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TWO FILE FOR COUNTY SHERIFF BRYAN WALLACE WENTWORTH - Bryan Wallace retired deputy sheriff and current investigator for the Rockingham County District Attorney’s Office, filed as a candidate for the Office of Sheriff of Wallace Rockingham County on February 8, 2010. Wallace a resident of the Stoneville area has served as a law enforcement officer for over 32 years and continues to serve as a reserve detective with the City of Reidsville Police Department. He also served the community as a volunteer fire fighter and safety officer for the Shiloh Fire Department for over 20 years. Wallace, a conservative Democrat is known as a dedicated, professional who is well trained and experienced to handle the office of Sheriff and to move the office into the future. Wallace has proven his ability to get the job done and done well without the need for excessive spending. In 1992 Wallace took control of the Crime Scene Unit of the Sheriff’s Office. Within a short period of time he developed the Unit into one of the most advanced Unit in the State of North Carolina and Southern Virginia. Without a budget Wallace used whatever funds available to purchase supplies, most of the equipment purchased by Wallace himself from his salary as an instructor. His expertises often lead to requests for

SHERIFF SAM PAGE WENTWORTH - Rockingham County Sheriff Sam Page filed for a re-election bid today. The affable Page told on-lookers, “I will continue working hard to keep Rockingham County resiPage dents safe and practice the fiscal responsibility people have come to expect from me and my team.” Well liked and respected across the county, Sheriff Page represents the experience and leadership style critical to running a first-rate Sheriff’s Office. His first priority will remain safety, in the schools and community as a whole. “I know that safety impacts the choices employers make when locating a business, and jobs are critical to Rockingham County now and always,” said Page. Page promises to expand existing in-school safety and crime prevention programs as well as training for the three existing school resource officers. “Safe schools are number one for me; if kids feel safe, they can learn and if teachers feel safe, they can teach to the best of their ability,” said Page. The Sheriff’s Office sponsors G.R.E.A.T., the anti-gang awareness program and "Eddie Eagle", the N.R.A. sponsored gun safety awareness program. In addition, the Sheriff’s annual promotional calendar raises money for schools to support Junior R.O.T.C and athletics. Community policing and crime prevention programs such as Community Watch, Church Watch, and Crime PAGE - Continued on Page 9

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The City of Eden Press Appreciation Luncheon was held at Whistle Jacket Grille on February 11,2010 with members of the pressnwere present from print to television media. Michael Dougherty,City of Eden Business and Industry, discussed the recent increase in industrial interest in the area and the growth of some other business in the area. He noted that Wendy’s is getting a face lift as well as McDonalds soon to begin work on their new building. He and Cindy Adams, Director of Tourism in Eden, thanked the various media outlets for their help with the events

such as Riverfest and the Business Expo’s and noted that the Main Street Program recently won the award for their publicity of the events over 61 other Main Street Communities in the program. Dougherty also noted that the work on the new roundabout located near the EdenLibrary will begin in May and help ease the traffic areas near the new WalMart. In addition work on the new sidewalks on King’s Highway should begin in March. Jean Ann Wood, President of the Eden Chamber of Commerce thanked all the media present for working together to better the community.

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CHARLIE POOLE’S GRAMMY WIN Charlie Poole‚s reputation as a major trend setter in the early days of country music just got another boost with Loudon Wainwright’s Grammy win for Best Traditional Folk Album, High Wide & Handsome: the Charlie Poole Project. Wainwright was born in Chapel Hill, NC, and has had a wildly varied career that includes the TV show “Mash”, British comedy, some Hollywood, but most of all, his own brand of folk, rock, and blues music. For the album he traveled to Charlie Poole’s “haunts and stomping grounds,” as he said, in Spray, NC. He was intrigued by Charlie’s crazy antics, colorful life, and most of all, the songs he made his own with his unique talent. Charlie Poole’s home town of Spray is now part of Eden, NC, where the fifteenth annual Charlie Poole Music Festival will be held June 11-13th. It offers a weekend of authentic old-time and bluegrass performance, and competition with $5000 worth of

prizes, at the Eden Fairgrounds, 13870 NC 87 N in Eden, North Carolina. There will be opportunity for a river adventure on Saturday morning featuring the first-ever Charlie Poole River Ramble, a scenic float on the Smith River from the Spray Cotton Mills, where Charlie Poole once worked. A “Little Ramblers” children’s area, sponsored by Sheetz, will be another new addition to the festival. Campers and RVs are welcome for the entire week preceding. Food and other vendors will be on-site for the festival. Schedules, ticket prices and camping information will be posted soon at www.charlie-poole.com. For further information call 336-6231043. This project receives support from the Rockingham County Arts Council and the NC Arts Council, an agency of the NC Department of Cultural Resources.

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❦ PAGE 4 EDEN’S OWN / COUNTY STAR, FEBRUARY 19, 2010 Letters to the Editor do not necessarily represent the opinions of the editor/publisher. Letters received are personal opinions from private citizens in the area and must be signed by writer. Submissions should be no more than 300 words, longer only by permission. We reserve the right to refuse a letter for any reason and to edit for grammar and taste. The writer should include their address and phone number for verification purposes only. Address: Eden’s Own Journal • 519 S Van Buren, Suite C • Eden, NC 27288 • or email: edens-own@embarqmail.com. • Fax to 336-627-9225.

Dear Editor, The "Will of the People - A Committee" met Thursday evening, January 28, at the Whitcomb Center, RCC. There was an impressive crowd present as Thomas Harrington, Chairman called the meeting to order. Reverend Aiken requested the group start by singing the Star Spangled Banner which was followed by a moving invocation by Reverend Aiken. Some weeks ago, the Chairman of the Rockingham County Board of Commissioners told Mr. Harrington that the board wanted to meet with the Will of the People. A special meeting was called for that purpose and by letter dated January 4, Mr Harrington invited all the commissioners to the meeting. Chairs had been specially located for them at the front of the meeting room. Some time during the morning of the day of the meeting, Mr. Harrington was notified that none of the commissioners would attend. Notice was received too late for the meeting to be cancelled or the members to be notified. The group had hoped to get answers to their questions which the commissioners had consistently refused to

give at commissioner meetings. There was much discussion and concern expressed about spending by the County commissioners and the cost of projects they are considering. Everybody present agreed that spending on any project that is not absolutely necessary should be postponed and that the commissioners and county manager must be fiscally responsible in their decisions regarding county expenses. Underlying the various concerns discussed was the fact that the elected officials of Rockingham County absolutely refused to meet or communicate in any way with this large group of citizens who have tried over and over to communicate with them and received no response. The "Will of the People - A Committee" is a non-partisan group that is growing leaps and bounds in numbers daily. If you are interested in the group, please call Thomas Harrington at 336.627.8436, Ron Janney at 336.623.8120, Eugene Fuqua at 336.342.1710, Guerrant Tredway at 336.573.2993, Bev Wilcox at 336.634.0308 or Jim and Dot Bush at 336.627.3408 Jim Bush, Eden

Dear Editor, I would like to thank the Madison Town Council for recently appointing me to the Madison Planning Board. I am also a member of the Rockingham County Planning Board. Our last county meeting was well attended because of the proposed kennel ordinance. If you have an opinion on this proposed ordinance [or any proposed ordinance], I would like to encourage you to contact the Rockingham County Commissioners and let them know how you feel about it. Elected and appointed officials are supposed to work for the people, but it is up to the citizens to attend meetings and keep up with what is going on in local and county government. I hope that future Planning Board meetings are as well attended. Charles Mann, Madison, NC Letter to Editor and Citizens, Get ready! The Eden Preservation Society will be having a huge TAG SALE April 16th-17th and we are asking that as you clean out your basements, garages and attics over the next couple of months, that you set aside saleable items to contribute to the sale! Exact location to be announced soon,, but we will start collecting donations about April 1st. There will be volunteers with trucks available to pick up large or heavy items. Call Vivian at 627-0816 to let her know so she can put you on the schedule for pick up, or if you would like more information about the sale. This is one of our major fundraisers of the year and is crucial to keep our many projects going, such as the Eden Historical Museum, the Gov. Morehead Park and the restoration of the Morehead Mill Wall. So, as you get ready to toss those collectibles, books, household items, antiques, jewelry, sporting goods, furniture, crafts and household items (no clothing, please), donate them to help preserve and protect the rich history of Eden! Sincerely, Julie Ganis, Secretary Eden Preservation Society www.edenpreservation.org

Dear Editor: The Rockingham County Board of Commissioners asked to meet with the Will of the People Committee. A special meeting was set for January 28 and a written invitation dated January 7 was mailed to the Commissioners giving notice of the meeting. Over 100 members of Will of the People came to the meeting specifically to question the Commissioners, but none of the Commissioners came. We were not told until the morning of the meeting that no Commissioners would attend too late to cancel the meeting. They, in fact, have done everything in their power to avoid any such meeting and any such communication. The Commissioners meet twice a month and, supposedly, citizens can make "comments" at the second meeting of each month which is held at 6:30PM. Commissioner Bass and his

To the Editor: The Rockingham County Board of Commissioners was recently invited to a meeting of the Will of the People Committee for a meeting to be held on Thursday, January 28th, 2010 at the Community College. The Commissioners had previously expressed openness to a meeting; however, the particular date was not agreed to in advance. When the invitation came, Thomas Harrington, Chairman of Will of the People, was contacted to express the Commissioners intention to attend the meeting as a group but to ask for another date because the 28th represented a conflict. This was approximately two weeks prior to the meeting. Mr. Harrington indicated that notices had already been sent to committee members and that it would not be appropriate to waste the expense of sending the notices by canceling that meeting. Mr. Harrington did continue to extend the invitation to one or two of the Commissioners if that were the only number who could attend. However, the Board’s view is that such meetings should be open to the public and that all Commissioners should have the opportunity to attend and emphasize that this particular date was a conflict and had not been agreed to in advance. The Commissioners are very sensitive to the desires of the citizens to have greater opportunities to speak with and hear from their elected representatives. These are stressful times, and citizens are rightfully concerned about what public services are

being provided and how public resources are being utilized. At regular County Commissioner meetings there is often a long list of items which must be attended to on behalf of the citizens and those who come to speak often feel “squeezed in” among a number of items. In order to address the concern for more opportunity for citizens to interact, the Commissioners have renewed efforts to have special town hall style meetings set aside for the purpose of hearing from and sharing with citizens. One such meeting has already been held concerning the proposed Equestrian Center effort. Additional meetings are being planned to rotate throughout the County. Everyday the County’s citizens struggle with growing hardships and the Commissioners as elected representatives of the people face difficult challenges in meeting the needs of the community in public safety, human services, education and in fostering economic opportunity and jobs in Rockingham County. All of the Commissioners know we need to pull together as a community in these hard times and encourage our citizens to come to our meetings and work with us as we listen to often divergent views and strive to do the best job we can for all the citizens of our county.

Board moved the public comment time to the last of the agenda from its usual place near the beginning of each meeting. Now, if you want to make a public comment you must first rush to get to the meeting to sign up before 6:30, sit through a long meeting and, at long last, you can make a comment restricted to 3 minutes. You cannot ask questions. If, as Mr. Bass contends, the Commissioners really "are very sensitive to the desires of the citizens to have greater opportunities to speak with and hear from their elected representatives", they certainly have a strange way of showing it. We do not believe for one minute that the "special town hall style meetings" referred to by Mr. Bass has any purpose other than to divert our people into totally meaningless meetings. We want to talk to and hear from the Commissioners on the way they are spending money, what they

are doing about one of the highest unemployment rates in the state, that they are aware that hundreds of our citizens suffer foreclosures each year and why they increase taxing and spending during one of the worst periods this county has ever suffered. We want to hear about county debt, the huge spending, why the Board will not allow the people to vote on the expenditures, why they can't answer a question without the help of the County Manager, and we want to hear it from the members of the Board themselves. Not a single one of the Commissioners has ever mentioned their failure to attend our meeting. Like the TV commercial for that cleaning service whose motto is: "Like it never even happened", it did happen and it is not going to be forgotten. Rather than firing off a long letter to every news outlet in the area, it might have been wiser for the Commissioners to apologize for their rudeness. Our experience with the Board convinces us that they have neither a desire nor an intention of meeting with and responding to the public. Very truly yours, Thomas S. Harrington, Chairman Will of the People 708 Washington St. Eden, NC 27288 336.623.8436

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County Star Investing In Rockingham County’s Quality of Life Continued from page 4 - Deputy Director of Pesticide Programs NCDA&CS • Feb. 24 - Rockingham Growing Fruit - Kathryn Holmes - Rockingham County Horticulture Agent • Mar. 3 - Rockingham Diseases and Insects identification and Management and Pesticide Safety - Patrick Jones - Deputy Director of Pesticide Programs NCDA&CS • Mar. 10 - Rockingham - Weed Identification and Pre and Post emergence Control - Kathryn Holmes - Rockingham County Horticulture Agent • Mar. 17 - Rockingham - Plant Propagation: How to make more plants! - Kathryn Holmes Rockingham County Horticulture Agent • Mar. 24 - Rockingham Landscaping - Trees, Shrubs, Vines, and Groundcovers Michael Hylton - Stokes County CED and Horticulture Agent All the classes will meet Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. The cost is $10 per class, pay at the door. Location is at the Rockingham County Agriculture Center, 525 Hwy. 65, Reidsville, N.C. 27320. Preregistration required 1 day before class, call 336-3428230.

From The Rockingham County Manager I have been working for some time to strengthen the organization of county operations to improve efficiency and effectiveness. To this end I am making the following changes. Effective February 1, 2010, Adam Lindsay, Performance and Budget Manager, will become Director of Administration. In addition to his current responsibilities with Budget and Performance Management. Central Services, and Purchasing, Adam will assume administrative responsibility for the Criminal Justice Day Reporting Program. Public Information Services and the new Animal Shelter. Effective February 1, 2010, Tom Wiggins, Planning Director, will become Director of Operations. In addition to his current responsibilities with Planning, Inspections and Code Enforcement. Tom will assume responsibility for the operations of Engineering and Environmental Services. Facilities, Water and Sewer Services, Landfill Maintenance and Cooperative Extension. This realignment of personnel and functions will better position our organization to more effectively and efficiently meet the leadership, operational and service needs we face now and in the near future. Thomas B. Robinson Rockingham County Manager 336-342-8101

COME WATCH THE 6TH ANNUAL SPELLIN’ BEE PLANNED We are making preparations for our 6th Annual Spellin’ Bee to be held Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at the Morehead High School Cafeteria. We need sponsors and teams! If you would like to enter a team for only $100 please fill out the form below and fax to our office at 623-8800 or mail to 678 S. Van Buren Road, Eden, NC 27288. If you would like to be a sponsor for $250 and receive publicity and a team entry please complete the next page as well as the team information and fax or mail to us by March 1. Thank you in advance for helping provide scholarships for those Morehead High School students who are continuing their education at Rockingham Community College. HERE’S HOW IT WORKS: Tables will be set up for the event with four team members per table. Your team should decorate themselves for the event. Please wear T-shirts, hats, etc. representing your company and team. You may bring cheerlead-

A MESSAGE FROM COOPERATIVE EXTENSION Cold winter days have given us opportunities to enjoy all those beautiful seed catalogs that fill our mailboxes! This is the season to plan for a 2010 community garden. A garden provides both access to fresh produce and a way to stretch your food dollars. Not only are community gardens a good way to get more fruits and vegetables into our diets, they also allow us to explore nutrition “from garden to fork,” be active outdoors and

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Call 336-623-1114 for more information www.growingoaks.org

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DIVORCE Care® Someone You Know Is Hurting Tell him or her about Divorce Care, a special weekly seminar and support group for people who are separated or divorced.

Call today for more information: 623-1114 Sponsored by Growing Oaks Community Church


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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

CHRONIC DISEASE MANGT. classes are now held at Morehead Hospital diabetes Education Classroom Please call 627-0409, 8 am-5pm to register for these classes. Physician referral required • CARDIAC REHAB & MAINT. • DIABETES MANAGEMENT • PULMONARY REHAB PRGM.

SUPPORT GROUPS HIV/AIDS Meetings Held Monthly. For info call 800-924-3193 Teresa Hart ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Wed. - 8pm - Morehead Hosp. Dining Rm Tue & Fri - 8-9pm Rock of Eden Spray Methodist AL-ANON - Fri’s 8pm - Joint meeting with Alcoholics Anonymous - Rock of Eden Spray Methodist Wed’s - Morehead Hosp. Dining Room Circle of Love - 8 - 9pm 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.

MEETINGS & CLASSES JOB SEEKER CLASSES OFFERED Goodwill Industries of Central NC Community Resource Center of

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Reidsville. Call 336-637-1010 to register Employability Skills, GED Classes, AMERICAN LEGION POST 254 Meets 3rd Thursday of each month 6:30pm. All Vets are Welcome 147 N. Fieldcrest Rd, Eden 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 TOTAL JOINT EDUCATION CLASS –Classes meet from 7:00-8:00 pm, the 2nd Thursday of each month, in the Short Stay Waiting Area of Annie Penn Hospital. For those considering, or scheduling total knee or total hip replacements. For more information, call 951-4357. ROCKINGHAM COUNTY ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP The Penn Nursing Center, Reidsville, will host a countywide Alzheimer’s support group 2:30 pm in the South Day Room of the center. Family, friends, and caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s are invited to attend. The group will meet on a monthly basis on the 2nd Monday of each month. For more information, call 951-4674, or 951-6034. GROUP DIABETES CLASSES Penn Hospital offers FREE Diabetes Group Classes twice a week to Rockingham County residents. Walk-ins are welcome. All classes will be held in Dining Room C in the Annie Penn Cafeteria on the Ground Floor of the hos-

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pital. The morning classes will be held each Tuesday from 10:00 -11:00 am. The afternoon classes will be held on Thursday afternoons from 3:00-4:00 pm. For more information, call 951-4673.

month at 6:30 at the Wentworth United Methodist Church at 6:30pm. Contact: Charles Boswell @ 336-342-4346 or Sharon Reynolds @ 336-613-0474

MARINE CORPS LEAGUE Meetings 2nd Thursday each month at 6:30pm - 8pm, at the Whitcomb Student Center at RCC. The PFC Jerry L. McKinney Detachment is seeking new members and businesses willing to help. 613-3171 or email tthorne@triad.rr.com

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 Boone Rd Com. Center 5:30-6:45 p.m. Inst. Chuck Garcia

FOSTER CARE & ADOPTION SUPPORT Meets 3rd Tuesday of each month 6:30pm- 8:00pm, DSS Conf. Room. Jo Wilson 342-1394

AMERICAN LEGION POST 79 Reidsville, Meets the 1st Monday each month at 11am at the post located behind Auto Zone in Reidsville. For moer information cal 336-295-2996.

“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.

FAMILY COUNCIL MEETING The Penn Nursing Center will host a Family Council Meeting at 2:00 pm on February 24, 2010, in the Penn Center Dining Room. A program on elder law will be given. The public is invited to attend. For more information, please call Juliette Miller at 951-6021.

AMVETS Newly formed local group. All Veterans and service men and women welcome. Contact Willard (Woody) Waters at 6351786 or email woodyeee@embarqmail.com for details. WENTWORTH RURITAN CLUB Ruritan Club meets 2nd Tuesday each

DAN RIVER WATER, INC 610 PATRICK STREET EDEN, NC 27288

336-623-2526

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

MORE THAN YOGA Instructor Lynn Dyer, RYT

For Class Schedule/Cost & More Information go to www.morethanyogaeden.com or email: LynnDyer@morethanyogaeden.com

CALL: 336-432-5347 PRIVATE LESSONS • YOGA PARTIES AVAILABLE

Dear Customers: Due to increases in cost of operating our business and making improvements to the system, it is necessary to adjust our water rates. Every effort was made to keep water rates as low as possible. New water rate charges will begin effective March 1, 2010. Sincerely, Dan River Water, Inc.

336-623-4246

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Grooming Boutique LLC 711 Washington St., Eden, NC 27288 Jeanette Haymore, Professional Groomer

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FEBRUARY TIGHTS SALE! 20% OFF All Tights Buy Now & Be Ready For Recital! Tuesday - Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-2 Angel Harris, Owner

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E vents STONEVILLE RURITAN CLUB Meets at the VFW Hut, N. Glenn St. 3rd Tuesday or the month - 7pm Call Dot Ellington 573-2093 or Ricky Craddock 336-453-7005 MINORITY BUSINESS ASSOC. EDEN Meets 1st Monday of each month at 6:00pm - Eden Chamber of Commerce building, Van Buren Road. Call Butch at 627-7600 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. Sponsored by the Rock. Co. Partnership for Children, Rockingham Pregnancy Care Center, and Wal-Mart. FREE. Call Beverly at 342-9676 to register. SPECIAL YOUNG ADULTS 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Tues, March 2 & 16 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. For more information, call Brenda Moore at 336-623-1077 or 336-613-5174 after 6 p.m.

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 COUNCIL ON AGINGNUTRITION SERVICES- 349-2343 MEALS WITH FRIENDS! What: A place to get nutritious hot meals with friends. When: Monday – Thursday at lunch time. Who: Anyone 60 years of age and over Why: activities, good food & fun • HUNTSVILLENUTRITION CENTER 1151 Sardis Church Rd., Madison 427-5206

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Site Manager-Joann Williams-Tucker • LEAKSVILLE NUTRITION CENTER Bridge St. Rec. 400 Bridge St. Eden Site Managers- Mildred Cochran Kay Ramsey 623-5343 • MAD. - MAYO. NUTRITION CENTER Mad. – May. Rec. 300 S Second Ave., Mayodan - 445-9840 Site Manager - Rita Hunt • REIDSVILLE SENIOR CENTER Reidsville Rec./ RHS Apartment 201 N Washington St., Reidsville Site Managers- Sara Dominick & Diane Clark 349-9757

ENTERTAINMENT/ EVENTS MUSIC AT THE BARN Tuesdays 7pm the doors open at the Barn, 151 Gant Road, Eden. - Bluegrass music & jam sessions. Free to public. Feb. 23 - Open Jam March 2 - Ann Turner & Friends 7pm March 9 - Highway 61 - 7pm Open Jam after featured bands. Last Tuesday of month is Open Jam 7pm 2nd & 4th Saturday, 6pm covered dish MUSIC & DANCE Cascade Community Center 3561 Huntington Trail, Cascade, VA Every Friday Night 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Cascade Express & Friends Concessions- Available AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILES Appointments are strongly recommended for donors to get in and out faster. Call then numbers listed for each location. • Friday, Feb. 19 - Briddgestone Aircraft Tire, 802 Ayersville Rd., Mayodan. Appt: 336-548-8107. 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. • Monday, Feb. 22 - Williamsburg Elementary School, 2930 N.C. Hwy. 87, Reidsville. Appt: 336-349-4632. 1:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and their goal is 30. Open to the public. • Monday, Feb. 22 - City Of Reidsville Fire Station #1, 402 South Scales St., Reidsville. Appt: 336-613-6667. 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and their goal is 15. Open to the public. • Monday, Feb. 22 - American Partners

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Fed. Credit Union, 618 North Scales St., Reidsville. Appt: 336-349-2729 ext. 27. 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and their goal is 15. Open to the public. • Friday, Feb. 26 - McMichael High School, 6845 N.C. Hwy. 135, Mayodan. Appt: 336-427-5165. 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and their goal is 200. Open to the public. • Saturday, Feb. 27 - Goodwill Baptist Church, 1036 K-Fork Rd., Madison. Appt: 336-427-4178. 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and their goal is 25. Open to the public. HAPPY 50TH BIRTHDAY TO MOREHEAD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL! The Eden Historical Museum is pleased to announce that it will be the first stop of Morehead Memorial Hospital’s traveling display board highlighting 50 years of caring for our community. The museum is open on Saturday’s from 10:00-4:00 and the display will be at the museum through Sat. March 6th. Admission to the museum is $1.00 for adults. Children under 12 free with adult (except groups). 50TH ANNIVERSARY - MOREHEAD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 2:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Saturday, May 1, Morehead Memorial Hospital Day Hospital Entrance. Mark your calendars now, and plan to spend the afternoon with us as we celebrate 50 years of caring for our community. Special guests and activities are being planned. A CLEANER LIVING and their subsidiaries would like to announce their Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony has been rescheduled to March 8th at , at 2:00pm. Please come to 2300 Freeway Dr., Reidsville and Help us celebrate our expansion and support our local business! For questions or directions please call 616-0815. Refreshments provided by the Back Street Buzz. SHRINE CLUB PANCAKE SUPPER February 26, 6pm - 9pm Shrine Club Road off Ashely Loop, follow the signs

EASTSIDE HOME IMPROVEMENT

Tickets $10 per person or $15 per couple, sold at the door. Proceeds to benefit building renovation. DJ will entertain. FARMER SCALE ACCURACY TESTING Tues., March 2, 2010, 9:30am – 12 noon Rockingham County Agriculture Center 525 Hwy 65, Reidsville, NC 27320 Wayne Compton, Standards Inspector from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Standards Division will be at the Rockingham County Agriculture Center on Tuesday March 2, 2010 from 9:30am12 noon to check scales. MEMORIAL SERVICE The Penn Nursing Center will hold a Resident Memorial Service on Feb 25, 2010 at 2:00 pm in the Penn Center Dining Room. Families and friends of former Penn Center residents who have died during the past year are invited to attend the service. For more information, call Juliette Miller at 951-6021. CONCERT IN THE PARK Sunday afternoon in the Park 3:00-5:00 pm March 28th - Free Freedom Park at the Kiwanis Amphetheatre. Featuring Uturn Band SENIOR DANCE AT THE CB HUT Monday, February 22nd and March, 29th 7:00 - 10:00 pm come at 6:00 for line dance lessons SENIOR GAMES EXHIBITION March 5th at 9am-11am at MadisonMayodan Rec. Department for more info call: 548-2789 342-1088 or 627-4711 THE BLUE CREEK ACTION The Blue Creek Action Group of Eden presents Mr. Adolphus Keese and The Spiritual Echoes from Greensboro, N.C. in concert at Morning Star Baptist Church, 607 Stanton Street, Eden N.C. Saturday, March 6, 2010 at 6 p.m. This event is open to the public.

SALON & DAY SPA

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Phone 627-1706 For Take Out Orders

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Phone : (336) 627 - 9600 Practice Of Small Animal Medicine

Monday Through Thursday 8:00 am - Noon 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Friday 8:00 am - Noon

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Februar y Is Customer Appr eciation Month! Come By And Register For Door Prizes!

Come See Our New Bridal Display 430 W. Kings Hwy., Suite B • Eden, N.C. 336-627-0447 • diamonds-n-dust.com Open Monday - Friday - 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


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Marc’s Auto Service TOWING NOW AVAILABLE!

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WALLACE continued From Page 1 assistance from departments all over North Carolina and southern Virginia. “My father was the first Fire Marshal in Rockingham County”, Wallace said. “He taught me that no matter whatyou must always do the right thing even if the right thing is not the politically correct thing, treating all citizens equally no matter what their status in the community.” A member of Kings Highway Christian Church, Wallace believes that there is no room in the pulpit for politics, but there is plenty of room in politics for the pulpit. Specialized Certifications; General Instructor, Specialized Firearms Instructor, Defensive Driving Instructor, Basic Criminal Investigation Instructor Officer Survival Instructor, Blood borne Pathogens Instructor Firefighter Level III, Medical First Responder, Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate, NC Fire and Rescue Commission, Fire and Arson Investigator. For more information see Bryan Wallace on www.facebook.com and Elect Bryan Wallace Sheriff of Rockingham County on www.facebook.com .

IT’S THE SMALL THINGS THAT COUNT by Carla Neal

Ever had one of those days when nothing seems to be going right? I recently experience one of these days; at work of course. It occurred after a week of arguments, maximum school stress and very little sleep. The machines were not working properly, things were breaking, and time was definitely not on my side. Halfway through the day a lady came into the store and asked for my help. I was on the verge of tears by this point and it seemed to take all of my strength just to muster a half smile; however, I got the lady what she had asked for and told her to have a good day. With an empathetic smile the lady thanked me, then took my hand and with the utmost sincerity, told me I was a wonderful person. This one simple action helped me finish my job with a sense of calm and graciousness. So, the next time you come upon someone who seems to be having a bad day, just pass along a smile and a kind word for it may mean more to them than you will ever know.

County Star Investing In Rockingham County’s Quality of Life Continued from Page 5 build strong, healthy communities. A community garden can help feed our neighborhoods and educate our children about where food comes from. “Eat Smart, Move More North Carolina: Growing Communities through Gardens” is a planning and resource guide for anyone who is thinking about starting a community garden. The guide describes what a community garden is; the benefits; how to find or start a garden; and tips for growing, storing, preparing and enjoying fruits and vegetables. It also highlights state and national gardening resources. Whether your “community” setting — work site, faith community, school, neighborhood — is considering starting a community garden or you are thinking about joining a garden near you, the primer walks you through the options, steps and resources to ensure success. The Reidsville Area Foundation is partnering with Rockingham County Cooperative Extension to help provide resources for community gardens in Rockingham County. This is a great opportunity to involve all generations in projects that will benefit us all. Please contact Brenda Sutton, Director of Rockingham County Cooperative Extension, for more information about how you and your organization can contribute 336-342-8230 brenda_sutton@ncsu.edu

CHINQUA PENN PLANTATION FEATURES ROCKINGHAM COUNTY MONTH February is Rockingham County Residents Month at Chinqua Penn Plantation. If you live in Rockingham County, adult tour admission is $10. That is half the regular adult house tour rate of $20 and $5 off the senior and college student rate. Youth ages 6-15 are always $10 and age five & under are free. Take advantage of the opportunity to come out and see all the recent improvements at Chinqua Penn or come for the first time. Chinqua Penn always provides a multicultural experience presenting antiques and artifacts from around the world. Chinqua Penn Plantation & Vineyards hours of operation are Wednesday through Saturday 10 am -5 pm and Sundays 1-5 pm. For additional information call 336-349-4576

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WENTWORTH - Student enrollment continues breaking records at Rockingham Community College. With over 2,500 students enrolled, spring semester 2010 becomes the largest spring enrollment on record; approximately 14 percent and 34 percent higher than springs 2009 and 2008 respectively. Several programs have nearly doubled or tripled in enrollment: computer information technology, criminal justice technology, associate in applied science – electrical/electronics technology, cosmetology, global logistics, and horticulture diploma. Certificate program enrollment increased 42 percent, indicating many individuals are seeking a fast track to employment. The increase in students has resulted in an increase in financial aid applications. This year (2009-10), 350 more people have received federally funded PELL grants than last year. Federal PELL grant disbursement has also steadily increased. In 2004-05, PELL grant disbursement at RCC exceeded $1.7 million. By last year, that amount topped $2.5 million. With a fall semester disbursement of $2.1 million, 2009-10 is on track to well exceed last year’s amount. “Part of the reason for the increase is a change in the funding formula,” said Coe Ann Trent, RCC director of financial aid. “For example, SSI (a Social Security benefit) is no longer counted when considering need and if a displaced worker receives needs benefits (food stamps, etc.), the formula for PELL grant eligibility has been simplified. These types of changes have made more people eligible.” Another part reflects the local economy. With an unemployment rate of 12.6 officially reported in December in Rockingham County, individuals are in need. When they return to school in order to prepare themselves for today’s workforce needs, many are finding help through financial aid. Federal funding is just part of the picture. RCC has one of the most active community college foundations in the state, reflecting strong community support of the college. Through scholarships provided through the foundation and other venues, such as the North Carolina State Employees Credit Union, total financial aid given to students last year was $4.1 million. It is a high mark expected to be trumped this year. The increased number of students enrolled in community colleges statewide since Aug. 2009 is equivalent to adding another UNC-Chapel Hill to the university system. Working with already tight budgets, those burgeoning numbers have resulted in challenges within the system – how to continue to meet the demands of providing a quality education without a corresponding increase in state funding.

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FEBRUARY 19, 2010 EDEN’S OWN / COUNTY STAR, PAGE 9 ❦ PAGE continued From Page 1 Stoppers have helped to reduce crime in Rockingham County over the years. Page will remain true to his fiscally conservative record, making the most out of limited tax dollars and taking advantage of state and federal programs designed to help local sheriff offices. Sheriff Page has delivered top-notch law enforcement as well as additional programs within budget each year. His Office has voluntarily submitted to new performance based budgeting procedures designed to reduce costs. Page recently provided the County Commission with a plan to both extend the life of the new jail and pay for the extension with outside revenue, generated by housing minimum security federal inmates until the space is needed for Rockingham County. Revenues from such a plan could easily exceed $1,000,000 annually. Participation in state and federal programs has allowed the Sheriff’s Office to access additional equipment and technology, at no cost to the Rockingham County taxpayer. Sheriff Page is also focused on ensuring his staff has access to cutting-edge technology and training to reduce cyber crime involving identity and children. Beginning July 2010, Sheriff Page will assume leadership of the North Carolina Sheriff’s Association as the President, representing issues of importance for all 100 counties. Learn more about Sheriff Sam Page on Facebook at Friends to Re-Elect Rockingham County Sheriff Sam Page http://www.facebook.com Sheriff Sam Page Information Focus Areas 2010 and Beyond • Increase in-school safety and crime prevention through expansion of existing programs and school resource officer training. • Stretch tax dollars through fiscally conservative principles, performance based budgeting, and apply for state and federal programs that provide additional equipment and technology to law enforcement. • Apply the latest technology and

The Lovelace Touch Mobile Day Spa training to reduce cyber crime involving identity, property, and children. • Employ computerized software and internet technology to create a paperless work place within the Sheriff’s Department, saving time and money. Professional Accomplishments as Sheriff • D.A.R.E. - Anti-drug awareness program. (1998-2008) • G.R.E.A.T. - Anti-gang awareness program replaced D.A.R.E. program using federal seized asset dollars. (2009) • Junior ROTC, leadership training, athletics in each high school through proceeds from the annual Sheriff’s Office promotional calendar. (1999) • School Resource Officers placed in each high school (3) to protect our children and teachers. (1994) • "Eddie Eagle:" N.R.A. Sponsored Gun Safety awareness program, K-2; taught at all county Elementary Schools. (1998) • Established Community Watch Neighborhoods (1998) • Established Church Watch communication program (2007) • North Carolina Project Locator: Program to locate missing persons with Alzheimer’s disease, Dementia and Autism. (1999) • "Help Incorporated" Center for Prevention of Domestic Violence. (1993) • Established one of North Carolina’s first Bio-hazard Collection and storage programs during the Anthrax threat. (2001) • Participation in the State Law Enforcement Support Services program which allows access to surplus military equipment free of charge. (1998) • Seized Assets Federal Forfeiture Program access allows law enforcement agencies the opportunity to share seized assets, has allowed for the purchase of technology outside budget constraints e.g. training equipment and technology, narcotic officer vehicles, Mobile Crime Scene Lab, mobile command vehicle, in-car computers, digital fingerprinting system, etc. (1996) • Developed plan being consid-

ered by County Commission to build additional space during jail construction to house minimum security federal inmates at a potential $1,000,000 revenue gain for Rockingham County annually. The revenue will off-set costs for jail construction and provide extra beds once the county exceeds existing space; expected within ten years. (2010) Leadership Experience Rockingham County Sheriff , NC Sheriff’s Association, President 2010 - 2011, Eden Uniform Patrol Officer, Rockingham County Narcotic Undercover Division, U.S. Air Force and Rockingham Training for K-9 Unit, Criminal Investigation Unit, SWAT Team, Master Scuba Diver; Search and Rescue Diver, P.A.D.I. Degrees, Training and Membership include NC Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Law Enforcement Certificates. Rockingham Community College (1994): Wentworth, NC; Davidson Community College (1981): Lexington, NC; Broward Community College (1980): Fort Lauderdale, FL; Fort Lauderdale Police Academy; National Sheriff's Association Leadership School Longmont, CO (1999), State Basic Training Instructor: Specializing in "Dealing with persons with mental illness," and "Dealing with victims & public”, Basic Academy Law Enforcement Instructor at RCC since 2002, Licensed Bail Enforcement Agent, Licensed Private Investigator, NC, VA, Crisis intervention, terrorism & counter terrorism, US Air Force Security Police Training Academy, K-9 Training School, and K-9 Drug Detector Dog Training. Also Air Base Ground Defense School. Page is a member of the Leaksville Masonic Lodge, Reidsville Rotary Club, United Way Board of Rockingham County, U.S. Air Force Security Forces Association, and First Congregational Christian Church.

David Price Auto Works Recognized by ASE Blue Seal of Excellence Program David Price Auto Works had earned Blue Seal of Excellence Recognition as prescribed by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence(ASE), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of vehicle repair and service by means of voluntary testing and certification for automotive repair and service professionals. To be eligible for this recognition, a company must have 75% of its automotive professionals ASE certified. In addition, there must be a certified technician in each area of service offered. To remain in the program, a business must renew each year and confirm their professionals’ certification status. David has been ASE Master certified for over 25 years. With over 30 years of experience in the field, he opened his shop on Monroe Street, on the Olde Leaksville Shopping District in 2004. As a full service facility, David Price Auto Works offers everything from basic oil changes, brakes, and tune-ups to the computer diagnostics, engine and transmission rebuilds/replacements. David believes “Complete and Personal Auto Service” is a promise not a slogan. Businesses that have earned the ASE Blue Seal of Excellence Recognition have gone the extra mile in support of their customers. Employing ASE certified professionals is an important element in their overall customer satisfaction program.

336-791-5699 Audrey Lovelace, LMBT License #’s 1202019420 • Va. Cosmetology License #1201103600

• MANICURES $10 • PEDICURES $20 • FACIALS $30 • BODY WRAP $30 MASSAGE $35 NCBTMB 579669-09 • NC LMBT 9629 Host a Spa Party in the comfort of your own home! Hostess receives a FREE service!

Ernie’s Coin Shop & Collectables 220 W. Main St., Mayodan, NC 27027

(336) 613-4115 WE BUY & SELL USED: Games Systems &Games For Playstation & Xbox DVD Movies, Music On CD & Cassettes!

830 River Road., Stoneville, NC 27048

“All Breeds, Any Age, Every Ability”

336-949-3157 • Full Time • Obedience Training • Small Group Lessons • Puppy Kindergarten • Puppy Obedience • Adult Obedience • Behavior Therapy Adam & Valerie Witherspoon Visit us at: www.shilohk9.com Email: shilohk9@triad.rr.com

Mitchell’s DISCOUNT

DRUGS

EDEN, NC

PHARMACISTS • Russ Mitchell • Gary Roberson • Rowdy Mize One Is Always On Call Call 623-3132 After Hours

544 Morgan Rd., Eden, NC 27288

PHONE: 336-623-3133 Your Independent

HOMETOWN PHARMACY • Free Delivery • Free Blood Pressure Checks • Drive Through Window • Western Union • 24 Hour On-Call Pharmacist • Locally Owned and Operated • We Accept All Medicare Part D Plans Call In And Speak To Our Pharmacy Staff... No Automated Phone Machines Here!

Pizza Station Inc. “The Pizza People Pleaser” 1902 FREEWAY DR. Reidsville, NC 349-2198

Since 1976

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SNOWFLAKE BALL RETURNS FOR A GREAT CAUSE The community is cordially invited to attend The Snowflake Ball, an evening of elegance and caring, on March 20, 2010, with all proceeds benefitting the Free Clinic of Rockingham County, Inc. A proud sponsor of this black tie optional gala, Chinqua Penn Plantation in Reidsville will serve as the historic backdrop on Saturday, March 20, 2010 from 7:00 to 11:00pm for a magical evening filled with superb food, an extensive silent auction, and dancing to the glorious sounds of big band music. The Free Clinic of Rockingham County, Inc. has continually set the bar for exquisite charitable galas, and this year is no exception. The Ball will once again be held on the grounds of Chinqua Penn Plantation with major improvements from the very successful 2008 event. Building upon the 2008 Ball, specific changes have been made to provide an even grander experience for patrons including a deluxe heating system inside the grand outdoor tent, more restroom facilities, and a professional shuttle service from the entrance gate to the mansion. With great excitement, gala attendees will welcome special guest, MISS USA ®, KRISTEN DALTON (CROWNED MISS NORTH CAROLINA USA IN 2009 AND THE REIGNING MISS USA ®). All proceeds benefit The Free Clinic of Rockingham County, Inc. which provides basic medical, dental, and pharmacy care to low income, working citizens of Rockingham

County who are without any form of health insurance. Leslie Deaton, Executive Director of the Clinic, says “Our patients are those who fall through the cracks…caught between being insured and government assistance. We proudly become their medical home.” Over 20 percent of Rockingham County citizens often suffer in silence -- those who are employed, temporarily on unemployment, or disabled but have no resources to provide for their needed healthcare. In response to the worst economic downturn in decades, medical visits to the Clinic were up 24 percent in 2009 and hundreds of life sustaining medications were filled at no cost to patients. The Clinic is totally dependent upon private donations from the community and grants from charitable trusts and foundations. It accepts no government funding. Tickets for this year’s gala are limited and are on sale for $50 each. Tickets may be purchased by calling 336.627.1127. Sponsorships are also available at four levels with the premiere Diamond level receiving two complimentary tickets to the Ball plus an invitation to the enchanting, pre-event Candlelight Greenhouse Reception. Diamond sponsors will be transported from the Greenhouse to the mansion entrance by a horse drawn carriage. About Chinqua Penn Plantation: Chinqua Penn Plantation, acclaimed as an architectural American treasure, was the home of tobacconist, Jeff Penn and his wife Betsy and reflects

their lifestyle of entertaining, traveling, and collecting art and furniture from around the world. Constructed near the turn of the 19th century, the 27 room English countryside mansion is filled with elaborate furnishings from 30 countries, surrounded by 22 acres of beautiful gardens and historic landscape. The estate showcases the state's premier collection of eclectic decorative arts. Located at 2138 Wentworth Street in Reidsville, it was purchased by entrepreneur Calvin Phelps in 2006 who re-opened the facilities for tours and special events. About The Free Clinic of Rockingham County, Inc.:In May 1998, The Free Clinic of Reidsville &Vicinity, Inc. opened its doors to a 6 mile service radius in Reidsville to target those individuals who were employed and without any form of healthcare coverage including Medicaid or Medicare. As a result of the uninsured healthcare crisis in Rockingham County, The Clinic’s Board of Directors expanded the service radius in October 2005 to incorporate the entire county and changed its name accordingly to recognize its new service population. Relying on the generous professional and nonprofessional support of caring volunteers, The Free Clinic of Rockingham County, Inc. is open two evenings a week for medical, dental, and pharmacy services. A licensed Physician Assistant offers chronic disease management weekly during daytime hours.

County Star Investing In Rockingham County’s Quality of Life Continued from Page 8 “These are challenging times,” said RCC President, Dr. Robert Keys. “Community colleges are a key component to the economic recovery of this county, the state and our country. From the time I became a community college administrator, I embraced the opendoor philosophy to never turn anyone away who seeks an education. I still believe in that component of the community college mission and will continue to make every effort to serve all students who desire to attend.”

JURY CONVICTS EDEN MAN OF ROBBERY, BURGLARY WENTWORTH - A jury convicted Randall Travis Williams, 18, of First Degree Burglary and Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon the week of February 5th, 2010, in Rockingham County Superior Court. Williams was sentenced to 42-60 months in prison for his role in the incident by Judge Lindsay Davis. On March 27, 2009, officers with the Eden Police Department responded to an armed robbery call. Police arrived to find that four adults and three minors had been in a residence on Loftus Street when someone kicked in the front door that evening and demanded money. A revolver and a shotgun were used in the robbery. The suspects took a substantial amount of cash from the victims, who had just received their tax refunds. Williams admitted to receiving nearly $1,000.00 for his participation in the crime. Two of Williams’ co - defendants pled guilty at a previous term of court and received 51-71 months in prison for the same charges. There are two other co - defendants awaiting sentencing.

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Community Reading Conference Friday March 19th and Saturday, March 20th, 9am - 3pm. Rockingham County Reading Association will present scholastic book fair at the Whitcomb Student Center located at Rockingham Community College, and welcomes children's authors Deborah Guarino and Dave McDonald. Guarino is the Author of "Is Your Mama A Llama", and McDonald is the author of "Hamster Sam". Friday's events will include Pre-K Head Start day and have storytelling and many children's activities. Saturday's events will include the author's visits, informational workshops, children's activities such as Where the Wild Things Are and Fancy Nancy booths. This event is free to the public. For more information call 336-623-8098.

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WENTWORTH - Jerry Lawrence Lester, 48, was sentenced as an Habitual Felon to 70-93 months in prison following his plea of guilty to Possession of a Firearm by a Felon and Felony Possession of Marijuana. Lester was sentenced February 2nd, 2010, in Rockingham County Superior Court by Judge Lindsay Davis. On November 5, 2008, officers with the Eden Police Department executed a search warrant at Lester’s home on Front Street, after they received information that drugs were being sold at the residence. When officers entered the home, a female was found flushing drugs down a toilet. Lester admitted that the drugs , seven firearms, and ammunition found in the home was his. SBI reports indicate that over 194 grams of marijuana were recovered. Lester had previous convictions for Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana, Manufacturing Marijuana, Felony Possession of Cocaine, Felony Breaking/Entering, and multiple convictions for Impaired Driving.

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REIDSVILLE -Detective Dana Taylor has reported the arrest of Joan Rebecca Eastwood, 22, of 27 Circle Drive in Reidsville. According to the warrant, Eastwood did take, obtain, and withhold a financial transaction card, a Wal-Mart Credit Card issued to the American Red Cross located at 3692 NC Highway 14. Eastwood took the card from the Red Cross, without their consent, while participating in a Work First program and assigned to the Red Cross by the Department of Social Services. On December 15th, 2009 she took and used the card to obtain goods with a total value of $1350. Joan Eastwood is charged with Financial Card Theft, Financial Card Fraud. Bond: $3,000 secured and trial date set February 18th. Sheriff Page commented: “It is sad when someone misuses the system that is attempting to help them, especially when they steal from a charitable agency that constantly helps those in need”.

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County Star Investing In Rockingham County’s Quality of Life Continued Technologies Building. Join in for a rollicking good time. On February 22nd at the Eden Library, Fern Ragan and Carolyn Lester will lead an open discussion of The Bible Salesman. Read the book and join in. Multiple copies of the book are available at all the library locations.A musical radio play is available and can be purchased on March 9th. To download a reading guide with study questions: www.readinggroupguides.com/guides_B/bible_salesman1.asp

NONPROFT EDUCATION SESSION The Reidsville Area Foundation, in partnership with the Rockingham County Chambers of Commerce, is hosting a Nonprofit Education Session on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 in the Greenhouse at The Penn House in Reidsville, NC. Sally Migliorie, Senior Associate for the N.C. Center for Nonprofits and Mary Anne Howard, Sandhills Regional Associate, for the North Carolina Community Foundation will share their expertise in the areas of Strategic Planning and Mission Focused Fund Raising. Descriptions of each session are provided below. The day will begin at 9:30AM and finish at 3:00PM. First Session: Charting a Strategic Course for Your Nonprofit’s Future. Sally Migliore, Senior Associate, N.C. Center for Nonprofits Now more than ever, nonprofits are doing more with less. Executive directors/CEOs and boards of directors need to make critical decisions about how to survive in this environment while thinking strategically about the long term. In this session, we’ll discuss how strategic planning can guide your organization to stay missionfocused and accomplish your goals. Second Session: Mission Focused Fund Raising. Mary Anne Howard, Sandhills Regional Associate, North Carolina Community Foundation Your organization is all about changing the world for the better. This session will help you determine how to use your organization’s mission to develop a fundraising strategy aligned with your mission. A lively and interactive session that explores how to tell the story of your organization and cultivate your ambassadors for fundraising success! A $10.00 fee per person is required and lunch will be provided. In order to receive the most benefit for the organization, we ask that a Board member attend with an organization’s Executive Director. Registration is required and seating is limited. Call the Reidsville Chamber at 336-349-8481.

FARMERS BRIEFING AT CASWELL PINES Congressman Brad Miller would like to invite you to the Fourth Annual Rural Farmers’ Briefing on Monday, March 15, 2010 from 8:30 until 10:30 a.m. at Caswell Pines Golf Club (2380 County Home Road, Yanceyville, NC). A biscuit with juice and coffee will be provided at no cost. This event is a wonderful opportunity to visit with other farmers and members of NCDA. In addition, it is your chance to touch base with your members of Congress and to hear from other leaders in the field of agriculture. Seating is limited and we also want to make sure we have enough food, so please reply no later than Tuesday, March 9, 2010 to Carol Reid Erichsen in my Raleigh office at 919-836-1313 or email your contact info to : carol.reiderichsen@mail.house.g Please feel free to share this information with other farmers in your community. I look forward to seeing you at Caswell Pines on Monday, March 15, 2010.

SHIITAKE MUSHROOM WORKSHOP OFFERED WENTWORTH - Rockingham County N.C. Cooperative Extension Shiitake Mushroom Log Inoculation Workshops When: Choose either daytime or evening workshop Workshop 1 Thursday, February 25 th at 12:30 PM OR Workshop 2 Thursday, February 25 th at 6:00PM Where: Rockingham County Senior High School Horticulture Classroom Registration REQUIRED! There is a $15 fee for oak logs, spawn and wax. Participants will each take home one inoculated log. Call Kathryn Holmes to register or for more information at (336) 342-8230. North Carolina State University and North Carolina A State University commit themselves to positive action to secure equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability. In addition, the two Universities welcome all persons without regard to sexual orientation. North Carolina State University, North Carolina A State University, U. S. Department of Agriculture, and local governments cooperating

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HAPPY 50TH BIRTHDAY The Eden Historical Museum is pleased to announce that it will be the first stop of Morehead Memorial Hospital’s traveling display board highlighting 50 years of caring for our community. The museum is open on Saturday’s from 10:00-4:00 and the display will be at the museum from Sat. February 6th through Sat. March 6th. Admission to the museum is $1.00 for adults. Children under 12 free with adult (except groups).

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HAGOOD SHOWS PHOTOGRAPHY EDEN CITY HALL Jessi Hagood is a portrait and event photographer based in Eden, N.C. Her love of photography began at a young age by looking at old photographs when visiting her grandmother. “Photographs capture a moment in time that you can recall over and over again.” Jessi’s interest was further piqued when her parents gave her a 35mm Nikon. Jessi now spends most of her time in portrait work and event photography, primarily weddings. Her most recent work has included local weddings and destination weddings at Emerald Isle Beach and Bald Head Island, bodybuilding competition, album covers for Greensboro based bands The Buzzkillz and Hammer No More Fingers, and other portraits and events. Jessi is also a photography student as Randolph Community College, one of the leading photography schools in the country. Jessi’s Photographic Technology concentration at RCC is

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WENTWORTH - Carla Moore and Bobbie Mattice have joined the faculty/staff of Rockingham Community College, filling vacant positions in the areas of counseling and nursing. With experience as assistant director/coordinator of transfer admissions with James Mattice Madison University, a four-year institution in Virginia, Carla Moore, of Appomattox, Va., brings a unique perspective to Rockingham Community College students. As the newest member of the counseling team in RCC’s student development office, Moore can guide those seeking two-year degrees, diplomas and certificates, as well as those seeking to transfer to four-year institutions. “My knowledge of the four-year transfer Moore admissions process can be helpful to those who want to transfer,” she said. Moore graduated from James Madison University in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. In 2003, she earned a master’s in education from the institution with a focus on college student personnel administration. The university then hired her as assistant director in admissions. While earning a graduate degree, however, Moore completed an internship as a counselor at Rappahannock Community College. That experience solidified her desire to work for community colleges. “There’s such a wide variety of people at community colleges. I love that.” Therefore, when a position opened at Blue Ridge Community College in 2005 for a student services coordinator of first-year student programs, Moore applied and was hired. At RCC, Moore’s duties include admissions counseling and student recruiting at Morehead High School. She will also be responsible for RCC’s career and college transfer center. Bobbie Mattice, a native of Canada, comes to RCC from the Moses Cone Health System where she worked for 12 years in the areas of renal medicine, hemodialysis, and intensive care. “I had heard wonderful things about the RCC program,” she said. “I understood that there have been some positive and innovative changes to the nursing program; that would suit my personality.” Mattice discovered her passion for teaching while working as a preceptor (instructor) for nursing students and staff in the hospital. She then taught nursing for a semester at Guilford Technical Community College. “I love helping students succeed,” said Mattice. “I like giving them the tools to succeed and then seeing them use those tools in their career. I love seeing them once they enter the field. Nursing is a rewarding occupation, whether through teaching or patient care. Either way it’s gratifying to look at someone and knew you helped them.” Mattice received her nursing diploma from Saint Lawrence College in Cornwall, Ontario. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from UNCG and is currently pursuing a master’s in nursing, also at UNCG. To stay abreast of updates in her field, Mattice continues relief work in the surgical/intensive care unit at Moses Cone.

WHO WILL BE THE NEXT "HONORARY MAYOR" OF CASCADE? CASCADE COM. - It's time again to be thinking about who you'd like to see run for the "HONORARY MAYOR OF CASCADE". Last year, 2009, The Cascade Community Volunteer Fire Department held a Fund Raiser to Elect the FIRST HONORARY MAYOR of Cascade. Three candidates who had the most Entrees sent in, they were: Oliver Robertson, Billy Wilson Oliver Robertson, Honorary Mayor and Joe Weddle. It was up Of Cascade, and Wife, Eleanor to these Three Men to see who could raise the most VOTES @ $1.00 per vote, with all money going to Support the Cascade VFD. On June 6, 2009 all Votes were turned, and counted with, Mr. Oliver Robertson raising the most Money. All Money from the other Candidates was also turned over to the Fire Department, with over $7500 from this event.

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DRBA CELEBRATES AT CASWELL COURTHOUSE Offers After-Meeting Visit To Caswell Heritage Trail Sites

The Eden Evening Lion’s Club presents Meals on Wheels with a check for $500 to furhter their work in the community. Pictured left to right: Norma Jean McKinney, President, Ann Boyt - Meals on Wheels, and Jim Bush - 3rd Vice President.

The Eden Evening Lion’s Club presents The Corporate Christian Ministries with a check for $500 to furhter their work in the community. Pictured left to right: Norma Jean McKinney, President, Ann Boyt - Meals on Wheels, and Jim Bush - 3rd Vice President.

On Friday Jan 29th seven Morehead High School students participated in the Rockingham County Science Fair. Brandon Elmer received a first place medal for his project on fertilizer titled “How Much is Too Much” and Patrick Cardwell received a first place medal for his project on soil contamination titled “The Effect of Old Gas Stations on Soil Arthropod Populations”. Patrick Elmer, Waqas Goraya, and Zack Johnson received second place awards, and Taylor Murray and Raven Hazelwood received 3rd place awards. Brandon and Patrick will represent Rockingham County at the Regional Science Fair to be held at Sci Works in Winston Salem on Feb 19.

structures built to improve river navigation remain in place today, where recreational canoe and kayak traffic replaces the commerce of yesteryear. The setting for DRBA's Annual Celebration is the beautifully restored nineteenth century Caswell County Courthouse, completed in 1861 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Described as a one of the finest Victorian courthouses in North Carolina, the building combines Italian Renaissance

participant's choosing, two choices will offer introductions to By: T Butler DRBA's Caswell Heritage Trails The Dan River Basin project. One option is a moderate Association's Annual to strenuous hike on a proposed Membership Celebration on trail connecting Dillard Middle Saturday, March 6 at 9:30 a.m., in School and Sunvale Apartments, the historic Caswell County led by Forrest Altman, a founding Courthouse in Yanceyville, North board member of DRBA and Carolina, will include all the author of The Dan River Book. major elements of the According to Altman, "This Association's mission in its busiroute along a sewer easement is ness session, invited speaker and very scenic, through deciduous after-meeting hike. The organizaforest, with views of a pretty tion's mission is preserving and creek. It has significant changes promoting the in elevation and will region's rivers and require less than an culture through eduhour to hike—if the cation, recreation and group is small and stewardship. everyone is in good After refreshshape." ments and time to For those who view displays, the prefer a less challengshort business session ing afternoon, Chad will include recogniHall will guide a stroll tion of exceptional on the project's first volunteer service, pilot trail, the Stream election of board Walk Trail at the members, and staff Caswell Senior reports on the Center. "We'll conVirginia and the The Dan River Basin Association's Annual clude this walk with a North Carolina activ- Celebration will be held in the historic Caswell look at the proposed ities of the County Courthouse at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, mountain biking trail March 6. The public is invited to this event with- nearby," he adds. Association. Featured as the out charge. Participants in Celebration's speaker either walk are asked is "William Clark" of to wear hiking boots the Lewis & Clark Expedition, as and Classical Revival features, or walking shoes, dress in layers portrayed by Craig (Rocky) including an arcade with pilasters and bring water to drink. Rockwell of Bassett, Virginia. whose capitals depict ears of corn The historic courthouse is For over a decade Rockwell, and tobacco leaves. located at 144 Courthouse Operations Project Manager at Members and guests at the Square, Yanceyville, NC Philpott Reservoir, has depicted Celebration will hear reports (36°24'11" N 79°20'10" W). William Clark, who became a from the Association's staff, The square in front of the brigadier general and played a including Brian Williams, Courthouse functions as a onemajor role in shaping the young Education and Conservation way counter-clockwise traffic United States in the early nine- Coordinator located in DRBA's circle, making all left turns. teenth century. Among the audi- Virginia office in Collinsville; Parking is located on-street on ences for his portrayal has been Executive Director Katherine the Courthouse side of the the U. S. Congress in the nation's Mull and Virginia Program square, along Court Street, which Capitol Building. Manager Jenny Edwards from the Courthouse is on, and behind During Clark's time, batteau the Eden headquarters office; the Courthouse. For directions travel on the Dan River was Dale Swanson from the Stokes and information call about the opening the region for settlement, Field Office in Danbury, N. C.; celebration or the hike, contact T trade, and the founding of towns. and Chad Hall, North Carolina Butler, 336-349-5727 or memDanville, Milton, Leaksville Program Manager, whose office bers@danriver.org . (now Eden), and Madison were is in Yanceyville. Membership information is established as river ports by Following the meeting and available at www.danriver.org. 1815. Canals, sluices, and other lunch at a local restaurant of the

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❦ PAGE 14 EDEN’S OWN / COUNTY STAR, FEBRUARY 19, 2010 Jim Good of The Sign Shop in Eden has the Habitat ReStore sign ready. Ricky Jefferson and Randy Jefferson (left to right respectively) prepare The Boulevard storefront site. Indoor yard sales continue on Thursdays (2 – 4 PM). Sales income helps volunteers build simple, decent houses with qualified families who become property tax payers. Rockingham Habitat for Humanity accepts donations of household items, furniture, and construction materials on Mondays and Thursdays. The donor receives an in-kind form for these taxdeductible donations. Call the office (627-0160) for a drop-off time.

NC COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM PRESENTS EL/CIVICS GRANT TO LITERACY PROJECT EDEN - The Rockingham County Literacy Project has received a $12,548 EL/Civics Grant from the North Carolina Community College System. The Literacy Project is a nonprofit charitable and educational corporation that provides basic reading, writing, and math skills instruction, as well as instruction in English and GED subjects, to the adults of Rockingham County who are in need of these skills. About 4.5% of Rockingham County’s population belong to a race other than Caucasian or African American; another 5.2% are Hispanic or Latino. Possibly as many as 10% speak a language other than English at home, making it difficult for them to find a job or otherwise function effectively in our English-speaking society. The RC Literacy Project is offering free EL/Civics classes on Mondays and Wednesdays, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.; and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5–7 p.m, beginning Monday, February 22. Interested students are invited to attend an Open House on Monday, February 15, at either 11 a.m.–12 noon or 5–6 p.m., at the Literacy Project office, 705-A Washington Street, Eden. Students will learn how to understand, speak, read, and write English. They will also learn about civics and citizenship (including U.S. history, government, banking and finance, health, the legal system, education, community resources, career development, and consumer education). Adult students will work with tutors for four hours per week, with materials provided free of charge by the Literacy Project. Lead instructor for this EL/Civics program is Holly Hoover; tutors are Davene Girtman and Iris Sutcliffe. For more information or to pre-register, call Jean Light Kinyon, Executive Director, Rockingham County Literacy Project, at 627-0007.

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WILLOW Willow is a seven month old Terrier mix that is very energetic, loving, and friendly. Willow never meets a stranger and loves attention. Willow is a spayed female that is current on her rabies shot. Willow came to us as a tiny puppy and has waited patiently for her forever home. She knows her name and wags her tail when people enter a room. She would love to greet you after a long day at work with the same excitement. If you are interested in adopting Willow and providing her with a good home, please visit the Rockingham County Humane Society at 205 Boone Road in Eden, NC. Our adoption fee is $100 for puppies and dogs and $65 for kittens and cats. The adoption fee includes spaying and neutering, shots, and deworming for all animals. The Rockingham County Humane Society is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday from 11 to 4.

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Who would you like to see run for this Honorary Position ? Please submit you favorite persons name, MALE OR FEMALE, entrees should be mailed directly into the Cascade VFD P.O. Box 130, Cascade, VA 24069. All Entrees will be counted on March 1. This will give the three top Candidates 3 months to see who can raise the most Votes. June 5, 2010 will be the Date for all votes and Monies to be turned in. Get your names submitted NOW!

HOPE RUN FOR HOSPICE SET The 14th Annual Hospice Hope Run Deacon Tower at BB Field, Winston-Salem, NC is the location for the 14th Annual Hospice Hope Run on April 17th, 2010. Participants can register online at www.support4hospice.org. The Hospice Hope Run’s presenting sponsors are BB Charitable Foundation and Hospice & Palliative CareCenter. There will a 5K and a 10K course, with competitive runners timed with the D-tag system. All runners and walkers are invited to join in the fun as an individual or as part of a team. For children 8 years old and younger, there will be a special Deacon Dash event. “Being able to provide help, hope and support to our patients and families is the driving force behind all that we do. The support and enthusiasm for this year’s Hope Run has been overwhelming and I can’t wait for April 17,” said Carolyn Breese, Development Director for Hospice. “Whether you’re a walker or a runner, it’s going to be great fun.” The 14th Annual Hospice Hope Run begins at 8:30 am with day-of registration beginning at 7:00 am at BB Field/Deacon Tower. For more information and to register, visit www.support4hospice.org. Since 1979, Hospice & Palliative CareCenter has been committed to providing quality medical, emotional, spiritual, and social support to patients and families who face a serious illness – regardless of diagnosis, prognosis, or treatment. Today, Hospice & Palliative CareCenter provides these services in a 13-country area. Hospice offers bereavement services to families of Hospice patients as well as grief counseling to the community at large. Hospice’s Carousel Program offers pediatric palliative care to infants, children and their families. For more information about Hospice & Palliative CareCenter, contact Ann Gauthreaux, Director of Public Relations, at 336-768-3972, or see Hospice’s website at www.hospicecarecenter.org.

N.C. MARKETREADY ANNOUNCES SPRING COST SHARE CYCLE FOR VALUE-ADDED EQUIPMENT The North Carolina Value-Added Cost Share (NCVACS) program, administered by N.C. MarketReady, is now accepting applications for the spring funding cycle, Equipment Cost Share. This program is funded by the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission to support the development of value-added agricultural operations, an emerging sector of North Carolina agriculture. The NCVACS program works hand-in-hand with the USDA Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) by reducing the costs associated with professional services and equipment purchases that are not funded by the USDA grant. The spring cost share cycle allows valueadded producers to apply for equipment cost share funding. Applicants can seek to purchase new or used equipment with cost share funding. Equipment cost share awards will vary from 25 to 50 percent of the total cost of the equipment, up to a maximum of $25,000. Applications for NCVACS Equipment, spring 2010, are now available online at http://www.ncmarketready.org. Applications are due by March 30, 2010. Guidelines and a list of frequently asked questions can be found on the Web site. Award recipients will be notified by June 1, 2010. For additional information, contact Brittany Whitmire, NCVACS program coordinator, N.C. State University N.C. MarketReady, 919-830-9557 or brittany_whitmire@ncsu.edu.

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WENTWORTH - Nadine Cobb, of Mayodan, had life where she wanted it: full-time accounting job with Unifi, part-time photography business on the side. Then came February 2009. A thief broke into her home. Unifi gave her the dreaded pink slip. Reeling, Cobb took stock. For 25 years, accounting was the only career she had known. And since people and companies continue to need accountants, she saw no need to change fields. She did, however, need to update her resume and submit applications online. She could do neither because the thief had taken her computer. “I went to see Debi (Joyce) at the college (RCC) to see if the Small Business Center had computers I could use.” The Small Business Center is housed on campus, which Cobb

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LYNROCK Lee Moore (center) of SRI Surgical presents the EcoSense Award to Sheri Hall, RN, who oversees operating room supplies and equipment, and operating room Nursing Director Lisa Tucker, RN.

HOSPITAL SURGICAL DEPARTMENT RECEIVES ECOSENSE AWARD EDEN - Morehead Memorial Hospital’s Surgery Department recently was honored with the EcoSense Award from SRI Surgical in recognition of the hospital’s continuing effort to reduce bio-hazardous waste materials. The EcoSense Award recognizes healthcare systems that have shown a commitment to bio-hazardous waste reduction and related costs. SRI Surgical developed the award to encourage the use of reusable surgical products delivered through an efficient, cost-effective program

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AUXILIARY OPPORTUNITY You are invited! The members of the Eden Fire Department Auxiliary extend an invitation to attend their meeting on Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at Station #4, 135 East Stadium Drive, at 6:00 p.m. The purpose of the Auxiliary is to support our firefighters during controlled burns/training, and structure fires by providing hydration (such as water, gatorade, coffee) and snacks as needed. Meetings are normally held on the first Tuesday of each month, at 6:00 p.m. at Station #4, 135 East Stadium Drive. Membership is open to any of the family members of the firefighters, as well as other interested community members. Please join us for a meeting, ask any questions you may have, and decide if our auxiliary is a good place to donate some of you time and make some new friends. We look forward to meeting you!For more information, please call Lois Dunn, President at 336-635-5491 or email edenfiredepartmentauxiliary@yahoo.com.

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AVAILABLE RENTAL PROPERTY • 2 Bedroom apartments located at Glenwood Court Apartments. The rent is based on income, Rental assistance when available. • We are now accepting applications for Norman Court Apartments waiting list. This is an elderly complex which means in order to apply you would need to be 62 years of age or disable. Rent based on income. Rental assistance when available.

We are now accepting applications to add to our waiting list for Knollwood Court Apartments. These apartments are for applicants that are 62 years of age or disabled regardless of age. The rent is based on income. • 2 Bedroom Apartment Summerglen. Rent is $435 per month, $200 security deposit • 2 Bedroom Apartment Hampton Woods. Rent is $450 per month, $200 security deposit • 2 Bedroom Apartment Klycewood. The Rent is $450 per month, $200 security deposit Equal Housing Opportunity.

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We invite you to attend a free beginner's yoga class Saturday, February 27th. The class will begin at 9:30 am and last for one hour and fifteen minutes. All props are supplied by the studio. Please arrive ten minutes prior to class time. All levels welcome. The studio is located at 571B Bridge St. Eden, NC. For more information visit the website www.edenmassage-yoga.com or contact Kelley Pulliam RYT, LMBT NC License #8237 at 336-552-5826.

RED RIVER GRILL-NOW HAS BBQ AND RIBS Owner Donna Hopkins has started of 2010 with a new menu that included pulled pork BBQ and baby back ribs. She also has many lunch specials, including boneless fried chicken, chicken potato soup with grilled cheese, homemade meatloaf with ranch potatoes, homemade pot roast and fried shrimp. Stop by her 247 West King’s Hwy location or call 627-5000 for carryout.

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KING’S CHANDELIER COMPANY - LAMPS There are few things that make you appreciate the small amenities of life, like losing power for multiple days will do. Many Eden residents recently suffered power loss. At such times, it is important to think about how great light is when you have it. And, how much better life is when you have new, attractive lamps to project that light. King’s Chandelier has a wide assortment of lamps and other lighting to beautify your home when the lights come back on. Stop by to see what they have to offer.

When she said her prayers that night, she said, “Thank-you God for Mommy. We had a good Amanda Rorrer, Contributing writer run today.” I tucked her in with a Author of Runningwrite.blogspot.com smile on my face and walked I Corinthians We went outside and I began to away amazed, once again, at my 9:24-25 Know show her how to stretch and daughter. Her simple prayer ye not that explain the importance of staying reminded me of the ease with they which run on the correct side of the road. which we should be able to in a race run She promised to God in all, but one I WAS AMAZED AT THOSE approach receives the listen to my direc- LITTLE LEGS THAT HAD TO prayer. I also realized that prayer is a vital prize? So run, tions so that we Rorrer WORK TWICE AS that ye may could run safely. I part of what helps HARD AS MINE. obtain. And every man that strives told her we could “THIS IS FUN, MOMMY!” Christians build for the mastery is temperate in all walk a little if she “endurance” for daily SHE YELLED. things. Now they do it to obtain a felt like she needliving. corruptible crown; but we an incor- ed to rest, but no matter what, I As a runner, I build ruptible one. would not carry her. endurance by logging lots of As I laced up my shoes for I didn’t know how long this miles. Sometimes these miles are as run, my daughter said, “I want sudden fascination with running to go! I want to go!” I thought for would last, so I wanted to stay in less than ideal conditions like a second and said, “Sure, get your close to the house for our run. We extreme cold and even rain. But shoes on.” She ran to her room set off down a dead-end road and that’s life! The sun doesn’t and came back with tennis shoes she ran all the way to the end always shine and sometimes it’s on her feet. (If only she would without stopping (1/2 mile). I cold and rainy. There are times in move that fast in the mornings!) expected her to be tuckered out life when we have to slow down; we might want to give up, but we when we returned to the top of must keep moving…and praying. the road, but she wanted to keep Sometimes we find ourselves going. We turned down another running on the wrong side of the road and continued running. I road. Sometimes, it’s the wrong was amazed at those little legs road altogether. Prayer builds that had to work twice as hard as Christian endurance by putting us mine. “This is fun, Mommy!” she on track for the direction God yelled. would have us go. The more we We ran two whole miles practice prayer, the closer we are together. Not bad for a four-year- drawn to Him and the more preold. We had to slow down a few pared we are to handle the diffitimes, but I urged her to keep on cult days in life; those days when going, to keep moving, and never we can’t see the road at all. stop completely. I explained what As a runner, I want to build “endurance” means in terms that endurance and have a healthy she could understand: It’s prac- body with a strong heart, musticing really hard so our muscles cles, and lungs. But as a will get stronger. Eventually, we Christian, I want to build can go faster and farther. endurance by having a strong relationship with God, by studying His word, and praying about all things. Practicing these things is like the “stretch” before the run. They help one endure with 441 Mebane Bridge Road a strong spirit and positive attitude. All the while, we are being Eden, North Carolina 27288 shaped to go further and faster for 336-623-5664 God. Fine Dining : Lounge special daily. Full Service Catering God doesn’t expect us to be Friday & Saturday Night perfect, but he does expect us to keep trying and to look to Him Surf & Turf Buffet for guidance. But unlike my 4-10 p.m. - $15.95 efforts to teach my daughter to (Limited Time Only) endure by not carrying her, God does carry us when we are weary Featuring : All you can eat Crab Legs, Prime Rib, from the race of life. All we have Shrimp, Oysters, Fish, Salad Bar, Dessert Bar, to do is ask, and He will see us to and much much more... the finish line.

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Continued from Page 14 knew because she had taken the center’s “How to Start a Small Business” course under Joyce. The center had a computer, but not the software Cobb needed, so Joyce took the opportunity to do some business counseling. She asked Cobb if she was interested in starting her own accounting company. When Cobb indicated she might, Joyce told her about GATE (Growing America Through Entrepreneurship). GATE is a federally funded program aimed at residents of rural counties who lost a job through no fault of their own. Those who qualify for the program can fill out a GATE application. Of those applicants, random individuals are chosen to receive scholarships which can be used to help the recipient receive the training they need to be successful entrepreneurs. Interested, Cobb applied for and was awarded a scholarship which she used to further her education in tax preparation through classes at NC State University and the National Tax Training School. She and Joyce were also successful in setting up a six-month internship for her with Bookkeeping Plus, a company in Madison owned by Amy Collins. Recently, Cobb finished the internship and had a ribbon-cutting for her new business in Mayodan, Nadine Cobb Accounting & Tax, LLC. I decided I didn’t want to be a victim anymore,” said Cobb. “I wanted to be in charge of my destiny. I wanted to receive the rewards – not just monetary, but respect in the community and from my peers – from working hard and doing my best. As an employee, your performance doesn’t save you. Even if you work hard, your job could be at risk.” Cobb is one of nine successful entrepreneurs in Rockingham County who began their current ventures through the new GATE program. They operate a variety of businesses from technologybased to restaurants. “Small businesses are the backbone and fabric of our economic recovery,” said Joyce. “They will provide the means to get us, as a nation, where we need to be.” Successful GATE entrepreneurs are featured on WGSR.TV every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. For more information on GATE, go to www.ncprojectgate.org.

CONSPIRACY

TO

COMMIT MURDER CHARGED

On February 4, 2010, Eden Police Department investigators initiated an investigation concerning Conspiracy to Commit Murder involving her ex-husband. Sandy Irby Kallam of 710 Edmund Street, Madison, North Carolina was identified as the suspect in this case. On February 10, 2010, investigators with the Eden Police Department arrested Sandy Irby Kallam for one count of Felony Conspiracy to commit First Degree Murder. Bond is $1,000,000 secured. Scheduled in Rockingham District Court on March 3, 2010. Anyone having information concerning this case is asked to contact Sergeant Clint Simpson at the Eden Police Department at 336-623-9240 ext. 236.

BOBBY BROWN RELEASE DELAYED WENTWORTH - In a letter dated January 14, 2010, the NC Department of Corrections Prison Division informed Sheriff Page of a consideration being given to granting family visits to Bobby Brown. Brown, was an inmate at Forsyth Correctional Center and by acceptance into this program, he would be allowed to visit his Brown sister’s home in Rockingham County. Bobby Ray Brown was convicted in September of 1985 of Murder First Degree and sentenced to death. Later, his sentence was reduced to “life in prison”. Brown is currently in minimum level III and had a parole date of June 13, 2010. Sheriff Page believed the best interest of citizens, especially those in Rockingham County would not be served with any release of Brown. Sheriff Page had an active part in the original case, and received support for his decision by making contact with others. He began communication with Reidsville Chief Ed Hunt and Alamance Sheriff Terry Johnson. Both had been with the State Bureau of Investigation and a part of the original investigation. He also spoke with Eden Chief Reece Pyrtle, the Parole Commission, and a member of the victim’s family As result of the aforementioned opposition, Sheriff Page has received a letter from Bradford Bannerman, a Parole Case Analyst with the State of North Carolina Post Release Supervision and Parole Commission. The Parole Commission has suspended Bobby Ray Brown’s participation in the Mutual Agreement Parole Program (MAPP). Bobby Brown has been suspended from MAPP and denied parole. His case is scheduled to be reviewed for parole purposes again on or about February 5, 2013. Sheriff Page: “I was pleased to hear that Bobby Brown will not be allowed on the streets of Rockingham County, until at least 2013. At that time, I will again object in the interest of the citizens I have sworn to protect.”


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HOMEMADE

IS ALWAYS BETTER, EVEN IN MUSIC

Do you remember the Andy Griffith Show episode in which a man came to Mayberry and recorded all the local musical talent? He made an album of their music and sold it to National Records in Richmond, Va. From there he planned to go to New York to see if he could cut another deal. Frankly, the talent in fictional Mayberry is no better than what exists all over Rockingham County. And every year these talented artists gather at Rockingham Community College for an entertaining evening of great fiddle, guitar, harmonica and more in what is known as Homemade Music. In its twelfth year, Homemade Music not only showcases local musical skills, the event raises money for the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Those attending are asked to give a donation. All proceeds benefit Habit for Humanity. Sponsored by the RCC Musician’s Guild, Homemade Music combines rollicking old favorites with exciting new tunes. Back this year are acclaimed guitar instructor and accomplished flat-picker, Ed Dodson; popular harmonica and guitar duo, Keith Sigmon and Lee Dishmon; Jim Harvish and his band, “One

String Over”; and, of course, the notable Campus Tradition, a foursome comprised of current and former RCC employees. New this year are RCC employee Jim Harvish, who will perform with his band, “One String Over,” and high school/RCC students Zach Yarborough and Patrick Cardwell. Cardwell teams up with his father, RCC employee Chip Cardwell, to sing several gospel favorites. Homemade Music will be held Friday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. in the RCC auditorium. “We encourage everyone to come out and have a good time,” said Musicians' Guild advisor Lee Dodson. “Chase the winter's blues away by enjoying some great live music and raising money for a cause that helps people in our own community.”

Ed Dodson Campus Tradition

Renee Henry

Sigmon & Dishmon

Jim Harvish

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.

Tutor Training Graduates Nine people recently completed training as volunteer tutors with the Rockingham County Literacy Project. Front row, seated, left to right, they are Shirley Austin, Dabney Thacker, and trainer Joyce Burgart. Second row, standing: Judy Fisher, June Hawes, Josh Sutcliffe, Sarah Pierce, and Bonnie Kober. Not pictured are: Ann Bradsher and Sherry Hall. They will tutor local adults in reading, writing, and math.

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This old photo is from the Francis Photography collection at the Eden Historical Museum. 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.


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ANNUAL EDEN LIBRARY FRIENDS' DINNER SCHEDULED Be sure to reserve your space for the Annual Spring Friends of the Library Dinner and Author Talk. Guest speaker this year will be Deborah Heinecker,author of The Reluctant Psychic and Franklin County Ghosts. Deborah began working in corporate America, was a children's librarian, and then was partnered with her current coauthor, Athena Varonis in the FBI. Deborah now resides in Reidsville but is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. Recently, Deborah and Athena were featured on the Biography Channel's Psychic Investigators, ant they are being considered for a continuing series on that channel because of the interest generated

by their work with law enforcement. Heinecker is truly a reluctant psychic, considering herself lucky to have an ability to help solve crimes. If you are a member of the Friends of the Eden Library, join us for an evening with Deborah and Athena at 6:30pm Tuesday, April 13,2010. If you would like to become a Friend of the Eden Library please drop by the library and pick up a form. Memberships are yearly and cost as following: Seniors $5, Individual $10, Family $20, Special Friend $50, Patron $100, Life Member $500. The cost of the Author Talk and Dinner is $10 per member,$12 per non-member.

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Dr. Billy S. Martin, Evangelist and Bible Conference Speaker, will be speaking at Victory Baptist Church, 2040 E. Stadium Dr., Eden, N.C. February 21 - 24, 2010, Sunday 11:00 a.m. & Evenings 7:00 p.m. Dr. Martin has a rich and varied background of ministry, having served as pastor, evangelist, and Bible college professor. In addition, he has served extensively in the field of missions. His ministry has allowed him to travel widely in the United States and Canada as well as in South America, Africa, Europe, and the Near East. His academic preparation includes an undergraduate degree from Piedmont Baptist College in Winston Salem, N.C., and a graduate degree as well as a Doctor of Divinity degree from Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C. He has also studied at Elon University in Elon, N.C. Both at home and abroad he has been widely used in the field of evangelism. The ministry has taken him over forty nations, but equally rewarding has been his opportunity to conduct over one hundred evangelistic campaigns in his home city, Winston Salem, N.C. An accomplished Bible student, Dr. Martin’s expository messages will provide answers for some of life’s baffling problems. The public is invited to attend these services as guest of Pastor Thomas Mitchell and the Victory Baptist Family.

COLE

ANNOUNCES COUNTY CITIZENS HAVE CASH OR STOCKS OWED TO THEM

Rep. Nelson Cole would like you to watch in the next Eden’s Own Journal for a continued listing of Rockingham County citizens who have cash or stocks waiting for them with the state. There is approximately $380,000 in stocks and cash, which is owed to over 1400 people in Rockingham County alone. The state does not put forth an extensive effort to find these persons or businesses. Starting in the January 15th issue names will be listed so that you can see if you or someone you know are on it. The names will be listed with the last known town they were located in. Contact the call center at (919) 508-1000 Unfortunately, there is not a toll free number available. In most cases, individuals had moved, so there would need to be proof of the former address, as well as the social security number. In the case of a death , there would need to be a death certificate and a form from the clerk of court. For stocks, individuals will be sent a form to complete. See more in our next issue... Foster, Myra L Fountain, Marlon T Fox, Mary G Foye, Garland Foye, William R French, Curtis R French, Joyce N Fretwell, J Fretwell, John David Fretwell, Tommy Frye, Karen Fulcher, Patrick Fulp, Bok Fultz, Emily K Fultz, Randolph Futch, Frederick Gabriel, Deborah Gainey, Paul Galiano, Holly Gallimore, Dane A Galloway, Dwayne Galloway, Frankie Galloway, Frankie Galloway, Gloria B Galloway, Sarah B Gann, William C Garcia, Cenaider Garcia, Juan Garcia, Lozano Pedra Gardner, John Garfield, Curtis Garner, Ellen Garner, Nancy Scales Garrison, Michelle Gentry, John George, Joshua German, J MD Gibbs, Tonya J Gibbs, Tyrone R Gibson, Daisy Gilbert, Clyde W Gilden, Active Wear SRL Gilley, Edward Gilley, Jackie F Gilley, Kelly Gilley, Micheal Gilliam, Billy M Jr Gilmore, Dorothy Gilmore, Marion J Glass, Chris GMAC Goggin, Jordan Goins, Larry W Goins, Ricky D Golding, Melissa Goltare, Elizabeth C Gonzalez, Fernando Gonzalez, Luis G MD Gooden, Evelyn Gordon, Annie Gordan, Shelby S Gore, Patrice Gorrell, Charlotte Granade, Jean Granados, Victor H Graves, Bryan Graves, Eliza Redd Graves, Georgia Graves, Lawyer M Graves, Marvine Graves, Picolia D Gray, Christie Gray, Denise Gray, Lonnie R Gray, Mickey Gray, Robert Robbie Gray, Ruben Gray, Wendy G Green, Louisa Greenpoint Credit Greer, Stella D Greer, Steven P Grembi, Dominick J Griffin, Bill Griffin, Carolyn Griffin, Hope Griffin, Sandra W Griffin, Wayne Griffin, William J Groc, Bills Service And Groc, Bills Service And Grogan, Jessie C Gross, Garnett Grubbs, Sheila Jean Guerrant, Annette G Guerras, Jose A Guerrero, Juan Gunn, Pauline C Gwynn, Henry G Gwynn, Lizzie P Hackney, Lisa Hackney, Richard Hagwood, Taryn Hairfield, Sue E Hairston, Mahogany Hairston, Millner Evelyn N Hairston, Tanyal M Eden Hairston, Thelma Hall, Jimmy Ray Hall, Jr Inc. Hall, Lavonne Hall, Mary

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13 TH ANNUAL CAREGIVERS OF ROCKINGHAM COUNTY CAREGIVERS BOWL-A-THON February 27, 2010 - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. ( 90 Minute team shifts throughout the day ) Location: Reidsville Lanes 1640 Freeway Drive, Reidsville, North Carolina Needed: • Bowlers, Team Captains, Group Coordinators • 32 Lane Sponsors, • Event Sponsors, Gold Pin Sponsors & Silver Pin Sponsors, Prize Donors. Come, have fun and help raise $$$$ for Caregivers of Rockingham County Caregivers of Rockingham County is an interfaith nonprofit volunteer organization that provides free services to the elderly and disabled. For more information please contact us at (336) 361-0971.Visit us on the web at www.caregiversofrockinghamcounty.org. All Gifts are Tax Deductible.

Financial Focus Edward Jones SMART INVESTMENT MOVES As an investor, you might wonder what the new year has in store for you. While economic and market forces are, as always, somewhat unpredictable, the overall outlook is generally favorable — and by making the right moves, you can further improve your chances of making 2010 a good year for your portfolio. And one of the best moves you can make is to stay invested. If you had jumped out of the market during the long downturn from late 2007 through March 2009, you would have missed quite a rally. In fact, the Dow Jones Industrial Average staged a considerable comeback from its March lows, climbing 61.1 percent in 2009. The S & P 500 rose 66.7 percent off of its low. Still, it’s unlikely that we’ll experience returns in this neighborhood for 2010. Although we may see reasonably strong growth in corporate earnings — a key driver of stock prices — stocks are no longer as undervalued as they were when the rally began. However, although we still face some significant issues, such as high unemployment and tight credit, most experts predict that the economic recovery will continue in 2010, though not at a sizzling pace. And a growing economy is usually good news for investors.

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Of course, despite the potentially favorable investment environment, there’s always the possibility of bumps in the road. To protect yourself, consider taking these steps: * Stick with “buy and hold.” Despite some claims that “buyand-hold” is no longer a viable investment strategy given today’s volatile markets, it worked pretty well for those investors who were patient enough to ride out the bear market. Continue looking for quality investments and holding them until they no longer meet your needs or until the fundamentals of the investments themselves change. * Own some short-term investments. During the long bear market, short-term investments, particularly cash, held up better than most other assets. Yet many investors had too little cash in their portfolios. Don’t make that mistake. Keep an appropriate amount of cash for your age, income level, risk tolerance and long-term goals. * Consider adding fixedincome investments. By owning some fixed-income vehicles, such as bonds, you can help reduce the effects of volatility on your portfolio. And if you hold your bonds until maturity, which is often a wise move, you can rely on them for a source of steady income. As always, make

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sure you understand the risks before investing. * Watch for changes in investment taxes. In the coming year, the tax rate may increase for long-term capital gains and stock dividends. If that happens, you may need to review your investment mix. However, even if the long-term capital gains rate rises, you’ll still likely be better off holding quality investments for many years, thereby giving them the time to potentially overcome short-term price volatility. And even if taxes rise on dividends, dividend-paying stocks, with their ability to provide both income and growth potential, can be a valuable part of your portfolio. (Keep in mind, though, that companies may reduce or eliminate dividends at any time.) No one can say for sure what 2010 will bring to the investment world. But by preparing your investment strategy for a range of possibilities, and by making changes as needed, you can make this a year of progress toward your important financial goals.

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WHO ARE THE MOREHEAD HIGH SCHOOL FENCING PANTHERS? Story & photos by: Vernita Lowe

Did you know that Morehead High School has a fencing team? Yes, the high school has a fencing team, and the team has been around for nearly nine years. Many of the school’s own students are unaware of what fencing is and that their school even has a team. This is because the popularity of the sport has varied throughout the state but has never been that high in the Rockingham County area. Another factor that has prevented fencing from being well known around here is the fact that the fencing season is in the winter, and the sport is overshadowed by basketball. Even if their season could be moved back to the fall, they would be seriously overshadowed by football, the most popular high school sport in the state. With this in mind, Morehead High School fencing students would like to see their sport rise in popularity someway and somehow.

Not only does Morehead High School have a fencing team, but other high schools in North Carolina and southern Virginia have teams as well. The league our Panthers belong to is called the NC Fencing League, and it includes teams from Elkin High School, East Chapel Hill High School, the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Bishop McGuiness High School in Kernersville, the Cape Fear Fencing Club and Carlisle Prep High School in Martinsville, Virginia. Have you ever been to a fencing tournament? If you answered no, then here is your chance. The Morehead Fencing Panthers will be hosting a tournament they will also compete in on Saturday February 27, from 10am-5pm, in the high school’s old gymnasium. Admission is free. Please accept their cordial invitation and show your support of some awesome high school students. Go Panthers!

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MOREHEAD HIGH SCHOOL FENCING PANTHERS!

Lynsey Caillouet A Senior at MHS, Caillouet is a new face on the fencing team, but she is no stranger to MHS athletics. She’s been on the Panthers’ swimming team for the past four season and came to the fencing team “wanting to try something new.” What she sought is exactly what she found. She is happy that her friend Mariah influenced her to join the team and says that the sport “has both enriched and broadened my horizon.” She has been accepted into Appalachian State University where she will be studying criminal justice.

Chris Cruise A Senior at MHS, Cruise has only been on the team 2 years. He loves the sport so much that he regrets not having joined during his Freshman year. After high school, Cruise plans on fencing for UNCG. He says “I enjoy this sport because it is both competitive and relaxing.” He says of his teammates and fellow competitors from other schools, “they are all funny and yet unique people, and I greatly enjoy their company and sportsmanship.”

Alice Wright A Junior at MHS, Wright absolutely “loves” fencing. This is her 2nd year on the fencing team, and she plans on fencing at UNCG someday, “If they have a fencing team,” she says.

Lydia Moore A Junior at MHS, Lydia Moore is enjoying her first year on the fencing team. She plans on fencing again during her senior year but probably will not fence in college.

Jacob Webb Jacob likes fencing so much he can only find one word to describe it: “Cool.” The challenge associated with practicing with the sword is his favorite part of the sport.

Chanel Fuller Fuller is a Senior at MHS and this is her first year on the fencing team. She plans on fencing in college someday but has not disclosed which school she will be attending.

Mariah Miller A Junior at MHS, Miller has been fencing for 3 years and has been on the “A” Team for the past 2 years. She plans on attending East Carolina University after high school and joining the ECU fencing team.

Cameron Harmon A Senior at MHS, Harmon has been fencing for 4 years. He plans on fencing for UNCG this fall. Harmon says “Fencing is a sport that I enjoy very much. I have gained many attributes from fencing, such as using good intellect and learning to be chivalrous. Fencing has also forced me to step out of my comfort zone and become fearless on the strip.” Harmon strongly encourages others to take on the challenge of fencing, with the hope that the sport will do for others what it has done for him.

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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.

CONCERNING THE FEBRUARY 4, 2010 ROCKINGHAM COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING Two items were on the agenda. The first concerned a contract between the City of Reidsville and Rockingham County to handle Reidsville’s waste at the County landfill, which was approved. The second item was the “hot” one, the Horse Park of the South (HPOTS). The commissioners’ chamber was full of people who were for and against the project. Both groups had on identifying badges. Several individuals spoke and, in my opinion, said basically the same things mentioned in the past. Tom Robinson again spoke in favor of the project, but he seemed hesitant to proceed due to the increased cost of everything. Glenn Petty from Denver, Colorado, spoke about the greatness of this facility. Mr. Petty was the original director of the equestrian center in Williamston, NC. He talked about the history and hard times experienced by that center and the one in Lexington, VA. Neither Petty nor Robinson sounded as positive tonight and indicated that things could get worse before they get better, with the present economy. Personal comments and observations: The director of the Virginia horse center has volunteered to come before the commissioners to talk about their experience. Some of our commissioners do not seem to want to hear the negative aspects of this project. (This is sometimes called being realistic.) Most of the time in Rockingham County, the negative has not been mentioned, including how many centers have failed or have experienced money problems. After the meeting was over, I saw Jerry Owens and Jim Isley go into the Horse Park of the South corporate headquarters – the county manager’s office. This secret advisory committee has done enough to tax the citizens of Rockingham County. It is time for them to come from behind closed doors and let the people know what is going on. Corporate papers on file show Rockingham County as headquarters for this corporation. Who paid for the papers to be drawn up and the filing fee?

These papers show as agent, a county employee, Graham Pervier, who is Economic Development Manager. Too much is happening without taxpayer knowledge. Do you suppose we will each be issued a cowboy hat and boots? The boots will need to be tall enough to stay above “it” when we step in it. Don’t get me wrong, I personally am in favor of the Horse

Park if Rockingham County does not foot the bill and the state funds it as they have Williamston. One question that occurs to me is – if this project is so great, why don’t these promoters put up their own cash? Selling stock could be an option if the project were for profit and

not a governmental entity. I guess the next corporation to be formed will be for the McMichael Civic Center, where decisions will be made behind closed doors and forced on the taxpayers. WAKE UP, PEOPLE!! Times are tough unless you have a secure job. Currently, we are paying for an overpriced courthouse/jail complex, an animal shelter and a library in western Rockingham County. We are also responsible for maintenance on these buildings, existing county buildings and schools. Architects love this County because they are designing on a percentage basis – and they do not even live in the county. That brings up another pet peeve of mine. We have many county employees who do not live in the county. Did we look first for local people to fill positions? We have hired people and firms from Michigan, South Carolina, Greensboro and other locations outside the county. They are/were paid well, but did the county taxpayers benefit?

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For The Fun Of It WHERE TO MEET FOR DINNER

THE TOOTH FAIRY

When a group of 40-year-old buddies met, they discussed where they should meet for dinner. Finally, it is agreed that they should meet at the Gausthof zum Lowen restaurant because the waitresses wear lowcut blouses and mini-skirts, and are very shapely.

After losing another tooth, eight-year-old Timmy became more curious about the elusive tooth fairy. Finally putting two and two together, he came right out and asked his mother, “Mom, are you the tooth fairy?” Assuming he was old enough to hear the truth, she replied, “Yes, I am.” Timmy seemed to take this news quite well. But as he headed for the door, he slowly turned back toward his mother with a curious look on his face and said, “Wait a minute. How do you get into the other kids’ houses?”.

10 years later, at 50 years of age, the group meets again and once again discuss where they should meet. Finally it is agreed that they should meet at the Gausthof zum Lowen because the food there is very good and the wine selection is excellent. 10 years later, at 60 years of age, the group meets again and once again discusses where they should meet. Finally it is agreed that they should meet at the Gausthof zum Lowen because they can eat there in peace and quiet, and the restaurant is smoke free. 10 years later, at 70 years of age, the group meets again and once again discusses where they should meet. Finally it is agreed that they should meet at the Gausthof zum Lowen because the restaurant is wheel chair accessible and they even have an elevator. 10 years later, at 80 years of age, the group meets again and once again discusses where they should meet. Finally it is agreed that it's a good idea that they should meet at the Gausthof zum Lowen because they have never been there before.

WHAT YOUR PETS WOULD WRITE IN THEIR DIARIES Excerpt from a Dog's Diary. 8:00 am - Dog food! My favorite thing! 9:30 am - A car ride! My favorite thing! 9:40 am - A walk in the park! My favorite thing! 10:30 am - Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing! 12:00 pm - Lunch! My favorite thing! 1:00 pm - Played in the yard! My favorite thing! 3:00 pm - Wagged my tail! My favorite thing! 5:00 pm - Milk Bones! My favorite thing! 7:00 pm - Got to play ball! My favorite thing! 8:00 pm - Wow! Watched TV with the people! My favorite thing! 11:00 pm - Sleeping on the bed! My favorite thing! Excerpt from a Cat's Diary. Day 983 of my captivity.... My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are fed hash or some sort of dry nuggets. Although I make my contempt for the rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in order to keep up my strength. The only thing that keeps me going is my dream of escape. In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomit on the carpet. Today I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their feet. I had hoped this would strike fear into their hearts, since it clearly demonstrates what I am capable of. However, they merely made condescending comments about what a 'good little hunter' I am. There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight. I was placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event. However, I could hear the noises and smell the food. I overheard that my confinement was due to the power of ‘allergies.’ I must learn what this means and how to use it to my advantage. Today I was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one of my tormentors by weaving around his feet as he was walking. I must try this again tomorrow -- but at the top of the stairs. I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and snitches. The dog receives special privileges. He is regularly released - and seems to be more than willing to return. He is obviously retarded. The bird has got to be an informant. I observe him communicating with the guards regularly. I am certain that he reports my every move. My captors have arranged protective custody for him in an elevated cell, so he is safe... For now.

FAMILY TRADITION The Smith’s were proud of their family tradition. Their ancestors had come to America on the Mayflower. They had included Senators and Wall Street wizards. They decided to compile a family history, a legacy for their children and grandchildren. They hired a fine author. Only one problem arose - how to handle that great-uncle George, who was executed in the electric chair. The author assured the family he could handle the story as tactfully as possible and was given the go-ahead to write the book. The book appeared. It said “Great-uncle George occupied a chair of applied electronics at an important government institution and was attached to his position by the strongest of ties. His death came as a great shock.”.

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A husband read an article to his wife about how many words women use a day.... 30,000 to a man's 15,000. The wife replied, 'The reason has to be because we have to repeat everything to men... The husband then turned to his wife and asked, 'What?'

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A couple drove down a country road for several miles, not saying a word. An earlier discussion had led to an argument and neither of them wanted to concede their position. As they passed a barnyard of mules, goats, and pigs, the husband asked sarcastically, 'Relatives of yours?' 'Yep,' the wife replied, 'inlaws.'

SUNBATHING Joan, who was a rather wellproportioned secretary, spent almost all of her vacation sunbathing on the roof of her hotel. She wore a bathing suit the first day, but on the second, she decided that no one could see her way up there, and she slipped out of it for an overall tan. She'd hardly begun when she heard someone running up the stairs. She was lying on her stomach, so she just pulled a towel over her rear. "Excuse me, miss," said the flustered assistant manager of the hotel, out of breath from running up the stairs. "The Hilton doesn't mind your sunbathing on the roof, but we would very much appreciate your wearing a bathing suit as you did yesterday." "What difference does it make?" Joan asked rather calmly. "No one can see me up here, and besides, I'm covered with a towel." "Not exactly," said the embarrassed man. "You're lying on the dining room skylight."

An Iowan walks into a hardware store and asks for a chain saw that will cut 6 trees in one hour. The salesman recommends the top of the line model. The Iowan is suitably impressed, and buys it. The next day he brings it back and says, "This chain saw is defective. It would only cut down 1 tree and it took ALL DAY!" The salesman takes the chain saw, starts it up to see what's wrong, and the Iowan says, "What's that noise?"

THE REMOTE Jennifer watched as the cashier rang up her purchases. “Cash, check or charge?” She asked after folding the items Jennifer had bought. As she fumbled for her wallet The cashier noticed a television remote control in her purse. “Do you always carry your TV remote?” The cashier asked. “No,” she replied, “but my husband refused to come shopping with me, and I figured this was the best retaliation.”.

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No person really decides before they grow up who they're going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you're stuck with... -- Kristen, age 10 WHAT IS THE RIGHT AGE TO GET MARRIED? Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then. -- Camille, age 10 HOW CAN A STRANGER TELL IF TWO PEOPLE ARE MARRIED? You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids. -- Derrick, age 8 WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR MOM AND DAD HAVE IN COMMON? Both don't want any more kids. -- Lori, age 8 WHAT DO MOST PEOPLE DO ON A DATE? Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough... -- Lynnette, age 8 (isn't she a treasure?) On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date.. -- Martin, age 10 (isn't he ready for the world of dating?) WHAT WOULD YOU DO ON A FIRST DATE THAT WAS TURNING SOUR? I'd run home and play dead. The next day I would call all the newspapers and make sure they wrote about me in all the dead columns. -- Craig, age 9 WHEN IS IT OKAY TO KISS SOMEONE? When they're rich. -- Pam, age 7 The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn't want to mess with that. -- Curt, age 7 The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them... It's the right thing to do. -- Howard, age 8 IS IT BETTER TO BE SINGLE OR MARRIED? It's better for girls to be single but not for boys.. Boys need someone to clean up after them. -- Anita, age 9 (bless you child) HOW WOULD THE WORLD BE DIFFERENT IF PEOPLE DIDN'T GET MARRIED? There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn't there? -- Kelvin, age 8 (I like this kid) And the #1 Favorite is .....

Fathers If it's true that girls are inclined to marry men like their fathers, it is understandable why so many mothers cry so much at weddings. Wedding Kids At a friend's wedding, everything went smoothly until it was time for the flower girl and her young escort to come down the aisle. The boy stopped at every pew, growling at the guests. When asked afterward why he behaved so badly, he explained, "I was just trying to be a good ring bear." The Good Maid Man calls home. Maid answers phone. He says, "Can I speak to my wife?" She says, "No, she's upstairs in bed with her boyfriend." He replys, "Ok, go to the hall closet and take out my shotgun. Go upstairs and kill them both." Being the loyal maid, she says, "Ok." 5 minutes later she picks up the phone and says, "Ok, they're both dead. What should I do with the bodies?" He says, "Throw them in the pool, and I'll take care of them when I get home." She says, "We don't have a pool." He asks, "Is this 555-1234?"

Nona Craft, Educator, Leaksville Spray Elementary Eden, North Carolina

“Grrrrrr.” That is the sound of anger. Teeth clenched, eyes narrowed, muscles tense, ears pinned back. OK, that is the dog down the street from my house but except for the ears it could be my ex. Anger can really do damage my friend. Anger causes many and widespread negative effects on the body and society. Anger can actually reduce the heart’s ability to pump blood says medical experts. “In a moment of anger you can experience muscle tension, higher blood pressure, headaches and chest pain.” No matter how much you eat right or exercise, you are putting yourself at risk if you do not get your anger under control. According to WebMd, “The body, the adrenal system, has to rest after awhile. If your reaction to situations is chronically angry the body begins to breakdown. We see this especially with heart disease and the immune system.” Eventually, angry people will experience more sickness. So, you say that you know how to hold it in? You suppress your anger? That is not good either. You can have insomnia, resentment, eating disorders, frequent colds, headaches and even depression, all from anger! Now you have anger eating you up on the inside. That is not what we want is it? Great, now we are mad about being angry! What can we do? I am glad you asked! There are techniques that may help. Here are a few:

• “Don’t sweat the small stuff” You can’t control it so learn to be OK with that! • Practice forgiveness - release the power of bad experiences • Talk it out with a friend - those who can keep their mouth shut • Write it down - and then burn or shred what you wrote • Take anger management classes • Meditation - Believe • Exercise ( try Zumba classes at Mayodan Recreation Center) • Listen to soft, relaxing music shut your eyes and think peaceful thoughts • Be positive despite what is irritating you and anger will weaken • Think daily about the benefits of patience - Patience is Power • Laugh daily- (but not at someone) What causes anger? Some say that the primary cause is (don’t get mad when you read this) actually our own selfishness and the secondary cause is said to be frustration (the step before anger). Frustration and then anger comes when we cannot get what we want or we get something we do not want. Adjust your expectations. One thing that is predictable is the unpredictability of life. Things will not go your way, learn to celebrate that knowing, that eventually it will be for the best. So as I ride to work and look at the beautiful sunrise, listening to soothing music and thinking about my blessings, how can I be angry? Look up my friend. A merry heart does good like a medicine. Take a dose right now.

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The State Board of Elections and several nonpartisan groups are conducting a poster contest to promote voter registration among young people in North Carolina. The winning poster will be reproduced and distributed to high schools, local election officials, and civic groups for voter education and registration efforts. Goal: Create a poster with a catchy slogan and graphic design that inspires teenagers as young as 16 to register to vote! The final poster will be 17 x 22 inches and printed in full color (CMYK). In addition to the overall slogan, the poster should highlight (or leave space for text that highlights) two points: • You can register to vote if you are at least 16 and a US citizen. • You can vote in the primary and general election if you register and if you will be at least 18 on the Election Day in November. Background: A new law in North Carolina allows citizens to register to vote as young as 16 year old. The voting age does not change, but early registration (or pre-registration) for 16 year olds makes sense, because that’s the age when most teenagers take Civics in high school or visit the DMV to get a driver’s license, where they will be asked if they want to register. Prizes: The winner of the contest will receive $200. The runner-up will receive $100. Representatives of the State Board of Elections, Democracy North Carolina, NC Civic Education Consortium, NC Center for Voter Education, and Kids Voting NC will be the final judges. Rules for Submission: Only North Carolina residents age 16 to 19 are eligible to submit an entry for the contest and they must affirm that they alone are the creator of the poster submitted. Eligible teenagers may work together as a team to submit an entry (and divide the prize money if they win). Submitting Your Entry: The entry may be submitted electronically (as a PDF or JPG file) to postercontest@democracync.org or in hard copy to: Poster Contest Democracy NC 1821 Green Street Durham, NC 27705. The entry must be accompanied with the contact information for the poster creator, including name, age, full address, email, phone number, grade and school attending, guardian’s name and phone number, and, if relevant, contact information for a teacheradviser. The deadline for all entries is midnight, April 15, 2010. The winner will be announced by May 1. The State Board of Elections and Democracy North Carolina reserve the right to modify the poster, in consultation with the winner, to include contact information and other pertinent details.

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RECREATION NEWS EDEN PARKS & REC. • Need help filing your taxes. Help for seniors and those making under $46,000 is being offered at the Garden of Eden Senior Center 508 Orchard Drive Beginning Jan. 27th and ending April 9th every Wed and Thurs. from 10-2. Also, Sat February 20th from 10-2. You must call 627-4711 for an appointment. • Get involved in activities at the Senior Center. Activities include: Rook, Friends Club, Knit & Crochet Classes, Craft Classes, Paint classes, Bible Study and Sit & Sew. Call 627-4711 for details. • Come Exercise with us on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 8:15-9:00. Sit down or stand up class using resistance bands, balls and hand held weights. • Line Dance every Monday at 10:15 am.

• New!!! Hand and Foot card game – Anyone interested in playing the card game Hand and Foot please show up at the Garden of Eden Senior Center at 1:00 pm. on Wednesdays. • Craft Class – First Tuesday of each month. March 2nd. We will be making Easter wreaths. Free of charge. Must furnish your own supplies. • Legal Aide – March 11th Call for an appt. 1-800-951-2257. • Bingo Bash held at the Senior Center 627-4711. Everyone is welcome!! March 15th. • 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. EDEN BOYS & GIRLS CLUB The Boys and Girls club of Eden

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The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. ~C.C. Scott

Gail Willis, the Worthless Check Coordinator with our office, has been diagnosed with Colon Cancer. She was told by her Doctor on January 14, 2010 that she will have to continue chemotherapy for the rest of her life. While her spirits are good, the medical bills are weighing heavy on her mind. We would like to take some of this burden off of her and her family. A Spaghetti Dinner will be held February 20, 2010 to benefit Gail and her family. The dinner will consist of salad, spaghetti, bread, and homemade desserts. It will last from 5:30 PM until 7:30 PM. at the Centenary United Methodist Church on Settle Bridge Road across from Shiloh Airport. Adults - $5, children under 12 $3 and additional donations are accepted and appreciated. If you are interested in attending, would like to make a donation, would like to help, or have any questions please feel free to contact me. Chrissy Dalton Griffin, Legal Assistant RC District Attorney's Office - 17-A Prosecutorial District Post Office Box 35, Wentworth, NC 27375 (336) 342-8760 • (336) 616-1180 fax • chrissy.d.griffin@nccourts.org

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY – RELAY FOR LIFE The 2010 Relay For Life of Rockingham County kicked off in January at Morehead High School. We will be returning to Freedom Park in Eden for the event on May 14-15th and invite all organizations, businesses, churches and interested community members to join us by forming a team! Contact Bree Myers for more info. Bree Myers, Community Manager Alamance, Caswell, Rockingham and Stokes counties American Cancer Society 4-A Oak Branch Drive, Greensboro, NC 27407 336.627.3334 ( Home Office) • 336.404.4988 (Cell Phone) 336.834.8777 (fax)

WOMEN’S SHELTER New Beginnings stores and their sister stores in Madison and Reidsville, are in need of household cleaning supplies, feminine toiletries and diapers for the women’s shelter and as for the stores: household goods, furniture, jewelry, books and spring clothing of all sizes, adult and children’s.

THE RUN TO THE END ZONE Morehead High School - Eden - March 13, 2010 5K / Fun Walk / 1 Mile Tot Trot MHS Touchdown Football Boosters Club. Register online at active.com. Onsite registration and packet pickup, Friday, March 12th 7am 7:30pm at MHS Cafeteria. Saturday, March 13th 7am - 8:45 at MHS Cafeteria. 9am - 5K Run/Walk Begins. Free T-Shirts to all participants! Guarantee size of choice by registering online.

are now taking sign-ups for Indoor Soccer and Rookie League Baseball! Rookie League baseball is set out to cover basic fundamentals of Baseball! Ages are 4-12 year olds- Membership at the club is required which is 40 dollars! No participation fees for Rookie League just the regular membership to the Club. Play BINGO at the Bridge Street Recreation Center, 319 N. Bridge St., on Tuesday, Feb. 16 starting at 1 p.m. Must be 55 or better. Bring a $1 prize. For more information, call the center weekdays after 1 p.m.: 623-5559. MADISON MAYODAN RECREATION Spring Soccer Registration The Madison-Mayodan Recreation Department is holding Spring Soccer Registration for coed age groups of 4-6, 7-9, and 10-13. Deadline for registration is Friday, March 5, 2010. Children must turn 4 before April 1, 2010, and cannot turn 14 before April 1, 2010. Contact Jason Swisher at (336) 548-2789 for details. T-Ball Registration The Madison - Mayodan Rec. Dept. is holding registration for T-ball, Dixie Youth Baseball, Girls Slow Pitch Softball, Girl’s Fast Pitch Softball, and Pony League, through Mar. 19th. The leagues and ages for each division. T-ball - ages 4-7. Dixie Youth Baseball - ages 8-12. Girls Slow Pitch Softball - ages 8-14. Girls Fast Pitch Softball ages 12-15. Pony League - ages 13-14. Player’s division ages are determined by age of player as of

May 1, 2010. All those registering for Dixie Youth Baseball must provide age verification. For more information, please contact the Recreation Department at 336-548-9572 or 336-548-2789. • Tax Assistance Register today for FREE Tax Assistance for Seniors.Natalie Cobb will be at the MadisonMayodan Recreation Department to give assistance in filing and answering questions to those Seniors interested. Accepting appointment for Sat., Mar. 13th from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Appointments limited and available every 30 minutes. Contact 336-548-9572 to sign up! • Fit & Strong Program The Madison - Mayodan Recreation Department will now be offering the Fit & Strong program. Fit & Strong is an award winning, physical activity/behavior change program proven to benefit arthritis symptoms and promote an active lifestyle. The 12 week course consists of 1 1/2 hour sessions held on Tues. and Thurs. from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. The program will be instructed by Julie Joyce. To pre-register for this FREE program or for more information, contact the Madison Mayodan Recreation Department at 336-548-2789. This program will be limited to 20 participants. • Sculpt & Stretch Yoga Classes The Madison - Mayodan Recreation Department is now holding registration for Sculpt & Stretch Yoga classes and Basic Yoga classes. Information on these classes is as follows: Sculpt & Stretch Yoga Classes held every Saturday from 9 - 10 a.m. in the Dining Room at the Madison - Mayodan Rec. Dep. The cost is $3.00 per class. Participants are asked to

bring 3 cans of food to use as hand weights. Canned goods can be donated at end of month. Basic Yoga - Classes will be held every Monday, 9 - 10 a.m. in the Large Activity Room at the Mad/May/ Rec. Dep. Cost is $3.00 per class. Pre-registration is required! Please contact the Rec. Dep.at 336-548-2789 • Kids Zumbatomic Program & Adult Zumba Classes Call for schedules and prices Mayodan Rec. Dep. at 336-5482789 or 336-548-9572. • Hip Hop Dance Class The Mad/May Rec. Dept. holding registration for Hip Hop Dance Classes to be held Sat. mornings 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. for ages 8-12. The cost is $39.00 per month. Taught by Deanna DeHart. Pre-registration is required!Call the Mad/ May Rec. Department at 336-548-2789. • Arthritis Foundation Exercise Classes If you or someone you know struggles with arthritis, the the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Class is for you! This informative and beneficial class on Mondays from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. This 6 week program will be taught by Ruth Robertson and will cost $3.00 per class. Pre-registration is required! Contact the MadisonMayodan Recreation Department at 336-548-2789. • Belly Dance Classes The Madison - Mayodan recreation Department would like to invite you to sign up for our new Belly Dancing Classes! Registration is now being held: Belly Dance Classes Tuesdays through March 30th. This 8 week course will be held from 7:05 p.m. - 8:05 p.m. and is for youth and adults. The cost is $50.00. Pre-registration is required! Contact MadisonMayodan Recreation Department at 336-548-2789.

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CHURCH SOFTBALL REPORT An organizational meeting for Men’s & Women’s Church Softball will be held on Tuesday, February 23rd at Eden City Hall at 7:00 P.M. for men and at 8:00 P.M. for women. Baseball registration for ages 4 thru 14 and fast-pitch softball for ages 9 thru 15 will begin on February 15th. Sign Up at Eden City Hall, the Bridge St. Center or the Mill Ave. Center. The Adult Open Co-ed Volleyball league will begin on the first Monday in March. Roster sheets and waiver forms are available at city hall or may be emailed to any interested parties. Entry fees ($70) and rosters will be due by Friday, February 26th. Additional info contact 336-6237789 Ext. 3026.

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Eden Parks & Recreation Team Mill Avenue Booster Club Left to right, D.J. Nimmons, Shatel Gill, Bristal Vincent, Bradley Stelle. Second Row, India Hairston, Keyan Walker, Kaya Roberts, Dominique Blackwell. Coach Ann Ray, & Di Nimmons.

CITY OF EDEN PARKS & RECREATION ANNOUNCEMENTS The first organizational meeting for the Men’s Church Softball League will be held on Tuesday, February 23rd at 7:00 P.M. at the Eden City Hall which is located at 308 Stadium Dr. A meeting of any church teams that wish to participate in a Women’s Church League will follow at 8:00 P.M. For additional info contact 623-7789 Ext. 3026. • Practices & Meetings Basketball awards will be presented on Tuesday, February 9th at 4:30 P.M. at the Bridge St. Center for our Peanut League (ages 4 & 5) and our Tiny Mite League (ages 6 & 7). Awards for our other leagues: Mite, Girls, Midget, Junior & Senior will be held on Tuesday, February 16th at 4:30 P.M. at the Mill Ave. Center. Indoor Soccer practice for ages 9 & Under will begin on Thursday, February 11th at 4:00 P.M. and at 4:45 P.M. for ages 10 thru 13. Girls Volleyball practice for 6th, 7th and 8th grades will begin on Monday, February 15th at 5:30 P.M. at the Mill Ave. Center. An organizational meeting for Men’s & Women’s Church Softball will be held on Tuesday, February 23rd at Eden City Hall at 7:00 P.M. for men and at 8:00 P.M. for women. Baseball registration for ages 4 thru 14 and fast-pitch softball for ages 9 thru 15 will begin on February 15th. Sign Up at Eden City Hall, the Bridge St. Center or the Mill Ave. Center. The Adult Open Co-ed Volleyball league will begin on the first Monday in March. Roster sheets and waiver forms are available at city hall or may be e-mailed to any interested parties. Entry fees ($70) and rosters will be due by Friday, February 26th. Additional info contact 336-623-7789 Ext. 3026.


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Eden Parks & Recreation Midget League Deacons 1st Row Left To Right: Omar Mills, Colin Nelson and Marq Mills. 2nd Row Left To Right: Tyrell Berger, Tyrique Williams and Rodney Clark. Coaches: Rodney Clark. Missing Coaches are Chris Nelson and Jhriek Lowe

Eden Parks & Recreation - Mite League Lakers 1st Row Left To Right:Monte Mitchell, Issac Falcon and Matthew Harper. 2nd Row Left To Right: Nathaniel Lowe, Tyliek Hairston and Tyler Evans. Coach: Sean Lowe.

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Eden Parks & R e c r e a t i o n Department Midget League Wolfpack Front Row L to R Devin Via, Dennis Proctor and Eli Griggs. Standing L to R - DeKar Dillard, Jaylon Lowe, Kurtis Mullins, Noah Dowdy and William Dowdy. At rear - Coach Tim Lowe.

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