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GIRLS SOFTBALL UMPIRES are needed in Blount County for the upcoming season. Those interested should contact Mikey Yarbrough at 205-238-4814. BLOUNT COUNTY SOFTBALL registration has begun at parks throughout Blount County. Parks participating this year include Royal, Snead, Oneonta, Cleveland, Appalachian, Blountsville, Southeastern, and Locust Fork. For more information, contact a park representative. The league is open to players ages 5 and up. ONEONTA PARK AND RECREATION is now accepting applications for employment in city concession stands. Applicants must be between the ages of 16 and 18 and applications may be picked up at Oneonta Rec Center or Oneonta City Hall. For more information, phone 625-3534. Applications must be returned by 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 3, for consideration. BLOUNTSVILLE T-BALL, BASEBALL, AND SOFTBALL REGISTRATION continues through Feb. 12. Players – ages 4- 12 – may register at Blountsville Town Hall from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 5; and from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12. First-year players must be 4 before May 1 to be eligible. For more more information, phone 429-2406. CLEVELAND YOUTH BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL REGISTRATION will be Saturday, Feb. 5, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Cleveland Town Hall. Registration fee is $85 and a copy of the child’s birth certificate is required. For more information, contact Cassie Painter (baseball) at 446-5520 or Cassie Nichols (softball) at 447-3140. ROYAL SOFTBALL REGISTRATION will be Saturday, Jan. 5, from 10 a.m. to noon at the park. Roster space is limited so girls are asked to register as soon as possible. For more information, phone 256- 698-2414. LOCUST FORK BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL REGISTRATION will be Saturday, Feb. 5, and Saturday, Feb. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the town hall. Fee is $85 for the first child and $50 for each additional child. Registration forms may be picked up at the town hall during regular business hours – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Due to scheduling constraints, registration will end on Feb. 12 – no registrations will be taken after this date. Also, the Locust Fork Softball League will meet tomorrow ( Thursday) at 6:30 p.m. at the town hall to elect officers and discuss the upcoming season. NECTAR YOUTH BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL REGISTRATION will be Saturday, Feb. 5, and Saturday, Feb. 12, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the town hall. For more information, phone 300-4009.