NEWS BRIEFS



BENEFIT YARD SALE will be Saturday, Aug. 29, from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Hydra Service Inc., 2104 Ala 160. Money raised will help with costs for a prosthetic arm for 15-year-old Jadon Neely, a Hayden High School student who is battling cancer and had to have his right arm amputated this summer. Fill a bag for $5.

ONEONTA FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES (OFFER) tailgate party will be Friday, Sept. 18, at the Oneonta Softball Field next to Gilbreath Stadium.The tailgate area will open at 4:30 p.m. and a meal will be served, beginning at 5 p.m. There will be live music provided by Fast Eddy. You must purchase a ticket to the homecoming game with Locust Fork and tickets for the tailgate event are $12 each. There will be shuttle service available prior to the game for those who might need assistance up and down the hills. The softball field will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. the day of the game or classes or individuals who would like to set up tents, chairs, or tables. After halftime, Twin Oaks at Heritage will be open for an after-party with a $5 cover for non-members. OFFER would like to get a head count by Sept. 8 to help with event planning. To purchase tickets or for more information, phone 625-3252 or email sreeves@oneonta.k12.al.us.

BLOUNT COUNTY EDUCATION RETIREES ASSOCIATION will meet Friday, Aug. 28, from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Dalton Moss Lodge at Palisades Park for a picnic lunch. Bring a dish and meet old and new friends. The state newsletter incorrectly listed the date as Aug. 21.

BLOUNT COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION will meet Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 1 p.m. Agenda items include discussion of the fiscal year 2016 budget, general business, and approval of the Internet and technology responsible use policy.

HARPO MEETING The Heart of Alabama Rural Planning Organization will meet Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 10 a.m. at the Depot at the Oneonta Rec Park. Discussion will focus on the conception to completion of transportation projects. Phone 265- 8473 or email lland@rpcgb.org for more information.

PURE EARTH 4-H CLUB will meet the second Tuesday of each month, beginning Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m., at the Warrior Community Center. The special interest club is for ages 5-19 and is dedicated to teach young people how to be good stewards of the earth.

HIGHLAND LAKE CONCERT IN THE PARK will be Sunday, Sept. 6, at 6 p.m. and will feature The Allen Tolbert Unit playing bluegrass, jazz, and country. Bring lawn chairs and picnic baskets to enjoy the free concert.

CLEVELAND PARK ANNUAL LABOR DAY BBQ FUNDRAISER will be held Monday, Sept. 7, from 9 a.m. until ? Entertainment will be provided by One Accord, Mountain Melodies, Blackwood Crossing Band, and Shady J’s. Plates will be $8, pork sandwiches $3, and fried pies $2 each. To pre-order Boston butts for $25 and whole chickens for $10 each, phone Libby Blackwood at 274- 9418. All proceeds benefit Cleveland Park.

HAYDEN LIONS CLUB WAFFLE HOUSE BREAKFAST will be Saturday, Sept. 12, from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. The $6 plate includes waffle, meat, and beverage. Money raised

will benefit local community projects. The club meets on the first and third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Top Hat Barbecue Restaurant in Blount Springs. Phone Paul Cunningham at 807-5547 for more information.

THE 62nd ANNUAL BLOUNT COUNTY FAIR will be Sept. 15 – 19 at the Blount County- Oneonta Agri-Business Center. This year promises to be the best yet with rides, food, livestock shows, exhibits, and the first Miss Blount County Fair Pageant. Booth registration continues through Sept. 11. For more information, visit www.blountcountyfair.com or phone the Agri-Business Center at 274-8839.

DOUGLAS SENIOR CENTER FLEA MARKET/ YARD SALE will be Saturday, Sept. 19, from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m., at the parking lot between the football field and the center. Vendors are encouraged to participate and groups associated with Douglas Schools will not be charged a vendor fee. Phone 256-840- 1440 between 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for more information. SCAM JAM AND HEALTH FAIR will be Friday, Aug. 28, at 9 a.m. at The Beech Center in Cullman. Learn about fraud prevention, identify scams, and how to protect yourself in those situations. Attendees can get free health checks and screenings, lunch, and win door prizes. Phone 256-734-1241 for information.