News Briefs

HURRICANE IRMA RELIEF The Oneonta Fire & Rescue Service and Oneonta Police Department are collecting the following supplies through Saturday, Sept. 16: bottled water, canned goods, pet food, socks, towels, toilet paper, paper towels, batteries, blankets, soap, feminine products, baby food, baby diapers, can openers, heavy work gloves, cleaning supplies (spray disinfectant, rubber gloves, mops, brooms, buckets, trash bags, etc.) Drop off items at Oneonta Fire Department.

BLOUNT COUNTY EXTENSION is offering a series of job prep classes as follows: today, Sept. 13 – Resume Building; Wednesday, Sept. 20 – Appropriate Dress; Wednesday, Sept. 27 – Interview Skills. All classes are from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Register at 274-2129 for the free classes.

BROOKSVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT will have a fish fry catered by Swamp John’s on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., at the fire department, at the intersection of Ala 79 and U.S. 278. The $11 plate includes fish, shrimp, or chicken with all the fixings. Proceeds benefit the fire department.

SNEAD TOWN PICNIC will be Saturday, Sept. 30. Vendor space is available for $25 per booth or tent. Phone Jennifer Adams or Lucretia Chiz at 466- 3200, or email sneadtownhall @gmail.com for an application.

STRAIGHT MOUNTAIN FIRE DEPARTMENT announces that recycling services will be discontinued as of Oct. 1. The department asks that the public refrain from leaving recyclables or trash on the ground at the unmanned station. Phone John Storey at 515-4090 with questions.

BLOUNT COUNTY FARMERS MARKET is open each Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m., at the Blount County- Oneonta Agri-Business Center. A drawing will be held each Thursday at 10 a.m. for a market basket of mixed vegetables.

BAMACARRY OF BLOUNT COUNTY will meet tomorrow, Sept. 14, at 6:30 p.m., at Munoz Mexican restaurant in Hayden. All gun rights enthusiasts are invited.

ONEONTA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION invites the public to Drinks on the Links on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 5:30 p.m., hosted by Limestone Springs Golf Club, 3000 Colonial Drive, Oneonta. Enjoy appetizers and drinks as the OBA unveils the enhanced benefits for members. Everyone is welcome.

The next Classic Cruise- In will be Saturday, Sept. 30, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., in downtown Oneonta. In addition to classic cars, there will be a kids area, music, and booths. For information on all exciting OBA events and to register booths for this and other events, visit www.oneonta businessassociation.com. ONEONTA PUBLIC LIBRARY Paint your own rock on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 11 a.m. for all ages.

Basic Computer Skills classes registration opens on Tuesday, Sept. 19, with classes to begin Tuesday, Oct. 3.

The Novel Destinations Book Club will meet on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 5:30 p.m., to discuss ‘ The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ by Rebecca Skloot.

COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY EXERCISE CLASSES will be held Friday, Sept. 22, 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 625-6079 with questions.

BLOUNT COUNTY MEMORIAL MUSEUM is searching for informaiton on the Austin Creek Cemetery located on Joy Road in Blount County. Museum hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Phone curator Amy Rhudy at 625-6905 for more information.

ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Effective beginning in October, the Blount County office will be open Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.