NEWSBRIEFS



BLOUNT COUNTY EDUCATION RETIREES ASSOCIATION will meet Feb. 24 at 10:30 a.m., at Charlie B’s Restaurant. Topic of the program will be volunteering with RSVP. Questions? Phone 274-7260 or 353-1221.

SOUTHERN STATES SUPPORTS FFA PROGRAMS and will be selling FFA emblems for $1 each from Feb 24–March 18. The money raised will support FFA activities at the local and national level. Southern States is located at 115 Champion Rd. in Oneonta.

MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP AUDITIONS will be held Feb. 24 and March 9 at Wallace State Community College. Instrumental and vocal music scholarships are available to any student who will be enrolled in college classes this fall. Scholarships are available for concert band, jazz band, saxohone quartet, brass ensemble, concert choir, and singers. Phone (256) 352-8277 or e-mail joann.castles@wallacestate.edu for more information or to schedule an audition.

JURIED VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITION COMPETITION will be hosted by Wallace State Community College April 2-14, as part of its annual Arts in April celebration. Entries may be submitted at the Burrow Center for the Fine and Performing Arts during normal Wallace State office hours weekdays through March 16. The five categories are drawing, painting, photography, ceramics/sculpture, and computer art. The age divisions range from kindergarten through adult. Entry forms and guidelines are available at www.wallacestate.edu/artentryform, or contact Adrian Scott at (256) 352-8145 or adrian.scott@wallacestate.edu with questions.