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Have A Blessed Thanksgiving With Family And Friends “PRICE ROAD” AUTHOR VISITS EDEN PAGE 4

A SOLDIER’S CHRISTMAS PAGE 10

SENIOR ANGEL TREE PAGE 17

RALEIGH REPORT PAGE 18

CRIME REPORTS PAGE 11

WOUND CENTER OFFERS TIPS

DOUGHERTY RELEASES BOOK DREAMS: GUIDANCE

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EDEN - Eden resident Michael Dougherty announces the release of Dreams: Guidance From Within….A Christian Perspective, a book which addresses how dreams should be understood as communications from the spiritual realm. The book, self-published from LuLu.com, discusses the everyday guidance people receive from dreams. “Most Christians dismiss their dreams because this form of spiritual communication is seldom addressed from the pulpit or in Sunday school,” stated Dougherty. “What is ironic about this fact is that most of the signif-

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icant Biblical events involved dream guidance.” In his book, Dougherty provides evidence of the importance of dream guidance from the Old and New Testaments, particularly the second chapter of the Book of Matthew. “ I f Joseph and the Wise Men had not followed their dreams concerning Jesus, he would have never lived to fulfill his mission. If God used dreams to protect his son, why would he not use the same vehicle for the rest of us?” The 164 page book includes chapters on the origin of dreams,

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2 6&7 24 22 *** NOW OPEN *** The Avon Store Of Eden (336)623-9070 Shopping Center beside Wal-Mart Tues. - Fri. - 10am - 6pm, Sat. - 10am - 5pm, Closed Sun. & Mon. Receive $1.00 OFF over $10.00 Purchase! Gift Certificates

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HOLIDAY CANNED FOOD DRIVE AT EDEN CHAMBER Jean Ann Wood, Eden Chamber President

The Eden Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a “Canned Food Drive” to make the holidays a little merrier for the less fortunate in our community. This “Canned Food Drive” was a huge success last year with donations filling our Board Room. Canned food and nonperishables were donated to various organizations in Eden who work to feed the people who are not quite as fortunate as those of us who have jobs, good health, etc. Our goal is to fill our Board Room with canned food and non-perishable items and with your help, we can do it! Food items can be dropped by the Chamber Office located at 678 S. Van Buren Road, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday or give the Chamber a call and we will pick up at your business. If it is more convenient for you to make a monetary donation, we will be glad to purchase the food items. We would like to have all donations by December 11.

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DOUGHERTY BOOK Continued from page 1 realm, dream encounters with Jesus, children and dreams, the continuity of life, the nature of dreams, and an extensive chapter on how to effectively dissect dream meanings. A glossary of dream symbols completes the book. Dougherty details the case studies of many people who received dream guidance to aid their decision making process. He purchased a home and twice changed careers based on dreams. “It is the practical guidance that dreams provide that make them so compelling to me,” Dougherty stated. Dougherty started researching dreams in the early 1990’s and conducted a weekly dream interpretation television program on WMVA-TV in Martinsville, VA from 1994-2000. He also appeared on the Fox-8 Morning News and WSJS radio interpreting dreams in the late 1990’s. A special WFMY-Morning Show feature on his work with dreams appeared in the early 2000s. Dougherty had held classes and seminars on dream interpretation at Rockingham Community College, Triad area civic groups, Greensboro College and at the former Integrative Cardiology Center in High Point, NC. The book can be purchased directly from www.Lulu.com by using the search words, “dream guidance” The retail price of the book is $15.08. For more information on the book, please contact Dougherty at 336-623-8266.

Linda Patterson Barrow Van Clark Brown Kinzlei Alyssa Butts James Conrad Cardwell Everette Lee Christley Hubert Corum Betty Lou Jones Collins Phillip Arnold Cox Annie Ethel Price Denson Roxie Bryant Gravely Lionel F. Griffith Sr. Thomas David Green Brenda Gail Harris Catherine Boyte Haynes Zadell McCrickard King Taylor Lee Lemons Harold Kent Mahathey Fannie Mabe Marshall Porfirio “Pillo” Perez Wanda Marie "Suzie" Pruitt Pablo Rios Lucille S. Rutledge Laura Cristina Salinas Peggy Webb Sharp Lyod E. Shively Effie Lena Gatewood Snody Marvin Lynwood Stone Brenda Cameron Walker Roger Dale Watson Rebekah McCollum Webster John Ruffin Wheless, II, DDS

DIAMONDS - N - DUST HOLDS FOOD DRIVE The holiday food drive continues at Diamonds-N-Dust. The Donate for Diamonds food drive has collected and delivered over 300 cans of food to local food pantries since starting the food drive October 1st. Diamonds-N-Dust will continue to collect canned goods through December 21st. If you would like to donate, bring in 5 cans of food and receive five items of jewelry cleaned free of charge, bring in ten cans of food and register to win a beautiful diamond pendant valued at $669.00, just in time for Christmas. The drawing for the pendant will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, December 21st. “Our customers are very generous, and have enjoyed donating and having their jewelry cleaned in time for the holidays. We have certainly enjoyed collecting the food and giving something back to the community. We plan on making this an annual event” Bev. Coleman, owner of Diamonds-N-Dust.


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PIEDMONT RENTAL CENTER, INC. 609 BRIDGE STREET • EDEN, NC 27288 Small & Large Equipment and Tool Rental SALES • SERVICE • REPAIR

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L-R, Steve and Alice Smith, Dr. Robert Keys, president of Rockingham Community College, and Myra Moore, Coordinator of the Rockingham Community College Program at Greensboro College.

SMITH SCHOLARSHIP ESTABLISHED AT RCC / GREENSBORO COLLEGE WENTWORTH - As a former school teacher, Alice Smith of Reidsville was delighted to learn of the RCC/Greensboro College agreement which gave local citizens the opportunity to earn a four-year degree in education at RCC. In response, she established the Alice Carraway Smith Education Scholarship to assist those aspiring educators. Although Smith is not a native of the county, she has spent most of her adult life here. A graduating of East Carolina University, Smith came to the area after being offered a job to teach in the Reidsville School System. She accepted and never

left. In time she married Steve Smith, became a mother, and involved herself in church and civic activities. A selfless volunteer, Smith continues to devote her time to worthy causes. Though she left the school system to raise her children, Smith retained a strong dedication to education. The scholarship established in her name will be awarded annually. Recipients must be Rockingham County residents enrolled in the college transfer program who plan to major in education. Smith scholars must maintain a 3.0 grade point average and may be attending full- or part-time. Recipients

must also demonstrate financial need and a commitment to community involvement. There is a unique aspect to the Alice Carraway Smith Education Scholarship; if the recipient enters the Greensboro College education program offered at RCC, the scholarship will be available to the recipient for up to two additional years. Gifts may be made to the Alice Carraway Smith Education Scholarship at any time. To make a contribution, contact the RCC Development Office at 3424261, ext. 2000.

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Join us for “Christmas & Candlelight Tours” ~ Live Holiday Entertainment during the Candlelight Tours on Saturday Nights ~ Saturday Evening Music: November 28 - Johnny Colley December 5 - Mt. Zion Caroleers December 12 & 19 - Shana Tucker Williams December 26 - Johnny Colley January 2 - Veronica Jones Christmas Tours: Tuesday - Friday - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday - 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday - 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Visit the Artlink Gallery at Chinqua Penn Admission Rates - House Tours, Grounds & Wine Tasting's: Adults - $25 - Seniors, Military & Students with College ID - $15 - Youth (6-16) - $10 & Children 5 & Under - Free. Wine Tasting - $5 Grounds Only Adults - $5 & Children 12 & under accompanied by adult - Free For more information call 336-349-4576 or check on-line www.chinquapenn.com

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PRICE ROAD AUTHOR COMING TO EDEN Elaine T Jones, aurthor of White person who lived in the Price Road, Let’s Talk About It... Jim Crow South. He saw racial will be a special guest at the Eden abuse throughout his community Library, 598 S. Peirce Street, for and America without seeing; her book signing on Saturday, therefore, Ed, like many other Nov. 21 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm. White people similar to him, did No books will be sold on not feel any compunction that premises at event, but books can would require him to do anybe ordered at thing. www.amazon.com Ed began a Come have or www.barnesandmetamorphosis in nobel.com for only a conversation his thinking; then, $13.95. he made a conscious with the The novel is effort to make sure author of set in 1943, where that his children Ed O'Reilly became learned the life Price Road the mail carrier on he only Elaine T. Jones lessons Price Road in came to grasp Leaksville, NC. because of his job. (Route #1 as it was known for Through the lessons he learned postal addresses). Price Road was from the 'old folks,' the 'church primarily a Colored community. ladies, 'and other residents of Because of his interaction with Price Road Ed discovered: the the people on his route, Ed went world of racial understanding through a personal growth in his opens through the door of comunderstanding of America’s munication; we need to talk Black / White relationship. Ed about IT . . . Let's talk about it! had always accepted life as a

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The Eden Evening Lion’s Club 2010 Calendar featuring Leaksville is on sale now, just in time for those local history lovers and those who have moved away and would like a little piece of home. The calendars feature photos with captions of yesteryear in our fair town and almost every day of each month has a special notation as to a historic event in the town. The calendar also includes 34 additional pages detailing historic events in chronological order, with photos and more from the 1800’s on up. Don’t miss out on this special item just for our citizens and those who love the area. All proceeds go to the Evening Lion’s Club. This particular calendar is dedicated to Joseph Davis who was a long-time member of the club and recently moved to Tennessee. Without his expertise and talent the calendar projects would never have gotten of the ground. This calendar, only $10, is a keeper and be bought at Eden’s Own Journal office, 519 S. Van Buren Rd., Suite C, Eden, NC or from any Evening Lions Club member.

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To My Readers, Eden’s Own / Rockingham County Star is a vehicle with which to inform the public of facts, events, community happenings, and self help information to improve the quality of life in our county. Articles should inform, enlighten, teach and cause introspection. You should take responsibility to form your own views. It should not be a platform for political mud slinging, personal vendettas or self aggrandizement. Any items submitted are subject to editing. It is at the publishers discretion as to whether any item or advertisement will be accepted. Some items may be omitted simply because of lack of space. Most understand that you can’t please everyone all the time, and there are some you can never please. I began this paper to bring light to subjects long overlooked, not to add to the darkness which already overtakes us on T.V. radio, magazines and the internet. May you all be blessed, Lisa Doss, publisher

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County Star Investing In Rockingham County’s Quality of Life BLOODMOBILES IN ROCKINGHAM COUNTY • Saturday, November 21 Yancyville Rd., VFD - 3361 US Hwy 58, Reidsville, 255-9249 10am - 2:30pm • Tuesday, November 24 Osborne Baptist, 326 E. Stadium Dr., Eden 623-6064 2pm - 6:30pm • Monday, November 30 Liberty Wesleyan, 5303 Hwy. 158 W., Summerfield, 6434824 - 2pm - 6:30pm • Monday, November 30 Ayersville Bapt. Church, 310 NC Hwy. 770, Ayersville - 5482025 - 3pm - 7:30pm • Monday, November 30 Madison United Meth. Church 110 W. Academy St., Madison 548-6658 - 3pm - 7:30m Appointments are strongly recommeded. Donors get in and out much faster when they have an appointment.

TRIAD HARMONY TO PERFORM AT RCC WENTWORTH - “Live at the Sands! An Evening with Sinatra & Friends,” will be performed at 7 p.m., Nov. 21 in the Advanced Technologies building auditorium at Rockingham Community College by the popular Triad Harmony Express, the premier barbershop chorus of the Carolinas. Developed by Triad Harmony, this new show package will take you back to the time of the Rat Pack; the 1950s and 1960’s when Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop reigned. It is a performance complete with humor, skits, and a story line that will entertain the entire family. All in one evening you will hear great oldies such as “Witchcraft,” “Viva Las Vegas,” “Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime,” and “That’s Life.” As a special treat, Downtown Sound, a ladies ensemble will sing such hits as “In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning,” “Candy Man,” and “Hey Big Spender.” There will also be featured performances by the award-winning, internationally competitive quartet Let’s Sing! Tickets for the “Live at the Sands!” are $5.00 for the general public and free to RCC students, faculty and staff with current RCC identification. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the RCC Bookstore in Whitcomb Student Center or at the door on the day of the performance.

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Twelve Practical Tips for Saying, Doing the Right Things The holidays are quickly approaching, and while many people look forward to yearly traditions, gatherings with family and friends and the general good feelings associated with the season, some people dread the holidays. For those who have lost a loved one during the past year, the holidays may emphasize their grief. The holidays, especially the first ones after losing a loved one, are especially difficult for one who is grieving. Often, friends and family members of those affected by a loss are unsure how to act or what to say to support their grieving loved one during the holidays. Many people are not aware that Hospice of Rockingham County (HRC) is a valuable resource that can help people who are struggling with grief and loss. HRC provides bereavement support to the families they serve and they offer services to other members of the community as well, regardless of any previous connection with Hospice. 1. Be supportive of the way the person chooses to handle the holidays. Some may wish to follow traditions; others may choose to change their rituals. Remember, there is no right way or wrong way to handle the holidays. 2. Offer to help the person with baking and/or cleaning. Both tasks can be overwhelming for one trying to deal with raw emotions. 3. Offer to help him or her deco-

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rate for the holidays. 4. Offer to help with holiday shopping or give your loved one catalogs or on-line shopping sites that may be helpful. 5. Invite the person to attend a religious service with you and your family. 6. Invite your loved one to your home for the holidays. 7. Help your loved one prepare and mail holiday cards. 8. Ask the person if he or she is interested in volunteering with you during the holiday season. Doing something for someone else, such as helping at soup kitchens or working with children, may help your loved one feel better about the holidays. 9. Donate a gift or money in memory of the person‚s loved one. Remind the person that his or her special person is not forgotten. 10. Never tell someone that he or she should be “over it.” Instead, give the person hope that, eventually, he or she will enjoy the holidays again. 11. If he or she wants to talk about the deceased loved one or feelings associated with the loss, LISTEN. Active listening from friends is an important step to helping him or her heal. Don’t worry about being conversational, just listen. 12. Remind the person you are thinking of him or her and the loved one who died. Cards, phone calls and visits are great ways to stay in touch. In general, the best way to help those who are grieving during the holidays is to let them

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know you care. They need to be remembered, and they need to know their loved ones are remembered, too. Local hospice grief counselors emphasize that friends and family members should never be afraid of saying or doing the wrong thing, because making an effort and showing concern will be appreciated. Hospice is a philosophy of care for patients with life-limiting illnesses. A team of professionals and trained volunteers offer care and comfort to patients and their families when a cure is no longer possible. Fully covered by Medicare and most insurance companies, hospice services are available at home or in a facility such as a nursing home. More information is available from Hospice of Rockingham County at (336) 427-9022 or at www.hospiceofrockinghamcounty.com or the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization at www.caringinfo.org or by calling the HelpLine at 1-800-658-8898.

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3,000 mile oil change. You deserve it, you deserve having a beautiful smile and a healthy body. Did you know that the health of your mouth has a lot to do with the health of your body? Not to mention the appearance of a healthy smile is fantastic all by itself. We will spend on so many things from the wishful to the wasteful. How about spending on something that will effect your well being for some time to come! I can not tell you how many people that have health insurance but never use it. They don’t want to use what they pay for every pay check!! Use it buddy! “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure“, it is said. Like a warm shower refreshes and a vacation enlivens, getting that check up with your doctor and dentist will give you information that you can use to make informed decisions and timely changes. If you heard an unfamiliar sound from your vehicle, would you let a mechanic check it out or just keep driving around as if it would take care of itself? Oh no, don’t tell me, you play mechanic too!

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According to an old saying, “there is a time for everything and for everything there is a season.” Well, this is your season! It is about time for a medical and a dental check-up. Before you use this section of the paper for fireplace kindling, give me a chance. Well, actually I would say, give yourself a chance. A chance to live a full, healthy life. I know that some of you say, “I am not a doctor, but I play one at home.” You pull your own teeth, use super glue on something that needed stiches, and ignored symptoms for years. You’re the, “try every home remedy known” but never see a doctor, type. Let me plead with you, people need you around! That dry patch of skin you ignore could be serious. That acid indigestion that you have been treating with baking soda could be deadly. That lump, those “spells”, that tired feeling that no amount of rest will cure needs to be checked out. You are worth it. You do not have to announce it to anyone, just make the appointment to get a checkup, like you would on your car or truck to make sure it gets it’s

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E vents COMMUNITY EDUCATION HOUSE CALLS - CALL IN RADIO SHOW 11:30 a.m., 2nd & 4th Wednesday 1490 WLOE AM • 1420 WMYN AM Hosted by Kerry Faunce, Morehead Hospital marketing director, and Torrey Goard, Community Health Educator AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE 6:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Thurs., Dec.10 Morehead Hospital Downstairs Classr. Morehead Memorial Hospital will sponsor a bloodmobile visit on the above date. Come and show your support for this lifesaving community service by donating blood – the gift of life. LIVING WILLS 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 9 Main Conference Room Learn about new NC legislation related to Advance Directives and prepare your living will and health care power of attorney documents. Each session begins with an informational discussion. Those attending are assisted in finishing their documents. A notary and two witnesses are present to finalize the completion of the documents. There is NO CHARGE for this community service. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED - preferably at least one week in advance. Call Marcia McQueen, director of Chaplaincy Services to register: 336623-9711, Ext. 2482. The NC Advance Directive Documents are utilized and will be sent to you when you register so you can begin reading and thinking about your wishes. 2009 TREE OF LIFE Tree Lighting Ceremony & Reception Morehead Memorial Hospital Tues., Dec. 8, 5:30 p.m., Day Hosp. Lobby Searching for that perfect holiday gift? The Tree of Life provides just that – the

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opportunity to symbolize your love and admiration for the special people in your life. Simply purchase a lovelight - $5 donation, or starlight - $100 donation, in honor or memory of that special person. A card acknowledging your gift will be sent and their name will be written into the Book of Honor and Memory which is displayed in the hospital’s main lobby throughout the holiday season. All donations are tax deductible and all proceeds will go to benefit Morehead Memorial Hospital. This project is sponsored by the Morehead Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. BOOKS ARE FUN SALE 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Thursday, December 3 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Friday, December 4 Morehead Hospital Downstairs Classroom Just in time for some holiday shopping! Choose from a wide variety of books at discounted prices! Public welcome. This project is sponsored by the Morehead Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

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Tuesdays & Fridays - Rock of Eden Spray Methodist 8-9pm AL-ANON - Fri’s - Joint meeting with Alcoholics Anonymous 8pm - Rock of Eden Spray Methodist Wed’s - Morehead Hosp. Dining Room Circle of Love - 8 - 9pm ACOA - Adult Children of Alcoholics 6pm - every Thursday, Morehead Hosp. Downstairs Classroom Call Linda Bledsoe at 280-0496 NA (NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS) Meets 5 days a week in Reidsville at the REMMSCO Annex, 108 N. Main St. Includes a noon meeting on Monday and 8 PM meetings Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 1 hour meetings, open to all. SPECIAL YOUNG ADULTS 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Dec. 1 & 15 Morehead Hospital Downstairs Classroom A night for adults ages 18-45 with mild or moderate developmental disabilities to meet new friends, play games (Bingo, Uno, Dominoes), make crafts, enjoy snacks and participate in other social activities. If you know individuals who would like to attend our meetings, please let them know about our group. For more information, call Brenda Moore at 336-623-1077 or 336-613-5174 after 6 p.m.

MEETINGS & CLASSES ROCKINGHAM COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS November 23 - 3:30 p.m. Governmental Center – Second Floor

SUPPORT GROUPS HIV/AIDS Meetings Held Monthly. For more info call 800-924-3193 Teresa Hart ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Wednedays - 8pm - Morehead Hospital Dining Room

CLASSES AND JOB SEEKER offered at Goodwill Industries of Central NC Community Resource Center of Reidsville. Call 336-637-1010 to register Employability Skills, GED Classes, English as a 2nd Language. Introduction to Computers/Basic Computer & Keyboarding Class, Software for Career Development (HRD) Advanced Computer

Class, Money Smart (HRD), Job Search Boot Camp, Resume Development, Free Computer/ Internet, phone and fax access for job search or educational purposes. WEEKLY WELLNESS HOUR Every Wednesday evening at 7pm FREE to Public! Door Prizes! Come taste the most nutritious and delicious beverage you will ever drink. Learn about health and prosperity. 594 Pierce St, Eden, NC (next to library) 627-4325 MARINE CORPS LEAGUE Meetings 2nd Thursday each month at 6:30pm - 8pm, at the Whitcomb Student Center at RCC. The PFC Jerry L. McKinney Detachement is seeking to expand its detachement with new members and businesses willing to help. 336-613-3171 or emial tthorne@triad.rr.com AMVETS Newly formed local group. All Veterans and service men and women welcome. Contact Willard (Woody) Waters at 635-1786 or email woodyeee@embarqmail.com for details.

YOGA CLASSES - Terri Lea, certified Yoga instructor at In Touch. Beginner & Intermediate Welcome - - 118-A Arbor Lane, Eden. 623-9138 to register EDEN - CITY HALL - EDEN ROOM Ongoing Classes Tues’ 8:30-9:45am or CB Hut - Boone Rd., Eden, Weds. 6pm-7:15pm $72 for 6 week session or $15 per class (must have min. number of students, class sizes limited, reg. early) REIDSVILLE Raymond James Fin. Services - Old Wilkerson Funeral Home Ongoing Classes , Monday nights - Limited space 6:00-7:15pm - $72 for 6 week session or $15 per class (must have min. number of students, class sizes limited, reg. early) TANG SOO DO KARATE 623-3971 classes ages 6 and up held each Tues & Thurs. at the Boone Road Com.Center 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. Inst. Chuck Garcia:

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E vents WENTWORTH RURITAN CLUB Ruritan Club meets 2nd Tuesday each month at 6:30 at the Agricultural Ext. Bldg. Wentworth. For info contact: Charles Boswell @ 336-342-4346 or Sharon Reynolds @ 336-613-0474 FOSTER CARE & ADOPTION SUPPORT Meets 3rd Tuesday of each month 6:30pm- 8:00pm, DSS Conf. Room. Jo Wilson 342-1394 “JOSHUA’S TROOPS” Meet every 2nd Thursday of the month at 8:30am at the Dan Valley Com. Bldg (Madison) Do not have to be a vet to attend. GRIEFSHARE & DIVORCE CARE Support groups for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them or needing help healing from pain of separation or divorce. Every Mon. from 6:30- 8:00pm, Growing Oaks Community Church, 2270 Harrington Hwy., Eden. Call 623-1114, 558-5947 or visit www.growingoaks.org MINORITY BUSINESS ASSOC. - EDEN Meets 1st Monday of each month at 6:00pm - G&D Recording Washington St. Call Butch at 627-7600 for details. EDEN’S WOMEN’S CLUB 3rd Thurs. of month - 7pm. Call 623-7290 SINGLE PARENT SUPPORT GROUP meets at Leaksville United Methodist Church, 603 Henry St., Eden. Dinner, child care provided. Door prizes. Meeting

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MEALS SALVATION ARMY Free Meals To Those In Need. Monday thru Friday 12:00-12:30 at 314 Morgan Rd, Eden - Now Sunday 9:30 worship 11am Sunday School. Capt John Sikes

E NTERTAINMENT A N D OTHER S PECIAL E VENTS MUSIC AT THE BARN Tuesdays 7pm the doors open at the Barn, 151 Gant Road, Eden. - Bluegrass music & jam sessions. Free to public. Headliners are featured from 8pm - 9:15 and then there is jamming until 10pm. 2nd & 4th Saturday, 6pm covered dish Nov. 24 - Open Jam 7pm - 10pm Nov. 28 8:15 - Zephyr Lightning Bolt with Steve Bowen. DOWNTOWN BICYCLE CRUISE Thursdays, 7-8pm and Saturdays 3:15pm. Enjoy a leisurely ride through historic Reidsville. All ages and all bicycles welcome. Meet at the SW Market St. parking lot, beside the Backstreet Buzz.

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SENIOR DANCE AT THE CB HUT Boone Road, Eden - $5 per person. Featuring The City Limits Band Last Monday of Month - November 30th Come at 6:00 for line dance lessons. WEEKLY TURKEY SHOOT El Bethel Men’s Club- Roberts Road, Eden. Watch for signs. Starting October 2nd Every Friday Night through Dec. 18th DOWNTOWN MADISON & ROCKINGHAM SQUARE CHRISTMAS STROLL Dec. 5th - Sat. 10am - 5pm Refreshements, door prizes, special sales Santa will be on site 12-2 at the Gallery 108 S. Market St. Madison. Bring your camera, have a photo with Santa. FRIENDS OF THE WESTERN ROCKINGHAM CO. PUBLIC LIBRARIES USED BOOKSTORE. Located at 103 2nd. Ave., Mayodan and ope every Friday 10-5 & Sat. 10-2, Beginning Nov. 20th and running through Dec. 19th we will be having a Members 50% 0ff sale. Yearly memberships may be purchased at the store. Normally prices range from .25$2.00 and members may take 1/2 of this during the sale. What a bang for your buck! We will also be selling gift certificates for Christmas giving. All proceeds from our sales benefit our Western libraries.

CANDLE TEA Leaksville Moravian Church 712 McConnell St., Eden 336-623-9440 Sat., December 5 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Sanctuary program 9:30 am Featuring Moravian cookies, lovefeast buns & sugarcake from Winkler’s Bakery, Old Salem Famous Moravian chicken pies, Homebaked goods, Beeswax candles, Moravian stars, Crafts, Raffle, Demos of Candle trimming, Star making, Cookie making. Free refreshments! View the putz: a miniature display telling the Christmas story in many scenes THE 10TH ANNUAL “NIGHT OF MIRACLES” Live drive through nativity - free event Draper Christian Church 1116 Fieldcrest Road Eden, NC December 4 & 5, 2009 - 7 pm to 9 pm. For more info contact 336-635-8932.

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ECONOMIC RECOVERY ROAD PROJECT AWARDED TO REP. COLE’S DISTRICT $2.7 million project expected to be finished next year

RALEIGH - Rep. Nelson Cole is pleased to announce that Rockingham County has been awarded a $2.7 million transportation project to aid in the state’s economic recovery. The money will be spent to pay for the milling, resurfacing and adding rumble strips along 9.3 miles of U.S. 220 northbound from N.C. 135 to the Virginia state line, and U.S. 220 southbound from the Virginia state line to N.C. 68 in Rockingham County. A $2.7 million contract was awarded to Adams Construction Co. of Roanoke, Virginia. The project can start as early as March 15, 2010, and is to be completed by September 24, 2010. “We need better roads, and we need good jobs. This investment helps with both,” Rep. Cole said. “It will be money well-spent.” According to the Federal Highway Administration, every $1 million spent on transportation creates 30 jobs, and according to the construction industry, every dollar invested in transportation generates $6 in economic impact. Rep. Cole is in his eighth term representing Rockingham County in the House of Representatives. He a chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation and vice chair of the House Transportation Committee, as well as vice chair of the House Committee on Public Utilities. For more information about funding for infrastructure improvements in North Carolina, as well as other NCDOT projects and activities, visit www.ncdot.gov.

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WENTWORTH -The staff members at the Rockingham Community College Gerald B. James Library are ready to forgive. Bring them the overdue items and food and it won’t matter that you’ve kept that book or video longer than the allotted time. That is because through Dec. 11, the library is participating in the fifth annual Food 4 Fines program. In exchange for food, patrons can have their fines, up to a maximum $20, erased. Food items must be nonperishable and the freshness date cannot be expired. Each item is equal to $2 in library fines. All food will be donated to the Rockingham County Chapter of the American Red Cross.

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County Star Investing In Rockingham County’s Quality of Life Continued from page 8 ANNUAL EXTENSION VOLUNTEER FAIR North Carolina Cooperative Ext. - Rockingham County Center 525 Hwy 65, Suite 200, Reidsville NC 27320

WENTWORTH Rockingham County Extension Volunteer Fall Fair will be on Saturday, November 21st, in the Agricultural Building in Wentworth. Every year this annual event provides holiday shoppers with a variety of quality hand crafted gifts and delicious baked goods. A highlight of this year’s Fall Fair will be the drawing for a handmade quilt, wall hanging, and pillow to be given away at noon. You do not need to be present to win. Tickets are available from Cooperative Extension volunteers. All funds raised are used for community projects—including college scholarships. Also featured will the second printing of the most recent Extension Volunteers Cookbook. The cookbook has favorite recipes from previously published Extension Cookbooks—plus many new heart-healthy recipes for today’s health conscious cooks. The cookbook sells for $13.00, and proceeds from the sales sponsor scholarships for Rockingham County students attending colleges in North Carolina. There are still a few tables available for the day for $12.00. If you are an artist, crafter, or baker interested in selling at the Fall Fair, please contact Linda Hill to confirm availability (349-5741). For more information, contact Brenda Sutton, County Extension Director, 342-8230 brenda_sutton@ncsu.edu

GREEN’S INDUSTRY MEETING Location: Rockingham County Agricultural Center, 525 Hwy 65, Reidsville, NC 27320 Tuesday December 1, 2009, Starts 9am 1. Management of Greenhouse Pests and Pesticide Resistance. Dr. Steven Frank, NCSU Entomologist 2. Winter Post-emergence Weed Control, Pre-emergence Crabgrass and Goose grass Timing and Weed Control Products for spring 2010. Leon Warren – Research Associate Crop Science NCSU 3. Pesticide Storage and Record keeping Changes. Pat Jones – Deputy Director of Pesticide Program NCDA 3 hours NC Pesticide Recertification Credits Available in subclasses L, N, O, D, X and 1 hour subclasses A,B,G,H,I, K,M,T Call Kathryn Holmes at Rockingham County NCCE

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KALLAM AND HARMON EXCHANGE VOWS Mindy Kallam and Rocky Harmon were united in marriage on Saturday, September 12, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. at Autumn Creek Vineyard in Mayodan, North Carolina. The Rev. Tripp Harmon of Raleigh, North Carolina officiated. The bride is the daughter of Donnie and Linda Kallam of Eden. Mindy is a 1997 graduate of Morehead High School and received her BS Degree in Elementary Education from UNC - Greensboro. She received a Masters Degree in Special Education from Elon University. She teaches first grade at Draper Elementary. The groom is the son of Scott and Sherry Bell and Mike and Judy Harmon, all of Eden. He is a 1995 graduate of Morehead High School and received his BS Degree in Math and Computer Science from Averett University in Danville, Va. He received his Masters Degree in Computer Science from UNC - Greensboro. He is the owner of Carolina Elite gym in Burlington, N.C. The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents. Dr. A.J. Robertson of Durham, N.C., cousin of the bride was Maid of Honor. Bridesmaids were Elyce Harmon of Greensboro, N.C., sister of the groom and Mrs. Erin Gilley of Eden, N.C. friend of the bride. Flower girl was Lily Humphries of Raleigh, N.C., friend of the bride and groom. David Murphy of Burlington, N.C., friend of the groom was Best Man. Groomsmen were Ron Bradford of Greensboro, N.C., cousin of the bride and Mike Humphries of Raleigh, N.C., friend of the groom. Guest Registrar was Anna Cruise of Midlothian, Va., cousin of the groom and Program Attendant was Justin Cruise of Charlotte, N.C., cousin of the groom.

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This old photo is from the Francis Photography collection at the Eden Historical Musuem. They are as yet unidentified. If you think you know the location or who is in the photo please contact: edenhistoricalmuseum@yahoo.com. You can write the museum at 656 Washington St., Eden, NC 27288 or call Julie Hampton Ganis at 336-623-3853.

A SOLDIER’S CHRISTMAS WENTWORTH - On October 9th, Sheriff Sam Page announced a project called “A Soldier’s Christmas”. Deputy Cynthia Blackwell’s son is U.S. Army Lt. Col. Wade Blackwell. His regiment has about 500 soldiers that would benefit from donated items for Christmas. The Sheriff’s Office served as a collection site for donations from the public that would be collected until the second week in November. Blackwell transported a truck full of items like toiletries,

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CRIME REPORTS • On Wednesday, November 4, 2009, patrol officers responded to Morehead High School in reference to an assault. According to the reporting officer, a student, 17-yr-old, Shiquan Jermaine Richardson assaulted two handicap students. As result of the assault one of the victims sustained visible facial injuries. At the conclusion of his investigation Richardson was arrested and transported to the magistrate’s office. According to the warrants obtained by the arresting officer, Richardson unlawfully and willfully did assault and strike, a two handicapped persons, by punching one victim about the face and the other victim by kicking the victim on the leg. According to North Carolina statues, it is a felony to assault a handicap person. Richardson was confined in the Rockingham County Jail under a $30,000 secured bond and he is scheduled to appear in Wentworth District Court on November 9, 2009. • On Thursday, November 5, 2009, Samy Elsyed Mahmoud reported a larceny from 632 Lee Street. According to the victim, someone entered his 2004 Honda Civic and stole a Digicom digital camera, his passport, and his birth certificate. • On Thursday, November 5, 2009, Mary Foley Lashley reported a larceny from WalMart. According to the reporting party, while she was shopping in Wal-Mart her purse was stolen from her shopping cart. While in the medication isle she stopped to view some products on the shelves with her back turned. She returned to the cart and the purse was gone. The black leather purse contained $20 in cash and two credit and debit cards. • On Friday, November 6, 2009, Wayne Rierson of 204 Park Road, Eden, N.C., reported that someone had broken into his out

building by knocking a hole at the bottom of the door and stole three Dewalt saw-saws valued at $240 and one Black and Decker hand sander valued at $35. Also stolen from the yard were one Makita saw-saw with metal case valued at $150, 30 pounds of wielding lead valued at $200, one Portaband electric hand saw valued at $300, two 16 foot extention ladders valued at $200, one Briggs and Stratton leaf blower valued at $70, one Duralast car battery valued at $70, and one AM/FM car radio valued at $50. • On Tuesday, November 10, 2009, Chloe Morgan Roberts of 216 North Oakland Avenue, Eden, N.C., reported that her front door of her apartment had been kicked in and the cabinet curio glass broken out along with the glass door of the stove broken out and the mirror in the bathroom broken out. There is a suspect in the case. • On Tuesday, November 10, 2009, Shavon Lamont Reid of 3653 Daniles Creek Road, Martinsville, VA, was arrested on a warrant service for First-Degree Murder in the death of Timothy Ronell Seay. He was confined in the Rockingham County jail under no bond was set for Reid. He is scheduled to appear in Wentworth District Court on December 1, 2009. • On Tuesday, November 10, 2009, Jim Brafford, manager of Oakwood Homes located at 712 Van Buren Road, Eden, N.C., reported that someone stolen one cherry wood bed set valued at $800, one floor rug valued at $300, and $200 worth of decorative fixtures from a mobile home located on the lot. • On Wednesday, November 11, 2009, Jason Wood of 609 Price Street, Eden, N.C., reported that someone entered Fire Station #4 on Stadium Drive, Eden, N.C., and stole one fire helmet valued at $350, one hood valued at $30, one Firemaster turn out coat val-

ROBBERY SUSTPECT SOUGHT On Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at approximately 10:14 p.m. the J-Mart #1 convenience store, located at 1320 E. Stadium Drive, reported an armed robbery. The suspect is described as wearing a dark colored ski mask and dark blue or black coveralls. The suspect fled the area on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. On Thursday, November 12, 2009 at approximately 10:43 p.m., the Eden Store located at 902 E. Stadium Drive reported an armed robbery. The suspect fled the area on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. While officers were responding to the Eden Store in reference to the armed robbery, the police department received a call from the J-Mart #2 convenience store located at 108 N. Fieldcrest Rd., reporting an armed robbery as well. The suspect is described as wearing a dark colored ski mask and dark blue or black coveralls in both of these incidents. Investigators with the Eden Police Department have identified the suspect from the November 11th incident at the J-Mart #1 convenience store. Investigators have secured a warrant for arrest for Lenell Hewitt for this incident. At press time Lenell Hewitt of Reidsville was wanted by the Eden Police Department for robbery with a dangerous weapon. Lenell Hewitt is a 45-year-old black male approximately 5’11” tall, 142 lbs., and has hazel/green eyes. Lenell Hewitt should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone having information concerning these incidents are asked to call Detective David Lamberth or Detective Paul Moore at the Eden Police Department at 336-623-9240 or 336-623-9755. Anyone with information may also contact Rockingham County CrimeStoppers at 336-349-9683.

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box and grabbed an undisclosed amount of money. Suleiman struggled with the suspect and the suspect turned and ran to the door with Suleiman behind him. Suleiman hit the suspect with a large piece of wire. The suspect ran out of the door and left toward Maryland Avenue. There are no suspects at this time. • On November 12th at 3:52 a.m. Deputies arrived at 378 River Road to find Michael Dustin Corns, 24, of 1057 Galaxy Lane, Walnut Cove, NC, sitting on a couch with blood on his head, face, arms and other areas of his body. They observed a laceration on his face and other indicators of an assault. Corns stated he had been asleep in a bedroom of the house and was awaken by several subjects beating him. They contin-

ued to beat him as he made an attempt to escape. When he made it to the front porch, his attackers left. Emergency Medical Services transported him to a hospital for treatment of his injuries. Other listed victims were held back from coming to the aid of Corns. They reported no significant injury. The suspects took Corns jacket and another jacket belonging to Powers. Detective Kevin Suthard is investigating the incident and has obtained warrants for 1st Degree Burglary, Felony Larceny and Common Law Robbery on three men. Matthew James Murray, 20, of 2240 K-Fork Road in Madison has since been arrested and has a bond of $50,000.

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river's confluence with the Dan River at Eden, NC, as well as the Beaches to Bluegrass Trail across Southern Virginia. One mile of the Upper Fieldale Trail opened in July, 2007 and the Lower Fieldale Trail was dedicated in March, 2009. Constructed with support from Dominion Foundation, the Virginia Department of Forestry, Henry County, and numerous corporate and private in-kind donations, the trail is operated by Henry County Parks & Recreation. When Jennifer Doss, DRBA's Rivers & Trails Project Manager, learned about the imminent replacement of the landmark 1931 Fieldale Iron Bridge, she worked with the Fieldale Heritage Festival to save 54 feet of the old structure that will be used as trail art on either side of the Fieldale Trail, "so that trail users will once again walk 'across' the Iron Bridge." Doss adds, "Thanks to the support of local businesses and community partners, many hands working together have helped to preserve the Historic Iron Bridge." Dozens of donors and generous corporate gifts of time and materials have brought the project near its fundraising goal. Visit www.danriver.org. Participants in the hike should meet at 10:00 a.m. at Fieldale Park, 188 Field Avenue, at the intersection of Field Avenue and South River Road Bring lunch and water, wear comfortable shoes or hiking boots, dress in layers of watershedding artificial fabric or wool, and be prepared for rain or wind. All participants to sign a waiver. Directions: From US 220 take the VA 609 exit towards Fieldale. Turn right at Dillon's Fork Road, continue on Virginia Ave., continue on Patrick Ave., turn right at Field Avenue. Turn right at South River Road, and immediately turn right into the parking lot of the Fieldale Park. Outings and meetings of the Dan River Basin Association are open to the public without charge. For more information, contact Trip Coordinator Paula Wyatt at 276-647-3274 or pwyatt1@embarqmail.com. For membership information, visit www.danriver.org.

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STONEVILLE - The Stoneville Recreation Department's Golf Clinic for Kids took place on October 29 with 20 kids, ages ranging from 5 to 15 learning the game. They were instructed by Joey Sizemore (Certified Golf Instructor) and Debbie Claybrook (Principal at Stoneville Elementary School). Instruction included driving and iron techniques at The Hillside Driving Range and putting practice took place on the putting green at The Ponderosa Golf Club. After the morning class, the Town of Stoneville served a pizza lunch and homemade cookies, then the children were paired up with adult golfers and taken out on The Ponderosa Golf course for a round of playing. The children had a wonderful time and learned alot about the game. The Stoneville Recreation Department's Director is Chad Mitchell and he is planning a year full of activities for the citizens of Stoneville, young and old.

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When Stoneville Elementary School's 4th Graders took their field trip to our state capital, October 28, they were surprised by a personal invitation down onto the floor of the House of Representatives by Rep. Nelson Cole. This is especially important because not every school group is able to do this. You must be invited onto the floor. Otherwise, groups are only able to view from the gallery. In addition, Rep. Cole spoke with the children while on the House floor. He also took time for photos. Rep. Nelson Cole was the highlight of the field trip for the majority of the students. The field trip also included a tour of the Capital Building, Legislative Building, the North Carolina Museum of History and the North Carolina Museum of Natural History. Thank you, Rep. Nelson Cole, from the students and teachers of Stoneville Elementary School. You made the trip to our state's capital unforgettable.

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NOVEMBER 20, 2009 EDEN’S OWN / COUNTY STAR, PAGE 13 ❦ Right: Randall Fowlkes shows off his new equipment and how they can do quality embroidery onto most anything you need. Randall and Dawn Fowlkes are the owners of Heavenly Stitches located at the Service Logistics business center on South Henry Street near the end of the old Stoneville Furniture plant. For more information call 337-5719 or 573-3902. One of Stoneville’s newest businesses officially opened and cut their ribbon in November. Seaside Massage owned by Tinka Spencer offers a very peaceful location for Swedish massage, deep tissue and pregnancy massage as well as hot stone work at very affordable prices. The new business is located at 525 S. Henry Street in Stoneville at the Service Logistics, near the end of the old Stoneville Furniture plant. For more information on her services call 336-573-9991. Below part of her relaxing massage room. The Business Center also features many other new businss owners as well as established businesses who have decided to relocate to this booming center. Freeman Custom Interiors have also located here.

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Councilman James Scales and Mayor Pro Tem Jodi Lester, then students got a chance to sit at the council table and hold a mock council meeting. Their agenda included allowing skateboarders to ride on town sidewalks, being served ice cream at school everyday, riding 4 wheelers on the roads and wearing Heelies at school. The students learned the importance of voting for leaders that would make the right decisions on their behalf.

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WENTWORTH - The Rockingham Community College Board of Trustees November meeting for 2009 was primarily one of sharing information. Presentations were given Kim Pryor, director of public information, Dr. Robert Lowdermilk, vice-president of student development, Dave Smathers, director of institutional research and planning, and Richard Powell, Fulfilling the Promisecampaign director for the McMichael Civic Center. Pryor focused on the college’s internal and external marketing strategies and upcoming plans, social networking, and the completion of the first promotional video in a series planned for Time Warner Educational Access Channel 2 and other venues. Lowdermilk discussed statistics from the historic fall enrollment which showed increases in the number of African-American students, recent high school graduates, and unemployed students. Powell, in updating the trustees on the McMichael Civic Center, stated that construction documents are being reviewed by the state construction office. Smathers reported on the five-year, $1.82 million Title III grant awarded to the college in 2004. Awarded by the U.S. Department of Education, the grant’s purpose was, in part, to help eligible institutions expand their capacity to serve low-income students. The grant ended this year on Sept. 30. “The Title III grant allowed us to experiment with alternative learning techniques and offer initiatives that we would not have been able to try otherwise,” said Smathers. “Some were successful and some were not but at least we had the opportunity to try.” In addition to funding research which led to attempts to understand and address the challenges the college faces with developmental education, the grant was used to equip “smart classrooms” which involves instructor-led state-of-the-art learning using the Internet, WebAdvisorregistration online, learning communities and more. “This was one of the most informative meetings I’ve attended,” said trustee Cindy Wharton. The trustees also learned that RCC met all eight core indicators of success established by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1989. Each year the quality of every North Carolina community college is evaluated based on these performance measures. “In part,” said RCC President, Dr. Robert Keys, “this report tells us we are doing what we are entrusted to do and that is to ensure that our students are well prepared to meet the demands and expectations that will be placed on them in their various fields once they

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together. We pass the mashed potatoes and get an extra helping of macaroni and cheese. Everyone is smiling and laughing as we all stuff our bellies. I’ve always known there was someRorrer thing special about Grandma’s In my family, birthdays are table, but I couldn’t quite put my as special as holidays. A time to finger on it. Last week while celcelebrate the individual, the ebrating my younger cousin’s uniqueness found in each person birthday, I realized what it is. It’s Family. It’s those people who that makes our family special. love you no matter how near or We often gathfar you choose to er at Grandma’s house, where her I’VE ALWAYS go…and it’s the love best dumplings are KNOWN THERE of a woman who holds them all together. It’s served and love is spelled with a slice WAS SOMETHING knowing that no matof warm, buttery SPECIAL ABOUT ter how grown up you get (or think you are) cornbread. Kids G RANDMA ’ S there will always be a scream for the corner piece of cake TABLE, BUT I place for you here. It’s loaded with icing COULDN’T QUITE the one constant in an ever-changing world and then flash their blue-tooth icing PUT MY FINGER and that place you know you belong. grin from ear to ear. ON IT. I’m finally old These are happy enough to recognize it, times that make yet still young enough to enjoy it. wonderful memories. And thankfully, I’m at just the Growing up, I was the oldest right age to appreciate its true grandchild. I used to run and value. chase my cousins, teasing them For me, coming to the way my youngest uncles Grandma’s table whether it is teased me. Now, I’m almost 30, for a birthday, holiday, or just and most of those little boys have all grown up, making me the “lit- stopping by for lunch - is sort of tle” cousin. I now have the joy of like a homecoming for me. It’s a watching my daughter burst part of my roots—a piece that has through the door to Grandma’s made me who I am today. This house with the same eagerness I Thanksgiving I will be thanking had as a child. She explores the God with a new level of gratimany rooms and has her own tude. I’m looking beyond the turkey, the stuffing, and the secret hideout just as I used to. But there’s nothing like meal pumpkin pie to where the heart of time, when we all sit down my family resides…And that is Grandma’s table. “Other things may change us, but we start and end with family.” A n t h o n y Brandt

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Veteran’s Honored In County Ceremonies

Rockingham County citizens are really proud of their veterans and try to show it everyday. But to especially celebrate Veteran’s Day in 2009 ceremonies were held all around the county to honor the fallen and those still fighting for our freedoms. Eden held their 6th Annual Draper Veteran’s Day Parade with special guest Nelson Hairston, a Korean war veteran speaking to the children and guests about what it means to be an American, and what the vets suffered to being our freedoms to us. Barry & Joan Bailey dedicated a flag which flew over Iraq to the Draper Elementary School. (Bottom four photos) The County Veteran’s Memorial was the site once again of a large patriotic ceremony honoring all veterans, with singing, speeches and prayers offered in honor of the living and the dead. All ceremonies ended with the traditional twenty-one gun salute and the playing of taps.

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Judy White, owner of A Cleaner World in Eden, started something special after the death of her husband, she began the Senior Angel Tree program. Above, Ken White of a Cleaner World holds up the 22 Senior Angels that they have prepared for this Christmas season. These seniors have no normal support system consisting of family, and are in need of a happy Christmas holiday. They are not aware of being on the list and will be especially surprised at any gifts they receive from willing participants. You can pick up your very own Senior Angel at A Cleaner World in Eden. Give a senior, with no immediate family to celebrate with, a special Christmas this year, too. They deserve gifts under the tree on Christmas morning. The Angel cards provide sizes and needs of these special people in our community. Please stop by A Cleaner World at 640 Van Buren Road, Eden, and choose a person to “adopt” for a very special Christmas. Individuals or groups are welcome to adopt an angel. After gathering the gifts, bring them back to A Cleaner World, where they can be wrapped and separated for each individual recipient. They will be given out in December at the Salvation Army when the come to pick up their food orders.

The new location of the American Legion post 254 was officially opened in November with a ribbon cutting held in Draper at its Fieldcrest Road office. Mayor John Grogan did the honors as veterans and their familiy members stood by.

RENT A SANTA RETURNS The Eden Parks & Rec. Dept. is once again offering the Rent A Santa program to come out to your house or church or any function you may be having The Rent A Santa will begin in December. The cost is $25.00 per visit inside the city limits. Outside the City Limits will be $35.00 per visit. Call the Eden Parks & Rec. Dept. Also the Eden Parks & Rec. Dept. will offer Santa to call your child at home on Monday and Tuesday from 5-8 Dec, 21-22. Call the office to request Santa to call your child or children. The calls are free. Senior Citizen Bingo Tuesday Dec. 15 from 1-3 p.m. at the Bridge Street Center You must bring a $1.00 prize to participate. For more Information, Call the Eden Parks & rec. Dept. at 623-2110.

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Education remains our top priority in the General Assembly and while our smaller budget prevented us from investing more this year than we had in previous years, we were still able to address many important issues. Providing our children with a world class education is the best way to build a strong economy that will be sustainable in the long term, so we worked diligently this year to pass legislation that will improve the quality of education across the state, keep our children safe at school, and decrease the dropout rate. The following information highlights significant legislation passed this year pertaining to North Carolina public schools. Budget – This year’s budget includes funding for 12 additional Learn and Earn high schools in North Carolina that will be operational in 2009-2010. The Learn and Earn initiative is a free program that allows high school students to get a jump start on their college education or to gain career skills. At this time, there are 60 Learn and Earn high schools across the state. – We continued to fund Communities in Schools of North Carolina, Inc (CIS). Last year, more than 21,000 students at-risk of dropping out were provided case managers by CIS, and 98 percent of them stayed in school. – We continued to fund the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching. The center serves as a resource to teachers throughout the state. The budget will transfer the Center to SBOE from the UNC Board of Governors. – Our budget this year will provide $13 million in recurring funds for additional dropout prevention grants. Dropout Prevention Grants provide funding on a competitive basis to local school administrative units, schools, local agencies, or nonprofit organizations to support programs that address dropout prevention. The additional funding for this program can be used to provide continued funding to past grant recipients or to fund new recipients. The maximum grant size is $175,000. – In this year’s budget, we fully funded enrollment growth in community colleges. - $58 mil. – In this year’s budget, we fully funded enrollment growth in universities - $44 million Dropout Prevention – Legislation that will encourage policies to facilitate graduation has been signed into law (HB 187 – S.L. 2009-330). The law directs local boards of education to encourage local businesses to adopt personnel policies to per-

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mit parents to attend school conferences. The law also encourages local boards of education to adopt policies to implement programs that: (1) assist students in making a successful transition between the middle school and high school years, (2) increase parental involvement in student achievement, and (3) reduce suspension and expulsion rates and encourage academic progress during suspensions. In addition, the law directs local school boards to modify policies on pregnant and parenting students that would better enable those students to graduate. – The Parent & Student Educational Involvement Act requires schools to provide specific information to parents when recommending that students receive a long-term suspension or expulsion (HB 218 – S.L. 200961). The new law requires local school boards to give written notice to the student's parent, guardian, caregiver, or other person legally responsible for the child. The notice has to describe the incident leading to the recommendation and the specific provisions of the student conduct policy or rule alleged to have been violated. – Educators could intervene sooner to help at-risk students through plans intended to improve their school performance under a bill that has been ratified by the General Assembly and sent to Gov. Perdue to be signed into law. Existing law allows personal education plans to be developed based on students’ performance on end-ofgrade tests. The legislation (HB 804 – S.L. 2009-542) would allow educators to step in if they determine the student is at risk of failing based on grades, observations, state assessments or other factors. – The high school graduation project is no longer required for graduation under a new state law (HB 223 – S.L. 2009-60). It has been demonstrated that the existence of this additional requirement has exacerbated the dropout problem amongst already at-risk students. The new law also directs the Program Evaluation Division of the General Assembly to study the cost and effectiveness of requiring a high school graduation project. Safety – Anti-bullying legislation has been ratified by the General Assembly and signed into law (SB 526 – S.L. 2009-212). The legislation requires public school districts to approve anti-bullying measures that name specific groups as possible targets. The legislation defines bullying as behavior that places students or

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school employees in fear of harm or damage to their property. – The children of this state are now protected from cyber-bullying under a new state law that makes cyber-bullying a criminal offense punishable as a misdemeanor (HB 1261–S.L.2009-551). – Law enforcement agencies are required to notify the school if a student is validated as a gang member under a new state law (HB 1327 – S.L. 2009-93). The law also authorizes local boards of education to place reasonable conditions on the enrollment of gang members. – A new state law requires each local board of education to certify to the State Board of Education that its high school and middle school science laboratories are equipped with appropriate personal protective equipment for students and teachers (HB 42 – S.L. 2009-59). In addition, the State Board of Education, in consultation with local boards of education and the Board of Governors of The University of North Carolina, must evaluate and modify, as necessary, the academic requirements for students preparing to teach science in middle and high schools to ensure that there is adequate preparation in issues related to science laboratory safety. – The Nicholas Adkins School Bus Safety Act is a new state law that allows evidence from automated camera and video recording systems to be used to detect and prosecute drivers who pass stopped school buses (HB 440 – S.L. 2009-147). The law is named for a 16-year-old student killed in Rockingham County earlier this year after a driver who passed his stopped school bus struck him with her car. Miscellaneous – The "Healthy Youth Act" has been signed into law (HB 88 – S.L. 2009-213). All students will now be exposed to both abstinence-only and comprehensive sex education. The law also allows parents to remove their children from any portion of the course. – Gifted students under the age of 16 may continue to attend community colleges under a new law that re-enacts a law that expired last September (HB 65 – S.L. 2009-46). The law also allows for students under the age of 14 to enroll in a Learn & Earn online course through a community college for college credit if that student has received appropriate approval. The intent of the law is to serve the bright young people of North Carolina who want to get a head start on their college education.

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County Star Investing In Rockingham County’s Quality of Life Continued from page 14 graduate.” During the business part of the meeting, Keys explained the desirability for a written Memorandum of Understanding between the college and the RCC Foundation. The Board adopted the Memorandum of Understanding which had already received the approval of the RCC Foundation. The next meeting is scheduled for Jan. 12, 2010.

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SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE Rockingham County Cooperative Extension Volunteers Scholarship Applications for 2010 are now available. The purpose of the scholarships is to assist students in obtaining a degree at any North Carolina college, in any field of study, with priority given to Family and Consumer Sciences. Three $500.00 scholarships will be awarded. Current high school

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RCATS – PUBLIC ACCESS TRANSIT Aging, Disability and Transit Services of Rockingham County operates the Public Access Transportation System (RCATS) for Rockingham County’s citizens. The system provides safe and reliable transportation services to contracted agencies and the general public. The system receives funding assistance and oversight support for the North Carolina Department of Transportation and the Federal Transit Administration. RCATS has a fleet of 20 vans providing services under contract for the majority of the Health and Human Services in Rockingham County and the general public. RCATS provides transportation to Rockingham County citizens only and travels only in Rockingham County. RCATS provides wheelchair accessible lift van service as well as standard conversion van service for ambulatory passengers. Transportation services are provided Monday through Friday, 6:00 am to 6:00 pm and on Saturdays for Dialysis passengers only.Typical destinations are medical facilities, rehabilitation and treatment centers, educational facilities other than K-12 schools, employment, grocery shopping, etc. Fares may apply depending upon eligibility and destination. Some area and time of day restrictions exist due to limited levels of funding. A four working day notice is required in advance of appointments due to seating capacity, van availability and route arrangements. To make a reservation or for more information, please call 349-2343 and ask for Transportation. Frequently Asked Questions Who Can Ride? Anyone who is a citizen of Rockingham County is eligible to ride RCATS vehicles. An adult must accompany anyone under the age of 18 to and from appointments unless special provisions have been made prior to the transportation being provided. All passengers are allowed one attendant to ride along. Who is eligible for free transportation and who pays the fare? Some forms of Medicaid provide for transportation to medical appointments only and the passenger is not required to

pay a fare. An eligibility screening is done upon the initial contact with transportation system and the passenger and/or family

will know whether the fare applies or not. Fares range from $2.00 to $3.00 each way depending upon location and destination. Tickets may be purchased in advance of transportation for passengers having repeating trips such as employment or education. Fares will apply to noncovered reservations such as shopping, picking up prescriptions/glasses, education, visits to Social Services, etc. for Medicaid recipients. How do I set up transportation? There is no need to come to the office to make transportation arrangements. All information can be exchanged via telephone conversation between the passenger and/or family and the office staff. Just call 336-349-2343 and ask for transportation to schedule a ride or obtain more information. What is riding the van like? Upon making a transportation reservation, the passenger and/or family will be given a pick up time for the driver to arrive at the home. This time usually is 30 minutes prior to the appointment if passenger is going to the same city as he or she lives and 1 hour prior to the appointment if passenger is going to a different city within the county than he or she lives. The driver can be either 15 minutes before or after the given pick up time as no one can dictate weather, traffic or other interruptions of schedule. The drivers are allowed to help the passengers on and off the vehicle and buckling the seatbelt but are not allowed to handle personal belongings such as pocketbooks or to come into the passenger’s home. Drivers are allowed to wait 5 minutes after arrival to the pick-up location and most times a courteous phone call is given

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from the office to the passenger if there is no sign of the passenger coming to the van. The passenger should encounter a courteous, responsible driver who has been trained by North Carolina Department of Transportation standards and who submits to random drug and alcohol testing. After the appointment, the passenger or a representative from the destination will call the office to arrange for the van to come back. Usually a

15 minutes or so for the van to return as the dispatcher tries to schedule vans in the areas at all times for returns. What is required for wheelchair passengers? Passengers using wheelchairs are required to have the following in order to ride the transit vehicles…I) Lap strap/Seat Belt that attaches the passenger to the wheelchair, II) Leg/Feet Rests attached to the wheelchair III) Working Brakes IV) Ramp or Flat area at the residence for smooth transition

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NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING DEATH On November 7, 2009 at approximately 2:28 a.m., two Eden Police Officers were investigating a suspicious vehicle behind The Hair Company located at 624 Monroe Street when they heard gunshots coming from the street. The two officers alerted police communications and responded on foot to the area of the gunshots, observing people running from the area of Eden’s Icehouse Club and Lounge, located at 634 Monroe Street. Officers discovered three individuals suffering from gunshot wounds. Two of the victims were transported by Rockingham County EMS to Morehead Memorial Hospital, one of which was later transferred to Wake Forest Baptist Hospital for treatment of injuries. The third victim, Timothy Ronnel Seay dob 12/15/1971, 1205 Maxin Rd., Martinsville, VA died at the scene from multiple gunshot wounds. Rockingham County EMS, Eden Rescue, Eden Fire Department, North Carolina Highway Patrol, and the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene to assist Eden Police personnel. The two other victims were identified as Jason Maurice Gallant 07/03/1984, of 8520

Weldon Drive, Richmond, VA; Terris Tewayne Dandridge 09/19/1979, 621 Mica St., Martinsville, VA. On November 10, 2009 at approximately 2:30 a.m. a juvenile from Virginia turned himself in to detectives at the Eden Police Department. The juvenile was accompanied by a relative and was taken into custody without incident. The juvenile has been charged on a Juvenile Petition with First Degree Murder in the shooting death of Timothy Ronnel Seay. The juvenile is being held in the Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Greensboro. North Carolina General Statute 7B prohibits the release of additional information in criminal cases in which a juvenile is suspected of being the offender. On November 10, 2009 at approximately 11:30 p.m. detectives with the Eden Police arrested a second individual in the shooting death of a Virginia resident that occurred early Saturday morning. Detectives took Shavon Lamont Reid, 21 yearsold, into custody without incident at the Eden Police Department. Lamont Reid, 21, 3653 Daniels Creek Rd., Martinsville, VA was charged with First Degree Murder in the shooting death of Timothy Ronnel Seay.

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Anyone with any information concerning this incident is asked to contact Detective William East or Detective Sergeant Clint Simpson at the Eden Police Department at (336)623-9240 or (336)6239755. Anyone with information may also contact Rockingham County CrimeStoppers at (336)349-9683.

ICE HOUSE’S ABC PERMIT REVOKED

The North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission has revoked the ABC permit at Edens Icehouse of 634 Monroe St., Eden after local residents’ and law enforcement complaints about rising violent crime in the neighborhood surrounding the nightclub. The business is owned by Chandra Gail Alley. The revocation imposes an immediate termination of alcoholic beverage sales and comes after an investigation by state Alcohol Law Enforcement agents and the Eden Police Department found local residents concerned about their safety when the establishment is open. Three people were shot leaving the club last week, one of whom died. “The Eden Police Department is trying to be responsive and solve this problem permanently,” said Chief

Reece Pyrtle of the Eden Police Department. “The city has tried to work with the owner of this nightclub to solve these problems, but the issues continued to persist and had not been resolved.” "ALE is diligently working to be responsive to law enforcement and citizen complaints," ALE Special Agent Ron Gilliard said. “The violent activities occurring at this business are a detriment to the entire community and a strain on law enforcement resources.” Jon Williams, chairman of the North Carolina ABC Commission, said the commission is exercising its authority and the duty to work with law enforcement to protect the community in matters related to alcoholic beverages. “Police have responded to a fatal shooting, other instances of gunfire, fights and assaults at this establishment,” he said. ALE is a division of the N.C. Department of Crime Control and Public Safety. Its agents have authority to arrest and take investigatory action for any criminal offense. Their primary responsibility is the enforcement of the ABC laws and regulations and drug laws.

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• Leg and foot blood vessels can narrow and harden due to diabetes. Help fight poor circulation by keeping blood pressure and cholesterol under control. Something as simple as not crossing your legs can also improve blood flow. • Risk factors are highest for those with longer duration of the disease who use insulin and who smoke. Stop smoking and control glucose levels – an A1c blood test can give you on overview of your average glucose levels and, typically, every percentage point drop in test results can reduce the risk of microvasular complications by 40 percent. • Ask your healthcare provider for a thorough foot examination and to add it to your check-up routine for future visits.

• Diabetes can cause reduced sensation in the lower limbs making it hard to know if you have an injury. Check your feet daily and look between your toes for blisters, cuts and scratches. Use an unbreakable mirror for hard to see areas or ask someone to help you. • Changes that diabetes can cause in the skin of your feet include dryness and calluses which occur more often and build up faster. Do not use chemical agents to remove calluses and corns since they can further damage your skin. See a healthcare professional to remove loose pieces of skin off your feet. • Wear clean seamless socks and proper footwear. Medicare and many health care providers will reimburse a certain amount of money for shoes and custom inserts prescribed by a doctor. • Seek medical treatment if a leg or foot wound has not healed in 30 days or shows signs of infection such as increased pain, redness or swelling, foul wound odor or a change in color or amount of drainage from the wound. A leader in wound healing and disease management, Morehead Wound Healing Center is located at 618 S. Pierce Street, Eden. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (336) 627-0295.

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County Star Investing In Rockingham County’s Quality of Life Continued from page 19 seniors, continuing college students, and adult students are all eligible to apply. Scholarships will be paid in Fall, 2010. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of a combination of financial need; scholarship potential; activities and honors; and connection or involvement with North Carolina Cooperative Extension (4-H, Cooperative Extension Volunteers, etc). Completed applications are due by February 1, 2010. To request an application form or for any questions, please contact Brenda Sutton, Extension Agent, at 342-8230 or e-mail brenda_sutton@ncsu.edu

NEW EPA WEB SITE PROVIDES TOOLS TO CUT ENERGY COSTS AND GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS FROM HOMES Home owners, buyers and renters have a new resource for going green indoors and outdoors. EPA's new Green Homes Web site will help people make their homes greener with tips on reducing energy consumption, carbon footprints, waste generation and water usage, as well as improving indoor air quality. latest federal survey of American housing (2007) reported 128 million housing units across the U.S., accounting for nearly 54 percent of national energy use and nearly 31 percent of all U.S. carbon dioxide emissions, the most common greenhouse gas contributing to climate change. Many green building practices and technologies have yet to make a dent in the existing residential market, in part because it is hard for people to find clear, consolidated, readily accessible, and credible information. The Green Homes Web site addresses that need by providing guidance on approaches to greening each room of the home as well as the surrounding yard. Information also is available on building new homes and finding an energy efficient mortgage, which takes into account the savings derived from energy efficient homes to enable the applicant to qualify for better terms. Renters will find information to help them identify a green property before moving in and tips for working with their landlord to add green features to an existing property. Users can also find references, such as a list of common green home terms, and links to dozens of EPA Web sites with more specific information on a wide variety of green home topics. For more information: http://www.epa.gov/greenhomes Read Rockingham County Star for the County News at your fingertips!


NOVEMBER 20, 2009 EDEN’S OWN / COUNTY STAR, PAGE 21 ❦ YANKEE HOTS CAFÉ New owners have taken over the former Zanetti Italian Ice snack shop. They offer a wide variety of sandwiches, wraps, special hot dogs, salads, soups, sides and drinks. They will offer new items daily at reasonable prices. Yankee Hots Café is located at the corner of Monroe and Washington Streets. Call 214-6823 for more information.

APA GEAR 4 SPORTS This newest Olde Leaksville business is located next to Smooth and Silky on Washington Street. They sell Russell Athletics, including Spalding equipment. Reebok shoes, apparel and sporting equipment are also in stock. APA does team uniforms and other apparel. Former Wake Forest star Delaney Rudd is there to welcome you. Call 623-1079 for more information.

THE FRONT PORCH Join the many Eden individuals and businesses that are ordering holiday baskets from The Front Porch. They have food and gift items for your gift giving pleasure. Natural soup mixes, holiday wines, and beautiful women’s clothing are in stock now. Call Mel or Gloria at 627-9041.

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2009 EMPTY STOCKING Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office is collecting donated new toys for children age eleven or younger until December 16th. The Eden YMCA organizes a community project called “Empty Stocking Fund”. All toys collected will be taken to them for distribution to approved applicants. Contact: Major Abner Bullins 336.634.3232 / Sam Page, Sheriff

The holidays are slowly approaching so it is the time to begin thinking of that perfect gift. How about a gift certificate for a relaxing massage? Not only will the gift certificate benefit the receiver, but a portion of the purchase will benefit the Kim Shae Norris Memorial Scholarship Foundation. Kim was a lovely young girl who touched many lives in our community, please consider supporting her memorial. Contact the studio @336-552-5826 or visit the newly designed website www.edenmassage-yoga.com

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ROCKINGHAM LITERACY PROJECT The Rockingham County Literacy Project is accepting donations for their Stockings of Literacy tree. Honor or memorialize special friends or family members by sponsoring a stocking on the Christmas tree (in the window of the RCLP office, 705-A Washington Street). Your donations of $6 per stocking will allow the Literacy Project to purchase books, software, and other materials, needed to help adults learn how to read, or to improve their reading. Come by the RCLP office between now and December 23 to see your stockings on the tree. For more information, call Jean Light Kinyon at 627-0007, or visit www.rcliteracyproject.org

NEW BEGINNINGS TOO At New Beginnings Too, we would like to offer our customers a $10.00 gift certificate, with a $50.00 purchase. This promotion will begin Dec 1 and end Dec 30, 2009. You may use your certificate for yourself or give it as a gift. The certificate can be used from Jan 1, 2010 thru June 30, 2010. So shop for yourself and give the certificate to a friend. Remember every $50.00 spent entitles you to a $10.00 gift certificate. You also can purchase gift certificates for various amounts that can be redeemed at anytime. New Beginnings Too is a project of Help Inc. Have a wonderful and safe Holiday Season. 653 Washington St Eden, NC 336-627-5003 Hours: Mon-Sat 10-5:00

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BUS STOP You are driving along in your car on a wild, stormy night. You pass by a bus stop, and you see three people waiting for the bus: 1. An old lady who looks as if she is about to die. 2. An old friend who once saved your life. 3. The perfect man (or) woman you have been dreaming about. Which one would you choose to offer a ride to, knowing that there could only be one passenger in your car. Think before you continue reading. This is a moral/ethical dilemma that was once actually used as part of a job application. You could pick up the old lady, because she is going to die, and thus you should save her first; or you could take the old friend because he once saved your life, and this would be the perfect chance to pay him back.. However, you may never be able to find your perfect dream lover again. The candidate who was hired (out of 200 applicants) had no trouble coming up with his answer. He simply answered: "I would give the car keys to my old friend, and let him take the lady to the hospital. I would stay behind and wait for the bus with the woman of my dreams." Never forget to "Think Outside of the Box."

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Three lawyers and three engineers are traveling by train to a conference. At the station, the three lawyers each buy tickets and watch as the three engineers buy only a single ticket. "How are three people going to travel on only one ticket?" asked one of the lawyers. "Watch and you'll see," answers one of the engineers. They all board the train. The lawyers take their respective seats but all three engineers cram into a restroom and close the door behind them. Shortly after the train has departed, the conductor comes around collecting tickets. He knocks on the restroom door and says, "Ticket, please." The door opens just a crack and a single arm emerges with a ticket in hand. The conductor takes it and moves on. The lawyers saw this and agreed it was quite a clever idea. So after the conference, the lawyers decide to copy the engineers on the return trip and save some money. When they get to the station, they buy a single ticket for the return trip. To their astonishment, the engineers don't buy a ticket at all. "How are you going to travel without a ticket," asks one perplexed lawyer. "Watch and you'll see," says one of the engineers. When they board the train the three lawyers cram into a restroom and the three engineers cram into another one nearby. The train departs. Shortly afterward, one of the engineers leaves his restroom and walks over to the restroom where the lawyers are hiding. He knocks on the door and says, "Ticket, please."

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A man walks into a bar with a dog. The bartender says, "You can't bring that dog in here." "You don't understand," says the man. "This is no regular dog, he can talk." "Listen, pal," says the bartender. "If that dog can talk, I'll give you a hundred bucks." The man puts the dog on a stool, and asks him, "What's on top of a house?" "Roof!" "Right. And what's on the

outside of a tree?" "Bark!" "And who's the greatest baseball player of all time?" "Ruth!" "I guess you've heard enough," says the man. "I'll take the hundred in twenties." The bartender is furious. "Listen, pal," he says, "get out of here before I belt you." As soon as they're on the street, the dog turns to the man and says, "Do you think I should have said 'DiMaggio'?

After being arrested for robbery, Quinn hired the best lawyer in town. “Look,” the crook said, “I’ve got nearly a million in cash in my bank box. Can you get me off?” The lawyer said, “Believe me, pal, you will never go to prison with that kind of money.” And sure enough, he did not. He went to prison flat broke.

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The dinner guests were sitting around the table discussing life. One man, a CEO, decided to explain the problem with education. He argued, 'What's a kid going to learn from someone who decided his best option in life was to become a teacher?' He reminded the other dinner guests what they say about teachers: 'Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach.' To emphasize his point he said to another guest; 'You're a teacher, Bonnie. Be honest. What do you make?' Bonnie, who had a reputation for honesty and frankness replied, “You want to know what I make? (She paused for a second, then began...) 'Well, I make kids work harder than they ever thought they could. I make a C+ feel like the Congressional Medal of Honor. I make kids sit through 40 minutes of class time when their parents can't make them sit for 5 without an I Pod, Game Cube or movie rental.” "You want to know what I make." She paused again and looked at each and every person at the table. ''I make kids wonder. I make them question. I make them apologize and mean it. I make them have respect and take responsibility for their actions. I teach them to write and then I make them write.. Keyboarding isn't everything. I make them read, read, read.” Continuing she added, “I make them show all their work in math. They use their God-given brain, not the man-made calculator. I make my students from other countries learn everything they need to know in English while preserving their unique cultural identity. I make my classroom a place where all my students feel safe. I make my students stand, placing their hand over their heart to say the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, One Nation Under God, because we live in the United States of America .” Still in thought, “I make them understand that if they use the gifts they were given, work hard, and follow their hearts, they can succeed in life,” (Bonnie paused one last time, then continued.) 'Then, when people try to judge me by what I make, with me knowing money isn't everything, I can hold my head up high and pay no attention because they are ignorant... You want to know what I make? I MAKE A DIFFERENCE. What do you make Mr. CEO?' His jaw dropped, he went silent.

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From The Desks Of CITY HALL CITY WRAPS UP SPECIAL ORDER OF CONSENT PROJECT

The City of Eden has recently completed a major sanitary sewer improvements project that will allow the Special Order by Consent (SOC) with the Environmental Management Committee to be terminated. The purpose of this SOC was to deal with the number and magnitude of repetitive sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) events at the Meadow Greens, Covenant Branch and Dan River Pump Stations. The requested SOC allowed the City of Eden much needed time and regulatory relief in dealing with unavoidable SSOs at these pump stations and ultimately provide both the city and the Division of Water Quality (DWQ) with a means to eliminate the SSOs and achieve the Zero Tolerance Policy within these three subsystems. The improvements involved a parallel, multi-tasked approach emphasizing inflow and infiltration reduction in the collection systems and improved performance, reliability and redundancy at the pump stations. The outline below summarizes the process. I. Continuation of rainfall and flow monitoring – 2004 through 2008 • Established baseline flows (dry and wet weather flows) within Meadow Greens, Covenant and Dan River wastewater collection subsystems. • Determined severity of inflow and infiltration rates adjacent to the outfalls and collectors which parallel streams, ditches, etc. Flow monitors were moved to isolate problem spots. • Confirmed the inflow and infiltration reduction after sanitary sewer improvements were completed. • Confirmed the needed pump station capacity after sanitary sewer improvements and service repairs were completed. II. Replacement of Faulty/Aged Air Release and Vacuum Valves – 2004 through 2005 • To ensure current pumping capacities are not reduced by entrapped air at the high spots and the section of the force mains at the high spots are not subjected to hydrogen sulfide attack. • To ensure the section of the force mains at the high spots are not subjected to hydrogen sulfide attack. • To provide proper capacity for exhausting air at the maximum pipe fill rate and admitting air into the force main when draining the line and for line break protection. III. Conduct Another Series of Drawdown Tests – 2005 and 2007 • To verify if any appreciable gain was made in pump discharge rates by removal of entrapped air. • To verify if excessive head loss is present in force mains, which may require force main cleaning (or to complete the benefit/needs analysis of force main cleaning). IV. Sanitary Sewer Linework Improvements (Design-Bid-Award-Construct) – 2005 through 2007 • Replaced and rehabbed approximately 25,000 linear feet of problematic gravity sanitary sewer mains. These defected sewers parallel streams, drainage ditches, etc., and are major sources of the inflow and infiltration. • Upsized approximately 2,890 linear feet of gravity sewer mains that are presently at capacity and also have structural defects and leaks. • Elevated manholes adjacent to tributaries that are subject to flooding and submergence. • Replaced several small sections of deteriorated sewer including the replacement and relocation of the upper section of sewer on Mebane Street (Phase 2 involved the “lower” section on Mebane Street). • Relocated and replaced the sewer crossing of Fairway 1 and Fairway 9 of the Meadow Greens Golf Club (existing sewer was routed through a large storm drain). • Relocated a small portion of the Long Street outfall. • Replaced vented manhole lids with solid covers in multiple street locations that were exposed to medium to heavy runoff. • Replacement and rehabilitation reduced the peak flows to rates that are more reasonable to pump. V. Completion of Previously Identified Collection/Service Defects – 2004 through 2005 • Completed repair of service defects within public right of way. • Re-issued letters to property owners where defects were found on private property requesting immediate repair. Failure to comply resulted in city hiring a plumber to correct deficiencies and billing property owner. VI. Pump Station Improvements (Design-Bid-Award-Construct) – 2008 through 2009 • Expanded pump station capacities to convey the peak flow. • Resolved operational and performance deficiencies at Meadow Greens, Dan River and Covenant pump stations. • Improved pump station reliability and performance. The project was a success and resulted in many benefits to our water and sewer infrastructure including the following: • Reduced inflow and infiltration (I) – An estimated 2.85 million gallons was eliminated from entering into the system. • Reduced SSOs. • Secured sanitary sewer easements of approximately 125 affected parcels or properties. Prior to construction, the city did not possess recorded easements. The description of such an easement is prescriptive in nature and is not ideal for long term operation and maintenance. • Removed several sewer conflicts with improved and or habitable structures. • Bolstered water pressure and fire flow along Mebane Street with the 6-inch water main extension. • Procured flow monitoring equipment that will be critical in identifying locations and extent of inflow and infiltration in other subsystems. • Increase in flow capacity at Meadow Greens and Covenant Branch Pump Station to match peak wet weather flow The success of this project is a result of teamwork and partnering of the city, its citizens, North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, contractors and WK Dickson, the engineer responsible in charge of the project. The project would not have been a success without the cooperation, support and patience from the citizens. A thank you goes out to the following project team: Mayor and Elected Council, City Administration, Environmental Services, Engineering, Planning/Inspections, Finance, North Carolina Rural Center, NCDENR DWQ AND EMC, WK Dickson, Medlin Law Office, Billings and Garret, Inc., Ralph Hodge Construction Company, James E. Harris Construction Company and Gilbert Engineering Company. In conclusion, the city has made a significant stride in the condition and performance of its sanitary sewer system. Continued improvements to rehabilitate and renew our system in a prioritized and proactive manner are recommended to mitigate another SOC. Stay tuned as we continue to renew and enhance our sewer infrastructure so we can sustain a high, dependable level of service to our citizens and customers.

LThe OOSE LEAF COLLECTION City of Eden’s Leaf collection schedule is a s follows excepting parts of the Central Area (Stadium Dr. towards Kings Highway), Highland Drive and Dameron Street. These areas are targeted for collection on Wednesdays. Garbage... Leaves... Monday Collections Picked up on Tuesday Tuesday Collections Picked up on Monday Wednesday Collections Will remain the same (except as noted) Thursday Collections Picked up on Friday Friday Collections Picked up on Thursday Those who live in the newly annexed areas will receive their Trash pickup and leaf collection on the same day - Friday. Residents ARE NOT required to bag leaves and yard waste. Leaves should be at curbside by 7:00 am on your collection day. Leaves for collection should not be placed in the traveled portion of the roadway where traffic would be impeded. Place leaves at a location away from any objects such as parked cars, low hanging tree limbs, catch basins, or drainpipes. It is important that leaves are not placed in actual ditchlines due to potential flooding caused by such a practice. Sticks, rock, brick, or any foreign type objects should be kept out of the leaves for pick up as these type objects delay the collection process and can cause severe damage to the collection equipment. Residents are encouraged to retain leaves on their property and compost where possible by implementing a “backyard composting project.” Residents wanting leaves for gardening purposes should contact the City of Eden’s Street Division for information on signing up for deliver of leaves by the truck load. For additional information regarding leaf collection services, contact Darren Gatewood, Supt. Street Division at 627-7783 or the Department of Environmental Services at City Hall 623-2110 ext. 4.

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NOTES FROM FORREST BRAY Forrest Bray spends his limited time attending all the meetings he can get to in the county, he takes notes, sometimes with editorials as to what he hears at these meetings. We thank him for his time and occasional wit concerning these meetings and wish we could all attend more of them ourselves. Content is strictly editorial.

WESTERN ROCKINGHAM COUNTY LIBRARY BUILDING COMMITTEE Michael J. Aviña Financial Advisor 621 Monroe St., Eden, NC Business 336-627-1127 800-366-7016

Kathy W. Hale, AAMS® Financial Advisor 302-B N. Pierce St., Eden, NC Business 336-627-7737

“Benefit” Projects In Rockingham County TOY RUN Cars and Cycles are Welcome! DRIFTERS 1120 Hwy. 770, Eden November 29, 2009 Regristration 12:00 p.m., Ride at 1:00 p.m. 50/50 Drawings and Fun! Bring a toy donation now! $10 enterance or toy of equal value per person. Contact Hank Turner at 336635-2300. Toys go to students in need at Eden Schools!

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY EXTENSION VOLUNTEER FALL FAIR

Extension Volunteeer Cookbooks for sale! On Saturday, November 21, from 9:00am to 2pm the Rockingham County Extension Fall Fair will be in full swing at the Rockingham County Agricultural Center, 525 NC 65 (Old Wentworth School) Reidsville. The event will feature localy made Holiday decorations, Knitted Items, Handmade Crafts, Christmas Gifts, Baked Goods

BENEFIT FOR VIRGINIA LYNN You are invited to An Evening of Faith, Hope and Love, in benefit for Virginia Lynn, former president of the Eden Minority Business Association. Virginia is fight breast cancer. The benefit will be held Saturday, November 21, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. in Eden City Hall, 308 E. Stadium Drive, Eden. Featuring the uplifting quartet group “Chozen” and a dynamic word of God spoken by Minister Terry Wilson, Associate Minister at Morning Star Baptist Church in Eden. This benefit is sponsored by the Eden Minority Business Association. All proceed collected go to Virginia Lynn. For additional information contact Elnora Dillard at 336-6136954.

November 2, 2009 The meeting was held at the Governmental Center. Bobby opened by pointing out that the financing would be difficult, and a bond was possible. Also the fact that unemployment was high and no industry coming in its going to be hard. Another possible way was let the county barrow the money and let Madison and Mayodan make payments. It was suggested to go ahead and do the site work so people could see something is happening and maybe this would encourage people to contribute. The library director Jay Stevens will be leaving December 7 (Pearl Harbor Day) to take a similar position in Florida. Knowing him as I do he will be missed and the very best to you Jay. To Larry Willard and John Pitzen who leave the board thank you for your service. Welcome to the two new members Doris Kallam and Allen Walton.

At the trustees meeting Tom Robinson presented a way to finance the library. Cost - $2,000,000.00 Two Towns Madison & Mayodan and County - $1,000,000.00 Golden Leaf - 5000,000.00 Library Raise - 5000,000.00 There is a library fund for this of $240,000.00 plus or minus.

COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING November 4, 2009 - 8:30 a.m. Number One - Central Permitting. This is a proposal to get a price on software to reduce time to get a building permit. The cost estimate is $250,000 and they are now seeking bids before any action is taken. This would let anyone seeking a permit could go on line and save time and gas as the current time is 18 days this could reduce it to 11 days. Number Two - Recycling. Jack Brinkly presented a program for making recycling easy throughout the county for twice a month. Containers would be provided and all recyclables can go in to the containers. This is going

Financial Focus Edward Jones WHAT SHOULD YOU AFTER A LAYOFF?

DO WITH

As you’re no doubt aware, the long and deep recession has resulted in the highest unemployment rate in decades. But if you’ve been laid off, or if you fear a layoff may soon be coming, you’re less interested in statistics than in your immediate financial future. How will you get by until you land a new job? This is a scary question, of course. And it can cause you to look at all your available financial resources — including your 401(k), which may well be the largest single financial resource you have. But before you cash out your 401(k), make sure you understand what’s involved. Your former employer is required to withhold 20% of your account balance to prepay federal taxes. Also, all your 401(k) proceeds will be taxed as ordinary income. And if you’re under age 5912 when you liquidate your 401(k), you may also be subject to a 10 percent penalty. And worst of all, the money may not be available to you when you retire. Obviously, if you have no other financial resources, you may have no choice but to tap into your 401(k) plan. However, if you can find an alternative way to tide yourself over until you’re working again, you may be better off in the long run by not cashing in your plan. If you decide against the “cashout” option, what can you do with your 401(k)? Here are two possibilities: * Keep the money in your former employer’s plan. If your former employer permits it, you may able to leave your money in your 401(k). You won’t have to pay any immediate taxes, and your money can continue to grow

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tax deferred. But you may no longer be able to add funds to your account. * Roll your money over to an IRA. If you roll over your 401(k) assets to an IRA, you’ll avoid paying immediate taxes, and your money can continue to grow tax deferred. Furthermore, you can fund your IRA with many types of investments, as opposed to a 401(k), which may offer only a handful of choices. And when you can afford it, you can make additional contributions to your IRA. Also, when you retire, you may find that an IRA gives you more flexibility in making withdrawals than a 401(k). While there are some clear benefits to keeping your 401(k) with your former employer or moving it to an IRA, neither choice helps you answer the question of how you’ll make it, financially speaking, until you’re working again. If you’ve built up a cash cushion in the preceding years, you can turn to it now, of course. And if you’ve created an investment portfolio outside your 401(k), take a close look at it. You can consider adjusting your

to cost but not as much as over taxing our landfill. This is now out to get prices to see what the cost may be. There will be a public input on this in November. Number Three - The Replacement Water Line. The replacement water line for the new courthouse and jail was told that Dan river water did not have the money to participate in the cost which is around $300,000. This could now become the responsibly of county tax payers. Number Four - More Roads. More roads are planned for getting in and out of the courthouse and jail. This was discussed in the early planning but no one heard the cry now take a look at the traffic. Number Five - EMS. Well Moseley is going to do the EMS in Mayodan with free rein on the cost I guess. There was no building committee for this project. Maybe there is a tendency to eliminate committees or not let the press in. There is a open meeting law that some should read.

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investment mix to add more income-producing investments, if appropriate. Keep in mind that your portfolio should reflect your risk tolerance, long-term goals and time horizon. A layoff is never easy — and it can force you to make some tough choices. But if you can help protect your 401(k) today, you’ll be helping yourself tomorrow.

BEST AUDITORIUM SEEKS SEAT REPLACEMENT The R. Duane Best Auditorium at Morehead High School celebrating its 50th anniversary and holding its new Seat Replacement Project through the Fall of 2011. The seats are in poor condition but have offered comfort to thousands during such entertainment as band, choir, and jazz concerts, dance recitals, school programs, non-profit benefits, student classes, assemblies and theatre, as well as visiting orchestras, gospel singers, dignitary speeches, community concert series and much more. To replace the seats the Best Fund, which offers music scholarships, and has in the past provided for the refurbished Steinway Piano as well as contributed $10,000 toward the sound system, is now asking for assistance from the community. The goal is to provide all new seats for the Celebration of the 50th Anniversary Choral Reunion Performance in the Fall of 2011. The Best Scholarship and Auditorium Fund invites all Morehead High Students, present and past, to participated in the Choral Reunion Performance honoring the auditorium and to donate a seat in honor or memory of a loved one, or as a tribute to someone or some group special to your hearts. Seats cost $1509 each. Gold Sponsors donate 6-8 seats, Silver Sponsors donate 4-5 seats, bronze sponsors donate 1-3 seats. This is a 501(c)3 donation and is tax deductible to the full extend allowed by law. Participation does not imply a donated seat is a “reserved seat” for the honoree or donor. Name of donors and honorees will be displayed on wall hangings in the auditorium. For additional information call Gloria Best, coordinator at 336623-2932 or email her at : besteden@triad.rr.com.

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RECREATION DEPARTMENT’S NEWS EDEN PARKS & RECREATION SENIOR SCOOP OF EDEN SENIOR CENTER ACTIVITIES Come get involved in activities at the Senior Center. Activities include: Rook, Friends Club, Knit & Crochet Classes, Paint Classes, s, Craft Classes, Walking & Exercise Group, Line Dance Lessons, Bible Study, Quilt Workshops, Sit & Sew. Call 6274711 for details. • New! One Stroke Paint Classes – 4 weeks for $25 begins Nov. 19th 9:00-12:00pm Wk #1 – Learn to paint poinsettias 3 styles Wk#2 – Learn to paint magnolias 3 styles Wk#3 – Whimsical week / paint snowmen Wk#4 – Paint a Christmas picture Call the center for a supply list. • Legal Aide– November 13th • Bingo Bashheld at the Senior Center 627-4711. Everyone is welcome!! November 16th at 9am • Computer classes are offered free to seniors 65 years & older. Under 65 must pay fees. Seniors are welcome to come use our computers during times we do not have classes. • Craft Fair, Yard Sale and Bake Sale–Sat. Nov. 7th 9am-1pm at Bridge Street Rec. • Friends Club will be holding

their annual fried apple & sweet potato pie sale. Pre-orders can be placed by calling 627-4711. Proceeds help provide Christmas for needy children. • Senior Danceat the CB Hut featuringThe City Limits Band– Monday, November 30th from 710. Come at 6:00 for line dance lessons. $5 per person. Corn Hole Tournament The Eden Parks & Rec, Dept. will be holding its first ever corn hole tournament at the Mill Ave. Rec. Center on Saturday Dec. 5 starting at 2:00 p.m. Entry fee will be $20.00 per team . You must find your own partner to enter the tournament. For more information, Call Jeff “Moe” Moore at 336-589-5337 MADISON MAYODAN RECREATION The Mad/May Rec. Dept. is now holding registration for Basketball which will continue through Friday, November 27th or until the league is full. Age divisions are as follows: PeeWee Coed Ages 5-6 PeeWee Boys Ages 7-8 PeeWee Girls Ages 7-10 Youth Girls Ages 10-14 Mite Ages 9-10 Little League Ages 11-12 Junior Boys Ages 13-14 Seniors Ages 15 -19 Players must have turned 5 by Septmber 16, 2009 and cannot

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turn 20 before September 15, 2009. All players must also be currently enrolled in school to participate. The cost for registation is $15 for residents of Mad/May and $20 for non-residents. Non-residents mus also purchase a User Fee Card ($35 Individual or $50 Family) Game shirts will need to be purchased by participants for $12. Volunteers are needed as coaches and assistant coaches. For more info call 336-548-2789 or 336548-9572.

THE SENIOR SCOOP… EDEN - Come with the Eden Senior Center group to see the lights at Tanglewood on Tuesday, Dec. 1st. We will take a chartered bus to Tanglewood and to K & W to eat. Cost will be $23.00 per person. (cost does not include dinner) call 627-4711 to sign up by Nov. 24th. Get involved in activities at the Senior Center. Activities include: • Rook, Friends Club, Knit & Crochet Classes, Paint Classes, Craft Classes, Walking & Exercise Group, Line Dance Lessons, Bible Study, Quilt Workshops, Sit & Sew. Call 6274711 for details. • Legal Aide – December 10th • Bingo Bash held at the Senior Center 627-4711. Everyone is welcome!! Dec. 21st at 9 am • Bingo at the Bridge Street Center on Dece. 22 at 1pm • Computer classes are offered free to seniors 65 years & older. Under 65 must pay fees. Seniors are welcome to come use our computers during times we do not have classes. • Senior Dance at the CB Hut featuring The City Limits Band – Monday, November 30th from 710. Come at 6:00 for line dance lessons. $5 per person.

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Computer Classes Register today for Basic Computer Classes and Internet Classes at Madison - Mayodan Recreation Department. Classes are co-sponsored by Rockingham Community College with Liz Wilkins as the instructor. Classes will be offered as follows : Basic Computer I Class : Mondays from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - January 25 - March 15, 2010 Internet Class : Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. January 26 - March 16, 2010 The cost is $65.00 and if you are 65 & older, classes are FREE! To register and for more information, call the Madison - Mayodan Recreation Department at 336548-9572. Zumbatomic Program You’ve heard of ZUMBA, one of the fastest growing fitness programs for adults right? Well now there is also a fun fitness program just for kids - ZUMBATOMIC! It’s a fusion of the Zumba Program’s moves and workouts designed to allow kids to max out on fun and fitness all at the same time. This program is safe and effective as well as a healthy way for children to get active. The Madison - Mayodan Recreation Department is now opening registration for this fun new program. Classes will be taught by Zumba Instructor Britta Younts on Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. beginning November 14th. The recommended ages for Zumbatomic are 3 - 12. The cost of this program is $3.00 per class. Openings for a maximum of 15 kids are available. so sign up today! To pre-register and for more information, contact the MAdison - Mayodan Recreation Department at 336-548-2789.

Holiday Classes Christmas is almost here! So to help you get into the Christmas Spirit, the Madison - Mayodan Recreation Department will be offering some special holiday classes. Join us Saturday, December 5, 2009 for the following: Bow Making Class : 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. 12:00 noon. Both classes are the same. Cost is $7.00 for ages 65+ / $10.00 for ages 64 & under. Fees include all materials & instruction to make bows. IF you would like to make additional bows, you will be responsible for the materials. Space is limited to 12 participants & pre registration is required! Holiday Card Making Class : 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Cost is $5.00 Fees include all supplies to make 3 cards per participant. Space is limited to 12 participants & pre-

registration is required. For more information, please contact the Madison Mayodan Recreation Department at 336-548-2789. Winter Blitz Day Camp Do you find it hard to get your last minute Christmas shopping with your kids by you side? Then we have the solution! The Madison - Mayodan Recreation Department is now holding registration for Winter Blitz Day Camp! This three day camp will be held December 21st - 23rd from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Winter Blitz is an indoor camp for children in Kindergarten through 6th grade. Activities offered at the camp will include games, crafts, Wii play, gym time and more! The cost for camp is as follows : Madison Mayodan Taxpayer : $45.00 for first child. $40 for each additional child. Non-Residents : $60.00 for first child. $55.00 for each additional child. Before/After Camp Care is also offered 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. The daily rate for before/after care is $5.00 per child for any or all care hours. Camp Care only has to be purchased if child is brought before 8:00 a.m. or picked up later than 3:30 p.m. For questions or more information, please call the Madison Mayodan Recreation Department at 336-548-2789. New! More Zumba Classes! Come and try out the new exercise craze everyone is talking about - ZUMBA! Zumba combines Latin and international music in dance routines featuring aerobic and fitness interval training done to a combination of fast and slow rhythms. The Madison Mayodan Recreation Department is excited to add MORE Zumba classes during the week to serve participants! The new class schedule is as follows : Monday evenings, 7:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m., Instructor is Lauren Motsinger. Tuesday evenings, 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m., Instructor is Britta Younts Thursday Evenings, 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m., Instructor is Britta Younts. Friday evenings, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Instructor is Lauren Motsinger. Saturday mornings, 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m., Instructor is Lauren Motsinger In addition to the new classes, there are also new payment options as well. Participants may still choose to pay $3.00 per class or if they choose to pay by the month, prices are as follows : Package #1 - Tuesday & Thursday Classes plus FREE use of the Fitness Room, is $24.00 per month. Package #2 - Monday, Friday & Saturday Classes plus FREE use of the Fitness Room, is $32.00 per month. Package #3 - ALL Zumba Classes plus FREE use of the Fitness Room, is $56.00 per month. For questions or more information, please contact Lauren Motsinger or Britta Younts at the Madison - Mayodan Recreation Department at 336-548-2789 or 336-548-9572.


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EDEN PARKS & REC PEE WEE LEAGUE - DOUBLE F HURRICANES Kneeling L to R - Rashard Jumper, Fonzi Falcon, Tavon Gibbs, Jeremiah Bridges, Joshua Hallman, Tyren Willis and Tyleik Scales. Second Row L to R - Matthew Harper, Chaundre Bratcher, Duron King, Brad Bonds, Nathaniel Lowe, Mason Broadnax, Shemar Watkins and Raushan Clark. Back Row L to R - Coach Shawn Lowe, Coach Marty Broadnax and Coach Brad Bonds. Not pictured - Isaac Falcon, Josh Stanley, Monte Mitchell, Zack Meade and Coach Torey Scales.

EDEN PARKS & REC MIDGET LEAGUE PIEDMONT JOINT REPLACEMENT VIKINGS Kneeling L to R - Noah Dowdy, Jordan Lane, William Dowdy, Jerome Brooks, Khali Williamson, Quan Walker, Josh Anderson, Nigel Hampton and Voyd Gunter. Standing L to R - DeCar Dillard, Jevon Johnson, Darius Broadnax, Benjamin Langley, Daniel Bates, Malik Dillard, Shaquan Lowe, Jhriek Lowe, Malik McFarland, Mike Jones and Coach Andre Hampton. At rear - Coach Tony Hairston, Coach Vincent Sims and Coach Jonathan Blackwell. Not pictured - Coach Derrick Lane, Eli Williamson, Hunter Bluth and Anthony Harvey.

FINE ARTS FESTIVAL The Fine Arts Festival Association (FAFA) was organized in 1946 and strives to educate, promote, and strengthen the arts community in music, literature, and two - and three - dimensional art. For the past 65 years FAFA has organized and sponsored a yearly Fine Arts Festival which exhibits and awards prizes for the art work of county residents. The festival is open to all Rockingham County residents age sixteen years and older. An average of 400 pieces enter yearly. The 2010 Festival will receive entries in June, and the Awards Ceremony will be held Saturday, July 11, at 12:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Advanced Technologies Building at Rockingham Community College. Following the ceremony, the show will open in RCC’s Witcomb Center and will remain open through Sunday, July 18. Monetary awards of $100, $50, and $25 will be presented to the first, second, and third place winners respectively of sixteen categories. The coveted, Best of Show, a $500 award, will be chosen from the first place winners. Judges of the festival are professional in related fields and non-residents of Rockingham County. The categories are as follows : Acrylic, Computer Art, Drawing/Printmaking/Pastel, Fiber, Mixed Media (2 Dimensional), Music, Photography (Black & White), Photography (Color), Poetry, Pottery (Functional), Pottery (NonFunctional), Pottery (Raku), Prose, Sculpture, Watercolor, Woodworking. Special Awards may be presented by individuals, organizations, and/or businesses as monetary awards where amounts vary. FAFA has other Activities also, such as the FAFA sponsors a fund-raising wine and food event in February which includes a silent auction of donated art work. In the past, FAFA has also coordinated an Emerging Artist show or the county’s middle and high school as well as provided grants to the county’s art teachers for classroom use. All donations appreciated. Please send to : Fine Arts Festival Association of Rockingham County, P.O. Box 1741, Reidsville, N.C. 27320

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CHRISTMAS EVENTS FOR KIDS EDEN... LEAKSVILLE’S NIGHTTIME CHRISTMAS PARADE Friday, November 27th 6:00PM Line up for this spectacular event is from 5pm-5:30pm, the parade starts promptly at 6pm. The line up will be up Hwy. 87, turn onto Washington Street, right on Bridge Street, left on Kings Hwy, and wind down at the Kingsway Plaza. This years Grand Marshall position will be honoring..... Last years event had over 200 group entries, totalling over 2500 people celebratin the season in the parade. There will be professional floats, bands, dance teams, and so much more. Don’t miss this!

DRAPER CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING December 1st - 6pm Pocket Park, Corner of Fieldcrest & Stadium, Eden. Music and Santa, Hot chocolate and cookies. Sam Smith to light tree!

43RD ANNUAL DRAPER CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARADE December 5 at 11am Lining up on Meadow Road beginning at 9:30. Parade begins at 11am sharp. Meadow/Main Street, Fieldcrest Road, Stadium Drive, Eden Grand Marshall - Kenny Harder, Retired Firefighter Church Groups, bands, horses,

cars, professional & homemade floats, fire trucks and SANTA! Call Draper Volunteer Fire Department at 336-635-2233 or email draperparade@yahoo.com - No entry fee.

CANDLELIGHT DOWNTOWN — PHOTOS WITH SANTA! On Tuesday, December 15th, from 6:00pm-8:00pm Eden will celebrate the Annual Candlelight Downtown in the Olde Leaksville Shopping District. A vintage sleigh will be in the Washington Street Park. You can have your photo taken with Santa for $6.00 for a 5” x 7” folder courtesy of Tom Barbour of Barbour Studio and Gallery. Make plans now to attend this fun event! For more information, visit www.exploreedennc.com or the Exploreedennc Facebook page.

REIDSVILLE... DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE & CUSTOMER APPRECIATION Saturday and Sunday, November 20 & 21 - 10am 9pm Downtown Reidsville Shops open for your holiday shopping pleasures

DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING Friday, November 20th 7:00pm At Mural Park in dowtown

Reidsville. Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus will be present. Complimentary Horse Carrage Rides given. Join the EZ Cruisers Car Club in bringing canned food or a child’s toy to Mural Park to help our local Outreach Center.

DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS CHRISTMAS PARADE Saturday, November 21st 6:30pm Begins at Penn Rose Mall, North up South Scales Street into Downtown Reidsville. Come celebrate Christmas with us!

MADISON/MAYODAN... MOONSHINE FESTIVAL (SHINEFEST) Sat., Nov. 21 - 10:00 - 5:30 & Sun., Nov.22 - 12:00 - 5:30 Downtown Madison Tour the only Legal Distillery in the state. Piedmont Distillery Free admission and parking Junior Johnson, genuine moonshine runnning cars and more. Music by Matt Stillwell and many more

THE MADISON CHRISTMAS STROLL Saturday, December 5, from 10AM until 4PM. Experience the sights and sounds of Christmas...the smells of hot chocolate and cider. Santa is available for pictures, and the kids can share their Christmas wish list. Businesses are eager to welcome you into their shops for this special event. You can also take a ride on a horse-drawn

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Christmas Tree Lighting. Bring your lawn chairs and warm blankets to the Rotary Stage in the Fidelity Bank parking lot. Come spend the afternoon with your community celebrating our kickoff to the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! It's a tradition that we all love.

STONEVILLE... CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING.

Saturday, November 28, beginning at 4:00 pm Stoneville will celebrate it's 3rd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting with a Christmas musical performed by the SonBurst Choir from Stoneville's First Baptist Church. Following the musical, there will be entertainment from a handbell Choir, a cheerleading troop, and choirs. Hot chocolate and Christmas cookies will be served by Stoneville's Girl Scouts and Santa Claus will arrive via a very special mode of transportation. When he arrives, Santa will help us with the countdown to our

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