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Local resident makes citizen’s arrest BY ELIOT DUKE Staff Writer
An Archdale man got more than he bargained for Tuesday when he tried to steal from a Thomasville company. According to a Davidson County Sheriff ’s Office press release, Joey Duane Eads, 27, of 6148 Mendenhall Place in Archdale, was in the process of stealing scrap metal from an outbuilding across the street
a neighbor who advised from Cox Transport & him that a white male Oil Company at 299 Gate was inside one of the outRoad when a concerned building across from his citizen intervened. A residence,” Sheriff Daman, who lives on Old vid Grice said. “He was Greensboro Road, spottold the suspect was in ted Eads going in and the center of three buildout of the buildings and ings for quite awhile.” approached the suspect. Eads Grice said that the man Once he realized a crime approached Eady, who was taking place, the man held Eads at gunpoint un- was piling up pieces of scrap metal, including aluminum til police arrived. “The man received a call from and copper, with a handgun.
The citizen, who Grice didn’t want to name, had a concealed weapon permit and managed to detain the suspect while waiting for deputies to arrive at the scene. “We certainly appreciate his bravery and assistance,” said Grice. “But we would advise people to take a more safe course of action, like just observe until we get there. If it got confrontational, and a situation arose to where deadly
Fire safety urged amid holiday season
force was needed for a misdemeanor larceny, that might not be good for the person. There are things someone can do like get a description of the vehicle and things of that nature rather than intervening.” Dean Cox, owner of Cox Transport & Oil company, said the same neighbor called his business and said someone was rummaging around in the
See ARREST, Page 4
Food drive offerings trickle in slowly
BY KARISSA MINN
BY KARISSA MINN
Lights, candles and cooking may make the holiday season festive, but without proper care, they also increase a family’s risk of a home fire. “Unattended cooking is the leading cause of U.S. home fires and home fire injuries, usually involving the stovetop,” said Dolly Hulin, fire and life safety director at Thomasville Fire Department. “We recommend that parents create a ‘kid-free zone’ at least three feet around the stove or any areas where hot food and drinks are prepared.” The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that people stay in the kitchen when frying, grilling or broiling food. When simmering, boiling, basting or roasting, check food
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TPD TOY DRIVE The Thomasville Police Department recently concluded its annual toy drive. The toy drive began in November and ended last week with the presentation of the toys to Cooperative Community Ministries, who will distribute the toys to local children. Members of the Thomasville Police Department and other city departments donated a variety of toys for all ages. The Police Department has led this drive for over 10 years and says it will continue to support this effort in helping the community. Front, from left are Officer Jeremy Rowe, Officer Brandon Widener, Lt. Raymond Widener, Officer Chet Jarrell (back) Officer Eric Taylor, Ann Williams, Sonja Crumbley, Sgt. Jason Baity and Cindy Pope.
This year, the Thomasville Times/Parks and Recreation Community Food Challenge needs the community’s help more than ever. The need is much greater than in recent years, but donations are off to a slow start. Only 1,800 items into the goal of 10,000, the Times encourages its readers to give anything they can to help serve local families. “We’ve seen a drop in the number of businesses signing up for the food drive this year, as well as the number of items each are able to collect,” Times Editor Lisa Wall said. “Our hope is to have a big push in donations these last few weeks to help these agencies serve families in need in our community.”
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Economy takes toll on donations BY ELIOT DUKE Staff Writer
Tough economic times not only affect how much people can give to their own families, it impacts the amount of money that is often donated to local organizations whose main purpose is helping those in need. So is the case for the High Point-Thomasville chapter of the American Red Cross. Over the past year, monetary donations are down considerably, forcing the nonprofit organization into making some difficult decisions. “I would say donations are down between 10 and 12 percent,” Bob Ziegler, executive
‘We are already on a cost-saving mode and have been for quite awhile.’ — Robert Ziegler High Point-Thomasville Chapter, American Red Cross director for the local chapter, said. “We’re already on a costsaving mode and have been for awhile.” One of those cost-saving measures involved the organization not filling two positions in the past year. Ziegler said
a staff member had to be laid off a year ago and another position left vacant has yet to be filled. Volunteers have stepped up and helped fill the void, and the nonprofit has had to look at other ways to save every dollar. “We’ve got a couple positions that we’re not filling for the time being,” said Ziegler. “We’ve changed some internal operations, like working with a cheaper copy machine. Every little thing we can find and do, we’re doing.” Due to lack of donations, Ziegler said the local Red Cross is having to dip into reserve funds to get by while op-
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Robert Ziegler, executive director of the High Point-Thomasville American Red Cross gives blood during the Holiday Blood Drive Tuesday.
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What’s happening? Habitat volunteers
Habitat For Humanity is seeking volunteers to help build decent and affordable homes in Thomasville. The work site is located at 814 Barnwell St. Work begins at 8 a.m. each Saturday and ends at noon. This Saturday’s work will include framing. No construction experience is necessary. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. For further information, contact Linda Berrier at 476-8570 or Butch Langfitt at 475-6843. For more information on Habitat for Humanity, visit www.habitat.org.
Loose leaf collection
The City of Thomasville currently is working to on Loose Leaf Collection. Please rake all leaves to the curb free of any debris (i.e. rocks, trash, limbs). If leaves are mixed with any debris, they will not be collected. Pursuant to solid waste code; section 66-4; leaves should be kept out of the street so as not to impede traffic flow.
Claxton fruit cakes
The Silver Valley Civitan Club has over 1,000 pounds Claxton Old Fashion Fruit Cake available for sale. The holiday treat may be obtained from any member, several local businesses or by calling Sales Manager Jerry Surratt at 472-1428. One and two pound cakes are available at $3.50 per pound. This is the 51st year that the Silver Valley club has sold Claxton Fruit Cake and now exceeds 73,000 pounds in total sales. Proceeds are used for numerous Civitan community service projecs including Project Santa Claus.
Start Safe — a fire and burn safety program for preschoolers and their families — is being offered to preschooler teachers to pass along to children in the classroom. Classes will be held Jan. 11, 13, 19 and 21 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. nightly at the Thomasville Fire Department headquarter, 7 E. Main St. Pre-registration is required by Dec. 30. The program is unique because it not only involves educating children about fire and burn safety, but encourages their parents to learn safety measures along with their child. The program covers easy-to-learn techniques such as Making a home safer, preventing burn injuries, using smoke alarms, making a home escape plan and how to get out of the home if there is a fire. The course can be integrated into any topic that may be discussed in a classroom. For more information, contact Dolly Hulin at 475-5545. Seating is limited to 15 per class. Three Child Care CEU Credit Hours will be awarded by the N.C. Division of Child Development.
Homiletics Conference United Cornerstone School of Divinity will hold its first Homiletics Conference on Friday at 1:30 p.m. with a theological luncheon and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday featuring Pastor P. Michael McNair of Emmanuel Baptist Church and Pastor Keith McDaniel of First Baptist Elon, NC. Other participating ministers will be Prof. Herbert Miller, Prof. Nicole Road and Dr. George B Jackson, president of United Cornerstone School of Divinity. Special emphasis will be placed on capturing the sermon idea, exegesis, historical analysis, Biblical interpretation and more. The event, which is free, will be held at Citadel of Faith Christian Fellowhip at 7 J.W. Thomas Way. For more information, call 476-7218 or (877) 33UCSOD or visit www.ucsod.com.
Blood pressure checks The Davidson County Department of Senior Services Senior Dynamics program offers free bi-monthly blood pressure checks. Visit the Lexington Senior Center at 106 Alma Owens Drive the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m.
and the last Friday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. to have your blood pressure checked. The blood pressure checks are being provided by CareSouth Home Care Professionals and Piedmont Home Care. For more information, please call the Senior Center 242-2290.
Gumtree spaghetti dinner Gumtree Fire and Rescue Auxiliary will sponsor a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010 from 4 to 7 p.m. The meal includes all you eat of salad, spaghetti, bread, dessert, tea and coffee. Adult dinner is $7, senior’s (age 65 and older) dinner is $6, and child’s dinner (12 and under) is $4. Hotdogs also will be available for $1. All takeout orders are $7. Extra dessert or bread is $1 each. The money will be used to puchase items needed by the firefighters and rescue squad members as they serve the area.
Fit and Strong classes Are you an older adult with arthritis? Do you have stiffness or pain in your lower back, hips, knees, ankles or feet? Not participating in exercise regularly, or have you NEVER exercised? If you answered YES to any of these questions, join Fit and Strong!. Fit and Strong! is an award-winning, evidence-based physical activity program developed by the University of Illinois at Chicago, Center for Research on Healthy Aging (CRHA) proven to benefit arthritis symptoms and promote an active lifestyle. Join the CHRA in partnership with the Davidson County Department of Senior Services Senior Dynamics program for this life-changing course. Classes will begin on Jan. 25 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm and will meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for a total of eight (8) weeks. Each class will consist of exercise and arthritis/exercise education and discussion. Fee for 8 week program is $5.00. All equipment will be provided. To register, please call the Lexington Senior Center at 242-2290. Advanced registration is required. Class size is limited, so sign up today! Deadline for registration is January 18.
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THS Class of 1962 Reunion
A reunion of the Thomasville High School Class of 1962 will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2010, at the Colonial Country Club in Thomasville. Organizers are looking for up-to-date addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses for classmates. For more information, contact Alice Ervin at 561-732-1521.
Old cell phone recycling
The Davidson County Department of Senior Services Senior Dynamics program and the Davidson County Solid Waste Management Department have partnered together to collect old cell phones for recycling. Please bring your unused cell phones to one of the following locations: Lexington or Thomasville Senior Centers, Davidson County landfill (drop off with the attendant at the scale house) or at any of the county’s box sites where you usually take your garbage and recyclables (place phones in the rechargeable battery box). The collected phones will either be refurbished and reused or recycled according to EPA standards. Help keep harmful materials out of landfills and support your local Senior Center. Please contact the Lexington Senior Center 242-2290 or the Thomasville Senior Center 474-2754 for additional information.
Senior Living postage donations needed
Senior Services knows seniors love the Senior Living Paper, and we enjoy bringing it to you each month. As interest grows, so does the mailing list and in return the cost of postage. Our goal is to keep the Senior Living a self-supporting newspaper, and the only way that we can do that is through support of its recipients. A suggested donation of $10 per year would help cover the annual cost of postage and help those who may be unable to contribute. Every donation is appreciated. Send your donations to Davidson County Senior Services, 106 Alma Owens Drive, Lexington, NC 27292.
Dec. 17, 2009
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FROM PAGE 1 FOOD From page 1
One of the organizations benefitting from the food drive is His Laboring Few Ministries, located at 812 Martin Luther King Drive in Thomasville. The group runs a food pantry every Saturday from 9 to 1, and it gives emergency care throughout the week. Robin St. John, with His Laboring Few, said that the number of families served has increased from 50 families in the summer to between 70 and 80 families currently. â€œThe numbers of people needing food, needing toys and needing clothes is increasing, and the number of people donating is decreasing,â€? St. John said. â€œThatâ€™s leaving us with a large deficit. The majority of the need
is for food.â€? The Community Food Challenge runs through Dec. 31. Donors can register by calling 888-3590, and they can drop off non-perishable items at the Thomasville Parks & Recreation Administration office at 1 E. Main St. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. â€œIâ€™ve been here almost 10 years, and Iâ€™ve never seen it get so hard to come by food,â€? St. John said. â€œBasically, we are just running out of everything ... It really means a lot for people to get out and give this year, as much as they can, because there are people out there that are really hungry â€” including children.â€? While many of the people His Laboring Few now serves are senior citizens, others are parents who have no way to support their children. Since
last fall, unemployment has grown dramatically nationwide, and many people are no longer eligible for government benefits. â€œWeâ€™re seeing people who have lost their jobs and canâ€™t find work, and they have looked everywhere,â€? St. John said. â€œItâ€™s not like people are just out here wanting food for free. Theyâ€™re actually trying.â€? St. John said that in the past, the Thomasville Times Community Food Challenge has helped His Laboring Few â€œimmensely,â€? because there is such a great need in the winter months. Only one other major food drive â€” run by the post office â€” benefits the organization, and it relies on smaller donations from churches during the rest of the year. â€œWe appreciate the Times and all the people
who take the time to go out and buy a can of food and donate it,â€? St. John said. â€œThey can know in their heart that they are actually making a difference in someoneâ€™s life â€” that somebody doesnâ€™t go to bed hungry tonight, because theyâ€™re making a difference. We appreciate that greatly.â€? St. John said that His Laboring Few also is trying to give toys to 300 children, but they still are in desperate need of donations toward that goal. The organization also is accepting donations to help feed about 3,800 people a hot Christmas dinner. The free dinner will be served at Carter Brothers Barbecue, 2305 North Main St. in High Point, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 25. â€œWe deliver many of those meals free to shut-ins and the elderly
Retired School Personnel, Central Wesleyan Church, City of Thomasville, Park Place Baptist Church (Friendship Class), Britthaven of Davidson, Rex Oil Company, Low-Sodium Connections, Thomasville City Schools staff and students, The High Point Enterprise, Theta Eta Zeta of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority and Vogue Beauty Salon.
â€” people who call and say theyâ€™re spending Thanksgiving or Christmas alone,â€? St. John said. â€œYou typically donâ€™t think about that.â€? For more information about His Laboring Few Ministries, call 475-2455. Other recipients of the food drive include Fairgrove Family Resource Center, Citadel of Faith Christian Fellowship and Cooperative Community Ministry. Food Drive participants this year include Thomasville/Archdale-Trinity Pediatrics, Thomasville
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erating in a deficit. From Sept. 1 to Nov. 15, the Red Cross was in a freeze as the United Way conducted its fundraising campaign, and hopes are that donations pick up in the beginning of next year. â€œWe have our major fundraising activities in the next two quarters, during spring and summer events,â€? Ziegler said. â€œThatâ€™s usually when we pull ourselves out of a hole. It will be a little nerve-racking next year, but Iâ€™m confident the people will support us and weâ€™ll end up fine.â€? Ziegler said the best indicator as to the organizationâ€™s finances is its direct mail campaign. All of those $10 and $100 checks are whatâ€™s down so far as the countryâ€™s recession continues. While the Red Crossâ€™ services are not usually economically driven, Ziegler said what has been on the increase is military emergency cases. With so many people having family members overseas, military families turn to the Red Cross for
ARREST From page 1 buildings, but he didnâ€™t feel the need to send anyone over to investigate. Cox said the buildings are old and set to be torn down. â€œ[The neighbor] called and said he saw someone over there, ad he knows us pretty well and knew that no one really goes over there,â€? Cox said. â€œI donâ€™t really know why anyone would want to break in over there. I donâ€™t really know what there is to take.â€? Eads was arrested and charged with two counts of breaking and entering and one count of attempted larceny. He was issued a $5,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 19. The citizen wasnâ€™t charged in the incident. Staff Writer Eliot Duke can be reached at 888-3578, or email@example.com.
emergency loans to pay bills. The Red Cross helps families fill out the paperwork and then front the money once a loan is approved. The money is eventually paid back to the Red Cross. â€œThat is due to the economy â€” military families having a tough times while a serviceman is stationed somewhere around the world,â€? said Ziegler. â€œMaybe the spouse becomes unemployed or thereâ€™s delay in the direct deposit of a check. They come to us and they need a loan from military relief. Usually we do two or three a year. Weâ€™ve done four in the past three weeks.â€? While monetary donations may be down, the same canâ€™t be said for blood donations. At Tuesdayâ€™s blood drive in High Point, considered one of the largest in the state, a total of 422 units of blood were donated, exceeding the Red Crossâ€™ goal of 375. The Red Cross will count on two major fundraising events in 2010. The Heroes of the Red Cross campaign begins in March and there will be a banquet in May. Anyone interested in donating money can call 885-9121 or log on to www.redcross.org.
SAFETY From page 1 regularly and use a timer. If there is a small grease fire, slide a lid over the pan, turn off the stovetop and leave the pan covered until it is completely cooled. For a small oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed. Hulin said that in the event of a cooking fire, family members should leave immediately, close the door behind them and call 911. If someone tries to fight the fire, the person should be sure that others are getting out and he or she has access to an exit. â€œDecember is the peak month for home candle fires,â€? Hulin said. â€œMore than half of all candle fires start when candles
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ents, we stop watering the tree, so itâ€™s drying out,â€? she said. â€œThatâ€™s the biggest hazard. If the tree dries out, the lights can cause a fire.â€? A stand for a fresh tree should hold at least one gallon of water, because a six-foot tree can use up to a gallon of water every two days, Hulin said. Artificial trees should be labeled as fire-retardant, according to the NFPA. Only use UL-approved lights on Christmas trees, and do not link more than three strands together. For more information about fire safety, view the fire departmentâ€™s presentation on Channel 13 or visit www.nfpa.org.
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are too close to things such as curtains or other holiday decorations. Make sure that if youâ€™re burning candles, keep them at least 12 inches away from anything that can burn, and remember to blow them out when you go to bed or leave the room.â€? The NFPA recommends using battery-operated flameless candles, which look and smell like real candles. When using traditional candles, use candleholders that are sturdy and wonâ€™t tip over. Never leave a child alone in a room with a burning candle. Lit candles should never be used to decorate Christmas trees, which Hulin said create another major fire hazard during the holiday season. â€œAs it gets right up to the day we unwrap pres-
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DAVID HARSANYI Syndicated Columnist In this country, even a global warming denialist with a carbon fetish and bad intentions has the right to see the inner workings of government. Or, at least, he should. When leaked e-mails recently exposed talk of manipulating scientific evidence on global warming, Kevin Trenberth, head of the Climate Analysis Section at The National Center for Atmospheric Research, argued that skeptics and other evildoers had cherry-picked and presented his comments out of context. To rectify this injustice, I sent Trenberth (and NCAR) a Freedom of Information Act request asking for his e-mail correspondences with other renowned climate scientists in an effort to help contextualize what they’ve been talking about. Surely the tragically uninformed among us could use some perspective on these innocuous comments by Trenberth: “We can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment, and it is a travesty that we can’t”; “we are (not) close to knowing where energy is going or whether clouds are changing to make the planet brighter.” Trenberth, lead author of the 1995, 2001 and 2007 assessments of climate change by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, obtains approximately 95 percent of his funding through the federal government, via the National Science Foundation. Well, soon after my request was fired off, I was informed by NCAR’s counsel that the organization is, in fact, not a federal agency — because its budget is laundered through the National Science Foundation — and thus is under no obligation to provide information to the public. “Why don’t you put all your e-mails online for everyone to see?” Trenberth helpfully suggested to me. “My e-mail is none of your business.” Now, generally, I would
agree. It’s every American citizen’s hallowed duty to mind his or her own freaking business — except in those rare instances when one of those citizens happens to be a taxpayer-funded eco-crusader utilizing his appointed station in life to promote policy that sticks its nose into the lives of every American. I’m afraid snarky columnizing, on the other hand, is not federally funded — at least not yet. In fact, Trenberth’s work is one reason the nation is moving toward rationed energy use via cap-and-trade legislation. His work is one reason the Environmental Protection Agency, through its endangerment findings on carbon emissions, can regulate industry by decree. It is Trenberth’s governmentfinanced science that drives public policy across this country. Yet Trenberth has less accountability to the public than the local parks department. He is not alone. The Competitive Enterprise Institute — one of those troglodytefunded, big-screen-televisionloving outfits — was forced to file three notices of intent to file suit against NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, demanding the organization provide documents and raw data that were requested under the Freedom of Information Act three years ago. Chris Horner, an attorney and senior fellow at CEI working on the NASA case, says of NCAR: “Without government, these jobs would not exist; that is a reasonable threshold test to determine whether documents should be available to the taxpayer.” Public confidence continues to fall on the global warming alarmism front. But if the evidence of coming tragedy is as incontrovertible as we’re told, taxpayers certainly should not have to beg those they pay to hand it over. At the very least, taxpayers should be able to hold government-funded scientific institutions to the same level of accountability to which they hold their local dog pounds.
The Democrats blinked VIEWPOINT
JOE CONASON Syndicated Columnist By bowing to Sen. Joseph Lieberman and his obstructive pals in both parties on health care reform, President Obama has confirmed what Republicans always say about Democrats: They simply aren’t strong enough to govern. Or at least the Democrats elected last year — and their colleagues in the Senate leadership — don’t seem to be. Their moment of truth came when Rahm Emanuel, the White House chief of staff and self-styled tough guy from Chicago, urged the Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, to strip out the most progressive aspects of the proposed health care reform bill in order to appease Lieberman. Unless the Connecticut senator got his way, he threatened to join a Republican filibuster — conniving with a political minority to kill reforms that a majority of Americans has wanted and needed for decades. Neither Emanuel nor his boss possesses the courage to call the bluff of the reform opponents and urge a victory
for that majority through the legislative process known as “reconciliation,” which allows the Senate leadership to stuff a sock in the mouth of the filibuster. Instead, they have surrendered to the same forces that want nothing more than to frustrate and ruin them. Not surprisingly, this spectacle of capitulation evokes disgust among many Democrats, surpassed only by the revulsion they feel as they gaze upon Lieberman’s self-satisfied grin. His inconsistency is designed not to achieve any principled outcome but to create turmoil in the legislative process. He now says, for instance, that Americans between 55 and 64 years old must not be permitted to purchase coverage under Medicare, as Senate Democrats wanted. But that is precisely what he endorsed when he ran for vice president with Al Gore in 2000, when he ran for president himself in 2004 and as recently as three months ago, when he gave an interview on health care reform to a newspaper in his home state. Back when he was running for re-election in 2006, he sought desperately to persuade Connecticut voters that he shared their progressive views despite his support for the Iraq war. “I’m saying to the people of Connecticut, I can do more for you and your families to get something done to make health care affordable, to get universal health insurance,” he proclaimed during a debate with challenger Ned Lamont.
“That’s what the Democratic Party is all about.” By now we know that he doesn’t really care what the Democratic Party is all about — especially when the issue is achieving reforms of health care that have been a central objective of Democrats throughout his lifetime. He is said to care much more about avenging his defeat by Democratic voters in the primary three years ago. But there is no need to speculate on his lowdown motives. Everyone knows he is a servant of the insurance and pharmaceutical industries that have always paid his campaign bills and sometimes maintained his spouse, Hadassah, on their payrolls, either directly or indirectly. He is aggressively eager to block legislation inimical to their interests. While observing the worst expressions of Lieberman’s character, the public has learned about the president’s defects, as well. Three years ago, Obama supported the Connecticut senator when few liberals would and then defended his senatorial privileges this year, even after he had endorsed and campaigned for John McCain and Sarah Palin in 2008. Now Lieberman has repaid those favors with spite — and that smart, tenacious, cool leader in the White House did nothing but flinch. Joe Conason writes for the New York Observer (www. observer.com). To find out more about Joe Conason, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com.
David Harsanyi is a columnist at The Denver Post and the author of “Nanny State.” Visit his Web site at www.DavidHarsanyi.com. To find out more about David Harsanyi and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com.
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Thomasville Lauryn Benton Herman Neal Ward, 65 Lexington Vernon D. Canady, 70 Buster Fritts, 75 Lindsay Arnel Hill, 80 Leo Brady Morrison, 69 Margaret Moses, 81 Other Areas Bruce Hedrick, 71 Judith Ann Kenney, 65
Lauryn Anise Benton, 19 days, daughter of Brandon Robert Benton and Brandi Elizabeth Deitz of 337 Daniel St. No. 7, died Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009, in Thomasville Medical Center. Benton was born Nov. 23, 2009, in Davidson County. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the J.C. Green and Sons Chapel with the Rev. Jessie Howard officiating. Interment will follow at the First Baptist Church cemetery in Denton. The family will be J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville from 6-8 p.m. Thursday and other times at the home. Online condolences may be sent to www.jcgreenandsons.com.
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LEXINGTON â€” Vernon Delano Canady, 70, of Sherwood Road in Lexington, died Monday, Dec. 14, 2009, at his home after declining health. Canady was born Aug. 1, 1939, in Rockingham County, to James Alvis Canady and Mary Williams Canady. He was retired from the Department of Motor Vehicles, where he was a driverâ€™s license supervisor for 42 years, and he was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Davidson Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Clyde Akers officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Memorial Park. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Davidson County or Freedom Missionary Baptist Church in Lexington. Online condolences may be made at www.davidsonfuneralhome.net.
LEXINGTON â€” Ray (Buster) Lafeyette Fritts Sr., 75, of Taylors Park
Bruce Hedrick DENTON â€” Edward Bruce Hedrick, 71, of Emmons Mine Road, Denton, died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at New Jerusalem United Church of Christ. The family will see friends from 6-8 p.m. today at Briggs Funeral Home.
ficiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Chandlerâ€™s Grove Baptist Church Landscape Fund, care of Nadine Fine, in New London.
Leo Brady Morrison LEXINGTON â€” Leo Brady Morrison, 69, of Texas Drive, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, at Hinkle Hospice House, following two years of declining health. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Davidson Funeral Home Lexington Chapel, with Preacher Clyde Akers officiating. Burial will follow in the Northside Baptist Church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home and other times at the home on Texas Drive. Memorials may be made to Hinkle Hospice House in Lexington. Online condolences may be made at www.davidsonfuneralhome.net.
Margaret Moses LEXINGTON â€” Margaret Ann Moses, 81, of Tyro School Road, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, at Lexington Health Care following an extended illness of one and a half years. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Forest Hill Memorial Park with the Rev. David Langley officiating. The family will receive friends at 320 Ed Rickard
Road. Online condolences may be made at www.davidsonfuneralhome.net.
Herman Neal Ward Herman Neal Ward, 65, a resident of 262 Boggs Road, died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009, at the Brian Center of Lexington. He was born on June 23, 1944, in Rutherfordton, to Roscoe Ward and Helen Bagwell Ward. He was a meat cutter for Johnsontown and Penningtonâ€™s Food Marts, as well as Wagnerâ€™s and Hermanâ€™s Mart. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Jan McClure. On Dec. 20, 1963, he married Patty (Pat) Sue Hill, who survives of the home. Also surviving is his mother, Helen Bagwell Shuler, of Lexington; a son, Jason Neal Ward, of California; a daughter, Tonya Renee Laxton, of Locust, N.C.; a brother, Jim Ward, of Thomasville; a sister, Mary Monson, of Lexington; grandchildren, Regis Lauren, Taryn Renee and Troy Glenn Laxton; and all his hunting and golfing buddies. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Davidson County in Lexington. Online condolences may be sent to www.jcgreenandsons.com. ***
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‘We did not play Ledford basketball tonight.’ — Scott Dalton
‘We picked up our pressure and intensity just a little bit more.’
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BY ZACH KEPLEY Sports Editor WALLBURG — The way the game played out for Ledford’s boys basketball team Tuesday against West Davidson, they may just count their blessings and forget the night ever existed. Ledford has been the story of the year so far, coming up with some huge nonconference wins early on. They got another one by holding off the Green Dragons 51-44, but the way they got it was not all that satisfying to head coach Scott Dalton. Building a 31-17 at the half, they looked nothing like one of the best teams in the county in the second half. Ledford never allowed West to get any closer than the final margin of victory, but their performance, if given a grade would have barely been passing. “I am not real pleased with anything tonight,” said Dalton. “West Davidson did a nice job of making us look bad, and I think we did a nice job of assisting with that. I am not worried about margin of victory — I am worried about how we play and we did not play Ledford basketball tonight. Mentally, we were not there. We had a couple of big wins last week and we may be a victim of our own success a little bit. Maybe we just thought we were a little better than we were.” Everything was on par in the first eight minutes
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Ledford’s Nathan Parks gets an unexpected visitor on his back under the basket as West Davidson’s Josh Burkhart attempted to block his shot. ACC BASKETBALL
Scheyer nets 36 as Blue Devils roll BY BRYAN STRICKLAND Durham Herald Sun Jon Scheyer poured in a career-high 36 points, while Dawkins scored 16 off the bench in his first game since the death of his sister in an automobile accident, as the Blue Devils dominated Gardner-Webb 113-68 at Cameron Indoor Stadium. “Jon’s performance was spectacular — to hit 36 points with 13 shots is about as good as you can get,” Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “I was really pleased with Andre, going through the week that he’s gone through, being away to deal with the tragic death of his sister. “I thought his performance was outstanding.” Scheyer and Dawkins
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had plenty of help, with four other players scoring in double digits as the No. 7 Blue Devils (8-1) put up their largest point total since scoring 121 against N.C. Central to open the 2007-08 season. Big men Miles Plumlee and Brian Zoubek scored 13 points apiece, while the team’s leading scorers on the season — Kyle Singler and Nolan Smith — added 11 apiece. Singler was questionable to play because of an ankle sprain but started the game, albeit slowly, not scoring until he hit a free throw at the 16:40 mark of the second half. Singler went on to score all of his points in roughly 10 minutes. On the other hand, Scheyer scored from start to finish. He had
gone 5-of-23 from 3-point range over his previous four games but hit all five of his 3-point attempts over the game’s first 15 minutes. The fifth one gave Duke a 41-22 lead after Gardner-Webb (3-5) had trailed just 17-16 after seven minutes. At the time of his fifth of his seven 3-pointers, Scheyer’s 22 points matched Gardner-Webb’s total and was more than his teammates combined. “I’ve been working real hard on my shot. The last 10 days since we haven’t had a game, it’s given us a lot of time to work on our individual games,” said Scheyer, who hit 7 of 9 3-pointers, all four of his two-pointers and all seven of his free throws. “I hadn’t been playing
really well, and it wasn’t just about my shot — I didn’t feel like I was playing as well as I could be. “Tonight, I was just excited to get out there and play because we haven’t played in a long time, and my stroke did feel real good.” Even though Scheyer put up the most points in a game by a Duke player since J.J. Redick in 2006, it wasn’t all about scoring. Scheyer also had nine assists and eight rebounds — joining Danny Ferry and Jim Spanarkel as the only Duke players to have at least 30 points, eight rebounds and eight assists in a game. And in the process, Scheyer became the first player in school history
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WALLBURG — Ledford girls basketball coach John Ralls has been around the game for a long time, but he has n e v e r quite had a season start the way this one has. The injury-ridRalls dled Lady Panthers have been working without several key contributors, and West Davidson tried its best to take advantage of that on Tuesday. In the end, though, the Lady Panthers still had too much firepower for the undersized Green Dragons, as Ledford coasted in the second half on its way to a 53-29 blowout. LHS has been without leading post player Carman Pericozzi for many games now, and three other players are out with injuries as well. All have taken a turn getting an MRI, and all Ralls can do is take it in stride. “We’re keeping the dadgum imaging center in business,” Ralls said with a smile. “It is just tough, but we have to go on and that is one of the reasons why you keep 14 players.” The upset-minded Dragons found themselves hanging with Ledford after one quarter, as Chelsea Sarver kept them close with six points over the first eight minutes as WDHS trailed 14-12. Ledford played poorly on defense, allowing West to drive the lane and shoot uncontested shots. West continued to hang with the Lady Panthers as Olivia Myers took her turn at being the leader in the second quarter. Her two 3-pointers erased a six point lead, as the game became tied up at 20-all. That was all Ledford needed to see, as the lack-
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Molly Saintsing (right) tries to get a rebound away from a West player on Tuesday.
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ATHLETE OF MONTH Kevin White (left), financial advisor with Edward Jones in Thomasville, and John Ralls, basketball coach at Ledford High School, present the Student Athlete of the Month award to Taylar Ballard. Ballard, a senior, excels in basketball and volleyball while maintaining a 3.5 GPA. She is the daughter of Ronnie and Tammy Ballard of Wallburg. This award is presented by Edward Jones to a student at one of the Lexington City, Thomasville City or Davidson County high schools for balanced participation in academics and athletics.
RUN From page 7 luster defense they had played for 13 minutes changed over into an energized, smothering one over the final three minutes of the half. West could not find room to shoot and Ledford started hitting more shots on their end of the floor. Brooke Baldwin rebounded a missed free throw and put it back in, then Stevi Williams had a layup 15 seconds later to ignite a 13-0 run. It all ended at the buzzer as Chelsea Freeman hoisted up a quick turnaround jumper that somehow found its way into the basket. “We got in the passing lanes and got some tips and deflections, got a couple easy baskets and were able to relax a bit,” said Ralls. “We picked up our pressure and intensity just a little bit more. “We did a good job of limiting looks and we did not give them a lot of second chance points.” Ledford’s defense had more in store for the second half, limiting West to a single basket, outscoring them 13-2 in the third quarter. Megan Surles scored two buckets for LHS before Myers knocked in a jumper for the Green Dragons. It was all black and white from there, as Williams scored four points, Molly Saintsing scored on a turnaround and Taylor Parks tossed in a 3-pointer to build a 46-22 advantage. That would be the end of what turned out to be a 26-2 stretch going back to the three minute mark of the second quarter. Williams finished with 14 points and Freeman 10. Myers tallied 10 points for West. Pericozzi may be back in time for the New-
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to rack up at least 1,500 points, 400 rebounds, 250 assists, 200 3-pointers and 150 steals. “Even as many as points as he was scoring, it still felt like we were scoring and not just he was scoring,” Krzyzewski said. None of Scheyer’s assists went to Dawkins, but his teammates have provided him with invaluable assistance since Duke’s most recent game. Dawkins’ sister, Lacey, was killed in a car accident on Dec. 5 on her way to watch Duke’s last game before exam break, a victory over St. John’s. His mother, Tamara Hill, was injured in the wreck, though Dawkins said Tuesday that her injuries were minor enough that she was released from the hospital the day of the accident. Dawkins went home to deal with the tragedy, then returned to school Saturday along with Krzyzewski and assistant coach Nate James,
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who attended the funeral in Charleston, W.Va., along with athletic director Kevin White. “I really appreciate all the support from the fans and alumni,” Dawkins said. “Even [UNC] coach Roy Williams sent some flowers. I just appreciate all of that. “I didn’t think it was tough to focus. Once I got in here and it was so intense, you don’t have any choice but to focus. It was easy to focus on basketball.” Dawkins welcomed a step back toward normalcy, as did his teammates. The Blue Devils actually looked even better than normal, something they hope to continue when they face No. 15 Gonzaga on Saturday at Madison Square Garden. “I was pleased coming off this break with the enthusiasm and some of the sharpness that we had offensively,” Krzyzewski said. “In the time that we have had to practice, we’ve been working on a little bit more offense than defense to get in a better flow. “I thought we had that.”
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SPORTS AREA SPORTS BRIEFS WRESTLING Golden Eagles win close match East Davidson edged out Chatham Central on the road Tuesday evening with a 40-34 nonconference win. Winners for the Golden Eagles were Dylan Wilder, Jamar Harrington, Blake Small, Zach Brubaker, Asa Bohanan, Devin Nelson, Alan Godbolt and Josh White. East is 4-6 on the year.
Two place for East Devin Nelson finished second at 160 and Zach Brubaker third at 130 in the Piedmont Tournament over the weekend. East Davidson finished 11th as a team.
BASKETBALL Grimsleyâ€™s 30 leads East Haley Grimsley caught fire for 30
points Wednesday evening at home as East Davidson defeated 4-A county rival North Davidson 69-56. Grimsley also added six steals with Candace Fox adding 15 points and four steals, Taylor Hallman 13 points and Taylor Alexander 10 rebounds. East began the game on a 17-2 run to knock back the Black Knights. East improves to 7-1 and will host Ledford on Friday.
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Haley Grimsley torched the nets for 22 points to lead East Davidson past Wheatmore 64-49 on Tuesday. Grimsley also had five rebounds and four steals.
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Ledford guard Steven Fuquay takes a peek under the arm of West Davidson’s Michael Baynard while driving towards the baseline Tuesday evening in Wallburg.
HAPPY From page 7 as Ledford established itself in the post, and did all of its scoring inside the 3-point line. West took its only lead at 21, then held on for their lives getting blitzed 11-0 over a three minute span. Nathan Parks completed a three-point play to put LHS up 17-7 after one. Ledford continued to lead by 10 with 1:34 to play in the second quarter, and would lead by 14 at intermission as Dylan Smith scored a pair of buckets and Daniel Lawson tallied two on a putback. Everything seemed to still be running smoothly as a 6-0 run midway
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through the third kept the Panthers up by a 4125 score with Will Essick manning the paint scoring 10 of his 16 points on the night. The Ledford players must have felt that was all they had to do. West denied the Panthers a chance to coast home, putting forth a valiant effort that would ultimately come up seven points short. “We have to be ready to play every night,” said Dalton. “We are good enough to beat anybody we play, but we are also capable of getting beat on any night and we have to understand that.” Smith added 13 points for the Panthers who will host Trinity tonight in a nonconference tilt.
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Bake Up Some Fun! Rookie Cookie has been combing through her recipe box for some holiday cookie recipes and baking tips to share with you. Your sweet treats will not only be delicious, but theyâ€™ll also make great gifts that you can have fun creating. Cut out your favorite recipes and save them to make every year. Donâ€™t forget to ask an adult to help you with your baking.
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Berry Tasty Oatmeal Cookies Youâ€™ll need:
s CUP BUTTER SOFTENED s CUP WHITE SUGAR s CUP PACKED BROWN SUGAR s EGGS s TEASPOON VANILLA EXTRACT s CUPS ALL PURPOSE FLOUR s TEASPOON BAKING SODA
s TEASPOON SALT s 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon s CUPS QUICK COOKING OATS s CUP DRIED CRANBERRIES
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Orange Muffin Cookies Youâ€™ll need:
s 2/3 cup butter s CUP SUGAR s TABLESPOONS BROWN SUGAR s EGGS s CUPS ALL PURPOSE FLOUR s 1/2 teaspoons salt
s TEASPOONS baking powder s TEASPOON NUTMEG s JUICE OF MEDIUM ORANGE s GRATED PEEL OF ORANGE
1. In a medium bowl, cream together butter and sugars. 2. Mix in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla. 3. Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a separate bowl. Add to the creamed mixture and stir well. 4. Add oats and cranberries. Mix well. 5. Cover bowl and let it chill in refrigerator for at least one hour. 6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease 2 cookie sheets. 7. Roll the dough into walnut-sized balls and place them 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Flatten each cookie with a large fork dipped in sugar. 8. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Makes 36 cookies.
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1. Cream together butter and sugars in a medium bowl. Beat in eggs. 2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder and nutmeg. Add to creamed mixture and mix well. 3TIR IN ORANGE JUICE AND PEEL MIXING WELL #HILL FOR AT LEAST hour. 4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 5. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Press balls with a fork until slightly flattened. 6. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Makes 2 dozen.
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Meet Deana Carter
Rookieâ€™s Baking Hints
Deana Carter is a singer with several CDs, including â€œFather Christmas.â€? She is also one of the performers in the new CD â€œA Family Christmas.â€? 3HE GOT HER FIRST BIG BREAK WHEN SINGER 7ILLIE Nelson heard one of her demo tapes. He invited her to be in the 1994 Farm Aid VII concert. She was the only female soloist in the show. After this show, she signed with a record company. Deana was born in Nashville, Tenn. Her father is the well-known guitarist Fred Carter Jr. Deana also plays the guitar, as well as drums and keyboard. Deana has been a spokesperson for the National Kidney Foundation, a charity close to her heart. Her fatherâ€™s life was saved when he received a kidney transplant. Her other causes include AIDS and animal welfare.
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