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Blood Drives

•Wed. Jan. 14, 3pm-7:30pm at Concord Baptist Church; 720 Old Highway 74, Bostic. For appt please call Lydia Jones at 828-245-6130. •Thurs. Jan. 15, 3pm-7:30pm at Crestview Baptist Church; 630 South Church Street, Forest City. For appt please call Sam Edwards at 828-245-1969. •Fri. Jan. 16, 10am-2pm at Lifestyle Wellness and Spa; 247 Oak Street, Forest City. For appt please call Sherry Rawlinson at 828-248-2947.


Beginner Honey Bee School

Sponsored by Rutherford County Beekeepers. We cover a wide range of material to help you get started keeping bees. Five week course, Saturdays 8am-12pm, begins Jan. 17. Cost, $35 per person or $60 per couple. Limited class size. Call 828-980-1823 or email: jacksoncorbin71@yahoo.com


Chase Corner Ministries Thrift Store 

$2 Bag Sale on all clothes and shoes NOW thru Sat. Jan. 10, 8:30am-2:30pm. All proceeds go to help those in need locally! 1604 Chase High Rd., Forest City.


Buffet Breakfast

Sat. Jan. 10, 7am-10am at Gilkey School Community Center. All you can eat! Adults $6, kids 6-12 $3, 5 and under free. Proceeds go to help rebuild the old School.


Crime Stoppers of Rutherford County: Program established for the purpose of obtaining info about criminal activity & fugitive felons. Have information about a crime? Report is anonymously. You do not have to reveal your name. Your info could get you a cash reward. Crime Stoppers, 828-286-8477.

Hospice In Need of Items: Trash bags, laundry detergent, cleaning products dish detergent, Lysol spray, liquid hand soap, paper towels, Kleenex tissue, toilet tissue, etc. Info: 828-245-0095.


Grace of God Rescue Mission needed items: Sectional plates, bowls, plastic forks & spoons, cups, napkins, paper towels, gallon canned foods, personal hygiene items, coffee, sugar & cleaning items. For info, please call 828-245-9141. 


Are You Ok Phone Reassurance Program: Designed to check on senior citizens & help them & their family have peace of mind. Program provides a knowledge that someone cares and will check on them daily. No cost for this program. Contact Lt. Godlock, 828-287-6395. Rutherford Co. Sheriff Office.


Advance Care Planning: Sessions consist of a private consult to understand the purpose and use of living wills and health care powers of attorney. Sessions are free. Call Joey Revis at Hospice of Rutherford County at 828-245-0095 to schedule an appt or for more info.


Rutherford Family Support Group: Meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month, 6pm. Crawford Building; Rutherford Regional. Info: 2-1-1, ask A/B Group.


Al-A-Non Meetings 

Monday evenings newcomers meeting held at 6:30pm. Al-A-Non meeting at 7pm. Friends and family of alcoholics and addicts welcome. Held at the First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main St., Rutherfordton. For more info please call Priscilla, 828-288-2767.

Al-A-Non Family Groups

Patience AFG: Mondays, 7pm at Rutherford UMC. 828-288-2767. Lake Lure AFG; Tuesdays, 7:30pm at Mountains Branch Library. 828-748-8583. Info: www.al-anon.alateen.org


GWRRA NC Chapter NC-P-2

Meets monthly 2nd Tuesday at Ryan’s Steakhouse, Forest City. Eat at 6:30pm, Meet at 7:30pm. Anyone interested in motorcycles is welcome, no matter the brand. Jim Brabb, 828-447-7739.


Coat Give Away

Gilkey School Community Center is still taking Coats and giving them to those in need for one. Now we are taking Blankets, Gloves, and Toboggans. Contacts: Gail Parton at 828-287-4830 or 828-289-5208 or Hilda Roper at 828-287-5673 to arrange a time to get one.


American Legion Post 74

Inaugural Bingo Night, every Thursday, 7pm at the former Green Hill School; 2501 US Hwy. 64/74A, Rutherfordton.


Domestic Violence Education/Support Group

Women who are victims of any kind of domestic abuse, or who never want to be, are invited the first Tuesday of each month 6-8pm. Contact Dr. Johnnie Martin @ 828-286-9590 or Sally Claroni @ 828-245-1390 ext. 104 for more place and more info.


Realtors/Folks Cleaners Coat Drive: Real estate offices around the county have established drop-off points. Coats will be cleaned & distributed thru Yokefellow. Contact: Jim, 828-429-1023.



Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop

We accept donations of food & bedding supplies for dogs/cats waiting to be adopted. Proceeds benefit the Rutherford County Humane Society, a no-kill non-profit 501(C)(3) animal rescue organization. Donations are tax deductible. Open, Fri. & Sat. 828-625-1042. 305 Buffalo Creek Rd., Lake Lure. 

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