NEWS BRIEFS



NARFE CHAPTER 942 will meet
tomorrow, July 17, at 10 a.m. at The
Catfish Cabin in Albertville. Guest
speaker will be George Jones, a
motivational speaker, of
Albertville. Phone 256-891-1113
for more information.

ONEONTA CITY BOARD OF
EDUCATION will have its regular
board meeting Monday, July 28, at
5:30 p.m. in the PD Room.

FRIENDS OF THE LOCUST FORK
RIVER will meet Saturday, July 19,
at Tonka in Cleveland, at 9:30 a.m.
for a river tube float. Visit
www.flfr.org for details.

CITIZENS FIREARMS SAFETY
CLASS The Oneonta Police
Department is accepting applications for the class which will be
held Saturday, July 19, at 2 p.m.
Seating is limited. Phone 625-4351
or visit the department for more
information.

COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL of
Blount County will sponsor
Missoula Children’s Theater and
King Arthur’s Quest, which will
begin Monday, July 21, at 11:30
a.m., with the performance
Saturday, July 26. Cost is $50 per
child entering grades 1-12. More
information and registration forms
are available at the Oneonta
Public Library, Neely Arts Center, or
e-mail rbrewer3172@gmail.com.

TOWN OF SUSAN MOORE will
host an informative review of
Agenda 21, which has been
accepted by 175 countries, from
12 noon until 3 p.m., Saturday, July
26, in the Susan Moore
Community Center. A second presentation will be Saturday, Aug. 2,
same times and place. The presentation will be given by Don Casey.
Refreshments will be served.

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. AN EVENING UNDER THE AWNING AUCTION will be Friday, Aug. 1, 6 p.m. until everything is sold, at the Hope House, 1000 Lincoln Ave., Oneonta. Admission and soft drinks (while they last) are free. Bring your own chair. New amazon.com returns (including barstools, comforters, elliptical machines, and more) will be auctioned with all proceeds benefiting the Hope House, Inc. Checks, cash, and debit cards (with 3% processing fee) will be accepted. Auctioneer Gary Jessen #5221. WHOLE BACKSTAGE CHILDREN’S THEATRE is offering three summer camps this year. Camp Seven (July 28-Aug.1) is for ages 5-9; Camp Crash! (Aug. 4-8) is for ages 9-15; Musical Theatre Show-Offs (Aug. 4-8) is for ages 10-17. The cost of camp is $130. E-mail wbschildrenstheatre@gmail.com or phone 256-582-7469 for more information or to register. HAUNTED HOUSE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED The first-ever haunted house, Phobia, will be held at the Blount County-Oneonta Agri- Business Center in October. The group is seeking to fill security, actor, and makeup artist positions. Visit www.fearcomestolife.com or e-mail Andy Alexander at aalexander@cityofoneonta.us. BLOUNTSVILLE HISTORICAL PARK depicts life in the 1800s and is located two miles north of Blountsville on Ala 231. The park will open Saturdays and Sundays through the summer months from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and admission is free. BLOUNT COUNTY MEMORIAL MUSEUM has new hours: Tuesday through Thursday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Phone the museum at 625-6905 for information on special events and speakers. NARCONON reminds families that abuse of addictive pharmaceutical drugs is on the rise. Learn to recognize the signs of drug abuse and get help for loved ones at risk. Phone Narconon at 800-431-1754 for a free brochure, assessment, and/or referral, or visit www.drugabusesolution.com.