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December 14, 2023

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704-484-1047 Our 40th Year • Issue No. 50 • December 14, 2023 "IN GOD WE TRUST" Men's Coveralls Men's Coveralls starting at starting at $89.99 $89.99 2011 S. Lafayette St. 2011 S. Lafayette St. (Hwy. 18 S) • Shelby, NC (Hwy. 18 S) • Shelby, NC MERCHANDISE 704-482-8464 HOURS: Mon - Fri 8am - 5:30pm Sat 9am - 3pm *In Stock RECLINERS RECLINERS $ 100 100 00 00 OFF * 8a Sa ARIAT FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY! Best Selection in Town! S h o p L o c a l T h i s S e a s o n! S h o p L o c a l T h i s S e a s o n! What does it take to build a "Great Future" for a child? The Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland County (BGCCC) is dedicated to helping all kids build their own great future. The goal is to provide children with resources and opportunities that enable them to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. In December, the Boys & Girls Club launches its Great Fu- tures Campaign to support fun, engaging after-school and sum- mer enrichment programs that emphasize Academic Success, Good Character, and a Healthy Lifestyle. With these values in place, children have the building blocks they need to build "Great Futures" for themselves. The Club has recently ex- perienced significant growth and now serves more than 500 children between eight program sites, with at least one in every school zone: Shelby Main (Sum- t e r S t . ) , Mable Ham- r i c k - W h i s - nant Teen Center and E l i z a b e t h Elementary in Shelby, Fallston El- e m e n t a r y and Casar Elementary in the upper C l e v e - land area, Springmore Elementary in Boiling Springs, and North Elementary and Bethware Elementary in Kings Mountain. A second teen center is scheduled to open in the Burns High School zone in 2024. This rapid expansion of the BGCCC over the past two years means the need for fi- nancial support is even greater. To serve all eight locations, the Club's budget has al- most tripled. For over sixty years, BGCCC has delivered life-changing programs for young children and teenag- ers throughout Cleve- land County. Recent data shows that the Club's approach leads to positive results. Here are results for the 2022 school year: • 89% of Club kids achieved A/B Honor Roll with 98% achiev- ing "C or better" final grades. • More than 350 students participated in homework tutor- ing and logged 36,800 hours of homework at the Club. The Power Hour and homework help are making a difference in the lives of kids. • Students participated in 1,328 hours of SMART Moves which trains kids to develop re- silience skills and learn to make positive life decisions. • Students received more than 800 hours of training about healthy eating, positive mental health, and personal fitness. See FUTURE, Page 2 Your gift today will help create Great Futures at the Boys & Girls Club. Employees from Clearwater Paper plant volunteer to help during Power Hour as Club kids work on their homework. As part of the Jack and Ruth Schweppe Summer Day Camp, City of Shelby firefighters talk about their careers as they show participants the equip- ment on the fire truck. Learning about medical careers, students at the Main Club are ready to operate. N.C. TRACTOR & FARM SUPPLY 299 Railroad Ave., Rutherfordton • 828-288-0395 Mobile: 828-429-5008 • SALES • SERVICE • PARTS 0% FINANCING FOR 72 MONTHS 0% FINANCING FOR 72 MONTHS --OR-- --OR-- $2,500 OFF CASH PURCHASE! $2,500 OFF CASH PURCHASE! PROUDLY SERVING RUTHERFORD, CLEVELAND, GASTON, LINCOLN, POLK COUNTIES AS THE AREAS HOMETOWN MASSEY FERGUSON DEALER. Great Selection Great Selection GC1723 • GC1725 GC1723 • GC1725

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