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					      DIRECTORY                                         Annual Fire and Rescue Appreciation Dinner                                       “GREATER LOVE HAS NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIEND.” JOHN
                                                “Honoring those that volunteer to serve and protect our community—the
  RAEFORD -H O K E C HAMBER O F                       Volunteer Emergency Service Personnel of Hoke County!
          C OMMERCE
         101 North Main Street
          Raeford, NC 28376
         Phone: (910) 875- 5929
          Fax: (910) 875-1010
                                                     In recognition of Fire Prevention and Safety week, the Raeford-Hoke Chamber
                                           of Commerce would like to thank all those who volunteer to serve and protect our commu-
                                           nity. To celebrate the occasion, the Raeford Hoke Chamber of Commerce is hosting the
                                           Annual Fire and Rescue Appreciation Dinner, on October 9, 2003 at 7 p.m. at the West
                                                                                                                                         Chamber News                                                                                  O CTOBER 2003
                 Hoke Middle School. Be sure to thank those that volunteer and serve our community, not
                                           only during Fire Prevention and Safety Week, but year-round!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
                                                      The Fire & Rescue Appreciation Committee would also like to take this opportu-
2003— 2004 B OARD O F D IRECTORS
                                           nity to thank those that have helped us make this dinner possible: To our 2003 Fire and
              Executive Board              Rescue Appreciation Dinner Sponsors: We Thank You!                                                                       Talkin’ Turkey                                                  Community Events
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dates to Remember
           Lisa Davis—President                      Benefactors                     Patrons                      Friends                                                                                                           New Chamber Mem-            2
              Burlington Industries                                                                                                                                                                                                 bership
                                                 Mountaire Farms of                    BB&T                 Mr. & Mrs. J.H. Austin
      Rick Sandy—First Vice President
             Farm Bureau Insurance
                                                  North Carolina
                                             Hoke County Schools &
                                                                                 Buie Funeral Home
                                                                               FCI-An Ag Service Co.            H.E.L.P. Center
                                                                                                                                                                    T     housands of people filled the streets of Rae-
                                                                                                                                                            ford on Saturday, September 20, 2003 for the 19th An-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Chamber Highlights

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Fire & Rescue

   Judy Pittman—Second Vice President        West Hoke Middle School           Progressive State Bank                                                                                                                               Sponsors
                                                                                                                                                            nual North Carolina Turkey Festival. Crowds began
          Hoke County Administration           Burlington Industries—          Dr. Santangelo—Family           Howell Drug, Co.          “Flockin’ Together” around 9 am at the Library for Opening Ceremonies,
                                                   Raeford Plant                    Chiropractic                                                                                                                                  Something to Think About…….
        Susan Stauffer—Secretary                                                                                                         then flooded the streets visiting the numerous food, arts and crafts and
            Graphically Speaking                   Hillcrest-Scrulock             FirstHealth of the       Jimmy & Donna Kennedy         commercial booths set up along Main Street. Isabel may have put a
                                                    Water System                      Carolinas                                                                                                                                      Please remember to shop
         Charles Davis—Treasurer                                                                                                         damper on our parade on Thursday, but prayers were answered as Saturday
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  locally and support our local
           Tar Heel Turkey Hatchery             H. Gillis & Associates         Kentucky Fried Chicken       Billy & Gwen Simmons         turned out to be a beautiful day for fun, food, and cheerful fellowship and              merchants. Not only does the
                                                                                                                                         “gabbing”. What a wonderful job this years volunteers did!                               county receive 2.5% of every
   Letitia Currie—Business Administrator        J.H. Austin Insurance              Teal Oil Co.              Kinlaw Jewelry Store                                                                                                 dollar spent in Hoke County, but
             Chamber of Commerce                     Agency, Inc.                RBC Centura Bank                                                 The entire community should be proud of the NC Turkey Festival
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  our local merchants are huge
                                                                                                                                         Board of Directors, the City and County Employees, the NC Turkey Festi-                  supporters of our community as
                     Board                    Lumbee River Electric              Hoke County Native             Jean E. Powell
                                             Membership Corporation                American Club                                         val Sponsors and all the volunteers that made this years Turkey Festival                 they give back to the community
             Deborah Carpenter                                                                                                           another huge success. Be sure to mark your calendar for next year’s Festi-               whenever they are asked to help
              Hoke County Schools                Upchruch Millling &               North Carolina            Sandhills Community                                                                                                  out.
                                                    Storage, Co.                   Turkey Festival                 College
                                                                                                                                         val, as always it will be the third weekend in September, being it the 20th
                Steve Connell                     TB Upchurch, Inc.                                                                      anniversary, it is sure to be one we won’t forget and you won’t want to                       So remember to shop lo-
                                                                                                                                         miss!                                                                                    cally and do your part to help
               Connell Real Estate               Willcox, McFadyen,           EZ Ryder: Kreative Mobile   The children & Staff of J.W.                                                                                            better our economy and com-
                                                 Fields & Sutherland,                 Lifestyles            McLauchlin Elementary                                                                                                 munity.
              Frank Crumpler
                                                  Attorneys at Law            Delmar & Juanita Barefoot
            Crumpler Funeral Home
                                                                                                                                               How Can you Promote Your Business?
            Margaret Crumpler                                                 Raeford Animal Clinic, PA                                                                                                                              Advertise in the

                Don Needham
                                                                                 Raeford Oil Co., Inc
                                                                              Rockfish—Hoke Elementary
                                                                                                                                                   W       ould you like to promote your business, provide other
                                                                                                                                          business professionals and community leaders with information on your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Chamber Newsletter!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    What better way to advertise
                Progress Energy                                                                                                                                                                                                   your business and get the mes-
                                                                                                                                          products and/or services, and meet new contacts? Don’t know how?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  sage out to the members than by
            Dr. Tony Santangelo                                                                                                                   Well we have the perfect idea for you,                                          advertising in the monthly
          Family Chiropractic Care, Inc.
                                           Raeford Hoke Chamber of Commerce                                                               hold a Business After Hours.                                                            Chamber Newsletter.
                Gene Shelnutt              101 North Main Street                                                                                                                                                                  Advertisements are Business
                                           Raeford, NC 28376                                                                                      Business After Hours are held monthly
                House of Raeford                                                                                                                                                                                                  Card Size: $10.00/month
                                                                                                                                          and are hosted by our Chamber members. This                                                       $100.00/year
               Wayne Simpson                                                                                                              gives our members an opportunity to showcase
               Unilever HPC USA                                                                                                                                                                                                      You also have an opportunity
                                                                                                                                          their business / organization and gives those at-                                       to advertise via an insert in the
                 Betty Smith                                                                                                              tending a chance to network with each other.                                            newsletter at the cost of $50.00
                 City of Raeford                                                                                                                                                                                                  /month. You must provide the
                                                                                                                                                  The Chamber of Commerce is ready to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8.5 X 11inserts.
               Thomas Wolfe                                                                                                               get the Business After Hours going for this year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     We know this is an added
              Aviator’s Grill & Pub                                                                                                       and we need your help. If you are interested in hosting a Business After                benefit to our members. If you
                                                                                                                                          Hours please contact Letitia Currie at the Chamber of Commerce at 875-                  would like to purchase advertis-
                                                                                                                                          5929. Hurry and call today, while openings are still available, because                 ing space, contact the Chamber
                                                                                                                                          they go fast!                                                                           for more information.
                 P AGE 2                                                                                                                              C HAMBER N EWS                                                                                                 P AGE 3

                 New Chamber Membership
    There are several benefits to joining the Chamber and the Chamber contin-
    ues to strive to increase membership and implement new benefits. Some                             Dates to Remember                                                                                  Chamber Highlights
    of the benefits for new and current members are:                                                                                                                          Each month we highlight a different Chamber Member...keep watching for your profile.
                             •        Networking among other businesses
                         •           Advertising in the Chamber Newsletter                                                                                                     Hoke County Rescue Squad
             •      Free Business Listing and Website Link on our Website                                       Upcoming Events                                     The mission of the Hoke County Rescue Squad is to provide the best
                                 •      Hosting a Business After Hours                                                                                     emergency rescue services and the highest quality patient care with extreme profes-
                                                                                                                                                           sionalism, to employ these qualities to promote public understanding and education
       •      Chamber member plaque to proudly display in your office and so
                                                                                                                                                           of rescue operations and emergency service, and in doing the above, striving to
                                   much more….
                                                                                                •October 9 —Annual Fire & Rescue                           become a known leader of public aid in both times of “normalcy” and times of
    If you know of a business or organization that would like to become a                                                                                  emergency.
    member of the Raeford-Hoke Chamber of Commerce, encourage them to                                           Appreciation Dinner
    pick up an application at the Chamber office or download one off our web-                                                                                        The Hoke County Rescue Squad, Incorporated, was started on February
                                                                                                         West Hoke Middle School 7 p.m.
    site at:                                                                                                     16, 1962. The squad was started by members of a former Raeford Moose lodge.
                                                                                                •October 14—Board Meeting                                  The Hoke County Rescue Squad became an independent non-profit organization in
                                                                                                           Aviator’s Grill & Pub 12 noon                   1965. Squad members formally incorporated the squad in 1968 as a nonprofit cor-
                         Community Events                                                       •November 11 —Board Meeting
                                                                                                                                                           poration in accordance with U.S. Tax Code501 ( C) (3). The base of operations
                                                                                                                                                           was moved to its present location on Adams Street off of Central Avenue, in Rae-
       A Community Carnival                              The Children’s Developmental Center              Place To Be Announced 12 noon                    ford in 1971. In 1973, the squad purchased the first “jaws of Life” Hurst tool.
                                                                                                                                                           Hoke County was one of the first counties in the state to equip a unit with the tool.
    Celebrating Let’s Talk Month                                      Presents                  •November 18—Business After Hours 5:15 p.m.                In 1975, the Squad began and completed its first emergency medical technician         “ GREATER LOVE HAS NO M A N
“Harvesting Healthy Life Choices”                                                                         Liberty Home Care, Main Street                   course certifying members for basic life support as “EMT-basic”. The program           THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY
                                                                                                                                                           still continues today. In 1976, Heavy Rescue, the extrication and rescue from             DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS
       Saturday October 25, 2003                               Breakfast with Santa             •Dec 2—Annual Mullet Roast
                                                                                                                                                           higher up places was added. Heavy rescue also includes capabilities to rescue              FRIEND.” JOHN 15:13
         11:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                   Civic Center                            someone form a situation requiring more than the “Jaws of Life.” In 1981, the
         Raeford City Park                                        December 6, 2003                                                                         Squad’s building was expanded and a second Hurst Tool (Jaws of Life) was purchased. In 1982, Water Rescue
     Robbin Heights Community                                                                                                                              (primarily Dive Rescue) was added using boats and Dive equipment. Today that has been expanded to include
                                                                                                 All Board Meetings are now held on the 2nd Tues-          water rescue of rivers and streams. In 1991, a second Heavy Rescue vehicle was added to meet the needs of a
Sponsored by: the Hoke County TAPP in partnership
                                                                   Fellowship Hall                         day of the month at 12 noon .
  with Hoke County Health Department, Hoke Coop-
                                                                                                                                                           growing county. In late 1992, a substation was added to the western side of the county. This substation is based
   erative Extension, Hoke Juvenile services, Robbin        Raeford Presbyterian Church                                                                    out of the Pinehill Volunteer Fire Department and answers calls west of Calloway road to the Hoke/Moore
 Heights Community Association, Hoke County Parks
  & Recreation, Hoke County Veterans Association,                                                                                                          County line. In 1994, various specialty areas were added to the capabilities of the Squad. They include: High
FirstHealth of the Carolinas, Behavioral Healthcare of
the Carolinas, Healthy Hoke Taskforce, WMFA Radio         “Stay tuned for more information”                                                                Level Rescue, which can be used to retrieve a paratrooper from trees; Trench Rescue, which is used to free vic-
    Station, and Blue Springs—Hoke County CDC.                                                                                                             tims trapped in a construction trench; Mantracking, which is used to search for lost victims; Confined Space Res-
                                                                                                                                                           cue, which rescues victims from areas that due to the area and possible toxins involved is considered dangerous
                                                                           Just a Note                                                                     and OSHA requires that access to the space be restricted
                                                                                                                                                                     The Hoke County Rescue Squad, Inc., receives funding from the county of Hoke, the City of Raeford,
              The Chamber of Commerce has recently received a number of calls concerning different agencies selling ads for various                        United Way of Hoke County, and various Annual Fundraisers. If you would like to make a donation, are inter-
    projects. We have found many companies who are based out of our area and some even out of our state selling ads to local mer-                          ested in joining the squad, or would like more information, visit the Squad’s web site at www.hoke-
    chants. The money spent on these ads does not return to our community. These projects, and or items are not endorsed by the
    Raeford-Hoke Chamber of Commerce. Any ads that are sold for the Chamber, for example for the local maps or the new Cham-
    ber Directory, will be identified as a Chamber project and will be announced in our newsletter. Please use your discretion in buy-
    ing ads. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Chamber Office at 875-5929.

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