Up & Coming Weekly

May 13, 2014

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18 UCW MAY 14-20, 2014 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM CUMBERLAND The North Carolina Nurses Association– South Central Region donated baby supplies to the Baby Store Project at the Cumberland County Department of Public Health on May 2. The donation included diapers, baby soap, shampoo, lotion and four car seats. Maureen Running, regional director of the nurses association, delivered the donated items. The Baby Store Project is an incentive program that awards "Baby Bucks" to patients who attend scheduled clinic appointments and participate in educational programs designed to reduce infant mortality and increase safe parenting. Patients can redeem the "Baby Buck" for items such as diapers, bottles and safety gear. www.co.cumberland.nc.us Citizens' Academy Spring Class Graduates 25 Supply Donation Helps Sustain Baby Store Pictured from left are North Carolina Nurses Association-South Central Regional Director Maureen Running, Health Department Public Health Educator Kassie Howard and Public Health Nurse Samantha Gryka. Twenty-five students graduated from the Spring 2014 Cumberland County Citizens' Academy May 6, in the Pate Room at Headquarters Library. Pictured from left (front row) are Board of Commissioners Vice Chairman Kenneth Edge, Sheila Cuffee, Cristine Bradsberry, Kira Rouse, Sherry Dawson, Rebecca Beck, Betsy Small, Gail Riddle, Rebecca Oskey, Perry Evans, (second row) Serina Britton, Melinda Murray, Carla Fagan, Alvin Keller, Carmen Tovar, (back row) Christopher Tackett, Babatunde Lewis, Quentin McPhatter, Richard Leslie, Melvin Lewis, Horace Humphrey, Vickie Mullins, Eddie Evans and Otis Cuffee. Not pictured are Wilbur Dees and Kathryn Dees. The seven-week academy helps citizens gain a better understanding of what county government does and how the various departments play a vital role in the community. County Schedules FY2015 Budget Meetings Interim Cumberland County Manager Amy Cannon will present the FY 2015 recommended budget to the Board of Commissioners on May 29 at 7 p.m. in the Courthouse. See budget meeting schedule below: • May 29 at 7 p.m. - Manager's Budget Presentation - Room 118 • June 4 at 5:30 p.m. - Budget Work Session - Room 564 • June 9 at 7 p.m. - Budget Public Hearing - Room 118 • June 10 at 5:30 p.m. - Department Head Appeals/Work Session - Room 564 • June 12 at 5:30 p.m. - Budget Work Session - Room 564 • June 16 at 6:45 p.m. - Budget Adoption - Room 118. Electronic Waste Drive May 17 At Courthouse The fourth annual Electronic Waste (e-Waste) Drive will be held May 17 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Courthouse parking lot on Gillespie Street. Examples of electronics that can be recycled include, but are not limited to: lamps, vacuums, televisions, DVD players, radios, computers, old computer cords and video games. Cumberland County Solid Waste Management, City of Fayetteville, Fayetteville Beautiful and Sustainable Sandhills will host the drive. For more information, or to volunteer, contact Hanah Ehrenreich at 910-484-9098, hanahe@sustainablesandhills.org.

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