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Last Updated October 7, 2015
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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.
Narconon offers help
Narconon would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise. Take steps to protect your family from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction get them the help they need.
Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals.  800-431-1754 or:
Wednesday, Oct.  7
Flu shot clinic at Health Department
The Winston County Health Department, located off of Highway 195 in Double Springs, will be holding a flu shot clinic Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 8 -11 a.m. and again from 1-4 p.m. Flu season typically begins in the United States in October, with the peak times between December and February.  The season can last all the way into May. This year’s flu vaccine is designed to provide protection against three strains of the virus - H1N1-like virus, H3N2-like virus and influenza B.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has stated that they have taken measures to ensure this season’s flu vaccine will be more effective than the one offered last year, which only showed 23 percent effectiveness. For more information about the flu shot clinic, call the Winston County Health Department at 205-489-2101.
Thursday, Oct. 8
Parent involvement meeting for Winston County Schools
Winston County Schools will hold a district wide parent involvement meeting Thursday, Oct. 8, at 6 p.m. at Double Springs Middle School. This event will be open to parents/guardians of students attending Addison Elementary, Addison High, Double Springs Elementary, Double Springs Middle, Lynn Elementary, Lynn High, Meek Elementary, Meek High and Winston County High schools. For more information, contact Shandy Porter, federal programs coordinator, at 205-489-5018.
Phillips Band hosting spaghetti supper
The Phillips High School Band will be hosting a benefit spaghetti supper Thursday, Oct. 8, from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the Bobby Bishop Community Center in Bear Creek.  Plates will cost $8, and will include spaghetti, salad, bread, a drink and dessert.  Dine-in or carryout.  To purchase a ticket in advance, see any band student, band parent or call Phillips High School at 205-486-3737 for more information.  Proceeds will go toward supplies and general expenses for the band.
Saturday, Oct. 10
Special needs 5K in Addison
A special needs 5K run and free fun mile walk are being planned for Saturday, Oct. 10, in conjunction with Pat Buttram Day in Addison. The run will start at 8 a.m. The cost for adults to participate will be $20.  Students cost will be $15. For more information, call Addison Elementary School at 256-747-1665.
Benefit auction in Bear Creek
The Waldrop Free Will Baptist Church Belize Mission Team will be holding a benefit auction Saturday, Oct. 10, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Bobby Bishop Community Center in Bear Creek. There will be all manner of great items available to bid on, including a used electric organ, furniture, decor, paintings, gift cards, appliances, and even one of Betty Cox’s delicious coconut cakes. The mission team is accepting items as donations for the auction.  To donate, call 205-269-1008.  The last day to donate will be Friday, Oct. 9. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be available for purchase, and all proceeds benefit the mission team.
Benefit singing at Friendship Freewill Baptist
A benefit singing will be held Saturday, Oct 10, at 2 p.m. at Friendship Freewill Baptist Church, located at Chigger Ridge on McHann Road in Addison. Food and drinks will be available. No charge, love offering only.  The pastor of the church, Bro. Clarence Price, has lung cancer and is needing to travel from Arley to Cullman daily for treatment. Money raised will go toward travel expenses. Several groups will be singing.  Bring a chair and come enjoy.
Benefit singing at Natural Bridge
There will be a gospel and bluegrass singing Saturday, Oct. 10, at 6 p.m. at the Natural Bridge Multi- Purpose Community Center, located on Hwy.13 north of the four-way stop in Natural Bridge.  Wayne Horton & Harmony Ridge, Melissa Alsup and Delisha Alsup Sims will be the featured singers. All proceeds will go to Hal Gray, who was involved in a wreck and has been unable to work since the beginning of August. The event is sponsored by Mt. Vernon Baptist Church also known as King School in Natural Bridge.
Haleyville Senior Citizens Center benefit yard sale
Attendees at the Haleyville Senior Citizens Center, located on the bottom floor of the former 14th Avenue Elementary School, will be holding a benefit yard sale Saturday, Oct. 10, beginning at 8 a.m. There will be all kinds of wonderful items to choose from, and all proceeds will go to benefit the Haleyville Senior Center.
Sunday, Oct. 11
Arley First Baptist honors first responders
Arley First Baptist Church, located on County Road 41 South, will be holding its second annual service honoring local first responders Sunday, Oct. 11, beginning at 10:30 a.m. All first responders - including police officers, firefighters, EMS personnel, dispatchers and staff from the Winston County Department of Human Resources - will be recognized during the service, with lunch served to them and their families afterward.
Monday, Oct. 12
Littleville Methodist benefit bean supper
Littleville United Methodist Church, located on Highway 195 east of Haleyville, will be holding a bean supper Monday, Oct. 12, from 4-6 p.m. Plates will cost $3, and will include a choice of great Northern beans, pinto beans, slaw, onion and cornbread.  Dine-in or carryout available. Proceeds will go to benefit the church.  Come out and enjoy the fellowship.
Saturday, Oct. 17
Autumn herb walk
Come join herbalist Carla Waldrep, as she takes local residents on a walk through the woods to discover edible and medicinal plants growing in the area Saturday, Oct. 17, at 10 a.m. at 810 County Road 68 in Haleyville.  The walk will take approximately two hours, and will be $8 per person. Participants are asked to wear good walking shoes and bring water and a snack, pen and paper and a camera.  Pre-register by calling or sending a text to 205-269-7443 or send an email to
Monday, Oct. 19
Annual Baptist Association meeting
The annual meeting of the Winston County Baptist Assocation will be held Monday, Oct. 19, at First Baptist Church of Double Springs. The first session will take place at 3 p.m.  Dinner will be held at 6 p.m., and the second session will follow at 7 p.m. All interested persons are welcome to attend.
Deadline to order Boston butts from Haleyville Fire Department
The Haleyville Fire Department is already working on this year’s Christmas by the Lake, and the public has a delicious opportunity to help. Firefighters are currently taking orders for smoked Boston butts.  The roasts are $25 each, and will be available for pick-up at the Haleyville Fire Department on Highway 13 North Saturday, Oct. 24, from 7 a.m. until noon. To order, see any Haleyville firefighter or call the Haleyville Fire Department at 486-2435.  The deadline to order is Monday, Oct. 19.





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