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15 wild boars trapped in Big Canoe; more still roaming

 

 

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Last Wednesday Cain’s Wildlife Removal, hauled the 11th wild boar out of Big Canoe after they were contracted by the community’s property owner association to begin trapping in October. See video of them preparing the pig for transport.

Then earlier this week they caught four more of the feral pigs including one reddish colored pig. It is thought the capture of four removes one complete group of pigs from the gated community, but at least one more group and possibly two are still rooting in the upscale mountain community.

Mike Cain of Cain’s Wildlife Removal thought there were up to 30 wild pigs there to start with, divided into at least two sounders (technical name for a group of pigs).

 

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Sharptop opens community artist show Nov. 15th

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Talking Rock artist, Jo Wells Davis will be introducing her “Textured Light Art” glass sculptural art work at the latest Sharptop show.

 

If you have art in your soul you will want to mark your calendar for November 15th, 5 p.m. when area artists will open the doors to their most recent creations displayed at Sharptop Arts Center on D.B. Carroll just around the corner from Stearns Bank.

This year’s show will debut the works of new artists who have joined Pickens’ talented community as well as the art of cherished established artists who dwell among us.

“Home for the Holidays” opens Friday, November 15th at 5 p.m. with a reception recognizing artists who have submitted work for the show.  New members are encouraged to join Sharptop Arts Center and feature their work at this popular annual event.

Health Department offers free flu vaccines for students

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    A student at Hill City Elementary receives a flu mist vaccine at the school campus.

The public health department will soon visit middle and high schools.

    This month 338 elementary students took advantage of free influenza vaccines offered at school campuses, with the Pickens County Health Department gearing up to visit the middle and high school campuses in the coming weeks.

 

Free crochet classes offered at library

 

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By Laiken Owens

 Intern Reporter

   Crochet classes are offered at the Pickens library, Burnt Mountain Road, on Tuesday at both 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

   The free classes are about an hour and a half long, but sometimes last two hours.

   “You can come to one class or the other, or both,” said Cathy Connell a crochet class member.

   Anyone is welcome whether an expert or a beginner. “We’ll help you get started,” said Nettie Corley, another crochet class member.

   Connell said, “It’s no loss if you mess up, just start over.”