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

Explore Oneonta, OBA’s new quarterly publication, is available at local member retailers as well as on OBA’s website (

FRIENDS OF THE LOCUST FORK RIVER Fridays, March 19 and 26: Come plant seedlings at the FLFR Nursery between 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. To volunteer, email Jennah at

2020 Art & Photo contest winners will be on display at Locust Fork Baptist Church through March 31. Now 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.

COVID guidelines are followed at all events. Register for events, learn more, donate, and more at

BLOUNT COUNTY QUALITY HEALTH CARE has COVID-19 vaccination appointments available Friday, March 19, from 9 a.m. until noon and 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. There is no charge. Please bring your insurance card if you have insurance. Phone 256-439-6404 or 256-439-6405 with questions or to schedule an appointment.

BROOKSVILLE FIRE & RESCUE will have a fish fry Saturday, March 27, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. The $12 plate includes fish, chicken, shrimp, or any combination, fixings, dessert, and drink.

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.

SMALL FARMER TRAINING 2021 Wallace State Community College is conducting online and on-site small farmer training classes April 5 through Aug. 25. Visit or contact Travis Kress at 256-352-8115 or for more information or to register.

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.

BLOUNT COUNTY MEMORIAL MUSEUM is searching for photographs of the Red Hill area in Oneonta (500 Second Street South). The book Along the Way: A Photographic Journey by author and photographer Larry Clowdus of Oneonta is for sale at the museum.

Harold Cleveland of Oneonta donated the book King’s Mountain and Its Heroes: History of the Battle of King’s Mountain, October 7, 1780, and the Events Which Led To It.

Sandra Arnold Murray, Oneonta High School graduate, donated several Tomahawk yearbooks from OHS. In addition, Mary Jane McGowan donated the first yearbook of Southeastern Elementary School. Anyone interested in donating yearbooks from area high schools may contact Rhudy at the Museum. The public is always welcome to view the museum’s yearbook collection during regular hours.

For genealogy appointments, phone Amy Rhudy Tuesday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at 205-625-6905.

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.

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