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On October 19th, eight Rockingham County department heads including County Manager Lance Metzler, joined other volunteers from UMAR at the Roc, Rockingham Community College (faculty and students), Rockingham County High School ROTC, Friends of Chinqua Penn Trail, and the Dan River Basin Association in a worthwhile project. All the volunteers worked together to build a walkway on the Rockingham County Animal Shelter Trail, to clear brush, and to walk every adoptable dog in the shelter. More than 30 people participated in the volunteer event which was made possible through a grant from REI. UMAR, a 501c3 non-profit serving people with disabilities, led installation of the walkway, including construction. Representatives from the N.C. Public Health Foundation visited the trail as well to explore partnerships involving recreational trails as part of their Community Transformation Catalyst Program. The Animal Shelter Trail is a pilot trail of the Rockingham County Pathways Recreational Trails Master Plan. That project is an effort by trail advocates and local governments to improve economic viability, protect open spaces, and improve the health of citizens through the development and promotion of recreational trails. The trails are being developed through public private partnerships based on the belief that the first step to conservation is appreciation, and the first step of economic growth is improving quality of life for residents. Development of the Animal Shelter trail is supported 100 percent by grants and volunteers. The public is invited to provide input on the draft of the Rockingham Pathways Plan and learn more about implementing trails throughout the county. Upcoming meeting dates are: • November 5th Western Rockingham, 5-7pm at the Madison-
Mayodan Recreation Center 300 S. Second Avenue, Mayodan • November 8th Reidsville, 6-8pm at City Hall 308 E. 230 W. Morehead Street • November 13th Eden, 5-7pm at City Hall Stadium Drive For additional infor please visit
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The Governmental Center in Wentworth is displaying the works of a local artist for December on the first and second floors. Steve Chilton was born in Eden in the old Leaksville Hospital in December 1954. His first interest in drawing and painting resulted from his fascination with his older brother's drawings. Steve is mostly self-taught and has developed a small portfolio of paintings. His next goal is to write, illustrate and publish a children's picture book. Visitors can view Steve's artwork Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm at the Rockingham County Governmental Center, 371 NC 65, Wentworth, NC.
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The Eden, Reidsville and Western Rockingham Chambers of Commerce Boards of Directors have unanimously approved the creation of the Rockingham County Chambers' Alliance. This Alliance is designed to create a 501 (c) 3 organization that will allow the Chambers to receive grant funding, continue the on-going collaborative efforts among the three organizations, expand nonprofit capacity in the county, and create a unified voice for Chamber interests within the county. This is not a merger; all three Chambers of Commerce will retain their autonomy, individual offices, and Directors. During the last two years, the three Chambers of Commerce
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have collaborated to establish the Modern Professionals Group, facilitate the Leadership Rockingham leadership training program, initiate the recently held Candidate's Forum, conduct joint ribbon cuttings and seminars, and cross promote civic activities. The Modern Professionals Group was created in response to statistics revealing an alarming number of young professionals were leaving the county. This group has engaged numerous young adults and served as an example of the positive impact of joint efforts among the Chambers. The success of this group and other initiatives caused the Chamber Directors to seek ways to further collaborate. The Alliance will be comprised of three members of each Chamber Board and will research best practices of other Chambers of Commerce that have formed similar alliances to benefit their organizations and members. The Gulf Coast Chambers of Commerce and the East Valley Chambers of Commerce Alliance in Arizona are two such examples of these partnerships. "This is an exciting time for the three Chambers within Rockingham County and this alliance will help to solidify the unity of Chamber work in the county and be a great asset for all members," stated Marc Bumgarner, Chairman of the Reidsville Chamber of Commerce and Site Manager for DyStar of Reidsville. "I'm looking forward to helping provide a unified voice for chamber members county-wide. Our alliance is going to be the key to helping each individual chamber thrive in the years to come," said Amy Sparks-Martin, Chairman of the Western Rockingham
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Eden’s Own Journal / Rockingham County Star is a monthly news magazine covering local events and lifestyles in Rockingham County. We print and distribute free of charge, due to the support, generosity and commitment to the community that our advertisers exhibit. Views appearing in our paper are from a broad spectrum of citizens and do not necessarily reflect the views of the publisher. We reserve the right to accept or reject, and edit any and all submissions and advertisements. • Political Issues - limited to schedules and location of group meetings, the decisions made by officials, and voting information. • There are discounts available for prepaid consecutive advertisements. Call for details. • Birthday, Anniversary, Family announcements available at reduced rates. • Respond to advertisements at your own risk. Mistakes in articles or ads will be compensated at editors discretion, but never more than the cost of the submission.
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We have all been asked what would you do if you knew today was your last day on earth. Most would respond by saying something along the lines of skydiving or spending all my money. But when it really came down to the wire most of us would say we would spend it saying good-bye to loved ones and telling them exactly how we feel. So what if this really were your last day on earth? Would you find everyone who's made an impact on your life and tell them exactly how you feel. Would you tell people you love them that don't really know. Why not do that even if today were simply the beginning of your last few decade on earth? We are always pushing things off believing there will always be time to do what we
know needs to be done. This Christmas season, why not make it a point to tell all the people in your life just how much you love them and what they mean to you. This could actually be the best Christmas gift of all. If you can't say it in vocally why not write it down? Write your loved-ones a letter with heartfelt meaning. Believe me, this is a gift they will cherish forever. More than likely they will keep it for the rest of their lives and think on it often. So this Christmas season, give the gift to your loved ones of your very own last day on earth letter. This is a gift they don’t have to return or make room for in their homes, on the shelf but they will keep in their hearts forever.
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Literacy Project; Changing The World Want to help change the world? Help someone learn to read. Imagine not being able to read. 20-30% of Rockingham County adults have only basic reading skills. The Rockingham County Literacy Project is somewhere that adults can go to learn, but they neep your help. What is special about the Literacy Project? This literacy program, formerly administered by the Rockingham County Public Library and Rockingham Community College, has been in operation since 1980. It uses volunteer tutors to work one-on-one with adults on a regular basis to help them reach their goals. What is required of volunteers? • Enjoy being with people • Have two to three hours per week to work with a student
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To the families we have served during 2012 You are cordially invited To attend a Memorial Service In remembrance of your loved ones
Please join us at Fair Funeral Home Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 11 a.m. or Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 4 p.m.
In our Chapel
You will receive your Crystal Angel Ornament following the service
Carla Elaine Bryant, 51 Raleigh Edward Bowman, 73 James “Jim” Edward Bober, 54 Barbara Jean "Bobbi" Brooks Octavia Leake Baynes, 87 - Reidsville Grady Brown, 66 - Stoneville David Samuel Boger, 55 Steve Franklin Barnes, 64 - Rockingham County Essie Beatrice Claybrooks, 83 - Stoneville Ruth Burke Comer, 77 Jonathan Paul Chilton, 36 - Reidsville Patricia Ann Fultz Cummings, 44 - Madison Barbara Radford Cox, 79 - Eden Ruby Pearl Covington, 82 Joseph Brooks Cobb, 82 Frances C. Coleman, 90 - Mayodan Payton Cruise, 79 - Rockingham County Teressa Lynn Carter, 50 - Mayodan Christopher Wayne Doyle, 34 - Reidsville Nannie Frances Dalton, 87 Carlie Gene Dalton, 75 - Eden Anne DeHart, 93 William Monroe “Bill” Eudy, 86 - Reidsville Mary Elaine Edwards, 65 Leonard G. Favata, 68 - Reidsville Sam McGehee Fretwell, 80 - Reidsville Kenneth Eugene Gammons, 79 Rebecca J. Griffin, 75 William Graves Jr., 66 - Eden Lynn Gentry, 52 - Eden Susie Mae McBride Goins, 82 - Madison Jake Kenneth Gusler, 25 - Eden Dorothy Bernice "Tip" Gunter, 80 - Eden Brenda Gwynn, 65 - Stoneville Lawrence Hairston Kathy Mabe Harmon, 53 - Reidsville Bo Bishop Hendon, 32 Michael Andrew Inman, II , 23 Wilbert Joyner, 72 - Madison King Kersey, 59 - Stoneville George Newton Kingston, 71 - Rockingham County Janice Squires Lloyd, 63 - Eden Judy Hutchens Lester, 63 - Eden Emma Lee Tatum Moore Casey Allen Mansfield, 20 - Reidsville JoAnne Moore Markham Connie Dee Hopper McCraw, 51 Teresa Lynn Trent Martin, 60 - Rockingham County Zach Martin, 20 - Mayodan Nellie Lyons Roberts Newman, 98 Patricia Isley Owens, 59 - Eden Johnny William Pulliam, 77 - Eden Betty Louise Lee Poindexter - Rockingham County Randall Eugene Peters, 73 Cecil Brann Ragans, 61 Mozelle Lawson Rhodes, 87 - Madison Wilbert Richardson Hal K. Robertson , 77 Numa David "N. D." Redmon, Jr., 92 Claude Kenneth Simmons, 62 - Eden Fleetwood Whitfield Satterfield, 89 Jean Seymour Siler, 72 - Stoneville Betty Joyce Sneed, 68 - Reidsville Clarence Junior Sheppard, 75 - Madison Michael "Mike" Burton Soyars, 58 Virginia “Ginny” Smith, 89 - Stoneville Bettie Swindell Snow, 71 - Eden Alice Rusnak Shaffer, 85 - Mayodan Jasmine Marie Southern, Newborn - Stoneville Leon Reid Tysor, 63 - Reidsville Angela Renee Tindall, 43 - Stoneville Van Ivey Thacker, 66 - Madison Wyatt Harper Wescott - 5 Days Old Thomas J. White, 81 - Mayodan Joan Bowling Watkins, 66 - Stoneville Nannie Elizabeth Woods, 90 - Madison Betty Ann Tucker Warren, 73 - Eden Glen Alfred Wilson, 66 - Reidsville Doris Gibson Wilson, 74 - Reidsville Winona Franklin Walker, 104 Donald O. Welch, 61
DECEMBER 2012 EDEN’S OWN / COUNTY STAR, PAGE 5 ¶
What E-mail Can Do For Your Business By: Elizabeth Doss
Email is one of the most frequently used functions of the Internet, and perhaps the most basic use of technology. E-mail is a powerful way to receive and send almost instant communication with suppliers and customers. Other items that can be attached to a message and be transmitted through e-mail are spreadsheets, graphics, photos, videos, and word-processor documents. Having an e-mail
address is now as standard as having a telephone and fax phone numbers. Increasing the speed of business communication, e-mail can also easily distribute information to a large number of people at the same time. Most e-mail software will offer a simplified version of this capability. It is important to use this tool carefully however, so that your messages will not be veiwed ass junk mail. You can find out more about these ser-
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Unconditional Love We need to leave the fancy wrappings for ugly sweaters and the latest new techno thingy and bring ourselves wholly and completely to everything that we do. Jesus could have been born in the fanciest palace of the time but he showed up in a barn. The problem with fancy gifts is that as soon as they are unwrapped that get forgotten as soon as the next fancy gift is opened. When you bring your love and devotion to the baby born in a barn you don't need to hide under bows and glitter. We need to understand that the baby
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Christmas time has arrived, though the decorations have been out in store ever since pool floats were packed away. It seems that it arrives earlier every year. You know what that is just fine with me. I keep my Christmas CDs out year round and yes sometimes in July with the top down on the car you will hear Christmas music as I drive by. It is my favorite time of year, not the weather but the over whelming love that fills the air. I know it can get completely out of control, one year I put up nine trees in our house. Yes I said nine and none were in the same room or had the same decorations. My wife now tries to control my Christmas decorations impulse purchases, but she not always there and some new things just magically appear each year. Christmas is a magic time of year after all. I know that all my decorating has nothing to do with the real meaning of Christmas. It all started in a barn. Imagine that the most holy of holidays started out with a birth in a barn. The Wisemen who traveled brought with them valuable gifts to a baby boy born in a barn. Now we all know WiseWomen would have brought more useful gifts such as diapers, meals, and hand sanitizer( it was a barn people). We must not forget the shepherds, they show up because an angel tells them to. Think about it the shepherds just show up after working all day and do not bring anything. Can you imagine what they looked like to the Wisemen? A bunch of Good' Ole boys just show up empty handed. You know what? They are the only ones who got it right. The baby didn't need gold or casseroles, he needed love. That is the true gift of Christmas-UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. Do you think you have what it takes to just show up like the Shepherds? What do you bring to the barn? The Wisemen brought fancy gifts from far off places. The Good' Ole boys brought themselves and probably some smelly sheep. It is so much easier to hide behind fancy wrappings and bows. It all glittery and pretty. I have always thought that half the gift is presentation. When you bring the right gift though sometime fancy bows get in the way.
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born in that barn loves us for not who we are or what we bring but in spite of who White we are. M y Christmas message to you is that you need to show up every day and love unconditionally. Wisemen come and go but us Shepherds we may smell like sheep but we sing Christmas songs even in July.
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O ngoing E vents To Your Health MOREHEAD MEM. HOSPITAL Preregistration is required for ALL classes unless instructed otherwise. Morehead Hospital, of Eden offers many community Education Classes, most totally free of charge to anyone. Call the following numbers for details about the listed classes...
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE at Morehead Hospital 6:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Thur., Dec. 13 Morehead Memorial Hospital Downstairs Classroom 2012 TREE OF LIFE 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 4 Morehead Memorial Hospital Day Hospital Lobby Symbolize your love and admiration for the special people in your life with lovelights and starlights on the Tree of Life
at Morehead Hospital. The Tree of Life is sponsored by the Morehead Hospital Auxiliary. The name of each person honored or memorialized, and the name of the donor, will be written into the Book of Honor and Memory which is displayed in the main lobby throughout the holidays. A card will be sent acknowledging your gift. Minimum donations for $5 per lovelight and $100 per starlight will be accepted through January 4, 2013. Donations are tax deductible and may be made at the hospital gift shop or by contacting the Volunteer Services Dept. at 336-627-8510. INFANT CPR 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Thur, Jan 3 Morehead Hosp. Main Conference Room 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
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American Heart Association.v • CHRONIC DISEASE MANG. PROGRAMS Cardiac Rehab & Maintenance Morehead Hosp. Diabetes Education Classroom. Call 336-627-0409 to register - Diabetes Management Program Morehead Hosp.Diabetes Ed. Classroom Call 336-627-0409, to register - Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Morehead Hospital Diabetes Ed. Classroom Call 336-627-0409 to register • HOUSE CALLS - RADIO SHOW 1490 WLOE AM • WMYN AM 11:30 a.m., 2nd & 4th Wednesday • ANNIE PENN HOSPITAL Annie Penn Hospital of Reidsville, offers many community Education Classes, most totally free of charge. MONTHLY SUPPORT GROUPS - Look Good…Feel Better – Annie Penn Hosp. Female cancer patients are invited to a FREE beauty makeover. Each female cancer patient receives a FREE makeup kit worth $200. Classes 1st Wed. of each month. To reg. 9514584. – Total Joint Education Class 2nd Thurs. of each month. Info and demonstrations to patients considering, total knee or total hip replacements. Call 951-4357. – Alzheimer’s Support Group 2nd Mon. of month:1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in South Day Room of the Penn Nursing Center. For family, friends, and caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s. Call 9514674. – Free Diabetes Classes Tues. at 10:00 a.m. and Thurs at 6:30 p.m in Dining Room A on Annie Penn Hospital’s Ground Floor. Each class covers: Portions, labels, carbohydrate sources, carbohydrate counting, and weight management. No appt. necessary. Jennifer Kayan, RD, LDN at 951-4673. • DIABETIC EDUCATION WORKSHOP FOR EVERYDAY LIVING Eden Chamber of Commerce Board Room, 3rd Thurs. of every month, 3 pm. No res. necessary, FREE to the public! Pete Crouch, owner of Eden Drug, speaks on different topics monthly. Call if you have questions: 627-4854. WEEKLY WELLNESS HOUR Every Wednesday at 7pm. FREE to Public! Door Prizes! Learn about health and prosperity. 594 Pierce St, Eden, NC (next to library) 627-4325 RED CROSS BLOODMOBILES Appointments are strongly recommended for donors to get in and out faster. Call for the nearest bloodmobile 349-3434 ≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈
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Youth Concerns TEEN PARENT SUPPORT GROUP Held the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm at Leaksville UMC. For information, contact Ashley May at 623-6002. FRIENDSHIP MINISTRY Osborne Baptist Church Children’s Worship Area. A ministry for children and adults with developmental disabilities. 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month 6-7:30pm. Registration Required call Kevin Bedard. 336-623-6064 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 SPECIAL YOUNG ADULTS 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Tues, Dec 4 & 18 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. If you know individuals who would like to attend our meetings, please let them know about our group. For more
I nterest the Wentworth United Methodist Church at 6:30pm. Monnette Rich 336-9512526 or Mary Jo Boswell 336-342-4346
information, call Brenda Moore at 336623-1077 or 336-613-5174 after 6 p.m. CIVIL AIR PATROL Seeking volunteer members to perform emergency services ( search & rescue and disaster relief ops) Aerospace education; and cadet programs for teens. Every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Shiloh Airport. Call Charlie Spratt at 336-537-3115 or 336-520-7886.
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 RC 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
MONTHLY SUPPORT GROUPS - Alcoholics Anonymous - 8 p.m., every Wed. Morehead Mem. Hosp.Dining Room. Open meeting - for those interested in recovery from alcoholism. For info. 336-623-9315 or 336-613-2551. - 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 at the REMMSCO Annex, 108 N. Main St, Reidsville. Includes noon meeting Monday and 8 PM meet Tues., Thurs., Fri., Sat..1 hour, open to all.
EDEN EVENING LION’S CLUB Invites you to visit and join! Meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of month at Santana’s, Eden at 6:30am. NATIONAL ACTIVE AND RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES – Rockingham County Chapter 1161 – meets the 3rd Wed. of every month at the MAYFLOWER SEAFOOD RESTAURANT 1641 Freeway Dr., Reidsville, 11:30 a.m. All federal active and retired employees & spouses (including postal and military) are welcome. Call Tom Lovell – 336-623-1081.
ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP 1:30 p.m., Thursday, December 20 Morehead Nursing Center (call number below for location) A support group designed for caregivers, families, and loved ones of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other related dementia. Participants learn about the diagnosis, develop strategies for coping, find out about available resources, and create a social network with others facing the same challenges. This support group is affiliated with the Alzheimer’s Association www.alz.org and a 24/7 Helpline available at 1-800-272-3900. For more information, please contact the MNC Recreation Services Director at 336-623-9712, ext. 2619 or by email at email@example.com.
CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S CONNECTION OF EDEN The Wray Centre, 432 Bridge St., Eden. Call for date and times $10 at the Door. Call Shelby Baker 9392230 or Mary Robertson 342-1524 for res. MOPS - Reidsville MOPS - Contact Kelly at 348-1634 for more info - Rockingham MOPS - Contact Heidi at 427-2712 for more info MILITARY GROUPS MEET • PFC JERRY L. MCKINNEY GROUP - Detachment of Marine Corps League All Marines, former Marines and their spouses are invited to attend meetings: 2nd Thur of each mo. at 7:00 pm at the Leaksville Christian Church, 1010 Washington St., Eden. (next to Dick’s Drive In) Chet Chrismon 336-552-8760 • THE DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS Chapter 63 -Agricultural Building at 525 HWY NC 65, Wentworth, (old Wentworth School. Room 180) Meetings 2nd Mon. at 6pm in conference room. Transp.available. Hours: 10 AM - 3 PM Mon - Fri and after hours by appt. only. We can help file a claim for disability with the VA. Contact (336) 394-0080 or 349-6040 or Email at davnc63@Yahoo.com. Daniel Apple, Public Information Officer Listen to The Rockingham County Chapter of the Disabled American Veterans (D.A.V.) on WLOE 1490AM or WMYN 1420AM, Rockingham Radio on the second Monday of each month at 11:00am-11:30am. • AMERICAN LEGION POST 254 2nd Saturday Of The Month at 10 a.m. at the legion. For information, call Richard at 623-8122 and leave a message. • AMERICAN LEGION POST 79 Reidsville, Meets the 2nd Sat. of month at 10 am at the post located behind Auto Zone in Reidsville. 336-342-6433. • AMVETS- Local group. All Veterans and service men & women welcome. Willard (Woody) Waters at 635-1786 or firstname.lastname@example.org • DAV AUXILIARY 2nd Tuesday of month, 11 am-noon at the Agricultural Bldg in Wentworth, 525
FOSTER CARE & ADOPTION SUPPORT GROUP Osborne Bapt. Church Cafe/Kids Clubhouse. 1st Friday of every month: 6:30 pm. Are you a foster or adoptive family? Encouragment & support. Just interested in learning about the process? Come and ask questions of experienced families. Community Welcome. Stephanie (336) 655-1354
MOREHEAD HOSPITAL SPONSORED SUPPORT GROUPS • Community of Hope Cancer Support Program 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 11 Smith-McMichael Cancer Center Conference Room For more information, call Susie Pool at 336-623-9711, Ext. 2662. • Look Good - Feel Better 10 a.m. - noon, Monday, December 17 Smith-McMichael Cancer Center To register, call 336-623-9713. • Parkinson’s Disease Support Group 2 p.m., Tuesday, December 18 Morehead Memorial Hospital Main Conference Room For more information call 336-627-6199.
CLUBS WENTWORTH RURITAN CLUB Meets 2nd Tues. each month at 6:30 at
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.
Lovefeast Wentworth United Methodist Church Saturday, December 22 @ 7 p.m. 1308 Hwy. 65, Reidsville (Wentworth Township) Very Inspirational. Special Music. Everyone Welcome. For More Information On Transportation, Please Call 573-9796.
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o ngoing E vents HWY NC 65, Suite 6. Volunteers & members needed. Your membership strengthens the DAV Auxiliary. Deborah Brady, Membership Chair— email@example.com • “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. •
Animal Protection Society of Rockingham County (APSRC) Monthly meeting 2 - 4 pm the 3rd Sunday of month at Hospice of Rockingham County, 2150 Hwy 65, Wentworth. For information, visit www.apsrc.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (336) 791.4606. REIDSVILLE PARKS & RECREATION ADVISORY COMMISSION 2nd Tuesday of month
E vents THIS MONTH ... WEDDING SHOW in Olde Leaksville Shopping District – December 1, 2012 1pm - 4pm – Olde Leaksville Shopping District, 663 Washington St., Eden. www.exploreedennc.com TOUR OF HOMES - Dec. 2nd For details see page 25 RENT-A-SANTA The City of Eden Parks and Recreation Department will offer Rent-A-Santa during Dec. 1 – 20. Santa will visit your holiday party, luncheon, family gathering and other events for 20 minutes to help celebrate the holiday season with you. The cost is $30 inside the city limits of Eden. Please call the Eden Parks and Recreation Department at 623-2110, option 3, to schedule a visit. SANTA HOTLINE We are once again making arrangements with the North Pole to have Santa call the children in the City of Eden during the upcoming holiday season. Santa will be calling the children on Dec. 19 and 20 to find out what they want for Christmas and if they are being good or bad. If you would like Santa to call your child, please contact the Eden Parks and Recreation Department at 623-2110, option 3. MADISON DOWNTOWN STROLL December 14th - 5pm - 9pm December 15th 10am - 8pm Sponosred by Madison Merchants BREAKFAST WITH SANTA Dec. 8, 2012 Time: 7:00 am - 10:00 am All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast With Santa Claus At Sagebrush Steakhouse, Reidsville!! FREE 4x6 Photo With Santa!!!!! Goody Bag For Children!!!! December 8th- Two RSVP Times 7:00 am OR 8:30 am Tickets Just $5!!!! By Ticket & RSVP Only!!! Purchase Tickets At The Reidsville Chamber! TREE OF HOPE LIGHTING CEREMONY Dec. 2, 2012 Time: 4:00 PM - 4:00 PM The Annie Penn Hospital Auxiliary will hold the 28th annual Tree of Hope Lighting Ceremony in the hospital’s Main Lobby on first floor.
at 5:30 p.m. in the first-floor conference room of City Hall, 230 W. Morehead Street, Reidsville. GENEALOGY: The Family History Center at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4751 NC 14, south of Eden, open 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wed.. A professional genealogist attends the Tuesday morning sessions 623-7154.
Feature the official lighting of the 2012 Tree of Hope, entertainment, and holiday refreshments. The Rockingham County Artist Guild will also have an exhibit. Forms for the tree lights are available at local churches, physician offices, and at hospital information desks. Each person being honored with a light will be mailed an acknowledgement card created by Parker Ellis or Haley Walker, winners of the Tree of Hope Christmas Card Contest.
being good or bad. If you would like Santa to call your children, please contact the Eden Parks and Recreation Department at 623-2110.
2012 AN ENCHANTED EVENING A WHITE CHRISTMAS EVENTS CALENDAR Dec.1, 2012 - December 2, 2012 7:30 pm - Social & Heavy Hors d'Oeuvres, 8:00 pm to Midnight Dancing to The Holiday Band Pennrose Park Country Club, Reidsville Annie Penn Hospital Foundation Invites you to An Enchanted Evening. Proceeds Benefitting the Annie Penn Hospital Foundation. Join us at the "black tie optional" event for dancing, open bar, For More Information Call Janice Jeffries at(336) 951-4663
LOVEFEAST & CANDLE SERVICES Leaksville Moravian Church. 712 McConnell Street in Eden. Call the church office at 623-9440 for more information.4:40 pm and 7pm. Also Special Christmas Music Sunday, December 9th - 7pm George Hamilton IV guest singer
CITY OF EDEN PARKS AND REC DEPT HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES 2012 – RENT-A-SANTA The City of Eden, Parks and Recreation Department, will offer Rent-A-Santa during December 1 – 20, 2012. Santa will visit your holiday party, luncheon, family gathering, and other events for 20 minutes to help celebrate the Holiday Season with you. The cost is $30 inside the City limits of Eden. Please call the Eden Parks and Recreation Department at 623-2110 to schedule a visit. – SANTA HOTLINE The City of Eden, Parks and Recreation Department, is once again making arrangements with the North Pole to have Santa calling the children in the City of Eden during the upcoming Holiday Season. Santa will be calling the children on December 19 and 20 to find out what they want for Christmas and if they are
Divorce Recovery & Support Group Someone You Know Is Hurting Tell him or her about Divorce Care, a special weekly seminar and support group for people who have been touched by separation or divorce.
Call today for more information: 336-558-5947 GriefShare & Divorce Care groups meet every Monday from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 533 Greenwood St., Eden
Grief Recovery Support Group Comfort & Care For Those Left Behind. GriefShare is a special weekly seminar/ support group for people grieving the death of someone close.
Call Today For More Information: 336-627-8888 or 336-623-1330
GOODWILL RESOURCE CENTER GED, Intro to Computers, ESL, Adv. Computer, Employability Skills (HRD) classes Network Room, Resume assists. • Eden - Call 336-637-1010 or 336 6233007 to reg. • Reidsville - Call 336-637-1010 to register Employability Skills, GED Classes • Mayodan - Call 336-949-4849 to register Employability Skills, GED Classes
46TH ANNUAL DRAPER CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARADE Eden, Sat., Dec.1st, 2012 at 11am Please RSVP by November 19th. Lineup will begin at 9:30am on Meadow Rd. No entry fee for participation. Call 336-635-2233 or email email@example.com.
ANNUAL INFORMAL BIRD COUNT Rockingham County Naturalist’s Club Dec.15 - anyone welcome to help out! Breakfast at 6:30am - Dick’s Drive in on Washington St., Eden. Call Lucy Berry at 939-9367 for details. www.rockinghamaturalists.org
MEALS WITH FRIENDS! Monday – Thursday at lunch time. Anyone 60 years of age and over Activities, good food & fun Hot Nutritious Lunches, donations are gladly accepted if you are able. • HUNTSVILLE NUTRITION 1151 Sardis Church Rd., Madison 427-5206 Site Manager-Donna Fulp • 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 Manager- 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.
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GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS DAN RIVER ART MARKET & GALLERY Open Thurs’ 10-4 and Fri. 11-2 Second Saturdays 11-2 and by appt! Watch for Studio Tour 2013! CAROLINA COUNTRY SATURDAY NIGHT DANCE 126 Ruffin School Rd. 8 -12:30 p.m. Band: Rawhide. Come Have Some Fun! $7 for members, $10 for non-members New Years Even Dance - Dec. 31st $20 In advance. $25 at door. Breakfast will be served. Catering by Sanitary Cafe. COLUMBIAN CENTER DANCE Ridgeway, Va. Music every. Monday & Saturday 7pm - 9:30pm. For More info call Wayne at 276-340-6212 SENIOR DANCES AT REIDSVILLE EVENTS CENTER Downtown Reidsville @ 223 S. Scales St. - Tuesday - Bluegrass Night 7pm - 9:30pm - Thursday - Classic Country with the City Limits Band 7pm:9;30pm Bob or Myra Tudor at 336-342-6770. DANCE - COLUMBIAN CENTER 1210 Old Leaksville Rd, Ridgeway, Va Doors open at 5:30, Monday & Saturday Music 7pm - 9:30 by the House Rockers For information call Wayne at 276-340-6212 CASCADE COMMUNITY CENTER DANCE Doors open 5:30 pm, Concessions avail. Music every Friday night: From 7-10 pm by Cascade Express & Friends and the 1st and 3rd Sat.night is BlueGrass. ROCK. CO. HUMANE SOCIETY There are several older dogs that need a good loving home. All are small breed dogs. Call 336-623-4428 (11am - 4pm Mon, Tues, Thur., Fri. and Sat. We Need Volunteers! FREE and Low Priced CATS. Neutered & all shots. For caring people with good homes. Call 336-623-4428, or visit 205 Boone Rd., Eden. NEW BEGINNINGS THRIFT SHOP 653 Washington St., Eden Proceeds support the Rockingham County Women’s Shelter. Please donate your unneeded items. They especially need Children’s Infant -Toddlers plus women’s Plus Sizes. 336-627-5003 SALVATION ARMY -EDEN Donations are accepted at 346 Kings Hwy. Mon. through Sat., 10. a.m. - 4.p.m. For information regarding the new store in Eden, please contact www.salationarmycarolinas.org/commands/reidsville or 336-349-4923.
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First Citizens' Academy Class Graduates Rockingham County's first Citizens' Academy Class graduated during the Nov. 13th meeting of the Rockingham County Board of Commissioners. The class included 26 community leaders representing all sections of Rockingham County. Graduates participated in this free, comprehensive, ten-week program to become better acquainted with Rockingham County Governmental operations. The Citizens’ Academy’s steering committee included County Commissioner Harold Bass, Rockingham Community College President Michael Helmick, County Manager Lance Metzler, Director of Strategic Management Adam Lindsay, and Public Information Officer Mable Scott. The Academy was developed: 1. To inform, educate, engage, and empower local citizens with a thorough, behind-the-scenes view of Rockingham County Government in order to help grow and develop future County Governmental leaders; 2. To personally meet and talk with County elected officials, department heads, appointed Board/Committee leaders, and staff to better understand how County Government operates. Eventually, this will enable Academy graduates to be actively involved with County Government; 3. To gain a working knowledge about the County’s overall organization, vision, mission, goals, objectives, budget, policies, procedures, and day-to-day functions to create civic ambassadors who may enlighten others about County Government. The Citizens’ Academy had ten programs/tours focusing on a major County Governmental topic. A short video introduced each session followed by County experts. Then, the class engaged in a problem solving exercise, hypothetical example, or case study. The main dialogue involved the participants’ solutions and exchanges with the experts. The introductory videos also served as educational tools for the general public and will air on the County’s YouTube, on RockinghamUpdate, and RCC’s Educational Public Access Channel.
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Investing In Rockingham County’s Quality of Life
Make this holiday season a truly special one for yourself and your community.
Think local first. Big Box Store Gifts Are Great... But locally themed gifts show you care even more... PERSONAL SERVICES Gift Certificates for massages, pedicures, manicures, facials, waxing, hair care, skin care, tanning, toning Gift Certificates to eat at local restaurants. Movie/game rental, skating passes, to their favorite clothing and accessories store Local artistry and hand crafted gifts from the artists themselves or local shops Books written by community members or about the community itself SERVICES Dry cleaning, alterations, rug cleaning, jewelry cleaning and repair Lawn care, home care, maid service Gutter cleaning, Car repair or upkeep Photo retouching, old vhs to dvd transfer Professional framing and/or photography Computer upgrades or diagnostics MEMBERSHIPS Gyms, Golf Courses, YMCA, Boys’ & Girls Club TICKETS Local movie theatres as well as plays, shows, events QUALITY OF LIFE Eye Care Appointments • Hearing Tests Home blood pressure cuff • Healthy Cooking Classes Classes at RCC for continuing education Private lessons of their interests: music, shooting, artwork, cooking, computers, horticulture, golf, tennis, driving, horseback riding, woodwork, scuba diving, foriegn language, singing Are people on your list having trouble meeting their basic needs? How about paying on their utilities, medicines, or a gift certificate to a grocery store, gas money. Vehicle services or maintenance, tires, brakes, windshield wipers. SMALL CHILDREN Skating passes, movie/game rentals, Movie passes, tickets to plays & events, dance lessons, music lessons, swim lessons, canoe rides Memberships to YMCA / Boy’s & Girls club Time spent with you one on one. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Red Cross Needs Volunteers Are you wondering what exactly does it mean to be a volunteer for the American Red Cross? Are you the type of person who wants to help in times of Disaster or Emergencies? Can we talk to you about our Emergency Services? Would you like to teach CPR/First Aid or other Health & Safety processes and procedures? Would you like to assist blood donors during our Blood Drives, or be a blood donor? How about helping with fundraisers and/or office support? Would you like to help out with food distribution in our Food Pantry? Join us for a Volunteer Orientation Class to learn more about the History of the American Red Cross, our Services and how you fit in. Orientation is held at the American Red Cross Office, 3692 NC Hwy 14, Reidsville, NC 27320, on the Second and Fourth Wednesday of each month from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. If you’d like to find out more, choose a convenient date and register by calling 336-349-3434 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 2012 Orientation Class Dates: Nov. 14 & 28, Dec. 12 & 26.
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Nonprofits Serving Local Seniors to Merge
The respective Boards of Directors of Aging, Disability & Transit Services of Rockingham County (formerly Council on Aging) and Caregivers of Rockingham County are thrilled to announce the planned merger of the two organizations effective January 1, 2013. The merger was unanimously approved by both Boards of Directors at their November meetings. T. Lee Covington, Executive Director for ADTS said, “We are thrilled to build on the solid relationship we already had with the Caregivers’ staff and look forward to maximizing our efficiency and effectiveness as a result of this merger”. Caregivers’ Board President, B.J. Wilkinson added, “Because the missions of both organizations are already so consistent, we believe this merger makes sense for the people of Rockingham County.” According to Deborah Poole, Caregivers’ Director, “This merger will allow Caregivers’ staff to focus more time and energy on expanding our volunteer recruitment and training efforts so that we can serve more people in need.” ADTS Board President, John Richardson adds, “ In our current environment of having to do more with less, this merger will allow both organizations to enhance our services, particularly in the areas of caregiver support, information and referral, and volunteer development.” Under the merger agreement, Caregivers will become a new division under the ADTS umbrella as of January 1, much like RCATS, Meals on Wheels, Friendship Adult Day Center and other critical programs and services already offered through ADTS. Deborah Poole will continue to serve as Director for Caregivers and will report directly to T. Lee Covington, ADTS Executive Director. B. J. Wilkinson stresses that "it is important for Caregivers' supporters, volunteers, and clients to know that this merger will not affect the daily operations and services of Caregivers. Caregivers will remain at 241 The Blvd. in Eden; the phone number will remain the same; and the same friendly staff and procedures for handling client requests will remain in effect." Caregivers of Rockingham County, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides a wide variety of nonprofessional volunteer services to seniors and people with disabilities in our county. Aging, Disability and Transit Services is a private nonprofit agency dedicated to assisting and linking senior adults, people with disabilities and their families with information, opportunities and services that promote and enhance quality of life, and to meeting the local transportation
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Leads group needs you The Rockingham County Leads Group meets every Wednesday, 12 noon in the center meeting room at Eden’s El Parrel located at 734 South Van Buren Rd. The Rockingham County Leads Group is a grass roots, member run, networking association. We offer the opportunity to meet with and get to know others in the Rockingham County area. While our main focus is business we do invite organizations such as non-profits and those interested in Rockingham County. At each meeting members will have the opportunity to deliver a sixty second “Infomercial” about their business. Also one member will have the opportunity to make a ten minute presentation about their business. We encourage members to come early and stay late, bring their business cards, flyers, brochures and other advertising materials. A lot of business and business contact is accomplished before and after meetings as we get to know each other. This is a casual meeting, with business owners from Eden, and all of Rockingham County as well as some from Greensboro and Burlington.
Salvation Army Offers Holiday Opportunities • Bellringers Help us bring holiday cheer! The Salvation Army is looking for groups and individuals to ring bells for a few hours, or a whole day at The Salvation Army Red Christmas Kettles. Funds collected through the kettles provide toys and food for individuals and families this Christmas. Kettles will be located at various locations throughout Rockingham County beginning November 15th through Christmas Eve excluding Sundays. • Angel Tree Helping provide toys to children in need. Adopt a child by visiting The Salvation Army Angel Trees in the community or by stopping by the local Salvation Army to obtain an angel tag with information about a child’s wish list for Christmas. Purchase selected wish list items and return to The Salvation Army by December 10th. The Angel Tree Program takes place November 1st through December 10th. Community Trees are located at any Rockingham County WalMart and Kmart.
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Teamwork: getting a group of individuals to do what one person tells them to.
needs of Rockingham County citizens. This mission is accomplished through providing an array of community services including In Home Aide (CAPDA, PCS, Home & Community Care Block Grant, Private Pay),
Meals on Wheels, Meals With Friends Nutrition Sites, Adult Day Care/Day Health, RCATS Public Access Transportation, Community Resource Connections, Hospital Transition Services and Advocacy and
HOME EQUIPMENT Canes Crutches Walkers Hospital Beds
Wheelchairs Bathroom Aides Oxygen C-Paps
Flu shots Pneumonia Tetanus Zostavax Travel Vaccines
Referral Services. Through its volunteer force, Caregivers will
now become a welcome addition to this array of services of ADTS in our county.
DIABETES CARE Free Diabetic Meters Diabetic Shoes Diabetic Education TAKE CHARGE Nutrition Program
Reduce your Prescription cost Free Generic Voucher One-Price Prescription Drug Plan
Providing Solutions for Better Health Free Monthly Supply of Vitamins for Kids • Free Monthly Supply of Low-Dose Aspirin
Health Tips Earwax Basics Earwax. Great table topic, right? Maybe not, but earwax is a natural, normal part of your body. It helps clean and lubricate your ears. Without it, your ears would become dry and itchy and pretty uncomfortable. Earwax forms in glands located in the skin of the outer part of your ears. It traps dust and dirt, and gradually transports these "invaders," along with skin cells, to the ear opening. There, it flakes and falls out or gets washed out by you. When all goes well, you don't even need to clean your ear canals. Just wash your outer ears with soap and water when taking a shower or bath. But if earwax builds up, it's time to take action. You may have symptoms such as a feeling of fullness, ringing, discharge, itching, odor, or partial hearing loss. Here's another clue: Your family members have started teasing, "Didn't you hear me? Get the wax outta your ears!" Start by cleaning the external ear with a cloth, but don't insert anything, such as a cotton-tipped applicator, bobby pin, piece of paper – or even your finger – into your ear canal. This does just the opposite of what you intend: It pushes wax deeper into your ear canal and can cause infection. You can also damage the ear canal or eardrum. Whatever you do, don't try a product called ear candles for extracting earwax. These involve inserting a cone-type device into the ear canal and setting the other end on fire! They can cause serious injury. What if you still have symptoms? In most cases, home treatments to soften wax work just fine. I can direct you to some possible options in our store. At home, lie on your side and deposit a few drops of one of these products in your ear. If this alone doesn't work, you can try ear syringing. This involves suctioning the wax out of your ears. Again, I can help you find these ear syringes here in our store. They work best if you put water, saline, or wax dissolving drops in the ear canal about 15–30 minutes beforehand. Before trying any of these products, it's best to discuss it with your doctor. If you have diabetes, a weakened immune system, perforated eardrum, or tube in your eardrum, a doctor should manually remove any built-up earwax, using special devices such as graspers and suction. A special ear, nose, and throat doctor called an otolaryngologist may be the best person for the job, especially if you have a narrow ear canal. Occasionally, you may also need antibiotic eardrops for an infection. Some people make more earwax than others. If needed, you can see your doctor for preventive cleaning as often as every 6 to 12 months. Eden Drug is a full service, family owned pharmacy serving the individual needs of our patients.
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Citizen’s Academy citizens learn about county
Rockingham County's inaugural Citizens' Academy class graduated 26 participants during the Nov. 13th Rockingham County Board of Commissioners’ meeting. The first class included the following community leaders representing all sections of Rockingham County: Lula C. Bass, Deborah Brady, Walt Cooper, Amber Cruz, Sara Cummings, Sherry Garrett, Theresa Giles, Mark Hatchett, Leanna Lawson, Clarinda Lipscomb, Edna McCollum, Sammy Massey, Gary L. Moore, Linda Nye, Meggan R. Odell, Jeffrey H. Parris, Sharon G. Penley, Richard Junior Ratliff, Royce L. Richardson, John Roberts, Matt Smith, Phyllis A. Thomas, Jeffrey E. Utter, Casey Vincent, Heather Welch, and William N. Wells, Jr. Each graduate received a certificate of appreciation and a
1. To inform, educate, engage, and empower local citizens with a thorough, behind-the-scenes view of Rockingham County Government in order to help grow and develop future County Governmental leaders; 2. To personally meet and talk with County elected officials, department heads, appointed Board/Committee leaders, and staff to better understand how County Government operates. Eventually, this will enable Academy graduates to be actively involved with County Government; 3. To gain a working knowledge about the County’s overall organization, vision, mission, goals, objectives, budget, policies, procedures, and day-to-day functions to create civic ambassadors who may enlighten others about County Government. The Citizens’ Academy had ten programs/tours focusing on a major County Governmental topic. A short video introduced each session followed by County experts. Then, the class engaged in a problem solving exercise, hypothetical example, or case study. The main dialogue involved the participants’ solutions and exchanges with the experts. The introductory videos also served as educational tools for the general public and will air on the County’s YouTube, on RockinghamUpdate, and RCC’s Educational Public Access Channel 2.
Rockingham County Governmental lapel pin from the Rockingham County Board of Commissioners. They also received a Citizens’ Academy shirt donated by Gildan Activewear, located in Eden, the largest distributor of T-shirts in the United States. Graduates participated in this free, ten-week program to become better acquainted with Rockingham County Governmental operations. Thursday evening classes were from Sept. 6th through Nov. 8th. The Citizens’ Academy’s steering committee included County Commissioner Harold Bass, Rockingham Community College President Michael Helmick, County Manager Lance Metzler, Director of Strategic Management Adam Lindsay, and Public Information Officer Mable Scott. The Academy was developed:
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Investing In Rockingham County’s Quality of Life Continued from Page 9 • Toy Shop Helper Help organize, sort and bag toys! Sort and package toys for each child adopted at our Angel Trees and prepare the toys for distribution. This position requires a lot of mobility and some lifting, but in exchange for all of that sweat, you get to feel like you work at the North Pole! Help is needed December 10th - 14th & 17th - 19th from anytime between 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. • Toy Distribution One of our greatest Christmas moments! Distribute gifts to families in need December 20th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Come see the joy in the families' faces as they realize that they will be able to provide Christmas gifts to their children. The Salvation Army of Rockingham County Eden Corps 314 Morgan Road, Eden, NC 27288 P.O. Box 769, Eden, NC 27289 (p) 336.627.4177 • (f) 336.623.1675 Reidsville Corps 704 Barnes Street, Reidsville NC, 27320 P.O. Box 686, Reidsville, NC 27323 (p) 336.349.4923 • (f) 336.349.9985
Dennis named Reidsville Police Chief Sworn in on October 31st, Charlie Dennis is a law enforcement professional with more than 26 years of on-the-job experience is the City of Reidsville's new Police Chief. Charlie Dennis' last assignment before coming to Reidsville was four years as Chief of Police for the Page Police Department in Page, Arizona, where he was a consensus builder who was adept at implementing new programs and technology, focused on open Dennis communication and transparency with citizens and improved the operational efficiency of his department. "I believe that we have found in Charlie a Police Chief that not only has the professional qualifications, but the personal attributes, demeanor, and interests that will make him an excellent fit for this very important position in Reidsville," said Michael J. Pearce, Reidsville City Manager. Dennis' selection came after a rigorous assessment center done by the City. "The assessment center that we developed was very important in helping me sort through 66 applications from all across the United States," Pearce said. "In the end, we had 21 candidates from North Carolina and 45 from 23 other states and the District of Columbia. Only eight did not meet the minimum requirements of the job, and 15 were chosen as semifinalists because of their professional experience and training. Those 15 had telephone interviews and were tested for various personality traits. Of those 15, seven were picked to attend a two-day assessment center in which 11 volunteers that were either police chiefs, human resource or city management professionals from communities across North Carolina graded how the candidates did on written and oral exercises. "Two of the candidates dropped out prior to the assessment center and of the final five, Charlie was clearly the best candidate for the job. While all of this work doesn't guarantee that anyone will be successful, I felt that the job of Police Chief was important enough to devote as much attention as we could to best assure us that the new chief would be a good fit in Reidsville," Pearce said. "After everything I have seen during these last three months, I feel very confident that Mr. Dennis will be a great Police Chief in Reidsville for a long time." Dennis said he is excited to become Reidsville's next Chief of Police. "I look forward to getting to know the officers and staff at the Reidsville Police Department and the members of my new community and continuing to build upon the solid foundation that has been established by Chief Hunt to demonstrate our commitment to excellence through continual improvement in providing quality police services," Dennis said. He added, "I want to ensure that our department is reflective of the community we serve. The way to do that is for me to get to know Reidsville residents by talking to them to learn what is important to them and strengthening and developing new partnerships within our community. I am also looking forward to working with other City departments to provide services that will enhance the quality of life for all members of our community and continue to make Reidsville a great place to live, work, and play." In Page, Dennis led a 36-member agency and administered a $3.2 million budget under a City Council/Manager form of government. While there, he implemented a new CAD-RMS system, updat-
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County names “Boss of Month” Rockingham County Manager Lance Metzler is honoring local citizens each month as they visit the Rockingham County Governmental Center in Wentworth. Metzler is now honoring Robert E. Blackstock of Reidsville as "Boss of the Month.” Each month, candid photos will be shot of citizens visiting the Governmental Center, 371 NC 65, in Wentworth. One photo will be Blackstock selected to be highlighted by the County as "Boss of the Month." Several framed photos of the "Boss of the Month" are displayed in the Governmental Center, on the County's homepage, and the County's Facebook page. "Our Rockingham County citizens are very special to all of us in Rockingham County Government," Metzler said. "I came up with this idea to honor a Rockingham County citizen as "Boss of the Month" in order to remind employees that our ultimate responsibility is to serve our citizens."
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County officials dedicate new Disabled American Veterans Sign Rockingham County Commissioners, the County Manager, and other key officials joined the Rockingham County Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 63 on Oct. 29th to dedicate a new sign on NC 65. The dedication was in front of the Rockingham County Agricultural Building, 525 NC Hwy. 65, west of Reidsville, in the Old Wentworth Elementary. The Rockingham County Board of Commissioners approved office space for the Rockingham County DAV while the County’s Engineering and Public Utilities Department provided the sign to help with DAV location information for veterans and the general public. Rockingham County Commissioner Chair W. Keith Mabe, Commissioner Vice Chair James Kallam, County Manager Lance Metzler, other County officials, and many DAV members participated in the dedication. The Disabled American Veterans are very appreciative of what
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CNA students graduate On Nov. 15, the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program at Rockingham Community College graduated 17 students from its evening program. The students began classes in August. In North Carolina, students must complete a minimum of 75 hours of CNA course work and 100
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State 4-H Council Conference On November 3-4, 2012, Rockingham County teen 4-Hers attended the State 4-H Council Conference held in Raleigh. Three 4-Hers; Lorrie Norwood, Lydia Ryan and Sarah Holmes attended the event with involved workshops focused on leadership skills. The workshops that they were involved in were focused on improving yourself through improvisation, teambuilding through swing dancing and also youth standing up to bullying. Along with workshops they participated in an awards banquet, dance, district meetings and state meetings
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Register of Deeds warns citizens: Buyers Beware! Rockingham County Register of Deeds Rebecca Cipriani warns citizens to beware of a “Deed Processing Notice” being sent to local homeowners from a company with a Washington, DC, address called
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Like helping others Attend a training workshop Keep a monthly calendar Why is there a need for volunteering to tutor adults in reading? Many adults cannot read because of: • Learning differences or disabilities • Sight and hearing difficulties • Missing too much school • Being moved from school to school • Not receiving enough oneon-one attention What are some of our students’ goals? • Learing to read • Getting a driver’s license • Passing the GED test • Pursuing a new job or promotion How can you get involved? Call Jean Light Kinyon, Executive Director at 336-6270007. Please help someone learn how to read, or how to read better. Your help is very much needed and appreciated. ESL (English as a Second Language) tutors are also needed. The Rockingham County Literacy Project does not discriminate against any person based on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, or disability.
Investing In Rockingham County’s Quality of Life Continued from Page 12 the County Commissioners and County Manager Lance Metzler have done by giving them space to work in and handle DAV affairs. Engineering and Public Utilities Director Ronnie Tate approved money for the sign from the Buildings and Grounds budget.
Reidsville launches new website The City of Reidsville has launched a new, revamped website that features news, video, slide shows, calendar of events and much more and is one of the latest efforts to “showcase” Reidsville. It also points visitors to the City’s Facebook page. According to City Manager Michael J. Pearce, “The new website gives us an opportunity to provide more information and services not only to our residents but also to people doing business in our City, along with visitors to our area. It also allows the individual departments in the City to expand more on their offerings. “For example you can now visit the documents center and download codes, licenses, sign permits, signup forms for events, sports and more,” he explained. “We are constantly striving to serve our residents and customers more quickly and more efficiently, and this is just another avenue to accomplish this goal.” The website gives each City department more flexibility on the pages for their departments. It also allows for the community and visitors to have a better understanding of the departmental functions. Visitors to the site can see a master calendar of City-sponsored events and meetings. When you click onto the event, it then takes you to more detailed information. You can sign up for CodeRED notifications or opt out from the site. One of the highlighted features of the new site is its slideshows. This is a marketing tool for the City and City-owned facilities. The Penn House, for example, can now showcase what a wedding or event looks like at the venue. Moving from one section of the site to another is quite simple. The format is easy to follow and user friendly. With any new site there are still some glitches that have to worked out, so please let us know if you have any problems navigating through the site by contacting the webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NC Community foundation re-activates Distater Relief Fund The North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF) has reactivated its statewide Disaster Relief Fund to support relief efforts related to Hurricane Sandy, according to an announcement made today by Rod Martin, chair of the statewide grants committee and a member of the NCCF board. Nonprofit programs serving storm victims’ needs in counties served by the NCCF are eligible for consideration. Credit card donations can be made online through the NCCF website via the “Give Now” button or under the “Giving” tab at nccommunityfoundation.org or by downloading a contribution form from the site and mailing or faxing it to NCCF offices. (The fax number is 919-8285495. The form or checks can be mailed to NCCF at 4601 Six Forks Road, Suite 524, Raleigh, NC 27609). Please designate your gift for “Disaster Relief.” All gifts are tax-deductible. All funds will go directly to nonprofit organizations serving the needs of local victims in counties served by the NCCF. Local affiliate foundations will determine the nonprofit agency/agencies that are the best and most efficient means to provide relief for victims of storms in their areas. No portion of the NCCF’s Disaster Relief Fund will be used for the Foundation’s administrative or operational expenses, which the Foundation is also encouraging among local recipient agencies. “We remain concerned about our neighbors and friends who have suffered losses related to Hurricane Sandy,” said NCCF CEO Jennifer Tolle Whiteside. “Our network of affiliate foundations will ensure that any contributions we collect for the NCCF Disaster Relief Fund are effectively distributed to those nonprofit agencies that can serve the greatest needs in our partner communities,” she said. NCCF awarded $152,000 in disaster relief last year to support needs related to April’s tornadoes and Hurricane Irene in August. For more information visit nccommunityfoundation.org, contact the NCCF headquarters office in Raleigh at 800-201-9533 or email email@example.com. About the North Carolina Community Foundation: The NCCF is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has made nearly $68 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $156 million in assets, the NCCF sustains over 1,000 funds and endowments established to provide long-term support of a broad range of community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions and scholarships. The NCCF partners with 60 affiliate foundations to provide local resource allocation and community assistance in 67 counties across the state. An important component of NCCF’s mission is to ensure that rural philanthropy has a voice at local, regional and national levels. For more information, visit nccommunityfoundation.org and Facebook and follow us on Twitter @NCCF.
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Salvation Army Angel Trees Need You! Eden Toy Shop location, dates, hours: 222 Kings Hwy. Eden (Beside Dollar Tree) Dec. 5th - Dec. 12th 9:00am-3:00pm Deadline to have toys into toy shop: December 12th Distribution Date: December 20th Eden Office: 627-4177
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Deadline to have toys into toy shop: December 10th Distribution Date: December 20th Reidsville Office: 349-4923
Rockingham County Locations of Angel Trees 1. Reidsville Kmart 2. Reidsville Walmart 3. Madison Kmart 4. Madison Walmart 2. Toy Shop location, dates, hours: Old Kerr Drug Building Dec. 10th - Dec. 19th
Continued From Page 2 Chamber of Commerce. These remarks were echoed by Mike Dougherty, Director of Economic Development for the City of Eden and 2012 Chairman of the Eden Chamber of Commerce. "We have witnessed numerous successful partnerships within Rockingham County of late and it seemed natural for the Chambers of Commerce to establish a similar partnership to their mutual benefit," he remarked. For more information about the Rockingham County Chambers Alliance contact Jean Ann Wood of the Eden Chamber of Commerce at 36-623-3336, Diane Sawyer of the Reidsville Chamber of Commerce at 336-349-8481 and Amy Sparks Martin of the Western Rockingham Chamber of Commerce at 336-580-7229.
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During the holiday season lending a hand to children need becomes especially important. Pennies for Change is a nonprofit organization focusing on providing basic needs and offering hope to families and individuals in Rockingham County with a strong focus on children. “We are determined to rebuild lives and provide security and hope for the future for the children and families we assist. By helping today we are offering hope for tomorrow,” says Nancy Nelson, Director. A Pennies for Change, Inc. thrift store will be coming soon to Meadow Greens Shopping Center in Eden 640 E. South Van Buren Road. 100% of all proceeds from donated items will go to assist children and our area. Not only will we be providing basic needs for these children as they mature we will also be offering scholarship funds to further their education. You can help by making a donation today. We appreciate your financial health as well as your donation of discarded household items furniture and clothing. These items will either be placed with a needy family or sold in our thrift store. All donations are tax-deductible. For more information call Nancy Nelson the director of pennies for change. At 276-340-4216.
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Register for "Free" Emergency Notifications! Rockingham County Emergency Services Director Johnny Bowles advises all Rockingham County residents to register as soon as possible with DeltAlert to receive emergency information during a major event or disaster. You can also receive non-emergency information as well as severe weather notifications. Bowles recommends that local citizens sign up for a "free" account to start receiving notifications. It only takes a couple of minutes to register at this link: http://alerts.deltalert.com/optin/start.xhtml?clientId=196476935 Rockingham County has contracted with DeltAlert to provide this high-speed notification system for local citizens. The DeltAlert system provides Rockingham County officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire county. Bowles cautioned that such systems are only as good as the telephone number database supporting them. "If your phone number is not in the database, you will not be called.” “No one should automatically assume his or her phone number is included,” Bowles said urging all individuals and businesses to log onto the Rockingham County website: www.co.rockingham.nc.us or Rockingham County Emergency Services website: http://www.co.rockingham.nc.us/pview.aspx?id=14866&catID=407
and follow the link to the "DeltAlert Notification Registration” page. Those without Internet access may call Rockingham County Emergency Services at 336-634-3017, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.to supply their information over the phone. Required information includes first and last name, street address (physical address, no P.O. boxes), city, state, zip code, and primary phone number. Additional phone numbers can be entered as well. All businesses should register, as well as all individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number or address within the past year, and those who use a cellular phone or VoIP phone as their primary number. Bowles explained, "DeltAlert allows geographically based delivery, which means street addresses are required to ensure emergency notification calls are received by the proper individuals in a given situation. The system works for cell phones too, but we need to have an associated street address to provide relevant messages." Questions should be directed to the Rockingham County Emergency Services, 336-634-3017.
Sheriff’s office collects for holiday season 'Tis the season of giving-- and this year, the need is greater than ever. That’s why this holiday season; the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office is doing its part to help collect food for the hungry. Through December 10th, you can stop by the Sheriff’s Office in Wentworth and drop off canned and/or non-perishable food items. This food will go to the local Red Cross Food Pantry to feed our Rockingham County neighbors in need this holiday season. To make donating even easier this year, you can also give these items to any of Sheriff Page’s Deputies, who will bring it to the office for you. When you see a Deputy in your area, simply flag him down and give him your donation. The food will be distributed through the Rockingham County Red Cross and given to families in need throughout the holiday season. Help us to feed a family this holiday season! TOGETHER, WE CAN HELP THOSE IN NEED Sheriff Collecting Canned and Non-Perishable Food Items for 2012 Red Cross Food Drive
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Looking for a different kind of volunteer work? How about volunteering to do taxes for Eden area residents this tax season? The Garden of Eden Senior Center VITA Site is looking for volunteers to spend a little time learning about taxes. If you’re interested, you’ll be trained with Internal Revenue Service tax materials to help people whose incomes are $51,000 or less with their federal and state individual income tax returns. Through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance or Tax Counseling for the Elderly Program, you will learn to prepare simple federal and state tax returns. In return, you will be asked to donate about 8 hours a week helping at the Garden of Eden Senior Center VITA/TCE site from February 4th through April 15th. Our VITA/TCE site uses computers to prepare and electronically transmit tax returns (e-file). If you’re interested in learning to e-file tax
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Guests celebrate at Evening of Recognition with M*A*S*H Theme With “M.A.S.H.” as its Theodore Haapala, Mr. and Mrs. Wealth Management / theme, the 2012 Evening of Elton H. Trent, Jr. Cornerstone Financial Partners, Recognition gala held recently at Gold Sponsors (not Talon Alex and Donna Rothrock, W. Pennrose Country Club Eugene and Deborah D. in Reidsville and sponRussell, Steve and Alice sored by the Smith, Mr. and Mrs. R o c k i n g h a m James Thompson, Mrs. Community College Frances B. Tucker, Foundation, was an Homer E. Wright, Jr. and opportunity to have fun Martha Hopkins. while celebrating and Silver Sponsors – Mrs. recognizing the lifeVicky W. Alston, Mr. and altering support the Mrs. W.B. “Dud” Apple, fundraising efforts of Mrs. Toni Burchell, Foundation volunteers Citty’s Plumbing and offers RCC students. Pools, Doctors Vision Now in its fourCenter, Dr. and Mrs. Jay teenth year, the Evening Donecker, J. Michael of Recognition honor Fargis & Associates, those who have made LLP, Mrs. Laura Lively outstanding contribuFelts, Tommy and Gail Kenan - Kenan Wright accepts the 2012 tions to the college or the Flynt, Dan and Martha Friend of RCC Award from RCC college foundation. This Foster, Mrs. Faye P. President, Dr. Michael Helmick. year, the Annie Penn Gantt, John and Sylvia Hospital and Morehead Grogan, Mr. and Mrs. Hospital auxiliaries were Doyle Hayes, Jerry and chosen as 2012 Corporate Donna Van Ness Benefactor Award recipiHighsmith, Mr. and Mrs. ents. Kenan Wright, RCC Kenneth Hux, Mrs. Mary Board of Trustees memB. Hux, Rev. and Mrs. ber, received the 2012 Clarence Johnson, Joe and Friend of RCC Award. Gail King, Market Street Others recognized Wealth Management during the evening Group, LLC, Jess and included the following: Barbara Moore, Mrs. Lib Talon Club members Pace, Mr. and Mrs. Bobby (also Gold Sponsors): Stanley, Bill and Barbara BB&T Rockingham Stone, Mrs. Janice R. Tate, County, Carolina Dr. and Mrs. William Apothecary, Kevin and Truslow, Mr. and Mrs. Ruth Ashley Mary Chan Lovel Kelley Carroll, Duke Charles Wharton, Mrs. accepts a 2012 accepts a 2012 Energy, First Citizens Judith J. Wilkins. Corporate Corporate Bank, Dr. Michael S. Benefactor Award Henry Douglas, Neil Benefactor Award Helmick and Dr. Melinda Hendrix, MillerCoors, M. Davis, Home Savings RCC baseball team, RCC Bank, Dr. and Mrs. Robert C. Club Members) – Annie Penn Student Ambassadors, RCC Keys, Dr. Robert Lowdermilk Hospital, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Student Government and Ms. Kathy Cheek, Burton, John D. Love Family, Association, and the RCC staff NewBridge Bank, Wells Fargo, Miss Trudy Mason, Morehead volunteers were thanked for their Kenan and Molly Wright. Hospital, Dan and Beth Mosca, special contributions. Platinum Sponsors – Mr. Dr. Jan Overman, Protegrity
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Continued from Page 16 returns on a volunteer basis, then VITA/TCE can teach you. You need not have any accounting experience. All that’s required is a desire to help others who cannot prepare their basic tax returns or afford to pay a preparer. VITA/TCE volunteers participate in training session—in class, online, or through self-study—then are tested on what they learned. Don’t wait! For more information or to volunteer, contact Jim Barko at 336-6237651 or the Garden of Eden Senior Center at 336-627-4711
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Rockingham County, NC Dr. Rodney Shotwell, Superintendent of Rockingham County Schools, has been selected as the 2012 Honor Administrator Award by the North Carolina Music Educators Association (NCMEA). He received the award during the state NCMEA in-service conference in Winston-Salem on November 12. The annual Honor Superintendent Award began in 1972 and was renamed, Honor Administrator in 2008. The award recognizes a North Carolina Administrator who provides outstanding support for music and arts programs as part of the school curriculum. Shotwell was nominated for the award by music educators of Rockingham County Schools. Ann Pratt, Choral Director & Piano Instructor at McMichael High, stated in her recommendation letter, “As a supporter of the cultural arts in Rockingham County Schools, Dr. Rodney Shotwell has proven time and time again that he is appreciative and understanding of the role of the arts in education, and is invested in their success in our county. He is intent on achievement in the arts, and aware that success requires an investment of time, finances and energy.”
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Crouch named Civic Leader of Year By National Community Pharmacy Association ees. Armed with $60 each, they employees were able to spend the money as they wished as long as it was spent locally—not saved or used to pay bills—and as long as 10% went to charity. Eden Drug has also provided school backpacks and supplies to local school aged children for several years. Each year, the
Crouch Eden Drug Owner Pete Crouch won The 2012 Next Generation Pharmacist Civic Leader of the Year Award at the National Community Pharmacy Assoc. convention held in San Diego, CA on October 15th of this year. The Next-Generation Pharmacist awards were established through a partnership of Parata Systems and Pharmacy Times. The program salutes pharmacy professionals in a variety of industry categories who are defining the future of pharmacy. The national awards program recognizes and honors pharmacists, technicians and student pharmacists who embody the future vision of the industry. In 2012, the program attracted more than 375 nominations from 41 states and Guam. All entrees were reviewed by an independent panel of esteemed judges, chaired by Pharmacy Times Editor in Chief Fred M. Eckel, RPh, MS. Among Crouch’s civicminded activities are free classes to patients and community members on heart health and diabetes, called “Heart Healthy” and “Sweet Spot Sessions” respectively. The courses integrate pharmacist counseling, medication management, diet, exercise and simple methods of improving health. Under Crouch’s guidance, Eden Drug adopted the motto, “Vaccinate here, stay safe here” when administering travel vaccines to patients travelling to Africa, South America and Afghanistan. Crouch has been an Eden Chamber of Commerce Board member for two years and will serve as Chairman in 2014. He encourages his employees to support the community. Eden Drug has a program entitled the “Golden Egg” project. It rewards employees for providing supplies to charity, such as the Red Cross, Cooperative Christian Ministries and the Lord’s Food Pantry. As owner of an independent pharmacy, Crouch and his wife Debbie understand the importance of community support and buying locally. That promoted Crouch to distribute $2,000 in $2 bills to Eden Drug’s thirty five employ-
company gives away more than 2,000 backpacks to needy children. “It was very humbling and an honor to be recognized nationally for efforts to make our local community better,” stated Crouch. For more information, contact Crouch at 336-627-4854.
Morehead Hospital Welcomes two new Doctors Two news doctors have North Carolina Medical Board come to Eden and will practice and American Academy of Pain through Morehead Memorial Medicine/American Pain Society Hospital. recommendations for opioid preMorehead is pleased to wel- scription writing and compliance. come Dr. David For more inforO’Toole to Morehead mation about how to Pain Management obtain a referral, call Center, 518 S. Van 336-635-6810. Buren Rd., Suite 2, Memorial Eden. Hospital is also pleased Dr. O’Toole to welcome Dr. Chamu received his medical Shanmugan to degree from the Morehead Pediatric University of South Associates, 520 S. Van Florida in Tampa. He Buren Road, Suite 2, completed residency specializing in the care O’Toole training in anesthesiolof children from infant ogy and critical care through teens. Originally from Champaign, medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospitals in Baltimore, MD, and IL, Dr. Shanmugam attended fellowship training in pain medi- medical school at Bangalore cine from the University of North University, India, and completed Carolina Hospitals. He previous- a pediatric residency at Maine ly was affiliated with Lexington Medical Center, Portland, Maine. Medical Center Anesthesiology/ She finished a fellowship in pediPain Medicine in Lexington, NC, atric hematology/oncology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, which is part of the Wake Forest Minnesota. Prior to joining Baptist Health System. Morehead Pediatrics Morehead Pain Associates, she pracManagement Center ticed medicine in offers minimally invaSouthern Illinois and in sive, non-surgical Fort Lauderdale, techniques to treat the Florida. She has more source of pain. The than 25 years’ experiCenter’s goal is to ence and is board certified in pediatrics by the give patients increased American Board of mobility and pain Pediatrics. relief without the need D r . for back surgery by Shanmugan Shanmugam is now utilizing an integrated, accepting new patients. comprehensive For more information approach to pain management. and to schedule an appointment, Morehead Pain Management Center utilizes the call 336-635-6809.
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2012 Governor’s Awards Presented The North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service has presented the 2012 Governor’s Award for Volunteer Service to Hazel Puckett of Rockingham County. The Governor’s Volunteer Service Award was first given in 1979. This year marks the 34th consecutive year of the award that honors people who have shown concern and compassion for their neighbors by making a significant contribution to their community through volunteer service.
Barbour Studio-EDEN NC HOME Through a collaborated effort, photographer Tom Barbour, his son Nicholas and his wife Maryann came up with the idea of designing a collage using a collection of Tom's photographs showing Eden's beautiful scenery, it's people and business areas throughout the City. They decided to collage the photos within an outline of the State of North Carolina and appropriately name the finished design EDEN NC, HOME. This wonderful presentation of local photographs is now available at Barbour Studio and Gallery in three sizes, 16x20, 11x14, and 8x10 and would make a meaningful gift for friends and family who have ties to this community, including those who unfortunately have moved away but no doubt still call Eden home. So take the opportunity to stop by Barbour Studio in the Historic Downtown Leaksville shopping district and surprise someone this Christmas with something very personal and meaningful, the gift called EDEN NC HOME.
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Hazel Puckett is well known in Rockingham County for her volunteerism. She was nominated for the 2012 award by Frances Paschal; and references were Kay Hammock and Exie Gunn. Hazel was recognized for her work with Cooperative Extension Volunteers as the Vice President of the county organization, and as President of her community club, Rock House Creek. Hazel also is an active volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, Piedmont Conservation Council, and Calvary Baptist Church food closet. She is known throughout the county at the “Recycling Queen”! Paschal notes that “Hazel has met a need for the less fortunate and elderly. Her compassion shows in all she does.” Wilma Brown, President of the Rockingham County Cooperative Extension Volunteers, says that Hazel Puckett is a model volunteer who can always be counted on to help others. Hazel was presented with a letter from Governor Perdue and her award at the Cooperative Extension Volunteer Meeting on October 18, 2012. Brenda Sutton, Cooperative Extension Director, is the Rockingham County Coordinator for the Volunteer Service Award.
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Rockingham County Sheriff Sam Page and two of his K-9 Handlers put on a demonstration at Williamsburg Elementary School on Monday October 22nd in honor of “Red Ribbon Week”. Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco and drug prevention and awareness campaign observed annually in October in the United States. Red Ribbon Week began after the kidnapping, torture and murder of DEA agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena in 1985. Agent Camarena had been working undercover in Guadalajara, Mexico for over four years. His efforts led to a tip that resulted in the discovery of a multimillion dollar narcotics manufacturing operation in Chihuahua, Mexico. He was subsequently executed by drug cartels for his actions. After his death, a campaign was started to wear red ribbon in his memory Agent Camarena. During the administration of President Bill
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JROTC Banquet honors Cadets On October 24, 2012 the Morehead High School Army JROTC “Corps of Cadets” hosted an Awards Banquet at Santana’s Restaurant. The banquet consisted of cadets receiving awards, ribbons, certificates, promotions, plaques and letters of commendation for their accomplishments through the 1st semester of this school year. The "Corps of Cadets" as a unit received their orders and certificate from Ft. Bragg, NC recognizing them as a Honor unit Of Distinction for SY 2012-2013.
The following list of awardees received special recognition for their performance in and out of the classroom. Outstanding Drill Awardee of the Quarter (Best in performance drill) C/PV2 Gavin Robertson, Volunteer Awardee of the Quarter (109 community service hours since August 15, 2012) C/CSM Jacob Harris Physical Fitness Awardees of the Quarter (Top scores on Presidential Fitness Test) (Female) C/CPT Ayanna Surratt,
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Investing In Rockingham County’s Quality of Life Continued from Page 20 Clinton, Red Ribbon Week grew into a nation-wide service effort. During the demonstration, Sheriff Page explained to the students how the K-9s find drugs and how they capture “bad guys”. Left to Right: Rockingham County Sheriff Sam Page addresses some of the students at Williamsburg Elementary School, K-9 Handler put on a demonstration of how the dog apprehends a fleeing criminal. Sheriff Page Educates Williamsburg Elementary School Students on the Dangers of Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco for “Red Ribbon Week”
Child & Adult Care Food Program The Perkins Professional Day Care Lane announces their participation in the U.S. Department of Agriculture funded Child and Adult Care Food Program. Meals will be available at no separate charge to enroll participants. Children who are TANF recipients or who are members of SNAP or FDPIR households or are Head Start participants, are auntomatically eligible to receive free meal benefits. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institu-
“Costumes for a Cause” Included County Manager & Employees! What lurked around Rockingham County Governmental Center offices or cubicles on Oct. 31st? Rockingham County employees dressed up for Costume for a Cause, wore a Crazy Hat, and gave a few bucks to the United Way! Everyone wearing a costume or crazy hat were featured in a Munsters’ Mug Shot. Did the full moon transform County Wellness Points were Manager Lance Metzler into County given to employees in Dracula, Casper the Friendly Ghost, a costume, wearing a Scarecrow, Batman, the Mummy, crazy hat, and sharing Frankenstein or a pirate? The County a United Way contribuManager led the pack dressed as a pirate tion. Best Costume to scare up donations for United Way! Winners received 500 Wellness Points. The winners were Lance Metzler (County Manager dressed as a pirate) and Kerry Taylor (Partnership for Economic & Tourism Development) dressed gothic).
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Times Are Tough For Kids Parents may not be talking to their children about today's stressful realities, but kids feel the stress nonetheless. When parents lose their job or can't make ends meet, often the ones that bear the brunt of it all are those with no voice and no control: kids. Many organizations are also facing uncertain times financially. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Eden gives young people structure, stability and mentoring. Every child needs a safe haven - a place to just be a kid. For millions of kids, their safe haven is the Boys & Girls Club. Young people need the Club today more than ever. Give the gift of security this holiday season. Support the Boys & Girls Club of Eden- Great Futures Start Here! Holiday Hours of Operation Open week days 7:15 to 5:30 Closed December 24th & 25th Closed Januarary 1st BE GREAT www.bgceden.com Boys & Girls Club of Eden 1026 Harris Street, Eden, NC
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Beadful Things Handcrafted Jewelry Maryann Barbour launched her new line of handcrafted jewelry at this year’s RiverFest. People raved about her earrings, necklaces and bracelets. Her full line of jewelry is on display at Barbour Studio, 714 Washington Street in Eden. Barbour Studio hours are Monday-Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm. Call 336-6237007 or 336-613-1935 for more information. Angelo’s Pizza Pub-Now Open! Angelo Tiano has opened this new restaurant at its 629 Monroe Street location in the Historic Leaksville Downtown area. Come support this exciting new business. Carl’s Car Wash This business is located at 1230 E. Stadium Drive in the Draper Village area of Eden. Carl provides car washing and detailing. Pull up or by appointment. Call Carl at 336-554-0697. Ray’s Hitch and Trailer This business has opened at 1230 E. Stadium Drive. Phone 336635-5140. Barbour Studio-EDEN NC HOME Photo Photographer Tom Barbour, his son Nicholas and his wife Maryann created the idea of designing a collage using a collection of Tom's photographs showing Eden's beautiful scenery, its people and business areas throughout the city. This wonderful presentation of local photographs is now available at Barbour Studio and Gallery in three sizes, 8”x10” ($15), 11”x14” ($30) and 16”x20” ($45) and would make a meaningful gift for friends and family. Stop by Barbour Studio in the Historic Downtown Leaksville downtown and surprise someone this Christmas with this unique gift called EDEN NC HOME. For more information, contact Tom at 336-623-7007. The Front Porch Mel and Gloria are ready to help with your gift list. Come browse their beautiful collection of scarves. Also, they have a wonderful selection of coffees, wines, and gourmet food items. Let them create a gift basket for your needs. They will be selling the Slices of Heaven breads this
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season...please call to pre-order! Call 627-9041 for more info. JJ’s Treasures & Indoor Yard Sale Located at 137 N. Fieldcrest Road, this business sells used appliances, furniture, books, collectibles, toys and sports equipment. They can be reached at 336-627-5216. Land’s Treasures Buy Sell and Trade Audie Land has opened this business located at 157 N. Fieldcrest Road. It specializes in tools, electronics, pet supplies, heaters and other items. Call 336-344-0384 for more information. NC License Plate Agency Please continue to support our Eden NC License Plate Agency, conveniently located at 712 Washington Street next to Barbour Studio. There is great parking and a friendly staff to help you with your transactions. Call 336-627-1368 for more information. Bella Donna Antiques and Interiors—Extended Hours In December Bella Donna will be open from 10am-7pm Mon. Sat. until after Christmas to provide convenient shopping opportunities to those who work out of town. There are also new holiday scents in stock in the WoodWick candle line and many new items in stock. Stop by their 646 Washington Street location or call 336-623-0984 for more information.
Elree’s Sweet Shoppe Elree Carter, founder of Elree’s Sweet Shoppe, started baking in 1972 after she realized her Fieldcrest coworkers would pay for her homemade cakes. She built a bakery behind her Cascade Road home in the Draper area of Eden. Her daughter Gina bought the business in 1988. It has been located at 323 E. Meadow Road ever since. She sells a variety of cakes, cookies, cupcakes and other delicious bakery items. The famous Elree’s oatmeal cookies and fresh coconut cakes are often purchased for gifts, especially during the holiday season. Carter will sell between 400 and 500 coconut cakes each Christmas season and it is not unusual for her to sell 400 and 500 of her oatmeal cookies in any given week. “One day recently, my husband Michael spent 12 solid hours making oatmeal cookies,” Carter said. As we enter the holiday season, she encourages people to get their orders in early, especially for the oatmeal cookies and coconut cakes so the demand can be met. To learn more about Elree’s Sweet Shoppe and place your holiday orders, call Gina or Michael at 627-9338.
Ken Smith Heating and Cooling With 15 years of experience behind him, Ken Smith is opening this new business at 625 Washington Street in Eden (in the former Tommy’s Barber Shop location.) He offers free estimates and provides repairs and installation as well as ventilation services for all types of heating and cooling units. Ken is an authorized York dealer and repairs and services boilers and oil furnaces. Ken can be reached at 336-932-9547 or 336-6271600. June Marie Boutique June Marie is a boutique located at 658 Washington Street that features nostalgic gifts handmade by local and regional artisans. There is something for everyone. The store has pewter, glass, metal, photography, sculpture, jewelry, and more. Call 336-9121178 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Eden Historic Museum New gift items available at the Eden Historical Museum: TShirts: Tri-City Airport, Cox Airfield, Falcon Airways, Balmar Theatre, etc.; Ball caps: Tri-City Airport, Cox Airfield; Historic airport photos in frames made by Stan Corum of wood from TriCity Airport; Ballpoint pens carved by Pete Overby from wood salvaged from the Tri-City Airport hangar; Taking Flight: Eden’s Aviation History book; Assorted children’s toys; Local history books; Eden Community Appearance Commission Christmas ornaments, and more! Eden Historical Museum, 656 Washington Street, Eden, NC 27288, (336) 623-0773 Email: email@example.com om. Open Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Page Plus This new cell phone plan and accessories store is located at 637 Washington Street in Eden. They offer T-Mobile, Virgin Mobile, Boost Mobile as well as phone accessories. Hours are Mon.-Fri. 9am-7pm and Sat., 9am –6pm. Call 336-623-3323 for more information. Burkett & Barham CPA's is moving! For the 2013 tax season, Burkett & Barham will be located at 102 Adams Street, Eden (corner of Stadium and Adams.) Call 336623-2151for more information.
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Enjoy a holiday treat at the 15th Annual Tour Of Homes in Eden EDEN CHRISTMAS TOUR It’s that time again! Eden’s traditional Christmas Tour of homes, organized by the Eden
That house had been built in Memphis, TN, for a Mrs. John Snead Williams, who had been entranced by houses she had seen on a trip to France. Thus the home has a decidedly continental flair, and is especially enhanced by the unusually ornamental design of the windows The Dantuono Home across the front. One truly Preservation Society, is ready to spectacular Christmas decoration go for the Fifteenth time! was handmade by Nello from The owners of three lovely, scratch---it is a magnificent large interesting homes are hard at nativity scene of a special type work preparing for the influx of called a “presepio” much loved in visitors expected between 2 and 5 his home culture. It is constructed on December 2nd, and the choir of faux rocks covered in moss at historic St. Luke’s Episcopal with even a little waterfall and Church is tuning up to offer a many fascinating nooks and cranspecial treat for all who can man- nies. In the center are the tradiage their pilgrimage so as to tional figures of the Holy Family arrive at St. Luke’s by 4:30 PM. (minus the Baby Jesus, until In addition, the Parish Hall Christmas Eve), many tiny aniat St. Luke’s will be transformed mals, and many surprises tucked into Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe, away in the little grottos, like a where Christmas and holiday pizza maker at work in front of themed items, some new, and his brick oven. The figures were some not quite new but new to bought in Italy, but all the rest you, will offer a way to refresh was made by Nello, who is himyour home decorations just in self a “pizza maker,” the owner time for the holidays. If you wish of the Wentworth Elizabeth’s to donate holiday items for this Pizza shop. Visitors will have a sale, please contact Louise Price hard time pulling away from this at 623-1043. spellbinding scene. The residences on the tour The house itself has a unique are the D’Antuono home at 1851 feature that is sure to fascinate Indian Trail in Indian Hills; the visitors. The family has semiFrancis home at 530 Boone enclosed a patio at the rear and Road; and the Sexton home at converted it into a full outdoor 714 Pitcher Avenue. St. Luke’s, kitchen featuring a real pizza style brick oven. Nello h a s promised to preside there and will be offering visitors some authentic freshlybaked pizza. T h e residence is conveniently laid out The Francis Home inside and Audrey says at 600 Morgan Road, a National she is planning several live Register building, will be deco- Christmas trees and other decorarated for the Advent season and tions throughout, especially makwill have guides on hand to ing use of her collection of explain some of the church’s spe- ceramic Christmas trees in many cial features. The concert at St. sizes. Little Nikko’s room will Luke’s at 4:30 will be a special have a Charlie Brown theme. ending to this treasured tradition. FRANCIS HOME D’ANTUONO HOME The Francis home at 530 The flavor of Italy is every- Boone Road is tucked away modwhere in the handsome home of estly behind shrubbery and trees, Audrey and Nello Scotto and from the street gives no hint D’Antuono, at 1851 Indian Trail of its impressive size and historiin Indian Hills, which is not sur- cal character. Bonnie Francis prising since Nello is a native of says that according to an early Naples, Italy, and clearly retains map, a brewery stood on the site a strong affection for his in 1876. Most current residents Neapolitan heritage. The couple of Eden know it as the original were married at Chinqua-Penn a location of King’s Chandeliers, very few years ago, and carried and one of the two early workthe celebration over to another shops is still standing on the celebration in Nello’s home premises. The account in the Tale town. The house itself has an of Three Cities says that the earinteresting history. It was built in liest residential structure on the 1984 based on a design the origi- site was built in the late ninenal owner had seen pictured in teenth century by D. F. King, but the magazine Southern Accents. then follows a dizzying story of
numerous occupants and various Homes! additions and alterations, includLocations on the Tour this ing a whole little two story house year: • D'Antuono Home being moved from Bridge Street 1851 Indian Trail • Francis Home and attached to one end. By the 530 Boone Road • Sexton Home 1930s King’s son, D. Frank King, 714 Pitcher Avenue • St. Luke's lived there and founded the chan- Episcopal Church 600 Morgan delier company, which prospered Road • Special events: and grew into a world-wide well St. Luke's choir to perform a sperespected operation. Mr. and Mrs. cial Christmas Concert at 4:30 Harold D. Francis bought the pm & While you are there please house in 1980 and made it their visit our wonderful Christmas own. Shoppe. Tickets are $10 for the On entering the house one whole tour and may be purchased steps into a seemingly endless in advance at the Eden Historical maze of rooms, often a step up or Museum and the Eden Chamber a step down, each one filled with of Commerce. Tickets may also memorabilia, art, and artifacts of be purchased the day of the event many kinds. Some of the out- at any of the homes. visit standing features include the stairway to the second floor incorporating spindles a n d newel The Sexton Home p o s t s t a k e n from the tower of the Spray www.edenpreservation.org Mercantile building; fine pastels SEXTON HOME and paintings by Bonnie’s mothTucked almost out of sight er; many original light fixtures, across the street and a little to the some from the King era; .and an back of Spray Methodist Church, antique bed in each bedroom, at 714 Pitcher Avenue, is the each with its own story of origin handsome home of Pam and and each dressed in lovely old- Benny Sexton. The substantial, fashioned fabrics and quilts. beautifully maintained structure There are collections beyond stands on the site of the old number: stained glass angels, Lamar home, which Benny says thimbles, baskets, dolls, and a whole room St. Lukes Church full of light houses. The furniture includes pews from the old Methodist church, several school desks, treadle sewing machines, a working he tried very hard to preserve, but Victrola, authentic old trunks, which defeated all efforts at renoand many pieces inherited from vation. The property is much Harold’s and Bonnie’s grandpar- larger than it looks from the front, ents. The house promises to be a and presents a lovely view of Christmas wonderland when sweeping lawn at the back and decked out in holiday finery. Join woods beyond, with the original us on Sunday, December 2, 2012, picturesque old barn off to the from 2:00-5:00 pm for our 15th side. Originally there had been a Annual Christmas Tour of complete fruit orchard, and the
Rev. Warwick Aiken remembers visiting “Quecell” Lamar and being invited to help himself to cherries off a tree that just wouldn’t quit. According to Gary Anne Lamar Fitts, Quecell was her uncle, and his real name was Lucius Quintas Cincinnatus Lamar. He was named after a relative who had been vice-president of the Republic of Texas when Sam Houston was its president. Gary Anne’s grandfather, Gary McKenzie Lamar, owned the place for many years, and was manager of the Nantucket and Lily Mills. He was also Drum Major for the mill band---there was an active music program at the time---and his hat and baton are at the Eden Historical Museum. Pam and Benny’s spacious and comfortable home is furnished with several pieces from the Cook family: a handsome rococo buffet and the big mirror over it, a lovely pink upholstered chair that was her mother’s, as well as many carefully chosen harmonious contemporary pieces. The upstairs has two charming guest bedrooms plus a little playroom full of toys for their visiting grandchildren. The master bedroom is downstairs and is dominated by a colorful vintage Karastan rug. On the porch is a framed tin square from the ceiling of the family store on the Cook Block in Spray. Pam plans many trees throughout the house, wreaths, a big Santa, Christmas settings in the dining room, and other decorations. The old wagon on the front lawn will be decorated, and there is to be a crèche near the entrance. Visitors should be sure to enjoy the serene vista out the back deck. Tickets are $10 for the whole tour, and will be available at each residence on the day of the tour, or, in advance, at the Eden Historical Museum or the Eden Chamber of Commerce. The hours are 2 to 5 on Sunday afternoon, December 2. All proceeds will go for the much needed support of the Eden Preservation Society’s many projects. For more information, or for donations to the Christmas Shoppe, call 623-1043.
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Happy Holidays Everyone!!!!!
For The Fun Of It Browsing for Books A woman and her young son, Reid, were browsing in a large bookstore. Engrossed in making a selection, the woman had lost sight of her child. “Reid!” she called out, noticing the boy was missing. “Reid!” Just as she spotted her son in the next aisle, she bumped into another customer. “Pardon me, ma’am,” he said. “I appreciate your enthusiasm, but you’re just preaching to the choir. Most folks come here because they already like to read.”
Memories An 80-year-old couple was having problems remembering things so they decided to go to their doctor to get checked out to make sure nothing was wrong with them. When they arrived at the doctor’s, they explained the problems they were having with their memory. After checking the couple out, the doctor tells them that they were physically okay but might want to start writing things down and make notes to help them remember things. The couple thanked the doctor and left. Later that night while watching TV, the old man got up from his chair and his wife asks, “Where are you going?” He replies, “To the kitchen.” “Will you get me a bowl of ice cream?” He replies, “Sure.” She then asks him, “Don’t you think you should write it down so you can remember it?” “No, I can remember that.” She then says, “Well I also would like some strawberries on top. You had better write that down cause I know you’ll forget that.” He says, “I can remember that, you want a bowl of ice cream with strawberries.” She replies, “Well I also would like whip cream on top. I know you will forget that so you better write it down.” With irritation in his voice, he says, “I don’t need to write that down I can remember that.” He then storms into the kitchen. After about 20 minutes he returns from the kitchen and hands her a plate of bacon and eggs. She stares at the plate for a moment, looks up accusingly and says, “You forgot my toast.”
Training the Cat The couple’s young daughter had adopted a stray cat. To her mother’s distress, the cat began to use the back of their new sofa as a scratching post. “Don’t worry,” her husband reassured her. “I’ll have him trained in no time.” They watched for several days as he patiently “trained” their new pet. Whenever the cat scratched, he deposited the cat outdoors to teach him a lesson. The cat learned quickly. For the next 16 years, whenever he wanted to go outside, he scratched the back of the sofa.
What’s That? Doctors in the emergency room examined the incoming patient, a hit-and-run victim, with concern. Several broken ribs, a fractured femur, and various other internal and exte rnal injuries indicated tedious surgical procedures were in order. It was amazing the patient was momentarily conscious. “Are you allergic to anything?” one doctor asked. “Yes,” she replied weakly. “What’s that?” “Oncoming trucks.”
Jewelry A woman was extremely impressed with a gold watch in a jewelry shop. “You say this is only $29.95,” she remarked to the jeweler. “There must be something wrong with it.” “No, Madam. It’s simply marked down to a dollar above cost.” “You’re telling me you paid only $29 for it yourself?” “That’s correct, Madam.” “Nonsense. If that’s true, how could you possibly make a living?” “You forget, Madam, this is also a repair shop.”
Communication She: “Our problem is that we’re just not communicating.” He: “I don’t wanna discuss it.”
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A young couple were about to buy an electric grill and out it on their credit card. They debated whether to select the economy model or the deluxe unit that had every imaginable convenience. “Ah, let’s go ahead and get the big one,” said the husband. “Yeah,” said his wife. “It won’t really cost us any more. We’ll just have to pay a little longer.”
“The X-ray shows a small spot under your kneecap, but it’s probably just scar tissue,” the doctor told the college quarterback. “I’m not very concerned about it.” The quarterback was not assured. “If it was your knee,” he retorted, “I wouldn’t be very concerned, either.”
Farmers Door A stranger frantically ran up to a farmer’s door, pounded his fist, and demanded, “Where’s the nearest railroad station, and what time’s the next train to the city?” The farmer thought a moment. “Cut through my back hayfield, and you ought to reach the crossroads station in time for the 5:40. Actually, if my bull spots you, I expect you’ll make the 5:15.”
Fast A visitor to a farm was astounded to see brown bundles of feathers zooming around the barnyard so fast they couldn’t be seen clearly. “What in the world are those things?” he asked, somewhat alarmed. “Those are my four-legged chickens,” the farmer said. “I’ve been breedin’ ‘em. Quick, ain’t they?” “Yes, but why do you want four-legged chickens?” “’Cause me and my wife and our two boys all like the drumstick. When we have fried chicken, there’ll be a leg for each of us.” “Does it taste like normal fried chicken?” “Don’t know, yet. We haven’t been able to catch one.”
Fishing A man and his wife were in a boat on a lake. While the man fished, his wife read a book, shading herself with an umbrella. The game warden motored up. “Don’t you know this is a private lake?” the warden told the man. “It would be breaking the law to take any fish from here.” “Actually, Officer,” the wife intervened, “for him, it would be miraculous.”
Apathy “Dad, which do you think is
America’s worst problem: ignorance or apathy?”
Homework “But I don’t wanna help Billy with his homework,” Father complained to Mother. “It’s boring, and he shouldn’t need help, anyway. He’s simply not thinking for himself. He’s getting someone else to do his thinking for him.” “Now, Honey, you go in there and help him while you can,” Mother replied. “You know he’ll soon be a third-grader.”
Shopping A man was lounging in the living room, reading a magazine, when his wife crowded in the front foor with bulging bags from a mall. “I thought you were only going window shopping,” he teased. “That’s right. I have the new surtains for the kitchen windows— and a matching bread box, can opener, cutlery set, spice rack…” “Don’t know. Don’t really care, either.”
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Dr. Kinney celebrates 25 years in Eden has given us the opportunity to get to know many families in the area and we sincerely appreciate the relationships we have garnered over the years. The number of people who took the time out to join us during our customer appreciation day is a reflection of the confidence those in the Eden community have in us for quality eye care services. That means a lot to us.” Dr. Kinney further added “We can’t thank all of those in the community enough for their patronage and continued support over the years.” Eden’s Mayor, John Grogan, and the Eden Chamber of Commerce were also present at the event and participated in a ribbon cutting with Dr. Kinney and his staff to honor the Eden Doctors Vision Center practice and its 25 years of service to the community. Mayor Grogan and attendees enjoyed a continental breakfast provided by Debbie’s Catering, a local caterer from Stoneville, NC. During the customer appreciation day, comprehensive eye exams were completed and customers were offered
special discounts on fashion frames from top designers such as Gucci, Kate Spade, Juicy Coutour, Nine West and Oakley. “We have enjoyed providing quality eye care services and a wide selection of fashion eyewear to the Eden community, and look forward to continuing to do so for many years to come,” commented Dr. Kinney. “
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About Doctors Vision Center: Doctors Vision Center, based in Rocky Mount, NC, is a professional network of 45 family eye care centers throughout North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Doctors Vision Center network practices offer comprehensive eye exams and has one of the most extensive in-office selections of eyewear and contacts lenses. Doctors Vision Center and affiliated offices offer the latest in eye
care technology and diagnostic equipment with board certified optometrists and certified frames stylists and opticians. For more information on eye exams and eye cares services, locations, doctors, online appointments or current promotions, visit www.doctorsvisioncenter.com the company’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/doctorsvisioncenter.
Mayor John Grogan does the honors of cutting the ribbon celebrating Dr. Kinney’s 25 years in Eden.
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Doctors Vision Center of Eden, North Carolina has reached a significant milestone, celebrating 25 years of quality eye care service to the Eden community. Opened in 1987, the office has expanded to offer comprehensive eye examinations with the latest technology and an expansive selection of contact lens options and fashion frames. The 25-year celebration culminated with a customer appreciation day on November 8th with attendance by the community, patients, and family as well as recognition from the Eden Chamber of Commerce. Today, the office is led by Dr. Charles Kinney with staff certified eye care technicians and frame stylists. Patients benefit from the latest in diagnostic technology including the OPTOS retinal-imaging machine and Visioffice, providing the most precise lens design available today. “It was great to see so many of our patients celebrate with us,” commented Dr. Kinney. “Serving the eye health needs of the Eden community for 25 years
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McMichael High School Awarded The Home Savings Bank Cup McMichael High School has been declared the winner in the competition among the four high schools in Rockingham County for the Home Savings Bank Cup for the 2011-12 school year. The award, which is an annual award, is sponsored by Home Savings Bank and the Rockingham County Schools. The Home Savings Bank Cup is awarded annually to the high school in Rockingham County whose athletic teams have the highest Grade Point Average. This is the nineteenth year the Cup has been awarded. This is the second year McMichael High School has won the Home Savings Bank Cup. Morehead High School has won the award thirteen times and Reidsville High School has won the award four times. This year McMichael’s GPA was 3.15 followed by Rockingham County with a 3.11, then Reidsville with a 3.08 and Moreheae with a 3.00. Rockingham County School’s Scholar/Athlete Awards Program also recognizes athletes who excel in the classroom. The Athlete Award is in recognition of the highest achievement of a student-athlete on each varsity team in the four high schools. The first semester winners were announced previously. The second semester winners are: WOMEN’S SOCCER McMichael Traci Lawrence Morehead Laura Winn Reidsville Nancy Goodes Rockingham Marie Clunan BASEBALL
McMichael Trevor Chaney Morehead William Nance Rockingham Charles Cardwell GOLF McMichael John Etringer Morehead Jacob Wright Rockingham Caleb Keck SOFTBALL McMichael Kayla Smothers Morehead Brandi Pickard Rockingham Caroline Martin MEN’S TENNIS McMichael Dallas Barnett Morehead Tillman Yeatts Reidsville Michael Galloway Rockingham Daniel Key WOMEN’S TRACK McMichael Aria Galloway Morehead Sierra Jones Rockingham Kasie Jones MEN’S TRACK McMichael Ethan Reynolds Morehead Garrett Mostella Rockingham Bradley Davis The Scholar/Athlete Awards Program has also awarded certificates to athletes having a 3.5 Grade Point Average or higher and has awarded certificates to athletes who make the honor roll during a sports season. The Awards Program presents the Team Academic Award that recognizes the team in each of the varsity sports with the highest Grade Point Average (GPA). The fall and winter award winners were previously awarded and the teams listed below have won the Team Academic Award for the spring sports season: BASEBALL – Morehead High School GOLF – Reidsville High School WOMEN’S SOCCER – Morehead High SOFTBALL – Morehead High School MEN’S TRACK – McMichael High School
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EDEN PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT PEE WEE LEAGUE PANTHERS Kneeling L to R - Donald Wilson, Quayvon Foster, Malachil Holland, D. J. Nimmons, T T Hussain and Talis Lester. Standing L to R - Kelton Williams, Ted Agee, Queshyne Flippen, Hussein Hussain, Jordan Harris, A. C. Cohen & Demetrius Breedlove. At rear - Coach Tyrone Moore and Coach Marvin Lester. Not pictured - Coach Donald Wilson. WOMEN’S TRACK – Rockingham High School MEN’S TENNIS – Morehead High School
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EDEN PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT FLAG TAG LEAGUE STEELERS Kneeling L to R - Landon Dockery, Jeremiah Redd, Luke Lilly, Zachry Moore & Cameron Cannon. Standing L to R - Seth Ramsey, Maddie Moore, Cavonte Carter, Keimari Chaplin & Brendon Cannon. At rear Coach Ryan Johnson. Not pictured - Coach Renee Wray
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The City of Eden recently wrapped up a successful 2012 academy. Students thoroughly enjoyed the final two weeks of the academy. They graduated during the regular Eden City Council meeting Nov. 20. Session 8 of the City of Eden Citizens Academy was hosted by Kelly Stultz and the Planning & Inspections Department. Chief Codes Inspector Bob Vincent gave a brief presentation on the permitting process and building codes. He also explained housing
impressed with Ms. Madison’s presentation explaining the mapping layers and how helpful that information is, not only to the Planning Department but also how useful it is to other departments. The Planning & Inspections Department plays a vital role assisting Billing & Collections, the Police and Fire departments, Economic Development and many other departments within the City of Eden. The final session was hosted
code violations and typical things found while inspecting. Land use planning, zoning and zoning districts were covered by Ms. Stultz along with information on subdivisions and flood hazard areas. Codes Inspector Josh Woodall talked about local code enforcement issues that include nuisances, building violations and junk cars. Mr. Woodall explained the vital role that the Community Appearance Team (CAT) plays in our community. The CAT includes 10-12 temporary summer employees (mostly college and high school students) and 3 to 4 year-round part-time employees. This team has three basic duties: nuisance abatement, litter pick up and maintenance of city landscaping. Another important aspect of this department was explained by Planning Coordinator Debra Madison who is responsible for Geographic Information Systems (mapping). Students reported that “the information provided a clearer view of the department’s duties and impact on the city” and were very
by Mike Dougherty and Cindy Adams representing Economic Development and Tourism. Mr. Dougherty, the city’s Economic Development Director, began by
ernment regulation. Mr. Dougherty also included some information on contributing factors in company site locations. Those contributing factors included highway accessibility, labor costs, tax exemptions, occupancy or construction costs, state and local incentives, corporate tax rates, availability of skilled labor, inbound/outbound shipping costs, energy availability and costs and availability of buildings. Mr. Dougherty provided insight into the city’s Main Street affiliation. He explained that Main Street is economic development in the context of historic preservation. It is a selfhelp program that promotes historic downtown areas. This was recently done downtown in the Historic Leaksville Shopping District and Draper Village with the assistance of the Planning Department. Ms. Adams, the city’s Tourism Development Coordinator, is responsible for promoting Eden through festivals, tourism and events and through the internet and tourism magazines. She presented impressive information on the many things Eden has to offer including an upcoming plan to promote weddings in the City of Eden using the many historic
explaining current economic development issues that affect Eden. He presented an interesting graph of unemployment in Rockingham County and explained the causes of unemployment that include global recession, plant closings, slowdown in consumer spending, need for improved job skills, buyers’ labor market, plant efficiencies (automation) and gov-
homes in the area. Ms. Adams also organizes and coordinates the Pottery Festival, RiverFest, Veterans Day Parade, as well as assisting with the Argus Camera Connection and the Canadian Golfer’s Trip in the spring. Students were impressed with the fact that Mr. Dougherty and Ms. Adams accomplish so much when they are the only two people in their department.
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anniversary on Sunday, October 28, 2012 with family and friends. Carl and Lucy were married on October 25, 1947 by the Rev. H.W. Peters in Leaksville, NC. Carl retired from Vanier Graphics and started his career at Fieldcrest Mills. Lucy retired from the Fieldcrest Blanket Finishing Mill. The couple are the proud parents of the late Demp Bradford, Sr. (wife Laura, sons Demp and Ron) and Donna Bradford Compton (daughter Katelyn and grandchildren Natalie and Carlie ).
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CATERING AT ITS BEST! to communicate, learning basic S i g n Language Mitchell can decrease these feelings by 40 percent. Hear our voices with our hands mission is to educate the public on how different medical conditions can affect the hearing and the importance of learning the basics of Sign language for everyone to have a voice. Our private and group lessons have began and run for 6 weeks you may contact us at 336-627-3283 to learn more. We also provide free classes to all EMS, FIRE, and POLICE. Hear our voices with our hands is
working hard to get Sign Language in our public schools as a second language. Our first Sign Language book is available now you may call Kim at 336627-3283 for a copy. Sign Language has been a great help in our family with 2 children with Autism, ADHD, Sever Brain Injury, and my youngest boy is hearing impaired it has given them a voice that at one time they didn't have at least not a spoken one. I have taught so many children and adults Sign language and yes that includes the hearing and watch them communicate with their hands brings a smile to my face. Come join us for a wonderful cause that benefits everyone in the public.
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Morehead Memorial Hospital Foundation Announces Leadership Change The Morehead Memorial Hospital Foundation Board of Directors elected new officers and four new members to its Board at its annual meeting November 1. Brenda Atkins, community volunteer and former educator, is chairman; Jennifer Boyte, former bank executive, is vice chairman; Casey Vincent, financial services manager for First Citizens Bank, is treasurer; and Ed Holbrook, the Foundation’s executive director, remains secretary. “We welcome these new leaders to our organization and also thank the former leadership for their service,” stated Mr. Holbrook. Rotating off the Board leadership is Scott
Barham, CPA, of Burkett and Barham, who served as chairman, and Judy Rouse, CPA, of Rouse, Rouse Penn and Rouse, who was treasurer. The Board also announced changes in the committee chairs. Mrs. Vincent, treasurer, will be assuming the chair of the Finance and Investment Committee; Jane Lloyd, bank executive at Home Savings Bank, will chair the Major/Planned Gifts Committee; and Lisa Tucker, RN, director of Surgical Services at Morehead Memorial Hospital, will chair the Annual Fund Committee. Kathy Hale of Edward Jones, former Board chairman, is retiring from the Board after nine years of service.
The four new members of the Foundation Board are: Barbara DeJournette, owner of Pelham Transportation Corp. Van Service; Theodore Haapala, former engineer at MillerCoors Brewing Company; Richard Powell, bank executive with NewBridge Bank, and Carla Rierson, president of the Morehead Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. “We are grateful for our new Board members and for those on the Board who are taking on new leadership responsibilities to further the work of the Morehead Memorial Hospital Foundation,” Mr. Barham said.
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TGRC is “Obseussed” with Theatre By Dale Smith
The 2012-2013 season Encore! Encore! is off to a fantastic start. So far we have successfully put up two shows, Camp Rock: The Musical and Dracula. We are now very busy getting ready for the next three shows of our season. Seussical is the next show on our calendar. The auditions were held and the show has been cast. Seussical is a musical which will be narrated by The Cat in the Hat and will
feature most all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters. With a cast of over 50 individuals ranging from ages 8 to 50, this promises to be a spectacular show. You will not want to miss this show. Performance dates for Seussical will be January 18, 19, 25, and 26 at 7:30 p.m. and January 20 and 27 at 2:30 p.m. in the RCC Auditorium located inside the Advanced Technologies Building. Stay
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tuned to our Facebook page or our webpage for ticket information. The Cat in the Hat, Thing 1 and Thing 2 made a guest appearance at the Reidsville Tree Lighting Celebration on Friday, November 16, 2012 to promote Seussical. They were also joined by a group of the TGRC family which led the audience in singing Jingle Bells and We Wish You A Merry Christmas. A great time was had by everyone involved and there were lots of children who had their pictures made with these three. The Cat in the Hat, along with Thing 1 and Thing 2, and possibly other characters will make guest appearances throughout the month of December at various pre-schools in Rockingham County, the library, and other events. If you are interested in having them appear at your school, please contact Dale Smith at email@example.com. Another exciting event coming up includes a fun filled day on Saturday, January 12, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Whitcomb Student Center. TGRC is sponsoring Seussical Saturday complete with games, crafts, and food, as well as, guest appearances by the cast of Seussical. You can meet them,
have your picture made with them, get their autograph, play games with them, etc. Also, there will be a costume contest for prizes. Dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss character and you may win. The cost will be $10.00 per child which will include lunch. Every child must be accompanied by an adult. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to become immersed in TGRC’s version of Seussville. Please RSVP and forward payment by January 5, 2013 to TGRCSeussical Saturday, P.O. Box 2766, Reidsville, NC 27323. Come join us this day and we guarantee you will have a “Seusstactular” time. We are also approaching our 25th anniversary year and are looking for volunteers to help plan the special events of this season. If you have been active in The Guild in the past and would like to serve on this committee, please let us know. We would love to have you. Please contact Rose Wray at firstname.lastname@example.org. Need a special gift for that someone? We can prepare gift certificates for any of our upcoming shows and for Seussical Saturday if you are looking for gift ideas. For additional information please contact Dale Smith
at email@example.com or Rose Wray at firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from your TGRC family.
If you would like to make a donation please visit your local Chamber of Commerce or call 336-623-3336 find a collection site near you. Let's make sure Santa Claus comes to town for every child this Christmas. • Rockingham County’s Animal Shelters Second Annual Home for the Holidays will take place Saturday, December 15, 2000 12 noon to 4 pm. The very special guest...Santa Clause.... will be here taking pictures with your pets and children so please come down and visit the shelter located at 250 Cherokee Camp Road, Reidsville (Wentworth Township) Rabies clinic only $5, and there will be adoption specials for dogs ($90) cats ($50). There are many additional special Christmas gift ideas including baked goods, crafts, jewelry, and pet supplies. Have a soft heart for the pets left behind? The animal shelter's Christmas list wishes our cat litter cans dog and cat food towels dog treats and plastic cat toys. • The Reidsville Soup Kitchen Annual Advent Benefit Breakfast will take place on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at the Reidsville Event Center located at 217 S. Scales St. in Reidsville at 10 am. The cost is $20 per person The Reidsville Soup Kitchen relies totally on the generosity of individuals and local businesses for their support. This is the perfect holiday gift for yourself and your family and friends. Your generosity for the Reidsville
Soup Kitchen is greatly appreciated. Please contact Teresa yeah Scoble for tickets at 520-5404 or sned and email to email@example.com. Limited number of tickets available, so get yours today. • "Holiday Mail for Heroes" All cards must be post dated by 12/07/2012 or the cards will be sent back. They must be generic salutations such as "Dear Service Member"....and they will only accept cards...no letters. Here is the correct mailing address: Holiday Mail for Heroes P.O.Box 5456 Capitol Heights, MD 20791 5456
• Winner of the DAV raffle drawn on Military Appreciation Night at the Reidsville Golden Corral. Presented a check to the winner, Mrs. Margaret Shockley of Eden is left to right, DAV Chapter 63 Commander Glen Johnson, manager Reidsville Golden Corral Diane Sears, Chapter Member Leon "Monk" Barton and Mrs Shockley. Disabled American Veterans Rockingham County Chapter 63 wish to thank the people of Rockingham County and surrounding area for their generous support And donations to help and support of all veterans. • The joint meeting of the DAR chapters, James Hunter, George Reynolds & William Bethell was held at the Museum and Archives of Rockingham County (MARC). The meeting was held in the former Superior Court Room of the Museum. A tour of the Museum followed. The Museum is now open for tours starting November 16 every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 2-8 PM and Saturday from 10 AM-4 PM. There will be new exhibits including The Coffin in the Attic and Remembering Chinqua Penn. Many of the DAR members volunteer at the Museum. • The Modern Professionals Group needs your help in December collecting toys for the 38th annual empty stocking fund benefiting families in the Eden area. The goal is to collect 200 new toys for boys and girls ages zero - 11 for the holiday season.
TGRC UPCOMING EVENTS • December 14, 2012 - 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. TGRC Sonic Night 1570 Freeway Drive, Reidsville TGRC receives 10% of all purchases • January 11, 2013 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., TGRC Sonic Night 1570 Freeway Drive, Reidsville TGRC receives 10% of all purchases • January 12, 2013 - 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Seussical Saturday RCC Whitcomb Student Center (downstairs) • January 18, 19, 25 & 26, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. Seussical Performance. RCC Auditorium in the Advanced Technologies Building. See our website for additional information www.tgrcnc.com • January 20 & 27, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. - Seussical Performance RCC Auditorium in the Advanced Technologies Building See our website for additional information www.tgrc-nc.com • February 7 and 8, 2013 at 7 p.m. Tom Sawyer Auditions RCC Auditorium in the Advanced Technologies Building See our website for additional information www.tgrc-nc.com
Museum offers Christmas Shopping Ideas The Eden Historic Museaum would like to invite you to shop for your Christmas list with them. Available at the Museum Gift Shop: • T-Shirts: Tri-City Airport, Cox Airfield, Falcon Airways, Balmar Theatre, etc. • Ball caps: Tri-City Airport, Cox Airfield. • Historic airport photos in frames made by Stan Corum of wood from Tri-City Airport. • Ballpoint pens carved by Pete Overby from wood salvaged from the Tri-City Airport hangar. • Taking Flight: Eden’s Aviation History book. • Assorted children’s toys. • All Eden Appearance Commission Historical Ornaments are now $2.50 each.
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THE SCOOP ON SENIOR FUN Eden Senior Center 508 Orchard Ave, Eden - Call 627-4711 for information on any of the following • AARP Safe Driving Class at the Garden of Eden Senior Center – Tuesday, November 13th from 1-5pm. Class is offered free to Veterans, AARP members $12 and non- members $14. Call 627-4711 to register. • Dance at the CB Hut - Dance at the CB Hut- November 26th from 7-9:30. Come enjoy the music of The Bullet Band. Admission is $5. Come at 6:00 for FREE line dance lessons. • Line Dance Lessons Free at the CB Hut on Mondays from 10:15-11:15 am. • Friends Club Meet the second Tuesday of each month at the center for our meeting. We meet for lunch at a local restaurant on the 4th Tuesday of each month. Anyone is welcome. • Legal Aid November 15th at 10:00am call 1-800-951-2257 to make an appointment • Walk our track anytime 5 laps=1mile on the Senior Center Track. • Exercise or Walk 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 – Hand and Foot or Rook please show up before 1:00pm on Wednesdays. • Walking Group meets at the track on Monday, Wednesday and Friday 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. • Pickleball- Learn to play now and join in on all the fun! We play every Friday at 10:00 at Mill Ave. Recreation Department. A sport for all ages. Played indoors or outside. Similar to tennis, but on a court the same size as badminton. You can look it up www.usapa.org. • Friends Club Pie Sale- Pre-Order your fried pies now! Friend’s Club is making fried apple and sweet potato pies on November 1st. Pies are $2 each. Please call 627-4711 to order • Bingo Bash at 9:00 on Monday, November 19th at the Garden of Eden Senior Center. •
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Reidsville Senior Center 201 N. Washington Ave., Reidsville Call 349-1088 for Information on any of the following listings: Our main office is now located in the former Salvation Army Community Bldg. at 708 Barnes St., Reidsville Phone: 394-4841. Fitness Classes are held at The Reidsville Recreation Dept. Gymnasium. • Reidsville Senior Center-Salvation Army Community Bldg.. 708 Barnes St, Reidsville #-336-394-4841 Painting, Crochet, Rook, Canasta, Pegs & Jokers Card Game, Bingo. Call for days and times. • Reidsville Teen Center - 506 Sprinkle St., Reidsville #-336-394-4864 Tax Assistance, Various Computer Classes • Recreation Gym - 206 N. Washington Avenue, Reidsville, Call 336-394-4841 Rusty Hinges Exercise, Dance, Senior Aerobics • Senior Strikers Bowling at Reidsville Lanes - 2 pm- 4pm• Wednesday Jewelry Making Class- Free - call for place/time/items needed. •
Madison / Mayodan Senior Center 300 S. Second Ave., Mayodan. Inside Madison/Mayodan Rec. Dept. Building. Call 548-2789, 548-9572 • Staying Strong: FREE exercise program Adults 55+ Instructor: Julie Joyce Tuesday/Thursday – 10am-11am • Dance Program: This program is for ages 2 - Teens. Classes held Mon., Wed., & Thurs. Schedules and monthly fees will vary. Taught by Deana DeHart and Elizabeth Carter. Call the M-M Rec. Dept. at 548-2789 for info • Piano Program: Piano Lessons every Thurs. for youth and adults. 20 minute sessions, one-on-one lesson with instructor, Dr. James Deere. The cost for lessons is $40 per-month plus books. Spots limited Contact call 548-2789. • Senior Tap Dance Lessons: Taught by Deana DeHart. Thurs. from 1:30pm – 2:30pm. $25 per-month for ages 55+ • Zumba Fitness Program: Classes are held at a variety of times and only cost $3.00 per class! Zumba is taught by certified instructors, Britta Younts, Amy Poe and Benita Lindstrom. •
RCC Center for Active Retirement On the RCC Campus and open to ALL SENIORS • CALL 342-4261, ext. 2163 for details and directions. Cosmetology: Haircuts, shampoos, and manicures available Mon. - Thur. from 8:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Room 105 in Science Bldg. No appointment necessary; First-come, first-served. Call 342-4261, ext. 2163/2192. Gerald B. James Library: The RCC Library Hours are: Mon. – Thur., 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Fri., 7:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. closed weekends. Rockingham County Bookmobile: In Owens Human Services Bldg from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. the 4th Mon. of each month. Books, DVD’s, videos and magazines are available. Blood Pressure Screening: 1st Tue. of the month from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in Room 110 of the Owens Building. Games: Bingo. Tues.- 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. –Room 110 & Rook. Tue.- 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. –Room 102 Courses: Senior Aerobics. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in Room 110 in the Owens Bldg. We use a variety of videos in this FREE course. Other Trips: 11/08—D-Day Memorial @ Bedford, VA, 11/15—Southern Christmas Show @ Charlotte 12/07—Southern Fruitcake, 12/11-13—Myrtle Beach •
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CLASSIFIED LISTINGS APARTMENTS / HOMES FOR RENT OR SALE Gorgeous 1 & 2 Bdr Starting at $380/Mth No Application Fee Washer/Dryer Hook-up Section 8 Approved Woodwind Apartments 336-349-9544 Owner Fin. @ 6% Central Air & Heat $6,000 to $14,500 Dwn. $1,000, fin. 10 yrs Pmts $55 to $150 mo. + Dep & Lot Rent Stonevll/Eden 573-7071 / 623-8749
1, 2, 3, & 4 Bedroom Apartments / Homes for Rent in Eden area. Reasonable Rates! W/D Hookups, Some include appliances. Daytime 336-623-6948 night 336-344-0386 MOUNTAIN VILLA APTS. Accepting Applications For 1 & 2 Bedroom Units Located in Mayodan, with handicap accessible units available. Income restrictions apply. Call 427-5047. Office hours: 8 am-1:30 pm. Mon.- Thurs. Equal Housing Opportunity Managed By Community Management Corporation.
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ROOMS FOR RENT Carolina Inn, Eden $295 per month Non Smk & Alchl Clean, Safe, Quiet 623-2997 Home For Sale 400 Victor St., Eden 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Large Lot Priced To Sell At $45,000 Call 336-635-1659 House For Rent 2 Bedroom Cent. H & A Fenced In Back Yard On N. Hamilton St., $525 Month 276-226-0576 Mobile Home For Rent 2 Bedroom $375 Month No Pets Allowed 276-226-0576 FOR RENT in Eden:5 bedroom/1 bathroom Home $525/month. 2 bedroom/1 bathroom Mobile home $395/month. 1 bedroom/1 bathroom cottage $425/month. Please call (336) 613-0867 2 bdr., 1 ba. House A/C, Ref. & Stove & W/D Hookup. $395 mon. & A 2 bdr., 1.5 ba. Townhouse w/all appliances. Dep. & Ref. Required. $475 mon. Call 627-5031 S E RV I C E S AVA I L A B L E PROFESSIONAL HOME INSPECTION SERVICE by George Jordan Licensed • Photos 336-349-2550 Offering Pet Services: • Sitting • Walking • Feed & Water • Play • Medicate • Put Out/Bring In While You Are On Vacation! $15 A Day In Eden! $20 A Day Outside Of Eden! Call 336-613-3025 Painting, Pressure Washing, Old House Repair Included Plumbing & Small Electric Painting Call 336-740-1760
Tree Removal Leaf Removal Lawn Maintenance Residential & Commercial Low Rates Licensed & Insured Jose & Marie - 336-589-9960 Maria's House Cleaning 10 years experience 336-740-1760 ITEMS FOR SALE Collection Of Old Bottles For Sale $5.00 Each & Up. Soda, Milk, Medicine, Etc. 336-635-5400 Kitchen table (solid wood) w/leaf & six matching chairs $65; kitchen tables w/black metal legs & 4 matching chairs w/cushions $45; Whirlpool dishwasher (black) QuietWash Plus (build-in) $65; Lazy Boy Rocker /light tan $65; Baby Bed (no mattress) $35. Call 336-207-3013. For Sale - Book Taking Flight, about Tri-City and Cox Airports Available at Draper Cycle Also: Limited edition Balmar, TriCity and Cocx Airport T Shirts Great for Christmas Gifts! Call 336-635-5811 Burial Plot - Ridgeview Cemetary, Eden, Vault, Opening & Closing, Chairs & Astroturf, ETC. $3,000 Approx $1,400 Saved. 336-573-9342 Or 828-557-5154 PET SUPPLIES End of Year Clearance 50% Off All Items & Cages Cage Cover/Feed Guard Now $2 Sm, $3 Med., $5 Lg. Feedguards Only - .50¢ Sm, $1 Med., $1.50 Lg. All Toys & Accessories 50% off. Sale thru Dec. 23rd. Call Pat’s Birds - 336-627-9274 Sell your vehicle or find your next vehicle in Eden’s Own Journal / Rockingham County Star Classifieds. Call us at 336-627-9234
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• Mail in your ad information and payment to Eden’s Own Journal 5197 NC Hwy. 14 NC. Hwy 14 Eden, NC 27288 Eden’s Own is published and placed on the stands on the 1st of Each Month Ads cannot be put in nor canceled after deadline. No refunds. Ads run only at the discretion of the management. We reserve the right to turn
ADTS Is Accepting Applications On An Ongoing Basis For C.N.A.’s & Drivers, stop by our office at 105 Lawsonville Ave., Reidsville or visit our website www.adtsrc.org to fill out an application.We offer health insurance, paid time off, paid holidays and more.
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For The Holiday Season, Give The Gift Of A New Family Member! The Rockingham County Humane Society 205 Boone Road, Eden 336-623-4428
Towne Apartments 602 Henry Street Now Leasing 1 BR, 2 BR Apartments “All Utilities Included” Fleming Property Management
336-627-5797 GRANNY’S VARIETY Holiday & ANTIQUES Special FURNITURE - USED & ANTIQUE We Buy & Sell Antiques, Collectibles, Used Furniture, Glassware and Estates Wed., Thurs, Fri. 10am-5:00pm, Sat. 11am-3pm Offering Estate Liquidation Auctions & Tag Sales • Riverbottom Honey 140 N. FIELDCREST RD., EDEN
Veterans deserve a good Christmas American Legion William Johnson Post 534, The Legion Riders and Ladies Auxiliary are getting ready to visit veterans that are either home bound or are homes. We need your help! If you or your business would like to help, we are grateful for all the help we can get. Also, if you know of a veteran that is shut-in and we can put on our visitation roster let us know. If you don't want to buy any products but still want to help, send a tax deductible donation. Just put on the check/money order to American Legion and in memo area write visitation program. Items that we will need are: 1. Gift bags Med size 2. Books 3. Movies 4. Word Puzzles 5. Sugar free candies 6. Liquid soap 7. Baby Wipes
Any Item over $10 Thru Dec. 31
8. Hand Sanitizer 9. Any Toilet articles (shaving cream, unscented after shave, electric razors) 10. Anything else that you may want to put in. Right now we are looking at about 10 to 20 veterans around the county. All it takes is a couple of dollars when you go to Walmart or one of the dollar stores. The point of contact for the Post is: C.D. Grant 314 Moir St., Eden, N.C. 27288 336-3440537 or Lynn Kennon 126 Stewart Store Rd Reidsville, N.C. 27320 336-558-6221 Cash donations can be made to one of us or sent to: American Legion William Johnson Post 534 314 Moir St Eden, N.C. 27288
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Giving Hope... one home at a time Project Hope of Rockingham County is made up of a caring group of Christian workers who want to help widows/widowers in the county with a day of work dedicated just to them. Thanks to many local churches in the area as well as individuals and businesses, monetary funds are provided to help with the repairs and maintenance of the recipient’s home. The newly formed group asked local churches and groups to provide the name of a widow or widower who may be in need of help. From those nominated a board will choose the recipient and schedule a day for the work.
In November the first recipient, wishing to remain anonymous, received the gift of a team of workers, eager to help in anyway for the day. During the day a leaky sink and lights and light switches were fixed. Walls painted and waterproofed, locks were fixed
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Project hope crew eagerly goes to work on the doors as well as a peep hole installed, the patio was pressure washed, leaves were blown from the yard, shrubbery trimmed and much more. Skip Blackwell said, “The first recipient of project hope was extremely appreciative of all the help provided. The project was a total success. The spirit of cooperation and love abounded during the entire day.” Cliff Avis provided the equipment, and caring members of the community volunteered to help for the day.
teer in helping on the next project or If you happen to know if an elderly widow or widower in need of help and Rockingham County please be sure to contact Skip Blackwell at 932-1576 or visit or send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Several honored at Boys & Girls
Lowes Home Improvement team received recognition for all the work they have put in on theflooring, painting, carpentry as well as cleaining and school supplies profided.
Jr Staffers were honored for their contribution to their Eden Boys & Girls Club
Eden recently held their annual appreciation dinner for 2012. Bruce Nooe, President, welcomed the guests and introduced Executive DirectorAmy Nalley who provided club updates. Nalley noted that there had been 9291 visits to the club since July, with 109 new memberships as of July 1st. Amazingly enough, with 440 club members and and average daily attendance of 143, and 3 full and 9 part time workers, the clubs staff still manage to know each and every one’s
Boyd Higgs and Steve Morris. Higgs was honored with the Boys & Girls Club of America National Medalion
names. Nalley also informed the guests of the Teen Center which gives the older members a place of their own during the day, with music and TV provided. She also noted that each child has home work help provided if needed. Guest speaker Marvin Laster spoke about his history with the Boys and Girls Club and how it helped support him in the past and to mold his future. Several awards were presented including volunteer of the year Christie Baumann, and Donor of the Year Ted Haapala. The Past Presidents award went to Dr. Lee Turner. Honored for the donation of funding, labor and equipment was Lowe's Home Improvement of Reidsville. Several members of the Lowes team were on hand for the honor. The team helped to lay carpet, do various carpentry work and provided labor as well. Honored with the Boys and Girls Club of America National
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Best Value In Rockingham County 707 Bryant Street, Eden, NC $129,900 This brick ranch home sits at the top of a gently sloping 1.78 acre lot and has 2369 finished square feet (1497 main floor, 872 basement), kitchen, living room w/fireplace, 3 bedrooms, 11/2 bath and a large recreation room w/fireplace. In addition to the recreation room in the basement, there is a 1/2 bath, laundry room, large storage closet as well as additional unfinished space. The house features a large deck that runs the length of the house in the rear, a two-car carport as well as an additional shelter that could hold an additional two cars. This house is conveniently located just off Highway 14 with easy access to Reidsville and a short commute to the Greensboro area.
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Amy Nalley with Dr. Lee Turner, and his Past President’s Award
Bruce Nooe, Executive Board President, also helped present the appreciation and service awards
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Medallion was Boyd Higgs of Eden. Higgs has become a fixture at the Eden Boys and Girls Club and is well known in the community as owner of Northstar Realty in Eden. During the event the many youth of the junior staff were introduced and were thanked for all of their hard work. Without these special young boys and girls, the club staff would would have a Now much harder job. Carrying The Gloria Haapala Pet Beds • Dog & Cat Boarding 7 Days a Week Family Trust sponsored • Animal Caretaker on Duty 24/7 this year’s dinner. Dinner was provided by Heather • Grooming 6 Days A Week Wakefield and Church • Day Care Available from 1 day to long term. NOW Street station, and flow7741 NC HWY 14 • EDEN, NC ACCEPTING ers by Bunnie’s. Winner of the Community Service NEW 336-623-2257 • FAX: 336-623-5506 GROOMING Award, Bob Summers of WeilCLIENTS! Office Hours: M-F 7am - 6pm, Sat., 7am - 3pm, Sun. 10am - 3pm McClain, Marvin Laster and MON-SAT www.townandcountrypetcareinc.com Christie Baumann, winner of the Volunteer of the Year.
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The Empty Stocking Fund needs you to make this a special Christmas for local families
A patriotic and moving poem is read about sacrifice Sheriff Sam Page
The 2012 Annual Veterans’ Day Parade took place on a sunny Friday morning in Eden as the Draper Elementary School students lead the procession through Draper Village area and into the Veteran’s Park located on Feildcrest. Morehead JROTC, the Rockingham County Honor Guard, Principal Russell Vernon and Sam Page were part of the ceremony which ended with a 21 gun salute and the playing of taps.
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Foster Care can be a blessing Foster parenting can be a blessing to the family and the child who is fostered. It gives them a sense of belonging and brings you the joy of caring for a child who needs love. Family Preservation Community Services (FPCS) needs families and individuals who are willing to share their home with children in need. If you do not feel fostering is right for you, maybe you know someone you think would be a great fit. In order to be a foster parent
several criteria must be met. You must be 25 years of age or older, if it is a 2 parent household, both parents must participate. You must have reliable transportation, financially stable with income to adequately cover the family’s expenses. The foster care reimbursement cannot be eht sole income for the family. Fostering families should be comfortable with people in their home providing training and supervision in working with the foster children as well as a sense of humor and ability to enjoy children and to adjust their expectations to the child’s individual needs and capabilities.
The empty stocking fund of the Eden YMCA will be delivering their Christmas food and toys on Monday, December 24 Christmas Eve. Anyone who would love to help with this process, bringing joy to those at Christmas time, is welcome to help. Be sure to call the Eden YMCA at 336-6238496 to find out the details. Before the actual into stocking fund can deliver these items there will be two other dates and which help is also needed. On December 10 at 3 pm there will be a sorting of the canned goods that have been donated December 12 at 4 PM the packing of the boxes for the empty stocking fund will take place and every extra hand is appreciated. Anyone wishing to help with either of these events is welcome to call the YMCA for more information. The schools in Eden have collected for the project as well as the Rockingham County Sheriffs Department, Rockingham County Modern Professionals, The Hair Company and the student body of Morehead High School, just to name a few. Barry Mabe, Director of the Eaton YMCA said the Eden YMCA helps between 125-150 families yearly. In addition to food and new unwrapped toys, they can also use monetary donations. Donations of all can be dropped off at the YMCA until Christmas Eve seven days a week during regular hours. If you are not sure you wish to become a full-time foster parent there are other options. Every foster parent is given one day of respite care per month for each child in the home. Because of this, respite homes are a valuable resource for the Program. A respite home is a home in which the client stays for a period of one
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¶ PAGE 40 EDEN’S OWN / COUNTY STAR, DECEMBER 2012 Continued from Page 38 to ten days. This may be planned respite or an emergency basis. Family Preservation Community Services of North Carolina provides therapeutic and family foster care for children. Therapeutic Foster Families in our program receive specialized training from our experienced staff that allows them to work with children exhibiting special needs. Therapeutic Foster Parents are provided overall training before a child is placed in their home, and will receive individual training as needed to appropriately address any specific behaviors they may encounter. Therapeutic Foster Parents also have 24 hour access to staff offering additional support and guidance. We are committed to working with all agencies involved in a child's treatment to ensure our children have forever homes. If a child's goal is to return home to live with their birth family, we will work closely with that family to ensure a smooth transition. We encourage a close relationship between a child's birth family and Therapeutic Foster Parents, as we have seen this is one key to a successful return home. For more in-depth information go to ww.fpcscorp.com, or visit FPCS at 519 S. Van Buren Rd. Suite B (across from hospital, in the parking lot where the The Foot Center and the Dermatology offices are located. Eden NC 27288. I can be reached at (336) 552-4467 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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10 Free Ways To Relax & Destress LAUGH- laughter will brighten any mood and it’s FREE! You can’t beat that. BREATHE- a few slow, deep breaths can be very calming and allows the brain to get the proper amount of oxygen it needs to operate to it’s full potential. STRETCH- a good “Cat” stretch will energize the mind and body. Stretching will also help loosen tight muscles. Face it, it just plain feels good. POWER NAP- if you have time, a power nap can work wonders. A good 30minutes is all your body needs to recharge and refresh itself. You will wake up in a better mood and your body will thank you.
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