WeDigBio at ASU Herbarium Oct. 20-21
Next week, October 20-21, the Appalachian State University herbarium is
participating in an worldwide event called WeDigBio. We will be learning
how to transcribe label data, mount plants and use a herbarium (plant
museum). The herbarium will be open to the public from 2-9 pm on
Thursday and 2-5 on Friday.
There is also an option to transcribe herbarium data from your home
Contact: Zack Murrell
Weekly Events at Lost Province Brewing Co.
Monday October 17
Family Night-Buy any regularly priced pizza and receive one free kid’s meal.
Tuesday October 18
5pm-Close Cheap Date Night and A Movie: Beetlejuice starting at 7:30pm
Join us at Lost Province for our monthly Cheap Date Night Dinner & A Movie. This month (and every third Tuesday of the month), we’re showing Beetlejuice starting at 7:30pm. The Cheap Date Night special includes 2 pints of beer, one wood fired Neapolitan Pizza and one salad, plus the movie for only $25. Anyone can, of course, still order off of the regular menu, and the movie is free and open to all! Come in anytime between 6-8pm to take advantage of the Cheap Date Night Food & Drink Special! The movie will start promptly at 7:30.
Wednesday October 19
7pm-9pm Trivia Night: Beginning at 7pm, Lost Province will be hosting Trivia Night. Compete on your own or on a team! The competition gets started at 7pm so come a little early for a pizza and a pint and get your seat!
Thursday October 20
College Night and $3.00 Thursday-$3.00 pints on all Lost Province brewed beers (except high gravity).
7:30pm-10:30pm Live Music: Dylan Pinkerton. Dylan Pinkerton is an Australian singer-songwriter having recently made his way to Boone, North Carolina. Dylan’s sound can best be described as the love child of John Mayer and Allen Stone, which embodies lush melodies, relatable lyrics and interesting stories all rolled up into a contemporary Pop, Folk fondue. Since taking up the guitar at age 15 Dylan has performed at nationally acclaimed festivals such as Blues Festival (2012, 2013) and performed around the country at venues like the Sydney Entertainment Centre. Currently Dylan is continuing his studies at Appalachian State University whilst completing his debut EP at the Robert F Gilley recording studio.
Friday October 21
7:30pm-Closing Live Music: Lucky Strikes. From classic jazz standards made popular today by artists such as Diana Krall and Tony Bennett, to timeless hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s, The Lucky Strikes’ musical repertoire spans over four decades.
Saturday October 22
7:30pm-Closing Live Music: Handlebar Betty. Laced with elements of southern rock, folk, blues, soul and rockabilly, Handlebar Betty creates a unique sound that is dark, driving, earthy bringing forth a genuine, soulful and eclectic approach to acoustic/electric music.
Meris Gantt – Guitar, Stand Up Bass, Vocals
Anna Huffman – Guitar, Stand Up Bass, Vocals, Ukulele
Chad Berry – Banjo, Guitar, Vocals
Jordan Lamb – Electric Guitar, Vocals
Sunday October 23
Lost Province Sunday: Residents of “The Lost Province” (Watauga, Ashe, Avery and Alleghany) receive 10% off food with verification of residency.
Behavioral Health Services Set to Move and Improve This Fall
Linville, NC (October 17, 2016) – Appalachian Regional Healthcare System’s Outpatient Behavioral Health offices are merging. The Boone office will move into the Linville office, located in the Sloop Medical Office Plaza on the campus of Cannon Memorial Hospital, on October 24. By integrating outpatient behavioral health services with Cannon Memorial Hospital’s 10-bed Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit, patients will benefit from an improved and comprehensive approach to behavioral health services.
“Our goal with this move is to match the right patient, with the right provider at the right location to ensure high quality outcomes,” said Stephanie Greer, Director of Behavioral Health Services for Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS). “By having our full complement of providers in one location, we can do a better job of assessing patient needs and then matching them with the most appropriate care giver.”
Behavioral Health Services through ARHS include psychiatric evaluation and medication management, individualized treatment planning, and individualized/group psychotherapy for adults and children. The program is staffed by board-certified psychiatrists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed psychologists and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners.
Greer is also looking forward to the addition of a behavioral health observation area in the emergency department at Cannon Memorial Hospital. Scheduled to open this fall, the new observation area will provide a safe space for patients with behavioral health issues to be treated by trained emergency department staff and the Behavioral Health Crisis Team.
“By integrating behavioral health services in the emergency department, we will be able to evaluate patients at the point of entry while simultaneously reducing costs,” said Greer. “Again, it goes back to the importance of streamlining our services so we can offer our patients the very best services.”
Although the majority of Behavioral Health Services will relocate to Linville this fall, a Behavioral Health Crisis Team will continue to be available for patients at Watauga Medical Center. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) will move its office to 136 Furman Rd, Suite 7, in Boone on October 24 as well.
To learn more about Behavioral Health Services at Appalachian Regional Healthcare System, call 828-737-7888 or visit apprhs.org/behavioralhealth.
Truck Driver Training Students Graduate From CCC&TI
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute celebrated 17 students from the Caldwell Campus Truck Driver Training program during a completion ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center in Lenoir.
The participating students included Jeff Hodnett of Knoxville, Tenn., Melvin Araya of Newton, Sandra Adams of Miller’s Creek, Dana Blevins of Wilkesboro, Johnny Vanhoy of Roaring River, Raymond Moses of Morganton and Bobby Moxley Jr., of Wilkesboro. Travis Holsclaw of Hickory, Derrick Coleman of Hudson, Bobby Denton of Hickory, Roberto Ramirez of Hickory, Brandon Whisnant of Hickory, Al Smith of Hickory, David Beane of Gamewell, Lincoln Clawson of Lenoir and Betty Jean Sprayberry of Lenoir. Not pictured, but a participant in the course completion ceremony, was Jordan Johnson.
The next Truck Driver Training classes for the Caldwell Campus in Hudson start Jan. 4 (day class), Jan. 27 (weekend class) and Feb. 6 (evening class). CCC&TI Truck Driver Training classes also are available in Gaston, Iredell, Richmond, Rowan, Rutherford, Union and Yadkin counties. Tuition assistance is available for those who qualify. For more info about Truck Driver Training at CCC&TI, call 828-726-2380.
Fall Family Festival at Mt. Vernon Baptist on Oct. 31
Fall Family Festival at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church – Monday, October 31 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. We invite you to come join us for an evening of food, fun, inflatables, games for all ages and much more! We can’t wait to see you on the 31st!! No scary costumes please.