Pilot Light: Madsen Named N.C. Library Trustee of Year
Pete Madsen was recognized Tuesday as the North Carolina Library Trustee of the Year.
Phil Barton, interim director of the Moore County Library System, announced the award during the meeting of the Moore County Board of Commissioners.
Madsen, now chairman of the Moore County Library Board of Trustees, was recognized for his outstanding work and dedication in development of the branch library in Vass. The honor also recognizes his service to the Moore County Library system and to the Sandhill Regional Library System, of which the county is a member. The award is presented by the North Carolina Public Library Directors Association.
FSA — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking reaction to a proposal for consolidation of the Moore-Montgomery FSA county office.
A public meeting on the subject will be held Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. at the Moore County Agricultural Center on Pinehurst Avenue in Carthage. The Moore-Montgomery FSA office is presently in that building.
FSA — Farm Service Agency — is the arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that administers a variety of programs assisting farmers with regulations, grants and loans, disaster relief and similar services.
GOP MEETING — The Moore County Republican Executive Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, at the Court Facility building in Carthage, according to Dick Kuehl, party secretary.
Items on the agenda include the required precinct meetings in February, plans for the Moore County Republican Convention on March 31 and a new voter welcome party in March.
GOP MEN – Col. Francis X. DeLuca, president of JWP Civitas Institute, will be guest speaker at the Feb. 9 meeting of the Moore County Republican Men’s Club.
His topic will be the 2012 election in North Carolina and the impact of the 2010 election on state policy.
DeLuca is retired from the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served 28 years on active and reserve duty. A naval aviator, he flew combat missions in the first Persian Gulf War and was deployed to the Middle East in 2003 as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
He holds an undergraduate degree in political science from UNC Wilmington and a master’s degree from the University of West Florida.
Registration for the luncheon meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Country Club of North Carolina. Lunch will be served at noon.
HEALTH — The Moore County Health Department and MooreHealth Inc. have released the 2011 edition of the State of the County Health Report.
The report is a requirement of the N.C. Division of Public Health for all health departments during the interim years between the Community Health Assessment conducted every four years.
The report highlights such health indicators as morbidity and mortality data specific to the community, new funds or grants secured to address health issues, new and ongoing initiatives and partnerships and emerging issues that affect health status, according to Moore County Health Director Robert Wittmann. The report also covers overall progress in priority areas selected by MooreHealth Inc., which is the local Healthy Carolinians Task Force.
The 2011 report and the Community Health Assessment can be viewed on the health department website at www.moorecountync.gov/health.
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