NEWS BRIEFS



HARPO The Heart of Alabama Rural Planning Organization will meet Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 10 a.m. at the Depot in Oneonta. The group will discuss regional and county trends. Phone Laurel Land at 264-8473 or e-mail lland@- rpcgb.org for more information.

NARFE CHAPTER 942 will meet tomorrow, Feb. 19, at 10 a.m. at Catfish Cabin in Albertville. Guest speaker will be Beecher Hyde. Phone 256-878-6470 with questions.

PHS ALUMNI are invited to the annual J.B. Pennington High School Alumni meeting on Monday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. in the Home Ec building. Events for the coming year will be discussed.

BLOUNT COUNTY DUCKS UNLIMITED BANQUET The annual event will be Thursday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. at Heritage Golf Club in Oneonta. Tickets are $50 each or $65 per couple. Phone Rodney Gray at 625-4853 to inquire about corporate, single, and couple sponsorships.

SUMMIT VOLUNTEER FIRE & RESCUE will have a $5 per plate pancake breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 28, from 6 a.m. until 10 a.m. All proceeds will benefit the department.

J.B. PENNINGTON HIGH SCHOOL The Miss Felidae Pageant 2015 will be Saturday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Reserved seat tickets are available from the school office for $6. There will be a limited number of tickets available at the door. Phone 429-4101 for more information.

CULLMAN JOB FAIR will be Saturday, Feb. 28, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Wallace State Community College. Industries represented include REHAU Incorporated, Topre America Corp., Alabama Cullman Yutaka Technologies, and more. Preregister by visiting Cullman- JobsNow.com, and phone the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce at 256-734-0454 with questions.

SAFETY FAIR The 5th Annual Oneonta Public Library Safety Fair will be Saturday, March 14, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Organizations and local safety organizations are invited to share information with the public with a booth. Participants include the Alabama Department of Public Health, Hands On, the District Attorney’s office, Blount County EMA, the Oneonta Fire and Police departments, the National Guard, and more. Deadline to register is Feb. 20 and registration forms are available online at surveymonkey. com/s/T2T38HJ or at the library. Phone 274-7641 with questions.

GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER ONEONTA will host a free educational event ‘Project Lifesaver’ on Thursday, Feb. 26, at 5:30 p.m. The program, presented by Lt. Wesley Neill with the Blount County Sheriff’s Department, will focus on family members who worry about a loved one with dementia getting lost. Phone 274-2365 for more information.

SOUTHEASTERN SCHOOL will recognize Michael Peoples for his years of service to the school at a reception to be held Sunday, March 1, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.