News Briefs

ONEONTA PUBLIC LIBRARY The Plus Ultra Animanga club will meet tomorrow, Feb. 1, and Thursday, Feb. 8, at 6 p.m., and watch the anime Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood.

Minecraft Mayhem will be Saturday, Feb. 3, at 10 a.m. Kids can compete in the building competition to win a 3D printed creeper.

The library will have an OPL Seed Library launch party on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 10 a.m. Charlotte Hagood from the Sand Mountain Seed Bank will be guest speaker. Refreshments will be served.

Having trouble with your electronic devices? Receive personal help on Tuesdays from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Walk in or make an appointment.

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 for more information on library programs.

COVERED BRIDGE PLAYERS presents the family-friendly romantic comedy ‘Beau Jest’ for one weekend with four evening performances and two matinees. Evening performances are Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 1-4, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 and may be ordered online at or by phoning 274-7469.

ONEONTA CITY COUNCIL will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 5:15 p.m., to discuss the extension of First Avenue. The public is invited.

BLOUNTSVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY Library hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Phone 429-3156 or visit for more information.

ROCK SPRINGS COMMUNITY CENTER will have a soup supper on Saturday, Feb. 3, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. The $7 dinner includes all-you-can-eat soup, dessert, and drink.

DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS The mobile service office van will be at the Frank Green Building on Wednesday, Feb. 7, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. A DAV service officer will be on hand for those who need assistance with claims. Phone Frank Cannon at 359-1865 for more info.

COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY EXERCISE CLASSES will be Fridays, Feb. 9 and 23, at 10 a.m., at the Frank Green Building auditorium. Exercises are approved by the American Arthritis Association and the class is free. Phone Sonya at 625-6079 with questions.

BLOUNT COUNTY EXTENSION The ‘Making Money Count’ program series will be offered as follows: Decision Making and Communication/Spending Plan on Wednesday, Feb. 14, from 10 a.m. until noon; Credit/Banking/Power Pay on Thursday, Feb. 15, from 10 a.m. until noon. Phone Emily Hines at 757-5393 to register for the free workshops.

ONEONTA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION The seventh annual Chili Cookoff will be Saturday, Feb. 17, begining at noon, at the Blount-Oneonta Agri-Business Center. The prizes for winners have been increased to $350 for first place, $200 for second place, $100 for third place, and $100 for people’s choice. Advance registration is $25 until Feb. 9, then is $30 per entry.

A cornhole tournament will also be held that day with a first place prize of $300 and second place prize of $200 per team. Visit for complete details and registration information.

ALACARE HOME HEALTH Breakfast Club is for adults experiencing the loss of a loved one and meets the second Thursday of each month from 9 a.m until 10 a.m. at 1409 2nd Avenue East (across from Sonic). Phone 274-9188 to register or for more information.

LITERACY COUNCIL READING TUTORS Know an adult who wants to learn to read? The Blount County Literacy Council has trained volunteer reading tutors and the service is free to Blount County residents. Phone 256-615-5614 for more information.