Cherokee Co Public Library

Library 2

 

Library Press Release    3/20/2017

 Library Closings: Good Friday, April 14

Visit our interactive card catalog at www.tinyurl.com/mKofyke to ask out about our services, search for a book, and keep up with library events. Or find us on Facebook @ Cherokee County Public Library!

News and Special Events

  1. Green Bag Lunch Gardening Program on the third Thursday of the month!

Thursday, April 20: “Propagate Your Plants” with Master Gardener and Cherokee Rose Garden Member Dr. John Holbrook.

   12:00-1:00

Bring a lunch; we’ve got the drinks and dessert!

Thursday, May 18:

“Drip Irrigation” with Extension Agent Eric Schavey

  1. Something new to help you get going! Now you can get expert help with car repairs and estimates using the library’s link to ChiltonLibrary, a database provided by the trusted publisher of the Chilton car repair manuals. Visit the “Links” tab on our interactive catalog at tinyurl.com/mKofyke to find help for your ailing auto! (You can even access it on your Smartphone.)

The library also offers the Ancestry.com Library Edition database for your family history search.

  1. Technology for the New Year: New courses will be forming throughout the year for our technology series, funded by the Tillotson-Menlo Charitable Foundation. Full courses in Beginners Follow-up, Email, and Computer Refresher will be offered, plus two-hour workshops on Computer Troubleshooting and Facebook. Call or visit the library to add your name to the waiting lists. Call 256-927-5838 or email ccplincentre@gmail.com.
  1. Trace your family tree with the library’s Genealogy Classes, taught by Louise Wright. Six-week Monday sessions are held throughout the year. Call for information.

Regular Programs

  1. Preschool Storytime Programs

Storytime is the preschool place to be on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 A.M. Our general guidelines are Tuesdays: Ages 3-5; Thursdays:Babies – younger 3-year-olds. All ages are welcome at all programs; we try to adjust for them! Songs, rhymes, crafts, coloring, and of course, stories!

  1. Drawing Class led by Kathy Pratt and Sandy Aycock

Thursdays from 3:30 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.  Bring 2 #2 pencils and an 8 X 10 sketchbook. Call or visit for more information. Watercolor classes are led by Elaine Henry Dawson several times a year; call for information.

  1. The Sew Joyful Quilters meet regularly on Thursdays from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
  1. Reading Around Book Club meets the first Tuesday of the month from 2:00-3:00 P.M.
  1. Fine Free Week: The first 7 days of every month are fine-free for books returned in good condition!
  • Summer Reading is just around the corner. “Build a Better World” starts Friday, June 3 at 10:00 with musical guest Mark Seymour!

 

CRAPPIE USA – WEISS LAKE

Crappie USA

Crappie USA Tournament Results For Weiss Lake

Weiss Lake played host to the Crappie USA Event this past Saturday, March 18, 2017. Over 90 anglers
from several states were competing for not only the $7,000.00 in cash and prizes, but a chance to
advance to the prestigious Cabala’s Crappie USA Classic. This year’s classic will be held October 26 –
28, 2017on Kentucky & Barkley Lakes at Paris, Tennessee.
Pro Division Results
Cold temperatures, rainy skies and high winds at 25mph all day couldn’t keep Jim Freeman and Garrett
Bridges, both from Eddyville, Kentucky from taking first place in the Pro Division with a total weight of
10.90 pounds and earning $1,500.00. The team fished all over the mid part of the lake targeting old,
natural stumps and man-made cover. The team stated that they started with live bait and then switched
over to Glow Pepper color jigs to catch the better fish, most of which were in 12 – 14 feet of water to land
a total of 17 fish for the day.
Henry Haley and Jo Haley,both of Carmi, Illinois took second place with a total weight of 10.73 pounds
and earned $800.00, plus an additional $270.00 2nd place Big Fish and $250.00 Ranger Cup Bonus. The
team fished the Little River area of the lake on old stake beds, spider rigging purple/chartreuse jigs in 10 –
12 feet of water to catch 16 fish of the event. The teams 2nd place Big Fish weighed in at 2.13 pounds.
Taking third place were Jeff Ingram of Centre, Alabama and Jud Westbrook of Trion, Alabama weighing
in at 9.30 pounds and earning $500.00. The team fished up the river in shallow water using both live bait
and jigs to catch over 120 fish for the day. The team stated that their best fish were all caught on plum
and chartreuse color jigs.
Amateur Division Results
Mo and Marty Spears, both of Piedmont, Alabama took first place in the Amateur Division with a total
weight of 9.65 pounds and earned $1,100.00, plus an additional $630.00 for Big Fish. The team fished
Cowan Creek area in 6 feet of water, catching most of their fish in 3 feet of water, where the fish seemed
to be in spawning cycle. The team stated that most of their fish were hitting the Cajun Cricket color jigs to
land over 30 keepers for the day.
In second place were Joe Hayes and Phil Trapp, both of Cave Springs, Georgia with a total weight of 8.84
pounds and earning $600.00, plus an additional $250.00 Talon Bonus and $125.00 Ranger Cup Bonus.
The team spider rigged up river in 10 – 15 feet of water using live bait to catch a total of 30 fish for the
day. The team stated the fish were holding very tight to heavy cover.
Taking third place was Robert Lemming of Summerville, Georgia and Chris Anderson of Fort Payne,
Alabama weighing in at 8.16 pounds and earning $400.00. The team fished the main river area in front of
Canoe Creek, spider rigging in 13 – 14 feet of water to catch a total of 21 fish on Saturday using live bait.
Dave Ancell of Section, Alabama and Danny Stephens of Arab, Alabama took fourth place of the
tournament with a total weight of 7.56 pounds and earned $400.00. The team were spider rigging on the
upper end of the lake in 16 feet of water to land 25 fish for the day.
John Hicks of Adairsville, Georgia and Timothy Harris of Plainville, Georgia took fifth place, weighing in at
7.50 pounds and earning $300.00. The team were pushing live bait in the “Blow Hole” to catch 10 – 15
fish for the event.
A special thank you to Teresa Hulgan and Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce for making the event
a success and thank you to Jim Griffith and staff at the OK Tire in Centre for making axle repairs to the
weigh-in trailer at the speed of sound. They really saved the day and got us to the seminar on time!
National Sponsors of Crappie USA are: Cabela’s, Ranger Boats, Mercury, Mustad, B ‘n’ M Poles, Minn
Kota, Humminbird Electronics, Gamma, Adventure Products EGO Nets, J.R. Mad’s, Charlie Brewer’s
Slider Co., Big Bite Baits, TTI-Blakemore Road Runner, Driftmaster Rod Holders, World Fishing Network-
WFN, Cumberland Crappie Double Seat Mounts, Church Tackle Company, Crappie Now on-line
Magazine, Talon Shallow Water Anchors, Humminbird/Lakemaster Maps, Sunsect Sunscreen & Insect
Repellent, Digital EFX Wraps, Gill Rainwear, AWD Baits, Tentnology, Crappie Magnet, Crown Trophy and
Jenko Fishing.
The following companies furnish product to help make these events possible: Kodiak Fish Attractants,
Rigrap and Keep Alive.
For more information please call Crappie USA at 502-384-5924. Be sure to check out our website at:
http://www.crappieusa.com and like our Crappie USA Tournament Trail Facebook Page. Both sites contain new
and exciting information on our events along with special information for crappie anglers everywhere.
Crappie USA Operations Mgr Media Specialist
Darrell Van Vactor Shelly Clark
125 Ruth Avenue sclark@crappieusa.com
Benton, KY 42025 (502) 299-2388
dvanvactor@crappieusa.com
(270) 395-4204

Chili Supper

Cherokee County  Civitan Club

    Hosts  

  Annual

CHILI SUPPER

Chili

MARCH 25, 2017 (SATURDAY)

6 pm

 ROC (Recreational Outreach Center)

300 East Chesnut Bypass, Centre, AL 35960

$8.00 Per Person -pay at door   (take out orders also)

Children 5 years old and under – EAT FREE

MUSIC   by Johnny Neyman and

 Centre Middle School Choir

DOOR PRIZES          CAKE WALK 

Cherokee Co Public Library

Library

Library Press Release    3/14/2017

 Library Closings: Good Friday, April 14

Visit our interactive card catalog at www.tinyurl.com/mKofyke to ask out about our services, search for a book, and keep up with library events. Or find us on Facebook @ Cherokee County Public Library!

News and Special Events

  1. Green Bag Lunch Gardening Program on the third Thursday of the month!

Thursday, March 16: Herbalist Ed Coker on “Useful and Dangerous Plants around Your Home”    12:00-1:00

Bring a lunch; we’ve got the drinks and dessert!

Thursday, April 20:

 “Propagate Your Plants” with Master Gardener and Cherokee Rose Garden Member Dr. John Holbrook.

Thursday, May 18:

“Drip Irrigation” with Extension Agent Eric Schavey

  1. Something new to help you get going! Now you can get expert help with car repairs and estimates using the library’s link to ChiltonLibrary, a database provided by the trusted publisher of the Chilton car repair manuals. Visit the “Links” tab on our interactive catalog at tinyurl.com/mKofyke to find help for your ailing auto! (You can even access it on your Smartphone.)

The library also offers the Ancestry.com Library Edition database for your family history search.

  1. Technology for the New Year: New courses will be forming throughout the year for our technology series, funded by the Tillotson-Menlo Charitable Foundation. Full courses in Beginners Follow-up, Email, and Computer Refresher will be offered, as well as two-hour workshops on Computer Troubleshooting and Facebook. Call or visit the library to be added to our class lists. For more information call 256-927-5838 or email us at ccplincentre@gmail.com.
  1. Trace your family tree with the library’s Genealogy Classes, taught by and Louise Wright. Six-week Monday sessions are held throughout the year. Call for information.

Regular Programs

  1. Preschool Storytime Programs

Storytime is the preschool place to be on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 A.M. Our general guidelines are Tuesdays Ages 3-5; Thursdays Babies – younger 3-year-olds. All ages are welcome at all programs; we try to adjust for them! Songs, rhymes, crafts, coloring, and of course, stories!

  1. Drawing Class led by Kathy Pratt and Sandy Aycock

Thursdays from 3:30 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.  Bring 2 #2 pencils and an 8 X 10 sketchbook. Call or visit for more information. Watercolor classes are led by Elaine Henry Dawson several times a year; call for information.

  1. The Sew Joyful Quilters meet regularly on Thursdays from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
  1. Reading Around Book Club meets the first Tuesday of the month from 2:00-3:00 P.M.
  1. Fine Free Week: The first 7 days of every month are fine-free for books returned in good condition!

FISHING WEISS LAKE

Weiss Lake is a happening place right now !

   Weiss Lake 2017 Crappie Rodeo

is underway with several tagged fish already caught.   1013 tagged Crappie valued at over $180,000 in cash prizes were released into Weiss Lake earlier this year.   The tournament started on Feb 15th and continues until April 30th.   Be sure to purchase your $10 Crappie Badge. Sponsored by WLIA    Weiss Lake Improvement Association

13 FISH WORTH $10.000 EACH

Crappie USA “Free Crappie Kids Rodeo”
Sponsored by:  Town of Leesburg

Held in conjunction with the tournament will be the Crappie Kids Fishing Rodeo to be held Saturday morning at the Causeway Boat Ramp, Hwy 68 (between Centre and Cedar Bluff) Centre, AL. Sign up for the Kids Rodeo will be at 8:00 am with the rodeo from 9:00 am till 11:00 am. The Crappie USA Kids Fishing Rodeo is a chance for children of the area to get out and enjoy nature, do a little fishing and win some prizes. The event is free to all children 12 and under with all participants eligible for a chance to win one of the six, Crappie USA $1,000.00 scholarships to be awarded at the 2017 Cabela’s Crappie USA Classic.

Crappie USA   to hit the waters of Weiss Lake

Crappie USA, “America’s Premier National Crappie Fishing Tournament Organization” will return to Alabama’s Weiss Lake March 18, 2017. This is the opportunity for local anglers to compete for cash, prizes and a chance to advance to the 2017 Cabela’s Crappie USA Classic. The Classic event will be October 26 – 28, 2017 on KY & Barkley Lakes at Paris, Tennessee. Be sure to check out our website at: http://www.crappieusa.com and like our Crappie USA Tournament Trail Facebook Page. Both sites contain new and exciting information on our events along with special information for crappie anglers everywhere.

Just want a relaxing weekend of fishing ….check out our website for places to eat, shop and stay

http://cherokee-chamber.org/

State of the County

Judge Kirk Day

WHAT: Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce  Monthly Breakfast

WHEN: Thursday, March 9, 2017

TIME:    8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
WHERE: Chamber of Commerce Meeting Room

801 Cedar Bluff Road, Bldg. A

Centre, AL 356960

Speaker: Judge Kirk Day / Probate & County Commission  Chairman

Program: State of the County

Caterer: Royal Waffle King

Please let us know if you will be attending this event. Just Click Below or Call Barbara at 256-927-8455

Click to RSVP to Barbara