CALENDAR

Oneonta municipal runoff election results will be posted on our website.

BAMACARRY OF BLOUNT COUNTY will meet tomorrow, Oct. 8, and Thursdays, 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 River cleanups will be Saturday, Oct. 10, beginning at 9 a.m., at five locations. Register and see times, locations, and guides at www.flfr.org.

The second eco-mural, “Let Nature be Your Teacher,” is being painted by Joan Babcock at 237 Railroad Boulevard in Oneonta.

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.

NECTAR COMMUNITY will have a meeting Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m., at Nectar FCM Church. All residents are asked to attend to discuss upcoming fundraising and to view work that has been done.

OPERATION GRATEFUL HEART has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Blount County Veterans Day dinner and parade scheduled for Nov. 6 and 7 due to the impact of the pandemic.

AMERICAN LEGION POST #72 FISH FRY fundraiser will be Saturday, Nov. 7, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m., at Charlie B’s Restaurant in Oneonta.Meals are $10 each and available for drive-thru pickup. Limited seating on site. Post #72 is also looking for veterans who need assistance with nonperishable food items. Contact Cmdr. Gary Clements at 205-274-0306 for more information.

FLAG FOOTBALL CAMP for all first through sixth grade boys and girls will be Wednesday, Nov. 11, from 8 a.m.until 3 p.m. (lunch provided), and Saturday, Nov. 14, from 8 a.m.until 11 a.m.Registration fee is $25 per child. Find more information and registration information on the Sports For Christ and Cleveland First Baptist Church Facebook pages or www.clevelandfirstbaptistchurch.com.

20TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AT PALISADES PARK Businesses, churches, civic groups, or families may register through Sunday, Nov. 15, to decorate a spot. Decorating will begin in November and the exhibit opens to the public Tuesday, Dec. 1. Prize money will be awarded. Phone the park at 205-274-0017 for information. Registration forms are available at the park office or at www.blountcountypark.com/activities/christmas.

SENIOR RESOURCE CENTER Help to find the best Medicare plan is available for seniors and disabled residents in North Alabama. Senior Resource Center, located in Locust Fork, is available to help during the annual open enrollment period (through Dec. 7). Other assistance is available through the agency. Phone 205-680-2068 or 800-596-4371.

USDA TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE An additional $14 billion has been made available for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19. Signup for the Coronovirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2) continues through Friday, Dec. 11. Producers can apply at Farm Service Agency county offices. There are three categories of commodities and there is a payment limitation of $250,000 per person or entity for all commodities combined. Information and application forms are available at farmers. gov/cfap. One-on-one support with the application process is available by phoning 877-508-8364.

ONEONTA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION The Flags of Honor project will pay tribute to active duty military and veterans of the armed forces with colorful personalized 24”-x-36” banners. A sponsorship of $250 includes: flag of honor banner, Christmas greetings banner, generic “shop local” banner, and a to-be-determined themed banner. This is not a fundraiser. Funds collected will pay for production of banners and hanging apparatus. They will be displayed along First Avenue. Email info@oneontabusinessassociation.com for more information.