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Public Service Announcements

To ensure your public service announcement is advertised, WIZS has made a policy change. We no longer accept hand-written submissions. This change will ensure the on-air personalities can read your announcement.

You may now submit your information on the form below.  We ask that your submission be email at least two weeks prior to the event in order to serve you better. WIZS will be happy to post your event below and announce it on air.

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November

  • Volunteer Bellringers are needed! Apply at the Salvation Army in Henderson at 355 Alexander Ave or call 252-438-7107!
  • The City of Oxford is holding a Thanksgiving Food Drive from now until November 26, 2019. Please bring non-perishable food items for local families in need! Drop off boxes will be located in City of Oxford departments. For more info call Alyssa at 919-603-1102.
  • The Warren County 2019 Farm City Dinner will be held on Tuesday November 19, 2019 at 6 pm at the Warren County Armory Civic Center. Come and celebrate the relationship between farm and city. This year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Blake Brown, Hugh C Kiger Professor of Agriculture and Resource Economics at NC State University. Find out about current global trends in agriculture and how they affect our local communities. Please RSVP by November 15th.
  • West End Community Watch will meet on Tuesday November 19, 2019 at 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall of West End Baptist Church on Dabney Drive. The speaker will be Shauna Gentry, Director of the Vance County Health Department. Police will be present to give reports and hear concerns. All are welcome to attend.
  • Guardianship and Alternatives for IDD and MH Training will be held at the Baskerville Funeral Home, 104 S. Chestnut St. in Henderson on Tuesday November 19, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Participants will learn about guardianship, when it is appropriate, how to start the process, the guardian’s rights and responsibilities, available alternatives, and strategies to help individuals who do not meet the criteria of incompetency but need assistance to live safely in their communities. For more information call the funeral home at 252-430-6824 or Monae Davis with Cardinal Innovations Healthcare at [email protected]
  • Aycock Recreation Center Multipurpose Room presents Beginning Yoga. These sessions are based on basic Yoga techniques to inspire physical, mental and spiritual peace from within through balance, stretching and breathing. Classes are Thursday nights from 6:15 pm to 7:00 pm now until November 21, 2019. No class October 17th. The instructor is Beryle Lewis and fee is $1.00 for members and $2.00 for non-members.
  • Poplar Creek Baptist Church will hold a gospel singing and dinner show with “Unashamed”, a Southern Gospel Quartet, in the Family Life Center on Friday November 22, 2019. A hot dog dinner will be held from 6 – 7:15 pm; music will be performed from 7:15-8:15 p. All ages are welcome and child care will be provided. The church is located at 1371 Poplar Creek Rd. in Henderson.
  • After almost 25 years performing Gospel music around the area, the Landmark Trio will be performing tier Farewell Concert on Saturday November 23, 2019 at 6 pm at the South Henderson Pentecostal Holiness church, 905 Americal Road in Henderson. The public is invited to attend and the group would like to thank all who have supported them through the years.
  • Beef Quality Assurance Certification sponsored by the Franklin and Warren County Centers on November 25, 2019 from 9 am to 1 pm. Deadline to register is November 18th. It will be held at the Franklin County Center, 103 Bickett Blvd in Louisburg. Cost for NC cattleman assoc. member is $60 and non member is $85 payable at event check-in. Price includes lunch, training materials and metal farm sign. Contact Martha Mobley at 919-496-3344 or Matthew Price at 252-257-3640 for more information. If you choose to pay at the door we ask that you pay by check only made out to Franklin County Cooperative Extension.
  • 2019 Townsville VFD Christmas Parade will be held on November 30, 2019 beginning at 2 pm. Come out and enjoy this wonderful community celebration!
  • South Henderson Pentecostal Holiness Church, 905 Americal Rd. in Henderson will hold a Christmas Dinner Theatre “For Unto Y’all”. The Christmas Story, it’s as familiar as  our own names. It all happened so long ago and so far away that sometimes we lose sight of the miracle of it all. But imagine for a moment the good Lord chose a different time and place to bring the Christ child into the world. Imagine a time not so long ago, and a place not so far away…The Old West. Imagine that, and come hear the Christmas Story once again as if you were hearing it for the very first time! Tickets are $30.00 each and dinner includes prime rib, baked potato, garden salad, dinner roll, dessert and beverage. Performance dates are Dec. 1st @ 6pm, Dec. 5th @ 6:30 pm, and Dec. 8th @ 6 pm. For reservations for the Nov. 30 show call 252-432-7714, Dec. 1st call 304-237-3344, Dec. 5th call 252-430-9451, Dec. 6th call 252-432-3840, Dec. 7th call 252-432-5379 and Dec. 8th call 252-432-5337.

December

  • A magical night is planned on Friday, December 6, 2019 for the 14th Annual Lighting of the Greens and Christmas Parade sponsored by Downtown Oxford Economics Development Corporation, the City of Oxford and partner Granville Health System. The Christmas parade will take place rain, snow or shine, so please plan accordingly. Events will take place from 4 pm to 9 pm. Vendor market opens from 4-6:30 pm, line up begins for parade participants at 5:30 pm, welcome opening comments 6:30-6:45 pm, Lighting of the Greens 6:45-6:50 pm and parade starts at 7 pm. Parade will start from Belle Street, travel down Williamsboro St., then Hillsboro St., and end by taking a right on McClanahan St. to the Public Works Parking lot.

ON-GOING EVENTS:

  • The Food Pantry at ACTS is very low, please consider donating some of the following items: peanut butter, jelly, canned meats, canned vegetables except green beans and corn, powdered milk, canned or dried beans, rice, instant mashed potatoes, boxed mac and cheese, pasta, boxed cereal, canned fruit, instant cup of soup noodles, applesauce cups, bottled water, juice boxes or pouches, pudding cups and evaporated milk. Consider asking your church or civic group to hold a Food Drive. Items may be brought to 305 South Chestnut St. in Henderson between 7:45 – 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Farmers and gardeners are reminded that from April 1st until the end of December, soil samples may be submitted for analysis to the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services at no charge. Sample boxes, forms and instructions are available at the NC Cooperative Extension offices in Vance and Warren Counties and provide free delivery to the lab in Raleigh. For more information call 252-438-8188 or 252-257-3640.
  • As temperatures warm it is time for Spring cleaning! Consider donating your used goods to the Salvation Army Family store located at 218 Raleigh Rd. in Henderson right down the road from the Dollar Tree. Large items can be be picked up by calling 252-558-1050 and small items can be brought to the store. All items are sold at the store at a low price to fund the programs in Vance County that make a difference in people’s lives. Store hours are 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday and 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday.
  • If someone you know or someone you suspect is a victim of domestic violence, please call FAMILIES LIVING VIOLENCE FREE 24/7 Crisis line English 919-693-5700 and 24/7 Crisis line Hispanic 919-690-0888. There is always someone there to listen, to help! Everything is confidential. Please…you could be saving a life….it could be your own.
  • On disability and looking to come back to work? NTI is the leader in helping individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans back into the workplace. We’ve already helped over 1,200 individuals within Vance County through our job services and, considering 1 in every 6 Americans has a disability, there are a lot more to help. If you are on SSI or SSDI and are looking to re-enter the workforce, learn more about the services we offer and register for our program at bit.ly/1450HelpsAmericansWithDisabilities. Our services are FREE to the public throughout America and we even offer free customer service training for those who qualify. If you have questions about what we offer, visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/nticentral. and IM us. Maybe we can be the ones to help.
  • Do you need home repairs? Are you on a fixed income? Mission Legacy Inc. has partnered with contractors that provide low-cost repairs, based on income. For more information or to register for affordable home repairs call 252-204-0909 or email [email protected]
  • Granville Vance Public Health is offering Medication Assisted Treatment within Primary Care Clinic. Patients seen for Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) will be treated with kindness and respect, no different from any other patient. This is a judgment-free zone. Most insurance is accepted for visits and medication. Lab testing will be billed through LabCorp for special low rates. For more information or to make an appointment call the Granville Co. Health Department at 919-693-2141 or the Vance Co. Health Department at 252-492-7915. We believe even one day off heroin or opioids is a successful start to a better quality of life.
  • It is important to stay safe when using your generator. The outdoor power equipment institute recommends reviewing your owner’s manual and following all manufacturer instructions. Make sure your generator is well ventilated. Place it outside and away from windows, doors and vents. Never use a generator inside your home or garage. Install a battery-operated carbon monoxide detector. For more safety tips go to opei.org.
  • Could you be the voice for a child in court? Train to become a volunteer with the North Carolina Guardian ad Litem program and advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children in court. If you would like to find out more about being the voice for a child, visit www.volunteerforgal.org or call the Guardian ad Litem Office at 252-430-5121 or 919-497-4244.
  • The Vance County Animal Shelter is in need of Clorox to help clean the cages. Also in need of food for puppies, dogs, cats and kittens.
  • The Kindle Ministry at Clearview Church is in need of more volunteers for Gang-Free, Inc. Volunteers are needed on Mondays from 4-6:30 p.m. to help kids with their homework, play games, serve meals and spend time with the kids. Mondays are days that Kindle serves with Gang-Free, but volunteer positions are available every day of the week. For more information contact Cara Gill at 252-425-4280.
  • Help Seniors get hired! Are you 55 or older and looking for a job? NC NCBA-SCSEP supports over 300 part-time positions in 18 counties by providing hands-on workplace settings for seniors to develop new skills and talents and support community service activities. Must meet income guidelines, able to work 20 hours per week, participate in job search and earn minimum wage stipend. For more info call Beryle Lewis at 919-693-2686 or email [email protected]
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