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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Ashe County Habitat for Humanity is recruiting volunteers to work on a house construction site (no experience needed), at our ReSales on Monday or Saturday, or behind-the-scenes committee work. If interested, call 336-846-2525 or send an email to info@ashehabitat.org.   Feedback

PTSD SUPPORT GROUP An open, free, peer-led support group for those who suffer with various types of (civilian) Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and trauma-related stress disorders. Trauma Matters provides a safe climate in which participants can be heard, have a sense of belonging and support healing for trauma survivors. Trauma Matters meetings will be held from 6-8 pm, in the Business Development Center conference room, 115 Atwood St., Sparta, NC. Vending machines will be available and occasional small meals provided. No child care will will be available, but children are welcome with attending members. Meeting Schedule: July 8; July 22; Aug. 5; Aug. 19; Sept. 9; Sept. 23; Oct. 7; Oct. 21; Nov. 4; Nov. 18; Dec. 2; Dec. 16. For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/christine.venrick?   FB Feedback

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.   Feedback

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.   Feedback

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.   Feedback

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.   Feedback

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.   Feedback

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.   Feedback

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.   Feedback

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.   Feedback

RE ASHE OUTREACH FISH FRY for Fryday: "Please call us, 336-385-1314, for takeout orders beginning at 3:30 pm. Please LISTEN TO THE TIME WE TELL YOU IT WILL BE DONE. We plan to package all dinners in go-trays with plasticware and your advance choice of dessert and drink if we've got it. WE WILL CALL YOUR CELL AND MEET YOU WITH IT OUTSIDE to minimize everyone's risk of viral contamination." Ashe Outreach Fish Fry 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. Standard fare includes: Alaskan pollock, chicken tenders, Big Butterfly Shrimp (Medium(6 $13) and large(9 $15) ONLY, No Combo), or a combo, with fries, puppies, slaw, dessert and drink. Small $10; Medium/'Plus One' $13; Large $15. Your Fish Fry donation (plate) helps to to feed a community of folks every month who desperately need your help to keep food on the table.   Feedback