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Cross Country teams make a mad dash to the finish line
Town of Murphy to expand water and sewer to Regal Road and Pleasant Valley Road Failing septic systems in the Pleasant Valley Road and Regal Road areas Sentinel Writer are contributing to high fecal coli form counts in areas streams and pose a serious threat to drinking water sources, but some big money provided to the county and town of Murphy could be just the remedy. On Monday, both the Town of Murphy and Cherokee County approved a joint resolution to lay a 6,700 linear feet public water line along those roads and a 12,000 linear feet wastewater collection line between Valley River and U.S. Highway 19 and also along Regal and Pleasant Valley roads. Since the Town of Murphy’s wastewater treatment plants have enough capacity to meet its existing water and wastewater demands, it can expand its system to construct and add these new lines to its system. Earlier, Cherokee County applied for grants to expand this system, which involves three grants: an $800,000 CDBG-R grant from the North Carolina Department of Commerce, a $500,000 grant from the North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center, and a $300,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). All totaling $1.6 million. This improvement is being entirely with grant funds, requiring no local matching monies. Once the system is completed, it will be turned over to the Town of Murphy, which will provide potable water and accept the additional collected wastewater and shall be entitled to receive all revenue derived and received from the operation of this system.
Wednesday October 7, 2009
By: Frank Bradley
Author to hold book signing New book entitled The Lincoln Secret was written by a Local author and there will be a signing at the Curiosity Shop. See Page 3A
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“The season is going well. We have several runners working very hard to Sentinel Writer reach their potential. Our teams have Last Wednesday the middle and shown some improvements since the high school cross country teams met at beginning of the season.” “We gotta move the team up as a Konehete Park in Murphy to compete group. We are working harder now,” in the fifth meet of the season. With conference just a few weeks Coach Pipes added about the Murphy away, the teams are serious about ad- teams. The runners warmed-up on the vancing to regional, and state. “After conference, we face the regional meet many trails circling the park and conon Oct. 31 and the state meet on Nov. vened on the starting line to wait for the 7 if we qualify,” said Coach Forrister. signal to begin. “Cross Country meets
are fun because as a spectator you have to run to different places on the course in order to cheer for the runners,” one fan said. “Before you know it they are racing back to the finish line!” This proved true as first place overall was taken by, Tyler Breedlove from Hayesville, who sprinted to the finish line with a time of 16:59. The top boy scores are as follows: William Yates 17:39, Tyler Massey 17:40, Ty Andrews 18:00, Hamilton Boxberger 18:03, Creighton Boxberger 18:06,
Trent Tatham 18:08, Robert Vinson 18:26, Dylan Johnson 18:35, and Jedd Griffin 18:37. Running competitively taxes not only the body but also the mind. “ During the race I tell myself that I can do it, to just keep going,” said Tara Wickersham, a junior at Hayesville. “I feel a sense of accomplishment when I finish.” The goals the girls set for themselves
not be possible until the Region’s isolation had been overcome. At that time, Congress authorized the construction of the Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS) to build better roads here to connect Appalachia to the nation’s interstate system, recognizing that it cost much more money to build roads in the mountains than in the flat part of the country. So while it was providing our region with additional funds to build better roads, the feds sent the money to the state capital’s to administer. While we don’t know how other states managed the dollars, we do know that in North Carolina, the legislature and the DOT threw these funds in the same pot with other highway funds generated by the gasoline tax and
then divided all the money up equally between the district according to some esoteric formula. The long and short of it is, the mountain counties didn’t get extra boost to create better roads here, since it was spread out among all the districts throughout the state. Recently, some of our state representatives have wised up and are asking why this poaching of highway funds has taken place. Why the spreading of funds designated for the mountain counties to other counties in the state for road work is in fact violating the spirit and intent of the ADHS legislation. On Monday, Cherokee County and the Town of Murphy passed resolutions requesting the United States Congress to exclude the ADHS funding from
the minimum return of transportation funding to the State of North Carolina. And it asks the North Carolina General Assembly also to exclude this ADHS funding from the North Carolina equity formula in order to complete the remaining corridors to benefit the people of Southern Appalachia and Southwestern North Carolina. In other actions at the Cherokee County regular commission meeting, the board approved the appointment of T.L. McNabb and Ernest Jones to serve on the county’s Farmland Preservation Advisory Board for three year terms. The board also approved a change to its transit policy stating that the county does not use its vans for charter services.
By: Emolyn Liden
ARC Giveth NC Taketh Away By: Frank Bradley Sentinel Writer
If it were real estate money, they would call it illegally commingling funds. But since it’s road money, there’s no name for it. It’s just the way the General Legislature with the help of North Carolina’s Department of Transportation (DOT) mixes up some special regional funds that are supposed to go to our mountain counties and siphons them off for the other counties all across the state. Here’s what is happening. More than forty years ago the President’s Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) reported to Congress that the economic growth in Appalachia would
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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.
First Shipment of H1N1 Vaccine Arrives District 2 Public Health announced today that the first shipment of 2,700 doses of the 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine has arrived. As directed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), these doses will be given out by our 13 County Public Health Departments and will initially be designated for healthy children from 2-4 years of age. Because young children are most at risk for influenza-likeillness they are the primary focus. All of the doses in this shipment are the nasal mist type vaccine for the H1N1 virus. Only healthy individuals between the ages of 2 – 49 – those with no chronic medical conditions – are eligible for the nasal mist vaccine because it is made from a live, weakened virus. You cannot get H1N1 influenza from taking this vaccine, but you could experience some side effects, such as fever, runny nose, nasal congestion, cough, headache, or body aches. Children through 9 years of age will require two doses of the H1N1 vaccine given a month apart. This is the same dosing requirement as the seasonal flu vaccine for children. Public health officials point out that while this initial quantity is small, more vaccine will be shipped as it becomes available. Since we cannot anticipate demand for the vaccine, please contact your local health department to check on availability of vaccine and the best time to bring your child (or children) in for vaccination. These first doses of the H1N1 vaccine will be available only from your local health department, but as soon as more vaccine becomes available it will be sent to all of the health care providers that signed up to give the H1N1 vaccine. Future shipments of vaccine will also include injectable vaccine (flu shots).
Cherokee County Schools has a vacancy for an interim math and science teacher at Ranger Middle School for the remainder of this school year. Position may become a permanent position. Prefer candidates highly qualified in middle school math and science. You may pick up an application at 911 Andrews Rd. from 8 – 4:00 daily, print an application from the website, www.cherokee.k12.nc.us, or complete an online application at ncpublicschools.org. If you have an application on file, you may activate it by calling 837-2722 Ext. 229. Deadline to apply is October 15th. Cherokee County Schools is an equal opportunity employer.
The Cherokee Sentinel October 7, 2009
Record turnout at Fall Festival Over 13,000 people attended Fall Festival at the John C. Campbell Folk School to celebrate the Autumn season. The popular event brought in visitors from counties close to home and as far as Michigan, Florida, New Hampshire, and even England to celebrate arts, crafts, and music from the southern Appalachian mountains. With over 200 craft vendors, 20 food vendors, 40 demonstrators, and entertainment scheduled all day there was something for everyone. Craft demonstrators set up around campus to offer a chance to view crafts being made with the opportunity to ask questions. The wide variety of art mediums on display provided an educational atmosphere for anyone interested. In the Pittman Fiber Arts building visitors walked among weavers, spinners, and knitters and witnessed the many ways to process natural fibers. "The wool from the sheep is picked, carded, and spun in to yarn," commented a spinning demonstrator who was also wearing a hand-knitted sweater. Down the walkway known as Studio Row, the woodcarving demonstrators laughed at their memories as beginning carvers. In front of the ladies stood a miniature Christmas tree
adorned with intricately carved Santa Clauses. The Folk School's resident woodcarver Helen Gibson said, "The first thing I ever made was a napkin ring. Then I made hundreds of them, roosters and hens." Gibson, who started carving when she was eleven years old, was accompanied by her cousin Ruth Morrison who no longer lives in the area but came to demonstrate for the festival. Carolyn Anderson, also showing off her woodcarving skills, remembered the original carvers associated with the Folk School. "I'd go to their house and they'd get out a shoe box with their carvings. That's how they'd unwind after a days work." The miniature rabbits, deer, squirrel and other animals made by the first carvers were on display in the history center which was open during the festival. The festival was a community event in every respect. Visitors pushed strollers and held the hands of young children who ate red candied apples and funnel cakes. Doris Carringer, a vendor who sold southern-style sourdough bread and other baked goods had made aprons for her five grandchildren who helped her during the weekend. "I've had a booth probably fifteen years," Carringer remembered
and was overjoyed that now the event could be shared by three generations. Many vendors and performers expressed their joy to contribute in their home community. "I enjoy having a booth because it is an opportunity to be able to exhibit with some of the finest artists in the area. It is wonderful to be included in the fun weekend and to be associated with the Folk School," said Mike Lalone. "I have been the resident clay artist at the Folk School for 4 years and have really enjoyed working here." In addition to the crafters, were groups such as the Humane Society that brought animals in need of a good home. Vendors Jeff and Laura Hutt of Mountain Mirrors and More were only planning on selling their artwork but by the end of the weekend had purchased a puppy to take home. "We talked about it and decided we couldn't leave without Max," said Hutt as she held the new puppy in her arms. Little Brasstown Baptist Church Youth Group made 200 gallons of home-made ice cream and 900 fried apple pies. Congregation members Savannah and Stacey Clayton, Breeze Bettis, Jill Rockwell, and Dianna Brown put in many hours in the kitchen before the festival and at the end of the weekend all but 40 apple pies were
sold. Fall Festival is the main fundraiser for the church who plans to donate the proceeds to their Kenya Mission Project. Folk School was pleased with the record high turn out and the beautiful weather.
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the full blown influenza. “ So with the help of the CD and Maxim Health Services they have compiled a list of questions & answers I hope that this will help you to make the decision to get your flu shot this year. Q: Will I get the Flu from the shot? A. No. Flu Vaccine is created from dead or inactive viruses that are not contagious. Q: When should I get a flu shot? A. Influenza usually occurs from November until April. with activity peaking between late December and early March. The optimal time for the flu shots is during October through November., however it is clinically beneficial to be vaccinated through December and January. Q: Do I need to get a flu shot every year? A.: Yes. Influenza viruses continually change every year. A new vaccine is used annually to fight the antibody a person develops from the vaccine declines over time. Q: How effective is the flu shot? A: The flu vaccine has been determined to be effective in preventing influenza in about 70% to 90% of healthy people under the age of 65 and is your best method of protection. Among el-
derly persons not living in chronic-care facilities and people with long-term medical conditions, the flu shot is 30% to 70% effective in preventing hospitalizations for pneumonia and influenza. Among elderly nursing home residents, the flu shot is most effective in preventing severe illness, secondary complications, and deaths related from the flu. In this population, the shot can be 50%60% effective in preventing hospitalization or pneumonia and 80% effective in preventing death from the flu. Q: Who should get the Flu Shot? A: The CDC recommends that you receive a flu shot if you meet one or more of the following criteria: • Anyone who wants to reduce the risk of contacting the flu. • People at hugh risk of having serious complications from the flu such as: -children aged 6 months-18 years old. -Pregnant women - People 50 years of age and older - People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions. - People who live in Nursing homes and other long term care facilities. - People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from the flu. Q: Can I still get the flu after I get the flu shot? A: Yes. Like other vaccines, flu vac-
cine is not 100% effective and does not take effect until one to two weeks after it is received. During this time, you will be just as susceptible to contract the flu as individuals who have not received the vaccination. Still, the best option to prevent the flu is to get a yearly flu shot. Q: What are the side effects of getting the flu shot? A: For most people, vaccination causes no side effects . Fewer than 1/3 of the those who receive a flu shot , will experience some soreness at the vaccination site, only 5 to 10% will suffer mild side effects such as a low grade fever or headaches. Anyone who is allergic to eggs should avoid being vaccinated, since the virus used is grown in hens’ eggs. For more questions and answers on the Seasonal Influenza vaccine and flu related questions: go to www.findaflushot.com or www.cdc.gov for more information and details on the H1N1 vaccine to be coming in our area. The Flu is a bad word! Hopefully through education and Flu Clinics given in your neighborhoods people will go out and get their flu shots this season eliminating the chances of a full blown flu epidemic.
Bennie Jo Palmer, Director of the Murphy Housing Authority, told the Murphy town board on Monday that a recent $155,000 federal stimulus grant is helping to alleviate the problem of crowded parking and the flow of traffic for Murphy public housing. It is helping with us additional parking in the back of our five buildings, which frees up space in the front
to allows two lane traffic around Beal Circle, she said. Now there is only one lane which makes it hard for the school buses and emergency vehicle to get around. Palmer appeared before the board seeking a change in regular policy for this for this grant only, keeping it in line with federal guidelines which sets higher spending thresholds so that the stimulus funds can be spent in an expedited manner. For Micro purchase under $15,000,
only one quote is required. Small purchases are those between $15,000 and $100,000. They require a reasonable number of quotes (preferably three), For work greater than a $100,000, the preferred method is sealed bids, but the policy provides for competitive proposal methods if sealed bids are not appropriate. It also encourages project managers to “buy American” whenever possible. For the parking lot project, Palmer said she is running a force labor account and is doing the work in-house.
Beginning today, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Hotel is serving wine and beer in its restaurants and lounge, and through room service. As the hotel undergoes a $633 million expansion, the service of alcohol is a critical next step and a welcome amenity. The recent passage of the alcohol referendum by the Eastern Band of Cherokees, owners of the property, was the first major step in providing alcohol service to Harrah’s Cherokee guests. Wine and beer is now being served at Sycamores on the Creek, Selu Garden, Seven Sisters Lounge, and in guest room accommodations. Harrah’s diversified wine list features an outstanding selection of international
and domestic labels, and includes a number of wines from North Carolina. In addition, there is a wide range of domestic and international beers and ales. Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Hotel’s expansion will position the property as the premier gaming destination in the Southeast and a world-class entertainment and tourism destination. Referred to as “The Master Plan,” this expansion is the most significant hospitality expansion project underway in the Southeast and one of the largest in the United States. This plan will also increase Harrah’s Cherokee’s accommodations to become the largest in the state. Harrah’s Cherokee will become the
preeminent resort for leisure and business travelers once this development is completed in 2012. Visitors who frequent the resort for its outstanding recreational programs, entertainment, accommodations and service will be impressed with the hotel and casino’s new amenities, which will include 532 new luxury guest rooms and suites, a 3,000-seat events center, entertainment and VIP lounges, 16,000-squarefoot spa, all new state-of-the-art digital poker room, Asian gaming room, a variety of new restaurant and retail outlets, and new hotel and casino parking garages. Harrah’s Cherokee is also renovating its current casino facilities and doubling the size of its casino floor
Know your flu facts
Sentinel Writer This year the Health Departments and the CDC are urging people to be prepared and get the Seasonal Flu shots . Flu Clinics across the state are usually run by the counties local Health Departments and have different times they schedule Flu shots. Drugs stores and Grocery stores are also having Flu Shot Clinics in your area. Check with your local Health Department. In preparedness of the H1N1 Flu Pandemic the Health departments and the CDC will keep us posted as to when the H1N1 vaccine will be made available. I’ve talked to a lot of people regarding the seasonal flu, whether it be coworkers, friends or family members. Everyone has misconceptions regarding the Seasonal Flu vaccine.They are afraid of things like: the flu shot will make you get the flu or can I get sick from the vaccine the next day? Some are afraid that the side effects are worse than the flu or it doesn’t even really work, it’s all to get your money. My response to the these questions are: “ What could be worse than getting the flu? And even if you do get it the chances are that it will be milder than
Stimulus dollars at work
By: Frank Bradley Sentinel Writer
“We hired three people who were unemployed,” she said. “We really need the parking. At one time, we didn’t have that many cars, but now it seems every family has two or three vehicles.” In other matters, the board approved the reappointment of Bill Forsyth to a three-year term on the ABC Board, where he serves as chairman. His term had expired on July 9,2009. The board also passed a resolution authorizing the Town Manager to lease or rent town property for terms of one year or less.
Harrah’s Casino to serve alcohol
to 195,000 square feet. Also, the resort has made a significant investment into new, sophisticated technology and group services ranging from business and conference support to elaborate catering services. Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Hotel is an enterprise of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation, located 50 miles west of Asheville at the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Harrah’s Cherokee Casino is open 24 hours a day to guests 21 years of age or older. For more information about Harrah’s Cherokee, please call 1-800-HARRAHS or visit our website at www.harrahs.com.
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EDITOR’S INBOX Thankful to have Dr. Ambler Dear Editor, Andrews is blessed to have Dr. Ambler and his staff. In late September a tooth of mine broke in half. Without any fanfare or debate, Dr. Ambler took care of me almost immediately when I walked into his office even though I did not have an appointment and he had a number of other patients he was working on at that time. Dr. Ambler was scheduled
to depart Andrews that afternoon and drive his elderly parents to Rhode Island or some far northern state to visit relatives. I know taking care of me delayed his departure. To his staff and him, I say thanks. You made my day. -Respectfully, Gil Hargett, 1920 Carter Cove Road, Warne, NC 28909
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Book Signing - The Lincoln Secret Cross Country: by John A McKinsey
The Lincoln Secret is a historical mystery adventure novel set in modern day America. Founded upon several historical theories about Abraham Lincoln and about the Civil War, the novel takes you through Abraham Lincoln's life and death as the main characters try to unravel a mystery left over from those days. The story follows two main characters: A journalist who is researching a theory that Abraham Enloe was Lincoln’s real father and a woman who uncovers a family secret that her ancestor changed his
last name over fear of something to do with Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. The Lincoln Secret is a compelling novel that dares you to challenge history. The 469 page book sells for $13.99 and is available at The Curiosity Shop Bookstores in Murphy and Andrews. MEET THE AUTHOR – John McKinsey will be signing books at The Curiosity Shop in Murphy on Wednesday, October 14th from 11-2. Call 828-835-7433 for more information.
Reps. living off the government By: Jim Fitzgerald Columnist Most people seem to recognize that the longer a Representative or Senator stays in Washington, the more likely they are to pay greater attention to lobbyist than to their constituents. Some have wealth when they go to DC but I do not think any of them leave DC without much greater wealth. Newt Gingrich comes to mind. However, we have a candidate for Governor of Georgia that has spent his professional life in politics. He has spent nine terms (18 years) representing the Ninth District of Georgia in Congress. Before he went to DC in 1992, he was in the Georgia legislature for 12 years. In other words, he had made his living off of the government since 1980 – 30 years. Therefore, I reckon it is not surprising that Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) recently labeled Nathan Deal as one of the 15 most corrupt members of Congress. Think about it. Deal is in their top 15 most corrupt Congressmen, out of 535 Representatives and Senators! This is a Congressman consistently voted into office over 18 years to represent the values of the Ninth Congressional district. A district that is strongly Christian and God-fearing. Moreover, do not allow yourself to dismiss CREW’s charges on partisan politics. This was a non-partisan accounting of his actions (of the 15 most corrupt,eight were Democrats and seven were Republican), and suggests he did a very poor job reflecting the values of his constituents. On their website, CREW says, “his ethics violations stem from his abuse of his position for his personal financial benefit.” You can go to their website to see the specific charges, which seem well documented, but in essence they point out that Deal and his Chief of Staff used their influence to reverse a decision by Georgia Revenue Commissioner Bart Graham to award state contracts through a competitive bidding process. Such bidding would have ended their sweetheart, non-competitive contracts with the State of Georgia. CREW concluded: “Rep. Deal’s abuse of his position and taxpayer resources to maintain a personally lucrative business deal does not reflect creditably on the House.” More important to me is that his conduct does not reflect well on the Ninth District or the State of Georgia. Moreover, he now wants the privilege of governing the State of Georgia. That
is like putting the fox in the henhouse. Thirty years nursing off the government is not enough; he wants more of our hard-earned money. I wonder if he could compete in the real world, as you and I have to. People fuss and fret over waste in government and here we have a public official who uses his public position to further enrich himself through no-bid contracts. You have to wonder if he believes that no-bid contracts are the way government should conduct business or if the no-bid contract process should apply just to him and his cronies. You have to question his judgment, and philosophy, about the concept of competition, a concept that is the bedrock of Republican economic policy. Deal does not think he did anything wrong. Is he really that out of touch with reality? He used his official Congres-
sional email system to influence Graham. He has power over earmarks for Georgia and over the years has brought millions of dollars in pork to Georgia. When Georgia wants to lobby the federal government for funds, Deal is one of the people they have to persuade to assist them. If you were an entrepreneur, what chance do you think you would have in influencing Graham in the face of Deal’s lobbying? We have another example of a man who has been anything but a sacrificial public servant. Deal does not deserve to govern the State of Georgia. He should return to the private sector he left 30 years ago. I hope the Republicans have the courage and conviction to nominate someone of integrity, conviction, and humility to run for Governor. Moreover, I hope they are incensed enough to put Deal out to pasture.
help them run faster. “I try to catch the girl infront of me before I cross the finish line,” said Emilie Craven a junior at Murphy. “Running is one of the most tiring sports. When I finish I feel good because I’ve worked hard.” Brittany Henry, also a junior at Murphy has been running since the
6th grade. “It’s a good way to stay in shape,” she said and also added “Our team is supportive of each other. We warm-up together, encourage each other, and after the race we’ll talk about how we did.” Robbinsville High School girls team excelled during the race demonstrating
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Food Pantry luncheon
The Cherokee County Sharing Center, Inc., a food pantry, will host a shared-dish luncheon and fundraiser to honor the churches involved in the Center at 1 pm Sunday, October 11 at the Messiah Peachtree Pavilion. The event features music by The Good Relations Band. “The occasion will help members of the nine churches that participate in the Sharing Center to better get to know each other and to raise money for the Sharing Center”, said Alan Peters, Director of the Sharing Center. A free will offering will be taken. The Messiah Pavilion is located ½ mile from The Murphy Medical Center on Hwy 141 North. The churches involved in the Sharing Center are: First United Methodist Church, Saint William Catholic Church, Murphy Presbyterian Church, First Baptist Church of Murphy, Ranger United Methodist Church, Tomatla Methodist Church, Peachtree Presbyterian Church, Little Brasstown Methodist Church and the Episcopal Church of the Messiah. The Cherokee County Sharing Center, Inc. is non-profit 501C-3.
Hearths of Fire donates to Murphy Library Hearths of Fire on U.S. 64 East is helping Friends of Murphy Public Library start their yard sale early. Owners Warren and Greg Dennis have donated some show-stopping gifts for the home. A red footstool, large hanging pot rack, decorative wall art, and a hammered tin tea cart are some of the attention-getting pieces. These items are currently for sale at the library. The yard sale of books and household goods will be held on October 16 and 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will also be gift baskets for sale. Call 837-2417 for more information or stop by the library with donations.
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As part of a national initiative to create Girl Scout councils better equipped to meet the needs of girls in today’s fast-changing world, four Girl Scout councils located in central and western North Carolina have come together as one. This 18-month council realignment process concluded on September 30, 2009 and included: Girl Scout Council of the Catawba Valley Area (Hickory), Girl Scouts of the Pioneer Council (Gastonia), Girl Scouts, Tarheel Triad Council (Colfax), and Girl Scouts of Western North Carolina, Pisgah Council (Asheville). On October 1, 2009, the four councils became Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont (GSCP2P), a regional council covering 40 counties and offering expanded opportunities to nearly 32,000 girls and adult volunteers. The business service center for GSCP2P is located in Colfax, N.C., along with program and service centers located in Asheville, Gastonia and Hickory. The CEO headquarters is in Gastonia. The merger is the first step in a twopart merger process. In April 2011, Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council (Charlotte) will join GSCP2P. GSHNC
serves more than 21,000 girls and adult volunteers in eight counties in North and South Carolina. “We have embarked on a wonderful journey, one that will strengthen our resources and programming efforts for the girls in our expanded region,” said Lynn Boggs, GSCP2P Chief Executive Officer. “This organizational transformation will align our operations with our vision of meeting the needs and challenges of girls today and beyond and creating tomorrow’s leaders.” In 2006, the National Board of Directors for Girl Scouts of the USA approved a plan to reorganize the jurisdictions of the then-314 Girl Scout councils nationwide into 109 Girl Scout councils. “Since its founding, the Girl Scout experience has provided girls with the opportunity to become leaders in their communities and the world,” Boggs stated. “Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont will build on that foundation to combine our diverse resources to provide an unparalleled leadership experience for girls.” For additional information about the new council, contact GSCP2P toll-free at 800-672-2148.
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.
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John Lee “J.L.” McMahan
John Lee “J.L.” McMahan, 86, of
Murphy died Friday, Oct. 2, 2009 in a Chattanooga, TN hospital. He was a native and lifetime resident of Cherokee County. In his early life, he worked as a service station attendant, but retired after 13 years from Clifton Precision. J.L. was a member of the Calvery Baptist Church. He was the son of the late Barnard Richmond and Birdie Hester Lee McMahan. Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Marcella Stephens McMahan; a son,
Blanch Ruth Mason Passmore
Blanch Ruth Mason Passmore, 81, of Topton died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009 in a
Swain County hospital. She was a native and lifetime resident of Macon County. She was a homemaker and member of Union Hill Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Felix and Ida Jane Wilson Mason. She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jerrica Lynn Passmore; and a brother, Rev. Herschel Mason. Surviving are her husband of 63 years, Oscar W. Passmore; three daughters, Delma Jean Postell and Donna Jane Reid both of Andrews, and Sue Bush and husband, Skip of Mills River,
Elizabeth P. Williams
Elizabeth P. Williams, 79, of Andrews died Monday, Sept. 28, 2009 in an Andrews care facility. A native and lifelong resident of Cherokee County, she was a manager with Goody’s Family Clothing, retiring in 1995 after 15 years. Elizabeth was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Andrews Chapter No. 15 and the Andrews United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Ernest J. and Ethel Ledford Phillips Sr. and the wife of the late Charles E. Williams, who died in 1979.
John Keith McMahan and wife, Joan of Hayesville; a sister, Frieda Totherow of Murphy; a brother, Ray McMahan of Dallas, GA.; and two grandchildren, Justin and Beth McMahan. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009 in the Chapel of the Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy with the Revs. Ronnie Palmer and Harold Stiles officiating. Interment was in Valleytown Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jimmy Chastain, Dennis Ashe, Donny Palmer, Ronnie Young, Donald Cross, and Clifford Chastain.
The family received friends from 1-2:45 Sunday afternoon at the Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy prior to the services. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of John Lee “J.L.” McMahan to the Little Glade Baptist Church, 1727 Martins Creek Road, Murphy, NC 28906. Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy in charge of all arrangements. An online guest register is available at “Obituaries” at www.iviefuneralhome. com
NC; six sons, Tommy D. Passmore and wife, Ruby of Acworth, GA, Jackie D. Passmore and wife, Pat, James Passmore and wife, Tracey, Earl Passmore and wife, Willa Mae, and Donnie Passmore and wife, Anissa all of Topton, and Jerry Passmore and wife, Sheri of Canton, GA; a brother, Ray Mason and wife, Josephine of High Point, NC; and 24 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Monday, Oct. 5 at Union Hill Baptist Church with Revs. Paul Richards and S.J. Waters officiating. Interment was in Union Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers
and honorary pallbearers were Shane, David, Chris, Phillip, Felix, Jeremy, and Woody Passmore, Stephen and Charles Neal, and Jacob Reid. The family received friends from 6-8 Sunday evening at the Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews where the body was until placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the services. Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews in charge of all arrangements. An online guest register is available at “Obituaries” at www.iviefuneralhome. com
Surviving are a daughter, Fern Williams of Altamonte Springs, FL; a niece, Joanne Davenport Corsaut of Springfield, MO; and a granddog, Bella. A celebration of life was held at 1:00 PM Thursday, Oct. 1 in the Andrews United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike Macdonald officiating. Interment was in Valleytown Cemetery. Pallbearers were Dr. Thomas Clayton, George Morgan, Charles Freel, Pete Nichols, Paul Earwood, and Butch Crawford. Honorary pallbearers were Thomas R. Frye and Hayes Ramsey. The family received friends from 6-8 Wednesday evening at the Ivie Funeral
Home, Andrews where the body was until placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the services. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of Elizabeth P. Williams to the Andrews United Methodist Church Building Fund, PO Drawer 1310, Andrews, NC 28901 or Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607. Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews in charge of all arrangements. An online guest register is available at “Obituaries” at www.iviefuneralhome. com
Gala Offered Entertaining Evening for a Worthy Cause
The fourth annual “Gala,” benefiting the Office of Economic Opportunity/ Catholic Social Services was held Thursday, Sept. 17 at the Oaks of the Ridges Resort Lake Chatuge. The dinner, a delicious culinary experience, was prepared by Dennis Barber and staff and the event was sold out. The evening also featured music by Charles Milne and Flashback and Friends made up of Joseph West, Louie Ferkovics and George Clifford, accompa-
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nied by the impassioned vocals of Lee Holland. As chairs of the event, Richie and Carolyn Story did a fabulous job, start to finish, which is par for the course for this dynamic duo. With the assistance of auctioneer Bob Grove and his lovely wife Judy, Elena Moreland and Buffy Gandon co-chaired the live and silent auction of the evening. The auction featured many wonderful items and added much excitement to the festivities. The goal of OEO/CSS is to create
a collaborative, community driven effort to achieve economic justice in the counties of Clay, Cherokee, Graham, Swain and the Qualla Boundary. As winners of a 2007 Family Strengthening Award from Catholic Charities USA and the Annie E. Casey Foundation, OEO/CSS pursues initiatives in family building and strengthening, household financial goal setting and attainment, higher education, affordable housing and small business development/improvement. Our areas of service include the following programs: ABLE(Assets Building Long-term Equity): Families faced with budgeting issues, falling prey to credit schemes or just struggling to make ends meet will be given the opportunity to improve their knowledge and skills of
financial concepts through classes and workshops taught in a safe, respectful environment. Far West Families First: Based on the principal of respect, compassion and family empowerment, the purpose of the program is to provide extended family support, services, encouragement, faith, love and hope to families in need. Growing Opportunity Small Grants and Awards: The grants support sustainable economic development and systemic change by distributing nearly $20,000. annually to community organizations and small non-profits that are doing dynamic, ground-breaking work in our service area.
The staff of Townson-Rose Funeral Home, LLC sincerely appreciates the loyalty and confidence the people in this community have shown for their services during the past 75 years.
October 7, 2009
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 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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
JAZZ ARTS TRIO
Brasstown Concert Association starts the season with Fred Moyer’s Jazz Arts Trio. Musicians are pianist Fred Moyer, Peter Tillotson, bass and Peter Fraenkel on drums. This jazz is fun! Join us on Sunday, September 27, at 2:30pm Keith House, John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC Tickets: Adults $14, Students $7 No reservations required. General Admission seating For information call 828 389 2595 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Murphy Medical Center Auxiliary will have it’s Holiday Bazaar with holiday gifts and
decorations for all budgets. This second annual event will be Saturday, Oct 3 from 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday, Oct. 4th from 12 pm to 5 pm. Mark your calendar to come and see a huge selection of ornaments, nativity scenes, other holiday ideas or just to get in the festive spirit.
If you like good gospel music, please plan to come join us for an evening of great music with one of America’s favorite and premiere gospel groups, The Dixie Echoes. They will be in concert at the First Free Will Baptist Church in Hayesville, NC. on Sunday, October 11, 2009 at 6:00 PM. Address of the church is 259 Tusquittee Street (just off the town square). For further information, check the website at www.hayesvillefreewill.org under the camp meeting tab or call 828 389-4777. Pastor, Chris Rumfelt, invites all of you to attend.
In Rwanda, life goes on but those who were lost in the recent genocide have not been forgotten. Ngabo, whose full name, Munyurangabo, means warrior, lost both his parents in the civil war. One day he steals a machete from a busy marketplace and sets off with his friend Sangwa on a journey of remembrance and revenge. The Murphy Library is showing Film Movement’s “Munyurangabo” Thursday at 6 p.m. Film critic Roger Ebert called it “One of those miracles that can illuminate the cinema... it is in every frame a beautiful and powerful film -- a masterpiece.” Ebert’s words are even more meaningful when you realize this is a first feature, filmed in 11 days, with a cast of poor refugees. Running time is 97 minutes. Shown in the Kinyarwanda language with subtitles in English. The boys are best friends and had lived together in Kingali, but when they arrive at Sangwa’s home, it becomes clear there are differences in their lives. Sangwa is Hutu and Ngabo is Tutsi, and as Sangwa’s father tell him, they are supposed to be enemies. Meanwhile Sangwa starts to make peace with the family responsibilities he had left behind, and even sees a future for himself in his old village. But Ngabo still has revenge on his mind. Director Lee Isaac Chung is the son of Korean immigrants. He grew up on a farm in Kansas and went to Yale as a science major until he discovered filmmaking in his senior year. He visited Rwanda with his partners Samuel Anderson and Jenny Lund in the summer of 2006 to teach a course in filmmaking at a Christian relief camp. “Munyurandgabo” was the result. Call 837-2417 for details or go to my blog, www.friendsofmurphylibrary.wordpress.com to see the trailer.
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 .
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 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. 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.
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 email@example.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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit mtnregartscraftsguild.org.
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 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 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.
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.
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-
National Alpaca Farm Day
What: National Alpaca Farm Day Where: September 26th & 27th Where: Harmony Hills Farm 1094 Daylily Drive Marble, NC 28905 Why: A great, free opportunity for the public to come meet alpacas and learn more about these inquisitive, unique animals. We will have door prizes, snacks and refreshments. Directions: Go past Wal-Mart, turn right on Old Peachtree Road, turn left at the stop sign, turn left at Rowland Hills Road, turn left on Daylily Drive. For more information: contact Kathy 828361-4632 e-mail: Alpacit43@yahoo.com or Jerry 828-557-0489. For a complete list of participating farms and ranches, visit www.NationalAlpacaFarmDays.com
If you’re fashion-savvy but think you need expensive clothes and accessories to create a terrific look – here’s some good news. On Saturday September 26th at 11 a.m., Panache, an upscale ladies’ consignment shop in Andrews, will host a free one-hour event on the fine art of dressing well inexpensively. Led by “fashion diva” January Roskelly of Murphy, the interactive session will feature mannequins of different sizes wearing basic separates from the store’s inventory. To add some pizzazz to the outfits, Ms. Roskelly will use common accessories in decidedly uncommon ways. Colorful scarves… gold hoop earrings…funky jewelry…even a man’s tie can give you a stunning look with minimal expense. You’ll also fine tune your “mix and match” skills to expand your repertoire of outfits using the clothing you already have. Attendees may wish to bring an item of their own to get some “creative accessorizing” tips from a lady who’s been on the cutting edge of fashion all her life. Light refreshments will be served, and a door prize will be awarded to a lucky lady following the session. Attendance is limited to the first twenty ladies who reserve: (828) 3212700. Panache is located at 1065 Main Street in Andrews, NC (across the street from The Daily Grind & Wine).
Movie Night at Cornerstone Community Church (Formerly First Assembly) 191 Robinson Road, Andrews. Sunday night Sept. 27, 6:30p Free popcorn and drinks. World Wide Pictures feature movie “Last Flight Out.” Video projector and sound system. ph. 321-3777 www.cornerstoneandrews.org
29:11 Monthly Youth Rally will be held Saturday, September 26 at 6:00 at Hall Park in Andrews. Come grow in Christ with worship and praise music, and youth-led Bible Devotions and testomonies. Bring a chair or a blanket and come enjoy a night filled with Christian fun. Refreshments are provided at no cost. For more information or if you need a 3040 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.
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 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 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 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.
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
ride, call 389-3521.
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October 7, 2009--Parent Night with Laura Misner, get all of your financial aid questions answered. Time: 5:30-6:30 pm. Place: TriCounty Early College High School, Room 117.
Danny Wallace at Cornerstone Community Church Oct. 4-7. Sunday at 11am and 7pm nightly Sun. - Wed. 191 Robinson Road, Andrews. Possibly the most amazing story you will ever hear. Hear Danny’s journey from the horrors of childhood sexual abuse, through homosexuality, AIDS, and eventual triumph over it all. Danny will also speak to youth at the Rock, Saturday night Oct. 3. Danny is also a recording artist, author, and is currently making a movie. Phone 321-3777 for more
Fall Festival - Saturday Sept. 26 - 4:00p - 7:00p at Cornerstone Community Church (Formerly First Assembly) 191 Robinson Road. Horse Rides, Hay rides, Games, food and fun. Lots of candy. Activities for ages 4 - 12. Children under 4 must have parent with them. All Parents welcome. Call 321-3777 for a ride or more info. www.cornerstoneandrews.org
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Moving wall Coming to Konehete Park
The Marine Corps League 1011 is proud to sponsor “The Vietnam Veterans Memorial” at Konehetah Park in Murphy, North Carolina, October 8th through the 12th. We hope everyone will come out and see this amazing half-sized replica of the Memorial that stands in Washington, DC to commemorate the soldiers who lost their lives in the Vietnam War. This monument had been touring the country for more than twenty years and is one of the most moving memorials in history. Daily Schedule October 8th 2009 10 a.m. : Motorcycle escort of “The Moving Wall” from the Best Western Hotel to Konehetah Park 2 p.m. : Wall Opens 24 hours for viewing. 5:30 p.m.: Ride to the Wall from Brothers Restaurant •1960’s music by the AZUS Band • Welcome
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.
• Robert Schmitt, Chaplain MCL • Dr. Stephen Lane, Superintendent of Schools Cherokee County 7 p.m. : Retire Colors October 9, 2009 8 a.m. : Post Colors • Cherokee County School Day 1 p.m.- Hiwassee Dam High School Band and Chorus 6 p.m.- Retire Colors October 10, 2009 • See Opening Ceremony Schedule October 11, 2009 8 a.m.- Post Colors • Open for viewing 6 p.m.- Retire Colors October 12, 2009 8 a.m.- POst Colors 10:30 a.m.- Murphy High School Band • Closing Ceremonies • 12 p.m. End of Display
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.
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, 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.
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 1985 Silverado, excellent condition, 80,000 miles, Headers, After market wheels, Reese hitch. Call for details. $3,100 OBO 828-835-4904 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 Drivers: CDL-A Teams-Midwest Carrier! 46-82 Split Specialty Cargo! Niche Markets!866-204-8006 Apply: www.randtruck.com 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. 706-8965118 ( home) or 239-851-5423 ( cell) Will baby sit your child or children: Any age. Reasonable rates.References available. Call 706299-1614 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; 706896-6108. 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 828-389-9394 # 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, postholes dug, sickle mowing. Free estimates, reasonable rates, dependable service. (828) 8377809 Cell: (828) 361-8738 #
400- Yard Sales 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 BIG YARD SALE At Grizzly Bear off of 64W in Murphy ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING - Household Items, Furniture, You Name it. 8 AM - 3 PM Huge Street Wide Yard Sale: Oct. 10th-11th, 9-3, Hiawassee take Shakerag to 1st left on Rolling Meadows. Moving Sale, Sat. Sun., 11-7 Indoors. LR & Dr Sets, Beds, Antiques, Lamps, Books, Records, Christmas, Etc. 455 Brasstown Acres, off Greasy Creek. 850-319-3148 Castaway Critters Inside Yard Sale Old Hayesville Water Garden Store, Highway 69, Hayesville, NC. Saturday, October 10th ( 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 P.M.) Furniture, clothes, appliances, linens, and lots of miscellaneous items. All proceeds will go toward care of the dogs and cats. Basement Sale- at Faye’s on West Fort Hill. Many reductions, more families involved. Lots of new stuff! Rain or Shine. Benefit Auction for Union County LibraryOctober 10th at No. Ga. Technical College, Blairsville, Georgia. ” Silent Auction” 5-6:45 p.m. Live 7 p.m. See all items @ www.foucl.org. Questions 706-781-5237
500 - For Sale 2005 Bobcat T300 Track Skid Steer, 3 attachments included. Price $4200. Need to sell fast. Contact: email@example.com or 866-762-4661 For Sale: Motor Scooter , Geely Rabbit, 2005 . Nice condition. 1.9 Hp. $550.00 Call 925-2008478 cell 06 Buell XB12R , Excellent condition. Adult owned, never abused. All regular maintenance . Black, 10 K easy miles. $4,500. Call 828-835-4904 OBO Nifty Thrifty- Now accepting Consignment articles. Quality articles Only! Also, space available for Booth. Located at River’s Crossing in McCaysville, next to Nifty 50’s Cafe. 706-455-1533 2006 Bobcat Toolcat 5600, 4X4, Loader, Forks and Dumb Body, Heat/AC Cab, price $4200 ask questions: firstname.lastname@example.org/ (866) 571-6396 Sofa bed (queen) beige/ burgundy plaid $100 and small beige recliner $60 All good condition. 706-896-6071. Hiawassee Antique Mall 460 N. Main Street Hiawassee. Open year round. Mon.-Sat. 10-5, Sun 12-5. Antiques-Collectibles. 706-896-0587 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.
Cold Nose College Good Manners Training for the Family Dog- Basic & Intermediate Classes,Puppy Manners & Socialization, AKC CGC Classes & Puppy S.T.A.R. Classes,Agility for Fun (Daytime Classes),Private Training and Behavior Consulting,Stay tuned for Hounds Around Town and Clicks for Tricks! 828-644-9148 www.coldnosecollege.com # 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 #
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 828-389-6459
900 - Real Estate For sale 1 Acre Creekfront WAS: $59,900 NOW!!! $39,900 Owner: 828-488-2193 # 3 Cabins, must see- reduced! In gated communities.Starting at $199,000, Call 706-8962353. Must sell! Hiawassee, Ga. 2 adjoining lots, long range, year round mountain views. Well established neighborhood; $36,500 each; 706781-5274. Lots within a gated community. Reduced. Highest elevation in Towns County. Call 706896-2353. 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 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. 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. $375 per month or $100 per week. Plus $200 deposit. Call 706-835-6561. 2 BR 1 BA Mobile Home for rent in Hiawassee. $350 per month. Plus $200 deposit. No Pets Please. Call 706-835-6561. Nothing else like it in Towns County. 2 unrestricted lots for sale or lease. Utilities, beautiful landscaping & driveways already done by owner. All you have to do is place your RV, park model, or home on lot. 706-207-4159. Vacation Rental- 4 Bedroom furnished apartment located where Oconee meets Toccoa Riverwww.riverscrossinggetaway.com 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 706-896-6208. 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. 706-207-4159. 2BDRM/2BA mobile, CHA, completely furnished on pond, 55+ community. Year round Mtn. views, decks, carport, many extras. $49,500. 706-896-8363 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. 706-9942935 Southern Living Apartments For RENTSPRING 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 828-389-1545 email@example.com #
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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.
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.
Job Announcement FT / Switchboard Receptionist & PT / Housekeeper
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 9, 2009. Indian preference does apply and a current job application must be submitted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of CIHA application.
Positions Available Physical Therapist PTA (Licensed position) – Full Time
Physical TherapistC.N.A.s PTA (licensed position) Experienced PTA (Licensed Position)—Full Time forFull 12 hour shifts Time Nursing Home Activity Director Experience Desired—Full Time LPN – Nursing Home – PRN 12 hour shifts Evening Shift Dietary Aide Accepting Nursing Home—Part Fullapplications TimeTime for C.N.A. Class (Date for class not finalized)
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Good benefit package includes Insurance, PTO, Sick leave, Retirement and Credit Union.Sparks Fund Scholarship available to advance nursing careers. Contact Rita Bradshaw, Human Resources Director 706-896-7185 www.chatugeregionalhospital.org EEO
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The Cherokee Sentinel October 7, 2009
Shelter gets new walls
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.
Last week volunteers from Cherokee and Clay Counties “pushed up” the walls on the extension to our only local homeless shelter, the HurlburtJohnson Friendship House. The building will be a community/ dining room to help serve the residents and will also house the staff office. This year, they have sheltered almost twice as many men, women and children as they have in the past. Sadly, donations for support are far below expected lev-
els. Many generous people have helped get the building this far, including the mission team from Oak Forrest Methodist that put on the back deck the week before. Even in this difficult time for the construction industry, dozens of businesses have made donations or deep discounts. This is truly a community effort to help the poorest of our area. Additional donations of siding, wiring, light fixtures, HVAC
and more are being sought. Led by the House Raising Volunteers, various churches are sending daily volunteers to keep the costs as low as possible. For information on volunteer opportunities for construction, call Bill Gamble at 828-361-8464. Contributions to help complete the building or for the on-going program can be made to: The Friendship House, PO Box 422, Murphy, N.C. 28906.
Girl Scouts realign and
name new CEO
Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont has named Lynn Boggs as the Chief Executive Officer of the newly realigned organization, which combines four Girl Scout councils into one, high-capacity council. Boggs was selected following a national search conducted by Evergreen Associates. She began her new position on July 6, 2009, in preparation for the October 1, 2009, launch of the Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont Council (GSCP2P), serving nearly 32,000 girls and adult volunteers in 40 central and western North Carolina counties. Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is a merger of Girl Scout Council of the Catawba Valley Area (Hickory), Girl Scouts of the Pioneer Council (Gastonia), Girl Scouts, Tarheel Triad Council (Colfax), and Girl Scouts of Western North Carolina, Pisgah Council (Asheville). The business service center for GSCP2P is located in Colfax, N.C., along with program and service centers located in Asheville, Gastonia and Hickory. The CEO headquarters is in Gastonia. Boggs brings a wealth of leadership experience and expertise to her new post. She has more than 25 years experience in the healthcare industry in North Carolina. She was most recently the President of Presbyterian Hospital and Presbyterian Orthopaedic Hospital in Charlotte, NC, which is a division of Novant Health. Previous positions with Novant Health included: Chief Operating Officer for the Presbyterian Healthcare System, Senior Vice President of Human Resources for the Novant Health System, and President/ CEO of Thomasville Medical Center.
She is also a Registered Nurse. Excited about her role with the Council, Boggs eagerly anticipates working with girls, volunteers, and the board of directors, donors and staff. She is committed to advancing the Girl Scout Movement and promoting the Girl Scout mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. “It is so important to help girls be successful and build a brilliant future for themselves and others,” Boggs said. “In Girl Scouts, when a girl leads, she discovers who she is and what she believes. She learns to take pride in the talents and innate gifts. Before you know it, she is taking on challenges and developing astounding critical thinking skills. Ultimately, she feels empowered to make a difference in the world.” The current facilities in Asheville, Colfax, Gastonia and Hickory will remain open as regional centers. In addition, girls will continue to explore outdoor and year-round program opportunities at ten premier sites. GSCP2P will be governed by a 23-member volunteer Board of Directors, including representation from each legacy council. Boggs has been involved in several mergers and reorganizations throughout her career, and is sensitive to change management and communication. She takes special interest in developing others as ethical and authentic leaders. “I am excited to lead the transformation of Girl Scouting in central and western North Carolina and the opportunities this alignment presents,” Boggs stated. “Realignment will allow us to focus our efforts on working with girls to develop their leadership skills,
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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connect with others, and take action to identify and address issues facing them and their communities.” Boggs received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of South Carolina. She earned a Master of Science degree in Nursing Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina and a Master of Business Administration from Wake Forest University, Babcock Graduate School of Management. 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.
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