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uted solos for the piece while Joey Garrett and Peyton Long provided percussion. The second song both choirs performed was a rendition of “Don’t Get Around Much Anymoreâ€? before sitting down on the stage to prepare for their next song: “God bless the USA.â€? As the melody continued “I proudly stand up‌â€?, the students rose as one, pride for their country swelling within and showing in every voice. At the climax of the song one member of the choir left the throng and drew the $PHULFDQ Ă DJ IURP LWV VWDQG RQ WKH SEE CONCERT, PAGE 5A

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Over 200,000 people died when atomic bombs struck Japan, signaling an end to World War II. Speaking at the Memorial Day dedication ceremony May 24, Thomas Lyvers, senior vice commander of AllisonBristol VFW Post 6812, said that he was thankful that the bombs prevented more American soldiers from dying for their country. The ceremony on the Square Saturday was in honor of fallen Clay County service members, and was hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6812, and American Legion Post 532. Bo Ford, pastor of Hanging Dog Missionary Baptist Church, delivered an opening prayer. “This is a celebration,â€? he said. “We have a lot to be thankful for, ‌celebrating those who have served so faithfully through the years and have lost their lives and given us the freedom that we have.â€? Ford asked the Lord to “put His arms around those who are [currently] serving in places like Iraq and Afghanistan.â€? 7KHQ WKH $PHULFDQ Ă DJ ZDV UDLVHG E\ veterans Ben Brown and Jack Gaumbeb while the colors were played solemnly on the trumpet by Chuck Reiford. Then came the National Anthem, bringing those in attendance to their feet in patriotic honor, and later Taps, while another veteran placed a wreath at the war memorial. Students Brittany Dills and Ashton Ow-


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+2125$1'32:(5Pastor Jackie Sellers read from Ecclesiastics chapter three at the Memorial Day service. ens, reprising their roles from last year’s ceremony, stood as one underneath the gazebo to read, one by one, the names of the honored service members, paying tribute to men they had never met who had died for the sake of their freedom. World War I: Four names. World War II: Seventeen names. The Vietnam War: One name. Each name, however, served as a reminder, the echo of a voice reverberating







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long after its tongue was silenced. Love for freedom. Love for family. Love for God. One name was spoken for a man who gave his life while assisting storm victims. Love for thy neighbor. “These men are the sons of Clay County. The price of freedom has never been cheap,â€? Lyvers said. Pastor Jackie Sellers spoke of Christ’s love underneath the shade of the gazebo. Sellers read from Ecclesiastics chapter three of the Bible. “A time for war and a time for peace‌â€? +HFDOOHGWKHFHUHPRQ\DWLPHWRUHĂ HFWDQG a time for America to recommit. “It’s a prison for our Only minds to even imagine online at some of the things that www. have gone on for our en- smoky mountain joyment of this day,â€? he said. Afterwards, Annie Loyd, Claire Decker, the Hogsed Brothers and Vickie and Brandon Coker performed music in honor of the veterans and the occasion. Songs included the “I’m Proud to be an American,â€? “America the Beautiful,â€? and “How Great Thou Art.â€? Last year’s featured speaker was Clay County Sheriff Joe Shook, who was unable to take part in Saturday’s ceremony. Ford offered the ceremony’s closing prayer. E-mail Harrison at

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CA LEN D A R THIS WEEK Design Charrette Report “Professor Jay Tomlinson from North Carolina State University will return to Hayesville on Thursday, May 29th to formally present the Hayesville Design Charrette report. In March, a team of 30-35 landscape architecture students and five professors from NC State traveled from Raleigh to spend three days planning a suggested unified design for our town. This report is the culmination of those three days by the students and professors. The Clay County Communities Revitalization Association invites ALL Clay County residents to this presentation which will be held Thursday, May 29th at 5:30 P.M. at the Truett Baptist Church. Professor Tomlinson will pres-

SELF-HELP Assault Support Rape and sexual assault have physical and emotional effects, both short-term and lasting. REACH of Clay County is holding a sexual assault support group for women in Hayesville. Call (828) 389-0797.

Stroke Support A stroke support group meets every third Thursday of each month. The meetings are in the large conference room at Murphy Medical Center. Medical advisor is Dr. Ken Cassell. Contact Carol Dorman or Dawn Colbert in the discharge planning department at (828) 835-7589.

Al-Anon Meetings Al-Anon, meets on Sunday night at 8 p.m. at Chatuge Regional Hospital in Hiawasse; Tuesday at noon and the Mountain Regional Library in Young Harris; Wednesday Night at 8 p.m. at the Mountain Presbyterian Church in Blairsville; and on Thursday at noon at the Episcopal Church of The Good Shepherd in Hayesville. Al-Anon is open to anyone who has been affected by someone else's drinking or drug use. For more information call Renee at 706-835-5827 or Ivey at 706-897-0628 in Georgia or in North Carolina contact Pat at 828-389-8981.

Free WRAP classes Free weekly WRAP classes are being offered every Tuesday from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. in Clay County at the Hayesville office of Murphy Counseling (the old Smoky Mountain Center). Wellness Recovery Action Planning, i.e. WRAP, is a 10-week course that teaches you an approach for managing mental health and/or substance abuse symptoms that are interfering with your life. Classes are free and you can begin at any time. There is HOPE for a better life! For more information, call the Marble Center, 837-7466, ext. 2311, and talk to one of our facilitators about this wonderful program.

Co-dependents Co-Dependents Anonymous meetings are as follows: ‡)RU ZRPHQ RQO\$W 12 noon on Mondays at Young Harris Library in Young Harris, Ga. Call Linda at (706) 781-3158. ‡$WSP7KXUVGD\VDW0RXQWDLQ Presbyterian Church in Blairsville, Ga. Call Rocky, (706) 897-2885.

"Recovery" Ministry The First Freewill Baptist Church of Hayesville and Pastor Chris Rumfelt welcomes you to "Celebrate Recovery!," a Christ-centered recovery ministry for alcoholism, divorce, sexual abuse, codependency, domestic violence, drug addiction and any other hurt, habit or hang-up from 7-9 p.m., Thursdays. For more information, call Rumfelt at (828) 361-4090.

Alzheimer's Support The Towns/Union Alzheimer's support meets at Brasstown Manor in Hiawassee, Ga. The group now meets the first and third Friday of each month from 3–4:30 p.m. Call (706) 896-4285

Body Sculpting Class Body Sculpting/Cardiovascular Exercise classes are being offered at Towns County Recreational Center in Hiawassee, Ga. Class is from 6:30-7:30 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The cost is $4 per class or $48 per month. Contact the recreation center at (706) 896-2600 or Susan Rogers at (706) 896-6842.

Divorce Semina "Divorce Care," a divorce recovery seminar and support group, meets at 7 p.m. on Mondays at Hiawassee United Methodist Church. For more information, call Mary at (706) 896-9004.

Saturday, May 31st Democrats from the tri-county area will be hosting a Rally in support of local and statewide candidates running in the November General Election. Democratic candidates will have the opportunity to speak to the crowd and hand out campaign literature and yard signs. This may be the only time some statewide candidates make it over to western North Carolina where constituents will be able to chat one-on-one with them. Bill and Dianne Wells owners of Mission Farm on Highway 64 East in Murphy have graciously donated the use of their �Big Red Barn� and surrounding land for the event. Food and drinks will be on hand as well as vendors with Democratic items for sale.

Local favorites the “Gnarly Fingers� band will provide musical entertainment. There will be door prizes from local merchants and each co-sponsor will have their own table for information, donations and items for fundraising. The public is invited to attend this free event. If you are voting Democratic this season wear your candidate pins and display your support. If you’d be interested in displaying or selling any Democratic or Donkey items, contact one of the people listed below. Gates will open at 5:00PM. Look for directional arrows and campaign signs along Highway 64 east for the correct gate entrance area. For more information contact your county Chair: Cherokee County is John

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Snow, III 828-557-2080, Clay County is Betty Anderson 828-389-4430, Graham County is Gavene Collins 828-479-6890 or Pat H a r d i n TCDW President 828-321-5210.

COMING UP Elf School Reunion All classmates and friends please join us for the Elf School Reunion June 7th at 10 a.m. at the Senior Citizen Center in Hayesville. Please bring a covered dish to share and lots of memories. For more information call: Larry Coleman 828-389-8053.

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Recurring Events

Food Addicts Meetings are 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Sharp Memorial Church in Young Harris, Ga. Call Jim at (828) 361-7565 (cell) or (828) 389-1975 or Sandy at (828) 361-5278.

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For further information please call Art or Donna Harris at (828) 389-6342.

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for those in need. For information contact Linda Davis at (828) 389-4233 or

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An Alzheimer's Support Group meets at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at the Clay County Senior Center in Hayesville.

Cancer support group

"Cookin'" Lessons

Cancer support group meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the community room, United Community Bank, Hayesville, corner of Hwy 64 and Hwy 69. Any questions can be directed to Janet Curns, evenings at 828-389-0295.

Want to learn to cook the old fashioned way with a healthy twist? Clyde McCoy with the Expanded Food and Nutritional Education Program can custom make a program just for your group or you!! There is no charge, it is all free! Call Clyde at (828) 389-6305 for more information.

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Weight Watchers

Senior Dances

Weight Watchers meets at the Clay County Senior Center Mondays at 5 p.m. Weigh-in and registration begin 30 minutes prior to meeting.

Dances are always on the first and third Friday of the month. Donation of $5 per person: cold drinks, plenty of finger food, door prizes, live entertainment and a large dance floor. Call Mary Lou at (828) 389-3581 or Jeanne at (828) 389-3003.

Meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. the first Monday of each month at Brother’s Restaurant on Hwy 64 in Murphy, NC. We invite all those interested in pure bred dogs and canine activities to attend. Call President Kit Miracle @ 706 492 5253 or Peggy Moorman @ 828 835 1082 for details.

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HAMs meetings

A healing prayer team holds prayer sessions each Tuesday evening at 7:00 at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. Sponsored by the River of Healing chapter of the Int'l Order of St. Luke. More information (828)389-3397.

Square Dance Classes Enchanted Valley Squares is having Basic Mainstream Classess on Tuesday Nights at the Towns Co Middle School Cafeteria from 7:00-9:00 pm. For more information: GA-Al Supplee (706) 379-2191 or NC-Bob or Loretta Hughes (828) 837-2561.

Moose Lodge We are now forming a Moose Lodge and invite you to join us. Our meetings are held at Homers Corner Cafe located at Hwy 19/129 in Murphy, NC inside Fosters Flea Market. Come early and join us for a Dutch Treat lunch. Our meetings are held on the 2nd Friday of each month at 1 p.m.

North Georgia Tri-State A.R.C. (Amateur Radio Club) meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Branan Lodge in Blairsville. All of our meetings are open to the public. For more information about joining the Club or becoming a HAM, call Don Deyton at 706-781-6665.

Progressive Dinner Claudia Bannon, General Chairman of the 2008 Clay County for schedule and meeting locations or call 828-389-8240 for information.

Brasstown Community Club meets at 6:30 p.m., the third Thursday of each month with a pot luck supper. Grocery game night, 7 p.m. the first Saturday of every month. Please bring snack foods.


tion dates for Saturday, June 7, starting at 2pm, Monday, June 9, from 7pm until 9pm, and Tuesday, June 10, form 7pm – 9pm for the summer musical, Camelot. Nancy Davis, who directed last summer’s very successful musical, The Sound of Music, is set to direct this epic tale of King Arthur and his beloved kingdom of Camelot. The show opens July 24th and runs through August 10th. Many characters are needed to round out this particular production with men and women of varying ages required. For more information, please call the Playhouse during office hours which are 9am – 1pm, Monday through Friday. 828 389 8632 or 877 691 9906.

The ladies group at Sweetwater United Methodist Church meets from 10 a.m. to noon every first and third Tuesday. They make quilts and bed pans for Clay and Cherokee counties' sick and needy. Helpers are welcome.

Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International meets at 6 p.m. every Monday at Daniels in Hiawassee, Ga. Call (828) 389-0140.

Valley Kennel Club

Mountain Hikers Mountain High Hikers schedule two hikes each Tuesday, occasionally specialty hikes, and regular trail maintaining trips- all in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina and Georgia. Check the web site:

OTHER Clay Lions to Meet Clay County Lions Club meets the first and third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Scout Hut. Call Membership Chairman Rondle Ford at (828) 389-9530 or Secretary/Treasurer Dr. Russell Hughes at (828) 389-3890.

British Empire Daughters of the British Empire (DBE) is hoping to establish a local chapter in the North Georgia/Western North Carolina mountains area and would like to contact eligible women. The DBE is a charitable,nonprofit, nonpolitical American organization and membership is extended to women of British or British Commonwealth birth or ancestry and to women married to men of British or British Commonwealth birth. Membership is organized on a chapter basis and meetings are held monthly usually followed by an informal social time over a cup of tea or coffee and British goodies. For more information about joining the chapter please contact: Maureen at 404 583 3958 or email at maureendbe@hotmail .com

Blue Ridge MOAA

Progressive Dinner, has announced this year’s festivities will be held on July 18, 19 and 20. As the term implies, the gala event, a major fundraiser to benefit the Clay County Food Pantry, will take place on three different evenings, at three different Clay County churches, during which guests will enjoy a delicious three-course meal, consisting of hors d’oeuvres, dinner and desserts. The cost of tickets for all three evenings is $50.00. Seating for the dinner is limited to 100. Those wishing to do so may purchase separate tickets for the reception on Friday or dessert on Sunday at $15.00 each. For ticket sales and further information, contact Claudia Shannon at 828-389-1715, Helen Naismith 828-389-8165 or Peggy Chirwood 828-389-4906.

of America (MOAA) meets the third Monday of each month at various area restaurants. All active duty, retired and reserve military and public health service officers, and warrant officers are invited to attend. For information please contact one of the following individuals, in North Carolina: Jim Ferrell at 828-835-9203 and in Georgia: Jim Reynolds at 706-379-6601.

Veteran Consultant The veterans' consultant, Mike Casey, will be at the Job Link Office on the second Tuesday and the fourth Wednesday of each month. Call (828) 837-7407 of the Social Service Office in Hayesville at 389-6301.

Granny's Attic Granny's Attic, Auxiliary of Good Shepherd Home Health Care and Hospice, is open Wed. - Sat., 9 am - 4 pm. We are now stocked for Spring and Summer. To make donations or volunteer contact Linda at 828-389-4233.

Library Book Store Record Albums (33 1/3) are back and we've got dozens of new arrivals. Also books on tape and VCR movies. Don't forget us when you need that special book! Monday to Sat. 10 a.m. -4 p.m across from the moss library in Hayesville.

The Blue Ridge Mountains Chapter of the Military Officers Association

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Intermediate Bridge Intermediate Bridge is being played at the Senior Center in Hiawassee on Mondays and Fridays, starting at 12:45 p.m. All players welcome. For more information please call (828) 389-8065.

Quilting Ministry Truett Memorial First Baptist Quilting Ministry meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 10 a.m., downstairs in the church office building. All are welcome to join in fellowship as we make lap, fidget and infant quilts



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FREEDOM FIGHTERS: Post members Jack Gruenert and Ben Brown make patriotic friends after the Memorial Day ceremony Saturday.


NAUTICAL NOTES: Chuck Reiford blasts his trumpet in remembrance of those who have died for the United States.



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Credit cards serve as the training wheels for digital currency There may only be two kinds of dollar bills in the future: 1s and 0s. During a political season where change UHLJQV Ă&#x20AC;QDQFLDO LQVWLWXWLRQV DUH WXUQLQJ away from coins and searching for the successor to the dollar bill. Of course there's the Amero, a currency for the entirety of North America to rival the powerful Euro. But that, they argue, is not where the money is. The ideal solution is if the U.S. government quits minting coins and bills and instead requires citizens to rely solely on digital Editor transactions. Instead of spending money on metals and valuable resources required to print currency, the U.S. Treasury would mint ones and zeroes, imitating the digital society that has consumed the country. A government-issued personal electronic currency (PEC) system for every American would dramatically change the way society functions and the national marketplace. &LWL]HQVZRXOGFDUU\RQHLGHQWLĂ&#x20AC;FDWLRQ card that essentially doubles as a personDOĂ&#x20AC;QDQFHDFFRXQW It's arguable that Hasbro Inc., the creator of the popular board game Monopoly, has foreshadowed the market by switching from paper to digital two years ago. "...People are carrying less cash than they did 10 years ago and prefer to use a

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controlled by someone else who also SURĂ&#x20AC;WVIURPWKHLUVSHQGLQJ The transition from coin to chip continues on college campuses where students use ID cards to pay or food and drink, to rent library books, proYLGH LGHQWLĂ&#x20AC;FDWLRQ UHFRUG DWWHQGDQFH and gain access to buildings â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all on the same card. Essentially, there is little need for cash at modern universities. For the entire country to transfer to a one-card system, legislation would need to change. 'ULYHUV OLFHQVHV DQG LGHQWLĂ&#x20AC;FDWLRQ cards are currently issued by individual states. An effective credit system FRPELQHG ZLWK LGHQWLĂ&#x20AC;FDWLRQ ZRXOG call for massive change in the existing infrastructure of legal credentials. The Real ID act is an early attempt at solving that nation-wide issue, providing a nationally-recognized identiĂ&#x20AC;FDWLRQFDUGWKDWZRXOGSDYHWKHZD\ for future technology. If all Americans were required to carry one standard technology with them the framework would be in place to provide updates and requirements as needed. Some are skeptical of a cashless society, though, pointing toward biblical end-times prophecy. Rev. Glenn Guest, pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church

in Danielsville, Georgia, recently authored a book titled "Steps Toward the Mark of the Beast." In an interview with the Athens Banner-Herald he stated that the onslaught of a cashless society is inevitable. :LWKLQWKHQH[WĂ&#x20AC;YHWR\HDUVZH won't use cash or checks, and it may come sooner," he said. "In a system like this, it's possible to control everyRQHE\FRQWUROOLQJWKHLUĂ&#x20AC;QDQFHV,IDOO our money is just zeroes and ones in a computer, we'll have to get permission to use our own money. If those who control the money don't like someone, they can deny their purchases, making them an economic non-entity." Last year Wal-Mart made the decision to offer prepaid payment cards, focusing on low-income customers and the 40 to 80 million people in the United States who lack a bank account. The card would further eliminate cash from its store systems. Today consumers wouldn't think twice about living off of a credit card and completing transactions digitally. But in 1965 it was a rare concept. That year Bank of America hired a secretary named Ann Foley to live off nothing but a credit card for an entire month, according to Time Magazine. The stunt was to prove the effective-

ness of the company's own card. Apparently, the only inconveniences Foley involved having to pass up cabs, toll roads and soft drink machines. Today cabs in New York City accept cards, as do many new vending machines. Toll roads have their own separate wireless transfer system. The question is not if America can survive without traditional physical money, but when the transition will occur. Citizens facing the pros and cons of a completely-digital society review many of the same concerns connected to digital transactions completed via credit card. The credit card, in essence, has proven to be America's training wheels for the real digital revolution yet to come. Electronic payments' automatic traceable and searchable record prompts question of concern pitting the ease and speed of such transactions against security in an age of computer hackers and online dependency. Advocates of the digital future may point to the success of the credit card system as proof that such an adYDQFHG QHWZRUN FDQ Ă RXULVK 8VLQJ history as a witness, consumers have Ă RFNHG WRZDUG Ă&#x20AC;QDQFLDO HDVH DQG will likely continue to do so. E-mail Harrison at

CLAY COUNTY VOICE | Where would you like to see a new Hayesville post office built?



"Stay right where it's at in town. "Next to the new Courthouse, It is a good location." where there is more parking."

Letters to the Editor Recently, I watched an interview of Senator Hillary Clinton by Bill Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Reilly. Mr. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Reilly asks Senator Clinton why the House and Senate refused to drill to obtain Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s untapped oil deposits. Senator Clinton responded that it would WDNH WKLUWHHQ \HDUV WR JHW WKH Ă&#x20AC;UVW barrel of oil to the gas pump. Mr. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Reillyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s response was â&#x20AC;&#x153;IT WOULDNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T IF YOU FOLKS HAD TAKEN THE INITIATIVE THIRTEEN YEARS AGO.â&#x20AC;? We are just entering the start of a fossil fuel crisis. Hydrogen cars and other innovations are years in the future for research and development to have a functional unit ready for the road. Using corn for ethanol is not proving to be an ef-

Ă&#x20AC;FLHQW PHWKRG RI DXJPHQWLQJ RXU fuel needs. A complete change in logic would be required to plant DQGKDUYHVWVXIĂ&#x20AC;FLHQWTXDQWLWLHVRI sugar cane to help with the fossil fuel shortfall. Either America commits to oil exploration or we are just beginning to see the repercussions of sitting on our hands. Congress will not act without a groundswell of citizenry besieging them with phone calls, letters, and e-mails. is a grassroots movement spearheaded by Newt Gingrich. I would encourage everyone to visit this web site and lend support to this essential effort. Bill Shuey

DEBBIE DILLS "At the Bypass."

By Zach Howell


SANDI THORESON "Over by the new courthouse."


"Where the Town & Country Drug Store used to be."

"Closer to the bypass."

Crime Stoppers with Sheriff Joe Shook

By Sheriff Joe Shook

River. If the past is indicative of the future we will have to respond COLUMNIST With the onset of warm weather to one or more of these types of DQG KROLGD\V WKH 6KHULII¡V 2IĂ&#x20AC;FH incidents this year. Also included is prepared to respond to acciden- in this type of calls are pond and tal drowning or boat accidents on swimming pool accidents. These types of calls are the most Lake Chatuge or on the Hiawassee serious and fatal types of calls

WKDW WKH 6KHULII¡V 2IĂ&#x20AC;FH UHVSRQGV to. Often on the lake, alcohol is involved in fatal accidents. A retrospective study of 1,052 unintentional drowning deaths in North Carolina during the period from 1980 through 1984 was carried out, with emphasis on the victimsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; activity and alcohol consumption in such deaths. The overall drowning rate for North Carolina residents during the period covered by the study was 3.2 per 100,000 persons. Males had the highest rate, 6.7 per 100,000 populations. Swimming and wading was most frequently associated in 41 percent of the drowning deaths. Fishing accidents accounted for 15 percent, while motor vehicle accidents 8 percent

of fatalities. Most accidents occurred in freshwater settings, notably lakes and ponds. However 29 percent occurred in rivers and creeks. Of the 752 victims 15 years and older tested for blood alcohol, 53 percent had positive tests and 38 percent had blood alcohol concentrations above the OHJDOOLPLW7KLVZDVVLJQLĂ&#x20AC;FDQWLQ all settings and activity groups. 7KH 6KHULII¡V 2IĂ&#x20AC;FH XUJHV DOO citizens to be careful when on the water and to follow all regulations concerning alcohol consumption and life vest requirements so that this may be the safest year for our residents and that no lives are lost and everyone may enjoy our lakes and rivers.

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R E L I G IO N Concert: Middle school choirs perform hits again

Obituaries Dean Colby Blackwell Dean Colby Blackwell of Hayesville, passed on May 2, 2008 in Chestnut Hill, MA. A gentleman and a gentle man, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend. His kindness and forgiveness will be remembered by all who worked with him as he made Clay County his home for more than 25 years. He was born in Lawrence, MA., the son of George Colby and Ruth E. Blackwell, and spent his early school years in Millis, MA, before moving to the Washington, DC area. He graduated from Holderness School in Plymouth, NH and went directly into the Army Air Corp in 1944, having enlisted a year earlier to be a cadet. When WWII ended he served the rest of his enlistment in Panama. Upon discharge he attended the UNiversity of maryland as an engineering student and later studied management at Empire State University in Rochester, NY. Dean was an employee of Eastman Kodak and its subsidiary, Recordak Corp., for 33 years, beginning in 1949. Early retirement in the 80â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brought him south to develop family property in Clay Co. called Tusquittee Landing. At this time he was able to devote more time serving in civic groups including Licklog Players and Lions Club.


Recently Dean was instrumental in organizing local effort to protect and preserve the beauty and quality of life that makes this a wonderful environment for families to rear their children. Dean was a lifetime member of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston, MA and a local member of the Christian Science Society in Franklin, NC He served in many capacities over the years as First Reader, Treasurer and Sunday School teacher in local branch churches. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Tina Talbott Blackwell; a son David Colby Blackwell and hid wife, Maureen of Castleton, VA., and daughter Susan Blackwell Gregory, of Rochester, NY; two nephews Hattie White IV and wife Sandy, of Columbus, Ohio and Tom White of Hayesville and a niece, Wendy Talbott Pipkins and husband Sam of Dallas, TX. Dean was predeceased by his sister, Ruth Elizabeth Blackwell of Sperryville, VA. Funeral service were private. Memorial may be sent to: Nurses Scholarship Fund @ Chestnut Hill Benevolent Asso. 910 Boylston Street Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-2400 â&#x20AC;&#x153;in memory of Dean Blackwellâ&#x20AC;?


Cross Training Cross-Training for Christ Christian Sports Camp and Leadership Training Camp, 2008 offers golf, soccer, tennis, baseball, basketball, softball and tennis. This is a nondenominational opportunity. Campers will choose two sports daily: one in the morning â&#x20AC;&#x201C; one in the afternoon. Additional activities include high-energy praise and worship through music, daily inspiration from spiritual leader, small group bible activities and large group crazy games. Call 706-897-2363.

Little Brasstown Baptist Set sail for Outrigger Islandâ&#x201E;˘! It will be a week of nonstop action as you learn how to live Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unshakeable truth. Explore five Bible truthsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;God is real; Jesus is Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Son; Jesus is the only way; the Bible is Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Word; and my actions show what I believe. By the end of the week you will have learned what it means to know, speak, and live the truth. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Vacation Bible School at Little Brasstown Baptist Church like youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never experienced before! It is for ages nursery through adults. There will be a Luau to kick things off on June 21st at 5pm. VBS will begin on June 22nd and go through the 26th, with the commencement being on June 27th. It is from 6-9pm each evening. In this one-week adventure, you will hear Bible stories, participate in cool crafts, motivating music, eat snacks at the Snack Shack, and play games at Recreation Reef. There will be a class especially designed for youth called Unshakeable with Bible study and special activities planned just for them. Adults also will have the opportunity to participate in a Bible study! This week of fun, food, and exciting learning opportunities is free of charge and open to everyone. Call 835-8875 or visit our Web

site for more information. Outrigger Islandâ&#x201E;˘: Living Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Unshakeable Truth will be an event to remember! Come join us!

Downings Creek Baptist Join Downings Creek Baptist Church for an Outrigger Adventure. We are kicking off our VBS on Saturday, June 7th 4:00 at the Clay Co. Recreation Campground. Come join us for food, games, and lots of fun. VBS starts Sunday June 8 - 12. Come experience Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Unshakeable Truth!!!

All Saints Lutheran All Saints Lutheran Church has two opportunities for you and your family to worship with us during the summer. We have two worship services to accommodate the increase of visitors during the summer season from May 25, 2008 through the end of October. The worship services will be held at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. At 8:00 a.m. we will follow the Order of Worship in the Lutheran Service Book and the 10:30 a.m. service we will use a variety of spoken and sung liturgies. Holy Communion will be celebrated the first and third Sundays each month at both services. Join us also for Sunday School and Bible Class (from 9:15 to 10:00 a.m.) as a way to stay connected with members and visitors. All Saints Lutheran Church is located on Highway 515 4 ½ miles east of the Blairsville Post Office. Call the church office at 706 745-7777 (8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) for more information or driving directions.

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side of the stage, waving it above the crowd as the voices behind him continued. The audience of family, friends and teachers stood, unable to sit any longer through the patriotic display. 7KHLU Ă&#x20AC;QDO SHUIRUPDQFH ZDV D clever and creative medley titled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Back to the Fifties.â&#x20AC;? Cope said that her students went to the Middle School Choral Festival at Western Carolina University and that all three songs earned â&#x20AC;&#x153;Superiorâ&#x20AC;? ratings from the judges, including a score of 99. Student Rachel Moody was selected by the North Carolinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 0DU\ &KULVWLQH +ROOLĂ&#x20AC;HOG 3UDW- Honor Chorus in Winston-Salem. er, 93, of Hayesville died Friday Caleb Nuckolls and Emily Curam (May 23, 2008) in a Murphy care were both recognized for their center. participation in the N.C. All-State A native and lifelong resident of Chorus. HARRISON KEELY/Sentinel Photos Clay County, she was the daughter After the intermission, choral HEART SONG: Fifth and sixth grade students perform. of the late Luther Edgar and Mae director Leslie &ROHPDQ +ROOLĂ&#x20AC;HOG DQG WKH ZLIH Setzer intro- She also gave awards to N.C. of the late William Glen Prater, Only duced the sev- All-State Chorus members in her who died Feb. 15, 1975. She was enth and eighth choir: Jesse Somervell, Caroline online at www. the Associate Editor of the Clay Kelly, Alley Cothren, Rachel grade choirs. smoky County News in 1943. She was Pearl and Moss. With the help mountain HOHFWHG WKH Ă&#x20AC;UVW IHPDOH PD\RU RI In a musical style reverse, of accompanist Hayesville in 1956 and retired in Suzanne Major the second half of the program, 1979 as Assistant Vice-President on the piano, the choir sang two â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rockinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; America,â&#x20AC;? brought stuof Wachovia Bank after 27 years songs they had achieved a score dent narrators Haley Maddox and in banking. She was a member of of 100 from a judge on at a recent Shea McCoy, who mastered the the Hayesville First United Meth- contest at Western Carolina Uni- microphone to update the audiodist Church where she served on versity, Setzer said. She said that ence on the history of rock while various committees. in 26 years of teaching she had various groups performed elaboShe was past Worthy Matron of never had a group achieve that rately choreographed musical the Order of the Eastern Star Chap- milestone until now. numbers to life. ter No. 11, past President of the Soloists Jesse Somervell, Chel7KH Ă&#x20AC;UVW ZDV WKH FKRLU¡V WUDGLPTA, past Secretary of the Ameri- tional â&#x20AC;&#x153;God is Our Refuge.â&#x20AC;? The sea Oliver and Mikayla Turner can Red Cross Local Chapter, and second was â&#x20AC;&#x153;The River Sleeps each delivered effectively strong was a Red Cross Gray Lady. She Beneath the Sky.â&#x20AC;? contributions to the songs, en- AISLE JOGGER: A cameo was also active in the Clay County Setzer then recognized two 7th KDQFLQJWKHĂ&#x20AC;QJHUVQDSSLQJWXQHV appearamce by Little Miss SunHistorical and Arts Council. and 8th grade students who per- churned out by their classmates. shine. See more photos from the Surviving are a daughter, Glenda formed in the N.C. Honors ChoE-mail Harrison at hkeely@ concert online at smokymounPrater Murray of Apex, NC; a son, rus: Kyle Moss and Samuel Mull. Michael Prater and wife, Audrey of Snellville, GA; two grandchildren, Dr. Anthony Hall and wife, Ann of Cary, NC and Lannette Hall of Apopka, FL; and two great grandchildren, Phillip Hall and Mary Kathryn Hall both of Cary. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Sunday (May 25) in the Chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville with the Rev. .LUN +DWKHUO\ RIĂ&#x20AC;FLDWLQJ ,QWHUment was in the Hayesville First United Methodist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Larry Coleman, Jimmy, Fred, Lynn, and 'HQQLV+ROOLĂ&#x20AC;HOGDQG6RQQ\%HWtis. The family received friends from 12-1:45 Sunday afternoon at the Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville prior to the services. ,Q OLHX RI Ă RZHUV WKH IDPLO\ requests memorials be made in memory of Mary Christine HolliĂ&#x20AC;HOG3UDWHUWRWKH+D\HVYLOOH)LUVW United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, PO Box 85, Hayesville, NC 28904. Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville in charge of all &BDICZ3FHJTUSBUJPO0OMZ


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Pets & Livestock PET SITTING AT YOUR home while your away. 706-745-2823. UP FOR ADOPTION: TWO puppies (yorkies) a boy and a girl, needs a loving and caring home. They are currently up for adoption. To know more info on adoption, kindly contact me at

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PATâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CLEANING LLC WE DO WINDOWS sual calendar of events! WE DO CARPETS Residential, offices, construction. All types of cleaningFully insured and workmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comp. William Howard Gibson, 706-896-1762, cell 706-835- 38, of Hayesville, NC was 5536. arrested for no North Carolina operators license on May 19, UGLY CONCRETE? COVER 2008 and released on May IT! New concrete protect it. 19, 2008. Stamping, s t a i n - Stewart Lee Dockery, 36, of ing, tile, b r i c k , Warne, NC was arrested for possessing stolen goods on stone, wood, acryl- May 20, 2008 and released ic, e p o x y, c o o l on May 20, 2008. decking, glow deck, and pres- Kevin Matthew Hoyt, 46, sure w a s h i n g . of Murphy, NC was arrested All types of deco- for driving while impaired; rative concrete coatings. For possess unsealed wine/ligt/ over 28 y e a r s ; in pass. area. Possess opn/ cons/Alc on on May 20, 2008 706-896-4560. and released on May 20, 2008.

Deed transactions for 05/28/08 Jason Pickett; Substitute Trustee Services, Inc.-TR sold 2.00 acres in Hiawassee Township to William A. Harvey-TR & Nantahala Bank & Trust co. for $ 144,000 on May 19, 2008. Rachael Sheldon sold 5.23 acres in Sweetwater Township to Steven C. & Robyn S. Bova for $ 150,000 on May 20, 2008. Gaynell Chastain sold 5.00 acres in Hayesville Township to Stewart J. Senger for $ 119,000 on May 21, 2008. Donna M. Lipke sold 1.37 acres in Hayesville Township to Charles L. & Linda L. Miller for $ 122,500 on May 21, 2008. Hinton Rural Life Center. Inc. sold 1.013 acres. Lot 10 Wesley Meadows in Brasstown Township to Anne Wegner for $ 22,000 on May 22, 2008. Frank Sult-TR sold property

in Hayesville Township to NC Dept of Transportation for $ 23,000 on May 22, 2008. Chandler Construction Services, Inc. sold 1.27 acres, Lot 17 Cypress Pointe in Hiawassee Township to Michael Kurzum for $ 150,000 on May 22, 2008. Debra J. Ledford sold 15.83 acres Parcel A & 2.13 acres, Parcel B in Hayesville Township to Scott & Allison Ledford for $ 510,000 on May 23, 2008. Patrick H. & Jeanette Kern sold 2.11 acres in Tusquittee Township to Randy & Miranda Geffon for $ 54,000 on May 23, 2008. David W. & Terri Parr Worthey sold 0.66 acres, Lot 2 Lines Ballentine in Shooting Creek Township to Gregory Daniel Holloway and Heidi E. Albee for $ 240,000 on May 23, 2008.

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Bryant Ratlift McCall, 35, of Brasstown, NC was arrested for harassing phone calls on May 21, 2008 and released on May 21, 2008. Michael Leroy Dills, 48, of Hayesville, NC was arrested probation violation on May 22, 2008 and released May 23, 2008. Thomas Nelsn White, 58, of

Hayesville, NC was arrested for driving while impaired on May 23, 2008 and released on May 24, 2008. Stephen Michael Hembres, 44, of Murphy, NC was arrested for driving while impaired on May 24, 2008 and released on May 24, 2008.

Marriages 05/28/08 Donald James Beck, 27, of Hiawassee, GA and Veronica Marie Panter, 25, of Hiawassee, GA were united in marriage on May 17, 2008.

The NCWN holds Workshops The week of June 2 The NCWN (Netwest) Poetry Critique will meet at Tri-County Community College in Murphy, North Carolina, Thursday, June 5, at 7:00 P.M. Visitors are invited to come and observe. For more information contact Janice Moore: 828-389-6394 The NCWN (Netwest) Prose Workshop and Critique Session will meet at Tri-County Community College in Murphy, North Carolina, Thursday,June 12, at 7:00 P.M. Visitors are invited to come and observe. For more information contact Richard Argo: 828-837-5500 The NCWN (Netwest) Writing for Children Workshop and Critique Session will meet at Moss Memorial Library in Haysville, North Carolina, Wednesday June 18, at 10:00 A.M. We invite visitors to come and observe. For more information contact Nancy Gadsby: 706-896-6392 COFFEE WITH THE POETS, June 25 at10:30 a.m. and each fourth Wednesday of the month, at Phillips and Lloyd Book Shop on the square in Hayesville, NC is a networking and reading event sponsored by NCWN West to promote poetry and poets in the mountain area. Contact Glenda Beall, 828-389-4441 or Mary Mike Keller, for more information. A NCWN West member is featured each month, but anyone who writes poetry is invited to read at open mic. Poetry lovers, writers or listeners, are welcome to enjoy delicacies from Crumpets Dessertery and meet local poets on June 25. The week of June 23 The NCWN (Netwest) Poetry Critique will meet at Tri-County Community College in Murphy, North Carolina, Thursday, July 3, at 7:00 P.M. For more information contact Janice Moore: 828-389-6394 The week of June 30 The NCWN (Netwest) Poetry Critique will meet at Tri-County Community College in Murphy, North Carolina, Thursday, July 3, at 7:00 P.M. For more information contact Janice Moore: 828-389-6394

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E M P L O YME N T Employment Help Wanted FRONT DESK CLERK/ HOUSE keeper needed. For 20 room hotel. Need experienced, mature person that is flexible and dependable. 828-389-8272 or come by Deerfield Inn and fill out application ask Shirley. HELP WANTED, PART TIME, newspaper delivery, early morning hours. DL & reliable CAR required. Approx. 2 nights a week. 706-896-2866. CNAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S NEEDED FOR Cherokee and Clay County. Please call Helen @ (828) 835-8147

The latest Chatuge Shores Golf Course scores Week of May 20th: Ladies Golf Association: 1st Place Sandy Jersey, 2nd Place Anne Rakestraw, 3rd Place Jean Odom, 4th Place Mary Reece, 5th Place Betty Long, 6th Place Sandy Navarre, 7th Place Jan Thumberg Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Association Monday Group Member Tees 1st Place tie the for the following teams John Sandell, Alan Medford, Dave Anderson and Bob Chambers Arnie Kloock, Carl Brown, Don Tanguay and Al Sanford 3rd Place Bill Phillips, Dick Wilitt, Ron Palmich and

Ed Andrews Closest to the pin on #3 John Smith and on # 16 Carl Brown Senior Tees 1st Place tie for the following teams Wayne Smith, Dave Thompson, Jerry Rossi and Sal Laratta Bill Kiser, Jerry Couse, Austin Bradley and Don Gibson 3rd Place Moose Roberts, Bob Miller, Tom Jacobs and Jim Goodson Closest to the pin on #7 George Cody and on # 13 was Richard Hotchkiss

Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Association Wednesday Group Member Tees 1st Place team John Sandell, Bill Zimmerman, and Alan Medford 2nd Place team Tom Bart, Dave Anderson, Thad Thompson 3rd Place team Jim Applegate, Bill Fowler and Bill Belk Closest to the pin on # 3 John Sandell and on # 13 Clyde Spears Senior Tees 1st Place team Alan Stuart, Jim Needham, Bill Lobeck

PROVIDE A FAMILY HOME for individual with developmental disabilities including activities of daily living transporting to school dayhab and medical appointments Must meet standards for criminal and drivers check. Training classes provided. High school diploma or GED required call 1-877-299-1720 ext.254 THIS IS SAMUEL JOSEPH Global Textiles & Artâ&#x20AC;ŚAs part of my expansion as an Art Gallery and seed beads my company is looking for part time/full time work from home account managers and sales representatives, it pays $2000 a month plus benefits and takes only little of your time. Please contact us for more details. Requirements Should be computer Literate, 35 hous access to the internet weekly. Must be over 18 yrs of age. Must be efficient and dediFRANK BRADLEY/Sentinel Photo cated. If you are interested and SIXTY YEARS: Robert and Betty Alexander celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with family need more information, please and friends in Young Harris, Ga. last Sunday. Betty was born on Christmas Day in 1929. At the time, send e-mail to: beads.textiles Robert was four years old and attending his grandfather's 100th birthday that Christmas. He

and Jerry Rossi 2nd Place team Tom Smith, Bud Shaffer, Pat Mahon and Charlie Odom 3rd Place tie for the following teams Dave Thompson, Mac McPherson, Joe Johnson, and Jim Coldiron Moose Roberts, Jim Goodson and Monte Andrews Closest to the pin on #7 was Monte Andrews and on # 16 was Pat Mahon VFW Scores: Winning team with a score of 70 Frank Geddings, Robert Lyle and Myron Grizio

Positions Available Hospital Physical Therapist PTA (Licensed Position)Â&#x2014;â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Full Time Speech Language PathologistÂ&#x2014;â&#x20AC;&#x201D;PRN To apply call Annette Stookey at 706-896-7060

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CREDITORâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S NOTICE 08 E 36 Having qualified as Administor of the Estate of Johnny Mull deceased, late of Clay County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the Estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned at the folowing address: David Mull 445 Harris Road, Lexington, GA 30648 on or before the 6th day of June 2008, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate payment. This is the 29th day of April 2008 David Mull Administrator of the Estate of Johnny Mull, deceased 5/7-5/28

Baby Kiersten Mary born May 10

Good benefit package includes Insurance, PTO, Sick leave, Retirement and Credit Union.Sparks Fund Scholarship available to advance nursing careers.

Murphy Medical Center staff would like to congratulate James and Kristie Watts of Hayesville on the birth of their daughter. Kiersten Mary was born May 10, 2008 at Murphy Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds 13 oz and was 20 inches in length at birth. You can view her picture and our other new arrivals on the Web, go to www.murphymedical. org

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