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By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on February 8, 2004 2:01 AM

County tab

A 16-page tabloid publication describing Wayne County government is being distributed with today's News-Argus.

The tab describes the functions of the various county departments and includes comments form department heads.

The content was provided solely by the county.

'Mockingbird' trivia

In support of "Wayne County Reads," the Goldsboro News-Argus is sponsoring a weekly trivia contest about "To Kill A Mockingbird."

Submit guesses on paper at our office, 310 N. Berkeley Blvd., or mail them to Trivia Contest, Goldsboro News-Argus, P.O. Box 10629, Goldsboro, N.C. 27532. Answers can also be e-mailed to mshaw@newsargus.com. Be sure to include your name, address and telephone number.

We will draw at noon Friday from all correct entries and award a hardback, 40th-anniversary edition of the novel to the lucky reader.

The answer to last week's question: The two Indian-head pennies given the Finch children were dated 1900 and 1906. The winner, drawn from 21 correct entries, was Joan Todaro of Mulberry Street.

This week's question: How does Tim Johnson die?

Reading panel

The next "Wayne County Reads" event will be a panel discussion of "To Kill A Mockingbird."

It will begin at 7 p.m. Monday in the Moffatt Auditorium at Wayne Community College.

The panelists will be Bennis Blue, an assistant professor of English at Mount Olive College; WCC faculty member Liz Meador; and Goldsboro lawyer Geoff Hulse. The moderator will be Arts and Humanities Program Director Bill Brettmann.

Each of the panelists is expected to talk briefly about different aspects of the novel, including racism, gender issues and the justice system. After some discussion, the audience members will be encouraged to ask questions or make their own comments on the book.

Potters Wheel rebuilding

Potter's Wheel Ministries, a Christ-centered solution to alcohol and drug abuse for men, lost its main source of income in a fire Thursday night and is seeking donations.

Money can be sent to Potter's Wheel Ministries, P.O. Box 8, Mount Olive, N.C. 28365. For information, call 658-3534.

Sharon Weaver, the executive secretary, says the donations are tax deductible. "Any donations large or small, even if it's just prayers, are appreciated," she said.

Part of the men's recovery is based on building pallets in a shop, said Mark Thomas, a member of the ministry's board of directors. Thomas said he went through the program in 1996, and he will be glad to talk to anyone who has questions. He can be reached at 778-2438.

The men are still building pallets outdoors in a makeshift shelter. They're planning to rebuild the pallet shop as soon as possible.