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Western Carolina University will honor its fall graduating class, and recognize a group of graduates who received their degrees after this year’s summer school sessions, as the university holds fall commencement at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17.

The ceremony at the Ramsey Regional Activity Center is open to everyone and no tickets are required for admission. Chancellor David O. Belcher will preside over his first commencement as the university’s chief executive officer and deliver the charge to the fall semester degree candidates and summer graduates.

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Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont (GSCP2P) needs caring adult volunteers to make Girl Scouting possible for all girls and provide new experiences and knowledge.

“If more adult volunteers are able to give some of their time, more girls will be able to participate in exciting Girl Scout programs,” Christine Ritch, director of recruitment for Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont, said. “Volunteering can be tailored to one’s skill set and how much time a volunteer can give. Locally, we have as many as twelve girls on a waiting list.”

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Local Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) group offers community, mothering support and hope to mothers of young children.

Although mothering preschoolers is at times a lonely challenge, MOPS is providing a welcome break for moms; a chance for moms to make new friends and an opportunity for moms to know they are not alone in the struggles and joys of raising young children. It is also an opportunity to enjoy a special speaker and light fare at each of our monthly meetings.

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After a lengthy debate between Governor Beverly Perdue and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, a new 30-year gaming compact has been developed and was signed by the Governor and Principal Chief Michell Hicks on Monday in Raleigh. The new agreement will bring vegasstyle gambling to the Cherokee Reservation, which is anticipated to inject additional funding directly into classrooms, and create 400 new jobs in western North Carolina by expanding the Cherokee’s gaming enterprises.

“My top priorities are strengthening our schools and creating jobs, and this agreement does both,” Gov. Perdue said. “This will mean additional dollars going directly to school districts, and it will provide an economic boost for western North Carolina. I urge the General Assembly to act so that we can quickly start receiving the benefits of this expansion.”

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