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We are happy to have any community and church calendar items that you are able to submit. It works best if they are in written form, as this reduces the chance of errors creeping in on our end. This allows us to simply copy and paste important names, dates, times and phone numbers as you submitted them. It is best to send announcements by e-mail to [email protected], although you can drop them off at our office at 598 Fort Lashley Avenue in Talladega, if that’s how you have to. The most immediate calendar items will appear first, with later dates appearing if space permits.



—On Wednesday, October 19, at noon, the Pell Public Library will host guest musicians, Chambless and Muse, for a concert of Celtic music. The event is free and everyone is welcome.


—The Talladega Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at the Armstrong-Osborne Library on Thursday, October 20 at 5 p.m. According to the public notice, the purpose of the hearing is to receive comments from the public regarding the complete update of the city plan. The master plan is a general guide for the formulation of public policies and to guide future decisions on zoning, land use and development. Representatives from the East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission will be on hand to answer any questions or concerns. The meeting is open to the public and interested parties are encouraged to attend and bring a friend. For more information, contact City Clerk Joanna Medlin at 256-362-8186.

— Ironaton Circle on the Hill will meet on Thursday, October 20 at 11 a.m. at Ironaton United Methodist Church. Members are asked to bring items for pick-me-up bags to take to people; bring a lunch dish to church.


—St. Clair County Democrats will be hosting their annual Fall Picnic on Sunday, Oct. 23 from 1-4 p.m. — or as long as we have a good time and the food lasts. You can find us in our usual place at Pavilion 1 in Lakeside Park, next to/behind the Pell City Civic Center. Come join us to eat, have fun and party, and bring a friend with you. Everyone is invited, and we look forward to seeing all of our like-minded Democrats after our long Covid hiatus, as well as anyone interested in participating in some great food and engaging conversation. For more information, contact Sherry Kuntz at [email protected].


—The Talladega County School Board will hold a business session at 3:00 p.m. and a board meeting at 4:00 p.m. at the central office, 106 South Street West in Talladega.

–Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall will address the St. Clair Crime Victims and Clemency Chapter on Monday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. at the St. Clair County Courthouse in Pell City. The public is also welcome.


—The Sylacauga Parks and Recreation Department is partnering with Coosa Valley Medical Center, Santa Magic Studios and Walmart to host a reception for breast cancer survivors Thursday, Oct. 27 at the J. Craig Smith Community Center from from 6 p.m. This reception is completely free and will feature hors d’oeuvres from the Hickory Street Cafe. Survivors can enter a Walmart-sponsored pumpkin decorating contest with prizes from CVMC, The Mercantile, and Magnolias Gift Shop. There will also be a photo booth and photos with Santa Claus in his bright pink suit. The event will be a casual and fun reception to honor those who have won their battle with cancer. The dress is casual. Although the event is free, Parks and Recreation asks participants to register online at so that we can count the numbers and prepare accordingly. Survivors are encouraged to bring their caregivers to celebrate with them. To stay up to date with the latest happenings, be sure to follow on Facebook (Sylacauga Parks and Recreation) and Twitter (@SylacaugaParksandRecreation). Visit for more information on the many programs offered.


— Halloween Bingo will be held Saturday, October 29 at the Bibb Graves Community Center in Millerville from 5 to 8 p.m. Food will be available: BBG sandwiches, hot dogs, chips, drinks. Door prizes. Treat buckets/bags for children 12 and under. Costume contest for adults. Children’s costume contest. Photo booth. Bingo!


—AB Geter Order of Eastern Star Trunk or Treat on Monday, October 31 from 5-7 p.m. in the Glenn City community in Pell City. Costumed children of all ages invited. Locations include New Beginnings Missionary Baptist Church parking lot, First Baptist Church South parking lot, Voices (corner of 16th Street and 7th Avenue South), Earnest White Community Center, Rocky Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Glenn City Park and Throttle Kings Motorcycle Club. , Duran South car park.


—The Talladega County Retired Educators Association will meet Thursday, Nov. 3 at 10 a.m. at Plank Road Station in Winterboro. Valerie White, Director of the Heritage Hall Museum, will present the program enlightening members on ‘opportunities in the arts’ for youth and adults in the community.


—Pell City Gateway Community Garden is hosting a “Fall Flavors” fall fundraiser at the garden, 3705 Mays Bend Road, November 5 from 5-7 p.m. The organization is trying to win a freezer and half a processed grass-fed cow. Raffle tickets are $20 each. The draw will take place during the “Saveurs d’automne” benefit event. The freezer and the beef will be delivered the following week. Tickets can be purchased from members of the Community Garden or from Lisa at Trammel Harper & Williams next to the Pell City Coffee Company. Only 300 tickets will be sold and less than 100 remain. The winner does not need to be present to be eligible. Message us if you have any questions or would like to purchase tickets at [email protected]


-Talladega Chapter #4242 AARP will meet Monday, Nov. 14 at 8:30 a.m. at 132 North Court Street (Talladega County Extension/Community Action Building) for the DRIVER SAFETY CLASS that the chapter sponsors. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and class starts around 9 a.m. The cost is $20 for AARP members and $25 for non-members. At the end of the course, you may be eligible to receive a consultation on car insurance discounts with your agent.



—The Central Baptist Church located at 126 Spring Street North in Talladega will be distributing food from our food pantry on Saturday, October 15, 9-11 a.m., for residents of the City of Talladega only, while the food lasts. Report to the rear parking lot on West Street where we will have a form for you to complete. (The form is valid for one year. If you have already completed one form, you will not need to complete another for one year.) You can only receive food once every three months.


-Sylacauga First Baptist Church invites you to celebrate its largest capital improvement project in 35 years on Sunday, October 16. The church is delighted to share with the community what God has done and hopes you will join in this special day of praise and thanksgiving with a special service at 10 a.m. After the service, there will be a church-wide potluck in the gymnasium at noon. For those who have other obligations on Sunday mornings, the church invites you to visit the new spaces during an open house from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

—The Central Baptist Church located at 126 Spring Street North in Talladega will hold a throwback anniversary service on Sunday, October 16, celebrating 117 years, beginning at 11 a.m. A meal will follow immediately after the service in the communion hall. The phone number is 256-362-4836. The pastor is Bro. Ricky Clark.


—Hepzibah Baptist Church will present Young At Heart at 10:30 a.m. in the parlor of the church’s Christian Life Center. This month’s guest will be Pastor Cal McIntire and his dog Bean of Mount Olive Baptist Church. Besides being an inspirational pastor, Dr. McIntire is a gifted musician and dog trainer. He will also give us an update on the Samaritan House of Talladega. Afterwards there will be lunch and fellowship at the Christian Life Center. Everyone is welcome. Bring your favorite dish and join us.


—Fall Festival, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join a day filled with food and fun for the whole family, hay rides and bouncy house, games and crafts for the whole family absolutely free. Evening Star Baptist Church 260 Evening Star Road on Logan Martin Dam Road in Vincent. For more information, call Bro. Chase Chase at 470-234-1087.

—Fall Family Fun Day at Talladega Bible Methodist Church will be from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, October 22. Bouncing houses, games, free food and Pet-A-Pony. Also see a Talladega fire truck and police car up close. Have your picture taken on our Fall Family Fun Day! Vintage, classic and cool car cruise. Call with questions 256-299-5024


—Word of Faith Church presents “The Bad Boys of the Bible” on Sunday, October 30 at 3 p.m. The church is located at 34 Coosa County Road 39 in Sylacauga. The pastors are Eddie and Anita G. Crowe. The cast includes Min. Wesley Haley (Adam), Min Larry Banks (Cain), Min. Tony Stone (Abraham), Deason Edward McGhee (Lot), Elder Marvin Moten III (Jacob), Bro. David Boleware (King Saul) and Reverend Dwight O. Hicks III (Lucifer). Singing artists will be Ray Holland and Triumph’s New Boyz. Pray and Worship: Shiloh Male Choir.


—Beginning November 1 and during the holidays, the Joymaker Circle of Wesley Chapel at 820 West Park Street in Sylacauga will sell the following: 1 pound, 16 ounce bags of pecan chunks; 1 pound, 16-ounce bags of pecan halves; and 7-ounce bottles of Happy Home flavor (vanilla, light vanilla, lemon, butternut, and many more flavors). The pecans are fresh from South Georgia and cost $12 a bag, while the flavor costs $4 a bottle. You can contact Bobbie Kinser at 205-217-6733 if you would like to purchase any of these items. If no one answers, please call back. The pecans will be sold in November, December and January, but the flavor will be sold year-round. A portion of the proceeds from this sale goes to feed the hungry in our community. Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the years, and we look forward to serving you again.

Norma P. Rex