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THE PERQUIMANS WEEKLY
Volume 39, No. 3 t USPS 428-080 Hertford, Perquimans County, N.C., Thursday, February 3, 1983 20 CENT!
Receiving instruction in CPR
from First Responder in
^ structor Clifton Jarvis, left,
are members of Perquiman's
first First Responder class
held at the Intercounty Fire
Department in Woodville.
Students include, left to right,
Michael Cartwright, ]
Charlene Dignon, regional <
CPR coordinator, Eugene
Rountree Sr., assistant fire
chief, and Eugene Rountree
Course trains first responders
, in handling CPR, first aid
By VAL SHORT
What would you do if you were the
first person on the scene of an ac
cident? Or, to phrase it another way,
if you were the first person on the
scene of an accident, would you know
what not to do?
_*Pa&icipuits ia the Flrtt
. Responder Training Course will
know the answers to those questions.
They are learning to be proficient in
providing basic emergency medical
care, as well as learning what to do to
prevent further complications and to
make the patient more comfortable.
"The First Responder Course is an
extensive first aid course designed to
train those who would arrive first on
the scene of an accicent," explained
I Charlene Dignon, CPR coordinator
' for this region.
Those who complete the 28 lesson
course will be certified to administer
CPR, which is cardiopulmonary
resusitation, and they will learn to
handle shock, bleeding, splinting,
stroke, heart attack, poisons, in
ternal and external injuries, ac
cording to Dignon.
The course is not limited to rescue
I personnel, said Dignon and she ex
plained that anyone "could use it in
The First Responder program was
developed at the state level, and
according to Dignon, Region R is one
of the first in the state to implement
In the Instructors training course
held recently. 40 instructors were
certified to teach in this area, in
| eluding four from Perquimans
County ? Annise Peckham, of
Hertford, Russell Blanc hard and
Eric Copeland, both of Belvidere,
and Clifton Jarvis, of Woodville.
Jarvis the first of the instructors to
begin a course, which is being held in
Woodville with the Intercounty Fire
Jarvis is teaching the course
through the College of the Albemarle.
He now has 11 students participating.
The basic First Responder course
includes 42 feoui* of Instruction,
Dignon explained. Six more hours of
instruction will qualify a participant
as an ambulance attendant. If par
ticipants want to extend their
training further, they can take an 81
hour course and become certified
Emergency Medical Technicians,
according to Dignon.
Upon completion of the First
Responder course, students will
receive a patch, which the state is
now developing, and a certificate
from COA. First responders will be
required to carry kits in their cars
which will include such equipment
as, penHghts, sterile bandages,
blankets, fire extinguishers, scissors
and eye protectors.
"First responders will work* under
the authority of some local EMS
department and they may have to be
dispatched somehow, "said Dignon.
"We don't want this to turn into
something where people listen to
their scanners waiting for ac
"We are developing the guidelines
now, "she continued.
Other training the first responders
will receive includes airway care,
diabetes, epilepsy, emergency
childbirth, moving patients, burns,
exposure to heat and cold, and
review of vital signs.
Another course is scheduled to
begin in March, according to Dignon,
led by instructor Annice Peckham.
There is no tuition for members of
t Miller receives Jaycee's highest honor
"That service to humanity is the
best work of life" is part of the
Jaycee creed and it aeems to aptly
apply to the 1963 Distinguished
Service Award Winner.
Patsy Miller of Belvidere was
tttMd winner of the Jayeeo's
highrri award at the annual banquet
held last Thursday at Angler' I Cove
the time oi
? .? -aabie to at
tend, tat her husband, Archie, and
friends presented the award in her
MVwHng tin* humpHrt
- Expressing surprise at winning the
traditional mala award, Mrs. Miller
Mrs. Miller served a Perquimans
County Jaycette president in 1M0 and
as regional director for the North
Carolina Jaycette* in 1>7*. She is also
the winner of many awards including
? outstanding sparkette and the
Jaycette Award of Honor for two
Mrs. Miller has shown her
leadership in other local and area
organizations, she haa aerved as
taaauiniiy development chairman
for the Albemarle Area Development
Association, chairman (or the
Perquimans County Council of the
Status of Woman, member of the
county Farm-City committee, and
volunteer and tour guide for the
Newbold- White House.
In Ml ahe was appointed by the
Perquimans bounty Commissioners
to serve on the Albemarle Regional
Mrs. Miller and her husband have
two children, Nicole and Jake.
Eight other awards were presented
during the banquet. Including one for
Outstanding Senior Citisen awarded
to Joe Tunnell of Hertford, who
received a standing ovation.
Richard Skinner, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Charlie Skinner, received the
Outstanding Youth Award.
Over 65 people attended the
banquet which was sponsored par
tially bar the Bank of North Carolina
and Peoples Bank.
Guest speaker for the event was
Alvin Miselle, 27 year VEPCO
representative. Though his message
wm brief, it was inspiring to
volunteer*. He encoaraged
Perquimans County volunteers to
Other IMS Jaycee award winners
included. Georgia Kay Stalling*.
<M:>- s a, t
outstanding young woman; Kathy
Tant, outstanding young educator;
Charles Matthews, outstanding
young fanner; Parker Newhern and
Lance Driver, outstanding young
firefighter, Michael Jaselium, out
standing young law officer; and
Janet Turlington, outstanding young
Award winners received plaques
and other nominees were presented
Also during the banquet a slide
presentation was presented com
pliments of Wayne Winslow and
The Jaycees and Jaycettes are
county organizations which provide
community services and volun
teerism for the are*. Bach year they
sponsor and participate ip a variety
of events including the Christmas
rescue squads, fire departments or
ambulance services. Tuition for
other is *8.
If you are interested in becoming a
first responder, Contact her ai
the Albemarle Regional Planning
and Development Commission at 426
Democratic candidate for
governor Tom Gilmore of
Guilford County stopped in
Hertford Monday af
ternoon and was welcomed
by, left to right, Hertford
Police Chief Marshall
Merritt, Hertford Mayor
Bill Cox, and Estelle
Felton, chairman of the
Candidate makes campaign stop
Tom Gilmore from Guilford
County has hit the campaign trait
and following the trail to the
Northeast, he made a stop in
Hertford Monday afternoon.
Gilmore, who claims to be the
only businessman running for
governor, believes in taking the
government back to the people. A
former member of the house of
representatives from 1972 to 1978
and former deputy secretary of
the department of human
resources, Gilmore is president
and co-owner of the Gilmore Plant
and Bulb Company in Julian.
He is currently chairman of the
committee on constitutional in
tegrity. A 1959 graduate of North
Carolina State University,
Gilraore received his degree in
Gilmore's concerns include the
North Carolina Constitution,
which he says is too easily
plans for 400th
By VAL SHORT
April 27, 1984 is the 400th an
niversary of the English colonization
of the New World. North Carolina
will be celebrating in a big way.
The four year commemoration will
officially end August 18, 1987, which is
the 400th anniversary of Virginia
Many activities will be scheduled
around the state throughout the four
year celebration, including a visk
from a member of the Royal Family,
possible Prince Charles or Princess
Diana, and a journey by boat to
Plymouth, England, led by Goverw'r
James Hunt, to erect a marker
commemorating the Roanoke
What role will Perquimans County
play in this exciting celebration?
That will be up to the people of
Perquimans and the county 400th
Anniversary committee, according
to Jeanne White, who is chairing the
All 100 North Carolina counties will
be participating in the anniversary
which is expected to draw national
and international visitors.
"North Carolina expects big things
to come of this," White commented,
"but, it's like one of our committee
members said, big things will not
happen unless we make it so."
White explained that each county
has to have its projects scheduled by
June 1983, so that the state can print
brochures of statewide events. But
the celebration will not officially
begin until July 13, 1984.
The Perquimans 400th committee
is made of approximately 20 area
residents, including Lucille Winslow,
who is serving as the state liason for
the state committee. The local
committee held its first meeting last
week and according to White, the
Perquimans celebration has an
Some of the ideas for projects
discussed at the first meeting in
?a meeting of Quakers at the
?water archeological research to
find Indian villages
?a meeting of the North Carolina
General Assembly at the Newbold
?county sporting events
?commemorating the 200th an
niversary of Methodism in the United
White said she was interested in
the Indian archeological research.
"We know there were Indians here
and we presume the villages are now
underwater," she commented.
"This celebration has a lot of
potential here and the key is to get
everybody involved," White said.
"We hope to get lot of participation,"
she continued, saying she hoped that
area organizations would join in and
White also asked that anyone in
terested in serving on the committee
please contact her at the Register of
"This is going to be a challenge and
an interesting four years to look
forward to," White said.
The committee chairman said the
members will begin lining up
projects during the next meeting,
which is scheduled February 14 at
7:30p.m. at the Courthouse.
No arrests have been made in the
January 24 break-in of Reed Oil
Company in which four portable
kerosene heaters were stolen.
According to Hertford Police Chief
Marshall Merritt, the case is still
A 12 year old youth has been
arrested and charged with shoplif
ting, according to Merritt. Police
were called to the scene when two
BeLo Market employees reportedly
observed the youth concealing a
padlock valued at $3.85 January 28.
A warrant has been issued for a
Pasquotank County resident who is
suspected of stealing a coffee pot
from Woodard's Drug Store.
Charles Woodard discovered the
coffee pot, valued around $72,
missing when Howard Williams of
the Hertford FCX called and
reported he had purchased a coffee
pot with Woodard's price tags for $25.
Merritt said the case is still under
investigation, but an arrest is im
Approximately $65 was stolen from
the Perquimans County Library
January 24, according to Merritt.
Library employees reported the
money was stolen from a purse that
was located in a desk drawer. No
arrests have been made.
Patsy Miller of Belvidere is
the 1983 recipient of the
Service Award. The award
was announced at the annual
Jayeee banquet held last
Thursday at Angler's Cove.