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November 22, 2023

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704-484-1047 Our 40th Year • Issue No. 47 • November 22, 2023 "Happy Thanksgiving!" N.C. TRACTOR & FARM SUPPLY 299 Railroad Ave., Rutherfordton • 828-288-0395 Mobile: 828-429-5008 • SALES SERVICE PARTS PROUDLY SERVING RUTHERFORD, CLEVELAND, GASTON, LINCOLN, POLK COUNTIES AS THE AREAS HOMETOWN MASSEY FERGUSON DEALER. 0% FINANCING FOR 72 MONTHS 0% FINANCING FOR 72 MONTHS --OR-- --OR-- $2,500 OFF CASH PURCHASE! $2,500 OFF CASH PURCHASE! GC1723 GC1723 GC1725 GC1725 GREAT SELECTION GREAT SELECTION Clearwater Paper Shelby partners with Boys & Girls Club to keep kids safe By Jack Weller Clearwater Paper Corpo- ration donates $62,000 to make Boys & Girls Club a safer place for kids. The Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland County (BGCCC) received the donation to support its on- going culture of child safety. BGCCC did a self-safety audit and found opportunities to improve on its child safety practices. Representatives from Clearwater Paper Cor- poration met with Club staff and Board Committee to de- velop a plan that would not require using Club's operat- ing funds to correct issues. Part of the improvements to the Main Club is new fencing around the outdoor areas. It increases the size of the play spaces and makes it safer for the children. "Supervising large groups of children, especially in open spaces, can be challenging. You must be proactive when it comes to safety and not wait until something unfortu- nate happens. We're excited that Clearwater Paper shares this sentiment and is willing to partner with us to keep kids safe." – Keeynan Pharr, Op- erations Director, BGCCC "Clearwater Paper Shelby is delighted to be able to help the Boys and Girls Club keep kids safe. We want to make sure we are always a good partner to the commu- nity and can positively impact people's lives." – Chris Kelm, Plant Manager, Clearwater Paper Shelby. On the inside of the build- ing, doors will be refitted with automatic closers and keypad locks. This provides greater security in the unfortunate situation of an intruder. Chil- dren will be further protected by ensuring that unauthorized areas such as supply closets and unused classrooms are closed automatically and kept off-limits. The BGCCC is a 501©(3) nonprofit organization that serves children ages 6-18 in eight locations throughout Cleveland County. "Our mis- sion is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens." For over sixty years, BGCCC has served the youth of our community. BGCCC serves more than 500 children across Cleve- land County. A Club kid will rotate through different ac- tivities like homework tutor- ing, arts & crafts, music, computers, STEM, SMART Moves, Healthy Habits, Tri- ple Play Sports, and more. Programs are designed to be fun and engaging while providing valuable life skills and character development experiences. Club kids learn techniques and strategies to resist risky behaviors, and how to contribute positively to their community and soci- ety. Great Futures Start Here is the tag line for the BGCCC and shows how it has been successful with over twenty thousand alumni of the Club in the area. Clearwater Paper is a premier supplier of private brand tissue to major retail- ers, including grocery, club, mass merchants, and dis- count stores. In addition, the company produces bleached paperboard used by quality- conscious printers and pack- aging converters and offers services that include custom sheeting, slitting, and cutting. Clearwater Paper's employ- ees build shareholder value by developing strong rela- tionships through quality and service. Pictured with Boys & Girls Club members of the Main Club are Board Members: Dr. Carolyn Jackson, Mike Wall, Ric Francis, Josh Propst, B&GC Executive Director; Clearwater employees: Jonathon Will, Chris Kelm, Jake Toney, Sasha McCluney, Sheena Saddler, Ryan Bumgardner, Meredith Diebold and Patrick Hartnett; B&GC Board members Dr. Faye Burton and Stephen Lancaster. Jake's Knives BUY•SELL•TRADE 1008 S. Lafayette St., Shelby, NC 1008 S. Lafayette St., Shelby, NC 704-600-6996 • 980-295-5568 704-600-6996 • 980-295-5568 Knives, Silver & Gold Huge Selection of Huge Selection of Collectibles & Gifts Collectibles & Gifts Microtech • Spyderco Microtech • Spyderco Lightning • CRKT Lightning • CRKT "ANTIQUES"

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