ONEONTA PUBLIC LIBRARY is opening to the public tomorrow, April 1. Max capacity will be limited to 25 people at a time. While it is not required, we request that patrons continue to wear masks indoors and maintain social distancing recommendations. Masks will be available at the front counter. Library hours are: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Phone the library at 205-274-7641 or visit for more information. Follow us on Facebook for updates.

J.B. PENNINGTON FFA FARM EQUIPMENT CONSIGNMENT AUCTION will be Saturday, April 3, at 9 a.m., at the high school. The auction is open to the public and will feature all types of farm equipment, construction equipment, welders, lawn and garden equipment, ATVs, trailers, trucks, and tools. Consignment fee is 10 percent and is tax deductible. Donated items will be accepted as well. No junk please. Viewing will be Friday, April 2, from noon until 6 p.m., and Saturday from 7 a.m. until the auction begins. Auctioneer will be DeWon Farmer (License #1787). For more information phone the school at 205-775-2050 or Van Alldredge at 205-237-5915.

WALKER REUNION scheduled for Saturday, April 3, has been canceled due to COVID-19, deaths, etc.

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.

LOCUST FORK REC SOFTBALL LEAGUE is partnering with LuLu’s BBQ (29636 Highway 79) for a fundraiser. On Saturday, April 10, from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m., 10 percent of your purchase will be donated to the league.

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.

FRIENDS OF THE LOCUST FORK RIVER Tomorrow, April 1, through Thursday, April 15: 2020 Art and Photo Contest winners are on display at Susan Moore High School.

Fridays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30: Come plant seedlings at FLFR Nursery. Email for more information.

Saturday, April 3: Landscaping at the Grand Staircase.

Saturday, April 10, 9 a.m. until noon: River cleanups. Visit the website for specific times and locations. Volunteers will focus on doing a deep clean at Swann Covered Bridge.

Joan Babcock will soon begin our next mural of blue heron at Sullivan’s Auto Service in Cleveland. Her other mural, “Let Nature be Your Teacher,” is at 237 Railroad Boulevard in Oneonta and “Explore the River” by Lakshmi Tummalapalli and @OneExplorer is at 62441 U.S. Highway 231 in Cleveland. Share your pics on social media with the hashtags #FLFRMurals and #NatureAwarenessMurals.

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

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 Qualified applicants will be contacted to schedule a brief interview which is part of the selection process for scholarship recipients.

GROW MORE GIVE MORE is a project that teaches home gardeners new skills and encourages them to share their harvest with the community. We teach you to Grow More fruits and vegetables so you can Give More to those fighting hunger and food insecurity. Visit for online resources, contact the Blount County Extension Office at 205-274-2129, or phone the Master Gardener Helpline at 877-252-4769.

ONEONTA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION is sponsoring the first Explore Oneonta Photo Competition. Entries will be accepted through June 15. Visit for info.

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

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,, or phone 205-446-0462 for more information about these and other OBA events and activities.

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.

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

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 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.

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.

BLOUNT COUNTY MEMORIAL MUSEUM Those interested in researching World War II service members will find the Our Heroes of American World War II Alabama valuable. The book features photos and text for each serviceman. The museum thanks Connie L. Tidwell for the donation.

The 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.

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