Monday, October 31, 2016

My NAACP Freedom Fund-Health Award


   Yep, that's right my NAACP Freedom Fund Health award! It is a great acknowledgement for ELEE and I am proud for us all!


CLICK ANY PICTURE TO MAKE BIGGER


picture taken by Karen Martin 



I was totally blown away when I first read the letter from my dear friend Bob Finch (on right in pic) the Community Affairs Chairman letting me know “I would be receiving the Health Award for my work through EnvironmentaLee.org.”

Lee County NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet was Saturday Oct. 29th 2016, at 6pm. 

this was in the Banquet booklets 

Everything was so exciting! Dean and Johnsie Tipton were there for support by the time I got there. Johnsie took some pics of me outside and was so full of encouragement, as she always is! It is folks like her that keep me fighting when I feel like giving up. She is my cheering squid :)  

Soon we were joined by Alan and Barbara Longman and John Wagner as well! I was so nervous I forgot my camera and if you know me well that is like most people forgetting their phones. So I missed so many shots I would have liked to had taken. I tried with my flip phone and just got 1 blurry one of this sweet couple. 
Dean and Johnsie

Johnsie took some pictures though and will be sending them to me soon. She takes great pictures too! I'll add them asap or make a 2nd blog .(updated added below)

This was a first for me in so many ways, 1st award for being an Health activist , some of the honorees had many awards of all kinds. Margaret Murchison is one.

 1st time sitting in the front tables of a big banquet like this, held for the honorees and one extra… (I am so thankful Debbie Hall was there by my side the whole time!) Other honorees at our table were the Mayor Chet Mann and his wife Missy, Margaret Murchison and husband Fred.  

There was music by "Tempting Male Chorus" (proud to say one of those fellows was Vincent 'Fisher' Mcmillian who has marchedand rallied with ELEE many times!)

There was great food buffet style (honorees and party went 1st) , an inspiring speaker Dr.Rupert W. Nacosta , PhD (would love to go hear him anytime!

Best of all wonderful fellowship with folks from all walks of life that want to make good things happen and changes for the future of our community! 

As Lee County NAACP President Ervin Fox and Bob Finch introduced each person so wonderfully and only one actually spoke Bill Horner, III asked to speak right before me!

I thought I would not be speaking since Ervin and Bob did so well introducing not just me, but invited everyone with EnvironmentaLee that was there to stand up in front with me!

I laughed when I was asked to speak…My speech… I actually did not take it out of my purse (still at the table)! So I tried to remember what I had written but did okay I guess… ? Atleast they know we are out here now! 

So here is what I wrote…

I am honored by this award and I must share this with all the people that volunteer with me at ELEE. Especially, Debbie Hall, Marsha Ligon and Keely Wood who work as hard as I do helping to educate our community of the environmental hazards like fracking and Duke Energy wanting to dump at least 8 million tons of coal ash here in Lee County next year. 

These are just a few issues threatening our water, land, air and the health of our future generations in our county and state.I also must thank the Lee County NAACP for helping ELEE since we started. Last but not least Carl my sweetheart, for his support of me in my works.

there were 12 recipients of the NAACP Freedom Fund awards:

Employer of the year-COTY

Small Business -Greg & Nancy Adams of Piggly Wiggly

Community Service-Sheriff Tracy Carter

 Education-Dr. Andy Bryan

Man of the Year-Mayor Chet Mann

Woman of the Year-Margaret Murchison

Medgar Evers Legacy-Rev. Daniel Owens

Lifetime Achievement-Attorney Bill Wilson

 Church of the year-Rev. Shawn Williams

Pastor of the Year-Dr. Jace Cox

Media -Bill Horner, III, Publisher Emeritus of the Herald

Health-Terica Luxton of EnvironmentaLee


One more really "COOL" thing I got was this neat hand fan !



Here are the pictures Johnsie sent to me.
Johnsie took these 1st two outside of the banquet 

SO glad I turned my award the right way ! 


Debbie Hall , me and Johnsie 





Lynda Turbeville and me , taken by her hubby.







My NAACP Freedom Fund-Health Award


 Yep, that's right my NAACP Freedom Fund Health award! It is a great acknowledgement for ELEE and I am proud for us all!


CLICK ANY PICTURE TO MAKE BIGGER


picture taken by Karen Martin 



I was totally blown away when I first read the letter from my dear friend Bob Finch (on right in pic) the Community Affairs Chairman letting me know “I would be receiving the Health Award for my work through EnvironmentaLee.org.”

Lee County NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet was Saturday Oct. 29th 2016, at 6pm. 

this was in the Banquet booklets 

Everything was so exciting! Dean and Johnsie Tipton were there for support by the time I got there. Johnsie took some pics of me outside and was so full of encouragement, as she always is! It is folks like her that keep me fighting when I feel like giving up. She is my cheering squid :)  

Soon we were joined by Alan and Barbara Longman and John Wagner as well! I was so nervous I forgot my camera and if you know me well that is like most people forgetting their phones. So I missed so many shots I would have liked to had taken. I tried with my flip phone and just got 1 blurry one of this sweet couple. 
Dean and Johnsie

Johnsie took some pictures though and will be sending them to me soon. She takes great pictures too! I'll add them asap or make a 2nd blog .(updated added below)

This was a first for me in so many ways, 1st award for being an Health activist , some of the honorees had many awards of all kinds. Margaret Murchison is one.

 1st time sitting in the front tables of a big banquet like this, held for the honorees and one extra… (I am so thankful Debbie Hall was there by my side the whole time!) Other honorees at our table were the Mayor Chet Mann and his wife Missy, Margaret Murchison and husband Fred.  

There was music by "Tempting Male Chorus" (proud to say one of those fellows was Vincent 'Fisher' Mcmillian who has marchedand rallied with ELEE many times!)

There was great food buffet style (honorees and party went 1st) , an inspiring speaker Dr.Rupert W. Nacosta , PhD (would love to go hear him anytime!

Best of all wonderful fellowship with folks from all walks of life that want to make good things happen and changes for the future of our community! 

As Lee County NAACP President Ervin Fox and Bob Finch introduced each person so wonderfully and only one actually spoke Bill Horner, III asked to speak right before me!

I thought I would not be speaking since Ervin and Bob did so well introducing not just me, but invited everyone with EnvironmentaLee that was there to stand up in front with me!

I laughed when I was asked to speak…My speech… I actually did not take it out of my purse (still at the table)! So I tried to remember what I had written but did okay I guess… ? Atleast they know we are out here now! 

So here is what I wrote…

I am honored by this award and I must share this with all the people that volunteer with me at ELEE. Especially, Debbie Hall, Marsha Ligon and Keely Wood who work as hard as I do helping to educate our community of the environmental hazards like fracking and Duke Energy wanting to dump at least 8 million tons of coal ash here in Lee County next year. 

These are just a few issues threatening our water, land, air and the health of our future generations in our county and state.I also must thank the Lee County NAACP for helping ELEE since we started. Last but not least Carl my sweetheart, for his support of me in my works.

there were 12 recipients of the NAACP Freedom Fund awards:

Employer of the year-COTY

Small Business -Greg & Nancy Adams of Piggly Wiggly

Community Service-Sheriff Tracy Carter

 Education-Dr. Andy Bryan

Man of the Year-Mayor Chet Mann

Woman of the Year-Margaret Murchison

Medgar Evers Legacy-Rev. Daniel Owens

Lifetime Achievement-Attorney Bill Wilson

 Church of the year-Rev. Shawn Williams

Pastor of the Year-Dr. Jace Cox

Media -Bill Horner, III, Publisher Emeritus of the Herald

Health-Terica Luxton of EnvironmentaLee


One more really "COOL" thing I got was this neat hand fan !



Here are the pictures Johnsie sent to me.
Johnsie took these 1st two outside of the banquet 

SO glad I turned my award the right way ! 

Debbie Hall , me and Johnsie 





Lynda Turbeville and me , taken by her hubby.







Tuesday, September 6, 2016

1/2 mile map for coal ash sites with bad water




this map link might be helpful to you all. It is a link to a map with the outlined 1/2 mile radius for each site. You can click on your site and then click "zoom in" at the bottom of the tab to see the 1/2 mile radius. You will notice that all sites near a river have a 1/2 mile that resembles a half moon crescent. This is because HB630 excludes those water hookups living within a half mile radius, but are divided by the mainstem of a river. This excludes many in Arden and other sites that have contaminated wells across the river from the power plants until the contamination is proven to be from coal ash.

http://ncdenr.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=7063498172ce4e17923c216f900c6b9e

HB630
(c1) Provision of Permanent Water Supply. – As soon as practicable, but no later than October 15, 2018, the owner of a coal combustion residuals surface impoundment shall establish permanent replacement water supplies for (i) each household that has a drinking water supply well located within a one-half mile radius from the established compliance boundary of a coal combustion residuals impoundment, and is not separated from the impoundment by the mainstem of a river, as that term is defined under G.S. 143-215.22G, or other body of water that would prevent the migration of contaminants through groundwater from the impoundment to a well and……

“Mainstem” definition:
§ 143-215.22G.  Definitions.
In addition to the definitions set forth in G.S. 143-212 and G.S. 143-213, the following definitions apply to this Part.
(1)        "Mainstem" means that portion of a river having the same name as a river basin defined in subdivision (1b) of this section. "Mainstem" does not include named or unnamed tributaries.
(full text: http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2015/Bills/House/PDF/H630v5.pdf)

Monday, August 22, 2016

Postmenopausalzest: Nuclear Apples? Debuts September 1

Postmenopausalzest: Nuclear Apples? Debuts September 1: Nuclear Apples? The Third Penny Weaver Mystery. Publisher: Hoganvillaea Books. Paperback: $15.00 ISBN-13: 978-1530404506 E-book: $2.9...

Monday, August 15, 2016

Postmenopausalzest: The People of North Carolina Deserve Better

A good Read

Postmenopausalzest: The People of North Carolina Deserve Better: Photo of an organic farm belonging to the Robersons in Chatham a few years ago.  Wonderful produce, but hard work! *** This is a lette...

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Word art by Korean artist Gwang Hyuk Rhee


Okay I have spent many hours searching for information of a print I have owned nearly 20 years. 
Today I decided to try searching for "Word art" on google and facebook versus 'typed art ' or text art and got lucky. I found the artist ! Gwang Hyuk Rhee .
So I decided to post it here to keep track of it. Here is the picture that started my adventure searching for information since the 90's when it was given to me by a dear friend. 
  The picture is made entirely of letters, written in varying sizes and thicknesses, thus giving the impression of light and dark, highlights and shadows.  Even more amazing is the fact that the letters make words, the words make sentences, and the sentences tell a story.  
The letters, 105,000 of them are from the Gospel according to St. Luke. This one reads using the 98,000 letter of St.Matthews Gospel  ? 
It has a handmade frame looks like same period  of  copyright 1967

CLICK any pic to enlarge 

Notice copyright and the empty space at bottom . Newer copies have MESSIAH written in that space. 

a real close zoom 


So here is what I found today using the search words ' Word Art , Christ'    
I was excited because it gave a name , even though it is Rhee not Lee .

this helped to find more stuff too
then I found these prints being sold but they are slightly different than mine , they have added Messiah in the empty space that mine has . 
Does that mean mine is an earlier print ? 

found here 

Gwang Hyuk Rhee
Rhee wrote: "As a child, I knew
the Lord. I prayed
to God that my life
would not be empty
like a disappearing
cloud, but would leave something behind for the
generations to come. When I was about 30 years old, I
was divinely inspired that a picture of the Lord could
be revealed by the printed word of God. But at the
time, Korea was under Japanese occupation, then
under the communist regime. I was not able to do
anything but pray the the Lord everyday for His
guidance for 10 years. It wasn’t until 1950, during the
Korean war, I had to leave my family briefly, that
North and South Korea were divided, and I could no
longer return home. ... I began writing the Scriptures
in the form of pictures without anybody noticing for
10 years, another 10 years, and another 10 years,
living alone in the back room of a secluded house. I
believe that this work is not my own creation, but the
Lord’s gracious gift that He lets me work on through
the Holy Spirit. This work is not technically superior
art, but rather, just a humble expression of my
gratitude for the Lord."
learn more on page 4 and 5 of this 

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Two of many Fields of Filth in Lee Co NC

This interactive map is really a great resource put together by the Waterkeeper Alliance 

Here are 2 Chicken Farms surrounded by 100 year Floodplains sitting ‪on Sanford‬'s largest watershed too ...

Click any picture to enlarge.

I circled the 2 chicken factory farms on this picture . check out the legend below to let you know what it all is.   







Ragan rd farm





 map of area of both farms 
Payne farm


BTW the folks that live near these farms Only have Well Water , no City water available.

For the record , I own land with a well that was hand dug over 100 years ago, that is centered "in between these Chicken Farms " If anyone would like to test that well it can be done manually it has not been used since I drank from it nearly 20 years ago. 


Sunday, May 29, 2016

6 yr old Emotional Environmentalist



here is my comment on this video

LOVE this boy , this is my 4th time watching and I still cry ! Will be sharing everywhere ! What passion ! Please tell Henry to give himself a "Giant Hug" from all of us Environmentalist he just gave hope for the future. We are very proud of his work for the environment he has touched MILLIONS of hearts already . I personally promise to do my part to help stop littering where I live and will be sharing Henry's passion with kids in our group too. I predict "The Ellen Show" will be calling you soon! Check out our work in progress with kids http://www.environmentalee.org/kid-s-page-busy-bees "
Allie Great job on capturing a masterpiece !

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Between the Lines: Justice for All?


Folks please go here and read this blog from BREDL.org's Therese Vick
Between the Lines: Justice for All?Friends, I was among the many that attended an April 7th hearing held by the North Carolina Advisory Committee of the US Commission on Civil Rights in Walnut Cove. The testimony from the community and panelists (well at least some of the panelists) was moving and powerful, in fact more than one Commission member was moved to tears. Our own Mr. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Assistant Secretary Tom Reeder was a panelist! He didn't move anyone to tears,...

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Between the Lines: DEQ's Weird Science

Between the Lines: DEQ's Weird Science: So...what would you little maniacs like to do first?  ~Lisa, Weird Science, 1985 Friends, We have witnessed a true miracle in North C...

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Litter in Lee County NC


We have a messy problem here in our county and we at 
want to help educate our kids, so they in turn will educate their family and friends to be 
"litter leaders" not litterbugs . 
Here are some things to share . Click any pic to see it bigger. Right click to print 
found online


from NC DOT website 




FIND MORE HERE http://www.teachwithme.com/blogs/getting-to-the-core/item/4334-earth-day-activities-and-crafts 


Saturday, April 2, 2016

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

NCDHHS Williams at Lee county NC March 7th


March 7th ...Lee County NC, hears Williams of #NCDHHS, Claims water contamination is not really dangerous since they CHANGED the codes . So drink your water with #chromium6 . DukeE likes our new announcement ...So drink up ...
My youtube account only allows small amounts posted at a time .Williams was long winded..so I had to do it in 4 parts .







Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Lee Co NC BOC , Colon Well Water report

2 weeks ago at the BOC meeting NC DEQ & DHHS came to tell
Colon water was tested ,reported as contaminated with chromium 6 also others and now the state says it is not? Hear what our  BOC is saying about that now ...






part 3 also from the last meeting

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Between the Lines: Occam's Razor or Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

A Must READ

Between the Lines: Occam's Razor or Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?: "Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem." [1] Translated from the Latin: "More things should not be used than ...