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BLOUNT COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS will present a fall landscaping miniconference “Special Gardens, Special Places” on Thursday, Sept. 25, at Palisades Park. The $20 registration fee includes the conference, lunch, snacks, and presentations given by Betty Pate, Rip Weaver, Lisa George, and Dr. Carol Reid. Registration forms are available at the extension office at the Frank Green Building or phone Sherilyn Osborn at 681-9896 with questions. CAHELA, CLABURN, CLEM REUNION will be Saturday, Sept. 13, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Palisades Park in the Amilea Porter Center. Bring a dish to share, paper products will be provided. Phone Janet Lee King at 681-6839 for information. BLOUNT COUNTY MEMORIAL MUSEUM is searching for photographs and information on: gas/service stations in Blount County; the Robbins Coal Company, Davis Robbins Sr., and Irene Robbins; the Armstead Community in Blount County.

The Blount County Historical Society and Harold Cleveland are asking for donations to purchase a cemetery historical marker for Daileys Chapel Cemetery. Contact Mr. Cleveland at 274-8514 or Amy Rhudy at the museum Tuesday through Thursday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Phone the museum at 625-6905 for information on special events and speakers.

The Blount County Memorial Museum is searching for photographs of the Baty Covered Bridge that was located on Highway 79. Please contact Amy at the Museum 205-625-6905 Tuesday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. BEASLEY FAMILY REUNION will be Sunday, Sept. 7, from 11 a.m. until ? at Pavilion 2, Palisades Park. Friends and family are invited to bring a dish and join the fun. Paper products, drinks, and ice provided. Phone 466-3657 with questions. SPRINGVILLE DANCE at The Shack Burgers & BBQ featuring the Traylor 8- Piece band, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6. Phone 467-0770 or visit www.bandmix.com/traylor8-pieceband for more information. TOWN OF HIGHLAND LAKE will hold its regular council meeting on Monday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Anchor, 612 Lakeshore Drive. BLOUNT COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION will meet Monday, Sept. 8, at 1 p.m. for discussion and approval of the Internet Safety/Acceptable Use Policy. KOREA NATIONAL GUARD will have the annual meeting at Sarah’s Cafe in Walnut Grove on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 11 a.m. All veterans and family are invited. MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART Chapter 2213 meets the first Tuesday of each month at The Smokin Grill, 85 Purple Heart Blvd., Springville, at 6 p.m. for dinner and 7 p.m. meeting. Guest speakers address subjects of interest to veterans. Contact Chaplin Cmdr. Lonnie Wadsworth at 790- 1141 or email lonnie.wadsworth@windstream.net for more information. ONEONTA CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION will have the regular board meeting Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 5:30 p.m. in the high school library.