July 2012 - The Claremont Courier

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July 2012 - The Claremont Courier
CLAREMONT INFORMATION
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Volume 6 Issue 7 – July, 2012
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Distributed Throughout Bandys, Catawba, Catfish,
Claremont, Conover, Denver, Lake Norman,
Long Island, Monbo, Mooresville, Murray’s Mill,
Newton, Oxford, Sherrills Ford & Terrell.
Oxford Fire Dept.
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
adds additions to
celebrates 125 years of faith Station 1
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Monthly Community Calender
First Sunday – Claremont Youth Council, City Hall
– 3 p.m. First Monday – Claremont City Council,
City Hall – 7 p.m.; Bunker Hill Athletic Boosters,
Bunker Hill High School – 7 p.m.; Bunker Hill
Optimist Club, Optimist Club House – 7:45 p.m.
Second Monday – Claremont Planning Board, City
Hall – 7 p.m. Third Monday – Bunker Hill Optimist Club, Club House – 7:45 p.m. Fourth Monday
– Claremont Appearance Committee, City Hall – 6
p.m. Every Tuesday – Claremont Fire Department,
Claremont Fire Department – 7 p.m. Fourth Tuesday – Friends of the Library, Claremont Library –
6 p.m. Third Wednesday – Senior’s Morning Out,
First Baptist Church – 8:30 a.m. Every Thursday
– Catawba Valley Rotary Club, Catawba Country
Club, Newton – 7 a.m. First Thursday – Bunker
Hill Band Boosters, Bunker Hill Band Room – 6:30
p.m. Second Thursday – Claremont Rescue Squad
Business Meeting, Claremont Rescue Squad – 7
p.m. Third Thursday – Claremont Lions Club, St.
Mark’s Lutheran Church – 7 p.m.; Claremont Rescue Squad Continuing Education, Claremont Rescue Squad – 7 p.m. Every Friday – Ready To Learn,
Claremont Library – 11 a.m.; Farmers Market, City
Hall – 3-6 p.m., May-September. Third Saturday
– Claremont Optimist Club, Francis Sigman Park
– 3 p.m. Fourth Saturday – Claremont Recreation
Committee, Claremont Library – 7 p.m.
Claremont City Hall – 3288 East Main Street
– Phone: 459-7009, 466-7255 – www.cityofclaremont.org
Claremont City Council – Mayor – David Morrow,
Mayor Pro-Tem – Tim Lowrance, Shawn R. Brown,
Dale Setzer, Jr., Nicky E. Setzer & Dale Sherrill
Claremont Planning & Adjustment Board – Jeff
Barkley, Nick Colson, Ronald H. Cox, Franklin
Harris, Rupert Little, Jack Ledford, Larry C. Pannell, Robert E. Smith & Elizabeth Smyre
Claremont Appearance Committee – Jan Colson,
Sue Karen Falls, Ken Isenhour, Kevin Isenhour,
Glenn Morrison, Jane Robbins & Judy Setzer
Claremont Recreation Committee – Shawn
Brown, Christy Bumgarner, Clara Carson, Jason
Chapman, Paul Gaither, Nanci Gregory, Danny
Hedrick, Robyn Hovis, Jack Little, Tim Lowrance,
Roger Shook, Lisa Travis & Mary Watts
Claremont City Staff – City Manager – Doug Barrick, City Planner – Laurie LoCicero, Finance Director – Stephanie Corn, Receivables Clerk – Glenda
Yount, Administrative Support Clerk – Mandy Buff,
City Attorney – Robert M. Grant, Jr., Special Events
Coordinators – Henry Helton & Susan Tucker
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Grand opening celebration on June
16 includes open house, activities,
displays, demonstrations, and more.
BY SCOTT W. RAMSEY
CLAREMONT – On June 16, the Oxford (Catfish) Fire Department celebrated the grand
opening of their recent addition to Station 1 at
5688 Oxford School Road in Claremont with
an open house/community day event. The
public was invited to attend the event, and
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PHOTO BY SCOTT W. RAMSEY
Dr. Paul D. Winters delivers the children’s sermon during the 125th anniversary worship
celebration on June 10 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in downtown Claremont.
church kicked-off its year long commemoration
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church kicks
of serving the community for the last 125 years
off year long celebration with 125th
with a celebration worship service on June 10.
anniversary worship service.
The church’s very first worship service was
BY SCOTT W. RAMSEY held on June 13, 1887 amidst a grove of pine
CLAREMONT – A common saying among the and oak trees on the first Sunday after the Trincongregation of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church ity. Rev. Luther Melanchthon Hunt presided
in downtown Claremont is, “There is no place and preached at that first outdoor worship serlike St. Mark’s on a Sunday morning,” and it vice, which was common during the summer
has been that way for the past 125 years. The
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Area schools will
see new faces
this school year
Catawba Elementary, Claremont
Elementary, and Bunker Hill High
School make administrative changes.
BY SCOTT W. RAMSEY
NEWTON – When the 2012-2013 school year
starts for Catawba County School (CCS) on
Aug. 7, students will see some new faces at
Catawba Elementary, Claremont Elementary,
and Bunker Hill High School. Catawba Elementary School will have a new principal, ClareCONTINUED ON PAGE 11
Catawba approves Claremont
Conover makes
2012-2013 budget approves 2013
planning board
despite opposition proposed budget appointments
Town Council approves budget with
3-2 vote and strong opposition from
Catawba Fire Department.
Claremont FY 2012-2013 Budget
set at $2,371,500 with a decrease in
spending by 6.2 percent.
James Ten Kate, Steven P. Kiger, and
Jim Rice are appointed to Conover
Planning Board at June 4 meeting.
CATAWBA – It took the Catawba Town Council two meetings and two votes before the Fiscal Year 2012-2013 Annual Budget was approved for the Town of Catawba. A 3-2 vote
was recorded during the June 4, 2012 Town of
Catawba Regular Town Council Meeting, but
one council member asked that a special meet-
BY SCOTT W. RAMSEY
CLAREMONT – The big news from the June
4, 2012 City of Claremont Regular City Council
Meeting was that the Fiscal Year 2012-2013
Proposed Budget was approved. According
to Claremont City Manager, Doug Barrick the
budget is set for $2,371,500, and will see an
overall decrease in spending by 6.2 percent.
BY SCOTT W. RAMSEY
CONOVER – During the June 4, 2012 City of
Conover Regular City Council Meeting, James
Ten Kate, Steven P. Kiger, and Jim Rice were
appointed to the City of Conover Planning
Board by the Conover City Council. It was also
announced that Kate was also named Chairman of the Planning Board. In addition to the
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BY SCOTT W. RAMSEY
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CLAREMONT INFORMATION
Claremont Police Department – 3301 East Main
Street – Phone: 459-9295 – www.claremontpolice.
com
Chief of Police – Gerald R. Tolbert, Captain – Gary
Bost; Training Specialists – David Pruitt, Community Relations – Terri Pope, Administrative Assistant – Pamela Shook, Reccords – Sandra Miller
Claremont Fire Department – 2850 Firehouse
Lane – Phone: 459-9296 – www.claremontfd.net
Fire Chief – Gary W. Sigmon, Assistant Fire Chief
– Brian K. Helms, Captains – Jason A. Lowrance,
Lieutenants – Bruce Hartsoe & Eddie Chapman
Oxford “Catfish” Fire Department – 5688 Oxford
School Road – Phone: 459-9678 – www.oxfordcatfishfd.com
Fire Chief – Wayne Smith, Assistant Fire Chief –
Donnie Deal
Claremont Public Works Department – 2748
South Oxford Street – Phone: 466-7197 – www.
cityofclaremont.org
Director – Thomas Winkler
Claremont Rescue Squad Base 1 – 2748 South
Oxford Street – Phone: 459-7968 – www.claremontrescue.org
Chief – Eric Jones, Assistant Chief – Steve Norris,
Captain – Billie Peeler, Lieutenants – Jamie Hinson, Ryan Smith & J.P. Peeler, Secretary/Treasurer
– Gary Reitzel
Base 2 – 5710 Highway 16 North – Phone: 2566423
Claremont Branch Library – 3288 East Main Street
– Phone: 466-6817 – www.catawbacountync.gov
Branch Manager – Richard Haunton
Hours: Tue.-Fri., 12 to 6 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Claremont Friends of the Library Officers – Chairperson – Glenn A. Morrison, Secretary – Mary Moser, Historian – Shirley Harwell
Claremont Elementary School – 3384 East Main
Street – Phone: 459-7921 – www.catawbaschools.
net
Principal – Kim Yancey, Assistant Principal – Kathy
Keane
Oxford Elementary School – 5915 Oxford School
Road – Phone: 459-7220 – www.catawbaschools.net
Principal – Kelly Nicholson, Assistant Principal –
Cynthia O’Neal
Mill Creek Middle School – 1041 Shiloh Road –
Phone: 241-2711 – www.catawbaschools.net
Principal – Robert Rucker, Assistant Principal –
Mitzi Story
River Bend Middle School – 4670 Oxford School
Road – Phone: 241-2754 – www.catawbaschools.net
Principal – Donna Heavner, Assistant Principal –
Stephen Hensley
Bunker Hill High School – 4675 Oxford School
Road – Phone: 241-3355 – www.catawbaschools.net
Principal – Jeff Taylor, Assistant Principals – Alisa
Ferguson & Lee Miller
Claremont City Park – East Main Street (next to
Claremont Elementary School) – www.cityofclaremont.org – Winter Hours – Oct. 1 - March 31
from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Summer Hours – April 1 Sept. 30 from 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. The park features
playground equipment, lighted tennis courts, picnic
shelters, amphitheater with stage, a quarter milepaved walking trail, and camping sites.
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Interesting facts about traveling
FROM THE PUBLISHER
BY SCOTT W. RAMSEY
ummer is the most popular season of the
year for people to travel or take a vacation, and regardless of your economic situation there are some very interesting and affordable attractions located fairly close to this
area that are worth a visit. Now there are thousands of attractions worth seeing in the southeast, and this is just a short list of some of the
most popular, largest, tallest or otherwise highly
ranked in the region, the nation, and the world.
The Biltmore House on Biltmore Estate in
Asheville is the largest house in America with
approximately four acres of floor space. The
French Renaissance chateau contains 250
rooms with 65 fireplaces, 34 bedrooms, an indoor pool, a bowling alley and more. Biltmore
S
Estate is also home to the most visited winery
in the US. The most visited national park in the
US is the Great Smoky Mountains National
Park in Tennessee and NC, About ten million
visitors visit the park each year, and is located
along the North Carolina and Tennessee border and is open 24 hours every day of the year.
The highest point east of the Mississippi
River is Mount Mitchell in Mount Mitchell
State Park in NC. At 6,684 feet, Mount Mitchell is the highest peak in the eastern US. The
1,946 acre park offers breathtaking vistas,
hiking trails, camping, picnic areas, a summit observation platform, interpretive center,
concession stand, and more. The tallest brick
lighthouse in the US is the Cape Hatteras
Lighthouse on the Outer Banks of NC. Having a height of 210 feet above mean sea level,
and the focal height of the light is 192.20 feet.
The tallest active
sand dune system
in the eastern US
is Jockey’s Ridge
at Jockey’s Ridge
State Park in Nags
Head, NC. The shifting ridge consists of
three sand peaks,
amounting to about
6,000,000 dump truck
loads. In addition to
the dunes, Jockey’s
Ridge also includes
a maritime thicket
RAMSEY
and the Roanoke
sound estuary. The world’s largest aquarium
is located at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, GA. The aquarium has more than eight
million gallons of water and more aquatic
life than any other aquarium in the world.
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Common sense can keep you safe in hot weather
CATAWBA COUNTY CORNER
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BY DAVE HARDIN
ot weather is back so it’s time again
to think about the dangers of the season. Be aware of heat-related illness-
es, such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke,
that can occur when your body can’t keep itself
cool. Get medical help right away if you have
skin that feels hot and dry, but not sweaty; confusion or loss of consciousness; frequent vomiting; shortness of breath; or trouble breathing.
If you’re tired of impersonal pharmacy service, long lines and never
seeing the same pharmacist behind the counter, you should consider
switching to your local Medicap Pharmacy® store. The Medicap
Pharmacy® store focus is pharmacy, quality health care products, and
services. Plus, they offer periodic health care screenings. They offer easy
access to the pharmacist, prompt, friendly personalized service, and
because most stores are locally owned, you’ll see the same familiar face
behind the counter. When you’re ready to transfer your prescriptions,
don’t worry, just stop in, they’ll make it easy!
Now, that’s a healthy dose of reality.
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459.2149 – Bob Busbee, R.Ph.
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Are your children
“bike safe?” Many bicycle injuries can be
prevented by wearing
a helmet. Even a child
who is using training wheels should
wear one. Check to
see that the bike has
good brakes, a front
light and effective
reflecting
material.
Make sure children
ride bikes only in safe
areas, at safe times.
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In Loving
Memory Of
JOHN A. BUSBEE
April 6, 1918 – November 7, 2007
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CLAREMONT INFORMATION
Bunker Hill Covered Bridge – 2 miles east of Claremont on NC Hwy. 70 – Phone: 465-0383 – www.
catawbahistory.org
Hours: Sun.-Sat., 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Designated as a
National Civil Engineering Landmark in 2001, is the
only remaining example in wood of the Improved Lattice Truss patented by General Herman Haupt.
CATAWBA INFORMATION
Monthly Community Calender
First Monday – Catawba Town Council, Town Hall
– 7 p.m. Third Monday – Downtown Catawba Advisory Committee, Town Hall – 5:30 p.m.; Bandys
High School Athletic Boosters, Bandys High School
– 7 p.m. Every Tuesday – Catawba Fire Department,
Catawba Fire Department – 7 p.m. Third Tuesday – Bandys High School Band Boosters, Bandys
High School – 6:30 p.m. First & Third Wednesday
– Balls Creek Optimist Club, Club House – 7:30
p.m. Second Thursday – Small Town Main Street
Committee, Town Hall – 6 p.m. Fourth Thursday –
Catawba Planning Board, Town Hall – 7 p.m.
Catawba Town Hall – 108 North Main Street;
Phone: 241-2215 – www.townofcatawbanc.org
Catawba Town Council – Mayor – Vance Readling
– Mayor Pro-Tem – Karen Ester, Jeff Hendren, Tom
Johnston & Robin Robinson
Catawba Planning Board – Chair – Trent Cloninger,
Linda Charles, Kathy Ervin, Kay Gantt, John Gilbert, Clyde Robinson, Isaiah Springs & Rick Young
Downtown Catawba Advisory Committee – CoChairmen, Karen Ester & Lynn Poole, Dennis Ester, Dr. Donald Gray, Tom Johnston, Vance Readling
& Todd Reed
Catawba Town Staff – Town Manager – Brian Barnett, Town Clerk – Kathy Johnson, Town Attorney
– Crystal Davis, Town Planner – John Kinley, Public Works Director – Cary Broadwell, Public Works
Assistant – Claude Gwynn
Catawba Police Department – 107 South Main
Street – Phone: 241-4888
Police Chief – Mike Nash
Catawba Fire Department – 108 North Main
Street – Phone: 241-4955 – www.catawbafire.org
Fire Chief – Donald Robinson – Assistant Fire
Chiefs – Trent Cloninger & Kelly Pope
Bandys Crossroads Fire Department – 1611 Buffalo Shoals Road – Base 1: Phone: 241-2111 – Base
2: Phone: 428-3897 – www.catawbacountync.gov
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July, 2012 • Volume 6 Issue 7 • www.theclaremontcourier.net
Catawba passes FY 2012-2013 budget despite opposition
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ing be held to re-vote on the budget because
the town did not follow proper protocol when
approving the budget. When the council held
their Special Meeting on June 18, 2012, Town
Manager, Brian Barnett stated that the council’s vote on June 4 was legitimate. A second
vote was then taken in order to make sure nobody had a change of heart, but the result was
another 3-2 vote and the budget passed again.
The June 4, 2012 Town of Catawba Regular
Town Council Meeting was held at Catawba
Town Hall in downtown Catawba at 7 p.m.
The meeting was officially Called to Order
by Town of Catawba Mayor, Vance Readling,
which was followed by the Rev. Greg Alms
from Redeemer Lutheran Church delivering
the Invocation. Readling then led everyone
through the Pledge of Allegiance before the
council approved the Minutes from the May
7, 2012 Regular Council Meeting; the May
21, 2012 Budget Workshop; and the June 4,
2012 Agenda. The floor was then opened for
the first Public Comment Period, and when
nobody approached the podium, Brian Barnett
then delivered the Town Manager’s Report.
Barnett started things off by delivering the
Town Financial Report. Barnett said everything was looking good, and all the numbers
looked a lot better than last year. Departmental
Briefs came next, and Cary Broadwell, Public
Works Department Director said that the department would be finishing work at David
A. Hunsucker Memorial Park in conjunction
with an Eagle Scout project. Catawba Police
Chief, Mike Nash then stated that the department would be hosting a new Catawba Police
Academy session in September, and applications can be found at the police department
and town hall. It was then reported that the
Catawba Fire Department recently received
a $30,000 grant to purchase protective turnout gear, 800 MHz mobile radios, multi gas
monitor, rescue saw, and SCBA face masks.
Old Business was next on the agenda, and
the council first received an update on the
East Central Avenue drainage project. Barnett
then gave an update on the master plan for
the Catawba Small Town Main Street Committee. Barnett stated that the committee has
proposed a streetscape project, which would
help spruce up Main Street, and attract new
businesses to the area. The meeting then
entered into a Public Hearing to receive public comment regarding the FY 2012-2013
Annual Budget for the Town of Catawba.
Once the public hearing was closed, the
meeting then entered into New Business. The
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council quickly approved a Memorandum of
Agreement Regarding Implementation and Administration of a Countywide Gang Prevention
Initiative Grant; a Fire Inspection Agreement;
Resolution 2012-5 – Agreement to Continue
Participation in the North Carolina Small Town
Main Street Program; Resolution 2012-6 –
Resolution Supporting the Installation of a Traffic Light at the Intersection of Highway 70 and
Highway 10; Ordinance 2012-4 FY 2011-2012
Budget Transfers; Resolution 2012-7 – Resolution Outlining the Participation of Retired
Employees in the Municipal Insurance Trust
Program; and Ordinance 2012-6 – Adopting
the Fee Schedule for Fiscal Year 2012-2013.
New Business was closed out after the
council approved Ordinance 2012-5 – Establishing Revenues and Expenditures for
the Fiscal Year 2012-2013. The budget is
for $856,438, which is a 22.76 percent decrease from the FY 2011-2012 budget. Most
town departments will see a decrease from
last year, including a 10.31 percent decrease
in administration, a 7.31 percent decrease
from the police department, and a 25.27
percent decrease from the fire department.
The floor was then opened up for the second
Public Comment Period, and numerous members of the fire department and town residents
approached the podium to speak out about the
proposed budget cuts to the fire department.
Barnett explained that the department cuts
included retiring old debt and interest payments on a truck and fire engine, but that the
department’s operational budget will only see
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an actual decrease of around three percent.
Once the podium was closed for public comments, the meeting entered into a Closed Session Meeting. Once the closed session meeting was adjourned, Catawba Mayor, Vance
Readling Adjourned the June 4, 2012 Town
of Catawba Regular Town Council Meeting.
During the June 18, 2012 Town of Catawba
Special Town Council Meeting, the main topic of
discussion was the FY 2012-2013 Budget, and
if the vote was legitimate. Barnett stated that
the vote taken on June 4 was legitimate and another vote was not necessary. Catawba Mayor,
Vance Readling asked that a second vote be
taken on the matter, and after another 3-2 vote
in favor of the proposed budget the FY 20122013 Budget was approved once again. During the special meeting other topics that were
discussed included a street paving project and
risk management services for the town. Once
the special meeting was over, Mayor Readling
Adjourned the June 18 Special Meeting.
All Town of Catawba Town Council meetings
are held on the first Monday of every month, at
7 p.m., at Catawba Town Hall at 108 North Main
Street in downtown Catawba, unless it falls on
a major holiday at 7 p.m. All town council meetings are open to the public. For more information or questions, call Catawba Town Hall during
regular business hours at 241-2215, e-mail to
[email protected], or visit www.
townofcatawbanc.org or their Facebook page.
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ty tips in mind for any time spent outdoors:
• Wear insect repellent with DEET to
avoid exposure to mosquitoes, and make
sure to remove all sources of standing water where mosquitoes can breed.
• Watch out for snakes, which can be deadly,
strike quickly and are sometimes hard to see.
• Avoid wearing clothing with floral patterns that may attract stinging insects. If you
have known allergies to insect stings, be
sure to carry an insect sting kit. If you are
stung, use a credit card to sweep away the
stinger. If you aren’t allergic to insect repellents, they can help you avoid insect stings.
• If you find a tick, grasp it with fine-tipped
tweezers as close to the skin as possible
and pull slowly. Wash the area where you
were bitten and apply antiseptic or antibi-
infection.
See a physician if there are signs of a rash.
• Keep cold foods cold. Foods used daily should
be kept cold to avoid food poisoning. Don’t store
perishable foods in a car since temperatures
inside a car are usually hotter than outside.
• Keep children away from grills and lighter
fluid. If someone is burned, first get the victim
away from the source of the burn. Cool the
burn by applying large amounts of cold water
(not ice) immediately. Cover the burn loosely
using dry, sterile dressings or a clean cloth.
Keep these summer safety tips in mind and
you may be able to avoid some of the common
injuries that occur during this fun time of the year.
Dave Hardin is the Public Information Officer for Catawba County. For more information or questions, visit the Catawba
County Web site at www.catawbacountync.
Some interesting facts about traveling
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The world’s largest piece of exposed granite is Stone Mountain Park in Stone Mountain,
GA. The mountain is 825 feet tall and is 1,683
feet above sea level, and is the world’s largest
known free-standing piece of exposed granite.
The site draws more than four million visitors
a year, and is Georgia’s most popular attrac-
tion. And the largest known cave system in
the world is at Mammoth Cave National Park
in Mammoth Cave, KY. Mammoth Cave has
more than 365 miles of passages that have
been explored, surveyed and mapped. Subterranean geologic features include stalactites, stalagmites, helictites, travertine dams,
and several types of gypsum formations.
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CATAWBA INFORMATION
Catawba Rescue Squad – 300 Second Street SE –
Phone: 241-3111 – www.catawbarescue.com
Chief – Donald B. Houston
David A. Hunsucker Memorial Park – 101 Third
Street NW – Phone: 241-2215 – www.townofcatawbanc.org
Oxford Convenience Center – 4637 Lookout Dam
Road – Phone: 241-3774
Hours: Wed.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Town of Catawba Historical Association – President – John Gilbert, Vice-President – Marilyn Gabriel, Secretary – Arlene Sigmon, Historian – Albert Keiser, Jr., Trustees – Helen Campbell, Linda
Charles, Barbara Lynch, Bill Rhyne, & Jennifer
Whisnant
Catawba Rosenwald Education Center – 403
Rosenwald School Street – Phone: 241-2734 –
www.catawbaschools.net
Principal – Tim Conaway, Assistant Principal –
Jerry Gouge
Catawba Elementary School – 5415 Hudson
Chapel Road – Phone: 241-3131 – www.catawbaschools.net
Principal – Todd Sudderth, Assistant Principal –
Kisha Clemons
Bandys High School – 5040 East Bandys Road –
Phone: 241-3171 – www.catawbaschools.net
Principal – Todd Black – Assistant Principals –
Tammy Sharpe & Stephen Westmoreland
Murray’s Mill Historic Site – 1489 Murray’s Mill
Road – Phone: 241-4299, 465-0383 – www.catawbahistory.org
Hours: Fri.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sun., 1:30 to 4:30
p.m. Group tours of 10 or more by appointment.
Features original one-ton French buhr millstones,
and includes Murray’s Mill, Murray & Minges
General Store, Wheathouse Exhibit Gallery & John
Murray House.
Dr. Q.M. Little House 1873 Museum – 101 West
First Street SW – Phone: 241-4077, 241-2424
Tours by appointment. Features six-room brick
home with artifacts and displays that depict the history of Catawba and the surrounding area. The National Little Library is also available for research.
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Monthly Community Calender
Third Monday – Lake Norman Garden Club, various locations – 12 p.m. Second Tuesday – Chamber of Commerce Southeast Area Council, Sherrills
Ford/Terrell Fire & Rescue Building – 4 p.m. Third
Tuesday – Friends of The Library, Sherrills Ford Library – 7 p.m. Every Wednesday – Sherrills Ford/
Terrell Rotary Club, Sherrills Ford/Terrell Fire &
Rescue Building – 7:30 a.m.; Preschool/Toddler
Story Time, Sherrills Ford Library – 10 a.m. First
Wednesday – Sherrills Ford Optimist Club, Sherrills
Ford Optimist Park – 7 p.m. Every Thursday – Preschool/Toddler Music Time, Sherrills Ford Library –
10 a.m. Second & Fourth Thursday – Sherrills Ford
Lions Club, Lions Den – 6:30 p.m.
Sherrills Ford /Terrell Fire & Rescue Headquarters – 4011 Slanting Bridge Road – Phone: 4782131 – www.sftfr.net
Base 1 – 8073 Sherrills Ford Road – Phone: 4789105, Base 2 – 4385 Mt. Pleasant Road – Phone:
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SHERRILLS FORD/TERRELL
INFORMATION
704-483-9531, Base 3 – 4582 Burris Road, Denver
– Phone: 478-3296
Sherrills Ford Branch Library – 8456 Sherrills
Ford Road – Phone: 478-2729 – www.catawbacountync.gov
Branch Manager: April Green
Hours: Tue., 12 to 8 p.m.; Wed. - Fri., 9 a.m. to 6
p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sherrills Ford Convenience Center – 8876 Sherrills Ford Road – Phone: 478-2248
Hours: Wed.-Sun.; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sherrills Ford Elementary School – 8103 Sherrills Ford Road – Phone: 478-2662 – www.catawbaschools.net
Principal – Shelly Black, Assistant Principal –
Heather Houser
CONOVER INFORMATION
Monthly Community Calendar
First Monday – Conover City Council, City Hall –
7 p.m. Second Monday – Newton-Conover School
Board, 1924 Courthouse, Newton – 7 p.m. First &
Third Monday – Conover Lions Club, CVMC Jade
Room – 6:45 p.m.; and Newton-Conover Athletic
Boosters, Newton-Conover High School AV Room –
6:30 p.m. Every Tuesday – Newton-Conover Roatry
Club, Catawba Country Club – 12 p.m. Third Tuesday – Conover Planning Board, City Hall – 7 p.m.
Every Saturday – Conover Farmers Market, 109 1st
Street East – 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., April-October.
Conover City Hall – 101 First Street East – Phone:
464-1191 – www.ci.conover.nc.us
Conover City Council – Mayor – Lee E. Moritz,
Jr., Mayor Pro-Tem – Kyle J. Hayman, Don A. Beal,
Bruce R. Eckard, Joie Fulbright & Janice B. Herman
Conover Planning Board – Chairman – Joe Kaylor,
Vice-Chairman – James Ten Kate, David C. Brown,
Robert Jarrett, Janette L. Sims, Mike Long, Helen Y.
Whitfield, James Ten Kate, Steven P. Kiger, Jim Rice
& Ryan Spleet, ETJ Member – Ken R. Hilderbran
Conover Zoning Board of Adjustments – City
Members – Chairman – Donald Bumgarner, Donald
Hedrick & Richard Grant, ETJ Members – Harvey
Lee Sipe & Ray Hilderbran
Conover City Staff – Town Manager – Donald
Duncan, Jr., City Clerk – Clara C. Reed, City Finance Director – Vickie K. Schlichting, City Attorney – Martin Pannell, City Planner – Lance Hight,
Public Works Director – Jimmy Clark
Conover Police Department – 115 Second Avenue
NE – Phone: 464-4698 – www.ci.conover.nc.us
Chief of Police – Steve Brewer
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Conover approves planning board appointments
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Planning Board appointments, the council also
announced it has appointed Lee Moritz and Leroy Lail to the Tourism Development Authority.
The June 4, 2012 City of Conover City Council Regular Meeting was held at Conover
City Hall in downtown Conover at 7 p.m. The
meeting was officially Called to Order by City
of Conover Mayor, Lee E. Moritz, Jr., which
was followed by Rev. Joe Dillard from New
Life Fellowship Church who delivered the Invocation. Boy Scout Troop 383 from Concordia Lutheran Church then lead everyone in
attendance through the Pledge of Allegiance,
before the council Approved the Minutes
from the Regular Meeting on May 7, 2012,
and the Special Meeting on May 15, 2012.
Moving forward, the council then presented
a Certificate of Appreciation to Joe W. Kaylor.
The council then adopted Ordinance 10-12 –
Amending the 2011-2012 Budget Ordinance.
This ordinance increased the general fund
balance appropriation $110,000 which represents solid waste fees collected in the operational fund to be set aside for future sanitation/recycling capital purchases. Ordinance
11-12 – Amending the 2011-2012 Budget
Ordinance was then adopted. This ordinance
amends the general capital reserve fund by
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from the general fund to be reserved for future
purchase of sanitation/recycling equipment.
The council then adopted Ordinance 12-12 –
Amending the 2011-2012 Budget Ordinance.
This ordinance amends the 2011-2012 budget
ordinance by reducing the transfer to the Broyhill Re-Development CPO $9,520 and increasing contracted services in the Conover Station
department to provide for cleaning, heating
and air conditioning, and elevator contracted
services costs incurred once the building
construction was complete. Ordinance 13-12
– Broyhill Re-Development Capital Project Ordinance Amendment was then adopted. This
amendment to the Broyhill Re-Development
Capital Project Ordinance increased the transfer from the general fund $45,480 to pay for
professional services not previously budgeted
for primarily legal expenses for the project.
A Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of the
Fiscal Year 2012-2013 Budget was then held.
Once the public hearing was closed, the council adopted Ordinance 14-12 – Adoption of the
FY 2012-2013 Budget Ordinance, and Resolution 11-12 – Amending the Schedule of Fees.
Ordinance 15-12 – Broyhill Re-Development
Capital Project Ordinance Amendment was
then adopted by the council. This ordinance
amends the Broyhill Re-Development Capital
Project Ordinance by decreasing the sale of
capital assets by $560,000 and reducing the
transfer to the general fund capital reserve by
$560,000. A Public Hearing to Consider and
Amendment to the Conover City Code – Zoning Ordinance, Division 12, Section 312.4.6
Mixed Use District (a) Permitted Uses was then
held. After the public hearing was closed, the
council adopted Ordinance 16-12 – Amending the Conover Code of Ordinances – Zoning Ordinance Division 12, Section 312.4.6
- Mixed Use District (a) Permitted Uses.
The council then held a Public Hearing – To
Consider an Amendment to the Conover Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map from City of
Conover M-1 (General Manufacturing) and
R-9 (Residential) to City of Conover MX (Mixed
Use) and OS (Open Space) – City of Conover
property located at Conover Station containing approximately 18 acres. The council then
adopted Ordinance 17-12 – Amending the
Conover Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map.
A Public Hearing – To Consider an Amendment
to the Conover Zoning Ordinance and Zoning
Map from City of Conover R9-A (Residential
Single Family) to City of Conover NR (Neighborhood Residential Single Family) – Rock Barn
Properties, Inc. property located in the Walnut
Ridge Subdivision and containing approximately 7.8 acres was then held. After the public
hearing, the council then adopted Ordinance
18-12 – Amending the Conover Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map from City of Conover.
Moving forward, the council approved a
Contract Agreement Between Catawba
County and the City of Conover for Animal
Services Shelter. The council then adopted
Resolution 12-12 – Conover Planning Board
Chairman Appointment – James Ten Kate;
Resolution 13-12 – Conover Planning Board
Appointment – Steven P. Kiger; Resolution
14-12 – Conover Planning Board Appointment
– Jim Rice; and Resolution 15-12 – Tourism Development Authority Appointments.
The council then heard the various Committee Reports, before Donald E. Duncan,
Jr. delivered the monthly City Manager’s
Report. Once Duncan was finished, Comments from Visitors and Guests were heard
by the council. Once everyone had a chance
to speak the floor was closed to public comments, and the June 4, 2012 City of Conover
Regular City Council meeting was Adjourned
by City of Conover Mayor, Lee E. Moritz, Jr.
All City of Conover City Council meetings are
held on the first Monday of the month, unless
it falls on a major holiday at 7 p.m., at Conover
City Hall at 101 1st Street East in downtown
Conover. All city council meetings are open
to the public, and everyone is encouraged
to attend. For more information or questions
about the City of Conover, call Conover City
Hall at 464-1191, or visit www.conovernc.
gov
or
www.facebook.com/ConoverNC.
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Claremont approves FY 2012-2013 proposed budget
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Barrick also stated that the budget will have
an increased focus on local business support and EDC efforts, expand city programs
and services, and support continued partnerships with the county and local governments
to save money. Other highlights in the budget
included capital improvements in the form of
purchasing a new police patrol vehicle; starting a Police 101 class, adding a second city
mural, building a greenway trail, improvements
to Francis Sigman Park, city hall renovations,
police department renovations, construction
of a fire department district station, and the
replacement of a fire service truck, fire chief
vehicle, fleet vehicles for city hall and public works, mowing tractor, backup generator,
800 MHz radios; and numerous street signs.
The June 4, 2012 City of Claremont Regular
City Council Meeting was held at Claremont
City Hall in downtown Claremont at 7 p.m.
The meeting was officially Called to Order
by City of Claremont Mayor, David Morrow,
which was followed by the Approval of the
Agenda. Rev. Hilton from Lighthouse Ministries in Claremont then delivered the Invocation, and council member, Nicky Setzer lead
everyone through the Pledge of Allegiance.
Next on the agenda was the Mayor’s Report, and once the report was over the council
quickly approved the Minutes from the Regular
Meeting on May 7, 2012, which was followed
by the Citizen’s Concerns and Comments portion of the meeting. Once the floor was closed
for public comments, the council then listened
to two Presentations regarding the Claremont
Youth Council (CYC). The first presentation recognized several CYC members that would be
graduating, and then all of the members of the
CYC, which included Clara Ervin, Matt Benfield,
Caroline Franklin, Stacey Ledbetter, Nathan
Sherrill, Autumn Edwards, Katelynn Patterson,
Abbie Setzer, and Allie Setzer. The second
presentation was the CYC year end report.
Next on the agenda was two Public Hearings,
and included one on the City of Claremont Fiscal Year 2013 Proposed Budget, and one re-
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garding a Text Amendment 12-02 – Electronic
Gaming Operations. Once the public hearings
were closed, Old Business was next, and with
no Old Business on the agenda the meeting
then entered into New Business. New Business started off with the council approving Ordinance 14-11 – Fiscal Year 2013 Budget for
$2,371,500. The council then approved Ordinance 15-11 – Electronic Gaming Operations.
New Business continued when the council approved an Animal Shelter and Services
Contract with Catawba County, the 2013 Fire
Inspection Contract, an Audit Contract, a Budget Transfer, and a Planning Services Contract
with the WPCOG. Once New Business was
closed, the meeting then entered into the Department and Committee Reports portion of the
meeting. The Claremont Youth Council (CYC)
report was first, and advisor Susan Tucker was
recognized for her work with the group, and that
the CYC is currently enrolling new members for
the 2012-2013 school year. The Claremont Fire
Department report came next, and Fire Chief,
Gary Sigmon stated that the department responded to 17 calls, performed six fire prevention programs, installed one smoke detector,
replaced one smoke detector battery, and performed 16 child safety seat inspections in May.
The Claremont Police Department report was
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next, and Police Chief, Gerald Tolbert stated
that during the month of May the department
answered 822 calls, performed 1,153 property
checks, answered six animal calls, performed
45 business escorts, assisted 14 motorists,
provided six funeral escorts, and answered 14
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Mark Hays had recently been hired by the department as police officers. The Public Works
Department report was next, and Public Works
Director, Tom Winkler reported that the department picked up 5.32 tons of rough trash, spent
160 hours mowing, and took 745 bags of leaves
to the landfill. The Appearance Committee report came next, and David and Linda Call in Old
Savannah were presented with a Boxcar Grille
gift certificate for having the Yard of the Month.
Doug Barrack then delivered his monthly
City Manager’s Report, and once his report
was finished the council then entered into a
Closed Session Meeting. After the Closed
Session Meeting, the June 4, 2012 City of
Claremont Regular City Council Meeting was
Adjourned. All City of Claremont City Council meetings are held on the first Monday of
every month, unless it falls on a major holiday at 7 p.m., at Claremont City Hall at 3288
East Main Street in downtown Claremont.
For more information, call Claremont City
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CONOVER INFORMATION
Conover Fire Department – Station One, 122
Conover Boulevard East – Station Two, 1011 Hwy.
70 West – Phone: 464-1295 – www.ci.conover.nc.us
Fire Chief – J. Mark Hinson
Newton-Conover Rescue Squad – Base 1, 337 East
A Street, Newton – Phone: 465-2958 – Base 2, 2705
North College Avenue, Newton – Phone: 466-0176
– www.newtonconoverrescue.org
Conover Branch Library – 101 First Street East –
Phone: 466-5108 – www.catawbacountync.gov
Hours: Tue., 12 to 8 p.m.; Wed.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 6
p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Conover School – 108 Seventh Street Place SW –
Phone: 464-9532 – www.nccs.k12.nc.us
Principal – Betsy Rosenbalm, Assistant Principal –
Valerie Leath
Lyle Creek Elementary School – 1845 Edgewater
Drive – Phone: 464-0299 – www.catawba.k12.nc.us
Principal – Sharon Harwood, Assistant Principal –
Kim Yancey
Shuford Elementary School – 810 Hunsucker
Drive – Phone: 464-1973 – www.nccs.k12.nc.us
Principal – Shane Whitener
St. Stephens Elementary School – 684 30th Street
NE – Phone: 256-2570 – www.catawba.k12.nc.us
Principal – Donna Sigmon, Assistant Principal –
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Riverbend Park – 6700 NC Hwy. 16 North – Phone:
256-9157 – www.catawbacountync.gov
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Catawba County Firefighters Museum – 3957
Herman Sipe Road – Phone: 466-0911 – www.
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Open Fri. & Sat., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sun., 1 to 4 p.m.
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THE CLAREMONT COURIER
HALL OF FAME
Bob & Cheryl Ramsey; Bob & Rita Busbee;
Helen Ramsey; In Memory of Pauline Yount;
Mary Frances Busbee; Willard Yount; Mary
Boggs; Mike Pannell; Mitchell Setzer;
Smith Setzer & Sons, Inc.; In Memory of
Russell Boggs; In Honor of Nell Hewitt;
Town of Catawba Historical Association, Inc.
Board Members; In Memory of
PJ Stanley; Rev. Dennis & Jean Richards;
Jerald & Carolyn Leonhardt; Peggy Miller;
Loretta Hiatt; & Thelma Wysong
To make a donation and have your name placed
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Oxford Fire Department celebrates additions to Station 1
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to also tour the new additions to the station.
The open house/community day event began
with a building dedication ceremony, and the
Catawba County Fire Association Honor Guard presenting the
nations colors. Activities held
during the event included free
food and drinks, educational activities for children; inflatables,
displays and demonstrations of
fire trucks, ambulances/rescue
squad and equipment; vehicle
rescue operations; infant critical
care; fire extinguisher/sprinkler
operation; and a smoke house.
The NC State Highway Patrol, Med-Center
Air, NC National Guard, Claremont Rescue
Squad, Catawba Valley Medical Center, American Red Cross, NC Forest Service, Safe Kids,
and the Catawba County Fire Marshall were
also represented during the event. Also there
were hotdogs, chips, desserts, and drinks.
Construction for the additions started in
July 2011, and the new additions to the station included upgrades to the recreation/
break room, kitchen, training room, activity
room, serving area, radio room, bathrooms,
and an exercise room. Another part of the
project included a new 40 foot by 40 foot detached building to be used for storage space,
as well as an expanded parking lot. The additions and upgrades will provide better training
facilities for the firefighters, increased space for fire protection
equipment, and much-needed
administrative office space.
The Oxford (Catfish) Fire Department currently has 38 volunteers, 10 junior members,
and 20 ladies auxiliary members. The department also has
seven part-time employees
as well as a chief and assistant chief that man the station Monday through Friday throughout the
day. The Oxford (Catfish) Volunteer Fire Department was chartered in 1967, and operates with a fleet of six pieces of suppression
equipment. The department stays active with
various station tours and fire prevention programs to students and local organizations.
The Oxford (Catfish) Fire Department is located
at 5688 Oxford School Road in Claremont. For
more information or questions, call 459-9678,
fax to 459-9676, e-mail to [email protected]
com, or visit www.oxfordcatfishfd.com, or www.
catawbacountync.gov/Fire/Departments.asp.
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Sherrills Ford Lions Club
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SHERRILLS FORD – The Sherrills Ford Lions
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breakfast fundraiser on July 14 from 8 to 10 a.m.,
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4791 South Depot Street in Claremont. July’s
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St. Mark’s Lutheran Church celebrates 125 years of service to Claremont
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months at that time. Once the weather turned
cold, the worship services and Sunday school
was held at the home of James W. Sigmon
where Connor Management stands today. The
church was founded by 60 charter members
(Polly Huffman Berry, David Franklin, Delila
Deal, John Franklin, Laura Deal, John H. Frazier, Callie Frazier, Alfred Hollar, Ruanna Hollar, George W. Hollar, H. Lee Hollar, Robert P.
Hollar, Jennie Deal Hollar, Minnie Hamilton,
Martha Howard, David Hufman, Jemina Hufman, Harriet Hufman, William C. Hufman,
John D. Kelly, Arabella Kelly, Clyde E. Mingus,
John F. Mingus, M. Henry Mingus, M.S. Mingus, Florence Mingus, Sidney A. Mingus, Henderson P. Pope, Elizabeth Pope, Cecila Elizabeth Pope, Joan G. Price, D. Franklin Shook,
Emeline Hufman Shook, Carlos Hartwell, Betty
Sipe, Carm Sipe, Dorcas Sipe, Levina Sipe,
Adolpheus E. Sigmon, Malinda Sigmon, Calvin A. Sigmon, Henry Jerome Sigmon, Henry
Lanson, Mahala Sigmon, Henry Sigmon, Ellen
Sigmon, James W. Sigmon, Marcus Sigmon,
Martha Sigmon, N.C. Sigmon, Angeline Sigmon, Jonas T. Sigmon, Ellen Sigmon, Sidney
W. Sigmon, D.M. Travis, Rebecca Travis, William Travis, Elizabeth Travis, Robert E. Trexlar,
and Robert A. Yount), and the name St. Mark’s
Evangelical Lutheran Church was then taken.
As time passed and the congregation grew,
the church needed a more permanent place
to meet. Sometime between the years of
1887 and 1892, the congregation purchased
a lot from Adolpheus and Polly Sigmon, and
their son and his wife, James W. and Pauline
Sigmon for the price of $50. The lot size was
1,452 feet, and started at a stone marker at
Little Ferry Road and adjoined the property
of H.J. Sigmon, J.H. Moser, George Yount,
and Silas Wike. Once the property was purchased, the congregation built and furnished
the first church. The congregation donated
the lumber and labor to build the first church,
which included the pews and altar furnishings.
Since those humble beginnings 125 years
ago, St. Mark’s has had 11 pastors, including
Rev. L.M. Hunt (1887-1891), Rev. James H.
Rexrode (1892-1899), Rev. J.H.W. Hoerr (18991910), Rev. R.M. Carpenter (1910-1916), Rev.
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of faith to the congregation. The service also
featured Rev. Dr. William K. Hollar, Jr., Rev.
Dr. Gary Haddock, and guest pastor, Dr. Paul
Winters throughout the service. Once the service was over, everyone in attendance then
made their way to the Family Life Center at the
church for a covered dish meal. Once the covered dish meal was over, everyone was given
a 125th anniversary commemorative Synod
soy candle in a decorative jar to take home.
The church has planned numerous events
to celebrate the church’s 125th anniversary,
including Rally Day on Sept. 9 at Claremont
City Park, “One”derful Wednesdays on Sept.
12 through Nov. 14 at 5:20 p.m., and the St.
Mark’s Prom on Sept. 22 from 7 to 10 p.m. The
church also features various children’s ministry, youth ministry, family ministry, adult Sunday school opportunities, and a food pantry
for those in need throughout the community.
The church hosts a contemporary service at
8:15 a.m., Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., and a
traditional service at 10:30 a.m., every Sunday. For more information or questions about
any of the church programs or services, call
the church office at 459-2161, e-mail to [email protected], visit www.stmarksclaremont.org, or their Facebook page.
Farmers market now open in
Catawba every Wednesday
CATAWBA – The Catawba County Public Health Department has announced that
it is currently hosting a farmers market every Wednesday from 3 to 6 p.m., at Center
United Methodist Church at 4945 Sherrills
Ford Road in Catawba (intersection of Murray’s Mill Road, Sherrills Ford Road, and
Buffalo Shoals Road). For more information or questions, call the Catawba County
Public Health Department at 695-5800.
Soldiers Reunion senior
citizens dance scheduled
NEWTON – The 2012 Soldiers Reunion senior
citizens dance for those ages 55 and older has
been scheduled for Aug. 9 from 7 to 10 p.m.,
on the lower level of the Newton Recreation
Center at 23 South Brady Avenue in downtown Newton. Entertainment will be provided
by Midnight Flyers, a local band which specializes in a variety of music, such as country,
beach, square dance, polka, waltzes, and jazz.
Admission at the door will be $8 per person.
No advance tickets will be for sale. Everyone
attending is asked to bring finger foods, and
soft drinks will be provided. For more information, call 695-4317 or visit www.newtonnc.gov.
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Area schools will see new faces for the 2012-2013 school year Claremont hosts Memorial Day ceremony on May 28
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
mont Elementary School will have a new principal and assistant principal, and Bunker Hill
High School will have a new athletic director.
At Catawba Elementary School, Todd Sudderth has been named as the new principal.
Sudderth had been serving as the interim principal at Catawba Elementary since late February. Sudderth graduated from Appalachian
State University in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in middle grades education, and in 2003
received his master’s in school administration
from Gardner Webb University. Before coming to Catawba Elementary, Sudderth taught
middle school for 13 years and also served as
assistant principal at Bunker Hill and at Fred T.
Foard High School. Sudderth also served as a
principal in the Burke County School System.
At Claremont Elementary School, Kim K.
Yancey has been named as the new principal.
Yancey has served as an assistant principal
at Lyle Creek Elementary School since 2008,
and will be replaceing Chris Gibbs who was
recently named as the new principal of Fred T.
Foard High School. Yancey has taught at the
elementary level for 19 years. Yancey received
a bachelor of arts in early childhood education
K-6 from Lenoir-Rhyne University, and was
named Student Teacher of the Year by Lenoir-
Rhyne in 1989. Yancey earned her master’s in
school administration in 2007 from GardnerWebb University. Yancey has taught at Oxford
Elementary, Maiden Elementary, Shuford Elementary, and Bethlehem Elementary School.
Yancey has also been named Teacher of the
Year, Siecor Math & Science Teacher District winner, and NCAE Terry Sanford District
Award winner. In addition to Gibbs leaving Claremont Elementary School, assistant principal,
Kathy Keane was recently named as principal
of Banoak Elementary School. A new assistant
principal has not been named as of press time.
Longtime Bunker Hill High School athletic
director, Jim Woodruff recently announced
his retirement from the school. Woodruff has
served as athletic director since 2006, and
also served as the drop out prevention coordinator and testing coordinator at the school.
During his teaching career, Woodruff has
taught at West Alexander Junior High in Alexander County, St. Stephens High School,
and Bunker Hill High School. Woodruff joined
the Bunker Hill staff in 1984, where he succeed Bobby Lutz as the men’s varsity basketball coach until 2006 when he moved to the
athletic director position. According to school
officials, a replacement for Woodruff will be
named before the new school year begins.
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invocation before Cindy Mosteller sang the
“National Anthem.” Area veteran, Butch
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Whitener, Isaiah L. Springs, Norman H.
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speakers were finished, Morrow then read
the names that were recently added to the
newest Wall of Honor, and then placed a
wreath at the monument. Mosteller then
sang “God Bless the USA” and “America,”
before Morrow gave his closing remarks.
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Work toward your own financial Independence Day
FINANCIAL FOCUS
BY R. KELLEY DOWNEY
nce again, Independence Day is here,
bringing fireworks and barbeques. Of
course, the 4th of July is more than
hoopla – it’s a time to reflect on the many freedoms we enjoy in this country. Yet, for many
people, one important type of freedom – financial freedom – is still elusive. So you may
want to use this holiday as an occasion to think
of those steps you can take to eventually declare your own Financial Independence Day.
Here are some moves that can help:
• Create A Strategy. Financial freedom
doesn’t just happen – it takes planning, patience and perseverance. To work toward your
financial independence, you’ll need to create
a financial strategy, in conjunction with your financial advisor, and stick to that strategy. Over
time, you’ll need to make adjustments, but if
your overall strategy is appropriate for your
goals, time horizon and risk tolerance, it should
help you get you to where you want to go.
• Contribute As Much As Possible To Your
Retirement Plans. Each year, put in as much
as you can afford to your 401(k) or similar
employer-sponsored retirement plan, such as
a 457(b) if you work for a state or local government or a 403(b) if you work for a school
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or other tax-exempt organization. These plans
offer the potential for tax-deferred earnings, so
your retirement funds can grow faster than if
they were placed in an investment on which
you paid taxes every year. Also, if you’re eligible, try to “max out” on your IRA every year.
• Maintain Adequate Life Insurance. If you
have a family, you aren’t just thinking of your
own financial independence – you have to think
of theirs, too. And that’s why you need to maintain adequate life insurance, particularly during
the years when your children are growing up.
But even after they’ve left the home, you may
find that life insurance can be valuable in providing retirement funds for your spouse, should
anything happen to you. And if you have permanent life insurance, which contains an investment component, you can generally access
the cash value, through policy loans or withdrawals, to help pay for your own retirement.
• Protect Yourself From Long-Term Care
Costs. You may never need any type of longterm care, such as a stay in a nursing home
or assistance from a home health aide, but
if you do, the enormous costs can threaten
your financial independence – and possibly
even put an economic strain on your spouse
or grown children. After all, the national average rate for a private room in a nursing
home is more than $87,000 per year, ac-
Home buyers Web site aids The Boxcar Grille adds
home owners
new items to its menu
CLAREMONT – A new Web site has been
launched at http://catawbavalleybuildersmall.
shutterfly.com to assist people needing a home
repair or those seeking a home or land. The site
will help people with the building process from
start to finish by listing links to a wide variety of
products and services regardless of the size of
the project. Links to real estate agents, contractors, interior designers, painters, electricians,
brick and stone masons, plumbers, architects,
roofers, government services, cabinet makers;
as well as companies specializing in various
aspects of the building or home buying process.
CLAREMONT – The Boxcar Grille at 3140
North Oxford Street in Claremont, and I-40
Exit 148 in Statesville have announced they
have added Chips and Salsa, Chicken Bacon
Quesadilla, and Buffalo Calabash Shrimp to
their appetizer menu. New additions to their
entree menu includes; the Rock Island Trio,
Royal Palm’s Linguini, Trainwreck’s Calabash Shrimp, Sledgehammer Skillet. And a
Monster Cheesecake has been added to the
dessert menu. For more information or questions, call the Claremont location at 459-9287,
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meet your expectations regardless of the size of the project. You will find links to
real estate agents, appraisers, contractors, interior designers, painters, electricians,
brick and stone masons, plumbers, architects, roofers, government services,
cabinet makers; and companies specializing in windows and doors, landscaping,
interior flooring, appliances, home security, garage doors, concrete, decks and fences,
patios and awnings, heating and air, job site waste removal, and much more!
cording to the 2011 MetLife Market Survey
of Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Adult Day
Services, and Home Care Costs. And the
national hourly rate for home health aides is
$21, according to the same survey. Medicare
typically pays very little of these costs, which
puts the burden on you. Fortunately, some
investment vehicles can help you deal with
long-term care expenses. Consult with your
financial advisor to determine which of these
vehicles may be appropriate for your needs.
A national holiday won’t be declared when
DOWNEY
you achieve your financial independence – but,
for you, it will be a time well worth celebrating. visit
So do what it takes to
work toward the arrival of that happy day.
R. Kelley Downey
is a Financial Advisor for Edward
Jones in Claremont
at 3332 East Main
Street in downtown
Claremont.
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more information,
call 459-9933, fax
to (877) 459-5314,
e-mail to richard.
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The state of your homeowners insurance
INSURANCE INSIGHT
I
BY RUSSELL D. MURR
n NC over the past several years we
have seen changes in the weather and
that causes changes in your insurance. I
have spoken to numerous people who have
bad tastes in the mouth because their insurance companies have cancelled their policies
or raised their deductible and/or rates. Folks
want to know why and I want to shed some
light on the issue. I can’t speak for all the insurance agents and companies because every company has their own guidelines. I can
only give examples of what customers have
shared with me and give you my professional
opinion that I share with my policy holders.
My hopes are the more you know the better
protected you will be because that’s my job.
We’ve seen tornados in October and Janu-
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ary, huge hail storms in the spring and summer months, severe thunder storms producing
heavy rain and destructive wind. This type of
weather isn’t new to our area but the amount
we’ve been seeing and the time of the year it’s
been happening is. This has put many insurance companies on their heels. NC is one of
the least profitable states for the insurance industry. The North Carolina Rate Bureau tells
the insurance companies what the maximum
premium they can charge their customers.
The insurance companies say that the rates
are too low to remain profitable considering
the amount of claims that have been paid out.
So what are they doing to control the losses?
• Many companies are saying, “If we
don’t have your home and auto policies together, we don’t want to cover your home
at all.” This is a way for the insurance company to lessen the amount of homes they
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have on their books. The fewer homes insured means the less claims to pay out.
• Some are sending cancelation notices on customers that have too many claims. I have seen
examples where folks are looking for insurance
because their current carrier says they’ve had
too many claims. Most of these are when there
are two or three claims in a five year period.
• They raise your deductible. Some companies are sending letters saying we are
raising your deductible. This letter requires your approval and if you don’t approve it they will not renew your coverage.
• Others are raising your rates above what the
North Carolina Rate Bureau says is the max.
Once again you will get a letter called Consent
to Rate telling you what the state says they
should charge and shows the amount the company will be charging you. In order to do this legally the insurance company has to have your
permission but if you don’t sign the letter the
insurance company will not renew your policy.
If you have questions about your homeowners
insurance you should call your agent. Ask them
what your company is doing with deductible,
claims and multi-policies. You have to be proactive in protecting yourself and your financial
future. You can’t afford to hope that your coverage is adequate and assume that your company is always going to want your business. Here
are a few questions that I’d suggest you ask;
• How many claims
have I filed in the
last
five
years?
• How many claims
does my company
allow before they
cancel my policy?
• Do I need to
have my home and
auto policy with the
same
company?
• Should I raise
my
deductible?
• Is my company
financially
strong?
Once again, every
MURR
insurance company is
different. I can’t only give general information
that I would ask if I were in your shoes. Ask
your agent and stay on top of your policies.
If you need further information, go to the NC
department of Insurance Web site at www.ncdoi.org or give me a call anytime at 267-1100.
Russell D. Murr is an independent insurance agent for Catawba Valley Insurance
Agency, Inc., at 1075 13th Street SW in
Hickory. For more information, questions,
or to schedule an appointment, call Murr
at 267-1100, fax to 267-1102, e-mail to [email protected], visit www.catawbavalleyinsurance.com, or www.erieinsurance.com.
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Local tax professional
earns RTRP status
The salon has welcomed stylist/owner, Emily
Schrum and stylist/barber, Krista Barbalace.
Barbalace previously of Shear Bliss in Claremont has seven years experience as a licensed
stylist and barber. Barbalace is a graduate of
Empire Beauty School in NJ, and is accepting new and existing clients from Shear Bliss.
Schrum previously of JCPenney in Hickory and
North Chase Salon in Wilmington is a graduate
of The Paul Mitchell School in NC. Schrum has
six years experience as a licensed hair stylist,
and is accepting new clients. Both stylist are
up to date on the latest styles and fashion. The
services are offered for woman, men and children of all ages. Beauty For Ashes Hair Salon
is located at the Harris Arcade 221, 1st Avenue
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visit their Facebook page at Facebook/beautyforasheshairstudio to see the latest specials.
CATAWBA – Karen Abernathy Ester of Abernathy Income Tax in Catawba has reached a
personal and professional milestone in her career by passing the Internal Revenue Service’s
(IRS’) Registered Tax Return Preparer (RTRP)
competency exam. The award of the RTRP designation recognizes demonstrated knowledge
of all aspects of federal individual taxation and
assures clients that the preparer is up-to-date
on the latest tax law changes and ethics requirements. To retain the status of a registered
tax return preparer, individuals must complete
a minimum of 15 continuing educations credits (CPEs) per year. RTRPs are also governed
under stringent rules set forth by the IRS.
As a professional tax preparer and member
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Plan to sustain agricultural
of your tax history and answer questions on
how taxation issues may impact your future. land being developed
Call Abernathy Income Tax at 241-3902, or NEWTON – Catawba County is beginning
e-mail to [email protected]
development of a plan to sustain agricultural
Downtown Hickory is
land in the county that will focus on economic
development for agriculture and the recruithome to new hair salon
HICKORY – Beauty For Ashes Hair Studio ment of young farmers. The public is invited to
is a new salon opening in the Harris Arcade submit ideas and suggestions online at http://
Specialty Shops located in downtown Hickory. www.catawbacountync.gov/Planning/Sustain-
ability/, or at a set of public workshops that will
be scheduled in July. Community meetings will
be held in July and the public may choose to
attend any of the meetings to learn more and
share their ideas and input. The community
meetings will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on
July 12 at the Bandys High School cafeteria
at 5040 East Bandys Road in Catawba; and
July 24 at the Bunker Hill High School cafeteria at 4675 Oxford School Road in Claremont. For more information, call 465-8240.
Stream Watch Program
started in Catawba
CATAWBA – The Town of Catawba Main Street
Committee (CMSC) has announced that it has
joined the Stream Watch Program, which is endorsed by the NC Department of Environment
and Natural Resources. A two mile section of
Lyle Creek has been adopted, and members of
the CMSC, volunteers, and the Town of Catawba will work to maintain the existing condition
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next year the group will have at least two creek
clean-ups and visual surveys, and anyone
interested in joining the program is asked to
e-mail Ryan Kormanik at [email protected]
City of Claremont seeks
historical items
CLAREMONT – The City of Claremont is
currently seeking old photographs, artifacts,
press clippings, and other items of interest to
add to its collection of historical items that will
be preserved and displayed for future citizens
to enjoy. If you have an item you would like
to donate to the City of Claremont, you are
asked to stop by Claremont City Hall at 3288
East Main Street in downtown Claremont, or
call 459-7009 for more information or questions. To view some of the photographs that
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Stem cell therapy now
offered at area veterinarian
SHERRILLS FORD – Dr. Jane Barber at Veterinary Specialties at the Lake is now offering
stem cell therapy for pets through her practice.
Stem cells are the body’s repair cells, and
adult stem cells are capable of dividing into
many different cell types and can be used to
repair many types of tissues. Therapy is most
commonly used in patients with osteoarthritis
and degenerative joint disease, thus helping
to elevate many issues surrounding these
diseases. Veterinary Specialties Hospital at
the Lake is located at 1675 Molly’s Backbone
Road in Sherrills Ford. For more information,
questions or to schedule an appointment, call
478-3500, e-mail to [email protected], or
visit www.veterinaryspecialtiesatthelake.com.
Volunteers needed for area
Meals on Wheels routes
CONOVER – Volunteers are needed to deliver
Meals on Wheels in the Catawba/Claremont
area of Catawba County, because a new route
is being established to serve persons in this
part of the county. A minimum of 15 volunteers are needed. The meal pick-up location
will be Bethlehem United Methodist Church
of Claremont at 3214 Catawba Street in Claremont. Volunteers must commit at least one
hour a month to delivering meals. The deliveries are made from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Monday through Thursday, except for holidays.
Those eligible to receive Meals on Wheels
must be at least 60 years old, and unable to
shop or prepare meals at home. Those wishing to volunteer may download an application
form at http://www.catawbacountync.gov/dss/
Adult/nutrition.asp. Applications are also available by calling 695-5610, or by visiting their
offices at 507 Boundary Street in Conover.
Newton to host Yoga for
Seniors program in July
NEWTON – The Newton Parks and Recreation Department and the Catawba County
Council on Aging will offer Yoga for Seniors
every Thursday morning in July for a suggested donation of $3 per class to those ages 55
and over. The class will be held at the Newton
Recreation Center at 23 South Brady Avenue
in downtown Newton from 10 to 11 a.m., on
June 5, 12, 19, and 26. The class will introduce
participants to basic postures and techniques
used in yoga, and the instructor will provide
individual attention to physical limitations
presented by each class member. For more
information or questions about the program,
call the Newton Parks and Recreation Department at 695-4317 or visit www.newtonnc.gov.
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residents age seven years and older (including ALFA to host training
adults) regardless of insurance status. The free program on July 14
vaccine is being made available from the North
HICKORY – The AIDS Leadership FoothillsCarolina Department of Health and Human
area Alliance (ALFA) will offer a six hour
Services (NC DHHS) Immunization Program
advanced HIV/AIDS prevention training for
(NCIP) in response to recent outbreaks of perour Community Health Educator (CHE) Protussis across the state. Tdap protects against gram on July 14 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., at
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Tai Chi for seniors classes
offered in Newton in July
NEWTON – The Newton Parks and Recreation Department and the Catawba County
Council on Aging has announced it will offer Tai Chi for seniors classes every Friday
afternoon in July for a suggested donation
of $3 per class to those ages 55 and over.
The classes will be held at the Newton Recreation Center at 23 South Brady Avenue in
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What is a tinea infection?
THE MEDICAL MESSAGE
T
BY DR. MARK HAWKINS
inea is a fungus that can grow on your
skin, hair or nails. As it grows, it spreads
out in a circle, leaving normal-looking
skin in the middle. This makes it look like a
ring. At the edge of the ring, the skin is lifted
up by the irritation and looks red and scaly. To
some people, the infection looks like a worm
is under the skin. Because of the way it looks,
tinea infection is often called “ringworm.” However, there really isn’t a worm under the skin.
What Areas Of The Body
Are Affected By Tinea Infections?
Tinea infections are named for the part of
the body they infect. Tinea corporis is a fungal
infection of the skin on the body. (“Corporis”
is the Latin word for body.) If you have this
infection, you may see small, red spots that
grow into large rings almost anywhere on your
arms, legs or chest. The rash may also itch.
Sometimes Tinea/fungus will show up as a
rash that is whitish areas of skin on your upper
chest, back or neck. Often this is noticed more
in the summer as your skin gets exposed to the
sun and the areas that have the fungal infection
will not tan. As a result, you see these white or
“non-tanned” areas on the skin. It may or may
not itch and can be scaly. The fungal infection
has always been there but just more noticeable in the summer with any tanning occurs.
Tinea pedis is usually called “athlete’s foot.”
(“Pedis” is the Latin word for foot.) The moist
skin between your toes is a perfect place for a
fungus to grow. The skin may become itchy and
red, with blisters and cracking of the skin. The
infection may also spread to the toenails. (This
is called tinea unguium – “unguium” comes
from the Latin word for nail.) Here it causes
the toenails to become thick and crumbly. It
can also spread to your hands and fingernails.
When a fungus grows in the moist, warm
area of the groin, the rash is called tinea cruris.
(“Cruris” comes from the Latin word for leg.)
The common name for this infection is “jock
itch.” The rash can be itchy and painful. Tinea
cruris generally occurs in men, especially if they
often wear athletic equipment. Tinea capitis,
causes itchy, red areas, usually on the head.
(“Capitis” comes from the Latin for head.) The
hair is destroyed, leaving bald patches. This
tinea infection is most common in children.
How Did I Get A Fungal Infection?
You can get a fungal infection by touching a person who has one. Some kinds of
fungi live on damp surfaces, like the floors
in public showers or locker rooms. You can
easily pick up a fungus there. You can even
catch a fungal infection from your pets.
Dogs, cats and farm animals can be infected with a fungus. Often this infection looks
like a patch of skin where fur is missing.
How Do I Know If I Have
A Fungal Infection?
The best way to know for sure is to ask your
doctor. Other skin problems can look similar
to a fungal infection but require very different treatments. Often it can be diagnosed by
the exam and history of the patient. However,
to find out exactly what is causing your rash,
your doctor may scrape a small amount of the
irritated skin onto a glass slide look under a
microscope (or clip off a piece of nail or hair) or
send a sample to a laboratory. After doing this,
your doctor will usually be able to tell whether your skin problem is caused by a fungus.
Sometimes a piece of your skin, hair or nail will
be sent to a lab to grow the fungus in a test tube.
This is another way the lab can tell if your skin
problem is caused by a fungus. They can also
find out the exact type of fungus. This process
takes a while because a fungus grows slowly.
How Do I Get Rid Of A Tinea Infection?
Once your doctor decides that you have a
tinea infection, anti fungal medicine can be
used to treat it. You may only need to put
an anti fungal cream on the rash for a few
weeks. This is especially true for jock itch.
It can be harder to
get rid of fungal infections on other parts of
the body. Sometimes
you have to take an
anti fungal medicine
by mouth. This medicine usually has to
be taken for a long
time, maybe even for
months. Irritated skin
takes time to heal.
New hair or nails will
have to grow back.
Some
medicines
HAWKINS
can have unpleasant
effects on the rest of your body, especially if
you’re also taking other medicines. There are
some newer medicines that seem to work
better with fewer side effects. Talk with your
doctor about which medicine is right for you.
Can Tinea Cause Serious Illness?
A fungus rarely spreads below the surface
of the body to cause serious illness. Your
body usually prevents this. However, people
who have weak immune systems, such as
people who have HIV or AIDS, may have
a hard time getting rid of a fungal infection.
Tinea infections usually don’t leave scars after the fungus is gone. Sometimes, people
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Area blood drives
scheduled throughout July
HICKORY – The American Red Cross Catawba
Valley chapter has announced its area Blood
Drives for the month of July throughout the
area. The American Red Cross suggests that
you drink plenty of water and avoid caffeine on
the day of the drive. You must also bring a pho-
What is a tinea infection?
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 17
don’t even realize they have a fungal infection and get better without any treatment.
What Can I Do To Prevent
Tinea Infections?
Keeping your skin clean and dry is your best
defense. However, you’re also less likely to get
a tinea infection if you do the following things:
• When you’re at home, take your
shoes off and expose your feet to the air.
• Change your socks and underwear
every day, especially in warm weather.
• Dry your feet carefully (especially between the
toes) after using a locker room or public shower.
• Avoid walking barefoot in public areas. Instead, wear flip-flops, sandals or water shoes.
• Don’t wear thick clothing for long periods of time in warm weather. It will
make you sweat more, which can en-
to ID before you can give blood. For more information or questions, call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE
(448-3543) or visit www.redcrossblood.org.
• July 9 – 3 to 7:30 p.m., Bethlehem United Methodist Church at 3214 Catawba Street, Claremont.
• July 10 – 3 to 7:30 p.m., Woodlawn Baptist
Church at 440 7th Street Place SW, Conover.
• July 11 – 3 to 7:30 p.m., St.
James
Lutheran
Church
at
1942
courage the growth of fungal infections.
• Throw away worn-out exercise shoes.
• Never borrow other people’s shoes.
• Don’t let other people use your towels or wear your clothing, and don’t
borrow
these
items
from
others.
• Check your pets for areas of hair loss, and
also ask your veterinarian to check them.
• Make sure shared exercise equipment is clean before you use it.
Dr. Mark Hawkins is certified in Family Medicine and opened Claremont Family
Medicine in 1996. He graduated Cum Laude
from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in 1990 and completed his
family practice residency at the Womack
Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg. Claremont Family Medicine is located at 3221
West Main Street in downtown Claremont.
For more information, call 459-4445 or
visit www.claremontfamilymedicine.com.
Saint James Church Road, Newton.
• July 14 – 12 to 4 p.m., St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at 720 West 13th Street, Newton.
• July 15 – 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., WalMart at Highway 70 SE, Hickory.
• July 17 – 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Unifour
Nursing at 805 West 25th Street, Newton.
• July 19 – 3 to 7 p.m., Gateway Baptist
Church at 3105 Sandy Ford Road, Newton.
• July 20 – 3 to 7 p.m., Sherrills Ford/
Terrell Fire & Rescue Department, 4011
Slanting Bridge Road, Sherrills Ford
• July 21 – 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Best Buy at
1884 Catawba Valley Boulevard SE, Hickory.
Weekly health screenings
to be held at Terrell church
TERRELL – Every Monday, Rehobeth United
Methodist Church Parish Nurses will be available at the Connor Recreation Center in Terrell from 8 to 10 a.m. The weekly event is
held to provide free wellness screenings to all
area citizens, these screenings include blood
pressure and pulse readings. Other services
include assistance in weight and diet management, along with information concerning specific medications and new and preexisting health conditions. All area citizens
are welcome to attend these free screenings,
which are held at the Connor Recreation
Center at 4015 McGee Road in Terrell. For
more information or questions, call 478-2518,
478-2552 or visit www.rehobethumc.org.
Area church to host
summer Zumba classes
CLAREMONT – St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
at 3216 West Main Street in downtown Claremont has announced plans to host Zumba
classes every Tuesday and Wednesday in
the upstairs Parish Hall. The classes will be
taught by Mariah Duncan and Kristen Spencer. The classes will be held from 6 to 7 p.m.,
throughout the summer. The cost to participate is $3 per person per class. For more information or questions, call the church office
during regular business hours at 459-2161.
Claremont Rescue Squad to
host 30 Guns in 30 Days raffle
CLAREMONT – The Claremont Rescue Squad
has announced that it will host a raffle drawing fundraiser for 30 Guns in 30 Days. Tickets are $30 each, and a drawing will be held
each day in September for one of the many
different varieties of guns. For more information, questions, or to purchase tickets, call
the Claremont Rescue Squad at 459-7968,
or visit www.claremontrescue.org. The Claremont Rescue Squad Headquarters is located
at 2748 South Oxford Street in Claremont.
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Catawba Police Department
to host police academy
CATAWBA – The Catawba Police Department has announced plans to host the second annual Catawba Police Academy at various locations throughout Catawba starting in
September. The academy is open to all Town
of Catawba citizens, and anyone who works
inside the town limits. The academy will accept 10 participants, ages 18 and up. Anyone
interested in participating in the academy is
required to fill out an application which can be
found at the Catawba Police Department or
Catawba Town Hall. The academy is designed
to help the department build a relationship with
the community, and to let residents get insight
into what the department does on a daily basis.
Participants will participate in building searches, crime scene investigations, traffic stops,
ride-alongs, how to identify computer fraud
and much more. For more information, call
Catawba Police Chief, Mike Nash at 241-4888,
or e-mail to [email protected]
Rabies clinics scheduled at
various locations
NEWTON – Catawba County is currently holding its annual series of vaccination clinics
which provides area citizens with an opportunity to protect their pets. The clinics will be held
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will be held at Riverbend Dog Park, at Riverbend Park off Highway 16 North in Conover
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Free diabetes program
Secretary/Treasurer: Gary Reitzel. Jackie
offered on July 5 in Newton Little and Shawn R. Brown were also elected
NEWTON – Take Charge of Your Diabetes, an to a two year term on the Board of Direceducation and support workshop for people tors. For more information or questions, call
with type 2 diabetes, will meet on July 5 at the 459-7968, or visit www.claremontrescue.org.
Agricultural Resources Center at 1175 South
Brady Avenue in Newton in Newton. The NC
Cooperative Extension-Catawba Center and
Catawba Valley Medical Center’s Center for
Diabetes Control offer these free educational
program to help adults deal with type 2 diabetes. The workshop will focus on why food
safety is especially important when you have
diabetes, and how to select lower risk food
options at home as well as when you eat out.
Sessions are held on the first Thursday of
each month at 6 p.m. If you have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes,
are pre-diabetic, or just interested in attending this program, call the Cooperative Extension office at 465-8243 to reserve a seat.
CCFA announces new
officers at meeting
CONOVER – The Catawba County Firefighters Association (CCFA) recently held their
business meeting at the St. Stephens Fire
Department, and announced their officers who
will oversee the business of the association for
the next two years. Officers elected, included
Catawba Fire Chief, Donald Robinson, President; Maiden Fire Chief, Danny Hipps, Vice
President; Claremont Fire Chief, Gary Sigmon,
Treasurer; and St. Stephens firefighter, Matthew Quarles, Secretary. CCFA is an organization that includes all members of the 14 fire
departments within the county. The CCFA provides training, equipment, and works together
Claremont Rescue Squad
with all departments making Catawba County
announces new officers
a safer place to live and work. The CCFA also
CLAREMONT – The Claremont Rescue operates the Catawba County Firefighters MuSquad held their annual Election of Officers on seum off Highway 70 on Herman Sipe Road in
June 14, and the new officers are as follows: Conover. For more information, call 465-8238.
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Claremont taking applications
for PJ Stanley scholarship
CLAREMONT – The City of Claremont has
announced it is now accepting applications for
the PJ Stanley Memorial Scholarship. This is
the inaugural round of applications as the city
looks to continue the legacy of “PJ.” The scholarship fund will award two $500 scholarships
to area students attending CVCC or Mitchell
Community College in the police, EMS, fire
and rescue fields. The city is also raising funds
to ensure that this scholarship will continue for
years to come, if you are interested in donating
contact Claremont City Hall for more information. Contact Claremont City Hall at 459-7009,
or e-mail to [email protected]
Conover Library announces
Tuesday evening series
CONOVER – The Conover Branch Library at
403 Conover Station SE in downtown Conover will continue its Tuesday evening series
of free events in July. Movie night is planned
for 6:30 p.m., on July 10 with a showing
of “Don’t Forget,” and free popcorn will be
served. “Between the Covers….or Quilts,” will
feature a display and talk by members of the
Catawba Valley Quilters Guild at 6:30 p.m.,
on July 24. Participants will have a chance
to make their own no-sew quilt square. Three
teen programs are on the roster, and include
We Glow in the Night at 6:30 p.m., on July.
3. Ages 12-18 will paint glow-in-the dark art.
At 6 p.m., on July 17 teens are challenged
to participate in an In It to Win It game night.
On July 31 at 6 p.m., youth are invited to a
moviemaking session about iMotion HD
Stop Animation. For more information, contact librarian, Siobhan Loendorf at 466-5108.
CVCC to offer preview for
new students
HICKORY – To give students new to Catawba
Valley Community College a better understanding of campus life and the many services
the college will provide one-day preview new
student orientations and registration will be
held on July 25 and 26, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30
p.m. Students who attend the one-day preview
experience receive priority registration rights
for fall semester classes. Preview introduces
new students of all ages to campus life, offers them an opportunity to become familiar
with classroom technology, access the college’s on-line learning platform, and navigate
online grading and tuition payment systems.
The one-day preview experience is free and
includes lunch and snacks. Sign up for preview
online at www.cvcc.edu/preview. Space is limited. Sign-up is required prior to either session.
CYC now taking applications
for interested students
CLAREMONT – The City of Claremont is currently seeking youth as positive role models
to serve on the Claremont City Youth Council
(CYC). The CYC is open to students in grades
9-12 (this coming school year) at Bunker Hill,
Bandys or any home-schooled students in those
districts. Serving as a member of the CYC offers
students a chance for community involvement,
leadership potential, and city government experience. Meetings are held at Claremont City
Hall the first Sunday of the month at 3 p.m.
Applications are available at Bandys and Bunker Hill High School’s Guidance Offices and
at Claremont City Hall. For more information,
e-mail to [email protected]
Area libraries plan various
events to be held in July
NEWTON – The Claremont, Conover, and
Sherrills Ford branch libraries have announced
their schedule of free events to be held in
July. The roster of events appears below.
Claremont Branch – 466-6817
• Ready to Learn, 11 a.m., Fridays (preschool).
• Light Up the Night, 4 p.m., July 6 (teens).
• Make Paper Lanterns, 2 p.m., July 6 (elementary).
•
Constellations
and
Stars,
2
p.m.,
July
13
(elementary).
• In It to Win It Games, 4 p.m., July 13 (teens).
•
Solar
Oven
Cooking,
2
p.m.
July
20
(elementary).
• Solar Oven Cooking, 4 p.m., July 20 (teen).
• “Sleeping Beauty,” 12:30 p.m., July 28 (all).
Conover Library – 466-5108
• Ready to Learn, 11 a.m.,Tuesdays (preschool).
• Light Up the Night, 11 a.m., July 7 (all).
•
Constellation
and
Stars,
2
p.m.,
July
11
(elementary).
•
Build
and
Race
Sailboats,
11
a.m.,
July
14
(preschool).
•
Make
Monster
Rocks,
2
p.m.,
July
18
(elementary).
• Campout Celebration, 11 a.m., July 21 (all).
• “Sleeping Beauty,” 10 a.m., July 28 (all).
Sherrills Ford Branch – 478-2729
•
Ready
to
Learn,
10
a.m.,
Wednesdays
(preschool).
•
Ready
to
Learn
Music,
10
a.m.,
Thursdays
(preschool).
• MusicTime, 10 a.m., July 12, 19, 26 (preschool).
• Night Adventures, 4 p.m., July 5 (elementary).
• “Little Shop of Horrors,” 6:30 p.m., July 10 (teen).
• Make Dream Catchers, 6:30 p.m., July 17 (teen).
• Wishing Pots, 4 p.m., July 12 (elementary).
• “Sleeping Beauty,” 10 a.m., July 14 (all).
• Connie Company, 11 a.m., July 21 (all).
• Monster Mania, 4 p.m., July 19 (elementary).
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REBD to host beginner
belly dance class
ish Motor Club, Foothills Chapter of the AACA
(Antique Automobile Club of America), as well
as various other antique tractors, and classic
street and muscle cars. The event will also
feature food sales, a bake sale, gift and collectable sales, live music and activities for
children. Vehicle registration will run from 9:30
to 11 a.m., and spectator voting will determine
the top six vehicles that will be featured in a full
color 2013 community events calendar from
the Old Company Store. For more information,
questions, or to register a vehicle, call 2414200, or e-mail to [email protected]
NEWTON – Rhythmic Essence Belly Dance
Studio in downtown Newton is currently offering registration for Beginner Belly Dance
Class. The session runs for six months, and
the cost is $35 per month, and the class will
incorporate the Pulse8 belly dance fitness
program into the beginner classes with brand
new routines from Egypt. Lead by owner Maysameh, Rhythmic Essence provides a noncompetitive dance environment for women
of all shapes, sizes, and ages. Maysameh is Soldiers Reunion events
certified by Keti Sharif and appears in Keti’s
new “Pulse8 Belly Dance Fitness” DVD’s. To planned for Newton
view more class information and to register, NEWTON – The 123rd anniversary of the Solvisit www.rebellydance.com, or call 408-3344. diers Reunion in Newton will begin on Aug.
Annual car, truck, and tractor 12 and run through Aug. 16 (Reunion Day).
The Newton Parks and Recreation Departshow planned for Catawba
ment also plans a wide variety of activities
CATAWBA – The Old Company Store at 101 and events to complement the annual celNorth Main Street in downtown Catawba has ebration including a softball tournament, Pet
announced plans to host its third annual trac- Mania, horseshoe tournament, 5K run/walk,
tor, truck and car show in downtown Catawba bicycle ride, and more. Reunion Week beon Aug. 18. This free family themed event will gins with a cruisin’ and car show on Aug. 12
run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., throughout in downtown Newton. The cruisin’ will begin
downtown Catawba. The show will feature at 6:30 p.m., and the vehicles will be on disa variety of classic vehicles from the South play beginning at 2:30 p.m. Gospel music will
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and is accepting new and existing clients from Shear Bliss.
Emily previously of JCPenney in Hickory and North Chase Salon
in Wilmington, is a graduate of The Paul Mitchell School in NC.
Emily has six years experience as a licensed hair stylist, and is
also accepting new clients. Visit their Facebook page at
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on the Courthouse Square. Beach music will
be performed on Aug. 14 at 7:30 p.m. on the
square. The baby parade (6 p.m.) and street
dance (7:30 p.m.) are scheduled for Aug. 15.
Reunion Day will be held on Aug. 16 beginning at 9 a.m., and will feature numerous
vendors throughout downtown Newton. Live
music by GMC Jazz will be held on the west
side of the court house from 11:30 a.m. to 2
p.m., a reunion service will be held at 4 p.m. on
the east side of the courthouse, and the annual
Soldiers Reunion Parade will start at 5 p.m.
The Soldiers Reunion beauty pageants
will be held July 31 through Aug. 2 at the
Newton-Conover Auditorium in Newton. For
more information about the Soldiers Reunion
pageants, contact Debbie Huss at 464-9680
or at 244-1510. For additional information
about the Soldiers Reunion, contact Wayne
Dellinger at 464-3906. For more information
about the recreation sponsored activities, call
the Newton Recreation Center at 695-4317.
Rhythmic Essence Belly Dance Studio hosts recital
PHOTO BY SCOTT W. RAMSEY
On June 23, Rhythmic Essence Belly Dance
Studio in Newton and Mooresville presented “Expressing the Natural Elements”
student belly dance recital at the NewtonConover Auditorium in Newton. The recital featured numerous dance routines
that were inspired by the trainings of the
Pulse8 Elements by Keti Sharif. Students
from both studios performed routines that
explored the elements of fire, water, and
earth; as well as Egyptian pop, earthy tribal
style, and silk veils. After the recital a reception was held, and numerous certificates
and awards were given out to the dancers.
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the area is invited to attend, and area resident,
Mary Larson will host the monthly event at O’
Cup Bean and Bakery at 3279 East Main Street
NEWTON – The Newton Parks and Recre- in downtown Claremont. For more information
ation Department will sponsor a motorcycle, or questions, call Mary Larson at 459-1211.
truck, and car show at Southside Park on
Southwest Boulevard in Newton on July 28. Newton to host Movies in
Gates will open at 11 a.m. and will run until 6 the Park on July 6 and 13
p.m., with a $2 general admission fee. Children
ages 12 and under will be admitted for free, NEWTON – The Newton Festival and Events
and concessions will be available. For show Committee will offer two movies on July 6 and
participants, the pre-registration deadline by 13 for its annual “Movies in the Park” series,
mail is July 20 with a $12 entry fee. Registra- at Southside Park on Southwest Boulevard
tion the day of the show will be allowed until in Newton. The movies will be shown on a
3 p.m., with a $15 fee. Trophies will be given large screen with good sound, are all family
away for winner, runner-up, and best of show. themed. The movies will begin at dusk (apOther awards will include: farthest distance, proximately 9 p.m.) on Friday nights, and all
best dressed, and most members. For more area residents are invited to attend these free
information, call Charles James at 695-4317. movies and are asked bring a lawn chair or a
blanket for seating. Concessions will be availLearn to play canasta and
able, along with free popcorn. No pets will be
allowed. For movie titles, questions, or more
dominoes in Claremont
information, call the Newton Recreation CenCLAREMONT – The Claremont Parks and Recter at 695-4317, or visit www.newtonnc.gov.
reation Committee invites all area citizens who
are interested in playing or learning to play the Conover Station to host
card game canasta, or the board game domimonthly Cruise-In Conover
noes to mark the second Wednesday of each
month from 1 to 3 p.m., on their calendars. The CONOVER – Conover Station at 409 4th
next canasta and dominoes session will be Street SE in downtown Conover will host a
held on July 11, and every second Wednesday monthly Cruise-In Conover event on July 14,
of the month after that. Everybody throughout Aug. 11, Sept. 8, and Oct. 13 from 3 to 9 p.m.,
Newton to host motorcycle,
car and truck show
in the facility parking lot. The free monthly
event is open to pre-1979 vehicles and modern American muscle cars, and the event will
also feature food, music, vendors, a swap
meet, and 50/50 drawings. For more information, questions, or to reserve a swap meet or
vendor space, call Richie’s Rides at 464-6767
or 461-0634, or Jimmy Cabe at 514-2682.
Murray’s Mill to host ice
cream social on July 15
CATAWBA – The Catawba County Historical
Association (CCHA) has announced plans
to host its annual Ice Cream Social at historic Murray’s Mill in Catawba on July 15. The
event is free for the public, and will take place
from 2 to 4 p.m. There will be lots of games
and entertainment available for people of all
ages. Visitors will be treated to Udderly Delicious Ice Cream, get a chance to pan for
gold, and try their hand at grinding corn on
small millstones. Live music will be provided
by The Catawba River Boys and the mill will
be open and free to tour during the event. The
highlight of the day will be the annual duck
race. Rubber duckies will be on sale for $5,
and numerous prizes will be given out to all
of the winners. For more information or questions, call 465-0384, by e-mail at [email protected]
gmail.com, or visit www.catawbahistory.org.
Lake Norman Folk Art
Festival seeks folk artists
SHERRILLS FORD – Applications are now
being accepted for the fourth annual Lake
Norman Folk Art Festival, to be held from
11 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Oct. 6. This juried festival is sponsored by the Hickory Museum of
Art and is held outdoors on Lake Norman at
4689 Giles Avenue in Sherrills Ford. All artists must complete an application form by
Aug. 15, which can be found at www.lakenormanfolkartfestival.com. For more information, visit www.lakenormanfolkartfestival.
com, call Betty Lohr at 327-8576, 441-0820,
or e-mail to [email protected]
Old Company Store to host
Sentimental Journey in July
CATAWBA – The Old Company Store at
101 North Main Street in downtown Catawba
has announced it will host a live music event
during the month of July. Music will run from
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and the public is
welcome to attend this free concert. Performing on July 21 will be area favorites Sentimental Journey, and the deli will be open
as well. For more information or questions,
call 241-4200, e-mail to [email protected], or visit www.oldcompanystore.net.
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Newton to host annual
Carolina Panther featured at Annual bike ride to be
autograph session in Hickory held in Newton on Aug. 19 horseshoe tournament
HICKORY – PK Authentics in Claremont has
announced plans to host an autograph signing/appearance with former Appalachian State
University and Carolina Panthers standout
athlete, Armanti Edwards. Edwards will sign
autographs on July 23 from 12 to 3 p.m., at
the Hickory Metro Convention Center at 1960
13th Avenue Drive SE in Hickory. Each autograph will cost $20, and an inscription can
be added for an additional $5 (2XChamps
or Go App). You may bring your own items,
but there will also be items available for purchase at the event, including photos, posters, mini helmets, helmets, footballs and
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NEWTON – The Newton Parks and Recreation
Department will host its 21st annual 30-60-100
Mile Century Bike Ride on Aug. 19 at 8 a.m.,
in Newton. The event begins with a mass start
at the Newton Recreation Center at 23 South
Brady Avenue in downtown Newton. All bicycle rides will be conducted at each rider’s own
pace, with three ride lengths. The ride is open
to anyone; however, those under age 18 must
be accompanied by a parent/guardian. First
aid, refreshments, and T-shirts will be provided
for all participants. Applications are available
at Newton City Hall, Newton Recreation Center, and at www.newtonnc.gov. Pre-registration
is $20 for the ride, and will be accepted until Aug. 15 at 5 p.m., late registration will be
$25. For more information, contact Carol
Stiles at 695-4317, or visit www.newtonnc.gov.
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Bunker Hill to host youth
summer sports camps
CLAREMONT – Bunker Hill High School
in Claremont has announced that it will
host a boys basketball and football summer sports youth camp during the month
of July. Both sports camps will be held on
the Bunker Hill High School grounds, and
anyone participating in the camps will receive a camp T-shirt. All participants in the
camps will need to fill out a registration form
before they can participate in the camps.
The 2012 Boys Basketball Camp will be held
on July 9 through July 12 from 9 a.m. to 12
p.m., and is designed for rising first through
ninth graders. Campers will receive fundamental instruction, team play, individual and team
awards, and informative lectures. Head basketball coach, Matt Wilkinson is the camp director,
and he will be assisted by current Bunker Hill
players. Cost of the camp is $50 if you preregister before July 9, and $60 after July 10.
The 2012 Boys Football Camp will be offered
July 23 through July 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 12
p.m., and is offered to all rising first through
ninth graders. Campers will participate in drill
periods supplemented by lectures. Instruction
will be given by head football coach, Travis
Conner and current Bunker Hill players. Cost
of the football camp is $50 per participant.
Bunker Hill High School is located at
4675 Oxford School Road in Claremont.
For more information, questions, or to receive an registration form, call Bunker Hill
High School Athletic Director, Jim Woodruff at 241-3355, e-mail to [email protected]
catawbaschools.net or visit www.catawbaschools.net/schools/BunkerHill/athletics.
NEWTON – The annual Soldiers Reunion
Horseshoe Tournament is scheduled for Aug.
16 at 7 p.m., at Westside/Jaycee Park in Newton. This single-elimination tournament is open
to ages 16 and older. Entry fee for a two-person team is $10, and forms can be found at the
Newton Recreation Center at 23 South Brady
Avenue in downtown Newton. For more information, contact Charles James at 695-4350.
Newton swimming pool
open through Aug. 12
NEWTON – The Newton Parks and Recreation Department swimming pool will remain
open through Aug. 12. Public swimming
is available Monday-Saturday from 1 to 6
p.m., and Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission is $1 for children 0-5, $2 for adults 62
and older, $3 for children 6-17, and $4 for
adults 18-61. For more information, call the
Newton Recreation Center at 695-4317.
CVCC to offer summer
sports camps in July
HICKORY – Catawba Valley Community
College in Hickory will host several sports
camps in July. All registration forms and
regulations can be found at www.gocvcc.
com. Volleyball Youth Basic Skills Camp:
July 9-10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Tarlton Complex. Cost is $100. Volleyball Youth
Advanced Skills Camp: July 9-10 from 2:30
to 7:30 p.m., at the Tarlton Complex. Cost is
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from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m., for rising first-eighth
graders at the Tarlton Complex. Cost is $50.
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Area high school varsity football schedules for 2012-2013 school year
FRED T. FOARD
ALEXANDER CENTRAL
Aug. 17 – Fred T. Foard at North Lincoln
Aug. 17 – Alexander Central at North Iredell
Aug. 24 – Bandys at Fred T. Foard
Aug. 24 – Alexander Central at Freedom
Aug. 31 – West Lincoln at Fred T. Foard
Aug. 31 – Davie County at Alexander Central
Sept. 7 – Bunker Hill at Fred T. Foard
Sept. 7 – Alexander Central at Kings Mountain
Sept. 14 – Watauga at Fred T. Foard
Sept. 14 – Alexander Central at St. Stephens
Sept. 21 – Fred T. Foard at Alexander Central Sept. 21 – Fred T. Foard at Alexander Central
Sept. 28 – South Caldwell at Fred T. Foard
Sept. 28 – Alexander Central at Hickory
Oct. 5 – Fred T. Foard at Hibriten
Oct. 5 – Watauga at Alexander Central
Oct. 12 – St. Stephens at Fred T. Foard
Oct. 12 – Statesville at Alexander Central
Oct. 19 – Open
Oct. 19 – Alexander Central at South Caldwell
Oct. 26 – Fred T. Foard at Hickory
Oct. 26 – Hibriten at Alexander Central
MAIDEN
Aug. 17 – Maiden at Lincolnton
Aug. 24 – North Lincoln at Maiden
Aug. 31 – Maiden at Hickory
Sept. 7 – Maiden at St. Stephens
Sept. 14 – Newton-Conover at Maiden
Sept. 21 – Maiden at West Caldwell
Sept. 28 – Maiden at South Iredell
Oct. 5 – Bandys at Maiden
Oct. 12 – Maiden at East Burke
Oct. 19 – Bunker Hill at Maiden
Oct. 26 – Draughn at Maiden
NORTH LINCOLN
Aug. 17 – Fred T. Foard at North Lincoln
Aug. 24 – North Lincoln at Maiden
Aug. 31 – North Lincoln at Bunker Hill
Sept. 7 – North Lincoln at Bandys
Sept. 14 – North Lincoln at Cherryville
Sept. 21 – East Lincoln at North Lincoln
Sept. 28 – North Lincoln at Highland Tech
Oct. 5 – Lake Norman Charter at North Lincoln
Oct. 12 – North Lincoln at West Lincoln
Oct. 19 – Lincolnton at North Lincoln
Oct. 26 – North Lincoln at Bessemer City
BANDYS
Aug. 17 – St. Stephens at Bandys
Aug. 24 – Bandys at Fred T. Foard
Aug. 31 – East Lincoln at Bandys
Sept. 7 – Bandys at North Lincoln
Sept. 14 – Bandys at Draughn
Sept. 21 – Bandys at Newton-Conover
Sept. 28 – West Caldwell at Bandys
Oct. 5 – Bandys at Maiden
Oct. 12 – South Iredell at Bandys
Oct. 19 – East Burke at Bandys
Oct. 26 – Bandys at Bunker Hill
HICKORY
Aug. 17 – Hickory at Statesville
Aug. 24 – Hickory at Newton-Conover
Aug. 31 – Maiden at Hickory
Sept. 7 – North Gaston at Hickory
Sept. 14 – Hickory at Pfafftown Reagan
Sept. 21 – Hickory at Watauga
Sept. 28 – Alexander Central at Hickory
Oct. 5 – Hickory at South Caldwell
Oct. 12 – Hibriten at Hickory
Oct. 19 – Hickory at St. Stephens
Oct. 26 – Fred T. Foard at Hickory
MOORESVILLE
Aug. 17 – Mooresville at West Rowan
Aug. 24 – Mooresville at South Mecklenburg
Aug. 31 – Burns at Mooresville
Sept. 7 – NW Cabarrus at Mooresville
Sept. 14 – Mallard Creek at Mooresville
Sept. 21 – Mooresville at Vance
Sept. 28 – Mooresville at West Charlotte
Oct. 5 – Hopewell at Mooresville
Oct. 12 – Hough at Mooresville
Oct. 19 – North Mecklenburg at Mooresville
Oct. 26 – Mooresville at Lake Norman
SOUTH IREDELL
Aug. 17 – South Iredell at Lake Norman
Aug. 24 – Statesville at South Iredell
Aug. 31 – South Iredell at West Iredell
Sept. 7 – North Iredell at South Iredell
Sept. 14 – South Iredell at South Caldwell
Sept. 21 – Bunker Hill at South Iredell
Sept. 28 – Maiden at South Iredell
Oct. 5 – South Iredell at Draughn
Oct. 12 – South Iredell at Bandys
Oct. 19 – Newton-Conover at South Iredell
Oct. 26 – South Iredell at East Burke
BUNKER HILL
Aug. 17 – Bunker Hill at Cherryville
Aug. 24 – St. Stephens at Bunker Hill
Aug. 31 – North Lincoln at Bunker Hill
Sept. 7 – Bunker Hill at Fred T. Foard
Sept. 14 – East Burke at Bunker Hill
Sept. 21 – Bunker Hill at South Iredell
Sept. 28 – Bunker Hill at Draughn
Oct. 5 – Newton-Conover at Bunker Hill
Oct. 12 – West Caldwell at Bunker Hill
Oct. 19 – Bunker Hill at Maiden
Oct. 26 – Hibriten at Alexander Central
LAKE NORMAN
Aug. 17 – South Iredell at Lake Norman
Aug. 24 – North Iredell at Lake Norman
Aug. 31 – Lake Norman at Statesville
Sept. 7 – Lake Norman at West Iredell
Sept. 14 – North Mecklenburg at Lake Norman
Sept. 21 – Lake Norman at Mallard Creek
Sept. 28 – Hopewell at Lake Norman
Oct. 5 – Lake Norman at Vance
Oct. 12 – Lake Norman at West Charlotte
Oct. 19 – Hough at Lake Norman
Oct. 26 – Mooresville at Lake Norman
NEWTON-CONOVER
Aug. 17 – Newton-Conover at East Lincoln
Aug. 24 – Hickory at Newton-Conover
Aug. 31 – Newton-Conover at St. Stephens
Sept. 7 – East Surry at Newton-Conover
Sept. 14 – Newton-Conover at Maiden
Sept. 21 – Bandys at Newton-Conover
Sept. 28 – East Burke at Newton-Conover
Oct. 5 – Newton-Conover at Bunker Hill
Oct. 12 – Draughn at Newton-Conover
Oct. 19 – Newton-Conover at South Iredell
Oct. 26 – Newton-Conover at West Caldwell
ST. STEPHENS
Aug. 17 – St. Stephens at Bandys
Aug. 24 – St. Stephens at Bunker Hill
Aug. 31 – Newton-Conover at St. Stephens
Sept. 7 – Maiden at St. Stephens
Sept. 14 – Alexander Central at St. Stephens
Sept. 21 – St. Stephens at South Caldwell
Sept. 28 – Hibriten at St. Stephens
Oct. 5 – St. Stephens at North Buncombe
Oct. 12 – St. Stephens at Fred T. Foard
Oct. 19 – Hickory at St. Stephens
Oct. 26 – St. Stephens at Watauga
as in each age division, with awards presented
for first place only in each age division for the
one-mile fun run. Each participant will also
receive a T-shirt. Race applications are now
available at Newton City Hall, Newton Recreation Center, and on-line at www.newtonnc.
gov. Registration runs through 7:30 a.m., on
race day for $20 for the 5K and $15 for the
one-mile fun run. For more information or
questions, you are asked to call Carol Stiles
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18 beginning at 8:30 a.m., at the Newton
Recreation Center at 23 South Brady Avenue
in downtown Newton. A one-mile fun run is
NEWTON – The Newton Parks and Recre- slated to begin prior to the 5K run at 8 a.m.
ation Department has scheduled its 22nd an- Trophies will be given to the top three male
nual Soldiers Reunion 5K Run/Walk for Aug. and female finishers in the 5K overall, as well
Annual 5K run/walk to be
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ACROSS
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6. Range
11. Less Than A Bogie; Golf
14. Douse With Water
15. Washes
16. Grand _____ Opry
17. Removes Abruptly
18. Wide-Awake
19. Transgression
20. Bury
22. Vote In
24. Loving Or Affectionate
28. Hires
29. Rely
30. Decorates
32. Baldwin Or Guinness
33. Weird
35. Sleeveless Garment
39. Neighbor Of Brazil
40. Short Sleep
41. Always
42. Drop Of Sorrow
43. Pouts
45. Provided
46. Staggers
48. Exchanges
50. Still
53. Unbinds
54. Pokes Or Jabs
55. Sharp Blows With The Hand
57. Uncooked
58. Eskimo’s Boat
60. Recorded
65. Had A Snack
66. Refasten A Rope Or String
67. Drive Out
68. Affirmative Reply
69. Water Pitchers
70. Smells Unpleasantly
24. Adjust
25. Brawl
26. “Carmen” Or “Rigoletto”
27. Happened Again
28. A False Statement
30. Ensnares
31. Ready To Pick
34. Organic Compound
36. Escape
37. Lucky Number
38. Long Lock
43. Encountered
44. Halt
47. Safeguard
49. List Or Register
50. Use A Water Hose
51. Furious
52. Home Depot rival
53. Bodies Of Water
55. Location
56. Hideout
59. Small Gull
61. Chopping Tool
62. Dessert
63. Wapiti
64. _____ Moines, Iowa
DOWN
1. Attempt
2. River Valley
3. Hostelry
4. Inquire
5. Abrasion
6. Bed Supports
7. Former Racer, _____
Yarborough
8. Above
9. Apiece
10. To Regard Highly
11. Sits And Smiles
12. _____ In Wonderland
13. Leases
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Bethany UCC makes
several announcements
CLAREMONT – Bethany United Church of
Christ at 2952 Bethany Church Road in Claremont has announced that adults and youth
participated in Vacation Bible School on June
30. “Let Freedom Ring,” was the theme for
VBS, and featured stories, crafts, games and
food. Several of the church youth will be attending Johns River Valley Camp near Blowing Rock this summer. The Sunday morning Faith Formation for adults begins at 9:30
a.m., and the group has been discussing
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The church continues to offer its kids Summer Day Camp for students in grades K-7.
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hosts June meeting
CLAREMONT – The Claremont Lions Club
hosted their June meeting on 21, and the featured speaker was Evelyn Fox Ross of Catawba
Valley Hospice and Palliative Care Center who
spoke about the Robinson Road Newton center. The Claremont Lions Club meets the third
Thursday of each month at the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Family Life Center in downtown
Claremont at 7 p.m. For more information, call
club secretary, Connie Monday at 459-7061.
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New Life Baptist Fellowship Church
At 2952 North Oxford Street In Claremont
Would Like To Invite Everyone To
PHOTO BY SCOTT W. RAMSEY
Numerous area citizens came out to Claremont City Park in downtown Claremont on
June 9 to participate in the annual Praise in the Park event, which was sponsored by
New Life Baptist Fellowship Church in Claremont. The annual event featured numerous musical acts that performed, including The Reeds, Charity (pictured above), Jason
Guyer, New Beginnings Praise Choir, Mt. Sinai Baptist Church Choir, New Life Baptist
Fellowship Church Youth Choir, and more. The event also featured various games and
activities for all children in attendance, and everyone on hand was also treated to a free
hot dog lunch with all the fixings.
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July 13 – 6:00-8:30 PM
July 14 – 9:30 AM-2:00 PM
July 15 – 10:30 AM – Family Day with lunch to follow
The church is located behind Hannah’s BBQ
To register for VBS SpaceQuest
Email: [email protected]
Or call the church office at 828.459.1624
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Redeemer Lutheran Church confirms five on May 27
Bethel Lutheran Church confirms six on May 20
PHOTO BY BETHEL LUTHERAN CHURCH
On May 20, six young people were received into Communicant Membership by Rite of
Holy Confirmation at Bethel Lutheran Church at 5759 Bolick Road in Claremont. Pictured
from left to right: Back row; Rev. Eric Hollar, Associate Pastor, Hannah Houston, Clay
Ervin, Spencer Brown, and Rev. Craig Schultz, Senior Pastor. Front row: Tyler Brown,
Annette Greene, and Jacob Christenbury.
THE MONTHLY DEVOTION
PHOTO BY REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH
Five young people have recently completed instruction and were confirmed in the Christian faith on May 27 at Redeemer Lutheran Church (LCMS) at 200 South Main Street in
downtown Catawba. Pictured from right to left: Joshua Bruns, Skylar, Lee, Justin Yount,
Natalie Alms, Pastor Gregory Alms and Jesse Bruns.
3018 Oak Street
PO Box 351
Claremont, NC 28610
828.459.7192
e-mail: [email protected]
Phillippians 4:4: Rejoice in the Lord always. Regardless what you going through, how bad it
seems, how hard it is right now, how long you have waited for change. Keep smiling, keep
praying, keep holding on to His hand, keep the faith, keep moving forward, and keep hoping.
God is about to reward you for your faithfulness.
Targie Fleming
BETHANY UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
2952 BETHANY CHURCH ROAD, CLAREMONT, NC
KIDS MATTER
Youth & Teen Fellowship
e-mail – [email protected]
www.bethanyuccclaremont.org
828.464.5194
Sunday Worship – 10:30 AM • Faith Formation For
Adults, Youth, And Children – 9:30 AM • Every Sunday!
REV. COLLEEN SAMSON
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Which way America? II Chronicles 7:14
FROM THE PULPIT
BY REV. DENNIS J. RICHARDS, SR., D.MIN., D.D.
I
f my people, which are called by my name,
shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek
my face, and turn from their wicked ways;
then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their
sin, and will heal their land. (II Chronicles 7:14).
After the Constitutional Convention, Benjamin Franklin made a statement that comes
before us again in our day, “We have given
you a republic, if you can keep it.” Winds
of dissent, discord, and strife have blown
across our land lately and made the answer to Franklin’s statement uncertain. Our
country is in a dangerous time. What is the
heart of the crisis? Is it political, economic,
or sociological? No, it is a spiritual crisis.
A survey of 2,100 young people showed they
had no one living in America that they respected
or admired or identified with. The real shortage
today is not energy but a shortage of personal
strengths that lead to true greatness. What is
the prescription to cure America’s ills? God suggested to Israel several qualities which must
characterize any nation wanting to please Him.
I. RESPONSIBILITY
Today, everyone is concerned with their rights
but no one is concerned over their responsibilities. Responsibility must begin with God’s
people. When, “My people, by My name” accept their responsibility then revival will begin
in America and cause a spiritual awakening.
It is easy to hide behind the word “They.”
Look what “they” are doing. How can “they”
be so wrong? How can “they” be so bad?
Why don’t “they” do something about it? We
must realize and take blame for the explosion of corruption, dishonesty, and erosion of
moral society, even in the highest offices of
our land. This has happened in America even
with a church on almost every corner. We cannot blame “they” for this. America is where
she is today partly because of God’s people.
We have not prayed long enough, loved deep
enough, preached loudly enough, become involved enough, or witnessed passionately
enough. Change will only come when God’s people accept responsibility for what has happened.
II. HUMILITY
We must then humble ourselves before the
almighty God. We have become proud and
arrogant. We have taken our freedom for
granted and raised a ruckus if someone even
attempts to limit our freedom. Our pride has
blinded our eyes to the cost of our freedom.
First Baptist Church
4791 South Depot Street, Claremont
459-7110
Rev. Dennis J. Richards: Pastor, Doctor Of Ministry & Doctor Of Divinity
Rev. Jerry Teague: Associate Pastor/Educational Director
Sunday Schedule
Sunday School – 9:45 AM
Morning Worship – 11 AM
Children’s Church – 11 AM
Evening Worship – 6 PM
Weekly Events
Wednesday Night Prayer – 7 PM
Monthly Events
Sunday Prayer Breakfast – 8:30 AM
Every Third Sunday Of The Month
Plan To Worship With Us This Sunday! We Love The Lord, Each Other And We Love You!
The same is true about our religious freedom’s
cost. What we have has been given to us and
the cost was high. The blood of our ancestors
paid the price for our religious freedom. What
happened to the signers of the Declaration of
Independence? Carter Braxton was a wealthy
planter and teacher who lost his ships to the
British. He had to sale his property to pay his
debts and he died in rags. Thomas McKearn
kept his family in hiding from the British. He
served congress with no pay and ended up
in poverty. Ellery, Clymer, Hall, Walton, Swinnett, Heyward, and Rutledge all had their
homes looted and destroyed. John Hart was
driven from his wife’s dying bedside and their
13 children fled for their lives. His fields and
gristmill was destroyed. He returned home a
year later to find his wife dead and his children
had vanished. Others suffered similar fates.
At such a great cost, our freedom has
come to us. Instead of taking it for granted, we should humbly give God praise
for our gift of liberty and religious liberty.
III. FAITH
After having humbled ourselves before God,
we must then pray and seek His face. We must
return to faith as the foundation upon which our
nation stands. Our nation needs to hear the
scriptures proclaimed aloud again. Psalm 33:12,
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.”
During WWI, Prime Minister David Lloyd
George stood before the British Cabinet and
said, “Gentlemen, we are fighting with our
backs to the wall. The only way out is up. Our
only hope is God. Let us pray.” Today, we need
to proclaim to the
world that the only
way out is through
faith and that our
only hope is God.
IV. INTEGRITY
We must not only
turn to God but we
must also turn from
our wicked ways.
The greatest enemy of any nation
is not what attacks
it from without but
what corrupts it from
RICHARDS
within. Sixteen of the
nineteen great civilizations that have passed
away from the beginning of time have done
so by internal decay. Frenchman, Alexis de
Tocqueville stated, “America is great because America is good. If America ever
ceases to be good, America will cease to be
great.” The word for America is “integrity.”
V. CONCLUSION
Which way America, God’s way or the world’s
way? God’s way will lead to His continued blessings upon us as a nation. The world’s way will
lead us eventually to the junk yard of nations.
Which pathway will we take? God bless America.
The Rev. Dennis J. Richards, Sr., D., Min.,
D.D. is the Minister of First Baptist Church
of Claremont. First Baptist Church is located at 4791 South Depot Street in Claremont. For more information or questions, call the church office at 459-7110.
Catawba UMC plans
numerous events in July
Several church members will be volunteering
at the Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian
Ministry from July 9-12. A work-team of students and adults will also leave on July 15 for
Carolina Cross Connection at Camp Loy White
in Casar. The group will do home repair projects and will share their experiences with the
congregation on July 22 at the 8:30 and 10:30
a.m., services. The congregation is also collect
ing school supplies during July and August for
local students. For more information, call the
church office at 241-4868, e-mail to [email protected]
catawbaumc.org, or visit www.catawbaumc.org.
CATAWBA – Catawba United Methodist
Church at 207 East Central Avenue in downtown Catawba has announced that the ladies
group of Catawba UMC has published a new
cookbook, “Feeding God’s Family With a Little
Bite of Love.” The book contains more than
300 recipes, tabbed sections, helpful hints,
church history, and scripture verses in a threering binder. The cost is $15 and the proceeds
will be used for various mission projects.
St. Mark’s
Lutheran Church
3216 West Main Street
Downtown Claremont
459.2161
www.stmarksclaremont.org
Service Times: Sundays
8:15 AM & 10:30 AM
For more information, call the church office,
visit our Facebook page or visit our Web site.
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New Life Baptist Fellowship
Church to host VBS
CLAREMONT – New Life Baptist Fellowship
Church in Claremont will host Space Quest
Vacation Bible School on July 13-15 for children ages four through the sixth grade. VBS
will meet on July 13 from 6 to 8 p.m., July
14 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and July 15 at
10:30 a.m., with Family Day and lunch to follow. New Life Baptist Fellowship Church is
located at 2952 North Oxford Street in Claremont. For more information, call the church
office at 459-1624, e-mail to [email protected], or visit www.nlbfclaremont.com.
Bethlehem UMC schedules
July events
CLAREMONT – Bethlehem United Methodist
Church 3214 Catawba Street in Claremont has
announced the following events to take place in
July. The church will host a blood drive on July
9 from 3 to 7:30 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall.
All donors will be entered into a summer drawing for $3,000. The United Methodist Women
mission project for July is assembling UMCOR
health kits, which provide basic necessities to
people who have been forced to leave their
homes because of human conflict or natural disaster. Contact Jane Robbins or Alice Williams
for additional information on the UMCOR health
kits. The youth meet every Sunday from 4 to 6
p.m. All area youth in the fourth grade through
high school are welcome to join the group.
Contact Eddie Hendershot at 459-1819 or the
church office at 459-7480 for more information.
The Hands at Work group will meet every Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. Everyone is
welcome to join the group. Calendars made
by the Hands at Work group are on display
and available for purchase for $12. They are
on the table at the front entrance and on the
counter at the kitchen entrance. Any shut-in
that would like a DVD of the Sunday morning
worship service, call Nell Wintzer at 241-2674.
If anyone (besides the shut-ins) would like
a DVD of our weekly service or of a special
service, call Everett Setzer at 465-6225. Sunday School is held at 10 a.m., and then the
Sunday Worship Service is held at 11 a.m. For
more information, call the church office at 4597480, or visit www.claremontbethlehem.com.
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
announces June events
CLAREMONT – St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
at 3216 West Main Street in downtown Claremont has announced the following events to
be held during the month of July. Confirmation
week for third year confirmation students and
BETHLEHEM
United Methodist Church
(828) 459-7480
Box 233
3214 Catawba Street
Claremont, NC 28610
www.claremontbethlehem.com
• Service at 11:00 am
• Sunday School at 9:45 am
• Programs for all ages
Pastor: Rev. Dr. Perry Miller
Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church NALC
3180 West Main Street, Claremont
828.459.7195
REV. WESLEY R. FRYE, PASTOR
Sunday School - 9:30 AM
Morning Worship - 10:30 AM
Other Services By Announcement
“Your Friendly Neighborhood Church”
www.mtcalvarynalc.org
North American Lutheran Church
parents will be held on July 9-13 from 9 a.m. to
5 p.m., in the church lounge. Boy Scout Troop
359 will host a bowling outing at Pin Station in
Newton on July 9 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The St.
Mark’s Praise Team is currently seeking new
instrumentalists, and anyone interested in joining the band is asked to call the church office
for more information. The church hosts a contemporary service at 8:15 a.m., Sunday school
at 9:30 a.m., and a traditional service at 10:30
a.m., every Sunday. For more information or
questions about any of the church programs
or services, call the church office at 4592161, e-mail to [email protected], or visit www.stmarksclaremont.org.
First Baptist Church of
Claremont to host VBS
CLAREMONT – First Baptist Church of Claremont has announced that the church will
host its annual Vacation Bible School on July
29 through Aug. 1 on the church grounds.
The church also hosts Sunday school at 9
a.m., and a worship service at 11 a.m. and 6
p.m., every Sunday; and a Wednesday worship service at 7 p.m. First Baptist Church of
Claremont is located at 4791 South Depot
Street in Claremont. For more information or
questions about any of the church services,
programs, or classes, call the church office
during regular business hours at 459-7110.
Redeemer Lutheran Church
to host community breakfast
CATAWBA – Redeemer Lutheran Church
(LCMS) at 200 South Main Street in downtown
Catawba has announced it will host its monthly
community breakfast on July 7 and Aug. 4 from
7 to 10 a.m., in the church Fellowship Hall. The
cost is $6 per person, and consists of eggs
made to order, toast, grits, sausage, gravy and
more with juice and coffee. Call the church office at 241-2371, or visit www.redeemercatawba.com for more information or questions.
New Vision Presbyterian to
host various events
CONOVER – New Vision Presbyterian Church
in Conover has announced the Lifetree Cafe will
host meetings every Wednesday at 7 p.m., in
the Fellowship Hall. This is a one hour conversation time, and a nursery is available. There is
also a dinner at 6:30 p.m., for the cost of $3 per
person. For more information, visit www.Lifetreecafe.com. The New Vision Coffeehouse will
be open on July 21 from 7 to 9 p.m., and will feature area band Chisled. Vacation Bible School
will be held on July 8-12 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.,
and dinner will be served each night. New Vision Church PCUSA is located at 502 Thornburg
Drive NE in Conover. For more information, visit
www.NewVisionConover.com, or call 464-1330.
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