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According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, each year in the United States, more than 700,000 people suffer from stroke. It is the third highest cause of death in the U.S. and one of the leading causes of permanent disability in adults. Not surprisingly, it is primarily a disease of those over age 65, who account for 87% of patients. 

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The word ‘retreat’ has several meanings. According to the dictionary, ‘retreat’ is when an army moves back or withdraws from enemy forces. Retreat is also used in the game of chess – to move back from a forward or threatening position on the board. But it can also be a noun meaning a place t…

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“If you’re blue, and you don’t know where to go to, why don’t you go where this cat sits, puttin’ on the Ritz?” 

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A very compassionate mail carrier was doing her rounds just off Cove Road a little over a month ago and she saw what she thought was a black trash bag. She went closer and when she saw it was covered in flies, she went over to examine it further. As you can guess by now, it turned out to be …

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Smoke Signals invites you to stop by our table at the Big Canoe Oktoberfest event Saturday, Oct. 9 and meet some very talented local authors who contribute to the newspaper.

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Big Canoe Chapel is proud to host the Ladies of Lee for a concert on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m., in the Chapel Sanctuary. The concert is open to the public and one you will not want to miss. 

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This handsome orange guy with a beautiful marbled coat was found roaming around in the Chestnut Knoll area of Big Canoe. He was posted on Facebook by more than one resident, but no one claimed him. He was shy but not feral and he was hungry. 

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This handsome orange guy with a beautiful marbled coat was found roaming around in the Chestnut Knoll area of Big Canoe. He was posted on Facebook by more than one resident, but no one claimed him. He was shy but not feral and he was hungry. 

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There is a very kind and caring gentleman who lives in Big Canoe and has a warehouse nearby. He feeds all the feral cats who have decided his place of business makes an excellent al fresco dining establishment. In late Spring, he saw some kittens romping around with the adults but no mother …

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Big Canoe Chapel Men’s Fellowship has a number of ministries that serve the needs of many in the Big Canoe community and the surrounding area. Since 2007, the sole fundraising event for the group has been the annual Men’s Fellowship Charity Golf Tournament. This year’s event is scheduled Wed…

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The word ‘retreat’ has several meanings. According to the dictionary, ‘retreat’ is when an army moves back or withdraws from enemy forces. Retreat is also used in the game of chess – to move back from a forward or threatening position on the board. But it can also be a noun meaning a place t…

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The Bear Society is having a party this Friday night, Sept.17 on the Veranda.  The party, running from 7-10 p.m., will feature music by Big Canoe favorite Bill Pound. 

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She looks like a kitten. She acts like a kitten. She must be a kitten. But she’s not! Instead, little Lori is a party animal in defiance of her recent status as a doting young mother. Kind people rescued her just as she was about to give birth to two darling little tuxedo boys, and when a ne…

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As the world wrestles with a global pandemic, children around the world need hope more than ever. Gift-filled shoeboxes can help show them God’s love and provide an opportunity to communicate the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to let them know God loves them and has not forgotten the…

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Chase Kemp, who grew up in Big Canoe, graduated from Pickens High School and received a full ROTC scholarship to the University of North Georgia, was promoted to captain in the U.S. Army Sept. 2.