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Free Treadmill Walking 101 Clinic at Duke Center for Living at Fearrington on September 30

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 13:25

Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 13:39:16 -0400
From: Janeen McDonald
Subject: RE: Free Clinic at DCFL – September 30th, 1pm

*** Treadmill Walking 101 – Tuesday, September 30th, 1pm

Walking on a treadmill is an incredibly efficient form of exercise, but it is often done improperly, hindering weight loss and fitness. In this clinic you will learn how to maximize the use of the treadmill to achieve your fitness goals.

DCFL Fitness Clinics are 30-minute informative sessions on a wide range of health and fitness-related topics. Space is limited – registration is required. Call DCFL at 919-545-2133 or stop by our Member Services Desk to register. These clinics are free and open to everyone, so register with a friend!

Duke Center for Living at Fearrington Health and Fitness Center is conveniently located on the Galloway Ridge campus at 100 Clynelish Close, just south of Fearrington Village on 15/501 in Pittsboro.

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This Sunday there is a Free Intro to Wrestling Clinic from 2-3pm at Northwood High School

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 07:39

Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:32:23 +0000 (UTC)
From: J R Sparrow
Subject: Free Youth Wrestling Clinic This Sunday

This Sunday there is a Free Intro to Wrestling Clinic from 2-3pm at Northwood High School. All ages all skill level can attend.Hello Everyone!

I wanted to let you know that were taking a big step in the future of Northwood’s wrestling program and trying to get the Dynamic Wrestling Club into Chatham County. A quick Bio of Stan Chambers that runs Dynamic is listed below.

Stan will bring Chance Davis that wrestled at Apex last year and placed 2nd at the Super 32 this past weekend to assist. This wrestling clinic plans to introduce and provide athletes the opportunity to learn about the sport of wrestling. If anyone cannot make it this Sunday but would be interested in joining the Club, PLEASE email Stan Chambers at: thematroom@yahoo.com
We have worked hard to try to bring the experience of Coach Chambers and his Dynamic Wrestling Club to Chatham County so, please pass on the flyer attached and inform the elementary and middle schoolers that they too can learn the sport of wrestling now! This is a Free clinic of wrestling and will give everyone that attends a sheet of prices to join Dynamic Wrestling club. If you don’t have wrestling shoes….. its ok! Question- What do they need to wear? Answer: Wrestlers only need a t-shirt, shorts and athletic shoes to wear for the day clinic.

Our goals include:
• Teaching the youth discipline, commitment and the skill developments of becoming a wrestler.Â
• Create a wrestling culture that provides Chatham County athletes the opportunity to grow into experienced wrestlers.Â
• Allow all wrestlers the opportunity to travel to tournaments throughout the USÂ
• Host summer wrestling tournaments here at Northwood High School to build our reputation of being involved in the sport of wrestling.

Stan Chambers

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The problem Mr. Crawford and Ms. Marley-McKenzie, is how the school system spends the money they get

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 07:13

Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:42:40 -0400
From: Taylor Kish
Subject: What would love do?

Love is sometimes tough for goodness sake. Mom and Dad may be polarized on the extent of tough love. “Oh, go easy on little Johnny. He’s just a baby!” “He’s 12 years old!”

I promise you. I respond on this Chatlist out of love. Not hate. Not nastiness. Because people say things that demand response. This is not an attack on anybody.

For example,

When Mr. Crawford cites increased enrollment as a cause for concern but look how he twists that situation to make it look like Republicans did something evil. Rita Marley-McKenzie laments nobody gave her child her own textbook along with other disappointments and asks how that demonstrates improved school funding.

When did increased enrollment demand increased teacher pay? In that case, the babyboom must have made every teacher a millionaire?

Mr. Crawford, how many illegal aliens have been added to Chatham County enrollments and what would YOU do to FIX the problems associated with that?

In days past, if children needed textbooks, parents got together and bought them. Parents shared the cost of one teacher for the entire school. Ok, those days are past but what about the mentality? If it needs doing WE do it. Not whine about what someone else is NOT doing. Rita is working and she has access to the internet at her work. Some people use “free” computers at our public library. (Why are we using textbooks anyway? Why not give each student a tablet? SOME SCHOOL SYSTEMS DO.)

THERE IS NO LACK OF FUNDING for public education. There are other school systems where even more is spent per pupil and the results are worse. Funding is not the primary reason for a school’s success or failure or any individual student’s success or failure. It is the individual student’s personal motivation to be educated (personal responsibility) and IT IS YOU, the parent.

The problem Mr. Crawford and Ms. Marley-McKenzie, is how the school system spends the money they get. Government spends more than $8,000 on EACH Chatham County K-12 student. Classrooms have 30 students. The government spends over $240,000 in each classroom. WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO? Certainly NOT to the teacher like in days past. The buildings are paid for. The school does not pay property tax. Let’s say the teacher gets $50,000 per year including benefits. That leaves $190,000 PER CLASSROOM to spend on books, art supplies, band instruments, OR TABLETS. But INSTEAD the money is being spent ELSEWHERE. NOT in the classroom, or the music room or the art room.

Mr. Crawford is a proud Democrat. Democrats are disbursing tens of thousands of illegal alien children into schools throughout the nation. If the number is less than 50 in any particular county, the federal government does not report it. Extra resources are needed for children who only speak a foreign language and challenged to endure cultural adjustments taking resources away from our legal children, Mr. Crawford. Democrats OWN THIS ISSUE.

The federal government does not pay the entire expenses illegal alien children require. County taxpayers pay those increased costs. So, Mr. Crawford, do not blame the incumbent Republican county commissioners for decreased spending per student. It is increased enrollments.

Democrats scream outrageous lies and twists of half truths to blame evil Republicans for every problem. But when the Democrats are in power the money just disappears and they keep on blaming Republicans.

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I sit by the fire

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 00:56

Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:32:44 -0400
From: TheNC phoenix
Subject: I sit by the fire

Re: Christmas. Send cash all of you. Send aone dollar $ each.

I sit by the fire:A live wallpaper app. On my phone.
I watch Hallmark Channel eating all the Holiday favorites in my mind.
I feel the love and comfort of my Family. Loving and worrying about me: (that’s in the movie).
And I ponder if I’m going to marry the rich guy who pretends to love “Country Life” for my benefit or the nice guy who is smart and creative and loves me through thick and thin.
The movie plot of every Thanksgiving Christmas Movie.
Yeah Christmas.♥

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A good start would be to stop voting for politicians that pander to the fringe of one of only two parties

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 23:56

Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 07:34:37 -0500
From: J
Subject: A good start

On Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 6:47 AM, Chatham Chatlist wrote:

> Why is it that some people seem to enjoy categorizing a group of people
> and then issuing hateful rhetoric at them? What do we all need to do to
> stop with the polarization?

A good start would be to stop voting for politicians that pander to the fringe of one of only two parties. Get more than two viable political parties. Stop voting straight ticket (if you do). Stop giving support to those who profit off of divisiveness (cough*Jesse Jackson Al Sharption Rush Limbaugh*cough) But in this day and age, just about all your talking-head politicians from Obama all the way down to our own BoC contenders profit on the US vs Them mentality and polarization.

Just look at all the muck raking going on in the run up to the Chatham County elections this year (like every other election year).

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History lesson about Liberty for Kathy Z

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 20:50

Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 01:46:41 -0400
From: connectnc.net
Subject: History lesson about Liberty for Kathy Z

Read what Kathy Z wrote and pay attention to whom she gave credit to writing the poem and my response below it .

Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:28:14 -0400
From: Kathy Zinn
Subject: Immigrants to this country – “legal” and otherwise

“Give me your tired, your Poor Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore
Send these, the Homeless, tempest-tossed to me
I lift my lamp beside the Golden Door” poem by Emma Goldman.

These words are engraved on the Statue of Liberty.

History lesson by Goodnite Mark

The poem referred to by Kathy Zinn was written by Emma Lazarus in 1883 not Emma Goldman . Lazarus is best known for “The New Colossus”, a sonnet written in 1883; its lines appear on a bronze plaque in the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty placed in 1903. Lazarus was from a wealthy family and a poet who helped Jews entering this country from Russia and surrounding countries that persecuted them .The lady Kathy Zinn referred to Emma Goldman was an anarchist who immigrated to New York from Russia . During her life, Goldman was lionized as a free-thinking “rebel woman” by admirers, and denounced by critics as an advocate of politically motivated murder and violent revolution. Her writing and lectures spanned a wide variety of issues, including prisons, atheism, freedom of speech, militarism, capitalism, marriage, free love, and homosexuality. She was part of an assassination attempt on Henry Clay Frick . Her actions eventually caused her to be deported from the USA Liberals cant even get their history right but it doesn’t surprise me they would idealize an anarchist and try to rewrite history to suit their point of view .

Ellis Island is in plain view of the Statue of Liberty where over 12 million immigrants were properly documented and LEGALLY entered the United States to become American citizens . An estimated 2% were deported back to their respective countries being considered high risk or detained under health issues to either die in the Ellis Island immigrant hospital or be deported . There is a right and wrong way to do everything and it depends on a system of laws and regulations to make it fair and just for those who abide by and are protected by those laws. Legal immigration works , any other way is dangerous and careless .

Goodnite Mark

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Four pinocchios for candidates Hales, Crawford, & Howard about Chatham County Schools

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 06:55

Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:39:31 -0400
From: Fact Guy
Subject: Rhetoric vs Reality

Based on Comments from the democratic party chair and candidate Hales one would expect our school system to be in terrible shape at this point. Let’s compare their words with reality.

Jan Nichols warned us in 2010 by saying:

“*The opponent’s slate … represents extremists who want to impose reckless policies.., if they succeed, … chatham will be exposed to … massive local budget cuts, that will ruin our schools. These radicals want to overturn the wise investments we have made …, most important, the schools”*

Diana Hales carries the theme into this year by saying *”greater support for public schools is essential, especially raising teacher pay. The republican majority on the current board have consistently squeezed the annual budgets”*

Now lets look at reality within the schools over the past 4 years:

BOC has NEVER reduced spending to our schools. According to the approved budgets that are posted online, spending has increased year over year for the past 3 years.

BOC increased local supplement to teachers even though the BOE did not request it.

BOC funded the first locally funded system wide teacher pay incentive program that will give every educator a bonus this year.

Two of our schools are now nationally top ranked American High Schools

Graduation rates now exceed the state average

All 17 of our schools met or exceeded growth expectations (1 of only 14 in the the state to achieve this)

Chatham County schools out-performed NC Math I, Biology, English II, and ACT SAT scores have risen 10%

The BOC has funded upgrades to all facilities (roofs and other facilities had been allowed to deteriorate)

That’s just a sampling of what “reckless” policies and “squeezing budgets” by the conservative majority has done.

The bottom line is that our schools are in better condition and outcomes are better than they ever have been. No matter how often the democrats repeat a false narrative, there is only one version of the truth.

You don’t have to take my word for it, it’s all public record.

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Celebrate “Eat a Rainbow” Week at the Farm at Penny Lane in Pittsboro

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 06:13

Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:38:44 -0400
From: Michelle
Subject: Celebrate “Eat a Rainbow” Week at the Farm at Penny Lane

Eat a Rainbow Week is a week-long community-wide campaign promoting the importance of eating a variety of fruits and vegetables. We celebrate *Eat a Rainbow *as a way to remind ourselves of the importance of fruits and vegetables in a well-rounded diet.

The *Eat a Rainbow *Passport will be your guide to *Eat a Rainbow Week 2014. *Bring your passport with you when you visit participating locations across the county between September 21st to September 27th to receive a stamp. Get 3 stamps and you qualify to win a Magic Bullet Blender! Find out more at www.chathamnc.org/eatarainbow.

On Saturday, September 27th, the Farm at Penny Lane (263 Penny Ln, Pittsboro) will be offering tours from 9 AM – 12 PM with free produce samples, recipes, and seed packets so you can grow your own rainbow. To learn more about the farm and for a map, visit our website at www.farmatpennylane.org.

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Carolina Premium Foods to hire 700 in Siler City

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 14:15

Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:48:53 -0400
From: Gene Galin
Subject: Carolina Premium Foods to hire 700 in Siler City

Carolina Premium Foods, a Moore County company establishing an antibiotic free chicken processing plant at a former Townsend Chicken facility in Siler City, hopes to hire 700 employees at full-scale production, with 200 anticipated hires by next summer.

CEO Brian Thomsen says contracts to distribute antibiotic free chicken are in place with distributors across the country.

“We have agreements with distributors to carry 2 million pounds of chicken per week,” he says. “The Siler City plant at full operation for us will generate 3.5 million pounds per week.â”

Thomsen’s goal is to source local chicken by partnering with 200 local family farms from within an 80-mile radius. With 200 employees in the first phase of production, he hopes to reach 700 employees by the time the plant scales up to the third planned phase.

Read the entire story at http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2014/09/17/carolina-premium-foods-to-hire-700-in-siler-city.html

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SonShine & Blessings Celebration on Sept. 20th at Hanks Chapel Church

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 13:28

Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:06:12 -0400
From: Debbie Cosentino
Subject: SonShine & Blessings Celebration 9/20 in Pittsboro

Want to help your friends and neighbors in need? SonShine & Blessings (SS&B), a local non-profit Christian-based ministry, is having a 10th anniversary birthday celebration Saturday, Sept. 20 from 5 until 7 pm at Hanks Chapel Church just east of Pittsboro.

SS&B volunteers provide in home and institutional respite care, transportation and errands for Chatham County adults in need as well as music education through private lessons for children, youth and adults.

The day’s events include raffle prizes, music, and free hot dogs and hamburgers. If you’d like to offer a helping hand to folks needing one, know someone who would benefit from SS&B’s services or just want to learn more about the organization while visiting with friends, you’re welcome to attend.

Hanks Chapel Church is approximately four miles east of the courthouse in Pittsboro. Watch for the sign just past Pittsboro Christian Village.

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A word of warning about computer scams

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 12:21

Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:39:52 -0400
From: “Lee – Computer Therapy, Inc”
Subject: A word of warning about computer scams

First of all, this is not a solicitation for services but rather a word of warning to hopefully protect computer users from NEEDING service.

Today alone I have had calls from 4 county residents whose computers were displaying a warning message about possible security vulnerabilities, virus activity, etc. Each of these warning presented a phone number to call. One such number is 855-763-0456; if you Google that number you will find that it is for a variety of “technical support” companies. You will also find many posts that report these types of companies as frauds.

Once the computer user called the phone number, a person with a distinct accent (trying to be politically correct here) talked the caller through allowing a remote access, planted a small application on the computer, displayed error messages, etc . and then proceeded to try to sell the caller anti-virus and adware protection, computer maintenance contacts, etc.

I am not mentioning the protection software they were hawking but in at least one case, it was FREE software that they were attempting to charge for.

Should you get such a bogus warning message, before you call the number on the screen, call whoever you get your local support from to verify that you are not really at risk.

Companies like mine and Tritech in Siler City will often provide this analysis at no charge over the phone.

One simple solution is to use a system restore to return your operating system to a date prior to when the situation occurred.

Along these same lines, over the past months I have had customers (usually those in retirement communities as I suspect the fraudsters think they will be more susceptible) that have been called directly and the caller states that they are calling from Microsoft, etc .. The end result of which is a credit card charge for $300 to $400.

Bottom line is that you should check with someone that you know before trusting anyone to log in to your computer.

Lee Pollard
President
Computer Therapy, Inc.
VOTED BEST COMPUTER SERVICE IN CHATHAM COUNTY
(919) 932-4357 – office
(919) 218-8115 – Lee’s cell
(919) 218-5509 – mobile technician

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All Roads Lead to and from Chatham County this Sunday at 2 pm

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 11:04

Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:01:09 -0400 (EDT)
From: Historical Association
Subject: All roads lead to and from Chatham–this Sunday at 2:00

All Roads Lead to and from Chatham County

The public is invited to a presentation by Lee D. Kent on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 2:00 pm at the Historic Chatham County Courthouse Courtroom in Pittsboro.

The presentation, sponsored by the Chatham County Historical Association, will look at the original migration patterns into North Carolina as a whole and into Chatham County in particular. The discussion will center on the groups forming the historical settlers of the county and also the exodus of families and groups over time. Particular attention will be given to the population decline in the county in the 1830s.

The presentation is free and open to the public. Please join us. The building is accessible. Enter the doors on the north side.

Chatham County Historical Association
PO Box 93
Pittsboro, NC 27312

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Next upcoming Pittsboro Food Truck Rodeo is Saturday, Sept. 27

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 10:55

Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:36:01 -0400
From: “Dida & Tom Wirtz”
Subject: Next PBO Food Truck Rodeo!

The date for the next upcoming Pittsboro Food Truck Rodeo is Saturday, Sept. 27. The event will take place in the parking lot of the Pittsboro Roadhouse and General Store…right in the heart of downtown PBO…and run from 6-9 pm. This month’s rodeo will feature Gussy’s Greek Food, Mr. & Mrs. Hot Dog Shack, Philly’s Cheesesteaks, Dusty Donuts, Little Dipper’s Italian Ice, and Bear Creek Brews.

We’re thrilled to announce that lighting will be provided by Solar Panels Plus, who have recently opened an office in Pittsboro. Staff will be on site to answer any questions about/provide general information on solar lighting.

Lastly, NC folk singer/songwriter Will Baker will be performing in the Pittsboro Roadhouse later in the evening. It will be a wonderful night to come out, see your friends (make some new ones!), and support local businesses…we hope to see you there.

Candida Sabol-Wirtz
Little Dipper’s Italian Ice
919-306-4602
www.littledippersitalianice.com

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It is the U.S. government itself that refers to illegal aliens as aliens

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 09:39

Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:21:56 -0700
From: Gina Dye
Subject: Regarding John Dykers and others in regards to the term “Alien”

I have to respectfully disagree with your calling out Taylor Kish’s use of the term Alien. It is the U.S. government itself that refers to them as aliens. I have worked in HR for years and worked with the Form I-9 where an employee must identify themselves as either: A citizen of the United States; A non-citizen national of the United States; A lawful permanent resident with an alien registration number; or an alien authorized to work. Taylor Kish is using the appropriate term. It is those that somehow want to defer the attention away from the truth that there are millions here here illegally which endanger us both physically and economically.

A funny side note is that there is a spanish language version of the I-9 form but it can only be used in Puerto Rico. I guess all those that can’t speak English must get someone to interpret the form for them (which is allowed as long as the interpreter certifies they completed it for the individual) or maybe it is true that either they really can speak the language or they are working illegally!

Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:26:31 -0400
From: “John R Dykers”
Subject: Taylor Kish post re Betty Phillips

Taylor, please recognize that ‘aliens’ is the pejorative word here; illegal immigrant is more accurate. Aliens has moved in the language to represent ‘outer space’, implying less than human. A subtle change, but important.

And you lose the strength of your position by referring to those with a differing position as ‘stupid’, also a pejorative word.

Love an insightful disagreement, politely presented.

John Dykers

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Commissioners that sold out Chatham County ran under the Chatham Coalition banner

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 08:33

Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:07:07 -0700
From: Gina Dye
Subject: Regarding Lynn Fass’ post

Regarding Lynn Fass’ post I point out that the “commissioners that sold us out” are not up forre-eelction this year. That would be the Lucier, Kost, et al bunch who ran under the heading of Chatham Coalition, and now using the title Pittsboro Matters!

Oh wait – there are a couple of their followers running for election this year, so voters beware!! It is not Bock, Stewart, Petty you need to fear but those that want to take this county back to the nightmare of a few years back.

Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:04:41 -0400
From: Lynn Fass
Subject: bock, Stewart, petty

give the county back to the people!
vote democratic and not for the group of commissioners that has sold us out!

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Paying to have an Obesity Director is just plain silly

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 07:31

Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:39:52 +0000
From: Whatzup
Subject: Paying to have an Obesity Director is just plain silly

Why would you want some old creepy guy telling you that he cares more about your kids than you do?

I’ll stick with my Nell Stephenson Paleo routine http://paleoista.com/about-nell/bio/

I lost 20 pounds in 4 months and it didn’t cost any of my taxpaying Chatham County family and friends a penny.

Biggest thing is to cut out the sugar and junk food.

Strong Independent women don’t need any creepy old liberal telling them how to live and eat better.

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Pittsboro Feed Customer Appreciation Day on Sept. 20th from 8am – 3pm

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 05:57

Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:27:42 -0400
From: Christine Miller
Subject: Customer Appreciation This Saturday September 20th!

We LOVE our customers and want to show you that in a very special way on Saturday September 20th from 8am-3pm

Last year was an enormous success! Thanks to Ken Eddins (KJ) for cooking our BBQ! We have invited him back to work his magic again, but be forewarned once it is gone it is gone. The BBQ starts at 11am and runs till 1pm (unless we run out)…Seriously folks everyone was “raving” about his BBQ. And did I mention that it is FREE!

Along with FREE BBQ we have multiple sales within the store (one example is a 20# propane refill in your tank for $9.99) and the potential to win a prize just for entering our drawing.

Our Grand Prize is a 50″ Flat Screen TV, and many, many small prizes too!

Basically what I am saying is, visit with some friends, new and old, eat BBQ and enter to win some fantastic prizes.

Again, the message that we want all of Pittsboro and its surrounding areas to know is that we appreciate each and everyone of you!

*Christine and David Miller*
Pittsboro Feed
1103 East Street
Pittsboro,NC 27312
919-542-2454
*www.pittsborofeed.com

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Red people, blue people, what’s the difference ?

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 14:30

Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 19:24:49 -0400
From: connectnc.net
Subject: Red people , blue people , whats the difference ?

In my near 50 years one thing that has always been crystal clear is that , Red people are republican , Blue people are democrats . The red or mostly red with white and blue elephant represents the GOP . The blue or mostly blue with red and white donkey , ass , mule , whatever you prefer to call it represented democrats . These are two set in stone facts so when election times came candidates from either party would use either the symbol or color of their respective parties so voters would see their campaign signs and know what party to associate them with . Many voters who aren’t that informed and use these symbols and colors to guide them to a specific party in casting votes by association with a name . Politicians know this and that is another reason why they still use these colors and symbols to this day.

I got into a conversation today with someone confused about a certain Chatham candidates political party affiliation as that candidate was using campaign signs of the opposite party’s color ! Just to cover my behind and make sure they were not misleading me I made it a point to see some of these signs and sure enough they were the wrong color for the party the person represented . I came home and did a little research into this thinking something was just weird about it and found out several interesting tid bits .. There have been tight elections thought to be thrown one way or another by this unique tactic . A candidate would use the color of the opposite party as the dominant color on their campaign signs to grab uneducated voters in certain areas from the opposite party by a simple mind trick of association . Voters would associate the color of their party with a name and vote the name without carefully reading the ballot . Apparently people vote quickly and if they don’t know much about a particular office or candidate they vote by party but if a name sticks out in their mind associated with their party’s color they vote by name even if its the opposite party . You will associate the color of your party with the name even though the name is under the opposite partys line . You will vote by color not realizing what you did . It is a mind trick magicians have used for centuries that really works so with that said please take time to vote by knowing what party each candidate is affiliated with . Don’t guess to vote and take time to clearly read your ballot when you vote . I agree it sounds crazy but politics in Chatham County are far from sane at times . There is one other color of people , red , white and blue , we are the independent thinkers and voters not affiliated with either party . We often vote across both party lines to get candidates voted in who represent our goals , our nation and respect the constitution and the republic it protects . Not all conservatives are red , not all liberals are blue and when this happens things either get blended into a confusing mess or a perfect patriotic platform

Goodnite Mark

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Chatham Library annual Fall Book Sale in Pittsboro on October 9, 10, & 11

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 13:28

Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:35:49 -0400
From: Pat John
Subject: Library Paver Sale & Book Sale

Mark your calendar for the Friends of the Library annual Fall Book Sale on October 9, 10, & 11 at the library on the campus of Central Carolina Community College in Pittsboro. The hours of the sale are Thursday & Friday, October 9-10 from 9:00 a.m.to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 11, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Admission is free, and purchases may be made by cash or check, but no credit cards are accepted. We have an outstanding selection and quality of books and audio-visual materials so please join us! The book sale is held in the Holmes Family Meeting Room at the library, which is located at 197 NC Highway 87 North in Pittsboro. There is ample free parking available at the library and college.

For more details on the book sale and paver sale, please visit the Friends of the Chatham Community Library (FoTCCL) Website. While the old address can still be used, the new and quicker address is: www.friendsccl.org

The Friends of the Chatham Community Library are also selling engraved pavers throughout the year to raise money for our wonderful community library. The sale is ending in a few months so pick up a flyer at the library or at the book sale.

Each paver costs $150 and can contain 3 lines of 15 characters (including spaces & punctuation) per line. Engraved pavers will be installed on the sidewalk plaza approaching the main door of the library. Just check out examples of pavers already installed to get ideas for your own paver!

Library pavers are an ideal way to: Capture a memory; Give a present to a loved one in perpetuity; Recognize an area club, neighborhood team, family, or group; Honor an admired author or book; or Display community support from a business.

What would Your paver say? The paver sale ends in December so don’t miss this opportunity to support your library and leave some of your wit and wisdom for posterity. Pick up a paver order form at the library or contact Pat at 919-533-6966 or at patj99@gmail.com for more information and/or on-line order form.

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Free talk: Healthy Connection With Your Dog Through Canine Massage

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 13:14

Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 11:58:19 -0500
From: Traci Philips
Subject: Free talk: Healthy Connection With Your Dog Through Canine Massage

Wellness of Chatham will be hosting its next meeting on Thursday, September 18th from 9 – 10:30am at One Spirit, 1420 Dewitt Smith Road, Pittsboro. This talk is free and open to the public.

Healthy Connection With Your Dog Through Canine Massage with Mari Vogel, certified Canine Massage Therapist
Dogs benefit from massage in many of the same ways that we do. More than relaxation, massage is a hand on wellness modality that provides a variety of physical and mental health benefits for dogs at all stages of life.

In her talk, Mari will discuss the benefits of massage for your best friend and will also demonstrate a few techniques that you can do yourself.

Mari Vogel received her Canine Massage Therapy Certification from Abundant Life Massage and Education in Sarasota, Florida. She also has extensive experience in human and animal health with a Bachelor degree from the University of Montana in Zoology and Microbiology and a Master of Science in Infectious Diseases from the University of London . Canine massage therapy is a superb healing modality that Mari feels privileged to offer dogs at all stages of life and all levels of activity. She lived in Europe for 17 years and moved to the Triangle in 2005, and is the proud companion of two dogs of her own.

For more information on this and future Wellness of Chatham events, please contact Traci Philips at certainway2wellness@zoho.com.

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