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Stories from Monday, August 8, 2005

Full Draw Archery Club hosts first annual outdoor 3-D tournament (08/08/05)
**By Nancy Nelson, Staff Writer On August 21, 2005 archers from Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Nebraska are invited to showcase their finely tuned archery skills at the first annual outdoor 50 shot 3-D tournament. The Full Draw Archery Club invites archers of all ages to participate. ...
New businesses to focus on 'holistic' health (08/08/05)
**Plan early fall opening in former Saddle Shop on East Main Street By Paul Struck, Editor A Larrabee couple has purchased the building formerly housing the Cherokee Saddle Shop at 124 E. Main St. in downtown Cherokee, with plans to open a holistic health care facility there...
New home site for historic church complete (08/08/05)
**By Nancy Nelson, Staff Writer More than a year ago, members of the historic Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church saw to it that their beloved and well maintained church arrived at its new home located at the Marcus Fair Grounds. The Marcus Fair Board is happy to have the addition of the historical landmark built in 1891. ...
CPD has new police officer (08/08/05)
**By Ken Ross, Managing editor When growing up, Mark Younie didn't think about being a law enforcement officer until his grandmother made the statement, "A person your size should be in the state patrol." Now the stout 6' 2" Cherokee native is working in law enforcement and has been for 10 years. Only recently has he been doing that in the town where he grew up...
'Sports' night to benefit Petersons (08/08/05)
**By Paul Struck, Editor Caring Cherokee residents are organizing a "Sports Extravaganza" benefit to defer costs involved with on-going cancer treatment for Randy Peterson of rural Cherokee. The event is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday, August 12, at the Cherokee Washington High baseball and softball fields in the Sam Doupe Complex on Indian Street. Coaches, parents, fans, and all area youths are invited to participate in the fun and games...
Struck Strikes Out: The real field of dreams (08/08/05)
Usually, perhaps even always, the athletes among us who win championships do so simply because they possess more passion and work harder at it in both practices and games. Many take that passion and work ethic one step further and also practice their sport individually and privately with family members at home, in the gym, or on the field or court. The really dedicated athletes may practice like that year around with caring dads and moms always there for support and encouragement...
The Middlinville Chronicles (08/08/05)
**The Doon Lawton Story (Part 1) Editor's Note: This is the first in a four-part fiction story taken from the Middlinville Chronicles by Ron Flewelling, to be published on consecutive Fridays. And so they trickled in, some looking for new homes and new starts, some for fortune, some for adventure and some, like Doon Lawton, for peace...
Kunkel/Fordyce (08/08/05)
Jim and Karen Kunkel of Marcus and Mark and Cathy Fordyce of Aurelia announce the engagement of their children, Molly Kunkel and Brad Fordyce. Molly is a 2000 graduate of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Community School. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Morningside College in 2004. She is currently employed as a Leasing Consultant for Sterling Green Estates, Dakota Dunes, S.D...
Petersen / Hayes (08/08/05)
The parents of Heather Hayes and Ryan Petersen announce the engagement and approaching wedding of their children. Heather is the daughter of Bill and Bonnie Hayes of Matthews, N.C. She is a 1997 graduate of Owen High School in Black Mountain, N.C. and a 2002 graduate of Montreat College in Montreat, N.C...
Now & Again: Anonymous notes and manners (08/08/05)
Recently the Chronicle Times received an anonymous postcard with a clipping of the article regarding the Marcus City Council meeting, which referred to Police Chief Ebert seeing a mountain lion in the area. The not so brave person circled the word 'siting' then made a note that asked if my spell check worked and then wrote what he or she felt was the correct spelling, 'sighting'...
Ross Rambles: Mailbox rapture (08/08/05)
The other day I got a personal letter from Robert Kennedy Jr. It said so right on the front of the large envelope, "A Personal Letter From Robert Kennedy, Jr." It was great hearing from Robert. I have to confess that I was under the impression that he didn't know I existed. I should have known better...
Gray Matter: Each wedding a unique celebration (08/08/05)
Some time ago, I told you Gray Matter readers that I was looking forward to three summer weddings.  I warned you there might be a follow-up. Well, here it is. The first wedding was local, the second took place in Louisiana and the last one was in Montana...
Gray Matter: So Far and Yet So Near (08/08/05)
Recently, I was surprised to read that 150 years have gone by since Abraham Lincoln was shot.  Causing my particular dismay was the fact that  I  can clearly remember my grandmother's graphic recollections of that very day.  I'm still not sure whether I should be proud or amazed that my memories bridge so many years...