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APRIL 16, 2010 Ladies Nite Out Page 2

Spring Sidewalk Sale Page 4

Flurry’s Hope Page 11

Relay for Life Benefit Page 15 Rockingham County Star News Pages 4, 5, 8, 12, 13, 18, 21 MHS Best Auditorium Seat Replacement Project $150 Seat Tax Deductible • PLEDGE WITH INSTALLMENTS! MOTHER'S DAY GIFT WITH A CARD! • In HONOR or MEMORY PO Box 4424, Eden NC 27289 • Call 336-623-2932

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Local Information County Wide 8TH ANNUAL BUSINESS EXPO The 8th Annual Chamber of Commerce Business Expo will take place from 11:00am to 6:00pm on Thursday, May 6th at the Eden Events Center at Eden Mall (formerly Peeble’s Department Store). Over 50 exhibitors are expected to participate in this event. There will be door prizes every 15 minutes, exhibits on the stage, and a Grand Prize of $500 cash. “We are excited about the new location and additional space to feature our presenting sponsors and host live demonstrations throughout

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CRUISING THROUGH / INSTEAD OF RETIREMENT Most people plan to travel after their retirement, but Billy Cushman of Eden took it a step further. A retiree from Duke Power, Cushman found a way to keep busy, travel, and get paid for helping others enjoy themselves. He completed his studies at Lucas Travel School of Greensboro in 1998 and started up Cush’s Cruises & Travel in 2000. He thought of opening a business office, but that just wasn’t his style. He likes working Cushman from home, saving on overhead and being available to his clients, day and evenings. Since opening he has worked hard to attain the Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) insignia to his name as well as becoming a Sandals certified, Palace certified agent, and received special training in Hawaiian, Caribbean, Las Vegas travel.

Cruises...Continued on Page 3 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

IMPORTANT VOTING DATES TO REMEMBER April 27 Last day to request mail-in absentee ballots in writing (exception due to sickness or disability)

Saturday, May 1 - 1pm (may be extended to 5pm in some counties)

One Stop absentee voting and registering ends. Monday, May 3 Mailed in absentee ballots must be received in BOE office by 5pm. Deadline to request absentee ballots for sickness/disability is 5pm or postmarked by day of Primary and received by 5pm May 7, 2010. Tuesday, May 4 Polls open at 6:30am and close at 7:30pm

INDEX Local Farwells 2 Events of Interest 6&7 Jokes 22 & 23 Benefits 25 Classifieds 24 Recreation 27



Living & Aging Well Expo

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COUNTY WIDE OBITUARIES Carl Dempsey (Demp) Bradford, Sr., 59 Forbes Clastin Cook, 91

The Rockingham County Living and Aging Well Expo is a FREE event geared towards older adults, people who care for older adults, and anyone planning on getting older one day. It will be held Saturday, May 1st from 10:00AM till 2:00PM at Market Square downtown Reidsville. * In the event of bad weather, the Expo will be moved back one week to May 8th but same place and time. As in previous years, the focus of the Expo will be both fun and educational. “Spring into Action” will be the topic this year and will focus on: Getting Informed, Getting Involved, Getting Proactive, and Getting Healthy. The Expo will be providing a free lunch to the first 300 Seniors (55 and over) who attend. You’ll be able to pick up a meal voucher at the “Welcome Tent” on a first come first serve basis. Some of the other events of the day will be: Bingo, Educational Speakers, Door Prizes, Live Music, Volunteer Opportunities, Line Dancing from the Senior Centers, Caregiver Recognition, 45+ local vendors, and 8 Free Health Screenings. (Blood Pressure, Balance / Fall Risk, Cholesterol, Glucose, Hearing, Muscle Strength, Posture, and Vision) So plan on attending and be sure to tell your friends, family, and neighbors about it. Church senior groups and retirement groups are also welcome. The expo is put on by the Rockingham County Service Providers. A non-profit group made up of local organizations and business in Rockingham County.

Brentley Todd Chandler, 51 Cynthia Daugherty Kulpa Carlton, 61 Joseph Washington Chandler, Jr., 84 Paul Raymond Corum, 69 Anna M. Dwyer, 92 Coy Edward Easter, 84 Tex Randall Flinchum, 69

LADIES NIGHT OUT On Friday, May 7, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. the 2nd Annual Spring Ladies Night Out will take place in the Olde Leaksville Shopping District in Eden, NC. It will once again consist of participating merchants offering special services, refreshments, musical entertainment and sales on their goods and services. As an added bonus this year Morehead Memorial Hospital will be offering a wide variety of health screenings and health edu-

cation information. Stations will be set up in various merchants up and down Washington Street. Ladies Night Out is a great way to start your Mother’s Day weekend by relaxing and enjoying what Eden’s Historic Downtown merchants have to offer. Look for the red shoes in the window of all participating merchants. Mother’s Day gift specials will be in many of the downtown stores. “Last year was so much fun and we anticipate this year being even better. The merchants are working hard on getting ready to pamper the ladies and offer some great deals and fun activities. We want to encourage mothers and daughters, girlfriends, sisters, ladies groups, young and old alike to come out and just enjoy a nice casual, relaxing evening designed with them in mind,” stated Cindy Adams, Eden’s Coordinator of Tourism & Special Events. We hope to see you all there on May 7th!

Omie George Goins, 83 Dorothy Jean Swartz Haney Helen Loftis Harrelson, 73 Ruth Gibson Long, 88 Michael Edison Mabe, 53 Mary Apple Manley, 84 Iola Holt Madison, 91 Douglas Ray “Doug” Moore, Sr., 47 Bertillia “Tidge” Rudd, 78 Jason Robertson, 25 Barbara Anne Mashburn Shelton, 62 Marie Stubenrauch Smith, 79 Scott Leon Stout, 37 Lyle Bryan “LB” Turner, Jr., 58 Ruby Talley Warren, 94 Betsy Casteen Wright, 84 Peggie Sigmon Willis, 82 Bobby “Bob” Wilson Warf, 73 Barbara Lane Shelton Webster, 75

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APRIL 16, 2010 EDEN’S OWN / COUNTY STAR, PAGE 3 CRUISING... continued from Page 1 He and his wife Linda enjoy the perks of the business, traveling with groups that they get up for special cruises and Mexican getaways. From budget to luxury travel, he works to keep the prices on an economical level so that everyone can afford travel. When asked what particular challenges do you face of late, Cushman said passport confusion over the last few years topped the list. “You do not need passports for cruises leaving and returning to the U.S. But passports are required for all international flights to the Caribbean starting May 18, 2010,” he said. A ship will be stationed in Charleston, South Carolina soon, as well as one in Norfolk, Virginia, those who hate to fly can now take a short drive, board a tropical cruise, and enjoy themselves as they never thought they could. Although named Cush’s Cruises & Travel, Billy Cushman handles land travel, air travel, local and worldwide trips. He also specializes in group deals for seniors, honeymooners. If interested in taking that trip you’ve dreamed about for years, contact Billy at 336-635-1947 or 336-613-4911 or email him at

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EXPO... continued from page 1 the day,” stated Jean Ann Wood, President of the Eden Chamber of Commerce. “Eden and our surrounding cities have some of the finest products and services available. By attending the 2010 Eden Business Expo you will have the opportunity to learn about our companies and how you can invest in our business community by shopping locally.” The entrance to the Expo will be from center court. Sponsor booths will be at the entrance followed by the exhibitor booths. “The Expo allows area businesses to showcase their goods and services to a captive audience of

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SPRING SIDEWALK SALE & MUSEUM SILENT AUCTION / YARD SALE Like taking a stroll and enjoying the community activities? Like to shop for bargains and get great deals from local merchants. Then mark your calendars for April 16 & 17 when the Olde Leaksville Historic District of Eden will have a grand event for all ages. The merchants will be holding their sidewalk sales, and inside sales to boot, from 9am – 5pm of Friday, April 16th and 10am – 4pm on Saturday April 17th. Some merchants will have refreshments and huge markdowns on their products as well as new merchandise for your to check out for the season. • The Eden Historic Museum is joining in on the fun! The Eden Preservation Society will hold a TAG SALE and SILENT AUCTION on Friday and Saturday, April 16-17 in the warehouse at 612 Henry Street, beside the

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Pace-Stone Thrift Store, in Eden. An exciting addition to this year’s Tag Sale is a SILENT AUCTION! Some of the items that have already been donated include a Weekend Getaway at a cabin on the New River in Ashe County, a Tom Barbour Photography package, and a WLOE advertising package, Charlie Poole Music Festival package including pen & ink prints of Charlie & Posey from the original art, and a pair of lamps from Turner Furniture. House of Health and King’s Chandelier have also pledged items. Morehead Hospital Health Education team will be at the sale on Saturday April 17 from 9 til 12. They will be doing free blood pressure and glucose screenings and distributing literature. These events will take place rain or shine, don’t miss out on the fun and great deals.

ISSUES May 7 Deadline is May 3 4pm sharp MAY 21 Deadline is May 17 4pm sharp JUNE 4 Deadline is May 31 Call 336-627-9234 Fax 336-627-9225 email

Investing In Rockingham County’s Quality of Life 2009 SUMMER TEEN VOLUNTEER PROGRAM Annie Penn Hospital’s summer teen volunteer applications are now being accepted for this summer’s program. Applications may be obtained at Annie Penn Hospital information desks, or at the Community Services office on the hospital’s second floor. Applicants must be 14 years old by June 1, 2009. Enrollment will be limited, and the application process will be competitive. This year’s program will run from June 28 August 13. The deadline for completed applications has been extended until Friday, April 23, 2010.


Spray Cemetery Two cleanup days were held in March at the old Spray Cemetery on Church Street across from the First Wesleyan Church. We owe much thanks to Boy Scout Troop 553 under the direction of Jim Downs and Joshua Clark and the many other volunteers from the Eden area and elsewhere that came to help. The Cemetery has been neglected for years and many of the old markers cannot even be located due to overgrown weeds and vines. There are about 20 know graves there. The earliest marker located is dated December 1,1881 and is that of Mary Ann Robertson Pollard. The most modern marker found so far is dated April 30, 1920, and that is of Beulah Bradley Miles. If you would like to help in the future, contact David at: 4275711.




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EDEN PRESERVATION SOCIETY NEWS Morehead Mill Wall Stabilization and restoration of this historic wall is one of our current missions, but more funding is necessary due to the enormity of the project. If you can help contact: Marianne Aiken at 6270375 or email us. By Attending The Monthly Members’ Meetings By attending the monthly members’ meetings, you can be art 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 fourth Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Eden Historical Museum, 656 Washington Street. Upcoming meeting Dates are: April 26, May 24, June 28.


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

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On Saturday, April 24th from 10:00 – 4:00 join a Park Ranger and other volunteers for an Earth Day event. The project area will be at a new land acquisition for the park, on former farmland. We will be working to remove old fence line, which will help rehabilitate park lands and provide for future visitor safety. Please bring work gloves and a bag lunch. The park will provide drinking water. If you have any fencing tools (wire snips, pliers, post pullers) please bring them. W e will meet at the Main Lodge of the Summit Environmental Education Center at Haw River State Park and travel from there to the work site. Please, RSVP is required. Please contact Ranger Torry Nergart for more information. Haw River State Park, 339 Conference Center Drive, Browns Summit, NC 27214, call 336.342.6163 or email

3 SEX OFFENDERS SENTENCED TO PRISON WENTWORTH - Three Eden men pled guilty to separate and unrelated sex offenses yesterday in Rockingham County Superior Court. Each of the crimes was investigated by officers with the Eden Police Department. Robert Shannon Robinson, 59, pled guilty to two counts of Solicitation to Commit Statutory Rape for incidents that occurred in December, 2007. Robenson was sentenced to prison for 73-97 months, ordered t register as a sex offender, and will be on satellite based GPS monitoring for the remainder of his life. Chris Burston, 18, was sentenced to 44-62 months in prison upon his plea of guilty to one count of Solicitation to Commit Rape that took place in

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HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARS County Star SELECTED AS N.C. Investing In Rockingham County’s Quality of Life TEACHING FELLOW Continued from Page 4 October, 2009. Burston will be SCHOLARSHIP required to register as a sex offender for 30 years. Isidro Rangel Trenado, 31, RECIPIENTS pled guilty to one count of Indecent Liberties with a Child. He was sentenced to 19-23 months in prison and was ordered to register as a sex offender for the September, 2008 incident.

GLITZ & GLAMOUR REIDSVILLE - Downtown Senior Citizen’s Club of Reidsville will present the Glitz n Glamour Fashion Gala. Proceeds of this event will benefit the Reidsville Senior Center. The fun will begin on Saturday, April 24 at 5:30 pm at the Reidsville Parks & Recreation Building located at 210 N. Washington Avenue, Reidsville. See Cindy or a member of the Downtown Senior Citizens’ Club for tickets and Details . The event costs $5 per person and there will be door prizes, fashion fun and more. Beautiful Seacape donated by local Artist, "ASHE" of Reidsville.18x24 Acrylic painting, (Tickets on sale now and at the door for $1.00)



Shining in the sun, the pinwheel is reflective of the bright future ALL children deserve. It is our belief that getting it right early is less costly than trying to fix it later. The Rockingham County Partnership for Children in collaboration with Kaleidoscope: Child Advocacy Center (an extension of Help, Inc: Center Against Violence’s services) will host a Pinwheel Garden Ribbon Cutting on Thursday, April 1, 2010 at 2:00 pm at the Partnership for Children office, 7572 NC Hwy 87, Reidsville, NC. Our Pinwheel Garden is planted in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Month of the Young Child. The intention of the Pinwheel Garden is to raise awareness about the importance of play and positive parenting in the prevention of child abuse and

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Rockingham County, N.C. Two Rockingham County seniors with very impressive scholastic credentials are among the 500, 200 recipients of four - year North Carolina Teaching Fellows Scholarships. This year recipients include: Meredith Scott Citty - Reidsville High School Allison Marie Sparks Rockingham County High School Alternates are: McMichael High School - Mary Danielle Weston Morehead High School - Rachel Catherine Corcoran, & Hannah Elizabeth Slaughter Reidsville High School - Ginny Lynn Gilmore & Robyn Lee McLaughlin Rockingham County High School - Rachel Anne Bradshaw & Sarah Elizabeth Cutler Each Teaching Fellow receives a $26,000 scholarship

loan from the state, payable in $6,500 annual increments. The full loan is forgiven after the Fellow has completed four (4) years of teaching in North Carolina Public Schools or U.S. Government Schools. In addition, all Fellows take part in unique academic and summer enrichment programs during their college careers. North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program was enacted by the General Assembly in 986. According to their official website, “the mission of the program is to recruit talented high school graduates into the teaching profession and to help them develop leadership qualities such as visionary thinking and risk-taking; qualities that have not, in the past, been valued in teachers.” For more information on North Carolina Teaching Fellows, please visit their website at

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E vents C O M M U N I T Y E D U C ATION HOUSE CALLS - Call In radio show 11:30 a.m., 2nd & 4th Wednesday 1490 WLOE AM • 1420 WMYN AM Hosted by Kerry Faunce, Morehead Hospital marketing director, and Torrey Goard, Community Health Educator

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

S U P P O RT GR O U P S HIV/AIDS Meetings Held Monthly. For info call 800-924-3193 Teresa Hart ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Wed. - 8pm - Morehead Hosp. Dining Rm Tue & Fri - 8-9pm Rock of Eden Spray Methodist AL-ANON - Fri’s 8pm - Joint meeting with Alcoholics Anonymous - Rock of Eden Spray Methodist Wed’s - Morehead Hosp. Dining Room - Circle of Love - 8 - 9pm NA (NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS) Meets 5 days a week in Reidsville at the REMMSCO Annex, 108 N. Main St. Includes a noon meeting on Monday and 8 PM meetings Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 1 hour meetings, open to all.




LOOK GOOD - FEEL BETTER 10 a.m. - noon, Monday, April 19 Smith-McMichael Cancer Center This program helps patients learn to disguise physical side effects they sometimes experience while undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment. Open to any patient in County regardless of where they are receiving treatment. Registration is required. To register, call 336-623-9713.


PARKINSON’S DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP 2 p.m., Tue., April 20 Main Conf. Room A support group providing information and encouragement for individuals and families affected by Parkinson’s Disease. Refreshments will be provided. For more information call 336-627-6199. SPECIAL YOUNG ADULTS 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Tuesdays, 20 Morehead Hospital Downstairs Classroom A night for adults ages 18-45 with mild or moderate developmental disabilities to meet new friends, play games (Bingo, Uno, Dominoes), make crafts, enjoy snacks and participate in other social activities. If you know individuals who would like to attend our meetings, please let them know about our group. For more information, call Brenda Moore at 336-623-1077 or 336-613-5174 after 6 p.m. JOB SEEKER CLASSES OFFERED Goodwill Industries of Central NC Community Resource Center of Reidsville. Call 336-637-1010 to register Employability Skills, GED Classes, AMERICAN LEGION POST 254 Meets 3rd Thursday of each month 6:30pm. All Vets are Welcome 147 N. Fieldcrest Rd, Eden WEEKLY WELLNESS HOUR Every Wednesday evening at 7pm FREE to Public! Door Prizes! Come taste the most nutritious and delicious beverage you will ever drink. Learn about health and prosperity. 594 Pierce St, Eden, NC (next to library) 627-4325 LOOK GOOD…FEEL BETTER Annie Penn Hospital Female cancer patients are invited to a FREE beauty makeover taught by a volunteer cosmetologist. Each female cancer patient receives a FREE makeup kit worth $200. The next class will be Wednesday, April 7 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. To register, please call 951-4584 GROUP DIABETES CLASSES Annie Penn Hospital FREE Diabetes Group Classes twice a week to Rockingham County residents.

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Walk-ins are welcome. All classes will be held in Dining Room C Annie Penn Cafeteria on the Ground Floor The morning classes each Tuesday -10:00 11:00 am. The afternoon classes Thursday afternoons 3:00-4:00 pm. For more information, please call 951-4673.

Waiting Area on the hospital’s first floor. Physical therapists, nurses, and care management professionals provide information and demonstrations to patients who are considering, or scheduling total knee or total hip replacements. For information, or to register for the March 11 class, call 951-4357.

GROUP DIABETES CLASSES – Annie Penn Hospital offers free Diabetes Group Classes twice a week to Rockingham County residents. Walk-ins are welcome. All classes will be held in Dining Room C in the Annie Penn Cafeteria on the Ground Floor of the hospital. The morning classes will be held each Tuesday from 10:00 -11:00 am. The afternoon classes will be held on Thursday afternoons from 3:00-4:00 pm. For more information, please call 951-4673.

AMERICAN LEGION POST 79 - Reidsville, Meets the 1st Monday each month at 11am at the post located behind Auto Zone in Reidsville. For more information cal 336-2952996.

LIVING WILLS 1:00 p.m., Wed., April 21 in the Main Conf. Room - Morehead Hospital, Eden. Learn about new NC legislation related to Advance Directives and prepare your living will and health care power of attorney documents. Each session begins with an informational discussion. Those attending are assisted in finishing their documents. A notary and two witnesses are present to finalize the completion of the documents. There is NO CHARGE for this community service. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED -preferably at least one week in advance. Call Marcia McQueen, director of Chaplaincy Services to register: 336-623-9711, Ext. 2482. The NC Advance Directive Documents are utilized and will be sent to you when you register so you can begin reading and thinking about your wishes.

WENTWORTH RURITAN CLUB Ruritan Club meets 2nd Tuesday each month at 6:30 at the Wentworth United Methodist Church at 6:30pm. Contact: Charles Boswell @ 336-342-4346 or Sharon Reynolds @ 336613-0474

MARINE CORPS LEAGUE Meetings 2nd Thursday each month at 6:30pm - 8pm, at the Whitcomb Student Center at RCC. The PFC Jerry L. McKinney Detachment is seeking new members and businesses willing to help. 613-3171 or email THE DAV now meets 3rd Monday of each month at 7pm TOTAL JOINT EDUCATION CLASS – These classes meet the 2nd Thursday of each month, from 7:00 - 8:00 pm., in the Short Stay

AMVETS- Newly formed local group. All Veterans and service men and women welcome. Contact Willard (Woody) Waters at 635-1786 or email for details.

YOGA CLASSES - Terri Lea, certified Yoga instructor at In Touch. Beginner & Intermediate Welcome - - 118-A Arbor Lane, Eden. 623-9138 to register EDEN - CITY HALL - EDEN ROOM Ongoing Classes Tues’ 8:30-9:45am or CB Hut - Boone Rd., Eden, Weds. 6pm-7:15pm $72 for 6 week session or $15 per class (must have min. number of students, class sizes limited, reg. early) REIDSVILLE Raymond James Fin. Services Old Wilkerson Funeral Home Ongoing Classes , Monday nights - Limited space 6:00-7:15pm - $72 for 6 week session or $15 per class (must have min. number of students, class sizes limited, register early) FOSTER CARE & ADOPTION SUPPORT Meets 3rd Tuesday of each month 6:30pm8:00pm, 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.

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It’s Our 10 Year Anniversary! Come Celebrate With Us! CRUISES FROM CHARLESTON, S.C. Starting 5/18/10 Carnival Cruise Line will have the “Fantasy” Sailing Year Round This Ship is 855 feet long and carries over 2000 people. It will be doing 5, 6, & 7 Night Sailings.

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E vents 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 6:308:00pm, Growing Oaks Community Church, 2270 Harrington Hwy., Eden. Call 623-1114, 558-5947 or visit TANG SOO DO KARATE 623-3971. Classes ages 6 and up held each Tues & Thurs. at Boone Rd Com. Center 5:306:45 p.m. Inst. Chuck Garcia STONEVILLE RURITAN CLUB Meets at the VFW Hut, N. Glenn St. 3rd Tuesday or the month - 7pm Call Dot Ellington 573-2093 or Ricky Craddock 336-453-7005 MINORITY BUSINESS ASSOC. - EDEN Meets 1st Monday of each month at 6:00pm - Eden Chamber of Commerce building, Van Buren Road. Call Butch at 627-7600 EDEN’S WOMEN’S CLUB 3rd Thurs. of month - 7pm. Call 623-7290 SINGLE PARENT SUPPORT GROUP meets at Leaksville United Methodist Church, 603 Henry St., Eden. Dinner, child care provided. Door prizes. Sponsored by the Rock. Co. Partnership for Children, Rockingham Pregnancy Care Center, and Wal-Mart. FREE. Call Beverly at 342-9676 to register.



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 AGING, DISABILITY & TRANSIT SERVICES- 349-2343 MEALS WITH FRIENDS! What: A place to get nutritious hot meals with


friends. When: Monday – Thursday at lunch time. Who: Anyone 60 years of age and over Why: activities, good food & fun • HUNTSVILLENUTRITION CENTER 1151 Sardis Church Rd., Madison 427-5206 Site Manager-Joann Williams-Tucker • LEAKSVILLE NUTRITION CENTER Bridge St. Rec. 400 Bridge St. Eden Site Managers- Mildred Cochran Kay Ramsey 623-5343 • MAD. - MAYO. NUTRITION CENTER Mad. – May. Rec. 300 S Second Ave., Mayodan - 445-9840 Site Manager - Rita Hunt • REIDSVILLE SENIOR CENTER Reidsville Rec./ RHS Apartment 201 N Washington St., Reidsville Site Managers- Sara Dominick & Diane Clark 349-9757

E NTERTAINMENT/ EVENTS MUSIC AT THE BARN Tuesdays 7pm the doors open at the Barn, 151 Gant Road, Eden. - Bluegrass music & jam sessions. Free to public. April 6 - Hubert April 20 - 7pm - Carolina Roustabouts April 27 - 7pm - Open Jam for everyone May 4 - 7pm - Resisting Tradition Last Tuesday of month is Open Jam 7pm 2nd & 4th Saturday, 6pm covered dish MUSIC & DANCE Cascade Community Center 3561 Huntington Trail, Cascade, VA Every Friday Night 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Cascade Express & Friends Concessions- Available AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILES Appointments are strongly recommended for donors to get in and out faster. Call for the nearest bloodmobile near you! 349-3434 SENIOR DANCE AT THE CB HUT Boone Road, Eden Monday, April 26 7:00 - 10:00 pm come at 6:00 for fun line dance lessons

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LIVING & AGING WELL EXPO Presented by Rockingham County Service Providers and Sponsored by City of Reidsville Market Square - corner of Scales & Settle Sts. May 1st, 10am - 2pm. Free Lunch to first 300 Seniors! Free Health Screenings, Entertainment, Door Prizes, Caregiver Recognition 4TH ANNUAL HOSPICE WALK April 24, 2010, Reg. 9:30, Walk 10am At Upper Research Station at Chinqua-Penn Trail - Reidsville 100% of proceeds to for un- and under insured patient fund. For more information call Barbara Moore at 336-427-9022. STONEVILLE SCHOOL REUNION will be held on May 15th, 2010, 1 p.m. - 10 p.m. Located at Downtown Stoneville, Bank Parking Lot. All that are invited are all former students, teachers, workers and their families. Bring a chair and spend the day with local entertainment and local food vendors. 50TH ANNIVERSARY MOREHEAD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Saturday, May 1 Morehead Memorial Hospital Day Hospital Entrance. Mark your calendars now, and plan to spend the afternoon with us as we celebrate 50 years of caring for our community. Special guests and activities are being planned and we will share more information closer to the date GLITZ N GLAMOUR Fashion Gala Presented by The Downtown Senior Citizen's Club Sat. April 24,2010 @ 5:30pm Reidsville Parks & Rec. Bldg. 201 N. Washington Ave., Reidsville, NC 27320 Proceeds benefit The Reidsville Senior Center! Door Prizes! Entertainment! $5 entrance SUMMERFEST 2010 CAMP Registration now open at Boys & Girls Club 8 weeks: Olympics, theme weeks, SloppyFest June 21 to August 13 $140.00 for members/ $180.00 non members Call 627-7960 for more information or visit

BICYCLE SWAP MEET & SHOW Held at O’Riely’s Auto Parts - Eden Hosted By Reidsville Bicycles, Saturday 4/24 from Noon to 5pm. The event is free of charge. Clean out those garages, out buildings etc. and sell them at this event. A competition will be held for Best Appearing Bicycle.

7TH ANNUAL RIBFEST – Saturday, May 8, 2010 at Freedom Park 10am 6pm. FREE inflatables and rides for kids!!! Hot ribs and festival foods, craft vendors. Entertainment line up: 10-12 UTurn Band, 12 – 3 Veronica Jones and 3-6 Radio Flyer. Come out and enjoy a day in the park. LADIES PRAISE DAY Presented by:Rock of Ages Baptist Church Women Helping Women Ministry Saturday April 24, 10:30 till 1:30 Featuring: Kyla RowlandSpecial Guest Speakers: The Dove Family along with Freedom Voices - Freedom Baptist Church, Reidsville Sis. Linda Bray - Promise Baptist, Ruffin Kay Kennon - Peaceful Baptist, Danville Lunch provided by Rock of Ages More info contact Teresa King 336-939-9914 Also - Kyla Rowland and Deliverance Saturday April 24, 7 pm till Rock Of Ages Baptist Church King St Reidsville NC - Pastor Doug Bray TRUNK SHOW & SALE Trunk Show - Alfred Angelo on Tour Judith Warren’s Boutique & Bridal April 29th & 30th. Alfred Angelo bringing their classic designs and new bridal styles to bridal shops across the country. Michael Shettle, hand sleeted his favorite styles for this not-to-be-missed event. Judith is offering 20% off on all Bridal Gowns

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The Boys & Girls Club of Eden has been selected to serve as one of 20 funded sites for Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Family PLUS (Parents Leading, Uniting, Serving) initiative. As a funded site, the Boys & Girls Club of Eden receives a generous contribution in the amount of $15,000 from the Family PLUS sponsor, Kimberly-Clark


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BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF AMERICA’S FAMILY PLUS PROGRAM TO BE IMPLEMENTED also incorporates programming and collaborations from other community agencies. This $300,000 is part of a 5-year, $7 million grant from the KimberlyClark Corporation to Boys & Girls Clubs of America to underwrite the Family PLUS program. Family PLUS is designed to address family needs and provide resources for solutions. The Club has planned a kick-off event on April 15th at 6:00pm at the Boys & girls Club. Family Plus programs are open to all club members and their families. The kickoff event will include an entertaining program by Flow Circus, food, games and Family fun all for free. The Club plans to implement Family PLUS, with events scheduled on the 4th Thursday of each month. This will begin April 27th at 6:00. Theses nights will allow families to spend time together outside of the home and build relationships. Activities will include game nights, movie nights, cooking, Money Matters information session, fun and Family Plus Day which will be open to the community and held on November 20th. “We are very excited to be awarded this chance unite families. The family is a child’s first source of information and is the primary model for how youth form relationships and function in the world. We want to help in any way we can to strengthen families,” states Amy Nalley. Both Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Kimberly-Clark Corporation understand that family plays an integral role in shaping the lives of young people. They are pleased to provide the resources to enhance the lives of children by creating a positive atmosphere to maintain and increase stable families. "Kimberly-Clark is dedicated to helping strengthen families at the community level," said Jenny Lewis, vice president of the Kimberly-Clark Foundation. "By providing funding for expanded local family programming, Kimberly-Clark and BGCA will be able to increase parents’ and caregivers’ access to meaningful information to help them parent today’s youth in an increasingly complex environment.” To learn more about Family PLUS, visit or

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Investing In Rockingham County’s Quality of Life Continued from Page 5 neglect. Promoting developmentally appropriate play and prioritizing prevention from the beginning of a child’s life can help prevent child abuse and neglect from ever occurring. To learn more about promoting play and preventing child abuse and neglect you are invited to attend the Ribbon Cutting and Open House for our Pinwheel Garden. Call 336-342-9676 for additional information.




WENTWORTH - The new Mayo River State Park in Rockingham County opened its interim facilities to the public on April 1, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation. The restoration of a pavilion-style picnic shelter designed by renowned architect Antonin Raymond is the centerpiece of the project that also includes picnic grounds, play fields, a hiking trail and a ranger contact station at the 1,961-acre state park authorize by the N.C. General Assembly in 2003. “The development of North Carolina’s 35th state park has truly been a result of close partnership with the community, and the state parks system is very proud to share this achievement with Rockingham County and its citizens,” said Lewis Ledford, state parks director. “Mayo River State Park will grow in its conservation mission and its ability to offer exciting outdoor recreation.” The interim facilities are on a 398-acre site just north of Mayodan on N.C. 220 Business and known locally as Mayo Park. The state parks system acquired the property in 2004 from Avalon Development Corp. Land acquisition for Mayo River State Park continues within a 12-mile river corridor from Mayodan north to the Virginia state line. The state park system owns about 400 acres concontigous to the state line, which could be developed as a second principal access to the park. The former Mayo Park site included the picnic pavilion, a cooking shelter and a bathhouse designed by Raymond, a protege of Frank Lloyd Wright who introduced a Japanese style of architecture to the U.S. incorporating natural materials. The pavilion and cooking shelter have been fully restored in wood and natural stone. The bathhouse was deemed too dilapidated for restoration, although portions of the structure were salvaged for potential later use as exhibits. The site also includes two small ponds, one of which has been drained to allow dam renovation. Five individual picnic sites are being installed as the site. A halfmile hiking trial is in place and volunteers and park staff are building another 1.8 mile trail. The initial development project also includes renovation of a former cartaker’s quarters as a ranger contact station, a restroom building designed in a style similar to Raymond’s and park infrastructure including entrance road, parking areas and utilities. The $1.7 million project was supported by the N.C. Parks and Recreation Trust Fund, the principle funding source for state park land acquisition and capital projects. River State Park has a permanent staff of four and to seasonal employees under the direction of Park Superintendent Fred Watkins.

HONORARY MAYOR OF CASCADE CANDIDATES CHOSEN The Votes were counted on March 1, and the three top candidates in the running for the "HONORARY MAYOR OF CASCADE" this year are: Billy Wilson, Jerry Hunt and Gayle Trollinger. These 3 people will see who can raise the most money, by collecting a$1.00 for each vote made to them. On June 5, the Cascade Vol. Fire Department will hold a special luncheon at which time, these three will come forward with their votes collected. Who ever has the most MONEY$$, Will be the Chosen "HONORARY MAYOR" for the next year. This is a Fund Raiser and all money collected goes to the Cascade VFD.

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BEST SCHOLARSHIP / SEAT FUNDS The MHS Duane Best Scholarship Fund reports that donors have cut the auditorium seat replacement project from $255,000 to $197,925 in less than 5 months! Just 115 seats donated each month through March 2011 will get’er done! Already donors near completion of the three (3) main floor sections – just 118 more will do it! PLEDGE NOW; pay along! Let’s say “HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY” with a seat donation IN HONOR or IN MEMORY of a wonderful Mother! Pick up a brochure or call 623-2932 for assistance. Thank you for donations from March 12 through April 8, 2010: Marie Andrews Beth D. Bailey 1968 Scarlett Black Buddy and Bobbie Blakely Charles and Shirley Burkett Mary Gardner Burg John and Arlean Christman Rebecca Boyte Cipriani Curtis and Janice Corum Monte R. Cox Family Peggy H. Cox Pete and Susan Cunningham Barry and Robbin Dodson Neil and Ann Fair Fritz & Bernie Robertson Fischer Frank & Dora D. Garnier Sylvia and John Grogan Mike and Jane Haines

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QUILTER IDOL’ APPEARS IN EDEN “Star Struck” was the theme of the day as nationally renown quilter, Georgia Bonesteel, presented a workshop to area quilters on Tuesday, April 13th in the Community Room at City Hall. Two Rivers Quilt Guild was proud to sponsor a workshop featuring Georgia, a longtime North Carolinian and leader in the quilt world. Georgia’s love of quilting has been shared with thousands of quilters over the past 30 years. Her enthusiasm to share her talent has been expressed in many forms. She has taught at community colleges, given lectures and workshops throughout the country, published books and is the creator and host of Lap Quilting with Georgia Bonesteel, a television series which was produced

with and aired by North Carolina Public Television (UNCTV). Two Rivers Quilt Guild, sponsored by the Garden of Eden Senior Center, is an opportunity for local quilters to share their talents. The Guild held its first meeting in 2005 with approxi-

mately 10 quilt lovers in attendance. The Guild now boasts a membership of over 30. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month at 1:00 PM at the Senior Center. Anyone interested in joining should contact the Senior Center for further information.

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Last week I stuffed 100 Easter eggs in preparation for “the big hunt.” I was grumbling under my breath because I was frustrated. I felt like there were many other “more important” things I needed to be doing. I was frustrated because time always seems so limited, no matter what I’m doing. I was sure I didn’t have time to be stuffing eggs with ridiculously overpriced candy that would end up being an unnecessary temptation in my kitchen. “Who needs all this candy?” I asked myself. “My child doesn’t need it and neither do my hips!” And then it hit me. One day my little girl will be too big for frilly baskets and egg hunts. Even Santa Claus and Halloween costumes will eventually lose their magic. She’s growing up too fast, I thought. That realization sent a pain inside my heart. The next day, our family took a trip to Lowes. Our mission: buy a few flowers to fill the empty pots on the front porch and buy some vegetable plants to prepare for our garden. As I strapped my daughter into her car seat, she asked me to ride in the back with her. This is something she asks from time to time and when she does, my husband usually doesn’t mind riding with her. I grumbled at her request because I do not like riding in the back; but I realized she just wanted to be near me, so I climbed in next to her. Only by riding in the back could I experience the ride through her eyes: the eyes of a child. Yes, I had been grateful for the warm

out scenes from the landscape. There were blooms on the trees, cows in green pastures, and wispy clouds against the background of a bright blue sky. I looked at her and saw that she had removed her shoes. She had propped one bare foot in the window and her soft brown hair was blowing in the wind. For a moment I was envious of my daughter. I wanted her carefree and joyous attitude. I wanted to be free from responsibility and worry. Sometimes we’re so busy with the adult world of responsibility that we neglect to appreciate the everyday beauty that surrounds us. Worrying about responsibility does no good and it keeps us from enjoying even the simple things we encounter. When do we lose the ability to see things as our children do? At what point in our lives do we lose that sense of wonderment and excitement about the world and nature around us? Children are far smarter than we give them credit for. Often, it’s adults who are blind and oblivious to the natural wonders right in front of us! We see without looking, hear without listening, and we fail to feel because we don’t stop to embrace. Time keeps passing, and I’ve always heard that the older

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.

Republican Party Committee Meeting - Wray Center - Eden, NC - April 3, 2010 This meeting was held on Easter Saturday, with a very good attendance. Wayne Sexton, chairman, reminded everyone about what the federal government is putting on us and that the enforcer will be the IRS. He urged everyone to get his or her precincts organized and active. Three candidates for county commissioner, one running for sheriff, and Bert Jones who is

running for NC State house were present. Bert is very conservative in that he is using his old county commissioner cards, with the new information on the back. Bert, you might want to cross out the county commissioner information! Overall, this was a very good, productive meeting. Remember that the May primary is just around the corner, so be sure to vote. Early voting will be available, with the dates to be announced.

we get, the faster it goes. But time doesn’t speed up – we just lose our childlike sense of wonder because we replace it with schedules, deadlines, and activities we think are important but could probably do without. Some of these things are important and inevitable, but every once in while it doesn’t hurt to ride in the back seat…just to enjoy the ride. My Nannie always reminded me to “Take time to smell the flowers.” That day it was my daughter who reminded me to pick a few too; so I did.


HEIDI Heidi is a Collie/Beagle mix female puppy, just four months old. If you think this affectionate and playful puppy is right for your family, stop by to see her today! If you are interested in adopting Heidi or any of the other animals in need of a forever home, please visit the Rockingham County Humane Society at 205 Boone Road in Eden, NC. Our adoption fee is $100 for puppies and dogs and $65 for kittens and cats. The adoption fee includes spaying or neutering, shots, and de-worming for all animals. The Rockingham County Humane Society is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday from 11 to 4.


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FLURRY’S HOPE Rockingham County is a wealth of resources and treasures to enjoy. One little known treasure is located at 2nd Chance Ranch on Lowe Road in Madison. Flurry’s Hope is a blind horse sanctuary, located on 30 acres at Second Chance Ranch in Madison, NC. Blind horses are often needlessly killed because they are considered useless. The mission of Flurry’s Hope is to rescue and educate others about their incredible potential for riding. What we have found is that they have an extra special ability to love, with their increased dependence upon humans. They often prove to be better at riding than even a sighted horse. They are not easily distracted and are quicker to obey voice commands. Currently, Flurry’s Hope maintains an average of 15 blind horses. Additionally, the newest additions are Mercy and Justice. In the fall of 2009, two blind and starving seven year old horses

were found in a dry paddock in Arkansas, without food or water. Flurry’s Hope agreed to take them both to their home in Rockingham County. A small rescue group raised $1,000 to have them transported to North Carolina. Once they arrived, they were named Mercy and Justice. We believe that by God’s justice, He got them out of that starvation pen. By His mercy, this small rescue group believed that these horses should be given a second chance. Dr. Emilie Storch (a local clinical psychologist is the founder of Flurry’s Hope and she has written a children’s book, which is really a tale for all ages. It is the story of how Flurry’s Hope began. “Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” (I Sam. 16:7b). These horses are often destroyed because they are no longer considered perfect, but we have found they are more than perfect when given a second

chance. This beautiful ranch in Madison, NC is home to Flurry’s Hope. We offer a co-op program to students that are interested in horses, their care, grooming and ranch work. In exchange for a monthly donation and a commitment of volunteer hours, co-ops can be matched with a horse to

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call their own for six months. We offer sponsorships and mission opportunities for those that would enjoy spending some time volunteering at the ranch. We have an application and interview process for anyone interested in horse-care or riding. We also have plenty of opportunities to volunteer, donate, sponsor and assist in the overall maintenance and upkeep of this non-profit. If you are interested in learning more about opportunities to work with these Rockingham

County ‘treasures’ – please visit our website at FlurrysHope.Com Contact us for an opportunity to visit and tour the ranch and see these living treasures first hand. Dr. Storch is available to speak to civic organizations, churches and schools about the work at Flurry’s Hope. We are a 501c3 and all donations are tax deductible. Once you visit, you’ll realize that Blind Horses are Outta Sight!


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Randy Jeffries, MillerCoors asset care planner presented the check to Randall Elliot from the Triad Flight of Honor. Veterans benefiting from this donation included James Davidson, William “Bill” Leffew, Allen McBride and Loius Land.

MILLERCOORS SENDS VETERANS TO MEMORIAL IN DC Four local World War II veterans were recently honored by the Triad Flight of Honor, which is a service project of Rotary District 7690, which includes the 11 county region of Piedmont North Carolina. Rotarians and other community organizations and businesses are united to honor World War II veterans for their courage, valor and sacrifice in serving our country with a trip

to view several war memorials in D.C. Randy Jeffries, MillerCoors asset care planner presented the check to Randall Elliot from the Triad Flight of Honor which will allow four local veterans of WWII to travel with the group, those chosen for the honor are James Davidson, William “Bill” Leffew, Allen McBride and Loius Land.

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WENTWORTH - What does filling a glass of water from the faucet, ordering food in a restaurant and making sure your children don’t catch the measles have in common? They are all made safer, better and more reliable thanks to the work of your local health department. These examples represent but a small fraction of the work that Rockingham County Department of Public Health undertakes. All day and every day, we work to preserve the health and well-being of our communities. Yet many still do not understand how their local health department operates and how we are continuously working to prevent disease, promote healthy living and respond to threats to our well-being. Several responsibilities of the local health department include, but are not limited to the following tasks: • Protects citizens from health threats, common and uncommon. • Educates citizens about health issues • Provides healthy preventive practices for county citizens • Tracks and investigates health problems and hazards in the community • Prepares for and responds to public health emergencies • Develops, applies and enforces policies, laws and regulations that improve health and ensure safety • Leads efforts to mobilize communities around important health issues • Links people to health services • Achieves excellence in public health practice through a trained workforce, evaluation and evidence-based intervention programs. April is national Public Health Month and during Public Health Month, we would like to increase the awareness about public health and the important role public health plays in our daily lives. For more information about Rockingham County Department of Public Health and the services provided, please visit our website at or call the department at 336-342-8140.

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY HEALTHY CAROLINIANS: PROVIDING RESOURCES FOR OUR COMMUNITY Healthy Carolinians is a state-wide health initiative designed to encourage counties in North Carolina to identify priority health issues and create or support coalitions and collaborative efforts that address the issues involving health and wellness for the citizens of that county. Rockingham County Healthy Carolinians (RCHC) was established in 1994 and certified in 1995 with the most recent recertification in 2009. Rockingham County Healthy Carolinians is a coalition consisting of local agencies, businesses, schools, and medical facilities, members of the faith community and citizens who are focused on addressing the health concerns of the community through specific action plans. RCHC is governed by a Steering Committee and consists of three sub-committees or workgroups that focus on specific health issues. The Local Physical Activity and Nutrition (LPAN) is a workgroup that focuses on increased fitness opportunities and improving nutrition, obesity, skin cancer awareness, and chronic disease prevention. LPAN implements such programs as Eat Smart/Move More/Weigh Less, Summer Meal Project, African American Churches Eat Smart/Move More, and various worksite wellness health initiatives. LPAN will soon release the 2010 Physical Activity Resource Guide (PARG), which will be distributed throughout county. The PARG will identify locations in Rockingham County where individuals (including families) can find fitness activities to participate in. The guide includes locations for activities such as: swimming, hiking, walking/running, tennis, kayaking or canoeing, golf, in addition to activities for our senior population. Maternal and Child Health (MCH) is another workgroup of RCHC, which focuses on decreasing infant mortality, decreasing second-hand smoke exposure, substance abuse preventions, child safety, and breast and cervical cancer awareness/preventions. MCH promotes programs such as ‘Give Kids a Smile’ (an elementary school dental screening, program), maternal health fairs, smoking cessation classes, and Safe Kids of Rockingham County. The MCH resource guide identifies places where pregnant women and/or mothers and children can go to receive services. The service listings include, but are not limited to: obstetrician/gynecological (OB/GYN) offices, local health department and other health and social service agencies, education, housing and transportation services, among many others. The Access to Health Care (AHC) workgroup focuses on access to health care for citizens of Rockingham County. This includes diabetes outreach efforts, mental health, and prostate and colorectal cancer awareness/prevention. The AHC resource guide informs citizens of available medical resources throughout the county. These resources are extremely important to the more indigent citizens and in this economic climate, the workgroup remains dedicated to pro-

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Investing In Rockingham County’s Quality of Life Continued from Page 12 viding this valuable information. If you are an advocate for health and want to make a difference in the health and quality of life for the citizens of Rockingham County, the Healthy Carolinians Partnership welcomes your participation. Some meetings are hosted by partnering agencies/organizations and may be held at different locations throughout the year. Upcoming workgroup meetings are as follows: • LPAN Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 10:00 RC Board of Education, Central Office, Eden, NC • MCH Thursday, May 6, 2010 @ 12:00 One Way Café (Inside Osborne Baptist Church) Eden, NC • AHC Wednesday, May 12, 2010 @ 11:00Morehead Memorial Hospital, Eden, NC For a copy of a specific resource guide or if you are interested in joining the Healthy Carolinians Partnership, attending a meeting or just want to receive more information about the partnership, please contact the Healthy Carolinians Coordinator, Beverly Scurry at 336-342-8258 or


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WENTWORTH - The idea behind the federally funded JobsNOW program is to quickly train people for marketable jobs. The types of jobs involved vary from county to county and state to state but the end result is supposed to be the same: get people back to work in jobs that require six months or less of training. In Rockingham County, that goal is being met. Since the program was first launched in 2009, Rockingham Community College has offered training in five areas: warehouse technician, customer relations, BLET (basic law enforcement training), CNA (certified nursing assistant) and phlebotomy. To date 36 individuals have graduated and more will graduate as their training programs end. Of the 36 graduates, half are already working, one is engaged in a paid work experience position and two are in non-paying work experience positions in order to gain experience for resume purposes. They are working at places such as American Express, Tyco Electronics, Olan Mills, KobeWeiland, MillerCoors, AFG Wipes and area sheriff’s and police departments. The program was structured in Rockingham County to give graduates the best tools possible to obtain employment – job training, career readiness certification, and human resources development training which teaches a person how to interview. Tony Hawks, a warehouse technician graduate, said, “By completing the JobsNOW program, I was able to gain employment with MillerCoors …(who) took interest in the fact that I wanted to update my skills and gain knowledge of general warehouse operations.” Carl Schmuhl, PHR employee relations manager at MillerCoors in Eden, placed a lot of importance on the JobsNOW training as well as the career readiness certification. “We work in a fast-paced environment,” he said. “Individuals working in the distribution area work with inventory and moving loads of material. They need analytical skills, math skills and the ability to follow directions, all of which are addressed through career readiness.” KobeWeiland Human Resources & Safety Specialist Gary Joyce, said that while the JobsNOW training does not exactly match their needs, the core training is adaptable to a variety of work environments. RCC’s JobsNOW Student Placement Coordinator, Regeina Galloway, is also responsible for the successful employment rate. Many local employers now look to her to help them fill positions within their companies. “JobsNOW training is filling an important need,” said Galloway. “More individuals are interested and enrolling in short term training programs and employers need individuals with the training we’re offering at RCC.”

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CLEAN UP WEEK The Environmental & Engineering Services Department and the Rockingham County Beautification Council are joining forces for “Clean Up Week” for Rockingham County, April 12 through April 27, 2010. The tipping fees for County residents will be waived at the Rockingham County Solid Waste Management Facility (Landfill), in order that citizens can clean up around their respective residential properties and dispose of their discarded items and wastes at the Landfill at no charge. The following items are banned from disposal at the Solid Waster Facility: aluminum cans, auto batteries, liquids, used oil, used oil filters, antifreeze, paint, hazardous waste, pesticides, whole scrap tires, wood pallets, asbestos, drums, barrels, pressurized containers, yard waste, and appliances/scrap metal. Recycling is provided for aluminum & steel cans, auto batteries, antifreeze, used oil, used oil filters, whole scrap tires, clean wood waste, appliances & scrap metal. These Named items and the one above will be accepted for recycling: Glass (clear, brown, & green), newspaper, mixed paper,

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JROTC VISITS CAPITAL During Spring Break 2010, 50 cadets from the Morehead High School Army JROTC Department spent 3 days touring our Nations Capital, Washington D.C. From 26 to 28 March the cadets learned about American History by touring the Arlington Cemetery, the U.S. Capital, Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Museum, Holocaust Museum, Illuminated tours of the World War II, Jefferson Washington Lincoln Memorial, Korean, Vietnam and Iwo Jima Memorials, White House, USS Barry and Navy Museum, Fords Theatre/Peterson House and Mount Vernon. The cadets of the “Panther Battalion” would like to thank those individuals and businesses who financially assisted in supporting this trip. Cadet Bn Commander Samantha Scales said “It was a life-long learning experience to see and witness the places and things we saw. The most touching experience for me was visiting Arlington Cemetery and observing the placing of a wreath at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier.” Instructors First Sergeant David Bray and First Sergeant Zack Reynolds summed the field trip up as a success, in that it met our mission statement goals “to motivate young people to be better citizens.” Now our cadets have seen first hand the selfless sacrifices made and the character this great country is built on.




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RELAY FOR LIFE BENEFIT CONCERT On Friday April 30, at 7:00 p.m. bring the whole family out to the Rockingham Community College auditorium for an enjoyable evening of great acoustic music featuring Dave Wulfeck, Hubert Lawson and the Bluegrass Country Boys, Campus Tradition, and Lee Dishmon and Keith Sigmon. This year our special guest will be accomplished singer / songwriter Dave Wulfeck he will perform the nationally recognized song he co-wrote “Everybody Wins”. “Everybody

Wins” has been chosen to be sung for the opening ceremonies for the 2010 Special Olympics National Summer Games in Lincoln, NE. Dave will also play some wonderful original gospel songs as well as some entertaining children’s songs. Relay for Life is the American Cancer Society's signature event that brings more than 3.5 million people from 4,900 communities across the country together each year to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember loved

Pippie’s Closet recently held their official ribbon cutting and Grand Opening in Reidsville at their 209 S Scales Street Reidsville location. The Mayor of Reidsville, Chamber Members and city officials were present to help the family and friends of owner Tammy celebrate the occasion. Call Tammy at 336-634-0104 for more details.

PIPPIE’S CLOSET OPENS IN REIDSVILLE A unique shop recently opened its doors in Downtown Reidsville that should be a great place to spend a little shopping time. Tammy Waller said, “I initially started Pippes because of the economy. I have two sets of twins and to go and shop for a family of six at the mall was not realistic. I guess in a nut shell I wanted the quality at a affordable price. I also wanted a cool place that teenagers-up would shop and want to come back. I carry clothes, shoes, jewelry, purses, scrubs, scarfs, hats, and cute fun items. My sizes are pre-teen up for guys and girls.” When asked how the name came about she said, “The name is a question I get alot. My older set of twins were playing around with their cousin and came up with Pippie. One of my twins, Brook, started changing her voice and playing as Pippie to get a few laughs. (She is my little jester). So when I was looking to open my store I wanted it to be fun and the first thing I thought of was all those days Brook would cheer us up acting out as Pippie and their you have it. My mother in law thought it would be cute to add closet and the name was born.” Their style is laid back, some say Hippie. She plans to open her store along with all events that go on downtown even if that means til midnight. “The only day I reserve for a day of rest and to give thanks to the one who makes all of this possible, my Lord, is Sunday. Other than that we are here and want everyone to come visit and become regulars,” she says. All sales and events are posted on my facebook and my email is Tammy wanted to thank just a few of those special to her... “The Lord for blessing me with such a great business My husband and children for all their help, support, and patience Greg and Jennifer Gunn you both are the greatest My family and friends for everything they have done for us to make this possible from prayers to free labor All the downtown Merchants for making me feel so welcomed and all my customers past present and future for keeping me in business. If I missed ya, not intentional please still love me.”

ones lost, and fight back against a disease that takes too much. Contributions to Relay for Life help fund programs pertaining to patient services, cancer research, cancer prevention and early detection. So come on out for an evening of great music, admission is free but a donation to Relay for Life is appreciated. Help the American Cancer Society reach its goal – to put an end to cancer in our lifetime.

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The Twin Rivers Downtown Development Board with a matching grant put the door and window in the Rockingham Habitat for Humanity future office. The public is invited also to follow the renovations on the Habitat ReStore. Item donations generate inkind tax deductions. Bring something; take something; help families build homes! Contact (627-0160) Nancy or Denise for details or come by your store on Thursdays (2-4 PM).

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OPPORTUNITIES Can your spare a few hours a month to volunteer at the museum? Call our Volunteer Coordinator: Deetra Thompson , at 336-635-1231. We need volunteers for Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and also from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays during the Eden Cruise’s on May 8, June 12, July 10, Aug. 14, Sept. 11, and Oct. 9.

THANK YOU We would like to send a big Thank You to Dyer’s Sheet Metal for donating a new heating system to the museum after the old one became irreparable during the very cold week in February! Please tell them “Thank You for supporting the Eden Historical Museum!” A Thank You also goes to Rockingham Office Machine and Supply Inc. for cleaning and repairing our copy machine! Eden is very fortunate to have such generous and community minded businesses in our midst!

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Bob Harden has donated numerous items from Fieldcrest Mills, including a hand-crank wall mount telephone, a wooden swivel office chair, a deduction calculator, a carbide blow torch, a hand operated serge sewing machine, a shuttle with quill, a slide rule and manual, Mechanical Engineer’s Handbook, in addition to other items he has previously donated. Morehead Memorial Hospital donated a newborn nursery crib that was from the old Tri-City Hospital and a glass display case. A framed eagle rug/wall hanging made by Karastan was given by Donna Carter (Sue Strong Family). Morehead Memorial Hospital gave $500 in honor of the Medical Staff Physician’s Fund. We would also like to thank the many generous donors that have made contributions to the museum in memory of Pat Whitten.

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UNITED WAY NEARS GOAL United Way of Rockingham County has raised $889,559 of its $900,000 campaign goal. For those who haven’t given so far, to give even a little will help reach the goal and continue provision of basic needs, access to medical care, safety, and success in school for Rockingham County citizens. “No gift is too small,” comments Rick Hurley, United Way’s Executive Director. “Even a gift of one dollar a week, just $52, will help us reach the goal and support these vital services to our community.” One way to give is to sign up for the second annual Ride UNITED sponsored by Wolf Creek Harley-Davidson and the


Harley Owners Group of Rockingham County and join the HOGS on the road to raise money for the United Way of Rockingham County on Saturday, April 24th. “It is so important to reach goal because with an unemployment rate of 15.2%, county agencies tell us the need for services has increased by 30% to 40%,” says Charlie Hall, this year’s Campaign Chairman. “So, to raise less than the $900,000 goal means that services may not be given to people who desperately need our help!” Registration for Ride UNITED is open to all bikes and bikers, and will begin at 9 a.m. at

Wolf Creek Harley-Davidson on Saturday, April 24th with doughnuts and coffee. The ride, starting at 11 a.m., will give bikers a chance to enjoy Rockingham County and to learn about how funds raised in this event will make a difference as they tour some of the United Way’s funded agencies. The last stop back at Wolf Creek Harley-Davidson will include hotdogs and hamburgers on the grill, door prizes and a 50-50 drawing. Cost is $20 for one rider and $5 for the second rider on a bike. Contact Wolf Creek Harley-Davidson at 3425133 or United Way of Rockingham County at 342-7768 for more information.


On April 4th Stephen McArthur Pleasant, 41, of 121 Strawberry Road was kidnapped and taken to 200 Chambers Drive in Reidsville. There, he was beaten and robbed. Pleasant went to the landlord of Chamber’s Mobile Home Park to seek assistance. He was suffering multiple injuries from an altercation with three acquaintances. He also reported the mobile home at lot #6 was on fire. Oregon Hill Fire Department responded to extinguish the fire. (The house is believed to be a total loss). EMS transported the victim to Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro for treatment of several wounds, including head injuries. The initial investigation indicates Pleasant was at his residence with acquaintances who later kidnapped him. They took him to the Chambers Drive location where they beat him severely, robbed him and left the scene. Also assisting at the scene were the Rockingham County Fire Marshal’s Office, Rockingham County Emergency Medical Services. Sheriff’s investigators have now reported the arrests of those responsible for the attack. These men have been arrested, and each has a bond of $250,000 and is in the Rockingham County Jail. Each has been charged with; • First Degree Kidnapping • Common Law Robbery • Assault with a Deadly Weapon Intending to Kill or Inflict Serious Injury. Jason Lee Taylor, 48 Dustin Thomas Tuttle, 28 William Clinton Tuttle, 36 John Robert Doss, 36 200 Chambers Dr. 631 Tate Road 591 Tate Road 2881 NC14 Reidsville, NC Reidsville, NC Reidsville, NC Reidsville, NC Anyone with information or facts related to this investigation, is asked to call the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office at 336-634-3232 or Rockingham County Crime Stoppers at 336-349-9683.

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CHURCH BREAKINS INVESTIGATED Detective M. Smith and Detective J.Tejeda have made additional charges in the recent church breaking and entering of Stoneville Pentecostal Holiness Church on NC 770 and Wentworth Baptist Church on Hwy 65. William David Gardner Jr. has been arrested and charged with Breaking and Entering Place

of Worship, Possession of Stolen Goods and Property, and Larceny after Breaking and Entering for the Wentworth Baptist Church breaking and entering. Gardner is being held at the Rockingham County Detention Facility under an additional $10,000 secured bond. Detectives have also charged Sarah Ann Isley, age 19,


with Breaking and Entering Place of Worship, Possession of Stolen Goods and Property, and Larceny after Breaking and Entering for the Wentworth Baptist Church and Stoneville Pentecostal Holiness Church breaking and entering. The arrests were accomplished by the joint investigative efforts of the Eden Police Department, Greensboro Police Department and the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office. These arrests are another example of local agencies working together to solve multi-jurisdictional crimes. If anyone should have any information pertaining to the apprehension of Sarah Ann Isley, they are asked to contact the Rockingham County Sheriffs Office at 634-3030 or call Rockingham County Crime Stoppers at 349-9683. Sheriff Page remarked, “I want to commend the investigators from each agency involved and recognize their willingness to work together. It’s unfortunate that we would have people to victimize our places of worship in Rockingham County. However, we will continue to work with our

The ARC HOLDS ROCKINGHAM County Star TALENT Investing In Rockingham SHOW County’s Quality of Life The Arc Of Rockingham County Invites You To It’s 7th Annual Talent Show & Entertainment Bonanza, Monday, May 17th, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Located at the Rockingham Community College Auditorium, Wentworth N.C.. Showcasing the talents of Rockingham County special population citizens and special quest performers The Mama’s and Papa’s. Eden family YMCA competitive line dancers, The Mama’s and Papa’s, won a bronze medal their first year and gold medals three different years in the Silver Arts line dancing category at North Carolina senior games in Raleigh. They have been dancing for about eight years as a class/competing in senior events for the community. There are a total of 4 dancers. For more information call 336-627-7565. The Arc Of Rockingham County, Inc., works with and for people with cognitive, intellectual and other developmental disabilities. • The Arc Of Rockingham County sponsors a special population dance monthly (the second Thursday’s) of each month. Where Rockingham Community College, Whitcomb Student Center, Wentworth, N.C. Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. DJ for event: Brandon Ellis. Refreshments Served. Contact Information: 336-6277565 The Arc Of Rockingham County, Inc., works with and for people with cognitive, intellectual and other developmental disabilities.

local church watch crime prevention programs to prevent future occurrences.” Detective M. Smith and Detective J.Tejeda have apprehended Sarah Ann Isley in the recent church breaking and entering of Stoneville Pentecostal Holiness Church on NC 770 and Wentworth Baptist Church on Hwy 65. Sarah Ann Isley, age 19, is charged with Breaking and Entering Place of Worship, Possession of Stolen Goods and Property, and Larceny after Breaking and Entering for the Wentworth Baptist Church and Stoneville Pentecostal Holiness Church breaking and entering. She is being held at the Rockingham County Detention Facility under a $25,000 secured bond. All arrests were accomplished by the joint investigative efforts of the Eden Police Department, Greensboro Police Department and the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office. These arrests are another example of local agencies working together to solve multi-jurisdictional crimes.

Continued from Page 13 cardboard, plastic (bottles, jars, & jugs), 20 lb. propane tanks, and wood pallets, can also be recycled. Bulk oil recycling (drums) is scheduled for Thursday morning, April 15th from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon at the Facility. Regular residential solid waste will be accepted for disposal from County residents, and items from the usual municipal “clean up” collections programs conducted during the “Clean Up Week”. Recyclable materials including used oil, used oil filters, antifreeze, scrap tires, wood pallets, appliances & scrap metal, clean wood waste, and auto batteries must be separated from other solid waste materials brought for disposal. These materials should be brought on loads separate from wastes brought for landfill disposal. During “Clean Up Week” only, a maximum of 25 scrap passenger tires per each County resident or approved clean up campaign will be accepted for processing during this week. Prior approval must be requested and received from the E & E Services office for special clean up of more than 25 tires. No “Commercial” solid waste material will be accepted for free disposal during the week. This includes shingles, remodeling and construction materials, demolition materials and other waste so recognized as commercial waste. No industrial waste nor no animal carcasses will be accepted for free disposal. Commercial hauler's of residential waste will not be allowed free disposal. Residents are urged and encouraged to remember those charitable organizations such as the Salvation Army, Good Will and church & civic groups who may provide benefit to those less fortunate with donations of usable discarded items. These are good recycling efforts and avoids disposal in the Landfill. Questions and requests for approval of “clean up” collection programs are to be directed to the E & E Services Office as soon as possible and prior to the “Clean Up Week”. Fees will be charged for those wastes not approved for waiver of fees. Contact 427-5421 and 3428371 during regular office hours.

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SECOND PRIMARY ELECTION (IF NECESSARY) JUNE 22, 2010 6:30 AM - 7:30 PM Filing for School Board - Begins July 2, 2010 @ noon • Ends July 16, 2010 @ noon GENERAL ELECTION - NOVEMBER 2, 2010 6:30 AM - 7:30 PM Residency Deadline: October 4, 2010 • Registration Deadline: October 8, 2010 Absentee by Mail Request - Begins September 3, 2010 • Ends October 26, 2010 Voted ballots must be delivered to the CBE office by 5:00 pm November 1, 2010 or must be postmarked by November 2, 2010. One Stop Voting (At County Office) Ends October 30, 2010 @ 1:00 pm Monday - Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm • Saturday – October 30th: 9:00 – 1:00 Unless County Board of Elections extends voting until 5:00 pm.

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On May 4,the Democratic Party will select two candidates for County Commissioner. Mr. Stanley and Mrs. Dallas are already on the Board of Commissioners and are running for re-election. Guerrant Tredway and Anita Hutcherson are running for those seats. Mr. Tredway and Mrs. Hutcherson have been actively working for quite some time in the interest of the people of Rockingham County. WE ask that our democratic friends think hard about the following questions? 1. Do you want commissioners who will talk to the people? 2. Do you want commissioners who will let people talk to them? 3. Do you want commissioners who actively work to lead the country, or do you want commissioners who let the county manager lead them? 4. Do you want commissioners who will let the people vote before going forward with million dollar expenditures 5. Do you want commissioners who pay no attention to the wants of the people of Rockingham County but go blindly forward on building a horse stable when they already know it will cost over twice as much as the predicted (and they don’t have the money)? 6. Do you want commissioners who insist upon setting their meetings at times that are most inconvenient for citizens to attend? 7. Do you want commissioners who will only let members of the public speak for three minutes at every second meeting? 8. Do you want commissioners who let a contractor order brick for a county construction job from the State of Utah, approximately 2,000 miles away, rather that purchasing from a brick maker located in Rockingham County? 9. Have you ever had a member of our Board of County Commissioners ask your opinion about anything? 10. Have you ever had a conversation with a member of the Board of County Commissioners? 11. Have you ever heard from any of our commissioners except at voting time? 12. Do you believe the board should closely scrutinize county expenditures? 13. How did you like the way the county handled the property revaluations? 14. How did you feel when the then-Chairman of the Board of Commissioners state publicly that she thought most people in Rockingham County were satisfied with the revaluation? 15. At a special meeting of the commissioners attended by almost 1,000 citizens in protest over the revaluation, how did you like it when the then-Chairman of the County Commissioners threatened to adjourn the meeting and evict us if we didn’t get quiet? 16. Did you know that the county has already spent approximately two million dollars on the stable without having any idea where the money will come from to build it? 17. Do you think that our county commissioners have lost touch with the people and not the other way around? 18. Do you think the county commissioners understand that they are supposed to work for the people and not the other way around. 19. Would you prefer commissioners to concentrate on jobs rather than gambling millions of dollars on a stable which will probably be a failure? 20. Do you believe we would all be better off if we made complete changes of all offices at country, state and national level? 21. Do you think the county commissioners know what they are doing?

After thinking about the above questions, ask yourselves this question: How much more am I going to take before helping to make a change? WILL OF THE PEOPLE is neither Republican nor Democrat. We are very concerned with what we see in government all the way from local to Washington and we work to change things for the better. After you have read and thought about the items set out above, we ask you to decide whether you want more of the same in Rockingham County or whether you want to work together to change the entire Board of Commissioners, all of whom are guilty. The candidates we are recommending we believe are what we want and need in county government. Please help them with your vote and with contributions to help them pay their campaign bills. Very Truly yours, Thomas S. Harrington, Chairman WILL OF THE PEOPLE


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What do the numbers inside the recycling symbol on plastics mean? The numbers represent a way to tell what kind of plastic went into making the product. The numbers used are 1-7. #1 plastic is used primarily on beverage bottles; these are recyclable at most recycling centers. #2 plastic can be milk jugs, bleach and detergent bottles, among other uses. These, too, are usually recyclable. #3 plastic is seldom seen. #4 plastic is found in grocery bags and other plastic containers. Commercial establishment using bags for their customers are required by NC state law to take back a certain percentage to be recycled.


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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 next issue...

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Investing In Rockingham County’s Quality of Life Continued from Page 18 COMMUNITY / FARMERS DAY IN WENTWORTH The Town of Wentworth Recreation Committee is sponsoring a Community / Farmers’ Day on Saturday, May 1st from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the new Town Hall on NC87/Peach Tree Road. In addition to various civic clubs and organizations, exhibits will feature local businesses, churches, crafts, farm animals and equipment, and farm produce. Hot dogs will be available, along with entertainment by Campus Traditions (RCC), CPR (Rob Compton) and Wayne Seymour (dulcimer). Bring the entire family and let the kids enjoy an old fashioned “May Pole” experience. Proceeds from exhibit space rental will go into a fund for future Recreation Grounds / Facilities in the Town. A survey will be available so that citizens can voice their recreation preferences. For information about booth space or other questions, call the Town Hall at 336-3426288.

TEXTING / DRIVING DEMO Mayodan, N.C. - On April 8th, in the parking lot of McMichael High School, the Sheriff’s Office and Rockingham County Student Health Centers conducted a texting and driving demonstration. Student Volunteers gathered to get behind the wheel of a car and attempted to navigate an obstacle course while texting. The outcome was as expected. Students ability to drive safely was decreased when distracted while receiving and sending text messages. The demo was videotaped and will be used as a teaching tool in driver’s education and health science classes. Sheriff Sam Page assisted in the project and encouraged teens to obey the law by not texting while operating a car.

OLDE LEAKSVILLE SIDEWALK SALE! On Friday April 16th and Saturday, April 17th, the historic Olde Leaksville Shopping District will be holding a Spring Sidewalk Sale. There will be special bargains at participating merchants both days. Come enjoy one of the first opportunities to spend the day outdoors and take advantage of special merchant deals.


Starting in May, the Eden Cruise will begin in the Olde Leaksville Shopping District. The event will take place on the second Saturday of each month from May to October at 4:00pm. All makes and models are welcome. Call Steve Baker at 336-3444422 or Tim Lancaster at 336616-8272 for more information.


CONTACTS WITH COMPANIES CONGRATULATIONS JUDITH WARREN! Judith Warren Boutique and Bridal recently received an Elite Retailer of the Year Award from Jim’s Formal Wear. Jim’s is the largest formalwear distribution network in the U.S. with over 5,000 independent retailers. They provide tuxedo rental services for weddings, proms and black tie events. The award is based on rental volume, order accuracy and exceptional customer service. Judith Warren Boutique and Bridal has been renting tuxedos from Jim’s since 2007. According to Steve Davis, President and COO of Jim’s, “Our Elite Retailer of the Year recipients are among the best when it comes to men’s formalwear, rental and sales. They are extremely

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Representatives from over 40 businesses and industries will be in the Rockingham Community College gymnasium on April 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the annual Job Fair and Career Expo. Armed with brochures, information and/or application forms, representatives will be available in the RCC gymnasium to talk to attendees and answer questions. Many will accept applications and resumes during the Job Fair. Companies who will be represented this year include staffing agencies, cosmetic companies, health care facilities, government agencies, schools, armed services, child care businesses, and local industries. Job seekers, recent graduates, and experienced workers who are interested in discussing job opportunities with the representatives are encouraged to dress to impress, and bring an up-to-date resume, questions for the company representatives, and an understanding that many company representatives will be assessing them as potential employees. The event is jointly sponsored by RCC and Rockingham County JobLink Career Center in Wentworth. For more information, call Terri Hill at 634-5601, Ext. 207 or Mea Alderman-Overby at 342-4261, Ext. 2104.

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LOOK FOR WAYS TO CUT INVESTMENT TAXES Like millions of your fellow citizens, you may be filing your taxes this week. If you think that things might have turned out differently had you paid less in investment-related taxes, you might want to take steps soon to help ensure a different outcome in 2011. Here are some “tax-smart” strategies to consider: Invest in municipal bonds. If you’re in one of the upper income brackets, you might benefit from owning municipal bonds. The interest payments from “munis” are typically exempt from federal income taxes, and may also be exempt from state and local taxes, depending on where you live. (However, the interest from some types of munis may be subject to the alternative minimum tax, or AMT.) “Max out” on your Roth IRA. If you qualify for a Roth IRA, try to fully fund it every year. Your earnings grow tax-free, provided you’ve had your account at least five years and you don’t take withdrawals until you’re at least 59-1/2. And now, it’s easier to convert a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA. Under previous rules, you could only convert if your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) was $100,000 or less. But starting this year, you can convert funds to a Roth IRA even if your MAGI is over $100,000. And if you convert in 2010, you can report the taxable income from the conversion over a twoyear period, in 2011 and 2012. Distribute assets between taxable and retirement accounts. You’ll want to look at all your investments as a whole to determine if they’re working together to help you achieve your goals. But in considering ways to control investment taxes, you may also find it useful to look at two separate categories: your tax taxdeferred retirement accounts,

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such as your traditional IRA and your 401(k), and your taxable accounts, which hold all the investments not in your retirement accounts. As a (very) general rule, you might want to put income-producing securities, such as taxable bonds, into your tax-deferred retirement accounts. When you ultimately take out this money, presumably at retirement, your withdrawals will be taxed at your income tax rate, but by then, you may be in a lower tax bracket. Conversely, you may want to put growth-oriented securities, such as stocks, in your taxable account; as long as you hold these assets at least a year, you’ll only have to pay the long-term capital gains rate, which is currently 15 percent if you’re in one of the top three tax brackets. (This rate may soon rise, however.) Sell your “losers” throughout the year. If you own investments that have lost value and that you don’t need to keep for other reasons (such as portfolio balance), consider selling them throughout the year. Your losses can offset any capital gains you might have achieved; if you don’t have any gains, the losses can offset up to $3,000 of your regular income. Plus, any losses that you don’t use in a given year can be carried forward indefinitely for use against future capital gains. Before embarking on any of these strategies, consult with your tax advisor. Every “taxsmart” move may not be appropriate for your individual situation. But if you’re concerned about the impact of investment taxes, it can certainly pay to explore all your options.


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A dispatcher in Daytona Beach, Florida, notified the police when she received a call and overheard two teenagers in the process of stealing items from parked cars in a mall parking lot. They were overheard discussing which items would be worth taking. Apparently they had inadvertently dialed 911. The police arrived and caught them red-handed.


A Wyoming man, who was suspected of stealing a bottle of Schnapps from the store, could have planned his escape a little better. He simply ran out of the store and into the nearest building which was the police station. Apparently realizing where he was, he then ran out of the station. But a dispatcher saw him on the surveillance camera and alerted officers. He was caught nearby, quite drunk, and taken into custody. (They didn't have far to go.)


The police screamed to the scene with sirens blasting. A man had called to report that he had just killed someone and had a gun. When they got there, they found the man who told them he made it up. He claimed that he had been assaulted and wanted the police to respond quickly. They quickly arrested him for filing a false report and sent him to jail.


Responding to an alarm going off in a hockey rink, the police found an intoxicated man trying to operate the Zamboni. He had crashed it into a wall. He had also operated two fork lifts, damaging the walls, sprinkler system and hockey net. He was charged with burglary, criminal mischief, violation of his bail conditions and drunk driving.


A postal worker has been charged with stealing gold which he was supposed to deliver. He made the mistake of pawning it at the same pawn shop which had melted it down to send to a business in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The jeweler at the pawn shop recognized it. The postal worker was charged with embezzling.




An observant cop stopped a woman driving on the Long Island Expressway in the car pool lane and found a mannequin in the passenger seat. She was given a ticket. What tipped him off? The mannequin was wearing sunglasses and had the visor down. It was an overcast day.


It seems a certain crook had the bad habit of spitting tobacco juice. And he didn't exactly care where he spit. A keen eyed detective noticed tobacco juice stains on some papers that had been ransacked at an insurance office where a burglary had occurred. Since none of the ladies in the office chewed tobacco, he reasoned the spit belonged to the

thief and took a DNA sample. Tobacco spit was also found at five other crime scenes in the area. The DNA in all of them matched. The police had a suspect for the robberies and got a warrant to test his DNA. Voila! It matched. They are expecting a conviction.


A customer at the drive through window of a fast food restaurant apparently didn't have enough cash on him to pay the bill. He offered to pay for his order with marijuana. The cashier refused and called the police with a description of the vehicle. Soon after, a police officer spotted the vehicle and pulled it over. An inspection of the car turned up marijuana. The driver was arrested.


A 25-year-old man in Utah decided he wanted to get to Washington to see his mother for Christmas. Not having a car, he hopped into a $500,000 fire truck, blew the air horn and tried to drive away. The fire fighters ran out to see what was happening. He put up a big fight, but they were finally able to subdue him. He never made it to Washington for Christmas.





The police had no trouble finding this thief. When he used a stolen credit card to buy some cigars, he signed his own name on the receipt. Later he tried to buy some merchandise at a store, but the card came up as stolen. When asked for some identification, he presented his own driver's license.



You really have to wonder about this one. Why would a thief break into a courthouse? I guess when you're drunk, your judgment is a little off, to say the least. This guy pried open the sliding door to the courthouse and broke into the safe in the lobby. The only problem was that it's an antique safe and there was nothing in it. It was there only for display. In fact, it wasn't locked because the lock was broken. He was caught when he again tried to pry open to door to get out. He was back inside the same courthouse a few hours later where he was arraigned on a charge of second degree burglary.


A man came home to his apartment to find the bedroom and kitchen cabinets had been rummaged. He also found the burglar asleep on the living room floor. When the police came and were able to wake him, he was so drunk that he thought he was in his own apartment.


A man in New Hampshire was stopped at a sobriety checkpoint. After handing over his driver's license and registration, he floored the gas pedal and tried to make a get away (almost running

down a police officer). The police caught up with him and found marijuana in his car. He was charged with a DUI, drug possession, disobeying a police officer and reckless driving.




Police in Arizona responded to a burglar alarm at a gun and police accessories store in Prescott. They found a man inside, fast asleep. He'd apparently entered through a window and claimed that he was driving and got sleepy. He was just looking for a place to take a nap. He was found with a flashlight, gloves and a bag which contained expensive electronics from the store. He also smelled of alcohol. The police had a hard time believing his story, especially since there were several warrants out on him. He was arrested.


A group of teenagers in Arkansas tried to pawn a 62+ pound hunk of metal. The shop owner was suspicious and convinced them that it was only lead. He offered them $30 for it. Since they needed money for gas, they took it. The police were called and six young people were arrested for allegedly stealing the metal plus various gold and silver coins. It seems the hunk of metal was actually a silver ingot worth $15,000.


Police in Montana stopped a car because the driver was swerving. While they were having him do the field sobriety test, the passenger got behind the wheel and

drove off. The police yelled at him and he stopped. He was also sited for drunk driving.


A female walked into a bank in Centereach, New York and handed the teller a note, demanding all her cash. The note said she would start shooting if the teller didn't comply. The teller asked her, "Are you serious?" The suspect responded by fleeing the bank.




A woman in Gloucester, UK, filed a life insurance claim on her husband's $550,000 policy, because he had died in Afghanistan of brain trauma after an accident. She had the death certificate to prove it. You would think a dead man would not need to see his doctor for anything. But, yet, the husband showed up at his general practitioner a few weeks later. He had also been living openly in Gloucester, working and paying taxes. They were both sentenced to community service because (1) they were "less than sophisticated," in other words, dumb and (2) no money was lost.


A former employee of a Pizza Hut tried to extort $500 for five car roof signs that he took while he worked there. You know, the kind the pizza guy (or gal) puts on top of their car when they go delivering pizzas. The manager told him he wanted proof that he really had them. So the guy emailed him a picture. Only problem was, the

police were able to zoom in on the license plates of two cars in the background which were registered to the guy. He was charged with extortion, possession of stolen property and grand larceny.


Two men escaped a prison in Vermont. When they were caught in New York City, they were found with this To Do list: Drive to Maine Get safer place to stay Buy guns Get Marie Get car in Dartmouth Do robbery, Go to New York




"Guns for Hire" is a company which stages gunfights for Western movies and for other events. One day a woman called and asked if she could hire them to kill her husband. She was sentences to 4 years for the request.


A man broke into a landfill and attempted to steal $10 worth of copper. Only problem is that he got stuck under a large metal trash bin for 12 hours until the employees found him the next day.


A man was charged with drug possession. At his trial, he claimed that the officers had searched him without a search warrant. The judge explained that they did not need one because the bulge in his pocket had looked like a gun. The man happened to be wearing the same jacket. When he handed it to the judge, a bag of cocaine fell out of the pocket. The judge had to take a five minute recess to regain his composure.















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Q: She had three children, right? A: Yes. Q: How many were boys? A: None. Q: Were there any girls? Q: You say the stairs went down to the basement? A: Yes. Q: And these stairs, did they go up also? Q: Mr. Slatery, you went on a rather elaborate honeymoon, didn't you? A: I went to Europe, Sir. Q: And you took your new wife? Q: How was your first marriage terminated? A: By death. Q: And by whose death was it terminated? Q: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney? A: No, this is how I dress when I go to work. Q: Doctor, how many autopsies have you performed on dead people? A: All my autopsies are performed on dead people.

Q: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse? A: No. Q: Did you check for blood pressure? A: No. Q: Did you check for breathing? A: No. Q: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy? A: No. Q: How can you be so sure, Doctor? A: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar. Q: But could the patient have still been alive nevertheless? A: It is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law somewhere. Q: The youngest son, the twenty-year old, how old is he? Q: Were you present when your picture was taken? Q: Was it you or your younger brother who was killed in the war? Q: How far apart were the vehicles at the time of the collision Q: Did he kill you?

Q: All your responses must be oral, OK? What school did you go to? A: Oral. Q: Do you recall the time that you examined the body? A: The autopsy started around 8:30 p.m. Q: And Mr. Dennington was dead at the time? A: No, he was sitting on the table wondering why I was doing an autopsy. Q: Are you qualified to give a urine sample? Q: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact? A: Gucci sweats and Reeboks

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Ed A Gunn Stationers “BENEFIT” PROJECTS IN ROCKINGHAM COUNTY AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY – RELAY FOR LIFE The 2010 Relay For Life of Rockingham County kicked off in January at Morehead High School. We will be returning to Freedom Park in Eden for the event on May 14-15th and invite all organizations, businesses, churches and interested community members to join us by forming a team! Contact Bree Myers, Community Manager,American Cancer Society • 4-A Oak Branch Drive, Greensboro, NC 27407 336.627.3334 (Office) • 336.404.4988 (Cell) 336.834.8777 (fax) WOMEN’S SHELTER - New Beginnings stores and their sister stores in Madison and Reidsville, are in need of household cleaning supplies, feminine toiletries and diapers for the women’s shelter and as for the stores: household goods, furniture, jewelry, books and spring clothing of all sizes, adult and children’s. 8TH ANNUAL BLACK TIE & BLUE JEAN EVENT - MAY 1, 2010(SATURDAY) Beginning at 5:30P.M P.M. First Presbyterian Church, Eden - CONTACT: Gail Evans-Jones The Rockingham Pregnancy Care Center, Board of Directors and Volunteers are hosting their 8th annual “Black Tie & Blue Jeans” Banquet and Auction on May1, 2010 from 5:30–10:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 582 Southwood Drive, in Eden, NC. Dr. Paul Sasser, Chairman of the Rockingham Pregnancy Care Center Board of Directors, announced that this fund raising event will be “a great night of fun, food, and excellent auction items.” And the great news is that all of the proceeds will go to the ministry of the Rockingham Pregnancy Care Center. Various churches and community groups will be providing a wonderful array of food. The Sponsored food tables will be hosted and decorated by community and church groups, offering the opportunity for guests to “graze” or taste a wide variety of delicious main course food with specific themes including Italian, Authentic Mexican, Summer Salads, and many others. The desserts are equally as interesting with a special “50’s Soda and Ice Cream Shop and a delectable assortment of treats from “Soulful Southern Treats” Two of the evenings most exciting opportunities come during the silent and live auction times. Area businesses, churches and many talented artisans from Rockingham County have donated over 300 items for the auction portion of the evening. Some of the items for auction include pottery, original pastels, watercolor and oil painting, furniture and accessories to appeal to a variety of decorating themes. Personal items include jewelry, Nascar racing memorabilia, autographed 2010 Basketballs from the “BIG FOUR” ACC schools (Carolina, Duke, NC State, and Wake) and much more. Obviously, the win for Carolina this year makes this a real collector’s item. All the excitement of the evening is available with no admission charge but because of limited seating, RESERVATIONS ARE AN ABSOLUTE MUST. To make reservations please contact the Executive Director of the Rockingham Pregnancy Care Center, Gail Evans-Jones @ 623-5540. EDEN YMCA AND REIDSVILLE’S GOLDEN CORRAL Host Healthy Kids Day All Proceeds Benefit The Children’s Miracle Network - On Saturday, April 17, 2010, the Eden Family YMCA and co-sponsor, Golden Corral will host Healthy Kids Day. The event will be held on the Eden Y ball field from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. YMCA Healthy Kids Day is the nation’s largest health and wellness awareness event for children and is expected to bring hundreds of kids together, of all ages. This year’s extravaganza will include a multitude of opportunities to raise funds for the Children’s Miracle Network. This non-profit organization raises funds for more than 170 children’s hospitals. The money from this event will help sick and injured kids at Duke Children’s Hospital. Our local children will have the opportunity to help children in need! Event activities will include a 5K, Fun Run, relays, informative booths, giant inflatables, petting zoo, emergency management vehicles, refreshments and more. Mark your calendars now! Join us for a fun filled day! RICHARDSON BENEFIT AUCTION - First Church of the Brethren, 730 Church Street, Eden, will be holding a Benefit Auction to assist Joe Richardson with mounting medical expenses from a leg amputation due to diabetes. The auction will be held Saturday, April 17, in the church fellowship hall. Doors open at 10:00 a.m. Bidding starts at 10:30 a.m. - Partial listing of items include: pottery, dolls (some in original boxes), handmade dough bowl, handmade birdhouse and feeder, mountain bikes, quilt, Little Tykes, wrought iron bed frame, new gas dryer, etched granite stones. There are also many certificates from a variety of local businesses such as A Cut Above, Body Fit, Wal-Mart, Whistle Jacket and many more restaurants, auto centers, etc. Cash or approved check accepted. Concessions will be available for purchase. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the church at 627-7063. FISH FRY/CAR SHOW - Draper Elementary School - PTO - April 17, 2010 - 11:00am - 2:00pm Fish Plates - $5.00 per plate - includes Fish, baked beans, slaw, bread and slice of pound cake - drinks will be available for $1.00 extra . Car Show - Pre-registration $15.00 per car - Register day of event $20.00 per car - Trophies will be awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. To pre-order Fish plates or pre-register Cars - please contact Ray/Jenny Thomas 635-3647 or Shane/Janet Woodall 635-3354 or email GIVE ME SHELTER RIDE - May 2nd, 2010 at Wolf Creek Harley Davidson in Reidsville. Proceeds to benefit the new Rockingham County Animal Shelter Fund Raising Campaign. Hosted by Wolf Creek Chapter of the Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) For more information contact David Reece t 336-349-4420 or BIKING FOR BABIES - Motorcycle Benefit Ride - May 8th Brought to Madison by March of Dimes and Century Link Gather at the Parking Lot across from 130 W. Murphy Street, Madison, NC. Registration is 8:30am - 10:45am. $15 single/$20 double. Lunch, Door Prizes and Music by String Theory. Music sponsored by VC Ice. For details contact Jason Dalton at 336-552-7928 or Robin Comer at 336-423-6063. 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION & SPRING FESTIVAL - Bethany Community Middle School Saturday, April 17, 2010, 10am - 3pm at Bethany Community Middle School, 181 Bethany Rd., Reidsville. - At intersection of Hwy. 56 & Bethany Rd. FREE ADMISSION 10am Start time with a parade which will run until around 11am 10th Anniversary Program 11-11:30 - Phil Berger (26th Dist. 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PAGE 26 EDEN’S OWN / COUNTY STAR, APRIL 16, 2010 BOMBERS 12 – RATTLERS 6 The Bombers scored 8 runs in the first two innings and never looked back as they won their opening game by the score of 12-6. Natalie Mitchell was the winning pitcher throwing a complete game while giving up six runs on eight hits. She struck out five batters while giving up no walks and needing only 53 pitches. Seven different Bombers got hits during the game. Chelsea Kirks went 2 for 3 with 1 run scored, Candice Corcoran went 1 for 1 with 2 walks, 1 run batted in, 3 stolen bases and 2 runs scored, Brittany Scherer went 1 for 2 with a triple, a stolen base and 2 runs scored. Brandy Scherer went 1 for 3 with a double, 1 run batted in and one run scored. Evie Scott helped to bust open the first inning scoring of six runs with a bases loaded single that knocked in 2 runs. Evie went 1 for 3 with 2 runs batted in. Natalie Mitchell went 1 for 3 with a double, 1 run batted in and two runs scored. Jessica Dalton went 1 for 2 with 1 run scored. Brittany Scherer had a strong defensive game at shortstop with three put outs and three assists.

BOMBERS 16 – TWISTERS 1 14U BLUE RIDGE BOMBERS WIN CHAMPIONSHIP The 14U Blue Bridge Bombers opened their 2010 season by capturing the IFA (International Fastpitch Association) March Madness 14 and Under Championship at Freedom Park in Eden on March 27th.

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The Bombers were only leading by the score of 2-0 after three complete innings of play. All of that changed in the top of the 4th inning as the Bombers exploded for 14 runs while sending twenty batters to the plate. Evie Scott dominated on the mound while allowing just one run on three hits. She struck out two batters and gave up no walks pitching the complete game on just 36 pitches. 27 of her 36 pitches were strikes. Eleven different Bombers scored runs while nine different players got hits. Lindsey Keith went 2 for 2 with a triple, walk, 3 runs batted in an 1 run scored. Natalie Mitchell went 2 for 4 with 2 runs batted in and 1 run scored. Evie Scott went 1 for 3 with 2 runs batted in and 1 run scored. Logan Martin went 1 for 3 with 1 run batted in, 2 stolen bases and 3 runs scored. Jessica Dalton went 1 for 3 with 1 run batted in and 2 runs scored. Ebony Reynolds went 1 for 3 with 2 runs scored and 2 runs batted in, Brandy Scherer went 1 for 1 with 1 run batted in and 1 run scored. Brittany Scherer went 1 for 2 with a walk and 1 run scored. Candice Corcoran scored 2 runs on 2 walks and stole 2 bases. Chelsea Kirks went 1 for 4 with 1 run scored. Other players scoring runs included Beth Williams – 1 run and Sarah Hatfield -1 run. Beth Williams played a solid game behind the plate and threw out a runner trying to steal third base in the bottom of the 4th inning. Natalie Mitchell and Brittany Scherer played solid defense at third base and shortstop combining for 3 put outs and 3 assists during the game.



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

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Bombers head coach Lee Purdy came back and pitched Evie Scott in the Championship Game and was not disappointed. Evie Scott gave up no runs on only two hits while striking out two players and walking none. She only needed 31 pitches of which 24 were thrown for a strike. The outfield played an exceptional defensive game for the Bombers with running catches being made by Candice Corcoran (2), Brandy Scherer (1) – over-the-back, and Chelsea Kirks (1). The Bombers continued their strong hitting scoring a run in the first inning, a run in the second, 4 runs in the third and 4 runs in the fourth inning. Chelsea Kirks went a perfect 3 for 3 as the lead-off batter with a Home Run, 2 runs batted in and 2 runs scored. Candice Corcoran hit in the number 2 slot and went a perfect 3 for 3 with 2 runs scored and a stolen base. Evie Scott and Brittany Scherer both went 1 for 2 with 2 runs batted in, Jessica Dalton went 1 for 2 with 1 run batted in and 1 run scored. Ebony Reynolds went 1 for 2 with 1 run batted in. Logan Martin had a strong game as the bandit runner scoring 4 runs on 4 stolen bases. At the conclusion of the Championship game Candice Corcoran received the MVP trophy from the Rattlers players and coaches and Evie Scott received the game ball from the umpires. Players from Eden who play for the Bombers include: Chelsea Kirks (Morehead – 9th grade), Brittany Scherer (Morehead – 9th grade), Brandy Scherer (Morehead – 9th grade), Evie Scott (Holmes Middle – 8th grade), Lindsey Keith (Holmes Middle – 8th grade) and Candice Corcoran (Holmes Middle – 7th grade). The coaches for the tournament included: Lee Purdy, Head Coach – Assistant Head Coach for Morehead High School Softball Team, Koury Duncan, Assistant Coach for Morehead High School Softball Team and Tim Keith of Eden. The Bombers will play a full schedule during the next six months. Stay tuned for more updates!


• The City of Eden Parks & Recreation Department is organizing an Adult Spring Co-ed Softball League that will be played on Mondays & Wednesdays to replace the Men’s Open league due to lack of participation. Anyone interested in placing a team in this league should contact 623-7789 Ext. 3026 or e-mail me at . We need at least four teams in order to form a league. We would begin the season the first or second week of May. • All Peanut League (ages 4, 5 & 6) practices will begin on Monday, April 12th at 4:00 P.M. at the Bridge St. or Mill Ave. Centers. Girls Fast-Pitch practice for ages 9 thru 15 will be held at Freedom Park on April 12th at 5:00 P.M. For additional info contact 623-7789 Ext. 3026. • FREEDOM PARK EVENTS April 16-18, 2010 IFA Tourney April 23-25, 2010 IFA Tourney April 25, 2010 Concert in the Park Concert in the park at Freedom Park Kiwanis Amphitheatre. Sunday, April 25 from 3-5pm. Featuring Holmes Middle School Band from 3-4 and Morehead Concert Band from 4-5. Bring your chair or blanket and enjoy Sunday afternoon in the park Free to the public!! April 30 – May 2, 2010 Miller/Coors • Eden Recreation Dept. is offering summer camp for children ages 6-12 years of age. Registration begins April 1st at the Rec. Dept. office at City Hall. Camp is limited to 25 children and is located at the Bridge Street Recreation Center. • Get involved in activities at the Senior Center. Activities include: Friends Club, Knit & Crochet Classes, Paint Classes, Craft Classes and Sit & Sew. Call 6274711 for details.Come Exercise with us on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 8:30-9:00. Sit down

or stand up class using resistance bands, balls and hand held weights. – Legal Aid will be May 13th call 1-800-951-2257 Get involved in activities at the Senior Center. Activities include: – Come Exercise with us on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 8:30-9:00. Sit down or stand up class using resistance bands, balls and hand held weights - Craft Class – Tuesday, April 6th. Class is free, participants must purchase supplies. - Rook or 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 Wednesdays. Legal Aide for Seniors – April 8th call 1-800-951-2257 for an appointment - Bingo Bash at 9:00 April 19th at the Garden of Eden Senior Center. - Bingo at Bridge Street (bring a $1 prize) on Tuesday, April 20th at 1 pm. - Computer classes are offered free to seniors at the Eden Senior Center, 65 years & older. Under 65 must pay fees. Session begins the week of May 15th. Beginner Basic Computer Tuesday 1:30-3:30 or Wednesday 3:30-5:30 Basic Computer Level 2 Wednesday 1:30-3:30 Discover the Internet Tuesday 912 or Thursday 3:30-5:30 Seniors are welcome to come use our computers during times we do not have classes. • Senior Dance Monday, April 26th from 7-10 at the CB Hut, Boone Rd., Eden. $5 admission come 6pm for line dance lessons. • Bus Trip - Trip to Mount Airy – Day trip to Mt. Airy on a chartered bus. Leave from Hardees parking lot at 8:30 am on Thursday, April 22nd we will be back by 5:00 pm. Cost $25.00



On your own shopping on Main Street, see the Andy Griffith visitor center. Have lunch (lunch price not included) and see a comedy/mystery play presented by the Old School Drama Club. Call the Garden of Eden Senior Center to sign up 336-627-4711. • Yoga Sculpt / Basic Yoga Classes - The Madison Mayodan Recreation Department would like to invite participants to join the Yoga Sculpt classes and Basic Yoga classes being offered now to the community. The present schedule for these classes is as follows: Saturdays 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Yoga Sculpt & Stretch Mondays 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Basic Yoga Tuesday’s 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Basic Yoga Wednesday’s 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. - Basic Yoga More classes are also being added to the schedule very soon! These classes are as follows: Thursdays 8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. - Basic Yoga Saturdays 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Power Yoga Sculpt. Also Saturdays 9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Gentle Yoga Sculpt. The instructor for these for these classes will be Tabitha Southard, the recent owner of Murphy Street Yoga in Madison. For more information, please contact the Madison - Mayodan Recreation Department at 336548-2789. • Swing Night Special - T h e Madison - Mayodan Recreation Department invites you to join us at our annual fundraiser "SWING NIGHT SPECIAL", to be held on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at the Madison - Mayodan Recreation Department. Free dance lessons will be offered from 7:00 p.m. - 7:50 p.m. by members of the Piedmont Swing Society. The Greensboro Big Band, along with retired Recreation Department Director, Dixie Penn, will also

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

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