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Revival

JANUARY 14 - 19 At New Beginning MBC. Sun-10am Sunday School 11am & 3pm service. Mon-Fri 7pm w/different speakers & special singing. Everyone is welcome


Revival

JANUARY 14 - 19 - At New Beginning MBC. Sun-10am Sunday School 11am & 3pm service. Mon-Fri 7pm w/different speakers & special singing. Everyone is welcome


Q-Tip Art Class at Grace Senior Center

Have you always been interested in q-tip art? If so, you are invited to join in the q-tip art class at Grace Senior Center on Tuesday, January 23 at 12 noon. Call Mary Jones, Activity Director at Grace Senior Center, to register at 704-694-6616


Do You Need a Coat or Blanket?

Would You Like to Donate? The Faith-Based Center of Hope continues their "Warm Coats, Warm Hearts" program. They have distributed coats to several of the churches and schools in Anson County. Blankets for the elderly are also available.
Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church is the pick up site, or you can deliver do- nated items there too. Just call to schedule it.
To donate coats and blankets or to request help, please contact Vancine Sturdi- vant at 704-848-4412.


Storytime Every Wednesday

The Anson County Partnership for Children offers Storytime in the Early Childhood Resource Center each Wednesday, from 10 to 10:30 a.m. for children ages 3 to 8. For more information call 704-694-4036.


Marriage Retreat

FEBRUARY 2 - 4 - Sponsored by Divine Unity Church at Prince Resorts at Cherry Grove in N Myrtle Beach, SC w/guest speakers Bishop & Firsst Lady Cooper & Pastor McLendon. Married couples of all denominations invited. Info; 704-475-9267


Marriage Retreat

FEBRUARY 2 - 4- Marriage Retreat Sponsored by Divine Unity Church at Prince Resorts at Cherry Grove in N Myrtle Beach, SC w/guest speakers Bishop & Firsst Lady Cooper & Pastor McLendon. Married couples of all denominations invited. Info 704-475-9267


The Compassionate Friends Meet Thursday

The Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents, grandparents and siblings who have lost a child of any age, welcomes you to attend their monthly meetings. They meet on the second Thursday each month, at 7 p.m. in the Training Room at Pee Dee Electric, located on Highway 52 South in Wadesboro. We need not walk alone. For more information call Irvin Thompson at 704-694-8774.


Partnership for Children Offers New Reading Program

An exciting new literacy program for mothers will be offered at Anson County Partnership for Children. It is called Motheread, and will be held at the Partnership every Thursday at 3 p.m. starting February 22. Motheread is a literacy program that uses childrens books, adult poems, and narratives to teach literacy skills and practice strategies for reading with children. Mothers not only learn the why of reading with their children, but also the how. Childcare will be provided for participants. The Early Childhood Resource Center is located at 117 South Greene Street in uptown Wadesboro. According to Alexandra Harrington, Literacy and Community Outreach Coordinator, The unique concept about Motheread is that it is very similar to a book club. While exploring various childrens books we discuss developmental milestones that children go through and talk about the different excitements that are connected to these milestones. I have never seen a literacy program that explores childrens books the way Motheread does. Participants learn about reading, but they also get the chance to express their thoughts, fears and pride regarding their growing children. Motheread applications are available for mothers and grandmothers who reside in Anson County. Applications will be located at the Partnership and online at www.ansonchildren.org

. Motheread applications will be due to the Partnership by Monday, January 29. For further information please contact Harrington at (704) 694-4036 or email Alexandra.harrington@ansonchildren.org .

The Anson County Partnership for Children is a non-profit public/private organization formed in 1996 in response to the North Carolina Smart Start initiative. The Partnerships mission is helping to make Anson County a better place to be a child and to raise a child. For more information contact the Partnership at 704-694-4036 or visit the Partnerships website at www.ansonchildren.org .


New Opportunities to Hunt on Sundays

A new law, "Outdoor Heritage Enhanced," will increase opportunities to hunt wild animals and upland game birds on private lands. The law also gives authority to the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (Commission) and other public landowners to implement new options for Sunday hunting on public lands. Sunday hunting for migratory birds, including waterfowl, remains prohibited. On private lands:

" Hunters may hunt within 500 yards of a residence, potentially opening millions of acres of private land previously off-limits to Sunday hunters.

" Hunters may not hunt at any time on Sunday within 500 yards of a place of religious worship, nor hunt deer with the use of dogs.

" Shooting hours remain unchanged, meaning private lands may be hunted for wild animals and upland game birds with a firearm on Sunday prior to 9:30 a.m. and after 12:30 p.m.

" Controlled hunting preserves are not restricted between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. if they are licensed pursuant to G.S. 113.273(g).

On public lands:

" Public land managers, including the Commission, may authorize hunting on Sundays with a firearm on the public lands for which they have jurisdiction.

" If public land managers allow Sunday hunting on their lands, hunters remain prohibited from hunting with a firearm between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., from hunting deer with the use of dogs and from hunting within 500 yards of a place of religious worship.

" Sunday hunting on the Commission's game lands re- mains prohibited.

" The Commission will implement a collaborative and inclusive process with constituents to evaluate options and opportunities to open Sunday hunting with firearms on the approximately 500,000 acres of game lands owned by the Commission. The process will include consideration of all user-group perspectives.

" The Commission will work collaboratively with govern- mental, private and corporate partners to determine inter- est in allowing opportunities to hunt on Sundays with a firearm on the approximately 1.5 million acres of game lands owned by those partners. If these partners are willing to consider this option, then the Commission will follow the process described for Commission-owned game lands. Migratory birds:

" Hunting of migratory birds on Sundays remains prohibited.

" The new legislation gives the Commission the authority to lift the prohibition on migratory bird hunting after March 1, 2018.

" The law also mandates that a study be conducted by the Commission to consider the biological and resource management impacts, economic impacts, and social impacts associated with hunting migratory birds on Sundays. For information on the Outdoor Heritage Enhanced law, visit New Sunday Hunting Regulations at www.ncwildlife.org


Genealogy Class at Marshville Museum and Cultural Center in March

A new genealogy class will be offered In March at the Marshville Museum and Cultural Center. It will be held on each Wednesday in March, from 9:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon. Materials will be provided. Sign up by emailing Bill Potter at bpotter04@gmail.com or by calling 704- 624- 6168. Potter will hold a genealogy session on Tuesday, February 6, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. that will allow those who have researched their family history to come together and share stories. Who knows, you may cover family connecdistions. Only eight spots are available, so if you are interested email Potter at email bpotter04@gmail.com . Recently my daughter Hannah and a longtime friend Rachel Harmon were talking and the name Ziphia came up, Potter said. After talking they dis- covered that they shared the ancestor, Zilphia Marsh, my great grandmother.


Veterans Memorial Dedication at Wadesboro City Park

The public is invited to attend the dedication ceremony for the new Veterans Memorial that has been constructed at Wadesboro City Park. The event will take place this Thursday, April 27 at 11 a.m. The memorial and ceremony are sponsored by the Anson County Veterans Council. Wadesboro City Park is located near Anson Pediatrics, just off Morven Road on Gatewood Street.


Upcoming Dates for May Primary Election

The Anson County Board of Elections has released this calendar of pertinent dates:

" January 9 at 5pm - Regular Board of Elections meeting, 5 p.m.

" January 15 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday

" January 28 - Publish UOCOVA Notice statewide Primary

" January 28-30 - Elections Conference in Durham

" February 12 - Candidate filing begins for May 2018 Primary

" February 14 - Regular Board of Elections meeting, 5 p.m.

" February 23 - Deadline to withdraw notice of candidacy

" February 28 - Candidate filing ends for May 2018 Primary

" March 14 - Regular Board of Elections meeting, 5 p.m.

" March 19 - Absentee Ballots must be available for May 2018 Primary

" March 23 - Begin publishing election notice

" March 30 - State holiday (Good Friday)

" April 4 - Logic and accuracy / machine testing, 10 a.m.

" April 5 - Mock Election with State Board of Elections

" April 8 - Public notice of buffer zone

" April 11 - Regular Board of Elections meeting, 5 p.m.

" April 13 - Last day to challenge voter prior to election, 5 p.m.

" April 13 - Voter registration deadline for May 2018 Primary, 5 p.m.

" April 14 - One Stop Voting observer list due, 10 a.m.

" April 17 - Absentee Board meeting, 5 p.m.

" April 19 - Absentee - Early Voting begins

" April 24 - Absentee Board meeting, 5 p.m.

" April 25 - Deadline to submit petition / signature for unaffiliated candidate in par- tisan/nonpartisan election

" May 1 - Absentee Board meeting, 5 p.m.

" May 1 - Late absentee requests allowed due to sickness of physical disability deadline, 5 p.m.

" May 3 - Election Day observer list due, 10 a.m.

" May 5 - Absentee - Early Voting ends, 1 p.m.

" May 7 - Pre-election Day Absentee meeting, 5 p.m.

" May 7 - UOCAVA (military/overseas) Absentee Ballot request deadline, 5 p.m.

" May 7 - UOCAVA (military/overseas) Voter Registration deadline, 5 p.m.

" May 8 - Statewide Primary Election Day - all precincts participating Polls open 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

" May 8 - Distribute Certified Absentee List, 10 a.m.

" May 8 - Begin counting Absentee Ballots, 10 a.m. (Results not released until 7:30 p.m.)

" May 8 - UOCAVA (military/overseas) ballot return deadline, 7:30 p.m.

" May 9 - Sample hand to eye county, 11 a.m.

" May 17 - UOCAVA mailed Absentee Ballot return deadline, 5 p.m.

" May 18 - County Canvass of Election, 11 a.m.

" May 18 - Deadline for election protest concerning votes counted or tabulation of results

" May 21 - Deadline for candidate to request a recount in county contest, 5 p.m.

" May 22 - Deadline for candidate to request a recount in state contest, 5 p.m.

" May 24 - County Board of Elections issues certifications of nominations

" May 28 - Memorial Day holiday


HOLLA! Awarded Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission Grant

HOLLA! has been selected by the North Carolina Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission to receive $1,000 in funding to help support project MLK-JR (Making Life Kind - Just and Righteous). MLK-JR is an original project developed by HOLLA! designed to expose local youth to the teachings of Dr. King. HOLLA!'s project is one of six selected statewide to be recommended for funding. Following are details of the project.

Project Goals:

" Promote the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

" Develop a sustainable and replicable program designed to instill hundreds of youth with the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

" Engage the entire community in our efforts to be proac- tive in developing a kinder community by exposing youth to the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr through var- ious programs.

" Highlight the kindness and scholarship presently existing in our community through recognition during our various programs.

" Encourage kindness and scholarship in our community.

" Expose our youth to positive people and experiences.

" Lessen incidents of bullying and school discipline issues. Project Timeline

" January 8, 2018  Morven Chapter of Las Amigas/HOLLA! MLK-JR Essay Contest

" January 13, 2018 10:00 a.m. Downtown Wadesboro, NC  MLK-JR Parade

" January 15, 2018 8:00 a.m. Anson County MLK Cele- bration  MLK-JR winners present essays to public.*

" February 21, 2018 6:00 p.m. Anson Middle School/HOLLA! MLK-JR Oratorical Contest

" March 7, 2018 6:00 p.m.  MLK-JR Movie Night  Selma**

" April 4, 2018 - (50th Anniversary of the death of Dr. King)  MLK-JR County-wide day of non-violence***

" May 10, 2018 (Time TBD)  HOLLA! MLK-JR Quiz Bowl

" July 25, 2018 12:00 noon  MLK-JR Summer Oratorical Contest

" October 31, 2018 6:00  8:00 p.m.  ****

On October 14, 1964, Dr. King won the Nobel Peace Prize. This is a great month to have the MLK-JR Halloween Trunk OR Treat and Anti-bullying/Peace Rally and Dance. Chairman Jahn of the Nobel committee said, he was the first person in the Western world to have shown us that a struggle can be waged without violence. * 89th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ** 53rd Anniversary of Bloody Sunday *** 50th Anniversary of the Death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. **** 54th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.s Nobel Peace Prize Receipt For more information or to participate in this exciting project call the HOLLA! Center at 704.851.3144.