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Welcome to the November issue. I am a huge supporter of our military. My dad served two years in the Navy, and I have other relatives who served during peace time and in war. The men and women who have worn the uniform of our country have endured tremendous personal sacrifice to serve us all. Many have been on long deployments at sea or in a far away land, sometimes going months without seeing their families. Thank you to all veterans, and remember Veteran's Day is Saturday, November 11th. Thanksgiving is truly one of my favorite holidays. I like everything about it, from the fellowship with family and friends and sharing a delicious meal to the football games and cooler, crisp weather, and everything in between. Most of us don't have to look too hard to find something that we are thankful for...I hope you have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

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Happy Thanksgiving By Kathy Wheeler

Other dates to Remember in November:

Sunday, November 5th is the end of Daylight Savings time. Don't forget to turn your clocks back an hour. Tuesday, November 7th is Election Day. Please vote!

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Thanksgiving should be a daily event, however, the fourth Thursday in November is a national holiday specifically designated for giving thanks. On the 23rd of this month, I hope that each of you will gather with friends and family, share a meal together, and count your blessings. No matter what you might be going through, there are many things to be thankful for. Focus on the blessings rather than what is wrong in your life. A grateful heart can totally change your attitude and ability to overcome the hardships. If you are feeling that your life is out of control, helping someone else not only brings joy to their lives, but to yours as well. It can give you a sense of purpose. Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.” Spend this Thanksgiving making someone else’s life better in some way. Making your list and checking it twice… Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, 8

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is an opportunity to shop locally and pick up gifts on your holiday shopping list! For some, this is a holiday in and of itself and represents the beginning of the Christmas season. There are those who make an event out of Black Friday, meeting up with friends at the crack of dawn and standing in line waiting for the retail doors to open. Others choose to stay as far away from retail as possible, avoiding the crowds and waiting until the 27th for Cyber Monday to shop online. You may not be standing in line on Cyber Monday, but you can plan on the Internet being slow! In a perfect world, you could conceivably knock out your shopping list on Friday and Monday and decorate for Christmas on Saturday and Sunday, ready for the next holiday in one weekend! However, eating all that turkey will probably leave most of us taking too many naps to be that industrious. No worries, after Cyber Monday, we will have 27 days before Christmas to finish up whatever we have planned for the holiday.

Saturday, November 11th is Veterans Day. Show your appreciation to our veterans and thank them for their service. Consider volunteering or making a donation to Purple Heart Homes, our own locally founded veteran’s support nonprofit organization. Their mission is: Improving Veteran’s Lives One Home at a Time. Details can be found on their website, purplehearthomesusa.org. The Fourth Annual Hickory Shuck & Peel Party will be held on Union Square from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m on the 11th. The event features locally crafted beer, entertainment, fried oysters and shrimp. It is free to the public, with food and beverage available for purchase. Friday, November 17th a Christmas Parade will be held in downtown Hickory at 6 p.m., followed by the Holiday Tree Lighting. Union Square is the place to be! Saturday, November 25th downtown independent businesses invite you to SHOP SMALL. There will be many activities. This is also the last day of the Hickory Farmer’s Market. ©iStockphoto.com | ElenaMedvedeva


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Carolina West Wireless fully understands that top quality products with value and competitive pricing, leveraging their local presence in the community, and placing people first, both their own employees and their customers, are key factors in the company’s success. In fact, the company’s core values include these Four Foundational Pillars of Success: Network, Value, Local, People. By focusing on these basics, the sales and service teams at Carolina West Wireless are poised to continue making wireless voice and data plans easy and affordable for individuals, families, and small businesses in our region. NETWORK “As the Catawba Valley market continues to grow, we must ensure that our networks grow to meet the demand. We continue to invest heavily in the Catawba Valley area by adding additional sites and equipment to meet our customers’ increasing coverage, capacity, and data throughput demands,” according to Dave Zylka, chief technology officer. “We’re a local company with a nation-wide service area. Here, there, or wherever you go, our network will serve your needs. Today, unlimited voice and texting service is often a given, but current customers want large amounts of high speed data wherever they travel,” said Todd Elledge, director of marketing. The company’s confidence in their network is exemplified in their newest advertising tagline–Go Stay Connected.

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The company has conducted in-depth consumer research and knows exactly what people are looking for—national coverage at hometown prices supported by the latest 4G LTE technology, which is critical. Carolina West Wireless has been the premier wireless provider for over 25 years in western North Carolina, and their expansive 4G LTE network secures that position. VALUE Value comes in several forms at Carolina West Wireless. So what’s first in value? Top-quality, name brand products. The latest devices and HICKORY LIVING • NOVEMBER 2017

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products are offered at very competitive prices. Smartphones, including the newest iPhones and Androids, phones with special features and tablets from valued brands, home services, and accessories can be purchased and activated. The second value is in service and data plans designed to meet your specific needs. “We don’t over sell,” Todd continued, “but rather, we listen to what your lifestyle says about your data requirements and recommend a plan with all you need but not extras you’ll never use and don’t need to pay for.” So, if you’re in need of a new device, Carolina West Wireless has them. You’ll find many next-generation options in Carolina West Wireless stores and retailers. iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are recent additions to the company’s smart phone selection, with iPhone X on its way. Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are also on the shelves. In addition, they have the latest iPads as part of their tablet lineup. “We’re excited to offer these next-generation devices to our customers,” said Jackie Mallory, 14

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LOCAL Partnering with a locally owned and operated wireless company has many advantages for customers. Many customers regularly go into Carolina West Wireless stores to pay their bills, and that gives Carolina West Wireless one more opportunity to be neighbor-to-neighbor friendly and provide one-onone time and attention. “An important part of who we are is being local—we’re part of our communities’ landscape,” Todd said. “We live and work in the areas we serve. Our customers are our neighbors, friends, and family, and we believe in developing lasting relationships, not just making sales. We take delivering an exceptional customer experience very seriously.” Local also means participating in and giving back to the community. “Carolina West Wireless takes pride in being a strong community partner,” Todd said. “We have a successful school donation program called Communication 4 Education where customers choose a school to support. We then donate 3% of their service charge each month to their school at no additional charge to the customer. Since the program’s inception, we’ve donated over $500,000 to local schools. Last month we completed a book drive campaign to support School Superintendent Dr. Robbie Adell’s Book Bus program benefiting Hickory


company can make,” David Washco told me. “It’s not lost on me that my position with Carolina West Wireless allows me to work and serve where I’ve lived almost 30 years. The ability to leverage my existing business network to support and lift up my community, as well as help make Carolina West Wireless a success, is a huge blessing.” At Carolina West Wireless, people come first. Customers benefit from this approach and realize that the company’s commitment to their satisfaction differentiates Carolina West Wireless from larger providers. Employees enjoy doing business with friends and neighbors, helping families and businesses get the wireless technology they need and desire. “What I love most about working for Carolina West Wireless is the passion the company has for our communities,” Todd shared. “Cultivating a customer and community centered approach to business is rewarding, every day.” If shopping local is important to you, if you’re looking for value and friendly customer sales and service by a successful wireless phone company, and if you appreciate an exceptional shopping experience for top-of-the-line products, then go no further than Carolina West Wireless. You will appreciate their very competitive pricing, their professional sales teams, and responsive customer service. You will be well served at Carolina West Wireless. Visit www.carolinawest.com for details. It’s a step you want to take. Public Schools in promoting childhood literacy. Closely tied to the education cause is the Catawba Science Center where we are a premier sponsor. We’re also proud sponsors of Lenoir Rhyne’s and Appalachian State’s athletics programs and the Hickory Crawdads, all community minded organizations.”

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“At Carolina West Wireless, it is a core part of our mission to give back to the communities we serve. This is just one example of how we support our local community,” said Slayton Stewart, CEO of Carolina West Wireless. Businesses and families appreciate keeping their money here in the community just by choosing their local wireless provider. You don’t see this level of community involvement with national providers. Carolina West Wireless is active in supporting all communities it serves. “It’s who we are.” PEOPLE “When it comes to personality, passion, purpose, and values, the core of who I am aligns perfectly with the role I’ve held as associate director of sales for the past year. I wake up every day with a fire in the belly excited to see what a difference our

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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in Catawba County around 13.9 percent of people under 65 have no health insurance. An even greater percentage do not have dental insurance. With 15.1 percent in poverty, many people within Catawba County are struggling to afford insurance and healthcare. Catawba Family Care and Catawba Family Dentistry operate under Gaston Family Health Services (GFHS), which celebrates 25 years of operation this year. They have 22 locations in six counties. Providers say the need is great. “Since I started here in March, I’ve definitely seen the need in this community,” Karen Rey, FNP-BC, said. Catawba Family Care provides primary medical and behavioral healthcare to children, adults, and se18

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niors. They opened at their current location in 2014 and just recently expanded to have three full-time providers. “As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), we see all patients,” Catawba Family Care Practice Manager Lauren Price said. “We don’t turn anyone away regardless of their ability to pay.” Many times, patients cannot afford prescribed medications, so the practice has a medication assistance program to direct patients to resources that can help with the cost of medications. Catawba Family Care operates an integrated model of care that includes a licensed clinical social worker available five days a week providing same day, same location behavioral health services to improve comprehensive care.

Catawba Family Care and Catawba Family Dentistry work together to provide total care. “The mouth is a window to overall health,” William Donigan, DDS, MPH, and dental director for GFHS said. “It’s correlated to Alzheimer’s, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke, kidney disease, and other conditions. If we can integrate medical and dental care, we can provide better total care for our patients.” Catawba Family Dentistry started as a clinic only serving children, and they have recently expanded to offer dental care for pregnant women and diabetic adults. In the near future, they hope to expand to offer care for other adults. “There are over 200 articles tying periodontal disease and gum disease to low birth weight, preeclampsia, and premature birth, so pregnant women become a priority population,” Dr. Donigan said. “We’ve placed a patient navigator in the WIC department at the health department to help direct people to us, and we are already seeing a great need.” As the need grows, there will be two full-time dentists available.


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What's Cooking?! Spicy Sheet Pan Roasted Jambalaya

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Spicy Sheet Pan Roasted Jambalaya Servings: 4-6

1 ½

large yellow onion, diced large green bell pepper, diced ½ large yellow bell pepper, diced ½ large red bell pepper, diced 3 stalks celery, sliced or diced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1-2 jalapenos, seeded and diced 1 pint cherry tomatoes 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon black pepper 1 link (13.5 ounces) Andouille sausage, sliced 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning blend Linguine noodles, cooked according to package directions 1-2 lemons, sliced in thin wedges 2 green onions, sliced Fresh chopped parsley

Directions

Heat oven to 400º F. Line 13-by18-inch sheet pan with parchment paper. In large bowl, combine onion, bell peppers, celery, garlic, jalapenos, tomatoes, 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt and pepper until evenly combined. Spread out evenly on pan in single layer. Add slices of Andouille sausage. Roast 15-20 minutes, or until vegetables are tender and start to brown. Toss shrimp with Cajun seasoning and prepare linguine noodles.

When ready, remove baking sheet from oven. Place shrimp on top of vegetable and sausage mixture in single layer. Top with half the lemon wedges. Return to oven and cook about 5-8 minutes, or until shrimp is no longer pink. Serve over linguine, garnish with green onions and parsley, with remaining fresh lemon wedges on the side. Recipe & photo courtesy of the National Onion Association and Idaho-Eastern Oregon Onion Committee. For more tasty recipes, visit onions-usa.org and usaonions.com HICKORY LIVING • NOVEMBER 2017

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and the temperatures have fallen, why not have an autumn cookout? Standing over the grill is more pleasant now than when the temperature is in the 90s. If it’s a little too chilly to just hang out on the deck, throw some wood on the fire pit and enjoy socializing in a makeshift, outdoor living room in your backyard. If you play sports, the fun doesn’t have to stop when the season is ending. Grab some friends and play a pick-up game of flag football, soccer, or basketball. Traditional golf courses and driving ranges are open all year, as are frisbee golf courses. Backyard games like cornhole, volleyball, or badminton are other options. Pull that equipment out of storage, and enjoy the games for a few more weeks. Don’t forget: just because the heat and humidity are reduced does not mean you can forgo hydration and sun protection. Keep water bottles full and the sunscreen on hand to safely enjoy your cool weather outdoor fun.

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