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Wednesday, 15 October 2014 00:00

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Peace Corps forum at Jackson library

Deborah Buckley, Peace Corps recruiter for Western North Carolina, and Benjamin Bogardus, a recently returned Peace Corps volunteer, will host a Peace Corps community information session in the Jackson County Public Library Community Room at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22 in Sylva.  

The two presenters will discuss how community members can get involved with the Peace Corps, from volunteer and shorter-term Peace Corps Response service to supporting current volunteer projects and starting cultural correspondence programs. The session will feature a video conference with currently serving volunteer and Western Carolina University graduate Ramona Dowdell, who will discuss her experience in Costa Rica and take questions from the audience.

This is a free public program, co-sponsored by the Friends of the Jackson County Public Library. For more information, call 828.586.2016.


Moral march to polls in Canton

The Haywood County NAACP is hosting a Moral March to the Polls. The march is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25.

Marchers should meet at Harris Chapel in Canton, where they will begin the one-block walk to the polling place at the Canton Public Library. After waiting for everyone to vote, the group will return to the chapel for a meeting at noon.


Marching for education

The Macon chapter of North Carolina Association of Educators will be sponsoring a March to the Polls for Public Education Saturday, Oct. 25.

Participants will gather in the parking lot of Franklin Town Hall at 8:30 a.m. They will leave by 9 a.m., marching down Main Street toward the gazebo on the town square.

After a few remarks on the town square, marchers will continue to the courthouse to vote, as the march is scheduled for the third day of early voting.


Parade honors National Guard unit

The 211th Military Police Parade is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, on Main Street in Waynesville. The parade is in honor of the Haywood County’s National Guard Unit returning from Afghanistan. Following the parade, there will be a welcome-home ceremony on the lawn of Haywood’s historic courthouse. 

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