Blood Drive — Performance Auto will host a blood drive in conjunction with Sampson Regional Medical Center Blood Bank Thursday, July 16, from 1-7 p.m. ,in the showroom of the dealership. FMI call 910-592-JEEP (5337).
DMV Office — will be closed July 20-24 and will reopen again on Monday, July 27 at 9 a.m.
Boating Safety — The NC Wildlife Commission is offering a Boating Safety Course on Sunday, July 19th from 1-7 p.m. at the Sampson County Livestock Facility located at 93 Agriculture Place (Hwy. 421 South, Clinton … approximately ¾ mile on the right after the 4 lane ends). All participants must register online at the NC Wildlife Resources Commission website at www.ncwildlife.org.
Motorcycle Ride — Suttontown Ladies Auxillary will have a motorcycle ride Aug. 15. Registration starts at 8 a.m. at 5680 Suttontown Rd., Faison. Dinner to be served after. FMI, 910-990-1896.
Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church — will have a blood drive Saturday, July 18, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the church, located at 4442 Bonnetsville Road, Clinton. To schedule an appointment go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: “CLINTON”. FMI contact church office, 910-654-6630.
Alzheimer’s Support Group — Tuesday, July 14 at 6 p.m. Sampson County Department of Aging, 405 County Complex Road, Clinton. Topics: Understanding the World of Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. Refreshments will be served. No charge. FMI contact Lesia R. Henderson, Family Caregiver Support Specialist at 910-592-4653 or e-mail email@example.com or contact Marie Faircloth at 910-529-3931.
Grand Families Support Group — Wednesday, July 15 at 10:30 a.m. Sampson County Department of Aging, 405 County Complex Road, Clinton. Find out how we can help grandparents, age 55+, raising their grandchildren and kinship relatives, age 55+, raising children. Refreshments will be served. No charge. FMI contact Lesia R. Henderson, Family Caregiver Support Specialist at 910-592-4653 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Grand Families Support Group — Wednesday, August 5 at 12:30 p.m. at the Garland Senior Center, 91 Church St., Garland, N.C. Refreshments will be served. No charge. FMI contact Lesia R. Henderson, Family Caregiver Support Specialist at 910-592-4653 or e-mail email@example.com.
Support group — Stroke support group meets the third Tuesday in each month at Mary Gran Nursing Center.
Clear Run High Reunion — Labor Day weekend, Sept. 4-6, Hilton Garden Inn, Waldorf, Md.. Tours of Washington D.C., dinner banquet and dance. Deadline for trip is Aug. 6. FMI 301-752-7708 or 910-532-4988.
Sampson High School Alumni Association — will host its 43rd reunion in Northhaven, Conn.. Charter bus will travel from Clinton to Connecticut. Bus will leave 10 p.m. on Aug. 6 and return Aug. 9. Seats are available. FMI Helen Faison at 592-6060 or Pam at 592-8285.
AA meeting — at First Baptist Church, 408 College St., Clinton, Monday nights 8 p.m..
Breast & Cervical Cancer Control Prevention — the Sampson County Health Department is offering free breast exams, cervical cancer and mammogram screenings for ages 40-64 through BCCCP program. FMI Joy Brazier, RN at 910-592-1131, ext. 4249 or Emily Spell, RN at 910-592-1131, ext. 4214.
Hospice volunteers — Community Home Care & Hospice is seeking volunteers to provide emotional support and companionship to patients and their families. FMI, call Sharon Keith, 592-7322.
Foster Parents Needed — With so many children needing a family, the Department of Social Services is always looking for interested individuals who would like to become a licensed foster parent! FMI, call Sampson County DSS, Barbara King, at 910-592-7131, ext. 3301.
NC Pre-K — Do you have a child who will be 4 years old before Aug. 31, 2015? If so, you may qualify for the NC Pre-Kindergarten Program. The NC Pre-K Program serves at-risk children and prepares them for success in school. For more information or to pick up an application contact The Partnership for Children at (910) 592-9399 located at 211 W. Main Street Clinton NC. The Partnership is open Mon -Thurs: 8 a.m-5 p.m.. Closed on Friday.
Sampson County — is conducting a voluntary Community Health Survey. To complete the survey online, visit www.scpfhc.org. All responses are confidential. FMI 592-1131.
Narconon — would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise. Take steps to protect your family from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction get them the help they need. Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs.