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‘FIX YOUR MAMA’ is a spay program with Crossing Paths Animal Rescue for Blount County residents who need financial assistance to spay female dogs or cats. There are a limited number of free appointments including rabies vaccinations for female dogs and cats and male pit bulls. If you do have the ability to pay, the fees are $40 for cats, $55 for dogs, and rabies vaccinations an additional $16. Phone 559-7007 for more information or to make an appointment.

DOG FOSTER FAMILIES NEEDED Crossing Paths Animal Rescue finds homes for hundreds of Blount County dogs every year. Dogs can be saved if there are foster homes to house them for a short time. Contact Mary Ellen at 559-7648 if you are interested in being foster parents to a homeless dog. All food and medical care is provided while the dog is in foster care.

NECTAR SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER needs monetary donations to continue operating the Meals on Wheels and other programs offered to residents of Nectar and the surrounding area. Donations are accepted from individuals, groups, churches, and businesses and may be mailed to Town of Nectar Senior Citizen Center, P.O. Box 235, Cleveland, AL 35049.

BROOKSVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT will have a fish fry Saturday, Oct. 18, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. The $10 plate includes fish, shrimp, or chicken with dessert, drink, and fixings. The fire department is located at the intersection of U.S. 278 and Ala 79. Proceeds benefit the fire department.

ROSA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT will hand out candy to trick-or-treaters at the fire hall from 5 p.m. until ? on Friday, Oct. 31.

J.B. PENNINGTON HOMECOMING PARADE will be Friday, Oct. 24. Groups interested in participating in the parade can pick up an entry form in the high school office. Entry forms are due no later than Oct. 17.

COVERED BRIDGE PLAYERS will present the play ‘Dracula’ on Friday, Oct. 10, Saturday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 12 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 and may be purchased by phoning 903-4060 or at www.coveredbridgeplayers.com. The theatre is located at 413 C 6th Street S. in Oneonta, across from Jep Pet on Ala 231.

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 Chaplain Cmdr. Lonnie Wadsworth at 790- 1141 or email lonnie.wadsworth@windstream.net for more information.

STRAIGHT MOUNTAIN SENIOR CITIZENS meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 10 a.m. at Mountain Pointe Ministries. A meal is provided.

MULE DAY will be held at the Blount County-Oneonta Agri-Business Center on Friday, Nov. 14, with a parade at 3:45 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 15, with the mule show. There will be a trail ride from the Crossville Saddle Club to Oneonta the week of Nov. 9- 15. Ribbons and money will be awarded to winners in each class at the show. For more information, contact David Dover at 353- 8118, Joe Bullard at 237-4871, or visit dgsaddleshop@yahoo.com.

14th ANNUAL PALISADES PARK CHRISTMAS LIGHTS Groups may register at the park now through Nov. 10, Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Decorating will begin during the month of November. Prizes will be awarded. Phone the park at 274-0017 for more information.