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Wednesday, 11 January 2017 00:00

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Sylva church to sponsor blood drive

First United Methodist Church in Sylva is sponsoring a blood drive in conjunction with the American Red Cross from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan 28, in the Asbury Room of the church.

 “There is an urgent need for blood during the holidays, said Mary Corsair, event coordinator. “Please consider donating blood on this day. It is the gift of life.”

Blood donors may call 800.733.2767 or visit to schedule an appointment in advance, or come to the site during the appointed hours. 

First United Methodist Church is located at 77 Jackson St., in downtown Sylva. 828.586.2358.


Hospital to host ‘Woman to Woman’ event

Harris Women’s Care will host a ‘Woman to Woman’ event titled ‘Health, Hope and Happiness thru Midlife and Beyond’ at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12 at Harris Women’s Care at 70 The Village Overlook across the street from Harris Regional Hospital, led by nurse practitioner Kathy Walsh. Walsh sees patients of all ages at Harris Women’s Care. The informal discussion will focus on those issues women experience beginning at midlife and how to stay healthy throughout each phase. 

For information and to RSVP call 828.631.8894.


DA office expands hours in Graham

Beginning Friday, Jan. 6, the District Attorney’s Office will hold regularly scheduled office hours each week in Robbinsville. 

The District Attorney’s Office will be open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. every Friday to give residents of Graham County an opportunity to talk to staff about minor traffic infractions, victim’s rights in pending cases, concerns regarding the administration of justice in Graham County, or just to get to know District Attorney Ashley Welch and the staff.  



Altrusa to hold Soup & Cornbread Day

Altrusa’s Waynesville Chapter will hold the 20th annual Soup and Cornbread Day from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, at First United Methodist Church, 566 Haywood Street, Waynesville. 

Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. All proceeds go toward scholarships for Haywood County students. Tickets are available at the door.


Library offers Google Photos class

The Jackson County Public Library will offer a free class on Google Photos at 5:55 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, in Sylva. 

Google offers free unlimited storage for photos. Learn how to upload and arrange your photos, create albums that you can share with others, edit, and label your pictures. 

You must already have a Gmail account to participate. Participants will need to have basic computer skills, such as typing and the ability to use the mouse, to be successful in this class.

Volunteer Roger Bacon will lead the free class with assistance from library staff member Laura Chapman. Class size is limited to the first 16 people who sign up. To register, call 828.586.2016. 


De-clutter your life

If your New Year's Resolution was to accomplish some cleaning in your home then Clutter Bugs is for you.  

Clutter Bugs, a program to eliminate clutter in your home and life, will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Jan. 24, at the Jackson County Extension Center in Sylva. The program is free but registration is required.  

Call 828.586.4009 to register.

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