ONEONTA CITY HALL has recently updated their telephone system. You will now reach an automated system when calling 205- 274-2150. The menu is listed by departments. Listen to the entire menu and then make your selection of an employee or department. For direct assistance, choose option 6.
BROOKSVILLE VOLUNTEER FIRE AND RESCUE will have a fish fry Saturday, Oct. 17, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. A $12 plate includes choice of fish, chicken, shrimp, or combination and fries, slaw, hush puppies, pickle, onion, drink, and choice of homemade dessert. Carry out only.
ONEONTA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION The first of OBA’s quarterly socials for members and interested guests will be Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m., at Charlie B’s Restaurant. Appetizers and drinks will be served. There will be screenings at the door. Masks are required and social distancing will be observed.
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 email@example.com for more information.
QUILT SHOW The Blount County Quilters Guild will have the annual quilt show Friday, Oct. 23, and Saturday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., at the Quilters Cottage at Palisades Park. Admission is $5. Masks are required and social distancing will be maintained. All quilters are invited to enter. One quilt allowed per category and cannot be a quilt that has previously won in this show. Entries will be accepted Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Phone 205-601-8623 or 205-274-8440 for more information.
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.
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 coronavirus pandemic.
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 (now through Dec. 7). Other assistance is also available. Phone 205-680-2068 or 800-596-4371 for info. USDA NEWS 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.
Enrollment applications are being accepted for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program through Friday, Dec. 11. This is a voluntary risk management program that offers protection to dairy producers when the difference between the all-milk price and the average feed price (the margin) falls below a certain dollar amount selected by the producer. For information visit www.farmers.gov or your local USDA Service Center at 55545 U.S. Highway 231 N, Oneonta or phone 205-274-2361 x2.
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.
BAMACARRY OF BLOUNT COUNTY will meet Thursdays, Nov. 12, and Dec. 10, at 6:30 p.m., at SwampTails in Oneonta. All gun rights enthusiasts are invited.
MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART Chapter 2213 meets the first Tuesday of each month, at 6 p.m., at R&R BBQ, Hwy 411, Odenville. All Purple Heart recipients and spouses are welcome to attend or join. Contact Chap. Cmdr. Lonnie Wadsworth at 205-844-1017.