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2018-8-28

Theodore George Brna

Theodore George Brna, 85, of Cary NC departed this world on Monday, August 20, 2018. He was born in Emporia, Va on March 14, 1933. He graduated from Emporia High School as a multi-sport letter athlete. He then served his country as a veteran of the Korean Warand completed over 30 years in the service of his country in the US ArmyReserve before retiring with a rank of colonel. He obtained his undergraduate and masters degrees in mechanical engineering at Virginia Tech where he also taught mechanical and environmental engineering following completion of his doctorate from NC State University. In 1976, he relocated to Cary and joined the inaugural Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as an environmental engineer. His EPA career included extensive domestic and international consultation activities in the control and recovery technology field. Professionally, he was also very involved with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), serving as regional vice president before his retirement in 2004. Ted was also a dedicated leader at Our Savior Lutheran Church, in Raleigh where he continued to serve in many capacities after his retirement. A loving and devoted father and grandfather, he will be most sorely missed at his grandchildrens' sporting events, the NC State Fair and Christmas Eve gatherings. He is survived by his 4 children, Theodore George (Jr) of Bailey; Brenda of Loveland, CO; Ronald Paul of Youngsville; and Thomas Eric of Raleigh; 9 grandchildren Stephanie, Merri, Andrew, James Matthew, Kaitlyn, Jennifer, Roxann, Madison, and Elli; and a sister, Ellen Dillard of Richmond,VA. Funeral service will be held at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Raleigh on September 1 at 11 AM with reception. This will be followed by a graveside commitment service at the St. John's Lutheran Church cemetery in Emporia, VA at 3 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church, Raleigh, and St John's Lutheran Church, Emporia, Va.

"The Nature Walk"

I looked down from the hilltop
to the valley far below
just to watch the bubbling water
of the stream which did there flow.
 
Now I couldn't see the fish or turtles
though I knew that they were there
yet when you're enjoying nature
you don't need to sicht to care.
 
Yes I am a true nature lover
and do enjoy whate're I see
a walk through the fields and forest
can give a piece of mind to me.
 
A nature walk can do wonders
clense stressful thoughts from mind
yes and the aderenaline keeps flowing
from not knowing what you'll see.
 
One does not have to hurry
it's better to take time and enjoy
now this info is from experience
of when yet a little boy.
 
Now just put it in your schedule
take the time for to explore
I assure you if you once attempt
your want will be for more.
 
                    Roy E. Schepp

ATTORNEY GENERAL HERRING WINS PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION BLOCKING 3D-PRINTED GUNS

~ AG Herring joined a coalition of state attorneys general asking the Courts to block the Trump Administration’s dangerous plan back in July ~

RICHMOND (August 27, 2018) – Today, Attorney General Mark R. Herring won a preliminary injunction blocking the Trump Administration’s dangerous plan to make 3D-printed guns more widely available. The preliminary injunction follows a lawsuit that was filed by Attorney General Herring and a coalition of state attorneys general back in July, seeking an injunction to prevent the distribution of detailed plans for printing plastic guns using 3D printers.

“The Trump Administration's reckless plan to make 3D-printed guns widely available and easily accessible was one of the most dangerous ideas I have ever heard,” said Attorney General Herring. “As a country, we need to focus on keeping our communities safer, not making it easier for dangerous individuals or criminals to get their hands on home-printed, untraceable, and undetectable guns. This preliminary injunction is an important first step in keeping 3D-printed guns off of our streets and I will continue to work with my colleagues to put a stop to the Trump Administration’s dangerous plan once and for all.”

3D-printed guns could be undetectable by metal detectors, untraceable because of a lack of a serial number, and sought out by criminals and domestic abusers who cannot legally possess a firearm or pass a background check. The company that wants to distribute the plans online does not require proof of age or proof of eligibility before allowing a customer to download the plans.

Attorney General Herring previously joined a bipartisan coalition of 21 attorneys general in a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo objecting to the Trump administration’s plan to allow the print-at-home gun plans to be made available online.

In the letter, Attorney General Herring and his colleagues argue that publicly available information on 3-D printed weapons will enable the production of firearms that are untraceable and undetectable by magnetometers in places such as airports, government buildings and schools. Additionally, unrestricted access to this kind of information will increase illegal trafficking of weapons across state and national borders.

The posting of the print-at-home gun plans was set in motion by a recent settlement between the Trump administration and Defense Distributed, a Texas-based online company that was previously ordered by the U.S. Department of State to remove downloadable files for firearms from its website.

Dental Health Why a healthy mouth is good for your body

Community Out-Reach Education

South Hill – Good oral health has a positive impact on your general health and timely dental care can help you keep your teeth longer.  Bad oral bacteria that cause tooth and gum disease can travel to other parts of your body, contributing to chronic diseases like high blood pressure and diabetes. How can natural aging affect my teeth?  Is there a link between gum disease and heart disease?  Which dental treatment options will work best for me?

If you are seeking answers to questions like these you should attend September’s C.O.R.E. (Community Out-Reach Education) Program at VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital to learn more about dental health.

This FREE program will be on Tuesday, September 18th at 4:00 p.m. in the VCU Health CMH Education Center inside the new C.A.R.E. Building located at 1755 N. Mecklenburg Avenue in South Hill.

Dr. Natasha Grover will be the speaker for the program.  Dr. Grover is a graduate of the VCU School of Dentistry in Richmond, VA. She is licensed with the Virginia Board of Dentistry and is a member of the American Dental Association and The Royal College of Surgeons in England.  Dr. Grover’s scope of practice includes general dentistry for children and adults, with special interest and continuing education in pediatric and adult restorative dentistry as well as root canals, crowns, bridges and dental extractions.  She will practice in the new CMH Family Dental Clinic that will be located in the C.A.R.E. Building at 1755 N. Mecklenburg Avenue in South Hill, VA. The new dental clinic is planned to open in November, 2018.

Reservations are not required for this program; however, they are recommended.  For more information or to register to attend, please call (434) 774-2550 or visitwww.vcu-cmh.org.

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