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The Kings Mountain herald. (Kings Mountain, N.C.) 18??-1974, June 14, 1977, Image 1

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9c 3c | 99 i THE TUESDAY EDITION VOL. 88 NO. 47 TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 1977 KINGS MOUNTAIN OR-HERALD Photo By Lib Stewart MRS. AUSTIN HONORED — Mrs. Darrell Austin is shown receiving the coveted ‘‘Terry Sanford Award,” given to the teacher for innovativeness in the teaching profession, by Bethware Principal and KM Unit NCAE President at the anmual luncheon Wednesday. Mrs. Austin is elementary schools music director. JONES FAMILY HONORED - Donald D. Jones received an oil portrait from the Kings Mountain Unit of NCAE and ACT to be hung in B. N. Eo Supt. and Mrs. Music Program Set “Son Company’’ will present a program of personal testimonies and music at Bethlehem Baptist Church Sunday morning at the 11 o'clock worship hour. Reg Alexander of Kings Mountain is leader of the group. He said, ‘‘At a time when people everywhere are reaching for a meaning to life, the members of Son Company have dedicated them- selves to sharing what they have discovered, the fullness of a per- sonal relationship with God through Jesus Christ.”’ Combining their skills to minister in a variety of areas, the seven members of Son Company seek to stimulate both Youth and Adults to a growing fellowship with God. Register Now For Arts, Crafts Fair Plans are underway for a big Arts and Crafts Fair to be held July 2-4 at Kings Mountain Community Center under sponsorship of the city recreation department and loeal craftsmen. All exhibits will be set up {indoors and the interested craftsman should fill out the accompanying entry form and mail to Rita Falls, Rt. 4, Box 108, Kings Mountain, N. C. 28086 before June 80th. Doors of the Community Center will be open on Sat., July 2, from 9 a. m. a.m. to set up the exhibits and craftsmen should drive to the back of the Center to unload, said Miss Falls. The show will be open to the general public on Sat., July 2, from 11a. m. until 8 p. m,, on Sun., July 8 from 1 until 8 p. m. and on Monday, July 4th, from 11 a. m. until 8 p. m. For further information, call Miss Falls at 789-3308 or City Recreation Department Director Roy Pearson at the Community Center NAME Name of Craft STATE PHONE An ofl portrait of Dr. Donald D. Jones, superintendent of Kings Mountain District Schools for 10 years, was presented in his honor by the Kings Mountain Unit of the NCAE to the schools Wednesday during the annual luncheon at KM Junior High. Dr. Jones, who is moving with his family to Asheville, was also presented an engraved silver bowl -and a silver loving cup. A tribute to the Jones family was made by both by Ronald Nanney, local Unit president, and by Bill Hager, president of Association of Classroom Teachers. In his address to a large crowd of teachers and ‘‘friends of education’’, Dr. Jones said he could look back over 10 years of progress in educa- tion in Kings Mountain and Cleveland County and reflected on the positive attitudes of Kings Moun- La & Photo By Lib Stewart Barnes Auditorium at the annual luncheon Wednesday. Also pictured are Bill Hager, left, president of ACT, and Ronald Nanney, president of KM Unit of NCAE. Summer School Registration Set Thursday Summer school registration at Kings Mountain Senior High is set for Thurs., June 16 at 8:30 a. m. Principal Forrest Wheeler said this is the first summer school session held at the local high school for several years. “Many of our people have at- tended Shelby High's summer program in the past,’”’ Wheeler said. ‘‘We have the facilities and the staff on hand this summer so our people won't have to make the long trip daily to Shelby." The summer program offers math and English and classes will meet from June 16 through July 29. The cost is $50 for one unit and $35 for half a unit. For further information call the senior high school office — 789-5401. Tennis Lessons Being Offered An organizational meeting to discuss the beginning of tennis classes will be held June 15 at 10 a. m. at Deal Street Pool Tennis courts. The tennis classes, to be instructed by Becky Summitt, will begin June 16. At NCAE Luncheon Jones Presented Oil Portrait tain citizens who take a lot of pride inthe school system, thanking many individuals and groups for their contributions which have totally revised the academic programs. Dr. Jones presented the coveted ‘“Teacher of the Year’ award to Mrs. Peggy McDowell, special education teacher at Central School. President Nanney presented the coveted ‘‘Terry Sanford Award’ to Mrs. Darrell Austin for her in. novativeness in teaching. ACT President Bill Hager recognized a dozen ‘Friends of Education’’ whom the schools recognized for outstanding service ‘beyond the call of duty.” They were Mrs. Faye White, Rev. Robert Allen, James E. Herndon, Jr, Wayne Russell, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Dickey, Mrs. Paul Hendricks, Mrs. Robert Champion, Mrs. Linda Dover, George L. Hatch, L. E. Hinnant and Bill Grissom. Sanford Young, District IT Uniserv Consultant, installed new officers of both ACT and NCAE school organizations for the coming year. Mrs. Ben T. Goforth was installed as the new president of the Kings Mountain NCAE Unit and Mike Smith will head ACT for the coming year. Assistant Supt. Bill Bates recognized retiring teachers, Mrs. Virginia Wiggins, Mrs. J. L. Raymer, and Mrs. Alma C. Lindeke. Recognized as special guests were Mrs. Joe Lee, Mrs. Geoge Thomasson, and Tommy Bridges, representing the board of education ; County Commissioners Jack Palmer, Coleman Goforth, L. E. Hinnant, and County Manager Joe Hendrick, Grover council members Dean Westmoreland and Martha Byers and City Comm. Bill Grissom. The group stood in memoriam to the late county commissioner B. E. (Pop) Simmons. Town Meeting Set For Next Saturday By TOM McINTYRE Editor, Mirror-Herald An ole’ timey town meeting is scheduled for Kings Mountain Sat., June 18 at the depot center. In conjunction with the day-long event, city officials will dedicate the newly renovated depot center as a community facility for the citizens of Kings Mountain. Commissioner Norman King said the town meeting will run from 9 a. m. until 4 p. m. and that many events are planned. ‘We will have workshops in which citizens can hear planners tell of the city’s future,” King said. ‘‘There will be sessions in which citizen ideas will be heard and discussed pertaining to the growth of the city.” Also planned is free band music and beverages to go with picnic lunches citizens are being urged to bring. At 3p. m. akiddie party is planned at the cabooses beside the depot, according to Rev. Kenneth George. Entertainment and refreshments will be served for the youngsters. Rev. George said the depot center meeting room also needs a piano and is asking the public for the donation of one. ‘‘Anyone interested in donating a piano to the center may call the aging office (739-4511) with the information,” he said. ‘‘We will pickup the piano and move it to the center.” MOVING IN — Mrs. Lela Whitstine and her grand- daughter, Terri Vesey, were busy moving Mrs. Whit- stines furnishings into Kings Mountain Housing HA Units The Kings Mountain Housing Authority began turning keys over to senior citizens last week to set up residence in the authority's new housing units on Railroad Ave. Tom Harper, executive director of the authority, said there are 86 units in the new section and four in the McGill Court section that were occupied by last weekend. ‘“We have been planning a grand opening event for the new units,’ Harper said, ‘but that will have to wait until the street work is com- pleted under the Cansler St. project.” The housing units for the elderly are all one-bedroom structures. Harper said all units for the elderly are equipped with bells that can be setoff inside and heard outside by neighbors in case the occupant needs assistance. Units 117, 128, 218, 215 and 217 were designed for handicapped residents. Harper said these units have no steps to climb or thresholds to step over. These and all of the units for the elderly include handrails in the bathroom to aid the resident. Last Thursday The Mirror-Herald visited a couple of the new residents to ask their thoughts on the new dwellings. Mrs. Lela Whitstine, who Ave. Opened now resides in Unit 281, moved from Chesterfield Court. ‘“This is really something, isn’it it?”’ Mrs. Whitstine asked as she directed her family in arranging the furniture. Mrs. Florence Moss, who was residing with her daughter, Mrs. C. E. Strickland in Gastonia, looked around at her bare living room in Unit. 119 and said, ‘‘All of my fur- niture isn’t here yet, but I'm happy to be home. I was raised in Kings Mountain and it's home." She was a Chesterfield Court resident prior to moving to Gastonia. She said she was looking forward to renewing acquaintances with Mrs. Whetstine. Mrs. Sybil McGaha, who resided on Ark St. with her brother and sister-in-law for almost two years, said she was well pleased with her new home — unit 121. The Murphy, N. C. native said “This will be the first time in two years I'll have been able to unpack my car.” Up and down the street other tenants were unloading furnishings out of cars and off the back of trucks as they moved into their new homes provided by the Kings Mountain Housing authority. Photo By Tom Moclntyre Authority Unit 281 last week. She was one of 36 senjor citizens making the move to new quarters off Railroad

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