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By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on March 17, 2005 1:48 PM

Horse festival Saturday

The Fourth Annual Eastern Carolina Regional Horse Festival will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Wayne County Fairgrounds.

Cost is $5 with children 10 years old and younger admitted free.

The event will include clinics on saddle fitting, jumping, caring for older horses, hunter gymnastics, equine massage therapy, barn safety, selecting the proper bit, feeding to condition, body-condition scoring, hunt-seat equitation showmanship and stock-seat equitation trail.

The event is being sponsored by the Cooperative Extension Service and REINS, the Regional Equine Information Network System.

More information about the festival and pre-registration for youth and amateur clinics may be obtained by calling Eileen Coite at the Wayne County Extension Service office at 731-1525, or by emailing her at eileen_coite@ncsu.edu

Rabies vaccinations available

A second round rabies vaccination clinics sponsored by Wayne County Animal Control will be held Saturday at two locations. People may bring their cats and dogs to Grantham Elementary School from 8:30 a.m-10:30 a.m. for shots, which are $5. The clinic will move to the old Pikeville School building and be open there from 1-3 p.m.

Proof of a prior rabies vaccination is required to obtain a 3-year vaccination. If proof is not provided, a one-year vaccination will be administered. dogs and cats over the age of four months should be vaccinated against rabies. Dogs and cats need another vaccination a year later and every three years thereafter.

Wrong day for battle

An error appeared in Tuesday's story about the 140th anniversary activities at the Bentonville Battlefield historic site this weekend. The re-enactment of the fight for Morris Farm will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, not Saturday. Saturday's events will include a battle re-enactment at 3 p.m.

Art as therapy

Goldsboro poet Bobby G. Price is looking for people who have disabilities and/or serious illnesses and who use art as self-prescribed therapy.

Price, who is continuing to recover from brain surgery and a stroke, returned to writing poetry as a way to deal with his illness. He thought it would be educational and inspirational to have an exhibit of work by artists in similar situations.

In addition to the work being displayed at the Arts Council of Wayne County, he would like to have a reception during which artists discuss their situations and their artwork.

Artists interested in participating should send a letter about their work and disability or illness to Price at 1114 Park Avenue A, Goldsboro, N.C. 27530 or to the Arts Council of Wayne County at 2406 E. Ash St., Goldsboro, N.C. 27534.