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By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on June 9, 2004 1:58 PM

Cado on television

Sr. Airman Shadrika Cado will be one of five contestants on "Gimme the Mike" tonight at 7:30 on Fox 50 television. She will perform the song, "I Want to Dance With Somebody."

A panel of three judges will chose a winner, and then the television audience will have a chance to vote for its favorite of the remaining four. The voting will take place online at www.fox50.com for two hours after the show. The "wild card" winner will be announced on the 10 p.m. Fox newscast.

Hay field day

The N.C. Cooperative Extension and Murphy-Brown will conduct a hay field day Friday from 9 a.m. until 5:45 p.m. at a farm on Veach's Mill Road northwest of Kenansville off Bowden Road.

Farmers are learning to manage, cut, cure and bale hay, and it is becoming an integral part of swine management in Eastern North Carolina, says Star Jackson at the Duplin Extension office. Most livestock and hay producers are continuously learning to do a better job of managing hay so they can do a better job of using the nitrogen from swine, poultry and commercial fertilizer sources, she said.

The field day will involve outside presentations and hay, irrigation and feed equipment demonstrations.

Participants who stay for the day's events will receive six hours of continuing education credits for certified operators of liquid animal waste management systems. A sponsored lunch will be provided.

For information, call Ms. Jackson at 910-296-2143 or 910-289-7625.

Change of command

Col. Leonard Coleman took command of the 4th Mission Support Group at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base from Col. Steven Zander in a ceremony on Tuesday.

The new group commander was operations division chief of the North American Aerospace Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., a position he has held since Sept. 2002. He was in charge of all Operation Noble Eagle homeland defense air operations.

Zander has been the 4th Mission Support Group commander since 2002 and this month, he will be assigned to Robins Air Force Base, Ga., as the Civil Engineer, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command.

Lt. Col. James Davis Jr. took command of the 4th Medical Support Squadron from Lt. Col. Craig Pascoe in a ceremony also on Tuesday. Davis was commander of the Medical Support Squadron at the 27th Medical Group at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M.

Summer lunches

Rebuilding Broken Places Community Development Corporation is a local sponsor of a federally funded Summer Food Service Program that provides a free lunch to children 18 years and younger during the summer.

The lunch is served daily at the Greenleaf Vision of Faith Community Center, at 2105 North William St., from 11:45 a.m. until 1:45 p.m.

For more information, call 581-9178, ext. 104.

15 awards

The city of Goldsboro received 15 awards during a North Carolina Department of Safety luncheon. The luncheon gives the state an opportunity to recognize businesses and other organizations for their safety efforts.

"Our city and employees stole the show," Mayor Al King said. "We've had six consecutive years of being accident-free, and that didn't happen by accident."