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Note: Upcoming Events run as space is available at no charge to non-profit groups. Events run in order by date. To help ensure good coverage of your event, please submit the item well in advance.  You can call-in your events at (205) 486-9461, fax us at (205) 486-4849, or send an e-mail to nwanews@centurytel.net.
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Need Help Obtaining Prescriptions
Do  you need help in obtaining prescription medications? The Northwest Alabama Council of Local Governments SenioRX Prescription Drug Assistance Program may be able to help you if you meet certain qualifications. They are: ages 55 years or older; disabled of any age in the 24-month Medicare waiting period (disability Social Security letter required); if  you are in the Medicare Part D Gap. This program is a partnership between the state of Alabama, Alabama Department of Senior Service and NACOLG/Department of Aging Services and the pharmaceutical manufacturers.
Ashridge VFD Ladies Auxiliary Taking New Members, Volunteers
The Ashridge Volunteer Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary is welcoming new members or volunteers to join their organization, which has an ultimate goal of raising enough money to purchase land and build a community center for everyone in the Ashridge community to use.  The Ladies Auxiliary holds fund raisers of various kinds, and any help would be appreciated.   You do not have to have a family member in the Ashridge Fire Department to be a Ladies Auxiliary member.  To find out more, contact Renee Baker at (205) 272-9506.
Post Home for rent
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post Home 4543 is available to rent for group functions. If you need a place to hold a birthday party, family get-together or other activity, the VFW Post Home located at the intersection of Hwy. 13 and CR 17 in Delmar is available. For more information, contact Commander Dwight Thomas at 205-486-2564.
Addison Rescue Squad selling 9-1-1 reflective signs
The Addison Rescue Squad is currently selling 9-1-1 reflective signs for $20 each.  Those who live within the Addison Rescue Squad coverage area who would like a rescue squad member to put their sign up for them can pay an additional $5.  Proceeds will go to help the rescue squad purchase and maintain equipment.  To purchase a sign, see any rescue squad member or call 256-339-0720.
Haleyville Civitans Claxton Fruitcake sale underway
The annual Claxton Fruitcake sale by the Haleyville Civitan Club is taking place.  Cakes are available for $8 at Goar's, Piuggly Wiggly, Traders & Farmers, Pinnacle and First National Banks and Elliott True Value all in Haleyville and at Piggly Wiggly in Phil Campbell.
Friday, Oct. 31
Mountain Valley Hee Haw holding free Halloween show
Mountain Valley Hee Haw on Highway 79 off of Highway 243 will be holding a free Halloween show Friday, Oct. 31 from 7-9 p.m.  Travis Wammack and The Snakeman will be performing, and there will be a costume contest, with judging starting at 9 p.m.  First  plae will be $100, second place will be $50 and third place $25.
Saturday, Nov. 1
Gardner reunion
The descendants of D.A. and Rossie Baughn Gardner are invited to the annual Gardner reunion Saturday, Nov. 1, beginning at 10 a.m., at the Pebble Community Center. A covered dish lunch will be served at noon and everyone is asked to please bring something, as well as old family photos. All members of the Gardner family are cordially invited to attend.
Benefit singing
County Line Church, located on County Line Road, in Haleyville, is hosting a benefit singing for Chad Scogin on Saturday, Nov. 1, starting at 6 p.m. Pure Harmony will be the guest singers. A love offering will be taken for Scogin. Everyone is cordially invited to come out and support this neighbor in need.
Fall festival at Old Trinity Missionary Baptist
Old Trinity Missionary Baptist Church off of Cherry Hill Road in Haleyville will be holding a fall festival Saturday, Nov. 1, beginning at 4 p.m.  There will be food, games and hayrides.  Pastor Tim Edwards invites everyone to attend.
Singing at Lighthouse
The public is invited to a singing Saturday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. at Lighthouse Independence Holiness Church. Guest singers will be the Rock Family from Amory, Mississippi. The church is located halfway between Haleyville and Bear Creek. Pastor is Hollis Boyd.
Turkey Shoot
A Shooting Match will be held at the Nesmith Community Center today, Saturday, Nov. 1 and Saturday, Nov. 8, starting at 8 a.m. Hams, barbecue, Boston butts and turkeys will be available. Cost is $4 per shot with the limit-3. There will also be a bake sale. The community center is located on Hwy. 278, 1/2 mile west of the Cullman/ Winston line.
Open House at Helicon Fire Department
Helicon Fire Department is hosting an open house Saturday, Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. A blood drive will be held and hot dogs and hamburgers will be served. The public is invited to attend.
Nov. 1-2
Double Springs Gun Show
The Double Springs police and fire departments will be sponsoring the third annual Double Springs Public Safety Gun Show Saturday, Nov. 1, and Sunday, Nov. 2, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Double Springs Municipal Building.  52 vendors from three states will be on hand, and door prizes will be given away.  Admission is $5 and proceeds will go to benefit the Double Springs Police and Fire Departments.
Monday, Nov. 3
Haleyville Community Veterans Day program
The annual community Veterans Day program will be taking place Monday, Nov. 3, at 6:30 p.m. at Haleyville First United Methodist Church.  Registration for veterans will be at 6 p.m. at Slaughter Fellowship Hall.  A community choir will also perform.  For more information, call 206-486-2735.
Tuesday, Nov. 4
Sipsey Wilderness Hiking Club
The Sipsey Wilderness Hiking Club meets the first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Bernice Hilton Walker Building in Double Springs.  All interested persons are invited to attend.
Thursday, Nov. 6
Veterans  program at Phillips High School
Phillips High School will be holding a Veteran's Day program Thursday, Nov. 6, at 8:30 a.m. at the high school gymnasium.  All area veterans are cordially invited to attend.
Saturday, Nov. 8
Gospel singing and chili supper
The Addison Rescue Squad will be sponsoring a benefit gospel singing and chili supper Saturday, Nov. 8, beginning at 3 p.m., at the Addison Church of God fellowship hall, located behind the church on Highway 278. Sherry Reno and several church choirs will be performing, and any individual or church choir is welcome to come and perform. Chili plates are $5 and will include a bowl of chili, cornbread or crackers, drink and dessert. Carryout will be available. Any other financial donations will be most appreciated, with all proceeds going to benefit the Addison Rescue Squad.
Veterans Day parade in Haleyville
A Veteran's Day parade will be held in Haleyville Saturday, Nov. 8, at 10 a.m.  Line-up will begin at 9 a.m. at Haleyville City Hall.  American Legion Post 33 will also be holding a luncheon for all area veterans at 1 p.m. at the post home.  All veterans and their families are encouraged to participate, and anyone wanting to enter a float or car into the parade can call (205) 269-4038.
Quilt Show
The Natural Bridge Quilt Show will be held Saturday, Nov. 8, from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. For more information, call Betty at 205-893-5825. Proceeds go to the Natural Bridge Community Center Storm Shelter Fund.
Nov. 17-24
Hines Baptist in Bear Creek a National Shoebox Collection Week drop-off point
Hines Baptist Church, located on Highway 241 in Bear Creek, will once again be a drop-off point during National Shoebox Collection Week Nov. 17-24.  Shoeboxes can be dropped off at the following times:  Nov. 17-21:  6-9 p.m.; Nov. 22 - 9 a.m. until noon; Nov. 23 - 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. and Nov. 24 - 9 a.m. until noon.






























 




































 






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