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“Old Time Christmas Celebration” Hosted by the Cherokee County Historical Society

The Cherokee County Historical Society will be hosting an “Old Time Christmas Celebration” – Monday, December 1st, at the Cherokee County Historical Museum located on East Main Street in Centre. The event, which begins at 5:30 that afternoon is FREE to the public and will feature live music for the holidays by Pat and Mary Leigh Hill. Refreshments will be served. For additional information call (256) 927-7835.
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“School’s Out!” During the Week of Thanksgiving in Cherokee County

All Cherokee County Schools are OUT – during the week of Thanksgiving (Monday – Friday, November 24th – 28th). Classes will resume on Monday, December 1st.
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Cherokee County Country Club “Toys for Tots” Tournament Set for Saturday, December 6th

The Cherokee County Country Club invites everyone to their Annual Toys for Tots Tournament (Four man scramble) on Saturday, December 6th. Tee-off will be at 10:00am. Pre-register by calling (256) 927-5070. All toys collected at that event will be distributed to children in need across Cherokee County, in honor of Bill Floyd.
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5k Fun Run & Kids’ NFL Style Combine Coming up Saturday

The Piedmont High School Softball Team hosts a 5k Fun Run & Kids’ NFL Style Combine this Saturday (November 22nd). The start time for the chip-timed 5k is 9:00am – while the Kids’ Combine begins at 10:00 on the turf of the Field of Champions. Event day registration chip & bib pick up will be at the Piedmont High School Football Stadium from 8:00 – 8:45 that morning. Registration form:  http://www.annistonrunners.com/uploadedFiles/File/events_Document_1412625617.pdf  
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Celebrate Recovery to Host Sponsor Training Workshop Saturday (November 22nd)

“Celebrate Recovery” in Centre will be hosting a Sponsor Training Workshop this Saturday (November 22nd) from 10:00am – 12:00 noon at the ROC. A light breakfast will be served. Potential sponsors need to have completed Celebrate Recovery’s Step Study program. For additional information call (256) 927-5427.
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November 24th Blood Assurance Blood Drive at Cherokee Medical Center Cancelled

The Blood Assurance Blood Drive originally scheduled to take place Monday, November 24th at Cherokee Medical Center has been cancelled. The next drive to be conducted by Blood Assurance, will be taking place on December 9th, at the Centre Wal-Mart. Once again, the November 24th blood drive at Cherokee Medical Center has been cancelled.
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“Brown Bag Lunch” Program at Cherokee County Public Library / Thursday, November 20th

The Cherokee County Public Library will be having its Brown Bag Lunch program on Thursday (November 20th) with special guest Tommy Moon, who’ll be discussing “rolling stores”, as they were known many years ago. Brown bag your lunch and drinks and dessert will be supplied by the library; the program will be from noon until 1:00pm. To find out more call (256) 927-5838.
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TheatreCentre Presents “The Miracle Worker”

TheatreCentre will present the heartwarming play “The Miracle Worker” this Thursday, Friday and Saturday – (November 20th – 22nd) at the Centre Armory. Performances – featuring all local talent – will begin at 6:30 each evening. Annabelle Hill will star as Helen Keller with Jordyn Pollard playing the role of Anne Sullivan. Admission is $10 per person – TheatreCentre is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization.
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Cherokee County GEO-Tour and Kick-Off Celebration set for Saturday, November 22nd

The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the “Cherokee County GEO-Tour” and Kick-Off Celebration – with Rhonda Clark teaching “Geocaching 101” in the Chamber meeting room on Saturday, November 22nd at 10:00am. The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce and residents know how lucky they are to live and work in an area of Alabama that includes bountiful farm country and lush mountain ranges surrounding a beautiful lake. This GPS Tour will take you to historic sites, geological wonders, and popular recreational areas. For additional information call (256) 927-8455.
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Cherokee County Christmas Village Craft & Event Show / Saturday, November 15th

The Cherokee County Christmas Village Craft & Event Show is set for this Saturday (November 15th) at the ROC in Centre, from 9:00am – 2:00pm. The event will feature more than 30 vendors and Santa will be there for the kids – pictures can be made. Admission is FREE.
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American Red Cross Blood Drive / Friday, November 21st

An American Red Cross Blood Drive in honor of two year old Dalton Agan – is slated for Friday November 21st from 8:00am – 2:00pm at the Cherokee County Career & Tech Center. That drive will take place in the Meeting Room Dalton is currently fighting Leukemia. For more information contact Jessica Green at (256) 927-5351.
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Little River Canyon National Preserve Offering FREE Admission to Picnic Area on Veterans Day

Little River Canyon National Preserve is offering free admission to Canyon Mouth Picnic Area on Veterans Day. On Veterans Day, we honor all those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, including two employees of Little River Canyon National Preserve. On Veterans Day, check out #NPSvets, and visit your national park. “We are happy to provide these fee free days at Canyon Mouth Picnic Area. That is the only location entrance fees are charged at Little River Canyon National Preserve,” said Superintendent Gail Bishop. Usually, Canyon Mouth Picnic Area has $3.00 entrance per car/person. In addition to the fee-free days, another bargain is the seasonal pass that visitors can purchase for $10 for use at Canyon Mouth Picnic Area. More than 185,000 visitors enjoyed the beauty and recreational opportunities at Little River Canyon National Preserve in 2013. Canyon Mouth Park located on the south end of the canyon is a day-use area that has picnic areas, hiking, fishing, and access to the...
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Extended Family 11th Annual Celebration of Life Event Set for this Saturday / November 8th

Extended Family founder Laure Clemons was in the WEIS Radio studios Thursday morning to discuss an upcoming community event sponsored by the organization. The Extended Family 11th annual Celebration of Life will be held this Saturday (November 8th) evening from 6:00 – 8:00, in the Chamber of Commerce meeting room, on the campus of Gadsden State Cherokee in Centre. Clemons shared with WEIS Radio listeners a bit about just how the organization began and what services they provide: For additional information on Extended Family and the Extended Family for Kids program call (256) 927-7997 or visit the website www.extendedfamilysupport.org If you missed the live broadcast of that interview Thursday morning you can still hear it in its entirety by CLICKING BELOW * On Saturday, Nov. 8, from 6 – 8 p.m., Extended Family is hosting its 11th Annual Celebration of Life, a free, community event at the Chamber of Commerce Meeting Room on the campus of Gadsden State-Cherokee. The evening will...
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Cherokee County School System Veterans Day Programs

Please join Cherokee County Schools in remembering our Veterans. There are nearly 24 million Veterans living among us, in every state and territory and from every walk of life. Many of the students in our schools may be the son, daughter, cousin, or relative of a Veteran or current service member. There will be no school on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 in observance of Veterans Day. Cedar Bluff: Veterans Day Program is Monday, November 10, 2014 at 9:45 A.M. Mrs. McGinnis’ 2nd grade class will sing the Pledge of Allegiance and This is My Country. Mrs Sawyer and Mrs. Burgess’ 4th grade classes will sing “God Bless America, and You’re A Grand Ole Flag.” The After School Program will also perform. The SGA will recognize veterans present and present a multimedia patriotic presentation. The speaker will be Cherokee County Circuit Clerk Dwayne Amos. Centre Elementary: Veterans Day Program is Monday, November 10, 2014 at 1:30 PM in the gym Centre Middle: Veterans Day Program will be held...
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“2014 Candidate’s Forum” Live on WEIS Radio Tonight / (Monday, November 3rd)

WEIS Radio will be hosting a live “Candidate’s Forum” beginning at 6:00 this evening (Monday November 3rd). Local candidates will be allotted five minutes each to address issues and to present their platform to the voters of Cherokee County. Again – that forum is set to begin at 6:00 this evening on WEIS Radio – 100.5 FM and 990AM
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“JSU Canyon Fest” Set For Saturday / November 1st

Jacksonville State University’s Little River Canyon Center will host its 6th annual Canyon Fest Saturday, November 1, 2014. Designed to encourage an appreciation for the environment, its resources and local culture the JSU Canyon Center has organized a day filled with local music, cuisine, art and vendors. The festivities for that day also include live demonstrations, art sales, activities, exhibits and more! “Canyon Fest has become one of the most anticipated events of the season,” says Anna Lindsey, Little River Canyon Center Sales and Services Coordinator. “It’s a great place to find unique holiday gift items and at the same time support local artisans and environmental education.” Special features include Blacksmith Demonstration, Performance by Fiddler Matt Downer, Native American Tools & Weapons Program, the Canyon Center’s HD film experience: Little River Canyon: CENTER of the Universe, Little River Trivia, rock climbing demonstrations, National Park Service Exhibit,...
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Halloween/Fall Festivities

Thursday, October 30th The annual Leesburg “Trunk or Treat” event will be held at Leesburg Landing, starting at 5:00pm. The event will feature inflatables for the kids, a hayride, and more. The Leesburg Fire Department will also be on hand selling hot dogs. For additional information, contact the Town Hall at 256-526-8890. Friday, October 31st The Full Gospel Church on Sherry Drive in Centre will have a Fall Festival starting at 5:00pm, featuring hayrides, games for all ages, and more. The Grace Pointe Church of God will be hosting a Block Party from 5:00 to 7:00pm in the K-Mart parking lot. That event will include trunk or treat, games, inflatables for the kids, and more. The 9th Annual “Trunk or Treat in the Park” event, which is sponsored by the Cedar Bluff Police Department, will take place from 5:00 to 9:00pm. For more information, contact Cedar Bluff Police Chief Steve Walden at 256-523-2549. Pine Grove Baptist Church will have a “Trunk or Treat” event from 5:30...
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Halloween Safety Tips

Autumn holidays like Halloween and Harvest Day are fun times for children of all ages, who can dress up in costumes, enjoy parties, enjoy fall fruits and vegetables, and eat yummy treats. These celebrations also provide a chance to give out healthy snacks, get physical activity, and focus on safety. Check out these tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for trick-or-treaters and party guests. Going trick-or-treating? Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible. Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult. Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you. Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat. Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you.Always WALK and don’t run from house to house. Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye...
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FALL BACKWARD – Time Change is this Weekend

Don’t forget to turn your clocks BACK, one hour before going to bed Saturday night (November 1st) as time change officially begins at 2:00am Sunday (November 2nd). Remember SPRING FORWARD – FALL BACKWARD
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Cherokee County High School is Selling Advance Tickets for Friday’s Game / Senior Night

Cherokee County High School is selling tickets for Friday night’s game against White Plains (which is Senior Night) now through 10:00 Friday morning (October 24th). Tickets for students are $3.00 each and $6.00 each for adults.
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