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Community Briefs: Baseball card appraisals available Feb. 12

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Food giveaway set for Friday

St. Paul Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ, at 4009 Lake Wilson Road will have a food giveaway beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9. Attendees are asked to bring appropriate ID. For more information, call the church office at 252-291-5875.

Church holding food giveaway

By Faith Church, 4667 Evansdale Road, will have a food giveaway beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9. Attendees are asked to bring a photo ID and boxes or containers. For more information, call Judy Langston at 252-245-2528.

Lodge to host pancake supper

Mount Lebanon Masonic Lodge Post 117, 2501 W. Nash St., will have a pancake and sausage supper fundraiser from 5 - 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. Diners may eat in or take out. All proceeds will go to the Masonic Home for Children in Oxford and Masonic and Eastern Star Home in Greensboro.

NAACP bus bound for Raleigh march

The Wilson branch of the NAACP will host a bus trip to Raleigh on Saturday, Feb. 10 for the Historic Thousands on Jones or HK on J march from Jones Street to the state Capitol grounds. The bus will leave the K&W Cafeteria parking lot in Wilson at 8 a.m. Breakfast will be served. For more information, call George Leary at 252-291-2687 or Mary Joyner at 252-281-1135.

Baseball card appraiser to speak

Sports memorabilia expert Michael Osacky will be speaking and providing free verbal appraisals on pre-1970 baseball cards and collectibles from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12 at the Holiday Inn, 5000 Hayes Place. Attendees are required to RSVP by calling 312-379-9090 or emailing michael@baseballintheattic.com.

Democrats plan precinct meetings

The North Carolina Democratic Party has scheduled annual precinct organizational meetings in Wilson County. Meetings for Precinct E and Precinct M will be held at the Wilson County Public Library at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12.

The meetings are free and open to any registered Democrat residing in Precinct E (voting at Toisnot Middle School) or Precinct M (voting at Wells Elementary School). Attendees will be electing delegates to the Wilson County Democratic Party Convention, which will be held March 21.

Federal employees’ group to meet

ROCKY MOUNT — The National Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13 at Gardner’s Restaurant, 1331 N. Wesleyan Blvd. For more information, call Martha Stith at 252-977-2195.

College to host bridge tourney

The Wilson Duplicate Bridge Club will host a sectional tournament Friday, Feb. 16 through Sunday, Feb. 18 at the Frank Eagles Business Center on the campus of Wilson Community College. Marie Killoran from Wilmington will direct the competition.

On Friday and Saturday, games will begin at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. with open pairs and 499ers. The stratified games will be at the director’s discretion with the following for those with 0-499 points: A-200-500, B-100-200 and C-0-100. For the open pairs and Sunday Swiss teams, the games begin at 10 a.m. with the following stratification: A-2000+, B-750-2000, C-750. Lunch will be served between sessions on Sunday for the Swiss teams.

For more information, email Helen Pazsek, tournament chair, at helenpaszek@gmail.com.

Speight alumni plan Mardi Dance

Speight High School alumni will host a Mardi Dance, dancing to the oldies and latest sounds, from 7 p.m. to midnight Friday, Feb. 16 at the Darden Alumni Center, 1600 Lipscomb Road. Food and free door prizes will be available. Donation is $15 per person.

For more information, call Gracie Weaver at 234-1809 or Eyvonne Nelson at 237-5584.

Church plans Relay for Life supper

NASHVILLE — The Relay for Life team Fruit of the Spirit is having a sausage, egg and pancake supper from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 at Sandy Cross United Methodist Church, 3725 Sandy Cross Road.

The cost is $7 for all you can eat and diners can pay at the door. Takeouts will be available. Proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. For more information, call Gary Smith at 252-908-2941 or Dale Poland at 252-903-0172.

Brian Center seeks volunteers

The Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation of Wilson, 2501 Downing St., is looking for volunteers to lead activities with residents between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Those interested are asked to contact Belinda Artis at 252-237-6300.

Hospice agency 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 or to volunteer, call Derek Bossolono at 291-5353.

Bridge club announces results

Wilson Duplicate Bridge Club winners for Jan. 30, North/South, are Judy and Sim Wooten, first; Sally and Watson Barnes, second; Carolyn Griffin and Helen Pazsek, third; Lynda Land and Beverly Woodard, fourth; and Marsha Irvin and Harriet Glover, fifth. East/West winners are Cathy Howell and Tempie Pierce, first; Nancy Thompson and Mabel Gray Henry, second; Margo and George Thompson, third; Richard Moore and Charlotte Weathers, fourth; and Louise Watson and Martha Walston, fifth.

Winners for Feb. 1, North/South, are Frank Eagles and Sally Barnes, first; Dayle Pond and Jeannie Exum, second; Nelson Crisp and Betty Bikle, third; and Sharon and Bob Foster, fourth. East/West winners are Holmes Smoot and Betty Jon Smith, first; Margo and George Thompson, second; Joe Exum and Jerry Woodard, third; and Katie Covington and Agnes Cherry, fourth.

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