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Change is in the air

Hayesville | Development

Rennovations are taking place all over Hayesville

By Bryan Hughes EDITOR

Walking down the square in Hayesville, the sound of skil saws and nail guns resonate throughout the air. All over town there are rennovations taking place to keep our historic buildings up to date. The Community Services Center is receiving a much needed new roof, the Clay Lodge is putting in new windows, and the old Town and Country Pharmacy is laying down new shingles. The face of Hayesville will always continue to change but the history we have in our buildings will always stay preserved.

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Mushrooms & Fungi presented at Moss Memorial Debra Davis is returning to the Moss Memorial Library to present a program on Mushrooms followed by a Sunday walk to search our woodlands for examples of these unique fungi. She is an award winning Photographer. Initially, she was a recognized and widely published sports photographer in both local and national newspapers, magazines and media guides. Presently, Debra concentrates her efforts on botanical photography and education. Debra and her husband Larry have volunteered well over 5,000 hours at Smithgall Woods in Helen, Georgia for more than ten years. The two of them have presented many educational programs on ZLOGà RZHUVDQGPXVKURRPVDQGWKHLUHQvironmental role in our ecosystems. Debra was recently featured on the Athens Home and Gardening Show which airs on radio stations WGAU/Athens. Debra will end her program with an aspiring slide show accompanied by a musical selection that fully compliments her ability to capture nature’s best. This creation is a perfect ending to one of her outstanding presentations. For more information call 828-389-8401 Refreshment s will be provided. Funded By: The Fred A. Moss Charity Trust.

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&KDQJHThe Sr. Loretto John Meehan Community Services Center sits with a skeleton of a roof as it waits to receive new sheeting and shingles.

Tails are waggin’ about the new dog wagon a contribution of only $25. The Dawg Waggin will go to Blue Ridge on its next CONTRIBUTING WRITER trip out, on September 27th. The doggie grapevine has At last week’s Heritage Walk Festival been abuzz with tales about Keeper, in Murphy, the Valley River Humane Sothe cocker spaniel that greets guests at ciety debuted it’s Dawg Waggin’--- the Lynda Farren’s Mountain Manager’s ofnew hot dog wagon. Shelter volunteers, Ă€FHLQ%ODLUVYLOOH.HHSHUOXUHVFXVWRPERDUG PHPEHUV DQG RIĂ€FHUV VHUYHG XS some delicious food during this inaugu- ers to make donations to help her critter ral run of the “waggin.â€? Festival attend- friends through the services of VRHS, ees were able to see some of the cute an- Castaway Critters, and Mountain Shelimal faces that adorn the exterior of the ter. Keeper recently raised $100 for wagon and learned that anyone can have Valley River Humane Society. Thanks a picture of their pet on the wagon for Keeper!! It is not too early to start doing By Victoria Mabry

member to join in time to attend this important meeting, where the members will be discussing animal control, euthanasia, intake procedures, and the cost options for surrendering animals. County managers and sheriff representatives have been invited from Clay, Graham, and Cherokee counties. Find out more about Valley River Humane Society on the website at www.valleyriverhumanesociety.org or by calling the shelter at 828-837-2304. The spay-neuter clinic (also vaccinations, worming, etc.) is 828-837-6852.

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some Christmas shopping. While you are out, be sure to stop by the VRHS Thrift Store and pick up a copy or two of our “Doggone Good Recipes� books, for the cooks on your list. While you are there, sign up to sponsor an ornament on the Murphy Christmas tree. Sponsorship amounts range from $10-$500+ and sponsors get their names written in the six-foot-tall Angel book. The humane society will be holding a general membership meeting on September 25 at 6pm, at Tri-County Community College. VRHS invites anyone who would like to become a

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C AL E N DAR THIS WEEK NCWN Poetry Critique The NCWN West (Netwest) Prose Workshop and Critique Session will meet at Tri-County Community College in Murphy, North Carolina, Thursday, September 11, at 7:00 P.M. Visitors are invited to come and observe. For more information contact Richard Argo: 828-837-5500 The NCWN West (Netwest) Writing for Children Workshop and Critique Session will meet at Moss Memorial Library in Haysville, North Carolina, Wednesday September 17, at 10:00 A.M. The Writing for Children Workshop focuses on poetry and stories for children and young adults. Support and advice is offered to writers.. We invite visitors to come and observe. For more information contact Nancy Gadsby: 706-896-6392

Democrat Meeting Hayesville Family Restaurant Tuesday, September 9 at 6:00 PM We will be planning our fall campaign season , passing out campaign materials, bumper stickers and yard signs. All area Registered Democrats are invited to attend!.

Library Book Sale The Murphy Library is holding a Big Blowout Book Sale starting Monday, September 8 through Friday, September 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the rear of the library building. The library’s garage is bulging at the seams with great buys on books. Everyone is encouraged to come early and often for the deals of the year. Librarian Jeff Murphy and Assistant librarian Melissa Barker have been cleaning out bookshelves in the main library in anticipation of deliveries of new volumes. Proceeds from this sale will go towards new computers in a matching grant from the Gates Foundation. Mysteries, detective novels, romances are just some of the choices. This is a great opportunity to find a few gifts for a shut-in, or a school library,

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 Sunday Night 8 P.M. at Chatuge Regional Hospital in Hiawassee, GA Monday Night 8 P.M. at Mountain Presbyterian Church in Blairsville, GA Tuesday Noon at Mountain Regional Library in Young Harris GA Wednesday Night 8 P.M. at Mountain Presbyterian Church in Blairsville, GA Al-Anon is open to anyone who is affected by someone else’s drinking . Please call 828-389-8981 in Clay County, Renee at 706-897-0628 in Georgia or Ivey at 706-897-7466 for more information.

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: ‡)RUZRPHQRQO\$W12 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, co-dependency, 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.

or the hospital cart at Murphy Medical Center. This is also a great way to treat yourself at budget prices. Want to volunteer at the sale? Call Jeff Murphy at 837-2417 to sign up.

Watershed Coalition Thursday, September 11th(Second Thursday of each month) The Board of Directors of the Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition will meet at the Young Harris College Restaurant on Thursday, September 11th at 7:00pm. Agendas and meeting summaries are now available on our web site: http://www.hrwc.net/hrwcboardmeetings.htm The HRWC office is located at 1853 NC Hwy 141 in the Peachtree Community of Murphy, NC and is open Monday-Thursday, 8:30-4:30 and Friday 8:30-12:30. Call HRWC at (828) 8375414, toll-free (877) 863-7388 or email info@hrwc.net for more information.

Hayesville House The Hayesville House will be hosting a Re-Grand Opening on Thursday, September 11th at their facility on Old Hwy 64, just west of town. The purpose of this event is to introduce their new management and staff to our community, and to outline the services offered. The event will take place between 4pm and 7pm and will include refreshments and snacks. The Hayesville House will be sending out formal invitations this week, however if you receive this email, consider it an invitation!

Model Railroad Club Valley River Model Railroad Club will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, September 11, 2008, 6 p.m., L&N Depot, Downtown Murphy. For information, contact Doug Mulkey, 828-837-1308

County Mounties Fundraiser Clinic to be held Saturday, Sept. 13th First Aid for the Horse Lecture includes: “Vital Signs for the Horse “Bumps, Bruises, Puncture Wounds, Cuts, & Eye Injuries Presented by: Dr. Al Caudle Diplomate: American College Theriogenology Professor Emeritus University of Georgia College of

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 6:307:30 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.

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.

Alzheimer's Group 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 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.

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

ACTIVITIES Soaking Prayer 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 7:009:00 pm. For more information: GA-Al Supplee (706) 379-2191 or NC-Bob or Loretta Hughes (828) 837-2561.

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Upcoming Events Veterinary Medicine Large Animal Practitioner Cost : $25 Time: 6 p.m. until ??? Location: Shiloh Stables Bunk House Please pre-register Contact: 828-361-4669 or 828-506-6385 Refreshments Provided !! Door Prizes!!

DAR Meeting The September meeting of the DAR Chapter will be held at the Old Hiawassee Grille Fireplace Room in Hiawassee on Saturday September 13, 2008 at 10:15 AM. Cost of luncheon is $11. Following the regular meeting, Lee March, Professor of Political Science at Young Harris College, will present the program, “Our Constitution.� Serving Towns, Union and Fannin Counties, the Old Unicoi Chapter of DAR welcomes any women who have a Revolutionary War patriot in their ancestry. This organization encourages patriotism, good citizenship and further knowledge of our nation’s history. Please call Eloise Wolfersteig, Regent, 706 379 2533 before September 6 for your reservation.

Ritter Reunion Don’t forget the annual Ritter Reunion September 14, 2008 at the Clay County Senior Center. We will begin gathering about 11 a.m. to visit, catch up on each others lives, and reminisce about times gone but not forgotten in the lumber camp! We will share a covered dish lunch around noon, Plates, drinks, and flatware will be furnished- just bring your favorite dish, fond memories, and any photos or clippings you may want to share. Be sure to help pass the word to any other former employees and their descendants so we can all help keep our heritage alive! I you have any questions, or need directions or lodging, please contact Smith & Becky Danielson at 828389-8671.We hope to see you there!

Netwest Picnic The Netwest 17th annual picnic will be held in Murphy, NC, September 14, 2:00 pm.at Konaheta Park, Pavilion

#3. All NCWN West members and writers in the community are invited to come and read at open mic. We had a great turnout in Maggie Valley last year. The park along the river in Cherokee County will be delightful for an early fall afternoon of networking with other writers and enjoying good food. Bring a covered dish, your beverage, and a chair. Paper products will be provided. Don’t forget to bring a poem or short prose piece, 5 - 7 minutes, for open mic. Contact Mary Ricketson, maryricketson311@hotmail. com or Jerry Hobbs, hicountryharmon@ cabletvonline.net for more information.

Tricounty Democratic Women MONTHLY MEETING Wednesday, September, 17th 6:00PM Dinner 6:30-7:30PM Business Meeting Blue Mountain Coffee and Grill 30 HWY 141, Murphy 28906 (corner of HWY 64 and HWY 141)All registered Democratic Women and independent women are invited to attend. Annual dues are $20.00, with a discount of $10.00 for senior citizens. For more information call President Pat Hardin: 828-321-5210

Computer Purchasing Seminar JIM BELL MICROSOFT CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL, FORMER VP FOR TECHNOLOGY AT TCCC THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH @ 7 P.M. MOSS MEMORIAL LIBRARY- Hayesville, NC For more information call: 828-3898401 Funded by the Fred A. Moss Charity Trust Refreshments will be provided

Birdell Opens Birdell, starring Bobbie Curtis, opens for one night Friday, Sept 19, at the Learning Center, Murphy. Tickets are $12 and sold in Murphy at the library and The Curiosity Shop; in Hayesville at the library and Phillips and Lloyd Books. Curtain time is 7

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

Brasstown Suppers 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.

"Cookin'" Lessons 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.

Senior Dances Dances are always on the first 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.

HAMs meetings 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.

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 for those in need. For information contact Linda Davis at (828) 389-4233 or lulu111@verizon.net.

Helping Hands meet The ladies group at Sweetwater United Methodist Church meets from 10 a.m. to noon every first and

third Tuesday. They make quilts for Clay and Cherokee counties' sick and needy. Helpers are welcome.

Fellowship Weekly 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 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. * due to

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: MountainHighHikers.org for schedule and meeting locations or call 828-389-8240 for information.

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 The Blue Ridge Mountains Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) meets the third Monday of each month at various area restaurants. All active duty, reserve, retired and former military, and Public Health Service, and NOAA officers, and warrant officers are invited to attend. For information please con-

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Mushroom & Fungi DEBRA DAVIS Lecturer & Nature Photographer SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH @ 2 P.M. MUSHROOM WALK SEPTEMBER 21ST TBA MOSS MEMORIAL LIBRARY - Hayesville, NC Funded by the Feed A. Moss Charity Trust Refreshments will be provided For more information Call 828-389-8401

MMC 5K Challenge Participate in Murphy Medical Center’s 18th annual ‘Two Hours from Anywhere’ 5K Challenge, 2-mile Heart Walk and Kids’ Fun Run on Saturday, September 20. Awards for top male and female runners and walkers by age group. Includes first annual CrossCountry Invitational for area middle and high schools. $15 pre-registration; $20 race-day registration; both include an event t-shirt. Kids’ Fun Run free for ages 10 and under. Fundraiser benefits new Urgent Care Center. Race day registration: 7:30–8:30a.m. Race begins at 9:00a.m. from Nursing Home at rear of hospital. Registration forms available at www.murphymedical.org, in the hospital lobby, cafeteria, or at PARC. Call 828-835-7506 for more information.

NC Poetry Society The North Carolina Poetry Society’s “Celebrating Poets� Fall Meeting will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2008 beginning at 9:15am at Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities at 555 East Connecticutt Avenue in Southern Pines, NC. This free event is open to the public and features morning poetry readings by 2008 Brockman Campbell Book Award winner Becky Gould Gibson, Brockman Campbell Honorable Mention winners, winners of the NC Writers’ Network’s Randall Jarrell Poetry Contest, and open mic participants. The afternoon features an information/discussion session with NC press representatives M. Scott Douglass from Main Street Rag, Kevin Watson and Sheryl Monks from Press 53, and Tom Davis from Old Mountain Press. The day concludes

tact one of the following individuals, in North Carolina: John Bayne at 828-389-9427 and in Georgia: Jim Reynolds at 706-379-6601.

with a reception honoring the awardwinning poets, book signings, and the opportunity to mingle with poets, publishers, editors, and lovers of poetry.

Anderson Reunion The descendants of Robert Lucius Anderson and “Granny� Mary Ann Kitchens Anderson, will hold their annual reunion, Sunday, September 21, 2008 at Bethabara Baptist Church. A brief business meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by a covered dish lunch. Napkins, plates, forks, cups and ice will be provided. Bring old pictures to display.

Covered Dish Dinner The Tusquittee Community Organization will meet for a covered dish dinner and program at 6:30 on Tuesday, September 23 at the Community Center on Downings Creek Road. Becky Long from Clay County Transportation will speak on public transportation available to county residents including the recent changes. Also, Naomi Barstow, a Tusquittee resident, will read an excerpt from her new book, “Elizabeth and the Old Fool and other stories�. For further information, call Louise Lorentzen at 828-389-9198 or 828-389-9315.

County Mounties Fundraiser Fundraiser Clinic to be held Saturday, Sept. 13th First Aid for the Horse Lecture includes: “Vital Signs for the Horse “Bumps, Bruises, Puncture Wounds, Cuts, & Eye Injuries. Cost : $25 Time: 6 p.m. until ??? Location: Shiloh Stables Bunk Hous Please pre-register Contact: 828-361-4669 828-506-6385 Refreshments Provides Door Prizes!!

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County Mounties Raffle 100 WalMart Gift Card Proceeds of raffle go towards purchase of 2 -way radios & GPS locators for mounted search and rescue. $1.00 per ticket 6 tickets for $5 contact: 828-361-4669 or 828-506-6385 ya@joimail.com Go online to see a calender of events www.smokymountainsentinel.com

Merchants Association

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.

Historic Hayesville Merchants Assocation meets on the second Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. in the meeting room of Hayesville Family Restaurant. For more information, please contact Association President Joe Rybicki, of Phillips & Lloyd Book Shop, at 389-1492.

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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 828-3894233.

Mountain Regional Arts and Crafts Guild, Inc (MRACG) meets the second Tuesday of each month at ArtWorks Artisan Centre. ArtWorks is located at 308 Big Sky Drive (behind the Holiday Inn), Hiawassee. Refreshments are served at 6:00 pm and the meeting begins at 6:30 pm. The next meeting will be held on August 12. If you would like to learn more about the Guild, we invite you to the next meeting as our guest Contact us at 706-8960932 or mtnregartscraftsguild@hotmail.com or visit mtnregartscraftsguild. org

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N E WS Red Cross Disaster Response gears up in North Carolina When Hurricane Gustav roared ashore on Monday, The American Red Cross was already there, opening 343 shelters in 10 states. Volunteers at these shelters fed and housed a population of nearly SHRSOHWKHĂ€UVWWZRQLJKWV Four states were gravely affected by the storm, with 40,000 people evacuated by FEMA. Many Red Cross workers continue to provide evacuees with food, shelter and emotional support, and are prepared to do so until it is safe for people to go home. The Red Cross is also preparing to move into storm-hit areas in order to provide services to returning

residents. The Red Cross estimates that Gustav will cost $20 to 25 million. The Asheville-Mountain Area Chapter sent one volunteer to assist with Gustav who is currently working in an Alexandria, LA shelter. The chapter also assisted a handful of Gustav evacuees with food and hotel stays; these evacuees are heading back home now. The Red Cross is now readying itself as a busy Atlantic Ocean brings tropical storms Hanna, Ike and Josephine. One Asheville chapter staff person has been deployed to the Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh to help

manage the state response to Hanna. Two local shelter sites have been pre-arranged, on alert in case RIORFDOĂ RRGLQJIURP+DQQD Other North Carolina disaster volunteers are heading today to the “Hot Siteâ€?, the Red Cross Operation Command Center in Greensboro, NC, to begin preparations for the possible impact of Tropical Storm Hanna later this week. Asheville volunteers, Bob and Tina Hvitfeldt, leave this afternoon for Greensboro. They will EHLQYROYHGZLWKVWDIĂ€QJDQGRWKer logistics along with others from across the state. You can help by regularly do-

Deadline approaching for October ACT test The next ACT test will be administered on October 25, 2008. Students who wish to take the college admission and placement exam must register by September 19 – the deadline for having the registration postmarked. Late registrations, with an additional fee, will be acFHSWHGXQWLOWKHÀQDOSRVWmark deadline of October 3. Students can register online at www.actstudent. org, or pick up registration

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nating blood and by volunteering and receiving free training to be a member of a local Disaster Action Team. Families can receive free preparedness training by attending one of the Be Red Cross Ready presentations during September. Call the Emergency Preparedness and Response department at the Asheville-Mountain Area Chapter to sign up for training as a volunteer (828-258-3888). You can help people affected by hurricane disasters this year by GRQDWLQJĂ€QDQFLDOO\WRWKH$PHULcan Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, Hurricanes of 2008, which will provide immediate relief and

Today the Lilith Lidseen Performing Arts Assn., Inc(LLPAA), D F  QRWIRUSURĂ€WRUJDQL]Dtion, launched the PRESERVING THE PEACOCK PLAYHOUSE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN. The Campaign goal is $800,000 from commitments to be paid over four years, 2008 - 2011. Jane Hindsman, General Campaign Co-chair with Joe SatterĂ€HOG DGGUHVVHG WKH FRPPXQLW\ “We need your support to rescue the Peacock Playhouse. The Peacock Playhouse is at risk of being lost as home to the Licklog Players and as a center for the performin

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arts for the Greater Clay County Area unless ‘we the people’ can raise $375,000 to claim clear title. We need an additional $425,000 for repairs, renovations, and construction of a rehearsal hall to alORZ IRU IXOOHU XWLOL]DWLRQ RI WKH main stage. Through your community spirit and love of the performing arts, your commitment is needed.â€? In addition to Co-chairs Hindsman DQG6DWWHUĂ€HOGWKH&DPSDLJQ([cutive Committee is composed RI %RQQ\ +HUPDQ 7HUULH .HOO\ Candace Lee, Dave Larson, Sue LeKites Duane Miller, Helen Nai-

6PLWK-LP3DGJHWW'XOFLH5LIĂ H Brad Rouse, and Rufus Stark. LLPAA has engaged the services of Capital Funding Associates of Lake Junaluska as campaign consultants in accomplishing this critically important goal. The PRESERVING THE PEACOCK PLAYHOUSE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN will climax with a GALA CELEBRATION at Brasstown Valley Resort on Friday, Oct. 17. Reservations may be made by calling 828 389 ARTS(2787). Financial commitments to the campaign may be directed to LLPAA, Box 1426, Hayesville, NC 28904.

The ones who got away Why do they leave and why do they stay away? Very little is known about what enables women to develop the strength to leave an abusive man and to create a life that is satisfying. You would think that women who leave and stay away should have the opposite characteristics of those who continue the relationship. We should be able to say about a woman who left a man after years of battering “she became financially independent by getting a jobâ€? or “she stopped feeling emotionally dependent on himâ€? “She stopped loving him‌. Felt better about herself‌. Changed her ideas about traditional values and the role of the father as head of the household‌â€? But it isn’t necessarily so. Many women leave in spite of continuing feelings of emotional dependency and love, and in spite of poverty, isolation and

traditional values. A friend of mine once told me that she stayed until the children were adults and out of the house because he graphically described what he would do to the children and to her if she ever left him. He told her how he would cut them up, make them scream for mercy and make her watch as they slowly died. He then would slice her open until she was no more. She had no reason NOT to believe him. He had delivered everything he had ever promised. I’m happy to report that she is living a good, safe life and except for the occasional horrific nightmare is exceedingly happy. If you have a story you would like to share, please contact Susan at Reach. 828.389.0797.

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HHS Multi-Class Reunion

The Sentinel

OPINION FRANK BRADLEY, Publisher BRYAN HUGHES, Editor

The Smoky Mountain Sentinel is in the seventeenth year of publication.

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CORRECTIONS If you find a mistake of fact in the Smoky Mountain Sentinel that is serious enough to warrant a correction or clarification, call 828-389-8338, fax 828-389-3955 or email news@smokymountainsentinel.com. ADVERTISEMENTS In case of errors, the Smoky Mountain Sentinel is responsible only for the cost of the actual advertisement. Customers are encouraged to check their advertisements the first week of run. In case of errors, the Smoky Mountain Sentinel will not credit advertisements for more than one week.

Saturday, October 4, 2008 The Hayesville High School Multi-Class Reunion will be held in the Fellowship Hall of the Truett Memorial Baptist Church, 22 Hiawassee Street, Hayesville, NC. You and your spouse (or guest) are cordially invited to attend. Registration begins at 10 a.m. with Social Period immediately following. Lunch will be served at 12:00 and the program will follow. This is an excellent opportunity to visit with your former classmates. The class of 1956 and 1957 is charged with hosting this event. We will work hard to make this a successful reunion. Any person that attended Hayesville High School is invited to join with your classmates. There will be an award for the class with the most members in attendance, also recognition will be given to the oldest graduate and to the person traveling the longest distance to attend. Please make your reservation by returning the bottom of this letter to : Frank Rose, Jr. 4596 Myers Chapel Road, Hayesville, NC 28906. Your check for $16.00 per person must be received by September 20, 2008. Make checks payable to HHS MultiClass Reunion and mail to Frank Rose, Jr. Should you need information call Smith Danielson at 828-389-8671. The dress code is casual. Please furnish the names of attendee’s below to allow name tags to be made in advance. -Smith Danielson Frank Rose, Jr.

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Around the Square.......

A look at the businesses and the people who call this home A Taste of Italy right on the Square By Debbie Walker SENTINEL WRITER

My grandfathers parents, parents were Immigrants from Italy. I have seen gray washed out pictures of my Great-grandfather , Angelo Campana with his long flowing white beard and stern expression in front of the little house in Irvington, New Jersey. Back then he sort of frightened me as a child. Now I realize that times were extremely hard for immigrants to New York. Even so much that before my Grandfather was born he legally changed the family name from Campana to Bell, its Italian counterpart.

Pictures of my great- grand mother Angelina were better . She was a little woman with a bun and always cooking. In each photograph she was holding a pot and a towel, or smiling over a platter of spaghetti. My grandfather spoke fondly of his parents and told us always that family and food were a very important part of his upbringing. And even when there wasn’t much money his Mother managed to make wonderful meals for him and his 3 brothers. And good food managed to keep them all together and strong even in tough times. My grandmother was a great

cook, but when it came to Italian cooking which occurred with regularity in their house, my grandfather was the main chef. He made the most wonderful Marinara and Lasagna as well as antipasto. There was a calves tongue I remember once being made into a sandwich one day, I wish I could forget that memory! The one thing I really remember about going to their house during my grandfathers’ cooking was the wonderful aromas that filled the house. I still smell the garlic and the sweet smell of olive oil. There is one place in Hayesville that reminds me of my grandpar-

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ents home just on smell alone : Angelo’s Downtown Pizza on the Square. It’s garlicky aroma can even be savored on a warm day coming down the street if Angelo has the back doors open. I imagine Pizza ovens could get mighty hot. Angelo’s is owned and operated by Angelo Caiazzo, and has been a favorite lunch spot for a lot of people since opening in January of 2003. Specializing at Angelo’s are 10 varieties of pizza, from The New York Original to The Make your Own pizzas. Angelo’s menu holds true at lunch or dinner. there is quite a lot to choose from. There are 6 types of subs, 5 Heros, “which are hot subs baked in the oven, shaped like a canoe, and filled with goodies” boats the menu. Also on the menu and a true favorite of mine are the Calzones and Stromboli.

There are salads and homemade bread stix with sauce. The dinner menu consists of the Italian specialities I grew up with, from Lasagna to Chicken Marsala; and Spaghetti. The Restaurant atmosphere is also very comfortable and the tables remind me of several little cafes we visited in Italy several years ago. All this talk of food

has me very hungry, so I guess it’s time to order lunch. Which is another great thing. Angelo’s has Take Out. The phone number is: 828-389-2500. So next time you have the urge for some real Italian food with a flair for the Sicily life, try Angelo’s Downtown Pizza on the Square. You won’t be disappointed!!


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Tributes

9/10 Arrest Report:

Beulah Lee Barnes

Beulah Lee Barnes Ledford, age 94, of Warne, NC died Saturday September 6, 2008 at the Murphy Medical Center in Murphy, NC. She was a native

of Union County, GA and a lifelong resident of Clay County, NC. She was the daughter of the late T. M. and Annie Shook Barnes and was a member of the Pine Log Baptist Church. She had worked as a housekeeper at Providence Hospital and was a master crocheter. Beulah also enjoyed quilting and working in her flower garden. She loved her family and all children. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Ledford; three sons Carl, Garl and Billy Ledford; one sister Emma O’Kelly and six half-brothers and sisters. She is survived by two sons and their wives, Earl L. and Carolyn Ledford of Marble,

NC and Allen M. and Ellen Ledford of Hemit, CA; one daughter and her husband, Ruth Ann and Jerry Hunsucker of Warne, NC; one sister and her husband Ruth and Carl Shook, Sr. of Candler, NC; her caregiver, Mary Dye of Brasstown, NC; eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Several nieces, nephews and in-laws survive also. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M., Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at the Pine Log Baptist Church in Brasstown, NC with the Revs. Jimmy Rogers, Johnny Foster and Tom Leatherwood will officiate. Interment will be in the Pine Log Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jeff Ledford, Robby Palmer, David Owens, David Hyatt, David Allen Hyatt, and Chris Coker. Honorary pallbearers will be Joey Graper, Virgil Dye, Max Reece and

Carl Shook, Jr. The family will receive friends from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Monday, September 8, 2008 at the TownsonRose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy, NC where the body will remain until placed in the church thirty minutes prior to the service hour. In lieu of flowers Memorials may be made In Memory of Beulah Lee Barnes Ledford to the Baptist Children’s Home, 111 Sneed Drive, Clyde, NC 28721 or the Pine Log Cemetery Fund in care of William Anderson, P.O. Box 7, Brasstown, NC 28902. You may send tributes to the family at www.mem.com or view other obits at www. townson-rose.com. Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Charles Bruce McNease Charles Bruce McNeace, 82, of Sarasota, FL and Hayesville died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008 in a Towns County, GA hospital. A native of Roanoke, VA, he was the son of the late Francis E. and Eva Scott McNeace. He was a veteran of WWII, serving in the United States Navy in the Pacific The-

atre. He had worked for 18 years with the C & O Railroad and later retired from Nabisco as a salesman. Bruce also worked as a hospital volunteer in Sarasota. He attended Pine Shores Presbyterian Church in Sarasota and Sharp Memorial United Methodist Church in Young Harris, GA. Surviving are his wife of 60

years, Elizabeth “Betty� Helleis McNeace; two daughters, Linda Elizabeth Wood of Whidbey Island, WA and Eva Jean Schlosser of Sarasota; a son, Robert Bruce McNeace of Okinawa, Japan; and three grandchildren and one great grandchild. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Sarasota.

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In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of Charles Bruce McNeace to the Boys and Girls Town of Missouri, PO Box 189, St. James, MO 65559. Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville in charge of all arrangements.

Jerry Wayne Coffee, 46, of Murphy, NC was arrested for felony larceny on September 5, 2008 and released on September 5, 2008. Robert Allen Dubis, 28, of Hayesville, NC was arrested for misdemeanor larceny; uttering forged paper or instrument containing a forged endorsement on September 5, 2008. Kimberle Maleta Matheson, 41, of Hayesville, NC was arrested for forgery of bank notes and other instruments by connecting genuine parts on September 5, 2008 and released on September 5, 2008. Cesar A. Mendez Antonio, 22, of Alberville, AL was arrested for no North Carolina operators license on September 6, 2008 and released on September 6, 2008. Mary Roxanna Matheson, 23,of Hayesville, NC was arrested for aid and abet larceny(M) 15 counts on September 6, 2008. James Pendergrass, 24, of Brasstown, NC was arrested for no NC inspection sticker; no North Carolina

9/10 Deed Transactions: Kenneth J. Mantovani, Jr. sold 0.75 acres, Lot 20 McIntosh Cove in Hiawassee Township to Richard Warrenn Caudill-TR for $ 295,000 on September 2, 2008. Freddie M., Pamela and Jerry A. Brock sold 1.15 acres in Brasstown Township to Diane Scroggs Houston and Susie Rogers Scroggs for $ 11,000 on September 2, 2008. Linda F. & William H. McKeever and Linda R. Kelley sold 0.95 acres, Lot M River Oaks II in Hayesville Township to Charles R. & Lisa M. Strickland for $ 230,000 on September 4, 2008. Skyline Development LLC sold 2.955 acres, Lolt 1B Rhinehardt Property in Hiawassee Township to David Malcolm, Bryan Liles and Charles Mclendon Fiveash for $ 11,000 on September 4, 2008.

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operators license on September 7, 2008 and released on September 7, 2008. Cassandra Yonne Streight, 19, of Hayesville, NC was arrested for driving while impaired; possess unsealed wine/liq/in pass area. Possess opn/ cons/Alc on September 7, 2008 and released on September 8, 2008. Richard Edward Anderson, 45, of Hiawassee, GA was arrested for reckless driving to endanger; driving while impaired on September 2, 2008. Elaine Mills Cannon, 47, of Snellville, GA was arrested for failure to appear on September 3, 2008 and released on September 3, 2008. Derrick Howard Davenport, 23, of Hayesvile, NC was arrested for driving while impaired; possess marijuana up to 1/2 ounce on September 3, 2008. Joseph William Whitaker, 42, of Warne, NC was arrested for driving while impaired; reckless driving to endanger on September 4, 2008 and released on September 5, 2008.

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Scotty Fain II & Cassie Fain and Amy M. & Richard Engert sold 1.02 acres, Lot 15C Mtn Harbour Golf & Yacht Club in Hiawassee Township to Charles Rex Strickland, Sr & Lisa M. Strickland for $ 251,500 on September 5, 2008. Kevin & Marghosna Robertson sold 1.04, Lot 22 Pine Ridge Estates in Hayesville Township to Stephen P. & Marianne O. Hatchett for $ 41,000 on September 5, 2008. Joseph & Connie Rogers Gazarato sold 2.50 acres in Shooting Creek Township to Ralphael Gugliotta and Tuan Demoranville for $ 23,000 on September 5, 2008. Bar P, Inc. sold 1.26 acres, Lot 23 Riverbend Valley in Hayesville Township to Hisham Khandakji and Sandy Farquhar for $ 75,000 on September 5, 2008. cially if you’re expecting checks, credit cards, or other negotiable items. If you won’t be home when the items are expected, ask a trusted friend or neighbor to pick up your mail. Ăƒ+DYH\RXUORFDOSRVWRIĂ€FH hold your mail while you’re on vacation, or absent from your home for a long period of time. ¡ If you don’t receive a check or other valuable mail you’re expecting, contact the issuing agency immediately. ¡ If you change your address, LPPHGLDWHO\QRWLI\\RXUSRVWRIĂ€FH and anyone with whom you do business via the mail. ¡ Always deposit your mail in a PDLOVORWDW\RXUORFDOSRVWRIĂ€FHRU hand it to your letter carrier. ¡ Consider starting a neighborhood watch program. By exchanging work and vacation schedules with trusted friends and neighbors, you can watch each other’s mailboxes (as well as homes). If you observe a mail thief at work, FDOOWKH6KHULII¡V2IĂ€FHLPPHGLDWHO\ DQGWKHQ\RXUORFDO3RVW2IĂ€FH

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Yellowjacket Countdown 2008 - 2009 Yellow Jacket Varsity Football Schedule 8/12/08 Franklin (Scrimmage) Home 6:00 8/15/08 W. Henderson (Scrimmage) Home 7:00 8/22/08 Copper Basin, TN Away 8/29/08 Union County, GA Away (Loss -13-35) 9/5/08 Smoky Mountain (Youth Night) Home

9/12/08 Madison County Away 9/19/08 Towns County, GA Home 9/26/08 CHEROKEE** Away 10/03/08 ROSMAN** Homecoming Home 10/10/08 SWAIN** Away

10/17/08 Open 10/24/08 ROBBINSVILLE**(Alumni Night) Home 10/31/08 MURPHY**(Senior Night) Home 11/7/08 ANDREWS** Away Head Coach - Neil Setzer Game Times - 7:30 PM ** Denotes Smoky Mtn. Conference Games

Jackets lose to Smoky Mountain Mustangs in home opener 38-10 Jackets won the toss and chose to receive the ball to start the game. Not a bad choice with a huge opening kick return to get the crowd pumped. Then the -DFNHWV PDUFKHG GRZQ WKH ÀHOG EXW RQO\ WR D PXIIHG ÀHOG JRDO attempt to give the Mustangs the ball in Jackets territory. The Jackets defense took the ÀHOG ORRNLQJ WR KHOS WKH -DFNHWV stay in the game. They looked strong shutting down the Mustangs with a fourth down stop that energized the crowd. The ofIHQVH WRRN WKH ÀHOG DQG PDUFKHG WKHÀHOGDJDLQWRWU\DQRWKHUÀHOG goal but did not have enough leg and gave Smoky Mountain the ball back. But, the Jackets defense held strong forcing the Mustangs to punt. The Jackets got the ball, with a sweet reverse play went

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the steam they needed to score. Smoky Mountain got 3 points at the top of the third. And, with a Jackets fumble, the Mustangs were able to score by pounding the ball and shut down the defense of the Jackets. With some help from Jackets penalties, the Mustangs kept scoring. With just under 2 minutes left in the game the Jackets show some good play PDUFKLQJ GRZQ WKH ÀHOG IRU D touch down, but, it was just too late. They all played a good game, but it would seem if the Jackets could get their offense going to help their defense, they would fare better. This was a tough loss with an ending score of 38 to 10. The coach had everyone looking good for this game and the Jackets have what it takes, they just need to put it all together.

The 2008 Young Harris College Junior Open

at YHC, represented Young Harris College at the tournament. JenCONTRIBUTING WRITER nifer welcomed the junior golfers The Ridges Junior Golf Tour and wished them luck with their completed its third week of the play that day. season. The older junior players The tournament spotlight this participated in the Young Harris week falls on several players. College Junior Open which was First, Judd Plott eagled the par held at The Ridges Golf Course four 13th hole. Judd joins Cartin Hayesville, NC on Thursday, er Wright (scoring an eagle last September 4th. The Young Harris week) as the newest members of College sponsored tournament is a the TCJGA Eagle Club. CongratJRRG ÀW IRU ERWK WKH FROOHJH DQG ulations to Judd. Two divisions the Tri-County Junior Golf As- saw last year’s YHC Junior Open sociation. Three former TCJGA champions successfully defend junior players, Ashley Panter from their titles. Morgan Bentley, girls Fannin County, Rylan Lanham division age 13-16, shot a 44 to from Cherokee County, NC and defend her title and Andrew BateCaleb Kelly from Union County, man, boys division age 15-17, shot took their golf game to the college a one under par 34 to successfully level by attending Young Harris defend his title. Morgan’s score College and playing on the YCH of 44 tied the lowest score ever golf team. With so many local shot by a TCJGA female golfer. golfers now playing in the TCJGA, Morgan tied Ashley Panter’s lowthere is sure to be more TCJGA / est scores from her 2005 and 2006 YHC golfers in the future. Jenni- seasons. Andrew Bateman’s score IHU0F$IHH'HYHORSPHQW2IÀFHU of 34 was just one off the record By Tsali Bentley

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Zion United Methodist Zion UMC is serving up some great Christian fellowship and down home country cookin’ every Wednesday from 11:30 - 1:30 p.m. The menu just gets better and better and the friendliness and price just can’t be beat! Every entree comes with side dishes, homemade dessert and drink all for a donation of $5.00! You are invited to join us in our Fellowship Hall or make your order to go. All the money goes towards missions and ministries of the church. Sunday School begins at 10:00 a.m. every Sunday followed by Worship Service at 11:00. Located at 4812 Young Harris Highway, we are the little country church with a kudzu

kind of love that just grows and grows!

Church Yard Sale

The ladies of All Saints Lutheran are preparing for their annual “Yard Sale”, Friday and Saturday, September 12 and 13 from 8 am to 2 pm each day. No matter what the weather you will remain comfortable in our Fellowship Hall, wandering thru the many tables and displays of glassware, toys, books, electronics, housewares, clothing, furniture, and more, sure to find that special something to take home. The popular Padre’s Café will be open both days selling chili and hotdogs for lunch and your choice of yummy desserts at the Bake Sale table. Proceeds from the yard sale benefit church mission projects and local charities. All Saints is located on Hwy. 515, 4 ½ miles east of the Blairsville Post Office. Call the church office for information at 706 745-7777.

Mission Hill Baptist Church Homecoming

Mission Hill Baptist Church wants to invite you and your family to our Homecoming on Sunday, September 14, 2008. Services will begin at 10 a.m. Guest Preacher will be Brother Milton Taylor from Conestee, S.C. and with Special Singing by The Breaking Ground and others. Join us for a day of Fellowship. Lunch will be served by the Ladies of the Church. May God Bless you and we look forward to seeing you on the 14th! For more information please contact Pastor Devon Shuler at 828-389-2177.

Victory Baptist Church Homecoming

Victory Baptist Church is having there Homecoming on September 14, 2008 everyone is invited services will beginat10:30amPreacherwillbeBrother

Wayne Morgan Special Singers will be Cecil & Norma Douthitt, and Calvery Road Singers. Everyone is invited and Welcome. If you have any questions please email me or call me at 828-389-0606.

Living Word

Western Carolina College of Theology will begin classes on Thursday nights 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. on September 11, 2008. We are offering Associate, Bachelor, Graduate, Master and Doctorate degrees in biblical theology. Resumes are reviewed and ministry experience will determine your placement. We offer a correspondence program as well. We are accepting applications now. Call our office at 828-3894444, or come by for an application at Living Word, 1762 Hwy. 64 east, Hayesville, N.C. Tuesday thru Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Christian Weekend

Our expectations of marriage can never be met when we are depending on our spouses to fulfill all of our needs and desires. Only when we are experiencing the fulfillment that comes with being part of the bride of Christ can we minister to one another as husbands and wives in the way God designed. Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters, a Christian camp in Andrews, NC, invites you and your spouse to attend our 5th annual Couples’ Retreat:: November 7-9th 2008. The cost will be $250 per couple. This will include lodging, 5 meals, a steak dinner, 4 learning sessions, a day full of extreme recreation, live worship band, and an impact on your marriage that will last a lifetime! For information or to register, call Keri Vaught at 828-321-2210.

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Youth Crusade Ignite-08 is a series of planned youth events across North Carolina featuring Clayton King as the main speaker. Clayton King speaks to over 200,000 people annually on college campuses for FCA, InterVarsity, BSU, and Campus Crusade for Christ. He also speaks at numerous national youth conferences, camps, and retreats, as well as dozens of youth rallies and churches of different denominations. Audiences of all ages respond to his honest and clear style of sharing the Gospel as well as his warm personality and quick sense of humor. Leading worship will be Carl Cartee. For more than a decade, Carl Cartee has been writing, recording and leading worship all over the world, impacting believers in a variety of cultures, all for the stated purpose of fellowshipping with the Father. That purpose is borne out in the 11 songs of his debut national release, Unfailing. Local Band Leap of Faith from Waynesville will do pre session music starting at 6:05 each night. The hope is for this crusade to be the largest gathering of youth ever in the Graham, Cherokee and Clay county areas. Churches across denominational lines from Robbinsville, Andrews, Murphy, Hiwassee Dam, Hayesville, and many areas in between have worked together to sponsor this event. So mark your calendar and come be a part of Ignite-08.

The Truth Project From Oprah’s new found spirituality to the debate over intelligent design, the battle of worldviews continues to rage across popular culture. Whether you believe it’s absolute or relative, one thing is certain: The world will never stop searching for truth. In the midst of the confusion, the worldview of many Christians has shifted. According to a 2003 Barna study, only 9% of Christians now possess a biblical worldview. In response, The Truth Project, a new initiative of Focus on the Family, created by Senior Vice President Dr. Del Tackett, offers a systematic and comprehensive way to bring biblical truth to church communities across North America. On Saturday, September 27 at 9:30 am, Focus on the Family will partner with the Church Communication Network (CCN) to launch The Truth Project via LIVE satellite broadcast. Christ The King Church in Hiawassee, GA invites you to learn more about The Truth project and how to lead this life-changing DVD-based small group curriculum in your community. 7KH ÀUVWHYHU /,9( 7UXWK 3URMHFW Simulcast Training Conference will equip Christ followers to make a positive impact on our culture by applying God’s principles to their daily life. Dr. Tackett’s topics include: understanding and living the Christian worldview, the nature and character of God, God’s design for life (work, science, family, government, art, ethics and more), and a haunting question, “do you really believe that what you believe is really real?” “The Truth Project is an on-going movement, bringing people together in small groups to experience personal transformation from biblical truth,” says Bill Dallas, founder and CEO of CCN. Because to its central location, Christ The King is already registering people from Eastern TN, Northeast GA, and Western NC. Check-in at the church will begin at 8:30 am, Saturday, September 27th. The training will start at 9:30 and will end at 4:30 pm with an hour lunch break from 12:30 – 1:30 pm. In addition to the training received, participants will also receive the complete 12-lesson Christian Worldview Curriculum on DVD. Christ The King Church is located at 145 North Main Street, Hiawassee, GA. Please call (828) 389-0716 or log onto www.hctk.net for tickets or additional information.


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C O M M U NIT Y 4th annual Mineral Bluff Ride the Rails Festival The Fourth Annual Mineral Bluff Ride the Rails Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, September 20 and 21, 2008. Join in for an exciting and scenic 5-mile ride behind restored railroad motor cars traveling on the former Louisville and Nashville Railroad’s Murphy Branch. Heading westward from the restored Depot at Mineral Bluff, GA we’ll travel over the iron

bridge crossing the beautiful Toccoa River, then ascend the grade out of the river valley to Murphy Junction, and return. A donation of $9.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 2 thru 12 is requested. Children under 2 – free! The Motor Car rides will operate 9:00 AM thru 4:00PM Sat. and 11:00am thru 3:00pm Sun. and leave every hour on the hour until 4:00 PM. Back at

the Depot, there will be concession stands offering food, soft drinks, coffee, cotton candy, and specially designed T-Shirts depicting the historic and restored Mineral Bluff Depot. The depot will be open to see the construction progress being made on a large HO gauge layout based on the old Hook & Eye line of the L & N. There will also be a Model

Train sale, restored motor cars on display, a Large-Scale layout that children can operate, and other vendors with unique offerings. The festivities will also include Saturday afternoon music by the Whistle Stop Band. It’s a Family Festival you can’t afford to miss! Your hosts, Tri-State Model Railroaders, are very grateful for

the cooperation of Blue Ridge Motor Car operators and the Georgia Northeastern Railroad in staging this event. We will use the funds raised during this event to continue construction of a large HO Model Railroad Layout inside the Depot, which will depict the actual route of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad’s “Old Line” as it ran between Etowah, TN

and Marietta, GA. It’s our way of preserving the rich heritage of railroading’s contribution to the growth of this region, and of educating future generations as to the important roles railroads play in our nation’s growth and progress. For further information email us at tsmri@yahoo.com or call 706455-8903. See us at www.tsmri. org

TCCC Announces September Continuing Education Classes The Continuing Education Division of Tri-County Community College is offering a full slate of classes this fall. The following courses start in September. Real Estate Pre-License Course: This 75-hour course is required to pass in order to qualify to take state license exam. The class will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from September 9 - December 11 from 6:009:00 p.m. Cost is $60. Real Estate Broker Relationships & Responsibilities: This 30-hour class will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from September 9 - October 8 from 9:00 a.m.-Noon. Cost is $55. Basketweaving (Intermediate/Advanced): In this interme-

diate class, students will work on improving techniques as well as expanding imagination. A wide variety of basketry will be explored including twills, catheads, overlaps, etc. Tuesday, 1:30 – 5:30 p.m., September 9 - October 14. Cost is $45. Basketweaving (Intermediate/Advanced): Learn to weave flat-bottom, market, cat’s head and free-form natural baskets. Requires good manual dexterity. Thursday, 1:30–5:30 p.m., September 11 - October 16. Cost is $45. Bead Weaving: Create jewelry, decorate gourds and embellish baskets while learning to appreciate the beauty of beads. Beginners welcome. Monday, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Septem-

ber 8 - October 13 and Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., September 12 - October 17. Cost for both classes is $45. Round Dancing: Round Dancing is a type of ballroom dancing that is done in a social or group setting. Sometimes referred to as synchronized ballroom, it is dancing pre-choreographed routines to various types of music. Dancers move in a circle as there is a cuer instructing the steps to perform. Monday, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m., September 8 - November 10. Cost is $60. The Nuts & Bolts of Good Writing: Learn how you can turn your first draft into a piece of good writing. Experienced or beginning writers welcome.

Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., September 20. Cost is $35. Woodworking: This introductory to intermediate woodworking course will get students started on an individual project of their choice. Students will be responsible for furnishing their own sandpaper, wood glue, dowels, etc. for their projects. This six-week class is scheduled to be held at Hiwassee Dam High School. Kenneth Pierson will be the instructor. Thursday, September 11 – October 16, 4:00 – 7:30 p.m. Cost is $99. Pre-registration is required Contributed Photo for all courses. For information on these and other classes, call TCCC: Students in TCCC’s Realistic Painting class learn to paint in the realistic style from photographs or prints using their choice of acrylics or watercol828-835-4313. ors.

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September 20,20, 2008 September 20, 2008 September 2008 RACE DAY REGISTRATION: 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. RACE DAY REGISTRATION: 7:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. DAY REGISTRATION: 7:30 a.m. - -8:30 a.m. 5K5K Race & 2-Mile Heart Walk begin 9:00 a.m. Race & 2-Mile 2-Mile Heart Walk begin 9:00 a.m. Race & Heart Walk begin 9:00 a.m. ENTRY FORM: Make checks payable to Murphy Medical Center Foundation and mail to: ENTRY FORM: Make checks payable Murphy Medical Center Foundation and mail FORM: Make checks payable totoMurphy Medical Center Foundation and mail to:to: Alex Carpenter, Murphy Medical Center, 4130 U.S. Hwy. 64 E., Murphy, NC 28906 Carpenter, Murphy MurphyMedical MedicalCenter, Center,4130 4130U.S. U.S.Hwy. Hwy.6464E., E., Murphy, NC 28906 Alex Carpenter, Murphy, NC 28906 FullFull Name: ____________________________________________ Age:_______ Sex: _______ ____________________________________________ Age:_______ Sex: _______ Full Name: ____________________________________________ Age:_______ Sex: _______

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“Summers Last Kiss” Arts Festival on the Square Get ready for a full weekend of entertainment Closing out the Summer and bringing in the Fall with a huge celebration for the entire family is the idea behind the “Summer’s Last Kiss” Arts Festival to be held on the square in downtown Hiawassee on Saturday and Sunday, September 13 & 14. Not only will there be 50 fine artists and craftspeople, but there will be a wide variety of delicacies to snack and sample! Food vendors from around the region will be offering everything from turkey legs, kettle corn, seafood, ice cream, smoothies, corn on the cob, polish sausage, fresh squeezed lemonade, smothered fries, hot dogs and hamburgers, wraps, funnel cakes, baked goods and sweet potatoes. Several area non-profit groups are participating with information booths, food booths and raffles. Castaway Critters will be bringing adorable, adoptable and available pets. A display tent of artwork from Towns County Elementary will compliment the children’s art area where any child under 12 can make their own tie-dyed tshirt and have their face painted. A full weekend of entertainment will offer something for everyone: folk, soft rock, country, 50’s music, clogging, barbershop, fiddling and bluegrass. The Sundown Band will perform at the street dance on Saturday evening beginning at 8 p.m. and concluding at 10 p.m. Parking and admission to the festival is free. The event will open at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 13 and at 12 noon on Sunday, September 14. For more information, please call the Towns County Chamber of Commerce at (706) 896-4966 or visit www.mountaintopga.com.

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