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Youth Deer Hunting Day Scheduled for Saturday

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has set this Saturday, Sept. 23, as a Youth Deer Hunting Day. On this day, youth 17 and younger may use any legal weapon to hunt deer of either sex and are not required to be accompanied by an adult if they have completed a hunter education course. The Youth Deer Hunting Day provisions apply to both private and public lands. Hunters age 18 and older with a valid hunting license may use only the weapon that is legal for the type of season open in their county on this day. All hunters must wear blaze orange on Sept. 23, even if the hunter is using archery equipment. The use of dogs for deer hunting is allowed during Youth Hunting Day in areas where it is lawful. During the remainder of hunting seasons, youth 17 and younger are required to use the legal weapon for the open season in the area where they are hunting. Youth Deer Hunting Day, which coincides with National Hunting and Fishing Day, was established in 2015 to increase interest in deer hunting among youth, potentially increase their success at hunting, and highlight the need to engage youth in hunting. Hunters can report their big game harvests either by phone at 800-I-GOT-ONE (800- 446-8663), online at "Report a Harvest" ( www.ncwildlife.org/igotone ) or at a participating Wildlife Service Agent location. The Commission no longer offers big game harvest reporting through Wildlife Cooperator Agents using paper record sheets. For more information on hunting in North Carolina, visit the Commission's website, www.ncwildlife.org/hunting .

For more information on the nine free, family-friendly events the Commission is supporting in celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day, visit www.ncwildlife.org/nhfd


BRLC Gods Glorious Bike Ride

Burnsville Recreation & Learning Centers bikers and volunteers will celebrate fall this Saturday, September 23 with a huge yard sale and their sixth annual Gods Glorious Motorcycle Ride. The event runs from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The yard sale starts at 8:00 a.m. It is coordinated by volunteers, with many items...too numerous to mention. The BRLC Benefit Breakfast at 8:00 a.m. will be available to all who stop in and make a generous donation in support of BRLCs continued expansion. The motorcycle ride registration will begin at 9:00 a.m., with the official opening ceremony at 10:00 a.m. The Gods Glorious Motorcycle Ride will commence at 11:00 a.m. Gospel Recording Artist McKinley Sandifer will entertain from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.

To those who do not ride, please come by have breakfast and see all the great opportunities you are providing for the less fortunate in this county and the surrounding areas. Please join in the fun or mail an offering. The BRLC is located at 13349 Highway 742 North in Burnsville, across from the Burnsville Fire Department. The mailing address is: BRLC, 13349 Highway 742 N, Polkton, NC 28135. The telephone number is 704- 826-8182.


Celebrate Agriculture this Weekend!

Come to the Anson Ag Expo & Fair and celebrate agriculture with us! The annual Ag Fair and Youth Livestock Show are scheduled for this Saturday, September 23. And, new this year is a Family Fall Fest on Friday night, September 22. The Family Fall Fest and 4-H Youth Livestock Show will be held at Circle G Arena in Lilesville, while the Anson Ag Fair will be at the Extension Center in Wadesboro, on McLaurin Street. Starting on Thursday, fair entries will be received at the Cooperative Extension Center on McLaurin Street from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. Judging will take place on Friday, with the show open to the public on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Family Fall Fest will kick off at 6 p.m. at Circle G Arena in Lilesville. Fun for the family will include childrens carnival games, youth relay games, a cupcake walk for all ages, and line dancing starting at 8 p.m. with Yvonne Lineberger of DJ Services by Yvonne, from Charlotte. Tag-Along Take Out Food Truck will be set up for the evening offering food truck fare and drinks for sale. In addition, popcorn and sno cones will be available for children and adults, compliments of Anson County 4-H.

The Anson County Partnership for Children will also be visiting and giving out books for children. They will also have stickers and tattoos for fun. Plan to bring a chair to relax and enjoy the festivities.
Livestock weigh-in for lambs and check-in for heifers begins Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m., with the show starting at 10 a.m. The full line up and times are:

Friday, September 22

" Family Fall Fest at Circle G Arena, 6 to 9 p.m.

" Games, Food and Music, 6 to 8 p.m.

" Line Dancing, 8 to 9 p.m. Saturday, September 23

" 4-H Youth Livestock Show at Circle G Arena, 10 a.m. until...

" Heifer Show Check-In, 8:30 to 9:45 a.m.

" 4-H Youth Heifer Show, 10 a.m.

" Lamb Weigh-In, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

" 4-H Youth Lamb Show, Immediately Following Heifer Show

" Anson Ag Fair at the Cooperative Extension Center in Wadesboro, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

" Fair Viewing, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

" Winners Pick Up Ribbons, Premiums and Entries, 2 p.m. Celebrate Anson Agriculture t-shirts are on sale now for youth and adult sizes, $6 and $8, and will be on sale during the fair at the Extension office. Complete event information is available on the web at a nson.ces.ncsu.edu and Facebook, under 2017 Anson Ag Expo & Fair.

The Anson County Cooperative Extension Staff is pleased to be able to host these events, with the help of a 12-member planning committee and numerous community sponsors. Come out and enjoy the fun this weekend. Celebrate agriculture in Anson!


Discover Your Inner Artist

Discover Your Inner Artist in September
Charleston artist Joyce Hall returns to Cheraw on September 22-24 with an oil painting workshop. Painting Animals will be the topic for the workshop which will be offered to artists of all skill levels including beginners. Participants will learn the basic principles of painting domestic, wild, woodland and farm animals. Joyce will provide instruction in painting fur, eyes, and anatomy of animals. No creatures are off limits. Cost for the 3 day work- shop is $200. A supply list will be provided to participants. Time for the workshop will be from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Contact the Cheraw Arts Commission at 843.537.8420 x 12 for additional information about the workshop.


SHIIP "Welcome to Medicare" Seminar

SHIIP "Welcome to Medicare" Seminar is September 26 Are you going to be eligible for Medicare in the near future? Have you been on Medicare for a while and want to better understand what it offers? Do you have a family member you help with Medicare issues?
"Welcome to Medicare" is for you.
The Welcome To Medicare seminar will be held on Tuesday, September 26 at 2:00 p.m. at the Grace Senior Center, conducted by trained SHIIP Volunteer Counselors. The seminar will cover Medicare Part A and Part B benefits, the prescription drug benefit (Part D), Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare supplement insurance. SHIIP, the Senior Health Insurance Information Program, is a service of the State of North Carolina.
SHIIP counselors are trained by the state and do not sell or promote any insurance companies, policies or agents. Persons interested should call Grace Senior Center at 704-694-6616 to register and for additional information . The seminar is free.


Welcome to Medicare" Seminar

Welcome to Medicare" Seminar is Tuesday
Are you going to be eligible for Medicare in the near future? Have you been on Medicare for a while and want to better understand what it offers? Do you have a family member you help with Medicare issues? "Welcome to Medicare" is for you. The Welcome To Medicare seminar will be held on Tuesday, September 26 at 2:00 p.m. at the Grace Senior Center, conducted by trained SHIIP Volunteer Counselors. The seminar will cover Medicare Part A and Part B benefits, the prescription drug benefit (Part D), Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare supplement insurance. SHIIP, the Senior Health Insurance Information Program, is a service of the State of North Carolina. SHIIP counselors are trained by the state and do not sell or promote any insurance companies, policies or agents. Persons interested should call Grace Senior Center at 704-694-6616 to register and for additional information. The seminar is free.


WADESBORO HOUSING AUTHORITY

WADESBORO HOUSING AUTHORITY will hold a public hearing at 1 p.m. on Thursday, September 28, 2017, at the Wadesboro Housing Authority Office for the purpose of receiving public comment on the agencys fiscal year 2018 Annual Plan. A draft of the plan will be available for review at: Wadesboro Housing Authority 200 West Short Plaza in Wadesboro Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Wadesboro Lions Clubs Eyeglasses Recycling Program

The need for used glasses is great. According to the World Health Organization, 153 million people have uncorrected refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism). Most of these vision impairments are quickly diagnosed and easy to treat with corrective lenses. Still, millions of people in developing nations are pushed deeper into poverty simply because they do not have glasses. They cant learn, because reading is difficult. They cant work to the best of their ability, because they cant see clearly. For children, clear vision means a better education, healthier development and a better quality of life. For adults, it means greater employment opportunity and economic strength. For seniors it means less dependency on others. The Lions of Wadesboro and North Carolina collect over 170,000 pairs of eyeglasses each year to address the need for glasses, making eyeglasses recycling one of our most popular activities . Please place your used eyeglasses into one of the recycling boxes located at the following locations in Wadesboro:

" Anson Family Optometric , 1134 Holly Street

" Northcut Auctions, 1132 East Caswell Street

" Covington Eye, 310 North Greene Street Recycling boxes are also available in most post offices throughout the county. Only complete reusable glasses with both plastic and metal frames, gold frames in any condition, antique glasses and new lenses can be recycled.

For information about the different projects of the Wadesboro Lions Club please call Lion Jim Chandler at 910-571-1448


Anson County Writers Club Welcomes New Members

The Anson County Writers Club meets on the fourth Sunday of each month, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce office, except in July and December. All meetings are open to the public. New members of all ages are welcome. For more information call Sandy Bruney at 704-694-5211 or email sandybruney@gmail.com .


Anson Animal Shelter Needs Volunteers.

Would You Like to Help? The Animal Shelter depends on the help of volunteers to ensure that animal residents receive love and care. More volunteers will also help relieve the workload on staff which can result in more time for resident animals to be adopted before they are euthanized (put to sleep). Please consider volunteering.

For more information on helping, call 704-694-4832. Anson County Animal Shelter is listed on Petfinder.com

. This is a searchable national database of pets available for adoption that includes a description and photo. All the animals that are up for adoption are listed and have a picture. Just go to Petfinder.com and search for any Anson County town or zip code. A rescue from Animal Shelter can bring lots of happiness and love into any home...and you will make the animal happy too! Its a win-win. And remember, older animals need a home and love too!


Shop with a Cop Motorcycle Ride

Shop with a Cop Motorcycle Ride is Saturday, September 30 Wadesboro Police Chief Thedis Spencer has announced that the annual Shop with a Cop Motorcycle Ride will be held on Saturday, September 30. This ride raises funds that are used to help provide Christmas gifts for less fortunate kids in Anson County.
Registration will take place from 11 a.m. to 12 noon at the new Wadesboro Police Department, located at 212 South Rutherford Street. The cost is $15 for single riders, $20 for double riders. Lunch will be served. For more information contact Chief Spencer at 704-475-2695 or Sgt. Cannon at 704-465-8705


Homecoming & Revival At Johnson Chapel Holiness Church

OCTOBER 1 - 6 Homecoming & Revival At Johnson Chapel Holiness Church. Homecoming Sun w/Bishop William Taylor at 11:45am. Revival Mon-Fri w/Pastor Jakeem Bowman at 7:30pm nightly. All are invited


Volunteers Needed for Day of Caring on October 7

Volunteers will show they care throughout Anson County by raking leaves and washing windows during the 13th annual Day of Caring being held Saturday, October 7. The Day of Caring is a community-wide service project that serves as the official kickoff to the Anson County United Way campaign. Last year, more than 200 volunteers worked at 33 project sites to help our neighbors and community, Caroline Goins, Day of Caring chair said. We are hoping to top the number of teams and projects this years Day of Caring. Typical chores include cutting grass, pruning shrubs, trash pickup, window washing, and cleaning gutters at the homes of elderly and disabled citizens. Other projects include sprucing up non-profit agencies and organizations. Volunteer teams can consist of two to ten people and must pre-register so they can be given an assignment. Day of Caring volunteers will gather for the 7:30 a.m. kickoff and a continental breakfast at the Wadesboro Town Square. Teams from a variety of businesses, churches and civic organizations will scatter across the county to predetermined sites. First Baptist Church of Wadesboro has partnered with United Way to complete community service projects as well as serve lunch to volunteers. Anson County raised over $75,000 dollars through United Way of the Central Carolinas last year. United Way in Anson County funds 9 programs through 9 health and human service agencies that serve individuals and families that need a helping hand. They use United Way dollars to help solve the issues these individuals and families face each and every day. In conjunction with United Way's Day of Caring, canned goods are being collected for families in need. Canned goods will be distributed by Anson Crisis Ministry. Donations can be dropped off at the Crisis Ministry, located at 117 North Rutherford Street in Wadesboro, and Grace Senior Center, located at 199 NC Highway 742 South in Wadesboro , the week prior to the event. There will also be collection barrels on the Square at the Kickoff on October 7. If you would like to register to volunteer or request help from volunteers, contact Jenn Von Egidy in the Anson County United Way office at 704-694-2600 or jvonegidy@uw- centralcarolinas.org or Caroline Goins at caroline.goins@ansonchildren.org . Team and Project Site Applications are available through the Anson County Chamber of Commerce website: www.ansoncounty.org and at the Anson County Partnership for Childrens office, located at 117 South Greene Street in Wadesboro. The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, September 22


State Health Plan Retirees Seminar

A seminar for State Health Plan Retirees will be held at Grace Senior Center on Tuesday, October 10 at 11:30 a.m. The seminar facilitators will be SHIIP Counselors Joanne Clark and Thomasina Spencer. If you are interested in attending, please call Grace Senior Center at 704-694-6616 to register.


Homecoming & Revival At Ebenezer Presbyterian Church

OCTOBER 8 - 11 - Homecoming & Revival At Ebenezer Presbyterian Church in Morven. Homecoming Sun w/ Elder Marilyn Pride at 11am followed by dinner. Rev.Dennis Funderburk at 2:30. Revival Mon-Rev. Michael McLeod, Tues- Rev.Ricardo Leak, Wed- Rev Sylvia McLendon, all at 7pm


Trunk or Treat Event

OCTOBER 24 - Trunk or Treat Event at SPCCs L.L. Polk Campus in Polkton, 6-8pm. This event is free, everyone is welcome! Free gifts to first 250 at- tendees. www.spcc.org


Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat at SPCC South Piedmont Communty College will host a Trunk or Treat event on Tuesday, October 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the L.L. Polk Campus in Polkton. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the fun. The first 250 receive a free gift! This event is free! For more information about SPCC visit www.spcc.edu .


Farmers Market Open Wednesdays and Saturdays

It is time again to purchase locally grown vegetables and other items at the Anson County Farmers Market. The market is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays through October 28. The hours are 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Farmers Market is located 1736 Highway 52 South in Wadesboro, just past Wadesboro Primary School. For more information contact Francis Campbell at 704-690-0638


Anson County Farmers Market Opens Saturday

It is time again to purchase locally grown vegetables and other items at the Anson County Farmers Market. The Farmers Market will open for the season on Saturday, June 17. The market will be open on Wednesdays and Saturdays through October 28. The hours are 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Farmers Market is located 1736 Highway 52 South in Wadesboro, just past Wadesboro Primary School. For more information contact Francis Campbell at 704-690-0638


Parks and Recreation Offers Homeschool Physical Education (PE)

Anson County Parks and Recreations is offering Homeschool Physical Education (PE) for ages 5 to 15, divided into groups based on age. Students will play a variety of sports on Wednesdays from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. during October and November.

The cost is $25 per person. Contact Jeff Waisner at 704-695-2550, Wendell Small at 704-695-2782 or Morris Gatewood at 704-694-5751 for more information.
You can register at the Parks and Recreation Office located at Little Park in Wadesboro. The deadline to register is Friday, September 1.


Are You and Your Family Prepared for Hurricane Season?

Hurricanes are powerful tropical weather systems with clear circulation and winds of 74 miles per hour or higher. When hurricanes move onto land, they sweep the ocean inward. They can cause tornadoes. They make heavy rains and floods. Hurricanes are grouped into categories based on the wind speed. The stronger the wind speed, the higher the category. Most damage caused by hurricanes is from flooding, not the strong winds. North Carolinas coast is one of the nations areas most open to a direct hurricane strike because its coastline extends out. All areas of the state  from coastal and sound counties to the mountains  have been impacted by hurricanes in the past 20 years.
Heavy winds, tornadoes, strong thunderstorms, flooding, storm surge and landslides can all be caused by hurricanes causing tragic damage. The Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1 to November 30 with the peak sea- son from mid-August to late October. Categories

" Tropical Depression - contains winds up to 39 miles per hour (mph).

" Tropical Storm - 39 - 73 mph winds

" Category 1  74 to 95 mph winds

" Category 2  96 to110 mph winds

" Category 3  111 to 130 mph winds

" Category 4  131 to 155 mph winds.

" Category 5  winds 156 mph or greater.

Before a Hurricane
To get ready for a hurricane:

" Build an emergency kit.

" Make a family communications plan.

" Know youre the routes you need to leave your home (evacuation routes). Locate your local emergency shelters.

" Closely watch/listen to the weather reports. Listening every hour as the storm nears.

" Put fuel in all vehicles and withdraw some cash from the bank. Gas stations and ATMs may be closed after a hurricane.

" If authorities ask you to leave, do so quickly.

" If you leave (evacuate), be alert to flooded or washed-out roads. Just a few inches of water can float a car. Think: Turn Around, Don't Drown.

" Keep a photo I.D. that shows your home address. You will need it when asking police if it is okay for you to re-enter your area or home.

" Secure your property.
- Bring inside all outdoor furniture, decorations, garbage cans and anything else that is not tied down.

- Cover windows with permanent storm shutters or board up windows with 5/8 plywood, cut and ready to install. Tape does not stop windows from breaking.

- Put in straps or extra clips to securely fasten your roof to the frame structure. This will lower roof damage.

- Trim trees and shrubs around your home, so they are more wind resistant.

- Clear clogged rain gutters and downspouts.

- Reinforce garage doors. If wind enters a garage it can cause dangerous and expensive structural damage.

Know the terms:

" Hurricane Watch  hurricane conditions (sustained winds greater than 74 mph) are possible. Watches are usually issued 48 hours before the beginning of tropical-storm- force-winds.

" Hurricane Warning  hurricane conditions (sustained winds greater than 74 mph) are expected. Warnings are usually issued 36 hours before the beginning of tropical-storm- force-winds.

" Tropical Storm Warning  tropical storm conditions (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) are possible within 36 hours.
During a Hurricane If a hurricane is likely in your area, you should:

" Listen to the radio or television for information.

" Secure your home, close storm shutters and secure outdoor objects or bring them indoors.

" Turn off gas, water and power if you are told to do so. Otherwise, turn the refrigerator thermostat to its coldest setting and keep its doors closed.

" Turn off propane tanks.

" Try not to use the phone, except for serious emergencies.

" Moor your boat if time permits.

" Make sure you have a supply of water for sanitary purpose such as cleaning and flushing toilets. Fill the bathtub and other larger containers with water.

" Find out how to keep food safe during and after an emergency.

" Leave your home or area if you are:

- Told to do so by local police.

- In a mobile home or temporary structure. Such structures are particularly dangerous during high wind events no matter how well fastened to the ground.

- In a high-rise building because hurricane winds are stronger at higher levels.

- On the coast, in a floodplain, near a river or on an island waterway.

" If you are unable to leave, go to the safest room in your house.

- Stay indoors during the hurricane. Stay away from windows and glass doors.

- Close all interior doors  secure and brace external doors.

- Keep curtains and blinds closed.

- Do not be fooled if there is a lull; it could be the eye of the storm  winds will pick up again.

- Take shelter in a small interior room, closet or hallway on the lowest level.

- Lie on the floor under a table or another sturdy object.

After a Hurricane:

" Stay tuned to local radio, television or NOAA Weather Radio for the latest news.

" Stay alert for extra rainfall and following flooding even after the storm has ended.

" Drive only if needed. Stay away from flooded roads and washed-out bridges. Stay off the streets. If you must go out, look for fallen objects, downed electrical wires, and weakened bridges, roads and sidewalks.

" Keep away from loose or dangling power lines. Report them as quickly as you can to the power company.

" If you need to reach your family, use your family com- munications plan or contact the American Red Cross at 1-800-RED-CROSS/1-800-733-2767 or visit the ARC Safe and Well site: www.safeandwell.org.

" If you cannot return home and need shelter, text SHELTER + your ZIP code to 43362 (4FEMA) to find the nearest shelter in your area (example: shelter 12345).

" Return home only when officials say it is safe.

" Walk carefully around the outside your home and check for loose power lines, gas leaks and structural damage before entering. Stay out of any building if you smell gas, if floodwaters remain around the building or your home was damaged by fire.

" Check your home for damage. Take pictures of dam- age, both of the building and its contents, for insurance purposes. If you have any doubts about safety, have your home check out by a trained building inspector or structural engineer before entering.

" Use battery-powered flashlights in the dark. Do NOT use candles. Note: The flashlight should be turned on outside before entering because the battery may make a spark that could cause leaking gas to catch on fire, if present.

" Many longer-term housing choices may be open to help those whose homes have been badly damaged or destroyed. Check this website or listen to local media after a hurricane to learn what choices may be open to you.

" Watch your pets closely and keep them under your direct control. Watch out for wild animals, especially poisonous snakes. Use a stick to poke through debris.

" Do not drink or make food with tap water until you are sure its not dirty.

" Check refrigerated food for spoilage. If in doubt, throw it out.

" Wear protective clothing and be cautious when cleaning up to not get hurt.

" Use the telephone only for emergency calls.

" NEVER use a generator inside homes, garages, crawl- spaces, sheds, or other enclosed areas, even when using fans or opening doors and windows for airing. Deadly levels of carbon monoxide can quickly build up in these areas and can stay around for hours, even after the generator has shut off.


Upcoming Important Dates in 2017 from the Board of Elections

Anson County will have Municipal Election in November 2017 This is a listing of upcoming Anson County Board of Elections meetings and other important dates. To appear on a meeting agenda you must provide a notice in writing by 5 p.m. on the Thursday before the meeting. The Board of Elections is located at 402 Morven Road in Wadesboro. For more information call Steve Adams, Director of Elections, at 704-994-3223.

Sunday, July 30 - Publish UOCAVA Notice for November Election

Friday, August 4 - Dead- line to file a challenge to a candidate for November Election

Tuesday, August 22 - Board Meeting Appoint Chief Judges/Judges of Precinct Locations for 2 years

Monday, September 4 - County Closed for Labor Day

Tuesday, September 12 - Board of Elections Regular Meeting at 5 p.m.

Week of September 18th - Begin Publishing Legal Election Notice/ Buffer Zone Notice

Monday, October 2 at 11 a.m. - Logic and Accuracy Testing for Nov. Election

Tuesday, October 3 at 6:30 p.m. - Poll Worker Training for Municipal Election

Thursday, October 5 - Mock Election for November

" Sunday, October 8 - Absentee by Mail Ballots available for November 7th, Municipal Election

Tuesday, October 10 - Board of Elections Regular Meeting at 5 p.m.

Tuesday, October 10 at 6:30 p.m. - Poll Worker Make Up Training For Municipal Election

Thursday, October 12 at 6:30 p.m. - Early Voting Training for Municipal Election

Friday, October 13 at 5 p.m. - Voter Registration Deadline for November

Saturday, October 14 at 10 a.m. - One Stop Ob- server list Due

Tuesday, October 17 at 5 p.m. - Absentee Board Meeting 1 for November Election

Thursday, October 19 - Early Voting Be- gins for Municipal Elections (Wadesboro)

Tuesday, October 24 at 5 p.m. - Absentee Board Meeting 2 for November Election

Tuesday, October 31 at 5 p.m. - Absentee Board Meeting 3 for Nov. Election

Tuesday, October 31 at 5 p.m. - Last Day to request Absentee by Mail Ballot for November

Thursday, November 2 at 10 a.m. - Election Day Observer list Due

Saturday, November 4 at 1 p.m. - Early

Voting Ends for November Election


No Early Voting or Absentee Voting in November Election in Anson County

In the upcoming Municipal/Town elections for Anson County there will be no Early Voting or Absentee by Mail Voting. All Anson County towns have opted out, according to Anson County Director of Elections Steve Adams. Election Day in Anson County is Tuesday, November 7. Voter registration runs through 5 p.m. on Friday, October 13. For more information contact the Board of Elections at 704-994-3223. They are located at 402 Morven Road in Wadesboro. The website is www.co.anson.nc.us/County- Services/BoardofElections .


Important Dates for the Upcoming Municipal Election The Municipal Election

Important Dates for the Upcoming Municipal Election The Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 7. The Anson County towns involved are Lilesville, Morven, Peachland, Polkton and Wadesboro. These towns have opted out of both Absentee by Mail Voting and Early Voting for this election.

Here are pertinent dates: " Tuesday, September 12 - Board of Elections Regular Meeting at 5 p.m.

" Week of September 23rd - Begin Publishing Legal Election Notice/ Buffer Zone Notice

" Monday, October 2 at 11 a.m.
- Logic and Accuracy Testing for November Election

" Tuesday, October 3 at 6:30 p.m. - Poll Worker Training for Municipal Election

" Thursday, October 5 - Mock Election for November

" Sunday, October 8 - Absentee by Mail Ballots available for November 7 Election
* No Absentee By Mail for this election. All towns have opted out.

" Tuesday, October 10 - Board of Elections Regular Meeting at 5 p.m.

" Tuesday, October 10 at 6:30 p.m. - Poll Worker Make Up Training For Municipal Election

" Thursday, October 12 at 6:30 p.m. - Early Voting Training for Municipal Election

" Friday, October 13 at 5 p.m. - Voter Registration Deadline for November

" Saturday, October 14 at 10 a.m. - One Stop Observer list Due

" Tuesday, October 17 at 5 p.m. - Absentee Board Meeting 1 for November Election

" Thursday, October 19 - Early Voting Begins for Municipal Elections
* No Early Voting. All towns have opted out.
" Tuesday, October 24 at 5 p.m. - Absentee Board Meeting 2 for November Election

" Tuesday, October 31 at 5 p.m. - Absentee Board Meeting 3 for November Election

" Tuesday, October 31 at 5 p.m. - Last Day to request Absentee by Mail Ballot
* No Absentee By Mail for this election. All towns have opted out.

" Thursday, November 2 at 10 a.m. - Election Day Observer list Due

" Saturday, November 4 at 1 p.m. - Early Voting Ends for November Election
* No Early Voting. All towns have opted out.

" Monday, November 6 at 5 p.m. - Pre Election Day Absentee Meeting

" Tuesday, November 7 -
MUNICIPAL ELECTION DAY:
6:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Lilesville, Morven, Peachland, Polkton & Wadesboro

" Wednesday, November 8 - Sample Audit Count

" Friday, November 10 - County Closed for Veterans Day

" Friday, November 17 at 11 a.m. - County Canvass

" Wednesday, November 22 - County Board issues Certificates of Nomination

" Thursday, November 23 & Friday, November 24 - Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

" Monday, December 25 & Tuesday, December 26 - County Closed for Christmas Dates may change and/or additions may be made.


Cervical Cancer Awareness Information January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

Cervical Cancer Awareness Information January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, and the Anson County Health Department wants you to know that theres a lot you can do to prevent cervical cancer. HPV (human papillomavirus) is a very common infection that spreads through sexual activity. About 79 million Americans currently have HPV, but many people with HPV dont know they are infected. HPV is also a major cause of cervical cancer. Each year, more than 11,000 women in the United States get cervical cancer.

The good news:

The HPV vaccine (shot) can prevent HPV.

Cervical cancer can often be prevented with regular screening tests (called Pap tests) and follow-up care. In honor of National Cervical Health Awareness Month, Anson County Health Department encourages:

" Women to start getting regular Pap tests at age 21

" Parents to make sure pre-teens get the HPV vaccine at age 11 or 12 Teens and young adults also need to get the HPV vaccine if they didnt get it as pre-teens. Women up to age 26 and men up to age 21 can still get the vaccine. Thanks to the health care reform law, you and your family members may be able to get these services at no cost to you. Check with your insurance company to learn more.

Taking small steps can help keep you safe and healthy. Call for a yearly appointment with your primary doctor or with Anson County Health Departments Family Planning or Well Woman clinic. The Anson County Health Department is located at 110 Ashe Street in Wadesboro. The telephone number is (704) 694-5188.


Town Council Meetings: First Monday of each month

July 1, August 5, September 2, October 7, November 4, December 2

ANSONVILLE Town Council at 7:00 p.m. at the water department. For more information, call 704.826.8404

LILESVILLE Town Council at 6:00 p.m. at town hall. For more information, call 704.848.4711 or visit www.townoflilesville.org

McFARLAN Town Council at 7:30 p.m. at town hall

MORVEN Town Council at 7:00 p.m. at town hall

PEACHLAND Town Council at 7:00 p.m. at town hall. For more information, call 704.272.7781 or visit www.townofpeachland.org

POLKTON Town Council at 6:30 p.m. at town hall. For more information, call 704.272.7463 or visit www.polkton.org

WADESBORO Town Council at 5:00 p.m. at town hall. For more information, call 704.694.5171 or visit www.cityofwadesboro.org


Weekly/Monthly Meetings for Clubs and Organizations

Wadesboro Rotary Club, every Thurs. 12:15 pm, Welika Lake Fish Camp

Wadesboro Civitan Club, every Fri. at noon at Scout Hut

Kilwinning Lodge No. 64, AF&AM, 2nd Thurs. each month at 7:30 pm at the Lodge

Anson County Sons of Confederate Veterans (Camp 860), 7:00 p last Tues. each month, Hardison-Bradley Room at Hampton B. Allen Library

Anson County NAACP, every 3rd Sun. 5:00 pm, Hardison-Bradley Room at Hampton B. Allen Library

VFW Post 10403 Auxiliary, 3rd Thurs. of each month, 7:00 pm

Domestic Violence Support Group, every Mon. 5:30-7:00 pm at Anson County Domestic Violence Coalition office, Wadesboro

Caregiver Support Group, 2nd Tues. 7:00-8:30 pm at First Presbyterian Church, Wadesboro. For info, call 704-694-3156 or 704-695-3233.

The Pee Dee North Chapter of Compassionate Friends, 2nd Thurs. 7:00 pm, Training Room, Pee Dee Electric. For info, call 704-694-2425 or 704-826-6063.

New Beginnings cancer support group 3rd Mon. 6:00 pm, Lady Bug restaurant (except June, July, August). For info, call 704-694-5211.


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


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.