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					                                                                                                                                                                                      THE EXPRESS • November 9, 2011 • Page 5
   x Th                                                                                          Parks and Rec                                                       NOVEMBER 21                 Lynette Hall Hampton &
                                                                                                                                                                     Brown Bag Book Club         potluck lunch. Bring a dish &
                                                                                                Youth Basketball                                                     Meets at noon at Hampton B. a friend! 704-694-5177
                                                                                                                                                                     Allen    Library   w/author
                                                                                                  Registration                    NOVEMBER 9
                                                                                                                                  Veterans Honored

                                                                                               and
                                                                                                  Starting November 14th
                                                                                                         running
                                                                                               December 16th, Anson
                                                                                                                      through
                                                                                                                                  At Wadesboro Elementary
                                                                                                                                  School, 1pm. All veterans
                                                                                                                                  invited, urged to bring any
                                                                                                                                                                       REMEMBER SENIOR DAY
                                                                                                                                                                              10 Dinners
                                                                                                                                                                              Starting at $399
                                                                                               County Parks and Recreation        stories, photos & other
                                                                                               will be offering registration      memorabilia. Please register
                                                                                               for     Youth      Basketball,     by 11/8 at 704-694-9383
                                                                                               Kindergarten through 12th          Tourism Meeting
                                                                                               grade, boys and girls.
                                                                                                  You may come to Little Park
                                                                                                                                  Tourism Development Authority
                                                                                                                                  meets at noon at Lady Bug
                                                                                                                                                                                                  All Day Wednesday
                                                                                               to register, Monday through        Restaurant. Public invited             Each meal includes coffee or 16oz iced tea
                                                                                               Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5        NOVEMBER 10
                                                                                               p.m. Registration will also take
                                                                                               place at these schools:
                                                                                                                                  PTO Organizational
                                                                                                                                  Meeting at Anson Middle
                                                                                                                                                                     Mom Eats FREE On Mother’s Day!
                                                                                               • Monday, December 5th,3 -         School Auditorium, 6:30pm                126 West Caswell Street in Wadesboro
                                                                                               5 p.m. at Peachland-Polkton        Compassionate Friends
                                                                                               and Ansonville Elementary          Meet 7pm in Training Rm at
                    Oasis Characters Unit                                                      Schools
                                                                                               • Wednesday, December 7th,
                                                                                                                                  Pee Dee Electric. Info 704-
                                                                                                                                  694-8774
     I n M ay o f 1 9 8 2 I c o m p l e t e d t h e a r t wo rk a n d l e t t e r i n g        3 - 5 p.m. at Wadesboro            NOVEMBER 11
 o n t h e a b ove C h e v r o l e t s t e p va n fo r t h e O a s i s C h a ra c t e r s
 U n i t . Th i s ve h i c l e wa s u s e d t o c a r r y a l l t h e s h r i n e r s ’
                                                                                               Elementary School Gym and
                                                                                               Wadesboro Primary School
                                                                                                  The deadline to register is
                                                                                                                                  Veteran's Day
                                                                                                                                  Parade, 10am. Begins at
                                                                                                                                                                      ZERO Down Payment
 m a k e u p ge a r - a s t h e y s h a re d i n p a ra d e s fo r t h e c r i p p l e d                                          corner of E Martin & N
                                                                                               Friday, December 16th. The         Washington Streets, runs to N
 a n d bu r n e d c h i l d re n t h r o u g h o u t t h e a re a . I d i d a n o t h e r      cost is $25 per player. For        Rutherford,      ending       at
 o n e o r t wo c h a ra c t e r s l at e r, t o o.                                            more information call Wanda        Ansonia. Info 704-694-4418
     I t wa s my p l e a s u re t o s e r ve a n u m b e r o f ye a r s o n t h e              Chappell at 704-694-5868           or tward@co.anson.nc.us
 Oasis Directors Staff, and the Gour met Unit, also. A very                                    or Wendell Small at 704-           Free Concert
 s p e c i a l o c c a s i o n fo r m e wa s t h e bu i l d i n g a n d s i g n age o f a      694-5751.                          By the Army Ground Forces
 d i s p l ay u n i t t h at wa s s h i p p e d t o S a c ra m e n t o, C a l i fo r n i a .                                      Band's Jazz Guardians, 7pm
   We f l e w o u t t h e r e fo r a ge t t o ge t h e r o f s h r i n e r s -
                                                                                                Tourism Meeting                   at Ansonia Theatre
                                                                                                                                  NOVEMBER 13
 “ c o m p e t i n g a n d d e m o n s t rat i n g ” n e w i d e a s. O u r d i s p l ay         The       Anson Tourism          Vietnam Vets                                                                        3 Bedroom
 wa s “ C re at i n g a S h r i n e r,” a n d I h a d t h e p l e a s u re o f d o i n g
 a l l t h e d e s i g n a n d a r t w o r k r i g h t h e r e i n my
 s h o p. . . s o m e t h i n g t h at c o n t i n u e s t o t e l l o u r s t o r y a s we
                                                                                               Development Authority will
                                                                                               meet today, Wednesday,
                                                                                               November 9, at the Lady
                                                                                                                                  Honored at special event at
                                                                                                                                  Gun Springs Baptist Church,
                                                                                                                                  11am. Dinner after service.
                                                                                                                                                                       $
                                                                                                                                                                         395        * per       month
                                                                                                                                                                                     360 mos. 6.5% APR * Your land*

                                                                                                                                                                                      1ST CHOICE HOUSING IN MONROE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 Bath
                                                                                               Bug        Restaurant        in    All Vietnam vets invited. 704-
 h e l p t h e c r i p p l e d a n d bu r n e d c h i l d re n . A l l t h e way b a ck        Wadesboro at noon. The                                                                       2008 East Roosevelt Street
                                                                                                                                  694-7096
 t o A n s o n C o u n t y, t o o !                                                     Ed     public is invited to attend.       NOVEMBER 14                                                Monroe • 704-225-8850
                                                                                                                                  50+ Club Meets                                            www.1stchoicemonroe.com
                    Christmas 2011 - Birth of a New Tradition                                                                     At Hampton B. Allen Library,
                                                                                                                                  10:30am w/musician Carson
   As the holidays approach, the giant Asian factories are kicking into high gear to provide                                      Hill. Everyone invited. 704-
Americans with monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods -- merchandise that has been                                             694-5177
produced at the expense of American labor. This year will be different. This year Americans                                       NOVEMBER 15                                        We’ve Got a
will give the gift of genuine concern for other Americans. There is no longer an excuse that,                                     Memory Screening
at gift giving time, nothing can be found that is produced by American hands. Yes there is!                                       Free at Grace Senior Center,
   It's time to think outside the box, people. Who says a gift needs to fit in a shirt box, wrapped                               11am-3pm. Info & pre-
in Chinese produced wrapping paper? Everyone - yes everyone - gets their hair cut. How                                            register at 704-694-6616
about gift certificates from your local American hair salon or barber?                                                            NOVEMBER 17
   Gym membership? It's appropriate for all ages who are thinking about some health                                               Community Forum
improvement.                                                                                                                      Held by Anson County                And it’s Waiting For You RighT now!
   Who wouldn't appreciate getting their car detailed? Small, American owned detail shops and                                     Schools in Ingram Room at
car washes would love to sell you a gift certificate or a book of gift certificates.                                              Lockhart-Taylor          Center,
   Are you one of those extravagant givers who think nothing of plonking down the dollars on                                      6:30pm
                                                                                                                                                                            √ Car            √ Home
a Chinese made flat-screen? Perhaps that grateful gift receiver would like his driveway sealed,                                   NOVEMBER 18                              Repair          Improvement
or lawn mowed for the summer, or driveway plowed all winter, or games at the local golf course.                                   Parade Deadline
   There are a bazillion owner-run restaurants - all offering gift certificates. And, if your                                     To register your float in the               √ ATV’s                            √ Insurance
intended isn't the fancy eatery sort, what about a half dozen breakfasts at the local breakfast                                   Wadesboro            Christmas
joint. Remember folks this isn't about big National chains - this is about supporting your home                                   Parade. Contact Chamber of
town Americans with their financial lives on the line to keep their doors open.                                                   Commerce 704-694-4181
                                                                                                                                                                            √ Vehicles                         √ You Name It!
   How many people couldn't use an oil change for their car, truck or motorcycle, done at a                                       o                              r
shop run by the American working guy?                                                                                                                                   If you’ve been turned down for a loan, give us a try!
                                                                                                                                  ansonchamber@windstream
   Thinking about a heartfelt gift for mom? Mom would love the services of a local cleaning                                       .net.    Entry      forms     at       We have one of the highest approval rates around!
lady for a day.                                                                                                                   www.ansoncounty.org                   Loans from $300 to $7,500                     JUST ASK!
   My computer could use a tune-up, and I know I can find some young guy who is struggling                                        NOVEMBER 19
to get his repair business up and running.
   OK, so you were looking for something more personal. Local craftspeople spin their own
wool and knit them into scarves. They make jewelry, and pottery and beautiful wooden boxes.
                                                                                                                                  Christmas in November
                                                                                                                                  A great opportunity to buy                BASIC FINANCE,                                INC
                                                                                                                                  locally made products by area
   Plan your holiday outings at local, owner operated restaurants and leave your server a nice                                    artists & craftsmen, 10am-
                                                                                                                                                                           913 East Caswell Street • Wadesboro
tip. And, how about going out to see a play or ballet at your hometown theatre. (Tickets will                                     1pm in Ingram Room at                      704-694-3619                    Formerly Thrift Loan
soon be available for A Christmas Carol at the Ansonia Theatre.)                                                                  Lockhart-Taylor          Center.
   Musicians need love too, so find a venue showcasing local bands. (We have lots of local                                        Sponsored by Arts Council,
talent to enjoy and celebrate right here in Anson County.)                                                                        info 704-694-4950
   Honestly, people, do you really need to buy another ten thousand Chinese lights for the
house? When you buy a five dollar string of light, about fifty cents stays in the community. If
you have those kinds of bucks to burn, leave the mailman, trash guy or babysitter a nice big
tip instead...they deserve it.
   You see, Christmas is no longer about draining American pockets so that China can build
another glittering city. Christmas is now about caring about US, encouraging American small
                                                                                                                                     HOUSER ROOFING
businesses to keep plugging away to follow their dreams. And, when we care about other
Americans, we care about our communities, and the benefits come back to us in ways we                                                                                Specializing in tear off and
couldn't imagine.
                                                                                                                                                                     installing your shingles and
   This is the new American
Christmas tradition.

 Senior Citizens
                                                EYEGLASSES
                   No Insurance? No Discount Plan?
                                                                                                                                                                            repairing leaks.
Christmas Luncheon
   The Annual Senior Citizen
                                                                       NO PROBLEM                                                                                    FREE ESTIMATES!
Christmas Luncheon will be                       YOU Can Get Our VIP DISCOUNT
held on Thursday, December
8th, beginning at 11 a.m. in                      See Bobbi or Rick at                                HABLA ESPANOL                               704-465-8154 (Cell)
the Ingram Room at the
Lockhart-Taylor      Center.
                                                  HARDWICK VISION CENTER                                                                         704-465-8088 (Office)
Anyone      interested     in                     1502 East Broad Avenue in Rockingham (910) 997-7766
attending must call Grace
Senior Center to register at
704-694-6616.




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