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JULY 2010



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Have a safe and fun July 4th Celebration As Well as a Rockin’ Summer! City of Eden Puts In New Water Payment Drop Box Page 15

INDEX Local Farewells Events of Interest Jokes Church Events Benefits Classifieds Sports

2 6&7 24 7 27 28 31

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY STAR FEATURES Pages: 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12, 14, 18 20, 21, 22

On May 2, a nice spring Sunday afternoon, Jeff and Jo-Lynn Overby were fishing on the Dan River near the Draper section of Eden. Jeff cast his line and snagged what appeared to be a muddy stick. His wife, JoLynn, noticed that it had a peculiar end and kept it in the boat. That evening, the Overbys removed the mud to reveal a fourfoot-long wooden shaft tipped with a metal point. Suspecting that the artifact might have some relationship to the historic batteaux, Jeff called the Dan River Basin Association (DRBA). Mark Bishopric of Three Rivers Outfitters, which owns and once operated the batteau replica, invited Jeff to bring the artifact to DRBA. At first sight, Mark said, “I think this is part of a batteau pole.” Poles were used by the boatmen to propel the heavy craft on the river. Historian Dr. Lindley Butler, who has been studying batteau navigation for

decades, confirmed the identification. He commented, “The last known batteau on the upper Dan River This rare section of a batteau pole, found near Eden by a local couple, Jeff and Jo-Lynn was around 1900, Overby, will eventually be displayed at the so that pole has Eden Historical Museum. been waiting in the river at least 110 a permanent batteau exhibit and years, and probably longer, for some- Museum Director Melissa Whitten one to find it. The Overbys were the and Curator Julie Ganis are excited lucky ones.” about eventually housing this artifact. Butler further commented, “I have Whitten said, “This important piece been looking for an artifact related to of Eden’s history will help to tell the the batteaux for 35 years. This pole story of the founding of the town of fragment is the first one ever discov- Leaksville in 1797 as a batteau port. ered in North Carolina, and I am Visitors to the museum will gain an delighted that the Overbys found it in enhanced understanding of the batour home town.” teaux trade to the development of our Clearly understanding the historical town.” importance of the pole, Jeff Overby Ganis added, “We are thrilled to be said, “I want it to stay here and be the repository for an artifact with not seen by the people who live here.” only local significance, but regional The timing could not have been better. The Eden Historical Museum has Continued on page 3


N E G ATIVE B L O O D LEVELS D R O P TO CRITICALLY L O W LEVELS Red Cross urging donors to give blood during critical time The supply of type O negative blood at the American Red Cross has dropped to critically low levels. Type O negative blood is always in high demand because it can be transfused to patients with any blood type, especially in emergency situations. Type O negative donors are needed to help prevent the fragile type O negative blood supply from reaching a crisis level. “While all blood types are need-

ed during the critical summer months, we urge those eligible donors with O negative blood type to make and keep appointments to give blood this summer,” says Joyce H. Brendel, chief executive officer of the American Red Cross Carolinas Blood Services Region. “You can make the difference between an adequate blood supply and a summer shortage.” Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. The


Retired Rockingham Community College library assistant, Betty Holland of Reidsville, has established the Betty P. and William G. Holland Scholarship through the RCC Foundation. As a library assistant for over 36 years, Holland worked closely with students and saw first-hand what access to education beyond high school could do for an individual. Throughout her 42 years of marriage, she also understood and appreciated her husband’s generous nature. The couple was known to quietly help those who were in financial need. That generosity of spirit and belief in the power of education were cornerstones in the establishment of a scholarship to benefit RCC students. “I see this scholarship as a way to continue my and my late husband’s care and concern for others,” said Holland. The Holland Scholarship will be awarded to students who graduate from a Rockingham County high school, demonstrate financial need, have a 3.0 grade point average, and are enrolled in a health sciences program at RCC. Scholarships are renewable if the recipient maintains a 3.0 grade point average and makes satisfactory academic progress. To apply for the scholarship, contact the RCC Student Financial Aid Office. Gifts made to the scholarship are accepted through the RCC Foundation Office. For more information contact the RCC Foundation at 342-4261, Ext. 2201.

Red Cross Carolinas Blood Services Region provides lifesaving blood to 103 hospitals and must have 1,600 people give blood and platelets each weekday to meet hospital demand. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), meet weight and height requirements (110 pounds or more, depending on their height) and are in generally good health may be eligible to give blood. Please bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID when you come to donate. For more information contact the Rockingham County Chapter of the American Red Cross at 336-3493434 or or American Red Cross, Reidsville.

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COUNTY WIDE OBITUARIES Cecil Cameron Allen, 58 Annabell Bishop Apple, 92 William “Earl” Boyd, 77 Paul Jackson “Jack” Booker, 83 Pauline Smith Bolejack, 91 Jackie Boyd Butler, 81 George Rogers Craig, 85 Charles Taylor Chilton, 66 Anne Shrecengost Cox, 89 Michael Todd Dodson, 44 Bobby Joe Foley, 71 Ralph “Wade” Friddle, 71 Eugene Aubrey “Gene” Goolsby, 72 Mary Coleman Hoggard, 94 Evon O'dell Harris, 84 Robert Wayne Hundley, Sr., 70 Donald Ray Hoffpauir, 66 Brandon Paul Hendon 30 Michael Ivan Hawkins, Sr., 67 Lula Dehart Hall, 47 Paul E. Hyler, Sr., 80 Alfred Steven Hawkins, 58 Jackson Bunyan Jones, 93 Mary Hayden Jakabosky, 81 Allen Craig “Pappy” Kennon, 81 Garry Dale Kennon, 52 Curtis Dickerson Lemons, 68 Paul Anderson Marshall, 77 Sadie Lee Belcher Mitchell, 80 Mary Ann Norman Bertha Nelson, 72 Tracy Lynn Overby, 43 John Lee Purdy, 83 Gladys Bullins Prevette, 79 Maggie Evelyn Pruitt Spencer Clay Richmond, 76 Thomas Lee “TC” Roberts, 26 Mary Gibbs Rieson William Michael Richardson, 61 Jackson T. Ramsaur Jr., 70 Gladys Sharpe Strader, 91 Robert Charles Szatkowski, 78 Lewis Smith Stafford, 85 Joseph David “Joe” Sandlin Marion Smith Brumbeloe Spangler, 88 Isaac Stanley Tharp, 60 Myrtle Lee Spencer Tilley James Arnold "Jimmy" Thompson, 69 Madeline Martin Vernon, 74 Keith Pernell Williams, 50 Linda Hill Wilson, 69 Robert "Otis" Webb, 93 James “Bradley” Wilson, 43


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Dick’s Drive-In in Eden has donated $500.00 to the American Red Cross Food Pantry! Terry & David Wood of Dick’s Drive-In have issued a challenge to all the other businesses in the Rockingham County area to meet their challenge, and give to Red Cross Pantry. The Food Pantry is running very low on food at this time. The area schools have let out for the summer, and children that are used to eating breakfast and lunch at school, will need to eat those meals at home. Many parents in this area do not have the means to provide Ada Wells accepts the $500 check from Dick’s Drive-In’s David Wood. Behind them you may notice the nearly their children with 3 meals a day in empty shelves of the food pantry that need to be filled. the summertime. Items Needed: Canned Vegetables & Fruits • Juices • Canned Meats • Canned & Dry Soups • Sauces • Pasta Noodles Macaroni & Cheese • Dried Beans, Rice • Crackers • Cereal • Oatmeal & Grits • Powdered Milk Dried Fruit • Baby Formula & Food • Sugar • Flour • Peanut Butter & Jelly Artifact Found... Continued from Page 1 and state-wide significance as well. It will be the highlight of our collection.” Also fortuitous was the batteau recovery project earlier this month coordinated by Dr. Butler that brought the North Carolina Underwater Archaeology Branch (UAB) to Eden. An artifact such as this that has been under water for over a century must be properly conserved, or it will eventually become a pile of wood fragments and rust. Following UAB advice, the pole was reimmersed in water in a tray that Bishopric improvised. As current chair of the Rockingham County Museum and Archives, Butler arranged for the UAB to undertake conservation at their laboratory at Fort Fisher. Conservator Nathan Henry described the lengthy process as “replacing the water in the wooden shaft with a chemical preservative—a process that will take at least a year.” The state archaeologists want to do exactly what the Overbys want. When it is ready, the batteau pole will come home to the Eden Historical Museum where it

will be featured in the permanent batteau exhibit. The Overbys can be proud that they recognized the importance of their discovery. Richard Lawrence, head of the UAB, commented, “This is a rare and important find. We’re really glad that the Overbys had the foresight to recognize the pole as an artifact and get it to the right people.” Thanks to Jeff and Jo-Lynn Overby, their children and grandchildren and generations to come will know more about a nearly forgotten story of the Dan River and its batteaumen.

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

Letter to the Editor Urgent Need for Volunteers: Gardian ad Litem Could you step in and speak up for a neglected or abused child in court? Could you spare a few hours a week to help build a child's future? If so, please consider becoming a Guardian ad Litem volunteer. This year in Rockingham County an increasing number of children will need someone to give them a voice in court and see that their best interests are being served. Because the number of cases in Rockingham County has grown tremendously this year, more volunteers are urgently needed. A Guardian ad Litem volunteer makes recommendations to the judge regarding the best interest of an abused or neglected child. You will be the child?s voice in court. You can help defend an abused or neglected child and prevent them from suffering future harm. To become a Guardian ad Litem volunteer: 1. Call and request an application (must be over 18 years of age) 2. Pass a criminal and sexual offender check 3. Come to a training at our Rockingham County office 4. Observe court in Wentworth and be sworn in by a District Court Judge For more information and the request and application, please call Amanda Benavides with the Rockingham County Guardian ad Litem Program at (336)634-5738. Thanks again! Amanda S. Benavides, Program Assistant, Rockingham County Guardian ad Litem Program, PO Box 302, Wentworth, NC 27375 Phone: (336) 634-5738, Fax: (336) 634-5694 Letter To Editor: As a pharmacy patient, YOU have the right to purchase your prescriptions at the pharmacy of your choice.* “JUST SAY NO” to those calls and letters you are getting from some non-pharmacist agent trying to get you to move all of your prescriptions to mail-order. Mail-order is bad healthcare. It is important for every patient to have a personal relationship with their local pharmacist, to ask questions and better understood medication side effects, as well as have someone to ask those important health care questions. You certainly do not have that ability with your postman. Insurance companies and pharmacy benefit managers make more money if they can force you into mail-order. Medications are given to you by your doctor to improve your healthcare and quality of health. You need to access to your healthcare and quality of health. You also need access to cross check the new medications with other medications you already take to guard against interactions. Your postman can’t do this either. If you are being told you have to use mail-order and are being discriminated against, call Wayne Goodwin, the Commissioner of Insurance (919-807-6750) an tell him you want your rights protected and you want to get your medication at the pharmacy of your choice. It is time to STOP forced mail-order prescriptions- “JUST SAY NO!!” Russ Mitchell, Mitchell’s Drug

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WENTWORTH – Garland Rakestraw’s long history with Rockingham Community College began with a meeting in 1964. “There was an article in the (former) Leaksville News asking people interested in a community to Rakestraw college attend a meeting scheduled at one of the schools,” said Rakestraw. Although he can’t remember where the meeting was held, he attended, recalling that the intent was to organize and lobby the legislature for a community college in Rockingham County.” Rakestraw, a graduate of Guilford College with a degree in economics and owner of Rakestraw Farm Equipment in Stoneville, supported the idea but did not take part in the lobby efforts. But in 1978, he began an active volunteer role with the college that is ending with his retirement from the RCC Board of Trustees effective June 30. He will be replaced by Madison resident, Janice R. Tate. In 1978, Rakestraw began serving on the newly formed RCC Foundation. For the next 22 years he served on various foundation committees and as its president from 1988-89. It was during his presidency that current director, Gaye Clifton, was hired. In 1990, he began serving on the RCC Board of Trustees. He was serving as chair in 1996 when current RCC President, Dr. Robert Keys, was hired. Rakestraw has been a board member as the college has expanded, adding the Owens Human Services building, which houses several health science programs, and the Bishopric Lifelong Learning Center, which houses the myriad Community and Workforce Education Division programs. He believed so much in the college, two of his three children attended before transferring to Elon College (now university). “I doubt that you could find anyone more loyal to this college than Garland Rakestraw,” said Keys. “He has given unfailing support and twenty years of concrete advice. I appreciate his dedication and years of service.” Rakestraw said he has enjoyed his various roles at RCC. “I have gotten much more out of it than I have put into it. It has been a pleasure.”

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LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE B O A R D Ed Wilson, a Senior Resident Superior Court Judge in the state of North Carolina, has been appointed to the Board of Advisors of the Wildacres Leadership Initiative. He is also a member of the Initiative’s 1995-1997 Class of William C. Friday Fellows. Wilson graduated from the University of Virginia and Wake Forest University Law School. He is a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserves and serves as Chair of the Rockingham County Education Foundation. “Ed is a tremendous public servant who will bring extensive knowledge, experience and judgment to the WLI Board of Advisors. We are thrilled that he is joining the board”, said WLI Board Co-Chair, Tony Lathrop. Wilson lives in Eden with his wife Laurie and their four children. Wildacres Leadership Initiative cultivates a network of courageous leaders who connect across differences in identity and ideas to develop new solutions to the complex challenges facing the people and communities of North Carolina.





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Spray United Methodist Creates Community Garden Pastor Daniell Hammett of Spray United Methodist Church is very proud of her congregation. Together with the youth of the church, members have created a Community garden with carrots, tomatoes, squash and more and adults and children alike are working on the project. The church is also working hard to renovate the upstairs of the church which has not been used in over 25 years for anything but storage. This area will be used for the youth in the community to feel welcome at the church.

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NOMINATED F O R EXCELLENCE WENTWORTH – Being nominated for the 2009-10 Excellence in Teaching award for Rockingham Community College holds special meaning for biology associate professor, Dr. Lori French. “My students got together and, as one, wrote the nomination. That means the world,” said French. As the college’s nominee, French was recognized at graduation. In addition, she will be given the opportunity to attend the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development International Conference on Teaching Excellence held each spring in Austin, Texas where nominees are awarded the NISOD Excellence Award in Teaching. In their nomination, the students said, “…we declare that Dr. French has had a major impact on all of our lives.” That impact starts in the classroom. “Many people come with a fear of biology or science in general,” said French. Therefore, she works hard to make concepts easier to understand by keeping students engaged in the lessons using various learning strategies as

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STOP SMOKING PROGRAM Annie Penn Hospital’s next series of free “Fresh Start” stop smoking sessions will begin on July 6, 8, 13, and 15, from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. Sessions will be held at Annie Penn Hospital in the Cardiac Rehabilitation classroom. You must attend all sessions. Please call in June to register for the July series at 951-4509.

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FOSTER CARE & ADOPTION SUPPORT Meets 3rd Tuesday of each month 6:30pm- 8:00pm, DSS Conf. Room. Jo Wilson 342-1394 THE DAV now meets 3rd Monday of each month at 7pm 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 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 @ 336342-4346 or Sharon Reynolds @ 336-613-0474 EDEN’S WOMEN’S CLUB 3rd Thurs. of mo. - 7pm. 623-7290 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 ROCKINGHAM COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB Monthly Meetings held 7pm on the 3rd Tuesday of Each month. Red Cross Building - 3692 NC Hwy 14 Reidsville, NC Contact Trey Belton W$SH 573-3317 or Pat Patterson N4SLP 548-2027 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 SERVICES349-2343 MEALS WITH FRIENDS! Monday – Thursday at lunch time. Anyone 60 years of age and over Why: activities, good food & fun • HUNTSVILLE NUTRITION 1151 Sardis Church Rd., Madison 427-5206 Site Manager-Joann Williams-Tucker • LEAKSVILLE NUTRITION Bridge St. Rec. 400 Bridge St. Eden Site Managers- Mildred Cochran Kay Ramsey 623-5343

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EVENTS OF INTEREST MUSIC AT THE BARN Tuesdays 7pm the doors open at the Barn, 151 Gant Road, Eden. Bluegrass music & Jam sessions. Free to public. Last Tuesday of month Open Jam 7pm 2nd & 4th Saturday, 6pm covered dish 7pm - Heart Strings... EDEN DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET Local Food – Local Growers Every Friday - May – October 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. - Henry Street – Municipal Parking Lot Local, Fresh Early Spring Vegetables & Fruits. Mouth-Watering Baked Goods, Delectable Meat and Eggs, Handmade Soaps Herbs & Plants, Honey and Nut Butters, and more. Plus live music MUSIC & DANCE Cascade Community Center 3561 Huntington Trail, Cascade, VA Every Friday Night 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Cascade Express & Friends. Concessions Av. RED CROSS BLOODMOBILES Appointments are strongly recommended for donors to get in and out faster. Call for the nearest bloodmobile near you! 349-3434 STUDENT CO-OP PROGRAM Flurry's Hope - A blind horse sanctuary. Applications are now being

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A New feature of Eden’s Own / Rockingham County Star Church Events is for Special Occasions that Churches in the county offer the public such as Revivals, Music, Guest Speakers, Programs, Vacation Bible Schools and more. For 10 Lines or less the fee is $10 The listing will be in the public’s hands for a full month, so be sure to tell the public what your place of worship has to offer them. Call 336-627-9234 and ask for Elizabeth or Lisa.

Celebrate July 4th at Spray Baptist Church 745 Church St., Eden: 5 PM, Hotdogs and Special Music Join us for Vacation Bible School on the High Seas Children ages 3-5th grade will learn about God's amazing love. Sunday, July 18 through Thursday, July 22, 6 pm to 8:30 pm Kick-off, Sunday, July 18, 5:15 pm w/pizza party and Refreshments For bus transportation call 627-7205 by Monday, July 12 Homecoming: Bethlehem United Methodist Church 1891 Bethlehem Church Road, off Hwy. 14 South of Eden, will be having "Homecoming" on July 11th. The church's 175th anniversary celebration will be included in the service. Activities begin at 9:00 AM, and conclude around 2:00 PM. Worship starts at 11:00 AM. Everyone is invited to attend. Bethlehem United Methodist Church Vacation Bible School Ages 4 to 12, come join us! Bethlehem Church Rd, off Hwy. 14 South of Eden. "Galactic Blast" will be our theme for July 12-15, time schedule 6:00 until 9:00 PM. Light supper provided. Join Galileo as we learn about God's word and about outer space! For transportation, please call Heather Meador, 342-4569.

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MADISON DOWNTOWN CRUISE IN Friday, June 4 - 6pm - 9pm (Held first Friday of each month) 4th ANNUAL PRAYER WALK All Rockingham County Schools SATURDAY, August 21, 2010 9:30am – 10:30am Go to the school of your choice; a leader will be there to guide you. FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY Madison/Mayodan Used Bookstore 103 2nd Ave, Mayodan. Select Books are $1 a bag! Sale runs through

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H OSPICE TO H O S T FIRST C A M P F O R C HILDREN Hospice of Rockingham County is preparing for its first bereavement camp for children. Camp Good Grief (CGG) will be held Saturday, September 11th at Camp Guilrock in Reidsville, NC. Camp Good Grief will be a one-day camp for children grieving the death of a loved one. CGG will serve children from 2nd grade through 8th grade that have experienced a loss between January 01, 2009 and June 30, 2010. The camp is designed to develop a trusting atmosphere so children can safely address experiences and feelings related to their grief. Children will be grouped with trained volunteers and together they will participate in arts and crafts, group discussions, and healing circles led by qualified Hospice staff and local professionals. CGG will also offer recreational activities, lunch, snacks, and a closing ceremony. The host site, Camp Guilrock, is located at 531 Beville Road in Reidsville. For additional information or to obtain a camper application, please call the Hospice office at (336) 427-9022 or visit


County Star Investing In Rockingham County’s Quality of Life Continued from Page 5 well as the unexpected. “Dr. French once used two of the manliest guys in class to demonstrate how an enzyme works,” said student Whitney Chatham. “One was the enzyme and one was the substrate.” Standing in front of the class, “They awkwardly hugged to demonstrate how an enzyme surrounds a substrate. Needless to say, the whole class was in stitches laughing.” French smiled. “When they thought of enzymes and substrates after that, they had a visual to compliment the text.” But her nomination encompassed more than a teaching style her students termed “innovative” and “motivating.” She was someone they talked to about their dreams and goals, their difficulties and problems. In their nomination letter they said she pushes individuals to do their best. French joined the RCC faculty in 2000 and serves as science department

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The Mayodan Preservation League is now accepting applications for vendors for the 24th annual Mayodan Homecoming Festival scheduled for Saturday, September 11. The festival runs from 10:00am until 10:00pm in downtown Mayodan. Highlights include food, arts and crafts, displays, live entertainment, children’s rides and activities, Bingo, and more. Reserve your space now for you, your business, or your organization’s fundraiser. Fees are $20 per space, $40 if electricity hookup is needed. Deadline for vendor applications is August 31, 2010. For applications call 336-548-6776. For other information call 336-548-2241. Also visit the Mayodan Homecoming Festival Facebook page for more details.

C O U N T Y H EALT H O FFICIALS E N C O U R A G E H EALTHY S WIMMING B E H AVIORS Rockingham County health officials are reminding swimmers to follow a few safety tips to prevent getting sick this summer. “Summer is a fantastic time to lounge by the pool but a few basic precautions may just prevent you from becoming sick,” said Glenn Martin, Rockingham County health director. “Infectious agents from animals or on swimmers’ bodies can end up in the water and make other people sick. It is important to adopt healthy swimming behaviors to prevent illnesses associated with recreational swimming venues.” Rockingham County Department of Public Health would like to offer seven key steps to avoid water-borne illnesses this summer. 1. Do not swim or allow children to swim if you or they have diarrhea. 2. Do not swallow pool/river/ocean water or get it in your mouth. 3. Everyone should shower before swimming. 4. Wash your hands after using the toilet or changing diapers. 5. Children should wear tight-fitting swim diapers, and diapers should be checked before entering the water. 6. Take children on bathroom breaks. 7. Change children’s diapers often and in a bathroom, not at the poolside. Following simple health guidelines like good hygiene and avoiding getting water in one’s mouth can help protect swimmers from a variety of infectious illnesses, and if one does become ill, ensure that they get prompt medical attention. Although healthy swimmers can get sick from recreational water illnesses, or RWIs, the young and elderly, and persons with a weakened immune system, as well as pregnant women and diabetics, are especially at risk. State and local health officials have investigated numerous cases of RWI caused by Cryptosporidium, a chlorineresistant parasite primarily associated with treated recreational water venues such as pools and water parks. It also can be found in natural bodies of water, soil, food or on surfaces that have been contaminated with infected human or animal feces. Although cryptosporidiosis usually causes only mild gastroenteritis in healthy persons, it may cause serious illness in those with compromised immune systems. This parasite is able to survive and remain infectious for long periods of time, even in chlorinated pools. Water contamination by sewage or storm-water runoff also can also cause problems. People also have an increased risk of becoming sick from swimming in natural waters in both coastal and inland areas, especially in areas downstream from sewage treatment facilities and in all areas after storm events. Storm events are associated with increased runoff from cities as well as forests, farms and pasture lands, which can be sources of Cryptosporidium, fecal bacteria and viruses known to cause human illness. For more information about Recreational Water Illness Prevention Week and healthy swimming, visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at: For North Carolina specific information, visit, or contact the N.C. Division of Environmental Health at (919) 733-2884.

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IC E D TE A A N D R EADING —Rockingham County Organization Recommends Volunteering to Help Fellow Community Members Learn to Read— This summer, as you put your feet up, grab a cold glass of iced tea, and begin to read your favorite book, think about those around you who cannot do this. In Rockingham County, about 19,750 people age 25 and over do not have a high-school diploma or GED certificate. About 17,480 people age 16 and over fall into NALS (National Adult Literacy Survey) Level 1 (lowest of 5 levels). Think about it: The number of people who do not read or do not read well is larger than the total population of Eden or Reidsville, the county’s two largest cities. You can help. The Rockingham County Literacy Project will hold free Adult Literacy Tutor Training classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 13, 15, 20, and 22, 1:30-4:30 p.m., at its 705-A Washington Street, Eden office. Prospective tutors should plan to attend all four classes and may contact Jean at 336-627-0007 or to pre-register. Nationwide, one in seven adults cannot read, write or do math above an elementary-school level. The Rockingham County Literacy Project is part of a national network of literacy organizations offering critical education programs that help American adults learn to read and write. Volunteers in the program help teach adults basic literacy, GED preparation, math, and English as a second language. “We exist through the help of dedicated community volunteers,” said Jean Light Kinyon, Executive Director of the Rockingham County Literacy Project. “We match trained volunteers with adults so they can work together to continue building the students’ reading, writing, math, or language skills. It is a longer-term commitment than a one-time volunteer project, but the benefits to both people and to the community are invaluable.” Visit for more information on becoming involved with the Literacy Project.

FO U R C O U N T Y S TUDENTS A CEIVE 13 Y E A R S O F P ERFECT A TTENDANCE Rockingham County, NC – Five Rockingham County Schools’ high school seniors had perfect attendance records for their entire school career – kindergarten through twelfth grade. Mallori McKinlay and Ashley Whitley, of McMichael High School, Rachel Corcoran, of Morehead High School, and Meredith Citty and Leah Scarver, of Reidsville High School, all graduated having 13 years of perfect attendance. The students were recognized by the RCS Board of Education, on June 14, 2010.

C HARLIE P O O L E M USIC FESTIVA L C ONTEST W INNERS The fifteenth presentation of Eden’s Charlie Poole Music Festival is over. The banjos fall silent, the fiddles have been put in their cases, and the campers reluctantly pull up stakes to go home. They carry with them memories of energetic jamming sessions, often way into the warm summer night, the mounting excitement of the competitions, and the sparkling, lively tone of the concert Friday night and the intervals on Saturday. One final treat on Sunday morning was the interesting conversation between Dr. Bill Malone, the acknowledged expert on the history and development of country music and author of the book that is often used as a textbook in college courses on the subject, and Hank Sapoznik, producer of the definitive four CD box set setting forth Charlie Poole’s role in the shaping of American vernacular music. An attentive audience sat enthralled by Dr. Malone’s account of his role in the transformation of old time and country music into a subject of serious academic consideration. Among the major attractions of the festival is the generous $5000 prize list. The $500 Grand Prize is awarded for the most expert demonstration of old-time 3-finger banjo playing --the Charlie Poole Festival is the only festival that offers this particular competition. The many other categories offer cash and ribbons, and a special effort is made to recognize young people so as to encourage a new generation of players. The winners list is below. GRAND PRIZE OLD TIME 3-FINGER BANJO PETE VIGOUR, CROZET, VA YOUTH DIVISION 1ST … JARED BOYD, LAUREL FORK, VA 2ND … COREY JOHNSON-ERDAY, GREENSBORO, NC 3RD … BLAINE JOHNSON, BEAVER, WV FLATPICK GUITAR 1ST … JESSE SMATHERS, EDEN 2ND … WAYNE SEYMOUR, REIDSVILLE, 3RD… JARED BOYD, LAUREL FORK, VA FINGERSTYLE GUITAR 1ST … RANDY JOHNSON, GREENSBORO, NC 2ND… BLAINE JOHNSON … BEAVER, WV 3RD … ALLIN COTTRELL, WINSTON-SALEM BLUEGRASS FIDDLE 1ST … DEBBIE GITLIN,WALKERTOWN, 2ND … HENRY MABE, WALNUT COVE 3RD … RANDY JOHNSON, GREENSBORO OLD-TIME FIDDLE 1ST … DEBBIE GITLIN, WALKERTOWN 2ND … PETE VIGOUR, CROZET, VA 3RD … ANDY CAHAN, HILLSBOROUGH, NC OLD-TIME CLAWHAMMER BANJO 1ST … PAT CONTE, MASSAPEQUA PARK, NY 2ND … ANDY CAHAN, HILLSBOROUGH, NC 3RD … TERRY BURTYK, DURHAM, NC


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N O RT H C AROLINA A W A R D F O R O UTSTANDING V OLUNTEER S ERVICE Nominations are now being accepted from Rockingham County for the 2010 North Carolina Awards for Outstanding Volunteer Service. This year marks the 32nd anniversary of this program that showcases North Carolina’s most dedicated volunteers. Through the years, North Carolinians have proven their concern and compassion for their neighbors by volunteering in their local communities. Each county selects five individuals, businesses, and/or groups to be recognized for their outstanding contributions to their communities. One of the five recipients will be nominated to receive the NC Outstanding Volunteer Medallion. A local committee evaluates the nominations. Nomination forms are available in Rockingham County at the Cooperative Extension Office, 525 NC Hwy 65, Suite 200, Reidsville NC 27320 (336-342-8230) or via e-mail Please return the completed forms to Brenda Sutton at the Rockingham County Cooperative Extension Office no later than Monday, August 16, 2010. Take advantage of this opportunity to honor citizens who have shown concern and compassion for their Rockingham County neighbors by making a significant contribution to their community through volunteer service.

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TOURISM D EVELOPMENT A UTHORITY A PPROVES G RANTS WENTWORTH —In its June meeting, the Rockingham County Tourism Development Authority (TDA) approved a total of $34,715 in marketing grants to various organizations throughout the county for marketing events in 2010 and 2011. The group also elected new officers for the upcoming year. The grants are part of the TDA’s annual Marketing and Promotional Grants Program. The Board budgeted $40,000 this year for grants and received 18 requests totaling more than $78,000. The Board voted to fund a portion of all 18 applications that were submitted rather than having to decline any applicant. A 10% increase in the amount funded was given to previous grant recipients, while $1,000 grants were awarded to each of five new applicants this year. “We felt all the events were worth supporting and didn’t want to close the door on anybody,” said Quint Haley, chair of the TDA Board. “Funding the grants this way allows us to stay within budget and also have a little money left in reserve for any projects that might come along later in the year.” “Every grant request we received was wonderful,” added Robin Yount, vice president of Tourism. “We are pleased to give the repeat recipients an increase and are excited to help the news ones as they work to establish some new events and market themselves.” The only stipulation that comes with the grants is that the money must be used to market local events outside the county in order to attract out-of-town visitors. The 2010-2011 Marketing and Promotional Grants are awarded to: Chinqua Penn Events, LLC (as requested by Reidsville Chamber of Commerce) Dan River Basin Association Dan River Boat Race Eden Historical Museum Eden YMCA for swim meets and tennis tournaments Lake Reidsville Morehead High School Wrestling Boosters for three tournaments NCMAT for Super 32 Wrestling Challenge Qualifier Olde Leaksville Shopping District for Riverfest Piedmont Folk Legacies for Charlie Poole Music Festival Piedmont Pottery Festival Reidsville Downtown Corporation for Tour of Reidsville Bike Race and Downtown Fall Festival Southern Culture Society for Carolina ‘ShineFest The Penn House During the meeting the TDA Board also voted on new officers for 2010-2011. These officers will begin their terms in July and include: Faye Shelton, Chair; Johnny Farmer, Vice Chair; Bill Moore, Secretary; Diana Moran, Assistant Secretary. The Board also recognized Fletcher Waynick and Carole Roberts, both of whom are out-going members, for their years service and dedication to Rockingham County’s tourism industry.

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FINE A R TS FESTIVA L R ETURNS The Sixty-sixth Annual Fine Arts Festival Exhibit will open Sunday, July 11 Rockingham Community College’s Whitcomb Student Center following the awards ceremony beginning 2 PM at the Advanced Technologies Building Aud. The exhibit will remain open to the public through July 18,2010 until 5:30 p.m. at which time participants will pick up their exhibit pieces. 16 categories of art have been submitted and are being judged by out-of-county professionals. Awards will be given to First Place winners, $100. Second Place, $50 and Third Place $25 with a Best in Show Award of $500. The Festival is produced by the Fine Arts Festival Association of Rockingham County members of the Board of Directors and volunteers. Corporate sponsors for the 2010 Festival are Home Savings Bank; NewBridge Bank of Reidsville; Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation (Reidsville Main Store) and Walmart Supercenter of Reidsville. Also a grant has been awarded by the Rockingham County Arts Council, the NC Arts Council. Other Supporters include individuals as Sponsors/Patrons/Donors. Categories range from Music, Poetry and Prose to Fiber, Acrylic, Drawing/ Printmaking/ Pastel; Mixed Media (2 dimensional), Oil, Photography (Black and White and Color), Pottery, Sculpture and Watercolor. The Exhibit is open to the Public during normal business hours at Rockingham Community College from July 11 – July 18, 2010 and is Free. For info: Barbara Golding – 336616-0066 (Board Member) or Debbie Moore at 336-344-3359 (Cordinator) or Paul Smith, President FAFA 336-932-9347 W B EGINNINGS N E W S The Eden location of the New Beginnings Store, located on Washington Street, would like to invite you to shop with them for their summer sales while all proceeds go to Help, Inc. Center Against Domestic Violence. If you have donations to share for the cause, at this time especially large boys’ clothing, please drop them off at the store during regular operating hours. 10am - 5pm Mon.-Sat.

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P RESERVATION S OCIETY W ELCOMES ROCKWELL Sunday, July 18, 2010, 2:30pm Historical Performance Brig. Gen. William Clark (of Lewis & Clark) Craig “Rocky” Rockwell of Virginia, will portray Brigadier General William Clark of Lewis and Clark. Rockwell's involvement with the Lewis and Clark story began in 1980 with his first position as a Park Ranger for the Corps of Engineers. He has used the expedition story in his interpretive programs throughout his career, because of the importance of Lewis and Clark to the history of the Corps of Engineers. Since then, he has performed for a wide range of events and organizations across the country including: Lewis and Clark Bicentennial events, for schools and colleges, civic organizations and historical societies, for the US Congress in our nation’s Capitol Building, in several Lewis and Clark documentary films, and even on the theme float for President Bush’s second inaugural parade. Rockwell currently serves as the Operations Project Manager at Philpott Lake, which is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Project. Starts at 2:30 pm at Leaksville United Methodist Church, 603 Henry Street in Eden. This is a FREE program open to the public, sponsored by the Eden Preservation Society and the Rockingham County Historical Society www.rockingh a m c o u n t y h i s t o r y. c o m . Donations for this event will be gladly accepted at the door!


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WENTWORTH – After 20 continuous, but 25 total, years of serving Rockingham Community College, Kathy Everette of Madison is retiring; trading work for family time. Everette is the assistant to the director of financial aid/veterans’ affairs. Her retirement is official July 1. “It was a tough decision,” said Everette. “It’s hard to let go. Over the years you develop a sense of ownership over the people you serve and the job. I will miss it and my coworkers.” Although Everette began working full-time Everette at RCC in 1972 in an administrative assistant capacity, she left in 1977 to raise her children. Returning full-time in 1990, she once again served as an administrative assistant. Five years later, Everette became assistant to the director of financial aid, a perfect blend of paperwork and interaction with students. In 1997, Everette became interim veterans’ certifying official, a job she took full-time in 1998. “I like financial aid,” she said, “but I’m especially passionate about working with veterans. I feel we owe these individuals a debt of gratitude for their service to the country.” Everette said many of these individuals open up and tell her their stories, concerns and difficulties. She helps them find their way. And when they finally make it and finish their education, she feels immense personal satisfaction for whatever role she played in making that happen. “I suppose being a teenager in the Vietnam era and seeing the suffering some of my classmates went through gave me an appreciation for the sacrifices veterans make,” she said. On the horizon, however, looms wonderful summer days with growing grandchildren and that anticipation lights her face with delight.

RCS NA M E S N E W A DMINISTRATO R S F O R 2010-2011 SC H O O L Y E A R Rockingham County Schools is excited to name new administrators for the 2010-2011 school year. Retirements and transfers have created administrative openings across the district. These new appointments were officially approved by the Rockingham County Board of Education on June 14, 2010 at the Board Meeting. Dr. Cary Atkins retired March 1, 2010, leaving the Executive Director of Human Resources position vacant. Rockingham County Middle School Principal, Steve Hall, will retire this month leaving a principal opening at RCMS. Lastly, Rockingham County High School Assistant Principal, Tim Eaves, and Monroeton Elementary School Assistant Principal, Roberta Nickelson, will retire this month leaving assistant principal vacancies at RCHS and Monroeton Elementary. • Executive Director of Human Resources Jonathan Craig, current Reidsville High School Principal, has been named RCS’ Executive Director of Human Resources. Craig’s initial step in education began in 1990 as a mathematics teacher in Virginia. His teaching career continued to include math instruction at both Holmes Middle and Morehead High before he accepted a position as assistant principal of Rockingham County Middle in 1999 then assistant principal of Drewry Mason Middle in Henry County Virginia, in 2002. Craig returned to Rockingham County Schools, in 2004, as the principal of Western Rockingham Middle and was pro-

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R OCKINGHAM C OUNTY S C H O O L S LA U N C H FA C E B O O K & TWITTER PA G E S Rockingham County Schools has recently joined the social networking world, and in doing so, announces the launch of district pages on both Facebook and Twitter as another means of communicating with staff, parents and the entire community. “The use of social media, including Facebook and Twitter, is fast becoming an essential tool of communication across a wide variety of interests – commercial, personal, and now educational,” said Public Information Officer, Karen Hyler. “RCS is very excited to branch out our communication efforts to include this new media.” The new social networking presence for RCS is complementary to the district’s main website, Both efforts are designed to broaden RCS’ online presence and improve communication with the community. “Both Facebook and Twitter offer a great way for us to expand communication to the community in an efficient way. Many of

our stakeholders, particularly parents and students, are already using these tools and will likely continue to use them,” Superintendent Dr. Rodney Shotwell said. “Naturally, we want our message communicated to our stakeholders through a means they access regularly and with ease.” Become a Fan on Facebook: Facebook is a free social networking website that allows users to join networks of individuals with like interests. Not only popular with those under 30, the site's popularity is growing fast among 35 -54 year olds. Current students, alumni, parents and others who are interested in what we do can become “fans” of the district, opting into our larger online community via the district’s Facebook page. If you are on Facebook, consider becoming a fan of Rockingham County Schools by clicking “like” and spread the word to others. You can view the RCS Facebook page by following the below link or by searching the keyword “Rockingham County

Schools”: hools Follow us on Twitter: Twitter is a popular social networking site that enables its users to send and read other users' updates known as tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length which are displayed on the user's profile page and delivered to other users who have subscribed to them (known as followers). These postings are passed along to others for re-posting (or re-tweeting) on other Twitter sites. Think of each post as a very short e-mail that is forwarded and re-forwarded to people with like interests. Follow us at The public can access information regarding this initiative through the district website by visiting and clicking the link ‘Rockingham County Schools is Going Social’ under RCS in the News.


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to Feature The Part-Time PartyTime Band in Beach Music Fundraiser for Hospice Hospice of Rockingham County will host a its 2nd Annual Shaggin’ in the Vines beach music benefit featuring The PartTime Party-Time Band at Autumn Creek Vineyards on Sunday, July 11th from 2:00pm until 6:00pm. The concert will also feature local favorites, The Impacts. The Steppin’ Out Shaggin’ Shag Club of Rockingham County will be on hand this year for shag demonstrations; this year’s benefit concert will also feature an amateur shag contest and a 50/50 raffle. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at the Hospice office, Autumn Creek Vineyards, Dan River Coffee House & Deli in Madison, The Front Porch in Eden, and Carolina Apothecary & Belmont Pharmacy in Reidsville; children under 10 are Free. Guests are welcome to bring picnic baskets but food will be available for purchase. Beverages will be available for purchase but outside coolers and/or beverages will not be allowed; glass containers of any kind are also prohibited. The gates open at 12:30p.m. and the event will be held rain or shine. Autumn Creek Vineyards is located at 364 Means Creek Road in Mayodan.Contact the Hospice office at (336) 427-9022, visit their website at or Autumn Creek Vineyards at (336) 548-WINE (548-9463).

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County Star Investing In Rockingham County’s Quality of Life Continued from Page 12 moted to Principal of Reidsville High in 2007. Craig was Rockingham County Schools 2008-2009 Principal of the Year. RCS’ new principals are as follows: • Reidsville High School Mr. Charles Perkins, current principal at Reidsville Middle School, will be the new Reidsville High School principal. • Rockingham County Middle School Cindy Corcoran will be the new principal at Rockingham County Middle School. Mrs. Corcoran is currently the principal at Leaksville-Spray Elementary. • Reidsville Middle School Al Royster will be the new principal at Reidsville Middle School. Mr. Royster is currently an assistant principal at Cummings High School in Alamance County. • Holmes Middle School Ms. Brenda Nordan, currently an assistant principal at Reidsville High School, will be the new Holmes Middle School principal. • Leaksville-Spray Elementary June Nealy, current assistant principal at Douglass Elementary School, will be the new Leaksville-Spray Elementary principal. • RCS’ new assistant principals are as follows: Monroeton Elementary Mari Reavis will be the new assistant principal at Monroeton Elementary. Mrs. Reavis, an assistant principal at Holmes Middle, is replacing Roberta Nickelson - who is retiring. • Holmes Middle School Dean Richardson will be assistant principal at Holmes Middle. Mr. Richardson, the Curriculum Lead Teacher at Douglass Elementary, is replacing Mari Reavis – who transferred to Monroeton Elem. • Morehead High School Lamont Dixon will be assistant principal at Morehead High School. Mr. Dixon is a current assistant principal at Reidsville High School. • Reidsville High School Mary Ann Mitchell will be the new assistant principal at Reidsville High. Ms. Mitchell, a current Curriculum Facilitator at Fairview Elementary in Guilford County, will replace Brenda Nordan, who is the new principal at Holmes Middle. Joe Walker, III, a Social Studies teacher at Reidsville Middle, will be the new Dean of Students at Reidsville High School. • Rockingham County High School The new assistant principal at Rockingham County High will be named at a later date. • Central Elementary School The new assistant principal at Central Elementary will be named at a later date. The new assistant principal will be replacing Ashton Clemmons – who has transferred out of county.

A Christian Perspective Eden resident Mike Dougherty’s book is now back in stock at Eden’s Own Journal Office, 519 S. Van Buren Rd., Eden. 336-627-9234

Bethany Middle School 7th grade students collected $5,375.15 for the Rockingham County Animal Shelter Campaign and presented the Check to County Commissioner Bobby Stanley.

C A M P C AREFREE’S 25T H A NNIVERSARY C ELEBRATED W ITH B IKE R IDE NC Elks will sponsor the 6th Annual Camp Carefree Charity Ride & Raffle on August 7th, 2010. There will be great food, great people and gorgeous bikes! The ride will meet 9:30 – 11am at the Greensboro Elks Lodge #602 located at 2201 W. Cornwallis Dr., Greensboro, NC 27408 for the registration and depart at 11am sharp. Registration fees are $20 for driver of bike, $10 for Rider on bike ($30 per couple on bike. Registration fees are the same for automobiles. For more information call 336-623-9481 or visit

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C ITY H ALL OFFERS N E W PAY M E N T DRIVE-B Y D R O P B O X F O R W ATER A N D S E W E R BILLS By Tammie McMichael, Director of Finance

The City of Eden is offering one more way to make paying your water and sewer bill more convenient. A drive-by payment drop box has been installed on the left side of the circle drive in front of City Hall. The box, which resembles a mailbox, is green and yellow and includes the city seal. It will make paying water and sewer bills easy. Just drive up, fill out the envelope and insert your bill and payment. Finance Department personnel will be checking the box at 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. each business day to collect the payments. The new payment drop box is easily accessible - parking is no longer allowed in this circle area. Vehicles are only be allowed to park in the lower level in front of City Hall. This is strictly enforced and parking tickets are being issued. In addition to the new drop box, the Finance Department offers several other convenient ways for you to pay many of your city bills, providing you with new levels of convenience, cash management and benefits from credit card reward programs along with providing a safe, secure and proven way to reduce paperwork, speed transactions and eliminate errors. • Option I: Electronic payments for water bills, recreation payments and other miscellaneous payments using all major credit and debit cards, via the Internet at • Option II: MasterCards, Visa cards, Discover cards and debit cards at the counter or MasterCards, Visa cards, and Discover cards by telephone (623-2110, option 1) • Option III: Automatic bank draft - customers who prefer to pay by bank draft must come to the Finance Department to set up their draft We hope you will take the time to consider each of these payment options. The city does not charge additional fees for these payment types. If you do not find the information you seek within our website, please stop by the Finance Department at City Hall or call 623-2110, option 1 for a personal response to your inquiry.

THE MHS DUANE BEST SCHOLARSHIP FUND INITIATED THE ROCK ON! ROCKING CHAIR SILENT AUCTION PROJECT. ARTISTS FROM EDEN, MADISON, REIDSVILLE, HUNTERSVILLE NC AND BRISTOL TN WILL DECORATE 12 ROCKERS. Merchants on Washington Street will host the 1-of-a-kind rocking chair silent auction prior to RIVERFEST, September 17 and 18. The Eden Kiwanis Club and the Eden Chamber Business Expo 2010, as sponsors, provided the Troutman solid-oak rockers. Proceeds will replace 50 year old seats in the Duane Best Auditorium. Artists and the rocking chair bid winners will be named on the lobby Wall of Honor. Call 623-2932 for information about the "Spare Change for Seat Change" project.


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LION’S C L U B W ELCOMES G O V. E LECT W O M A C K Bill Womack, District Governor Elect conducted the Eden Evening Lions Club meeting and provided a very informative and fun program. Three new members were initiated into the club which is continuing to experience membership growth. The outgoing President, Norma Jean McKinney was presented a plaque for her dedication and leadership during the past year. Harry McKinney was recognized as "Lion of the Year" and was presented an award. New officers were inducted which included Jim Bush as President, Allison Stultz as Secretary, Mary Barrett as 1st Vice President, Britanny Pratt as 2nd Vice President and Jay Johnson as 3rd Vice President. This club works tirelessly to live up to the Lions Club Purpose which is to be "knights of the blind in the crusade of darkness". The members designed and sell the local calendars of each section which made up the city of Eden. They manage and work the concessions at Morehead High School foot ball games and events. They are a presence at parades and local events. They will begin having brooms in stock for sale in upcoming days. Anyone interested in becoming a member of the Eden Evening Lions Club is welcome and can contact Norma Jean McKinney at 627.8881, John Blackburn at 627.4543, Sandra Rakestraw at 6274259 or Jim Bush at 627.3408 for membership information.

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¶ PAGE 16 EDEN’S OWN / COUNTY STAR, JULY, 2010 Draper High Reunion

American Red Cross Honors Volunteers and Members

The 1952 graduating class of Draper High School met on Saturday - May 15, 2010 at the Wray Center in Eden for their annual class reunion. The class members and their guests enjoyed a time of fellowship and reminiscing followed by a buffet dinner. The class of 1952 meets every year in May.

Incoming Rockingham County American Red Cross President Steve Hale bids farewell to outgoing president Dr. Mark Jordan and thanks him for his service. Draper High Reunion Attendees Front row - seated - left to right: Gary McBride - Curtis Giles - Calvin Gillie - Herman Search - C. B. Tiller - Jerry Johnston and Jackie Powell 2nd row - standing: Ann Bradford - secretary at Draper High School - Edna Furtchess Morrison - June Hodges Whitlow - Patsy Ellis - Eleanor Stultz and Mary Ann Wilson Back row - Left to right: Earl Hammock - Bobby Medford - Elwood Stultz - Ira Stultz and Carl Chatham

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BLOODMOBILES - JULY Thur, July 1st Eden YMCA 301 Kennedy Street, Appt: 349-3434 2:00-6:30 pm Wed, July 7th Reidsville YMCA 504 Main St,Reidsville Appt: 349-3434 2:00-6:30 pm Fri, July 9th NC DOT 191 Hwy 65, Wentworth Appt: 634-5642 10:00am-2:30pm Mon, July 12th Vera Holland Center, 203 E. Main St Stoneville Appt:349-3434 2:00-6:30 pm Mon, July 12th Lowes UMC 3191 Hwy 87, Reidsville, Appt: 342-1226 3:00-7:30 pm Fri, July 16th American Red Cross 3692 NC Hwy 14,Reidsville Appt: 349-3434 10:00am-2:30pm Wed, July 21st Rockingham Comm. College Whitcomb Student Center , Upstairs County Home Rd. Wentworth Appt: 413-333 10:00am-2:30pm Thur, July 29th Woodbine Baptist Church 7546 NC Hwy 135, Mayodan Appt: 427-2600 2:00-6:00pm

Diabetes is no stranger to many children. A life-long disease causing high levels of blood sugar, diabetes is one of the most common chronic conditions in children and teens. Recent evidence suggests that a common family of viruses may help trigger diabetes, especially in children. Sadly, diabetes is becoming familiar to an increasing number of children. The nation’s largest study of diabetes in young people found diabetes is on the rise in every racial and ethnic group studied. What exactly is diabetes? Often called juvenile diabetes, type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder. This means the immune system goes a little haywire. It mistakenly destroys pancreas cells that make insulin, a hormone that normally helps the body make energy from food. People with this type of diabetes must take daily injections of insulin for life. With type 2 diabetes, the pancreas cells still produce insulin, but they don’t work the way they should. This type was formerly known as adult-onset diabetes because it mainly occurs in adults 40 and older. Now it is showing up in more and more children. Lifestyles that favor junk food and video games over exercise and healthy food choices may be a big part of the problem. Children or teens most at risk are overweight or obese and have a family history of the disease. American Indians, African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders are also at increased risk. Type 2 diabetes may be hard to detect in children. That’s because they don’t always have symptoms. Once diagnosed with blood tests, though, diabetes is often well managed with weight loss, exercise, and changes in diet. When symptoms of diabetes do appear, they may include: Frequent peeing , Extreme hunger or thirst, Unusual weight loss, Increased physical or mental fatigue, Irritability, jitteriness, or moodiness, Blurry vision. So what’s the big deal about diabetes? What damage can it cause? Left untreated, diabetes can lead to serious complications, such as: Nerve damage, Damage to the eyes, which can cause blindness, Kidney disease, Heart disease Doctors once thought these complications were unavoidable. Today, we know that controlling blood sugar can reduce or prevent them altogether. Doing this well does involve some big changes for your child – and possibly the whole family. And getting your child or teen on board at first may be tough. But you can do it! To begin, you must check your child’s blood sugar often and keep accurate records. If your child takes insulin, you’re likely to check about four times a day, but you must test with either type of diabetes. It’s the only way to know what blood sugar levels are. You may need to do this more often on certain days, such as when your child is sick. Remember that our pharmacy staff can help answer your questions about these tests. Managing diabetes well also involves exercise and meal planning. Your child will likely need to change what and when she or he eats. For example, healthy food choices require a careful balance and correct portion sizes of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. And, it’s important for your child to eat meals and snacks timed around insulin peaks. Sound complicated? With time, both you and your child can master these lifestyle changes. And, you can do it without depriving your child or teen of sleepovers, family vacations, extracurricular activities, and fun with friends. Eden Drug is a full service, family owned pharmacy serving the individual needs of our patients.

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from near and far to the Olde Leaksville Shopping District The business owners in the Olde Leaksville Shopping District have reported recent customers from not only across Eden and Rockingham County, but several states and three foreign countries. Pace-Stone Inc, distributor of Karastan Rugs, flooring, furniture and Vera Bradley products, has served customers from Anderson, SC, Lakewood, OH, Pulaski, TN, Ft. Meyers, FL, Sarasota, FL, Las Vegas, NV, Rochester, NY, Virginia Beach, VA and Roanoke, VA. “Many people that have come in from all over NC and VA in the last month.” stated Ty Pace, General Manager of PaceStone. Over the last three weeks, The Front Porch Clothing and Wine Shop has provided customer service for patrons from California, Florida, Maryland, Iowa, Virginia, S. Carolina, Missouri, Arizona, Ohio, and Georgia. “We have also had customers here from Ireland and Australia,” stated co-owner Mel Hall. “We always cherish our local customers, but it is nice to see that

we can attract many from far off places.” Tom Barbour of Barbour Studio recently provided immigration photos for a couple from Canada. One of the ways to fight the recession is to make a business a destination, an attraction for customers who will drive as far as two hours to shop at a particular store. Ella Mc Bride of The Riverhouse Gift and Gourmet, claims that she served a mother and daughter from Des Moines, Iowa in mid-June. In the past, she has seen customers from England, Wisconsin, Florida and Rhode Island. “People have shopped in the larger metropolitan areas and they are looking for more of an experience,” stated Mike Dougherty, Eden’s Main Street Manager. “Small towns provide interesting and quaint shopping experiences, characterized by excellent customer service you don’t normally get from larger stores.” Eden has started contacting churches and recreational departments across the Triad and state to see if they can be enticed to visit the downtown areas on special shopping excursions. “We hope to draw more people here to see what Eden has to offer,” stated Dougherty. For more information on the Olde Leaksville Shopping District, contact Merchant President Peggy Good at 336627-1332 or Mike Dougherty at 336-623-7789 ext. 3046. RECYCLING QUESTIONS ANSWERED... by Hazel Puckett

Why can we recycle plastic bottles/jars with the numbers 1 and 2, but we cannot recycle tubs with the same numbers? Bottles and jars are manufactured using a different process than the tubs. Both types can be recycled and are accepted at some recycling centers, but I do not know of any in Rockingham County which accept tubs.


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RCC HIRES INTERIM D E A N WENTWORTH – One day, in his former New Jersey managerial life, Bob Plain picked up “A River is Wide” by Pat Conroy. The author spent a year on a South Carolina Plain i s l a n d teaching black children, an experience that inspired the book. That book inspired Plain, Rockingham Community College’s recently hired interim dean for the Community and Workforce Education Division. “It had a profound impact,” he said. “I thought, ‘Those people (educators) are making a difference.’” That profound impact followed him when he moved to North Carolina in 1991 to help care for a declining family member. A University of Notre Dame graduate with an accounting/management degree, Plain quickly enrolled in North Carolina A&T University where he earned a master’s in education. After a couple of frustrating years searching for a full-time teaching position, Guilford Technical Community College offered him the position of Program Coordinator in Business and Industry Services in 1994, ironically, a management position. Still, he was employed in a school and over the next 14 years, he made classroom experiences happen. “Outside of my programming

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JOHN ATKINSON COMPANY The Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of Eden’s Greek Island Restaurant located at 629 Monroe Street in Eden, N.C., was held in June. Greek cuisine was served throughout the event. Mayor John Grogan cut the ribbon is owner Eddie Mahmaed looked on. He was joined by neighboring merchants, members of Eden Chamber of Commerce, Western Chamber of Commerce, friends and staff.




Wentworth High School Class of 1950 celebrated it's 60th Class Reunion at Whistle Jacket in Eden on June 17th with 10 Class Members and two Spouses present from graduating Class of 30. Most live in Rockingham County, but Mary Anne Dallas Howard came from Bath NC, and Betty Shropshire Reddick came from Warner Robbins Ga. Those present were Sam Fretwell, Mary Anne Dallas

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M O H AW K A W A R D S S CHOLARSHIPS TO A R E A S TUDENTS Karastan, a Division of Mohawk Industries in Eden has awarded Scholarships to two Morehead High School Seniors. Since 1994, Karastan has awarded more than $200,000 in scholarships to high school seniors who are either children or grandchildren of current or retired Karastan employees. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of scholastic achievement, community and school involve-

ment, citizenship and character. Each applicant goes through an interview process with a panel of interviewers that are currently working in or retired from the school system. The scholarships were awarded to the two recipients listed below at the Morehead High School Awards Ceremony on June 1st. Winners of the 2010 Karastan Scholarships are as follows:

• Meredith Moorefield Mills Outstanding grades, National Daughter of Lathan Mills, Chemistry Scholar, Science Fair (Product Development), a gradu- 3rd Place Award, Varsity Athletic ate of Morehead High School, Letter – Cross Country, Attended was awarded a Karastan 4-Year Student Council Leadership Scholarship to attend East Conference, Academic Awards Carolina University where she Letter – Weighted GPA greater will pursue a Bachelor's degree in than 4.0 Physical Therapy. In the summer, Meredith School Activities: Student works as a lifeguard for the Council Representative 10th Rockingham County School grade, Junior Class Treasurer System and also for Meadow 11th grade, Student Body Greens Country Club. Treasurer 12th grade, Key Club, • Chelsea Raye Smothers Science Olympiad, National Granddaughter of Carolyn Honors Society Land (Occupational Health Varsity Cross Country Team, Nurse), a graduate of Morehead Yearbook Staff, Dance High School, was Team awarded a Karastan 4Community & Year Scholarship to Extracurricular attend University of Activities: Students of North Carolina at Promise Tutoring Greensboro, where she Program, Volunteer at will pursue a Relay for Life, Bachelor's degree in Volunteer at Carolina Physical Therapy. House Retirement S c h o o l Home - worked with Activities: Student Mills Physical Therapist, Council 3 years, Volunteer for Student Council Riverfest, Volunteer Officer 1 year, Dance Dance Instructor, Team, DECA member, Greensboro Ballet Chorus, National Improved Menu Company Dance Honor Society, Member, Student at National Honor Society Expanded Catering Services School of the Arts Officer, Yearbook Staff, Banquet Facilities Available summer dance proTeacher Cadet gram, Church Youth Community & Now Booking Christmas Parties Program, Basketball Extracurricular Smothers Homecoming Queen Activities: Melanie Karaoke DJ Every Friday & Saturday Night Honors and Pascal Dance Creations Achievements: – 8 years, including Sunday Buffet National Honor Society, competition team, Volunteer for Chemistry Award for the Red Cross, Preservation Society, Junior Youth Leader – First Wesleyan Church, Honors and Achievements: Honor Roll, Youth Volunteer ASE Certified. Service, Poetry Published in: A Celebration of Young Poets Experienced With All Makes & Models. Since 2009, Chelsea has also All Work Guaranteed! worked part-time in the office for We Perform A/C Repair, Engine And Transmission Dr. Howard at Dayspring Family Repair Shocks / Struts, Brakes, Tune-Ups, Practice. We are proud of these and all Oil Changes, Inspections of the students who have been Hours : awarded Karastan Scholarship GM Certified Technicians • Computer Diagnostics Mon. - Fri. Awards since 1994. We are hon8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Phone : 336-627-9400 • Fax : 336-627-0400 ored to be a pivotal part of the future success of the very special 536 N. Bridge St. Eden, N.C. 27288 children and grandchildren of Karastan employees and retirees.

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County Star Investing In Rockingham County’s Quality of Life Continued from Page 18 work I taught basic skills, remedial studies, developmental education, or small business classes at various times for several community colleges (including RCC),” said Plain. He also teaches online for Kaplan University and has experience as a career transition coach. The decision to come out of retirement was not difficult; the position is similar to the one he held at GTCC. “I want to stay connected to workforce development.”

C O U RT D ECISIONS HANDED DO W N WENTWORTH Eliceo Carabjal, 31, plea guilty to 3 accounts of First Degree Rape of a Child this week in Rockingham County Superior Court. Bautista was sentenced to 16-20 years in prison for sexual contact with a minor that occurred in April, 2009. He was also ordered to register as a sex offender and placed on lifetime GPS monitoring. Other dispositions of note from this two-week term of court are set forth below: Wesley Dale Sheppard, 35, of Eden pled guilty to one count of Second Degree Sexual Offense for an incident that occurred in August, 2009. Sheppard was sentenced to the North Carolina Department of Corrections for 96-125 months and will be required to register as a sex offender. Donald Leon Gorham II was sentenced as an Habitual Felon to 70-93 months in the Department of Corrections. The 23 year old Reidsville resident pled guilty to the underlying felonies of Larceny of a Motor Vehicle, Breaking/Entering, and Larceny. Each incident occurred in November, 2009. Gabriel Becerra Perez, 33, received 62-84 months in prison upon his plea of guilty to Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury, Kidnapping, Assault by Strangulation, and Cruelty to Animals. The December 30, 2009 case was initially reported as a misde-

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Investing In Rockingham County’s Quality of Life Continued from Page 20 meanor domestic assault on a female. Brenda Clark, 57, pled guilty to Habitual Impaired Driving While License Revoke. Clark was stopped by officers with the Eden Police Department on September 19, 2009 and found to be impaired. She was sentenced to 16-20 months in prison.

R E M O T E W O U N D C A R E G ETS N ATIONAL A TTENTION REIDSVILLE- People who need a specialist to look at a wound get fast results, thanks to an innovative program at Annie Penn Hospital. (Wounds are areas on the skin that are hard to heal and are a major problem for diabetics.) The hospital is the only one in the nation to offer remote wound consultations using eLink Critical Care. “We are all very excited about this program. The idea was born through a team effort in trying to come up with a more efficient way to provide wound consultations for patients at Annie Penn Hospital,” says Thresa Brown, Clinical Nurse Specialist at Annie Penn Hospital. In the past if someone needed high-level wound care, a certified wound ostomy continence nurse would be called. The nurse would drive from Greensboro to Annie Penn Hospital to see the patient and examine the wound. This would happen at the end of the day or sometimes not until the next day. Now the patient goes into a room equipped with an eLink Critical Care camera. The camera can pick up details as fine as a patient’s pupils or the hair on his or her arm. Since the system allows voice communication, the nurse can talk directly with the patient and caregivers, and care can begin immediately. The program is being presented this week at the 2010 Joint Conference of the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society and the World Council of Enterosomal Therapists in Phoenix, AZ. “This is the major national conference for the Wound Ostomy Continence specialty. To have a poster accepted here validates Moses Cone Health System as a leader in innovative approaches to deliver quality care to our patients,” Brown says.

LO C A L A SSISTIVE TE C H N O L O G Y P ROFESSIONAL E A R N S H IGH C REDITATION Tim Amos, Technology Professional at Carolina Apothecary in Reidsville and Eden N.C., has earned the Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) certification by the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North Carolina, (RESNA). RESNA is the nation’s leading organization who serves people with disabilities seeking technology applications to maximize their ability to function in their home, school, and/or work environment. A trained assistive technology professional analyzes the needs of individuals with disabilities, assists in the selection of the appropriate equipment and trains the consumer how to properly use the specific equipment. The Assistive Amos Technology Professional (ATP) certification recognizes professionals who have reached an internationally accepted standard of knowledge in assistive technology and who demonstrate a commitment to provide only the highest ethical standards of practice. To become certified as an Assistive Technology Professional, one has to meet three requirements: eligibility (through work and education), a rigorous exam that tests competency in the field of assistive technology and an ongoing commitment to practice the highest ethical standard. RESNA has a process to review any violations of these standards which can be reported to the professional standards board. “Most candidates find that the certification process itself is highly valuable,” said Anjali Weber, MS, ATP and Director of Certification, RESNA. “The application, work experience and comprehensive examination are an excellent evaluation of their commitment to the field, and the requirement to abide by the RESNA Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics help assure that individuals with assistive technology needs will be offered quality service.” To earn ATP Certification, Amos had to demonstrate an understanding of the main principles of assistive technology including psychology and sociology; human anatomy, physiology, kinesiology and biomechanics; basic etiologies and pathologies; learning and teaching; assessment procedures; service delivery systems and funding for assistive technology; design and product development; product knowledge of assistive technology devices; integration of person, technology and the environment and professional conduct. “We see certification as an integral part of RESNA’s commitment to the education of its members and the development of the assistive technology profession in general,” said RESNA past-presi-

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LITERACY P ROJECT R ECEIVES G R A N T F R O M W ACHOVIA W ELLS FA R G O FO U N D ATION Rockingham County Literacy Project has received a grant from The Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation. The $1,000 grant will be used to employ a part-time Assessment/Retention Specialist, who will interview new students, assess them, develop prescriptive educational plans for students, and meet with tutors to suggest improvements in teaching methods and materials. Juan Austin, Community Affairs Manager for North Carolina (except Greater Charlotte) and South Carolina, The Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation, states, “Our mission at The Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation is to build strong and vibrant communities, improve the quality of life, and make a positive difference. Your organization is vital in accomplishing these goals and many others. We are proud to support your organization’s commitment to the community.” For more information about the Rockingham County Literacy Project, contact Jean Light Kinyon, Executive Director, at 336-627-0007, or visit The Literacy Project is a non-profit charitable and educational corporation that provides basic reading, writing, language, and math skills instruction to the citizens of Rockingham County who are in need of these basic skills. About 20-30% of Rockingham County adults have only basic reading skills, preventing them from reaching their personal and employment goals. Adults work with volunteer tutors for 2-3 hours per week, with materials provided free of charge by the Literacy Project.

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From The Desks Of CITY HALL FIRE C HIEF B ERNIE M O O R E’S FA R E W E L L M E S S A G E A S H E RETIRES Two years ago when I became the chief of the Eden Fire Department, I did not realize the responsibilities this job had in store for me. With the help of a lot of prayers and good people to work with, the job – as stressful as it can be – was made easier because of the support I had. In the last two years, the department has received several grants that in turn have provided better equipment for our firefighters. This happened because

our firemen stepped up and worked on these projects to get the monies to help us purchase the items needed. More than once, our officers and drivers/operators came to me about ways to help our department do things better and for all of this help, I say thank you. I would also like to thank the city manager, mayor and city council for the confidence they had in me to lead the department. I have been with the EFD for

more than 34 years and leaving this group of firemen on a day-today basis will be hard and different. Although I will not to be around the department every day, I do plan to serve as chaplain for the fire department and will still be in contact with all the guys in that special way. “ As Deputy Chief Underwood takes over as chief, I feel sure he will do his best for the fire department and its firefighters. I want to wish him the very best.”


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N E W CHIEF Former Deputy Chief and Fire Marshal Tommy Underwood was named new fire chief. While he looks forward to the challenge of the job, Underwood said he is sad to see Moore leave. “Bernie Moore is a fine person and has been a good chief,” Underwood said. “I’ve learned a lot of good things from him, serving under him the last few years. I hope I can carry on the good things he has started.” Underwood was excited to be named the new fire chief. “I am looking forward to the Underwood challenge. I want to give 110 percent and then some. The fire department has many wonderful people. I’m sure they will make my job easier. Without a good staff behind you, the chief is nothing.” Underwood brings nearly 27 years of fire service experience to his new position. He has served as a supervisor in the department for eight years and also has supervisory experience in the Draper and Eden volunteer fire departments. He holds several certifications as an instructor and fire inspector. Underwood is an Eden native and is married to Vicki. The couple has two children, Brooke and Tommy II, and two grandchildren, Larissa and Jaylan. Former Lt. Todd Harden has been promoted as the second in command. Harden will serve as the deputy chief and fire marshal. James Slaughter was named the new lieutenant to replace Harden.

The Eden City Council met in June to deliberate on several matters. The following were decisions made at that meeting: During the Public Hearings: Voted to approve the Performance Agreement (Gildan Activewear). Consideration and approval of an appropriation from the General Fund in an amount not to exceed $366,644 which will be distributed to Gildan Activewear (Eden) Inc. over a 4 year period in annual installments following the project parameters. The consideration for such incentive package shall be a contractual obligation by the Company, to invest a minimum of $11,200,000 in net new taxable machinery and equipment and $9,800,000 in building improvements by December 31, 2010. Such $11,200,000 in machinery and equipment and $9,800,000 in building improvements for the County and the City in net new taxable investment considering allowable depreciation as specified hereinabove shall be maintained through December 31, 2016. The Company currently employs 280 full-time employees. The Company agrees for the benefit of the County and the City to maintain such 280 fulltime positions through direct employment for a period beginning December 31, 2010 and ending December 31, 2016. In New Business council voted in approval and adoption of an ordinance setting the procedure for issuing permits for pyrotechnics to be exhibited, used or discharged within the corporate limits of the city for use in connection with the conduct of concerts or public exhibitions for the July 4th celebrations. In other business council voted to approve a Resolution conveying concrete containers to the Veteran’s Memorial Park, Inc.; donating two (2) MPH Industries, Inc. K-55 Radar Units to the Town of Stoneville; donating eight (8) Safariland tactical ballistic vests to the Rockingham County Emergency Medical Services Tactical Rescue Team; approval and adoption of an ordinance reducing speed in the Indian Hills Subdivision to 25mph. A NC electronic criminal history check was done on Luis roman Tinoco and his application for a Certificate of Public Necessity and Convenience was approved for a Taxi Cab Permit.

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M USICAL TH E ATRE CAMP Please come join us for our annual Musical Theatre Camp - BROADWAY BLAST! Sponsored by the MadisonMayodan Recreation Dept. and DeHart Dance Theatre, this camp will take you through many facets of musical theatre-acting, singing, and dance. We are inviting all skill levels between ages 7-18 to participate. Students will learn to perform and learn auditioning skills while building selfesteem, confidence and teamwork. Instructors with years of experience in performing and directing will be teaching various skills and techniques at the camp as well. There will also be an end of camp production an the last day to showcase students’ talents. Camp Director, Deana DeHart, is an exciting, creative and very motivating instructor. She has spent over 20 years as a choreographer for Bush Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia as well as also doing shows for Carnival Cruise Line. She is also currently running dance programs in the area. Broadway Blast will be held at the Madison-Mayodan Recreation Department July 12th -- 16th. There will be two classes taught a adequately instruct different age groups. Classes for ages 7-10 will be from 9:00am-12:00noon and will cost $85.00. Classes for ages 11-18 will be from 1:00pm-5:00pm and cost $105.00. To pre-register or for more information, contact the Madison-Mayodan Recreation Department at (336) 548-2789. Space is limited, so register today!

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Summer At The Library Reidsville Library 204 W Morehead Street • 349-8476 Tuesday, July 6 10:30 Water Color Your Day • 3:00 “Growing Plants in Water” Tuesday, July 13 10:30 Fish Stories • 3:00 “How to Catch a Fish” Tuesday, July 20 10:30 At the Beach • 3:00 Scratch Art Drawing Tuesday, July 27 10:30 Bath Time • 3:00 “Take a Dive!” • Mayodan Library 101 N 10th Street - 548-6951 Wednesday, July 7 10:30 Water Color Your Day • 3:00 “Terrific Turtles” Wednesday, July 14 RIF 10:30 Fish Stories • 3:00 “How to Catch a Fish” Wednesday, July 21 10:30 At the Beach • 3:00 Scratch Art Drawing Wednesday, July 28 10:30 Bath Time • 3:00 “Take a Dive!” • Eden Library Beware! Road Repair! - 623-3168 Thursday, July 1 10:30 Frog Stories • 3:00 “Terrific Turtles” Thursday July 8 10:30 Water Color Your Day • 3:00 “Growing Plants in Water” Thursday, July 15 10:30 Fish Stories • 3:00 “How to Catch a Fish” Thursday, July 22 10:30 At the Beach • 3:00 Scratch Art Drawing Thursday, July 29 10:30 Bath Time • 3:00 “Take a Dive!” Stoneville Library @ The Holland Center - 573-9040 Friday, July 2 10:30 Frog Stories • 3:00 “Terrific Turtles” Friday, July 9 10:30 Water Color Your Day • 3:00 “Growing Plants in Water” Friday, July 16 RIF 10:30 Fish Stories • 3:00 “How to Catch a Fish” Friday, July 23 10:30 At the Beach • 3:00 Scratch Art Drawing Friday, July 30 10:30 Bath Time • 3:00 “Take a Dive!” Story Time lasts 30 minutes and Book Talk Time lasts about an hour.

TH E R ALEIGH R E P O RT Despite all of the financial problems that the state is facing, we have tried to craft a budget that reflects the concerns of North Carolina citizens. As I stated in the previous Raleigh Report, the House budget proposal includes no provisions for tax increases, and we will continue to make this a priority until the budget is finalized at the end of June. The House budget encourages small business initiatives, creation of jobs, and investment in the local economy through the use of incentives and tax cuts. Also, the Piedmont Triad Partnership would receive funding to market our area as a fertile place for business. Continued backing for innovation would be

TEEN READERS— AND THOSE WHO WANNABE June 15-August 7 Read a book and perhaps win $25 for your review. One winner will be chosen from the Eden Library. One winner will be chosen from the Reidsville Library. One winner will be chosen from the Madison/Mayodan/Stoneville Libraries. HERE’S HOW… Choose a book. Check it out with your library card. Read the book. THEN… Fill out the Teen Reader’s Review form. Bring the review back to the library. Give the review and the book to the librarian. If you want to keep the book, tell the librarian. It is a gift from the Friends of the Library. Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam & the Science of Ocean Motion by Loree Griffin Burns What do sneakers and rubber duckies have in common? This book tells why the earth’s marine environment needs to be protected. Voyage of the Frog by Gary Paulsen When he goes out on his sail boat to scatter ashes of his deceased uncle, David is caught in a fierce storm & must survive for days on his own as he works out his feelings about life & his uncle. Wanderer by Sharon Creech Thirteen year-old Sophie & her cousin Cody journal their transatlantic crossing aboard a 45-foot sailboat. Along with uncles & another cousin, they are going to visit their grandfather in England. Becoming Naomi Leon by Pam Munoz Ryan When her absent mother resurfaces to claim her, Naomi runs away to Mexico with her great-grandmother & younger brother in search of their father. (A gift from the Rockingham Reads program) Title availability: As the supply lasts, one title per person, per visit to the library. One set of titles per family. Winners will be announced on or about August 9

S IBLINGS N A M E D 2010 SC H O L A R V ISION W INNERS The Carolinas Credit Union Foundation (CCUF) awarded Rachel Corcoran of Eden a Scholar Vision scholarship. Corcoran, who is a member of Local Government FCU, plans to attend Appalachian State University. CCUF also awarded Stephen Corcoran Jr. of Eden a Scholar Vision scholarship. Corcoran Jr., who is a member of Local Government FCU, plans to attend UNC - Greensboro. The Scholar Vision Funds are a collection of funds and resources established to help credit union members in North and South Carolina achieve a higher level of education. The Foundation believes that as individual's self-esteem and economic well-being may be grounded in academic development. "Education is a common thread that binds understanding," remarked John R. Slack, Jr., President/CEO of CCUF. "These objectives are at the heart of credit unions and are fully supported by the Foundation. We congratulate our winners and wish them well in their academic journey." Through the Scholar Vision Funds, educational and financial need scholarships are available to credit union members through the Foundation's General Fund or through a collection of advised and named funds. Since inception, the Foundation has invested more than $1.2 million to help credit union members better themselves through higher education. For a complete listing of the 2010 Scholar Vision winners and the other programs of CCUF, please go to The Carolinas Credit Union Foundation represents the many credit unions in North and South Carolina with our mission to improve the economic and social conditions of credit unions, credit union members, their families and their communities by providing educational opportunities, enhancing childhood development, offering credit union assistance and by providing aid in times of natural and man-made disasters.

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given to farmers and small businesses through the NC Rural Center as well. Education as a whole will take some hits, but the House proposal allows local school boards to redirect lottery revenue originally planned for construction to retain K-12 teaching jobs. Many vacant positions and other wasteful spending will likely be eliminated in a governmentwide effort to require more fiscal responsibility in all departments and put funding into places where it is most needed. Legislation to hold companies responsible for offshore spills, etc. passed the House this week. It removes the cap on liability and protects both the citi-

zens and government from monetary damages. This report details only parts of the House’s budget plan. However, the next Raleigh Report will have more detailed information about the final budget negotiated between both the House and Senate.

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For The Fun Of It What Happened To The Declaration Signers? Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?... Five signers were captured by the British as traitors,and tortured before they died. Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured. Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War. They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor. What kind of men were they? Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists. Eleven were merchants, nine were farmers and large plantation owners; men of means, well educated, but they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the penalty would be death if they were captured. Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw his ships swept from the seas by the British Navy. He sold his home and properties to pay his debts, and died in rags. Thomas McKeam was so hounded by the British that he was forced to move his family almost constantly. He served in the Congress without pay, and his family was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken from him, and poverty was his reward. Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall, Clymer, Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton. At the battle of Yorktown , Thomas Nelson, Jr., noted that the British General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson home for his headquarters. He quietly urged General George Washington to open fire. The home was destroyed, and Nelson died bankrupt. Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed. The enemy jailed his wife, and she died within a few months. John Hart was driven from his wife's bedside as she was dying. Their 13 children fled for their lives. His fields and his gristmill were laid to waste. For more than a year he lived in forests and caves, returning home to find his wife dead and his children vanished. So, take a few minutes while enjoying your 4th of July holiday and silently thank these patriots. It's not much to ask for the price they paid.Remember: freedom is never free!I hope you will show your support by sending this to as many people as you can, please. It's time we get the word out that patriotism is NOT a sin, and the Fourth of July has more to it than beer, picnics, and baseball games.

10 Rabbits! What do you call 10 rabbits walking backwards? ... A receding hair line.

Elderly Gentleman An elderly gentleman had serious hearing problems for a number of years. He went to the doctor and the doctor was able to have him fitted for a set of hearing aids that allowed the gentleman to hear 100% The elderly gentleman went back in a month to the doctor and the doctor said, 'Your hearing is perfect... Your family must be really pleased that you can hear again.' The gentleman replied, 'Oh, I haven't told my family yet. I just sit around and listen to the conversations. I've changed my will three times!'

He Said To Me! He said to me . . . I don't know why you wear a bra; you've got nothing to put in it. I said to him . . . You wear pants don't you? He said to me . . ....... Shall we try swapping positions tonight? I said . That's a good idea - you stand by the stove & sink while I sit on the sofa. He said to me.. ... What have you been doing with all the grocery money I gave you? I said to him... Turn sideways and look in the mirror! He said to me. ..... Why don't women blink during foreplay? I said to him .. .. They don't have time. He said to me... How many men does it take to change a roll of toilet paper? I said to him .. . I don't know; it has never happened.. He said to me... Why is it difficult to find men who are sensitive, caring and Good- looking? I said to him . . . They already have boyfriends. He said...What do you call a woman who knows where her husband is every night? I said. . . A widow. He said to me.... Why are married women heavier than single women? I said to him . . . Single women come home, see what's in the fridge and go to bed. Married women come home, see what's in bed and go to the fridge.

The Mightiest A lion woke up one morning feeling rowdy. He went out and cornered a small monkey and roared, “Who is mightiest of all jungle animals?” The trembling monkey said, “You are, mighty lion!” Later, the lion confronted a deer and bellowed, “Who is mightiest of all jungle animals?” The terrified deer stammered, “Oh great lion, you are by far the mightiest animal in the jungle!” On a roll, the lion swaggered up to an elephant and roared, “Who is mightiest of all jungle animals?” The elephant snatched up the lion with his trunk, slammed him against a tree, stomped on him and then ambled away. The battered lion hollered after the elephant, “Sheesh, just because you don’t know the answer, you don’t have to get so upset.”

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

Top Signs You’re Bored at Work You’ve already read the entire Dilbert page-a-day calendar for 2010. You discover that staring at your cubicle wall long enough produces images of Elvis. You’ve figured out a way to get Gilligan off the island. You decide to see how many Mountain Dews you can drink before the inevitable explosion occurs. People come into your office only to borrow pencils from your ceiling. No longer content with merely photocopying your butt, you now scan and enhance it with Photoshop. You now require only a single can of cola to belch the names of all seven Dwarfs. The 4th Division of Paperclips has overrun the Pushpin Infantry, and General White-Out has called for reinforcements.

IDIOT SIGHTING : At a good-bye luncheon for an old and dear coworker who was leaving the company due to 'downsizing,' our manager commented cheerfully, 'This is fun. We should do this more often.' Not another word was spoken.

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100 Y EARS O F LIFE C ELEBRATED Erma Sutton Paschal cele- Restaurant in Reidsville. brated her 100th birthday on June At age 60, Erma retired "but 5 with a party at Lawsonville she still loves to cook if she can Road Family Life Center. slip into the kitchen when Many friends and family nobody is around," said her only members attended, including surviving daughter, Betty Paschal grandchildren Gene Mays, Mays. Mays is married to Landon Phyllis Norman and husband "Bob" Mays. Erma's other daughBill, Mike and Dalphene Mays, ter, Rachel Southard, a long-time Janet Haneline and husband employee of the Reidsville Donnie; Kelly Soyars Review, passed away April and husband Andy; 19, 2005. great-grandchildren When Erma's husband, Justin and Susan Eugene Sidney Paschal, Owens, Travis Grogan, died in 1948, she became a Milicent Mays, single parent to her daughMichaela Mays, Ethan ters, who were 13 and 10, Mays and great-grandat the time. son Adam Owens. With working and raising Erma Paschal two children, Erma stayed Paschal learned early about carbusy but still found time to ing for others. Born and work in her flowers and raised in Rockingham County, had a beautiful flower garden she was a daughter of the late until her health failed. She also Andrew and Eliza Jane Sutton. was a good seamstress, making She had 11 brothers and sisters many of the clothes she and her who all now are deceased. daughters wore. She loved to can Erma didn't get to attend school vegetables and preserves and very much. She had to quit took special pride in the colorful school in third grade to stay home glass jars of food. and take care of the smaller chilIn later years, Erma began dren. spending more time reading, As a result, she also learned watching television and listening to cook at an early age. to gospel music. Eventually, that talent became Her oldest surviving relative is her career. Clara Sutton, her double-first She was a longtime employee as cousin, who turned 109 in March. a cook for the late Howard and Their mothers married brothers, Hazel Fitz at their Howard's Mays said.


Erma is the oldest living member of Fairview Baptist Church where she was saved and baptized. She attended Fairview faithfully throughout the years until she moved to Grooms Road to be nearer her daughter, Betty. Never having driven a car, Erma attended Lawsonville Road Baptist Church with her daughter and her family until she was 90 and her health kept her from attending anymore. "She loves the people from both churches," Mays said. Today, she still lives next door to Mays.

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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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LIBRARY R EMAINS O P E N FO R B USINESS D ESPITE R O A D C ONSTRUCTION The staff at the Eden Library would like to thank their patrons for continuing to use their facility even though Peirce St. leading to the building from Highway 14 is under construction due to the

addition of a round-about which is being installed. Michael P. Roche, the new Library Director for Rockingham County said, “The Library is still open if you come down Pierce St.

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CANDEO - it is Latin for “grow brilliant“. Imagine that! You can start out less than stellar and grow brilliant. Why else would an ancient language have a term for a process except to reveal that it is possible? I mean to have a mandate without a possibility seems counterproductive. What are the vehicles to this nirvana? Let’s investigate our resources. I believe in the power of the spoken and written word and silent thoughts to either enrich or diminish the reservoir of human potential. I believe in the power of a smile and other positive, peaceful exchanges among humans to not only enliven the life of the submitter but that of the observer/receiver as well. I believe that soothing music and rhythmic, therapeutic, movement heals. I think many forms of art (both to do and to see) fulfills the soul’s need for being a contributor in a personal, creative endeavor. I feel the need to have a personal relationship with something, someone, who is much more than myself, therefore I worship. So to recap we have communication, productive thinking, gentile civilized human contact, music, physical expression and exertion, art, and worship. Can any of these aid us in our journey toward brilliance? I think so. There are, as we know, many types of intelligences. “Growing” brilliant however, seems to imply that where ever you are, you can and should continue to improve in that area(s).So how can we actually do it? How can we “Get

‘er done”? I am glad you asked. Recommended activities to increase brilliance include : • Practice patiently figuring things out (don’t give up, even if it requires help from someone, solve the problem) • Making the changes in your diet and lifestyle that promotes health Reading (a variety of good material) • Finding a hobby (get one that will be of enjoyment throughout your life) and Exercise (yes, moving your body regularly in a productive manner helps your mind!) Growing brilliant also seems to include the brightness that good deeds bring into our often cloudy world. How do we become kinder folk? First, I think it is paramount to dismiss the notion that kindness is weakness. Start seeing the needs of others (especially in your own home!) The whole “brighten the corner where you are” concept, is one that would do us well to revisit. Perhaps if the golden rule ,“treat others the way YOU would like to be treated in that same situation” would be seen as valuable if we could get cash for that gold! I found a few websites that may also be of use in our pursuit of personal improvement in the areas mentioned: So dear readers, let’s purpose right now to CANDEO and make where we are a little better.




PADDLE O N TALBOTT R ESERVOIR IN U PPER D A N VALLEY The Dan River Basin Association (DRBA) will paddle on Talbott Reservoir near the Blue Ridge Parkway for its July 3 First Saturday Outing. Meeting at 10:00 a.m. at Poor Farmers Market, Meadows of Dan, Virginia, participants will carpool to the put-in near Talbott Dam. Coordinator for the out-andback paddle is Charlie Williams, chair of DRBA's Recreation Committee. Located in the wild Dan River Gorge south of Meadows of Dan in Patrick County, Virginia, the reservoir is the primary catchment and storage area for the water that drives the City of Danville's Pinnacles Power Plant at the head of Kibler Valley. Visitors to the area are required to have a permit, and for safety reasons, park regulations do not allow swimming, camping, hunting, firearms, pets, or

alcohol. Williams will be responsible for the group's permit. Water released from Talbott Dam, referred to locally in Meadows of Dan as the Upper Dam, spills into a natural stream bed before being diverted six miles downstream by Townes Dam, known as the Lower Dam. Access is gated and restricted to hand-carry boats, assuring a clean, quiet, and undisturbed setting for paddlers. Only a short distance upstream from Talbott Dam is the Great Bend of the Dan, just one of the many meanders of the river through the gorge. A few meanders further upstream is Big Ivy Creek, site of Willie Knowles' Bottom, which Forrest Altman, author of The Dan River Book, notes is a favorite launching place for local fishermen. Paritcipants should arrange to supply boat, paddles, life jack-

ets, water and lunch; wear watershedding artificial fabric (not cotton, and certainly not blue jeans); and provide a back-up change of clothing. All participants will be asked to sign a waiver. Directions: Take US 58 (Jeb Stuart Highway) to Meadows of Dan. Continue on Jeb Stuart Highway, US 58 Business, toward Blue Ridge Parkway for 0.8 mile. Poor Farmers Market is on the left. Outings and meetings of the Dan River Basin Association are open to the public without charge. For more information about the trip, contact trip coordinator Charlie Williams, 336-337-8843, For membership and other information about the Dan River Basin Association visit

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spirit. H returned to school in March of 1966 and in doing so inspired the basketball team on to win the 3-A State Championship. He soon graduated with the class of 1966 and decided to make the best of a bad situation. Over the past 4 decades, the school has honored Woods by having scholarships and awards named after him. He didn’t let the disability keep him from living his life. He was married twice, and worked for Rockingham County Emergency Services for nearly 20 years. Even with curled hands, he managed to learn to paint and he even learned

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S P O RTS & RECREATION IN F O Eden Recreation • Eden Parks & Rec Dept. Horseshoe Tourn. Sat., July 3rd – 1pm Registration. Tournament begins at 1:30 pm. (Singles and Doubles ) for more information call Tank at 623-5559 • Mill Ave. Pool (Draper Pool) Swimming Lessons held on Saturdays from 10-12 beginning on July 10th. Lessons are $5 per lesson, call 623-2110 to register or for more info call the pool at 635-2219. • Park Kiwanis Amphitheater. Saturday, July 31 from 6:30-8:30 featuring Rockingham County Community Band. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the music in the park. Free to the public!! • Senior Dance, July 26th at the CB Hut. 7:00-10:00 pm come at 6 to line dance. $5 admission at the door. • Legal Aid will be July 8th call 1-800-951-2257 • Garden of Eden Senior Center Activities: - Friends Club, Knit & Crochet Classes, Paint Classes, Craft Classes and Sit & Sew. Call 627-4711 for details. - Walking Group from 8:00-8:30 on the Senior Center Track. - Come Exercise with us on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 8:309:00. Sit down or stand up class using resistance bands, balls and hand held weights. - Rook or Hand and Foot cards– Anyone interested - Garden of Eden Senior Center at 1:00 pm. on Wed. - Bingo Bash at 9:00 July 19th at the Garden of Eden Senior Center. - Computer classes are offered free to seniors 65 years & older. Under 65 must pay fees. Seniors are welcome to come use our computers during times we do not have classes. Madison / Mayodan Recreation • Summer Piano Program - The Madison-Mayodan Recreation Department is now holding registration for the Summer Piano Program. The program is scheduled for Thursday, July 8th-August 5th. The cost is $50.00 for a five week session. Times are available from 2:00pm-7:45pm for 20 minute lessons. The lessons will be taught by Dr. Deere. To pre-register please contact the MadisonMayodan Recreation Department at (336) 548-2789. • The British Are Coming - SOCCER - As the number of soccer players in the USA nears 20 million, the number one soccer company in the United States, Canada and Australia, Challenger Sports, has been invited to hold one of their nationwide program of British Soccer training camps right here in the growing soccer community of Madison. Challenger Sports has teamed up with the Recreation Department to host the week one British Soccer camp during the week of July 19th - 23rd, at Farris Memorial Park. The camp will run Monday -Friday and each child will be coached by a me,be of Challenger’s British coaching staff flown to the USA exclusively to work on these programs. Challenger’s British Soccer Camp is more than a week of drills and skills. In addition to taking part in a daily regimen of foot skill development, technical and tactical practices and daily tournament style plays, each child will also be treated to a rich cultural experience and lessons on respect, responsibility, integrity, leadership and sportsmanship. The most popular part of the camp is the Camp World Cup. The coaches use this daily tournament to teach the players about life, customs and traditions of other countries. The campers are asked to make up cheers, bring flags, dress up and learn as much as they can about the country they represent.

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Teams are also welcome to attend and receive a week of focused instruction to prepare them for the fall season. Each camper will receive a free camp T-shirt, soccer ball, giant soccer poster and an individual skills performance evaluation. In addition , any child who signs up online at least 45 days prior to camp will receive a genuine British Soccer replica Jersey (value $39) Space is limited - parents are encouraged to sign up online in advance to avoid disappointment.To sign up for th camp either visit or contact - Ben Cook at 877-263-7909 or email - • Fall Soccer Registration - The Mad/Mayo Rec. Dept. will Begin Farris Memorial Park Fall Soccer Registration on Tuesday, July 6th for coed age groups of 3-4, 5-6, 7-9. Deadline for regstraqtion is Friday, August 6, 2010. Children must turn 3 before September 15, 2010, cannot turn 14 before September 15, 2010. Cost of registration is a flat fee of $40.00, which includes games jersey and socks. For additional information, contact Michael Wilkins at (336) 548-2789 or • Cheerleading Camp - The Madison-Mayodan Recreation Department is now holding registration for Cheerleading Camp! Come and learn the fundamentals of cheerleading as well as cheers, chants, stunts and more! Camp is scheduled for July 19th - July 22nd from 6:00 - 8:00pm at Farris Memorial Park. Children ages 6-14 may participate. The cost is $25.00 per person. Camp will be taught by cheer instructors, Kayli Braxton and Toni Shaffer. To pre-register or for more information, contact the Madison-Mayodan Recreation Department at (336) 548-2789.

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S P O RTSMANSHIP R ECOGNITION F O R N C H S A A S TUDENTA THLETES A S "HE A RT O F A C HAMPION" WINNERS H O N O R E D cation questionnaire and then a school official, such as the principal or athletic director, also provided an evaluation. The students were honored at a luncheon June 12, at the Radisson Governors Inn in the Research Triangle Park. "We are proud to recognize this select group of student-athletes for the manner in which they compete and their attitudes toward their competitors," said

A total of 28 student-athletes from North Carolina High School Athletic Association member schools will be honored for their outstanding sportsmanship as winners of "Heart of a Champion" recognition. The sportsmanship recognition is part of the program offered by the NCHSAA Student Services Division and is sponsored by the North Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company. Mark Dreibelbis, NCHSAA assistant commissioner, and assistant director for student services Chiquana Dancy administer the program. Each of the NCHSAA member schools had the opportunity to nominate one male and one female student-athlete for the recognition. The students must have participated in at least one varsity sport, including cheerleading, during the 2009-10 school year, have not been ejected from any contest, and must have demonstrated outstanding citizenship and sportsmanship during their high school careers. The students filled out an appli-

NCHSAA commissioner Davis Whitfield. "Sportsmanship is about respecting your opponents and these individuals exemplify these qualities." Local North Carolina Farm Bureau Heart of a Champion 2010 Honorees: Reidsville High Students Jamilia Foster and William Welch, IV, both of whom were nominated by Lamont Dixon.

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The 2009-2010 school year was quite adventurous for the athletic teams of Morehead High School and Holmes Middle School. We saw both triumph and failure, and we experienced both disappointment and glee. Most importantly, however, we have come to the end of the season knowing that we have all basked in the warmth of friendly competition and team spirit. It is that spirit that has been the engine that has kept this writer going throughout the season. I am very grateful to have been a part of the sports scene here in Eden both as a writer, as a parent of an athlete and a fan of some of the best sports teams in the state. I would like to thank the athletes, coaching staff, team assistants, and school administrators of both Morehead and Holmes for assisting me with gathering the information I needed to write about their performances. At Morehead High School, I tip my hat in gratitude to the basketball teams, the fencing team, the track teams and the cheerleading squads. At Holmes Middle School, my thanks go to the basketball teams and the cheerleaders. A special round of applause goes out to specific individuals as well, for without the above-and-beyond help I got from those individuals, my articles could not have been written. At Morehead High School, I recognize Athletic Director Jason Tuggle, fencing coach Harvey Webb, and scorekeepers Jazmin McDaniel and Emily (you know who you are). At Holmes Middle School, I tip my hat to Assistant Principle Reavis, who was instrumental in arranging for me opportunities to report on her basketball teams and photograph her athletes. Outside editorial help has come from Mr. Phillip Larimore of Kernersville and Lisa and Elizabeth Doss of Eden's Own Journal. To those people I am very grateful. Finally, I thank all the readers and hope you all have a safe and happy summer.

ED E N M A N N A M E D V P O F O P E R ATIONS F O R S P O RTS C OMMISSION Demp Bradford has been named Vice President of Operations for the Greensboro Sports Commission. Bradford is currently the Director of Sports Events, and the promotion is effective immediately. Prior to his current position, Bradford was the Sports Event Manager. Before joining the Greensboro S p o r t s Commission in 2005, Bradford served as the Executive Director of Greensboro Bradford Y o u t h Soccer. "Demp has done an incredible job on behalf of the Greensboro Sports Commission and Tournament Town,” Greensboro Sports Commission President Kim Strable said. “We are delighted to recognize his many and varied contributions to our community. Greensboro Sports Commission work is all about relationships, and as Director of Sports Events, Demp has played a crucial role in expanding our sphere of influence. This new title more accurately reflects his leadership and the level of his involvement in our organization and our community.” A native of Eden, N.C., Bradford received his BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1992 and his MA Ed in Sports Administration from East Carolina University in 1995. Bradford is currently on the Board of Directors for the Friends For An Earlier Breast Cancer Test and the Guilford County Sports Hall of Fame and is a member of the Greensboro Sports Council. Bradford is a 1988 graduate of J.M. Morehead High School; he is the son of Laura Bradford and the late Demp Bradford, Sr. and the grandson of Carl and Lucy Bradford, all of Eden.

M ILL A VENUE P O O L O P E N FO R S U M M E R FU N The Mill Avenue Pool (Draper Pool) is open for the summer. It is open 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Monday – Sunday for summer day camp groups and swim lessons, and from 12:00 noon – 6:00 p.m. for open swim time for the public. The pool will be available for rental from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Monday – Sunday. The cost is $3.00 for daily admission for City residents and $4.00 for non-residents, the City resident season pass is $35.00 and $45.00 for non-residents, and the cost for pool rentals is $42. 00 for 20 swimmers or less, $62.00 for 30 swimmers or less, and $82.00 for 40 swimmers or less. For more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 623-2110.

A USTIN N A M E D D IRECTO R O F THE YE A R On June 17, 2010, Bernadette Austin, Rockingham County Schools Director of School Nutrition, was named Outstanding Director of the Year by the School Nutrition Association (SNA) of North Carolina. She will be recognized on Sunday, July 11 at the National SNA Conference in Dallas, Texas. Nominees for this honor were judged based on how their efforts in the following five areas have helped enhance the school foodservice and nutrition program in their respective districts: · program enhancement (how well the person manages the foodservice program) · staff development (training provided to staff) · school involvement (what the nominee has done to promote school foodservice programs in their district) · association involvement (what the nominee has done to promote involvement in SNA and their state association to their employees) · community involvement (what the nominee has done to contribute to their community through involvement in community-based organizations) We congratulate Bernadette on the state recognition and wish her well in the upcoming regional and national competitions.

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“A travel adventure has no substi- did! tute. It is the ultimate experience, Appetizers preceded the entrees your one big opportunity for flair.” - and each plate of food was fancifully - Rosalind Massow decorated in the finest culinary style. Summer is here and that means Things got really interesting when vacation! I just returned home from a everyone seated at our table ordered cruise to Jamaica and Grand Cayman something different. There was Island. The cruise experience was a strawberry soup with fresh mint, lobfirst for me and my husband, and so ster bisque, prime rib, shrimp, veal was vacationing with 60 other parmesan, grouper, and too people that we know. We travmany other items to name. eled with Melanie Pascal’s There were items I had Dance Creations and our never heard of, and some dancers had the opportunity of that I could barely proa lifetime to not only sail the nounce, but we tried them open seas, but to perform on all. And just when we were the cruise ship. Our dancers stuffed to the gills and didn’t Rorrer were awesome because they think we could hold another work hard and train with the best. bite, the dessert menu was placed in From the moment we stepped onto our hands. the ship, memories were being made. Our waiter assured us that each Yet, the performance was definitely dessert was calorie free and that salt the highlight of our vacation. Aside air has been known to shrink clothes. from performing, if someone asks I didn’t believe the part about “calome what I will remember the most rie free” but I can testify to the fact about life on board, I will tell them it that salt air really does shrink a perhas to be the meals in the dining hall. son’s clothes! Each night there was Each night was an interesting something special in store for us like evening of elegant dining with every- a magic trick from one of the waiting one attending dressed their best. It staff or a big song singing after the was a chance for our group to see meal. Some nights the waiting staff each other and catch up on all the fun jumped onto the tables and danced stuff we had done that day. Our men for us right there in the dining hall. dressed a little nicer and our ladies We crowded around and twirled our had the opportunity to dress up and napkins in the air, clapping and raisfeel pretty as we showed off our new ing our glasses in excitement. dresses we bought on the islands. The truly amazing part of the From the moment we entered the dining experience was our view of dining hall, we were waited on hand the ocean as we ate our meals. Our and foot. The Maître’d greeted us table was seated at the back of the with a smile and the waiting staff ship with huge glass windows that pulled out the chairs for the ladies provided a breathtaking view as we and placed our napkins in our laps. sailed the Caribbean. As I looked Fine China and sparkling glasses around I wondered if this was how decorated each table. Bread was the first class passengers aboard the delivered to each person and water Titanic felt when the dined in so poured into our glasses as we looked exquisitely in their day. As all over the menu and “ooohed and ahh- good times must come to an end, so hed” over the choices. did our time aboard the Carnival Each meal we enjoyed in the Destiny. It’s back to the old grind and dining hall was extravagant. It was reality on land. It’s back to paper definitely a sight for this Southern plates and paper napkins and only on girl to see! It was the type of dining fork per meal at the Rorrer housewhere you have three forks, two hold. That’s OK because we like the knives, and two spoons- you think plain and simple, but it was nice to there’s no possible way each person enjoy such elegance for one week! could need all that silverware, but we

Rockingham County Month at Chinqua Penn Plantation July is Rockingham County Residents Month at Chinqua Penn Plantation and Vineyards, located at 2138 Wentworth Street in Reidsville, N.C. Adult tour admission for Rockingham County Residents and their guests is $10. That is half the regular adult house tour rate of $20 and $5 off the senior and college student rate. Youth ages 6-15 are always $10 and age five & under are free. Take advantage of the opportunity to come out and see the special saddle exhibit, featuring the Penn's saddles and equestrian items, which runs through August. Chinqua Penn always provides a multicultural experience presenting antiques and artifacts from around the world. Chinqua Penn Plantation & Vineyards hours of operation are Wednesday through Saturday 10 am -5 pm and Sundays 1-5 pm. For additional information call 336-349-4576.


The Eden Kiwanis are gearing up for this years Fun Forth Celebration. This is the 41st year Eden has celebrated this Historical event. The Event will be held at Morehead High School Stadium as usual, with Fun time Amusements setting up the rides for the fair portion of the fun. New and Larger rides again this year. This year’s event will be a 2 day celebration beginning on Saturday evening at 6:00 pm July 3 with a one-price ride-all special on the amusements Rides. There will be Music and Beach Bingo both days. The ever popular Beach Bingo Saturday, and a Horseshoe Tournament Sunday will begin at 2pm as well as vendors of all kinds and food for every taste. ADMISSION IS FREE for both days. Sunday July 4th festivities will include : 2pm-4pm Calabash Blues & Boogie Band. 4:30pm-6:30pm The Bullet Band 7pm-10pm The HOLIDAY BAND Followed by the Areas LARGEST FIREWORK Display in the county at All are Welcome. approximately 10PM.


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