THE WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Jackson County Library in the Community Room, on the second floor of the old Courthouse. There will be a meet and greet with the speaker at Bogart’s Restaurant in Sylva at 5 p.m. There will be have a social hour at 6:30 p.m. in the Rotunda of the old Courthouse, then the meeting at 7 p.m. The speaker will be Jim Ogden, ranger at Chickamauga National Military Park. He will be speaking on the Battle of Perryville, Kentucky.

MOUNT PLEASANT BAPTIST will hold a church yard sale Saturday in the fellowship hall from 8 a.m. until. A hot dog lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m.; youth will be having a bake sale.

THE JACKSON COUNTY SENIOR CENTER is hosting a yard sale and craft show, Saturday, Oct. 13, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Department on Aging, 100 County Services Park. Tables are available to rent for $10 each or two for $15. Donations for the yard sale will be accepted. To get a yard sale/craft show application or donate, stop by the Jackson County Department on Aging or call 586-5494.

THE CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAS will be providing a “Fantastic Potato Bar” at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sylva on Sunday, Oct. 14, from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Drinks and dessert included; dine in and carry out options available. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children.

A BENEFIT FOR THE SHOP WITH A COP PROGRAM will be held Saturday at the Mike Martin VFW Post 9493 in Tuckasegee. Hot dog plates will start at 4 p.m. A cakewalk and auction will begin around 5:30 p.m. There are items to auction and raffle off as well. Donations are accepted. Bring a cake, an appetite, and come out to help deserving children have a brighter Christmas. For more information call 331-0993. The event is sponsored by Mike Martin VFW Post 9493, The Patriot Keepers, and various churches and businesses.

A “PANCAKES AND POLITICS” fundraiser for N.C. Representative Mike Clampitt, (District 119) will be from 8-11 a.m. Saturday at the Jackson County Republican Party Headquarters located at 91 W. Main St. in Sylva. All local Republican candidates are invited to attend. Menu choices include pancakes or deluxe breakfast platter for a $5 or $10 donation. Children under 5 may eat free. The breakfast is organized by Smoky Mountain Republican Women, a chartered group of the North Carolina and National Federations of Republican Women; and co-sponsored by the Jackson and Swain County Republican Parties. For more information or to volunteer, call 371-8247 or visit the Smoky Mountain Republican Women Facebook page.

THE NEXT JACKSON/MACON/SWAIN Cattlemen’s Association meeting will be held Tuesday at the Skyland Services Center located at 876 Skyland Drive, Sylva. This meeting is for anyone interested in cattle. A free picnic supper will be served beginning at 6 p.m. at the outside cattle corral where various farm equipment, available for members to utilize, will be displayed. At 7 p.m., the program will begin inside the N.C. Cooperative Extension Office with Jessica Scruggs DVM, speaking on vaccination/deworming of cattle. For more information, contact Kendra Fortner, livestock agent, at 586-4009 or

CULLOWHEE VALLEY SCHOOL will have its annual yard sale Saturday, Oct. 20, from 7 a.m. until noon. The yard sale helps seventh- and eighth-grade students earn money to go towards their annual trips to Camp Greenville and Charleston, South Carolina. Community members are welcome to purchase a table to sell their own goods; those wishing to reserve a table should see the front office staff at the school by Friday, Oct. 12. The cost for renting a table is $30.

THE SYLVA CHURCH OF GOD will hold a 13-family yard sale and bag sale at Sunrise Park Saturday, Oct. 6, starting at 8 a.m. Furniture, tools and much more will be available. For more information call 293-3804.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES NOW AVAILABLE in Jackson include spots for Hands on Jackson, set for Nov. 1. Sign up now to volunteer to help in the community- wide event. The Community Table needs kitchen help, help with preparing meals, washing dishes, and pantry help by taking clients through the self-shop pantry. Disability Partners needs office and thrift store help. Contact John Chicoine at 356-2833 or or via

GRANNY’S CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS will be available at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, in the fellowship hall of Rockdale Baptist Church in the Barkers Creek community. The meal will cost $10 for adults, and $5 for children ages 12 and under. It includes chicken and dumplings, vegetables, dessert and a drink. All proceeds will go toward the Barkers Creek Cemetery Fund.

LIFE CHALLENGE ANNOUNCES it has been awarded a grant in the amount of $10,000 by the Evergreen Foundation to help support the purchase of a new transportation van to permit young women in the facility to travel to local employment and essential social service organizations as a key part of their therapeutic rehabilitation. Established in 2007, Life Challenge, a Christ-centered organization, has operated a 10-bed residential facility for women in Jackson County providing essential residential and therapeutic services to at risk and needy women from Jackson, Swain, Macon and other nearby counties in Western North Carolina.

THE BALSAM/WILLETS/OCHRE HILL Fire Department will host an Autumn Arts/Craft Show on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Local handmade arts and crafts will be on display such as baskets, chair bottoming, crocheted items, hand-sewn items, hand-stitched and stamped greeting cards, oil paintings and prints, small hand-painted tiles and wooden spoons, wooden bird houses, jewelry, pottery and matted and framed photos. A portion of the entry fee will benefit the Fire Department.

CLARIFICATION: The story “Canada community shooting remains under investigation,” in last week’s Herald said that David and Barbara Mathews owned the home where the shooting took place. They only own the land, not the mobile home on the property.