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Supermarket of Veterans’ Benefits & Professional Services Gadsden / July 30th

Alabama State Bar to Host Free Supermarket of Veterans’ Benefits GADSDEN – The Alabama State Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program, working in cooperation with the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs, the City of Gadsden and the Alabama Executive Veterans Network (AlaVetNet), on Wednesday will host a Supermarket of Veterans’ Benefits and Professional Services for veterans and their families. The supermarket is open statewide to current and former military members and their families. The Alabama State Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program will offer free legal assistance during the event. The lawyers on site are experienced in various areas of the law and will be available to answer questions. Wednesday’s clinic will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Gadsden Convention Hall. For more information, please contact Etowah County Veterans Service Officer Kevin Martin at 256-549-5458. WHO: Alabama State Bar WHAT: Supermarket of Veterans’ Benefits and Professional Services WHEN: Wednesday,...
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Applications Still Being Taken For Cherokee County Head Start Program

Applications are still being accepted for the Head Start program in Cherokee County; classrooms are in Centre, Cedar Bluff and Sand Rock. For more information or to schedule an appointment call (256) 303-6335.
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“Paddling Through Cherokee County History” Event / Sunday, August 3rd

The Coosa River Basin Initiative, Upper Etowah River Alliance and the Cherokee County Historical Society are teaming up to take people on a journey through water and time at the organizations’ Paddling Through Cherokee County History event set for Aug. 3. The event includes a seven-mile paddle down the Etowah River, an educational program on the historic Franklin-Creighton Gold Mine, a barbecue dinner catered by Williamson Bros. Barbecue, a live auction and more. Tickets for the event are now available for $80 or $140 per couple and include canoe or kayak rental, dinner, refreshments, a year’s membership in each organization and more. Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling CRBI at 706-232-2724. “Cherokee County’s story is linked to the Etowah River,” said Stefanie Joyner, director of the Historical Society. “This event offers another way to explore our rich cultural history.” “As educators, we...
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New Student Registration at Centre Middle School

New Student Registration at Centre Middle School is set for Monday and Tuesday, July 28th and 29th – 3:00 – 7:00pm Monday and 6:00 – 10:00am Tuesday. For additional information dial (256) 927-5656.
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Items Now Being Taken for “Teacher Goody Bags” in Cherokee County

Anyone wishing to donate items to be used in “Goody Bags” for Cherokee County teachers – can drop those items off at Model Tees in Centre. Suggested items include pens, rulers, candies, coupons, discount cards and the like. There will be a total of 550 “Goody Bags” – and items need to be dropped off by July 31st. For more information contact the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce at (256) 927-8455.
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Cherokee County Public Library Programs

Library Press Release     1. Story Time Programs Summer Story Time 9:30-10:30, Tuesdays in June and July. After a break during the month of August, regular sessions will resume on   2. New Genealogy Classes start September 8th! Track down your family tree with Jessie Whittaker and Louise Wright in the library Genealogy Room. Sign-up and materials fee required; call or visit the library to sign up. A computer class follows after a lunch break: anyone is welcome to bring a laptop and attend from 1:00-2:00.   3. Sew Joyful Quilting Circle Thursdays from 10:00—12:00.   Cloud Farrow teaches Art Class Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Bring 2 #2 pencils and an 8 X 10 sketchbook.   5. Reading Around Book Club meets the first Tuesday of the month from 12:00—1:00   6. Low Vision group meets the third Tuesday of the month at 10:00. August 19: Hobby Day! September 16: Tabath Royal, State Rehab Worker October 21:          Fall Trip   Alabama Cherokee County...
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Upcoming American Red Cross Blood Drives

  The American Red Cross calls on eligible donors with all blood types to help maintain a sufficient blood supply this summer BIRMINGHAM, Ala (July 15, 2014) — The American Red Cross encourages all eligible blood donors to make an appointment to donate blood soon to help prevent a shortage. During the summer months, on average, about two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what is needed to meet the needs of patients. Vacations and summer activities are among the reasons regular donors may not find the time to give. But, patients don’t get a vacation from needing blood – the need is constant. As a national network, the Red Cross has a unique responsibility to help ensure blood is available for patients whenever and wherever it is needed. By donating blood or platelets through the Red Cross, donors may be helping patients in their community or patients across the nation. Red blood cells have a shelf life of only 42 days and platelets just five days, so...
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Cherokee County Public Library Programs / July

Summer Reading : “Fizz, Boom, Read!” is in full swing at the library!Read books and receive a prize for every five books read up to 25! Programs will be presented on Fridays from 10:00-11:00 through July 18. This week: (Friday, July 11) Some Boomin’ Biology with the Anniston Museum of Natural History’s Kevin Jenné and animal friends! Next week: (Friday, July 18) Magician Archie Wade with a dazzling magical wrap up to our Summer Reading lineup! Reading folders must be turned in by this date to compete for Top Reader in your age group! Saturday Genealogy Classes led by Louise Wright begin July 12 from 9:30-10:30.    Sign up and materials fee required for this 6-week course.   3. Story Time Programs   Summer Story Time 9:30-10:30, Tuesdays in June and July. Special guest reader for the July 8 Story Time session is Centre Elementary School’s new librarian, Amie Davis!   4. Sew Joyful Quilting Circle Thursdays from 10:00—12:00. Cloud Farrow teaches Art Class Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to...
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Motorists Urged to Exercise Caution in Work Areas

The Cherokee County Highway Department will be completing a number of resurfacing projects throughout the spring. Due to the nature of the projects the public may experience loose gravel – and some slight travel delays – in those construction areas, which will include: County Road 15 from County Road 259 to the Alabama/Georgia state line; County Road 29 from County Road 12 north to U.S. 411; County Road 147 from County Road 44 to State Road 273; County Road 69 from County Road 118 to County Road 487; And County Road 31 from U.S. 411 to County Road 16. Motorists are urged to slow down and exercise caution in areas where work is being done.
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“Friends Don’t Let Friends Fight Cancer Alone” T-Shirts Now Available

5th grade Centre Middle School student MaKenzie Green is selling Relay for Life t-shirts to help raise money for the American Cancer Society. Eleven year old MaKenzie is a seven-year survivor of a Stage IV Wilms Tumor and both she and her family know just how important cancer research is when it comes to saving lives. A portion of the money raised will go to Camp Smile-A-Mile. For additional information call (256) 557-5207.
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Cherokee County Public Library Offering a Variety of Programs

Library Press Release       1.  Story Time Programs   Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30.   2. A new six week course of Beginners and Advanced Genealogy Classes started on March 31. If you would like to join, sessions are on Mondays at 10.00. Call the library for more information.   3. Sew Joyful Quilting Circle Thursdays from 10:00—12:00.   4. Cloud Farrow teaches Art Class Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.                    Bring 2 #2 pencils and an 8 X 10 sketchbook.   5. Reading Around Book Club meets the first Tuesday of the month from 12—1:00   What they’re reading:  April: Any of the “Miss Julia” books by Ann B. Ross.  May: books by Jo Ann Fluke.   6. Low Vision group meets the third Tuesday of the month at 10:00.   7. Summer Reading comes rolling in with “Fizz, Boom, Read!” on Friday, May 30! The McWane Center will visit the library with some fizzy science fun from 10:00-11:00.   8.  Brown Bag Lunch Series: Bring a lunch and join us at the library at12:00 on the 3rd...
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“Casual Friday for Kids” T-Shirts Now in at the Children’s Advocacy Center

“Casual Friday for Kids” t-shirts are now in and are available for pick up at the Cherokee County Children’s Advocacy Center. Additional shirts are also available for purchase. To find out more call (256) 927-2111.
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Cherokee County High School Green House Now Open

The Cherokee County High School Green House is now open weekdays from 9:00am – 3:00pm. There’s a variety of things to choose from, including tomato plants, pepper plants, budding plants and hanging ferns. To find out more call (256) 484-7474.
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Civitan Vidalia Onion Sale

The Cherokee County Civitan Club, is now taking pre-paid orders, as part of their annual Vidalia Onion Sale (10 pound bag for $10.00). Onions will be delivered in May. To place your order simply speak with any Civitan Club Member, or call Ken Blair at (770) 633-1359.  
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O Negative Blood Supplies Are At “Critical” Levels

Blood Assurance, whose donors are the sole providers of blood for more than 70 hospitals and healthcare facilities, including Cherokee Medical Center, is issuing an appeal for all blood types. Blood inventory levels are nearing critical stages. Current levels of O negative donations are below a two-day supply. O negative blood is known as the universal blood type because it can be given to patients in an emergency situation when their own blood type is unknown. If you can help by donating blood, call 1-800-962-0628 to schedule appointments at any Blood Assurance donation center including the one in Rome.  
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Family In Need Of Assistance Following House Fire

The family of Regina Cox – two adults and two children – lost everything in a house fire January 4th in Cedar Bluff. Fortunately, no one was hurt, however they lost absolutely everything in the blaze and the family had no insurance. They are desperately in need of assistance, especially in the form of cash donations. If you can offer a helping hand in any way, please call (256) 630-6873.  
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Geneology Class At Cherokee County Library

The Cherokee County Public Library will be presenting a new class entitled Chasing Your Roots – Tips through the Traps in African-American Genealogy, starting Monday, September 23rd. Classes will be conducted by Jo Ann Thompson each Monday at 1:00pm. There will be Beginners and Advanced classes from 10:00am – 12:00 noon each Monday. The Cherokee County Public Library is located at 310 Mary Street in Centre. For additional information on what the library has to offer call (256) 927-5838.  
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Donate Old Cell Phones For Relay For Life

Turn your old cell phone into a valuable donation in the fight against cancer. Cherokee County Relay for Life is now taking donations of cell phones at the Alabama Teachers Credit Union – the American Cancer Society, receives a monetary donation, for every cell phone collected.  
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