BC NEWS LIST
You may be eligible for Medicaid or Health Choice.
Parks Greenways & Recreation has a great newsletter. It's called "Come Out & Play" & it has something for everyone!
Take a look at a list of locations where you can access DSS services.
Bring out your inner ham and share books with children. Training at Pack Library on March 11.
A public hearing will be held on the proposed FY 2010 Community Transportation Program grant application to be submitted by March 31, 2009, to the N.C. Department of Transportation – Public Transportation Division.
March brings the daffodils and where better to enjoy these yellow beauties than in Weaverville. Join the Sightseers as we visit The Zebulon Vance Birthplace in Reems Creek.
Nearly 200 Buncombe County 4-H'ers, volunteer leaders, family members & community leaders gathered to celebrate the past year's accomplishments and kick off the NC 4-H Centennial on January 23, 2009.
If you are age 2 – 92 there is a class offered for you. Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Gymnastics, Hip Hop, Funk and more, it’s all offered at the Zeugner Center.
Please consider giving a home to one of these wonderful pets! The shelter is okay, but I would love to have a home of my own!
Congratulations to Angela Helms of Haw Creek for her Blueberry Dump Cake recipe!
Did You Know?
Healthy Tip - 5 Yummy Peanut Free Lunches
Peanut butter is a staple of the kid’s lunch box. But, with schools going peanut free due to severe allergies, to the recent recalls of many of peanut products, parents are challenged to find easy, healthy lunches that kids will love.
For more lunch ideas from Eating Well, visit their website.
Visit this FDA website for more information about the safety of peanut products and salmonella risks. You can call CDC's 24/7 toll-free public inquiries hotline (1-800-CDC-INFO or 1-800-232-4636) to get phone assistance looking up particular foods that appear on the recall list.
For more information on food safety and food allergies, call Buncombe County Cooperative Extension at (828) 255-5522.
Largest Population Growth 2000 to 2007
It is hard to believe that one of the fastest growing areas in the whole United States is in North Carolina! The areas of the United States with the fasted growing populations from the year 2000 to 2007 were:
Source: Statistical Abstract of the United States 2009
Foster Care Speaker's Bureau Available to Speak to Your Group
Need someone to speak to your club or organization? The Buncombe County Foster Care Speaker’s Bureau is available to speak about foster parenting and other children’s services related topics.
For further information contact Erica Jourdan of the Buncombe County DSS Children’s Services Office at 775-2404. (Individuals are also welcome to call for further information.)
Human Services FY08 Annual Report
As you know, these are unprecedented times. With the annual report attached below, Buncombe County Human Services shows how we have focused on working smarter by realigning funding to better leverage resources and ultimately yield improved results. A critical strategy in that effort has been our ability to build smart partnerships with other agencies.