Cooperative Extension with Jamon Glover: Balancing Work & Family Pt. 2

In this broadcast: Routine, Stability; Avoid Unnecessary Conflict Before Work; Make Sure You And Your Partner Are On The Same Page; Choose Your Childcare Provider Wisely.

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Public Service Announcements

Current Public Service Announcements


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The Latest:

Parker Peace Park is holding an OYSTER ROAST as part of its 60th Anniversary celebration.  It will be held on Saturday, October 23, at the old Charles Boyd Cadillac Dealership on 158 Bypass.  The menu includes steamed oysters, shrimp, fried catfish, BBQ and fixings.  Live music will be provided by Josh Woodruff.  Tickets are $40 and must be purchased by October 15.  No tickets will be sold at the door.
A silent auction will he held from 5:00 Pm to 6:00 Pm.  Dinner will be served from 6:00 to 8:00. If interested, send an e-mail to

The Fight for Misty BBQ Fund Raiser will be held on Saturday, Oct. 2 from 1 – 5pm at Harriet Baptist Church, 1354 Ruin Creek Rd. in Henderson. BBQ will be sold by the pound for $10 per pound. In 2019 Misty Bailey was diagnose with Cardiac Sarcoidosis, a rare disease that disrupts the rhythm of the heart, blood flow and normal heart function causing aggressive inflammation around the heart. The disease incurable. Proceeds from the BBQ fundraiser will be given to Misty and her Family.


Nut Bush Presbyterian Church located off NC Highway 39 in Townsville across from the post office will be having a clothing giveaway this Saturday, September 18th from 10 AM until noon. Lots of clothing, shoes, & toiletry items will be given away. Event will be held outdoors in the church yard.


Milton Hargrove and Family Anniversary, September 26, 2021 at 3:00 pm at Oak Level UCC. This anniversary will be held outside for the safety of everyone that attends. Appearing will be Sir Darek Hargrove & the Gospel Traveling Express, Soloist: Sis. Georgia Ragland and others. We invite the community to come out and help this family Celebrate Jesus for all he has done. For more information contact Rayenna Wimbush at (252)915-6316 or Milton Hargrove at (252)430-8281.


The 4th Annual Colton’s Adventure Spaghetti Plate Fundraising Event and Silent Auction will take place on Sept. 17th from 11am to 7pm at Kerr Lake Country Club, 600 Hedrick Dr. in Henderson. Plates are $9 each and include Spaghetti and salad with a choice of Ranch or thousand island dressing plus bread and a desert. A drink is included for those who dine in. Carry out and business delivery is also available.  Colton Maddox is a 4 year old boy who was diagnosed with skeletal dysplasia and other medical conditions. All proceeds will go to Colton’s direct medical care and family. Skeletal dysplasia is a rare form of dwarfism that has resulted in multiple procedures, therapies and hospital stays. Each year Colton’s family travels to Wilmington, Delaware for follow ups on Colton’s condition. The annual Spaghetti plate event helps defray the costs of Colton’s treatment.


Are you Home Schooling your children this year? Many are doing so, and it’s a great choice. Raleigh Road Baptist Church would like to help you by offering a number of tuition free courses running Monday/Wednesday/Friday, or Tuesday/Thursday.  All Courses being offered will be taught from a Christian perspective by experienced educators and professionals. Current courses being offered for Middle School and High School students are: U.S. History, World History, Old & New Testament History and Literature, Introduction to New Testament Greek Language, Comparative Religions, Christian Apologetics, and more. Courses for Grade School Students include Reading Boot Camp. Sports skills camps will also be offered for Physical Education classes. For more information, leave contact information and age of students at 252-492-4911 attention Dr. Bruce Forrest. Every child benefits from a Christian education!


The Baptist Men of West End Baptist Church on Dabney Drive in Henderson will be sponsoring a Fish Fry Fundraiser to support our Local Ministries at 220 Seafood Restaurant, Monday, October 11th,  from 4:00 PM til 7:00 PM.   Cost is $8.00 Per Plate.  Dinner will include Trout, Slaw, French Fries and Hushpuppies.  Take out Only. All proceeds will be used to support our Local Ministries which include ACTS, Lifeline Ministries, Rebuilding Hope and many others.  We look forward to seeing you on the 11th of October.


ACTS of Vance County is sponsoring a benefit concert entitled “Make a Joyful Noise unto the Lord” on Saturday, Sept. 25th beginning at 7 p.m. at McGregor Hall.  Appearing will be local talent to provide an evening of wonderful, inspirational performances. Tickets are $5 with kids 12 & under free! Sponsorship opportunities for local businesses are available. For more information on how to become a sponsor contact Lee Ann Peoples at 252-492-8231. Tickers for the event are available from any ACTS board member and at the ACTS building at 201 S. William St.


Join Franklin County Cooperative Extension agriculture and consumer horticulture agent Colby Griffin for a series of virtual workshops to learn more about backyard gardening. The classes continue on Thursdays through Oct. 21 and are free to anyone interested in taking part. Register online at Eventbrite at All classes will be conducted via Zoom and will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. Sept. 16’s topic is preparing your lawn for fall; Oct. 7’s topic is flowering trees and shrubs and fall planting; and the Oct. 21 topic is spring flowering bulbs. For more information, contact Griffin at 919.496.3344 or


The Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce and Presenting Sponsor State Farm-Margier White present the 23rd Annual Chamber Challenge Golf Tournament.  The Super Ball Tournament is one of the Chamber’s largest fund raising events for the year. Not a golfer? Sponsorship opportunities are available that will promote businesses and will be seen by up to 100 supporters on the day of the event. The deadline for team registration and sponsorships is October 1st (or until the limit is reached). For more information contact the Chamber at 252-438-8414.

Home and Garden Show

On the Home and Garden Show with Vance Co. Cooperative Ext.

  • Farmers Market
  • Getting to Know Your Land
  • Before tilling up an area of your garden, take a picture of what was growing there and record it in your garden journal so you can rotate vegetables in that area next year.
  • Sow your tall fescue seed now though mid-September. Get soil seed contact and water frequently.
  • Consider planting cover crops such as crimson clover to provide nitrogen for next year’s garden.
  • Don’t put grass clippings in the compost pile.
  • Consider constructing a greenhouse or cold frame to extend your growing season.
  • When planting trees and shrubs this fall, consider choosing native plants that produce berries to help birds get through the winter.
  • Take your soil samples now to avoid the rush !!!!!!!
  • Don’t apply lime to your lawn unless indicated by soil analysis.
  • You can plant beets, sweet peas, bulb onions, mustard, lettuce, collards, arugula.
  • Visit the Memorial Garden at the Vance County Regional Farmers Market to see what’s blooming late in the season.


Cooperative Extension with Paul McKenzie: What Works in the Garden

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Cooperative Extension with Wayne Rowland: Composting With Worms

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Cooperative Extension with Jamon Glover: Balancing Work and Family

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Home and Garden Show 9-8-21

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Information included in today’s show audio. Click play below.

Lunchtime Garden Tips – Proper Plant Selection and Proper Planting 9/15 at noon via Zoom

Native Tribes Corn Plot Tour 9/29 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Getting to Know Your Land, starting 10/21

Plan for planting strawberries.

Be on the lookout for fall armyworms.

Pull microstegium before it sets seed.

Do research for fall planting of trees and shrubs.

Hosted by Paul McKenzie with special guest Johnny Coley (Granville/Person Extension Agent)

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Cooperative Extension with Paul McKenzie: What Works in the Garden

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Cooperative Extension With Jamon Glover Open Conversation on Parenting

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The Local Skinny: Home And Garden Show 9-1-21

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The Local Skinny! each Wednesday on WIZS is the Vance County Cooperative Extension Service Home and Garden Show.

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UPCOMING EVENTS: GAP Workshop September 9, 2021 9am – 4pm Vance County Regional Farmers Market; 210 Southpark Drive; Contact Cooperative Extension 252-438-8188 for more info and to register.


  • Get your soil samples taken early for 2022 garden.
  • Be on the lookout for fall armyworms.
  • Check crops for harlequin bugs, aphids, cabbage worms, loopers.
  • Do research for fall planting of trees and shrubs.
  • Remember get vegetables under refrigeration as soon as possible.
  • Avoid pruning from now until mid November at the earliest.
  • Sow your tall fescue seed now though mid-September. Get soil seed contact and water frequently.
  • Cooperative Extension has fall gardening publications. Call Cooperative Extension 438-8188