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Here are the Spelling Bee Study Words for this year’s Spelling Bee taking place on November 19 at Martins Creek School, 9 a.m.

Spelling Bee Study Words 2015-2016
We will also publish shortly a list of Challenge Words

First: Spelling Bee Words
The Cherokee County Schools’ Spelling Bee will focus on the Study Words and Challenge Words, but also may include words from the Merriam Webster Dictionary.

Eponyms
praline magnolia boysenberry hosta poinsettia macadamia
salmonella newton saxophone tortoni greengage angstrom
gardenia melba tantalize zinnia quisling
begonia samaritan Panglossian quixote jeremiad hector
Geronimo shrapnel vulcanize Frankenstein Boswell ampere
cupid Fletcherism yahoo diesel
bandersnatch Crusoe mentor Dracula
Spanish
burrito embargo chimichanga gazpacho mariachi sombrero
alligator canasta bonanza chinchilla machismo enchilada
pueblo hacienda fandango quesadilla
flotilla tornado flamenco vigilante adios cabana gordita
peccadillo filibuster tortilla vanilla cilantro fiesta anchovy
mesa ramada junco cafeteria bongo
castanets mantilla oregano lariat chalupa buffalo renegade
langosta alamo barrio cedilla Argentine bolivar amarillo
cordovan desperado empanada tomatillo
diablo pochismo sierra olio bolero junta duenna
Arabic
azure Islamic sultan artichoke mummy tarragon adobe mohair
borax talc arsenal lemon tuna admiral hazard apricot
carmine monsoon average gazelle crimson orange
sequin macrame algebra guitar nabob giraffe mattress elixir
saffron cotton albatross zero safari magazine zenith alfalfa
imam mosque alcohol tariff lilac alcove massage
henna alchemy sugar taj mahal khan ghoul
Slavic Languages
gulag parka Slav robot samovar kremlin troika slave mammoth
Siberian tundra Permian kishke glasnost paprika sable
kasha nebbish polka Bolshevik vampire
sputnik knish cravat babushka Soviet Borzoi gopak cheka
sevruga trepak babka purga baba cossack nelma kovsh
lokshen feldsher barabara aul
Asian Languages
dugong guru cushy seersucker jungle oolong nirvana
bangle cummerbund juggernaut pangolin mahatma rupee
mongoose shampoo typhoon bamboo jackal dungaree
bungalow gunnysack chutney karma jute yamen raj
kama pundit loot kavya jiva pandit chintz patel
Old English
quell barrow dearth bower paddock blithe keen mongrel
reckless alderman whirlpool belay cleanser dreary
bequeath sallow dross lithe gristle earwig
fickle nestle fennel nostril abide behest slaughter
gospel furlong linseed nether fathom nightingale farthing
threshold kith wanton loam yield
mattock hawthorn tithe behoove forlorn quiver
hustings aspen mermaid anvil barley linden hassock
orchard hearth watery fiend goatee earthenware
windily dealership bookkeeping fiery learned
nosiest creepy errand daily gnat broadleaf stringy
dairy workmanship newfangled timely dogged mootable
womanly manhandle folksiness worrisome roughhewn
knavery hurdle kipper hundredth icicle pinafore yieldable hue
Dutch
cockatoo keelhaul harpoon furlough bowery easel
holster freebooter waffle trawl uproar beleaguer cruller
yacht wiseacre brackish decoy caboose
buckwheat walrus howitzer crimp bluff stipple
floss cruiser hustle klompen polder bundle catkin splice
Flemish grabble huckster frolic ravel
tattle scum trek scrabble clapboard gruff isinglass
excise blister rabbit package muddle handsome foist
staple gulden mart screen guilder etch Netherlander
dune croon ticket buckwagon hock boodle guy
daffodil loiter potash scow wintergreen trigger stripe
bruin skipper waywiser spoor mizzle school pickle snuff
New World Languages
condor iguana hurricane kahuna hogan jerky muskrat
hominy wigwam pampas caribou toboggan persimmon
quinine powwow bayou coyote tamale poi cashew
luau totem mahimahi hickory cacao kona malihini
wikiwiki Tuckahoe pecan chipotle skunk woodchuck
chocolate muumuu puma tomato maraca petunia
jaguar buccaneer llama succotash caucus
wampum mole toucan
French
peloton barrage chagrin pacifism manicure
altruism bureaucracy mascot parfait mystique layette
boutique dressage croquet gorgeous denture mirage
denim cachet neologism beige diplomat motif
suave foyer clementine ambulance rehearse leotard
prairie diorama entourage fuselage boudoir
collage amenable expertise matinee plateau
sortie croquette physique elite deluxe nougat rouge
escargot crochet regime doctrinaire tutu
bevel menu egalitarian quiche fatigue garage
morgue stethoscope vogue musicale palette
flamboyant baton souvenir impasse finesse maladroit
Latin
inane relevant impetuous ambivalent dejected
postmortem incriminate access plausible interrupt alliteration
refugee amicable lucid percolate meticulous
fastidious trajectory animosity implement ambiguity
curriculum omnivorous bellicose electoral crescent
obsequious transect precipice susceptible condolences
benefactor candidate bugle formidable canary subterfuge
abdicate lunatic carnivore gregarious ostentatious prosaic
herbivore prodigal magnanimous benevolent mercurial
simile jovial ridiculous innate obstinate discern mediocre
insidious rupture precipitate erudite colloquial intractable
exuberant ingenious retrospective ominous vulnerable
omnipotent consensus discipline alleviate spectrum
prescription capitulation incredulous affinity necessary
adjacent dissect conjecture imperative predicate corporal patina
Capricorn participant library cognition primal filament
unity ventilate aquatic igneous reptile providence message
foliate nasal opera renovate credentials temporal canine
measure credible femininity confidence triumvirate popularity
diary humble vivisection strict prosecute contiguous ductile
gradient current perfidy fidelity incorruptible
German
angst pretzel waltz haversack nosh sauerbraten hinterland
verboten liverwurst streusel umlaut wanderlust eiderdown
schnauzer lederhosen kohlrabi sitzmark langlauf autobahn
Backstein inselberg gestalt einkorn kitsch gestapo schloss
rucksack echt bratwurst knapsack feldspar poltergeist noodle
spareribs Meistersinger pumpernickel Bildungsroman strudel
bagel hamster cobalt nachtmusik vorlage graupel Wagnerian
cringle fife glitz homburg kuchen pitchblende spritz prattle
zwinger spitz realschule panzer stollen dachshund seltzer
Japanese
ninja sushi tofu shogun honcho karate samurai teriyaki sashimi
tsunami haiku futon mikado hibachi origami geisha wasabi ramen
kudzu banzai tycoon sumo koan satori tatami kami sukiyaki
kuruma Meiji Romaji odori miso Kabuki geta sayonara
Greek
lethargy android chronic biopsy irony automaton enthusiasm
synopsis homogeneous odyssey megalopolis acme synonym
orthodox aristocracy calypso patriarch hierarchy character
isobar asterisk eclectic melancholy stoic chronology eulogy
didactic cosmetic Spartan geothermal cynical homonym cryptic
hypothesis academy pentathlon antibiotic diatribe etymology
hydraulic trauma hygiene semantics thesaurus phenomenon
cosmos protagonist acronym paradox synchronous misanthropy
sarcasm ephemeral polygon nemesis syntax eureka topography
panic apostrophe geranium metaphor spherical xylophone
dynamic myriad epiphany apathy synergy amnesia philanthropy
democracy strategy diagnosis topical matriarch endemic
analysis rhetoric eponym agnostic dogma idiom thermal dyslexia
Olympian allegory pragmatic adamant protocol tragic hydrology
polymer notochord biblical ergonomic mathematics tachometer
protein rhinoceros hyphen autopsy pyre herpetology angelic
tritium androcentric demotic geode hedonism periscope geoponics
asthmogenic monotonous amphibious symbiosis macron periphery
Italian
staccato ballot confetti semolina influenza cavalry piazza cadenza
pistachio spinet cantata incognito vendetta contraband mascara
graffiti credenza parapet falsetto ditto provolone extravaganza
scampi belladonna gondola rotunda cauliflower galleria regatta
crescendo balcony portfolio antipasto libretto virtuoso harmonica
maestro bravura fresco stucco inferno ballerina malaria grotto
harpsichord allegro virtuosa spaghetti piccolo ravioli vibrato
pesto aria bambino salami Parmesan oratorio finale scenario
contrapuntal illuminati concerto macaroni palmetto bandit
fiasco cameo sonata coloratura

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Spelling Bee Challenge Words
Here are the Spelling Bee Challenge Words for the 2014-2015 Spelling Bee taking place on November 20, 2014 at Martins Creek School.
Study these after you have mastered the Spelling Bee Study Words (See separate list of Spelling Bee Study Words 2014-2015).
The Spelling Bee will focus on the Spelling Bee Study Words but also may include words from the Challenge Words and from the Merrriam Webster Dictionary Read the rest of this entry »

Here are the Spelling Bee Study Words for this year’s Spelling Bee taking place on November 20 at Martins Creek School.
Spelling Bee Study Words
2014-2015
We will also publish shortly a list of
Challenge Words
First: Spelling Bee Words Read the rest of this entry »

Friends of Murphy Library are holding their popular annual Arts & Crafts & Craft Supplies Sale this Thursday and Friday, June 19 and 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will also be a Books in the Breezeway Sale in the back of the library.

Friends and local crafters are raising funds for prizes in the Cherokee County Middle Schools Spelling Bee, co-sponsored by The Cherokee Scout’s Newspaper in Education Program.

Crafters include Sammie Simpson, Jo-Ann Allen, Sharon Francis, Renata Craig, Margie King, Vivian Schell, Jan Ruiz, and Hollie Criswell.

Finished crafts are for sale along with quilt tops, sewing machines, fabric, beautiful yarns, flowers, baskets, jewelry items, and paper-crafting materials. Look around, you will find something fun! Call 837-2417 for more information, or better yet, just stop by.

Free demos are offered every half hour starting at 10:30 a.m.:

10:30 a.m. Quilter Louise MacDonald will share the secrets of hand-quilting.

11:00 a.m. Sammie Simpson teaches “The Care and Feeding of Vintage Sewing Machines”

12:00 Sharon Francis will demo the Envelope Punch Board, a Stampin’ Up! tool that create 66 different size envelopes and boxes too! Measurements are listed on the board. Come see how easy it is to make an envelope.

12:30 Edie Hantula will get you started in the wonderful art of woodcarving, a traditional Appalachian craft.

1:00 p.m. Sharon Francis introduces Project Life by Stampin’ Up! to help create quick stunning scrapbook pages that coordinate in colors and sizes to the Project Life page protectors. You have to see this!

1:30 p.m. Sammie Simpson will show you the proper “Care and Feeding of Vintage Sewing Machine.” Bring her your questions – she’s got the answers.

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Friends’ volunteer Linda Perry previews crafts and supplies donated for sale at Murphy Library June 19 and 20.

The Cherokee County Schools Spelling Bee took place at Martins Creek School on October 17 and all fifteen students at the Bee were amenable to spelling the words they were given.  However Martins Creek 6th grade student Pressley Payne actually had to spell “a-m-e-n-a-b-l-e.”  He did it calmly, distinctly, and perfectly, winning the 1st Place trophy along with a one hundred dollar cash prize.

The two competent runners-up were 7th graders, Eric Fox, from Hiwassee Dam Middle School in 2nd Place and Marie Sawdy from Murphy Middle School in 3rd Place, winning trophies along with fifty dollar and twenty-five dollar cash prizes respectively.

In addition to Pressley Payne, Hannah Smith and Eris Davis represented Martins Creek.  Hiwassee Dam students Nina Nicholson and Tucker Lynn joined Eric Fox, and Hagan Newton and Aleayah Cox came from Murphy Middle School along with Marie Sawdy.

Andrews Middle School students included Magnus Fonda, Joshua Um and Karra Postell.  Kirsten Pickelsimer, Shawn Bruce and Kaylee Campbell represented Ranger Middle School.

Marie Sawdy, 3rd Place, Eric Fox, 2nd Place, and Pressley Payne, 1st Place winners at Cherokee County Schools 2013 Spelling Bee.

Marie Sawdy, 3rd Place, Eric Fox, 2nd Place, and Pressley Payne, 1st Place winners at Cherokee County Schools 2013 Spelling Bee.

Parents cheered, teachers and principals smiled, and the hard-working students simultaneously breathed a sigh of relief.

Many thanks to all the crafts people and Friends volunteers who helped raise funds for prizes.

Spelling Bee Challenge Words

Here are the Spelling Bee Challenge Words for the 2013-2014 Spelling Bee taking place on October 17, 2013 at Martins Creek School.

Study these after you have mastered the Spelling Bee Study Words (See separate list of  Spelling Bee Study Words 2013-2014).

The Spelling Bee will focus on the Spelling Bee Study Words but also may include words from the Challenge Words and from the Merrriam Webster Dictionary  Read the rest of this entry »

If you are an artist, craftsperson, book lover, collector, or just looking for a good time, don’t miss Friends of Murphy Library’s popular Crafts and Craft Supplies and Books in the Breezeway Sales on Thursday and Friday, August 2 and 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the library.

Murphy Library volunteer Julie Armstrong looks over items for Friends of Murphy Library’s Crafts and Craft Supplies Sale this Thursday and Friday August 2 and 3 in the library’s meeting room from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Books and Media Sale takes place in the breezeway in back of the library. Call 837-2417.

The Crafts and Craft Supplies Sale raises money for prizes in the Cherokee County Schools annual Spelling Bee.  The Bee is co-sponsored by The Cherokee Scout’s Newspaper in Education and Friends of Murphy Library.

 Crafters and artists sell their excess supplies, finished crafts and make a donation to the Bee fund.  They love to talk about their work. Sammie Simpson, Jo-Ann Allen, Sharon Francis, Kathy Hoyt and Leslie Beaster will have tables full of quilts, quilting fabrics, yarn, scrapbook items, sewing items and lots more.  The Friends sell donated items including a whittling set, tie-dye paints with t-shirts, fabrics, and frames.  Moreover, Friends members like Louise MacDonald are there to lend advice to novice crafters.

Are your bookshelves empty?  The Murphy Library’s Books in the Breezeway shelves have been reorganized making it easy to find your favorite authors, fiction and nonfiction, and lots of books on tape.  And when you buy books on tape, they leave your hands free for, what else, your favorite craft. Call 837-2417 for details.


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