Carolina Farm Credit Sows Seeds at Childrens Home of Iredell County

Statesville, North Carolina (PRWEB) May 15, 2015

Volunteers from Carolina Farm Credit spent time constructing and planting raised bed gardens at the Childrens Home of Iredell County. The Childrens Home of Iredell County is located at 487 North Center Street Statesville, NC.

The community project was organized by Jennifer Minton, a Loan Officer from Carolina Farm Credits Statesville Branch, and other employee volunteers included: Sarah Rachels, Johnathan Almond and Scott Robinson of the administrative office; Wanda Harris from the Rural Hal Branch, Donna Dent from the Graham Branch, Ben Cabaniss from Lincolnton, and Maegan Williams from Asheboro.

The Farm Credit team used its time to turn an unused part of the back yard into a raised bed garden that will not only supply the childrens home with fresh vegetables, but the opportunity for the children to learn about agriculture and the foods that they eat.

Carolina Farm Credit has remained committed to promoting and preserving rural America and the communities we serve, and this was just one example of how a group of people coming together can make a great impact in the community, said Sarah Rachels, Human Resources Manager Carolina Farm Credit.

Carolina Farm Credit is a stockholder-owned cooperative providing financing to full and part-time farmers and agricultural-related businesses and also provides financing for the construction and purchase of homes in 54 counties through 36 branch offices. Other financial services available are credit life insurance, crop insurance, appraisal services, leasing programs and financial planning.

Carolina Farm Credit serves over 9,200 members with loans outstanding totaling more than $ 1.4 billion. The associations territory covers the western half of North Carolina, with branch offices located in Albemarle, Asheboro, Asheville, Boone, Browns Summit, Burnsville, Carthage, Concord, Conover, Ellerbe, Graham, Hendersonville, Hillsborough, Jefferson, Lenoir, Lexington, Lincolnton, Marshall, Mocksville, Monroe, Murphy, Pilot Mountain, Roxboro, Rural Hall, Salisbury, Shelby, Siler City, Sparta, Spindale, Statesville, Taylorsville, Wadesboro, Waynesville, Wilkesboro, Yadkinville, and Yanceyville.

Carolina Farm Credit was recognized as a 2015 Best Employer in North Carolina. The list of the Best Employers in North Carolina was created by Business North Carolina, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) NC State Council and Best Companies Group.

Directors for Carolina Farm Credit are Mark A. Bray, Chairman, Lawsonville; L. Kim Starnes, Vice-Chairman, Salisbury; John M. Barnard, Statesville; E. Bernard Beck, Seagrove; W. Rex Bell, Statesville; David M. Coltrane, Pleasant Garden; Susie J. Gambill, Sparta; Joseph A. Lail, Shelby; Clark M. Newlin, Haw River; Thomas E. Porter, Jr., Concord; Tony L. Ragan, Sanford; D. Kaleb Rathbone, Waynesville; Lewis E. Smith, Lincolnton; Vickie N. Smitherman, East Bend; Dr. Alton Thompson, Summerfield.

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Dallas, TX (PRWEB) March 27, 2015

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The pharmaceuticals market was worth $ 54.7 billion in 2008 and is projected to have reached a value of approximately $ 65 billion by 2020 at a CAGR of 1.4%. The German medical device market was valued at $ 18.9 billion in 2008 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.1% to reach $ 34.4 billion in 2020.

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New Objectives Treatment Center Launches Striking New Website

West Palm Beach, Florida (PRWEB) May 05, 2015

New Objectives Treatment Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, has launched an eye-catching new website that allows easy access to information about recovery services available at the facility. The home pages scrolling photographs of the New Objectives waterfront setting creates an immediate appeal. Looping text boxes with one-click connection to contact information simplify the process of reaching a New Objectives professional by telephone. An easy-to-navigate menu directs visitors to pages detailing treatment programs and to blogs about numerous topics related to recovery. The content caters to men, women and families who are seeking treatment for themselves or for loved ones.

At the bottom of each page, readers can click on links to frequently asked questions about substance abuse recovery treatment, such as what to say to family members and employers about entering a treatment program, costs and insurance, meals and nutrition while in treatment and what to bring. The FAQ page also gives an overview of regulations at New Objectives, such as use of telephones, laptops and other electronic devices, spending money and medications.

Our new website helps us meet several goals in providing information to the public about what New Objectives has to offer, said Juan Harris, Executive Director of New Objectives Treatment Center. When visitors come to our home page, they will see beautiful images of our location, but even more importantly, the home page puts calls to action front and center. Frequently people who are investigating possibilities for rehab have a sense of urgency. Our home page makes it easy for the reader to look further and see more. We also wanted to make our website readily accessible on mobile devices. We also optimized the site for responsiveness to handhelds and tablets. We are pleased with the design, including the primary color and the simplicity of layout.

New Objectives is founded by a team of clinical experts in a variety of behavioral health disciplines, including social work, counseling, medicine and recovery coaching. By cooperating in a multi-disciplinary approach to recovery, the leadership team coordinates evidence-based treatment plans specifically geared to individual needs. Operating on the motto The Right Thing at the Right Time in the Right Way to Move People and Concerned Others Toward Recovery and a Life They Love, the professional staff at New Objectives works with each client and the clients family members to establish long-term personal recovery.

Our commitment is to minimize the chances of relapse by providing therapy, counseling and resources that will lead clients to a balanced lifestyle, adds Harris. We provide individual therapy, as well as specific group therapy. We use recreation and art as a way for our clients to tap into their innermost feelings and to recognize their strengths. We especially recognize the importance of family involvement and family commitment to recovery. We understand that addiction affects not only the user, but family, friends and employers. We provide intervention services, and once a client enters treatment, we help the family learn and practice ways to provide compassionate understanding without enabling.

About New Objectives

New Objectives is a luxury treatment center located in beautiful West Palm Beach, Florida. Guests of the treatment center will find a staff of caring, compassionate individuals who have clients’ best interests in mind. New Objectives offers the highest quality of care, and is fully licensed by the state of Florida. The goal of the treatment center is to make sure clients have the tools and support they need to fully recover. New Objectives is located at 8144 Okeechobee Boulevard. To learn more about New Objectives, visit

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Where’s the Podcast?

Hi –

If you came to this page looking for the Short Cummings Audio presents Happily Domesticated podcast, I’m afraid you’ve arrived too late. After four-and-a-half years of production and distribution, I made the decision to shut down the show.

(To be honest, since April of 2010 it’s been re-runs, so it wasn’t too big a jump from that to a total shut down.)

For those of you confused by the first two paragraphs…a little explanation. This blog is the companion to an audio program called Happily Domesticated. That sounds really cool, but it was mostly just me reading the essays into a computer. So if you didn’t stumble across that while it was running…you didn’t miss any of the content…just my voice.

If you want to get in touch with me, post a comment below. I get notified of all of them and I’d love to hear from you.

For those of you — too many to name, but you know who you are — who contributed to the podcast experience; thank you. You made it a wonderful ride!

To those of you who still want access to the material, the essays are all here on the site for your reading pleasure. If there’s something you remember, but can’t find … let me know. I’ll be happy to point you in the right direction.

I’m busy with other writing projects right now and when the time is right, I’ll post information here.

With fond regards,

19 Responses to Where’s the Podcast?

  1. Cooper Coleman

    Kind of feel like I lost a friend…

  2. David Harrison

    Hi Kevin,
    Thanks for riding with my family and I to church each week over the last 4 years. We really appreciated you clean humor. We will miss it. I still have archives of a lot of your shows and we will no doubt listen to them again. It was refreshing to be able to depend on you for humor without the offensive language that a lot of the other comedy show contain.

    Bless you in your future endeavors. – The Harrison Family

  3. Thanks for the last 4 years. My blog, BDGJM, would not exist without your inspiration and mentorship. I will miss your podcasts but I know your projects will be met with success.


  4. Thanks Shane. I’m glad I could be part of your journey as a writer…and I really enjoy your blog!

  5. I’m sorry to hear this. I enjoyed listening to your stories even when they were the reruns. Any plans for any new audio projects or to someday put the audio back up? Either as an archive or even a purchasable dvd?

    • Glad you enjoyed listening. At the moment, I don’t have a place to host an archive, but I’ll give some thought to compiling them into a single disc. The files come to a little over 1 GB, so it would be easy to get ‘em all on a DVD.

  6. I’m sorry to hear this, but glad we got 200 excellent episodes and a year of reruns of some of the favorites. Can’t wait to see what’s next for the KLC media empire.

  7. Hey Kevin, sorry to see it go. Have you heard of a site called ? Maybe there’s an opportunity for them to read your stories instead. Just a thought. Be well.

  8. Hey Kevin! Sorry to see you go. You’re a big part of my podcasting experience, too. Gonna miss you.

  9. Sergey Stopkevych

    Hello Kevin. I came across your podcast series just in the end of the last year. I was so astonished by your clean, sparkling and intelligent humor, that spent two days downloading your essays, and then, for the last several months I’ve enjoyed my driving to work more than ever, shocking people around by insane happiness on my facial expression, especially in the morning. I am Ukrainian and my mother tongue is Russian. I like Russian literature very much and love powerful Russian language. It’s ways different from English, not just by words, you know. Listening to your podcast, I want to thank you for amazing language you made me feel, and, what is much more for the humor which proves that there are like-minded people all over the world despite the language they speak or country they live. I recommended your essays to all my friends who know or learn English and they were astonished as well. That’s really a pity you stopped podcasting, and the only excuse might be that the novel you are co-authoring will be an outstanding one. Good luck!

    • Thank you Sergey. Your kind words are a gift to me.

      My writing partner and I are revising the novel. (Although, my partner is a much better writer than I am.) And we will annouce it in this space when it is available.

  10. i hope you find a solution to archive the podcast somewhere (and get some money for your good work). My French students liked them.

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