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The Perquimans weekly. (Hertford, Perquimans Co., N.C.) 1934-current, December 18, 1975, Image 1

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STAN6A3D.PRIMTIHB CO XXX' -.L3JISILL3, KSNTU3KT 40200 FEE PERQUIMANS WEEKLY Volume 31, No. 49 Hartford. Perquimans County. N.C., Thursday, December 18, 1975 10 CENTS Items To GoOriSale - Joe W. Nowell Jr., chair man of the Chamber of Commerce Bicentennial Committee has announced , that appropriate Bicenten nial items including Christmas cookbooks will go . on sale in the downtown area at the latter part of this week. This Bicentennial booth will be manned on Church Street by volunteers ' of the Bicentennial Commit tee and civic groups. Pro- . itceeds from the sale of Bicentennial items will go toward special projects to be sponsored during the Bicentennial year. - Offices To Close v The Perquimans County courthouse offices will be closed for the Christmas holidays from Wednesday, ..Dec. 24 through Friday, Dec. 26. Offices will reopen on Monday morning. . . ft ' t WALK-A-THON PROCEEDS Lee Tunnell, chairman for the Cerebral Palsy Walk-A-Thon sponsored by the Perquimans County Jaycees presents a check in the amount of 12175 to Andrell Henry, CP. chairman for this area. Looking on is Welly White, Jaycee president. (Newbern photo) . High School Honor Rolls William E. Byrum, principal of Perquimans County High School has released the following honor roll listings for the second Six weeks period: . , : , ; .-vY;:'V:V: ' V.-'- A HONOR ROLL Donna Stallings, Debbie L. Ferrell, Cheryl Starlings, Elftpra JRosei, JaneL.BjddilVBrewJ-Waltc. Claudia ' Winslow, Wayne Tarkenton, Suzy Towe, Cindy Hendren, , xerrie Harrell, Sandra Perry, Ann Overton, Donna Phillips, Prlscilla White, Debbie Meads, Peggy Stallings. A-B HONOR ROLL Beth Brown, Cathy Byrum, Lloyd Evans, Peggy Harris, Lynette Johnson, Russell Lassiter, Brenda Sawyer, Mattie Armstrong, Judie Dail, Cindy Gossage, Debbie Harden, Malinda Hurdle, Janet Jennings, Diane Rogerson, Tanya Spear, Lynn Downing, Phillip Harrell, Edward Wills, George N. Felton, Joyce Holley, Kathy Godfrey, Diane Har ris, Mary W. Hurdle, Mirian Hurdle, Joann Meads, Cathy Newberry, Sharon Riddick, Reginald Stepney, Ann Ward, Calvin Whedbee, Julie Samuelson, Donna Thach, Nancy White, Beth Winslow, Rita Moore, Edwell Zachary, Johnnie Wilson, Chris Hinton, Brenda Schultheiss, Kathy Nelson, " -Helen Banks, Paulette Johnson, Anne Winslow, Crystal Foreman, Kent White, Carol D. Felton, Tyronne Hill, Patty Riddick, Cheryl Skinner, Wallace Phillips, Clarence Chap pell, Anna Harrell, Carol Lane, Brenda Moore, Teri Copeland, Yvonne Baker, Susan Rogerson, Paula Wood, Beth Swindell, Rita Rogerson, Dwaine Hinton, Beverly ' Eure, Freda Vaughan, Carlin Whitehurst, Alverta White, Robin Jordan, Darlene Jones, Leola Jones, Linda Jones, Linda Overton, Tony Skinner, Toni Spellman, Angela White, Cynthia Wills, Coleen Parks, Herman White, Sandra " Lane, Susan Banks, Mark Winslow, Valorie Perry, Bridget Dale, Mary Bryant, Dennis Symons; Darrell Stevenson. No School Friday All Perquimans County Schools will dismiss Friday, Dec. 19 at 11:30 a.m. for the beginning of the Christmas Holiday. , No lunch will be served. Students will return Monday, Jan. 5 for a regular full-day schedule. Civic Calendar - THURSDAY, DEC. 18 , Clyde Weathers, Farm Management Specialist N.C. Agricultural Extension Service, will be at the Perquimans County Office Building to meet with farmers and Agri businessmen to discuss good farm business records. The . meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. The Perquimans C.B. Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building in Hertford. " - ; ' Hertford BPW Club meets. : v " ' Hertford Lions Club meets. '.' , ' - ' Hertford Fire Department meets. 1 1 SATURDAY. DEC. 2 : The Belvidcre-Chappell Hill Volunteer Fires Department will sponsor a Turkey Shoot from noon until. The shoot will be held at the fire station and a concession stand will be open , .'" .,-. r' SUNDAY. DIX. 21; -Snu2 Harbor Civic Lerrue meats. ; . 1 R:ODAY,DnC22 ! ' ' Perquimans County r,::cue uad meets. tuz:3ay,lt:c.2? ; . I'rtTcrd r.-'rry Clv.b r.: 3. ' . ,.vi:--3 I" : " 3 C ) rr.ccts. . - ' ' . ; ' ! '). : : I.lr-:ct at8p.m. at the ; i 1 :, . v Fire Department Issues Do 's & Don 't 's For Holiday Safety The Christmas season usually goes hand in hand with traditions. Many tradi tions revolve . around the decorating of the Christmas tree, and the purchasing of gifts for loved ones and fr lends. Uaderwriters ' Laboratories Inc., a'not-for-' profit' organization testing for public safety, and your local fire department, would like to offer a few tips to help make your holiday safe not sorry. - DO be carefeul when buying your tree When purchasing your Christmas tree this year, buy a firm, fresh tree. Store it in a cool place with the base of the tree in water . until ready to be decorated. If you are buying an ar tificial tree be sure to look for the UL Label which tells you it is classified as flame resistant. DO make a check of the decorations you use ' Remember to check the decorative lighting strings for frayed wires, broken cords, and loose sockets. These conditions pose poten tial electrical hazards. Use only light strings that bear a UL Label. When trimming the tree, avoid using oandles or other decorations that may ignite easily. Keep the tree away from the fireplace, radiator, and the T.V. set ! any . source of heat may cause the tree to become dry, thus creating a fire hazard. DON'T overdo it ; Be sure not to overload the electrical circuit' in. your home, The wires that carry more current than they can handle may overheat and cause a fire. Read manufacturer's In structions on lighting str ings carefully and do not use more than the recommend ed number of lights in one circuit. Christmas decorations , are beautiful and very pleasant to look at. However, when you leave your home or retire for the night, turn off the light sets, colored spot lights, or other decorations. DON'T settle for the unknown fWhen purchasing gifts for the people you care about take time out to check for the UL Label. Gifts of electric food blenders, hair dryers, hot combs, and the like are tested for safety by Underwriters Laboratories. Show that you care check for the UL Label. Be safe and happy this Christmas season. When preparing for the. holidays take the extra steps to show you care follow the Do's and Don'ts outlined above. You'll be glad you did. Fir.zirrr ri:. r.zzzLZ r:3 elaz3 - I,!er.iers of t' a Volunteer I '.re Department 7.zKtrci a cell Monday ariomoon at approximately 2 p.m. to I'.r.i a tla:e in one room of a moLiie home o Eeach Board Of Education Votes For One Change In School Organization In a special meeting Monday night, the Perquimans County Board of Education voted to make one change In the organization of the county's schools. Effective with the 1976-77 school year, seventh and eighth gipde students at Hertford Grammar School will be attending Perquimans Union School. That school will consist of grades five through eight with all seventh and eighth graders in the county attending Union School. Hertford Grammar School will consist of grades kindergarten through six and Perquimans Central Grammar School will remain grades Kindergarten through four. Prior to this decision, several community meetings were held throughout the county by the Board of Education to discuss the possibility of reorganization. Chamber Of Commerce Manager Cites Personal Reasons For Resigning Jim Roberson, full-time manager of the Perquimans County Chamber of Com merce will be resigning from that position effective December 31. Roberson began his official duties on October 15. In a telephone interview, Roberson cited his reasons for leaving as "purely per sonal." He did say that the person holding the job of chamber manager needs to live in the county instead of commute. He pointed out that at this time he cannot move to the county and therefore feels that his resignation is the best move. He said, "I regret the cir cumstances that prevail, but one doesn't think of these things at the beginn ing. They just develop." Roberson added that he will probably retire completely. Concerning the announce ment, Wayne Ashley, presi dent of the Chamber of Com merce said, "It is with regret that we accept his resignation." Ashley added that the Executive Commit tee of the Chamber of Com merce is in the process of searching for a replacement. Bryant Says Water Bond Vote Is Compliment To People Of The County "The Perquimans County Water Bond passed by a very large majority, over 20 to 1", according to Richard H. Bryant, Chairman of the Perquimans County Planning Board. "This is a real compliment to the people of Perquimans County and it's towns and villages. It proves once and for all that it really is the molehill that causes us trouble-in the big things we are as one," further states . Bryant. . "The County Commissioners have not as yet set a deadline on sign-ups for the water system. Frank McGoogan is employed by the county to sign-up any homeowners that wish to sign up. His office is in the Perquimans County Office Building on U.S. 17 Business South in Hertford. The deposit fee is ten dollars with fifteen dollars due when the meter is installed. In case you miss Mr. McGoogan, some of us in the Building will be glad to assist you in signing up," according to Bryant. "No matter where you live in the county, if you want to be hooked to the water system, you should sign up. The engineers will use the maps we are compiling to determine where the water lines will go. If you live on a road with only a few homes your chances of getting a line would be better if all the houses sign up, so talk with your neighbors and encourage them to join you in this worthwhile venture," Bryant states in conclusion. The six Northeastern Nor- of Martin County and Kathy ' SjJC Cial DeadllJlG th Carolina counties in the Alliance for Progress, Inc. were represented at a Citizens Training Institute held Dec. 12-14 in New Orleans, La. Those attending included Robert Horton of Bertie County, John Schroeder of Chowan County,, Bryan Salter of Gates County, Richard Gadsdeen of Hert ford County, Ben Courtney of Martin County and Kathy Newbern of Perquimans County. Also attending were Richard Baker, director of Alliance for Progress: Gaynor Mills, director of the Access to Mainstream; and Julio George, director of the Rockefeller Program for Educational Leadership. The meeting was spon sored by the National Com mittee for Citizens in Education. For Next Week Due to the Christmas Holiday, the Perquimans Weekly will come out a day early next week on December 24. Any person having a news item or advertisement to appear in that issue must have it in to the newspaper no later than 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 22. This same schedule will also apply the following week when the paper will appear on Dec. 31 instead of January l. t 4 ' J. ft ?4 -y II I " c r Springs Road belonging to Ms. Pearl Hunter who was not , at home when the fire started. The call was put in to the' fire department by Clarence Shackleford vjio was passing by and noticed flames. Most of the damage was limited to the bedroom area and firemen said it was a guess that the fire started from the mattress. (Newbern photos)

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