Day Planner


    Deadline for submission of items for the community calendar is 3 p.m. Friday. Items received after that time will be set for the appropriate calendar the following week.

    HAVEN Children’s Advocacy Center is planning a special $5,000 Reverse Raffle fundraiser from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at the historic Hackney Warehouse in downtown Murphy. Only 225 tickets will be sold at $100 each for the dinner, drawing, open bar and fun. Each ticket is a chance to win $5,000, and there will be other options throughout the evening. Tickets can be purchased at the HAVEN office off U.S. 64 East Alternate in Peachtree, from any board member or at the Cherokee Scout in Murphy and Clay County Progress in Hayesville. For details, call 361-5386.
    A kid’s bicycle fundraiser is continuing until Christmas with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Pediatric Cancer Treatment Foundation. A drawing will be held Monday, Dec. 14, to select the winner, who will receive a Yamaha MX kid’s bicycle in time for Christmas. Cost is $5 for one ticket or $20 for five tickets. Tickets may be obtained at Farley Insurance, 1004 U.S. 64 W. in Murphy or by sending a check to PCTF, P.O. Box 1460, Murphy NC 28906. Reference “2020 Kid’s bicycle” and include a telephone number or e-mail where you may be reached. For details, visit the webpage or call Robert W. Trigueros, executive director, at 828-329-9250 or email him at

Sept. 17
    A special Female Veterans Table Talk virtual discussion group will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday. This all-female event is for those who have a desire to interact with other female U.S. military veterans, are interested in receiving information about programs or would like to learn about upcoming hiring events and more. It will be held via Go-To Meeting. For details or to register, contact Leslynn Jones, veterans employment specialist with NCWorks, at or 919-805-2572.

Sept. 19
    The Blairsville Cruisers Car Club will host a cruise-in for members and any car enthusiast from 3-7 p.m. Saturday on the square in downtown Blairsville, Ga. There is no entry fee to display vehicles but a donation would be appreciated to fund the club’s “Shop with a Cruiser” Christmas for local needy kids. Trophies will be given. Those attending are asked to use social distancing and/or facemasks. Everyone is welcome. For details, visit the website or find them on FaceBook at Blairsville Cruisers Car Club.

Sept. 21
    East Polk Public Library will present “All About Apples” at 5:30 p.m. Monday. There will be crafts, apples, fun and apple trivia. Participants need to pre-register by calling 423-548-4004 to reserve a spot to attend and a pick-up activity packet. There is a limit of 12 children for the in person program. Everyone attending is encouraged to follow distancing protocol. For details, call the library at  423-548-4004.

Sept. 24
    Volunteers from Andrews Seventh-day Adventist Church and Marble Springs Baptist Church will distribute Manna Foods from noon-1:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at the Cherokee County Senior Center on the corner of Main and Park streets across the street from Dollar General in Andrews. For details, call Raymond Denton at 835-2694.

Sept. 26
    Mainspring Conservation Trust is requesting volunteers to help with the annual Hiwassee Lake Clean Up from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26. Canoes, boats and paddle boats are also needed for trash removal in the water. Gloves and bags will be provided and can be picked up Sept. 24-25 from the Mainspring office at 46 Valley River Ave. in downtown Murphy. For complete details on this year’s event, visit
    The Bethel-Guidry College Scholarship Golf Tournament, sponsored by Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, will begin with a 9 a.m. shotgun start Saturday, Sept. 26, at Mountain Harbour Golf Course in Hayesville. Entry fee is $100 per golfer. Donations are appreciated as proceeds will provide a high school senior from both Clay County and Towns County, Ga., with college scholarship monies for four years. For details, visit the Good Shepherd website at or email Jose Arias or Sanford Freeman