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At the June 30th monthly meeting, the Gem & Mineral Society was gratified to meet one of their recipients for the 2011 $500 scholarships.

After an arduous search by Jean Emerson, the Scholarship Chairman struck gold in the person of Klara Ledford. This poised and intelligent lady is striving to get a Major in Secondary Education with a focus on Earth Science, and a minor in Geology.

Ledford is a fifth year senior, having transferred from a private college to Western Carolina University. A premium on double major course costs had made her only minor in geology. Her scholarship funds came at a good time.


CEO reveals how to stop them from ruining your life

It starts in the morning with the kids before you go to work, then kicks into second gear with your co-workers or your boss, and finally culminates at home with your spouse and children. It’s conflict, and it doesn’t have to be a part of your daily life, according to Tim Scudder, CEO of an international firm that prepares top companies and their executives on how to better deal with the conflict in the workplace.

He said that recent research suggests that the top reason why people leave their jobs is because of a poor relationship with their immediate supervisors. Conflict, both at work and at home, can actually be an opportunity to resolve long-standing issues and help people lead more fulfilling and productive lives. The secret is understanding the five keys to conflict and how to move them forward toward the final step – resolution.


Tessentee Baptist Church has a new steeple just in time for Homecoming set for Sunday, July 31.

Services will begin at 11 a.m. with dinner on the grounds to follow.

The church is located at 4601 Tessentee Road in Otto, 4.5 miles off US 441.



Licklog Players will present Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Pulitzer Prizewinning musical “South Pacific,” directed by Nancy Davis with musical direction by Paul Dyer, July 28-31 and Aug. 4- 7, at the Peacock Playhouse in Hayesville. Performances will be Thursday through Saturday at 8p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Set on a tropical island during World War II, the musical tells the sweeping romantic story of two couples – US Navy nurse Nellie Forbush (Beth Coffey) and French plantation owner Emile de Becque (Cameron LeJeune) and Navy Airman Joe Cable (Sam Lusty and Will Skelton) and a young local native girl Liat (newcomer Hannah Adam) – and how their happiness is threatened by the realities of war and by their own prejudices.


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