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The Perquimans weekly. (Hertford, Perquimans Co., N.C.) 1934-current, December 20, 1984, Image 1

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THE PERQUIMANS WEEKLY VOIum* 40, No. 52 USPS 420-000 Hertford, Perquimans County, N.C., Thursday, December 20, 1904 2S CENTS Madonna and Child Kathy Smith is among the winning participants in the school art contest for grades K-12 in Perquimans County. Miss Smith, a senior at Perquimans County High School, will receive two free video plays at One Stop Convenience Store. Hospice volunteer training sessions set | By JANE B. WILLIAMS > A nine-week Hospice Training program, sponsored by ; Albemarle Home Health Care, will be offered in Perquimans bounty at the Albemarle Electric Membership Corporation Building in Winfall beginning on Thursday, January 17 and ending on Thursday, March 14. Each of Q?e weekly sessions will be held | ori Thursday evenings from 7:00 p.)n. until 9:00 p.m. Hospice training is given to Volunteers, who in turn will become certified to work with terminally ill patients in their homes. Currently there are two such patients in Perquimans County 4nd eight certified volunteers. during the nine-week series of | programs various information Will be presented covering topics from general hospice information to feelings about death and dying.. In Session I the topic of general hospice information will be presented by Kay Whedbee and Nora McDougald. The session will give insight into the Hospice philosophy; covering its goals, structure, function and objectives and the history of the Hospice movement. Session II will deal with family dynamics and legal aspects, and will be presented by Joyce Pickrel, MSW, ACSW and John Matthews, Attorney at Law. The presentation will deal with the family as the unit of care, roles of family members, how crisis changes family roles and the special needs of the child and adolescent. The psychosocial process of dying will be covered in Session II by Wilma Harris, Director of the College of the Albemarle School of Nursing. Cognitive information on the stages of dying and methods of dealing with each stage will be among the topics covered. Dan Shingleton, MSW, Division of Health Services will conduct Session IV, which deals with communication skills; covering active listening, non-verbal communication, body language, open-ended questions, nonjudgemental attitude and role playing. The physiological process of dying will be presented by Dr. Robert E. Lane in Session V. The information to be covered includes pathophysiology of the actual process of dying; information about cancer, chemotheraphy, radiotheraphy and terminology used by cancer patients. The Rev. Steve Wilson will discuss feelings about death and dying in Session VI. This session will be a time for values clarification on the part of the volunteer. Licensed Funeral Director Larry Swindell and the Rev. David Goehring will discuss funeral planning in Session VII. Session VIII will deal with the grief process, and will be presented by Dr. Roger Allen and the Rev. Arthur Wall. The session will include information on grief counseling and bereavement, as well as the stages of grief and unique responses. Roberson named Fireman of the Year at banquet By CINDY LEICESTER "Whenever he assigns a task to someone he fully explains it so that it can be carried out in the proper fashion. He insists upon completing a job and doing it well. He possess great leadership and patience." These are just some of the qualities that members of the Hertford Volunteer Fire Department used in describing Edgar Roberson, their choice for recipient of the department's 1984 Fireman of the Year Award. Mayor Bill Cox presented the award to Roberson Friday night at the annual Ladies Night Banquet held at the Hertford Fire Department. Roberson has served as an officer in the Hertford Fire Department for several years since joining in 1975, including serving as captain in the local department for upcoming year. He is currently second vice president in the Albemarle Fireman's Association and will be taking over the duties of President of the Association in 1985. Upon receiving this award Roberson was quoted as saying, "In looking over the other 21 members I could realize there were many more qualified for this honor. Also, looking among the retirees I could realize and visualize the foundation work, the loyalty and the honor that they had built over the previous years in the Hertford Fire Department. "Also, with the outstanding leadership of the chief and past chiefs, and the officers and past officers, and the members, there is a lot of pride in the fire service in this department as well as the many departments in the county. "The fire service is one of the few organizations that I have been in that went beyond their call of duty to make the organization a better organization. And the quote, 'None of us is as smart as all of us,' describes the departments which the county has for fire service." Roberson has worked for Albemarle Chemcial in Winfall for the last six ye&rs and is currently Assistant Manger in Sales. Besides his fire service activities he been active in the community for many years including serving as past director and Parade Chairman for the Perquimans County Jaycees and a former member of the Perquimans County Rescue Squad. He and his wife Gail reside at Route 1, Hertford with their three children. Kristie, Mindy and Justin. In addition to Roberson, other 1985 officers installed at the banquet by El wood Inscoe, former N. C. Fire Commissioner, were Marvin Hunter, Assistant Chief; Bob Reed, Captain; Parker Newbern and Larry Chappell, Lieutenants; and Walter Edwards, Secretary-Treasurer. Officers of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Hertford Fire Department were also installed at the banquet. They include, Gail Roberson, President; Cindy Leicester, Vice-President; Judy Christensen, Secretary; and Lynne Bunch, Treasurer. Hertford Mayor Bill Cox presents the 1984 Fireman of the Year Award to Edgar Roberson Jr. of the Hertford Fire Department at their annual banquet held Friday night. (Photo by Edward Leicester) Board of Education accepts plans for school renovation By MONICA ROACH Plans for the renovation and construction of a new facility adjoining Perquimans County High School received a nod of approval by Perquimans County Board of Education members on Monday night. Sam Ashford, of Ashford and Associates, architects for the renovation project, brought in a set of plans for the renovation project for final review by the Board prior to the letting of bids which is scheduled for early January of 1985. Changes were made on the plans that were presented at the meeting. Comments were made by Board members that additional windows and ventilation were needed in some of the rooms that were shown on the plans. Mr. Ashford noted the changes that were discussed and assured the Board members that ( Continued on page 2) Bloodmobile today The Bloodmobile will be in Hertford today, (Thursday) from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Hertford United Methodist Church. During the holiday season the demands on the Tidewater Regional Blood Bank are at their peak, and we encourage you to give the gift of life. The Bloodmobile is sponsored by the Perquimans County Jaycee Women.

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