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This week’s words for the 2011 Cherokee County Spelling Bee are from Latin and can be found on the National Spelling Bee web site, www.myspellit.com 

humble   message   opera   jovial   plausible   library   patina

exuberant   benefactor   adjacent   amicable   necessary

renovate   curriculum   consensus   ambivalent 

refugee   meticulous   condolences   bugle

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Elo-ly Bailey, president of the Friends of Murphy Public Library and her husband Corey, who is also a board member had a wonderful surprise at the annual Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce dinner.  Chamber board member, David Brown presented Bailey with a beautiful engraved award to the Friends as the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce’s 2010 Community Organization of the Year.

The 2010 Friends of Murphy Public Library board includes: Front row: Julie Chautin, Jeff Murphy, librarian, and Elo-ly Bailey, president (l to r) and Back Row: Mike Moumousis, Diane Hines, Melissa Barker, assistant librarian, Corey Bailey, Louise MacDonald, Sonia Roberts, and Bob MacLean (l to r).

The Friends have been active since 2005 when then-librarian Teresa Thomas got a gleam in her eye, found some friendly volunteers, and the rest is history.  That history is filled with auctions, yard and book sales, a writing club and book club, Christmas decorations, a book sale room, book signings, and art exhibits.

Friends' first president Judy Whitaker accepts the Friends' first award from Friends of North Carolina libraries, Margaret Andrews as then-librarian Teresa Thomas looks on.

And the same night the Friends received their award, one of the first artists to make a presentation at the library also received an award.  Mike Lalone was crowned Citizen of the Year/Duke Power Citizenship Award. 

 The resident artist at the John C. Campbell Folk School founded the local Empty Bowls event to raise money for local food banks, and volunteers at the Learning Center.  He has donated one of his wonderful pieces of pottery every year for the Friends’ auction.  Congratulations, Mike – well done!

The 2009 Auction Committee met after the auction to share war stories. Standing (l to r): Teresa Thomas, Corey Bailey, Marilyn Barke, Elo-ly Bailey, Diane Hines, Melissa Barker and Mike Moumousis.  Seated: Nora King, Claire Groff, Jeff Murphy, and Kathy Hoyt. 

 

Many thanks to former Board members Marlene Winkelman, Gwen Appleget and Fran McCord for the book sale room, the fundraising cookbook, the monthly book club, and Christmas gingerbread houses.

This week’s words for the 2010 Cherokee County Spelling Bee are from German and can be found on the National Spelling Bee web site, www.myspellit.com. To see previous weeks’ words, scroll down.

glitz   waltz   schnauzer   knapsack   bagel   cobalt

liverwurst   autobahn   gestalt   spareribs

strudel   hamster   pretzel   poltergeist

pumpernickel   bratwurst   dachshund  

angst   nosh   feldspar

This week’s words for the 2011 Cherokee County Spelling Bee come from Japanese and can be found on the National Spelling Bee web site, http://www.myspellit.com. To see previous weeks’ words, scroll down.

kudzu   mikado   tycoon   teriyaki   tofu  sushi

sayonara   tsunami   origami   ninja   geisha

hibachi   haiku   karate   shogun   honcho

ramen   futon   samurai   sumo

Israeli director Keren Yedaya wanted to tell the story of the conflict of Israelis and Palestinians from inside Israel, not out on the Gaza strip.  A conflict that “cannot be solved with a separation fence” notes Yedaya.   So she filmed her story in the Israeli city of Jaffa.

The Murphy Library is showing Film Movement’s “Jaffa” Thursday at 6 p.m.  It runs 105 minutes and contains adult material.  It will be shown in Hebrew with subtitles in English.

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This week’s words for the 2011 Cherokee County Spelling Bee are eponyms, words that are derived from a real or mythical person’s name and can be found on the National Spelling Bee web site, http://www.myspellit.com.  Scroll down to see previous weeks’ words.

hector   magnolia   newton   tortoni   gardenia

zinnia   begonia   macadamia   saxophone

melba   samaritan   praline   salmonella

tantalize   shrapnel  vulcanize   yahoo

mentor   ampere   cupid 


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