Independence surpasses goal in blood drive

Congrats to Independence High School, which recently collected 96 pints of blood in a recent blood drive. The goal was 90 pints. Independence is the only CMS school with three blood drives a year. The next blood drive is December 4, and the goal is 108 pints. The public is invited to give. The blood drives are sponsored by Health Occupation Students of America students and their teachers/sponsors, Jenny Crawford and Anne McElwee.

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HAWK meeting tonight

[singlepic=195,220,140,,right]The local Habitat and Wildlife Keepers chapter has a meeting at 7 pm tonight at the Matthews Community Center. Dr. David Grant will speak tonight about the interesting behaviors of spiders and how they hunt their prey. Grant is a biology professor emeritus at Davidson College, and he taught from 1968 to 2004.

HAWK’s next meeting is at 7 pm November 4. Attendees will learn how to make compost. People interested must preregister for the class. E-mail HAWKNCEF@gmail.com to register.

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VFW and VFD barbeque Saturday

[singlepic=185,220,140,,right]The semi-annual Veterans of Foreign Wars and Volunteer Fire Department barbeque is only two days away. The event is 11 am to 7 pm Saturday at the VFW post on Bain School Road. Proceeds from the barbeque are divided between the organizations. Funds going to the VFD are used to support needy families, and the VFW uses the money for its operating expenses.

The organizations have sold barbeque as a fundrasiser for the past 30 years.

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Mint Hill Arts slideshow

Photos by Jim Young, taken at the Mint Hill Arts September 12. The MHA was celebrating one year in their gallery.

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