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• Flu And Pneumonia Shots To Be Offered By Health Department

• Doctor Joins Staff

• Health Department Offering Flu And Pneumonia Shots Throughout County

• A.S.H.E. Asks Community To Be Aware Of Signs Of Abuse

• Annual Walk Raises Funds

• Ashe Chiropractic Office To Open Soon In West Jefferson

• Heart Walk Raises Funds

• Health Science Students Receive Vision Screening Certification

• After Hours Center Open Now For Non Emergent Health Care

Notes of Interest

Portraits Of A Community At Work



Volunteer Outreach Center Expands Services
The Volunteer Outreach Center (VOC) wants to reach out to more High Country volunteers and residents. In an attempt to expand its services the VOC Advisory Board recently hired Janet Pepin as the center’s part-time executive director.

Friends Of The Blue Ridge Parkway
Annual Blue Ridge Parkway Gala
FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway is hosting a Blue Ridge Parkway Gala to celebrate the Parkway’s glorious fall season.

The Beautiful Fight
Ward has trained in several martial art forms. He is a master in Arnis, the Filipino art of stick fighting and is a 10th degree black belt in Sil-Lum Kung-Fu and Emperor’s Long Fist style.

Mountain Molasses Makers
Beech Mtn. family keeps sweet tradition.
For the past seven years, Parlier has invited his family and friends to make some old fashioned molasses from the patch of sugar cane that he grows each year.

Farming For Golden Eggs
The Hubert Family’s front yard is filled with the chatter of shared excitement.


Bachelors Bring Big Bucks
When it was all over, the 22 bachelors who had agreed to participate in the High Country United Way’s first Bid for Bachelor Auction had fetched bids topping $8,000.

Let’s Talk Month
Winning the battle against teen pregnancy requires an open line of communication between parents and their children.

Red Ribbon Breakfast Kicks Off Campaign Against Addiction
The Red Ribbon Celebration is a community involvement campaign encouraging citizens to participate in substance abuse prevention activities and celebrate healthy lifestyles while wearing and displaying red ribbons as a visible symbol.

Boone Convention & Visitors Bureau Upgrades Tourism Web Site
In addition to a great calendar of events, the site offers an enticing overview of the diversity that exists in High Country lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Boone Police Chief Speaks At Wake Up, Watauga
Bill Post has seen the relationship between police officers and community members come a long way in the past few decades.

In Search Of Funding
The Watauga County Public Library will host a training session Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 3 to 5 p.m. for new grant search software, which is available in the library’s public access computer.

Local Pathfinder Club To Collect Food
Instead of trick or treaters this October, you may have a young person knocking on your door collecting cans of food for the needy. That’s because Boone is now home to the Appalachian Pathfinder Club.

Senior Citizens Beware
According to the Alliance Against Fraud in Telemarketing and Electronic Commerce, people 60 years of age and older accounted for 26 percent of telemarketing fraud victims last year.

Play Good With Wood
October 19-25 Is National Forest Products Week

Education Foundation Board Pledges Full Support Of Our Children, Our Future Campaign

RE/MAX Realty Group Grand Opening Celebration

Burt’s Bees Skincare Seminar Offered


Afterschool Programs Celebrate ‘Lights On Afterschool’
Last Thursday, more than half a million people across the country rallied for the afterschool programs that are key to kids’ success.

ACHS FFA One Of Four Programs Nationwide Chosen For PALS
Ashe County High School’s FFA Chapter is one of four programs in the nation chosen to participate in the PALS mentoring program.

Gwynita Steele Named Ashe District Manager
Gwynita Steele has been named district manager of Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation’s West Jefferson office. “This is an exciting new opportunity and I look forward to serving our members in Ashe County and becoming even more involved in our community,” said Gwynita Steele.

Celebrate Heritage
This unique conference will showcase Ashe County heritage and genealogy, but will also offer presentations relating to the High Country and mountains in general, according to Ashe Historical Society President Lonnie Jones.

Libby’s Sponsors Golf Tournament For American Cancer Society
Over $2,200 raised during event. Seventy-four golfers joined together to play in the 4th Annual Jack Wall Memorial “Golf for a Cure” Tournament.

You Can Go Home Again…To Ashe County That Is

Theme, Grand Marshall Announced For 2003 Christmas Parade

New Beginnings To Hold Craft Sale At St. Francis Church

Volunteers Needed For Latino Expo Scheduled In October

West Jefferson Short Stops Have Fun In Service Learning Project

Students Learn About Tractor Safety

Emily Johnson Crowned ACHS Homecoming Queen

VWF Offers Scholarships

A Day In The Life Of. . .


Avery Health Care Volunteers Recognized
The Avery Health Care System volunteers were showered with much deserved recognition at a special luncheon held in their honor.

Gynecologist Dr. Norman Brings Specialized Care To The Women Of
Avery County

Women in Avery County now have local access to a specialist in gynecology, urogynecology and pelvic reconstructive surgery with the addition of Dr. Andy M. Norman to the area.

Artist’s Show Benefiting Grandfather Home A Great Success
Evelyn Wallace’s show at Lees-McRae Cannon Student Center Gallery sold 14 pictures for a total of $9,000.

Lees-McRae College Faculty Member Has Illustrations Published In Children’s Book
Lees-McRae College faculty member Caroline Garrett last weekend launched the promotion of Jeremiah, a children’s book about a young giraffe with a short neck who stumbles upon the Nativity.

Lees-McRae College Library Purchases Laptop Computers For Teaching Internet Research
The James H. Carson Library at Lees-McRae College recently received a $39,992 grant to purchase 31 new laptop computers to be used to teach students how to use the Internet as a research tool.

Halloween Photos By Debbie DeVita To Benefit Children’s Miracle Network
Local photographer Debbie DeVita will donate the proceeds from her special children’s Halloween photos to The Children’s Miracle Network in memoriam to her nephew Ryan Michael O’Hara, who died earlier this year.

51st Register Of Deeds Convention Successful
The 51st Register of Deeds Convention was held at the Broyhill Center in Boone September 13-16th.

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