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Vol. 10, Num. 8




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County Star Local Information County Wide

MAY 1, 2009


Update on Charlie Poole Festival 5 Page 16

Relay for Life Schedule Page 14

Eden Chamber searches for President Page 20

Wayne Sexton, former state legilator spoke to the crowd.

Tea Party Held Against Taxes Page 16 Call Us At

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HAPPY MOTHERS DAY MAY 10TH INDEX • Obituaries - 2 • Events of Interest - 6 & 7 • County Star Features 10-13 • For the Fun of It - 26& 27 • Kid Page - 30 • Classifieds - 28

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Loved ones who have recently passed away. EDEN James "Jim" Lee Pickard, 68 Jerry "Brian" McKinley Simpson, 35 Norma Perdue, 78 Rev. Paul Carlton Dunlap, 74 Robert "Bobby" Lee Shockley, 60 James Eural Wood, 85 Margaret Martin Strange, 66 Charlie Allen Gillie, 94 Wallace Andrew Purdy, 77 Jesse Billy Mize, 34 Carl Kenneth Murray, 68 Melvin Oscar Holliman, 75 Faye Scott Davenport Lawson, 61 REIDSVILLE Naomi Jones Rumley Boyles, 88 Catherine "Cat" Womble Mabe, 70 Mildred Louise Hopper Edwards, 89 Elsie V. "Tinnie" Festerman, 78 Paul Thomas Ore, Jr., 62 Reva S. Clark, 74 Richetta C. Roach, 60 George "Buck" Broadnax, 62 Evelyn Worsham Gwyn, 86 Myrtle Hunt Jacobs Namon Taylor Hazel Carter Laster, 84 Bessie Mills Bass Charlotte Ann Robertson Harden, 80 Little Tyquan Donnell Thornton Brian Timothy Patterson, 42 Kathleen Tolbert Wilson, 77 Della Cotten Slade Craig William Ralph McSwegin Annie Jean Kellam, 79 Ruth Emma Shelton Witty, 87 Benjamin Franklin Hopper, 64 Gladys French McKinney Blakely, 86 MADISON & MAYODAN Lemmie Willard Manuel, 92 Yarbrough McGee, 82 James Howard Gill, 68 Helen Jane Buchheit Webster, 88 Bettye Jean Moore Gwynn, 65 Frances "Fran" Isabella Dalton Seymour, 57 Ivan Sheridan Dunlap, 40 Grace Ruth Tilley Arms, 83 Dorothy Lucille Hauser Linda Bolen Bradshaw, 66 Etta Mae Nelson, 60 Elbert L. "Dick" Hoss, 69 Geneva Mae Bullins Dillon, 59 Nora Mabe Hazelwood, 92 Frances Gatewood Shelton, 91 STONEVILLE Charlie Andrew Smith, 95 Mary Lee Brown, 80 Shirley Lawson Vaden, 68 David Scheck, 44 William Junior Mabe, 75 WENTWORTH & COUNTY AT LARGE James "J.T." Tyrone Gibson, Sr., 72 Herman Charles Watlington, 55 William Thomas Fowble, 81 Beatrice Jones Hall, 94 Check Hand, 61 Shirley Lawson Vaden, 68 Mary Ann Wilson Moore, 97


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The Rockingham County Naturalist Club invites you to join them on their walks this Spring and Summer: • May 16 - SATURDAY: Special trip for wildflower enthusiasts. Leave RCC at 2 PM to drive to property of Richard Watkins, west of Eden off Hwy 135. A number of uncommon, beautiful wildflower species are found there. Easy walk. • May 17 - Sunday: Leave RCC at 2 PM. We will hike at the Gravely Nature Preserve on the Smith River in Henry County, Virginia. We hope wildflowers will be blooming, but we are sure to enjoy masses of beautiful ferns. Easy to moderate walk. • June 21 - Sunday: Leave RCC 2 PM or meet us at Chinqua Penn Walking Trail at 2:15 PM to walk the trail and then to enjoy a covered dish picnic at the old summer house at Lake Betsy. Please bring a salad, main course dish, or dessert. Note that running water is not available at the site. Easy walk.


UNITED WAY At a special lunch meeting held in early April, Jim Burnette, President, and Rick Hurley, Executive Director of the United Way of Rockingham County expressed the good news that as of April 9th, they had reached the 98% mark, with three weeks to go to make up the difference. With only two United Ways in the state reaching their goals before this meeting, Hurley noted that with a now 14.2% unemployment rate, that still the Rockingham County goal was at 98%, which speaks well of the community and how they feel about supporting important programs. As of press time there was a shortage of only $4,100, with a few days to go on the campaign. Hurley explained that local board members, not national board members, make the decisions dealing with the Rockingham County division which is a separate 501k entity. This helps to insure that the programs that do the most good here, stay here with the UW’s support. Hurley explained that the United Way funds programs of agencies, not agencies themselves. These programs must meet the criteria set forth by the United Way to make the most difference, the highest impact, in the community. Agencies such as the Boys & Girls Club, YMCA’s, Red Cross, Caregivers, Help, Inc., Salvation Army, Rescue Squads, Hospice, Boy & Girl Scouts,


ANNOUNCES NEEDS ASSESSMENT GOALS Communities In School, just to name a few, receive support from the local board of the United Way by creating programs that fit the outcome criteria set forth in the needs assessment of the United Way of Rockingham County, Inc. An eight year process produced a Community Wide Needs Assessment which was recently finished. This process included surveying heads of all the major departments in the county to work with the United Way for input to determine community outcome goals. Compiled information for the Community Outcome will be used to guide programs for the following years. 1. Alignment with community outcome guidelines 2. Program outcome measurement 3. Organizational Capacity. (fiscally responsible, active board, volunteers.) Goals set by the 2009 Community Outcomes study are as follows: • Rockingham County Youth are Successful - Indicator: The average high school graduation rate

for Rockingham County Schools will improve to , and maintain at, 92% or higher by 2019. • Rockingham County citizen’s basic needs are met - Indicator: Meet 100% of the verified food, shelter and clothing needs by 2015. • Rockingham County Citizens are Safe - Indicator: A) 100% of emergency assistance calls are responded to within the NC State standard by 2015. B) Medical first responders and rescue teams will receive ongoing training and/or certifications needed to provide expert emergency care that exceeds statutory requirements by 2025. C) Decrease the occurrence of violent crime to 300 per 100,000 people by 2025. • Rockingham County id a Healthy Community - Indicator: A) Reduce the death rate from chronic disease to 650 per 100,000 people by 2025 B) 90% of the population has access to primary healthcare providers by 2015. C) 80% of families respond “excellent” or “very good” to the

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FUTURES, HOPES Hands up for drywall installation! Rockingham Habitat’s construction material robbery does not deter the housing ministry’s progress. Volunteers then paused to give thanks and enjoy the pizza provided by the women of Immanuel Friends Church, Draper Village, Eden. Call 627-0160 or join in Saturday worksite fun starts at 9:30 AM (134 N. High St.). ROCKINGHAM HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, INC. 103 West Meadow Road (Monday and Thursday) Post Office Box 393, Eden North Carolina 27289 336-627-0160.

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quality of palliative en-of-life care for patients by 2015. • Older Adults in Rockingham County Live with Dignity Indicator: A0 80% of older adults have a caring relationship with one or more individuals by 2015. B) 80% of older adults indicate they feel secure by 2015. They board looks for effi-

ciency as well as effectiveness which is measured on a community wide program. During the meeting the board gave a special thanks to Andy Strand of the local Subway chains who has collectively donated nearly $50,000 of product and services to the communities events and programs.

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Tidbits • The non-profit organization, the Rockingham County Amateur Radio Club is hosting their annual fundraiser "Swapfest" on May 9, 2009 from 8am til 12 noon at the parking lot of Calvary Baptist Church in Wentworth. Tickets are $5 at the gate or $3 in advance. For more information please go to our website or contact George Brewer at 635-1261 or email • The Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale will be held on May 15th - 9-6 and May 16th - 9-4 . There will be a special pre-sale for Friends members only on May 14th, 68. Donations may be dropped off anytime the Library is open. • The Arc of Rockingham County, Inc. is calling all special population performers for its Talent Show and Entertainment Bonanza. The FREE event will be held on Monday, May 4, 2009 at 7 p.m. at the Rockingham Community College Technical Laboratories Building Auditorium in Wentworth, NC.

20, 2009. Vertie Moore, puppeteer, will make a special appearance. The public is invited to this FREE event.

Letters to the Editor do not necessarily represent the opinions of the editor/publisher. Letters received are personal opinions from private citizens in the area and must be signed by writer. Submissions should be no more than 300 words, longer only by permission. We reserve the right to refuse a letter for any reason and to edit for grammar and taste. The writer should include their address and phone number for verification purposes only. Address: Eden’s Own Journal • 519 S Van Buren, Suite C • Eden, NC 27288 or email: • Fax to 336-627-9225.

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• On Sunday, May 31st from 4:30-7:00, join in on the fun at the The Picnic In The Park With Charlie Poole at Gov. Morehead Park on Church Street. Kinney Rorrer will present a program on Charlie Poole, and there will be music to enjoy as well. Bring your picnic blankets and food, or pre-order your box lunch for $8. Drinks will be available. To pre-order your box lunch, call Jean at 623-2225 ny May 24th. • Sgt. Barbara Campbell was crossing the street in late April in Wentworth when he heard a loud noise and turned to observe Kelly’s Angels Bail bonding on fire. The fire department was contacted, as other deputies attempted to extinguish the fire with a water hose. No determination has been given for the cause of the blazes that caused damage to the back side of the building.

Ms. Doss-We at Smith-Stokes Automotive (of Reidsville) care about our community and have decided to step up and contribute in a serious way in fund raising for the benefit of the Rockingham County Animal Shelter. We have developed a campaign called Drive 4 Shelter which will run from March 29th Oct. 17th, 2009. During our campaign, we are giving the community a chance to win a beautiful 2006, black Chevrolet Colorado we have chosen to donate. For the small purchase of a $2.00 ticket, a lucky member of our community will win this beautiful vehicle while we have a chance to meet, greet and help further educate residents concerning the desperate need of a new facility for Rockingham

County. Please know 100% of all proceeds will be returned to the Rockingham County Animal shelter Campaign for the benefit of the spay and neuter surgical equipment/unit needs within the new facility. With the help of APSRC (Animal Protection Society of Rockingham County), a wonderful nonprofit with whom we have chosen to partner, we will be attending numerous events throughout the community for the duration of the campaign. Tickets can also be purchased at the Smith-Stokes Automotive dealership (located at the Barnes Street Ext. off US 29 North/ Reidsville, NC.) during normal business hours. We unveiled the truck at the Walk For Animals event held on March 29th at the Chinqua Penn Plantation, and will conclude the

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campaign on October 17th with a large Smith-Stokes Drive 4 Shelter celebration to be held at Tractor Supply Co. of Eden, NC. The winner of our Chevrolet Colorado will be called at 1:30pm during a live radio broadcast by WAKG 103.3FM sponsored by Alcan Packaging of Reidsville. For any further questions please contact me via my cell (336) 552-5346. I am enclosing a photo kindly donated to our campaign by Tim Talley Photography of Reidsville. Depicted are Smith-Stokes team members and members of APSRC. We also have a live telethon broadcast scheduled for May 5th, from 6:30-9:30pm with the local Reidsville TV station WGSR Star 39 analog, 47 digital. I would greatly appreciate your assistance in helping us spread the word concerning our very special campaign! Sincerely, Miss Deb Sterling Drive 4 Shelter 2009 Smith-Stokes Automotive


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EDEN – The Rockingham County Literacy Project has moved from Rockingham Community College, Wentworth, to 705-A Washington Street, Eden. Executive Director Jean Light Kinyon says this Olde Leaksville location provides much more space and higher visibility than their previous location. The Rockingham County Literacy Project is a non-profit community-based organization that offers basic literacy instruction (in reading, writing, math, and English as a Second Language) to the adults of Rockingham County. Volunteer tutors provide one-on-one or small group instruction to students in one of the Rockingham County public libraries or now in the Literacy Project’s Eden location. Books and other instructional materials are provided free of charge. For more information, contact Kinyon at 627-0007 or



“The Charlie Poole Music Festival is one of the best,” says Wayne Seymour, the genial, unflappable long-time festival emcee. “ The concerts have featured world class performers in their field, folks like Tony Rice and Norman Blake, who can sell out a three or four-thousand seat auditorium in an hour or two. We’ve even had some acts that were not well-known, like the Carolina Chocolate Drops, but became so later on.” Wayne is widely known for his own skill at playing the dulcimer, among other instruments, and has spent a lifetime as a folk musician. He has been going to acoustic and traditional music festivals since 1964 and is well qualified to compare them. He points out that “There’s an historical aspect that a lot of other festivals don’t have. The festival is held only a short distance from where Charlie Poole worked in the mill. Because of this connection, we’ve had record producers, Grammy nominees and winners, and other notables in the field of folk and traditional country music come and help us, and this has certainly paid off.” Wayne makes a big point of the great value the festival offers. “The camping and ticket prices are very reasonable, especially the camping fees.” He adds “The prize money for the competition is much better than that at many festivals around the country, and the judges are all knowledgeable about this style of music, not just a bunch of guys from one of the local civic organizations. It’s also the only contest in the country for pre-bluegrass fingerstyle banjo! That contest in itself is an eyeopener for many folks, who have never heard this graceful and complicated style of playing.” Folks who turn out for the 14th Annual Charlie Poole Music Festival on June 12th and 13th at the Eden Fairgrounds (13970 NC 87 N) will get a bucket full and running over with choice musical treats. Piedmont Folk Legacies, the parent of the Charlie Poole Festival, has assembled a lineup of lively and exciting performing groups. The Wiyos, four talented, hip young guys who will perform Friday evening, bill themselves as “folk, vaudeville, and Americana,” and are said to give a truly “electrifying show.” Their music harks back to Charlie Poole’s own era of the 1920’s, for an old-time reminiscent performance. Also on the Friday evening playbill is Dom Flemons, a live wire from the Carolina Chocolate Drops, who were a smash hit year before last at the Charlie Poole Festival. Dom is an amazing instrumentalist who can wow audiences with his mastery of the banjo, guitar, bones, jug, harmonica, and snare drum, as well as vocals. He has played all over the US and in England, and now says he thinks we are “on the cusp of an old-time music revival in the US… Kids are putting down their electric guitars and picking up banjos and fiddles.” He also thinks there is a growing interest

among black people to play string band and blues music. The East River String Band consists of blond folk singer/ ukelele player Eden Brower, and singer/guitarist John Heneghan who have formed a duo intent on keeping alive the rural/country/blues music of the 20’ and 30’s. Eden starred as little Orphan Annie in an off Broadway production of the play Annie, and has been stage struck ever since, while John is an avid collector of old-time masterpiece recordings and has tried to recreate that music in their performances all over the US and Canada. They were recently favorably reviewed in Rolling Stone. Another lively old-time string band listed to perform is Faster Than Walking . The fiddler in this group is Joe Mead of Charlottesville, Va., who has been a helper and advisor to the festival for several years. A major part of the Friday evening schedule is to be the presentation of a Lifetime Achievement Award to the elderly master fiddler Joe Thompson, one of the last representatives of the almost lost tradition of black string instrument players, and mentor of the exciting Carolina Chocolate Drops group. Joe has played at the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall, and is expected to give the audience a sample of his unique style. The Friday night concert, which starts at 6 PM, is only the beginning of the festival. Saturday is filled with tightly run competitions, starting with youth contests in the morning, consistent with the Festival’s longrange mission to encourage young people to take up this music. Registration begins at 9 AM for all contestants, and the adult competitions begin at 1 PM, with $5000 in prizes and ribbons to be awarded in many categories. Excitement mounts as the afternoon and evening proceeds toward the grand prize of $500 in the contest in old time three-finger banjo. Kinney Rorrer’s New North Carolina Ramblers will offer a break from the competitions during Saturday evening (Kinney is Charlie Poole’s great-nephew), and last year’s winners Pete Peterson & Kellie Allen will fill another interval. Big cash prizes are offered for categories including both bluegrass and old-time style bands, fiddle, banjo, and guitar, plus a Poole song, a duet, and youth, and the Grand Prize, $500 for old time three finger banjo. More information is available at the website . Tickets are a bargain if bought from the web-site up to June 5: $15 per day or $25 for a weekend pass at the gate, but $20 for a weekend pass bought on line, and a special offer of $100 for a group of 6 purchased on line. Children 12 and under free with a paid adult. Basic camping is $10 per night with a maximum of $20, available from Sunday, June 7, through Sunday, June 14. (Lots of jamming all over the place!) No

pre-registration is needed. Food and music vendors will be on site for the festival. This project has received Grassroots Arts Program support from the Rockingham County Arts Council and the N. C. Arts Council. For more information, see, or call 336-623-1043.

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LOOK GOOD/FEEL BETTER 10am - noon, Monday, May 18 Smith-McMichael Cancer Center Call 336-623-9713 to register.

GET THE FACTS: HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE 12:30pm, Tuesday, May 12 Ridgeway Branch Library Sponsored by Morehead Hosp. Free lunch available if you register by Monday, May 11 at 11am. Call 336-627-8510 to register.

PARKINSON’S DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP 2pm, Tuesday, May 19 Morehead Hosp. Educational Classroom HOUSE CALLS - CALL IN RADIO SHOW 11:30am - Every Wednesday 1490 WLOE AM - 1420 WMYN AM.

CAN’T SLEEP? ARE YOU SUFFERING FROM A SLEEP DISORDER? 12:00 noon, Thursday, May 21 Madison Mayflower Restaurant Free lunch is avaialbe if you register by Monday, May 8. Call 336-627-8510

SPECIAL YOUNG ADULTS 7 pm - 8:30pm, Tues, May 5 & 19 Morehead Mem. Hospital Downstairs Classroom For more info call Brenda Moore at 336623-1077 or 336-613-5174 after 6pm.

CATARACTS 12:00 noon, Thursday, May 28 Morehead Hosp. Dowstairs Classroom Free lunch will be provied to those who register by Monday, May 25, Call 336627-8510

HIV/AIDS Meetings Held Monthly. For more information contact 800-924-3193 Teresa Hart

WOMEN’S & CHILDREN’S EXPO 10am - 3pm May 30th Eden Mall. Exhibitors, children’s activities, entertainment, teddy bear clinic and much more. Completely FREE to the public.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Wednedays - 8pm - Morehead Hospital Dining Room Tuesdays & Fridays - Rock of Eden Spray Methodist 8-9pm AL-ANON - Fri’s - Joint meeting with Alcoholics Anonymous 8pm - Rock of Eden Spray Methodist Wed’s - Morehead Hosp. Dining Room Circle of Love - 8 - 9pm ACOA - Adult Children of Alcoholics 6pm - every Thursday, Morehead Hosp. Downstairs Classroom Call Linda Bledsoe at 280-0496

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CLASSES AND JOB SEEKER SERVICES offered at Goodwill Industries of Central NC Community Resource Center of Reidsville. Call 336-637-1010 to register and for information. Employability Skills, GED Classes, English as a 2nd Language: For non-native speakers who want to develop better English speaking skills, Census Testing for the 2010 Census, Introduction to Computers/Basic Computer & Keyboarding Class, Software for Career Development (HRD) Advanced Computer Class, Money Smart (HRD), Job Search Boot Camp, Resume Development, Free Computer/ Internet, phone and fax access for job search or educational purposes. WEEKLY WELLNESS HOUR Every Wednesday evening at 7pm FREE to Public! Door Prizes! Come taste the most nutritious and delicious beverage you will ever drink. Learn about health and prosperity. 594 Pierce St, Eden, NC (next to library) 627-4325 for info/direction MOMS IN TOUCH Spray Baptist Church. 745 Church St., Eden. Moms in Touch International is a group of mothers, grandmothers, aunt or friends who is willing to pray for a specific child and school. Tuesdays 10:30 - 11:30 - Information 336-623-2567, Reva. YOGA CLASSES - Terri Lea, certified Yoga instructor at In Touch. Beginner & Intermediate Welcome - - 118-A Arbor Lane, Eden. 623-9138 to register EDEN - CITYHALL - EDEN ROOM Ongoing Classes Tues’ 8:30-9:45am or

CB Hut - Boone Rd., Eden, Weds. 6pm7:15pm $72 for 6 week session or $15 per class (must have min. number of students, class sizes limited, reg. early) REIDSVILLE Raymond James Fin. Services - Old Wilkerson Funeral Home Ongoing Classes , Monday nights - Limited space 6:00-7:15pm - $72 for 6 week session or $15 per class (must have min. number of students, class sizes limited, reg. early) TANG SOO DO KARATE classes for ages 6 and up held each Tuesday and Thursday at the Boone Road Comm.Center from 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. Call instructor Chuck Garcia at 623-3971 for more information. MARINE CORPS LEAGUE Meetings 2nd Thursday each month at 6:30pm - 8pm, at the Whitcomb Student Center at RCC. The PFC Jerry L. McKinney Detachement is seeking to expand its detachement with new members and businesses willing to help. 336-613-3171 or emial CHRISTIAN WOMEN'S CLUB BRUNCH May 21, 2009 The “Old” Presb. Church - 432 Bridge St., Eden. Special Feature: Liz Luking of Reidsville servoes on the board of Rockingham Pregnancy Car Center. Speaker: Linda Snider, of Lexington, will tell about “Looking for Adventure. Music: Robers and Shelpy Paschal Cost is $9.00 at the door and reservations are required by March 16th before noon. Complimentary child care is available with res.. Contact: Shelby Baker @ 9392230 or Mary B. Robertson @ 342-1524.

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Do you live in Rockingham County? Would you like to know more about what community resources are available for Rockingham County citizens? Our Fair is the perfect opportunity for you to learn more about available services and meet many of the service providers. (Social Security Administration, Vocational Rehabilitation, Social Services, Health Department, Council on Aging, mental health/ substance abuse providers...)

COMMUNITY RESOURCE FAIR May 14, 2009 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon at Rockingham County Agricultural Center 525 NC Hwy 65 Wentworth, NC 27375 in Suite 7

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E vents FOSTER CARE & ADOPTION SUPPORT Meets 3rd Tuesday of each month 6:30pm- 8:00pm, DSS Conf. Room. Jo Wilson 342-1394 “JOSHUA’S TROOPS” Meet every 2nd Thursday of the month at 8:30am at the Dan Valley Com. Bldg (Madison) You do not have to be a vet to attend. GRIEFSHARE & DIVORCE CARE Support groups for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them or needing help healing from pain of separation or divorce. Every Mon. from 6:308:00pm, Growing Oaks Community Church, 2270 Harrington Hwy., Eden. Call 623-1114, 558-5947 or visit MINORITY BUSINESS ASSOC. Meets 1st Monday of each month at 6:00pm G&D Recording - Washington St. Call Butch at 627-7600 for details. EDEN’S WOMEN’S CLUB 3rd Thurs. of month - 7pm. Call 623-7290 for locations. GENEALOGY: The Family History Center is open from 9 a.m. to noon, 1-4 p.m. 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 4751 N.C. 14, one mile south of Eden. The facility has access to thousands of records. Other times can be arranged by appointment by calling the Center and 623-7154 and leaving a message. (MOPS) MOTHERS’ RESCHOOLERS Held the 1st &3rd Tuesday of Each month from 9:30- Noon at Kings Highway Christian Church. Call Virginia Goodman at 623-3400 or church at 627-1766.

SINGLE PARENT SUPPORT GROUP meets at Leaksville United Methodist Church, 603 Henry St., Eden. Dinner, child care provided. Door prizes. Meeting sponsored by the Rockingham Co. Partnership for Children, Rockingham Pregnancy Care Center, and Wal-Mart. Meetings are free to participants. Call Beverly at 342-9676 to register.


SALVATION ARMY Free Meals To Those In Need. Monday thru Friday 12:00-12:30 at 314 Morgan Rd, Eden - Now Sunday 9:30 worship 11am Sunday School. Capt John Sikes NUTRITION SITES - COUNTYWIDE Meals served Mon.-Thurs., Noon - LEAKSVILLE NUTRITION CENTER 400 Bridge St., Eden 623-5343 - MADISON/MAYODAN NUTRITION SITE - 300 S. 2nd Avenue, Mayodan - REIDSVILLE SENIOR CENTER 201 N. Washington Street, Reidsville - HUNTSVILLE NUTRITION CENTER - 1151 Sardis Church Road, Madison (Huntsville Community)

E NTERTAINMENT MUSIC AT THE BARN Tuesdays 7pm the door open at the Barn, 151 Gant Road, Eden. - Bluegrass music & jam sessions. Free to public. Headliners are featured from 8pm - 9:15 and then there is jamming until everyone is ready to go home! • May 5 - Dusty Ridge • May 12 - 57 Express • May 19 - Hubert Lawson • May 26 - Open Jam • June 2 - Piney Ridge

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AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILES Call 349-3434 for additional information. All of the following are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC • Friday, May 1 - NCDOT - 191 NC Hwy, 65, Wentworth - 10am - 2:30pm • Monday, May 4 - Glencoe UMC - 601 Clencoe Church Rd., Summerfield 2pm 6:30pm • Monday, May 4 - Vera Holland Center, 203 E. Main St., Stoneville - 2pm 6:30pm • Wednesday, May 6 - Reidsville YMCA 2pm - 6:30pm

• Thursday, May 7 - Bethany VFD, Bethany Civic Center, 5876 NC Hwy. 65, Reidsvile 3pm - 7:30pm • Thursday, May 7 - Eden Business Expo, Old Goodwill building W. Kings Hwy, Eden - 12pm - 4:30pm • Friday, May 8 - Dan River Lodge 129, W. Decatur St., Madison - 2pm - 6:30pm • Monday, May 11 - Good News Baptist Church, 1215 W. Academy St., Madison 2pm - 6:30pm • Friday, May 15 - American Red Cross, 3692 NC 14, Reidsville - 10am - 2:30pm • Monday, May 21 - Growing Oaks Comm. Church, 2270 Harrington Hwy. Eden - 2:30pm - 7pm • Monday, May 25 - Big KMart Madison, 2pm - 6:30pm GIVE ME SHELTER RIDE Benefit for the Rockingham County Animal Shelter. May 2 - Reg. 9am - 11am at Wolf Creek Harley Davidson - Reidsville. Ride is $20 per bike, $5 per passenger, Pets ride free! Food & Beverages provided, drawings and door prizes, and more Route approximately 100 miles through Rockingham County, back to Wolf Creek HD by 2:15 pm. for details. or 336-349-4420 and ask for David. CAR WASH - The youth at the First Church of the Brethren, 730 Church St., Eden, want to wash and vacuum your vehicle! Stop by Saturday, May 9, between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and enjoy a hot dog lunch while your vehicle is spring cleaned! Your donation will help fund their 2010 National Youth Conference trip.

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E vents OPERA NIGHTS - A May Masquerade Dinner Theatre An elegant evening to benefit the Free Clinic of Rockingham County Featuring Phantom of the Opera. Two nights: May 8th or 9th, 6:30pm 10:00pm- 100 W. Murphy St., Madison Act I: 6:30pm - Champagne Social Hour in the Theatre lobby. Cash bar for wine and beer. Silent Auction preview and bidding. Act II: Dinner & Opera featruing live performances of select sonts from the Phantom of the Opera


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Worship is held at 11:00 a.m., Bishop Bucky Davis from Biscoe, North Carolina will be preaching. Singing will be by The Gospelairs, from Mount Airy, North Carolina at 11:00 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. Lunch Fellowship is held in the Fellowship Hall at 1:00 p.m. There will be no night service. For more information please call Pastor Epps at 336-627-0618

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND: COOKOUT - Lake Reidsville May 26, 2009: , Cookout, bingo and horseshoe tournament: Call Lake Reidsville for more information and schedule of events. 336-349-4738

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MADISON / MAYODAN MAYODAN HOMECOMING The ROCKINGHAM FESTIVAL Seeking Vendors for September 12 Event The Mayodan Preservation League is now accepting vendor applications for the 23rd annual Mayodan Homecoming Festival. The 2009 event is scheduled for Saturday, September 12 from 10am until 10pm in downtown Mayodan. The festival features live entertainment, food, crafts, displays, children’s games and rides, Bingo and more. For more information on reserving your space, call 336-548-6776 or 336548-2241.

PARENT/CHILD Want to have a good time for a great cause in a family oriented event. The be suere to attend the Rockingham County Partnership for Children (RCPC), Champions for Children Development Committee’s 2nd

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The event will be held at Farris Park in Mayodan and is open to families with children ages 2 and up. Visit or call 336-3429676 for registration forms.

COMPUTER CLASSES Register today for Basic Computer Classes at the Madison Mayodan Recreation Department. Classes are co-sponsored by Rockingham Community College with Liz Wilkins as the Instructor. The class will be offered from 6 pm 8 pm on Mondays, beginning May 18th. The cost is $55 and if

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On May 2 the Dan River Basin Association will float the most popular section of the Smith River—Marrowbone Creek Access to Mitchell Bridge in Henry County, Virginia. Meeting at 10:00 a. m. at the Richard P. Gravely, Jr. Nature Preserve, 2525 Eggleston Falls Road in Ridgeway, Virginia, the group will launch their boats at the nearby access point. The 3.5-mile "blueway" Smith River Trails section, rated Class 1, is suitable for novice paddlers. After the float, participants in this First Saturday Outing may take an optional self-guided hike in the nature preserve, using a brochure, signage, and trails created by the Association's staff and volunteers. Trip coordinator is Wayne Kirkpatrick, an officer of the Association, aided by other Association members who frequent this section of the river. For the first half mile of the trip, the river flows alongside the Gravely Nature Preserve's high bluffs where paddlers can glimpse the first section of the Rhododendron Trail. As the name implies, the path winds through a rhododendron thicket as it hugs the river's edge. About a mile farther on, Leatherwood Creek, on which Patrick Henry lived from 1779 to 1786, enters from river left. Paddlers often enter the wide mouth of the creek and take a leisurely side trip up the shaded stream to observe woodland wildflowers and birds. Cindy Adams, Tourism Coordinator for the City of Eden,


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You are invited for a special evening of fun, food, and fervor on May 2, 2009 at the Seventh Annual “Black Tie & Blue Jeans” fundraiser. The event is our one major fundraiser of the year and we want you to be there. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. for appetizers and the beginning of the silent auction. The location is First Presbyterian Church, 582 Southwood Drive, Eden, NC. FUN - Great community event with guests from all parts of Rockingham County and Southern Virginia coming together to raise funds for the mission of the Rockingham Pregnancy Care Center. The list of silent auction items is almost endless including: artwork, pottery, home and garden, guy stuff, jewelry, and ladies fashions, and much more. The live auction includes ACC Basketballs, beautiful furniture, weekend getaways(beach and mountain), Karastan rugs, and tickets to the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in New York City, just to name a few. Last year the live auction featured over 65 exceptional items. We are grateful to First Citizens Bank for providing equipment which allows for credit card purchases. FOOD – This event is the ultimate in “food fantasy” and it is FREE. You will find your palate delighted with authentic Mexican, Italy Grill, Taste of


that morning. What a treasure we all have to enjoy!" Henry County, in partnership with the Dan River Basin Association, has made the Smith River accessible to the public over the past two years by building public access points at five new sites along the river, including the Marrowbone Creek Access, which opened in 2007. The Gravely Nature Preserve, part of the county's "greenway" Smith River Trail system, was dedicated in April, 2008. Developed by the Association and Henry County, with funding from The Harvest Foundation, the 75-acre preserve features two miles of interpretive trails. Historic features include early twentieth-century tobacco barns and the Burgess Family cemetery, reminders of former

owners of the property. Industrialist, civic leader, and archaeologist Richard P. Gravely, Jr. owned the property in the late twentieth century and left detailed instructions for its preservation as a wildlife and nature conservancy. His family honored his wishes, and the resulting nature preserve now hosts frequent educational and recreational events for all ages, including day camps, fitness walks, historic presentations, workshops, after-school programs, and geo-caching. Participants in the outing are asked to bring boat and paddles, life jacket, hiking boots or shoes, lunch and water, to dress in layers of artificial (quick-drying) fabric and to sign a waiver. To reach the Gravely Nature Preserve from U. S. 220 south of Martinsville, turn east at a traffic light onto Old Sand Road. Cross the U. S. 58 overpass and immediately turn left onto Eggleston Falls Road. Travel about two miles to the preserve, which is on the left, across from the foot of Old Mill Road. Outings and meetings of the Dan River Basin Association are open to the public without charge. For information about the outing, contact Wayne Kirkpatrick, 276-694-4449 or For information about the Gravely Nature Preserve, contact Jennifer Doss, DRBA's Rivers and Trails Project Manager, or 276-6342545. For membership information, visit

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LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE Perry McKinney, son of Wayne and Tammy McKinney of Reidsville, has been selected to attend the North Carolina Community College Student Leadership Institute held June 712 at Peace College in Raleigh. McKinney, a student at Rockingham Community College, was one of only 30 individuals chosen from the state’s 58 community colleges to attend the institute. “I’m looking forward to it,” said McKinney. “I want to learn to be a better speaker, improve my time management skills and become more organized.” According to the institute’s mission statement, those skills will be addressed as students “experience the fundamentals of leadership through daily workshops, speakers, interactive seminars and activities, and the completion of individual and group

projects.” From it beginning in 1999, the institute has sought to broaden the leadership training opportunities for students. The institute expects the students to take what they learn for the betterment of their college and community. Therefore, those selected to attend must agree to commit to three sessions of institute training and arrange or facilitate two to five workshops at their college or in their community. McKinney is no stranger to seeking leadership skills. During his junior year in high school, he attended a Student Leadership University offered through Cornerstone Baptist Church. “I learned organizational skills, how not to be shy, and how to express my thoughts.” Taking those lessons home, McKinney became drum captain at Rockingham County High

FIRE/RESCUE POKER RUN SET The Rockingham County Fire/Rescue Association proudly presents their 2nd Annual Poker Run. This Poker Run will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2009, the rain date will be Saturday, June 6, 2009. The run will begin and end at Wolf Creek Harley Davidson. Prices are $20 for the First Hand and $10 for an additional hand. Pay out is best hand and worst hand. Sign in at 8:30 a.m. and the

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last bike in at 4:00 p.m., the first bike out will be at 10:00 a.m. All proceeds will benefit the smoke detector program of Rockingham County. Monies will also go towards the formation of a honor/color guard for fallen firefighters/rescue workers and other emergency services personnel in Rockingham County. Any additional donations will be greatly appreciated. Refreshments are at each stop and at the end of the ride their will be hot dogs and drinks. 1st Card and registration will be at Wolf Creek Harley Davidson. 2nd Card will be at Ruffin Fire Department. 3rd Card will be found at Leaksville Fire Department. 4th Card will be at Stoneville Municipal Parking Lot. 5th Card will be found at Huntsville Fire Department. 6th Card will be at Bethany Fire Department, the 7th Card can be found back at Wolf Creek Harley Davidson. For further information about the porker run or Fire/Rescue Association contact Jay Brooks at 634-3004.


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SHRINE CLUB GOLF TOURNEY PLANNED If you love golf, here is your chance to play for a great cause, having fun at the same time. The Rockingham County Shrine Club Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, May 2 with a shotgun start at 8am at the Plantation Golf Club, Reidsville. There will be cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places and prizes for closest to the pin, all par 3’s, longest drive and straightest drive. The captains choice tournament will feature 4 person team (pick your own), and a minimum 40 handicap per team. Fees are $50 per person, and includes a lunch after play. There are sponsorship opportunities still left such as businesses or individuals giving the gift of $100 will get on person’s play, and a professionally made sign with your business name or whatever you would like placed on it at a hole on the Plantation Golf Club during the tournament. Proceeds of the days events will go the crippled and burned Shriners Hospitals for Children. Dedicated doctors and nurses at the Shriners Hospitals and Burn Institutes treat children like this every day. Without charge to the patients or their parents. All kinds of kids come thought their doors. Children of every color and nationality. Children with missing limbs, crippled legs, hip disease, ravaged spines and more. The Shriners hospitals are supported by the Shrine which gets its support from people like you. Without your help there wouldn’t be a beautiful new orthopedic hospital in Greenville, S.C. There wouldn’t be children getting the attention they need inside this wonderful facility. Mail your entries and donations to: Rockingham County Shrine Club, c/o Steve Cummings, 146 Terrace Court, Reidsville, NC 27320. Phone: 336-342-4875.

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REIDSVILLE COUNCIL MEETS Those attending the Reidville City Council meeting on April 14th were witness to the presentation of a Certificate of Appreciation to Robert L. Dogget, who retyired from the city’s Fleet Maintenance Division with 30 years of servce, and the recognition of April as National Scots, Scots-Irish Month as well as April 18 - May 2 being the NCDOT’s Spring Litter Sweep Roadside Cleanup. Also recognized were the Rockingham County Lions Cheerleaders, a Special Olympics Cheerleading Team. Public hearings included the much opposed text ammendment to the zoning allowing the placement of a Music Production and Recording Studio in the central business district, General Businss and Highway Business Deistrict. Jeff White, owner of



• May 02, 2009, 5K Run, Lake Reidsville: $30 registration after May 1, 2009, but must register by 8:00 am the day of the race. Prizes awarded to top 3 finishers in each division: 40 and under Men’s, 41 and over Men’s, 40 and under Women’s, 41 and over Women’s. Race starts at 9:00 am. Registration forms available at Lake Reidsville. Contact Lake Reidsville for more information at (336) 349-4738. • May 02, 2009, Lake Reidsville Music Festival by Songbear: Come out and listen to a variety of music performances. Music will be from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Contact Lake Reidsville for more information at (336) 349-4738. • May 9, 2009, Mother-Daughter Picnic, Lake Reidsville: Mothers and daughters of any age only. Come out and enjoy a picnic in the park. Food will be provided for only $5 per person. Please register to join us by May 7, 2009 so we can provide enough food for all those coming. Contact Lake Reidsville for more information at (336) 349-4738. • May 9, 2009, Team Bass Tournament, Lake Reidsville: Pre-registration $50 per team, $60 per team day of the tournament. Starts at Daylight (about 6:00 am), weigh-in at 3 pm. 5fish limit, cash and trophies will be awarded. Contact Lake Reidsville for more information. 336-349-4738. • May 10, 2009: Mother’s Day Buffet Luncheon, Penn House: The annual luncheon held at the Penn House from 11:30 a.m. 1:30 pm. Reservations must be made in advance. Call for more details and reservations at 3491099.

Samples and More spoke to council about the concerns for the Reidsville Merchants Association. This change was opposed by a majority signed petition of the downtown merchants who feel that this type of business in the downtown area could prevent foot traffic in the mostly retail area. Some have experience having a recording studio located


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REIDSVILLE beside them in the past and reported that the noise was a problem as well as the parking used up by the musicians, their families, and more caused the lack of parking for retail spaces, also causing loitering around the sidewalks, discouraging shoppers from coming around. This merchant also noted that this type of business is best suited for a stand alone structure with its own parking space. Although the majority of the merchants noted their oppinions through the petition and some speaking, the decision was made


by a vote 4 to 2, to make the change in the text to reflect the John Genty’s studio’s needs. Other decision’s made by council includeed: • Considered an ordinance to extned the Corporate Limits of the City of Reidsville per a petition by the owner of 1724 Gibbs Road, Reidsville. Approved 6-0 • Concidered modifications to the Parks & Recreations Departemtns Neighborhood Parks Program. Approved 6-0 • Zoning violation against Greer Recycling of 107 NE Market Street. Approved 5-1 Consideration of the following Minimum Housing Code Violations as requested by Community Development Director Michael Pearce (A)804 Womack Street – Request to Board Up – Approved 6-0 (B)108 N. Branch Street – Request to Board Up – Approved 6-0 (C)825 Sunset Street – Request to Demolish – Approved 6-0 (D)419 NE Market Street – Request to Demolish – Approved 6-0 with stay of execution until May 12th Council meeting to allow owner to fix up the structure. (E) 115 N. Branch Street – Request to Demolish – Approved 6-0

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to the middle of the summer. This event is open to all residents or students of Rockingham County 16 years of age or older. All entries, regardless of category, must have been completed withing the last 2 years and not previously entered in the Rockingham County Fin Arts Festival. Categories to be judged include Computer Art, Fiber, Literature (Poetry and Prose), Music, Photography (Black & White and color), Painting, Drawing Printmaking including acrylics, pastels, mixed media, oil and watercolor, Pottery (decorative, functional, raku), Sculpture and Woodworking. Judges are professionals in related fields and non-residents of Rockingham County. The take in dates are as follows: Literature and Music are due on June 11, from 10am 7pm. This year there will be no artwork taken in other than on this date as there is no where to store it. All other art will be taken on June 24 & June 25 at Rockingham Community

College in the Whitcomb Student Center Activity Room on the lower level of the Student Center. Awards Day and opening ceremonies will be July 12, 2009. Monetary and other awards will be presented to the winners on Sunday, July 12th with the Best in Show taking home $500, First Place in each category will receive $100, while second place gets $50 and third place receives $25. There will also be Honorable Mention ribbons and special awards presented by individuals, organizations, and or businesses with amounts varying. Registration packets will be available by May 15 in all of the local libraries and at Lucky City, Arts & Frames, Dan River Coffee House, Barbour Studios, and Everyday Art. All local artists, whether amateur or professional, are encouraged to enter. The mission of the Fine ARts Festival is to promote the arts and artists of Rockingham County. For more information email or call 336-344-5539.

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Excitement and a wonderful sense of purpose will be evident at Eden's Freedom Park on May 15 - 16, 2009 . Relay for Life is an overnight event which honors cancer survivors and their caregivers while raising money for the American Cancer Society as well as local programs that aid patients. That night will be a joyful celebration of life and hope for all! The festivities will begin with the traditional Survivors' Lap around the track accompanied by music and the applause of onlookers. The Caregivers' Lap follows. While many participants will be walking thereafter, there are plenty of other activities to choose from. A local DJ will keep us entertained all night long . Live music will be ongoing until midnight. Broken Wire, a nationally recorded band, will be there as well as God's Garage Band, The Impacts and several local groups. For the kids there will be inflatables to play on, including a slide. Different activities will be offered by various teams for donations . At one site, participants will be competing at board games. Many activities are planned for after midnight, including a park wide scavenger hunt. If the weather permits, there will be a movie with popcorn! Food will be everywhere,

ranging from hot dogs with all the trimmings to desserts to drinks. You will even be able to snack on homemade loaves of bread and peanut brittle. Lots of items will be for sale, including flashing swords, flashing pink ribbon pins and handmade jewelry. There will be a fun, carnival like atmosphere, but your participation will mean so much to all those whose lives have been and will be touched by cancer. There are also many activities leading up to Relay. The Survivor's dinner will be held on May 12th at Morehead High School Cafeteria. This is for survivors only. Lasagna, both with and without meat will be served, as well as salad, dessert and a drink. There is no charge. Reservations are preferred ( please call Alice at 336-342-1931 ) or come to the door. The dinner will begin at 6:00 pm. Activities from now until then! • May 2nd - BBQ Supper and Silent Auction sponsored by Sandy's Gang at the USDA Service Center on Hwy 65 in Wentworth. Call 404-8292 for more information. • May 2nd - BBQ Dinner from 5:30-7:00 sponsored by Williamsburg Wildcat Walkers at Williamsburg School 2830 NC 87 in Reidsville. Please contact Mary Apple at or call 349-4632. • May 2nd - 2nd Annual Car Show at Old Nelson Cole building on Freeway Dr. in Reidsville

from 3:00-5:00. $15 per car entry fee. • May 8th - A Taste of Relay night of fellowship, entertainment and desserts. $5 donation includes drawings for door prizes. To be held at 7:00 pm at Zion Baptist Church. • May 8th - Bake Sale, casseroles, breads at the courthouse. Contact Chrissy Griffin or Debbie Lee at 342-8760 for details. At Head 2 Toe until May 14th - Manicure for $15 ($5 goes to Relay) with option of manicure with breast cancer symbol at Head 2 Toe in Eden. Ask for Annette or Morgan. Until May 15th - Raffle Tickets for a Karastan Rug - $1 suggested donation - drawing to be held at midinght at Relay. Contact Vicky Petty at 432-7426. Until May 15th - Raffle for a 42 inch Phillips TV LCD full HD - $5 a ticket or 5 tickets for $20 sponsored by Women of the Moose # 497. For information call Velvet Griffin at 627-4067. Please join us for any of these activities, but most of all, please enjoy Relay for Life with us as a survivor, a caregiver, or a caring and fun loving member of the community. The wonderful time we have together that night will enrich many lives through the research we will support, through the programs we can enable, and through the joy of our fellowship. See you May 15th!


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If you are looking for something to do in early May, Eden is the place to be. It starts off with the May 7th Eden Chamber of Commerce Business Expo to be held at the former Goodwill building in Kingsway Plaza. Then the first annual Ladies Night Out follows the next evening from 6:00pm -9:00pm in the Olde Leaksville Shopping District. Finally, on Saturday, May 9th, the 6th Annual Eden Ribfest will take place at Freedom Park. This is a great opportunity for you to learn about Eden businesses, have fun on a special ladies night in Eden’s most historic downtown and to finally relax to music and great food at Ribfest. On Sunday, May 10th, you can rest.




The 7th Annual Eden Chamber of Commerce Business Expo will take place on Thursday, May 7, 2009 from 11:00am to 6:00pm at the former Goodwill store in Kingsway Plaza, King’s Highway, Eden, NC. Over 50 exhibitors will showcase their goods and services that day. In addition to the outside exhibits, there will be numerous participants in the front of the building, including the Rockingham County Bloodmobile, BB Bank bus, Job Link bus, William Chilton Auto Racing and Tri-City Automotive Group. A $1.00 admission fee

Preventative Maintenance Service of America, Clark’s Jewelry, Averett University, Thunder Road Harley Davidson, and First Financial Services of Greensboro. Door prizes will be announced every fifteen minutes of the Expo and the Grand Prizes are $250 in cash and a $250 gas card. Attendees can register at the welcome table to be eligible for door prizes and the Grand Prizes. Sponsors of this year’s Expo include: Presenting Sponsors MillerCoors, Layne’s Family Pharmacy, News & Record, Eden

that will be donated to charity has been added to this year’s Expo. This is a way for the citizens of our community and the Chamber of Commerce to help those in need at this time. “We find ourselves in a time of unique economic challenges not only for our nation but for our community. Whatever the Chamber can do to increase public awareness of the wonderful goods and services that our local members provide right here in Eden, Rockingham County and the Triad is absolutely essential in times such as these,” stated Ed Holbrook, Chairman of the Chamber Board. Several new exhibitors this year, including Sam’s Club, Genesis Medical Supply,

News, and WGSR-TV Platinum Sponsor Home Savings Bank Gold Sponsors Carolina Apothecary, Embarq, Morehead Memorial Hospital, WLOE/WMYN Radio Silver Sponsors First Financial Services, Compute This, L. Don Warren & Associates, Ken Joyce, and Holland & Associates. Bronze Sponsors Clark’s Jewelry, Averett University, Arbor Ridge at Eden and Humana For more information on the Expo, contact Lou Trollinger at the Eden Chamber of Commerce office at 336-623-3336. We hope to see you there.


On Friday, May 8, 2009, from 6:00pm-9:00pm, the first annual Ladies Night Out will take place in the Olde Leaksville Shopping District in Eden, NC. It will consist of participating merchants offering special services, refreshments, musical entertainment and sales on their goods and services. Ladies Night Out is a great way to start your weekend by relaxing and enjoying what Eden’s Historic Downtown merchants have to offer. Look for the red shoes in the window of all participating merchants. Mother’s Day gift specials will be in many of the downtown stores. “This is going to be a night to remember. The merchants have gone above and beyond to make this a wonderful and exciting experience for the ladies. We just want to encourage mothers and daughters, girlfriends, sisters, ladies groups, young and old alike to come out and just enjoy a casual, relaxing evening designed with you in mind,” stated Cindy Adams, Eden’s Coordinator of Tourism and Special Events. Participating merchants include, Pace-Stone, Inc., The Front Porch, Riverhouse Gift and Gourmet, Totally Clips, Barbour Studio, New Beginnings Too!, Smooth and Silky Salon, The House of Health, Silver Expressions and more. The specific specials that evening: New Beginnings Too! They will be serving food and something to drink. They also will be giving out a small bag with our information on their store. Barbour Studio Barbour Studio will be open and offer photo cards with local scenes as well as European scenes photographed and signed by Thomas Barbour. Enlarged prints of these works will also be available for purchase. A 20%

discount will be offered to any Lady's Night Out customer. Another special offer from Barbour Studio: Come on in and have your photograph taken in our studio and receive a 5x7 print in a folder ready to take home with you the same night. Have your photograph taken alone or include friends, mothers, daughters or sisters. We'll make your visit a memorable one. Only $6.00/5x7!!! Silver Expressions Refreshments will be served. Drop by and sample some of Terry Faunce's treats. Elaine’s Antiques Elaine will offer a 10% discount to all itmes in the store the evening of Ladies Night Out. House of Health House of Health will have free chair massages by Kelly Pulliam of Eden Therapeutic Massage & Yoga. They will also have samples of Goat Lady Cheese and other foods. The Dance Store and More Spend $10 and get a free gift! Refreshments will be served at this 655 Washington Street store. Smooth & Silky Head/Hand-Arm massage, nail stamps, sugaring demonstration.... lotion coupons......hopefully everything! Pace- Stone Pace-Stone will offer discounts on Vera Bradley Handbags as well as discounts on Karastan rugs. They will also serve refreshments. Riverhouse Gift and Gourmet Refreshments and entertainment will be in the store. Ella also has a number of great Mother’s Day gifts. The Front Porch Join them for a wine tasting as we focus on wines by female winemakers. Also, they will taste HOPE wines--they are wines with proceeds supporting breast

cancer research. Sample some of their food selections and enjoy live entertainment. Also, shop their spring fashions...they have great ideas for Mother's Day gifts. Select in store specials will be going on! Grab your girlfriend and come to Olde Leaksville shopping district for a night of fun! Zanetti’s Italian Ice Free samples will be given away. Totally Clips Food and drinks, product-basket give away, cut and color gift certificate give away (with Betty Bennett), demonstrations at the top of every hour: 6:00 Blow Dry Style with ISO products--for fine hair 7:00 Flat Iron Demo with ISO thermal protection products 8:00 Fast and Fun Summer Looks for Hair! Rockingham County Literacy Project This non-profit is located at 705 Washington Street. They will serve refreshments and have music in their office. Eden Historic Museum The museum will be open that evening. Scrapbooks, including one entitled, “Women in Eden History” will be available for viewing. The Olde Leaksville Merchants are patterning the evening on a very successful semi-annual event that takes place in Hillsboro, NC twice per year. It was brought to the attention of the local merchants by attendees Mel and Gloria Hall, owners of The Front Porch. The downtown merchants hope this will be an exceptional event that will be repeated annually. For more information, contact Cindy Adams at 623-7789 ext. 3021.


The 6th Annual Eden Ribfest will take place on Saturday, May 9, 2009 from 10:00am to 6:00pm at Freedom Park in Eden, NC. There will be delicious ribs and festival foods, inflatable rides and activities for kids, a record number of artisans and crafters and musical entertainment. “This will be the 6th Annual Ribfest at Freedom Park, and this year’s event will be the biggest so far, with more food vendors and arts and crafts vendors than in the past. The event gets started at 10:00 a.m. and there will be music played until 6:00 p.m. The city encourages everyone to come out and enjoy this event,” stated Johnny Farmer, City of Eden Parks and Recreation Director. The entertainment line-up includes: 10:00am-noon Almost Country Noon-2:00pm Veronica Jones 2:00pm-4:00pm Radio Flyer 4:00pm-6:00pm Paradox Ribfest was started to showcase Freedom Park in its infancy several years ago. Since that time, the park has become a centerpiece of Eden recreation. This includes weekly ball tournaments, concerts in its amphitheater, a skateboard park, soccer fields, horse shoe pits and two picnic shelters. A third shelter is being planned for the near future to accommodate the many requests of citizens who want to hold family and church activities at the park. Ribfest gives citizens the opportunity to enjoy great music, entertainment and food. Free admission to all attendees. For more information, contact the Eden Parks and Recreation Department at 623-2110.

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“TEA PARTY” A coalition of concerned Americans came together on “Tax Day” April 15 in Eden as part of the national Tax Tea Party movement. Approximately 175 came to symbolically throw tea into the Dan River at the Eden Boat Landing. Some brought their entire family to this patriotic event. There were speakers who highlighted the concerns average citizens have about the federal deficit, state deficit spending and the upcoming county budget process. Citizens in Rockingham County who are concerned about the increasing size of government at all levels attended, wielding signage that spoke their true feelings of how the government is spending their tax dollars. Those in attendance emptied tea into a wooden crate, then did as our founders did as a symbolic protest against the rising tide of government spending, dropped the crate, with a rope attached, into the river. Jim Bush, who’s wife Dot is an Eden native, said theat the people needed to stand up and be counted. “Let Washington, the state and the county recognize that we are not going to get out of




this problem my continuing to spend,” he added, “If you polled this group today, you would find they feel no one is listening.” Sam Fretwell led the Pledge of Allegiance and Jeff Sykes introduced several speakers including District Attorney Phil Berger Jr. who noted George Washington about avoiding the occasion of debt. T h o m a s Harrington spoke saying we have a long row to hoe, that we are living in a Citizens held signs protesting taxes dictatorship. He and the national debt. explained the idea behind the group he is organizing “We meetings are not open to public the People”. This group hopes to comment. A citizen then noted, keep an eye on local governments we, not the commissioners, own decisions, hoping to grow to at the building the meetings are held least one thousand strong in the in and that they have no right to near future. He noted that the not let the citizens speak their membership fee is only $5 per minds at any of these meetings. year. The final speaker was Harrington also noted that Republican Commission Chair all the county commissioners Wayne Sexton who noted that the

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crowd was made up not of Democrats, Republicans or Independents, but of citizens, Americans who wanted to make a difference. “This is a new day, not business as usual,” he said, “While we were sleeping, look what happened”. This event was sponsored by the Rockingham County Republican Party, however citizens were encouraged from across the political spectrum who were concerned about the growth of government. The message was with municipal elections this fall, and a full slate of local and state elections next year, it is never too early for patriots to come together and say "NO" to big government at all levels. More information can be obtained by visiting or calling 552-7339 after 7pm.

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A GUIDE TO THE ARTS BROCHURE The Rockingham County Tourism Development Authority (TDA) is pleased to announce the debut of the new Rockingham County arts guide. Rockingham County: A Guide to the Arts is an 18-page brochure with fold out map that promotes the variety of art forms found throughout Rockingham County. T h e guide is divided into art genres and each section features original photography and “hidden gem” spotlights on local artists or art forms. It includes information on visual arts, performing arts and heritage crafts. The guide also includes lists of galleries, working studios, annual arts-focused events, and other resources. The map highlights some of the major area attractions and local accommodations. “The arts are very important to our tourism sector and are a growing segment of travel and tourism, especially in rural communities,” said Robin Yount, vice president of Tourism. “Rockingham County is fortunate to have the variety of renowned artists and art forms


that you will see highlighted in this guide and we are proud and excited to promote that to the world.” “This guide was created from scratch and we relied on many people to help us,” Yount added. “It was a collaborative effort and we could not have completed this without that help and support.” The arts guide is designed to complement previous guides that the TDA and Partnership have produced over the last five years to promote the county’s u n i q u e attractions to out-oftown visit o r s . The guide was the biggest project of the TDA in 2008 and it will be distributed around the country and world. King’s English, an advertising and public relations agency in downtown Greensboro, produced the arts guide. Copies of Rockingham County: A Guide to the Arts will be available in locations throughout the county as well as the Partnership’s office. Contact the Partnership office at 336.342.8138 to receive a guide or to get more information.

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VACCINES The Two Rivers Quilt Guild met in April at the Garden of Eden Senior Center in Eden for their regular meeting (the second Thursday of each month). Members of the guild designed and quilted a Love quilt of pink and red hearts with the Breast Cancer ribbon design as the background. The quilt was presented to Bree Myers of the American Cancer Society to help raise money in a raffle at the Relay for Life on May 15, 2009. The money raised will be used for the Rockingham County Community. The member of the guild put lots of love in each stitch and wanted to share it with a program that is dear to our hearts. The close knit group recently lost one of their dear members, Dovie Joyce, who loved quilting and being a member. All of the members have experienced in one way or another someone with this disease and they hope their contribution will raise money for research and cure of this disease. Please don’t forget to go by Freedom Park in Eden May 15, 2009 and support the many wonderful people that will be walking in this program.

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Heard enough “gesundheits” to last a lifetime? Fed up with hives, a runny nose, or itchy, roadmap eyes? You’re in good company. As many as 50 million people in the U.S. suffer from allergies. They seek relief by spending almost $3 billion a year on prescription allergy products alone, according to Scott-Levin’s Pharmaceutical Quarterly. Allergic reactions like “hay fever” happen when your immune system—your body’s defense mechanism—goes a little haywire. If you suffer from allergies, it brings out the “big guns” to respond to foreign—but normally harmless—substances like pet dander or pollen. Called allergens, these substances cause your body to produce a specific antibody that releases chemicals causing those dreaded symptoms. Although hay fever and indoor allergies to animals, dust mites, and mold are most common, you may also experience reactions to latex, stinging insects, poison ivy or poison oak, or certain foods, cosmetics, or medications. Why do you have allergies but your best friend doesn’t? Blame your genes. If one of your parents is allergic, you have a 25 to 30 percent chance of having allergies. If both parents are allergic, the likelihood jumps to 75 percent. This means you can’t spare your children, but you can take steps to reduce the severity of their allergies. To prevent food allergies, for example, introduce solid foods one at a time after six months of age. What can you do to minimize allergy symptoms and get the most out of treatment? The first step is to know what’s causing the problem. That’s where blood or skin allergy tests may come in. Once you know the culprit (or culprits), you can take steps to minimize exposure. If indoor allergens are a source of trouble, focus first on making changes in your bedroom where you spend most of your time. You may want to remove carpeting, use a dehumidifier, cover bedding and mattresses with airtight plastic, and vacuum weekly with a high-efficiency particulate (HEPA) filter. Keep pets out of the bedroom and bathe them frequently. Because some pets produce more allergens than others, you may need to permanently remove a pet from your home. If mold and mildew are a problem, try using a cleaning solution with a little detergent and 5 percent bleach. During pollen season, use air conditioning and in-home air filters. Try to stay inside on hot, dry, windy days. Consider vacationing at the beach during the worst periods. But don’t be tricked into thinking you can permanently escape by moving to a different climate. Chances are you’ll soon develop allergies to new substances. Let your doctor or pharmacist guide you in choosing the appropriate allergy medications. Antihistamines fight the chemicals, called histamines, released during an allergic reaction. And a newer generation of prescription antihistamines may produce fewer side effects. New synthetic cortisone sprays can also relieve nasal swelling. If your symptoms are severe, your doctor may recommend allergy shots. They work like a vaccine, reducing sensitivity by exposing your body to increasing amounts of the allergen over time. If you’ve inherited the genes from the allergic side of the family, take heart. You won’t be doomed to a lifelong fate of sniffling. As your immune system starts to decline in your 60s, your allergies will likely follow suit.

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CITY OF EDEN RECEIVES TREE CITY USA AWARD The City of Eden held its Annual Arbor Day meeting in April at Freedom Park near the Amphitheater’s newest addition, a maple replanted by the city. This maple came from the pocket park located on Washington Street. It was noticed that the tree would soon get to large for the pocket park, and if left to grow until then would have to be cut down. The decision was

made to dig it up and move it to the Amphetheater area where it can flourish. The meeting held special meaning because the city was presented, for it’s 15th year in a row, the Tree City designation by

John Tate of the North Carolina Forestry Service. Jim Burnett, Eden City Councilman along with the tree board members were on hand to accept the Tree City USA Award.

TRI-CITY CHEVROLET GOES TO BAT FOR EDEN YMCA Giving something back to communities. The Drawing will the Eden community, Tri-City be held on July 24th, 2009. The Chevrolet announced in April entries should be in by June 30th, that they are partnering with the 2009. Eden Family YMCA to provide “Chevy and Baseball. It’s a the players and coaches with great combination of America’s equipment, instrucbrand and America’s TRI-CITY game,” says Tim Mize tional clinics and a chance to raise CHEVROLET of Tri-City Chevrolet. $10,000 in funds for “What better way to SPONSORS the 2009 season. The help our kids than by program demonstrates THE EDEN donating equipment, Chevrolet and the providing professional FAMILY Chevrolet dealerships instruction, and giving as America’s brand by YMCA WITH away memorabilia bringing together EQUIPMENT, signed by one of the America’s favorite greats, Cal Ripken, Jr. CLINICS AND pastime and America’s We are excited to be favorite car company. HELPS RAISE part of the effort this To support youth THOUSANDS year and to support the baseball in its local youth and families in community, Tri-City OF DOLLARS our community. We Chevrolet will provide definitely anticipate a WITH A the Eden Family baseball seaCHEVROLET fun-filled YMCA with equipson with the Eden ment bags, ball buck- GIVEAWAY YMCA. ets, coaches’ dry-erase 2008 marked a clipboards and t-shirts. Also, great year for Chevrolet and its thanks to the dealership and other dealership’s local communities. participating area Chevrolet deal- Last year in the Southeast alone, ers, league members will have a 437 Chevrolet dealerships helped chance to attend a Chevy Youth out more than 477 local commuBaseball Instructional Clinic nities and their baseball programs taught by professionals provided by raising over $3.5 million. For by the Cal Ripken Baseball more information about Chevy Association. Youth Baseball, visit Offering additional support to the community, the Eden About Chevrolet Chevrolet is one of America’s best-known Family YMCA will have the and best selling automotive brands. With the opportunity to raise as much as largest dealer network in the United States, $10,000 through the Chevy- Chevy is the leader in full-size trucks and the in sales of vehicles priced $35,000 and Vehicle Raffle where a new leader above. Chevrolet delivers more-than-expected Chevy Malibu and Chevy value in every vehicle category, offering cars Traverse, along with autographed and trucks priced from $9,995 to $83,175. The 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid-the first General Cal Ripken, Jr. memorabilia, will Motors vehicle to use the company’s all-new be given away. Tri-City two-mode hybrid system-was named Green Car Journal’s 2008 Green Car of the Year®. In Chevrolet and other area addition, Chevy has more vehicles than any Chevrolet dealerships are donat- other manufacturer that provide more than 30 For more information, contact Michelle ing the two cars to be raffled off. mpg. Marks (678) 672-1701 or email him at All proceeds from the raffle go to the participating leagues and

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EDEN COUNCIL On April 21st the Eden City Council met for their regularly scheduled meeting with several items on the agenda. The much debatd “Chicken” delema was settled by the banning of Roosters from city properties. The auctioning off of property located at 241 The Boulevard was appproved and will be sold at public auction on May 30th at 10 am at 223 The Boulevard. The demolition of a structure located at 820 Bridge Street pusuant to the Human Habitation Standards Action was approved. An estimate for the demolition of the structure on this property is $1,600.00. Once the demolition is done at the City’s expense, actions can be taken to recoup the funds in the same manner as the




collection of special assessments. New ward boundaries were approved to include the newly annexed Indian Hills area, and areas annexed prior including two parcels on Summit Loop, the extension of South New Street, two parcels at the end of South New Street and the property on Mebane Bridge Road. Council established a Parks and Recreation Advisory committee. This Committee will meet on a monthly basis and provide input in an advisory role in helping to establish new offerings of parks and recreation services in the community and also provide input in helping make the programs that are offered even better. The initial group of individuals: Brad Corcoran - City Manager, Jerry Ellis - City Council Member, Johnny Famer,

Terry Vernon, Carla Huffman, Kathy Overby and Jeff Moore – Parks & Recreation Staff, Roy Frazier – Citizen, Butch Curtis – Citizen, and Jeff Gore – Citizen, have met at least three times and recommended that the following individuals also be appoved as members: Chad Simpson Tracy McLaughlin Debbie Dabbs Sandy Berrier Susan Frazier Leda Kohler Johnny Farmer, Parks and Recreation Director, will be the City Staff that works with the Committee and Jerry Ellis, City Council member would be the City Council Liaison for the Committee.

process is that no mention was made of using Pine Hall brick in any of the construction. We should use local products for governmental projects, if at all possible. If you love animals, this projects seems to be moving along fine. • County Commissioners’ Meeting 4/13/09 Jim Isley, and auctioneer in a ten-gallon hat, spoke in favor of the proposed horse center. His manner of speaking was as though he was actually holding an auction for the center. Mr. Isley stated that he is a judge of horse center, as well as an equestrian judge. He suggested that the impact of this horse center would be so great theat the county would find it hard to keep up. He also stated that we could count on commitments for anywhere from one to five years from people outstide the county, North Carolina and the United States. Mr. Isley then opened the floor for questions, some of which are listed below. Why doesn’t North Carolina fund this project, as other center

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• Animal Shelter Building Committee meeting - 4/23/09 The architect presented his drawing of the proposed animal shelter. He stated that he would lit to go ahead with the building soon. His proposal was for a6,000 sq. ft.. building with an estimated base cost of $1,060,010. He also included two alternative additions; the first alternative would ad $665,630 to the total cost and the second would add $165,645. To date $70,000 has been raised with more fundraising benefits to come. Smith Stokes has donated a 2006 Chevrolet Colorado truck, jet black in color, to be given away October 17 at 1:30pm. The drawing will be held at Tractor Supply, Highway 14, Eden. A suggestion was made to consider storm water collection from the roof run-off, with the water being used on site. Kevin Moore, with the Soil & Water Conservation, is working toward getting monty from the stimulus package which would be at a low interest rate. One item to consider in this

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have been funded? His answer is only that the county should fund this. HOw soon will the center show a profit? Not for at least 5 years was his response. Will you invest in the project? No, he stated. Beth Summers, representing the Reidsville Chamber of Commerce, also spoke in favor of the horse center, but no other municipality representatives were present to express an opinion. Beverly Wilcox spoke against funding the horse center. Wayne Barham spoke to the Commissioners against the closing of the Bethany Adult Nutrition Site. He presented a petition with 700-800 signatures, asking that the site be kept open. Sam Page discussed the problem with gangs in our schools. His department is eligible for a $47,942 grant from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Fund and he needs the Commissioners approval to accept and use the grant.

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“We are looking to build a bigger and better Chamber,” said Holbrook. “With the right person in this position and the commitment of our members and Board, the Chamber of Commerce will have a bright future of service here in Eden.” Interested candidates should submit their resume and at least three professional references to the Eden Chamber office located at 678 S. Van Buren Road in Eden by Friday, May 29.

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Kenon Alrese Wall, 24, of Stoneville pled guilty to Trafficking Cocaine in April in Rockingham County Superior Court. Judge Jon Craig sentenced Wall to 35-42 months in prison, and ordered him to pay a 50,000.00 fine. On January 30th and February 7th, 2008, the SBI and Rockingham County Sheriff’s deputies set up drug transactions with the defendant in western Rockingham County. During those transactions, Wall sold more than 70 grams of cocaine.

TWO CONVICTED OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS Wentworth - Kisha Lafrane Davis, 34, and Bobby Joe Davis, 37, of Stoneville, were found guilty the week of April 16th in Rockingham County District

Court of 5 counts of Cruelty to Animals each. The two were convicted of the Class 1 Misdemeanors by Judge Fred Wilkins after they pled not guilty. In Febuary, 2009, an individual reported neglected dogs at the Davis’ address. Detective Jeff Hawkins with the Madison Police Department observed the animals and determined that they had been deprived of necessary sustenance, and that the five dogs belonged to Kisha and Bobby Davis, Animal Control officials testified that they were familar with the situation . The dogs had not been fed or watered for extended period of time. Both received suspended sentenced, were ordered to complete community service, and pay a $500.00 fine and other costs and fees.


Adkins, 27, pled guilty April 16th in Rockingham County District Court to charges of Cruelty to Animals and Killing an Animal by Starvation. Both offences are misdemeanors. In December, 2008, a meter reader noticed a dead dogand a malnourished dog at Adkins’ home, and reported their conditon to the Mayodan Police Department. Officers investigated and found that the dogs had not been fed. Judge Stan Allen ordered Adkins to complete community service, pay various fines and costs, and he was prohibited from owning any other animals during the period of his probation. Adkins was the third individual convicted of animal cruelty charges in Rockingham County this week. Kisha and Bobby Davis were each found guilty on Tuesday of five counts of Cruelty to Animals.

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Do you have a child who will be four years old by August 31, 2009? Did you know your child may qualify for the More at Four Pre-Kindergarten Program? More at Four is a state-funded, community-based pre-kindergarten program that is free of charge to qualifying families. More at Four is designed to provide 4-year-old children, who may not otherwise be served, with a valuable educational experience. This program provides young children with access to a high quality preschool experience to enhance their school readiness. The More at Four PreKindergarten Program standards are built on the premise that in order to be successful academically in school, children need to be prepared in all five of the major domains of development outlined by the National Education Goals Panel in 1995. These five dimensions of school readiness are: Physical Health and Development: Is your child healthy, well nourished and active? Are his vision and hearing OK? Can he control his body

to do things such as run or hold a pencil? Approaches to Learning: Is she curious and eager to learn? Is she persistent when exploring new things? Communication:Is your child able to understand others and make his thoughts understood by others? Is your child interested in books and stories? Social and Emotional Development: Does your child feel good about herself, viewing herself as being successful? Does she get along well with other children and adults? General Knowledge and Thinking: Does he understand what letters and numbers are? Does he ask questions about things and try to figure things out? Each of these domains is critical to children's well being, in particular for their success in reading and math as they come to school. The Rockingham County Partnership for Children (RCPC) is now accepting applications for the 2009-2010 school year for the More at FourPre-Kindergarten Program.

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Southern Select CCU President/CEO, Huyla Jackson announced that the Kannapolisbased community credit union will award a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating high school senior, including the Rockingham County area, who will enter an accredited institution of higher education for the 2009-2010 academic year. The scholarship will be presented to a member of its credit union community based on academic excellence, grade point average, leadership ability, personal character and need. Ms. Jackson noted, “In today’s economic environment we felt it important to increase the level of this year’s award.” Southern Select encourages students who are members or directly related to a current member, to apply. They may also join and participate in the credit union which serves the 50-mile radius around Kannapolis and all of Rockingham County, NC. “The youth of our community is our most important asset and uphold-

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Children must turn 4-yearsold by August 31, 2009 to be eligible for enrollment this year. The Rockingham County Partnership for Children (RCPC) is now accepting applications for the More at FourPreKindergarten program, 20092010 school year. To learn more about the More at Four Pre-Kindergarten program or to receive an application, call Lori or Adina at 336342-9676. Did you know that beginning in 2009, children must turn five years old by August 31st to enroll in kindergarten? Registration for kindergarten begins April 1. If you need help finding information about your local elementary school or planning after school care, call Lori at 336-342-9676. For additional information on child-related issues or kindergarten readiness, contact the Rockingham County Partnership for Children at or 342-9676. Heather Kilpatrick is the executive director of the Rockingham County Partnership for Children.


ing our tradition of people helping people, certainly extends to them”, she added. Applications and information packets were mailed to area high school principals and guidance departments this week. Information and applications may also be requested at Southern Select branch offices, or by going to the credit union website, Completed applications must be postmarked, or presented in person to a Southern Select Community Credit Union office, no later than May 8, 2009. To ensure objectivity, an applicant will be selected by a panel of business professionals unaffiliated with Southern Select and from outside its “community” field of membership. Eden S. Lipe of Kannapolis won the scholarship in 2008.

Southern Select Community Credit Union (, previously the credit union to employees of local textile mills is now open to the entire community… anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school within a 50-mile radius of its Kannapolis office located at 169 Dale Earnhardt Boulevard and to all of Rockingham County, NC. The “for people, not for profit” credit union offers a complete line of financial services including checking accounts, electronic and online services, personal, auto and home mortgage loans, credit cards and a variety of savings instruments to members. Southern Select CCU operates from four locations in Kannapolis, Concord and Eden, NC.



MONEY FOR ANIMALS There are many people raising money for the animals in our county. A very special completion Run/Race 5K and Recreational/ Fun Walk (1 mile) will begin at 9am on Saturday, May 30th, 2009 to benefit the Rockingham County Humane Society. Start and finish of the fun day will be at Freedom Park, in Eden. Late registration will be 7:45-8:50am. The actual race begins at 9am. There are expected to be close to 200 participants. This local event will feature race awards according to age groups, and there will be door prizes given to those raising $100 or more for the cause. Water will be provided at the start, 1.5 mile marker and finish lines. Light refreshments will also be provided at the finish.

Major sponsors for this event include: Trogdon Trotters, Family Dental Associates - Dr. Burleson, Family Eye Care - Dr. Turner, L. Berkley Inc. Consulting Services, Eden Drug, Morehead Hospital, Food Lion. For more information on this and many other walks/runs contact Amanda Rorrer at, call 336-623-2017 or visit website at:

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The economy may have deep-sixed the full version of the Triad Highland Games for this year, but the economy can't keep descendants of Scotland from having a party. T h a t ' s what will happen at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 2, the traditional date of the Games, at the Pour House, 360 Federal Way in downt o w n Greensboro. Though there are no events at Bryan Park this year, there will be a ceilidh, a Scottish party, complete with music and dance and European martial arts. The party is being marketed as "An Evening With the Scots," and that's exactly what organizers are planning. Many features of the regular Games will be available, including children's games and things like the "bonniest knees" contest. A silent auction will take place, Scottish musicians will perform, and some dance events will be held. For those interested, Scotch whisky seminars will take place twice during the evening, at 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the event are $5 for adults and children 13 and older, or $15 if you are planning

to attend the whisky seminars. Admission to the whisky seminars includes admission to the c e i l i d h . Admission to the ceilidh is free for children 12 years old and younger. The Games' Sporting Clays S h o o t i n g Competition will take place as usual from noon to 3 p.m. May 2 at Shane's Sporting Clays on U.S. 158 in Summerfield, just north of Greensboro. Registration for the shooting contest is $5, with target fees starting at $9 for 25 targets. Rental shotguns are available at the range (please call in advance). Information on the ceilidh is available from Ann Jackson, Games founder, at (336) 431-8482 or (336) 9050633. Or visit the Web site at Information on the sporting clays competition is available from V a u g h n McAlister at (336) 339-2916 o r Jackson said economic conditions left the Games no choice but to operate at a reduced level this year, but she said the ceilidh will still evoke the spirit of the competition. "We thank people for their continued support," she said. "Look for us back full force in 2010."

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By Mike Dougherty, Director of Economic Development

The February Hanesbrands, Inc. closing contributed to the 14.2 percent unemployment rate for Rockingham County. Essentially, the county’s unemployment rate has doubled in one year due to this closing and the overall slowdown in the economy resulting from the recession. Rockingham County is one of many North Carolina counties facing record unemployment rates, many exceeding 16 percent, due to the loss of their legacy industries, such as textiles, furniture or tobacco. International trade agreements have decimated many rural communities. The economy remains fragile, but there are reasons to be optimistic. More prospects have considered our city and county in recent months than we saw last year. We are hopeful this trend continues, but we are not waiting for prospects to come to us. The citizens of our community need to know what is being done to turn this situation around. In the 2009-2010 budget year, the following aggressive work plan was developed: Water Users The City of Eden has lost almost $4 million from its water and sewer revenues due to the closings of the Parkdale Mills, Liberty Textiles and Hanesbrands facilities during the last three years. The Rockingham County Partnership for Economic Development has contracted with 310 Marketing, a company that specializes in identifying large water users. At least five firm leads will be presented to us; companies that are considering expansion and locations in the southeastern U.S. We plan to compare what Eden and Rockingham County can offer in terms of water and sewer rates, available workforce, etc., to the cities in which they are located. We will invite their Chief Executive Officers to visit our community. Secondly, we plan to invite other consultants to our community to determine what we can do to more effectively attract water users. Call Centers By the end of April, a study will be completed to determine how Eden can be more attractive to call centers that are now returning to the U.S. after many failed experiences overseas. MORH Partners specializes in such centers. This study will show us how

to position our city to more effectively recruit call centers and related operations. Site Readiness Project Duke Energy sponsored a study of a very attractive site in Eden. As a result of this effort, one of the premiere site consultants in the U.S. provided us with recommended targeted industries. More importantly, they are familiar with our site and will include Eden in their stable of preferred sites. Duke Energy Project In 2010, Duke Energy will begin construction on their new Eden facility. Almost 1,000 support jobs will be part of this project. We are hopeful that many local contractors will benefit from this construction project. Project 2015 (correctional facility) The state budget included no funding for the planning of new correctional facilities, despite estimates of the need for over 7,000 new beds over the next 10 years. Eden Mayor John Grogan and Rockingham County Commissioner Tommy Flynt joined me in visiting North Carolina Speaker of the House Joe Hackney, Senate Majority Leader Tony Rand, Senate ProTem Marc Basnight’s chief of staff, and representatives of the House Sub-Committee on Capital in early April. Our goal was to secure the planning funding for the desired medium custody correctional facility in Eden. We are also seeking federal stimulus funds for this purpose. Most counties that lobby for correctional facilities are not successful on their first try. It is often a multi-year process. The condition of the state budget has not helped our cause this year, but we are making progress in our goal of bringing 340 initial, well-paid jobs with state benefits to our community. Commercial Development The credit markets, upon which all commercial development is based, froze in September of 2008. Now they are thawing slowly. The Eden Sheetz project has begun, taking a high profile intersection of our community and filling it with an attractive commercial establishment. Contacts are being made on Kingsway Plaza to restore our movie theater. Finally, there are better prospects for a grocery store on the west side of Eden than we have seen in several



months. Many other projects are also in the works, but sometimes we do not see immediate results. As an example, the Sheetz project started three and a half years ago. Downtown Revitalization Since becoming a North Carolina Main Street community, the downtown areas of Eden have produced 80 net new jobs, 49 net new businesses, 9 business expansions and over $3 million in total public and private investment. In recent weeks, several new businesses have opened in the Olde Leaksville Shopping District, including Betty’s Hats, Sharon’s Accounting Service and Kim’s Downtown Kafe. A new pizza restaurant is planned for the Draper Village Shopping District. Tourism Development When you are blessed with two rivers, it is critical to market them. Eden is part of cooperative advertising efforts in Outside Magazine which resulted in numerous inquiries about our city last year. The two new river access points - one at Draper Bridge and one at the Smith River Greenway - will encourage boaters to experience our water recreation. Tourism is the #1, #2 or #3 industry in every state in the union, so Eden was wise to establish the Coordinator of Tourism and Special Events position. Coordinator Cindy Adams recently attended a convention in which she met with 71 tour operators to market Eden and Rockingham County. There are a number of new special events that help our existing commercial and downtown businesses. Finally, the many Freedom Park tournaments result in attendees patronizing our local businesses. Sports tourism is a huge business for communities across the state. Many, such as Morganton and Rocky Mount, have built multiball field parks to take advantage of the economic benefits resulting from sports tournaments. Parks and Recreation Director Johnny Farmer has scheduled continuous tournaments throughout the spring, summer and fall of 2009. Our department is not allowing any stone to be unturned or opportunity to be missed to reduce our unemployment and create a better community for our citizens. Due to the global recession, this process will take time, but it will happen.


D.A.R.E. graduation for fifth-grade students at Draper Elementary took place March 31 at 12:30 p.m. The guest speaker was Eden Planning and Inspections Director Kelly Stultz. Special music was performed by the Draper Elementary fifth-grade class. The ceremony was the last of four D.A.R.E. graduation programs for this school year, including programs at Douglass, LeaksvilleSpray and Central elementary schools.



By Johnny Farmer, Parks & Recreation Director

Eden Parks & Recreation will be offering a host of events during May in addition to Ribfest on May 9. There will be a Nations Baseball Tournament the weekend of May 2-3, an International Fast Pitch Tournament the weekend of May 9-10, a USSSA Baseball Tournament the weekend of May 16-17, a National Softball Association Tournament the weekend of May 23-24, and a USSSA Baseball Tournament May 30-31 at Freedom Park. The games will begin at 9 a.m. and will be scheduled through the day and evening. The teams participating in these tournaments will be from North Carolina and Virginia. The Youth Baseball and Adult Softball programs will get underway in May and games will be played Monday through Friday at Freedom Park. The youth games begin at 4 p.m. and the adult games will begin at 6:30 p.m. Eden Parks & Recreation and the Eden Kiwanis Club will host the annual Fishing Derby on Saturday, May 30 at the Fireman’s Hut pond on Smith Acres Road. This event will begin at 9 a.m. and is for children 4-12 years old. There will be trophies awarded for the largest fish caught and most fish caught. There will also be a drawing for prizes and each child will receive a goodie bag. The Parks & Recreation Department is registering for its Summer Day Camp Program. This program will take place from June 15-Aug. 21 at the Bridge Street Recreation Center. The camp will be held weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. This program is for children 6-12 years old. Campers will participate in swimming, skating, bowling,

sports and games, arts and crafts, and make weekly visits to points of interest in the city, including the fire and police departments. The cost is $250 for city residents and $260 for non-city residents. Registration is limited, and individuals wishing for their children to participate are encouraged to register early. The city’s monthly Concert in the Park Series will continue on Saturday, May 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Eden Kiwanis Amphitheatre at Freedom Park. The entertainers for this event will be the Black Katz Boogie and Blues Band from Morehead High School and the Dusty Ridge Band from McMichael High School. This event is free to the public and concessions will be available for purchase. The Mill Avenue Pool will open on Saturday, May 23 and will be open until Sept. 7. The pool will be open from noon-6 p.m. for open swim. The cost is $3 per day for city residents and $4 per day for non-city residents. Season swim passes are available for $35 for city residents and $45 for non-city residents. The pool is available for rent from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. The cost is $42 for up to 20 swimmers, $62 for 21-30 swimmers and $82 for 31-50 swimmers. There will be concessions available at the site for purchase. For more information on these events, please call Eden Parks & Recreation at 623-2110, option 3.


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MAY 1, 2009 EDEN’S OWN... JOURNAL, PAGE 25 ❦ 2008 Water Quality Report - City of Eden 2008 Drinking Water Quality Report is now available On April 30, the City of Eden announced the release of the 2008 Water Quality Report, detailing specific issues pertaining to the quality of drinking water that it provides to its customers. As part of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency mandate, water utilities across the country produce annual reports that are designed to educate and inform consumers. “Although a requirement, we view this report as a vehicle to open communications with our customers,” Water Plant Superintendent Terry Shelton said. “This is our opportunity to educate our customers and show them all of the hard work and effort that goes into making their water safe.” Before June 30, the City of Eden will mail more than 7,000 of the Water Quality Reports to our customers. The city also wishes to make the report available to all citizens who use the water that we provide. If you are not a customer, but would still like a copy of the report, they will be available before June 30 in the Billing and Collections Department at City Hall, 308 E. Stadium Drive. Environmental Services Department - Public Water System ID (PWSID) # 02-79-010 Is My Water Safe? Last year, as in years past, your tap water met all U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state drinking water health standards. The City of Eden Public Environmental Services Department vigilantly safeguards its water supplies and once again, we are proud to report that our system has never violated a maximum contaminant level or any other water quality standard. Do I Need To Take Special Precautions? Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791). Where Does My Water Come From? The water that we provide to our customers comes from the Dan River. It is our sole source of water. The Dan River originates in Virginia and flows through Eden and on to Kerr Reservoir on the Roanoke River. Our water treatment plant, the Robert A. Harris Water Filtration Plant, is located on the banks of the Dan River

in Eden. Demand for good, clean water is high and our filtration plant produces roughly 11 million gallons of clean drinking water every day. Our water supply is part of the Upper Dan River Watershed that covers an area of roughly 2,075 square miles around Eden. Most of our watershed is covered by forested lands (98%) or is used for growing crops. To learn more about our watershed on the internet, go to US EPA's Locate Your Watershed at x.cfm . Source Water Assessment Program (SWAP) and Its Availability The State of North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Public Water Supply Section has conducted Source Water Assessments on all water supplies in the State. The Source Water Assessment evaluates the watershed supplying your water for Potential Contamination Sites (PCS). North Carolina Public Water Supply Section has assigned each drinking water source a relative “Susceptibility Rating” characterized as “Higher, Moderate, or Lower.” A susceptibility rating of “Higher” does not imply poor drinking water quality. Susceptibility is an indication of a water supply’s potential to become contaminated by PCS’s within the assessment area. The values assigned by our Source Water Assessment were “higher” for Inherent Vulnerability, “moderate” for Contaminant Rating and “higher” for Susceptibility Rating. The contaminant rating for your water source was determined based on the number

and location of PCS’s within the delineated area. The inherent vulnerability rating of your water source refers to the geologic characteristics or existing conditions of the surface water source and the delineated area (watershed). Susceptibility rating for your surface water is determined by combining the contaminant rating and the inherent vulnerability rating. It is important to understand that a susceptibility rating of “higher” does not imply poor water quality, only the system’s potential to become contaminated by PCS’s in the assessment area. A copy of the City of Eden SWAP Report may be viewed on the State website at wap. To obtain a printed copy of this report, please mail a written request to: Source Water Assessment Program – Report Request, 1634 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1634, or email request to Please indicate your system name (City of Eden), PWSID (02-79-010), and provide your name, mailing address, and phone number. If you have any questions about the SWAP report please contact the Source Water Assessment staff by phone at 919715-2633. Why Are There Contaminants In My Drinking Water? Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects

can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791). The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity. Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife. Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, can be naturally occurring or result from urban storm water runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming. Pesticides and herbicides may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban storm water runoff, and residential uses. Organic Chemical Contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban storm water runoff, and septic systems. Radioactive contaminants can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities. In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations that limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. The Food and Drug Administration

Water Quality Data Table The table below lists all of the drinking water contaminants that we detected during monitoring period of this report. The presence of contaminants in the water does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. Unless otherwise noted, the data presented in this table is from testing done in the calendar year of the report. The EPA or the State requires us to monitor for certain contaminants less than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants do not change frequently. Important Drinking Water Definitions and Units Description: NA: Not applicable MNR: Monitoring not required, but recommended. AWL: Allowable Limit RL: Reporting Limit RRL: Required Reporting Limit BRL: Below Reporting Limits ppm: parts per million, or milligrams per liter (mg/L) ppb: parts per billion, or micrograms per liter (µg/L) pCi/L: picocuries per liter (a measure of radioactivity) NTU: Nephelometric Turbidity Units. Turbidity is a measure of water clarity. EPA: Environmental Protection Agency # of monthly positive samples: Highest number of samples taken during a month that were found to be positive. MCL: Maximum Contaminant Level: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLG: Maximum Contaminant Level Goal: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety. TT: Treatment Technique: A required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water. AL: Action Level: The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow. BQL: Below Quantitation Level measured in ppb

*** Denotes two coliform bacteria tests that were positive on customer taps, both positive samples occurred in October of 2008. This was not a monthly violation meaning less than 5% of the 20 samples taken per month at customer taps were positive for coliform bacteria. Immediate rechecks of the customer taps and upstream and downstream samples showed negative results for coliform bacteria. The positive results were attributed to collection or processing errors during rainy and windy weather. There was NO water contamination, thus there was no threat to public health. Our system monitored our source water for Cryptosporidium and found levels of 2 oocysts/liter one month out of eight . Cryptosporidium is a microbial parasite which is found in surface water throughout the U.S. Although Cryptosporidium can be removed by filtration, the most commonly used filtration methods cannot guarantee 100 percent removal. Our monitoring of our source water and/or finished water indicates the presence of these organisms. Current test methods do not enable us to determine if the organisms are dead or if they are capable of causing disease. Symptoms of infection include nausea, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Most healthy individuals are able to overcome the disease within a few weeks. However, immuno-compromised people have more difficulty and are at greater risk of developing severe, life- threatening illness. Immuno-compromised individuals are encouraged to consult their doctor regarding appropriate precautions to take to prevent infection. Cryptosporidium must be ingested for it to cause disease, and it may be spread through means other than drinking water.

“If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. The City of Eden is responsible for providing high quality water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using the water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791) or at

Report contintued on page 29

(FDA) regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water that must provide the same protection for public health. How Is My Water Treated And Purified? The treatment process consists of a series of steps. First, raw water is drawn from the Dan River at a location upstream from most points of local urban runoff (enhancing the quality of the raw water) and sent to a pre-settling/holding area, which allows for a reduction of organic matter in the water. Once it reaches the treatment plant, alum with polymer (a coagulant added before the water goes to mixing tanks) is added. The addition of these chemicals causes small particles (called "floc") to adhere to one another, making them heavy enough to settle into a basin from which sediment is removed. Chlorine is added for disinfection (we carefully monitor the amount of chlorine, adding the lowest quantity necessary to protect the safety of your water without compromising taste). At this point, the water is filtered through layers of fine coal and silicate sand. As smaller, suspended particles are removed, turbidity (optical quality of water) disappears and clear water emerges. Finally, caustic (used to adjust pH and alkalinity), fluoride (used to fight tooth decay), and a corrosion inhibitor (used to protect distribution system pipes) are added before the water is pumped to sanitized water tanks and into your home or business.

MHS BASEBALL ALUMNI WEEKEND PLANNED The Morehead High School Baseball Boosters is sponsoring the “First Annual MHS Alumni Baseball Weekend” to which all former MHS baseball players and coaches are invited to attend. The cookout will be on Friday, May 23rd at 7:00 PM at the field. The per-person cost of $5 includes hot dogs, chips, nachos and drink. Children under 6 are free. The number of teams will be determined by the number of participants. Seven inning games (2hour time limit) will be played on Saturday and Sunday with each team playing two games. Teams will be composed of both of older and younger alumni. Each player will receive a shirt and cap. Please respond with your name, E-address, year played, shirt size and the number of family members attending Friday’s cookout. Replys and questions should be sent to: Proceeds from this event will be used for the MHS baseball program. Join us for a memorable weekend at the field.

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For The Fun Of It Tithing Pays! Two men crashed in their private plane on a South Pacific Island. Both survived. One of the men brushed himself off and then proceeded to run all over the island to see if they had any chance of survival. When he returned, he rushed up to the other man and screamed, "This island is uninhabited, there is no food, there is no water. We are going to die!" The other man leaned back against the fuselage of the wrecked plane, folded his arms and responded, "No we're not. I make over $250,000 a week." The first man grabbed his friend and shook him. "Listen, we are on an uninhabited island. There is no food, no water. We are going to die!" The other man, unruffled, again responded. "No, I make over $250,000 a week." Mystified, the first man, taken aback with such an answer again repeated, "For the last time, I'm telling you we ARE doomed. There is NO one else on this island. There is NO food. There is NO water. We are, I repeat, we are going to die a slow death." Still unfazed, the first man looked the other in the eyes and said, "Do not make me say this again. I make over $250,000 per week. I am a Baptist and tithe. MY PASTOR WILL FIND US!" She was Soooooooooo Blonde... • She studied for a blood test. • She sold the car for gas money. • When she missed bus #44 she took bus #22 twice instead. • When she went to the airport and saw a sign that said, "Airport Left," she turned around and went home. • When she heard that 90% of all crimes occur around the home, she moved. • She thought if she spoke her mind, she'd be speechless. • She thought that she could not use her AM radio in the evening. • She had a shirt that said "TGIF," which she thought stood for "This Goes In Front." • She thinks Taco Bell is the MEXICAN PHONE COMPANY. If 4 out of 5 people SUFFER from diarrhea...does that mean that one out of five enjoys it?

It doesn't hurt to have a little Biblical humor to start the day.... Q. What kind of man was Boaz before he married Ruth? A. Ruthless. Q. What do they call pastors in Germany? A. German Shepherds. Q. Who was the greatest financier in the Bible? A. Noah He was floating his stock while everyone else was in liquidation. Q. Who was the greatest female financier in the Bible? A. Pharaoh's daughter. She went down to the bank of the Nile and drew out a Little prophet. Q. What kind of motor vehicles are in the Bible? A. Jehovah drove Adam and Eve out of the Garden in a Fury. David 's Triumph Was heard throughout the land. Also, probably a Honda, because the apostles Were all in one Accord. Q. Who was the greatest comedian in the Bible? A. Samson. He brought the house down Q. What excuse did Adam give to his children as to why he no longer lived in Eden? A. Your mother ate us out of house and home. Q. Which servant of God was the most flagrant lawbreaker in the Bible? A. Moses. He broke all 10 commandments at once. Q. Which area of Palestine was especially wealthy? A. The area around Jordan. The banks were always overflowing. Q. Who is the greatest babysitter mentioned in the Bible? A. David He rocked Goliath to a very deep sleep. Q. Which Bible character had no parents? A. Joshua, son of Nun. Q. Why didn't they play cards on the Ark? A. Because Noah was standing on the deck.






• One year, a husband decided to buy his mother-in-law a cemetery plot as a Christmas gift. The next year, he didn't buy her a gift.When she asked him why, he replied, "Well, you still haven't used the gift I bought you last year!" And that's how the fight started..... • My wife walked into the den & asked "What's on the TV?" I replied "Dust". And that's how the fight started..... • A woman is standing nude, looking in the bedroom mirror. She is not happy with what she sees and says to her husband, 'I feel horrible; I look old, fat and ugly. I really need you to pay me a compliment.' The husband replies, 'Your eyesight's damn near perfect.' And that's how the fight started..... • My wife was hinting about what she wanted for our upcoming anniversary. She said, 'I want something shiny that goes from 0 to 200 in about 3 seconds.' I bought her a scale. And that's how the fight started..... Anesthetic A hillbilly was making his first visit to a hospital where his teenage son was about to have an operation. Watching the doctor's every move, he asked, "What's that?" The doctor explained, "This is an anesthetic. After he gets this he won't know a thing." "Save your time, Doc," exclaimed the man. "He don't know nothing now."


A lecturer when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked 'How heavy is this glass of water?' Answers called out ranged from 20g to 500g. The lecturer replied, 'The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long you try to hold it.. If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my right arm. If I hold it for a day, you'll have to call an ambulance. In each case, it's the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.' He continued, 'And that's the way it is with stress management. If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, As the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won't be able to carry on. ' 'As with the glass of water, You have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again.When we're refreshed, we can carry on with the burden. So, before you return home tonight, put the burden of work down. Don't carry it home. You can pick it up tomorrow. Whatever burdens you're carrying now, let them down for a moment if you can.' Here are some great ways of dealing with the burdens of life: * Accept that some days you're the pigeon, And some days you're the statue. * Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them. * Always wear stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it. * Drive carefully. It's not only cars that can be "Recalled" by their maker. * If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague. * If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it. * It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to be kind to others. * Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won't have a leg to stand on. * Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance. * Since it's the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late. * The second mouse gets the cheese. * When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane. * Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live. * You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person. * Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once. * We could learn a lot from crayons... Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box. *A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

As income tax time approaches, did you ever notice: When you put the two words 'The ' and 'IRS' together, it spells 'THEIRS'?















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Priceless Observations • Sometimes, when I look at my children, I say to myself, 'Lillian, you should have remained a virgin.' - Lillian Carter (mother of Jimmy Carter) • I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalog: - 'No good in a bed, but fine against a wall.' - Eleanor Roosevelt • Last week, I stated this woman was the ugliest woman I had ever seen. I have since been visited by her sister, and now wish to withdraw that statement. - Mark Twain • The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending; and to have the two as close together as possible. - George Burns • Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people only once a year. - Victor Borge • Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. - Mark Twain • By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher. - Socrates • I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury. - Groucho Marx

How to speak about Women and be politically correct... 1. She is not a 'BABE' or a 'CHICK' - She is a ' BREASTED AMERICAN.' 2. She is not 'EASY' - She is 'HORIZONTALLY ACCESSIBLE.' 3. She is not a 'DUMB BLONDE' - She is a 'LIGHT-HAIRED DETOUR OFF THE INFORMATION SUPERHIGHWAY. ' 4. She has not 'BEEN AROUND' - She is a 'PREVIOUSLYENJOYED COMPANION.' 5. She does not 'NAG' you - She becomes VERBALLY REPETITIVE.'

A child was asked to write a book report on the entire Bible. I wonder how often we take for granted that children understand what we are teaching??? Through the eyes of a child: The Children's Bible in a Nutshell In the beginning, which occurred near the start, there was nothing but God, darkness, and some gas. The Bible says, 'The Lord thy God is one, but I think He must be a lot older than that. Anyway, God said, 'Give me a light!' and someone did. Then God made the world. He split the Adam and made Eve. Adam and Eve were naked, but they weren't embarrassed because mirrors hadn't been invented yet. Adam and Eve disobeyed God by eating one bad apple, so they were driven from the Garden of Eden.....Not sure what they were driven in though, because they didn't have cars. Adam and Eve had a son, Cain, who hated his brother as long as he was Abel. Pretty soon all of the early people died off, except for Methuselah, who lived to be like a million or something. One of the next important people was Noah, who was a good guy, but one of his kids was kind of a Ham. Noah built a large boat and put his family and some animals on it. He asked some other people to join him, but they said they would have to take a rain check. After Noah came Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Jacob was more famous than his brother, Esau, because Esau sold Jacob his birthmark in exchange for some pot roast. Jacob had a son named Joseph who wore a really loud sports coat. Another important Bible guy is Moses, whose real name was Charlton Heston. Moses led the Israel Lights out of Egypt and away from the evil Pharaoh after God sent ten plagues on Pharaoh's people. These plagues included frogs, mice, lice, bowels, and no cable. God fed the Israel Lights every day with manicotti. Then

he gave them His Top Ten Commandments. These include: don't lie, cheat, smoke, dance, or covet your neighbor's stuff. Oh, yeah, I just thought of one more: Humor thy father and thy mother. One of Moses' best helpers was Joshua who was the first Bible guy to use spies. Joshua fought the battle of Geritol and the fence fell over on the town. After Joshua came David. He got to be king by killing a giant with a slingshot. He had a son named Solomon who had about 300 wives and 500 porcupines. My teacher says he was wise, but that doesn't sound very wise to me. After Solomon there were a bunch of major league prophets. One of these was Jonah, who was swallowed by a big whale and then barfed up on the shore. There were also some minor league prophets, but I guess we don't have to worry about them. After the Old Testament came the New Testament. Jesus is the star of The New. He was born in Bethlehem in a barn. (I wish I had been born in a barn too, because my mom is always saying to me, 'Close the door! Were you born in a barn?' It would be nice to say, 'As a matter of fact, I was.') During His life, Jesus had many arguments with sinners like the Pharisees and the Democrats. Jesus also had twelve opossums. The worst one was Judas Asparagus. Judas was so evil that they named a terrible vegetable after him. Jesus was a great man. He healed many leopards and even preached to some Germans on the Mount. But the Democrats and all those guys put Jesus on trial before Pontius the Pilot. Pilot didn't stick up for Jesus. He just washed his hands instead. Anyways, Jesus died for our sins, then came back to life again. He went up to Heaven but will be back at the end of the Aluminum. His return is foretold in the book of Revolution.

How to speak about Men and be politically correct... 1. He does not have a 'BEER GUT' - He has developed a 'LIQUID GRAIN STORAGE FACILITY.' 2. He is not a 'BAD DANCER' He is ' OVERLY CAUCASIAN.' 3. He does not 'GET LOST ALL THE TIME' - He ' INVESTIGATES ALTERNATIVE DESTINATIONS. ' 4. He is not 'BALDING' - He is in 'FOLLICLE REGRESSION.' 5. It's not his 'CRACK' you see hanging out of his pants It's'REAR CLEAVAGE.'

Financial Focus Edward Jones INVEST IN YOUR GOALS During difficult times in the financial markets, it can be hard to stay committed to investing. After all, if many of your investments have lost value, you might be tempted to just put your money under your mattress. But that’s not really a productive use of your funds, and it almost certainly won’t help you achieve your objectives. So instead of choosing the mattress route, try changing the way you look at your financial situation — by focusing more on your long-term goals and less on the day-to-day performance of your individual investments. In other words, you’re not only investing in “Investment A” — you’re investing for a comfortable retirement. And you’re not just putting money away in “Investment B” — you’re saving for your child’s college education. Once you realize that you are actually investing in these long-term goals, you may find it easier to cope with the ups and downs of investments A, B, C and all the others you own. Of course, this doesn’t mean you never have to adjust your portfolio, but if you are investing in your goals, and not just individual vehicles, you’ll find it easier to maintain the focus you need to employ suitable investment techniques.

What are some of these techniques? Consider the following: * Invest appropriately for your stage of life. The long and steep stock market decline of recent months has been especially painful for investors within a few years of retirement. Not only have these people sustained losses, but they also have only a limited amount of time in their working lives for their portfolios to recoup value. Unfortunately, to help pay for living expenses in retirement, they may eventually have to sell investments whose values are down. To avoid this problem, you will need an adequate amount of cash instruments and fixed-income investments available during your retirement. * Look for quality. Market downturns can hurt most types of investments, but quality stocks usually lose the least in value and recover the quickest. To find these quality stocks, look for companies with superior track records of performance, strong management teams and competitive products. Also, study the industry to which these firms belong. While past performance is not an indication of future results, some industries have better prospects for growth than others. * Buy and hold. After you’ve built a portfolio of quality investments, hold them until either

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your needs change or the investments’ fundamentals change. By purchasing quality investments, and holding them for the long term, you can help boost your chances for success while cutting down on the costs — both financial and strategic — associated with frequent buying and selling. * Maintain reasonable expectations. Back in the 1990s, many investors got used to average annual returns of 15 percent or more. But these returns were more of an aberration than a representative sample. For a variety of reasons, most investment experts foresee more modest returns in the near future. Once you accept this premise, you are far less likely to be disappointed with your own returns, and you will be less prone to make hasty decisions that may also prove to be bad ones. By following these suggestions, and by always remembering that the goals for which you are investing are more important than short-term investment returns, you can stay on track toward the future you’ve envisioned.

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FAST CASH CLASSIFIEDS 2 Murray Riding Lawn Mowers 12 Horsepower. $550.00 Call Dick For More Information 635-1601 Large Black Chanel Purse $99, Fur Coats: Gray $20, Black $25, Jeans & Toys, Junior Teen Girls. 613-1629 SPECIAL SERVICES DEERCREEK SERVICES $25 per hour: Bush hog, gardens & grading. Handyman services available Call 336-908-4490 or 616-0641 New: Toddler Dance - Ballet & Jazz Fridays 5-6. Dance for Women Friday 6-7 Eden School of Music & Dance 336-627-7311 Run what your business has to offer in the Fast Cash Classifieds! Play Guitar Quickly! Electric, Bass or Acoustic. Tuesday or Friday Eden School of Music & Dance 336-627-7311

APARTMENTS / HOMES FOR RENT OR SALE List your rental properties with Eden’s Own Journal Today! FOR SALE 1991 Henderson Moblie Home 2 Bedrooms - 1 Bathroom Large Back Deck AS IS 7,000.00 Call 932-9135 Already set-up on lot For Rent - 3BR Home $550 mo. Also a 2BR, 2Ba Home $450 mo. and a 2 Br, 1 Ba Home $400 mo. NO PETS - Call 336-623-4509 Don’t Pay Another Cent In Rent! FREE REPORTS! or call 336-613-1629. Leesa Amick, Realtor/Broker Allen Tate ITEMS FOR SALE FOR SALE Queen size, white wicker, tall headboard $85.00 If Interested, call 951-9014




All branches of the Rockingham County Public Library are offering free information on Swine Flu. Copies of information from the web site of the Centers for Disease Control are available at all library branches. Library staff has also created displays of books with information about preventing the spread of flu and other illnesses. The library’s web site,, features a link to information on the web site of the Centers for Disease Control. The library director’s blog features a discussion of library resources related to the flu.

CLASSIFIED ADS • FREE CLASSIFIED LINE ADVERTISEMENTS are a new special Community Service, run on a space available basis only. These ads may run in one publication and are limited to 2 per household per month. 15 words maximum. This free service was created to help readers dispose of everyday household items on occasion. Not included in the free category are: automobiles/recreation vehicles, animals for sale, businesses or business services including homebased business, lessons offered, help wanted or needed and services offered for pay ads, selling of firewood, hay bales or other farm equipment or produce, real estate, mobile homes, land or rental property ads (including For Sale By Owner), firearms, cemetery plots, personals, vehicles, etc. (no 900 numbers accepted) For all other classifieds there is a fee of $6 per issue for up to 20 words, and 25¢ per word thereafter. Photos/Logos add $5, Boxes: ad $3 ALL ADS WITH FEES MUST BE PAID BEFORE DEADLINE TO RUN IN NEXT ISSUE. Cash, Checks, Master Card & Visa accepted. If billing is required & accepted there will be a $1 charge billing charge added . Call 336-627-9234


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Play piano or keyboard quickly: Monday only classes. Beginners, Teens and Adults. Eden School of Music & Dance 336-613-1629 YARD SALES May 2 & 3 - 9am-5pm - Bethlehem Church Road - Signs will be posted

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Friends • Fun • Karaoke • Live Music

Sports Sunday - Widescreen TV Monday - $1.25 Beer All Day Tues. & Wed. - All Canned Beer $1.50 Thursday Night Karaoke by Karion Friday - Lady Members In Free until 9:30pm Fri. & Sat. - Live Music w/Area Bands Open 7 days a week. Hours: noon until 2am

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Listener Comments Swap Shop/Trading Post Regional Christian Programs

D.L. Tuttle Farm

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In 2008, we tested the following VOC’s (Volatile Organic Chemicals Analysis) as required for the operation of our Water Plant: 1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene, Cis-1, 2-Dichloroethylene, Dibromomethane, , Xylenes(Total), o-Dichlorobenzene, p- Dichlorobenzene, Vinyl-Chloride, 1,1Dichloroethylene, Trans-1,2,-Dichloroethylene, 1,2-Dichloroethane, 1,1,1-Trichloroethane, Carbon Tetrachloride, 1,2-Dichloropropane, Trichloroethylene, 1,1,2-Trichloroethane, Tetrachloroethylene, Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, Styrene. All of these chemicals were not detected or were less than the Required Reporting Limit (RRL) of 0.0005 mg/l in our testing. If any further information is desired regarding these VOC’s please contact Terry Shelton at the City of Eden Water Plant. In 2008, we tested for SOC’s (Pesticides and other Synthetic Organic Chemicals) as required monitoring perimeters for the operation of our Water Plant. The analysis was for Endrin, Lindane, Methoxychor, Toxaphene, Dalapon, Di(2-ethylhexyl)adipate, Oxamyl (vydate), Simazine, Picloram, Dinoseb, Hexachloro-cyclopentadiene, Carbofuran, Atrazine, Alachlor, Heptachlor, Heptachlor Epoxide, (2,4-D), (2,4,5-TP Silvex), Hexachlorobenzene, Di(2-ethlhexyl) phthalate, Benzen (a) pyrene, Pentachlorophenol, PCB’s, DBCP, Ethylene Dibromide (EDB), and Chlordane. All of these chemicals were not detected or were less the Required Reporting Limit (RRL) in our testing. If any further information is desired regarding these SOC’s please contact Terry Shelton at the City of Eden Water Plant. In 2008, we were required to participated in the EPA UCMR (Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Regulation) Program. Unregulated contaminants are those for which the EPA has not established drinking water standards. The purpose of unregulated contaminant monitoring is to assist the EPA

in determining the occurrence of unregulated contaminants in the drinking water and whether future regulation is warranted. The monitoring was for 2,4,5,-HHB, BDE100, BDE-153, BDE-47, BDE-99, Dimethoate, Terbufos Sulfone, 1,3dnitrobenzene, RDX, and TNT. All of these chemicals were not detected or were less the Below Quantitation Level (BQL) in our testing. If any further information is desired regarding these UMCR’s please contact Terry Shelton at the City of Eden Water Plant. Please visit the City of Eden website at ( for information about all City departments. For more information about your water visit the U.S. EPA Office of Water website at ( The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also has a website at ( that has information related to water resources, water conservation and public health. Also, the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Public Water Supply Section, has a website ( ndex.htm ) that provides complete and up-to-date information on water issues in our State. How can I get involved? You are invited to participate in our public forum and voice your concerns about your drinking water. Meetings of the Eden City Council are held on the third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. For more information contact: City of Eden Phone: 336-627-1009 Attn: Terry Shelton, Water Plant Superintendent Fax: 336-623-3933

191 Mebane Bridge Road E-mail: Eden, NC 27288-5346 Web Address: Is My Water System Secure? The Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 (Bioterrorism Act) required that the City of Eden as a Public Water Supply conduct a Vulnerability Assessment (VA) and prepare an Emergency Response Plan (ERP) update based on the findings of the assessment. The VA and the ERP have been completed. We are continuously making security and procedure improvements to protect the quality and the dependability of your water system. The Governor has a new water conservation website to update and inform citizens as to what they can do to help in drought situations: Water Conversation measures are an important first step in protecting our precious water supply and save you money by reducing your water bill. Here are some conservation tips: • Fix leaking indoor faucets, pipes, toilets, etc. • Install water saving devices in toilets, showers, and appliances • Replace old fixtures • Wash only full loads of laundry • Do not use the toilet for trash disposal • Take short showers • Do not let the water run while shaving or brushing teeth • Soak dishes before washing • Run the dishwasher only when full • Water the lawn and garden in the early morning or evening • Use mulch around plants and shrubs • Repair leaks in outdoor faucets and

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Eden YMCA - Summer Session – (June, July, August) – Registration 5/15-5/31/2009 Cheer and Tumble & Gymnastics Register Now: Summer Fun Camp for weekly sessions June 15 through August 21 Summer Y’s Up Club

The 2009 Dyer’s Boys High School Tennis Championship took place in April with the following results reported: #1 Singles 1st - Matthew Gilley of Morehead High School 2nd - Alex Cobb of McMichael High Scholl 3rd - Tyler Harris of Reidsville High School #2 Singles 1st - Stephen Ziglar of Morehead High School 2nd - Gavin Blakely of McMichael High School 3rd - Jordan Evans of Rockingham County High #3 Singles 1st - Josh Wall of McMichael High School 2nd - Chat Garrison of Rockingham County High 3rd Carl Holder of Reidsville High School #4 Singles 1st - Cody Clark of Morehead High School 2nd - Christopher Sholars of Rockingham County High 3rd - James Scheer of Reidsville High School #5 Singles 1st - Geoffrey Hailger of Reidsville High School 2nd - Chase Vernon of McMichael High School 3rd - Scho Bishopric of Morehead High School #6 Singles 1st - Jared Griggs of Rockingham County High 2nd - Patrick Donavant of Reidsville High School 3rd - Sam Hart of Morehead High School #1 Doubles 1st - Gilley/Ziglar of Morehead High School 2nd - Cobb/Wall of McMichael High School 3rd - Harris/Holder of Reidsville #2 Doubles 1st - Scheer/Haigler of Reidsville High School 2nd - Clark /Ellington of Morehead High School 3rd - Blakey/Lee of McMichael #3 Doubles 1st - Gentry/Donavant of Reidsville High School 2nd - Vernon/Stevens of McMichael High School 3rd - Lee/Griggs of Rockingham #7 Singles 1st - Jake McLamb of Reidsville High School 2nd - Hunter Watkins of McMichael High School 3rd - Cody Luckett of Reidsville High School #7 Singles Consolation Round 1st - Ryan Joyce of McMichael High School 2nd - Dorian Dillard of Morehead High School

SPORTS CAMPS Baseball Camp – June 22-26, 2009 (8:30-11:30 a.m.) Cost: $50 Member/$60 Non-member, Ages: 6-14 Basketball Camp – June 15-19, 2009 (8:30-11:30 a.m.) Cost: $50 Member/$60 Non-member, Ages: 6-14 Cheerleading Camp – June 22-26, 2009 (9 -11 a.m.) Cost $20 Member & Non-members, Ages: 4-12 Soccer Camp – June 29-July 3, 2009 (8:30-11:30 a.m.) Cost: $50 Member/$60 Non-member, Ages: 6-14 Tennis for the Younger Player - Session I – June 15-26, 2009, Session II – July 6-17, 2009 (10:00-11:00 a.m., Monday and Wednesday) $25, Members Only, Ages: K-2nd Grades

EDEN Y OFFERS SUMMER FUN CAMP & Y’S UP CLUB Your child can escape an ordinary summer and venture into a world especially designed to help kids grow in spirit, mind and body! The program allows an opportunity of learning new skills, meeting new friends and having fun in a Christian environment. Daily devotions and values education are key components to our camp’s spiritual emphasis. Our staff encourages respect for others, trust, honesty and selfconfidence. THEME WEEKS: Each week of Summer Fun Camp has a different theme with special activities related to the theme. Attend one week or all, just don’t miss the fun! Session 1 (June 15- June 19) Science Detectives’ Week Session 2 (June 22- June 26) Wacky Clothes Week Session 3 (June 29- July 3) Patriotic Week Session 4 (July 6- July 10) YMCA Idol Week Session 5 (July 13-July 17) Olympic Week Session 6 (July 20- July 24) Safari Week Session 7 (July 27- July 31) World Traveler Week Session 8 (August 3- August 7) Water Week Session 9 (August 10- August 14) Hero Week Session 10(August 17- August 21) Sports Week Summer Fun Camp TIME: 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday FEE: A $15.00 registration fee is due when registering and $60.00 for each week of camp (must be a YMCA member) AGES: Rising Kindergarteners through rising 5th grade SNACKS: will be provided each morning and afternoon Summer Y’s Up Club TIME: 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday North Carolina Inspection Station FEE: A $15.00 registration fee is due when registering and $40.00 Bumper To Bumper Auto Repair for each week of camp (must be a Donnie Curry, Master Technician YMCA member) AGES: Rising 6th through 8th grades SNACKS: 336-635-0543 1435 S. Feildcrest Rd. will be provided each morning Cell - 757-971-2466 Eden, N.C. 27288 and afternoon

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On Saturday, April 18, the Eden Family YMCA hosted a free community event to promote YMCA Healthy Kids® Day, the nation’s largest health day for children and families. The cooperation of community businesses, YMCA volunteers, and the attendance of approximately 300 children contributed to the successful day. Throughout this event, the Eden Family YMCA and its partners offered Eden residents the opportunity to take their minds off daily stresses, and instead have fun and focus on positive healthy activities.


The day began with a 5K Movement Team held exhibitions Benefit Run/Walk for Eden resi- throughout the morning. dent, Mike Carolina Elite, a Shropshire which competitive raised over $3000 EDEN FAMILIES cheer team, perfor the Liver for the ATTENDED A FREE formed Transplant candicrowd. The DAY OF ACTIVE children had the date and there are continuing dona- PLAY ENCOURAGING opportunity to tions being made. listen to inspiraHEALTHIER This race was foltional messages lowed by a oneby Buggles the LIVING mile Fun Run for c l o w n , the children on the linedance, parGreenway Trail. ticipate in a famLocal elementary school jump ily aerobic class, make craft prorope teams and Central’s jects and play on an inflatable

obstacle course and bounce house. Other activities included a fitness challenge offered by Ronald McDonald and fitness testing on the playground with

YMCA Fitness Director, Chris Carter. Many of the area’s emergency services teams were on site for the children. It was a terrific day for fun and fellowship!

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$59,900 $28,000 below tax value! 4 BEDROOM, 2 BATH This years Captain’s Choice Golf Tournament will mark the 17th Annual Boys & Girls Club Golf Tournament. It will be held at Meadow Greens on Stadium Drive on Wednesday, May 6th, 2009. Warmup and practice will take place from 11:30am - 1pm. At noon there will be a Bar-B-Q lunch and the shot gun start will be at 1pm sharp. Teams will be posted at the registration table. Gift certificates will be awarded for 1st prize ($500), 2nd ($200), and 3rd ($100). There will also be prizes awarded for closest to the pin n

Holes 2, 6, 15, & 17. For more information call Boyd Higgs at 627-1050, Amy Nally at 627-7960 or MCGG at 623-6381. Individual entry is $60 which includes the greens fee, golf cart, lunch, door prize chances and beverages (Refreshments will be available on the course) Fees are nonrefundable. Corporate sponsors for this fund raising event include Northstar Realty Co. llc, Piedmont Foot Center, Karastan, BB&T, Home Savings Bank, Sign Shop, Church Street Station,

EDEN REC. DEPT The Parks and Recreation Department will be offering several events at Freedom Park during the months of April and May 2009. There will be a Nations Baseball Tournament the weekend of May 2-3, an International Fast Pitch Tournament the weekend of May 9-10, a USSSA Baseball Tournament the weekend of May 16-17, a National Softball Association Tournament the weekend of May 23 – 24, and a USSSA Baseball Tournament May 30 - 31, 2009 at Freedom Park. The games will begin at 9:00

Morgan Mechanical, Scott and Stringfellow. The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Eden, at 1026 Harris Street, is to enable all young people , especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as caring, responsible, productive citizens. The club offers kids a place of their own. Open for boys and girls ages 6 -18 of all races, religions and cultures. All are welcome with a membership fee of only $40 per year, yet no child is ever turned away due to lack of funds.

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a.m. and will be scheduled through the day and evening. The teams participating in these tournaments will be from North Carolina and Virginia. The City of Eden will be hosting the 6th Annual Ribfest at Freedom Park on Saturday, May 9 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. There will be entertainment throughout the day, along with arts and craft vendors, and food vendors selling delicious ribs and others concession food items. The annual event will get underway at 10:00 a.m. with a performance by the Almost Country Band, Veronica Jones

will perform from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., followed by Radio Flyer from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. The event will conclude with a performance by the headliner Paradox from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. The event is free to the public and the City invites everyone to come out and enjoy Freedom Park during this wonderful Spring season. For more information on these events, please contact the City of Eden, Parks and Recreation Department at 336623-2110.




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blocks closed off with awesome show cars and trucks with hot cruising action. Our next Cruisein is Friday night, May 8th. Scheduled to appear, “Young At Heart” bluegrass band. Make plans now to be a part of it! If you have a question or comment pertaining to the Reidsville Downtown Cruise In event, please direct your email to us at or contact Diana Moran, RDC Coordinator, at 336.349.1045 or EZ Street Cruisers Car Club President, Robbin Miller at 336.349.8911. We would like to extend a “BIG THANK YOU” to our sponsor, Smith-Stokes, from all our downtown Reidsville merchants and EZ Street Cruisers Car Club for making this and ALL our Cruise Ins possible. Cruise on in to downtown Reidsville May 8th, 2009 from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm for our next scheduled cruise in event. See you there! No Rain Date…

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