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The day the power got cut off!

Posted on March 23, 2014 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

A couple of weeks ago I got behind on paying the powerbill.  After making a payment arrangement, I was one day late paying the bill and my power and water for that matter was shut off.  Nothing, zero, zilch, not a drop of water nor electricity.  Do you know how hard it is to be a homeschooler, run a business, promote a ministry, eat, take a bath, brush your teeth, flush the toilet without any water or electricity?  Well, let me tell you.  It’s HARD, but not impo...

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Time Change & Smoke Alarms

Posted on March 7, 2014 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (0)

It's that time again. Daylight savings time change, which means to move your clocks ahead by one hour.  Of course you know that, but do you do the other things that are important? Like, change the batteries in your smoke detectors and revisit your 72hour emergency bag to update it.  Speaking of smoke detectors, I saw this box and thought about a few things.

1.  Battery operated = Change every time daylight savings changes.

2.  Test Button = Test monthly or at l...

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National Preparedness Community Featured Member

Posted on March 1, 2014 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Steve's 8.5 Step Process of Taking Inventory of Your Personal Belongings

Thomas Francisco - This week's featured member Steve Rogers, has certainly committed himself to the cause of increasing awareness and preparedness as a whole in his community. As a CERT member, chairman of the Cumberland Disaster Recovery Coalition and a business owner, Steve has devoted a lot of his time to helping other prepare for and recover from an emergency. Through his own business and his work with the CDRC...

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Guns, Guns, & Guns

Posted on February 20, 2014 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Guns, Guns, & Guns

The Second Amendment was adopted on December 15, 1791, as part of the first ten amendments comprising the Bill of Rights.  “…to keep and bear arms.” Let us make sure we do our part and put safety first by way of instruction in class and on the range.  Let us obey the laws.  Let us teach young children about guns. Gun safety is very important and not a game. Proper instruction is a must for young minds and it also keeps their c...

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Halloween Safety Tips

Posted on October 30, 2013 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Halloween is a great time of year. The weather is cool; we let our children dress up and go running door to door saying “trick-or-treat”. The scary part is not all the ghost and goblins, but the unfortunate things that could happen if you are not prepared. Be prepared and to practice what you know. Use the following tips to keep them fresh in your mind.

Going Trick or Treating:

{The Cumberland County NC Sheriff's Department suggests trick or treating...

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