BLOUNT COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY will hold an executive committee only meeting Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 6:30 p.m., at Hayden Community Center, 629 County Highway 7, Hayden. Phone Larry Armstrong at 205- 590-1467 for information.

ART SHOW will be Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m., at SwampTails Restaurant. Showing will take place in groups of 10 by appointment only for onehour sessions.Masks are required. Fifty percent of proceeds will be donated to art programs in Blount County schools.Phone Lee Littenberg at 205-237- 8998 for appointments.

DRIVE-THRU FLU CLINIC The Alabama Department of Public Health will have a drive-thru flu clinic Friday, Sept. 25, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., at the Blount County – Oneonta Agri-business Center. Shots are available for those 6 months and older. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance accepted. Cost is $5 without insurance. Phone Blount County Health Department at 205- 274-2120 with questions.

LAKE CHARLES AID DONATIONS Loftis Robbins, Inc. will collect items Friday, Sept. 25., needed by Lake Charles, La., residents who suffered damage from recent hurricanes. Items requested are: plastic buckets and bins, dust masks, hoses and nozzles, flashlights and batteries, yard and cleaning tools, bleach and other cleaning chemicals, gloves, tarps, 8-penny nails, one-gallon sprayers, paper products (plates, cups, etc.), snack foods, fruit, diapers, basic toiletries, hand sanitizer, laundry products, and first aid products. Contact Kimberlie Payne at 205-625- 3891 or for more information.

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

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 for more information.

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

FRIENDS OF THE LOCUST FORK RIVER The second eco-mural will be painted by Joan Babcock during September and October on Railroad Boulevard in Oneonta.

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.

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

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.

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 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 BLOUNTSVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY Storytime with Mari Brindle is each Monday at 3:30 p.m. Parents must stay with their children and all attending should wear a mask.

The library is having a reading contest for adults 18 and older during the month of September. Visit the library for details. There is also a new display featuring all past librarians.

Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., and are subject to change. Please phone 205-429-3156 or 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, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Phone 205-429- 2468 or 205-410-4404 for reservations.

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.

ONEONTA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION Visit for more information.