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On January 26, 2012, the America Legion Post 254 was honored as Eden’s Main Street Champion at the Annual North Carolina Main Street Conference held in Clayton, NC. Each year, every participant in the North Carolina Main Street recognizes the individual or organization that best demonstrates the spirit of Main Street in their community. Main Street is best defined as economic development in the context of historic preservation. Eden has been a NC Main Street community since 2003. Members of the American Legion Post #254, located in the Draper
Photo courtesy of Garry E. Hodges From L-R: Dale Carroll, Deputy Secretary of NC Department of Commerce; Henry McKoy, Assistant Secretary of Community Development, NC Department of Commerce; Curtis Pierce, Member of the American Legion Post #254; Cardwell Hobbs Member of the American Legion Post #254; Tommy Allen,Member of the American Legion Post #254; Tony Adkins, Member of the American Legion Post #254 and President of the Draper Village Merchants Association; Keith Crisco, Secretary of the NC Department of Commerce.
Village downtown district of Eden assumed leadership of the merchants association after the current President had resigned. The members renovated a downtown building where they hold their meetings
and work for the benefit of the community. They coordinated a T-shirt fundraiser to defray expenses of the downtown area. The Post members also built a merchant sign that will enable area businesses and other
organizations to publicize their special events and sales. The American Legion volunteers helped revitalize Children’s Park
Main Street... Continued on Page 2
Language Website Teaches Practical Conversation Skills
Chick-fil-A® Leadercast Planned
EDEN, NC – Rockingham Public Library is launching a language website called Mango Languages in February. Mango is an online language-learning system teaching practical conversation skills for real communication. It’s available 24/7 to anyone with a Rockingham County Public Library card and can be accessed via the w e b s i t e : http://www.rcpl.org Mango Languages is the fast, easy, effective way to learn to speak a foreign language! All you need is an internet connection and your library card number. Log onto Mango by clicking on the link provided on the Rockingham County Public Library website: www.rcpl.org Simply type in your library card number to sign
The Eden Chamber of Commerce will host the 2012 Chick-fil-A Leadercast event that will be simulcast from Atlanta, GA to Osborne Baptist Church on Friday, May 4th from 8:00am-4:30pm. This is an annual event in which inspirational leaders present their experiences as part of leadership development. Speakers include: • Tim Tebow --Heisman Trophy winner and Denver Broncos Quarterback • Urban Meyer-- Two-time BCS National Championship Coach • Soledad O’Brien-- CNN personality • John Maxwell— Internationally respected leadership expert, speaker and author
in anonymously or create a profile with your email address and library card number. Choose the language you are interested in learning and the level at which you would like to learn. Mango provides lessons in 38 different foreign languages and English-As-A-SecondLanguage (ESL) courses in 15 languages. This online language-learning system can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more. Call Rebecca Smith at Rockingham County Public Library’s Eden Branch for more information about Mango Languages at 336.623.3168.
• Patrick Lencioni—Bestselling author of 9 books that have sold 3 million copies • Angela Ahrendts—Chief Executive Officer, Burberry • Roland Fryer—Harvard Professor named one of the top young economists by Economist Magazine • Andy Stanley—Best-selling author and communicator • Sheena Iyengar— Professor and worldrenowned expert on the subject of choice. Tickets are $25 and this includes Chick-fil-A breakfast and lunch, plus refreshments. To obtain your ticket, contact the Eden Chamber of Commerce office at 336623-3336.
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Letters to the Editor
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Letter To The Editor I am a citizen of Rockingham County. Born and raised here and I believe I live in a beautiful community. But as a lot of us try to keep it clean and green, there are some that continue to litter. We adopted a highway when our loved ones passed away. Most of us that clean that part of the highway are up in age and we still get out and pick up trash and it makes the road look a whole lot nicer until maybe an hour later and then trash is thrown back out. I used to throw things out the window and after one time of picking it up, I learned to keep it in the car until I got home, then dispose of it. Please don’t litter. Keep trash in the car and dispose of it properly. Keep Eden clean and green and we all will be happy. Hilda Seals
Main Street... Continued from Page 1 in Draper Village with new flags that will compliment the merchant sign. The American Legion Post also raised $10,000 to build a flag exhibit to honor veterans of all military services at Eden’s Freedom Park. The flag display has been a great addition to one of Eden’s most popular recreational facilities that hosts numerous ball tournaments annually. American Legion Post 254 is an inspiration to the citizens of Eden, demonstrating how a group of volunteers can work together to revitalize the Draper Village downtown district and other areas of the community. “We are pleased to recognize the members of this organization for their tireless efforts on behalf of the city and the Draper Village downtown area of Eden,” stated Mike Dougherty, Director of Economic Development for the City of Eden and the city’s Main Street Manager. The Eden Downtown Development Corporation is the non-profit entity that oversees the city’s Main Street Program. For more information, contact Dougherty at 336-613-4941.
Historic Home For Sale 141 Main Street, Eden, NC $284,500 Contact Sandra Kay Darnell (336) 635-0078 Photos at historicproperties.com (see Eden, NC) This brick home has 3,600 finished square feet. It's a traditional 4 over 4 with grand center hall on 2.10 acres. The main level includes a gourmet kitchen, dining room, formal living room, den, laundry room and bar room with separate entrance, wet sink and refrigerator. The second floor level has 4 very large bedrooms, 2 full baths & a walk-n-closet with dressing room. The attic has ample storage as well as the basement. The house has 2 zones of central heating (gas) & cooling, wood floors throughout and 9 1/2 foot ceilings. The back yard is fenced for privacy and surrounded by large hardwood trees and includes an in-ground pool and a garden / tool shed.
Sometimes its hard to find the paper... Yep, that’s what we hear a lot lately. We print 12,000 papers monthly, and within the first 15 days of the month they are all picked up, sometimes by the 10th of the month! Some stands are emptied in one day, and we must restock as soon as possible, until all 12,000 papers are collected by eager readers. We want everyone who wants a paper to get one in their hands, yet there is a limit. For that reason as well as the increase in our businesses and publishing costs that come with each new year it seems, we will be increasing our circulation, as well as increasing our per column inch prices 50¢ pci. We have absorbed 2 printing price increases (not to mention gas price increases galore), yet find it difficult to absorb this third one all ourselves. Advertisers will get much more for their money; with more of their advertisements in the hands of thousands more citizens! We know our clients, who are business owners themselves, understand the need for our slight increase which will begin with the 2nd quarter (April Issue).
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Health Tips Providing Solutions For Better Heath Monitoring High Blood Pressure at Home Has your doctor recommended keeping closer tabs on your blood pressure? One convenient way to do this is by monitoring your blood pressure at home, in between doctor visits. You can do this in a matter of minutes. But first, here’s a refresher. What is blood pressure and what do the numbers mean? Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. Blood pressure is actually the measure of two numbers. Systolic pressure is the force on artery walls when your heart beats. Diastolic pressure is the force on your arteries between beats – when your heart is relaxed. Blood pressure is invisible and silent, but can also be deadly when it's too high – 140/90 or higher. Home monitors can help in many ways. You can use them to spot high blood pressure (hypertension) early, especially if you have another condition that puts you at higher risk. The American Heart Association suggests that anyone with high blood pressure, that's one-third of American adults, keeps monitoring it at home. Home monitors are a way to see if your medication and lifestyle changes are keeping your blood pressure within a safe range. All in all, home monitors can help you take control of your health while cutting health care costs. You can buy a home monitor right here in our store without a prescription. If you need help finding the right one for you, let me know. But here is some information to get your started. Home monitors have these parts: An inflatable cuff or strap. An inner layer fills with air and squeezes your arm. An out layer holds the cuff in place. You inflate the cuff manually by pumping a bulb. Or, this occurs at the touch of a button using a digital device. This depends upon the type you buy. A gauge. This is either a digital readout or a dial that points to the blood pressure number. Not all home monitors have stethoscopes, but if yours does, you can listen to the sounds your blood makes as it flows through an artery in the crook of your elbow. Digital cuffs record this information for you. Here are some things to consider before buying a home monitor: If you're overweight or very muscular, look for a monitor with a larger arm cuff. A digital wrist monitor might be best if you can't find an arm cuff that fits, or if arm monitors cause too much discomfort. If you have hearing loss, a monitor with a digital display might be best. Although available, devices that measure blood pressure at your finger aren't recommended. Just getting started? Give yourself some time to learn how to use your home monitor. Measure your blood pressure twice daily to start, but not right when you first wake up. Avoid food, caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco for at least 30 minutes beforehand. Empty your bladder and sit still for at least three to five minutes before beginning. If you use a wrist monitor, you will need to raise your arm to heart level and don't talk while testing. If you run into any trouble, bring your home monitor to me and we can make sure you're using it properly and that it's calibrated for accurate readings. I'm here to help. Eden Drug is a full service, family owned pharmacy serving the individual needs of our patients.
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Help sought in homocide case With regards to the homicides of Troy and LaDonna French which occurred on February 4th 2012 a little after 2am in the morning, the Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone that lives
in the area or may have been passing by in that area during that time to contact Investigators if they saw any vehicles parked or driving around in the area or anyone out walking in the area at that
time of night. The suspect description as it has been given to investigators thus far is— Unknown male or female, race unknown, between 5’8” and 5’9” tall, 160-170 lbs., average build, wearing light gray hooded sweatshirt with white draw strings and pockets on the lower front, green pants, unknown shoes armed with a black semiautomatic handgun. No further description of the suspect is available at this time. The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information about these homicides or this suspect to contact Detective Ben Strader at (336) 634-3232 ext. 4106 or Rockingham County Crimestoppers at (336) 3499683. As this investigation unfolds, our Investigative Team has spoken with a number of people related to and close to the French family and will continue to do so as the case progresses. Please keep in mind that just because one of our investigators speaks to someone, does not mean that person is under arrest or a suspect in this crime. Also, we have seen a rise in the number of firearm purchase permit and concealed carry permit applications recently. Though Sheriff Page is an avid supporter of every American’s right to bare arms, he urges everyone to make sure that any and all firearms in their houses are secured and out of the reach of children. “Because we are a response based agency, often called either during or after a serious situation has occurred, I believe that homeowners ARE the first line of defense; but we don’t want to see anyone, especially children, needlessly get hurt. You want to keep all firearms out of the reach of children, while still making them quickly accessible by you in an emergency.” –Sheriff Sam Page.
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COUNTY WIDE OBITUARIES Michele Anthony, 41 Samuel Edmond “Eddie” Albert, Jr., 76 - Stoneville Sanford Ray Amburn, 100 Wesley Larry Apple, 43 Colleen Meeks Baker – Rockingham County Leon W. Blackwell, 69 Eden Mary Frances Easley Pruitt Belch, 73 Donnie Wayne Bullins, Sr., 63 - Madison Ricky Dean Bowen, 52 Elder Willie Penn Brame, 75 - Reidsville Carrie Goard Clark, 89 Fred William Cook, 91 – Mayodan Joel Stanford “Joe” Cagle, Jr., 84 – Reidsville Juanita A. Cardwell, 51 Samette Luwan Clark, 47 – Eden Douglas Norman Coone, Jr., 60 – Eden Custis Tolbert Clifton, 96 Sadie Virgina Collins Clark, 81 Ronald James Compton, 60 Rebecca “Becky” Lynn Dalton, 30 Lesley “Lee” Francis Edmonds, 46 - Reidsville Mary Anne Smith Freeman, 79 – Reidsville LaDonna Moseley French, 45 - Reidsville Douglas “Troy” French, 48 - Reidsville Bette Cobb Furr, 81 - Reidsville Faye Bullins Farmer, 79 - Rockingham County Flora Leake Gammons, 92 James Lewis Garst, III, 64 Ruben Willard Gray, 92 - Mayodan Kendall Watt Griffin, Sr. 86 - Reidsville Charlene Evans Hawks, 65 – Reidsville Laura Goolsby Holt, 84 - Rockingham County B.J. Holland Tanya Dee Joyce, 50 Marion Thomas Johnson, 80 Jacqueline Smith Jones, 66 - Eden Lucy Moore Joyce, 60 - Reidsville Clay M. Kirkman, Jr., 83 Mary Kathryne Jarrett Loftis, 88 - Reidsville Catherine Jeanette Land, 38 - Rockingham County Pamela "Pam" Snody Moore, 33 – Eden Tom Terry Martin, 91 – Rockingham County Rachel Benfield McGehee, 74 - Reidsville Elaine Murphy Minter, 92 - Eden Samuel Henry Montgomery, 71 - Rockingham County Gary Allen McBride, 77 - Rockingham County Mary Ellen Middleton, 87 Earl McCollum, 92 - Madison Nancy Olivia McCall, 84 Nancy Carol Evans McDonald, 77 Louis E. Matthews, 91 Dorothy Tinsley Napper, 74 Robert “Bob” Franklin Owen, 69 Roy Grover Presnell, 86 – Reidsville Joy Covington Paschal, 70 - Reidsville Carolyn Joyce Rickman, 64 – Reidsville Harold W. Rose, Jr., 47 Shirley Caudle Robertson, 70 Albert Bryant Sumner, Sr., 96 Bobby Lee Shaffer, 81 Jackie Boyd Smothers, 70 – Reidsville Edmund Penn Seay, 81 – Reidsville James Walter “Jim” Sands, 65 Doris Grey Stover, 81 John Franklin Saunders, 77 - Rockingham County Francis Gorman Stevens, 81 Ida Ruth Pickrell “Nanny” Simpson, 82 - Reidsville Gerry Lane Smith, 58 - Madison Leonard Woodrow Taylor, 54 Janie Lawrence Thomas, 82 - Eden Ruby Dalton Taylor, 67 Jack Clinton Travis, 77 C.P.O. Roland Ralph Turner, 91 - Rockingham County Mark Anthony “Tony” Tilley, 41 Ronald Wayne Talley, 69 - Reidsville Bobby Ray Turner, 76 Patricia Ann Wood, 68 - Ruffin Ronald Reagan Williams, III, 44 Oren Benton Walker, 87 - Reidsville Lorene Betty Gay Clifton Walker, 75 - Reidsville
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Rockingham County Home Town Stars – Attracting and Retaining Young Talent As we seek to recognize our young professional families in the county we’ve discovered that love is sometimes found across school district lines despite fierce high school rivalries. Let’s see what can happen when a MHS Panther meets a RCHS Cougar ... Here’s our March family. Meet the Sawyers! Shane and Diane Sawyer Shane graduated from Rockingham County High School, class of 2003 and Diane graduated from JM Morehead High School, class of 1999. Diane attended UNC Greensboro earning a BS in Public Health Education and Shane continued his education at Rockingham Community College earning a degree in Horticulture. Diane is the President at the Reidsville Chamber of Commerce and Shane works at DyStar, L.P. Together they own and operate a family business Sawyer Landscaping and Lawn Care. Q: Why did you choose to live, work and raise your child in Reidsville? A: Shane and I met in 2006 while both working and still living in Rockingham County. He grew up in Bethany and I grew up in Eden. We each have most of our family in Rockingham County, so when we got married, we settled in the geographic middle of the county in the Reidsville area to live. We both loved living here and when we decided we wanted a family, we knew that this would be where we would raise our children. I was commut-
ing daily to Martinsville so when town is making connections. To the opportunity for local employ- settle, you need family, friends ment surfaced with perfect tim- and a professional network. We ing for our family, I was ecstatic are trying to create networking to be back home - working, living opportunities to strengthen comand raising a family in munity connections for our Rockingham County. This county young professionals. has so much rich history, and I’m Q: What four words best excited to be in the city of describe Reidsville? Reidsville working toward the A: Innovative; Unique; future and helping the local econ- Friendly; All-American! omy grow and prosper. In February, the county’s Q: What are some things your Chambers of Commerce sponfamily does for recreation? sored a county-wide After Hours A: Shane and the other men in Event focused on bringing our extended families are avid together our young professionals golfers, so we frequent the golf living and/or working in courses. Rylee Kate loves to ride Rockingham County. The sucthe golf cart and we often get out cessful event identified leaders to and walk around the course while organize a Young Professionals Shane plays. We also have two Network. dogs and a cat so we play with If you are a young profesthem outdoors at home. Since sional or if you have interest in Shane likes to fish and enjoys mentoring this program, contact going to local ponds, rivers, Lake your local Chamber of Reidsville, and Lake Hunt I defi- Commerce for additional infornitely see local outdoor adven- mation. tures in our future especially as The mission of the Eden Rylee Kate gets older. Chamber of Commerce is to proQ: How can Rockingham County attract other young couples to settle here? A: I believe that the Young Professionals Network that is being developed by our Chambers of Commerce is going to be instrumental in both bringing young professionals here Photography by and keeping them Images by Autumn. here. I think one of The Sawyer Family – the hardest things Rylee Kate, Diane and Shane about settling in a small
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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.
1ST UMC (DRAPER AREA) 130 MAIN ST., EDEN • SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2012 - SPAGHETTI SUPPER (Salad, Garlic Bread, Drink and Dessert included) 5-7pm $6 Budget Benefit - Eat in or Carry out. • MARCH 17, 2012 - 5PM-7:30PM SILENT AUCTION & PINTO BEAN SUPPER (Drink, dessert, slaw & cornbread included) Sponsored by United Methodist Women Lots of Nice Items for Sale! Come Enjoy Food & Auction • GWYNN’S CHAPEL BAPTEST CHURCH INSTALLATION SERVICE Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 3:00 pm Gwynn’s Chapel Baptist Church in Pelham, NC Installation of Pastor-Elect Rev. John B. Doe, Jr. Guests will be Pastor Roy L. Dennis, Jr. and the Bluestone Baptist Church family. Please join us for this momentous event. • YARD SALE AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST MINISTRIES 241 Peter Hill Road Eden NC • 336-0623-1984 Office Desks, Tables, Toys, Household itmes New gridded, double-pane fold our windows Drink Mashine, clothing for ment, women, children & infants. and Much More!
MOREHEAD MEM. HOSPITAL Class and Support Group Schedule for March 2012 Preregistration is required for ALL classes unless instructed otherwise. Morehead Hospital, of Eden offers many community Education Classes, most totally free of charge to anyone. Call the following numbers for details about the listed classes... • Diabetes: Know the Facts 12:00 noon, Thursday, March 22 Morehead Downstairs Classroom Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes. Millions of Americans have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and many more are unaware they are at high risk. Join registered nurse and Diabetes Educator Sandra Rakestraw, RN and Dietitian Kerry Tumbleson as they discuss the facts about diabetes. Free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided to those registered by Monday, March 19. To register, call 336-627-8510. • House Calls - Radio Show - 1490 WLOE AM • WMYN AM 11:30 a.m., 2nd & 4th Wednesday • Self Defense Classes 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Weds, March 7 & 21 Morehead Downstairs Classroom Instructor Chuck Garcia will be teaching general self-defense techniques that can be used in everyday situations. Class size is limited; therefore, registration is required. To register, call 336-627-8510. • Chronic Disease Management Programs - Cardiac Rehabilitation & Maintenance Program Morehead Hosp. Diabetes Education Classroom. Call 336-627-0409, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., to register - Diabetes Management Program Morehead Hosp.Diabetes Education Classroom Call 336-627-0409, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., to register - Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Morehead Memorial Hospital Diabetes Education Classroom Call 336-627-0409, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., to register • Parent/Child Education Please call 336-627-6323 to register for the following classes. - Lamaze Class 9:00 - 3:00 p.m., Saturday, March 3 Morehead Downstairs Classroom - Breastfeeding Class 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Thursday, March 22 Morehead Hospital Education Classroom • Monthly Support Groups - Alcoholics Anonymous 8 p.m., every Wednesday Morehead Mem. Hosp.l Dining Room Open meeting - for those interested in recovery from alcoholism. For info. call 336-623-9315 or 336-613-2551. - Alzheimer’s Support Group 1:30 p.m., Thursday, March 15 Morehead Nursing Center (call number below for location) MNC Recr. Services Director at 336-623-9712, ext. 2619 or by email at email@example.com. - Look Good - Feel Better 10 a.m. - noon, Monday, March 19 Smith-McMichael Cancer Center To register, call 336-623-9713. - Parkinson’s Disease Support Group 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 20 Morehead Hosp Main Conf. Room For more information call 336-627-6199. - Special Young Adults, A night for adults ages 18-45 with mild or moderate developmental disabilities 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Tues’s, March 6 & 20 Morehead Hosp Downstairs Classroom Call Brenda Moore at 336-623-1077 or 336-613-5174 after 6 p.m. MASQUERADE $5 JEWELRY SALE 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., Thursday, March 29 and 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Friday, March 30 Morehead Memorial Hospital Downstairs Classroom. Tons of jewelry & accessories – everything is $5!!! This sale is sponsored by the Morehead Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. All proceeds to benefit Morehead Memorial Hospital. • ANNIE PENN HOSPITAL Annie Penn Hospital of Reidsville, offers many community Education Classes, most totally free of charge to anyone. Call the following numbers for details about the listed classes...
MONTHLY SUPPORT GROUPS - Look Good…Feel Better – Annie Penn Hosp. Female cancer patients are invited to a FREE beauty makeover. Each female cancer patient receives a FREE makeup kit worth $200. Classes on First Wednesday of each month. To register, call 951-4584. – Total Joint Education Class 2nd Thursday of each month. Information and demonstrations to patients who are considering, or scheduling total knee or total hip replacements. Call 951-4357. – Alzheimer’s Support Group 2nd Monday of month from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in South Day Room of the Penn Nursing Center. For family, friends, and caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s. Call 951-4674. – Free Community Cooking Class Wednesday, March 21st, at 5:30 p.m. in the Annie Penn Hospital Womankind Center on 4th floor. Southern Gourmet Cooking at its Best. Join Chef Raouti “Rudy” Benallal and learn how to prepare healthy delicious southern cuisine. Watch as he prepares healthy foods with a homestyle flavor. The menu feature will be shrimp, sweet potato cake and kale. To register, please call 336-832-8000, or visit www.conehealth.com/classes. – Weight Watchers Classes March 6, 13, 20, 27 - A Weight Watchers Points Plus Class meeting at Annie Penn Hospital each Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. The weigh-in begins at 11:45 a.m., followed by instructional time. Email Pat Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org. Meetings are held in Dining Room B in the Annie Penn Hospital Cafeteria on ground floor. – Free Diabetes Classes March 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29 Held on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. in Dining Room A on Annie Penn Hospital’s Ground Floor, and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. in the same location. Each class will covers: Portion size, food labels, carbohydrate sources, carbohydrate counting, and weight management. No appointmentz necessary. Call Jenifer Kayan, RD, LDN at 951-4673. – Community Education Seminar Thur., March 15th, at 5:30 p.m. in the Womankind Center on the hospital’s 4th floor. Common Liver Diseases and their Impact on Health - Please join Dr. Najeeb Rehman, a gastroenterologist, for an informative review of common liver diseases such as hepatitis A, B, and C; fatty liver; alcoholic liver; and drug induced liver disease. Dr. Rehman will respective treatment options for each and answer questions. Call 336-832-8000 or visit www.conehealth.com/classes. FREE CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING March 12 – Cone Health/Annie Penn Hospital Cancer Center is offering FREE Cervical Cancer Screenings for women who do not have health insurance or who cannot afford to see their physician. Screenings are open to all women 21 and older, who are currently sexually active or have been sexually active, have never had a pap smear or have not had a pap smear within the last 2 years. Screenings are open to all women who have no insurance or who are unable to afford to see their regular physician. Screening will be held Mon., Mar. 12, 2012 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Annie Penn Hosp., 4th Floor Specialty Clinics. Please call 832-8000 to make an appointment or for more information. SMOKING CESSATION CLASSES March 6, 8, 13, 15 - Annie Penn Hospital will hold the next series of free smoking cessation classes on March 6, 8, 13, and 15 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Sessions will be held at Annie Penn Hospital in the Cardiac Rehabilitation classroom on second floor. Participants should attend all four sessions. To register, please call 951-4509. • DIABETIC EDUCATION WORKSHOP FOR EVERYDAY LIVING Eden Chamber of Commerce Board Room, 3rd Thursday of every month, 3 pm. No reservations necessary, FREE to the public! Pete Crouch, owner of Eden Drug, speaks on different topics monthly. Please call the store if you have questions: 627-4854. RED CROSS BLOODMOBILES Appointments are strongly recommended for donors to get in and out faster. Call for the nearest bloodmobile 349-3434
WEEKLY WELLNESS HOUR Every Wednesday at 7pm. FREE to Public! Door Prizes! Learn about health and prosperity. 594 Pierce St, Eden, NC (next to library) 627-4325 AL-ANON - Fri’s 8pm - Joint meeting with Alcoholics Anonymous - Rock of Eden Spray Methodist. Wed’s - Morehead Hosp. Dining Room Circle of Love - 8 - 9pm NA (NARCOTICS ANON.) Meets 5 days a week in Reidsville at the REMMSCO Annex, 108 N. Main St. Includes a noon meeting on Monday and 8 PM meetings Tues., Thurs., Fri., Sat. 1 hour meetings, open to all. ≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈
Youth Concerns TEEN PARENT SUPPORT GROUP Held the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm at Leaksville UMC. For information, contact Ashley May at 623-6002. FRIENDSHIP MINISTRY Osborne Baptist Church Children’s Worship Area. A ministry for children and adults with developmental disabilities. 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month 6-7:30pm. Registration Required call Kevin Bedard. 336-623-6064 email@example.com SPECIAL POPULATION DANCE The Arc Of Rockingham County sponsors a special population dance monthly (the 2nd Thurs. of month RCC, Whitcomb Student Center. 6:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Refreshments. 336-627-7565 THE ARC OF ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, INC. to meet on Monday, March 12, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. at Rouse's Group Home, 5949 NC 135, Stoneville, NC. The public is invited to attend. The Arc of Rockingham County works with and for people with cognitive, intellectual, and developmental disabilities and their families. FOSTER CARE & ADOPTION SUPPORT Meets 3rd Tuesday of each month 6:30pm- 8:00pm, DSS Conf. Room. Jo Wilson 342-1394 CIVIL AIR PATROL The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is seeking volunteer members to help perform emergency services (including search & rescue and disaster relief operations) Aerospace education; and cadet programs for teens. Every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Shiloh Airport. Call Charlie Spratt at 336-537-3115 or 336-520-7886.
CLUBS 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 WILL OF THE PEOPLE March 21, Thursday, 7:30PM Whitcomb Center, RCC. All invited to get involved in the community. 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 GENEALOGY: The Family History Center at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4751 NC 14, south of Eden, is open from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. A professional genealogist will be on hand at the Tuesday morning sessions. Information: 336-623-7154. MINORITY BUSINESS ASSOC.EDEN Meets 1st Monday of each month at 6:00pm - Eden Chamber of Commerce, Van Buren Rd. Call Butch-627-7600 PFC JERRY L. MCKINNEY GROUP Detachment of the Marine Corps League All Marines, former Marines and their spouses are invited to attend the monthly meeting: the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm in RCC student center.
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E vents THE DAV Meets 3rd Monday at 7pm CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S CONNECTION OF EDEN Wray Centre, 452 Bridge St., Eden. $10 at the Door. March 15. Ben Winslow of Kim’s Pottery, Music by Rose Allen, Speaker DiAnne Scott. Contact 939-2230 or 342-1524 for reservations. MOPS - Reidsville MOPS - Contact Kelly at 348-1634 for more info - Rockingham MOPS - Contact Heidi at 427-2712 for more info AMERICAN LEGION POST 254 Meets 3rd Thursday of month. 6:30pm. All Vets Welcome 147 N. Fieldcrest Rd, Eden “JOSHUA’S TROOPS” (Madison) Meet every 2nd Thursday of month 8:30am at the Dan Valley Com. Bldg You Do Not have to be a vet to attend.
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Entertainment SENIOR DANCE - EDEN Last Monday of every month CB Hut on Boone Rd., Eden $5 entry. Door prizes and 50/50. Sponsored by City of Eden Recreation, Everyone welcome. Bullet Band starts at 7pm. Free line dance lessons at 6. Join us! 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. March 6, 13, 20 7:00PM “Southern Gentlemen” Mar. 27 “Grassifieds” Mar. 10 7:00PM “Southern Sunday” Mar. 24, 7:00PM “Southern Sunday” For Information contact Jerry Wilson 336-706-1018 Or Debbie Wilson 336-706-2144 EDEN RECREATION CONCERT IN THE PARK Freedom Park, Eden Sunday, March 25th - 3pm - 5pm Call 627-4711 for scheduled artists CASCADE COMMUNITY CENTER DANCE Doors open 5:30 pm, Concessions available. Music every Friday night: From 7-10 pm by Cascade Express and Friends and the 1st and 3rd Saturday night is BlueGrass Music. GET DOWN & DERBY DAY Fundraiser for Help, Incorporated Coming in May 5, 2012 Fun festive event held in conjuction with the Kentucky Derby at Autumn Creek Vineyards in Mayodan FUNDRAISER / DINNER IN SUPPORT OF THE ROCKINGHAM COUNTY VETERAN’S MONUMENT sponsored by Historic Preservation Action Comm. - March 10th at 5pm at Rock. County Senior High School Catered Event with re-enactors, live auction, music and special sepakers. Big Screen TV Giveaway! $15 adults, and $12 - 12 and under.
GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS ROCK. CO. HABITAT "YARD SALE" RESTORE 249 The Boulevard/Irving Ave., Eden - Mon.. & Thur- 1 - 3 PM New & Used Household and
RC AMATEUR RADIO CLUB Monthly Meetings held 7pm on the 3rd Tuesday of month. Red Cross Bldg 3692 NC Hwy 14, Reidsville. 573-3317 or 548-2027 AMERICAN LEGION POST 79 Reidsville, Meets the 1st Monday each month at 7pm at the post located behind Auto Zone in Reidsville. 336-295-2996. MARINE CORPS LEAGUE Meet 2nd Thurs. each month at 6:30pm 8pm, at the Kings Hwy. Christian Church, Eden. Seeking new members, call Harry McKinney at 627-8881 EDEN GOODWILL RESOURCE CENTER CLASSES GED, Intro to Computers, ESL, Adv. Computer, Employability Skills (HRD) classes held there at the 220 W. Kings Hwy. Suite H (Next to Peebles), Network Room, Resume Assistance. Call 336637-1010 or 336 623-3007 to reg.
Remodeling Items, Free Large item /big load pick-up by appointment. Recycling goods to build homes with families! Contact: 627-0160 RELAY FOR LIFE BAR-B-Q & YARD SALE Puckett’s Against Cancer March 31, 2012 Yard Sale 7am - 1pm Bar-B-Q 5pm-7pm Smyrna Presbyterian Church Hwy 65, Reidsville NEW BEGINNINGS 653 Washington St., Eden This thrift shop’s proceeds support the Rockingham County Women’s Shelter. Please donate your unneeded items. They especially need Children’s Infant -Toddlers plus women’s Plus Sizes. They are also in need of Jewelry (even if broken), Phone: 336-627-5003 LION’S CLUB CALENDARS The Eden Evening Lion’s Club is in the process of selling their 2012 Calendars honoring our World War II Vets. This calendar is on sale at Diamonds-N-Dust, Ramsey’s Barber Shop, Jerry’s Restaurant, and Railroad Cafe. You may also call Norma Jean McKinnney at 336-6278881 to purchase your copy. E d e n Evening Lion’s Club invites you to visit and join! They meet every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of month at Santana’s, Eden at 6:30am. FUNDRAISER COOKBOOKS: Pride of Morehead High School Marching Band cookbooks are on sale now - only $10. Books feature favorite recipes of Morehead High teachers, alumni and band members. Proceeds go to Morehead's awardwinning band program. Call Dee at 552-4220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANNOUNCEMENTS SENIOR ANIMALS NEED HOME Some really loving dogs at the Humane Society need your help. There are quite a few older dogs that need a good loving home. All are on the small side, some a little too heavy, but still small breed dogs. Please consider taking one of these dogs into your home. Call 336-6234428 (11am - 4pm Mon, Tues, Thur., Fri. and Sat. Closed on Wed. & Sun.) We Need Volunteers! PRIDE OF MOREHEAD BAND FUNDRAISER: Sheetz coupon books only $10 but valued at more than $25. Includes coupons for 2 free hotdogs, 2 free coffees or fountains drinks, a free donut, a free sub, a free breakfast
AMVETS- Local group. All Veterans and service men & women welcome. Willard (Woody) Waters at 635-1786 or email@example.com JOB SEEKER CLASSES Goodwill Industries of Central NC Community Resource Center of Reidsville. Call 336-637-1010 to register Employability Skills, GED Classes
APSRC - Monthly meeting for the Animal Protection Society of Rockingham County (APSRC) held from 2 to 4 pm the third Sunday of every month at Hospice of Rockingham County, 2150 Hwy 65, Wentworth, in the patient building to the left. For more information, visit www.apsrc.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (336) 791.4606.
sandwich and many more free items! These money-saving coupons do not expire until 2015. You can get a book from any band member or by calling 552-4220. HUGE BOOK SALE Madison/Mayodan Friends of the Library During the month of March everything in the store is 50% off for members. Prices will be $1.00 and under. Memberships may be purchased at the store. We also have Fill a Bag/$1.00 Sale which is for all shoppers. There are 1000's of books from which to choose for these sales. Hours are Fridays 10-5 and Saturdays 10-2. We're located at 103 2nd Ave., Mayodan. BLACKBERRIES & RASPBERRIES Rockingham County Cooperative Extension will be holding a Blackberry and Raspberry Pruning Demonstration on Friday, March 2, 2012 at 1 p.m. at High Rock Farm, 960 High Rock Road, Gibsonville, NC. This event will be an outside event so please dress appropriately. Dr. Gina Fernandez, a small fruit extension specialist from NCSU will be presenting the demonstration. For more information or to register please contact Kathryn Holmes at 336-342-8230. SENIOR GAMES REGISTRATION begins March 1st. You can register at the Salvation Army Community Building in Reidsville on March 1st from 11-3 or at The Eden YMCA on March 12th from 9:15-11:15 or you can register at the Senior Centers in Wentworth, Reidsville, Madison-Mayodan or Eden anytime. There is a new game added to senior games this year (Corn hole) Learn how to play at a free clinic on March 6th from 11:15-12:15 at Mill Ave. in Eden. Call 627-4711 for more info.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS Mark your calendars. Runway Fashion Show Fundraiser for Disabled American Vets Auxiliary Sat. May 5th. 2pm 2pm-3pm Reception 3pm Runway Fashion Show Begins Draper Christian Church Music by Rob Peterson, Acoustic Guitar Runway fashion show sponsored by Coldwater Creek $15 per ticket available from any DAVA member or at door.
MEALS MEALS WITH FRIENDS! Monday – Thursday at lunch time. Anyone 60 years of age and over Activities, good food & fun Hot Nutritious Lunches, donations are gladly accepted if you are able. • HUNTSVILLE NUTRITION 1151 Sardis Church Rd., Madison 427-5206 Site Manager-Donna Fulp • LEAKSVILLE NUTRITION Bridge St. Rec. 400 Bridge St. Eden Site Managers- Mildred Cochran Kay Ramsey 623-5343
• MAD. - MAYO. NUTRITION Mad. – May. Rec. 300 S Second Ave., May. - 445-9840 Rita Hunt • REIDSVILLE SENIOR CENTER Reidsville Rec./ RHS Apartment 201 N Washington St., Reidsville Site Manager- Diane Clark 349-9757 SALVATION ARMY Hungry? Come by and have a meal on us! Mon. thru Fri. 12:00-12:30 at 314 Morgan Rd, Eden Sun. 9:30 worship, 11am Sunday School.
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For those who want to help during disasters The American Red Cross is now recruiting volunteers in Rockingham County to assist with the Greater High Point-Davidson Chapter disaster action team which consists of trained individuals in our region who respond as a team to house fires and assist the family with their immediate emergency needs-food, clothing and shelter right here in Rockingham County. Disaster Action Team Qualifications: • Be at least 18 years old • Successfully complete a background check and volunteer application • Be willing to help people in the community when disaster strikes • Be able to respond as part of an organized team • Take below required training at no charge TRAINING BLITZ – March 16-17, 2012 Friday, March 16, 2012 1:30-5:00 PM - Disaster Services: An Overview 6:00-9:30 PM - Disaster Assessment Basics Saturday, March 17, 2012 8:30-4:00 PM - Client Casework Classes will be held at the Greater High Point, Davidson Chapter, 815 Phillips Avenue, High Point NC 27262. The dates are Friday, March 16th and 17th. The first class of two on March 16th is Disaster Services: An Overview starts at 1:30 pm and ends at 5:00 pm. The second class of the day is Disaster Assessment Basics starts at 6:00 pm and ends at 9:30 pm. On Saturday, March 17th the final class, Client Casework will start at 8:30 am and end at 4:00 pm. Participants are encouraged to bring a bag dinner or lunch. For questions or to register for the training please call Lori Copelan 336-885-9121 x 224 or email email@example.com at the High Point Chapter. Meals: It is suggested that volunteers bring a bag dinner or lunch. Not interested in being on a Disaster Action Team? There are many other opportunities to help those in need in your community. Please call the American Red Cross to register for the above training and to get your volunteer application and background check information. Tell them you are interested in attending the Training Blitz on March 16-17. To Volunteer for the American Red Cross Please call: (336) 885-9121–Greater High Point-Davidson or Lori Copelan (336) 885-9121, ext. 224 email firstname.lastname@example.org All classes will be held at the Greater High Point – Davidson Chapter 815 Phillips Avenue, High Point NC 27262
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Proposed Private Landfill Frequently Asked Questions (02.08.12 Updated FAQs) 1. Did County Commissioners recently discuss conditional zoning? Yes, during the regularly scheduled, Jan. 10th meeting of the Rockingham County Board of Commissioners, the potential use of Conditional Zoning Districts for siting potential placement or expansion of Municipal Solid Waste Landfills was on the agenda. 2. What happened with this agenda item? County Government’s Planning Staff was given authority by the County Commissioners to explore conditional zoning regarding future landfills. 3. What is Conditional Zoning? Conditional Zoning is a flexible zoning tool which, if approved, would allow the Rockingham County Board of Commissioners to consider future applications for high impact uses such as a Landfill through a legislative zoning process. This process would also allow the Board to impose specific conditions based on concerns and issues raised at the zoning hearing. 4. What does the Conditional Zoning involve? This technique combines the two steps of the rezoning and special use permit into one legislative
zoning decision. The rules associated with the quasi-judicial decision do not apply and it is not contract zoning because the UDO would specify the rezoning procedures, which would include a site plan and other requirements for the proposed use. Speakers would not be required to give sworn testimony, Commissioners could discuss the rezoning outside of the public hearing, comments could be submitted between the date of the public hearing and the final decision and be considered by the Commissioners, and the findings of fact would not be required. 5. What is the UDO and why is it important? The Unified Development Ordinance or UDO is a vital land use regulatory document. As Rockingham County’s essential tool to regulate land use, it describes how and what development may take place. 6. What about specific use zonings and standards within conditional zoning districts? Conditional zoning districts can be parallel to the general use zoning districts and/or additional districts for specific uses can be created. Districts may be created for planned unit developments, industrial parks, mixed residen-
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tial and commercial, etc. with specific standards for each district set out in the UDO. Specific standards are added to the UDO so that each conditional zoning district is tailored to the use. 7. What about the standards? Wording and standards would be developed by the Rockingham County Planning Board per County Commissioners. 8. What is unique about a conditional zoning district? When the County Board of Commissioners approves the rezoning, additional regulations and conditions not initially set forth in the UDO can be added to the district. 9. How could the community be kept aware of what’s going on? Some jurisdictions with conditional zoning have incorporated a community meeting, conducted by the applicant, as part of the application process. The purpose of the meeting is to make the community aware of a project and to allow the applicant to make adjustments to the application based on the comments received. It also gives the public additional time to prepare for the public hearing without additional staff involvement. 10. What about the Unified Development Ordinance or UDO in this case? The UDO already provides for parallel conditional districts. However, we do not have any conditional zoning districts with specific standards set out in the UDO. A text amendment to the UDO would be required to effect this change. 11. Is this technique using conditional zoning districts new? Conditional zoning districts are a relatively new zoning approach that was initially begun by the City of Charlotte in the 1990s. Conditional zoning was upheld through a series of lawsuits and since has become an option available to all jurisdictions throughout North Carolina. 12. So this has become a viable option in North Carolina? Yes, N.C.G.S. 160A-382(a) and 153A-342(a) were amended in 2005, to explicitly authorize cities and counties to use conditional zoning. A 2006 School of Government survey indicated that one-third of the responding cities and one-fourth of the responding counties were using legislative conditional zoning. 13. Are there examples of jurisdictions in North Carolina using some form of conditional zoning? Some of the N.C. jurisdictions
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Rockingham County Schools Student Assignment Transfers If your child is currently on transfer to a school outside your home attendance area, or if you desire such a transfer for the 2012 2013 school year, please note the following important dates and information: • March 26, 2012 - Applications will be available at all Rockingham County School sites and at the Rockingham County Central Office (CO) at 8:00 AM. *Please Note- Applications will be time stamped and dated upon receipt in the CO. Applications received from schools, by courier, will be dated at 12:00 noon on the date received.
• April 16, 2012 - All employee transfer applications due. • April 30, 2012 - All transfer applications due. Applications received after April 30, 2012 will be placed on a waiting list. • May 25, 2012 - (Last day of school) All students enrolled in Rockingham County Schools will receive school assignment on the report card according to the district in which they live. • May 31, 2012 - Assignment letters for applications received by • April 30, 2012 will be mailed. • August 17, 2012 - Assignment letters for applications received after • April 30, 2012 and applications on waiting list will be mailed. Parents/Guardians with questions, or who need more information about school assignment transfers, can contact Katie Widel at the Rockingham County Schools’ Central Office at 336.627.2622 or by email at email@example.com.
2011-2012 United Way Campaign United Way of Rockingham County asks each of you to take a moment to consider the status of our 2011-12 United Way Campaign and what you can do to support our vital programs and services that make our community strong, one person at a time. The growing needs in our county and the downward trend in our annual contributions threaten our community. The 2011-12 goal is $1,000,000. We are currently at $502,000, quite a ways to go. One new approach we have taken this year to make donating an easier process is the addition of a new website http://www.uwrockingham.org/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=1.
All you have to do is click on this link and by using PayPal, complete your donation from your Visa, MC, American Express or Discover Card. Our purpose with this email is to ask you to please consider a gift to the United Way as you are doing your Holiday shopping. The more people we can help, the better our community will be. Thank you for the support you have given United Way. If you have not made your donation or pledge for 2012. . . it's just a click away!! Thank you for all you can do to help.
Are Deer Eating Up Your Garden, Landscape, and Fruit Plantings? This special event is sponsored by Rockingham County Hunting and Wildlife and will include information from Advisory Committee, NC Wildlife Resource Commission, and North Carolina Cooperative Extension. • Methods of Protecting Horticulture Plants from Deer – Kathryn Holmes, NCCE Agriculture Extension Agent • Urban Archery Program and Deer Damage Control Program – Barry Joyce, NC Wildlife Resource Commission, Wildlife Enforcement Officer • Deer Management for Larger Rural Properties - Dr. Peter T. Bromley, Professor Emeritus NCSU Monday, March 12, 2012, 6:30 pm Rockingham County Agricultural Center, 525 Hwy 65, Reidsville Contact Kathryn Holmes, 336-342-8230 for more information. Persons with disabilities and persons with limited English proficiency may request accommodations to participate by contacting Brenda Sutton, County Extension Director, by phone: 336-342-8230 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax: 336-342-8242, or in person at the Rockingham County Extension Office at least 10 days prior to the event. North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T State University commit themselves to positive action to secure equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status, or disability. In addition, the two Universities welcome all persons without regard to sexual orientation.
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include: Charlotte-Mecklenburg County, Greensboro, High Point, Wilmington, Huntersville, Burlington, Graham, SanfordLee County, Monroe, Davidson, Burke County, Currituck County, Iredell County, and Gaston County. 14. What meeting was held in mid-November regarding the proposed landfill in Rockingham County? The Rockingham County Board of Adjustment (BOA) meeting was held on Nov. 14th at the Rock. County Governmental Center. 15. Who participates on the Rockingham County Board of Adjustment or BOA? The BOA is made up of the same people who sit on the Rockingham County Planning Board. 16. What was the focus of the BOA’s meeting on Nov. 14th? The request heard at the meeting was an appeal of the Zoning Administrator's decision. 17. Who is the Zoning Administrator? The Zoning Administrator is the Rockingham County Planning Director. 18. What had the Zoning Administrator been asked to do? The Zoning Administrator was asked to make a determination of whether or not the proposed landfill would be subject to the 35foot height requirement that the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) imposes on single units in the Residential Agricultural zoning district. The Zoning Administrator was also asked to determine whether or not the application and site plan submitted by PBK Holdings, LLC were complete. 19. What did the Zoning Administrator decide concerning this determination? The Zoning Administrator wrote a letter stating that the height limitation would not apply to any Special Use Permit approved in an RA or RP zoning district. The UDO does allow conditions to be imposed in approving special use permits, conditional districts and variances. These conditions may include height restrictions. Her decision was appealed to the BOA. 20. What were the results from the BOA hearing? Both issues were discussed at length during the BOA meeting and the BOA upheld the Zoning Administrator's decision. 21. Can the BOA’s decision be appealed? Yes, the BOA’s decision is subject to a right of appeal to the Rockingham County Superior Court which could potentially impact the right of PBK Holdings LLC to pursue the requested Special Use Permit. 22. Has an appeal been filed? Yes. On January 12, 2012, a Petition for Writ of Certiorari was filed. A Petition for Writ of Certiorari is a document which (in this instance) asks the Superior Court to review the decision of the Rockingham County Board of Adjustment which upheld the decision of the
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SBC joins business loan program Rockingham Community College’s Small Business Center has formed a partnership with the N.C. Rural Economic Development Center to make loans of up to $25,000 available for the startup or expansion of rural businesses. Loans of $500-$25,000 are available through the N.C. Microenterprise Loan Program. The program encourages selfemployment and small business development by combining loans with business planning and technical assistance. It often works with individuals who have sound business ideas but may not qualify for traditional bank loans. Loan terms are one to five years. Interest is charged at prime plus 4 percent. Lower rates are available for loans supporting the use of clean energy sources, energy conservation and waste reduction. Through its service to Rockingham County entrepreneurs, the RCC Small Business Center will assist prospective borrowers in completing Microenterprise loan applications and provide referrals to business resource professionals for additional technical assistance. The college SBC fosters and supports entrepreneurship, small business training and economic development in Rockingham County by providing engaging seminars on topics relevant to today’s businesses; individual business counseling; a how to start a small business course; and partnerships with business organizations in order to provide the best service possible to rural entrepreneurs. The N.C. Rural Economic Development Center is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to develop sound economic strategies that improve the quality of life in rural North Carolina, with a special focus on individuals with low to moderate incomes and communities with limited resources. It operates a multifaceted program that includes research, testing, advocacy, and building the productive capacity of rural leaders, entrepreneurs and community organizations. Through the Microenterprise Loan Program, it has awarded more than 1,400 loans totaling nearly $8 million since the program’s inception in 1989. To receive a microenterprise loan application, contact Cathy Wheeler at 342-4261, Ext. 2316 or wheelercc@rock-
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Zoning Administrator. It is expected that the Superior Court will hear this appeal as early as March. 23. Does this mean the application by PBK Holdings LLC can now progress through the special use permit process? An appeal stays all proceedings. 24. Where exactly is the proposed private landfill supposed to be in Rockingham County? The private landfill is proposed on Whitt Family Farms, LLC, at 1600 Riverside Circle between Wentworth and Eden, off Harrington Highway. 25. Who proposed the private landfill in Eden? Mr. Kevan Combs is the official representative for PBK Holdings of Oak Ridge, NC. 26. What are their intentions? Mr. Combs and PBK want to develop a landfill and materials recovery facility. Materials recovery allows some items in the waste stream to be recycled. The site plan also provides for maintenance buildings, administrative offices, weigh scales and “limited” exterior lighting. 27. How much land will this involve? The site is 1,750 acres. PBK proposes to develop approximately 400 acres with 350 acres planned for the proposed landfill. Eventually, the developer’s plan proposes a facility involving landfill gas to energy and organics composting. 28. How much of the development is planned for landfill disposal? The landfill disposal is planned for two separate disposal areas, one approximately 225 acres and the other 125 acres, in size for a total of 350 acres. 29. How much solid waste would the proposed landfill hold? The designed capacity of the proposed landfill disposal areas is 55 million cubic yards of waste. 30. Will the proposed private landfill have to be in federal compliance with the EPA? Yes, there are specific regulations relating to municipal solid waste landfills contained in the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and established by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR). 31. How can citizens keep upto-date on the proposed private landfill? A list of Proposed Private Landfill Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) will be periodically updated on the Rockingham County Governmental website at: http://www.co.rockingham.nc.us/ default.aspx. 32. How can local citizens get their questions answered regarding the proposed private landfill? Rockingham County citizens are always encouraged to pose questions or share suggestions via the county website’s Contact Us form: http://www.co.rockingham.nc.us/ forms.aspx?fid=26 Local citizens may also call
Rockingham County Planning at 336.342.8133 with questions or to set up an appointment with a Planner. 33. What about citizens who are unable to access information via the website and computers? Each branch of the Rockingham County Library has computers available for use by the public in Eden, Madison, Mayodan, Reidsville, and Stoneville. Updated printed copies of Proposed Private Landfill Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are available at the
Rockingham County Governmental Center’s main receptionist’s desk along with Contact Us forms that citizens may complete. These documents may be requested by calling 336342-8100. Rockingham County’s Governmental Center is located at 371 NC 65 in Wentworth, NC. Local citizens may also call Rockingham County Planning at 336.342.8133 with their questions or to set up an appointment to speak to a Planner.
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Notes from RCC class through demonstration and participation. Students will learn how temperature activates malt enzymes and creates fermentable sugar, and how to make a mash and how ingredients affect flavor. Lastly, the class will include a kegging demonstration. Dress for the weather since most of this class is outside (covered area). We will be sampling home brew beer while learning. Self-supporting with no fee exemptions. Supplies included. Instructor: Pearce Cost: $35 Section Day(s) Date Time 22389 Sa 3/17 12:30PM-4:30PM 22388 Sa 4/21 12:30PM-4:30PM Small Scale Hops Growing and Processing Craft brewing has grown in popularity as has home beer brewing. Come and learn how to grow and process your own hops for allgrain beer. You will learn how to make a hops trellis and what conditions hops need to grow and flourish. You will learn planting, plant care, and what to expect. The class will also cover how to dry and process hops flowers for beer production. There are only a few farms growing hops in North Carolina and the demand from local breweries and home brewers is up. Come learn about this
interesting plant and its potential for backyard farming or small farms. Instructor: Bode Cost: $35 Section Day(s) Date Time 22502 Sa 4/21 8:00 AM – 12:00N Starting Your Own Winery, Brewery, or Meadery – What You Need To Know Local wine, beer, and mead have grown in popularity. Brew pubs, micro-breweries, wineries, and tasting rooms are great business opportunities with local demand from the public as well as local restaurants. In this class, Ben and Becky Starr will share their experiences starting Starrlight Meadery in Pittsboro NC. They will share experiences with making a business plan, information on permits and regulations, and tips on what to think about as you consider this occupation. Instructor: Starr Cost: $35 Section Day(s) Date Time 22505 Sa 2/25 12:30-3:30PM Call 336-342-4261 x 2588 for registration information Registration form at http://www.rockinghamcc.edu/c wedimages/Online%20CWED% 20REGISTRATION%20FORM. pdf
inghamcc.edu. To learn more about the Microenterprise Loan Program, contact the Rural Center at (919) 250-4314, or visit the center’s website at www.ncruralcenter.org.
Art Festival Entry Dates The Fine Arts Festival Association is pleased to announce the take-in dates for the 2012 Festival as follows: -- Music & Literature - Tuesday, March 27 --All Other Categories - Thursday 4/12 As in past years, the entry fee remains at $5.00 per entry. This year our categories are Acrylic, Computer Art, Drawing/Printmaking, Fiber, Glass, Mixed Media (2 Dimensional), Music, Oil, Pastel, Photography-Black and White, PhotographyColor, Poetry, Pottery, Prose, Sculpture, and Watercolor. The Fine Arts Festival Association is also proud to announce that this year there are two additional awards - the First Time Entry Award and the People's Choice Award.
McCain selected for prestigious academic award
Joseph Maddrey, an Eden attorney, and Elizabeth Maddrey, a former educator and a civic volunteer, have endowed the Elizabeth H. and Joseph G. Maddrey Scholarship at Rockingham Community College. The couple has resided in Rockingham County since 1972. “We understand the value of education both to the individual and to the community,” said Elizabeth Maddrey, a member of the RCC Board of Trustees since 2007 and a past vice president of the RCC Foundation Board of Directors.
Joseph Maddrey, Elizabeth Maddrey and RCC President, Dr. Michael Helmick. Recipients of the scholarship must be Morehead High School seniors who enroll full-time in an RCC program of study leading to an associate degree, have a 3.0 grade point average and show academic promise for completing
their course of study at RCC. The award is renewable for one additional year of study. For more information or to make a donation to the scholarship, contact the RCC Development Office at 342-4261, ext. 2201.
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Beer Brewing, Hops Growing and Mead Making for Beginners All day Beer option available on 4/21/12 for those coming from near or far! Come to Rockingham Community College for an immersion in spring beer making! Spend the morning learning about hops and the afternoon learning to brew your own all grain beer. Beginning Mead Making One of the most interesting types of wines you can make is honey wine - traditionally known as Mead. Making honey wine is an interesting and unique fun hobby or occupation. Students will learn about mead and sample the variety of different meads made locally. Owners of Starrlight Meadery will share their expertise and demonstrate how to make mead and get started in this interesting hobby. Instructor: Starr Cost: $35 Section Day(s) Date Time 22504 Sa 3/17 12:30-4:30PM 22503 Sa 4/28/ 12:30-4:30PM Craft Beer Brewing - Learn how to brew your own _all-grain beer. The all-grain brewing method allows you the most flexibility in designing and producing individual wort. The fundamental techniques and related science will be explained in the
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WENTWORTH – Rochelle McCain of Gibsonville has been chosen to receive the 2012 Academic Excellence Award at Rockingham Community College. Each year, one person is chosen at each of the state’s 58 community colleges to receive the prestigious award. In April, a luncheon will be held in Raleigh in their honor. In the letter nominating her for the award, an RCC staff member cited McCain’s 3.9 (out of a possible 4.0) grade point average, acceptance into the college’s two honor societies, leadership role in student government, compassion and caring toward others, and common sense approach to life. McCain is the daughter of Roselyn and Tyrone McCain. She was an A-student at Reidsville High School and upon graduation, she and her twin sister, Raquel, enrolled at RCC. She attributes her desire to excel academically to her parents. “They taught me that if you excel in knowledge and education, you can go anywhere.” The McCain twins will graduate in May from RCC, each with an associate degree in fine arts. They will begin their studies for fine art degrees (with concentrations in graphic design) at East Carolina University beginning fall 2012. Their goal is to open a graphic design business together. “My experience at RCC has been an astonishing journey,” said McCain. “Through leadership roles, extracurricular activities, friends I’ve made and the entire personal atmosphere of the college, it has helped me learn about myself and learn what I want to do and who I want to be. The lifelong skills and knowledge I have obtained here will help me throughout my future.”
Rockingham County 4-H Volunteers Awarded at Conference Five Rockingham County 4-H volunteer leaders attended the NC 4-H Volunteer Leaders Association Conference in Raleigh on February 3-5, 2012. Rockingham County was well represented through officers and awards. Volunteers attended workshops on youth development, new 4H curriculum and much more! The exciting part of the conference was the awards banquet. Our county was represented proudly. Gail Bryson is the President of the association and presided over the conference. Nancy Norwood was inducted as the North Central District
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Notes from RCC RCC shines in comparison WENTWORTH – In a recent report released comparing the assets North Carolina community college foundations have per student, the Rockingham Community College Foundation took the number one spot in the state. Foundations were compared on the total amount of their net assets (cash, scholarship endowments, donations, gifts, grants, etc.) divided by the number of equivalent full-time students at
their institutions for a net asset per full-time student total. The 2009-10 academic year data was most recent available for the comparison. As first in the state, RCC yielded nearly $6,000 per student from a net asset of over $13.6 million. The foundation uses the interest earned on those assets to fund programs for students, the college, and programs for the community not funded by the state. Gaye Clifton has directed the
Exploring the World Down Under Whether underwater worlds fascinate you or whether you want to pursue water rescue as part of your career, Rockingham Community College can meet your needs with its first-time scuba diving course. Grant Dawson, owner of Greensboro Scuba, will teach the course. Students will receive information on how pressure affects the body, how to choose gear, what to consider when planning dives and more. In addition, students will study the PADI Open Water Diver Manual. Basic scuba skills will be developed through confined water dives in a local pool. Open water dives, which use the skills and knowledge gained throughout the class, will then be held at Belews Lake. Prior to the open water dives, participants are required to take a two hour exam. Those who pass
will receive a PADI certification. This certification is required by those who desire employment in water rescue. Classes will be held Fridays and Saturdays at various locations from Feb. 24 through March 17. The exam will be held March 24 and open water dives will be held April 14 and 15. Participants will be required to purchase the PADI crew pack (text book, calculator and log book) and either rent or supply their own equipment (fins, mask and snorkel). These items will not be needed for the first class. Diving tanks will be provided. Fees for the course are as follows: course, $120; PADI crew pack, $75; equipment rental, approximately $100. For more information or to register for the course, contact Helen Pokrzywa at 342-4261, Ext. 2177.
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RCC Shines in Comparisson... outstanding support from the community – individuals, small businesses, corporations, civic groups, churches, volunteer organizations—everyone,” said Clifton. “The interest that is generated from monies, along with unrestricted annual gifts, given to the foundation make it possible to fund a variety of programs that enrich our students’ educational experience.”
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Continued on page 12 One such program is student aid grants (scholarships). Currently the foundation provides over $250,000 annually to RCC students. “By providing these scholarships and grants every year,” said RCC president, Dr. Michael Helmick, “the foundation literally ensures a college education for many students who would not otherwise get the chance to go to college. The RCC Foundation is an incredibly valuable asset for the citizens of Rockingham County.” Other programs provided through foundation funding include peer tutoring, work study jobs, travel scholarships, faculty and staff training and athletic programs. For students and the entire community, the foundation funds cultural programs and the historical collections housed in the James Library. As president of the foundation, county attorney Eugene Russell has seen the impact the foundation’s team of volunteers
make as they solicit donations during their fundraising efforts. “In terms of every citizen in Rockingham County, RCC is ‘our college,’ said Russell. “It is a tremendous asset and positively impacts the lives of students and families in tangible ways which both volunteers and donors can see and appreciate.” Russell adds, “Being part of the good work that the college does and working with the excellent leadership of the foundation director and staff is a privilege. As a group, we have built life-long friendships through our foundation activities.” In learning of the foundation’s number one slot, Clifton said, “We’ve always recognized and been grateful for the support the community. These figures are concrete evidence of the community’s incredibly generous spirit. With their support, the foundation will continue its critical work of changing lives through education.”
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Ricky Graves, Morgan Maness, 4-H Agent, Nancy Norwood, Leola Meador, Brenda Sutton, Cooperative Extension Director, Perry Graves and Gail Bryson attended the NC 4-H Volunteer Leaders Conference in Raleigh, NC on February 3-5, 2012. 4-H Volunteer Leaders Association Parliamentarian. Perry Graves won the State 4-H Volunteer award, Ricky Graves won the North Central District 4-H Volunteer award and Morgan Maness, 4-H Agent won the Extension Staff Volunteer Support award. Smith Stokes Dealership won the Donor award for all their support and donations to 4-H. Leola Meador was recognized for her past Achievement Hall in 4-H Leadership award. Rockingham County 4-H has the greatest volunteers to support the program! We are so proud of all of our volunteers and their awards. We would love for others in the community to be a 4-H volunteer. If you are interested in working with 4-H and youth, please contact the 4-H Agent, Morgan Maness at 336-342-8230 or email@example.com.
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A& B Cafe Ribbon Cutting Brad Lynch was proud to open his new business at 256 The Boulevard in Eden. In January A&B Cafe opened with the official ribbon cutting officiated by Mayor John Grogan. A&B is now open 8am - 5pm Monday through Saturday, and 11am - 4pm on Sunday. Come in for a delicious breakfast or lunch, or call your order in: 336-627-9740
Young and old are invited to come enjoy the Annual Community Reading Conference & Festival, “Catch the Reading Bug,” hosted by Rockingahm County Reading Association on March 10, 2012 from 9 am – 2 pm at Rockingham Community College (Whitcomb Building). The goal of this FREE family event is to help families have fun learning together and to create a greater awareness of the importance of early literacy experiences. At this year's conference, children will have an opportunity to learn how to create their own comics with author and illustrator of "Hamster Sam", Dave McDonald. New to our conference is performances by Big Bang Boom, a trio of musicians from Greensboro, NC, who write and perform parent-friendly children's music. Their music is full of funky, poppy, and silly songs about siblings, underthe-bed monsters and dancing. Their show is high-energy, and gets the crowd involved- there is no sitting down! There will also be Make and Take activity tables, book character visits and a Scholastic Book Fair. In short, it is a day of reading fun that families will not want to miss. Each family will receive a free book to take home, compliments of the RCRA. Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras! The conference is made possible with support from Smart Start, Gildan, the RCS Title I Program and many more! Additionally, this project receives support from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Spay & Neuter Clinics Planned Rockingham County Animal Shelter is working to solve some growing problems … the rising rate of unwanted litters throughout the county and the increasing rate of intake seen at public shelters. Rockingham County Animal Shelter will partner with Planned Pethood Spay & Neuter Clinic of Greensboro to bring Rockingham County a community spay and neuter program. The cost will be $75 per dog and $65 per cat. It will be by appointment only so please call the Animal Shelter at 336.394.0075 to schedule your appointment. Dates for the public clinic are: March 19, April 16, May 21, June 18, July 16, Aug. 20 Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov 19 You MUST bring proof of a current rabies vaccination with you at the date of the surgery or the veterinarian on staff will provide one at an extra cost of $10. For more information about the Rockingham County Animal Shelter, at 250 Cherokee Camp Rd., in Reidsville, call 336.394.0075 or check the website at www.rockinghamcountyanimalshelter.org
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Notes from RCC Institutional planning rold filled Kevin Osborne has been named director of institutional planning and research at Rockingham Community College following the retirement of H. David Smathers. A North Carolina native, Osborne studied at Davidson County Community College, earned a bachelor’s in information systems and operations management from UNCG, and a master’s in business administration from Auburn University at Montgomery.
During his time at provides. It’s a good Auburn Montgomery, feeling to be able to Osborne worked for offer information to the department of individuals within an information technoloorganization which gy, served as interim assists them in making director of institutional informed decisions.” research and was then Upon relocating to named director of the North Carolina, department. Osborne worked at Osborne “I like being able to Forsyth Technical work with all aspects Community College in of an institution,” said Osborne. the office of institutional effec“I enjoy research and working tiveness before obtaining the with the nonbiased data research director’s position at RCC.
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Free Dental clinic planned The North Carolina Missions of Mercy (NCMOM) will hold a free dental clinic at Reidsville Christian Church located at 2020 South Park Drive in Reidsville, NC on March 23 and 24, 2012. The NCMOM portable free dental program is an outreach program of the North Carolina Dental Society. In 2010, the program treated 6,573 people across the state, donating a service amount equivalent to $3,101, 407. In 2011, 8,253 people were treated with donated services exceeding $4 million. Almost 500 Rockingham County residents received care in 2011 and 500-600 adults are expected to receive free dental care in Reidsville in 2012. Doors open at 6:00am and conclude at 5:00pm each day. “Based on the success of the 2011 program, we are pleased to
once again offer this vital service to members of our community,” stated Scott Vines, a Reidsville dentist and coordinator of the program. “We want to get the word out to members of our community about this free service and also solicit contributions to help pay for the $30,000 it requires to sustain the clinic for the two days.” Volunteers from across the county are helping to coordinate this event. Those wishing to make a donation should make checks payable to NC Dental Health Fund and mail them to First Baptist Church 409 South Main Street, Reidsville, NC 27320. For more information on the program contact Dr. Bill Duke at 342-4227 or Dr. Scott Vines at 336-342-1581.
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Eden Woman Celebrates 101 years Lillian Joyce Luther will celebrate her 101st Birthday on March 27, 2012. Over a century old, she is still in excellent health and enjoys walking outside with her walker on pretty days. Living with her son and daughter-inlaw, Jerry and Mary Joyce, she still loves to read the many cards she receives and enjoys looking at family scrapbooks. She attrib- Lillian Joyce Luther, 101, utes her long life to her faith in enjoys her birthday card God, exercise, and eating well. Though short term memory is not what it used to be, she still thanks God for all her blessings.
“Using social media tools allow citizens to receive updates and information from most any device, anywhere, and at any time. We want to push out information to citizens,” Information Technology Services Director David Whicker said. “We’re working to promote transparency and clarity of government services and decisions,” explained Director of Administration Adam Lindsay. “You are invited to connect with us on either of these social media sites by ‘following us’ on Twitter; by choosing to ‘like us’ on Facebook; or by visiting Rockingham County Government’s website at www.co.rockingham.nc.us Rockingham County Government’s Facebook address is www.facebook.com/rockinghamcountync and Twitter is www.twitter.com/rockinghamconc
5 generations. From the left, son Jerry L. Joyce, Lillian, grandson Tim Joyce, great grandson Derek Joyce, and great great granddaughter Kendal Joyce.
Annie Penn Hospital Foundation Announces New Board of Directors The Annie Penn Hospital Foundation Board of Directors recently announced the addition of five new directors for 2012: Kathy Cheek, Haynes Dallas, Jane Penn Frazier, Faye Gantt and Dr. Matthew Taylor. Kathy Cheek received her BS degree from Mississippi College and is married to Bob Lowdermilk. She is a former news anchor and reporter and currently works with Terry Lowdermilk Interiors, Inc. Haynes Dallas received his BA degree from UNC-CH, his MBA and Law Degree from Elon. He is an attorney with Folger and Tucker, P.A. in Madison. Jane Frazier graduated from UNC-CH and is currently in graduate school for elementary education. She is married to Andrew Frazier. She is a 5th grade teacher at Williamsburg Elementary. Faye Gantt graduated from Wentworth High School. She has one son, Stephen. She worked 17 years with Fieldcrest Mills, Inc. and BB&T for 15 years. She is retired and keeps busy volunteering
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County Schools recognized for PBIS Programs Nine RCS Schools Recognized at Department of Education Positive Behavior Support (PBIS) Recognition Ceremony on anuary 27, 2012. Central Elementary, Dillard Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, Huntsville Elementary, Holmes Middle School, Reidsville Middle School and The SCORE Center School earned Green Ribbon status for outstanding progress in their first year of implementation of PBIS. Schools recognized as Green Ribbon Schools earned at least 80% in teaching behavioral expectations to their students and staff, and 80% or higher overall on the Schoolwide Evaluation Tool (SET). Douglass Elementary and South End Elementary earned Model Banner Ribbon status for outstanding progress in their first year of implementation of PBIS. Model Banner schools have completed all of the requirements for Green Ribbon Schools and have completed Module 2 training. They have also achieved a Level 2 on the Implementation Inventory for teaching behavioral expectations and 90% total SET score. June St. Clair Atkinson, State Superintendent, and Mary N. Watson, Director of Exceptional Children Division for the Department of Public Instruction (DPI), began the celebration by com-
mending all of the schools for their hard work and dedication to PBIS. The state superintendent commended PBIS schools for “remodeling education”. The PBIS initiative requires support at all levels of administration: Superintendents, Central Office, and School administrators to be successful. Joe Simmons, Positive Behavior Support Section Chief, and Heather Reynolds, PBIS Consultant, Cayce McCamish, PBIS Regional Coordinator and other regional coordinators recognized all of the schools in Regions 1, 2, 5, 6, and 8 who earned Green Ribbon, Model, and Exemplar School status. The state superintendent presented the awards to individual schools. The North Carolina Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) initiative is part of the North Carolina State Improvement Program funded through IDEA. PBIS is a 3-5 year process that impacts the learning environment in the schools in order to support growth in academic achievement and a reduction in behavioral problems. Schools implementing PBIS are working to integrate their Safe Schools Plans, Character Education efforts and strategies, and discipline efforts in order to make schools caring and safe communities for learning.
Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support is a systematic approach that establishes and reinforces clear behavioral expectations for students and staff. The entire school staff adopts a common approach to discipline that is proactive, instructional, and outcome-based. Data is collected regularly to help teams make decisions about effective implementation. Data is also reported to the state annually to monitor progress in each county and individual schools. The goal is to help educate all students, even those with challenging behaviors. PBIS also incorporates an instructional approach that focuses on systematically teaching social behavior using effective instructional methodology. Systematically teaching and implementing behavioral interventions for the most difficult students is also a key component. This school year continues to be successful as RCS has four more schools currently participating in PBIS: Draper Elementary, Western Rockingham Middle School, Monroeton Elementary, and Reidsville High School. Congratulations to RCS' 20102011 Green Ribbon and Model Banner Schools! For more information regarding Positive Behavior Intervention & Support go to www.ncpublicschools.org/positivebehavior/.
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DRABA welcomes launch of outreach committee On February 7, 2011, members and officers of the Roanoke River Basin Association (RRBA) and Dan River Basin Association (DRBA) attended a public briefing by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) on the findings of its recently released technical report on uranium mining. By holding the public meeting in Danville, VA, the NAS has
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Investing In Rockingham County’s Quality of Life Continued from Page 14 her time at Annie Penn Hospital, RCC Annual Fund Drive and her Women’s circle. Matthew Taylor graduated from UNC-CH with a BS in Biology and received his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic. He also is Acupunctured Certified in for NC. He owns Taylor Chiropractic in Reidsville. The Annie Penn Hospital Foundation’s purpose is to raise funds and community awareness to enhance the health services provided by Annie Penn Hospital. As the sole governing body of the Foundation, the board of directors oversees the operational, strategic and financial plans of all foundation activities. Members are active participants in the fundraising process and serve as advocates for the hospital within the philanthropic community. The Foundation Board is comprised of 24 volunteers who are carefully chosen community and professional leaders who preserve the Mission of Annie Penn Hospital and the Foundation to ensure that comprehensive medical services are being delivered in a quality manner consistent with the needs of Greater Rockingham County.
Arts’ Council Open Door Studio Tour Planned The Rockingham County Arts Council has started planning for the 2012 Artists Open Door Studio Tour. All area artists are encouraged to reserve the weekend of November 9th-11th to participate in the tour. New this year will be extended days and times to allow visitors the opportunity to visit artists in different parts of the county on different days. As with last year, there will be an exhibit of participating artists’ work at the Dan River Art Market & Gallery the weekend of November 9th, along with a closing reception to celebrate the art and artists in our county on Sunday, November 11th. The tour is a wonderful opportunity for area artists to showcase their work and workplaces to area residents as well as the numerous out-of-town visitors that attend the tour. This year, area businesses are encouraged to participate in the tour by hosting artists who may not have their own workspace but who still wish to be part of the tour. Special marketing and promotions will be offered to participating businesses. The Arts Council is seeking area artists and businesses to lend their voice to the planning process for this year’s tour. If interested, please contact Executive Director Kathryn Gauldin at 336-349-4039 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about the Arts Council, please visit www.artsinrockingham.org. The Rockingham County Arts Council (RCAC) is the focal point/umbrella organization for the arts, and information about the arts, in Rockingham County. Founded in August of 1969 as a nonprofit organization, we provide grassroots grants to local artists, arts organizations, and schools and encourage community participation in and support of the arts.
March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month Rosa’s Law – “What you call people is how you threat them.” Words are incredibly powerful. One negative term that has been a part of our vocabulary when referring to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) for generations, “mental retardation,” no longer has a place in our society. In 2010, The Arc and self-advocates across the country won a huge victory – President Obama signed “Rosa’s Law” into law. Rosa Marcellino is a young girl with Down syndrome from Maryland. In 2006, her brother Nick testified before the Maryland General Assembly in support of a bill named after his sister that would outlaw further use of the terms “mentally retarded” or “mental retardation” from state statutes. In his testimony, Nick said: “Some say we shouldn’t worry about the words, just the way we treat them. If we change the words, maybe it’ll be the start of a new attitude toward people with intellectual disabilities. The Arc pushed for federal legislation to replace the antiquated, stigmatizing words with the terms “intellectual disability” and “individual with an intellectual disability” in federal health, education and labor policy statues. While the legislation does not cover entitlement program, which includes SSI, Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, it is an important stepping stone for shaping future legislation that will transform these outdated terms in all federal laws. This change in terminology is sweeping across the country, as the majority of states have altered their terminology in state laws and in the names of the state agencies that service people with I/DD.
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Lilly Oncology Art exhibition to honor those with cancer diagnosis Lilly Oncology On Canvas, an art exhibition honoring the journeys people face when confronted by a cancer diagnosis, will be on display through February 17 at the John SmithDalton McMichael Cancer Center on the campus of
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of cancer – as well as their families, friends, caregivers and healthcare providers – to express, through art and narrative, the lifeaffirming changes that give their cancer journeys meaning. Winners’ prizes consist of donations made to the cancer-related charities of their choice. Art from the competition tours hospitals, cancer centers and cancer advocacy group events. To date, Oncology On CanvasSM has received more than 3,600 entries. However, these stories are but a few of the many waiting to be told by the nearly 12 million cancer survivors alive in the United States today, along with millions more from those who provide them with love and care. The 2012 competition is now underway. To enter, applicants must register by April 30, 2012, and submissions must be postmarked by June 29, 2012. For more information, including
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County-Wide Food Drive planned in April EDEN - Plans are underway for the 2nd annual County-Wide Food Drive scheduled for the month of April. Last year, the drive collected between 15,000 and 20,000 pounds of food that was distributed to five area food pantries. This year, the goal is 30,000 pounds with an additional four food pantries benefiting. “The county-wide food drive last year was a real blessing for the Cooperative Christian Ministries as we were able to help so many families during the time of year when the normal donations were coming in at a reduced rate,” said Cooperative Christian Ministries President Bill Smith “It enabled us to take the limited dollar donations that we received and fill in with all of the goods that we received from the food drive. “Our food pantries are having a hard time filling enough orders as the numbers of needy people have increased in the past several months,” said Blake Dawson, chairman of the Committee of 100 which oversees the food drive. The kick-off for the food drive will be April 14 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints. Government officials will participate in the program and special entertainment will be provided. The collection date has been set for April 28. Collection sites are First Baptist Church of
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County Star Investing In Rockingham County’s Quality of Life Continued from Page 16 The Arc of Rockingham County is committed to putting people, not their diagnoses, first. And so we promote the use of “people first” language. The federal government joining this movement will help encourage the general public to follow suit, and represents a major step forward in changing attitudes. The Arc of Rockingham County works with and for people with cognitive, intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
Bee Keeping Class The Rockingham County Beekeepers' Association will host a Beginning Beekeeping Class on Saturdays, March 17, 24, and 31, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Immanuel Friends Church, 502 S. Fieldcrest Road, Eden. Cost is $20 per person and includes course materials, textbook, and refreshments. Additional family members may attend for $13 each and not receive a book. Lunches will be on your own. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult. This course is designed for beginning beekeepers. Instructors, who are experienced beekeepers, will cover topics from how to get started, to seasonal management, to treatment of pests and diseases. Participants who attend all three days may be eligible for financial assistance in purchasing their basic beekeeping equipment and bees. Please call Diane Hilliard at 336-656-3205 to pre-register. Visit www.rockinghambeekeepers.org for more information.
Head Start Now Recruiting Rockingham County Head Start, a federally funded program for preschool age children from low income families, is now recruiting for the 20122013 school year. Applications are being accepted for children who are at least three-years-old on or before August 31st. There is no cost to families accepted into the program. You may obtain an application at the central office, 591 NC Hwy 65, in Wentworth. The office is located on the ground floor of the old Wentworth Elementary School Building. You can also download an application and obtain information about the program from the Rockingham County Head Start website at www.rockinghamcountyheadstart.org
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Ruby Rose Tea Room now a place for elegant dinners Ready for a little different dining option in the month of March? There won't be any basketball games on flat-screen TVs, but madness has hit the Ruby Rose Tea Room in Stoneville nonetheless. For the first time ever, the restaurant is opening for dinner on Fridays in March (5-8 pm)! On March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, guests will be able to enjoy the No. 1 restaurant of its kind in North Carolina (according to independent website www.teamap.com) in the evenings as well as for lunch. Patrons will be able to order from the regular lunch menu or choose a different dinner entree each week, such as chicken parmigiana, lasagna, chicken pot pie and more. Reservations are preferred for dinner and always with parties of 5+. The Ruby Rose Tea Room is located at 209 E. Main St., Stoneville NC 27048, in a beautiful, two-story Victorian house built in the early 1900s. The restaurant can seat up to 48 guests at one time in three dining rooms on the main floor, as well as 8 guests in an upstairs private dining room (for a nominal fee). Visitors are invited to tour the lovely homeplace, including a unique gift shop and antique-furnished bedroom upstairs, and to admire the hand-painted murals and Victorian collectibles throughout the house. Fo March, lunch hours are from 11 am to 2 pm Wednesday through Saturday. Private parties are available after-hours for an
additional house fee. "We've had so many requests to open in the evenings," says Ken Church, a lifelong Stoneville resident who owns/operates the Ruby Rose with his wife, Tammy. "This is
our way of trying something a little different, and we hope we'll get the chance to introduce ourselves to a lot of new folks as well as serve some great lunchtime friends after sundown!" The restaurant, a member of the Western Rockingham Chamber of Commerce, has dabbled in a few special events -- a just-completed Valentine's dinner, Thanksgiving lunch and Mother's Day brunch all have been well-received -- as well as hosting group functions such as bridal showers and luncheons, class reunions, Red Hatters meetings, "Fancy Nancy" teas, etc. In addition to its lunch menu of various homemade sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts, the Ruby Rose also serves formal teas with 24-hour advance reservations. "We've been blessed to host people who have enjoyed formal teas in London and elsewhere around the world," Church says.
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County’s Kindergarten Registration Events Scheduled Kindergarten registration will be held March 26-29 and April 9-30 at 16 schools across Rockingham County. Schools holding kindergarten registration are Bethany, Central, Dillard, Douglass, Draper, Huntsville, Lawsonville Avenue, Leaksville-Spray, Lincoln, Monroeton, Moss Street, New Vision*, South End, Stoneville, Wentworth, and Williamsburg. (*New Vision will hold Kindergarten registration March 12-16 and April 9-30 due to their year-round calendar break). Children must be age 5 on or before August 31, 2012, to be eligible to attend kindergarten. Parents may still register their child prior to the first day of school on a walk-in basis. Parent information needed for Kindergarten Registration: • Certified Birth Certificate • Immunization Record • Proof of residence (street address) Students should register at their home school regardless of whether they plan to apply for a transfer out-of-district. Transfer forms will be available on March 26, 2012 at schools and the Central Office. The following schools have designated additional specific times for registration: SCHOOL DATE Bethany Elementary March 27: 8:15 am - 2:00 pm Central Elementary April 10-13: 7:50 am - 4:00 pm Dillard Elementary April 17: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm Information Fair at 5:00 pm -7:00 pm April 18: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Douglass Elementary March 26-29: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm Draper Elementary April 11: 8:00 am - 6:30 pm Huntsville Elementary April 12: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm April 13: 8:10 am - 3:00 pm Lawsonville Ave. Elem.y April 12: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Leaksville-Spray Elem. March 27: 7:50 am - 6:30 pm April 12: Parent Night at 6:00 pm Lincoln Elementary March 27: 8:30 am – 12:00 noon Monroeton Elementary Sales • Service • Repair Kindergarten Transition Night: March 27: 6:00 pm Registration Night: April 11: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm • Street • Off-Road • ATV’s • Machine Shop Moss Street Elementary April 16: 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm • Welding • New Vision March 12-16: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm April 9-30: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm We Buy Junk ATV’s & South End Elementary March 26-29: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Motorcycles April 10-30: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm Pick-Up & Delivery April 19: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm Available Stoneville Elementary March 27: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm April 11: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm Scooters April 19: 12:00 noon - 6:00 pm Wentworth Elementary March 27: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm New & Used Williamsburg Elementary March 26: 8:00 am - 6:30 pm March 27: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Draper Cycles For more information, call your child’s school 513 S. Fieldcrest Rd. • or Cindy Corcoran, Director of Elementary Programs, at Eden 627.2680 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. (336) 635-5811 email@example.com
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Investing In Rockingham County’s Quality of Life Continued from Page 18 The Rockingham County Head Start program offers services in the following areas: Education, Nutrition, Health, Disability, Mental Health and Family Services. Head Start provides a comprehensive program to prepare children and their families for kindergarten. Services are offered to meet the special needs of children with moderate to severe disabilities. Limited bus transportation is provided as well. For more details, call the Head Start Main office at 336-349-4762. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Commissioners support HPAC & Monument Rockingham County Commissioners Keith “Zero” Mabe and T. Craig Travis have weighed in on the efforts of the Historical Preservation Action Committee (HPAC) to return the Rockingham County Veterans Monument to its original location at the intersection of Scales Street and Morehead Street in downtown Reidsville where it stood for more than 100 years. As reported by the Reidsville Review on April 8, 1910, and recorded in the minutes of the Rockingham County Commissioners, the Rockingham County Commissioners donated taxpayer funds for the erection of the monument in 1910 and acknowledge that the NCDOT took over all city and county roads statewide in 1931. “We've contended based on these facts from day one that the Monument is state property, therefore this is not just a Rockingham County issue but a state issue as well,” said Ira Tilley, who is Public Relations Director for HPAC. Because the land became state property in 1931, HPAC contends that the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources acquired sole authority over the monument in the intersection under N.C. General Statute 136–42.1. In 1986, the Department of Cultural Resources listed the monument in the intersection on the National Register of Historic Places. HPAC contends that the City does not have the authority to remove the monument, without the approval of the Department of Cultural Resources. “I support the efforts of HPAC and it is my opinion that the monument should be put back as it was before the guy hit it,“ said Mabe, current chairman of the Rockingham County Board of Commissioners. “Whether the historical advocacy group HPAC has information as to the rightful ownership as they contend, or whether the City of Reidsville has the right to remove the monument base from its location, has yet to be determined by the proper authorities,” said Commissioner Travis. “Their endeavor may have the benefit of bringing the events surrounding this controversy out of the back room and into the light of day. There is no doubt that the Reidsville City government has betrayed the trust of not only the citizens of Reidsville, who are also citizens of the County, but all those who want local governments to be transparent in conducting the business that affects all the citizens.” added Travis.
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Job skills training soon to be offered For those who need to learn a new trade, upgrade skills, improve skills, or acquire new skills, the customized training department in the continuing education division of Rockingham Community College in Wentworth is offering the following classes: PowerPoint 2010, Publisher 2007, and Warehouse Technician. PowerPoint 2010 will be held on Tuesdays, March 6-May 1, 6-9 p.m. at Goodwill Job Resource Center, Kingsway Plaza, 220 W Kings Highway, Suite H, Eden. Students will learn how to use the
program to script, organize and display presentations, use animations to hold interest, and print handouts for an audience. Publisher 2007 will be held Tuesdays, March 6-May 1, 6-9 p.m., room 204, Bishopric Lifelong Learning Center at RCC. Students will learn how to create a one-page publication, modify publication’s layout and structure and edit content, format, and prepare content for distribution. Warehouse Technician will be held Monday through Friday, March 19-April 27, 8 a.m. to
noon, room 102, Industrial Technology Building I at RCC. Students will learn what management and technician training are needed for work in a distribution warehouse environment. The course includes warehouse/distribution center training, forklift operator training, computer applications, and safety in the workplace. For more information or to preregister and/or prepay, contact Sally Newman at 342-4261 Ext. 2151.
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Morehead Basketball Homecoming Court Crowned Morehead High School held its 2012 Basketball Homecoming Ceremony on Thursday, January 19, 2012. Senior, Logan Rhodes was crowned queen. Rhodes, the daughter of Brian and Pam Rhodes, is a member of the Key Club. Rhodes was escorted at the ceremony by Carter Watkins. After graduation, the queen plans to attend a four-year university and major in nursing and specialize in Pediatric Oncology. Destiny Roberts (left) and Caroline Frazer (right) were each crowned princesses. Other 2012 Homecoming Ladies Court members were Abigail Butcher, Maddie Lawson and Chelsea White. Rhodes was crowned by Principal Betty Harrington and the 2012 homecoming queen Julie Snyder, who was escorted by last year’s king, Stephen Griffin. Senior, Nakia O’Ryan Thompson was crowned king. Thompson, the son of Melanie Thompson and Sammy Scales, is a member of the Varsity Football team and Track team, and is the
Varsity Basketball Team Manager. Thompson was escorted at the ceremony by Dawn Perkins. After graduation, the king plans to attend Rockingham Community College and then transfer to Johnson and Wales and major in Culinary Arts. Mark Bailey (left) and William Nance (right) were each crowned princes. Other 2012 Homecoming Boys’ Court members were Eli Coe, D. J. Hairston and Quinten Neal. Thompson was crowned by Principal Betty Harrington and the 2011 homecoming king Stephen Griffin, who was escorted by last year’s queen, Julie Snyder. Morehead High School teacher Sheila Thompson served as emcee. Before and after the crowning ceremony, the Morehead basketball teams took on the Eastern Guilford High School Wildcats. The girls lost a tough game, 3757, and the Panther boys took a victorious win against the Wildcats, 68-63.
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Eating Disorders Pose a Serious Health Risk, Often Go Untreated Bombarded by images of stick-thin celebrities – from the elegant Duchess of Cambridge to the iconic Lady Gaga – girls and young women are starving themselves to achieve the same svelte look. And while medical experts understand the implications of extreme eating habits, most girls are unaware that the desire to be unhealthily thin could kill them. As many as 24 million Americans of all ages and gen-
ders struggle with an eating disorder, according to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, Inc. “Teenagers and young women are the most common sufferers, but eating disorders can start in pre-adolescence and continue into adulthood,” explained Donna Wood, Practice Leader of Clinical Operations at Quorum Health Resources (QHR). “Ten to fifteen percent of people with
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eating disorders are male.” National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, February 26 through March 3, focuses on preventing eating disorders and the body image issues that fuel them while also advocating for better access to treatment. The event, sponsored by the National Eating Disorders Association, is aimed at educating the public to reduce the stigma associated with eating disorders. This stigma often causes those with eating issues to feel ashamed and avoid seeking medical or psychological help. While some eating disorders become chronic conditions, research has shown that people who receive proper treatment can recover. However, only about one in 10 people with eating disorders seek treatment. “Treatment may include individual, group or family psychotherapy, nutritional counseling, and medications that address depression, anxiety and other coexisting disorders,” says Morehead Memorial Hospital Registered Dietitian Kerry Tumbleson. “In some cases, hospitalization and forced nutritional intervention may be necessary if the situation is life-threatening.” An eating disorder is characterized by serious disruptions in a person’s everyday diet, such as eating extremely small amounts of food or severely overeating. The most common eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating. People suffering from anorexia nervosa restrict the type and amount of food they eat to avoid gaining weight. Even if they become extremely thin, they may still strive to lose weight because they perceive themselves as fat and fear putting on pounds. With bulimia nervosa, people will eat unusually large amounts of food. This out-ofcontrol binge eating is followed by compensating behaviors. These include self-induced vomiting – called purging – overuse of laxatives or diuretics, excessive exercise, fasting or several of these behaviors combined. Binge eating involves excessive overeating without purging or partaking in other behaviors to compensate for the food intake. As a result, binge eaters may become overweight or even obese, which can promote serious cardiovascular and other health
issues. While concerns about appearance are common in adolescence, parents need to be aware of their child’s eating habits to address unhealthy behaviors before they become chronic eating disorders. Parents should pay close attention to certain activities that have weight and training expectations, such as competitive running, gymnastics, ballet, wrestling and competitive swimming. A person of any age who shows the following behaviors or symptoms should see a doctor for assessment: • Eating small portions or refusing food all together • Inability to objectively gauge body weight • Obsession with being or becoming fat • Strenuous or excessive exercising • Hoarding and hiding food • Eating in secret • Visits to the bathroom after eating • Significant fluctuations in weight • Social withdrawal, depression or irritability • Hiding weight loss by wearing bulky clothes • Menstrual irregularities • Thinning or dry and brittle hair • Cavities or discoloration of teeth caused from vomiting Eating disorders seem to have multiple influences including biological, psychological, behavioral and social factors. Research published by a team of international scientists in 2011 suggested that genetic variations could be at work when people are not able to recover from eating disorders. The findings, reported online in the journal Neuropsychopharmcology, may lead to more effective treatment for these chronically ill individuals. “Personalized treatment based on an individual’s genetic makeup is at the forefront of some of the most exciting medical care being delivered today,” stated Tumbleson. “As we learn more about genetics and the role they play in certain diseases and disorders, researchers are learning how to develop more effective treatment plans based on individualized genetic information.” While medical science continues to seek answers for how to
prevent and treat eating disorders, parents and others can help make a positive influence on young people. To help the young people in your life build selfesteem, a positive body image and an understanding that appearance doesn’t matter as much as other personal qualities, consider these suggestions: ∑ Accept that physical appearance is a normal concern for young people. Support your loved ones by encouraging them to feel positive about their appearance. ∑ Provide reassurance about appearance and compliment them on the great features and other physical characteristics they have – a lovely smile, the way they look in a certain color, their energy, grace or speed. ∑ Express appreciation of personal qualities that have nothing to do with appearance, such as generosity, loyalty or kindness. ∑ Help them critically evaluate the messages they receive from advertisements, television and elsewhere about how they need to look or dress to be considered attractive. Help them understand that these images are often not “normal” -- achieved through image retouching, unhealthy dieting or surgical procedures. • Set a good example by practicing healthy eating and exercise habits. Avoid being self-critical or expressing dissatisfaction with your own appearance and diet. Show appreciation for how your body functions every day. Parents often feel confused and helpless when their child develops an eating disorder, but ignoring the signs can be deadly. Untreated eating disorders can lead to serious, debilitating health issues, and they have the highest mortality rate of any of the mental illnesses. For more information about National Eating Disorders Awareness Week and the National Eating Disorders Association go to http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/programsevents/nedawareness-week.php. This article provided courtesy of Morehead Memorial Hospital and Quorum Health Resources (QHR).
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Eden Chamber Honors Community Leaders The Eden Chamber of Commerce celebrated the special businesses and individuals in the community during their 2011 Annual Leadership Recognition Dinner. Chairman Neil Fair welcomed guests and introduced Mayor Jon Grogan who reported on the business improvements in Eden, including the Duke Energy project which is now some halfway finished, MillerCoors improvements, Gildan’s expansion and hiring of additional people. He spoke of many note worthy accomplishments including, the first annual “Celebrity Waiter Dinner”, raising $3000 for the foundation, “Leadership Rockingham” , The Business Expo celebrated 9 years of showcasing our local businesses and indus-
try, after five events and morning coffees, workshop opportunities and information sessions on internet marketing, mobile apps, Microsoft systems and the infamous QuickBooks system. Other projects included partnering with Eden Drug to fill back packs for our school children, the annual “Temptations in the Garden” and the production of the 2012 edition of the Business Directory and Newcomers Guide Later Mark Wells introduced the keynote speaker, Brenda Sutton, a.k.a. “The Produce Lady”, who has been in Rockingham County since 1998. Brenda Sutton of Rockingham County Cooperative Extension is very passionate about nutrition and local farming. “It is indeed such an honor to be here and be able to speak to you tonight,” she said. She went on to talk about the importance of health in our community. “ What is the first demographic a company looks at in relocating into a community…they look at your rate of obesity,” S u t t o n a d d e d , “Most of us carry around more weight than we ought to. Most folks don’t move enough. In North Carolina, because we carry around to much weight, and because we don’t move enough, we have one of the worst rates of chronic disease in the country, too. These are things we have control over.” Helping the guests to recognize that we all
have choices that we make all day long, she noted that the salad at the event was totally from local providers, and prepared by Whistle Jacket staff. Organic greens Smith Farms, Cheese Sleepy Goat Farm, High rock Farm provided the sugar pecans. The message was that it may not be the easiest way to provide food for your table, but it is the right thing to do. Do we really want to depend on eating food that comes from God knows where? We need to look at changing our eating and food purchasing practices. Those dollars we keep local helps the economy, the food helps the community health. Sutton and her office provide county residents with Howto videos on selecting, preparing, storing and preserving fresh produce and other food items for your local market, as well as easy, nutritious recipes, tips on food safety and healthy eating. She runs a bi-weekly blog on local farmers markets, fresh produce, seasonal cooking tips and more. Visit piedmontlocalfoods.com or w w w. t h e p r o d u c e l a d y. w o r d press.com. Following the keynote speaker, awards were presented to many in the community. Neil Fair, was named the Director of the Year. Fair is known to be reliable in the information he brings to the table and his representation of the Chamber Board of Directors, is faithful in his desire and ability to strengthen Eden and its business community through collaborative partnerships, and committed to service above self and is often a financial partner for local civic and community projects. Neil Fair is dedicated to his fellow citizens and friends as a board member and most recently as your Chairman of the Board of the Eden Chamber of Commerce. Gildan Active wear was named Member of the Year. GildanEmploys a management team who lives in the community and invests in local civic
and non-profit projects and they encouraging employees to volunteer for local organizations. They support their employees with continuing education opportunities from participation in Leadership Rockingham and Eden’s Citizen Academy to taking classes to improve their math and reading skills at RCC and the Eden Resource Center. And, employees are given financial incentives for each level of educational competency they reach including achieving their GED. Gildan recently completed a 250,000 square foot expansion investing $22 million dollars to increase storage space and add automation and technology to better serve their customers. From 2008 – 2010 they added 70 jobs. Joseph G. Maddrey was presented with the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award. Maddrey was recognized for his 40 years of living, working and giving back to Eden and Rockingham County, serving as a Rotarian and as President of the Rotary, on the Morehead Memorial Hospital’s Board of Trustees and as Chair of the Trustees during some difficult transition years – bringing the heliport to the hospital campus. He generously supports the Boys and Girls Club, The Lord’s Pantry, the YMCA, Morehead Memorial Hospital, RCC, the Rockingham County Literacy Project and the Eden Public Library. Provides free legal assistance on countless matters to such groups as Habitat for Humanity, the Salvation Army and Hospice. Earning the Small Business Member of the Year award were David and Rhonda Price, who have expanded their family business to now take up two corners in the revitalized downtown shopping district, creating the Monroe Street Mini Mart, which helps them to provide employment for 7 people. They are members of the Olde Leaksville Merchants Association, host monthly meeting of the
Merchants Association and actively support Chamber events and projects. Many other special awards were presented to special persons and businesses in our community including: • Chairman’s Star Award - Jodi Lester • Volunteer of the Year - Tony Edwards • President’s Award - Sandi Adkins • Community Appearance Renovation: The Johns Manor House • Community Appearance Landscaping: Draper Elementary School • 2011 Distinguished Citizen of the Year - Duane and Gloria Best The guests bid farewell to the outgoing board members and welcomed the new members Peggy Gammon Home Savings Bank Vonda Higgs North Star Realty Tony Edwards Intercircle Marketing Nick Freitag Gildan Activewear Faye Shelton Five Star Realty of NC/VA Laura Hubbard BB&T
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Garbage containers must be moved after collection day By Rodney Carter, Superintendent of Solid Waste
Being an avid walker of the city streets of Eden, I really pay attention to the green roll-out garbage containers on the sidewalks that I have to walk around. As the solid waste superintendent for the City of Eden, I want to make sure that all residents are aware of the city ordinance that pertains to this container. First of all, the placement of the containers is specified: Whenever possible, containers shall be located behind the front building line of the principal structure. No container shall be placed in any area where it will block, or partially block, any street, sidewalk, public parking area or public right-ofway. The rest of the ordinance addresses other issues, including the definition of the specified containers, being those roll-out refuse containers owned by the city that have been distributed to any person, firm or corporation in the city. It shall be unlawful to: place a container within the public right-of-way at any site other than the site designated by the city; place a container within the public right-of-way prior to 24 hours before the day of collection; place a container within the public right-of-way after 7:00 a.m. on the day the container is scheduled to be emptied; fail to remove a roll?out container at a residential location from the public right-of-way within 24 hours following the date the container was scheduled to be emptied; to place a container at the curb for pickup, with a lid opening and failing to close with a gap of more than six inches; and to place a container in such a fashion that it cannot be serviced, due to obstruction by objects. In other words, time is an important factor when putting out and bringing in your garbage container. Your container must be at the curb by 7 a.m. on your collection day. You may set it out one day before your collection day and must have it removed within a day after collection. I hope this will be a help to the city residents that do not know what the ordinance says about the garbage container and be a reminder to those residents that already do this. Having this information should help make our city streets and sidewalks look better and be a safer place for walkers and other traffic. If you have any questions, please call our department at 627-7783, ext. 104.
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House of Health They continue their New Year, New You series with a talk entitled, Would a caveman eat that?? Please join them on March 10th at 9:00 am to discuss the Paleo Diet. They will be taking a look at some of our present-day foods that might be causing some of our present-day illnesses and exploring alternatives to the SAD (Standard American Diet). There will be plenty of foods to sample and recipes to take home. See if going back to a caveman's diet might improve your health and vitality. Located at 641 Washington St., Eden. Call to make reservations (623-1002), or visit www.houseofhealtheden.com. Eden Therapeutic Massage & Yoga Yoga is more than twisting and stretching the body. Yoga is quickly becoming one of the most sought after ways to reduce stresses in the body. Chronic stress can lead to a variety of physical and emotional health problems. Yoga can be an effective method to reduce your stress. Your first class is always free. Several Beginner’s classes available. For times or information visit www.edenmassageyoga.com. or contact Kelley Pulliam , RYT, LMBT #8237 @ 336-552-5826 Hibbett Sports-Ribbon cutting Mark your calendars for the Thursday March 1, 2012, 2:00pm ribbon cutting at Hibbett Sports, located in Meadow Greens Shopping Center, 640 S. Van Buren Road. Hibbett offers a wide variety of sporting goods, equipment, footwear and more. Call 336-623-0710 for more information. A & B Café A ribbon cutting was held for this Boulevard business on January 31st. Stop by to see what delicious items they offer! Serving Breakfast & Lunch. New Tanland Located on Draper Lane in the Draper Village, this salon has been recently upgraded. They offer regular specials. All tanning lotions and moisturizers are available at affordable prices. They offer great customer service and only certified tanning technicians. Hours are Mon - Fri, 12PM - 8PM and Sat, 12PM 6PM. Call (336)612-2305 for more information. Ashley Latham Photography Eden native Ashley Latham has moved her photography business to Eden. She is a custom natural light photographer who works primarily on-location throughout the Piedmont. Ashley provides contemporary portraits full of color and life, and offers in-person mentor sessions for
people who want to take their photography or editing to the next level. Call 336-613-1625, or visit www.ashleylathamphotography.com or the Ashley Latham Photography Facebook Page. Judith Warren Boutique and Bridal Judith Warren has added a gift shop in her Washington Street business. There are gifts for brides and all other occasions. Stop by her store located at 640 Washington Street. 10th Annual Business Expo Be part of it! The 10th Annual Chamber of Commerce Business Expo will take place on Thursday, April 26th from 1:00pm-6:00pm at the Eden Events Center (formerly Peeble’s Department Store) at Eden Mall. There will be special exhibits, seminars and numerous vendors. If you want to be a vendor, contact the Eden Chamber of Commerce office at 336-6233336. For more information about the Expo, visit www.EdenChamber.com or the Eden Chamber of Commerce Facebook page. Ruby Rose Tea Room This award winning restaurant will be open on Fridays for dinner from 5:00pm-8:00pm throughout March. You will be able to enjoy the state’s #1 rated tea room according to Teamap.com in the evenings as well as for lunch. Guests will be able to order dinner entrees such as chicken parmigiana, lasagna, chicken pot pie and more. Reservations are preferred for dinner and always with parties of five or above. For March, lunch hours are 11 am to 2 pm Wed. Sat,. Private parties are available. Located at 209 E. Main St., Stoneville, in a beautiful, twostory Victorian house. Call 336573-3214 or visit Facebook page. Housecleaning by Courtney Courtney Evans is a college student who offers housecleaning services. She provides house cleaning supplies, equipment and will travel up to 30 miles from Eden. She is a non-smoker, comfortable with pets. She charges between $10-$15 per hour for her services. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
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For The Fun Of It Priceless Dan wakes up with a huge hangover after attending his company's New Year's Eve Party. Dan is not normally a drinker, but the drinks didn't taste like alcohol at all. He didn't even remember how he got home from the party. As bad as he was feeling, he wondered if he did something wrong. Dan had to force himself to open his eyes, and the first thing he sees is a couple of aspirins next to a glass of water on the side table. And, next to them, was a single red rose!! Dan sits up and sees his clothing in front of him, all clean and pressed. He looks around the room and sees that it is in perfect order, spotlessly clean; so is the rest of the house. He takes the aspirins, cringes when he sees a huge black eye staring back at him in the bathroom mirror. Then he notices a note hanging on the corner of the mirror written in red with little hearts on it and a kiss mark from his wife in lipstick: "Honey, breakfast is on the stove. I left early to get groceries to make you your favorite dinner tonight. I love you, darling! Love, Jillian" He stumbles to the kitchen and sure enough, there is hot breakfast, steaming hot coffee, and the morning newspaper. His 16 year old son is also at the table, eating. Dan asks, "Son... what happened last night?" "Well, you came home after 3 a.m., drunk and out of your mind You fell over the coffee table and broke it, and then you puked in the hallway, and got that black eye when you ran into the door. " Confused, he asked his son, "So, why is everything in such perfect order and so clean? I have a rose, and breakfast is on the table waiting for me??" His son replies, "Oh THAT... Mom dragged you to the bedroom, and when she tried to take your pants off, you screamed.... "Leave me alone, I'm married!!" Broken Coffee Table $239.99 Hot Breakfast $4.20 Two Aspirins $.38 Saying the right thing, at the right time. .. PRICELESS
Handyman A blonde, wanting to earn some money, decided to hire herself out as a handyman and started canvassing a wealthy neighborhood. She went to the front door of the first house and asked the owner if he had any jobs for her to do. "Well, you can paint my porch. How much will you charge?" The blonde said "How about 50 dollars?" The man agreed and told her that the paint and ladders the she might need were in the garage. The man's wife, inside the house, heard the conversation and said to her husband, "Does she realize that the porch goes all the way around the house?" The man replied, "She should. She was standing on the porch." A short time later, the blonde came to the door to collect her money. "You're finished already?" he asked. "Yes," the blonde answered, "and I had paint left over, so I gave it two coats." Impressed, the man reached in his pocket for the $50. "And by the way," the blonde added, "that's not a porch, it's a Ferrari."
The Watermelon Patch
There was a farmer who raised watermelons. He was doing pretty well, but he was plagued by local kids who would sneak into his patch at night and steal watermelons. After some careful thought he comes up with a clever idea that he thinks will scare the kids away for sure. So he makes up a sign and posts it in the field. The sign says, “Warning, one of the watermelons in this field has been poisoned.” The farmer goes to inspect his field the next morning and finds a new sign that says, “Warning, now two of the watermelons in this field have been poisoned.”.
Fifteen minutes into the flight from New York to Phoenix, the captain announced, “Ladies and gentlemen, one of our engines has failed. There is nothing to worry about. Our flight will take an hour longer than scheduled, but we still have three engines left.” Thirty minutes later the captain announced, “One more engine has failed and the flight will take an additional two hours. But don’t worry . . .we can fly just fine on two engines.” An hour later the captain announced, “One more engine has failed and our arrival will be delayed another hour. But don’t worry… we still have one engine left.” Sherry, a young blonde passenger turned to the man in the next seat and sighed, “If we lose one more engine, we’ll be up here all day!”.
What Day Is It? “What’s the date today?” asked the blonde riding on the subway. “I don’t know,” replied a fellow commuter. “You’ve got a newspaper in your hands … why don’t you look at the date on it?” “Why, that won’t do any good,” the blonde huffed. “It’s yesterday’s paper!”.
Spurs Why Do Cowboys need two spurs? Are they afraid one side of the horse might take off galloping by itself?
Dead Dog A man runs into the vet’s office carrying his dog, screaming for help. The vet rushes him back to an examination room and has him put his dog down on the examination table. The vet examines the still, limp body and after a few moments, tells the man that his dog, regrettably, is dead. The man, clearly agitated and not willing to accept this, demands a second opinion. The vet goes into the back room and comes out with a cat and puts the cat down next to the dog’s body. The cat sniffs the body, walks from head to tail, poking and sniffing the dog’s body and finally looks at the vet and meows. The vet looks at the man and says, “I’m sorry, but the cat thinks that you’re dog is dead, too.” The man is still unwilling to accept that his dog is dead. So the vet brings in a black Labrador retriever. The lab sniffs the body, walks from head to tail, and finally looks at the vet and barks. The vet looks at the man and says, “I’m sorry, but the lab thinks your dog is dead too.” The man, finally resigned to the diagnosis, thanks the vet and asks how much he owes. The vet answers, “$650.” “$650 to tell me my dog is dead?” exclaims the man. “Well,” the vet replies, “I would only have charged you $50 for my initial diagnosis. The additional $600 was for the cat scan and lab tests.
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A blonde signs up for research project testing “smart” pills. Amazingly, the pills work and the blonde becomes smarter. So she dyes her hair and becomes a brunette. One day, she is out driving in the country and spots a farmer in his field with his sheep. She decides to test out her new-found smartness, so she stops and walks up to the farmer. She says, “If I can correctly guess how many sheep you have in your field, can I have one of them?” The farmer, thinking it was a safe bet, says, “Sure.” She says, “578.” The farmer says, “Wow, that is correct. I guess you can pick out your sheep.” So, the blonde picks out a sheep and puts it in the trunk of her car. But before she call pull away, the farmer says, “Wait. If I can guess your original hair color, can I have my dog back?”.
I’m not moving
On a plane bound for New York the flight attendant approached a blonde sitting in the first class section and requested that she move to economy since she did not have a first class ticket. The blonde replied, “I’m blonde, I’m beautiful, I’m going to New York and I’m not moving.” Not wanting to argue with a customer the flight attendant asked the co-pilot to speak with her. He asked the woman to please move out of the first class section. Again, the blonde replied, “I’m blonde, I’m beautiful, I’m going to New York and I’m not moving.” The co-pilot returned to the cockpit and asked the captain what should he do. The captain said, “I’m married to a blonde and I know how to handle this.” He went to the first class section and whispered in the blonde’s ear. She immediately jumped up and ran to the economy section mumbling to herself, “Why didn’t anyone just say so?” Surprised, the flight attendant and the co-pilot asked what he said to her that finally convinced her to move from her seat. He said, “I told her the first class section wasn’t going to New York.”.
A group of elementary school students were on a field trip to the local police station. Several of the children were fascinated by the wanted posters on the wall. Little Billy raised his hand and asked the police officer giving them the tour who the people on the wall were. “Those are pictures of criminals we are looking for,” answered the policeman. “We call those wanted posters.”. Little Billy looked puzzled. His hand shot back up into the air. “Well,” he wondered, “why didn’t you just keep them when you took their picture?”
Cell Phone Gift Bill bought his beautiful blonde wife, Sherry, a cell phone for their first wedding anniversary. Sherry loved the gift, and watched intently as Bill explained all the features on the phone. The next day, as Sherry is having her hair done, her phone rings. It’s Bill. “Hi hon,” he says. “How do you like your new phone?” “I just love it. It’s so small and your voice is clear as a bell, but there’s one thing I don’t understand. How did you know I was at the beauty parlor ?”.
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Local Attorney finds new home in Reidsville
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With two grown children, what she considered her first career ended, Cathy R. Stroupe, Attorney at Law, wasn’t your average law school student. At age 40, she seemed a little more seasoned than the rest of her classmates at Carolina. But in the 1990’s she learned to fit right in, buckle down, and earn the respect of professors and colleagues. Not originally from Rockingham County, she began working here in 2002 and fell in love with the area, the people and the community at large, and has remained ever since. “I absolutely love practicing here,” she says.
Ms. Stroupe finished her law degree and passed the bar some 10 years ago and began her legal career in Madison at the Law Office of Leigh Rodenbough. She Malinda Turpin, office manager and learned a lot on the legal Assistant with Attorney Cathy job and with her Stroupe. strong-will to succeed, managed to and only recently moved to her gain notoriety in the community. newest location in Reidsville. After Mr. Rodenbough retired, Cathy has served the community Ms. Stroupe moved her practice of Rockingham County for over to Eden, where she continued to 10 years now and hopes to conserve the community with pride; tinue for many to come. Handling many different aspects of law, including Civil, Family, Criminal, Immigration, Traffic, Adoption, and Workers Compensation, Ms. Stroupe Give Blood, Get Beached with the American Red Cross strives to offer assistance in a American Red Cross blood donors can help save lives and escape conscientious and professional to North Carolina’s Crystal Coast! Those who come out to donate manner. blood or platelets from February 13 to March 31, 2012 will be entered She and her office manager, to win one of three, three-day oceanfront vacation rentals at The Legal Assistant Malinda Turpin, Islander Inn and Suites on Emerald Isle, courtesy of Bluewater Real welcome anyone in need of legal Estate and Vacation Rentals. Donors will also receive a discount assistance to contact their office. Give them a call for a consultacoupon for $100 off a future beach vacation rental with Bluewater. tion at (336) 348-1241 or stop by BLOODMOBILES PLANNED FOR MARCH 2012 and visit their new office at Thurs. March 1st - Eden YMCA 301 17011/2 S. Scales Street, Appt: Call Red Cross 349-3434 2:00pm-6:30pm Reidsville, N.C., to schedule the Wed. March 7th Reidsville YMCA consultation. Appt: Call Jim Rayburn 349-5262 2:00pm-6:30pm
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Fri. March 9th Reidsville High School Appt: Call Vivian Moore 349-6361 By Appt. Only 8:30am-2:00pm Fri. March 16th American Red Cross Appt: Call Red Cross 349-3434 10:00am-2:30pm Fri. March 16th NC DOT 191 Hwy 65, Wentworth Appt: Call Brenda Joyce 634-5642 10:00am-2:30pm Wed. March 21st Morehead High School Appt: Call Martha Corum 627-7731 By Appt. Only 8:30am-2:00pm Thurs. March 22nd Huntsville Elementary 2020 Sardis Church Rd. Madison Appt: Call Kristy Ellison (school office) 427-3266 1:30pm-6:00pm Thurs. March 22nd Stoneville Elementary Appt: Call Amber Holland (school office) 573-4000 1:30pm-6:00pm Fri. March 23rd Rockingham County High School Appt: Call Teresa Harris 634-3220 By Appt. Only 8:00am-1:30pm Sat. March 24th Eden UMC Appt: Call Faye & Donald Webster Church Office 548-9333 1:00pm-5:30pm Sat. March 31st Mt. Carmel UMC Reidsville Appt: Call Church Office 939-9115 10:00am-2:30pm
“As people take time out of their schedules to donate blood, we want to show our donors how much we appreciate them and their commitment to helping save the lives of patients in need,” said Joyce Brendel, chief executive officer of the American Red Cross Carolinas Blood Services Region. “We couldn’t be more grateful of the generosity of Bluewater Real Estate to donate these wonderful beach vacations.” The Islander Suites are known for their glorious oceanfront setting in Emerald Isle on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina. The resort fronts the Atlantic Ocean with a wide sandy beach while across the way on the west side, vacationers can gaze over the beautiful Intracoastal waterway known to many as Bogue Sound. “We couldn’t be more proud to partner with the American Red Cross for the second consecutive year,” said Jordan Daniels, marketing manager for Bluewater Real Estate and Vacation Rentals. “We are so excited to be able to offer these beach vacations to those who give the ultimate gift—the gift of life.” The Red Cross Carolinas Blood Services Region provides lifesaving blood to 103 hospitals and must have 1,600 people give blood and platelets each weekday to meet hospital demand. Accident victims as well as patients with cancer, sickle cell disease, blood disorders and other illnesses receive lifesaving transfusions every day. There is no substitute for blood and volunteer donors are the only source. Blood can be safely donated every 56 days. Platelets can be safely given every two weeks, up to 24 times a year. Most healthy people age 17 and older, 16 with parental consent, who weigh at least 110 pounds, are eligible to donate blood and platelets. Donors who are 18 and younger must also meet specific height and weight requirements. For more information or to schedule an appointment to donate call the Rockingham County Chapter of the American Red Cross at 336-349-3434 or visit www.redcrossnet.org. Call 1-877-975-2835 to make an appointment to donate platelets.
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State of the County Health Report revisited The Rockingham County Healthy Carolinians Partnership and Rockingham county Department of Public Health recently released the State of the County Health Report (SOTCH), providing the most current infor-
mation on topics including: demographics, leading causes of death, emerging health issues and social determinants that affect the citizens of Rockingham County. The SOTCH report also serves as an annual review of progress towards addressing the top five health priorities identified during the 2008 Community Health Assessment (CHA). These priorities were determined to be: Access to Health Care, Mental Health, Cancer, Substance Abuse, and Obesity. Rockingham County’s population is 93,643, with a per capita personal income of $30,435. When last measured in 2009, the persons below poverty level were 14.9%. As of December 2011 the unemployment rate was 11.4%, which is higher than the state average. According to the Sheps Center for Health Services
Eden Habitat for Humanity House Makes History Rockingham Habitat for Humanity's house underconstruction on Greenwood Street in Eden makes history! In North Carolina, this is only the second known Habitat construction to use this highly energy efficient Icynene insulation. The other is in Winston-Salem. The FOAM2SEAL division of Hearn & Associates of Lexington NC did the installation. The insulation was applied in the ceiling, walls and flooring in an attempt to cut in half normal monthly utility expenses. Home Savings Bank provided a community grant for the insulation. Monthly utility records will be reviewed for one year to evaluate the product and investment. You're invited to be a part of the Habitat families and ReStore action! Visit Nancy and Denise in the Office [336-627-0160] or at the Habitat ReStore at 249 The Boulevard Eden. Office Hours: Monday & Thursday (9:00 - 4:00) and ReStore Hours: Monday and Thursday (1 - 3); 1st SATURDAY Monthly (8:30 – 12:30).
Research 19% of citizens in our county are uninsured. Some of this is due to the high unemployment rate, and employer supplemented insurance being unavailable. This problem causes a heavy burden on the emergency care staff in hospitals, where the uninsured tend to go when sick instead of a general doctor. The new collaborative effort will focus on increasing access to healthcare as well as increasing the number of providers, seeking to establish a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC or community health center). In dental care there is also a shortage due to the high-uninsured population. Rockingham County has 2.56 dentist per 10,000 residents. In an effort to address this need, North Carolina Missions of Mercy (MOM) sponsored a free two-day clinic for adults, helping over 484 citizens, and providing $273,000 in dental care to the uninsured. This event is scheduled again in March of 2012 at Reidsville Christian Church located at 2020 South Park Drive in Reidsville, NC Teen pregnancy dropped in North Carolina to a record low of 56 per 1,000 girls in 2009, yet Rockingham County’s teen pregnancy rat was 59.1 per 1,000. To reverse this trend, thanks to the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Women’s Health Branch, the Young Moms Connect: Communities Supporting Young Families program was implemented. This three year grantsponsored program will provide pregnant or parenting women ages 12 – 24, with education, resources, and skills training to improve their own and their family’s health. An additional goal of the program is to increase high school graduation rates and lower the number of unintended pregnancies in the county. This collaborative effort involves the Rockingham County Partnership for Children, Rockingham County School System, Department of Public Health, Rockingham Pregnancy Care Center, Help, Inc., and
Rockingham County Student Health Centers. Smoking is a big factor in the fight against cancer. Cancer in Rockingham County is at a higher percentage of adult smokers than the state average according to the 2011 County Health Rankings. The state average is 22% and the county is at 34%. One advance was made due to the one-year anniversary of the Smoke Free bars and Restaurants Law. Because tobacco use is the number one preventable cause of premature death and disease in the state and nation, forty-five higher education institutions in the state adopted tobacco-free policies and RCC followed suit. The 2011 Health Profile of North Carolinians reported the leading cause of death in the state if cancer. Breast cancer mortality rates in the county are at 25 per 100,000, which is higher than the states average of 23.5. Rockingham County has a female population of 46,903, which is broken down into 37,114 white, and 9,789 minority women who are more likely to die from breast cancer than white women. Due to these numbers the Rockingham County Healthcare Alliance collaborated with Morehead Memorial Hospital, Annie Penn Hospital, Free Clinic of Rockingham County, and Rockingham County Department of Public Health to provide improved access to breast healthcare and to heighten awareness for residents. Outreach programs have been provided and will be available again in the near future Obesity rates are on the rise in the nation, North Carolina is the 14th most obese state in the nation, having an adult obesity rate of 29.4%, and in Rockingham County it is 31%. What is worse is that 18.6% of children and adolescents in NC are considered obese. This reflects an increase of more than 80% over the past 15 years. In response to this astounding news, Rockingham Partnership for Children launched the GO FAR (Go Out
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An Evening With An Author Friends of the Reidsville Public Library would like to invite your to an evening with an Author. Mary Lambeth Moore, author of Sleeping with Patty Hearst will be at the Pennrose Park Country Club, located at 1622 Country Club Road, Reidsville, NC on Saturday, March 3, 2012. The meet and greet will be held at 6 p.m. and dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased from Friends members or at the Reidsville Public Library. For more information, call 336349-8476. This is an annual fund-raiser.
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Agriculture Center Offerst Seminars In March Muscadine Juice Making Program The Rock. Co. Ag. Center will be holding a Muscadine Juice Making Program on Monday, March 5, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. at 525 Hwy 65 Reidsville, NC 27320. The cost will be $10. Come and learn to make juice from muscadine. Dr. Sara Spayd from NCSU will be presenting the program. Please pre-register to Kathryn Holmes at 336-342-8230 • Are Deer Eating Up Your Garden, Landscape, and Fruit Plantings? The Rock. Co. Ag. Center will be presenting methods of protecting horticulture plants from deer by Kathryn Holmes, NCCE Agriculture Extension Agent, urban archery program and deer damage control program by Barry Joyce, NC Wildlife Resource Commission, Wildlife Enforcement Officer, and deer management for larger rural properties by Dr. Peter T. Bromley, Professor Emeritus NCSU. Held on Monday, March 12, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. located at 525 Hwy. 65, Reidsville, NC 27320. This event is sponsored by Rockingham County Hunting and Wildlife Advisory Committee, NC Wildlife Resource Commission, and NC Cooperative Extension. Please contact Kathryn Holmes at 336-342-8230 for more information. • From Hops To Truffles The Rock. Co. Ag. Center will be presenting From Hops To Truffles on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 6 p.m. located at 525 Hwy. 65, Reidsville, NC 27320. The cost will be $10. Come and learn about a wide range of new crops! Truffles, hops, medicinal herbs, and mushrooms and more. Dr. Jeanine Davis from NCSU will be presenting the program. Call Kathryn Holmes, Rockingham County Cooperative Extension Agent at 336-342-8230.
Congratulations Jorge Flores of Santana’s! S a n t a n a ’s Restaurant owner Jorge Flores has been selected as one of the “40 under 40” Flores leaders in the Triad by the Triad Business Journal business publication. Each year, the Triad Business Journal selects those forty business leaders under forty years of age who have made a significant impact on their communities. Jorge Flores was nominated by Homer Wright for his outstanding work in Eden. Jorge left his Mexico home for the United States when he was sixteen years old. He started working in restaurants as a busboy. He studied books about
a history of reliance on the rivers for transportation, commerce, and industry, DRBA provides a unified vision of cooperation across geographic boundaries. Butler has provided leadership for DRBA, serving as a founding board member and officer. He spearheaded efforts that ensured the establishment of the Mayo River State Park in North Carolina and the Gravely Nature Preserve in Virginia. In addition, his work on the historic batteau navigation structures in the Dan River earned the placement of many of these structures on the National Register of Historic Places. Members and guests will hear reports from the Association's staff, including Executive Director Tiffany Haworth and program managers and coordinators from DRBA's four offices—Collinsville, Virginia, and Danbury, Yanceyville, and Eden, North Carolina. Following the meeting and lunch provided by each participant, around 1:15 p.m. DRBA members and guests will join Danville Parks, Recreation & Tourism's Outdoor Director Karen Cross on a hike on Danville's Riverwalk. This eightmile paved trail is a model for trails in the region. Learn more at www.danvilletrails.com. Participants in the Celebration are asked to bring a picnic lunch to be eaten at the Pepsi Building, or plan to enjoy lunch at a local restaurant of their choosing. Those joining in the after-lunch hike should wear hiking boots or walking shoes and dress in layers. Directions: To reach the Pepsi Building, from US 58 Business in downtown Danville, take Main Street south across the Dan River and turn left at the first traffic light onto Craghead Street. Follow that for about 5 blocks until you see the sign for The Crossing at the Dan. The Pepsi Building is on the left beside the parking lot. From the Danville Expressway, US 29/US 58, turn north onto Goodyear Boulevard
40 under 40 leaders in the Triad at a ceremony held at the Greensboro, NC Embassy Suites. Eden Mayor John Grogan joined a contingent of city and Chamber of Commerce staff, Jorge’s lovely wife Mandy, and friends who cheered him on as he accepted his award. “Jorge is a great representative of the Eden business community,” stated Grogan. “I was happy to be present when he received this well-deserved award.”
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DRBA celebrates 10th Year with special meeting Come and celebrate the Dan River Basin Association's Tenth Anniversary! DRBA's Annual Celebration honoring its first decade will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, in the Pepsi Building at The Crossing, 661 Craghead Street, Danville, Virginia (GPS 36.584404,-79.385639). The public is invited free of charge. The day's activities will include all the major elements of DRBA's mission—preserving and promoting the region's rivers and culture through education, recreation and stewardship. In addition, a look back over DRBA's many successes during its first ten years will provide inspiration for the coming years' efforts in the multi-county, bi-state river basin. After a half hour to enjoy refreshments and view displays, the short business session will include recognition of exceptional volunteer service, election of board members, and staff reports on the Association's extensive activities in Virginia and North Carolina during the past year, as well as a glimpse of the year ahead. Featured as the Celebration's speaker is one of DRBA's founding members, Dr. Lindley S. Butler of Wentworth. As a senior North Carolina historian and author of numerous books and articles on local, state, and regional history, Butler is uniquely qualified to present a program on his topic—Dan River Basin Association: Past, Present, and Future. Encompassing portions of sixteen counties in Virginia and North Carolina in its 3300square-mile watershed, the Dan River Basin includes six rivers— the Mayo, Smith, Sandy, Banister, Hyco, and, of course, the Dan. The Dan River Basin Association was formed in 2002 to preserve and promote the region's abundant natural and cultural resources. Recognizing that this beautiful area, extending from the eastern slope of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the broad waters of Kerr (Buggs Island) Lake, shares
business and learned it first-hand in each restaurant in which he worked. Jorge opened Santana’s Mexican-American Restaurant in 2009. He moved to the Oak Hills complex in 2010 and has prospered ever since. Jorge gives back to the community and is one of the city’s most generous business owners. He is the example of the America dream come true. On Thursday, February 16, 2012, Jorge was honored as one of the
(State Route 737). Stay on Goodyear until it ends at Industrial Avenue. Turn right onto Industrial, which will become Craghead Street. Follow Craghead until you see the sign for The Crossing at the Dan. The Pepsi Building is on the right beside the parking lot. Meetings and outings of the Dan River Basin Association are free and open to the public. For information about the celebration or the hike, contact T Butler, email@example.com or 336-3495727. Membership information is available at www.danriver.org.
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Help, Inc Derby Planned Help, Incorporated, the Rockingham County agency that provides services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and elder abuse, is again planning its signature fundraiser for May 5, 2012. Get Down & Derby is a fun, festive, dress-up event held in conjunction with the Kentucky Derby every year at Autumn Creek Vineyards in Mayodan.
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Seeking Former Girl Scouts of Troop Number 10 from the 40’s The first Girl Scout Troop of Draper, N.C. was Troop Number 10, with leader Miss Jane Bullington (who later married Dr. Charles Sugg) and Mrs. Rupest Riley of the Tri-City Council. The Executive Director of this Council was Miss Ruth McConnell. There were thirty-five members of this troop. Were you in the Troop? Do you know someone who was? We are trying to locate former members of Troop #10 for a reunion. This is Girl Scouts 1th Birthday, on March 11, 2012. Being the very first troop in Draper we would like to honor and celebrate this birthday. Please call if you are a member of know someone that was so we will know how to get in touch with you. Call Melvine Boone at 336-635-4709 or Wendy Johnson at 336-589-8260.
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A Photographer with an Artist’s Eye Ashley Latham grew up in Eden, NC and attended college at The University of North Carolina at Asheville. After graduation, she married fellow Eden native Seth Latham and taught fifth grade in Burlington, NC for the next five years. Photography has always been a passion of hers and in 2008, she started my own photography business while teaching. After the birth of her second child, in April of 2011, she decided to pursue photography full time. She has recently moved back to Eden to raise her children in the community she and her husband love. “Photography is an amazing profession that allows me to work with families during all of the major events in their lives,” stated Latham. “Eden is home and it feels great to be back!” Ashley specializes in couples, maternity, newborns, high school seniors, families, and wedding portraiture. She is a custom natural light photographer who works primarily on-location in urban and environmental settings throughout the Piedmont of North Carolina. Ashley works
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Missions of Mercy return for couny’s dental needs The N C Dental Society’s Missions of Mercy Free Adult Dental Clinic will return to Rockingham County on Friday, March 23 – Saturday, March 24, 2012 starting at 6am each day. It will be held at Reidsville Christian Church, 2020 South Park Drive, Reidsville. It is anticipated that 500 – 600 adults will receive free dental care during those two days. In order to make all of this possible, the entire county is responsible for raising $30,000 to help offset the cost of this free adult dental clinic. To date a total of $10,640 in contributions were received from the following: Ron & Lucy Price Calvary Baptist Church, Reids. Town of Wentworth Little Bethlehem Christian Church, Eden Glenn & Jane Martin Ball Corporation First Baptist Church, Main Street, Reidsville Bill & Carol Duke John & Sylvia Grogan Holy Infant Catholic Church, Reidsville Robinson Memorial United Holy Church, Eden Cathy Soyars Harry & Janet Rakestraw Rita Rae & Michael Pearce Dr. & Mrs. Robert L. Daniel
Annie Penn Hospital Tom & Martha Balsley Dr. & Mrs. Rivers Upchurch Elm Grove Baptist Church, Reidsville Ray Funeral Home, Madison James & Wilma Jones Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Reidsville INNOFA USA LLC, Eden Salem United Methodist Church, Reidsville BB&T First Presbyterian Church, Reidsville NewBridge Bank In addition, the following have pledged a total of $6,000: Reidsville Christian Church Reidsville Area Foundation Your help is needed! Please make a donation. If you’d like to make a donation, please make your check payable to “NC Dental Fund.” In the memo please write “NCMOM.” Please mail your check to: First Baptist Church, 409 South Main Street, Reidsville, NC 27320. If you have questions please call Bill Duke at 342-4227 or Dr. Scott Vines at 342-1581. Thank you for your support, Bill Duke Shannon Newsome Scott Vines
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The Thrilling Sensation of Live Theatre is “Sweet” an instance and you have an entirely different show. “Stay in character no matter what happens” is something you hear from the director all during rehearsals, and that is not easy to do. TGRC hosted the Everlasting IMPROV Stopper as a fundraiser for Willy Wonka on January 28, 2012. It was the first time we have had an IMPROV night but it was such a success that we will probably have more in the future. It was an evening
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ed on-stage and off. Although they have only known each other for a few weeks, they could not be closer if they were real sisters. One of the girls described their affection for each other as “love and loyalty that really exists and shines through.” They all relate to their characters and are enjoying being sisters on stage. Other cast members of Little Women - The Musical include: Marmee March: Rose Cutuli Wray, Professor Bhaer: Clif Griffin, Mr. Laurence: Eric H. Smith, Laurie Laurence: Jasper Thomas III, Aunt March: Marcy Pyrtle, Mr. John Brooke: Chip Barnette, Mrs. Kirk: Susan Simmons. Auditions were held for Ramona Quimby and the cast has already begun practicing. They are very excited about the show. Ramona Quimby will be played by Maddie Williams and Beezus Quimby will be played by Peyton Tucker. These two “stage” sisters will demonstrate to the audience how sisters both annoy and love each other at the same time. The Quimby family will work through life difficulties as a family and even though life is not fair, they emerge a strong loving family. Performance dates for The Children’s Theatre Performance of Ramona Quimby will be on April 13, 14, 20, 21 at 7:30 p.m. and April 15 and 22 at 2:30 p.m. The fundraising committee for Willy Wonka continues to receive donations from businesses across Rockingham County. We have mentioned before that this show exceeds our normal budget for a show. We have hosted two fundraisers so far this year and we continue to sell our Wonka Bars throughout the county to assist with the costs of this show. All proceeds from the sale of these Wonka bars will go
directly to the show. We have raised over $5,000 to date, however we still have a long way to go. TGRC would like to thank everyone who has contributed so far and encourage others to consider making donations to support our local arts program. If you work for businesses in Rockingham County, please encourage your employers to donate for this show so we can bring an exceptional live theatre experience to the community. It is easy for them to donate, please just go to our Willy Wonka page on our website at www.tgrcnc.com. Follow our fundraising success on facebook at Theatre Guild of Rockingham County and on our Willy Wonka page at www.tgrc-nc.com. CONTRIBUTORS TO DATE INCLUDE: • GOLDEN TICKET CLUB ($1,000 + Anonymous TGRC Patron • CANDY MAN CLUB ($500 $999) Bulldog Printing Company, Greensboro, NC • OOMPA LOOMPA CLUB ($300 – $499) Wright & Wray, Eden, NC • CHARLIE BUCKETT CLUB ($50 - $299) Rockingham Office Machines, Eden, NC Smith Home Improvement Company, Eden, NC In Memory of Shirley A. Liner County Commissioner Bobby A. Stanley, Stoneville, NC McMichael Mills, Madison The News and Record, Greensboro Gregory Gunn, Agent for Farm Bureau Insurance, Reidsville Willis & Willis Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, LLC, Reidsville
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See our website for additional information www.tgrc-nc.com March 2, 3, 9, and 10 at 7:30 p.m. Little Women – The Musical Performance RCC Auditorium in the Advanced Technologies Building March 4 and 11 at 2:30 p.m. Little Women – The Musical Performance RCC Auditorium in the Advanced Technologies Building April 13, 14, 20, and 21 at 7:30 p.m. Ramona Quimby Performance (Children’s Theatre) RCC Auditorium in the Advanced Technologies Building April 15 and 22 at 2:30 p.m. Ramona Quimby Performance (Children’s Theatre) RCC Auditorium in the Advanced Technologies Building June 15, 16, 22, and 23 at 7:30 p.m. Willy Wonka Performance Rockingham County High School Auditorium June 17 and 24 at 2:30 p.m. Willy Wonka Performance Rockingham County High School Auditorium
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filled with hilarious performances by twelve actors and actresses directed by Pete Barr that kept the audience laughing and begging for more. All proceeds from the evening will go directly to benefit Willy Wonka. Jon Young is directing the performances of Little Women – The Musical on March 2, 3, 9, 10 at 7:30 p.m. and March 4 and 11 at 2:30 p.m. in the Rockingham Community College Auditorium located inside the Advanced Technologies Building. This show is filled with spectacular music which is being directed by Dr. Anne Lewis. We have talented actors and actresses from the Rockingham County area, as well as, from Burlington and Greensboro. The four ladies portraying the March Sisters are as unique as any four sisters would be. TGRC encourages you to come see the March Sisters in March. Elisa Abele (Meg) attends Alamance Community College and is in the Culinary Arts Program. She has been acting since she was very little and her most recent shows include Fiddler on the Roof, The Last Sin Eater, and South Pacific. Linnea Bethany Coon (Jo) lives in Burlington and works at the Little Gym and as a nanny. She has been involved in theatre for 16 years. Some of her most recent shows include: Annie, Kiss Me Kate, Music Man, The Sound of Music, Beauty and the Beast and Into The Woods. She describes this show as a timeless adventure that will take the audience back to childhood and will remind you of sibling bonding and sibling rivalry. Bridget Creel (Beth) is a student at Elon University and has been acting since high school. Some of her most recent shows include South Pacific, Company, Music Man, and The Pajama Game. She wanted to portray Beth because of the song she sings right before her death with Jo, “Some Things Are Meant to Be.” This song is very dear to her heart and she felt she could play this role. Ashley Judge (Amy) is a senior at Weaver Academy in Greensboro. She has been acting for 13 years and claims she fell in love with theatre at an early age. Some of her most recent shows include Gypsy, High School Musical, West Side Story, and Grease. She read for Beth and Amy and decided she would like to portray Amy. The roles of the March Sisters appear to have been perfectly cast. All of the girls described an instant connection between them. They have bondLA-Z-BOY • BROYHILL • SPRING AIR
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Tracing your Roots just became easier EDEN - Retired educator and former Reidsville School Board member Lucy Bolden has wanted to start researching her family for years but always delayed it “because of other projects,” she said. When she saw advertisements for the “Discover your ROOTS” open house on Feb. 18 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she not only decided to attend but also brought her sisters, Barbara Martin and Doris Ferguson. The event drew residents from throughout Rockingham County. They progressed through different areas where presenters revealed interesting historical facts about African/Americans, and information on available resources. Displays included publications about African/Americans, materials to assist with genealogical research, a display First Lady Michelle Obama’s Family Tree showing she has roots in the Martinsville, Va. area, and a quilt like the ones used as a signal by the Underground Railroad. The quilt’s patterns are copies of the ones used to direct and, sometimes to warn, slaves along the Underground Railroad route. Troublesome Creek was one of the creeks used as a route for the slaves. Since it was illegal to teach slaves to read or write, codes in the form of quilt patterns were used to send messages to escaping slaves on their routes to freedom. The memorized symbols were among methods that allowed slaves to communicate with each other on a level their white owners could not interpret. Both whites and blacks aiding the slaves created codes. This secre-
cy was one way the blacks could protect themselves from the whites; even the youngest child was taught to effectively keep a secret from anyone outside of the family. Quilt patterns were memorized and passed down from generation to generation. Used in a certain order, the quilts relayed messages to slaves preparing to escape. Each pattern represented a different meaning. Quilts slung over a fence or windowsill, seemingly to air, passed on the necessary information to knowing slaves. Since quilts hung out to air was a common sight on a plantation, neither the plantation owner nor the overseer would notice anything suspicious. Curtis R. Millner Sr. and Beverly R. Millner had a Power Point presentation and extensive displays from the Fayette Street Museum in Martinsville. The museum was created to collect, preserve and interpret African American experiences and community life in Martinsville/Henry County with displays and exhibits to highlight history and culture. The Millners’ exhibits showcased more than 100 years of African/American history of the area. Sharon Hairston of Eden said she really “enjoyed” the program, particularly the displays about the Martinsville, Va. Area’s black community. Bolden said she was “very impressed” by the research Millner has done, especially First Lady Michelle Obama’s connection to this area. A documentary shown on the Underground Railroad included information about Rockingham County’s connections with the railroad.
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On entering, visitors first saw a display of pictures of the Watlington/Mims Family from Caswell County. Kenneth Mims whose cousin has done “extensive research” on the Gwynn Family provided the pictures. “It’s nice to have this,” Mims said of the event. Charles Rodenboughe entertained his audiences with tales of the Saura Indians who had a settlement just outside what is now Eden. At the end, the visitors were invited to sit with a consultant from the church’s Family History Center and write down as many family members as they could remember. Then, they went into the Family History Center where other consultants input their information on computers and began searching for additional ancestors. “It was very informative,” Hairston said. “More people should get involved in searching their family history.” Bolden’s reason for coming was “to really get an idea of how to get started.” In Bolden’s case, the Family History consultants found the birth and marriage dates for her both maternal and paternal grandparents, her paternal greatgrandfather and great-grandmother. They also printed out some Census records as well as birth and marriage documents. One of the most amazing things Bolden’s research found was a photo of her paternal grandfather in his younger years. The family had one of him in his 40s. “I didn’t know I would get so motivated,” Bolden said. “I am looking forward to beginning my search of my family.” “It was quite amazing to hear all the interesting stories and to meet all the people who did the research,” said Helen Scales of Stoneville. “I’ve always wanted to learn about my heritage,” she said. “It’s nice to have this. I think they have given me a place to start.” Contact Information: Family History Center, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 623-7154. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-noon Tuesdays; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesdays; 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays.
Lucy Bolden and Barbara Martin talking to Presenter Curtis Millner Sr. of the Fayette Street Museum in Martinsville. 247 West Kings Highway Eden, NC 27288
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Sports registrations starting in Madison/Mayodan Baseball Registration The Madison-Mayodan Recreation Department is holding registration for T-ball, Dixie Youth Minor Baseball, Dixie Youth O-Zone Major Baseball, Dixie Girls Fast Pitch Softball, and Pony League through Thursday, April 5th. League/Age divisions: • T-ball Ages 4-7 • Dixie Youth Minor Baseball Ages 8-10 • Dixie Youth O-Zone Major Baseball Ages 11-12 • Dixie Girls Fast Pitch Softball Ages 7-8 / 9-10 / 11-12 / 13-15 / 16-18 • Pony League Baseball Ages 13-14 Player age is determined by age of player as of May 1, 2012 for T-ball, Dixie Youth Baseball & Pony League. Dixie Girls Softball age is determined by age of player as of January 1, 2012. All those participating must pro-
vide age verification, with the exception of T-ball. The cost of registration is $15.00 for residents of Madison or Mayodan and $20.00 for noncity residents. Non-city residents must also purchase a user-fee card, which is $35.00 for an individual or $50.00 for the family. User-fee cards only have to be purchased once a year. All T-ball participants will need to purchase a game jersey for $12.00. All Baseball players will need to purchase uniforms, which include shirt, pants, and a hat. The uniform fees are Youth sizes $25.00 and Adult sizes - $30.00. The price of Pony League Baseball and Dixie Girls Softball uniforms is yet to be determined. Recreation staff/coaches will inform parents of cost. For more information, please contact the Recreation Department at 5489572 or 548-2789.
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300 S. Second Ave., Mayodan. Inside Madison/Mayodan Recreation Dept. Building. Call 5482789, 548-9572 for Information on any of the following listings: TAX ASSISTANCE Madison-Mayodan Recreation Department will be providing Free Tax Assistance for Seniors with Nadine Cobb on Saturday, March 17, 2012 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Make your 30 minutes appointments now. Contact the Mad.-May.. Recreation Department at 336-548-9572. PIANO PROGRAM: Piano Lessons are every Thursday, all ages. 20 minute one-on-one lesson with instructor, Dr. James Deere. $40.00 per month, as well as a small fee for books. Contact the Dept. at 548-2789. SENIOR TAP DANCE: Senior Tap Dance Lessons taught by Deana DeHart. Classes will be held on Thursdays from 1:30pm – 2:30pm. $25.00 per month for ages 55 and older. For information 5482789. ZUMBA FITNESS : Come and try out the exercise craze everyone is talking about – ZUMBA! Zumba combines Classes are held at a variety of times and only cost $3.00 per class! Zumba is taught by certified instructors, Britta Younts, Amy Poe and Benita Lindstrom. For class schedules call 548-2789. YOGA CLASSES: Yoga classes now being offered. The present schedule for these classes is as follows: • Mon. 8:30am – 9:30am • Wed. 6:30pm – 7:30pm • Thurs. 8:30am – 9:30am • Sat. 9:00am – 10:00am $3.00 per class. The program is taught by Tabitha Southard. For more info , call 548-2789. COMPUTER CLASSES! Computer Classes at the senior center!! Classes are FREE to seniors ages 65 and up
Center for Active Retirement Located on the RCC Campus and open to ALL SENIORS CALL 342-4261, ext. 2163 for details and directions. Cosmetology - Haircuts, shampoos and manicures are available Monday through Thursday from 8:15 am to 11:30 am in room 105 in the science building. No appointment necessary; first come, first served. Call 342-4261, ext. 2163/2192. Gerald B. James Library - The RCC Library houses a wealth of information. Hours are: MondayThursday, 7:45 am to 9:00 pm Friday, 7:45 am to 3:00 pm closed weekends. The Rockingham County Bookmobile - The Bookmobile is as the Owens Human Services Building from 9:30 am to 10:00 am in room 110 of the Owens Building. Games - Bingo- Tuesdays from 10:00 am to 11:30 am in room 110 in the Owens Building. RookTuesdays from 11:30 am to 4:30pm in room 102 in the Owens Building. Courses: Senior Aerobics. Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays from 9:30 am to 10:30 am in room 110 in the Owens Building. We use a variety of videos in this free course. MS Walk April 14 To create a world free of MS, we want to thank you for walking with us and to those who have helped in the past, we invite you back in 2012. Please call 342-4261, ext. 2163 to participate. COMPUTER CLASSES!
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Reidsville Senior Center 201 N. Washington Ave., Reidsville Call 349-1088 for Information on any of the following listings: Our main office is now located in the former Salvation Army Community Building at 708 Barnes Street, Reidsville - Phone # 394-4841 our Fitness Classes are held at The Reidsville Recreation Department Gymnasium and help for Tax Assistance and SHIIP is being done at The Reidsville Teen Center. Following is a list of all happenings and there location along with phone numbers. REIDSVILLE RECREATION DEPARTMENT GYMNASIUM Monday-Wednesday and Fridays 9:00am-10:00am Senior Fitness Class and Monday and Wednesday-10:00am-10:15 am Rusty Hinges exercise Classes SALVATION ARMY COMMUNITY BUILDING #-394-4814 Monday Paint Class from 8:30am-11:30am Paint Group at 1:00pm-3:30pm Bowling League-1:00pm at Reidsville Lanes Tuesday Crochet Classes 9:00am-11:00am Phase-10 Card Players 10:00am-4:00pm Canasta Card Players 1:00pm-4:00pm Thursday Paint Class 8:30am-11:30am Canasta Card Players 1:00pm Happenings for The Reidsville Senior Center at Reidsville Teen Center - 506 Sprinkle Street, Reidsville • Tax Assistance on Tuesdays and Fridays From 9:30-am-3:00pm, Call 349-1088 to make your Appointment • SHIIP Assistance is also available call 349-1088 for more information • Computer Classes on Wednesday (for Seniors Only) 9-00-12:00 Class is Discover The Internet and 1:30-4:30 Class is Windows-7 Please call RCC for more information or just show up at the class time to sign-up. Upcoming: Please call 394-4841 to register or with any questions you may have • Jewelry Making Class Time and days to be determined after sign-up COMPUTER CLASSES! Computer Classes are held at the senior center!! Classes are FREE to seniors ages 65 and up
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Senior Games Registration begins March 1st. You can register at • The Salvation Army Community Building in Reidsville on March 1st from 11-3 • The Eden YMCA on March 12th from 9:15-11:15 • The Senior Centers in Wentworth, Reidsville, Madison-Mayodan or Eden anytime. There is a new game added to senior games this year (Corn hole) Learn how to play at a free clinic on March 6th from 11:15-12:15 at Mill Ave. in Eden. Call 627-4711 for more info. Eden Senior Center Planning Mount Airy Trip April 19th, 2012 $28 - Deadline for registration is April 2nd Call 627-4711 for details.
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WALKING GROUP meets at the track on Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:008:30am. Come walk our track anytime 5 laps=1mile on the Senior Center Track. COME EXERCISE with us on Monday, Wed. and Fri.8:309:00. Sit down or stand up class using resistance bands, balls and hand held weights. ROOK OR HAND & FOOT CARD GAMES – Anyone interested in playing the card game Hand and Foot or Rook please show up before 1:00pm on Wednesdays. NEW!! DOMINOS- Come play dominos on Tuesdays at 1:30 (Mexican train or chicken foot) We will teach you how. COMPUTER CLASSES! Computer Classes are held at the senior center!! Classes are FREE to seniors ages 65 and up OTHER WORKSHOPS: Needle crafting, Crochet, Quilting, Digital Camera, Scrapbooking, Crafts, Bingo LANDSCAPE/ ONE STROKE PAINT CLASSESRegister now. Classes begin Feb. 16 and are on Thur’s from 9-12. WATERCOLOR PAINTING - Register for classes now. On Wed’s or Fri’s from 9:30-12:30. (Class averages $6 per class) KNIT & CROCHETT wants to get class together. Call the center if interested
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Celebrating 100 Years of Life On Saturday February 18, Mrs. Ona Ann Bradbury celebrated her 100th birthday with a party hosted by friends of First Baptist Church of Eden. Guests included her pastor, Craig Bowman, her former pastor Harry Smith, and s everal former neighbors. The dining area of Morehead Nursing Center was festive with fresh flowers and birthday decorations including a cake decorated with roses to represent her prized Tropicana roses at her home. Her long time neighbor, Fred Smith sang some of her favorite songs in her honor.
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orange tube. I held my nose, closed my eyes and screamed I know you have heard the when I literally became airborne term "Growing old gracefully." in the tube before flying out the Please, that is just an excuse to sit bottom. Larson however grabbed on the porch and watch life go by. hold of the bar at the top and Life is full of adventure and it's launched himself straight into the not on your porch. It's on the tube as fast as he could, laughing Road. Last month my family all the way. I was still blowing went to one of those big indoor the water out of my nose as water parks at the beach for New Hanson and Larson pulled Uncle Years. It was a Christmas present Wally and me back up the stairs. for all of us from Nana, fun for My kids didn't care if it was the kids, relaxing for the adult's graceful as long as it was fast and kind of trip. wet. Sometimes you just have to Before we even get out of your comfort unpacked my kids zone. How do you know were dragging me and that you can't unless you Uncle Wally to the try? I have heard people pools. There were big say I can't work out pools and little pools because I don't have the and hot tubs but what clothes to wear or I don't my kids wanted most know which machine to was the water slides. use. Walk into any gym Larson's eyes glazed and look and ask. Every over in the wonder of gym has people on staff White it all and up the stairs to help you until you we went. I got a bad feel comfortable with feeling as I climbed what you are doing, betup three flights of spiral stairs as ter yet, grab one of your friends water dripped down on my head. and workout together. You can There were two slides to start with a walk. pick from. The first was red and Eden is blessed with a great curved down in a slow spiral and park as well as the greenway. put you out at the kid's area com- Grab a few people and walk for plete with a giant bucket that just 30 minutes a couple times a dumped water on your head. week to start. You have to get on The other was orange and pretty the Road to live life. It's not much dropped you three flights coming to your front porch. straight down into three inches of Growing old gracefully. moving water. That's for sissies. Just ask my Guess which one we rode. wife, because I can tell you there The rules were simple. Sit is nothing graceful about getting down, lay back, cross your arms shot out of an orange tube of and in about five seconds you water. She has the pictures to shoot out of the bottom of the prove it.
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1col x1” . . . . . . . . . . . . .$8 1col x2” . . . . . . . . . . . .$16 1col x3” . . . . . . . . . . . .$24 1col x4” . . . . . . . . . . . .$32 1col x5” . . . . . . . . . . . .$40 1col x6” . . . . . . . . . . . .$48 1col x7” . . . . . . . . . . . .$56 1col x8” . . . . . . . . . . . .$64 1col x9” . . . . . . . . . . . .$72 1col x10” . . . . . . . . . . .$80 1col x11” . . . . . . . . . . .$88 1col x12” . . . . . . . . . . .$96 1col x13” . . . . . . . . . .$104 1col x 14” . . . . . . . . .$112 1 col x 16” . . . . . . . .$128 2col x1” . . . . . . . . . . . .$16 2col x2” . . . . . . . . . . . .$32 2col x3” . . . . . . . . . . . .$48 2col x4” . . . . . . . . . . . .$64 2col x5” . . . . . . . . . . . .$80 2col x6” . . . . . . . . . . . .$96 2col x7” . . . . . . . . . . .$112 2col x8” . . . . . . . . . . .$128 2col x9” . . . . . . . . . . .$144 2col x10” . . . . . . . . . .$160 2col x11” . . . . . . . . . .$176 2col x12” . . . . . . . . . .$192 2col x13” . . . . . . . . . .$208 2col x 14” . . . . . . . . .$224 2colx 16” . . . . . . . . . .$256 3col x1” . . . . . . . . . . . .$24 3col x2” . . . . . . . . . . . .$48 3col x3” . . . . . . . . . . . .$72 3col x4” . . . . . . . . . . . .$96 3col x5” . . . . . . . . . . .$120 3col x6” . . . . . . . . . . .$144 3col x7” . . . . . . . . . . .$168 3col x8” . . . . . . . . . . .$192 3col x9” . . . . . . . . . . .$216 3col x10” . . . . . . . . . .$240 3col x11” . . . . . . . . . .$264 3col x12” . . . . . . . . . .$288 3col x13” . . . . . . . . . .$312 3col x 14” . . . . . . . . .$336 3colx16” . . . . . . . . . .$384 4col x1” . . . . . . . . . . . .$32
4col x2” . . . . . . . . . . . .$64 4col x3” . . . . . . . . . . . .$96 4col x4” . . . . . . . . . . .$128 4col x5” . . . . . . . . . . .$160 4col x6” . . . . . . . . . . .$192 4col x7” . . . . . . . . . . .$224 4col x8” . . . . . . . . . . .$256 4col x9” . . . . . . . . . . .$288 4col x10” . . . . . . . . . .$320 4col x11” . . . . . . . . . .$352 4col x12” . . . . . . . . . .$384 4col x13” . . . . . . . . . .$416 4col x 14” . . . . . . . . .$448 4colx16” . . . . . . . . . .$512 5col x1” . . . . . . . . . . . .$40 5col x2” . . . . . . . . . . . .$80 5col x3” . . . . . . . . . . .$120 5col x4” . . . . . . . . . . .$160 5col x5” . . . . . . . . . . .$200 5col x6” . . . . . . . . . . .$240 5col x7” . . . . . . . . . . .$280 5col x8” . . . . . . . . . . .$320 5col x9” . . . . . . . . . . .$360 5col x10” . . . . . . . . . .$400 5col x11” . . . . . . . . . .$440 5col x12” . . . . . . . . . .$480 5col.x13 . . . . . . . . . .$520 5col.x 14 . . . . . . . . . .$560 Full Page 5colx16” . . . . . . . . . .$640 1/8 3x3 $72 2x5 $80 1/4 Page Ads Include 4col x 4.75 “ $152 2colx9.5 “ $152 5col x 3.75” $150
1/2 Page Ads Include 3col x 13” $312 4col x 9.75” $312 5col x 7.75 $310 Full color for above ads $25
Full Page 5col x 16” $620 full color $655 FULL COLOR $35
Ad $60 or less full color for only $15 Ad $61 - $350 full color for only $25 Ad $351 and above full color $35
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1col x5” . . . . . . . .$40 1col x10” . . . . . . .$80 1col x12” . . . . . . .$96 1 col x 15.5” . . . .$124 2col x2” . . . . . . . .$32 2col x3” . . . . . . . .$48 2col x4” . . . . . . . .$64 2col x5” . . . . . . . .$80 2col x6” . . . . . . . .$96 2col x10” . . . . . .$160 3col x2” . . . . . . . .$48 3col x3” . . . . . . . .$72 3col x4” . . . . . . . .$96 3col x5” . . . . . . .$120 3col x6” . . . . . . .$144 3col x10” . . . . . .$240 3col x12” . . . . . .$288 4col x3” . . . . . . . .$96 4col x4” . . . . . . .$128 4col x5” . . . . . . .$160 4col x10” . . . . . .$320 4col x12” . . . . . .$384 5col x3” . . . . . . .$120 5col x4” . . . . . . .$160 5col x7” . . . . . . .$280 5col x8” . . . . . . .$320 5col x10” . . . . . .$400 5colx15.5” . . . . .$620*
1 col = 1.88 in. • 2 col = 3.91 in. • 3 col = 5.94 in. • 4 col = 7.97 in. • 5 col = 10 in.
FRONT PAGE ADS $70 INCLUDES FULL COLOR
CLASSIFIEDS • FREE CLASSIFIED LINE ADVERTISEMENTS If we deem that the ad will run under the following headings the ad is at no charge FREE PETS TO A GOOD HOME • LOST & FOUND
ALL OTHER CLASSIFIED ADS ARE AS FOLLOWS Up to 20 words Advance Payment per issue is $8 - Billed Payment is $9 Extras : Photos or Logos $5, Boxes $5, Stars $5 (for 2 stars)
• Guaranteed Specific Placement : $25 additional fee per issue, in advance. This is if an advertiser wants to reserve a specific placement for himself. Otherwise, all ads are run of the press, without reservations, there is no guarantee where your ad will appear in the journal.
EDEN’S OWN ADVERTISEMENTS DISPLAY PRICES
Only $8 per column inch
Color Separation Any ad $60 or less can add full color for only $15 Any ad $61 - $350 can add full color for only $25 Any ad $351 and above can add full color for only $35 COLUMN WIDTHS
1 col = 1.88 inches 2 col = 3.91 inches 3 col = 5.94 inches 4 col = 7.97 inches 5 col = 10 inches
PAID TOTALLY IN ADVANCE DISCOUNTS In order to receive the discount, the ads must be paid in full in advance for the entire period.
1 Year - 12 issues - 15% 3 Months up to a year -10% These are the only discounts available
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