SALVATION ARMY PREPARES FOR EXTREME HEAT
Fayetteville, NC. The Salvation Army is preparing for the soaring temperatures later this week by setting up a cooling station for those seeking refuge from the extreme heat. After the noon meal is served at The Salvation Army Shelter, located at 245 Alexander Street, the dining hall will be open with movies, snacks and beverages for those wishing to stay inside. The facility will be closed after dinner is completed at 6pm.
The cooling station will operate this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 29-July 1 from 12:30-6pm. Shelter residents will also be allowed to remain in the building all day.
“Our hope is that by providing a cool, safe place of refuge, many residents who remain on the street will be safe from the extreme temperatures this weekend,” says Captain Jason Smith, Commanding Officer of The Salvation Army.
Please contact Jackie Godbold/Director of Public Relations and Development for more information.
Hope Mills Events
4th OF JULY CELEBRATION!!
Wednesday, July 4th 2012
4th of July Parade
Starts at 10am.
Parade starts at Hope Mills Middle School and will end at Hope Mills Municipal Park.
Party at the Park!!
After the parade, join us at Hope Mills Municipal Park for food, games, vendors, live entertainment, cheerleading exhibitions, competitions and.....FIREWORKS!!
Both events are FREE & open to the public!
If you wish to participate in the parade or be a vendor, forms are available at the Hope Mills Parks & Rec. center or at www.townofhopemills.com
All current & up-to-date Parks & Recreation information can also be found on our website at www.townofhopemills.comand Hope Mills Parks and Recreation on Facebook.
4-H Youth Development Program
FAYETTEVILLE, NC - Cumberland County Cooperative Extension's 4-H Youth Development Program is offering a 4-H Summer Adventure program for youth between the ages of 5 and 19 this summer. The 4-H Summer Adventure includes summer camps and programs to teach leadership, science, arts and crafts. The deadline to register for each event is seven days prior to the event.
The following programs will be offered:
4-H Camp June 24-29
4-H Record Book Workshop July 24-25
Bio-Tech Day Camp July 30-Aug. 3
Cloverbud Arts & Crafts Aug.7-8
Linus Blankets Aug. 9
Back to School Bash Aug. 16
Cloverbud Back to School Bash Aug. 17
Cool Crafts Aug. 21-22
"In 4-H, we believe in keeping them both physically and mentally active in the summer and our 4-H summer adventure program will help them do that," said Angela Shaver, Cooperative Extension 4-H Director. "Each class lists the specific group that it's geared toward."
Applications can be downloaded by visiting http://cumberland.ces.ncsu.edu but must be returned in person at Cooperative Extension, located at 301 East Mountain Drive. All fees must be paid in full. For more information, call (910) 321-6867 or go online.
Take Charge of Diabetes class for Cumberland County residents
Better Health, A United Way Partner Agency, starts their next Take Charge of Diabetes class for Cumberland County residents beginning July 9th, 2012. We meet on Monday nights from 5:00 – 7:30 pm for seven weeks and learn all the A's to Z's of diabetic management. Whether you’re newly diagnosed or a seasoned diabetic adult this free program is for you. Contact Melissa at 483-7534 to pre-register by July 6th, 2012.
Southeastern Mobile Medical schedule
Southeastern Mobile Medical, a service of Southeastern Regional Medical Center which is supported by the Golden LEAF Foundation, will be stationed at the following locations within Robeson County at the dates listed. The mobile unit operates from 9 am until 3 pm at each site. While cash is not accepted due to security reasons, patients may present insurance information (private insurance, Medicare or Medicaid), money orders or personal checks. Appointments are not required but may be scheduled by calling (910) 674-6144.
July 2: Allenton Fire Department, Lumberton
July 3 and 5: Mill Branch Baptist Church, Fairmont
July 9-10: Floyd’s Temple Number One, Lumberton
July 11-12: Beauty Spot United Methodist Church, Rowland
July 16: Long Branch Café, Lumberton
July 17: Long Branch Baptist Church, Lumberton
July 18-19: LRDA Pembroke
July 23: Allenton Fire Department, Lumberton
July 24: Mill Branch Baptist Church, Fairmont
July 25-26: Floyd’s Temple Number One, Lumberton
July 30-31: LRDA Pembroke
Prepare Now for Tornado Season 11/1
The American Red Cross Urges Fayetteville to Prepare Now for Tornadoes
As tornado season begins, the Highlands Chapter of the American Red Cross urges residents in the Fayetteville area to take steps now to stay safer when tornadoes threaten. As with any disaster, preparation can be the difference between life or death. The Red Cross recommends that individuals and families prepare for tornadoes by:
-Creating and practicing a Home Tornado Plan: Pick a “safe room” or uncluttered area without windows where family members and pets could seek shelter on the lowest floor possible: a basement, a center hallway, a bathroom or a closet. Putting as many walls between you and the outside provides additional protection.
-Assembling a Emergency Preparedness Kit: Kits should contain a first aid kit and essential medications, foods that don’t require cooking or refrigeration and manual can opener, bottled water, flashlights and a battery-powered radio with extra batteries and other emergency items for the whole family.
-Heeding Storm Warnings: Listen to your local radio and TV stations for updated storm information. A tornado WATCH means a tornado is possible in your area. When a tornado WARNING is issued, go to the safe room you picked to protect yourself from glass and other flying objects. If you are outside, hurry to the basement of a nearby sturdy building. If you are in a car or mobile home, get out immediately and head to the nearest building for safety. If you are outside and there are no buildings, lie flat in a low lying area or ditch and cover your head with your arms and hands.
-Preparing for High Winds: Make trees more wind resistant by removing diseased and damaged limbs, then strategically removing branches so that wind can blow through. Install permanent shutters on your windows and add protection to the outside areas of sliding glass doors. Strengthen garage doors and unreinforced masonry. Move or secure lawn furniture, outdoor decorations or ornaments, trash cans, hanging plants and anything else that can be picked up by wind and become a projectile. (11/1/12)
2012 Fayetteville City Council Meeting Schedule
Proposed 2012 Fayetteville City Council Meeting Schedule
Wed., July 4 Independence Day – City Offices Closed
Mon., July 9 Regular Council Meeting, Discussion of Agenda Items
Wed., July 18 Agenda Briefing, 4 p.m., Lafayette Room
Mon., July 23 Regular Council Meeting, Discussion of Agenda Items
Mon., Aug. 6 Council Work Session, 5 p.m., Lafayette Room
Mon., Aug. 13 Regular Council Meeting, Discussion of Agenda Items
Wed., Aug. 22 Agenda Briefing, 4 p.m., Lafayette Room
Mon., Aug. 27 Regular Council Meeting, Discussion of Agenda Items
Mon., Sept. 3 Labor Day- City Offices Closed
Tues., Sept. 4 Council Work Session, 5 p.m., Lafayette Room
Mon., Sept. 10 Regular Council Meeting, Discussion of Agenda Items
Wed., Sept. 19 Agenda Briefing, 4 p.m., Lafayette Room
Mon., Sept. 24 Regular Council Meeting, Discussion of Agenda Items
Mon., Oct. 1 Council Work Session, 5 p.m., Lafayette Room
Mon., Oct. 8 Regular Council Meeting, Discussion of Agenda Items
Oct 20-22 NCLM Annual Conference
Mon., Nov. 5 Council Work Session, 5 p.m., Lafayette Room
Mon., Nov. 12 Veterans Day – City Offices Closed
Tues., Nov. 13
Wed., Nov 14
Regular Council Meeting, Discussion of Agenda Items
Agenda Briefing, 4 p.m., Lafayette Room
Nov., 22-23 Thanksgiving Holiday – City Offices Closed
Mon., Nov. 26
Nov 27 – Dec 1
Regular Council Meeting, Discussion of Agenda Items
NLC Congress of Cities & Exposition, Boston, MA
Mon., Dec. 3 Council Work Session, 5 p.m., Lafayette Room
Mon., Dec. 10 Regular Council Meeting, Discussion of Agenda Items
Dec., 24-25 Christmas – City Offices Closed