News Briefs

STRAIGHT MOUNTAIN SENIOR CITIZENS meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 10 a.m. at Mountain Pointe Ministries. A meal is provided.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS The Blount County group meets Mondays 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 274-7780 or 274-0596. BLOUNT COUNTY BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION will have a beginner beekeeping class beginning Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at 6:30 p.m., at the Resource Center in Cleveland. The classes will run for 6-8 weeks.

The group meets every fourth Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Resource Center in Cleveland. Phone Charlene Makofsky at 999-8948 or Hal Hendrix at 243-8424 for more information. WALLACE STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE Spring registration for classes is being held through Dec. 21 to assist students and parents at the Oneonta Center. The Christmas and New Year’s break will be Dec. 22 though Jan. 2, reopening Jan. 3. Classes begin Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. Go by the local office or visit for more information.

HOPE HOUSE THRIFT STORE is in need of gently used furniture, appliances, apparel, and household items. Please donate clean items in working condition. This allows the organization to provide items to needy Blount County residents at a low cost. All donations are tax deductible. Donations accepted 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. until noon on Saturdays. The address is 1000 Lincoln Avenue, Oneonta, phone 625-4673.

AMERICAN PICKERS television show will be filming in Alabama and hosts are looking for unique antique collections and interesting stories. Have a one-of-a-kind collection or item? Phone 1-855-653- 7878 or email Private collections only – no stores, malls, flea markets, museums, or businesses open to the public.

OHS CLASS OF 1964 is planning a special Christmas Memorial in memory of deceased classmates. Contact information for the following class members is needed: Gene Arthur Mason, Mary Elayna Palmore, Joseph Michael Ragsdale, Kellie Wayne Rutherford, and Dorothy Marie Fountain. Phone Gary Conn at 615- 478-2636 or email t to provide contact information.

BLOUNTSVILLE HISTORICAL PARK The large pavilion is now complete and ready for reunions, picnics, weddings, receptions, and other events. Phone 429-2468 for event reservation information.

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