1) Volunteers Needed for Local Mission Project on Saturday
Are you interested in helping provide a local family with a safe, warm place to live? If you have a heart to serve people in your community or if you have any experience in carpentry or home renovation and would like to volunteer, call 704-460-8225! The missions team at Bethel Baptist Church needs volunteers to help with installing carpets and building decks between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday. If God is calling you to step out of your comfort zone and make a difference right here in the High Country, this is your opportunity!
2) Warehouse Sale at Carroll Leather Goods Set for Oct. 30-31
Get great deals on jackets, handbags, wallets, gloves, footwear, motorcycle gear, furniture and more at the Carroll Leather Goods 15th annual Warehouse Sale on Friday, Oct. 30 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 8 a.m. to noon at 1640 Old U.S. Highway 421 S.
3) Benefit Spaghetti Supper at Bethelview UMC on Saturday
A Benefit Spaghetti Supper for Wade and Charlotte Miller will be held on Saturday, October 24, from 5-7 p.m. at Bethelview United Methodist Church, located on Ridge Road just off Castle Ford Road in Boone. Wade and Charlotte’s home was severely damaged by fire. They did not have insurance to help with the cost of rebuilding. Please consider helping these longtime Watauga County residents with the costs incurred in rebuilding their home. The menu for the spaghetti supper includes spaghetti, salad, dessert and beverage. Donations for the supper will be accepted. Sponsored by Tabernacle Baptist Church and Bethelview United Methodist Church. For more information or directions, call 828-264-3390.
4) Local Health Officials Urge Protection Against the Flu
- The “flu shot” – an inactivated vaccine (containing killed virus) that is given with a needle, usually in the arm. The flu shot is approved for use in people older than 6 months, including healthy people and people with chronic medical conditions.There are three different flu shots available:
- The nasal-spray flu vaccine – a vaccine made with live, weakened flu viruses that is given as a nasal spray (sometimes called LAIV for “Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine”). The viruses in the nasal spray vaccine do not cause the flu. LAIV is approved for use in healthy* people 2 through 49 years of age who are not pregnant.
- Get your flu vaccine!
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
- Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
- If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.)
- While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.