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The news-record. (Marshall, Madison Co., N.C.) 1911-current, December 10, 1981, Page 4, Image 4

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School Board Approves Hikes In Salaries , Buys Computers By NICHOLAS HANCOCK tk? authorized five percent salary in crsassa far some locally paid personnel to ba aMd by the school system At its December meetii* on Monday ?alary increases were approved for achool lunchroom personnel at the re quest of Debbie Ponder Baker, School Food Service director. She said the five percent Increase would coat the board an estimated $4,800 "through the rest of the school year." Other salary increases were re quested by Isa belle Whitt, school finance officer, for secretarial and maintenance personnel. Whitt said the five percent increases for the seven employees would amount to 12,980 in local expenses for the next six months. Employees granted raises were Sandra Fowler, Shirley Sexton, Ann Ar rowwood, James She! ton, Ray Marley, J.D. Buckner and Aaron Ponder. The board also approved the pur chase of four computers, three of which will be used in the schools for educa tional purposes, and the fourth will be housed la the board of education office for both educational and accounting purposes, according to Smmrinf? Ml?it Robert L. Edwards Dr. Bobby Jean Rice, school super visor, said three of the Apple II Plus 48K computers were purchased for a total of 90,477 .ST. They will be placed in itially at Mars Hill, Marshall and Laurel elementary schools and used by students In grades 4-4, she said. The units will later be rotated among the three other elementary schools until the board can purchase additional units, hopefully next fall, Rice said. The fourth computer, which is estimated to cost between $8,000 and 17,000, will be used in the board of education office. In other action, the board: ' ? Approved six budget amendments totalling some <42,416 for the 1981-82 budget. The categories included the high school work-study program, $10,313; high school text books, $881; Capital outlay, $11,800; instructional supplies. $1,077; ESEA Title I, $13,468; and the handicapped program, $4,879. ? Approved Christmas bonuses of $5 per month for bus drivers. ? Approved the 1982 school board meeting rsia?tar. Haginaiag Jan. <, the board will hold its mattings on the first Wednesday at the month at !?:? am at the Madlaon County Courthouse. ? Accepted a low bid of $7,238 73 from Able Fence Co. of Black Mountain for the construction of a rhainlinfc fence and gates at the new Marshall-Walnut elementary school site. ? Approved renewal of liability in surance coverage for the board, Supt. Edwards, and Dr. Owen Fish for the next three years at a total premium cost of $1,887 ? Approved the renewal of flood in surance for Marshall Elementary School and title I contents for a three year period for a total coat of $3,380. ? Approved a recommendation to move a mobile classroom unit from Spring Creek Elementary School to the Marshall-Walnut Elementary School site for use as s library and lunchroom. ? Supt. Edwards informed the board that Or. Craig Phillips, state superintendent of public instuction, will be at Madison High School on Monday, Dec. 14 at 7:30 a.m. for a breakfast. Ed wards invited the board members and The News Record to attend. Walnut Goodies By EMMA LOU WAMBLES LOCAL VETERINARY CLINIC Candace AJdridge Durden, registered veterinary techni cian who attends to office duties of the Madison Veterinary Clinic II at Walnut, assists Dr. J.R. Allen, does follow-ups, conducts vaccina tion clinics in other locations and is available for emergen cies or questions anytime states that business is on the incline since knowledge of the clinic has spread. She also says they plan to increase ser vices as demand increases. Dr. Allen is at the branch of fice Mondays l to 6, Fridays to 6 and Saturdays 9 till 2. Emergencies are treated anytime. The clinic brings much needed veterinary ser vices offered to our large and small animals in the area. WCDC ACTIVITIES Walnut Community ' Development Club members are awaiting the return of their president, Mrs. Lucille Burnette, who is in Washington as a delegate to the 1961 White House Con ference on Aging. She and seven other members of the club attended the luncheon at the Inn On The Plaza Saturday sponsored by the Western North Carolina Community Development Association. Other members attending were Cloice and Ernestine Plemmons, Tom and Ethel Wallin, Juanita Tradway, Bet ty Jo Treadway and Emma Lou Wambles. ELEMENTARY BASKET BALL Wednesday night Walnut traveled to Hot Springs to play four games. Hot Springs 3rd and 4th grade girls defeated Walnut with a final score of 4-2. Tayna Gunter and Patrick Roberts made two points each for Hot Springs. Angie Rice scored Walnut's 2 points. The 3rd and 4th grade boys played a close game with no ?core at all until late in the game. Walnut won that game to maintain their record of no losses. Final score was Walnut S, Hot Springs 2. Chris Hunter scored 2 points for Walnut. Kelly Harrison scored 2 points for Hot Springs. Sonia Gahagan led Hot Spr ings' 5th and 6th grade girls to victory with 17 points to her credit. Final score was Hot Springs K, Walnut 4. Kathy Worley scored Walnut's 4 The 5th and 6th grade boys game was another win for Hot Springs. The final score was Hot Springs 22, Walnut 9 Todd and close until late in the game when Mars Hill again moved ahead to finish the game 34-27. Mars Hill's high scorer was David Robinson with 14 points. Donald Adams and Paul Frisby shared high scorer's position with 12 points each. The game at Laurel Tues day night was a disappoint ment for Walnut's 7th and 8th grade boys who attempted to play with only four team members present. They forfeited the game at half time. The Walnut Booster Club send regrets to Laurel. Laurel girls won their game. That is all the information available at this time BENEFIT GAME Three adult games were played at Walnut last Satur day night sponsored by the Walnut Booster Club with pro- , ceeds to go toward a score clock for Walnut School. The benefit games were also a warm-up for adult games to begin after the elementary season is over. The first game was between Walnut and Spillcorn men. The outcome of that game was Walnut 69, Spillcorn 40. Walnut and Marshall ladies played next. Their final score was Marshall 34, Walnut 24. Walnut men went up again; against Marshall men this time. They won that game also with a final score of Walnut 59, Marshall SO. PROFESSIONAL UNIFORMS at DISCOUNT PRICES Open Mori Sat 10:30 - 5:30 TOWN <S COUNTRY SOUARE Roz's Uniform Outlet 1 75 Weaverville Hwy . 645-97 14 Off Newbridge Exit Helen Is Secretary To Mr. AJE. Leake, Attorney At Law. She Has Worked For Mr. Leake For 13 Years; Their Office Is Located On Main Street In Marshall. Helen Is Married To Rankin Rice And They Reside In The Route 1 Area Of Marshall. This Service Sponsored By Mars Hill Florist 6?27 FIRST WOMAN MAYOR - Deborah Ponder Baker was sworn in Monday night as Hot Springs phj | y | | - n r n r k rllWlv Wf r* . '?^nvWR first woman mayor in the town's history. Messer Charles Beaii of Clyde of ficially became a represen tative in the North Carolina General Assembly Tuesday when Gov. Jim Hunt signed a proclamation appointing him as the successor to Ernest B. Messer of Canton affective Tuesday. The official appointment follows the selection of Beall by the 44th House District ex ecutive committee, which elected Beall unanimously on Nov. 14. Beall' s seat in the House will come up for re-election in 1982. 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