Linden Garden Club
The Linden Garden Club of Pinewild held its season opening meeting on Sept. 21, at the Inn at Mid-Pines.
Vice-President and Program Chairman Jane Waldemar introduced Master Gardener Alice Romans-Hess.
Members were treated to a fact-filled presentation on planting bulbs. Photographs showed how to prepare a bed for bulbs that protects against garden pests. She demonstrated how to plant amaryllis, hyacinth, tulip and other bulbs for indoor forcing for winter/holiday color and provided many named sources for purchasing a variety of bulbs. A question-and-answer period followed the presentation.
The meeting was opened by President Janet Waters. Minutes from the July meeting were read by Secretary Dede Degrange.
Members are reminded to bring their money to pay for the ornaments they signed up to make.
Jane Waldemar talked about the upcoming Nov. 16 bus trip to the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh to see the "Monet in Normandy" exhibit. Social Committee Co-Chair Dawn Munday may be contacted to see if there are any available openings.
Kiwanis of Sandhills
Jim Alley, Kiwanian and general manager of Longleaf Golf and Country Club, introduced guest speaker Joe Boylan, Republican candidate for the North Carolina House of Rep-resentatives serving Moore County, at the Oct. 4 weekly luncheon meeting of the Kiwanis Club of the Sandhills. Boylan touched on many issues during his address to the Kiwanis Club, including immigration reform, health care, and property rights.
The Aberdeen Home and Garden Club held its monthly meeting Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Aberdeen's historic Postmaster's House. President Faye Honeycutt called the meeting to order and welcomed everyone. Club member Jane Israel led the Club Collect.
Member Evelyn Taylor introduced Shawna Smith, a Master Gardener from Carthage. Smith presented a slide show on her backyard at the Blacksmith Inn, a restaurant and bed-and-breakfast inn. She demonstrated the best method of trimming shrubs and explained the best way to plant bulbs. The proper use of fertilizer and the care of many of the plants in this area were also discussed.
Refreshment were served by club hostess Harriet Sloan.
Honeycutt asked for committee reports, and plans were made for the month of November.
The Tuesday, Nov. 7, luncheon sponsored by The College Club at The Pinehurst Member's Club will feature Mohsin Ali for the second time this year.
In June he gave a presentation on China that was so well received that the club begged him to return, this time to speak and inform on the highly controversial appearances of the presidents of oil-rich Iran and Venezuela at the UN General Assembly in New York, and the worsening crisis over Iran's enrichment of uranium for the further development of nuclear weapons.Guests are encouraged to attend.
The College Club is open to any woman with a degree from a four-year college or university. Call Arlene Rutkofske at 295-9778 for further information.
The Cleveland Browns Backers of the Sandhills, a club made up of loyal Cleveland Browns football fans living in the Sandhills area, meet every time the Browns play a game.
The local chapter will meet Sunday, Oct. 29, at 4:15 p.m., at Broad Street Bar and Grill, 715 S.W. Broad Street in Southern Pines (note the new location) this week. This week's opponents will be the New York Jets.
For information, call Fred at 295-6480.
Ladies Special Events
Ladies Special Events will host John James, owner of Heavenly Pines Jewelry in Pinehurst on Wednesday, Nov. 1. James has been a jeweler for 54 years.
John and Mary James came here from Syracuse, N.Y., seven years ago. They will be showing diamonds in many different settings, and are also bringing Crislu and Angelique de Paris, (made in the USA), gorgeous pieces of man-made jewels.
Models will be showing the jewelry throughout the dining room to all the guests.
This show will be held at the Pinehurst Member's Club. Complimentary wine and juice will be served in the lobby at noon, and luncheon will follow in the main dining room at 12:30. There is an elevator to the second floor.
To make a reservation, call the club at 235-8100, and when the voice answers, press the No. 1 key on the phone. Members and their guests are welcome.
For further information, call Cynthia Strecker at 295-8828.
Whispers, the women's club of Whispering Pines, had a meeting and luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at the Country Club of Whispering Pines.
Whispering Pines resident Jean Rich, a retired astrologer from New York City, spoke about the different signs of the Zodiac and their influence on persons born under each sign. Since October is Breast Cancer month, two ladies also spoke about their experiences with breast cancer, and a special donation was made to Moore Women Who Care toward the purchase of their educational materials designed to teach women how to examine themselves for breast cancer.
The next meeting will be "Show and Tell By You," on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 11:30 a.m. for social hour, and noon for lunch. Women from Whispering Pines will display and talk about their collections, hobbies, crafts, and artwork. Some items will be for sale after the show.
The menu for the luncheon is chicken cordon bleu with side salad, rolls and butter, and apple pie for dessert. The cost is $13. Checks, made payable to Whispers, should be sent to to Marilyn Navarro, 41 Bogie Drive by Nov. 4. Call her at 949-2933 for further information.
Cackie Kelly and Sue Kjellson will be coming to talk about MANNA!, the new free lunch service in Moore County, and how the organization can help.
Moore Republican Women will hold a joint meeting with the Moore Republican Men on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 11:30 a.m. at the Country Club of North Carolina.
The guest speaker will be Mike S. Adams.
Adams was born in Columbus, Miss., on Oct. 30, 1964. He graduated from Clear Lake High School in Houston, Texas, in 1983. He went on and obtained an associate's degree in psychology from San Jacinto College. He then moved on to Mississippi State University where he joined Sigma Chi Fraternity.
Upon completion at Mississippi State, he received his bachelor's degree from Mississippi State University and then earned a master's degree in psychology.
In 1990, he turned down a chance to pursue a doctorate in psychology from the University of Georgia, opting instead to remain at Mississippi State to study sociology and criminology.
"Upon getting his doctorate in 1993, Adams, then an atheist and a Democrat, was hired by UNC-Wilmington to teach in the criminal justice program," says a spokesman. "A few years later, Adams abandoned his atheism and also became a Republican."
He also nearly abandoned teaching when he took a one-year leave of absence to study law at UNC-Chapel Hill in 1998. After returning to teach at UNC-Wilmington, Adams won the Faculty Member of the Year award (issued by the Office of the Dean of Students) for the second time in 2000.
After his involvement in a well-publicized free speech controversy in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks, Adams became a vocal critic of the diversity movement in academia. After making appearances on shows like "Hannity and Colmes," the "O'Reilly Factor" and "Scarborough Country," Adams was asked to write a column for Townhall.com.
Today he enjoys the privilege of expressing himself both as a teacher and a writer. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Krysten. He is also an avid hunter and reader of classic literature.
He has recently published his first book, "Welcome to the Ivory Tower of Babel."
The cost for the luncheon is $13. To make a reservation, call Donna Bartrip at 215-5922, no later than Tuesday, Oct. 31. You do not have to be a member of MRW to attend this meeting. If you would like to attend and need transportation, let Donna know and she will arrange transportation for you.
"Moore Republican Women welcomes new members or those who simply want to atend a luncheon," says a spokesman. "If you would like to join, call Linda Jarrett at 295-8837."
More like this story