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VOL. 90, NO. 46 TVESDAY, JVNE 12,1979 ^ I
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New Council To Plan
Activities For Elderly
ADVISORY COUNCIL-Four KMen have been
elected as the Kings Mountain Senior Center Advisory
CouncU. They are, left to right, Halbert Webb, AUce
Hoyle, Lydia MltcheU and Hasel Brown Sr. Rev.
Photo by Tom McIntyre
Kenneth George, coordinator of the city’s aging
program, and Thelma Hicks, are serving as volunteer
coordinators to the council.
A Kings Mountain Senior Center
Advisory Committee has been
formed to have Input In activity
planning for the city’s aging
Halbert Webb, Alice Hoyle, Lydia
Mitchell and Hazel Brown Sr. were
elected last week by the senior
citizens to serve as the committee,
which will work with the program
director and city officials.
Rev. Kenneth George, aging
program director, said, “The
committee will voice opinions and
express the needs of the seniors
participating In the city’s program.
The group does not spesik for all
senior citizens In the community
because not all of them are Involved
In the Depot Center activities. Many
are Involved with other
Rev. George ssdd an example of
the type of matters the committee
will handle are complaints con
cerning minor requests.
“It seems numerous minor
requests for help have been Ignored
and they shouldn’t be,’’ Rev. George
said. “We must remember that the
majority of our seniors live on fixed
Incomes and they simply cannot
afford to do such things as have
handrails Installed at their homes,
cut the grass, fix leaky plumbing, do
carpentry work or electrical
The committee will seek the help
of church groups. Scouts and civic
clubs and other volunteers who
might be able to assist the elderly
with these minor problems.
"The committee would like to see
some Individual or group take this
program on a project,” said Rev.
George. "Organize It and watch It
go. I feel we should do all we can to
see our seniors are allowed to
remain In their own homes Instead
of being placed in Institutions for
"Some people do not wish to do
Eight Kings Mountain District
School teachers were nominated for
Kings Mountain Teacher of the Year
1979-80 and new officers of the KM
Unit of NCAE and ACT were In
stalled at the annual NCAE luncheon
Friday at KM Senior High Cafeteria.
The teacher nominees, all of
whom wore solocted from their
Individual schools and honored with
plaques, are SherrlU Toney, Cen
tral: Jackie Hope, West; Barbara
Lovelace, KM Junior High; Carolyn
Mitchell, Grover; Lillian Whitworth,
KMSHS; Kay JoUey, East; Connie
Bell, North; and Billy Lemons,
Betsy (Mrs. Steve) Wells, KMJH
teacher who was 1978-79 Teacher of
the Year, was recognized and was
installed as the new president of the
Association of CTassroom teachers
and will serve with WlUle Marshall
as vice-president; Donna Russ,
treasurer, and Ann Seism,
Cliff Whitfield, East School
teacher, was Installed as the new
president of the KM Unit of North
Carolina Association of Educators
succeeding Gary Shields. He will
serve with John Pettus, vice-
president; Gary Shields, secretary;
and BUI Hager, treasurer.
Jo ElUs, art teacher at Central
School, was recognized as Terry
Sanford Award winner from the
system and Tricla Blalock, KMSHS
senior, was presented the annual
Retiring teachers Myrle McClure,
HUda B. Goforth and Victoria Logan
were recognized and paid tribute by
Howard Bryant, director of In
Honored as “Friends of
Education" from the various schools
were Mrs. Judy Bowen. Bethware;
James Baggett, Central: Mrs. Jane
Dixon, East; Rev. and Mrs. Olln
Whltener, Grover: Larry Wood,
KMJH; Kyle Smith, KMSHS; Mrs.
Juno Lee. North, and Mr. and Mrs.
Bill Wease, West.
First Church of the Nazarono wUl
sponsor a car wash Saturday
beginning at 10 a.m. at the church,
located behind Sterchl’s on Bat-
Youth of the church wUl sponsor
the car wash and a donation of $2
will be asked for each car.
Cfourch projects wUl benefit from
Mike Smith, chairman of the Good
Citizens Committee for the ACT,
recognized Good Citizens of the year
with appropriate framed cer
tificates. They are: John Webster,
.. Bethware; (Jlndy Adams, Central;
Kathy Simpson, East; Laura An
derson, Grover; Richie Land,
KMJH; Laura McGlnnU, KMSHS;
Susan Moore, North; and Myra
Retiring President of NCAE Gary
Shields presided and Rev. Gary
Bryant, pastor of First Presbyterian
Church, gave the Invocation.
Supt. William Davis praised
teachers and students aUke for the
accompUshments of the year ending
Friday, the 180th day of the current
Dean Westmoreland recognized
guests and Sandy Younce, District
U Unlserv Consultant, InstaUed the
. .NEW OFFICERS OF NCAE UNIT-PIctaired are new officers of the
Kings Mountain Unit NCAE as they were Installed by Sandy Younce, left,
on Friday. Others, from left. Cliff Whitfield, president; John Pettus, vice-
president; Gary Shields, secretary: and Bill Hager, treasurer.
Photo by Tom McIntyre
anything for senior citizens,” Rev,
George said, "but we. In the aging
program, are privileged to work
daUy with them. They are great
people and unless they are served
through the city’s agfog program,
many of them will not be served at
On Thurs., June 21 th Mirror-
Herald will feature photos and
stories relating the work of the aging
program and the activities sup
ported on behalf of the elderly In the
Rev. George and Thelma Hicks
will serve the advisory committee as
Students will return to school for
summer classes June 18th at 8 a m.
at Kings Mountain Junior High
Assistant Principal Gary Shields
said that both remedial math a’ld
remedial English classes will be
offered at tuition cost of 124.
Registration will be conducted on
the first day and classes will run
from June I8th for six weeks from 8
a.m. until 12 noon.
Four Central School students will
attend Gifted and Talented
programs at Appalachian State
University In Boone and Milligan
OoUege in Tennessee this summer.
All the group will study science at
sessions of two weeks each during
July and August.
The students are Shawn Olbby,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smith,
TVacy Seism, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Nolan Seism, Rebecca Brown,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter
Brown, all of whom are seventh
grade studente.and Jimmy Moretz,
a sixth grader, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Alvin Moretz. Jimmy will study at
Milligan CfoUege and the other
students will be enrolled In the
summer study at ASU.
Sandy Mauney Honored
ACT OFFICERS-Betay Wells, left, was Installed as the new president
of the KM Unit of AssocUtlon of Classroom Teachers at the annual KM
Unit NCAE luncheon Friday. Mrs. Wells, KMJH teacher, was KM
Teacher of the Year during the past year. She is pictured with Sirs. Ann
Seism, secretary. Not pictured Is Donna Russ, treasurer.
George H. (Sandy) Mauney. Jr. of
Kings Mountsiln received the Hubert
Plaster Award as male volunteer of
the year from the Cleveland (bounty
Rod Cross Chapter at last week’s
annual meeting at Aldersgate
Methodist Church In Shelby.
Honored with the Margaret NoeU
Award as female volunteer of the
year was Mrs. Rodney McKnlght,
udio was also elected the new
president of the organization suc
ceeding Mrs. Charles F. Mauney of
Mauney, son of Mr. and Mrs.
George H. Mauney of Kings
Mountain, was cited for bringing the
«3PR) program to Cleveland County
and Mrs. McKnlght for long hours of
volunteer duty with the American
Red Cross chapter.
The chapter also gave special
recognition awards to three young
Cleveland County men who rescued
and revived a drowning youth from
a lake owned by Dover Mill last
July. Mike Blanton, Danny Hicks
and Ricky Britt received plaques for
their heroic actions.
In presenting her annual report.
President Mauney commended the
chapter members for "never
standing stlU this year” and praised
them for special disaster efforts
during the past year, noting par
ticularly the recent fire and ex
plosion which took the lives of five
people In Shelby. She praised donors
and volunteers who gave blood and
Ume at 48 blood collections which
resulted In 4.777 pints of blood and
noted that 20 percent were first-time
Other new chapter officers are
Jim Toole, vice-chairman; (Carolyn
Freeman, secretary; and Gary
Whitaker of Kings Mountain,
treasurer. Mrs. Mary W. Timms of
Kings Mountain Is executive
Sherrill Capps, chairman of the
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Red (Tross
committee, was the keynote
Fried chicken with all the trim
mings was served to 100 volunteers
and chapter officials.
Taking Church Post
Reg Alexander, Housing
Rehabilitation Officer for the City of
lOngs Mountain since Sept. 1, 1978,
has resigned, effective Wednesday,
to accept the position of Director of
Oiristian Education at New Hope
Baptist Church In Gastonia.
Announcement was made by
Arnold Gordon-Wrlght, Director of
the city program.
Mr. Alexander, son of Mr. and
Mrs. (diaries L. Alexander of Kings
Mountain, Is a graduate of Gardner
Webb College and Southern Baptist
'nieologlcal Seminary. Louisville,
Ky. He has served as Director of
Regal Ventures, a variety ministries
organization, tot several years. Mrs.
Alexander Is the former Dianne
The Alexanders will continue to
reside In Kings Mountain.