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COUNTRY MUSIC LEGEND TO PERFORM Larry Gatlin will perform at the Bevill Center concert hall for a special fundraiser to benefit the Jennifer Garmany Hallmark Endowed Scholarship Fund. The concert will be Thursday, March 15, at 7 p.m. Jennifer was a top nursing student at Snead State who lost her life during the April 27, 2011, tornadoes. Her family established the scholarship fund to honor her legacy of hard work, dedication, and caring nature. Proceeds from the concert will go to the scholarship fund. Tickets are $25 per person and available at the Snead State Bookstore, WQSB, and the chambers of commerce in Boaz, Albertville, Guntersville, and Arab. Contact the Public Relations office at (256) 840-4127, or e-mail ssmith@snead.edu for more information.

JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY ALUMNI Blount County Chapter will meet at O So Good BBQ on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 6:30 p.m. High school seniors from Blount County and Oneonta high schools who are interested in attending JSU will be guests of the alumni association. Meals are $15 per person for parents and others who attend the dinner meeting. Phone (256) 782-5404 to register with the JSU Alumni Association office. JSU officials will be at the dinner and all Blount County JSU alumni are encouraged to attend. The Blount County chapter of the alumni association is to raise scholarship funds for county students. Contact chapter president Dr. Joe Brindley at 274-7737 with questions.

ENROLLMENT FOR ACRE AND DCP the USDA Alabama Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers that enrollment for the Average Crop Revenue Election program and the traditional Direct and Counter-cyclical Program runs through June 1, 2012. Annual contracts are required to be signed to receive program benefits. All signatures of producers receiving a share in DCP and ACRE payments are required by June 1. Visit www.fsa.usda.gov for more information.