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Flag Disposal Ceremony

Flag Disposal Ceremony to be Held Saturday The Anson County Veterans Council will host a ceremony to demonstrate the proper disposal of the American Flag. The event will take place at Wadesboro City Park this Saturday, May 26 at 4 p.m. The public is invited to attend. If you have a flag you need to dispose of you are welcome to bring it. This is also an opportunity for those who have not yet seen the Veterans Memorial at Wadesboro City Park. Hot dogs will be served after the ceremony. You will not want to miss this event. For information call Brenda Parker at 704-694-6770.


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


On the Road, On the Water, Dont Drink and Drive Campaign This Weendend

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, State Highway Patrol and Mothers Against Drunk Driving will kick off the eighth annual On the Road, On the Water, Dont Drink and Drive campaign this Memorial Day weekend, May 25-27. The multi-agency safety initiative works to reduce alcohol-related accidents on the states roadways and waterways, both of which see increased traffic during summer months. Its easy to prevent alcohol-related accidents on the road and the water, said Maj. Chris Huebner of the Wildlife Resources Commission. If your holidays include drinking alcohol, make sure to designate a driver whether youre in a car or on a vessel. Starting Memorial Day weekend, enforcement officers will be conducting sobriety checkpoints and promoting public awareness to deter impaired operation of vehicles and vessels. Awareness and enforcement efforts are centered on four of the busiest summer weekends, including:

May 2628 " June 29July 1 (Operation Dry Water)

July 68 " September 13 In North Carolina a driver or vessel operator with a blood-alcohol concentration that meets or exceeds .08, or is substantially impaired by alcohol and/or drugs, is subject to arrest.

The campaign is coordinated by the Wildlife Resources Commission and the State Highway Patrol, and supported by local police and sheriffs offices, along with participating non-governmental organizations such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

For more information on boating safety and regulations, visit www.ncwildlife.org/boating or call 919-707-0031


Zimmer Friends get together

Zimmer Friends Get Together is Friday, June 1 The Zimmer Friends group will hold a get together on Friday, June 1 at Bojangles in Wadesboro, starting at 1 p.m. They invite all who are interested in at- tending and enjoying the fun. For more information call Betty Huneycutt at 704-694-4213.


Anson County Parks and Recreation Swim Lessons 2018

Anson County Parks and Recreation will offer swim lessons this summer. Registration is open now, and will run until the first day of each class. There are classes for adults, youth beginners, youth advanced, parent and child, and preschool. The lessons cost $18.

The schedule for the classes is:
8:30 to 9 a.m. - Adult swim lessons

9:30 to 10 a.m. - Youth beginners

10:15 to 11 a.m. - Youth advanced

11:15 to 11:45 a.m. - Parent & child, Preschool

There must be minimum of 10 in each class time in order to have the class. There will be no lessons the week of July 4th.

For more information contact Jeff Waisner at 704-695-2550, Wendell Small at 704-695-2782 or Morris Gatewood at 704-694-5751.

You can register at the Parks and Recreation office, located at Little Park (845 Air- port Road in Wadesboro).

Also, registration will take place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the following locations:

Wednesday, May 23 at Lilesville Elementary

Thursday, May 24 at Morven Elementary


Pool Opens

JUNE 2 - At Little Park. Pool open weekends only, 2-5pm until June 12. Beginning June 12 pool is open Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun 2-5pm. Cost is $1


Parks and Recreation Youth Tackle Football 2018

Registration for Anson County Parks and Recreation Youth Tackle Footbal has begun, and will continue until the deadline on Friday, July 20. You can come by the Parks and Recreation office to register before the deadline. The cost is $30 per person. A copy of the sports physical and birth certificate are also due by July 20. Parks and Recreation will have registration for grades 3&4 and 5&6. If there are enough children to sign up in these selected grades, they will host their own league. In the event that there are only have enough for one team, Parks and Rec will abide by the rules listed below.

A player is eligible to compete in Division I if he/she does not turn 8 years of age on or before November 1, 2017. A player is eligible to com- pete in Division I if he/she does not turn 10 years of age on or before May 1, 2018. No Exceptions!

A player is eligible to compete in Division II if he/she turns 10 years of age on or before November 1, 2017. A player is eligible to compete in Division II if he/she does not turn 12 years of age on or before May 1, 2018. No Exceptions! For more information contact Jeff Waisner at 704-695-2550, Wendell Small at 704-695-2782 or Morris Gatewood at 704-694-5751. Registration will be held 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the fol- lowing locations:

Wednesday, May 23 at Lilesville Elementary Ball Field

Thursday, May 24 at Morven Elementary


Senior Citizen Prom

Grace Senior Center will sponsor a Senior Citizen Prom on Thursday, July 26 at the Lockhart-Taylor Center, from 7 until 10 p.m. Anyone interested in attending please call Mary Jones at Grace Senior Center at 704-694-6616 to register and for addi- tional information


Wadesboro Civitan Club

Fri, July 27, 12pm  1pm
Wadesboro Civitan Club, each Friday at noon, at the Scout Hut.


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.