Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Greasy Biscuit

O' Asian Bistro owner Landon Nyugen explains how Reidsville business works : “They forgot about me,” Nyugen said. “Reidsville forgot about me.”

Too Drunk To Think

Rockingham County's fire marshal explains the cause of arson: "...neighbors might be feuding, one gets drunk, and they’re not thinking cohesively and set the other’s home on fire."

Friday, May 24, 2013

In Jesus' Name. Amen.

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We were more than a little bit proud when a fifth grade Bethany student thumbed his nose at the law and recited a prayer during graduation.  And, it wasn't some sort of weenie little prayer, it was the real deal with a "...in Jesus' name.  Amen." closing.  If only the School Board had the same size balls and would do some praying before its meetings, then we might have better schools..  Little do they know what's happening out in the field.

Cake and peanuts were featured at the Bethany School graduation.  An unidentified  sticky red juice was the beverage.  The cake and nuts were splendid.  We can testify to the sticky quality of the juice after it gets into your expensive DLSR camera when you spill the juice.

Bethany's Black Plastic Flute chorus provided the musical interlude for the event.  They performed the classic Pachelbel's Canon in D.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Turwa Comes Our Way Again

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It's been quite a few years since I've seen one of these.  The last time was more 50 years ago when I helped dig a garbage pit for my Dad.  It was a giant hole, about 10'X10' and five feet deep.  There wasn't any garbage in it yet, just water and mud at the bottom.

The turwa, as my very young daughter  used to call them, was found in the mud one morning.  Apparently he stumbled into the hole overnight.  He was very irascible, an ill temper.  I suppose we put on gloves and carried him to a more suitable location.

The turwa pictured here was found in the road in front of my house.  I assume it is a giant snapping turtle.  Again he was in a foul mood.  Cars were stopping and people were staring.  I moved him out of the road and left him to sulk in a ditch.

I'm sure he will be OK, but I worry about my cats if they should find him.  He/she is strong and could easily outmatch a cat if he latches on.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Tree of the Year

Something dropped into my memory today.  It was one of those moments when a vision suddenly returns from far away.  I remember when the Reidsville City Council started its Tree of the Year Award.  It was more than five years ago.  It was called something else, but that's what it was - Tree of the Year.

Jeff Sykes was involved and it seems like Downtown Girl Terresia Scoble was as well.  There was great excitement about the program.  Each year the Tree Committee would pick a special tree to be recognized.

I remember when the first tree was chosen and saluted and then I never heard another word said about the Tree of the Year.  I think I'd like to ask a City Council member about the Tree of the Year. 

I wonder how the Tree of the Year program is going.  Maybe get some photos of past winners and then post them here. 

Anyone know where the current Tree of the Year is located?

This Week's Walmart Tasting Feature

This week Walmart featured some sort of hummus served on Townhouse Pita crackers.  Also included was Blue Bunny Mini Swirls ice cream.

Unfortunately all the samples were gone by the time we arrived.  All we got was 75¢ off coupons.  We didn't get to actually try the hummus with pita crackers or the ice cream swirls.  We did get an invite to return the following day when we were assured samples would be available again.

We noted five registers were running full blast to check out Walmart grocery shoppers while Lowes clerks were reading grocery fliers to pass the time between customers.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Monument Rises

Word on the street is the Confederate Monument has been resurrected in Greenview cemetery at the Confederate soldiers burial site.  It's probably safe to assume the Daughters of the Confederacy are responsible.

Sorry, Bubba.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Leonard Pryor Quits For Nothing

The heathen Rockingham County School Board has voted to reject prayer before its meetings.  By a vote of 7-3, the Board rejected Jesus.

Voting in favor of the godly motion were Ron Price, Josh Austin, and Steve Smith.

I guess it turns out Leonard Pryor quit for nothing.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Eden Ribfest

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Eden's annual ribfest ain't what it used to be.

You could win a Target gift certificate.  Too bad there's no Targets in the county,
No festival is complete without Sheriff Sam Page.ribfestribsauce
Or buy a jar of barbecue sauce.
Wild Bill's refillable soda was a new kid on the block.
Crazy Ribman of Greensboro was one of only two places selling ribs.ribfestribs3 
Crazy Ribman puts some seasoning on his chicken wings.ribfestribs1
This is the second rib joint.  When there are only two rib joints, a line can form.
This is a jazz band.  A real good jazz band.  What in the hell were they doing at the Eden ribfest?
I added this photo because I like photos of musical instruments.
Penguin's Snowball Express.
Having the Sheriff at Ribfest is kinda like the Berry-Go-Round - wherever you go, there it (he) is.

I know it's not much, but the above photos pretty much summarize Eden's ribfest,  Sorry.


Looking Busy at the Fish Fry

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It's always a good idea to look busy when you're working a fish fry at United in Christ Ministries at N. England Ave in Eden.

For the record, the fish sandwich was delicious - two slices of white bread, hot sauce and two slabs of crispy fried fish.

All smiles at the fish fry.

This Week's Walmart Tasting Feature

There is no Walmart Tasting Feature this week because nobody was doing any tasting this week.  We didn't do a tasting last week because it was social security check weekend and no one, unless you're crazy,  goes near Walmart on social security day.

We also went to Lowes.  You could have emptied a full clip of birdshot in the store and never hit anyone.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Review Video Goes Totally Nude

Right now the Review is featuring the following videos:

1. Model Kate Moss doing a nude magazine layout
2. Maxim magazine's Hot 100 women
3. A Miami Heat female fan giving the finger to an opponent
4. A classroom teacher being blistered by a student
5. A cat escaping from a room
6. Seeking the death penalty for the Cleveland kidnapper

I'm going to start paying more attention to the Review's videos.


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Review Posts Record Employment Statistics

The Reidsville Review has released its most recent Rockingham County employment report and it's glowing.  According to the Review, 129 jobs were added during March.

The increase in jobs boots the county to 26th from the bottom,  Twenty-five of the state's 100 counties have higher unemployment numbers.

Way to go Rockingham County!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

News You Can Use

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This is the May 2nd edition of the Alamance News.  This is the kind of news you could be reading in Rockingham County if we had a newspaper with the balls to print it.

For those with poor eyesight, I will post the headlines:

"Commissioner chairman admits extramarital liason
Sexually-explicit e-mails detail online relationship, as well as Friday "lunches" for sex"

"Commissioner chairman offers to resign, promise not to run for Congress if newspaper will withhold running story, 7A.  His evolving answers to newspaper's investigation"

"Tom Manning also used e-mails to his mistress to discuss opinions about other commissioners, school board members, potential competitor for Congressional seat, 5A"

The woman pictured to the right is the mistress with whom the Commissioner had sex "lunches".  Commissioner Manning is married and we're guessing his wife is pretty pissed.
Here are the highlights from the story:


1.  Alamance County Commissioner Tom Manning was cheating on his second wife with the woman pictured on the front page.  She is Karen Mebane.

2. Manning cheated on his first wife with his second wife.

3. Manning initially denied everything, claiming Mebane was a stalker and the emails were faked.

4. Mebane  lives on social security disability.

5. Mebane kept a diary of her tyrsts with Manning.

6. Manning is a bank executive.  His sex "lunches" were on company time.

7. Manning is 60, Mebane is 50.

8. Manning is WHITE, Mebane is BLACK.

9. Many of Manning's emails to Mebane were too explicit to be printed in the Alamance News.


Great stuff!


Friday, May 3, 2013

Collect Them All

Reidsville Police Department K-9 Lando's trading card.

Yes, the Reidsville Police Department issued trading cards for its dogs.

Ron Price Transformation Begins

Little Dubby has announced he is resigning from the Rockingham County Board of Education due to the prayer issue.

Ron Price is advocating starting School Board meetings with a prayer.

Little Dubby blamed the Board's consideration of prayer and the media's suggestion that the Board members all think and act alike.


Reidsville Hits the Big Time

WXII TV 12 is now featuring a camera focused on Reidsville's Scales St.  Go now and watch WXII news to see a view of downtown.  It probably won't last for long.

WXII has also been known to show Reidsville on its weather maps.