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Jones herself was hesitant to have a mammogram. She did not feel her symptoms were typical breast cancer symptoms: a lump in the breast or underarm, irritation or dimpling of breast skin, redness or п¬‚aky skin in the nipple area, pain in any area of the breast or nipple discharge other than breast milk. вЂњI felt no lumps,вЂќ she said. вЂњI had no pain. I just had a funny feeling, an engorged breast like there was a rush of milk. So I made an appointment with my doctor.вЂќ JonesвЂ™s family physician warned her that this could be the early stages of breast cancer and ordered a mammogram. Omega scheduled an appointment at Cape Fear ValleyвЂ™s Breast Care Center. There she had a digital mammogram so advanced it could п¬Ѓnd tumors the size of a ballpoint pen tip. вЂњI was amazed at the technology,вЂќ she said. вЂњThey found cancer cells so small theyвЂ™d never have shown up on a regular mammogram.вЂќ Due to the cancerвЂ™s early detection, Jones found herself with options many donвЂ™t have. вЂњBecause it was found early, I didnвЂ™t have to have chemo. And I was able to wait before I started radiation therapy,вЂќ she says. вЂњIt gave me time to prepare myself, to get used to the idea before I started treatment.вЂќ REAL ESTATE Tax Service 5114 Yadkin Road * Ste 128 Fayetteville, NC 28303 Today she п¬Ѓnds herself with a good prognosis. She is currently cancer free and educating others about the importance of early detection. No Appointments Necessary *Discount Offered вЂњYour body tells you when it doesnвЂ™t feel well,вЂќ says Jones. вЂњIf IвЂ™d waited for a lump, the prognosis wouldвЂ™ve been different. I listened to my body and got a mammogram.вЂќ Every woman should take an active part in breast cancer detection by conducting monthly breast self-exams. Check for changes in size or shape of the breast, as well as any changes to your armpit area each month. You know your body better than anyone else; if you notice a change, make an appointment with your physician for an exam. If you are age 40 or older, have a screening mammogram conducted every one to two years. Having regular mammograms can greatly lower your chance of dying from breast cancer, as they catch abnormalities earlier than self exam or clinical breast exams may. Walter E. 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Sandhill Deals, Inc .....Walk In - Ride Out 2211 Hope Mills Road * Fayetteville, NC вЂњIf We DonвЂ™t Have It, WeвЂ™ll Find ItвЂќ 2003 Mercedes E500 * Loaded Sunroof * Gray Call Dave At: (910) 485-1100 Ask Dave about our $150 referral fee Page 4 The Fayetteville Press Sept/Oct 2014 Edition Editorial / Opinion The Fayetteville Press Newspaper welcomes letters from its readers. All letters must be signed and must include a home address and a daytime phone number. All letters are subject to editing. We will not publish unsigned or pseudonymous letters. Mail or E-mail your letters to: The Fayetteville Press Newspaper, P.O. Box 9166, Fayetteville NC 28311 E-mail: [email protected] Mr. President, Ferguson is calling. by Northstar News Staff Congressman John Lewis & Atty. Steve Stokes Vote or Starve Our failure to vote means we do not get to dine at the dinner table where American democracy is served. Kitchen help and servers to others who get to feast to their satisfaction is all we risk being. Barely a crumb will we take of the good life where equality, justice and fairness are concerned. DoesnвЂ™t and shouldnвЂ™t the sweet aroma of unalienable rights and the pursuit of happiness entice us even a wee bit, to want badly enough to sip and sop at the trough that is the American democratic ideal? If we are the cooks, doesnвЂ™t our culinary input entitle and entice us to want to taste the final product, such as it is? Surely, we must know how much blood, sweat and tears we have stirred in the pot of progress to make the grand experiment edible to an evolved citizenry. We can ill-afford to have such reticence regarding the comprised parts and players within the American political framework (i.e., politicians and the offices they seek or hold), where such apathy produces, as it were, a static, non-participatory democracy which renders us uninvolved, un-included, and un-elevated? The all-important right to vote is the big umbrella under which our adequate participation and inclusion in every other part of American life is made possible. Our failure to vote for the office of the United States President on down to the lowest governmental office can have significant, adverse consequences for the quality of our living, on so many levels. Consider, for example, the important roles of some of our elected officials and query whether we have the luxury of not having a say in who gets to occupy those positions: United States President вЂ“ The President is responsible to the American people to the extent that he must fulfill a number of key roles. As Chief of State, he must inspire the American people. He is a living symbol of the nation. As Chief Executive, he decides how the laws of the United States are to be enforced and chooses officials, such as cabinet members and the heads of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to help run the Executive Branch. As Chief Diplomat, the president decides what American diplomats and ambassadors shall say to foreign governments. He makes the foreign policy of the United States. As Commander-In-Chief, the president is in charge of the U.S. armed forces, and decides where troops shall be stationed, where ships shall be sent, and how weapons shall be used. As Chief Legislator, the Constitution gives the president power to influence Congress in its lawmaking. As Chief of Party, the president helps members of his political party get elected or appointed to office. The president campaigns for those members who have supported his policies. And as Chief Guardian of the Economy, the president must attend to such things as unemployment, high prices, taxes, business profits, and the general prosperity of the country. While not in control of the economy, he is expected to help it run smoothly. U.S. Legislative Branch вЂ” Congress is the primary lawmaking body of the U.S. Government. Members of Congress introduce legislative proposals called bills or resolutions. Members vote on the proposals, which are then sent to the Executive branch to be approved. Members of Congress also review the work of executive agencies to determine if they are following Government policy. Our Congress is a bicameral legislature вЂ” a lawmaking body with two houses вЂ” consisting of the House of Representatives and the Senate to ensure everyone has equal representation. The Senate has 100 members, while the House of Representatives has 435 voting Members and five Delegates, each serving a two year term, and one Resident Commissioner who serves for four years. The Senate and the House each has powers not granted to the other (i.e., for the Senate, giving approval to appointments of Cabinet secretaries and federal judges; and for the House of Representatives, the ability to elect the President if the Electoral College is tied). NC Governor вЂ“ The governor heads the Council of State. He is responsible for preparing and presenting the state budget to the General Assembly. Additionally, he has extensive powers of appointment of executive branch officials, some judges, and members of boards and commissions. The governor serves as Commander in Chief of the state military forces except when they are called into the service of the United States. School Board вЂ“The local school board is a critical public link to public schools. School board members serve the community in several important ways. First and foremost school boards must look out for students. Quality education should be the only concern on the school boardвЂ™s agenda. When making decisions about school programs, school boards should incorporate their communityвЂ™s view of what students should know and be able to do. School boards should be accessible to the public and accountable for the performance of their schools. School boards are the education watchdog for their communities, ensuring that students get the best education for the tax dollars spent. The school superintendent provides a vision for the district, while also preparing budgets for the school boardвЂ™s approval, overseeing school-wide initiatives and regulations and maintaining district standards. City Council вЂ” The City Council is an elected body representing the citizens of Fayetteville. The city council consists of nine council members and a mayor. All nine council members are elected from individual districts, and only citizens within the city limits can vote for those seats on the council. Citizens only vote for a candidate running in their respective districts. Cumberland County falls under the requirements of the Federal Voting Rights Act. In accordance with that act, four of the nine districts are drawn so that minorities are assured a voting majority within that district. That creates the opportunity for minority representation on the council roughly equal to minority representation within the cityвЂ™s population. The mayor is elected at-large. The mayor acts as the official head of city government and presides at city council meetings. The mayor is a voting member of the council. The mayor also appoints council members to city council committees and liaison positions. Local trial Judges вЂ” Unlike with our city council, no federal law exists to assure that any of Cumberland CountyвЂ™s ten (10) district court judges, or its four superior court judges be roughly equal to minority representation within the city or countyвЂ™s population. A judge makes important and often life-defining decisions regarding persons or property. Accordingly, it is important that a judge has broad experience, demonstrates good judicial temperament, and is fair, just and impartial in all decision-making, Anything less undermines the confidence the public has a right to enjoy in our justice system. Thus, when we add up all of the various offices and scope of the responsibilities of our elected officials, we realize how significantly they daily impact our economic, political, educational and social-well being, as well as our liberty and pursuit of happiness. When we fail to vote, we forfeit the right and opportunity to chose who we would want to entrust with our precious democratic resources, and thereby risk relegating ourselves to permanent second-class citizenship in the worldвЂ™s richest and most powerful country. In such a precarious state, we lack the wherewithal to survive and to thrive. We essentially вЂњstarveвЂќ to death because we lack adequate access to the political and economic nourishment required for full citizenship. Therefore, during this election cycle, starting with early voting, October 23rd thru November 1st, and on Election Day, November 4, 2014, we must fully participate in the democratic process by voting in the greatest possible numbers, so that we may fairly choose those who will serve we the people. Let us be active, committed, and determined to achieve our democracy, to take our full and rightful place within it, and to be truly and unequivocally, American. by Attorney Stephen C. Stokes President, Cumberland County Bar Association (2013-2014) Candidate for District Court Judge (Franks seat) Yes, there are other places where Black men have been killed by the police. Ferguson, however, has become the flashpoint, the symbolic representation of police brutality and indifference for the lives of Black people. It has become what Birmingham became to the civil rights movement after the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church and murder of four Black girls in that church. Ferguson has become a rallying cry for the pent up anger, hurt and resentment of decades of police violence against Black people. This President cannot on one hand launch an initiative tagged вЂњMy BrotherвЂ™s KeeperвЂќ and then sit in the White House as his brothers cry out for help. It is not enough to express empathy; not enough to send the Attorney General. America needs to see its President on the streets of Ferguson. They need to hear their President speak unapologetically about the history of racism in America and why Ferguson is not an anomaly but the latest chapter in the American saga. The world needs to see the first African-American President, the leader of the вЂњfree worldвЂќ standing behind the presidential seal and affirming the human rights of Black men. Our detractors around the world need to see our President, our Black President speak forcefully on the constitutional rights of African-Americans. Black people in America need to see the full weight of the federal government take on this menace of police violence and be assured that вЂ�stateвЂ™s rightвЂ™ to kill is unacceptable. When Lyndon Johnson determined that poverty was a plague on America, he referenced Appalachia and traveled to communities of poor whites. Johnson understood the power of his office and cared less whether the symbolic representation of his policy was white and southern. LBJ, a Dixiecrat, also declared boldly before Congress that вЂњwe shall overcomeвЂќ knowing full well the political penalty he would pay. He understood that his moral duty as President compelled him to ignore political considerations and history was calling upon him to do the right thing. George W. Bush traveled to Africa and acknowledged the continued legacy in the United States of the enslavement of Africans during a trip to Goree Island, Senegal. Yes, Johnson and Bush are white but LBJ, W and Barack are all Presidents. Those same forces of history, of legacy, that moved Johnson and Bush are now weighing upon this historic presidency. By not traveling to Ferguson this President is playing into the hands of those who have worked to diminish his presidency. He cannot equivocate and he cannot worry about the mid-term election. The America that exists today will continue to exist after November albeit with a different countenance if this President rises to the occasion. President Obama has little effective time left in office. It would be a tragic miscalculation to be a spectator when his community, his nation needs to see him and hear him speak decisively on why America cannot afford Fergusons if we are to be the Republic we claim. The Fayetteville Press Newspaper вЂњYour Community NewspaperвЂќ P.O. Box 9166 Fayetteville * NC 28311 (910) 323-3120 - Office www.fayettevillepress.com *Publisher - JJ Jones *General Manager Chrystal M. Thomas *Sales Manager Dwight Brown *Editor - Jae McKrae *Staff Writer - Fred Whitted *Account Executives Dr. Don Reid Thurgood вЂњMikeвЂќ Flowers Chris Miller *Distribution Michael Dykes Nero B. Coleman *Staff Chaplain Rev. John T. 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Coleman (910) 574-3577 or 800-445-2969 Visit our Center at 3377/3389 Cumberland Road Fayetteville, NC 28306 Page 6 The Fayetteville Press Sept/Oct 2014 Edition Church News & More 40 Nights of Revival Abundant Life Church of God 220 Pelt Drive * Fayetteville, NC 28301 (910) 488-4578-Church * (910) 488-3284 - Office Theme: вЂњOne AccordвЂќ Scripture: And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. (Acts 2:1) Tuesday Night WomenвЂ™s Discipleship Bible Study 6-8pm Sunday Morning Worship (10:00am) Sunday School (9:00am) Bishop JC Monroe, Jr Founder & Pastor Wednesday Night Family Training Hour (7:30pm) Come out and be Blessed! Bishop Jimmy and Bishop Rosa Jackson Host Pastors LetвЂ™s get on One ACCORD (910) 584-5081 When: September 15 to October 24, 2014 Monday thru Friday @ 7pm Saturday & Sunday @ 6pm True Vine Community Church вЂњChanging Lives Building CommunitesвЂќ 4443A Cumberland Road * Fay., NC 28306 Worship Services Holy Ghost Headquarters 100 Highway 210, Spring Lake, NC 28390 *A different speaker each night from the surrounding area вЂњRevival Time MinistriesвЂќ Wanted: 898 Marsh Street * Fayetteville, NC Minister of Music/Fulltime *Bible Based Teaching *Youth Ministry *Entrepreneurship *Outreach Ministry Pastor Brenda Haynes & Deacon John Haynes (910) 670-5654 Radio Ministry WIDU Christian; read music and play by ear; train voices; skilled in a diverse genre of music; good personnel and management skills; music degree (not required) or college training a plus. Salary plus benefits. Send Resume to: 1600 AM Radio www.widuradio.com Friendship MBC Attn: Music Search Committee Saturday Nights @ 7:30 PM PO Box 1149, Fayetteville, NC 28302 Mama Pearls For A Taste That Is Out Of This World (EAT AT MAMA PEARLS) HOME OF THE $.99 MENU 1007 Suite A Mirage Plaza Ramsey Street Fayetteville, NC (910) 229-2484 Open 7AM until 10pm NOTHING OVER $.99 CENTS *Breakfast 7AM - 11AM NOTHING OVER $.99 CENTS LUNCH *$4.99 Daily Lunch Specials 11AM Until 3PM Daily Lunch Specials Include 2 Vegetables & Coffee/Tea or Koolaid *NOTHING OVER $.99 CENTS DESERTS Bishop Theron J. Hawkins *Sunday Worship @ 11am *Tuesday: Life Group Bible Study @10am *Thursday: Mid-Week Bible Study 6pm Every 1st & 3rd Friday @ 5:30pm Movie, Game Night & Arts & Crafts (910) 709-4942 Community Thrift Store [email protected] www.tvcc7.net 8am to 6pm Mon - Sat Emmanuel Bible College & Herbal Academy Emmanuel Bible College * (910) 323-1685 Classes:Tuesday 6pm - 8pm * Saturday: 3pm - 5pm 1811 Overlook Drive * Fayetteville, NC Dr. T.W. Murray * Founder Dr. S. Mtunda (910) 336-2613 WHAT TO DO WHEN A LOVED ONE IS ILL When a loved one is taken ill and you are deeply concerned, what can you do to help that is of a practical spiritual nature? 1. Follow the advice of a prominent medical school head who said, вЂњIn sickness, send for your minister even as you send for your doctor.вЂќ In other words, believe that spiritual forces as well as medical technique are important in healing. 2. Pray for the doctor. Realize that God uses trained human instrumentality to aid His healing powers. As one doctor has put it, вЂњWe treat the patent and God heals him.вЂќ Pray therefore that the doctor may be an open channel of GodвЂ™s healing grace. 3. Whatever you do, do not become panicky or filled with fear, for if you do, you will send out negative and therefore destructive thoughts in the direction of your loved one when he requires positive and healing thoughts to assist them. 4. Remember that God does nothing except by law. Also remember that our little materialistic laws are only fragmentary revelations of the great power flowing through the universe. Spiritual law also gov- erns sickness. God has arranged two remedies for all sickness. One is healing through natural laws applicable by science, and the other brings healing by spiritual law applicable through faith. 5. Completely surrender your loved one into the hands of God. By your faith, you can place him in the flow of Divine power. There is healing there, but in order for it to be effective, the patient must be completely released to the operation of GodвЂ™s will. This is difficult to understand and equally difficult to perform, but it is a fact that if the great desire for the loved one to live is matched with an equally great willingness to relinquish him to God, healing powers are amazingly set in motion. 6. It is also important that harmony prevail in the family, that is, a spiritual harmony. Remember the emphasis in the scripture, St. Matthew 18:19, вЂњif two of you shall AGREE on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.вЂќ Apparently, disharmony and disease are akin. 7. Form a picture in your mind of the loved one as being well. Visualize him in perfect health. Picture him as radiant with the love and goodness of God. The conscious mind may suggest sickness, even death, but nine-tenths of your mind is in the subconscious. Let the picture of health sink into the subconscious, and this powerful part of your mind will send forth radiant health energy. What we believe in the subconscious, we usually get. Unless your faith controls the subconscious, you will never get any good thing, for the subconscious gives back only what your real thought is. If the real thought is negative, the results will also be negative. If the real thought is positive, you will get positive and healing results.
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