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Harrah's Cherokee Casino & Hotel Honors Employees Hearing on Fontana Appeal

CHEROKEE, NC – Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Hotel honored its top performers at a special banquet Wednesday, presenting the 2009 Yonah of the Year Award and 2010 Property Chairman’s Award to 10 area employees

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from Cherokee, Sylva, Cullowhee, Bryson City, Waynesville and Lake Junaluska. The Chairman’s Award and Yonah of the Year Award are each presented in five categories: community service,

leadership, superior guest service, innovation, and superior internal service. The Yonah of the Year Award is unique to Harrah’s Cherokee. Created in 2009, the award carries the Cherokee word for “bear,� an animal of great strength, hard work and courage -- fitting characteristics for top performing employees. The Chairman’s Award is given by Harrah’s at the property, division and corporate levels. Five employees were chosen from 23 quarterly award winners to receive Yonah of the Year honors. Each was given $1,000 and a crystal award. The 2009 Yonah of the Year recipients are: Vickie McMahan of Sylva for

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Fifteen candidates filed to run for three seats on the county’s board of commissioners. Among them are three incumbents: Steve Odom, Billy Cable and Gene Trull. Ten candidates will be running in the Republican Primary and five candidates in the Democratic Primary. Filing for the Republican commissioner primary were Raymond David Williams, Richard Ray Shuler, Christian Jonathan Silvers, Karen Connie Orr, Arthur P Miller, Anthony David Lynn, Billy Holder, Robert Michael Edwards in addition to Odom and Trull.

will not be up for election until 2012. Currently filling those seats are Sandra Smith, the board chairman and Bruce Snyder, the board vice-chairman. Filing for the Democratic commissioner primary were Jack Brown Wiggins, Walter Hooper, John Mark Feil, Aaron Dirk Cody as well as Cable. Sheriff Russell Moody also faces opposition by two candidates in his own party: Danny Joe Millsaps and Dewayne Carringer. The Democrats are also fielding four candidates in 6((5$&(213$*($

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County manager Lynn Cody stressed the importance of getting a full count during the upcoming 2010 Census. The count is for everyone living in the county for more than six months in the year. And the numbers are important for the affect the amount of federal dollars will be funneled back to the county to be used for education, disabilities, medical services, roads, poverty programs and the like. The Census also is used to determine the number of U.S. Representatives

for each state, and there is a possibility that North Carolina could pick up another U.S. House seat. Cody also stressed the importance of having residents buy local as much as possible because more of that sales tax comes back to the county for governmental operations.

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In a continued hearing on Monday, the county board of commissioners heard an appeal regarding the taxation of a leasehold held by Fontana Village. Attorneys Leland McKinney and Steve Krake representing Fontana Village contended that the county failed to follow the law and are not legally entitled to tax the leasehold. Charles Meeker, representing the county, told the board that it is the board was within its rights to continue the hearing and that the leasehold is not exempt based on a series of

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Shawn Spitzer Awarded Artisan Award for Senior Project recieved awards. Shawn built an electric and an acoustic guitar using more than 100 hours. He was awarded with the artisan award. The history of guitars was also a large part of Shawn's research for his project and written paper.

During the regular commissioners meeting on Monday, the board heard a favorable financial report by Rebecca Garland, the

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cases. Points in questions was whether TVA leasehold may be taxed by state and local governments and also a dispute in the amount of acreage to which the leasehold applies. During the course of the hearing, a telephone call was made to the North Carolina Department of Revenue regarding state statutes and their interpretation. After the hearing, the board went into closed session. Later no decision was announced. According to county officials, the board has up to 30 days in which to render a decision.

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GRAHAM SENTINEL & BUSINESS REPORT March 3, 2010

CA L E N D A R The Graham Revitalization Economic Action Team – G.R.E.A.T. will meet on Thursday, March 18, 2010 at Fontana Village located at 50 Fontana Road beginning at 12 noon. Please plan to attend to learn of the initiatives of this organization and how you can become a part of GREAT. North Carolina Symphony A Journey Down the Rhine Timothy Myers, conductor Kurt Nikkanen, violin March 18, 2010, 8pm Memorial Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, N.C. March 19-20, 2010, 8pm Meymandi Concert Hall, Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh, N.C NC Symphony Young People’s Concert: Let’s Dance Grant Llewellyn, Music Director March 13, 2010, 11am and 2pm Meymandi Concert Hall, Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh, N.C.

North Carolina Symphony The Planets Andrew Litton, conductor William Wolfram, piano March 4, 2010, 8pm Memorial Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, N.C. March 5-6, 2010, 8pm Meymandi Concert Hall, Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh, N.C. March 8th at 7:00PM Democratic Party Precinct Meetings: West WardRobbinsville Community Center, East Ward-Graham County Court House, StecoahStecoah Rescue Squad, TapocoSanteetlah Community Center. April 17th at 1:00PM Democratic Party Convention held at the Graham County Court House. April 17th at 7:00PM Meet the Democratic Party Primary Candidates held at the Graham County Court House.

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF GRAHAM File No: 09 SP 50 NOTICE OF SALE

TAKE NOTICE THAT: William Richard Boyd, Jr., Substitute Trustee, has begun proceedings to FORECLOSE under the Deed of Trust described below, and by under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in such Deed of Trust, and an Order entered by the Clerk of Superior Court of the above County, will sell the below described property at public auction as follows: The instrument pursuant to which such sale will be held is that certain Deed of Trust executed by Charles T. Carver and Mary A. Carver, as husband and wife, original mortgagors, and recorded in the Office of the Graham County Register of Deeds in Deed of Trust Book 242, at Page 707. The record owner of such property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds not more than ten (10) days prior to posting this Notice of Sale, if not the original mortgagors, is: N/A The property will be sold by the Substitute Trustee at 2:00 p.m. on the 5th day of March, 2010 at the Graham County Courthouse door in the City of Robbinsville, North Carolina. The real property to be sold is generally described as Pinhook Road, Robbinsville, NC 28771 a/k/a 683 Pinhook Road, Robbinsville, NC 28771 and described as follows: BEING that 1.22 acre tract lying on Pinhook Branch, Cheoah Township, Graham County, North Carolina, as shown on that Plat of Survey dated November 2001, revised 12/6/01, drawn by William R. Howell, PLS, L-3514, entitled “Boundary Survey for William Travis Hyatt and Melissa Lee Hyatt”, said plat of survey being recorded in Plat Cabinet DB , at Slide 914, Graham County Registry, said plat of survey being incorporated herein by reference for a more accurate description, and from said plat of survey being more particularly described in that certain Deed of Trust recorded in Book 242, at Page 707 of the Graham County, North Carolina Registry and said description is incorporated herein by reference. SUBJECT TO the right of way of North Carolina State Road #1221 (Pinhook Road), to its full legal width. Any property described in the Deed of Trust which is not being offered for sale is described as follows: Subject to any and all Release Deeds of Record in the Graham County, North Carolina Registry. Any buildings located on the above-described property are also included in the sale. The property will be sold by the Substitute Trustee to the highest bidder for CASH. The highest bidder will be required to deposit IN CASH with the Substitute Trustee at the date and time of the sale the greater of five percent (5.0%) of the amount of the bid or Seven Hundred Fifty and no/100 Dollars ($750.00). All bidders bid for the property AS IS on the date of sale. Absolutely no warranties are made as to the condition, value or title of the property. While the Substitute Trustee believes the title to be good, all bidders are advised that they should obtain independent counsel to examine record title as the property is sold subject to prior record interests. The Noteholder has reserved the right to withdraw the sale up to and until the Deed is delivered by the Substitute Trustee. The property will be sold subject to all unpaid taxes and special assessments. The property being sold is all of that property described in the Deed of Trust except as specifically set forth above. It is the intention to extinguish any and all rights or interests in the property subordinate to the Deed of Trust. Additional Notice Where the Real Property is Residential with Less Than 15 Rental Units: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the Clerk of Superior Court of the County in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the Notice of Sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a bona fide lease or tenancy may have additional rights pursuant to Title VII of 5.896- Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act which became effective May 20, 2009. THIS the 2nd day of February, 2010. __________________________ William Richard Boyd, Jr. Substitute Trustee 474 Mountain Cove Road Waynesville, North Carolina 28786

Cherokee Historical Association is pleased to announce the first annual Mountainside Art and Music Festival in Cherokee North Carolina. This fun filled day will feature some of the best Appalachian arts and music in the region. The event will take place Saturday May 1st from 9:00 to 6:00 at the Mountainside Theater which is home to the famous outdoor drama “Unto these Hills”. If you are interested in being a vendor, we are accepting applications for various handcrafted items that are reflective of the rich history and heritage of the Appalachian area. For more information or to receive an application please call Program Specialist Linda Squirrel at 828-497-2111 ext. 202 or visit our website at www. cherokeehistorical.org. Application deadline has been extended to March 12, 2010.

Old Photo Of The Week

CAN YOU IDENTIFY THE OLD PHOTO? CALL 479-3456 RIGHT: LAST WEEKS PHOTO Last week's old photo was of the Rogers Sisters, L-R: Ginger Parker, Tommie Jean Nicholson, Marie Webster, Jessie Haney, Catherine Webster. Sue Odom called in and identified them. If you know this week's old photo please call 828479-3456 on Monday & Tuesday between 8AM4PM or email: sentinel.graham@gmail.com.

Prom Dresses Red Cross Asking Donors to "Make A New for Sale: Resolution: Give Blood" For the New Year 3 ballgown, 1 mermaid, 3 evening gown. Clean, wore only once. Call for more info. Can email pics. Call 828-479-9150 or 828-735-2269

Presenting Donors May Win $1,000 Gift Card Graham County It’s a brand new year, and while many are trying to stick to their new year’s resolution, others haven’t decided on one yet. Why not take this time to focus on what’s important – donating blood? The American Red Cross wants donors to “Make A New Resolution: Give Blood.” The need for blood remains constant it’s important to take the time to give blood and platelets during these coming months. The campaign, which runs from January 1 to March 31, 2010, allows each person who presents to

Author Barbar Dumas Ballew Book Signing Event WHEN: 3-610 TIME: 3 p.m. WHERE: Osondu Booksellers, 184 N. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 WHAT: Ballew will be available to sign copies of her Fiction novel, “George’s Creek to Georgia.”

Ballew, an accomplished genealogist and storyteller, takes readers back to a simpler time, a time when a young illiterate pioneer purchased land for his first farm, met the woman of his dreams, and started a family.

EBCI Closing ALL Tribal Waters The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Fisheries & Wildlife Management Program will be closing ALL Tribal Enterprise Waters (this includes all Enrolled members of the Eastern Band of Cherokees as well) Effective Sunday, February 28 th, 2010 at one half hour after sunset. OPENING DAY will be March 27, 2010 (1/2 hour before Sunrise).

The Catch & Release Only – Fly Fishing Only section starting at the Blue Ridge Parkway Bridge and ending at the River Valley Campground is OPEN Year Round (No Closed Season). All Tribal Fishing Waters Designated as “ Non Enterprise Waters” is OPEN Year Round (No Closed Season) to Tribal members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

American Cancer Society Encourages Everyone 50 and Older to Get Tested for Colon Cancer February 23, 2010 -- This March, the American Cancer Society is encouraging men and women 50 and older to make getting tested for colorectal cancer a priority. Colorectal cancer (commonly referred to as colon cancer) is one of only two cancers that can actually be prevented through screening, which allows doctors to find polyps in the colon and remove them before they turn cancerous. Regularly scheduled colorectal cancer screening can help save lives and help achieve the American Cancer Society’s goal of creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Screening for colon cancer has been proven to reduce deaths from the disease both by decreasing the number of people who are diagnosed with it and by finding a higher proportion of cancers at early, more treatable stages. Overall, colon cancer rates have declined rapidly in both men and women in the past two decades, due in part to early detection and

removal of precancerous polyps. However, only half of the U.S. population aged 50 and older have been tested. “We have an opportunity to significantly reduce death rates from colon cancer through regular screening,” said Patricia P. Hoge, RN, PhD, executive vice president of mission delivery and medical affairs for the American Cancer Society’s South Atlantic Division. “However, there may be barriers to screening such as a lack of health insurance. We hope that people will use this month – National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month – as an opportunity to make screening a priority and talk to their doctors, family members and friends about getting tested. By doing so, they are taking a key step toward staying well.” The American Cancer Society recommends the following tests to find colon cancer early: Tests That Detect Adenomatous Polyps and Cancer Flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years, or Colonoscopy every 10 years, or Double contrast barium enema

donate blood or platelets with the Red Cross to have an opportunity to win a $1,000 gift card. Thursday, March 4 Robbinsville Community Blood Drive at the Graham County Public Library (80 Knight Street) 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm Please call 479-3694 or 4791331 for more information or to schedule an appointment. Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. The American Red Cross Carolinas Blood Services Region provides lifesaving blood to patients in 103 hospitals. Approximately 1,600

people need to give blood or platelets each week day to meet hospital demand. Blood can be safely donated every 56 days. Most healthy people age 17 and older, or 16 with parental consent, who weigh at least 110 pounds, are eligible to donate blood and platelets. Donors who are 18 and younger must also meet specific height and weight requirements. For more information or to schedule an appointment to donate, call 1-800-GIVE LIFE (448-3543) or visit RedCrossBlood.org.

Do you wish you were more computer-friendly, or improve your skills on the Internet? In the day and time we are living, it is increasingly important to communicate via internet, and work on a computer. By knowing how to gain information from your computer and the internet, it is quicker and easier than a set of encyclopedias. You can have easy access to the world’s daily headlines, updates on the weather, a motivational thought or message, or touch base daily with family and friends who are also computer friendly. One Dozen Who Care, Inc., (ODWC), a non-profit organization at 65 Wilson Street, Suite 6 & 7 in Andrews, has offered classes in various aspects of computer literacy since 2005. Total registration for each four-week series of classes is $5. The ODWC office is located between Dollar General and Slices Pizzeria (formerly PJs Pizza). ODWC continues to provide this service for the good of the residents in far-western North Carolina and north Georgia. Typically a new four-week session begins as soon as one closes unless the instructor requires an extra week to prepare. There is a

running waiting list to help accommodate your schedule. The classes are held during the afternoons. The March four-week sessions begin as follows: Intermediate Inet and Email Mondays, March 8 - 29 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Basic Computer Wednesdays, March 10 - 31, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Intermediate Microsoft Word Thursdays, March 11 – April 1, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Excel Spreadsheet Class is also available As the job market is increasingly difficult to access, the computer literacy classes are most important and valuable. Please call 828-321-2273 now, to either register, or give us your name and phone number for the waiting list. Leave your contact information and you will receive a call-back. ODWC would like to stress the value of these classes to you. One Dozen Who Care, Inc. (ODWC) is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) Community Development Corporation in Andrews. The mission is to strengthen local leadership and create strong community bonds through common economic and social interactions.

Don't Be Semi-Interested in Your Colon (DCBE) every 5 years, or CT colonography (CTC) every years Tests That Primarily Detect Cancer Annual guaiac-based fecal occult blood test (gFOBT) with high test sensitivity for cancer, or Annual fecal immunochemical test (FIT) with high test sensitivity for cancer, or Stool DNA test (sDNA), with high sensitivity for cancer, interval uncertain. Because of their greater potential to prevent cancer, tests that have a higher likelihood of finding both polyps and cancer are preferred if patients have access to them and are willing to use them. In addition to screening, there are healthy lifestyle behaviors individuals can adopt to reduce risk of colon cancer. Studies show that being overweight or obese increases risk of colon cancer, and people whose diets include a high amount of red and processed meats are at increased risk. The American Cancer Society recommends that adults engage in at least 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity on five or more days of the week; and consume a healthy diet

that includes five or more servings of vegetables and fruits each day, whole grains (instead of processed grains and sugars), limited alcohol and processed and red meats, and controlled portion sizes (visit cancer.org for tips and ideas on how to eat healthy and exercise regulary). Smoking also increases risk of colon cancer. A 2009 study from the American Cancer Society found that long-term smoking (smoking for 40 or more years) increases colon cancer risk by 30 to 50 percent. Smokers who want to quit can call the American Cancer Society Quit For Life Program operated and managed by Free & Clear at 1-800-227-2345 for tobacco cessation and coaching services that can help increase their chances of quitting for good; or visit cancer. org for customized tips that can help with quitting smoking for good. An estimated 146,970 cases of colorectal cancer were expected to occur in 2009, and 49,920 deaths were expected. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women. Risk factors for colon cancer include a personal family history of the disease.


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the run for sheriff: James Lewis Sellers, Donald Pecoff, Harold Phillips and Frederick Mitchell Anderson. Four candidates will be running for Clerk of Court, a position that has long been held by Johnnie Brooms, who will not be running. Those candidates are Democratic candidates Tammy Hooper Holloway and Robert Kevin Brooks. Holloway has wasted no time in announcing her candidacy with several political campaign signs already positioned around Robbinsville. Republicans running for the

seat include Gregory Lee Cable and Linda L Crisp. Incumbent Carolyn Cooper Stewart will be running unopposed by candidates in either party. Filing for the two seats on the county school board are two Democrats: Lois Pressley and Larry James Crisp. Three Republican candidates filed: Blair Nelson Stewart, Pamela Carringer Moody and Tabitha Marie Myler. The period for filing ended last Friday. The primary election will be held on May 4.

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county’s finance officer. She said she is moving forward with the final draft of the ‘08 Audit. Citing economic factors for next year’s budges, she said indicators reflect growth and prosperity of the county. Total revenues increases in the county stemmed from higher tax collections and shared revenues from the State. She said the county’s property tax collection of 96 percent is higher than many other counties, and that while the economy in the county for the fiasco al year remained stagnant with some declines. The county did not experience any significant growth. For these reasons the county management budgeted conservatively for the coming fiscal year to account do this but we cannot afford to for potential decreased in shared have a one-million dollar pool state and federal revenues.

Press Release- Robbinsville, NC As many of you know, Graham County has had numerous problems with the new pool. They result from flaws in the design and construction materials. We had a guarantee on the pool but McGill and Associates, Inc. have failed to address our problems or answer our letters. Therefore, we have no choice but to bring legal action against McGill & Associates in order to get our new pool fixed. We regret that we have to

that we cannot use. The commissioners have a duty to be good stewards of the taxpayers’ m o n e y. Unfortunately, sometimes in order to protect our assets, we must take legal action. At this time, we will be unable to open the pool this year if McGill & Associates do not correct the flaws. We would hope they will choose to do so.

Graham County Schools Breakfast & Lunch Menu's

Breakfast Wednesday, March 3: Cereal(choice) or Biscuit w/jelly, Grape Juice, Low Fat Milk. Thursday, March 4: Cereal(choice) or French Toast Stix(4) w/ syrup, Apple Juice, Low Fat Milk. Friday, March 5: Cereal(choice) or Chicken Patty & Biscuit, Orange Juice, Low Fat Milk. Monday, March 8: Cereal(choice) or 2 Waffles/syrup, Apple Juice, Low Fat Milk. Tuesday, March 9: Cereal(choice) or Ham & Biscuit, Orange Juice, Low Fat Milk. Lunch Wednesday, March 3: Baked Corndog, Chicken Stir Fry/ Rice, Steamed Oriental Vegetables, Cole Slaw, Fruit Cocktail, Grape Juice, Low Fat Milk. Thursday, March 4: Chicken Nuggets/Texas Toast, Homemade Chili/Crackers, Whole Kernel Corn, Green Beans, Fresh Grapes, Orange Juice, Low Fat Milk. Friday, March 5: Pork Rib Patty on Bun, Chicken, Gravy & Pasta, Steamed Broccoli, Quick Baked Potato, Fresh Apple, Grape Juice, Low Fat Milk. Monday, March 8: Toasted Cheese Sandwich, Grilled Chicken Patty/Roll, Corn on Cob, California Vegetables, Chilled Applesauce, Grape Juice, Low Fat Milk. Tuesday, March 9: Cheese Pizza, Turkey on Hoagie Bun, Green Beans, Fresh Carrots & Dip, Fresh Banana, Orange Juice, Low Fat Milk.

NC Symphony Takes "A Journey Down the Rhine"

RALEIGH, N.C.—Timothy Myers, principal conductor and artistic advisor of the Opera Company of North Carolina, leads the North Carolina Symphony on “A Journey Down the Rhine,” March 18-20. Virtuoso violinist Kurt Nikkanen also headlines a program highlighting three popular German masters: Bach, Mendelssohn, and Schumann. The concerts begin at Memorial Hall on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Thursday, March 18, followed by two weekend performances at Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh’s Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Friday and Saturday, March 19-20. All performances begin at 8:00 p.m. Hartford-native Kurt Nikkanen has been firmly established within the first-tier of international violinist for over two decades, beginning with his Carnegie Hall debut at the age of 12. He takes center stage with the Symphony for Mendelssohn’s exquisitely crafted Violin Concerto, a piece he performed “bewitchingly,” wrote Munich’s Suddeutsch Zeitung of his appearance with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Gasteig, with a “deliberately vital, genuine tone.” “A Journey Down the

Rhine” also includes Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 3 and Schumann’s Third Symphony, “Rhenish,” a transformative masterwork born out of the composer’s life in Rhineland during a three-year appointment in Düsseldorf. “It’s very much inspired by the Rhine,” says North Carolina Symphony Music Director Grant Llewellyn of a work perfectly evoking the “sensibilities of that part of the world.” Though still early in his career, guest conductor Timothy Myers has made significant contributions to the arts community in the Triangle by cultivating new collaborations and helping to direct the long-term vision of opera and the arts in North Carolina. His striking technical skill, combined with a youthful panache, bring fresh artistry to a lineup of charming works influenced by the ancient River Rhine. Regular tickets to these Classical Series performances in Raleigh and Chapel Hill range from $30 to $45. Meymandi Concert Hall is located in the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601. Memorial Hall is located on E. Cameron Ave, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. For tickets and more information, visit the North Carolina Symphony Web site at ncsymphony.org or call 919.733.2750

Garland reported that the county had between $2.8 and $2.9 million dollars in fund balance in the bank. She said most department Commissioner Steve Odom said that with the expected drop in state funding every county within the state is experiencing significant lay offs and they are also expected to be cutting services. In other matters, the board approved the submission of paperwork to the 911 board for the purpose of obtaining funding in the amount of $120,000 to upgrade emergency communication including a backup center and the upgrading of its data base to make it

compatible with em regency com- ure to upper respiratory infections munication systems in adjoining carry a per-term (12-month) $600 counties and states. maximum allowance for each The board considered the creation of an independent to handle appeals concerning property reevaluation from the recent county property reappraisal. It was decided that it would have some merit, there was a possibility that the cost would be too great. For members of that board would have to be paid by the hour which could dramatically run up the cost, while if the board of commissioners served in that capacity, they would only be paid $50 a meeting; hence the process would not be as expensive for the county. The board considered issues regarding exemptions for existing mortgages for families living in the flood plain and decided those mortgages would have to be paid up before the families would be eligible for CBC grants. They directed the county attorney to draft a resolution to that effect. They also approved the drafting of a resolution which opposed the elimination of lodging occupancy tax. The board tabled requests for making a $5,000 contribution to this year’s Heritage Festival, for the auctioning off of excess county vehicles and for a $3,750 request for the Graham Food Pantry in order to further research these issues.

SC Author Helps Children Cope with Sudden Loss SALEM, SC – In her book, “Purple Balloons for Daddy: A Child’s Journey through Grief,” South Carolina author Carol Lovell tells the poignant story of a child who loses her father and how she deals with the grief. Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, Lovell’s book recognizes that sudden death is especially difficult for children to handle. It relates a message of childhood resolution to live with the love of Daddy in absence of his presence. According to the publisher, this book is “an emphatic illustration useful for any family dealing with death." In this book, Lovell also sheds light on the deadly dis-

ease Deep Vein Thrombosis which kills thousands each year. The book is available at any bookstore nationwide or can be ordered through barnesandnoble.com, amazon.com or target. com. This is also an eLIVE title, meaning every copy contains a special code redeemable for a free audio version of the book from Tatepublishing.com. eLIVE stands for Listen, Imagine, View, and Experience! Lovell resides in Salem, South Carolina. For more information, please contact Traci Jones, Marketing Representative, at at 888-361-9473, or by email at traci@tatepublishing.com.

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and Will Cuprak of Lake Junaluska for Leadership. Each Chairman’s Award winner, selected from among 37 nominees, received $1,000 and a commemorative gift. In addition, each winner has been nominated for recognition at the Harrah’s divisional level. “These employees are truly the best of the best at Harrah’s Cherokee,” said General Manager Darold Londo. “They are outstanding employees; role models at work and in their communities; employees who our guests and their co-workers recognize for their hard work, dedication and contributions to

our company. We are extremely proud of these employees and the contributions they make each and every day.” Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Hotel is an enterprise of the Eastern Band of Cherokee, located at the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Harrah’s Cherokee Casino is open 24-hours-a-day to guests who are 21-years-of-age or older. For more information about Harrah’s Cherokee, please call 1-800-HARRAHS or visit our website at HYPERLINK “http://www.harrahs.com/” www.harrahs.com.

Georgia Author Releases Gripping Historical Fiction ELLIJAY, GA – This week, Georgia author Don VanLandingham Sr. celebrates the nationwide release of his historical novel, “Drawn Into Hell,” based on 1960s Mississippi during the Civil Rights movement. During the turbulent summer of 1964, three civil rights workers drove to Philadelphia, Mississippi, a town ensnared by the tight grasp of the Ku Klux Klan, to assist in voter registration of blacks. But they would not have the chance to accomplish their goal. Told from the viewpoint of Ben Hawkins, a young white man who wanted to make a difference, “Drawn Into Hell” vividly depicts the investigation Ben was pressed into and the Mississippi Burning trial. One KKK member, believing

he was upholding tradition, was pulled deeper and deeper into the Klan’s evil plans. Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at www. tatepublishing.com/bookstore, or by visiting barnesandnoble.com or amazon.com. VanLandingham earned BSC & MCS degrees in accounting from Strayer College, in Washington, D.C., and has served as a CPA for over 50 years. He resides in Ellijay, Georgia, where he is an active member of East Ellijay Baptist Church. For more information, visit the author’s website, donvanlandingham.tatepublishing.net.

condition, equaling $9,000 in annual benefits for a premium of approximately $11 per month. Ideal for cat owners with indoor/ outdoor or multiple cats younger than 10, the VPI Feline Select Plan eases the economic worry associated with veterinary visits most caregivers make over the course of their cat’s life. Dog and cat owners primarily concerned about accidental injuries (broken bones, poisonings, foreign body ingestions, etc.), can enroll in the VPI Injury Plan, an insurance policy that boasts a $14,000 per-term maximum benefit allowance and reimburses for conditions brought about by accidents. The Injury Plan carries an annual deductible of $250 and has no enrollment age restrictions. At approximately $14 per month, the Injury Plan offers affordable coverage for pets that are too old to enroll in or can’t qualify for full medical plans. “Certain pet owners are worried about catastrophic accidents more than the possibility of illness,” explained Dr. Carol McConnell, vice president and chief veterinary medical officer for VPI. “This plan answers their concerns as well as enables pet owners with pets of any age to offset the costs of treating unexpected injuries.” Two comprehensive medical plans designed to reimburse for the testing and treatment of both injuries and illnesses round out VPI’s new product roster. The VPI Medical Plan (for dogs and cats) covers a full spectrum of medical conditions – everything from lacerations to lymphoma – and offers pet owners flexibility in premium pricing with multiple annual deductible choices ($100, $250, $500, and $1,000). Pet caregivers opting for the highest level of injury and illness protection have the VPI Major Medical Plan to choose from, the Company’s flagship insurance product. Priced higher than the Medical Plan but with the same deductible options, Major Medical offers double the reimbursement allowances than its lower-priced counterpart. In addition, annual benefits for select hereditary conditions are included in Major Medical ($250 for diagnosis/$500 for surgical treatment each term) after the first year of enrollment. Each of the four product offerings can be complemented with VPI’s existing CareGuardSM plans, coverage that provides straight reimbursement (no deductibles) for a portion of costs of more than a dozen routine care

procedures (vaccinations, physical exams, etc.). “Adding CareGuard coverage to any of the medical plans fiscally prepares pet owners for the expected veterinary costs, such as preventive care, as well as the surprise medical care costs they will experience during the lifetime of a pet,” added McConnell. “These unexpected costs can be considerable, and our plan combinations exist so that pet owners can afford the absolute best care their pets deserve.” With pet health insurance, policyholders are reimbursed a percentage of eligible costs they incur during a veterinary hospital visit. So that policyholders know exactly what is covered and what is not, VPI pays according to a benefit schedule, a list of eligible conditions and their maximum annual reimbursement amounts. Policyholders are able to visit any licensed veterinarian in the world; no managed hospital networks are involved. Policy pricing is determined by species, age of pet, size of a canine pet, state of residence, deductible chosen (if applicable), and the plan selected. About Veterinary Pet Insurance-With more than 475,000 pet insured nationwide, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co./ DVM Insurance Agency is the nation’s oldest and largest pet health insurance company and is a member of the Nationwide Insurance family of companies. Providing pet owners with peace of mind since 1982, the company is committed to being the trusted choice of America’s pet lovers and an advocate of pet health education. VPI Pet Insurance plans cover dogs, cats, birds and exotic pets for multiple medical problems and conditions relating to accidents, illnesses and injuries. Optional CareGuardSM coverage for routine care is also available. Medical plans are available in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. More than 2,000 companies nationwide offer VPI Pet Insurance as an employee benefit. Policies are underwritten by Veterinary Pet Insurance Company in California and in all other states by National Casualty Company, an A+15 rated company in Madison, Wisconsin. For more information about VPI Pet Insurance, call 800-USA-PETS (800-872-7387) or visit petinsurance.com.

"Let's Dance" at the NC Symphony's Final 09-10 Young People's Concert RALEIGH, N.C.—The North Carolina Symphony and Music Director Grant Llewellyn invite the whole family to an engaging look at dance forms from around the globe. “Let’s Dance,” the final installment of the Symphony’s 2009-2010 Young People’s Concert Series, explores the unique artistry and movements behind tango, tarantella, can can, classical ballet, and American and African folk traditions, among others. The concert takes place at Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh’s Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Saturday, March 13, at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Designed for families and children ages 4-12, the hourlong Young People’s Concerts are a perfect introduction to music as an interdisciplinary art form. In “Let’s Dance,” the Chuck Davis African American Dance Ensemble, Asheville dancers Heidi Kulas and Tyler Mercereau and celebrated

guzheng soloist Jennifer Chang join the Symphony to perform works ranging from Tchaikovsky to country and western. The result is an unrivaled opportunity to bring children to live music through an original and fun family outing. Before both performances, families can join Symphony members and the Marbles Kids Museum for the Marbles Learn Your Notes and Be the Conductor activities. The Symphony also hosts the hands-on Instrument Zoo, giving children the chance to try out orchestra instruments and learn from the pros. Tickets to this Young People’s Concert Series performance are $15. Meymandi Concert Hall is located in the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601. For tickets and more information, visit the North Carolina Symphony Web site at ncsymphony.org or call 919.733.2750.


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CH U R C H Atoah Baptist Church- Pastor Vacant Bear Creek Baptist Church-Wesley Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Dell Bethel Baptist Church, U.S. #129 South-Pastor Burlin Aldridge, 4798495. Blessed Hope Baptist Church-Pastor Lennox Hedrick, 735-1402. Brooks Cove Baptist Church- Vacant Buffalo Independent Baptist Church Philip Ellington 479-7419 Cable Cove Baptist (Powell Branch) Church-Teddy Silvers Calvary Baptist Church-Pastor David Anderson Cedar Cliff Baptist Church-Pastor Daniel Stewart, 479-6553. Church of Christ Church of Grace-Pastor Todd Orr. Church of the Lamb - Snowbird Road 10:30 Services Sunday AM Wednesday eve. 7:00 PM 828-479-3548 Pastor David Allen

Cornerstone C o m m u n i t y Church(formerly First Assembly) 191 Robinson Rd, Andrews. Sunday 11AM. Phone 828321-3777. www. cornerstoneandrews.org.

Pastor Jimmy Millsaps, 479-8857.

Dry Creek Baptist Church-Pastor Max Cochran, 488-3256.

Hosanna Baptist Church-Pastor Max Turpin, 479-8626.

Eternal Believers - Missionary BaptistPastor Grant Burke, 479-2347

House of Prayer-Pastor Delmer Holder, 479-6041.

First Baptist Church-Pastor Noah Crowe, 479-3423.

Liberty Missionary Church- Pastor David Byrd, 479-1013.

Fontana Community Church-Pastor Ernest Stiles, 479-6375.

Little Snowbird Baptist Church, 1897 Little Snowbird Road (2 miles from Little/Big Snowbird Intersection)-Pastor Paul Teasdale, 479-3492.

Grace Fellowship Baptist ChurchPastor David Blackney, 479-3723. Grace Mountainside Lutheran Episcopal Church Deacon Steve Holcomb 479-2963 Grace Tabernacle Baptist Church,

Orr Branch Baptist Church - Pastor Michael Pannell Panther Creek Baptist ChurchPastor Mike Edwards.

Meadow Branch Baptist Church-Pastor Onley Williams, 479-2474. Midway Baptist Church- Pastor Jim Postell, 321-3938.

and Ireland, either directly, or as heard in Appalachian bluegrass music which reflects a considerable Celtic influence. The musicians and dancers from â&#x20AC;&#x153;the Buddies,â&#x20AC;? as this ensemble is known, are enthusiastic about sharing their love of Celtic music, in its traditional melodies as well more contemporary renditions. Celtic music is performed not only in concerts, but also in the familiar and high-energy setting of a â&#x20AC;&#x153;ceilidhâ&#x20AC;? (pronounced kay-lee,) or dance party. The Atlanta-based group receives high marks from reviewers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;...The Buddy Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Reilly Band are naturals...the Buddies generate quite a rumble when in full swing...this is a fun group who can really handle their instru-

RALEIGH, N.C.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;North Carolina Symphony broadcast host David Hartman will join the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Legends of Aerospace Tourâ&#x20AC;? to visit American military bases and an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf, March 4-13. Hartman, the original host of Good Morning America, will moderate panel discussions on each stop of the tour. For nearly three decades, Hartman has created and written numerous programs on aviation and space, including with the original Mercury, Gemini and Apollo astronauts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m grateful for the privilege of visiting our men and women in uniform,â&#x20AC;? says Hartman. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We welcome the opportunity to express our respect and gratitude for their

service and commitment to protect our freedoms and safety and, it is hoped, the freedoms and safety of people in the Middle and Near East.â&#x20AC;? Famous aviators and astronauts participating in the tour include: Neil Armstrong and Gene Cernan, the first and last men on the moon; Jim Lovell, Commander of Apollo 13; Bob Gilliland, who was Chief Test Pilot and first man to fly the SR-71 Blackbird; and Ret. General Steve Ritchie, the only Air Force Pilot Ace since the Korean War. Jeff Kluger, Senior Time magazine writer and co-author of Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13, will also participate. The tour will log more than

Jerry & Paul Wilson Featured in Folk School Concert Friday, March 5th

Close harmony singing and flat-top guitar picking will be featured in a concert by Jerry and Paul Wilson at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 5 at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown. Admission is free. Donations are welcome. Father and son, Jerry and Paul Wilson are members of the highly regarded musical Wilson family of Brasstown, NC. The Wilson Brothers Band which included

Jerry, Paul and Jerryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brother Ray was honored in 1998 by receiving the North Carolina Folk Heritage Award. Jerry and Paul have performed as a duo throughout the Tri-state area at festivals, churches, and other gatherings. Their music is featured on several CDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s as well as the website www. blindpigandtheacorn. com. For this concert they will be joined by several other Wilson family members. Upcoming Folk School concerts include Blessed Blend (March 19) and fiddler David Kaynor (March 26). The Folk School concert schedule is available on the world wide web at: http://www. folkschool.org. For further information call the Folk School at 1-800-FOLK-SCH or 837-2775 .

Send your church announcements, thank you letters, church events, etc. to the Graham Sentinel, by email:sentinel.graham@ gmail.com, or mail to PO Box 2058 Robbinsville, NC 28771 or just drop it by the office. All church events must be in by 4:30 on Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s.

Edward and

Ruth Ann LeBlanc, 80

Heritage Hollow Drive (off Business Route 441 in town), Franklin, NC. Worship Service:

Sunday 11 am.

Phone: 828-369-3065. E-mail, unityfkn@gte.net.

Outreach ministry in

Unity Missionary Baptist Church-Worly

Robbinsville United Methodist ChurchPastor Tim Starbuck, 479-8581

Dehart

New Beginning Baptist-Pastor Marvin Mullinax, 479-4164.

Sawyerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Creek Baptist Church

Old Mother Baptist Church-Pastor James Philips, 479-6610

Stecoah Baptist Church-Pastor G.D. Phillips, 479-6656

Blue Ridge Street

Victory Baptist Church-Pastor Darrin Self Welch Cove Primitive Baptist Church-

Sweetgum Baptist Church-Pastor Kenny Ball, 488-3778

Pastor Michael Boring

Sweetwater

Zion Hill Baptist Church-Bijy Silvers

Baptist

Church-Pastor

Yellow Creek Baptist Church

With Mike Barres

Out of Tune

We were on a mission trip to Guatemala. We were ministering in a squatters colony called â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Fourth of February.â&#x20AC;? It was established after a major earthquake there. The small church that we were in was full. People sat on rough cut wood benches with no backs. They had some amplifiers for their guitars and you could hear them tuning up. I am a guitar player and have been for many years, so I was familiar with that. The funny thing was, that they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really get the guitar in tune.

They strummed it and smiled, as if to say, â&#x20AC;&#x153;good enough.â&#x20AC;? It still sounded pretty bad to me. What followed, still stirs me today as I think about it. The church came alive with praise and worship. They sang with all of their hearts. They also sang for a very long time. Then little kids would come up to the front and sing solos. They were also pretty rough. And there were quite a few of them. Their musical abilities in singing and instruments, seemed very lacking compared to ours, but their fervency and heart of worship seemed far superior to ours. In the modern church in America it seems like we emphasize musical excellence, with huge worship teams, top notch musicians and singers. Nothing is wrong with that, except that sometimes, it becomes a performance that we observe. The Bible talks about â&#x20AC;&#x153;the heart,â&#x20AC;? in worship. Matthew

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Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center Hosts Tourism Partnership Forum Communications, K.C. Cronin representing the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, and Charles Snodgrass with Deep Creek Arts. The event concludes with refreshments from the Stecoah kitchen and time for participants to meet with panel members and representatives of regional Chambers of Commerce and Visitor Information Centers. Please call Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center at 828479-3364 to RSVP. Complete details are online at www.stecoahvalleycenter.com. Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center is a non-profit corporation that serves the people of Stecoah and Graham County through programs and services that benefit all members of the community, by preserving and promoting the Southern Appalachian mountain culture and through the restoration of the historic old Stecoah School to its original role as the center of the community. The Tourism Partnership Forum is sponsored in part by the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area.

15:8 says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;These people draw near to Me with their mouth, And honor Me with their lips, But their heart is far from Me.â&#x20AC;? John 4:23 says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.â&#x20AC;? The heart is what God looks at in worship. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why someone singing off pitch with a genuine heart of worship, sounds good to Him. Maybe thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why He said in Psalms 66:1 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Make a joyful noise to God.â&#x20AC;? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not about how many musicians and singers we have leading worship. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not about how polished they are. Praise and Worship is a matter of the heart. We must remember that in worship services, we have an audience of One. We are singing to God, and He wants worship with a lot of heart in it. Fordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Auto Parts & Machine

Dogwood Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Health

Robbinsville, Bryson City, Franklin

(Stecoah, NC) All hoteliers, innkeepers, and tourism professionals are invited to attend the Tourism Partnership Forum, a free event, held at the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center on Wednesday, March 10 from 2 to 5pm. This entertaining and educational event is designed to offer participants an opportunity to experience the Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cultural programming while strengthening the WNC tourism business community. To kick-off the event storyteller Gary Cardin will share folklore and tales of Appalachian life. Carden is a storyteller, playwright, and expert in Appalachian culture and Cherokee history. Afterwards, the Barn Carts, a Bryson City based bluegrass trio will perform. These up-tempo performances will take place in the recently restored historic auditorium. The Forum will feature a panel of marketing, public relations, and tourism professionals to answer participantsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; questions about advertising, heritage tourism, media relations, and social networking. On the panel is Kathi Petersen with KP

Unity Church of Franklin â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Revs.

Mt. Nebo Baptist Church-Pastor Gary Crisp 479 2792

Lone Oak Baptist Church- Pastor Scott Roper-479-6319

15,000 flight miles, meet with over 10,000 troops, give away thousands of items, present motivational speeches and panel discussions and host numerous meet-andgreets with American soldiers, sailors, marines and aviators. The Legends of Aerospace Tour was developed by Morale Entertainment, an organization that works with the Pentagon and Armed Forces Entertainment to build troop morale in innovative new ways. As the official Department of Defense agency for providing entertainment to U.S. military personnel overseas, Armed Forces Entertainment and its performers have the honor of supporting military personnel around the world.

Church-Pastor

Santeetlah Baptist Church

Mountain Creek Baptist Church-Pastor Tom Buchanan, 479-6568.

New Hope Baptist Church- Pastor Sam Hayes, 828-321-4671

NC Symphony's David Hartman to Tour with Legends of Aerospace

Baptist

Larry Grindstaff, 479-2690

Blairsville, every Sunday, 11 am at 90

Long Creek Baptist Church-Pastor Gary Moore

ments,â&#x20AC;? comments Dirty Linen Magazine. This performance will include a full range of Celtic music as well as Irish step-dancing. This concert is supported in part by The North Carolina Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of North Carolina and the National Endowments for the Arts. The Buddy Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Reilly Band will perform at Keith House, John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown. No reservations are required and seating is by general admission. Tickets for the event may be purchased at the door on Sunday March 7; $14 for adults and $7 for students. For information call 828 389 2595 or email Brasstownconcert@gmail.com

Tuskeegee

Robbinsville Church of God, Jimmy Dellinger, Pastor, 828-479-6492

Traditional Celtic Music & Dance Featured in Concert By: Natalie Moses BRASSTOWN, NC â&#x20AC;&#x201D;The flavor of traditional Celtic music will be heard in concert on Sunday, March 7 at 2:30pm at the Keith House, John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC. This concert features the Buddy Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Reilly band, and is part of a series presented by the Brasstown Concert Association (BCA.) Irish step dancing will be a highlight of this performance. A previously announced lecture scheduled for 1:45pm will not take place, but there will be an introduction to the history of British folk dancing prior to the concert. Most local audiences are familiar with some of the wellknown melodies from Scotland

Prince of Peace Catholic ChurchFather Michael T. Kottar, 828-3214463. 704 South 129, Robbinsville (Sunday Mass 8:30 a.m.)

Shane Danner, 735-5482

of Graham

Sweetwater Rd. at Fort Hill Robbinsville, NC 28771 CALL US: (828) 479-6410

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Deadline for classifieds is Monday at 3:00. All classifieds received after this time will be printed the following Thursday. 100-Autos 2005 FORD FOCUS SES, Runs GREAT! Automatic, white, power locks, power windows, leather seats, tinted windows. Great gas mileage. Well maintained car. Asking below Kelly Blue Book. Chevy Malibu 2005 10 K miles, asking $10,000.00 Call 828-389-0859 2008 Lexus GS350, 15,600 miles. One owner, non-smoker, garaged. GPS, rear camera, bluetooth, etc... Asking: $36,500 Call 706-896-6076

200-Employment CNAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s needed for Cherokee and Clay County. Please call Helen @ (828) 8358147 CNA available excellent references. Will work Sundays. 706-896-5794 Drivers/CDL Career Training w/ Central Refrigerated. We Train, Employ w/ $0 Down Financing. AVG $35 K-$40K 1st Year! 1-800-543-4023 Tri-County Community College Registrarâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Continuing Education - Qualifications: Associate Degree Required; Bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Degree Preferred. Minimum three years experience in office environment with high level of responsibility. Must have ability to multitask with attention to detail and accuracy in data entry. Experience in FileMaker Pro, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word. For a more detailed description and requirements contact Ms. Helen Kilpatrick at Tri-County Community College, 21 Campus Circle, Murphy, NC 28906. Equal Opportunity Employer Real Estate Attorney full-time office position: Experience with real estate transactions and /or mortgage lending background required. Send resume to : P.O. Box 2807, Blairsville, Ga 30514

300-Services Cooking with Kara â&#x20AC;&#x153; Remake Your Lifeâ&#x20AC;? Shed weight, Look and Feel Great in 30 Days! A 4 week Healthy Cooking Series. Call Today 828-389-7044 or visit: www.CookingwithKara.com Bush hogging, Stump-grinding, gardens plowed, gravel-roads/driveways scraped, post-holes dug, sickle mowing. Free estimates, reasonable rates, dependable service. (828) 837-7809 Cell: (828) 361-8738 # D&L Painting & drywall INC. PaintJOH4UBJOJOH*OUFSJPSt&YUFSJPSt3FTJEFOUJBMt$PNNFSDJBM%3:8"--)BOHt'JOJTI t5FYUVSFBMMUZQFTPGGJOJTIFTUFYUVSFT 100% Quality Driven. Free Estimates cell: 828-508-5270 office(1): 828-321-2111 office(2): 828-479-4052 # Tile installer your tile or mine, 26 years experience have references and liability insurance. Ask for Don at 828-

389-9394 # Walker Storage Corner of Old Highway 64 West and West Cherry Road. Concrete block Construction 828-3894926 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. # Massage Therapy- in the comfort of your home. Licensed and insured. 18 years experience, call Gerri; 1 hour $40; Half hour $25; 706-896-6108. A&R Landscape Residential, and commercial lawn care. Plant, turf and grassing, lot clean up, mulching and retaining walls. 706-994-2457. Horse back riding lessons for kids. Horses are calm and well behaved. Given by an experienced rider. Interested? Call for more information or rates. 706299-1614. Will baby sit your child or children: Any age. Reasonable rates.References available. Call 706-299-1614

the fine print â&#x20AC;&#x201C; am now swamped with the stuff. How about $20 for the $45 product package? Call me â&#x20AC;&#x201C; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great product but I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t use all of it. 706-781-3044. Sofa bed (queen) beige/ burgundy plaid $100 and small beige recliner $60 All good condition. 706-896-6071. 33â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Travel Trailer for Sale. Very clean, no pets, no smoking. Located in Hiawassee in Campground on Lake. Has attached 30? deck with aluminum/ vinyl awning, pool, Recreation area, boat dock and storage, 8*'*  DBCMF BWBJMBCMF   0#0  378-4175, 229-377-6104 LEAVE MESSAGE

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Have any old Mac/Apple products KVTUTJUUJOHBSPVOEHBUIFSJOHEVTU %Pnate old iPods and computers, even if they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work anymore, to Harrison by contacting hkeely@gmail.com. Wanted: Old Pinball machines, electro-mechanical, . Call 828-389-6459 Looking for bumper-pull horse trailer in good shape. Nothing too pricey. If you have one for sale or you want to get rid of call 706-299-1614. MODELS NEEDED: Looking for female models for pseudo bridal shoot. No compensation but photographer will provide images for your portfolio. Please email best images of yourself and we will contact chosen models. info@ lorenrouthierphotography.com #

500 - For Sale Antique Couch and chair in beautiful condition. Reupholstered chenille fabric. Walnut trim on both pieces. $300 8376623

2007 Harley Davidson Touring RS FLHXI Street Glide, 96 Cubic Inch, VTwin, six speed, Asking $4800, contact: ssa80ens@msn.com/ 336-464-2137. Dry hay in 4â&#x20AC;&#x2122; x 5â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bales $25.00 828-3614633 Hay for Sale June 2009 cutting $3.00 a bale 828-389-0956 RELOCATED & OPEN The PINK RIBBON Thrift Shoppeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 1615 Hwy 17 (at the *OUFSTFDUJPO PG    KVTU CFMPX Crossroads next to D-Nails). Due to extensive water damage from a pipe break  DFJMJOH DPMMBQTJOH  XF IBWF SFMPDBUFE  again and are in need of your donations, FTQFDJBMMZGPSNBMHPXOTKFXFMSZPGG your purchase w/donations. Mon- Fri. 105p.m. Sat 10-4 Black Angus. Appalachian Grown- All natural farm raised USDA Inspected, processed and packaged by the quarter. Heifers and cows bred with quality genetics for sale. Walnut Hollow Ranch, Hayesville, 828389-8931 crkissling@verizon.net Pro-Activ Solution for sale! I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t read

Hughes Pool & Stone Carries a full line of Landscaping products including: t0BL $ZQSFTT 3FEBOE#SPXO.VMDI t#SPXO 8IJUF BOE(SBZ%FDPSBUJWF1FB(SBWFM t4UBOEBSE(SBZ(SBWFMBOE3JQ3BQ t8IJUF4BOE BOE3JWFS3PDL Located behind Downtown Pizza in Murphy on Church St.

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Has 45 X 100 metal building. Land also has spring - lacks two filter tests for being state approved. Has nice views and would be good for developing. Price: $7,000 per acre. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s less than half of what it has been priced for. Call 828.835.7880. Investment Property near YH College? 3 BR Brick House, remodeled on BDSFTJODJUZMJNJUT$JUZXBUFSTFXer. Located below Elementary school. $195,000.00 Steve 201-315-9818 stop THE CAR HONEY! $319,000 short sale Make offer- in town- lake view, MBLFBDDFTTNPVOUBJOWJFXTCSCB  oversize 2 car garage, complete apartment downstairs. Many, many extras. Almost new. Excellent condition. Must sell. Beautifully furnished by designer. Owner must sell furniture and furnishings at fraction of cost. Charlotte Ledford Realtor; 706-781-7028 Lots within a gated community. Reduced. Highest elevation in Towns County. Call 706-896-2353. Must sell! )JBXBTTFF (BBEKPJOJOH lots, long range, year round mountain views. Well established neighborhood; $36,500 each; 706-781-5274.

550 - Antiques Hiawassee Antique Mall 460 N. Main Street Hiawassee. Open year round. Mon.-Sat. 10-5, Sun 12-5. Antiques-Collectibles. 706-896-0587

700-Lost and Found LOST 2 Stihl Chain Saws from North End of Dickey Road to Culberson NC. $200 reward offered for their return. Call 706.745.2590 or 828.361.4520

800-Animals Happy Jack Mitex For ear mites in rabbits, dogs, or cats, ask for Happy Jack Mitex. Contains no IGRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s., Hiawassee 'FFE  'BSN 4VQQMZ    XXX IBQQZKBDLJODDPN Professional dog training, Boarding & grooming. 1-4 week courses available, training service guaranteed, references abundant, in Mineral Bluff, GA. visit mountaindogboarding.com 706-374-9021

900 - Real Estate 139 Acres of land with with trout stream. Good place for campground.

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1999 RV Winnebago Rialta 22F Coach has only 71050 miles, full size bed, great condition, winter sale $4700 contact: te77lad@msn.com/ 336-464-2457. Unrestricted Creekfront 1.4 acres own both sides of creek off Firescreek Rd located on Trevorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lane. 1 bedroom trailer on site, elect. available, 3 bdrm septic permit on file. Beautiful Mtn. views with convenient location near town and Firescreek Park. Must Sell $45K Come build your dream home or vacation property. Email at scootshell2@aol.com or call for more info, survey available. 352-2296764. 3 Cabins, must see- reduced! In gated communities.Starting at $199,000, Call 706-896-2353.

1000 - Rentals 2BDRM/2BA mobile, CHA, completely furnished on pond, 55+ community. Year round Mtn. views, decks, carport,

many extras. $49,500. 706-896-8363 or 706-897-0311. Two bedroom, one bath Mobile Home for Rent in Hiawassee, Ga. $125 per week or $400 per month plus $200 deposit. No pets. Call 706-8356561 Early Spring Special! Sit in your rockers and watch Spring Arrive from your front porch! 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath to 2 Bedrooms , 1 1/2 Bath from $495.00 per month with security deposit. MainUFOBODF '3&& /0 TUFQT '3&& XBUFS  Trash disposal! All appliances included! â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to move up to the Ridges Apartments! â&#x20AC;&#x153;3346 Highway 64 East, Hayesville, NC 828-389-1545 Nothing else like it in Towns County. 2 unrestricted lots for sale or MFBTF6UJMJUJFT CFBVUJGVMMBOETDBQJOH drive-ways already done by owner. All you have to do is place your RV, park model, or home on lot. 706-207-4159. 1 BR, 1 1/2 BA, Large duplex Apt. + CPOVTSPPNJO#MBJSTWJMMF'MQ KBDV[[J  custom kitchen. $550./ mo. + security deposit. 706-745-2297 or 770-7122107 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath partially furnished home, Lakeview, Hwy 175 $850.00 per month. 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath $450.00 per month. 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath furnished $350.00 per month. References and Security deposit required. 828-507-1617. We have cabins and Homes for Rent! Weekly to long-term, and we;re looking for more ! Call 828-837-5551. FOR RENT - 2 BR/2.5 BA, Mountain Home w/ long range views. LR, eat-in ,JU  "QQMJBODFT  8%  8PPE CVSOJOH GJSFQMBDF  DBSQPSU  EFDL   TIFE $700.00 month. 706-897-1734 NEW NAME, NEW DEALS! NOW Renting 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, 2 Bedroom, 1 1/2 Bath from $475 to $595, includes all appliances, free water and trash disposal. NO steps and Pet friendly. Ridgeline Apartments, 3346 Highway 64 East, Hayesville, NC. 828389-1545 # 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cabin for rent in Hanging Dog area. Unfurnished, washer/dryer, fireplace. $550 per month. Call 1-828-360-4630 We have cabins and Homes for Rent! Weekly to long-term, and we;re looking for more ! Call 828-837-5551. Young Harris rentals available Mountain Realty 706-379-3115 3br/2ba 2 car attached garage close to Young Harris College. BeauUJGVM  QSJWBUF  NPOUIEFQPTJU  plus utilities; 706-897-3730.

5br/3ba Upscale home 2 car garage 1.71 acres near Young Harris College. $1200 per month/deposit plus utilities or for sale $399,000. Call 706896-6208. 3 BR 1 1/2 BA mobile home â&#x20AC;&#x201C; not in a trailer park. $300 a month. (828) 837-6222. # 3,000 square foot Commercial Building for rent in downtown Murphy. $800 per month. Call 828-8376222 # 2 Bedroom 1 Bath house for rent in the town of Andrews. Call 828-8376222 # Newer Lake Nottely Waterfront Home for Rent. Large 3 BR/2BA secluded lakefront home.Unfurnished, partially furnished, or furnished. $1,000 per month + security. 140 ft. on Lake Nottely, Unfurnished basement for storage,Call 706-258-7134 or 561-2897493 Two bedroom, one bath Mobile Home for Rent in Hiawassee, Ga. $125 per week or $400 per month plus $200 deposit. No pets. Call 706-835-6561

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