City Hall Flags Lowered In Honor of Council Member Bates

(Fayetteville, N.C.) – City Hall flags were lowered today in honor of former City Council Member Keith Bates, who passed away on Friday. He was 55.

A memorial service was held earlier today for Bates at Village Baptist Church.

Bates was first elected to the City Council in 2005 as District 1 representative and was re-elected three more times, last serving during the 2011-2013 term.

He was known for his straight forwardness and dedication to his family, City and nation.

A lifelong resident of Fayetteville, Bates was a 1977 graduate of Reid Ross High School. He worked for the Parks, Recreation and Maintenance Department before joining the Army. Bates served 20 years, retiring in November 2003, as a first sergeant with two combat tours and earning the Bronze Star for service in Afghanistan. He worked on Fort Bragg as a civilian employee for the Department of Defense. Bates received the Order of the Longleaf Pine, one of North Carolina’s highest civilian honors, earlier this year.

While on City Council, he served on the North Carolina League of Municipalities Board of Directors and the National League of Cities University Community Council and the Human Development Committee. 

He is survived by his wife, Maggie, and his two sons, Keith, Jr. and Dannie, and other family members.

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Oct 24,2014: Saint Diablo

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Oct 23,2014: Seminar: How To Prevent Pollution Around Your Garden

Shauna Haslem will present simple and good housekeeping principles to reduce the amount of water pollution coming from the home. Topics will include: car washing, fertilizer and pesticide application, irrigation, and rain water harvesting techniques.

Article source: http://www.americantowns.com/nc/fayetteville/events/seminar-how-to-prevent-pollution-around-your-garden-2014-10-23

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Oct 23,2014: Reverse Order

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North Carolina Proclaims November as Curing Stomach Cancer Month

Fayetteville, NC - The state of North Carolina has officially proclaimed November as Curing Stomach Cancer Month. This is a national movement to increase awareness and education about stomach cancer and to spread the message that more research funding needs to be supported. More specifically this research will be geared toward better treatments for stomach cancer in the hope that one day a cure will be found for this deadly disease. Curing Stomach Cancer Month will be observed throughout November and will include events and outreach activities nationwide to benefit Debbie’s Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer (DDF).

More than 22,000 Americans are diagnosed with stomach cancer each year, and almost one million are diagnosed worldwide. Stomach cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men and fourth in women worldwide. Each year tens of thousands of lives are lost to this disease. Despite these staggering statistics, per cancer death, stomach cancer receives the least amount of federal funding of any cancer. Unfortunately, there is no screening presently used in the United States, and therefore, eighty percent of stomach cancer patients are diagnosed at a late stage when the disease is incurable. Stomach cancer in the United States is one of the most deadly cancers with a five year survival of only four percent.

DDF is a non-profit organization that raises awareness and funds for stomach cancer. DDF encourages patients, friends, families, businesses, and organizations to become involved with Curing Stomach Cancer Month. Whether people participate in a Debbie’s Dream Foundation event, host their own event, or have Curing Stomach Cancer Month declared in their state, it can help make a difference for gastric cancer patients.

“Debbie’s Dream Foundation makes it easy to declare Curing Stomach Cancer month in your state,” said DDF’s North Carolina Chapter Co-Founder, Tony Leonard, who helped proclaim Curing Stomach Cancer Month in North Carolina. Chapter Co-Founder Christy Leonard stated, “DDF provided us with a step-by-step guide for submitting and securing a state proclamation from our governor.” This guide can be found at http://www.debbiesdream.org/portal/curing-stomach-cancer-month. North Carolina’s proclamation that November is Curing Stomach Cancer Month helps to increase awareness about the need to raise the research funding profile for stomach cancer.

“Our goal is for every state to recognize November as Curing Stomach Cancer Month, and we need help to make this happen,” said Debbie Zelman, President and Founder of Debbie’s Dream Foundation. “We greatly appreciate everyone’s support and dedication to the fight against stomach cancer.”

In recognition of November’s designation as Curing Stomach Cancer Month, DDF is holding the following events throughout the month:

For more information about Debbie’s Dream Foundation and Curing Stomach Cancer Month, and for the most current upcoming DDF events, please visit http://www.debbiesdream.org/portal/curing-stomach-cancer-month or call (954) 475-1200.

Article source: http://www.americantowns.com/nc/fayetteville/news/north-carolina-proclaims-november-as-curing-stomach-cancer-month-20779502

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Oct 22,2014: Reverse Order

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AmericanTown’s Heroes: VSSN Advocates for Veterans and Their Families

The Veteran’s Supplemental Support Network (VSSN) is a nonprofit organization that administers a number of programs, including the Food for Heroes program that aims to “prevent hunger and hardship among transitioning service members, veterans and their families.” Thanks to recent individual and corporate support they have been able to increase their giving to add toiletries and other essential items.

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VSSN Advocates for Veterans and Their Families

VSSN Advocates for Veterans and Their Families

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Oct 18,2014: Exhibition

Featuring Artist:

Local Artists selected to exhibit include:
• Shane Booth – photography 
• Jonathan Chestnut – mixed media sculptures
•  Erica Goodpaster – photography 
• Sarah Grusenmeyer – photography

Artists invited from across the country are:
• Ricky Charles, drawing and Cecilia C. Givens, painting – New Orleans
• JooYoung Choi, time-based media – Houston, Texas 
•  Elva Trevino, mixed media – San Antonio, Texas
• Jill Brody, photography – Providence, RI 
• Susan Parrish, found objects and mixed media sculpture – Raleigh, NC 
• Betti Pettinati-Longinotti, stained glass – Winston Salem, NC 
• Shea Justice, mixed media  – Boston, MA 

Article source: http://www.americantowns.com/nc/fayetteville/events/exhibition-mediating-relevance-the-politics-of-gender-2014-10-18

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Rooftops Newsletter: Fighting hunger on World Food Day and everyday!

The Farm Share Story

When Farm Share founder, Patricia Robbins, saw fresh food being thrown away, she began asking farmers to donate their fresh food in order to feed Florida families in need. With just a pen and paper, Patricia Robbins saw pounds of food piling in. The first year Farm Share received a million pounds of food.

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Oct 17,2014: Exhibition

Featuring Artist:

Local Artists selected to exhibit include:
• Shane Booth – photography 
• Jonathan Chestnut – mixed media sculptures
•  Erica Goodpaster – photography 
• Sarah Grusenmeyer – photography

Artists invited from across the country are:
• Ricky Charles, drawing and Cecilia C. Givens, painting – New Orleans
• JooYoung Choi, time-based media – Houston, Texas 
•  Elva Trevino, mixed media – San Antonio, Texas
• Jill Brody, photography – Providence, RI 
• Susan Parrish, found objects and mixed media sculpture – Raleigh, NC 
• Betti Pettinati-Longinotti, stained glass – Winston Salem, NC 
• Shea Justice, mixed media  – Boston, MA 

Article source: http://www.americantowns.com/nc/fayetteville/events/exhibition-mediating-relevance-the-politics-of-gender-2014-10-17

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