NARFE CHAPTER 942 will meet tomorrow, May 16, at 10 a.m., at Catfish Cabin.

COVERED BRIDGE PLAYERS presents ‘The Odd Couple’ May 17-19. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. Sunday show is at 2 p.m. Phone 205-274-SHOW (7469) or visit to reserve tickets.

SPRING CLEAN DAY was postponed until Saturday, May 18, due to rain. Meet at the gazebo at 9 a.m. Bring work gloves, wheelbarrows, shovels, weed eaters, pruners, rakes, brooms, and yard trash bags. All are welcome! The event is sponsored by the City of Oneonta, the Blount-Oneonta Chamber of Commerce, the Oneonta Business Association, and the Oneonta Beautification Board.

BROOKSVILLE FIRE AND RESCUE will have a fish fry Saturday, May 18, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., at 81390 U.S. 278, Blountsville. The $12 plate includes choice of fish, chicken, shrimp, or any combination of two with fries, hush puppies, slaw, pickle, onion, choice of homemade dessert, and drink.

NATIONAL SKILLED NURSING CARE WEEK continues through May 18. The theme for this year’s observance is “Live Soulfully.” TLC Nursing Center will celebrate with the following events: today, May 15, 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. – Family Fun Fest; 6 p.m. – Cookout and Pine Mountain Opossum Pickers; Thursday, May 16, 10 a.m. – Crossroad Cruisers and Covered Bridge Car Club Parade; Friday, May 17, 2 p.m. – TLC Karaoke.

ONEONTA PUBLIC LIBRARY Tomorrow, May 16: Novel Destinations Book Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. to discuss I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith. New members welcome.

Saturday, May 18: Lego Club meets at 10 a.m. to see what you can create in one hour. Finished works will be displayed at the library and shared on social media.

Monday, May 20: Homeschool Hangouts will meet at 1 p.m. for part two of Alden Brindle’s class on the human brain. Join us even if you missed part one.

English as a Second Language lab is Mondays at 4:30 p.m. and class is Thursdays at 4:30 p.m.

Twisted Stitchers is Tuesdays at 1 p.m. Bring your project – the group is open to all skill levels.

Story hour is Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

Hours are Monday and Thursday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Visit or phone 205-274-7641 for more information on library programs.

COLON CANCER AWARENESS SEMINAR Ashley Adams, RN, will discuss colorectal cancer awareness, prevention, and treatment tomorrow, May 16, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., in the Colonel Cullmann Room in Professional Office Building 2 on the Cullman Regional campus. The lunch and learn program is $5 for Healthy Life members and $8 for others. To register, phone 256-735-5600 or visit

ARMED FORCES DAY CELEBRATION will be Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., at St. Clair Arena, 100 Arena Drive, Odenville. Come show your support for military heroes as well as get information about military careers. Phone Wayne Johnson at 205-338-9416 or 205-753-1156 for more information.

CLEVELAND HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1964 will have a reunion Saturday, May 18, at 2 p.m., at Cleveland First Baptist Church. Phone Gail at 205- 274-7252 for information.

CLEVELAND HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1962 will have a reunion Saturday, May 18, from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., at Charlie B’s. Contact Wayne Ellis at 205-559-2766 for information.

HAMM REUNION will be Saturday, May 18, at the Lions Club, 111 Michelle Street SW, Hanceville. Please bring a covered dish for the noon lunch. Phone Scott Hamm at 256-739-3069 for information.

BEARD – SIMMONS FAMILY REUNION The 35th annual event will be Sunday, May 19, from noon until 2 p.m., at North Broad Street Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, in Albertville. Bring a covered dish. A group photo will be taken. Worship with the family at 10:30 a.m. at the church.

SNEAD TOWN COUNCIL will hold a special meeting Monday, May 20, at 7 p.m., in the Community Center, for the purpose of reviewing applications and possible selecting an office clerk.

FREE STROKE PREVENTION SCREENINGS In recognition of National Stroke Month, Cullman Regional is offering free stroke prevention screenings Thursday, May 23, from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m., in the Colonel Cullmann Room in Professional Office Building 2. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Phone 256-735-5600 to schedule an appointment.

COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY EXERCISE CLASS will be Friday, May 24 (snack day), at 10 a.m., at the Frank Green Building auditorium. Exercises are approved by the American Arthritis Association and the class is free to attend. Phone Sonya at 205-625-6079 with questions.

OHS BAND ALUMNI Join us as we celebrate and honor David Bearden at a retirement reception Saturday, May 25, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., in the OHS Band Room. A memory book will be available to share stories and photos. Gifts will be accepted.

OPERATION GRATEFUL HEART Blount County Memorial Day Service will be Saturday, May 25, at 10 a.m., in front of the Blount County Courthouse. In case of rain, the event will be held in the Frank Green Bulding auditorium.

FRIENDS OF THE LOCUST FORK RIVER Hike to Cornelius Falls with Stephen Guesman and Martha Hunter on Saturday, May 25, at 9 a.m. This is a moderate hike to the widest waterfalls on the river.

Youth kayak sprint will be held Saturday, June 8, at the 37th Alabama Youth State Games in Huntsville. There are male and female division for ages 7 to 18. The first 100 racers pay $10; thereafter the fee is $25. FLFR will reimburse $10 to the first 15 Blount County participants. Deadline to register is May 24.

Entries for the 2019 Art & Photo Contest will be accepted through Wednesday, July 31. Participation details are available on our website.

FLFR is looking for volunteers for various projects. If you can spare four hours a month, we have interesting and rewarding activities. Email to join our team.

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

STOP THE BLEED CLASS Oneonta Fire and Rescue in cooperation with Allgood Fire and Rescue will host a free Stop the Bleed Class Saturday, May 25, at 9 a.m. The goal of the class is to prevent deaths after natural and intentional trauma by teaching the community (who are often present before first responders) basic bleeding control.

LIVE WELL Middle Alabama Area Agency on Aging (M4A) is offering a free six-week course to help manage chronic health conditions. Classes meet each Wednesday through May 29, from 1 p.m. until 3:30 p.m., at First Baptist Church, Locust Fork. Transportation and respite assistance is available. Phone M4A at 205-670-5770 to register. BLOUNTSVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY has mosaic art by Mountain Mosaics and More on display through the month of May. These beautiful pieces are handmade by Gary and Julia Zimmerman of Blountsville.

Library hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Phone 205-429-3156 or visit for more information.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS TRAINING The University of West Alabama Police Department will host a one-day class on Wednesday, June 12, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., at the Bell Conference Center on the Livingston campus. The event offers free training for law enforcement, first responders, prosecutors, judges, probation officers, victim service providers, social workers, healthcare professionals, and educators. Registration is required. Contact Officer Josette White at or 205-652-3602.

BLOUNT COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CLUB will meet Thursday, June 13, at 6:30 p.m., in the Frank Green Building auditorium.

LADY LAKERS of Highland Lake are taking orders for whole Boston butts for the Memorial Day weekend. Boston butts are $30 each and may be picked up Friday, May 24, from 10 a.m. until noon, or Saturday, May 25, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., at the Anchor. To preorder phone Cheryl at 205-274-8509 or 205-515- 0432.

BLOUNT COUNTY AMERICAN LEGION Blountsville Post #129 meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Blount American Legion Hall. Oneonta Post #72 meets the second Saturday of each month at 8:30 a.m. at Charlie B’s. Snead Post #818 meets the first Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at the old Snead Senior Center. Locust Fork Post #2014 does not have a regular meeting schedule. For more information on any post, email Larry Stone at

LUGGAGE OF LOVE Gently used luggage is needed for foster children to pack their clothes when they must move from their homes or to a new home. Luggage may be dropped off at Cleveland First Baptist Church. It will be given to Blount County DHR. Phone Susan at 205-837-5436 for information.

PICTURE MAKERS PHOTO CLUB meets at 6:30 p.m., on the last Thursday of each month at the Cleveland Fire Department. Those with an interest in photography at any skill level are invited. Phone 205-559-2203 or 205-274-8608 for more information.

A PLACE AT THE TABLE meets on Tuesday nights from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m., at Main Street Coffee, adjacent to Miller’s Soda Shoppe. A light supper will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by casual conversation about the real-life topic of the week. Visit to learn more. No charge.

BLOUNT COUNTY BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION It’s time for honeybees and other pollinators to fly around and possibly cause problems. We can help with identification, swarm control, and advice. We don’t offer bee removal, but have a list of contacts that can safely remove bees. Phone Harold Deason at 205-568-1053, Jerry Carter at 205-213-1673, or Lonnie Funderburg at 205-559-3260 for more information.

The group meets every fourth Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Resource Center. Phone Charlene Makofsky at 205-999- 8948 or Hal Hendrix at 205-243-8424 for more information.

HAYDEN LIONS CLUB meets the first and third Mondays of each month at 7 p.m. at Top Hat Barbecue Restaurant on US 31 in Blount Springs. Phone club president Doug Jones at 205-590-1726 for more information.

THE CRISIS CENTER serves individuals who have experienced sexual assault and offers medical exams, counseling, and advocacy. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., with additional hours provided as needed. Individuals who have experienced sexual assault may reach the Crisis Center at any time via the Rape Response hotline at 205-323-7273, or during business hours at 202 2nd Avenue West, Oneonta. ALABAMA DIVISION OF THE SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS Forrest’s Cavalry Camp #1899 meets the fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at Blountsville Historical Park. For more information phone 256-706-6572, 256-612-4038, or Norman Alexander at 205-482- 4666. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS The Blount County group meets Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 7 p.m., and Sundays at 8 a.m. Alanon meets Mondays at noon. Both groups meet in Allgood. For information and directions to the meetings, phone 205-274- 7780 or 205-274-0596. BLOUNT COUNTY DULCIMER GROUP holds jam sessions on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., at Miller Soda Shoppe in Oneonta. Those who want to come and just listen are also welcome. Visit our Facebook page for videos and event announcements. CHAPTER 28 DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS The Blount County group has a service office at 1004 2nd Street East, Oneonta, open each Monday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The Hayden office is open 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. each Friday at Hayden Town Hall. Free services include assistance with forms for veterans benefits, insurance, and more. For information or to make an appointment, phone Cmdr. Frank Cannon at 205-359- 1865 or Gary Clements at 256-655-4867.

NEWS BRIEFS Phone 205-625-3231, fax 205- 625-3239, or email