Monday, November 21, 2011

Bostic, NC 28018 - Feed our Children!

Bostic, NC 28018 November 21, 2011 Feed our Children!

Did you know the Washburn Community Outreach is sending backpacks home for 100 school children every weekend? They need your help - please donate food/funds to this important program.


1 Cereal Bar

1 Pack. Instant Grits

1 Pack Oatmeal

1 Vienna Sausage or Beenie Weenie

1 Applesauce of Fruit Cup 1 Pack Poptarts

1 Pack Peanut Butter Crackers

1 Snack

1 Chicken Noodle Soup & Crackers or Chef Boyardee

1 Ramen Noodle

1 Pudding or Jello

1 Mac & Cheese (single serve just add water)

The Washburn Community Outreach is now serving 100 students, this is food for the

local children to take home for the weekend.
Outreach is open Friday and Saturday - at 828 245-5603
or Karen 828 245-9003
Bostic NC 28018 - Feed our children

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Golden Valley Veterans

(21) Golden Valley

Golden Valley
On Veteran's Day, our own Mrs. Elizabeth Towery shares:

Older Veterans Old History of Revolutionary War Pensions
The first Revolutionary War pensions were offered in 1818 to officers and enlisted men in need of financial assistance.
Veterans had to prove they had served in the Continental Army (not in a state militia) for at least nine months.

In 1820 pensioners on the roll were required to submit a list of the property they owned, in order to prove need.
Pensioners who could not prove need were dropped from the roll. Many were later restored under a subsequent act. In 1832 Congress passed an important new law, providing pensions for Revolutionary veterans who had served two years in either the Continental line or a state militia. They were entitled to an annual payment equal to their wartime pay. Those who had served between six months and two years were also eligible, but for less than full pay. In 1836 widows of veterans who would have been eligible under the 1836 act

To day I salute all veterans in what ever state they may be. Active, retired ,on call in the hospitals ect.
Their services to our country is one of the greatest sacrifices any man or woman has ever made or is making. May we be contented to do our part also.

By law, when a person is called up to serve in the Armed Forces companies/ businesses are required to hold that
persons job open and available, but nothing more. Usually, people take a big pay cut and lose benefits as a result of being called up.

Sears is voluntarily paying the difference in salaries and maintaining all benefits, including medical
insurance and bonus programs, for all called up reservist employees for up to two years.
Sears regards

Widows could apply to draw their husband’s pension, provided their marriage had taken place before
the expiration of his last term of military service. In 1838 the provision for widows was expanded to include
all those who had married their veteran prior to Jan. 1, 1794. In 1848 the marriage date was changed to January 2, 1800,
and in 1853 all restrictions on the date of marriage were removed.