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The Miracle of Jilly--A Survival Story
Editor's Note: We're running a multi-part story of the survival of
Jilly, a collie that was lost this summer in the High Country, and the
miraculous discovery of the dog over three weeks later. The WATA Pet
Patrol and Pet Patrol Page on GoBlueRidge.net followed the search and
offered our on-air and on-line help. Jilly's owner, Linda Plaster is
FINDING JILLY (condensed version)
Part 1 of 3
Jilly (a smooth, short-haired collie) and Peanut (a rough, long-haired collie) have been with me and together
since Jilly was 6 months old and since Peanut was a year old. Jilly is a full-breed smooth collie – her parents
were both champion show dogs. Peanut, on the other hand, is a three-legged rescue collie that’s also a pet therapy
dog. Peanut has inspired many ill, injured and elderly patients with his determination to overcome his own
handicap. He’s visited Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, nursing homes, etc. Peanut and Jilly are inseparable – when
they can lay anywhere in our house or backyard, they typically lay touching each other, often back to back.
Green Fun at 'Fun in the Park Day'As part of the Town of Boone’s ongoing commitment to water conservation, recycling and a litter free community the Public Utilities Office and the Public Works Office are co-hosting the 3rd Annual Fun in the Park Day on October 3rd at the Boone Jaycee Park located on Horn in the West Drive.
Bring the Family and pack a picnic. This year’s theme is “Green is Keen!” The
event is from 10am until 2pm and will feature three giant bounce houses
and slides, Myrtle the Turtle the Children’s Council RV, free reusable
grocery tote, balloons, paint sheets, stickers and much more. The
first 50 kids will receive a free tee-shirt or aluminum water bottle!
Also given away will be reusable totes while supplies last. Drawings will be held throughout the day for conservation kits and other door prizes.
This event is FREE to everyone! So come on out on October 3rd at the Boone Jaycee Park from 10am until 2pm. To
learn more about this event or about the Town’s Water Conservation and
Recycling Programs, contact the Public Utilities office at 268-6250…See you there.
Grayson Highlands Fall Festival
Grayson Highlands Fall Festival
Region: Blue Ridge Highlands
Locality: Grayson County
Grayson Highlands State Park
829 Grayson Highland Lane
Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363
Virginia's unique, traditional mountain
culture comes alive during this two-day festival when the air fills
with sounds of bluegrass and old-time music and the sweet smell of
barbecued chicken and sorghum molasses. Take in the crafts fair and
numerous demonstrations of pioneer living. It's sponsored by the Rugby
Rescue Squad and Ladies Auxiliary. There's also a wild pony sale,
sponsored by the Wilburn Ridge Pony Assoc., at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Saturday, September 26, 2009 - Sunday, September 27, 2009 (10:00 AM-6:00 PM)
Admission Fee: $6/person per day
Military Support GroupI
would like to start a group for military members, past and present, who
would like to talk about any issues they may be having. Also, I would
like to invite family members who may have lost a loved one in Iraq,
Afghanistan, Vietnam, or other conflicts or wars. I realize that family
members of service members can be just as affected as the service
members themselves. I have no meeting place or meeting time. I would
like to get some input from people on GBR, and see what they think.
Please keep political comments out. This is not here to complain about
why we are in Iraq and Afghanistan, but a disucssion to help us join
together and support each other. I would really appreciate any input,
and any advice. As a veteran myself, I know that there are no groups
like this in the area, or at least none that I know of. I look forward
to hearing from everyone!
Ashe Antique Event
WANT TO KNOW WHAT IT'S WORTH ???
COME TO JEFFERSON, NORTH CAROLINA ON SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19 AND FIND OUT.
THE ASHE COUNTY ANTIQUES FAIR WILL BE OPEN FROM EIGHT IN THE MORNING UNTIL FOUR IN THE AFTERNOON. TWENTY
APPRAISERS WILL BE THERE, ASSISTED BY KEN FARMER WHO IS OFTEN SEEN AS A
GUEST APPRAISER ON THE POPULAR TV PROGRAM "ANTIQUES ROADSHOW."
A FIVE DOLLAR PER ITEM APPRAISAL CHARGE BENEFITS HISTORIC PRESERVATION. AND FOR THE OLDEST DATED ITEM APPRAISED THERE’S A FIVE HUNDRED DOLLAR U S SAVINGS BOND PRIZE.
THAT’S THIS COMING SATURDAY AT THE FAMILY CENTRAL GYM NORTH OF JEFFERSON. COME
ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON FROM ONE UNTIL FIVE O’CLOCK FOR A PREVIEW SHOWING
AND SALE OF ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES, WITH LIVE MUSIC, AND DOOR PRIZES
FOR MORE INFORMATION PHONE 336-982-3261 IN JEFFERSON.
HAVE FUN, LEARN TO LINE DANCE
Beginner classes every Friday Night 6:30-8:30
starting September 18th
Regular Classes every Thurdsay Night 6:30-8:30
Location: Mountain Music Jamboree Hwy 16 North,
For more information call 336-957-7211, or
or just show up for
Am I the only one?
anyone else wonder why all this money and attention is being spent on
bringing back Joshua Watauga? Web sites, bumper stickers even one
person wants to adopt him...?? I am all for people wanting to help the
homeless but I have to wonder, since no one knows his true identity
then they must know nothing of his past and wouldn't it be a shame if
all the "Do Gooders " found out they helped a murderer, a thief or a
rapist? perhaps he's robbed a bank or molested a child...That's why he
has chosen to be what he is, a homeless guy with no identity.
Hey, he could be a real nice guy with no criminal past then that would
make my point mute but no one knows and it just blows me away that
15,000 people want him back so he can sell rocks and poems on the
streets. With all the complaining I read on this site about busing in
homeless from other cities I have to wonder why so many are fighting to
bring back a homeless man? Just my thoughts. What are yours?
The Great Pumpkin GuardsThese are our beautiful "rescue"
Dachshunds...Data Picard Cafaro and Pepper Angelina Cafaro...Data is teaching
little Pepper how to be a Pumpkin Guard Dog!
(Editor's note: The larger pumpkin can be viewed at the front door of the radio stations)
Open House @ Deep Gap Fire Dept
Deep Gap Volunteer Fire Dept.
Saturday, Sept 12, 2009
12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Barbeque Chicken Plates: $8.00
Hot Dog Plates: $4.00
Raffle (Stainless Steel Gas Grill, Tweetsie Tickets, Adirondack chair)
Yard Sale (beginning at 8:00 a.m.) (Also accepting donations for yard sale)
Children's Activities: Air Walk, Games, Child ID's, etc
Fire Trucks, Helicopters, Sparky the Fire Dog
Come out for a day of fun!
Family Fun Night @ Clark's Creek Baptist Church Friday
Family Fun Night
Clark's Creek Baptist Church
Valle Crucis, NC
Friday, September 11th
$2.00 admission fee
Outside movie - "Facing the Giants"
Popcorn, hotdogs, sno-cones, and games!
For more information, call 828-963-5949.
Submitted by Kenietha Presnell
WIDESPREAD PANIC KEYBOARDIST JOJO HERMANN KICKS OFF TOUR AT BLOWING ROCK’S CANYONS SEPTEMBER 14
On Monday, September 14, John “JoJo” Hermann, heralded keyboardist for national jamband favorites Widespread Panic, will appear at Blowing Rock’s Canyons to kick off a short six-city tour of his new side project Missing Cats. While the evening is sure to include the Panic standard “Tall Boy,” as well as material from Hermann’s previous side work, he and guitarist Sherman Ewing formed the new duo primarily as an outlet for their deep-rooted affection for raucous and rollicking boogie-woogie and funk.
Chillin' in ToddHERE IS A PIC OF MY SON DYLANS DOG IN THE
POOL ON A HOT SUMMER DAY ALSO A PIC OF A SQUIRREL THAT COMES TO FEED IN OWER
FEEDER THANKS CHRIS.H TODD.NC
Isabella is HERE!Has anybody seen my PASSY?!?
High Country residents have been able to catch a glimpse of Mercury in the night sky the past few nights. GBR poster, tenover, submitted this photo to UNEWZ.
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