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PAGEANT MODEftAfcqR - Ms.
Becky Livas, producer and hostess
of WTAR-TV's "People, Places and
Things" will serve as moderator for
the Little Miss Perquimans
Pageant on Feb. 18. Ms. Livas has
been with the half hour daily televi
won talk and feature show fojr two
and one-half years. Prior to tnat she
was a general assignment reporter
for WTAR news and anchored a
special morning newscast as part of
"The Dick Lamb Show."
to appear here
Becky Livas, producer apd
hostess of "People, Places and
Things" will serve as moderator for
the Little Miss Perquimans pageant
.being sponsored Feb. 18 by the Per
f',uimans County Jaycettes.
At the pageant, Ms. Livas will
crown the Uttlft Miss 'Sweetheart iff
the 3-5 year old category. Con
testants are: Roberta Chappell,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William
Wrlfe Virappell; Terri Anne
Cowthron, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Terry Cowthron; Denise Pare,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis
Hare; Carol Ann l>wis, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Carl W. Lewis Jr.;
Sarah Paige Mid gett, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Midgett; Jennifer
Rae Stallings, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Danny Stallings; Stephanie
Dawn Stallings, daoghter of Mr.
and Mrs. Barry Stallings; Wendy
Renee Stallings, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Larry Stallings; Dena Jo
White, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Joe Towe White Jr.; and Sarah
Elizabeth Winslow, daughter of
Mrs. Ellis Winslow.
Also featured will be the crowning
of the Little Miss in the M year old
Mrs. William Penn Chappell;
Wanda Harrell, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Billy Harrell; Paula Lane,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard
Lane; Nicole Miller, daughter of
Mr. Mid Mrs. Archie Miller; Susan
Owens, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Billy Owens; and Heather
Umphlett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Proceeds from the pageant will
be used by the Jaycettes for a
scholarship fund for a local high
school student. Tickets are $3 for
adults and $1 for children (12 and
under) and may be purchased at the
door. - ;s
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Young Democrats form
By KATHY M. NEWBERN
A Perquimans County Young
Democrat! Club was formed Jan. 31
as the result of an organizational
meeting attended by 20 interested
Present to discuss the Young
Democrats organization was M.C.
league, president of the North
Carolina Young Democrats of
North Carolina; and Gary Jewell,
Assistant Director of the Eastern
District Organizational Committee.
Fifteen of the 20 people attending
the meeting paid the $1 organiza
tional fee thus forming a local YD
In his comments. Teague said,
"This is the bluest organizational
meeting I've ever seen in my five
years working with Young
Democrats Clubs." He also outlined
the goals of the organization saying,
"Our goal is to train young people in
politics, to elect Democrats to
public office, and to increase in
tegrity in government."
The requirements for member
ship in Young Democrats is that the
person be under the age of 36 and a
registered Democrat. Teague also,
explained that older Democrat/
may apply for honorary member
ship. Several members of the Per
quimans County Democratic Com
mittee, including Chairman Archie
T. Lane Sr. were present at the
organizational meeting offering
support for a local chapter.
In "selling" the idea of a YDC,
Teague said, "It's my strong feeling
that young people in every county in
Nortltparolina should have the op
portunity to have a YDC in their
y as a way to learn about
le State YDC President then ex
ined that special interest had
, sen expressed in organizing in
f Perquimans County "since the
First Congressional District of 21
counties has always been our least
To date, the Young Democrats of
North Carolina have chartered 45
county clubs and 18 college clubs
with a total membership at about
Teague closed his comments by
pointing out that chapters in small
counties can be as active and in
fluential as chapters in larger
Following the information ses
sion, those present elected Paul
Smith Jr. as acting chairperson un
til formal elections could be held. It
was decided that those elections
and a charter presentation would be
held Feb. 15. Additional members in
the local organization are still being
accepted. Those interested in more
information on the chapter or the
next meeting may contact Smith at
426-5905 or Mrs. Ann Young at
Albemarle EMC offers trip for young people
An all-expense-paid trip to
Washington, D.C. next June will be
awarded to two young people from
this area by Albemarle Electric
Membership Corporation according
to Ed Brown Jr., manager of the
It's part of the National Rural
Electric Cooperative Association's
annual Rural Electric Youth Tour
that brings around a thousand rural
youth to the nation's capitol each
Brown said winners of an essay
writing contest sponsored by
Albemarle EMC would be awarded
the trip which begins June 11 and
runs for six days. All high school
juniors in the system's service area
are eligible to enter the contest. The
Cooperative's service area includes
Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Pas
quotank and Perquimans counties.
Contest entrants will be required
to submit a 750-word essay on the
subject: "How Members Benefit
From Ownership of their Electric
Cooperative." Resource material
that may be helpful to contestants
are available from the co
operative's office in Hertford.
Essays will be judged on the basis
of (1) knowledge of the subject ?
40%, (2) originality ? 30%, (3) com
position ? 10%, (4) neatness ?
10%, and (5) grammar ? 10%.
Deadline for submitting essays
will be Feb. 28. On the basis of the
essays, two winners will be selected
to travel on the tour.
This is the first year that
Albemarle EMC has sponsored an
essay-writing contest and spon
sored young people on the tour.
As-participants in the Rural Elec
tric Youth Tour, local contest win
ners will travel by bus from Raleigh
with other state winners to
Washington, D.C. where they will
spend five days visiting places of
historical interest, visiting
members of Congress, and getting a
first hand view of their "govern
ment in action."
Approximately 1,000 Youth Tour
participants from across the nation
will meet during the week for a
special program coordinated by the
National Rural Electric
Cooperative Association. The pro
gram will feature congressional
leaders and high government of
ficials, a visit to the White House
and a fun-filled "happening" will
highlight the day's events.
Interested high school juniors
may learn more about the tour and
contest rules by contacting
Albemarle EMC's office in
Candidates announce plans
FENTON EURE JR.
Fenton Eure Jr. '
Candidate for County
Fenton Eure Jr. of Rt. 3, Hertford
filed Jan. 31 for the New Hope
Township seat on the Perquimans
County Roard of Commissioners.
Eure makes the fourth candidate to
file for the seat being vacated by
Gay H. (Tuck) Webb.
A native of Perquimans County,
Eurd is a farmer. He is married to.
Eure is aif active Ruritan being a
member of the Durants Neck
Ruritan Club where he's served on
the Board of Directors and as club
president. In 1975, he was Zone
Governor in the Albemarle District
Ruritans. He then served as Lieute
nant Governor to that group in 1976
and just completed a term as
District Governor. He will be serv
ing on the Board of Directors for the
district for the next three years.
Eure is -also currently* serving on
the Publications and Handbook
Committee for Ruritan National.
Eure is a member of Berea
they have twi
age 12; and A
: Fenton III,
Church of Christ where he serves as
Assistant Superintendent, Deacon,
a church trustee, and on the
business committee. He and his
wife also teach a youth group in the
Euro's business-related member
ships include: the PerqvtRTans
County Chamber of Commerce,
N.C. Pork Producers' Association,
Albemarle Beef Cattlemen's
Association, N.C. Cattlemen's
Association, N.C. Seedmen's
Association, the Seedmen's
Associations in South Carolina,
Georgia and Arkansas; the
Southern (14 states) Seedmen's
Association, N.C. Crop Improve
ment Association, and the N.C.
Foundation Seed Producers'
Concerning this, his first attempt
at public office, Eure filed the
following statement, "The biggest
reason I've filed is that being a
native of Perquimans County, I'm
naturally interested in county
government and I'd like to be a part
of it. I enjoy working with people."
Lloyd R. Dail
Candidate far Board of Education
Lloyd R. (Flutch) Dail, 49, of Rt.
3, Hertford filed Jan. 13 for the
vacated seat of Ralph Harrell on the
Perquimans County Board of
Education. Dail was the first to file
for the seat and with the filing
deadline past, he will face Walter L.
Leigh in the May primary.
Dail is a native of Perquimans
County and is self-employed. This is
his first time seeking elective
He issued the following state
ment, "I would like my life to speak
for itself. If they want to know about
me, ask someone that knows me."
A WINflF WONDERLAND -
Perquimans Couaty Joined the rest
(rftbe Albemarle am in waking up
iMft Tharaday aeraiaf to find a
blank* 9t the white staff conriag
the ground. The first snowfall of
the s^isoB wai r up (? four
inches locally with at mucb as
mom IhaKa* In
Ufa ucmi iccMiniiiimg in uie
Tidewater, Va. area. Scenes above
show the winter wonderland and the
Joy at students, enjoying an one*
? \. *7? ; -s " ?
peeled vacatioa from school on
Thursday aad FriJ?y. AO availed
the expected arrival of more of the
white stuff, but only a few flurries
were reported m Monday. No ma
jor accidents war* reported though
local law enforcement officials
were busy with fender imiiri tad
slips la ditches. (Staff photos by
Kathy M. Newbero)