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running down a dream The David Wilson Interview

TAKING A STEP FOR THE COMMUNITY: RELAY FOR LIFE by Moriah Davis

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HE SAID HE SAID Mother’s Day

By Larry Oldham & Dena Hill

The Money Club How to Invest in the Wild Bond Market By Todd Boaze

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GREEN THUMBS UP

Growing Our Own Food By Kathy Cropp

A Better you

Healthy Eating is Not the Only Key to Weight Loss! By Dave Gluhareff

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FRO M THE EDI TOR There’s a lyric in Bruce Springsteen’s “Racing

against cancer. Relay For Life celebrates

in the Streets” that goes, “Some guys they

survivors and remembers loved ones who

just give up living and start dying, little by

lost their battle with the disease. The 2012

little, piece by piece. Some guys come

Relay For Life of Danville and Pittsylvania

home from work and wash up and go

County will begin on May 11 at 6 pm at the

racin’ in the street.” For a song about racing

Carrington Pavilion. I encourage everyone

cars, those words go pretty deep. They are

to participate and there is still time to

inspirational, they give hope, encourage you

donate. Visit www.relayforlife.org for more

to never give up, even when facing a steep

information.

uphill climb, and most importantly, to keep Lyrics are wonderful tools of inspiration. They

racin’ in the street.

are open for interpretation. If you can’t tell, In this issue of Showcase, we have stories

I view “racin’ in the street” as a metaphor

of people that keep racin’ in the street.

for living life to its fullest and not retreating

Most high school athletes dream of playing

to our shells when faced with adversity. If

on the big stage one day, but the reality

you want to write that book, write it. If you

is very few become professional athletes.

want to sing that song, sing it. If you want to

Former George Washington and Virginia

be an athlete, work hard. If you want to be

Tech stand-out David Wilson is one of the

a survivor, look that disease in the eye with

few. But success didn’t land in his hands as

your best “Rocky” face and beat it.

a perfectly timed screen pass. Wilson had to work hard for his rewards and now that he is going to the NFL, his race isn’t over. There are bigger and better things on the horizon for Wilson. Another example of “racin’ in the street” is

See ya in the streets.

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All men should learn this one important fact. If you want to judge how your wife is going to be in the future, look at how she treats her mother. Is she warm, kindhearted and more importantly, does she take care of her mother’s needs? This my friend is an example of how she will be treating you in the future. Getting back to you and this age thing. Have you noticed that I don’t hear as well? Have you noticed that I am constantly dropping things? Have you noticed that I don’t pick up my clothes every day? Wait a minute, that is not old age, that is just me being lazy and I have done that since I was a teenager so that doesn’t count. I know I don’t complain much, maybe a little whining from time to time, but I swear, every joint in my body aches. I would say it is from too much exercise, but you would say that’s impossible, because I never exercise. One day my shoulder aches, one day my foot hurts, one day I have a toothache, the next day I have pain in my elbow. Does everyone feel like this at my age or is my body just falling apart in front of me?

Keep up your strength, I’ll need someone to push me in my wheelchair around the mall on Mother’s Day.

She Said...

If I remember correctly, you were complaining about pain and trying to get out of work in the eleventh grade.You have never been one to jump up and down, participate in sports, or be outside longer than the time it takes for you to go from the house to your car and back again. As far as getting older, that’s just a natural part of life and it sure beats the alternative. I’ll give you three guesses as to how you look at it and the first two don’t count.You have been working towards this day since you were a little kid.You are probably not physically tired, just mentally

My duties as a daughter were no harder than the duties as a mother to my children. I took care of my mother because she took care of me. I imagine it took your mother, your father, your sister, and maybe several cousins to keep you on course.You know if you get sick that I’ll be the first one to take care of you, nurture you, and help you however I can. But be assured I’ll also be the one to kick your behind and get you back in gear. I know that you will hire someone nice to watch over me while you read, go to movies, and go out to eat. Will he look like Blake Shelton or Adam Levine? This is just part of the pact that I knew existed when we got married. But in all seriousness I, too, have watched how you treat your mother and your children.You are good about calling your mother every day, and visiting every weekend, and I think you do all of that not only because you are responsible, but because you truly love your mother and your father. I know if I get sick in any way that you will be there or send someone to take care of me (either Blake or Adam... doesn’t matter). SM

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Why don’t I ever hear you complain about these things? All I hear you complain about is your weight and I have justified that for myself by saying the scales must be broken. That works for me. Anyway, I am thanking you beforehand for your future endeavors as a nurse.

tired from the challenge of figuring out how to get out of work, how to get out of exercise, how to stay out of sun, how to avoid doing anything that constitutes making an effort. I think most of your “old age pain” is in your head.

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Getting Old. Getting Older. I knew this day was coming and that’s why I married you. I know how you cared for and doted on your mother.

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How to Invest In The Wild Bond Market

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Contrary to belief, a bond is formal evidence of a debt. When you purchase a bond, the issuer promises to pay you a specified amount of interest at specified times and to repay the principle, usually on a fixed date. In terms of your investment objectives, bonds generally offer the greatest safety of principle and certainty of income. The huge bottom-line difference is the pace of bond market innovation throughout the business community, it’s relentlessly pushing forward. As a creditor, you have top priority to the income of the borrower and his/her assets. However, by purchasing bonds, you limit your capital gain potential, unless you buy the bond at a discount or it carries warrants. Because bonds usually pay a fixed interest, many investors shy away from them in times of actual or predicted inflation, when a bond would limit their income return. Since there are various issuers of bonds, the safety and income return of the bond will depend on its issuer and the extent to which it is secured. Generally, federal government bonds are the safest, and for that reason they offer the lowest yields. Corporate bonds are a little less safe, and offer a higher yield. Bonds offered by state or local political bodies are usually safe; however, the bonds of some smaller government units may be a bit risky. Even large urban governments may fall into financial trouble, as the San Joaquin Valley, California crisis recently demonstrated. Some low-rate, risky corporate bonds, often called “Junk” bonds, grant little security but offer the highest return of all bonds. Often these corporations must pledge that certain assets are tied in. If the corporation defaults, these assets accrue to the bondholders. Some bonds are not secured by specific company assets; these bonds are known as debentures.

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Corporate bonds are as safe as the company issuing them. Only if the firm goes bankrupt or otherwise ceases operations can the bondholder not receive the interest and principle due him/her according to the indenture, which is the company’s statement of payment promises. In case of bankruptcy, the bondholders have a claim against the assets of the firm. Bond prices fluctuate inversely with market interest rates. As interest rates rise, bond prices fall. As interest rates fall, the market value of your bond increases. If interest rates rise and you need to sell bonds you purchased when rates were low, you may lose money.

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What Are Bonds And How Do You Use Them? Generally speaking, bonds are marketable promissory instruments, typically issued by corporations to obtain credit. The principle is to be repaid by the issuer, usually 10 or more years after the loan is made. Interest is paid periodically. Actually, the term “bond” often refers to any fixed-income obligation, including notes, debentures, certificates, and bills. Investors refer to the class, type, and rating of a bond. Rating refers to the level of investment risk, evaluated by independent agencies. Ratings run from AAA or Aaa (least risky) down to D (very risky). There are three classes of bonds: federal, municipal, and corporate. The U.S. government issues Treasury securities to raise money for the conduct of its business. Local and state governments issue municipal bonds to finance public institutions and services. Private industry issues debt securities to finance corporate activity.

A few of the many types of bonds include: Bearer Bond: Bond on which the owner’s name is not registered with the issuer; in some ways equal to cash. Callable Bond: Bond that includes a call provision stating that the issuer may redeem it before its maturity date under specified conditions often to take advantage of loans available at reduced (and better) interest rates. Convertible Debenture: Bond issued on the general credit of the corporation, which may be converted into common and sometimes preferred stock of the same corporation. Discount Bond: Bond quoted at a price below its face value.


First Mortgage Bond: Corporate bond secured by a mortgage on all or part of the corporation’s fixed property. Flower Bond: Nickname for certain Treasury bonds that can be redeemed at face value for payment of federal estate taxes.

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Registered Bond: The name of the owner is registered with the issuer (versus a bearer bond). The owner usually receives interest payments by mailed check. Serial Bond: An issue that is redeemed on an installment basis in sequential, usually annual, order, until the full amount is repaid. Bonds usually are issued with a face value of $1,000 or more. When interest rates in the marketplace equal the rate offered by the bond (commonly known as the coupon rate), the selling price of the bond will equal the face value. As rates fluctuate, the selling price of the bond will rise or fall to adjust for the difference. While bonds are safe and easy to market, they offer little opportunity for growth or higher income. As an alternative, you may want to consider convertible debentures. These are bonds that can be exchanged for shares of stock in the company that issues them at a specified price. Convertibles usually offer higher yields than the underlying stock. If the stock price rises, you can convert your bond or sell it for a capital gain. Municipal bonds pay interest that is exempt from federal taxes under most circumstances.Yields on municipal bonds ordinarily tend to be fairly low. However, a few years ago many cities, school districts, and government entities began paying high rates to attract unsure investors prior to the tax law changes. The upside: Tax-free bonds may offer higher after-tax yields than U.S. Treasury bills, for instance. The higher your income bracket, the more you benefit from a tax-free bond, thus, the greater their value to you. If you are in a low to average tax bracket, before investing in a municipal or other tax-free bond, you will need to determine whether your total yield would be higher with taxable bonds.

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Growing Our Own Food

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Growing our own food was a way of life for my family for a long time, first my grandfather and then my dad. Now growing our own food is becoming very important again and for a variety of reasons, including vegetable recall and the fact that a lot of the produce in stores comes from long distances. With this in mind, there are a number of resources available that will give you the support and information you need. One such resource is Burpee Home Gardens who puts out a great little booklet called “Garden Fresh.” You can sign up online at www.burpeehomegardens.com to receive a free e-version of the booklet, which will provide you with some extremely helpful information as you grow your own vegetable garden. “Garden Fresh” lists the top five reasons that people should plant a vegetable garden - 1) it is a healthy food source, 2) it saves money, 3) the harvest can be shared with friends and neighbors, 4) home grown produce tastes better and 5) it is a fun project for all ages. All of those reasons make it sound very enticing to start your own garden, but what if you don’t have the space or the sunlight. In today’s world of gardening don’t let that stop you because you can now grow vegetables in containers, plant your “edibles” among your other landscape plants or get connected with one of the community gardens that are springing up all around the area, like the one that has been started at the Danville Community Market. When you start thinking about what to plant, here are some ideas from Burpee. The top five vegetable favorites are tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, peppers, and squash. If you want to feed two to three people they suggest the following guidelines: 3-4 tomato plants of several varieties; 1-3 cucumber plants; a 4 foot row bush beans; for pole beans use about 3 plants for each pole; peppers 1-2 plants each of 3-4 varieties and for squash and zucchini 2-4 plants total. They also offer suggestions for cool season vegetables, but you will have to wait until fall or early spring next year to try your hand at those. Growing what you know your family will eat is always a winner too. Please remember that vegetable gardening takes a fair amount of work from start to finish, so if you’re just starting out, start small. Remember, if you choose to grow small you can still purchase vegetables that you didn’t grow from the Farmer’s Market at the Community Market downtown. The variety is wonderful and | MAY DECEMBER 2012 | 2011 www.showcasemagazine.com | www.showcasemagazine.com

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Running Down a Dream

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Running Down

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The stadium erupts with cheers. Along with the anticipation of hitting the hole created by his linemen, the hurrahs fuel him. There’s just a small space, but he makes it through unscathed into the open field. And he is off, another six points, another touchdown to add to his record season. In the stands, under the lights of J.T. Christopher Stadium, boys with a gleam of hope in their eyes tell their parents that “One day that will be me.” On that day it was David Wilson. The touchdown was one of thirty-five Wilson scored in his senior year at George Washington High School. Wilson also racked up over two-thousand yards rushing in that record-setting year that lead to him being named The Gatorade Player of the Year in Virginia, an award given to the best student-athlete.

[after the draft] “[I will] probably dance.

All of the pressure

will be gone. I think everything is going to go fast.”

Talent alone does not guarantee an athlete a successful career. Without dedication and desire, two things Wilson possesses in droves, talent can be wasted. Known for being a respectful young man, Wilson, whose high school attire consisted of a suit and tie, attributes his way of thinking to his upbringing, noting that, “It’s kind of expected of you to be like that. It’s just natural.” For Wilson, family is the foundation that his hard work ethic is built around. Wilson cites his mother and father as his biggest influences, saying, “I’m really close to my family. They taught me to work hard and never give up.” And work hard, he has, Wilson is constantly practicing, bettering his craft. A multi-sport athlete, Wilson always participated in football workouts even after track practice. Not one to have his versatility pigeonholed, when asked which NFL player resembles his style of running, Wilson says, “I don’t model my game after one player. I try to implement pieces of other running backs into my style.” This philosophy bodes well for an advantageous career at the highest level of football. It also could become a headache for defenses trying to scout Wilson. While Wilson was flying high as a G.W. Eagle juggernaut, he stayed grounded by participating in missionary groups that helped victims of natural disasters. Wilson extended a hand to tornado survivors in Mississippi and helped South Carolina clean up after a hurricane. Faith plays a big part in Wilson’s life. As an attendee of Bethel Church, Wilson says, “I thank God for every opportunity that comes my way. I give thanks for the blessings I have been afforded.” In 2009, Wilson joined the Virginia Tech Hokies. As a freshman, Wilson ran for four touchdowns, but gained valuable knowledge from future NFL running backs Ryan Williams and Darren Evans. For the 2011 season Wilson took over the starting job and applied the lessons he learned from Williams and Evans to an offense that relied heavily on his running. Wilson says, “I was able to combine my experiences from G.W. and Tech into one. It worked out pretty good for me. It will be a year I’ll always remember.” It’s a year that fans of ACC football and college football in general will remember Number 4, dressed in orange and maroon, running through opponents. Wilson dazzled the nation with his quickness and keen sense of eyeing the gaps in defenses. He amassed over seventeen-hundred yards rushing and ten touchdowns, all culminating in being named the 2011 ACC Overall and Offensive Player of the Year.

Fast is a speed Wilson is used to...he should feel right at home.

Wilson is ready to take the next step. To play football in the greatest setting imaginable, the National Football League. All aspiring players have the dream, Wilson is about to catch it. With the draft just around the corner, nerves are at all-time for Wilson. Where will he be drafted? Who will he play for? When asked what’s the first thing he is going to after being drafted, Wilson laughs and says, “Probably dance. All of the pressure will be gone. I think everything is going to go fast.” Fast is a speed Wilson is used to, so he should feel right at home. Most analysts have Wilson listed as one of the top three running backs in this year’s draft. There is an interest around the league in a player of Wilson’s caliber, one who is exemplary on www.showcasemagazine.com

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“I want to get up there. I want to get into the Hall of Fame. I want to do GREAT THINGS.” and off the field. After a strong showing at this year’s NFL Combine, Wilson’s stock is on the rise. Teams, including the Atlanta Falcons, have requested workouts with the running back. Aspirations are high for Wilson, he doesn’t want to join the league and then disappear. Just getting drafted isn’t the goal, Wilson vows to not become complacent. He says, “I want to get up there. I want to get into the Hall of Fame. I want to do great things.” Wilson is fully aware of trappings that present themselves to professional athletes. With the groundwork of a strong upbringing, faith, and a staunch work ethic, he is ready for this whirlwind adventure. He notes, “People are going to either make the right decisions or they are not. “ Wilson has a history of making the right choices, and that’s just the kind of shot in the arm the NFL needs right now. Wilson’s outlook is just to go out there and have fun. He says, “Even while working out, I’m enjoying it. I like what I do and I enjoy it to the fullest. Whether in or out of the game or even in the weight room, I’m enjoying what I’m doing.” SM Editor’s note: David Wilson was selected as the 32nd pick in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants. Congratulations to David, we look forward to watching you play on Sundays.

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I decided to raise my children in a different way just to see if economics could come into play all the while doing what was best for my babies. I began with a lot of research to back up my ideas. Internet wasn’t around back then so I went to the library and checked out books on childrearing. After I took bits and pieces of advice from the leading authorities such as Dr. Spock and Dr. Brazleton, I made an appointment with every pediatrician in town to discuss my thoughts because I knew I would have to have his/her support. I wanted to breastfeed for many reasons, but a few of the most important ones were the health benefits, the temperature of milk was always right, I didn’t have to heat bottles in the middle of the night, the I.Q. scores of breast babies are higher, breast babies have to work harder to nurse so facial bones are stronger, diapers have no odor, etc. I joined La Leche League just for support and advice from mothers who had already passed the stage I was entering. What a help they were! Plus, meetings included babies who happily nursed while mothers exchanged advice. Breast milk provides the mother’s immunities for the baby which is extremely important. So we nursed for six months without even a drop of water or formula to supplement. All I had to do was to drink lots of fluids and eat a healthy diet. By the time I was ready to introduce solids, another LLL member asked me if I was going to feed my baby food from the grocer that was probably older than my baby was. Here we go again. I bought ice cube trays and used my blender to make baby food. If I couldn’t get fresh vegetables, I used frozen ones without preservatives. A frozen “ice cube” of food was a perfect serving so there was no waste. I froze food in Ziploc bags with a date on it and heated it in an egg poacher because microwaves weren’t around then either.

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Another one of my ways to save money was by using cloth diapers and rubber pants. I had a washer and dryer so there wasn’t any reason not to; besides their little bottoms feel so good instead of crinkly plastic, not to mention the years of lying in landfills instead of decomposing. I kept a diaper pail with baby detergent in it and when I ready to wash them, I just poured the whole thing in the machine. I’m still using old diapers as dust cloths! I’ve looked online for cloth diapers and they have some really cute ones that don’t need rubber pants and just fasten with snaps. What an improvement!

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Babies Do Not Have to Break the Bank

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I worked full-time with all of my babies and would do it the same way all over again, but I would take advantage of a microwave and a breast pump which I didn’t have. So if you’re planning a family in these tough economic times, maybe some of these less expensive strategies would help give your precious bundle a healthy start in life. SM

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I Care for My Heart Contest Winners

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1st Place Essay

Casey Marshall {12th Grade} Dan River High School Most teenagers don’t think heart disease will ever happen to them but the habits we have now will certainly prevent us from developing cardiovascular disease as we become adults. Good heart health is important because our heart plays such a vital role in our overall good health and well being. It has been documented that heart disease is almost completely preventable if we have a good diet and a healthy lifestyle. If we learn to practice C.A.R.E as teenagers we should reduce our risk for heart problems: C: Control our cholesterol and don’t eat a diet of fried or processed foods. A: Always eat a heart healthy diet to include fruits, vegetables, and high fiber foods. A good diet will keep you from getting obese also. R: Reduce Stress. Don’t take on too many activities in addition to keeping up your grades in school. If you need help with a subject, get help early. E: Exercise regularly and get off the couch! Our heart really works hard for us and we need to take care of it. If we remember these simple steps of C.A.R.E. and if we encourage our friends and family to do the same, we should all stay heart healthy.

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Jacob Scott {11th Grade} Chatham High School Everyday people in America die from heart disease. Some of these deaths could be avoided with simple steps that everyone can do. When we C.A.R.E about our heart, we want to protect it. We can do this with: clean body, activity, rest, and eating right. This type of clean is on the inside rather than taking a shower. Drugs, alcohol, and tobacco products put stress on the heart. By cleansing your body of these harming chemicals, we will prepare ourselves for the next part of C.A.R.E, which is activity. A sedentary lifestyle is not productive and can be silently harmful. Being active, however, can help in improving circulation and removing excess body fat. There are many simple things one can do to be active. Instead of taking the elevator, take the stairs. Taking a walk also helps increase your level of activity. If able, running and jogging is also effective. Relaxation can be helpful in relieving stress and repairing the body. Too much relaxation, however, is unhealthy. Find a peaceful place and just meditate for a while. Looking for humor in life can also help. Eating right is the E in C.A.R.E. One can be the most active, drug and stress free person, but if you are not eating right then it could cost everything. Instead of eating junk food, eat an apple. Talk to a doctor about cholesterol and put together a diet to help keep your heart healthy. Eating right can also help shed pounds that add stress to the heart. If you C.A.R.E. about your heart then start by cleansing your body, keeping active, reducing stress levels, and eating right. Make an attempt to incorporate healthy living into daily life. The change may be difficult but it will be rewarding and your heart will thank you.

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honorable mention Danielle White {Age 10}

honorable mention Herman {Age 9}

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Taking a Step for the Community: Relay for Life of Danville & Pittslvania County

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The 2011 Relay for Life at the Carrington Pavilion in Danville.

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Could you imagine receiving the heartbreaking news that you have cancer, and there was no one available to help you? No one you could turn to for support, no information, and the only images you have of cancer are the ones that are portrayed in the movies or on TV. Well, thanks to the efforts of the American Cancer Society, you won’t be alone, and you certainly won’t be without information.

The American Cancer Society is here to help people at all stages in their fight with cancer. From the first report of cancer all the way until treatments are complete, they are ready to help in any way possible. At no cost to individuals or families the American Cancer Society offers services such as free wigs to help patients cope with changes in their appearances, transportation to and from treatment, an on-call dietitian, and many more services and programs. Their goal is to help people feel more comfortable, let no one fight this battle alone and most importantly to save lives. Please log on to www.cancer. org or call 1-800-ACS-2345 anytime of any day for help.

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In 1985, a colorectal surgeon in Tacoma, Washington, Dr. Gordy Klatt, wanted to make a difference. Dr. Klatt’s goal was to find a way to raise money for the American Cancer Society, and to show each of his patients how much he supported them in their fight. The outlet he found was one he enjoyed, running a marathon. He decided to circle the track at the University of Puget Sound for 24 hours. During that time on the track he thought of how others could take part in his mission to fight cancer. His idea was to create a relay event with a mission to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. A few months after his initial walk for cancer, Relay for Life was born. Taking off like wildfire, Relay for Life, spread across the United States. In 1998, with the help of Danville Regional Health Systems, now known as Danville Regional Medical Center, Relay for Life was able to make its way to Danville,Virginia. Now in its 18th year in Danville, the American Cancer Society’s 2012


initiative is “Turning Up the Heat on Cancer,” and our local event has the goal of 42 teams and $115,000. Let me pause here to state, nearly all of the money raised for the local American Cancer Society through either donations or Relay for Life, stays locally. When people give of their time and money to the American Cancer Society, they are giving hope to what could possibly be their neighbor, close friend, or family member. From 2006-2011 the Danville-area Relay for Life has raised a total of $562,253. That is well over a half a million dollars which has been turned into research resulting in treatments available to our community, as well as programs, materials, and services offered at no cost to cancer patients and their families. Relay for Life in Danville is an amazing overnight fund raising event. Lasting 12-24 hours in communities throughout the world, those who participate use the motto, “Cancer doesn’t sleep and neither do we.” The first lap of each Relay for Life begins in a survivors’ walk. It puts into perspective why the American Cancer Society does what they do. Later in the night luminaria bags are lit and line the track, each one either remembering those who lost their battle with cancer or to honor those who are still in their fight. Last year close to 1,000 bags were lit in the Danville Relay. The American Cancer Society has helped countless people in the area, and it’s only because of efforts like Relay for Life. With local contributions and help of volunteers, the American Cancer Society continues to support our community with programs and services. SM

This year’s Relay for Life of Danville & Pittsylvania County will be held on May 11-12, from 6:00pm to 6:00am at the Carrington Pavilion. Please call 1-866638-8944 or visit www.relayforlife.org/danville for more information on how to participate in Relay For Life.


Leslie Roebux, Bob Tamson and Barry Parker

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Leslie Roebux, Bob Tamson and Barry Parker Guitarist Bob Tamson formed or was a member of some of Southside’s best bands in the sixties and seventies, including the Manchesters and Leslie Roebux. The Tamson family moved to Danville in 1965 after his father purchased the local Chevrolet dealership, which was then located on North Main Street. When Tamson wasn’t playing gigs in a band, he could be found at the family’s second home on Hyco Lake in Semora, North Carolina. Leslie Roebux was formed in Danville in 1972 by Tamson, with the help of vocalist and keyboard player Waine Ryan. Tamson was already a veteran of the local band scene, having played in the Continentals and the Barons.

by Jack Garrett Photos Courtesy of Jack Garrett

He would twice be a member of the Manchesters, a popular lounge act that once counted guitar virtuoso Johnny Toler among its members. Toler played bass on Bobby Hebb’s hit “Sunny,” and was also a session musician for Musicor, a label whose roster included Gene Pitney and country legend George Jones. But Tamson regards Leslie Roebux as his finest hour. He explains that Leslie Roebux “was Waine’s band and he contacted me about playing with them.” Tamson was already familiar with the other musicians, having played or jammed with each of them in other bands. The name Leslie Roebux came about purely by accident. Tamson recalls that he was visiting a friend in Washington, DC at the time and the two sat around for hours trying to think of Leslie Garland’s last name. Garland was a mutual acquaintance, but the two couldn’t

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Photo above: Leslie Roebux Band, ca. 1972 (l to r) Donald Mills, Larry Davis, Waine Ryan, Bob Tamson, and Barry Parker

recall her last name and all the friend could think of was Leslie Roebux, who was someone he knew in Maryland. Bob thought it sounded catchy, mentioned it to the band and the members liked the moniker, so it stuck. Leslie Roebux played in the Danville area, but spent most of their time on the road, performing in North and South Carolina and Georgia. The band also did a tour of Florida, playing venues in Gainesville and Fort Lauderdale. Leslie Roebux backed up Danny and the Juniors, the Drifters, the Tams, and Doug Clark and the Hot Nuts, a perennial favorite on the southern college circuit for their bawdy stage act. But Tamson says the group’s most memorable performance was supporting Roy Head, a Texas singer best known for his hit ”Treat Her Right.” Goose Creek Symphony was also on the bill that night. The group was then riding high on the strength of their 1972 cover of Janis Joplin’s song, “Mercedes Benz.” Promoter and artist Steve Wilson now lives in California, but ran a local record shop -- Euphoria Music Emporium -- at the time. He remembers the band as a tight unit that “might have had some big success if they had moved to L.A.” Wilson recalls that they were regular headliners for amateur topless night each Thursday at the Cougar Lounge in Greensboro, where the band often received as much attention as the dancers. Wilson describes the scene as surreal and “a lot of fun.” Tamson says the band never recorded in a studio setting, but he saved a live recording the group made at The Cougar Lounge. Their set consisted of covers of current songs by bands like the Rolling Stones, Beatles and Todd Rundgren’s original group, the Nazz.


While successful, Leslie Roebux was short-lived and disbanded when Tamson moved to California. In retrospect, Tamson agrees that the band never realized its full potential and might have landed a recording contract had members followed him to the West Coast. He says there was never any serious discussion of relocating as most of the members had strong ties to Southside Virginia and the band lacked a management contract to provide work outside the region. His move west was short-lived. Tamson returned to Danville about a year later and joined the Manchesters, who were already performing at night clubs, frat houses, and VFW posts in Richmond and Charlottesville. The band also played at Danville’s Festival in the Park. Tamson says keyboardist Wayne Womble was leading the five-piece group at this point. According to Tamson, the group disbanded and reformed a short time later, fronted by vocalist Jean Testerman. A regular on the club scene, Tamson also played in the Naturals, Radio-Super Ice Cream Parlor, the Bill Paul Orchestra, Just Us, and the Buddy Crackers Band. Tamson is not performing professionally at the moment but continues to practice with friends in the basement of his home, where he also runs an electronics repair business. Keyboardist Barry Parker is also something of a local legend. He started playing piano at age three, before his feet could touch the pedals. In 1963, the 14-year-old Parker joined the Imperials, a blue-eyed soul group that performed throughout the area and backed touring vocalists, many of whom traveled without backing bands and were at the mercy of local promoters to find suitable musicians for live shows. Johnny Towler was the group’s lead guitarist, with Mickey Brafford on bass and future Soulmaster George Parrish on trumpet. The Imperials also featured vocalist Von Cannon, saxophonists Billy Gwaltney and Marvin Farr, rhythm guitarist Danny Farmer and drummer Johnny Johnson. Almost all of the original members were students at George Washington High School and Danville Technical Institute. The original band formed in 1962 in a dorm room at DTI as Mickey and the Tech Raiders, before Johnson decided to change the name to the Imperials Combo. The nine-piece band started out playing bowling alleys and dances at the Danville Golf Club and Glen Oak, but drew several thousand fans during a three-day engagement at the Myrtle Beach Pavilion during the first weekend in August 1964. Brafford describes Parker as gifted and “one of a kind.” Former musician Dr. Allan Garrett remembers

Parker from his days on tenor sax with the Artie Tompkins Band, a Danville-based jazz group that included some of the area’s most accomplished musicians. Barry would occasionally substitute on piano with Tompkins’s group. And while he couldn’t read a note, Garrett marveled that Parker could play anything, including the entire songbook of one of his heroes, organist Jimmy Smith. I met Parker after college in 1979, when I started by first job as the afternoon newsman at WDVA radio in Danville. Barry worked nights and weekends as a disc jockey and moonlighted with The Stallions, a country and western group fronted by singer/guitarist Butch James. The group (with Parker on keys) attracted national attention in the 80s and performed throughout the East Coast. Since then, Parker has continued to play while working day jobs ranging from bus driver to security guard. I ran into Parker recently. He still lives in the Danville area and he was enthusiastic about his latest musical venture, a rhythm and blues band specializing in instrumentals by 60s groups like Booker T. and the M.G.’s and The Meters. Prior to Leslie Roebux, vocalist Waine Ryan had performed in a high school band called Blue Odyssey. He also sang and played keyboards for Kicks and went on to play in the band Z-Max with bassist Alan Rowe. Ryan was also a founding member of the group Subway, which performed from 1975 through the late 80s and recorded two songs co-written by Ryan for Greenville, South Carolina’s Sundown Records in 1980. He still works in Danville, although not as a musician. While a member of Leslie Roebux, bassist Donald Mills lived in a duplex on Floral Avenue with several like-minded friends, or “freaks” as they were called in the day. He was a big Jethro Tull fan, had a large record collection and had high hopes for the band. He currently lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Photos from top: The Imperials Combo at Glen Oak Country Club ca. 1963 (l to r) Danny Farmer, Johnny Towler, Von Cannon, Johnny Johnson, Billy Gwaltney, Barry Parker, Mickey Brafford; The Manchesters, ca. 1975 (l to r) Wayne Womble, Bob Tamson, Tommy Mathewson, Vance Yarbrough, Ronnie Dewberry; Leslie Roebux Band (l to r) Bob Tamson, Waine Ryan, Larry Davis, Barry Parker, and Donal Mills.

Roebux drummer Larry Davis started his musical career at age 14 with The Soulmasters, another Danville group that recorded a 45 for Raven Records and built a reputation as a tight horn band. Davis currently lives in Richmond and still plays the drums. SM www.showcasemagazine.com

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Healthy Eating is Not the Only Key to Weight Loss!

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Healthy Eating is Not the Only Key to Weight Loss! I often get asked my professional opinion on various Health and Fitness related topics by news reporters, journalists, and writers from around the world. Some questions have come from writers working on articles for O magazine, MTV television, Bodybuilding.com, ProtrainerOnline.com, ABC News, At Home Magazine (Home Workout article), local newspapers, etc. These requests and questions are always fun. I love to help writers and journalists by giving my honest opinions, and usually in great detail, so they have a whole bunch of information to work with. I wanted to give you a sneak peek into what was asked of me from a journalist in Florida. I really want you to take my answers to heart. Please put this information to use in your own life to help you Feel, Look, and Move healthy! The journalist, from Florida A&M University, was doing an article on “Eating is the key to weight loss!” and he asked me for my opinions and feedback to help him better reach the University’s students for their University newspaper. He said to me: “In one of your articles, you said it was difficult to shed fat from only using a diet program without resistance training. I liked that statement because it’s somewhat controversial and relatable to school readers.” The two questions he wanted me to answer were:

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Can one shed fat from only a diet program, and is it difficult to do so? How important is resistance training and how can it boost metabolism?

Here are my answers to his questions: Can you shed fat from only using a Diet Program without Resistance Training? “Not successfully or efficiently,” I said. Here’s why:

by Dave Gluhareff In the late 1990s David Gluhareff lost over 100 pounds. Dave then became a certified personal trainer with the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) and began his career as a personal trainer. In March of 2009 David earned the elite status of Master of Fitness Sciences (MFS) by the ISSA, their highest level of personal training qualifications. As a personal trainer, Dave has been helping people take charge of their physiques to help them feel, look, and move better through life. Visit www.VirginiaBootcamp.com for more information.

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If Diets alone could successfully battle Fat, then I would not have been in business for the past 14 years as a Personal Trainer. In a perfect world with perfect people and perfect human behavior, then maybe we could all be really lean and skinny without exercising, but we have to take into account human error and over-indulgence. We humans habitually over-eat and eat the wrong things such as high-fat, high-sugar, high trans-fats, high-sodium, and processed junk! If your goal is to lose body Fat, not body Weight, then you will have to be extra, extra, extra picky with your eating and make sure you do not mess up. You could possibly get lean with a healthy diet and cardiovascular exercise, but even then you would not have much muscle tone which is a super defense for you to fight off Fat! You see, every pound of muscle could burn upwards of 50 calories extra for you each day, even while you are at rest. So 10 pounds of added muscle could burn an extra 500 calories each and every day for you and that would be the equivalent of spending nearly 45 minutes walking fast on a treadmill! Without the resistance training your body is also weaker. The muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, and bones are not going to be as strong and conditioned. If you are a student carrying books around, an athlete playing a sport, or a worker lifting boxes of files at your job, you all need to have stronger and better conditioned bodies. The older we get, we want our body Fat to stay low, but we also want to Feel, Look, and Move Better and Stronger. Diets Suck! With Diets alone, we will not feel much better or stronger, plus we set ourselves up for failure since barely any of us can stick to the diet-only approach.

It’s this simple: Muscle from Resistance Training Exercises = Faster Metabolism Cardiovascular Training Exercises = Faster Metabolism Eating Healthy mini-meals/snacks 5-6 times per day = Faster Metabolism A Good Night’s Sleep = Faster Metabolism Plus Lowering Stress = Faster Metabolism! When I lost 100 pounds 15 years ago, I did it with Diet and Cardio only and it took nearly a year and a half. If I would have added the Resistance Training to the mix I would have lost the 100 pounds in half the time. I regularly have Dieting joggers come to me for Personal Training and Nutritional Advice because even with 15-30 miles jogged each week and a low-calorie intake; they still stress their bodies and cannot lose weight and have lots of injuries! As we age into our 30s and beyond, we are at risk of having lower metabolisms, higher cholesterol, higher blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, acid reflux, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, tendonitis, bursitis, and other aging related health

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problems. With the proper combination of 1) Exercise (Resistance Training, Cardiovascular Training, and Stretching), 2) Healthy Nutrition, and 3) Rest/Stress Relief, we can effectively combat the negative sideeffects of aging. Diets alone cannot help us with Stress Relief, we need daily exercise and structured sleep schedules. Exercise, Nutrition, and Rest will always give us higher metabolism, lower body fat, better endurance, lower stress, more stamina, stronger mental power, and stronger bodies! SM

-Dave

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by Paulette Dean

Executive Director, Danville Humane Society

The month of May brings thoughts of Mother’s Day. The very word “mother” brings to mind safety, warmth, care, and love. There are bad mothers, to be sure, but the vast majority offer unconditional love. In fact, all nature values mothers. There is a reason our planet is called Mother Earth. Mother chickens are so solicitous of their chicks that we even have coined a phrase to describe nurturing actions – mother hens. Their chicks recognize their mothers because of the clucking noises that the mothers make while laying on eggs. The mother hens, then, can call their babies to them when it begins to rain or when danger is noticed, and the chicks are gathered under the mother’s wings. What a beautiful picture of nurturing motherhood. People know to exercise caution approaching a mother animal that has her babies with her. Even some very trusting dogs and cats become nervous when a human picks up their young. In the wild, most fights with a female are caused by a protective mother. Wild animal poachers and collectors know that in order to capture a baby or a young animal, the mother first has to be killed. At the shelter, we dread the times when obviously-nursing dogs and cats are brought in as strays without their babies. If we know where the animal came from, we go and attempt to find the babies. Many times, we have put a mother dog on a leash, and she has led us to her puppies so we can rescue them. Puppies and kittens adjust easily and quickly to shelter life if they come in with their mother. As long as they have her, all is right with their world. The shelter inspector who visits twice a year told me she gave up dairy products years ago while working for a huge dairy farm. The calves are taken from their mothers right after birth and are placed in barns to be fed by humans or machines. The mother cows become very agitated when they hear the cries of their calves. How grateful the earth and its creatures should be for the institution of motherhood. I know I am grateful for my mother, and for my sister who is the mother of seven children, and now for her children who have become wonderful mothers. SM

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1 – Eat Out to Help Out: Local Restaurant: 434.792.1792. 1 – Welcome to Medicare Seminar: Ballou Rec. Center: 1-2pm: 800.967.9386. 4,11,18,25 – GED® Practice Testing: Adult & Career Education Center: 9am: 434.799.6471. 5 – Farmers’ Market Opening Day: Community Market: 7:30am-12pm: 434.797.8961: www.danvillevaevents. com. 5 – Danville Area Humane Society Yard Sale: Community Market:

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1-29 – Camp Sunshine Registration:YMCA: Activities/Times Vary: 434.792.0621: www.danvilleymca. org. 1-30 – Koates Kids Pre-School: Coates Rec. Center: T/W 9:30am12pm: 434.797.8848: www. playdanvilleva.com. 1,8,15,22 – Promising Picassos: City Auditorium: 10:30-11:15am: 434.797.8848: www.playdanvilleva.com.

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& Auction: Chatham Community Center: 5:30-11:30pm: 434.489.1083: www.ChathamRotaryClub.com. 8 – Latchum 11th Music Recital: Timberlake Baptist Church. 11 – FlipFlop Friday: Homeplace Vineyard: 6-10pm: 434.432.9463. 12 – Los Angeles Piano Quartet: Pritchett Auditorium, Averett: 7:30-9:30pm: 434.792.9242: www. danvilleconcert.org. 17 – Enchanted Evening in the Park: Ballou Park: 6:30-8:30pm: 434.799.5216: www.danvillevaevents. com. 18,19,20 – Festival in the Park: Ballou Park: Times Vary: 434.793.4636: www.danvillevaevents.com. 19 – Danville Symphony Orchestra Spring Pops Concert: GWHS: 8pm: 434.797.2666: www.danvillesymphony. net. 20 – Brokaw & Vaughn Vocal Recital: Episcopal Church: 3:30pm: 434.797.3780. 20 – 100th Anniversary: Fairview UM Church: 10am: 434.792.3391: www. fairviewumcdanville.org. 20 – An Afternoon of Art Songs and Arias: Epiphany Episcopal Church: 3:30pm: 434.797.3780. 26 – Memorial Day Parade & Music Festival: Gretna : Parade 2pm, Festival 3-10pm: 434.228.1779 or 434.228.1778.

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Thru May 3 – Minds Wide Open Exhibit: Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History: 434.793.5644: www. danvillemuseum.org. Thru May 12 – Me, as a Child & Vintage Children’s Attire Exhibit: Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History: 434.793.5644: www. danvillemuseum.org. Thru May 22 – Art with Judie: Ballou Park Annex: M/TU, Times Vary: 434.797.8848: www.playdanvilleva.com. Thru July 29 – Hubble Space Telescope Exhibit: Danville Science Center: Free/$6/$5: M-S 9:30am–5pm: Sun 1–5pm: 434.791.5160: www.dsc. smv.org. Thru July 31– Damsels, Dragons and Ladies Exhibit: Danville Science Center: Free/$6/$5: M-S 9:30am–5pm: Sun 1–5pm: 434.791.5160: www.dsc. smv.org. Thru Sept. 3 – Wild Music Exhibit: Danville Science Center: Free/$6/$5: M-S 9:30am–5pm: Sun 1–5pm: 434.791.5160: www.dsc.smv.org. Thru Oct. 13 – Butterfly Station and Garden: Danville Science Center: 434.791.5160: www.dsc.smv.org. 2,9,16,23 – Art with Flo: Times/ Locations Vary: 434.797.8848: www. playdanvilleva.com. 5 – Bob Ross Painting Class: Ballou Park Annex Building: 10:30am-3:30pm: 434.797.8848: www.playdanvilleva.com.

3,10,17,24 – Flower Power: City Auditorium: 10:30-11:15am: 434.797.8848: www.playdanvilleva.com. 3-31 – Curiosity Corner: Coates Rec. Center: TH 9:30am-12:30pm: 434.797.8848: www.playdanvilleva.com. 5 – Spring River Clean Up: Pepsi Building: 11am-1pm: 434.791.5160 or 434.799.5215: www.danvillevaevents. com. 9 – Polliwogs & Science Stars: Danville Science Center: Polliwogs, Ages 3–5, 1–2pm; Science Stars, Ages 5-7, 3:30–4:30pm: $3/$6: 434.791.5160: www.dsc.smv.org. 16 – Hand Carved Wood Figure Presentation: Danville Public Llibrary-Westover Branch: 3:30pm: 434.799.5195: www.playdanvilleva.com. 19 – Family Movie Matinee: Danville Public Llibrary: 10:30am: 434.799.5195: www.playdanvilleva.com. 19 – A Victorian Tea: Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History: 3-5pm: 434.793.5644: www.danvillemuseum. org. 22,23,24 – Summertime Snacks: Coates Rec. Center: 10am-12pm: 434.797.8848: www.playdanvilleva.com. 28-June 1 – Behind the Scenes Creative Theatre Camp: Union Street Theatre: 1-5pm: 434.791.4747: www.UnionStreetTheatre.com. 29,30,31 – Animals, Animals and More Animal: Coates Rec. Center: 434.797.8848: www.playdanvilleva.com. 29-June 1 – UST Clubhouse: Union Street Theatre: Ages 4-6: 9am-12pm: 434.791.4747: www. UnionStreetTheatre.com.

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7:30am-12pm: 434.799.0843: www.dahsinc. com. 5,12,19 – Senior Saturday Shopping Trip: 434.799.5216: www.playdanvilleva.com. 10 – Open House: Sacred Heart School: 66:45pm: 434.793.2656. 11,12 – Relay for Life: Carrington Pavilion: 6pm-6am: 434.797.1973: www.relayforlife.org. 15 – Alzheimer’s Support Group Meeting: Emeritus at Danville: 6pm: 434.791.3180. 18 – Just Everyday Women Walking by Faith: Mary’s Diner: 11am-1pm. 19 – Avant-garde Writers: Danville Public Library: 10am: 434.251.1062: editoradams@ gmail.com. 19 – Festival in the Park Health Fair: Ballou Park: 10am-5pm: 434.797.8848: www. playdanvilleva.com. 30 – Women’s Business Conference: Locations Vary: 8:30-11am: 434.797.8482.

Hobbies/Sports

1-29 – African Dance Ensemble: Coates Rec. Center: TU 6pm: 434.797.8848: www.playdanvilleva.com. 1-31 – Prime Time Fitness: Ballou Center: M/TH 9:30-10:45am: 434.799.5216: www. playdanvilleva.com. 2 – Senior Bowling Tournament: Riverside Lanes: 10am-12pm: 434.791.2695: www.playdanvilleva.com. 2,7,15– Bingo: Times/Locations Vary: 434.799.5216: www.playdanvilleva.com. 3-31 – Kuumba-West African Dance: City Armory: TH 6:30-8pm: 434.797.8848: www.playdanvilleva.com. 4 – SHS Benefit Golf Tournament: Goodyear Golf Club: 1pm: 434.793.2656. 7,14,21 – Boogie Mondays: Ballou Rec. Center: 7–8:30pm: 434.799.5216: www. playdanvilleva.com. 10 – Kayak: Abreu/Grogan: 6-8pm: 434.799.5215: www.playdanvilleva.com. 17 – Kayak: DDMP to Anglers: 6-8pm: 434.799.5215: www.playdanvilleva.com. 17 – Sky Watchers: Danville Science Center: Nightfall: 434.791.5160: www.dsc.smv.org. 19 – Nestle 5K Run/Walk/Wheel Chair/ Fun Run: Ballou Park: 9am: 434.548.9862: www.danvillerunner.org. 29,30 – Stock Car Open Test Days: VIRginia Interanational Raceway: 8am: 434.822.7700: www.virnow.com. 31 – Stand Up Paddle Board: Abreu/ Grogan: 6-8pm: 434.799.5215: www. playdanvilleva.com.

Martinsville Arts/Exhibits

Thru April 28 – PAA Exhibits: Norman Rockwell’s Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn and Enigmas and Life: A Retrospective of Works by Sandy Puckett: Piedmont Arts Association: 276.632.3221: www.piedmontarts. org. Thru Aug. 24– Rocks to Racing Exhibit: Virginia Museum of Natural History: 276.634.4185: www.vmnh.net. 1-29 – Wearable Art: The Artisan Center: 5:30-8:30pm: 276.656.5461: www.

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southernvirginiaartisancenter.org. 1-29 – Finishing Techniques: The Artisan Center: 5:30-8:30pm: 276.656.5461: www. southernvirginiaartisancenter.org. 3 – Bob Ross Technique Workshop: Piedmont Arts: 10am-3:30pm: 276.632.3221: www.piedmontarts.org. 4 – First Friday Art Walk: Studio 107: 57pm: 276.638.2107: www.piedmontarts.org. 18 – Expressions Exhibit: Piedmont Arts Association: 5/18 Opening Reception, 6:30pm: 276.632.3221: www.piedmontarts.org. Kids/Family 9,23 – Homeschool Wednesdays:Virginia Museum of Natural History: 5/9-Engineering and Society, 5/23-Engineering Enrichment: Ages 6-9 & 10-15: 10-11:15am: 276.634.4185: www.vmnh.net. 30 – Doodle Bugs - Build Your World Lego Design:Virginia Museum of Natural History: Ages 3-5: 10am & 3pm: 276.634.4185: www. vmnh.net.

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3,10,17,24 – Hotel Floyd Concert Series: Floyd Country Store: TH, 6-8pm: 540.745.4563: www.floydcountrystore.com. 4 – Live @ the Rives -William Walter & Co.: Rives Theatre: 8pm: www.rivestheatre. wordpress.com. 4,11,18,25 – Friday Night Jamboree: Floyd Country Store: 6:30pm: 540.745.4563: www.floydcountrystore.com. 5 – Poco & Pure Prairie League Concert: Martinsville HS Auditorium: 7:30pm: 276.632.3221: www.piedmontarts.org. 5,12,19,26 – Americana Afternoon & Open Mic: Floyd Country Store: Sat. 12pm: 540.745.4563: www.floydcountrystore.com. 6,13,20,27 – Traditional Mountain Music Jam: Floyd Country Store: Sunday, 2-5pm: 540.745.4563: www.floydcountrystore.com. 10 – Marketing through Social Media: Patrick Henry Community College: 9am: 276.656.0260: www.mhcchamber.com. 11 – Music Night: Spencer-Penn Centre: 5:30pm: 276.957.5757: www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com. 19 – Fieldale Heritage Festival: Fieldale: www.mhcchamber.com. 19 – Wines & Shines:Virginia Museum of Natural History: 6:30-9:30pm: 276.634.4162: www.vmnh.net. 24 – Gary Sinise & The Lt. Dan Band: Martinsville HS Auditorium: 7-9pm: 276.632.3221: www.piedmontarts.org. 25 – TGIF Concert Series: Uptown: 710:30pm: www.martinsvilleuptown.com.

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12 – Farmers’ Market: Uptown: 7-11am: www.martinsvilleuptown.com.

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3 – Photography Club: Spencer-Penn Centre: 6:30pm: 276.957.5757: www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com. 3-31 – Classes at the Centre: Chair Aerobics, Boot Camp/Power Sculpt: Spencer-

Penn Centre: Days/Times Vary: 276.957.5757: www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com. 5 – DRBA First Saturday Outing: Smith River: 10am: 336.627.6215 or 540.570.3511: www.danriver.org. 10 – Book Discussion: Spencer-Penn Centre: 7pm: 276.957.5757: www.thecentreatspencerpenn.com.

Sml/Bedford Entertainment

Thru June 30 - Itsy Bitsy Art Show: Art Upstairs/Bedford Hardware: 540.586.8811: www.bedfordhardwarestore.com. 5 - After Jack Concert: Bower Center for the Arts: 7:30pm: 540.586.4235: www. bowercenter.org. 5 - Family Archaeology in the Field: Poplar Forest: 434.525.1806: www.poplarforest.org. 5 – Triathlon: SML State Park: 9am: 540.297.5998: www.setupevents.com. 5 - Spring Festival: Centertown Bedford: 540.586.2148: www.centertownbedford.com. 5– Take Pride in SML Cleanup Day: SML State Park: 10am-2pm: 540.297.5998 or 540.721.1203: www.dcr.virginia.gov. 5 – Fun Family Fly-in: SML Airport: 11am12pm: www.bedfordlandings.com. 6 - Back of the Big House Tour: Booker T. Washington National Monument: 2-4pm: 540.721.2094: www.nps.gov/bowa. 11,12,13 - Mother’s Day: Peaks of Otter Winery: 12-5pm: 540.586.3707: www. peaksofotterwinery.com. 11-20 - The Nerd: Bedford Little Town Players: Times Vary: www.littletownplayers.com. 11-Dec. 14 - 2nd Fridays: Centertown Bedford: 540.586.2148: www. centertownbedford.com. 12 – Wild Flower Walk: SML State Park: 1011am: 540.297.5998: www.dcr.virginia.gov. 12 – Spring Fling Arts & Crafts Festival: Downtown Rocky Mt.: 10am-3pm: theartisancenteratcr.com. 12 – Mother’s Day Tea Party: SML State Park: 11:30am-12:30pm: 540.297.5998: www. dcr.virginia.gov. 12 - Conversations with Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton: Poplar Forest: 2:15pm/8pm: 434.525.1806: www. poplarforest.org. 12,26 - Sunset Saturdays Music Series: Hickory Hill Vineyards & Winery: 540.296.1393: www.smlwine.comg. 13 - Birds and Blooms: Peaks of Otter: 8am: 540.377.2377: www.nps.gov/blri. 14 - Read to a Dog: Moneta/SML Library: 540.425.7004: www.visitsmithmountainlake. com. 14 - Golf Tournament: Waterfront Country Club: 9:30am: 540.721.1203: www. visitsmithmountainlake.com. 18 - Pigg River Ramble: Blackwater River: 10am: 540.483.9293: www.franklincountyva.org. 18 - Relay for Life Event: D-Day Memorial: 6pm-6am: 540.587.3619: www.dday.org. 19 – National Kids to Park Day: SML State Park: 8am-12pm: 540.297.5998: www.dcr. virginia.gov. 19 - Armed Forces Day & National Maritime Day Celebration: D-Day


Memorial: 11am: 540.587.3619: www.dday.org. 19- Cruzin Downtown: Bedford: 540.586.4235 www.centertownbedford.com. 19- Mountain Bike Time Trial: Falling Creek Park, Bedford: 540.875.8238: bedfordtrails. wordpress.com. 19 – Family Archaeology in the Lab: Poplar Forest: 434.525.1806: www.poplarforest. org. 20- Dual Slalom Race: Falling Creek Park, Bedford: 540.875.8238: bedfordtrails. wordpress.com. 20 - Orangeries Presentation: Bower Center for the Arts: 3pm: 540.586.4235: www. bowercenter.org. 20-June 2 – Architectural Restoration Field School: Poplar Forest: 434.525.1806: www.poplarforest.org. 25 - Car Show for Lisa’s Journey: Downtown Moneta: 4-8pm: www. downtownmoneta.com. 26 - Food, Fiber and Flowers Heritage Garden Tour: Booker T. Washington National Monument: 10am-12pm: 540.721.2094: www. nps.gov/bowa. 26 – Pizza in a Pot with Master Gardeners: Poplar Forest: 10:30am-3pm: 434.525.1806: www.poplarforest.org. 26 - Louisiana Crawfish Festival: Bower Center for the Arts: 540.586.4235: www. bowercenter.org. 26 - Moonlight Serenade: D-Day Memorial: 7pm: 540.587.3619: www.dday.org. 26 – Music in the Park: SML State Park: 8-

10pm: 540.297.6066: www.dcr.virginia.gov. 26 – Stargazing: Poplar Forest: 8pm: 434.525.1806: www.poplarforest.org. 28 - Remembering Their Sacrifice: D-Day Memorial: 11am: 540.587.3619: www.dday.org.

Roanoke Entertainment

4 – Roger McGuinn Concert: Jefferson Center: 8pm: www.jeffcenter.org. 6 – Riverdance: Salem Civic Center: 7-8pm: 800.745.3000: www.salemciviccenter.com. 8 – WWE Smackdown TV Event: Roanoke Civic Center: 7pm: 877.482.8496: www. roanokeciviccenter.com. 12 – Monster Indoor Flea Market: Roanoke Civic Center: 7am-3pm: 540.206.2414: www.roanokeciviccenter.com. 12 – Beauty and the Beast: Jefferson Center: 2pm: www.jeffcenter.org. 16-20 – Drew Expo: Roanoke Civic Center: Times Vary: 540.853.5483: www. roanokeciviccenter.com. 18 – Alan Jackson Concert: Roanoke Civic Center: 7:30pm: 540.853.5483: www. roanokeciviccenter.com. 22 – Tommy Emmanuel Concert: Jefferson Center: 7:30pm: www.jeffcenter.org. 25,26,27 – Gem & Mineral Show: Salem Civic Center: 800.745.3000: www. salemciviccenter.com.

North Carolina Entertainment

3 – Prayer Breakfast: Caswell County Parks & Recreation Building: 7:30-9:30am: 336.349.5507 or 434.799.1332. 4 – Memory Lane Car Club Cruz-In: Roxboro Commons: 6:30pm: 336.364.2760. 17 – Alive After Five: Merritt Commons: 5:30-9:30pm: 336.599.0918. 25,26,27 – Willow Oak Beach Music Festival: Willow Oak Park: www. willowoakpark.com.

south Boston Entertainment

2-31 – ArtFest: Kirby Gallery, Roxboro: 336.597.1709: www.artsinperson.com. 4 – Manhattan Piano Trio: The Prizery: 7:30pm: 434.572.8339: www.prizery.com. 4,5,6 – Heritage & Antique Macinery Festival: Halifax County Fairgrounds: Times Vary: 434.572.6879: www. halifaxcountyheritagefestival.org. 5,12,26 – Auto Racing: South Boston Speedway: 877.440.1540: www. southbostonspeedway.com. 15 – The Richmond Symphony POPS!: The Prizery: 7:30pm: 434.572.8339: www. prizery.com. 18 – Dancin’ in the Square: Constitution Square Downtown South Boston: 7:30pm: 434.575.4209.

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1 – Ronald Davis Memorial Golf Tournament: Goodyear Golf Club: 12-7pm: 434.791.4944. 1 – Fridays at the Crossing: Carrington Pavilion: 6pm: 434.793.4636: www.danvillevaevents.com. 4-28 – SPEC Kids Fit Camp: Southside Power and Endurance Co.: Ages 10-17: 9-10:30am or 2-3:30pm: 434.770.7461: southsidepnecompany@gmail.com. 15 – Harvest Jubilee Concert Series: Carrington Pavilion: 411pm: 434.793.4636: www.danvillevaevents.com. 21 – Enchanted Evening in the Park: Ballou Park: 6:308:30pm: 434.799.5216: www.danvillevaevents.com. 26 – Fire Truck & Fire Safety: Danville Public LlibraryWestover Branch: 3:30pm: 434.799.5195: www.playdanvilleva.com.

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9,16 – Auto Racing: South Boston Speedway: 877.440.1540: www.southbostonspeedway.com.

Martinsville

1 – First Friday Art Walk: Studio 107: 5-7pm: 276.638.2107: www.piedmontarts.org. 7 – Bob Ross Technique Workshop: Piedmont Arts: 10am3:30pm: 276.632.3221: www.piedmontarts.org.

North Carolina

1 – Golf Tournament: Roxboro Country Club: 11am: www. roxboronc.com. 8 – Greenberg/Overcash Memorial Golf Tournament: Caswell Pines Golf Club: 12pm: 434.793.8255. 22,23 – Personality Festival: Uptown Roxboro: www. roxboronc.com.

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truths in her day-to-day life, and you will realize that you are not alone in this maniacal concept known as parenting. Yes, welcome to 5150 Lunatic Lane- Where skills and tactics are tried, tested, and often fail. But she keeps doing it anyway! Misty’s children Jason-19, Corey-12, Spencer-10, Tucker-9, and Kendall-8 know all too well the joy and sorrow of being a big family. And new husband Scott is still waiting for the punch line.

Happy Birthday Corey! It was Saturday evening and I was reflecting on my busy week. Here’s what I did... Monday April 16th Went for groceries. I’m addicted to the self-check-out! Had to take Kendall to dance for a quick run through of her number, Corey and Spencer to the first baseball game of the season, and Tucker to soccer pictures and practice. Luckily baseball and soccer were in the same park and dance didn’t take long since the recital is next week!!

After everyone was in bed, I left for Wal-Mart. I’m going on a DC field trip with Spencer in the morning and need some snacks! Happy birthday, Nikki! Thursday April 19 We got up at 4am, left home at 4:40 and boarded at 5:00. It was nice to be able to go back to sleep once we got settled in. Spencer wasn’t happy I made him sit with me. But if he hadn’t he would have surely been thrown off the bus.

Tucker fell off the top bleacher and landed on his elbow. Scott took him home to ice it. Jason, Kendall, and I stayed to root the boys on.

My mom took Tucker to the doctor to have his splint adjusted a little but when it was removed he could move his arm quite a bit and had minimal pain. So no more splint!

Tuesday April 17th Took Tucker to get an x-ray. His arm was swollen down to his fingers and it’s very sore. Miraculously, it’s only a little crack. He got a hard splint and nice black sling. He is very excited he didn’t have to get a cast. And thankfully tonight Kendall only has dance for a few minutes. I get to cook supper for a change! Happy birthday, Cameron!

Friday April 20 We got back at midnight and had a great day. The weather was perfect and everyone had a really nice time. We toured the Smithsonian for hours. There is a LOT to see in there. I have to admit my favorite was the Insect Zoo, but everything was very fascinating. After a picnic lunch at the mall, we walked to the Capitol Building. There’s a bit of construction going on. We got some nice pictures on the stairs. When we got over to Pennsylvania Avenue we quickly learned that Obama was on the move. He’d gone to lunch some time ago and was headed back. We waited for him in the only section of sidewalk we were

Wednesday April 18 I did a mound of laundry today, but what’s new. Kendall had dance and Corey and Spencer had another baseball game. It was

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a cold and rainy today and a ball field is the last place I wanted to be. But guess what...no one cares.

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allowed to stand while a man on the White House porch looked at us with binoculars. We didn’t get to see Obama come home, but he waved at us from his SUV a block from his home. I’m getting tired and my feet are starting to hurt. In 4 hours I have to wake up for another adventure... Saturday April 21 Yesterday at 5am Tucker and I woke up to go on his field trip to Jamestown! My legs are a soooo sore! We had a lot of fun though. Tucker was pretty upset that we weren’t allowed to take pictures in the museum. I let him use my camera and boy did he use it! We have pictures of everything! I think his favorite part was seeing the musket being fired. He really was on his best behavior yesterday and I’m very proud of him. I really have no feeling from the waist down. My back hurts from sleeping on a bus two days in a row. This morning Corey, Spencer, and Tucker had a soccer game. I really didn’t want Tucker to play. I’d already told his coach he was out for the season. I wrapped it up just so he would be reminded that it’s still sore. He did great. His team lost. Corey and Spencer played well in the game, but lost as well. Jason and his girlfriend Erica went to her prom tonight. She came over so Scott could take some pictures of them with his new fancy camera. They looked gorgeous and I know they are having a blast right now! I’ve done more laundry today and complained about how sore my legs are. Wonder what next week will hold... SM


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Showcase Magazine May 2012  

The May 2012 issue of Showcase Magazine featuring David Wilson

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