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Wednesday, 17 June 2015 00:00

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Haywood radio club annual Field Day

The Haywood County Amateur Radio Club will host its annual Field Day activities form 2 p.m. Saturday, June 27, to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 28, in the vacant field in front of the historic Shook House in downtown Clyde.

The event is a contest/demonstration of amateur radio operators that involves setting up radios, computers, living quarters, radio towers, public education and demonstration areas without the use of external power. The demonstration is an educational opportunity for the public to learn of the potential assistance amateur radio can provide during loss of communications for extended periods of time. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Memory loss classes offered in Haywood

“Caregiver College,” a series of six, two-hour lectures for caregivers of people with memory disorders will run through June 30 at the Haywood County Senior Resource Center, 81 Elmwood Way, Waynesville.

Sessions, which will be held from 3:30 to 6 p.m. every Tuesday, are designed to improve caregiver understanding of different aspects of dementia care.

The instructor will be Lisa Verges, MD, a MemoryCare staff physician and Waynesville resident. The cost is $85 and free to caregivers of those actively enrolled in MemoryCare. Scholarship opportunities are available.


To register contact MemoryCare at 828.771.2219 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


NAACP to honor humanitarians

The Jackson County Branch of the NAACP is seeking nominations for the 2015 Humanitarian Award, which will be given in September 2015. 

The award will recognize the work of a person or group in Jackson, Swain or Macon counties who are devoted to the welfare of humanity. 

Nominations are due by Aug. 31 and the award ceremony is Sept. 27. 

828.777-4683 or 828.369.2801.

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