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Today’s Email Announcements

SNIPS “Everything But the Kitchen Sink” Sale Sept. 24

SNIPS (Spay Neuter is a Positive Solution) “Everything But The Kitchen Sink Sale” on Sat. Sept. 24th from 8am until noon in the Precision Printing Parking Lot on Blowing Rock Rd in Boone.  A treasure trove of collectibles, vintage items, and crafts for sale with ALL proceeds going to fund public low-cost spay neuter programs of the Watauga Humane Society SNIPS.

Howl-O-Ween and Holiday Sale for Humane Society Sept. 30

The 2nd 9/30/2016 & 10/1/2016:  HOWL-O-WEEN & HOLIDAY SALE EVENT!
Join us for our Howl-O-Ween and Holiday Sale Event! Friday, Sept 30th fromNoon until 6pm and Saturday, Oct 1st from 8am until 4pm. Holiday Decorations and Accessories, Halloween Costumes, Thanksgiving & Fall Decor, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus, Winter Wear -costs, scarves, sweaters, gloves, etc. All proceeds to benefit the animals of Watauga Humane Society!

Pet Supplies Plus Adoption Event Oct. 14

Your next Best Friend is Waiting!  Please join the Watauga Humane Society at Pet Supplies Plus for an Adoption Event on Friday, Oct. 14th from 11am until 4pm.  We will have lots of animals available for adoption and would love to help you find your Best Friend! www.wataugahumanesociety.org

Soil and Water Board to Meet Sept. 28

The Watauga Soil and Water Conservation District Board” will hold its regular Board meeting Wednesday September 28, 2016 at 8:00 am at the Soil & Water Office located at 971 West King Street, Boone NC 28607.The public is invited to attend.

Dine at Gamekeeper on Sept. 29 to Support OASIS

On Thursday, September 29th, we’ll be bringing our best to benefit our friends at OASIS, who work tirelessly to end domestic violence and sexual assault in our community.  Bring a friend, or two, (or twenty!)  and dine with us.  The more diners, the higher percentage of gross sales gk will give.  We will start at 10% of gross sales, but let’s work together to seat 100 people and 35% of gross sales will go to OASIS.   The more the merrier!  (And selected bottles of wine are 1/2 price.)  Reservations can be made at gamekeeper-nc.com.

CCC&TI Announces 100 Percent Passage Rates in Two Programs

Ophthalmic Medical Assistant

The 2016 class of CCC&TI Ophthalmic Medical Assistant graduates recently achieved a 100 percent passage rate on the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology Certified Ophthalmic Assistant national certification exam. Pictured seated from left to right are Health Sciences Department Chair Barbara Harris, Courtney Morton, Megan Baker, Falyn Peacock, Heather Chester and OMA Coordinator and Instructor Faith Race.

Standing, left to right are Tate Fulbright, Gina Guifarro, Ariana Trejo, Missy Rowe, Kristen Millsap (did not sit for exam), Jalen Chambers and Callie Hoover.

Basic Law Enforcement Training

Spring 2016 graduates of CCC&TI’s Basic Law Enforcement Training program achieved a 100 percent successful completion rate of the state’s Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission Exam. Pictured are front row, left to right, Dillon Benge, Jared Spray, Bradley Beach, Jr. and Kyle Hartley. Back row left to right are Joshua Reuscher, David Gragg, Robert Campbell and Jordan Williams.

Toe River Arts Council Free Studio Tour Dec. 2

The Toe River Arts Council hosts their bi-annual FREE premier open studio tour in the mountains of WNC this December. Artists and galleries will open their doors to visitors for an weekend of awe-inspiring art and craft in Mitchell and Yancey counties.
Since 1993, TRAC has offered studio tours unparalleled in the country—June and December.
The tour begins on Friday, December 2, at 10am. At 5pm, visitors stop, relax for a moment then head on over to the Spruce Pine Gallery at 269 Oak Avenue for the Meet-The-Artist reception from 5:30 to 7:30. They can meet the artists, see a sampling of their work and plan their route for the next two days. On Saturday and Sunday, the tour continues from 10am to 5pm.
Guides, including maps, will be available mid October at arts councils, galleries, and regional retailers. Call 828.682.7215 or visit the website,www.toeriverarts.org for more information.
Tour dates: December 2-4, 2016
Tour times: 10am to 5pm
Location: Mitchell and Yancey counties
Reception: 5:30 to 7:30pm, Fri, Dec. 2 at
Spruce Pine TRAC Gallery, 269 Oak Avenue, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
Cost: Free
All ages/Outdoor and indoor