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September 2015 Web Final

September 2015

Gun Tips By: Lloyd

Gun Tips By: Lloyd “Duke” Hodges There are about 150 semi-automatic pistol models available to the public. When you consider the variations in barrel length, calibers, materials used in manufacturing that number may well triple. The revolver, while not as popular as it was in the past, is still a significant contender. There are various calibers available for most of today’s firearms which offer more flexibility. I now use a Beretta 92FS in which I can cram 18 9MM rounds. On the flip side that thing is not light but the tradeoff is that it is accurate. Weight is of course important. Would you carry a five pound fifty caliber gun? Before you decide what to purchase, evaluate the purpose of the firearm, your physical abilities and how you will carry it. Then visit a reputable dealer who will assist and guide you in making the right decision. Remember if you decide on a great big gun it more than likely will end up unused, become a paper weight or stuffed in a closet. A rule of thumb is to carry as much as you can safely handle. For example, I have a .357 magnum revolver which is comfortable. The best part is its ability to handle two calibers; 38 special and .357 magnum. Now get ready for the sticker shock. Guns ain’t cheap. Costs vary from a few hundred to thousands of dollars. Ammunition is also expensive. You will have to determine what will serve your needs. Another expense is the holster. Get the best you can afford; you may find that one is not enough. Winter attire will make one unit better than another for ready access. Now that you have all that you believe you require, get instruction in how to shoot well. BE ALERT, BE SAFE, BE ALIVE!!! 12 Albemarle Tradewinds September 2015 albemarletradewinds.com

Friends of the Camden Library I’m Rich By : Ron Ben-Dov Not a penny in my pocket Holes in my shoes Torn shirt and ragged tie A time worn face Yet I can’t complain For I’m rich beyond belief For as long as I have Jesus I’m rich beyond belief Camden’s Summer Reading Program had its most successful year yet, helping to prevent summer slide from occurring when students return to school. The Albemarle Tradewinds reaches 60k readers each month in printed and social media ...... call Ken and learn how. 252-333-7232 The Camden Public Library was alive with the sound of music this summer as part of our annual Summer Reading Program. A combination of events for children ages birth to teen and a reading incentive program that rewarded children for time spent reading over the summer, the library was buzzing with activity throughout this year’s incredibly successful six-week program. Events varied from more traditional storytimes for the younger crowd to more educational and creative programming for the older ages, all based on this year’s theme, “Read to the Rhythm”. While Library Summer Reading Programs have always been a source of fun for families over the school break, recent research indicates that participants also score higher on reading achievement tests upon return to school than those who do not participate. With such data in mind, participants were also given a reading log to keep track of the time spent reading this summer—every 20 minutes read earned them an entry form for one of 16 prizes that were raffled off at the end of the program. For many, the prizes were the highlight of the program, a combination of donations and purchases from local community businesses and organizations collected by the Friends of the Camden Library. Participation in this year’s program far surpassed the previous two years, with an average of 65 event attendees weekly and over 230 reading logs distributed. An amazing 3,493 entries were submitted and a total of 69,680 minutes were logged by readers. Particularly considering the proven gains for children who continue to strengthen their reading skills over the summer break, we at the Camden Public Library couldn’t be happier with the success of this year’s program and what it means for our young readers’ future achievements. A special thanks to this year’s donors for helping us provide a variety of fantastic prizes! We would like to recognize Towne Bank—Camden Branch, Dockside Restaurant, Camden Shell Station, Belcross Bakeshoppe, Hairways Salon, the Camden Sheriff’s Office, and the Camden County Fire Department for their generous support. facebook.com/AlbemarleTradingPost Albemarle Tradewinds September 2015 13