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The Brunswick beacon. (Shallotte, N.C.) 19??-current, March 18, 1993, Page PAGE 11-A, Image 11

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A." <? \ '.ILlt STAFF PHOTO BY SUSAN USHU YOUTH LEADERSHIP participants at WaccamaR' Elementary School, shown with faculty member Jean Gearhart (left) are (from the left) Ashli Smith, Joe Piver, Shanna King, Neal Hughes, Crystal Railes, Jason Simmons and Jamie Hewett. Not pictured are Brian little and Curtis Stephens. Nine Comp lete Youth Leadershi p Program Nine eighth grade students at Waccamaw Elementary School concluded a 10-session course in public speaking and group leadership skills March 11. The Youth Leadership program was spon sored by the Coast Toasters Toastmastcrs Club of Shallotte and District 37 of Toastmastcrs Inter national. Youth Leadership introduces students to the fundamentals of public speaking, meeting management and leadership through a combina tion of learning-by-doing exercises, guest speak ers, readings and lccturcs. Participants were Curtis Stephens, Shanna King, Crystal Bailcs, Brian Little, Ncal Hughes, Jamie Hcwctt, Jason Simmons, Joe Piver and Ashli Smith. Jean Gearhart was the host teacher. Members of the Coast Toasters Club dis cussed the role of communications skills in their various careers and helped students with such ba sics as speech organization, use of visual aids, voice and vocabulary, lectem protocol and choos ing speech topics, as well as practice in impromp tu speaking, listening, conducting group discus sions, business meetings, and evaluations. Club members Francos Warner, Don Eggert, Laney Blanton, Sherry Hcnrickscn, Jimmy Marshall, Susan Eggert and Janet Flowers partici pated. The program concluded with a Parents Night program held March 11 in the school media cen ter. Individual speakers were Crystal Bailes, "Dangers on the Highway," Joe Pivcr, "Censor ship in Our Nation," and Jamie Hewctt, "The Meaning of Friendship." Also taking leadership roles on the program were Ncal Hughes, Ashli Smith and Jason Simmons. Varnamtown Stil Thinking About Boat Ramp BY DOUG RUTTER Varnamtown Aldermen agreed Monday they should check into the town's liability before moving ahead with plans to rebuild the public boat ramp on the Lockwood Folly River. Although no formal decision has been made to improve the crumbling ramp, the town planning board is working out the project's details. Planners are tentatively scheduled to meet April 5 at 7:30 p.m. in town hall. At Monday night's board of alder men meeting, resident Alex Kuigrc suggested that the board find out be fore it approves the project if the town can be sued if somebody is in jured at the facility. Kuigre said he heard from an un named source that the town could be held responsible if an injury oc curred at the ramp. "I think that needs to be looked into." Town officials said they would check into the liability issue before they decide to improve the ramp. "I don't think it's gone that far yet," Mayor Judy Galloway noted. Despite some opposition, most Varnamtown residents seem to be in favor of rebuilding the ramp. In February, the town board received a petition signed by 87 people who support the project. Earlier, a dozen residents who live near the waterfront had com plained that a new ramp would add to existing parking problems. They said people using the ramp park be side the road and block their drive ways and mail delivery. Kuigre, who was among those voicing concern over the ramp in January, said Monday he isn't op posed to the project if there's enough parking area for vehicles "You dont ever know. Your own neighbor might sue you. There's people riding around looking for any way to make a quick buck." ?Alex Kuigre, resident Alderman John David Dawson, a committee member, said Monday night he still isn't satisfied because the parking lot doesn't drain proper ly. He said he will talk with the company. In other business Monday, alder men voted to contribute S100 to the West Brunswick High School "After Prom" party on April 30. "I think it's a good thing if we've got something we can give them," Mayor Galloway said. The money will be taken from the SI,600 con tingency fund. The Varnamtown Finance commit tee will meet Monday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m. in town hall to work on the 1993-94 budget. and boat trailers. Town officials said last month that problem has been solved. A landowner has agreed to lease to the town property near the ramp that would provide space for 19 vehicles with trailers and another three or four cars. Kuigre said Monday he doesn't want to see the town get sued and lose a lot of money. "1 know who the town is. It's me and everybody else. If a person gets hurt he can take a hunk of money." "You don't ever know. Your own neighbor might sue you," he contin ued. 'There's people riding around looking for any way to make a quick buck." Earlier this year, town officials accepted a planning board design for a ramp 77 feet long and 41 feel wide. Junior Thompson, Blondell Robinson and Nicky Vamam own the ramp property and have agreed to lease it to the town. The ramp design accepted by the town board carries an estimated cost of S21,780. But town officials have said they think they can have the ramp built for less money. Town Clerk Luellen Norris re ported Monday that Vamamtown has $70,996 in the bank. However, the town still owes S7.650 to MAC Construction for paving the town hall parking lot. Last month, the town board voted to pay the Shallouc contractor pend ing a final review by the building and grounds committee. Train Wreck Simui ation Set Saturday Emergency crews from Military Ocean Terminal, Sunny Point, Car olina Power & Light and Brunswick County Emergency Services will simulate a train accident at the Funs ton Rail Crossing on Saturday, March 20, between 10 a.m. and noon. 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