Festus Crashing Mayberry Sock Hop in Gordo


Mark Staggs as Festus from TV’s “Gunsmoke” series.
The Mayberry Sock Hop is coming up in Gordo on April 21. Tribute artists impersonating characters from the town of Mayberry will be there along with Andy Griffith’s real-life daughter, Dixie. But I learned from our Gordo friend and Otis Campbell impersonator, Kenneth Junkin, the Festus character from the “Gunsmoke” series will be crashing the party. So, of course I had to give him a call.

Spring Has Sprung!


Tulips are in full bloom at Gordo Lodge #564 F&AM. The flower bed was prepared by Janice Tate. Members of Gordo 564 would like to invite everyone to take a look.

Check out our Special Spring Home and Garden section in this week's Herald!

Embrace Leadership at Your Library: Celebrate National Library Week

During the week of April 8-14, the member libraries of the Pickens County Cooperative Library System – Aliceville, Carrollton, Pickens County Cooperative, Reform, and Ruth Holliman/Gordo – will join libraries nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries lead their communities through the transformative services, programs, and expertise they offer. 

Commissioners Promote PALS Campaign


Pickens County Commissioners finalize business at the Mar. 27 meeting. From left are: Randy Dillard, District 5; Drew Elmore, District 3; Jerry Fitch, Chairman and District 4; and Bobby Bain, District 1. Absent was Robert Kennedy, District 2.
The Alabama People Against A Littered State (PALS) campaign will be coming up officially from April 21-April 28. However, looking at the sides of the highways and county roads and their littered conditions, you realize this is a year-round problem that needs year-round solutions.