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                               The Youngsville Gazette
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                                                                                                                           Volume 2, Issue 5
                                www.theyoungsvillegazette.vpweb.com
                                                                                                                                  May 2011

 Love of Animals Pays Off Big for Taylor Halterman, Local Teen Artist!                                             Inside this issue:

    By Linda Lewis                                                                                              Sophi’s Tidbits                   2
       Visiting the Halterman home place is like
falling into a pet menagerie. In the pasture are
two miniature horses and a miniature donkey.                                                                    Calendar of Events                3
Their yard is home to three beautiful cats and
inside live two more cats, along with a flying
squirrel (really!), a sassy Chihuahua, and Marley,
                                                                                                                Historic Home Tour                3
a beautiful and loving yellow lab. He came to the
Halterman home about two years ago as a rescue.                                                                 Health Notes                      4
I had the opportunity to visit with Marley and was
quickly charmed by him.
    When Taylor heard about the local Arts                                                                      6th Annual Lake Donna             4
Festival sponsored by the Youngsville Woman’s
Club, her love of animals and art inspired her to
do a charcoal portrait of Marley. She entered the                                                               Mental Health Matters             6
                                                                  Taylor, Marley & his portrait
competition and won 1st place in that medium.
Taylor’s piece was also named “Best in Show”! It       Phillips, is always challenging us to do more and        N.C. State Honors Local           7
quickly became the favorite of those viewing all       better than we have accomplished previously. He is a
of the artwork entered.                                really good instructor.” This writer can’t wait to set
    The portrait was then entered at the District      eyes on the finished piece.                              Fun Summer Project                7
Arts Festival sponsored by the District Five             Her love of art has grown so much that she has
GFWC-NC where she again placed 1st and was             decided to pursue a career in the art field. She is
named “Best in Show”. This allowed her piece to        looking at attending UNC-Asheville where she will        Recipe of the Month               8
be entered at the State Arts Festival held at          go into animation art. Her future goal is to own a
Campbell University, sponsored by the GFWC-            business table top, making thousands of frames to
NC. Marley placed 3rd in that competition.             make a movie. An example of this type of film             Taylor’s Art Teacher Big
    Taylor is seventeen years old and a junior at      making is Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before               Asset to Franklinton High
Franklinton High School. She started taking art        Christmas.
classes in her freshman year of school. She works         Taylor’s interests go beyond just art. She also                  School!
with several mediums, including her favorite, oil      enjoys quilting, gardening (both flower and vegeta-
painting. Her favorite style of art is impression-     ble), and is an avid reader, and talented creative
istic, which her next project in art class will        writer. Needless to say, Taylor also does very well in     Taylor’s art teacher, Mr. Phillips, is
comprise. Taylor explained that this project will      school.                                                  liked by all of his students. He teaches
be a rendition of a Monet painting on a canvas            Being a part of the Arts Festival, I am looking       several different art classes, including
approximately 36” x 48”, the largest canvas she        forward to seeing what other great contributions         general art, art history, drawing, paint-
has ever attempted and will be her biggest             come from Taylor in future competitions.                 ing, sculpting, and an individual study
challenge yet. Says Taylor, “my art teacher, Mr.                                                                class. In this class, the students have to
                                                                                                                choose twelve projects of their own
                                                                                                                throughout the school year. When asked
                   Come Celebrate for a Worthwhile Cause!                                                       his teaching style he replied, “Once the
                                                                                                                project starts, I work with the students
                      Youngsville’s Museum of History                                                           one-on-one.”
                                                                                                                  Mr. Phillips is excited about the new
  By: Mary Jo Buffaloe                                 style with homemade strawberry shortcake as this
                                                                                                                school and said the new school is going
 The Youngsville Woman’s Club is sponsoring            year’s featured dessert.
                                                                                                                to allow the art department to have their
 their 3rd Annual May Fare Fundraiser for the            This year we will be honoring the history of the
                                                                                                                own sculpting room, making all of the
 Youngsville Museum of History. The evening            Youngsville Rescue Squad. We are asking the
                                                                                                                classrooms seem larger.
 will include dinner, entertainment, a live            community to help us take an EMT to dinner by
                                                                                                                Mr. Phillips has been teaching at
 auction, and door prizes. Cost for the evening is     buying an event ticket. Tickets can be purchased by
 $20.00 per person. The event will be held at the      calling 919.556.2477 or 919.210.0789.                    Franklinton High School for nine years.
 Century Link Dining Hall on Capital Blvd. just          Proceeds will be used to help put a much needed        Before this, he taught at the middle
 south of Youngsville. It will last from 6:30-9:00     new roof on the museum building. Any donations           school level for thirteen years. Having
 p.m.                                                  and EMT event tickets are tax deductible, as we are      taught five thousand students over his
   The theme of this year’s May Fare will be           a 503c organization.                                     twenty six year career, Mr. Phillips is
 county western. Feel free to dress in your              Come enjoy a great night out with family and           definitely an asset to Franklinton High
 favorite country western outfit, as there will be a   friends while helping preserve Youngsville’s rich
 contest for best dress. Dinner will be pig pickin’    history!                                                 School!
          Page 2                                                       The Youngsville Gazette

                      Sophi’s Tidbits: Springtime/Summer Safety Tips                            control program. Ask your veterinarian to rec-
                                                                                                ommend a plan designed specifically for your
                    By: Linda Lewis          keep those flying insects from becoming            pet.
                                             lodged in their eyes.                              Out and About – Warmer weather means more
                   Spring has sprung, and Spring Cleaning – Spring cleaning is a time-          trips to the park, longer walks and more chances
                   with the change of sea- honored tradition in many households, but be         for your pet to wander off! Make sure your dog
son going right on into summer, our sure to keep all cleaners and chemicals out of              or cat has a microchip for identification and
thoughts inevitably turn to spring cleaning, your pet’s way! Almost all commercially sold       wears a tag imprinted with your home address,
outdoor revelry and much needed home cleaning products contain chemicals that are               cell phone number and any other relevant con-
improvement projects. But the balmy harmful to pets. The key to using them safely               tact information.
weather can prove not-so-sunny for curi- is to read and follow label directions for              Pet Recipe of the Month – Cat Cuisine
ous pets – or their unwitting parents. Be- proper use and storage.                              Ingredients:
fore you embark on springtime/summer Home Improvement 101 – Products such as                    ½ tsp. vegetable oil
activities, take inventory of potential haz- paints, mineral spirits and solvents can be        2/3 cup ground chicken or turkey
ards for your furry friend. Here are a few toxic to your pets and cause severe irritation or    2 tsp. bell pepper, chopped
tips that will help prevent mishaps or mis- chemical burns. Carefully read all labels to see    1 baby carrot, cooked and mashed
fortunes:                                    if products are safe to use around your furry      1 tsp. grated cheese, any variety
Buckle Up! – While every pet parent friends. Also, be cautious of physical hazards,             Directions:
knows dogs love to feel the wind on their including nails, staples, insulation, blades and      Preheat a small skillet over medium heat.
furry faces, allowing them to ride in the power tools.                                          Add the vegetable oil. The pan should be hot
bed of pickup trucks or stick their heads Ah-Ah-Achoo! – Like their sneezy human                enough when a drop of water dripped onto it
out of moving car windows is dangerous. counterparts, pets can be allergic to foods,            begins to sizzle immediately.
Flying debris and insects can cause inner dust, plants and pollens. Allergic reactions in       When the pan is hot, sauté green pepper until it
ear or eye injuries and lung infections. dogs and cats can cause minor sniffing and             is tender and slightly browned. Stir in the
Abrupt stops or turns can cause major sneezing as well as life-threatening anaphylac-           ground chicken or turkey. Cook the meat until it
injury, or worse! Pets in cars should al- tic shock. If you suspect your pet has a spring-      is browned and cooked through. Once it is done
ways be secured in a crate or wearing a time allergy, please visit your veterinarian as         cooking, stir in the carrot and cheese. Cook just
seatbelt harness designed especially for soon as possible.                                      long enough so that carrot is hot and cheese
them. And yes… those “cool looking” Pesky Little Critters – April showers bring                 melts. Remove from the heat and transfer it to a
goggles do serve a purpose. They protect May flowers… and an onslaught of bugs and              bowl or other container. Allow the mixture to
your kiddies’ eyes from the sun’s rays and summer is even worse! Make sure your pet is          cool completely and serve a small ping-pong
                                                                          on year-round         ball sized portion to your cat along with their
                                                                          heartworm pre-
                          Wayne Champion, LUTCF                           ventive medica-
                                                                                                regular dry food. Or, cover the bowl tightly in
     FARM                                                                                       plastics wrap and place the mixture in the re-
                          Master Agent                                    tion, as well as a    frigerator until ready to use. Makes about 3/4
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                                   Volume 2, Issue 5                                                                     Page 3


               Calendar of Events                                         Franklin County’s Fifth Annual
                                                                               Historic Home Tour
Free Range of Motion Exercise Classes every Tuesday and
Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m. at the Youngsville Baptist By: Dewey Botts
Church Fellowship Building behind the church. Call Emma      Saturday, May 14th from 10-5 p.m. and Sunday, May 15th from 1-5
Strough at 562-1079 for more information.                  p.m. Admission is $12/$15...children under 12 free.
                                                                  Person Place Preservation Society will hold it's 5th Historic Homes
                                                                tour to include ten 17th and 18th Century homes, Mt Zion Church and
Youngsville Kiwanis Club meet at the Youngsville Baptist        Laurel Mill.
Church at 12 noon on Wednesdays with lunch for $5.00.             Saturday a Colonial Soup & Sandwich Luncheon will be available at
Check for meeting dates on their website.                       Person Place along with Heritage Artists and The Franklin County
                                                                Beekeepers Demo and honey sales. Brochures and tickets will be
May 14 and 15: Person Place Preservation Society will hold      available in the surrounding counties and at The Cotton Company in
it’s 5th Annual Historic Home Tour in the Louisburg area.       Wake Forest. No credit-cards please.
                                                                  For information see personplace.org or call Dewey Botts @ 919-539-
                                                                7868 or 919-539-7868
May 15: Concert at E. Carroll Joyner Park in Wake Forest at
5:00 p.m. featuring Jeanne Jolly.
                                                                 Franklinton High School Library needs books copyrighted after
May 17: the Franklin County Arts Council presents a free         2000, in an effort to increase the size of the current inventory students
                                                                 have to choose from. Any books received that cannot be used by the
“Pickin’ and Grinnin’ at Person Place in Louisburg. The
                                                                 school will be forwarded on to a similar vendor. If you would like to
community is welcome. Refreshments, music, and dancing           donate books, go to the school’s website for more information.
by local artisans. Doors open at 6:30 p.m..
                                                                 www.fcschools.net/FHS/fcsa.htm
May 17: Martindale Garden Club will meet at the
Youngsville Baptist Church for it’s annual spring covered                                BARKITECTURE 2011
dish dinner at 6:30 p.m. The club will not meet again until     The SPCA of Franklin County is hosting a buffet dinner with wine, on
September.                                                      Thursday, May 19th from 7 to 9 pm. at Crenshaw Hall in Wake Forest.
                                                                There will be a silent auction for unique dog houses, cat condos, and
May 19: SPCA of Franklin County buffet dinner at                pet furniture. There will also be sports memorabilia, jewelry, and
                                                                travel items. Two paintings from local artist Dick Larsen will be up
Crenshaw Hall in Wake Forest.                                   for action also. All proceeds from this fun event will benefit the SNIP
                                                                Fund which cost spay/neuter assistance to pet owners. Tickets are $50
May 20: The Youngsville Woman’s Club will host it’s Third       each of $175.00 for a table of 4 of $375.00 for a table of 8. You may
Annual May Fare Fundraiser for the Youngsville Museum of        go to their website for more information.
History. Call 556-2477 for tickets or information. The Club
will not meet again until September.                             Wake Forest ARTS are featuring Six Sundays in Spring concert
                                                                 series during the month of May and early June. Other demonstrations
May 22: Concert at E. Carroll Joyner Park featuring Jazz         of yoga and exercise training will given one hour prior to the concert
                                                                 for those that come early. The concerts will be held at the beautiful E.
music by Marcus Anderson beginning at 5:00 p.m.
                                                                 Carroll Joyner Park located at 701 Harris Road, in Wake Forest.
May 29: Concert at E. Carroll Joyner Park featuring blues by       Food and refreshments from Bacci’s Italian Ices and the American
Ironing Board Sam beginning at 5:00 p.m.                         Legion of Post 187 will be available for purchase or attendees are
                                                                 invited to bring picnic baskets.
June 5: Concert at E. Carroll Joyner Park featuring bluegrass    May 15th - Jeanne Jolly, who was once the featured vocalist for
music by Al Batten and the Bluegrass Reunion.                    Grammy award trumpeter Chris Botti, will perform folk, country and
                                                                 rock music. “Guided Meditation in the Park” will precede the concert
                                                                 at 4:00 p.m.
                                                                 May 22nd - Jazz music will come alive with Marcus Anderson, who
                                                                 sings and plays the saxophone and flute. He has won numerous
                                                                 awards for her performances. A wellness workshop will precede the
                                                                 concert at 4:00 p.m.
                                                                 May 29th - The concerts will take a blues tone with Ironing Board
                                                                 Sam, who fled after the hurricane with nothing but an ironing board
                                                                 that he made into a keyboard. He doesn’t use that instrument any
                                                                 more, but he will play the piano and sing. Another wellness workshop
                                                                 will begin at 4:00 p.m. “Authenic the Park”.
                                                                 June 5th - The concert series will conclude with performance by Al
                                                                 Batten and the Bluegrass Reunion. The concerts begin at 5:00 p.m.
          Page 4                                                          The Youngsville Gazette

Health Notes - What is BMI?
                                                                                                               Sophi’s Pet
 By: Mary Jo Buffaloe                        eating less. Setting goals that are two
  I am not a good example of what is
healthy, but I do know what I should do.
                                             high only discourages after a while. The
                                             best way to start is mark each 5 pound                               Sitting
Another year is quickly going by and our     mark on your scales as a goal for the
New Year’s Resolution of getting health-     month. Walk a little extra. Better yet,
                                                                                           Where we love your pets as much as you do
ier has long been left by the wayside.       find a partner to walk with and turn          Services include:
  There is talk that some insurance          your exercise into fun. Cut down on           Dog Walks/Daily Visits* Weekend/
companies will start to rate people by       portions and drink water to fill any
                                                                                           Vacation/Overnight
their BMI. What is that you say? It          empty space. Never skip meals. Eat
stands for Body Mass Index. This is a way    fruit and vegetables in place of fatty        Concierge/Taxi Service/House Sitting
of determining your healthy weight. If       meats. Eat slower and enjoy the real                          Linda Lewis, Owner
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you are rated as high risk or labeled        what you are eating instead of watching
“obese”. None of us wants that word on       TV or being distracted. Many times we
our chart, but reality is setting in. You    don’t realize how much we have eaten
                                                                                                 Email: sophispetsitting@yahoo.com
                                                                                                     Website: www.sophis.vpweb.com
can figure your BMI by this formula.         until we have over-eaten.
Multiply your weight (don’t cheat) times        Take time to reward yourself for
703. Divide that number by how many          doing a good job. The first week of any               FULLY INSURED & BONDED!
inches you are tall. Divide that number      diet is the hardest. It is hard to change
by how many inches you are tall again.       old habits and old cravings. After a few      exercise program to see if it is safe for you to try.
This will give you the final number. The     weeks of struggles and maybe some             Some things can be reversed with a little effort and
higher the number, the higher the risk for   back sliding, you will begin to see results   determination. Every person is at different places in
diabetes, heart disease, and other related   and that will help you keep going.            their life and are on different   medications. It is very
health issues.                                  Your health is the most important          important to consult with a professional before taking a
  Most of us already know that fad diets     thing that you have.           The most       risk. Dropping a few pounds could lower your blood
don’t work. For the long term, we need       important advice is to talk with your         pressure or sugar level. Let’s take a challenge together
to start simple by exercising more and       doctor before you begin any diet or           to be healthier by 2012.


              6th Annual Lake Donna Party!
                   Saturday, May 21, 2011 6pm-10pm
                                         We are moving to                                                      “Too Tired to Clean?”
      Luddy Park – 200 US1-A - Youngsville
          Featuring the                                                                                  Call Glenda
                     Castaways Band                                                                     for all of your
                With Great Beach Music!                                                     Professional Cleaning Needs.
              Free Music – Good family fun                                                           Bonded and Insured
    Youngsville Parks & Rec - Kiwanis Club - Rescue Auxiliary
            Will be selling food – water – drinks                                                     Call 919-554-8873
     Those famous Lady Donna T-shirts will be on sale!
           Bring your lawn chair!!!                                                                    or 919-618-4743
          Relax, dance, and Kick off summer in Youngsville!
   Sponsored by the Youngsville Area Business Association                                            For a Free Estimate
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                              Volume 2, Issue 5                                                     Page 5




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Didn’t you always look at the stickers from other towns                          Filled with all types of flowers.
and say, “Why doesn’t Youngsville have a Town
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 Have a Safe and Happy Memorial Day                          Monday,Tuesday,Thursday,Friday, & Saturday
                                                                               8 to 5 pm
                 And don’t forget                                           Sundays 1 to 5 pm
           The Veterans who gave their lives               See us on facebook!
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                                                           (Closed on Wednesdays)
         Page 6                                                        The Youngsville Gazette

                                                       Mental Health Matters
              By Lisa Fields, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
                                                                        problem solving.

               Our mental health is an essential part of our overall    The third step is to find someone to talk to about your stress.
 health. Just like too much stress or eating unhealthy foods can        This should be something you plan to do with someone you trust
 lead to heart disease, too much stress and unhealthy coping can        and who has agreed to listen. It is not a good idea to do this at a
 lead to our mind being overwhelmed and sick with depression,           random time when someone asks how you are at the grocery
 anxiety and worry.                                                     store. It can be overwhelming for them and you. A therapist or
 In fact 25 to 30% of people in America suffer from some form           counselor might be a good idea if people need an objective third
 of diagnosable mental illness. That is almost 1 in 3 people in         party to talk things out with.
 America.      Diagnosable means that their symptoms are                The final step is to make time for the good things. Things such
 significant enough to interfere with responsibilities such as work     as sleep, eating healthy, exercise, rest, relaxation, laughter, fel-
 and family. Mental illness like physical illness can be caused by      lowship, spiritual development, and spending time with family
 getting too stressed and not taking care of ourselves. It can also     and friends are the ways we refuel and rejuvenate ourselves.
 come from our genetics and some of the ways we have learned            Good times in our lives can go a long way toward decreasing
 to cope or deal with stress along the way.                             our stress level and can be relatively inexpensive!
 Paying attention to our mental health is the first step in develop-    So take time to be aware of your mental health and what you
 ing good mental health. Once we are aware of what our                  need to develop and maintain it. If you need some help or direc-
 stressors are and how they affect our mood, energy, and well           tion, a therapist or counselor to talk to can get you moving in the
 being we can begin to make choices about how to deal with              right direction.
 them in a constructive manner.                                                                     Take Care, Lisa
 The second step to good mental health is decreasing our stress
 levels. This might mean saying no to the latest project if you
 have been stressed by being over involved. It might mean join-
 ing a group or a project if you have been down and isolating                              Buffaloe Electric
 yourself from others. There is no cookie cutter answer to the
 stress dilemma, it simply matters what your particular stress is
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 counselor can be helpful in doing some identification and
                                                                                           Licensed and Insured

Lisa is a Board Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist
in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing. She has
worked in the mental health field since 1991 and is
currently a counselor (therapist) in private practice
in Youngsville and Raleigh. You can find out more
about her     practice at: www.youngsville mental-
                                                                         Home: 919-556-2477                       Cell: 919-210-3086
health.com . To schedule an appointment, you may
call 919-562-9922.                                                                      buffaloe@embarqmail.com

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                                         Volume 2, Issue 5                                                                          Page 7


           Local Student Wins Top Honors at N.C. State Engineering School
                                                      thing to help them succeed.”
                                                        Trey will be graduating
                                                      Friday, May 13th with a BS
                                                      D e gr e e i n M e c h a n i c a l
                                                      Engineering, Cum Laude.
                                                        Congratulations to all of these
                                                      fine young men who will be
                                                      keeping America on the cutting
                                                      edge. We look forward to
                                                      future prototypes as they find
                                                      their way into the workforce.


                                                       Winning Team of Engineers


Trey Rogers with his winning Rail Anchorer Prototype                            Great Summer Project for the Whole Family
By: Mary Jo Buffaloe                                                                       Fun and Easy Cement Leaves
  Trey Rogers (Thomas Calvin Rogers, III), son of Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Rogers, Jr. of Youngsville, won top honors at the North                By: Sandy Hope
Carolina State University, College of Engineering last week.                  Making cement leaves is fun for folks of all ages. Once everything is
           Each year, a private company challenges the senior class to      set up, the process moves quickly. Before you start gathering supplies,
build a prototype machine that will perform a certain task they need.       look around your garage and house to see what you can recycle in the
The sponsor this year was Norfolk Southern Maintenance Division in          way of boxes, plastic bags, and paint.
Charlotte, NC.      The budding engineers were asked to design a
portable tool that pushed clip-on rail anchors against a metal crosstie     Supplies Needed:
for welding. This was previously done with a sledge hammer and              Fine sand (small bag)
this tool was to provide a                                                  Quickrete (smallest bag you can find)
safer and faster method of                                                  Plastic bag from cleaners
doing it.                                                                   Plant stake (optional)
  Trey stated, “We spent                                                    Plastic shopping bag or garbage bag
this last semester of                                                       Container in which to mix cement (empty coffee can is perfect)
college working on the                                                      Water
project. The first part of                                                  Smooth-edged leaf
the semester, we designed                                                   Box large enough for leaf to fit in with 2-3” around sides of leaf
the device on paper and                                                     Rubber or latex gloves
then we got to build a
prototype the second half                                                     Step 1: Put box inside plastic bag. Put in enough sand to fill bottom of
of the semester. We had a                                                   box (about 2-3” deep). Put in enough water to dampen sand. Shape sand
budget of $800. There                                                       into a mound large enough to hold leaf. Step 2: Cover sand with plastic
were six teams in our class Hand/Mechanically powered                       bag. The bag should be long enough to hang past sand at least 4”. Place
and each came up with a machine. Trey’s design was chosen                   leaf, topside down, on plastic bag. Shape sand so leaf is completely
different design. I was my to build by the team.                            supported. Using your fingers, draw sand so that it is ½” tall around
team leader and I had four                                                  edges of leaf. Step 3: Mix cement. Wearing gloves, put 2-3 cups of the
other team members; Taylor Sigmon, Shashant Shah, Nolan Trehy,              cement in mixing container. Add water and mix with your hands or a
and Levi Shelton. We were awarded first place for a couple of rea-          good stick. Cement should be the consistency of thick oatmeal. You can
sons. First, our design worked over and over again and it provided          add water and cement until it feel right. Mix well. With your hands,
the fastest method for performing the task. Secondly, it was very           spread cement over leaf, trying to get it a uniform thickness of at least
safe and ergonomic.”                                                        1/2 inch. If you decide to use as a plant stake, set the stake in the
  Each member of the winning team received a $100.00 cash prize as          cement, loop side down. Cover loop with cement. Draw plastic wrap up
well as good publicity.                                                     over cement. Step 4: Let leaf set for at least 48 hrs. Pull back plastic
  Trey also wanted to thank a couple of teachers from his high school       and turn cement right side up. Peel off leaf; if necessary, use a scrub
days at Franklinton High School. Mr. Winfred Clayton taught                 brush to clean out veins. Step 5: Let cement leaf cure for a week. Now
classes such as Principles and Fundamentals of Technology. Trey             you can paint. This is the time you can really use your creativity. Finish
said, “The subject matter was interesting and the classroom materials       your paint job with a sealer using clear polyurethane. When leaf is fin-
really provided a hands-on learning experience.” Also, he said, “the        ished, it can be used outside for birdseed, or set it among your flowers
math program was very good at Franklinton and my calculus teacher,          as a small birdbath. If your leaf didn’t turn out perfectly, remember…
Mr. McMillan, really helped me to learn the material. I didn’t have         Nature isn’t perfect either!
to take calculus in college because I passed it in high school. We            (Note: Sandy Hope is a local Master Gardener and member of the
have teachers that care about the students and they would do any-           Martindale Garden Club. She writes articles for many gardening
                                                                            magazines. Thank you, Sandy, for a summer fun project.)
          Page 8                                                    The Youngsville Gazette

                                                                                            RECIPE OF THE MONTH
                       Pickin-n-Grinnin
                            Tuesday, May 17, 2011                                               Strawberry Delight
                                                                                    (Barrett’s Produce has local strawberries!)
                               7 - 9 PM                                                  1 1/2 pints of strawberries, sliced
                        The Person Place                                                      1 Can Eagle Brand milk
                        605 North Main Street                                        1 Large can of crushed pineapple, drained
                                                                                        1 1/2 cups Miniature Marshmallows
                         Louisburg, N.C.                                                     1 Large tub of Cool Whip
                               FREE                                                       1 1/2 Cups of walnuts (optional)
                       Drop-ins Welcome                                      Mix all ingredients and cool in refrigerator until ready
                                                                                                    to serve.
                                                                                Recipe in memoriam to Mary Helen Smith of
  Refreshments courtesy of Cook Shack Catering                                                    Youngsville.

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