Lee County is fairly unique in that the Sandhills region of the state, characterized by deep, sandy soils, meets the Piedmont, characterized by clay soils. Sometimes this conversion happens in our own backyard!
A joint force of civilians and active duty Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard personnel will occupy Jordan Lake this Friday.
Boomer, Senior, Family Caregiver and Veteran events for the Week of April 17-23, 2013
Chewy is an 8-year-old Terrier mix who weighs 10 pounds. Chewy is neutered, heart worm negative, up-to-date on all vaccines, and is looking for a home where he can be pampered and loved for the rest of his life! Call (919) 774-9433, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.cara-nc.org for information about this pet or others available for adoption at Carolina Animal Rescue and Adoption. CARA is located at 42 Deep River Road In Sanford and is open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
LEMON SPRINGS ECA
Lemon Springs Extension and Community Association members met on March 18 for a local field trip. They visited Common Thread to learn about weaving household items, accessories and gift items from recycled materials which are resold with profits going to charities.
LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS — Monday: Turkey and cheese sandwich on whole grain bun or nachos, lettuce and pickle, pinto beans, fresh fruit; Tuesday: Chicken and rice soup with wheat crackers or hot dog, coleslaw, tater tots, applesauce; Wednesday: Spaghetti with grain roll or ham and cheese sandwich on whole wheat bun, candied yams, green beans, stsrawberry cup; Thursday: Baked chicken with grain roll or hamburger on whole wheat bun, creamy creamed potatoes, broccoli with cheese sauce, pear cup; Friday: Pizza Friday, tossed salad with dressing, carrots with dip, mixed fruit.
In spring 2000, when I was writing a book about reinvention, I took a walk and thought about the chores related to growing up on a farm. I did not like puttin’ in tobacco nor shelling peas nor gathering dried corn, but enjoyed feeding the chickens, pigs, cats and dogs. However, there was something I liked a lot … walking across the road to my Grandpa’s country store. With ears wide open and eyes watching every expression on a person’s face, I experienced the art of story-telling … ranging from juicy gossip and farm updates to tall tales.
“… you shall have the tassel, that you may look upon it and remember all the commandments and do them, and that you may not follow the harlotry to which your own heart and your own eyes are inclined …” Numbers 15:49
Leonard Bernstein, orchestra conductor, was once asked which instrument was the most difficult to play. He thought for a moment and said, “The second fiddle. I can get plenty of first violinists, but to find someone who can play the second fiddle with enthusiasm — that’s a problem. And if we have no second fiddle, we have no harmony.”
• America Itzel, born March 29, daughter of Veronica Chavez Padron. (CCH)
BROADWAY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1968
The 1968 graduating class of Broadway High School will hold its reunion at 5 p.m. April 19 at Ron’s Barn.
NAME: Candace Norris
Sunday: The sermon at the 11 a.m. service will be "Transforming Life." The Sunday School assembly will begin at 9:45 a.m. with classes for all ages following. Address: 124 Barbecue Church Road south of Sanford.
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Choosing Andy Bryan as the next superintendent of Lee County Schools was far from the only action the Lee County Board of Education took in Tuesday night's meeting.
When I was a seminary student, there was a weekly ritual I adored. A group of women gathered in my miniscule apartment to watch our favorite television show on a Tuesday evening and chat about everything from theology to relationships to the questionable footwear of a certain professor (always Birkenstock sandals, even in winter!).
How many of you remember the Crosby, Stills and Nash song, “Teach your Children Well”? O.K., I must admit that song was a little before my time, but I do remember Whitney Houston echoing these same sentiments in her composition, “The Greatest Love of All.” In this tune, we are reminded that children are indeed our future and it’s imperative that we raise them well and let them lead the way. Now I know the message in both these songs may sound a little cliché, but let’s keep in mind the value that can be found in the lyrics.
Have you been hearing sweet songs outside lately? Love is in the air for our feathered friends. After a cool winter, many birds have started their migration up north. North Carolina offers both migratory and resident birds a great place to raise young.
A donut hole-eating competition has been added to this year’s Broadway Our Way Festival — which returns for its fiftth year on April 20 with food, entertainment, and a range of activities.
Boomer, Senior, Family Caregiver and Veteran events for the Week of April 10-16, 2013
Bran came to CARA with his brother Rickon and sisters Arya and Sansa. He and his siblings are 2-month-old Shepherd mixes and are exceptionally loving and hope to grow up where they can be loyal friends to their families. All of the puppies have been started on their vaccinations and love to play and cuddle, too! Call (919) 774-9433, email email@example.com or visit www.cara-nc.org for information about this pet or others available for adoption at Carolina Animal Rescue and Adoption. CARA is located at 42 Deep River Road In Sanford and is open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
SANFORD ROTARY CLUB
President Alan Dossenbach opened the March 26 meeting of The Sanford Rotary Club. Sam Sillaman led the Rotary Prayer; Tom Spence, the singing of “Easter Parade.”
LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS — Monday: Hamburger steak with rice and gravy and grain roll or hot dog, baked beans, coleslaw, fresh fruit; Tuesday: Chicken nuggets with grain roll or vegetable beef soup with cheese sandwich and wheat crackers, steamed cabbage, candied yams, sliced peaches; Wednesday: Pork roast and sandwich on a whole wheat bun or chicken filet sandwich on a whole wheat bun, oven roasted potatoes, turnip greens, blueberry cup; Thursday: Baked rotini with grain roll or ham and cheese sandwich on whole grain bun, green beans, corn, pear cup; Friday: Pizza, glazed carrots, lima beans, strawberry cup.