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Matter of Balance Classes in Pittsboro and Siler City starting February 11

January 28th, 2015 · No Comments

Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:58:18 -0500
From: “Megan Coggins”
Subject: Matter of Balance Classes in Pittsboro and Siler City/ Press Release

Contact: Lindsay Hickling, Center Manager
Eastern Chatham Senior Center
(919) 542-4512

Chatham Council on Aging Offers Program on Avoiding Falls

PITTSBORO and SILER CITY– The Chatham County Council on Aging has scheduled an eight-week program, A Matter of Balance, to help seniors address concerns about falling. According to the Council, people who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. The program is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults.

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Updating to the outdated . . . .

January 28th, 2015 · No Comments

Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:52:23 -0500
From: “N.A. Booko”
Subject: Updating to the outdated . . . .

About five years ago, I took the big plunge and bought a cell phone. Mind you, the style of the one I bought was on its way out. It was a track phone, small, opens and does not take pictures- and of course it doesn’t send pictures. One cannot do texting on it with out cursing. It has served me well, but I have come to regret not being able to take pictures. You are nothing if you don’t ‘selfie’ and send. I have dropped, stepped on, and lost my little marvel several times. But it still serves the purpose.

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“Elder Suicide in North Carolina” report presents some alarming data

January 28th, 2015 · No Comments

Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:17:40 +0000
From: Debra Henzey
Subject: Alarming Suicide Rate for Seniors

Suicide Rate for Seniors in Alarming – Especially Older Men
By Dennis Streets
Executive Director
Chatham County Council on Aging

The North Carolina Injury & Violence Prevention Branch, part of the State Division of Public Health, has just released the 2015 N.C Suicide Prevention Plan. A related report from this branch, “Elder Suicide in North Carolina,” presented some alarming data.

From 2008 to 2011, 905 North Carolinians age 65 and older died as a result of violence, with 741 of them committing suicide. More than 80 percent of these elder suicides were men-mostly white men who used firearms.

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Country Breakfast at Mount Carmel Baptist Church on Jan 31

January 28th, 2015 · No Comments

Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:49:03 -0500
From: Bob Royster
Subject: Country Breakfast

COUNTRY BREAKFAST
Mount Carmel Baptist Church
Saturday, January 31
7:30 – 11:30 am
Country Ham & Sausage
Bacon, Eggs, Grits & Gravy
Stewed Apples
Homemade Biscuits
Jams & Jellies
Coffee & Juice
A breakfast that Grandma would be proud to serve!
Adults: $10.00
Children (under 12): $5.00
Eat In or Take Out! All You Can Eat!
We will be having a BAKE SALE also. Join us for good food and fellowship!

For more information, please contact Bob or Kathryn Royster at roysterbksd@bellsouth.net or 919-933-0768.

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Chatham Animal Rescue & Education (CARE) launched Pet Responsibility and Education Program

January 28th, 2015 · No Comments

Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:18:36 -0500
From: hbandpj
Subject: CARE launches PREP

Chatham Animal Rescue & Education (CARE) launched itsPet Responsibility and Education Program (PREP) with Chatham Charter 4thgraders January 14th. PREP’s mission is to provide and drive solutions tothe pet overpopulation crisis in Chatham County, with the goal of reducing the intake of adoptable animals at the county shelter and thereby reducing the euthanasia rates.. The program is modeled after Moore County’s Pet Responsibility Committee (www.mcprc.org) which launched in 2008 and reaches over 1,000 fourth grade students annually.

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Chatham Economic Development Corporation welcomes four new board members

January 28th, 2015 · No Comments

Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:12:09 +0000
From: Alyssa Byrd
Subject: Chatham EDC welcomes four new board members

Four new members were appointed to the Chatham Economic Development Corporation’s board of directors last week. John Ruffin, Jeff Wilson, Greg Lewis and Taylor Hobbs will serve four-year terms on the board.

Ruffin, a Moncure resident, entrepreneur and philanthropist, currently serves on the Triangle South Workforce Development Board.

Wilson, a Chatham County native, is the vice president of operations at Wilson Brothers Milling Company in Bear Creek and volunteers with several local civic organizations.

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Agenda for Jan. 29 Meeting of Chatham County Animal Services Stakeholders Meeting

January 28th, 2015 · No Comments

Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:06:19 +0000
From: Debra Henzey
Subject: Agenda for Jan. 29 Meeting of Animal Services Stakeholders Meeting

Chatham County Animal Services Stakeholders Meeting
Thursday January 29th, 2014 – 6:00 -8:00 pm
Chatham County Public Health Department Dunlap Classroom -Pittsboro

AGENDA
I. Welcome and Introductions
A. Chatham County Health Director- Layton Long
B. Chatham County Animal Services Shelter Manager- Krista Ritter
II. Administrative Reports
A. Shelter Report/Service Request Report – Krista Ritter

III. Updates on Animal Services Activities

A. Policy Updates

B. New Hire-James Evans

C. Animal Appeals Board- Update

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Brooks Branch

January 28th, 2015 · No Comments

Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:47:29 -0500
From: leela ellis
Subject: Brooks Branch

Dropping from the trees

Like a leafless branch

Subtly sliding through the truth

The smooth and shining snake

A whisper hissing gossip

Innuendo dripping with venom

Killing the king.

Sweet, obsequious

Moving mindfully

So graceful and correct

The camouflage melts into the egos

With the initials behind their names.

No one sees the grass move.

It seems a sweet breeze.

The red-tailed hawk shrieks

Talons wide and wild and full of blood.

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This Week at the Chatham County Libraries

January 28th, 2015 · No Comments

Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:50:26 +0000
From: Susan Clayton
Subject: This Week at Chaham County Libraries

Monday, Jan. 26
12pm-3pm Affordable Health Care Assistance- Free enrollment sessions with Certified Application Counselors.

Tuesday, Jan. 27
10am Preschool Story Time
3pm Microsoft Word Basics, Part 1. Participants must be comfortable operating a computer, mouse, and keyboard. Registration required. Contact the Reference Department at 919-545-8086 for more information. Free.

Wednesday, Jan. 28
10am-1pm Affordable Health Care Assistance- Free enrollment sessions with Certified Application Counselors.

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If you have a need to remove wildlife from your house, Jimmy Vickery is your man.

January 28th, 2015 · No Comments

Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:47:22 +0000
From: “Reichle, Nancy C”
Subject: Shout out for Jimmy Vickery- critter removal

Just wanted to let everyone know if you have a need to remove wildlife from your house, Jimmy is your man. He solved our squirrel problem in one day! His rates are very reasonable! Jimmy has incredible knowledge of wildlife and their habits and is reliable and punctual. Contact him by phone in Silk Hope at (919) 542-4350. Leave a message and he will get back to you.

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