A meeting was held in the West Jasper community at Maranatha Baptist church last night to form a community action group with goals of cleaning up the area. Next month's meeting will include the election of officers, and start the organization of a "yard of the month" program in West Jasper. Future meetings will be held on the second Tuesday of each month.
With election time just around the corner, there have only been 95 requests in Walker County for absentee ballots - a very low number from recent years. According to Susan Odom, Walker County Circuit Clerk, you qualify for an absentee ballot if
you are going to be out of your area, state or country on election day,
have an infirmity or physical illness that prevents attendance to the polling place,
work a 10 hour shift that coincides with poll hours,
are enrolled as a student in a school outside of your county of residence
are a member of/spouse of a member of the United States Armed Forces.
For information on absentee ballots, call 205-384-7268.
The SOS program is geared to help out of school youth ages 16-21 acquire skills and knowledge to get and hold a job, and become successful adults. Many of these students are high school drop outs who are either working on their GED or who have already acquired the GED. Each year, the SOS takes them on two trips each year to places like Gorgas steam plant, where employees and employers alike talk to them about how things work, and explain how they came to work there. The program also offers several small seminars each year where others come in and speak on a variety of topics. For more information on the program, visit www.bscc.edu/community/sos.php.