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By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on March 10, 2005 1:45 PM

Longleaf Pine

Presentation of three memberships into the Order of the Longleaf Pine and an announcement regarding an unusual new organization will be features of a Law Enforcement Appreciation Banquet Saturday at the Wayne Agricultural Center.

The function will begin with a concert by the Charles B. Aycock Jazz Band at 6:30 p.m.

The affair is sponsored by members of a new organization, "Ninety-Nine Shepherds." The origin and purpose of the group will be explained at the banquet by Rick Pridgen -- one of the 99 members.

The Order of the Longleaf Pine, the highest honor bestowed by the governor, will be presented to retired game protector Admiral G. Howell, and posthumously to the late Judge Arnold O. Jones and Wake County Deputy Sheriff Mack Tucker.

Scholarship deadline

The deadline for high school seniors to apply for Foundation of Wayne Community College scholarships for fall 2005 is March 31.

Guidance counselors in all Wayne County high schools have applications. Students also can access the application from the foundation's section of the college Web site at www.waynecc.edu. For information on scholarships and the application process, contact the foundation office at 735-5151

The Foundation of Wayne Community College is a non-profit organization that promotes and gathers community support for educational opportunities at Wayne Community College. In the 2004-2005 academic year, the foundation assisted students with more than 230 scholarships totaling around $130,000.


The Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Neuse Correctional Institution. Donors will receive a coupon for a free car wash.

The Bloodmobile unit is also at Southeastern Medical Oncology Center today until 5 p.m.

Job fair next week

The 15th annual career day is set for Wednesday in the Wayne Learning Center Atrium on the main campus of Wayne Community College.

The free public event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon and is co-sponsored by Wayne Community College's Cooperative Education Programs and Job Referral Department, Wayne County JobLink and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Family Support Center.

Business and industry representatives will share information about employment needs and criteria. There will be more than 60 representatives from a variety of technical fields and trades, including health care, finance, education, automotive, law enforcement, manufacturing, aviation, human services, agribusiness, retail sales, military, mechanical, administrative, clerical, accounting, information technology and government.

For information, contact Anne Millington, Lorie Waller or Carolyn Plummer at 735-5151.