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Get Healthy & Stay Healthy Cooking Series

A healthy lifestyle is just is a decision away. Good health is a decision. You can choose a life free from debilitating diseases such as diabetes, obesity, heart dis- ease, cancer, arthritis, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. There is a fatbusting and disease-elimination plan for you! Attend the free Healthy Living and cooking classes at Pathway to Peace Ministries and learn how to live an abundant life. Come learn more at the next class this Sunday, February 19, from 3 to 5 p.m. You will also be able to eat a delicious dinner with them. Pathway to Peace is located on Highway 109 South, 2 miles past Deep Creek Road going towards Mt. Croghan, SC. The ad-dress is 11775 NC 109 South, Peachland. For information call 704-695-1441


Bowman High School Class of 1974 Reunion

The Class of 1974 at Bowman High School will hold a class reunion on Saturday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lockhart-Taylor Center. If you would like to attend, please register and pay by February 20. The cost is $60 per person, $100 per couple. For information email 74bearcats@gmail.com .


Bowman High School Class of 1974 Reunion

The Class of 1974 at Bowman High School will hold a class reunion on Saturday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lockhart-Taylor Center. If you would like to attend, please register and pay by February 20. The cost is $60 per person, $100 per couple. For information email 74bearcats@gmail.com


Family Support Group Meets
Connections Family Support Program hosts a monthly support group on the third Tuesday of each month with Anson Connecting Families. The next meeting is on Tuesday, February 21. The group meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Anson County Cooperative Ex- tension Center, loated at 501 McLaurin Street in Wadesboro . Dinner and materials are provided free. Contact Suzanne Maness at (910) 627-1769, toll free (877) 211-5995, or by email at connectionsfsp@gmail.com to register. The deadline to register is Friday, February 17.


Dancercise Class Offered at Grace Senior Center

Dancercise, which is exer- cising while dancing, is being offered at Grace Sen- ior Center. Dancercise is a blend of aerobics and dance moves, something that many people find to be lots of fun. The class being offered is a beginners class. There is no registration and no charge for the class. The class is ongoing. Each month the schedules will be given out with class dates and times.

The Dancercise class will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursdays, and 1 to 2 p.m. on Mondays. This class is open to any one who wants to exercise! For more information and to register call 704-694-6616.


Free Parenting Classes, Diapers, Ultrasounds & Pregnancy Tests

Learn about parenting in a small group setting while earning free diapers. Free parenting classes are offered by HOPE Pregnancy Resource Center at 3 p.m. on Tues- days. They take place at the HOPE Office located at 19 South Williams Street in Polkton. Attendees earn a pack of diapers for every two classes they participate in. To sign up call 704-690-6689. HOPE offers free pregnancy tests and ultrasounds in their office every other Monday. You can all them for dates and times. It is always best to schedule the tests and ultrasounds , but they do try to accommodate walk-ins when possible. Be sure to ask about HOPEs clothing ministry. The website for HOPE is www.hprc-anson.org .


February is Heart Health Month

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to create opportunities for people to make healthier choices. Make a difference in your community: Spread the word about strategies for preventing heart disease and encourage people to live heart healthy lives. How can YOU make a difference during the month of February  Heart Health Month

* Wear red on February 5th (the day nationally-recognized to wear red and promote heart health!).

* Like the Heart Foundation on Facebook and follow them on Twitter and share the postings with your friends.

* Educate yourself. Visit www.theheartfoundation.org to learn more.

* Donate to the Heart Foundation and help support heart research. Visit www.theheartfoundation.org to learn more.


Wadesboro Rotary Club
Wadesboro Rotary Club, every Thurs. 12:15 pm, Welika Lake Fish Camp


New Beginnings cancer support group

New Beginnings cancer support group 3rd Mon. 6:00 pm, Lady Bug restaurant (except June, July, August). For info, call 704-694-5211.


Caregiver Support Group

Caregiver Support Group, 2nd Tues. 7:00-8:30 pm at First Presbyterian Church, Wadesboro. For info, call 704-694-3156 or 704-695-3233.


Domestic Violence Support Group

Domestic Violence Support Group, every Mon. 5:30-7:00 pm at Anson County Domestic Violence Coalition office, Wadesboro


VFW Post 10403 Auxiliary

VFW Post 10403 Auxiliary, 3rd Thurs. of each month, 7:00 pm


Anson County Sons of Confederate Veterans

Anson County Sons of Confederate Veterans (Camp 860), 7:00 p last Tues. each month, Hardison-Bradley Room at Hampton B. Allen Library


Anson County NAACP

Anson County NAACP, every 3rd Sun. 5:00 pm, Hardison-Bradley Room at Hampton B. Allen Library


Free Tax Help

MARCH 1 - For 60 & older of low to moderate income at Grace Senior Center. Info & register 704-694-6616


Business Expo to Showcase Anson Businesses

The Anson County Chamber of Commerce will present the first annual Business Expo on Thursday, March 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. at South Piedmont Community Colleges Lockhart-Taylor Center in Wadesboro. The expo is a way to showcase our members to Anson County and surrounding communities through products and services offered by their business or organization , stated Chamber Executive Director Shelby Emrich. This is event is free to the public. There will be door prizes and lots of giveaways, so mark your calendars today!

For more information on the Business Expo contact the Chamber of Commerce at 704-694-4181 or anson- chamber@windstream.net .


Arthritis Exercise Program at Grace Senior Center

Are you an adult age 55 or older with any type of diagnosed Arthritis? The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program will help you who have joint and /or muscle problems. Achieve improved joint mobility, muscle strength and endurance in order to improve the performance of your daily activities. Join Grace Senior Centers free 1-hour Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program , held twice a week for eight weeks. Learn basic arthritis selfmanagement from a certified instructor. Learn basic principles of exercise and of joint protection . Learn tips for managing stress and pain, and how to make exercise a daily routine. Exercise and strengthen your body, educate yourself and become more active and stress free. The one hour classes will begin Tuesday, February 7, and are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12 noon through March 30. Please call Wanda Talbert 704-694-6616 or 704-994-3495 to register or for more information.


Board of Education Meeting

All meetings are held on the last Monday of each month unless otherwise noted.
All regular meetings begin at 5:30 p.m. with the Closed Session immediately following the opening of the meeting. Open Session begins at 6:30 p.m. Meetings will be held in the Charles Riddle Staff Development Center at the Board of Education Office, located at 320 Camden Road in Wadesboro, unless otherwise noted.

August 29, 2016

September 26, 2016

October 24, 2016

November 21, 2016

December 12, 2016

Open Session begins at 3:30 p.m.

Closed Session begins at 3:45 p.m.

Open Session begins at 4:30 p.m.

January 30, 2017

February 27, 2017

March 27, 2017

April 18, 20 16

Budget Development Workshop : 3:30-5:30 p.m.
(Additional dates to be determined if needed.)

May 22, 2017


Upcoming Board of Education Meeting Dates

All meetings are held on the last Monday of each month unless otherwise noted. All regular meetings begin at 5:30 p.m. with the Closed Session immediately following the opening of the meeting. Open Session begins at 6:30 p.m. Any changes in time will be published in The Express Newspaper, posted on the Anson County Schools website and posted on the doors at the Board of Education District Office.

Meetings will be held in the Charles Riddle Staff Develop- ment Center at the Board of Education Office, located at 320 Camden Road in Wadesboro, unless otherwise noted.

January 30, 2017

February 20, 2017

March 27, 2017

April 18, 20 17

Budget Development Workshop

3:30-5:30 p.m.

(Additional dates to be determined if needed.)

May 22, 2017


Upcoming Important Dates in 2017 from the Board of Elections

Anson County will have Municipal Election in November 2017 This is a listing of upcoming Anson County Board of Elections meetings and other important dates. To appear on a meeting agenda you must provide a notice in writing by 5 p.m. on the Thursday before the meeting. The Board of Elections is located at 402 Morven Road in Wadesboro. For more information call Steve Adams, Director of Elections, at 704-994-3223.

Tuesday January 10 - Board of Elections Regular Meeting at 5 p.m.

Wednesday, January 11 - 2016 Fourth Quarter Report Due - 163-278.9(A)(5a)

Thursday, January 12 - Notices of Report Due mailed for 2016 Year End Semi-annual Report - 163-278.23

Friday, January 27 - 2016 Year End Semi-annual Report Due - 163-278.9(a)(6)

Tuesday, January 31 - Send SBOE Certification of Late or Delinquent Campaign Reports  2016 Fourth Quarter Reports

Monday, February 13 & Tuesday, February 14 - Elections Conference in Durham, NC

Tuesday, February 21 - Regular Board Meeting at 5 p.m. (Changed due to training in Durham)

Tuesday, March 14 - Board of Elections Regular Meeting at 5 p.m.

Monday, April 10 & Tuesday, April 11 - Elections Conference in Wilmington, NC

Friday, April 14 - County Closed for Good Friday Holiday

Monday, April 17 & Tues- day, April 18 - Elections Training in Wilmington, NC

Tuesday, April 18 - Board of Elections Regular Meeting at 5 p.m.

Tuesday, May 16 - Board of Elections Regular Meeting at 5 p.m.

Monday, May 29 - County Closed for Memorial Day

Monday, June 12 - Deadline for Party Chairs to submit names of new Board members

Tuesday, June 13 - Board of Elections Regular Meeting at 5 p.m. (Last meeting with current board.) Tuesday, July 4 - County Closed for Independence Day

" Tuesday, July 18 - Board of Elections Meeting at 12 p.m. (First meeting with new board. Oaths to be taken & officers are to be elected.)

Friday, July 7 at 12 noon - Candidate Filing for Municipal / Town Elections begins

Tuesday, July 18 at 5 p.m. - Deadline to With- draw notice of candidacy

Friday, July 21 at 12 noon - Candidate Filing Ends for Municipal / Town Elections

Sunday, July 30 - Publish UOCAVA Notice for November Election

Friday, August 4 - Dead- line to file a challenge to a candidate for November Election

Tuesday, August 22 - Board Meeting Appoint Chief Judges/Judges of Precinct Locations for 2 years

Monday, September 4 - County Closed for Labor Day

Tuesday, September 12 - Board of Elections Regular Meeting at 5 p.m.

Week of September 18th - Begin Publishing Legal Election Notice/ Buffer Zone Notice

Monday, October 2 at 11 a.m. - Logic and Accuracy Testing for Nov. Election

Tuesday, October 3 at 6:30 p.m. - Poll Worker Training for Municipal Election

Thursday, October 5 - Mock Election for November

" Sunday, October 8 - Absentee by Mail Ballots available for November 7th, Municipal Election

Tuesday, October 10 - Board of Elections Regular Meeting at 5 p.m.

Tuesday, October 10 at 6:30 p.m. - Poll Worker Make Up Training For Municipal Election

Thursday, October 12 at 6:30 p.m. - Early Voting Training for Municipal Election

Friday, October 13 at 5 p.m. - Voter Registration Deadline for November

Saturday, October 14 at 10 a.m. - One Stop Ob- server list Due

Tuesday, October 17 at 5 p.m. - Absentee Board Meeting 1 for November Election

Thursday, October 19 - Early Voting Be- gins for Municipal Elections (Wadesboro)

Tuesday, October 24 at 5 p.m. - Absentee Board Meeting 2 for November Election

Tuesday, October 31 at 5 p.m. - Absentee Board Meeting 3 for Nov. Election

Tuesday, October 31 at 5 p.m. - Last Day to request Absentee by Mail Ballot for November

Thursday, November 2 at 10 a.m. - Election Day Observer list Due

Saturday, November 4 at 1 p.m. - Early

Voting Ends for November Election


Cervical Cancer Awareness Information January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

Cervical Cancer Awareness Information January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, and the Anson County Health Department wants you to know that theres a lot you can do to prevent cervical cancer. HPV (human papillomavirus) is a very common infection that spreads through sexual activity. About 79 million Americans currently have HPV, but many people with HPV dont know they are infected. HPV is also a major cause of cervical cancer. Each year, more than 11,000 women in the United States get cervical cancer.

The good news:

The HPV vaccine (shot) can prevent HPV.

Cervical cancer can often be prevented with regular screening tests (called Pap tests) and follow-up care. In honor of National Cervical Health Awareness Month, Anson County Health Department encourages:

" Women to start getting regular Pap tests at age 21

" Parents to make sure pre-teens get the HPV vaccine at age 11 or 12 Teens and young adults also need to get the HPV vaccine if they didnt get it as pre-teens. Women up to age 26 and men up to age 21 can still get the vaccine. Thanks to the health care reform law, you and your family members may be able to get these services at no cost to you. Check with your insurance company to learn more.

Taking small steps can help keep you safe and healthy. Call for a yearly appointment with your primary doctor or with Anson County Health Departments Family Planning or Well Woman clinic. The Anson County Health Department is located at 110 Ashe Street in Wadesboro. The telephone number is (704) 694-5188.