ONE WAY OUTREACH in Cleveland is accepting applications for its after school care and 4-year-old preschool program, Friends in Faith. Register Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m.until 4 p.m.Contact Paige Smith at 205-353- 1226 for more information.

ONEONTA REC SOCCER signups for ages 4 to 11 are going on now through Friday, Aug. 7, online at Email for more information.

BAMACARRY OF BLOUNT COUNTY will meet Thursdays, Aug. 13 and Sept. 10, at 6:30 p.m., at SwampTails in Oneonta. All gun rights enthusiasts are invited.

ONEONTA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION is sponsoring the Oneonta Forum Tuesday, Aug. 11, at 7 p.m., at Anchors Church. Voters have the opportunity to hear candidates for mayor and city council discuss issues of importance in the upcoming election. Jack Bains will serve as moderator for the question and answer format. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees will be screened at the door beginning at 6 p.m.; social distancing guidelines will be followed. The event will also be livestreamed for those who wish to view from home. Classic Cruise-In will be Saturday, Aug. 29, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Visit for more information.

SUSAN MOORE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1956 will have the 64 year reunion Saturday, Aug. 22, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., at Charlie B’s in Oneonta. Two rooms have been reserved so classmates may maintain social distance. Phone Wanda at 205-363-0935, Jeanette at 205-625-2160, or Nadine at 205-353-1565 for more information.

ONEONTA HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1960 will have the 60 year reunion Saturday, Aug. 29, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., at Charlie B’s Restaurant. For more information email Ginger Hyde at

AMERICAN LEGION POST #72 has food collection containers for needy veterans located at Priceless IGA supermarket in Oneonta. All donations of non-perishable food items are appreciated.

BLOUNT COUNTY MEMORIAL MUSEUM is searching for information about or photographs of the Sibleyville community and Sibleyville Brick Company. They are also asking for information about why the Tidmore community was renamed Nectar in the early 1900s. Phone Amy Rhudy at 205-625-6905 Tuesday through Thursday.

BLOUNT COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY will not hold regular meetings until further notice. Phone chairman Larry Armstrong at 205-590-1467 for additional information.

BLOUNTSVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. until noon. Hours are subject to change with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Please follow the library on Facebook at Blountsville Public Library for the most current information.

BLOUNT COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CLUB will not hold regular monthly meetings until further notice.

WEAVER/WOOD Descendants of Hezekiah C. Weaver or Freeman Newton Wood contact Betty LeMarchand at The family meets the first Saturday in October and would love to meet new relatives.

BLOUNTSVILLE HISTORICAL PARK Free tours of the cabins are available during regular hours. The park is available for weddings, reunions, and meetings and is open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Phone 205-429-2468 or 205-410-4404 for reservations.

FRIENDS OF THE LOCUST FORK RIVER FLFR is looking for volunteers. If you can spare four hours a month, we have interesting and rewarding activities. Email to join our team.

Register for hikes and cleanups, learn more about FLFR, donate, and much more at Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART Chapter 2213 meets the first Tuesday of each month at R&R BBQ, Hwy 411, Odenville. Meeting and meal at 6 p.m. All Purple Heart recipients and spouses are welcome to attend or join. Contact Chap. Cmdr. Lonnie Wadsworth at 205-844- 1017.

BLOUNT COUNTY AND ONEONTA CITY SCHOOLS CHILD FIND is an effort to locate, identify, and evaluate children with disabilities from birth to age 21. Children with disabilities such as hearing or vision impairment, developmental, or other impairments will benefit from the program, which works to plan appropriate services and link families to services for students. Phone the Blount County Board of Education at 205-775-1950, the Oneonta Board of Education at 205- 543-1515, or 800-543-3098 for more information.

UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL ALABAMA is seeking volunteers to serve on the Visiting Allocations Team (VAT) during the 2020 Allocations Process. VAT volunteers review all partner agencies funded through UWCA’s annual campaign. Responsibilities include: committing to 10 to 12 hours during September and October; attending and actively participating in team meetings and agency site visits (all done virtually); reviewing agency programs and accomplishments; working with other volunteers to make program assessments and recommendations. Go to, click on the Volunteer tab, then on the Visiting Allocations Team tab, or call Randy Betch at 205-458-2171.

PALISADES PARK is now open to the public. Reservations for events, fire tower, and rock climbing are allowed if required social distancing can be maintained. Some hiking trails are not accessible due to storm damage. Clean up is ongoing; stay clear of areas where workers are present. Phone 205-274-0017 or email for more information.