PARENTS and grandparents may well be calling around the relatives this week, as voting opens on the 2018 Bonnie Babies competition.

We have selected 40 cute kids to kick off the first stage of the contest, with £300 to be won. 

Elsewhere, there has been plenty of Halloween spirit around the county, but Tullibody looks to be leading by example.

One couple has already caused a stir with their terrific murder house decorations, while another has promised a fright fest with their own haunted house.

Read more inside this week's Alloa Advertiser, along with:-

  • Tillicoultry man blown away by honour given to late uncle in France
  • Clackmannan man tried to torch house with child still inside
  • Alloa darts team strip for release of charity calendar
  • Thousands of days lost to stress at Clackmannanshire Council
  • Wee County duo to stand trial for murder of Alloa man
  • Coalsnaughton kids help promote road safety in the village
  • Alloa woman receives MBE at Buckingham Palace
  • Home Start to open charity shop on Shillinghill
  • McDonald's staff help to clean-up Sauchie
  • Makers' Cafe serves up homegrown produce in 'quiet' garden
  • Tullibody walking footballers fly the flag for Clacks in Portugal
  • PICS: Alloa Cask Ale and Cider Festival
  • PICS: Fundraising race night in Dollar
  • SPORT: Jim Goodwin on his 100th game in charge
  • SPORT: Sauchie look to bounce back from loss
  • SPORT: MMA tilt beckons for Kyle