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1090 AM ~ 1270AM Smithfield, NC 

Updated: February 27th, 2015

The Selma Historical Museum will be offering a Black History Month Program. The title of the program is: “How the Pullman Porter changed History”. The program will explore the history of African Americans in railroading and their role in American History. The program will be Saturday, February 28th beginning at 10:30 am in the Selma Museum located at 104 East Anderson Street in downtown Selma.

The Clayton Youth Center next performance of Anatomy of Gray, a play by Jim Leonard will run through Saturday, February 28th at 7:30 at the Clayton Center.  Set in Indiana during the late 1800's, Anatomy of Gray deals with death, loss, love and healing in a unique coming of age story. Ticket sales begin January 26th and can be purchased online or call The Clayton Center Box Office at 919-553-1737.

The Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield will have the SAT/ACT Practice Test on Saturday, February 28th at 10:00 am. Students will also have the opportunity to receive a complete analysis of their results on Saturday, March 28th from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. This class is free and seats are limited, so students must sign up ahead of time by calling (919) 934-8146, option 3 or stopping by the reference desk in person.

The Johnston County Amateur Radio Emergency Service will be offering an Amatuer Radio Class starting on Saturday, March 7th through Saturday, April 4th. The classes are from 8:00 am until 12:30 pm. The classes will be held at the Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce, 304 North Main Street, Four Oaks . Contact Michael Callam at 919-934-9523 or by email at mcallam@centurylink.net for more information.

The CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new exhibit hall on Saturday, March 7th at 10:00 am at its 100 North Queen Street, Kinston facility. The public is cordially invited to attend. For more information call 252-522-2091.

The Johnston County Heritage Museum will have an exhibit entitled, American vs. American: Our Most Cruel War, opening in the Holding-Richardson Exhibit Hall of the Johnston County Heritage Center on Saturday, March 7th, at 2:00 pm.  The displays will feature artifacts such as a Confederate infantry officer’s sword and hand-painted canteen, a rifle made at the Fayetteville Arsenal in 1864, a bugle played by a local soldier at Appomattox, wallet of a soldier with a girl’s tintype photograph still inside, Confederate currency, a saddle from a Union cavalryman’s horse, uniform buttons and other items unearthed by local citizens, a bayonet found in a tree near Bentonville, and church records bearing poignant messages from Union soldiers. There are also photographs from the war period, including a rare collection of tintype photos of U.S. Colored Troops.                                 

The Johnston Couny Retired School Personnel will meet on Tuesday, March 10th at 11:30 am at Holt Lake BBQ & Seafood in Smithfield. The JCRSP Board will meet at 10:30 am. The guest speaker will be Kristin Sasser from the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatic Center.
The Johnston Soil and Water Conservation District’s Board of Supervisors will meet on Tuesday, March 10th at 7:00 pm at the Johnston County Agricultural Building located at 2736 NC Highway 210 in Smithfield. The meeting is open to the public.

The Moccasin Creek Service District Board will meet on Thursday, March 12th at 7:00 pm at the Johnston County Agricultural Building located at 2736 NC Highway 210 in Smithfield. The meeting is open to the public.

Stricklands Crossroads Fire Department will have a BBQ Pork & Fried Chicken Dinner on Saturday, March 14th from 11:00 am until 7:00 pm. Eat in or take out. plates will be $8 each. The fire department is located on Strickland's Crossroads Road, Four Oaks.

The North Carolina Heart & Vascular's Goldsboro Office will be holding a Benefit Wiffle Ball Tournament to raise money for the American Heart Association. The tournament will take place Saturday, March 21st at the Kenly Park. Team entry fee is $60. Interested teams contact Jessica Holland 919-429-0510 or 919-734-0033 or Tommy Holland 919-429-0531. All proceeds go to the AHA. Please come out and show your support.

Hands Of Protection, Inc. is having their 4th Annual "Walk to Prevent Child Abuse" on Saturday, April 11th from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at the Neuse River Amphitheater located at 298 S. Front Street in Smithfield. HOP is an advocacy group for the prevention of child abuse. Proceeds from the walk are contributed to other agencies such as Safe Child and our local DSS office to aid with making our community aware of the many circumstances surrounding child abuse. There will be refreshments, entertainment, a Kidz Zone and information and awareness booths on many other issues we face in our communities today.

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes invites nominations for its 2015 awards. The Barron Prize celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive difference to people and our environment. Each year, fifteen winners each receive a $5,000 cash award to support their service work or higher education. This year the Prize goes paperless with a fully electronic nomination process. Applications are due  by Wednesday, April 15th. For more information and to nominate, visit  http://www.barronprize.org/

The Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield will have a “SAT Versus ACT” which test to take class on Saturday, March 28th from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. This class is free and seats are limited, so students must sign up ahead of time by calling (919) 934-8146, option 3 or stopping by the reference desk in person.

The Gerald Lee Memorial 5k Race will be held on Saturday, April 25th at Four Oaks Elementary School. Proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association. For registration information call Gardner Johnson at 919-963-2165.

Edgerton Memorial United Methodist Church hosts a free Mental Health Support Group that meets every Monday from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. The church is located at 401 West Anderson Street in Selma.

Oakland Presbyterian Church will host Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University on Wednesday nights starting January 14th for 9 weeks. If interested in learning more about the class please visit daveramsey.com and click on Classes and then under Financial Peace, click on Find a Class. Oakland Presbyterian Church will be listed under locations. You can sign up on the website or contact the contact person via email.

The Meadow School Class of 1964 is planning a 50th Anniversary Reunion two day event scheduled for Friday, March 20th and Saturday, March 21th. Classmates wishing to participate are encouraged to contact the reunion chairpersons: Tresa Wook Wheeler at 910-892-7099 or Ann Jones Barefoot at 919-868-5797. the celebration invitations will be mailed in January 2015 so anyone with contact information for classmates living outside the area please contact a chairperson.

Enjoy the Senior Coffee Corner at the Smithfield Recreation & Aquatics Center on Booker Dairy Road in Smithfield each Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30am until 10:30am.  There will be free coffee and activities.

The Smithfield First Baptist Church Soup Kitchen is in need of Volunteers to serve every Monday and/or Thursday. There is a need for cooks, servers, and drivers to deliver meals to shut-ins. For more information, call the church office at 919-934-9771.

The Healing Hope Cancer Support Group sponsored by the Stephen Ministry at Mount Zion United Methodist Church holds meetings each month on the third Monday. Caregivers and family members are invited and encouraged to attend. The church is located at 15772 Highway 50 North, Garner. For more information, call 919-772-8415.

The Johnston County Red Cross is seeking Volunteers to help respond to victims after house fires and provide emergency services to people who are in need. For more information, call 919-719-1703.

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service is having a Private Applicator Pesticide Re-certification/Safety Class on Thursday, September 10th from 6:30pm until 8:30 pm at the Johnston County Ag Center. Applicators are asked to bring their Pesticide Credit Report Card with the bar code to class. The Johnston County Ag Center is located at 2736 NC 210 Highway in Smithfield. Please call Tim Britton at 919-989-5380 to check credits.

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