November 2015 - The Claremont Courier

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November 2015 - The Claremont Courier
CLAREMONT INFORMATION
THE
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LAREMONT
OURIER
Volume 9 Issue 11 – November, 2015
GIVING A VOICE TO EASTERN CATAWBA COUNTY AND BEYOND!
Monthly Community Calender
First Sunday – Claremont Youth Council, City Hall
– 3 p.m. First Monday – Claremont City Council,
City Hall – 7 p.m.; Bunker Hill Athletic Boosters,
Bunker Hill High School – 7 p.m.; Bunker Hill Optimist Club, Optimist Club House – 7:45 p.m. Second Monday – Claremont Appearance Committee,
Claremont Library – 6 p.m. Third Monday – Claremont Planning Board, City Hall – 7 p.m.; Bunker
Hill Optimist Club, Club House – 7:45 p.m. Fourth
Monday – Claremont Parks & Recreation Committee, City Hall – 6 p.m. Every Tuesday – Claremont
Fire Department, Claremont Fire Department – 7
p.m. Fourth Tuesday – Friends of the Library, Claremont Library – 6 p.m. First Thursday – Bunker
Hill Band Boosters, Bunker Hill Band Room – 6:30
p.m.; Claremont Fire Department Auxiliary, Claremont Fire Department – 6 p.m. Second Thursday
– Claremont Rescue Squad Business Meeting, Claremont Rescue Squad – 7 p.m. Third Thursday –
Claremont Lions Club, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
– 7 p.m.; Claremont Rescue Squad Continuing
Education, Claremont Rescue Squad – 7 p.m. Every
Friday – Farmers Tailgate Market, City Hall – 3-6
p.m., May-September.
Claremont City Hall – 3288 East Main Street –
Phone: 466-7255 – www.cityofclaremont.org
Claremont City Council – Mayor – Shawn R.
Brown, Mayor Pro-Tem – Tim Lowrance, Dayne
Miller, Dale Setzer, Jr., Nicky Setzer & Dale Sherrill
Claremont Planning & Adjustment Board –
Chairman – Robert E. Smith, Vice-Chairman –
Larry Pannell, Jeff Barkley, Nick Colson, Crystal
Clark, Rupert Little, Jack Ledford, Gene Monday
& Todd Setzer
Claremont Appearance Committee – Chairman –
Glenn Morrison, Jan Colson, Sue Karen Falls, David
Morrow, Nancy Murray, Jane Robbins, Judy Setzer
& Nicky Setzer
Claremont Parks & Recreation Committee –
Chairman – Tim Lowrance, Shawn Brown, Danny
Hedrick, Kendra Hedrick, Roger Shook, Angie
Sigmon, Candice Simmons, Thad Sparkman, Cole
Travis, Lisa Travis & Mary Watts. Veterans Sub
Committee – Paul Gaither & Jack Little
Claremont City Staff – City Manager – Catherine
Renbarger, City Planner – Elinor Hiltz, Finance Officer – Stephanie Corn, Customer Service Specialist
– Melinda Bumgarner, City Clerk – Wendy Helms,
City Attorney – Robert M. Grant, Jr., Parks & Recreation Specialist – Michael Orders
Claremont Police Department – 3301 East Main
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Fall fun continues for everyone in
November and beyond
Catawba, Claremont, and Maiden
plan numerous free family friendly
events in November and December.
BY SCOTT W. RAMSEY
CATAWBA, CLAREMONT & MAIDEN – Now
that fall is here, the municipalities of Catawba,
Claremont, and Maiden have scheduled a
number of free family friendly events for the
months of November and December. All area
citizens are invited to attend any or all of these
upcoming events: the Town of Catawba will
host the Veterans Garden of Honor Dedication
Ceremony, and the annual Veterans Day Festival and Parade. The City of Claremont will host
a Fall Festival, its annual City Wide Yard Sale,
its annual Veterans Day Memorial Service, and
their annual Christmas Parade. And the Town
of Maiden will host its annual Christmas Parade, and its annual Holiday Luminary Service.
The Town of Catawba will start things off with
a dedication ceremony for the Town of Catawba Veterans Garden of Honor. The garden is
located between Catawba Town Hall and the
Historical Museum on 1st Avenue NW in downtown Catawba. The ceremony will be held on
Nov. 7 at 11:30 a.m., and NC House of Representative member, Mitchell Setzer will serve
as the Master of Ceremonies. Guest speakers
will include WWII veteran, Byron Logan; Robin
Gatwood, III; and retired Major General, Jacob
W. Moore. The Bunker Hill High School JROTC
Color Guard and American Legion Post 16
Honor Guard will also be on hand. For more
information, call Fran Little at 241-3636, or email to [email protected]
The Town of Catawba will then host its eleventh annual Veterans Day Parade and Festival
on Main Street in downtown Catawba on Nov.
14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The parade will stepoff at 2 p.m. The festival will feature a kids area
with inflatables games and rides, and live music by the Piedmont Percussion Program from
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and One Paper Crane
from 12:30 to 2 p.m. The festival will also feature arts and crafts vendors, business information booths, food vendors, and more. All area
veteran’s in attendance will also have a special
seating area to view the parade. Anyone who
would like to participate in the parade is asked
to download an application form at www.
townofcatawbanc.org. For more information or
questions, call Catawba Town Hall at 241-2215,
or visit the town Web site or Facebook page.
The City of Claremont will kick-off its fall events
with a Fall Festival along Main Street on Nov. 7
from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., along Main Street. The
festival is being held as a make-up date for the
rained out Claremont Daze celebration in October. The event will feature a kids area with free
games and rides, and live music by ReaLove
and the Mother Groove from 4 to 6 p.m., and
Kimber Lane from 6 to 9 p.m. The festival will
FREE
Distributed Throughout Bandys, Catawba, Catfish,
Claremont, Conover, Denver, Lake Norman, Hickory,
St. Stephens, Long Island, Monbo, Mooresville, Maiden,
Murray’s Mill, Newton, Oxford, Sherrills Ford & Terrell.
Conover breaks
ground on Lyle
Creek Greenway
The greenway will be a part of the
Carolina Thread Trail that runs
through 15 counties in two states.
BY SCOTT W. RAMSEY
CONOVER – The City of Conover has always
taken great pride in its parks, and they continued that trend when they held a ground breaking ceremony on the Lyle Creek Greenway
on Oct. 21. The greenway is part of the larger
Carolina Thread Trail system which covers
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Bunker Hill
Covered Bridge
gets a makeover
Historical landmark and adjoining
park have been closed to install
waterlines and access road.
BY SCOTT W. RAMSEY
CLAREMONT – Anyone driving along NC
Highway 70 between Claremont and Catawba
has noticed a lot of work going on around the
Bunker Hill Covered Bridge. The construction
project began in early October, and has kept
the entrance road and area around the bridge
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Planning Board
Conover Fire
Catawba moves
forward with solid recommendations Department
receives grant
waste agreement approved
Catawba and Republic Services look
to extend solid waste collection, and
expand recycling program.
BY SCOTT W. RAMSEY
CATAWBA – After several months of discussion, the Town of Catawba and Republic Services will move forward with a new three year
contract for solid waste and recycling services.
The council had been toying with the idea of having its Public Works Department start collecting
its solid waste like it had in the past. It seemed
Claremont approves several text
amendment recommendations by the
Claremont Planning Board.
BY SCOTT W. RAMSEY
CLAREMONT – The City of Claremont approved several Claremont Planning Board recommendations during the Oct. 5, 2015 City of
Claremont Regular City Council Meeting. The
recommendations were first discussed during
a public hearing, and later approved as city
ordinances. The planning board reviewed four
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Conover approves budget ordinance
to receive Walmart Community
Grant for Conover Fire Department.
BY SCOTT W. RAMSEY
CONOVER – During the Oct. 5, 2015 City of
Conover Regular City Council Meeting, it was
announced that the Conover Fire Department
will soon be able to purchase much needed
departmental supplies because of a grant.
The grant the department was awarded was
a Walmart Community Grant, and in order to
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CLAREMONT INFORMATION
Street – Phone: 466-7265 – www.claremontpolice.
com
Chief of Police – Gary Bost, Captain – Allen Long,
Training Specialist – David Pruitt, Community Relations – Terri Pope, Administrative Assistant – Pamela Shook
Claremont Fire Department – 2850 Firehouse
Lane – Phone: 459-9296 – www.claremontfd.net
Fire Chief – Bart Travis, Assistant Fire Chiefs –
Bruce Hartsoe & Jason Lowrance, Captains – Brian
Helms & Kevin Little, Lieutenants – Ray Ball, Eddie
Chapman & Mike Hathaway
Oxford “Catfish” Fire Department – 5688 Oxford
School Road – Phone: 459-9678 – http://oxfordcatfishfd.com
Fire Chief – Wayne Smith, Assistant Fire Chief –
Donnie Deal
Claremont Public Works Department – 2748
South Oxford Street – Phone: 466-7255 – www.cityofclaremont.org
Director – Thomas Winkler, Supervisor – Bo Prince
Claremont Rescue Squad Base 1 – 2748 South Oxford Street – Phone: 459-7968 – www.claremontrescue.org
Chief – Eric Jones, Assistant Chief – Steve Norris, Captain – Jessalyn Johnson, Lieutenants – Carl
Greene, Gary Peeler & Christian Huffman, Secretary/Treasurer – Gary Reitzel
Base 2 – 5710 Highway 16 North – Phone: 2566423 – http://oxfordcatfishfd.com
Claremont Branch Library – 3288 East Main Street
– Phone: 466-6817 – www.catawbacountync.gov
Branch Manager – Richard Haunton
Hours: Tue.-Fri., 12 to 6 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Claremont Friends of the Library Officers – Chairperson – Glenn A. Morrison, Secretary – Mary Moser, Historian – Shirley Harwell
Claremont Elementary School – 3384 East Main
Street – Phone: 459-7921 – www.catawbaschools.
net
Principal – Kim Yancey, Assistant Principal – Cory
Klassett
Oxford Elementary School – 5915 Oxford School
Road – Phone: 459-7220 – www.catawbaschools.net
Principal – Kelly Nicholson, Assistant Principal –
Jerry Gouge
Mill Creek Middle School – 1041 Shiloh Road –
Phone: 241-2711 – www.catawbaschools.net
Principal – Maria Simmons Ballard, Assistant Principal – Jamey Carter
River Bend Middle School – 4670 Oxford School
Road – Phone: 241-2754 – www.catawbaschools.net
Principal – Chip Cathey, Assistant Principal – Alisa
Ferguson
Bunker Hill High School – 4675 Oxford School
Road – Phone: 241-3355 – www.catawbaschools.net
Principal – Dr. Jeff Isenhour, Assistant Principals –
Drew Stiles & Lisa Thomas
Claremont City Park – 3384 East Main Street (next
to Claremont Elementary School) – www.cityofclaremont.org – Winter Hours – Oct. 1 - March 31
from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Summer Hours – April 1 Sept. 30 from 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. The park features
playground equipment, lighted tennis courts, picnic
shelters, restrooms, amphitheater with stage, a quarter mile-paved walking trail, and camping sites.
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The Claremont Courier
November, 2015 • Volume 9 Issue 11 • www.theclaremontcouriernc.net
All the things I am thankful for
FROM THE PUBLISHER
BY SCOTT W. RAMSEY
very November I normally write a column
expressing what I am most thankful for,
and this year will be no different. With
Thanksgiving approaching, now is a great time
to reflect on what we are thankful for in our lives.
It’s not hard to think of everything I am thankful
for, and hopefully I can fit it all into this column.
The first item on my list would be my wonderful family, which includes my beautiful wife
and precious daughter. My wife is my best
friend and the love of my life, and she always
inspires me to be a better person. My daughter
fills my heart with love and pride, and makes
me feel like the luckiest person on the earth.
I am also eternally thankful for my caring and
loving mom, and the unconditional love she
showers our family. Without my mom’s love and
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support, I would not be the man I am today. I
am also very thankful for my father and mother
in-law, who have welcomed me into their family with open arms. I am also very thankful for
my grandmother, nieces, nephew, and god son
who inspire me to be a better person each and
every day. I have to include my sister, aunt,
uncle, cousins, sister-in-law and brothers-inlaw for making our family quite entertaining.
In my professional life, I am very thankful for
all of the dedicated readers of The Claremont
Courier. Without all of you picking up a copy of
the paper or reading on-line each and every
month, I would not have the honor and privilege of bringing you good and positive news
about eastern Catawba County and beyond. I
am also very thankful to every business and
individual that has ever advertised with The
Claremont Courier. Without your continued
support of this paper, I would not be able to
Meals on Wheels needs volunteers
CATAWBA COUNTY CORNER
BY DAVE HARDIN
magine for a moment that you are homebound, unable to shop for food or prepare your own meals. Many seniors
are unable to obtain meals for themselves
and rely on the Catawba County Department of Social Services Home Delivered
Meal program and the dedicated volunteers
who deliver those meals on a regular basis.
Each day, 290 Catawba County citizens benefit from the Meals on Wheels program by receiving nutritious meals and maintaining a connection with the community through the volunteers.
The Meals on Wheels program is currently in
critical need of volunteers, who are the backbone of the service. The Hickory and Catawba
areas currently have the greatest need, but delivery areas also include Claremont, Conover,
Maiden, Newton, Sherrills Ford, and Vale.
Delivery takes approximately one and a
half hours on a weekday. Volunteers de-
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CROSSWORD ANSWER KEY
liver meals once a month on a regularly assigned day or on as many days as desired.
They also have the option of substituting on
an on-call basis. Delivery times are between
9:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., depending on
the location of the designated pick up site.
For interested volunteers who cannot deliver
between these times, flexible delivery times are
used for the frozen meal program, which serves
seniors who are on the wait list for the Home
Delivered Meals Program or live in an area
where there is no Home Delivered Meals route.
All Meals on Wheels volunteers must be
responsible individuals, 18 years of age with
a valid driver’s license, although any assistants to the drivers are not required to have
a driver’s license and may be any age. Volunteers must be willing to use their own vehicles and gasoline to make their deliveries.
Volunteers make this community service possible and training is provided by the Catawba
County Department of Social Services for those
who agree to participate in the program. Help-
bring this product
to the thousands of
monthly
readers.
I
am
extremely
thankful to every person, group, business,
church, organization,
and school who submits their news and
information to run in
the paper. Lastly, I am
thankful for God who
looks over me and
my family, and always
RAMSEY
provides us with everything we need to make our lives happy. I would
like to take this time to wish everyone out there,
a very happy and safe holiday season this year.
Scott W. Ramsey is the Publisher of
The Claremont Courier. For more information, call 320-8450, or e-mail
to
[email protected]
ing Meals on Wheels
is an excellent way to
support the community and a great idea for
groups or businesses
looking for a community service project.
If you have just
one and a half hours
each month to volunteer, you may be
able to help bring
this important service to someone in
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your
neighborhood
who
really
needs
the
assistance.
Call Vickie Redden at the Catawba County
Department of Social Services at 695-5610 if
you’d like to know more about how you may
volunteer. You can also obtain more information
by visiting www.catawbacountync.gov/dss/.
Dave Hardin is the Public Information Officer for Catawba County. For
more
information,
visit
www.catawbacountync.gov
or
call
465-8200.
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CLAREMONT INFORMATION
Bunker Hill Covered Bridge – 2 miles east of Claremont on NC Hwy. 70 – Phone: 465-0383 – www.
catawbahistory.org
Hours: Sun.-Sat., 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Designated as a
National Civil Engineering Landmark in 2001, is the
only remaining example in wood of the Improved Lattice Truss patented by General Herman Haupt.
CATAWBA INFORMATION
Monthly Community Calender
First Monday – Catawba Town Council, Town
Hall – 7 p.m. Third Monday – Bandys Athletic
Boosters, Bandys High School – 7 p.m. Every
Tuesday – Catawba Fire Department, Catawba
Fire Department – 7 p.m. Third Tuesday – Bandys
High School Band Boosters, Bandys High School
– 6:30 p.m. First & Third Wednesday – Balls
Creek Optimist Club, Club House – 7:30 p.m.
Second Wednesday – Festival & Parade Committee, Town Hall – 6:30 p.m. Second Thursday
– Veterans Garden of Honor Committee, Town
Hall – 5:15 p.m. Fourth Thursday – Small Town
Main Street Committee, Town Hall – 5:15 p.m.;
Catawba Planning Board, Town Hall – 7 p.m.
Catawba Town Hall – 108 North Main Street;
Phone: 241-2215 – www.townofcatawbanc.org
Catawba Town Council – Mayor – Vance Readling
– Mayor Pro-Tem – Karen Ester, Jeff Hendren,
Tom Johnston & Patrick Laney
Catawba Planning Board – Ray Abernathy, Trent
Cloninger, Linda Charles, Kathy Ervin, John Gilbert,
Denise Lineberger, Clyde Robinson, Donald Robinson, Isaiah Springs & Cindy Richardson-Travis
Catawba Town Staff – Town Manager – Joel
Mashburn, Town Clerk – Kathy Johnson, Town
Attorney – Blair Cody III, Town Planner – Elinor
Hiltz, Public Works Director – Claude Gwynn
Catawba Police Department – 107 South Main
Street – Phone: 241-4888
Interim Police Chief – Duane Cozzen
Catawba Volunteer Fire Department – 108
North Main Street – Phone: 241-4955 – www.
catawbafire.org
Fire Chief – Donald Robinson – Deputy Fire
Chiefs – Trent Cloninger & Kelly Pope
Bandys Crossroads Fire Department – 1611
Buffalo Shoals Road – Base 1: Phone: 241-2111
– Base 2: Phone: 428-3897 – www.catawbacountync.gov
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The Claremont Courier
November, 2015 • Volume 9 Issue 11 • www.theclaremontcouriernc.net
Catawba moves forward with solid waste agreement
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like the council was split on what direction to go
in until representatives from Republic Services
spoke to the council at the Oct. 5, 2015 Town
of Catawba Regular Town Council Meeting.
Don Phelps, General Manager and Tracy
Nestor, Municipal Services Manager from Republic Services were on hand to answer any
questions the council had regarding the current contract the town had with the company,
and any possible future dealings with the company. According to Phelps, Republic has been
providing recycling services to the town since
1994 and he would hate to loose such a valued customer. Phelps did state that if the town
wanted to break its contract with the company,
Republic Services would not stand in the way.
In the end, the town agreed to continue working with Republic Services on solid waste collection and recycling services. Town residents
will get a large rolling recycling container in
2016, and residents will also see a slight discount in the rate they pay for these services.
The Oct. 5, 2015 Town of Catawba Regular
Town Council Meeting was held at Catawba
Town Hall in downtown Catawba at 7 p.m. The
meeting was officially Called to Order by Town
of Catawba Mayor, Vance Readling which
was followed by the Invocation which was led
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by council member, Jeff Hendren. Readling
then led everyone through the Pledge of Allegiance before the council approved the
Minutes from the Sept. 14, 2015 Town of
Catawba Regular Town Council Meeting and
Special Meeting Minutes. The council then approved the Oct. 5, 2015 Agenda before opening the floor for the Public Comment Period.
One resident approached the podium to talk
about the drainage issues on East Central Avenue, and the increase of crime in the downtown
area. After the floor was closed for public comments, the meeting entered into Old Business.
The first item up for discussion was the town
Noise and Nuisance Ordinance. Town Manager, Joel Mashburn stated that after talking
with the Catawba County Sheriff’s Department
the town could adopt the county ordinance,
but there were no guarantees that the county
would enforce it. In the end, the council decided to keep the current Noise and Nuisance Ordinance, but enforcement would be very strict.
The next item up for discussion was about
the CenturyLink lease and the Catawba Veterans Garden of Honor (VGH). Mashburn said
that CenturyLink will pave an area next to the
building it uses and the VGH site for expanded
parking spots. Mashburn stated that the paving would create about three to four parking
spots, and should be finished by early November. The agreement would also let CenturyLink continue to use the building and parking spaces for seven years at a rate of $600
per month. Old Business was closed after the
council received the update on the solid waste
and recycling contract with Republic Services.
With no New Business to discuss, Town
Manager, Joel Mashburn then delivered his
monthly Manager’s Report for everyone in attendance. Mashburn’s first order of business
was to announce that a re-allocation of money
was issued so the Veterans Garden of Honor
Committee could purchase a sign to be place
at the site of the garden. Mashburn finished
his report by saying that Public Works Department will collect leaves throughout the town
through January 2016. Once the Manager’s
Report was finished, Catawba Mayor, Vance
Readling Adjourned the Oct. 5, 2015 Town
of Catawba Regular Town Council Meeting.
All Town of Catawba Town Council meetings
are held on the first Monday of every month, at
7 p.m., at Catawba Town Hall at 108 North Main
Street in downtown Catawba, unless it falls on a
major holiday at 7 p.m. All area citizens are encouraged to attend these meeting. For more information, call Catawba Town Hall at 241-2215,
visit the town Web site at www.townofcatawbanc.org, or visit the town Facebook page.
THE CATAWBA VOLUNTEER FIRE
DEPARTMENT IS HOSTING A
RIBEYE STEAK DINNER FUNDRAISER ON
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21
FROM 4:00 PM UNTIL
The fundraiser will be held at the department headquarters
at 108 North Main Street in downtown Catawba.
The department will be selling dine-in adult plates for $13,
and $6 for children ages 12 and under.
The plates will include a steak cooked to order,
choice of baked potato or french fries, salad, roll, dessert,
and tea or coffee. All take-out orders are $13 per plate.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
OR TO PLACE A TAKE-OUT ORDER,
CALL THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AT
828-241-4955
www.catawbafire.org
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November, 2015 • Volume 9 Issue 11 • www.theclaremontcouriernc.net
Claremont Planning Board recommendations approved
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text amendments which included: to allow 50
percent of parking in front of businesses, instead of no parking; to allow car dealerships in
the highway business district to have car sales
in the front yard; to allow temporary health
care structures as an accessory use in residential districts (which is also a new state law);
and not to require all owners to sign a petition
to vacate a subdivision lot. According to city
officials, the planning board recommended approval of the first three amendments and denial
of the last. After the public hearing, the council
later approved the three recommended text
amendments as Ordinance 05-15 – Amend
the Code of Ordinance; Ordinance 06-15
– Amend the Code of Ordinance; and Ordinance 07-15 – Amend the Code of Ordinance.
The Oct. 5, 2015 City of Claremont Regular
City Council Meeting was held at Claremont
City Hall at 7 p.m. The meeting was officially
Called to Order by City of Claremont Mayor,
Shawn Brown, which was followed by the Approval of the Agenda. The Invocation was then
delivered by Mayor Pro-Tem, Tim Lowrance,
before everyone was led through the Pledge
of Allegiance by council member, D.B. Setzer.
Shawn Brown then delivered his Mayor’s Report, and stated that since the annual Claremont Daze celebration was cancelled a Fall
Festival would be held in its place on Nov. 7
on Main Street in downtown Claremont. Brown
said the event would feature a kids area with
rides, and a number of food and arts and crafts
vendors. Brown said anyone interested in being
a vendor for the fall festival should contact Claremont City Hall for more information. Brown
finished his report by stating that the December council meeting would be held on Dec. 14.
The council then approval the Consent Agenda which covered the Regular City Council
Meeting and Closed Session Meeting Minutes from Sept. 14, 2015. Citizen’s Concerns
and Comments was next, and when the floor
was closed for comments, a Presentation was
given regarding Fire Prevention Week which
was observed on Oct. 4-10. Next on the agenda was the Public Hearing on the Zoning Text
Amendments. Once the Public Hearing was
closed, and with no Old Business to discuss
the meeting then entered into New Business.
New Business started off with the council approving a change in location from Claremont
City Hall to the Claremont Police Department
Training Room for the Nov. 2, 2015 City of
Claremont Regular City Council Meeting. The
council then approved Resolution 07-15 – Surplus Property which would allow the city to sell
a 1993 Spartan Fire Engine on www.govdeals.
com. The council stated that the lowest bid it
would accept is $35,000 which includes the fire
engine and equipment (three ground ladders,
and eight sections of 100 ft. 5-inch hose). The
council then approved a Memorandum of Understanding for a Debt Set Off Program, and
Resolution 08-15 – Agreement to Participate in
the Debt Set Off Program. The council then approved Ordinance 05-15 – Amend the Code of
Ordinance; 06-15 – Amend the Code of Ordinance; and Ordinance 07-15 – Amend the Code
of Ordinance. New Business was closed after
the council received a Presentation from Claremont Fire Chief, Bart Travis about a 9S Inspection from the Office of the State Fire Marshall.
Moving forward, the council then received
the Department and Committee Reports from
the Police, Fire, Public Works, Utility, Parks
and Recreation, Rescue Squad, and the Plan-
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ning and Zoning Departments. Highlights included that the Claremont Police, Fire, and
Rescue Squad are working together to host
the PJ Stanley Memorial 5K. The Claremont
Public Works Department stated that the side
walks have been pressured washed, and
numerous trees have been cut and cleaned
up around the old mill site on South Depot
Street. The Utility Department reported that
they have dug up and replaced a sewer tap
clean out on Peachtree Street. It was also reported that the fire hydrants in the city have
all been flushed for the clean water supply.
The City Manager’s Report was next, and
Catherine Renbarger started off by delivering
the quarterly financial report. Renbarger reported that the city has $540,000 in revenue at
this time. Renbarger then said that applications
for the spring PJ Stanley Memorial Scholarship
are due in November. Once Renbarger was finished with the City Manager’s Report, the meeting then entered into a Closed Session Meeting
regarding a possible Economic Development
and a Personnel issue. Once the Closed Session Meeting was closed, Claremont Mayor,
Shawn Brown Adjourned the Oct. 5, 2015 City
of Claremont Regular City Council Meeting.
All City of Claremont City Council meetings
are held on the first Monday of every month,
unless it falls on a major holiday at 7 p.m., at
Claremont City Hall at 3288 East Main Street
in downtown Claremont. All area citizens are
encouraged to attend these meeting. For
more information, call Claremont City Hall at
466-7255, visit www.cityofclaremont.org, or
the city Facebook page or Twitter account.
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CATAWBA COUNTY!
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JAMES LOFTIN; ELIZABETH FRANKLIN;
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DR. MARK HAWKINS; DAVE HARDIN;
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CATAWBA INFORMATION
Catawba Rescue Squad – 300 Second Street SE –
Phone: 241-3111 – www.catawbarescue.com
Chief – Donald B. Houston
David A. Hunsucker Memorial Park – 101 Third
Street NW – Phone: 241-2215 – www.townofcatawbanc.org
The park features a walking trail, playground equipment, picnic shelters, a volleyball court, and horseshoe pits.
Oxford Convenience Center – 4637 Lookout Dam
Road – Phone: 241-3774
Hours: Wed.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Town of Catawba Historical Association – President – John Gilbert, Vice-President – Marilyn Gabriel, Secretary – Arlene Sigmon, Historian – Albert Keiser, Jr., Trustees – Helen Campbell, Linda
Charles, Barbara Lynch & Jennifer Whisnant
Catawba Rosenwald Education Center – 403
Rosenwald School Street – Phone: 241-2734 –
www.catawbaschools.net
Principal – Shannon Clemons, Assistant Principal
– Angela Charles
Catawba Elementary School – 5415 Hudson
Chapel Road – Phone: 241-3131 – www.catawbaschools.net
Principal – Todd Sudderth, Assistant Principal –
Brigette DeArman
Bandys High School – 5040 East Bandys Road –
Phone: 241-3171 – www.catawbaschools.net
Principal – Angela Williams – Assistant Principals –
Brandon Harbinson & Todd Davis
Murray’s Mill Historic Site – 1489 Murray’s Mill
Road – Phone: 241-4299, 465-0383 – www.catawbahistory.org
Hours: Fri.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sun., 1:30 to 4:30
p.m. Group tours of 10 or more by appointment.
Features Murray’s Mill, Murray & Minges General
Store, Wheathouse Exhibit Gallery & John Murray
House.
Dr. Q.M. Little House 1873 Museum – 101 West
First Street SW – Phone: 241-4077, 241-2424
Tours by appointment. Features six-room brick
home with artifacts and displays. The National Little
Library is also available for research.
SHERRILLS FORD/TERRELL
INFORMATION
Monthly Community Calender
Every Tuesday – Ready To Learn, Sherrills Ford/
Terrell Library – 1:15 p.m. Second Tuesday – Chamber of Commerce Southeast Area Council, Sherrills
Ford/Terrell Fire & Rescue Building – 4 p.m. Third
Tuesday – Friends of The Library, Sherrills Ford/
Terrell Library – 6:30 p.m. Every Wednesday –
Sherrills Ford/Terrell Rotary Club, Sherrills Ford/
Terrell Fire & Rescue Building – 7:30 a.m.; Ready to
Learn, Sherrills Ford/Terrell Library – 10 a.m. First
Wednesday – Sherrills Ford Optimist Club, Sherrills Ford Optimist Park – 7 p.m. Every Thursday
– Ready to Learn, Sherrills Ford/Terrell Library –
10 a.m. Second & Fourth Thursday – Sherrills Ford
Lions Club, Lions Den – 6:30 p.m.
Sherrills Ford /Terrell Fire & Rescue Headquarters – 4011 Slanting Bridge Road – Phone: 4782131 – www.sftfr.net
Chief – Rick Davis
Base 1 – 8073 Sherrills Ford Road – Phone: 478-
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SHERRILLS FORD/TERRELL
INFORMATION
9105, Base 2 – 4385 Mt. Pleasant Road – Phone:
704-483-9531, Base 3 – 4582 Burris Road, Denver
– Phone: 478-3296
Sherrills Ford/Terrell Branch Library – 9154 Sherrills Ford Road – Phone: 478-2729 – www.catawbacountync.gov
Hours: Mon. - Tue., 12 to 8 p.m.; Wed. - Sat., 9 a.m.
to 6 p.m.
Sherrills Ford Convenience Center – 8876 Sherrills Ford Road – Phone: 478-2248
Hours: Wed.-Sun.; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sherrills Ford Elementary School – 8103 Sherrills Ford Road – Phone: 478-2662 – www.catawbaschools.net
Principal – Stephen Westmoreland, Assistant Principal – Lathan Fowler
CONOVER INFORMATION
Monthly Community Calendar
First Monday – Conover City Council, City Hall –
7 p.m. Second Monday – Newton-Conover School
Board, 1924 Courthouse, Newton – 7 p.m. First &
Third Monday – Conover Lions Club, CVMC Jade
Room – 6:45 p.m.; and Newton-Conover Athletic
Boosters, Newton-Conover High School AV Room
– 6:30 p.m. Every Tuesday – Ready To Learn, Conover Library – 11 a.m.; and Newton-Conover Rotary
Club, Catawba Country Club – 12 p.m. Third Tuesday – Conover Planning Board, City Hall – 7 p.m.
Every Saturday – Ready To Learn, Conover Library
– 11 a.m.; and Conover Farmers Market, 109 1st
Street East – 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., April-October.
Conover City Hall – 101 First Street East – Phone:
464-1191 – www.conovernc.gov
Conover City Council – Mayor – Lee Moritz, Jr.,
Mayor Pro-Tem – Kyle Hayman, Don Beal, Mark
Canrobert, Bruce Eckard & Joie Fulbright
Conover Planning Board – James Ten Kate, David
Brown, Robert Jarrett, Janette Sims, Helen Whitfield, Jim Rice, Ken Hilderbran & Ryan Spleet
Conover City Staff – Town Manager – Donald
Duncan, Jr., City Clerk – Cara C. Reed, City Finance Director – Vickie K. Schlichting, City Attorney – Monroe Pannell, City Planner – Lance Hight,
Public Works Director – Jimmy Clark
Conover Police Department – 115 Second Avenue
NE – Phone: 464-4698 – www.conovernc.gov
Chief of Police – Steve Brewer
Conover Fire Department – Station One, 122
Conover Boulevard East – Station Two, 1011 Hwy.
70 West – Phone: 464-1295 – www.conovernc.gov
Fire Chief – J. Mark Hinson
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Conover Fire Department receives Walmart grant
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receive the funds from this grant the council
had to adopt Ordinance 27-15 – Amending the
2015-2016 Budget Ordinance for a Walmart
Community Grant. According to Walmart, it believes in operating globally and giving back locally, creating an impact in the neighborhoods
where people live and work. Through the Community Grant Program, their associates are
proud to support the needs of their communities by providing grants to local organizations.
The Oct. 5, 2015 City of Conover City Council
Regular Meeting was held at Conover City Hall
in downtown Conover at 7 p.m. The meeting
was officially Called to Order by City of Conover Mayor, Lee E. Moritz, Jr., and then the
Rev. Mark Schudde from Concordia Lutheran
Church delivered the Invocation. Moritz led
everyone through the Pledge of Allegiance
before the council then Approved the Minutes
from the Regular City of Conover City Council Regular Meeting on Sept. 14, 2015. Comments from visitors and guests was next on
the agenda, and when the floor was closed
the meeting entered into a Public Hearing.
Catawba County EDC Business Recruitment
Director, Julie Pruett was on hand to lead the
Public Hearing on a Axjo America, Inc. Economic Development Project. Axjo America is
looking to invest $11.1 million and create 14
new jobs at a new manufacturing facility in
Conover. The company expects to consolidate two current facilities into the new location. The council then approved an Economic
Development Agreement between the City of
Conover and Axjo America, Inc. Another Public
Hearing was then opened to consider the readoption of the Official City of Conover Zoning
Map. Once the Public Hearing was closed, the
council adopted Ordinance 26-15 – Re-Adopting the Official City of Conover Zoning Map.
Moving forward, the council then adopted
Ordinance 27-15 – Amending the 2015-2016
Budget Ordinance for a Walmart Community
Grant received by the Conover Fire Department. The council then Proclaimed that Oct.
2 would be National Manufacturing Day; Oct.
4-10 as Fire Prevention Week; Oct. 31 as
North Carolina Breaking the Silence on Domestic Violence Day; and October as National
Disability Employment Awareness Month.
The council then heard the various Committee Reports, before the monthly City Manager’s Report which was delivered by Conover City Manager, Donald Duncan, Jr. Once
the City Manager’s Report was finished, the
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All City of Conover City Council meetings
are held on the first Monday of the month,
unless it falls on a major holiday at 7 p.m.,
at Conover City Hall at 101 1st Street East
in downtown Conover. All area citizens are
encouraged to attend these meetings. For
more information or questions regarding the
city, call Conover City Hall at 464-1191, visit
the city Web site at www.conovernc.gov, or
visit the city Facebook page or Twitter account.
Congresswoman to speak
in Newton on Nov. 10
NEWTON – The Catawba Valley Community
College Foundation, Inc. in partnership with
the Historical Association of Catawba County
will host congresswoman, Virginia Foxx to the
History Museum at 30 North College Avenue in
Newton on Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. Foxx’s remarks
will focus on her experience as a member of the
US House of Representatives. She will speak
on governmental operations, and the legislative process to an American history class from
CVCC. Area residents are also invited to attend
this free program. For more information, call
Richard Eller, Historian in Residence, at 3277000, ext. 4620, or e-mail to [email protected]
Annual holiday event to be
held at Downtown Park
CONOVER – The City of Conover will host its
annual Christmas in the Park event on Dec.
8 at 6:30 p.m., at Downtown Park at 112 2nd
Avenue NE in Conover. The festivities will
begin with hayrides by the Foothills Antique
Power Association at 5 p.m. Welcoming remarks by Mayor Lee Moritz and City Council
members will start at 6:30 p.m. Children choirs
from local schools will perform, then the lighting of the tree will be held. Santa Claus will
then arrive on a Conover fire engine. Free
coffee and cider will be provided by the Conover Fire Department. For more information or
questions, call Conover City Hall at 464-1191.
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Conover breaks ground on Lyle Creek Greenway
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over 220 miles of trails and sidewalk connectors that is open to the public throughout a 15
county (Anson, Cabarrus, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg,
Rowan, Stanley, and Union in North Carolina;
and Cherokee, Chester, Lancaster, and York
in South Carolina) region. The city invited the
public to attend the ground breaking ceremony, and everyone on hand had the opportunity
to walk the portion of the trail that is currently under construction off of Northern Drive.
According to city officials, the Carolina Thread
Trail governing board awarded an implementation grant to the City of Conover totaling
$86,400. Implementation grants provide funding to communities and non-profit organizations
to help assist with the trail corridor planning,
land acquisition, construction, and trail amenities. Conover will match the grant with $15,000
in cash generated from private developers from
the “fee in lieu of sidewalk” program; whereby
the city collects a fee for sidewalk construction
from new development rather than have sidewalks constructed that lead to nowhere. These
fees are then used to link existing sidewalks
together to create a more walkable community.
Grant funding awarded to Conover will be
used to construct a 1.5-mile enhanced surface
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Located within the highest populated quadrant
of the city, this trail will connect local residents
and two nearby schools with the NC Data
Campus along Lyle Creek. In 2011 the Carolina Thread Trail awarded $37,000 to Conover
to acquire land for the same trial corridor, and
with land acquisition complete the city will begin construction on the trail in the late summer.
Construction will consist of 8,000 linear feet of eight-foot wide trail with three
foot bridges, trail markings, signage, and a
crosswalk across County Home Road. Conover Mayor, Lee E. Moritz Jr. stated “I am
excited to see this project get underway. It
will complete a seven and a half mile loop
from the Shuford YMCA, through downtown
Conover, and along historic Lyle Creek.”
Conover prides itself on being a forward
thinking community and was also recently recognized as being one of the top ten places to
do business, top 50 safest communities, and
one of the best places to raise a family in North
Carolina. For more information about the City
of Conover, call Conover City Hall at 464-1191,
or visit www.conovernc.gov, or their Facebook
page. For more information about the Carolina
Thread Trail, you can e-mail to [email protected], or visit www.carolinathreadtrail.org.
Free seniors holiday dinner
scheduled for Dec. 12
CLAREMONT – The City of Claremont Parks
and Recreation Committee has announced
plans to host its annual senior citizens holiday
dinner on Dec. 12 at the St. Mark’s Lutheran
Church Family Life Center at 3216 West Main
Street in downtown Claremont. The event is
free to all area senior citizens, and will begin
with a holiday program at 4 p.m., with the meal
being served at 5 p.m., and ending with entertainment and a door prize give away. For more
information or questions, call Claremont City
Hall at 466-7255, or Danny Hedrick at 4592255 or 381-2603. You can also obtain more information by visiting www.cityofclaremont.org.
Hickory to host annual
shuck and peel party
HICKORY – Union Square in downtown Hickory will play host to the second annual shuck
and peel party on Nov. 14 from 1 to 6 p.m.
The free outdoor event will feature a day of
food, drink, and live music. The menu will include steamed and fried oysters and shrimp,
clam chowder, and hot dogs and hamburgers, with craft beers, wine, non-alcoholic
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CONOVER INFORMATION
Newton-Conover Rescue Squad – Base 1, 337 East
A Street, Newton – Phone: 465-2958 – Base 2, 2705
North College Avenue, Newton – Phone: 466-0176
– www.newtonconoverrescue.org
Conover Branch Library – 401 Conover Station SE
– Phone: 466-5108 – www.catawbacountync.gov
Branch Manager – Debbie Hovis
Hours: Tue., 12 to 8 p.m.; Wed.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 6
p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Conover School – 108 Seventh Street Place SW –
Phone: 464-9532 – www.nccs.k12.nc.us
Principal – Phyllis Pegram, Assistant Principal –
Valerie Leath
Lyle Creek Elementary School – 1845 Edgewater
Drive – Phone: 464-0299 – www.catawbaschools.
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Principal – Angela Blackstock Garcia, Assistant
Principal – Danielle Caims
Shuford Elementary School – 810 Hunsucker
Drive – Phone: 464-1973 – www.nccs.k12.nc.us
Principal – Patrick Nelson
St. Stephens Elementary School – 684 30th Street
NE – Phone: 256-2570 – www.catawbaschools.net
Principal – Donna Heavner, Assistant Principal –
Robert Turner
Riverbend Park – 6700 NC Hwy. 16 North –
Phone: 256-9157 – www.catawbacountync.gov
Open Fri.-Mon., Nov.-Feb, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; March &
Oct., 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; April-Sept., 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Conover City Parks
City Park – 409 4th Street SE; Downtown Park
– 112 2nd Avenue NE; Gateway Park – 1st Street
West; Hines Park – 1130 4th Street SW; Hunsucker Park – 8th Street NE & 1st Avenue Place NE;
Majestic Park – 624 2nd Street Drive SW; Rowe
Park – 217 9th Street SW; Travis Park – 612 6th
Street Court NW & Washington/Southwest Park
– 555 4th Street Place SW
Catawba County Firefighters Museum – 3957
Herman Sipe Road – Phone: 466-0911 – www.
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Open Fri. & Sat., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sun., 1 to 4 p.m.
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First Monday – Maiden Town Council, Maiden Library – 7 p.m. Second Monday – Maiden Planning
Board, Maiden Library – 5:30 p.m. Third Monday
– Maiden Town Council, Maiden Library – 7 p.m.;
American Legion Meeting, Maiden American Legion – 7 p.m. Every Thursday – Ready To Learn,
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MAIDEN INFORMATION
Maiden Library – 9:30 a.m. First Thursday – American Legion Meeting, Maiden American Legion – 7
p.m.
Maiden Town Hall – 19 North Main Avenue –
Phone: 428-5020 – www.maidennc.com
Maiden Town Council – Mayor – Robert L. Smyre,
Mayor Pro-Tem – Max Bumgarner, Jr., Marcus
Midgett, Trina Michael, Fore Rembert & Ronnie K.
Williams
Maiden Beautification Committee – Charles Adams, Mark Beals, Mary Jo Williams, Rhonda Fulbright & Anette Barkley
Maiden Board of Adjustments – Donald Long,
Mike Morris, Doug Ledford, Danny Hipps & Roger Isenhour. Alternates – Vernon Stinson & Lewis
Parlier
Maiden Planning Board – Lynne Jenkins, Joseph
David Miller, Bruce Ikard, Josh Grant & Pat Keener.
Alternates – Marian Abernathy & Lora Herman
Maiden Town Staff – Town Manager – Todd
Herms, Town Clerk – Wendy Vanover, Town Attorney – N/A
Maiden Police Department – 201 West Main
Street – Phone: 428-5005 – www.maidennc.com
Chief of Police – Tracy Ledford
Maiden Fire Department – 113 West Main Street
– Phone: 428-5028 – www.maidennc.com
Fire Chief – Danny Hipps – Assistant Fire Chiefs –
Tracy Caldwell & Kenneth Huffman
Maiden Public Works Department – 113 West
Main Street – Phone: 428-5033 – www.maidennc.
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Director – Billy Price
Maiden Recreation Department – 207 East Klutz
Street – Phone: 428-5023 – www.maidennc.com
Director – Jody Rogers
Recreation Advisory Committee – Kenny Moore,
Tracy Caldwell, Michelle Diciuccio, Derek Lawing,
Scott Carpenter & Allen Sigmon
Maiden Rescue Squad – 3496 St. James Church
Road, Newton – Phone: 428-9841 – www.catawbacountync.gov
Rescue Chief – Dustin Frye
Maiden Branch Library – 11 South A Avenue –
Phone: 428-2712 – www.catawbacountync.gov
Hours: Tue., 12 to 8 p.m.; Wed.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 6
p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Maiden Elementary School – 201 North Main Avenue – Phone: 428-8769 – www.catawbaschools.net
Principal – Lori Reed, Assistant Principal – JR Sigmon
Maiden Middle School – 518 North C Avenue –
Phone: 428-2326 – www.catawbaschools.net
Principal – Brian Hefner, Assistant Principal –
Shannon Plemmons
Maiden High School – 600 West Main Street –
Phone: 428-8197 – www.catawbaschools.net
Principal – Robert Bliss, Assistant Principals – Caine
Houser & Melissa Gemes
Tuttle Elementary School – 2872 Water Plant Road
– Phone: 428-3080 – www.catawbaschools.net
Principal – Laura Marie Ingenito, Assistant Principal – Fred Whalen
Maiden Town Parks
Union Street Park – Union Street; Rosenwald Park
– South C Avenue & Maiden Recreation Park –
207 East Klutz Street
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Bunker Hill Covered Bridge gets a makeover
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known as Connor Park closed. The project will
bring waterlines to the bridge that will provide
improved fire protection, and a new access road
leading to the bridge is also being constructed.
“The Bunker Hill Covered Bridge is the last
remaining example of its design and is one of
Catawba County’s treasures,” said Sybil Stewart, President of the Catawba County Historical Association (CCHA). “The installation of
a sprinkler system in case of fire is part of a
series of steps to help protect the bridge approved by the Catawba County Board of Commissioners in 2011. Representatives from the
CCHA spoke with the board about concerns
regarding the need for a security system to
protect the bridge from vandalism in light of
graffiti that had been discovered on the property. A fire retardant coating under the bridge is
also part of the plans to protect the landmark.”
The construction of the new access road will
also assist with fire protection because it will
allow fire trucks to have access to the bridge
if necessary. Fire trucks could not reach the
bridge on the current narrow, graveled pathway. A $224,000 grant was secured from the
Federal Highway Administration and used to
fund this protection system. The road is also
part of a longer range plan to create a new
park setting around the bridge that will allow
for easier access, including new trails connected to the Carolina Thread Trail system.
The park could eventually include paved and
natural surface trails; educational programs/
guided tours/historical interpretation regarding the historic bridge provided by the CCHA;
a community meeting/education center and
interpretative signage; and restrooms, picnic facilities, and an outdoor amphitheater.
M&M Construction Company is installing the
water line that will lead to the bridge along
Highway 70. Once that work is completed, installation of the water line to the bridge will begin and both the park and bridge will be closed
for the public’s safety while construction is underway. M&M Construction will also build the
new access road. Catawba County Utilities and
Engineering is overseeing the water line work,
while the county’s Planning and Parks Department is overseeing work on the access road.
Designated as a National Civil Engineering Landmark in 2001, the Bunker Hill Covered Bridge is the only remaining example in
wood of the Improved Lattice Truss patented
by General Herman Haupt. The bridge was
built in 1895 by Andy L. Ramsour, when the
Catawba County Board of Commissioners
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Bennett Funeral Service to
host remembrance service
CONOVER – Bennett Funeral Service at 502
1st Avenue South in Conover will host its third
annual Holiday Remembrance Service on Nov.
22 at 3 p.m. The service will be held at Woodlawn Baptist Church at 440 7th Street Place
SW in Conover, and the guest speaker will be
Dr. Ed Yount, and the soloist will be Tim Lee.
The holiday season can be especially difficult
for a family after the death of a loved one, and
it is Bennett Funeral Service’s desire to continue their commitment to everyone. Each family
in attendance will also receive a keepsake ornament. For more information, call 465-2111.
Conover Farmers Market
seeks holiday vendors
CONOVER – The Conover Farmers Market at 109 1st Street NE in Conover has announced that it is currently accepting applications from all area arts and crafts dealers
and food vendors to participate it their sixth
annual holiday market. The annual event will
take place on Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Any interested parties or vendors are asked to
download an application at the Conover Farmers Market Web site at www.conoverfarmersmaret.org. You can also obtain more information about the market or the holiday event
by calling the market manager at 234-7075.
THE CLAREMONT COURIER
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Memory of Russell & Mary Boggs; In Honor of
Nell Hewitt; Town of Catawba Historical
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In Memory of Darrin Hollar; & In Memory of
Robert Ramsey, Jr.
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also feature arts and crafts vendors, business
information booths, food vendors, and more.
For more information, call Michael Orders at
Claremont City Hall at 466-7255, e-mail to
[email protected], or visit www.cityofclaremont.org, or the city Facebook page.
The City of Claremont will then host its annual
Veterans Day Service on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m., at
the Veterans Memorial at Claremont City Park
at 3384 East Main Street in downtown Clare-
mont. The event will feature a guest speaker,
area color guard, musicians, and area ministers. For more information, call Michael Orders
at Claremont City Hall at 466-7255, e-mail to
[email protected], or visit www.cityofclaremont.org, or the city Facebook page.
The City of Claremont will then host its annual city wide yard sale on Nov. 14 from 7 a.m.
to 2 p.m. The yard sale will be held throughout Claremont, but the main concentration of
sellers will be on Main Street and in the Cla-
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[email protected], or visit www.cityofclaremont.org, or the city Facebook page.
The City of Claremont will close thing out
when it hosts its 32nd annual Christmas Parade along Main Street in downtown Claremont
on Dec. 5, starting at 3 p.m. There is no charge
to participate in the parade, but an application
must be filled out by Nov. 20. Main Street will be
closed at 2:45 p.m., and all entries for the parade are asked to go Centennial Boulevard going east around to US Highway 70 then coming
west on Main Street where a Claremont Parks
and Recreation Committee member will be
available to direct you to your parade position.
Parade entries will be allowed to line-up from
11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The parade will travel east
on Highway 70 to Oxford Street. The parade
will turn right on Oxford Street and disband at
Stanford Furniture and Hannah’s BBQ. Santa
Claus’ arrival will signal the end of the parade.
Area children are also invited to meet Santa
and Mrs. Claus at the Claremont Branch Library
Make plans to attend the annual
City of Claremont Veterans Day
Service on Wednesday, Nov. 11.
The annual service will be held at 11 a.m.,
at the Veterans Memorial at City Park
at 3384 East Main Street in Claremont.
The event will feature guest speakers,
and patriotic music. For more information,
call Parks and Recreation Special Events
Coordinator, Michael Orders at 466-7170,
or e-mail to [email protected]
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28 at 3 p.m. The parade will begin at East
Maiden Baptist Church and end at Maiden
Middle School. There is no fee to participate in
the parade, but the town asks that you register
your entry with the Maiden Recreation Department. The city will also host its annual Luminary
Service on Dec. 13 at the Maiden Cemetery at
dusk. The event will also feature refreshments
and music. Luminary bags will be placed along
Bob Smyre Avenue, and on the roads in the
Maiden Cemetery. The bags will have the
names of area loved ones who are deceased
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Four Peas in a Pod hosts ribbon cutting ceremony
Former Claremont fire chief honored at ceremony
PHOTO BY THE CITY OF CONOVER
The City of Conover recently welcomed its newest restaurateurs to the city, Keith and
Susan Tucker. The Tucker’s opened Four Peas in a Pod at 426 Conover Boulevard East
in the Conover Marketplace Shopping Center, after relocating from their Hickory location in September. The restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch, and offers a variety of
daily specials with a choice of a meat and number of hot or cold vegetables as sides. The
establishment also offers a full menu of appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, entrees,
and desserts. The restaurant has seating for over 200, and groups and organizations of
any size are always welcome. Four Peas in a Pod is open Monday through Friday from
6 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information or questions,
call 994-4802, or visit their Facebook page.
PHOTO BY SCOTT W. RAMSEY
On Sept. 29, Claremont city officials, staff, and members of the Claremont Fire and Police
Department gathered at the Claremont Fire Department at 2850 Firehouse Lane to honor
retired fire chief, Gary W. Sigmon. The event saw numerous people speak about Sigmon,
and his 30 years of service to the department. Sigmon was also given a plaque signifying that the Claremont Fire Department Headquarters has been named in his honor. For
more information, call the fire department at 459-9296, or visit www.claremontfd.net. A
catered dinner by the Boxcar Grille was then held for everyone in attendance. Pictured
above (left to right) is Claremont Fire Chief, Bart Travis; Claremont Mayor Pro-Tem, Tim
Lowrance; Sigmon; and Claremont Mayor, Shawn Brown.
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We understand that the holiday season may be especially difficult for your family
after the death of your loved one. Our desire is to continue our commitment to
you at this special time of year by cordially inviting you to attend our
3rd Annual Holiday Remembrance Service honoring your loved one. Each family
in attendance will receive a keepsake ornament as we remember your loved one.
Sunday, November 22, 2015
At 3:00 p.m.
Woodlawn Baptist Church
440 7th Street Place SW
Conover, NC 28613
Guest Speaker – Dr. Ed Yount
Soloist – Tim Lee
For more information contact us at 465-2111
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Get your affairs in order for an orderly estate
FINANCIAL FOCUS
Y
BY EYAN TOWNSEND
ou may be quite willing to plan an investment strategy for your retirement
years. After all, it can be enjoyable to
think about traveling the world, pursuing your
hobbies or participating in any of the activities
you’ve associated with an active retirement.
However, once you do retire, you’ll need to “shift
gears” somewhat to focus on your legacy. Specifically, to protect your loved ones and ensure
your intentions are clear and carried out, you’ll
need to do some more planning – and you’ll
need to share your thoughts with your family.
Here are some moves to consider:
• List your assets and debts. Your
family needs to be aware of your assets and debts, so share this information
with them while you are alive and well.
• Create a durable power of attorney. Give a
trusted friend or family member a durable power of attorney to pay bills and make financial
choices on your behalf if you are unable to do so.
• Choose an executor. An executor is
the person or entity you name in your will
to carry out your wishes. An executor has a
variety of responsibilities, so pick someone
who is honest and capable of dealing with
legal and financial matters. Talk with an attorney about how best to name your executor.
• Update your will. You might have
written a will many years ago, but, over
time, many aspects of your life may have
changed. Review your will with your attorney to ensure it reflects your current wishes.
• Review benefits of a living trust. A simple will may not be enough to accommodate
your estate-planning needs. You might want
to consider establishing a living trust, which
provides you with significant flexibility in distributing your assets and can help you avoid
the time-consuming, expensive and public
process of probate. To create a trust or other estate-planning documents, you will need
to work with a qualified legal professional.
• Review your beneficiary designations. The beneficiary designations on your
financial accounts (401(k), IRA, etc.) and
your insurance policies can even supersede the directions on your will, so it’s essential that you update these designations
to reflect events such as divorce and remarriage. And make sure your beneficiaries have
the facts they need to claim their benefits.
• Share location of your legal documents.
Your loved ones should know where you keep
documents such as your birth certificate, will
and living trust. If you keep these items in a
safe deposit box, tell
your family where
you keep the key.
• Encourage twoway communication.
It’s obviously necessary to communicate
your final wishes to
your family members
– but listen to their
wishes and concerns,
too. For example,
ask your children to
agree on who gets
those objects of speTOWNSEND
cial concern to them,
such as furniture, mementos and heirlooms.
As you can see, you’ll need to take several steps to fulfill your intentions – and
the above list is certainly not exhaustive.
So plan carefully, engage the appropriate
team – financial advisor, attorney, tax professional – and put your plans in motion.
By being proactive, you can greatly ease
the burden on your loved ones in the future.
This article was written by Edward Jones for use
by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.
Eyan Townsend is a Financial Advisor for Edward Jones in Claremont at 3332 East Main
Street in downtown Claremont. For more
information, call 459-9933, fax to (877) 4795314, e-mail to [email protected], or visit www.edwardjones.com.
Area library system helps
those seeking work
Town and Country Tire
collecting holiday toys
NEWTON – The Catawba County Library is
currently offering those seeking work a chance
to meet with a career specialist every Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Main Library
at 115 West C Street in Newton. They can also
help in strengthening a resume, or preparing
for an interview. The library also offers free
one-on-one sessions with a career specialist,
computer classes, and free access to computers, printers and the Internet. For more information, visit www.catawbacountync.gov/library/.
CLAREMONT – Town and Country Tire and
Service Center at 2883 North Oxford Street
in Claremont and the Flower’s Auto Parts
Company are currently collecting toys to
distribute to those in need this holiday season through Nov. 30. Everyone that brings
in a new unwrapped toy to Town and Country Tire and Service Center will get two new
wiper blades installed on their vehicle for
free ($21.81 value). For more information,
call Jimmy or Lori Freeman at 459-4494.
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Quick fall fix ups for your home
REALTY BYTES
A
BY ELIZABETH FRANKLIN
s Mr. Rogers used to sing, “It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, won’t
you be my Neighbor.” The Claremont area
boasts many beautiful streets and neighborhoods. Our small town atmosphere makes it
a great place to live. Isn’t it nice to be a name
and not a number in the local pharmacy, restaurants, post office, and other businesses.
We all know about Spring Cleaning, but
what about Fall Fix Ups? Fall is the perfect time to check a few things in and outside your home to ensure a safe and trouble free winter. Here are some tips from
local home inspectors and contractors.
On the outside you might want to consider
checking caulking and seals around the crawl
space, windows, and doors. This is an inexpensive way to keep water from leaking in,
which can result in mold and or causing cracks
from freezing. It also helps keep heat inside,
which helps with utility bills. Checking for peeling paint is also a good idea. Peeling paint tells
you that the paint is no longer protecting the
siding of the building which will eventually re-
sult in deterioration.
The roof is another
area that might need
minor repairs now,
which, left undone
can cause major
damage later. Check
for loose shingles to
ensure that winter
wind, snow and ice
won’t cause them to
come off and cause
leaks. Gutter and
downspouts should
be cleared as well to
FRANKLIN
avoid water problems.
Moving onto the inside, insulation is key in
keeping heating costs in check. Check for air
leaks around windows and doors. Have your
heating system checked by a licensed heating
contractor to be sure it works properly and is
running efficiently. Check your smoke detectors, carbon dioxide detectors and flashlights
and be sure you have extra batteries on hand.
In the garage, empty fuel from gas operated equipment that won’t be used during the winter. You will also want to drain
garden hoses and detach them from out-
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These simple Fall Fix Ups can help keep
you and your home safe, warm and dry
this winter and help ensure beautiful fall
and winter days in your neighborhood.
Elizabeth Franklin is a real estate broker with Realty Executives of Hickory
at 785 US Highway 70 SW in Hickory.
For more information, call 851-1372 or
328-8900, e-mail to [email protected]
mail.com, or visit http://realtyexecs.net/.
The Coffey Pot makes
several announcements
CVCC to host notary
public classes in November
CLAREMONT – The Coffey Pot at 3279 East
Main Street in downtown Claremont will host
its next Dinner with Friends dining event on
Nov. 21, which will include an entree, salad,
two sides, dessert, and a drink. A social time
will be held from 5:30 to 6 p.m., and the meal
will be served at 6:15 p.m. These social outings are designed for couples and single
people throughout the area to gather in a cozy
relaxed atmosphere and get to know one another. Reservations are required, and must be
made by Nov. 18. The business has also announced plans to be open on Nov. 7 from 7
a.m. to 10 p.m., during the Claremont Fall Festival; Nov. 14 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., for the Claremont City Wide Yard Sale; and Dec. 5 from
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., for the Claremont Christmas
Parade. For more information, or to make reservations for the Dinner with Friends event, call
Nicky Setzer at 459-9668, or Candy Coffey at
615-7050, or e-mail to [email protected]
HICKORY – Catawba Valley Community College in Hickory will offer two notary public
courses in November. Both classes will be offered at the East Campus on Nov. 14 from 8:30
a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in Room 956.; and on Nov.
16 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in Room 1001.
Pre-registration is required, and the cost is $75.
For more information, contact Janet Lail at 3277000, ext. 4116, or e-mail to [email protected]
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educational and social support for caregivers
through regular meetings. The support group
will be led by Greg Rossidivito, Director of Life
CLAREMONT – Claremont Automotive and Enrichment at Abernethy Laurels. For more inMuffler Repair at 3239 West Main Street in formation or to register, contact Rossidivito at
downtown Claremont will host a their first annu- 465-8521, or visit www.abernethylaurels.org.
al Share The Warmth With Kids clothing drive
through Dec. 11. Everyone throughout the area Terrell church to host
is asked to donate new or gently used coats, weekly health screenings
jackets, gloves, toboggans, and scarfs for chilTERRELL – Every Monday, Rehobeth United
dren in the Claremont, Oxford, and Catawba
Methodist Church Parish Nurses will be availschool districts. Clothing can be dropped off
able at the Connor Recreation Center at 4015
at Claremont Automotive and Muffler Repair,
and Claremont, Oxford, and Catawba Elemen- McGee Road in Terrell from 8 to 10 a.m. The
tary School on Monday through Friday from weekly event is held to provide free wellness
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The pick up date for cloth- screenings to all area citizens, these screening will be held on Dec. 12 from 8 to 11 a.m., ings will include blood pressure and pulse
at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church at 3216 West readings. Other services include assistance
Main Street in downtown Claremont. For more in weight and diet management, along with ininformation, call Danny Hedrick at 459-2255. formation concerning specific medications and
new and pre-existing health conditions. For
Alzheimer’s support group more information or questions, call 478-2518,
478-2552, or visit www.rehobethumc.org.
to meet on Nov. 25
Claremont business
collecting clothes for kids
NEWTON – A monthly support group for friends
and family of people with Alzheimer’s disease
and related dementias will take place at 8:30
a.m., on the fourth Wednesday of each month
at Abernethy Laurels at 102 Leonard Avenue in
Newton. The next meeting will be held on Nov.
25. There is no charge for the open and on-going
group, with the purpose to provide emotional,
Support group helps kids
when relatives face cancer
HICKORY – Catawba Valley Medical Center
(CVMC) has announced the dates for its cancer
support program for children. Providing Awareness, Love and Support, (PALS) offers emotional support to kids ages 5-12 with a series of
weekly sessions called Children’s Lives Include
Moments of Bravery (CLIMB). Sessions will be
held on Nov. 3, 10, and 17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.,
at the CVMC Comprehensive Cancer Center
Infusion Center at 810 Fairgrove Church Road
SE in Hickory. Sessions are free and include
a light meal. Participants are asked to preregister by calling Barbara Stark at 326-3397,
or by e-mail at [email protected]
Adoption and foster care
meeting scheduled
HICKORY – Family Builders of Catawba Valley
invites anyone interested in fostering or adopting a child to attend an information meeting
from 6 to 7:30 p.m., on Nov. 10 at the Family
Services Center, 3050 11th Avenue Drive SE in
Hickory. There is an urgent need for foster parents, especially those who can accept sibling
groups. Specific information about becoming
a resource family will be available. For more
information, call Sharon Hamby at 695-4553,
or e-mail to [email protected]
Chronic pain support
group to meet on Nov. 16
HICKORY – The Hickory Fibromyalgia and
Chronic Pain Support Group will host its next
meeting on Nov. 16. The free monthly meetings will be held at Women’s Resource Cen-
ter (WRC) at 125 Third Street NE in Hickory
on the third Monday of each month from 1 to
2:30 p.m. Anyone with chronic pain related to
fibromyalgia or another health related condition can join the group. Membership is free,
and guest speakers will be invited to share
information. For more information, call 3226333, or e-mail to [email protected]
Oxford Fire Department
plans upcoming events
CLAREMONT – The Oxford Fire Department
has announced plans to host its annual fish fry
on Nov. 7 from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Patrons
are invited to dine-in or carry-out a plate, and
plates cost $10 for all carry-out and adult dinein plates and $6 for children’s dine-in plates.
The event will be held at the Station 1 at 5688
Oxford School Road in Claremont. The department is also hosting a Christmas picture event
on Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., at Station 2
at 5710 Highway 16 North. The cost is $30 for
a 30 minute session, and all attendees will be
given a CD once the session is complete. The
event is by appointment only, and to schedule
an appointment, call Station 2 at 459-2921.
Proceeds from both events will go to the Oxford Fire Department. For more information,
call 459-9678 or 256-6423, visit http://oxfordcatfishfd.com, or visit their Facebook page.
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to fund crisis services offered to the community. Tickets can be purchased on-line at
www.ecccm.org/share-the-harvest-banquet/,
NEWTON – The Newton Parks and Recreation or by calling the ECCCM office at 465-1702.
Department is currently sponsoring a canned
food drive for the Eastern Catawba Coopera- GHCCM to host Harvest of
tive Christian Ministry (ECCCM). The cam- Hope 5K run/walk
paign will run through Dec. 18, and donation
HICKORY – The Greater Hickory Cooperative
locations include Newton City Hall, Newton
Christian Ministry (GHCCM) has announced
Recreation Department, and the Central Recplans to host its 11th annual Harvest of Hope
reation Department. Hours for donation drop- 5k run and hunger walk on Nov. 15 at the
off are: City Hall – Monday through Friday 8 GHCCM at 31 1st Avenue SE in downtown
a.m. to 5 p.m.; Newton Recreation Center – Hickory. Race day registration will begin at
Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 12:30 p.m., and the race will start at 2 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Central Recreation Awards will be for first place overall male/
Center – Monday through Thursday 5 p.m. to 9 female; and age group awards for first male
p.m., Saturday 12 to 4 p.m. For more informa- and female for 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19,
tion, call 695-4317, or visit www.newtonnc.gov. 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+.
Newton to host canned
food drive for ECCCM
ECCCM to host harvest
banquet on Nov. 14
NEWTON – The Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministry (ECCCM) has announced plans to host its Share the Harvest
Banquet at the Catawba Country Club at
1154 Country Club Road in Newton on Nov.
14 from 6 p.m. until. The event will feature
a social hour, silent auction, dinner, and live
music by Casey Clark. Tickets are $50 per
person, with proceeds benefiting ECCCM
For more information or questions, visit http://
ccmhickory.com/.com, or call 327-0979, ext.
232, or e-mail to [email protected]
Veterans support group to
meet in Hickory every week
HICKORY – The Veterans Helping Veterans
support group will meet every Wednesday at
11 a.m., at the Grace House at 600 Highland
Avenue SE in Hickory. The group welcomes
all veterans regardless of age, discharge,
or where they served. The laid back atmo-
sphere will feature food, and coffee to talk
about how everyone can help each other.
The group also distributes clothing and other
items members need when the meeting is
over. For more information, call Rev. Susan
Smith at 962-8196, e-mail to [email protected]
gmail.com, or visit www.gracechurchnc.org.
Meals on Wheels seeks
volunteers
HICKORY – Catawba County Meals on
Wheels is currently looking for more volunteers to deliver meals to seniors age 60 or
above who are unable to shop or prepare
their own meals. Donations can be made
Social Services now offers by writing a check to Catawba County Social Services and writing “SNS” in the memo
counseling for adults
line and mailed to Senior Nutrition Services,
HICKORY – Catawba County Social Ser- PO Box 207, Newton, NC 28658. You can
vices is now offering Information and Options donate on-line at catawbacountync.gov/
Counseling to adults in the county who are dss. For more information, call 695-5610.
experiencing a major life transition and need
assistance discovering and navigating the ser- Neighbors Network helps
vices that may be available to them. Informa- seniors well-being
tion can be provided about services ranging CONOVER – Seniors living in Catawba Counfrom in-home assistance and adult day care ty’s eastern region have more opportunity than
services to assisted living or nursing home ever before to reside in their own homes as
placement. This service is designed to help they age. Thanks to Neighbors Network, they
the person identify options, weigh the pros can tap into relevant community services and
and cons of each, and make an action plan to equip themselves to flourish where they’re
help meet their goals. The counselor will work comfortable and at ease. Neighbors Network
with the person to discuss their preferences, cultivates an environment where residents
values, service needs and circumstances. determine the services they need and then
The counselor will provide information about take advantage of programs for health and
various options so the person can make in- wellness, transportation, home repairs, and
formed choices about long-term services and social and educational activities. For more
supports. To schedule an appointment, call information, call Dianna-Lee Osborne at 464Catawba County Social Services at 695-5609. 1111, or visit www.neighborsnetwork.org.
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• Commitment to helping meet the needs of seriously ill or injured patients.
• Every day in the U.S. roughly 44,000 pints of blood are needed. That means
nearly every two seconds someone needs blood.
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Catawba Fire Department to
host fundraiser on Nov. 21
CATAWBA – The Catawba Volunteer Fire
Department at 108 North Main Street in
downtown Catawba will host its annual ribeye steak dinner fundraiser on Nov. 21 from
4 p.m. until. The meal will include a choice of
baked potato or fries, salad, roll, dessert, and
tea or coffee. All steaks are cooked to order.
The cost for a plate is $13 for adults, and $6
for children. All take out orders are $13 per
plate. Money raised from the event will go
for needed equipment for the department.
For more information or to place a to go order, call 241-4955, e-mail to [email protected], or visit www.catawbafire.org.
Various blood drives
scheduled for November
HICKORY – The American Red Cross has
announced its area Blood Drives for November throughout the area. The American Red Cross suggests you drink plenty
of water and avoid caffeine on the day of
the drive. You must also bring a photo ID.
For more information, call 1-800-GIVELIFE,
or
visit
www.redcrossblood.org.
• Nov. 4 – 2:30 to 7 p.m., at St. Peter by the Lake
Church, 8433 Fairfield Forest Road, Denver.
• Nov. 6 – 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Bandys High
School, 5040 East Bandys Cross Road, Catawba.
• Nov. 7 – 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at
Old St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 2035
Old Conover-Startown Road, Newton.
• Nov. 7 – 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Hickory
Elks Lodge, 365 Main Avenue NW, Hickory.
• Nov. 10 – 2:30 to 7 p.m., at Friendship
United
Methodist
Church,
2900
Highway
16
South,
Newton.
• Nov. 10 – 2:30 to 7 p.m., at Bethel Lutheran Church, 5759 Bolick Road, Claremont.
• Nov. 10 – 2 to 6:30 p.m., at Taylorsville
YMCA, 260 Oak Ridge Road, Taylorsville.
• Nov. 11 – 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Valley
Nursing Home, 58 Highway 16, Taylorsville.
• Nov. 12 – 2:30 to 7 p.m., at Three
Forks
Baptist
Church,
4685
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Forks
Church
Road,
Taylorsville.
• Nov. 16 – 1:30 to 6:30 p.m., at Mt.
Pleasant Methodist Church, 4136 Mt.
Pleasant Church Road, Sherrills Ford.
• Nov. 16 – 2:30 to 7 p.m., at Jacobs Fork
Middle School, 3431 Plateau Road, Newton.
• Nov. 17 – 2 to 6:30 p.m., at Oxford Elementary
School, 5915 Oxford School Road, Claremont.
• Nov. 19 – 2:30 to 7 p.m., at Claremont Elementary School, 3384 East Main Street, Claremont.
• Nov. 25 – 12 to 4:30 p.m., at Abernethy
Laurels, 102 Leonard Avenue, Newton.
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Victory Lanes, 125 Morlake Drive, Mooresville.
• Nov. 30 – 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Catawba County Agricultural Resource Center, 1175 South Brady Avenue, Newton.
• Dec. 1 – 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Lincoln
Charter School, 7834 Galway Lane, Denver.
• Dec. 3 – 2:30 to 7 p.m., at Center View Baptist Church, 3993 East Maiden Road, Maiden.
ACAP to host support
group for caregivers
HICKORY – Adult Children of Aging Parents
(ACAP) will offer a free monthly brown bag lunch
discussion and support group for area caregivers in the Fellowship Hall at Mt. Olive Lutheran
Church at 2780 North Center Street in Hickory.
Registration is not required, and meetings are
held on the third Tuesday of the month. The next
meeting will be held on Nov. 17 at 12 p.m. For
more information, call Jane Everson at (877)
599-2227, e-mail to [email protected], or visit www.acapcommunity.com.
Weekly Al-Anon meetings
scheduled in Denver
DENVER – The Al-Anon Family Groups
anonymous fellowship whose purpose
help families and friends of those who
a problem with alcohol. Two meetings
is an
is to
have
have
been scheduled to be held in the Denver area
every Tuesday and Wednesday evening. The
“Starting Over” group meets every Tuesday
evening from 8 to 9 p.m., at Bethel Methodist Church at 7284 Campground Road in
Denver. And the “Just For Today” group will
meet every Wednesday morning from 10 to
11 a.m., at Lake Norman Lutheran Church at
1445 North Highway 16 in Denver. For more
information or questions about either of those
groups, call 478-2063 or (704) 516-2312.
Newton to host yoga for
seniors in November
NEWTON – The Newton Parks and Recreation
Department and the Catawba County Council
on Aging will offer yoga for seniors ages 55
and over every Thursday morning from 10 to
11 a.m., in November. The classes will be held
on Nov. 5, 12, and 19 (no class will be held on
Nov. 26) for a suggested donation of $3 per
class. The class will introduce participants to
basic postures and techniques used in yoga.
Classes will be held at the Newton Recreation
Center at 23 South Brady Avenue in downtown Newton. For more information or questions about the classes, call the Newton Parks
and Recreation Department 695-4317, e-mail
to [email protected], or visit the City
of Newton Web site at www.newtonnc.gov.
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Area preschool to host
fundraiser on Nov. 14
CLAREMONT – The Bethlehem United Methodist Church Child Development Center at
3214 Catawba Street in Claremont has announced plans to host a fundraiser on Nov.
14 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., in the Family Life
Center. The event will feature a chili dinner,
silent auction, and the Praise Band will also
perform. Funds raised from the event will go
to resurfacing the preschool playground. For
more information or questions, call 459-0086,
or e-mail to [email protected]
Catawba County science
fair planned for Nov. 21
the book fair from 7 to 11 a.m. or 11 a.m. to 3
p.m., you are asked to call Mrs. Moose. The
PE Club and Music Ensemble will perform selections from Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” on
Dec. 15 at 6:30 p.m., in the gymnasium. Attendees will see and hear singing, unicycling,
instruments, recorders, drums, parachutes, Mr.
Noodle, candy plates, choir chimes, and more.
A special cookies and cocoa showing will be
held for grandparents and area seniors on
Dec. 16 at 9 a.m. For more information, call the
school office at 459-7921, or visit www.catawbaschools.net/schools/Claremont/default.aspx.
Bunker Hill High School
students make history
CLAREMONT – Bunker Hill High School at
NEWTON – Catawba County 4-H is partnering 4675 Oxford School Road in Claremont has
with Catawba County and Newton-Conover announced that two students recently made
City Schools to present the Catawba County
school history by beScience Fair on Nov. 21. The fair is recognized
ing the first students
as a qualifier for the International Science and
chosen from the
Engineering Fair. Winners will participate in
school for two very
the regional science fair in December at Apprestigious
North
palachian State University. The fair is open
Carolina
musical
to any student in 2nd-12th grade residing
ensembles. Ramiro
in Catawba County. Students and teachers
Soto was selected to
may request a registration packet by callparticipate in the NC
ing 465-8240, or e-mailing to [email protected]
Honors
Orchestra.
ncsu.edu. The deadline to register is Nov. 3.
Soto will be one of
Claremont Elementary
makes announcements
CLAREMONT – Claremont Elementary School
at 3384 East Main Street in Claremont will host
its annual Scholastic Book Fair on Dec. 14-18
in the school Media Center. A family night book
fair will be held on Dec. 15 from 5 to 8:30 p.m.
If any parents would like to volunteer to work
site
Annette Greene was
selected to participate in the NC Honors Chorus. Greene
is one of 176 students
that will perform in the
chorus. She had to
sing a prepared piece
and sight sing. The
chorus will also perform at the NCMEA
convention on Nov.
8. For more information, call the school
office at 241-3355, or
GREENE
visit the school Web
at www.catawbaschools.net/bunkerhill.
CVCC clubs visit historic
Murray’s Mill
CATAWBA – Members of Catawba Valley
Community College’s Emerging Leaders and
Rotaract Clubs recently toured historic Murray’s Mill, a property of the Historical Association of Catawba County at 1489 Murray’s
Mill Road in Catawba. Area students in attendance included Norma Patricia Chavez of
Conover, Devin Williams of Maiden, Madigan
Nellenbach of Claremont, Larry Brown IV of
Sherrills Ford, and Alex Ekonomon of Newfour clarinets in the ton. For more information, visit www.cvcc.edu.
clarinet section. His
audition consisted of
scales, a prepared
solo, and sight readSOTO
ing. The orchestra will
perform at the Stevens Center in Winston-Salem on Nov. 8 during the NC Music Educators
Association’s (NCMEA) annual convention.
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Oxford Elementary School
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CLAREMONT – Kelly Nicholson, principal
at Oxford Elementary School at 5915 Oxford
School Road in Claremont has been selected
as the Catawba County Schools (CSC) Principal of the Year. Nicholson has been the principal at Oxford since 2008, and during her
tenure she has instituted the Leader in Me program, where students take responsibility for
their learning and play key roles in the school.
Nicholson stated, “This is truly an honor. I am
so blessed to work with such dedicated, hardworking folks. Ultimately this honor is a reflection of the collaboration by colleagues, staff,
students, and parents to do what is best for
kids. I love being a principal and am grateful
for the opportunity to represent my colleagues
and profession as Principal of the Year.” Before
coming to Oxford, Nicholson served as Assistant Principal for St. Stephens, Lyle Creek, and
Sherrills Ford Elementary Schools. Nicholson
also taught elementary school and was an instructor at Caldwell Community College. She
received her BS in child development, with a
concentration in early childhood education, from
Appalachian State University and her Master’s
in school administration from UNC Charlotte.
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Oxford Elementary makes
announcements
CLAREMONT – Oxford Elementary School
at 5915 Oxford School Road in Claremont
has announced plans to host a Parents Night
Out event on Nov. 13. This event will give
parents the opportunity to go out to dinner,
do some shopping, etc for a few hours while
their children are safe at school. This event
is designed for students in Pre-K through
the sixth grade only. Recently, Michelle Eckard, Joanne Brown, Sherry Hull, and Karen
Henry, all Oxford bus drivers taught the fourth
grade students about bus safety. Demonstrations included hand signals, and being safe
before, during, and after riding the bus. For
more information, call the school office at 4597220, or visit www.catawbaschools.net/oxford.
LRU high school academy
accepting applications
HICKORY – Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory is currently accepting applications for its
High School Scholars Academy. The school
is designed for high school students who
wish to pursue a more advanced academic
program for their senior year of high school.
Students selected for the program will have
the opportunity to enroll in English IV Honors plus three college classes in the fall and
AP English plus three college classes in the
spring. Applications for the 2016-2017 school
year are due on Feb. 1. First preference for
admission will be given to students enrolled
in the Catawba County, Hickory Public, or
Newton-Conover school systems. An information session will be held on Jan. 14. For more
information, call 328-7382, or visit www.lr.edu/
admissions/high-school/scholars-academy.
tions for their program. The program provides
before school care beginning at 6 a.m., and includes breakfast and transportation to school.
The after school program is a tutoring program
designed to help youth with their homework,
and transportation is provided. The program
offers personalized tutoring for grade levels,
qualified counselors, age appropriate games
and books, a gated playground, and is open
teacher workdays. Bethany UCC is located
Claremont and Newton to on
at 2952 Bethany Church Road in Claremont.
play host to new 4-H clubs For more information, call Leona at 464-5193,
NEWTON – Youth ages five and older can dis- or e-mail to [email protected]
cover what 4-H is all about on Nov. 19 at 6 p.m., YMCA to host annual teen
at the Claremont Branch Library at 3288 East
Main Street in downtown Claremont. Children character awards on Nov. 12
should be accompanied by an adult, and adult HICKORY – The YMCA’s 15th annual Teen
helpers are needed. The 4-H sewing club will Character Awards will acknowledge and apmeet on the second Monday of the month (Nov. plaud the efforts of area teens who demonstrate
9) at the Extension Center in Newton at 4 p.m. leadership and character traits that strengthen
The club is for ages 9 and older, and members their homes, neighborhoods and communineed to purchase and sewing supplies and ties. The event will be held on Nov. 12 at 6:30
complete a 4-H sewing project book. For more p.m., at the CO Miller Teen Center at 701 1st
information, e-mail to [email protected] Street NW in Hickory. Teens aged 12-18 who
have demonstrated in an exemplary manner
Area church offering
the character values of caring, honesty, rebefore and after school care spect and responsibility are eligible. A $1,000
CLAREMONT – The Bethany United Church scholarship will be awarded to one high school
of Christ After School All-Stars before and after senior. For more information or questions, conschool programs are currently taking applica- tact Alysse Dambach, Teen Center Director at
322-9284, or e-mail to [email protected]
You can also obtain more information by visiting the YMCA Web site at www.ymcacv.org.
NCCS announces
innovative grant winners
NEWTON – Newton-Conover City Schools
(NCCS) at 605 North Ashe Avenue in Newton recently announced the three winners of
its 2015-2016 innovative grants. NCCS stated
that almost 40 applications were submitted for
one of the innovative grants, and the criteria
for these grants included proposing a new
activity, opportunity, or resource that has not
been considered before; agreeing to provide
feedback on what was learned throughout
the process; completing a 2-3 minute video
to demonstrate the outcome of the grant; and
willingness to attend the Innovative Grant
Showcase. Innovative grant winners from
NCCS included Marty Isenhour and Karmen
Lawing for Technology in the Visual Arts for
$1,500; Kevin Nash, Danny Scott, and Eileen Crider for an ORION scoring system for
$1,398; and Amy Haugh for the NCHS Media
Center Creation Station for $500. All NCCS
teachers are asked to submit an application for
a 2016-2017 innovative grant. For more information or questions, call 464-3191, or visit the
NCCS Web site at www.newton-conover.org.
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Full Circle Arts hosting its
annual fall competition
HICKORY – Full Circle Arts (FCA) at 42-B
Third Street NW in downtown Hickory is currently hosting its annual fall competition
through Nov. 21. The purpose of competition is to give area artists a means to show
art in all visual media. FCA will also host its
annual “Holiday Happenings” exhibit on Nov.
25 through Jan. 29. For more information or
questions, call 322-7545, e-mail to [email protected], or visit www.fullcirclearts.org.
Hickory Choral Society to
present annual concerts
HICKORY – The Hickory Choral Society will
present its annual Christmas concerts at
Corinth Reformed Church at 150 16th Avenue
NW in Hickory on Dec. 4, 5, and 6. Friday and
Saturday evening concerts begin at 8 p.m.;
and Saturday and Sunday afternoon concerts
begin at 3 p.m. A Cookies and Carols Children’s Concert will also be held on Dec. 5 at
11 a.m. The concerts are free and open to the
public. For more information, call 322-2210,
e-mail to [email protected]
org, or visit www.hickorychoralsociety.org.
Area chorus to present free
holiday concerts
Acoustic Stage to host
NEWTON – The Catawba Valley Community several fall concerts
Chorus has announced it will present four
Christmas concerts in December. The concerts
will be held on Dec. 11 at 7 p.m., at Mt. Zion
Lutheran Church at 4420 County Home Road
in Conover; Dec. 13 at 4 p.m., at New Jerusalem Lutheran Church at 2120 Startown Road in
Hickory; Dec. 14 at 7 p.m., at Trinity Village at
1265 21st Street NE in Hickory; and Dec. 15 at
7 p.m., at Abernethy Laurels at 102 Leonard Avenue in Newton. All of the concerts are free, but
donations will be taken. For more information
or questions, call 465-0986, e-mail to [email protected]
charter.net, or visit their Facebook page.
HICKORY – Acoustic Stage at 734 1st Avenue
SW in downtown Hickory will host Adrian Legg
on Nov. 7. Tickets are $12 for members, and
$16 for non-members. Rev. Billy C. Wirtz will
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NEWTON – The Newton-Conover Auditorium
(NCA) at 60 West 6th Street in Newton has
announced plans to host a number of events
in November and December. The NCA will
once again host its Bach’s Lunch ‘n’ Listen
concert series on Nov. 20 will be the Fire Pink
Trio, which features three women on three
different instruments. Performing on Dec. 18
will be Grace Wepner-Ludtke and other musicians on the harp. The performances will start
at 12 p.m., and finish no later than 1:30 p.m.
Tickets are $15 per person. The Cinema Socials Series will continue on Dec. 19 at 2 and
7 p.m., with the holiday classic, “Home Alone.”
Patrons can see the movie for free with the donation of a scarf, gloves, or a coat. The Brothers Redeemed Quartet and Stephen Freeman
will perform on Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. Tickets cost
$25 for floor level seating, and $20 for balcony
seating. The Fire Pink Trio will perform on Nov.
21 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $15 for the general public, and $12 for members/students/
seniors. An Elite Miss Beauty Pageant will be
held at the NCA on Nov. 7. For more information, call 464-8100, e-mail to [email protected], or visit http://newtonconoverauditorium.org. Call 1-800-838-3006
to purchase tickets for any of these events.
HICKORY – The Lenoir-Rhyne Playmakers
have announced plans to host “Twelfth Night”
by William Shakespeare on Nov. 11-15 in the
Belk Centrum Theatre on the college campus.
“Twelfth Night” is Shakespeare’s beloved comedy of mistaken identity, misguided romance,
and madcap shenanigans. For more information, contact Joshua Yoder by e-mail at Joshua.
[email protected], or call 328-7161. You can also
obtain more information by visiting www.lr.edu.
Puddingstone to perform at
Newton venue on Dec. 20
NEWTON – The Green Room Community Theatre has announced plans to host its annual
holiday concert with local group, Puddingstone
at the Old Post Office Playhouse at 10 South
Main Avenue in downtown Newton. Puddingstone will perform on Dec. 20 at 7 p.m., and
tickets cost $15 for adults, and $5 for children
ages 12 and under. Puddingstone plays a wide
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instruments. For more information, call 4646128, or visit www.thegreenroomtheatre.org.
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WPS announces upcoming
performances
HICKORY – The Western Piedmont Symphony (WPS) will continue its 51st season on
Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m., at the PE Monroe Auditorium on the Lenoir-Rhyne University campus
in Hickory. The next Masterworks concert will
feature Daniel Tosky on bass. Tickets will cost
$7 to $32. WPS will also host a special holiday
show called, Krugers, Kontras, and Christmas
on Nov. 21 at 7 p.m., and Nov. 22 at 3 p.m., at
the SALT Block Auditorium at 243 3rd Avenue
NE in Hickory. Advance tickets should be purchased by Nov. 11, and the Nov. 21 show will
include a silent auction and heavy hors d’ oeuvres. The WPS Youth Symphony will present
its fall concert on Nov. 23 at 7 p.m., at the SALT
Block Auditorium. Tickets cost $7 per person.
For more information or to purchase tickets,
call WPS at 324-8603, e-mail to [email protected], or visit www.WPSymphony.org.
The Green Room to
present ‘Mary Poppins’
NEWTON – The Green Room Community Theatre will continue its 2015-2016 by presenting
the Disney classic, “Mary Poppins” at the Old
Post Office Playhouse at 10 South Main Avenue
in downtown Newton. This Broadway musical
adaptation includes all your favorite characters
joined by an energetic cast in many magical
and memorable adventures, and even grownups can learn a lesson or two. Performance
dates are scheduled for Nov. 20, 21, 22, 27, 28,
29, Dec. 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, and 13. Friday and Saturday shows are at 8 p.m., and Sunday shows
are at 3 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling 464-6128 on Wednesday through Friday
from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., throughout the run
of the show. You can also obtain more information by visiting www.thegreenroomtheatre.org.
HMA to host numerous
fall events
HICKORY – The Hickory Museum of Art (HMA)
at 243 3rd Avenue NE on the SALT Block in
Hickory has announced it will host a reception
and gallery walk with Wink Gaines on Nov.
6 at 8 p.m. Gaines is a self-taught naturalist
and former journalist specializing in wildlife
photography. HMA and faculty and students
from CVCC’s Applied Arts Department will
host Light Impressions: A Day of Photographic
Discovery on Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A holiday open house and festival will be held
on Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event
will feature live music from the Quick Walkers
from 12 to 4 p.m., area artists, refreshments,
and more. A Black Friday fundraising event will
be held on Nov. 27 from 7 to 10 p.m., and will
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41st annual Angels of the Art brunch from 10
a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Lake Hickory Country
Club in Hickory. The event will also feature a
silent and live auction. For more information,
call 327-8576, or visit www.HickoryArt.org.
adventures of small-time con man Harold Hill
who comes to swindle the folks of River City,
only to be undone when he falls in love with the
town librarian. Tickets cost $20 for adults and
$14 on Thursdays; $18 for seniors, and $10
for youth and students. For more information,
visit www.hickorytheatre.org, or call 328-2283.
Hickory Community Theatre
LRU to host art exhibit for
to host two productions
125th anniversary
HICKORY – Hickory Community Theatre at 30
3rd Street NW in downtown Hickory has announced its next production for its 2015-2016
season, “The Curious Case of the Watson
Intelligence.” The production is about Watson, Sherlock Holmes’ sidekick; Alexander
Bell’s engineer; the super-computer Jeopardy!
champ; and a techno-dweeb looking for love.
Four constant companions become one in
this witty, time-jumping tale about the people
and machines upon which we all depend. Performances will be held on Nov. 6, 7, 12, 13,
14, 19, 20, and 21. All performances will be
held in the Firemen’s Kitchen, and the show
is rated R. Thursday shows will start at 7:30
p.m., Friday and Saturday shows will start at
8 p.m., and Sunday shows will start at 2:30
p.m. Tickets cost $16 per person. HCT will
then present the family musical, “The Music
Man” in the Jeffers Theatre on Dec. 4, 5, 10,
11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, and 20. Follow the mis-
HICKORY – As part of its 125th anniversary,
Lenoir-Rhyne University (LRU) in Hickory is
currently hosting an art exhibit celebrating the
talent of local artists from the Hickory metro
area. The exhibit will be on display through
Dec. 12 at the Carl A. Rudisill Library which
located on the university campus. The adjudicated art exhibit features 60-70 works of art,
created in various media. The public is invited
to view the exhibit throughout the duration of
the show during regular library hours which
are Sunday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to
9 p.m.; Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information or questions about the exhibit, contact
Clay James by e-mail at [email protected]
You can also visit the LRU Art Department Facebook page to learn more about upcoming
events and programs. You can also obtain more
information about LRU by visiting www.lr.edu.
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Zumbathon to be held at
Mill Creek Middle School
CLAREMONT – SF 360 and Ashley’s Angels have announced that they will host a
Zumbathon glow in the dark party night on
Nov. 14 beginning at 6 p.m. The event will
be held at Mill Creek Middle School at 1411
Shiloh Road in Claremont. The event will benefit Trevor L., a Bandys High School student
battling cancer; and the Sandbox organization. Tickets cost $20 per person and includes
a goody bag with a glow in the dark T-shirt,
and other items. Glow in the dark makeup
and hair products and snacks will also be
provided. An after party will be held at the
Landing Restaurant at 4491 Slanting Bridge
Road in Sherrills Ford. For more information
call Mill Creek Middle or Bandys High School.
Newton to host horseshoe
tournament in November
NEWTON – The Newton Parks and Recreation Department have announced plans to
host its annual Turkey Trot horseshoe tournament at Westside/Jaycee Park on West J
Street in Newton. The tournament is a two person team round robin format, and will be held
on Nov. 21 at 10:30 a.m. The cost to register
is $10 per team, and teams must register by
9 p.m., on Nov. 12. Entry forms are available
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CLAREMONT – The Bunker Hill High School
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in November. The tournament will be held on
Nov. 27 beginning at 4 p.m., and on Nov. 28
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CATAWBA – The Historical Association of
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HICKORY – The Hickory Foundation YMCA
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BANDYS HIGH SCHOOL
2015-2016
MEN’S WRESTLING
SCHEDULE
BUNKER HILL
HIGH SCHOOL
2015-2016 MEN’S
WRESTLING SCHEDULE
MAIDEN HIGH SCHOOL
2015-2016
MEN’S WRESTLING
SCHEDULE
NEWTON-CONOVER
HIGH SCHOOL 2015-2016
MEN’S WRESTLING
SCHEDULE
Nov. 24 – Bandys at Kings Mountain
Nov. 28 – Bunker Hill at Bandys
Dec. 1 – West Iredell at Bandys
Dec. 5 – Bandys at St. Stephens
Dec. 8 – Fred T. Foard and Mooresville
at Bandys
Dec. 12 – Bandys at Alleghany
Dec. 15 – Bandys at East Burke
Dec. 18 – Lincolnton at Bandys
Dec. 19 – Bandys at Fred T. Foard
Dec. 22 – Bandys at West Wilkes
Jan. 3 – Bandys at Alexander Central
Jan. 5 – Bandys at Maiden
Jan. 8 – Bandys at Bunker Hill
Jan. 15 – Newton-Conover at Bandys
Jan. 22 – East Lincoln at Bandys
Jan. 26 – Bandys at West Caldwell
Nov. 20 – Bunker Hill at East Lincoln
Nov. 24 – Bunker Hill at Hibriten
Nov. 28 – Bunker Hill at Bandys
Dec. 1 – Bunker Hill at North Wilkes
Dec. 5 – Bunker Hill at St. Stephens
Dec. 11 – Newton-Conover at Bunker Hill
Dec. 18 – East Lincoln at Bunker Hill
Dec. 19 – Bunker Hill at Statesville
Dec. 21 – Bunker Hill at Fred T. Foard
Dec. 22 – Bunker Hill at West Wilkes
Dec. 30 – North Iredell at Bunker Hill
Jan. 5 – Bunker Hill at Lincolnton
Jan. 8 – Bandys at Bunker Hill
Jan. 15 – Bunker Hill at Statesville
Jan. 19 – Bunker Hill at West Caldwell
Jan. 22 – Bunker Hill at Maiden
Jan. 26 – West Lincoln at Bunker Hill
Nov. 13 – North Lincoln at Maiden
Nov. 23 – Maiden at Statesville
Nov. 28 – Maiden at North Henderson
Dec. 1 – St. Stephens at Maiden
Dec. 8 – Maiden at West Wilkes
Dec. 12 – Maiden at Piedmont
Dec. 15 – Maiden at East Gaston
Dec. 18 – West Caldwell at Maiden
Dec. 22 – Maiden Christmas Classic
Dec. 29-30 – Maiden at East Burke
Jan. 5 – Bandys at Maiden
Jan. 8-9 – Maiden at Dreher
in Columbia, SC
Jan. 15 – East Lincoln at Maiden
Jan. 19 – Maiden at Lincolnton
Jan. 22 – Bunker Hill at Maiden
Jan. 26 – Newton-Conover at Maiden
Nov. 19 – Newton-Conover at North Gaston
Nov. 21 – Newton-Conover at Hough
Nov. 23 – North Lincoln at Newton-Conover
Dec. 1 – Newton-Conover at Alexander Central
Dec. 5 – Newton-Conover at Reagan
Dec. 8 – St. Stephens at Newton-Conover
Dec. 11 – Newton-Conover at Bunker Hill
Dec. 18-19 – Red Devil Duals at Newton-Conover
Dec. 21-22 – Newton-Conover at Chapel-Hill
Dec. 30 – Newton-Conover at Patton
Jan. 5 – Newton-Conover at East Lincoln
Jan. 8 – Lincolnton at Newton-Conover
Jan. 15 – Newton-Conover at Bandys
Jan. 19 – Newton-Conover
at Southlake Christian Academy
Jan. 22 – West Caldwell at Newton-Conover
Jan. 26 – Newton-Conover at Maiden
Numerous hunting
education classes scheduled
a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Catawba Valley Wildlife
Club at 2705 Lynn Mountain Road in Vale. In
Denver, a course will be held on Nov. 9 and
10 from 5:30 to 9 p.m., at Denver Defense
at 1417 Highway 16 North in Denver. In Lincolnton, a course will be held on Nov. 13 from
6 to 10 p.m., and Nov. 14 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.;
and again on Dec. 11 from 6 to 10 p.m., and
Dec. 12 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Lincolnton
Sportsman Club at 389 Horseshoe Lake Road
in Lincolnton. In Taylorsville, a course will be
held on Nov. 7 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Catawba Valley Community College at 345 Industrial
Boulevard in Taylorsville. There is no minimum
age requirement, and participants need to preregister for the classes. More than a firearm
safety course, instruction includes ethics and
responsibility, conservation and wildlife management, wildlife identification, survival and
first aid, specialty hunting and tree stand safety. Courses are a minimum of 6 hours, and certification is accepted in every state and province in North America. For more information, or
to register for a class, visit www.ncwildlife.org.
RALEIGH – The NC Wildlife Resources
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the months of November and December.
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BUNKER HILL
HIGH SCHOOL 2015-2016
MEN’S & WOMEN’S
BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
BANDYS HIGH SCHOOL
2015-2016
MEN’S & WOMEN’S
BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
Nov. 18 – West Iredell at Bandys
Nov. 20 – Fred T. Foard at Bandys
Nov. 23 – Bandys at West Iredell
Nov. 24 – Bandys at Fred T. Foard
Dec. 2 – St. Stephens at Bandys
Dec. 4 – Lake Norman at Bandys
Dec. 8 – South Iredell at Bandys
Dec. 11 – East Lincoln at Bandys
Dec. 15 – Bandys at West Caldwell
Dec. 18 – Bandys at Lincolnton
Jan. 5 – Maiden at Bandys
Jan. 8 – Bunker Hill at Bandys
Jan. 15 – Bandys at West Lincoln
Jan. 19 – Newton-Conover at Bandys
Jan. 22 – Bandys at East Lincoln
Jan. 26 – West Caldwell at Bandys
Jan. 29 – Lincolnton at Bandys
Feb. 2 – Bandys at Maiden
Feb. 5 – Bandys at Bunker Hill
Feb. 9 – West Lincoln at Bandys
Feb. 12 – Bandys at Newton-Conover
Nov. 18 – North Iredell at Bunker Hill
Nov. 20 – Bunker Hill at St. Stephens
Nov. 30 – West Wilkes at Bunker Hill
Dec. 4 – St. Stephens at Bunker Hill
Dec. 9 – Fred T. Foard at Bunker Hill
Dec. 11 – Bunker Hill at Maiden
Dec. 15 – West Lincoln at Bunker Hill
Dec. 18 – Bunker Hill at East Lincoln
Dec. 28-30 – Catawba Valley Classic
Jan. 5 – Lincolnton at Bunker Hill
Jan. 8 – Bunker Hill at Bandys
Jan. 12 – Ashe County at Bunker Hill
Jan. 15 – Bunker Hill at Newton-Conover
Jan. 19 – West Caldwell at Bunker Hill
Jan. 22 – Maiden at Bunker Hill
Jan. 26 – Bunker Hill at West Lincoln
Jan. 29 – East Lincoln at Bunker Hill
Feb. 2 – Bunker Hill at Lincolnton
Feb. 5 – Bandys at Bunker Hill
Feb. 9 – Newton-Conover at Bunker Hill
Feb. 12 – Bunker Hill at West Caldwell
MAIDEN HIGH SCHOOL
2015-2016
MEN’S & WOMEN’S
BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
Nov. 23 – Maiden at North Lincoln
Nov. 24 – Maiden at West Iredell
Dec. 1 – South Iredell at Maiden
Dec. 8 – West Iredell at Maiden
Dec. 11 – Bunker Hill at Maiden
Dec. 12 – South Caldwell at Maiden
Dec. 15 – Newton-Conover at Maiden
Dec. 18 – Maiden at West Caldwell
Dec. 21 – Maiden at St. Stephens
Dec. 28-30 – Catawba Valley Classic
Jan. 5 – Maiden at Bandys
Jan. 8 – West Lincoln at Maiden
Jan. 15 – Maiden at East Lincoln
Jan. 19 – Lincolnton at Maiden
Jan. 22 – Maiden at Bunker Hill
Jan. 26 – Maiden at Newton-Conover
Jan. 29 – West Caldwell at Maiden
Feb. 2 – Bandys at Maiden
Jan. 5 – Maiden at West Lincoln
Jan. 9 – East Lincoln at Maiden
Jan. 12 – Maiden at Lincolnton
NEWTON-CONOVER
HIGH SCHOOL 2015-2016
MEN’S & WOMEN’S
BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
Nov. 17 – Newton-Conover at Fred T. Foard
Nov. 20 – Hickory at Newton-Conover
Nov. 24 – St. Stephens at Newton-Conover
Dec. 1 – Newton-Conover at Hickory
Dec. 4 – Fred T. Foard at Newton-Conover
Dec. 11 – West Caldwell at Newton-Conover
Dec. 15 – Newton-Conover at Maiden
Dec. 18 – Newton-Conover at West Lincoln
Dec. 21 – North Wilkes at Newton-Conover
Dec. 28-30 – Catawba Valley Classic
Jan. 5 – East Lincoln at Newton-Conover
Jan. 8 – Newton-Conover at Lincolnton
Jan. 15 – Bunker Hill at Newton-Conover
Jan. 19 – Newton-Conover at Bandys
Jan. 22 – Newton-Conover at West Caldwell
Jan. 26 – Maiden at Newton-Conover
Jan. 29 – West Lincoln at Newton-Conover
Feb. 2 – Newton-Conover at East Lincoln
Feb. 5 – Lincolnton at Newton-Conover
Feb. 9 – Newton-Conover at Bunker Hill
Feb. 12 – Bandys at Newton-Conover
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Winter sports sign-ups
continue in Newton
NEWTON – The Newton Parks and Recreation
Department is currently holding registration for
youth basketball and indoor soccer for boys
and girls. Players must be at least four years
old before the last day of registration and cannot turn 16 before Aug. 31 of the current year
to play basketball. Registration runs through
Nov. 6. Registration is limited in each league.
All players must be at least seven years old
before the final day of registration and cannot
turn 16 before Oct. 15 to play soccer. Registration runs through Nov. 27. Each child must
submit a completed registration card; have a
birth certificate on file; have emergency medical treatment and consent forms on file; have
a signed parental code of ethics on file; if
applicable, pay a $30 non-resident fee (nonrefundable); and return any loaned equipment
from a previous sport. For more information,
call 695-4317, or visit www.newtonnc.gov.
Sherrills Ford Optimist to
hold basketball registration
SHERRILLS FORD – The Sherrills Ford Optimist Club in Sherrills Ford has announced
it will host its 2015-2016 youth basketball
league registration through Nov. 16. Teams
will be put together for boys and girls in kin-
dergarten, 1-2 grade, 3-4 grade, 5-6 grade,
7-8 grade, and 9-12 grade. Practices will begin the first week of December, and games
will begin in early January and run through the
end of February. For more information, questions, or to register, call 478-5711, e-mail to
[email protected], or visit their Facebook page or www.sherrillsfordoptimist.com.
Maggie Daniels Memorial
Run to be held on Nov. 14
NEWTON – Discovery High School has announced plans to host a Run for Maggie, a
5K memorial run and walk honoring Maggie
Daniels and benefiting the memorial scholarship fund that bears her name. The event will
be held on Nov. 14 at 9 a.m., in front of Gurley
Stadium at Newton-Conover High School at
338 West 15th Street in Newton. The cost is
$25 per person for the 5K, and $15 per person
for the fun run. Registration fees will include
a T-shirt. Registration will be accepted until
the race starts. Participants can register at
https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/Newton/RunforMaggie. Registration forms are also available at Discovery High School, Newton-Conover High School, Fleet Feet, Shuford YMCA
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SHERRILLS FORD – The Sherrills Ford/Terrell Rotary Club have announced plans to host
their seventh annual Reindeer Romp 5K and
one mile fun on Dec. 12 at the Camp Dogwood
facility at 7050 Camp Dogwood Drive in Sherrills Ford. The event will kick off at 8 a.m., and
will feature visitors from the North Pole, refreshments, give-a-ways, and other special events.
In the 5K, awards will be given to the top three
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Maiden Recreation Dept.
to host various classes
MAIDEN – The Maiden Recreation Department
at 207 East Klutz Street in Maiden will host karate classes for men and women ages four and
up every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 8:30
p.m. The program offers free demonstrations,
physical fitness, self control, and meditation.
For more information or questions, call Johnny
Stinson at 215-0775. Zumba classes will be
held every Monday and Wednesday from 6:30
to 7:30 p.m. Classes cost $3 per class, or $25
for 10 classes. Classes are taught by Julie Carroll and Angela Fowler. Kindergym classes for
children ages 2-5 will be held every Wednesday from 5:30 to 6 p.m., for $20 per month.
The class focuses on body positions, balance, coordination, and basic tumbling skills.
Tumbling classes are for children ages 5 and
up. The class focuses on rolls, handstands,
cartwheels, walk overs, round-offs, handsprings, as well stretching and strengthening
exercises. The class is held every Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m., for $30 per month. For
more information, call 428-5000, 428-5022
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Newton to host children’s
gymnastics classes
NEWTON – The Newton Parks and Recreation Department at 23 South Brady Avenue
in downtown Newton will offer gymnastics
classes for children ages four and older from 4
to 7 p.m., every Wednesday. Classes cost $40
per month, and discounts are available. The
instructor is Jeff Brock, who has more than 30
years of teaching experience specializing in
recreational, preschool and tumbling classes.
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skills, as well as strength and flexibility training. To register, call Brock at 244-7446 or the
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25. Pale
26. Fighters
30. ___ Onto; Attach Oneself
35. _____ And Behold
36. Take The _____; Take
Blame
37. Convex Molding
38. In Opposition To
41. Gives Or Contributes
43. Put The Ball In Play
(Tennis)
44. Unhappy
45. Consume
46. Elm Or Oak
47. Ones Who Express Love
50. Journey
53. Basketball’s Target
54. Declines
58. Fell Into Disuse
62. God Of Love
63. Raise Spirits
66. Otherwise
67. Dreadful Or Terrible
68. Explorers, ____ And Clark
69. To Be Defeated
70. Kernel
71. Stairs
72. Ooze Slowly As Fluid
DOWN
1. Aquatic Bird
2. Duct Or Masking
3. Part Of The Eye
4. Give Or Donate
5. Ones Who Accumulate
6. Decide
7. Allow
8. Sketches
9. Alaska’s, _____ Palin
10. US _____; Golf Major
11. Walk In Shallow Water
12. _____ On; Incites
13. Observes
21. Building Wing
23. Synthetic Fiber
25. Horned Viper
MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND THE 11TH ANNUAL VETERAN’S
FESTIVAL AND PARADE IN DOWNTOWN CATAWBA ON
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14
Festivities will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Main Street
in downtown Catawba, and the parade will start at 2 p.m.
The festival will feature activities for children, including
games, train rides, facepainting, inflatables, and more!
Other activities will include arts and crafts vendors, live music
by One Paper Crane and the Piedmont Percussion Program,
food vendors, business information booths, and so much more!
All area veterans are invited to view the parade from a special
seating area. Area residents and business owners are encouraged
to decorate their homes, businesses, churches, parade, and festival
entries in honor of the patriotic festivities. For more information, call
Catawba Town Hall at 241-2215, or visit www.townofcatawbanc.org.
26. Blare
27. Jolly _____; Pirate’s Flag
28. Mindful
29. Rodent
31. Actress, _____ Gardner
32. Carries
33. Shoe Attachment For
Traction
34. Entertainers
39. “_____ Got A Secret”
40. Aeries
41. Beaver’s Project
42. Without Scent
44. Tree Secretion
48. Estuary
49. Actuates
51. Staggers
52. Small Land Mass
54. Burgundies And Maroons
55. Toledo Lake
56. Golfer’s Warning
57. Pre-Owned
59. Blackthorn
60. Latin I Verb
61. Bottomless
64. Wonder Or Veneration
65. Gratuity
By James Loftin. The
Answer Key is on Page 2.
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PROBUS Club to meet in
Mooresville on Nov. 17
MOORESVILLE – The PROBUS Club of
Lake Norman is a nonprofit and nonsectarian
club formed to advance intellectual and cultural interests among retired and semi-retired
professional and business persons and their
spouses. The next meeting will be on Nov.
17 at the Berea Baptist Church Fellowship
Hall at 1015 River Highway in Mooresville.
The meeting will begin at 10 a.m., for a coffee social, a brief business meeting, and then
a presentation by Dr. Ashley Oliphant who is
an associate professor of English and the faculty fellow for the Francis Center for Servant
Leadership at Pfeiffer University. For more
information, e-mail to [email protected]
Newton to host annual
luminary project
NEWTON – Nov. 29 marks the beginning of the
Newton Appearance Commission’s “A Time
to Remember” luminary project. Remember
lost loved ones by placing their names on the
memorial board at Yount Park at the corner of
East A Street and College Avenue in Newton.
The memorial display is available 24 hours a
day running through Jan. 1. To add your loved
one’s name to the remembrance list, call Marcie Winkler at 695-4317, or e-mail to mwin-
[email protected] If a name has been dis- Hmong New Year; Nov. 17, music with Sentiplayed in the past, there is no need to call. The mental Journey; Nov. 18, making mini pumpkin
deadline to place a name on the list is Nov. 6. pies; Nov. 23, Medicare Advantage plans. To
reserve a spot, call Robyn Curtis at 455-4133.
Seniors programs planned
Seniors Morning Out is a free half-day program held on Monday through Thursday for
for surrounding areas
CATAWBA, MAIDEN, & NEWTON – The Cla- ages 60 and older from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
remont/Catawba/Sherrills Ford area Seniors For more information, call 695-5610, or visit
Morning Out (SMO) program at Center United www.MealsonWheelsofCatawbaCounty.org.
Methodist Church at 4945 Sherrills Ford Road
in Catawba; the Maiden SMO program at the
Maiden Community Center at 207 East Klutz
Street in Maiden; and the Newton SMO program at First Presbyterian Church at 701 North
Main Street in Newton have announced some
of the highlights for the month of October.
The Claremont/Catawba/Sherrills Ford SMO
highlights include: Nov. 11, fire safety BINGO; Nov. 12, fall prevention; Nov. 17, jewelry
making; Nov. 18, diabetic eye diseases and
prevention; Nov. 19, corn hole, horseshoes,
birdie toss, Thanksgiving crafts, and making
apple dumplings. To reserve a spot, contact
site manager, Wendy Thomas at 320-0434.
Maiden SMO highlights include: Nov. 9, update on veterans benefits; Nov. 16, proper nutrition; Nov. 18, making pumpkin parfaits; Nov.
24, music with Sentimental Journey. To reserve
a spot, contact Loretta Hefner at 320-5966.
Newton SMO highlights include: Nov. 10,
learn to make lapel pins; Nov. 11, experience
Catawba UMC to host
numerous events
CATAWBA – Catawba United Methodist
Church at 207 East Central Avenue in downtown Catawba has announced that numerous
church members will meet to work on several
outreach projects on Nov. 7 at 9:15 a.m. On Nov.
14, the ladies will have a booth at the Town of
Catawba Veteran’s Day Festival and Parade on
Main Street. The church will also have an entry
in the parade which begins at 2 p.m. Shoebox
gifts for Operation Christmas Child are being
collected in November with a goal of 130. All
boxes will be dedicated on Nov. 15 when the
GYT group leads both services. On Nov. 22,
Catawba UMC will worship at Catawba Baptist
Church at 6 p.m. Pastor Stephen Shytle will be
the guest preacher, and a fellowship time will
follow. For more information, call the church
office at 241-4868, e-mail to [email protected], or visit www.catawbaumc.org.
Bethlehem UMC schedules
various November events
CLAREMONT – Bethlehem United Methodist Church 3214 Catawba Street in Claremont
will host a community Thanksgiving service on
Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. The November mission project will be collecting food, funds, and toiletries
for ECCCM. The UMW is collecting new and
gently used coats, scarves, gloves, and caps
for the Coats for Kids campaign through the
Salvation Army through November. Containers are located in the old kitchen and in the
Family Life Center. The senior citizens are collecting money for Pandoras Box through Nov.
23. Make checks payable to Bethlehem Senior
Citizens, in memo write JIRDC or Pandoras
Box. Call Nell Wintzer at 241-2674 for more
information. The church will sponsor a holiday
Angel Tree to help local children and families.
All gifts need to be turned in by Dec. 13. The
tree will be located in the room behind the choir
loft in the Sanctuary. Walking With Faith is a Bible study followed by a short exercise session
will meet every Tuesday at 7 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall. This class is for all ages and the
exercise is for all different levels. The Hands
at Work group meet every first and third Monday of the month from 10 to 11 a.m. For more
information, call the church office at 459-7480,
or e-mail to [email protected]
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First Baptist Church to host Bethany UCC announces
upcoming events
The Webb’s on Dec. 6
CLAREMONT – First Baptist Church of Claremont at 4791 South Depot Street in Claremont has announced it will host The Webb’s
in concert on Dec. 6 at the 11 a.m., worship
service. Everyone throughout the area is
invited to attend this Christmas and spiritual concert. For more information or questions, call the church office at 459-7110.
First United Methodist
plans numerous events
NEWTON – First United Methodist Church at
300 North Main Avenue in downtown Newton
has announced it will host the Hickory Rings
handbell choir on Nov. 17 in the Sanctuary
at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to
the public. Prior to the concert, the church will
also host a traditional Thanksgiving meal beginning at 6 p.m. Donations will be accepted
for the meal, and those attending are asked
to RSVP by Nov. 15 by calling the church office or at the church Web site. A “Surviving
the Holidays” workshop for those dealing with
grief during the holiday season will be held
on Nov. 15 from 3 to 5 p.m. For more information or questions, call the church office at
464-8422, or visit www.fumcnewtonnc.org.
CLAREMONT – Bethany United Church of
Christ at 2952 Bethany Church Road in Claremont has announced that faith formation
for adults continues every Monday with Bible
study from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The current study
is the book of 2 Samuel. Adult discussion
group meets every Sunday mornings from
9:30 to 10:20 a.m. Living the Questions 2.0, an
introduction to progressive Christianity continues throughout the month of November. The
course is taught by Larry Sink and Rev. Colleen
Samson. The Linked in New Creative (LINC)
Ministry will offer a community Thanksgiving
service on Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. Community members will speak briefly about LINC, and a service will include multiple scriptures and songs.
Refreshments will be served following the service, and a LINC choir will sing the anthem for
the evening. Bethany’s Young Disciples meet
on Sunday Mornings during the 10:30 a.m.
worship hour. The church youth and the After
School All Stars will present a Christmas program on Dec. 13 at 4 p.m. For more information about the youth programs, call Megan at
446-7860. For more information or questions
about any of the church programs, call the
church office at 464-5194, visit www.BethanyUccClaremont.org, or their Facebook page.
Town & Country Tire
And Service Center
2ND ANNUAL
TOY DRIVE
Town & Country Tire And Service Center
At 2883 North Oxford Street
In Claremont Along With The
Flower’s Auto Parts Company,
Is Collecting New Unwrapped Toys
To Give To The Less Fortunate In
The Area Through November 30.
Town & Country Tire And Service Center
Will Install New Wiper Blades
($21.81 Value) On Your Vehicle
For Free When You Drop Off A Toy.
Town & Country Tire And Service Center
Will Help Distribute The Toys To
Children In Local Schools & Churches.
For More Information Or Questions,
Call Jimmy Or Lori Freeman At 459.4494.
THANK YOU
FOR LETTING
US HELP
YOU WITH
ALL OF YOUR
AUTOMOTIVE
NEEDS!
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Jesus is in that house: Mark 2:1-11
FROM THE PULPIT
BY REV. DENNIS J. RICHARDS, SR., D.MIN., D.D.
A
Christian home is one where Christ is
in the center of it. When Christ is in a
home, everyone will know it. As it was
when He entered the house in Capernaum, so
will it be when He enters your home. When
Christ comes in your home, others will know
it. It’s not hard to get Christ into your house.
He stands ready to enter whenever the invitation is given to Him. Christ in the home means:
Reading His Word; Prayer; Faithfulness to Him
and His Church; and Right Living. Christ is not
in your home if the Word of God is neglected,
prayer is omitted, and sin is endorsed. He
wants to enter our homes today for a purpose.
Why does He desire to enter our homes today?
HE ENTERS HOMES TO BLESS
The Saviour can’t stay in your house without
bestowing a blessing upon its household (Mark
1:29-33). Jesus enters the home of Simon and
Andrew. Simon’s mother-in-law is sick with a
fever. When Jesus heard of it, He took her by
the hand and lifted her up and the fever left
her. While He remained in the house until the
setting of the sun, people came from everywhere, bringing those who were diseased. Jesus does not enter into homes for His comfort,
but for the blessing that He can give to others.
In the story Mark 2, Jesus is in the home
in Capernaum, a crowd gathered to Him, so
there was no more room to receive Him. Four
men brought a man sick of the palsy to Jesus.
When they couldn’t get in, they let him down
thru a hole in the roof. He saw the faith of the
four men and said to the man sick with the
palsy, “Son, your sins be forgiven you” (Mark
2:5). Can’t you see that our Lord waits to enter your home to give a blessing? He enters
to bring blessings to those who need Him.
HE ENTERS HOMES TO COMFORT
There is not one here who will not at some
time fail so miserably that your heart will be
broken. Without Christ, lives are doomed for
destruction. The disciples were assembled on
the day of the resurrection (John 20:19). They
were afraid for their own lives. They thought the
same crowd might crucify them also. But thank
God, closed doors cannot keep out the Saviour.
He came in the midst and said, “Peace be unto
you.” Fear soon transplanted with gladness
when they saw the Lord. The same thing could
happen to you. His presence will bring comfort
and gladness. Whatever your fear may be, let
Jesus enter and His presence will dispel fear.
At some time death enters every home to take
away a loved one from us. In such an hour Je-
First Baptist Church
4791 South Depot Street, Claremont
459-7110
Rev. Dennis J. Richards: Pastor, Doctor Of Ministry & Doctor Of Divinity
Rev. Jerry Teague: Associate Pastor/Educational Director
Sunday Schedule
Sunday School – 9:45 AM
Morning Worship – 11 AM
Children’s Church – 11 AM
Evening Worship – 6 PM
Wednesday Schedule
Wednesday Night Service – 7 PM
RA’s And GA’s Meeting – 7 PM
Sunday Prayer Breakfast – 8:30 AM
Every Third Sunday Of The Month
Plan To Worship With Us This Sunday! We Love The Lord, Each Other And We Love You!
sus stands ready to comfort. He comforts with
words, and tells of glories beyond (John 14:16). Christ can do what all flowers, cards, and
friends cannot do. He can give abiding comfort.
HE ENTERS HOMES
TO BIND THEM TOGETHER
This is a day of broken homes but how many
homes have been saved by the Master’s presence? It’s His presence that binds together. If
there is a lack of unity in the home, it is because
Christ is not properly recognized. Allow the Spirit of the loving Christ to enter your home today.
HE ENTERS HOMES TO RAISE THE DEAD
The daughter of Jairus was very sick when
Jesus was approached by the father. While on
the way to the house, news came that she was
dead. Christ said, “Fear not, believe only and she
shall be made whole” (Luke 8:50). When He arrived, Jesus put out professional mourners and
with Peter, James, and John and the parents,
He entered in the room of death. Jesus bent
over the child, took her hand, and said, “Maid,
Arise” (Luke 8:54). The girl arose straightway.
Don’t misunderstand me. I’m not saying that
Christ in your home will keep you or your loved
ones from dying or will raise you from a physical death. These miracles had a definite purpose and illustrate the power of Christ to perform spiritual resurrection, which requires as
much power as physical resurrection. Here is
the point I want to make: Christ enters homes
to raise the spiritually
dead. Your home may
not be a united Christian home. Some
members of your family may still be lost,
but if you are saved,
you have the opportunity of taking Christ
into your home and
by your testimony of
Him, help the spiritually dead to be raised
unto life everlasting.
Is Jesus in your
RICHARDS
home? If so, He is
there to bless, to comfort, to bind and to raise
the spiritually dead. If He is not in your home,
please let Him in. You can’t have a Christian
home without Christ first being in your heart.
Some here should rededicate their lives and
take a stand for building a Christian home.
Though you are saved, your life may not be
what Christ wants it to be. Resolve that your
home is going to be a Christian home. This
means Christ is in the center of your home.
The Rev. Dennis J. Richards, Sr., D.,
Min., D.D. is the Minister of First Baptist
Church of Claremont. For more information, call the church office at 459-7110.
BETHLEHEM
United Methodist Church
3214 Catawba Street, Claremont, NC
(One Block North of Main Street)
Rev. Dennis Marshall, Pastor
E-Mail: [email protected]
(828) 459-7480
• Sunday Worship At 9:39 AM And 11:00 AM
• Nursery Care & Children’s Church During Worship
• Casual Dress Welcome
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Olivet Baptist Church to
host a number of events
CATAWBA – Olivet Baptist Church at 7893
Monbo Road in Catawba has announced
plans to host The Little’s in concert on Nov.
29 at 10:30 a.m., in the church Sanctuary. A
love offering will be collected during the event.
A special community Thanksgiving covered
dish meal will be held on Nov. 24 from 6:30
to 8 p.m. A handbell concert will be held on
Nov. 22 and Dec. 6 during the 10:30 a.m.,
worship service. A night of prayer event will
be held on Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. The church men
and boy’s will host their monthly breakfast
on Dec. 6 at 8 a.m. For more information,
call the church office at 478-3118, e-mail to
[email protected], or visit www.obcnc.org.
will be held. A handling the holidays workshop
will be held on Nov. 7 at 2 p.m., in the Lounge.
This free workshop is for anyone who finds
in difficult to manage grief during the holiday
season. The church is currently collecting food
for the Claremont Elementary School Backpack Program. A concert featuring the Fortify
Trio will be held on Nov. 21 at 6 p.m., in the
Sanctuary to help pay the medical bills Richard Brown. A suggested admission fee is $10,
but a love offering will also be taken. Refreshments will also be served during the intermission. For more information, call the church
office at 459-2161, e-mail to [email protected]
stmarksclaremont.org, or visit www.stmarksclaremont.org or the church Facebook page.
Denver church to host
St. Mark’s Lutheran makes holiday themed events
November announcements DENVER – Lake Norman Lutheran Church
CLAREMONT – St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
at 3216 West Main Street in downtown Claremont has announced that One-derful Wednesday’s will be held every Wednesday through
Nov. 18. A meal will be served at 5:15 p.m. in
the Family Life Center, followed by activities
for children, teens, and adults from 6 to 7 p.m.
A donation of $5 for adults and $3 for children
is suggested to pay for the meal. Nov. 15 will
be Congregation Sunday, and only one service
at 1445 Highway 16 North in Denver has announced plans to host a special Thanksgiving Eve Service on Nov. 25 at 11 a.m., and
again at 7 p.m. The church will also host the
Denver Christmas Tree Lighting celebration
at 5:30 p.m., on Nov. 29. The lighting of the
Christmas tree will be held at 6:45 p.m. For
more information, call the church office at
(704) 483-2130, e-mail to [email protected]
com, or visit www.lakenormanlutheran.com.
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
3216 West Main Street
Downtown Claremont
459.2161
www.stmarksclaremont.org
Service Times: Sunday – 8:15 AM And 10:30 AM
Enjoy a cup of coffee and some fellowship
every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in the Naive.
For more information or questions, call the
church office, or visit our Facebook page.
Augustana Lutheran Church Tri-City Baptist to host
Thanksgiving celebration
to host free breakfast
HICKORY – Augustana Lutheran Church at
1523 16th Street SE in Hickory will co-sponsor
a free community all you can eat Thanksgiving
day breakfast with Thrivent Financial on Nov.
26 from 7 to 10 a.m. The menu will include
scrambled eggs, grits, bacon, sausage, biscuits, toast, pancakes, coffee, milk, and orange
juice. No reservations are needed to attend.
For more information, call the church office
at 328-6706, or visit www.augustanalcms.org.
Center UMC to host fall
bazaar on Nov. 7
CATAWBA – Center United Methodist Church
at 4945 Sherrills Ford Road in Catawba has
announced plans to host its annual fall bazaar
on Nov. 7 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will
feature baked goods, canned foods, handmade
items, metal works, wood works, pottery, crafts,
jewelry, and more for sale. A silent auction and
a raffle featuring a chance to win a vacation
home in Ft. Myers, FL for a week, a handmade
quilt, a Bella Luce necklace/bracelet set, and
a Thanksgiving dinner basket. The church
men will also be selling breakfast and lunch
items. For more information, call the church
office at 241-9627, e-mail to [email protected]
gmail.com, or visit the church Facebook page.
CONOVER – Tri-City Baptist Church at 1409
North Highway 16 in Conover will host a
Thanksgiving celebration on Nov. 24 from
5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event will start with a
Thanksgiving feast with all the fixins, followed
by a worship service. The event is free, and
everyone throughout the area is invited. For
more information or questions, call the church
office at 465-6644, or visit www.tcbc.org.
Rehobeth UMC schedules
fundraiser for Nov. 14
TERRELL – Rehobeth United Methodist Church
at 9297 Sherrills Ford Road in Terrell will host
its annual BBQ fundraiser on Nov. 14 from 11
a.m. until in the Fellowship Hall. The cost is
$10 per adult and $5 for children 10 and under,
and will be served family style. Sandwiches are
also available only as a takeout items, and are
$4 each. Take-out plates are $10 per plate regardless of age. The menu consists of barbecue, sauce, sweet potatoes, slaw, applesauce,
rolls, pickles, dessert, tea, and coffee. Everyone throughout the area is invited to attend.
For more information, call the church office
at 478-2518, e-mail to [email protected], or visit http://rehobethumc.org.
Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church NALC
3180 West Main Street, Claremont
828.459.7195
Sunday School - 9:30 AM
Morning Worship - 10:30 AM
Other Services By Announcement
“Your Friendly Neighborhood Church”
www.mtcalvarynalc.org
BETHANY UCC
2952 BETHANY CHURCH ROAD, CLAREMONT, NC
828.464.5194
www.BethanyUccClaremont.org
Sunday Adult Faith Formation – 9:30 AM
Sunday Worship – 10:30 AM
Youth & Teens Meet Weekly
Bethany Is A Community of
Justice and Peace Serving The Needs
Of People On Their Spiritual Journey
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