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.
Current Public Service Announcements
- 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. Next training class starts in Jan. 2018.
- 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.
- Loose leaf collection in Henderson will end mid-January. This involves the use of a vacuum machine and trucks therefore it is essential that leaves be free of rocks, trash and limbs so the equipment is not damaged. You may continue to bag leaves or place in a container, however it is not required until the loose leaf pickup season is over. Loose leaves must be raked behind the curb, not into storm drains, ditches or gutters on the street. Bagged leaves must be in CLEAR plastic bags and weigh less than 50 lbs per bag. Bags must be left at the curb, do not put in street or gutters and ditches. Make certain no leaves are left on top of your water meter. Leaves will generally be picked up on a two or three week rotation, however this is dependent on weather conditions and leaf accumulation. If you have any questions call the Public Services Dept. at 252-431-6115 or 252-431-6118. Also, keep in mind after January 19, 2018 if leaves are not bagged there will be a $75 charge.
- Families Living Violence Free would like for you to join us for our class on Domestic Violence. Tuesdays at 6 pm-7 pm at the Offices of Families Living Violence Free, 125 Oxford Outer Loop Oxford, NC. For more information call 919-693-3579. Call by 4 pm if you need a sitter for class time. THIS WEEK’S TOPIC: WHEN LOVING YOU IS HURTING ME. Objectives: To understand what are “red flags”, To understand that battering is a learned behavior, To learn that victims are not to blame and Ways to avoid becoming involved with an abusive partner.
- The Winter Book Sale will be held at Perry Memorial Library in the Farm Bureau Room beginning Jan. 25 for Friends Members Only 4:30-7:00 PM (memberships available at the door); Open to non-members beginning Jan. 26 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM; Jan 27 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM and Bag Day is Jan 28 1:00 to 4:00 PM.
- Optimist International Essay Contest “Can Society Function Without Respect?”. Compose a 700-800 word essay around this central idea. Open to participants under the age of 18 as of Oct. 1. Entry due to club January 31. You can pick up an application and official rules for the contest at all Middle and HS in Vance County, Christmas Tree Lot, Sears, Schewels Furniture, Library-Children’s Desk and at www.optimist.org. You can also contact Chryl Elman, Chairperson for more info at 252-432-2205. In addition to developing skills for written expression, participants have the opportunity to win a college scholarship. Three club prizes: medallions and check of $150, $125, $100 and one District Scholarship of $2,500.
- The Polar Plunge will be held on Saturday Feb. 3,( inclement weather date will be Feb 10). The Polar Plunge is for courageous people who jump into Kerr Lake in February to support Special Olympics Vance County. All donations earned from the Polar Plunge will go to support our local athletes. Individuals are required to collect a minimum of $30 to participate. Prizes will be given for best costume (individual and team); most money raised (individual and team); and largest team. Every participant will receive a t-shirt. To register complete a form and return with donations by Jan. 5th. Limit of 250 participants. Check-in is 9:30-10 AM, prize giveaway is 10-10:30 AM and jump is 10:30 AM. For more information call 252-431-6091 or visit [email protected]
- New Beginning Ministries Inc. and the Ambassadors of Jesus Christ Association, Inc. under the leadership of Bishop Dr. Ralphel Holloman, Sr. announce the 18th Annual Church Anniversary Revival Feb. 7-9 at 7:00 PM nightly.
- On Saturday Feb. 10 New Horizons Baptist Church is having a Stew Sale from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM. Come out to the Granville County Shrine Club and get the best stew around for $8 per quart! For pre-orders email Cam at [email protected]
- The Food Pantry at ACTS is very low, please consider donating some of the following items: peanut butter, jelly, canned meats, canned vegetables except grean 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 AM – 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM.
- The Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce Scam Call Advisory. It has come to the attention of the Chamber that an individual calling himself “Dan” is calling local business saying he is with the Vance County Chamber of Commerce fishing for information to update a database. Please DO NOT give any information to this person and hang up.
- Beginning Yoga will be held at Aycock Recreation Center in the Multi-Purpose Room on Thursday nights from 6:15 PM to 7:00 PM with Beryle Lewis. These sessions are based on basic Yoga techniques to inspire physical, mental and spiritual peace from within through balance, stretching and breathing. Bring your own Yoga mat. Fee for members is $1.00 and non-members $2.00. For more information contact Steve Osborne at 252-438-2670.
- The Kindle Ministry at Clearview Church is in need of more volunteers for Gang-Free, Inc. Volunteers are needed on Mondays from 4:00-6:30 PM 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]