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Chef Caleb Partridge presents Vanessa Bailey, executive director from CareNet, a check for $300 from a spaghetti dinner fundraiser, held in February at Iotla United Methodist Church.

The church also received a check for $300 to be used for missions.

Community in partnership with First Presbyterian.

Parents, Highlands business owners and community leaders all describe the Highlands Community Child Development Center (HCCDC) as vital to the success of the community. Frances Oakley, president of the HCCDC Board of Directors goes even further.

“I feel the center is the anchor on one end of the town with the hospital on the other. What the center does for Highlands is incredible. We have provided care for the children of parents that are employees of 85 different businesses in Highlands.”

Jennifer Creswell’s seven-year-old son William, attended HCCDC from the time he was six months old until he entered kindergarten at Highlands School.


On Sunday, March 13, Pastor Benny Bagwell will celebrate 22 years as Pastor of the Victory Baptist Church on Cowee Mountain. Pastor Bagwell and his wife, Beth and their three children came to the church on the second Sunday of March in 1989. Victory is the only church that Bagwell has ever pastored. Before pastoring, Bagwell was a Christian School Administrator.

Pastor Bagwell will speak at the 11 a.m. service. At 6 p.m., the church choir and special musicians will present an hour-long program of singing followed by a finger food fellowship.



The theme for the Lenten Season of Renewal is “24 Hours That Changed the World” based on the book by Adam Hamilton. The public is cordially invited on Wednesday evenings beginning March 16 through April 13, for a time of fellowship and a meal from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. and then study from 6:15 to 7 p.m. Children will also be studying their own track of the same book.

Reservations for the suppers are required. Call the church office at (828)524-3010 to make reservations. Cost for the supper is $6 for adults and youth; $2 for children up to 5th grade.


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