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Duplin times progress sentinel. (Kenansville, N.C.) 1963-current, February 24, 1983, Image 1

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? / 4 , ' ? Is* ? 1 itapfitt mtoM'tm*# PROGRESS SENTINEL ????????.. VOL. XXXXV1I NO. 8 USPS 162-860 KENANSV1LLE. NC 28349 FEBRUARY 24. 1983 16 PAGES THIS WEEK 10 CENTS PLUS TAX HOT WATER HEATING SYSTEM - C M. Outlaw is in the process of building an old-fashioned, new-fangled heating system for his home, store and greenhouse. Using a 550-gallon cast iron fuel tank. C.M. first built a firebox in the front. The capacity of the "boiler" is now about 450 to 500 gallons of water. With pipes and pumps, the water, which is continually heated by wood, is piped into the greenhouse and the residence. The water in the residence at the present time is only being used for bathing and dishwashing. In the future, however. Outlaw plans to have the hot water go through radiator-type units with fans circulating the air. The system is under no pressure. The water is circulated by pumps. In the green house. Outlaw has rigged up a what-vou-may-call-it where hot water is curculating through an old abandoned air condition coil. Behind that-is an old window fan which blows air through the water-heated coils. . .Thus, a "hot house." Once completed. Outlaw thinks he will have between $1,000 and $1.500 in the system. I Commissioners Have Declared That Emergency Exists * Duplin Seeks Truck for Garbage Rescue ' w Facing a possible garbage pile-up. Duplin County is looking for a heavy-duty truck chassis suitable for installation of a garbage pickup container and hy draulic system. The board of commission ers. in a special meeting last week, directed Finance Officer Russell Tucker to ft locate such a truck chassis as soon as possible. The com missioners have declared an emergency exists in the county garbage pick-up pro gram because one of its trucks broke down. The county operates a countywide garbage pick-up service, suing four container trucks that operate 5'/j days a week to empty bOO large ^ trash containers. " Tucker was directed to find thej least expensive truck in stock that can do the job. Cost of a truck in stock is estimated at $45,000 to $65,000. The money will come from unbudgeted re serves. The garbage con tainer ard hvdraulics from the broken-down truck, will be installed on the new chassis. The cost of repairing the 1^73 model truck would be about Sb.OUO and it would likely break down again in a short time, uoard members indicated. Sonny Sykes. county sani tation inspector, told the board if it tries to operate with three-faurths of its regular truck capacity for any length of time, garbage wiil pile up. creating an un sanitary and potentially dan gerous situation. Special Funds Available For No-Till Systems Duplin County is one of the three counties in the state selected in 1983 to receive special ACP funding to demonstrate the no-till sys tem of farming. "The no-till system is a cost-effective practice to protect the soil, reduce pol lution and conserve energy." according to David English. Duplin County ASCS execu tive director. Under this special prac tice. cost-sharing at the rate of $10 per acre is authorized for planting directly into old crop residue, annual cover crops and chemically killed sods. Cost-share is not auth orized where the farmer has already adopted a satisfac tory conservation tillage sys tem of farming. Applications for cost-shar ing must be approved before the practice is started. Any farmer interested in this practice should not disk or plant his land, as this w ill disqualify him for this prac tice. "Requests for ACP cost sharing are now being ac cepted at the county office." English stated. Rains Overload Warsaw Plant Drainage System Blamed The City of Warsaw just accepted a new $2 million sewage treatment plant The town of Warsaw faces a potentially costlysewer line inflow problem because its storm drainage system ap parently is connected to the sanitary sewer lines. The city officially accepted its new $2 million sewage treatment plant Friday, Thurman Gaster. sanita tion and maintenance super visor. said an estimated 6 to 8 inches of rain from Friday through Sunday virtually drowned the plant with daily flows of 1.2 million. 1 million and 500.000 gallons. Sewage backed up as a result. The normal sewage flow to the treatment plant is about 500.000 gallons a day. Gaster said. Charles Joyner. project engineer with McDavid Associates, the sewage treat ment plant engineering firm, told the tow n board last week that smoke tests made before construction began to de termine the amount of sewer line leakage in the town indicated most of the storm drains emptied into the sani tary system. He said as much as 80 percent of the town's storm drainage went directly into the sewage treatment plant. The storm drainage in cludes silt and sand, which shortens the life of the pumps. The overload also shortens pump life, as well as increasing operating costs. Caster said such over loads could ruin the plant within a year. Any sewer line work will have to be financed by the town. The board directed the engineering firm to study the problem and estimate the cost of correcting the prob- _ lent. The board ordered a public hearing on 7:.W p.m. March 14 at the town hall on re zoning an area on Pinecrest Drive and Best Street to permit mobile homes. It directed Town Clerk Alfred Herring to look into the complaint of Frances Jones that repairs on her house, financed by the De partment of Housing and Urban Development, were improperly made. Faison Depot May Open In Summer By Emily Killette Approximately $6.(XX) is needed to complete the res toration of the Faison depot into a library and museum, explained restoration com mittee member Nan Fesper man. And, the restoration committee hopes to release the structure to open this summer. ... ? The railroad depot was donated to the town of Faison in 1980 by business man Flamld Precvthe. The town board of commissioners allocated funds to move the building to the Faison parks and recreation grounds and appointed the original res toration committee. Fesper man named the original members and explained most of the work to restore the depot ha- been done with funds raised by the first committee. The original committee was made up of Norma Cates. now deseased; Duplin County Superinten dent of Schools L.S. Guy. Bill lgoe, George Wallace and Nan Fespeiman. The res toration committee received a $5,000 Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation grant and numerous private donations which have funded all work done on the depot at this point. Fcspcrman said- The current -restoration commit tee 1s in the process of planning two or more fund raising projects to raise the monies needed to complete the project. "Our depot is a land mark." Fesperman said. "We fought to keep it be cause many times passersby would not remember anything about our town but the people sitting around the depot under the 'no-loiter ing' signs!" Local carpenters Faison Bow den and J.C. Thompson have been restor ing the depot. According to Fesperman the building will be restored as original as possible and the outside is complete except for land scaping. Inside the carpenters have sanded old paint front the walls and heart-of-ptne wood floors. The floor will be finished in the ne*t week followed bv the v. ts The depot walls w ill be divided b> a chair-railing. The lower section of the wall is to be natural wood. The upper section is to be covered with off-white paint. The cost of finishing the floors and walls of the three-room depot will leave the restoration project at a standstill until more funds are donated or raised by the committee. Fesper man said. "Our next step in re storing the depot will be to add library shelves." Fes perman said. "Bin, we will have lo raise more funds before thai will begin. We will also need library and museum lurnilure and light ing fixtures. Track lighting will be needed in the mu seum and that will be the most expensive item needed." Presently the town of Pinion has no library and is eekiwg donations of his torical items to be placed to the museum. The museum is to display historical items relative to the town of Faison. "The town depot is a tradition, a piece of history and maybe the only thing left to remind us of the local passenger trains. The people of Faison vsere quite con cerned and worked hard to keep the depot from being torn down. And. I think we have something to be proud of in the restoration of the depot." said Fesperman. PIK Program Ends March 11 "The final date for farm operators to file contracts to participate in the PIK (Pay mcnt-ln-Kind) program is March 11." according to David English. Duplin Countv executive director of ASCS. The PIK program is de signed to encourage farmers to further reduce 1983 crop acreages of wheat, corn and sorghum from previously an nounced acreage reduction and land diversion programs. They can divert an additional 10-JO percent of the crop acreage base for PIK. Com pensation under the PIK program is a quantity of bushels of the commodity for which the additional acreage reduction is made. For the 10-50 percent of base PIK. compensation will be the farm's program yield times 05 percent for wheat and 80 percent tor corn and grain sorghum. Farmers may elect to divert the whole crop acreage base for the farm on a bid basis, provided such bid is accepted. The whole base bid means the producer offers to reduce the planted acreage of the crop to zero and devote an acreage equal to the crop acreage base to approved conservation uses. 'Ihe pro ducer bids by specifying the percent of the farm's pro-, gram yield per acre that is acceptable as compensation for participation. The lowest bids are accepted first. If accepted, the bid applies on the total PIK acreage di verted. Bids will be opened at the ASCS office on March IH. Hnglish stated. PIK Program There are still many un answered questions concern ing the I'lK program, but if you are still wondering if PIK is for you. the AKS might help you decide. "We have computer pro grams that will determine the amount of corn and money that the farmer could receive in the A HP and PIK propams." says Keith J. H-.irr. assistant agricultural extension agent with the Duplin County AFS. The program will also compute the dollar amount you would need for a bushel of grain to break even with the PIK program. "For instance, if a pro ducer's variable cost is $200 per acre and has expected yields averaging 00 bushels per acre on land to be set aside, then he would need approximately $3.55 in order to do as well in the PIK program," savd Keith. If a producer will bring in his estimated production costs and yields on Feb. 25, March 1 and March 4. Hairr will be in the office to help determine his break-even point. Also, if the producer know s his corn base and farm yield, they can calculate the benefits he could receive in the program. HINES SERVES AS PAGE Hope Hines of BeulaviUe, daughter of Mr; and Mrs. Charlie N. Hines. Route' 1? served as a page in Governor Jim Hunt's offices in Raleigh during the week of Feb. 7-11. Hope is a junior at East Duplin High School. 4-H In Duplin Includes 15 Clubs In Duplin County. 4-H involves a variety of people, not just club members and leaders, but people from all walks of life. There are 15 4-H clubs in the county with mcmebership of approxi mately 550. Ray Rhinehart. Duplin 4-H agent with the Agricultural Extension Service said. Members of 4-H range in age from 0 to 14 and Duplin has an even mixture of ages with about 50 percerrt in each the junior and senior groups. Rhinehart said. Recruitment of additional members and new clubs is a constant part of 4-H. Rhinehart and the Duplin 4-H expansion com mittee are making plans to establish clubs in the towns of Faison. Calypso and Chin quapin. Programs and projects in 4-H include many different types of subjects. Each year the 4-H clubs in Duplin participate individually or as a club in several projects sponsored by local or state organizations. According to Rhinehart. members and clubs can received district and state recognition in two of the projects emphasized in v Duplin. One of the projects involves safety and can be an individual or club effort. Kliinehart explained. The >afcty project is sponsored by the Duplin County Farm Bureau. The Duplin County Tuberculosis Association, sponsors a health project for individual participation. Four awards are given by the Tuberculosis Association in the health project. Youth Lhoks at Aging projects are emphasized i in Duplin. Rhinchart said, and is a statewide program. The American Association of Re tired Persons sponsors the Youth Looks at Aging projects competition among the 4-H clubs. Another club project spon sored statewide is the Com munity Service project. The North Carolina Honor 4-H <Club sponsors the Commu nity Service competition. "Our clubs and individuals are encouraged to participate in these four projects," Rhinehart. 4-H Agent, said. "But. along with the recom mended projects, the 4-H'er chooses other individual pro jects. As a rule, for the younger members who are just beginning. I try to recommend two or three projects which are of real interest to them." With each project. 4-H members keep a project book and record sheet w hich arc used for grading in the annual selection of achievement award winners in Duplin Counts. "A long-time record book may be the ultimate 4-H project." Rhinehart said. "We (Rhinehart and 4-H leaders) put the most em-, phasis on this project be cause the member can learn so much from it and receive scholarships. Members learn how to keep records, or ganize their thoughts and write using the strict guide lines of compiling the long time record book." The long time record book is a concise diary of all pro jets in which the 4-H member has partici pated and awards received since joining the organiza tion. Duplin 4-H clubs sub mit among the highest number of individual long time record books in the 17-county Southeastern Dis trict. Rhinehart said. Programs for Duplin 4-H are planned by both the individual clubs and the countv extension service. * During the past three yc^rs. Duplin firemen have been involved in 4-H programs with tire safety. The firemen present a fire safety program to the 4-H clubs giving the members insight into emer gency and routine pro cedures. Currently. Rhine hart and the Duplin 4-H Special Projects Community are working to organize a first aid program similar to tire safety involving mem bers of the county rescue services. "The county helps subsi dize the clubs with pro grams." Rhinehart said. Duplin 4-H clubs located in Warsaw are the New Hori zons and the Warsaw Sham rocks; Kenansville. the Ke nansville 4-H. Stanford 4-H and Farrior Youth Core (FYC); Magnolia. Cost 4-H; Rose Hill. Achievers in Mo tion (AIM); Wallace. DECA 4-H and Wallace 4-H; Teachey, Teachev 4-H and People 4-H; Oakwolfe Com munity. Oakridge 4-H; Al bertson. Albertson 4-H; Beulaville. Golden Sunset: and Chinquapin. Mill Swamp I EARLY MODE TRACTOR - Many farmers B can remember some of the first tractors ^ which were built with steel wheels. The tractor replaced the mule and work horses doing the work of several animals. As technology advanced, so did the quality of farm machinery until tractors like the one pict ured above were put to rest. I

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