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Vol. 17 Num. 12

Animal Shelter holds 6th Annual Home for the Holidays The Rockingham County Animal Shelter will be hosting its 6th Annual Home for the Holidays event. This is a great time to come out and visit your local animal shelter. The event is being held at 250 Cherokee Camp Road in Reidsville on Saturday, December 17th from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Our special guest, stopping by is Santa Claus straight from the North Pole. He will be here to listen to your child’s wishes for Christmas as well as taking pictures; you are also welcome to bring your pets to sit on Santa’s lap. This is a great time for the community to visit the shelter and to get to know local vendors that will be here to help with any last minute gift ideas from baked goods, crafts, jewelry, candles, art work and so much more. If you are looking to add a new member to your family this Christmas the adoption fees are the lowest of the year. Dog adoptions will be only $40 and cat


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adoptions will be their lowest ever at only $10! The adoption fee includes your new pet being up to date on age appropriate vaccinations, spayed/neutered, and getting a microchip. This year the shelter will also hold a "Gifts for the Animals" drive. Items needed for donation include canned dog and cat food, non-clumping litter, plastic travel crates, cat toys, hard chew toys and bones for the dogs to play with. In addition to all the exciting things happening this Saturday the shelter will also be hosting a vaccination clinic. All vaccines will be offered for only $5.00. This includes the Rabies vaccine, the distemper/parvo vaccine for the dogs and FVRCP for the cats will be offered. Please feel free to contact the animal shelter at (336) 394-0075 for any questions regarding the event and also if you would be interested in being a vendor at the event. It is free to join.

North Carolina Department of Transportation District Engineer Jason Julian told the Reidsville City Council on November 8th, that the project of widening the 6-mile stretch of Freeway Drive from South Scales to N.C. Highway 14, will take another month to finalize giving the new date of December 15th as the target. The prior report on the project had proposed a completion date of November 1st of this year, which was one year late from the original target date/deadline. English Construction has brought the project to the last stages yet they are well overdue to finish. Most of what is left is striping, painting and details, which means they were about 5% away from completion at presstime. When the construction is finished then the landscaping can begin. The City of Reidsville is working with Duke Energy to put together a plan for any additional lighting on the roadway. This has to get the Department of Transportation’s approval.

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Free career services are now available on select evenings at Goodwill Resource Center in Eden with new extended hours. Now job seekers who are unable to visit Goodwill in Eden during regular business hours can take advantage of their services after 5:00 p.m. The Eden Community Resource Center at 220 West Kings Highway, Suite H Eden, now has hours of Monday & Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday & Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more info call 336-6233007. FREE career services are available for the un- and underemployed and include: • Job Search Assistance • Resume Writing Assistance • Job Leads & Community Information • Computer Use for Online Job Search & Applications For the latest news on employment opportunities in the area, visit and follow Triad Goodwill on (subscribe to Events), @TriadGoodwill, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn. We Put People To Work! About Triad Goodwill: Triad Goodwill (Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina, Inc.) promotes the value of work by providing career development services and work opportunities for people with employment needs. In the past year, Triad Goodwill served 16,954 people in the community and helped place 3,378 workers in competitive employment. 85 cents of every dollar earned at Triad Goodwill’s retail stores goes into their mission.

Relay For Life 2017 Relay Year Relay For Life of Rockingham County announces the kickoff of its 2017 Relay year! Planning and fundraising have begun in preparation for Rockingham’s Relay For Life to be held May 19-20, 2017, at Rockingham County High School, beginning at 6 pm. The theme this year is “Relay-opoly. We’re not playing with cancer!” A kickoff event will be held Thursday, January 5, at the SCORE Center, 401 Moss St., Reidsville. Anyone interested in participating in this year’s Relay For Life as an individual or team is invited to attend to hear more about Relay For Life, the signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. Refreshments will be served. Registration for Relay For Life of Rockingham County is available online at For more information, contact Sandra Meadows at or 276-806-5488.

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, decisions made by officials, and voting inform.. • 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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H PAGE 4 EDEN’S OWN / COUNTY STAR, DECEMBER 2016 Divorce Recovery & Support Group Someone You Know Is Hurting

Local Farewells

Loved ones of Rockingham County who have recently passed away

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

G r i e f R e covery S u p p o r t Grou p 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

Lt. Col. Donald Vandelin Adkins, 81 - Eden Elvira Allen Audrey Cohen Altheimer, 91 Michael Shigeo Abe, 58 Nancy Barrow Abbitt, 84 Mary “Maggie” Earles Arrington, 80 George Bowers, 55 - Eden Timothy Dale Burns, 42 - Eden Richard Craig Burns, 54 William Gray Bingman, 77 Glenn Thomas Busick, 85 Brittany Danielle Jones Bullins, 25 Bronna Beatrice Sharpe Booker, 97 RC Marion L. Best, 97 Minnie Schofield Biggs, 85 Ellen Carol Weidenhaft Brittan, 81 Arlene Helen Papasodero Banks, 64 James Leonard Burchett John Alan Belcher, 55 Davante Lequan Brooks, 18 Reidsville Master Ezra Jerome Broadnax Reidsville Cynthia Denise Brown - Reidsville Virginia Robertson Case, 96 Elizabeth Mary Moore Chaffin, 91 Shirley Knight Collins, 68 Reidsville Iona June Runnels Caldwell, 92 Reidsville Tiano Dupree Casey, 44 Susan Carter - Reidsville Atty. Wayne Everett Crumwell Reidsville Mary Susan Page Collins Jimmy Alvis Clark, 81 - Eden Marie Ann D’Amato Crotts, 69 Doris May Mayse Carroll, 76 Sam Babb Clonts Joseph Howard Clark Shirley Anne Curran, 82 - Reidsville Martha Ivey Cooke, 89 Carole Wright Carter, 74 - Eden William Edward “Ed” Chaney, 42 Eden

“To the families we have served during 2016” You are cordially invited To attend a Memorial Service In remembrance of your loved ones

Please join us at Fair Funeral Home Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 11 a.m. or Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 4 p.m.

In our Chapel

Mary Moore Childrey, 95 Reidsville Richard Welker Dick, 92 Jody Denison Henry Clifton “Cliff” Donathan, 78 Reidsville Shayne Delehanty, 23 Carol Manley Driscoll, 70 Esther Ann Minter Dunovant, 86 Eden Francis Mark Dvorsky (Hooks) Kyle Hunter Davis, 2 Mary Lee York Danner, 94 Mary Alice Phifer Dedmon, 81 Richard Ray Earles, 43 - Eden James "June Bug" Nathan Edwards, Jr., 63 - RC Erastus “Tom” Howard Eaton, 90 Catherine Seago Early Sue Angela Field, 62 Opal Tuttle Aaron Foy, 89 Tommy Lee Flynt, 50 - Madison Dixie Mae Shemwell Faller, 86 Frances June Peoples Farmer Homer Anderson Felts, 82 Kate Fowler Foster, 73 Senia Hassan Flehan, 87 David Leon Freeman, 57 - Eden Patricia Ann Mullins Fearrington Reidsville JoAnn Moore Gordon, 84 Iva Mae Gibbs, 91 Gordon I Gunn Jr. Julius Clay Gourley, Sr., 87 Thomas Isaac Grantham, Jr. 89 Edith Beck Grubb, 96 Jesse Thomas Hale, Sr., 98 - Eden Peggy Mae Cooke Hensley, 85 Stoneville Mary Lea Hamilton, 79 Joanne Ray Harris, 82 - Eden Lillie Herbin Dorothy Faye Haynes Hale, 88 - RC Julia Hipp Patricia Sleigher Harris, 71 Gary Hildebrand - Reidsville Annie Mae Hairston Robert Frye Isley, 63 - Reidsville Wilma Jane Priddy Joyce, 89 Joe Brown Johnson, 82 Elsie Carter Jones, 98 - Reidsville Jessie “Neil” Johnson, 83 Thelma H. Johnson, 90 Michael Wayne Jones, 46 - Eden Althea R. Johnson, 91

Jackie Dean Joyce, Sr., 73 Madison Henry Ray Kelly, 80 - Eden Janice Dagenhart Kennedy, 75 Laura Frances “Fran” Knight Kendrick, 74 Charles (Chuck) Frank Kasai Billie Malvin Knowles, 78 - RC Laura Frances “Fran” Knight Kendrick, 74 Nancy Varner Kuepferle Kristbjorg Hallgrimsdottir Kane, 90 Debra Anne Tkach Lowdermilk, 57 Kenneth Pitts Maddox, Jr. William “Bill” Spencer Miller, 83 William “Press” Mosteller, Sr., 86 William "Bill" Frank McCollum Jr. Robert Lee “Hipadee” Mullins Reidsville Sylvia Jean Pegram Mabe, 60 Madison Coy Lee Martin, 92 Jane Gray Malloy, 75 Donna Gail McNeill, 64 Thomas “Tommy” Wayne Mabe, 50 Doris Flinchum McCallum, 91 Ruben “Dale” Moore, 64 Carolyn Wooldridge Meador, 69 Reidsville Ruby T. Nielsen, 93 DeAnna Fulton Neal, 59 Jo Ann Bowman Neal, 79 Shawn Dale Neal, 37 Diane Louise Nicholson, 68 David Laurence Nylander, Jr., 52 Lois Harris Overby, 96 Alisa Louise Ostwalt, 59 Robert Eugene Ore, 61 Yvonne Rose Osiecki, 55 - Madison Charles “Charlie” William Porter, 82 Dr. Florian Perini, 77 Norris Lester Parks, 83 Laura Stanley Page, 88 Herbert Vester Purcell - Reidsville Maude Bolden Priddy, 92 Reidsville John Patterson Ornie Lee Flynt Rumley Dewey Carter “DC” Redmond, 86 John Council Rainey, Sr., 97 James “J. G.” Gideon Rutledge, Jr., 93 Nancy Jean Presnell Ralls Haywood Allen (“Al”) Rierson Mary Kathryn Ratledge Rogers, 95

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Art at the Little Red Schoolhouse Eden recently became well known in New York and Paris, as part of Immersion: A French American Photography Commission, which was launched by the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès in alliance with Aperture Foundation. Artist Sylvain CouzinetJacques (born in Sens, France, 1983) is a graduate of the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Marseille (2010) and the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie in Arles (2012) chose Eden as his long-term

international project. CouzinetJacques purchased a small, historical building in Eden for only $1000, as a site for an immersive exploration of the ideas of property, community, and imagemaking.The unique location, a tiny building built in 1884, which had been vacant for years. The locals referred to it as “the little red schoolhouse,” but its most recent use had been as a residence. On November 16th a reception was held in honor of Couzinet-Jacques, the grant, and

the community that supported the projects. It wasn’t hard for anyone to find the “Little Red Schoolhouse” this time. It had been painted the deepest shade of red anyone could imagine, from foundation to rooftop, all red. Couzinet-Jacques invited many other sculptors, writers, videographers, and artists to visit Eden over the course of the year and to create work inspired by the Little Red Schoolhouse.The collection is eclectic, incorporating Polaroids, video and traditional photos, found objects, historical documents, and sculptural

elements by Couzinet-Jacques as well as work by Fred Cave, Thomas Hauser, Jesse Hoyle, Amelia Rina, Pat McCarthy, and Ugo Schiavi. Although the art installation has gone to New York for a show, the building isn’t empty.

At this time a world renowned architect is designing a workspace for visitng artists from around the world. There will be much more to see in the future in this Little Red Schoolhouse sitting on Morgan Road in Eden.

SAUNDERS MONUMENT SALES AND SERVICE WE SELL 1ST QUALITY GRANITE, MARBLE & BRONZE Office 336-875-5264 336-613-7795 Great Supply of Pet Memorials 336-613-7797 Vases on site!

Wishing a blessed Christmas Season to all our customers.

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336-623-7485 Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques little Red Schoolhouse

Local Farewells... Continued Lois Cardwell Ross - Reidsville Philip Ryan Ratliff, 77 Kenneth Holt Robertson, Sr., 73 Ruffin Howard “June” Rouse, Jr. Stoneville Gordon N. Roberts, 79 Eleanore Riley, 95 Peter Paul "Pete" Szymanowicz, Jr., 75 Mary Ruth Simmons, 70 - RC Captain Earle Sullivan, Jr. Reidsville Janet Carole Scott Sumner, 50 William Taylor Slye, 75 Colin Smith Tharon Ann Seawell, 85 Joseph Bryan Sawyer, 70 Sammie T. Shelton, 83 - Reidsville Mary A. Scales, 103 Laura Jane Kidd Smith, 78 - Eden Joanne Jones Stanley, 79- Reidsville Raheem Rayshaun Shivers Betty Sue Pigg Sautter, 88 - Eden Marilyn Leigh Smith, 64 Stoneville

Eden Coverage Contact Lisa Finney Griffith 336-613-0325 Reidsville Coverage Contact Elizabeth Doss 336-613-3025 Western Rockingham County Coverage Contact Sue Hodges Orellana 336-601-7563 County-Wide Coverage by a family owned, local company

Willie "Morton" Sims, 94 Stoneville Eunice "Delight" Smith, 70 - RC Bethel Oren Smith, 86 James “Jim” Lee Shoffner, 87 Martha Anna Kuhn Smith LaVelle Michael Siler, 93 Alma “Granny” Smith - Wentworth David Max Sherwood, 73 Mozella M. Smith Bradford Earl “Skeebooe” Scales, 61 Edward Vernon Singleton, Sr. Reidsville Ray Casteen Turner, 91 Connie Lou Kington Thomas, 69 Madison Ricky Steve Trumbo, 57 Lawrence A. Thomas, 73 Luella Lee Glass Thacker, 62 Peggy Ann Watkins Totten Reidsville Luella Lee Glass Thacker, 62 Levi H. Taylor, 75 - Reidsville Stephen Holt Underwood Reidsville Grace Norris Wagner, 74 Douglas “Doug” W. Wray, 77 Jerry Allen Wingler, 66 Andrew Jack Workman, 94 Judith “Judy” Carol Kennon Wood, 75 - Eden Glenna Wright Wilkins, 74

Larry Eugene Williams, 84 Willard Wilson Waters, 70 Ora Knight Young, 95 - Eden

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Memory Candles DANVIEW CEMETERY Christmas 2016

In Memory Of___________________________________ Name of Deceased

By:___________________________________ ___________________________________(Limit 2 Names) $5.00 per Candle, Total:________

Let Us Light A Candle In Memory Of Your Loved One...


Christmas Eve - Saturday, December 24, 2016

Make checks payable to Dan View Cemetery Maintenance Association

Candles Are Lit At Dusk On Christmas Eve And Memorials Will Be Listed In A Booklet That Is Available At The Lighting (Your loved one does not have to be buried at Danview)

Candles are only $5.00 each

Mail To: DVCMA, PO Box 594, Eden, NC 27289 All Donations Support Danview Cemetery Maintenance and Mowing.

Deadline To Order Candles Is Sunday, Dec. 18th For Information: 336-344-1923 or 336-552-3390


O n g o i n g E v e n t s o f I n t e re s t For Your Own Good... DIABETIC EDUCATION Workshop for everyday living. Eden Drug Ed. Center, 216 Stadium Dr., ( corner of Stadium Dr. and Kennedy St., Eden.) 3rd Thurs. of every month, 3 pm. No res. necessary, FREE! Pete Crouch, Eden Drug

TOPS - TOPS (Takes off pounds sensibly) nonprofit weight-loss organization. Meets every Mon. at 5:45 pm at the Central Christian Church, 233 Stadium Dr. Eden. Annual cost $32. 1/2 price for ages 6-18 and spouses joining together. www. or call 1-800-YEA-TOPS. or 919-621-3613. Brenda Denson 627-1086 or Pat Elske at 627-0057.

MOREHEAD HOSPITAL Pre-registration is required for ALL classes UNLESS instructed otherwise. Many are FREE of Charge. Call 336-6239711 ext, 2412 to register. CHRONIC DISEASE CARE Call for dates and times... • Community of Hope Cancer Support Smith-McMichael Cancer Center Conference Room. Call Susie Pool at 336-623-9711, Ext. 2662. • Look Good - Feel Better Smith-McMichael Cancer Center To register, call 336-623-9713. • Parkinson's Support Group Morehead Hospital Dining Room Questions: call 336-627-8510 HOUSE CALLS - RADIO SHOW 1490 AM • WMYN AM 11am & 7pm, 2nd & 4th Wednesday

ANNIE PENN HOSPITAL Preregistration is required for ALL classes UNLESS instructed otherwise. Many are FREE of Charge. Call numbers listed.

WEEKLY WELLNESS HOUR Every Wed. at 7pm. FREE to Public! Door Prizes! Learn about health and prosperity. 594 Pierce St, Eden 6274325 - Annie Penn/Cone Health program BREAST AND CERVICAL CANCER CONTROL PROGRAM Cone Health provides Free or low-cost breast and cervical screenings and followup services to eligible women in this region. For info call 336-832-0628.

Support Groups - ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Mondays • Evening Words of Wisdom – 6:00pm. AA Approved Literature Study. Life Changes Bldg, 7586 NC HWY 770 - Eden • Fellowship Group – 8:00pm Open Speaker, First Presbyterian Church 318 S. Main St. – Reidsville Tuesdays • “A Vision for You” Group – 6:00pm Open Disc. - St. Thomas Episc. Church 315 Lindsey St. – Reidsville Wednesday • Sparrow Group - 8:00pm Open Big Book Study William’s Annex 108 N. Main St. – Reidsville • “Circle of Love” Group - 8:00pm Open Discussion Morehead Hospital 117 E. Kings Hwy – Eden

Church Events “Church Event”s 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 up to 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.

Thursday • Fellowship Group – 8:00pm Open As Bill Sees It First Presbyterian Church 318 S. Main St. – Reidsville Friday • “A Vision for You” Group – 8:00pm Open Discussion St. Thomas Episcopal Church 315 Lindsey St. – Reidsville Saturday • 12 Changes Group – 9:00am Open Discussion, Life Changes Bldg 7586 NC HWY 770 - Eden • Serenity Group – 11:00am Open Discussion. William’s Annex 108 N. Main St. – Reidsville • Fellowship Group – 8:00pm Big Book Study First Presb. Church 318 S. Main St. - Reidsville Sunday Fellowship Group – 8:00pm Open Discussion. First Presb. Church 318 S. Main St. - Reidsville ALANON Thursday • Draper Al-Anon Group - 7:00pm First United Methodist Church 130 Main Street - Draper • Madison-Mayodan Group – 8:00pm Episcopal Church of the Messiah 114 S. 2nd Ave. – Mayodan Sunday Paths to Recovery – 7:00pm Reidsville Alliance Church 1300 Freeway Dr. - Reidsville ARC OF ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, INC. MONTHLY DANCE 2nd Thursday of every month. Oct. 13th Rockingham Wellness Center, 570 S. Van Buren, Laynes Buildling 6:30 - 8:00. For info call 336-552-8576 ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP FOR CAREGIVERS - Annie Penn A support group for family members and caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s. Call for date & times. South Day Room. Registration not required. For questions, call 951-4674.

Youth Concerns REFORMERS UNANIMOUS ADDICTIONS PROGRAM Complete, Free recovery program meeting at ROBERTS MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH Every Friday evening 7-9, Ph. 336-344-5083 203 Memorial Baptist Church Rd. Stoneville NC 27048 Why Are You Still Addicted? We can Help. • SHAW CHRISTIAN CHURCH 208 The Boulevard, Eden Thursday Service 6:30pm - Biblical Learning / Bible Study Saturday 6:30pm - Worship Service Now accepting volunteers for our Children’s Ministry for Thursday and Saturdays • EDEN BAPTIST CHURCH Eden Baptist Church The Church With A Y For You! 320 The Boulevard ~ Eden, NC Specialized Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study & Prayer 7 p.m. Children & Youth Programs 7 p.m. 336-623-3515; “10,000 Joys” Musical December 18 @ 10:30am

• CHRISTMAS BAZAAR – Dec. 3 – 10 am to 2 pm – Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1308 Coach Road, Reidsville. Bake sale, lunch and unique gift ideas from many vendors including: Tupperware, Mary Kay, Intarsia Wood crafts, handcrafted jewelry, wreaths, crocheted items, quilted items and other crafts by local artisans. • LEAKSVILLE MORAVIAN CHURCH 712 McConnell Ave, Eden, NC - 336-623-9440 Candle Tea Sat., Dec. 3 10am - 1pm • Sancutary program 9:30 Items for Sale: Baked goods, candles and crafts Free admission/ Complementary Refreshments - ALSO Christmas Eve Lovefeast & Candle Service A beautiful time of worship with candlelight and music Dec. 24th 4:30pm 7:00pm • Epiphany Episcopal's 3rd annual World AIDS Day Vigil Thursday, Dec 1, 2016. The information for our event is as follows: 3rd Annual World AIDS Day Vigil—Thursday December 1 @ 7:00 p.m.— Epiphany Episcopal Church. Join us as we commemorate World AIDS Day with music, candle lighting, community, and prayer. All are welcome. Address: 115 Jefferson Ave (corner of Main St & Jefferson Ave) in Danville, VA. For more info, call the church office at (434) 792-4321.

JUNIOR FIREFIGHTER PROGRAM The Draper Vol. Fire Dept. have started a Junior Firefighter Program for 16 & 17 year old, must be in high school and have a NC license. Call 336-635-2233. SPECIAL YOUNG ADULTS A night for adults ages 18-45 with mild or moderate developmental disabilities to meet new friends, play games (Bingo, Uno, Dominoes), crafts, snacks and social activities. Brenda Moore at 336623-1077 or 336-613-5174 after 6 p.m. TEEN PARENT SUPPORT GROUP Held the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm at Leaksville UMC. For inform., contact Ashley May at 623-6002. FRIENDSHIP MINISTRY Osborne Baptist Church Children’s Worship Area. A ministry for children & adults with developmental disabilities. 2nd & 4th Sunday of month - 6-7:30pm. Reg. Req. - Kevin Bedard. 336-6236064 or: FOSTER CARE & ADOPTION SUPPORT GROUP Osborne Bapt. Church Cafe/Kids Clubhouse. 1st Friday of every month: 6:30 pm. Stephanie (336) 655-1354 MOPS - Reidsville MOPS - Contact Kelly at 348-1634 for more info - Rockingham MOPS - Contact Heidi at 427-2712 for more info

CLUBS WENTWORTH RURITAN CLUB Meets 2nd Tues. each month at 6:30 at the Wentworth United Methodist Church at 6:30pm. Monnette Rich 336-951-2526 or Mary Jo Boswell 336-342-4346 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 INTELLIGENCE RURITAN CLUB In Bethany area, Chartered for 45 years, meets on the first Tuesday at 6:30 in the

Fellowship Hall of the Comers Chapel Baptist Church, Bald Hill Loop, Madison. Contact: Text 336 686 6013 or email REIDSVILLE CHARTER CHAPTER OF ABWA Meets the third Tuesday of every month at Fursty's Restaurant on Freeway Drive in Reidsville at 6:30 pm. RC FEDERATED REPUBLICAN WOMEN'S CLUB Meets 3rd Sat. of every month at 10 for snacks. Meeting begins at 10:30 am. Meeting at the Rock. Co. Republican Headquarters, 221 Piedmont St., Reidsville. RC AMATEUR RADIO CLUB Meetings held 7pm on the 3rd Tuesday of month. Red Cross Bldg - 3692 NC Hwy 14, Reidsville. 434-203-3050 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. each month at the Mayflower Seafood Rest., 1641 Freeway Dr., Reidsville, 11:30 a.m. All federal active, retired empl. & spouses (incl. postal & military) Tom Lovell – 336-6231081. THE CHRISTIAN WOMEN'S’ CONNECTION OF EDEN Contacts : Shelby Baker 939-2230 or Norma Woody 623-8807

• AMERICAN LEGION POST 254 2nd Saturday Of The Month at 10 a.m. at the legion. For inform., call Curtis Pierce at 336-623-9481 leave message. • AMERICAN LEGION POST 79 Reidsville, Meetings the 2nd Sat. of month at 10 am (breakfast at 9am) Located behind Auto Zone in Reidsville. 336-932-9082, leave message. • AMVETS - Local group. All Veterans and service men & women welcome. Willard (Woody) Waters at 336-635-1786 or • DAV AUXILIARY New location & time 2nd Tuesday of month, Noon at the Golden Coral in Reidsville Contact Betty Gatewood at 336-623-7027 • VFW POST 8297 2nd Sat. of each month at 961 Church St. Extention, Reidsville, 12 Noon. Call Bobby Jones 336-349-7733 • VFW POST 7033 Meets 1st Tuesday of each month at 301 12th Ave., Mayodan at 7 PM. Info call Donald Bien, 548-3431. • A PLACE TO SHARE EXPERIENCES... Meet the 3rd Saturday of each month from 8am - until. Freeman Wood Crafters 413 Church St (Near traffic circle). Eden. Park in the main parking lot (at the Three Rivers Outfitter) and follow the signage. Coffee, doughnuts and relaxing atmosphere. Even a little woodworking lesson if wanted. Please call ahead to let us know you are coming - 336-573-9900. Handicapped access is available, so please let us know your need when you call. There are no plumbing facilities at this meeting and no temperature control. Dress accordingly. •

MILITARY GROUPS • ROCK. CO. PFC JERRY L. MCKINNEY GROUP - Detachment of Marine Corps League All Marines, former Marines and spouses invited: 2nd Thur of each mo. at 7 pm at The AIG Building, 525 Hwy 65, Wentworth Chet Chrismon 336-552-8760 • AMERICAN LEGION POST 534 Post 534 - at 302 N. 12th Av. Mayodan . Rockingham County Post. The second Saturday of month at 11 AM.Call Post CDR. C D Grant 336-520-1950. • AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS Meets on the 2nd Sat. of each month at 9:30 AM at Post Building located at 302 N. 12th Ave., Mayodan. American Legion, Auxiliary or Sons of AL with a street legal motorcycle is welcome. For info call Don Laster at 336-202-9724. • THE DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS OF ROCK. every 2nd Monday. Chapter 63 -Ag. Building at 525 HWY NC 65, Wentworth, (old Wentworth School. Room 180) Social from 6 pm til 7 pm, meeting at 7 pm. We provide transportation for veterans to their VA appts if needed call (336) 349-6040. Volunteers Needed.Call (336) 394-0080. Need volunteer drivers to take veterans to their VA appointments.

GOODWILL RESOURCE CENTER GED, Intro to Computers, ESL, Adv. Computer, Employability Skills (HRD) classes Network Room, Resume assists. • Eden - Call 336 623-3007 to reg. • Reidsville - Call 336-637-1010 to register Employability Skills, GED Classes • Mayodan - Call 336-949-4849 to register Employability Skills, GED Classes ROCKINGHAM HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RESTORE 926 Washington Street, Eden Every Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thurs - Friday 10-4. Tax deductible. Free large load pickup. 627-0160. FACE THE WORLD FOUNDATION registering volunteer host families for international exchange students for the 2014-2015 school year. Call 910-3089458.

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• 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. MEALS WITH FRIENDS! Monday – Thursday at lunch time. Anyone 60 years of age and over

Seminar Schedule for the Rockingham Community College Small Business Center Lunch and Learn 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. All seminars free of charge Rockingham County Center for Economic Development, Small Business and Tourism 371 NC 65 St. 205 Wentworth, NC 27375

Eden Goodwill Resource Center - 11:00am - 2:00pm Jan 13, 2017 - How to Start a Business Feb 3, 2017 - How to Get Financing Feb 24, 2017 - Grant Writing March 17, 2017 - Time Management for Small Business April 7, 2017 - How to Start a Business April 28, 2017 - How to Get Financing Mayodan Goodwill Career Center - 5:30pm - 8:30pm Jan 11, 2017 - Doing Business on Ebay I Jan 18, 2017 - Doing Business on Ebay II Jan 25, 2017 - Doing Business on Ebay III March 6, 2017 - Doing Business on Amazon March 13, 2017 - Doing Business on Etsy


Events of Interest 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 Contact Mildred Cochran 623-5343 • MAD. - MAYO. NUTRITION Mad. – May. Rec. 300 S Second Ave., May. - 445-9840 Wanda Barnett • REIDSVILLE NUTRITION SITE Reidsville Salvation Army 704 Barnes St., 349-4923 ext. 106 • FOOD BANK Every Friday 11am - 1pm Stoneville Pentecostal Holiness Ch., Hwy 770, Stoneville. Free food to all in need.

Ongoing Events

Greensboro, NC 27455 (next to the Science Ctr) "ART IN THE GARDEN" A conversation on how our community can develop an art center in Eden. We have a Public Facebook Group 90931/) with an ongoing discussion. Questions should be directed to the Facebook page. CASCADE COM. 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. THE BARN 151 Gant Rd. Eden, N.C. Tuesday Night at “The Barn” Open Jam starts at 6:15PM, Doors Open At 7 p.m. For info call Jerry Wilson 336-706-1018 Or Debbie Wilson 336-706-2144

DANCE - LARRY J’S 1201 Old Leaksville Rd., Ridgeway, Va. Live Music Monday, Friday and Saturday. Doors open at 6pm. Dance 7pm - 9:45pm. No Alocohol, Smoke Free. Concessions Available • Adults $5 Donation. 12 & Under FREE! For info contact Wayne 276-340-6212

DANCE: TEXAS “T” BAND AT JEFFERSON PENN MASONIC LODGE, 110 S. Main St., Reidsville, NC 27320. Saturday Nights. doors open at 6pm, Dance at 7pm. No Alcohol, smoke free. Adults $5 donation, 11 & under free.

Triad Daylily Fans Garden Club meets the first Sunday of the month from 24pm. We enjoy a Program Speaker and Plant Sale Please join us to learn more about the essential perennial cultivar “Daylily” (No meeting Dec/Jan) 336 456 4509 4301-A Lawndale Drive,

SENIOR DANCES 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. ROCK. CO. DEMOCRATIC PARTY MONTHLY MEETING 3rd Tuesday of Month 7pm - 8:30pm Room 211, Advanced Tech. Building, RCC Campus GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH: The Family History Center at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4751 N.C. 14 just south of Eden, is open 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and 12:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. Professional consultants are on hand to help people trace their roots for free through a number of genealogical sites. Information: 336-623-7154 or 336-623-1797. SECOND SATURDAY ARTS MARKET: Hosted by Midtown Furniture Superstore, Madison Local artists display, demonstrate and sell their work on the second Saturday of each month from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. For more information, call 336-613-3905

Upcoming Events DAN RIVER BASIN ASSOCIATION'S FIRST SATURDAY OUTING,10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 7 - 2-mile hike at Knight-Brown Nature Preserve. Meet at preserve trailhead, 221 Waterfield Lane, Stokesdale, NC (GPS 36.3115, -80.004). Dress in layers, wear hiking boots, bring hiking stick(s),lunch and water. Free and open to the public. Contact: Will Truslow, 336-547-1903,



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THIS MONTH IN ROCKINGHAM COUNTY SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3RD • CHRISTMAS AT 912 BETHLEHEM (912 Bethlehem Church Rd., Eden)from 10am - 4pm. Local Artists show their work just in time for your Christmas shopping. Come shop for jewelry, mosaics, paintings, pottery, woodworking, quilling and more. There will be live music from 12 noon - 2pm. • DAN RIVER BASIN ASSOCIATION'S FIRST SATURDAY OUTING,10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 3rd. 2-mile hike at Richard P. Gravely, Jr. Nature Preserve. Meet at preserve parking lot, 2525 Eggleston Falls Road, Ridgeway, VA (GPS 36.610603, -79.817760) Dress in layers, wear hiking boots, bring hiking stick(s),lunch and water. Free and open to the public. Contact: Wayne Kirkpatrick, 540-570-3511, • ROW HARD 4 GO FAR GO OUT FOR A RUN. A fundraiser for Rockingham County Go Far Program, will be held on December 3rd, 2016. Individuals or teams can sign up ion 1-hours time slots from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., $25 per person. Rowing is for everyone, ages 6 and up. More info and to register Event Location: CrossFit Reidsville 1001 NE Market St., Reidsville.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4TH • HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE- HISTORIC DOWNTOWN LEAKVILLE Sunday Dec. 4 , 1pm - 5pm. Enjoy a stroll through the shops for your Christmas shopping!

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10TH • BREAKFAST WITH SANTA - 8am - 9:30 am at Sagebrush Steakhouse. All you can Eat Pancake Breakfast with Santa Proceeds benefit the Leader In Me Program at Moss Street Elementary. By ticket and RSVP ONLY ! Tickes $5 Purchase tickets at the Reidsville Chamber 140 S. Scales St., Reidsville 336-349-8481 Free 4x6 Photo with Santa!!! Sponsored by the Reidsville Chamber, Sagebrush Steakhouse, Walgreens, First Peidmont Waste Solutions, American Partners Federal Credit Union, and Autumn Hollifield. • WENTWORTH CHRISTMAS PARADE, December 10th 11am. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place float, best Marching/Performing group. No entry fee. For more info: 336-342-6288 • DISCOVER THE ROCKS - MAYO RIVER STATE PARK. Mayo River State Park, 500 Old Mayo Park Rd, Mayodan. 1:00pm to 3:00pm. State Parks have many wonderful things to discover and explore from plant life to wildlife. But have you ever wondered about what lies beneath? Come out to Mayo River State Park as we explore the geology under our feet. The program will start at the park office. Then we will travel to the Fall Creek area. Wear sturdy shoes for hiking. For more information on these and other free programs at MAYO RIVER STATE PARK, call 336-427-2530. Or visit and click on Visit A Park, Find A Park, scroll to Mayo River and click Events & Programs. Meet-up location for all programs is at Mayo Mountain Access, 500 Old Mayo Park Rd., Mayodan. • 36 ANNUAL MADISON-MAYODAN CHRISTMAS PARADE. 1:00 pm RAIN or SHINE. All Entries MUST submit a signed application by 5:00 pm Monday December 5th NO EXCEPTIONS. Contacts: Matt Cardwell: 336-344-2913. Rena Steelman: 336-548-3840 or 336392-0569. Dee Shelton: 336-552-3815

MONDAY, DECEMBER 26TH • LOW COST SPAY / NEUTER CLINIC - ROCKINGHAM COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY. 205 Boone Road, Eden. The fourth Monday of each month sponsored by The Rockingham County Humane Society. There are no income or residency requirements $75/dog $65/cat. Includes spay or neuter, pain medication and rabies vaccination. For More Information or to Schedule an Appointment, call or visit: The Rockingham County Humane Society, 205 Boone Road, Eden, NC. 336-623-4428

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As a former superintendent of a school system, I have become attuned to the importance of listening to and learning from others. This approach served me well throughout the seven years I spent at Guilford County Schools hearing from parents, teachers and students and understanding what we could do in order to make our schools better for each child. I am now privileged to work in a new role as the executive director of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation – an 80year-old private foundation that has invested more than $535 million in North Carolina – where I continue to find that there is tremendous value in listening and learning. In recent years, the Foundation has recognized that communities across the state are changing in rapid and fundamental ways. For example, technology is transforming our personal and professional lives, the demographic makeup of our communities is shifting, and our cities are expanding quickly, while small towns and rural areas are often left behind. Therefore, in May of 2016, the Foundation embarked on a yearlong strategic assessment to better understand the trends and changes happening across North Carolina, as well as to examine our approach to our work in order to best serve North Carolina communities moving forward. As part of this assessment, we launched a statewide listening and learning tour called Mo Wants to Know, where Trustees, staff and I are meeting with local leaders and members of the community to hear directly from them about these trends and changes, as well as successes and opportunities that lie ahead. All of the insights we gather throughout the course of our conversations, along with the data from research we compile,

will help inform the Foundation’s strategic direction and the development of a strategic plan, which we plan to release in May 2017. Since we cannot visit all 100 counties, we have selected a handful of communities that we hope will provide us with a better sense of trends that might be emerging across the state or that several communities might be grappling with. In October, we had the great privilege of spending the day in Rockingham County where we met with both lifelong residents of the community, as well as relative newcomers, to better understand some of the trends and changes that are emerging across the county. Our conversations left lasting impressions. We were intrigued by our discussions around topics such as the environment, economic development, changing demographics and education. But what resonated the most was the pride that every individual we talked to showed for their community as well as their commitment to improving the quality of life for future generations. They acknowledged that there are a number of hurdles to overcome, but also ample opportunity for growth. We also heard a clear desire and determination to make Rockingham County a thriving place to live and work and we deeply appreciated the creative strategies and ideas that

were shared. Because we do not have the capacity to hear all perspectives, we are welcoming all North Carolinians to join the conversation about your community and our state’s future online. Thoughts and ideas can be submitted by going to our homepage, or to We cannot promise we will take action on every idea that is sent in, but we do promise that if you tell us, we will listen. Though the Foundation still has several stops on our tour and much data to gather before we release our strategic plan next year, we are so grateful to Rockingham County for the warm welcome we received and the valuable knowledge we gained. We have realized that no matter what a place endures, it is the strong will of the people that makes the community what it is. Maurice “Mo” Green is executive director of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, a private, statewide foundation that is based in Winston-Salem.

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The first ever Christmas at 912 Bethlehem Holiday Show will bring local artists and crafters together with people excited and appreciative of their work. December 3, 2016 10am - 4pm Jewelry by Maryann Barbour, Tonya Mills and Ginger Waynick, Mosaics be Teresa Phillips, Painting by Loretta Martin, Jacquie Reynolds, Sandra Small. There will be Pottery by Gina Ellis, Pat Foeller, Dorcas Midkiff, Bill Moore and Ben Winslow as well as Quillling by Denise Pegram and Woodworking from Wanda Hamrick and Larry Helms. Come out and enjoy a calm enjoyable shopping expereince from 10am - 4pm with live music from 12 - 2pm.

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Health Tips: Ziggy the Pig gets smooched by Rockingham Couty Commissioners’ Chair Craig Travis

Official gets fresh with pig In November the Chairman of the Rockingham County Board of Commissioners Chair, Craig Travis, was ecstatic to hear 208 County employees contributed $10,613 for the United Way of Rockingham County! Maybe that's why he didn't mind getting out on the Governmental Center's front lawn to kiss the famous, internationally known, Ziggy the Traveling Piggy, several times. County staff votes per United Way monetary donations decided which key official kissed Ziggy. The voting totals were: County Commissioner Keith Duncan - 521 votes, --County Commissioners ViceChair Mark Richardson - 756 votes, County Manager Lance Metzler - 1,572 votes, County Commissioners' Chair Craig Travis - 2,517 votes, County Commissioner Keith Mabe 2,702 votes. Ziggy the Traveling Piggy is a philanthro-PIG that has received international acclaim

and been featured in numerous, national news stories. His parents are Kristin Hartness and Jay Yontz of Rockingham County. The Kiss the Pig Contest for the Rockingham County Governmental United Way fundraiser was coordinated by co-chairs Ronnie Tate (Engineering/Public Utilities Director) and Tara Muchini (Youth Services Director). Their committee included Emily Sloop (County Attorney), Paul Murray (Strategic Manager) with assistance from LKC Engineering, Mom's Kitchen, and the Pierce Group. Casey Vincent, Executive Director of United Way of Rockingham County, thanked County staff for funds to assist 17 agencies and 32 programs that help local citizens like Hospice, Salvation Army, and Rescue Squads. Follow this link for a full listing of all provider agencies artner-agencies.

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The holidays may be a source of many special memories…. And also temptation, stress, and oversize expectations may throw you a curve ball or two. How can you possibly maintain your balance through it all, let alone stay healthy? Check out these 7 tips for a healthier holiday. 1. Beat the bugs. Add “flu shot” to your to-do list, unless of course you’ve already gotten it done. Also, wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds. Lots of germs can easily “leap” from hands to nose and mouth—not to mention from you to other people. When you fly or ride a bus or train, use a disinfectant wipe on armrests, tray table and latch, air vent, and seatbelt buckle. Also, drink plenty of fluids while traveling—try for 8 ounces of water each hour. Moist airways are less susceptible to viruses and bacteria. 2. Stay active. And by active we don’t mean just shopping or wrapping presents! At the very least, put on some holiday music and dance! This may not be the best time of year to start a new exercise routine, but don’t let exercise go by the wayside. And when flying, be sure to move around the cabin every 60 to 90 minutes. 3. Chill. Don’t let holiday hysteria overwhelm you. Try a 15-minute chair massage at your local salon or airport or shopping mall massage kiosk. Along with relaxing muscles, massages may lower levels of stress hormones and boost white blood cells, which can protect against infections. What else calms you….? Relaxing music? Meditation? Walks in the park? Be sure to prioritize YOU in the midst of this busy time. And, it goes without saying: get plenty of sleep, which can stave off sickness. One study found that people who sleep at least eight hours a night are three times less likely to catch a cold than those who sleep less than seven. 4. Handle food wisely. Keep raw meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs away from ready-to-eat foods. Make sure to cook foods to the right temperature and don’t leave perishables out for more than two hours. 5. Head ‘em off at the pass. Are temptations lurking around every corner? Pack healthy snacks, such as fruit, nuts, or low-fat string cheese. And provide healthier options such as vegetable dishes at holiday gatherings. Granted, these foods may not have the same appeal as mom’s pecan pie or candied potatoes, but they may keep you from overindulging. Whatever you do, don’t “save up” your calories for big parties and family meals. That can simply lead to overeating. If you are cooking for family and friends consider having a diabetic or low sodium friendly item. It’s just another way to ensure everyone can rave about your cooking. 6. Ease up. Sure, we know ‘tis the season to imbibe. But that doesn’t mean you have to go overboard. Before drinking any alcohol, be sure to have something to eat. Alcohol may react negatively to your medications. Consider serving juice or flavored water for a healthy alternative. 7. Check your meds—and vitamins. Check your supply of prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, and vitamins. I can go over this list with you. Make sure you have what you need before traveling. We can help you with solutions to remember to take your drugs or to order refills—before you run out. We wish you a happy, healthy and safe holiday season. Free Monthly Supply of Vitamins for Kids • Free Monthly Supply of Low-Dose Aspirin

Winners of the costume contest held as a part of Treat Street, in the Olde Leaksville Shopping District of Eden: Front row, left to right: Nikayla Miller of Madison; Syon Carter of Madison; and Chloe Vernon of Reidsville. Back row, left to right: Kimberley Smith and James Miller, parents of Nikayla; Melissa Turner, grandmother of Nikayla and Syon; baby and Stephanie Carter, mother of Syon.

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Investing In Rockingham County’s Quality of Life

Nominate a County Resident for Sportsman/ Sportswoman of the Year Award What’s that Glow on Glovenia Street?! The glow near Gloviena Street is Eden Preservation Society’s 19th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes Thursday Sunday, December 1st, 3rd & 4th, 2016 With a special “Sell-abration” on Thursday, Dec. 1st and Saturday, Dec. 3rd This once-empty house, so downhearted and sad, Now sparkles with treasures to make your heart glad! The elves have been busy – each room overflows; Come find something special – everything goes! One distinctive house has been filled to the brim with new and refurbished items, chic antiques, and Christmas decorations galore – and it’s all for sale – including the house! Mark your Calendar! Thursday: Wine & Cheese “First Dibs” Gala: 7 – 9 PM – $25 per person Saturday: “Sell-abration” House: 10 AM – 5 PM – $5 per person Sunday: All Locations & Bake Sale: 1 – 5 PM - $10 per person The always-fabulous Holiday Bake Sale will be in the beautiful Morehead-Fair House. The full list of tour homes will be available soon. All entrance fees & bake sale proceeds go to EPS! For information, email: Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity!

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Rockingham County's key points of pride include outdoor recreation, hunting, trapping, fishing, and scenic, outdoor beauty. Help celebrate sportsmanship, outdoor activities, and wildlife conservation/education by nominating a person dedicated to these efforts. Rockingham County's Hunting & Wildlife Advisory Committee invites you to nominate a local resident for the Sportsman/Sportswoman of the Year Award! Nominations may be submitted until Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. The Advisory Committee will consider all nominations received and then present the award at the March/2017 meeting. The nomination guidelines include: • Nominee must be a resident of Rockingham County, • Has shown a dedication to sportsmanship and the outdoors in Rockingham County, • Contributed to conservation and wildlife or been involved in education of related outdoor activities. Online applications may be done via their website at or a printed copies of the nomination form will be available at the Information Desk in the lobby of the Governmental Center, 371 NC 65, in Wentworth.

Goodwill offers new Double Discount days Triad Goodwill has a new opportunity for you to save even more money in their stores. Preferred Customer (PC) Card Holders already receive 10% off every purchase. In appreciation of support from their loyal customers, Triad Goodwill PC Card holders will receive a double discount on the last day of every month. That means 20% off the entire purchase, once a month starting on October 31, 2016. Mondays are also Senior Discount Day, so this month customers age 55 and older could receive 30% off with a PC Card on October 31st! Purchase your Preferred Customer Card for $15 at any of the 21 Triad Goodwill stores in Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Randolph and Rockingham Counties. You’ll save 10% off every purchase for an entire year. You may purchase a PC Card on the final day of the month to save 20%, but you must purchase it prior to purchasing other items in order to receive the discount. For details, visit and enter “Discounts” in the search bar. For the latest news on employment opportunities in the area, visit and follow Triad Goodwill on (subscribe to Events for notifications of hiring events), @TriadGoodwill, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn. We Put People To Work! About Triad Goodwill: Triad Goodwill (Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina, Inc.) promotes the value of work by providing career development services and work opportunities for people with employment needs. In the past year, Triad Goodwill served 16,954 people in the community and helped place 3,378 workers in competitive employment. 85 cents of every dollar earned at Triad Goodwill’s retail stores goes into their mission.

“Lock It Up” campaign begins Eden Police Chief Reece Pyrtle encourages citizens to participate in “Lock It Up”. Chief Pyrtle invites the citizens to partner with the Eden Police Department to reduce the opportunity for criminal activity in our shopping districts and neighborhoods. Chief Pyrtle stated “placing barriers in the paths of criminals reduces the likelihood of being a victim and makes our community safer”. During this time of year, the Eden Police Department experiences an increase in larcenies as a result of motor vehicle break ins. The vast majority of motor vehicle break ins occur when valuables are left in plain sight and the vehicle is left unattended and unlocked. Unlocked vehicles are a quick and easy target, taking the path of least resistance. We encourage you to “Lock It Up” to reduce and prevent vehicle crime.



Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award goes to Parker

Alicia Parker honored by Eden City Council and presented the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award by Mike Dougherty Alicia Parker is owner and Director of Royalty Health & Wellness Resources, P.C, located in Eden, NC. She is a Registered Nurse, and a participant in the North Carolina Rural Center’s New Generation Ventures program. She joined the New Generation Ventures with a vision of starting a home healthcare agency after noticing the

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Bell wins Distinguished Raleigh Dingam Award Rockingham County Schools Board of Education Vice-Chair Amanda Bell was recognized for her work with the board when she was presented the Raleigh Dingman Award, on November 17, 2016, at the 2016 North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA) held in Greensboro, NC. The Raleigh Dingman Award is the highest honor bestowed on a North Carolina school board member each year. The award was established in 1981 to honor the memory of Dr. Raleigh Dingman, NCSBA’s first executive director. In 2002, legislation was passed by the North Carolina General Assembly that provides for the Raleigh Dingman Award winner to serve as an ex officio advisor to the State Board of Education and to attend meetings and participate in deliberations of the State Board. Mrs. Bell will also serve in this capacity.

aging population in her community and the need for quality care to help assist this population. During her time as a new Generation Ventures client, she has faced many challenges, but despite them all, Alicia still made her business a success. Royalty Health & Wellness Resources now has 30 employees and is one of the top home

healthcare companies in Rockingham County serving over 35 clients. Parker won the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2016 at the September 27, 2016 NC Rural Assembly Annual Conference held in Cary, NC. To celebrate this honor, the Eden City Council and Eden Director of Economic Development Mike Dougherty presented Barker with a certificate acknowledging her award during the November 15, 2016 City Council meeting. “It is always a pleasure to recognize a milestone achieved by an Eden business,” stated Dougherty. “It was especially exciting to see Alicia honored by a state-wide agency at its annual meeting. We wanted to let her know how much we appreciated her efforts and success.” For more information on Royalty Health and Wellness and its programs, contact them at 336-623-2547.

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DRBA to Hike at Gravely Nature Preserve You're invited to share a hike, a film festival, and a nature auction on Saturday, December 3, with the Dan River Basin Association (DRBA). The twomile hike, DRBA's First Saturday Outing, begins at 10:00 a.m. at the Richard P. Gravely, Jr. Nature Preserve, 2525 Eggleston Falls Road, Ridgeway,

Virginia. Outing coordinator is Wayne Kirkpatrick, an avid fan of the preserve. The Gravely Nature Preserve, part of Henry County's Smith River Trail system, was dedicated in April, 2008. Developed by DRBA and Henry County, with funding from The Harvest Foundation, the 75-acre

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preserve features early twentieth-century tobacco barns and the Burgess Family cemetery, reminders of former owners of the property. Located on a ridge, the cemetery contains graves mostly from 1880-1920, with the most recent being 1941. Interpretive trails on the preserve wind through mixed

woodlands, some along the ridge and others descending to the edge of the Smith River where rhododendrons thrive along the water's edge. A wide variety of ferns may still be visible this late in the year. Kirkpatrick comments, "Every time I hike the Gravely Nature Preserve it seems that I am experiencing the trail for the very first time. There is always a different scene to catch my eye, an animal, a tree, a view of the river. Hiking late in the year when the leaves are off the trees lets me enjoy the woods with a longer view. There is often a deer moving quietly along or a Pileated woodpecker hammering merrily. Join DRBA for a late fall outing and see what you can discover!" Industrialist, civic leader, and archaeologist Richard P.

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Gravely, Jr. owned the property in the late twentieth century and left detailed instructions for its preservation as a wildlife and nature conservancy. His family honored his wishes, and the resulting nature preserve has hosted educational and recreational events for all ages, including day camps, fitness walks, historic presentations, workshops, after-school programs, and geo-caching. Participants in the hike are asked to meet at 10:00 a.m. at the parking lot of the Gravely Nature Preserve, 2525 Eggleston Falls Road, Ridgeway, Virginia (GPS 36.6106, -79.8178). Dress in layers, wear hiking shoes or boots, and bring hiking stick(s), lunch, and water. All are invited to picnic in the Outdoor Classroom near the parking lot at the end of the hike. DRBA's First Saturday Outings are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Wayne Kirkpatrick, 540570-3511, or At 6:00 p.m. that evening the doors open at Averett University's Pritchett Auditorium in Danville for DRBA's Wild & Scenic Film Festival and Art in Nature Auction. Award-winning short films begin at 7:00 p.m., guaranteed to entertain and inspire you. Unique locally made items, perfect for gifts, will be offered in the silent and live auction. Locally sourced "movie snacks" will be accompanied by wine and beer from 2 Witches Brewery. Tickets are only $15.00 each, available at or at the door. All proceeds support DRBA's programs, preserving and promoting the region's resources. For more information about DRBA, visit


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Reidsville Christmas Homes Tour Returns The Main St. United Methodist Church Reidsville Christmas Homes Tour has been a tradition for the church and the community for over 25 years. The tour will be on Saturday, December 10 from 12:00-5:00. Seeing beautifully decorated homes is a wonderful way to begin the holiday season. Tickets

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first rector of St. Thomas Episcopal Church. The house has been in Diane's family since the 1960s. The home is Federal Revival style with an open four square floor plan. The original hardwood floors are throughout the downstairs. There will be four themed trees. The nine Ron and Diane Bridges Home

are $10 and may be purchased by contacting the church at 336349-3432 or at any home on the day of the tour. Profits from the tours are used to support local mission projects like the Outreach Center, UMAR, Help, Inc., the Homeless Shelter, and Ren and Cindy Putnam Home

Terry and Phyllis Cundiff Home Camp Guilrock, as well as other missions. This year the tour features four different and beautiful homes with unique features to



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appeal to many interests. The home of Ron and Diane Bridges at 632 Parkway Blvd. was originally built in 1928 for Morrison Bethea who was the


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2016 Christmas Homes Tour Saturday, December 10, 12 - 5 p.m. Admission: $10 The Bake Sale will be held at the Cundiff's home Ron and Diane Bridges • 632 Parkway Blvd. Terry and Phyllis Cundiff • 2123 Belmont Dr. Charlie and Cindy Garrison • 1101 Larkwood Dr. (Please park on Belmont Dr.) Ren and Cindy Putnam • 2403 Pine Lane Tickets available at any home on the day of the tour or call 336-349-3432 or 336-342-1817 for information

foot tree in the living room features an extensive family collection of Santas. The family tree in the library will include ornaments that have been added through the years and have special memories for the family. The tree in the kitchen will reflect Ron's love of cooking with ornaments related to food and its preparation. Other decorations of interest are a collection of Byer's Choice Carolers, a collection of lighted houses for a Reidsville Village, a wall tree made from antique jewelry, and a small feather tree with antique ornaments. The dining room and kitchen will feature special holiday settings and decorations. Ron's collection of William Mangum prints are a wonderful addition to many rooms in the home. The Bridges' home is a wonderful experience with vintage decorations in a traditional setting. The home of Terry and Phyllis Cundiff on 2123 Belmont Drive was originally built in 1965. The Solomons, the original owners, report that the house was featured on the cover of a Better Homes and Gardens magazine in 1965. Many original features make the home special and interesting. The kitchen and den floors are the original ceramic tile from when the home was built. Also the original slate floor is in the foyer and dining room. Double doors on the front

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 Vehicle Crime Tips • Lock It Up. Always Lock the doors and close all windows and sunroof. • Remove all items of property when you leave your vehicle. • Never leave property in plain view inside your vehicle. Expensive items in full view invite theft even if the vehicle is locked. Place valuable items in the trunk, not the front and back seats • Park with care in busy well-lit areas. • Take care of your keys. Never leave your keys in the ignition when the vehicle is unattended. • Install an alarm. If you have an alarm always activate the alarm when leaving the vehicle unattended. • Do not leave money, checkbook, credit cards or medication in your vehicle. • Remember, the best way to prevent motor vehicle crime is to “Lock It Up”

December 2016 Blood Drive Schedule -Thursday - 12/01/2016 - Eden YMCA, 301 South Kennedy St., Eden - - sponsor code: Eden Community - 2pm - 6:30pm -Thursday - 12/01/2016 - Reidsville YMCA Location: First Baptist Church, 409 South Main St., Reidsville - - sponsor code: Reidsville Community - 11:30am-4pm -Thursday - 12/01/2016 - Lincoln Elementary School, 2660 Oregon Hill Rd., Ruffin, - - sponsor code: Lincoln or Call the School at 348-2929 - 1:30pm-6pm -Tuesday - 12/06/2016 - Madison Presbyterian Church, 204 West Decatur St., Madison - - sponsor code: Madison Mayodan - 11:30am-4pm -Wednesday - 12/07/2016 - RC Government Center, 371 Hwy 65, PO Box 93, Wentworth - - sponsor code: Rockingham Government Or Call Cindy Herring at 342-8374 11am-3:30pm -Thursday - 12/08/2016 - Morehead Memorial Hospital, 117 East Kings Hwy., Eden - - sponsor code: Morehead Hospital or Call Jeff Goldston 336-623-9711 X:2480 7:30am-12pm -Saturday - 12/10/2016 - Dan River Wesleyan Church, 191 Dan River Church Rd., Eden - - sponsor code: Dan River - 9am-1:30pm -Monday - 12/12/2016 - Jacob’s Creek Nursing and Rehab Center 1721 Bald Hill Loop, Madison - - sponsor code: Jacob’s Creek Nursing or Call Kelly at 548-9658 11am-3:30pm -Wednesday - 12/14/2016 - City of Eden Public Works, 1050 Klyce St., Eden - - sponsor code: Eden Public Works or Call Joyce Carter at 627-7783 ext. 106 - 11am3:30pm -Thursday - 12/15/2016 - Bethany Volunteer Fire Dept., 6052 NC Hwy 65, Reidsville - - sponsor code: Bethany VFD - 3pm-7:30pm -Friday - 12/16/2016 - Sponsored by Oregon Hill Fire Dept. American Red Cross, 3692 Hwy 14, Reidsville - - sponsor code: Oregon Hill VFD or Contact Dwain Strader at 613-4820 - 2pm-6:30pm -Friday - 12/16/2016 - Beaver Island Baptist Church, 3111 Ayersville Rd., Mayodan - - sponsor code: Beaver Island - Sponsored by: Candace Mensel for a scholarship - 2pm - 6:30pm -Monday - 12/19/2016 - New Vision Fellowship, 1135 W. Academy St., Madison - - sponsor code: New Vision Fellowship - Call Faye Smith 336-268-1625 - 3pm - 7:30pm -Monday - 12/19/2016 - Reidsville Church of God, 410 Thomas St., Reidsville - - sponsor code: Reidsville Church of God - 2pm - 6:30pm -Tuesday - 12/20/2016 - Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 111 Regent Trail, Reidsville - - sponsor code: Shiloh Baptist - Sponsored by: Mikayla Houghton for a scholarship - 3pm - 7:30pm



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Reidsville & Wentworth Life is like.... a Persian Rug... You never know what pattern you’re going to get but as fate would have it, this is also where he met the girl of his dreams and they were married. He stopped college and began the startup of a business called Asphalt Maintenance, Inc. where over the 10 years in business he developed a new method of repairing joints in asphalt and to this day this system is being used by most cities, D.O.T. and airports. He and wife, Ila Lea Waynick, eventually moved to her hometown of Reidsville. While the Persian carpet business was put on the back burner, he worked with the Department of Transportation for 15 years, making many accomplishments including promoting a way of paving which is now

from 10 am to 5 pm Saturday through Tuesday. Monday and Sunday by appointment. He, being a business man at heart, of course knew that an outlet for only Persian Rugs would be hard pressed to make it in this or any economy, so he spread his wings and started importing one of a kind creations from all over the world. He also call himself a “Picker”, he keeps his eyes open for all sorts of his-

Hamid holds an early beer can from Schlitz which has the large indication on the can that it is a great source of Vitamin D. Of course this can wasn’t on the market for long after the government said they couldn’t market beer as a health food. Oh well, we can only dream. Decor” Including furniture, Posters, advertising signage, and more. Speaking with Masoudi you

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The Best Kept Secret in Rockingham County Authentic Persian & Indian Rugs Antique & New Furniture & Accessories Chandleiers & Specialty Lighting Cast Iron Gates • Gazebos • Statues Unique Art and Decor

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toric pieces, such as an authentic Confederate Calvary sword as well as other historical pieces. These large and small pieces accent the rug business, and make it a place to shop for items from floor to ceiling of any home, business, or place of worship. Fearing one type of history would vanish, he has dedicated one warehouse area to the theme featuring the “Old Americana

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used all up the east coast in pavement. When the time came to retire yet another Forrest Gump stroke of luck appeared. In 2010 President Clinton lifted the embargo on the Persian Rugs for a short two year stint, and Hamid went to work. He decided it was time to once again pick up where the dream began. He rented a location for his import business and sent for the rugs. Eventually he invested in the purchase in several properties in Reidsville. His strong commitment to history, world wide as well as local is evident in his voice. Two of his properties are of great historical value to the community. The first he purchased was the Reidsville Grocery Building at 201 Market Street, and later the historic Montgomery House, at 203 Lawsonville Avenue, Reidsville, which is used as a showroom. Now his main showroom is located at 323 S. Scales Street in Downtown Reidsville. This main warehouse/showroom is open


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He compares himself to Forrest Gump, something along the lines of a Forrest Gump of Persia. Like Gump, Hamid Masoudi of Reidsville has gone through life with things just falling into place, whether through dumb luck or through fate, the pieces just fit together at the right time and the right place. Carpet weaving is an essential part of Persian culture and art. Brought up living and breathing Persian rugs; the creation, design, intricacies, and customs of those who work diligently to create these useful pieces of art, that is what the youth of Hamid Masoudi was like. A Persian carpet is a heavy textile, made for a wide variety purposes, including of utilitarian and symbolic use, woven in parallel by nomadic tribes, in village and town workshops, and by royal court manufactories alike. Famous for their elaborate colors and artistical design, these are treasured in museums and private collections all over the world. The weaving of pile rugs is a time-consuming process which, depending on the quality and size of the rug, may take anywhere from a few months to several years to complete. Masoudi is Bahktiri, of a migrating Persian Tribe, from an area in Iran who speak their own language, not arabic. In decades past in Iran the Shah attempted to do away with the Persian people, but failed to accomplish thier antihalation. Hoping to come to the United States, he sought the “American Dream” and to have the freedoms he could only dream of. At 18 with help from his father, he set off to America in 1979 to start a business of importing and selling those one of a kind woven pieces of art. But politics got in the way soon after he came over when the 1979 Revolution resulted in an embargo of these carpets. Already here, and not wanting to return, he talked with his father who said it was time to go to Plan B. He told his son to go to college, to continue his education. So he studies more about the carpets and rugs; the history, production and sales, not only of rugs from Persia, but from India, Egypt, and many other far reaching areas. Hamid entered college at the State College of Alabama to study English. He moved over to Greenville College for general studies, next to Gaston College to finish his two year Civil Engineer degree. In 1980 he attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to finish his Civil Engineering Degree and soon went to work toward his Doctorate at Greensboro College,

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THE MARINE CORPS LEAGUE meets monthly, the 2nd Thursday at 6:30PM at the Agricultural Building 525 NC Highway 65, Wentworth, NC. If you are interested in becoming a member, contact Joe Zanetti at r336-623-6779 At the September 8th meeting of the Jerry L McKinney Detachment #1232 of the Marine Corps League, Phil Randall, commandant of the Detachment, accepts a Membership Award from Charles Stotz, District Vice Commandant. The Membership Award acknowledges that the Detachment exceeded the previous year's membership.

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of the home lead into the split foyer entrance. The doors will have two white birch bark wreaths. These decorations welcome the visitor into an open dining room with views of the front yard and the back of the home. The decorations will emphasize the modern features of the home and the interests of the family. An interesting update of the Cundiff's home includes a shower featuring a river rock floor. Many natural decorations will continue the modern, yet traditional Christmas style. On 1101 Larkwood Drive, the home of Charlie and Cindy Garrison was built by Cindy's parents. The L shaped ranch was completed 50 years ago and has been updated by the Garrisons. The double front doors open onto a marble floored foyer which is original to the house. The newly renovated kitchen and screened side porch are focal points of the home. One special feature is the 33 piece Lenox creche in the dining room. There will be three decorated trees: one will feature all handmade ornaments, another will have ornaments that have been collected by the family through the years, and there will be a special metallic tree with pink lights , featuring a flamingo theme. Traditional Christmas decorations will be used throughout the home.

The home of Ren and Cindy Putnam at 2403 Pine Lane was built in 1984. The home is a New England Saltbox style. The great room features beautiful raised-panel mahogony. The garage doors are of special interest since they are authentic reproduced carriage house doors which open to the side on wrought iron hinges. A highlight of the home is the furniture built by Ren Putnam. Handmade reproduced 18th century furniture is throughout the home. Original artwork is displayed in many of the rooms. The mud room features a Welsh cupboard made of heart pine. Decorations include traditional trees and fresh greenery. There are also several creches which have been in the family for generations. The beautiful furniture and traditional decorations make this a special home to visit. Guests may start the tour at any one of the homes and proceed to each house as they choose. There will be an assortment of baked goods and food for sale at the home of Phyllis and Terry Cundiff. The Main St. United Methodist Church Reidsville Christmas Homes Tour is a wonderful way to get in the Christmas spirit and visit with friends in the community. For more information contact Main St. United Methodist Church at 336-3493432 or 336-342-1817.

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(Reidsville) On Friday, November 4, 2016 there was a blood drive held at the American Red Cross in Reidsville, NC. This drive was sponsored by Terminix of Eden, NC. The Terminix staff not only came and helped with the drive, they donated blood. They also donated 200 lbs. of food for the Red Cross Food Pantry. The American Red Cross would like to say “Thank you” to Terminix! If you would like to sponsor a blood drive or to sponsor a food drive in Rockingham County, you may call the Redcross: American Red Cross, 3692 Hwy 14, Reidsville, NC, 27320, 336-349-3434

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The 5th Annual Breakfast With Santa held by the Reidsville Chamber at Sagebrush Staekhouse will be held on Saturday, December 10, from 8am – 11am. Tickets are $5 per person, and all proceeds go

toward The Leader In Me Program. All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, goody bag, and a picture with Santa! Sponsored by Sagebrush, Walgreens, First Piedmont Corporation, American Partners Federal Credit Union, and Autumn Hollifield Photography. Bring your kids by to meet Santa! Don’t want to miss this event.

lenge now is of course the economy, he has seen the decline of the quality of life over the years since he has been in America and hopes that things will turn around soon. Mumbo Jumbo Imports has grown over the years and of course during this electronic age, almost all of his items are on line for the world to see. He has customers all over the U.S., Canada and the world, and clients send him their unique items to market. Wanting to reach out to the local community has been a challenge, a lot have told him, “I didn’t even know you were here!” Well he is here, and here to stay. In business now for many years, tried and trusted, he is now open to consignment of furniture and decor on a local scale. So if you have that special piece you want to market, call Hamid and talk to him about it. You would think someone who has basically been a world traveler would have chosen some exotic place for his exotic business, but he says Reidsville and the Rockingham County area is where he loves to be. He has been all over the world over the years, but home has been Reidsville for most of it now. The main location of Mumbo Jumbo is 323 S. Scales Street, Reidsville, but as mentioned, there are three other locations filled with finds from the four corners of the earth. He is open Monday through Saturday 10am - 5pm, and by appointment only on Sunday. Visit and you will see why it is called one of the best kept secrets in Rockingham County. Hamid exclaims, “We have collections like no other!” For authentic Persian and Indian rugs and carpets, one of a kind furniture in mahogany, teak and other woods, and accessory pieces, chandeliers from around the world, magnificent statues in Teak or stone, iron gates, gazebos, and so much more, call him toll free at 1-800-775-3434. His items are on his website of and on facebook.

Wentworth Christmas Parade Satuday, December 10, 11:00am – 12:30pm, in Downtown Wentworth For more information please call 336-342-6288 or visit our website at


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Reidsville City Offices will be closed on Friday and Monday, Dec. 23 & Dec. 26. Also, FYI, Monday’s trash route pickup on Dec. 26 will be delayed until Tuesday, Dec. 27 (Tuesday’s will be delayed until Wednesday, then normal schedule resumes).

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New "Thank You for Your Service" Veterans Discount Program The county would like to honor and celebrate our veterans' service by providing "Thank You for Your Service" Veterans Photo ID Discount Cards. This card entitles veterans to receive discounts at participating businesses. All you have to do is stop by the Register of Deeds office with your DD Form 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty). Be sure to bring government-issued identification, such as a driver's license. We will take your photograph and issue you the discount card. THE DD FORM 214 IS

THE MOST IMPORTANT DOCUMENT A VETERAN RECEIVES! By recording DD214s, the military service record is safeguarded, and it allows our veterans an avenue to quickly obtain the document when needed. Once recorded, certified copies can be obtained at no cost by veterans who have recorded this important document with our office. If you have questions, you may email us at or call the Register of Deeds office at (336) 342-

Vikki Melvin, LMBT #7856 8820 for more information. Disclaimer: Our “Thank You for Your Service” Photo ID card is issued for the purpose of demonstrating a person’s eligibility for discounts and related benefits from private businesses. It is not acceptable for determining a person’s actual identity or residency by a government official. It is NOT issued by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, nor does it create any entitlement to VA benefits. It entitles the bearer of the card to be eligible for Rockingham County Veterans Discount Program benefits from participating businesses.

One Source Staffing Solutions officially opened with a Ribbon Cutting on October 7th, and has hit the ground running since their opening. Chasity Scott and Lesley Annas, co-owners, are so happy to now be located in Reidsville at 222-B S. Scales Street. They hope to bring employees together with employers in a way to benefit them both. To get more information about their services call Chasity or Lesley at 336-637-4267. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9am - 5pm. Applications are accepted Monday through Friday 10am - 2pm or by appointment. You can also apply online at

The Reidsville AnnualChristmas Tree Lighting Celebration & Downtown Open House was held on Friday, November 18 in Downtown Reidsville. Mr. & Mrs. Claus took time out of their busy schedule to attend this event. There were hayrides, snow sledding, marshmellow roasting, hot chocolate, performances, shopping and much more. The weather this year was unusually warm, children were sledding in short sleeves.

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Investing In Rockingham County’s Quality of Life CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 -Wednesday - 12/28/2016 - New Lebanon Christian Church, 521 Huffines Mill Rd., Reidsville - - sponsor code: Scholarship drive - Sponsored by: Melissa Sanchez for a scholarship - 2pm - 7pm The above schedule is subject to change. Appointments are recommended. Please call the American Red Cross at 349-3434 if you have any questions. All Blood types needed – especially O+, O-, A- and B-

Bumpass Honored as Educator of Excellence Charity Bumpass, School Psychologist, is Rockingham County Schools' 2016 Exceptional Children Educator of Excellence in the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction's Exceptional Children Division annual recognition program. Bumpass has been a school psycholoBumpass gist in Rockingham County for over 8 years. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Elon University and a Master’s Degree in School Psychology with Advanced Certification from Western Carolina University. The Exceptional Educator of Excellence award is to recognize leaders in service to the school system through innovative instructional programs and/or methodologies that demonstrate positive outcomes for students with disabilities. Their leadership, dedication, and service in extracurricular and nonacademic activities improve the quality of education for exceptional children and convey a positive reflection on the education profession. Ms. Bumpass’ dedication, commitment, and the excellence with which she serves Exceptional Children is the reason the Rockingham County Exceptional Children’s Department nominated her for this award! As the district’s Exceptional Children Educator of Excellence, Ms. Bumpass was recognized at the North Carolina Department of Public Education’s EC Division’s 66th Conference on Exceptional Children at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro held on November 9 - 10, 2016.

Feed Rockingham County The Feed Rockingham Project concluded its pilot season with distribution of Thanksgiving Dinner foods at six locations throughout our County and was celebrated by organizers in many ways. Although the group did not meet their original fundraising goal, food and monetary donations were received that sufficiently served the families that registered for the program. In all, over 1000 families consisting of more than 2500 Rockingham County men, women, and children were given a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner due to this project. The Feed Rockingham Project brought out the best in people throughout the county; individuals donating food, money, and precious time to gather food and pack boxes, and companies and agencies working together for a united greater good. The organizers would like to recognize and thank First Presbyterian Church of Eden for their generous $7000 donation. Pastor Peter Smith says of their support, “We are delighted to be able to do this for the glory of God and the good of our community.” Also thanks go out to Bridgestone Aircraft Tire USA, Inc. located in Mayodan, and the Town of Wentworth each for donating $5000. One thousand dollar donations were received from Amcor, Duke Energy, and Osborne Baptist Church. Donations were still being received at the time of this writing, and there is expected to be some excess funds once all meat and supplies are paid for. Plans are already in motion for a 2017 Feed Rockingham Initiative and any surplus funds will be held to seed the program for upcoming years. Feed Rockingham can be contacted at Feed Rockingham organizers want to thank all the groups and individuals that have helped make this project a United Rockingham success!



Lighting The Way: A Homeowner’s Guide To Hanging Holiday Lights Hanging Lights: Let there be light! Christmas lights, that is. And given the timing of when some homeowners started hanging them this year — as early as mid-October to get a jump on the season — we’re anxious for some holiday cheer. Most will opt for understated displays. Others will try to channel their inner Clark Griswold and try to outdo neighbors by creating winter wonderland scenes so dazzlingly bright that Han Solo can see them from a galaxy far, far away. “When I pass a suburban house festooned with twinklycolored fairy lights, I always scream ‘Bravo’ out of the window of my car,” Simon Doonan, creative ambassador of Barney’s New York, admits. Whatever your proclivity, here are some safety tips to keep in mind: • Never hang lights from your roof’s shingles. “Making even the tiniest of holes in them or any roof component — even

with a stapler — will let moisture or leaks in, and potentially rot the roof,” says Jason Joplin, program manager of the Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence. Instead, use clips that hang from the gutter or eaves. • Metallic trees require special care. What could possibly go wrong by hanging electric lights on them? “The tree can become charged with electricity from faulty lights,” warns the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, “and any person touching a branch could be electrocuted.” Colored spotlights above or beside them are a better option. • Embrace the buddy system. Maybe spiked egg nog is to blame, but one oft-quoted study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 6,000 people wind up in emergency rooms annually just from holiday decorating-related falls. As most of the injured are men and most fall from ladders,


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repeat this mantra: “Asking someone to hold the ladder for you, whether you’re stringing lights on a roof or a tall tree, doesn’t make you less of a man.” • Worse than being that one house on the block that never gets around to taking down decorations until spring is this: haphazardly pulling lights off your roof from the cord. “You risk damaging the gutter that way,” says Joplin, “and potentially the shingle if you didn’t clip them correctly to begin with.” So, if you are planning elaborate displays, you might want to consider hiring a pro. ◊GAF (◊, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, makes it easy to find the most reputable (and insured) ones in your area by searching its website’s GAF Master Elite Contractor database. A word of advice: if you really want the “Wow” factor beyond your immediate street, it’s best to stagger two sets of lights side by side to increase the density.

Yes... It’s Christmas again Yes, most of us can’t believe it’s already that time of year again. But after the long year that is behind us, to most of us this is a welcome break from the politics! It’s time to really sit back and think, you had such great ideas after Christmas last year that you were going to do differently this year. Well, it’s here, time to put those plans to work. Don’t over spend, don’t buy too many things instead of one or two things that are really appreciated. More is not necessarily better. Quality and thought are the things people on your list really care about. Put some thought into each persons gift and be creative. The big box stores do great all year, it’s now the time to shop local, go to small shops, get that one of a kind or out of the ordinary gift that will keep them smiling past lunch time Christmas day. Think food, it’s not something that has to sit around and need dusting. Think services. Enjoy the season!

Salon 209 held a Ribbon Cutting ceremony on November 3, 2016. Stephanie Pratt was pleased to welcome everyone into her new location at 209 The Boulevard in Eden, NC. Stop by for a hair cut & more today!

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Pike to Read Christmas Story Popular 107.5 KZL personality Jared Pike will be reading the Christmas Story from the book of Luke at the second annual Christmas Community Program from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4751 N.C. 14 just south of Eden. Several choirs and music performPike ers, including Rogers and Shelby Paschal of Reidsville, have been invited to participate in the program, said Bishop Dustan Martin. Refreshments will be served after the program. A display of nativity sets will complete the Christian theme. The nativity sets will remain on display for several weeks. “We invite all to attend a celebration of song and reflect on the birth of Jesus Christ during this special time of the year,” Martin said. “We are expecting it to be a wonderful evening of songs and praise.” Host of “Jared and Katie in the Morning” on 107.5 KZL, Pike got his start in radio in 2006 as an intern on KZL while attending UNC-G. In the fall of 2007, Pike was hired formally as a morning show producer. In 2012 he became the host of Jared and Katie in the Morning. Pike attended Western Guilford High School, GTCC and UNC-G in Greensboro, majoring in Communication Studies.  Before entering college, Pike served a two-year mission for his church in Johannesburg, South Africa and Gaborone, Botswana.   He is married to the former Kelli Hunt of Greensboro, who is attending Wake Forest University as a student in their Nurse Anesthesia program.  Pike said he loves being a dad to his two children, Ava, 8, and Eli, 5.  In his free time, Pike enjoys spending time with his family going to the movies, sporting events, the beach and can be found coaching his children's sports teams. The public is invited to attend. Any group or organization wishing to participate should call 336-432-2843 for additional information.

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Local Funding Supports the Arts in Rockingham County Reidsville, NC November 10, 2016 – The Dan River Basin Fund, a Community Foundation of Rockingham County funding support through the Duke Energy Corporation, announced today their support of the arts with a grant award to the Fine Arts Festival Association of Rockingham County. The $7,500 in funding will support the organization’s Fine Arts Festival in April, 2017. “We are extremely appreciative of this award today that will benefit all who live in Rockingham County,” reports Debbie Moore, Executive Director. “Through the annual week-long Fine



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Book Signing Continued From Page 21 Lana’s hero. They were good friends until a misunderstanding arose. After graduation Lana left town without saying good-bye to anyone. A stranger took her in, gave her a job and showed her the way to the cross. Lana’s life changed in so many ways. She began to wish for a husband. Could her childhood companion, Clint Ellington, be the one?

Gail Langley is a local author whose book has recently been released “Forsaken yet loved”. She will have a table set up at the Mayodan Christmas Stroll for book sales and signing. Langley was a feature writer and columnist for The Madison Messenger before writing a book about her husband Joe’s family, Preachers Kids Are Not Angels. Prior to Forsaken Yet Loved she wrote two other novels, The Master Plan and Divine Intervention.

Mayo River State Park adventures planned in December Discover the Rocks! Saturday, December 10 – 1:00pm to 3:00pm State Parks have many wonderful things to discover and explore from plant life to wildlife. But have you ever wondered about what lies beneath? Come out to Mayo River State Park as we explore the geology under our feet. The program will start at the park office. Then we will travel to the Fall Creek area.

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Mayodan’s 3rd Annaul Christmas Stroll & Tree Lighting will be held on Friday, December 2nd from 5pm to 9pm. This event is sponsored by Downtown Mayodan Merchants Assoication and the Preservation League. There will be photos with Santa, Peppa the Pig and Star Wars characters, music and carolers, and local vendors. Enjoy the declicious food from the bake sale as well as hot chocolate. There will be kids craft and wagon rides. Take a look at the new Mayodan Arts Center while you stroll the street. Tree lighting will take place at 6pm.

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Downtown Madison presents its Annual Christmas Stroll on December 9th from 5pm 8pm. Come help us spread the holiday cheer. Bring your family and friends for activities and fun for all ages. Vendors, crafters, caroling, buggy rides, and Santa will be on hand. The night will be capped off with the Traditional Christmas Tree Lighting at 8pm. Merry Christmas to all! The Madison-Mayodan 36th Annual WRFA Christmas Parade will be held on December 10th at 1pm, rain or shine. All netries must submight a signed application by 5pm Monday Dec. 5th, with no exceptions. Contact the following: Matt Cardwll 336-344-2913, Dee Shelton 336-552-3815, Rena Steelman 336-548-3840 (Home) or 336-932-0569.

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Now that we have all recovered from our Thanksgiving feasts, we’d like to welcome in the month of December. We, in partnership with the Sheriff’s Dept. and the Salvation Army, will be collecting new unwrapped toys for kids here in Rockingham County to make their Christmas bright. Our biannual “Food For Fines” starts November 28 and runs through December. For every unexpired, nonperishable food item you bring in we will remove $1 from fines you accrued due to late fees. Reminder: the Library will be closed on Friday, Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday, December 23, 24, 26, and 27th, 2016 for the Christmas Holiday.

Adults: Adult Needlecraft and Sewing Social every Monday at 1 pm Adult Beginning Sewing every Monday from 6 pm. Registration required (sessions limited to 5) Adult Advanced Sewing Project Thursday December 1st, 15th, and 29th at 6 pm (call/come in to library for details) Adult Coloring Social every Tuesday at 3 pm December 17th Maker Day 10-1 pm December 19th Movie: “Jason Bourne” 5:30 pm December 28th Adult Book Discussion 12 pm “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt There are computer classes on Word basics, Email basics as well as Windows 10 for beginners. Please contact us for dates, times and to register for the classes. To access eBooks from the library: download the “3M Cloud Library” app onto your device. Enter your country, state, and library “Rockingham”; enter your library card as it appears on the back of your card; and enter the magical world of eBooks. Look at our fea-

Children and Families: Toddler Storytime every Thursday at 10:30 am STEM Building Club every Tuesday at 10:30 am December 3rd Family Movie matinees “Finding Dory” at 10:30 am and again at 1 pm December 8th Family Movie: “Finding Dory” at 5:30 pm December 10th Family Book and a Craft at 10:30 am December 15th Big Red Dog Player’s Holiday Special at 6:00 pm December 17th Maker Day 10-1 pm Teens and Young Adults: Teen Needlecraft and Sewing Social

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NEW HOME for the NEW YEAR tion”, there are many other factors that go along with selecting a home. • How many bedrooms and bathrooms do you need? • Do you want an open floor plan? • What about a split bedroom plan? • What is your price range? • Do you want an older home or new construction? • If you like older homes, are updates important or do you

We moved to Eden ten years ago. I remember we had few requirements for a house that could easily be summed up as, “. . . a two-bedroom on a quiet street with HIGH speed internet.” Yes, we moved to Eden for its amenities. “What are you looking for in a home?” is the first question a Realtor will ask a house hunter. While you often hear the phrase, “location, location, loca-

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ture page, browse for an item, or search for a particular title or author. Once the item has been checked out, download it to your device, and begin to read. The system will automatically return the book in 14 days. If, however, you finish reading the book sooner you can immediately return it for others to enjoy. As always, library staff is always available to help with all of your questions or concerns, come in or call your local branch. The Friends of the Eden Library are selling canvas book bags for $7.00 each. There is a crocheted “Gingerbread” house being raffled. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. The drawing will be held on December 22nd at 12:00 pm. Our annual holiday cards are now available for purchase. This year’s artist, Marilyn Pergerson, made a lovely oil painting for this year’s holiday cards and raffle. In addition, the Friends are selling books year round, come in to see what is available. All proceeds raised by the “Friend’s” are used to supplement Eden Public Library services and programs. Don’t forget, if you have items such as arts and craft materials and/or accessories, books, building materials, electronics, fabrics, magazines, model train sets and/or accessories, puzzles, tools (hand, corded and/or cordless), yarns, or any other material/objects you no longer want/need, please see if your local library could use them. We have many programs where items are upcycled into new and creative things.

want a renovation project? • Do you want a big open yard or a wooded lot? • What amenities do you need? We all have different experiences and expectations that affect our housing choices. You may be tired of mowing a big yard, but someone who has lived in an apartment may be looking forward to home landscaping experiences. Someone moving from a beltway city may think there is little truck traffic while someone from a rural area may wonder why the stoplight is so long at our busiest intersection. You may be looking for a rural retreat or for a neighborhood convenient to restaurants and shopping. A young family may have different expectations than an older family. Yes! Thank goodness we are all different and seek different features for our houses. Are you looking for a new home in 2017? Now is the time to get serious with your house search. Mortgage loan interest rates are still competitively low and our local inventory of available houses is robust with choices in all price ranges. If you’re ready to start your search, I'd be honored to help you navigate your journey. “What are you looking for in a home?” Jean Ann Anderson-Wood is a NC REALTOR® with Five Star Realty. If 2017 is your year to buy a home or you have a real estate question or topic idea for her next column, you may contact her at or 336-453-3232.

Investing In Rockingham County’s Quality of Life CONTINUED FROM PAGE 20 Arts Festival, the community has an opportunity to view and purchase local art of all tastes and genres. In turn, the event also provides an unequaled opportunity for professional and aspiring artists to refine, display and market their works. Over the course of the festival’s existence, the benefit of this event to economic development through the arts for Rockingham County is astounding. Today, we have more than 30 local professional artists who began or have enhanced their artistic careers through their relationship with the Fine Arts Festival Association of Rockingham County. We are truly becoming a county known for its beautiful local artistry. Thank you, again, to the Community Foundation of Rockingham County Dan River Fund and Duke Energy for your generous gift.” The Fine Arts Festival Association of Rockingham County is a 501c3 not for profit organization. Its annual Festival, now in its 73rd year, is the longest running arts festival of its kind in the state. The Association also holds an annual steampunk show of reclaimed, recycled and repurposed art in its Passion for Trashin’ event, and a writers’ festival with Poetry Nights and author reading events. For those who would like to learn more about arts, a fun hands-on event, Paint & Wine Night, provides canvas, paint and an artist instructor for a lesson in painting. The attendee takes home their personal original painting at the end of the event. Food and wine are also provided. The mission of the Fine Arts Festival Association of Rockingham County is to provide support for the existing arts community and to develop additional opportunities for the creation and exhibition of traditional and non-traditional art, literature, and other categories of artistic expression. The organization also promotes the appreciation of arts in Rockingham County. For more information about events and arts opportunities, visit our Facebook page or the website at:

Greenhouse Nursery Assistant Training at RCC In one semester students receive hands-on, entry level training to begin a career as a greenhouse nursery assistant. RCC’s new Career College will award a certificate to those who successfully complete the program. Students will further develop reading, math, and computer skills along with participation in hands-on training in job skills needed in the greenhouse and horticulture workplace. Early admission deadline is December 9. Complete application package must be submitted by January 13. Scholarships are available for this program. For more information, please contact the RCC Admissions Office at 336-3424261, ext. 2333.

Sheriff’s Office teams with Salvation Army to Collect Toys for local families Every single child should have a gift to open around the holidays. In that spirit, Sheriff Sam Page and the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office will be teaming up with our local Salvation Army again this year to collect new in box, unwrapped toy donations for needy Rockingham County families this holiday season. Now through Monday December 12th, those wishing to donate new in box, unwrapped toys for our neighbors in need can drop them off at the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office located in the Law Enforcement Center at 170 N.C. 65 Reidsville, N.C. 24 hours a day. These donations can also be dropped off at the Salvation Army of Rockingham County 704 Barnes St. Reidsville, N.C or 314 Morgan




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Friends of Chinqua-Penn Walking Trail's September 25 fundraiser, "Run with the Cows," was not just "ANUDDER"5K. All participants in the race and fun-run/walk received "MORE COWBELL"! Antique cowbells were rung to start the runners and to welcome them across the finish line. Families, friends, and serious runners got the whole HERD from coming together, Rockingham County, the Triad, the Triangle, Charlotte, and Virginia. First on the trail were youngsters in the one-mile Kids' Fun Run. Proving they're no Taylor potatoes, COWCH Huskey, Matthew Bray, and Joe Sackfield all completed the mile in less than 20 minutes. Each boy was presented the prized Cowbell Finisher's Award. Cowbells rang again as emcee Randy Hunt announced the start ofthe 5K. After two loops around the Chinqua-Penn Trail, runners and walkers reached the finish line to cheers and more ringing cowbells. The men's competition was heated, with Jordan Bullins clocking 19:38, Esayas Nida 19:47, and Jonathan Chatman 21:15. The top three women were Emily Moore at 22:27, Gessi Harris at 26:01, and Chasady Quinn at 28:18-all UDDERLY AWESOME! Each of the top winners received a hand-painted slate from the historic Springhouse roof, created by artist Darlene Holman. Additional slate pieces that could not be reused when the Springhouse roof was restored have been decorated by Holman and other local artists. These unique mementoes are available at Round About Way in Reidsville, providing further support for the trail. See samples at As always, funds raised by the event will be used for improvements along the trail, which is a National Recreation Trail, a North Carolina Birding Trail site, and a stopover on the state's Butterfly Highway. Large wildflower plots that bloomed throughout the summer are set-

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Celebrate the Season of Giving by Helping Seniors in Need The holiday season is a time for reflection, a time for counting our blessings and sharing gratitude for the people that have impacted our lives. We, at ADTS, want to take this opportunity to recognize and thank the individuals and organizations that have given of their time, talents and resources to support older adults and adults with disabilities across our community. At ADTS we strive to improve the health and quality of life for our participants and their families and we recognize that community support plays a critical role in that process. As the baby boomers age, our "senior" population is expanding at an astonishing rate we must find creative ways to support the needs of this ever expanding demographic. Federal and state funding has not kept pace with the rise in demand for services in recent years, straining existing programs and creating long waiting lists for basic services. Donations of time, money and talent help us to meet the growing and changing needs of our community. Our volunteers are partners in care and have given an impressive amount of time, energy and service to our community. In the past year alone our volunteers provided more than 12,600 hours of service, touching more than 500 seniors across our county! They delivered over 52,182 meals to homebound seniors; served nearly 23,000 meals


at our group meal sites; provided trips to medical appointments and other important errands; offered numerous trainings and activities at the Center for Active Retirement and LEAF Adult Day Care Center; constructed ramps; and so much more! As you can imagine, without volunteer support to extend our reach and help fill critical service gaps, some programs simply could not operate. We applaud our current volunteers and recognize that their commitment and dedication is the ultimate expression of service. It also goes without saying that we couldn’t accomplish all that we do without the generous financial donations from community partners. During this season of giving, please consider a gift to ADTS. Your donation ensures that seniors, adults with disabilities and their families have the supports and services they need to achieve optimum health, well-being, independence and participation in the community. Your tax-deductible gift will make Rockingham County that place where seniors and adults with disabilities can age with dignity, purpose and independence and that may just be the very best gift of all. To give securely, please visit our website at and click the Donate Now button or call at 336-349-2343. We wish you the happiest of holidays and hope for the New Year!


Veteran’s Corner By Jim Brown

What does December 7th mean to you?

Brown Most of us who stop and think about it, would probably remember that December 7th is Pearl Harbor Day, the surprise attack by the Japanese in 1941, which sent us straight into the WWII. In fact, this year represents the 75th since that tragic morning when we lost over 2400 lives. We will never forget that day. That day will live in infamy. So, now let me ask: What does December 7th, 2001 mean to you? If you are not sure then how about September 11th 2001? “Does that ring a bell?” Of course we remember the attack that took nearly 3000 innocent lives and destroyed families. Almost one month later, On October 7th, 2001 we declared war on Al-Qeada, the Taliban and Osama Bin Laden. The U.S. led a coalition invasion on the major Taliban stronghold cities in Afghanistan, and by December 7th, 2001 the city of Kandahar fell. This was the last

major stronghold of The Taliban, which forced Osama Bin-Laden to flee and who was eventually shot and killed. So exactly 60 years to the day of the Pearl Harbor tragedy, Kandahar Afghanistan fell. This was significant in history not only because of the date of December 7th, but also because it deeply entrenched us into a war in the Middle East that has given us significant casualties and wounded. The media has already helped us to forget the sacrifices made in Afghanistan and Iraq, by focusing on the

“news making” issues, instead of the issues that seriously need to be addressed. So for 15 long years our men and women have been serving in these countries and are still being killed and wounded. In the 1940's many more servicemen would have died from the war wounds that they received in Afghanistan and Iraq. 60 years of medical advancements have brought a much greater percentage of our wounded home, instead of dying on the battle field as in WWII. Many chronic health issues plague our serviceman from Iraq and Afghanistan and they will have to live with these issues for the rest of their lives, and for many of them it won’t be easy.

So on December 7th, let's always remember those who have died for our country, and let's also remember those service men and women that have returned and need to live the remainder of their lives here as productive United States citizens, just like everyone else, it’s not over for them. If you agree with the politics of war or not, let's remember those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, along with the 2 World Wars, Korea and Vietnam. Let us fight for the rights of the people that have fought for us. So you may say: “How can I help these veterans?” I suggest that you support your local veterans’ organizations, whoever that may be. These organizations directly support veterans and their families with clothing, food, shelter, and medical care. We should get involved now, not someday, and volunteer our time to help. Thank you and Happy Pearl Harbor Day 2016. Jim Brown United States Air Force Veteran Any questions or comments please send to the following email address:

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County Manager Recognizes Local Citizen “Boss of the Month” – Frances Paschal of Stoneville Rockingham County Manager Lance Metzler recognizes a local citizen each month who visits the Governmental Center. Paschal This month Metzler salutes Frances Paschal of Stoneville as the “Boss of the Month.” Paschal is a lifetime resident of Rockingham County. She and many in her family had a long tradition of working for Fieldcrest. While visiting the Governmental Center, she talked about the County’s scenic beauty, and life growing up in a rural community with cows, pigs, Dave’s plants, fruits, and chestnuts. She Towing enjoys spending time with her children, grandchildren, playing the piano at Wentworth United Methodist Church, and coloring. Merry Christmas from Each month, photos are shot of citizens at the Governmental David Price Auto Works and Staff Center, 371 NC 65, in Wentworth. One photo is selectRequest David Price Auto Works or Dave's Towing ed and highlighted by the County It's Your Car...YOU say who tows it! as "Boss of the Month." Framed photos of the "Boss of the Before you need it put this number in your phone now! Month" are displayed in the Governmental Center, on the County's homepage, social media, and media outlets.

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Eden Preservation Society Christmas Tour of Homes returns This year’s Eden Preservation Christmas Tour is full of surprises—something new, we’ve never tried before-and something old: folks sharing their homes and love of Christmas. And this year, it’s all in the same neighborhood, so that the whole tour can be done on foot. The something new is the gorgeous home at 565 Glovenia

for the “Sell-abration House” only will be offered Saturday, Dec. 3rd, all day from 10 to 5, at a cost of $5. Of course, things need to remain in place until the tour is over at 5 PM Sunday. The something old is the Tour itself: the invitation, on Sunday, Dec. 4, from 1 to 5, to visit , of course, the wonderful showcase house, along with another lovely house just across

seasonal lights to accent the tranquil setting. Erin and Jamie’s house will be for sale, because they have plans to move just down the street to a larger house in order to accommodate their growing family. Thus if you are shopping for a new home you will get to check out two potential properties, or pick up just the right accents to fill the one you have—all with a big boost of the Christmas spirit. The extra special location of the famous Preservation Society BAKE SALE is the historic

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Eden Parks & Recreation Department Men's Fall Open Softball League Regular Season & Playoff Runner Ups - G P FABRICATION Kneeling L to R - Terry Thomas, Shaun Ware, Brandon Fisher, Cole Wyrick, Noel Brooks Jr. & Michael White. Standing L to R- Jeremy Moore, Wayne Lee, Shane Flippen, Brian Harris, Justin Corum & Brandon Chambers.

Eden Parks & Recreation Department Men's Fall Open Softball League Regular Season and Playoff Champions - Shady Creek Farm Kneeling L to R - Jake Hudson, Tyler Shelton, Steven Corcoran, Grant Wickline, Tyler Martin and Bill Parks. Standing L to R - Stacy Ward, Justin Moore, Matt French, Justin Pruitt, Braxton Richardson and Andreas Olguin. Not Pictured - Jason Pruitt. Street furnished to the brim with treasures old and new, ALL FOR SALE, as is the house itself! There’s even a bargain basement! The “First Dibs Gala” will be Thursday, December 1st, with wine and cheese from 7 to 9. Tickets are $25 each, and reservations can be made by mailing a check to Eden Preservation Society, PO Box 2201, or pay at the door. Another opportunity

the street. The home of Erin and Jamie Gilley at 572 Glovenia Street will be decorated for the season, with lots of help from Erin’s mom, Lynda Burnette (Lynda and her friend Dian Lovell are the wonderful decorators who have filled the showcase house with all its treasures). Tour guests are encouraged to wander through the adjacent garden area, which will feature

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New look for New Beginnings One building in downtown Leaksville area of Eden has received a facelift of late, with a new paint job and the replacement of the worn and torn awning at New Beginnings, too. Owners Billy and Darlene Vestal checked near and far for a supplier and was surprised to find a local business he had used for years, also featured the creation and installation of awnings. So he hired Tri City Glass of Eden to do the work and was well pleased with the results.

Vestal said, “It always pays to check local!” and he continued, “I figured this would be a great opportunity to help a charitable organization, too.” Vestal wanted to inform anyone needing awnings to check local first and you will be well pleased. New Beginnings is affiliated with Help Inc., and accepts clothing, accessories, books and more for children and adults. All proceeds go to run the Women’s Shelter of Rockingham County.


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Jersey retired for only girl on boy’s team A team of her own. Not exactly, but she is in a field all to herself when it comes to being the only girl on otherwise all boy teams. Alexis (Lexi) Amburn has played football for the Eden Boys and Girls Club since starting flag tag at the age of 4. She has never missed a season and puts her heart into every game. At 12 years old she already stands about 5'9. Before playing basketball for her middle school, she had never been on a all girls team; really she has always been the only girl on the team. She has always been accepted by her team mates and is thankful that the coaches and alethic directors have never treated her any different than the rest of the team. “It was really fun to play and it thaught me a lot!” Alexis shares. Since the age of 4, she has also, went from t-ball, to youth baseball and now in the 11 & 12 year old baseball. She played every year for the boys and girls club, until last year, she played baseball for the YMCA (this year she will age out of this program as well.) Through the years she has played mostly catcher & pitcher, however she has no problem playing anywhere the coach needs her.

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strong both physically and mentally, a hard worker and has integrity and a positive attitude On November 10th at the Annual Awards Banquet, Lexi was honored at the Boys & Girls Club of Eden for her achievments and her jersey, #7, was officially retired. Lexi’s mom Victoria Jarrett, notes that she is a smart, funny, beautiful and passionate 7th grader at Bethany Community Middle School who has worked hard to get to this moment in her life and hopes that other girls will find the courage and support to go after their dreams as well. Her grandmother Brenda Jarrett and Grand pa Wayne Hundley are so proud, too. With two brothers, Nathaniel Amburn,10 and Zackary Amburn 9, who love to play football, baseball and basketball, the entire family is kept busy going from game to game in season. Lexi’s future plans are to go to Early College at RCC and eventually get her Bachelors in Criminal Justice.

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She currently plays basketball (she is #3) for her middle school (Bethany Community Middle School; this is the charter school on hwy 65). This is her second season with them. Once she has aged out of both football and baseball, she plans to focus all her time on basketball, which holds a special place in her life. She also loves to draw, skate board and play fingerboard with friends. This year will mark a major milestone in her life and inspire other girls to go after their dreams, no matter what they may be. Alexis will go down in history as the first girl athlete to ever have her jersey retired in any sport at The Eden Boys & Girls Club. The Eden Boy’s & Girls Club president Amy Nalley said Alexis participated in 186 games or practices while playing football at the Club. Nalley added, “Alexis is a great athlete, multi-talented and has turned into beautiful young lady with a bright and successful future in whatever area she chooses. She always has a smile on her face and willing to do any task that is asked of her. She is

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Eden Parks & Recreation Midget Football League Rams Kneeling L to R - Trenton Simmons, Darrell Holmes, E. J. Fountain, Malachi Holland, Kahlee McCarthy & Deavion Young. Second Row L to R - Xzayvian Hairston, Jared Thomas, Ca'Vonte Spencer, Tallas Hairston, Tremain Freeman, Noah Terry, Landon Vaughn and Soloman Price Jr., At Rear L to R - Ezekiel Hampton Watlington, Coach Earl Fountain, Coach Soloman Price and Quinton Broadnax.

Eden Parks & Recreation Department Bridge St. Football Cheerleaders Kneeling L to R - Janiya Bradley, Cara Sowers, Ciara Madkins, Cayla Walker, Nylah Lewis & Keirra Foster. Standing L to R - Coach Staci Evans, Xzaryiah Hairston, Ahcosha Madkins, Kendall Younger, Kinsey Tincher, Grace Love, Nylah Robinson & Tiliyah Hodgins.

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The following are the policies agreed upon by both parties when running an advertisement in Eden’s Own Journal We Publish Monthly - the 1st of each month Each issue is an entity unto itself. Ads are purchased and run PER ISSUE. DEADLINES WILL BE LISTED IN THE PAPER FOR THE UPCOMING ISSUES (USUALLY ON PAGE 4) IF A PROOF IS REQUESTED: Information must be turned in at least 24 hours prior to deadline in order to be proofed BEFORE OR BY deadline. An email, fax number, text or client on site approval is required. Responsibility of clients: Proofs must be oked in office by 4pm on day of deadline, otherwise the it will be assumed that the ad is to run AS IS, printed AS IS, and client will be responsible for payment in full, even if there are mistakes in the advertisement. Eden’s Own Journal/Rockingham County Star is not to be held financially accountable for mistakes in advertisements exceeding the cost of the advertisement itself. Refund percentages are to be determined by publisher only. PAYMENT OPTIONS • Payment expected at time of order for advertisement. We accept Master Card, Visa, Debit, Cash, Check or Money Order. • If billing is requested, A client must complete billing information for our records, including personal contact numbers & addresses. In some cases a credit card may be required to be put on file for our records only. It will not be charged unless requested by client or unless the account is what we consider grossly overdue. (2 or more months) • We do have Discounts for Payment up Front for 3 or more month commitments. • Overdue charges . If a bill is not paid by the 14th of the month, a $3 fee will be added to total. After 2 months overdue an account may be charged to the credit card provided for such purpose. Exceptions may be made with prior aggrement with publisher. OFFICE HOURS are 9:30 am - 4:00 pm Monday - Thursday. Fridays by appointment only, due to possible Fieldwork. This does not mean we are in the office all these hours. There are events to cover and advertisers to see. Call before coming to office to be sure we are in. Office:336-627-9234 or 336-613-0325 Cells to call: Lisa Doss (Owner/Publisher) 336-613-0325 • Elizabeth Doss co/publisher 336-613-3025 AD PLACEMENT EXPLANATION All Ads are ROP ROP (Run Of Press) means: 1) Absolutely NO Guarantee of Placement in any issue. Ads are placed at designers discretion. 2) There is NO Guarantee that a competitor will not be on same or facing pages 3) Requests to be in a particular spot are not guaranteed whatsoever. or Prime Placement Request 1) $25 paid IN ADVANCE for a specific placement is required. ($50 for back page)) First come first served only. 3) That space will be reserved for that ad, that issue only. 4) In case a reserved placement cannot be supplied in that issue, the only refund will be the $25 placement fee. The advertisement will still be DUE IN FULL no matter where it is placed in that issue.

Rd. Eden, N.C. locations. If you have a toy(s) donation, but are unable to make it to one of the drop-off points, call the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office at 336-634-3232 and the Deputy working in the area of the county where you live will stop by and pick it up as soon as it is feasible for him or her to do so. For any questions or help transporting large donations, contact Major Abner Bullins at 336-634-3027/ or Sgt. Kevin Suthard at 336-634-3065/ Thanks again for helping us to help those in need here in Rockingham County this holiday season!

RCC Spring Registration is Open Final deadline for completing the spring 2017 application process is December 9. All new students must begin the application process now in order to attend RCC this spring. The four step process is easy. First, complete the application for admission. The application is available at or you may come to the Whitcomb Student Center and someone will guide you through the process. Second, request official transcripts from high school/GED and any colleges attended. Have the institution send the transcripts directly to the RCC Admissions Office or bring a sealed copy to campus. Third, complete the Free Application For Student Aid at RCC’s code 002958. Finally, come to the admissions office to discuss your program of study and placement test requirements. You don’t need any appointment! New students must complete these steps before registering for classes. Current RCC students may register by using Student Planning. Spring Semester begins January 6. At RCC you can get a 2-year college transfer degree and transfer to a 4-year university as a junior or get a 2-year careerfocused degree to become job-ready. RCC offers over 70 programs of study along with a variety of diplomas and certificates.

Students shadow professionals On Oct. 25, the top 50 students from Morehead High School's junior class were selected to spend a morning shadowing someone from the job field in which they are interested. The program, Trading Places, has been operating in Eden for 25 years and has been sponsored by the Eden Rotary Club. "The goal is to show students the options that are open to them and to give them a local mentor to speak to about possible careers," says Joy Toms, Morehead High School counselor. Twenty students were given the opportunity to shadow someone at Morehead Memorial Hospital, Eden's largest employer. From nursing to marketing, students were able to experience a morning in the life of a professional. Maggie Robertson shadowed Brandy Presnell, RN, who works in Morehead Hospital's Birthing Center. She was able to observe a woman in labor. "I think it's fascinating," says Robertson. She watched a nurse put in an IV and monitor a patient's vital signs. Robertson is hoping the experience will help her narrow her career choices. She is interested in both obstetrics and physical therapy. Alyssa Dancy is considering becoming a registered nurse or a pediatrician. She spent her morning working with in-patients on the second floor of the hospital. She watched her mentor round the patient rooms and dispense medications. Toms says the experience is beneficial, whether it leads to a career path or helps someone determine that a career is not right for them. The morning ended at a luncheon, where students shared their experiences.

Rockingham County 4-H Nutrition Fair On October 25, 2016, Rockingham County 4-H held their annual 4-H Nutrition Fair. 4-Hers from ages 5-18 displayed their



Principal & Assistant Principal of the year named Ann Mitchell, principal of Reidsville High School (RHS), has been selected as the 2017 WellsFargo Principal of the Year for Rockingham County Schools (RCS) in a program co- sponsored by the North Carolina Mitchell Smothers Department of Public Instruction and WellsReading and Fargo Bank. Mrs. Mitchell now Secondary Education, and a secmoves on to compete with other ond Master’s Degree in School local award recipients from the Administration all from North Piedmont-Triad Region of the Carolina Agricultural and State. Technical State University. Mitchell has served as principal Additionally, Mitchell has earned of Reidsville High School since 2015 and has 25 years of experi- an Educational Specialist Degree from the University of North ence in education. During her Carolina at Greensboro. She is educational career, she has currently pursuing her Doctorate served as an elementary teacher, Degree in Educational curriculum facilitator, assistant Leadership and Cultural principal at Reidsville High and Foundations from the University principal at Moss Street of North Carolina at Greensboro. Elementary. Regional Principal of the Year Mitchell earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary award recipients will be selected by February 2017 and the 2017 Education, a Master's Degree in

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State Wells Fargo Principal of the Year will be announced in the spring of 2017 at a state event in Raleigh. Hunter Smothers, a McMichael High School (DMHS) assistant principal, was chosen as the 2017 RCS Assistant Principal of the Year. Smothers has been an assistant principal at DMHS since 2016 and was assistant principal at Holmes Middle from 2012 - 2016. Smothers has 12 years in education and has also served as a Physical Education Teacher. Smothers received his Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Medicine and Physical Education from Elon University and a Master’s Degree in Education from Liberty University with an Administration License from Western Carolina University.

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High School Students visit RCC to explore options On November 2nd, 45 students from all four high schools in the county learned about and discussed Disability Employment Awareness month which was in October. This event was provided to assist students and teachers in Rockingham County to become more aware of training and other community partner options that will assist them with transitioning from high school to post-secondary training and employment. This is an annual event that Vocational Rehabilitation does each year. Debbie Ellis, Community Employment Program Specialist, Vocational Rehabilitation Services says “We attempt to be creative each year with the event. This event not only exposes students to available options in the community

for employment and training but also exposes the community to the skill-set and upcoming workforce in Rockingham County.” Each student went through two programs during the day; groups were split tinto two groups with Morehead and McMichael taking the first turn at presentations from RCC as Reidsville and Rockingham High students attended the Reality of Money seminar. The presentations covered certificate, diploma and associate degree training opportunities offered at RCC . The presenters also presented on college transfer programs, tutoring services and disability services. The Reality of Money seminar focused in on the intricacies and realities of life and college finance. This seminar was spon-

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For the Fun of it... How Many Dogs Does It Take How Many Dogs Does It Take to Change A Light Bulb? Golden Retriever: The sun is shining, the day is young, we've got our whole lives ahead of us, and you're inside worrying about a stupid burned out bulb? Border Collie: Just one. And then I'll replace any wiring that's not up to code. Dachshund: You know I can't reach that stupid lamp! Rottweiler: Make me. Boxer: Who cares? I can still play with my squeaky toys in the dark. Lab: Oh, me, me!!!!! Pleeeeeeeeeze let me change the light bulb! Can I? Can I? Huh? Huh? Huh? Can I? Pleeeeeeeeeze, please, please, please! German Shepherd: I'll change it as soon as I've led these people from the dark, check to make sure I haven't missed any, and make just one more perimeter patrol to see that no one has tried to take advantage of the situation. Jack Russell Terrier: I'll just pop it in while I'm bouncing off the walls and furniture. Old English Sheep Dog: Light bulb? I'm sorry, but I don't see a light bulb? Chihuahua: Yo quiero Taco Bulb. Pointer: I see it, there it is, there it is, right there ... Greyhound: It isn't moving. Who cares? Australian Shepherd: First, I'll put all the light bulbs in a little circle . Poodle: I'll just blow in the Border Collie's ear and he'll do it. By the time he finishes rewiring the house, my nails will be dry. The Cat's Answer: Dogs do not change light bulbs. People change light bulbs. So, the real question is: How long will it be before I can expect some light, some dinner, and a massage?

The Truth About Dad One summer evening during a violent thunderstorm a mother was tucking her small boy into bed. She was about to turn off the light when he asked with a tremor in his voice, "Mommy, will you sleep with me tonight?" The mother smiled and gave him a reassuring hug. "I can't, dear," she said. "I have to sleep with Daddy." A long silence was broken at last by his shaky little voice: "The big sissy."

The Hamster and the Frog A mangy looking guy walks into a very classy restaurant and orders a steak. The waitress says: "I'm sorry, but I don't think you can pay for your meal." The guy admits, "You're right. I don't have any money, but if I show you something you haven't seen before, will you give me my supper?" The waitress, both curious and compassionate, says, "Only if what you show me isn't risque." "Deal!" says the guy and reaches into his coat pocket and pulls out a hamster. He puts the hamster on the ground and it runs across the room, directly to a piano. The hamster then proceeds to climb up the piano, and starts playing Gershwin songs. The waitress says, "You're right. I've never seen anything like that before. That hamster is truly good on the piano." The guy sits back and enjoys a fine steak supper with all the trimmings. Shortly thereafter, he asks the waitress, "Can I have a piece of that fine blueberry pie I see on the dessert cart over there?" "Only if you got another miracle up your sleeve", says the waitress. The guy reaches into his coat again and pulls out a frog. He puts the frog on the table, and the frog starts to sing up a storm! A stranger from a nearby table runs over to the guy and offers him $300 for the frog. The guy says "It's a deal." He takes the three hundred and gives the stranger the frog. The stranger runs out of the restaurant with dollar signs in his eyes and a big smile on his face. The waitress says to the guy "Are you some kind of nut? You sold a singing frog for $300? It must have been worth millions!" "No", says the guy. "The hamster is also a ventriloquist."

Ten Hilarious Jokes for Nerds 1 - I’m reading a book on anti-gravity. I can’t put it down. 2 - The past, the present and the future all walk into a bar at the same time. It was tense. 3 - A neutron walks into a bar and orders a drink. When the barman gives it to him, he asks, “How much?” The barman replies, “For you - no charge.” 4 - I have a new theory on inertia but it doesn’t seem to be gaining momentum. 5 - Argon walks into a bar. The bartender says, “We don’t serve noble gasses here!” Argon doesn’t react. 6 - Two atoms are walking along. One of the says: “Oh no! I think i lost an electron.” “Are you sure?” “Yes, I’m positive.” 7 - An infectious disease walks into a bar. The barman says, “We don’t serve your type here”, The disease replies, “Well you’re not a very good host.” 8 - There are 10 kinds of people in this world. Those who understand binary and those who don’t. 9 - A photon checks into a hotel. The bellhop asks if they can help with the luggage. The photon replies, “I don’t have any, I’m traveling light..” 10 - What does a subatomic duck say? Quark.

The Wrong Answer A student visited his old school, 20 years after his graduation, and met an old Science professor of his. The professor happened to be grading exam papers, and the student was surprise to notice that the questions were exactly the same as they were two decades ago. He asked the professor about the possibility of the leakage of the exam paper such that the students would have known the questions in advance. The professor smiled wryly and answered, "Don't worry about that, my dear boy. I've changed the answers every year."

Top Scientific Theories An American magazine held a competition, inviting its readers to submit new scientific theories on ANY subject. Below are the winners: 5th place (Subject: Probability Theory) If an infinite number of rednecks riding in an infinite number of pickup trucks fire an infinite number of shotgun rounds at an infinite number of highway signs, they will eventually write the complete works of Shakespeare in Braille. 4th place (Subject: BioMechanics) Why Yawning Is Contagious: You yawn to equalize the pressure on your eardrums. This pressure change outside your head unbalances other people's ear pressures, so they then yawn to even it out. 3rd place (Subject: Symbolic Logic) The Chinese are technologically underdeveloped because each of their alphabetical characters represents a whole word or phrase, rather than a single letter. Thus they cannot use acronyms to communicate technical ideas at a faster rate. 2nd place (Subject: Newtonian Mechanics) Deforestation may cause earthquakes, tidal waves, or even the total destruction of our planet. Just as a figure-skater's rate of spin increases when the arms are brought in close to the body, the cutting down of tall trees may cause the Earth to spin dangerously fast on its axis with disastrous results. Winner (Subject: Perpetual Motion) When a cat is dropped, it always lands on its feet, and when toast is dropped, it always lands buttered side down. Therefore, if a slice of toast is strapped to a cat's back, buttered side up, and the animal is then dropped, the two opposing forces will cause it to hover, spinning inches above the ground. If enough toast-laden felines were used, they could form the basis of a high-speed monorail system. Q: What do you call an alligator in a vest? A: An Investigator

Stolen Parts A Blonde calls 911 on her cell phone to report that her car has been broken into. She is hysterical as she explains her situation to the dispatcher: "They've stolen the stereo, the steering wheel, the brake pedal and even the accelerator!" she cries. The dispatcher says, "Stay calm. An officer is on the way." A few minutes later, the officer radios in. "Disregard." he says. "She got in the back-seat by mistake."

Old Bones Some tourists in the Chicago Museum of Natural History are marveling at the dinosaur bones. One of them asks the guard, "Can you tell me how old the dinosaur bones are?" The guard replies, "They are 3 million, four years, and six months old." "That's an awfully exact number," says the tourist. "How do you know their age so precisely?" The guard answers, "Well, the dinosaur bones were three million years old when I started working here, and that was four and a half years ago."

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From Root to Branch Local Geneology Studies By Elvin Perkins, Jr.

Tribute to Linda Cardwell Vernon

Civil War Veterans of Rockingham County Part 1 I began researching genealogy over thirty years ago. The ease of modern computers and internet genealogy was not available to most of us and had not developed to the point of technology that we enjoy today. Research required a lot of footwork, visiting county courthouses, surveying cemeteries, interviewing older family members and communicating with genealogy and historical societies seeking help from older more experienced researchers. One of my first mentors who over the years became a dear friend was Linda Cardwell Vernon. Linda died at home on July 21st of this year 2016 at the age of 81. Her knowledge and expertise in the history and genealogy of Rockingham County and the surrounding region was exceptional. For the hundreds of individuals whom Linda helped and shared a friendship, her loss is irreplaceable. In addition she served in numerous societies and organizations such as the Daughters of the American Revolution and the United Daughters of the Confederacy always working modestly behind the scenes, yet working tirelessly to ensure that local history would be recorded and preserved for future generations. Linda helped to compile several volumes of books and wrote numerous articles of local history and genealogy. As a tribute to Linda I submit here a collection of her work recording the names and records of several soldiers who served in the War Between the States who have ties to Rockingham County. Henry W. Baughn enlisted 9 April 1864 in Co. F, 1st NC Regiment Engineers Corps and was wounded at High Bridge near Farmville, VA, 6 April 1865. He was born 12 May 1845, the son of William R. Baughn and wife Elizabeth Hopper, and died 11 February 1919. He is buried northeast of Mayodan at the Heggie-Wall cemetery. He married Mildred Louise Kallam 23 December 1875. Hubbard Brown, the son of Samuel Hubbard Brown & wife Susan H. Smith, was born in Rockingham County 23 December 1844 and died 27 May 1926. His wife was Louisa Smith of Stokes County. They married 16 September 1867 in Stokes County and he enlisted while living in that county in Co. H, 22nd NC Regiment and later received a pension. Many of his descendants still live in our area. Walker L. Enoch resided in Caswell County, NC, where he

enlisted in Co. A, 13th NC Regiment on 29 April 1861. He was captured about 12 September 1862 at Middletown, MD, and was confined at Fort Delaware until transferred to Aiken’s Landing, James River, VA, 2 October 1862 for exchange. He later rejoined his company and was captured again at Richmond, VA, 3 April 1865 and was confined at Newport News, VA, until released 30 June 1865. He married Mildred A. Everett 5 May 1864 in Caswell County. According to the dates on his monument he was born 3 November 1839 and died 29 May 1900. His wife was born 7 October 1844 and died 28 July 1931. Josiah Watt Fulton, son of

Francis Fulton and wife Jencey B. Young, was born in Stokes County 25 November 1842 and died 28 May 1921. He married 13 March 1866 in Stokes County Sarah E. Davis and enlisted in Co. G, 21st NC regiment. He had at least 14 children who married into the Purgason, Martin, Shelton, Harris,

Baughn, Mary Linda Cardwell Vernon and Crowder families of the Mayodan area. John William Gentry, son of Joseph (Joel) W. Gentry and wife Susan Vaughn, was born 15 February 1843 and died 10 January 1922. He married in Rockingham County 10 February 1869 Sarah Landreth. He enlisted in Co. D, 45th NC Regiment and was a pensioner. Richard Johnson Gentry previously served in Co. G, 22nd NC Regiment before transferring to Co. I, 13th NC Regiment about 24 October 1864. He was captured at Petersburg, VA, 3 April 1865 and confined at

Perkins Hart’s Island, New York Harbor, until released in June of 1865. He was born 21 June 1846, the son of Richard Jones Gentry and wife Elizabeth Vaughn. He married first, 23 August 1866, Lucetta D. Henderson and married second, 28 November 1900, Elizabeth P. Reynolds. He died 23 October 1903 and is buried with his first wife who was born 11 December 1849 and died 23 May 1898. His second wife later married George R. Millner and is buried at Riverview Cemetery in Madison. Hugh Manuel, son of Hugh Manuel, was born in Stokes County in 1843 and died 7 November 1931. He married Sarah A. Lewis 31 July 1867 in Stokes County. They had at least nine children, seven of which were still living in 1900. He enlisted in Co. H, 22nd NC Regiment and was a pensioner. Robert R. Mitchell, son of Thomas and Frances Mitchell, was born in Virginia 6 July 1827 and died 12 April 1904. He married 5 Dec 1846 Ann Hurd in Henry County VA, and they lived first in Stokes County before moving to Mayodan before 1900 and were the parents of at least nine children, of which five were still living at that time. Abner Fuel Neal enlisted in Rockingham County on 3 May 1861, in Co. I, 13th NC Regiment and was promoted to Sergeant in 1862. In the summer of the same year, he was promoted to 1st Sergeant and captured at or near Sharpsburg, MD, in September of 1862. He was paroled the same month and rejoined his company in the winter of 1862 where he was elected 2nd Lieutenant. He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant 10 July 1863 and resigned 21 March 1864 and later served on the staff of General Robert E. Lee. He was born 13 November 1838 and died 10 November 1926; married first, 7 December 1865 Sarah E. M. Goolsby and 2nd, the widow Neal. David Paschal enlisted in Rockingham County on 22 May 1861 in Co. K, 13th NC Regiment and suffered a shell wound of the back 14 December 1862 and was hospitalized at Richmond. He was wounded again at or near the Wilderness, VA, about 5 May 1864. He was paroled at Greensboro on 15 May 1865. He was born 18 March 1830 and died 9 January 1894, the son of Samuel and Polly Paschal and married 31 May 1849 to Sarah Ann Loftis. Robert N. Payne was a native of Henry County, VA, enlisted in Rockingham County

on 15 March 1862 in Co. A, 45th NC Regiment and captured near Petersburg, VA, 1 April 1865. He was confined at Point Lookout, MD, and later released 16 June 1865. His pension records indicate that he was wounded in the head and hip at Gettysburg, PA, on 1 July 1863. He was born circa 1845 and died 11 May 1922, the son of John Jackson and Nancy Jane Payne. He married Martha Thacker 3 January 1875 and Nannie Miner 16 January 1910. TO BE CONTINUED.

Visit the Linda Vernon Genealogy Research Room, Madison-Mayodan Library, 611 Burton Street, Madison, NC 27025; Phone (336) 548-6553.

For information on researching your family history contact: The Genealogical Society of Rockingham & Stokes Counties, NC, P.O. Box 152, Mayodan, NC 270270152; Website: Elvin Perkins, Jr., President, The GSRS Counties; Email:

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Rockingham County Sheriff Sam Page approved for his team at the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office to participate in “No-Shave November”. During the month of November, Sheriff’s Deputies were allowed to grow their facial hair outside the regular grooming standards set forth by agency policy. Deputies and civilian employees participating in the program will each donate $20 which will then be given to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital on behalf of our organization. The goal of “No-Shave November” was to grow awareness for those battling various forms of cancer by growing out our hair, which many cancer patients lose. Participants then donate the money they typically spend on shaving and grooming to educate about can-

Rockingham County Literacy Project staff put the finishing touches on last year's Stockings of Literacy Tree. Pictured are (left to right) Kerrey Hopper, Thomas Knight, and Jean Light Kinyon. In honor or memory of a friend or family member, you may sponsor a stocking on the tree. Your donation of $6 per stocking allows the RCLP to purchase books and other materials that help Rockingham County students learn to read, write, and do math; obtain their GED(r) or other high school equivalency diplomas; speak English; get jobs or further training; and learn about technology. You are invited to come by and see the Stockings of Literacy tree at the RCLP office, 705-A Washington Street, Eden, between now and January 1. Contact Kinyon at 336-627-0007, or view for more information.

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The November “Through Our Eyes photography group chose Dan Leeper as the photographer of the month with his photo of one of his favorite places. The Glade Creek Grist Mill had been on my photographic "Bucket List" for several years before I finally made the trip to Babcock State Park in Clifftop, WV, near Morganton, to see it in person. Dan Leeper said. “ There had been rain in the area before I arrived in mid October, so I was relieved to see that there were still leaves on the trees providing some fall color to the scene,” Dan added. But he soon became aware of another problem. Like Mabry Mill on the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Glade Creek Grist Mill is a very popular place, especially on fall weekends. When he arrived at the mill, there were dozens of people climbing all over the rocks and stream banks, each vying for a good position for taking photographs. With all those people between the mill and me, it simply wasn't possible to get the clear shot of it that he envisioned before it became too dark to shoot. The following morning he awoke to heavy overcast skies and a light drizzle and was afraid that he was going to again miss out on getting the shot that he wanted. But the mist and overcast skies added to the mood of the scene and saturated the colors. Plus, they also kept everyone else away and he had the mill all to himself for over an hour!

Finding Fur-Ever Homes Animal’s Of The Month Meet Banjo! He is a 1 year old Siberian Husky/Hound mix. He is quite the musician. He loves to adventure off to the mountains and sit on the back porch with his buddies playing bluegrass. If his sweet and loving personality doesn’t win you over, his banjo playing skills will for sure! Come stop by the shelter today and see this handsome boy pick a tune. These beautiful pets are located at the Rockingham County Animal Shelter at 250 Cherokee Camp Rd, Reidsville (Wentworth Area). Please stop by and find your Fur Babies today! Website: Phone: (336) 394-0075 Hallow is a 1 year 7 month old Domestic Shorthair cat. This little man is all personality. He love to play pranks on all the shelter staff and always keeps you laughing. Even though he is almost 2 years old he is still a kitten as heart. His favorite thing to do is snuggle up by the fire and sip hot coco while telling stories about the good ole days. So if your family is looking for a loving cat who keep you on your toes come check out Hallow! Tundra is a 1 & a half year old Shepherd mix. He is full of energy and always ready for an adventure. He loves to spend his days chasing the sunset & cruising down back country roads. If you and your family are looking for the perfect adventure buddy, Tundra is your man! He loves to run and gets along great with other dogs. His adoption fee is only $75 which includes his neuter, microchip, age appropriate vaccines & rabies.

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Celebrating our Environment The Wild & Scenic Film Festival & Auction comes to Danville, VA for the first time hosted by the Dan River Basin Association (DRBA) on December 3, 2016 at the Pritchett Auditorium at Averett University. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival & Auction is a collection of twelve short award-winning films from the national festival held the third week of January in Nevada City, CA. The films celebrate our planet, inspire, make you laugh and teach you something new. There will also be a silent and live auction of one-of-a-kind items made from nature, inspired by nature or upcycled/recycled created by NC and VA artists and hobbyists. Furniture, nature experiences, jewelry, pottery, fine art, textiles and a lot more will be auctioned at the event. Tickets are currently on sale for $15 online or at your local DRBA office, and include viewing of all 12 films, a bidding number to participate in the auction, and an assortment of "movie snacks" locally sourced from within the Dan River Basin. Guests will enjoy homemade nachos with locally made cheese, a trail mix bar of local candy, nuts and fruits, popcorn with a creative toppings bar, and various other treats made right here in our region. 2 Witches Brewery will be serving wine and beer. Local Premiere Sponsors include Averett University, Jones/DeShon Orthodontics and Primland Resort. National partners include Patagonia, CLIF Bar, Sierra Nevada Brewing, Orion Magazine, Klean Kanteen, Earthjustice, and Barefoot Wine & Bubbly. "We are thrilled to be a Premiere Sponsor of this event," said David Jones of Jones/DeShon Orthodonics located in Martinsville, Stuart and Danville. "We have been committed to DRBA's mission for over a decade and are dedicated to supporting environmental education for kids throughout our region." Guests can get a sneak-peak of film trailers and auction items at Stories about hope, courage and changing the world for the better are just a few of the film topics. "Primland is honored and excited to be a partner with the Dan River Basin Association and sponsor the Wild & Scenic Film Festival & Auction," said Steve Helms, Vice President of Primland Resort. "Primland and the Primat family have owned property near the headwaters of Dan River since the late 1970's and endorse and encourage events that bring awareness and tourism to our region. We appreciate all the efforts to maintain the beautiful scenic areas along the river and this part of Virginia. We look forward to a successful event." The Wild & Scenic Film Festival

was started by the watershed advocacy group, the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) in 2003. The festival's namesake is in celebration of SYRCL's landmark victory to receive "Wild & Scenic" status for 39 miles of the South Yuba River in 1999. "Films featured at Wild & Scenic give people a sense of place," says Tour Associate Director, Amelia Workman. "In today's busy world, it is easy to disconnect from our role in the global ecosystem. When we realize that the change we need in this world begins with us, we start making a difference. Come get inspired!" The mission of the Dan River Basin Association is to promote and protect the natural and cultural resources of the Dan River basin through education, recreation, and stewardship. DRBA works to fulfill that mission by building river accesses and trails, educating people of all ages about protecting our natural resources, and protecting our water resources through water quality monitoring efforts. The Dan River basin is 3,300 square miles including sixteen counties throughout Virginia and North Carolina. "This event is a natural extension of DRBA's work to inspire people to act on behalf of the environment," said Tiffany Haworth of DRBA. "We are so excited to be able to host this national film festival for the first time in our region. It truly will be a night to remember." EVENT DETAILS: December 3, 2016: Doors open at 6pm and shows start at 7pm. Pritchett Auditorium, Averett University, Danville, VA Ticket Price: $15 Tickets can be purchased at or at any DRBA office. To learn more about DRBA and how you can protect our natural and cultural resources, visit

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School Is Cool! Rockingham County Middle School 8th Graders Explore Local History

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Eighth grade students at Rockingham County Middle School (RCMS) recently explored historical sites in Wentworth. These sites included the Wentworth United Methodist Church (UMC), the Museum and Archives of Rockingham County (MARC), and Chinqua Penn Plantation Trail. Students visited confederate and slave graveyards at Wentworth UMC where the tour guide was a former social studies teacher and local historian, Ward Triche. At the MARC Museum, students saw exhibits on the following: transportation, civil rights, Native American artifacts, migration, the Civil War, slavery, tobacco, Blackbeard the Pirate, Jeff and Betsy Penn, and other interesting Rockingham County historical people, places, and events. The students enjoyed a picnic lunch at Chinqua Penn Trail. This field trip was an extension of the 8th Grade social studies curriculum.


Williamsburg Elementary first grade students celebrated the 50th day of school by dressing in their best 1950's attire

recipes and food dishes. There were 11 youth participating in the contest! 4-Hers prepared a food dish in one of the 5 categories such as salad, snack, dessert, main dish or beverage. Some examples of food displayed were pumpkin hummus, grape salad, sausage muffins to name a few. The 4-Hers not only had to prepare their dishes; they had to share their knowledge to the judges. The youth had to choose a theme for their table and dish. We had themes such as Hawaiian, Halloween and Oriental and more very creative ideas. Each of the judges taste tested 4-H dishes and asked questions about the preparation and display of the food. Youth had to tell the judges about the nutrition of their dish as well as the important preparation steps to creating their dish. The 4-Hers then shared their food with one another before the awards were presented. 4-H participants received certificates and cooking items to improve their culinary experiences. We had a great crowd to sample the food and everyone went home with a recipe book with all the 4-Hers’ recipes. 4-H would like to thank the Nutrition Fair judges, Rockingham County Farm Bureau and United Way. They all helped make this program possible for our 4-Hers. Rockingham County 4-Hers culinary skills shined brightly at the Nutrition Fair! For more information about 4-H in Rockingham County; contact Morgan Maness, 4-H Agent at 336-342-8230.

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Santa is coming to Eden! Williamsburg Elementary 1st and 2nd grade staff held an information session for parents and families. Teachers modeled lessons and provided information regarding how they teach guided reading groups.

Moss Street Elementary hosted its Spooktacular Math and Science Night on October 25. Students came dressed in costumes and ready to participate in various math and science activities. With help from students from Reidsville High School, Moss Street students and families completed science experiments. They also participated in math games and, of course, collected lots of candy! Everyone had a SPOOKTACULAR time!

Eden Parks and Recreation will be glad to arrange a surprise visit from Santa this year. Invite him to your holiday party, lunch, family gathering and other events. The cost is $30 for a 20minute visit inside the city limits of Eden. Santa’s helpers will answer any questions and schedule your event if you call 336623-2110, option 3. The department has also made arrangements with the North Pole to have Santa call Eden children during the upcoming holiday season. He will be calling on December 19 and 20 to find out what they want for Christmas and if they have been good or bad. If you would like for Santa to phone your child, please call 336-623-2110.

The 2nd Annual HELP, Inc. Christmas Tree Fundraiser Kick Off Ceremony was held Nov. 29th on the Rockingham County Gov't Ctr. lawn in Wentworth! A special Christmas tree named Bob was the highlight of the day. Bob the Christmas tree will be dedcorated with snowflakes representing the different areas of our agencies services. The blue represents child abuse, purple represned domestic violence, teal represents sexual assault, and sliver represnsents elder abuse. We want Bbo to be covered in bright snowflakes, purchase yours today! Help Dress BOB, the Christmas Tree with $10 large snowflakes or $5 small snowflakes. Call 336-342-3331 to order. HELP, Inc: Center Against Violence Where Empowerment Begins ...

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The Racetrack XXVII: Never A Dull Moment Owen Brown had a hotrod under him that beautiful Sunday afternoon as he positioned himself to pass the No.20 car. Owen, driving Willie Chilton’s No.3 car, was “taking it to the front,” as Willie told him to do, for the car was on the money that day. Going into the north side of the track, Owen saw an opening coming out of the fourth turn. When he attempted to dash by, the opening had closed up and Owen ended up going on top of the No.20 car. Both cars careened through the battered wooden fence, sliding up to the ticket booth and stopping just short of crushing the ticket seller, Lottie Lillard. Owen Brown looked down from his perch on top of his wrecked competitor and felt his back hurting. Miraculously he was otherwise just banged up. Owen noticed a wooden pole had ended up behind his seat narrowly missing him. With a throng of men running toward the wreck as Owen started to climb out, he was glad that Willie had put a strong roll bar in the car instead of the thin iron bed railings that many cars were using. As Owen gingerly climbed off the wreck with the aid of his friends, he saw George Meade’s wrecker had already arrived to pull both cars apart. The May 14th race had all the thrills and spills that the fans had come to expect. Using his advertising acumen, track owner Al Lillard scheduled a special 10 lap race for all the winners of the young 1961 season. Gene Brown, Floyd Goins, Melvin Brown, and Jimmy Griffin became the talked about added

attraction to that Sunday’s race. Being Mother’s Day, Al Lillard presented a corsage to the oldest mother there, 53 year old Mrs. Purley Newman of Spray. The youngest mother, 20 year old Helen Grubbs of High Point, was presented her corsage by pit steward Garland Mitchell. The heat races and consolation races had their share of wrecks. Jimmy Griffin and Owen Brown dodged the mishaps to win the heat races with Bobby Roberts taking the consolation. When the feature race came up, there still were twenty cars vying for first place. The feature race was stopped once when Harold Grubbs of High Owen Point flipped his car twice in front of almost 1000 spectators. When the checkered flag dropped on the feature’s 25th lap, Jimmy Griffin’s U2 was in front for his second win of the season. no one leaving the stands, the four winners of the 1961 season were lined up for a 10 lap special race for a type of ‘kingof-the-hill’ showdown. Again, the hot Jimmy Griffin pulled out another win, although a close one, to send the crowds home with something to talk about. The next race on May 21st had Owen Brown and Glen Young win the heat races with Milton Spencer taking the consolation race. In another hard fought out battle, Glen Young won his first race of the 1961 season by narrowly besting Owen Brown with Milton

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Spencer coming in third. Glen Young from Collinsville had won the year before at Bi-State in his No.74 car so he was no stranger to the winner’s circle in Draper. rThe marketing skills of Al Lillard were prevalent when he scheduled a popular “powder puff derby” to add to the program. Contestants included Miss Brenda Franklin of Spray and Miss Maxine Mitchell of Ringgold, Virginia, whom had their picture in the Bi-State article printed in the Leaksville News. There were usually only about 5 to 8 women drivers, but they kept the crowds in the stands Brown to the end. After the feature race, the women drivers took over, driving the top finishing cars of the race. Martha Joe Mills took the winning car of the feature race, Glen Young’s No.74 to the front to make it a sweep of the quarter-mile track. Vivian Spencer of Martinsville placed second driving Milton Spencer’s No.74A. Home town girl Brenda Franklin of Draper took Willie Chilton’s No.3 car to third place. These three cars placed in the top three in the feature race as well as the “powder puff derby.” Along with her sister and other attractive young women, Brenda Franklin sold programs for the track’s publicity director, Emerson Manuel for twenty-five cents at Bi-State on Sunday afternoon to earn some extra NEW SATURDAY PROGRAM SCHEDULE Sports Overnight America 3:00 Doug Stephan 4:00

cash. As a side benefit, she also got to enjoy the bustle of the racetrack. Brenda had just gotten her driver’s license. With a budding interest in racing and since she was friends with the Willie Chilton family, Brenda asked Chilton to drive his top running No.3 in the derby. Chilton reluctantly agreed. The first time Brenda drove a race car, she came in third and hit the paydirt. She brought home five dollars and a case of Quaker State motor oil. Her family did not approve of their high school daughter making a foray into racing and grounded her for a month, effectively ending her racing career. Al Lillard and Garland Mitchell were racking up some exciting races and filling the stands to near capacity. The weather was smiling on their Sunday adventures as was evident by no rain-outs. The last race of May loomed up and it was another crowd pleaser. Owen Brown in Willie Chilton’s No.3 took the first heat race with Gene Brown taking the second. Following his victory of the prior week, Glen Young took the

consolation race. In the feature race, Owen Brown fought off many attempts by Jimmy Griffin to get around him. At the end of the twentyfive laps, Owen Brown finally secured his first win at Bi-State in Chilton’s No.3. This win was long overdue for he was winning heat races and running with the top dogs every race. The No.3 Plymouth was always a top running car and Clarence Pickeral had several wins in it the previous year. Along with many other youngsters, when Owen Brown was a boy, he hung around Willie Chilton’s shop. All of those boys came to respect and revere Chilton. As young men, they all jumped in and helped with the racecar. If there was a problem with any one of the boys, Chilton would ban him from the shop for a while. No one liked to be banned. Owen Brown credits a lot of his development into a young man to the watchful guidance of Willie Chilton.

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Racetrack... Continued from Page 39 Owen Brown got his start in racing at the Smith River Racetrack which was located in Spray close to the old landfill. Sam Smith Sr. graded the area for the track. Owen remembers acquiring the grandstands from Culas Robertson after he closed his Dan River Speedway and setting them up for the spectators. It was a racing for fun track with many merchants contributing prizes instead of cash. Owen Brown said that electrical guru Millard “Booga” Newman donated batteries and other service stations would donate tires. After a stint in the US Air Force, Owen Brown returned home to Spray in March 1958. By September the following year, he was employed as a police officer in his hometown. Owen never stopped hanging around Chilton’s shop and became one of several drivers of the No.3 car. Chilton had the car so well-tuned that almost any good driver that sat behind the wheel had an above normal chance of winning the race. Owen Brown had come so close many times to taking the checkered flag, but luck deprived him of his victory until today. Owen Brown’s escapades at the racetrack did not go unnoticed by Spray’s city commissioners. They constantly pressured Owen for participating in the less than respectable racing. Owen would not back down and continued racing but the friction grew. Owen left the police department for DuPont in Martinsville a year later. The first race of June brought about 1000 spectators in for another thrilling evening. The previous week’s winner, Owen Brown won the first heat and Melvin Brown won the second heat. The third Brown of this unrelated trio, Gene Brown, took the consolation race. This array undoubtedly was a little confusing at times. With all the Browns starting in front, Jimmy Griffin began his

charge to the front systematically picking off car after car. Owen Brown crashed into the concrete barrier in front of the grandstand putting him in the infield for the rest of the day. Griffin’s U2 took over the front slot on the seventeenth lap and never looked back to take his third win of the season. An impromptu inspection of the first three cars—including Jimmy Griffin, Melvin Brown, and Woody Richardson-- was initiated by the track owners. The drivers were all declared to be running legal engines. The weather permitted the next race to be held on June 11th. A run of good weather was fortunate but it was also abnormally hot for the time of year. The crowd may have been slightly down from the previous week but the faithful were treated with another good race. Clarence Pickeral and Gene Brown took the heat races with Bobby Roberts taking the consolation race. The race turned out to be a battle between Pickeral and Griffin, neither one wanting to give an inch. The Leaksville News article stated that Pickeral “outdrove Jimmy Griffin for the checkered flag.” Pickeral won his first race of the season in Willie Chilton’s No.3. Owen Brown was still smarting from hitting the concrete at the last race but Chilton had repaired his car and it was ready for Pickeral to take it to the front. Hearing the complaints of the searing hot day from his spectators, Al Lillard changed the start time from 2:30 to 3:30 for the rest of the summer months. That may have cooled down the temperatures but it did not cool down the racing. In the first heat race, Owen Brown was back in Chilton’s No.3 car going to the front when he clashed with Glen Smith forcing a wreck that careened toward the ticket booth. Mrs. Lottie Lillard was selling tickets. When she saw the wreck unfolding in front of the booth she was able to run out to

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escape injury. Smith’s car was down for the evening but Chilton managed to repair his car in time for Clarence Pickeral to take over for the feature. Owen Brown had a severely bruised back and decided to call it quits for the day. The Leaksville News published the first photograph of Bi-State taken during a race showing Al Lillard surveying the debacle of the No.3 car on the No.20 car beside the ticket booth. Yes, these races were a thrill. Gene Brown and Glen Young won the heat races with Paul Williams winning the consolation race. In the nineteen car feature, Jimmy Griffin, Floyd Goins, and Gene Brown hammered it out the whole twentyfive laps. At the end of this “battle royal,” as the Leaksville News article described it, Floyd Goins fought off Gene Brown for his second win of the season. Jimmy Griffin finished third. Floyd Goins was piloting his No.7A this time around. The last race of June occurred on the 25th. Lindburgh Moore and Clarence Pickeral won the heat races with Gene Brown taking the consolation. Clarence Pickeral was back in Chilton’s No.3 car to take his second win of the season. Floyd Goins and Lindburgh Moore kept the pressure on Pickeral the whole afternoon but could not muster enough power to take the first place slot away from Pickeral. The Fourth of July vacation week was coming up in the mill oriented Tri-Cities. Al Lillard decided to make it a memorable occasion by scheduling the Sunday race and then a race two days later on Tuesday the 4th. Both of these races had a starting time of 3:30 and with all the mills out that week, Lillard was assured of a large turnout. Who would take the 4th of July race? Part XXVIII will appear in next month’s Eden’s Own Journal. Special thanks to Bill Blair, Glenn Blankenship, Gene Brown, Owen Brown, Babe Chambers, Gene Chambers, Melvin Chilton, Deborah Durham, John Edwards, Carlton Estes, Eden Historical Museum, Billy Ferguson, Brenda Franklin, Dink Gardner, Bobby Griffin, Kenneth Hall, Norman Hall, Teresa Hutson, Lottie Lillard, David Long, Bill Mangum, Clyde Mangum, Buddy Moore, Randy Moore, Wayne Moore, Butch Nantz, Emory Pace, Clarence Pickurel, Ray Shropshire, Harold Smith, Hank Thomas, Jon Thompson, Homer V. Wood, Shirley Young, and many more

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Three Star General Visits Morehead High School Army JROTC "Corps of Cadets" Lieutenant General (LTG) Anthony G. Crutchfield, Deputy Commander of the United States Pacific Command met with over 100 cadets at John M. Morehead High School (MHS) on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. He shared with cadets how he had been in the Army for 34 years and how his current duty assignment was one that is combined with other armed services, as they cover the Pacific Ocean area of operations. He discussed the importance of graduating, obtaining higher education and the realism of being able to accomplish any goal in life they may have. He shared how he had found out about ROTC while venturing out on methods to pay for college. "ROTC made such a powerful impact on my life, I enjoyed it and it was something I was really good at." LTG Crutchfield reiterated the importance of living the Army Values (Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity and Personal Courage). He placed special emphasis on his favorite value, Respect and how important it was for the cadets "to treat others as they would want others to treat them." At the conclusion of his conversation, he held an open discussion forum with the cadets discussing the importance of fulfilling their duties and responsibilities, and how to problem solve situations as leaders in the school and community. "It was a real honor to meet LTG Crutchfield," said Cadet LTC Stephen Holland, Panther Pride Battalion Commander, who plans to join the Air Force

in the spring of 2017. Holland and several cadet seniors presented LTG Crutchfield with several tokens of appreciation, thanking him for sharing his words of wisdom with the Corps of Cadets at Morehead High School.

Cadet CSM Destiny Fish and LGT Crutchfield Cadet CSM Destiny Fish, Panther Pride Battalion Command Sergeant Major recalled her meeting with the general by stating, “Anything can be accomplished as long as you put your mind and heart into it. It doesn’t matter where you come from, what school you went to or what college you graduate from.” “His message was clear. You can achieve your dreams if you work hard, enjoy what you’re doing and never give up,” Cadet Major Angie Martinez, Panther Pride Executive Officer said with a smile on her face as she is looking forward to joining the Marine Corps just like her brother, Morehead alumni Christian Santos.

Left to right: Chairman Craig Travis Vice-Chair Mark Richardson Commissioner Keith Mabe Thank you for your service to our country and our community. In honor of Novmeber 11th’s Veteran’s Day we would like to celebrate our local veterans on the Board of Commissioners We are especially grateful for the continued contributions to Rockingham County, North Carolina, and America by three County Commissioners who are proud veterans: Commissioners Chair Craig Travis; Commissioners ViceChair Mark Richardson; and Commissioner Keith Mabe. Therefore, citizens across Rockingham County deeply appreciate how veterans have supported this nation and our freedom.

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Garden of Eden Senior Center 508 Orchard Ave, Eden - Call 627-4711

• Corn Hole - Every Thursday at 10:00 at the Garden of Eden Senior Center • Friends Club – Meetings are held every Tuesday at 10. On the 4th Tuesday of the month we have a lunch outing, so we meet at 11 or earlier depending on where we are going for lunch. • Exercise with us on Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30-9:00 inside. Sit down or stand up class using resistance bands, balls and hand held weights. • Legal Aid will be on the second Thursday of each month. You must call 1-800-951-2257 or 336398-1731 to make an appointment. • Walking Group – Morgan Road Track from 8:30-9:00 am Monday, Wednesday and Friday. • Play Mah Jongg – Thursdays at 11:00. Learn or play. Schedule varies, call before coming. • Rook - Please show up at The Garden of Eden Senior Center by 12:45 and play from 1:00pm until 4:00 pm on Wednesdays. • Hand and Foot – Please show up at The Garden of Eden Senior Center by 12:45 on Tuesdays • Pickle ball- Learn to play now and join in on all the fun! We play every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 9:30 at Mill Ave. Recreation Center • Bingo at 9:00 on Monday, December 19th • Computer - come use the computer lab. Help is available by appointment. • Water color paint class – Wednesdays or Fridays 9:30-12 $6 per session • Genealogy -Thursdays by appointment only • Open Craft time - Fridays at 1 pm bring your own craft or work on one we have. Call for information on what is available. • Quilt Guild – Meets at the Senior Center the second Thursday each month at 1:00

Reidsville Senior Center 201 N. Washington Ave., Reidsville Call 349-1088 • The Reidsville Senior Center, partnering with the NC SHIIP program, will offer assistance during the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period. This runs from October 15th- December 7th. Please contact Melissa Guill at 336-394-4864 to schedule an appointment. • The Reidsville Senior Center offers classes in line dancing, crochet, jewelry-making, painting, Phase 10, and Pickleball. If you are interested in participating in any of these activities, please contact Bunny Cardwell at


Madison / Mayodan Senior Center 300 S. Second Ave., Mayodan. Inside Madison/Mayodan Rec. Dept. Building. Call 548-2789 -or- 548-9572

• SENIOR EXERCISE CLASSES (All exercise classes are FREE to SilverSneakers and Silver&Fit participants) Circuit-Monday & Wednesday @ 9:00am- $3.00 per class Staying Strong- Monday, Wednesday, Friday @ 10:30am- FREE Zumba- Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday @ 9:00am- $3.00 per class Chair- Tuesday @ 11:00am- FREE • Tai Chi for Arthritis- Thursday @ 10:30am- FREE • Senior Tap- Monday @ 2:30pm- $30/month • Line Dance- Tuesday @ 10:30am- $2.00 per class • Shag- Tuesday @ 6:30pm (intermediate) & 7:30pm (beginner)- $7.50/class or $30/month • Bridge- Wednesday from 9-11:30am- FREE • Dominoes- Monday from 1-4pm- FREE • Hand & Foot- Wednesday from 1-4pm- FREE • Pickleball- Tuesday/Thursday/Friday from 8:30-10:30am- FREE

Center for Active Retirement - Wentworth 141 and 164 Tyre Dodson Road in Wentworth (Behind the Old Courthouse in Wentworth) (336) 349-2343

• Computer Class. Print Shop. Create your own project, calendar, clock face, etc. Class meets Thursdays from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. in the Main Building. Instructor: Linda Wilson. • Western Rockingham Skat Services. Want to take advantage of the convenient and economical transportation provided by Skat? visit / or call 336-347-2287. • Line Dancing. Mondays in the Annex from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Cost $2/hour. Instructor is Donna Stone. • Bingo. Tuesdays in the Annex from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. • Rook. Tuesdays, Main Building, from 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. • Blood Pressure Screening. A nurse from ADTS will come to the Center for Active Retirement the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Blood pressure monitor is available • Senior Aerobics. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. in the lower level of CAR, 141 Tyre Dodson Road. With the exception of the above noted days and times, the room is available for your usage from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. We use a variety of videos in the FREE course. • Exercise Equipment: We have PACE (Programmed Accommodating Circuit Exercise) equipment. It utilizes hydraulic resistance machines that match the effort of the user at any fitness level (accommodating resistance). Also available is a stationary bike and a gravity-rider machine.


Galvan honored at UNCG Congratulations to Dr. Janet Funderburk Galvan, of Ithaca College, honored in the 3rd annual ceremony 2016 on Nov. 3 at the UNCG Alumni House. Janet of Eden’s Morehead High School, stood tall as the only honoree with 3 UNCG degrees and a exciting music professional career. She was featured in Ado Annie in Morehead’s 1st production of OKLAHOMA! and in the opera selection in the 50th anniversary (2011) of the R. Duane Best Auditorium. Though the years have gone by, the friendship and admiration grows. Dr. Janet Funderburk Galvan said, “It was my honor to have Duane and Gloria Best at the banquet. It meant the world

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Ms. Megan Behe, Mr. Steven Hicks, and Ms. Elisa Pollard, staff from the SCORE Center, presented at the NCAAE (North Carolina Association of Alternative Educators) Conference on November 15. The presentation was titled "Effective Use of PBIS in an Alternative School." Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive systems approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional and academic success.

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