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Ask the Expert 10 Your Teeth 26 Your Health
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Scientists Develop 3-D Game to Improve Brain Skills
March came in like a Lion and roared
out like a Lion. Hopefully Mother Nature is feeling kind and April will be beautiful and warm - flowers are blooming, foliage is beginning to come out on the trees and everyone is working on cleaning up their yard and getting ready for Spring! I love this time of year when everything feels fresh and new and the possibilities are endless. If you are planning to get married in the near future, check out our Weddings! section starting on Page 13 - we have some awesome vendors in Randolph County to meet all your needs for everything from country chic to formal elegance, and everything in between. Now that the weather is nicer, there are many local charities and fundraising opportunities to attend, including the first Run 5 Feed 5 5K/1 Mile Fun Run to support the COAT Backpack Program in the local Archdale/Trinity Schools. A great many children go hungry during the weekends when there is no school, and these backpacks full of kid-friendly, easy to prepare meals are sometimes all they get to eat. Please consider supporting this great cause - there are several ways you can participate including being a corporate sponsor. The NC Zoo is full of newborns and if you haven’t been to the Zoo lately, this would be a great year to buy a family membership and check out all it has to offer. I look forward to seeing you all at events in the coming months have a wonderful Spring and enjoy the beautiful weather. Happy Reading!
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I Love Loving People! Tricia McMasters was born and raised in Kansas. She grew up on a farm with acres of cornfields, alfalfa, wheat, cows, chickens and horses. After high school, she studied nursing at Dodge City Community College, graduating in 1995 with an LPN degree. 6 | Archdale & Trinity Magazine - Issue 16
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he moved to Topeka, Kansas and started a private home care business. She offered private care for four clients on her own for eight years, before she expanded and hired employees. She and her staff managed many clients over the next 13years. In 2009, her mom was diagnosed with colon cancer. Tricia sold her business and moved home to be closer to her mother and help take care of her through her treatments and illness for the next two years. In the last 11 days of her mom’s life, she talked to Tricia about her personal vision of heaven. That comforted Tricia, and helped her be okay with her Mom’s passing and let her go when the time came. It also allowed her to develop a closer relationship with God. After her Mom passed, Tricia was surrounded by so many painful memories that she needed a fresh start. She moved to North Carolina in February 2012 to be close to friends, who could offer a support system to begin her healing process. Although not sure what direction her life would take, she knew she wanted to work with horses. She spent a lot of time looking for a horse farm who was hiring. She found Creekridge Farm and loved the look of the place from the photos of it she found online. She drove out one day to meet the owner, Tony McMasters. When she asked if he was hiring and would he consider hiring her to work with the horses, he said “no.” Not one to give up, she stayed for the next forty-five minutes talking with him until he finally changed his mind. Once she began working at the farm, she subleased one of the horses from its owner, basically becoming the caregiver for the horse, paying for room, board and shoeing costs, and in return she got to exercise and groom the horse. She spent every day at the barn, mucking out the stalls, trail riding and taking care of the farm when Tony was traveling. Tony recommended that she consider taking a position with a friend of his in Greensboro. Although she hadn’t planned on starting her business here in North Carolina, she began cleaning house for this family, and as time went on she started providing care for their elderly Dad. Tricia continued to work at the farm and she and Tony became very close friends. They talked about everything, and supported each other through rough times. When she took a trip to Colorado in August to visit her Dad, Tony came with her. While he was there, he asked her father’s permission to marry her. Her father’s response, “You are ATMagNC.com | 7
over 21 and have a job, don’t you?” With a smile on his face, Tony then asked Tricia to marry him and she said yes. Until that time, she hadn’t realized that Tony felt that way about her. When they returned home and started discussing wedding plans, Tony asked her how an October wedding worked for her, and thinking he meant the following year, she said that would be perfect. But Tony had other ideas and they were married at the farm just two short months later on October 19, 2013. When she called her Dad, who was unable to attend the ceremony to let him know, he told her that was the date that he had married her Mom, so it became an even more special day for Tricia. Many times she talked with Tony about opening another private care business, and her current client’s family was very supportive and encouraging. Basically, they gave her the “boot in the butt” she needed. In October she filed the paperwork to start Heaven Sent Private Care, LLC which became officially licensed by the state of North Carolina on January 17, 2014. Tony came up with the name, because he always said that Tricia was “Heaven Sent” to him. Her employees and clients now echo that sentiment. Tricia has a team of dedicated employees that work closely together providing her with the help and support she needs to make sure that her clients are taken care of. Tricia’s clients trust her to bring someone into their home trained to take good care of them. She is very aware of that responsibility and when hiring employees, she might be a little unconventional but it’s what works for her business. She meets with each potential new hire, and then spends time after praying over them, letting
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God guide her decision making to hire them or not. In the second interview with a potential candidate, she asks them five questions. She trusts her gut as she listens to their responses. She handles all of her business decisions the same way, including accepting new clients. “My business will never be without God. That’s what has led me all of these years. The strength of God and my Mom’s memory are why I started my business again.” In a few short months, Tricia has grown her private care business to include 11 employees with four full-time clients. They have an RN on staff, but Tricia does all the evaluations herself. She spends the first 12 to 24 hours with each client, assessing their needs and learning their habits. She then trains her staff personally, so she knows that each client’s individual needs are being met. If they like their bed made a certain way or they have breakfast at a certain time – whatever their needs, Tricia makes sure that the employee in charge of their care has been trained thoroughly to make them as comfortable as possible. Heaven Sent Private Care, LLC can provide services from one hour a month to twenty-four hours a day. They offer full-time non-medical care, laundry, light housekeeping, and meal preparation, to sitting with a client at the hospital and keeping them comfortable. Many times, a patient is able to come home after a hospital stay instead of going into a nursing home to recover because Tricia’s team is there to help them. They work closely with a client’s personal doctor and medical team to make sure each client’s needs are being met. Loneliness is a hard thing for the aging generation, and Tricia provides companionship and care at the same time. If a client is mobile, she will take them to the park,
on day trips, grocery shopping, to the movies – whatever the client would like to do. They offer respite care, if a family member is the primary caregiver and they just need to get out of the house for a few hours to run errands, do grocery shopping or whatever, Tricia and her team will sit with the client, read the paper, play games or just keep them company. If a family needs to go away for vacation or holidays, Heaven Sent staff is available to stay with their family member so they have peace of mind while they are gone that their loved one is well cared for. Some clients just need a little help getting up and ready for the day and then at the end of the day to get ready for bed. There are no minimum requirements with Heaven Sent; you can use them as little or as much as you need. Tricia offers two hour Gift Cards for service, and you can use them any way you like. This allows you to try their services and see if it is the right fit for you and your family’s situation, without any obligation or longterm contracts. As the owner of the company, Tricia takes special time with each client and she checks in with her caregivers and clients constantly to make sure that everything is okay and everyone is happy. “I love loving people!” Watching her with one of her own clients, you can tell that Tricia truly cares and enjoys being with them. When she first started caring for her current client, he rarely left the house and was not very mobile. He now takes walks during nice weather, and after breakfast he is raring to get out of the house and go. Heaven Sent Private Care, LLC is a family business. Tricia’s two sons work for her, helping with office work, as well as being caregivers. Her oldest son is also a trained EMT firefighter. Her 14 year old often invites her
clients to go to the movies. “We want everyone to feel like they are family.” One of Tricia’s favorite sayings is “There is no ‘I’ in team.” This really tells you how she manages her employees and her clients. Although she doesn’t mix business with personal, Tricia makes sure that everyone knows that they are appreciated and since she can’t do it all by herself, they are a huge part of her life and her success. “There is no 9 to 5 in this business. You get calls in the middle of the night for a client who has been admitted to the hospital, you grab your bag and get there as quickly as you can! You might be there for four hours or four days, but the fact that you are there is what’s important!” Tricia and her caregivers are looking forward to meeting and caring for your family. Give her a call today and see what Heaven Sent can do to help you and your loved ones.
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with.This method can be used to replace multiple missing teeth as well. In the event that you or someone you know is wearing a denture, implants can attach to a denture to help it stay in place and be more comfortable. This is called an implant-supported overdenture and is becoming more and more popular as those who wear dentures become frustrated with them being loose or flopping in their mouths. Dr. MacDonald is an active member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), the world’s largest provider of continuing dental implant education. If you have questions regarding dental implants and whether or not they are the best choice for your mouth, please call our office and schedule a consultation with us.
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by Denise Darcel
Scientists Develop 3-D Game to Improve Brain Skills Reprinted with permission from The Epoch Times Newspaper (www.epochtimesnewspaper.com)
ideo games enhance brain functions in aging adults. According to a new study, multitasking can cause the brain to slow down in processing stimuli, such as car horns and traffic lights. Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) investigated the science of memory and how its processes change with age. The study, titled “Video game training enhances cognitive control in older adults,” was published in the journal Nature on Sept. 5. Researchers found a way to sustain cognitive skills with a specially designed 3-D video game called NeuroRacer. Dr. Adam Gazzaley, associate professor of neurology, physiology, and psychiatry and director of the Neuroscience Imaging Center at UCSF, developed the game along with a team of UCSF researchers. “The finding is a powerful example of how plastic the older brain is,”said Gazzaley in a UCSF report. Gazzaley also co-founded Akili Interactive Labs, which is “developing the first therapeutic mobile video games,” according the company’s website. UCSF researchers performed tests on participants 60 to 85 years old for a total of 12 hours each over 30-day period. 12 | Archdale & Trinity Magazine - Issue 16
The participants showed marked improvement in working memory and sustained attention spans—effects that continued for six months. Their test results even exceeded those of 20-year-olds who had taken the test only once. In the study, gamers raced a car around a track, looking for certain signs to appear and ignoring others. Participants were asked to press a specific button when certain signs appeared. “The need to switch rapidly from driving to responding to the signs—i.e. multitasking—generates interference in the brain that undermines performance,” states the UCSF report. “The researchers found that this interference increases dramatically across the adult lifespan.” Bridge, chess, and other board games apparently cannot compare to NeuroRacer, according to Gazzaley, because the game is designed to become more challenging as the player improves in skill. The study’s findings—that the adult brain is capable of learning—are congruent with other evidence that has been accumulating for more than a dozen years. “Nevertheless, Gazzaley said the brain’s function often erodes steadily over time in many areas, with some exceptions, like wisdom,” according to the UCSF report.
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by Sherry Johnson Photos provided by The Cetwick
homas Tire & Automotive, a division of J.P. Thomas & Co., Inc. began in 1981 in founder Paul Thomas’ Asheboro driveway. What originally started as a commercial tire company quickly evolved. Their wholesale division, East Coast Tires was located on Industrial Parkway. In addition to a 40,000 sq. ft. tire warehouse, it held some of the administrative offices while others were located at the retail store on Highway 64. Paul searched for years for a space large enough to accommodate East Coast Tires' growing needs, but there was nothing on the market that fit his requirements. Fast forward to 2012. Paul had been diagnosed with cancer and was undergoing treatments in Texas when he received a call about a building that could possibly work. It wasn’t an ideal space but Paul took a leap of faith and bought it sight unseen. He knew of the building of course, but hadn’t been inside in years. Located at 162 North Cherry Street in Asheboro, the 125,000 sq. ft. building is the site of the former Cetwick Silk Mill, built in the 1920s by E. L. Cetwick, who moved here along with his two sisters from Pennsylvania. It was acquired by Burlington Mills in the late 1930s, and changed hands multiple times. Several additions were built to expand the mill over the years before closing in the 1950s. The building fell into disrepair before ending up in foreclosure. Paul acquired the building in July, 2012, just before he passed away in August. Sister and brother team, Sally and Bryan Thomas had been managing the dayto-day operations during their father’s illness. After his passing they purchased the business and took on the project for the new wholesale center and Corporate Headquarters at the same time. They hired a local contractor for the enormous undertaking.
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Before renovations could even begin, a 90 day massive clean-up had to be performed. As with a lot of projects, the deeper they got into renovating the more issues they found. Originally, the project was planned for three phases. However, the need to have all of the administrative staff under one roof quickly changed that schedule. The more they exposed the bones of the building the more potential they saw. They removed layers of flooring to reveal original hardwoods hiding underneath. They cut huge windows back into the walls that had been bricked over throughout the years, sometimes slicing through 24 inches of brick to get to the outside. As a nod to the legacy of the original building, Sally and Bryan contacted good friend, Travis Baynes, owner of Jackson Sandblasting to expose one of the original brick walls in a conference room. One thing led to another and pretty soon they had a full-time crew who spent seven weeks sandblasting layers of paint to reveal beautiful brick, metal trusses and original pine ceilings.
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With East Coast Tires moving into the 80,000 square foot warehouse space on one side of the property and the corporate headquarters of the re-branded J. P. Thomas & Co., Inc. located on the opposite side of the building, a 7,000 sq. ft. top floor was left unspoken for. Many ideas were kicked around, including building two loft apartments for Bryan and Sally to live in. “As much as I love working with my brother every day, I wasn’t sure that I wanted to live in such close proximity to each other as well.” She added with a smile, “Plus the space was just begging to be seen.” As they uncovered the beauty and character of the old building, Sally began to see the space as a perfect combination of southern and urban and imagined using it as a venue unlike anything Asheboro had ever seen. She wanted a space that offered elegance and hospitality…with a fresh twist. They kept everything original to the building, enhancing and bringing back the beauty that had been covered by layer after layer over the years. With 135 employees, holding a Company-wide meeting or hosting an annual Christmas party with guests had become a challenge. Before deciding to open to the public, the space allowed the company the opportunity to host its employees for training and social events. Sally studied many other venues both near and far. She thought like a customer, “If I were renting a space for us to hold a meeting or a special event, what would I look for in a venue?” Sally and Bryan chose all 18 | Archdale & Trinity Magazine - Issue 16
the amenities for the space, from the Chivari chairs, highboy cocktail tables and beautiful accent pieces, everything is classic and blends with the space perfectly. They brought in a company from Raleigh to advise them on improving the acoustics in the room. Based on their recommendations, they installed acoustical panels throughout to enhance the sound. They purchased a state of the art sound system, placing speakers strategically so that whether you are right in front of the stage or 100 feet away, you can hear perfectly. Three projectors and screens mean that no matter where you sit in the room, you have a clear line of sight to the presentation. A 50 x 20 foot stage dominates one end of the room, allowing for runway shows or presenters to be easily seen. The Thomas’ are passionate about their local community, and in every instance possible, local companies were used in the renovations on this vast undertaking. They hired local electrician, Chris Alexander owner of Quality Electric, to handle all electrical upgrades. Frye Farms Landscaping took the neglected outside which was once an eye sore and changed it into a thing of beauty. Schneider Stone installed white marble in the restrooms and ladies lounge while local cabinet maker, Jamie Wilkins of Asheboro Custom Cabinets, created the unique wooden bathroom stalls. MC Rails of Randleman, was contracted to build the numerous railings throughout the property.
A lighting company in Virginia was commissioned to create nine, six foot round linen chandeliers for the room. Sally worked closely with local Asheboro owners, Bert Garris, of Vintage Cottage, and Sherry Pyrtle, of 13 Gypsies Design to furnish and decorate the entire building. Both understood Sally’s vision for the space and helped find perfect items to complement the history, but give it an elegant upscale touch. When the renovations were 85% complete, Sally and Bryan hired a local structural engineer and received approvals on both the City and State level for Asheboro’s first rooftop terrace. McRae Roofing was hired to install a new roof under the terrace to avoid having to replace the existing roof in a few years. The terrace accommodates up to 160 guests and includes outdoor speakers as well as lighting. Naming the building was actually the easiest part of the process. Sally wanted one word that described the building and for that, she returned to its beginnings as a silk mill. The Cetwick’s exposed brick and soft industrial feel gives a grateful nod to the past, while simultaneously embodying its bright future with clean lines and subtle interiors. Large windows infuse natural light into the space, showcasing the original hardwood floors and pine ceilings. The Cetwick offers an elevator for caterers to easily transport their items and also provides handicap access to the upper level. Zoe Faircloth, Event Manager of the Cetwick, has been
meeting with planners from around the state – showing them that the Cetwick has a lot to offer. Its central location and close proximity to Interstate 73/74, makes it ideal. In October, the Cetwick hosted two tire conferences and the feedback from these meetings was very positive. Attendees traveled from all over the country, including Hawaii and California. Guests were impressed with the thoughtfulness that went into the planning of such an exceptional space. Several local high schools will be holding their proms at the Cetwick in 2014. The schools had previously held proms much farther away. The goal is to keep revenue in Randolph County and by reducing travel time to and from the prom, it allows more kids the opportunity to attend. The Cetwick separates itself from the crowd with its spacious main room, gorgeous rooftop terrace and prime location. Whether your event calls for vintage casual, country chic or upscale elegance, the Cetwick lends itself well to all decors. This one of a kind venue can accommodate groups up to 475 for weddings, receptions, corporate meetings or social gatherings. The possibilities for hosting fabulous events are endless. For more information, contact Zoe Faircloth to set up an appointment at 336.683.8999 or 336.460.0928. You can visit their website at www.thecetwick.com or email Zoe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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18 Couples Chosen for Dancing with the Randolph Stars
Jenny Lynn Atkinson (left), a former teacher and one of the dancers for the 2014 Dancing with the Randolph Stars, talks with planning committee co-chairs Ann Hoover and Vickie Gallimore. Atkinson was paired with Richard Schoenberger, owner of Manor House Graphics.
he dancers for Randolph Community College Foundation’s 2014 Dancing with the Randolph Stars benefit were announced at a “Meet the Stars” event held at The Exchange Banquet and Meeting Hall recently. The new slate of dancers has started rehearsing for the popular fundraiser, which raises money for student scholarships at Randolph Community College. Each couple will perform a short dance routine at the event on May 31. The 2014 dancers are Kim Allgood and Jordi Roman, Jenny Lynn Atkinson and Richard Schoenberger, Patty Banker and Todd Cutler, Micki Bare and Bill Walker, Tracy Burnette and JW Kelley, Leslie Caviness and Justin Parks, Sandra Childs and Steve Morgan, Linda Covington and John Pugh, Brandi Crumley-Runyan and Dave Craven, Julia Del Grande and Wayne Lahmeyer, Carri Hampton and Deane Wolfe, Sherry Johnson and Cris Richardson, Sara Manring and Brad Phillips, Jessica McGee and Toby Strider, Kimberly Miller-McDowell and Mark Strider, Alexa Modderno and Les Caison, Rebecca Moffitt and Will Rains, and McCall Tanner and Daryl Hill. Two dancers are from Archdale, Brad Phillips and Will Rains; Alexa Modderno is from Seagrove; Rebecca Moffitt is from Trinity; and McCall Tanner is from Lexington. All the rest are Asheboro residents. Three dancers this year are Randolph Community College faculty or staff members: Tracy Burnette, department head for healthcare
administration and office programs; JW Kelley, vice president for student services; and Mark Strider, Global Logistics instructor. Dance instructors from Candy Brooks Dance Studio, Studio J Dance Center, Pointe South Dance and Tumble, and N2Danzn will be providing lessons for the couples. Lane Ragsdale will be directing the show again this year, and Larry Reid will again serve as the emcee. The judges for 2014 will be J.B. Griffith III, Reynolds Lisk, and LoriAnn Owen. The couples will compete for monetary votes before and during the event planned for Saturday, May 31, at the AVS Catering & Banquet Centre. Every $10 donation equals one vote for the couple; online voting will end at noon on May 29. A website for voting online is located at www. dancingwiththerandolphstars.org. Kim Brady, chief operating officer of Windsor Homes, and Neal Robbins, director of legislative affairs for the N.C. Department of Environmental and Natural Resources, won the coveted Dancing with the Randolph Stars trophies last year, receiving the most votes and impressing the crowd and the judges with their shagging routine to “Stagger Lee.” The 2013 fundraiser netted over $120,000 for student scholarships. For information about sponsorships and voting, contact Lorie McCroskey, RCC director of development, at 336-633-1118 or by email at llmccroskey@ randolph.edu. Tickets are limited but, if available, go on sale to the public April 1. ATMagNC.com | 21
n Saturday, April 26th the Run 5 Feed 5 5K will be held at Trinity High School. Runners, sponsors and volunteers are still needed! The ambitious goal of the steering committee for the 5K is to raise enough money to fund the backpack program at Community Outreach of ArchdaleTrinity for a whole year — about $40,000. Kimberly Reddick, race director for the Run 5 Feed 5 came up with the idea when she participated in the 5K Hunger Run last year, which benefited Backpack Pals in Thomasville. Kim then spoke to COAT Executive Director Rita Walker, who told her that the food pantry’s backpack program is a monumental effort which requires the combined efforts of local churches, businesses and residents. School guidance counselors worry about children in their schools who go hungry over the weekend. More and more children are being referred to the COAT Back Pack program, which provides kid-friendly foods for those children identified as at-risk for going hungry over the weekends. The program began with help of United Way of Greater High Point, which gave a $10,000 grant last year to the program. The Run 5 Feed 5 committee believes the community will support their effort. “We are asking runners to pay a registration fee of $25, which will fund five elementary age children at an estimated cost of $4.57 each for a weekend,” said Reddick. “When you get people involved in something that have
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a passion for it, it’s more likely to work,” agreed Reddick. “When we had our first meeting last August, we realized that we were starting from scratch and we had no idea how to hold a 5K.” The steering committee faced several hurdles in mapping the 3.1 mile course. They had to get approval from the DOT and secure coverage from fire, police and EMT personnel. Despite the herculean effort, the organizers of the event feel the cause is worth it. “The Run 5 Feed 5 5K is the perfect event to shine the light on childhood hunger, something that isn’t discussed on a daily basis,” said race volunteer Meredith Shields. “This is an opportunity for our community to step up and do something more.” Area businesses are also stepping up to sponsor the event. Food Lion has committed as a post nutrition sponsor. They will provide food, water and sports drinks to runners before and after the race. Other sponsors are needed. For more information on sponsorships, call Kimberly Reddick at 688-7143. The deadline for runner registration is Thursday, April 10. Visit www.run5feed5.com to donate, volunteer or register. Checks may be dropped off at the COAT office or mailed to COAT, PO Box 453, Trinity, NC 27370 and please put Run 5 Feed 5 in the memo section of your check.
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by Ken Reininger Photos NC Zoo Staff
Rescued Cougar Kittens Arrive at NC Zoo
t was a cold, icy and windy night on March 3rd when a small private plane touched down in Charlotte, bringing three orphaned cougar kittens to their new home at the North Carolina Zoo. By now many readers will know the story of how the kittens became orphaned. A hunter took the kittensâ€™ mother in Oregon, where it is legal to hunt cougars. Realizing his kill was a nursing mother, the hunter traced her tracks back to the den where he found three cold and hungry kittens. The kittens were turned over to officials with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, who in turn contacted staff at the Oregon Zoo. The zoo staff swung into action, as they had many times before. On staff at the Oregon Zoo is zookeeper Michelle Schireman, who has raised and placed over 100 orphaned cougars during her 18 year career. Most of the cougars living in AZA accredited zoos today are orphans placed by Schireman. The kittens were estimated to be about two weeks old as their eyes had not yet fully opened. Their brown fur was covered in blackish brown spots, dark rings circled their short tails and they weighed between one and two pounds each. They were cold and dehydrated and needed immediate specialized care, which Michelle was expert at providing. They struggled a bit at first but after a few weeks all three were strong, growing and active. The North Carolina Zoo had only recently lost its last 24 | Archdale & Trinity Magazine - Issue 16
cougar, a grand old guy named Oliver. Oliver was himself rescued as a kitten. He had been purchased by an anticruelty society at a live animal auction in Indiana in 1997 to prevent him from being raised in unsuitable conditions. The following year Oliver was joined at the North Carolina Zoo by another rescued cougar named Dodger. Dodger had been rescued from an apartment building in Detroit by a city firefighter. Oliver and Dodger were long time zoo residents and favorites of many zoo visitors and zoo staff. Over the past year degenerative joint disease, cancer and other age related health issues had caught up with both of them. In the wild the life span of a cougar is on average 10 to 12 years. Both Oliver and Dodger had lived well beyond that. After the loss of Oliver, the North Carolina Zoo contacted Michelle Schireman to request being placed on a waiting list should any orphaned cougars need a home. As it turned out, Michelle called within a few days with a need to place three very recent orphans. While the expertise to raise the cougar kittens at the Oregon Zoo was the best available, it was also a lot of work for the zoo staff. The month after the cougar kittens arrived, three orphaned black bears also arrived at the Oregon Zoo needing critical care, this in addition to the zooâ€™s sizable permanent collection for staff to care for. By mid February the kittens were old enough and stable enough to have their
care transferred to North Carolina, however not just any means of transport would be suitable. Looking for options, the zoo reached out to select North Carolina Zoological Society board members for possible assistance and found it through board member David Robb. Mr. Robb was familiar with a volunteer pilot group called LightHawk Flies for Conservation based in Wyoming. This network of over 200 volunteer pilots had flown some 400 missions in support of environmental and wildlife causes. After a number of emails and phone calls, arrangements had been made to have two volunteer pilots fly their private planes to get the cougar kittens from Portland to North Carolina. Transfer preparations began the weekend before the move when senior keeper Jeff Owen from the North Carolina Zoo’s staff flew to Portland to gather first hand knowledge on how the kittens were being cared for and to accompany them back on the private planes. When flight day came it started very early, with the kittens comfortably and securely crated and at the airport with Jeff by 5:00 a.m. The first flight took the kittens from Portland to Denver where they were met by a second pilot and plane. As luck would have it, the weather in central North Carolina took a decided turn towards the cold and icy that day and plans to land the kittens in Asheboro were abandoned in favor of a larger airport with more advanced equipment. The plan to fly into Greensboro was later changed again to Charlotte for similar reasons. In spite of the challenging weather conditions the second plane landed safely and the kittens, none the worse for wear, traveled the final leg in a zoo van and arrived just after 10:00 p.m. The kittens will be kept in quarantine for a minimum of 30 days, as is standard for all new arrivals. They will debut in their zoo exhibit sometime in April. The North Carolina Zoo would like to thank the Oregon Zoo and staff for all their efforts to rescue these and many other cougar kittens over the years, the LightHawk organization and its volunteer pilots for the fine work they
do for many causes, as well as Zoo Society Board member David Robb for making the vital transport connections and arrangements. We’d also like to leave our readers with one thought to contemplate about how humans feel about large predators in the animal kingdom – let us not lose the interest and wonder we have for them as cute kittens and cubs and allow it to become fear and intolerance for them when they are adults.
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troke is a silent killer that occurs across all age groups, sexes and races. It doesn’t discriminate – acting fast in recognizing a stroke and seeking immediate medical attention can save a life. Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Many people are aware of the dangers of high blood pressure, or may be able to recognize the signs of a heart attack. But most think a stroke can’t happen to them. As a nationally-accredited stroke center, Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center knows that every minute counts when it comes to a brain
attack. Recognizing the signs of stroke can help someone suffering one seek immediate treatment. A stroke occurs when blood circulation to the brain fails, caused by either blockage of a blood vessel or by bleeding into the brain. Blockage of a blood vessel in the brain or neck, called an ischemic stroke, is the most common type of stroke. Bleeding into the brain or the spaces around the brain causes the second kind of stroke, known as hemorrhagic stroke. Call 911 immediately if you or a loved one experiences signs of a stroke, including: • Sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body;
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• Confusion or trouble speaking or understanding speech; • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes; • Difficulty with walking, dizziness or loss of balance or coordination; • Sudden, severe headache with no known cause. Some treatable risk factors for stroke include: High blood pressure. To lower your blood pressure, maintain proper weight, exercise regularly and reduce your salt intake. Medications are also available. Ask your doctor about the best strategy for you. Smoking. Cigarette smoking leads to
the buildup of substances in the carotid artery, the main neck artery supplying blood to the brain. Blockage of this artery is the leading cause of stroke in Americans. Quitting smoking can reduce your risk of stroke, as well as lung disease, heart disease and cancer. Heart disease. Coronary artery disease, valve defects and irregular heartbeat could result in blood clots that may break loose and block vessels leading to the brain. Talk to your
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Four RCC Students, Three Graduates are NCPPA Winners
andolph Community College photography graduate Jerry Wolford won the Photographer of the Year award from the North Carolina Press Photographers Association for the second year in the row. It was the third time in his career that he has earned the POY honor. The awards were given out at the organization’s annual contest and meeting held recently in Charlotte. Wolford, a Randleman native who has worked at the News & Record for over 26 years and is a former photographer for The Courier-Tribune, also won the Sports Photographer of the Year; 1st Place-General News; 1st Place and Honorable Mention-Feature Story; 1st Place and Honorable Mention-Sports Feature; 2nd Place-Spot News; 2nd and 3rd Place-Sports Story; and 3rd Place-Sports Action. RCC Photographic Technology students Abbi O’Leary of Franklinville, Dillon Deaton of Asheboro, Daniel Whittaker of Greensboro, and Jesse Fath of Burlington brought home awards. The students competed directly against the professionals in the field. Deaton won 1st and 3rd Place-Cell Phone Photo and Honorable Mention-Feature. O’Leary won 3rd PlaceFeature. Whittaker and Fath both won an Honorable Mention-Pictorial.
Other RCC graduates who won awards included the following: Todd Sumlin, who works for the Charlotte Observer, 2rd Place-Pictorial. Melissa MelvinRodriguez, a freelance photographer, 2nd Place-Cell Phone Photo and 3rd Place-News Photo Story/Essay. The complete list of winners can be seen at http://gallery. ncppaonline.org/news/. For more information on RCC’s Photographic Technology program, visit www.randolph.edu or http://rccphoto.blogspot.com/.
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Pinwheels Represent Bright Future For All Children
lanted in the ground as if they were flowers, fields of blue pinwheels will soon be spinning and glittering in the springtime breeze across Randolph County. Randolph County Partnership for Children on April 1 was joined by community partners to plant pinwheel gardens in recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The pinwheel – an uplifting symbol of childhood – represents efforts to ensure the healthy development of children, while recognizing that child development is a building block for community and economic development. Pinwheel gardens represent the Partnership’s effort to focus on community activities that support families, and the belief that getting it right early is less costly than trying to fix it later. They also serve as a reminder of the important role we all play in ensuring every child has an equal opportunity for a successful future. “When children do not have equal opportunities for growth and development, their future is at risk, said Pauline McKee, executive director of the Partnership. “Focusing on the foundation for children’s safety, growth and development reduces the possibility of more serious problems occurring later.” Nearly 900,000 pinwheels have been displayed nationwide since April 2008. In Randolph County, this has
taken hold during the last few years, and this year more than 2,000 pinwheels will be planted across the county. “The idea was introduced almost ten years ago by Lynn Dodge, Guardian at Litum,” said McKee. “This year numerous organizations–too many to list here–have joined together for the month of April in showing support for children’s healthy development and growth by planting pinwheel gardens in their communities.” The Pinwheels for Prevention campaign shows it takes the entire community to keep kids healthy and safe. Kevin Bowman of Liberty shared his memory of seeing a pinwheel garden for the first time. “I remember driving to the Partnership last year and seeing all the pinwheels spinning in the sunlight. I wondered as I drove what they were all about, only to find when I reached the Partnership for Children to see a yard cascading with beautiful pinwheels. I learned that day what they were about child abuse prevention. I made a note in my calendar to inquire the next year to bring this great awareness to my home town of Liberty. “By working through my local church and community I have learned abuse (whether verbal and/or physical abuse) changes the directions of kids and creates a lifelong impact. It breaks my heart to realize that mental effects people deal with in adult life comes from impacts in their lives as
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children. Adults do not realize that little things can make a huge impact in the direction on kids’ lives. So I work to spread the word about Child Abuse Awareness. For if only one child’s life is affected, it is all worth the effort. “I thank the Partnership for making an impact in Randolph County for our future citizens. The kids, ages 0 to 5, could be your future spouse, co-worker, church member, neighbor or more.” Research tells us that children’s experiences literally build the developing architecture of their maturing brains. Children’s brains are built in a sequence of phases, with each phase forming the foundation for the one that follows. Just like a house needs a strong foundation, the quality of a child’s brain architecture affects all the development that follows. That’s why getting it right the first time is so important. Trying to change behavior or build new skills on a foundation that was not built properly is costly and not as effective. When children are abused or neglected they are in a constant state of stress. In the absence of supportive relationships to help buffer the stress, they can have a toxic stress reaction. When this happens, harmful chemicals flood the child’s brain and body causing damage to the developing brain architecture, disrupting normal child development. This leaves children vulnerable, causing many of them to adopt risky social and health behaviors, such as smoking at an early age, and illegal drug and alcohol use, among others.
These risky behaviors lead to poor physical, emotional, and mental health and even early death. We now know that we can prevent abuse and neglect before it occurs. When parents have the knowledge, skills, resources, and social support they need they are better able to provide the safe, stable, nurturing environments their children need to thrive. “The event was so successful the past year, we ordered pinwheels early to accommodate the demand,” said McKee. “Numerous activities will be sponsored by various organizations across the county, and we encourage you to participate in those.” The Randolph County Partnership for Children, a nonprofit organization, is the community’s lead organization for young children and their families. The Partnership for Children is a United Way agency. For more information, visit www.randolphkids.org.
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