SINGINGS MT. VIEW BAPTIST will have an old-fashioned singing Sunday, Nov. 7, beginning at 2 p.m. with the Steel City Quartet as special guests. The singing follows regular services: Sunday school at 10 a.m., preaching at 11 a.m., and dinner around noon. Pastor Josh Hickey invites all to attend. Call 590-3321 for more information. Church located on Arkadelphia Road, one mile northwest of its intersection with Skyline Drive.

PARK AVENUE BAPTIST will have fifth-Sunday singing Oct. 31 at 6 p.m. Guests will be Joyful Hearts and Brenda and Donnie Fox from Cullman.

REVIVALS STRAIGHT MOUNTAIN MENNONITE will have revival services at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, and at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, through Wednesday, Nov. 3. Guest evangelist will be Phil Swartzentruber, pastor of Turner’s Creek Mennonite Church in eastern Kentucky. Pastor Bob Metzler invites all to attend.

MT. VIEW BAPTIST will have revival services at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 through Nov. 10. Evangelist will be Kevin Merritt from Iuka, Miss. Pastor is Josh Hickey. Church located on Arkadelphia Road, one mile northwest of its intersection with Skyline Drive. 647-1865.

SPECIAL EVENTS LEE’S CHAPEL METHODIST on Pine Mountain plans a hallelujah celebration Sunday, Oct. 31, between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.

BLOUNTSVILLE UNITED METHODIST will have three events Saturday, Oct. 30, presented by the GreenHouse children’s ministry. A clothing giveaway is planned between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m., when clothing for all sizes, all seasons, and all styles for all ages will be donated. At 5:30 p.m., the trunks of cars parked in a special area around the fellowship hall will spring open with treats for the children. The trunks close at 6:30 p.m., when all will be welcomed “back to Mayberry” in the fellowship hall for a covered-dish meal, games, and maybe even visits with people in jail. Prizes will be awarded to winners of baking contests, Mayberry trivia, and best Mayberry character costume.

DAILEY’S CHAPEL plans a fall cemetery cleanup and asks that vases, mementos, shepherd’s hooks, etc., not permanently mounted on tombstones, be removed by Oct. 29 so the groundskeeper can complete fall cleaning. For more information or clarification, call 274-7165 or 635-3626.

TRINITY BAPTIST, 6156 county road 45, Nectar, will have a fall festival Saturday, Oct. 30, between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Fun includes food, games, a moonwalk, and trunk or treat. Everyone invited. For information, call 681-1228 or 446-0382.

SHILOH UNITED METHODIST on Boat Landing Road in Allgood is having trunk-or-treat Sunday, Oct. 31, beginning at 4 p.m. Everyone is invited.

TURNING POINT UNITED METHODIST will have a community fall festival Saturday, Oct. 30, between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. A jumping castle and slide, hay ride, carnival-style games, booths, free food, and cake walk will provide prizes for everyone and fun for all ages. For information, go to
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The church also plans a community “reverse Halloween” Sunday, Oct. 31, between 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., when all are welcome to listen to music by the Clayboys Gospel Group and enjoy a soup supper provided by the Turning Point youth. For more information, call 681-2812.

A third event at the church is planned Dec. 4, when a quilt walk will be held between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Vendors who want to set up booths for crafts, homemade goods, etc., for sale are welcome. The church does not charge for booths but would appreciate donations based on sales. For more information, contact Una Jackson at 681-0159.

Turning Point is located at 337 Tabernacle Road, Locust Fork, about .5 mile south of the school.

HAYDEN AREA CHURCHES are sponsoring a community fall festival Saturday, Oct. 30, between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Hayden ball park. Free food and candy. Come join in the fun!

HIGHMOUND CHURCH FALL REVIVAL will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 3, Nov. 4, and Nov. 5. Prayer room starts at 6:45 p.m. Evangelist is William McClellan, and pastor is Paul Kelley. Church located on Teal Road in Horton.

COMMUNITY CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN of Allgood will have its first annual harvest festival Sunday, Oct. 31, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Participants can enjoy hot dog lunch, games, and fun. Church in Allgood, three miles south of Oneonta on Ala 75.

PARK AVENUE BAPTIST will host a trunk or treat event, along with AWANA registration and kickoff, Sunday, Oct. 31, between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Enjoy hot dogs, peanuts, popcorn, candy, and fun for the whole family.

HIGH ROCK CHURCH fall festival will be Saturday, Oct. 30, from 5 p.m. till 8 p.m. Church on county road 45 at Hayden.

ONEONTA FIRST BAPTIST will hold its annual free fall festival Sunday, Oct. 31, from 5 p.m. till 7 p.m. Trunk or treat, games, prizes, and free food for the entire family!

THE WORD CHURCH invites all to attend services at 9:45 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 6 p.m. on Sundays and at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Pastor Don Edwards says, “Come worship with us. God loves you and we do too!” Church is located in Blountsville on U.S. 231 south of Jack’s Restaurant in the Ponderosa Mini-Plaza. HEALTH ISSUES FLU CLINICS will be held by the Blount County Health Department between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 12, and Wednesday, Nov. 17. Medicare and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance will be accepted, but you MUST have the insurance cards with you in order for the department to file claims. Cost of the vaccine is $5 for those without Medicare or BC/BS insurance. Call the health department at 274-2120 if you have questions.

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE will be held between 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, and Tuesday, Nov. 2, in the healthcare science classroom at the Blount County Career Technical Center. All presenting volunteer blood donors will be entered automatically into a quarterly drawing for one of two pairs of Delta Air Lines tickets. Donors will also receive Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail certificates, each for an 18-hole round of golf. Bring photo ID or American Red Cross donor card. What are you waiting for? You have the power to make a difference by giving blood.

MEETINGS ONEONTA JAYCEES will have a business meeting Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 6:30 p.m. at Heritage Green Clubhouse (19th hole). All current and past members are urged and invited to attend. HIGHLAND LAKE TOWN COUNCIL will meet Monday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. at the Anchor, 612 Lakeshore Drive.

BLOUNT COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION will meet Nov. 1 and Nov. 29. Both meetings will begin at 1 p.m.

BLOUNT COUNTY PURE EARTH 4-H CLUB will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Frank J. Green Building auditorium. The club, which is open to those 9 to 18, is dedicated to teaching young people more about the earth and what can be done to protect it and make it a better place to live. There is no cost to join. Contact Nancy Graves at 274-2120 or
REUNIONS YOUNGBLOOD DESCENDANTS of Rufus, Lawrence, and Annie Elizabeth Tawbush- Youngblood will meet Saturday, Oct. 30, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. in the D.S. Loyd Building at Palisades Park. Everyone is welcome to come and bring a covered dish.

DOCK AND IRENA NELSON JOHNSON descendants and friends will meet Saturday, Nov. 6, at High Rock FCM Church fellowship hall from 10 a.m. until ? Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish and old family photos. For more information, call Doris Copeland at 647-0152 or Pat Dunn at 559-7315.

NEWSBRIEFS GREEN-PHILLIPS The annual reunion for the family of Dave and Janie Phillips Green will be Nov. 6 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Dalton Moss Lodge, Palisades Park. Bring a covered dish and mingle with your cousins. If you have never been, why not do it this year? For information, call Pat at 274-7507.

JONES FAMILY REUNION for descendants of William Casey Jones and Elizabeth Russell Jones will be Sunday, Nov. 7, at the Hayden Community Center. Bring a covered dish and family history stories to share at the 1 p.m. dinner. For information, contact Harold Jones at 647-5948, Sharon Brown 647-2424, or email

SUSAN MOORE CLASS OF 1945 will have its 65th-year reunion Saturday, Nov. 6, at 11 a.m. at Al and Mick’s Barbecue in Snead. All class members are urged to attend. Call 429-2859.

THIS AND THAT MINERS’ STORIES REQUESTED Champion miners held a reunion recently at the Blount County Memorial Museum and reminisced about their hardships, antics, and camaraderie at the mine. Van Gunter then helped organize the Champion Miners Society, which asked the museum to prepare a reference book of collected materials from the miners. Amy Rhudy, museum curator, is asking these miners to submit their stories for the book if they want to be included. Stories must be typed, not more than two pages (no photos), and including job titles and the year starting and year ending work at the mine. Include personal information, such as who their next-door neighbors were if they lived at Champion. Stories, to be submitted to the museum by Dec. 1, must be written by the miner or a family member and in condition to be immediately inserted into the book. The museum reserves editorial rights. The Champion reference book will include museum items and will be displayed at the museum. Date for display will be announced. The museum in Oneonta continuously updates and maintains an array of historical artifacts and documents on the history of this county and its people.

BLOUNT COUNTY RESCUE SQUAD needs help from the community for operating expenses, upkeep of equipment, and purchase of a new rescue boat. The squad is asking for $35 from each household and, in exchange, is offering a complimentary 10×13 color family portrait to each. Households will be notified of dates and times to be photographed. Receipts will be given. Make checks payable to the Blount County Rescue Squad. Captain Edward Gean, 274-2532, and treasurer Neal Pate, 305-0393, remind the public that it is their rescue squad and their support that enables the squad to save lives and maintain equipment. They urge people to contribute as they are contacted over the next few months.

STRAIGHT MOUNTAIN FIRE DEPARTMENT will be open for Halloween on Saturday, Oct. 30. Take the little ones by Station 1 at 4201 county road 29 beginning at 5 p.m. for Halloween treats.

NECTAR SENIOR CITIZEN CENTER is hosting its annual crafts and baked-goods sale Saturday, Nov. 6, between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Nectar center.

SAUSAGE/PANCAKE BREAKFAST at Blountsville VFW Hall will be served Saturday, Nov. 6, from 7 a.m. till 11 a.m. Adult plates with three pancakes and two pieces of sausage are $5. Children’s plates with two pancakes and one piece of sausage are $3 for those 11 and under. Those three and under eat free.

BLOUNT COUNTY VETERANS DAY PARADE will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, when hometown heroes will be honored by people along the sidewalks and streets of Oneonta. The parade allows Blount residents to say “thank you” to local veterans for the sacrifices they made serving the country and defending American freedom. Grand marshals this year will be local Vietnam veterans. All veterans who want to ride in the parade should meet at the old high school parking lot by 8:30 a.m., and veterans who want to ride their motorcycles in the parade should be at Marvin’s parking lot by 8:30 a.m. Call Cheryl at 353-9161 for information about motorcycles in the parade. Call Amy Rhudy at 625-6905 or Aimee Dobbs at 274-2153 for any other information about the parade.