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Joe Wagner VFW Post 7313 accepting applications for Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen youth scholarship competitions

September 15th, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2017 11:11:38 -0400
From: Gregory Flood
Subject: VFW Youth Scholarships

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is now accepting entries into its 2017-18 Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen youth scholarship competitions. The announcement comes after students from across the globe recently took home their share of more than $3.3 million in scholarships and awards from last year’s competitions. We would appreciate your assistance in publicizing these programs in the Chatham County School System.

The VFW’s Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen essay competitions are dedicated to encouraging a better understanding and appreciation of America, and to help foster patriotism among today’s youth. Students are required to submit an oral or written essay in response to a question or statement on a subject which prompts them to consider how American history and democratic ideals and principles apply to their lives.

This year’s Voice of Democracy theme asks high school students to describe, “American History: Our Hope for the Future.†Voice of Democracy is an audio-essay competition open to students in grades 9-12. The national winner is presented the $30,000, T.C. Selman Memorial Scholarship award. More than 46,000 high school students competed in last year’s competition.

The Patriot’s Pen writing competition is open to students in grades 6-8. This year, students are asked to reflect on the statement, “America’s Gift to My Generation.†The national winner will receive a $5,000 award. More than 122,000 middle and junior high school students competed in last year’s competition. Both national awards will be presented during the 2018 VFW Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C., in March.

Student participants are asked to submit their entry (along with a completed entry form) to their local participating VFW Post. The deadline for student entries in both contests is October 31, 2017.

Entries may be submitted to:

Joe Wagner VFW Post 7313
P.O. Box 1775
Pittsboro. North Carolina 27312

More information and entry forms can be found at VFW Youth Scholarships (https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships ).

Gregory C. Flood
Quartermaster/Adjutant
Joe Wagner VFW Post 7313

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Joe Wagner VFW Post 7313 in Pittsboro is participating in Teacher of the Year Program

September 15th, 2017 · No Comments

ate: Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:50:13 -0400
From: Gregory Flood
Subject: VFW Teacher of the Year Program

The Veterans of Foreign Wars annually recognizes the nation’s top classroom elementary, junior high and high school teachers who teach citizenship education topics regularly and promote America’s history and traditions effectively. This year Joe Wagner VFW Post 7313 (http://vfw7313.org in Pittsboro is participating in the Teacher of the Year Program.

Teachers who promote civic responsibility, flag etiquette and patriotism are prime candidates for this award. For example, do you know a teacher who plans field trips to city hall or organizes community volunteer projects? Maybe you know an instructor who invites veterans into the classroom to discuss their military experiences. Perhaps you are familiar with a teacher who fosters the development of democratic values and beliefs through special projects. If you know of such a teacher, honor him or her today with the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award.

The rules eligibility requirements and submission form can be found below. Anyone can make a submission and the deadline for submissions to the Post is 31 October 2017.

https://www.vfw.org/-/media/VFWSite/Files/Community/Youth-and-Education/Teacher-of-the-Year-Rules-and-Eligibility.pdf?la=en <http://vfw7313.org/uploads/Teacher%20of%20the%20Year%20Rules%20and%20Eligibility.pdf>

https://www.vfw.org/-/media/VFWSite/Files/Community/Youth-and-Education/TeacheroftheYearAwardBrochure.pdf?la=en <http://vfw7313.org/uploads/TeacheroftheYearAwardBrochure.pdf>

Gregory C. Flood
Quartermaster/Adjutant
Joe Wagner VFW Post 7313
P.O. Box 1775
Pittsboro, North Carolina 27312

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Hickory Mountain United Methodist Church accepting donations to fill Hurricane Relief Buckets

September 12th, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2017 20:47:19 -0400
From: <>
Subject: UMCOR Hurricane Relief Bucket Donations Location

Hickory Mountain United Methodist Church
201 Hadley Mill Road, Pittsboro, NC
Is accepting donations to fill UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) Hurricane Relief Buckets.
Donations of the specific items listed below will be accepted Saturdays and Sundays 9AM-11AM , September 16- October 29.
All donations are tax deductible and every donation is important.  Thank you for helping us make this mission a success to help victims of hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
Thank you!
HMUMC Mission Committee

Cleaning Kit Materials For Each Bucket

1 5-Gallon bucket with re-sealable lid
Buckets from fast-food restaurants or bakeries can be used if washed and cleaned.
Do not use buckets that have stored chemicals such as paint or pool cleaner.
Advertisements on the outside are acceptable.
Liquid laundry detergent One 50-oz. or two 25-oz. bottle(s) only
Liquid household cleaner  12?16 oz. liquid cleaner that can be mixed with water  No spray cleaners
Dish soap 16-28 oz. bottle, any brand
50 Clothespins
Clothesline Cotton or plastic, One 100-ft. or two 50-ft. lines
7 Sponges  Please No cellulose sponges due to mold issues
24-Roll heavy-duty trash bags 33-45 gallon sizes
18 Cleaning wipes  Handi-wipes or reusable wipes
Please No terry cleaning towels
1 Can air freshener   Aerosol or pump
1 Insect-repellant spray  6-14 oz. aerosol or spray pump with protective cover
2 Pairs kitchen dishwashing gloves
Should be durable enough for multiple uses
1 Pair work gloves  All Cotton, All Leather, or Cotton with Leather Palm
5 Scouring pads No stainless steel, Brillo pads or SOS pads (nothing with soap built in)
1 Scrub brush  Plastic or wood handle
5 Dust masks
Please Note:
All items must be new except for the actual bucket and lid.
All cleaning agents must be liquid and in plastic containers. No powders, please.
If you cannot find the requested size of a liquid item, use a smaller size.
Items will be combined to fill the buckets ,you do not have to donate all the items, every single item counts.
Cash donations made out to UMCOR will also be accepted.  100% of UMCOR donations go to relief.

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Searching for Jones Ferry Crossing History Program at Historic Chatham County Courthouse on Sept. 17

September 12th, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2017 17:54:44 -0400 (EDT)
From: Historical Association
Subject: history program: Searching for Jones Ferry Crossing

Searching for Jones Ferry Crossing
Sunday, September 17
2:00 pm
Historic Chatham County Courthouse
Pittsboro

Two local history buffs curious about where Jones Ferry crossed the Haw River have recently met and realized that their theories support one another. On Sunday, September 17 at 2:00pm, in the Historic Chatham County Courthouse in Pittsboro, the two investigators will discuss how the findings of their independent investigations dovetail to form a plausible theory about where Jones Ferry crossed the Haw River in the 18th and 19th centuries in northern Chatham County. Please join us for the Chatham County Historical Association’s September program, where Margaret Miller Growe and Richard Ellington will co-present their observations to the community. The program is free and the public is welcome.

More info at www.chathamhistory.org . Questions: 

Chatham County Historical Association
PO Box 93
Pittsboro, NC 27312

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Free Medical Health Screenings at Emmaus Baptist Church in Pittsboro on September 16

September 12th, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2017 17:51:28 -0400
From: Lmj
Subject: Free Medical

North Carolina Baptist Men
FREE MOBILE HEALTH SCREENING BUS
Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Emmaus Baptist Church
2430 Silk Hope-Gum Springs Road
Pittsboro, N.C.

APPOINTMENT NEEDED – Call 919-542-0059
Diabetes & Cholesterol screening
Assessments for heart disease, depression, etc.

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Turnberry Interior Design Group Showroom Grand Opening in Siler City on September 18

September 12th, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2017 16:21:29 -0400
From: “Cindy Poindexter”
Subject: You are Invited – Ribbon Cutting / Grand Opening Celebration for Turnberry Interior Design Group Showroom in Siler City

The Chatham Chamber of Commerce invites the public to join them on September 18, 2017 to celebrate the opening of Turnberry Interior Design Group Showroom, LLC, located at 233 N. Chatham Avenue, Siler City. There will be a Grand Opening Celebration with prize drawings and refreshments after an 11:30 a.m. Ribbon Cutting.

In addition to the Siler City location, Turnberry Interior Design Group has a Studio and Builder Design Center located at 64 Hillsboro Street in Pittsboro.  Turnberry specializes in accessories, occasional pieces, artwork, custom rugs, upholstered furniture (both stock and custom orders), decorative accents and has Accredited Professional Designers.

Cindy Poindexter, IOM
President & CEO
531 E. Third Street, Siler City, NC  27344
919.742.3333 PH | 919.742.1333 FX
 | www.ccucc.net

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Collection of old pills & unused prescriptions at Moncure Fire House on September 19

September 12th, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2017 16:15:48 -0400
From: 
Subject: Pill Collection-September 19

Southeast Chatham Citizens Advisory Council in partnership  with the Chatham County Sheriff’s Department will host a collection of old pills and unused prescriptions:

Tuesday, September 19,  2017
6:30-8:00 P.M.
Moncure Fire Department
2389 Old US 1
Moncure, NC 27559

All you need to do is:
Remove all pills and/or prescriptions  from the bottles and put in a single zip lock bag.  Bring to the Moncure Fire Department between 6:30 and 8:00 P.M   on Tuesday, September 19, 2017.

Please help us dispose of these drugs responsibly!  We  need to keep them out of the hands of our children and those who could use these  drugs for illegal purposes.

It is not safe to flush drugs down the toilet!  To do so  would negatively affect the ground water or water that is treated in a  treatment plant.

Please join us for this important effort!

All Chatham County residents are welcome to attend our monthly  meetings at the Moncure Fire Department.  There are no dues or fees to  attend our meetings.  We do pass a basket for voluntary donations that are  used for community programs.

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Tick Talk Sept. 26: Ticks in NC in the Fall and Winter

September 12th, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2017 18:40:19 +0000
From: Jennifer Platt
Subject: Tick Talk Sept. 26: Ticks in NC in the Fall and Winter

Don’t “Fall” into complacency — ticks are no joke this time of year. Join us for a happy hour “Tick Talk” by the Tick Chick, Dr. Jennifer Platt. Come learn about ticks in NC, landscaping tips that you can implement in the fall, and other things you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Where: Carolina Brewery
Date: Tuesday, September 26
Time: 5:30 – 7:00
Cost: free!

Space is limited, please rsvp to 

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2017 Chatham YMCA Annual Support Campaign kicks off on September 14

September 12th, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:39:35 -0400
From: Gene Galin
Subject: 2017 Chatham YMCA Annual Support Campaign kicks off on September 14

The YMCA of the Triangle is celebrating 25 Years of Building People and they want you to be a part of it.

They’re having dinner at the Pittsboro Roadhouse on September 14 and they will share stories of impact from right here in our community. Then they’ll gear up to spread the good word about the work the Chatham YMCA is doing.

Date + Time: Thursday, September 14, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Location: The Pittsboro Roadhouse, 39 West Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312
https://maps.google.com/?q=39+West+Street,+Pittsboro,+NC+27312&entry=gmail&source=g

RSVP to Jessica.Mashburn@YMCATriangle.org or 919-545-9622 with how many people are in your party!

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See photos from the eclipse expedition at the Pittsboro Senior Center

September 12th, 2017 · No Comments

Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2017 11:32:35 -0400
From: Alan Russo
Subject: Science Program at the Senior Center

Once a month, we at the Pittsboro Senior Center, do a Science program. We focus on all the Earth Sciences and do a short discussion/slide show/demo on a particular subject. the public is invited to come tomorrow at 11am and I will be showing photos from my Eclipse Expedition. So, if you didn’t get a chance to see the Eclipse, stop by and check it out.

Alan Russo
Meal Site Manager
Chatham County Council on Aging
Pittsboro, NC 27312
(919)542-4512
Website; www.chathamcouncilonaging.org
Wellness Blog: https://coahealthandwellnes.wordpress.com/
Find Us On Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chatham-County-Council-on-Aging/325447181549?v=wall

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