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Open House for New Anson Community Hospice Office

On Tuesday, March 28 you are invited to an Open House ceremony for Anson Community Hospice celebrating their new location in uptown Wadesboro. The event will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Development & Outreach Coordinator Krista Phifer said, Come see our new office, meet our staff, enter for a chance to win door prizes, and enjoy light refreshments while networking with other business associates! Their office is located at 108 South Greene Street. For more information you can contact Krista Phifer at 910- 817-2751. Anson Community Hospice is a division of Richmond County Hospice.


Brown Creek Soil & Water Conservation District Board Meeting

The Brown Creek Soil & Water Conservation District monthly board meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 28 at 9 a.m. at the BCSWCD office, located at 1758 Morven Road in Wadesboro. For more information call 704-694-3516.


Wadesboro Fire Department Offers Safety Programs

The Wadesboro Fire Department offers fire prevention and life safety programs on various topics. These programs are offered to audiences including children, adults, seniors, industries and churches. A Fire and Life Safety Educator will come to your location and provide presentations on home fire safety, workplace fire safety (including fire extinguisher training) , evacuation and exit drills, smoke alarm installation and maintenance, and severe weather presentations. To schedule a program contact the Wadesboro Fire Department at 704-694-2167. These programs are provided in a continual effort to improve life safety for all citizens of Anson County


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.


HOLLA! 'LET'S MOVE' FITNESS CENTER
Wed, March 29, 5:30pm  6:30pm WhereMorven, NC

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:30pm there are exercise classes at the HOLLA!

'LET'S MOVE' FITNESS CENTER in Morven, NC! Richmond County's Cheryl Brady will work you out with her routine - Bumps, Lines, and Grooves! Classes will take place every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 5:30pm- 6:30pm for only $3.00 per session. The Bumps, Lines, and Grooves Class features Party Line Dances, Old School R&B, Hip-Hop & Funky Dance Routines, Zumba, and Toning Sessions. The Fitness Center is located at 201 E. Main St, Morven, NC. Just bring a towel or map for floor exercises, hand weights, and a bottle of water.


Wadesboro Rotary Club Scholarship and Planetarium Raffle Fundraiser

Tickets are now available for a chance to win one of six all-inclusive trips for two! Wadesboro Rotary Club President Elaine Clodfelter said, Because the Rotary Club could not do our BBQ this year due to circumstances outside our control, our club is asking your help in sup- porting all of the awesome community projects we do! Find youre closest Rotary club member quick to grab one of the limited $20 raffle tickets before theyre sold out! Here are the trips:

" Los Cabos, Mexico (4 night stay at Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos with airfare for 2)

" Ultimate Pro Sports Fan Getaway (2 night week- end stay with airfare for 2. Lower level tickets to a choice of a select regular season MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL or PGA event)

" Lake Tahoe Ski Get- away (3 night stay with airfare for 2, lift tickets, Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort)

" Saks Fifth Avenue Chicago Shopping Spree (2 night stay with airfare for 2, $1000 shopping spree with Saks fashion consultant in Chicago)

" Cancun All-Inclusive (4 night stay at Hyatt Zilara or Hyatt Ziva Cancun Re- sorts with airfare for 2)

" Rod & Reel Fishing Get- away (3 night stay with airfare for 2, full day freshwater fishing adven- ture at location of choice) The raffle tickets are $20 each. See any Rotar- ian to purchase them. The drawing will be held on Thursday, March 30.

All proceeds from the raffle will provide college scholarships to Anson County High School seniors, financial support for the Wadesboro Rotary Planetarium and Science Center, and many other local projects in our Anson County Community. More information can be found on the Rotary website, www. wadesbororotary.org

. You can contact them about tickets at wadesbororotary@gmail.com .


Wadesboro Rotary Club Scholarship and Planetarium Raffle Fundraiser

Tickets are now available for a chance to win one of six all-inclusive trips for two!

Los Cabos, Mexico (4 night stay at Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos with airfare for 2)

Ultimate Pro Sports Fan Getaway (2 night weekend stay with airfare for 2. Lower level tickets to a choice of a select regular season MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL or PGA event)

Lake Tahoe Ski Getaway (3 night stay with airfare for 2, lift tickets, Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort)

Saks Fifth Avenue Chicago Shopping Spree (2 night stay with airfare for 2, $1000 shopping spree with Saks fashion consultant in Chicago)

Cancun All-Inclusive (4 night stay at Hyatt Zilara or Hyatt Ziva Cancun Resorts with airfare for 2)

" Rod & Reel Fishing Getaway (3 night stay with airfare for 2, full day freshwater fishing adventure at location of choice) The raffle tickets are $20 each. See any Rotarian to purchase them. The drawing will be held on Thursday, March 30. All proceeds from the raffle will provide college scholarships to Anson County High School seniors, financial support for the Wadesboro Rotary Planetarium and Science Center, and many other local projects in our Anson County Community. More information can be found on the Rotary website, www.wadesbororotary.org . You can contact them about tickets at wadesbororotary@gmail.com .


Free Tax Assistance for Seniors

Free Tax Assistance for Seniors at Grace Senior Center Free income tax assistance will be available for Anson County residents sixty years of age or older of low or moderate income who need help in preparing their income tax returns. This is through a program sponsored by AARP and Grace Senior Center. Volunteer Counselors trained in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service will be at Grace Senior Center on Wednesday, March 1 and Wednesday, April 5. Free assistance is designed to help taxpayers fill out forms 1040EZ, 1040A, 1040 and the North Carolina return. Persons using the service should bring this years tax package, age and earnings statements (forms W-2) received from employers, interest statements from banks (form 1099- INT) a copy of last year tax return and any other relevant information concerning income and expenses. Electronic filing of returns will be available. Persons interested should call Grace Senior Center to register and for additional information at 704-694-6616


Ansonville Historical Society Spaghetti Supper

The Ansonville Historical Society will host a Spaghetti Supper on Saturday, April 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Ansonville Fire Department. The $10 plates include spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, dessert and a beverage. Carry outs are available.


Dancercise Class Offered at Grace Senior Center

Dancercise, which is exercising while dancing, is being offered at Grace Senior Center. Dancercise is a blend of aerobics and dance moves, some- thing that many people find to be lots of fun. Participants enjoy great music and learn actual dance moves. The class being offered is a beginners class. There is no registration and no charge for the class. The class is ongoing. So, if you didnt make it to the first class there is still plenty of opportunity to join in later. Each month the schedules will be given out with class dates and times.

The Dancercise class is held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursdays, and 1 to 2 p.m. on Mondays. This class is open to anyone who wants to exercise! For more information and to register call Findey Knotts or Eva Diggs at 704-694-6616.


American Red Cross Lifeguarding Course Anson County Parks & Recreation

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Course Anson County Parks & Recreation is offering the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Course. The beginners class runs from April 28-30. The renewal class runs from May 5-7.

To be eligible for the Lifeguarding course the participant must be 15 years of age on or before the final scheduled session of this course. The participant must successfully complete the following:

1) Swim 300 yards continuously, using these strokes in the following order:

-100 yards of front crawl using rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing, propellant kick. Rhythmic breathing can be performed either by breathing to the side or the front.

-100 yards of breaststroke using a pull, breathe, kick or glide sequence.

-100 yards of either the front crawl or breaststroke. The 100 yards may be a combination of front crawl and breaststroke.

2) Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within 1 minute 40 seconds. For more information or to enroll call 704-695-2782


Living Healthy with Diabetes Workshop

April 6 - Learn how to feel better...healthier...happier Living with or caring for someone with Diabetes can affect your quality of life. Grace Senior Center is offering a six-week Living Healthy with Diabetes workshop. It is designed to help you better manage your Diabetes and live a happier, healthier life! You dont have to stop doing the things you love to do. The key to getting the most out of life is learning to manage your symptoms. No matter your situation, Living Healthy with Diabetes can assist you in taking control. Whether you have been recently diagnosed with diabetes or have had diabetes for years, this workshop will give the support you need to find practical ways to deal with your stress, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, and learn better ways to talk with your doctor and family about your health. Previous participants have stated they have benefited from this class more than any other diabetes class they have attended.

The Living Healthy with Diabetes classes will be held at the Grace Senior Center, located at 199 Highway 742 South in Wadesboro, just past IGA. This is a six week class that is scheduled for every Thursday, from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. It starts April 6 and runs through May 11. Class size is limited and registration is required. Call Rita Short at 704-694-6217 or 704-994-3494 and start living healthy!


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


Parks & Recreation Swim Lessons

Anson County Parks & Recreation will be offering swim lessons. There will be different classes for various age groups and skill levels, from beginners to advanced. The cost is $18. There must be a minimum of 10 in each class in order to have the class. Classes are open for registration until the first day of class.

Classes will be held July 10-20, July 24-August 3 and August 7-17. The daily schedule is: 8-9 a.m. Adult swim lessons

" 9:30-10 a.m. Youth beginners

10:15-11 a.m. Youth advanced

11:15-11:45 a.m. Parent & Child, Preschool

You can register at Little Park in Wadesboro, or at the schools below between the hours of 2 to 3:30 p.m.:

Tuesday, May 16 - Wadesboro Elementary School Gym

Wednesday, May 17 - Wadesboro Primary School

Thursday, May 18 - Peachland-Polkton Elementary School

Tuesday, May 23 - Ansonville Elementary School

Wednesday, May 24 - Lilesville Elementary School Ballfield

Thursday, May 25 - Morven Elementary School

For more information call Jeff Waisner at 704-695-2550, Wendell Small at 704-695-2782 or Morris Gatewood at 704-694-5751.


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.