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The Wilson County Health Department Breastfeeding support group BIBS will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 5 at the Wilson County Public Library, 249 Nash St.

Engineer to discuss drones in farming

The Wilson AgriBusiness Committee will meet at noon Wednesday, June 6 at Parker’s Barbecue. Bobby Vick, solutions engineer with Precision Hawk, will give a presentation on unmanned aerial vehicle use in agriculture.

Springfield 50th class reunion planned

BAILEY — The Springfield High School class of 1968 will hold its 50th class reunion beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 9 at The Leaning Tree, 6168 Deans St. For more information, call Linda Kent Parrish at 919-349-1110.

Chronic fatigue meeting slated

The chronic fatigue syndrome support group will meet from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13 in the conference room at the Wilson County Public Library, 249 Nash St. Organizers ask that attendees do not wear any perfume.

Summer fun day set for June 16

Jamar Freeman and Dennis Woods present a Summer Fun Day from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday, June 16 at Toisnot Park with fun and games for the whole family. Guest speakers will be Anthony Atkinson and Freddie Williams and the soundtrack will be provided by DJ Ike Luv. For more information, call 252-292-4378.

Teacher plans ‘turf wars’ talk

Reuben Ledbetter, the agriculture teacher at Beddingfield High School, will lead a talk on “Turf wars: Bermuda vs. centipede grass” from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Monday, June 18 at the Wilson Agricultural Center, 1806 Goldsboro St.

Church to hold literacy training

An Augustine Literacy training session will be held July 16 -27 at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church. This volunteer program’s mission is to improve the reading, writing and spelling abilities of low-income children who struggle with literacy skills. For more information, call Lou Ann Cozart at 252-291-2621 or Carol Putney at 252-236-4118.

Brian Center seeks volunteers

The Brian Center of Wilson, 2501 Downing St., is looking for volunteers to lead one-on-one activities with residents from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Activities include bingo and games, church services, exercises and more. Those interested in volunteering are asked to call Belinda Artis at 252-237-6300 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays.

2 hospice agencies recruiting volunteers

Community Home Care and Hospice is looking for caring, compassionate individuals to become companions to hospice patients in their homes or facilities. Training is free. For more information, call Derek Bossolono at 252-291-5353.

3HC Home Health and Hospice is currently looking for volunteers for its hospice patients in the Wilson area. Volunteers will enter patients’ homes and sit with them to give primary caregivers an opportunity to run errands for a few hours. For more information, call Cyndi Shimer at 919-583-1741.

Bridge club announces results

Wilson Duplicate Bridge Club winners for May 29, North/South, are Judy and Sim Wooten, first; Agnes Cherry and Katie Covington, second; Sharon and Bob Foster, third; and Deas Linville and Martha Walston, fourth. East/West winners are Janis Humphrey and Karen Pullen, first; Betty Banks and Mabel Gray Henry, second; and Janet Gresham and Mable Hesmer, third.

Winners for May 31, North/South, are Judy and Sim Wooten, first; Betty Banks and Mabel Gray Henry, second; Mattie Carstarphen and Penny Barnehill and Jeff Gates and Nancy Thompson tied for third; Helen Paszek and Carolyn Griffin, fourth; and Watson Barnes and John Covington, fifth.

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