CALENDAR

SIXTH ANNUAL E.L. AND PAULINE D. KILGORE LYCEUM, in association with the Community Arts Council of Blount County, presents Jim Connor Tuesday, March 16*, at 5:30 p.m., at Oneonta High School Eris Horton Auditorium. A Gadsden native, Connor is a graduate of Birmingham Southern College and Harvard University and has been inducted into the Alabama Blue Grass Hall of Fame. Masks and social distancing are required. (*Weather or other alternate date is March 18.)

ONEONTA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION The membership mingle is scheduled for Thursday, March 18, at 5:30 p.m., in the Cypress Room at SwampTails. Members and interested persons are invited to the free event.

Cruise and Croon events are scheduled for Saturdays, May 29, July 31, and Oct. 30, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., in downtown Oneonta.

The 19th annual June Fling is scheduled for Saturday, June 12, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., in downtown Oneonta.

Visit www.oneontabusinessassociation.com, www.facebook.com/oneontabusinessassociation, or phone 205-446-0462 for more information about these and other OBA events and activities.

SLEEP IN HEAVENLY PEACE will have a bed build in memory of core team member Bro. Bill Barnett Saturday, March 27, at 8 a.m., at Lester Memorial United Methodist Church.

SNEAD STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE Two opportunities are available through the Alabama Committee of Credentialing and Career Pathways for two high-demand career fields. Applications will be accepted through Friday, April 16, for the Industrial Systems Technology Scholarship and the Welding Career Track Scholarship. For more information or to apply, visit www.snead.edu/scholarships. Qualified applicants will be contacted to schedule a brief interview which is part of the selection process for scholarship recipients.

ONEONTA PARK & REC is looking for baseball officials. If interested call Ronnie Fuller at 205-540- 4717 or Dartyn Boatright at 205-936-5427.

ALABAMA APART TOGETHER is a crisis counseling program providing supportive services to Alabamians affected by COVID-19… all of us. Phone 1-888-442-1793 to access confidential and free services and information about available community resources.

FRIENDS OF THE LOCUST FORK RIVER

2020 Art & Photo contest winners will be on display at Locust Fork Baptist Church. Winter is a great time to get out and capture the beauty of Blount County – Awesome by Nature for the 2021 contest.

FLFR murals, “Let Nature be Your Teacher,” by Joan Babcock at 237 Railroad Boulevard in Oneonta and “Explore the River” by Lakshmi Tummalapalli and @OneExplorer at 62441 U.S. Highway 231 in Cleveland are available for photos. Share your pics on social media with the hashtags #FLFRMurals and #NatureAwarenessMurals.

Volunteers meet at the FLFR nursery on Fridays at 4 p.m. to plant seedlings. To volunteer, email Jennah at jennah@flfral.com.

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

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

FREE ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIRS are available for veterans or their spouses from the DAV. For more information, contact Cmdr. Frank Cannon at 205-359-1865 or Amy Rhudy at Blount County Memorial Museum 205-625-6905.

ELECTRIC AND PROPANE ASSISTANCE Community Action Agency of Northeast Alabama is offering assistance paying electric and propane bills. To apply, download the LITTLite mobile app or call 1-855-287-1730 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Funding for this program is provided by ADECA. Visit www.caaneal.org or follow us on Facebook for more information.

SENIOR RESOURCE CENTER offers various types of assistance for senior citizens in Blount County. Phone 205-680-2068 or 800-596-4371 for 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.

ONEONTA PUBLIC LIBRARY has returned to curbside service only. Library hours are: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monthly book club discussions have been postponed until Thursday, Jan. 21. Phone the library at 205-274-7641 or visit www.oneontapubliclibrary.org for details or to arrange a pick up. Follow us on Facebook for updates.

BLOUNTSVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Phone 205-429-3156, visit www.blountsvillepubliclibrary. info, or follow the library on Facebook at Blountsville Public Library for information.

ONEONTA CITY HALL is continuing to update and integrate features with their new phone system. The menu options have changed to include only one of four options before speaking with an individual. If you dial 205-274-2150, you have: Option 1 Court, Option 2 Fire, Option 3 Police, Option 4 All City Business/ Operator.

Traditionally, each department had a direct line. This option continues with the following numbers assigned to those departments. Main Menu 205-274-2150; Revenue 205-813-7182; City Clerk 205-813-7183; City Administrator 205-813-7184; Human Resources 205-813-7185; Public Safety Director 2050-813-7186; Police Investigations (ring all) 2050-813- 7187; Police Chief 205-813-7188; Fire Department (ring all) 205-813-7189; Fire Chief 205-813-7190; Building Inspections (ring all) 205-813-7191; Bookkeeper 205-813-7192.

BLOUNT COUNTY MEMORIAL MUSEUM is searching for yearbooks/annuals from any school in Blount County. If you are interested in donating, phone curator Amy Rhudy at 205-625-6905 or visit the museum Tuesday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The museum currently has eight new displays showcasing L&N Railroad, the Boy Scouts, brass bells, photographs of Blount County covered bridges, Horton Mill, model airplanes, vintage toys, and a Blount County educational display.

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.

ONE WAY OUTREACH in Cleveland is accepting applications for its after school care 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.

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.