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Published in News on November 30, 2004 2:01 PM

Indian culture program

The Wayne County Museum will host a program on Native American culture at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Duane Everhart, an active member of the Piqua Sept Shawnee Tribe, will discuss the eastern woodlands people.

The focus of his program will cover eastern woodlands culture during colonialization. Light refreshments will follow his presentation.

Everhart has studied the culture of eastern woodlands people and taught courses on the indigenous people of North Carolina for Barton College. He teaches criminal justice at Wayne Community College and is active with American Indian groups in Ohio and South Carolina.

He was instrumental in developing the Native American section of the Wayne County Museum's permanent exhibit.

Those attending the event are encouraged to view the exhibits, including Dr. Daniel Gall's exhibit called Pre-Columbian Archaeology: Prehistory of the Americas, which will be up through December.

The museum is located at 116 N. William St. in downtown Goldsboro. For more information call 734-5023.

Bike trail sought

Mount Olive town officials hope to build a bike trail around the new waste treatment tree farm.

Mount Olive Town Manager Ray McDonald says a pre-application for a planning grant is due by Dec. 3 at the Department of Transportation office in Raleigh. The money, which might be around $20,000, will be used to hire a consultant to plan the trail for the town. The consultant will then determine how much it would cost to build it, and the town can apply for a trail grant.

McDonald said he has been told those applicants that receive the planning grant will be more likely to qualify for the trail grant. There are agencies to choose from in applying for the trail grant, he said. "There's plenty of money out there to do these things."

Still time to join parade

There is still time to sign up to join the Goldsboro Jaycees' Christmas Parade Saturday.

Entries for the parade will be accepted through 5 p.m. Friday. There is now a $50 late fee in addition to the entry fee. Entry forms are available at the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, by e-mailing the Jaycees at goldsborojaycees@nc.rr.com or can be downloaded from their website at http://home.nc.rr.com/goldsborojaycees/index-_files/parade.

Position and line-up information for entries already received is available at the Jaycees' website. A representative of the Jaycees will be at the Chamber of Commerce on Friday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. for those wishing to drop off entry forms and fees.

For information contact Michael Casey at 222-8280 or Allison Taylor at 734-6848.

More shots coming

North Carolina will receive 337,000 doses of flu vaccine by December and January. Local physicians, hospitals and long term care facilities are encouraged to call their local health department to reserve vaccine for their patients. In Wayne County call Josa Raynor-Vaughn, communicable Disease program manager with the Wayne County Health Department at 731-1271.

The flu is spread from person to person through respiratory droplets of coughs and sneezes. In order to help prevent the spread of flu, the public is encouraged to continue practicing good personal hygiene. That includes avoiding close contact with people who are sick, staying home when you are sick, covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing and sneezing, washing your hands often and avoiding touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

Flu season typically peaks between November and March.

Individuals over 65 and anyone younger with certain chronic health conditions are also reminded of the importance of getting a pneumonia shot.