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Recount proceeds Veterans remembered around county in Senate race By Dwight Otwell Editor

Bob Carpenter By Dwight Otwell Editor

Provisional ballots have been counted but the winner of the Carpenter/Snow battle for a state Senate seat won’’t be official until a recount is completed. After the state sifted through 1,267 provisional votes and decided which ones were qualified votes, North Carolina Republican Senator Bob Carpenter gained 30 votes on Democratic challenger John Snow. But the incumbent senator still trailed Snow by 307 votes. Carpenter demanded a vote recount, which is allowed when a candidate doesn’’t win by more than 1 percent of the votes cast.

John Snow

The official tally in the state Senate District 50 race as of Friday afternoon showed Snow with 35,643 votes, Carpenter with 35,336 and Libertarian Ben Lamm with 1,162. Lisa Jones, director of the Cherokee County Board of Elections, said her office would do a recount yesterday (Tuesday). ““We have to retabulate the ballots and do new tapes to verify the count from election night,”” she said. A North Carolina State Board of Elections spokesman said the recounts would be complete today (November 17). The state board will meet next Tuesday to certify the official

Music, prayers and patriotism Thursday emanated from Memorial Park in Murphy as veterans and patriots remembered our service men and women during a rainy Veterans Day program. The cold rain didn’’t discourage people from participating in and attending the service as streets around the main Murphy intersection were blocked off. Master of Ceremonies Oscar Richard Sommers asked the crowd to keep in mind those who are fighting in Iraq. He noted that 116 veterans from Cherokee County have lost their lives in four wars. The event was sponsored by

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The Color Guard participated in the Veterans Day program Thursday at Memorial Park in Murphy. A crowd stood in a cold rain for the ceremony to honor our nation’’s service men and women. See MORE PHOTOS page 2B

See VETERANS page 3A

Learning Center performs at tree lighting ceremony


Speeding up Hwy. 294 bridge work to be topic By Dwight Otwell Editor

North Carolina Department of Transportation (DOT) representatives will meet with Cherokee County school officials Friday to discuss speeding up improvements to a one-lane bridge on Highway 294. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jeanette Hedrick said at the school board meeting Thursday that the DOT officials will meet with her and Hiwassee Dam High School Principal Kenny Garland to discuss the bridge. Garland said there has been a community effort to

speed up work on the bridge, which is considered dangerous by many. A letter drive was started by the fire department in which several DOT representatives were contacted, he said. DOT Division Engineer Joel Stezer has agreed to meet with school officials to review the condition and needs on Hwy. 294. Len Sanderson, state highway administrator, wrote Hedrick that the construction schedule for the bridge has not changed and remains a 2007 project. Right of way acquisition began this year, he wrote. In another matter,

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The Learning Center choir got into the spirit of Christmas Friday at the First Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. The Business Owners and Operators of Murphy sponsored the event. Santa Claus was present and Murphy Mayor Bill Hughes got the lights going on the city’’s Christmas tree. People are urged to shop downtown. See more pictures on page 2B

Chief Hicks gives $20,000 to museum

See HWY. 294 page 3A

Survey holding up progress for new jail By Dwight Otwell Editor

A survey that is 60 days past due is holding up progress on a new jail for Cherokee County. Cherokee County Commissioner/Manager Ernest Jones at the Monday board of commissioners meeting said there has been frustration with the survey for the jail site. The survey was supposed to be done in 30 days. The problem is that there is so much information on a computer disk that it won’’t download for a hard copy, he said. Architects are looking at the jail site but they need elevations from the survey

before they can continue. The county has purchased land on Pleasant Valley Road for a new justice center. The property has an 18,000 square foot horse barn with 12-foot high ceilings. In another matter, Jones noted that culverts have been installed at the EMS station being constructed beside Hiwassee Dam School. ““We are working with Hiwassee Dam School and looking at their proposed track and soccer field there,”” Jones said. ““The well site at the school has been tested and certified.”” Jones said that Golden Leaf Road was rejected by See JAIL SURVEY page 3A

By Dwight Otwell Editor

Principal Chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Michell Hicks on November 9 presented the Cherokee County Historical Museum with a check for $20,000. A reception was held at the museum to welcome Hicks, who toured the museum as museum board member Mary Ann Thompson explained displays. ““We are trying to be good neighbors and partners with the western region,”” Hicks said. ““It is important for the tribe to make sure we protect resources that are in place.”” It was Hicks’’ first visit to the Cherokee County museum. He said the $20,000 has nothing to do with the funds the tribe donates to the Trail of Tears efforts. ““We can’’t let state government forget western North

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Principal Chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Michell Hicks on November 9 presented a check for $20,000 from the tribe to the Cherokee County Historical Museum. Here, museum board members appreciate the donation from Hicks and the tribe. Carolina,”” Hicks said. He spoke of the historically high unemployment rate in the western end of the state

and compared it to the low unemployment rate this region now enjoys. ““We hope this is not a one

time transfer,”” Hicks said of the $20,000 given to the museum. ““We hope to make it a line item.””

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CALENDAR Flying club The Overmountain Flyers meets the second Saturday of every month at the Andrews-Murphy Airport from 9 a.m. to noon. Occasional special events, such as fly-ins, will be held. For information, call 837-3468.

Craft fun A weekly Kids Craft Club is held on Saturdays at 2 Much Fun Toy Store, 27 Peachtree St., Murphy. Parents can drop their children off at 10 a.m. and pick them up at 11 a.m. Children will make a craft and take it home. The cost will be $5 per class. For more information, call 835-1234.

Tops ““Take Off Pounds Sensibly”” meeting meets Mondays at 5pm at the Glen Mary Hall on the Andrews Rd. Call 837-4587 or 837-4180 for more information. Andrews Tops meeting art 5pm at the Andrews Church of God Fellowship Hall on Mondays. For information call 321-5242.

MOPS MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is a nondenominational group of moms who meet every other Tuesday during the school year from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Murphy First Baptist Church. Call 837-2615 for more information.

Wood carving club Everyone is welcome to join a wood carving club —— experienced to beginners. Meetings will be held on the first and third Mondays of each month at the Martins Creek Community Center. For more information, call Jim Barton, 837-9736 or Bob Crisp, 835-9429.

Reiki group A ““Reiki”” group has been formed and is meeting in the 409 Building, Suite D. For more information, call 644-9101.

Donations needed Family Resouces of Cherokee County is asking for donations of infant and child size car seats and are in desperate need for diapers of all sizes, especially larger sizes. Please bring donations by the Family

Resouce on 70 Central Street behind courthouse in Murphy or call 837-3460 and ask for Heather or Jill. All donations are greatly appreciated.

Action team

REACH holds a support group for adult survivors of child sexual abuse and incest. Meetings will be Thursdays, 4 to 5 p.m. at the REACH office, downtown Murphy.

The Far West Small Scale Agricultural Action Team meets the second Monday of each month in the St. Andrews Lutheran Church community room, Andrews. All farmers from Clay, Graham, Swain, Cherokee counties and the Qualla Boundary are invited to participate. For more information, call Mary Janis, 828389-1913;

LUNA Moms Club


Abuse support

LUNA Moms Club of Murphy, a group for mothers, is looking for participants interested in stroller walking, playgroup gatherings, and other activities. If you are interested in joining our group please call Katrina at 644-0707 or 361-2770.

Teen trouble? Are you a parent or guardian raising a teen and feel you just don’’t have all the answers? If you are interested in a parentled support group for individuals raising teens, contact Family Resources at 8373460.

Alcoholics Anonymous The Cherokee County Alcoholics Anonymous has scheduled meetings as follows: Tues., 7 p.m. and Sat., noon, Murphy Presbyterian Church (White House in rear); Wed., 8 p.m., United Methodist Church, Andrews, in the fellowship hall; Thursdays, 8 p.m., Murphy Medical Center, main conference room. For a complete area meeting schedule and more information, call 837-4440.

Jam Session Call all pickers! Beginners to professional! ““AHA! Jam Session,”” every third Thursday, 5 p.m. until, Topton Community Center. Join us for some good old-timey picking and singing. Sponsored by the Appalachian Heritage Alliance. Dinner and program follow; call 828-479-8642 for more information.

People of Faith People of Faith Against the Death Penalty meets the first Monday of each month beginning at 7 p.m. Meetings are held at the Glen Mary House, next to St. William Catholic Church. For more information, call 837-0867.

The Far West Heritage Tourism Roundtable meets the first Tuesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the St. Andrews Lutheran Church community room. Anyone interested in heritage tourism from Clay, Cherokee, Swain, Graham counties and the Qualla Boundary is invited to attend. Lunch will be served to those who RSVP to Mary Janis: 828-3891913;

Bingo The Andrews Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7620 hosts bingo every Saturday at the post home. Early bird games begin at 5:30 p.m. and regular games at 7 p.m. For information, call 3213901.

a.m. to 2 p.m. Every Thursday night is movie night at the Murphy Public Library.

Andrews Storytime is Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. for ages 3 to 5 with stories, fingerplays and movies. Hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m

Storyhour A weekly story hour for children is being held at the Shoppes of Murphy every Saturday morning, 11 a.m. at the Curiosity Book Store, 46 Valley River Ave., in The Shoppes of Murphy. For more information, call 835-7433.

VFW meeting The Andrews Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7620 meets the third Thursday of every month, 7 p.m., post home. For infor., call 321-3901.

Homemakers The N.C. Extension and Community Association Grape Creek Homemaker’’s Club meets the third Thursday of every month, 7 p.m., Grape Creek Community Center.


Rod & Gun Club

The Serenity Al-Anon Family Group meets at the Ranger United Methodist Church, 156 Ranger Road, Murphy, (west of Murphy off Highway 64). Al-Anon is a 12step recovery program for family and friends whose lives have been affected by someone else’’s drinking too much. The group meets every Thursday at the church from 4 to 5 p.m. For more information, call 644-9441 or 837-8672.

The Mountain Country Rod & Gun Club meets the third Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m., at the The Old Ivie Funeral Home next to the Methodist Church in downtown Murphy. U.S.F.S. will be speaking on wildlife and National Forest. For infor. call Bob Aseere, 644-0729 or Dick Miles, 644-5000.

Crime Commission The Cherokee County Crime Commission meets the second Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m Programs and meeting place are announced each month..

The Peachtree Comm. Club holds a potluck supper the first Tuesday of every month, 6:30 p.m. at the Peachtree Community Center. Third Friday each month grocery bingo and games starting at 7:00 p.m.

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Brasstown potluck

Storytime is Mondays, 10 a.m. for ages 3 to 5, with fingerplays, stories, songs and more. Library hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, 9

The Brasstown Community holds a potluck supper and meeting on the third Thursday of each month, 6:30 p.m., Brasstown Community Center, 255 Settawig Road, Brasstown.

Peachtree community

Coats For Kids

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Women’’s Organization is once again looking for people to donate coats for children from ages 6-18. Please donate new or like new coats and suitable for a child. Many area children’’s families can not afford coats for their children and are forced to deal with what they have. Donations can be made at the Andrews Cleaners or Imperial Cleaners behind the Henn Theater. Your donation will help keep at least one more area child warm this winter

Quilting Classes In Nonnie’’s Attic, formerly Barb’’s Quilting Quarters, is holding beginners quilting classes on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11 a.m. Please call 321-2800 for more information.

Holiday Bazaar United Church of the Mountains in Blairsville will be having a huge yard sale on Saturday, November 20 at 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The sale will consist of gently used or new donated items, holiday bake sale, lots of goodies, arts and crafts, and many holiday gifts. The church is located off Blairsville Square 129/19 South, right 1st bock, Reid St., right unto Rogers St.

Craft Fair Craft fair and sale at Peachtree Community Club Saturday, December 4 from 8 a.m. till 2 p.m. All crafts are handmade by local crafters. Buy now for that special gift. Wood items, Christmas ornaments, bead jewelry, crochet and knitted items, quilts, baskets, etc.

Attention NCWN Writers! There will be no readings at the John C. Campbell Folk School by NCWN West writers for the months of November and December.

Andrews Public Library Movie You are invited to the Andrews Public Library on Thursday, November 18 at 6

p.m. for a showing of the following movie. Can you tell what movie this is? 1. The movie begins on Privet Drive. 2. The movie has potions, flying brooms, and trolls. 3. Much of the movie takes place at a school for wizards. If you have any questions, please call 321-5956.

““Friends”” Meeting November 18, at 5 p.m., the Friends of the Murphy Public Library will hold its quarterly membership meeting. For information on joining the Friends, call the library at 837-2417 or come to the meeting.

Murphy Library Movie The Murphy Public Library's screening of the award-winning film, "Buddy" will be on Thursday, November 18 at 6 p.m. "Buddy" is the story of two twentysomething guys with just enough ambition to have jobs putting up billboards. They move in with a web designer who's a sweetheart but is afraid to leave his apartment complex. Their favorite activity is video taping each other doing funny stunts. Meanwhile old girlfriends disappear and reappear, causing no end to the heartache. Then the roommates' video diary becomes part of a reality TV show. Fame and a bit of fortune result. And the true meaning of friendship and love is explored. This film contains adult situations and is not for children. Everyone else is welcome. There is no charge. This is a feelgood flick and one not to miss. Bring a date. Better yet, bring a friend.

Open House Invite The public is invited to attended an Open House at the Andrews Public Library on Wednesday November 17 from 3-5 p.m. The staff welcome everyone to see the renovation and addition of a computer lab. Refreshments will be served.

Toys for Tots Campaign going strong Western Forge contributor to United Way Each year, The Toys for Tots Campaign add fundraisers, this year they will have their third breakfast with Santa at Koo Koo’’s Buffet and Grill in the Bi-Lo shopping center on November 20 from 811 a.m. They still have some sponsorship tickets that will be available at the door. Pancake breakfast with Santa will be at Brothers Restaurant on Hwy. 64 West. This will be from 7:30-11 a.m. on November 27 with tickets at the door for $5. The next Saturday they will again enter the parade with a slightly new look. The second Saturday they will again

be at Waffle King so those who missed out can come and get a discounted breakfast and greet Santa. Toys for Tots will provide gifts and door prizes at all of these fundraisers. You will find volunteers out in front of Wal-Mart, Ingles and Dollar General on most weekends collecting toys and donations. Toy boxes are in all of the banks, grocery stores, Dollar General stores in Murphy, Peachtree, Hayesville and Andrews. In Murphy, there are also boxes at Piazza Hut, United Grocery, Duncan Oil main store, Burger King, Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, Candle Wick out on Hwy. 64 W, at three major auctions, flea markets at Fosters, Deckers and outside Tom’’s Kitchenware in the Foster Mall in the back of the produce store. If you know of any families that can

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Randy Wiggins, Human Resources Manager of Western Forge, presents a contribution to Karen B o r c h e r s , Executive Director of the United Way of Cherokee and Clay Counties for the United Way’’s 2004 campaign which raised $50,000.

The 2004 Toys for Tots Campaign will be signing up families serviced by Reach, Family Resources, Dept. of Social Services, Church Groups and other needy families in and around the Murphy area starting on: Tuesdays and Thursdays; Nov. 16-18, Nov. 23, Nov. 30, Dec. 2, and Dec. 7-9. Hours will be 9-noon. and 1-3 p.m. No other sign ups will be honored after those dates. There will be no duplicate sign ups. Sign up will be downstairs in the white Family Resource House down the hill in back of the courthouse. Families serviced by Andrews, Marble and Hayesville should check their local papers for their sign up info. Families will be given their pick up dates and place at time of registration

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County-Wide group plans to harness Cherokee County strengths to help children and families Citizens and community leaders met at Murphy First Baptist Church on Thursday, October 28 to identify ways Cherokee County can use its existing resources to make families stronger and children safer. This day long event, which was hosted by the Cherokee County Department of Social Services

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and led by facilitators from the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was attended by representatives of the faith community, the schools, law enforcement, public and private agencies, and the business community. The day’’s focus was on improving the lives of children and families in Cherokee County. First and foremost, participants agreed that Cherokee County is a great place to live. Among the county’’s many strengths they identified we’’re caring, resourceful people, a strong faith community, and a healthy network of family, church, and community supports. Yet the community leaders present also acknowledged that some families in Cherokee County are struggling. The group noted that economic difficulties, nearly one out of every five children in the county lives in poverty, as well as drug and alcohol abuse, lack of affordable housing, and other problems can interfere with good parenting and cause to be involved with the child welfare system. After identifying the county’’s strengths and challenges, dialogue participants named the following as top strategies the county should pursue to

support families: Increase the public’’s awareness of existing resources and child safety issues; Improve collaboration among all agencies serving families and children; Work with the business community and others to increase the amount of affordable housing in Cherokee County. As a follow up to this dialogue, a community Performance Team is being created to work on these and other issues related to the well being of children and families. For additional information about Cherokee County’’s community dialogue and how you can be involved, call Courtney Allen at 837-2424. This community dialogue is part of the Rural Success Project, a federally funded, five year effort to enhance child welfare practice in rural communities. Over the course of the project, representatives from UNC will work with the department of social services, churches, community agencies, and families in Cherokee County and 13 other rural North Carolina counties to help social workers use the strengths of rural families and communities to protect and nurture children. For more information about the Rural Success Project, go to

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Veterans: Veterans celebrations held around county Continued from page 1A American Legion Post # 96 ,Disabled American Veterans Chapter # 73, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post # 10222, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post # 7620 (Andrews), Veterans of Foreign Wars Post # 6812 (Hayesville), American Warriors M/B-Nomads (Motorcycle Brotherhood) and Marine Corps League Cherokee Detachment # 1011.

of Allegiance and music by Jerry and Ray Wilson.

Rev. Lee Chastain gave the invocation followed by the Pledge

Dolly Jo Savugot sang the National Anthem.

Murphy Mayor Bill Hughes said that while he is not a veteran, he honors vets because he has many privileges because of the actions of vetrans. Our nation needed a rebirth in patriotism and we should be steadfast in our support of those still fighting in the Middle East, he said.

Jail survey: Holding up progress for new jail

Commissioner Barbara Vicknair said the road is about 600 feet. The DOT will take another look at it, she said. The board approved the following budget revisions: •• Increase in the budget by $11,000 for maintenance, $8,349 for capital outlay, $7,740 for 911 wireless fee revenue and $11,609 for use of fund balance. The increases are for position support

The Cherokee County Board of Education Thursday voted to proceed with registration/trademarking of logos at the high school level. Board Member Dr. David Ackerman presented a report from a subcommittee on logos. He said there was concern about some of the schools’’ symbols being used in advertising and solicitation of money in the communities. ““We found that there have been acts across the state and possibly in our county of people soliciting donations from people for private companies or individuals,”” he said. ““It is a loss of revenue for our schools and it is fraudulent and misleading.”” Ackerman said the subcommittee said the board should look into trademarking logos, especially for the high schools. Trademarking could be done for elementary schools later, if needed, he said.

for prior year that had not been billed and a server to support the mapping department. •• Increase in the budget of $100,367 for Haven Child Advocacy Grant. This is a pass through grant from the Governor’’s Crime Commission. This grant is passed through the county budget for work done by family Resources. •• Increase in the budget by $20,000 for medical reimbursement revenues for the jail; $2,574 for overtime pay for the sheriff’’s department, $352 in part-time pay and $1,037 for the sheriff discretionary fund.

mission to use the logos should be formed. In another matter, Rick Bagley appealed to the board to become involved in a litter clean-up campaign for the community. ““People are concerned about the litter and trash in the county,”” Bagley said. ““It is an education issue.”” He urged the board to think about the goal of making Cherokee County the cleanest county in the state. Bagley suggested that centralized leadership is needed for the litter clean-up effort. He said the county’’s three largest employers should lead the effort. The employers are Wal-Mart, Southwestern Hospital Systems and the Cherokee County Public Schools. In another matter, it was announced that Cherokee County School Board Member Dr. Brian Mitchell was named to the AllState Board as a result of being nominated for the Raleigh Dingman Award.

Enriching your mental health Personality, what type are you?

tient, angry, stressed out ““Type A”” behavior.

Scientist have developed a theory the describes a person as Type A or Type B personality. Each type has certain characteristics. The Type A personality is a person who is always on the move, eats rapidly (sometimes fast food), is impatient and hates delays.

If you are feeling stressed out, it is okay to take a few deep breaths and change your thinking to some different or positive thoughts.

Type B personalities are quite the opposite in how they act. They know how to relax and take things in stride. The Type B’’s look at the quality of life and can go out and ““smell the roses.”” They are easy going, pace themselves, have a realistic idea of their ambition and are not very irritable. Their motto could be ““one day at a time.”” I think they say the word ““whatever”” a lot. To categorize everyone into either Type A or Type B would be unrealistic. Most people are a combination of the two types with one being dominant most of the time. Also, a person can be a Type A in one situation and a Type B in another situation. From the New York Times, Dr. Meyer Friedman linked health issues with the impa-

Dockery said we must dismantle the terrorist organizations. ““We Americans understand about evil treatment around the world and those who live without hope,”” he said. ““We are proud of

statewide and district office count.

Ackerman said a centralized, simple way for people to get per-

This type is very competitive (““must win””), is aggressive, overly ambitious, dominates conversations, needs much power and is a workaholic. The Type A often does two or more tasks at once and has difficulty coping with leisure time. Type A’’s strive for perfectionism and are often negative and critical.

““There are some things worth fighting for,”” he said. ““We are in better condition because of their sacrifices. Our veterans make up every class of citizen, but we are all

““America is safer today, but we must never let our guard down. America’’s heroes are the American GIs who served. General Douglas McArthur said that soldiers, above all, pray for peace.””

our vets for keeping the faith and keeping the dreams alive.””

The Burial Detail Detachment gave a Twenty One Gun Salute.

Savugot and Barry Helton sang ““God Bless the USA””. Savugot said Michael Crowell will leave for service in Iraq in January.

Veterans Day programs were held at various schools around the county, including Martins Creek School, Peachtree School, Ranger School, Murphy Middle School (sponsored by Murphy High School), Andrews schools, Murphy Elementary School and Hiwassee Dam High School.

Dee Whitt Sharp played the harmonica. Laying of wreaths and placing of bouquets were by the Marine Corps League Cherokee Detachment # 1011 and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

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School logos to be trademarked By Dwight Otwell Editor

For over a century, whenever our freedom is threatened, there has always been a group of people in the United States willing to risk all they had, he said.


Carpenter/Snow: Senate race still up in the air

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the Department of Transportation to go on a county road maintenance list. He said the road was rejected because it is ““not up to par.””

Guest speaker was Lowen Dockery, Burial Detail Chaplain and World War II Veteran.

In Graham County, the vote stayed the same as before 22 provisional ballots were considered. Carpenter had 1,879 votes to 1,849 for Snow.

““It has been hard to wait almost two weeks now (for the election results),”” Snow said. ““But some counties are recounting today and some will recount tomorrow.””

There were 51 provisional votes in Cherokee County and the latest figures show Snow with 5,994 votes to 5,029 for Carpenter.

Citizens whose names were not on the voter rolls at a precinct where they believe they are registered, can request a provisional ballot as long as they are in the correct county.

The District 50 Senate seat includes Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Swain, Haywood, Jackson, Macon and Transylvania counties.

Although Clay County had 74 provisional votes out, only 31 were qualified. In Clay, Carpenter had 2,446 votes to 2,338 for Snow.

Snow Monday said he was more concerned about the provisional ballots than he is about a recount.

Statewide races that are undergoing recounts are the Commissioner of Agriculture and the Commissioner of Public Instruction.

Hwy. 294: Speeding up bridge work Continued from page 1A

Hedrick reported that North

school level.

Carolina School Report Cards were to be released yesterday (Tuesday). The report cards are for the 2003-04 school year.

Cherokee County has a higher percent of teachers with advanced degrees, 30 percent in high school, 46 percent in middle school and 35 percent in elementary school. Cherokee County has a lower rate of teacher turnover than the state average.

The report cards are designed to provide parents and communities with important information about the public schools. The Report Cards state that Cherokee County scored higher than the state average in reading and math on the ABCs End-ofGrade Tests. Cherokee County students from grades three through eight scored an average of 91 on reading, compared to the state average of 84.3. Cherokee County scored 94.7 compared to 88.5 for a state average. The average number of students in an elementary (K-5) school in Cherokee County is 282 compared to the state average of 489. The average for a Cherokee County middle school (6-8) students is 306 compared to 681 for the state. The average number of students in a Cherokee County High School (9-12) is 335 compared to a state average of 1,017. No high school or middle school in Cherokee County were designated high growth schools. High growth schools means that students exceeded expected growth by at least 10 percent. However, 75 percent of the elementary schools in Cherokee County were high growth schools compared to a state average of 44 percent. Percent of students who made expected growth in Cherokee County were 100 percent at the high school level, 50 percent at the middle school level and 25 percent at the elementary

In another matter, the board voted to cover the expense of PSAT tests for all high school juniors beginning next year. The tests help determine if students should take the SAT test. Board Member Dr. Brian Mitchell suggested the school board pay the cost, about $2,500 for the $11 tests for juniors. Sophomores can take the PSAT test at no charge.

Snow was district court judge for many years.


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““If students take the PSAT before they take the SAT, they will know if they should take the SAT,”” Mitchell said.

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With juniors taking the PSAT, it would improve the selection of students who take the SAT. Many who should not take the SAT wouldn’’t take it and that would improve the school system’’s scores on the SAT, often used as a guide for entrance to colleges.

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Board Chairman Mary Ruth Keller said about only about half the students at Andrews and Hiwassee Dam high schools were advised by a teacher or counselor about the SAT, according to a survey. Director Jodi Alverson said students shouldn’’t take the SAT until after they take Algebra II and second English. Keller said a relatively low percent of students at the two schools who took the SAT had taken Algebra II.


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OPINION Who we are: Dwight Otwell

Waiting in line is cool By Dwight Otwell It was a pleasure to wait in line.

Dwight Otwell is editor of the Cherokee Sentinel Newspaper. He covers news, features and business stories throughout the county.

Alice Blanton

I don’’t often say that. Like most Americans, I lack enough patience to actually enjoy standing in line at the store. I don’’t like to cool my heels waiting to see a doctor. If the wait is long at a restaurant, I will go somewhere else. However, it was a joy to have to wait in a line to vote. That is the first time in years that I have been in a line that snaked out the door of the polling place and into the November 2 morning. It wasn’’t a long wait, maybe 15 or 20 minutes. But the significance is that I heard there were lines in polling places all over western North Carolina. In fact, the voter turnout was high across the United States. National news outlets reported that in some big cities, determined voters waited as long as 10 hours to vote. I wish I were that patriotic.

Alice Blanton is an ad sales associate and staff writer for the Sentinel Newspapers. Her main beat is in Andrews.

Trish Golden

To the Editor

From the porch

A Senior Moment By Ron Mack

We Raised Em’’ ““ T h i s generation is going to hell in a handbasket!””

Trish Golden is a full-time editorial assistant and graphic artist. She is a life-long resident of Cherokee County.

““ T h e s e kids have no manners, and what about those things they got sticking in different places on their bodies, and the way they dress!””

Megan Sills

““That music, if you can call it music, is horrible; no melody, filthy lyrics, just a lot of noise.”” ““Do you see how they dance? My parents would have killed me if they saw me act that way!”” ““They smoke that dope and it’’s going to fry their brains!”” And the beat goes on. Well folks, I got news for you; we raised

I know it was the excitement of the Presidential election that generated so much interest. It seems that the vast majority of Americans were either fully for Bush or completely for Kerry.

There is a God I am not writing about religion. I am writing and proclaiming there is a true and living God. One who loves us all and created us all. Liberals are trying to take God out of government not to mention our schools. Trying to take God’’s name from everything. Those left wing satanics who removed prayer out of school in the 1960’’s, then in the 80’’s legalizing abortions, and in 2004 pushing for unnatural acts to marry.

There weren’’t as many thoughtful people who weighed good points and bad points about each candidate. In fact, it seemed that Bush supporters could find nothing good about Kerry and Kerry followers thoroughly disliked Bush. While the Presidential election is the most important in our land, we should be concerned about all kinds of elected offices, from national down to city hall. I am proud to live in a society where the people are given the opportunity to vote for people to represent them. Even better, we can make almost any kind of comment we want about how the government is being run or about our high officials. Even though some of the media, television and newspapers, abuse their power by unobjective reporting, the freedom of the press them, or our children raised them. So what, if anything, went wrong? First, we know that if parents did not give their children proper ““raisin””, then right from the start they were headed in the wrong direction. But, suppose parents did raise their children in a solid Christian home, gave them correct guidance, consistent direction, and unqualified love. What happened then? Guess what, I don’’t know. You don’’t know. And our most knowledgeable ““experts”” don’’t really know. Like the experts I can make some guesses, and these won’’t cost you a cent. Here are two thoughts. Some of our younger generation act like idiots because ““everybody is doing it.”” This is called peer pressure, and exerts great force on them. Others are strongly influenced by what they see and hear on our electronic media and in the theatres. Let’’s face it folks we are inundated by images of sex, violence, easy money, and hedonism. It’’s easy for us to say, ““Well, just don’’t let them

They would like Christian people to stay in the compound of the church and not be heard. We need to stop playing church and stop straddling the fence; stand against the devil and his angels. We need to pray for God to intervene with those judges who are allowing this corruption to continue. is one of the best safeguards against falling into tyranny. If Democracy were to take hold in the Middle East, future historians will look back on the present conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq as great turning points in the saga of mankind. That is a big ““if”” but the effort is noble. We have just celebrated Veteran’’s Day, so I end this column by saluting past veterans and those who serve now. Our prayers are with those who are in harm’’s way anywhere in the world.

have access to that stuff.”” Hey, that generation may be troublesome, but in a lot of ways they are trouble to us because they are smarter than us. How good are you at operating your VCR, camcorder, cell phone, or computer? How good are these kids? NO Comparison! Yes, they are smarter when it comes to operating things, but unfortunately they are babes in the wood when it comes to living. Their decisions show a tremendous lack of judgment, which is what you would expect from kids with raging adolescent testosterones. Much of what they are doing is simply rebelling. I think most of us can identify with that. So, regardless of our perceptions of them and them of us, we can’’t give up on them. I see too many teenagers and young adults, who were once ““bad,”” but now are better people than I or many of the older adults I know. Kids, don’’t give up on us either, we are older and with that, a little slower. Viso gero!

Topton awarded ““Community of Distinction”” Megan Sills, a long-time resident of Cherokee County, joins the Cherokee Sentinel staff as editorial assistant. She lives in the Grape Creek community with her husband and their 1-year-old daughter.

Debbie Walker

Debbie Walker has been with the Sentinel for nine years. She is in charge of distribution for all five Sentinel papers. Debbie also helps with office details and production.

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Forty-five community centers of western North Carolina gathered at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville on Nov. 13 to celebrate their accomplishments for the calendar year 2004. During the 55th annual honors award luncheon, seven clubs were given ““A Community of Promise”” certificate and a check for $1,500 each. Three communities received the highest honors with a designation of ““A Community of Distinction”” and Topton, Cherokee County, was one of the three. On hand to accept the award from Emcee Bob Caldwell, WLOS TV 13, and the check for $2,500, were Earl and Peggy Nelson, Eve Miranda and Wanda and David Beck. ““These communities have shown excellent leadership and a commitment to improving peoples lives and because of their work, WNC enjoys a better quality of life”” said L. T.

Ward, president of WNC Communities. WNC Communities is an organization devoted to economic development and community life improvements in 19 counties and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian Reservation. Enough money was donated by corporate sponsors this year to give each participating club a check for $500. The Calico Cat Award for outstanding improvement to a Center of Club building was given to Union Mills (Rutherford County) and the Junior Calico Cat went to Upper Laurel, in Madison County. Clark’’s Chapel of Macon County was recognized for their 50 year involvement and commitment as a community club. Twenty-five year certificates went to Golden Valley in Rutherford, and Sapphire Whitewater in Transylvania County. Corporate sponsors this


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year were Harrah’’s Cherokee Casino and Hotel, First Citizens bank, Biltmore Farms Co., Progress Energy, the Rural Center and the Asheville Citizen-Times. Topton Community Club is hosting a Holiday Gift Fair and ““A Sweet Taste of topton,”” with Appalachian Heritage Alliance at the Center on Thursday, beginning at 6 p.m. The public is invited. There is no admission fee.

Read your Bibles and learn the parable of the fig tree about the end generation. I was proud to be an American under God when prayers were answered to defeat the left wing liberals from getting into office. America, In God we Trust; founded on principles of the Bible, not man’’s preferences. My mother had five sons in World War II, they came home unharmed. I know what prayer can do. It is time we get our heads out of the sand and see what is going on around us, in our back door. We have a more serious threat than terrorist, right here in our beloved Murphy. We have a woman who is trying to keep God from being mentioned in our local school and godly men from passing out Bibles to our children, and also to stop prayers at the ball games. People, read your Bible and learn, ““fear not those who can kill the body, but he who can kill the soul,”” satan and his disciples. This woman is trying not only to keep the student from hearing of God or praying, she is trying to destroy these precious souls of our children. Satan has raised his ugly head in our Bible belt and is trying to rob our children, trying to take away from our Constitutional freedom of our right. We have good people, and satan’’s bunch are moving in too. Men and women of valor, pray for our children and pray for this woman who operates a business in Murphy. Jesus set a little child in his midst and said, ““It is better that a mill stone be hung around their neck than to offend one of these little ones.”” Stop this woman from trying to rob our children from hearing about God and praying to Him. Pray for this woman, God can turn her around. There are two signs to watch out for in these people, they want God out, and their preferences in, or should I say, satan’’s undermining agenda. ““The prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”” Our children are our future. Don’’t let ungodly people move in and take control of our county and schools. Our children need the prayers of those they love. Teach them in your home. My mother taught us the Bible and the meaning of prayer. I know satan will have to flee, prayer changes things. Teach those children, remember we are living in the end generation. Turn that TV and computer off, open the Bible every night and teach them, and have prayer with those little ones. Let’’s pray for this woman and others who try to say there is no God. I lift my head and heart in praise to Him and say, There is a God. My friends, we have a problem, go to God. Pray, read your Bible, and stand and be counted for God in these end times. Mary Lou McKillip

Miss Brasstown Valley Pageant postponed The Mountain Classic Dance Company is proud to offer the communities surrounding the beautiful area of Brasstown Valley a quality pageant experience. The second annual Miss Brasstown Valley Pageant has been postponed from November to Saturday, March 12, 2005 at the Glenn Auditorium at Young Harris College. Age categories include Tiny Miss (ages 2-4), Little Miss (ages 5-8), Junior Miss (ages 9-12), Teen Miss (ages 13-16), and Miss Brasstown Valley (ages 17-24). All ages can enter the photogenic contest. Deadline for all entries is February 23, 2005. Entry forms can be picked up from most of the school offices or call MCD and leave your name, address, and phone number on voicemail. Entry must include form and $40 fee. Late entries will be

accepted through March 4 for a fee of $50. A packet of information with guidelines, rules, and regulations will be sent upon receipt of entry forms. This event will promote the best qualities of all contestants. They will be offered the opportunity to present themselves through beauty, poise, personality and the ability to communicate their ideas to others. Each age group will be awarded quality prizes and opportunities to represent the area at future events. The Mountain Classic Dance Company is a not for profit dance education organization located in Young Harris, Georgia. For more information about the pageant or MCD call 706-379-2651 after 3:30 pm, Monday through Thursday.

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COMMUNITY Eagle Mountain holds ribbon cutting

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(L-R 1st Row) Karen Duncan of Administrative Asst. of Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, Marvin Raper President of the Chamber Board, Michael Raper, Jr., Owner Fred Poteet, Noland Smith Chamber Rep., Betsy Lane Chamber Representative, Carolyn Hembree a Chamber Ambassador, Margaret Warner Co-Mayor of Murphy. (2nd Row) Eddie Allen Senior VP, and City Executive of Bank of Blairsville and Larry Kernea VP of the Chamber Board.

Quarterback club receives check

On October 7, Eagle Mountain Properties Subdivision held an official ribbon cutting ceremony located on Bergen Moore Road in Murphy. The owners Michael Raper, Ken McBride, and Fred Poteet would like to thank everyone who participated in making the grand opening a huge success. Eagle Mountain Subdivision is a mountain development on 79 acres in the Western North Carolina Mountains near Murphy. It features spectacular mountain views of three states, paved raved, underground utilities and larger than average home sites. For further information you may contact Eagle Mountain Properties at 828835-8900 or email: or visit the website at

Healthcare Resource and Materials Week and prices of materials to make sure the healthcare system receives the very best resources at competitive prices. ““We have a hardworking staff that provides excellent service to approximately 700 employees,”” states Bloomer. ““It is important to our staff to make sure our customers and employees receive needed Sentinel photo submitted resources in a timely manner,”” (L-R) Bob Gorney, Karen Kingsley, Manager Mike continues Bloomer. Bloomer, Jennifer Taylor and John Davis. The materials department handles approximately October 3-9 was National patient care. 965,000 pieces a year, and Healthcare Resource and Southwestern Health receives and ships about Materials Management Week. System’’s materials depart2,000 pieces. Southwestern With the theme, ““Finding ment consists of five employHealth System Board and Solutions, Raising ees who order, receive and Staff join together to thank the Standards,”” Healthcare deliver medical supplies as Materials Management staff Resource and Materials well as general office supplies and congratulate them on Management Week recog- for all departments of the their excellent service to the nizes the integral role of mate- healthcare system. Manager health care system. rials management department Mike Bloomer and his staff in the delivery of high-quality consistently compare quality

HouseRaising Volunteers back at work in our area The HouseRaising Volunteers of Cherokee and Clay counties have just started building another home in Cherokee County. Construction is done by people who volunteer a few hours of their time, anytime, Monday through Saturday. Skilled or unskilled, you can help a fami-

ly with young children who presently live in inadequate housing and a low income environment move into a new home. To volunteer, please contact Edwin Manchester at 644-5988 or Fred King at 3891375 for directions. You will be glad you did.

Operation Christmas Child deadline coming soon

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Murphy High School Football Coach David Gentry, left, accepts a check for $1,000 from Murphy WalMart Store Manager Blair Stanley on behalf of the Murphy High Quarterback Club and the June 5, 2004 Golf tournament. The funds will be used to provide opportunities for student athletes.

For several years now, Operation Christmas Child has provided a unique opportunity to give a gift to a child in the most needy countries of the world and it’’s all done in a shoe box. This is the week the boxes are being collected in Hayesville at Woodard Electric until Friday, November 19, and in Murphy at the Seventh-day Adventist Church until Sunday, November 21 from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information about this project call 644-5670, 3210522 or 837-6476.

Not your typical day at school

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April Harper’’s first grade class was impressed to see a Huey and Black Hawk Helicopter when they were visited by the US Georgia Army National Guard First Aviation Group. It wasn’’t a typical sight for Army National Guard mem- Wilson, Kenny Pagan and Dave Hiwassee Dam elementary, bers included Anthony Register, Bradley. The visit was coordimiddle and high school students Jim Brennan, George Wagner, nated by Stephen Vicknair. and their teachers when they Steve Hebbethewartle, Dwayne witnessed a Huey and Black Hawk helicopter land on their baseball field. The visit by the US Georgia Army National Guard First Aviation group provided a firstLet our Lake • Catering Private Parties 20-100 Family or Business hand lesson on army aviation. Chatuge • Designed to fit your budget Members of the aviation group • Brown Bagging permitted Lodge spoke to students in the gym • Set ups and Bartender and then gave students a chance Catering available to see the helicopters. Team • From set-up to clean-up., April Harper, first grade we do it all so you can prepare teacher, explained her students’’ enjoy yourself. reactions to the visit, "Each one your party • Offering Overnight of my students were able to sit Packages in the helicopter and play with LAKE the controls and switches. For 653 U.S. Hwy 76 some, this was their first experiHiawassee, GA 30546 CHATUGE ence seeing a helicopter up 1-800-613-4349 LODGE close. Many were so excited that they went the next day to the Air Show at the Andrews/Murphy Airport."

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RELIGION A Coiled Snake Inside of Me By Keith Williamson

The last two weeks I have shared parts of a book I have written about my accident, the brain-damage it brought, and the help the first chapter of Philippians in the Bible brought. I wanted to share one last verse. Last week I shared my problems with memory and speaking due to my head injury. My difficulties caused grief over what I had become. God helped me in my grief. Let’’s go to Philippians: According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death. Phil. 1:20 The big word to me in this verse was the word ashamed.

By this time (two years after the accident), I did not think I felt ashamed. Grief was the emotion I had. Grief occurred because I compared what I used to be to what I had become. If I felt bad about what I had become, was I not ashamed? Philippians is loaded with verses that spoke directly to what I was going through and this was one of them. Even if the Romans took Paul somewhere and killed him (which they eventually did), he expected to give all praise, glory, and honor to Jesus. He wanted to magnify Jesus whether he was dead or living. This verse changed my life. I wanted to be like Paul and give honor to Christ. I had given Christ my accident before I encountered

Philippians, but I was not acting like it. So this is what I did. I stopped all public or outward displays of grief. I was still hurting, but I did my best not to show it. But to give honor to God, I had to deal with it. Grief is the most powerful thing I have ever had to face. It covered me like a heavy, thick blanket and then tried to suffocate me. It came very close. I tried not to show it publicly, but it was still there with all its power. The grief was like a coiled snake inside of me ready to strike in a moment’’s notice. When it struck, a large amount of sorrow was injected into my soul. I wanted the grief out of my system. I knew I would never recover until it was. My choice was to remain an injured person, or become an injured person who dealt with their grief and got on with his

Thermometer or Thermostat

Anyone can describe a situation, or complain about a situation, I think that as Christians we can affect the atmosphere where we are. The Bible says in Matthew 5:13 ““Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.”” Salt flavors what it comes in contact with. The Bible also says

in Matthew 5:14-16, ““Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”” I heard someone say one time that as Christians we can be the shock absorbers that smooth out the potholes in the road of life. We have the fruit of the Spirit flowing through us so we can have love, joy, peace, and patience even in tough situations. In I Timothy 4:12 it says, ““Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word,

The Murphy First Baptist Church Brazil Mission Team is having a Bake Sale to help raise funds for their mission trip to the interior of Brazil. On this trip they will build a church, work with young children, help in sanitation, and witness to the people of this region. In many ways South America has been a stepchild in political relations with the United States, and this might also apply in our Christian relations. The hope is that this will be another small step in bringing the Good News of God’’s grace and love to people who want and need it. The Bake Sale will be held on

in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.”” So with God’’s help, we can be salt and light and an example of those who believe by affecting the atmosphere of where we are. The next time you are in a heated situation, ask yourself, ““am I being a thermometer or a thermostat?””

Tuesday, November 23, from 8:30 AM until everything is sold. It will be located on the square in Murphy, in front of the Macon Bank. This will be a good time to purchase some delicious home baked goods for Thanksgiving dinner. You might also try out these delicacies for breakfast or lunch. We know you will enjoy them. Also, if you want to donate baked goods to be sold or want more information, please contact Ron or Helen Mack at 494-4501 or E-mail us at "" Come enjoy the taste of all kinds of good baked things!

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Until I felt grief, I never thought such a destructive emotion could exist. Since then I have seen many people burdened with grief. I wish I could make the decision for you, but I can’’t. It has to come from you. Do you need to make a decision to give your grief to God and get better?

(full meal with all the fixins, drink and dessert) Will you be alone on Thanksgiving? The Home Delivered Meals program and the First Assembly of God of Andrews invites you to join with others who are either alone, or who has a need to share Thanksgiving dinner with someone Thursday, November 25 1 p.m. at The Rock 1055 Main Street - Andrews Sponsored by Home Delivered Meals and First Assembly of God If you need a ride in order to join us for a free Thanksgiving Dinner, please call a day or two before Nov. 25 to schedule someone to pick you up. 321-3637 or 361-4977

Share the gift of life at Thanksgiving

By Pastor Mike Barres With many air conditioners and heaters there is a small unit on the wall. It has two things in it, a thermometer and a thermostat. Are you a thermometer or a thermostat? A thermometer measures the temperature. A thermostat changes the temperature.

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life. God helped me choose the last option. Choose? Y e s , choose is a good word to use. I learned grief is not something one has to recover from. It does well inside of someone and polluting a life. I did not want that to happen. And praise God it did not!

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CHURCH DIRECTORY APOSTOLIC CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ 591 Sunnyside Road, Hwy 288 Hiawassee, GA. 706-896-6435 Pastor Barry Dotson, licensed with Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ. Services: Sun. —— 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wed. —— 7:30 p.m. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Mt. Calvary Christian Fellowship Formely-Victorious Temple Pastor John Soroka Murphy 828-837-0155 BAPTIST Bates Creek Baptist Rev. Roy Graves, pastor 828-837-5919. Boiling Springs Baptist Rev. Eddis Dockery 828-837-9463. Calvary Baptist Church Regal Street, Murphy Cornerstone Baptist Church Pastor: Mitch Rhinehardt 81 Regan Ave., Andrews, next to Peachtree Industries. First Baptist Church of Andrews Pastor —— Dr.Tommy D. Lamb Worship service: 10:45 a.m. 1606 Bus. 19, Andrews 828-321-5112 First Baptist Church of Murphy Dr. Woodrow Busch, pastor

517 Hiawassee St., Murphy 828-837-2615 Grace Fellowship Baptist Church Mark Chase, Pastor Andrews Town Plaza, Andrews, NC 828-321-6017 Grandview Baptist Rev. Lawrence English, pastor 828-837-0691 Grape Creek Baptist Pastor Bob Gardner, 5485 Joe Brown Hwy.Murphy NC Sun. morning service 9:45, worship serv. 11:00, Sunday nights 6:00 pm; Wed. 7:00 pm Hanging Dog Baptist Church Rev. Hadley Shields, Res. 706-374-5385, Church 828-837-5160 Res. 706-374-5385, Mount Moriah Pastor Jerry Morrow SS 10:00; Worship Service 11:00; Sun. Nights 6:00, Wed. nights 6:30 Mt. Zion Baptist Church Pastor Ronnie Dilbeck 828-837-8116. New Martin’’s Creek Rev. Paul Ray Morgan SS, 10 a.m., worship service 11 am Sun. night , 6:30; Wed. 7pm Red Marble Baptist Pastor Mickey Stewart SSl, 10 a.m., worship service 11 a.m. Sun night, 6:30pm, Wed. 7 pm Unaka Baptist Church

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Joe Brown Highway SS 10 a.m., worship service 11 a.m. Sunday night 7pm; Wed. 7pm. Pastor Warren Golden 828-835-3840 ROMAN CATHOLIC Catholic Church of Saint William 765 Andrews Rd, Murphy 837-2000. Services: Sat mass. 6PM, Sun. 11 AM Holy Redeemer Catholic Church 214 Aquone Road, Andrews 321-4463 Sun. Mass: 11am & 3:30pm Conf. 1 hr. before Sun. Mass Immaculate Heart of Mary Hwy. 65 West, Hayesville 837-2220 Mass Schedule: Sat. 4:00 PM Sunday 9:00 AM. CHURCH OF CHRIST Church of Christ Pastor Jake Padgett Hwy 64, Murphy 828-837-4371. Church of Christ Minister, Marcus Sparks Corner of 3rd & Walnut St., Andrews •• 828-321-2337. CHURCH OF GOD Hayesville Church of God 828-389-8248 CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Hayesville Church of the Nazarene Pastor Terry L. Hensley

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NON-DENOMINATIONAL Full Gospel Business Men Fellowship International Host Don Hunt, every Tues. breakfast, 7 a.m., Country Cottage Restaurant, Hayesville. 828-389-0140 Light of HIs Glory Worship Center Rev. Harvey & Jody Glass Peace Valley Campground - Murphy NC 1 1/2 miles eas of Wal-mart (828) 644-0795 10:30am Sunday, 7:00 P.M. Wed. Healing Rally 1st Sun. of each month at 6:00 P.M. On Fire Family Church 10:00 AM Morning Services, Children’’s Church during services. Wednesday night


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Prayer Service at 7:00 pm PRESBYTERIAN Andrews Presbyterian PCA Church Rev. Gary Litchfield Corner of Cherry St. & Aquone Rd., Andrews\andrews_pc Murphy Presbyterian Church Pastor Alan Wildsmith Sunday School 9:44, Worship Service, 11:00 Phone: 828-837-6153 Providence Presbyterian Church 2252 Harshaw Road, Murphy. Pastor James J. Conrad 828-837-9412 SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST Seventh Day Adventist Andrews Pastor Richard Perkins Corner of Aquone & Macon 321-5099 Worship service 9:30 a.m., Sabbath school 11a.m., Saturdays Seventh Day Adventist Murphy Pastor Richard Perkins Hwy 64 West 837-0134 Sabbath school, 9:30 a.m., worship service 11 a.m., Saturdays UNITY Unity Church of the Mountains 90 Blue Ridge St., Blairsville, GA 10:30 AM Sunday Worship Affiliated with Unity School of Christianity For information call 706-781-0947

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OBITUARIES Lois Dumas Lois Dumas, 91, of Arden, NC died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004 in a Murphy care facility. A native of Mecklenburg County, NC, Lois had lived in Buncombe County, NC most of her life before moving to Murphy three years ago with her son. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Ava McAulay Washam and the wife of the late Eugene Staton Dumas, who died in Oct. 1988 after 46 years of marriage. Mrs. Dumas and her husband operated The Dumas Grocery for 27 years and she was a charter member of the Long Shoals Baptist Church in Arden, where she served as secretary of the Sunday School for a number of years and was a member of the Women’’s Missionary Union. She was a member of the Avery’’s Creek Extension Homemaker’’s Club. She was preceded in death by her step-father, Frank Reid; and a brother, James Clarence Washam. Surviving are a son, Charles Dumas and wife, Elaine of Murphy; a sister, Sadie Enloe of Gilkey, NC; a brother, Benjamin F. Reid of Brooklyn, NY; two grandchildren, Charles Dumas Jr. and wife, Gwen of Aberdeen, NC and Julia Carol Moore and husband, Brian of Marble; and three great grandchildren, Rachel and Jacob Moore, and Isabel Dumas. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 11 in the Long Shoals Baptist Church where the Rev. Roger Rearden officiated. Burial was in the Green Hills Cemetery. The family requests memorials be made to the Long Shoals Baptist Church, 661 Long Shoals Road, Arden, NC 28704. Ivie Funeral Home in Murphy was charge of local arrangements. The Sentinel wishes to express condolences to the family of Lois Dumas.

Cecile Wilda Ramsey Mrs. Cecile Wilda Ramsey, 84, of Murphy , died Saturday, November 6, 2004. Cecile was born Thursday, November 4, 1920, in Strafford County, N.H., to the late Joseph Simard and Eloide DesMarais Simard. She had lived most of her life in Gonic, NH before moving to Boston, Mass. in 1989 then to Murphy in 1992. She was a member of St. Leo's Catholic Church in Gonic, the Franco American Brotherhood and a 40 year member of A.A.A She was the wife of the late Herbert Alfred "Joe" Ramsey. Survivors include: son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Gayle Ramsey of Murphy, son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Anne Ramsey of Saco, ME, special friends, Alfred and Kathy Poulin of Middleton, N.H., six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, November 22, 2004, on this date Joe and Cecile would have been married for 59 years. The Cochran Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Murphy, is in charge of arrangements. The Sentinel wishes to extend condolences to the family of Cecile Wilda Ramsey.

Jackie Elaine Gates Jackie Elaine Gates, 80, of Gastonia, NC d i e d November 10, 2004. She was born Janurary 30, 1924 in Murphy to the late Jimmy and Bessie Nations Gates. Miss Gates lived in Michigan several years prior to moving back to Gastonia where she worked for Firestone for 45 years until she retired. After a period of declining health, she returned to Murphy to be near her family. A special person, she devoted her life to caring for others. She took care of her family

and others with special needs who came into her life. Miss Gates was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters, Tippie Frye, Lucille Plemmons, and Maudie Gates. Survivors include three nephews, Dale Gates of Murphy, Malcolm Gates of Atlanta, GA, and Darrel Gates of Murphy. Also surviving are numerous great nephews and nieces, numerous great-great nephews and nieces, two greatgreat-great nieces and one greatgreat-great nephew. A memorial service was held Saturday, November 13, 2004 at 3 p.m. at the Walker Road Baptist Church where the Reverend Calvin Murphy officiated. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Walker Road Baptist Church Building Fund at 1020 Walker Road Murphy, NC 28906. Friends may send condolences to and sign the guest register at The Sentinel wishes to express condolences to the family of Jackie Elaine Gates.

Lonnie D. Seabolt, Jr. Lonnie D. Seabolt, Jr., 61, of Murphy passed away Friday, November 12, 2004. Lonnie was of the Baptist Faith he loved to hunt and fish, he was a crafted musician who played in several states and recorded on the Wagon record lable. He was preceded in death by father Lonnie Deal Seabolt, Sr. brothers, Robert and Ronnie Seabolt, sisters, Sue Martin, Jean Davis and Kathryn Seabolt. Survivors include: mother, Gladys Kent Seabolt of Murphy, , daughters, Kelly Seabolt of Boring, OR, and Sarah Brinke of Murphy, brothers, David Seabolt of Boring, OR, Ray Seabolt of Murphy, and Ben Seabolt of Murphy, sisters, June Earwood of Macon, Ga., Joyce Wright, Francis Dockery both of Murphy, grandchildren, Brandi Seabolt, Cody Seabolt, and Chase Brinke. Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 15, 2004 at 2 p.m. from the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel where the Reverend Calvin Murphy officiated. Music was provided by Linda Seabolt. Serving as pallbearers were: Michael Seabolt, Jimmy Wright, Donald Ware, Ronnie Graham, Dwayne Buchanan, Donnie Graham. Interment followed in the Hiawassee Baptist Cemetery. The Cochran Funeral Home of Murphy, was in charge of arrangements. Friends may send condolensces to the family at The Sentinel wishes to extend condolences to the family of Lonnie D. Seablot, Jr.

Suzanne Pratt Suzanne Pratt, 73, of Murphy, died Friday, Nov. 12, 2004 at the Murphy Medical Center. Ms. Pratt was a native of Leipsic, Delaware, and had lived in Murphy the past 10 years. She was the daughter of the late James Reynold and Maie Ennis Pratt. She was an animal lover and taught school most of her life. She is survived by her beloved pets, Buddy, Angel, Annie, Dolly, Leo and Cuddles. A circle of friends, Steven Proper, Elmer Colbert, Kelly Waldorf, Toni Lynn Butts and Ruth Scarboro, all of Murphy, Ruth Sloan of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Charles Berry DeFord of Little Creek, Delaware, Vic and Jean Minotty of Vero Beach, Florida; and a host of other friends.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations may be made in memory of Suzanne Pratt to the Valley River Humane Society, P.O. Box 658, Murphy, N.C. 28906. Townson Rose Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. The Sentinel extends condolences to the Suzanne Pratt family.

Edward Lee Panter Edward Lee Panter, 71, of Regal Street, Murphy, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004, at the VA Medical Center in Asheville. Mr. Panter was a native and lifelong resident of Cherokee County and was a son of the late Julius Hill and Dot Monkus Panter. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served 13 months in the Korean Conflict as a Sergeant in the Special Forces. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star awards. Mr. Panter was a carpenter and a painter and was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Murphy. Mr. Panter is survived by his wife of 51 years, Jean Morrow Panter; one son, Rickie Panter of Murphy; two brothers, Edgar Panter of Robbinsville, and Marvin Panter of South Carolina; one stepbrother, Richard Beasley of Robbinsville; three stepsisters, Dot Beasley of Murphy, Pauline Solesbee and Pearl Williams both of Robbinsville; two grandchildren, Khrisa Lamb and her husband Charlie of Murphy, and Nicole Panter, also Murphy; and one great-granddaughter, Emily Sue Lamb. Funeral services were held Nov. 14 at the Townson Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy. The Rev. Mitchell Rhinehardt and the Rev. David Edwards officiated. Burial was in the Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Murphy. Pallbearers were Howard Beavers, Cecil Allen, Henry Braswell, J. C. McCoy, Oscar Summers and Jack Lang. Military graveside honors were conducted by the V.F.W. Post 10222, Joe Miller Elkin American Legion Post 96 and D.A.V. Chapter 73. Townson Rose Funeral Home in Murphy was in charge of arrangements.

Carole Ann McPherson Baker Carole Ann McPherson Baker, 61, of Murphy, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004, at her home following a courageous battle with cancer. She was a native of Tampa, Florida, and moved to Murphy in 2000. She was a teller at RBC Centura Bank in Murphy. Carole was a daughter of Helen A. Williams McPherson of Tampa; and the late Richard Alton McPherson. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Timothy Dale Baker; a son, Timothy Dale Baker II and his wife Dawn of Tampa; a daughter, Melody Lynn Jolley and her husband Ryan of Tampa; a brother, Richard McPherson and his wife, Kim, of Murphy; two sisters, Helen A. Turner of Murphy, and Rebecca Holland and her husband, Bill, of Tampa; three grandchildren, Nathan Jolley, Kelsey Jolley and Taylor Baker; a special brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Don and Karen Baker of Tampa; several nieces and nephews in Tampa and Murphy; and a Special Angel; niece, Julie Savage of Huntington, West Virginia. A memorial service was held Nov. 13 at the Townson Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy. Chaplain Arnaldo Lugo officiated. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Memory of Carole Ann Baker to the Good Shepherd Hospice Agency, P.O. Box 465, Hayesville, N.C. 28904. Townson Rose Funeral Home

in Murphy was in charge of arrangements. The Sentinel extends condolences to the Carole Ann McPherson Baker family

Fred Henry Steindl, Jr. F r e d H e n r y Steindl, Jr., 71, of Murphy, d i e d Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004, at his home. A native of Hudson County, New Jersey; he was a Korean War Veteran serving with the U.S. Navy Sea Bee’’s. He retired in 2001 as a Rangemaster from the Palm Beach County, Florida Sheriff’’s Office. Mr. Steindl was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, the Elk Lodge and was of the Methodist Faith. He was a son of the late Fred Henry Steindl, Sr. and Gladys Webb Steindl and was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Steindl. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Ann Van Houten Steindl; two daughters and their husbands, Lynn V. and Pete LaCroix of Lake Worth, Florida, and Diane B. and David Ervin of Royal Palm Beach, Florida; five grandsons, Shane, Casey, Codi, Scott and Shawn; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Sunday, Nov. 21 at 1 p.m. at the West Palm Beach Elks Lodge 1352 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Donations may be made in Memory of Fred Henry Steindl, Jr. to the Make A Wish Foundation of Central and Western NC, 1327 Beaman Place, Suite 214, Greensboro, N.C. 27408. Townson Rose Funeral Home of Murphy is in charge of arrangements. The Sentinel extends condolences to the Fred Henry Steindl, Jr. family.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Memory of Mrs. Lorene Adams Moore, to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1151, Murphy, N.C. 28906. Townson Rose Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Sentinel extends condolences to the Lorene Norma Adams Moore family.

Ruby A. Moore Ruby A. Moore, 79, of Anderson Road, Andrews, died Monday, Nov. 15, 2004, at the Valley View Care and Rehabilitation Center in Andrews. She was a native and lifelong resident of Cherokee County. She worked at Owenby Manufacturing as a sewing machine operator for thirty years. Mrs. Moore was a member of the Valleytown Baptist Church and she enjoyed doing crafts and sewing. She was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Mimmie Brown Anderson and was preceded in death by her two brothers, Clauton Anderson and Paul Anderson. She is survived by three daughters and their husbands, Nancy and Bill Bristol, Dolores and Mickey Griggs and Judy and Ronnie Gregory, all of Andrews; four grandchildren, Jamie Allen, Amanda Sanchez, Michael Griggs and Nancy Rodriguez; a stepgrandson, Jeff Gregory; six greatgrandchildren; three nephews; and one niece. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Townson Rose Chapel in Andrews. The Rev. David Anderson, Rev. Ron McClure and Rev. Bob Miller will officiate. Burial will be in the Valleytown Cemetery in Andrews. Pallbearers will be Daniel Anderson, Danny Rich, Tony Rodriguez, Eddie Hoilman, Todd Hicks and Mike Allison. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Memory of Ruby A. Moore to the Valleytown Cemetery Fund, P. O. Box 1210, Andrews, N. C. 28901. Townson Rose Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The Sentinel extends condolences to the Ruby A. Moore family.

Cynthia ““Cindy”” Lea Stiles Cynthia ““Cindy”” Lea Stiles, 52, of Charlotte, formerly of Murphy, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004 in Charlotte. Cindy was a native of Cherokee County, and was a daughter of the late Calvin H. Stiles and Ruby Townson Stiles. She received her masters degree in speech and hearing from Western Carolina University, had a clinical practice for several years in Charlotte, and was currently a professor at Winthrop University. One of Cindy’’s students e-mailed this, ““Professor Stiles was an incredible, dynamic teacher and her personality just reached out to you even if you didn’’t know her that well. She touched all of us.”” Cindy is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Cal and Janet Stiles; a sister and brother-in-law, Carla Beth and Jerry Blossom; two nieces; a nephew; four great-nieces and nephews; and her faithful dog, Murphey. Graveside funeral services and burial was held Nov. 13 in the Sunset Cemetery in Murphy for friends and family. The Rev. George Yates officiated. Townson Rose Funeral Home in Murphy was in charge of arrangements. The Sentinel extends condolences to the Cynthia Lea Stiles family.

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Lorene Norma Adams Moore Lorene N o r m a A d a m s Moore, 81, of Lower Vengeance Creek Road, Marble, died Tu e s d a y, Nov. 9, 2004, at the Murphy Medical Center Nursing Home in Murphy. She was a native and lived most of her life in Cherokee County. She was a homemaker, enjoyed gardening and cooking and was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Moore was a daughter of the late Earl and Daisy Lunsford Adams; and was preceded in death by her husbands, Elbert Morgan and Lennel J. Moore; and a granddaughter, Briana Moore. She is survived by four sons, James Morgan and his wife, Louise Morgan and Charles Morgan and his wife, Juanita Morgan all of Marble; Jerry Moore of Hayesville, and Danny Moore of Andrews; a daughter, Mary Moore of Oak Ridge, Tennessee; a brother, Ralph Adams of Marble; a sister, Lillie Mae Roberts of Oak Ridge, Tennessee; and five grandchildren, Joshua Morgan, Derek Morgan, Sari Moore, LeAnn Moore and Trey Moore. Funeral services were held Nov. 12 at the Townson Rose Chapel in Andrews. The Rev. Jimmy McClure officiated. Burial was in the Valley River Baptist Church Cemetery in Andrews. Pallbearers were her sons, James Morgan, Charles Morgan, Jerry Moore and Danny Moore, and grandsons, Joshua Morgan, Derek Morgan and Trey Moore. Honorary pallbearers were Paul Walters and her two granddaughters, Sari Moore and LeAnn Moore.

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Bulldogs fall just short in playoff game in a 28-21 loss Bessemer City quarterback Geoffrey Shiver, on the first play of the fourth quarter, scored on a twoyard quarterback sneak to send the Yellow Jackets ahead 28-21. That completed a 64-yard drive in 13 plays. Josh Sullivan made a good return of the kickoff, taking the ball to the Murphy 47. However, the Dogs couldn’’t muster a first down and had to punt for only the second time in the game. Bessemer City made two first downs. On third and four at the Murphy 47-yard-line, the Dogs’’ defense finally showed up. Shane Whitlock, who rushed for 238 yards on 30 carries, was stopped by Logan Clonts after gaining two yards. The Yellow Jackets decided to go for it on fourth and two. Whitlock ran into the line but was met by several Dogs, led by Channing Wilson and David McLain, who pushed him back short of a first down.

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Cody Webb runs the ball for the Dogs. He gained an important first down on a 21-yard run. By Dwight Otwell Editor

the goal line. The Dogs’’ season ended with a 28-21 loss to Bessemer City.

mid-way in the fourth quarter. Bessemer City didn’’t punt the ball all night long.

Murphy had two chances in the last two minutes of the first round playoff football game to tie or win but couldn’’t get the ball over

The Yellow Jackets put their powerful, grind-it-out running game into gear and the Bulldogs were not able to stop them until

The Bulldogs countered with a good offensive game of their own, but they had to punt twice and that gave the Yellow Jackets the oppor-

Murphy took over at its own 44-yard-line with 6:34 left in the game. The Dogs began a methodical drive toward the endzone. Devon Johnson, Christian White and Andrew Chastain each ran to give the Dogs a first down at the Bessemer City 46. Cody Webb ran for six yards and White plunged into the middle for six more. After Sullivan was tackled for a two-yard loss, Cort McKeon threw an incomplete pass. But a roughing the passer penalty gave the Dogs life with a first and 10 from the Bessemer City 21. Chastain pushed and pulled defenders several yards, completing a 13-yard run at the 8-yardline. White gained four yards through the left side of the line. Chastain dived through the line toward the goal but the ball came loose and Bessemer City recovered at the 1-yard-line. There was 2:03 left on the clock. The steam went out of the excited Murphy crowd. Bessemer City got one first down, but then Whitlock fumbled and Shane Reid recovered the ball at the Bessemer City 14 with 49 seconds remaining in the game.

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Andrew Chastain (#42) plunges through the line. He scored three touchdowns against the Yellow Jackets, but the Dogs lost 28-21 to end their season. tunity to jump out front. At one time, Bessemer City led 21-7, but the Bulldogs came back to tie it 2121.

On first down, McKeon fired a pass just off the fingertips of a receiver. Chastain ran around the left side for three yards. Murphy called timeout. McKeon passed incomplete into the endzone. On fourth and eight, McKeon passed right to Timmy Williams but the pass was broken up by a Yellow

Jacket defender and the Dogs narrowly missed a chance to tie and send the game into overtime or win with a two-point conversion. Coach David Gentry said if the Dogs had scored, he would probably have gone for the twopoint conversion, which if successful, would have given the Dogs the win. That is because Murphy hadn’’t been able to stop Bessemer City’’s offense all night. Gentry said he didn’’t call the right plays on the Bulldogs’’ last chance with 50 seconds left. There wasn’’t enough time to run the ball in, but Bessemer City dropped back in four-deep coverage and the receivers weren’’t open. ““The whole ball game can be wrapped up in us not being able to stop them,”” Gentry said. ““But the kids never quit. ““We could move the ball all night. We got 21 first downs. But they got 22 (first downs) with 20 being by the run. ““It was very disappointing for the kids, the staff and the fans.”” Bessemer City received the opening kickoff and its big linemen used their strength to push the Bulldog defenders back as Whitlock did most of the running. Bessemer City went 80 yards in 15 plays, taking up two-thirds of the first quarter before the Bulldogs got the ball. The Bulldogs began their own time consuming drive. They went 69 yards in 13 plays. On third and five from the Murphy 36, White ran the middle for six yards and a first down. On second and seven, White ran through the middle for 14 yards and a first down at the Bessemer City 25. The first quarter ended with Bessemer City leading 7-0. Murphy continued its drive in the second quarter as McKeon completed a pass to Williams for eight yards. On third and eight at the 13, McKeon passed again to Williams for 10 yards and a first down at the three. Chastain cashed in for the Dogs by running three yards for the TD. The extra point by Jonathan Furst tied the game at 7-7. However, Bessemer City went back to work, taking only two plays to go ahead again, with Whitlock breaking through the line for a 70yard TD run. This put the Yellow Jackets up 14-7. The Dogs went three and out and Bessemer City responded with a 61-yard drive in six plays to send the Yellow Jackets ahead 217.

With things looking down, Murphy got the kickoff and moved 80 yards in nine plays. McKeon started it off with a 13-yard pass to Sullivan. Chastain ran for nine yards and White rumbled through the middle for 11. On third and four, McKeon passed to Jeremy White for 14 yards but an ineligible receiver penalty made it third and nine. However, White ran through the middle for 14 yards and a first down at the 32. McKeon passed to Williams for 12 yards and a penalty against Bessemer City put the ball at the 10-yard-line. Chastain ran the middle for eight yards and finished the job by gaining two yards for a touchdown to make the score 2114 in favor of Bessemer City at the half. The Bulldogs got the second half kickoff and marched 64 yards in 13 plays, taking up almost half of the third quarter. The Dogs did all the damage on the ground with runs by Chastain, White and a 21yard Cody Webb run. Chastain got his third touchdown of the game by jumping over a defender on the ground and into the endzone for a two-yard TD run. That tied the game 21-21. However, Bessemer City had one more touchdown drive left in it and the Dogs couldn’’t punch it in on two late possessions near the goal. Murphy Bulldogs team stats First Downs: Murphy 21, Bessemer City 22 Rushing: Murphy 38 attempts for 209 yards, Bessemer City 49 attempts for 328 yards Passing: Murphy 5-11-0 for 48 yards, Bessemer City 2-4 for 47 yards Fumbles: Murphy Bessemer City 3-1


Penalties: Murphy Bessemer City 4-33


Murphy Bulldogs individual stats Rushing: White 11-96, Chastain 15-67 and three touchdowns, Webb 4-28, Sullivan 5-18, Passing: McKeon 5-11 for 48 yards. Receiving: Williams Sullivan 1-13, White 1-5.


Defense: McLain 13 tackles and one forced fumble, Clonts nine tackles, Silver five tackles and one fumble recovery, Hass five tackles, Wilson five tackles, Chastain four tackles and Reid four tackles and one fumble recovery.

04-05 Murphy High Cheerleaders Trish Golden/Sentinel photo

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The Bulldogs and Yellow Jackets fought each other fiercely Friday night. The offenses had the upper hand as both teams moved the ball via the running game.

Andrews Wildcats give the Elkin Bucking Elks something to buck about Even though the Bucking Elks won 34-10 over the Wildcats, Andrews High School football coach, Kevin White, said the Wildcats played a whole lot better than the last two years they played against the Elkin Bucking Elks. ““We scared them this time. If we could have taken away

two mistakes by the Cats we would have won by half-time. I’’m real proud of the team. It wasn’’t very far into the game when the Elks realized they would have to work to win this game. It was a nice way to end the season,”” said White.

The Murphy High School Cheerleader have worked hard this season keeping the football fans pumped up. The cold nights didn’’t hender them from cheering on the audience and keeping spirits high. Front: (L-R) Brittany Gibson, sophomore; Holly Stiles, senior; Heather Dillion, senior, Back: (L-R) Megan Curtis, sophomore Brooke Tanney, senior, Jordan Hogsed, sophmore, Paige Mease, sophomore, and Kimberly Roberson, sophomore.


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COMMUNITY Veterans Day programs and Murphy tree lighting

Santa Claus showed up at the tree lighting ceremony in Suzanne Major plays the bells at the First Annual Tree Murphy Friday. With Santa are Sandra Hogsed, Dwayne Lighting Ceremony in Murphy. Hogsed and Sophia Hogsed.

Staff Sergeant Mark Kephart, from the 210th Military Police unit, presents the colors at the Murphy High Robert Heard presents flag School Veterans Day program. at Veterans Day service.

The Murphy High School Chorus, under the direction of Betty Sue Cowan, performed two Veterans Day programs on November 10.

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Dwight Otwell Veterans honored their country in Murphy on Veterans Day despite a cold rain.

Sentinel photos Jerry and Ray Wilson play and sing patriotic songs at the Veterans Day service Thursday at Memorial Park in Murphy. Cherokee County has sustained the loss of 116 veterans in four wars.

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SCHOOL MES thanks Country Side Tractor for their help in the Fall Carnival Murphy Elementary School and Gloria Dockery’’s kindergarten class would like to take this opportunity to say a special thank you to all of the employees of ““Country Side Tractor”” on Andrews Road in Murphy. We have held our annual Fall Carnival for the past four years. For those four years Country Side Tractor has so graciously provided us with a great tractor and trailer along with a very kind person who gave their entire Saturday to take children on hayrides. Please know how very much we appreciate your kindness and generosity.

Career & Technical education teachers honored

student at MMS, was one of the speakers during Career Day. He had just recently returned to the states from Iraq. He spoke on careers in the military and how these careers correlate with civilian occupations. There was a special assembly in the gym where MSG Nichols presented an American flag and a Certificate of Sentinel photo submitted Authenticity to MMS. Brandon Nichols, student, MGS Daniel Nichols, Dalton The flag flew on October Mallonee, SGA President-student, and Mike Rogers, MES 2004 over Camp Principal. MGS Daniel Nichols presented MES with an Fernandez-Long-Plank, American flag flown over Iraq. Iraq, an American base used for the Global War on Murphy Middle School’’s tunities within differing pro- Terrorism. The principal, annual Career Day was held fessions and the level educa- Mike Rogers, and Dalton October 29. Nineteen speak- tion and/or training needed Mallonee, SGA president ers spoke to the students for each occupation. accepted the flag and certifiabout careers, informing MSG Daniel E. Nichols, cate on behalf of the school. them about the career oppor- father of Brandon Nichols, a

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Cherokee County Schools Career and Technical Education teachers were honored on November 8 for the remarkable strides made by students over the last three years. ““Most school systems don’’t do what we did for three years in a row,”” said John Sugg, director of Career & Technology Education. In 2002, Cherokee County Career and Education students ranked 45 out of 117 school systems in test scores. That ranking jumped to 32nd in the state in 2003 and 15th in the state in 2004. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jeanette Hedrick called a mandatory meeting for Nov. 8 of Career and Technical Education instructors. They didn’’t know the reason for the meeting. ““I am so very, very proud of what has happened,”” said Cherokee County School Board Chairman Mary Ruth Keller. ““We were (at one time) at the bottom and now we are only 15 from the top.”” Hedrick said, ““My hat is off to all of you. Your test scores

Murphy Middle School Career Day held

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Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers were honored on November 8 at the Cherokee County Schools Central Office. CTE scores on tests have climbed steadily for the past three years. Cherokee County CTE students ranked 15th in the state in 2004. have skyrocketed. You have put people out who can go into the work force or to (community or technical) college.”” Hedrick said the Career and Technical Education department is now in the top 10 percent of school systems in the state. Career and Technical Education students are as important as any in the school

system, she said. Teachers who were honored were Nancy Dickey, Cindy Martin, Nancy Paine, Rhonda Rhodes, Hoyt Robertson, Jo Thompson and Jamie Savugot. Martin was recognized because in spring semester 2004, all three of her classes achieved 100 percent proficiency.

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828-835-7997 Dr. Sherry Bramlett Hours: Mon. 12-6:30 p.m., Tues. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Wed. 12-6:30 p.m. Thurs. CLOSED, Fri. 9 a.m.-12p.m.-2-6p.m.

Law Offices of

Linda S. Fowler, P.C Attorney

2019 US 64 W P.O. Box 1055 Murphy NC 28906

PHONE: (828) 835-8891 FAX: (828) 835-8893

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Murphy Elementary first grade students of Sharon Westmoreland and Melissa Johnson enjoyed the Children’’s Theatre presentation of Little Red Riding Hood on September 29. The students attended the play at Young Harris College campus. Pictured are Zach Nicely, Jennifer Barton, Kayla Ledford, Cory Lovingood, Serena Singh, Fatimah Munshi, Hayden Hughes, Lacy Whitaker, Kendall Sheffey, Dillon McRae, J.T. Pendergrass, Mackenzie Miller, Westley Graves, Harrison Duncan, Ryan Jacob Henry, A.J. Ott, Kevin Edwards, Cheyenne Arnold, and Alicia Gentry. (Not pictured: Allison LeQuire)


November 17, 2004

SCHOOL/COMMUNITY CC Even Start study pumpkins and spiders Murphy Adventist School honor roll Sentinel photo submitted

(L-R) Jessica W i l s o n , M e l o n y R o g e r s , Leighann Lee, Sadie Graves, D e s t i n y Seabolt and H e a t h e r Crawford

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Parents and students enjoy a day at the Pumpkin Patch.

Cherokee County Even Start finished up a month of studying about pumpkins and spiders with a trip to the Pumpkin Patch and a ““spider”” party. The children and their parents enjoyed the hayride, petting zoo, and a maze at the Pumpkin Patch in Blairesville, Georgia. Each child received a pumpkin to take home. The Even Start Family Literacy Program is open to all families in Cherokee County that have a child between the ages of 2 and 7 and the parents/guardians need GED, improved basic skills, and/or citizenship. Openings are still available. Call Cathy Brown at 835-8904 for more details.

Ranger Elem./Middle School honor rolls First Grading Period A & A/B Honor Rolls 3rd - A: Will Hamby, Casey Hawkins, Ashley Raper, Austin Satterfield, Colby Little, Hanna Harris, Hannah Tatum, Jared Watson. A/B: Isaiah Cordell, Krislyn Gordon, Aaron Walker, Gretchen White, Luke Beavers, Espy Braswell, Levi Bryant, Carmen Martin, Josh Rhodes, Jessica Schlienz, Thai Welborn, Larry Worsham, Andrea Dillard, Kylie Green, Jordan Israel, Sheldon Johnson, Clayton Wood. 4th - A: Drew Allen, Emily Beaster, Amy Brooks, Houston Daniel, Tommy Gregory, Courtney Mosley, Andrea Walker. A/B: Hallie Eller, Kendall Haney, Ross Knight, Alex Lovingood, Katie Robinson, Patrick Wright, C. J. Beaver,

Kody Bernier, Tori Golden, Isaac Hayes, Caleb Hendershot, Lucas Kilpatrick, Chelsey Lovingood, Kevin McKenzie, Tyler Shields. 5th - A: Emily Figueroa, Matthew Herr, Felycia Tatum. A/B: Jared Cheeks, Seth Curtis, Hudson Forrister, Madeline Gilley, Breane Kaylor, Ashlee Martin, Ashley Starnes, Jacob Rhodes. 6th - A: Kayla Cook, Garion Smith, Sara Beaster, Scott Braswell, Heather Carpenter, Chase Heier, Bryan Keasler, Kylie Keen, Ben Loudermilk. A/B: Kyle Bernier, Samuel Forrister, Cassie Little, Chad Macaluso, Rebecca Oakowsky, Victoria Oakowsky, Baron Roberts, Carson Shields, Hannah Shope, Laurie Smith, Cameron Smith, Eddie Terry, Justin Abernathy, Austen

Anderson, Bethany Daddona, Alex Head, Martin Jones, Dillon McDonald, Ryan Mileti, Christina Shields, Jesse Beaver. 7th - A: Jordyn Beavers, Logan Daniel, Stephanie Raper, Bethany White, Jessica Garrett. A/B: Nicole Emerick, Alexius Helton, Nathan Howard, Brittany Stiles, Adeleshia Walker, Landon Wells, Jesse Hunt, Aaron Howard, Samantha Tanner. 8th - A: Kristin Byers, Brittney Dockery, Cynthia Bruce, Heath Curtis, Keith McKenzie, Andrew Nichols, Sara Posey. A/B: Tyler Bailey, Melissa Ball, Cory Cheeks, Charles Devine, Lay Garland, Patrick Tatman, Logan Edwards, Sam Gampel, Kayla Jackson, Leah Johnson.

Rachel Reid turns one! Sentinel photo submitted

Rachel Elizabeth Reid turned one year old on November 17, 2004. She celebrated with her family at her home on November 13th at 1:00 pm. Rachel was very excited to open presents and visit with her guests. She enjoyed her own cake, made by her big sister Emily. Rachel

Kimball appointed chamber director

Sande Kimball of Murphy has been appointed to head up the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce as its new executive director effective Nov. 15. The chamber board made its announcement at a meeting held Monday. Kimball, former managing editor of the Cherokee Sentinel, is looking forward to an opportunity to help build business and tourism in the county. ““I am eager and am looking forward to good things

ings, businesses and people during the three years she was with the Sentinel. ““I feel I have an understanding of the issues affecting our county and the far western North Carolina region, and I am ready to face this next challenge as the chamber’’s director. I have been active in community organizations including the chamber and Heritage Partners. I believe in leading by example and I support the chamber’’s ‘‘Buy Local’’ campaign.”” Kimball has nearly 30 years experience working for community newspapers across the country. She and her husband, Ray, a retired U.S. Navy officer and retired GE Aircraft Engines marketing manager, are the parents of six and grandparents of two. Their empty nest has been filled with three Labrador retrievers, Maggie, Max and Molly. Kimball can be reached by calling the chamber office, 828-837-2242.

Rachel Aldrich, 7th grade Caroline Kelley, 7th grade Katie Parker, 8th grade Perfect Attendance: Reese King, 1st grade Kayla Stiles, 1st grade Anthony Swan, 1st grade Elizabeth Schutte, 2nd grade Brittany Goolsby, 3rd grade Victoria Schutte, 4th grade Kelli Kleckner, 5th

grade Stephen Dickey, 5th grade Rachel Aldrich, 7th grade Caroline Kelley, 7th grade Caroline Schutte, 8th grade Eric McKay, 9th grade Miahdel Urboda, 9th grade Lauren Kelley, 10th grade Samantha McKay, 10th grade Dyan Urboda, 10th grade.

Andrews Middle School honor roll ““A”” Honor Roll-6th Garde Alisha Allen, Ashya Brooks, Avery Carpenter, Collin Gray, Erika Hicks, Kaitlyn Hohmann, Regan Jordan, Bekah Maennle, Jennifer Owenby, Emily Phillips, Garce Raper, Jacob Reid, Daniel Warren, John White ““B”” Honor Roll-6th Grade Briana Chase, Justin Chastain, Beth Coffey Tiffany Cole, Brenda Collins, Jessica Crisp Chris Currin, Windi Freeman, Colin Gray, Kameron Hancock, Adam Hardin, Jeremiah Jacobs, Jesse James, Regan Jordan, Hannah Lands, Hunter Mashburn, Carleigh Nelson, Anna Purser, Shane Rogers, Megan Sivers, Melody Synnestvedt

““A”” Honor Roll - 7th Grade Britney Brehm, LaShonda Devore, Avery Gibson, Amber Spense, Astrid Weaver, Jill West, Colby White. ““B”” Honor Roll-7th Grade Megan Cable, Dakotah Carringer, Allison Cearley, Lindsay Chance, Kristina Cockran Justin Hopkins, Heather Lands, Danielle Prendergast, Hailey Rogers, Chesla Waldroup, Lucus Watson, Jackie Whitaker Elizabeth Younce ““A”” Honor Roll-8th Grade, Chris Ackerman, Serenity

Allison, Tiffany Hicks, Emily Kilpatrick, Brittany Lee, Carolyn McClure, Devin Miller, Lori Morgan, Bobbilyn Owenby, Mandy Reese ““B”” Honor Roll-8th Grade Ashley Barnum, Andrew Bateman, Chase Davis, Thomas Davis, Kolbe Dooley, Jessica Foster, Shana Franks, Chris Hamilton, Emily Haney, Danielle Hedden, Landis Hooper, Alyssa Lovingood, Justin Luther, Lyndsay Malone, Megan McDonald, Stephanie Phillips, Shay Simpson.

Mr. Greg Swain Andrews 6th Grade Science

Mr. Swain is a native of Murphy and graduated from Western Carolina State University with a BS in Middle School Mathematics and Science Education. Mr. Swain and his wife, Pam, have three children-Taylor, Graham and Joe. When Mr. Swain is not busy with the Hiwassee Dam Volunteer Fire Department, the Cub Scouts Pack 420, or officiating at football games, he enjoys dabbling at woodworking.

wishes to thank all those who attended her party and made her first birthday so special. Rachel is the daughter of Brian and Melissa Reid of Murphy. She is the granddaughter of John and Sheila Snow and Louis and Kathy Reid all of Murphy.

happening in our beautiful, friendly county,”” Kimball said. Her immediate goals include making it easy to do business in Cherokee County. ““I hope to bring all businesses and their ideas, from Topton to the Tennessee line, into the Cherokee County Chamber,”” she said. ““I will also continue to build on the chamber’’s foundation of promoting tourism and expanding the retail and service bases in the county.”” One of the major duties of a chamber is to provide visitors and prospects with important information about the county, from its land mass to its demographics, recreational facilities and events, school system and business resources. ““I’’ve always enjoyed working with people and helping them succeed. If I leave just one little seed behind for future generations to grow from, I will be a happy camper.”” Kimball said she acquired a solid knowledge base of the county’’s governmental work-

Murphy Adventist School, the following attained these commendable goals. "A" Honor Roll Kayla Stiles, 1st grade Victoria Schutte, 4th grade Caroline Schutte, 8th grade "A, B" Honor RollReese King, 1st grade Sergei Miles, 2nd grade Travis Lovingood, 4th grade

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MAN IN WHEELCHAIR, TWO arms, two legs, can’’t walk. Looking for female companion. Must be over 35. Leave message, will return. Looking for QUALITY YARD & HOME lady who needs nice home. CARE SERVICES, INSURED, 828/837-7736. LANDSCAPE DESIGN; PLANTWWF AGE 49 LOOKING for ING; GRASS SEEDING; AER- companion between ages of 50 ATING;MOWING; TREES TOP- to 65 for long term relationship PED; EMOVED; PRESSURE possible marriage. Must be fiWASHING; DECK REPAIR; nancially secure. Send correPAINTING. GUTTERS spondence to P.O. Box 1018 CLEANED; GUARDS INSTAL- Hayesville, NC 28904. LED. CALL DOUG 828 389Pets & Livestock 2066


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Organist Position Available Andrews First Baptist Church has a position available for a church organist. The position involves playing for Sunday morning and Wednesday night services. Please send resumes to Andrews First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 427, Andrews, NC 28901. Inquiries can be made to the church at 828-3215112.

CLASSFIED CALL 837-6397 ABSOLUTE AUCTION Sat. Nov. 27th 11:00 AM Sharp! Murphy, NC On-Site Auction to liquidate contents of home and garage. 1993 Lumina auto, boat w/trolling motor, fishing equipment, lots of tools, antiques, collectibles, household furniture and kitchen wares. For additional information call

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The Sentinel

EMPLOYMENT & LEGAL Holiday Adoption Bake Sale Patriotic Hometown Christmas Celebration Parade

Employment Help Wanted ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, IMMEDIATE OPENING, flexible hours, some weekend duty. High pressure environment. GA call 379-6683; NC call 389-4818 HEALTH MINDED, OUTGOING, RESPONSIBLE person wanted for reception/retail position at Wellness Center in Murphy. Hours needed 3-8pm M-F. Call (828) 321-3102 for employment. LOCAL EXPANDING MOVING COMPANY has openings for part time drivers and helpers. 828-389-4818 or 706-379-6683. MCDONALD’’S OF MURPHY & ANDREW’’S now hiring for crew and management. Full and Part-time, all shifts. Please apply in person. NEEDED A REAL ESTATE sales person, licensed, self starter for friendly locally owned office. CALL MARGARET WARNER, WARNER REALTY (828)837-8777 NOW HIRING - ADMINISTRATION / Customer Service Assistant - 40 = hours per week must have excellent work ethic and ability to handel pressure computer skills needed - good communication skills a must competitive benefits package apply in person at Eller & Owens Furniture - Murphy, NC location PART TIME HELP for local moving company. 706-896-1574 RESIDENTIAL COUNSELOR NON-PROFIT SPECIALIZING in Group Homes for female adults with developmental Disabilities is seeking FT RC in Hayesville. Pay $8 - 10/hr plus benefits. PT on-call positions also available. Valid drivers license and HS diploma or equivalent required. Fax resume to 828389-0133. EOE

The Valley River Humane Society is having a Huge Bake Sale and a Home for the Holidays Adoption event at Wal-Mart on Saturday November 20th from 10 to 4. There will be lots and lots of home made cookies, cakes, breads and more. The Valley River Humane Society is participating in the Iams "Home for the Holidays Campaign". The Home for the Holidays is a national campaign to find homes for 300,000 shelter animals this holiday season. If you are interested in adopting please come out and find a new loving dog or cat at our adoption trailer. If you can't adopt please sponsor a shelter animal for $20. By sponsoring an animal you will help a shelter dog find a new home for the holidays. If you can't adopt or sponsor, please

support your local animal shelter by saying thanks. The week of November 713th, is "National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week." The shelter operates 365 days a year saving animals in our community with very little thanks. For one week a year the Humane Society of the United States recognizes the dedication of shelters and the people who work tirelessly by taking in homeless animals, giving them food, water and shelter. They rescue injured or abused animals and reunite pets with their owners. I hope you will send a thank you card to those who dedicate themselves to this work, take a tour of the shelter, keep on giving. I thank you and hope to see you at our Huge Bake Sale and Adoption event at Wal-Mart.

SAFETY TIPS . . . Murphy Police Department tips when out and about or at work Be Prepared Always be alert and aware of the people around you. Educate yourself concerning prevention tactics. Be aware of locations and situations which make you vulnerable to crime, such as alleys and dark parking lots.

EBCI Job Announcement 1. Program Supervisor-Transit 2. LPN-(Weekends) Tsali Care Center 3. Teacher-2 Positions-Child Care 4. Speech Therapist-Home Health 5. Office Clerk-Election Board 6. Clinical Assistant (C.N.A. or MOA)-Diabetes 7. Community Facilitator-Ayega 8. Administrative Assistant-Contract Health Anyone interested in picking up a job application or job description should see Jessica Lambert or Angie Wolfe or call 497-8117. Closing date for these positions will be Monday, November 29th, 2004 at 4:00 p.m. due to Thanksgiving Holiday. Indian Preference does apply and a current job application must be submitted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a Tribal application.

Chatuge Regional Hospital and Nursing Home Affiliated with Union General Hospital

Positions Available

Street Precautions Be alert to your surroundings and the people around you, especially if you ar alone or it is dark. Whenever possible, travel with a friend. Stay in well-lighted areas as much as possible. Walk close to the curb. Avoid doorways, bushes, and alleys where someone could hide. Walk confidently, and at a steady pace. Make eye contact with people when walking. Do not respond to conversation from strangers on the street, continue walking. If you carry a purse, hold it securely between your arm and your body.

LPN - Nursing Home 2 for 7pm-7am (Full Time) 2 for 7am-7pm (Full Time) RN Unit Manager – Nursing Home Days - Full Time Physical Therapist and PT Assistant For Hospital and Outpatient Services Apply at Union General Hospital (706-745-2111) or Chatuge Regional Hospital (706-896-2222) Good benefit package includes Insurance, PTO, Sick leave, Retirement and Credit union. Sparks Fund Scholarship available to advance nursing careers. All interested applicants should contact Rita Bradshaw, Human Resource Director 706-896-2222, ext. 199. EEO

CREDITOR’’S NOTICE 04 E 194 Having qualified as CoExecutors of the Estate of Jessie Mae Smith Barnett deceased, late of Cherokee County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the Estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned at 880 Barnett Road, Murphy, NC on or before the 18th day of February 2005, 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 10th day of November, 2004. Samuel Franklin Barnett Barbara Lee Barnett Berrong Co-Executors of the Estate of Jessie Mae Smith Barnett, deceased 11/17-12/08

EBCI Job Announcement 1. Lead Teacher 2. Pharmacist Manager - Urgent Care 3. Security Life Safety Technician-Facility Management 4. Teacher-4 Positions 5. Teacher’s Assistant 6. Dental Assistant-Children’s Dental 7. Budget Processor II-Budget & Finance 8. PHN RN-Community Health 9. Auditory I-Internal Audit 10. Case Support Professional2 Positions-Analenisgi 11. Intake Coordinator-Analenisgi Anyone interested in picking up a job application or job description should see Jessica Lambert or Angie Wolfe or call 497-8117. Closing date for these positions will be Friday, November 19th, 2004 at 4:00 p.m. Indian Preference does apply and a current job application must be submitted; Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a Tribal application.

RNs - Hospital, 7 pm - 7 am (Full Time) RN or LPN for ICU, ACLS Certified, PRN

Downtown Murphy’’s annual parade will be a Patriotic Hometown Christmas Celebration Parade on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. This year’’s parade will have our local 210th MP’’s as Grand Marshals. This will give our community an opportunity to see our local men and women who served our country in Iraq and give them the recognition they deserve. There will be trophies for the patriotic theme and trophies for the Christmas theme for community and business groups. Each of the three categories will have first, second and third place, and honorable mention. There is no entry fee. Everyone must fill out an entry form to be in the parade. These forms are available at the City Hall or the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce or you may call 837-6821 to receive one by email or mail. There will be a Christmas

Fair in the Pocket Parks in downtown beginning at 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. that will feature food, music and crafts. Entertainment will be available and all the downtown merchants will be open for holiday shopping. A reviewing stand will be in place for local and state elected officials. Everyone is encouraged to bring a new unwrapped toy and place it on the steps of the

Murphy First United Methodist Church for the Toys for Tots. Our goal is to have the steps completely covered to make Christmas happy for our needy children. There will be something for each member of the family to enjoy so make plans to be downtown on this day.

EBCI Job Announcement Intake Technician-Domestic Violence Anyone interested in picking up a job application or job description should see Jessica Lambert or call 497-8117. Closing date for these positions will be Friday, November 19th, 2004 at 4:00 p.m. Indian Preference does apply and a current job application must be submitted; also note that resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a Tribal application.

CIHA JOB ANNOUNCEMENT 1. Medical Officer Anyone interested should pick up an application and job description from Christine Toineeta at the Cherokee Indian Hospital between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Indian preference does apply and a current job application must be submitted. Resumes will not be be accepted in lieu of a CIHA application. Open until 11/12/04

Stanley Furniture Company, Inc.

has a career opportunity for you! Build your future. Being a Stanley associate is more than a job, it’s a partnership that offers competitive wages and benefits that include: Competitive pay • 401K plan with match • Flexible Medical • Dental • Prescription Drug Card • Tuition Refund • Seniority Recognition Bonus Plan • Vacation • Holidays • Credit Union • Student Scholarship • Furniture Discounts • Take pride in workmanship that will be recognized as a leading manufacturer of wood furniture in the upper-medium price range of the residential market. Stanley has a diversified product line of bedroom, dining room, occasional, entertainment, youth and home office furniture and offers a quality product at an exceptional value.

IMMEDIATE OPENINGS In Several Departments Stanley is an Equal Opportunity Employer EOE/M/F Pre-employment drug screen is required. 100 50 0 Continuous Improvement

Stanley Furniture Company, Inc. Robbinsville, NC • 828-479-3311

Creditor’’s Notice Having qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Wilma Josephine Arrowood Bandy, deceased, late of Cherokee County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned at 157 Hiwassee St., Murphy, North Carolina, on or before the 27th day of January, 2005, 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 21st day of of October, 2004. Carol Bandy Campbell Administrator of the Estate of Wilma Josephine Arrowood Bandy, deceased Darryl R. Brown Attorney for the Estate & Resident Process Agent Murphy, NC 28906 828-835-9496 10/27-11/17

The Following Positions Are Available Murphy Medical Center • Performance Improvement Coordinator (RN Required) • Pharmacy Tech-PRN • OR-RN (FT) • MED/SURG-RN (FT) • Dietary Aide (PT) • Housekeeping Aide (FT) To apply for positions, please contact the Personnel Department between 8:00a.m. and 4:30 p.m., or call

(828) 835-7683 Or send resumes to: Murphy Medical Center, Personnel Department 4130 US Highway 64E, Murphy, NC 28906 or Fax: (828) 835-7700.

NOVEMBER 17, 2004


The Sentinel

AUTO, RV & WATERCRAFT Cherokee County Sheriff’’s Report November 8 through November 15


1999 DODGE RAM 4X4 Pickup, diesel SLT Laramie Auto, November 8, 2004 A/C, PS, PB, PW, Full/Power Sharon Simpson, 33, of tilt, cruise, AM/FM stereo cassett. P/Mirrors, tint, running Murphy, DWI; Jill Kozma, 20, boards, bedliner, $15,850. of Andrews, assault inflicting 828/835-8748. serious injury and injury to per2001 DODGE RAM DIESEL. 2500 Quad cab, 4wd, auto, 8’’ pick-up, new Michelin tires, line-x bed liner since new, 96K miles, excellent condition $14,500. 828 8374252 1992 CHEVY LUMINA A1 running condition. 2 owners $1,700. 828/389-4636.

RVs/Recreation 1993 KAWASAKI BAYOU 300 ATV 4x4 $2,500. (828) 3891215 1994 HOLIDAY RAMBLER 5TH wheel trailer 35ft. Good Condition. 828/389-4178 USED CAMPERS AND MOTOR Homes. Blairsville RV Sales Inc. 6 Miles east of Blairsville on Hwy 76 (706)379-1984. New and used RV parts and service 706-379-2716

sonal property; November 9, 2004 Rebecca Morrow, 33, of Murphy, delivery of Schedule II Controlled Substance (felony); Leslie Conley, 28, of Andrews, obtaining a controlled substance by fraud; Randy Freeman, 24, of Andrews, assault on a female and communicating threats; Dylan Hoyt, 38, of Bryson City, failure to appear; Rebecca Morrow, 33, of Murphy, possession of drug paraphernalia; Levi Stalcup, 17, of Murphy, possession of a Schedule VI Controlled Substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and

Shirley Manson, 30, of Robbinsville, hold for Graham County; Glenda Stevens, 50, of Murphy, common law robbery; Joathan McDonald, 17, of Murphy, breaking and entering, injury to personal property, misdemeanor larceny and injury to real property; November 11, 2004 Stephane Mason, 25, of Murphy, larceny; Tony Carroll, 28, of Andrews, assault on a female; November 12, 2004 Shelly Spencer, 34, of Cherry Log, Ga., obtaining property by false pretenses; Angeliva Cheney, 27, of Murphy, accessory after the fact; Tommy Dockery, 32, of Andrews, failure to appear (two counts); Travis Sawvell, 19, of

Murphy Police Department Arrest Report

Arrests: 11/9 Jesse Dehart Sowerby, RV: Lot Rentals WM, 23, Murphy. Possession RV LOTS FOR RENT: 2535 SCH. VI; Possession Drug Honaker Road, just off Pat Col- Paraphernalia. well Road. All utilities available. OPEN YEAR ROUND, $100$115 per month. 706-745-1725.

altered license; Paulene Dowdle, 46, of Cherokee, hold for tribal; Ruth Ann McCoy, of Bryson City, hold for tribal; Jesse Sowerby, 23, of Murphy, possession of a Schedule VI Controlled Substance and possession of drug paraphernalia; Tommie Vermillion, 54, of Andrews, misdemeanor larceny, intoxicated and disruptive and resisting officers; November 10, 2004 Michael Pendergrass, of Andrews, impersonating a law enforcement officer and violation of release order; Ruth Taylor McCoy, 39, of Bryson City, serving time; Patrick Carringer, 18, of Andrews, probation violation (two counts); Cheri Lambert, 29, of Sylva, holding for Graham County;

11/12 Travis L. Sawvell, WM, 19, WI. Speeding 65/45.

11/13 Ramon Zepeda Hernandez, AM, 23, Murphy. No Operator License. 11/13 Jessica Dawn Moneymaker, WF, 17, Murphy. No Operator License. Investigations:

11-Accidents 4-Larceny 1-Obtain Prop Pretense 1-Domestic


Murphy, speeding 65/55 and no operators license; Robert Coker, of Murphy, 38, assault and injury to property; November 13, 2004 Dustin Graves, 26, of Murphy, assault on a female (two counts), misdemeanor child abuse and communicating threats; Gwen Vermillion, 54, of Topton, safekeeping; Anthony Chapman, 30, of Murphy, civil purge; Migule Badillo, 21, of Andrews, felony restraint, resisting public officer and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile; Ramon Hernandez, 23, of Murphy, no

operators license; November 14, 2004 Edward Green Sr., 42, of Murphy, assault (two counts), assault with a deadly weapon and failure to report hit and run; Edward Green Jr., assault injury to personal property; Taylor Johnson, 36, of Bryson City, safekeeping; Bryan Nichols, of Murphy, hit and run, leaving the scene and property damage; November 15, 2004 Tiffany Sharp, 18, of Blairsville, speeding 68/45 and no operators license;

of Murphy, Inc. Hwy 64 West 828-835-3939

Serious Protection. Killer Looks.



Citations Issued: 6 Assists: 9 Warnings Issued: 17

HUNTER’S SPECIAL Bring in your Hunting License & get $40 OFF any Bedliner!

““Why I Want To Be Tobacco Free”” Contest RAP Contest: Teens will submit lyrics to an original RAP that they compose on the theme ““Why I want to be Tobacco Free””. Submissions can be either electronic or in hardcopy format. The RAP’’s shall contain no offensive or violent language or mention any tobacco brand by name. Entries should be no longer than 30 seconds in length when performed. Finalists will be invited to submit an audio cassette of their RAP or may be invited to perform their RAP,

which may be videotaped. Photo Contest: Teens will submit original photo entries on the theme ““Why I want to be Tobacco Free””. Entries can be made either electronically or in hard copy format. The following rules apply; No identifiable tobacco brands shall appear in the photo. No nudity or obscenity Video Contest: Teens will submit videos no longer than 30 seconds in length. Videos can be submitted electronically or in mini-DV or VHS formats.

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The following rules apply: No identifiable tobacco brands shall appear in the video; No nudity or obscenity Art Contest: Teens will submit original art on the theme ““Why I want to be Tobacco Free””. Entries can be made either electronically or in hard copy format. Hardcopy entries must be 8.5 x 11 inches. The following rules apply: No identifiable tobacco brands shall appear in the art. No nudity or obscenity. Essay Contest: Teens will submit an essay that they have composed entitled ““Why I want to be Tobacco Free””. The essay will be approximately 500 words. The essay shall not contain any obscene language or mention any cigarette brands or tobacco companies by name. Entries must be received by November 30, 2004. All submissions become the property of the Health and Wellness Trust Fund. You must be between 13 and 18 years of age to enter. Please send entries via email to; "" or via regular mail to: Tobacco Reality Unfiltered Contest 311 Kitty Hawk Drive Morrisville, NC 27560 Prizes are: Overall First Place Winner: X-Box with Halo 2 Game, Overall Second Place: $200 gift certificate to Harry’’s Guitar Shop, Overall Third Place: $100 cash. Cash Prizes awarded for each category will be 1st Place $100, 2nd Place $50, and 3rd Place $25. If you are under 18, you must have a parent or guardian sign the submission form below and mail it to the address above.


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’00 MAZDA X-CAB B-4000 4X4- $10,288 Loaded - Auto - 4.0 - V-6 - 4 Door Power Windows, Locks - Tilt and Cruise Great Color - Good Miles! New Tires!

4 Door - Loaded - Only 33K Miles! Very Hard to Find Midsize Truck!


’02 HONDA ACCORD EX 4 DOOR - $14,988

Loaded - Leather - Sunroof New Michelins - Sharp Color Combo! Good Miles!

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’00 FORD MUSTANG GT $9,988


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’98 FORD EXPLORER SPORT 4X4 - $4,977

’01 FORD ESCORT ZX2 -$4,588

Loaded - Leather - 6 Disc CD - Rear Air Adj. Pedals - Heated Seats Like New!

’00 HONDA ACCORD EX -$7,988 2 Door - V6 - Auto - Leather - Sunroof Loaded Extra Sharp - Top of the Line


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