Calendar: Leadership Development Workshops in Concord, NC


birth month

4th – Teri Blackwelder

5th – Evelyn Faggart, Meredith Greer

6th – Angela Steele

8th – Crystal Mahaffey

9th – Steve Cochran

10th – Jimmy Blackwelder, Teresa Heiney, Sammy Ware

12th – Drew Dantzer

13th – Dana Campbell, Gayle Williams

17th – Earl Smith

19th – Mitchell Locklear

20th – Joe Barringer

22nd – Lita Paschall

23rd – Jackie Furr

25th – Butch Simpson

27th – Tammy Jacobs

28th – Jenoal Blackwelder


4th – Jerry & Jean Blackwelder

12th – 12th – Barry & Christi Chadborn

18st – Rodney & Ashley Quesenberry

26th – Kevin & Kristin Coberly, Walter & Pat Thomas


The Home Safety Council’s “Injury Facts 2017” reports that over 146,000 people died from accidental injuries in 2015, an all-time record. Here are the “Top Ten Safety Tips” recommended by the Home Safety Council to help protect your family from becoming part of these statistics.

  • Install grab bars in the tub and shower. Use non-slip mats.
  • Have bright lights over stairs and steps and on landings. Keep stairs free of clutter.
  • Keep cleaners, medications, and beauty products in a place where children can’t reach them. Use child safety locks.
  • For Poison Help call 1-800-222-1222. Call if you need help or want information about poisons. Call 911 if someone needs to go to the hospital right away.
  • Have working smoke alarms and hold fire drills. If you build a new home, install fire sprinklers.
  • Stay by the stove when cooking, especially when you are frying food.
  • Keep your hot water at 120º F to prevent burns. Use back burners and turn pot handles toward the back of your stove. Use a travel mug when you drink something hot.
  • Things that can fit through a toilet paper tube can choke a young child. Keep coins, latex balloons and hard round foods (peanuts, hard candy, etc.) where children can’t see or touch them.
  • Place babies to sleep on their backs, alone in their crib. Don’t put pillows, blankets, comforters or toys in cribs; these things can sometimes keep a baby from breathing.
  • When children are in or near water, watch them very carefully. Stay close enough to reach out and touch them. This includes bathtubs, toilets, pools and spas-even buckets of water.

For more information on keeping your home and family safe, visit the Home Safety Council’s website at The website has a wide variety of information on various topics including emergency preparedness, seasonal home safety checklists, and child and senior safety.

The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD.

~Proverbs 21:31~