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Community Briefs: NAACP state education chairman to speak in Wilson

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Kairos Church Ministry, 1003 Lodge St., will have a food giveaway beginning 8 a.m. Saturday, July 21.

Free lunch planned today

The Feed My Sheep Meal Ministries of Wilson Chapel Church will have a free hot dog lunch from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 21 at Wilson Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 513 E. Barnes St.

Fatigue support group to meet

The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome support group will meet from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 25 in the Wilson County Public Library conference room, 249 Nash St. Attendees are asked not to wear perfume or cologne.

Minstry plans chicken plate sale

Freedom Ministries will have a barbecue chicken plate sale 11 a.m. Saturday, July 28 at 2305 Redwood Drive. Plates are $8 each, will include chicken, two vegetables, roll and dessert and will be available until sold out. All proceeds will benefit the agency’s outreach ministry.

For more information or to place an order, call Joyce Battle at 252-315-3421. All orders must be placed by Wednesday, July 25.

Church plans Relay for Life yard sale

NASHVILLE — Sandy Cross United Methodist Church’s Fruit of the Spirit team will have a yard sale from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 4 to support Relay for Life. The church is located at 3725 Sandy Cross Road.

NAACP education leader to speak

NAACP state education chairman Mark Jewell will speak at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6 at Jackson Chapel First Missionary Baptist Church, 571 Nash St. SE.

Jewell will provide education updates concerning the impact of hunger, poverty and current legislation on student success, school safety, teacher retention, privatizing education and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ plan for education.

Bereavement group plans meeting

The Bereavement Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9 in the Wells Fargo conference room at Wilson Medical Center, 1705 S. Tarboro St.

Diabetes support group to meet

The Wilson County Diabetes Education and Support Group will meet from 5:30 - 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13 at the Wilson Medical Center Cardiac Rehabilitation Center. For more information or to register, call Martha Gurley at 252-399-8673 or email martha.gurley@wilmed.org.

Dietitians to lead grocery store tour

Registration is open for the Food Lion grocery store tour scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14. Wilson Medical Center dietitians will lead the tour. Registration is required and limited. Call 252-399-8478 to register.

Backpack drive continues through Aug. 15

STANTONSBURG — Nonprofit group The Father In Me is collecting backpacks and school supplies through Wednesday, Aug. 15 at the Stantonsburg Police Department, 114 E. Commercial Ave., for its Operation 500 back-to-school giveaway.

The agency plans to distribute 500 filled backpacks, 250 in Wilson County and 250 in Wayne County, to students returning to area schools. For more information, visit www.thefatherinme.org.

Breastfeeding prep class slated

A preparation for breastfeeding class is planned from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 in the Wilson Medical Center auditorium. To register for this free class, or for more information, call 252-399-8887.

Bridge club announces results

Wilson Duplicate Club winners for July 17 are Jerry Woodard and Richard Moore, first; Dot Boyette and Deas Linville, second; Judy and Sim Wooten and Lynda Land and Louise Watson tied for third; Carolyn Griffin and Helen Paszek, fourth; and Jeff Gates and Bill Highsmith, fifth.

Winners for July 19 are Louise Watson and Jeff Gates, first; Katie Covington and Agnes Cherry, second; John Covington and Watson Barnes, third; Dot Boyette and Deas Linville, fourth; and Helen Paszek and Carolyn Griffin, fifth.

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