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The Mill Avenue Pool (Draper Pool) opened on Saturday, May 28. It will be open from noon – 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays until the end of the school year. It will then be open weekdays from 10 a.m. – noon for summer day camps, groups and swim lessons, and daily from noon – 6 p.m. for open swim time for the public. The cost is $3 for daily admission for city residents and $4 for non-residents. Season passes are also available for $35 for city residents and $45 for non-residents. You can rent the pool with a lifeguard any evening from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. The cost for a pool rental is $42 for up to 20 swimmers, $62 for up to 30 swimmers and $82 for up to 40 swimmers. For more information, please call the Parks and R e c r e a t i o n Department at 6232110, option 3.

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16th Annual Charlie Poole Music Festival Live Old Time Music At Its Best! The Sixteenth Annual Charlie Poole Music Festival is scheduled for June 10-11, 2011, at the Governor Morehead Park, 422 Church St., Eden, North Carolina. The Friday evening concert features Kinney Rorrer’s New North Carolina Ramblers, the Dry Hill Draggers, and Riley Baugus, an established star of old time music and song. Saturday morning there will be the Charlie Poole “All Stars” Lecture series with authors of three different books of great interest to old time music fans. Competitions in eight categories are scheduled Saturday afternoon , with the Orpheus Supertones and the UNCG Old Time Ensemble, featuring the Zinc Kings, coming on stage in the evening.. Contests offer cash prizes and ribbons in old-time and bluegrass fiddle, flatpick and fingerstyle guitar, clawhammer and bluegrass banjo, a youth division, and $500 grand prize for old-time three-finger banjo. Food and other vendors will be on-site for the festival, plus a Little Ramblers children’s area, and camping is available. Tickets are $15 for the Friday concert, $15 for all Saturday, or $25 for a weekend pass. Further information is posted at This project is supported by the NC Arts Council and the Rockingham County Arts Council. For further information call 336-623-1043.

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INDEX Pottery Festival Page 3 Local Farewells 4 Events of Interest 6&7 June 11th Events 1, 10 & 11 For the Fun of It 34 Classifieds 36

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY STAR FEATURES 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 25, 26

30 seats replaced at the Vault Hostages Release Benefit at Bette-R-Look Salon and Day Spa!

Best Fund Nearing Goal JUST 270 MORE SEATS! Succeeding! The John Motley Morehead High School Best Auditorium Seat Replacement project is within reach of installation. It’s as if the 18-wheelers are backed into the auditorium parking lot, but the doors remain locked. Thank you for getting most of the seats donated. Just 270 more seats! You said that you’ve done your part, why doesn’t -----? MHS students are giving change. Mr. Eric Johnson’s Holmes’ music classes are competing with “Spare change for Seat change.” Draper Elementary PTO and students donated two! Yea! Dr. Charles H. Kinny met Dr. Michael Burleson’s 5-seat challenge! Eden Councilman Coach Jerry Ellis secured 15 seat pledges by phone in 2 hours during the REAL JAZZ Vault Hostages Benefit at Bette-R-Look Salon (former Bank of America). Thirty (30) seats were replaced through donations of $10 to $600. The “got seat” phonothon at Rockingham Community College, led by Joel Long, resulted in 10 new seats and counting. You’ve been asked! Everyone has been invited directly or indirectly to take ownership in this venture! What a small request: to lend a hand for a major Golden Anniversary auditorium update! You know someone who has named MHS over and

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“If each North Carolinian spent 25 cents/day on local food (just 2.5 percent of the $3600.00 that we spend on average on food consumption per year), it would mean $792 million for the state’s economy”— THINK WHAT THIS COULD MEAN FOR PIEDMONT FARM FAMILIES!

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add…against the city’s original rules. However, this story is about a rooster, called Cry Baby William, who was born four years ago, along with his two brothers, and were purchased with the assumption that they were chicks, not roosters. It wasn’t until months later, after these three fluffy babies had grown to be the beloved pets of my five grandchildren, as well as myself, that we discovered the truth of their gender. Of course, it made no difference to us, as these hand fed, lovable and intelligent roosters had won our hearts as much as any pet can, be it dog, cat, or

Can Cry Baby William Come Home I’m sure you’ve heard of, ‘man’s best friend’ such as Lassie, Benji, and Rin Tin Tin, but has anyone ever heard of a rooster being a best friend? The ever-popular CBS T.V. show, “Sunday Morning” recently aired a story of a goose that had become a man’s best friend. The story had captured the hearts of the city and because of this, they had come to the aid of the duck and man, allowing them to continue their friendship against all odds, and I might

the supposed chicks that turned out to be roosters. So we all lived happily-ever-after in our fair city of Eden,….that is… until a few weeks ago. What happened, you might ask? Well, it went something like this. It was a warm, windy Sunday afternoon, and my family was gathered around the dining room table to celebrate a family event, when the doorbell rang. At the door was a police officer, who came to run Cry Baby William, and his two brothers, out of town. The reason? Well, for those of you who may not be familiar with the rules of our town, let me enlighten you. In the town of

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Vulnerable and Elder Abuse Awareness Month June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, and The Governor has proclaimed May6 June20 as Vulnerable and Elder Abuse Awareness Month. Last year over 18,000 reports of neglect, abuse, and exploitation were reported to our states 100 departments of Social Services. That is far too many. We need to stand up for the rights of the elderly and disabled, and make sure that they are not being abused.If you have an elderly or disabled friend, relative, or neighbor that you haven't visited in a while, now is the time to pay them a visit. We should do our best to eliminate elder abuse in our state. Charles Mann, Mayodan,NC former member of the Madison Human Relations Commission


Eden a resident is allowed to own up to 20 hens, but no roosters. Now, this rule was not in effect four years ago when Cry Baby William and his brothers came here to live, so wouldn’t you expect there would be something like a “Grandfather clause,” to protect them? And something else you may not be aware of; Every spring, baby chicks are offered for sale to any resident in Eden at the local Tractor Supply Store, as well as Dyer’s Farm Supply, without warning, mind you, of the “no rooster law.” And,… wouldn’t you know,… this takes place right before Easter, when all the excited children in the community are begging for these cute, downy chicks. But… beware… just as Cry Baby William, and his brothers; these chicks are not sexed. Meaning, you may unknowingly be purchasing a rooster, and your child must give up their beloved pet, months later, after hand raising and loving it. For anyone who has ever loved a pet, no matter what type of pet, will agree; love remains the same. And for the lawmakers to incorporate such a heartless, umbrella law, is pure unadulterated cruelty, to the innocent, unsuspecting buyers of these chicks. One man owns and loves a dog, the other a rooster; what’s the difference? Just because one person may want to eat poultry for Sunday dinner, doesn’t mean another person couldn’t love poultry just as much as the poultry eater may love their dog, cat, or any other animal. How do you explain to a board of lawmakers the cruelty of such an ‘umbrella law?’ Well…we could try the “standing in someone else’s shoes,” approach. For example: let’s say there happened to be someone in town who was hoarding and selling hundreds of dogs or cats, and the odor became unbearable. So the board of lawmakers decided to pass a law that no one in town was allowed to have a dog, or cat within the city limits. The law would be an ‘umbrella law,’ meaning there were no exceptions, it didn’t matter if you had

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your dog, or cat for four years, and loved it to pieces. Every dog and cat owner would be forced to get rid of their beloved pet. How would the lawmakers react when the police officer came knocking on their doors, to run their pet out of town? This is what my family has been forced to endure. We had to find a home out in the country with a family who was gracious enough to built special quarters for Cry Baby William, and his brothers. Now, I make the long tract each week to visit, and take them some tasty tidbits that I know they like. Then, most times I cry on the way back home, because I know they miss the sound of my voice, as I do theirs, and that they wonder why their lives have changed so. What I personally would like to know,… is why are roosters the only animal outlawed as a pet in town? Is it because the rooster crows? If so, who in town has their windows open (in this day and time) to hear the rooster crow? And even if their windows were open, (and we all know, they’re not) how could a rooster’s crow be heard above dogs barking, tires screeching, and music blaring so loud that it shakes the house? If not the crowing, would it be the smell? No, because there’s no way that three small, Bantam roosters could possibly smell more than twenty hens, or a dog, or cat, for that matter? Could the problem be too close proximity to the nearest neighbor, you may ask? No! As we live on an acre of land, on the corner of the block, with the nearest neighbor on the furthest side from the chicken coop. So the moral to Cry Baby William’s story is: If you live in town, don’t buy any chicks for your grandchildren, or yourself, unless you know for sure they’re not roosters, because the lawmakers in this town don’t believe a person can love an animal if it happens to be a different type of animal from what their particular choice for a pet is. Carol Leedie-Matthews 550 Monroe Street, Eden

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A Murder Before Eden Recounts 1947 Leaksville Mystery New York author Alison Genealogy in June, 2010. One Pratt has written a book about the interesting aspect of this story murder of her great-grandfather, was the large number of people the 81-year old Tom Pratt, who with future illustrious careers was slain in his home on that intersected at Price Road, Leaksville, the crossroads of in 1947. The story opens this trial. as bloodhounds are People familtracking Junior iar with Thompson, Pratt's N o r t h young black neighbor, Carolina through the woods. But history will was Thompson really recognize the names guilty? Pratt's own sons of Chief Justice did not think so, and William Bobbitt who Pratt they hired legendary was superior court attorney and state senajudge in the trial; tor J. Hampton Price to defense attorney and defend the boy. In contrast, state senator Hampton Price; Pratt's young wife Ruby claimed solicitor Ralph James Scott, who to have seen Thompson attack was later a U.S. congressman; him and stood by her story in attorney James Merritt Sharp, spite of her own contradictory father of future Chief Justice descriptions of the attacker. Susie Sharp, and Sheriff Munsey Would the word of a white Hodges, whose brother Luther woman hold sway over the jury became N. C. Governor and against the testimony in support Secretary of Commerce under of Thompson? Does what President Kennedy. Legendary became of each of them in years Greensboro Daily News reporter to come change the way we view Mutt Burton covered the trial the facts through the lens of when he was just 40 years old. time? No one could have predicted in All of the events in this story that fall of 1947 what their lives are true, and the account was first would become, and yet all of published in The Journal of them played a role in this case. Rockingham County History and

A Murder Before Eden tells the story in a narrative nonfiction style, giving the characters voices as the mystery unfolds. Filled with photos, the story will intrigue people who are interested in history, crime, or the social implications of what happened when a white family was willing to cross racial lines to support a black youth who was accused of murder of their father. Alison Pratt, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in Long Island, N.Y. She wrote this book simply because the story was too remarkable to ignore. The book is available in either print or ebook versions at and other major online book sellers.

Pottery Festival Set for Saturday June 4th The 9th Annual Piedmont Pottery Festival will be held at Kingsway Plaza on Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. More than 70 potters representing 42 different studios and guilds from across the region will be joining us for what is becoming one of the most anticipated events of the year in Eden. “We have several new potters that will be joining us for the first time”, stated Cindy Adams, Coordinator of Tourism & Special Events for the City of

Eden. “Word has spread throughout the pottery community about what a great show we have here in Eden.” Visitors can also expect to see many of their old favorites as well. As always, the festival will include lots of fantastic pottery door prizes and a beautiful raffle piece that is being created by local potter Benjamin Winslow of Kim’s Pottery Studio. Visitors can also enjoy music and live pottery demonstrations.

This event year after year brings in over 1,000 pottery enthusiasts from more than 60 different cities throughout North Carolina and Southern Virginia. Make sure you are part of this fun and exciting event this year! For more information and directions please visit www.

336-286-9816 A familiar face and voice at the Eden Chamber of Commerce will not be heard there any longer. Lou Trollinger, who has been with the Chamber office for 9 years, retired in May and hopes to keep very busy with volunteering and other pastimes. Many will miss Lou, and we hope to see more of her enjoying the Chamber events instead of working so hard to make sure everyone else does.






Loved ones who have recently passed away. Robert Wesley “Robbie” Atkins, 51 - Reidsivlle Hilda Roberts Barker, 81 - Rockingham County Arnold Jackson Bailey, 45 - Eden Jeffery Wayne “Jeff” Brewer, 53 Susie Rieson Brooks, 93 Barry Edward Bateman, 65 - Eden Belvin Junior “B.J.” Barker, Sr., 77 - Rockingham County Curtis Glenn Coats, 82 Frances Geneva Southard Cresenzo Dr. Victor Michael Cresenzo, Sr. - Reidsivlle Jean Marie Heffinger Caldwell, 78 - Rockingham County Charlotte Wester Cate, 93 - Reidsville Patrick Brendan Carlson, 21 - Reidsville Tabitha Toler Denny, 38 - Rockingham County James Everette Duggins, 45 - Reidsville Michael Bertram “Mike” Farrell, 50 William “Bill” Harris Freeman, Sr. 81 Joseph Frank Frans, 77 Genevieve Carnett Howard, 90 Visitacion Lawas Hicks, 87 Nellie Lovell Higgins, 85 Melissa Lynn Hall Mamie Curry Grubbs, 77 - Ruffin

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Letter to the Editor I would like to formally announce my intent to run for re-election for the Eden City Council in November of this year. I am currently the representative for the City from Ward 2, and have been since my election in 2007. I have thoroughly enjoyed serving the City for the past three and a half years and would be honored to have the opportunity to serve another term. Being on the Council has allowed me to get to know and connect with citizens. I have strived to bring the concerns of our community to the forefront of City government in attempt to find solutions to these problems. My time as a councilman has been a learning experience that I intend on using, if elected, during a second term to better serve the City citizens. In addition to being an incumbent, I am a 26 year retiree from Duke Energy, and a previous teacher at Holmes Middle School and UNCG. Jim Burnette, Eden

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This Summer, Make Skin Cancer Awareness and Prevention a Priority Despite widespread warnings of the risks associated with unprotected sun exposure, approximately two million people will be diagnosed with skin cancer this year. About 68,000 of these cases will be melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer. “The annual rates of all forms of skin cancer are increasing each year, representing a growing public health concern,” says Quorum Health Resources Clinical Operations Consultant Christine Delucas, RN. “It has been estimated that nearly half of all Americans who live to age 65 will develop skin cancer at least once in their lives.” There are three main types of skin cancer: non-melanoma basal cell carcinoma, nonmelanoma squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. Non-melanoma basal cell carcinoma and non-melanoma squamous cell carcinoma are usually found on sun-exposed areas of the body, such as the face, ears, neck, lips and back of the hands. They typically don’t spread to other parts of the body and have a high likelihood of being cured if detected and treated early. Melanoma is much more serious and is the most common type of skin cancer among young adults. Originating in the melanocytes – the cells that produce skin coloring and pigmentation – melanoma is below the surface and, therefore, more difficult to detect and diagnose. Malignant melanoma accounts for about 8,700 of the 11,790 skin cancerrelated deaths each year. According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is often curable, if caught and treated in its early stages. Its symptoms include: • Any change in the size or color of a mole or other darkly pigmented growth or spot; • Any new skin growth; • Scaliness, oozing, bleeding or change in the overall appearance of a bump or nodule; • The spread of pigmentation beyond a growth’s border, such as dark coloring that spreads past the edge of a mole or mark; or • A change in sensation, itchiness, tenderness or pain of a growth or spot. Although unprotected sun exposure has been strongly linked to skin cancer, the American Cancer Society suggests these other skin cancer risk factors: • Unprotected and/or excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, such as that used in a tanning bed; • Occupational exposures to coal tar, pitch, creosote, arsenic compounds or radium; • Fair complexion; • Family history; • Multiple or atypical moles; and • A history of severe sunburns. “An awareness of risk factors, coupled with regular skin exams, can greatly reduce your chances of developing skin cancer,” says Kirk Bluth, M.D. with Family Practice of Eden. “And if you have a suspicious-looking mark or mole, talk to your doctor sooner rather than later. It’s better

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TOTAL JOINT EDUCATION CLASS - Annie Penn Hosp. Meet from 7:00-8:00 pm, the 2nd Thursday of each month, in the Short Stay Waiting Room on the hospital’s first floor. Physical therapists, nurses, and other professionals provide information and demonstrations to patients who are considering, or scheduling total knee or total hip replacements. To register 951-4357. MOPS - Eden MOPS - Contact Virginia at 623-3400 for more info - Reidsville MOPS - Contact Kelly at 348-1634 for more info - Rockingham MOPS - Contact Heidi at 427-2712 for more info

JOB SEEKER CLASSES Goodwill Industries of Central NC Community Resource Center of Reidsville. Call 336-637-1010 to register Employability Skills, GED Classes AMERICAN LEGION POST 79 - Reidsville, Meets the 1st Monday each month at 7pm at the post located behind Auto Zone in Reidsville. For more info: 336-2952996. AMERICAN LEGION POST 254 Normally Meets 3rd Thursday of month. 6:30pm. All Vets Welcome 147 N. Fieldcrest Rd, Eden

FRIENDSHIP MINISTRY Osborne Baptist Church Children’s Worship Area A ministry for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Arts and crafts, 1-on-1 bible study with a buddy, snack time, and social time. 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month 6-7:30pm. Registration Required call Kevin Bedard. 336-623-6064

CIVIL AIR PATROL The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is seeking volunteer members to help perform emergency services (including search and rescue and disaster relief operations); aerospace education; and cadet programs for teens. Meetings every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Shiloh Airport, Stoneville. Call Charlie Spratt at 336-537-3115 or 336-520-7886.

PARKINSON’S DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 21 Morehead Memorial Hospital Main Conference Room. A support group providing information and encouragement for individuals and families affected by Parkinson’s Disease. Refreshments provided. 627-6199.

“JOSHUA’S TROOPS” Meet every 2nd Thursday of month 8:30am at the Dan Valley Com. Bldg (Madison) Do not have to be a vet to attend.

Civic and Group Meetings EDEN’S WOMEN’S CLUB 3rd Thurs. of mo. - 7pm. 623-7290 SPECIAL YOUNG ADULTS 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Tuesdays, June 7 & 21 in the Morehead Memorial Hospital Downstairs Classroom A night for adults ages 18-45 with mild or moderate developmental disabilities to meet new friends, play games (Bingo, Uno, Dominoes), make crafts, enjoy snacks and participate in other social activities. For more info.n, call Brenda Moore at 623-1077 or613-5174 after 6 p.m. WENTWORTH RURITAN CLUB Ruritan Club meets 2nd Tuesday each month at 6:30 at the Wentworth United Methodist Church at 6:30pm. Monnette Rich 336-951-2526 or Mary Jo Boswell 336-342-4346 STONEVILLE RURITAN CLUB Meets at the VFW Hut, N. Glenn St. 3rd Tuesday or the month - 7pm Call Dot Ellington 573-2093 or Ricky Craddock 336-453-7005 MINORITY BUSINESS ASSOCIATION - EDEN Meets 1st Monday of each month at 6:00pm Eden Chamber of Commerce building, Van Buren Road. Call Butch-627-7600

MARINE CORPS LEAGUE Meetings 2nd Thursday each month at 6:30pm - 8pm, at the Kings Hwy Christain Church, Eden. Seeking new members, call Harry McKinney at 627-8881 AMVETS- Newly formed local group. All Veterans and service men and women welcome. Willard (Woody) Waters at 635-1786 or

Free Meals MEALS WITH FRIENDS! Monday – Thursday at lunch time. Anyone 60 years of age and over Why: activities, good food & fun • HUNTSVILLE NUTRITION 1151 Sardis Church Rd., Madison 427-5206 Site Manager-Joann Williams-Tucker • LEAKSVILLE NUTRITION Bridge St. Rec. 400 Bridge St. Eden Site Managers- Mildred Cochran Kay Ramsey 623-5343 • MAD. - MAYO. NUTRITION Mad. – May. Rec. 300 S Second Ave., May. - 445-9840 Rita Hunt • REIDSVILLE SENIOR CENTER Reidsville Rec./ RHS Apartment 201 N Washington St., Reidsville Site Managers- Sara Dominick & Diane Clark 349-9757 SALVATION ARMY Hungry? Come by and have a meal on us! Mon. thru Fri. 12:00-12:30 314 Morgan Rd, Eden Sunday 9:30 worship 11am Sunday School.

Events Of Interest 16TH ANNUAL CHARLIE POOLE MUSIC FESTIVAL June 10th and 11th, 2011 Gov. Morehead Park 422 Church St., Eden, NC MUSIC & DANCE Cascade Community Center 3561 Huntington Trail, Cascade Every Friday Night 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Cascade Express & Friends. Concessions Av. MUSIC AT THE BARN Tuesdays 7pm the doors open at 151 Gant Road, Eden. - Bluegrass music & Jam sessions. Free to public. 2nd & 4th Saturday, 6pm covered dish - 7pm - Heart Strings...

Church Events

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

GRIEFSHARE & DIVORCE CARE (Grief Recovery Support Group) meet every Monday 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm GROWING OAKS COMMUNITY CHURCH 2270 Harrington Hwy, Eden, NC

Call 336-623-1114 for more information • GOSPEL SING FEATURING THE DOSSES SPRAY BAPTIST CHURCH 745 Church St., Eden, NC 27288 June 5, 6:30 PM Everyone Welcome! •

CHRISTIAN WOMEN OF EDEN Entertainment and Brunch Wray Centre, 452 Bridge St., Eden $10 at the Door. Contact 939-2230 or 342-1524 For Dates and Times

SUMMER KICK-OFF! FUN IN THE “SON”! SPRAY BAPTIST CHURCH Saturday, June, 11, 10 AM-2 PM Free Hot dogs with Trimmings, Face Painting, Book Giveaway, “Blow-ups” for Kids, Treats and Games for Kids, and Music! •

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

Inside Out & Upside Down on Main Street! VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL DRAPER CHRISTIAN CHURCH 1116 West Fieldcrest Road, Eden, NC June 20-24th /closing program June 26th @ 6 PM Free Meal at 6 PM each night, program goes from 6:30-8:45 PM Sidewalk Celebration, music, skits, and fun Sign up by calling: Gary @ 336-635-8932

THE DAV Now meeting 3rd Monday of each month at 7pm


E vents MAYODAN MERCH. ASSOC. Pro-active group comprised of business and property owners interested in working to improve the Downtown area. Regular meetings will be held monthly on the 3rd Monday at 6:00 pm, at Mayodan Town Hall. RED CROSS BLOODMOBILES Appointments are strongly recommended for donors to get in and out faster. Call for the nearest bloodmobile near you! 349-3434 NEW BEGINNINGS NEEDS... Children’s clothing need. Infant Toddlers plus women’s Plus Sizes. This shop’s proceeds supports the Rockingham County Women’s Shelter. Please donate you unneeded items to this shop. 653 Washington Street, Eden Phone: 336-627-5003

WILL OF THE PEOPLE Meeting June 16th, 7:30pm Whitcomb Center, RCC Members and Guests are encouraged to attend.

RUBBER DUCK REGATTA June 11th, 2011 Food served at 12 noon, 1st Race begins at 1pm. Spray Merchantile Building Bartlett Canal area near the Spray Traffic Circle, Eden. HATS FROM THE ATTIC: A special exhibit brimming with style at the Eden Historical Museum through June. This exhibit includes a wonderful collection of vintage hats, hat boxes, antiques, photographs and history of millinery shops and local milliners. Open Saturdays from 10am4pm - Admission $1.00 Eden Historical Museum, 656 Washington Street, Eden (336) 623-0773 Hats from the Attic flyer MOVIE AT MARKET SQUARE Reidsville June 2nd, 8:30 or dusk

TOYS FOR TOTS DUATHLON & 5K United States Marine Corp Reserves begins & ends at Reidsville YMCA June 4, 2011 Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM BAR-B-QUE CHICKEN SUPPER June 4th, 4:30-7:00PM Centenary United Methodist Church fellowship hall in the Shiloh Barb-B-Que, baked beans, slaw, rolls, desserts, and drinks. Eat in or take out. Donation of $10, Proceeds go church sound system fund. CONCERT IN THE PARK AT FREEDOM PARK Saturday, June 25th from 6:30-8:30 at Freedom Park Kiwanis Amphitheatre and will feature the Bullet Band. Free to the public and are sponsored by the City of Eden Recreation Department. Come out and enjoy the music in the park. BEACHES OF THE WORLD “HAWAII” The Band of Oz Friday, June 10, 2011 - 8am - 12 mid. Whistle Jacket Restaurant CIVIL WAR SYMPOSIUM Sat, June 25, 8:30am – 5:00pm Eden Room, Eden City Hall, 308 E. Stadium Drive, Eden, North Carolina. (map) Eden, North Carolina SHARP INSIGHTS: The Story of Thomas Robinson Sharp, Mastermind of the Great Train Raid of 1861. (Thomas Sharp later lived in what is now Eden, NC). LIMITED SEATING! YOU MUST REGISTER BY JUNE 11, 2011 Join us along with Capt. Thomas Robinson Sharp, Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson and Robert E. Lee. Presented by: The Eden Preservation Society, The Eden Historical Museum and The Rockingham County Historical Society Museum and Archives. Eden Preservation Society ECHOS OF A LEGEND Stephen Freeman and Band Sat, June 18, 7pm – 8pm Market Square/Downtown


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Reidsville Get your dancing and shaggin shoes on!!! It has been rumored that ELVIS is alive and performing at Market Square!!!! Freeman’s first Elvis tribute show was in the early 1990s. He was a policeman for six years in Thomasville and High Point before turning the tribute show into a fulltime career in 2001. He has performed throughout the United States and overseas, too. Freeman recently won the Charlotte Music Awards’ Tribute Artist Showcase on Feb. 26 at Easy Eddie’s in Huntersville. EDEN CRUISE: Sat, June 11, 4pm – 5pm Dane Corum and also featuring All Shook Up Elvis Reveiw Sonic Drive-In, 104 E. Harris Place and Van Buren Road The Eden Cruise will be held at Sonic Drive-In, 104 E. Harris Place and Van Buren Road beginning at 4 p.m. and every second Saturday through October. All cars, trucks and motorcycles, no year restrictions 50/50, door prizes DJ (Ronnie Overby) from 4 to 7:45 p.m., live band (Troublesome Highway) at 8 p.m. Sponsored by Tri-City Automotive proceeds benefit local charities. CRUISE-IN DOWNTOWN REIDSVILLE Fri, June 10, 6pm – 9pm Come join the fun! The EZ Street Cruiser’s Car Club, The Reidsville Downtown Corporation and the City of Reidsville host the event. The back drop of twinkle lights On the trees, American flags and the general beauty of Downtown Reidsville is the perfect spot for the best Cruise In in NC. From the Monument to Market Square the streets Will be adorned with classic cars, music and special shopping. Merchants, restaurants and cafes will be open for your shopping and dinning pleasure! Register for door prizes at Mural . Park in the center of downtown. Please bring canned food items for the local food bank, goal is 1 ton of food….. only 375 cans per Cruise In. Streets close at 5:30 PM and the fun begins at 6:00PM. DJ Kenny Lofits Will be playing Rock-n-Roll and

Beach Music at Mural Park. For more information please call the RDC (336)347-2307. 9TH ANNUAL PIEDMONT POTTERY FESTIVAL Sat, June 4, 9am – 4pm Kingsway Plaza 220 W. Kings Highway, Eden Presenting the finest in handcrafted pottery For more information call Cindy Adams at 336.623.7789, ext. 3021 or e-mail 1ST FRIDAY CRUISEFEST 2011 Fri, June 3, 4:30pm – 8:30pm Downtwon Madison, NC Classic and antique cars and trucks and street rods, music, contests and more. Restaurants and downtown business open extended hours. Janet Silver 280-5118 or call Western Rockingham Chamber of Commerce 548-6248. AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE 6:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Thurs., June 9 Morehead Memorial Hospital Downstairs Classroom Morehead Memorial Hospital will sponsor a bloodmobile visit on the above date. Come and show your support for this lifesaving community service by donating blood – the gift of life. EDEN CHAMBER FRIDAY AT 5 June 24, 5pm - 8pm Held at River Breeze Garden Center on the Smith River. This month’s event will be catered by Church Street Station and adult beverages provided by MillerCoors. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the music by Gerald Summerlin. Guests will be celebrating being a 2011 All-America City Finalist and if the Kansas City visit goes as hoped, the admission as a 2011 AllAmerica City.

Mark Your Calendars EDEN’S JULY 4TH CELEBRATION Sat., July 4th, gates open at 11am Music, concessions, wrestlers, fair

rides and much more. Fireworks will begin at 10pm. EFFECTIVE PARENTING STRATEGIES One Way Café of Osborne Baptist Church -First Friday of each month Time: 6:30pm meet and greet, 7:00pm to 8pm Group Book Study Cost: Book: $11.00 Childcare: Provided at no cost Join with other foster and adoptive parents to learn the effective parenting strategies outlined in the book “The Connected Child” June 3rd Begin Study July 1st, August 5th, September 2nd, October 7th, November 4th, December 2nd. Group Book Study Facilitator: Jay Slaydon LMFT. Questions or to order books call Stephanie Long (336) 655-1354 NC Dental Society’s MISSION OF MERCY Free Dental Clinic for Adults Coming to Rockingham County Friday & Saturday, July 8 & 9 - 2011 at The Reidsville Christian Church located at 2020 South Park Drive. MAYODAN HOMECOMING seeking vendors for Sept. 10 festival The Mayodan Preservation League is now accepting applications for vendors. Fees are $25 per space, $50 if electricity hookup needed. For applications call 336-548-6776. For general festival info call 336-548-2241.

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Country music fans enjoyed an outdoor concert at Market Square, downtown Reidsville, on May 21st as two music sensations took to the stage to entertain them. Opening act was Janna Smith who sang her hit single Georgia Mud as well as music to get the crowds on their feet. When Josh Thompson took the stage the crowd enjoyed such hits as “Beer on the Table” and “Won’t Be Lonely Long”. Sponsors for this special concert included MillerCoors®, Pelham Transportation, 93.1 the Wolf, and the Reidsville Downtown Corporation.

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Rockingham Community College is once again offering the unique Eaglemania summer camp adventures for students entering first through eighth grades. These special one and two week camps begin June 20 with tennis, drawing, golf, American Red Cross babysitter training, horsemanship, career exploration, and outdoor adventure. For more informationcall 3424261, ext. 2177. Also, the Eaglemania camp schedule will be posted in the near future on the RCC homepage at

Madison Broadway Blast Set for June 27 – July 1 Join the annual Musical Theatre Camp – BROADWAY BLAST! Sponsored by the Madison-Mayodan Recreation Department and DeHart Dance Theatre, this camp will take you through many facets of musical theatre – acting, singing, and dance. We are inviting all skill levels between ages 6 – 18 to partic-

ipate. Students will learn to perform and learn auditioning skills while building self-esteem, confidence and teamwork. Instructors with years of experience in performing and directing will be teaching various skills and techniques at the camp as well. There will also be an end of camp production on the last day to showcase students’ talents. Camp Director, Deana DeHart, is an exciting, creative and very motivating instructor. She has spent over 20 years as a choreographer for Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia as well as also doing shows for Carnival Cruise Line. She is also currently running dance programs in the area. Broadway Blast will be held at the Madison-Mayodan Recreation Department June 27th – July 1st. There will be two classes taught to adequately instruct different age groups. Classes for ages 6 – 10 will be from 9:00am – 12:00noon and will cost $85.00. Classes for ages 11 – 18 will be from 1:00pm – 5:00pm and cost $105.00. To pre-register or for more information, contact the Madison-Mayodan Recreation Department at (336) 548-2789. Space is limited, so register today!

Looking for a positive place for your kids this summer? Best deal in town! BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF EDEN 1026 Harris St 336-627-7960 Email- Web site: Registration now open for Summer Fest 2011 When- June 13th to August 5th / 7:15AM to 5:30PM Ages 5 to 18 Cost- $40.00 membership Fee (active until 12-31-11) Plus $140.00 total for full 8 week session = $180.00 Kids will be divided up into groups by age and assigned a group counselor Includes: Breakfast & Lunch Theme Weeks, Sporting Activities, Computer Time, Arts & Crafts Smart Moves/Street Smarts, Exercise Classes Game Room Activities, Swimming, Gardening, Field Trips & FUN!! Sign up at the Club today! Limited to 100 campers

YMCA Your child can escape an ordinary summer and venture into a world especially designed to help kids grow in spirit, mind, and body! The program allows an opportunity of learning new skills, meeting new friends, and having fun in a Christian environment. Daily devotions, values and education are key to our camp. THEME WEEKS: Each week of Summer Fun Camp has a different theme, with special activities related to each theme. You can attend one week, or attend them all! It's going to be a great ride! Session 1 (June 13 - June 17) Around the World in Five Days Session 2 (June 20 - June 24) Artful Antics Session 3 (June 27 - July 1) Stars and Stripes Session 4 (July 5 - July 8) Back to Basics Session 5 (July 11 - July 15) Battle of the Stars Session 6 (July 18 - July 22) Get Fit SFC Session 7 (July 25 - July 29) Symphony of the Five Senses Session 8 (August 1 - August 5) Time Travelers Session 9 (August 8 - August 12) Best of the Best Challenges and Water Wars TIME: 6:00 a.m. until 6:00p.m., Monday through Friday FEE: $15 Registration Fee for all new camp participants is due when registering and $60.00 for each week of camp (must be a YMCA member) AGES: Rising Kindergarteners through rising 8th grade. Lunches and snacks are provided throughout the day. Camp schedules and itineraries are available at the Eden Family YMCA or contact Amelia Seaver, child care coordinator, at 336-623-8496.

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June 3rd 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. 1308 S. Park Drive, Eden - $154,900 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath Rooms For More Information Contact Eddie Barker of Eddie Price & Associates Office 336-627-5466 • Cell: 336-613-0867 Fax: 336-627-5654 •

June Bloodmobiles June 1st June 2nd 2:00pm-6:30pm June 2nd June 7th June 7th June 8th June 9th June 9th June 13th June 15th June 18th June 25th June 30th

Reidsville YMCA, 504 Main St., Reidsville 349-3434 2:00pm-6:30pm (Larry Hairston Blood Drive) Eden YMCA 301 Kennedy St. Eden 349-3434 Ellisboro Baptist Church,1595 Ellisboro Rd., Madison 613-4460 2:30pm-7:00pm M-M Rec Center, 300 South Second St., Mayodan 349-3434 11:30am-4:00pm Reidsville Christian Church, 2020 S. Park Dr. Reidsville 349-6616 X:203 2:00pm-6:30pm Annie Penn Hosp., 618 S. Main St. Reidsville 951-4645 or 951-4541 11:30am-4pm Morehead Hospital, 117 E. Kings Highway, Eden 623-9711 6:30am-3:30pm Woodmont UMC, 1926 Richardson Dr., Reidsville, 349-8773 2:00pm-6:30pm Mayodan United Methodist Church, 501 Main St. Mayodan 548-9508 2:00pm-6:30pm City of Eden Public Works, 1050 Klyce St., Eden 627-7783 X:106 11am -3:30pm Mayodan Mor.Church, 104 South 3rd. Ave., Mayodan 548-6311 10:00am-2:30pm Growing Oaks Com.Church, 2271 Harrington Hwy, Eden 432-6779 10:00am-2:30pm Big Kmart, 102 New Market St., Madison 548-2107 2:00pm-6:30pm


July 4th Fun Parade Returns The 16th Annual July 4th Fun Parade will be held on Monday, July 4th 2011. Everyone is welcome to participate ! Dress in your red, white. and blue and decorate your bikes, wagons, strollers, golf carts, floats. Prizes are given for the best decorations. There are many categories for prizes such as: Family Award, Group award, Best Costume, Best Bicycle, Most Unique, Kids Jeep, Best dog., Most Creative, etc. Meet in the parking lot of Fair Funeral Home 8:45-9:30am. The parade begins at 9:30am Parade route is through the neighorhood. Water melon for everyone! For more information call Ann or Alice Fair at 336-6278918.

Job Fair has overwhelming attendance With the unemployment so high and the unemployment benefits running out, the time for a Job Fair was prime. And so it was that in May, when a brainstorm by Becky Shomali and friends became a reality, hundreds more than expected waited in line to visit the first Job Fair held at Eden City Hall. Shomali and Eunice Hannah talked about what a simple job fair could do not only for possible employees but also for employers who are looking for just the right fit for their company. The two put their heads together, contacted Goodwill Industries, area businesses as well as Spray United Methodist Church and St. John United Methodist Church, both of Eden, and the Job Fair became a reality. With businesses were looking to fill between 26 and 30 positions, Shomali said that approximately 650 applications were taken and she knew of a few hired immediately. With a great supply of possible worker’s applications on hand, the goal is to fit new employees with local employers as soon as possible.

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Health Tips Providing Solutions For Better Heath Bigger Bellies: Bad for Bones? Do you recall reading that extra weight can protect your bones? If so, you probably thought, hey, great – at least it's good for something. Well, sorry, but researchers are now making somewhat of an 180-degree turn – or, at least when it comes to "spare tires." It looks as though extra belly weight doesn't only increase the risk of heart disease and diabetes. It may also increase your risk of osteoporosis. That's the condition causing fragile, porous bones in about 10 million Americans and leading to more than 1.5 million fractures each year. A Harvard study looked at 50 premenopausal women who had an average body mass index (BMI) of about 30, which is considered obese. It found that women who packed away more fat around their middles had lower bone mineral density, a set-up for fragile bones. Researchers aren't sure why this kind of fat hurts bones. But they do know that deep belly fat releases fatty acids into the liver. It also releases other substances and hormones that are hard on the heart and pancreas. It could be that similar changes are wreaking havoc with your bones, too. Now you've got one more reason to let loose of those love handles. That's especially true if you are female, 65 or older, slender, Caucasian or Asian, or you have a family history of osteoporosis. These are other osteoporosis risk factors, but ones you can mostly control:You have low estrogen, You eat a diet low in calcium and vitamin D, Your lifestyle is lacking in physical activity, You smoke or drink too much alcohol, You take certain medications, such as cortisone or chemotherapy. So how can you know if your belly is too big, and what can you do about it? Use a soft tape measure to check your waist. If you're a woman and your waist measures 35 inches or more, it's time to lose a little. (If you're a man, that number is 40 inches or more.) Also use a BMI chart to help guide yourself into a healthy weight range (18.5–24.9). The good news is that belly fat is often the first fat to go. That's because it's more metabolically active. Other steps for banishing the big belly? For example, eat more whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, which fill you up faster, combined with proteins. Eat fewer refined foods like white rice or bread, which elevate your blood sugar, often leading to a faster deposit of fat. Don't forget the other side of the weight-loss equation: exercise. Extra crunches aren't the answer, even though that might seem like a logical place to start. Instead, work up to 60 minutes of aerobic exercise like brisk walking a day, combined with regular resistance training to build calorie-burning muscles. Eden Drug offers a professional, 13-week weight-loss program called, “Take Charge”. Patients will learn how to balance and plan low-calorie meals. Call and schedule an appointment for a consultation if you’re interested in losing weight. Eden Drug is a full service, family owned pharmacy serving the individual needs of our patients.

Photo by Elizabeth Doss People from all over the county and surrounding areas visited Eden on May 14th for the ever popular Ribfest. Fun, games, music, and of course, lots to eat always brings in the crowds.

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Live old-time music at its best The Charlie Poole Music Festival lives up to its motto, “Live old-time music at its best,” with a line-up of exciting artists all set to go on June 10 and 11, at the Governor Morehead Park in Eden, NC. What a bargain, with performers each able to fill an auditorium on their own, to see these acts at two concerts for only $25 for the whole thing, or $15 for an individual concert. The Friday evening, June 10, concert features Riley Baugus, The Dry Hill Draggers, and Kinney Rorrer’s New North Carolina Ramblers, with Kinney himself receiving the Festival Lifetime Achievement Award during the evening. Riley Baugus has been said to represent the best of old time American banjo and song, and his powerful singing voice and expert musicianship place him at the top of the talent in the field. He sang for the soundtrack of the movie Cold Mountain, and has recorded with Alison Krauss and Willie Nelson, among many other famous artists. He has performed throughout the US, as well as Canada and the United Kingdom. The Dry Hill Draggers are regulars at the historic Floyd Country Store, a favorite gathering place of old time music fans, as well as the Blue Ridge Music Center. They represent the mountain tradition of a family based old time string band, and are centered around Ferrum, Virginia. They are said to have a “knockdown, driving beat” that is “anything but dragging.” Their act includes some lesser known rare fiddle tunes not often heard com-

mercially. Kinney Rorrer is familiar to old time music fans as the voice of the popular Sunday afternoon program out of WVTF in Roanoke. His New North Carolina Ramblers group is made up of extraordinarily talented instrumentalists famous in their own right: Kirk Sutphin on fiddle and b a n j o , J e r e m y Stephens on fiddle and guitar, Darren Moore on guitar and autoharp, plus Kinney himself, a master banjoist. They performed recently at the Smithsonian, not for the first time, and have performed in many venues such as Merlefest, the Barter Theatre, the National Folk Festival, and other folk festivals around the area. Saturday evening’s concert, crowning the afternoon’s competitions, especially the grand prize three-finger banjo contest, will present the Orpheus Supertones and the UNCG Old Time Ensemble featuring the Zinc Kings. The Supertones are said to be one of the best kept secrets of traditional American music. The members are old friends of the Charlie Poole Festival, having participated for many years. Walt Koken is known for fiery fiddling and red-hot banjo picking, Clare Milliner for her mastery of tradi-

tional fiddle tunes, Pete Peterson for singing and banjo, and Kellie Allen for singing and guitar. Bluegrass Unlimited said “ The Orpheus Supertones have captured the essence of early country music.” Dr. Revell Carr of the UNCG School of Music formed the Old Time Ensemble in 2008 with the intention of bringing traditional folk music of North Carolina and the region into the music curriculum. The band is made up of both faculty and students, and produces music in extraordinary variety, including murder ballads, jug band blues, spirituals, and traditional fiddle tunes. The performance offers explanations, demonstrations, and stories that illuminate the rich history behind this music, not to mention the “foot-stomping, hand-clapping” fun of the music itself. Food and other vendors will be on-site for the festival, plus a Little Ramblers children’s area, and camping is available. Tickets are $15 for the Friday concert, $15 for all day Saturday, or $25 for a weekend pass. Further information is posted at This project is supported by the NC Arts Council and the Rockingham County Arts Council, as well as the Rockingham Tourism Board. For further information call 336623-1043.

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Joint Nursing Symposium Held A team of nurses from Annie Penn Hospital and Morehead Memorial Hospital, in conjunction with nursing faculty and students from Rockingham Community College showcased the second annual evidence-based practice nursing symposium in Rockingham County. This year’s event was held at Rockingham Community College on Friday, April 29th. The focus of the symposium was on clinically relevant topics with an evidence-based practice emphasis and the delivery of quality healthcare based on the integration of research. An attendance of 125, including nurses and nursing students, enjoyed a day filled with lectures, networking, and the viewing of evidenced-based practice poster presentations. Annie Penn Hospital and Morehead Memorial Hospital established a scholarship from the funds received from the symposium. Both hospitals are involved in serving Rockingham County through various outreach efforts throughout the year. Annie Penn Hospital and Morehead Memorial Hospital recognize that excellently trained, skilled nurses are imperative to providing quality healthcare. Both hospitals have a long history of supporting professional development and excellence.

Hydroponic system_2: Horticulture students check out lettuce growing hydroponically at RCC. Water soaked roots are shown in foreground. Students, l-r, are Crystal Duncan, Alan Peek, Rodney Bell, Naomi Sanders.

Cutting edge food production taught at RCC The use of water as the only medium for growing plants is not exactly new – you can reach back a few centuries to find evidence of it. Knowledge and technology has advanced a lot since those days, however, and that is creating a lot of modern day excitement. A decade ago the World Health Organization Conference dealt with the issue of food safety. By that time, certain pesticides were known health hazards. It was determined that hydroponics (growing plants in nutrient enriched water) was the safest means to produce food for human consumption. The previous year, the Dutch had outlawed the use of pesticides and fungicides. Within two years 60 percent of their crops fell to insects and/or disease. For the next year’s crop, harvested in 2003, the Dutch had switched to hydroponic crop production. Crop loss: zero. Crop production: a 20 percent yield increase. A lot of people in America and around the globe are interested in clean, nutritious food for themselves and their families. In Rockingham County, a lot of people are concerned with food and jobs. Excitement is growing at Rockingham Community College over the possibility to combine and possibly meet both concerns with one program: horticulture. This is not a program for everyone, but for those interested in plants, crops, new technology, and the possibility of owning a business or working in a growing industry, RCC’s

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Music Festival, Rubber Duck and All Stars Lectures Bring Circle Area To Life On Saturday morning, June 11, the second day of the 16th Annual Charlie Poole Music Festival begins with the Charlie Poole “All-Stars” Lecture Series, plus the city’s Rubber Duck Regatta, both free to the public, on the Spray Cotton Mill site along the Barnett Canal. At 9:30 on Saturday morning, in the beautiful garden beside the historic Spray Mercantile Building, Kinney Rorrer, recipient of the Festival Lifetime Achievement Award at the opening concert the evening before, will be on hand to discuss his biography of Charlie, with his usual lively stories about his rambunctious subject. He will have a time for questions and discussion, and will have his book for sale. Kinney will be followed by Duke professor Charlie Thompson discussing his book about the moonshine culture in the Piedmont, with which Charlie Poole was intimately familiar. Dr.

Thompson is Curriculum and Education Director at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and a lecturer in the Department of Cultural Anthropology. Thompson is a filmmaker as well as author. His latest film is entitled, Brother Towns. This latest book is Spirits of Just Men: Mountaineers, Liquor Bosses, and Lawmen in the Moonshine Capital of the World. At about 10:30, Walt Koken, known as a “fiery fiddler and hot banjo picker,” and Clare Millner, both widely recognized as expert scholars in the field of old time music, will discuss their soon-tobe-published huge compendium of traditional American fiddle tunes. Walt and Clare are award winning musicians-- Walt won the Grand Prize at a recent Charlie Poole Festival, as well as many awards at other events. Around noon the crowd will begin to gather for the popular Rubber Duck Regatta. The ducks

will “compete” in several heats, much to the delight of onlookers, especially children. There will be food, entertainment, prizes and

lots of fun. Then at 2 PM, the Festival competition begins back in the Governor Morehead Park, for an

afternoon and evening of music. CAMPING Courtesy of Spray Cotton Mill, camping for Charlie Poole Music Festival attendees will be available for a modest fee at the very place where Charlie Poole worked---that is, when he worked, and wasn’t on one of his ramblings with his popular band. A beautiful meadow alongside the canal will be opened for tent campers. Visitors with RV’s will be accommodated on the paved back parking lot of the mill. Three Rivers Outfitters ( ) are located beside the Smith River at the traffic circle— visitors should think about taking an outing on the river while they are in Eden. Camping can begin as early as Thursday, June 9th, at 12 noon. Please call the following number when you arrive, or for more information – 336-6017129. All camping is on a firstcome, first-serve basis. The address for Spray Cotton Mills is

413 Church St., Eden, NC. Camping fees are $10 per site per night, or $20 maximum for the weekend This project has received Grassroots Arts Program support from the Rockingham County Arts Council and the N. C. Arts Council. For more information, see, or call 336-623-1043.

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Rubber Ducks Return for Rain Date Race This year’s “quackiest” event will was rained out in April and returns to the Spray Mercantile/Canal on June 11th. Lots of rubber duckies will race down the historic Barnett Canal located along the Spray Mercantile on Church Street “at the traffic circle” during our 6th Annual Rubber Duck Regatta. The first race is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. with barbecue and other delicious foods being served at 12:00 noon. “We are very excited to host this uniquely “quaky” fundraiser once again”, said Cindy Adams, Coordinator of Tourism & Special Events for the City of Eden. “We really have missed it the last couple of years and are bringing it back in a big way”,

said Adams. A big thanks goes out to Three Rivers Outfitters and Spray Mercantile Building for partnering to make this possible. This year’s event is all about fun, food, prizes, fundraising and lots of great memories. Right across the street from the Charlie Poole Music Festival, there will be lots of delicious food that will include barbecue, hotdogs, homemade lemonade, iced tea and local homemade ice-cream. Some of the fun added features this year will include a vintage “pick up duck” game and fun decorations all over and around the canal area along with music filling the air. Four “ lucky ducks” will take home the following prizes: First Place: $500 Cash

Second Place: $250 Gas Card Third Place: $100 Cash Lame Duck: $100 Cash (This is the duck which comes in last place) Rubber Ducks can be purchased for $5 each or 5 ducks for $20 at the following locations: Eden City Hall (Eden Tourism), Eden Chamber of Commerce, Eden Drug, Party Plus/Riverhouse Gift & Gourmet, Santana’s and Three Rivers Outfitters. All proceeds from the event will go to fund community appearance projects throughout the City of Eden that can be enjoyed by all our citizens. There are a limited number of tickets available so get yours today!! For more information please

Open House At Animal Shelter

By the end of the Grand Opening of the new Rockingham County Animal Shelter on May 21 on the Shelter Grounds, six animals were adopted by shelter visitors. It was hopefully an indicator of a significant increase in the number of county animals finding new homes and a decrease in the number of animals euthanized. Commissioner Chairman James Kallam officiated at the event, noting that "today is a great day for Rockingham County animals". He thanked major contributors such as Debbie and Bob Shearer, Home Savings Bank (sponsors of the bonding room), Wilkerson Funeral Home (sponsors of the Dog Adoption Kennel Area, Deb Stirling and Smith Stokes (sponsors of the spay/neuter clinic) and USDA, providers of grant fund-

ing in addition to a low interest loan. He also thanked former commissioners Amelia Dallas and Bobby Stanley for the support during the Shelter's planning phase. Craig Travis announced the names of the newly formed Advisory Board, and made a plea to citizens to volunteer at the shelter. These sentiments were echoed by USDA staffer Allen Hart who noted, "I live a couple of miles from here, and I plan to help out". "There are alot of things you can do to help the shelter," he continued, "it's not just about cleaning a kennel." "It's really exciting to see something that's been in the works for so long," said Shelter Director Kevin Baughn. "We just want to keep the momentum going." In addition to the ceremonies, Animal Protection Society of Rockingham County held "Animal-palooza" an event intended to raise awareness of animal issues and to involve county citizens in animal volunteerism. Activities included a "scruffy mutt best in show" con-

test, rabies vaccinations, nail clipping and a number of children's activities. The Shelter will be open for adoptions and animal viewing Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons. Inquiries about volunteer opportunities may be made to

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City to receive historical marker Did you know that the state’s community college system had it’s start right here in Leaksville in the 1950’s? Clark Adams, English Professor of Randolph Community College, presented the proof to the Eden Kiwanis at their April meeting which included special guests for the event Betty Harrington, Morehead High School Principal, Mayor John Grogan, City Councilman Jim Burnette, Steve Smith, and Wayne Kirkman of the Rockingham County School Board. In 2007 Adams set out to simply prepare a short history of the state’s community college system for a project, and found that Rockingham County was the first to open the predecessor to the system called and Industrial Education Center, located on the Morehead High School Campus. The part of the school now being used for Automechanics, and vocational work, between the library and the new cafeteria, is the original Education Center. In the summer of 1957 the General Assembly approved

$150,000 for a vocational school in the Tri-City area. Rockingham County’s, being the first in operation, opened on April 3, 1958, and was set up with no tuition for in-state students. Industrial Education Centers eventually opened in six more public schools across North Carolina. The Leaksville-Rockingham Industrial Education Center operated from 1958 – 1966, when space needs overwhelmed the location; the Wentworth campus was created. One pioneer who forged ahead for education was Luther H. Hodges, governor from 19541961 who grew up in Spray. He developed a statewide system, which evolved into the community colleges we know today. Dallas Herring of the State Board of Education from 19571977 deemed the system his greatest achievement. Other visionaries included John Huff, superintendent from 1947 – 1971, the Leaksville School Board of 1958 and Wendell Newline, Morehead Principal at the time and the first director, Henry Rahn, Jr.

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Adams showed the guests at the Kiwanis meeting the 1958 newspaper featuring the headline “1st NC Adams Vo c a t i o n a l C e n t e r Opens” which went on to detail the Morehead campus center. Courses in the Industrial Education Center included textiles, carpentry, drafting, electronics, machinery and much more for young men to learn a trade and enter the community educated in that particular area. The aim of the meeting was to raise interest again in getting a Historical Marker on Stadium Drive commemorating the achievement as being the predecessor to the Community College System in our state, which now has 58 Community Colleges throughout. Clark said the advantages of this marker are that it would spark curiosity of the youth and visitors to the area, provide positive publicity, as well as offer pride in our school. On May 18th a successful appeal was made for the local marker after one failed attempt. The General Assembly includes money for this kind of recognition, there is a long process to get approved. In the near future Betty Harrington and Clark Adams will go to Raliegh to work on the verbage and placement of the historical marker. In addition to this educational milestone, Rockingham County is also known to have had the first public school in North Carolina, located in what is now Eden.


County Star Investing In Rockingham County’s Quality of Life Continued from Page 10 horticulture program teaches both hydroponics and aquaponics (a pure organic system of growing plants in water and fertilizing with fish waste). A more difficult system to build, construction on RCC’s aquaponics system began in January. In early March, romaine lettuce plants were seeded and should be fully grown in early May. Plants are seeded approximately every two weeks to give continual crop production. Other plants now growing in this organic environment at the college include peppers, eggplants and yellow squash. The fish used to fertilize them are goldfish and koi. Tilapia would be used if the fish were also being grown for consumption. The 10-feet by 26-feet hydroponic system was installed in early April and the seeds of bibb, green and red leaf lettuce were started immediately in rock wool. They will be fully grown in four weeks, about half the time it takes growing in a field. The yield in this size system is equal to that of 4,300 square feet of field space. The nutrient values can be greater than those grown in soil. With the increased demand for safe and locally grown foods, the opportunities for starting a business are also increasing. The investment can be relatively small and the cost can be recouped in less than one year. It is an exciting time to grow.

Annie Penn Employees Volunteer for Habitat Project Fourteen employees from Annie Penn Hospital wielded paintbrushes to help give a Reidsville family a gift of a lifetime. They donated a Saturday of their time on April 30 to volunteer for a Habitat for Humanity project sponsored by Woodmont United Methodist Church. Elaine Hicks; Patricia Wright; Annie Penn President, Mickey Foster; Shane Ellis; Barbara Hundley; Sabrina Howard; Mazzie Delancey; Tonya Wilson; Sandra Settle; Darlene Daniel; Avis Gwynn; Zenett Totten; Kathy Lane; and Anne Claire Warren painted the entire inside of the Habitat House on Harrison Street. Elaine Hicks, Employee Performance Manager at Annie Penn, thanked the employees for showing the community “that we care for our neighbors both inside our doors and outside in our community.”

McLaughlin proves to be outstanding In April 2008, three months after starting classes at Rockingham Community College, Daphne McLaughlin – formerly of Eden, now of Greensboro – decided to attend the annual Student Award Day which honors and recognizes students who have excelled in a variety of capacities – club/organization involveMcLaughlin ment, academics, and/or service. “I didn’t know exactly what career I wanted, but as I sat through that award ceremony I thought, “I did not do my best in high school. This is my chance to start over and to make a difference. I made it a goal right then to work hard and earn some of those awards.” Goal achieved. At RCC’s 2011 Student Awards Day held April 26, McLaughlin received four awards - Science Club Distinguished Officer Award, Outstanding Associate in Science Graduate, Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges, and North Carolina Community College System Academic Excellence Award nominee. But there is more. After receiving those four awards, McLaughlin returned home and retrieved the mail from her mailbox. Mixed in with the other mail was a letter from the college. When she opened it, she discovered she had been chosen to receive the Outstanding Student Award for 2011. Of all the students at RCC, McLaughlin was singled out for her academics and her contribution to the college and community.

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Three Rivers Chapter of AACA hosted the first Eden Cruise event of the season May 14th at the Sonic Drive In. The Sonic Drive In was the birth place of all cruise-ins for the surrounding areas, dating as far back as 1998. Sonic management was very excited about the idea of reviving cruise events at their Eden location. Equally excited was Kevin Coats & Chris Jeffries of "Tri-City Automotive" about the changes in store for 2011. Tri City Automotive continues to be the main sponsor of the Eden Cruise and its purpose to help the community. Thirty-five additional sponsors will help financial to make each cruise of the year a success and give Eden Cruise the ability to donate back to the community. Eden Tourism Directors, Cindy Adams said, “It was phenomenal. Lots of people, great music, lots of cars. Sonic did a top-notch job getting ready for it. I just had a super time personally. I can’t wait till the next one. My hat is off to Tim Lancaster and his club for a job well done!” The threat of thunderstorms for Saturday loomed all week and came at 2 pm. After a two hour rain the skies cleared just in time to salvage a truly special night. The roads dried and before long the area was buzzing with classics, hot rods and spectators ! The "Troublesome Highway" band took the stage shortly after 7 pm and were fantastic at entertaining a large crowd of enthusiastic cruisers, who were most appreciative of the special night of fun that was had by all. "Troublesome Highway" will be back for two more cruises in August and October. The next cruise-in will held June 11th, with entertainment provided by local talent "Dane Corum" a Nashville song writer. Also appearing will be "All Shook Up " an Elvis revue provided by the Rockingham Theater Guild. DJ & MC; "Ronnie Overby" will provide great cruising music prior to the live entertainment. The Eden Cruise event will continue to take place the second Saturday of each month June- October 4pm- until. Three Rivers Chapter of AACA sends an open invitation to spectators and cruisers to attend each cruise of the 2011 year.

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“ One World, Many Stories” Summer Reading & Programs at Rockingham County Public Library You will take a trip around the world without leaving home as you listen to stories from places far and near. The series starts on Monday June 13 at the Eden Library with a kickoff Family Story Time at 7:00 p.m. featuring the RCPL Story Tellers. The evening kickoff programs continue through the week at the Reidsville Library on Tuesday, at the Mayodan Library on Wednesday and at the Stoneville Library on Thursday.

Continuing through the summer, Preschool Story Times, at 10:30 in the morning, will feature Miss Jacky telling a variety of stories that have a world theme. Programs for school age children, at 3:00 in the afternoon, will feature a variety of guest speakers from around the world and from right here in our own back yard. This year the books for Teen Readers feature two titles: THREE CUPS OF TEA by Greg Mortenson and CHINESE

BORN AMERICAN by Gene Yang. Teen Readers is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries. Everyone is always invited to join reading club, children, teens and adults as well. The arm-chair travel continues through the first week in August when Donna P the Balloon Lady will end the program series for the preschool audience and Steve Somers with his “Fly High” program will end the series for the school age audience.

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If you have ever thought of being a Ham Radio Operator, now is your chance to check it out because June 25 & 26 is the National Field Day event for Ham Radio Operators. This is the day that operators all over the country, from sea to shining sea, get on the air in the same time period, seeing how many conacts they can make before noon the next day. There will be plenty for the public to see at this event which is being held at the Reidsville Lake Park at the first rest stop on the right, starting at 9am on Saturday and ending at noon Sunday. Admission into the park for this event is free, the club is covering the public’s admission so that they can show a sample of what is done. There will be Radios of every type, anteni set up, demonstrations and infomation on how to become involved in the local Ham Radio Club. The Rockingham County Amateur Radio Club, Inc. normally meets every third Tuesday of the month at 7pm at the Red Cross building located on Hwy 14. But in addition, during the year there are several events the club is involved in, such as the annual Swap-Fest which is held was May, Gears and Cheers (a charity bike ride for MS), and Field days such as will be held this month and many others. This close knit group also has several members who meet between 7am - 7:15 am every Thursday at Chaney’s on Freeway Drive in Reidsville. Various classes are offered though the club also including Wenlink which will be held on June 11th at the Red Cross starting at 10am. After the lecture there will be 3 winlink station setup for some hands-on experience. Some local members are Sky watchers because Rockingham County is a member of the Nation Weather Service in Blacksburg, Va. Skyward Weather spotters (all ameteur radio operators) encountering severe weather, are encouraged to monitor, and make reports to the net control when weather gets dangerous. The group notes that you can get weather 24 hours a day from NOAA weather radios which offer alerts and warnings from the National Weather Service, and every home should have one active. So the group invites you to come out and see what it is all about, at no charge. Be sure to be there!




Investing In Rockingham County’s Quality of Life Continued from Page 12 “I cannot describe how I felt,” said McLaughlin. “It has been my dream since I started college to be an outstanding student award winner.” McLaughlin graduated May 12 with an associate in science degree from RCC. During the ceremony she was presented with her award. In the fall she plans to attend UNCG to pursue a degree in math with an education minor. “I ran from a teaching career,” she said, laughing at how she did not want to do have the same career as her friends. “After tutoring in the RCC math lab, though, I discovered I loved it.” So she quit running. In two years, she hopes to graduate from UNCG. Her long term goal is to enjoy a career teaching high school math.

NARFE Donations Top $9 Million for Alzheimer's Research Members of NARFE - the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association - have donated more than $9 million to Alzheimer's research. Chapter 1161 in Rockingham County has played a key role in the fundraising effort. Chapter 1161 members have contributed to Alzheimer’s Research by donating at our monthly meetings. In 1985, NARFE joined with the Alzheimer's Association to help fund research and find a cure for this disease. Donations come from individual NARFE members as well as NARFE chapters and federations nationwide that hold fund-raising and other events to raise research funds. NARFE is a member of the Alzheimer's Association's distinguished donor program, the Zenith Society. The number of NARFE-funded Alzheimer's research grants totals 49. With some 1,400 chapters and 300,000 members, NARFE is the only association solely dedicated to protecting and improving the earned benefits of federal employees and retirees. NARFE, one of America's oldest and largest associations, was founded in 1921 with the mission of protecting the earned rights and benefits of America's active and retired federal workers. The largest federal employee/ retiree organization, NARFE represents the retirement interests of nearly 5 million current and future federal annuitants, spouses, and survivors.

Be the voice for a child You can be the voice for an abused or neglected child in Rockingham County. Over 125 of Rockingham County’s children are in foster care. These children are victims of abuse and neglect. Many of these children will spend their childhood in foster care and never experience the love and security of a permanent home. Unfortunately, this number continues to rise. While many of these children’s stories are sad, there are also many with the potential for happy endings. In order for safe, permanent homes to be secured for these children many people must become involved and work to improve their outcomes. A Guardian ad Litem Volunteer is one of those people. The Rockingham County Guardian ad Litem Program is a nonprofit organization and is a division of the Administrative Office of the Courts. This program is based on community volunteer participation. Without volunteers the program would not exist. This program trains volunteers to speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in court. Our goal is to help these children find safe, loving, and permanent homes. A Guardian ad Litem (GAL) is a trained volunteer who is appointed by the court to advocate for the best interests of an abused or neglected child. In court, the GAL serves as an important voice for the child. Guardian ad Litem volunteers come from all walks of life and have a variety of professional, educational and ethnic backgrounds. No special education or experience is required. All children deserve a voice and an advocate on their side. Won’t you dedicate a few hours a month to ensure they have it? For more information, call Amanda Benavides at (336) 634-5738.

CWED shifts focus Although courses for individual enrichment are still offered through the Community and Workforce Education Division at Rockingham Community College, the division is shifting its emphasis to skills-based courses and those that lead to re-employment. As part of this shift, the course schedule which is prepared before the beginning of each semester, has been revamped. It is now in a more user-friendly, easy-to-read format and contains a variety of new courses. It even contains a calendar for upcoming events scheduled across the county. In place of mailing the schedule each semester, copies will be available as an insert in Eden’s Own Journal, a free publication distributed via racks throughout the county, including two on the RCC

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Artist Studio Tour in the works Rockingham County Arts Council is coordinating a countywide Artist Studio Tour November 11-12, 2011. All artists interested in participating may find information beginning May 12 on our website: Please note: artists that intend to participate must have their application to the Arts Council by September 15, 2011. Artists that want to participate but don’t have a studio to include on the tour are encouraged to join another artist in their studio. Additionally, RCAC is coordinating with local businesses to display artwork and participate in the Artist Studio Tour. Space will also be available at the Dan River Art Market & Gallery. As locations are confirmed single artists will be placed in appropriate spaces. For more information please email Businesses interested in participating, please email Businesses interested in investing in the project please email or call Kathryn at 336.349.4039. The Rockingham County Arts Council is the focal point/umbrella organization for the arts and information about the arts in Rockingham County. Rockingham County Arts Council P.O. Box 83, 1122 NC Hwy 65, Wentworth, NC 27375 336.349.4039

Library System & Health Department team up for education For the first time ever, the Rockingham County Public Library System and Rockingham County Department of Public Health will team up to provide FUN and educational opportunities for county residents. The program is called ‘Healthy Living in Rockingham County’ (a health seminar series). Mr. Michael Roche, Rockingham County Public Library Director, sparked the idea for the project after the release of the 2010 County Health Rankings. “We are very excited to be able to offer these free programs such as these to educate the public on the health issues facing our citizens.” The Public Libraries are full of resources that are available to everyone such as Books, DVD’s and magazines on dieting, healthy cooking, health issues, exercising, pregnancy and more. In addition to materials on physical health, there are also books dealing with mental and spiritual health as well. Through the collaboration of the Library and the Health Department, many resources will be combined in an effort to effectively educate Rockingham County residents on how to live longer healthier lives. ‘Healthy Living in Rockingham County’ will be offered two Tuesdays each month for six months, beginning May 2011. In order to effectively serve the entire county, the series will

Water Safety: A Key to Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe This Summer Summer is in full swing and families throughout the community are seizing the opportunity to hit the pool, beach, lake or water park to cool off and soak up some sun. Whether your next outing calls for snorkeling gear or an inflatable raft, don’t forget to make water safety a priority, especially in areas where certified lifeguards aren’t present. Consider these 10 tips for staying safe in and around the water this summer: 1. Take a friend. Never swim or boat alone. Not only is swimming/boating with a buddy more enjoyable, it’s also smarter. Having someone there to assist in an emergency may prove lifesaving. 2. Take swimming lessons. Self-reported statistics show that younger swimmers are typically better than older swimmers. If you are an adult who can’t swim, consider a weekend swimming class. And if you have a child who has not yet learned to swim, sign them up for lessons as soon as possible. Learning to swim at an early age builds confidence and encourages water safety for a lifetime. 3. Wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device (PFD) when boating. According to the CDC, 72 percent of boating incidents are drowning incidents, and nine out of 10 people who die from such incidents aren’t wearing personal flotation devices. Even if you’re a strong swimmer, a PFD is a good idea when on the open water. 4. Install barriers and keep a close eye on children. Children between the ages of one and four, who drown in an at-home pool, are usually under parental supervision and out of sight for less than five minutes. Pool barriers can help restrict access to the pool. It is also important to teach children to ask before going near the water, and to remove pool toys, whenever possible, as they can attract a child’s attention and draw them to the water. 5. Do not use air-filled toys as flotation devices. Pool noodles, water wings and blow-up rafts are not designed to be used in place of personal flotation devices. If you are on a boat, or are a new or unsure swimmer in any body of water, be certain to use a U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device. 6. Know your limits. Swimming can be a lot of fun, but if you’re not a strong swimmer, or if you’re just learning to swim, don’t go in water that’s so deep you can’t touch the bottom. And don't overdo it or try to keep up with skilled swimmers. 7. Learn CPR. Effective bystander CPR, provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest, can double or even triple a victim’s chance of survival. Need a crash course? Visit for course offerings. 8. Don’t mix alcohol and water activities. Alcohol use is involved in a large percentage of swimming and boating incidents. Alcohol can dull your judgment, response time, balance and the body’s ability to stay warm. For this reason, it’s best to forego alcohol if you are going to be in or around water. 9. Practice caution in natural water settings. Statistics show that as people get older, drowning incidents are more likely to occur in natural water settings. Be careful when boating or swimming in these areas. Unexpected rocks, branches, waves or water temperatures can easily take a swimmer or boater by surprise. 10. Pay attention to local weather reports. When at the beach or in natural water areas, pay attention to weather reports and know the color of the flags that warn beachgoers of potential threats. Keep an eye out for dangerous waves, debris and/or rocks. “About 3,500 Americans drown each year, averaging 10 deaths per day, and more than one in five fatal drowning victims are children 14 and younger,” says Christine Delucas, RN, Clinical Operations practice leader at Quorum Health Resources. To learn more about keeping your family safe in the water, visit This article courtesy of Morehead Memorial Hospital and Quorum Health Resources.

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The 9th Annual Black Tie Blue Jeans Event held as a fundraiser for the Rockingham County Pregnancy Center was held in May at the First Presbyterian Church. Food was provided for guests by Bible Explorers Sunday School Class FBC, Red River Grill, Pizza Hut, Subway Eden, Church Street Station, Rio Grande, The Chandler Family, Morehead Birthing Center, FP Mission Service, Chef Benjamin, Taste of Japan, First Baptist and youth group- Draper, Terry Faunce, Jerusalem United Holy Church and ROTC of Morehead High School. The silent auction as well as the live auction brought in much needed funds for the Pregnancy center which invests in the lives of women, children, and families by establishing and promoting helathy life patterns. Gail Evans-Jones is the Executive Director of the center located at 424 W. Kings Highway, Eden. 336-623-5540.


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Sheriff Page had his turn at presenting his budget proposal for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. Page began his time with the council saying, “I would like to thank County Board of Commissioners for your hard work in these tough economic times for providing the county citizens with their new jail, sheriff’s office and courthouse. I would also like to thank the past board for their vision of the justice center project.” As the board already had the department’s proposal in front of them, they began to ask questions concerning expenditures on the table. “We only ask for what our agency needs, “Page stated, “We all strive to do our best for our citizens that we serve, who are our bosses.” When discussing the deputies Page said, “They walk in harms way in many days, when most citizens are now aware…my deputies are real people, with real families, who care about the safety or our citizens and our families.” Noting that unemployment had gone to nearly 14 percent in 2010, and that crime tends to increase during tough times. “As Sheriff I am tasked with finding creative ways to provide for funding for training, equipment and technology.” When it came to the section of having to replace emergency vehicles Sheriff Page pointed out that out of the 16 vehicles that were on the list to be replaced, all 16 met the requirements that county itself set in place to determine a vehicles lifespan. “If you have a older fleet, then you need a higher maintenance budget, if you have a newer fleet, you can have a lower maintenance budget, but you can’t have both,” he said and then added, “We have 21 vehicles that have in excess of 100,000 miles, and these are not your family car miles, these are emergency vehicle miles, hypothetically if get only 8 vehicles this year, next year we would have to ask that number plus 8.”




Investing In Rockingham County’s Quality of Life Continued from Page 15 rotate locations to include Eden, Reidsville, and Mayodan libraries and Vera Holland Community Center in Stoneville. All seminars will begin at 6pm unless otherwise noted. The series will cover a variety of topics from prostate or breast cancer to healthy eating and physical activity. Seminars will be conducted by health professionals in that area of expertise. Everyone is invited to participate and have fun while learning how to live a happier, healthier life. Please register for any seminar in the series by contacting Tara Martin @ 336-342-8149 or Beverly Scurry @ 336-342-8258 or call the scheduled series location. A complete seminar schedule is listed below. For more information please visit or SERIES SCHEDULE • Healthy Hearts (Heart Disease)—June 7 @ Vera Holland • Free Your Mind (Mental Health)—June 21 @ Mayodan Library • Fun in the Sun(Skin Cancer and Summer Safety)—July 12, @ Reidsville Library • You Are What You Eat (Label Reading, Food Substitute, and Portion Distortion)—July 26 @ Mayodan Library • Moving for a Healthy You (Physical Activity)—August 9, 2011 @ Eden Library • Keeping Seniors Connected (Access to healthcare for the elderly) —August 23 from *9am – 11am*@ Vera Holland • Healthy Kids for a Healthy Future (Access to healthcare for children and families) —September 13 *5:30pm – 7:00pm* @ Vera Holland • Men’s Health (Prostate Cancer and Testicular Cancer)- September 27 @ Eden Library • Women’s Health (Breast and Cervical Cancer)—October 11, @ Reidsville Library • Breathe Healthily, Live Happily (Lung Cancer, Tobacco, & Smoking Cessation) -October 25, 2011 @ Reidsville Library * Denotes seminar time other than 6:00 pm

RCC Board of Trustees Meet In May The Rockingham Community College Board of Trustees met May 10 and Trustees authorized RCC’s President Dr. Michael Helmick to draft a resolution opposing Amendment 44 to House Bill 200, of the 2011-13 budget which eliminates Education Lottery Scholarships for community college students. The authorized resolution will include language requesting that the 2011-13 budget include full funding for enrollment growth and equipment needs and limit cuts to community college budgets to 10%. Helmick told members that he has begun the evaluation process regarding the construction of the McMichael Civic Center and will present a full report to the Board of Trustees at the July meeting. Currently, Helmick has engaged the services of an independent researcher who is evaluating the revenue potential of the office space that is included in the design of the facility as well as the overall sustainability of the facility after construction is complete. Trustees approved expending up to $297,000 for installation of air conditioning in the Robert C. Keys Gymnasium. Helmick explained that the installation of air conditioning in the facility will make available more space on campus to hold classes and events. In other business related to facilities, trustees heard that renovations to the Industrial Annex for the relocation of the pottery studio from the Gerald B. James Library are under way. The new studio will include four rooms for storage and ample shelving. The brick kiln will be located outside the building on a pad. The relocation is scheduled to take place June 13 -14.

County Selected for 2011 Cycle North Carolina Fall Ride This is the county’s third time hosting cyclists making the “Mountains to Coast” trek The Rockingham County Partnership for Economic and Tourism Development and the Rockingham County Tourism Development Authority (TDA) are pleased to announce that Autumn Creek Vineyards in Mayodan has been selected as an overnight stop on the 2011 Cycle North Carolina “Mountains to Coast” Fall Ride ( The dates for this year’s 13th Annual Cycle NC Fall Ride are October 1st to 8th. Mayodan will be the second stop on the route on October 2nd when more than 1,000 cyclists will arrive at Autumn Creek Vineyards, the official Rockingham County host location for this year. The complete, eight-day route includes stops in Elkin, Mayodan, Mebane, Henderson, Rocky Mount, Plymouth, Manteo and Corolla. Participants will spend the night camping at Autumn Creek

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Investing In Rockingham County’s Quality of Life Continued from Page 16 Vineyards or being shuttled to hotels in Eden and Reidsville. The TDA will provide shuttles, host a welcome tent at Autumn Creek Vineyards, and promote other local attractions such as river trips and tours of Chinqua-Penn Plantation. “We are really excited to host Cycle NC again in Rockingham County,” said Robin Yount, vice president of Tourism. “This is such a great event to showcase our community and a beautiful venue like Autumn Creek Vineyards. We really want to thank Autumn Creek for working with us to secure the Cycle NC stop in Rockingham County. I know the participants are really going to enjoy visiting and camping at the vineyard.” “Autumn Creek Vineyards is honored to have been chosen to represent Rockingham County and host the Cycle NC Fall Ride,” said Kelly Dickerson, marketing director for Autumn Creek Vineyards. “We have an exciting day planned for the cyclists and look forward to sharing the vineyard with so many people that may not be familiar with this area of the state.” Rockingham County has hosted Cycle NC twice: in 2001 at the Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Educational Center in Reidsville and in 2004 at the YMCA in Eden. “This event is such a good fit for us because it ties in perfectly with our marketing brand of outdoor recreation and our goal of attracting sporting events,” added Yount. “Plus it provides an economic boost by putting people in our hotels, restaurants and shops.” About Cycle North Carolina Cycle NC began in 1999 and its mission is to promote physical fitness and health, provide economic impact and publicity to rural communities across the state while showcasing the state’s beauty, scenic attractions and cultural diversity. It was started by North Carolina Amateur Sports, the North Carolina Division of Tourism, the North Carolina Department of Transportation and Capitol Broadcasting Company. Since then, Cycle NC has attracted participants from all 50 states and 8+ countries, stopped overnight in 95 North Carolina towns, traveled more than 4,900 miles on the scenic backroads of the state, and passed through more than 600 North Carolina communities. Cycle NC has been voted "Best Biking in America" by the League of American Bicyclists and selected as one of the best events in the United States. Online registration began May 5, 2011 at For participants who are not able to ride for the entire week, there are two-day and three-day options available. Visit for registration rates and more information.

Three arrested taking scrap On May 10th Georgia Jeffries received a call from Augelia Leyva, informing her of three subjects taking items from property she owned at 238 Kennon Road. She went to the property and found three men taking an outer shell of and air conditioning unit, a front door, sink, storm door and some electrical wire. They had loaded the items on a truck, causing the victim to call the Sheriff’s Office. It was later determined two of the suspects had taken an air conditioning unit, tin, window frame and various appliances. These items had been taken earlier to a local recycling business and sold for scrap metal value. Each were charged with Breaking & Entering and Attempted Larceny. Lee A. Trevino, 26, of 585 Cedar Lane Road, Reidsville (bond $5,000) Jerrell Deshawn Wilson, 18, of 115 Woody Lane, Ruffin (bond $10,000) Gabriel S. Alfiche, 24, of 2227 Lick Fork Creek Road, Ruffin (bond $10,000)

GED students graduate during ceremony All graduations are special and the GED graduation held at Rockingham Community College is no exception. This year, over 200 individuals completed the GED requirements. Of those, 86 chose to receive their diplomas during a May 13 graduation ceremony. Graduation speakers included Kellee Harney, Crashanda Lowe, and Kevin Wray, all of whom were awarded scholarships to continue their education at RCC. Harney said going through the GED program reinforced the idea that second chances exist, even for those placed in special circumstances or situations. She said she could have remained ashamed for not completing high school, but chose, instead, to better herself. After earning an associate’s degree, Harney intends to pursue a bachelor’s degree in psychology. As a single mother with four children, Lowe said she worked hard to earn a GED. Receiving the scholarship, she said, showed that hard work pays. She said being able to continue her education will open more door and offer a better future. Currently enrolled in the basic law enforcement training program at RCC, Lowe intends to pursue a two-year degree in criminal justice.

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The Eden Preservation Society, the Eden Historical Museum, and the Rockingham County Historical Society Museum and Archives are presenting a Civil War Symposium. On Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Eden City Hall. Seating is limited, so register early. The subject of the symposium is Capt. Thomas Robinson Sharp, who spent the last 30 years of his life in what later became the Draper section of Eden, NC. Inder Stonewall Jackson. Sharp masterminded one of the great railroad heists of all time during the Civil War. On May 24, 1861, soldiers began to seize some 40 locomotives and nearly 400 railroad cars they had accumulated and relocated them 130 miles over land. Cost of the symposium is $40 which included lunch. Registration deadline is June 11, 2011. To register, or for more details about this event visit our website : or call Melissa Whitten at 336-6236393.

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Laurel University to open teaching site in Rockingham County Ever want to continue your education, or earn your degree, but can’t see how to work it into your busy life? The answer is closer than you think with Laurel University’s Professional Adult Career Education (PACE) program. PACE offers convenient, flexible programs with the working adult in mind. Could you manage to take one college course taught locally one night a week? This schedule could make it easy for many Rockingham County citizens to complete their college degree. Laurel University, “High Point’s Other University,” serves the adult learner with programs that reach out to overcome barriers of time, place and tradition. They look to align education with the adult learner’s life and career goals. They assess what already has been learned, through prior college credit and life learning experience, to help students complete their degrees. Using multiple instructional methods and formats, PACE connects coursework with useful knowledge and skills. Soon, Laurel University will open a Rockingham County PACE satellite learning center centrally located at Providence Baptist, 750 Eden Road, Stoneville, N.C. Tommy Albertson, pastor of Providence Baptist, states that this is a “way to get a unique education in a unique location.” Registration for this location will officially begin after Labor Day, but a personal admissions representative already will walk you step-by-step through the admissions process, or just answer your questions about the upcoming satellite location. Prospective PACE students get a collaborative Graduation Plan Interview (GIP) as a guide. Call the admissions office at 336-887-3000, or toll free at 855-528-7358. To learn more online, visit Laurel Unv. also has a Facebook page and a YouTube page, with a video brochure with student testimonials. Founded in 1903, Laurel University has grown into a comprehensive Biblical University rooted in traditional Christian values and committed to educate lifelong learners for ministry in the marketplace, society and world. Its degree offerings include an Associate of Arts degree in Ministry; Bachelor of Arts degrees in Bible/Theology, Christian Counseling, Christian Ministry, Christian Elementary


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Wray said he wants a career, not a job. He wants to be able to do more financially for his family. Pursuing an education would allow that to happen. “It would make me proud of myself,” Wray said. “I could tell my two boys to never give up, never stop trying and never stop dreaming because you are never too old to better yourself. I will finally be able to hold my head up high.” The graduates are listed below alphabetically. Those with an asterisk received special recognition for earning a total score of at least 3000 on the GED tests. Gabriel S. Alfiche, Fredrick S. Alverson, John W. Alverson, Kimberly L. Amburn, Charles W. Barham, Stephen R. Billings, Devan D. Blackstock, Taylor L. Blake, Crystal R. Booher, Connie M. Bowman, Ashley D. Brim, Crystal D. Brooks, Dorothy L. Byrd, Catherine R. Carter, Fred A.Carter, Jane P. Carter, Larry L. Carter, Richard L. Carty, Martisha L. Cloninger, Shaun E. Coleman, Mary A. Day, Amanda A. Dickerson, Kayla B. Dowless, Roger A. Duncan, Leonard E. Ejimakaonye, Brandon C. Gerwolds*, Trevor D. Goodin*, Naliaka N. Graves, Trevor S. Gwynn*, Tyler W. Hairston. Mark A. Hall, Jr. Janice S. Hambrick, Kellee E. Harney, Chelsey M. Haymore, Jonathan W.Higdon, Amber N. Hill, Timothy J. Hill, Chad W. Hundley, Stallone D. Hyler, Jacob S. Isley, Angela L. Jenkins, Gabrielle R. Jessup, Mary A. Jones, William L. Joyce III*, Matthew Kennon, Kimberly D. King, Christopher S. Lane, Austin W. Llyod, Lionel T. Long, Crashanda L. Lowe, Crystal S. Mahaffey, Leslee M. Manley, Klarissa M. McFarland, Richard O. Milan, Shabrel N. Millner, Nicole Mitchell, Sapphire A. Mize*, Jason C. Newcomb, Payton T. Page, IV. Junior C. Pinnix, Melvin L. Pinnix, Tracy B. Rea, Gerrell X. Reasor, Tiffany D. Reeves, Katherine E. Risinger, Tiffany A. Roberts, Caitlin M. Robertson, Lawrence E. Rogers, Casey A. Rowland, Sherry L. Scales, Debra N. Sellers, Tabitha L. Sigmon, Inez M. Silva, Rebecca A. Silva*, Nicole A. Smith, William D. Smith, Christy L. Solomon, Patrick S. Somers, Elizabeth A. Squires, Alysia C. Stack, Tina M. Terry, Jeffery A. Thomas, Christopher M. Tuggle, Sr., Cody R. Vincent, Byron E. Woods, Kevin M. Wray.

Dr. Robert C. Keys, Stephanie Keys, and RCC President, Dr. Michael Helmick.

Keys scholarship established Friends and colleagues of former Rockingham Community College president, Dr. Robert C. Keys, have established the Robert C. Keys Leadership Scholarship in his name. Keys served as RCC president from 1996 to 2011. “With the kind generosity of many friends, family, and colleagues, Stephanie and I are delighted to endow this scholarship for the benefit of future Rockingham Community College students,” said Keys. As a campus leader, Keys believed in the role of student development and training. He was committed to encouraging students to take advantage of opportunities available to help them build skills and expand their leadership potential. The scholarship pays tribute to that commitment by emphasizing leadership qualities. “Leadership development outside the classroom has been a guiding principal throughout my career and I am delighted to recognize students who maximize their educational experience by becoming actively involved in leadership activities.” Therefore, in addition to the following requirements – must be a full-time student working toward an associate degree who, generally, has graduated from high school within the last five years and has completed a minimum of 24 hours of coursework at RCC with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 – Keys scholars must also be actively involved in college life outside of the classroom. They will develop leadership skills to benefit campus organizations and activities such as the Student Government Association, Phi Theta Kappa and athletic teams. This is a merit-based award that recognizes hard work and campus involvement. There is no financial need requirement. Preference will be given to Rockingham County residents. Gifts may be made to the Robert C. Keys Leadership Scholarship at any time. To make a donation, contact Gaye Clifton, RCC Foundation director at 342-4261, Ext. 2201.

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Eden Ladies Night Out “In Hats” In May the hats came out of the attic to celebrate Ladies Night Out (In Hats) which is a downtown Eden event held in the Olde Leaksville Shopping District. Ladies from all walks of life were out on the streets and in the shops showing off their best head gear as well as looking at new items to purchase from our local merchants. Some went all out for the event which was themed by the Hats in the Attic display at the Eden Historic Museum on Washington Street. This event was sponsored by the merchants, each of whom enjoy serving the citizens in their own unique ways.


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Flags honoring veterans who served were installed on the Madison Clock Tower by many veteran’s groups in Madison, Mayodan and Stoneville areas including, Combat Airmen/ Joshua’s Troops. The 1919 clockface reads: In memory of all those who served or died for our flag. Front row: Mellissa Rortvedt, Johnny Vaughn, Pete Comer, Frank Lauten, Richard Byrant, Back Row: Rush Collins Jr., Art Lockhart, Don Lindler, Morris Mabe, William Rhodes Jr., James Leo Rhodes, Chris Phillips.

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It makes a person proud, seeing the flag of the branch of military in which they served. Whether you were Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard or Merchant Marine, a flag will fly at Freedom Park in Eden for your branch. In addition, there will be a state and MIA flag flown along side. With donations raised by the American Legion post 254 in Eden, and the city offering the physical location, the project became a reality in May as American Legion members held an official Flag Dedication Ceremony. Wanting to be sure all branches of the military were represented, the American Legion Post 254 held an official ribbon cutting on May 21, Armed Forces Day, for the Flags Poles that were installed at Freedom Park recognizing all the branches of the United States Military and POW/MIA Flags. There was live music performed by Lauren, Rachel and Kellie Jones, Ray Kelly played taps and the Rockingham County Honor Guard was present offer the 21 Gun Salute. At the event many City of Eden officials expressed their great appreciation to the post for all their hard work and effort in making this project a reality. Guest speakers included Representative Bert Jones and Eden City Councilman and Mayor Pro-tem Wayne Tuggle. All citizens are encouraged to come see the honor given toward our United States Armed Forces, which the flags represent. Master of Ceremonies, Commander David Turner of Post 254, introduced all the ribbon cutters including major contributors and contribution collectors include: Neil Fair of Fair Funeral Home, Jonathan Jobe of Home Savings Bank, Beverly Coleman of Diamonds-N-Dust, Stephanie Booth of Gildan Activewear, Artie Jones of Fleetmaster, Ken Joyce (retired from Duke Power). This project was funded and constructed by American Legion Post 254. The members would like to express their sincere thanks to all those who gave monetarily as well as physical and political support, and ask for your continued support by mailing donations to the American Legion, P.O. 852, Eden, NC 27289.


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Friendship Center to Host NFL Players Aging, Disability & Transit Services of Rockingham County (formerly Council on Aging) is excited to announce that the Friendship Adult Day Center in Madison, North Carolina will be hosting Health and Fitness Day, Wednesday, May 18th. To celebrate the day we will have some special visitors to come for this event beginning at 10a.m. Antico Dalton, formerly a Minnesota Viking and who also played for the New England Patriots, and Atlanta Falcons, and Collins Reese, formally with the Denver Broncos and Roy Dalton, the greatest line backer coming out of Norfolk State University and heading to the NFL will be attending this event. We are anticipating a very fun filled and exciting day. Aging, Disability and Transit Services is a private nonprofit agency dedicated to assisting and linking senior adults, people with disabilities and their families with information, opportunities and services that promote and enhance quality of life, and to meeting the local transportation needs of Rockingham County citizens. This mission is accomplished through providing an array of community services including Home Health (CAP-DA, CAPC, PCS, Home & Community Block Grant), Meals on Wheels, Meals With Friends Nutrition Sites, Adult Day Care, RCATS Public Access Transportation, and Advocacy and Referral Services.

Grassroots Grants 2011-2012 Grant Application available Rockingham County Arts Council is now accepting applications for North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program subgrants through June 30, 2011. Rockingham County Arts Council serves as the North Carolina Arts Council's partner in awarding subgrants to local organizations for arts programs in Rockingham County. Applications are available for non-profit organizations

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Eden residents, Alice Fair and Brittiney Wall were cheerleaders together at Morehead High School; and they danced together for years at Melanie Paschal’s Dance Creations in Eden. After graduation they both applied and were accepted to East Carolina University. Last year Brittany Wall, daughter of Carlissa and Lacy Wall, made the Atlanta Falcons cheerleading team and again succeeded in the tryouts this year. Alice Fair, daughter of Neil and Ann Fair, will join the squad for the first time. The two are back together, even sharing living quarters. The tryouts for the team last a full week and include more than cheering for judges. The interviews themselves count for a lot. The Atlanta Falcons 2011 football cheerleading squad is a national professional organization that will require Fair to rearrange her schedule at school to accommodate this new profession. She will be finishing her degree in December with on-line and distance learning courses. The big city of Atlanta can be a bit daunting for small town

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Taken after the week long auditions, Brittiney Wall is pictured furthest right on the first row and Alice Fair is pictured fourth from left on the back row. Eden girls, but Wall will help Fair adjust. Brittiney, who was Rockingham County Junior Miss in 2006, graduated from East Carolina with a degree in broadcast journalism. Now starting her second year with the Atlanta Falcons, she notes that the job isn’t just all cheering at the games. There is charity work and appearances at events as well as showing the qualities of a good role model to others.

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Judith Warren Bridal supplies dress for Taiwan Wedding Do you believe in coincidence or in luck? Well, one of the two was at work when Jessica Saul picked up the phone and called Judith Warren in May. Jessica was seeking the perfect wedding dress, and not just any dress, one she had fallen in love with at and wanted to order. But the problem was there was no time to order a dress in her size in time for her weddings. Yes, I said weddings, plural. Jessica and her fiancé are having two weddings, one at “home” in Roanoke and the other in Taipei, Taiwan, where they are both stationed in the military. They couple found the perfect dress on the dress company’s website, and linked in to Judith Warren Bridal and Boutique in Eden. While on the phone discussing the order number of the dress, Judith walked over to the Bridal room of her business, the first dress she came to on the rack happened to be the exact dress Jessica had requested, and in exactly the right size. Delighted with her luck, the bride to be quickly ordered the Alfred Angelo dress off the rack. Warren notes that this is not the first wedding dress she has supplied for a wedding abroad. Having provided dresses for weddings in Germany, England, Italy and Africa, and now in Taiwan, but this is the first time a bride in a hurry has been so lucky as to find the exact dress, over the phone, in her size, on the first call.

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whose purpose is to promote and develop diverse cultural arts programming in Rockingham County. Funding priority is given to qualified arts organizations (theaters, galleries, choral societies, festivals), arts in education programs conducted by qualified artists, and other community organizations that provide arts programs in the county. Grassroots funds are not generally awarded to arts organizations that receive funding through the North Carolina Arts Council's State Arts Resources. Projects must occur between July 1, 2011 May 15, 2012. Application forms and grant guidelines are available on the Rockingham County Arts Council website at or may be picked up at the Rockingham County Arts Council office Monday, Thursday & Friday between 11am-2pm. Rockingham County Arts Council will also mail applications and guidelines upon request. Applications must be received no later than 5pm, June 30, 2011. Art in the Justice Center Local artists: Call for Entry, Request for Qualifications The Rockingham County Arts Council is pleased to announce a Call for Artists requesting completed artwork by Rockingham County Artists, or artists that have a direct link to Rockingham County, and a Request for Qualification (RFQ) of artwork by Rockingham County Artists, or artists that have a direct link to Rockingham County, to produce artwork for a permanent exhibit in the new Justice Center. Prospectus will be available on our website soon, and available upon request by mail. Please contact us for more information- at this time the contracts are being reviewed and we will have the info ready soon. We are so excited about this project we had to spill some beans.... About Rockingham County Arts Council The Rockingham County Arts Council (RCAC) was founded in August of 1969 as a non-profit arts organization. The RCAC is the Designated County Partner of the North Carolina Arts Council, a state agency. We offer grants to community arts organizations and schools for quality arts projects and events throughout the county. For the past 40 years, the Rockingham County Arts Council has influenced the cultural life of our county through the many life-enriching arts programs we have helped sponsor - for local schools as well as the larger community. The RCAC is the focal point/umbrella organization for the arts and information about the arts in Rockingham County Rockingham County Arts Council P.O. Box 83 Wentworth, NC 27375 336.349.4039

Fine Arts Festival Deadlines Dates for entering the 2011 Fine Arts Festival are as follows at the Whitcomb Student Center on the Rockingham Community College Campus: • Music & Literature June 9th from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. • All Other Categories June 23rd from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Entry fees are $5.00 per category with a maximum of 5 entries per category. Complete entry information can be found by downloading the 2011 Festival Brochure at under Latest News on the homepage.

Berger Elected Vice-President Of DA’s Conference Rockingham County District Attorney Phil Berger, Jr. was elected Vice-President of the North Carolina Conference of District Attorneys during the month of April, at the group’s Spring conference in Raleigh. Berger was first elected District Attorney in 2006, has served on the Conference’s Executive Committee for four years. “The Conference of District Attorneys plays such an important role for prosecutors, law enforcement, and victims.” Berger said. “I am honored to have been selected to serve my colleagues in this capacity.” The North Carolina Conference of District Attorneys was established by statue in 1983. The Conference is responsible for assisting DA’s in “improving the administration of justice” and providing support to the 44 District Attorneys across North Carolina. In addition to regular training for prosecutors and law enforcement, the Conference also provides courses on capital litigation, sexual assault cases, impaired driving detection and prosecution, and other subject matter critical to the criminal justice system.

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Veteran’s from all branches were welcomed to the Veteran’s Expo on May where they were able to learn what the county and state have to offer to their service men and women. The Department of Veteran’s Affairs was also on hand with their travel trailer, to help newly separated veterans to readjust into civilian society.

Department of Social Services shared important information with the visiting veterans.

A new specialy shop opened at 209 S. Scales Street, Reidsville, in May, and the community as well as Chamber members and city officials came to welcome La Boutique, owned by Steve and Teresa Smith, long time business owners in the area already. Want to shop? 336-342-0900 Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10-6 and Saturdays 10-2

Along with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, many other entities discussed their various services with guest veterans.

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Safety Seating for Children Citizens passing by the Wentworth Fire Department on Friday, May 20th may have noticed the commotion in the parking lot as they drove by. An event was held to teach citizens how to properly install child passenger safety seats. But the event had another purpose, too. This public event was held to finish up the training for 18 technicians in training to get their certification as Child Passenger Safety Technicians. Members of the Reidsville and Eden, police and fire departments, Caswell DOT, King and Chapel Hill Fire Departments were hard at work learning from each car manual how each model and make of vehicle requires different procedures. After four intense days of training, the students, which included fire fighters as well as police officers, the final step was to show citizens in a face to face format, how to install their own specific children’s safety seating in their particular vehicles.

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From The Desks Of CITY HALL City powers up with solar energy With the rising cost of everything over the last few years, the City of Eden has been looking for ways to save energy and money. For the Wastewater Treatment facility, our largest single expense is electricity. There are motors and pumps all throughout the plant that are necessary for the treatment process. Most of these run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. With the renewed interest in alternative energy, we began looking into what could be integrated into our process. We had already been looking at ways to improve our process and mixers were one of the areas that we desperately needed. Our largest basin is part of a biological process that requires a certain amount of sustained dissolved oxygen. To keep this oxygen level where it needs to be, we have to run mechanical aerators all of the time. Our aerators had been upgraded years ago but in

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the process to make improvements and use less energy, the mechanical mixers that help to keep the solids in suspension were taken out. The upgraded aerators both aerate and mix, but they couldn’t do as much as was needed. The problem was that if you turned any of them off to reduce the air, the solids would settle in the basin and cause more problems. We began the process a few years ago by looking at different types of mixers that could aid in the process and allow some of the aerators to be turned off. There were some that could work in this process, but we would have to run additional electricity to these units. Any energy saved from turning off aerators would be used up by running additional mixers. At a trade show that I attended during this time, I found information on a solar powered mixer. It showed promises of doing the mixing that we needed without adding to our electrical cost. At the time, Solar Bee was the only manufacturer that was actively involved in producing these solar powered mixers. After several discussions with their representatives, we came to the conclusion that these units would work great

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in our process and pay for themselves over a short period of time. They had mostly been used in clean water with a clear record of success, and there was no real proof that they would have the exact same results in our type of water, but there was enough evidence that would do a similar job and have a decent payback time that would still justify the purchase. To begin with, we made a purchase of only one Solar Bee unit so that we could monitor the results and see for ourselves if this unit would perform like they said. We began by turning off the three aerators around where the mixer was. In the past when several of our aerators would go out because of mechanical problems, we would see signs that the solids were settling in the vicinity of the out of service aerators. With the Solar Bee in place, we saw no signs that this was occurring. Since our water was thicker than most applications, we did notice that the unit was not running as well first thing in the morning after several hours of darkness. In clear water, these units have a battery that will hold enough power to keep the unit running 24 hours a day. Our water caused the battery to drain quicker, but this was determined to not be a major obstacle. Shore power was an option to make up for the difference, but our plans were to run the aerators during the night hours to re-suspend any solids that may have begun settling. This way we would completely rely on solar power and the aerators in the basin could still be used on the days that the sun was not as bright. Within a year, we cut our electrical bill in half more than covering the purchase cost of the unit. This has proved to be very advantageous for our facility and our process. We have seen improvement in the treatment process and can better regulate the amount of oxygen and mixing within the basin. We were so happy with the success and quick payback that we purchased two more units to help the process. Now we are able to turn up to half of our aerators off during the high peak hours without having any negative impact on our plant. Within a couple more years, the cost savings will completely cover the cost of the additional units. After this, we will be able to reap the benefits of continued electrical savings for years to come. For this reason we are even more grateful for the “bright sunshiny days.”

Gildan acceptes Community Appearance Award. Pictured: Nick Freitag, Director-Wholesale Distribution, John Norwood, Maintenance Manager,Bill Griffin, Operations Manager,Stephanie Boothe, Accounting Manager City of Eden’s Mike Dougherty, Eden Director of Economic Development, Mayor John Grogan and Jim Burnette, Eden City Councilman The City of Eden Community Appearance Commission presented the May Community Appearance Award to Gildan Activewear, located on Meadow Road. Gildan recently completed a multi-million dollar addition to their distribution center, including new landscaping, entrance sign and flagpoles. Currently, more than 300 people are employed at the Eden facility. Gildan is the largest distributor of Tshirts in the United States. The Community Appearance Award is presented monthly to a business that has made exterior improvements to their grounds or building. Congratulations to Gildan for making Eden a more beautiful place to live, work and play!

Beloved police department employee set for retirement By Reece Pyrtle, Police Chief

How often do you meet people in your life and think to yourself, “They are a much better person than I am.” That leads to the question, how many times did you really mean it? Well for the last 20 years I have worked with such a person at the Eden Police Department. Mrs. Louise Hammock Hammock started her career with the police department in 1987 as a part-time Records Clerk. In July 1991, Louise’s job became full time and she has been a fixture at the department ever since. She is the one that greets our citizens with a smile at our customer window. She is also the one that answers our administrative phone lines with a soft sweet voice. Louise cares about our community and the people that live in it. Over the years she has gone far and beyond what is written in her job description in order to do the right thing and provide individuals with quality customer service. Louise is just as equally polite to a citizen, delivery person, or a community service worker. In all the years that I have known her, I have never heard her say a cross word about another individual. On June 30, Louise will retire from the Eden Police Department. The person taking her place will have some big shoes to fill. They will have to work without complaint and maintain a constant smile on their face. I am sure upon retirement Louise will spend time with her family, garden and do some traveling. We are all happy for her, but she will be missed around the office. We are all better people for the time that we have spent with her over the years. So to her we say “a pleasant goodbye.”

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Jury Finds Reidsville Man Guilty of Arson A Rockingham County jury found Franklin McArthur Pleasant guilty of First Degree Arson during the week of May 2nd in superior Court. The 29 year old Reidsville resident was sentenced to 44-62 months in prison by Judge Robinson Hassell. On April 1, 2010, Pleasant called the county 911 center twice to report that he set his duplex on fire and didn’t want to live. His uncle, Roger Vaughn, was asleep in the adjacent portion of the duplex. Mr. Vaughn awoke when emergency vehicles arrived, and he was able to make it out of the home safely before the fire spread to his apartment. The Rockingham County Fire Marshall’s Office and the SBI investigated the crime, and they were able to determine that the fire was set in Mr. Pleasant’s kitchen using gasoline. As a side note, this was the last jury trial in the old Rockingham County Courthouse. The county’s new courthouse opened May 16.

Rural Development Loan Program Rural Development 502 Direct Loan Program has been allocated $1.1B nationwide. RD guaranteed funds are $24B nationwide. RD funding provides for eligible applicants who do not own adequate housing and want to purchase a home or build may be able to receive 100% financing along with possible payment subsidy on RD direct loan program. No down payment in required and closing costs may be included in loan. Applicants must have adequate repayment ability and acceptable credit. The website below will determine if your adjusted gross household income based upon family household size will qualify you for assistance. Look for income eligibility on the left side. Rural Development 504 Home Improvement and Repair Loan Programs provides existing home owners with deeded ownership and also reside may be eligible to receive up to $20,000 loan at a 1% interest rate. You must be at least 18 years of age and have acceptable credit. Loans are available to pay tap on fees, install new wells. Septic systems,make home more assessable and/or energy efficient, install new HVAC, roof, etc… Applications 62 years and older may be able to receive some grant assistance. Call 336 694 4162 extension 4 for more information or to request an application.

Boating Safety Course Offered The Madison-Mayodan Recreation Department will be holding a Boating Safety Course sponsored by the NC Wildlife Commission on Friday, June 24th from 1:00 – 7:00pm and Friday, July 15th from 2:00 – 8:00 pm. All those interested in participating in this course will need to go on-line at to register. For further information, contact the Madison-Mayodan Recreation Department at (336) 548-2789.

Annual Fishing Derby Returns Register now for the Madison-Mayodan Recreation Department Annual Fishing Derby to be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 25th at Farris Memorial Park. Check-in and on-site registration will be from 7 to 8 a.m. Sponsored by Mayflower Seafood Restaurant, this event will cost $7.00 for ages 14 and older and $2.00 for ages 13 and under. All participants registered will receive a t-shirt. Prizes and awards will go to winners in various age divisions for the biggest fish and most combined weight. Participants will need to bring their own bait. All ages will fish together and bank and pier fishing only will be allowed. To pre-register, please call the recreation department at (336)548-9572 or (336)548-2789.

Toys For Tots United State Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots is having a Duathlon. Duathlon – 5K Run/Walk and 40K Bike Ride will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2011, located at Reidsville YMCA, race will begin and end here. The race, day registration/checking begins at 6:30 a.m., Duathlon /5K begins at 8 a.m., Bike only begins at 9 a.m. Register online at Individual entry fees are $25 5K runners/walkers or bikers; Duathlon $40. Team Fees are $40 per team. Awards for the top 3 males and females overall, plus the top 3 in each age group and top team. All paid registrants will be entered to win door prizes. Mail to: Toys for Tots Duathlon c/o Precision Timing Systems, LLC Post Office Box 39505, Greensboro, NC 27438

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Judith Warren Boutique and Bridal End of season sale on bridals-new fall-winter in now! Place those maid’s orders for fall and winter for best delivery dates. You need to see the new Alfred Angelo bridesmaid’s offered in 55 different colors! Coming soon is the replica of the Royal Wedding Gown! You will be able to purchase Kate’s dress at a much less modest price. Come by the store and put your name on the call list. We hope to see you soon. Judith Warren is located at 640 Washington Street in the Olde Leaksville Shopping District Kim’s Pottery Studio Ben Winslow opened this pottery studio and retail store at 655 Washington St. store in late May. Mr. Winslow will teach classes as well as sell pottery. Tracey’s Sandwich Shop and Deli This business has opened in the former Reno’s Pizza location on Monroe Street. Tracey serves sandwiches and daily special entrees. She also has a salad bar. Rockingham Literacy Project Adult Literacy Tutor Training Mon. and Weds., July 11, 13, 18, and 20 (plan to attend all 4 sessions) 3-6 p.m., at the Rockingham County Literacy Project 705-A Washington Street, Eden Call Jean at 627-0007 for more information or to pre-register.

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REIDSVILLE – In late May A van plowed into the confederate soldier monument that has stood in the roundabout at North Scales and Morehead streets for 100 years and severely damaged the statue. At 4:47 a.m. May 23rd, the monument was struck by a 1999 Chevrolet van driven by Mark Anthony Vincent, 40, of 3905 Hope Valley Lane, Greensboro, according to Reidsville police reports. The van was traveling south on North Scales Street when it drove into the monument. Vincent told police officers he had fallen asleep and the last thing he remembered was being at the intersection of Wentworth Street and Scales Street. No citation has been issued. The accident is still under investigation. The head of the statue was imbedded in the hood of the vehicle and had to be retrieved by City employees from the van, which had been towed to the driver’s residence in Greensboro. The future of the monument is uncertain. “This is a very unfortunate incident that occurred in our City this morning,” Mayor James K. Festerman said. “While the monument has been a significant fixture in our downtown area for 100 years, we also realize that it has invoked strong feelings within our community,” the Mayor noted. “We want to be very conscious of those feelings; therefore, we plan to proceed cautiously as we determine what actions we will be taking as a result of this incident.” Mayor Festerman said he also appreciated the sensitivity shown by City employees in collecting the remnants of the statue, including going to Greensboro to retrieve the parts of the soldier imbedded in the vehicle. “They have been very careful as they have attempted to get back parts of this historic statue,” he said. The confederate soldier has stood in the downtown area since the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) began raising money for it in the early 1900s. The statue was unveiled on June 29, 1910. The UDC held a small celebration on June 29th last year to recognize its 100th birthday. Historians have said the statue is unique because it faces south rather than north as most Confederate monuments. The soldier’s gun position is at rest by his side which is also different from most such statues.

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Investing In Rockingham County’s Quality of Life Continued from Page 25 Joshua’s Troops A trip to Washington, DC is being sponsored by the Madison/Mayodan Recreation Department on September 13-16. Cost is $399 per person, double occupancy. The trip will include visits to various sites in Washington and the World War II Veterans Memorial. Call the Recreation Center at 548-2789 for more information if you are interested and ask for Cheryl. After four years of interviewing, writing and rewriting, Marilyn Swinson’s book, Scars of War: Combat Airmen/Joshua’s Troops, is making its way through the necessary process with the publisher. It should be available for purchase within the next few weeks. Marilyn reports that working on this manuscript, getting to hear the war stories of local veterans first hand has been one of the most rewarding experiences of her life. Her hope is that everyone who reads the book will gain a greater understanding and appreciation for the terrible price that has been paid for the freedoms we often take for granted. Pat Ransone’s father, Howard Gurley, is featured on the cover of Marilyn’s book.

DA’s Office in New Courthouse The Rockingham County District Attorney’s Office settled into the new courthouse during the week of May 16, 2011, with a full load of cases. In all, the DA’s office conducted 2 jury trials and had more than 1,300 cases on the criminal dockets this week. The cases ranged from traffic matters in Administrative Court to a hearing in a murder case. “This was a big week for the District Attorney’s Office and the county as a whole,” said Rockingham County District Attorney Phil Berger, Jr. “I am extremely proud of the work we did this week in the new building. Also, the bailiffs with the Sheriff’s Department deserve special recognition for their outstanding work in the courtroom.” There were over 250 cases and nearly 100 probation violations on the Superior Court calendars. In addition, there were more than 450 traffic cases in Administrative Court. Nearly 550 criminal and juvenile cases were in criminal District Court. Cases of Note • Jonathan Williams, 18, of Reidsville, pled guilty to Attempted First Degree Rape of a Child, Attempted First Degree Sex Offense with a Child, and two counts of Indecent Liberties with a Child. Williams was sentenced to 94-122 months in prison. He was also ordered to register as a sex offender and to be placed n lifetime satellite based monitoring. • Sandy Kallam, 44, of Madison was sentenced to 68-91 months in prison upon her plea of guilty to Solicitation to Commit Murder. • Thomas Scales, 52, of Mayodan, was sentenced to 19-23 months in prison for Breaking/Entering, Larceny, and Injury to Property.

Former RCC nursing students distinguish themselves As the nation celebrated May 6-12 as National Nurses Week, the North Carolina Nurses Association held several events. One was a celebration to honor the Triad’s outstanding nurses. Each year during this celebration, only 10 area nurses are chosen to be nominees for the coveted “Nurse of Distinction” designation. This year, out of the 108 submissions, one-third of the 10 chosen as nominees were graduates of Rockingham Community College’s nursing program. RCC Dean of Health Sciences, Tom Harding, said, “I am proud that RCC is among the area’s leaders in shaping the future of nursing and in providing competent, caring graduates to help serve the health care needs in our communities.” The three former RCC students were Lauren Brown, Brenda S. Coleman and Heather Parrish. Lauren Brown, 29, is employed at LeBauer HealthCare in the Cardiology unit. She was nominated by cardiologist Thomas Stuckey because of her compassion, thoughtfulness, quiet commitment, dedicated service and knowledge. Brenda Coleman, 62, is an assistant instructor in the certified nursing assistant program at RCC. During four decades in the nursing profession, Coleman has worked in the public, private and educational sectors. In addition to her role at RCC, she currently serves as a parish nurse in Madison. She was nominated by her niece, Kathy Brown, because of her inspiration, drive to help others, commitment and dedication to make a difference and improve the lives of others. Heather Parrish, 37, is employed at Beacon Place/Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro. She was nominated by Beacon Place Senior Director of Quality and Compliance, Sue Sciabbarrasi, for her clinical skills, compassion and reassuring presence for those receiving hospice care and their family members. RCC is proud to have so many of its graduates earn the nomination for Triad Nurse of Distinction.

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Reidsville Downtown Cruise The Reidsville Downtown Cruise In in May featured the EZ Street Cruiser’s Car Club, The Reidsville Downtown Corpor-ation and the City of Reidsville host the event. The back drop of twinkle lights on the trees, American flags and the general beauty of Downtown Reidsville was the perfect spot for this special monthly event. From the Monument to Market Square the streets were adorned with classic cars, music and special shopping. Merchants, restaurants and cafes were open for your shopping and dinning pleasure! Guests were asked to bring canned food items for the local food bank. The Cruise In 2011 goal is 1 ton of food…..that’s only 375 cans per Cruise In. The fun began with DJ Kenny Lofits will be playing Rock-n-Roll and Beach Music at Mural Park.

TEACHING LOVE Amanda Rorrer, Contributing writer Author of I Corinthians 13:13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. Teenagers are strange creatures. When I was in college, people would look at me with raised eyebrows and gapping mouths when I spoke of my major and intentions to teach high school. “Why?” they would ask. I thought, why not? Let me dispel myths that teaching any age compared to another is “easy.” I’ve worked with all ages of children, and teenagers just happen to be what I like the most. Teenagers have driven me to the point of wanting to pull my hair out, but one afternoon with my daughter’s Kindergarten class filled with waisthigh people was all it took to reassure myself that teenagers aren’t so bad. The Kindergartener (like my daughter) who has to pee every thirty minutes is no more or less frustrating than the sophomore who asks to be excused every class period. A teacher of any age group must have the passion and heart to handle the group as a whole while simultaneously meeting the needs of the individual. It’s a huge task for teachers. I think that most teachers, and parents, can empathize with what follows to some degree. Basic sociology teaches us that we all have many different roles and identities in life. Teachers are time keepers, organizers, planners, motivators, and encouragers. We are responsible for maintaining a controlled and safe environment for learning. We want to be a friend, a trusted person, in the lives of our students, but we must maintain discipline in the classroom. We have procedures to follow and procedures to enforce in order to have an environment that fosters learning. As my first year of teaching comes to a close, I think about everything my students have taught me this year. They have helped teach me in ways that only another teacher can understand. Every lesson did not go exactly as I had planned. There were good days and hard days. There were days I knew my students listened, days when I wondered if they even heard a word I said, and days when it was my turn to listen. In an English class, we have the opportunity to study literature and universal themes that apply to each of us in different ways. The perspectives that my students bring to the classroom are often very different from mine, because their lives and lived experiences are so different from me and each other. We read Nicholas Sparks’ novel A Walk to Remember. It’s a wonderful book about growing up, making choices, and losing a loved one. It lends itself to discussions about Christianity, God’s plan, facing one’s own mortality, and love. They groaned at first. The guys said it was a “chick book” and made fun of it. But by the end, I think we had all grown from our discussions. Love is a universal theme that we can all relate to. It is something we crave, we must have it for survival; it’s something we truly need. If love is not found in the right places, it will be sought after from the wrong

places. Boy or girl, tall or short, gay or straight, skinny or fat, believer, or Rorrer non-believer, young or old…it doesn’t matter. Love transcends skin color and ethnicity and language. We all struggle to fit in, to find our place, and to be loved. I am expected to teach many things like grammar and literacy skills and writing. I’ve been taught to encourage and embrace diversity. All of these have validity. I was told to love my students, and I do. I didn’t realize that it was necessary for me to teach love as well. For some people, love comes easier than others. Some have more exposure to it. Yet others have only the conflicting and misleading images of love from our society and culture where “anything goes” and some forms of diversity are embraced a little too much, in my opinion. We wrote about what love means to us as individuals. I was surprised at how quickly some students wanted to share and pumped that we had finally found something we could all relate to. Then we came to the portion of the book that includes I Corinthians 13, you know, what’s often referred to as “The Love Chapter” in the Bible. We consulted and delved into the primary source, being the chapter in the Bible. We analyzed the text and processed it, compared and contrasted our lived experiences with those of the characters in the book. But most importantly, we all came to examine our lives and relationships. We learned that love is more than an emotion we are caught up in at the moment. Love is a commitment, whether it is husband/wife, boyfriend/girlfriend, parent/child, teacher/student, or friend /friend. We learned what love is and what love isn’t. My students helped me to take a long, hard look at my own life, relationships, and interactions with people. In some places of the world, we couldn’t have those conversations. There may come a time when Sparks’ book is banned, and the opportunity to discuss I Corinthians openly in a classroom setting is not allowed. I may get a phone call from an angry parent when this hits the press, who knows! But for now, it isn’t banned, and our lessons were aligned with state standards. Not taking advantage of the opportunity to share and learn about love would have been tragic, and I must answer to standards higher than the state. At one point, the room was silent, and I couldn’t buy a comment from my most talkative bunch. One student said, “Mrs. Rorrer, you really got me thinking!” I was joyous and sad all at the same time. Their silence was an indicator that their brains and hearts were working; their tough guard had been momentarily let down. I realized that for many, this was the first time they had really thought about the subject, and even sadder, some may have no real influence of love in their lives. It’s not possible for me to answer life’s hardest questions…the kind that aren’t found on any exam or EOG Test…the kind they struggle with deep inside and cover with a superfi-

cial smile. In other words, as their English teacher, I will never know the full extent of the influences they encounter beyond the parameters of my classroom. I don’t force my beliefs on them, but I do encourage them to share their beliefs through writing and discussion when applicable. These formats help them process and make sense of the complex world in which they live. Love is our greatest challenge and largest responsibility as teachers and parents. Teenagers are tough. They have thick skin. But when you take away the i-pods, cell phones, hip clothes, and punk attitude, one thing is sure. Our children want to know what love is. More than that, they want to know that they are loved.

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Formal training was done at the Guide Dog Foundation training facility which provides these animals free of charge to the recipients, but the cost can be astronomical to train them, therefore many sponsors are to thank for the process of providing the animals fully trained.. At the school the dogs are tested in special areas so that they learn when to eat, and change direction if it is pressed. Also they are tested at the schoolFoundation with shotguns or loud noises to see if they are frightened by loud noises and other trials to see how they will act in certain situations. Dog distractions like parading a pet poodle in front of them while they are in harness or other things they may run across in real life. The potential dog has to be matched to the student and if I could not handle large powerful dog like Murphy I would have been matched to another dog. Most women are matched to Golden Retrievers, Poodles, regular smaller Black Labs with a mild personality and easy gait. Because no one but Robbie should call the dog by name, we will just call him “Jack” for this purpose. Prospective puppies are put with Puppy Raisers for socializing and taking out in public until they are old enough for formal training. Recently “Jack’s” Puppy Raisers (socializers), Barsha & John Cooke, drove to Eden from New Hampshire for a visit with their former furry trainee and Johnson. . With the two-day drive behind them, they were anxious to re-introduce their dog Cedar to “Jack”. The

Barsha & John Cooke reunite with “Jack” in Eden two dogs knew each other during ple still says “It’s the best thing the training period, and seemed we’ve ever done.” Being a trainto actually remember each other er brings a new awareness to during the visit. what the blind have to go through The couple became “Puppy on a daily basis. raisers” and socialized the guide According to Wikipedia dog when he was smaller by tak- Guide dogs (also called seeinging him out in public and getting eye dogs) are assistance dogs him accustomed to places like a trained to lead blind and visually dentist’s office, restaurants, and impaired people around obstastores, to prevent him from being cles. Although the dogs can be startled, nervous or acting up in trained to navigate various obstapublic as he grew up. cles, they are partially (redWhen “Jack” was a puppy green) color blind and are not the Cooke’s had him in situations capable of interpreting street from riding on a small Johnboat signs. at the lake to walking around in The handler of the dog does airplanes. Some things they had the directing, based upon skills to prepare the dog for can be a acquired through previous mobilchallenges, like Halloween ity training. In other words, the masks, flashing lights and strange handler must know how to get sounds, screaming crowds, movie theaters, train brakes as well as grocery stores with its many distracting scents. Other challenges were having to get up at all hours of the night, having to learn specific commands to use, what rules to follow, and filling out the monthly report as to how he was progressing. Questions like: Does he pull on the harness? What fears does he exhibit? How fast or slow does he move? Many think that these dogs would need to have the loving attention that we treat our Johnson on left with his faithful friend pets with, but that’s not the case. When they are in harness they are work- from one place to another, but the ing. No petting or unnecessarily dog gets them there safely. calling his name is permitted. It The first guide dog training can confuse him. Working dogs schools were established in cannot eat while on the harness. Germany during World War I, to When puppies, and throughout enhance the mobility of returning the training, you have to be firm veterans who were blinded in and dogs have to be told to “go” combat. The United States foland “eat” when off duty as well lowed suit in 1929 with The as to “leave it”. Seeing Eye in Nashville. Some Johnson did note, “When I states have used the prisoners to was doing PT for broken ankle train several dogs, which cuts the one day I was there they closed training costs down as well as off the office and we did free run give rehabilitation opportunities him off harness. He ran wild and to the prisoners. they could not believe how much To find out more about the difference he can be when the programs visit the Guide Dog harness comes off and he is off Foundation at duty!” With all the things to learn, do and go through for the 10 months they had “Jack”, the cou-


Guarding lives and making friends It wasn’t a hot summer day, but a late spring, drizzly day when 20 or so students taking the Red Cross Lifeguard training course finished their training with a dip in the 4-H Center’s pond. On May 12th the BetsyJeff Penn 4-H Center welcomed the class of lifeguard trainees to use the pond for their final test. Lee Mills, instructor of the spring class, was on hand to give support and tell the students what to expect. Ranging from age 15 to the mid 20’s, the students trekked down to the pond in their flip flops, jackets and sweats to enter the cool water. Also worried about leaches and snakes, the students joked nervously but after they were in the water it was simply excitement and camaraderie. Canoes were launched to support the swimmers and to mark the outside barriers of their swim around the pond and back to the dock. Students were unaware there was a bright yellow practice dummy submerged in the water beneath them. The practice dummy was used to see if any students would

find it hovering at the bottom, when they were told to troll the bottom for a few feet. Everyone did great on their exciting trip around the lake, some took to the water like pros, and some lagged behind but finished the swim just as ordered. Getting out of the water was a challenge in itself; after all it wasn’t the warmest day on record. The Red Cross offers lifesaving classes including Lifeguard Training, CPR and more for anyone who wants to learn these

skills. The next Lifeguard Training will be in the spring unless there is a huge demand for a summer class. The classes take approximately 10 weekly sessions and include CPR, AED, oxygen administration, disease prevention and first aid. The Red Cross classes include Waterfront life guarding which includes lake service as well as swimming pool life guarding. The Red Cross offers training in all these, available upon request to individuals or groups, by calling 349-3434.

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Summer mania begins at RCC for area children Parents, the time is here to make plans for your children’s summer activities. If you are looking for day camp experiences where your child can be creative, physically active and have fun while learning, the Eaglemania summer program at Rockingham Community College has what you want. Eaglemania is designed for children who will be in grades 1-8 in the upcoming 2011-12 school year. Beginning June 20, camps include tennis, drawing, golf, Red Cross babysitter training, horsemanship, career exploration and outdoor adventure. This is followed the next week by CSI, cheerleading and carton and comic drawing. Looking ahead at July, camps will be offered in musical theater, dance, jewelry making, cooking, volleyball, cake decorating, experience the military, zumba, painting on canvas hiking and nature walks, and jump rope and aerobic fitness. Each camp meets for one week (Monday through Friday) and four hours each day. Campers may attend two camps per week. Additional Eaglemania information, including descriptions of each class, enrollment form, and payment options, is available at Don’t wait – classes can fill up. For more information, contact Helen Pokrzywa at 342-4261, Ext. 2177.

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Beach Party is Heading to Hawaii When you hear the word “Hawaii” what images of our 50th state conjure up in your mind? Pineapples, great surfing, hula girls, lush tropical climes, maybe even volcanoes might be some of the things you visualize. Well the Morehead Memorial Hospital Foundation is bringing a few of the items to their 13th Annual Beaches of the World which will have a definite Hawaiian theme. Whether it’s the leis you receive when you are greeted at the door, the tasty appetizers which will follow the theme with pineapples and coconuts, it will be a great evening for those who attend. Who knows, you may even get to learn the hula! This year the party is mov-

ing to a new venue, the Whistle Jacket Grille, 441 Mebane Bridge Road, Eden. For those who may not be interested in putting on a grass skirt to learn the hula, don’t worry. The evening’s entertainment will be provided by the legendary Band of Oz, a favorite of

local shaggers. Plan for a fun evening which will also include a great silent auction! So, if you have always wanted to go to Hawaii, here is your chance to get a taste of it without leaving the area or expense of traveling for days and the price of the airline tickets. Beach party tickets are $40 per person, and you can make reservations and get more information by calling the Foundation office at (336) 627-6334. Proceeds for the evening will benefit the hospital’s intensive care unit refurbishment program. So get on your craziest Hawaiian shirt for you men and muumuus for the ladies and come out for a great time to benefit a great cause. Aloha!

Hundreds strolled the isles of the Eden Chamber of Commerce Business Expo held in May at the Eden Events center in Eden Mall. The visitors were treated to gifts, doorprizes, and information from over 50 vendors welcoming them to learn more about their community and their businesses. There tables representing restuarants, services, insurance, news outlets, retail, construction, funeral homes, and banks, just to name a few. City Tourism Director Cindy Adams said, “I though it was a very nice show, I thought the overall theme of “Thinking Local and Buying Local” was very appropriate, it had a festive atmosphere to it,” and she added, “ I was up front, and everyone I saw leaving had a smile on their face and had a really good experience, top notch.”

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First row, l-r: Courtney Burroughs, Erica Clark, Daphne Kennon, Jennifer Taylor, Maria Thacker, Jennifer Stogdale, Anne Marie Wilson, Shelly Evans, Mary Martin. Second row, l-r: Ray Knirs, Kelly Donovan, Lynzee Blackstock, Daphne McLaughlin, Sheila Webb, Xanina Howe, Andrew Bowman, Matthew Edwards. Third row, l-r: Dale Earles Jones, Susan Dominick, Ebony Austin, Khori Navarre, William Wood. Fourth row, l-r: Stephen Dunn, Rose Black, Dustin McCall, Daniel McCall, Steve Bennett, Christopher Moore. Not pictured, Addie Bowling, Thomas Dunbar, James Harmon, Kristina Johnson, Christopher Moore, Terry Nelson, Tommy Oestreich, Alex Sharp, Jonathan Wilkinson.

Students Awarded for excellence, achievements “There is no thrill greater for a teacher than to see a student excel,” said Dr. Bob Lowdermilk, vice president for student development at Rockingham Community College. “And there is no greater thrill for an organization than to see its members achieve excellence and develop leadership skills.” To honor the excellence achieved in the classroom and within the various organizations on campus, the annual Student Award Day was held April 26 at RCC in the Advanced Technologies building auditorium. Awards were given in three groups: organization awards, academic achievement, and service. Organization awards were given to the following: Criminal justice club: Distinguished Officer Award, Ebony Austin, Susan Dominick; Leadership Award, Jennifer Rose Black, Jennifer Taylor; Service Award: Lisa Joyce. Science club: Distinguished Officer Award, Daphne McLaughlin; Leadership Award, Ray Knirs; Service Award, Khori Navarre, William Wood.

Student Government Association: Distinguished Officer Award, Daphne Kennon; Homecoming recognitions: King, Steve Bennett; Queen, Lynzee Blackstock. Organization of the year: Science Club. Academic achievement awards were given to the following: Division of Business Technologies: Outstanding Student, Dale Earles Jones; first runner-up, Stephen Dunn; second runner-up, Jennifer Taylor. Division of Health Sciences: Student Achievement Award: Ann Marie Wilson. Division of Humanities/Social Sciences: Associate in Arts Outstanding Student, Courtney Burroughs; Associate in Fine Arts Outstanding Student, Alex Sharp. Division of Industrial Technologies: Student of the Year, Thomas E. Dunbar. Division of Math and Science: Distinguished Math and Science Student, Matthew Edwards; Outstanding Associate in Science Graduate: Daphne McLaughlin. North Carolina Community

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Rockingham Community College Helps Establish Careers RCC Students named to academic lists

Left-right, first row - Katey Thompson, Morgan Chatman, Erin Paton, Mandy Dehart, Myrielle Summers, Laura Shelton; second row - Ashley Lovings, Gina Burgess, Carrie Nykamp, Elizabeth Hurd, Lacey Coone, Terrie Blankenship; third row - Robert White, Lisa Craddock, Angela Biggs, Jessica Pruett, Stephanie Wodhanil, Brandon Hunter, Douglas Thompson.

Respiratory Therapy students pinned The Rockingham Community College graduating respiratory therapy class of 2011 received their respiratory therapy pins April 28 during an evening ceremony in the RCC auditorium. The purpose of the ceremony is to publicly recognize the achievements of the students in completing the rigorous two-year program, one deemed mentally, emotionally and physically challenging by the Dean of Health Sciences Division and Director of the Respiratory Therapy Program, Tom Harding. On a personal level, the ceremony recognizes those who were instrumental in each student’s achievement. These individuals are honored by the student who asks them to participate in the pinning. “I look forward to this ceremony every year,” said Respiratory Therapy Instructor and Clinical Coordinator Vickie Chitwood. “I hope our students enjoy it. Mine was personal and I want them to have the same experience.” Listed by city of residence, class members are: Eden – Terrie Blankenship, Lisa Craddock, Mandy Dehart, Elizabeth Hurd, Robert White; Greensboro – Myrielle Summers; Kernersville – Douglas Thompson; Lewisville – Brandon Hunter; Madison – Jessica Pruett; Mayodan – Morgan Chatman; Oak Ridge – Erin Paton, Laura Shelton; Reidsville – Ashley Lovings, Carrie Nykamp, Katey Thompson, Stephanie Wodhanil; Stokesdale – Angela Biggs; Stoneville – Lacey Coone; Summerfield – Gina Burgess

Rockingham Community College announces those named to the spring semester 2011 President’s List and Dean’s List. To qualify for the President's List, students must be enrolled full-time (12 or more credit hours) and maintain a 4.0 gradepoint average. President’s List (listed by city of residence): Brown Summit – Xanina Rae Howe, Jonathan Lee Worley; Danbury – Brittany Elizabeth Fulmer; Eden – Portia Marlene Adams, Lynsey Lee Caillouet, Matthew Jordan Edwards, Priscilla Ann Hairston, William Bryan Ivie, Will Laprade, Lacy Jade Long, Desbee Tyrone McDaniel, Laurin Elizabeth Nance, Johnny Jerome Price, Naomi Blackstock Sanders, James A.L. Spencer, Charles Anthony Spencer, James Walker Thomasson, Sharon Rene Wade, Deborah S. Wheatley, Robert Lane Wilson, Cassidy Brooke Wright; Gibsonville – Rochelle Nicole McCain, Raquel Tasha McCain;

Greensboro – Michael Scott Jones; Madison – Joshua Scott Pruett; Mayodan – Jerry Allen Hobbs, Samantha Shae Mabe; Pelham – Alan Dale Peek; Reidsville – Chiquita Danielle Baity, Kim Nichole Blackwell, April Dawn Broadnax, Crystal Dawn Carter, Rachel Louise Coe, Cameron Jones Curry, Susan Leonard Dominick, Thomas Emmett Dunbar, Stephen Donald Hennis, Jennifer Lynn Isley, Jeremy D. Knowlton, Brandie Marie Moore, Ashley Ann Porterfield, Jennings Bryan Reid, Richard Alan Saunders, Brittney Nicole Williams; Ruffin – Jamie Marie Fuller, Brandi Jayna Kennon, Robert Keith Shaw, Ann Marie Wilson. Stokesdale – Terri Lawson Flinchum, Kirstin Emilie Friddle, John David Payne; Stoneville – Kimberly Lynn Boyd, Curtis Raymond DelPezzo, Hannah Whitley Evans, Jake Kenneth Gusler, Linda Cameran Jones, Kristina Brooke Martin, David William

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William Wicker, far right, back row, and Cody Martin, back row, pose with fellow RCC certified nursing assistant graduates.

Nontraditional careers in nursing They are called angels of mercy; those nurses and nursing assistants in white who tend the sick, hurt and dying. Today, it’s a plus if that angel wears pants and has a baritone voice. Employers are looking for nontraditional employees. This has nothing to do with the person’s philosophy, habits, or fashion. It has everything to do with gender. Employers are looking for men educated for roles in career such as certified nursing assistant, nurse, elementary teacher, etc. Conversely, they are eager to put trained women in careers such as law enforcement, machining, welding and more. A man or woman willing and able to fill those nontraditional slots has a certain advantage over the traditional job seeker. Two men recently graduated from the certified nursing assistant (CNA) program at Rockingham Community College. One, John Wicker, had been laid off and needed to reenter the workforce quickly. Certified nursing assistants can typically find employment. The other, Cody Martin, is pursuing enough education and patient care hours to eventually qualify as a physician’s assistant. But, really, nursing assistant? Can a guy remain “manly” in that role? Wicker, affectionate-

ly known by his classmates as “Big John,” laughs at the idea that retaining one’s masculinity is a problem. “Actually,” said Wicker, “there’s a big need for male CNA’s. Their extra strength is a huge plus.” Martin agrees. “There’s nothing you do that compromises you as a man.” Becoming a CNA quickly goes beyond the issue of manhood. It goes beyond the need to enter the workforce quickly. According to both Wicker and Martin, any person who works directly with patients has to want to be in that field. “The importance of a CNA’s work is enormous,” said Wicker. “I’ve always enjoyed helping others but when I got into this field, it felt like a calling.” Certified nursing assistants are the front line people in patient care. They see patients frequently throughout the day so they are often the first to notice subtle changes. Their knowledge of the human body – what is normal and abnormal in all the systems – combined with their observations allows them to alert nurses and doctors to changes in the patient’s health. This has preserved the quality of life for an untold number of people and saved the lives of others. Their role is invaluable. But they must

take their jobs seriously in order to have that kind of impact. To that end, job training is key. “The RCC teachers were incredible,” said Wicker as Martin nodded in agreement. “They maintained a positive attitude even when we messed up. They supported and encouraged us.” Martin added, “Sometimes the professionals we observed made mistakes. Our training was so good we could spot those mistakes.” Program graduates must become licensed before they can work in the field. In mid-April, Martin took the licensing exam; the first one in his class to do so. He said the training he received allowed him to pass with no problems. “No matter how far I go in this field, I’m glad I started as a CNA,” said Martin. “It’s helped me develop empathy, learn to build patient trust, and learn how to talk to patients and build rapport. It’s been invaluable.” Wicker is also glad of his CNA beginnings. “I found a career I love. I think, now, I want to advance and become a nurse.” Other men, they say, should follow in their footsteps if they think they would like a career in patient health care.


Rockingham Community College Helps Establish Careers RCC Students named to academic lists... continued Medlin, Tamara Richardson Nunes-Gusman, Michelle Marie Reichl, Shannon Prillaman Tucker, Christopher Terrance Whitsett, Candy Shelton Wilson; Summerfield – Kevin Matthew Yawn; Walnut Cove – Kelly Gene Doane, Caleb John Dyer; Winston Salem – Jacob William Dyer; Yanceyville – Pamela Slade Douglas. To qualify for the Dean's List, students must be full-time and maintain a grade-point average of 3.25 or higher. Dean's List (listed by city of residence): Brown Summit – Taylor Christian Stevens; Charlotte – Raymond Carlin Moye; Eden – Lisa Fix Akers, Georgette Shlenia Artis, Timothy Wayne Bailey, Rhonda Gibbs Barker, Abigail Ruth Baynes, Amanda Lynn Beachum, Zain Tariq Bhatti, Brittney Nicole Bowers, Andrew Craig Bowman, Iszak Daniel Bush, Charles Buss, Katie Nicole Chandler, Gregory Blake Chatham, Tammy Michelle Clifton, Donald Wayne Craddock, Constance Nicole Dickerson, Carlton Lee Dorsett, Alyssa Ryland Dubay, Stephanie Glenn Ellis, John Arthur Fulton, Patrick Sean Goin, Catrell Raymond Graham, Levon Graves, Tanyal M. Hairston, Crystal Nicole Hampton, Titus Mark Harrison, Erica Nicole Hudson, Jessica Hall Jones, James Brandon Kendrick, Rebecca Ellen Kyle, Christie Massey Moricle, Latisha Rachelle Moyer, Mandy Marie Overby, Martika Shadae Patterson, Veronica Martin Peatross, Christopher Michael Pratt, Kevin Wayne Pulliam, Frankie Lee Reynolds, Christopher Taylor Rorrer, Marquita Nicole Scales, Cody James Snow, Richard Wayne Toler, Kayla Lynn Vernon, Alexander James Widmark, Sari Alyse Williams, Darnell Lawrence Wilson; Greensboro – Paula Anona Chavis, Stacy Gayle Downing, Taylor Thorne Lee, Daphne Nicole McLaughlin, Sara Beth Miller; Kernersville – Douglas James Thompson; Madison – Jessica Dawn Cardwell, Betty Thornton Gatewood, Lekisha Marie Hughes, Teresa Kaye Hundley, David Michael Knight, Kimberly Shannon Lemons, Amanda Leigh Martin, Heather Lea Myrick, Jessica L. Oakes, Jessica Marie Pruett, Rebecca Creteena Shough, Phillip Bradley Tatum, Sarah Nicole Warren; Mayodan – Lance Christian Brown, Jesse Dean Bullins, Kevin Wayne McHone, Sheritta Dalton Moore, Samuel James Price; McLeansville – Gail Causey Matthews; Pelham – Tomacin R. Brown, Lavinia MacHelle Lee; Pine Hall – Megan Elizabeth Shuler; Providence – Jessica Brooke Willis;

Reidsville – Darrell Lamont Aikens, Angela Michelle Annas, William Cole Apple, Tonya Ann Barnes, Michael Chad Burns, Wendy Wilson Carter, Anna Marie Carter, Erica Renea Clark, Kimberly Hooker Dalton, Kathy Reynolds Davis, Amy Dawn Deel, Timothy Dale Denny, Sheila Denise Deskins, Roxanne Alice Dillon, April Renee Draper, Teresa Booth Everhart, Lauren Nicole Fields, Jodi Michele Gaglio, Keyanah Lachelle Galloway, Heath Clay Gauldin Sabrina Faye Gregory, Ashley Nicole Handy, Esther Joy Harden, Callie Briann Haskins, Adrian Lindsey Herbin, Pamela Michele Johnson, Ketashia L. Johnson, Kristen Marie Johnson, Luke Randoph Jones, Richard Louis Kutz, Chelsea Elizabeth Law, Daniel Edward Lawrence, Brandi Leona Lawson, Christian Ray Mabry, Eugene Dale Manns, Justin Patrick Marcellus, La’Davia Fatima Miller, Khori Megan Navarre, Tameika Monique Nicholson-Golden, Carrie Anne Nykamp, Furman Ephraim Pace, Dolores Shelton Pegram, Geral Dean Pierce, Sarah Elizabeth Purdy, John Paul Roberts, Clem Bryant Shelton, Carolyn Ann Sherman, Tracy Lynn Shreve, Cynthia Rosser Smalls, Jada M. Smith, Brooke Nicole Snead, Jennifer Rene Sossoman, Madeline Scales Spencer, Linda C. Stump, Travis O’Neal Surles, Latoya Marie Taylor, Amy Jo Thacker, Katey Lynette Thompson, Christopher Matthew Tudor, Facio Israel Visaya, Leah Nicole Ward, Emily Nichole Watkins, Sheila Marie Webb, Kayleigh Desiree Williams, William Kane Wood; Richlands – Jennifer Kelly Heath; Ruffin – Jamillah Wadeedah Childress, Alvis Leon Cook, Isaac Taylor Easter, Marissa Joann Gray, John Richard Norwood, Regina Gail Pierce, Melissa Dawne Smith, Nicholas Tyler Thacker; Sandy Ridge – Maggie Elaine Hassan; Stokesdale – Molly Ann Anderson, Linda Jane Chambers, Vicky Lea Foye, Cheryl Lynn Hash, Erin Marlene Pacheco, Misty Jean Peters, Jonathan A. Thacker, Lauren Renee Wimmer; Stoneville – Jessica Lynn Bishop, Lauren Elizabeth Bolick, Courtney Lynn Burroughs, Jordan Denard Centry, Tony Chandler, Kathryn Elizabeth Church, Willie Russell Clifton, Shelia Cardwell Farmer, Jessica Nichole Harris, Brittanie P. Hewitt, Patricia A. Martin, Teresa Lynn Rhodes, Nena Kay Williams; Summerfield – Cindy Story Britt, Steven Lee Forrest, Nicole Marie Marchionne, James Russell McCollum, Chelsea Nichole Ward, Jonathan Shane Wilkinson, Amanda Catherine Wilkinson; Walkertown – Zachary Aaron Royals; Walnut Cove – Rendi Dunlap Bowden, Tracey Brown Edwards; Yanceyville – Lekisha Lavette Robinson.

Front Row : Sheri McGee, Heather Price, Nicky Dickerson, Miranda Pinzon. Second Row : Kristy Becker, Amber Wilson, Laura Vernon, Daphne Tom-Johnson, Elizabeth Handy. 3rd Row : Karen Yow, Elizabeth Akers, Miranda Surles, Jessica Harris, Krystal Shelton, Danielle Stovall Back Row: Amy Steelman, Andrew Fix, Gina Burroughs, Heather Stone

RCC students receive caps and pins during ceremony The 19 graduating associate degree nursing students at Rockingham Community College held their capping and pinning ceremony May 7 in the RCC auditorium. As each nursing student received a nursing pin and cap, comments were read to the audience. In these comments, students thanked their families for supporting them and making it possible for them to reach their goals. Those recognized for special awards were Constance "Nicky" Dickerson, who received the Faculty Award, and Amber Wilson and Miranda Pinzon, each of whom received the peer award. The Faculty Award is given to the student who most demonstrates positive leadership qualities, initiative, care in the clinical setting, and pronounced improvement in his/her academic performance and grade-point average. The Peer Award which is given to the student(s) whose classmates feel is a student role model and who represents the kind of graduate nurse they would choose should they need nursing care. Candidates of the 2011 Nursing Class are listed below by city of residence: Eden – Constance (Nicky) Dickerson, Andrew Fix, Elizabeth Handy, Heather Price; Greensboro – Daphne Tom-Johnson, Karen Yow; Madison – Amy Steelman; Reidsville – Elizabeth Akers, Virginia (Gina) Burroughs, Miranda Surles, Laura Vernon; Rural Hall – Sheri McGee; Sandy Ridge – Danielle Stovall; Stokesdale – Kristy Becker, Heather Stone; Stoneville – Jessica Harris, Miranda Pinzon, Amber Wilson; Walnut Cove – Krystal Shelton.


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For The Fun Of It GARDEN SNAKES CAN BE DANGEROUS... I didn't think twice about a tiny fellow on my baby boxwood until I got this letter: Garden Snakes, also known as Garter Snakes, can be dangerous Yes, grass snakes, not rattlesnakes. Here's why. A couple in Sweetwater , Texas , had a lot of potted plants. During a recent cold spell, the wife was bringing a lot of them indoors to protect them from a possible freeze. It turned out that a little green garden grass snake was hidden in one of the plants. When it had warmed up, it slithered out and the wife saw it go under the sofa. She let out a very loud scream. The husband (who was taking a shower) ran out into the living room naked to see what the problem was. She told him there was a snake under the sofa. He got down on the floor on his hands and knees to look for it. About that time the family dog came and cold-nosed him on the behind. He thought the snake had bitten him, so he screamed and fell over on the floor. His wife thought he had had a heart attack, so she covered him up, told him to lie still and called an ambulance. The attendants rushed in, would not listen to his protests, loaded him on the stretcher, and started carrying him out. About that time, the snake came out from under the sofa and the Emergency Medical Technician saw it and dropped his end of the stretcher. That's when the man broke his leg and why he is still in the hospital. The wife still had the problem of the snake in the house, so she called on a neighbor who volunteered to capture the snake. He armed himself with a rolled-up newspaper and began poking under the couch.. Soon he decided it was gone and told the woman, who sat down on the sofa in relief. But while relaxing, her hand dangled in between the cushions, where she felt the snake wriggling around. She screamed and fainted, the snake rushed back under the sofa. The neighbor man, seeing her lying there passed out, tried to use CPR to revive her. The neighbor's wife, who had just returned from shopping at the grocery store, saw her husband's mouth on the woman's mouth and slammed her husband in the back of the head with a bag of canned goods, knocking him out and cutting his scalp to a point where it needed stitches. The noise woke the woman from her dead faint and she saw her neighbor lying on the floor with his wife bending over him, so she assumed that the snake had bitten him. She went to the kitchen and got a small bottle of whiskey, and began pouring it down the man's throat. By now, the police had arrived. Breathe here... They saw the unconscious man, smelled the whiskey, and assumed that a drunken fight had occurred. They were about to arrest them all, when the women tried to explain how it all happened over a little garden snake! The police called an ambulance, which took away the neighbor and his sobbing wife. Now, the little snake again crawled out from under the sofa and one of the policemen drew his gun and fired at it. He missed the snake and hit the leg of the end table. The table fell over, the lamp on it s hattered and, as the bulb broke, it started a fire in the drapes. The other policeman tried to beat out the flames, and fell through the window into the yard on top of the family dog who, startled, jumped out and raced into the street, where an oncoming car swerved to avoid it and smashed into the parked police car. Meanwhile, neighbors saw the burning drapes and called in the fire department. The firemen had started raising the fire ladder when they were halfway down the street. The rising ladder tore out the overhead wires, put out the power, and disconnected the telephones in a ten-square city block area (but they did get the house fire out). Time passed! Both men were discharged from the hospital, the house was repaired, the dog came home, the police acquired a new car and all was right with their world. A while later they were watching TV and the weatherman announced a cold snap for that night. The wife asked her husband if he thought they should bring in their plants for the night. And that's when he shot her.


Bill Clinton, Hilary Ramrod Clinton, Al Gore, and Tipper Gore are flying aboard Air Force 1 on their way to visit the Communists to share their success stories about taxing Americans. Bill: "Why don't I throw this hundred dollar bill out the window and make someone very happy." Hilary: "Well, why don't you throw ten hundred dollar bills out the window and make ten people happy." Al: "Why don't you two jump out the window and make me and Tipper happy." Tipper: "Why don't we all jump out the window and make everybody throughout the United States and world happy."


An old man goes to the Wizard to ask him if he can remove a curse he has been living with for the last 40 years. The Wizard says, 'Maybe, but you will have to tell me the exact words that were used to put the curse on you.' The old man says without hesitation, 'I now pronounce you man and wife.'


A doctor examining a woman who had been rushed to the Emergency Room, took the husband aside, and said, 'I don't like the looks of your wife at all.' 'Me neither doc,' said the husband. 'But she's a great cook and really good with the kids.'


A nice, calm and respectable lady went into the pharmacy, walked up to the pharmacist, looked straight into his eyes, and said, "I'd like to buy some cyanide." The pharmacist asked, "Why in the world do you need cyanide?" The lady replied, "I need it to poison my husband." The pharmacist's eyes got big and he explained, "Lord have mercy! I can't give you cyanide to kill your husband, that's against the law? I'll lose my license! They'll throw both of us in jail! All kinds of bad things will happen. Absolutely not! You CANNOT have any cyanide!" The lady reached into her purse and pulled out a picture of her husband in bed with the pharmacist's wife. The pharmacist looked at the picture and said, "You didn't tell me you had a prescription!




An airliner was having engine trouble, and the pilot instructed the cabin crew to have the passengers take their seats and get prepared for an emergency landing. A few minutes later, the pilot asked the flight attendants if everyone was buckled in and ready. "All set back here, Captain," came the reply, "except the lawyers are still going around passing out business cards."


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MEXICANS What do you call two Mexicans playing basketball? Juan on Juan.

BUNNY Why was the Energizer Bunny arrested? He was charged with battery.

UNIVERSAL LAWS 1. Law of Mechanical Repair After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch and you'll have to pee. 2. Law of Gravity - Any tool, nut, bolt, screw, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner. 3. Law of Probability -The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act. 4. Law of Random Numbers - If you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal and someone always answers. 5. Law of the Alibi - If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the very next morning you will have a flat tire.. 6. Variation Law - If you change lines (or traffic lanes), the one you were in will always move faster than the one you are in now (works every time). 7. Law of the Bath - When the body is fully immersed in water, the telephone rings. 8. Law of Close Encounters -The probability of meeting someone you know increases dramatically when you are with someone you don't want to be seen with. 9. Law of the Result - When you try to prove to someone that a machine won't work, it will. 10. The Coffee Law - As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold. 11. Law of Physical Surfaces - The chances of an open-faced jelly sandwich landing face down on a floor, are directly correlated to the newness and cost of the carpet or rug. 12. Wilson's Law of Commercial Marketing Strategy - As soon as you find a product that you really like, they will stop making it. 13. Doctors' Law - If you don't feel well, make an appointment to go to the doctor, by the time you get there you'll feel better. But don't make an appointment, and you'll stay sick.

SHOPPING While shopping for vacation clothes, my husband and I passed a display of bathing suits. It had been at least ten years and twenty pounds since I had even considered buying a bathing suit,so I sought my husband's advice. 'What do you think?' I asked.. 'Should I get a bikini or an all-in-one?'

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Best Auditorim continued from Page 1 over on resumes since graduation. Graduates have honored her with their careers. But, what have you returned tangibly to keep her as beautiful as you remember her -- the first time that you saw her? Who’s that one more person you’ve thought of who NEEDS FOR YOU TO ASK him or her to take stake in this historic effort? To be asked seems to indicate that someone believes that your name belongs on the lobby Wall of Honor. Whom else can you honor? As soon as you decide to give, your blessings begin. Blessings work that way. When you actually open your hand and release your gift to bless another, your total being benefits! You’ll not know the number of people that will sit in your donated seat(s). That just the endless beauty of touching others, don’t you think? Add grad year for class profile. 336-623-2932 June 4th, 7am - MHS Seat Replacement Yard Sale Old Merita Store, Kings Highway across from Riverhouse Thursdays 1 – 6 PM DONATE ITEMS - Tax deductible. Big pickup call 623-6826, 627-5905, 623-2932 THANK YOU seat donors recorded from MARCH 23 - APRIL 20 Corey L. Aikens, Sr. John Woody 1960 (2) Buzzy Lawson Stuart and Pam Griffith Archer 1965 WRIGHT PRINTING SERVICE, INC. Margie and Don Tom and Maryann Barbour J. R. Amburn 1960 Marjorie M. Lawson (2) Justin (1998), Meg (1999), Chase Barton 2001 Mr. and Mrs. C. Earl Armstrong, III Kamren and Jacob Leach (2) Diane Gallimore Taylor, Faye Gallimore Beal Carolyn L. Ball Jean M. Lewis Jeanette and Bill Beck Tom and Maryann Joe (1961) and Jan Lindsay 1962 Sally Jo Blackwell 1989 Link and Nancy Barton 1948 Bill (1985) and Fran Lusk 1984 George Butler 1955 Susan Gusler and Lisa Barton Diane Fisher McDowell 1989 Patrice and Donnie Carter Suzanne C. (1971) and Charles Barton 1970 (2) Betty H. McGavisk Joseph W. Chandler III 1967 Phil and Pat Berger Kimberly Meeks Susan and Lois Childrey 1968 Mark, Karin, Bennett Best 1986 MHS Class of 1961 (2) Mr. and Mrs. Ronald T. Corum Mark and Mary Hill Bishopric 1973 Allen and Sheree 1974 (7) Curtis and Caroline Cupp Sunshine H. Bishopric 1958 (10) MOREHEAD MEM. HOSP. FOUND. (10) DAVIS APPRAISAL SERVICES Sally Joe Blackwell 1989 Rose Mary Nolen 1964 Keith and Lisa Duncan 1975 BODYFIT FITNESS THERAPY (2) Carolyn Edwards Pace Lisa, Lauren C. Lemons, Rebekah Duncan BODYFIT Members Katherine Pappa 1985 EDEN’S GOT TALENT Spare Change Michael and Betty Silver Booth 1963 Leslie Snuggs Phillips Jerry and Debbie Ellis Gail Brown PIEDMONT SURFACES, INC. of the TRIAD Theresa Giles Ronnie and Heather Bullins POWELL AUTO SALES Kim Colvin Jordan, Kristin Colvin Gregory Arlyn and Susan Bunch (2) Charles “Doug” Pratt HPB INSURANCE GROUP Michael and Claudine Burleson (5) Bill and Judy Presley Smokey and Gloria Hyler Jerry Chaney 1966 Puckett Spring Golf Trip Tommy Jefferson 1961 Ryke G. Citty Greg and Mitzie Purdy jessi hagood photography Class of 1980 (3) Sherry M. Purdy JOHNS MANOR HOUSE CLEVELAND CITTY MGT LLC Fern Ragan Rachel and Lauren Jones Donna Coates Rhonda C. (1983) and Duane Rhodes 1979 Karen Hale Sineath Friends Pete and Debbie Crouch Rhonda C. Rhodes 1983 KEITH HENDERSON, TRIBUTE TO ELVIS Gary and Pat Darnell James H. Richardson Paula Nance Lambeth 1965 Loyd and Brenda Dillon Bill and Martha Roberts 1970 Ashley Bowman (2001) and Seth Latham 2002 DRAPER ELEM. PTO & DRAPER KIDS (2) James Robertson (2) LEAKSVILLE UMC HANDBELL CHOIRS (2) Charise “Shelley” Barton Dupree Melanie Martin Robertson 1970 (2) Daneel and Betty Moore leRoux 1957 Jim Eanes 1974 Roger and Beth Robertson Joe (1961) and Jan Lindsay 1962 Jesse and Cynthia Edwards Laura Rodgers Tom and Dian Lovell 1963 Jerry and Debbie Ellis Dudley C. Ross Doug and Rose Marlowe (2) Todd and Melinda Evans Macon R. Ross, Jr. Sarah R. Martin (2) Wendell and Dorothy Evans 1955 Price Family and Friends Diane Fisher McDowell Janet Farmer 1962 (2) Russell and Norma Rutledge MHS BASKETBALL TEAM 1965-66 FIRST CHURCH of the BRETHREN (2) Charles W. Saunders 1960 MHS BEST AUD. SEAT Larry Funderburk 1961 (50) Terry Scarborough 1970 REPLACEMENT TEAM John and Joan Garrison Rhonda Scott Bill and Susan Moore Koury Gibson Steve and Jo Sherwood Callie Edens Moore Carol Marlowe Gwynn 1961 Melody H. Shockley Jack R. Moore 1959 Gene and Janic Harder e Hagood Bobbie Shough 1961 (2) Mike and Annette Moore John and Susan Lynn Snuggs Slaughter MOREHEAD MEM. HOSPITAL FOUD. Lem and Marilyn Hardison Dickie and Teresa Sheila Patterson Murray 1969 Lisa Harris David and Candy Smith (2) Brad and Patricia “Patte” Osborne Wanda Harris SNOW ENTERPRISES LLC (2) Zizzy, Cindi, Pete, William Osborne (13) Bobby and Ann Hawkins Rod and Betty Snow 1963 (17) Katherine Pappa 1985 HEAT & AIR CONTROLLERS (8) Hilda Snuggs (4) Parents, Grandparents of Jesse Barnes 2013 Herbert L. Lassiter Family and Friends Lee Snuggs 1980 PIEDMONT SURFACES, INC. Boyd and Vonda Higgs Barry Steagall 1964 Marshall and Cheryl Hutcherson Ratliff 1976 Gregory and Wendy Holland Susan Stewart Stultz 1973 Joseph A. 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LAND FOR SALE 7 Acres on a corner lot at Pervie Bolick & Friendly, Eden. Contact owner at 910-276-5796. Signs on property. ROOMS FOR RENT $395 w pvt bath $20 appl. & $130 Dep. non smk & alchl Carolina Inn, Eden Bobby 623-2997 S E RV I C E S AVA I L A B L E CLARKS PAVING Free Estimates Asphalt • Patchwork • Seal Coating Driveways & Parking Lots 276-226-0576 BUSINESS PROPERTY Office Spaces Available. $395, $725, and $1000 per month. References and Deposit required. Contact Fleming Property Management at 336-627-5797 WA N T E D TO B U Y I AM Buying DRAPER PARAPHANALIA Call 336-635-5811 ITEMS FOR SALE Entertainment Center, Hooker Oak 72’ hi., 42’ w, 24’ deep, 2 Shelves, 4 Doors. Holds 37’ TV. $500 Also Karastan Oriental Rug, 4X6 Pattern 717. Brand New In Box $300 336-623-3674 FREE - Various Sizes of Wooden Wire Spools and wooden pallets. Call Melissa's or Jim at 336-573-4225 H E L P WA N T E D Pet Groomer needed for Eden Shop. 1-2 days per week. Call 336-623-7796 or 434-770-2750 for details. EMPLOYMENT - RN Ridge Care, a leader in Senior Housing, is seeking a dynamic individual to fill the role of RN for our Summit Care at Home division for our independent living community, Arbor Ridge at Eden, located in, Eden, NC.

Candidates for our RN/Home Care division should posses the ability to support the coordination of our home care services, motivate staff, and enjoy interacting with residents and families. Applicants should also have the ability to network with groups and service providers in the greater community. Qualifications would include: Licensed RN, strong interpersonal and organizational skills, the ability to teach; home care or home health experience and enjoy working with seniors. Please send resume to: Ridge Care, Inc. 853 Old Winston Rd, Suite 118, Kernersville, NC 27284 or email to: PROFESSIONAL MANAGER OF PURCHASING Will be responsible for managing all aspects of purchasing, establishing optimal processes and producers to ensure continuous, efficient production process. · Execute all purchasing and sourcing actions to obtain material, trim, and subcontract work to meet all factory requirements and contract schedules · Interface with Supplier Quality Personnel to assure that suppliers are property qualified · Establish best value supplies considering ability to meet commitments as well as pricing Qualifications: Minimum 5 yrs in management capacity leading purchasing department for a factory operation. Competitive Compensation Package included. Send Resumes to: or send to AmeriStaff Inc. 302 D N. Pierce St., Eden, NC 27288 VEHICLES FOR SALE 2004 Crossfire Always Garaged Still Like New Black With Grey Leather Interior Only 7,000 Mi., New $38,000

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My Friend’s Place 1st row - Alex Talbert, Celina Jeffery, 2nd row - Jordan Phillips, Brandon Elmer, Lucas Flint, Kristin Lewey. 3rd row - Jordan Jackson, Cayce Caruso, Chelsea Robertson, Tori Huffman (not pictured - Matt Alcorn) On April 30th the Morehead High School Science Olympiad Team competed at the North Carolina tournament held at N C State University in Raleigh. Fourty-one high schools had won the right to compete at the state level by their finishes at one of the 10 regional competitions. The Morehead team placed 17th overall and student teams won medals in 5 events. Brandon Elmer and Laura Winn placed 10th in Optics, Taylor Daigneault and Jordan Phillips placed 5th in Write It Do It, Jesse Barnes and Laura Winn placed 3rd in Mousetrap Car, Brandon Elmer and Matt Alcorn placed third in Storm the Castle, and placing 1st in Bottle Rocket was the team of Elaina Philpott and Lucas Flint. The team also had high finishes in Astronomy, Food Science, Anatomy and Physiology, Microbe Mission, Mission Possible, Ornithology, and

Fossils. Science Olympiad is a national organization that sponsors tournaments in every state at elementary, middle, and high school levels Each high school's team in North Carolina could have up to 18 members. The student teams are paired up so that two or three students work together in each event. There were 23 events in this years tournament with in all areas of science. This year's team was one of the most successful Morehead teams ever. Only 5 high schools collected more top 3 medals than the Morehead team. The team was coached by Sandy Cates, Lisa Austin, Kathy Davis, Kathy Eanes, Gary Plasschaert, Erin Roche, Dr Gina Abruzzi, Skip Barnes, Jeffery Mericle, John Jeffery, and Jim Ivie. The team also received help from many parents and other volunteers.

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2011 4-H Holds County Activity Days Rockingham County 4-H had their County Activity Days on May 3 and 17. 4-H had 60 entries for presentations, public speaking, fashion revue, performing and artistic talent. County activity days are contests held to qualify our 4-Hers from the ages of 5 – 19 for the North Central District 4-H Activity Day which are the same contests except 17 different counties are competing together. On May 3, we had presentations given on a variety of topics such as CFL Lights, Worm Bins and Border Collie Dogs. 4-Hers were judged and were awarded with certificates and scholarship money. On May 17, we held the 4-H Fashion Revue and the Talent Show. The performing talents were wonderful! We had dancers, joke teller and a piano

player. We also had another talent category that allowed 4-Hers to show off their artistic talent. We had a variety of categories; sewing, painting, drawing, woodworking, photography and many more. We had great participation for this artistic talent portion, every item in the categories were very different and unique. We held the 4-H Fashion Revue as well that evening. The 4-Hers got the chance to model the garment that they made. Our 4-Hers showed off their modeling moves while showing off their hand made items. There were six fashion items made; hat, scarf, blouse, pants and two dresses. They showed off their expertise while walking down the runway! We are very proud of all of our 4-H entries from our County Activity Days. We wish all of our 4-Hers luck at the District

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Activity Day. The top two 9-18 year olds in each category for each contest will be attending the district contest in Person County on June 21st. We would also like to thank our funders for their help in these programs. United Way of Rockingham County and Rockingham County Farm Bureau were wonderful supporters of this program. For more information about 4-H; please contact Morgan Maness, 4-H Agent at (336)3428230 or

Here are some of the 4-Hers who participated in the 4-H County Activity Days. Left to Right in back - Emily Holmes, Sarah Holmes, Lorrie Norwood, Jarrett Barts, Macey Lipford, Mackenzie Swift. Left to Right in front Alice Holmes, Haley Walker, Kayla Walker and Lydia Ryan.

Rockingham County Silver Arts 2011 Names Winners The Rockingham County Senior Games, Silver Arts 2011 was held on May 13, 2011 at Osborne Baptist Church Gym. There were 17 teams and soloists competing. The judges were as follows: Literary Arts – Myla Barnhardt, Lisa Doss, and Steve Lawson. Heritage Arts – Sunshine Bishopric, Geneva Massey, and Debbie Rorror. Visual Arts – Mel Steele, Sheralene Thompson, and Barbara Sanders. Performing Arts – Curtis Holt, Kay Trout, and Rose Wray. Carla Huffman welcomed everyone and Walter Shepherd delivered the invocation. Cheryl Albrecht presented the awards. The winners were as follows: Instrumental – 1st place Chords N’ Strings which performed “Medley” Line Dancers – 1st place Mamas and Papas 2nd place Show Stoppers 3rd place Honky Tonk Line Dancers Dance Small Group – 1st place Hot Tappers Dance Small Solo – 1st place Dot Rager Vocal Solo – 1st place Eddy Irving / performed “North Carolina Man” 2nd place Joan Hess - “There’s A Hole In The Bottom Of The Sea” 3rd place Bill Upper which performed “Perhaps Love” Comedy – 1st place Arlean Christman “Candy” Arlean Christman

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• Concert in the park – The concert in the park will be held on Saturday, June 25th from 6:308:30 at Freedom Park Kiwanis Amphitheatre and will feature the Music of The Bullet Band. Concerts are free to the public and are sponsored by the City of Eden Recreation Department. Come out and enjoy the music in the park. • Travel Group – Come travel with us to Lancaster, Pennsylvania and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Call the Garden of Eden Senior Center for details 627-4711. • Friends Club – Meet every Tuesday at 10:00. We meet for lunch at a local restaurant the 4th Tuesday of each month. Anyone is welcome to come join the fun and fellowship. • Senior Dance at the CB Hut featuring the City Limits Band. Monday, June 27th from 7-9:30 admission will only be $5.00 at the door. Come at 6 for line dance. The dance is held the last Monday of each month. • Line Dance just for fun and exercise at 10:15 every Monday. Class is free of charge. • Landscape/ One Stroke paint classes- Thursdays from 9-12. • Legal Aid will be June 9th at 10:00am call 1-800-951-2257 to make an appointment • Genealogy class- Learn to explore your family history. Classes will be held Fridays at 1:30. Classes are taught by Gerri Garrison and are free of charge. • Come walk our track anytime 5 laps = 1mile on the Senior Center Track. • Walking Group meets at the track on Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:00-8:30am. Come Exercise with us on Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30-9:00. Sit down or stand up class using resistance bands, balls and hand held weights. • Rook or Hand and Foot card games – Anyone interested in playing the card game Hand and Foot or Rook please show up at the Garden of Eden Senior Center before 1:00pm on Wednesdays. • Bingo Bash at 9:00 on Monday, June 20th at the Garden of Eden Senior Center. • Computer Classes offered at the Garden of Eden Senior Center call for details about our next session! Seniors are welcome to come use our computers during times we do not have classes.


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Museum features vintage hats through June HATS FROM THE ATTIC: An Exhibit Brimming With Style CDC Director Jeanie Smathers supports the arm of a student in the 3-year-old class after placing a Painted Lady butterfly on the child’s finger.

Students Release Butterflies By Laurie Wilson One by one, the preschoolage children hold out a finger and watch as their teachers remove a Painted Lady butterfly from a net-covered basket. The teachers gently place a butterfly on each outstretched finger. Some butterflies immediately take flight. One chooses to light on a child’s shirt instead of her finger. A few remain on the children after more than 10 minutes. The annual butterfly release, held in May at Leaksville United Methodist Church Child Development Center, has become a springtime ritual for the school. This was the thirteenth year that students have done this activity. Each year the school orders larvae from a company in California. When the larvae arrive, they are about the size of an eyelash, Smathers said. Each class takes a group of larvae and puts them in a small basket surrounded with netting. During the first week the larvae almost double in size every day. They soon become caterpillars and then each one spins its own chrysalis. After a few weeks, butterflies emerge and flutter around inside the net. Tina Hart, an assistant with the 4-year-old class, enjoys watching the children during the hatching process. “I like to see how excited they get,” Hart said. Hart recalls finding the first butterfly in the basket when she arrived at school one day. The class was so excited that they took it down the hall to show the other classes. By the time they got back to their room, three more butterflies had hatched. This is the first time most students have seen a butterfly emerging from a chrysalis. Fiveyear-old Josie Tongue had never seen one before. “It would be cool if they could fly in the whole room,” she said. Giles Hall, 5, agreed. “I want them to fly out in the room,” he said. Christy Massey, the teacher in the 2-year-old class, remembers feeling awe when she visited the butterfly pavilion at Myrtle Beach a few years ago. “That’s one of the most fond memories I have,” she said. Leaksville Methodist Church Child Development Center is now enrolling for 20112012. The program offers threeday or five-day options and meets from 9 a.m. until noon. An optional Lunch Bunch is offered a few days each week. For more information, contact Jeanie Smathers, at 613-6987.

An exhibit including a wonderful collection of vintage hats, hat boxes, antiques, photographs and history of millinery shops and local milliners will run in the Eden Historical Museum though the end of June. More than 50 percent of the hats are on loan from the museum's founder, Jean Harrington, who went though her attic and found the treasures. The oldest hat in this exhibit is circa 1890's and is a wide brimmed creation made of black velvet and lace with ostrich feathers that belonged to Annie Morehead Bullard Ray (1842-1925), a milliner herself, who lived in the house that is nextdoor to the Eden Historical Museum. One of the Museums curators, Julie Ganis, also made sure to bring in hats, photograhy and more form locat millners. She said: "Sometimes museums are too serious, which is why we want to do something like this." There are antique sewing materials, ribbons, feathers and more that could be used to decorate a hat are also on display.

The extensive exhibit tells the evolution of the hat from the late 1800s through to the 1900s and how the feather trade for hats almost pushed some species of birds into extinction at the time. The museum, located downtown on Washington Street is open from 10am to 4pm on Saturdays. For more details please call (336) 623-0773.

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336-613-1604 On April 16, 2011 the Morehead High School Army JROTC held their 6th Annual Military Ball at the Stradford Conference Center in Danville, VA. This ball was held to celebrate the ending of the school year, to bid a farewell to 22 seniors, and this year in particular the recognition of the retirement of First Sergeant Zack Reynolds who has served 14 years as an Army JROTC Instructor. The guest speaker was Keith Jones, a graduate of MHS and the leader of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) at Morehead High School. He spoke about commitment, loyalty and accepting challenges in the future. His presentation was very powerful, motivating, and positive as over 225 people attended this year's Military Ball making it a success! Tenth Annual International Gathering of the Argus Collector’s Group took place in Eden on May 13-15 With 58 Attendees, folks Georgia, Maryland, Wisconsin, traveled from New York, Canada and North Carolina. Michigan, Massachusetts, Ron Norwood is the local orgaVirginia, South Carolina, nizer of the gathering. Washington, Missouri, Arizona,

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