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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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“Partnership for a Drug Free Cherokee” Meeting / October 22nd

The nest Partnership for a Drug Free Cherokee meeting will take place Wednesday October 22nd at Lanny’s Restaurant in Centre. That meeting is set for 12:00 noon and is open to the public.
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Masquerade Jewelry & Accessories Sale at Cherokee Medical Center / October 20th & 21st

A Masquerade Jewelry & Accessories Sale will be held in the lobby of Cherokee Medical Center on Monday and Tuesday, October 20th and 21st – from 8:00am – 6:00pm each day. All proceeds benefit the Cherokee Medical Center Auxiliary.
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Cherokee Rose Garden Club Annual Plant Sale / October 18th

The Cherokee Rose Garden Club will be having their annual Plant Sale, Saturday (October 18th), in the Cedar Bluff Town Park – starting at 8:00 that morning.
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Cherokee County Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Group Meeting / October 16th

The Cherokee Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregivers Support Group will meet on Thursday (October 16th) at the Cherokee County Health & Rehab Activity Building starting at 6:00pm.
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Cherokee County Historical Society to Meet October 21st

Cherokee County Historical Society  Meeting: October 21, 2014 Time: 6:00 pm Place: Cherokee County Museum 101 East Main Street Centre, AL The public is encouraged to attend and show appreciation for our veterans, and to welcome Mr. Rick Vaughan as he presents a program to honor veterans. There is no cost and all are welcome. Theme: A Salute to Veterans Speaker: Rick Vaughan Mr. Vaughan has served as the chairman of the Gadsden-Etowah Patriots Association and is currently the chairman of the Etowah Honor Flight. He is a decorated soldier and distinguished veteran who served three tours in Vietnam and was wounded six times. He served in the Special Forces and received a number of medals for valor. Mr. Vaughan is reluctant to talk about his honors and does not like to bring attention to himself and what he did to receive the honors. He has worked tirelessly to obtain services for fellow veterans. He served in the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs office in Gadsden from 1992 to...
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Cherokee County Highway Department Will Close North Spring Creek Bridge For Repairs

The Cherokee County Highway Department would like to notify the public that the bridge over North Spring Creek on County Road #114 will be closing at 8:00 a.m. on Monday September 8, 2014 for bridge deck repairs. This bridge is located between County Road #41 and the Alabama State Highway 35. These repairs will involve the removal and replacement of the existing bridge deck and guardrail. It is anticipated that this bridge will be closed for approximately six weeks depending on the weather conditions. The Highway Department would like to apologize in advance for this inconvenience. If you have any questions please contact the Cherokee County Highway Department at (256) 927-5573
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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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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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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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“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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