CALENDAR

ONEONTA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION Classic Cruise-In is Saturday, Aug. 29, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Chapter V Band will perform. The Welcome to Oneonta mural and the OBA Art Walk will be officially unveiled and artists will be recognized at 6 p.m. Several downtown businesses will extend hours for the event. Masks and social distancing are encouraged. Visit www.oneontabusinessassociation.com for more information.

TLC NURSING CENTER requests inspirational and encouraging letters from the community. They can be addressed to specific patients or just general words of encouragement for staff or patients.The activities and social work team will print letters and give them out or read them when appropriate. Send letters to loveletters@tlcnursingcenter.com.

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.

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 MEMORIAL MUSEUM is searching for information or photographs of the Graves Gap School once located near Hayden. They are also asking for information about or photographs of the Sibleyville community and Sibleyville Brick Company and information about why the Tidmore community was renamed Nectar in the early 1900s. Phone curator Amy Rhudy at 205-625-6905 Tuesday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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 gih7735@att.net.

BAMACARRY OF BLOUNT COUNTY will meet Thursdays, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, and Dec. 10, at 6:30 p.m., at SwampTails in Oneonta. All gun rights enthusiasts are invited.

WEAVER/WOOD REUNION Descendants of Hezekiah C. Weaver or Freeman Newton Wood will have a reunion Saturday, Oct. 3, at Oak Grove Church, Highway 79, Blountsville. Contact Betty LeMarchand at wwrelatives@gmail.com for more information.

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 information.

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

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

ONEONTA PUBLIC LIBRARY Library hours are: Monday and Thursday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Phone the library at 205-274-7641 or visit www.oneontapubliclibrary.org.

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.

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, 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 ellen@flfral.com to join our team.

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

REPUBLIC SERVICES Residential garbage is at an all time high volume. Many trash cans are filled to the top and “coned” over. Republic Services asks that customers bag all garbage to prevent spillage. Trash cans blocked by cars parked on streets leave trucks no access to trash cans. Drivers are not allowed out of trucks at this time for their protection. Make sure trucks have access to reach cans; otherwise, they may be unable to service it. Phone 205-923-1650 with questions.

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 info.

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 www.uwca.org, 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 blountcountypark@gmail.com for more information.

News briefs deadline: Friday, noon.