The Sandhills Business and Professional Women's Associa-tion will welcome Betty Mangum to its Thursday, Aug. 21, meeting.
Mangum is running for a seat in the N.C. House of Represent-atives in order to represent the people of Moore County.
Mangum says she supports affordable health care for everyone, small business sustainability, rational planned growth, and safe effective public schools.
Also attending the meeting are two of this year's BPW scholarship recipients, Ashley Thompson and Kara Ann LeGrand. These young women will share their plans for the future.
The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. at Rhett's Restaurant on Pennsylvania Avenue in downtown Southern Pines. Members and nonmembers are welcome. The cost is $15 per person.
Call Kaye Fritz at (910) 944-7117 for reservations.
Those who would be interested in speaking at a BPW meeting should e-mail Elaine Rios, president-elect, at elaine.rios@ era.com.
Health Resources Network
Health Resources Network, a forum for health care professionals who provide services for seniors, will have its monthly meeting Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Table on the Green.
Elizabeth Ragsdale, community sales manager for Fox Hollow Senior Living Community, will talk about assisted living and memory care services offered at Fox Hollow.
The next speaker will be Dr. Ritt Kuhn. He will be discussing dental care for the elderly.
Those interested in attending can call Veronica Sanchez at HomeChoice Network at (910) 944-1116.
Seven Lakes Kiwanis
David Williams, dental health program manager with FirstHealth, spoke to the Seven Lakes Kiwanis Club Tuesday, Aug. 5.
Williams spent over 23 years with the U.S. Air Force and has a total of 36 years in dental administration. His work now is with the First-Health Dental Health Services, which works primarily with low-income children from infants to the age of 18.
In 1998, FirstHealth opened its first dental care center in Southern Pines. There are now three centers, with the addition of part-time centers in Troy and Raeford. A prime requirement is to be eligible for Medicaid. Regular exams and services are provided as required.
The centers have served over 17,000 children since 1998. Since the centers serve only children who cannot pay for the service, each one gets financial help from some outside organizations, one of which is "Kids in Crisis."
"The Seven Lakes Kiwanis Club actively supports 'Kids in Crisis,' and it was gratifying to hear that those funds are being put to such good use," says a spokesman.
The Seven Lakes Kiwanis meets every Tuesday at noon at the Seven Lakes CC.
The Moore County Genealogical Society held an open house/membership drive Saturday, July 19, at the Moore County Agricultural Center, in Carthage. Approximately 40 were in attendance.
Numerous family items were on display including family research information, marriage certificates, graduation certificate from Jackson Springs High School, and an 1890s deed. Also displayed were quilts, old cookware, wooden shoe molds, an old country store ledger and more. Those sharing items had the opportunity to offer comments about their family keepsakes.
In keeping with the family heritage theme, several heritage crafts were on display. Crafters who shared their skills with the group included Carolyn Register, pine needle crafts; Betty Wilson, rag baskets; Lula Fulcher and her daughter, Sandra, quilling, Swedish weaving, and quilting.
Presentations included reading and understanding old land deeds, and how to get started on family research. Larry Sears, a retired surveyor, explained about the land grants and the text of old deeds. Dorothy Thomas gave useful research information for the beginner or experienced genealogist.
After a break for a hot dog luncheon, all were able to share a bit about themselves, and the family names they were interested in researching. Door prizes were awarded, including an extra prize to the two that drove the farthest to attend.
CGS officers are: Norma Jones, president; Wade Copeland, vice-president; Blanch Reeder, corresponding secretary; Dorothy Thomas, recording secretary; and Tom Stewart, treasurer. Board members include Glenda Biggerstaff, Beth Maness, Mackie Pascal, and Larry Sears.
The next regular meeting will be on Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Moore County Library in Carthage.
For more information, contact Beth Maness at 692-5846.
Sandhills Christian Women's Connection hosts its monthly luncheon Thursday, Aug. 21. This month's topic is the "Fragrance of Life."
Donna Dacre, fragrance counter manager of the Belk of Pinecrest Plaza, will tell the audience about fragrances through the ages. Providing a musical medley this month will be John Constantini. He is a member of the Sandhills Jazz Band. He will entertain with guitar and song.
The guest speaker is Marvetta Cummings of Midlothian, Va. She is a former fragrance model.
All Sandhills women and their guests are welcome to attend the luncheon held at the National Golf Club in Pinehurst from noon to 1:30 p.m. Call Joan at 673-5146 or Anne at 215-0074 to make reservations.
"Be sure to let us know if you will be taking advantage of our free nursery," says a spokesman.
The cost of this month's luncheon is $13, all inclusive. A courtesy call is requested no later than Tuesday, Aug. 19.
Page Book Club
Before taking a summer break, the Walter Hines Page Book Club enjoyed three outstanding programs to round out the 2007-2008 season at luncheon meetings at the Days Inn in Southern Pines.
On March 13, the club welcomed as its speaker executive coach and author, Bea Fields, of Southern Pines. Fields, president of Bea Fields Companies Inc. and Five Star Leadership and Coaching, presented an interesting and informative program on the relationships between different generations and specifically about the Generation Y project and its culmination in the publication of a book titled "Millenial Leaders," by Fields and co-authors Scott K. Wilder, Jim Bunch, and Rob Newbold. Coming soon is a new book by Fields, titled "Edge, a Leadership Story."
On April 10, Kim Auman, program chairman, introduced Kathy Byron, a Moore County Master Gardener, who presented a program on gardening in the Sandhills of North Carolina.
A program of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Master Gardeners, after undergoing 40 hours of training plus continuing education, provide educational assistance to citizens in the field of horticulture. Byron was instrumental in the creation of the FirstSchool Garden, a volunteer project at Aberdeen Elementary School.
On May 8, the club was treated to a musical program performed by the Pinecrest High School Chamber Ensemble and Sotto Voce. Under the direction of choral instructor, James Brown, this talented group recently returned from Chicago where they placed first in the prestigious Heritage Festival of Gold National Choral Competition.
The Walter Hines Page Book Club will resume its schedule of meetings for 2008-2009 in September.
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