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MEETINGS ONEONTA CITY SCHOOLS will hold a CDL recertification class on Tuesday, June 25, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Phone 625-3801 for information.

EVENTS MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE The public is invited to a Memorial Day service at the Blount County Courthouse on Saturday, May 25, at 10 a.m. The service will honor all veterans and their families. In the event of rain, the service will be held in the Frank Green Building.

BLOUNTSVILLE VFW MEMORIAL DAY BBQ The Blountsville VFW will have its annual Memorial Day Barbecue on Monday, May 27, beginning at 11 a.m. The $7 plate includes a choice of chicken or pork, beans, slaw, dessert, and drink. The ladies will sell homemade ice cream for $1.

MEMORIAL HIKE TO CORNELIUS FALLS The Friends of the Locust Fork River will have a moderate-difficulty, onehour hike to Cornelius Falls. Bring a brown bag lunch and swimwear. The group will meet at Tonka Shell station in Cleveland at 9:30 a.m. and return at approximately 2:30 p.m. Phone Stephen at 919-6231 for more information.

SUSAN MOORE GIRL SCOUT Troop #530 will hold a flag disposal on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, at 6 p.m. at the Susan Moore Town Hall. Refreshments will be served. Residents with a tattered American flag may bring the flag to the town hall or Oneonta Flag Products for proper disposal.

ONEONTA JUNE FLING The summertime festival of fun, arts and crafts, classic cars, great food, outstanding entertainment, and more will be held Saturday, June 1, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Applications are now being accepted for booths. The event is FREE and there is plenty of parking. For information on booth fees and guidelines, visit oneontabusinessassociation.com or pick up applications from Treasures on Main or Merle Norman.

LADY LAKERS OF HIGHLAND LAKE are taking orders for whole Boston butts to be picked up Saturday, May 25, at the Anchor, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The butts are $25 each and may be ordered by phoning Cheryl at 274-8509.

BLOUNT COUNTY QUILTERS GUILD will host a 25th Anniversary Open House on Tuesday, June 4, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the Quilters Cottage at Palisades Park. Sustaining Guild members will be honored. Phone 994-4749 for more information.

ESTATE PLANNING EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR A seminar for adult children and parents on estate planning will be held Tuesday, June 18, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Frank Green Building auditorium. Attorney Dr. Robert Tufts will conduct the seminar and discuss the need for estate planning, wills, trusts, probates, and more. To pre-register, phone the Blount County Extension office at 274-2129.

PINE MOUNTAIN BBQ AND BLUEGRASS The annual event will be held Saturday, June 22, at Pine Mountain Community Center. Bluegrass begins at 11 a.m. with eight groups to perform through 8 p.m. Musical entertainment is free, and plates and sandwiches will be available for purchase. Smoked Boston butts may be pre-ordered through June 12 and are $5 per pound for whole butts and chopped meat at $8 per pound. Contact Charley Head at 681-0341 or Wanda Perrin at 681-9091 to order.

PRIDE OF HAYDEN MARCHING BAND will have a yard sale on Saturday, June 29, at Hayden Elementary School.

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ONEONTA FIRE HYDRANT TESTING The Oneonta Fire Department will be conducting fire hydrant testing during the month of May, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Residents might notice a slight discoloration in the water, but testing in no way affects the safety or taste of the drinking water. Phone 274-2752 for more information.

BLOUNTSVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m. – 1

p.m. The library is now featuring a display of artwork created by Danny Dorning.

BLOUNT COUNTY MEMORIAL MUSEUM The Blount County Heritage books are for sale at the museum for $50 each. The museum is searching for a copy of the 1953 Blount County High School yearbook, and the 1947- 1997 50th reunion yearbook. Don Hartley is interested in purchasing the yearbooks. Contact him at 681-2213 or 910-4767. Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., phone 625-6905.

ONEONTA PUBLIC LIBRARY Special programs and events: Millions of eBook readers around the world will read The Four Corners of the Sky by Michael Malone through June 1. Download the free eBook at dmz.lib.overdrive.com. A valid library card is required for the download. Teen summer reading will begin on June 4 and continue every Tuesday night in June. The children’s summer reading program “Dig into reading” will begin Wednesday, June 5, and be held every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. The teen summer reading “Beneath the surface” will begin on June 4 and continue every Tuesday night in June.

The adult summer reading program is “Ground-breaking Reads” and will be held Thursdays at 5:30 p.m., June 6 – July 11. Registration begins May 23 for all summer reading programs. Visit the library, www.oneontapubliclibrary.com, phone 274-7641, or visit the library’s Facebook page to see what exciting programs are on the calendar. Tuesday programs are offered free and most begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

BLOUNT COUNTY RESCUE SQUAD is conducting a fundraising drive to raise money for operating expenses and to purchase a new emergency vehicle. The volunteers ask that each household in Blount County donate $40 so this life saving service may continue. All donations are needed and appreciated. All donors will receive a free 10-x-13 family portrait.

SERVICES AWARE (Aging Workers Are Reliable Employees) works to enhance, engage, and reconnect mature job seekers in Blount County and create relationships with employers. There is never a fee for the service. Job search workshops will be held at the Oneonta Senior Center from 10:30 a.m. until noon on Tuesday and Wednesday of each week. There is limited space available. Phone 625-5159, 803- 1665 to register or e-mail aware@positivematurity.org for more information or to speak with a job counselors.

REUNIONS WOOD REUNION Family and friends of Fred and Rebecca Graves Wood are invited to a reunion Saturday, June 1, at Rock Springs United Methodist Church fellowship hall from 10 a.m. until… Bring a covered

dish and photos to share. Phone Helen Bevis at 256-412-1454, Betty Alldredge at 429-3321, or Virginia Chaffin at 256-775-2825 for more information.

WALKER FAMILY REUNION will be held Saturday, May 25, from 10 a.m. until… at Fowler Springs Baptist Church. Lunch plates will be available for $10.

HOLOWAY REUNION The family of Garrett and Fannie Holoway will have a reunion at The Anchor at Highland Lake on Sunday, June 2. Bring a covered dish to share. Phone Edna at 274-7454 for more information.

MORTON FAMILY REUNION will be held Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Snead Baptist Church fellowship hall. All descendants of John Wesley Morton, Jimmie Gibson Morton, and all other Mortons are invited. Activities include a video of family photos, a covered dish luncheon, and a special program honoring veterans. Photos for the video may be sent to dawgfanz77@gmail.com.

BEASON/BEESON REUNION The Beason/Beeson reunion will be held Sunday, June 9, at 10:30 a.m. at the Union Church in Steele.

SUSAN MOORE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1978 will have the 35-year reunion on Saturday, June 22, from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Palisades park. A catered meal will be served at a cost of $20 per person. For more information, contact Teresa at dawgfanz77@gmail.com, or log in to the Facebook page.

RAGSDALE FAMILY REUNION Family and friends of Marion and Lou Ragsdale will gather at Park Avenue Baptist Church in Oneonta on Saturday, June 8, at 10 a.m. Bring a covered dish and photos to share. Phone 353-4622 for more information.