NEWS BRIEFS



HARPO MEETING The Heart of Alabama Rural Planning Organization will meet Tuesday, May 12, at 10 a.m. at the Oneonta Rec Field Depot building. The main topic of the meeting is an update on transportation projects. Phone Laurel Land at 264- 8473 for more information.

COVERED BRIDGE PLAYERS Tickets are on sale now for the hilarious comedy, Things My Mother Taught Me. Performance dates are May 9-10 and May 15-16. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday show begins at 2 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit www.coveredbridgeplayers.com.

APPALACHIAN BBQ AND SOFTBALL will be Saturday, May 9. Enjoy free admission to the games and a fun-filled day. Barbecue will be served beginning at 10 a.m. and all are welcome.

BROOKSVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT FISH FRY will be Saturday, May 16, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. The $11 plate includes fish, shrimp, or chicken and all the fixings catered by Swamp John’s. All proceeds benefit the Brooksville Fire Dept.

BLOUNT COUNTY FARMER’S MARKET is open each Saturday in May at the Blount County- Oneonta Agri-Business Center. Hours are 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. Phone 274-8839 for more information.

LADY LAKERS OF HIGHLAND LAKE are taking orders for whole Boston butts to be picked up Saturday, May 23, at the Anchor from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. or on Friday, May 22, with advance notice. The Boston butts are $30 and may be ordered by phoning Cheryl at 515-0432 or 274-8509.

WEST BLOUNT FIRE AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES DISTRICT dues are being accepted. The mandatory taxdeductible dues are $150 and may be sent to WBF&EMSD, P.O. Box 229, Hayden, AL 35079. The district is currently setting up billing software, and those under financial hardships may complete an application for reduced or monthly payments. Assistance with applications and notary service is available one hour before the board meeting, held the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.