News Briefs



BLOUNT COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT FLU CLINIC will be today from 9 a.m until 4 p.m., for those 6 months and older. Cost is $5 for those with no insurance. Medic-aid, Blue Advantage, Medicare (red, white, and blue card), ALLKids, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurances accepted. Phone 274-2120 for more info.

NARFE CHAPTER 942 will meet tomorrow, Oct. 20, at 10 a.m., at Catfish Cabin in Albertville. Guest speaker will be Anthony Campbell, editor of The Advertiser Gleam.

ONEONTA REC BASKETBALL will have registration Saturdays, Oct. 22 and 29, from 9 a.m. until noon for girls in grades 2-6, in the Oneonta High School lobby. The registration fee is $25 and if you have registered with the rec center, there is no need to register again.

HAYDEN COMMUNITY CENTER will host the band Pure Country at a free concert on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Bring a covered dish and enjoy country and gospel singing and dancing. Phone 514-2127 with questions.

CAR CARE FAIR will be Saturday, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., at H&S Garage, Inc., 10101 Ala 160, Hayden. The free vehicle check will be performed by a certified technician and there is no further obligation. There will be hotdogs, refreshments, and door prizes. The business pledges $10 from each oil and filter service performed that day and the following week to the Blount County Children’s Center. Donations to the children’s center will also be accepted.

SNEAD WATER DEPARTMENT CUSTOMERS The town will be changing out water meters during the next several months Monday through Friday and on weekends, weather permitting. Questions? Phone 466-3200.

STRAIGHT MOUNTAIN VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT will have a chili supper and cake auction on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m., at the Anchor, Highland Lake. The $7 plate includes all-you-can eat chili and fixings; children 12 and under $5. The cake auction will begin at 5 p.m. followed by awarding of door prizes.

CHILI COOK-OFF AND FALL FESTIVAL will be held at The Church at Remlap on Saturday, Oct. 29. Judging and festival activities begin at 4 p.m. There is a $25 entry fee for the cook-off and prizes will be awarded. Phone Jennifer or April at 680- 6915 for more info.

BLOUNT COUNTY SANTA LIST for needy Blount County children will be available on Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., at the Frank Green Building Auditorium. Lunch will be provided from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. to those who adopt a child’s list during that time. Phone Alicia at 274-5224 or Laura at 274- 5251 for more info.

Anyone who has a 6+ ft. pre-lit tree to donate for the Children’s Santa at DHR is asked to phone 274-5224.

A Department of Human Resources yard sale will be held Saturday, Oct. 22, at the DHR parking lot. Rent a spot for $15. Contact Alicia at 274-5224 for information on any DHR events.

FRIENDS OF THE LOCUST FORK RIVER and the Blount County Memorial Museum are gathering tales about life on the Locust Fork River. The stories will be preserved for current and future generations. Sign up for a River Tales training seminar to be held Friday, Oct. 28, from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m., at the Oneonta Public Library. Phone the museum at 625-6905 to register.