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Wednesday, 06 August 2014 00:00

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Gulf of Tonkin Resolution to be commemorated

A service to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, the document that Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law in 1964, ending the Vietnam War, will be held at 2 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Haywood Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Waynesville.

The event will include the pledge of allegiance, an invocation, guest speakers, honoring of Haywood County Vietnam veterans and a moment of silence. It is one of five Vietnam War remembrance events the N.C. Department of Veterans Affairs is organizing statewide to commemorate the more than 216,000 North Carolinians who served and the 1,600 who were killed or missing in action. 

Brandon Wilson, 828.646.6937.


Charity golf tournament prepares to tee-off

A charity golf tournament Aug. 9 will give golfers a chance to tee off in support of the Madison Hornbuckle Children’s Cancer Foundation. The Madison Hornbuckle Charity Golf Tournament 2 Man Scramble, held at the Sequoyah National Golf club in Cherokee, will include a putting contest and women’s flight pending six or more teams. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with tee-off at 9 a.m. $75 entry includes a green tee and cart, with one red tee and one mulligan available for an additional $20. Hole sponsorships are $100. 

Jim Owle, 828.736.2408; Marsha Hicks 828.736.0005; Ashleigh Stephens, 828.508.3139. 


Sneaker donations wanted 

New shoes are often a hallmark of the new school year, and a sneaker drive organized by Altrusa International of Waynesville this week seeks to provide those new kicks to children who otherwise wouldn’t get them. 

Volunteers will be outside the Waynesville Walmart 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, to accept donations of new sneakers in all sizes, as well as cash or check donations. New shoes can also be dropped off through Aug. 9 at any of the following Haywood County locations: Haywood County Schools Foundation, Be Well Western N.C., Edward Jones Investments, HomeTrust Bank, Kim’s Pharmacy, Mountain Credit Union, ReMax Mountain Realty, Smoky Mountain Eye and Tool Shed. Shoes must be new but can fit any size, as they’ll go to kindergarteners as well as high school seniors. 

All shoes collected will be distributed by the Haywood County Schools Foundation to students in need by the start of the school year.

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