Willy Wonka at Lynn Schools May 5-8

LES Principal Brad Alsup (left) poses on stage with some of the cast of Willy Wonka and its production team, Rodney (right) and Sharon (front) Fike.

The Lynn Schools Young Actors Guild will present the musical Willy Wonka JR. May 5-8 in the school cafeteria. The start times are 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $5, and all proceeds will benefit the Lynn High School band and Lynn Elementary School. Mothers receive free admission on Mother’s Day and are invited to attend a reception after the show.

Arley community cleanup Saturday

Preparing for the community clean up, from left, Amy Ackley, member of both the Arley Women’s Club and Rotary Club of Smith Lake; David Kelly, Beverly Kelly, AWC; Arley Fire Chief James Rickett; Wade Weeks, treasurer of the RCOSL and Mark Pafford, Rotary club president.
ARLEY - The Town of Arley is taking a community-wide stance against litter, not only by cleaning the town up, but by organizing a prevention program for Saturday, April 23.

Bice naamed to dean’s list at Palmer College of Chiropractic

HALEYVILLE - Brooklyn Bice of Haleyville, has been named to the winter 2022 quarter Dean's List at Palmer College of Chiropractic's Florida campus in Port Orange.
Palmer College of Chiropractic is the first and largest college in the chiropractic profession.  It has campuses in Davenport, Iowa; San Jose, Calif. and Port Orange.

Lynn to purchase new property, light ball field

The former M&M Restoration property that the Lynn town council has voted to purchase has the equipment and vehicle storage the town of Lynn needs, plus a building that can be turned into a community center, plenty of room for parking and even space for a potential walking track.

LYNN - The Lynn Town Council voted to purchase the property where the former M&M Restoration building is located for $175,000 at its monthly meeting on Monday, March 28.

The council has recently been considering how to give the town more equipment and vehicle storage; an option it previously explored was to build an addition at Fire Station No. 1. However, purchasing the M&M property at 22584 Hwy. 5 North won out because it will give the town more value for its money.

Visible reminder of Easter’s true meaning this Saturday in Haleyville

The handmade cross pictured above will be borne through the streets of downtown Haleyville Saturday during the Bearing the Cross event. (Courtesy photo)
HALEYVILLE - Lyrics from the old gospel hymn read, “Must Jesus bear the cross alone, and all the world go free? For there’s a cross for everyone, and there’s a cross for me.”

Local residents' art raising money for war-torn Ukraine

Students in the Art with Friends painting class of Arley with instructor Susan Ripp (front). From left to right in the middle row are Jennie Sanford and Laurie McGriff. From left to right in the back row are Krista Givens, Judy Crump, Joyce Martin, Loretta Bartlett, Glynns Posey and Mim Kuntz. (Courtesy Photo)
ARLEY - As images and reports from what is arguably the most-documented war in history have flooded all forms of media, many local residents have wished that the U.S. or other countries could do more to help Ukraine.