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Children's Jungle Journey Bible Day Camp

New Spring Church in Mars Hill is hosting a Children's Jungle Journey Bible day camp. June 29-July 3 10:00am till Noon.  For details call 828-242-7515 or visit their website

35th Annual Singing at Hominy Valley

The 35th Annual Singing in Hominy Valley will be held June 29th through July 4th at 7:00pm at The Hominy Valley Music Park in Candler, NC.  Admission is $15 for adults and free to children 12 and under.  Bring your lawn chair or rent one for $1. A large tent will be provided in case of rain.  The Primitive Quartet will sing every night. Groups joining the Primitive Quartet are as follows:

Monday 6/29:      Good Shepherd QuartetThe Rochester Family, & Family & Friends
Tuesday 6/30:      Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, and Fields of Grace
Wednesday 7/1:   Jeff & Sheri EasterWalking by Faith, & Mountain Joy
Thursday 7/2:       Chuck Wagon Gang, and Geraldine & Ricky
Friday 7/3:           The Isaacs, and Heavens Mountain Band
Saturday 7/4:       Paul WilliamsThe Marksmen, & Andrew Phipps on "Faith, Family, & Freedom"

For more information contact the Primitive Quartet at 828-667-8502.  Concessions will be provided by Hominy Valley Fire & Rescue.

Community Bible School

Community Bible School with Cub Creek Baptist Church and Red Hill Baptist Church will be at Red Hill Baptist Church beginning at 6:30pm each night starting Sunday July 5th through Friday July 10th.

2015 Yancey County Camp Meeting

The 2015 Yancey County Camp Meeting will be held Sunday July 5th through Friday July 10th with Sunday services at 6pm and weekday services at 7:00pm.  Preaching will be Bro. Ken Bowman, Pastor of Liberty Baptist Church in Bowden, GA, with singing by The Hendersons from Fort Payne, AL with local group and choir singing as well.  The tabernacle is located 4 1/2 miles up Pensacola Road below Concord Baptist Church. Turn right onto Toodies Creek Road and follow the camp meeting signs. For more information call Bro. Jimbo Seaton, Pastor of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church at 828-536-4956.

Benefit Barbecue for Pastor Robert Norris

The Church of God of Prophecy will be having a "Benefit Barbecue" with all the fixings on Saturday July 11th for Pastor Robert Norris.  It will start at 12:00 noon at "Bill's Hill" off Graceland Drive in Green Mountain. This is to help with unexpected medical expenses. There will be a variety of music and entertainment with takeout plates available as long as the food lasts.

Wheeler Family Reunion

The descendants of William “Buck” and Loraine Bomar Wheeler (originally of the Higgins community in Yancey Co., NC) and related family will be held Sunday, July 12, 2015 at Ray-Cort Park, Mitchell Branch Road in Burnsville, NC. Bring family pictures and memento, etc. Bring picnic lunch with beverage. Lunch will be served at 1 P.M. If more information is needed, call Shirley Wheeler Bryant 828-208-0255.

Bible School "Camp Discovery: Jesus at Work"

South Estatoe Baptist Church will be having Bible School "Camp Discovery– Jesus At Work" Monday July 13 through Friday July 17th from 6 – 8 pm.  South Estatoe Baptist Church is located at 32 South Estatoe Church Rd. in Burnsville. For details call Bible School Director: Cathy Harris at 675-9802.

Charity House Mission Resale Shop

Charity House Mission Resale Shop located at the former D&R Furniture Store is selling all clothing at half price every Wednesday.  Stop in and get yourself lots of bargains.  They welcome donations, monetary and gently used furniture.  For furniture pickup call 828-678-0726 or 284-3541. They are open from 9:00am-5:00pm Monday through Saturday.

Mitchell County Food Pantries (Details)

"Yellow Jacket" John Bailey's Cemetery in Need of Funds

The historical and ancestral "Yellow Jacket" John Bailey Cemetery at Relief was restored in 2002 and has been well-maintained each summer since. Money is needed for the Cemetery Fund to continue the cemetery upkeep for 2015.  Contributions may be mailed to: James C. Byrd, Treasurer, P.O. Box 273, Burnsville, NC 28714.  It is felt that many relatives among the host of "Yellow Jacket" descendents will be glad to help with this worthy project.  With thanks in advance, James C. Byrd.

Send Cards of Encouragement to Eddie Ballard

     Many of our listeners are familiar with the name Eddie Ballard.  For several years he worked as our "Mars Hill weather correspondent" on WKYK and phoned in weather information for WLOS TV news as well.  What you may or may not know is his backstory.   When Eddie was in his thirties he learned that his mother had been put in the hospital and jumped in his car to drive there.  Along the way he was involved in a bad accident that crippled him from the waist down and he's been confined to a wheelchair ever since.  The accident may have taken his legs...but it couldn't cripple his spirit.  Eddie has been such an inspiration to countless people through the years...and loves the Lord and his gospel music.  Recently he has undergone several operations with more to come and is now staying at Stone Creek Health and Rehab.  It would really lift his spirits and encourage him to hear from you. To send a card or letter of encouragement send it to:
Eddie Ballard
Room 229
Stone Creek Health & Rehab
455 Victoria Road
Asheville, NC 28801.

Seeds of Hope Community Garden

In the spring of 2013, Pastor Tommy James challenged the congregation of First Baptist Church in Burnsville to rethink the church’s mission in the Burnsville community. The vacant lot next to the church, he told them, would be an ideal spot for a community garden. (more)

Full Gospel Food Pantry for Those In Need

The Full Gospel Food Pantry at South Toe Old Presbyterian Church will be open on Saturdays from 9:00am-12:00pm for those in need of food.  South Toe Old Presbyterian Church is located just past South Toe School Road. For more information call 284-0375.

The Full Gospel Food Pantry is asking for monetary dontations to help them buy the food from Manna Food Bank to help them feed hungry people in Yancey County.  Churches and individuals wishing to help with funding may send donations to Donna Randolph, Treasurer, P.O. Box 1832, Burnsville, NC 28714.

Food Closet

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Spruce Pine is now offering a Food Closet, open the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 1:00pm-3:00pm for people in need.  For more information call 765-4966

Food Ministry for the Needy of All Counties

 Paint Gap Baptist Church is doing a food ministry for the needy.  The only requirement is that you or someone you know needs food.  All counties are welcome.  Please call ahead for pickup time at 828-689-4841 or 828-206-4841.