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MOVING WALL MOVES ALL A replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial visits Murphy

Bill will block photo release of detainees

Representative Heath Shuler’s bill to protect U.S. troops by blocking the release of photos of detainees in U.S. custody was added to the Homeland Security Department funding bill. President Obama supports this action because he said it would cause a backlash of anti-American sentiment against U.S. troops, especially in Iraq and Afghanistan. “I fully stand behind President Obama’s decision against releasing these photos to prevent endangering our troops,” said Rep. Shuler, D-Waynesville.  “Generals and military experts warn that the release of these photos would fan the hatred of extremist groups at a time when tensions already run high in the Middle East. We don’t want to provide recruitment tools to al-Qaeda.” The Senate included the provision in its Homeland Security appropriations bill, but the House did not in its initial version. Rep. Shuler and Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, led a bipartisan effort over the past few weeks to urge other House members to support adding the ban on releasing the photos to the Homeland Security bill. The House is expected to vote on the overall bill next week and the Senate will follow. While supporting government transparency, Rep. Shuler said publishing the photos does not outweigh the risk of inciting terrorists to act against U.S. troops stationed overseas. “Everyone condemns the actions taken against some U.S. detainees held overseas,” Shuler said. “But putting these photos out for public display would only re-ignite this old issue and make it more difficult for our troops working to quell violence in the Middle East.”

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(Main) A Marine Soldier carries a memorial wreath to the Moving Wall . (Left) Annie Taylor remembers the loss of her Brother Jimmy V. Smith who was hit in the head during Vietnam. He stayed in a coma for 2 years before passing in 1969.

By: Frank Bradley Sentinel Writer An estimated 6,500 people turned out to visit the” Moving Wall” at Konehete Park in Murphy this past week. The Moving Wall, of which there are two in the United States, is a scaleddown replica of the Vietnam Veterans

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ern North Carolina and was its prime sponsor, although dozens of other businesses and individuals contributed to the effort. The Wall was in place on Thursday of last week and was available for viewing until it was dismantled at noon on Monday. On Saturday, there was an extended ceremony, which included music, See WALL Page 8A

Together for 20 years By: Emolyn Liden Sentinel Writer

Bernice was trying to foster communication and activity. Since the beginning, the group has become more of a show and tell; a time to share ideas and resources.  It’s about camaraderie and support. There are no dues.” Jean Frey has been coming from Blue Ridge, Georgia for eight years.  “I heard about it after taking a spinning class at the John C. Campbell Folk School. Once I learned to spin I wanted to continue learning.  The group provides a meeting place for crafts people to help each other and share inspiration. Since I live in the middle of nowhere it was a great opportunity to mingle with other fiber artists.” It is exciting to jump into a new hobby like spinning or weaving but is See “FIBER” Page 2A

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The names are engraved on this series of plates in chronological order in which these men and women were killed or reported missing. Twelve of those killed in action were from Cherokee County as well as two others from Clay and Graham counties. The local chapter of the U.S. Marine Corps League (Post 1011) made arrangements to bring the wall to west-

Folk Fiber Guild

The Folk Fiber Guild of the Tristate area was started by Bernice Connor, a spinner, weaver, natural dyer, and basket maker who wanted to share her passion for art.   Twenty-five years later the group she founded still meets once a month. “Bernice was a great leader because she was project-oriented.  In the early years she assigned projects which we were excited about.  When we reconvened the weavers would have been very productive, but none of the spinners had completed the project. The spinners just wanted to hang out and spin,” said Martha Owen.  “Essentially

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Memorial in Washington, D.C. The wall contains the names of American armed service men and women who perished or are still missing from the eight-year-long Vietnam War, the longest American war since the American Revolution. It contains more than 58,200 names engraved on black marble upright plates that are arranged in a wide V.

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October is National Pet Wellness Month

Lake Chatuge Animal Hospital in Young Harris, GA wants to invite everyone to our annual Celebration of the Human-Pet Bond to be held on October 24th from 1 to 3 PM.  October has been declared the National Pet Wellness Month and we want to celebrate.  All proceeds from this event will go to our local animal rescue groups and the Good Samaritan Fund.  We will also be offering a Rabies Clinic during the event with rabies vaccinations offered at a low cost of $10.  The Humane Society Mtn. Shelter, Castaway Critters, Whiskers Project, Logan’s Run Rescue, and Valley River Humane Society will be present with Adopt-a-Pets.  One of our favorite events is the Halloween Pet Costume Contest.  This event will award those with the funniest, scariest, best owner/pet ensemble and most original costumes.  There will also be a dog maze, kissing booth, jumpers for kids, pet photos, pet portrait artist, hospital tours and a raffle.  Bring the whole family including your four-legged furry members!  Come have some fun and support your local animal rescue groups for all of the services they provide for our four-legged friends.  Lake Chatuge Animal Hospital is located on Hwy 17 near the Hwy 76 junction.  Call us at 706 896 1244 for more details.

Flu View update

Synopsis: During week 39 (September 27-October 3, 2009), influenza activity increased in the U.S. • 2,968 (27.4%) specimens tested by U.S. World Health Organization (WHO) and National Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance System (NREVSS) collaborating laboratories and reported to CDC/Influenza Division were positive for influenza. • 99% of all subtyped influenza A viruses being reported to CDC were 2009 influenza A (H1N1) viruses. • The proportion of deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza (P&I) was at the epidemic threshold. • Nineteen influenza-associated pediatric deaths were reported. Sixteen of these deaths were associated with 2009 influenza A (H1N1) virus infection and three were associated with influenza A virus, for which subtype is undetermined. • The proportion of outpatient visits for influenza-like illness (ILI) was above the national baseline. Regions 3 through 10 reported ILI above region-specific baseline levels; Regions 1 and 2 were below region-specific baselines. • Thirty-seven states reported geographically widespread influenza activity, Guam and 11 states reported regional influenza activity, two states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico reported local influenza activity, and the U.S. Virgin Islands did not report.

Dyslexia proves to be more complex in China A new study suggests that the complexity and severity of dyslexia varies across language barriers. The authors, from the University of Hong Kong, said that Chinesespeaking children with the disorder may have a harder time with it than their English-speaking peers. The differences were seen in the brain and in the performance of Chinese children on visual and oral language tasks, the researchers said in a statement. According to the researchers, English dyslexia is typically a "phonological disorder," meaning that people with the condition have difficulties detecting or manipulating the sound structure of oral language. This leads to troubles in mapping speech sounds onto letters, Wai Ting Siok, a lead author of the study, said in a statement. But the development of dyslexia in Chinese is really two disorders - a visuospacial deficit and a phonological disorder combined, Wai said.

Abused women suffer wider range of health problems Women who are abused by their partners have higher rates of health problems than their peers who do not suffer abuse, according to Ohio State University researchers. The researchers said the health problems they discovered in the study of more than 3,000 women are not commonly understood as being associated with violence. These include abdominal pain, chest pain, headaches, acid reflux, urinary tract infections and menstrual disorders. Amy Bonomi, the study's lead author and an associate professor of human development and family science at Ohio State, said in a statement that abused women also have an almost six-fold increase in clinically identified substance abuse, a more than three-fold increase in depression, a three-fold increase in sexually transmitted disease and a two-fold increase in lacerations.

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Martin named NC Farm Service Director Obama Administration Names Aaron Martin to serve as State Executive Director of the Farm Service Agency at the USDA.

The Obama Administration announced that Aaron martin will serve as North Carolina State Executive Director for the Farm Service Agency at the USDA. "Aaron Martin has a solid understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing our rural communities and will help build on the Obama's Administration's efforts to rebuild and revitalize America.", stated Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack. Martin is the immediate past District Director of the Farm Service Agency for the Western Region of North

carolina. He served as North Carolina FSA's Compliance and Crop Disaster Specialist in 1990 and also as Executive Director of Clay County's FSA from 1979-1993. During his time in Clay County, The Clay and Cherokee County FSA offices implemented the Hiawassee River Watershed Coalition Project. With a grant a half a million dollars this project funded the implementation of hundreds of practices improving water quality on farms in the county. UDSA's Farm Services Agency works to increase economic

opportunity and improve the quality of life for rural Americans. Some of the agency's efforts include facilitating income support, disaster assistance and conservation programs, providing operating loans for the procurement of farm equipment, seed and fertilizer, as well as offering ownership loans to help new and veteran producers purchase a farm. FSA also works to procure various commodities to benefit low-income families through domestic food assistance programs. The USDA provides leadership on food, agricultural and natural

resources and touches the life of every American. Reflecting President Obama's commitment to expanding opportunities in rural America, Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack and the USDA are working to enhance availability of Broadband, promote the development of renewable energy, to conserve, maintain and improve our natural resources and environment, and promote a sustainable, safe , sufficient and nutritious food supply.

Shuler faces off with Obama Rep. Heath Shuler and other Representatives went head to head with the President on the basketball court

Rep. Heath Shuler had a great time playing basketball against President Obama and his White House team on Thursday night.  “The President is really good. He runs the court,” said Rep. Shuler, DN.C. “And despite being the President, he’s not shown extra deference on the court.” Shuler was one of about 16 who played a pick-up basketball game with Obama on Thursday evening for about an hour and a half. Other players included: Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Rep. Brad Ellsworth, D-Ind., Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., and Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Wash. Obama picked the teams and always chose his personal aide Reggie Love, who played football and basketball at Duke University, said Shuler, who ended up guarding Love. The only game Obama lost was when his team played the Blue Dogs, said Shuler, the Blue Dog whip. “I had a great, great time. The president kept wanting to play another game, and we couldn’t say ‘no,’” said Shuler, who rushed to make his flight home still in his gym shorts.

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can also be daunting because it opens the door to a whole new world.  “I was just a beginning weaver and Bernice was very kind to me,” remembers Anne Wolf.  “She helped me get started and I still weave.” During the fall season the guild gets busy knitting hats, scarves, and sweaters, weaving tablecloths, rugs, and blankets.  The meetings also provide a time

to try new patterns and techniques.  The women visit and exchange stories.  Meanwhile, if a knitter runs into confusion with a project, members offer help. Around the holidays they meet for a party with food and exchange gifts that are handmade or fiber oriented.  “That’s how I got the rabbit,” Pam Howard laughed.  “I was driving up from Atlanta every month.  We drew numbers and I opened a bag of rabbit food and thought, ‘What am I going to do with this?’ Then they told me the

real present was the animal!  We made a rule after that; nothing that ate could be exchanged.”  “The gift exchange is wonderful because we’re a creative group here.  We all make beautiful things,” continued Howard.  “The items are worth a lot more than anything you can buy.” In the past, the Guild has collaborated on projects to raise money for social services and the Humane Society.  “A few years a group member made a doll and everyone made an accessory for the doll - a trunk for her clothes, bonnets,

dresses, etc.  We sold it and donated the money.” said Owen.  “We’ve also made Christmas tree ornaments for sale and donate the money.” Artists look to the world around them for inspiration; and in a country town they benefit greatly by creating a community.  The Guild has been ongoing for twenty-five years and anyone interested is encouraged to join.  They meet on the second Wednesday of each month at Yarn Circle Craft Supply in Peachtree.

In recognition of Moving Wall This is a copy of the Congressional Record presented to the Marine Corps League during this Saturday's ceremony dedicating The Moving Wall in Murphy, North Carolina. 6,500 people attended the Vietnam Wall Exhibit.

Congressional Record - House of Representatives In Recognition of Cherokee County, North Carolina hosting theVietnamVeterans Memorial Moving Wall. Hon. Heath Shuler of North Carolina in the House of Representatives- Wednesday, October 7, 2009 Mr. Shuler. Madame Speaker, I rise today to celebrate Cherokee County, North Carolina hosting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Moving Wall. Because of the outstanding efforts of

the Cherokee County Marine Corps League, Western North Carolina residents can visit the Moving Wall at the Koneheta Park in Murphy, North Carolina. The Moving Wall, a half-size replica of the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, DC, allows veterans around the country to experience the Memorial with their families and friends in their communities. The Wall will also provide area schools with valuable hands-on educational oppor-

tunities for children to gain better understanding of the Vietnam War. The Memorial honors members of the U.S armed forces who served in the Vietnam War and made the ultimate sacrifice to our country. I am honored that Cherokee County has the opportunity to host the Wall as a commemorative to the sacrifices made and the respect earned by our veterans in Western North Carolina. Madame Speaker it is with greatest appreciation that I recognize the out-

standing contributions made by our veterans in Western North Carolina to ensure our nation’s freedom and safety. I urge my colleagues to join me in recognizing the importance of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Moving Wall as a tribute to the invaluable service of our veterans, and to celebrate the unique opportunity it provides people around the country to honor our veterans in their home towns.

 Because of the weakness of the U.S. dollar (it hit a 14-month low versus the euro last week) energy markets and crude oil are attracting investors and that has pushed crude oil to close Friday at $71.77 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX).   Nationwide, the 1-cent per gallon increase this past week is the first increase since the week ending Aug. 5 posted a 5-cent increase over the week prior. At the same time, consumer demand remains tepid at best even with signs that

the economy may be improving. For now, with oil trading in a narrow range and gasoline prices at $2.50 or lower, it’s an equilibrium that has both consumers and producers content.    But, how long will it last? According to Retail Fuel Watch, “Right now the actions being taken by producers aren’t having a huge impact on prices. Capacity is being cut in the face of nonexistent demand. However, let demand rebound later in the year or next year and the potential mismatch between

higher demand and lower capacity could jolt prices. A significant price jolt could bring the idled capacity quickly back on the market too.”  The national average price of unleaded regular gasoline is $2.47 per gallon, up 1 cent in the past week. Florida’s average today at $2.43, Georgia’s at $2.28 and Tennessee’s average price of $2.28 have increased by 3 cents, 2 cents, and 2 cents respectively in the past week.   AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report (fuelgaugereport.com) is updated each

day and is the most comprehensive; reflecting actual prices from credit card transactions within the past 24 hours at two-thirds (100,000 stations) of the gasoline stations in the U.S. Its accuracy is unparalleled.  How much are you paying for gasoline taxes in North Carolina. / Florida/ Georgia/Tennessee?  Use this link: http://www.aaasouth.com/acs_news/ gas_taxes.asp to find out.

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Cooper pushes lending law enforcement Attorney General Roy Cooper will meet with President Barack Obama, consumer advocates and members of Congress later today to discuss the need for stronger rules and enforcement against unfair loans, high credit card rates and other financial services.  Cooper will meet with the President, members of Congress, national advocates and consumers this afternoon at the White House.  After the meeting, Cooper will attend a speech by the President in the East Room at 2:00 PM about the need for consumer protection reforms.  “Risky lending practices and a freefor-all in the financial services industry helped cause our current economic problems,” Cooper said.  “Smarter regulation and stronger enforcement, from federal and state authorities, are clearly needed to protect individual consumers and our entire economy.”  Cooper also wrote today to mem-

bers of Congress from North Carolina, urging them to create the Consumer Financial Protection Agency.  House Resolution 3126 would corral seven oversight agencies into one by establishing a single, independent agency to protect consumers and set rules for the financial services industry. He asked the state’s Congressional delegation to support the legislation and to oppose any efforts that would prevent North Carolina from enforcing its own stronger laws to protect consumers.  “The current financial crisis, caused in part by irresponsible subprime lending, has demonstrated the need for comprehensive and effective regulation and enforcement at the federal level.  I believe an independent agency along with strong enforcement at the state level is essential to protect consumers and give the industry clear guidelines,” Cooper wrote in the letters.

  In 1999, North Carolina enacted the nation’s first comprehensive law against predatory mortgage loans, a law that was authored by then-state Senator Cooper.   The University of North Carolina Center for Community Capital released a study  this week that shows that states that have strong lending laws like North Carolina’s also have lower rates of home foreclosure.  The UNC study found that many national banks started making more subprime loans when federal banking regulators blocked states from enforcing their anti-predatory lending laws.  “Creation of a federal CFPA will be an important step toward a safer and sounder financial marketplace.  Of equal importance is the right of states to protect our consumers,” Cooper wrote in the letters to North Carolina’s Congressional delegation.

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Native Americans and the observance of Columbus Day Editor: They had been coming to our shores for over 1000 years but 500 years ago several strange ships began appearing off our coast. Most of us had never seen nor heard from these people before. Many of us were fascinated by their strange appearance, light-colored skin and black beards. In the beginning, they didn’t stay. Although they did march over our land looking for a strange and wonderful place they called Eldorado. Of course, we had heard tales about strange places that shone in the sun as if they were made of gold. These newcomers were obsessed with the acquisition of this yellow metal. Most of us couldn’t understand why. It was too soft to be usable for much of anything. Stones made much better spearheads and arrowheads. Then a strange thing happened. The strangers began to arrive in boatloads. This time they stayed, building crude stockades and cutting down our trees. Some of us met with them and traded for items like blankets and knives.The trade seemed pretty fair since we didn’t have the kind of metal they made their knives from. Some of us began to be afraid the strangers were going to push us off our land, and sure enough that’s exactly what began to happen. Soon they began to build more substantial structures. Big cities began to arise on our eastern coast. Settlers kept coming like bees from a hive. Soon they were wanting to buy more and more of our land.This was a strange concept to us. How can you own something that was there before you were born and will be there after you’re dead? Anyway, the building continued and we were pushed far-

ther and farther west. Finally the white man decided that all of us should be west of the river that most of us call Mississippi meaning “the father of Waters.” Just a little less than two centuries ago armies of white men rounded us up and marched us to lands in the West. Some of us thought maybe we could finally make a home for ourselves in this new land. But the white man’s treaties did not mean anything. In fact they did not honor one of the treaties they made for 100 years. If somebody found some of the yellow metal they were so crazy about, they simply made a new treaty taking away our lands. Then the smoking iron horse came across our lands. They said they just wanted to cross over; they would not be stopping. It wasn’t long before men were riding those trains in hunting parties shooting our buffalo just for the fun of it. Slowly but surely they took away our source of living and we were pushed onto reservations. Then a little over a century ago we got the ultimate insult. Under the influence of a so-called “Christian Nation” Congress passed a law prohibiting the practice of our religion. Of course, that didn’t stop us. We continued to worship in the old ways secretly. It seems the white man can write a constitution that he interprets the way he wants to. Besides, according to them we were not citizens so we had no rights. Under the influence of religion and so-called “Manifest Destiny,” Native Americans were denied their rights and robbed of their property. Is it any wonder that Native Americans do not celebrate Columbus Day. Regards, William V. Reynolds

The majestic beauty of North Carolina and surrounding states was captured for all posterity in the iconic images of the Asheville Postcard company. Mere words seem lacking or insufficient when trying to describe the magnificence of “Bridal Veil Falls” on a clear spring day, as majestic waterfalls cascade over the ancient bluff. “Horseshoe Bend on Little Tennessee River Near the Great Smokey Mountains National Park” is a visual masterpiece of color and light as the mighty Tennessee River sojourns in a pristine valley before rejoining the main water flow. The exaggerated twists and turns of “Newfound Gap Highway” pull the viewer into the scene with a force stronger than any known magnet. Lamar Campbell LeCompte began the Asheville Postcard and Pennant Company in 1910. The decade between 1900 and 1910 was a period of governmental deregulation for the postcard industry. Labeling requirements were relaxed to allow the application of the brief term “postcard” and now also permitted was a divided back for full sender and addressee information. These more liberal standards allowed entrepreneurs to explore innumerable possibilities for more visually stunning postcard photos, comics, and drawings. L.C. LeCompte had a keen eye for the natural beauty of the south with its’ many parks, monuments, and tourist spots. In fact, the early postcard industry had much to do with the creation of the tourism industry. The steam locomotive, then later the automobile, created more affordable and expeditious travel opportunities for the average citizen. As further incentive, what later became known as simply the Asheville Postcard Company was printing postcards featuring the early model tour buses of the Smokey Mountain Tours Sightseeing Company mildly cruising the challenging terrain on Little River Gorge. The perfect combination of inexpensive travel and the intriguing scenery of the southern states proved too great a draw for many. Rest assured, these new tourists of the twentieth century were not disappointed in their journeys and returned year after year.

Even the untrained eye can perceive the uncompromising quality with which the photographs for the Asheville Postcard company images were chosen. With so many photo offerings of the Great Smokey Mountains readily available it must have been a difficult choice, but somehow “Autumn Scene”, “Moonlight Scene in the Great Smokey Mountains”, and “View of the Mountains from the Train”, among others, capture just the right perspective and allow us to see the essence of all that is beautiful in this cherished national park. Imagine the unending struggle of guiding a young company through the Great Depression. Trying times even for companies producing basic needs and household staples, but postcards and similar purchases would have been considered luxury items and probably far removed from the daily thoughts of anyone just trying to survive another day. Yet somehow, L.C. LeCompte and his chief salesman, Allen Hall, were able to create a niche market by initially traveling a large territory to sell their unique postcards to souvenir shops, bookstores, five-and-dimes, and gift shops. Sustaining the company meant putting 340,000 miles on his 1940 sedan, said Allen Hall in a 1977 interview for an article in the Asheville Times by Nancy Brower. Also noted in the article from 1977 is the fact that many of the notable landmarks in the postcards published by L.C. LeCompte had already disappeared. For instance, the Toxaway Inn was nearby to the remarkable splendor of Toxaway Falls, but in 1918 the dam broke and the ensuing flood waters washed away the inn. The quaint charm, country feel, and unspoiled landscape of seemingly isolated two land roads like US 70 over Old Fort Mountain had already become mega highways. The primitive regional meaning and early significance now all but lost to the ages excepting the enduring nostalgia of these rarified postcard images.

Asheville Postcard Company captures splendor of mountains

We need bipartisan solutions By: Jim Fitzgerald Columnist It was not vicious attacks on each other that made America great. It was not finding fault with each other that made America great. Nor was the greeting of good news with negative and critical comments the kind of behavior that made us a great country. What has happened to us? I doubt that any one of us considers ourselves nasty or hateful but when it comes to politics, we have deteriorated into a bunch of petty, hateful people. When we throw our religious teachings out the window and engage in deceitful, lying behavior,

what does that say about the depth of our beliefs? Olympia Snowe, the Republican Senator from Maine, addressed what should be the political process very eloquently when she said; “I understand politics plays a role in this [political] process, but it should not be to the exclusion of our foremost obligation to the American people, which is to govern. You can’t allow your differences to overtake your ability to solve problems. In a lot of ways, it’s stunning that we’re at a point in America, a time when our elected officials and our political institutions should be rising to the occasion to grapple with the monumental issues

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of our time, and we can’t muster the political capacity to get it done.” She went on to say, “I understand about winning elections because that is what we do. But it should be a competition of good ideas, not erecting barriers to solving the problems of a great nation.” Unfortunately, ideology appears to have trumped practical reality. Political parties seem to equate problem solving with “treasonous collaboration,” as one writer put it.To reject the kind of bipartisan solutions that influence legislation simply because the party in power may gain an advantage seems childish. It has been the non-ideological compromises between opposing political parties that has forged this great nation. The ability to come together and work out our differences has been a hallmark of our greatness. However, rigid ideology now threatens to undermine the very foundation (compromise) that has allowed us to not just achieve greatness but also to live together as friends and neighbors. We are looking more and more like a petty third world country. I think we can do better than this. Whether the issue is health care reform or clean energy, we need a Congress that steps up to the plate and delivers. A Congress that moves away from the sharp partisan divide and seeks a way to provide us with a health care system forged from, and reflective of, the best conservative and progressive minds among them. We need politicians that stop paying daily attention to polls and focus their attention on the severe problems that challenge our greatness. We can neither have people dying because of a lack of access to doctors nor spend ourselves into bankruptcy. We cannot demand energy independence and then block every attempt to achieve it. We need bipartisan solutions to these vexing problems and Republicans should be taken to task for refusing to be a part of the solution. To seek to block any Democratic legislation only is dereliction of duty and a betrayal of the trust of the American people. We are in a competition but it is a competition of ideas; not an all-out war on any view that disagrees with ours. I hope that we elect more politicians like Senator Snowe because the future of our country depends on it.

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From the desk of Heath Shuler

Rep. Shuler Votes to Create American Jobs by Attracting Foreign Tourists to the U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler voted on Wednesday for the Travel Promotion Act that is designed to annually attract up to 1.6 million new international visitors to the United States. Passed overwhelmingly by the House, the bill will provide a boost to the tourism industry throughout the country, including travel destinations such as Western North Carolina.  Additionally, this legislation will create nearly 40,000 jobs in the first year, according to one study. “This legislation will increase legitimate foreign travel to the U.S. by creating a private-public partnership that does not require any U.S. taxpayer dol-

lars,” said Rep. Shuler, D-Waynesville, who cosponsored the bill.   The legislation will provide up to $100 million to accompany funds provided by the tourism industry to promote international travel to the U.S.  In addition to funding provided by the tourism industry, overseas visitors who enter the United States under the visa waiver program will pay a $10 fee to further fund the program.   “International travelers will provide a much needed economic jolt to the U.S. economy,” said Rep. Shuler. “Our region has the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited national park in the nation, as well as a

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host of other parks and attractions that will appeal to overseas visitors.”  Tourists spent more than $1.8 billion in Western North Carolina last year and supported more than 21,000 jobs, according to the North Carolina Department of Commerce. While the governments of most developed nations spend money on travel promotion, the United States does not. The legislation passed overwhelmingly in the House.  The Senate already has approved the legislation, and President Obama is expected to sign it into law shortly.

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October 14, 2009

Writer restarts his life

unforgettable as the aging writer.  It is rated PG-13 and runs 111 minutes.  Contributing Writer The attractive graduate student wants to write her thesis about Schiller Leonard Schiller has been trying to (Langella) and his work.  It may be just finish his latest novel for the last ten what he needs to re-enter the spotlight years.  It’s going to be his best, but he’s of the literary world. having a hard time bringing it together.   He is a widower and lives alone, alAnd in those ten years the public has though his grown daughter visits him forgotten him.  Then a young woman often.  She has her own issues, espeshows up at his door. cially about a relationship she thought   The Murphy Library is showing was over.  She is not concerned that her “Starting Out in the Evening” this father has a new friend.  And Schiller Thursday, October 15 at 6 p.m.  Stage begins to enjoy the attention, until the and screen actor Frank Langella is student begins to ask personal ques-

tions.   Frank Langella moves easily between Broadway and Hollywood.  Just ask the producers of “Frost/Nixon.”  His portrayal of Richard Nixon on stage and in the film was the masterwork of a professional.  And so it is with “Starting out in the evening.”  Langella becomes the aging academic writer who opens himself up to another.  And we learn to care about him.  Call 837-2417 for details.  To see the trailer, go to www.friendsofmurphylibrary.wordpress.com.

Brothers James Cole and Tom Cole Jr. visited the Cherokee County Historical Museum this summer.  They are members of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians and one object they saw fascinated them.  It is a simple amber water glass and it commemorates the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  The beloved park along the Tennessee-North Carolina border celebrated its 75th anniversary this summer.  Back in September of 1940, when

thralled with the president.  As he spoke she noticed he would take a sip from an amber water glass.  And after his motorcade slowly wound down the mountain, she went over to the podium and slipped the glass into her purse.  She later donated Roosevelt’s water glass to the museum.  It still glistens in the light just like the Great Smoky Mountains do as they welcome visitors from the nation and the world to take a ride through the park that the president christened decades ago.

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FDR Glass at Museum the drumbeats of war were sounding around the world, President Franklin D. Roosevelt formally dedicated the park.  He spoke to an estimated audience of 10,000 people at Rockefeller Monument at Newfound Gap on the Tennessee and North Carolina state lines.   Among the onlookers was Ruth Forsyth, a young woman who would go on to teach school for over thirty years in Cherokee County as she raised her family.  But that day she was en-

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness month

A candlelight vigil will be held on the square in Hayesville, October 17, 2009 starting at 5:00 pm. This vigil is to raise awareness for Domestic Violence and to honor the 131 women, men and children who were murdered in North Carolina in 2008 in domestic violence related homicides. What is Reach? Reach Of Clay County is your local domestic violence and sexual assault program. In 2008

we responded to 2000 crisis line calls, served 900 women, children and men in the transition from victim to survivor, and provided a safe place to stay for over 100 women and children. What is Domestic Violence? Domestic Violence is a pattern of control in an intimate relationship where one person uses coercion and violence to gain power and control over their partner that includes not only physical

abuse, but also mental abuse, emotional abuse, financial abuse, isolation and sexual violence. Please come and show your support in Clay County’s war against terror. The terror is in our homes, neighborhoods and community; the places where we should feel safest. Learn what YOU can do to be safe and keep our families safe.

Well-Established Program Turns Old Phones Into Potential Lifelines for Victims Asheville, NC – Verizon Wireless’ HopeLine® phone recycling and reuse program donated its 80,000th refurbished phone with service to the 30th Judicial District Domestic ViolenceSexual Assault Alliance, Inc., a coalition of North Carolina agencies serving victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and sexual assault. The phone will be used by a victim of abuse rebuilding her life. “We represent a seven-county rural, mountainous region in western North Carolina. Isolation and travel barriers inherent in the region often make it very difficult for a victim of domestic violence and abuse to get help. The HopeLine program has created a lifeline for many victims,” said Denise Coleman, executive director of the 30th Judicial District Domestic Violence-Sexual Assault Alliance. “Distribution of the donated HopeLine phones through service agencies, and especially through our domestic violence programs and shelters, has made it possible for victims who didn’t have

phones to retain contact with services and support and to know that help is just a phone call away. In a world of fear and violence, having a way to communicate is reassuring to victims and can, in fact, help to save their lives.” HopeLine phones include 3,000 anytime minutes with calling features, including Call Forwarding, Call Waiting, 3-Way Calling, Caller ID and Basic Voice Mail. As with all Verizon Wireless phones, individuals can dial #HOPE to connect with the National Domestic Violence Hotline. Nonprofit organizations interested in participating in the HopeLine program should use the Contact Us form available at http://aboutus.vzw.com/communityservice/hopelineContactUs.html. The generosity of consumers nationwide has enabled Verizon Wireless to provide these 80,000 phones – along with nearly $7 million in grants – to domestic violence victims and nonprofit advocacy organizations nationwide that promote domestic violence prevention. Verizon Wireless collects no-longer-used phones at all Verizon Wireless Communications Stores or

by mail through its HopeLine program. Since 2001, when phone recycling and reuse became key elements of HopeLine, wireless customers have donated nearly 6.5 million old phones to the program. For additional information about HopeLine or to learn how to donate a phone using a postage-paid mailing label, visit www.verizonwireless.com/ hopeline. ### About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving 87.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 87,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

Yard Sale runs Fri and Sat

Scholastic has their own truck!” Jeff Murphy exclaimed as the big rig

pulled up in front of the Murphy Library last week.  It was bringing books for the library’s Scholastic Elementary Book Fair that began last Thursday.   There are so many good readers in Cherokee County that Scholastic needed a tractor-trailer to haul their books to Murphy.  Now is the time to buy birthday and Christmas presents.  Furthermore, anytime is a good time to buy a child a book.   This year the library can accept credit cards, cash and checks.  Books include award-winning fiction, picture, easy reader and chapter books.  There are even colorful bookmarks.  And after buying books, go to Friends of Murphy Library’s “Not Just a Yard Sale” yard sale this Friday and Saturday in the back garage at the library for more treasures.   Call 8372417 for details.

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Wanda Stalcup / Contributed Photo Brothers James Cole and Tom Cole Jr. (l to r) visited the Cherokee County Historical Museum this summer.  They delighted in examining President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s water glass that was saved after his speech to dedicate the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in September of 1940.

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Tributes

Margaret Louise Smith Grant

     She is survived by two daughters, Lucinda B. Martinez and her husband, Joe of Thibadeauz, LA and Laurel G. Shepherd and her husband, John of Brasstown, NC; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.      A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

     You may send tributes to the Grant family at www.mem.com or view other obits at www.townson-rose.com      Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mary “Betty” Elizabeth Beaver

day, October 5, 2009 at Murphy Medical Center. She was a native of Cherokee County, NC and the daughter of the late Earl and Mary Clayton Plemmons. Betty worked as a clerk for a several department stores. She was a member of Old Fashioned Baptist Church. Betty taught carving at Tri-County Community College and was involved with the Brasstown Carvers. She enjoyed family dinners.  In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Plemmons.    She is survived by her husband, Av-

ery Ben Beaver; one son, Brandon Beaver and his wife, Chasity of Colorado Springs, CO; one brother, Jeff  Plemmons and his wife, Donna of Murphy, NC; one sister, Janice Rose and her husband, Carl of Murphy; sister-inlaw, Iris  Plemmons of Andrews, NC; two granddaughters, Avery and Audrey Beaver of Colorado Springs, CO; two nieces, Ashley Killian of Fayetteville, NC and Kim Burns of GA and three nephews, Jacob, Ryan and Benji Plemmons all of Murphy, NC.    Funeral services will be held at 7:00 PM, Thursday, October 8, 2009 at Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy, NC. Rev. Aud Brown will officiate. Music will be provided by

Glenn Smith. Burial will be at 11:00 AM, Friday, October 9, 2009 at Little Brasstown Baptist Church Cemetery in Brasstown, NC. Pallbearers will be Benji Plemmons, Jacob Plemmons, Ryan Plemmons, Gavin Killian, Jeff Whelan and Billy Harbin. Honorary pallbearer will be Nathan Harbin.     The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thursday, October 8, 2009 at Townson-Rose Funeral Home in Murphy, NC.      You may send tributes to the Beaver family at www.mem.com or view other obits at www.townson-rose.com      Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

was the son of the late White and Eva Crowder Dockery. Ralph was a US Army veteran and a timber logger. He loved to hunt and to farm. Ralph was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and had attended Hiwassee Baptist Church.       In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Minnice Dockery; two daughters, Mary Nell  Dockery and Frances Dockery Sneed; one son, Lewis Ralph Dockery;  brothers, Oscar Dockery, Glenn Dockery, Ervin Dockery and two infant brothers, Verlon and Arrie Dockery; sisters, Vienna Sneed, Lexie Floyd, Nola Cook and Claudia Stowe.

      He is survived by two sons, Leon Dockery and his companion, Bethany Matthews of Murphy, NC and Loren Dockery and his wife, Sandra of Murphy, NC; one daughter, Marie Dockery Laney and her husband, Billy of Murphy, NC; three sisters,  Maggie Davis of Murphy, NC, Minnie Hensley of Knoxville,TN and Alma Pack of Knoxville, TN; 12 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren,  one great great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.      Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, October 11, 2009 at Hanging Dog Baptist Church in Murphy, NC. Rev. Jim Beasley will officiate. Burial was in the Hanging Dog Baptist Church Cemetery with Military Graveside rites conducted by the

V.F.W. Post #10222, Joe Miller Elkin American Legion Post #96 and D.A.V. Chapter #73, Hayesville American Legion Post 532 and Hayesville VFW Post 6812(Allison-Bristol). Pallbearers will be grandsons and great grandsons.      The family received friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Saturday, October 10, 2009 at Townson-Rose Funeral Home.       You may send tributes to the Dockery family at www.mem.com or view other obits at www.townson-rose. com      Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

Margaret Louise Smith Grant, age 87, of Brasstown, NC passed away Saturday, October 3, 2009 at her residence.      She was a native of Cherry Creek, NY and had lived in West Palm Beach, Florida before moving to Brasstown,

Mary “Betty”  Elizabeth Beaver, age 64, of Murphy, NC passed away Mon-

NC in 2007. Margaret was a member of the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and a US Navy Veteran.      In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Johnson Grant, Jr.

Ralph W. Dockery

Ralph W. Dockery, age 92, of Murphy, NC passed away Thursday, October 8, 2009 at the Murphy Medical Center.      He  was a native and lifelong resident of Cherokee County, NC; he

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Robin Kolar of Designer’s Alley joins with Avalon Salon Robin, an award wining stylist and past instructor at Tri County community college is moving to Avalon Salon at 25 Biddie lane Murphy (just behind and west of Raper Realty on Hwy 64 west).  Robin who  has operated Designer's Alley successfully for the last four years is now  joining forces  with Susan Jacobson and Sandy Wideman. She will close her salon. Robin would like all her clients to know that she will be there for them in the future bringing all her expertise and abilities with her. Stop by and visit her at Avalon Salon She will be glad to see you. You can call Robin at 835-9000.

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Contributed Photo Chamber representatives, staff, friends, and a very large telephone join Gerald Nichols and Julie Murphy in celebrating the opening of Mountain Top Wireless, located at1162 Andrews Road, Suite F, Murphy.  Mountain Top Wireless is an authorized Verizon retailer, and is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 until 6:00 and on Saturdays from 10:00 until 2:00.  For additional information, call 835-7055.

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Upcoming Events Bingo

Bingo every Saturday night at the Andrews V.F.W. post. Early bird time is 5:30 p.m., regular time, 7 p.m. and the doors open at 3:30 p.m. There is also a snack bar. Bingo is open to everyone, bring a friend.

Story Hour

Story hour at The Curiosity Shop Bookstore, 46 Valley River Avenue, Murphy, on Saturday mornings from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Bring your children or grandchildren and let them enjoy being read to. Call 835-7433 or 321-2242

Bridge Playing

Intermediate Bridge is being played at the Senior Center in Hiawassee on Mondays and Fridays, starting at 12:45. All players welcome. For more information please call 828-389-8065. Peachtree Community Potluck supper first Tuesday each month, 6:30 p.m. at the Peachtree Community Center. Grocery bingo and games, 3rd Friday each month at 7 p.m.

Mountain High Hikers

Mountain High Hikers schedule two hikes each Tuesday, occasionally specialty hike, and regular trail maintaining trips- all in the mountains of North Carolina and Georgia. Check the web site: MountainHighHikers.org for schedule and meeting locations or call 828-389-8240 for information.

Experimental Aircraft

The Experimental Aircraft Association local tri-state EAA Chapter #1211 meets the third Thursday, 7 p.m. of each month at Blairsville airport. If interested, contact Jim Olson @ 828-557-2446.

GWRRA Meetings

Chapter J of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association (GWRRA) meets the fourth Saturday of each month at Daniel’s Steakhouse, Hiawassee, Ga. We eat at 11 a.m. followed by the meeting at 12 p.m. during which rides and other activities are announced and discussed. We encourage current members of the GWRRA and anyone interested in becoming a member to join us. All motorcyclists are welcome and we look forward to seeing participants from other chapters. There are great rides coming up and we hope many of you will join us. For further information, contact Chapter Director, June Gottlieb, 706-896-7403.

Family Resources

Family Resources in collaboration with Tri-County Community College will offer ESL (English as a second language) classes every Wednesday

and Thursday from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Classes will be held in the basement of Family Resources and are free to anyone wishing to participate. For more information call 837-3460.

Abandoned Animals

Just 4 Hours. Just 4 hours a week can make a big difference in caring for abandoned and abused animals. Just 4 hours to walk dogs. Just 4 hours to groom dogs or cats. Just 4 house to clean the cattery. Just 4 hours to transport dogs and/or cats to the vet. If you have just 4 hours a week to volunteer your time and energy, please contact Castaway Critters at 706781-3992 or call Martha at 706-379-2729.

One Dozen Who Care,

Instructor, Jamie Wrigley, will conduct the following computer classes in the Training Center at One Dozen Who Care, Inc, (ODWC): Basic Computer: Mondays, September 14, 21, 28 and October 5, from 2:00-4:00 p.m., $5 for classroom materials. Introduction to Microsoft Word: Wednesdays, September 16, 23, 30 and October 7, from 2:00 - 4:00 pm, $5 for classroom materials Introduction to Excel: Thursdays, September 17, 24, and October 8, 15, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. $5 for classroom materials Grant Writing: Instructor Howard Scott, Monday, September 21 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Registration fee $10 ODWC Training Center is located at 65 Wilson Street, Suite 6, Andrews, between Dollar General and PJs Pizza. Space is limited. To register, please call 828-321-2273, leave a message and you will receive a call-back to confirm, or call 828-361-1941. One Dozen Who Care, Inc. (ODWC) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit Community Development Corporation in Andrews. The mission of ODWC is to strengthen local leadership and create strong community bonds through common cultural situations.

Blacksmith Auction

Blacksmith Auction: A Benefit for the John C. Campbell Folk School Saturday, November 7, 1-4 p.m. Art preview & Silent Auction from 1-2 p.m. Live Auction from 2-4 p.m. Our annual Blacksmith Auction presents some of the finest artist blacksmith and other fine craft items for sale. Proceeds benefit the craft programs at the Folk School. Featuring one-of-a-kind handcrafted items, including pottery, ironwork, basketry, wood items, dolls, paintings, weavings, rugs, jewelry, furniture, and more. Free admission Keith House, John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC Call 1-800-FOLK-SCH or 828-837-2775 for more information or visit www.folkschool.org

Veterans Day  

The Murphy High School Chorus, the Murphy Middle School Chorus, the Murphy High School Journalism Department, and the Murphy High School Art Department will sponsor a Veterans Day Celebration on Thursday, November 5 in the Murphy Middle School gymnasium at 8:30AM, then again at 9:30AM.  All veterans are invited to attend.

Not Just a Yard Sale

Friends of Murphy Library are holding their “Not Just a Yard Sale” yard sale Friday and Saturday, Oct. 16 and 17.  Books and yard sale items as well as beautiful gift baskets at the back of the Murphy Library.  The Scholastic Book Fair continues in the library.  Call 8372417 for details.

DRAGONFLIES

    Saturday, October 17 at 2:00 p.m. Giff Beaton, author, speaker, photographer, birder, pilot, world traveler and recipient of the Earl R. Greene Memorial award of the Georgia Ornithological Society will speak at Moss Memorial Library in Hayesville, N.C.  He will present a program on his recent book titled “Dragonflies and Damselflies of Georgia and the Southeast”.     This author has channeled his knowledge and photographic expertise into the creation of this one of a kind reference book.  Most of the photos in this book are his own and showcase his talent for capturing nature at its best.  This publication illustrates the vast number of different Dragonflies one never realizes occupy our world.  Giff, also, authored “Birding Georgia” and co-authored “Birds of Georgia”.  His photography has appeared in many books and national magazines.  He is active in several local birding organizations and has earned widespread recognition for his outstanding nature slide presentations.      For information call:  (828) 389-8401                             Refreshments will be provided Funded by:  The Fred A. Moss Charity Trust

MOPS Info

General MOPS Information  (20 Seconds) Mothers of Preschoolers is a non-profit international organization that strives to create communities to help make “better moms who make a better world.” A MOPS group is a place where moms can come-just as they areto build friendships, receive mothering support, practical help and spiritual hope.  Visit us online at www.MOPS.org<http://www.MOPS. org>.  Join now - because better moms make a better world! Mothers of Preschoolers meets on the Third Thursday of each month at First Baptist Church of Blairsville from 6-8pm.  Call the church office at 706-745-2469 for more information.

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Recurring Events DAR Meetings

DAR meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of Jan.-May and Sept.Nov. at 2 p.m. at the Harshaw Chapel in Downtown Murphy. For more information contact Joan Wallace at 837-0876 or Margaret Warner at 837-8777 or 837-2644.

Blue Ridge MOAA

The Blue Ridge Mountains Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) meets the third Monday of each month at various area restaurants. All active duty, National Guard, reserve, retired, and former Military, Public Health Service, and NOAA officers and warrant officers and surviving spouses are invited to attend. For information please contact Jim Ferrell at 828-835-9203 or visit www.moaa. org/chapter/blueridgemountains .

Amateur Radio

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

Brasstown Potluck

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.

Flying Club

Flying Club. The Over mountain Flyers meets the second Saturday each month at the Andrews-Murphy Airport from 9 a.m. to noon. For information, call 837-3468.

Hiwasse Kennel Club

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

Experimental Aircraft

The Experimental Aircraft Association - local tri-state EAA Chapter #1211 meets the third Thursday, 7 p.m. of each month at Blairsville airport. If interested, contact Jim Olson @ 828-557-2446.

Small Scale Agriculture

The Far West Small Scale Agricultural Action Team meets the second Monday of each month in the St. Andrews Lutheran Church community room, Andrews. For information, call Mary Janis, 828-389-1913 mjanis@meyecomputer.com

Cherokee Mountain Lions

Cherokee County Mountain Lions meet the first and third Tuesday of each month at Downtown Pizza, 6 p.m. New members are welcome.

GWRRA Meetings

Chapter J of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association (GWRRA) meets the fourth Saturday of each month at Daniel’s Steakhouse, Hiawassee, Ga. We eat at 11 a.m. followed by the meeting at 12 p.m. during which rides and other activities are announced and discussed. We encourage current members of the GWRRA and anyone interested in becoming a member to join us. All motorcyclists are welcome and we look forward to seeing participants from other chapters. There are great rides coming up and we hope many of you will join us. For further information, contact Chapter Director, June Gottlieb, 706-8967403.

Mountain Economic Partners

Far West Mountain Economic Partners’ Small Scale Agriculture Action Team meets at 6 p.m. the first Monday of every month at the Far West offices located at 452 Main Street in Andrews. All farmers in from Cherokee, Clay, Graham and Swain Counties and the Qualla Boundary are invited to attend. For details, contact Pat Love at 828-321-2929 or via email at fwpartners@ verizon.net.

Anti Death Penalty

People of Faith Against the Death Penalty meets the 1st Monday each month at 7 p.m. at the Glen Mary House, next to St. William Catholic Church. For information, call 837-0867.

Commissioners Meeting

The Cherokee County Commisioners meeting will be held on the first Monday of each month at 8:30 a.m. and on the third Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Commissioners boardroom of the Cherokee County Courthouse, unless Monday falls on a holiday, or unless otherwise posted.

Valley River Civitan Club

Valley River Civitan Club of Andrews meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 6 p.m., PJ’s restaurant in Andrews. Visitors are welcome. For more information call Anita Davis at 361-1247.

Basket Weavers

The Shooting Creek Basket Weavers Guild meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 9:45 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Shooting Creek Community Center (fire station). Refreshments are served and a business meeting is held before a weaving project is presented. For more information contact Joan (Guild president) at 706-896-1534.

MRACG Meeting

Mountain Regional Arts and Crafts Guild, Inc (MRACG) meets the second Tuesday of each month at ArtWorks Artisan Centre. ArtWorks is located at 308 Big Sky Drive (behind the Holiday Inn), Hiawassee. Refreshments are served at 6

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p.m. and the meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. If you would like to learn more about the Guild, we invite you to the next meeting as our guest.Contact us at 706-896-0932 or mtnregartscraftsguild@hotmail.com or visit mtnregartscraftsguild.org.

NCWN Poetry

There will be no NCWN West Poetry Critique Group in July, as the college campus will be closed. The next meeting will be in August at the regular time.

Alzheimer’s Support

Alzheimer’s Support Group of Murphy meets the 1st Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Murphy Senior Center. Contact Laura Harris at 828-644-0680 for more information. Also meetings every second Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Senior Center in Hayesville.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous has scheduled meetings as follows: Tues. 7 p.m., in the back of the Episcopal Church of the Messiah located across the street from the Cherokee Scout and the Verizon building on the corner of Central & Church Street; Sat. noon at the 409 building; Thur. 8 p.m. St. William’s Catholic Ch., Murphy; Wed. 8 p.m., United Methodist Church, Andrews, in the fellowship hall; Tues. noon, Thur. noon, Fri. 8 p.m.; Immaculate Heart of Mary, Hayesville; Sat. 8 p.m. First Methodist Church, Downtown Hayesville. For a complete area meeting schedule and information, call 837-4440.

Domestic Violence Support

Domestic Violence Support Group REACH of Cherokee County offers a free confidential support group to women whose lives are, or have been affected by domestic violence. The group meets every Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the REACH office in Murphy. Please call (828) 837-2097 for more information.

Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends is a selfhelp, non-profit organization that offers that offers friendship and understanding to bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings meets at 7 p.m. every third Thursday each month at the Senior Center in Murphy. Call Maxine Arne at 837-0425, Mabel Cooke at 837-6871 or Vicky Sullivan at 837-9168 for details.

Weight Loss

Tops Weight Loss “Take Off Pounds Sensibly” in Murphy meets on Mondays at 5 p.m. at the Glen Mary Hall, Andrews Road. For more information, call 8374587. Two Tops clubs meet in Andrews on Mondays. The morning club meets in Valleytown Baptist Church Fellowship Hall at 8:45 a.m. weigh in, meeting at 9 a.m. Call 321-5242 for more information. The evening club, which meets at Christ Community church, weights in at 5 p.m. and has a meeting at 5:30 p.m. Call 321-

ciety’s “Look Good, Feel Better” program for women with cancer will hold an educational session at Murphy Medical Center. The event starts at 10 a.m. in the Travis Green Conference Room at the hospital. Please call (828) 837-8161 to sign up for the event.

 Mountain Country Rod & Gun Club

Mountain Country Rod & Gun Club will hold their regular monthly meeting Tuesday, October 20th, 7 p.m. at the Penland Senior Center located on 69 Alpine Street in Murphy. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is invited to attend. For directions or information on any of the clubs other interests or activities, please contact Glendon Gale by calling 828-835-9490.

onega and is the son of Little David Young, a native of Cherokee County, North Carolina, and a gospel music legend himself as a long time pianist and singer and then as a producer in Dahlonega.  Anyone having several recordings of Northeast Georgia gospel artists would most likely find a large percentage with the note on the cover, “Produced by L. David Young”.      Woods Grove Baptist Church is located on Highway 17 and 515, less than five miles from the towns of Hiawassee, Young Harris, and Hayesville near the North Carolina state line and North Carolina Highway 69.  This promises to be a memorable evening for anyone who is a fan of traditional gospel music, or just gospel music in general.  Please join us!

Singing

Bethabara Church will have a singing on Saturday, October 24, at 7 p.m. Emily Carney & Joan Whitaker will be singing. Everyone is invited to attend.

Revival

Revival- Mt. Zion Baptist Church is having a revival starting Monday, October 19th - 23rd. Willard Thomas will be the speaker. Pastor Anthony Dye extends a special invitation to attend. Mt. Zion is located on Hwy. 17/75 South going towards Helen.

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9-12 Project

“The 9-12 Project of Cherokee County is sponsoring a fundraiser at Brother’s Restaurant at 5722 US Hwy 64 West in Murphy on Wednesday, October 21 from 4:30pm to 8:00pm.  Please dine with us.  For details call 828-837-0055 or visit www.murphync912.ning.com.” Haunted House Haunted House Opens Oct. 22 Face your fears this Halloween in Peachtree. Back after a long break, this Haunted House is sure to scare. Open October 22-24 and 27-31 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. $5 per person  Hwy 141 in Peachtree, 1 mile from Murphy Medical Center

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Welcoming Gene Wiseman

Blairsville Aglow Lighthouse Welcomes Gene Wiseman Brother Gene Wiseman of Cleveland, TN will be the speaker for the Saturday,October 17th meeting of the Algow Lighthouse. The meeting will begin at 10:00am with a light breakfast at 9:30am. Bro. Wiseman is afiliated with Norvel Hayes Ministries of  Cleveland, TN. He maintains an active ministry calendar by traveling to several states on a regular basis. Bro. Wiseman is a learned student of God’s word and operates in the gifts of the Spirit. Make plans to come and be part of this important meeting!

Southern Sound Quartet

SOUTHERN SOUND QUARTET TO APPEAR AT WOODS GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH        Southern Sound Quartet of Nashville, Tennessee, will appear in concert at Woods Grove Baptist Church on Sunday, October 18, 2009, at 6:00 pm.  Although the group is not as widely known in our area, they are very similar in style and quality to two highly regarded groups who appear in our area, the Dixie Echoes and the Melody Boys.  The three groups earned very similar praise at Grand Ole Gospel Reunion in Greenville, South Carolina, in August and all three combined for a most memorable concert in Marion, Kentucky, in late August.          Although they are based in Nashville, Southern Sound has a bit of an extended local flavor among the members of the group.  Mike Young, the tenor singer, is from Dahl3040 or 321-1422 for more information.

Divorce Care Seminar

Divorce Care Seminar. Divorce Care, a special-help seminar and support group for people experiencing divorce or separation will be held on Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at Hiawassee United Methodist Church. Divorce Care features nationally recognized experts on divorce and recovery topics.

English Classes

Classes de ingles gratis. Tri County Community College. Ofrece classes de ingles como Segundo idioma (ESL Classes) Todos los Miercoles y Jueves De 9:00 a.m. a 12:00 p.m. En el local de Family Resources of Cherokee County. Ubicado en 70 Central Street Murphy, NC 28906. Para mayor informacion llame al tlefono No. (828) 8373460.

Family Resources

Family Resources in collaboration with Tri-County Community College will offer ESL (English as a second language) classes every Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Classes will be held in the basement of Family Resources and are free to anyone wishing to participate. For more information call 837-3460.

Knitting

Knitting and Spinning Lessons: “From How to Knit to Knitting Design”, Monday mornings 10 a.m. to noon and Monday evenings 7-9 p.m. “Spinning Saturdays”, 9 a.m. to noon, once a month. Call Martha at Yarn Circle, 835-4592 for details.

Quilting Classes

Quilting Classes In Nonnie’s Attic is quilting 100 squares in 100 days to help Andrews celebrate its 100th birthday. Join us each day at 1:30 p.m. and learn new quilt square. Call 321-2800 for more information.

Abandoned Animals

Just 4 Hours. Just 4 hours a week can make a big difference in caring for abandoned and abused animals. Just 4 hours to walk dogs. Just 4 hours to groom dogs or cats. Just 4 house to clean the cattery. Just 4 hours to transport dogs and/or cats to the vet. If you have just 4 hours a week to volunteer your time and energy, please contact Castaway Critters at 706-781-3992 or call Martha at 706-379-2729.

Moose Lodge We are now forming a Moose Lodge and invite you to join us. Our meetings are held at Homers Corner Cafe located at Hwy 19/129 in Murphy, NC inside Fosters Flea Market. Come early and join us for a Dutch Treat lunch. Our meetings are held on the 2nd Friday of each month at 1 p.m. For further information please call Art or Donna Harris at (828) 389-6342.

Body Sculpting Class

Body Sculpting/Cardiovascular Exercise classes are being offered at Towns County Recreational Center in Hiawassee, Ga. Class is from 6:30-7:30 a.m. on

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Hunter and Hailey Reaux at the Chophouse Restaurant booth First Place – Moog Components Second Place – Chris Tomczak’s Handyman Service Third Place – Clay’s Corner First Place, Restaurant Division – T’s Incredible Edibles Showmanship – T’s Incredible Edibles People’s Choice Award – Hometown Diner  The first place chili was made by Jon Leinbach from Moog Components and was made from venison.  We had hot chili, mild chili; vegetarian chili and game chili; chili with Native American flavors, white chili, and all kinds of chili in between.  There were 11 contestants and 13 types of chili to choose from.   The tasting public, the contestants, Chamber staff and representatives and the judges all appeared to have a good time.  Everyone is looking forward to next year’s competition, which will be held on the second Saturday in October. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The cost is $4 per class or $48 per month. Contact the recreation center at (706) 8962600 or Susan Rogers at (706) 896-6842.

Square Dance Classes Enchanted Valley Squares is having Basic Mainstream Classess on Tuesday Nights at the Towns Co Middle School Cafeteria from 7:00-9:00 pm.  For more information:  GA-Al Supplee (706) 3792191 or NC-Bob or Loretta Hughes (828) 837-2561.

Moose Lodge We are now forming a Moose Lodge and invite you to join us. Our meetings are held at Homers Corner Cafe located at Hwy 19/129 in Murphy, NC inside Fosters Flea Market. Come early and join us for a Dutch Treat lunch. Our meetings are held on the 2nd Friday of each month at 1 p.m. For further information please call Art or Donna Harris at (828) 389-6342.

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

Senior Game Day Dominoes, Hearts, Scrabble, Checkers, etc. Every Tuesday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Clay County Senior Center Call 838-389-9271 for more info.

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

Intermediate Bridge Intermediate Bridge is being played at the health department, downstairs in Hiawassee on Mondays and Fridays, starting at 12:45 p.m. All players welcome. For more information please call (828) 3898065.

Cherokee counties’ sick and needy. Helpers are welcome.

Fellowship Weekly Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International meets at 6 p.m. every Monday at Daniels in Hiawassee, Ga. Call (828) 3890140.

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

Mountain Hikers Mountain High Hikers schedule two hikes each Tuesday, occasionally specialty hikes, and regular trail maintaining tripsall in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina and Georgia. Check the web site: MountainHighHikers.org for schedule and meeting locations or call 828-389-8240 for information.

Blue Ridge MOAA

The Blue Ridge Mountains Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) meets the third Monday of each month at various area restaurants. All active duty, reserve, retired and former military, and Public Health Service, and NOAA officers, and warrant officers are invited to attend. For information please contact one of the following individuals, in North Carolina: John Bayne at 828-389-9427 and in Georgia: Jim Reynolds at 706-379-6601.

Veteran Consultant

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

Granny’s Attic

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

Oil Painting Classes

REACH Thrift Store

Helping Hands meet

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Classes for beginners and intermediate students, Wednesdays, 9AM - 1PM at Clay County Senior Center. Cost is $65; must furnish own brushes and canvas. Call the senior center for more information at (828) 389-9271 The ladies group at Sweetwater United Methodist Church meets from 10 a.m. to noon every first and third Tuesday. They make quilts for Clay and

The REACH Thrift Store hours are from 10 a.m. - 4:30 a.m. Monday Saturday.  We are located at 1252 Hwy 64 W. (Old KT Billiards bldg.,   Donations accepted during business hours.  Volunteers welcome.  Call 828.389.1415 or 828.557.7416 for more information.


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For sale: 2006 Ford Red F-150 XLT 4 x 4 Super Cab, bed w/cover, 5/4 V8, towing pkg, 41K miles, all the toys. $33 K new, asking $16,900, excellent condition. (706) 897-1802. 2000 Ford E250 cube truck, box, V6, Auto, 154 K, 2 owners, great condition, asking $4,000 (706) 897-1802 2005 FORD FOCUS SES, Runs GREAT! Automatic, white, power locks, power windows, leather seats, tinted windows. Great gas mileage. Well maintained car. Asking below Kelly Blue Book. Asking $5000, OBO. 706-299-1614 or 706-299-1431 leave message.

200-Employment CNA available excellent references. Will work Sundays. 706-896-5794 CNA’s needed for Cherokee and Clay County. Please call Helen @ (828) 835-8147

300-Services C. Keller, Residential contractor; finished basements, decks, framing, concrete and much more! All home improvement needs. 706-896-5118 ( home) or 239-851-5423 ( cell) Will baby sit your child or children: Any age. Reasonable rates.References available. Call 706-299-1614 Horse back riding lessons for kids. Horses are calm and well behaved. Given by an experienced rider. Interested? Call for more information or rates. 706-299-1614. A&R Landscape Residential, and commercial lawn care. Plant, turf and grassing, lot clean up, mulching and retaining walls. 706-994-2457. Massage Therapy- in the comfort of your home. Licensed and insured. 18 years experience, call Gerri; 1 hour $40; Half hour $25; 706-896-6108. Walker Storage Corner of Old Highway 64 West and West Cherry Road. Concrete block Construction 828-389-4926 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tile installer your tile or mine, 26 years experience have references and liability insurance. Ask for Don at 828389-9394 # D&L Painting & drywall INC. Painting/Staining Interior • Exterior • Residential • Commercial DRYWALL Hang • Finish • Texture all types of finishes & textures 100% Quality Driven. Free Estimates cell: 828-508-5270 office(1): 828-321-2111 office(2): 828-479-4052 # Bush hogging, Stump-grinding, gardens plowed, gravel-roads/driveways scraped, post-holes dug, sickle mowing. Free estimates, reasonable rates, dependable service. (828) 8377809 Cell: (828) 361-8738 #

400- Yard Sales Yard Sale across from Mountain Skateboard Park on US highway 64, Saturday, October 17th for Bethabara Church Rummage Sale and Bake Sale Ranger United Methodist Church, Saturday, October 10, 2009 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Breakfast and Lunch available. Church is located at Ranger Road on Highway 64 West

500 - For Sale 2005 Bobcat T300 Track Skid Steer, 3 attachments included. Price $4200. Need to sell fast. Contact: b4n35a@ gmail.com or 866-762-4661 For Sale: Motor Scooter , Geely Rabbit, 2005 . Nice condition. 1.9 Hp. $550.00 Call 925-200-8478 cell 2006 Bobcat Toolcat 5600, 4X4, Loader, Forks and Dumb Body, Heat/ AC Cab, price $4200 ask questions: dd567n@gmail.com/ (866) 571-6396 Pro-Activ Solution for sale! I didn’t read the fine print – am now swamped with the stuff. How about $20 for the $45 product package? Call me – it’s a great product but I can’t use all of it. 706-781-3044.

Sofa bed (queen) beige/ burgundy plaid $100 and small beige recliner $60 All good condition. 706-8966071. Hiawassee Antique Mall 460 N. Main Street Hiawassee. Open year round. Mon.-Sat. 10-5, Sun 12-5. Antiques-Collectibles. 706-896-0587

600-Wanted Looking for bumper-pull horse trailer in good shape. Nothing too pricey. If you have one for sale or you want to get rid of call 706-299-1614. Wanted: Old Pinball machines, electro-mechanical, . Call 828-3896459

800-Animals Cocker Spaniels AKC ,11 weeks. F/M, Tails docked, Dews removed, dewormed. Up to date shots. Puppy kits, state licensed, parents on-site. $350 Cash Lori 706-745-8101 charm38@ windstream.net Professional dog Training, Boarding & Grooming, 1-4 week courses available, training service guaranteed, references abundant, GSD breeders. Located in Mineral Bluff, GA visit mountaindogboarding.com (706)374-9021 #

900 - Real Estate 139 acres of land with trout stream. Good place for campground. Has 45 x 100 metal building. Has spring lock 2 filters, tests being state approved. Has nice views, be good for developing. Price $7,000 per Acre. Call 828-835-7880. For sale 1 Acre Creekfront WAS: $59,900 NOW!!! $39,900 Owner: 828488-2193 # 3 Cabins, must see- reduced! In gated communities.Starting at $199,000, Call 706-896-2353. Must sell! Hiawassee, Ga. 2 adjoining lots, long range, year round mountain views. Well established neighborhood; $36,500 each; 706-781-5274. Lots within a gated community. Reduced. Highest elevation in Towns County. Call 706-896-2353. STOP THE CAR HONEY! $319,000 short sale Make offer- in town- lake view, lake access & mountain views. 4br/4ba, oversize 2 car garage, complete apartment downstairs. Many, many extras. Almost new. Excellent condition. Must sell. Beautifully furnished by designer. Owner must sell furniture and furnishings at fraction of cost. Charlotte Ledford Realtor; 706-781-7028

1000 - Rentals 2 BRM, 1 bath Trailer . Furnished or unfurnished. Very Nice, very clean in Warne, NC, off Ford Road. Includes water, sewer and grass cutting. $500 month. 706-896-6634 Nice 4 BR/ 2 BA Brick home in Peachtree area with carport and yard for $725 month. Call 828-837-5551 or 828-837-3002 2 story 2BR/2 1/2 BA house in Hiawassee with private deck. Washer/ Dryer, water, trash collection included. $575/month plus deposit. 706896-4988 or 706-781-9917. 3BR/2BA Lakeview on Hwy 175, $350 per month; 828-524-0514. 2 BR 1 BA Mobile home for rent in Hiawassee. $375 per month or $100 per week. Plus $200 deposit. Call 706-835-6561.

3 BR 1 1/2 BA mobile home – not in a trailer park. $300 a month. (828) 837-6222. # 2 BR 1 BA Mobile Home for rent in Hiawassee. $350 per month. Plus $200 deposit. No Pets Please. Call 706-835-6561. 5br/3ba Upscale home 2 car garage 1.71 acres near Young Harris College. $1200 per month/deposit plus utilities or for sale $399,000. Call 706896-6208. 3br/2ba 2 car attached garage close to Young Harris College. Beautiful & private; $900 month/deposit, plus utilities; 706-897-3730. Nothing else like it in Towns County. 2 unrestricted lots for sale or lease. Utilities, beautiful landscaping & drive-ways already done by owner. All you have to do is place your RV, park model, or home on lot. 706-2074159.

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2BDRM/2BA mobile, CHA, completely furnished on pond, 55+ community. Year round Mtn. views, decks, carport, many extras. $49,500. 706896-8363 or 706-897-0311. Young Harris rentals available Mountain Realty 706-379-3115 STORAGE Rentals SELF STORAGE RENTAL NEAR PAT COLWELL ROAD, 10’ X 10’ AT $30.00 AND 10’ X 20’ AT $500.00 PER MONTH. 706-994-2935 Southern Living Apartments For RENT-SPRING SPECIALS 1 Bedroom Apartments now available. Water & Trash pick-up. All appliances included, ( Washer / dryer, stove, refrigerator). Pet friendly. 6 months to 1 year lease required. $495 to $595 Call 828-3891545 southernlivingapts@brmemc. net #

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      

                   

   

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CIHA

Job Announcement Performance Improvement/Risk Management Officer

The Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority has the above position available. Anyone interested should pick up an application and position description from Arlenea Chapa or Teresa Carvalho at the Cherokee Indian Hospital Human Resources Office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. This position will close October 23, 2009. Indian preference does apply and a current job application must be submitted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of CIHA application.

CIHA

Job Announcement

Materials & Contracting Assistant and PTR RN Float Weekend Days

The Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority has the above position available. Anyone interested should pick up an application and position description from Arlenea Chapa or Teresa Carvalho at the Cherokee Indian Hospital Human Resources Office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. This position will close October 16, 2009. Indian preference does apply and a current job application must be submitted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of CIHA application.

CIHA

Job Announcement

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          

              

REMINDER:

FT LPN Out-Patient

The Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority has the above position available. Anyone interested should pick up an application and position description from Arlenea Chapa or Teresa Carvalho at the Cherokee Indian Hospital Human Resources Office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. This position will close October 23, 2009. Indian preference does apply and a current job application must be submitted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of CIHA application.

Martin’s Construction • Bulldozing • Backhoe work

Residential & Commercial “Gene” Martin

The following positions are available

389-6024

   

37 years experience

                

Hughes Pool & Stone

                   

Carries a full line of Landscaping products including: • Oak, Cypress, Red and Brown Mulch • Brown, White, and Gray Decorative Pea Gravel • Standard Gray Gravel and Rip Rap • White Sand, and River Rock Located behind Downtown Pizza in Murphy on Church St.

Call (828) 837-6222

Complete Piano Tuning

$100 (828) 835 6532

                                                         


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The Cherokee Sentinel October 14, 2009

Girl Scouts renews focus on leadership for young women

Special Olympics Equestrian Day Horseback Rides and Wagon Rides Join us for an afternoon of fun! SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2009 12:30 TO 3 P.M.

Central and western North Carolina councils celebrate historic merger

On October 1, the newly formed Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont Council began operations following a long-anticipated merger of four central and western North Carolina councils. This historic moment was celebrated on October 3 with a celebration event that included nearly 2,200 Girl Scouts and adult volunteers at the Hickory Metro Convention Center.   This celebration comes at a time when the Girl Scout Movement is renewing its focus on leadership development for girls through retooled program opportunities, expanded pathways for girls to experience Girl Scouting, and flexible options for volunteers to be involved. The council will now serve girls in more than 1,800 troops through the traditional Girl Scout experience, as well as reach girls through innovative pathways such as camp experiences, short-term programs and after-school programs. GSCP2P is committed to making Girl Scouting possible for girls who

might not otherwise have access due to socioeconomic, cultural or language barriers.   The celebration began with an opening ceremony with remarks delivered by Lynn Boggs, GSCP2P CEO/President, and Kathy Cloninger, National CEO for Girl Scouts of the USA. Boggs also launched the inaugural GSCP2P patch, which was designed as a keepsake to inspire girls to make the Girl Scout leadership experience a reality.   “While the geographic area has changed, our mission to build girls of courage, confidence and character, is unwavering,” Boggs said. “The board of directors and the council staff remain fully committed to providing relevant and quality program opportunities for girls to create leaders for tomorrow.”  Through the day, girls sang songs, played games, tackled challenges and learned about various activities at hands-on activity centers, as well as gathered in sisterhood with other Girl Scouts and adult volunteers.   Highlights of the event included a climbing wall and monkey bridges, and a car care clinic, as well as various hands-on activities such as animal science, health and safety, arts and crafts, sports and athletics, travel and technology and self-defense from various community partners including the North Carolina Arboretum, Google, Schiele Museum, Hickory Museum

of Art and Old Salem. In addition, a grant from BB&T provided two learning centers from Discovery Place – the Van de Graff generator for a hairraising experience and the inflatable Starlab Planetarium.  About Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont, a United Way agency, is one of 109 councils nationwide chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA to deliver Girl Scout program within specific geographic boundaries. The local council serves 25,000 girls and approximately 7,000 adult volunteers in 40 counties and maintains ten camp properties and four service centers offering unique experiences for girls and adults. For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect or donate to GSCP2P, call 800-672-2148 or visit www.girlscoutsp2p.org.  About Girl Scouts of the USA Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, with 3.7 million girl and adult members worldwide. Founded in 1912, Girl Scouting is the leading authority on girls’ healthy development, and builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. The organization serves girls throughout the United States including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, as well as destinations abroad.

later then October 20. The ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification is nationally recognized and accredited. The training provides managers with the food safety knowledge and skills needed to implement an effective food safety program in their food service operation. Receiving certification enables participants to perform their food safety responsibili-

ties with added ease and confidence The course includes: ServSafe Essentials 5th Edition book and exam sheet, plus informational handouts, various learning aids, lunch both days and light refreshments. Registration and payment deadline is October 20. Please call 828-3492046 for registration information.

CHEROKEE COUNTY INDUSTRIAL PARK ARENA & GROUNDS HIGHWAY 64 ( Located approximately 8 miles from downtown Murphy toward the Tennessee state line) Snacks will be served around 1:30 p.m. Athletes participating MUST have an active medical on file!

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speakers and placement of wreaths at the memorial from veterans of several wars. Speaking to perhaps a thousand folks, many under umbrellas to protect them from the light rain, North Carolina state senator John Snow said, “We are here to remember by seeing

and experiencing this wall those young Americans who gave their life in defense of our country.” He spoke of the controversy surrounding the war and the unwelcome return of many Vietnamese War veterans. He said there had been 1,302 servicemen killed in the Vietnam War and 1,600 that had died as a result of the war. He also reported that there are some 265,000 Vietnam War veterans living in North Carolina. “It is never too late to welcome our Vietnam Veterans,” he said. “Welcome

home.” Other speakers at the event were Murphy Mayor Bill Hughes, N.C. State Representative Roger West, and Sandy Zimmerman, an administrative assistant for U.S. Congressman Heath Shuler. Several “gold star mothers,” who had lost sons in the war, were recognized and presented with a single red rose and a plaque honoring their son. The Andrews Chorus performed along with a band and bagpipe player that played martial music.

ServSafe training coming soon By: Pam Staton Contributing Writer

North Carolina Cooperative Extension will be conducting a ServSafe Training, November 3 & 4, 8:30 – 4 pm, Macon County Extension Center, Franklin. Cost for this training will be $115 and includes lunches for both day and snacks. Registration is due, no

Frank Bradley / Sentinel Photos

(Left) Commissioner’s David Sumpter and Johnathan Dickey were in attendance at the moving wall. (Right) Senator John Snow talks with Roger West at the Veterans Memorial.

Founder’s Day and Grand Re-Opening Friday October 16th • 11 am - 3 pm

Woodard Electric Services, Inc

53 Years of Continuous Service

Come to our new location for a day of celebration with free hotdogs, hamburgers, and soft drinks Public Welcome! Come early and tour our new building!

New Woodard Electric location on Waldroup Rd. (Left) 1987 - 2009 Location next to the Sub-Station on Hwy. 69

(Right) 1956 - 1987 Location at High Bridge on Lake Chatuge

185 Waldroup Rd. Hayesville, NC (Left) Kenneth Woodard relaxes at home. (Below) Mildred Woodard with her great grandson Braden Lee.


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