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Eden, NC has been named a 2011 All-America City by the National Civic League. Eden was one of ten winners selected among the 23 finalist cities at the annual competition that took place in Kansas City, MO from June 15-17, 2011. The competing cities hailed from states across the country including Alaska, California, Kansas, Mississippi, Massachusetts, Iowa, Oregon, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Texas. Fayetteville, NC was also selected making North Carolina the only state with two winners this year. For the last 62 years, the National Civic League has honored those cities that address their most pressing issues in a collaborative and inclusive way. Eden identified economic development and sustainability, higher education, and access to health care as its three most pressing issues. The projects addressing those issues included the Dan River Basin Association, an organization that spans 16 counties in two states and promotes the preservation, education and promotion of area rivers, the Rockingham Education Foundation that assists students in applying to and gaining acceptance to college, and the Rockingham Student Health Centers that provide health care to high school students throughout the four Rockingham County high schools. A contingent of 34 Eden residents travelled to Kansas City to make a presentation of the city’s projects to a panel of judges. Eden’s theme was: Eden, NC: Where Promise Flows, which references the city’s two rivers, the Smith and the Dan. Eleven of the participants were students who discussed how the Education Foundation and Student Health Centers have positively impacted their lives. At the

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Overall Health In County Assessed Have you ever wondered just how your health is affected by your local society connections? Healthy Carolinian’s has, and have conducted many studies to find out just what problems need to be addressed first. Healthy Carolinians is a statewide network of local partnerships that address health and safety issues at the community level. According to some studies approximately 30% of your health is determined by heredity and the other 70% by environment. Because the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently released the 2011 County Health Rankings, the Task Force believed this was an opportune time for them to reconvene and consider the work to be done. This is a standardized assessment of

the overall health of counties in every state across the country. Not only does the report give a snapshot of the overall health of residents, it allows counties to compare their overall health and the factors, which influence health with other counties in our state. With the rating system in North Carolina as 1 being the healthiest and 100 being the least healthy, findings revealed that Rockingham County ranked 69 in Social and Economic Factors (income, family/social supports, community safety, education and employment). But even worse was that we scored 92 in Health Behaviors (smoking, diet, exercise, risky sexual practices, and alcohol usage), and 83 on Clinical care (access to care and quality of care).

Other rankings included a 71st out of 100 in health length of life and 66th in quality of life. So far 2011 statistics show that Rockingham County is higher (worse) than the State Average in: Premature Death, Adult Smoking, Adult Obesity, Vehicle Crash Deaths, Teen Birth Rate, and preventable Hospital Stays. The citizen to primary care provider ratio is 1,462:1. The North Carolina State Health Director Dr. Jeff Engel was the keynote speaker at the May meeting of the Rockingham County Community Health Task Force. This meeting was held to provide results of the 2011 County Health Rankings, recognize the current efforts of the

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¶ PAGE 2 EDEN’S OWN / COUNTY STAR, JULY 2011 Land Fill.. continued from page 1 June where officials of the project were on hand to answer questions and explain the process with which they plan to put a landfill next to the river which borders Eden. Members of Will of the People heard what PBK had to say at a meeting in late May, yet members still voted 100% against the project, and have created a petition for the county citizens to sign in opposition.

“Rockingham County is trying to brand itself as a clean, tourist-welcoming city with greenways, parks, rivers and more. This would tear down all the work over the past 10 years to build up that reputation. It would be a shame if greed brought the county down lower than the poor economy has already accomplished,” said Lisa Doss, publisher of Eden’s Own Journal. The Zoning Board will hear their arguments in August, and if they loose their bid for the zoning, they will appeal to the County Commissioners. “We would become the Land of Two Rivers and a Dump,” said Thomas Harrington, “To defend against it “we” must provide similar contradictory Kevan Combs of PBK listens to evidence to their findings. questions from concerned Leaving a large cost on us to citizens about the Whitt Family defend against what they Farms, LLC, (formerly known as want. If they loose with the the Galloway Farm) being County Commissioners they converted to a landfill.

will be able to take it to the Superior Court.” Anyone who wants to pitch in or who needs more information is invited to call Thomas Harrington at 336623-8436. Permits from the Highway Department would also be needed to construct “stacking lanes” on Harrington Highway, also known as the Loop Road. At full capacity they predict some 500 semi-truck loads of waste per day, that is over 2 per minute, coming from and going in various directions, 770, 135, Hwy 14, through Van Buren, into and out of the land fill, and taking up the proposed “Stacking Lanes” on the Harrington Highway (Loop Road), as they wait to unload their waste, right beside (and upstream of the intake) the Dan River from which Eden supplies their drinking water, as well as water for Miller Coors. Concerns that the loop road would be made essentially useless for any other use besides the land fill.

DRBA presented a resolution (see page 11 for resolution) opposing the proposed land fill at the June Eden City Council meeting which was followed by the City itself adopting a resolution in opposition also. (See pages 14 & 15 for full resolution).

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Thank you All-America City Presentation Participants: Annie Kate Smith • Jesse Carter • Thomas Edwards • Wendy Lopez Edgar Zuniga • Chelsea Yeatts • James Carter • Emily Adams Dezbee McDaniel • Natalie Robinson • Kaysha Lampkins John Grogan • Sylvia Grogan • Myla Barnhardt • Scott Flanagan Lynn Flanagan • Charlie Williams • Malcolm Allen • Carlissa Wall Brad Corcoran • Cindy Adams • Jean Ann Wood • Cathy De Mason Bill McLeod • Wayne Tuggle • Jim Burnette • Deidre Moyer Stephanie Austin • Joy Toms • Brian Woodard • Drew Lucas Kia Williams • Tiffany Haworth • Mike Dougherty THANK YOU ALL-AMERICA CITY SPONSORS! PLATINUM Homer Wright • Home Savings Bank GOLD MillerCoors • Osborne Company • Fair Funeral Home Kenan & Molly Wright • W. K. Dickson • Osborne Baptist Church • Bill & Bev Goldston SILVER Eden Drug • Travel Consultants • Duke Energy • Morehead Memorial Hospital Martha & Dwight Hopkins • Lynrock Golf Course • BB & T Bank Tri-City Automotive Group • Arcadis • Sheetz Mohawk Industries (Karastan) • Wells-Fargo (Wachovia) Gildan Activewear • Rush Properties BRONZE Fleetmaster Express • Wal-Mart • Family Dental Associates Prudential-Fleming Real Estate • Innofa • Piedmont Surfaces News & Record • Jean and Tommy Harrington • Willow Oaks Plantation Rockingham County Partnership for Economic Development • Pete Simpson Atkinson Realty • Centurylink • Maddrey, Etringer, Smith, Hollowell & Toney FRIENDS OF ALL-AMERICA CITY Millis Transfer • Consumer Financial Services • Edward Jones - Kathy Hale First Citizens Bank • Layne’s Family Pharmacy • Rockingham Eye Associates Edwina Webster, CPA • Tri-City Glass • Robert and Brenda Harger Charles and Suzanne Barton • Rio Grande • Olde Leaksville MSD Board Mabe Trucking • Mary Tulloch • Melissa and Jessica Whitten • McDonald’s Will and Hillary Flynt • Davis Appraisal • Jim Pyron • El Parral Pat and Brenda Pittman • Duane and Gloria Best • Chaney’s Restaurant Martha Holland • Eden Noon Lion’s Club • Morehead Hospital Medical Staff


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C O U N T Y H EALT H: Continued on From Page 1 organizations working for a healthier county and to engage members in further health initiatives at the local level. Dr. Engel was appointed the State’s Health Director in 2009 after serving as the State Epidemiologist (a branch of medicine that deals with the incidence, distribution, and possible control of diseases and other factors relating to health) since 2002. He was named Chief of Epidemiology Section of the Public Health Division. Prior to that he was on the faculty of the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina Univ. in Greenville, NC, where he attained the rank of Professor of Medicine and served as Chief of the Division of Infectious Disease and as Medical Director of Hospital Infection Control for Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Glenn Martin, Rockingham County’s Public Health Director said, “Rockingham County is very fortunate that Dr. Engel has made this visit a priority on his schedule given his time limitations with the State legislature”. “The health status of Rockingham County Residents is directly impacted by individual behavior, education and economic status, the physical and social environment, and access to quality healthcare. It is the position of the Rockingham county Community Health Task Force that positive improvements in these critical areas will result in the improved health status of county resident,” the Task Force, made up of some 27 members, reported, and their action recommendations include: Health Behaviors, Access to Healthcare, Economic Development, and Educational Development. Heart disease, cancer,

stroke, and chronic lung disease are the leading causes of death in North Carolina, accounting for 60% of all deaths in the state. Additionally, there have been dramatic increases in diabetes and obesity in the past decade, which add to other health problems. 1n 2007, 36% of adult North Carolinians were overweight, another 29% were obese. Our county’s two leading causes of death are also heart disease and cancer, which both have a large number of factors that contribute to their presence in the community. These factors, often referred to as the ‘social-determinates of health’, are embedded within the social structures of our community, such as heavy smoking, poor fat-filled diet, physical inactivity, alcohol use, and economic factors. Instead of focusing individually on the citizens, because of the myriad of contributing factors, health professionals including the Task Force, have called for expanding the goals by targeting the society habits in the community. According to the Task Force, “Fundamental changes in our social fabric have the potential to impact multiple health issues and address factors that hold in place conditions that inhibit health.” Therefore community goals would address the multiple social determinants of health including our physical environment, natural environment, informational environment, social and economic environments and work environment. The health problems, which were seen as most critical, were access to health care, diabetes, mental health, obesity, physical activity and substance abuse. After multiple meetings the themes of action will be Health Behaviors, Education,

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Economic Development/ Employment and Access to Health Care. Because of all of this work there have been several improvements and special programs put in place recently and over the last year, including a Mini-mobile market at the Health Department that provides fresh produce opportunities to WIC recipients. Area churches have jumped on board to help their members get health, one even installing a walking track. The County’s Department of Health’s new website provides a wealth of up-to-date health information and resources right at your fingertips – www.rockinghamcountypublichealth.org. The Public Library System and Department of Public Health teamed up to provide an education opportunity “Healthy Living in Rockingham County” – A Health Seminar Series. Our Cooperative Extension, headed by Brenda Sutton (better known at the Produce Lady), have been working on the 10% Campaign which encourages consumers to spend at least 10% of their existing food dollars on locally produced food. This is made easier by the creation of www.nc10percent.com, at which you can order local food, it can be locally delivered and they take credit cards. Many businesses have jumped on to this opportunity because it provides convenient, local, healthy food to promote healthier employees, which can provide potential long-term cost savings in health care. The Golden LEAF Foundation’s Community Assistance Initiative seeks funding opportunities that will assist the county’s efforts toward improving the economic status of its citizens. To find out more on how to get healthy and stay healthy visit www.rockinghamcountypublichealth.org.

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COUNTY WIDE OBITUARIES Lois Vivian Samuels Apple - Reidsville John A. Apple Sr. - Reidsville William J. Allen, 83 - Rockingham County Beatrice Joyce Brim, 94 - Reidsville Billie Marshall Barrett, 65 - Rockingham County Corbett Guy Buckle, 83 Dora Thelma Ward Bailey, 76 - Reidsivlle Elizabeth (Tib) Bullins, 86 - Rockingham County James Marion Carter - Rockingham County Bobby Lee Callahan, 65 - Rockingham County Kelly Jean Cox, 36 Evelyn Childress Durham, 86 - Reidsville Bettie Goard Eggleston, 82 Herbert Allison Frazier, 75 Teresa Ann Baughn Faucette, 54 Addie Mae Tolbert Farris, 88 Herman Lewis Florence, 90 Staff Sergeant Adrien Bowling Gates, 74 - Reidsville Jessie Taylor Gibson, 89 - Rockingham County Alice Mae McBride Gunter, 84 Marvin Everette “Buddy” Grogan, 83 - Reidsville Donald Woodrow Hodge, 49 - Rockingham County Alfred Hairston, 51 - Rockingham County Raymond Junior Holcomb, 87 - Reidsville Jerald Leonard Jeffries, 73 - Eden Leon Gann Hutchens Jefferson, 90 - Rock.County Cecil David Jeffries, 74 - Eden Leonard Clay Joseph, 47 Dorothy Dale Evans Keaton, 94 - Eden Attilio “Til” Eddie Laurie, 98 Mildred Juanita Land, 92 - Eden Mittie Smith Mason, 79 - Rockingham County Christine Lewis Powell, 96 Betsy Harris Pyrtle, 79 - Eden William "Bill" Carter Payne, Jr., 83 Geraldine Davis Page, 73 Thomas Edwin Rutherford, Sr., 69 Saint “Eddie” Edward Richardson, 74 -Reidsville Beverly Ann Wyatt Roberts, 63 Elias Coye Still, Jr. Tecora Chatman Sands, 90 Louise Griggs Soyars, 87 - Eden Sybil Herbin Shreve, 89 Samuel F. “Fields” Scott, Jr., 87 Patricia Louise “Pat” Stason Todd, 57 Mary Hudson Thompson, 86 - Leaksville Loretta Lynn Quesenberry Templeton Catherine Shelton Underwood, 51 - Reidsville J. Neal Vestal, 82 - Eden Matthew “Matt” Cade Watkins, 23 - Reidsville Thomas “Tom” Eugene Watkins, Jr., 49 - Ruffin


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awards ceremony, Eden Mayor John Grogan accepted the award with the remaining Eden participants standing behind him on stage. “This is one of the most inspiring experiences of my life and something that will help Eden immensely,” stated Grogan. “The students who joined us were nothing short of inspiring.” Eden is the second Rockingham County city to win this prestigious award. Reidsville was awarded All-America City status in 2008. In 1953, pollster George Gallup called the AllAmerica City Award The Nobel Prize for Constructive Citizenship. This is why the award is so coveted by communities across the country. The award gives a community a sense of pride, makes it more attractive to new businesses, tourists and potential residents. Mike Dougherty, Director of Economic Development for the City of Eden and Captain of the Eden All-America City contingent, wanted to thank those who

gave so much time to this process: • Mayor John Grogan for his fundraising efforts that ensured no taxpayer funds were spent on the All-America City process. • All of our many sponsors for their generosity that made the Kansas City trip possible. • Sylvia Grogan and Myla Barnhardt for their invaluable work on the application and presentation script. • Eden City Manager Brad Corcoran for his tireless efforts with the logistics of the Kansas City trip. • Scott Flanagan for making the presentation canoe and coordinating the presentation logistics. • Eden Coordinator of Special Events and Tourism Cindy Adams for coordinating the Civic Action League display, and a number of other activities associated with the presentation. • Eden Chamber of Commerce President Jean Ann Wood for holding the post-award celebration and for being a vital part of the Executive Planning

Committee. • Carlissa Wall, Malcolm Allen and Jesse Carter for creating the presentation entrance song. • High School students for their inspiration and dedication to getting Eden the award. They were the key to our success, and great representatives of what is good about our youth. • Cathy DeMason, Stephanie Austin and Joy Toms for helping coordinate youth participation. • The Dan River Basin Association members and MillerCoors employees who joined us on the Kansas City trip. • Osborne Baptist Church Pastor Steve Griffith who prayed with us before we left for Kansas City and student Jesse Carter who led a group prayer before the Eden presentation. Those prayers were answered. For more information on this award, please contact Eden City Manager Brad Corcoran at 336623-2110 or Eden Director of Economic Development Mike Dougherty at 336-623-7789 ext. 3046.

July Eaglemania camps are hot! Eaglemania, the one and two- week camps designed to make your child glad you chose the Rockingham Community College summer camp experience, is open to rising first through rising eighth graders. What’s in store for the rest of this summer? Here are some sample camps: musical theater, CSI, jewelry making, dance, painting on canvas, hiking, aerobic fitness, volleyball, cooking and babysitter training. During musical theater, your child will enjoy the thrill of being part of a musical production. This is a two-week camp and at its conclusion, family and friends are invited to attend the performance. It is amazing what these young people accomplish in two weeks. CSI is a chance for the mystery-lover in the family to learn science and become part of an investigation. Painting on canvas teaches some basic techniques used by the great masters. Babysitter training is taught by the American Red Cross and involves good decision making, CPR, first aid basics and more. While outside, those in the hiking camp will learn to identify certain plants and animals. During aerobic fitness, campers will have fun with jump ropes, hula hoops, parachutes and more. Cooking camp involves healthy recipes, food preparation, presentation and general etiquette. The smells of the delicious foods prepared in class will have your child’s mouth watering. In dance, campers will enjoy ballet, tap, jazz and more. As in musical theater, a performance will be held on the last day. Volleyball teaches the fundamentals of the game and during jewelry making, which involves more than just beading, take home creation – earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings – will be designed. These great July opportunities are currently available for your child. Don’t let yours be the

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E vents RECURRING EVENTS CLASSES CHRONIC DISEASE MANG. classes are now held at Morehead Hospital diabetes Education Classroom Please call 627-0409, 8 am-5pm to register for these classes. • Cardiac Rehab & Maint. • Diabetes Management • Pulmonary Rehab Prgm. DIABETES EDUCATION CLASS Free Diabetes Class meets every third Thursday at the Eden Chamber Conference Room at 3:00 p.m. No reservations are needed. Pharmacist, Pete Crouch, owner of Eden Drug, speaks on different topics monthly. Refreshments are served. Please call the store if you have questions: 627-4854. HOUSE CALLS - RADIO SHOW 11:30 a.m., 2nd & 4th Wednesday 1490 WLOE AM • WMYN AM Hosted by Kerry Faunce, Morehead Hospital marketing director and Torrey Goard, community health educator COMMUNITY OF HOPE CANCER SUPPORT PROGRAM 2:00 p.m., Every 2nd Tuesday Smith-McMichael Cancer Center Conference Room A group designed to help patients and their families/caregivers/friends cope with cancer. Family, financial and spiritual concerns and needs will be addressed. For more information, call Marcia McQueen at 336-623-9711, Ext. 2482. ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT 1:30 p.m., Every Third Thursday Morehead Nursing Center. A support group designed for caregivers, families and loved ones of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other related dementia. This support group is affiliated with the Alzheimer’s Association www.alz.org and a 24/7 Helpline available at 1-800-2723900. For more information, contact the MNC Rec. Services Dir. at 623-9712, ext. 2619 or email ahardy@morehead.org. HIV/AIDS Meetings Held Monthly. For info: 800-924-3193 Teresa Hart TOTAL JOINT EDUCATION CLASS - Annie Penn Hosp. Meet from 7:00-8:00 pm, the 2nd Thursday of each month, in the Short Stay Waiting Room on the hospital’s first floor. Physical therapists, nurses, and other professionals provide information and demonstrations to patients considering total knee or hip replacements. To register 951-4357. WEEKLY WELLNESS HOUR Every Wednesday evening at 7pm FREE to Public! Door Prizes! Learn about health and prosperity. 594 Pierce St, Eden, NC (next to library) 627-4325 SPECIAL POPULATION DANCE The Arc Of Rockingham County sponsors a special population dance monthly (the 2nd Thurs. of month RCC, Whitcomb Student Center. 6:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Refreshments. 336-627-7565 PARKINSON’S DISEASE

SUPPORT GROUP 2 p.m., Third Tuesday Morehead Memorial Hospital Main Conference Room. A support group providing information and encouragement for individuals and families affected by Parkinson’s Disease. Refreshments provided. 627-6199. GRIEFSHARE & DIVORCE CARE Support groups for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them or needing help healing from pain of separation or divorce. Every Mon. from 6:30- 8:00pm, Growing Oaks Community Church, 2270 Harrington Hwy., Eden. Call 623-1114, 558-5947 or visit www.growingoaks.org ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Wed. - 8pm - Morehead Hosp. Dining Rm - Tue & Fri - 8-9pm Rock of Eden Spray Methodist AL-ANON - Fri’s 8pm - Joint meeting with Alcoholics Anonymous - Rock of Eden Spray Methodist Wed’s - Morehead Hosp. Dining Room Circle of Love - 8 - 9pm NA (NARCOTICS ANON.) Meets 5 days a week in Reidsville at the REMMSCO Annex, 108 N. Main St. Includes a noon meeting on Monday and 8 PM meetings Tues., Thurs., Fri., Sat. 1 hour meetings, open to all. LOOK GOOD…FEEL BETTER – Annie Penn Hosp. Female cancer patients are invited to a FREE beauty makeover taught by volunteer cosmetologist, Beth Hodges. Each female cancer patient receives a FREE makeup kit worth $200. Classes are offered the first Wednesday of each month. LOOK GOOD - FEEL BETTER 10 a.m. - Every Third Monday Smith-McMichael Cancer Center This program helps patients learn to disguise physical side effects they sometimes experience while undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment. Open to any patient in Rockingham County regardless of where they are receiving treatment. Registration required. 336-623-9713. GROUP DIABETES CLASSES – Annie Penn Hospital - FREE Diabetes Group Classes twice a week to County residents. Walk-ins welcome. Classes held in Dining Room C in the Annie Penn Cafeteria on Ground Floor. The classes will be held each Mon. & Wed. Contact Jennifer Dietz, at 951-4673. FOSTER CARE & ADOPTION SUPPORT Meets 3rd Tuesday of each month 6:30pm- 8:00pm, DSS Conf. Room. Jo Wilson 342-1394 RED CROSS BLOODMOBILES Appointments are strongly recommended for donors to get in and out faster. Call for the nearest bloodmobile near you! 349-3434

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WENTWORTH RURITAN CLUB Ruritan Club meets 2nd Tuesday each month at 6:30 at the Wentworth United Methodist Church at 6:30pm. Monnette Rich 336-951-2526 or Mary Jo Boswell 336-342-4346

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB Monthly Meetings held 7pm on the 3rd Tuesday of month. Red Cross Bldg 3692 NC Hwy 14, Reidsville. 573-3317 or 548-2027

SPECIAL YOUNG ADULTS 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., 1st and 3rd Tuesday in the Morehead Memorial Hospital Downstairs Classroom A night for adults ages 18-45 with mild or moderate developmental disabilities to meet new friends, play games (Bingo, Uno, Dominoes), make crafts, enjoy snacks and participate in other social activities. For more call Brenda Moore at 623-1077 or 613-5174 after 6 p.m.

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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 ASSOCIATION - EDEN Meets 1st Monday of each month at 6:00pm - Eden Chamber of Commerce building, Van Buren Road. Call Butch-627-7600 CHRISTIAN WOMEN OF EDEN Entertainment and Brunch Wray Centre, 452 Bridge St., Eden $10 at the Door. Contact 939-2230 or 3421524 for Dates and Times MOPS - Eden MOPS - Contact Virginia at 6233400 for more info - Reidsville MOPS - Contact Kelly at 348-1634 for more info - Rockingham MOPS - Contact Heidi at 427-2712 for more info FRIENDSHIP MINISTRY Osborne Baptist Church Children’s Worship Area. A ministry for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Arts and crafts, 1-on-1 bible study with a buddy, snack time, and social time. 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month - 67:30pm. Registration Required - call Kevin Bedard. 336-623-6064 kbedard@osbornebaptist.com TEEN PARENT SUPPORT GROUP Held the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm at Leaksville UMC. For more information, individuals can contact Ashley May at 623-6002. AMERICAN LEGION POST 254 Normally Meets 3rd Thursday of month. 6:30pm. All Vets Welcome 147 N. Fieldcrest Rd, Eden CIVIL AIR PATROL The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is seeking volunteer members to help perform emergency services (including search & rescue and disaster relief operations); aerospace education; and cadet programs for teens. Meetings every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Shiloh Airport, Stoneville. Call Charlie Spratt at 336-537-3115 or 336-520-7886. “JOSHUA’S TROOPS” (Madison) Meet every 2nd Thursday of month 8:30am at the Dan Valley Com. Bldg You Do Not have to be a vet to attend.

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JOB SEEKER CLASSES Goodwill Industries of Central NC Community Resource Center of Reidsville. Call 336-637-1010 to register Employability Skills, GED Classes AMERICAN LEGION POST 79 - Reidsville, Meets the 1st Monday each month at 7pm at the post located behind Auto Zone in Reidsville. For more info: 336-295-2996. MARINE CORPS LEAGUE Meet 2nd Thurs. each month at 6:30pm 8pm, at the Kings Hwy. Christain Church, Eden. Seeking new members, call Harry McKinney at 627-8881 AMVETS- Newly formed local group. All Veterans and service men and women welcome. Willard (Woody) Waters at 635-1786 or woodyeee@embarqmail.com MAYODAN MERCH. ASSOC. Pro-active group comprised of business and property owners interested in working to improve the Downtown area. Regular meetings will be held monthly on the 3rd Monday at 6:00 pm, at Mayodan Town Hall. WILL OF THE PEOPLE July 28, Aug 25, Sept 22, Oct 20 Nov 17 each at 7:30pm Whitcomb Center, RCC Members and Guests are encouraged to attend. Call Thomas Harrington, if there are any questions, 623-8437. FREE MEALS 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 • MAD. - MAYO. NUTRITION Mad. – May. Rec. 300 S Second Ave., May. - 445-9840 Rita Hunt • REIDSVILLE SENIOR CENTER Reidsville Rec./ RHS Apartment 201 N Washington St., Reidsville Site Managers- Sara Dominick & Diane Clark 349-9757 SALVATION ARMY Hungry? Come by and have a meal on us! Mon. thru Fri. 12:00-12:30 at 314 Morgan Rd, Eden Sun. 9:30 worship, 11am Sunday School.

ENTERTAINMENT EDEN CRUISE: July 9th Every Second Saturday through October 4pm - Until Sonic Drive-In, 104 E. Harris Place and Van Buren Road The Eden Cruise will be held at Sonic Drive-In, 104 E. Harris Place and Van Buren Road All cars, trucks and motorcycles, no year restrictions 50/50, door prizes DJ (Ronnie Overby) from 4 to 7:45 p.m., live band at 8 p.m. Sponsored by Tri-City Automotive proceeds benefit local charities. REIDSVILLE DOWNTOWN CRUISE-IN Second Friday of Each Month Thru September Streets close at 5:30 PM and the fun & Music begins at 6:00PM. Come join the fun! The EZ Street Cruiser’s Car Club, The Reidsville Downtown Corporation and the City of Reidsville host the event. The back drop of twinkle lights On the trees, American flags in the general beauty of Downtown Reidsville. Merchants, and restaurants will be open for your shopping and dinning pleasure! Door prizes at Mural Park in the center of downtown. Please bring canned food items for the local food bank, goal is 1 ton of food...only 375 cans per Cruise In. Music at Mural Park. For more info please RDC (336)347-2307. MADISON’S 1ST FRIDAY CRUISEFEST 2011 4:30pm – 8:30pm Downtwon Madison, NC Classic and antique cars and trucks and street rods, music, contests and more. Restaurants and downtown business open extended hours. Janet Silver 280-5118 or call Western Rockingham Chamber of Commerce 548-6248. MUSIC & DANCE Cascade Community Center 3561 Huntington Trail, Cascade Every Friday Night 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Cascade Express & Friends. Concessions Available . MOVIE AT MARKET SQUARE 1st Thursday In August, Sept. Reidsville - Free to community! Starts at dusk - usually 8:30pm Bring your lawn chair! MUSIC AT THE BARN Tuesdays 7pm the doors open at 151 Gant Road, Eden. - Bluegrass music & Jam sessions. Free to public. 2nd & 4th Saturday, 6pm covered dish - 7pm - Heart Strings.

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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.

GRIEFSHARE & DIVORCE CARE (Grief Recovery Support Group) meet every Monday 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm GROWING OAKS COMMUNITY CHURCH 2270 Harrington Hwy, Eden, NC Call 336-623-1114 for more information www.growingoaks.org • “BOLD BELIEVERS” 1-Day Bible School - Saturday Aug., 6, 2011 Lunch included MAYFIELD BAPTIST 8936 NC Hwy. 700, Ruffin - 623-5810 Music • Games • Treats • Lunch • Fellowship For ages 4 through Adult


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E vents SENIOR DANCE Last Monday of every month CB Hut on Boone Rd., Eden $5 entry fee, come refreshments available. Door prizes and 50/50. Sponosred by City of Eden Recreation, Everyone welcome. City Limits Band starts at 7pm. Free line dance lessons at 6. Join us!

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS NEW BEGINNINGS NEEDS... Children’s clothing need. Infant Toddlers plus women’s Plus Sizes. This shop’s proceeds supports the Rockingham County Women’s Shelter. Please donate your unneeded items. 653 Washington St., Eden Phone: 336-627-5003 ROCK. CO. HABITAT "YARD SALE" RESTORE 249 The Boulevard/Irving Ave., Eden - Mon.. & Thur- 1 - 3 PM New & Used Household and Remodeling Items, Free Large item/big load pick-up by appointment. Recycling goods to build homes with families! Contact: 6270160 Messages returned!

THIS MONTH... SKIN CANCER SCREENING 3 - 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 20 Morehead Memorial Hospital Doctor’s Building 1, Suite 7 Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. Morehead Memorial Hospital will be offering a free community skin cancer screening. This screening is designed for individuals who have a suspicious mole or spot that they would like to have examined. Screening will not include a full body skin cancer screening; and should not replace your yearly skin cancer exam. Appointments are required. To schedule an appointment, call 336627-8510 by Monday, July 18. HISPANIC MINISTRY Inglesia La Trinidad - ages 3-11 at Trinity Wesleyan Church 186 E. Aiken Road, Eden 6:30-9pm, June 27 - July 2 FREE, everyone welcome

THE FRIENDS OF THE WESTERN ROCKINGHAM COUNTY LIBRARY'S USED BOOKSTORE MEMBERS JULY SALE beginning July 1st. Located at 103 2nd Ave., Mayodan Fridays 10-5 and Saturdays 10-2. The sale is for the whole month of July and yearly memberships can be purchased at the bookstore. Large selection of books from which to choose for our ongoing $1 bag sale. Sale price for all books during the sale is .10¢ -$1.50. Great time to stock up on summer reading or gift giving. CONCERT IN THE PARK AT FREEDOM PARK Saturday, July 23rd from 6:30-8:30 at Freedom Park Kiwanis Amphitheatre and will feature the Impacts with Beach Music. FREE to the public and sponsored by the City of Eden Recreation Department. Come out and enjoy the music in the park. Bring a lawn chair! EDEN KIWANIS OLE FASHION FOURTH CELEBRATION Morehead High Stadium Rides, Music, Beach Bingo, Horseshoes, vendors and great food. Sunday 5pm until and Monday music starts at 1pm Fireworks begin at approximately 10pm STONEVILL’S PARK TO HOLD 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION The Merchants Association is once again hosting the 4th of July celebration at Stoneville's Park. Remember to bring your chairs! There are raffle tickets being sold for an original painting by local artist Kathy Brown, to be given away at the July 4th celebration. Please come out and support your local merchants! NC Dental Society’s MISSION OF MERCY Free Dental Clinic for Adults Coming to Rockingham County Friday & Saturday, July 8 & 9 - 2011 at The Reidsville Christian Church located at 2020 South Park Drive.

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SPIRIT OF EXCELLENCE AWARDS Saturday, July 30th, 2011, 6pm Doors open at 5:30pm Eden, City Hall, 308 E. Stadium Dr., Eden. $8 Donation in advance or $10 at the door. $5 for children 5-12. No donation requested for children under 5. Seating is limited, conatce marcella Dickerson 336-635-0064. INFANT CPR TRAINING 6:00 p.m-7:30 p.m., Thurs., July 7 Morehead Hospital Education Classroom.A class for expectant parents and grandparents to learn the basic techniques of infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Demonstrations and practice sessions provided. Instructors certified by the American Heart Association. Please call 336-627-6323 to register for the following classes. ADULT LITERACY TUTOR TRAINING Mons. & Weds., July 11, 13, 18, 20 3-6 p.m. Participants should plan to attend all four sessions. ESL (English as a Second Language) Tutor Training Mon. and Weds., July 25 and 27 3-6 p.m. Participants should have completed Adult Literacy Tutor Training, and should plan to attend both sessions. At the Rockingham County Literacy Project, 705-A Washington Street, Eden. Call Jean Light Kinyon at 6270007 to pre-register, or visit www.rcliteracyproject.org for more information. Volunteer tutors help adult students in Rockingham County to learn to read, write, or do basic math. Tutors may also assist students who are working on their GED certificates or learning English.

REIDSVILLE INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS CELEBRATION Lake Reidsville. July 2, 2011 - 12 noon-11 p.m. Gate entry fee: $5 per car No coolers or alcoholic beverages Sponsored by Reidsville Parks & Recreation Department Waterworks Grocery Live Entertainment begins at 1 p.m. Total Silence 1 p.m. The Swell 3:30-6 p.m. The Embers 7 p.m.-10 p.m. – Beach Music band from Raleigh Fireworks to follow Also featured will be inflatables, fun game activity area, vendors

2nd MHS SEAT REPLACEMENT YARD SALE July 8 & 9 @ 7 AM Old Merita Store, Kings Highway across from Riverhouse/Grand Rentals. Donate items - Tax deductible For DROP-OFF & BIG ITEM PICK-UP: CALL 6236826, 627-5905, 623-2932

MARK YOUR CALENDAR... MAYODAN HOMECOMING seeking vendors for Sept. 10 festival The Mayodan Preservation League is now accepting applications for vendors. Fees are $25 per space, $50 if electricity hookup needed. For applications call 336-548-6776. For general festival info call 336-548-2241. DINNER FOR RCC FOUND. August 27th, Eden Chamber of

EDEN’S ANNUAL HORSESHOE TOURNAMENT The Eden Parks & Rec. Dept. will hold its annual Horseshoe Tournament on Monday July 4 at Morehead High Football Stadium starting at 2 p.m. To pre-register call Tank at 623-7789 ext 3030 or 6235559 This is singles and doubles Trophies to be awards.

Commerce will host a special dinner to raise money for the RCC Foundation which was founded in January of 1970 as one of the first community college-related foundations established in the 58-school system to financially help support students attending RCC. Proceeds from this dinner will go towards Morehead High School students to attend RCC. Looking for volunteers to plan, sponsors to donate, and attendees to come have fun and raise money for our students to receive a great education. Call Eden Chamber at 336-623-3336 or email us at info@endenchamber.com SOUTHERN NIGHTS, SWEET TEA, AND SPIRITS WINE FESTIVAL October 1st, 2011 Fundraiser for Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H camp scholarships and Rockingham County Fine Arts Festiva. More details will follow closer to the event. Be sure to mark your calendar for this night of food, fun, music and spirits.

RCC WebAdvisor Opens WebAdvisor for fall semester opens on July 7 at 8 a.m. Traditional registration will be held July 12-14 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. WebAdvisor will close and all payments for fall are due by Aug. 2, 2011 at 4 p.m. WebAdvisor for fall will reopen on Aug. 8 at 8 a.m. If you need assistance with registration, please call the admissions office at 342-4261, ext. 2333.

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Letters to the Editor June 23, 2011 To: Editor, Eden’s Own Journal People of Rockingham County Much like a military operation, one or more people from Guilford County hiding behind the name “PBK” have attacked and invaded Rockingham County and are determined to build a huge trash dump, close to and partially encircled by Dan River and just outside of Eden. Rockingham County already has its own large landfill and has no need whatsoever for the dump that is being contemplated. According to PBK’s own studies they will ultimately be accepting five-hundred trailer truck loads a day of other people’s trash and burying it in our county where it will remain undecayed for one-hundred years or more. It is almost a universal rule that all landfills eventually leak and Will of the People believes that such leakage could be devastating to the quality of Dan River water. Its effect on the City of Eden and Miller Brewing Company could be staggering. Further, there would be a loss of any potential industry needing Dan River as a water source. This project will not benefit anyone in this county, rich or poor, white or black, young or old. We can only imagine the damage that could be caused if the dump is flooded. The Whitt family owns the land and has every right to sell it to anyone they choose. However, Rockingham County would be beholding to them forever if they would refuse to let this historic tract of land be used for a trash heap. PBK has moved so fast and so quietly that many in Rockingham County still are not fully aware of the details and of the dangers that are involved. We have been attacked and invaded by persons outside the county and unknown to the county. Thousands of our people have already strongly indicated by petition that they do not want this project and are afraid of its possible damages to our county. The attitude of Mr. Kevan Combs, president of PBK, has shown that they are uncaring about our concerns, don’t care about the dangers to Dan River, don’t care about our transportation problems, and don’t care about the future of Rockingham County. Rockingham County has its own landfill, and we handle our own refuse. The trash that this company plans to store in our county (amounting to millions of tons) will be the refuse of other communities and other states. They will leave us with a time bomb in our midst that, at any time, could spring leaks that would contaminate our water or be flooded with the obvious results. Further, there seems to be no question but that it would make our county less attractive to industries which may wish to locate here. Certainly, no company that uses water will want to locate along the Dan River below this dump. By their our own documents PBK anticipates receiving five hundred trailer truckloads of refuse each day, and the empties will leave by the same route. They will endanger everyone traveling along the road and be especially dangerous to the school buses that use the road twice a day. The highway will be choked all day long with an average of over two trailer trucks per minute traveling to and fro. Who would want to live or establish a business along this road? Eden just won the title of “All America City”. We don’t want to be known as the “All American City and Dump”. Mr. Combs has refused to identify anybody else connected with his company. We do know that he had a partner for a while, but that partner has been indicted and charged with stealing ten million dollars. Will of The People knows that if you fight you can win: if you don’t fight you will surely lose. It may be that the people behind PBK think that Rockingham County is just a poor little county that will accept anything. Mr. Combs is attempting to buy the support of our county by saying that his company will be paying two million dollars a year to the county for the privilege of dumping their trash. Two millions dollars would be nice but not when you can compare it with the millions of dollars this project may cost us. These “invaders” are willing to subject Rockingham County to long-term permanent heavy damage. You may recall that we turned out over a thousand people at the property revaluation meeting. They ain’t seen nothing yet. We are going to stop this invasion if it is humanly possible to do so. It just may be that they have invaded a hornet’s nest. Thomas S. Harrington, Chairman Will Of The People

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TigerTek Gets Lean Grant TigerTek Industrial Services has been selected for a 12-month Lean manufacturing training grant. Funded through North Carolina’s Incumbent Workforce Development Program under the federal Workforce Investment Act, TigerTek will streamline processes by removing unnecessary tasks and bottlenecks in its work environment. As 2008 NC Small Business of the Year as named by Business North Carolina magazine, one might think TigerTek has no room for improvement. “To the contrary,” says TigerTek’s owner, Peter Mitchell. “We must continue to improve if we are to remain competitive, and adopting Lean practices will help us to improve how we operate while keeping costs down,” added Mitchell. TigerTek repairs electric motors, pumps, gearboxes, servo motors and electronic controls for manufacturing plants throughout central North Carolina. When equipment fails, TigerTek is called upon to quickly make repairs. Consequently, efficient work flow is critically important. It is believed that by embracing Lean manufacturing procedures, repair turn-around times can be reduced, thereby providing high quality repairs in the shortest possible time. Peter Mitchell stated that "When plant machinery fails, our customers rely on TigerTek to minimize their downtime and to get them running again.” “This Lean training will help us to efficiently process the hundreds of repairs that are flowing through our shop,” added Mitchell. Funding for the training is capped at $25,000 and will be administered by the Northwest Piedmont Workforce Development Board. It is intended to provide training opportunities for workers that allow companies to grow by adding more jobs. TigerTek’s selection for this award is yet another example of its successful efforts to grow and support the Rockingham County economy. TigerTek Industrial Services specializes in electro-mechanical repairs and sales. Their machine shop also offers custom fabrication, upgrades and modifications. They offer FREE pickup and repair quotes. For more information, visit www.tigertek.com or call (336) 623-1717.

Free Children’s Educations CD’s from The Produce Lady The Produce Lady Children’s Resources is a free CD that is for children, families, schooled and homeschooled children, farmers market supporters, church groups, and daycares. This CD contains avtivies such as, coloring sheets, crossword puzzles, fun food charts, sweet potato maze, tips about fresh produce, treasure hunts, agricultural school calendar and recipes. All of these activites are to help teach you chilren about produce and different ways to cook them. This CD is supported by NC State University, A&T University, Cooperative Extension, Plants For Human Health Institute, NC Market Ready, and NC Tabacco Trust Fund Commission. Edens Own Journal will have several copies on hand to give away to whome ever is interested. You can also find these CDs at the Wentworth Agricultural Center. This CD is free of charge. You can learn more about The Produce Lady at www.theproducelady.org.

Fans for Senior Citizens Sheriff Sam Page visited the local Red Cross facility and determined there is a need for electric fans. They have had request for fans but Sgt. John Peters, Sheriff Sam Page, Waste Management Operations had none to give. As in the past, the Manager Teresa McGee, and driver Rockingham County Lee Barker display fan donation. Sheriff’s Office will serve as a drop off location for new fans. Since June 2nd, the Sheriff’s Office has served as a collector and drop off location for those who will donate fans for the elderly. So far, over 75 fans have been collected and taken to the Red Cross (Distributions will only be made through the Red Cross). Deputies will also accept fans while in their patrol vehicles as well. Monetary donations will be accepted at the Sheriff’s Office or the Red Cross on Highway 14 between Reidsville and Eden. First considerations for distribution will be for the elderly. This drive to collect fans began June 1 and will continue through the extreme hot weather season. Those who wish to donate fans may take them to other locations as well. • Red Cross Highway 14 Reidsville • Sheriff’s Office, Wentworth • Waste Management, 2991 NC770, Stoneville • Team Roc, 224 The Boulevard, Eden • Any Deputy in Sheriff’s Patrol Vehicle

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Charges Will Not Be Filed In Dog Shooting Rockingham County District Attorney Phil Berger, Jr. announced during the week of May 22, 2011 that charges would not be filed against an off-duty Eden Police Officer who shot a dog on his property during the month of May. The investigation conducted by the Eden Police Department revealed that Officer Jamie Buffkin shot the animal after it got away from its handler and began acting aggressively while on Buffkin’s porch.

Vendors Needed at Homecoming The Mayodan Preservation League is now accepting applications for vendors for the 25th annual Mayodan Homecoming Festival scheduled for Saturday, September 10. 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 $25 per space, $50 if electricity hookup is needed. For applications call 336-548-6776. For general festival information call 336-548-2241. Also visit the Mayodan Homecoming Festival Facebook page for more details.

County’s Historical Site receives good news Kim Proctor, Executive Director of the Rockingham County Historical Society Museum & Archives (RCHSMA) received good news from the Covington Foundation which has awarded the RCHSMA $15,500 for repairs to the three outbuildings on the Tavern Property, which include an early 19th century smokehouse, corn crib, and kitchen (moved from Governor Morehead’s childhood home and set on the original Tavern's stone floor, a unique example in our state), and for the restoration of an internal staircase and the servants’ quarters above it, in order to integrate an African American Interpretation into the Tavern space. More good news included that The Tavern, located at 1073 NC Hwy 65, Wentworth, was officially chosen as one of six sites in the state of North Carolina to host the

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Letters to the Editor Dear Citizens of Rockingham County, The NC Dental Society’s Mission of Mercy – free adult dental clinic – has agreed to come to Rockingham County July 8 – 9, 2011. They will utilize the facilities at Reidsville Christian Church, 2020 South Park Drive. The adults, who need dental care, will be received on a “first come, first serve” basis. Registration will begin around 6am on July 8 and 9. It is anticipated that about 400 – 500 adults will be able to receive free dental care over those two days. This free dental clinic is available to any adult resident of Rockingham County who needs dental care. We need your help. In order for this to happen, our community is responsible for raising $25,000 to help offset the costs. Already we have raised $22,400. Checks or pledges have been received from the following: Jimmy and Linda Setliff Reidsville Middle School Patricia Settle Harold and Lula Bass Robinson Memorial United Holy Church Michael and Anne Flanagan Bill and Carol Duke Dot Love Annette Kenealy Pat Tuttle Bob and Shirley Daniel Mike and Ruby Jewell Craig and Judy Cardwell Roger and Peggy Warf

Dud and Pat Apple Elbert and Mary Shepherd Scott Greene ad Stokes Ann Hunt Robert Wheless Mary Lee Rakestraw Insurance Center, Inc. Calvary Baptist Church, Reidsville Wilkerson Funeral Home El Bethel Women’s Community Club Richard and Kaye Powell First United Methodist Church, Reidsville Triad Medicine and Pediatric Associates, PLLC Amcor Tobacco Packaging

Wells Fargo Bank Homer E. Wright, Jr Morehead Memorial Hospital Holy Infant Catholic Church, Reidsville Morehead Memorial Hospital Medical Staff Reidsville Christian Church Rockingham County Dental Society Commonwealth Brands, Inc. Moses Cone Health System First Baptist Church, Main Street, Reidsville Wentworth Town Council Third District Dental Society Reidsville Area Foundation

Please consider making a donation. Please make your check payable to: “Dental Health Fund.” In the memo please write: “NC MOM.” Please mail your check to: First Baptist Church, 409 South Main Street, Reidsville, NC 27320. Your check needs to be received by June 30, 2011. We will send the checks as a group to the NC Dental Society. Questions? Please don’t hesitate to call me at 342-4227. Thank you, Bill Duke, Pastor First Baptist Church, 409 South Main St., Reidsville, NC 27320 / billduke@triad.rr.com • 336-342-4227 Letter to the Editor: A bipartisan 73-vote supermajority passed the successful House override of Gov. Perdue’s budget veto early on Wednesday. Representative Bert Jones of Rockingham County was one of 23 firstyear representatives who voted to override the veto. Five moderate Democrats joined with every member of the Republican caucus to support a budget that is good for the state. “After years of excessive taxing, borrowing, and spending, this budget was needed as a step toward fiscal responsibility in our state,” Rep. Jones said. "It is much needed and is the right thing to do." “Government has to spend within its means,” Jones continued in his statement. “This budget brings state spending in line with revenues, without raising taxes again as our opponents want to do. It promotes much needed job growth. Despite the rhetoric, it increases classroom education funding and fully funds every teacher and teacher assistant position in the state. To do this in such a difficult budget year was quite an accomplishment.” In 2009, Governor Perdue repeatedly vowed that her ‘temporary tax increases’ would expire this year. However, her budget proposal produced a complete reversal and renewed the higher taxes. Prior to this session, the General Assembly enacted billion dollar tax increases in six of the last eight years. The last increase in 2009 came amidst the largest recession since the Great Depression, and afterwards unemployment and bankruptcies in the state reached all-time highs. This year, the new majority inherited one of the largest budget shortfalls in the country. The state treasurer has strongly cautioned against further debt. Dedicated state funds, including the emergency Rainy Day Fund and the Highway Trust Fund had been heavily borrowed against. The state owes the federal government $2.5 billion in borrowed unemployment funds. The State Health Plan had a current $515 million shortfall and an actuarial shortfall exceeding $30 billion. “In short, our taxpayers deserve better than that,” Jones said. “We have to live within our means. The direction of taxing and spending was not sustainable. This is a responsible budget, and a step toward right-sizing state government. It is time to move forward toward fiscal responsibility.” The override measure passed the House 73-46. Wednesday afternoon it also passed the Senate with a supermajority as expected. As the veto override has passed both houses of the General Assembly, the budget automatically becomes law. Representative Bert Jones

Working For Change: Faith In Action Rockingham County Help for Homeless, Inc. (RCHH) is a nonprofit, faith-based, charitable organization celebrating 11 years of making a difference in the plight of our homeless neighbors in Rockingham County. Unfortunately, the economic downturn has already been evident in our county in the number of families and individuals who have lost their jobs, their homes, and their ability to meet their very most basic needs. While the number of homeless people in our county is difficult to determine, in a one-night Point In Time Count on January 26, 2011, 187 homeless persons (36 were children) were identified in Rockingham County, a significant increase from 87 identified in January 2007. RCHH has an overarching goal to provide homeless citizens of Rockingham County with access to affordable, independent, permanent housing while offering case management and community support in collaboration with other local service agencies. Your financial donation is needed to continue our emergency assistance program, winter night shelter, case management services and general operation funds. As concerned citizens of faith, it is our duty to aid our homeless residents. So often we forgot the by the grace of God, this could be one of us or one of our beloved family members. Your financial donation is critical to our provision of these basic services to Rockingham County’s most vulnerable citizens. Your tax-deductible donation will make a difference to a person, a family, a neighbor in crisis. With the warmest regards and great appreciation, Sharon K. Foust, Executive Director.

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Eat Out For Others “I just love these people. Most days, they’re the only people I see, and the meals are great!” That was the sentiment citizens, volunteers and area you to join us for “Eat Out…Help expressed by 78 year-old “Sallie” businesses, Sallie is right, Meals Out” on Tuesday, August 9, when asked about Meals on on Wheels is more than a hot 2011,” said Lee Covington, Wheels, a service of Aging, meal, it is the comfort of know- Director of ADTS. Local restauDisability & Transit Services of ing someone will be stopping by rants have been invited to take a Rockingham County. More than to check on her and others like bite out of hunger in our area by 200 homebound people who her. While Meals on Wheels in joining in Eat Out…Help Out, receive meals each weekday Rockingham County serves more where they get the satisfaction of across Rockingham County share than 200 homebound people each knowing their business and custhis sentiment. day, the need continues to grow, tomers are fighting senior hunger Thanks to the generosity and as does the waiting list. right here in our community. support of Rockingham County “That is why we are inviting This year, the goal is to raise $5,000 with this event. Businesses, who agree to become a business sponsor, are helping to feed Sallie and many others like her who rely on Meals on Wheels to meet their basic nutritional needs. By participating their business will be listed in special advertisements in local papers and on hundreds of posters distributed throughout the county, as well as their logo on hundreds of table tents promoting the event in local restaurants, www.adtsrc.org and www.facebook.com/ADTSRC and promoted with our 250+ Meals on Wheels volunteers and our 260+ staff. For more information about being a sponsor restaurant, or participating in any other way call T. Lee Covington at 336-3941311. To see the list daily update of restaurants that will participate in the event visit: www.adtsrc.org/eatout.html.

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Investing In Rockingham County’s Quality of Life Continued from Page 9 Smithsonian Institution Traveling Main Street Exhibit, Journey Stories! Journey Stories is an exhibit of shares tales of how our ancestors and we came to America. From Native Americans to new American citizens, regardless of our ethnic or racial background, everyone has a story to tell. Our history is filled with stories of people leaving behind everything – families and possessions – to reach a new life in another state, across the continent, or even across an ocean. Many chose to move, searching for something better in a new land. Others had no choice, like enslaved Africans captured and relocated to a strange land and bravely asserting their own cultures, or like Native Americans already here, who were often pushed aside by newcomers. William Withuhn, curator of transportation for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, curates “Journey Stories”. For more information go to www.museumonmainstreet.org/journeystories Kim remarked, “As you can imagine, there was a lot of hugging and jumping by happy people going on here at the Tavern. June 1st, 2011 will go down as a red-letter day in RCHSMA's history.” The most recent events at the Tavern were Family Day event (Civil War Experience) and the Society Program, which included a trip to the Greensboro Historical Museum. The Tavern Museum’s hours of operation are 10am – 4pm Thursday and Friday. Entry fee is free, and a small charge for larger groups of 10 or more. Office hours are 10am – 4pm Tuesday-Friday. For more information call Kim Proctor, Executive Director (336) 394-4965 (office) or email her at kls.proctor@gmail.com.

Torch Run In an effort to assist more than 38,000 athletes of Special Olympics in North Carolina, members of the Sheriff’s Office ran portions of Rockingham Detective Lori Pegram, Deputy Earl County this mornEstes, Sheriff Sam Page, Major Abner ing. Thanks to those Bullins, Captain Billy King, Captain Billy Parker, PIO Dean Venable. participating and those who purchase the caps and shirts to assist with our donation. Anyone wishing to make a donation to this commitment to Special Olympics, please contact Dean Venable at 336-634-3232.

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During the month of April, Douglass Elementary School held a “Kiss the Goat” campaign for their new playground. The staff member that raised the most money would kiss “Rosebud” the goat. Rosebud was born February 14, 2009. She loves potato chips, likes to walk on a leash like a dog and loves to be hugged according to her owner, Mrs. Donna Howell.Douglass raised $2163.74 for their playground during this campaign. Mrs. Loretta Murphy, First Grade teacher, raised $995.32 and was declared the winner. On Friday, May 20, Mrs. Murphy and Rosebud met! Fun was had by all as they watched the big kiss! Thank you, Mrs. Murphy for being such a great sport! And a special thank you to “Rosebud”.

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Dan River Basin Association Opposes Landfill near Eden Do NOT build a landfill beside the Dan River! This is the message from the Dan River Basin Association (DRBA) to PBK Holdings, LLC, a company based in Oak Ridge, NC. The company has applied for a Special Use Permit to build a landfill on the Whitt Family Farms at the intersection of Harrington Highway and the Dan River, just upstream from the City of Eden in Rockingham County. At a meeting on June 8 DRBA’s Board of Directors adopted a resolution opposing the landfill, noting that a landfill built right beside the river has “high potential” to contaminate the river. The Dan River is the source of drinking water for residents of Eden and all customers of Dan River Water, Inc., which serves much of Rockingham County. Miller Brewing Company, with more than 600 employees, also receives its water from the Dan River downstream of the proposed landfill. The City of Eden and Rockingham County have promoted the Dan River for recreation and tourism for nearly a decade, building river accesses and encouraging river-related businesses. Several outfitters now serve river users from North Carolina, Virginia, and other states, selling paddling gear and renting boats, tubes, and campsites. Vehicles carrying canoes and kayaks are now a common sight on Rockingham County’s roads. Business leaders have noted that the presence of a landfill on the river would “shut the door” on other businesses and industries that might choose to locate in Eden because of its clean water. DRBA exists to preserve and promote the Dan River Basin’s resources. The resolution states that contamination from a landfill “would jeopardize public health, safety, and welfare” by “polluting the drinking water supply, making the water unsafe for recreation, and causing costly shutdown of residential and industrial users of the river.” The full resolution is as follows: DAN RIVER BASIN ASSOCIATION RESOLUTION OPPOSING CONSTRUCTION OF L ANDFILL BESIDE DAN RIVER WHEREAS, the Dan River Basin Association is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization whose mission is to preserve and promote the natural and cultural resources of the Dan River Basin through stewardship, recreation, and education; and, WHEREAS, the Dan River is a source of municipal drinking water for the City of Eden, North Carolina, the City of Danville, Virginia, and other municipalities both upstream and downstream; and, WHEREAS, the Dan River is a major resource for the economic development of the City of Eden and Rockingham County, being used for recreation, tourism, and industrial and residential development; and, WHEREAS, the Whitt Family Farms LLC owns a 1700-acre tract having 4 miles of frontage on the Dan River, and including numerous wetland areas and intermittent streams that drain into the Dan River; and, WHEREAS, the NC Wildlife Resources Commission has identified several Federal and State endangered, threatened, and rare species in the Dan River and has stated that the Dan River Aquatic Habitat, a Significant Natural Heritage Area, is within Dan River adjacent to and downstream of the property; and, WHEREAS, PBK Holdings, LLC has applied to Rockingham County for a Special Use Permit to build a private sanitary landfill on the Whitt Family Farms property; and, WHEREAS, Mr. Kevan Combs, spokesman for PBK Holdings, LLC, has stated in a public meeting that the proposed landfill will accept waste from out of state, with up to 500 trucks coming in daily to carry waste that includes the products of coal combustion, including coal ash, and will be a potential customer for out-of-state waste from energy drilling, including waste from beneath bedrock; and, WHEREAS, the maps provided by PBK Holdings, LLC, with the Application for Special Use Permit show road access to the landfill crossing the floodplain and indicate that landfill cells would be built within approximately 200 feet of the floodplain and within approximately 600 feet of the Dan River; and, WHEREAS, the proposed landfill’s proximity to the Dan River means that a single accident, storm event, failure of a landfill liner, or instance of human error has extremely high potential to cause toxic waste from the landfill to contaminate the Dan River; and, WHEREAS, the presence of a riverside landfill that accepts industrial waste would cause harm to the economy of the City of Eden and Rockingham County by deterring businesses and industries from choosing to locate near such a site; and, WHEREAS, contamination of the Dan River from a landfill on the Whitt Family Farms would jeopardize public health, safety, and welfare for downstream users, including the City of Eden and Rockingham County, by polluting the drinking water supply, making the water unsafe for recreation, and causing costly shutdown of residential and industrial users of the river; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Directors of the Dan River Basin Association, meeting on June 8, 2011, does hereby declare its opposition to the building of a landfill on the Whitt Family Farms near Eden, North Carolina.

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Trinity Wesleyan Education Center 2011 Pre-K Graduation Program which was held on June 4th. 38 Fabulous Fours graduated from our Pre-K program. Below are just a few of the proud graduates.

New Administrators for next School Year announced (Rockingham County, NC) – Rockingham County Schools is excited to name new administrators for the 2011-2012 school year. These new appointments were officially approved by the Rockingham County Board of Education on June 13, 2011.

Allie Purgason, Bailey ONeal, and Carrigan Wray...in their caps in gowns getting ready to go recieve their Pre-K Diploma

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Congratulations to the following administrators on their new appointments: • Principal – McMichael High School: s. Leigh Jones, current principal at Asheboro Middle School – Asheboro City Schools, will be the new DMHS principal. Principal – Rockingham Early College High School • Ms. Diane Hill, current principal at Woodlawn Middle School – Alamance-Burlington School System, will be the new RECHS principal. • Principal – Rockingham County Middle School - Mr. James Barham, current assistant principal at Western Rockingham Middle School, will be the new RCMS principal. • Principal – Draper Elementary School - Mr. Russell Vernon, current assistant principal at Leaksville-Spray Elementary, will be the new Draper Elementary School principal. • Principal – Huntsville Elementary School - Mr. Brian Muller, current assistant principal at Northern Middle School – Guilford County Schools, will be the new Huntsville Elementary School principal. • CS will name new assistant principals at a later date. May 23, 2011 Appointments: Director of Elementary Programs Cindy Corcoran, current principal at Rockingham County Middle School, has been named the Director of Elementary Programs. Director of Federal Programs Ms. Tiffany Perkins, current principal at Huntsville Elementary School, has been named the Director of Federal Programs. Principal – Stoneville Elementary School Mr. Jason Hyler, current assistant principal at Rockingham County Middle School, will be the new Stoneville Elementary School principal.

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Frazier selected for leadership program Mike Frazier, dean of the industrial technologies division at Rockingham Community College, was one of 33 community college employees statewide to be selected to attend the North Carolina Community College Leadership Program. “I found it to be an excellent, introspecFrazier tive, challenging and rewarding program,” said Frazier. Most of those who attend are in leadership or aspire to be in leadership roles. For seven months, members meet monthly in locations across the state. During these one- or two-day workshops, guest speakers are called in, members are given problems to solve, personality types are explored, group dynamics are dissected, and members take an in-depth examination of their own strengths and weaknesses as leaders. “One of the most helpful items for me,” said Frazier, “was learning about the different personality types and how you can use their various strengths and assets to form a cohesive team.” Held annually, the goal to build internal leaders began in 1989 when the North Carolina Community College System recognized that its future depended on the quality and diversity of its future leaders. In today’s climate of change, that belief remains as leaders respond to new issues such as re-engineering, budget control, and collaborative approaches to problem solving.

Teachers Tapped for Excellence Excellence in teaching is an award that emotionally pulls at the recipient. At Rockingham Community College, it is an award given annually to one full-time and one part-time instructor. It is entirely based on student nominations and that fact is the heart of the emotional tug. This year, the award was given to full-time physical education instructor, Lynne Haynes of Summerfield, and part-time electronics instructor, Anthony Edwards of Madison. “This is an honor,” said Haynes. “To be recognized by the students is special.” Haynes also feels the award gives credibility to and validates the work she and her colleagues put into their discipline. “It shows that students are recognizing the value of health and physical education.” She credits her own teachers for instilling the idea to “set the bar high.” Classes where Haynes her intellect was challenged were the ones she enjoyed the most, she says. But it was her father, who organized and coached youth sports programs, who instilled certain values and helped her understand the importance of fitness as a lifelong goal. “He taught me to treat everybody the same regardless of name, community standing or past mistakes. And like him, I will help anyone as long as they attempt to do their part. As a teacher, I feel I’ve come full circle with what he taught. And I love teaching as much today as the day I first started,” she said. “How many can say that about their jobs and careers?” As a full-time instructor, Haynes will have the opportunity to attend the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development International Conference on Edwards Teaching Excellence held each spring in Austin, Texas. There she will be awarded the NISOD Excellence Award in Teaching. Edwards began officially teaching at RCC in 1998. Unofficially, he began as a student by helping fellow students who were struggling to understand electrical and electronic concepts. After graduation, Edwards’ was approached about teaching parttime. Although employed full-time elsewhere, he agreed. On May 31, 2011, he began teaching at RCC as the full-time electronics engineering technology lead instructor. About winning the award, Edwards said, “This is the one that hits close to home. It’s the one I am most humbled by. To know that students actually took the time to nominate me and write something about me, that’s special.” Edwards never considered a teaching career. Once it started, though, he was hooked. “I love it when the light goes on and I know that a student understands a concept,” he said. “And whenever students need help, I like to be there for them. It’s nice to have the reassurance from this award that I am doing the right things and that what I am doing means something to the students.”

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DAR Host Workshop William Bethell Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution hosted the 2011 District Workshop. The North Carolina Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution met at First Baptist Church in Reidsville on June 10, 2011. District V members from Asheboro, Burlington, Eden, Greensboro, High Point, Kernersville, Madison and Reidsville attended the meeting and luncheon. Anderson Plans were made to attend the Continental Congress in Washington DC the week of June 29th. The DAR Fall Forums will be held in Southport, Raleigh and Hickory. The DAR is an organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history and securing America’s future through better education for children. For information for becoming a member of the DAR, please contact Susan Bullock, Regent of the William Bethell Chapter at susanhbullock@gmail.com or Martha Stanley at bowlmgc@bellsouth.net.

KIM’S POTTERY STUDIO— Opened Friday, June 24th Kim’s pottery studio, owned and operated by Benjamin Winslow, opened at 655 Washington Street in Eden this Friday at 7:00pm. Registration for children’s summer pottery activities and adult pottery classes can be made at this time. Rental space is also available for potters who wish to work independently. Special events, such as birthday parties, play dates, special events, “Mommie and Me” activities, and Boy Scout Pottery Badge activities can be individually scheduled. Open studio hours are Mondays and Wednesdays 9:00am-8:00pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon-8:00pm, Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00am-5:00pm.Fee is $125 per month. Adult pottery classes are Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30pm-8:00pm. The fee for 10 lessons is $150 or $20 per lesson. Children’s summer pottery activities begin on July 5th for 4 weeks, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am--noon. Fee is $100 for 8 lessons. Call 336-623-0919 or 336-280-8601 for more information.

ROCKINGHAM LITERACY PROJECT Adult Literacy Tutor Training will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays, July 11, 13, 18, and 20 from 3:00pm6:00pm. Participants should plan to attend all four sessions. ESL (English as a Second Language) Tutor Training will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays July 25 and 27 from 3:00pm-6:00 p.m. Participants should have completed Adult Literacy Tutor Training, and should plan to attend both sessions. The Rockingham Literacy Project is located at 705-A Washington Street in Eden. Call Jean Light Kinyon at 6270007 to pre-register,or visit www.rcliteracyproject.org for more information.

16TH ANNUAL JULY 4TH FUN PARADE RETURNS Meet at the Fair Funeral Home parking lot on Monday, July 4th at 8:45am. The parade starts at 9:30am. There will be fantastic prizes for the best decorations. Watermelon will be served for everyone afterwards. Call Alice or Ann Fair at 336627-8918 for more information. Be part of this little bit of Americana. CHAMBER NIGHT AT THE MARTINSVILLE MUSTANGS Save the date for Tuesday, July 12th when the Eden Chamber of Commerce holds a special Chamber Night at the Martinsville Mustangs in Martinsville, VA. We want to pack the stadium. Gates open at 6:15pm and the first pitch is at 7:00pm.

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Susan Vernon On June 4, 2011 the Cascade Community Volunteer Fire Department held it's annual "Honorary Mayor's," Race as one of the departments annual fund raisers. After all the votes were counted, Rev. L.Kermit Law was the "New Honorary Mayor" of Cascade. Jerry Hunt who was last years' mayor presented Mr. Law with the official Plaque. Our Friend, Mr. Daniel Boone from Boone Reynolds Funeral Services from Eden NC, was so kind to provide his time and to have the Official Limousine standing by for the New Mayor to make a trip through the Cascade Community. We'd like to publicly thank Mr. Boone for all he does to support us. Watch for the Honorary Mayor in this years Christmas Parade.

4-H Youth Attend District 4-H Presentations Contest On Tuesday, June 21, Rockingham County 4-H youth competed at the North Central 4-H District Activity Day in Randolph County. Rockingham County 4-H was among youth that were from the 16 surrounding counties in the district. The top two competitors in each category get to move onto the NC State 4-H Presentations Contest in July in Raleigh. Rockingham County had six presenters with three of them being first time presenters at District Activity Day which is a big accomplishment!

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Eden City Council makes their opinion known The beginning of the June meeting of Eden City Council was an uplifting moment as Mayor John Grogan noted that this was the first meeting of council under the new honor of “All America City”. Grogan thanked everyone who was involved in getting the name bestowed upon our city and was moved as he spoke of all the work and dedication of the citizens who worked to make it possible. The most publicized consid-

eration at hand for the council in June was the landfill issue which brought out representatives from Dan River Basin Association, The Rockingham County Democratic Party, NAACP and various other citizens who spoke in opposition to the project and presented their groups resolutions on the subject. Citizens spoke to the council about their concerns for the project. Tiffany Haworth, of DRBA noted that Eden just won the designation of All America City

because it was so focused on the environment and the use of it’s rivers, of the tourism efforts, and that the proposed landfill project could destroy our chances of tourism in the future, and possibly the health of our citizens. DRBA has passed a resolution to oppose this project. Haworth introduced T. Butler, secretary of DRBA, who read and presented the Resolution from DRBA opposing the project. (see page 11 for the full resolution) Up next was William Osborne, speaking for the Rockingham County Democratic Party began with his praise of Grayson Whitt and his family, “I have personally known Grayson Whitt for 15 years. He is a fine upstanding citizen, representing his business as well having done a lot for this community. I hope that going forward people will respect the quality people that he and his family are.” Osborne continued, “I think all of us know when we look back at the events in Japan recently that it is easy to call it an extraordinary event, but what you have to remember when you look at this process is that those reactors were designed by some of the world’s finest engineers, nuclear physicists and general contractors, they were under regulations of the Japanese government, had a primary system to avoid a nuclear core breach, a back up system, and a redundant system in case the backup system failed. There was to be no nuclear core breach. But we see how that worked out. He went on to talk of Kingston, Tennessee, where an embankment gave way of coal

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Spirit Of Excellence Recipients To Be Honored On Saturday, July 30, 2011, come celebrate with Ray Jackson and choir of Danville, Va., The Spiritual Keys of Mebane, NC, The Discipleaires of Danville, Va., Nia and Jaylen Parker of Reidsville, NC and The Young Girls Choir of Eden, NC and Various community leaders as we commemorate, Reach For The Stars: The 2011 Spirit Of Excellence Awards! Make A Change theme song performed by Patrick Dickerson This formal event recognizes and honors people and groups in our home community who give their best in service and this year will focus on raising awareness and money for the American Diabetes Association, This year’s award recipients are, Ray Jackson – Musician of the Year, Vickie Bethel – Principal of the Year, Andrew Collins and The Lord’s Pantry – Philanthropist of the Year, Zeb Talley III – Youth Pastor of the Year, New St. Paul Church – Church of the Year, Pastor Joel Clark – Pastor of the Year, Wanda Totten – Humanitarian of the Year, Pam Martin – Outstanding Service Award. The gala will convene at the Eden City Hall, 308 East Stadium Drive Eden, NC 27288. The program starts at 6 p.m. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Catered food and drinks will be provided. Donations are $8 in advance and $10 at the door; $5 for children age 5 to 12. No donation is requested for children under the age of 5. Advance tickets are encourages, as seating is limited. Sponsors of The 2011 Spirit of Excellence Awards include Cornerstone Outreach Mission, True2Life Entertainment and the American Diabetes Association.

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JULY 2011 EDEN’S OWN / COUNTY STAR, PAGE 15 ¶ Eden Council ... continued from previous page ash costing some 1.3 billion dollars in clean up, which was also under scrutiny of regulators. “My point in all this is that the best science in the world cannot protect you from the unforeseen. People like to refer to these events as extraordinary. If we are going to accept that definition, the fact of a tornado hitting Stoneville be an extraordinary event, but it happened,” said Osborne He said what we have is a systemic failure of science to predict the unpredictable. When we talk about the liners used in landfills, Rule number one is: they will fail, they will degrade. Rule number 2 - developers, scientists, and engineers, cannot change rule number 1. The presence of this landfill, particularly since we are looking at uranium mining and fracking to our other borders, would leave us in an excellent position to never see another industry come to this area. When we talk about economics, you talk about risk analysis, cost to benefit ratio and consumer behavior. Osborne said, “We live in an age where a u-tube video can go viral and be all over the world in less than 10 minutes,” giving the example of: Imagine a picture of a garbage truck dumping solid waste, the next sight is a canoe paddling down the river 2.6 miles to the city’s water intake, and the next flash is a Miller Brewing sign. What could this do to our economy? Water is our resource we need to protect it. By the time a a ground water detector determines there has been a leak, it’s too late. Noting that if you look at the cost / benefit analysis, the landfill promises to bring the county two million a year, two million dollars over 100 years = 200 million dollars. Cleaning up Kingston, Tennessee has cost 1.2 Billion so far, not counting the unimaginable intangibles that have been done to that community. Osborne said, “I can envision 100 years from now some man sitting on the bank of the Dan River in a mask and hazmat suit saying “What were they thinking?” This is real guys, this is not just my generation, not just my son’s generation, this is for 1000’s of years to come. He finished with, “I’ve been instructed by the Executive Board of Directors, elected precinct officials and by the general membership of the 27,000 in the county, to advise that Eden City Council, Rockinghmam County Planning Board, Rockingham County Board of Commissioners, and any judicial body that has legal standing in this matter, that the Democrats of Rockingham County are absolutely and firmly in opposition to this landfill construction.” Next up was Malcolm Allen of the NAACP who announced that they were 100% against the project. “Images are important. We hope that Rockingham County will be known as “The County With 2 All American Cities”, and not the dump of the south.” Allen continued, “MillerCoors is a growing company that operates on our water

supply; what would happen if our water became contaminated? We could lose our largest industry.” Speaking for the Rockingham County NAACP, Allen added, “Safety is not always first, but second to profit with many corporations. The traffic and odor would be unbearable. Would those who have their property values decreased, have their taxes lowered? Rockingham County has come too far to dump it all into a massive dump. We are 100% against this project, don’t destroy an image so many have worked hard to create.” Mayor John Grogan followed with a reading of the City of Eden’s resolution opposing the landfill, and council adopted the resolution, deciding to send a copy to the County Planning Board and County Commissioners. City of Eden Resolution

negative effect on the economy and the ability of the City to attract new industry and maintain its current industrial base, and for the potential addition of 500 trucks along Harrington Highway and other highways in our City. APPROVED, ADOPTED AND EFFECTIVE this 21st day of June, 2011. CITY OF EDEN, signed by

John E. Grogan, Mayor of Eden Eden City Council dealt with various other items including: The change of regulations verbiage, which allows only double or triple-wide manufactured homes in the Class A manufactured home zones. Council then approved a zoning map amendment request filed by Spray Cotton Mills and Irvine River

Company for property on Riverside Drive, rezone the property from Residential-4 and Industrial-1 to Residential-4/MH In other business, David Turner of the American Legion Post 254 presented council with a photo and plaque honoring the City’s cooperation and generosity in the flag project at Freedom Park.

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WHEREAS, the Whitt Family Farms LLC owns a 1,750 acre tract of land located immediately adjacent to the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the City of Eden, said tract of land containing four miles of frontage on the Dan River, including numerous wetland areas and intermittent streams that drain into the Dan River; and WHEREAS, said tract of land is also located 11,074 feet from the City of Eden raw water intake site, this being the intake for the public drinking water supply site, located on the Dan River; and WHEREAS, PBK Holdings, LLC has applied to the County of Rockingham for a Special Use Permit for the purpose of constructing and operating a private Modern Regional Landfill and Recycling Center on a maximum of 350 acres of the 1,750 acre tract owned by Whitt Family Farms, LLC; and WHEREAS, said application proposes that the landfill facility site be located within the Dan River Water Supply Watershed Protected Area and the proposed cells be located approximately 200 feet from the floodway and as close as 500 feet to the Dan River; and WHEREAS, said application proposes that the landfill facility would receive municipal household waste primarily from counties within a 60-mile radius, with additional specified waste coming from other states; and WHEREAS, said application proposes for the entrance to the landfill facility to be located on Harrington Highway located in the City of Eden with a maximum of 500 trucks a day entering and exiting the facility; and WHEREAS, the City Council desires to publicly declare its strong opposition to the proposed landfill facility; and NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the City Council for the City of Eden, that it is strongly opposed to the proposed Modern Regional Landfill and Recycling Center because of the potential harm to the Dan River, including public drinking water supply, the location of the landfill being in a protected watershed and its proximity to the flood plain, the negative effect on the quality of life of our citizens, the

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Mayor James K. Festerman announced this morning that Michael J. Pearce is the City of Reidsville’s new City Manager effective today. Pearce, Reidsville’s Director of Community Development since 1992, has been serving as Interim City Manager since February 1 when longtime Manager D. Kelly Almond retired. The announcement came after a closed session of the Reidsville City Council held this morning to discuss personnel. Mayor Festerman said that Pearce has performed so well as Interim City Manager for the past five months that the Council unanimously selected him to the key position. While Pearce had no previous City Manager experience, the Mayor said Pearce has shown grace under pressure since serving in the interim position. “The Council has been extremely impressed with Mr. Pearce’s ability to handle his duties as interim manager,” the Mayor noted. “Several instances have occurred in the past five months that have been highly unusual, and Mr. Pearce has responded with diligence, evenhandedness and creativity. “As Mayor during this interim process, I have been approached by many citizens, fellow employees and other professional local government colleagues that have strongly encouraged me to consider Michael for the top job. He is obviously well liked and respected throughout our local community as well as the County and region. “We received applications from qualified professionals from all across the country, but we felt when all was said and done, that we had the strongest candidate right here in Reidsville,” the Mayor continued. “I am honored to be selected by the Mayor and City Council to follow Kelly Almond as City Manager for the City of Reidsville,” Pearce said. “The last 19-plus years as an employee with Reidsville have been very rewarding, both professionally and personally to me, and I look forward to continuing my service to this great City as its City Manager. “I would like to thank the City Council for this opportunity as well as all of the City employees for their support during my tenure as interim manager. Finally, I would like to thank the citizens of Reidsville for their kind words and support during my entire career, but particularly in these past few months,” Pearce said. “The Council looks forward to a long and productive working relationship with Mr. Pearce,” Festerman said. Pearce, 58, came to Reidsville in March of 1992 to work as Director of Planning and Code Enforcement, a title that would be changed to Director of Community Development in 1994. From 1976 until 1992, he worked for the City of Cumberland, Maryland, where he served in various planning positions with his last job there as Director of Community Development. Pearce received his B.S. Degree in Urban Geography from Frostburg State College in Frostburg, Maryland in 1976. He earned his M.S. Degree in Management from Frostburg in 1981. A member of the Reidsville Rotary Club, he is married to Rita Pearce, a teacher in the Exceptional Children program at Rockingham County High School. He enjoys golf, tennis and traveling.

Local Spotlight at market Square Calling all local musicians and performing Artists In an effort to reach out to local musicians and performing artists. market Square, in conjunction with the rockingham county arts council, will be hosting “local spotlight” the 4th sunday evening from june through september. This event is designed for local artists & musicians to come out and entertain the community. you must sign up in advance and submit a sample of your work. each group or performer will be given

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Rockingham County TDA Announces 2011-2012 Grant Recipients & New Officers In its June meeting, the Rockingham County Tourism Development Authority (TDA) approved a total of $40,000 in marketing grants to various organizations throughout the county for marketing local events and attractions in 2011 and 2012. 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 again this year for grants and received 22 requests totaling more than $93,000. The Board voted to fund a portion of 21 of the applications that were submitted and declined only one request because it occurs prior to the fiscal year. There were four new organizations that submitted requests this year while the remaining were returning applicants. The TDA revised the grant process earlier this year by dividing the grant budget between single-day and multi-events. The Board voted to allocate 25% of its grant funds, or $10,000, towards single-day events and 75% of the funds, or $30,000, towards multi-day events. The TDA will also require a final report from each grant recipient in order to track the number of visitors local events and attractions bring into Rockingham County as well as the amount of hotel rooms booked. “The goal of our Board is to give everybody something,” said Robin Yount, vice president of Tourism. “We wish we could have funded 100% of all of them and we tried to do it as fairly as possible. We are excited about the upcoming events and plans for some of our local attractions. In addition to awarding grants, we will continue to do all we can to help market and support our area events and attractions.” “The Executive Committee of our Board spent four hours going through the applications to determine what to recommend to the full Board for funding,” said

Faye Shelton, chair of the TDA Board. “It is getting harder and harder to choose because these are all worthy events. We just don’t have the money to do everything we would like to do.” The 2011-2012 Marketing and Promotional Grants are awarded to: • City of Eden for Dixie Youth Baseball Tournament • City of Eden for Piedmont Pottery Festival • City of Eden for Riverfest • City of Reidsville for Market Square • Dan River Boat Race • Eden YMCA for swim meets • Eden YMCA for 2012 Girls Softball State Tournament • Eden YMCA for 2012 tennis tournament • Mayodan Antique Extravaganza • MHS Wrestling Boosters for East Coast Challenge • MHS Wrestling Boosters for Holiday Classic Tournament • MHS Wrestling Boosters for Sara Wilkes Invitational Tournament • MHS Wrestling Boosters for Super 32 • MHS Wrestling Boosters for Mid-East 3-A High School Regionals • Piedmont Folk Legacies for Charlie Poole Music Festival • Reidsville Downtown Corporation for Reidsville Downtown Homegrown Festival • Rockingham County Arts Council for Eden Jazz Fest • Rockingham County Arts Council for Rockingham County • Rockingham County Historical Society for Wright Tavern brochure • Southern Culture Society for Carolina ‘Shinefest • The Penn House = During the meeting the TDA Board also voted on new officers for 2011-2012. These officers will begin their terms in July and include: - Johnny Farmer, Chair - B.J. Durham, Vice Chair - Diana Moran, Secretary - Patience Fairman, Assistant Secretary.

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Illuminating Lights Growing up in a small rural community, one of my greatest joys in the summer was catching fire-flies. Seeing the illuminating lights twinkle across the moon-lit night, following the brief flashes of light, just to capture one in my hand, to put into a mason jar. Did you know that not only fire-flies have phosphorus lights, but also some birds? It is thought that there are four Bible birds which carry such lights; the bittern, the crane, the night hawk and the heron. Fishermen and sportsmen alike have noted this strange and unusual light display. The lights of the heron come from what is called “powder-down patches”. On a true heron there are three, one upon each side between the hips and tail, and one upon the breast. These patches are of a yellow, greasy material that sometimes fills the feathers in a form of a yellow powder. This powder is produced by the decomposition of small down feathers, giving parts of the feathers a phosphorus glow at night. The heron’s lights from its breast have been compared to the light of two candles. It is thought that they use such lights to attract and lure fish. The lights from these marvelous creatures could plainly be seen from a considerable distance. Jesus has called upon the redeemed to be lights in the midst of a dark world; the Sermon on Gaffney the Mount, one of Jesus’ most descriptive messages, exemplifies this point. (Matthew 5:14-16) “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Jesus uttered these words on the

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backdrop of the Sea of Galilee, around it stood a small city called Sepphoris that sat upon the hillside. Sepphoris was better known as Safed, or Sfat. Located at the summit of the Galilean mountains, between Capernaum and Acco, it was visible from either of the two locations where scholars believe the Sermon on the Mount was preached. This city was made from limestone, which reflected during the daytime. Salt is one of the primary ingredients in limestone, and without it you could have no illumination. Jesus said in verse thirteen, “Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.” At night the mountain side came alive with the soft glow of these twinkling lights, glistening across the water’s edge. This city was a living testimony to how a Christian should shine in the world; day or night, rain or shine, always beaming for His glory. The ancient city could not be hid, neither can a Christian who is shining bright for the Lord! Like the luminary birds of the Bible, let your light shine and draw others to Christ. “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called out of darkness into his marvelous light.” For a copy of “Where the Birds Make Their Nests” please visit Riverhouse Gifts & Gourmet in Eden or Reidsville Bible Book Store.

Healthy Living in Rockingham County A Health Seminar Series Rockingham County Public Library and Rockingham County Department of Public Health have created a FUN and educational health seminar series for residents in Rockingham County. This series, ‘Healthy Living in Rockingham County’ will effectively educate Rockingham County residents on how to live longer, healthier lives. Please join us by signing up today to get you and your family on the path to a healthier tomorrow. Please register in advance, for any of the series by calling: Tara Martin—336-342-8149 or Beverly Scurry—336-342-8258 or Michael Roche—336-627-1106 SERIES SCHEDULE *Denotes seminar time other than 6pm

Fun in the Sun Tuesday, July 12, 2011 Reidsville Library — 6pm Description — This series will enlighten participants on how to stay safe and hydrated during the hot summer months. You Are What You Eat Tuesday, July 26, 2011 Mayodan Library — 6pm Description — This series will give tips on grocery shopping, healthy portion sizes, and recipe treats. Moving for a Healthy You Tuesday, August 9, 2011 Eden Library — 6pm Description — This series will discuss the benefits and importance of physical activity and will include demonstrations. Keeping Seniors Connected Tuesday, August 23, 2011 Vera Holland — *9am—11am* Description — This series will have a variety of service providers available on site to provide information specifically pertaining to seniors. Healthy Kids for a Healthy Future Tuesday, September 13, 2011 Vera Holland - *5:30pm—7:30pm* Description — This series will have a variety of service providers available on site to provide information specifically pertaining to children. Men’s Health Tuesday, September 27, 2011 Eden Library — 6pm Description — This series will give information on prostate and testicular cancer and resources available to receive screening and treatment within Rockingham County. Women’s Health Tuesday, October 11, 2011 Reidsville Library — 6pm Description — This series will provide breast and cervical cancer information and resources to receive screening and treatment within the Rockingham County. Breathe Healthily, Live Happily Tuesday, October 25, 2011 Reidsville Library — 6pm Description — This series will provide information regarding lung cancer and the harmful effects of tobacco use and resources on tobacco cessation.

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County Star Investing In Rockingham County’s Quality of Life Continued from Page 16 one hour to perform. each sunday event will have two performances. the concerts will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. advertising will be placed in advance to promote the performers. According to Judy Yarbrough, Market Square Manager, “this is an avenue for local performers to come out and showcase their talents.” We have tried to include local performers with each major concert. the only exception this season was the josh thompson/joanna smith show where we sold tickets for the event. we have also tried to provide diverse performers to appeal to a cross section of our community. last year we had latin performers, country, blues and jazz, along with motown. “this year we have an ‘elvis Tribute artist’, Stephen Freeman. our local performers will be the ‘calabash blues & boogie band.’ in july, we have the 80’s cover band ‘the Breakfast club.’” Yarbrough said she is looking for local groups to open for the august and september shows. “in august, the national bluegrass recording artists, ‘blue highway,’ will be appearing, and we are still seeking a local musician to open for this show. we are really excited about our performers in september, ‘rebirth brass band.’ this 10piece brass band comes from the streets of new orleans.” yarbrough said, “There are several opportunities to showcase our local performers. local spotlight will be yet another way to feature the talents we have in reidsville and this county.” According to kathryn Gauldin, Director of the Rockingham County Arts Council, “We are excited to work with the Local Spotlight this summer! At the performances, just before the local performers take the "Spotlight" please join us for a musical workshop at each event- free and open to everyone! Watch for more details!” To sign up, visit the city website at www.ci.reidsville.nc.us or call 336-349-1099. again, you must sign-up in advance.

Meador Inducted to Hall of Fame Frank Meador of Ruffin was selected for induction into the North Carolina 4-H Hall of Fame. Induction will be during NC 4-H Congress in Raleigh in July at which he will be honored at a special ceremony. Leola, Frank’s wife, was inducted in first 100 Alumni. 2009 Information about the Hall of Fame is housed virtually on the NC 4-H Alumni and Friends Association website, available at www.nc4halumni.com. The 4-H recognizes individuals

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County Star Investing In Rockingham County’s Quality of Life Continued from Page 18 who have played a pivotal role in the success of North Carolina's 4-H program. If you have questions about the 4-H program call Harriett Edwards (919.515.9548 or Harriett_Edwards@ncsu.edu) or Dwayne Watson (919.513.0160 or Dwayne_Watson@ncsu.edu).

Farm Bureau Awards Scholarships Leola Meador

Rockingham County Farm Bureau awards scholarships during their awards programs at the high schools. (Note two are RCC students.) Taylor Wright, daughter of Jeff and Sherry Wright, Reidsville. Taylor, a graduate of Rockingham Senior High, will be attending NCSU, and she is also an alternate for the NC Farm Bureau R. Flake Shaw Scholarship. John Richard Norwood, son of John and Nancy Norwood, Ruffin. John, (will graduate from Rockingham Community College in August during their regular graduation exercises for the year.) will be attending NCSU. Three scholarships were awarded to students who will be attending Rockingham Community College. • Kayla Ore, daughter of Sammy and Corrine Ore, Reidsville, student at Rockingham Community College. • Olivia Siler, daughter of Gary and Emily Siler, Reidsville, graduate of Rockingham Senior High. • Jessica Baker, daughter of Michael and Leesa Baker, Stoneville, graduate of McMichael High School.

Art At County Governmental Center Several artists will be displaying their work at the Governmental Center through July.Artwork can be viewed during regular business hours of 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday Friday. Among these are Brenda Beck, Shelia Williams and Angela DeGraff Torrey. Shelia Williams of Summerfield said of her work, “It is my hope that the viewer is a participant in my work, not only accepting my message, but interpreting each piece as it relates to himself.” After many years of juggling painting and a career in public service, Shelia now works steadily in her studio in Oak Ridge, North Carolina, painting and leading painting groups. She holds a BFA degree from UNCG and continues to study independently

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City to host another Dixie Youth tournament at Freedom Park by Johnny Farmer, Director of Parks & Recreation

The City of Eden will host the Dixie Youth Baseball O-Zone State Tournament at Freedom Park from July 14 through 21. A cookout will be held for all players, coaches and their families beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 14 with the opening ceremony following at 7. Dixie Youth officials will welcome and introduce the players and coaches and Mayor John Grogan will welcome everyone to Freedom Park and the City of Eden. The mayor will throw out the first pitch and the opening ceremony should conclude at approximately 8 p.m. Tournament play Friday and Saturday will begin at 2 p.m. with games played on two fields until around 9 each evening. On Sunday, a church service will be held at the Eden Kiwanis Amphitheater at the park from 10:15 until 11 a.m. Games will follow at 12:30 p.m. with the last game scheduled to begin at 5:30. Monday’s games will begin at 11 a.m. and the last game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. while Tuesday’s games will begin at 7 p.m. The championship will be determined by a best two out of three games on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, if necessary. Thirteen teams will participate in this tournament from across the state of North Carolina. There will be over 200 players and coaches, along with many parents and family members in the city during this tournament. They will be staying at local motels and hotels and eating in Eden’s restaurants. The City of Eden is very happy that North Carolina Dixie Youth Baseball chose the city to host this year’s tournament and hope it will choose the city for future tournaments. This event would not be possible without the support of the City of Eden, Eden Tourism Department, Rockingham Tourism Development Authority, local sponsors and all the volunteers who have offered their time to help host this event. On behalf of

the City of Eden, I would like to say a big thank you to all of these groups and individuals. Let’s make this Dixie Youth State O-Zone Baseball Tournament an event the players, coaches, and families with remember for the rest of their lives, and let’s show our visitors that good ole’ Southern hospitality that we in Eden are known for. For more information on this tournament, please call the City of Eden Parks & Recreation Department at 623-2110, option 3.

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From The Desks Of CITY HALL Eden training center to open this fall By Mike Dougherty, Director of Economic Development

The City of Eden, Rockingham Community College and Goodwill Industries have partnered to create a training center to help Eden residents upgrade their employment skills and seek employment opportunities. It will be located at 220-H King’s Highway in the Kingsway Plaza shopping center. The city wanted to enable its citizens, who may not have access to transportation or cannot afford the fuel costs for daily commutes to the

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RCC Wentworth campus, to have a convenient location in which to gain the needed skills to successfully enter the workplace. The City of Eden will help fund the facility upgrade and lease costs for a two-year period, then transfer all operational costs to Goodwill Industries. A similar center in Reidsville was originally projected to serve 500 citizens, but more than 3,000 have used the center. The Reidsville Center offers the RCC Allied Health program that affords local residents the opportunity to gain training needed in the health care field, as well as computer and basic skills training. The Eden Training Center will provide adult basic education, general education development, computer skills training, human resource development, and a new program that permits students to pursue GED or developmental studies in conjunction with skills training. Other programs will be added depending upon the community needs. A recent job fair held at Eden

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City Hall drew more than 650 people seeking employment. Local companies, such as Karastan Rug Mill and Gildan Activewear, have supported the concept of a local training center. “The Eden City Council wanted to do something proactive to help its citizens gain vital employment skills in this increasingly competitive environment,” City Councilman Jim Burnette said. Burnette has been integrally involved in this process since it was first proposed in late 2010. Councilman Wayne Tuggle, a former Eden, Rockingham County and Guilford County educator, has also supported this initiative. In May of 2011, the funds for this center were approved as part of the 20112012 Eden City Budget. The projected opening for the center is the fall of 2011, although a specific date has not been determined at this time. For more information about the Eden Training Center, call Mike Dougherty at 623-7789, ext. 3046.

Purdy retiring from city Aug. 1 The city’s solid waste team will lose a longtime member when Phillip Purdy retires Aug.1. Purdy has worked for the City of Eden since early 1996 when he started as a laborer on the truck crew that collects brush and bulk items. He also worked on the rear loader garbage trucks. Purdy was trained to operate the knuckle boom trucks and received a promotion to crew leader in 2000. Throughout his career with the city, he has been a dependable employee. Solid Waste Superintendent Rodney Carter noted that though he was happy for Purdy to reach retirement, he hated to see a hard worker leave. “I’ve worked with Phillip for 12 years, six of those as his supervisor, and I appreciate the hard work and dedication he has shown to the Solid Waste Division and in his service to Eden’s citizens. We will miss him on our team.” Purdy is an Eden native and still resides in our beautiful city. He is married to Patricia and has four children and 14 grandchildren. Along with spending more time with his family, we hope he will find time in his retirement to enjoy his favorite hobbies – fishing, bike riding and hunting.Purdy retiring from city Aug. 1 The city’s solid waste team will lose a longtime member when Phillip Purdy retires Aug.1. Purdy has worked for the City of Eden since early 1996 when he started as a laborer on the truck crew that collects brush and bulk items. He also worked on the rear

City to hold first citizens’ academy By Sheralene Thompson, City Clerk

Have you ever wondered how things work in your city government? Have you questioned where your tax dollars go? Do you think you have what it takes to make a difference in our city but you don’t know how? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the City of Eden Citizens’ Academy is for you. Beginning Sept. 1, the City of Eden will host a Citizens’ Academy Program. The purpose of the program is to improve understanding, communication and cooperation between local government and those it serves. The sessions are designed to help citizens learn about the City of Eden and the services it provides. Through lectures, hands-on activities and interaction, participants will gain insight into how the city operates on a day-to-day basis, as well as how it plans for the future. Participants will learn how city government affects the quality of life in Eden. Citizens will be interested in attending for many reasons including an expectation to become better acquainted with the city and its programs and services, learning about the policies and procedures of city government, meeting new people or finding ways to volunteer in the community. Participants may be representatives from a cross-section of citizens – new and lifelong residents, professionals, homemakers, business owners, retirees, civic group leaders and high school students – all of whom share an interest in becoming better informed about how a city operates. Interested participants should submit an application and will be selected on a first-come basis. Participants must be at least 18 years old and class size will be limited to 20 participants. When class capacity has been met, the excess applications are carried over to the next academy. Applications request standard information, such as a name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and employer name and address, but they also ask for the applicant’s birthplace, length of time living in Eden and Rockingham County, interests and accomplishments, and expectations from the program. There is no cost to individuals who attend the sessions, but the city strongly encourages participants to commit the time to attend each program. The sessions begin on Sept. 1 and will be held each Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. for 10 weeks at various city locations. Site visits will include trips to the public works, police and fire departments, parks and recreational areas. Since many participants will arrive directly from work without eating, a light meal will also be provided each week. The program is truly a look behind the scenes of local government, pointing out its role and limitations, as well as a glimpse into the longterm planning that makes Eden what it is today. Applicants must apply by Aug. 22 in order to be considered for the 2011 session. Applications are available at City Hall, the Eden Chamber of Commerce, the Eden Public Library or apply online at www.edennc.us. loader garbage trucks. Purdy was trained to operate the knuckle boom trucks and received a promotion to crew leader in 2000. Throughout his career with the city, he has been a dependable employee. Solid Waste Superintendent Rodney Carter noted that though he was happy for Purdy to reach retirement, he hated to see a hard worker leave. “I’ve worked with Phillip for 12 years, six of those as his supervisor, and I appreciate the hard

work and dedication he has shown to the Solid Waste Division and in his service to Eden’s citizens. We will miss him on our team.” Purdy is an Eden native and still resides in our beautiful city. He is married to Patricia and has four children and 14 grandchildren. Along with spending more time with his family, we hope he will find time in his retirement to enjoy his favorite hobbies – fishing, bike riding and hunting.


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Paddle on Philpott Lake to Waterfall With the Dan River Basin Association Flat-water Paddle Trip to Emerson Falls July 2 The Dan River Basin Association's First Saturday Outing on July 2 will be a leisurely flat-water paddle on Philpott Lake. Launching canoes and kayaks at the Ryans Branch Park on Union Bridge Road, participants will paddle 2.5 miles to Emerson Falls, one of the most beautiful features along the lake's 100 miles of shoreline. Paddlers will meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Ryan's Branch Access (GPS 36.849853, -80.10227) to begin the 5-mile round trip. Coordinator for the outing is Craig (Rocky) Rockwell, Operations Project Manager at Philpott Lake, which is a U. S. Army Corps of Engineers reservoir. Speaking from extensive personal experience at the lake, Rockwell says, "It's an hour-long leisurely paddle from Ryans Branch, rewarded by the almost tropical beauty of Emerson Falls." Expecting midsummer sunshine reflected from the clear waters of the lake, Rockwell reminds paddlers that a hat and either sunscreen or clothing protection from the sun are recommended. "Because it's a lake, not a stream, you'll be paddling out under direct sun," he cautions. Also, since it's a flat-water trip, paddling is easier than going up-current on a river, but more work than going down-current. A further recommendation is to bring plenty of water to drink. "It will likely be hot and humid, and the lake will be very warm by then," Rockwell continues. Once at Emerson Falls, "playing in the water is highly encouraged, and a nice break from paddling." Clearly entranced by the destination, Rockwell concludes, "Emerson Falls is one of the most exotic spots on Philpott Lake. Bring your camera; it's a very photogenic spot." In keeping with the Independence Day spirit, the Friends of Philpott will be on hand to provide hot dogs for those who wish to purchase lunch either before or after the paddle. Friends of Philpott promote environmentally responsible use, development, and protec-

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The Community Appearance Commission presented the June Community Appearance Award to Belladonna Antiques and Interiors, located on Washington Street. Business owners Eddie Vernon and Mark Stevens have created a beautiful and inviting business (both inside and out) in the Olde Leaksville Historic District. Stop by to see what they have done with this historic building and check out their large selection of interesting and unique antiques. The Appearance Award is presented monthly to a business that has made exterior improvements to their grounds or building. Congratulations to Belladonna Antiques and Interiors for making Eden a more beautiful place to live, work and play!

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Betty Mae Hall Snyder of 606 Fraker Place and most recently of The Brian Center of Eden, N.C. celebrated her 100th birthday on Saturday May 28th. Mae as she was referred to most of her life, was born in 1911 to Felix F. & Ellen Sullivan Hall in Rockingham County. She lived many of her adult years as a housewife in rural Caswell County (Hwy 119) near the township of Leasburg. In 1986 after the death of her husband Wes and her son Charles, she moved to Eden to Be near her sister Sadie Patterson and son Bobby Eugene Snyder. She lived with her Grandson Charles Reuben Snyder until her Recent move to the Brian Center of Eden. Her birthday was celebrated with family, friends and former neighbors of Caswell County.

would equip me. And He did! This book is His work; I was just the vessel He chose to put it down on paper.” This book is a commentary, but it is unlike any other for it comes from a woman’s perspective; a place that draws out the sensory and emotional aspects of the book instead of being intimidated by them. Bair continues, “I want all who read “The Book of Revelation Through a Woman’s Eyes” to experience and feel what is going on in God’s book ‘Revelation’ as if they were watching it unfold right in front of their very eyes.” “There is an urgency in my heart to get this book out, to reach those who have been hesitant to read Revelation,” Bair says. Many have been told it was too complicated to understand or it is not relevant in today’s life. There are those who are to fearful to pick Revelation up and read it on their own. “You do not have to fear this book. Revelation is a book that is alive and totally relevant for today’s life, and will give you hope and peace for the future in this fast moving world,” consoles Bair. “I call to you to come, take a walk with me through the pages of Revelation and find comfort in knowing that what you are seeing unfold around you today, in every day life as well as through the media from around the world, is in full control of God Almighty and the Lamb.” “The Book of Revelation Through a Woman’s Eyes” by Bari Bair is available for purchase in a few places in Eden and Reidsville, And on-line through a m a z o n . c o m , Barnesandnoble.com., CrossBooks.com or Lifeway.com. There are several other outlets as well. Cost is $24.95 soft cover, $39.95 hard cover.


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2011 MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS REIDSVILLE OCTOBER 11, 2011 6:30 AM - 7:30 PM Candidate Filing Period: August 5, 2011 (Noon) – August 19, 2011 (Noon) Registration Deadline: September 16, 2011 Residency Deadline: September 12, 2011 Absentee by Mail Request Begins September 9, 2011 Ends October 4, 2011 Voted ballots must be received in the Board of Elections office by 5:00 pm Monday – October 10 One Stop - Wentworth Voting will be held at the Elections Office (240 Cherokee Camp Road) September 22 – October 8 Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday (October 8) 9:00 am – 1:00 pm EDEN, MADISON, MAYODAN, STONEVILLE, WENTWORTH NOVEMBER 8, 2011 6:30 AM - 7:30 PM Candidate Filing Period: July 1, 2011 (Noon) – July 15, 2011 (Noon) *EDEN WILL FILE SEPARATELY ON THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULE… July 25, 2011 (Noon) – August 12, 2011 (Noon) Registration Deadline: October 14, 2011 Residency Deadline: October 10, 2011

Absentee by Mail Request Begins October 7, 2011 Ends November 1, 2011 Voted ballots must be received in the Board of Elections office by 5:00 pm Monday - Nov.7 One Stop - Wentworth Voting will be held at the Elections Office (240 Cherokee Camp Road) October 20 – November 5 Mon – Fri. 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday (Nov. 5) 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Following Offices are up for Election in 2011 CITY OF EDEN City Council – Ward 1 (1 Seat) City Council – Ward 2 (1 Seat) City Council – Ward 6 (1 Seat) City Council – Ward 7 (1 Seat) CITY OF REIDSVILLE Councilman – District A (2 Seats) Councilman – District B (2 Seats) TOWN OF MADISON Mayor (1 Seat) Alderman (3 Seats) TOWN OF MAYODAN Mayor (1 Seat) Councilman (3 Seats) TOWN OF STONEVILLE Mayor (1 Seat) Councilman (5 Seats) TOWN OF WENTWORTH Councilman (3 Seats)

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EDEN KIWANIS OLE FASHION FOURTH CELEBRATION

The Eden Kiwanis are gearing up for this years Fun Forth Celebration. This is the 42nd 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 Sunday evening at 5:00 pm July 3 with a one-price ride-all special on the amusements Rides. Also the ever popular Beach Bingo and Horseshoe Tournament will begin at 2pm as well as vendors of all kinds and food for every taste. ADMISSION IS FREE for both days. Monday 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 and Only FIREWORK Display in the county at All are Welcome. approximately 10PM.

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Cundiff to attend NC School of Science and Math It’s hard enough to make it through high school these days, but being exceptional enough at it to be accepted into the North Carolina School of Science and Math in Durham, North Carolina, can border on amazing. Frances Cundiff, daughter of Pam Cundiff and husband, Tim Ratcliffe of Eden, did just that. She is a rising junior at Morehead High School, and will transfer to the Durham school in the Fall where she plans to study a CRNA Course selection following her career goal of becoming a CRNA (Nurse Anesthetist). Her mom is thrilled yet apprehensive in having her daughter of 16 years move away

at such an impressionFrances’ mother Pam able time, but the Cundiff said, “ There opportunity is too are approx. 345 students much to pass up. “You in each grade level (Jr. are somewhat preand Sr.). pared to lose your She was 'baby' at 18, but not as informed of her possible much at 16. I am conacceptance on April fident in the security 17th, 2011. The final and supervision supdecision was made after Cundiff plied on campus and Welcome Day on May would never deny her 18th, and she started this exceptional educational making plans for the upcoming opportunity,” Frances’ mom says, school year. “As I prepare home cooked Frances says of being sepameals six days a week, I am con- rated from her school friends, “I cerned about her switching to a know I’ll miss my friends like more institutional food. I have crazy and it'll be really hard at faith in God, and Frances, that the first but we'll stay in touch, and I values surrounding her entire life know we'll be at each other's will travel with her.” graduations.” It is a residential The young Cundiff applied high school; there are only 14 to the School in the Fall of 2010, nationwide. It was the first and which requires stringent criteria remains the model for others. All 660 Pierce St., Suite D, Eden for acceptance. They review students are required to live on (BESIDE WAL-MART) community service, GPA, SAT campus, with extended weekends 336-623-2235 scores, prior courses. They accept approx. every 4 weeks. students from each Cundiff will enter this year’s Now Welcoming Congressional District. Director studies with Ivy Hubbard, daughLORI GRFFIN of Admissions Rob Andrews ter of Laura and Jim Hubbard, of STYLIST made a visit to MHS in the fall to Eden, who has also been acceptdiscuss requirements etc. ed, and two rising seniors Now Taking New Clients! Samantha Hartsoe and Patrick Elmer were also accepted to the school. At one time, NCSSM graduates received a 'free ride' to an NC University. This ceased in 2009. (336) 623-4910 However, the advanced curricu101 N. Van Buren Rd. • Eden lum will well prepare her for her Hours: Mon. • Wed. • Fri. - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. career, her choice of colleges, and possible scholarship opportuSummer Special! nities. For the 2010 there were 2 Pc. Suit Cleaned For $7 $24 million in scholarship awarded to the graduating class of 345 10 Dress Shirts Cleaned For $10 students.

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SECTION B EDEN’S OWN JOURNAL / ROCKINGHAM COUNTY STAR Step back in time at… Madison Dry Goods Co. and Mercantile Richard Miller asks you to step back in time when you enter Madison Dry Goods Co. and Mercantile, and enjoy the creaking of the original wooden floors, browse the collection of antiques and collectibles that line the shelves which create their displays. Stepping into Madison Dry Good & Mercantile is like stepping back in time to the good ole days! While at “The Dry Goods”, as most locals call it, be sure to pick up some jelly, jams, honey, pickles, along with oldtimey candies and other local

products. “We also specialize in quality branded apparel for that casual and outdoor enthusiast with great quality and exceptional prices,” Richard says. The antique displays and items hanging from the ceiling (an old bike, a boot turned into a bird house, and much more) are just the beginning of what Miller hopes visitors will remember. Come in to rest your feet and your mind as you shop for unique clothing and items that can only be purchased here.

New and old, the store boasts items not found in your local “box store”.

Tired? You can also enjoy just sitting in the rocking chairs, sipping on a cold glass bottle soda from the original olde coke box, play a game of checkers and relax. Richard & Kathy Miller opened the business in 1995 and now Richard operates it. We have had tours from throughout the Piedmont, from Roanoke including church groups and bus tours. The unassuming store boasts having visitors from every state in the union and 8 countries. Miller noted that the store was also featured in Our State Magazine Special Edition “Small Towns 2005”, on Fox channel 8 “Roy’s Folks”, WRAL TV Tar Heel Traveler in Raleigh. Madison Dry Goods Co. and Mercantile is located at 104 West Murphy Street, Downtown Historic Madison, NC 27025, in the Original Hotel Sterling and Penn Hardware Company, circa 1908. Be sure to stop in Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. And for more information please call 336-427-7099, or visit madisondrygoods.com.

Richard Miller welcomes guests to Madison Dry Goods with a smile and down home hospitality.

Looking and feeling like a step back in time, the store offers name brand items for the discriminating taste as well.

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Zach Yeary, who is working on his Eagle project and Scouts took a break from the hot work, resting by the waterfall.

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New Pastor and family welcomed The members and friends of First Presbyterian Church are pleased to welcome their new pastor, the Rev. Peter N. Smith, who will begin his ministry with us on Sunday, July 3! Rev. Smith comes to us from the Philadelphia area, where he was Senior Pastor of the Lower Providence Presbyterian Church for the last seven years. Ordained in 1983, he has also served pastorates in South Carolina (Goose Creek) and Virginia (Waynesboro and Hillsville). Pastor Smith was born and raised in St. Louis. He has a bachelor’s degree in history from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond. Peter’s wife Lisa is from Hillsville, VA – so they are very pleased to be moving back south and closer to family. Lisa is an experienced public school teacher, and for the last six years has worked beside her husband as the Music Director at their former church. Their son Jacob has just graduated from Virginia Tech

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Karastan, a Division of Mohawk Industries in Eden has awarded two Scholarships to area high school graduates. 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 involvement, 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. Winners of the 2011 Karastan Scholarships are as follows: MICHAEL MOYER Son of Brenda Moyer, (Autoset), was awarded on May 31st at J. M. Morehead High School award ceremony a $1400 Karastan 2Year Scholarship to attend Rockingham Community College where he will pursue an Associate’s degree in the Machinist program. Community & Extracurricular Activities: NAACP (one year) KEANDRA HAMPTON

Daughter of Arthur Hampton (Production Control), on May 27th at Rockingham County High School award ceremony, was awarded a $4000 Karastan 4-Year Scholarship to attend North Carolina Central University, where she will pursue a Bachelor's degree in Nursing. School Activities: H.O.S.A. Club, Awareness Presentation Team, Journalism, North Carolina District 5 HOSA, Health and Wellness Team, Homecoming court nominee, Air Force JROTC Community & Extracurricular Activities: Relay for Life, Morehead Memorial Hospital Volunteer, Youth Dance Team, Youth Usner Board Ministry Honors and Achievements: Vice President of HOSA Aug 2010 – June 2011, NC District 5 HOSA Reporter 2010, Cadet 2nd Lt in AFJROTC Aug 2010 – Jan 2011, Asst. Comm. of APT Team – Aug 2009 – Jan 2010, National Honor Award for 3.0 GPA or higher – 4 years, Aerospace Science Honor Award – 4 years, Most Outspoken for Senior Superlatives. In her spare time Keandra Hampton volunteers at Morehead Memorial Hospital where she shares her warm smile and helping hand.

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BULLIES, STAY OUT OF MY SANDBOX.

The ROCKINGHAM

Amanda Rorrer, Contributing writer Author of Runningwrite.blogspot.com “We are so presumptuous that we think we can separate our personal interest from that of humanity, and slander mankind without compromising ourselves” ~Marquis de Vauvenargues

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For every bit of goodness we want to see and feel, there is an equal amount of anger and disdain in the world. Sometimes we put ourselves in situations that are just plain stupid and we reap the consequences of our thoughtless actions. But what about the times when the source of pain and anguish shows up at our doorstep, pounding on the door? Unwanted, unwelcome, and most importantly, uninvited, yet unwilling to leave. There will always be people in the world who want to see others fail, and it’s hard when you know you are the subject of their taunting and wishful demise. I will never understand the hurtful and malicious ways of human nature. It’s been said that some people bring gladness wherever they go, and others, only when they leave. There are those people in all walks of life such as our occupations, churches, and yes, even our families who breed an air of negativity around them. They have a way of snuffing out joy, bringing gloom and just plain old hurtful negativity. My pastor once referred to these sorts of people as “prickly people” because of their ability to “get under the skin” and attempt to destroy anything good and decent. We all must develop some sort of sense that allows us to let the negativity roll off, to brush off our sleeves, to keep on keeping on. But I also know that there is an instinct that lies in each of us to protect what is closest and most dear to us. I try to avoid those “prickly people” and the negative situations that they bring with them. But there are times in our lives when we are confronted, at the least expected moment, and we have to make quick decisions about how to react. Those situations that are closest to the heart breed the quickest responses. Sometimes, that response is anger,

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and I will admit that actions and words spoken in anger never result in a positive outcome. But this is life. We take the good with the bad, we know it can’t all be good, but we still have a choice in how to respond. I believe it is in these emotional moments when we use the least amount of rational thinking, because instinct quickly takes over. In my personal experience, I have been repeatedly hurt at various times in my life by people who were supposed to protect and love me. So much it seems that hurt is no longer the first emotion I feel when these situations arise. Anger is the emotion which manifests itself in these situations as a defense mechanism for my own heart. Past hurt does not excuse present anger, nor does anger lessen the hurt that is inevitably felt and sometimes complicated to a more extreme level once the anger subsides. . I write this because each person experiences anger. Every person, no matter how virtuous and positive, no matter how much Christianity they practice or preach, experiences anger. We are human, people. And that makes us the same on at least one level. It’s what we do with that anger that separates us from others. I have strong feelings within myself about the subjects where there are no “grey” areas. There is strictly right and wrong. Invading the peace and privacy of people’s lives, using children as exploits, and treating someone who is family with a downgrading air of superiority is a combination of wrongs that add up to a combustible situation. Children playing in a sandbox may argue over a toy, each feeling the validity of his personal right to play with it. But when a child works hard to build a sandcastle, and the bully, seeing the vulnerability and opportunity for destruction, crushes the sandcastle with one mighty stomp of the foot, the child who worked hard to build it cries because the heart is broken. After one too many stomped sandcastles, the child learns to react in a different way. The focus is no longer on the toy, but on the effort and care put into building the castle, because each castle is a representation of the child himself. Eventually the bully must be faced head on. Sometimes, children just can’t play in the same sandbox. The world is a giant sandbox, and the same is true for adults. Facebook is the tool in today’s society that connects the sandboxes of the world. We don’t have to answer the door; we simply have to log on to allow hurt and negativity into our homes. The company we keep in person should be no different than the company we keep on Facebook, but this is often not the case. We are quick to add friends, and equally quick to post hurtful and critical comments that are judgmental of others. We don’t have to type a person’s name for this to occur. We are just as quick to delete friends and bear our souls via profile and inbox. Digital judgments occur because our fingers move faster than our minds and hearts. Comments are often post-

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ed as a result of anger mode. Slander is written and read because there are no direct repercussions. In fact, Facebook takes the very aspect of real communication out of the picture: face to face encounters. In my opinion, Facebook is the most widely abused tool that causes heartache, pain, and encourages a strange animosity and acceptance for the way people feed off of one another’s misery. I will admit that I too have been guilty of all of the above, unintentionally at first, but more recently when I felt personally attacked on Facebook. American author Jonathan Swift said, “A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong, which is but saying that he is wiser today than yesterday.” I was wrong by allowing myself to become angered and feel pain by personal attacks from people who wish to hurt me and my closest family. Yet I am all the wiser now because of the experience, so in turn, I must say “thank you” to those who have helped open my eyes to the cruelness of the virtual world of Facebook. Not everyone is your friend, even if they are somehow kin to you. Not everything that occurs in one’s head should be posted to the world. I am beginning to think that really, it is the coward’s way out to post on a person’s profile the words which cannot be backed with guts to say to one’s face, or over the telephone even, when the voice can actually be heard. The reality is that the post to Facebook contains the most malice and achieves maximum results of injury because it is there for all to read what only few people need to know. The even stronger reality is that most of it could be avoided if people thought not only about the words coming out of the mouth, but the words being produced by the fingers and the consequences attached. Clicking the little X box and deleting a comment does not take it back. Once posted it remains forever; even if not on the screen but in the heart and head. I first saw Facebook as a way to connect with old high school friends, then as a way to keep up and in touch with what’s going on. I was able to share photos and communicate with out of town family. It was also a way to spread the word about positive events and happenings in the community. I saw a way to provide a wider audience for my writing, and if you’re reading this via computer, chances are you clicked on the link to my blog from Facebook. But every time I log on, I also see the bullies of the sandbox. It’s sad that most of the people I’ve had to remove from my friend list have been family, and it started two years ago, not last week. I guess that’s why the geniuses of the program included apps like delete and block. If you’re reading this in print and don’t know what I mean by words like “app, block, delete, or blog” then count yourselves among the lucky, because you have not been engulfed in the age of social networking sites that is rapidly contributing to the destruction of our society. I agree to some extent with Andy Rooney, veteran CBS News correspondent who said, “Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don’t need to be done.” Purposefully hurting and criticizing other people are things that don’t need to be done. From now on, if I can’t type something nice, then I plan not to type at all (even if someone else is not so nice). And in the same respect, if you don’t like what I type as a post or write on my blog, save us both some hassle and delete me. I am busy with many positive things that occupy my time and chances are, I will never even know I’m gone. Bullies, stay out of my sandbox.

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Investing In Rockingham County’s Quality of Life Continued from Page 21 tion of the lake's resources through community involvement and education. Philpott Lake was created on the Smith River when the dam was completed in 1952, impounding some 2,900 acres of water in Franklin, Patrick, and Henry counties. The lake supplies hydroelectricity, flood risk management, recreation, and environmental stewardship. Over 6,400 acres of undeveloped land surrounding the lake are managed by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. Participants in the outing are asked to provide boat, life jacket, lunch or snacks and water, to dress in layers of artificial (quick-drying) fabric and to sign a waiver. As in all DRBA paddles, all boaters must wear a life jacket. To reach Ryan's Branch Access from US 220 at Bassett Forks, Virginia, turn west on Fairystone Park Highway (Rt 57). Travel 12.7 miles, and turn right on Fairystone Lake Road (SR 346). Travel 0.5 mile and turn left on Union Bridge Road (SR 623). Travel 5.4 miles and make right turn to entrance. From Rocky Mount, Virginia, drive west on Rt 40 for 15 miles. Turn left onto Thompson Ridge Road (SR 788) and travel 2.8 miles. Turn right onto Fairy Stone Park Road (SR 623). Travel 2 miles and make left turn to entrance. DRBA's First Saturday Outings are open to the public without charge. For trip information, contact trip coordinator Craig Rockwell, 276-629-4512 ext 224, Craig.S.Rockwell@usace.army.mil. For information about the Dan River Basin Association, visit www.danriver.org.

Fifth Annual God Bless America Day Woodbine Baptist Church, Mayodan, NC Woodbine Baptist Church will celebrate the fifth annual God Bless America Day on July 3, 2011. Doors will open at 9:00 a.m. for viewing photographs of area veterans and World War ll memorabilia display in our Hall of Honor. Special guest is Colonel J. Shelton Scales, one of three surviving battalion commanders from Iwo Jima. An added feature this year will be an “Operation Bandana” table. The ceremony in the sanctuary will begin at 10:30 a.m., with the posting of colors by the NC National Guard Honor Guard, under the command of SFC Thomas J. Powell. As the different service anthems are being played, all armed forces personnel, active and retired, will be invited to follow their flags to the front of the auditorium and be recognized. Music will be provided by the Woodbine Choir, Jacob Vaughn, Sarah Pruitt, Tammy Oakley, Shanon Vernon, and Charles Stovall. World War ll Airman John McGlohon, who photographed the Hiroshima atomic bomb explosion, will share his story. Pastor Dr. Jim Crews will bring a message from God’s Word, after which the National Guard will strike colors. SFC Powell will command a short outdoor ceremony that will include placing of a commemorative wreath, folding of the flag, 21 – gun salute, and Taps. Everyone is invited to an all-American meal of hot-dogs and homemade desserts immediately following the outdoor program. Woodbine Baptist Church is located at 7546 Highway 135 in Mayodan, NC. There is no admission charge and reservations are not required. Please come and help us pay “honor to whom honor is due”

Eden Senior Center Events Call the Garden of Eden Senior Center for details on any of the items below 627-4711. • Travel Group – Come travel with us to Lancaster, Pennsylvania and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. • Friends Club – Meet the second Tuesday at 10:00 at the center for our meeting. We meet for lunch at a local restaurant the fourth Tuesday of each month. Anyone is welcome to come join the fun and fellowship. • Senior Dance at the CB Hut featuring the City Limits Band. Monday, July 25th from 7-9:30 admission will only be $5.00 at the door. Come at 6 for line dance. The dance is held the last Monday of each month. • Free Line Dance just for fun and exercise at 10:15 every Monday. • Landscape/ One Stroke paint classes- Thursdays from 9-12. • Legal Aid: July 14th at 10:00am call 1-800-951-2257 to make appt. • Genealogy class by Gerri Garrison- Learn to explore your family history. Classes will be held Fridays at 1:30. Classes are Free of charge. • Come walk our track anytime 5 laps=1mile on the Senior Center Track. Walking Group meets at the track on Mon., Wed. and Fri. 8:00-8:30am. Come Exercise with us on Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30-9:00. Sit down or stand up class using resistance bands, balls and hand held weights. • Rook or Hand and Foot card games – Anyone interested in playing the card game Hand and Foot or Rook please show up at the Garden of Eden Senior Center before 1:00pm on Wednesdays. • Bingo Bash at 9:00 on Monday, July 18th at the Garden of Eden Senior Center. • Register Now for Computer Classes: Garden of Eden Senior Center: Print shop 9-12 Thursdays beginning August 25 – October 13th. Discover the Internet Thursdays 1:30-4:30 August 25 – October 13th. • Seniors are welcome to come use our computers during times we do not have classes. Discover the computer (basic comp) Wednesdays 3:30-5:30


JULY 2011 EDEN’S OWN / COUNTY STAR, PAGE 29 ¶ Note to self: 'Cancel credit cards prior to death! Be sure and cancel your credit cards before you die! This is so priceless and so easy to see happening - customer service, being what it is today! A lady died this past January, and ANZ bank billed her for February and March for their annual service charges on her credit card, and then added late fees and interest on the monthly charge. The balance had been $0.00, now is somewhere around $60.00. A family member placed a call to the ANZ Bank: Family Member: 'I am calling to tell you that she died in January.' ANZ: 'The account was never closed and the late fees and charges still apply.' Family Member: 'Maybe, you should turn it over to collections.' ANZ: 'Since it is two months past due, it already has been.' Family Member: So, what will they do when they find out she is dead?' ANZ: 'Either report her account to the frauds division or report her to the credit bureau, maybe both!' Family Member: 'Do you think God will be mad at her?' ANZ: 'Excuse me?' Family Member: 'Did you just get what I was telling you . . . The part about her being dead?' ANZ: 'Sir, you'll have to speak to my supervisor.' Supervisor gets on the phone: Family Member: 'I'm calling to tell you, she died in January.' ANZ: 'The account was never closed and the late fees and charges still apply.' Family Member: 'You mean you want to collect from her estate?' ANZ: (Stammer) 'Are you her lawyer?' Family Member: 'No, I'm her great nephew.' (Lawyer info given) ANZ: 'Could you fax us a certificate of death?' Family Member: 'Sure.' ( fax number is given ) After they get the fax: ANZ: 'Our system just isn't set up for death. I don't know what more I can do to help.' Family Member: 'Well, if you figure it out, great! If not, you could just keep billing her. I don't think she will care.' ANZ: 'Well, the late fees and charges do still apply.' Family Member: 'Would you like her new billing address?' ANZ: 'That might help.' Family Member: ' Rookwood Memorial Cemetery, 1249 Centenary Rd, Sydney Plot Number 1049.' ANZ: 'Sir, that's a cemetery!' Family Member: 'Well, what the **** do you do with dead people on your planet?'

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149 N. Fieldcrest Rd. Delegates of the North Carolina Senior Tar Heel Legislature (STHL) met in Raleigh this week. Secretary Lanier Cansler, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), offered an encouraging report about DHHS Excels, a strategic plan that aims to help all North Carolinians attain optimal health and well-being, including older adults. The plan will make efficient use of public funds and offer effective services and support to individuals and families. North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has 26 divisions including Area Agencies on Aging, County Departments of Social Services, local Health Departments, and more than 19,000 employees around the state. In an effort to serve the “whole person” the entire organization has adopted one mission statement. In addition, Secretary Cansler stated five values that will lead to change and strengthen the department. Each agency will remain customer-focused, anticipate change, collaborate with other divisions within NCDHHS and “break down existing silos”, offer a transparent approach to decision-making, and shift to resultsoriented style of leadership. Secretary Cansler anticipates that NCDHHS Excels will make good use of tax dollars, provide improved assistance to individuals who utilize DHHS services, and develop stronger partnerships within the organization. The group also heard from Dr. Pam Silberman, North Carolina Institute on Aging, who presented strategies to address issues within adult care homes that provide residence to older adults and individuals with mental illness. Adult care homes in North Carolina serve more than 18,000 residents with mental illness, intellectual and developmental disabilities, or Alzheimer’s disease/dementia. Dr. Silberman stated that placement of these patient populations can pose a threat to the health and safety of patients and staff. A task force, developed last year, recommended long-term strategies that allow individuals to live more independently within the community. Short-term goals include better screening, assess-

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ment, and care planning tools that help place patients in the most appropriate settings. Finally, in an effort to break down existing silos, Local Management Entities (mental health service providers) should work with other agencies to develop a real-time inventory of community housing options such as area group homes, adult and family care homes, and independent living options. Dennis Streets, Director, North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services, wore a purple ribbon in remembrance of Elder Abuse Awareness and reported that Governor Bev Perdue has proclaimed May 6, 2011 through June 20, 2011 as Vulnerable and Elder Abuse Awareness Month in North Carolina. He added that every 2.7-minutes an older adult is a victim of abuse. In fact, last year there were more than 18,000 reports of abuse, neglect, or exploitation of vulnerable or older adults made to North Carolina’s 100 County Departments of Social Services. If you suspect an older adult is a victim of abuse, neglect, or exploitation, contact your local Department of Social Services. Mr. Streets emphasized ways in which we can respond to the present and prepare for the future of aging within our state. His core ideas include the importance of people helping one another and not depending on government to have all of the answers. Individuals must also acknowledge the importance of self-awareness, personal responsibility, and support older adults who want to remain in their homes and community. Evidence-based health promotion programs such as Living Healthy and Living Healthy with Diabetes are opportunities for individuals to become better selfmanagers of their health. In addition, we must acknowledge the role that older adults assume within the family, not only as caregivers, but as grandparents. The aging of our population will have an impact on the entire state; therefore, we should be proactive with our planning and embrace the future. According to the 2010 census, 43 North Carolina counties have a higher population of older adults aged 60 and older than individuals aged 0-17. The STHL promotes citizen involvement and advocacy concerning aging issues before the General Assembly and assesses the legislative needs of older adults by convening a forum modeled after the North Carolina General Assembly. It is during these forums that the STHL establish priorities for the upcoming years. The 2011-2012 legislative priorities for the STHL include: 1) Provide funding to sustain Project C.A.R.E.; 2) Increase funding for the Home and Community Care Block Grant by $5 million; 3) Increase funding for senior centers by an additional $2,000,000 in recurring funds; 4) Provide Dental

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For the Fun of It... NOAH TODAY In the year 2011, the Lord came unto Noah,who was now living in America and said: "Once again, the earth has become wicked and over-populated, and I see the end of all flesh before me." "Build another Ark and save 2 of every living thingalong with a few good humans." He gave Noah the blueprints, saying: "You have 6 months to build the Ark before I will start the unending rain for 40 days and 40 nights." Six months later, the Lord looked down and saw Noah weeping in his yard - but no Ark. "Noah!," He roared, "I'm about to start the rain!Where is the Ark?" "Forgive me, Lord," begged Noah, "but things have changed." "I needed a Building Permit." "I've been arguing with the Boat Inspector about the need for a sprinkler system." "My neighbors claim that I've violated the neighborhood bylaws by building the Ark in my back yard and exceeding the height limitations. We had to go to the local Planning Committee for a decision." "Then the local Council and the Electricity Company demanded a shed load of money for the future costs of moving power lines and other overhead obstructions, to clear the passage

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Couponing 101 Class Scheduled for July 9th (Madison, NC) – Don’t spend your paycheck at the grocery store any longer! Come and join us to learn the basics of EXTREME couponing and let the savings begin! The Madison-Mayodan Recreation Department will be offering another “Couponing 101” class on Saturday, July 9th from 8:30am-10:30am. The cost is $5.00 per person and pre-registration is required! Receive helpful tips and information on how to save from experienced shopper, Melissa Roland. All participants will also receive FREE coupons to take home with them. For more information or to pre-register, contact the Madison-Mayodan Recreation Department at (336) 548-2789.

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for the Ark's move to the sea. I told them that the sea would be coming to us, but they would hear none of it." "Getting the wood was another problem. There's a ban on cutting local trees in order to save the Greater Spotted Barn Owl." "I tried to convince the environmentalists that I needed the wood to save the owls - but no go!" "When I started gathering the animals the ASPCA took me to court. They insisted that I was confining wild animals against their will. They argued the accommodations were too restrictive, and it was cruel and inhumane to put so many animals in a confined space." "Then the Environmental Agency ruled that I couldn't build the Ark until they'd conducted an environmental impact study on your proposed flood." "I'm still trying to resolve a complaint with the Human Rights Commission on how many minorities I'm supposed to hire for my building crew." "The Immigration Dept. is checking the visa status of most of the people who want to work." "The trade unions say I can't use my sons. They insist I have to hire only Union workers with Ark-building experience." "To make matters worse, the IRS seized all my assets, claiming I'm trying to leave the country illegally with endangered species." "So, forgive me, Lord, but it would take at least 10 years for me to finish this Ark." "Suddenly the skies cleared, the sun began to shine, and a rainbow stretched across the sky." Noah looked up in wonder and asked, "You mean you're not going to destroy the world?" "No," said the Lord. " The Government beat me to it."

I’m Free! The Fourth of July weekend was approaching, and Miss Pelham, the nursery school teacher, took the opportunity to tell her class about patriotism. 'We live in a great country,' she announced. 'One of the things we should be happy is that, in this country, we are all free.' Trevor, who was a little boy in her class, came walking up to her from the back of the room. He stood with his hands on his hips and said loudly, 'I'm not free. I'm four.'

Star Spangled Banner Nicholas took his four-yearold son, Bryan, to several baseball games where "The StarSpangled Banner" was sung before the start of each game. Later, Nicholas and Bryan attended St Bartholomew's church on the Sunday before Independence Day. The congregation sang The Star-Spangled Banner, and after everyone sat down, Bryan suddenly yelled out at the top of his voice, 'Play ball.'

WOMEN AND WINE A woman was sipping on a glass of wine while sitting on the patio with her husband and said, "I love you so much, I don't know how I could ever live without you ..." Her husband asks, "Is that you, or the wine talking?" She replies, "It's me ... talking to the wine."

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Rep. Bert Jones 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. The state does not put forth an extensive effort to find these persons or businesses. 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 have 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. More names will follow monthly. A & B PEST CONTROL 823 GRAND OAKS DR EDEN AARON ANN 1320 W SOUTH AVE EDEN ABS BP 2200 BARNES ST REIDSVILLE ACE HOME CENTER 407 N 2ND AVE MAYODAN ADAME KARLA 208 MCCOY RD REIDSVILLE ADAMS EUNICE V 1025 HILLCREST DR EDEN ADAMS JACQUELINE 204 BLACKSTOCK ST EDEN ADAMS MICHELLE 435 MORGAN RD EDEN ADAMS OSCAR108 NORTH MAIN ST REIDSVILLE ADAMS RUTH PO BOX 63 MAYODAN ADAMS VENISSA 315 A N WILSON ST MADISON ADKINS BARBARA 321 W AIKEN RD UNIT #A EDEN ADKINS FANNIE 814 LINDSEY STREIDSVILLE ADKINS LISA A PO BOX 105 MAYODAN ADRAGNA VICTOR # 33 REIDSVILLE AGEE CLYDEE E 807 FRIENDLY RD EDEN AGUEDA EDVIN R 259 E AIKEN RD EDEN AGUILAR RAUL 3670 US HWY 220 MADISON AGUIRRE JOSE ANDRES 712 ROSEWOOD DR EDEN AGUNDIZ ROCIO P 220 HWY 87 REIDSVILLE AIKEN JANIE S PO BOX 1284 REIDSVILLE AIKEN THOMAS G 1025 LAWSON ST EDEN AIKEN VINCENT B 130 MICHELLE LN EDEN ALANS SERVICE CENTER1302 EAST STADIUM DRIVE EDEN ALCALA HUGO 631 FAGG DR APT 13E EDEN ALCORN MICKEY 196 TWIN LAKES DR REIDSVILLE ALEXANDER EDGAR MR 341 HARRISON ST REIDSVILLE ALEXANDER JAMES H 1018 HAYWOOD ST EDEN ALFARO WILLIAM V 407 REDD STREET REIDSVILLE ALGUICIRA GADDIEL 606 SUMMIT STREET MADISON ALLEN ANGEL L 810 LAWNDALE DR. APT A 108 REIDSVILLE ALLEN JASON 806 ROCKY FORD RD APT 2 REIDSVILLE ALLEN JOHN 716 S HAMILTON ST EDEN ALLEN KIMBERLY R 909 WARE ST REIDSVILLE ALLEN LILLIE 2101 S.SCALES ST APT # 7AREIDSVILLE ALLEN PATRICIA A 532 ROBINHOOD RD REIDSVILLE ALLEN PHILLIP 1208 VIRGINIA ST MAYODAN ALLEN R EVA 331 MULBERRY STPO 1253 REIDSVILLE ALLEN STANLEY L PA 501 N AYERSVILLE #2H MAYODAN ALLEN WAYNE 800 MANLEY ST EDEN ALLEY BRYAN D 331 S 5TH AVE MAYODAN ALLRED LEATRICE ANN 110 ARLINGTON STAPT 5 REIDSVILLE ALLRED PATRICIA 442 BALD HILL LOOP MADISON ALLS LARRY L 1788 BETHLEHEM CH. RD REIDSVILLE ALLTEL 2 824 S VAN BUREN RD STE KEDEN ALLYN LYLE H 402 RANSOM ST REIDSVILLE ALONSO ANTIOCO B 1807 S SCALES ST APT 23 REIDSVILLE ALSTON JAMES C 326 S CENTER ST EDEN ALTAMIRANO RAMON P PO BOX 458 STONEVILLE ALVAREZ VAZQUEZ JOSEPO BOX 34 EDEN AMADO VALENTE F 1594 US 29 BUSINESS REIDSVILLE AMAR KHADIM 629 S PIERCE STAPT H EDEN AMERIKAN RECY. PLASTICSP O BOX 4294 EDEN AMOS GOLDIE CAROLINA HTS EDEN AMOS JEFFREY M 231 COUNTRY VIEW LN EDEN ANDERSON CAROLYN 1341 CHURCH ST EDEN ANDERSON LEE A 631 SAGG DR APT 13 A EDEN ANDERSON LINDA F 129 BOLES ST MAYODAN ANDERSON VENICA 1361 WENTWORTH ST REIDSVILLE ANDREWS SUSETTE 1470 BETHANY RD MADISON ANDREWS WILLIAM J III 646 BOYD RD REIDSVILLE ANGEL WANDA C/O THAD B ANGEL 130 WEBB RD MADISON ANGLIN WAYNE RIDGEVIEW EXOTIC FARMS BOX 168MAYODAN ANJOU J GERMAN MD PO BOX 1916 REIDSVILLE ANN JOHNSON 107 MID TOWN ARC MADISON ANTHONY LARRY D 230 DERRIS RD STONEVILLE APPLE APRIL 160 SKY DRIVE MADISON AQUILAR JORGE 261 CADILLAC DR STONEVILLE ARCHIBALD MIKE 8775 NC14 EDEN ARNOLD CYNTHIA L 3188 PRICE GRANGE RD EDEN ARRINGRTON C W 2103 HARVELLS ST MADISON ARTEAGA ALEJ. BRINGAS107 CENTER STREET EDEN ARTHURS JEWELRYS INC SOUTHWOOD VILLAGE ASH TRACY A 122 SOUTHFORK DR REIDSVILLE ASHBY GERRY 1061 BALD HILL LP RD MADISON

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Larson honored by Red Cross Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, and from all walks of life. Some are not what you would

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Charlie Poole Festival Finale & Winners Adam Hurt of Kernersville, NC, walked off with first prize in every category he entered in the Charlie Poole Music Festival last Friday and Saturday, June 10 & 11, and then captured the grand prize of $500 for three-finger banjo as well. Despite thunder and rain both nights, all acts but one and the complete contest schedule went on as planned. The Saturday audience took refuge in their cars and were present in good numbers for the final dazzling concert featuring UNCG’s Old Time Ensemble and the Orpheus Supertones, and the exciting distribution of prize checks and ribbons. Saturday morning’s book lectures were well attended and the “Rubber Duck “ festivities added appropriate excitement to the day. Friday’s concert featured the Dry Hill Draggers from Floyd, VA, who had brought their own enthusiastic cheering section with them. The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Kinney Rorrer by Kelly Epperson of radio station WPAQ. Many felt this was a long overdue honor for someone who has done so much to preserve the heritage of Charlie Poole. Then Kinney and his North Carolina Ramblers took the stage until Mother Nature decided to interfere, and the audience scrambled for shelter. Some found their way to Louise Price’s living room, down the hill from the park, where Riley Baugus, the last act, got to play a bit after all, with Kinney Rorrer and others. The Charlie Poole Music Festival receives support from the Grassroots Arts Program of the Rocking ham County Arts Council, the North Carolina Arts Council, and the Tourism Authority of Rockingham County. 2011 CHARLIE POOLE MUSIC FESTIVAL WINNERS Youth Division 1st—Katie Griffin, Stoneville, NC 2nd—Jeremiah Job, Reidsville, NC Flatpick Guitar 1st— Joey Doss, Stoneville, NC 2nd—Joshua Marlowe, Dry Fork, VA 3rd—Ethan Hawkins, Staunton, VA 4th—Cutch Tuttle, Staunton, VA Fingerstyle Guitar 1st—Stan Whaley, Goochland, VA 2nd—Nate Lane, Columbia, VA 3rd—Cutch Tuttle, Staunton, VA 4th—Joshua Marlowe, Dry Fork, VA 5th—Donald “Bud” Henson, Whiteville, NC Bluegrass Fiddle 1st—Adam Hurt, Kernersville, NC 2nd—Michael Giordano, Ivy, VA 3rd—Katie Griffin, Stoneville, NC Old Time Fiddle 1st—Adam Hurt, Kernersville, NC 2nd—Lee Rudner, Greensboro, NC 3rd—Kristin Blanton, Greensboro, NC 4th—Tolly Tollefson, Greensboro, NC 5th—Michael Giordano, Ivy, VA Clawhammer Banjo 1st—Adam Hurt, Kernersville, NC 2nd—Ken Reeser, Greensboro, NC 3rd—Susan Sterngold, Suffern, NY 4th—Nate Lane, Columbia, VA 5th—Cutch Tuttle, Staunton, VA Bluegrass Banjo 1st—Matthew Turman, Eden, NC 2nd-- Cutch Tuttle, Staunton, VA 3rd—Casey McPherson, Stuart, VA 4th—Ronald Smith, Reidsville, NC Grand Prize—Three-Finger Banjo Adam Hurt, Kernersville, NC


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Fond Memories Red Cross looks back over year and towards future relief • A feeling of reassurance and relaxation following release from anxiety or distress • The alleviation of pain, discomfort, or distress • A temporary break in a generally tense or tedious situation • Assistance, especially in the form of food, clothing, or money, given to those in special need or difficulty relief: reassurance, consolation, comfort, solace, deliverance, help, aid, assistance, succor, sustenance Staff and volunteers alike enjoyed a delicious meal, fellowship and a presentation together at the Rockingham County American Red Cross Annual Board of Directors Dinner and Business Meeting on May 26th. Prior to dinner Chords & Strings performed inspiring music for the guests. Board President Steve Hale welcomed the guests and presented awards to Glenn Martin and, outgoing board members. Jana Nowell, Executive Director of the local chapter, presented Bill Larson with the Volunteer of the Year Award for all the things he more than willingly does for the staff and community. A Power Point program informed the guests of everything accomplished over the past year and what the hopes are for the coming year. Each Committee leader explained their department’s accomplishments and needs. Aisha Gwynn of Emergency Services reported that they are always in need of volunteers.

accomplishments of various busi- to Know Us Before You Need nesses in the community to have Us” materials to families of 64 trained CAP, BBT and First Aid service members, held the trained employees. “Holiday Mail for Heroes” camAda Wells with the Food paign completed over 700 cards Director Jana Nowell explains how much Bill Larson has Pantry & Blood Services said that for our military heroes. done for the local chapter and presents him with plaque. they collected 5,023 pints of Volunteer service at the Red blood last year and announced Cross is defined as: their collections are up 17% as of 1) Dedicated to a certain activity HAPPY the meeting. These volunteers help with the understanding of comprovide the friendly atmosphere to mitment necessary to be INDEPENDENCE DAY! those donating the gift of life. involved. (Disaster Action Team, The Food Pantry, who part- Blood Drive Team or Food ners with the Second Harvest Pantry Reception Desk). We Clean & Store Food Bank, Food Drives and 2) “On Call” Example: Office accepts individual donations, has support, pantry stockers and bagBridal Gowns & assisted 10,416 family members gers or special event help. We Do Alterations in this year to date, which is a 3) Many are cross-trained to total of 4,262 households. move between departments Averaging about 450 families per month, Established 1947 Celebrating 63 Years In Business! J.T. Hale, Owner/Operator they help supply these families with a 712 Church Street • Eden week’s worth of groceries. QUALITY SERVICE • QUALITY PRICE 627-7517 They noted that in one week in May they had 82 families came in for food. Food Pantry volunteers pick up, unpack, CRUISES, VACATIONS, DISNEY, NO FEE stack and FOR PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANCE! bag food, Outgoing Board Member Glenn Martin conduct is thanked by Board OR EMAIL info@edentravelconsultants.com client interPresident Steve Hale views, assist in Food REIDSVILLE INSURANCE CENTER Stamp sign-ups, also that 4) An Active Volunteer is one our counties needy do how has worked in some capaci521 SW Market St. • Reidsville not go hungry. ty with the Red Cross in the past Office:342-3222 • Cell: 613-1286 • Fax: 342-2288 A relatively new feature year. Home • Auto • Farm • Business offered at the Highway At present there are 112 14 location of the Red Active Volunteers helping make • Workers Comp • Bonds Sandra Paisley Cross is to accept sign their community a better place to Outgoing Board Member Glenn ups for Food Stamps, live. To learn more about the Dear Friends and Customers—Please give me Martin is shown appreciation by instead of going to the Rockingham County Chapter of a chance to earn your business once again. Board President Steve Hale Department of Social the American Red Cross call 336Services, this can cut 349-3434. Thanks, Sandy! The 2012 goal of this depart- their wait time for stamps. ment is to reintroduce the “canThe Meals for Kids summer teen” for Emergency Responders program is provided by the during large-scale disaster Rockingham County School responses. The Disaster Action Nutrition Department. Team (DAT), worked with 15 fire Carole Boice of Volunteer disasters in the second quarter of Service said that although volun2011 alone. Red Cross staff like teerism is up in the Red Cross, to note “Because of training and the need for more is always preparation for disasters, our vol- growing due to the natural disasunteers don’t flee from disasters ters that have occurred in abunbut run toward the fires, the dance in our area and across the floods, the wind and ice.” nation. If you would like to make In 2011 direct expenses due a difference in someone’s life, BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DEGREE to Disaster Services totaled near- and have a spirit of adventure that ly $12,000. This chapter added can help the community you live Greensboro College at Rockingham Community College two additional shelters for mass in, please give the Red Cross a care in the last year, established try. · Classes held on the RCC Campus three new feeding agreements The mission of the Red · Accelerated Program and presently keeps “Clean-Up” Cross Service to the Armed · One night a week and one Saturday a month kits for fire victims. 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Awards day at Morehead High school was a special day for many people but especially for the club members of Three Rivers Chapter AACA, and the family members of Kenneth Harter and Hogan Turner. In early 2010 the organizing club of The Eden Cruise, Three Rivers Chapter of AACA voted to create a scholarship for a high school student in addition to providing monetary donations to charities. As a part of Three Rivers Mission "The restoration of lives in our community and cars", the club wanted a scholarship that could assist a student with tuition, fees or books. The scholarship was rightfully named in memory of Kenneth Harter. Mr. Harter was a devoted auto mechanics teacher at Morehead High School for thirty years. Mr. Harter touched the lives of every student he taught. He was an encourager, educatator, friend and mentored to students throughout his time as teacher. Born January 7th 1931, Mr. Harter was the youngest of four children, and the only boy. As a young man Kenny learned about cars from his father by working on neighborhood cars, servicing cars and replacing parts. Kenny’s first job was at the Spray ESSO where he serviced cars and enhanced his knowledge of auto mechanic skills. His senior year of high school Kenny purchased his favorite car of all time, a 1949 Chevrolet. Out of high school Kenny joined the National Guard where he served for 27 years. Kenny retired from the National Guard as a Motor Sergeant overseeing the motorcade. Aside from cars Kenny was a family man who enjoyed camping and traveling. He married Ann Hutson Harter and they had one son Kenneth "Wayne" Harter. Kenny’s son Wayne followed in his footsteps involving automobiles in his career as well. Wayne

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Sports Shorts Golfers shoot for good education

First place: l-r, David Tucker, Kenan Wright, Jerry Holland, Jr., Boyd Higgs.

Second place: l-r, Edwardo Sosa, Dana Hussey, Coretta Bigelow, Jerry Holland, III.

The Rockingham Community College Foundation 2011 Golf Tournament held May 19 at Oak Hill Golf and Event Center raised money which will be used by the foundation for RCC programs and projects which are not covered by state or federal funds. Teams of four vied to be tournament champions. The winning teams were: first place – Boyd Higgs, Jerry Holland, Jr., David Tucker and Kenan Wright (score of 58); second place (after card playoff on hole #7) – Coretta Bigelow, Jerry Holland, III, Dana Hussey, and Edwardo Sosa (61); third place – Mack Ferrell, Chris Frances, Steve Kleckowski, and Dylan Morgan (61). First place winners each received a $75 Tee to Green gift certificate and a dozen Pro-V1 Titleist golf balls; second place each received a $50 Tee to Green gift certificate and a NewBridge Bank umbrella; and third place each received a $25 Tee to Green gift certificate and a NewBridge Bank cooler. As a major sponsor of the tournament, NewBridge Bank awarded Pro-V1 Titleist golf balls to Jerry Holland, Jr., Edwardo Sosa, Phillip Page and George Mabes for closet to the pin honors and to Michael Stiff

for longest drive. In other contests, Bob Plain won Golf for Two at Oak Hills Golf and Event Center, Butch Matthews won a golf ball display case and Hal Griffin won an RCC umbrella and NewBridge Bank cooler. Raffle winners were Bob Plain (gift certificate from Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse), J.D. Murphy (Evening in the Vines at Autumn Creek), Tal Nowell (Elree’s $25 gift certificate), David Tucker ($25 Ruby Tuesday gift certificate) and Butch Matthews (Greensboro Grasshoppers 4pack tickets). A Ford Fusion offered by Tri-city Ford in Eden for a hole-in-one on hole 2 went unclaimed. Following tournament play, golfers, sponsors, and guests enjoyed a hospitality hour featuring wines from Autumn Creek Vineyards, an awards dinner

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Sports Shorts Coach Pitch Marlins - Eden Parks & Rec Marlins Kneeling: Jerry Lester, Mekhi Hairston, Kyren Hairston, Sylus Odell and McKayla Simmons. Standing L to R - Bob Hauserman, Ben Hauserman, Jayden Odell, Reegan Corum and Keyan Walker. At rear - Coach Larry Hauserman. Not pictured - Coach David Stepps

Osborne Construction from the YMCA 9-10 year olds • Season Champs Coaches name: Dewayne Woods, Chad Simpson Players names not available at press time.

Eden Parks & Rec Braves Kneeling: Tyrana Wilson, Stefan McLaughlin, Marquette Murphy, A C Cohen, Austin Barker, Jakess Wilson and DeAndre Richardson. Standing L to R Devin Schlegal, Ted Agee, Danielle Hart, Chase Schlegal, Landon Powell and Mason Chambers. At rear - Coaches: Jimmy Hart, Tracy McLaughlin and Mark Murphy. Eden Parks & Rec Dixie Softball Ponytails Cardinals Kneeling: Hannah French, Zemira Johnson, Zoee Lowry, Hannah Weigle and Mya Brown. Standing: Coach Crystal French, Jamari Henderson, Demaris Watkins, Claudia Funderburk, Kennedy Cohen, Talorea Martin and Coach Renay Stein. Not pictured - Chianna Blackwell and Deja Peeler.

Pirates - Peanut League - Eden Parks & Recreation Kneeling L to R Kallie Phillips, Rey Thompson and Harley Pendleton. Standing L to R Karma Coleman, Daevys Carter and Khyvon Thompson. At rear - Coach Tricia Scales. Not pictured Nicholas Williams.

Peanut League Orioles - Eden Parks & Rec. Kneeling L to R Keegan Neri, Ethan Horton and Jayden Dunovant. Standing L to R Michael Sayles, Eli Horton and Kylie Huffman. At rear - Coaches - Bryson Hairston, Mickey Dunovant and Ross Dunovant. Not pictured Anaya Simms.

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Sports Shorts Eden Family YMCA hosted the 2011 N.C.Dixie Youth Softball District 3 Tournament in June. The winners from each of the 4 age divisions will move on to the State Tournament in Wilmington July 8th to represent the district.

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Local Teachers Receive National Recognition (Wentworth, NC) – Deborah Holland, Music and Cultural Arts Teacher from New Vision School, and Donna Brumfield, Sixth Grade Language Arts Teacher from Western Rockingham Middle School, have been selected as an NEH Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of twenty summer study opportunities supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Endowment is a federal agency that each summer supports Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops so that teachers can study with experts in humanities disciplines. Mrs. Holland and Mrs. Brumfield will participate in a workshop entitled “Crafting Freedom: African American Artisans, Entrepreneurs, and Abolitionists of the Upper South” to be held June 16th – June 21st and June 23rd – June 28th at African American historic sites throughout the Piedmont region of North Carolina and on the campus of the University of North Carolina

at Chapel Hill. The workshop director is Laurel C. Sneed, executive director of the Append Foundation, an educational foundation dedicated to improving dissemination of knowledge about African American history among K12 teachers and their students through teacher seminars, public programs and the development of new media. A website of resources on nine black “freedom crafters” called the Crafting Freedom Website (www.craftingfreedom.org) will be a focal point of the workshop as will visits to historic sites reflecting workshop themes. Eighty American teachers were selected to participate in the program from throughout the United States. Each receives a $1,200 stipend to help cover their travel, study, and living expenses. The US Department of State is also sponsoring three international teachers to participate in the workshop representing: Brazil, Turkey and Sri Lanka. Topics of the other 19 NEH

Puzzle answer: Holiday Travels Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops offered for teachers this summer include Benjamin Franklin; Fort Niagara; Emily Dickinson; Philadelphia and the Early Republic; the Industrial Revolution; James Madison; African-American History in Massachusetts; Duke Ellington; the Chicago Lakefront; the abolition, women’s rights, and religious revival movements in upstate New York; mining in the far west; Abraham Lincoln; the Hudson River; Zorn Neale Hurston; Fort Ticonderoga; California history; and the Underground Railroad. 1,600 teachers are chosen throughout the United States to participate in these workshops and they will teach over 200,000 American students the following year. A small number of foreign teachers are also included through an international exchange program sponsored by the State Department.

G R AV E S I D E SERVICE The graveside service just barely finished, when there was a massive clap of thunder, followed by a tremendous bolt of lightning, accompanied by even more thunder rumbling in the distance. The little old man looked at the preacher and calmly said, 'Well......she's there.' ESCAPE A flight attendant was surprised to hear a loud burst of laughter in the cockpit. A few seconds later, there was another outburst. Then a third. The attendant opened the door to see what was going on. “What’s the joke?” “Oh it’s nothing,” said the pilot. “I just get tickled when I imagine what the warden’s gonna say when he discovers I’ve escaped from prison.”


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Graduation exercises held for 230 RCC graduates Commencement was held for 230 graduates of Rockingham Community College on May 12 at 10 a.m. The graduation speaker was Dr. Robert Keys, recently retired president of RCC. Commencement exercises ended with the conferring of degrees, diplomas and certificates. Graduates are listed below by city of residence; degree, diploma or certificate earned; and name. An asterisk beside the name indicates membership in the international honor society Phi Theta Kappa; two asterisks indicate membership in the English honor society Sigma Kappa Delta; three asterisks indicate membership in Phi Theta Kappa and Sigma Kappa Delta.

EDEN Degrees: Associate in Arts – Portia Marlene Adams*, Stephanie Glenn Ellis*, Sheri Goins Hopkins***, Danielle Nicole Stophel; Associate in Science – Katelyn Omega Compton*, Stephanie Glenn Ellis*, Krystal Mashay Watkins**; Accounting – Stephen W. Dunn, Heather Marie Griffin, Cody James Snow; Human Resources Management – Catherine B. Carter; Global Logistics Technology – Angela Michelle Allen*, Medical Office Administration – Lisa Fix Akers**, Amanda L. Beachum***, Lisa S. Jones, Lori Roberts; Office Administration – Vickie L. Martin*; Electrical/Electronics Technology – William Allen Garrett, III, Wesley Nathan Land, Phillip Wayne Nelson, Jr., Benjamin Kyle Reavis; Electronics Engineering Technology – George Beliczky*, Christopher Thomas Watkins; Associate Degree Nursing – Constance Nicole Dickerson, Andrew Jacob Fix, Elizabeth Noel Handy, Heather Michelle Price; Respiratory Therapy – Terrie Lynn Blankenship*, Lisa Ann Craddock, Mandy Jones Dehart, Elizabeth Ann Hurd, Robert Mitchell White, Jr.; Criminal Justice – Jennifer Rose Cochran Black, Paige Pamela Price; Early Childhood Education – Tasia Anna Lee, Robin Lea Mansfield, Andrea Lynne Wade*, Darnell L. Wilson***; General Occupational Technology – Tanya Coleman, Kenneth Dean Gantt***, Benjamin Sean Law, Dianne Vernon. Diplomas: Associate in Science Transfer Diploma – Stephanie Shafer; Horticulture Technology – Hardy Lee Carter, Curtis Junior Gibbs, Paul Lawrence Kasten, James Lee Shelton; Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology – Patrick A. Billings, Dario Antionne Campbell, Tanya Coleman, Levon Graves;

Industrial Systems Technology – Ronald Allen Campbell, Claude David Chambers, Kenneth Dean Gantt***, Wesley Nathan Land, Benjamin Sean Law, Richard Wayne Long, Jr.; Machining Technology – Ryan Dale Dishmon. Certificates: Managerial/Small Business Accounting; and Entrepreneurship – Stephen W. Dunn***, Tracy L. Moton***; Management Applications & Principles – Stephen W. Dunn***; Medical Office Clerical – Sheyenna Dalton; Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology – Benjamin Sean Law; Industrial Automation – Wesley Nathan Land; Residential Commercial & Industrial Wiring – Antonio Hampton, Wesley Nathan Land; Phlebotomy – Leah Danielle Hopper, Crystal Leigh Taylor; Welding – Tanya Coleman, Ryan Dale Dishmon, Dwayne J. Moton, James Alton Murphy, II, Dianne Vernon**; Early Childhood Education – Kimberly Yvette Jumper, Sandra Maynard Scott.

MADISON Degrees: Associate in Arts – Micah Alexander Collins, Brittany Nicole Dodson, Megan Beth Dunlap, Steven Kyle Holliman, Kameron Koty James, Bonnie Bell Johnson, Andrew Taylor Neal; Global Logistics Technology – Gloria Kendrick Hopkins; Computer Information Technology – Chadwick W. Haney; Information Systems/ Security – Scott Steven Hopper; Electrical/Electronics Technology – Lance Justin Scotton; Associate Degree Nursing – Amy C. Steelman; Early Childhood Education – Mary Dalton Martin***. Certificates: Managerial/Small Business Accounting – Lisa Ramsey Apple*; Phlebotomy – Melissa Ann Lowe, Tina Lynette Rhodes. MAYODAN Degrees: Information Systems Technology/Networking Option – Curtis Dunlap*; Electrical/Electronics Technology – Lance Christian Brown; Respiratory Therapy – Morgan Elizabeth Chatman, Jessica Marie Pruett. Certificates: Medical Office Billing/Coding; and Medical Office Clerical – Paula Kay Morton; Phlebotomy – Tasha M. Gann, Lauren Faith Sims; Welding – Derek Timothy Joyce, Kenneth Dustin Steele; Cosmetology – Brandy Leeann Joyce. REIDSVILLE Degrees: Associate in Arts – Jarrod Stuart Bailey, Christy Marie Davis, Amy Dawn Deel***, Kelly Moira Donovan*,

Christopher Wayne Moore, Khori Megan Navarre***, Joshua Lee Roberts**, Savannah LeAnn Robertson, Jamie Nicole Smith, Megan Christine Stanley, Brooke Leanne Turley, Sheila Marie Webb***; Associate in Science – William Benjamin McKinney, Savannah Kate Sloop, Brittney Nicole Williams*; Accounting – April Dawn Broadnax*, Brandi Gayle Strader; Business Administration – Tayyba Latif, Victoria Claire McCann***; Global Logistics Technology – Daphne Jane Kennon*; Computer Information Technology – Pamela Michele Johnson, Sara E. Parker; Medical Office Administration – Shirley Mitchell Carver, Pamela Moricle Hopkins; Financial Services – Ann Garrett Grogan*; Networking Technology – Casey Lynn Whitesell; Office Administration – April Dawn Broadnax*; Electronics Engineering Technology – Sheryl Lee Pate; Associate Degree Nursing – Elizabeth Ann Akers***, Virginia S. Burroughs, Miranda Wray Surles, Laura Elizabeth Vernon**; Respiratory Therapy – Ashley Lynn Lovings, Carrie Anne Nykamp, Katey Lynette Thompson**, Stephanie Erica Wodhanil; Electronics Technology – Patrick O’Ryan Johnson; Criminal Justice Technology – Seth Thomas Childrey, Lauren Nicole Fields, James Cleo Muncy*, Wesley Cyle Walker; Criminal JusticeFinancial Crime/Computer Fraud – Rachel Pulliam Singleton*, Ernest Bradley Wilson*; Early Childhood Education – Fleecie Ellington, Charlene Raven; General Occupational Technology – William J. Apple. Diplomas: Industrial Systems Technology – Zachary Clarence Davis, Clifford David Potter, Donald H. Taylor, Jr., Seth Van Hoy; Cosmetology – Catherine M. Gauldin; Early Childhood Education – Sherita Renee Harrison-Paylor. Certificates: Introduction to Horticulture – Adrian Jhandreal Rosser; Entrepreneurship – Nicole Marie Marchionne; Management Applications & Principles – Latoye Ann Britt, Nicole Marie Marchionne, Mark A. Scott; Medical Office Billing/Coding – Annette Payne; Medical Office Clerical – Brandi LaShay Bethel; Phlebotomy – Lydia Rachel Daughton, Ashley Nicole Handy, Geral Dean Pierce, Kelly Holt Rawlins, Bonnie Satterfield Ross; Welding – Robert Michael Mancini, Tara Dawn Thullner*; Cosmetology – Amber Dawn Parrish, Rebekah Morene Walker; Early Childhood Education – Angela Ferguson. RUFFIN Degrees: Associate in Arts – Isaac Taylor Easter, Robin Rector Easter; Medical Office Administration – Dale Earles Jones***, Darci May Paschal. Diplomas: Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology – Oliver J. Jeffries, Jr. Certificates: Cosmetology – Kelly Elizabeth Davis. STONEVILLE Degrees: Associate in Arts – Patrick Randolph Burroughs, Courtney Lynn Bourroughs*, June T. Lawrence, Kammara Teal Woods; Office Systems Technology – Patricia Vernon Bray***; Office Administration – Benjamin J. Hall; Electrical/Electronics Technology

– David E. Vanderwerf; Associate Degree Nursing – Jessica Nichole Harris*, Miranda Hernandez Pinzon, Amber Peters Wilson; Respiratory Therapy – Lacey Leigh Ann Coone; General Occupational Technology – Samuel Dennis Fagge. Diplomas: Horticulture Technology – James W. Hazelwood, Robert Donald

Cosmetology – Candy S. Wilson. Certificates: Medical Office Clerical -– Debra H. Lankford***; Industrial Automation – Tony Chandler; Residential, Commercial & Industrial Wiring -– Tony Chandler, Phillip Matthew Joyce; Phlebotomy – Michelle Ward Wyatt*.

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Governors budge proposal overridden The new State Budget was passed in June after the senate overrode Govenor Perdue’s veto. According to Rep. Bert Jones this new budget which passed will do the following: -Balances the budget, closing a $2.5 billion inherited shortfall – without raising taxes. -Brings state spending in line with revenues and places North Carolina on a new path to fiscal responsibility. - After state spending has more than doubled in just ten years, this budget modestly cuts state spending by about 4%, more than doubles the money in the depleted emergency Rainy Day Fund – $185 million. Allocates $125 million for renovation and repair of university and state buildings. Fully funds the state’s retirement system. • Business Benefits - The “penny” is actually one percent of all retail sales in North Carolina. This budget reduces taxes for every North Carolina citizen by reducing the state’s sales tax from 7.75% to 6.75% (still 35% more than Virginia). - It implements small business tax relief – exempting the first $50,000 of small business

income from income tax. Small businesses create over 80% of our jobs. - Nonpartisan studies project this budget creates nearly 14,000 private sector jobs in the first year (30,000 over the next two years). • Public Schools - Protect education and focuses on the classroom instead of the bureaucracy. It fully funds all classroom teachers and teacher’s assistants. - This budget allocates $100 million to the Public School Building Capital Fund to assist counties in building, renovating and upgrading schools with new technology. The Governor’s budget proposed only $55 million. This budget protects Health and Human Services. Over half of all the budget reductions in the Department of Health and Human Services have been achieved through savings with no loss of services. We have also maximized the swapping of federal block grant funds for state funds. - This budget does not pass down fiscal responsibility for school buses, tort claims and worker’s compensation claims to the counties, saving counties $75 million.

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- Every child should be able to read by the time they leave third grade. Currently 23% fail to do so, yet only 3% are held back. This budget reduces class sizes in grades 1-3 by adding more than 1,100 additional teachers. - It protects every teacher and teacher assistant position currently employed and provides liability insurance for teachers and school employees to help ensure their safety in the classroom. • Public Health Benefits - All DHHS treatment facilities, schools, mental health hospitals and contract beds have been preserved. - All 23 optional medical services in the Medicaid program have been preserved. - Paves the way for needed major Mental Health Reform in North Carolina. - Achieves pharmacy and medication savings through new initiatives to increase utilization of generic drugs. - Local health departments save money by keeping many patients out of the much more expensive emergency rooms. According to Senator Phil Berger, “The will of the representatives they elected prevailed when the state senate overrode Governor Perdue’s state budget.” He went on in a report to sat the Senate believes this is a more responsible era in North Carolina state government – one in which legislators spend tax dollars wisely, fuel job creation in the private sector, and refuse to settle for average results in public education and they hope that the $19.7 billion budget will do more for public classrooms and help the economy create more jobs than Governor Perdue’s own proposal. Hundreds of bills were passed in 87 legislative days, including many long-overdue reforms that should put North Carolina on a new, more responsible path to better economic growth, prosperity and public

education. According to Senator Phil Berger additional actions included: • Balanced a bipartisan budget that cuts taxes, reduces spending, and reforms and improves public education – all while closing a $2.5 billion deficit. The $19.7 billion state spending plan fully funds classroom teachers and teaching assistants, makes important education reforms, and protects other core state services. • Made tax reforms that will jump start the economy by helping the private sector create thousands of new jobs. The state budget eliminates a nearly $1 billion “temporary” sales tax hike that Gov. Perdue and legislative Democrats promised would end this year. It also eliminates Democrats’ “temporary” income tax surcharge and enacts a $50,000 income exemption for private businesses – the job-creating engines of North Carolina’s wounded economy. The tax savings return more than $1 billion to the pockets of North Carolina citizens and businesses, where it will create as many as 15,000 jobs in the short term and thousands more in the future, economists say. • Crafted education reforms that will lower class sizes by hiring 1,100 additional teachers, eliminate the cap on the number of public charter schools, pay teachers based on merit, and ensure students can read. The education reforms will help boost North Carolina’s unacceptable graduation rates. Currently, more than 1 in 4 high school students do not graduate. Many that do graduate are ill-prepared for post-secondary education, straining our community colleges and universities by requiring extensive remedial coursework. Many of those reforms were in the bipartisan budget. • Passed sweeping changes to the state’s regulatory environment that will simplify outdated rules

and regulations. The bill that passed the House and Senate prohibits new state regulations that are more restrictive than federal rules, and requires the state to review and eliminate burdensome regulations annually. • Approved medical malpractice and other tort reforms that will help North Carolina lure medical jobs and make health care coverage cheaper and more accessible for everyone. The current lotterylike system lets trial lawyers win big while doctors flee to other states where they can practice medicine without fear of frivolous lawsuits. North Carolina doctors practice defensive medicine, and often must order unnecessary tests and procedures to avoid being sued. That enormous added cost is passed on to taxpayers in the form of higher insurance rates and taxpayerfunded medical programs for the poor. It’s one of the highest costs of health care, and these reforms help fix a broken system. • Passed a measure requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls. Studies show photo ID requirements boost voter confidence and participation. • Reformed the state’s annexation laws to protect private property rights. The long-overdue, comprehensive annexation reform the legislature passed will keep municipalities from forcibly annexing private property and saddling residents with the high costs of hooking up to municipal services. This is the first time North Carolina’s annexation laws have been reformed in more than 50 years. • Protected the Second Amendment rights of North Carolinians. A bill on the governor’s desk would further protect property owners who use a weapon in self-defense, and expand the number of places citizens with a concealed carry permit can carry firearms.

County Dedicates New Courthouse On June 26, Rockingham County officials held a dedication ceremony for the new County Courthouse site at 170 NC Highway 65, Reidsville. The public were treated to a reception and tours. Local, state and regional elected and judicial officials were on hand as well as current and former county commissioners.

Several notable speakers were featured including NC Governor Bev Purdue and NC Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger, North Carolina Representative Bert Jones, and Sarah Parker, Chief Justice of the N.C. Supreme Court. County Commissioner Chairman James Kallam will welcomed visitors and former Commissioner Amelia Dallas presented the short history of the new Courthouse. Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ed Wilson and retired Judge Pat Morgan also participated in the ceremony and County Historian Robert Carter provided details of the recently vacated historic County Courthouse built in 1908. Judge Ed Wilson is excited about the move into the new facility. "What excites me the most," he explained, "is that the new courthouse is a building where people will feel safe." "The old courthouse," he continued, "was outdated where safety issues were concerned. Now everyone will be in a much safer situation." This ceremony was the cul-

mination of planning that began 2002 when consultants developed a study showing significant space needs and recommended building a new justice center containing jail, courthouse and related spaces. In 2004 a 38-acre tract on Highway 65 was designated as the site for the facility and construction began in 2008. The Law Enforcement Center opened in August of 2010, and the Courthouse was occupied in midJune of 2011. How Many States Can You Name? Father William, the old priest, made it a practice to visit the parish school one day a week. He walked into the 4th grade class, where the children were studying the states, and asked them how many states they could name. They came up with about 40 names. Father William jokingly told them that in his day students knew the names of all the states. One lad raised his hand and said, 'Yes sir, but in those days there were only 13 states.


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Type O negative blood supply drops to critically low levels Red Cross asks eligible blood donors to make and keep appointments 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 now to help prevent the type O negative blood supply from declining further. “The American Red Cross is reaching out to eligible blood donors, sponsors and community leaders to ask them to help recruit type O negative blood donations to help meet the needs of patients in our community,” says Perri Coltrane, spokesperson for the American Red Cross Blood Services – Donor Recruitment Representative II. While all blood types are needed during the summer months, the Red Cross urges those eligible donors with O negative blood type to make and keep appointments in the upcoming days to help restore the blood supply. A shortage of type O negative blood often occurs during the summer months when fewer donors are giving because of summer vacations and schools approaching summer break are hosting fewer drives. • Friday, July 1st, 10 am – 2:30 pm, NC DOT, 191 Hwy 65,

Wentworth, call 336-634-5642 for an appointment • Wednesday, July 6th, 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm, Reidsville YMCA, 504 S. Main Street, Reidsville, call Don at 349-4396 or the American Red Cross at 349-3434 for an appointment • Thursday, July 7th, 2:00 – 6:30 pm, Eden YMCA, 301 Kennedy Street, Eden, call the American Red Cross at 349-3434 for an appointment • Monday, July 11th, 2:00 – 6:30 pm, Stoneville Community at Vera Holland Center, 203 East Main Street, Stoneville, call Patrick at 413-3331 for an appointment • Monday, July 11th, 3:00 - 7:30 pm, Lowes United Methodist, 3191 Hwy 87, Reidsville, call Carolyn at 349-3805 for an appointment • Friday, July 15th, 10 am – 2:30 pm, American Red Cross, 3692 NC Hwy 14, Reidsville, call the American Red Cross at 349-3434 for an appointment • Wednesday, July 20th, 10 am – 2:30 pm, Rockingham Community College, Whitcomb Student Center, County Home Road, Wentworth, call Patrick at 336-413-3331 for an appointment • Thursday, July 21st, 2:00 – 6:30 pm, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4751 NC Hwy 14, Reidsville, call the

New County Courthouse to feature local artists Wentworth NC - June 23, 2011 - In a unique collaboration between Rockingham County government and local artists, the Rockingham County Arts Council recently issued a Call for Entries for artwork to be placed in permanent displays at the new County Courthouse. The Arts Council is the umbrella organization for the project committee in association with County Officials, the Rockingham County Studio Group and other local artists and gallery owners. The committee is chaired by local potter Allen Walton. Eligible artists must either live in Rockingham County, have been born in or near the County or have a direct and significant link to the County. Works may be 2- or 3-dimensional and all media types including sculpture, wood working, metal working and mobiles are acceptable. Two dimensional art (watercolor, oil, mixed media, etc) will be displayed in prominent areas in the Courthouse, while three dimensional pieces (pottery, sculpture, etc) will be displayed on protected pedestals in various walkways. Local artists are very excited about this opportunity. When viewing the courthouse space, photographer David Spear exclaimed, "what wonderful empty walls!", and Arts Council Director Kathryn Gauldin noted that his sentiments were typical. "All artists involved see this as a wonderful opportunity to help with the courthouse," she explained, "and participate in the new building."

Commissioner Chair James Kallam expressed his delight with permanent displays by county artists. "Our artists do so much for the county and ask so little," he stated. "Their talent should be universally recognized as it is on a par with anything you'll see across the country." Committee member and Register of Deeds Rebecca Cipriani agreed. "I am thrilled that our local artisans are afforded a venue to showcase their work and for the public to have an opportunity to view the uniqueness in their art in a public government building," she noted. The project has been in the works for many months. County staff began meeting in mid April with local artists to determine the locations of the artwork, the nature of entries and methods to protect the permanent displays. Selection of artists is currently underway, and the first contracts should be awarded by late June to early July. A second deadline for entries was established for July 25. The work will be installed by late summer or early fall of 2011. Arts Council member and former Commissioner Amelia Dallas finds the partnership between the courts and fine arts a unique combination. "As a member of the County Arts Council," she noted, "I am delighted that works by our local artists have been included in this distinguished Hall of Justice." Want to know more: For additional information go to: www.artsinrockingham.org.

American Red Cross at 349-3434 for an appointment • Friday, July 22nd, 11:00 am – 3:30 pm, Jacob’s Creek Nursing Center, 1721 Baldhill Loop Road, Madison, call the office 548-9658 for an appointment • Thursday, July 28th, 10 am – 7:00 pm, Wentworth Fire Department Station #30, 8365 NC Hwy 87, Reidsville, call the station at 951-7796 for an appointment • Thursday, July 28th, 2:00 – 6:30 pm, Woodbine Baptist Church, 7546 NC Hwy 135, Mayodan, call the church at 427-2600 for an appointment Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. The 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. Accident victims, as well as patients with cancer, sickle cell disease, blood disorders and other illnesses receive lifesaving transfusions every day. There is no substitute for blood and volunteer donors are the only source. 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. Eligible blood donors are

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NORTH STATE BAIL BONDS 336-613-5136 • 336-520-5153 24 Hour Statewide Service Jon Servie Owner/Bail Agent

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Trinity Wesleyan Education Center “Shaping Young Lives” Offering quality affordable Christian Childcare • Open Monday - Friday 6am - 6pm • Ages 6 Weeks - 12 years old • ABEKA Christian Based Preschool Curriculum • DDS Approved • Educational Fieldtrips • Before & After School Program (transportation provided from local schools) • Homework Assistance

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Jane Doe of Eden would like to announce her engagement to John Smith, of Reidsville. The couple plan to marry in mid 2012. Jane is the daughter of Bill and Sue Doe of Eden, John is the son of Carl & Ann Smith of Reidsville.

John Smith and Jane Doe were united in marriage on Saturday, June 4th 2011 at First Baptist Church, Anytown, USA. John is the son of Ann and John Smith of Eden. Jane is the daughter of Jim and May Doe of Reidsville.

Best Auditorim Project Moves Forward... ONLY 150 MORE! Part of 1 Balcony Section C O N G R AT U L AT I O N S , EDEN, an ALL-AMERICA CITY 2011! The victory was earned through projects that demonstrated people genuinely caring for people and natural resources. Thank you, leaders, for assisting the youth, who sincerely displayed the heart of Eden for the judges. Seat project succeeding, but tardy! Will the new seats be installed in time for the 2011-12 school year????? Let’s convince the students that we are as timely as we expect them to be. By MHS standards, no project is completed when it’s almost finished! URGENT: let’s stay on task with “just enough” more donations to REPLACE ALL SEATS before July 29, 2011. As Proverbs 21:13 reminds us, “If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the helpless, he will cry for help himself and not be heard.” One donor heard and wrote, “I want to donate in memory of my grandmother who raised me.” A grandmother stated, “I want to donate a seat for my granddaughter’s birthday. I don’t know what I would have done without her help after my husband died.” It’s time to enjoy concerts, programs and names of seat donors and honorees on the auditorium lobby walls! We’ll be glad that we heard and helped!

Mike & Joan Doe celebrated 10 years of marriage on June 4th with friends and family. The couple were united in 2001 at 1st Baptist Church, Anytown, USA. Now residing in Eden, Mike works at ABC Bank and Joan is a teacher at Lincoln Elem.

Draper Elementary School faculty, staff, students and PTO are Silver Level Donors. Angie Powell and Principal Tammy Heath present the check to Duane Best. Community Christmas Carolers in the MHS Best Auditorium: Just 1 balcony section left to be replaced, June 2011!

The EDEN'S GOT TALENT SHOW replaced 10 seats! MMH Foundation President Scott Barham presented the check to Duane and Gloria Best, project coordinators.

Eden Drug Health Mart, Pete Crouch, hands Duane Best a donation for 4 new auditorium seats as a Silver Level Donor.

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336-612-2114 Peluqueria Joan "Rockingham counties Premier Hispanic Barber Shop" Recently held their official Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening. Located at Two Rivers Plaza, 307 W Meadow Rd., Eden, Beside Ray's Bait & Tackle and Ashley's Antiques. Owner is Alan Munoz, a 3rd generation barber. Call today for an appointment , but walk-ins are welcome. 336-612-1327

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The official ribbon cutting ceremony for Creative Hair Design, owned by Alison Barham, was held on June 14th. The newly remodeled downtown Scales Street building is located at 237 S. Scales Street. The talented team will be happy to help you create your own style. Call 361-0098 for an appointment and walk-ins are welcome.

The Team at Creative Hair Design, Kelly Davis, Nail Technician, Alison Barham, owner, Pamela Lunsford, Stylist and Stacy Curry, Stylist welcome clients to call.

Eden Evening Lions Club Honors World II Veterans Fair Funeral Home provided the Limousines and the Patriot Guard Motorcycle Riders led the procession to Santana’s Restaurant in a wonderful parade and dinner to honor Eden’s World War II Veterans on May 24, 2011. According to Jim Bush, President of the Eden Evening Lions Club, it was an exciting

event to honor the great service to our county by all of these veterans of World War II. The City of Eden had a great turnout to line the road and provide traffic control. School children at Central Elementary wrote letters to each of the veterans and they were distributed during “Mail Call” at the

dinner. The Eden Evening Lions Club is a group of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs. For more information, contact John Blackburn at 627-4543 or Mary Barrett 623-5415.

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¶ PAGE 44 EDEN’S OWN / COUNTY STAR, JULY 2011 Progressive Agriculture Foundation Kids Safety Day Wentworth Elementary 4th grade at Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Center

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Each of the participants received a t-shirt, backpack and a well filled goodie bag with additional safety hints and safety items given by additional sponsors both local and national. Sunscreen was provided!

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MOREHEAD HOSPITAL - INDUSTRIAL LEAGUE PLAYOFF CHAMPS Bottom Row: Greg Boles, Robbie Boyd, Reggie Manuel, Ronald King, Jacob Ore. Back Row : Tim Carpenter, Travis Ramsey, Jonathan Calloway, Blake Travis, Josh Shaffer, Zach Foster, John Crutchley. Not Pictured: Charlie Dyer, Mark Washburn, Robert Welch

100 Years Young

Sanford Ray Amburn of Eden celebrated his 100th birthday Saturday, June the 4th at the Church of the Epiphany on Henry St. with his wife Evelyn Frances Martin Amburn, 91. The festivities were coordinated by his daughter Joan Sherwood and his son J.R. Amburn. Sanford was surrounded by family and friends as they helped commemorate this remarkable occasion. Sanford was born June 3, 1911 and was married to Evelyn December 14, 1940. Sanford is one of Rockingham County’s oldest licensed drivers.

Exploring

Milton Hundley, of Aiken Road in Eden, showing an ancient rib he helped dig from a site in Greybull, Wyoming. He is particicpating in a paleontological dig at the invitation of Dr. Alton Dooley, Jr., Assistant Curator of Martinsville's Virginia Museum of Natural History .

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MILLERCOORS - INDUSTRIAL LEAGUE REGULAR SEASON CHAMPS Danny Wagner, Brian Campbell, Brian Harris, Jason Hart, Dinky Robertson, Todd Barnes, Rocky Craig, John Stogdale, Oscar Johnson, Russell Robertson, Bray Kimrey. Not Pictured: Dewey Joyner and Derrick Rowland

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Bookbag Give-away returns at Eden Drug. The giveaway beginsMonday, August 8th, under the big tent at Eden Drug. 1700 bookbags filled with supplies were distributed last year. We have already purchased 2000 for this year. Anyone wishing to donate, can give cash or purchase the supplies and leave them at the Eden Chamber of Commerce. Book Bags can be filled for just $2.00 each. This year we have purchased 4 different colored bookbags and we will supply zipper pulls that kids can put their names on.


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