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“Plant Sale Fundraiser” for Bain Hammett Set for this Saturday / April 26th

This Saturday (April 26th) is Bain Hammett Day – with a special fundraising “Plant Sale” taking place at Dixie Green on County Road 69 in Centre from 8:00am – 12:00 noon. You’ll find all types of plants, including pepper and tomato – with all proceeds going for medical expenses. Four year old Bain was a very active and healthy child until December, 2012 when he was found unresponsive and having seizures. A CAT scan at Floyd Medical Center revealed several areas of swelling on his brain. Bain was later transferred to Egleston Children’s Hospital in Atlanta where he spent three weeks in ICU, most of that in a medically induced coma to prevent his brain from seizing. That was eventually followed by several weeks of rehab therapy at Scottish Rite Hospital – then several additional weeks of rehab conducted at home. Afterwards doctors and family members were still unsure as to the reason for the seizures. Bain continues to recover and medical expenses continue to mount – everyone is...
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“Partnership For A Drug-Free Cherokee” Meeting / Wednesday, April 23rd

Partnership for a Drug-Free Cherokee meets this Wednesday, April 23, at noon in the meeting room at Lanny’s restaurant. This meeting is for anyone concerned about our community’s drug problem. Lunch is Dutch treat.
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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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Danny Crownover to Speak to Cherokee County Historical Society / April 15th

As guest speaker for the Cherokee County Historical Society, Mr. Danny Crownover will be speaking on the High Town Path / Date and time:  April 15 at 6:00 pm / Place: the Cherokee County Museum, 101 East Main Street, Centre, AL The public is invited to attend. Danny is retired from the City of Gadsden’s Community Development office, and as the Mayor’s special projects coordinator.  Since 2005, he has been President and Executive Director of the Etowah Historical Society and the Etowah Heritage Museum.  Danny also serves as the Vice President of the Cherokee County Historical Society.  He has written a weekly historical article for the Gadsden Messenger for 15 years.  Danny has done extensive research on the 1,000 mile trail, the High Town Path, that runs through Cherokee County, AL.  It extends from Charleston, SC eastward through GA, AL, and MS.  It ends at the Chickasaw Bluffs in Memphis, TN.  The Path was named after a Cherokee village called “High Town” which was...
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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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Pre-Registration for “City of Centre Run4Val 5k & 10k” Now Underway

Pre-registration for the “City of Centre’s Run4Val 5k & 10k Chiefs Challenge 3 Person Relay” is now underway at the Odyssey Fitness Spa & Health Center on the Chesnut Bypass in Centre. The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 19th at 8:00am.  Participants that register by Tuesday, April 1st are guaranteed to received a race t-shirt.  For more information call (256) 927-2772 or to download a registration form CLICK BELOW Run4Val Official Registration Form        
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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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