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GET TICKETS EARLY — The Haywood Cattlemen’s Beef Roast includes an all-you-can eat beef roast meal. The beef — about 1,600 pounds of inside top round — is double-wrapped in foil after it has been dredged in special spices, then cooked for 20 hours.

The Haywood Cattlemen’s Association is gearing up for its annual summer beef roast — a full-course dinner featuring top round roasts perfectly seasoned and cooked through the night.

The 5 to 8 p.m. event will be held on Saturday, July 14, at Tuscola High School.

The annual beef roast in a highlight for many beef lovers in the county — up to 2,000 some years — who never miss the chance to get their fix of the all-you-can-eat beef dinner that includes a special sauce, slaw, beans, a roll, a drink and dessert.

The annual event generally attracts a crowd of 1,400 to 1,600, with some years bringing in up to 2,000 beef-lovers.

There is plenty of seating at Tuscola High School where the event has diners not only in the cafeteria, but in the large gathering area between the gymnasium and cafeteria, as well as outdoor tables. Those who prefer to simply take the dinner home to eat on their own back porch can go through the take-out line where all is packaged and ready to go other than a drink choice.

The special seasoning that covers all sides of each roast before it is double-wrapped in foil for the overnight cooking stint, contains 12 different spices. The special seasoning was developed the first time the event was held.

This year, Neal Stamey, who has helped prepare a batch of the seasoning ever since the event started decades ago, will be assisted by Kyle Miller this year, who is president of the local cattle organization.

Lore has it that the spice mix is so special there is no one person who knows the entire recipe. Each of the spice mixers is given six spices and the quantities to bring to the mixing event. While Stamey is always on hand, the second man has changed several times, so it is theoretically possible that the recipe has escaped.

Ethan Henderson, the Haywood Extension Service livestock agent, said all the proceeds from the event are donated to support youth livestock events, including a scholarship program.

Tickets are $12 at the gate, but can be purchased for $10 each in advance

from any Haywood Cattlemen’s Association member, at The Mountaineer, 220 N. Main St., Waynesville, or at the Haywood County Cooperative Extension Office at 589 Raccoon Road in Waynesville.

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The Haywood County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Monday, June 15, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. in the Historic Courtroom of the Haywood County Historic Courthouse located at 215 N. Main Street, Waynesville, North Carolina 28786. The purpose of the hearing is to allow the public to discuss the sale of the Historic Haywood County Hospital located at 1230 N. Main Street, Waynesville, North Carolina to Landmark Asset Services, Inc. for $225,000.00. The County intends to sell the property for affordable housing for persons of low to moderate income per N.C.G.S. 153A-378. The sale of the Historic Haywood County Hospital is authorized and conducted pursuant to N.C.G.S. 160A-267. The County shall attach covenants or conditions to assure that the property will be put to public use for persons of low to moderate income. Persons wishing to be heard at the public hearing are asked to be present. The County Commissioners may adopt reasonable rules governing the conduct of the hearing including; (i) fixing the maximum time allotted to each speaker, (ii) providing for the designation of spokesmen for groups of persons supporting or opposing the same position, (iii) providing for the selection of delegates from groups of persons supporting or opposing the same positions when the number of persons wishing to attend the hearing exceeds the capacity of the hall, and (iv) providing for the maintenance of order and decorum in the conduct of the hearing.

This 1st day of June, 2020.

Tracy L. Wells, Clerk to the Board

Haywood County Board of Commissioners

No. 35453