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Thursday, April 14, 2005

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7TH ANNUAL KERRI D. EFIRD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP BIKE RUN!!!
Saturday, APRIL 30th, 2005 Register at 10:00 a.m. & leave at 11:00 a.m. The ride will leave from West Stanly High School, Highway 24/27, Oakboro, NC and go to Cox's HD in Asheboro, NC-All riding together and returning together. Back to the school for a huge barbecue. Cost is donation (tax deductible). We'll have T-shirts, and great raffle prizes. Please come out to help support a worthwhile scholarship fund, 100% supported by this event. All scholarships will be awarded to deserving West Stanly High School Seniors. Help keep Kerri's Memory Alive! Click Here to read the information on the Kerri D. Efird Scholarship!


Spring Fling 2005 - April 23, 2005
Sponsored by Stanfield Parks and Recreation and Stanfield School. Schedule of events is as follows:

  • Cruise In and Swap Meet to be held on Old School Field and along South Loves Chapel Road.
  • Antique Car/Truck/Motorcycle Cruise In.
  • Swap Meet and Vendors will be available.
  • Come out and view the cars/trucks of yesteryear and motorcycles.
  • Food Vendors will be available (Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, BBQ, Chips, etc.)
  • Click Here to learn more about this upcoming event!


    Stanly County Online will now have weekly Food Lion Ads!
    Check out the weekly specials at Food Lion by visiting www.stanlycountyonline.com. Stanly County Online has partnered with Food Lion to bring you a direct link to the weekly specials that you usually get in your local newspaper. You do not have to wait for the newspaper on Thursdays any longer, our ads are updated at midnight on Tuesdays.

    Click here to check out this week's specials!


    New Locust Library Open House
    The new Locust Branch of the Stanly County Public Library is now open. The public is invited to attend an Open House to celebrate the new facility and all of the support and assistance from city and county officials, local businesses and community volunteers. The library will be open on Friday, April 15th from 1:00-5:00 pm and refreshments will be served. During the week, the library will also be celebrating National Library Week. Everyone is welcome to come and see the wonderful new library space. Melanie Holles 704-986-3761 Stanly County Public Library
    Click Here to see more about what is going in our area!


    Charity Bass Tournament
    Hospice of Stanly County will hold a Charity Bass Tournament in memory of Floyd Crisco & Roger D. Laney. The tournament will be held May 1, 2005 at Badin Lake, Alcoa Landing. Guaranteed $1000 for first Place. Click here to learn more.


    Report from Raleigh
    For at least twenty-five years there has been talk of North Carolina establishing an "education lottery." In 2001 the NC House voted 69 to 50 against holding a referendum. This week the House voted 61 to 59 in favor of establishing a state lottery. I voted "NO." The lottery is arguably the most emotionally charged issue to come before the General Assembly in many, many years. Any lottery proposal should have been presented far enough in advance for legislators to study carefully before casting a vote. The exact opposite occurred. The Proposed Committee Substitute lottery bill presented Wednesday is over 20 pages long with 40 or more lines of print on each page. This bill was not available to the members for review until the session convened. Debate lasted for about an hour and the vote was taken. This is no way to conduct the people's business. Money is always the big selling point for a state lottery. The supposed purpose is to provide additional funding for education. While estimates vary, the John Locke Foundation of Raleigh estimates that after prizes and expenses the lottery would net the state treasury around $366 million annually. This would only amount to approximately 2.3 percent of the $15.9 billion state budget and only about 4 percent of the $9.2 billion that North Carolina spends for education - hardly a windfall. Even this amount of money is unstable. When a lottery is first begun, it is anticipated ticket sales will be brisk. But then "jackpot" fatigue sets in after the novelty wears off. In order to stimulate sales, the state will need to increase the jackpot by decreasing the odds of winning and rev up the advertising.
    Click here to the rest of the report from Raleigh.


    Need a Pet?
    The Stanly County Animal Shelter has many pets in need of a good home. Give an animal a home.
    To see some of the animals please
    Click here.

     

     

     

     



     

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