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Cherokee County Board of Education to Meet Tuesday

The Cherokee County Board of Education will meet Tuesday evening at 6:00, in the Central Office located on East Main Street in Centre – and the agenda will include Recognizing Mark Green and Suzanne Bishop for the completion of the AASB School Board Member Academy, Level 2; a review of the proposed 2015/2016 School Calendar; approval of an agreement with Xerox; approval of out-of-state travel; receipt of the financial report; personnel; and a review of job postings, in addition to any other business which may come before the board. That meeting is open to the public.
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McCords Crossroads Homemaker’s Club “Ham Shoot”

The McCords Crossroads Homemakers Club will be hosting a Ham Shoot Saturday (March 21st) starting at 9:00am. No modified guns or scopes will be permitted. Craft items and more will also be available. All proceeds will go to the restoration project of the former Hopewell Church Building. For more information call (256) 475-3683.
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4-H Club and Home Demonstration Exhibits Now on Display at Historical Museum

The Cherokee County Historical Museum is currently hosting a special exhibit featuring an array of scrapbooks, pictures and memorabilia from various local Home Demonstration and 4-H Clubs That exhibit will be on display through Friday; Museum hours are 9:00am – 4:00pm daily.
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Gadsden State Community College to Host 37th Annual “International Festival”

Gadsden State Community College International Programs will be hosting its 37th annual International Festival, “The Places You’ll Go,” on April 10 at Convention Hall in Gadsden. The festival includes displays showcasing countries from around the world and highlights international food and entertainment. Tickets are now on sale and will available until April 8 at the Wallace Hall online box office at http://www.international.wallacehall.org/; the International Office at Naylor Hall, Room 108; and the Center for Cultural Arts.  Advance ticket prices are $10 for students, $15 for adults, and a $120 for a reserved table of eight. A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase at the door and a surcharge will be applied for these tickets. The festival will begin at 4:00 p.m. with a shopping bazaar and cultural displays. Food vendors will begin serving at 6:00 p.m. and entertainment is set to begin at 7:00 p.m.  International students at Gadsden State will prepare the...
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2015 High School Graduation Ceremonies

May 18th, 2015  Centre Elementary School Awards Day – 8:30am & 10:30am in the Gadsden State Cherokee Arena May 19th, 2015 Gaylesville High School Graduation – 5:00pm in the Gadsden State Cherokee Arena May 19th, 2015 Cherokee County High School Graduation – 8:00pm in the Gadsden State Cherokee Arena May 20th, 2015 Centre Elementary School Kindergarten Graduation – 8:30am at Gadsden State Cherokee Arena May 21st, 2015 Spring Garden High School Graduation – 5:00pm in the Gadsden State Cherokee Arena May 21st, 2015 Cedar Bluff High School Graduation – 8:00pm in the Gadsden State Cherokee Arena May 21st, 2015 Sand Rock High School Graduation – 7:00pm in the Sand Rock High School Gym
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Cherokee County Public Library Schedule of Events/Classes

Library Press Release Library Hours         8-5 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 8-12 Wednesday, Closed Saturday & Sunday     Story Time Programs    Story Time is in session! The fun happens Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30. Crafts, songs, games, and of course, stories!   Reading Around Book Club meets the first Tuesday of the month from 12:00—1:00. Upcoming selections– April:   The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline May:    Any book by Jan Karon   Genealogy Classes! Track down your family tree with Jessie Whittaker and Louise Wright Next session begins March 23; Six-week sessions are held throughout the year. Sign-up and materials fee required; call or visit the library to sign up.   Beginning Class:                               10:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. Advanced Class:                               11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Beginner’s Computer Class:                         1:00 p.m.– 3:00 p.m. High School Students:                      ...
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Gadsden State Community College to Host “C.A.R.E. Fair” on March 25th

The Gadsden State Community College Counseling & Advising Center will be sponsoring a C.A.R.E. (Community Agencies Ready to Engage) Fair, March 25th at Inzer Hall – located on the Wallace Drive Campus in Gadsden from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Various service providers and community agencies will be available to share human services information related to domestic violence, mental health, family and relationships. The event is free and the public is invited to attend. For more information, contact Janekia Mitchell at 256-549-8212.
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Employment Opportunity Fair to be Held at Gadsden State Cherokee March 12th

The Office of Career Services at Gadsden State Community College will host an Employment Opportunity Fair Thursday March 12th at Gadsden State Cherokee in Centre from 9:00 to 11:30am. This event is open to students, community members, and alumni at no cost. Please dress professionally and bring several copies of your résumé. Recruiters or employers interested in registering can contact Cynthia Foster at 256-549-8635 or cfoster@gadsdenstate.edu.
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Spring Forward This Weekend

Don’t forget to turn your clocks FORWARD one hour before going to bed on Saturday night, due to Time Change at 2:00am Sunday (March 8th). Remember Spring Forward, Fall Backward.
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Relay for Life of Cherokee County to Meet Thursday, March 12th

Relay for Life of Cherokee County will be meeting Thursday, March 12th at 6:00pm – in the classroom at Cherokee Medical Center on Northwood Drive.
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Theatre Centre Presents the Musical “Cotton Patch Gospel”

The famed musical “Cotton Patch Gospel – the Greatest Story Ever Retold”, comes to life on the stage in Cherokee County this week, starring Chad Steed and featuring music by Ronnie Kisor & Friends. Director Gary Davis – along with Chad Steed and Dr. Barton Perry – paid a visit to the WEIS Radio studios on Tuesday to talk about the upcoming presentation. Chad Steed: Steed added that those who enjoy live music are in for a treat this week: “Cotton Patch Gospel” will be presented this Thursday, Friday and Saturday (March 5th 6th and 7th) at the Old Armory Building in Centre – with performances starting at 7:00 nightly. To hear Tuesday’s interview in its entirety simply CLICK BELOW
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High School Graduation Exam to be Administered at Gadsden State Cherokee

The Spring administration of the Alabama High School Graduation Exam will be held at Gadsden State Community College – Centre Campus, during the week of March 16-20. If you wish to sign up to take any part of the test you must contact your school’s counselor at least one week prior to your testing date.  You must have completed all required credits toward graduation in order to be eligible to test.  Your eligibility will be checked at the time you sign up. Only students who sign up will be admitted into testing.  Students who were first time 9th graders during the 2009-10 school-year or earlier are still required to pass the grad exam to receive an Alabama High School Diploma. The following schedule will be followed that week…. Monday, March 16 – Social Studies Tuesday, March 17 – Math Wednesday, March 18 – Reading Thursday, March 19 – Language Friday, March 20 – Biology The test will start at 8:00 AM each day. Please be advised that electronic devices such as cell phones,...
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Cherokee County Library Programs

Cherokee County Public Library / 310 Mary Street in Centre               8-5 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday / 8-12 Wednesday / Closed Saturday & Sunday Story Time Programs    Story Time is in session! The fun happens Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30. Crafts, songs, games, and of course, stories! Reading Around Book Club meets the first Tuesday of the month from 12:00—1:00. Upcoming selections– March: Flags of Our Fathers by James Bradley April:    The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline 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. Low Vision support group meets the third Tuesday of the month at 10:00. This meeting is open to the public. Cherokee County, Alabama Genealogical Society meets the 4th Tuesday of the month from 10-12. Genealogy Classes! Track down your family tree with Jessie Whittaker and Louise Wright Next session begins March 23;...
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Masquerade $5.00 Jewelry & Accessories Sale at Cherokee Medical Center

There will be a $5.00 Masquerade Jewelry & Accessories Sale, Monday and Tuesday, March 9th and 10th – in the lobby of Cherokee Medical Center – between the hours of 8:00am and 6:00pm each day. Cash and credit/debit cards accepted. All proceeds from that event will go to benefit the Cherokee Medical Center Auxiliary.
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Ball Play #1 Volunteer Fire Department Fish Fry

The Ball Play #1 Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a Fish Fry on Saturday, March 7th – starting at 11:00am. Plates including fish and hushpuppies, your choice of two sides – and a drink and dessert, will be available for $6.00 each. That event will be held at the Fire Hall on Rocky Ford Road in Piedmont. To find out more call (256) 478-6534.
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“Casual Friday for Kids” T-Shirts from the Cherokee County Children’s Advocacy Center – Deadline Extended

Orders are still being taken for “Casual Friday for Kids” t-shirts – from the Children’s Advocacy Center of Cherokee County. This year’s short is Indigo with black and white artwork (printed front and back). Orders will be taken until 12:00 noon Tuesday, March 10th. For more information call (256) 927-2111.
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Cherokee County Civitan Club Chili Supper

The Cherokee County Civitan Club will be hosting their annual Chili Supper on Saturday (March 7th) starting at 6:00pm. That event will be held at the Cedar Bluff First United Methodist Church, and will feature music, door prizes and a cake walk. Plates will be $7.00 each (carry-outs available) – children six and under eat FREE.
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Theatre Centre Presents “Cotton Patch Gospel”

TheatreCentre presents Cotton Patch Gospel Thursday through Saturday, March 5th, 6th and 7th, at 7:00 each evening. Performances will be held at the Centre Armory.
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Cedar Bluff Pre-K Currently Registering for 2015/2016 School Year

Cedar Bluff Pre-K is currently registering for the 2015/2016 School Year. Call (256) 779-6398.
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Blood Assurance Bloodmobile Coming to Cherokee County Health & Rehab on Friday

The Blood Assurance Bloodmobile will be at Cherokee County Health & Rehab Friday February 20th from 10:30am – 3:00pm. Donors will receive a FREE Blood Assurance Water Bottle during this drive.
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