Boomer, Senior, Family Caregiver and Veteran events for the week of May 15-21, 2013
Gina is a 1-year-old female pointer mix who enjoys giving kisses and playing outside.
EXCHANGE CLUB OF SANFORD
President James Baker presided over the weekly meeting of the Exchange Club of Sanford held at Exchange Club Building on April 11. The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was led by Harold Harrington and the invocation was given by Harry Miller. The 50/50 winner was Nick Porter. The meal was prepared by Porter.
LEE COUNTY — Monday through Friday: Variety Days.
My Mama (Ruby Knight Lett) was a matriarch at home and on the farm, and a leader in the church and community. She was respected for her role as the ideal homemaker and loyal wife and wanted so much for her two daughters to follow in her footsteps. She was proud that Mary Carolyn and I, Sandy Lynn, made good grades, won awards, were praised by teachers and did not fall prey to unladylike temptations. My brother Jimmy Doyle was wild as a buck rabbit, but that’s another story for another day.
“You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.” Deut. 6:7
One of the greatest tragedies in Christian history took place in 1271 AD. In that year Niccolo and Matteo Polo, the father and uncle of Marco Polo, visited Kubla Khan, who was considered at the time to be the ruler of the world. He had authority over all of China, all of India and the entire East.
Our neighbors in New England — actually, people across our entire nation — are finally beginning to recover after the tragic bombing last month at the Boston Marathon.
Name: Maria Monsalve
School: Broadway Elementary
Grades/subjects you teach: English as a Second Language, E.S.L. grades K-5.
Place of birth: Colombia, South America.
• Aaron Jonathan Guerra, born April 25, son of Meyvi Jackeline Guerra and Victor Manuel Guerra of Lillington. (CCH)
LEE SENIOR CLASS OF 2003
The 10-year reunion of the Lee Senior Class of 2003 is scheduled for July 13 at the Elks Club. Tickets will be $25 per person or $40 per couple. Deadline May 1. Please make checks payable to Lee Senior 03 Reunion and mail to: P.O. Box 563, Sanford, NC 27331. Email your contact information, including name and mailing address, to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Also check out the Facebook page.
Summer camp can be a life-changing experience for anyone, but especially for artists who have a chance to explore their creative passions. For nine Jordan-Matthews High School students, that life-changing experience is just weeks away.
NAME: Jimmy Solomon
An evening of gospel music will be held Saturday, May 18, at 7 p.m. featuring Mercy’s Well and The Jonathans. Admission is free but a love offering will be received. For information: (336) 672-0074 or (336) 314-6787. Address: Asheboro.
April 13 marked the dedication of a new sculpture at Central Carolina Community College’s Chatham County Campus. Titled “No Time to Waste,” the sculpture is dedicated to the memory of North Carolina artist Ruffin Mendenhall Hobbs, who passed away in 2008.The sculptor, Edwin White, of Silk Hope, is known for his sweeping steel structures. He said he thought Hobbs would be pleased with the work.
COREY A. COOPER
Marine Corps Pfc. Corey A. Cooper, son of Belinda C. Locklear of Roseboro, and Celestino Martinez, of Sanford, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. Cooper is a 2010 graduate of Purnell Swett High School of Pembroke.
Tickets are still available for the Small Business Banquet tonight, which will feature awards given to multiple local business people as well as to Charlie Gaddy, a longtime WRAL-TV anchor.
Eating fish is good for your heart but taking fish oil capsules does not help people at high risk of heart problems who are already taking medicines to prevent them, a large study in Italy found.
As a child, there were several rituals that heralded the imminent return of summer: there were the longer evenings, where the sun stayed out long enough to ride bikes outside after supper. There was the sense of itchy restlessness where, try as I might, I couldn’t focus on school but instead daydreamed about the adventures I’d have when I went to visit my grandparents that summer.
With the end of the school year right around the corner, many parents are faced with the old “I’m bored, and I can’t find anything to do” routine. And how many of you respond to these heart-wrenching laments by offering up a detailed list of boredom reducing activities such as cleaning their room, cutting the grass or washing the car? Chances are, those suggestions are sure to cure their boredom faster than they can say, “Never mind me asking!”
Happy strawberry season! Many of you may not know, but May is strawberry month in North Carolina. Quite appropriate, since farmers across the state are now busy harvesting those yummy red berries.
Siler City Elementary School has entered the Seeds of Change "Share the Good" grant program, a nationwide program offering organizations a chance to receive a $25,000 grant or one of 15 $10,000 grants.
Buddy is a 1 year old male Terrier mix who enjoys running, playing with toys and getting scratched behind the years.
SAN-LEE SUNRISE ROTARY
President Ed Mishler opened the April 29 meeting with the Quote of the Week: “Statistics on sanity are that one of every four Americans is suffering from a mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they’re okay, then it’s you.” — Rita Mae Brown.