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From the parking lot at the Big Canoe Postal Facility Wednesday, Jan. 13 a man accidentally drove his van over the steep embankment, landing front end down on the road below. 

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Join us for a tour of Big Canoe’s model train lines and the expert engineers who designed, developed and run them. With model railroad buff Cecil Schneider as our guide, Smoke Signals Weekly will visit seven model train enthusiasts, check out their layouts and find out what drives their pass…

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Rev. Len Walker, senior pastor at the Big Canoe Chapel, has one of several Lionel O-Scale train layouts in Big Canoe.  He started his layout in a room over his garage shortly after moving to Big Canoe in January 2012. This four-track layout was designed with a lower height than most layouts …

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With many Big Canoe property owners, family members and guests looking forward to a memorable white Christmas in 2020, they perhaps overlooked a hard cold truth: Father Christmas has got nothing on Mother Nature. 

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Monday, Jan. 4 the Big Canoe POA announced its proposed Capital Contribution Fee(CCF) was approved by property owners. “This vote for Big Canoe’s future will further empower us to upgrade our existing infrastructure,” General Manager Scott Auer commented in an email to Smoke Signals. “The ov…

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There is more to celebrate than just a new year.  We are excited to announce the Big Canoe Chapel’s new women’s group: Big Canoe Chapel Women’s Fellowship.  Formerly known as the Women’s Guild, our new name comes with a new board of officers, new focus and new direction.  Events are open to …

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Daddy let Marilyn and Sandra get up but he told Karen and me to just go back to sleep. He may as well have said, “Just lay there with your eyes closed, and think about everything you’ve ever done in the seven years of your whole life.”

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“When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back.”