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“Big E Cruzin’ for Charity” Event Set for Saturday to Benefit Children’s Advocacy Center

The “Big E Cruzin’ for Charity” organization is once again revving up for a good cause – with September Fest in the Park taking place this Saturday (September 20th) from noon to six – Alan Amos tells us more about that family-friendly event But that’s not all – as everyone will have the opportunity to “roll back the years” that night from 7:00 – 10:00 All proceeds will go toward helping the Children’s Advocacy Center of Cherokee County; we recently spoke with Director Lori Harris about the services provided by the Center: Recent cutbacks in funding from both federal and other sources, has led to the Center being forced to work within an extremely tight budget; in some cases, even having to cut services Last year’s Cruise-in and car show raised more than a thousand dollars, and this year’s goal is $3,000. For additional information on Saturday’s fundraising event simply call (256) 557-0549.
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“Brown Bag Lunch” Program at Cherokee County Public Library / September 18th

The Cherokee County Public Library will be hosting their “Brown Bag” lunch program Thursday (September 18th) between noon and 1:00pm, with special guest Joyce Cauthen – who’ll speak on “Fiddlers, Banjo Players and Strawbeaters” – brown bag a lunch and stop by the library – located at 510 Mary Street in Centre; drinks and dessert will be provided. For more information call (256) 927-5838.
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2014 Grand Opening Of The Republican Headquarters Of Cherokee Co.

The 2014 Grand Opening of the Cherokee County Republican Headquarters will be Tuesday, September 23. A reception will take place from 5:30-6:00 pm and the program will begin at 6:00. Everyone is invited to attend and bring a friend, the Headquarters is located at 181 West Main Street in Centre, there is no charge. For more information call 256-927-7029.
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“Prevention & Recovery Rally” Taking Place September 16th

A “Prevention & Recovery Rally” will be held on Tuesday, September 16th, at the Cherokee County Health & Rehabilitation Activity Center, located on Dean Buttam, Sr. Avenue. There will be a panel of local leaders discussing prevention and recovery. The film “The Anonymous People”, which is a ground-breaking documentary on addiction and recovery will be screened and food will be served. That meeting will begin at 5:00pm; refreshments will be served, including hot dogs. That FREE event is sponsored by the CED Mental Health Center.
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26th Annual “Leesburg Day” Celebration Set for Saturday / September 13th

The 26th annual Leesburg Day Celebration is set for this Saturday (September 13th), at Leesburg Town Park, with festivities kicking-off at 9:00 that morning. That event will feature FREE door prizes, a large lineup of local vendors, inflatables for the kids, arts & crafts, antique cars and tractors, live music by the Ronnie Osborn band “Still Kickin’” and much more. To find out more contact Leesburg Town Hall at (256) 526-8890.
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Big E Cruzin’ for Charity “September Fest & Reunion on the Asphalt” / September 20th

The “Big E Cruzin’ for Charity” organization will be hosting a charity fundraising event – for the Children’s Advocacy Center of Cherokee County this Saturday (September 20th) taking place in the Centre City Park from 12:00 noon until 6:00pm. The family-oriented event will feature something for everyone – there’ll be activities for children including inflatables – there’ll also be live music, antique tractors, classic cars and a wide variety of vendors. There will also be a “Reunion on the Asphalt” Cruise-in from 7:00 – 10:00pm in the Weiss Lake Plaza (behind the Gridiron) For additional information contact Alan Amos at (256) 557-0549.
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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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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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“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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