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The Kings Mountain herald. (Kings Mountain, N.C.) 18??-1974, December 23, 1976, Image 1

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THE THURSDAY EDITION 49* $169 $199 $1 29 NCPA Award Winninff New»paper KIMGS MOUriTNh MIRROR-HGRhLD VOL. 87 NO. M KINGS MOUNTAIN, NOBTH CABOUNA S80M THUBSDAV, DECBMBBB IS, 1978 ► 1 CNI 9^ IE I On $299^50 City Hall City Selected For EDA Grant Review By TOM McINTVBE Editor, Mirror-Herald Sen. Robert Morgan’s office notified the City of Kln^ Mountain Wednesday that an application for $298,800 for the construction of a Oovernmental Services Facility Building has been approved for final review by the Economic Develop ment Administration. Shelby Mayor Les Roark, an aide to Sen. Morgan, ssitd Kings Moun tain’s application was one of 87 set aside for a second look In North Carolina and the only one In the four- county Region C Planning area. Final approval of the application could come within the next two weeks, according to Roark. Mayor John H. Moss said Wed nesday, "We are very happy we’ve been selected for final consideration of funding out of all of the ap plications submitted across the state. We have our fingers crossed that Kings Mountain will be Included In the program.’’ According to Roark Kings Mountain has better than an even chance of being approved by EDA. He ssdd that within 90 days of the date of final approval the city will have to advertise for bids on con struction of the new city hall. The city’s application statement from Moodye Clary, architect. Indicated the city would be rea(ily to advertise within the time limit. Mayor Moss said the present city hall, which was erected In 1937 and renovated In the late l9eo’s, was not designed to handle the Increased services offered cltlsens today and that a new facility has been discussed for sometime. He said the new Local Public Worics Capital Development and Investment Program (P. L. 84-869) came at an opportune time. ’The planned city hall offers needed areas to the administrative and business offices, plus the fire and police departments. According to the EDA guidelines the on site construction of the city’s new facility. If approved, could begin by March 15, 1977. Roark said 868 applications, totaling $350 million In requests. Sister Finks On Her Brother To Santa Claus Dear Santa, I would like for you to bring me a Baby-That-Away. I been good, but my little brother has been mean. He plays with baby dolls. He is a sissy. He don’t need a thing for Christmas. Tours truly, Kelly Moore -oOo- Maybe Kelly won’t be too upset If Santa brings her little brother a little scsnethlng for Christmas. At any rate, the letters to Santa have been coming In heavily and ’The Mirror- Herald has been pleased to publish them. The last batch of Santa letters are located on the Inside of today’s edition. Dofi License Tags On Sale December 28 were submitted across the state. Only 87 applications were approved for final review. Those 87 cover the state’s entire budgetted amount of $38 million. Roark said 28 of the applications are covered under the first phase of the public works act, which lends assistance to municipalities with unemployment exceeding the natlonalaverage of 7.8 percent. Nine applications are considered under the second phase of financial aid to areas with unemployment between an and 7.8 percent. Kings Mountain falls into this category. It is Ironic that Roark's city, Shelby, was not approved tor final consideration. Roark said Shelby submitted three appllcattons: one for restoring the old Junior High annex, a second for renovation to city park and the third for con struction of a second fire station. Roark did rut say, but with the city being the only applicant In Region C approved for final con sideration, It appears the KM City Schools application for funds to construct a Ufe-akllla facility at Central School was also rejected by EDA. Police Grant OKed Kings Mountain Police Depart ment has been awarded a grant for $14,488.00 to employ a full-time youth officer. Chief Lloyd said he submitted the application to Law Enforcement Assistance Association three months ago and the new position will be effective Jan. 1, 1977. Chief Utqrd said the officer will be in eharge of Investigations of all criminal offenses concerning Juveniles, Including counseling and developing of new programs for youth. The youth officer will work In the detective division, said the Chief, who said one of his present officers will be promoted to the position and a new patrolman will be employed. Chief Uoyd also reported the employment of Mrs. Linda Haynes Hamm. 28, as a new patrolman- dispatcher, the second woman to be employed. Mrs. Hamm Is married to Richard Hamm smd they and their two sons reside at 810 Fulton 3t. She Is a 1966 graduate of Kings Mountain High School and recently completed a 180-hour course In iteslc Police Science. She has been employed as a school crossing guard since 1874. Toy Shop b Open The Toys For Tots shop Is open today and Friday with members of the Kings Mountain Ministerial Association on duty distributing Christmas goodies to needy families. The toy etiap is located on S. Cherokee St. In the former Durham Life Insurance offices. Ministers In the Kings Mountain area have distributed cards to qualified families In the community and those persons are asked to present the certlfled cards to the ministers at the shop In order to receive toys and games. The cards are given to needy families to prevent anyone from taking advantsige of the program, according to ministerial association members. The project Is an annual event co sponsored by the Kings Mountain FTre Department and the ministerial association. The firemen collect new and repairable toys and the ministers distribute them. Ehght ministers will be on hand -woriclng two hour shifts both today and Friday to handle distribution. The toy shop opens at 8 a. m. both days and closes at 6 p. m. Yule Story In KM Annual sale of 1977 city dog license tags begin Tuesday, Dec. 28 and are available at the Kings Mountain Police Department or from Dog Warden Stretch Bollinger at $3.60. Dog owners are reminded by KMPD that all dogs are required by law to wear a dog tag. Should an un tagged animal be picked up by the dog warden, the dog’s owner will be required to purchase a tag before the pet Is returned. JClngs Mountain will observe a traditional Christmas, against a background of high-level business conditions and near-full working schedules. Cltlsens are busy today catching up loose ends, designed to make a well-rounded sind happy Christmas holiday, as kids await with painful anticipation arrival of Santa Claus on his annual Christmas trek. There will be holidays for moat. Already the city’s population Is swelled with arrival home of area college students and out-of-town kin for the holidays. Virtually all In dustry Is on holiday or will begin holidays today, most firms paying Christmas bonuses and presenting gifts at Tula parties this week. Christmas Eve church services sire planned by at least six Kings Mountain area churches. Traditional 11 p. m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Services are planned by congregations of Flrat Presbyterian, St. Matthew’s and Resurrection Lutheran Churches, a 7 p. m. Candlelight Communion sendee Is slated by congregations of Dixon and Shiloh Presbyterian Churches at the Dixon church and a 7:80 p. m. Candlelight sendee Is planned by the congregation of Boyce Memorial ARP Church. At Flrat Presbyterian Church at 11 p. m. Friday, the Chancel Choir, under direction of Mrs. Darrell Austin, will sing "No Room" by John W. Peterson and "Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence" prior to the communion meditation and celebration of the Lord’s Supper. Candles and greenery will decorate the windows of the sanctuary which will feature a Chrlsmon tree as central decoration. The Natlvlly Story will be retold In word and song at St Matthew's 11 p. m. service which will feature special anthems by the Junior and Senior Choirs. Mrs. L. Qlenn aonlnger, soprano, will be featured soloist In "Jesu, Bambino." Out of deep Lutheran tradition, the St Mat thew’s and Resurrectlan Lutheran Churches will be not dressed until .."the dawn of Christmas”, on Christmas Eve. The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be observed at the Resurrection Candlellghting Service at 11 which will feature choral anthems under direction of Donald Deal with Mrs. Aubrey Mauney at the organ. Trip McOlU wUl direct special music by the Senolr Choir of Boyce Memorial ARP Church at 7:80 p. m. Candlelight service. Pastor Charles Edwards will use the sermon topic, "The Lord Always Before Me.” Dr. OUn WMtener will lead the communion meditation at the Candlellghting Communion servlco at Dixon Presbyterian Church. CSirlstmas Day, Saturday, will be a day of family reunions and celebrations. 1

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