In so many ways, Ashville is back in gear for another year.

The Lady Bulldawgs High School Volleyball team scored two more victories: one over Oneonta and one over Springville. The way these girls are going, it is more newsworthy if they don’t win.

The Ashville Middle School Wrestling team is getting their season underway. Athletes and coaches had their first meeting Tuesday. Soon they’ll be taking it to the mat!

And there will be festivities and celebrations of the season. There is the Halloween Spooktakular on October 17. And New Haven Baptist Church promises an evening of outdoor fun and fellowship including trunk or treat on the 31st.

You can’t keep a good town down.

But sensible citizens have to be safe. Even our president and first lady are not immune to the virus that has changed our lives. So, our government services are taking extra precautions.

The Senior center will be closed for thirty days or further notice but still offering meal pickup for members. Call Sharon to arrange at 205-594-7466. And they will still be delivering meals to the homebound.

The Ashville Museum and Archives and The Ashville Library will be closed until April 6. However, the library will be offering curb service. Both have Facebook pages with more information.

City Hall will remain open but they have a drop box for court and water payments. You can pay online at cityofashville.org. Or call Doris at 205-594-4151 extension 2 to set up no fee bank draft for water payments.

There is no top without a bottom, left without a right or bad without a good. Trying times like these bring out our strength, character and even some opportunities.

Anyone who has ever wanted to sell food over the internet knows how challenging it can be from planning to production to purchasing. And now would be the perfect time to start....so it’s a good thing The Alabama St Clair Extension Office is teaching a class on how to do just that! Check out Ashville’s Facebook page for the details.

Get cooking, Ashville! And get Grandma’s Blackberry preserves all over the U.S.A...but keep the recipe in the family of course.

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