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BENEFIT FOR STEVE ADAMS FAMILY! Steve Adams, a Paramedic with Ashe Medics, had a fire at his residence earlier this month (January 2020). There was smoke and structural damage that needs to be repaired. Steve and his family are having to rent a temporary residence as well. There will be a spaghetti dinner at Ashe Medics to benefit Steve and his family that will help with repairs to their home and help cover the costs of a temporary residence. Benefit will be on Saturday, Feb. 1, starting at 5:30 pm, at 716 Mt. Jefferson Rd., West Jefferson, NC.

VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE (VITA) will be held at the Alleghany County Library on Wednesdays and Saturdays beginning January 29. Call the Alleghany County Library at 336-372-5573 for more info or to set up your appointment.

ASHE OUTREACH FISH FRY & BLUEGRASS MUSIC is held the first and third Friday of each month, 4-8 pm, at the old Riverview Elementary School, 11719 NC Hwy. 88 W., Creston, NC. $10/plate donation includes fish or chicken, fries, hush puppies, coleslaw, drink and dessert. "Support feeding a community of 2,300 folks/month who desperately need your help to keep food on the table. For take-out orders call 336-385-1314.”

HEBREW ROOTS COUPLE would like to meet with other Hebrew Roots believers in the Sparta and Jefferson areas, for fellowship and/or Sabbath meetings. If you are Hebrew Roots and are interested in meeting with other believers, please call or text 573-854-4774.

SENIOR EXERCISE will be held every Monday during January at 2:30-pm. Contact the Alleghany County Library if you are interested in attending or have questions by phone at 336-372-5573 or by email at dbrewer@nwrl.org

A CAREGIVER’S SUPPORT GROUP will be held the second Thursday of each month at 4 pm, hosted by Alleghany County Library. This event is for those dealing with serious illnesses such as cancer, Alzheimers, congestive heart failure, COPD, etc. For more info, call 336-372-5573 or email dbrewer@nwrl.org.

FREE COMMUNITY MEAL every Saturday, 11 am-12:00 pm, in the old West Jefferson Elementary School cafeteria. The meal, provided at no cost, is a program of Ashe Outreach Ministries. No income requirement, all are welcome to come share the meal, visit and socialize. Limited free rides available. 336-846-7687 (SOUP).

LIVING FREE’S STEPPING INTO FREEDOM meets on Friday nights at 6:30 pm at Cornerstone Christian Fellowship on Grandview Rd. Sparta, NC. Living Free is a nondenominational, Christ-centered, Bible-based small group for those who desire to be set free of substance abuse, alcoholism, damaging behaviors, abusive relationships and negative emotions. Come join the group and experience the freedom given when The Word of God, The People of God and The Spirit of God come together.

HUNGER CHANGE? “Be the Change You Want to See in the World!” —Ghandi. Do you want to be the Change in Hunger for Ashe County? People must be aware of the crisis before they know action is needed. Tell your neighbor. Tell your Sunday School Class. Ask your Teacher what your class can do? Ask people to Donate their spare change! Start a penny drive because every penny makes a change. Bring in Hunger Change to change the face of Hunger through the feeding of 2,300 each month at Ashe Outreach, Creston, NC. Please send monthly payments to: PO Box 157, Creston, NC 28615. Call, 336-977-1377.

ASHE MEDICATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS provides help for people to get some of their medicines FREE. Medications are ordered directly from the drug companies after financial screening and return of documentation from the doctor. You may apply in person at our office located at 225 Court St. Jefferson, NC. (behind the old courthouse). We are open Mon. thru Thurs. From 7:30 am to 3: pm, and Fridays by appointment. You must live or work in Ashe County. Please bring current income tax form 1040, social security statement, one month’s pay stubs, proof of residence and your prescriptions and/or medication bottles. You may call us at 336-846-6001 or 336-846-6002.

WORLD VISION, KNIT FOR KIDS. This is a nationwide program for volunteer knitters to fight poverty, together we give hope and warmth to children living in poverty or other difficult situations around the globe. For millions of children, a handmade sweater, blanket or hat is a chance for better health and protection and warmth from freezing temperatures. It’s a symbol of support for a better future. 60 percent of these items are distributed as far away as Armenia, Nicaragua, Swaziland and Tanzania. 40 percent go to destinations as close as Appalachia, New Orleans and the Bronx. Sometimes these items are shipped to an area that experienced a recent natural disaster. You can drop off your items at the SecondHand News Plus office, 101 N. Jefferson Ave., in downtown West Jefferson.

ASHE SERENITY ALANON FAMILY GROUP meets every Wednesday and Friday at noon, for those affected by the drinking of a relative or friend. Located at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 400 Beaver Creek School Rd., West Jefferson, NC. For more info, contact Linda, 828-964-8373.

MARINES, SEMPER FI breakfast at 9 am, every Friday morning, at Log House Restaurant on the Backstreet in West Jefferson. All veterans are welcome to tell their tales and sea stories. Call Tugboat at 828-406-4446 for more information.

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meets Wednesdays and Saturdays, 7:30-8:30 pm, at Jefferson United Methodist Church, 115 E. Main St. Come to front of Church on Main St. (door on the far left.) Meetings are open. Also meeting Mondays from 6-7 pm, at Sparta United Methodist Church, 190 N. Main St., Sparta.

GUARDIAN AD LITEM ADVOCATES serve as the judge’s eyes and ears on abused and neglected children who have been taken from their homes and are now in foster care. More than 1,500 abused and neglected children in North Carolina go to court without someone to advocate for them. Be a voice for the child and speak up for their best interests. For Alleghany, Ashe and Wilkes Counties, to find out more about being a Guardian Ad Litem, call 336-651-4421 or visit the website www.volunteerforgal.org.

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY SUPPORT GROUP meetings are held at 6:30 pm on the third Tuesday of each month at Mt. Paddy Church, Jefferson, NC. Open to individuals who have had weight loss surgery, as well as those who are considering this surgery. Call Terri, 336-877-7018.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS is a fellowship of men & women who share experience, strength & hope, whose primary purpose is to stay sober and help others recover from alcoholism. Not allied with any sect, denomination, organization or institution, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. We meet 6 days/week at West Jefferson United Methodist Church, Room 113. Enter through the side door facing the parking lot. Closed meetings for alcoholics and those who feel they may have a drinking problem, Saturdays at noon, Sundays, 4 pm, Mondays & Tuesdays, 7:30 pm. Open meetings for alcoholics and those interested in learning more, are Thursdays & Fridays at 7:30 pm.

MOTHERS TO MOTHERS PLAYGROUP, for children 7 and under, Mondays, 10:30 am, at the North Wilkesboro United Methodist Church, corner of 6th and D Sts. 336-670-3468.

WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD? Join the Jefferson Odd Fellows! Lodge #38 meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7:30 pm, at 226-A East Main St., Jefferson . Learn more about what we do! Call 336-620-1167.

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