NEWS briefs

NARFE CHAPTER 942 will meet tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Outlaw Steakhouse in Guntersville. Special guest speaker will be Tammy Burks of the American Red Cross. Questions? Phone 256-891-1113.

BLOUNT COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Frank Green Building. Speakers will be Blount County commissioners Allen Armstrong and Dean Calvert.

THE TOWN OF SUSAN MOORE will have Afternoon at the Park on Sunday, Oct. 20, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m., at the town park. There will be homemade stew, cornbread, drinks, activities for the kids, live entertainment, and door prizes. The public is invited to bring a chair and enjoy the afternoon.

BLOUNT COUNTY EDUCATION RETIREES ASSOCIATION will have wellness screenings and free flu shots Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Lester Memorial United Methodist Church fellowship hall. Bring PEEHIP and/or Southland insurance cards. Family covered by retirees included. The group will meet Friday, Oct. 25, at 10:30 a.m. at Charlie B’s Restaurant. The program, “Nursing facilities, what we need to know,” will be presented by TLC administrator Caren Johnson.

ST. VINCENT’S BLOUNT AUXILIARY will have a $5 Masquerade jewelry and accessories sale Friday, Oct. 18, from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the private dining room at St. Vincent’s Blount Hospital. Proceeds benefit St. Vincent’s Blount Auxiliary and its programs.

BLOUNT COUNTY JOB FAIR Employers from temp agencies, local businesses, and healthcare and manufacturing industries will be present with information on available positions. Job seekers should dress for success and attend the event on Friday, Oct. 18, from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Frank Green Building. Questions? Phone 274-5200.

CHILDREN’S CENTER PANCAKE BREAKFAST The Blount County Children’s Center will sponsor the annual pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m on Saturday, Oct. 26, at Lester Memorial United Methodist Church. The $5 plate is all you can eat and entertainment will be provided by the students of Neely Arts Center. All proceeds benefit the Blount County Children’s Center.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AT PALISADES PARK Phone the park at 274-0017 through Nov. 11 to reserve a spot for the 13th annual event. Businesses, clubs, churches, and families are encouraged to decorate. There will be prizes awarded.

ONEONTA PUBLIC LIBRARY’S October events include: Easy DIY Costumes Learn to make simple DIY Halloween costumes Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 6:30 p.m. Terror in the Stacks The library, city of Oneonta, local businesses, and vendors will transform the library into a haunted house. For those who dare, visit the library Saturday, Oct. 26, beginning at 6 p.m. ‘If You Can’t Stand the Heat Get Out of the Kitchen’ will be presented by Oneonta fire chief Arthur Willis on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 6:30 p.m. Enter the drawing for a

smoke detector to be given away. Visit the library,, phone 274-7641, or visit the library’s Facebook page for more information on these and more exciting library programs.

HYATT FAMILY REUNION will be Sunday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Arab Community Center. Bring a covered dish, drinks, and memories to share. The center is off Shoal Creek Trail, near the city park. Questions? Phone Shirell Hyatt at 256-734-1157.

CLEVELAND CLASS OF 1964 will meet at the Cleveland High School homecoming game Friday, Oct. 18. Questions? Phone 274-7252.

APPALACHIAN CLASS OF 1973 will celebrate its 40th reunion Oct. 18-19. Friday night the group will attend the homecoming football game and Saturday will meet for lunch at the Depot in Oneonta from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. All teachers and former classmates are invited. Questions? Phone Phil Henderson at 914-1716 or 849- 4591.

J.B. PENNINGTON CLASS OF 1993 will have its 20th reunion Saturday, Oct. 19, from noon until 4 p.m. The family-friendly gathering is a free, potluck event. Questions? Phone the reunion committee at 470-4790 or 625-3703.