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Events for September 26 — October 2, 2021

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Monday, September 27, 2021

ServSafe – Valley

Valley Sportsplex, 130 Sportsplex Drive Valley AL, 36854

Food Protection Manager Certification Course meeting Alabama Department of Public Health requirement for Retail Food Permit Holders. This is a two-day class. Pre-registration required. Class starts at 9 am EST (8 am CST). COVID-19 Guidance in place.

Address:
Valley Sportsplex
130 Sportsplex Drive
Valley, AL 36854

Contact:
Janet Johnson
johns16@aces.edu
(334) 703-2237

Register Online

$140 Food Safety, Chambers County, Clay County, Cleburne County, Coosa County, Elmore County, Lee County, Macon County, Randolph County, Russell County, Talladega County, Tallapoosa County

Commercial Horticulture Webinars by Jeremy Pickens, Elina Coneva, and Ayanava Majumdar

Online

This is a monthly webinar that features speakers from the Extension Commercial Horticulture Team. The Zoom link is https://auburn.zoom.us/j/590217859 which is open to all. This can also be seen on Facebook Live, https://www.facebook.com/AlabamaExtensionCommercialHorticulture. Open to all!

Contact:
Ayanava Majumdar
bugdoctor@auburn.edu
(251) 331-8416

FREE Lawn & Garden, Online, Statewide

Right Bite setting the Table- West Coosa Seniors

4740 Coosa County Road 70, 4740 Coosa County Road 70 Sylacauga AL, 35150

Understanding the Nutrition Facts Label
• Bringing Nutrition into Your Daily Life
• Choosing the Right Fat
• Seven Ways to Control Your Blood Pressure

Address:
4740 Coosa County Road 70
Sylacauga, AL 35150

Contact:
Laurie Yonder
wcsc1994@gmail.com
256-249-2024

FREE Home & Family, Coosa County, Talladega County

ServSafe Class – Selma

Dallas County Health Department, 100 Samuel O Moseley Dr. Selma AL, 36701

Food Safety Manager Course meeting Alabama Department of Public Health requirement for retail food permit holders. This is a two-day class. Must register two weeks before the scheduled date. COVID guidelines will be followed.

Address:
Dallas County Health Department
100 Samuel O Moseley Dr.
Selma, AL 36701

Contact:
Alice Moore
AMM0167@ACES.EDU
(334) 216-0738

Register Online

$140 Food Safety, Autauga County, Choctaw County, Dallas County, Greene County, Hale County, Marengo County, Perry County, Pickens County, Sumter County, Tuscaloosa County, Wilcox County

ServSafe Class – Dadeville

Tallapoosa County Extension Office, 125 North Broadnax, Suite # 23 Dadeville AL, 36853

Food Safety Certified Food Protection Manager Course meeting Alabama Department of Public Health requirement for Retail Food Permit Holders. This is a two-day class. Must register two weeks before the scheduled date.

Address:
Tallapoosa County Extension Office
125 North Broadnax, Suite # 23
Dadeville, AL 36853

Contact:
Dani Reams
acr0087@auburn.edu
(256) 368-1694

Register Online

$140 Food Safety, Chambers County, Clay County, Coosa County, Lee County, Talladega County, Tallapoosa County

ServSafe-Mobile

Mobile County Extension Office, 1070 Schillinger Road North Mobile AL, 36608

Food Safety Certified Food Protection Manager Course meeting Alabama Department of Public Health requirement for Retail Food Permit Holders. This is a two-day class. Seating is limited. COVID-19 safety protocols in place. Registration must be made at least one (1) week prior to the scheduled date.

Address:
Mobile County Extension Office
1070 Schillinger Road North
Mobile, AL 36608

Contact:
Rebecca Catalena
rjc0026@auburn.edu
(251) 234-1050

Register Online

$140 Food Safety, Baldwin County, Butler County, Clarke County, Conecuh County, Escambia County, Mobile County, Monroe County, Washington County

PCREP Workshop

Online

What is PCREP?
PCREP is the acronym for Parent-Child Reading Enhancement Program.

Additionally, the program provides tools and resources that can be used when teaching children to read.

Who is PCREP for?
PCREP was developed to support parents, guardians & caregivers of children of any age.

Alabama Extension understands that parents have limited time. PCREP activities that combine learning with quality time.

PCREP techniques can give beginning readers a solid start, struggling readers needed support and advanced readers techniques to expand comprehension.

Contact:
Nkenge Hyter
nch0004@aces.edu
(205) 325-5342

Register Online

FREE Home & Family, Autauga County, Bibb County, Blount County, Chilton County, Elmore County, Jefferson County, Lowndes County, Montgomery County, Online, Shelby County, St. Clair County, Walker County

VCLLI: Senior Scientists

Online

This series engages seniors interested in birdwatching/songbird population recovery.
Participants are “Senior Scientists” of the Virginia Caples Lifelong Learning Institute. Participants will assemble, install, manage, and monitor manmade nest boxes in their backyard or greenspace to provide suitable nesting sites for secondary cavity-nesting birds.

Contact:
Danielle Rudolph
ddr0007@aces.edu
(334) 201-2847

http://www.aces.edu/go/SrScientists

FREE Online, Statewide

VCLLI: Grounds & Gardens: Lawns and Pests

Online

This series will provide strategies to improve lawn care and prevent pests inside and outside the home.

September 13: Stop Bed Bug Infestation 101
This virtual webinar will focus on stopping bed bugs from making their way into your homes from overnight guests, vacations, hotels, and overturned apartments. Learn about prevention, controlling the population, and visually inspecting your home. Also, come prepared to ask questions at the end of the webinar.

September 27: Preventing Indoor Pests (ants, spiders, and roaches)
Control those unwanted pests in your home. This virtual webinar will focus on stopping ants, spiders, and cockroaches before they get started. This webinar will provide essential tips on using the correct mode of action to prevent these highly populating bugs from taking over your house.

October 11: Preventing Outdoor Pests (snakes, skunks, snails, and wildlife)
How can you stop the wild kingdom from coming around your home? This webinar will provide tips on discouraging wildlife, such as skunks, snakes, and other animals from setting up camp around your home. Also, this virtual webinar will provide advice on proofing your home from wildlife entry. Stay away, wild kingdom!

October 25: Fall and Winter Lawn Care
Summer is over for my lawn; now what? This virtual webinar will focus on preparing your lawn for the next season’s beauty. What are cool-season and warm-season grasses? We will answer some common questions at the end of the webinar about maintaining your yard during the fall season.

November 7: Fall Pruning Class
It’s time to cut back; why, and how? This virtual webinar will focus on trimming, cutting, and planting in the fall of the year. The webinar will allow the participants to understand why it is essential to prune shrubs and trees in the fall.

November 22: Holiday Season Toxic Plants
What plants are we bringing into our home that is toxic to our pets, family members, and the air we breathe around the holiday seasons. This virtual webinar will discuss the different types of plants that may harm you and your family during this holiday season.

Contact:
Danielle Rudolph
ddr0007@aces.edu
(334) 201-2847

http://www.aces.edu/go/GGPests

FREE Online, Statewide

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Peanut Pod Blast Workshops- WREC

167 AL Hwy 134 East, 167 AL Hwy 134 East Headland AL, 36345

Pod Blast workshop to determine optimum maturity of peanuts for correct digging time to harvest the most peanuts with best yield and grades

Address:
167 AL Hwy 134 East
Headland, AL 36345

Contact:
Jimmy Jones or Sedrick Mack
jonesja@auburn.edu
(334) 693-2363

FREE Crop Production, Farming, Fish & Water, Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Livestock, Poultry, Barbour County, Bullock County, Coffee County, Covington County, Crenshaw County, Dale County, Geneva County, Henry County Houston County, Pike County

ServSafe – Valley

Valley Sportsplex, 130 Sportsplex Drive Valley AL, 36854

Food Protection Manager Certification Course meeting Alabama Department of Public Health requirement for Retail Food Permit Holders. This is a two-day class. Pre-registration required. Class starts at 9 am EST (8 am CST). COVID-19 Guidance in place.

Address:
Valley Sportsplex
130 Sportsplex Drive
Valley, AL 36854

Contact:
Janet Johnson
johns16@aces.edu
(334) 703-2237

Register Online

$140 Food Safety, Chambers County, Clay County, Cleburne County, Coosa County, Elmore County, Lee County, Macon County, Randolph County, Russell County, Talladega County, Tallapoosa County

Veterans Gardening Project at Landmark Park

430 Landmark Drive, 430 Landmark Drive Dothan AL, 36303

Veterans of all ages, active-duty military, and their families or support networks are invited to join us for a casual gardening project. The Veteran’s Gardening Project will host a series of workshops that will cover gardening basics for those getting started and advanced topics for our seasoned gardeners. We will work in the raised bed gardens at Landmark Park to grow everything from squash to native pollinator beds. A short workday in the garden will follow each educational demonstration, weather-dependent.  We ask that all participants wear a mask and bring their gardening gloves.

For a complete schedule, visit http://www.landmarkparkdothan.com/veterans-gardening-project/.

Address:
430 Landmark Drive
Dothan, AL 36303

Contact:
Kerry Steedley
kes0150@aces.edu
(334) 350-0485

FREE Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Livestock, Urban Extension, Dale County, Houston County

Fall Container Garden Workshop

Lauderdale County Extension Office, 802 Veterans Drive Florence AL, 35630

Join the Lauderdale Extension Office for this “Make & Take” container garden program. Learn how to transition you summer planters into a welcoming fall display! Basic principles of container design and maintenance will be discussed. We will highlight annuals and perennials to provide color into the winter months.

Address:
Lauderdale County Extension Office
802 Veterans Drive
Florence, AL 35630

Contact:
Lucy Edwards
lee0003@auburn.edu
(256) 766-6223

$10 Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Colbert County, Fayette County, Franklin County, Lamar County, Lauderdale County, Lawrence County, Limestone County, Marion County, Morgan County, Walker County, Winston County

Servsafe Training/ Abbeville

Henry County Extension Office, 101 North Doswell Street Abbeville AL, 36310

This is a food safety course for food permit holders and people in the food business. It is a certification from the National Restaurant Association.

Address:
Henry County Extension Office
101 North Doswell Street
Abbeville, AL 36310

Contact:
Bridgette Brannon
huttobf@auburn.edu
(334) 714-1248

Register Online

$140 Food Safety, Coffee County, Dale County, Henry County, Houston County

ServSafe Class – Selma

Dallas County Health Department, 100 Samuel O Moseley Dr. Selma AL, 36701

Food Safety Manager Course meeting Alabama Department of Public Health requirement for retail food permit holders. This is a two-day class. Must register two weeks before the scheduled date. COVID guidelines will be followed.

Address:
Dallas County Health Department
100 Samuel O Moseley Dr.
Selma, AL 36701

Contact:
Alice Moore
AMM0167@ACES.EDU
(334) 216-0738

Register Online

$140 Food Safety, Autauga County, Choctaw County, Dallas County, Greene County, Hale County, Marengo County, Perry County, Pickens County, Sumter County, Tuscaloosa County, Wilcox County

ServSafe-Mobile

Mobile County Extension Office, 1070 Schillinger Road North Mobile AL, 36608

Food Safety Certified Food Protection Manager Course meeting Alabama Department of Public Health requirement for Retail Food Permit Holders. This is a two-day class. Seating is limited. COVID-19 safety protocols in place. Registration must be made at least one (1) week prior to the scheduled date.

Address:
Mobile County Extension Office
1070 Schillinger Road North
Mobile, AL 36608

Contact:
Rebecca Catalena
rjc0026@auburn.edu
(251) 234-1050

Register Online

$140 Food Safety, Baldwin County, Butler County, Clarke County, Conecuh County, Escambia County, Mobile County, Monroe County, Washington County

VCLLI: Social Security: Knowing Your Benefits and More

Online

This is a three-part series on social security. The presentations will focus on social security updates for 2021, retirement and disability.
SSA Benefit Updates
Tuesday, September 14th

SSA Retirement
Tuesday, September 28th

SSA Disability
Tuesday, October 5th

Contact:
Danielle Rudolph
ddr0007@aces.edu
(334) 201-2847

http://www.aces.edu/go/SocialSecurityMS

FREE Online, Statewide

Servsafe – Montgomery County

Montgomery County Health Department, 3060 Mobile Hwy (2nd Floor Auditorium) Montgomery Al AL, 36801

Food Safety Certification Course that meets the state health department regulations for those working in food service as a manager or food service worker.

Address:
Montgomery County Health Department
3060 Mobile Hwy (2nd Floor Auditorium)
Montgomery Al, AL 36801

Contact:
Angela Treadaway
treadas@aces.edu
(205) 410-3696

Register Online

$140.00 Food Safety, Autauga County, Barbour County, Bibb County, Bullock County, Calhoun County, Chambers County, Chilton County, Clay County, Cleburne County, Coffee County, Coosa County, Covington County, Crenshaw County, Dale County Elmore County, Geneva County, Henry County, Houston County, Jefferson County, Lee County, Lowndes County, Macon County, Montgomery County, Pike County, Randolph County, Russell County, Shelby County, St. Clair County, Talladega County, Tallapoosa County

Beef Systems Short Course – Morgan County

Morgan County Extension Office, 3120 Hwy 36 W., Suite B Hartselle AL, 35640

The Beef Systems Short Course is a multi-night lecture series covering the fundamentals of beef production and is geared for new and limited experience producers. There is a $40 registration fee, and all participants will receive a copy of Extension’s recently updated Alabama Beef Handbook.
Topics Covered
• Forages and Nutrition
• Herd Health and Reproduction
• Record Keeping and Environmental Stewardship
• Economics and Meat Science

Address:
Morgan County Extension Office
3120 Hwy 36 W., Suite B
Hartselle, AL 35640

Contact:
Gerry Thompson
thompgl@aces.edu
(256) 508-2020

Register Online

$40 Livestock, Blount County, Cullman County, Limestone County, Madison County, Morgan County

Generating Income From Your Forestland

Geneva County Extension Office, 2765 East State Highway 52 Hartford AL, 36344

“How can I generate income from forestland?” is a common question for landowners. Oftentimes, landowners are unsure where to begin. This two-hour workshop will help answer the questions around one of the major ways of generating income, a timber sale. Topics will include “Timber Harvest Process and Expectations” and “Timber Markets and Lumber Prices”. This event is free to attend, however pre-registration is required. Please contact the Geneva County Extension Office (334-684-2484) to register.

Address:
Geneva County Extension Office
2765 East State Highway 52
Hartford, AL 36344

Contact:
Bence Carter
jbc0057@aces.edu
(334) 389-4055

FREE Farming, Fish & Water, Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Urban Extension, Barbour County, Bullock County, Coffee County, Covington County, Crenshaw County, Dale County, Geneva County, Henry County, Houston County, Pike County

At Home Beekeeping Series

Online

We’re offering beekeepers the chance to attend virtual meetings from the comfort of one’s own home using a computer or mobile device. Speakers include university researchers and extension specialists from across the SE US as well as USDA ARS researchers. Each event will bring participants up to date on timely beekeeping topics with time for Q & A included.
Sessions include:
-September 28: Varroa management, with Dan Aurell (AU)
-More to come!

Contact:
Allyson Shabel
ams0137@aces.edu
(256) 612-6766

Register Online

FREE Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Livestock, Urban Extension, Online, Statewide

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Servsafe Training/ Abbeville

Henry County Extension Office, 101 North Doswell Street Abbeville AL, 36310

This is a food safety course for food permit holders and people in the food business. It is a certification from the National Restaurant Association.

Address:
Henry County Extension Office
101 North Doswell Street
Abbeville, AL 36310

Contact:
Bridgette Brannon
huttobf@auburn.edu
(334) 714-1248

Register Online

$140 Food Safety, Coffee County, Dale County, Henry County, Houston County

ServSafe Class – Dadeville

Tallapoosa County Extension Office, 125 North Broadnax, Suite # 23 Dadeville AL, 36853

Food Safety Certified Food Protection Manager Course meeting Alabama Department of Public Health requirement for Retail Food Permit Holders. This is a two-day class. Must register two weeks before the scheduled date.

Address:
Tallapoosa County Extension Office
125 North Broadnax, Suite # 23
Dadeville, AL 36853

Contact:
Dani Reams
acr0087@auburn.edu
(256) 368-1694

Register Online

$140 Food Safety, Chambers County, Clay County, Coosa County, Lee County, Talladega County, Tallapoosa County

Servsafe – Montgomery County

Montgomery County Health Department, 3060 Mobile Hwy (2nd Floor Auditorium) Montgomery Al AL, 36801

Food Safety Certification Course that meets the state health department regulations for those working in food service as a manager or food service worker.

Address:
Montgomery County Health Department
3060 Mobile Hwy (2nd Floor Auditorium)
Montgomery Al, AL 36801

Contact:
Angela Treadaway
treadas@aces.edu
(205) 410-3696

Register Online

$140.00 Food Safety, Autauga County, Barbour County, Bibb County, Bullock County, Calhoun County, Chambers County, Chilton County, Clay County, Cleburne County, Coffee County, Coosa County, Covington County, Crenshaw County, Dale County Elmore County, Geneva County, Henry County, Houston County, Jefferson County, Lee County, Lowndes County, Macon County, Montgomery County, Pike County, Randolph County, Russell County, Shelby County, St. Clair County, Talladega County, Tallapoosa County

Thursday, September 30, 2021

VCLLI: Emergency Ready?

Online

Gather information on how to prepare for various emergency situations.

Emergency Preparedness
Thursday, October 14th
Jasponica Florence
American Red Cross
Learn tips to respond to various emergency situations.

Hurricane Season: Be Ready!
Thursday, September 30th
Christina Thornton, Director
Montgomery City/County Emergency Management Agency

As hurricane season approaches, it is vital to have plans in place for the safety of you, your family, and friends. Presenter will discuss the importance of pre-disaster preparedness for hurricane season.

Contact:
Danielle Rudolph
ddr0007@aces.edu
(334) 201-2847

http://www.aces.edu/go/EmergencyReady

FREE Online, Statewide

Day Reporting Center Home Grounds Series

Online

This webinar series will allow participants to explore several landscape techniques through participation. This series will cover work place etiquette, mowing safety, insect control on turf, tree and shrubs installation. Also other extension program areas will be included.

Contact:
Marcus Garner
mlg0005@aces.edu
(256) 541-0291

FREE Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Livestock, Urban Extension, Online, Statewide

Alabama Master Naturalist – “Ecological Concepts” Webinar

Online

Relaunching of the Alabama Master Naturalist Program. These webinars are free to attend and are meant to generate public interest in pursuing a certification as an Alabama Master Naturalist. The topic of this talk is Ecological Concepts.

Contact:
Wesley Anderson
wma0016@aces.edu
(334) 750-9458

Register Online

FREE Farming, Fish & Water, Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Urban Extension, Autauga County, Baldwin County, Barbour County, Bibb County, Blount County, Bullock County, Butler County, Calhoun County, Chambers County, Cherokee County Chilton County, Choctaw County, Clarke County, Clay County, Cleburne County, Coffee County, Colbert County, Conecuh County, Coosa County, Covington County, Crenshaw County, Cullman County, Dale County, Dallas County, DeKalb County, Elmore County, Escambia County, Etowah County, Fayette County, Franklin County, Geneva County, Greene County, Hale County, Henry County, Houston County, Jackson County, Jefferson County, Lamar County, Lauderdale County, Lawrence County, Lee County, Limestone County, Lowndes County, Macon County, Madison County, Marengo County, Marion County, Marshall County, Mobile County, Monroe County, Montgomery County, Morgan County, Online, Perry County, Pickens County, Pike County, Randolph County, Russell County, Shelby County, St. Clair County, Sumter County, Talladega County, Tallapoosa County, Tuscaloosa County, Walker County, Washington County, Wilcox County, Winston County

Friday, October 1, 2021

Peanut Pod Blast Workshops- WREC

167 AL Hwy 134 East, 167 AL Hwy 134 East Headland AL, 36345

Pod Blast workshop to determine optimum maturity of peanuts for correct digging time to harvest the most peanuts with best yield and grades

Address:
167 AL Hwy 134 East
Headland, AL 36345

Contact:
Jimmy Jones or Sedrick Mack
jonesja@auburn.edu
(334) 693-2363

FREE Crop Production, Farming, Fish & Water, Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Livestock, Poultry, Barbour County, Bullock County, Coffee County, Covington County, Crenshaw County, Dale County, Geneva County, Henry County Houston County, Pike County

Talladega National Forest Water Monitoring Workshop

Cheaha State Park, 19644 AL-281 Delta AL, 36258

Alabama Water Watch, in partnership with the USDA Forest Service, is excited to expand our water monitoring project in National Forests in Alabama by conducting a workshop in the Talladega National Forest.

This project’s goal is to promote citizens to discover the National Forests in Alabama by monitoring their waters. Volunteer monitors will gather water chemistry and bacteriological monitoring data on select stream locations within the National Forests in Alabama.
This workshop will have virtual and in-person components and will cover information related to the water environment, forests and watershed health, pollution, water quality standards, and data management. Workshop participants will be trained and certified in AWW Water Chemistry and Bacteriological Monitoring.
This workshop will consist of:
1. A 1-hour Kickoff Virtual Meeting (via Zoom) on Thursday, September 16, 2021 – Time TBD

2. Self-paced, online coursework for AWW Bacteriological Monitoring and AWW Water Chemistry Monitoring (to be completed during the 2 weeks prior to the Field Day)

3. A Field Day at Cheaha State Park on Friday, October 1, 2021 from 9am – 4pm.

*You must complete all three components to receive your AWW monitoring certifications.
During the in-person Field Day (10/1/21) of the workshop, participants will head outdoors to conduct Bacteriological and Water Chemistry monitoring practices and visit pre-selected monitoring sites in the Talladega National Forest.
Registration here: https://auburn.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_djqpNKj3h5OBzqm

Address:
Cheaha State Park
19644 AL-281
Delta, AL 36258

Contact:
Alabama Water Watch
awwprog@auburn.edu
(334) 844-4785

Register Online

FREE Fish & Water, Forestry & Wildlife, Autauga County, Baldwin County, Barbour County, Bibb County, Blount County, Bullock County, Butler County, Calhoun County, Chambers County, Cherokee County, Chilton County, Choctaw County, Clarke County Clay County, Cleburne County, Coffee County, Colbert County, Conecuh County, Coosa County, Covington County, Crenshaw County, Cullman County, Dale County, Dallas County, DeKalb County, Elmore County, Escambia County, Etowah County, Fayette County, Franklin County, Geneva County, Greene County, Hale County, Henry County, Houston County, Jackson County, Jefferson County, Lamar County, Lauderdale County, Lawrence County, Lee County, Limestone County, Lowndes County, Macon County, Madison County, Marengo County, Marion County, Marshall County, Mobile County, Monroe County, Montgomery County, Morgan County, Perry County, Pickens County, Pike County, Randolph County, Russell County, Shelby County, St. Clair County, Sumter County, Talladega County, Tallapoosa County, Tuscaloosa County, Walker County, Washington County, Wilcox County, Winston County

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Alabama Rivers Educator Workshop – Cheaha State Park

Cheaha State Park, 19644 AL-281 Delta AL, 36258

MidSouth RC&D is supporting the continuation of the Alabama Rivers Educator Workshops based on An Educator’s Guide to Alabama Rivers Curriculum. The curriculum will assist educators to impart Alabama rivers related knowledge, inspiration, and challenges to young students throughout the state.

The curriculum correlates to the Alabama Course of Study Standards for Social Studies, Science, Social Science, Arts and more for grades 4-7, but is adaptable for any grade!

During the one-day workshop, participants will receive instruction on how to use the curriculum with their students.

With registration fee, participants will receive:

Certification as an Alabama Rivers Educator
Copy of Alabama Rivers: A Celebration & Challenge by Dr. Bill Deutsch
Copy of An Educator’s Guide to Alabama Rivers Curriculum
Access to online Digital Resources
Continuing Education Units from Auburn University and Professional Development Credits through PowerSchool
Lunch during the workshop
Participants will be expected to COVID-19 guidelines outlined by the CDC during the workshop.

Address:
Cheaha State Park
19644 AL-281
Delta, AL 36258

Contact:
Sydney Smith Zinner
srs0029@auburn.edu
(334) 844-9210

Register Online

$35 Fish & Water, Forestry & Wildlife, Clay County, Cleburne County