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he Hero with a Thousand Faces (first published in 1949) is a work of comparative mythology by Joseph Campbell, in which the author discusses his theory of the mythological structure of the journey of the archetypal hero found in world myths. Since the publication of The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Campbell’s theory has been consciously applied by a wide variety of modern writers and artists. Filmmaker George Lucas acknowledged Campbell’s theory in mythology, and its influence on the Star Wars films. The Joseph Campbell Foundation and New World Library issued a new edition of The Hero with a Thousand Faces in July 2008 as part of the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell series of books, audio and video recordings. In 2011, Time placed the book in its list of the 100 best and most influential books written in English since the magazine was founded in 1923.

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In laying out the monomyth, Campbell describes a number of stages or steps along this journey. “The hero’s adventure” begins in the ordinary world. He must depart from the ordinary world, when he receives a call to adventure. With the help of a mentor, the hero will cross a guarded threshold, leading him to a supernatural world, where familiar laws and order do not apply. There, the hero will embark on a road of trials, where he is tested along the way. The archetypal hero is sometimes assisted by allies. As the hero faces the ordeal, he encounters the greatest challenge of the journey. Upon rising to the challenge, the hero will receive a reward, or boon. Campbell’s theory of the monomyth continues with the inclusion of a metaphorical death and resurrection. The hero must then decide to return with this boon to the ordinary world. The hero then faces more trials on the road back. Upon the hero’s return, the boon or gift may be used to improve the hero’s ordinary world, in what Campbell calls, the application of the boon.

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Chowanoke Native American History

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any people are unaware that certain U.S. Navy ships are named after American Indian Tribes. Ship naming conventions were established in the 1800’s by Congress in Title 13, Chapter 6 of the United States Code and allow the Secretary of the Navy to name the Navy’s vessels following certain rules. Specifically, ocean fleet tugs and harbor tugs are named after American Indian tribes and the highest honor a Secretary of the Navy can bestow is in the naming of a ship. With that being said, few know that a US Navy ATF ship was named after the Chowanoc (Chowanoke) Tribe. Of the many possible Tribal names considered, the USS Chowanoc (ATF-100) was part of the Abnaki Class of Ocean Fleet Tugs that consisted of twenty-two ships. Fleet Ocean Tugs are used to tow ships, perform rescue missions, clean up ocean oil spills and conduct various other naval exercises or missions. The USS Chowanoc was commissioned in 1944 and was used extensively during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. It earned the Navy Unit Commendation for service in Salvage, Fire Fighting, and Rescue Unit in Philippine Islands, four battle stars for its services during World War II, one battle star during the Korean War, and seven campaign stars during Vietnam War. The USS Chowanoc was decommissioned in 1977 and sold to Ecuador. The other Ocean Fleet Tugs in the Abnaki Class were likewise decommissioned and most were sold to various countries in South America, with a couple remaining stateside or lost. The Abnaki Class of Ocean Fleet Tugs have since been succeeded by the Powhatan Class of Ocean Fleets Tugs, which consisted only of seven ships. Only four are currently active.

Duvonya, a Chowanoke descendant, is President of Roanoke-Chowan Native American Association, a non-profit organization whose mission is to help American Indians in Northeastern NC and Southeastern VA. In partnership with another Chowanoke descendant, she is currently developing the historic Chowanoke Reservation in Gates County for Tribal descendants to hold cultural events

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Beef Stew and Dumplings he boys loved the beef stew Grandma Swain T made. She made her own biscuit dough until canned dough became readily available. It was one of the few shortcuts she took.

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Can of ready made biscuit dough 1 onion chopped 1 clove garlic - crushed Beef Stew Meat cut in cubes (leftover roast works good) 2 cups water or beef stock 1-2 tbs of plain flour (depending on how thick you like your gravy) Vegetables (Carrots, Celery, Okra, Turnip or potatos cubed, be creative, whatever your family likes) 2 Tablespoons butter

Fry onion and garlic in the butter then add the cubed beef. Next add the vegetables and water or stock. Mix the flour into a paste with a little cold water, and add to the pan and simmer for 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and leave to cool. Fill with the beef and vegetables in a glass baking dish and then drape the biscuit dough over it. Cook at 350 for 35-45 minutes until the tops of the biscuits are golden.

FINANCIAL FOCUS Can You Improve Your Relationship with Money?

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n your life, you will have all sorts of relationships – with your family, your friends, your co-workers, and even with civic groups and charitable organizations you support. But have you ever considered another key relationship – the one you have with money? Of course, this type of relationship has several aspects, such as saving, spending and investing. And your fellow Americans clearly face some challenges in these areas. For example, in a recent survey by financial services firm Edward Jones, only 21% of respondents reported that they feel happy when thinking about saving money, while 92% said they see room for improvement in their financial health. Yet only one in four plan to improve their spending habits. Furthermore, just 26% said retirement was a top savings priority. If you share some of these concerns, what should you do? Here are a few suggestions: • Identify your money-related emotions. Try to recognize the emotions you feel in connection with saving and investing. Do you get nervous about spending? Does putting away money for the future give you satisfaction or not? Do you worry that you don’t know how much you should be investing, or whether you’re investing in the right way? Clearly, these types of questions can cause some anxiety – and, even more importantly, they may lead you to make poor decisions. Emotions are obviously closely tied to money – but they really should not play a big role in your spending, saving and investing choices. • Develop a financial strategy. By developing a sound financial strategy, you can reduce money-related stress and help yourself feel empowered as you look to the future. A comprehensive strategy can help you identify your goals – a down payment on a new home, college for your children, a comfortable retirement, and so on – and identify a

Submitted by Chuck O’Keefe Chuck.O’Keefe@edwardjones.com path toward reaching them. Your financial strategy should incorporate a variety of factors, including your age, risk tolerance, income level, family situation and more. Here’s the key point: By creating a longterm strategy and sticking to it, you’ll be far less likely to overreact to events such as market downturns and less inclined to give in to impulses such as “spur of the moment” costly purchases. And without such a strategy, you will almost certainly have less chance of achieving your important goals. • Get an “accountability partner.” Your relationship with money doesn’t have to be monogamous – you can get help from an “accountability partner.” Too many people keep their financial concerns and plans to themselves, not even sharing them with their partners or other family members. But by being open about your finances to your loved ones, you can not only avoid misplaced expectations but also enlist the help of someone who may be able to help keep you on track toward your short- and long-term goals. But you may also benefit from the help of a financial professional – someone with the perspective, experience and skills necessary to help you make the right moves. Like all successful relationships, the one you have with money requires work. But you’ll find it’s worth the effort. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

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Orthodox Christianity

by Fr Jonathan Tobias, MDiv, MSEd

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Orthodoxy and Politics

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t’s hard to put the Orthodox Church on a political spectrum. If asked whether Orthodoxy is Republican or Democrat, Conservative or Liberal, an Orthodox Christian would (or should) say “None of these.” To be sure, the Orthodox Church has always taught what is commonly called “traditional morality.” This includes a high view of family life; sex within a heterosexual marriage; rejection of abortion and euthanasia. It is lamentable that these traditional affirmations are often taken as a “rightwing” affiliation, and that Orthodoxy — just because it is traditional — is lumped in with partisan politics. This is not the case, mainly because there is a lot of Orthodox traditional morality that cannot fit nicely into a partisan agenda. From the time of the Lord’s ministry upon the earth, the Church has always held to the standard “Put not your trust in mortal princes” (Psalm 146.3). It has always criticized politics for its tendency toward empty words, economic injustice, and oppression of the weak and the poor. The Orthodox Church has always waved the banner of protecting humanity and the earth. St Gregory of Nyssa, writing in the fourth century, condemned slavery outright: “… if God does not enslave what is free, who is he that sets his own power above God’s?” It is because of this old Christian tradition of human dignity that the Orthodox Archbishop Iakovos

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joined with Martin Luther King in the Selma March in 1965 — one of the few white leaders who participated. Gregory, along with many other Fathers of the Church, also condemned “usury,” which is the charging of interest. And thus, the Church has never signed on to an economics based on centralized industrial profit-making. St John Chrysostom, later in the fourth century, was never shy about denouncing the Emperor and Empress for their failure to take care of the poor — sometimes to their face while sitting in the balcony of the Cathedral of the Holy Wisdom in Constantinople. He was frog-marched across modern-day Turkey for his behavior, and died of exhaustion along the way. Such facts, indeed, do not fit within the simplistic labels of modern politics. That is a good thing, actually. The Orthodox Church is “traditional,” certainly: but it is neither Republican nor Democrat, Conservative or Liberal, rightwing or leftwing just because Orthodoxy witnesses to the whole Christian Tradition, not just part of it.

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ike many misunderstood native plants, some are maligned for seemingly having no redemptive value to humans. This is often the case for milkweed. Many people are aware that the larvae of Monarch butterflies feed specifically on the milkweed plant as their sole source of nutrition. Some naturelovers plant milkweed plots to bolster butterfly food resources. Unfortunately, and in some cases, for good reason, the presence of milkweed plant is unwelcome because it impinges upon farming practices. After all, isn’t that what “weeds” do? It may come as a surprise that parts and stages of milkweed are edible by humans. As always, positive identification is required so as not to be confused with the similar-looking toxic dogbane and proper preparation is required to minimize any adverse effects. The tender young shoots and pods can be prepared as boiled or sautéed once properly leeched. The silk extracted from the pods has a cheese-like texture useful as a binder in casseroles. Native Americans used milkweed as a dietary supplement, much as we use green peppers, and even extracted a mild sweetener from the plant. Probably more importantly, they derived medicinal uses for ailments ranging from warts to fever, stomach and lung conditions. The milkweed genus name Asclepias is a nod to the Greek god of medicine, Asclepius. In order to gain absolute certainty of the variety of your milkweed plant, the best way is to plant seeds from a known source and type. I am actively seeking any seeds that may be available for chocolate milkweed.

Myth 3: With the right pet breed, allergy problems go away. Not true. All cat or dog breeds produce dander. However, some breeds are believed to be better for allergy sufferers than other breeds. Typically the best breeds are those that shed the least fur and/or are the most frequently bathed. Also, smaller dogs produce less saliva than do bigger dogs.

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ebruary is Macular Degeneration Awareness Month. Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss, affecting more than 10 million Americans – more than cataracts and glaucoma combined. At present, Macular Degeneration is considered an incurable eye disease. Macular Degeneration is caused by the deterioration of the central portion of the retina, the inside back layer of the eye that records the images we see and sends them via the optic nerve from the eye to the brain. The retina’s central portion, known as the macula, is responsible for focusing central vision in the eye, and it controls our ability to read, drive a car, recognize faces or colors, and see objects in fine detail. Macular Degeneration As part of our month-long focus on healthy aging, we’re sharing some information about how a healthy diet promotes more than just healthy living. While it should come as no surprise that the foods you eat have a direct impact on the health of your eyes, do you know what foods you should be eating for good eye health? Here’s a hint, it’s not just carrots! We’ve created a list of several foods that have the best benefit for your eyes so you can plan better meals for you and your family. Leafy Greens: Collards are a southern tradition, but they’re also a source of Lutein and Zeaxathin, two key antioxidants that may help prevent the age-related eye diseases, macular degeneration and cataracts. Other leafy greens are rich sources of theses antioxidants as well. So the next time you’re at the farmer’s market, be sure to stock up on plenty of kale, spinach, romaine lettuce, turnip greens, and more. Oranges, Grapefruit Juice, Broccoli, Etc.: We all know that vitamin C helps boost our immune system, but it can also help protect against cataracts and macular degeneration. Oranges and orange juice are loaded with vitamin C, and Grapefruit Juice, while not as potent as oranges, still pack a strong punch. In fact, there are tons of fruits and veggies full of this powerful

vitamin. The more you add into your diet, the better chance you have in avoiding those age-related eye diseases. Fish: Fish are chalk-full of essential fatty acids (or amino acids) that are the building blocks of good muscle growth. But those fatty acids also play a key role in the continued development of your eyes. They help with things like retinal function and can even protect against dry eye. Not every fish has the same benefit, so make sure you’re loading up on salmon, tuna, and mackerel at the market. Almonds and Other Nuts: Nuts are loaded with vitamin E, which protects your eye from the slow deterioration of your sight from diseases like cataracts and macular degeneration. In fact, almonds are so packed with vitamin E, that one ounce can account for almost 1/3 of your daily recommended intake. In addition to their high vitamin E content, almonds and nuts make a great nutritious snack during the day. They can stave off those hunger cravings without leaving you feel groggy around 3 o’clock. Any physician or dietitian will tell you to make these foods part of your regular diet, as they are essential to maintaining a good overall health. But most folks aren’t aware of the benefits they offer to your eyes as well. Many of the same nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants that improve our overall health have a similar benefit for our eyes. Knowing which foods will give you the biggest benefits is essential to making sure you can avoid many age-related eye disease, such as cataracts and macular degeneration. So the next time you visit your local farmers market or head to the grocery store, make sure to load up on the foods in this list to keep seeing everything life has to offer for years to come. To learn more about what foods can help you, and to test yourself for cataracts, macular degeneration and other age-related eye diseases, contact us, AECPEC, today at 1-800-755-7535 and let us show you what we have been missing!

I N S P I R AT I O N

In Him I Am

by Ron Ben-Dov Copyright all rights reserved

How do you answer, When you are asked How are you doing? Do you complain, All mealy mouthed? Spouting all the minutiae, The minor problems; The ones you think you have; Or do you break out in praise; Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, Praising the, Lord God, Almighty For I am blessed and highly favored; Saved by the blood of Jesus, The mighty blood of Jesus, And in Him, I am.

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The author was born in Telaviv, Israel - In 2008 a life changing event occurred and the flow of faith based poetry has run ever since. Author of the following books: Faith Based Poetry Inspiration by God, Perspiration by Ron Inspiration by God, More Perspiration by Ron Inspiration by God, Even More Perspiration by Ron Inspiration by God, Perspiration by Ron, Volume IV Inspiration by God, Perspiration by Ron, Volume V Inspiration by God, Perspiration by Ron, Volume VI Inspiration by God, Perspiration by Ron, Volume VII

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February 2020


“Let Them Eat Whole Foods”: The Appalling Elitism of Dollar Store Bans February 2020 by: Dr. Laura Williams

ECONOMICS

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Reprinted with permission from fee.org

What’s really driving dollar-store bans? Could it be a simple lack of empathy?

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hould city governments dictate where you can shop for food? If your neighbors see a need for a store, and happily patronize it, should outsiders shut down that option? These are the battle lines of the emerging movement against dollar stores. Tulsa, Oklahoma, Mesquite, Texas, Dekalb County, Georgia, New Orleans, Louisiana, and other municipalities nationwide are trying to limit the number of dollar stores that can serve their population. The people who actually shop at dollar stores love them. The most frequent customers are seniors on fixed incomes, cash-strapped students, and busy parents. If you don’t have a car or access to public transit, there’s probably one within five miles of your house. If you drive, there’s a dollar store on your way to just about anywhere. In a compact space, dollar stores stock household staples like toothpaste, toilet paper, soap, and pet supplies at rockbottom prices. Only Dollar Tree still prices all its goods at $1, but Family Dollar and Dollar General might have 10,000 products for that price, and reasonable deals on $2-$10 goods. It’s a place where almost anyone on any budget can splurge a little on treating themselves. Sixty-two percent of adults surveyed by brand intelligence firm Morning Consult say Dollar Tree “has a positive effect on my community” (compared to 51 percent for Starbucks and 59 percent for Target). People who can afford more choices—driving out to a big-box store, buying in bulk, ordering online, patronizing a farmer’s market—simply can’t see the perspective of someone for whom the dollar store is the most practical option. Relatively wealthy dollar store detractors exhibit the obliviousness of an out-of-touch aristocracy. According to legend, Marie Antoinette, queen of France, when told that her subjects were going hungry for want of bread, responded blithely, “Let them eat cake.” Now, politicians and middle-class activists seek to ban sources of $1 bread with an unspoken, “Let them eat Whole Foods.”

“Terrible food...and such small portions!”

Opponents of dollar stores often contradict each other or even themselves. Critics objected when suburban growth sent stores running for whiter, more affluent suburbs. But dollar stores’ explicit attempts to reverse this trend—to set up affordable retail options in poorer, underserved neighborhoods—are somehow also the target of scorn. You’ll also hear critics claim dollar stores engage in “predatory” behavior by offering prices that are simultaneously too low (undercutting potential competitors) and also too high (as compared to a per-unit cost at the Costco 15 miles away).

Haters complain retail jobs offered by dollar stores are “low quality and low-wage” but also that dollar stores don’t create enough of these low-quality, undesirable jobs. One is reminded of the Woody Allen line complaining about a restaurant’s “terrible food...and such small portions!” A Tulsa councilwoman begrudgingly confirmed that dollar retailers offer essentials like toothpaste and school supplies, bread and eggs, in areas where supermarkets “have consistently failed.” Why this is condemnable, rather than laudable, she does not explain. With backward economic thinking, CNN claimed dollar stores “limit poor communities’ access to healthy food,” blaming low-cost retailers for the gaps they try to fill. Bans on walkable, ultra-affordable stores do nothing to increase the availability of fresh food; they merely stamp out the only existing option.

A Failure to Relate

So if not those surface-level concerns, what’s really driving dollar-store bans? Could it be a simple lack of empathy? In the neighborhoods and rural areas where dollar retailers are most popular, they offer affordable groceries to those with tight budgets, packed schedules, and limited mobility. These laws are proposed by people who don’t shop in dollar stores and can’t understand why anyone would want to. A planner and architect from Baltimore said dollar stores were popping up in poorer neighborhoods, “like a parasite.” Bill Torpy, columnist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution said County Commissioners were right to be “disgusted” as dollar stores moved in (the headline has since been changed to “rightly sees little value in”). Residents of Chester, Vermont, rejected a proposed dollar store because residents feared “the beginning of the end for Chester’s Vermontiness.” Dollar store skeptics nationwide say they value “community character” and reject the “unsightliness” of dollar store signage. For people with cars, free time, and disposable income, “just drive two miles to the grocery store” may seem like benign advice. But for people just getting by, it’s dismissive of their real challenges. If the same work had been done by a food bank—30,000 locations providing ultra-affordable, shelf-stable groceries, concentrated in areas with the most need—would we applaud it? Perhaps, but only if the signage were subtle and they weren’t close enough that people could walk to them. We wouldn’t want to look like the kind of neighborhood that needs those. It’s not wrong to care about community character or beautiful streets. But it’s an injustice to care about them so much

that you’ll use government power to block (other) people’s access to affordable bread, pencils, and toilet paper. And it adds condescending insult to injury to claim to be doing so “for their own good.”

Dr. Laura Williams teaches communication strategy to undergraduates and executives. She is a passionate advocate for critical thinking, individual liberties, and the Oxford Comma.


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LOCAL WRITERS DOCTOR CRIME Dr. Crime is a pseudonym for a social scientist holding a Ph.D. degree in sociology and in criminology. He has worked in all major parts of the criminal justice system. Drop him a note at the website www.keepkidshome.net if you or your child is in trouble, or you have custody issues, he may be able to help, give him a call (252-339-0000). Dear Dr. Crime: You wrote in the past that we should try to help kids that might kill themselves. I don’t see a lot of kids doing that. Are you sure it is a problem? HiSchoolTeacher • Dear Teach: Recent research showed that although we spent more health funds than most developed countries, we have lower life expectancy than most and highest suicide rates. Criminal justice issues tend to overlap with other problems, and depressed kids might be involved in many issues. Yes, it pays off to act if you feel a kid is unusually “upset”. Research on college students found depressed students had a high rate of crime, and there were no gender differences. Dear Dr. Crime: What makes women scared of being assaulted? BoyFriend • Dear Boyfriend: Research on women in Canada found that ladies are more afraid of strangers than men they know. Yet, they are more likely to be assaulted by a someone they know. Dear Dr. Crime. Our criminal justice system works to reduce repeat offenses, right? Citizen • Dear Citizen: The US Bureau of Justice Statistics followed up state court offenders after release and found

that 5 OUT OF 6 STATE PRISONERS WERE ARRESTED WITHIN 9 YEARS OF THEIR RELEASE. It is fair to say that our body of criminological research shows that more objective, research based information must be used to guide policy. We can do better. Dear Dr. Crime: Are we having a lot of “mass shootings”? It seems it is on the TV every day. Mayor Dear Mayor: You should be planning for mass shooting, just in case. National TV (CBS News) reported that by the end of 2019, there were 417 mass shootings in the U.S.. The study was produced by the Gun Violence Archive (GVA). Thirty-one of those shootings were mass murders.  Dear Dr. Crime: What are the people called “LBGTQ” and are they more criminal than others? Confused fellow Dear Confused. The term you mention changes from time to time. One definition includes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, and asexual or allied. This involves social change of importance. The Williams Institute reported that LGBQ Youth are Disproportionately Incarcerated in the U.S. Juvenile Justice System. Almost 60% of locked up girls fall in one of those categories.

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HomeGrown-HandMade Market Tarboro 526 N Main Street Tarboro, North Carolina 27886 (252) 563-6611 1st and 3rd Saturday Each Month May till October Farmers Market Rocky Mount 1006 Peachtree St Rocky Mount, North Carolina 27804 (252) 407-7920 Saturdays from April through November Washington Harbor District Farmers & Artisans Market 140 W Main St Washington 252-947-1487 Thursday-Friday 10-4 Saturday 8-4

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February 2020


TYRRELL COUNTY

Fresh Eggs & Raising Chickens

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ne of my favorite memories of when I was a little boy was collecting eggs with my grandmother. When I got married and we bought our first house, it didn’t take me long to buy some chickens and start collecting my own fresh eggs. My dad used to incubate quail eggs, hatch them out, and raise them which also influenced my love for fowl. I incubated eggs in his old incubator, put eggs under a setting hen, and sometimes ordered baby chicks through the mail. There was just something relaxing about watching the chickens in the yard and collecting those fresh eggs. It was also great eating those fresh eggs too. A fresh egg from chickens that are allowed to free range in the yard looks and tastes totally different than the eggs you buy in the big supermarkets. An egg that comes from a home raised chicken has a dark orange colored yolk and the white of the egg is very firm. The egg

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shell is also very tough and harder to crack than store bought eggs. When hatching your own chicks or even buying what is known as straight run chicks, you end up with more roosters than you need. The best way to solve that problem is to raise them till they are about 3-4 months of age and have yourself a chicken killing. At 3-4 lbs each, they make great fryers, chicken salad, chicken soup, or any other way you prefer your chicken. The meat from these chickens also looks totally different than the chicken meat you buy in the store. The meat is richer in color and actually has some fat on the carcass. Anyway, I highly recommend raising your own chickens if you live in an area where you can. If I ever get back to living in the country again, chickens will definitely be on my list of things to do.

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LOCAL FLEA MARKETS

Pinetops

A&S Flea Market 113 East Hamlet Street Pinetops, NC 27864 (252) 827-5004

Washington

Poormans Flea Market 7160 US Highway 264 E Washington, North Carolina 27889 (252) 721-3177

Greenville

Ayden

Stockyard Flea Market 7835 HWY 11 South, Ayden, NC 28513 252-746-2457

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Rocky Mount

Tar River Flea Market Hwy 301 just one mile south of Hwy 97 between Rocky Mount and Sharpsburg 252-442-2597

Greenville Market 1114 N. Greene Street Greenville, North Carolina 27834 (252) 341-2878

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Bowhunter Gifts

BOW HUNTING

North Carolina Bow Hunters Association

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y now the small game season is about ½ over with a little under a month remaining. If you haven’t had the opportunity to get out and bowhunt for squirrel or rabbits I urge you to take the time to go! After the small game season is over I urge you to do a complete inspection on all of your gear. First check your bows for loose cables, screws that may be loose, or sights that may need to be adjusted. If you shoot recurves or longbows, check your strings for fraying, check your bows for any damage that may have occurred, check your rests. Perhaps it is time to once again get new arrows or a new release. After all, turkey season is on the horizon. Get all preps done now!

Tuesday February 11 Bladen Community College Dublin, NC

( Auditorium )

Wednesday February 12 Foothills Higher Ed Center Morganton, NC

( Auditorium )

Thursday February 13 Haywood Community College (Reg. High Tech Aud.) Clyde, NC Tuesday February 18 Almace Community College (Auditorium ) Graham, NC

In July 2017, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (WRC) was granted authority to allow Sunday hunting on public lands via the Outdoor Heritage Enhanced Act. The WRC has been gathering data and public input to help inform this decision. There are some pertinent questions that have been asked and the NCWRC is in the process of gathering data.

Wednesday February 19 James Garner Center Troy, NC Come and give your input. This will benefit all hunters, bow or firearm. Until next time, Practice shooting! Respectfully submitted.

Is Sunday hunting currently allowed on game lands?

Talmage Dunn, District 1 Wildlife Rep for NCBA bowhuntor@yahoo.com 252-267-5437

No, Sunday hunting is not allowed on any game lands at this time. All game lands are designated as three-day-per-week areas, six-dayper-week areas, or permit-only areas for hunting during open seasons. None of these designations currently include Sundays.

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Binoculars

If the Commission allows Sunday hunting on game lands, will there be any restrictions? Yes, as specified in the Outdoor Heritage Enhanced Act, the following activities will be prohibited:

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- Hunting with a firearm between 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., - Hunting deer with the use of dogs, and - Hunting within 500 yards of a place of worship. There will be several forums where the public is invited to express its input on Sunday hunting on Gamelands. Monday February 10 Martin Community College (Auditorium Building 2) Williamston NC

Bow Sight

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H E A LT H

Health and Nutrition Strategies for

5 Cool Gift Ideas That Last Beyond

Cancer Survivors and Everybody Else

Valentine’s Day

Warren is a 30 year member of the Institute of Food Technology, A HAACP (hazard analysis critical control point) Instructor with a Batchelors degree in Nutrition Science.

What’s in your diet?

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t’s February and I thought I’d devote a little reflection about Black History Month, particularly from my personnel exposure. I’m personally proud of my newly achieved, octogenarian status, and my early roots. So, how to link the two in my health oriented perspective? In 1937, my mother migrated from the Albemarle, in Northeast North Carolina, to the Morrisiana Section of the Bronx during the Harlem Renaissance. I was privileged to grow up in a multicultural neighborhood that exposed me to that remarkable era of cultural creativity. Langston Hughes who was one of my best friend’s uncle, was a frequent visitor to our block. My friend lived on the top floor of a five story walk up, so Mr. Hughes would stop and chat with us kids before his trek to visit his brother. He was a talkative guy with a lot to say. How I wish that there were personal technology like smart phones in those days, to have captured his incredible wisdom. It was not uncommon to hear musical icons like Thelonius Monk, Errol Garner, and Elmo Hope rehearsing their craft, in their apartments, and on the roofs. In those days, music was part of many school curriculum’s. Public schools even supplied loaner instruments, a practice that spawned generations of internationally acclaimed musicians. It seems to me, the world class musicians that came out of that environment, were a positive use of the educational budget. To have removed art and music appreciation from inner city schools, was misguided. The return of investment, justified continuance. A few years ago, I went home to attended a tribute to Elmo Hope Concert at Fordham University, that featured Jazz Master Jimmy Owens- Board Member of the Jazz

Foundation of America, and a life long friend. My column, that month, talked about the intense stress of NYC traffic and how after a few minutes of the concert, I was totally unstressed. Pharmaceuticals usually require about 20 minutes. The old adage, music calms the savage beast, probably has some merit. It seems to me that we have been marketed away from our best first option. I began researching music therapy as a health strategy. Here are my findings: Music Therapy is an established health profession with a strong research foundation, which when used within a therapeutic relationship, addresses overall physical rehabilitation, facilitates movement, and provides among other things, an outlet for expression of feelings. My new 62+ community is a perfect spot to observe and promote music therapy as a viable component of health and nutrition strategies. . That segues into my Health & Nutrition Strategy Workshops, here at Overture, Virginia Beach .The initial workshop was a great success. We started with the essential nutrient,Lipids (oils/fats), then we had a Q and A interaction. I thought the Q & A, was the highlight of the session. I like the idea of being able to support my information with spontaneous visual documentation in a Q & A forum. Looking forward to the next workshop, February 19th 3pm. We’’ll finish up lipids, and begin protein. Join us. You are what you eat.

(StatePoint) Flowers, chocolate and candlelit dinner are classic ways to show devotion on Valentine’s Day, but by tapping into your loved one’s hobbies and interests, you will discover gifts that truly last. • For readers: For avid readers, it can seem as though there are never enough books. However, a book-of-themonth subscription box can help satiate bibliophiles. Delivered right to their doorstep, discovering new favorite authors and titles has never been so convenient. • For music-makers: A keyboard with versatile features such as the ultra-compact CT-S200 from Casio can inspire any aspiring or seasoned musician to learn the basics or take the show on the road. With its 61 full-size keys and built-in carrying handle, beginners can connect it to the Chordana Play app, which features progressive lessons, or take advantage of its dance music mode to create and remix electronic dance music tracks. • For artists: A gift certificate to an art studio is a thoughtful way to cultivate your loved one’s talent. It also gives them the flexibility to select a class that fits their schedule and level of experience. If classes that meet outside the home are not viable, consider a subscription to an online learning platform such as Skillshare, which offers thousands of classes, including those in fine art, digital art, photography and more. • For gamers and sports enthusiasts: Gamers and sports fans have one thing in common, and it’s the need for a great home theater set-up that offers clear, bright images. You can help them experience their favorite pastime in a brand-new way with a home projector, such as the Slim XJ-A257, a low-maintenance, high-brightness projector that incorporates a CASIO developed hybrid light source combining laser and LED technology. • For writers: Whether your loved one is a budding novelist, a poet or essayist, a beautiful journal in which to capture their thoughts will be much appreciated. For those prone to writer’s block, consider a journal that includes writing prompts and other exercises to get the wheels spinning.

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This year, try gifting something different than the old standbys. Valentine’s Day lasts one day but the right gift will bring your loved one joy throughout the year.

February 2020


5 Foods for Gut Health

History of Self Defense: The Origins of Fairbairn’s DEFENDU

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he first appearance of the term DEFENDU was as the title of W.E. Fairbairn’s 1926 publication on his method of “scientific self-defence”. We are further informed that this treatise is the “official text book for the Shanghai Municipal Police, Hong Kong (sic) Police and Singapore Police”.

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The usage of DEFENDU is found twice in the forward of the 1926 edition. However, in this context it would be important to remember that Fairbairn claims almost complete originality in the methods presented, stating however that they are drawn from several different sources. In this regard it would not be applicable to use Asian terms or nomenclature, i.e. “Jiu jitsu” or Western descriptive phrases such as “Chinese Boxing”. Fairbairn claims originality in the methods presented, hence an “original” descriptive term would be apropos. This situation however caused confusion among readers of this edition and hence in the 1931 edition of Fairbairn’s work the title was changed to “Scientific Self-Defence”. This was done to make the content of this edition more clear to the average individual. The term DEFENDU is found again in Biddle’s work “DO OR DIE”(1937). Fairbairn is credited with developing this method. It is interesting to note that Biddle makes a clear distinction between “Jiu-Jitsu” and “Defendu”. The 1944 edition of Colonel Biddle’s book also uses the term DEFENDU and the text is virtually the same as in the earlier edition. Excepting one important point: In the later edition Biddle refers to Fairbairn’s book “GET TOUGH”. However, he does not correct the fact that Fairbairn by this time was a Major serving with US Forces(not Assistant Commissioner of the SMP). There are of course obvious reasons for this lapse. The point however is that the term DEFENDU relates too much earlier methods espoused by Fairbairn and did not reflect his thinking at this time (1944). The British edition of “ALL IN FIGHTING” also mentions DEFENDU, but just as a passing comment in reference to Fairbairn’s earlier works. “GET TOUGH” the US reprint of “ALL IN FIGHTING” refers to the close combat fighting method present as the “Fairbairn System”. So what is the point? Well here it is……… I believe that the changes in terminology referring to LT. COLONEL (NOT CAPTAIN, NOT MAJOR, as so MANY ill informed

February 2020

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individuals refer-DO YOUR DAMN RESEARCH!) Fairbairn’s methods reflect a CHANGE (growth if you will) in his COMPLETE ATTITUDE regarding close combat. In describing his MOS for paperwork detailing his duties and responsibilities in connection with being awarded the “Legion of Merit”, Fairbairn refers to his methods of close combat as “Gutter-fighting”. Consider if you will the change in attitude from “Scientific Self-Defence” to “GUTTER FIGHTING”. Fairbairn further elucidates his feelings by describing two key elements: VEHEMENCE and ARTIFICE! “SCIENTIFIC” self defense this is NOT! Now for those who have proposed that DEFENDU remains the POLICE “version” of the Fairbairn method and make a distinction as to the military method, well consider that after WWII the manual of choice used by POLICE agencies under Fairbairn’s consult was “GET TOUGH”, reprinted in the language of that particular agency. Now as to the possible origins of the original term DEFENDU. I have over the years heard several stories. Some were simply ridiculous in light of the facts we KNOW! Two however stand out as possible(and very plausible) candidates. First, is the simple use of DEFEND combined with the well known term jiu-jits”U”. Hence, DEFENDU. Aside from what others may claim, Jiu Jitsu(of this period) influenced Fairbairn far more than even he was willing to admit. And that goes for the staple methods of the edge hand, chin-jab, and even the “tiger” claw. Jiu jitsu had these very blows and gave great credence to their effectiveness in “real” combat (YES! this can be verified by books, manuals, etc. in the writer’s possession) these “rock crushing” blows HANDS OFF, however predated by usage in turn of the century Jiu jitsu manuals describing these Atemi) were extant in “real” Jiu jitsu for centuries. As far as the claims of GREAT influence by “Chinese” boxing methods, such as Chin-Na, Ba Gua, Hsing-I, etc., I feel that the evidence denies this (Yeaton’s letter concerning Fairbairn’s thoughts on the matter). Hence, the use of DEFENDU pays some homage to Jiu jitsu, as well as giving the Western flavor to Fairbairn’s methods.

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