2023 Upcoming Holiday deadlines: Moundville Times will be closed for Veterans Day on Fri., Nov. 10. Thanksgiving Deadline is Fri., Nov. 17 for the 29th Edition. Santa Letters Deadline is Fri., Dec. 1. Christmas and New Year’s Deadline is Fri., Dec. 15 and Moundville Times will be closed Dec. 23 – Jan. 2, 2024.

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Hale County Animal Shelter Pets of the week

Sweet Walker is looking for his forever. He is 5 years old, Treeing Walker Hound. Neutered and all vaccines up to date and heartworm negative. Hale County Animal Shelter is running low on some much needed items. The Shelter runs on very tight budget. We depend on donations from Community to feed our animals. Needed NOW 1. Cat litter ~ clumping is preferred, 2. Canned kitten / cat food. They like the pate any brand, Favorite fancy feast. 3. Dry cat food – cat chow/ kitten chow 4. Adult dog food (dry). Needed Lysol wipes / Clorox wipes, Clorox, Paper towels. If you would like to order from onine Address HCAS, 20 Correction Dr., Greensboro, Alabama 36744. Thank you and share please. Laurie Nevin, Hale County Animal Shelter, 334-624-8120.

Church & Community Events

Getting Healthy is a Community Thing! Community Health & Wellness Fair
Greene County Hospital Nutrition & Wellness Healthcare Community Group is thrilled to announce its very 1st Community Health & Wellness Fair. The free event will take place on Wed., Oct. 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Branch Heights Community Center, 429 Branch Heights Dr., Eutaw. The Health & Wellness Fair is open to the public and will provide attendees with a wide range of health and wellness resources. The fair will feature organizations and vendors, offering free health screenings, information on nutrition, mental health, and much more. The event will include giveaways, a food truck, door prizes, and the grand prize gift card. Our objective, according to Andrea Woods, the Greene County Hospital’s Marketing Coordinator, is to inspire our community to be proactive in their health and make it a priority. We are encouraging everyone to come out and to take part in this educational and interactive experience, where they can access valuable healthcare resources and win prizes.

SSCC Staff Art Exhibition
Shelton State Community College’s Visual Arts Department will present a faculty/ staff art exhibition Sept. 11 -Oct. 5 in the Cadence Bank Art Gallery on the College’s Martin Campus. The exhibition is free and open to the public Mon.- Fri., 8 a.m.-9 p.m. All are welcome. The showcase will highlight work by Carson Grubaugh and Krislyn Koehn. For more information about visual arts, contact Carson Grubaugh at [email protected].

Greensboro Garden Club
The Greensboro Garden Club will meet Thurs., Sept. 28, at 4 p.m. at the Greensboro Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. Nikki McGillvary, President, will conduct the meeting. This will be an organizational meeting to plan activities for the year. Prospective members are invited to attend as well as current members.

8th Annual Moundville Halloween Trunk or Treat
Don’t forget to wear your costumes for the 8th Annual Moundville Halloween Trunk or Treat will be Tues., Oct. 31 7-9 p.m. at Market St. and City Square in Moundville. There will be cash prizes awarded to houses and trunks, trick or treating and food trucks. For more information about participating please contact Julie Montgomery 205-334-1432 or Lindsay O”Bryant 205-451-7458.

10th Annual River Fest 2023
Sat., Sept. 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. No vendor fee. This is a family and community event. Any donation and door prizes are appreciated. Set-up is from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. This will be a fun-filled family-oriented community event that promotes community unity. At this event we talk about water safety, fishing & camping safety; we also do a life jacket demonstration. There’s free food, games, nutritional health tips, Zumba and so much more. This is a collaborative partnership of community leaders who advocate for our natural resources and a healthy community. Each year our numbers have grown, this event is open to the public; so all CDC guidelines will be in place. This year will be our 10th annual event; this event is well attended by diverse families from Tuscaloosa, Greensboro, Sawyerville and surrounding areas. We are asking and would appreciate your support this year with a donation of any item or items of your choice to be used as prize giveaways. Your contribution will help make the event a success (i.e. gift cards, gift certificates, specialty items of any variety). We will promote your business as an event sponsor for 2023 which would encourage patronage for your business. This is a great opportunity to market the community involvement of your business. We look forward to having your support. If you have any questions concerning this event or this request, please feel free to contact Mary Thomas (334) 507-1414 or Ada Webb (334) 507-0521.

School Events

SSCC Staff Art Exhibition
Shelton State Community College’s Visual Arts Department will present a faculty/ staff art exhibition Sept. 11 -Oct. 5 in the Cadence Bank Art Gallery on the College’s Martin Campus. The exhibition is free and open to the public Mon.- Fri., 8 a.m.-9 p.m. All are welcome. The showcase will highlight work by Carson Grubaugh and Krislyn Koehn. For more information about visual arts, contact Carson Grubaugh at [email protected].
Hale County Soil and Water Conservation District Board Meeting
The Hale County Soil and Water Conservation District Board will hold a meeting on September 21, 2023 at 8:00 a.m. at 8388 Alabama Highway 69 Greensboro.

SSCC’s Terrific Tuesday Concert Series
Shelton State Community College’s 2023-2024 Terrific Tuesday Concert Series kicks off its fall schedule in the Alabama Power Recital Hall on the Martin Campus. Admission is free. Upcoming performances and artists include: Sept. 26 – UA Faculty Recital, University of Alabama Faculty; Oct. 3 – Dr. Luvada Harrison, soprano, University of Alabama Faculty; Oct. 10 – The LeBaron Trio, University of Montevallo Faculty; Oct. 17 – Max Hughes & Dr. Elijah Pugh, trumpet, Shelton State Faculty; Oct. 24 – Sophie Wang, piano, Mississippi State University Faculty; Oct. 31 – Student Musicale; Nov. 7 – Bach to Rock Ensemble; Nov. 14 – SSCC Jazz Combo performing in the Martin Atrium; Nov. 21 – Slade Trammell, piano, Roane State Community College Faculty; Nov. 28 – Annual Holiday Tree-Lighting happening in the Martin Atrium; Dec. 5 – Faculty Recital – Holiday Themed. Shelton State’s Terrific Tuesday Concert Series is designed to showcase a variety of repertory styles. Weekly performances are offered by guest artists as well as Shelton State faculty and students. For more information, contact Lillian Roberts at 205.391.2399 or [email protected].

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
Success By 6 of United Way of West Alabama is proud to provide Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library books FREE to children ages birth to 5 years old in Greene, Hale, Marengo, Pickens, Sumter, and Tuscaloosa counties. Once a month, your child will receive a new book by mail. You only need to do two things: register your child and pledge to read the books to him/her. Please, climb on board Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library! Since UWWA launched the Dolly Parton Imagination Library: 13,467 children have participated in the program in Greene, Hale, Marengo, Pickens, Sumter, and Tuscaloosa Counties. 10,427 children have “graduated” from the program. 443,856 books have been delivered to children in West Alabama. Sign up at https://imaginationlibrary.com/check-availability/

IN-STATE INCREASE, ‘ALABAMA EXPERIENCE’ DRIVE UA’S RECORD ENROLLMENT — An increase in the number of in-state students highlights The University of Alabama’s record-breaking fall 2023 total student headcount, which approaches the 40,000 mark. The record-breaking enrollment of 39,623 includes 3,184 freshmen from Alabama, representing every county in the state. This marks UA’s fifth consecutive year with an in-state increase and the largest number of in-state freshmen since 2010. For more information, contact Alex House, UA Strategic Communications, at [email protected].  
UA WELCOMES INAUGURAL CLASS OF RURAL DENTAL SCHOLARS — The UA College of Community Health Sciences welcomed four rural Alabama students aspiring to practice dentistry in the state’s rural communities to the inaugural class of the Rural Dental Scholars Program. The class of Rural Dental Scholars includes Catherine Hill, of Grant; Landon McCardle, of Dothan; Joshua Perry, of Guntersville; and Aubrey Stewart, of Dothan. The new program is a separate admissions pathway to The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry specifically for students from rural Alabama. For more information, contact Bryant Welbourne, UA Strategic Communications, at [email protected].  
NEW DIRECTOR TO OVERSEE WATER RESEARCH — An innovator and proven leader at the forefront of weather- and water-related data science with extensive experience in federal programs has been named the new executive director of the Alabama Water Institute. Matthew Womble joined The University of Alabama earlier this month to lead AWI in fulfilling UA’s commitment to be a premier research and education institution around water-related issues. He is charged with steering AWI to become a world-class interdisciplinary water research institute that develops pathbreaking, holistic and environmentally friendly solutions to ensure people and ecological systems have access to clean water and are resilient to extreme weather events. For more information, contact Adam Jones, UA Strategic Communications, at [email protected]
UAW STRIKE STRATEGIES KEEP AUTO INDUSTRY ON EDGE — “UAW members — whether on strike, laid off because of strike related interruptions, or still working — see the union tiered escalation policy as one that keeps the strike in the news while keeping carmakers and their suppliers on edge wondering if they are next. The strategy of expanding to parts manufacturers means that dealers are going to be affected much sooner than expected, meaning that the vast network of car dealers are going to turn up the heat on the big three to negotiate a settlement as soon as possible,” said Dr. Michael Innis-Jimenez, a professor in the department of American studies. “By not adding any Ford locations to the strike, the union gains an upper hand in creating an appearance that one company is seriously negotiating while the others are not. It doesn’t really matter if that is the case or not. Creating the appearance is all you need to start a rift between the companies.” To schedule an interview, contact Innis-Jimenez at [email protected]
WOMEN TAKE ON INVISIBLE FAMILY LOAD — While there are noticeable tasks of running a household like cleaning, doing laundry and cooking, researchers at UA have investigated another area identified as the invisible family load. The invisible family load includes the managerial, cognitive and emotional tasks involved in keeping a family running such as scheduling play dates and staying on top of school updates. According to the research, women shoulder the lion’s share of the invisible family load in addition to most of the housework and childcare. The data found that the emotional labor of presiding over a home can be psychologically draining, with significant negative effects on things like family-to-work conflict, sleep problems, family and job exhaustion, and lower life and family satisfaction. To schedule an interview, contact Dr. Maura Mills at [email protected]
AN EVENING WITH MORGAN PARKER — The UA English department’s Creative Writing Program will host celebrated writer Morgan Parker, who will read a selection of her work and answer audience questions Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center. She is a poet, essayist and novelist. Parker is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, winner of a Pushcart Prize, and has been hailed by The New York Times as “a dynamic craftsperson” of “considerable consequence to American poetry.” The public is invited to arrive early for refreshments and mingling.