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TRAVELING DISPLAY HIGHLIGHTS HOSPITAL’S 50 YEARS EDEN -A 10-foot by-8-foot display showing highlights of Morehead Memorial Hospital’s 50-year history will soon be making the rounds to various locations throughout the county. The first stop is the Eden Historical Society Museum on Washington Street in February. Other scheduled locations include: • March – Eden City Hall • April – Eden Library • May – Morehead Memorial Hospital and the Eden Chamber of Commerce Business Expo • June – Stoneville Library

• July – Mayodan Library • September – Morehead High School and Riverfest • October – County Governmental Center Hospital staff went through stacks of newspaper clippings and hospital records to come up with 16 major milestones leading to the present-day hospital. The first hospital in the Eden area, Leaksville Hospital, began with a $7,500 gift and $7,500 loan from Marshall Fields & Co. The hospital was operated by Drs. Kenan Casteen, C.F. Tyner, and H. Carlyle Dixon. After incorporat-

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ing in 1933, the hospital became Leaksville General Hospital. In 1953 Leaksville General Hospital became a publicly owned hospital – Tri-City Hospital. The Duke Endowment donated $45,000 and Marshall Fields & Co. matched with a community gift of $45,000. It was the last gift given by Marshall Fields before it became Fieldcrest Mills, Inc. Under the leadership of Harold Whitcomb, president and CEO of Fieldcrest Mills, Inc., a Hospital... Continued on Page 3

Business & Technology Center Goes High Tech Page 20 Sisters Release Newest Children’s Book Page 14

UP AND BE COUNTED

By Debbie Galloway, City Planner

The U.S. Constitution requires that a national census be taken once every 10 years. All U.S. residents must be counted – people of all races and ethnic groups, citizens and non-citizens of the U.S. Census Day is April 1, 2010 and each household should receive their census form in the mail sometime in March. This year’s census form has been shortened to 10 questions, and should only take about 10 minutes to fill out. By law, the Census Bureau cannot share your personal information with anyone, including any other federal agencies, so your information will remain private. It is very important that you complete your census form, since population counts help determine how federal funds are allocated to states and local communities. Census information also helps to determine where to build roads, schools, hospitals and other institutions. Businesses also use this data to decide where to locate new business. Census data determines how many seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives. The City of Eden staff has been busy updating maps and address information to ensure that the Census Bureau gets an accurate count of ALL residents of the city. When you receive your census form in the mail, please fill it out and return it promptly. YOUR voice in Congress and the future of YOUR community depend on your participation, so stand up and be counted!

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FEBRUARY 5, 2010 EDEN’S OWN / COUNTY STAR, PAGE 3 ❦ Hospital... Continued From Page 1 campaign was launched in 1958 to raise money to build a new hospital. In order to meet the necessary requirements to qualify for state and federal funds totaling $750,000, the community needed to raise $500,000. Fieldcrest employees set a goal of $150,000 for the hospital campaign, but far exceeded that goal by securing a total pledge of $223,000. Fieldcrest Mills made a corporate donation of $100,000. Other community members raised the remaining balance. The new Morehead Memorial Hospital was built on 22 acres of land donated by Spray Power, Water and Land Company. John Motley

Morehead donated another $100,000 which enabled an unplanned fourth floor to be built and the hospital to be named for him. The hospital opened its doors on May 5, 1960, marking the beginning a new era of health care in the Eden area. Over the next 50 years, Morehead Memorial Hospital would undergo numerous expansion and renovation projects to improve technology and provide additional health care services to the community. The main campus is now home to the SmithMcMichael Cancer Center, Morehead Nursing Center, and three medical office buildings. In addition to the main campus, Morehead Memorial Hospital has three off-campus sites: the Wright Diagnostic Center at 618 S. Pierce Street,

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which houses laboratory and diagnostic imaging services, a Wound Healing Center, the Lou McMichael Miracle Breast Imaging Suite, the Morehead Memorial Hospital Foundation, and patient financial services; and Morehead Physical Rehabilitation in the Meadow Greens Plaza, which provides physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, massage therapy, and functional capacity evaluations. The traveling history display kicks off a series of events that have been planned to recognize 50 years of caring for the community, culminating with a "birthday party" on May 1.

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❦ PAGE 4 EDEN’S OWN / COUNTY STAR, FEBRUARY 5, 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.

Letter to the citizens of Rockingham County from ABNER AND CAROL BULLINS 300 Highland Drive Eden, NC 27288 To the citizens, the area businesses and all my close friends and colleagues, I would like to give a heartfelt thank you from my family and myself in regards to the overwhelming response that we received during our recent house fire. During this time when things were at their lowest, so many of you came forward to offer help and assistance in any way that we needed it. Although so many of you have donated your time, your monetary resources and all your thoughts and prayers, there is no way that I could ever thank everyone that has helped. Some

of you came to us in person; a lot of you have been anonymous. Of my 21 years in law enforcement serving the citizens of Rockingham County, I have encountered many people for whom I have had long relationships with. The overwhelming response that I have received, words cannot describe the gratitude that I, my wife Carol and my children, have. I would like to mention a few of you specifically that went above and beyond to assist my family - Dr. John Dabbs and family, Mitch Watson and family, Joy Toms and family, Sheriff Sam Page and his entire staff, Eden Police Chief Reece Prytle and Major Greg Light, Madison Police Chief Perry Webster, Reidsville Police Chief Edd Hunt, Special Agent Kevin

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County Star Investing In Rockingham County’s Quality of Life ROCKINGHAM COUNTY GARDENING SERIES The 2010 schedule for gardening seminars was recently released. Each class is $10 per person and will be held at the Rockingham County Agricultural Center, 525 Hwy. 65, Reidsville, Nc 27320. Preregistration is required at the latest one day before class by calling 336-342-8230. • Feb. 10 - Soils, Fertilizers, and Composting. Led by Jason Byrd - Soil and Water Conservation. • Feb. 17 - Landscape Design. Led by Mark Danieley Alamance County Horticulture Agent • Feb. 24 - Growing Fruit. Led by Kathryn Holmes Rockingham County Horticulture Agent • March 3 - Diseases and Insects identification and Management and Pesticide Safety - Patrick Jones - Deputy Director of Pesticide Programs NCDA&CS • March 10 Week Identification and Pre-and Post emergence Control. Led by Kathryn Holmes - Rockingham County Horticulture Agent • March 17 - Plant Propagation: How to make more plants! Led by Kathryn Holmes Rockingham County Horticulture Agent • March 24 - Landscaping Trees, Shrubs, Vines and Groundcovers. Led My Michael Hylton - Stokes County CED and Horticulture Agent.

RCC CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER CLOSES Wentworth - On Jan. 12, Rockingham Community College President, Dr. Robert Keys, announced to the RCC Board of Trustees that the college will close its five-star child development center on May 28. The board supported the decision. “This was an extremely difficult decision to make,” said Keys. “I truly regret it, but when we looked at the numbers, we realized this decision was unavoidable.” The numbers involve enrollment and costs. Currently, the center has 66 children enrolled; close to 50 percent of its full operational capacity of 120. Of the 66, only 21 are children of RCC students. “Originally, the center was opened on campus in 1990 to provide needed child care services to preschool children of our students who otherwise would not have been able to attend college,” said Keys. However, Keys added, the number of students using the facility has declined steadily over the past few years. In addition to lower use by

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students, the number of individuals in the community and RCC faculty using the center has dropped nearly 50 percent in three years. “I believe the economy is driving this trend,” said Keys. “Parents are finding the cost of child care too expensive for their budgets.” Although fewer children are enrolled in the center, costs for running and maintaining the facility have increased. Theoretically, said Keys, with a nearly 50 percent decline in enrollment, fees would have to double in order to operate the center. The six full-time and seven part-time child development center instructors and staff members have been notified of the May 28 closing date. Parents were notified of the decision today. “We have a contract through May 28 with Headstart, and we will fulfill that contract,” said Keys. “We wanted to announce the closing date now in order to give everyone directly impacted by this decision ample time to make alternate child care arrangements or secure other employment.” Keys said he is proud of the center and the positive impact its faculty and staff have had on the lives of hundreds of children throughout its 20 years of operation.

GARDEN NEWS WENTWORTH - 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 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 http://nccommunitygarden.ncsu.edu/index.html. 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

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The Fifteenth Annual Charlie Poole Music Festival is scheduled for June 11-13, 2010, at the Eden Fairgrounds, 13870 NC 87 N in Eden, North Carolina. A Friday evening concert begins a weekend of fabulous old-time and bluegrass music, and competitions are scheduled all Saturday afternoon and evening, with an opportunity for a river adventure in the 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. Contests include Junior and Senior divisions with $5000 in cash prizes and ribbons in oldtime and bluegrass fiddle, flatpick and fingerstyle guitar, clawhammer and bluegrass banjo, bluegrass and old-time band, best rendition of a Charlie Poole song, duet singing, and

MINORITY BUSINESS WORKSHOP PLANNED

“MONEY MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP FOR PERSONAL AND SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS” Do you need clarity on how to bring home more money without getting a second job? Do you want to know how to invest your money? Regardless of your personal or business financial situation this is a must see and learn workshop for everyone! Learn from the Mr. Algenon Cash, Director at Wharton Gladden Inc. and Financial Advisor frequently heard on the 97.1 QMG “Cash Money” with radio host Busta Brown as he enlightens you with common sense solutions to commonly asked questions about managing money. Join the Eden Minority Business Association on February 8th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Eden Chamber of Commerce, 678 S. Van Buren Rd., Eden, NC. 27288. This event is free. The experience is guaranteed to generate results that will enable you to live a financial life marked by financial freedom and peace of mind no matter what's happening in the economy. Donations will be accepted to support Financial Literacy Programs. For additional information about this workshop please contact Faye DoeAlexander at 336- 623-3387. To learn more about the EMBA or to become a member, please feel free to attend one of our monthly organization meetings. Meetings are held 6 pm. - 8 pm., the first Monday of each month at the Eden Chamber of Commerce Office. Please contact Elnora Dillard at 336-613-6954, to request more information.

$500 grand prize for old-time three-finger banjo. Campers and RVs are welcome for the entire week preceding. Food and other vendors will be on-site for the festival, plus a Little Ramblers children‚s area. Schedules, ticket prices and camping information will be posted soon at www.charliepoole.com. For further information call 336-623-1043.

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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 LIVING WILLS 6:00pm Tuesday, Feb. 16 Main Conference Room, Morehead Hosp. NO Charge. Registration required preferably one week in advance Call 336-9711 ex. 2482. Learn new NC Legislation related to Advance Directives and prepare your living will and health care power of attorney. Assistance given in filling out documents, notary and witnesses on site.

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. • SMOKING CESSATION

SUPPORT GROUPS HIV/AIDS Meetings Held Monthly. For info call 800-924-3193 Teresa Hart LOOK GOOD - FEEL BETTER 10am -Noon, Monday, Feb. 15 Smith-McMichael Cancer Center, Eden Helps patients learn to disguise physical side effects they sometimes experience undergoing chemotherapy or radiation. Call 336-623-9713 to register ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Wed. - 8pm - Morehead Hosp. Dining Rm

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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. SPECIAL YOUNG ADULTS 7pm - 8:30pm - Tuesday, February 16 Morehead Hosp. Downstairs Classroom Ages 18-45 with mild or moderate developmental disabilities. Meet new friends, play games, make crafts and more. For more information call 336-627-1077 or 336-613-5174 after 6pm. PARKINSON’S DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP 2pm - Tuesday, February 16 Main Conference Room - Morehead Hospital. For individuals and families affected by Parkinson’s. Refreshments provided. For info call 336-627-6199

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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 deli-

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cious beverage you will ever drink. Learn about health and prosperity. 594 Pierce St, Eden, NC (next to library) 627-4325 CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S CLUB OF EDEN Home is where the heart is. Meeting & Brunch February 18, 2010 9:30am - 11:00pm Teresa Knowles of Century 21 is the special feature Music: Chris Rce of Eden Speaker : Ellen Calos of Charlotte tell us how a “Former Control Freak Learns to Let Go! Wray Center, 342 Bridge St., Eden $9 at door. Res. required by Feb. 15 Contact Shelby Baker 939-2230 or Mary B . Robertson at 342-1524 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 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: 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.

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WENTWORTH RURITAN CLUB Ruritan Club meets 2nd Tuesday each month at 6:30 at the Wentworth United Methodist Church at 6:30pm. For info contact: Charles Boswell @ 336-3424346 or Sharon Reynolds @ 336-6130474

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) FOSTER CARE & ADOPTION SUPPORT Meets 3rd Tuesday of each month 6:30pm- 8:00pm, DSS Conf. Room. Jo Wilson 342-1394 “JOSHUA’S TROOPS” Meet every 2nd Thursday of the month at 8:30am at the Dan Valley Com. Bldg (Madison) Do not have to be a vet to attend. GRIEFSHARE & DIVORCE CARE Support groups for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them or needing help healing from pain of separation or divorce. Every Mon. from 6:30- 8:00pm, Growing Oaks Community Church, 2270 Harrington Hwy., Eden. Call 623-1114, 558-5947 or visit www.growingoaks.org 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

The Wentworth Ruritan Club Presents Their

PINTO BEAN SUPPER March 6, 2010, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. National Guard Armory 292 Hwy. 65, Wentworth N.C.

Tickets at the door $5 for Adults $3 for Children 6 - 12 For Advance Orders Call Charles Bosewell 336-342-4346 Sharon Reynolds 336-613-0474

Relax & Enjoy The Moment!

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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. Our 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. For more information, please call Lois Dunn, President at 336-635-5491 or email edenfiredepartmentauxiliary@yahoo. com. We look forward to meeting you!


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E vents 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.

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

ENTERTAINMENT SPECIAL EVENTS

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MUSIC AT THE BARN Tuesdays 7pm the doors open at the Barn, 151 Gant Road, Eden. - Bluegrass music & jam sessions. Free to public. Feb. 9 - 7pm - Plank Road 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

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ROCKINGHAM COUNTY COMMUNITY BAND CONCERT Concert February 7th - 3:00pm Rockingham County High School Auditorium. The Rockingham County Community Band has formed and it is a band that gives community members that play musical instruments a chance to perform public concerts. We have completed our 2nd rehearsal in preparation for our concert on Feb. 7. AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILES Appointments are strongly recommended for donors to get in and out faster. Call then numbers listed for each location. • Thursday, Feb. 4 - Eden YMCA, 301 Kennedy St., Eden. Appt: 336-623-8072. 2:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. • Saturday, Feb. 6 - Woodmont UMC, 1926 Richardson St., Reidsville. Appt: 336-613-1879. 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. • Monday, Feb. 8 - Mayodan United Methodist Church, 501 Main St., Mayodan. Appt: 336-548-9508. 2:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. • Tuesday, Feb. 9 - Stoneville Elementary School, 203 Stone St., Stoneville. Appt: 336-573-4000. 1:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. • Wednesday, Feb. 10 - Annie Penn Hospital, 618 South Main St., Reidsville. Appt: 336-951-4367. 1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. • Thursday, Feb. 11 - Morehead Hospital, 117 E. Kings Hwy., Eden. Appt: 336-6239711 ext. 2480. 6:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. • Tuesday, Feb. 16 - Draper Elementary School, 1719 E. Stadium Drive, Eden.

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Appt: 336-635-6541. 1:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. • Wed., Feb. 17 - City Of Eden Public Works, 1050 Klyce St., Eden. Appt: 336627-7783 ext 106. 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. • Friday, Feb. 19 - Briddgestone Aircraft Tire, 802 Ayersville Rd., Mayodan. Appt: 336-548-8107. 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. BINGO FOR BOOKS Come One, Come All! It’s time again for BINGO FOR BOOKS for adults at the Eden Public Library. Join us at 6:30 pm on Thursday, January 28th. Great prizes and lots of fun! No charge to play. Preschool children’s story hour the Eden Library on Thurs’ at 10:30 am. EDEN MINORITY BUSINESS ASSOC. HOLDS SEMINAR “Cash Money” with radio host Busta Brown. Monday, February 8 6 – 7 pm Eden Chamber of Commerce Eden Minority Business Association invites you to their Free 2010 Financial Seminar “Money Management Workshop for Personal and Small Business Owners” Guest speaker is Algenon Cash, Director at Wharton Gladden, Inc. and a financial advisor frequently heard on WQMG 97.1 OPEN HOUSE BETHANY MIDDLE SCHOOL Attention parents of rising 6th grade students. Bethany Community Middle School – your public charter school of choice – Open House on Thursday, February 11.

Applications are currently being accepted for all rising 6th, 7th and 8th grade students for the 2010/2011 school year. Contact the school for more info 9512500 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 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). 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.

Support Local Business And They’ll Support Your

EDEN - CITY SNOW REMOVAL INFORMATION • I just shoveled my driveway. Why did the city snow plow push snow on it? When plowing, the snow may end up on the driveway you just shoveled. We apologize for the inconvenience this causes you. If your schedule permits, you may want to wait and clear your driveway after city plows have passed through your street. If it is a significant snowfall, the snowplows will probably be back. Streets are typically opened with one pass through, so that streets can be made passable for drivers as soon as practical. Snowplows may return to open the street curb-tocurb. This is done to clear areas for on-street parking, where it is

permitted, and to allow melting snow to drain into catch basins. We regret that you may find some of this snow on your recently shoveled driveway and you have to shovel it again. SNOW REMOVAL TIP… If your driveway is cleared before the street is completed, clear the area to the right of the driveway if you are facing the house, (the oncoming side). When the plow comes by the snow will dump in this clear area instead of your driveway approach. The more snow you clear from this area, the less will be deposited at your driveway entrance. • Can snow from my driveway be blown into the street? Snow may not be pushed or blown into the street from private property. The large piles left behind can create hazards for motorists. Please keep this in

• HORSE • DOG • CAT • GOAT • CHICKEN • RABBIT • DEER • CATTLE • HOG • WILD BIRDS •

• Why do the city snow plows push snow into my driveway and who is responsible for clearing it? During normal snow plowing operations, some snow may be left in your driveway. Plows are angled to the right for plowing from the centerline of the street to the curb. For this reason, a certain amount of snow will be deposited in driveways. Snow left in driveways or on sidewalks by the city

while snow plowing is the residents and owners responsibility to remove.

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• How does the city decide which streets get plowed first? The City of Eden Public Works Department plows the streets that are segregated by traffic volume first. The most heavily traveled roads are assigned as first priority streets. These roads are the main thoroughfares through the city and the major roads in and out of subdivisions. The next classification is second priority roads. These are the connecting roads within subdivisions. The remaining streets are segregated by the grade of the street, or the steepness of the hills on those streets. If the street has a hill that is six percent or greater then the street is assigned to the third priority list. All other streets fall in the residential classification. These streets are predominantly flat and easily negotiated during light snow storms. The first, second and third priority streets receive deicing treatment for virtually every storm. The residential streets are plowed when snow accumulation on the road exceeds two inches. In the case of a severe ice event every street in the system receives deicing treatment in order of their priority ranking.

mind when clearing your driveway. If you hire a private service to clear your driveway or parking lot, let the contractor know. • Who do I contact if a city snow plow damages my lawn?

If a city snow plow causes lawn damage, please contact the City of Eden Public Works Department at (336) 627-7783 on normal business days between 7:00am and 3:00pm.

MORE THAN YOGA Instructor Lynn Dyer, RYT

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

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The Eden Chamber of Commerce is making preparations for their 4th Annual Spellin’ Bee to be held Thursday, March 16, 2010 at the Morehead High School Cafeteria. This event is free to the public and everyone is invited to see their community leaders try to spell impossible words! Sponsors and teams are needed! If you would like to enter a team for only $100 please fill out the form

4TH ANNUAL SPELLIN’ BEE

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 students who want to continue their education at Rockingham Community College.

A HISTORICAL SATURDAY NIGHT This is our Story... Three Towns...Two Rivers... One Tale... It’s cold outside, so spend a Saturday at the Eden Historical Museum • Find out what terrestrial animals roamed this land millions of years ago. • See a Saura Indian village diorama that shows what life was like on the Dan River. • Find out what William Byrd discovered when he surveyed this area over 280 years ago. • Read about how and when Leaksville was established and who it was named for. • Find out how James Barnett’s mill complex was the beginning of Spray. • Read about how important Leaksville Landing was to the growth of the area. • Find out how the Civil War affected local citizens. • Read about how the area grew because of tobacco and textiles. Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Admission: $1.00 for adults Children under 12 free with adult (except groups) Eden Historical Museum, 656 Washington Street, Eden, NC 27288 Website: www.edenpreservation.org/EHM.html Email: edenhistoricalmuseum@yahoo.com . If you have more Questions Contact Julie @ 623-3853

EDEN SENIOR CENTER CRUISES IN 2010 The Garden of Eden Senior Center Carnival Cruise on the Fantasy Ship Friday, September 24th- Wednesday,September 29th 2010. Cruise leaving from Charleston SC - 5 nights 6 days to Bahamas (stops in Nassau & Freeport) with $75.00 to spend on the ship per cabin. Includes: bus, cruise, (all meals on board ship) Tea & water, fruit punch, lemonade coffee all included. Not including: gratuity for staff on board (recommended $10

per person per day so $50 per person and you can use your on board credit to take care of most of that) Soft drinks, bottled water or alcohol. Rates are based on double occupancy only: $495.00 per person (inside room) $545.00 per person (outside room) Deposit of $50.00 per person due by Feb. 15th. Non refundable (Make

DRBA

TRAIL FEBRUARY 6

The First Saturday Outing of the Dan River Basin Association (DRBA) on February 6, 2010 will be a hike on the Fieldale Trail beside the Smith River in Fieldale, Virginia. Participants will meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Fieldale Park near the site of the old Fieldale Iron Bridge for an out-and-back stroll led by Friends of the Fieldale Trail volunteers. Hikers may choose to walk a distance of one to six miles, since two sections comprise the trail— a 1.5-mile Upper Fieldale Trail from Fieldale Park to the original trailhead, and a 1.5-mile Lower Fieldale Trail downstream from the trailhead. Both segments are flat and easy to walk. Walking the entire distance out and back gives a total of 6 miles.

Learning about the imminent replacement of the landmark 1931 Fieldale Iron Bridge, DRBA worked with the Fieldale Heritage Festival to save 54 feet of the old structure that will be used as trail art on either side of the Fieldale Trail, so that trail users will once again walk "across" the Iron Bridge. Dozens of donors and generous corporate gifts of time and materials have helped to preserve the Historic Iron Bridge. More information is at www.danriver.org. Participants in the hike should meet at 10:00 a.m. at Fieldale Park, 188 Field Avenue, at the intersection of Field Avenue and South River Road (GPS coordinates: North 36.42, 076 West 56.021, 079). Bring lunch and water, wear comfortable shoes or hiking boots, dress

TO HIKE FIELDALE T Butler, DRBA Secretary.

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in layers of water-shedding artificial fabric or wool, and be prepared for rain or wind. All participants will be asked to sign a waiver form. Directions: From US 220 take the VA 609 exit towards Fieldale. Turn right at Dillon's Fork Road, continue on Virginia Avenue, continue on Patrick Avenue, turn right at Field Avenue. Turn right at South River Road, and immediately turn right into the parking lot of the Fieldale Park. Outings and meetings of the Dan River Basin Association are open to the public without charge. For more information, contact Trip Coordinator Paula Wyatt at 276-647-3274 or pwyatt1@embarqmail.com. F o r membership information, visit www.danriver.org.

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The Fine Arts Festival Association of Rockingham County will be holding the 2010 Wine & Dine on February 5th at Meadow Greens in Eden. The 7:00 event will feature heavy Greek hors d'oeuvres prepared by Caterfest in Reidsville. Lucky City in Reidsville will pair Mediterranean wines with the buffet items if you so desire, and Veronica & Company will provide an evening of musical enjoyment. In addition to door prizes, the event will feature a silent auction of works by local

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checks payable to City of Eden) Mail to The Garden of Eden Senior Center 508 Orchard Drive, Eden, NC 27288 $200.00 can be paid anytime before 5/1/10. Final payment by 7/1/10. You do not have to have a passport to go. You must have 2 forms of ID. Drivers license and birth certificate. Must have 40 people to go at this price. If we only have 32 we will have to add $25 more per person. Call 627-4711 as soon as possible, Space is limited.

artists as well as other gifts and services by local businesses. Advance tickets for the event are $25; tickets purchased at the door will be $30, if available. If you would like to purchase your ticket now and pick it up at the door on February 5, please send your check with your e-mail address on the memo line to: Fine Arts Festival, PO Box 1741 Hair Salon Reidsville, NC 27323 336-627-HAIR(4247) For additional information about 307 Glovenia Street • Eden, NC 27288 the event, please contact Debbie Moore at 336-344-5539 or Paul A P P Y VA L E N T I N E S D AY ! Smith at 336-932-9347. GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE! Thank you for your support of the LINDA EDWARDS • LEIGH BARBER Fine Arts Festival Association of Booth OPEN: TUESDAY - SATURDAY Rent Rockingham County. VISA & M/C ACCEPTED

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County Star Investing In Rockingham County’s Quality of Life Continued from Page 5 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

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR FARMERS MARKET VENDOR & MANAGER PROGRAM NCDA&CS Marketing Division is offering a one-day program to help you make this upcoming 2010 season one of your best. "A Successful Season" is scheduled for Friday, February 26, at the Governor James G. Martin Building at the NC State Fairgrounds, in Raleigh. If you are a market vendor or manager, considering participating in a market this year, or want to start a market, then you will want to attend this one day workshop. Cost is $25, covering your food and materials. The registration deadline is February 19, and we are expecting a large crowd - so sign up early. You can access the agenda and registration form at: http://www.ncagr.gov/markets/agbizmarketing.htm.

FARMER’S MARKET CALLS ALL FARMERS, ARTISTS AND CRAFTSMEN Are you a farmer in Rockingham County or an adjoining county that is interested in selling your locally produced foods at the Rockingham County Farmer’s Market located at the old Chinqua Penn Stables? Are you a local artist or farm craftsman looking for an outlet for your goods? Do you bake breads, cakes, and cookies to sell to the public? Higher gas prices and a strong desire by consumers to purchase locally grown food and handmade items have helped make for very successful Rockingham County Farmer’s Market—located in the old stables of historic Chinqua Penn on Wentworth Street, Reidsville NC. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to be a part of an experience that is profitable individually and supports our local economy. The Rockingham County Farmer’s Market will hold the 2010

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Long’s Kustoms One Stop Shop Luke Long , Owner Chrome Wheels & Tires Kustom Paint & Airbrushing & Powder Coating Sand Blasting & Welding ATV & Motorcycle parts & service

(336)-623-9278 longskustoms@yahoo.com 621 Boone Rd. Eden, N.C.

Grief Recovery Support Group

GriefShare & Divorce Care groups meet every Monday from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at GROWING OAKS COMMUNITY CHURCH 2270 Harrington Hwy, Eden, NC

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.

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Annual Membership meeting on Tuesday, February 9, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. for farmers, artists, and farm craftsmen interested in participating in the market for the 2010 season at the Cooperative Extension Offices (Agricultural Center, Old Wentworth School, 525 Hwy 65, Reidsville, NC). Member dues for 2010 can be paid at this meeting. The 2010 Board of Directors will be elected at this meeting from members who have paid their 2010 dues.

SHERIFF’S OFFICE: BEWARE OF CHECK IN MAIL SCAM Rockingham Sheriff’s Captain Perry Brookshire urges citizens to beware of yet another scam. This particular scam from “Universal Trust and Finance Inc. claims a Reidsville resident has won $250,000 in a Super Seven Contest. A check for $4885 is enclosed and instructs the recipient to deduct $2985 in “Government Taxes” and send that amount through Moneygram and keep the remaining amount. The letter also instructs the recipient to call a Claim Agent for instructions. The check is worthless and there is no such winnings. This citizen acted properly and did not suffer a financial loss. Anytime you are to send personal information or money to win or get a prize, it is a scam. Do not participate and call you local law enforcement agency for guidance.

BEE KEEPING CLASS HELD Sat., Feb. 13, 2010 - 9am-4pm Rockingham County Agriculture Center 525 Hwy 65 Reidsville, NC 27320 Topics: Bees Beehive Construction Obtaining Bees Beekeeper Equipment Pollination with Bees Bee Pests and Diseases, Cost: $25 a person or $25 first family member $5 each additional member Sponsors: Rockingham County Beekeepers Association, Rockingham County Farm Bureau, Rockingham County Cooperative Extension Call Kathryn Holmes, Rockingham County Cooperative Extension Agent at 342-8230 for more information. 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, veteran status, or disability. In addition, the two Universities welcome all persons without regard to sexual orientation.

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120 Mebane Bridge Rd. Eden, NC 27288 Phone: 336-627-4989

FEBRUARY PROGRAM

It’s Time To Renew Your Membership To The eden Preservation Society! Our membership year runs from Jan. 1st through December 31st. Membership levels are: Student - $5.00, Individual $15.00, Family - $25.00, Barnett Circle - $100.00, Farley Circle $250.00, Wm. Byrd Circle $500.00. Don’t delay! Renew Today! Mail your check to Eden Preservation Society, P.O. Box 264, Eden, N.C. 27289-0264. Attending Monthly Member’s Meetings By attending the monthly members meeting, you can be a part of the discussions and plans for the Governor Morehead Park and Morehead Mill Wall, the Superintendent’s House on Carroll Street, the Eden Historical Museum, and upcoming events. The meetings are held on the forth Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Eden Historical Museum, 656 Washington Street. Upcoming meeting dates are: January 25th, February 22nd, and March 22nd. Member involvement is very important to the Eden Preservation Society’s functions. It is only with community involvement and local support that the Society can continue to fulfill its mission. Anyone with an interest in history and a willingness to contribute his or her time and talents to preserving our heritage if cordially invited to join the Eden Preservation Society.

Email: heatandair@triad.rr.com Monthly meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Leaksville United Methodist Church, 603 Henry Street, Eden, second floor, Genesis Classroom. Sometimes social meetings are held at other sites, but those occasions are announced in advance. Benefits are : The quarterly Newsletter. Advance notice of social events. Attending monthly membership meetings. Voting on decisions of the Society. One free ticket to the Charlie Poole Festival and the Holiday Tour of Homes if a Barnet Circle Member. Two free tickets to the Charlie Poole Festival and the Holiday Tour of Homes if a Farley Circle Member. Four free tickets to the Charlie Poole Festival and the Holiday Tour of Homes if a Byrd Circle Member. Pride that comes from helping to preserve and protect YOUR local heritage. Volunteer opportunities, whether you are handy with tools or enjoy doing maintenance, can give a tour or know the computer - your skills and efforts are needed. Can you help with Museum programs for school children? Can you portray a historical personality for local events? Can you help maintain the Society’s properties? Can you make phone calls? Or, can you sit at a booth at the Riverfest or similar event? Even if you don’t feel you have any of the above abilities, there are many other ways you can help. Please get involved and make a difference today.

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By Dr. Mark Gaffney Stoneville, North Carolina The sword. His blood colored the Mulberry mulberries red. When Thisbe Love found him and realized what had Legend happened, she followed him in Gaffney Many death on the same sword. The may ask, how did red mulberries European mulberry species has get their color? The answer is been red ever since. told in Greek folklore in the love God’s great love story is no story of “Pyramus and legend, myth or fantasy. It Thisbe,” two neighboring unfolds before our eyes in the teenagers who GOD’S GREAT LOVE pages of His fell in love when Word. God in His STORY IS NO they became bountiful love to adults. Their par- LEGEND, MYTH OR us despised the ents disapshame and FANTASY. proved, but the endured the cross, lovers communicated secretly so that we might go free. through a small crack in the wall Philippians 2:7-8, “But made separating their homes. One night himself of no reputation, and they ran away to elope, but took upon him the form of a serThisbe was frightened away from vant, and was made in the liketheir rendezvous point, near a ness of men: And being found in white mulberry tree by a bloody fashion as a man, he humbled mouthed lion that had just fin- himself, and became obedient ished her meal. Thisbe escaped unto death, even the death of the and hid but left her cloak behind, cross.” which the lion mauled and blood- To find out more about “Trees of ied. Pyramus seeing the lion’s Biblical Days Come to Life” bloody mouth and Thisbe’s cloak please visit www.treesofbiblicalupon arrival imagined the worst days.com, www.amazon.com or and impaled himself on his own Reidsville Bible Book Store.

COLD NOSE, WARM HEART Amanda Rorrer, Contributing writer Author of Runningwrite.blogspot.com

The average dog has one request to all humankind. Love me." ~ H e l e n Exley

cold, our feet and hands hurt. The same is true for animals. Their paws can hurt and even become frostbitten. I am aware that some people will never agree with me in thinking that a family pet actualRorrer ly belongs in the home. I do however think it sad that those who Temperatures have dropped do not share their home with their to record lows and the remnants animals will never know the true of month old snow still lurk in companionship an animal can shady spots all around our town. bring to one’s life. Dogs especialCold weather has ly are pack aniANIMALS hit us hard over mals and long to CANNOT TALK, the last few be near people. weeks. We feel BUT IF THEY COULD, They deserve the stinging wind more than a life as we wrap our I BET THEY’D SAY condemned to the coats tightly and far corner of a “THANK YOU” head out the yard on a short AND door. We put on chain or a little “I LOVE YOU.” gloves, maybe an pen with no room extra pair of for exercise. socks, and make sure our kids I firmly believe that being a wear an undershirt. Maybe responsible pet owner consists of you’ve enjoyed a nice pot of veg- much more than delivering food etable soup and a warm grilled and water to an animal once a cheese sandwich…Or chilly day. We must love our animals beans with crackers. “Good for and show compassion towards you” food—the kind that warms them and care for their wellyou from the inside out. being. If you are a pet owner, But what about our ani- please take some extra precaumals? Do you have dogs or cats tions during these winter months or any other living animal that to see that your animal has the depends on you for survival? Are provisions it needs to stay warm they warm and taken care of? and healthy this winter. I urge Yes, I know that animals have a you to bring your animals inside, thick coat of fur, but in the frigid but if this is not a possibility, temperatures we have been expe- check the water often, provide an riencing, even the animals get extra blanket for warmth, and cold. Wild animals are free to take steps to see that your animal roam in search of food, water and is dry and blocked from the icy shelter—a freedom that domesti- wind. cated animals do not have. They Animals cannot talk, but if depend on us totally for survival they could, I bet they’d say and do not deserve to be left in “Thank you” and “I love you.” the cold. Remember that water As for me, a lick and the wag of freezes, and no animal can drink my dog’s tail is all I need to know frozen water. When we get too that I am loved.

COURT NEWS WENTWORTH -Keith Oliver Fuller, Sr., 46, pled guilty to three counts of Indecent Liberties with a Child in January in Rockingham County Superior Court. The Eden resident was sentenced to 48-58 months in the Department of Corrections by Judge Dennis J. Winner. In addition to the active sentence, Fuller was ordered to complete a sex offender treatment program, and was placed on probation for three years following his release from prison. Also in the Rockingham County Superior Court in January: Edward Nathan Avery, II, of Reidsville pled guilty and received an active sentence of 15-18 months in prison for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. Avery, 40, also had a 20-24 month probationary sentence revoked for a similar offense in 2009. Robert Wilfong, 43, pled guilty to Possession with Intent to Sell/Deliver Cocaine and Driving While License Revoked. He was sentenced to 19-23 months in prison for the drug charge, to be followed by an additional 120 days for the traffic offense. Sean Sizemore, 27, of Lawsonville was sentenced to 15-18 months in prison for his role in a Burglary and Common Law Robbery. Sizemore pled guilty to the November 12, 2009 incident which was investigated by the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Department. Andre Summers, 20, of Greensboro, was sentenced to 18-22 months in prison following his plea of guilty to a Breaking and Entering and Larceny which occurred in Reidsville on January 8, 2009. Summers had previously pled guilty to Felony to Elude which was related to Breaking and Entering charge. Fugitive arrested Detective Steve Perkins obtained a Magistrates Order for Fugitive Tremaine Alondo Thomas, DOB: 12-31-1989, 117 Springdale Dr., Stoneville, NC . The order states Thomas fled from justice in Henry County Virginia. He is wanted for Second Degree Murder, Malicious Shooting, and Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony. Detective Perkins arrested Thomas on January 28th at 2:25 a.m. at Lowe’s Home Improvement parking lot in Reidsville. He was taken to the County Detention Facility and held without bond. He waived extradition and now waits transportation to Virginia.


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NEWS

FROM

THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE

BERGER RE-ELECTED TO EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE FOR DA’S CONFERENCE

WENTWORTH - Rockingham County District Attorney Phil Berger, Jr. was re-elected to the Executive Committee for the North Carolina Conference of District Attorneys. Berger, 37, was selected to serve as a director for the organization at the District Attorney’s Spring Conference in Raleigh. The North Carolina Conference of District Attorney’s is comprised of the forty-three elected District Attorney’s in the State. The Conference is charged by statue with, among other things, improving the administration of justice in North Carolina by coordinating prosecution efforts and assisting District Attorney’s in the administration of their offices. In addition, the organization provides training for prosecutors and law enforcement across North Carolina. The term of the newly-elected Executive Committee begins July 1, 2010.

BERGER TO FILE FOR RE-ELECTION DISTRICT ATTORNEY

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EDEN - Rockingham County District Attorney Phil Berger, Jr., announced today that he will file for re-election in February when the filing period opens. Berger was first elected District Attorney in 2006. In 2006, Berger ran a successful campaign for election by making commitments to the citizens of Rockingham County that, as District Attorney, his office would try more cases, reduce the number of plea bargains, and strengthen the relationship between law enforcement and the District Attorney’s office. Since taking office in 2007, the District Attorney’s office has tried 107 cases before juries here in Rockingham County. “Public safety is the first order of business for government," Berger said. "The policies we put in place three years ago have made this office more effective and responsive to victims and law enforcement." Rockingham County’s business community has also seen the value of the District Attorney’s

Worthless Check Program. Over the last three years, the program has recovered more than $450,000.00 in restitution and fees. "We have kept the promises made during the last cam-

paign," Berger said. "I am very proud of the work we are doing, and I want to continue improving the services we provide for the people of Rockingham County.”

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My only daughter is getting married. It is nerve wracking because, I don’t care how old you are, you have NO idea what it takes to BE married if you have never been married. Oh yes, you get what it takes to find someone who you love, but few get what goes into actually being married. Few have given many thoughts to what they need, or what they are capable of giving, as a part of a unit. I believe my daughter has made a great choice with the partner with whom she is about to unite, and he has made one as well. I believe that they are committed to the institution of marriage (which you need as much as a commitment to your partner) and want to be with each other “til death do them part”. I believe they are on the same page with regards to, work ethic, sharing household chores, wanting children, family values, educational level and educational goals, finances, and their faith. That is a great start. I have suggested to my daughter that they establish traditions that they both respect and hold dear. I told them to never hold a grudge, never go to bed or leave the house angry, to hold hands often and express

their appreciation and love daily. They agree. I told my daughter to always maintain a great appearance for herself (she already does actually) and for their home and to praise him for keeping his appearance (well worded compliments are valuable). I told her to keep a positive outlook, remember through everything that may ever happen that he is the right one. I told her to never entertain the notion that divorce is an option. I said,” Remember to celebrate your union and run from people who put down their partner, spouse or marriage, that negativity is contagious.” As I spoke to her, it recharged me. Speaking positive sends positive messages to the listener and back to the giver. I thought more about how much I love my spouse and stopped a few time while typing this to give him a little kiss or hug (it took me longer than ever to type but three times as much fun). And that, my friend, is my point. Be positive in your words and thoughts. Speak and listen to positive, productive and peaceful messages, the rewards of doing so are worth celebrating. Now I have to find my dress! Think positive thoughts for me!

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dio is offering a free introductory yoga class Saturday February ,27th at 9:30 am-10:45 Gift Certificates will be available for $50. Visit the website www.edenmassage-yoga.com for specials and updated schedules of yoga classes or contact the studio at 336-552-5826. Rockingham Literacy Project English Second Language and Civics Classes will run 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. Classes begin on Monday, February 22. Learn how to understand, speak, read, and write English. Learn about civics and citizenship (including United States history, government, banking and finance, health, the legal system, education, community resources, career development, and consumer education). Join us for an Open House Monday, February 15th 11 a.m.-12 noon and 5-6 p.m. Congratulations David Price! David Price Auto Works has earned the Blue Seal of Excellence Recognition as prescribed by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

David Price, owner of the business located at 603 Monroe Street has maintained his ASE MASTER certification for over 25 years. Their technicians are ASE certified giving them 100% compliance with requirements of Blue Seal certification. Having been in operation since 2004, they operate as a full service facility providing service as basic as oil changes, NC Emission/Safety Inspections, brakes, and tune-ups to front end alignments, computer diagnostics and engine/transmission rebuilds APA Gear 4 Sports— Ribbon cutting rescheduled This Washington Street sporting goods store will hold its Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting on Tuesday, February 9nd at 10:00am. Please join us in welcoming this newest Olde Leaksville Shopping District business. Store hours are Monday 4:00am-8:00 pm, Tues-Fri, 10:00am-6:00 pm and Sat 9:00am-4:00pm. Russell Products--Spalding balls, footballs, soccer balls, Reebok shoes and apparel, uniforms, team uniforms, team apparel are available. Meet Former Wake Forest star Delaney Rudd is there to welcome you.

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purchasing water melons for Bringing the Beach to Downtown that took place in July and for her desire to help fellow merchants. “She is a confidante, counselor and friend to merchants,” Dougherty stated. Other awards presented included the Community Appearance Award was a three way split including the Old Roberts’ Cafe Building, now the Eden Historical Museum, Santana’s owned by Amanda and Jorge Florez and State Farm owned by Mike Long. The Chairman’s Star went to Will Flynt, Director of the Year was Ed Holbrook was presented a whistle and special photo for his diligence in the parking lot during the Eden Business Expo. Home Savings was presented the Member of the Year award for all their community support and the Volunteer of the Year went to Steve Williams. The President’s Award was presented to former Chamber President Cindy Adams for all her help in getting the new president, Jean Ann Wood, up to speed on the details of the job. Guests were treated to a special guest, Keynote Speaker Kelly Swanson, author of “Who Highjacked My Fairy Tale? and How to Hand on to Humor When Life Doesn't Go as Planned.”

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EDEN BOYS & GIRLS CLUB INVITES ALL KIDS TO JOIN The Eden Boys & Girls Club is a great place for our youth to build character and be a part of the community. If you have children that need a good influence and guidance, please consider the Boys & Girls Club of Eden. Below is just a little about the club. Athletics The Boys & Girls Club of Eden features many seasonal sports, with opportunities for children to learn sportsmanship and get to know new people. There is always something going on for the kids here! The Boys & Girls Club of Eden now have sign up sheets for Indoor Soccer and Rookie League Baseball. The First Rookie League Baseball Practice will be Tuesday, March 9, 2010. Rookie League Baseball is a pre-season one month long baseball league held before the Dixie Youth League begins. It is open to kids ages 4 to 12 and consists of the Basic Fundamentals of Baseball such as hitting, catching, base running, throwing and education of baseball rules. Youth also work on conditioning and the importance of sportsmanship. Kids will be divided up in age groups and scrimmages will be held. The Rookie League is designed to be a warm up and training opportunity to our regular baseball season. Everyone is invited to participate! There are no program fees, you just have to be a member of the club. General Operating Info Hours Of Operation of The Eden Boys & Girls Club School Days - 2:15 p.m. 8:00 p.m. - Monday - Thursday. 2:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Friday. Closed Saturday & Sunday. Early Release Days - 12:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Monday Thursday. 12:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Friday. Teacher Work Days & Holidays - 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday. 7:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m. - Friday. Inclement Weather Policy. The Boys & Girls Club closing procedures and hours of operation will be based on Rockingham County School plans. Closing time for the Boys & Girls Club will be 6:00 p.m. for all plans and early release. Closing time may be earlier based on weather conditions. If the schools are closed or there is early release, all sporting events will be rescheduled. If schools call for PLANS A - D, the Club will be open 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.. For PLAN E, the Club will be closed. Our Mission Statement is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Valentines Party The Boys & Girls Club of Eden will be having their annual Valentines Party Friday, February 12, 2010. If you would like to contribute cupcakes, cookies or any other donations for the party please check with Cathy at the front desk. Volunteerism At The Club

Please consider being a volunteer for the Boys & Girls Club of Eden. They have many areas where help is needed and your talents can be utilized. If time is an issue, consider Donating Items, such as paper towels, Clorox, Pine Sol, pencils, disinfectant cleaners or other cleaning supplies. You may drop off supplies or come by the front desk to volunteer. Thanks in advance! Junior Staff Program Junior staff is a program that assist club members from the ages of 13 to 18 in exploring a career. Young people participate in career development activities, and community service, and learn customer service skills. The Junior Staff at the Boys & Girls Club of Eden help with the front desk duties, athletic events and community projects such as street clean up. Recent activities include helping out the local library, organizing the Club Dance Team, and filling Halloween and Christmas Bags for club members. They were also invited to a Christmas Party at the Eden Library. Upcoming activities include a Teen Newsletter geared towards teens and their parents. New Staff Announcement The Boys & Girls Club of Eden would like to welcome new staff members, Lori Cramton, Stephen Ziglar, and Tiffany Ingram. Their inclusion into our staff was made possible with help from a DJJDP gang prevention grant in partnership with Rockingham County Youth Services and through Stimulus ARRA Grant money.

Street Smarts Program Street Smarts is a gang prevention program is focused towards youth ages 10 & up. As part of the community service component, those participating in the Street Smarts program took an active role in the canned food drive at the Eden YMCA in conjunction with Rockingham County Schools by sorting canned goods for needy families. They were also scheduled to “Ring the Bell” for the Salvation Army but were unable to participate due to inclement weather. Lights On After School Lights On After School, a national event celebrating quality after-school care, was held in October. Youth participated ina Spelling Bee with adult community members, including Sheriff Sam Page, who was the guest speaker for the event. The club’s newly formed Dance Team performed a routine for the event. A poster contest was also judged by guests, and refreshments were served. The event was a huge success. Sustaining Campaign In January 2010 the Eden Boy’s & Girls club began their sustaining campaign to raise operating funds in conjunction with all Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Please give what you can. All donations ar appreciated and are tax deductible. You can make donations online at www.bgceden.com or mail donations to PO Box 4628 1026 Harris Street, Eden, N.C. 27289 For more information feel free to call 336-627-7960.

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WENTWORTH - The workforce upheaval over the past decade has recently netted a couple of new employees for Rockingham Community College. Danny Edwards worked 21 years in retail management, rising from assistant store manager at K&K Toys to senior district manager and back to store manager when the company was purchased by KB Toys. Some Edwards time after the sale, Edwards realized KB Toys was failing so he turned to Alamance Community College to pursue one of his interest – computers. “I bought my first computer around 2000 and was fascinated with it. After taking a few computer classes, I decided to change careers.” Edwards earned an associate degree in information systems in May 2002 and went to work that fall as a network support technician with Acucote, Inc. in Graham. He loved the work but in 2009, Edwards was laid off. When the computer support specialist position came open at RCC, it was a godsend. “My son graduated in 2006 from RCC’s BLET program, so I was familiar with the college and liked it,” said Edwards. Edwards lives in Mebane. His main duties at RCC are repairing campus computCarter ers and projectors, as well as providing technical support for computer users. Another pink slip victim, Tim Carter, has been hired as senior custodian. Carter is no stranger to the college. After working 20 years as a supervisor with Stoneville Furniture Company, Carter lost his job and began working for Bullins Janitorial Services out of Madison. Then he was hired by Weiser Security in High Point. One of his jobs for Weiser was to work as a security guard at RCC, which he did for five years. He still provides this service on the weekends. During the week, Carter is now responsible for custodial duties in the Advanced Technologies building. “It keeps me busy,” he says, laughing, “but I really enjoy the job.” Mangoine Rhonda Mangione replaced Robert Shields as cosmetology instructor after Shields retired on Jan. 1. Shields and Mangione have orbited each other professionally for years. “I feel like I’ve come full circle,” said Mangione who worked as an apprentice cosmetologist in Shields’ hair salon in Graham in 1984. Mangione then took a job with Regis Hairstylist for 10 years, including a seven year stint as manager of the store in the Eden Mall. While working in Eden, she helped Shields in the classroom at RCC. “I enjoyed teaching and Robert encouraged me to get a teaching license.” She did. Afterward, Mangione taught either part-time or full-time at Alamance Community College, Rockingham Community College, Guilford Technical Community College, and Davidson Community College. A resident of Whitsett, Mangione graduated in 1983 from Alamance Beauty School and in 2009, she earned an associate in applied science in cosmetology from GTCC.

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Sisters Anne and Fran have published their second children’s book, The True Story of Kitty Clyde, along with illustrator Stacy Jenkins. Their first book, The Goat in the Roxy Theater, was published in 2008. Set in the 1800’s, this fascinating tale is about a strong bond between a man and his horse. Brewster is a mail carrier who depends on his horse, Kitty Clyde, to help him deliver the mail in all types of weather. When a surprising discovery is made, Brewster and Kitty Clyde must make a dangerous delivery. Their teamwork is important, and Brewster knows he can count on Kitty Clyde’s strength and determination. Kitty Clyde has one surprise for Brewster, and he discovers just how much he loves his horse and just how special Kitty Clyde really is. Anne and Fran grew up in Bassett, Virginia, with a love of books and storytelling. “Anne” is Anne Marie Freeman, a Psychology and Women’s Studies instructor at Rockingham Community College. Her sister, “Fran” is Fran Ross Snead, a fifth grade teacher at John Redd Smith Elementary School in Collinsville, Virginia. Stacy Jenkins is an elementary art teacher in Martinsville, Virginia. The trio attended a book signing for local authors on February 4th at Barnes and Nobles in Greensboro. Published by Xlibris, their books are currently available at amazon.com.

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A new monument/statue has been added at the Rockingham County Veterans Memorial Park in Wentworth. The Fallen Soldiers Cross with the inscription, "Final Tribute to a Fallen SoldierRockingham County Veterans Park 2009" was installed at the park on January 11, 2010. This statue is also known as the "Battlefield Cross' and "Soldiers Cross". The Veterans Park was established to honor all veterans in Rockingham County living or dead. This is a great way to honor our veterans by placing their name on the memorial stones at the park. If you are a veteran or have a veteran in your family and would like to have their name added to a stone, please contact Ray Kelly at 336627-7005 for further information. The Veterans Park Committee is in the planning stages of adding additional memorial stones so more veterans names may be added in the future, and two flagpoles will be added to accommodate the number of flags currently flown at the park. Please stop by and see what a great addition this adds to the park.

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WENTWORTH - Gayle Ferguson, medical office administration instructor at Rockingham Community College, has been awarded the Certified Professional CoderT Apprentice credential, a nationally recognized certification sponsored by the renowned Ferguson American Academy of Professional Coders. According to the academy, the demand for coders in increasing nationally by approximately 10,000 employees each year and is projected to increase 36 percent or more through 2010.

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REIDSVILLE - The Reidsville Chamber of Commerce held it’s Annual Awards Banquet at the Pennrose Park Country Club on January 20 . The keynote speaker was Ms. Debbi S. Powell, of A.B. Combs School who spoke on the values of the “Leader In Me” program. The Leadership development program, was introduced to Lawsonville Elementary School, in Reidsville earlier this year, and the Reidsville Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the school to help raise funds for the training of the School’s staff. The Chamber presented awards to the following: Denise Brady recieved the Chairman’s Award The News & Record - Rockingham County Bureau took the Corporate Citizen of the Year award Reidsville Florist earned the Small Business of the Year and Texie Needham was named the Business Person of the Year.

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CRIME SCENE UNIT LANDS VETERAN INVESTIGATOR WENTWORTH The Rockingham County Gang Prevention and Forensic Unit announced in January that William Baggerly has joined the organization as a crime a crime scene investigator. Baggerly is retired from the Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Department where he was the captain over their crime scene division for nearly eight years. “We are pleased to have William as part of our team”, said Mike James, director of the project. “For a new department just starting out, having William with the experience knowledge that he brings to the table is very exciting.” The Rockingham County Gang Prevention and Forensic Unit was funded by a grant from the North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission. It provides or assists with general crime scene technology to each of the county’s law enforcement agencies. In addition, the project will include education and intervention for youth susceptible to gang involvement. Baggerly is a certified crime scene investigator by the Virginia Department of Forensic Science, and has been certified in homicide investigations, has an A.A.S. from Danville Community College in Administration of Justice with a specialization in Corrections & Law Enforcement. He has completed the Top Gun Narcotics Investigations Training, and is a certified instructor with the Virginia Dept. of Criminal Justice Services. Baggerly said, “ It was an honor to have been chosen to join this new department and I look forward to working with all of the law enforcement agencies within Rockingham County.”

OUT OUR WAY GARDEN CLUB Right: Nellie Long, Carolyn Hailey, Mickie Webster, and Hilda Wright

Left: Hilda Wright and Mickie Webster cleaning up the park area.

Mickie Webster, Hilda Wright, Nellie Long, and Sue Abbruzzi working at the Green Way Park area. "The Out Our Way Garden Club" that meet every Thursday each month (except during the summer) planted some plants in January, starting with two new flower gardens hoping to help make the Eden more beautiful in the Spray area at the newly done "the Green Way" that is just pass the Spray bridge. and go down the small road just before you get to the old water works and it is now the plant place on the right side coming from the old Spray Cotton Mill. There have been new metal steps and a ramp put in to get to the river the group has planted Crepe Myrtle trees in that area and will continue to plant flowers as weather continues to improve. The Out Our Way Garden Club has donated and planted 100 flowering bulbs and 26 Iris and 5 Crepe Myrtle trees. Anyone that would like to donate any bulbs,flowers, or shrubs to this public park site is ask to contact our President, Mrs. Mickie Wesbter, at 573-9647 or the green way park recreation center and they will contact us.

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Winner of American Legion Oratorical Contest, Jeremiah Moreadith and Runner-Up, Rebecca Montgomery pose with Commander of American Legion Post #79, Curtis Fretwell.

AMERICAN LEGION POST #79 ANNOUNCES STUDENT WINNERS Sponsoring a High School Oratorical Contest is just one way the American Legion promotes its goal “to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America ". This year’s contest, open to all Rockingham County High School students, was held January 11 at Morehead High School . Participants were required to speak 8 to 10 minutes on their choice of topics concerning the U.S. Constitution and 3 to 5 minutes on an assigned topic concerning the constitution. Jeremiah Moreadith was the winner of this year’s contest. He chose to speak on “Eminent Domain,” and his assigned topic was “The Formation of the U.S. Constitution.” Rebecca Montgomery was the runner-up. She chose to speak on “How New States May Be Admitted by Congress Into This Union,” and her assigned topic was “The Formation of the U.S. Constitution.” Both students are sophomores at Morehead High School . Moreadith and Montgomery exhibited poise, confidence, and broad knowledge of the U.S. Constitution in its role as our most treasured national document and protector of our daily liberties. As runner-up Montgomery will receive a $50.00 gift. As the winner of the contest Moreadith will receive $100.00. Moreadith will move on to the District level and then possibly to State level competition. The Legion Post 79 would like to publicly congratulate both of these deserving students and wish Moreadith good luck as he continues in the competition.


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RCC BOARD

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WENTWORTH - At the Jan. 12 meeting of the Rockingham Community College Board of Trustees, elections were the first order of business. The following were elected to serve a two-year term: Barbara Moore of Reidsville, chairman; Grayson Whitt of Eden, vice-chairman; Dr. Robert Keys, president of RCC, re-elected as secretary. Vice-President for Instruction, Dr. Sheila Ruhland, then provided the board with an overview of the fifth-year interim report recently submitted to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the accrediting body for educational institutions for this area. This is a required report. Colleges are reviewed for accreditation by the organization once every 10 years. RCC will undergo the full accreditation process in 2014. Dr. Bob Lowdermilk, vicepresident for student development, announced preliminary enrollment figures. As of Jan. 5, the last date students could register, 2,492 students had enrolled.

TRUSTEES ELECTS NEW OFFICERS This is an increase of nearly 16 percent over the same point in 2009 and a 34 percent increase over the same point in 2008. Turning to business matters, the board voted to increase diploma replacement fees from five dollars to $35 effective Jan. 12. Due to revisions in formatting, each replacement of a diploma requires the development of a new engraving plate. The new fee to replace one diploma, said VP for Administrative Services, Steve Woodruff, accurately reflects the cost of replacement and is within the range of fees charged by other institutions. The board also approved an amendment to the approved 2009-10 budget. Earlier in the fiscal year, colleges were required to send five percent of their budgets to the state. The amendment reflects the state’s refunding of two percent back to colleges. For Rockingham Community College the two percent relief represents $189,950. The board also accepted the 2008-09 annual equipment audit

summary report from the state community college system. Board members were pleased to accept a monetary gift from Pizza Hut designated for the RCC men’s basketball program. The funds were used for the Eagles Tip-Off Tournament held in November. They were also happy with the gift of a 16,000 frac tank from Williams Gas Pipeline-Transco. The tank will be used as a rescue training tool for the emergency services program of study. Dr. Tony Gunn, associate vice-president for administrative services, stated that the outside campus lighting project is complete and that replacement of plexiglass panels in the Advanced Technologies Building will be completed when the weather becomes warmer. Dr. Keys discussed with the trustees the history and current status of the Child Development Center and his decision to discontinue the center’s operation on May 28, 2010. The trustees regretted that this decision was necessary but concurred with the President’s actions. The next RCC Board of Trustees meeting is slated for March 9 at 4 p.m. in the Gwyn Board Room.

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LEADERSHIP PROGRAM IS HARD AT WORK AT HOLMES MIDDLE Rep. Nelson Cole recently visited the sixth grade students at Holmes Middle School in Eden to speak in honor of the Leadership program which has been put into place over the past few months at the school. Teacher, Melissa Waldrop, explaines a little about the new program, “We are trying to get students to feel better about themselves. We let them know that they are important to us. On Friday's we call it "Dress to Impress". Several students come to school in a suit or a dress. The other grade levels have started dressing on Friday's, too.” “We are going to have a day and let the students be the teacher. If they really excel in drawing, playing video games, writing poems etc. We try to instill positive attitudes toward each other,” Waldrop said. On Friday, January 22nd, Vice Principal Nichole Lancaster of Holmes Middle School in Eden welcomed Rep. Nelson Cole and introduced him to three students who would show the State House Representative around the school and a few classrooms. Sixth grade students Corbin Watson, Georgia Stophel and Tyler Dabbs led Cole the new White Boards in classrooms, the library, choral room, gymnasium and dining room while explaining the process of the grades some 300 students daily activities. They also explained the “Love Links” hanging on various hall walls and in classrooms. According to Corbin Watson, students donated a quarter for each

link, and the money raised will be sent to help in Haiti. As the program began in the cafeteria Cole was introduced by student, Joshua Fashina with a short personal history of the leader. Coles message was based on “Dream the biggest dream you can dream.” He told the students how he didn’t set out after school to go into politics. His expertise in his earlier years included working with the automotive industry and that led into opening his own dealership in the early 1980’s. Being a business owner is what eventually led to his interest in politics due to the rules and regulations politicians were putting on the small business owners at the time. Each change he made was difficult but worth the struggle. He ran for office in 1990 and lost, but he didn’t give up. In 1992 he again ran and was successful in his attempt, he is now serving his 8th term in the State House of Representatives for the 56th District. In addition to his position Cole is chairman of over 10 committees in the state. Although not everyone will take the road to college, Cole noted that education is a door opener, but it doesn’t guarantee a job. Hard work and determination are the key to any successful plan. Students were prompted to ask questions of the leader and one in particular was how does he deal with all the responsibilities, to which he answered, “You put forth effort, totally focus on the project. But cut off the pressure when you go home.” Cole noted

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that when he left the school he would be picking up his three year old grandson and playing with him a few hours, which is one way he de-stresses. He said some of his hardest challenges in his job is dealing with opposing positions and knowing that North Carolina citizens need help in certain areas and having to find the money to do it. To bring education into focus for the students Cole went over a list of what on average persons earn in certain situations noting that a non-high school graduate averages only $18,800 per year with a graduate earning $24,900. An associates degree raises this figure to $31,500, a Bachelors to $39,000 and a professional degree such as a doctor or lawyer can earn $75,000 and up. The program was brought to a close with student, Telasha Baize, thanking Rep. Cole for his time and program. Matt Brownback, a teacher at Holmes Middle School said, “The Leadership Program has been a great new asset to the school. The students have really bought into the program and it shows. Students are working hard to achieve their educational goals, both long and short term, that they have set for themselves. It's great to see students taking responsibility for what they are accomplishing in school.” He added, “It's neat to see the kids applying Covey's habits in their lives. With some students you can really see them thinking about the habits before they make a decision. He and others are hoping they can secure the funding to be formally trained in this program so the school can continue to implement and improve through this program.

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FRUIT TREE PRUNING WORKSHOP On Saturday February 20 at 10am in the Mitchell Orchard, 178 Beth Rd., Madison you can come see how to correctly prune and train fruit trees!!!! Dr. Michael Parker from NCSU will be doing the pruning demonstration on how to prune and train fruit trees for strong trees and maximum fruit yields. Following the pruning there will be a fruit tree grafting workshop at the orchard. Call Kathryn Holmes, Rockingham County Cooperative Extension Agent at 342-8230 for more information.

JUST SITTING AROUND? ... NOT A CHANCE MAYODAN - Ernie Johnson is well known the town of Mayodan. For several years he has ran his business of Ernie’s Coins and Collectibles at 306 W. Main Street, and made sure the community knows their welcome anytime. He likes to talk to everyone and takes the time to really listen. And still, even if you had known him for a while, you may not realize he Johnson is a survivor of a double amputation. Ernie doesn’t like to call it a disability, because he is able to do more than most who don’t have any disability to speak of. The 69 year young business owner was a former Wallpaper Hanger who because of diabetes lost both his feet to the disease, one in 2000 and the next in 2004. During the ordeal he spent a lot of time in a wheel chair, watching a lot of television, and the world go by without him. That didn’t last long though, because he just couldn’t give up. Getting bored with the situation, be went to work on his gardening, worked a business at the Eden Flea Market and eventually opened his own business in the town he loves, Mayodan. Although coins were his first love, he expanded to take in pretty much anything of use to the community, including movies on DVD’s, music CD’s, games and game systems, what-nots, antiques, cards and much more. Ernie also likes to support the community and wants to form a Merchants Association for Mayodan. He hopes that all the merchants that are interested in the area will contact him and talk about what could be done to bring more people into the shopping district. He can be contacted at Ernie’s Coin Shop & Collectables located at 220 W. Main St., Mayodan or by calling him at 336-616-4115. He knows how much the community has suffered in this economy and keeps his prices low and his hopes high, oh yeah, and there is always a smile on his face to help lighten your mood. His advice to others, get up and go, do something. Get out and be with people, be a part of the community. His message to everyone is you’re only disabled if you act like you are. He, with no feet, still manages to mow his yard, garden, and run a full time business, all while supporting his fellow citizens as much as he can.

REIDSVILLE CHAMBER ANNOUNCES AWARDS REIDSVILLE The Reidsville Chamber would like to thank everyone who attended the Annual Awards Banquet. Congratulations to offered to their 2009 Award winners! Business Person of the Year Texie Needham Home Savings Bank Small Business of the Year Reidsville Florist & Gifts Owners: Bonnie & Allen Purgason Corporate Citizen of the Year News & Record-Rockingham Bureau If you want to find out more information about the "Leader in Me" program, please go to www.leaderinme.org or visit the web site of A. B. Combs Elementary in Raleigh, NC. For a view of some highlights of the meeting, see the spot on www.rceno.com. A special thank you to Roy Sawyers for doing a great job of covering the event.

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GOV. HODGES MONUMENT INSTALLED Luther H. Hodges Memorial Monument was placed in Overlook Cemetery on Jan 13th . This 8 foot memorial was purchased by his son Luther, Jr. and the honor of crafting and installing was given to Joyce Monuments of Eden. The Late Gov. Hodges was an outstanding member of our community, born in 1898, attending the UNC from 1915 until 1919, After college he joined Marshall Field Textile Mills here as production Manager and on to VP in charge of manufacturing to Textile pricing Program ,in the Office of Price Administration He became Gov of our state in 1952 until 1960, serving the longest term for a Gov prior to the changing of the state constitution when Jim Hunt was Gov. From the Governorship he was appointed by John F.

Kennedy as the Secretary of Commerce from 1961-1965 . In 1967 he became the President of ,Rotary International before retiring in 1968 He died in 1974 in Chapel Hill NC. Mr. Hodges leaves a great legacy to our county, he spent his life promoting his strong beliefs in work ethic and economic growth.

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STATE RECEIVES $28.2 MILLION RALEIGH - - Gov. Perdue recently announced that MCNC has received $28.2 million in broadband funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to build a 480-mile fiber-optic network for the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN). The design, construction and operation of the network are estimated to create more than 230 engineering and construction jobs. In addition, the network has the potential to serve more than 1,500 school and community institutions, 180,000 businesses and more than 300,000 underserved families. “Increased broadband access for underserved areas is a critical infrastructure improvement that will help businesses of all sizes create jobs,” said Gov. Perdue. “NCREN will also play a vital role as part of my Career and College – Ready, Set, Go! Initiative—which will help ensure those businesses have access to a well-trained workforce.” This funding will allow North Carolina to leverage the existing NCREN to create more robust access for our schools, libraries and public health facilities, while also reaching our underserved citizens MCNC will begin immediately to undertake the work of planning and building the new middle-mile fiber. Within the next 60 days, MCNC will issue several requests for proposal (RFP) for the design, construction and operation of the network. Construction is expected to last up to three years. The new fiber build will tra-

verse 37 counties in North Carolina. Counties in eastern N.C. include: Beaufort, Bladen, Carteret, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Edgecombe, Greene, Harnett, Johnston, Nash, New Hanover, Onslow, Pender, Pitt, Robeson, Wake, and Wilson. In the west, counties include: Alexander, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Gaston, Haywood, Henderson, Iredell, Jackson, Lincoln, McDowell, Mecklenburg, Polk, Rutherford, and Transylvania. MCNC raised $11.7 million in matching funds for its successful project application through private sources, including $4 million from the MCNC endowment, making the total project a $40 million investment in North Carolina’s broadband infrastructure. “MCNC is doing a great public service through their efforts to help bridge the digital divide among our communities,” Rep. Price said. “MCNC’s project ensures that North Carolina’s broadband infrastructure will remain a strong foundation for the state’s 21st century economy by enhancing the state’s capacity for collaborative research, development, education, and innovation. It also provides further evidence that the Recovery Act is meeting the needs of American families.” In addition, this project is part of a coordinated strategy to enhance feasibility of Health Internet Technology (HIT) initiatives across the state, resulting in improved access to health services. The MCNC plan has been coordinated closely with other

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County Star Investing In Rockingham County’s Quality of Life Continued from Page 18 BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY CENTER GOES HIGHER TECH FOR ENTREPRENEURS WENTWORTH - The Rockingham County Business & Technology Center (RCBTC) today announces that it has completed its technology upgrades funded by a $10,000 grant from the e-NC Authority. The upgrades include a wireless projector for its board room, a mobile electronic whiteboard tool that electronically captures meeting notes, new computers for staff, memory upgrades for computer lab PCs, two large monitors for use in the business counseling room and foyer and software upgrades. Clients of the RCBTC will reap many benefits from these upgrades. First, the 40-inch monitor in the business counseling room improves the ability of the Center’s business counselors to provide computer-based assistance such as QuickBooks® and other financial analysis. The large screen allows clients to better view the work of the business counselor without people having to huddle around a small screen. The business counseling room is also enhanced by a new Mimio® whiteboard tool. This allows notes made during counseling sessions to be captured electronically and saved for future reference or printed directly from the whiteboard to the printer. This will allow entrepreneur and small business clients to spend more time listening and learning and less time writing down every detail of meetings. With the upgrades to the computer lab, clients will benefit from the RCBTC’s ability to continue to evaluate and implement new tools that require more computing power. The RCBTC, as part of its original design, is meant to provide local entrepreneurs a place where they can receive business planning and technology assistance. These technology upgrades and enhancements improve the RCBTC’s ability to provide first-class business counseling services in a 21st century environment. “We always tell our clients about the benefits of technology, and these new tools help show how to implement it to improve operations,” declared Mark Wells, RCBTC Executive Director. “We continue to innovate around our business counseling process so that we can continue to create more jobs through entrepreneurship,” added Wells. The RCBTC’s business counseling efforts are supported by one full-time and eleven volunteer SCORE® business counselors. About the Rockingham County Business & Technology Center: The RCBTC is an e-NC Authority Business and Technology Telecenter designed to create an entrepreneur-friendly, technologyenabled environment in Rockingham County. The RCBTC helps entrepreneurs learn how to plan, start and grow businesses, while making sure they understand how to use technology to be competitive in today's global marketplace. For more information call (336) 342-7853 or visit their web site at www.rcbtc.org.

GARDENING SERIES 2010 SCHEDULE WENTWORTH - The Rockingham County Agriculture Center is the place to be this season to learn all you need to know about gardening. Check out the following classes. • Feb. 10 - Rockingham - Soils, Fertilizers, and Composting - Jason Bryd - Soil Water Conservation • Feb. 17 - Rockingham - Landscape Design - Mark Danieley Alamance County Horticulture Agent • Feb. 24 - Rockingham - Growing Fruit - Kathryn Holmes Rockingham County 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. Pre-registration required 1 day before class, call 336342-8230.

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REIDSVILLE - A group of concerned Republican activists in Rockingham County have come together to promote unity and traditional American values within the party. The Son's of America Republican Group of Rockingham County launched on Facebook this weekend and has almost 70 supporters in less than 24 hours. The group is focused on bringing unity to the Rockingham County Republican Party. "It’s time to move the party forward in a positive light. What has been isn’t working," said Robert Jernigan. "It is time for change and truth in government and politics. Together we can stand united and bring the American dream back home to Rockingham County." The Son's of America Republican Group of Rockingham County consists of young American Republicans, men and women, dedicated to the protection of tradition and positive growth of our party, county and way of life. Its members hope to serve our community and our country with pride and commitment. The group will encourage its membership to become involved with precinct activities and to attend the county convention on March 13 at RCC. "We stand ready to bring new energy to conservative values in Rockingham County," Jernigan said. "We ask concerned Republicans in this county to stand with us." The group is currently organized around its Facebook page located on the web at: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=267426692035


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ANGEL FOODFIGHTS HIGH FOOD PRICES The Growing Oaks Community Church located at 2271 Harrinton Highway, Eden, NC is continues to offer their Angel Food Ministries program which is open to anyone and can help save families a lot of money in these hard times. To order or to get the complete menu of foods is available by calling 336-5584035. ORDER DATES Wednesday, February 10, 2010 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Thursday, February 11, 2010 4:30 PM– 7:00 PM Friday, February 12, 2010 10:30 AM– 1:00 PM Online ordering available at www.angelfoodministries.com For information: 336-5584035 or goccafm2@triad.rr.com Distribution Day: Saturday, February 20, 2010 9:00 AM –

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their workday and life. A couple of workshops are also scheduled for the Thursday Technology Series. On Feb. 18, Shaffer will present “E-mail Options to Manage Your Business.” In this workshop, attendees will learn how to use e-mail effectively: send attachments, form e-mail groups, use the built-in calendar, block unwanted e-mails and more. These tricks can be used for advertising purposes and to help with time management. All Small Business Center workshops at RCC are free. They are held in the Bishopric Lifelong Learning Center, room 206, from 6-8:30 p.m. For more information or to preregister for a workshop, call 342-4261, Ext. 2316.

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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.

Rockingham County Planning Board January 19, 2910 The Planning Board before a full house. The item of interest to those in attendance was a proposed addition to the Unified Development Ordinance concerning kennels. Members of the audience who spoke to the Board were decidedly against the addition as it is written, or had questions on how it would be implemented. Following the public comment period, the Board voted unanimously to table the addition until the Planning Department staff has an opportunity to study the proposal and make possible changes. Rockingham County Commissioners Meeting January 11, 2010 There was a very good turnout for this meeting and I hope it continues. Four speakers from a group called “The Will of the People” presented the big issue of the meeting. They pointed out the way the county is spending money in these depressed economic times. Thomas Harrington gave a presentation on the Horse Park project and included information from other established horse parks. The Lexington, Virginia, horse center was sold by the state because of the financial drain to a non-profit group. The non-profit is now struggling to keep the center operating. They incurred a debt of $11 million and an annual payment of $600,000 on that debt. Mr. Harrington said that the director of the Virginia center has agreed to come to Rockingham County and talk with the commissioners. Mr. Harrington also asked the commissioners what would be the

source of money for the county’s horse park and other future projects, if it were not financially profitable. In addition, energy costs continue to go up and hurt everyone. People are mad and they plan to keep the pressure on to control government spending. Several speakers mentioned how hard it is to make it these days, with costs as high as they are. One person said that we are spending more on animals and horses than on trying to house the homeless. Another person gave statistics on other horse centers across the country in financial trouble. Another asked the commissioners to hold down taxes, keep their campaign promises, and honor requests to cut projects. Chairman Bass told the group that there would be a planned meeting in the near future so that everyone would have a chance to speak. In other business, relocating the Election Board to the Business and Technology building would give them much needed space. The New Life Club House will move to the former 911 center. Cost estimates for these moves are $100,000, with some of the work to be done by in-house labor. This needs to be completed soon, with elections just around the corner. Shiloh Airport is eligible for grants from NCDOT, but the county must match 10% of any grant. Mike Apple requested approval of an amendment to the capital project budget for two NCDOT grants for the airport. One grant for $166,667 would cover airfield improvements, with $16,667 matching funds from the county included in the budget. The second grant is

$819,000 for land acquisition and obstruction removal, with $81,990 in matching funds from the county. They were asking for a change to the budget to cover the amount not already in the budget. Some of the appropriation is included in the 20082009 budget and the balance will be requested in the 2009-2010 budget. Hunting Advisory Committee January 21, 2010 Trespassing was the main topic discussed. The types of signs available today are easily destroyed so other methods of posting property were discussed. Painting triangles on trees at intervals along property lines is one possibility. Other counties can fine trespassers $250 while Rockingham County has a $50 fine. Hunters can come to Rockingham to bag a big buck or turkey cheaply even if they are caught hunting illegally. Written permission for hunting on a particular property would be required. Another problem discussed was trespassing on ATV’s without permission. Peter Bromley gave a very good report on Virginia’s policies on this subject. He did a lot of research, which will be a good guide to use in writing new regulations. This committee receives input from all its members, including wildlife officers and Sheriff Sam Page. This meeting is just one of many meetings to be held before suggesting regulations for hunting in this growing county. Again, the committee chairman, James Kallam, handled the meeting in a business-like manner and accorded respect to all who were present.

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WENTWORTH - The muchanticipated Rockingham County Animal Shelter is one large step closer to reality. After nearly two years of planning, the County has finalized designs for the facility and placed an advertisement for bids. The bids will be opened in a public meeting on February 18, 2010 at 3:00 pm in the Commissioners’ Board Room at the Rockingham County Governmental Center in Wentworth. Rockingham County began the animal shelter project in February 2008 with the formation of an Animal Shelter Advisory Committee, comprised of County Commissioners, animal welfare activists, veterinarians and county employees. In October 2008, the advisory committee launched the Rockingham County Animal Shelter Campaign, an initiative aimed at generating funds for the new 10,000 square foot animal shelter. To date, the campaign has raised over $135,000 in pledged private funds. The County has also been pre-approved for a loan and grant from the USDA

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Department of Rural Development. The exact amount of both the loan and grant will depend on the final construction cost. The project will be bid as a core facility with two alternates. Alternate one consists of an adoption wing and administrative offices and alternate two features a spay and neuter clinic. The committee hopes to build all components of the facility this year, as the adoption wing and spay and neuter clinic are essential for reducing pet overpopulation and curbing the county’s staggering 80% euthanasia rate. Given the current economic climate; however, the facility may have to be built in phases. The Board of Commissioners will make that decision in March. Those interested in bidding on the project, may view the advertisement at: www.co.rockingham.nc.us/pp/BidRFP.htm. In addition, a pre-bid conference will be held on February 4, 2010 at 3:00 pm at the Rockingham County Governmental Center, Demonstration-Assembly Room, 371 NC 65,Wentworth, NC

27375. For more information about the Rockingham County Animal Shelter Campaign or to get involved, visit www.rockinghamcountyanimalshelter.org or call 336-342-8342. About the Rockingham County Animal Shelter Campaign The Rockingham County Animal Shelter Campaign is devoted to building the animals of Rockingham County, NC the shelter they deserve and, subsequently, reducing the county’s 80% euthanasia rate. Rockingham County plans to open a new 10,000 square foot animal shelter facility in 2010. The County Board of Commissioners is committed to funding a very basic, bare bones shelter. In order to thwart the county’s pet overpopulation epidemic long-term, several features (particularly an adoption wing, bonding area, and spay and neuter clinic), must be included in the design. The campaign’s goal has been to fund these additional features privately. Through sources such as fundraising events, brick paver sales, corporate sponsorships, and grants, the campaign hopes to collect enough private donations to make the planned facility a reality. For more information, please visit www.rockinghamcountyanimalshelter.org.


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REP. COLE APPOINTED COMMITTEES HOUSE SELECT COMMITTEE ON A COMPREHENSIVE RAIL SERVICE PLAN Committee to study the development of a comprehensive plan for freight and passenger rail service in NC RALEIGH, NC _ Rep. Nelson Cole has been appointed to the House Select Committee on a Comprehensive Rail Service Plan. The House Select Committee on a Comprehensive Rail Service Plan is responsible for studying the development of a comprehensive plan for freight and passenger rail service for the state, in coordination with federal rail service plans and the existing national rail system. The Committee is also responsible for studying ways to utilize and preserve unused or abandoned rail corridors for future rail needs. “I am pleased to have this opportunity to serve in such a key position,” Rep. Cole said. “This appointment will allow me serve both the House of Representatives and the people of my district who have a strong interest in.” Among other things, the Committee will study the estimated coast of a comprehensive rail plan and appropriate mechanisms including federal, State, and local and private funding sources and bonds to finance its implementation. The Committee will also study the benefits of expanding and upgrading rail passenger and freight service, the effect expanded service would have on economic development, tourism, and job creation, and the importance of rail expansion to the State ports and across the State. Rep. Nelson Cole has also

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EDEN CITY COUNCIL – JANUARY 19TH 2010 EDEN - – The Eden City Council held their regular scheduled January 19th, 2010 meeting All council members were present except Jerry Ellis due to medical reasons. The Council heard a variety of items on their agenda including 3 public hearings. The first was for the consideration of a zoning text amendment request and ordinance to amend a portion of the Eden City Zoning Ordinance to add a definition for temporary shelters. Council heard the recommendation from Kelly Stultz, Director of Planning & Inspections Dept – City of Eden. The proposed text follows: Section 11.29 Definitions of Shelter, Temporary: A facility providing, without charge, temporary sleeping accommodations, with or without meals, for individuals and/or families displaced from their residence as a result of sudden natural or manmade catastrophe including, but not limited to earthquake, fire, flood, tornado, hurricane, or the release of hazardous or toxic substances(s) into the environment. Such a natural or man-made catastrophe must be designated by the responsible local, state or fed-

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eral official or an emergency agency such as the American Red Cross or the emergency Management Assistance. Such temporary shelter may also be permitted for the housing of those made homeless due to other circumstances and under the auspices of a non-profit agency. Council voted unanimously in favor of the change. The second public hearing dealt with the rezoning request of 527 Summit Road, approximately 7.05 acres, from Residential20 to Industrial-1. Kelly Stultz, Director of Planning & Inspections Department - City of Eden reported “The most important issue to remember is what we have on the ground, on this particular spot, it’s not whether it can be a trucking company or any of those things. It’s whether or not, we think I-1 zoning is appropriate for this property” Mark Wyatt, with Ellis Transfer, spoke in favor of the proposed change, as did Michael Dougherty, the Economic Development Director for the City of Eden. There were 13 citizens who signed up to speak in opposition of the proposed change. Williams, a lifelong resident on Summit Rd, presented the Council members with a petition that had been signed by citizens in opposition of the change, and expressed concerns over decreased property values and the danger that, if the land were to be used for the storage of tractor-trailer trucks and trailers,

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Dispatcher Ramona Bowman has been with the city for 11 years and like many police department employees, she likes that with her job “every day is different.” Her workday includes answering calls – both routine and emergency – many of which develop into stressful situations. To combat the stress, when she’s not at work Bowman enjoys walking, reading, cooking and spending time with her husband Tim and dog Bowman Bear. Bowman is a native of Stokes County and now lives in Stoneville. When asked what she likes about Eden, Bowman said “people are friendly and willing to lend a helping hand to others.” She is hopeful that our city will see more job opportunities. “I would like to see empty commercial buildings once again filled with manufacturing facilities so people that are unemployed can return to work,” she said. As for her future, Bowman would like to learn to play the piano. Other than that, she said she plans to “trust God and let Him take care of everything else.”

TYRONE SCALES – POLICE DEPARTMENT You might be surprised to learn that outside of work, Lt. Tyrone Scales is a fun guy to be around. Meet him in uniform though and you will find a man who performs his job with the utmost seriousness. Scales is the head of the police department’s D Squad and his job includes making sure his officers are enforcing laws and protecting the citizens and visitors throughout the city of Eden. Scales has been with Eden PD for 16 years. He scales said the best part of his career has been “helping people and trying to make a difference in my community.” Although he’s not a native of Eden, Scales is happy to live here. “I like Eden because I know a lot of folks and it’s a good place for me and my wife to raise our children,” he said. He does see room for improvement in our city. In addition to more job opportunities, Scales said he would “love to see Eden grow into a loving and caring community where the word of Christ Jesus really means something in everyone’s heart.” Scales has been married to Vickie for 19 years and they have three sons, Tyson, Tyler and Tyreece. The family is actively involved at Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church, where Scales serves as a deacon and works with Boy Scout Troop 713. In his free time, Scales enjoys fishing with his sons. He looks forward to retirement when he plans to travel and volunteer.

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L & M Associates purchased the former 900,000 square foot Hanesbrands facility in January of this year. With over 40 buildings in its inventory, Roanoke, Va., based L & M plans to subdivide the building and market it immediately to potential users. The North Carolina Department of Commerce industrial activity over the last several months has shown that most new clients are seeking existing facilities to upfit for their particular needs. The former Hanesbrands facility provides ample space for a variety of users. The City of Eden and the Rockingham County Partnership for Economic and Tourism Development are aggressively pursuing a large water user for the community, one that may be attracted to the former Hanesbrands facility. A consultant will be visiting Eden and the county to discuss what Eden needs to do to attract water users, such as food processors. The city is also working with the N.C. Department of Commerce to include food processors in its target industry group. “A positive note is that there has been more industrial and commercial activity in the last 60 days than perhaps the previous 12 month period,” stated Mike Dougherty, director of Economic Development for the City of Eden. “While we are still in a global recession, there are signs of new investment coming to our city.” For more information, call Dougherty at 623-7789, ext. 3046.


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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... Citty, Steve R. Civitan Club Clack, Ida M Clark, Chris Clark, Donna Clark, Kelly D Clark, Robert D Clayton, Barry Cliborne, Joann L Clifton, Ruth R Club Five OClock Friends Cobb, Jarron Cobb, William Russell Cochran, Shannon Cockman, A W Jr Coe, Buford Cole, Ruth Cole, Winfred Coleman, Mike Collins, Brandi M Collins, Mitzi P Combs, Watt Contract Services Cook, Cory Cook, Dan Cook, Shirley Copfer, Lorene E Cornwell, Ruth Coronado, Maria Corum, A Corum, Donald Corum, Jennifer Corum, Jennifer Corum, Joseph Daniel Corum, Marvin Daniel Corum, Paul R Corum, R Corum, Tabitha L Courts, Michelle E Couturier, Alice H Cox, Ryan Cox, Tony Craddock, Kayla Craig, J Craig, John Harve Crawford, Novella Cribbs, Ralph B Crouch, Joe Cruz, Aurelio O Cummings, Angel Cummings, Donald Cummings, Freddie Cummings, Grove Cummings, Leon Cummings, Sheryl R Curt Johnson Assoc. D & B Deli & Sports Pub Dalton, Billy Dalton, Christine C Dalton, L Jr Dalton, McMichael High Daniel, Terry MD Dare, Louise Davenport, Barney R Davis, Harold Davis, Mark Davis, Tommie OR Day, William Deaton, Edward Decker, Amanda Demoss, Edward Ray Deney, Reggie Depriest, George T Dewald, Joseph R Diakon Molding Inc Diaz, Angel M Diaz, Anna L Diaz, Juan Dickens, Heather Dawn Dickerson, Phillip Diggs, Barbara Gray Dillard, James Nelson Dillard, James V Jr Dillard, Kia N Dilldine, Leigh T Dillon, Jeri Dillon, Jeri L Dinwiddle, H N Dishmon, Betty Dixon, Annie Dixon, Gene Dixon, Sharon

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COMPLAINING A customer was bothering the waiter in a restaurant. First, he asked that the air conditioning be turned up because he was too hot, then he asked it be turned down cause he was too cold, and so on for about half an hour. Surprisingly, the waiter was very patient, he walked back and forth and never once got angry. So finally, a second customer asked him why he didn't throw out the pest. "Oh, I really don't care or mind," said the waiter with a smile. "We don't even have an air conditioner."

GENDER ROLES Barbara Walters had done a story on gender roles in Kuwait several years before the Gulf War, and she noted then that women customarily walked about 10 feet behind their husbands. She returned to Kuwait after the war and observed that the men now walked several yards behind their wives. Ms Walters approached one of the women for an explanation. “This is marvelous,” she said. “What enabled women here to achieve this reversal of roles?” The Kuwaiti woman replied, “Land mines.”.

For The Fun Of It FEED THEM There was once a man from the city who was visiting a small farm, and during this visit he saw a farmer feeding pigs in a most extraordinary manner. The farmer would lift a pig up to a nearby apple tree, and the pig would eat the apples off the tree directly. The farmer would move the pig from one apple to another until the pig was satisfied, then he start again with another pig. The city man watched this for some time with great astonishment. Finally, he could not resist saying to the farmer, "This is the most inefficient method of feeding pigs that I can imagine. Just think of the time that would be saved if you simply shook the apples off the tree and let the pigs eat them from the ground!" The farmer looked puzzled and replied, "What's time to a pig?"

LONELY CHILD Sandy began a job as an elementary school counselor and was eager to help. One day during recess she noticed a girl standing by herself on one side of a playing field while the rest of the kids enjoyed a game of soccer at the other. Sandy approached and asked if she was all right. The girl said she was. A little while later, however, Sandy noticed the girl was in the same spot, by herself. Approaching again, Sandy offered, "Would you like me to be your friend?" The girl hesitated, then said, "Okay," looking at the woman suspiciously. Feeling she was making progress, Sandy then asked, "Why are you standing here all alone?" "Because," the little girl said with great exasperation, "I'm the goalie!"

"GOONY BIRD" After many years of marriage, a husband has turned into a couch potato, became completely inattentive to his wife and sat guzzling beer and watching TV all day. The wife was dismayed because no matter what she did to attract the husband's attention, he'd just shrug her off with some bored comment. This went on for many months and the wife was going crazy with boredom. Then one day at a pet store, the wife saw this big, ugly, snorting bird with a hairy chest, powerful hairy forearms, beady eyes and dribble running down the side of its mouth. The shopkeeper, observing her fascination with the bird, told her it was a special imported "Goony bird" and it had a very peculiar trait. To demonstrate, he exclaimed, "Goony bird! The table!" Immediately, the Goony bird flew off its perch and with single-minded fury attacked the table and smashed it into a hundred little pieces with its powerful forearms and claws! To demonstrate some more, the shopkeeper said, "Goony bird! The shelf!" Again the Goony bird turned to the shelf and demolished it in seconds. "Wow!" said the wife, "If this doesn't attract my husband's attention, nothing will!" So she bought the bird and took it home. When she entered the house, the husband was, as usual, sprawled on the sofa guzzling beer and watching the game. "Honey!" she exclaimed, "I've got a surprise for you! A Goony bird!" The husband, in his usual bored tone replied, "Goony Bird, my foot!"

SEEING EYE DOG A blind man with a seeing eye dog at his side walks into a grocery store. The man walks to the middle of the store, picks up the dog by the tail, and starts swinging the dog around in circles over his head. The store manager, who has seen all this, thinks this is quite strange. So, he decides to find out what's going on. The store manager approaches the blind man swinging the dog and says, "Pardon me. May I help you with something." The blind man says, "No thanks. I'm just looking around."

DOG FIGHT A man walks into a bar one day and asks, "Does anyone here own that rottweiler outside?" "Yeah, I do!" a biker says, standing up. "What about it?" "Well, I think my chihuahua just killed him..." "What are you talking' about?!" the biker says, dis-believingly. "How could your little runt kill my rotweiler?" "Well, it seems he got stuck in your dog's throat!"

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SUBJECT: BUY USA Want to buy US made products? BUY USA by watching for "0" at the beginning of the number. We need every boost we can get! This may be useful to know when grocery shopping, if it's a concern to you. The whole world is afraid of China-made "black hearted goods". Can you differentiate which one is made in Taiwan or China ? If the first 3 digits of the barcode are 690, 691 or 692, the product is MADE IN CHINA. 471 is Made in Taiwan . This is our right to know, but the government and related departments never educate the public, therefore we have to RESCUE ourselves. Nowadays, Chinese businessmen know that consumers do not prefer products "MADE IN CHINA ", so they don't show from which country it is made. However, you may now refer to the barcode, remember if the first 3 digits are: 690-692 … then it is MADE IN CHINA . 00 - 09 … USA & CANADA 30 - 37 … FRANCE 40 - 44 … GERMANY 47 ... Taiwan 49 … JAPAN 50 … UK BUY USA by watching for "0" at the beginning of the number.

“Benefit” Projects In Rockingham County HOLMES MIDDLE SCHOOL FUND DRIVE Got an old cell phone you don't use? If so Holmes Middle School can use them! We are currently running a fundraiser for our school. It's simple just bring your unwanted cell phones (don't forget to take your sims cards out) and place it in the marked boxes in our lobby outside the office. Your donation will keep phones out of our landfills, and insure that no chemicals from the phones get into our water supply. You also get the satisfaction of knowing you're helping supply our school with much needed equipment. Thanks from Holmes PTSO!

BENEFIT FOR GAIL WILLIS 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 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 Vera Holland Building in Stoneville Adults - $5, children under 12 - $3 and additional donations are accepted and appreciated. We are plan to have a raffle. If you would like to donate an item for the raffle, or know of a company that may be willing to make a donation please let me know. 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

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HELPING HAITI There will be a transfer trailer parked @ Fuzzy's BBQ in Madison through Feb. 7th.. You can help fill it up. Needed: Water, canned meats, fish, and milk. Rice, beans, blankets, and money.

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.

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RECREATION NEWS EDEN PARKS & REC. Eden’s Senior Scoop • Senior Dance at the CB Hut featuring The City Limits Band – Each last Monday of the month. Come at 6:00 for line dance lessons. $5 per person. Get active at the Senior Center • Upcoming trips - Myrtle Beach Trip Dec. 3 - 5. Register Now!! Space is limited and it fills up quick. - Hampton Virginia Quilt Festival, Sat., February 27th. Once a month Revealing Rockingham take a local trip to see what the county has to offer. We will visit Mt Tabor Methodist church and see the talking murals on January 13th. We will leave the Senior Center at 10:30 am. There will be no fee but we do have limited space. • 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 6th and February 20th from 10-2. You must call 627-4711 for an appointment. • Hampton Va. Quilt Festival Day Trip will leave on Feb. 27th. Register Now. • Revealing Rockingham – We will visit the Eden Historical Museum on Washington Street at 11:00 Wed. February 17th. A donation or $1 for admission • Get involved in activities at the Senior Center. Activities include: Rook, Friends Club, Knit & Crochet Classes, Craft 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. • New!!! Hand and Foot card game Wednesdays at 1:00 – Anyone interested in playing the card game Hand and Foot please show up at the Garden of Eden Senior Center at 1:00pm. • Craft Class – First Tuesday of each month. February 2, 1:00pm. we’ll be making Valentine wreaths. Bring $1.00 for supplies. Each month is a new craft. • Legal Aide – February 11th • Bingo Bash held at the Senior Center 627-4711. Everyone is welcome!! Feb. 22nd • 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 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. 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 1:00pm. on Tuesdays beginning February 16th 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 will begin Spring Soccer Registration on Mon., Jan. 25 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. Cost of registration is $15.00 for residents of Mad/ or May, and $20.00 for non-city residents (non-city residents must also purchase either an individual user card for $35.00 or a family user card for $50.00 if they have not already done so). All players must also purchase a game jersey and socks for $20.00. For additional information, contact Jason Swisher at (336) 548-2789. 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, Feb. 8th - 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. The cost of registration is $15.00 for residents of Madison or Mayodan and $20.00 for noncity residents. Non-city residents must also purchase a user-free card, which is $35.00 for an individual or $50.00 for the family. User-free cards only have to be purchased once a year. All T-ball and Girls Softball participants will need to purchase a game jersey for $12.00. Baseball players will need to purchase uniforms, which include shirt, pants, and a hat. The uniform fees are Youth sizes - $25.00 and Adult sizes $30.00. 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 appointments for Sat., Feb.13th from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 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!

• Landscape Painting Classes The Madison - Mayodan Recreation Department will be offering Landscape Painting Classes held on Wednesdays starting January 13th - March 3rd from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. If interested, contact the Madison Mayodan Recreation Department at 336-548-2789 to pre-register and to get a supplies list. Still accepting painters! • 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. Each session will involve an hour of exercise and a 1/2 hour arthritis & exercise education, discussion, and group problem solving. 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 will be 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. These canned goods can be donated at the end of each 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! To sign up, please contact the Rec. Dep.at 336-548-2789 • Kids Zumbatomic Program & Adult Zumba Classes This program is safe and effective as well as a healthy way for children to get active. Call for schedules and prices -Mayodan Rec. Dep. at 336-548-2789 or 336-548-9572. • Hip Hop Dance Class The Mad/May Rec. Dept. is now holding registration for those interested in a Hip Hop Dance Class. Classes are scheduled to begin Feb. 6th and will be held Sat. mornings 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. for ages 8-12. The cost for this class is $39.00 per month and will be taught by experienced dance instructor, Deanna DeHart. Pre-registration is required! To sign-up, please call the Madison Mayodan Recreation 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 you1 The Madison Mayodan Recreation Department is offering this informative and beneficial class on Mondays from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. This 6 week program will be taught by instructor Ruth Robertson and will cost $3.00 per class. Pre-registration is required! To pre-register of for more information, contact the Madison- Mayodan 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 for the following: Belly Dance Boot Camp Saturday, February 13th for 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. The camp is for ages 16 and up and will cost $20.00. Pre-registration required! Belly Dance Classes Tuesdays, beginning February 16th 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! Both programs will be taught by experienced belly dance instructor, Kim Mitchell. To register for these classes of for more information, contact Madison-Mayodan Recreation Department at 336-548-2789.

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BOYS & GIRLS CLUB Are you looking for a place your child can develop his/her baseball skills? Are you looking for a place that will teach fundamentals? Are you looking for FUN? The Boys & Girls Club is the place for you. The new Rookie League at the Boys & Girls Club is a pre–season one month long baseball league held before the Dixie Youth League begins. It is open to kids ages 4 to 12 and will be held Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4:30 to 6:00 beginning March 9th. Participants in the Rookie League will learn to play as a group in a relaxed, positive environment. Their skills and self esteem improve over the season. They learn a love for the game.

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There are no fancy uniforms, AllStars or tournaments. It is an atmosphere where everyone plays all positions and learning happens with out stress. So whether you have never played the game or a seasoned veteran you will still benefit from the new Rookie League. Zack Long, Athletic Director at the Club and former high school baseball all-star, along with volunteers will conduct the Rookie League. It will consist of fundamentals in hitting, catching, base running, throwing and education of baseball rules and etiquette. Zack will also work on conditioning and the importance of sportsmanship. Kids will be divided up in age groups and

scrimmages will also be held. “The Rookie League is designed to be a warm up and training opportunity to our regular baseball season. It is an opportunity that no one else is providing. The goal is to spark new energy for baseball, provide positive role models, improve baseball knowledge and skills, build confidence, self esteem and social skills, increase physical activity, teach fundamentals and have Fun, states Amy Nalley, Executive Director. To be a part of the new Rookie League just come by the Boys & Girls Club at 1026 Harris St, Eden, NC (behind Dick’s Drive In). Membership is required and the membership fee

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Eden Parks & Rec Midget League Terrapins Kneeling L to R Brandon Miller, Jerwan Adams, Steven Holland and Jadakiss Jumper. Standing L to R - Coach Tracy McLaughlin, Malik McFarland, LaRik Price, C. J. Carter and Spencer Surratt

Eden Rec Senior League 76ers Standing L to R Markeist Johnson, Mike Broadnax, Wayne Thomas, Corey Easley, Monte Gauldin and Dre Wilson. Not pictured - Devan Greer, Charlie Howard and Coach Ronnie Commey.

Eden Recreation Tiny Mite Mavericks 1st Row Jadon Martin, Carson Moore, Dantonio Lumsford II. 2nd Row Caleb Adkins, Gaven Moore, Kedric Penn. Coach Carrie Boyd.

Eden Rec. Tiny Mite Bobcats 1st Row Triston Smith, Navtiz Tinsley, Elijah Courts 2nd Row Coach Stephane Williams, Alondre Simpson, Coach Ted Agee. Photo By Roni Gauldin

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SPORTS SIGNUPS The Eden Parks & Recreation Department is now signing up for indoor soccer for ages 6 thru 9 and ages 10 thru 13. Practices will begin in February. Also, we are signing up for a NEW girls volleyball league for 6th, 7th & 8th graders and co-ed volleyball for ages 10 thru 12 and 13 thru 15. Sign up at the Parks & Recreation Office at Eden City Hall, the Bridge St. Center or the Mill Ave. Center. Roster sheets and waiver forms are available at city hall. Entry fees and rosters will be due by Fri., Febr. 26th. Call Terry 623-7789 Ext. 3026.

SPORTS SHORTS... By Vernita Lowe

On December 1, 2009, the James E. Holmes Mustangs Boys Basketball team could not stop the Rockingham Middle School team. Rockingham outscored Holmes 67-35 for the win. Six of Holmes players made the 35 points that was scored. The players for the Mustangs were as follows: Pratt 13pts., Fletcher 10pts.,Lowe 7pts., Banks 3pts., Millner 2pts., Byrd 2pts. Just 21 points Shy

The Holmes Mustangs Boys Basketball team was short on December 3, 2009, against Western Rockingham. The final score was 54-34 with Western Rockingham claiming the win. Several Mustangs players contributed to the team’s 34 points. Lowe (6pts.), Pratt (6pts.), Banks (4pts.), Fletcher (4pts.), Phifer (3pts.), Wilson (3pts.), Roberts (2pts.), Byrd (2pts.), Millner (2pts.), Frazier (2pts.).

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Eden Parks & Recreation - STING 1st Row Left To Right: Kionna Wilson, Lakia Keen, Haven Mc Arthur, Ashley Hatcher. 2nd Row Left To Right: Kyneshia Lester, Jakema Lester, Raven Hairston, Tamaya Foster. Coaches: Antwan Keen, Chris McArther, Cassandra Keen

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Annie Penn Teen Volunteer, Ashley Thacker; Congregational Nurse, Patricia Settle, and Annie Penn Teen Volunteer, LaShawn Hart pose for a photo at the Reidsville MLK Unity Breakfast. Thacker and Hart received Julius J. Gwyn Memorial Youth Award Scholarships, and Patricia Settle received the James W. Daniel Unity Award for service to the Reidsville Community.

$150 per seat We're at 7.9% of our goal! SEATS: Donated 135 of 1700 Percentage: .079 of 100%

Duane Best Auditorium Seat Fund MODEL AT EDEN LIBRARY Donor gifts in honor or memory P O Box 4424, Eden NC 27289 Call 336-623-2932

2011 is the 50th Anniversary! - R. Duane Best Auditorium Seat Replacement Project Donation & Order Form DONOR NAME (Individual, Organization, etc.) ________________________________________ Contact Person:___________________________ Mailing Address:___________________________ Phone:__________________________________ Email:___________________________________ In Honor of_______________________________ In Memory of_____________________________ Organization_____________________________ Number of seats: #_____ Seat Donation $______ Other Donation $__________ - Seats are $150 donation each


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