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Stuff the Bus
Communities In Schools of Rutherford County kicked off their annual month-long school supply drive at Walmart, Shoppers can drop off donations of schools supplies that will be given to in Rutherford County. Hours: Fri & Sat, 9am-7pm & Sun, 12pm-6pm. As you shop for your school supplies, please consider purchasing a little extra for children who can’t afford to buy them. A list of supplies can be found in the school supply area. 828-288-0228 or email cisrcinfo@gmail.com
Golf Tournament to fight MD
The Smith’s Drug/Tommy Hicks Golf Tournament to Fight MD will be held September 21, 1:30pm at the Forest City Muncipal Golf Course. Captain’s Choice Format – North State Gas $1 million dollar hole in one shot on #7. Sisk Family Ford new 2013 Automobile hole in one front nine attempts on #2. Cash, gifts, prizes, food and beverages. See pro Terry Osteen at the golf course for entry form or call Tommy Hicks at 828-245-7853. 
Chase Corner Ministries 
Back-2-School Sale. Clothes and shoes will be half-price August 1-30. Some restrictions do apply. 1509 Chase High Rd. Forest City.
Music at the Mills
Fri. Aug. 23, 7pm. Supper 6pm. Featuring: Homegrown Music. Union Mills Learning Ctr; Hudlow Rd. Union Mills.
Whitehouse Country Breakfast 
Sat. Aug. 24, 7am-10am. Adults: $5; kids 6-12: $2.50; Under 6: Free. Whitehouse Community Center; 5408 Painters Gap Road Union Mills. 
Carolina Faith Riders 5th Annual Bike Day
Sat. Aug. 24, 10am at old Kmart parking lot; 1493 US 74A Bypass, Spindale. Family friendly bike games, cornhole tourney, music by 3:16 band, free food, drinks & door prizes. 828-289-1944.
Chopped Sirloin Supper
Sat. Aug. 24, 4-8pm at Hopewell-Hollis Community Clubhouse. Adults $8, kids 6-12 $5, under 6 free. 
Washburn Community Outreach Center
Giving away clothes & school supplies Sat. Aug. 24, 10am-2pm. 2934 Piney Mountain Ch Rd Bostic. 828-245-5603. 

Race to the Rock
Sun. Aug. 25; registration at 6:30am, cyclists at 7:30am, runners at 8am. Distance: 5K run or 25-mile bike. The Park’s winding entrance road climbs uphill an average of 7-9%, but the breathtaking 75-mile views of Lake Lure and the Hickory Nut Gorge at the finish line are well worth the effort. 
Mobile Food Pantry
Chase Corner Ministries is co-sponsoring a Mobile Food Pantry on Tues. Aug. 27, 10am. Mountain Creek Baptist Church; 710 Mountain Creek Road in Rutherfordton. Please call 828-247-0096.
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.
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 appointment or for more info.
To All Veterans
American Legion Post 423; 406 Boss Moore Rd., Caroleen. Meeting 1st Monday of each month. Supper at 6pm, meeting at 7pm. Membership drive, $25 per year. We also welcome all transfers from other Legion Post. Info: 828-657-6145.
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. 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.

Free Mental Illness Education 
6 wk Family-to-Family classes are structured to help families understand and support individuals with serious mental illness while maintaining their own well being. There is no cost to participate in Program. Register Now; starts Sun. Sept. 8, 1-4:30pm weekly. United Way of Rutherford Co, 668 Withrow Rd., Forest City. Call: Betty at 704-434-5166 or 704-583-0845.
Pregnancy Resource Center 
Annual “Walk for Life” Sat. Sept. 7, 9:30am-11:30am at Bethel Baptist Ch; 606 S. DeKalb St. Shelby. Allows individuals, families & churches within the community to participate in the life saving work of the Pregnancy Resource Center of Cleveland Co. Funds raised help provide alternatives to abortion for moms, dads and families facing crisis pregnancies in Cleveland Co. It also reminds us that there is still work to be done in the fight for the unborn. Info: 704-487-4357.
Cook Smart, Eat Smart Cooking School
Sept. 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2-5pm or 5:30-8:30pm. Cost $25 per person. Learn to prepare simple, healthy and delicious food. Each session features a variety of cooking techniques, nutritional information, money-saving tips, and recipes. Beginners and seasoned cooks alike are welcome. Great for young adults, parents, singles, older adults and anyone else who wants to hone his or her cooking skills and eat healthy. Call Cooperative Extension to register:  828-287-6010. 193 Callahan-Koon Rd., Spindale.
Support Group - 3rd Tuesday of Every Month
If you are caring for a loved one with a debilitating disease we offer resources, education, and support on your journey. Come spend an hour and relax, learn, and make friends with caregivers in the same situation. Call 828-375-0046 for more info or if you need a caregiver to sit with your loved one during the group meeting. Crestview Baptist Church; 630 South Church St., Forest City. 
Domestic Violence Education/Support Group
Women who are victims of domestic abuse, or who never want to become victims, are invited to a free Domestic Violence Education/Support Group which meets 2 hours each week on Tuesdays.  Contact Dr. Johnnie Martin @828-286-9590 or Sally Claroni @ 828-245-1390, Ext. 104 for times and location.  Great information, interesting activities, and a caring, supportive environment.  

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