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Snow wins over Carpenter on close call by 284 votes By Dwight Otwell Editor

Bob Carpenter

John Snow

John Snow will be the new senator for North Carolina District 50. After a recount was completed, the 2004 unofficial election results made available Thursday showed that Democratic challenger Snow ended up with 284

more votes than incumbent Republican Senator Bob Carpenter. The final vote showed that Snow had 35,722 votes in the eight county district while Carpenter had 35,438 votes. The results of the November 2 general election showed Snow with a 337 vote lead. After provisional votes were counted, the lead

Questions surround emergency meeting By ALICE BLANTON Sentinel staff writer

A hornets’’ nest is buzzing again in Andrews. An emergency meeting was held in Andrews Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 5 p.m. for the purpose of a closed meeting on a personnel matter. The meeting was reportedly

called Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 4:30 p.m. Mayor Mitch Rhinehardt told the Sentinel he did not call this meeting, and was not sure exactly who did call it. He was informed by Town Manager Bill Green of the meeting. On Wednesday about 1:30 p.m. a board member notified him

the meeting had been cancelled. About 30 minutes later he was notified that the meeting was back on, to discuss a drug testing and safety issue. During the opening minutes of the meeting, the question was asked of Ellen Davis, town attorney, if this was in

shrank to 307. If a candidate in a non-state wide multi-county election doesn’’t win by more than 1 percent, the candidate with the lower vote total can call for a recount. Carpenter, an eight-term, 16-year state senator, called for a recount. Snow lost 23 votes in the recount, but that wasn’’t enough and Snow will become the district’’s new senate

representative. ““It has been stressful these last few weeks,”” Snow said Thursday from Maryland. ““We are greatly relieved. I had so many people working for me and helping me and my family worked so hard.”” Snow was in Maryland visiting his daughter and was going to New Jersey for a college roomSee CARPENTER/SNOW page 3A

Toys-for-Tots Santas breakfast


Missing woman found dead

By Hannah McLamb Assistant editor

A 21-year-old missing woman was found dead in Cherokee County last Friday morning. The young woman, Erin Marie Thompson, 21, of Denver, NC, was found

deceased in her 1989 white Chevy Beretta at the top of Scott Laney Hill at approximately noon Friday. Found by Reverend George Yates, of Murphy United Methodist Church, it was apparent that Thompson had died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning from the car’’s exhaust, said Sheriff Tony Woody of Clay County. The cause of death was corroborated by Sheriff Keith Lovin of Cherokee County, who reported Thompson’’s death was an apparent suicide. Thompson had been staying with her grandparents in Warne, NC. She was last seen by her grandfather the morning of Wednesday, November 17 on her way from Hayesville to

an appointment in Murphy. After waiting the required 48 hours, the family filed a missing person’’s report with the Clay County Sheriff’’s Department and Thompson’’s information was listed on NCIC and Missing Persons, said Sheriff Woody. Thompson’’s tag number showed up as having been run in Cherokee County and Sheriff Woody was asked to identify the body. Woody said that he believed the young woman and her boyfriend had recently broken up. The Cherokee County Sheriff’’s Department has no evidence of foul play, but Thompson’’s death is still under investigation.

Big bus drives point to DOT engineer By Dwight Otwell Editor

Hiwassee Dam Principal Kenny Garland used a big, yellow school bus and two students to make a point to the North Carolina Department of Transportation (DOT). Garland Friday took Cherokee County Superintendent of Schools Jeanette Hedrick and DOT Division Engineer Joel Setzer on a ride down Hwy. 294 and across the single-lane bridge that many have termed dangerous. He took along two high school students to help make his point. They were trying to assure

that plans to improve a twomile stretch of the winding road and to replace the bridge are not delayed. They were trying to get DOT to speed up the work, which is planned for 2007. Hedrick said she drove Setzer to Cherokee Lake. Garland brought an 8.5 foot wide school bus that normally travels Hwy. 294 transporting students to and from school. He drove the engineer across the bridge so he could see what it is like. ““My tires were on the white and yellow lines the whole way,”” Garland said. Garland brought along Hiwassee Dam High School

Student Government Association (SGA) President Matt Evans and SGA VicePresident Brandon Chastain, who told Setzer about the road. Chastain has had two accidents on Highway 294. Hedrick said that while they were with Setzer, a large volume of traffic was going both ways on Hwy. 294 so that Setzer got to see how busy the road can be. Setzer told Hedrick that DOT will begin right-of-way acquisition in 2005. The improvements will be to a 1.95 mile stretch of the highway, about a mile on either side of the bridge. The improvements See SPEED UP page 3A

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Daniel Green tells Santa what he wants for Christmas. Santa was at the Toys-ForTots Christmas breakfast held at Koo-Koos last Saturday. See more photos page 10A

Cherokee County schools make good marks on NC Report Cards By Dwight Otwell Editor

Cherokee County public schools continue to improve academically as six out of the school system’’s 13 schools were designated Schools of Excellence. That ties the record for the most Schools of Excellence the school system has ever

had. A School of Excellence is a school where at least 90 percent of students score at grade level and students made expected growth or more. The North Carolina School Report Cards were released by the state last week. The report cards show overall school district end-of-year test scores as well as the scores achieved by individual

schools. The report cards provide other information, such as score by subject and grade level, by gender. ethnic group, etc. Cherokee County Superintendent of Schools Jeanette Hedrick said the report cards are good reflections of the total school program. See REPORT CARDS page 3A

Seven local brothers fought in World War II By Dwight Otwell Editor

Seven Davis brothers, who grew up in Boiling Springs in Cherokee County, fought for their country in World War II. Six returned home after the war. One was killed and his name is on the monument at Memorial Park in Murphy. James Baxter Davis and Mary Jane Davis raised 13 children in the house James constructed in Boiling Springs. Seven of the eight boys were old enough to enter the service during WWII. Ned Davis, the oldest, was inducted into the Navy in March 1944. Max Davis, the next oldest,

was inducted into the Air Force ground crew in November 1942, although he later switched to the Army. Next oldest, Hall Davis, volunteered into the Navy in August 1942. Ray Davis was inducted into the Air Force in November 1943. Oid Davis volunteered into the Navy in July 1942. Don Davis was inducted into the Army in 1942. Sam Davis was inducted into the Air Corps in July 1943. Rex Davis, the youngest boy, was nine to 12 during the war. However, he served in the military between the mid-1950s and the early 1960s. Rex was proud of his seven older brothers who served in WWII. He remembers that families were given

blue stars representing sons serving in the military during WWII to put on a banner to place on the window. There wasn’’t enough space for seven stars on one banner so the Davis family had to combine two banners. Max, 91, moved to Ohio before the war, but he moved back to Boiling Springs for retirement and still resides in Cherokee County. Ten of the 13 children are still alive and four of the seven brothers who fought in WWII are still living. Sam, the youngest of those who served in WWII, is now 80. Rex is 71. Don was the only brother killed DWIGHT OTWELL/Sentinel photo in the war. Max’’s son, Bud Davis, said Don was killed in Germany by a Eight Davis boys and five girls grew up in this house in Boiling sniper near the end of the war. He is Springs. Seven of the boys fought in WWII. One was killed but the See BROTHERS page 5A others returned home from the war.

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November 24, 2004

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.

Abuse support 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.

LUNA Moms Club 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 infor-

mation, call 837-0867.

Action team 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;

Roundtable 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;


Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, 9 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.


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.

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 12-step 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.

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..

Library news -Murphy 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.;

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.

Peachtree community 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.

Brasstown potluck 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.

Quilting Classes In Nonnie’’s Attic, formerly Barb’’s

Dear Voters,

By Dwight Otwell Editor

While this is an exciting time for us, it is also very important to remember to thank Senator Bob Carpenter for his many years of dedicated service to the people of the 50th Senate District. Bob’s election for eight terms as Senator is truly an accomplishment for which to be proud. Finally, I would ask all the people of Senate District 50 to join together and support me as I begin to work for you in the State Legislature. I am humbled by the opportunity to represent the people of this district. I will work very hard for you and be an accessible and attentive Senator. Thank you for giving me this opportunity to serve! Most Sincerely, John Snow

Hundreds of voices will resound in the night sky on December 3 for ““Caroling Under the Stars - Have a Merry Murphy Christmas””. Letters have been sent to 100 churches inviting them to participate in the special community singing, which will be at 7 p.m. at the L&N Train Depot in Murphy. Everyone is invited to participate in this special evening. Beginning at 6 p.m., vendors will be on hand with hot

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.

Handgun Class

Concealed handgun class on December 4, great gift for Christmas. For further information please call Josephine at Cherokee County Sheriff Office 837-2589 ext 241.

John C. Campbell Folk School announces December Holiday Activities

Thursday, December 2, 2004 79pm HOLIDAY WREATH MAKING WORKSHOP Learn how to craft a lovely holiday wreath, using fresh greenery and fruit. The wreaths made during the workshop will be used to decorate the Folk School for the holidays. Free Workshop. Space limited. Contact the Folk School at 828-837-2775 to sign-up after 11/29. Saturday, December 4, 2004 9am12pm DECORATING PARTY A fun day of decorating the Folk School for the holidays. Light Lunch provided. Sunday, December 5, 2004 10-5pm FIRESIDE SALE Stroll through the beautifully decorated Keith House and visit with local and regional artists while you shop for one-of-

Murphy Public Library

Friends of Murphy Public Library will be selling the Library’’s award-winning chili as a fundraiser on Saturday, December 4 beginning at noon. The library’’s chili has earned seven trophies at the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Chili COok-Off since the first entering in 2004. Have lunch at the library before enjoying the annual Christmas Parade in downtown Murphy. The 7-Trophy Chili will be served in the meeting room and will come with bread, dessert and a drink for $5. Take-out will also be available. Don’’t miss this chance to enjoy Murphy Public Library’’s 7Trophy Chili! For more information, call the library at 837-2417.

Area Library Closings All branches of the Nantahala Regional Library will be closed on Friday, December 3. This includes Andrews Public Library, Graham County Public Library, Moss Memorial Library and Murphy Public Library. The libraries will reopen on Saturday, December 4.

The Cherokee County Retired School Personnel Association The meeting will be Monday, Dec. 6 at 1 p.m. in the Senior citizen Building in Murphy. turkey and all the fixins will be furnished. each member is requested to bring a side dish. this is the Association’’s Christmas dinner. A musical program will be presented and members are urged to be present.

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dogs, hamburgers, pizza, hot chocolate and hot cider. Radio Station WKRK will broadcast live at the event. Also, the singing will be recorded and CDs will be available five days later. Cost of the CDs will be $15 and churches can keep $5 of that amount for each CD sold. A song or caroling book and a gift guide will be available to each person present. Churches are urged to respond about participation as soon as possible by calling Frank Allen of The Forty-Niner Shopping Guide at (828) 837-

0039 or Marie Spigel of the Corner Candy Store at (828) 835-8821. Sponsors of the event are Badcock’’s Home Furnishings, The Forty-Niner Shopping Guide, Ground to Graphics Collision Center, Koo Koos Buffet & Grill, Moose Hollow Trading Company, Peachtree Restaurant, Peddler’’s Village, Real Vest Realty, the Cherokee Scout, the Corner Candy Store, Townson Rose Funeral Home, WKRK Radio Station and Mountain Candleworks.

Warning: Carpet scam artists The Murphy Police Department is warning area residents, especially the elderly, of a possible scam to sell or give away carpet, and also ways to help reduce the consumption of energy and heat cost during the winter months. Reports show that the white male(s) are generally well dressed (in dress slacks and dress shirts), middle aged. One subject could possibly be wearing glasses and is heavy set. Subject

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a-kind holiday gifts. Saturday, December 18, 2004 1 3pm KIDS CHRISTMAS PARTY Always an eagerly anticipated event at the Folk School, kids and adults from neighboring communities gather in the Keith House for a cheery afternoon of storytelling, music, games and a special visit from you know who.

Caroling Under the Stars will be December 3

Your enthusiastic support for me in our hard-fought election to the State Senate has been a real blessing, and I want to thank you for all of your help.

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is also known to wear a baseball cap. Reports further show that once the subjects are inside the residence they ask to measure the house and generally ask the homeowner for assistance with holding one end of the tape measure. While the house is being measured, the subject or other subject(s) steal money and other valuables. Reports show that the subjects are driving a late model gray or dark blue passenger car. If anyone has had any similar incidence occur within the last month, or has any further information please contact the Murphy Police Department at 828-827-2214.

Andrews Rescue Squad holds ““Burn the Mortgage”” celebration The Andrews Rescue Squad is hosting a ““Burn The Mortgage”” celebration on Dec. 18 at 5 p.m. at the Andrews Community Center on Main Street. We are extending a warm invitation to all past squad members as well as current members, and families to this momentous event. Chief Ray Frazier states that, ““It is only through the generous support of our friends and neighbors that this milestone has been achieved.

It only proves that the mission we carry out is supported and appreciated by those we serve.”” The celebration of the ““Note Burning”” will last from 5-6 p.m. Past squad members and their families are requested to join with current squad members and families for a covered dish dinner from 6 p.m. until finished. For more information contact Greg Long, Public Information Officer, 321-5704 or 361-4253.

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Snow/Carpenter: Snow wins after vote recount Continued from page 1A

mate’’s wedding. Snow, a district court judge for many years, said the first thing he needs to do is to take part in the freshman (senator) orientation. ““I need to take part in freshman orientation and set up an office in Raleigh,”” the Marble resident said. He said he has a lot to learn before the next session of the Legislature convenes on

January 26. ““I thank all the people who worked so hard and supported me in the election,”” Snow said. ““The election was so close and I was one of the few (Democrats) in this area who won.”” Carpenter said his only plans now are that he has no plans. He pointed out that he had 33 years working in banking and then 16 years as state

senator. ““I have had a lot of good successes along the way,”” Carpenter said. ““We have done a Herculean job. I hope the General Assembly will move ahead.”” Carpenter said he is especially pleased with the cancer legislation he sponsored and which passed into law and more recently the methamphetamine bill that passed, which he co-

sponsored. On the senatorial campaign, he said he was outspent about seven to one. About the close vote, he said, ““Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.”” Carpenter said he and his wife plan to visit and take care of each and ““enjoy the sunshine and snowy weather.”” Carpenter will stay busy working with the American

Legion, Smoky Mountain Mental Health committee, Rotary Club and other endeavors. ““I am glad we are in an area where people aren’’t afraid to say ‘‘I am a Republican’’ or ‘‘I am a Democrat or Libertarian’’””, he said. We are going to enjoy ourselves.”” The state elections board was to meet yesterday (Tuesday) to certify the official

statewide and district office count. The final vote breakdown for Cherokee, Clay and Graham counties are as follows: •• Cherokee County - Snow 5,999, Carpenter 5,031. •• Clay County - Carpenter 2,427, Snow 2,318. •• Graham County Carpenter 1,889, Snow 1,861.

Emergency meeting : Questions surround Andrews called emergency meeting Continued from page 1A

fact a legally called emergency meeting. Davis explained there are three types of meetings that can be held within the municipality, a regularly scheduled meeting, a special called meeting, which has to be announced, posted and published, with 72 hours advance notice, and then there is an emergency meeting which must be announced and posted and held within 24 hours. An emergency meeting is just what the name implies, a meeting to resolve something that is of an emergency situa-

tion. There is still a question in Mayor Rhinehardt’’s mind if an emergency meeting can be called by just two board members. Green advised The Sentinel that two aldermen, or the mayor, or mayor pro-tem can call an emergency meeting. At least one town alderman reportedly called for a drug test for a long-time, and wellrespected town employee. The town employee said he is at a loss to know why a drug test was requested, or why the aldermen thought there was a

safety issue. He said there had been only one incident of a safety issue about 14 years ago. He has not missed one day of work in 18 years, and works holidays, and at any hour of the night or day when a problem arises. Alderman Randy Hogsed told the Sentinel Friday, Nov. 19, that a ““serious issue came up that the town board felt that needed to be dealt with immediately, however, when we reviewed the town personnel ordinance, we decided to take no action at this time.””

The closed meeting was adjourned and the report from Davis following the meeting was that ““no action was taken.”” In reference to the town personnel policy, it was rumored that there was no such policy adopted for Andrews. Bill Green, town manager and finance officer said he had never seen one, and did not know of one. Mayor Rhinehardt also said he did not know of such a policy. However, Hogsed delivered a copy of the policy adopted in 1991, to the board, and to

Town Attorney Ellen Davis on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at the emergency meeting. Since no one other than Hogsed seemed to know about said policy, when he was asked where he got the copy, he would not comment, other than to say it was adopted in 1991. Another rumor was that each newly elected board had to either adopt the current policy or pass a new one for their term, or they would be operating without a personnel policy. Green said that North Carolina operated under the

‘‘Grandfather Clause.’’ In other words, a policy that was put in place at one time would stand until changed. Green further stated that the policy is very lengthy and the town attorney has ““probably not had time to read it in its entirety yet.”” One thing that was noted by Green is that the only stipulation in the policy regarding drug testing, has to do with law enforcement officers. Davis told the Sentinel that she has not had time to read the policy in it’’s entirety.

will start in 2006 instead of 2007 depends on the fiscal cycle and available funds. ““It was a good meeting,”” Hedrick said. ““The students made some good points. He

(Setzer) got in his pickup and said he was going to drive the entire Hwy. 294 and hopefully, make future plans for improvements (to the entire highway).””

Speed up : Official urge to speed up work on Hwy. 294 Continued from page 1A

will be from about Oak Grove Church to Sunny Point Road. Hedrick urged the DOT to continue past Sunny Point and install guard rails beside Larry McNabb’’s property, where

there is a steep bank off the highway. Setzer promised that he will do what he can to move the road widening, curve straightening and new bridge work up

to 2006. ““It (road work) has been delayed one time and we were afraid that it might happen again,”” Garland said. ““We talked about various stages of

the project. They talked about the environmental impact study they are doing now.”” DOT will hold community meetings about the project at a later date. Whether the work

Report cards : Cherokee County schools make good on NC Report Cards Continued from page 1A

““I am pleased with the progress we are making, especially in academics,”” she said. Hedrick said school officials will continue to work on improving the dropout situation. She believes the Mountain Youth School will help lower the number of dropouts. The school system is dealing with a changing population, more ethnic students, especially Hispanic, Hedrick said. ““We hope to put in some strategies and programs for Hispanic students, ““ she said. ““We want to do more in cultural awareness.”” Schools that made Schools of Excellence are Andrews Elementary, Andrews Middle, Martins Creek Elementary/Middle, Murphy Elementary, Peachtree Elementary and Ranger Elementary/Middle. A glitch in the state’’s calculations prevented Murphy Middle School from being designated a School of Excellence. Hiwassee Dam Elementary/Middle had a score of 89 and Hedrick believes that school will be a School of Excellence next year. The Report Card scores are for the 2003-2004 school year. Hedrick said slow, steady progress ““is the best.”” Graphs of school test scores since 1997 show Cherokee County schools with a slow, upward increase, she said. This year, even the Mountain Youth School had over 50 percent score on tests, which means that over 50 percent of students scored at or above grade level. That is a high score for alternative schools in the state. ““We have a wonderful school system with bright students and dedicated teachers and parents that believe in community schools,”” Hedrick said. She said that when other school systems went to bigger

schools, Cherokee County chose to retain small, community schools. She believes that has been a plus for students and teachers. Following is a brief picture of each school as derived from the Education First N.C. School Report Cards for 20032004. •• Andrews Elementary had 357 students and scored an overall grade of 85.4 in reading and greater than 95 in math. The overall score in the Cherokee County School District was 91 for reading and 94.7 for math. The state average is 84.3 for reading and 88.5 for math. Andrews Elementary was designated an Honor School of Excellence with expected growth. •• Andrews High School had 239 students. The schools made 93 in English I, 93 in Algebra I, 75 in Algebra II, 91.1 in geometry, 78 in biology, 90.9 in chemistry, 83.3 in physical science and greater than 95 in physics. The school was designated a School of Distinction, expected growth, meaning at least 80 percent of students performed at grade level. •• Andrews Middle School had 241 students. The overall reading score was 90.6 while the math score was 93.6. The school was designated an Honor School of Excellence, expected growth. •• Hiwassee Dam Elementary/Middle School had 198 students and an overall grade of 87.7 in reading and 89.2 in math. The school received no recognition, expected growth not achieved. •• Hiwassee Dam High School had 174 students. Scores achieved are 76.3 on English I, 81.6 on Algebra I, 78.8 on Algebra II, 77.8 on geometry, 56.1 on biology, 90 on chemistry, 92.7 on physical science and greater than 95 on physics. The school was designated a School of Progress,

expected growth. That means that at least 60 percent of students are at grade level. •• Marble Elementary School had 116 students and the overall scores were 76.4 on reading and 94.5 on math. The school was designated a School of Distinction, high growth. High growth means that students exceeded expected growth by at least 10 percent. •• Martins Creek Elementary/Middle School had 269 students and students overall made 88.9 on reading and 93.3 on math. The school was designated an Honor School of Excellence, high growth. •• Mountain Youth School had 46 students and they had overall scores of 72.2 on reading and 77.8 on math. •• Murphy Elementary School had 442 students and they achieved an overall score of greater than 95 in reading and greater than 95 in math. The school was designated an Honor School of Excellence, high growth. •• Murphy High School had 591 students. Scores achieved are 86.4 in English I, 81.4 in Algebra I, 71.3 in Algebra II, 74.3 in geometry, 78.9 in biology, 91.7 in chemistry, greater than 95 in physical science and 89.5 in physics. The school was designated a School of Distinction, expected growth. •• Murphy Middle School had 371 students and achieved overall scores of 94.5 for reading and greater than 95 for math. The school received no recognition, expected growth not achieved. That. however, was because of a glitch in calculations by the state. •• Peachtree Elementary had 211 students and made overall scores of 89.7 on reading and 90.7 on math. The school was designated

an Honor School of Excellence, high growth. •• Ranger Elementary/Middle School had 351 students and achieved overall scores of 93.5 on reading and greater than 95 on math. The school was designated an Honor School of Excellence, high growth.

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OPINION Who we are: Dwight Otwell

From the porch How much paper does it take to wrap a sea cow? By Dwight Otwell If you are trying to think of a Christmas gift for the person who has everything, how about a manatee?

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

Alice Blanton

Many mountain bred and born people have never seen a manatee. Some may not even know what they are. They are sometimes call sea cows, but you won’’t find them grazing in pastures. They live in water, like a trout. You won’’t find them in the Hiwassee River or Lake Fontana or Shooting Creek. They wouldn’’t fit in our beautiful trout streams. That is because they average 10 feet in length and weigh between 800 and 1,200 pounds.They live in the warmer waters of Florida.

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

Trish Golden

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

Megan Sills

Our many neighbors who moved here from Florida know about manatees. Although only about 3,000 remain in America, some have seen the huge, slow moving creatures swimming along inland waterways just below or at the water’’s surface. That is what puts the manatees at great danger. Humans in small, fast boats don’’t see the big creatures just below the surface and their boat propellers hit them, sometimes killing them and sometimes injuring them. It is estimated that over 1,200 manatees have been killed by boats since 1974. Many other manatees bear scars from their encounters with boat propellers.

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.

You can reach our staff by calling 828-837-6397 Fax 828-835-8337 Email

Save the Manatee Club’’s Adopt-A-Manatee program costs $25 for an annual membership, which includes an adoption certificate, a photo and a biography of a manatee, a newsletter subscription and a personalized holiday gift card. Gift givers can choose from 29 manatees at three adoption programs in Florida, including Blue Spring State Park in Orange City, Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park in Homosassa and in the Tampa Bay area. I saw some manatees when I was a reporter at the Naples Daily News back in the mid1970s. I had a small fishing boat and often fished in the inland waterways. It was thrilling to see the huge, sad eyed, gentle, sea cows swim slowly by. They are one of the creatures that I have to say are so ugly that they are beautiful. An elementary school teacher from Naples, Melissa McMaster, is using the program to get her students interested in the world around them. She recently adopted the manatee Brutus for her class. The manatee adoption will be part of her classroom behavior program. Students will raise their own

To the Editor I Care

money to adopt a manatee. She hopes the effort will teach students a lesson in selflessness. Katie Kubacki, a 13-year-old from Geneva, New York, last holiday season requested that her only Christmas present be a gift to help save Florida’’s manatees. She adopted Flash from Save the Manatee Club’’s adoption program at Blue Spring State Park. The Adopt-A-Manatee program is the primary source of funding for Save the Manatee Club, a nonprofit organization established in 1981 by U.S. Senator Bob Graham and singer Jimmy Buffett. If you want to give a very unusual holiday gift, you can contact the Adopt-A-Manatee program by writing Save the Manatee Club, 500 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland, FL 32751 or call 1-800-432-5654. The club’’s web page is

Some say, ““It is none of my business. Others, I don’’t wish to get involved, or, why should I care? If the world is at war or peace, I care. When millions of people are starving, I care. If they are stationed in the freezing Arctic, the steaming Tropics, the far away Pacific, or the jungles and rice fields of Vietnam, I care. If teenagers drop out of school neglecting the opportunity of an education in our technical space age world, I care. If the law and order are disobeyed and degraded, I care. If youth burn their draft cards, I care. When rioting, burning, and stealing destroy private and public property, I care. When people destroy their lives with drugs and alcoholic beverages, I care. When people maim, slaughter, and kill on the highways, I care. When people refuse to help one another, I care. When people go through life without Christ, I care. ““Why do I care?”” This is humanity. I am only one in millions. They are my fellowman. With the world as the horizon for the opportunity to be of service to mankind. I can truthfully say, as I give my best, my all, that I really cared. Dee Whitt Sharp

A Senior Moment By Ron Mac

Never Too Old to Serve also serve your community. The blessing I find through my community work is that I get as much out of it as those I serve, maybe even more! As far as I’’m concerned it is my fountain of youth, and I recommend that everyone drink from it. You are never too old to start.

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

If you want to give someone an unusual Christmas gift, adopt a manatee from the Save the Manatee Club. Now, don’’t worry, your relative or friend won’’t have to put the manatee in their pond or bathtub. Can you imagine telling a manatee to move over so you can take a bath?

Viso Gero!

Sometime ago I wrote a column about senior adults becoming involved in various physical activities to maintain their health. I suggested joining a bowling league, or even becoming involved in the Senior Olympics. But folks one of the best ways to keep that fine physical and mental edge, even into our extreme golden years, is by becoming a servant. No, I’’m not talking about going to work as Jeeves the butler, or Mary the maid. No, I’’m talking about serving our community in the many ways that can make Cherokee County a better place to live. You will be helping yourself and the folks you serve. One of the best ways to serve is to participate in some type of outreach ministry through your church. If you prefer a secular approach then join one of the many fine organizations that serve our county. Just a few of them are Civitan, Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions, and House Raisers. You can help individually by working at the Sharing Center, or delivering hot meals to shut-ins through the Meals on Wheels program. The list of possibilities is almost endless. I know some of you are saying to yourself now that I am retired I plan to just relax, maybe play some golf, catch up on my reading, and enjoy the grandkids. Well, gentle readers you can do that, and

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COMMUNITY Seven brothers: They served country Continued from page 1A

buried in Avold Cemetery in France. It is the largest of the U.S. battlefield cemeteries in Europe, Bud said. Max was the only one of of the 13 children to see Don’’s grave. Max became a staff sergeant and served in the South Pacific and Philippines. All seven brothers served overseas. Max remembers that he sometimes got letters from his brothers, but the letters were infrequent. Ned was wounded when he was blown off a ship. He was also a diver on an underwater demolition team that cleared the obstacles before the U.S. landing at Guadalcanal. Harold served on a submarine based in Pearl Harbor and went on combat patrols. Hal and Ned are no longer alive. While Max has a home in Boiling Springs, Sam lives in Miamabough, Ohio, Oid lives in Springfield, Ohio and Ray lives near Lexington, Kentucky. The second oldest daughter Bea, lives in Boiling Springs. Another of the girls, Jane Hanks and her husband, live in Boiling Springs. Bud related that his grandfather owned about 48 acres and farmed and raised cows. As youths, Max and Ned cut trees out of the woods and cut them

into railroad ties and put them on ox carts and drove them 12 miles to Murphy to sell to the railroad. That was for pocket money. Max worked for the CCC for awhile, running a jackhammer building Hiwassee Dam. He was able to buy a car and charge people to take them back and forth to work at Hiwassee Dam. Bud said all of the brothers were mechanically minded. Max built a water wheel for the creek, including the gears so they could have a turning lathe. Bud is proud of his father, uncles and sisters because of ““the kinds of things they were able to do with very few resources.”” Bud remembers that people said of his grandmother, ““Mama Davis raised 13 children and never raised her voice to one of them.”” He remembers stories of his grandmother giving the children a drop of coal oil on sugar if they were sick coughing in the middle of the night. It broke up congestion. There were no doctors close by in those days. There was a bedroom downstairs for Mr. and Mrs. Davis, another bedroom for the boys and another for the girls. When the boys were older, they

moved into what they called a playhouse but which was really a tree house, Bud said. The oldest daughter, Blanche, went to Ohio and married. Most of the brothers and sisters followed later to find jobs during the Depression. In Springfield, Ohio, Max worked for International Harvester. Then WWII interrupted their lives and all seven brothers went off to war. After the war Max worked at Wright/Patterson Air Force Base in logistics as a civilian employee. Bud remembers that he was about 8 when the family These seven Davis brothers fought in WWII. Max Davis is in the back row, center. He moved to Sacramento, is 91 and lives in Cherokee County. This picture was taken in the harvest field in California in 1952. Bud grew September 1932. The other brothers are Ned, Hal, Ray, Oid, Don and Sam. up in California, but every two years the family came back to top notch aircraft maintenance had constructed in 1971. corn on a steep mountainside Cherokee County and Boiling man and went along on Air Since Rex was just a boy, behind the old house. Springs. Max met his wife, Force test flights to help in case he didn’’t comprehend a lot Rex remembers his mom Loretta Marie Davis, in Ohio anything went wrong. about the war. But he was proud giving the kids a quarter after because Ned married her best Rex, after retiring from the of his brothers’’ service. work was done on Saturday. friend. Loretta Marie is Air Force, got his master’’s Rex said he is going to fix They walked 13 miles to deceased. degree while working and up the old house and get it in ““a Murphy to see a double feature Max remembers that the taught at a community college. little better shape. I want my movie. The movie cost 15 cents two oldest Davis girls, his sis- He and a science teacher grand kids to see what a meager and popcorn was a nickel, so ters, walked to Murphy so that applied to put a class experi- beginning we had,”” he said. they could buy one bag for each they could go to school. They ment on a space shuttle. It was All 13 children were born movie. The movie was over boarded in Murphy. so much fun, that they had a in the house with no doctors about 12:30 a.m. Then they had All of the Davis children second experiment put on a present. All were born in the to walk the 13 miles back were extraordinary, Bud said. space shuttle flight. front room except for one sister, home. Ned was such a good welder The old Davis house is still who was born in the back room. Rex can’’t remember any that he was flown into trade standing. Rex lives just behind Rex said his dad kept all the other family sending seven shows to demonstrate a compa- the old house, in a house Max children busy. They planted brothers to fight in WWII. ny’’s welding rods. Sam was a

Germany comes to Anna house From left are: Stefan Ulrich from Coswig, Christoph Frank from Schuaebisch Hall, Anna Donaldson, Thomas Seibert from Acheron, Julian Juergens from Karlsruhe, and Bianca Sippel from Nuremberg. The interns are working in an engineering intern program with the Robert Bosch Corp in Charleston, South Carolina. They were week-end guests of Nancy Elizabeth Helms.

Anna Donaldson, who is 80 years young, had some unexpected guests recently. Because of health conditions, Anna cannot return to her native country,

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Germany. She has been in the United States for 50 years. However, some of Germany came to Anna. She has had two sets of German interns to visit her lately.

One group was three Germans and two Brazilians. Her last visitors were five Germans. They brought her German candy and coffee.

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November 24, 2004

RELIGION A Picture I’’ll Never Forget

Warfare and Prayer

By Keith Willliamson

By Pastor Mike Barres Our house is right by the woods. We really love it. Last winter we were starting to notice some noise in the ceiling above our bedroom. It was mice. In the middle of the night when we were trying to sleep, the mice would get busy and it would keep us awake. At first we wore earplugs. I guess out of desperation for some sleep we were denying the reality of the problem. Then we felt sorry for ourselves. After several nights with little sleep, we had a pity party, wondering, ““Why is this happening to us?”” Then we got mad and went up in the ceiling, through the attic, and eventually put out two different types of traps and three different types of poison. Guess what? They’’re gone. Peaceful sleep once again. This kind of thing reminds me of the devil. Not that mice are of the devil, but the situation was a lot like dealing with the devil. In I Peter 5:8 it says, ““Be sober, be vigilant;

because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.”” Sometimes our reaction to the devil’’s attacks is like our first reaction to the mice. At first we just used earplugs denying the reality of the problem. Other times we just feel sorry for ourselves, thinking, ““Why is this happening to me?”” and have a good pity party. The last and best reaction to the devil’’s attacks is to get mad at him and resist him. It says in James 4:7, ““Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”” Many times we either pretend we aren’’t being attacked or just feel sorry for ourselves when we have been given the authority in Jesus name to resist the devil. It says this in Luke 10:19 ““Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the

I went to a one-day writer’’s conference recently. I always learn so much more about life in those conferences than writing. At the conference I again met a couple who had been married for 11 in years before the wife had a traumatic brain injury four years ago. At a break I was stopped by the husband. He said, "We are glad you are here. You are the first brain-injured person we have talked to." This amazed me and also made me sad. No family should go through something like that alone. I asked him about her memory. He said, "At first she didn’’t remember me. Eventually she did, but she remembers little of things we have done together."

enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”” So let’’s go forward in faith like it says in Ephesians 6:16 ““above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.”” ““For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but might in God for pulling down strongholds.”” II Corinthians 10:4. So the next time the devil tries to give you a hard time, don’’t pretend it isn’’t happening or give in to a fatalistic pity party. Instead remember the words of I John 4:4 ““You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.””

"She is not the same person you married, is she?" I could tell I struck a nerve. His eyes started watering and his voice started to break. "She is so different.

She is no longer the person I married. But you know, I am not going to leave her. It has taken me a long time to get her to realize that." By the time he said that, it was time to go back to the conference. I wasn’’t going anywhere because I know what it means to meet someone who understands and will listen. "The hardest thing for me now is to figure out what to do with my spare time. She has reached the point where she can be by herself for a while. For the past few years I have constantly looked over her, getting only two or three hours of sleep at night. I don’’t have a life of my own." Yes, he does have a life. Part of his life is to show people like me, who gets upset at

the littlest thing, what real love is all about. Jesus talked about carrying your cross. The husband painted a picture of carrying a cross I’’ll never forget. When you see someone carrying his cross, it changes your life. Has anyone had his life changed by watching you?

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special season of the year. Women of the area are invited to attend the luncheon and bring a friend to experience this preChristmas activity. Please note the information below to make reservations for the luncheon and complimentary child care. Linda Stanton of Murphy will lead the group in a special Christmas sing along. Belleva Burrell from Peachtree City, Georgia, will share her inspiring per-

sonal story ““Stepping Stones in the Garden of Life.”” Reservations and cancellations for the luncheon and child care must be made by Monday, November 29, at noon. Please call Martha at (828) 837-2694 or e-mail her at Reservations not canceled will require payment. Admission is $8.50 inclusive and child care is free. Door prizes will be given.

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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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OBITUARIES Erin Marie Thompson Attended Gaston Community College E r i n M a r i e Thompson, 21, of Warne, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004, unexpectedly. A native of M a r t i n County, Florida, she had been living in North Carolina for the past 11 years. She was attending Gaston Community College. Erin had been attending the Murphy First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed life and listening to her music. Surviving are her mother, Kim Speake of Maiden; her father, Wesley Thompson of Pelham,

Georgia; two sisters, Rachael Barnhart and Linnea Barnhart both of Maiden; maternal grandparents, Darrell and Nancy Halling of Warne; and a paternal grandmother, Ellen Thompson of Pelham, Georgia. Memorial celebration services were held Sunday, Nov. 21, in the Murphy First United Methodist Church with the Rev. George Yates officiating. Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville in charge of arrangements. An online guest register is available at ““Obituaries”” at The Sentinel extends condolences to the Erin Marie Thompson family.

Josephine Haley A homemaker Josephine Haley, 86, of Murphy, died T h u r s d a y, Nov. 18, 2004, in a Murphy M e d i c a l Center. A native of Cobb C o u n t y, Georgia, she had been living in Cherokee County for the past 35 years. She was a homemaker. Josephine was a faithful member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church in Murphy where she was a choir member and missionary. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mattie Ruth Smith, who died Oct. 31, 2003, and a sister, Mattie, who died in 1988.

Surviving are a nephew, Austin; a host of cousins; and special friends, Phyllis House and Grace Mauldin. Funeral services were held Nov. 21 in the Chapel of Ivie Funeral Home in Murphy with the Rev. Frank Blount officiating. Burial was in the Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery in Murphy. Ivie Funeral Home in Murphy was in charge of all arrangements. An online guest register is available at ““Obituaries”” at The Sentinel extends condolences to the Josephine Haley family.

Dollie Fuller McDonald A homemaker Dollie F u l l e r McDonald, 101, of Hiawassee, Georgia, formerly of Hayesville, d i e d We d n e s d a y, Nov. 17, 2004, in Chatuge Regional Nursing Home. A native of Towns County, she was the daughter of the late Henry Charles and Rachael Mae Aldridge Smith and the wife of the late Larry M. McDonald, who died Jan. 28, 1972. She was a homemaker and a member of the Victory Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Odell McDonald Shook; and a granddaughter, Beth Shook. Surviving are six daughters, Juanita Fuller Sistrunk and Reva Lois Fuller Price, both of Hayesville, Magnolia Fuller Ballard Rhodes of Gainesville, Georgia, Idell McDonald Shook of Hiawassee, Jeanette McDonald

Fonville of Tunnel Hill, Georgia, and Joy McDonald Crow of Monroe, Georgia; and 33 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren, and 28 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 20 in the Woods Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Richard Roberson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Ernie Lee and Stuart Sistrunk, Dave Garrett, Samuel F. Dillard, Joey Swanson, and Steve Ballard. The family requests memorials be made to the Woods Grove Cemetery Fund, c/o Jerry Kendall, 1700 Kendall Road, Young Harris, Georgia 30582. Ivie Funeral Home in Hayesville was in charge of all arrangements. An online guest register is available at ““Obituaries”” at The Sentinel extends condolences to the Dollie Fuller McDonald family.

Ira C. ““Conrad”” Miller Retired from General Motors Ira C. ““Conrad”” Miller, 79, of Warren, Ohio, was called home on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004, from complications at the hospital at Greenville, Pennsylvania. Conrad was a native of Andrews, but had lived in Warren since 1945. He was the son of the late William Cleveland and Nora A. Howell Miller. Conrad retired from General Motors in 1983 after 30 years of service. He was a member of the Electrician’’s Local 717 and Shiloh Baptist Church in Girard, Ohio. Conrad enjoyed music by playing the piano, harmonica, and any instrument he touched. He enjoyed sports and fishing and he had a great sense of humor. His journey with Christ took him to many church homes from Ohio, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. He was preceded in death by a brother, Cleo ““T.D.”” Miller. Surviving are five sons, Larry Miller of Knoxville, Tennessee, Jeffery Miller of Asheville,

Herbert Miller of Fletcher, and Francis and Dana Miller both of Warren; three sisters, Pauline Miller Jones of Andrews, and Irene A. Miller Christian and Mary L. Miller Scott and husband, John T., all of Warren; three brothers, Purel L. Miller of Andrews, Melvin C. Miller of Niles, Ohio, and Ray Miller and wife, Margaret of Sylva; 17 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; and nine nieces and eight nephews. Funeral services were held Nov. 21 in the Chapel of Ivie Funeral Home in Andrews, with the Revs. Charles Lee and Bruce Oliver officiating. Burial was in Valleytown Cemetery. Ivie Funeral Home in Andrews was in charge of all arrangements. An online guest register is available at ““Obituaries”” at The Sentinel extends condolences to the Ira C. ““Conrad”” Miller family.

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Manager of travel agency Julia Ann Johnson, 73, of Murphy, died thursday, Nov. 18, 2004, at her home. She was a native of Marshall, Alabama and was of the Baptist faith. She had worked as manager of a travel agency and had worked on a sport fishing boat and treasure salvage boat for several years. She loved to play golf and was a master gardener. She was the daughter of the late John Vernard and Georgia Loueda Hartdeman Davis; and was preceded in death by her husband, John P. Johnson who died Oct. 9, 2004; and a son, Kenneth D. Davis, Sr. She is survived by a son, James Dillard of Homestead, Florida; a stepson, John H. Johnson of Kailua, Hawaii; two stepdaughters, Derryth Johnson of Jasper, Georgia and Jamie Johnson

of Fayetteville, Georgia; two sisters, Pat Carter and Carla Jo Stubbs both of Newnan, Georgia; four grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 11:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 26 at the Townson Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy. Rev. Aud Brown will officiate. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Memory of Julia Ann Johnson, to the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 1151, Murphy, N.C. 28906. Townson Rose Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The Sentinel extends condolences to the Julia Ann Johnson family.

Constance G. Jacoby A native of Sheffield, England Constance G. Jacoby, 87, of Hayesville, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004, in a Clay County care facility. A native of Sheffield, England, she had lived in this area since 1976 after moving from Cleveland, Ohio. She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Minnie Whitely Kipling and the wife of the late Howard ““Jake”” Jacoby, who died in 1995. She was a homemaker and a member of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. Surviving are a son, Douglas Jacoby of Desert Hot Springs, California; and six grandchildren,

Jeff Jacoby of California, Deborah Hudgins of Uxbridge, Massachusetts, Shelley Lampe of Louisville, Kentucky, Brenda Berrong of Marble, Tracy Spiker of Victorville, California, and Tim Rosser of Blairsville, Georgia. Memorial services were held Nov. 19 in the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd with Father John Rice officiating. Ivie Funeral Home in Hayesville was in charge of arrangements. The Sentinel extends condolences to the Constance G. Jacoby family.

Ethel Mull Retired from Emerson E t h e l Mull, 68, of Hayesville, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004, in a Towns C o u n t y , Georgia, hospital. A native and lifetime resident of Clay County, she was the daughter of Vierce Rowland of Hayesville and the late Dollie Gibson Rowland. She had worked at Emerson for 15 years, retiring in 1992. She was a member of the Hayesville Church of God. Surviving, in addition to her father, are her husband of 46 years, Garland Mull; a daughter, Anita Shook of Hiawassee, Georgia; a son, Marvin Mull of Hayesville; four sisters, Fredie Lee Cothren of Cathlamet, Washington, Christine Fisher of Canton, Ohio, Ellen Ledford of Marshall, and Mildred Rogers of Hiawassee, Georgia; a

brother, Steve Rowland of Hayesville; and three grandchildren. Funeral service were held Nov. 21 in the Chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville, with the Revs. Lloyd Ledford and Glen Case officiating. Burial was in the Union Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Justin and Josh Shook, Nathan Mull, Jeff Rowland, Mikey Rogers, and Michael Ledford. The family requests memorials be made to the Hayesville Church of God Building Fund, 74 Fort Hembree Road, Hayesville, N.C. 28904f. Ivie Funeral Home in Hayesville was in charge of all arrangements. An online guest register is available at ““Obituaries”” at The Sentinel extends condolences to the Ethel Mull family.

Paul Van Mull N.C. Department of Transportation employee Paul Van Mull, 87, of Hayesville, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004, in an Asheville hospital. A native and lifelong resident of Clay County, he was the son of the late Luther and Nancy Pruett Mull. He retired after 20 years as an equipment operator with the N.C. Department of Transportation. He was a member of the Moss Memorial Baptist Church. His hobbies included hunting and fishing. Paul was preceded in death by a son, Ralph Mull. Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Elive McClure Mull; a daughter, Marlene Revis and husband, James of Marble; a son, Rick Mull and wife, Lisa of Hayesville; and two grandchildren, Christopher Revis and Jessica Mull. Funeral services were held Nov. 19 in the Moss Memorial Baptist Church with the Rev. Charlie Shelton officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Eddie Duckworth, and Willard, Garnet, Mike, Robert, and Kenneth Mull. The family requests memorials be made to the Moss Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 1126, Hayesville, N.C. 28904. Ivie Funeral Home in Hayesville was in charge of all arrangements. An online guest register is available at ““Obituaries”” at The Sentinel extends condo-

On Nov. 18, 2004, the Lord came to take Eunaiviee Whitener home to be united with her husband, Stanley W. Whitener. here they will live and praise God throughout eternity. She was born March 8, 1926 to the late John and Rhodella Clark in McVeigh, Pike County, Kentucky. At the age of five she along with her parents and two sisters, Thelma Johnson of Murphy, and the late Marie Bolt and a brother, the late Gaston Clark, moved to Murphy. Eunaiviee loved first and foremost her family. She loved God and is a member of the Church of God in the new Hope Community. She was a licensed Practical Nurse who worked at Providence Hospital until it closed in 1979. She retired from Murphy Medical Center in 1998 to take care of her husband of sixty and three-fourths years until his passing Aug. 9, 1999. She loved her work taking care of others. Her hobbies were quilting and crocheting. Eunaiviee was the mother of five children, two of which have preceded her in death, Wilma York Whitener and James Ted Whitener, Sr. Surviving is a son, Tex Stanley

Whitener and wife Lawanda of McCaysville, Georgia; two daughters, Joy Faye Whitener and friend Leo A. Milam and Martha Ann Whitener all of Murphy. She is also survived by two sisters, Willa Mae Gibby of Andrews, and Thelma Johnson of Murphy; a daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Sue Whitener of Murphy; six grandchildren, Gloria A. Lewis and husband Ken of Paducah, Kentucky, James Ted Whitener, Jr. of Tennessee, Stanley A. Johnson and wife Rachael, Eunaiviee A. Raper and husband Jeffrey, Rhodella Sunshine Patterson and husband Jerry, and William Howard Ledford, Jr. and wife Angie, all of Murphy; two step-grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 20 at the Townson Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy. Brother James R. Lovingood and brother David Watson officiated. Burial was in the Ogreeta Cemetery in Murphy. Pallbearers were grandsons, James Ted Whitener, Jr. and William H. Ledford, Jr; greatgrandson, Steven Lewis; and grandsons-in-law, Ken Lewis, Jerry Patterson and Jeffrey Raper. Townson Rose Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Sentinel extends condolences to the Eunaiviee Whitener family.

Adam Shane Taylor Murphy Middle School student A d a m Shane Taylor, age 14, of Murphy, died We d n e s d a y, November 17, 2004 in Asheville. He was born S a t u r d a y, September 22, 1990 in Flint, MI to Doyle Taylor and Imelda Garcia Taylor. He was a Student at Murphy Middle School and attended Murphy First Baptist Church. Survivors include; mother and step-father, Imelda and Donald Dennis of Murphy, maternal grandparents, Nelda and Albert Garcia of Harrison, MI; two paternal grandmothers, Lela Dennis of Flint, MI, Dorothy Taylor of Flint, MI; two brothers, Donald Dennis, Jr. of Robbinsville, and Anthony Dennis of Murphy, four sisters, Rebecka Taylor, Patricia Dennis and Alyssa Hagan, all of Murphy, and Michelle Dennis of Asheville, birth father, Doyle Taylor of Flint, MI; and five special friends, Kayla Crisp, Jackson Stiles, Candace

Kerr and Bill and Linda Patten. Many other relatives and friends also survive. Funeral services were held Sunday, November 21, at 3:00 PM from the Chapel of the Cochran Funeral Home of Murphy with Rev. Robert Heard officiating. Interment was in the Peachtree Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery. The following gentlemen served as pallbearers; Simon Benn, Oscar Flores, Josh Queen, Zeke Quillan, Jackson Stiles and Ricky Garcia. Music was provided by Mrs. Betty Sue Cowan. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations may be made to a fund established in Adam's name at United Community Bank of Murphy. Cochran Funeral Home of Murphy, North Carolina in charge of arrangements. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest book at The Sentinel sends condolences to the Adam Taylor family.

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lences to the Paul Van Mull family.

The First Baptist Church of Murphy Presents

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COMMUNITY Joanna Cornerstone Ministries hosted After Hours Social On October 18, Joanna Cornerstone Ministries hosted the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce After Hours Social for October. Representatives from local businesses, groups and organizations were invited to the event to see fist hand the services offered tot he community by JCM. All those attending attending the event were treated to the delicious assortment of hors d’’ oeuvres catered by Peachtree Restaurant and The Corner Candy Store.

JCM would like to thank each individual who attended this event for everything they had done. To join the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce or for additional information contact the Chamber at 828837-2242 or visit them online at For more information about Joanna Cornerstone Ministries, contact them at 828837-8881 or visit them online at Sentinel photo submitted Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce members wait their turn in the buffet line while they discuss business.

Cold Nose College completes first group family dog manners class

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Joanna Cornerstone Ministries members converse in their downtown office.

““Volunteerism Always Pays”” grant check are excited to have the opportunity to make a difference I am proud to recognize this associate for his efforts.”” David also was presented with a Bonus Grant by the Wal-Mart associates to donate to the Fannin County Recreation Department with $1,000. The donation was made by Wal-Mart as a part of the company’’s grant program. ““Our associates were Megan Sills/Sentinel photo excited to make this donation Blair Stanley, store manager; and Barry Killian, co-man- to such a worthwhile cause,”” ager, present David Durham, Wal-Mart pharmacist, with said Blair Stanley. ““The money the Volunteerism Always Pays and Bonus Grant will be utilized for programs in the local community that we checks. are glad to support. This is just On November 18, 2004, Volunteerism Always Pays pro- a small part of Wal-Mart’’s David Durham, a pharmacist at gram by making a $250 dona- ongoing commitment to the the Murphy Wal-Mart has tion to this organization. communities in which we operdonated more than 25 hours ““Wal-Mart supports all ate.”” during a six month period to the associates who volunteer their The Wal-Mart store numFannin County Recreation time to charitable organiza- ber 515, located in Murphy, has Department Soccer Teams. tions,”” said Blair Stanley, store contributed $38,229 to various Wal-Mart is recognizing David manager. ““Our associates non-profit organizations this through the company’’s believe in our community and year to date.

Voyles receives 50-year pin for service Sentinel photo submitted

Erin McFaddin and Bandit, Lynne Jones and Jake, Lisa Waggoner/Trainer, Julie Fields and Lola, Sande Kimball and Molly. Where Cold Noses Meet Warm Hearts! A happy group of graduates and their canine companions, having completed a 6 week Level One, Family Dog Manners Class, are pictured at the class graduation ceremony held at the Hiwassee

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Dam Community Center. The dogs are sporting hand-sewn kerchiefs, complete with a pocket for a dog bone, all graciously made by Sande Kimball. Each graduate and their dog had the chance to show off for attending guests and spouses what they had learned. The evening culminated with a rousing game of ““My Dog Can Do That!”” which is an interactive game where

human/dog teams win points by successfully performing tricks of good skill and manners. Cold Nose College specializes in reward-based clicker training for the family dog and offers in-home training, small group classes and behavior modification in the tri-state area to help dogs become wellbehaved companions and family members. 828-644-9067.




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North Carolina. While there, a special presentation was given to one of Martha’’s members. Elaine Voyles of the Hiwassee Dam community was presented her 50year pin. This pin represents 50 years of faithful service to her chapter and is an extremely high honor for any member. The Worthy Grands presented the pin and her daughter Lori McDonald, and daughter-in-law Debbie Voyles, had the privilege of pinning the jewel.

United Way helps Pacesetters and the directors see the value of our program. Over the years that we have had the opportunity to visit the Adventure Center otherwise. It is our philosophy that if we provide our youth with exciting challenges like climbing the Alpine Tower, or going spelunking for the first time, or learning the rudiments of golf, they will avoid the pitfalls of juvenile delinquency and drug abuse. Keeping our youth on the right path towards a successful life is much more effective than trying to redirect a youth who has made some wrong choices and gotten involved with the Department of Juvenile Justice and ended up on the wrong side of the law. For more information Sentinel photo submitted Climbing Pacesetters Alpine Tower is a challenge for about Pacesetters and the even the brave and teaches our youth to push beyond Adventure Center and how you can help support it, please self imposed limits and to believe in oneself. contact Gil Hargett, executive The United Way of programming for local youth. director, at 389-0747 or eCherokee and Clay counties Gil Hargett, Pacesetters mail us at recently awarded Western Executive Director, stated, All donations are fully tax Carolina Pacesetters a $250 ““We are delighted that the deductible. grant to help fund adventure United Way, Dr. Borchers,

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COMMUNITY Wal-Mart once again shows its generosity to county Enriching your mental health By DR. JIM KOWALSKI Special to the Sentinel

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(l-r) Wes Totherow, Special Olympics member, Sue Roberts, Wal-Mart Co-Manager, Sharon Moss, Wal-Mart Megan Sills/Sentinel photo Associate and Barry Killian, Wal-Mart Co-Manager. Sue Roberts and Barry Killian, Wal-Mart Co-Managers, Sharon Moss received the Volunteerism Always Pays present MPD Officer Jeff Postell with a $1,000 check to Associate check for volunteering well over the needed go along with the last check the police department 25 hours to qualify participating in Special Olympics received for The Safe Neighborhood Watch. This check events. The monies received for Sharon’’s volunteer will allow the MPD to purchase a laptop computer for work, which was $250, will go to the Special Olympics to help improve overall quality of life. child identification on the scene if needed.

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(l-r) Glenda Sanders, Nell White, Sue Roberts, Wal-Mart Co-Manager, Senator Roger West, Barry Killian, Wal-Mart Co-Manager, Mary Anne Thompson and Walt Shattuck. The Cherokee County Historical Museum received a ““Matching”” check for $1,000. This program allows for a portion of funds raised by an organization through fundraising to be matched, the funds will go to benefit the community.

Bonfoey speaks to Cherokee County Crime Commission

Last week I was in a kind of a funk. I felt blue and had a case of the ““blahs.”” Janet, my wife, who is also a professional counselor, suggested dog therapy. This consisted of lying on the living room floor with the dog and petting her half an hour. When I had finished the ““session”” with Molly McDog, I felt absolutely cured of my malaise. I gave Molly a dog biscuit for the therapy and scheduled my next appointment with her. Our pets can be a source of comfort and love. They are companions that can fill up some of the vacant spaces in our lives. It is to our benefit to have healthy relationships with pets. Pets can be helpers and buddies that give us the opportunity to give and receive unconditional love. We can also feel good about the care we give our pets. Feeding them and playing with them is special for both the pet and the owner. It is good to be thankful for pets. They are truly gifts. Dr. Jim Kowalski is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a private practice in Blairsville, Georgia.

Murphy Police Department crime prevention tips The Murphy Police Department brings to the community prevention tips to help aide the safety of its people. This week they bring to you ““Car Safety.”” By taking a few simple precautions, you can reduce the risk to yourself, and also discourage those who commit crimes. The tips are as follows: .Always lock car doors after entering or leaving your car.

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From left are Bud McKay, chairman; Mike Bonfoey, district attorney; and Alfred Kesler, president. The General Meeting of the Cherokee County Crime Commission was held on Tuesday, Nov. 9 at the Penland Senior Center in Murphy. District Attorney Mike Bonfoey spoke to an overwhelming group of attendees. Bonfoey’’s discussion entailed DWI's and the success rate with the disposition of these cases, domestic violence, and the ever present threat with methamphetamine labs in the area.. He feels that the community needs to be aware of methamphetamine labs and what to look for. A question and answer period followed Bonfoey’’s discussion. President Al Kesler and Chairman Bud McKay presented Bonfoey with a plaque and hand turned pen in appreciation for his speaking. McKay reminded

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Martins Creek Veterans Day celebration

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Martins Creek Elementary first graders sing at the Veterans Day celebration.

Martins Creek Elementary third graders at the Veterans Day celebration.

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The Girl Scouts at Martins Creek perform a special song at the Veterans Day celebration.

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Martins Creek fifth and six graders performing a special song for the veterans at Veterans Days celebration.

Toys-for-Tots Santa’’s Breakfast

Kids wait in line at Koo-Koos waiting to tell Santa all their Christmas wishes.

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Blaiyre Lloyd and Carolyne Lloyd telling Santa all the goodies they want for Christmas

Left Ashlynn Wright happy to be telling Santa what she wishes for Christmas.

Caleb Rose nibbles on a pancakes stick at the Toys-for-Toys Santa’’s breakfast. Kena Grindstaff enjoys coloring as she nips on bacon at Santa’’s breakfast held at Koo-Koo’’s last Saturday.

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Sports & Recreation Bulldogs pump it up for next season

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Murphy High School football players are already working to bulk up for next year. Chan Wilson lifts while Logan Clonts spots him.

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Andrews football future looks bright By RANDY GLASS Sentinel sports writer

The Cats ended their season with a loss, 34-10, to the Elkin Bucking Elks. Despite the score, the Cats played tough. They were only behind 13-10 at the half, and recovered an onside kick at the beginning of the second half, but could not convert to a score. Elkin scored a late touchdown on a fumble in the end zone to make the final score 34-10. The Cats played aggressively all night and were in the quarterback’’s face all night as he had to scramble to get around. Andrews lost to the same team last year 67-6. Elkin had their hands full this year. The Cats finished 2-10 with wins against the Cherokee Braves in the endowment game and Towns County at Homecoming. Andrews’’ record was not indicative of the season as the team played a more aggressive brand of football. Andrews lost the last three games, but had a chance to win all three. The Cats started off 1-0 and went to 21 before the slide, with the meat of the schedule that included Robbinsville, Murphy, and Swain. Andrews lost two games by two points, 26-24 to Christ School which was 7-2 at one point and 2018 to Rosman in which the Cats had a pass intercepted inside the 10-yard line of the Tigers. There were a few games the Cats were not in and lost by big margins. Also, the Cats are still looking for their first conference victory in four years. The Cats are the second smallest tackle team in the state playing in the toughest conference in the land. Also, the Cats had no JV team this

year. A JV team helps to develop the varsity team and gives the players moving up from the youth league team some experience. This year’’s team had many star players. One was Cody White. who played with several ailments including bruised ribs and an abscessed tooth. Despite all the injuries, White played in all 12 games and scored 15 touchdowns. White played well on the defensive side, getting many game-saving tackles in the secondary. He played at quarterback, running back, wingback, receiver, punt returner, kickoff returner, punter, and many defensive positions. Kevin Cochran is another Cat player who had a good year. He played well at his tight end position and made several great catches. He also played aggressively at his several defensive positions. He was a good tackler and few escaped his grasp when he made a tackle. The Hall brothers, Steven and Thomas, played well on the offensive side. Steven was an aggressive fullback who always kept his legs moving. He also did well as a punter, averaging over 30 yards a punt. Thomas played good at quarterback tossing several touchdowns. He also ran the ball well when he had to run. Zach Day was one of the more aggressive tacklers on the Cats defense. His play really progressed as the season went on. He was a player who made the tackle and went on to the huddle, just a good blue collar player. Michael ““Mookie”” Booth was a defensive leader for Andrews getting several sacks and hard tackles. No player was as quick as Thomas

Jones. He played well in the attempts he had. He had an interception for a touchdown called back because of a penalty. He was 10 yards ahead of any player from the defense. His speed was awesome. Justin Hensley, a sophomore, has a bright future as a running back. He is impressive and got several tough runs as well as touchdowns. Matt Cochran came on late as a defensive player. He also is young and he has a future as an aggressive player. He may be small in size but that does not stop him from making some good tackles. There are many other players who did well. Kevin White and staff did a better job than most give him credit for. This team was better than past years’’ teams. We need to encourage these guys every time we see them. We should encourage the coaches too. Remember, we are fans, we need to encourage these growing young men saying good things, not negative. I thank Coach Kevin White and Crystal for being supportive of me. I thank Kevin and his dad for helping me on stats and coaching comments after the games, and for the school putting up with my fast-talking, mumbling speech. Thank you concession folks for keeping me fed with some awesome barbeque and hotdogs. I truly believe we will be a competitive team next year. We have a good group of players and coaches coming back. I am not sure what next year is on the Chinese Calendar, but I believe it could be the year of the Cat. GO-CATS

Hiwassee Dam expects improved basketball teams By Dwight Otwell Editor

The Hiwassee Dam girls and boys basketball teams began play this week. The men’’s team is expected to be deep while the Lady Eagles are solid. Men’’s Coach Daniel McNabb said the 12-man varsity team is ““pretty deep””.

““All 12 should be able to contribute,”” he said. McNabb expects the team to improve on last year’’s successful 16-10 season. The team’’s weak point is lack of varsity experience, McNabb said. Only two seniors are on the team. They are 6’’6”” center Sam Morrow and 5’’11”” forward Caleb Pope. But there are 10 juniors on

the team and a strong point is that the kids have played together for years, McNabb said. The juniors are 5’’8”” guard Will Austin, 5’’8”” guard Zachary Matheson, 5’’11”” guard T.J. Posey, 6’’ forward Chris Allen, 5’’10”” forward Chris Raper, 5’’8”” guard Caine Matheson, 6’’ forward Tony Payne, 6’’6”” center Wesley

Allen, 6’’3”” forward Brian Hamilton and 6’’3”” forward Anthony Williamson. Lady Eagles Coach Ashley Smith said the girls team should be solid inside and out this year. The team’’s good points are strength, quickness, shooting ability and defensive skills. The weakness is lack of depth as there are only eight players on the team.

Murphy Bulldogs warming up for basketball season

The lone senior is 5’’6”” guard Alisha Chastain. Juniors are 5’’10”” forward Michelle Garland, 5’’9”” guard Kena Bush, 5’’7”” guard Meridith Keough, 5’’6”” guard Danna Miles and 5’’10”” forward Dania Hyde. Also on the team are 5’’9”” sophomore forward Erica Morrow and 5’’6”” freshman guard Emily Raper. Hiwassee Dam’’s first

game was Monday at Copper Basin. They were scheduled to play their first home game last night (Tuesday) against Nantahala. The Eagles will play Swain at Swain Monday, Woody Gap at Woody Gap on December 2 and Cherokee at Hiwassee Dam on December 3.

Andrews basketball teams win openers The Andrews Wildcats basketball teams kicked the season off in high fashion Thursday as all four teams won by big margins over Rabun Gap. The junior varsity girls beat Rabun Gap by more than 20 points, as did the junior varsity boys. Next came the varsity girls, who pounded the Rabun Gap girls, This was the first home game for Andrews. The varsity boys followed with a convincing victory over Rabun Gap. The next game for the Wildcats will be November 30 when the Wildcats travel to Copper Basin. The next home game is December 6 against Copper Basin.

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Robert Grant practices free throws for the Murphy High School basketball team. The season for the Bulldogs gets underway on November 30 against Nantahala.

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Cody Webb lays the ball into the basket for the Murphy Bulldogs on a recent practice.


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SCHOOL Hiwassee Dam School boasts competition winners The North Georgia Physical Therapy Association annually sponsors a Free, Three, and Leap competition for the Tri-State area. The competition involves free throws, 3-point shots, and vertical leap. Each participating school hosts a competition for the following categories: 7th & 8th grade; 9th & 10th grade; and 11th & 12th grade. Hiwassee Dam winners were in 7th & 8th grade - Isaac Allen and Nichol Graham; 9th & 10th grade TJ Pinkerton and Emily Raper; 11th & 12th grade Chris Allen and Alisha Chastain. These players advanced to the finals held at Gilmer County High School on Sunday, November 7th. Hundreds of athletes compete for a team award and cash prize. The Eagles soared high on this day capturing the overall team title and earning a $1,000 cash prize for Hiwassee Dam School. Alisha Chastain earned the overall winners title for the 11th & 12th grade girls division and was given a $100 VISA gift card. Hiwassee Dam School faculty/staff and community members wish to express their sincere congratulations to these fine student/athletes.

MES held a Drug Awareness Contest

Chris Allen and Alisha Chastain

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Cafeteria worker, ““pokey”” gives out special Drug Awareness prizes to the students.

Nichol Graham and Isaac Allen

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Daisy Farmer Clown (Angela Williams) visits Ms. Higdon’’s Pre-K class and Ms. Parham’’s first graders with special Drug Awareness gift bags, donated by sponsors.

MES Drug Awareness Contest Winners were (back row l-r) Morgan Rey, Arianna Echevarria, Linda Shaw, Issac Traub and Rhueben JacksonTuggle. (front row l-r) Corey Marcus, Cierra Durrance, Joey Curry and Aaron Moore.


Hiwassee Dam hold first pep rally The first pep rally of a school year is especially noisy, enthusiastic and spirited. "That definitely described our first pep rally in honor of senior night at the end of our volleyball season," said Matt Evans, president of SGA (Student G o v e r n m e n t Association) at Hiwassee Dam High School. Evans, who led the pep rally said,"We’’ve had comments from several people who said this was the best pep rally in years because of the high level of organization and enthusiasm." The pep band played under the direction of choral/band director Amber Borchgrevink. All high school athletes were recognized and the traditional ‘‘spirit stick’’ was awarded to the senior class for verbally and visually displaying the most school spirit. Pictured are seniors Heather Uhlik and Matt Evans with the school’’s ‘‘spirit stick’’.

Murphy Police Department crime prevention tips The Murphy Police Department brings to the community prevention tips to help aide the safety of its people. This week they bring to you ““Car Safety.”” By taking a few simple precautions, you can reduce the risk to yourself, and also discourage those who commit crimes. The tips are as follows: .Always lock car doors after entering or leaving your car. .Park in well-lighted ares. .Have your car keys in your hand so you don’’t have to linger before entering your car. .Check the back seat before entering your car. .If you think you are being followed, drive to a public place or a police, sheriff department. .If your car breaks down, open the hood and attach a white cloth to the car antenna.

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SCHOOL Marble Elementary students embarked on careers

Andrews Middle School honor roll ““A”” Honor Roll, 6th grade Alicia Allen, Ashya Brooks, Avery Carpenter, Erica Hicks, Kaitlyn Hohmann, Jesse James, Regan Jordan, Bekah Maennle, Claudia Martinez, Jennifer Owenby, Anna Purser, Melody Synnesvedt, Courtney Toole, Daniel Warren, John White. ““B”” Honor Roll, 6th grade Ashley Brehm Rachel Burch, Jessica Crisp, Christopher Currin, Collin Gray, Adam Hardin, Jarrett Horne, Hannah Lands, Hannah Long, Carleigh Nelson, Emily Phillips, Grace Raper, Jacob Reid, Allison

Wall ““A”” Honor Roll, 7th grade Abby Spence, Jill West, Colby White ““B”” Honor Roll, 7th grade Britny Brehm, Lindsay Chance, Avery Gibson, Shaylin Roberts, Cody Stiles, Jacob Trammel, Larissa Waldroup, Lucas Watson, Astrid Weaver, Katelyn Williams, Jeffrey Wilson ““A”” Honor Roll, 8th grade Chris Ackerman, Serenity Allison, Thomas Davis, Emily Kilpatrick, Brittany Lee, Lindsay Malone, Carolyn

McClure, Lori Morgan, Bobbilyn Owenby, Stephanie Phillips, Mandy Reese ““B”” Honor Roll, 8th grade Ashley Barnum, Andrew Bateman, Jeremy Bonilla, Taylor Corley, Marisa Cottrell, Chase Davis, Kolbe Dooley, Shana Franks, Chris Hamilton, Emily Haney, Danielle Hedden, Tiffany Hicks, Landis Hooper, Alyssa Lovingood, Justin Luther, Charity Magness, Chelsea McCabe, Devin Miller, Madison Rogers, Zach Sharp, Kalece Sherrill

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(back row l-r) Dentist-Blair Fowler, Veterinarian-Breanna Orr, Gymnastics TeacherSavanna Sutton, Fireman-Austin Moss, Coach/Teacher-Kadin White, Chorus TeacherElectra Gibby, Professional Bull Rider-Tyler Boatwright, Dance Teacher-Kayla Ledford, and X-Ray Technician-Dillon Coffey. (front row l-r) Veterinarian-Allison McClure, Dance Teacher-Ashlyn Rowland, Dance Teacher-Cassidy Dalrymple, NurseBethanie Radford, Stay-At-Home Mom-Joscelyn Sharp, Karate Teacher-J.T. Stroud, Doctor-Tommy Wright, Museum Curator-Dakota Roberson, Teacher-Alexis Demere, and Professional Football Player-Cameron Debty. Marble Elementary students in Mrs. Cowan’’s first grade class embarked on a career study for the month of October. They read and discussed a variety of books on an array of careers. They were even fortunate enough to have several guest speakers come and tell about the jobs they do. To conclude the study, students had a ““Career Party”” and came dressed in the attire specific to the career they wish to have. Each child reported to the cass

on what he wants to be and shared what he had learned about that career choice. ““We as a class would like to thank all of our guest speakers for coming and sharing with us what they do,”” said Mrs. Cowan. Following is the list of guests and their perspective careers: Sharon Carver, firefighter; Chris West, musician; Wanda Coffey, food service; Mike Hodge, custodian and bus driver; Dr, David Ackerman, veterinarian; Leslie Harris,

nurse; Victor Breedlove, wood craftsman; Tri-County Community College Professor Paulene Ledford and students: Jessica Garrett, Maria Garrett and Haley Talley; cosmetology, Randy Phillips; Christy Teasdale, law enforcement; Jeff Trull, mechanic; John Snow, judge; Rev. Phillip Russel, pastor; Keith Wood, farming; Bette Kaufman, artist; and Jenny Dalton, dance instructor.

AHS students to help the needy this coming season

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(first row l-r) Ashley Vogular, Christa Williams, Kerri Carringer, Sandy Mabbit and Jordan Bateman. (second row l-r) Catrina Vaughn, Stephanie Stewart, Kayla LeQuire, Whitney Bridges, Krista Sherbert and Kelly Palmer. (third row l-r) Tiffany McGaha, Julie Palmer and Stephanie Lane. (not pictured) April Hawkins, Felicia Griffin, Tamara Hyde and Crystal Jones. Andrews High School Health Occupations is sponsoring a community service project to help the needy this

upcoming holiday season. Donations of food, clothing and toys will greatly appreciated. Boxes will be set up at local

businesses and Andrews High School. All donations will be accepted until December the 6th.

TCCC Nursing program remains steady John Cabe, Tri-County Community College (TCCC) Vice President for Academic Affairs, had rarely heard his telephone ring as much as it did two months ago when rumors began swirling that the college registered nursing program was in jeopardy. "People had heard that one of the colleges in our three-college consortium was going to apply for independent status with the North Carolina Board of Nursing and so they immediately figured it would doom our program," said Cabe. "It's not going happen. "The registered nursing program at TCCC continues to flourish as it works to try to meet the health care shortages," said Cabe. "With the addition of an evening program last year, Tri-County Community College has 26 slots open for students each year." The education program is officially known as the Region A Nursing Consortium and includes TCCC along with Haywood

and Southwestern Community Colleges. Local students complete their first year of work at TCCC and then travel to clinical sites in Haywood or Buncombe counties during the second

year, in addition to classes at Haywood Community College. Cabe did say TCCC is currently looking into the possibility of offering the second year of classes at TCCC

School Lunch Menus Elementary Menus: 11/29 Grilled Cheese Sandwich and Whole Kernel Corn 11/30 Ham and Cheese Sandwich w/Pork and Beans 12/01 Hot Dog and Baked Potato Wedges 12/02 Chicken Nuggets and Green Peas 12/03 Hamburger and French Fries High School Menus: 11/29 Hot Dog and Baked Potato Wedges 11/30 Pizza and Tossed Salad 12/01 Burrito and Tater Tots 12/02 Chicken Fajitas and Peppers/Onions 12/03/04: Cheeseburgers and French Fries Middle School Menus: 11/29 Little Smokies and Macaroni and Cheese 11/30 Corn Dog and Cole Slaw 12/01 Manager Choice 12/02 Burrito and Quick Baked Potato 12/03 Chicken Nuggets and Green Beans

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Students from Hiwassee Dam high, middle and elementary schools paid tribute to area veterans on Nov. 12 with their annual Veterans Day Commemoration program. The program was planned and conducted by the Student Government Association (SGA) and their sponsor Tara Horton. The Pledge of Allegiance was given in English and then in Latin by the Latin Club. After the singing of the National Anthem by sophomore Libby Stahl, the chorus performed five patriotic tributes to veterans, many of whom were in attendance. The SGA then presented a powerpoint presentation paying tribute to our newest veterans from Iraq. Students from the high school English classes read several poems and letters they had written to veterans from the Hiwassee Dam community. The program concluded with elementary and middle school students presenting gifts they made to the veterans. After the program, the veterans were honored with a complimentary lunch in the school cafeteria. Shown above are elementary students presenting their gifts to the veterans.


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Evelyn Lucile Hall

Sewing machine operator

Retired from Southern Bell Telephone Company

Ruby A. Moore, 79, of Anderson R o a d , Andrews, d i e d 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.

Bertha Mae Verdier A homemaker Bertha Mae Verdier, 83, of Murphy, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004, at the M u r p h y Medical Center Nursing Home in Murphy. She was a native of Clay County, Arkansas and was a homemaker. She loved her church, cooking and crocheting. Mrs. Verdier was one of twelve children of the late Clarence Ervin and Grace Jackson Green, she had (six brothers and five sisters); and was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Howard Lee Verdier who died Sept. 16, 2004. She is survived by her son and his wife, Bob and Diane Verdier of Murphy; a daughter and her husband, Pat and Jack Field of Des Moines, Iowa; brothers and sisters, Leo Green of Spindale, Bill ““Buck”” Green, Geneva Ruggeri, Genalda Martin and Peggy Green all of Kennett,

Missouri and Anna Ray Dickerson of Oakland, California; six grandchildren and their spouses, Susan and Dale Pullis and Scott and Robin Verdier, all of Longwood, Florida, Kimberly and Jeff Joyce of Geneva, Florida, Kelley and John Campbell of Orlando, Florida, Cheryl and Dan Hudson of Johnston, Iowa, and Gary and Karen Koller of Overland Park, Kansas; and ten great-grandchildren. Funeral services and burial was held Nov. 21 in Kennett, Missouri under the direction of McDaniel Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made, In Memory of Bertha Mae Verdier, to the Alzheimer’’s Association, Western Carolina Chapter, 31 College Place, Suite D320, Asheville, N.C. 28801-2644. Townson Rose Funeral Home in Murphy was in charge of arrangements. The Sentinel extends condolences to the Bertha Mae Verdier family.

Lorene Norma Adams Moore A homemaker Lorene Norma Adams Moore, 81, of Lower Vengeance Creek Road, Marble, died Tuesday, 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. 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.

Evelyn Lucile Hall, 84, formerly of M u r p h y, d i e d Sunday, Nov. 21, 2004, at Laurel Baye Lake Lanier in Buford,

Nursing Home Georgia. Evelyn was born July 16, 1920 in Towns County, Georgia to the late Virgil Dewitt and Julia Adaline Ingram Hall. Evelyn resided in Murphy with her family and attended Murphy High School where she graduated in 1940. Soon after graduating from high school she became employed with Southern Bell Telephone Company in Murphy. She retired in 1985 after 43 years of faithful and noted service. Evelyn was an active member of CWA Local 3204 and Pioneers of Atlanta Club and held offices in each organization. She received many notable awards for her dedicated work with a number of organizations. Evelyn was active in the political campaign process and among her notable accomplishments, she was invited to our nation’’s capitol and attended the Inaugural Ball at the White

House in Washington DC for one of our past presidents. She was a charter member of Clairmont Baptist Church in Chamblee, Georgia, and lived in Cumming, Georgia after her retirement. Evelyn never married and was preceded in death by her mother, father, two sisters and one brother. She is survived by one sister, Maybelle Hall Odom of Murphy; two nieces; one nephew; seven great nieces; and three great nephews. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26 at the Townson Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy. Pastor Billy Stiles will officiate. Burial will be in the Old Brasstown Baptist Church Cemetery in Young Harris, Georgia. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made In Memory of Evelyn Hall to the Old Brasstown Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, Young Harris, Georgia 30582. Townson Rose Funeral Home in Murphy is in charge of all arrangements. The Sentinel extends condolences to the Evelyn Lucile Hall family.

James Cecil ““J.C.”” Newman World War II Veteran James Cecil ““J.C.”” Newman, 86, of Murphy, died Monday, Nov. 22, 2004, at his residence. A native of Polk County, Tennessee, he had lived in Doraville, Georgia for 30 years before moving to Cherokee County in 1979. He was the son of the late T. L. and Hattie Staudridge Newman. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in he US Army in the Pacific Theatre. He retired after 30 years with General Motors in Doraville. J. C. attended the Hopewell Baptist Church. His hobbies included making a garden and reading. He was preceded in death by a son, Ken Newman, who died Sept. 16, 1977. Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Geneva Munday Newman; a daughter, Sandra Gibson of Marietta, Georgia; a son, Steve Newman of Cleveland, Tennessee; two brothers, T. L. Newman of

Murphy and Jerry Newman of Tifton, Georgia; and eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and two great-greatgrandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 24, at 11 a.m. in the Hopewell Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Maughan officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the American Legion Post 96, DAV Chapter 73, and VFW Post 10222. The family requests memorials be made to the Hopewell Baptist Church, 215 Hopewell Road, Murphy, N.C. 28906. Ivie Funeral Home in Murphy is in charge of all arrangements. An online guest register is available at ““Obituaries”” at The Sentinel extends condolences to the James Cecil ““J.C.”” Newman family.



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Our connection to Iraq through friend Sam Dear friends. I’’m writing to you these words while Iraq is bleeding severely. There is no day that passes in Iraq without hearing that some people are killed and others are injured. The death scene became very normal in Iraq even the mass media became unable to cover all the horrible incidents because they are many of them happening at the same time. I remember when we were doing patrols with my friends 210th MP in Baghdad streets people and children used to wave for us and say hello without fear of anything. My friend Boby, for example, used to buy candies for children. Derik, the first friend whom I met when I worked with 210th MP is another example, he used to deal with Iraqi problems as if his peoples’’ problems and that was when we were doing police station. Certainly there are many examples but I can not mention them all. The increasing number of insurgents affected the relationship between the Iraqi People and American soldiers after a short period of my friends (210th MP) departure. Things became completely different for instance, No candies for children and no more waving for the American soldiers. all the nice views which I used to see with

my friends no longer exist , it became memories but what kind of memories, the ones which I will never forget. Iraqi people started looking at the forces with different eyes especially after Abu Graib Jail Abuses and what happened in Fallija District. I’’m not sure whose fault is this and who bears the responsibility? We hope that the mutual understanding would be rebuilt again soon. I believe that training is important in any army in the world but there is something else that goes with it, which is who to establish nice relationship with different communities. 210th MP enjoys this distinctive feature which we really miss now. Probably you would say that I’’m exaggerating when I mention (my Unit) but really 210th MP is an example in the American Army. We hang the hope on the American Forces and Iraqi National Guard to get rid of the insurgency and get the country on its feet again. Many thanks for all those who spread peaCe and love in the world, especially the American forces who are fighting now in Fallija. Hopefully everything will be better soon. Best wishes to you and your families. Sam

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SCHOOL/COMMUNITY Hiwassee Dam students takes to the polls

The civics class of Hiwassee Dam High School conducted a mock vote on election day 2004. A few of the students were old enough to be registered voters and were dismissed long enough to participate in their local elections while a few others were employed at the poles as workers for the day. Those who remained in Tara Horton’’s class created a classroom pole and each class in the high school came there to vote. A few classes also voted by absentee ballot. Math classes calculated the percentages of electoral college votes per class based on classroom enrollment and the civics classes then counted the votes as they learned the process of the electoral college and popular election. Pictured above are students casting their vote as part of their learning how the election process works.

Mountain Community Chorus opens the Christmas season The Mountain Community Chorus Christmas Concert has become the traditional opening of the Christmas season in this area. The presentation dates and times are Thursday, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m., and Sunday Dec. 5 at 3 p.m. and will be held in the Sharp Memorial Methodist Church sanctuary in Young Harris, Georgia. The program is a mixture of traditional carols, classical seasonal pieces and some fun and kind of silly numbers, in other words, something for everyone. Bill Fox is the director of the Community Chorus which is made up of four choirs, starting with the combined chorus with approximately 65

voices who will present the major portion of the program. Then we have a ladies chorus under the direction of Laura Stooksbury, the men’’s chorus and the Chamber Choir, which is made up of 16 to 18 voices. These choirs present four different types of sounds and music to also compliment the program. Our accompanists for the chorus are Suzanne Major and Mary Ann Fox. Without their excellent assistance the preparation and presentation of the concert would not be possible. This year we are fortunate to have violinist Vern Richardson assisting with portions of the program. We appreciate his joining our group for this concert season. Vern is a recently retired

strings teacher from Dekalb County, now living in Young Harris and continuing to maintain a private teaching studio at home. The Mountain Community Chorus is completing it’’s 31st season and is made up of singers from Towns, Union, and Fannin counties in Georgia, and Cherokee and Clay counties in North Carolina. We are a group of people who love to sing in various choral combinations and improve our singing abilities and musical understanding. Please mark these dates on your calendar and join us as we present a wonderful opening to the Christmas season.

Clay County Social Services receive Walmart grant

Even Start gets bear smart

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The Clay County Department of Social Services received a grant of $1,000 from WalMart in Murphy. The money will go to help with Christmas for foster children. From left are Wal-Mart store Manager Blair Stanley, Terrie Hager, Barbara Ford and Tiffany Jackson.

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Winnie the Pooh hands out his favorite food, honey, to the children at Even Start at their ““Hibernation”” party.

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Even Start Family Literacy Pre-K has just finished studying about bears. After learning about different kinds of bears, Even Start parents and children went to Build-A-Bear and created their own unique bear. We

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Murphy Medical Center staff would like to congratulate Kyle Fischer and Kayla Stroud of Marble on the birth of their daughter. Skyler Faith Breeze Fischer was born October 28 at Murphy Medical Center. She weighed 5 pounds 12 ounces and was 18 1/2 inches in length at birth. You can view her picture and our other new arrivals on the Web, go to

celebrated with a ““hibernation”” party and a visit from a special guest. Winnie the Pooh came to visit and handed out jars of his favorite honey to the children. If you and your child would like to be a part of Even Start,

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COMMUNITY Women of the Murphy Mountain Red Hat Society

Babs Turo, Queen Mother

Anne Graham, Vice Mother

Daphant Sergent Secretary

Sandy Wineman, Treasurer

Mary Harmon

Mary Lane

Suzanne LeJeune

Joyce Senger

The club members of the Red Hat Society met for dinner on November 3 at The Victorian House Restaurant in Blue Ridge, Georgia. These are just a handful of women and officers who participate

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in the society. They enjoy each others time and fellowship at least once a month at different restaurants around the area.

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Erica Twiggs and Barbara Howard help out on clean-up day at the Johnson-Hurlburt Homeless Shelter, Oct. 23.

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Pictured above shows there are extensive repairs needed at the homeless shelter in Murphy. The Appalachian Home Builders Association and Mountain Lakes Board of Realtors are combining efforts to make the needed repairs.

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LOST: SMALL TAN FEMALE dog, long hair, Shih Tzu mix. Missing from Hwy 64, West of Hayesville, close to clay/Cherokee County line. Please call 837-5637

MAW SOUND, RECORDING, SOUND, lighting, special effects. Tents, moonwalk for concerts, parties, church and youth events. 706 896-4560

Merchandise CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING IS YOUR most economical way to get your business known. Call in your ad. 828-389-8338. Deadline for classifieds is Friday at NOON. LOWEST PRICES EVER! JUST in time for Christmas, 17 Piece stainless steel 5-ply cookware set. Lifetime warranty. $249 Blairsville (706)745-7714 NEW, STILL IN THE box Thermax Carpet and Upholstery cleaning system. Full factory warranty, Discounted to $1195. DE Bailey & Assoc. (706)7457714 NOTHING BUT BEDS MATTRESS Outlet - CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 0 Save 10 50%. Queen Sets starting at $199. Andrews (828) 321-2835 VFW THRIFT STORE, HIAWASSEE: Best buys around for ““recycled”” clothing and household furnishings. Call 706-8961953 for additional info.

Merchandise: Furniture DIRECT MATTRESS SALES YOUR Sealy Headquarters. Queen Sets starting at $299.00 Murphy (828) 835-8686 QUEEN SIZE MAPLE HIGH gloss 5 piece bedroom suite, like new, excellent condition. $1200.00 OBO (828) 389-2379

Miscellaneous 24’’ GAS LOGS, PARTIALLY vented, three burners, Smart Dash Fine by Monessen hearth system. $200.00 (828) 6449336 DIRECT MATTRESS SALES YOUR Sealy Headquarters. Queen Sets starting at $299.00 Murphy (828) 835-8686 ELITE THERAPY SPA HOT Tub 30 jets, 6 HP, Lounger, moving need to sell quick. $2500 828 305-3755

CLEONA’’S CARPET CLEANING $15.00-UP Includes moving furniture. 828-837-8484 , 877837-8484

FIREPLACE MANTELS ALL OF our mantels are made from quality dried wood. Shelf Personals type & surrounds. All styles, reaMAN IN WHEELCHAIR, TWO sonably priced 828-389-1999. arms, two legs, can’’t walk. HANDYMAN, RELIABLE Looking for female companion. SERVICE, ELECTRICAL, Must be over 35. Leave mes- plumbing, carpentry, cleaning, sage, will return. Looking for hauling, landscaping (706)896lady who needs nice home. 6110 828/837-7736. HOUSE DOCTOR INC. HOME OAK PARK GUEST HOME As- repairs, carpentry, interior/ sisted Living is now taking appli- exterior painting, decks, cations for residency. male & plumbing contractor- licensed, Female. By appointment only in insured, work guaranteed. Call Andrews. (828) 321-1317 Bill Waters 828-389-9829. WWF AGE 49 LOOKING for HOUSE PLANS DRAWN companion between ages of 50 TED Beiger, Designer Since to 65 for long term relationship 70’’s (828)479-2672 possible marriage. Must be fi888-423-1437 Toll-Free nancially secure. Send correspondence to P.O. Box 1018 HUNTER MOBILE MARINE Hayesville, NC 28904. SERVICE Convient Secure 15 years experience 706-745-6025, Pets & Livestock message WINTERIZE from $79.99 CHI-MOUNTAIN SPECIAL ““T’’S”” LONG & short haired Chi- HURRICANE CLEANING huahuas. Home raised and SERVICE, NO extra charges for cared for. 706-379-1402 laundry or ironing, references CKC REGISTERED TOY POO- 837-9561 DLE puppies. Rare colors. 828- JACOB ANDERSON TREE 644-9777 COMPANY, bonded & insured all tree work, chopping, debris FOR SALE: CKC POM-POO’’S removal, dangerous removal, Males, 7 weeks old, wormed, logging, bobcat work, experifirst shots. $150.00 each. Ready enced. (828) 837-8189 (828) November 29th. Call (828) 837- 361-4316 8350 after 6:30pm MIKE’’S LAWN SERVICE PET-SITTING RETIRED HIGH LAWN Mowing, Weed Eating, SCHOOL teacher will take care Hauling mulch & Cleanup. Reaof your animals and your home sonable, free estimates Call 706 while you are away. Call Laurie 896-5446 leave message Boyer 706-745-2823 MOVING...CALL FRIENDS! SMALL DASCHUND DOG FOR Local or long distance, sale $25.00 837-9561 Licensed and insured Best prices! Free estimates! UKCI REG. SMALL & Large Friends Moving Company ““Mini”” Rat Terrier puppies706-896-7720 or 896-7248, Championship Line- Great in1-888-794-0526 door/outdoor pets. Bright, loving & easily trained-wormed & 1st shots, training kit, health record, UGLY CONCRETE? COVER starter food & toy- $150- IT! Decorative concrete coatings $200.00. Ready Nov. 27th & Since 1980- Pool decks, patios, Dec 11th(will hold for Christ- driveways, walk, acrylics, epoxmas) Call (828) 389-6279 ies, masonry & rubber (706)8964560


ABLE PLUMBING, MASTER PLUMBER for 40 years, repairs & remolding. Harold Mills (828)389-9408 or 361-5270 Cell.

HORSE TRACK, SADDLE, drag harrow (828) 389-1215 BRYAN GREEN, SR. CUSTOM Residential Contractor & Mini LIKE NEW FILTER QUEEN Loader service. Nantahala/Anvaccum cleaner system with all drews/Murphy 828-321-2222 attachments. Just serviced. $395. DE Bailey & Assoc. (706)745-7714 CONNLEY’’S TREE & LAWN SERVIC. Take down trees, cut SILENT FLAME CAST IRON danger trees, 17 yrs. experiheater, glass doors, fan. Paid ence, insured, chipper & dump $2,000 will negotiate (706) 896- truck, views and under brushing. 6072 or (706) 897-0828 Total Tree & Lawn Service. 828-321-3010.

MASSAGE IS THERAPY IN the Music comfort of your home. Licensed. Call Gerri Baker at INSTRUMENTS, 706-896-6108. SOUND/LIGHTING EQUIPMENT, INSTALLATIONS, Multi Lawn & Garden Media Group International offers great deals for all your media CRAWFORD/MCCLURE needs. 706/897-2873 or LAWN/LANDSCAPING, 828/389-4365. www.MultiMeLANDSCAPING DESIGN/ INSTALLATION, lawn maintainence, power saw, tractor work, bushogging, RECORDING/PRODUCTION backhoe, Long-arm, FACILITIES! CD PROJECTS, dump-truck, haul gravel, dirt, jingles, scores for video/film, lyrmulch. For sale: Mulch ics to music and more. Multi $15 a yard. Media Group International. Fencing-split rail, wooden, electric 828-389-0405 706/897-2873 or 828/389-4365. www.MultiMediaGroupInterna828-389-4684 QUALITY YARD & HOME CARE SERVICES, INSURED, TRUMPER/BRASS PRIVATE LANDSCAPE DESIGN; PLANT- LESSONS! BEGINNING to AdING; GRASS SEEDING; AER- vanced levels. Internationally ATING;MOWING; TREES TOP- acclaimed trumpeter with over PED; EMOVED; PRESSURE 25 years experience. HayesWASHING; DECK REPAIR; ville. $35./hr - $20./half - hour. PAINTING. GUTTERS 706/897-2873 or 828/389-0754. CLEANED; GUARDS INSTAL- www.MultiMediaGroupInternaLED. CALL DOUG 828 389- 2066


NEED A SIGN? MAGNETIC, Banners, Yard Signs, Vehicle lettering, Windows, Design/Installation available. Call Sign Fast (828) 389-6041 NOTHING BUT BEDS MATTRESS Outlet - CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 0 Save 10 50%. Queen Sets starting at $199. Andrews (828) 321-2835

ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING, & APPLIANCE REPAIR SERVICE: Buddy Garrett, licensed and experienced. Call 706-8961897. FILL DIRT FOR SALE ••Grading and Hualing ••Bobcat work JOHNSTON SITE SERVICE Call Shawn Johnston 706-896-7373 Cell: 706-476-1551

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Wanted ANY UNWANTED MOBILEHOMES OR campers. Will remove free of charge. (706) 8966072 or (706) 897-0828 JOBS WANTED CLEANING UP new construction sites. (706) 896-6072 or (706) 897-0828 NEWER MODEL TANNING BED and exercise equipment, music, instruments and CD’’s. Must be reasonable. (706) 8966072 or (706) 897-0828

TODDLER BED, BABY ITEMS, TERRY’’S SHARP SHOP FOR etc. (706) 896-6072 or (706) all your sharpening needs. 897-0828 Commercial, household, landscaping. 706-745-1329. WANTED: HIMALAYAN OR PERSIAN cat or kitten. (706) TWO NEAT LADIES WILL 896-6072 or (706) 897-0828. clean your home/yard, run errands, laundry, auto detail,reasonable/dependable. (706) 8966072 or (706) 897-0828 WNC WALL COVERINGS RESIDENTIAL Painting and Pressure Washing. Interior and Exterior. Free Estimates, call Chad Burchfield 828/479-8921


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TANT, 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. POSITION AVAILABLE WITH COMPETITIVE SALARY BENEFITS - SOCIAL WORKER II FOR Adult Protective Services at Clay County DDS, Must have a 40 year Human Services related degree and/or experience in human services field. On-call duties required. Deadline for applications is Friday December 10, 2004 at 5:00pm. A State PD 107 application and a copy of college transcripts are required. Apply at Clay County DSS or the ESC office. EOE

WITH Competitive Salary & Benefits - Social Worker III Child Protective Services at Clay County DSS. Must have a 4year Human Services related degree and/or experience in human services field. Responsibilities include investigating reports of child abuse and neglect, negotiation and developing family treatment plans, service coordination and on-call duties. Deadline for applications is Friday December 10, 2004 at 5:00pm. A State Pd 107 application and a copy of college transcripts are required. Apply at Clay County DSS or the ESC office. EOE.

MOMS AND DADS! GREAT income for home (888) 901-9969 NEEDED A REAL ESTATE sales person, licensed, self starter for friendly locally owned office. CALL MARGARET WARNER, WARNER REALTY (828)837-8777 OAK PARK GUEST HOME Assisted Living is seeking CNA FT position. Benefits available, contact Elaine (828) 321-1317 PART TIME HELP for local moving company. 706-896-1574

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.

A invitation to Andrews residents This is written as an invitation to the residents of Andrews who have ancestors who fought for the South during the War Between the States. The North Carolina Sons of Confederate Veterans desires to form an SCV camp in Andrews. This will be open to anyone interested who can prove his ancestor served in the war. The Sons of Confederate Veterans was formed in Richmond, Virginia, ,June 30 and July 1, 1896. It serves as a historical, patriotic, and nonpolitical organization honoring those veterans and preserving the true history of the Confederate South. North Carolina has probably close to 4,000 members and grows in membership each year. New camps regularly form by those men who still hold to the ideals of a Sovereign Republic, as this nation was originally founded for, and wish to preserve those ideals and pass them on to their posterity, as our forefathers, in the Declaration of Independence, and the Bill of Rights to the Constitution, passed to our ancestors. Governor John W. Ellis of North Carolina issued a Proclamation April 17, 1861 criticizing the newly elected President who had made a call for ““75,000 men to be employed for the invasion of the peaceful homes of the

South, and, for the violent subversion of the liberties of a free people, constituting a large part of the whole population of the United States; And whereas, this high handed act of tyrannical outrage is not only in violation of all Constitutional law, in utter disregard of every sentiment of humanity and Christian civilization, and, conceived in a spirit of aggression unparalleled by an act of recorded history, but, is a direct step toward the subjugation of the whole South, and the conversion of a free Republic, inherited from our fathers, into a military despotism to be established by worse than foreign enemies on the ruins of once glorious Constitution of Equal Rights . . And I furthermore exhort all good citizens throughout the state to be mindful that their first allegiance is due to the Sovereignty which protects their homes and dearest interests, as their first service is due for the sacred defense of their hearths, and, of the soil which holds the graves of our glorious dead.”” This sums up very well the heart and intent of North Carolinians during this time. Few North Carolinians even owned slaves or thought about much more than making their family farms yield enough food to sustain their family for another year, and

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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

1. Wellness Program Supervisor 1-Tsaligi Kv Hnvi 2. Welcome Center Specialist-Welcome Center 3. Part-Time Event Workers-10 Positions 4. Clerk-Housekeeping 5. Deputy Court Clerk-Tribal Court 6. Computer Specialist-IT 7. Part-Time Business Assistant-Wellness Center 8. Teacher’s Assistant 9. Teacher 10. LPN (3-11 Shift)-Tsali Care Center 11. Pharmacist Manager-Urgent Care 12. Auditor-I-Internal Audit

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

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

Anyone interested in picking up a job application or j or description should see Jessica Lambert or Angie Wolfe or call 497-8117. Closing date for these positions will be Friday, December 3rd, 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.

Andrews Rescue Squad gets new ambulance On Oct. 31, members of the Andrews Rescue Squad traveled to Lewisville Fire and Rescue, outside Winston-Salem, to take delivery of the newest addition to our rescue fleet. A 1994 Ford Diesel ““box type”” ambulance will allow ARS to continue to provide excellence in emergency care. The ambulance is in excellent condition, an obvious reflection of the pride that Lewisville holds. Rescue Chief Ray Frazier noted that ““the only thing we needed to do was stock it up and install a radio.”” In fact, members of the Lewisville Fire Department washed the ambulance before we drove away.”” Prior to the purchase, Cherokee County Emergency Medical Services Director Jeff Peterson was visiting in the Lewisville area and during a discussion, the subject of the ambulance came up. Peterson contacted the Andrews squad and, in an obvious act of providence, rescue squad Assistant Chief Paul Earwood ““happened”” to be in the area on jobrelated business. earwood was only 10 miles from the Lewisville Fire-Rescue Department and was able to check out the ambulance. The ambulance, which will replace the oldest ambulance in the fleet, has been certified by the state

and was officially put in service on Nov. 12. The ARS thanks the Lewisville Fire and Rescue Department and EMS Director Jeff Peterson for their assistance in our newest addition.

5,000 to 10,000 AfricanAmerican soldiers fought alongside their fellow North Carolinians, during this four year holocaust. It has been estimated that close to 100,000 African-Americans fought for the South during this time, most times not as slaves but to protect their own interests, as well. More than 40,000 North Carolinians died in that war to them it was not an issue of slavery (only 6-10% of Southerners owned slaves), as well as the tens of thousands more from the other Southern States who died as well. It was a matter of honor and Sovereignty of the States. In this country, we went from a decentralized government to a centralized one. We still, as a nation, are suffering from this. This was a very brief synopsis, but, if you still hold in your hearts the values and morals your ancestors cherished, were willing to fight and die for, then we are interested in helping to set up an SCV camp in Andrews, as a sister camp to Brig. Gen. Stan Watie #2043 located in Hayesville. Our camp in Hayesville is made up of men from Murphy, Hayesville, and Hiawassee, Georgia.. So, you don’’t have to be a North Carolinian to join - just have Confederate ancestry. If you are interested, the offi-

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cers and men of the Hayesville camp would like to help you get a camp started. We would like to meet with you in January or February, 2005. I can be reached at 835-9134, or leave a message. If you would like to attend a meeting to ““test the waters”” we meet in Hayesville the third Tuesday night of each month at 6:30. Please contact us. Harry Martin 2nd Lt. Comdr. Brig. Gen. Stan Watie Camp #2043

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

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

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The Following Positions Are Available Murphy Medical Center • OR-RN (FT) • MED/SURG-RN (FT) • ER-RN (FT) • WEEKEND RADIOLOGY TECH (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.


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AUTO, RV & WATERCRAFT Automobiles 1987 JEEP CHEROKEE, 3”” lift, great for hunting. Best offer by November 30th. (706) 379-4615 1990 TOYOTA, DELUXE, WAGON, Burgundy, Excellent condition (706) 379-3928 (hiawassee) 1999 DODGE RAM 4X4 Pickup, diesel SLT Laramie Auto, A/C, PS, PB, PW, Full/Power tilt, cruise, AM/FM stereo cassett. P/Mirrors, tint, running boards, bedliner, $15,850. 828/835-8748. 95 SATURN, 1-OWNER, NONSMOKING, leather, service records, loaded, auto, $2,695.00 (828) 644-9159 DODGE DURANGO SLT, 1999, black , excellent condition inside and out, 117,000 miles, custom wheels, all 1999 options including leather seats. $9200- (706) 896-6905

RV: Lot Rentals RV LOTS FOR RENT: 2535 Honaker Road, just off Pat Colwell Road. All utilities available. OPEN YEAR ROUND, $100$115 per month. 706-745-1725.

Watercraft 2001 24’’ SYLVAN PONTOON Boat, 70HP Johnson 4 stroke motor. Only 10,000!! Call 828 389-1110. Ask for Karen

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Cherokee County Sheriff’’s Report November 15 through November 21 November 15, 2004 Tiffany Sharp, 18, of Blairsville, speeding 68/45 and no operators license; November 17, 2004 Angela Nichols, 26, of Hayesville, simple worthless check; Juan Castro, 23, of Andrews, felony restraint, resisting officer and contributing to the delinquency of a juve-

nile; Ricky Conley, 43, of Andrews, communicating threats; Bobby Foster, 35, of Andrews, breaking and entering a motor vehicle and assault with a deadly weapon; Francisco Hernandez, 20, of Murphy, conspiracy to sell/deliver a Schedule II Controlled Substance; Kristina Sattazahn, 19, of Murphy, DWI; Melissia

Seabolt, 25, of Murphy, aiding and abetting DWI, sell-give malt beverage/wine to a person under age 21; Douglas Brantley, 46, of Andrews, second degree burglary/larceny after breaking and entering; Bobby Bettis, 45, of Andrews, larceny of a motor vehicle; November 18, 2004 Sheryl Lynn Hodges, 35, of

Murphy, failure to appear; November 20, 2004 Jill Kozma, 20, of Andrews, assault and battery; Michelle Frizzell, 37, of Murphy, probation violation (two counts); November 21, 2004 Timmy Rowland, 25, of Huston, Ga., fugitive other state; Janice Ann Whitaker, 31, of Andrews, communicating

Murphy Police Department weekly report 11/15-11-21 Arrests: 11/15 Horace Moneymaker, WM, 37, Murphy, Assault on female; drunk & disruptive 11/15 Amber Leann Ballew, WF, 17, GA. Obtain property by false, pretense 11/17 Bobby Dean Foster, WM, 35, Marble, Aggravated

Assault, burglary 11/17 Francisco Hernandez, WM, 19, Address Unknown, Drug Violation 11/21 David Anthony Corso, WM, 21, Marble, Served warrant - DWLR

11––Auto accidents 1–– B&E 2–– Larceny 1––Noise Complaint Assists: Issued: Issued:

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Sentinel staff writer There is now a closed door policy at the town manager’’s office. According to Alderman Randy Hogsed, visitors are no longer allowed behind the door into the office. Although there is a sign on the door, ““Employees Only”” it has been common for others to visit behind the door, on matters that are of a business nature.

The closed door policy came to the attention of The Sentinel when trying to see Town Manager and Finance Office, Bill Green, regarding the questions surrounding the emergency meeting held Wednesday, Nov. 17. Town employees in the office said that Alderman Randy Hogsed told them to enforce ““Employees Only”” last week. Hogsed and Alderman James Reid said this had been a rule for a long time, but Hogsed said he


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finally ““put his foot down,”” that this rule would be enforced. Mayor Mitch Rhinehardt said ““I believe that anything owned by the taxpayers should be made accessible to them.”” He further stated that while it is not reasonable for just anyone to go behind the closed door, that someone with business for the town, or to have access to Bill Green, town manager and finance office, should be allowed to do so.

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Dr. Brian Mitchell named 2004-2005 All-State Board Dr. Brian Mitchell has been named to the 2004-05 prestigious All-State Board. This honor is bestowed upon eight (8) school board members in North Carolina annually out of 600 plus members. Board members must be recommended by their local board and an application completed highlighting tenure and accomplishments

as a board member plus participation in North Carolina School Board Association Training. Dr. Mitchell has served as the atlarge member for 14 years, and has served two six-year terms as vice-chairman. During that time, he has advocated for health initiatives and high school rigor, as well as improved school facilities.

threats; Tammy Sue Anderson, 35, of Andrews, fourth or subsequent offense - worthless checks (two counts); David Anthony Corso, 21, of Marble, driving while license revoked; Christina Womble Golden, 45, of Murphy, failure to appear, non support of child, simple possession and surrender of surety.

Dr. Mitchell has also participated in fund raising for the upcoming swim center for Cherokee county. Dr. Mitchell is very deserving of this honor and Cherokee County is fortunate to have someone of his caliber on the Board of Education.



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Winter Warning Now that winter is upon us, the Andrews Rescue Squad wants to remind our neighbors and friends to exercise extreme caution when keeping warm and dry indoors. If you utilize a central furnace, make sure furnace filters are changed, at least every three months or more, during the winter. If you use a propane heater or stove for heat, make sure that items are not stored or stacked near the heater. Radiant type propane heaters with fuel bottles are dangerous when used inside, and not a good choice. Do not use grills to heat inside. Do not use electric or gas stoves to heat inside. These items are not rated for heat production. Make sure that all oil heater fuel lines are not kinked and not leaking on the outside. Keep all radiant type heaters away from areas where small children or pets might come in contact with the heater. Check areas for safety. Ensure that curtains, tablecloths, or furniture items are not near the heat source. Radiant heat can cause fabric to burst into flame. Make sure that your chimney is clean and that the flue is open. Many chimney fires cause house damage and can cause smoke to back up inside your home. With any combustion type heat (oil, wood, coal, kerosene, propane & etc.) make sure that the device is vented to the outside to keep carbon monoxide from building up inside. Check all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors for function and make sure that the batteries are fresh. Thanks for being safe and smart!


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24,600 MSRP $17,495*** Dodge Ram 2500 SLT

#5866 #6043

Quad Cab 4x4, Hemi Power, Leather, Trailer Tow



Dodge Ram 2500 SLT Quad Cab 4x4, Hemi,Sport Appearance Group, Trailer Tow, Anti-Spin Differential, #6523 Power Folding Trailer Tow Mirrors, CD

37,625 SAVE



MSRP $38,180 MVM Discount -4,000 Special Limited Time Rebate -500 Rebate -2,500 Chrysler Fin. -1,500 Bonue Cash -1,000




PT Cruiser


MVM Disc.

Chrysler Financial Rebate -1,000

2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4



MFG Disc








2004 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT

November 24, 2004



2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo I-6

2004 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab 4x4, Hemi, Sport Appearance


22,130 MSRP$16,900***


2005 Dodge Caravan SE #6102







2004 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Reg. Cab, 4x4, Hemi, Auto Trans, Sport Appearance Group







2004 Chrysler Pacifica

MSRP $30,060 MVM Discount -2,800 Rebate -2,500 Chrysler Fin. -1,500 Bonue Cash -1,000

2004 Dodge Durango 4x4 SLT

#5677 #6380









$ #6517










★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ PRE-OWNED VEHICLES ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 2005 CHRYSLER 300


Silver, Leather, Loaded, 2K Miles

Tan, Auto, CD 4 Wheel Drive, 4x4





6 Cylinder, Auto, 80K Miles Loaded,

15K miles, Almond, Leather, Loaded





Five Star. It’s Better. We’ll Prove It.


Pewter $0 Down $264 mo.**




$199 mo.** SN#2102

$245 mo.**


$288 mo.**

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*Must have Farm Bureau Insurance. *All rebates and incentives to dealer. Tax, tag and title fees extra. See your sales rep for full details on 7 year warranty. With approved credit. Rebates subject to change. Must finance with Chrysler Financial ** 72 Months ★ 5 years or 50,000 miles

706-632-5375 TOLL FREE 1-800-858-7891

Nearby at 7535 Hwy 515, Blue Ridge, GA

Based on 97, 98, 99,

2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 Total Volume Sales



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