April 2009 • 30 Years 1979 - 2009
WESTERN FLYER Western Rockingham Chamber of Commerce, 112 West Murphy Street, Madison, North Carolina 27025 336-548-6248 • Fax: 336-548-4466 • firstname.lastname@example.org • www.WesternRockinghamChamber.com
From the Director…
April 10 — WRCC Closed - Good Friday April 16 — Coffee hosted by Rockingham County Partnership for Children, 7275 Hwy 87, Reidsville; 8:00 a.m. April 23 — WRCC Board of Directors’ Meeting, 8:30 a.m., First Citizens Bank Conference Room, 109 N. Franklin St., Madison. May 6 — Chamber Radio Program on WMYN Radio (1420 AM) 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Rebroadcast at 6:30 p.m. Guest: Open May 21 — Coffee, hosted by the News & Record, at Ruby Rose Tea Room, Stoneville; 8:00 a.m. May 25 — WRCC Closed in observance of Memorial Day May 28 — WRCC Board of Directors’ Meeting, 8:30 a.m., First Citizens Bank Conference Room, 109 N. Franklin St., Madison.
Hello and welcome to YOUR Western Rockingham Chamber of Commerce. My name is Gary Corns and I am your new executive director. Our heartfelt thanks to Donnie Joyce as he has done a tremendous job of building and shaping a solid foundation to our chamber whose members come from Madison, Mayodan, Stoneville and surrounding communities. We wish Donnie all the best in his retirement. I am principal and owner of Gary Associates Creative Group, publishers of Piedmont Magazine and have been involved in the local and regional business community for the past ten years. I see day-to-day, the challenges that small, medium and large businesses face while competing in a global marketplace and a difﬁcult economy. Our local chamber is here to support and promote your business. A quote from the American Chamber of Commerce Executives website states that, “At the heart of the local economy and the backbone of the nation’s economy, you’ll ﬁnd a chamber of commerce. Celebrating and promoting the diversity and uniqueness of their communities, chambers form the fabric of America. A strong dynamic business community beneﬁts the entire community. Chambers directly involve themselves in the community to create the environment where people want to live and work.” That has never been more true than today. Our goal is to help you succeed, to promote and support your business, to help build-up our community! Our region has much to offer and this is our opportunity to build on a solid foundation. I look forward to serving you while building on our continued success. I encourage you to be involved. Be involved in your business, be involved in your community and be involved in your chamber. In the upcoming months we’ll be looking at new and exciting ways to grow and better serve our membership and to help each succeed! Thank you for your support. I invite you to stop by the ofﬁce, give me a call or send me an email. I welcome your comments and suggestions and again, welcome to YOUR Western Rockingham Chamber of Commerce!
WRCC Awards Presented March 26, 2009 The following awards were presented during Western Rockingham Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Membership Dinner on March 26, 2009:
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President - 2008, Burton Matherly; Board Member of the Year - 2008, Carol Mills; Small Business of the Year - 2008, The Drug Store; Corporate Citizen of the Year - 2008, Bridgestone Aircraft Tire (USA), Inc.; Members of Distinction – 2009, Platinum Level: SealMaster, Gold Level: Embarq, Edward Jones Investments, Ray Funeral Home, Silver Level: Bridgestone Aircraft Tire (USA), Inc., Bronze: Barry Z. Dodson, CPA, Garland Rakestraw, Rakestraw Properties, Building & Real Estate Services; Retiring Board Members – Michael Goad, Will Horne, Bob Krebs, Roseann Staaf
Ribbon Cutting held on March 20, 2009 Hair Razors Salon - Stephanie S. Mabe 304 W. Main Street, Mayodan, NC 27027; 336-427-3300 Offering cuts, color, perms, facial wax, and special occasion services
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Board of Directors President Carol Mills (2007-2009) Always & Forever Florist, 336-427-6086 President Elect/VP Education Development Debbie Claybrook (2008-2010) Stoneville Elementary School, 336-573-4000 Past President Burton Matherly (2006-2008) Rockingham Ofﬁce Machine & Supply, 336-623-2965 VP Community & Communications Development Flavel Collins (2007-2009) Hospice of Rockingham County, 336-427-9022 VP Economic Development Chief Perry Webster (2007-2009) Madison Police Department VP Membership Development Pam Boerema (2007-2009) State Employee’s Credit Union, 336-548-7410 VP Organizational Development Ron Wise (2008-2010) Bridgestone Aircraft Tire USA, 336-548-8110 Bryan Wyatt (2007-2009) The Drug Store, 336-573-2200 Kim Haley (2008-2010) Autumn Creek Vineyards, 336-548-WINE Chris Meeks (2008-2010) Duke Energy, 336-427-1360 Danny F. Smith, Sr. (2008-2010) Flynn Furniture and Carpet, 336-548-2305 Terry Hames (2009-2011) Ray Funeral Home, 336-548-9606 Oralia Johnson (2009-2011) Remington Arms Company, Inc., 336-548-8508 Hall Roberts (2009-2011) NewBridge Bank, 336-548-1161 Sandy Smith (2009-2011) SANS Technical Fibers, LLC, 336-573-9806 Jean Ann Wood (2009-2011) Individual, 336-589-1660
Executive Staff Gary Corns Executive Director, 336-548-6248 Becky Scotton Secretary/Treasurer, 336-548-6055 Debra DeLancey Newsletter Editor, 336-427-4882 Fax: 336-427-4766 WRCC: 336-548-6248; Fax: 336-548-4466 Newsletter Subscription Rate: $24ºº a year
Planning Calendar BOARD OF DIRECTOR MEETINGS April 23, 2009 May 28, 2009 June 25, 2009 July 23, 2009 August 27, 2009 September 24, 2009 October 22, 2009 November 19, 2009 December 17, 2009 Meetings are held at First Citizens Bank Conference Room, 109 N. Franklin Street, Madison, at 8:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted. RADIO PROGRAMS May 6 — Open June 3 — Mountainside Restaurant July 1 — Madison-Rockingham Rescue Squad August 5 — Open September 2 — Mayodan Preservation League October 7 — United Way November 4 — Hospice of Rockingham County December 2 — Mayodan Moravian Church
Unemployment Rate in Rockingham County Increases The unemployment rate in Rockingham County saw an increase of 1.3% in February 2009 to 14.1% up from 12.9% in January 2009. When comparing the February 2009 rate to February 2008 we ﬁnd it has more than doubled from 6.6%. That represents 6, 355 unemployed in ’09 compared to 3,000 in ’08. The Employment Security Commission experienced 2,631 initial (new) claims in February 2009. $2,466,821.00 was paid in unemployment insurance beneﬁts to Rockingham County residents in February while $212,218,918.00 was paid statewide. The statewide unemployment rate is 11.3%. –Source: Employment Security Commission of NC
Recovery Act Gives SBA Tools to Boost Small Businesses By Lee Cornelison, District Director – SBA, North Carolina District
New help is available to small business borrowers and lenders through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and Department of Treasury actions. Effective February 17 the Act temporarily eliminates fees charged to borrowers on SBA loan guarantees (a potential savings of 3.5%) and increases to 90 percent the amount the SBA can guarantee on most loans. These changes will remain in place through December 2009. The Treasury Department has committed $15 billion in TARP funds to help unfreeze the secondary market for SBA loan guarantees. The money will be used to purchase SBA-backed loans made by banks. This will restore a capital source previously used by about 40% of SBA lenders. Reinvigorating this secondary market will free up capital for banks to lend to local small businesses. SBA staff is working hard to implement the rest of the Recovery Act’s programs for small businesses. We hope to have them in place very soon. The other changes include: • An improved 504 loan program (ﬁxed asset ﬁnancing): -Can now be used to reﬁnance existing ﬁxed asset loans as part of a business expansion project. -Gives SBA authority to establish a secondary market for bank loans made under the 504 loan program. -Permits loans to broker-dealers who buy SBA-backed loans from lenders and pool them for sale to investors. • Improved SBA surety bond guarantee – permits bonds up to $5 million.
The old limit was $2 million. • Additional funding ($30 million) for SBA’s Microloan program. This program operates through nonprofit, community-based lenders*, who can make loans of up to $35,000 to small businesses and start-ups. • Increased SBA funding available to SBA-licensed Small Business Investment Companies to make venture capital investments in small business. Finally, a new program, America’s Recovery Capital (ARC) Stabilization Loans, is in the works. This temporary program will offer deferred-payment loans of up to $35,000 to viable small businesses to make payments on an existing, qualifying loan for up to six months. These new loans will be 100 percent guaranteed by SBA. Repayment can begin up to 12 months after loan disbursement and the repayment period can be up to ﬁve years. Finally, we want to emphasize that all of SBA’s existing programs are open for business – we are backing loans and providing technical assistance, training, and contract help to entrepreneurs and small business bankers every day. In short, SBA is committed to get the new provisions in place to begin knocking down the obstacles that are keeping credit from ﬂowing to small business entrepreneurs, whose proven ability to create new jobs and commerce is second to none, and in whose hands the next phase of our economic recovery rests. *There are three Microlenders in NC. Self-Help in Durham, WAMY Community Action, Inc. in Boone and Mountain BizCapital in Asheville.
Hospice Doves to Host 3rd Annual Benefit Walk The Hospice Doves, Hospice of Rockingham County’s volunteer alliance, will host their 3rd Annual Beneﬁt Walk on Saturday, April 25th. This event will be held on the beautiful walking trail at Chinqua Penn Plantation. Refreshments will be available on the course as well as the ﬁnish. Registration will begin at 9:15 a.m.; pre-registered walkers may arrive by 9:45 a.m., and the walk will begin at 10:00 a.m. The entry fee is $25 per participant. For additional information about individual entries or corporate sponsorships, please call Barbara Moore, Manager of Volunteer Services, at 336-427-9022 or email her at email@example.com.
Auditions for “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” Auditions for “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” a production of Theatre Guild of Rockingham County, will be held in the Advanced Tech-
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nology Building at Rockingham Community College, Wentworth, on the following dates: Monday, April 13, 7:00 p.m.-Children only (7-14 years); Tuesday, April 14, 7:00 p.m.-Adults and youth (15 & older) only; Wednesday, April 15, 7:00 p.m.-additional auditions (if needed) or callbacks. Show dates are June 5-6, 12-14. Those auditioning should come with a song prepared. 16 bars should be sufﬁcient. No movement auditions until callbacks. Directed by Jay Smith. For more information go to www. tgrc-nc.com.
Fashion Boot Camp Fresh off a four-month project with Hanes Brands, Inc., Karen Best changes gears to focus on her Fashion Boot Camp series being developed for summer 2009. Ms. Best is combining her educational background and design experience into a series of Project Runway “like” clinics to prepare aspiring designers for college and their career. Fashion Illustration, Draping, Computer Aided Design, and Portfolio development are just a small sampling of the topics to be covered in the ﬁve day intensive. Life skills such as yoga, ecology, empowerment, focus, and goal setting will be woven through the 5 days. The week will culminate with a fashion show produced by the designers. They will model the outﬁt they have refashioned from a vintage garment they’ll shop for. Each participant will receive a bevy of supplies to include a sewing kit with fabric shears, a 9x12 professional Portfolio, photos of their camp work, sketch pad & graphite pencils, spending allowance as well as lunch. The ﬁrst of the camps will take place June 22-26, 2009 in Greensboro. The camp will be duplicated in July in Forsyth and Rockingham counties. Karen Best has a Bachelors Degree in Apparel and Textile Design with a focus on CAD and minor in Art. She has owned and operated Matrix Computer Concepts, Inc. for 11 years providing web design, hosting, and Internet Solutions for her clients. Sponsorships for those students with economic challenges are currently being sought. For more information www. fashionbootcamp.info, 336-605-5800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Area Events April thru-26 — Spring Revival, spring ﬂower season at Chinqua Penn Plantation, 2138 Wentworth Street, Reidsville; For more info call 336-349-4576; www.chinquapenn.com. April 11 — Easter Egg Hunt, Chinqua Penn Plantation, fun activities, visit by the Easter Bunny, no charge for children 12 and under accompanied by an adult, 1:30 p.m.; 2138 Wentworth Street, Reidsville; 336-349-4576; www. chinquapenn.com.
April 12 — Easter Sunday April 13 — Rockingham County Board of Commissioners Meeting, Governmental Center, 371 NC Highway 65, Commissioners Chambers, 2nd Floor, Wentworth; Meetings at 6:30 p.m. (Public Hearings – second Monday only at 7:00 p.m.) www.co.rockingham.nc.us April 13 — Mayodan Town Council Regular Meeting, 7:00 p.m. in the council chambers. (Council meets the second Monday of the month) www. townofmayodan.com April 14 — Rockingham County Board of Education Meeting, Central Ofﬁce, 511 Harrington Highway, Eden; 6:00 p.m. Individuals may speak on an item on the agenda. www.rock.k12.nc.us April 18 — Casey & Associates Golf Tournament Beneﬁt for McMichael High School Athletic Boosters, Ponderosa Golf Course, Stoneville; registration $50 per person. For more info call Lester Stanley, 336-573-9025 or Johnny Bowman, 336-427-4916. April 19 — David McClintock Performs, 11:00 a.m. worship service. Mayodan United Methodist Church, 501 W Main St, Mayodan, NC 27027; 336-548-9508. April 22 — Earth Day April 23 – Rockingham County-wide 2009 Children’s Parade, 10:00 a.m., Reidsville YMCA to Reidsville City Hall. April 25 — Hospice Doves 3rd Annual Benefit Walk, 10:00 a.m.; registration 9:15 a.m.; $25 entry fee; held at Chinqua Penn Plantation’s walking trail. For more information contact Barbara Moore at 336-427-9022 or email@example.com. April 25 — Community Meal, Noon, Soup, Sandwiches, Crackers, and Dessert, free. Mayodan United Methodist Church, 501 W Main St, Mayodan, NC 27027; 336-548-9508. April 27 — American Red Cross Blood Drive, 3:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Madison United Methodist Church, 110 West Academy Street, Madison. For more information www.redcrossnet.org; 336-349-3434. April 27 — Grief Support Group, 7:00 p.m., Free. Mayodan United Methodist Church, 501 W Main St, Mayodan, NC 27027; 336-548-9508; Office hours: TWT 9 a.m. to 12 noon. April 27 — Rockingham County Board of Commissioners Meeting, Governmental Center, 371 NC Highway 65, Commissioners Chambers, 2nd Floor, Wentworth; Meetings at 3:30 p.m. (Public Hearings – second Monday only at 7:00 p.m.) www.co.rockingham.nc.us April 28 — Rockingham County Board of Education Meeting, Central Ofﬁce, 511 Harrington Highway, Eden; 6:00 p.m.; www.rock.k12.nc.us May 2 — Champions for Children, Parent and Child Putt-Putt Tournament, Farris Park, Mayodan, 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., awards ceremony at 2:30 p.m.
Members of Distincton PLATINUM SealMaster 703 W. Decatur Street P.O. Box 826, Madison, NC 27025 Bob Krebs 336-548-3250 www.sealmaster.com
GOLD Embarq 320 First Avenue NW, Hickory, NC 28601 Patricia Elmore 888-999-7756 www.embarq.com Edward Jones Investments 111 West Academy Street P.O. Box 892 Madison, NC 27025 Cathy Smith, Investment Representative 336-427-3671 Ray Funeral Home 119 N. Market Street, Madison, NC 27025 Terry Hames 336-548-9606
SILVER Bridgestone Aircraft Tire (USA), Inc. 802 S. Ayersville Rd., Mayodan, NC 27027 Ron Wise 336-548-8110
BRONZE Barry Z. Dodson, CPA 201 South Market Street, Madison, NC 27025 Barry Dodson 336-548-2625 Garland Rakestraw P.O. Box 13, Stoneville, NC 27048 Stoneville, NC 27048 336-573-9269 Rakestraw Properties Building and Real Estate Services P.O. Box 1, Stoneville, NC 27048 336-552-6402 www.charlesrakestraw.com Thank you for your participation in this program! Contact the Chamber Ofﬁce for information on how you can become a Member of Distinction.
Planning Calendar continued COFFEES April 16 — Rockingham County Partnership for Children (at New Beginnings) May 21 — News & Record (at Ruby Rose Tea Room) June 18 — Dan River Coffee House July 16 — Mayodan Methodist Church August 20 — Aaron’s Sales & Lease September 17 — Rockingham County LibraryMayodan October 15 — United Way November 19 — Hospice of Rockingham County December — American Red Cross WINDOW DISPLAYS April — Rockingham County Partnership for Children May — LED Vending June — Aaron’s Sales & Lease July — Rockingham County Library August — RCC September — Madison Fire Department October — United Way November — Hospice of Rockingham County December — WRCC
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Call Rockingham County Partnership for Children at 336-342-9676 for more info; www.rockinghamkids.org. May 2 — Madison-Mayodan Jaycees 2009 Golf Tournament, Dan Valley Golf Course, 6564 NC Hwy 135, Stoneville; registration deadline, April 24; 9:00 a.m. shotgun start; $40 per golfer. For more info contact Asa Neal, 336-4273008 or Jason Clukey, 336-949-3012. May 4 — Stoneville Town Council Meeting (council meets the ﬁrst Monday of the month.) www.town.stoneville.nc.us May 5 — Wine, Dine and Have a Good Time, entertainment by Wayne Seymour, dance, food provided by Mom’s Kitchen grill; Chinqua Penn Plantation, 2138 Wentworth Street, Reidsville; 336349-4576; www.chinquapenn.com. May 8, 9 — Opera Nights, A May Masquerade, 6:30 – 10:00 p.m., 100 W. Murphy Street, downtown Madison. An elegant evening to beneﬁt the Free Clinic of Rockingham County, featuring select performances from The Phantom of the Opera. A re-creation of the Paris Opera House from the late 19th Century will transform dinner theatre guests back in time to the scene of a haunting love story between a beautiful opera singer and a man destined to live his life behind a mask. Act I- Champagne social hour and silent auction preview and bidding; Act II- dinner and opera; Act III- Piano and dancing. Tickets $50 per person (special sponsorships available). Dress is black tie optional. For tickets contact Marie Bryan or Farrah Darnell at 336-627-1127. To donate items for the silent auction or for additional details contact Cathy Karanek at 336-613-9398.
May 10 — Mother’s Day at Chinqua Penn Plantation, Mom’s are guest with a paying adult; 2138 Wentworth Street, Reidsville; 336-349-4576; www.chinquapenn.com. May 11 — Mayodan Town Council Regular Meeting, 7:00 p.m. in the council chambers. (Council meets the second Monday of the month) www.townofmayodan.com May 11 — Rockingham County Board of Commissioners Meeting, Governmental Center, 371 NC Highway 65, Commissioners Chambers, 2nd Floor, Wentworth; Meetings at 6:30 p.m. (Public Hearings – second Monday only at 7:00 p.m.) www.co.rockingham.nc.us May 12 — Rockingham County Board of Education Meeting, Central Ofﬁce, 511 Harrington Highway, Eden; 6:00 p.m. Individuals may speak on an item on the agenda. www.rock.k12.nc.us May 13 – Blue Ridge Dinner Theatre - Wedding Bells, four ladies meet a young girl who plans to marry a soldier heading off to WWII. The ladies decide to throw an elaborate wedding for the girl, and their lives and friendships are thrown into comic mayhem as they race to accomplish the nuptials in one frenzied afternoon. Travel with RCC’s Center for Active Retirement, cost $40. Call 336-342-4261, ext. 2163. May 14 — Wine, Dine and Have a Good Time, entertainment by Bruce Peiphoff, dance, food provided by Mom’s Kitchen; Chinqua Penn Plantation, 2138 Wentworth Street, Reidsville; 336-3494576; www.chinquapenn.com. May 14 — Madison Town Aldermen Meeting, 7:00 p.m. held the second Thursday of the month, (agenda meeting held the Tuesday before regular
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meeting) www.townofmadison.org May 15-16 — Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society’s fundraiser; Freedom Park, Eden. May 16 — Western Rock Civitans 7th Carson Hazlip Memorial Golf Tournament, Ponderosa Golf Club, Stoneville; 9:00 a.m. shotgun start; $50 per player entry fee. For more information contact Micky or Jane Silvers, 336-548-2990 or Lester Stanley, 336-573-9025. May 19 — 20th Annual RCC Foundation Beneﬁt Golf Tournament, Meadow Greens, Eden; sponsored by NewBridge Bank. For additional information call RCC Development Ofﬁce, 336-3424261, ext. 2141. May 19 — Rockingham County Board of Education Work Session Meeting, Central Office, 511 Harrington Highway, Eden; 6:00 p.m. www.rock. k12.nc.us May 21 — Wine, Dine and Have a Good Time, entertainment by Bryan “Songbear” Smith, dance, food provided by Mom’s Kitchen grill; Chinqua Penn Plantation, 2138 Wentworth Street, Reidsville; 336-349-4576; www.chinquapenn.com. May 23 — Antique Auto Show, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; for this special event grounds admission is free – regular admission applies for house tours; concessions will be available; Chin-
FLYERS INCLUDED IN THE MAILED EDITION… CASEY & ASSOCIATES Golf Tournament Benefit for McMichael High School Athletic Boosters Saturday, April 18, 2009; for more info call Lester Stanley, 336-573-9025 or Johnny Bowman, 336-427-4916 MADISON-MAYODAN JAYCEES 2009 Golf Tournament, May 2, 2009, for more info call Asa Neal, 336-427-3008 or Jason Clukey, 336-949-3012 WESTERN ROCKINGHAM CIVITANS 7th Carson Hazlip Memorial Golf Tournament, May 16, 2009; for more info call Lester Stanley, 336-573-9025 or Micky or Janet Silvers, 336-548-2990 ROCKINGHAM COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION 20th Annual Golf Tournament, May 19, 2009; for more info call 336-342-4261, ext. 2141
qua Penn Plantation, 2138 Wentworth Street, Reidsville; 336-349-4576; www. chinquapenn.com. May 26 — Rockingham County Board of Commissioners Meeting, Governmental Center, 371 NC Highway 65, Commissioners Chambers, 2nd Floor, Wentworth; Meetings at 3:30 p.m. (Public Hearings – second Monday only at 7:00 p.m.) www.co.rockingham.nc.us. May 28 — Wine, Dine and Have a Good Time, entertainment by Michael Ken, dance, food provided by Mom’s Kitchen grill; Chinqua Penn Plantation, 2138 Wentworth Street, Reidsville; 336-3494576; www.chinquapenn.com. May 29-31 — Ohio Amish Trip, travel with RCC’s Center for Active Retirement and enjoy an Amish farm tour via horse drawn wagon, tour Lehman’s Hardware & Quilt Shop, P. Graham Dunn (Inspiration Stop), one-room Amish School house, and an collection of Farmall tractors. Also included: motor coach transportation, two nights lodging, 2 dinners, 1 lunch, and 1 breakfast. Cost per person: single $450, double $375, triple $360, and quad $350. $50 deposit required to reserve seat with full payment due by April 24. Contact the Center for Active Retirement at 336342-4261, ext. 2163. May 30 — Women’s & Children’s Expo & Teddy Bear Clinic, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Eden Mall; sponsored by Morehead Memorial Hospital. Rockingham County exhibitors, children’s activities (balloon creations, crafts, bookmobile, Teddy Bear clinic and more); health screenings, education sessions, entertainment. Event is free and open to everyone! Chapel Services – A brief, weekly worship service is held in the Annie Penn Chapel near the 2B elevators each Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. The ﬁfteen-minute service is led by Annie Penn Chaplain, Patricia Wright. All staff, patients, and visitors are invited to attend. The service is non-denominational. Childbirth Classes – These classes meet from 7 to 9 pm on Tuesdays in the Womankind Center on Annie Penn Hospital’s fourth ﬂoor. Learn the skills parents need for a more informed and rewarding labor and childbirth. Also included is parenting information on topics such as ﬁrst aid, infant safety, infant care and feeding, and healthy family relationships. A tour of Women’s Hospital’s Maternity Care Center will also be featured. The cost of the 5-class series is $45.00. For Class dates and registration, please call 336-832-6682, 832-8000, or register online at www. mosescone.com. Be sure to indicate that the class location is Annie Penn Hospital. Chronic Disease Management Programs offered by Morehead Hospital and held at Morehead at the Mall include: Cardiac Wellness, Cardiac Rehabilita-
tion Program, Diabetes Management Program, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, Smoking Cessation Program, and Weight Away Program. Call 336627-0409, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., to register for these programs. Community Accents — weekdays live at 8:30 a.m. and rebroadcast at 6:30 p.m. Public Affairs Program on the air since 1985. Sponsored by Home Savings Bank. www.wloewmyn.com Group Diabetes Classes – Annie Penn Hospital offers FREE Diabetes Group Classes twice a week to Rockingham County residents. Walk-ins are welcome. All classes will be held in Dining Room C in the Annie Penn Cafeteria on the Ground Floor of the hospital. The morning classes will be held each Tuesday from 10:00 -11:00 a.m. The afternoon classes will be held on Thursday afternoons from 3:00-4:00 p.m. For more information, please call 336-951-4673. House Calls — Call in Radio Show, 11:30 a.m. every Wednesday, 1490 WLOE AM • 1420 WMYN AM, originating from Morehead Hospital it is hosted by Kerry Faunce, Morehead Hospital Marketing Director and Torrey Goard, Community Health Educator. Rebroadcast at 6:00 p.m. Also, available at www.morehead.org. Extended Mammography Hours – Beginning in March, the Annie Penn Mammography Department will be open each Wednesday until 6:00 pm. Early morning appointments are also available each day, Monday through Friday, beginning at 7:20 am. Please call 336-951-4555 to schedule an appointment. Let’s Talk — Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, live at 11:30 a.m. and rebroadcast at 6:00 p.m., 1490 WLOE AM • 1420 WMYN AM. Listener calls, Trading Post/Swap Shop, community conversation, information features, local and national guests. www. wloewmyn.com 9:00 Information Hour, 1490 WLOE AM • 1420 WMYN AM, weekday mornings, Annette and Mike Moore, local news, obituaries, Birthday Club, Wedding/Anniversary Time, Community Calendar and other information features. www.wloewmyn.com Rockingham County Theatre Guild — For current production information, auditions, etc. see the website at www.tgrc-nc.com. Support Groups are offered by Annie Penn Hospital and Morehead Memorial Hospital include: ACOA – Adult Children of Alcoholics (336-280-0496), Alcoholics Anonymous (336-613-2551), Bipolar Support Group (336-623-3725), Community of Hope Support Group (336-623-9713, Ext. 2676), Look Good – Feel Better (336-6239713), Parkinson’s Disease Support Group (336-627-6199) and Special Young Adults (336-623-1077, 336-613-5174 after 6:00 p.m.). Talking Murals — A 30-minute presentation of three large paintings, brilliantly colorful, professionally narrated, and enhanced by a computerized lighting and sound system; at Mount Tabor
United Methodist Church, Hwy 220 South, Madison, free admission, open Mon-Sat 10-5, Sunday 1-5, closed on holidays. Tone & Trim — Mondays & Wednesdays, 12:30 – 1:00 p.m., Morehead Hospital Campus, $5 for all 12 sessions. Call 336627-8880 to register. Total Joint Education Class — These classes meet from 7:00 - 9:00 pm, the 2nd Thursday of each month, in the Short Stay Waiting Room on Annie Penn Hospital’s ﬁrst ﬂoor. Physical therapists, nurses, and other professionals provide information and demonstrations to patients who are considering, or scheduling total knee or total hip replacements. For more information call 336-951-4357. Weight Watchers Program — A Weight Watcher’s Group meets at Annie Penn Hospital each Tuesday from 12:00-12:30 pm. The meetings are held in Dining Room D, on the hospital’s Ground Floor. Register now for the new series of classes that will begin on February 10. The cost of the class is $12 per class, or $144 for the 12-week program. The fee may be paid in 3 installments. For more information, or to register, please call Judy Perkins, at 336-951-4557.
Have a Safe and Happy Easter Holiday!