Kings Mountain herald. (Kings Mountain, N.C.) 1979-current, December 23, 1980, Image 1
• • VOLUME 93, NUMBER 83 TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1980 k^Trr. Kings Moun] • To Celebrat A T » De3f KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA PRICE 20 CENTS O I© At least six Kings Mountain churches will hold Candlelight services on Christinas Eve and the congregation of Trinity Episcopal Church will hold a 9 ajn. Worship Service Christmas Day, First Presbyterian Church, St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church and Resurrection Lutheran Church will hold the traditional 11 pjn. service, First Wesleyan Church has arranged a Watch Night service from 11 until mid night, and Dixon Presbyterian Church and Boyce Memorial ARP Church will hcdd 7 pjn. services. At First I a Family Chrid plaimed at 71 children of thei enact The under the dire Cheshire, Mrs. I and Mrs. Jerry | pjn. the Communion I special music under the ( rell Austin, will include ship Thee” Bum”, featu Good Sign: Kelli Hj Squeezes Father’s The condition of nine-year-old Kelli Harry remained unhanged Wednesday but her grand mother. Mrs. BA. Harry, said the youngster squeezed her father’s hand but has not regain ed consciousness in Charlotte Memorial Hosintal. Kelh, a fourth grader, was critically injured Thursday when . she waaatruck by a i^k up tmek in front of Grover Schod. The youngster reportedly ran bet ween vehicles waiting to pick up gjt children at the school and into the path of a pickup truck operated by Amos ^ear of Grover. The incident took place about 2:45 pjn. on Carolina Avenue in front of the school. There is no crossing guard at the elementary school. Kelli is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Harry of Grover. John Cisseil, National Milib credited by schq Scruggs with girl’s life. CissellJ school to pick administer^ resuscitation started breathin Uic rcKUc squad’s arriva Scruggs wrote Park Supt. Michael Loveless praising the ef forts of Cisseil, a licensed medical technician who had operated the ambulance service for Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky prior to com ing to the military park. "We iqipreciate the concern of so many during this trying time and know there are prayers be ing. said for Kelli all over the country,” said Mrs. Harry. • Identification Process Still Not Completed A skeleton found last summer in York County, S.C., may be that of a Kings Mountain woman who has been missing for several years, but positive A identification will not be known ~ until after a dentist has com pleted his identification process, a spokesman for the Y ork Coun ty Sheriffs Department said to day. Medical experts at a Spartan burg hospital have been working for seve^ months on creating sculptures of two faces of o skeletons found in that county since July. Kings Mountain police took photographs of the first two phases of one of the sculptures, and both sculptures have been shown on area television stations as law enfcncement officials ask ed for public assistance in the identification process. A Charlotte television station repotted last Friday that the identification of the first sculpture will be announced within a week, but York County officials said the report was in correct. Hamrick Elected C Of C President O Larry Hamrick, Jr., Kings' Mountain businessman, has 0ibeen elected president of the ^Chamber of Commerce- Merchants Association for the coming year. Mr. Hanukk will succeed .Km Potter. Other new officers are Burris Ramey of Sadie Mills, first vice president; W.S. Fulton, III of Fulton’s, second vice-presidait; and Dan Honeycutt of First Union National Bank, treasurer. New directors are Doyle Campbell of McGinnis Depart ment Store, Gary Whitaker of First Federal Savings and Loan Association, Larry Wood of Foote Mineral Company, Andy Neisler of Cloninger & Neisler Attorneys, and BUI Grissom of Ben T. Goforth Plumbing. Holdover diiecton are outgoing It Jim Potter, of Park Yam MUls, John Major of Eaton Corporation and Allen Propst of CoroweU Drug Com pany. President-Elect Hamrick is a 1974 graduate of Kings Moun tain High School and a 1978 graduate of Wake Forest University where he was active in Delta Kappa Epsilon fraterni ty. He joined Warlick and Hamrick Association in the in surance and real estate business in 1978 and is active as an agent in both insurance and as a realtor. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hamrick, Sr. of Kings Mountain. Active in Cen tral United Methodist Church, he serves on the administrative board. He is secretary of Kings Mountain Jaycees. Hamrick is married to the former Florrie Pulley of Fayetteville and they reside at 403 West Maountain St. Wesleyan ChurcR. ‘Vihelee Phillips Missionary Society is sponsoring the worship program and service of carols. Dixon Presbyterian Church will hold a CandeUght Commu nion service at 7 pjn. Christmas Eve. Special music will be present^ by the Choir. The ser vice will follow the iM'esentation of a live nativity scene on the front lawn of the church which has continued four evenings under the direction of Mrs. Graham Wood. The sanctuary will be decorated with a Chrismon tree, candles, and poinsettias. Boyce Memorial ARP Church will hold a Candlelight service at 7 pjn. and special music by the Choir will be featured. Mrs. Lynn Echols will serve as organist-director and will accom pany Miss Frances McGill who will sing the Christmas anthem, *0 Holy Night”. Mrs. Charles Blair will be at the piano. A 11 pjn. Eucharist service will be held by St. Andrew’s Episcopal and Trinity Episcopal Qiurches on Christinas Eve at the Bessemer City church. The Christinas Day 9 ajn. worship service wiU be held at the Trinity Emscopal Church in Kings Mountain. Mrs. Ruby M. Alexander, Kings Mountain realtor, got an early Christmas present from Santa this week in the form of a letter from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farmers Home Administration, advising her that her loan request has been approved and funds reserved for a new housing complex for the elderly in Kings Mountain estimated to cost S300,000. The Kings Mountain woman probably holds the distinction of' being the only North Carolina female ever granted a loan for construction through this agen cy. Mrs. Alexander said that she had been pursuing federal finan cial assistance for nearly three yeas. The city board of commis sioners in April 1977 authorized construction of 12 single bedroom apartments for the elderly, giving approval to the N.C. Housing Finance Agency and Alexander Realty, Inc. of Kings Mountain to build 12 single bedroom units for the elderly at the northeast comer of Gantt and Morris Streets. The N.C. agency will be built by |ison, gonerol sper, discuss [ Kings Moun- Pboto by Lib Stowcut iplex Okayed Alexander Realty. The units will be rent subsidized and the loca tion of the proposed housing will be convenient for senior citizens, said Mrs. Alexander. Groundbreaking is. expected to be held at the one acre site on Jan. 12th. Carl Morrison of Shelby is general contractor £or the new construction and Mur phy Martin Associates of Shefcy are architects. Alexander Realty, a Kings Mountain business citizen for many years, has over the years developed 13 acres of single family dwellings in the Linwood Area and in the area of KMSHS and has constructed two apart ment complexes on Mountain and Junipter Streets in recent months. Morrison said the new hous ing will be composed of four brick veneer buildings with four units to each building. The one bedroom apartments will be energy efficient. The Morrison firm has con structed numerous public buildings in town, including Western Auto Store, First Federal Savings and Loan Association, Indeptendence Na tional Bank and the American Legion. NEW OFFICERS — Plclurud or* nuw off icm oi tho Klagu Mountain Qiombor oi Conunorco and MoKhantt Aanociotlon. From loft Burrla You’ll Get Your Herald On Wednesday Next Week The Herald will be on the streets and in the mail on Wednesday again next week. Because the New Year’s Holiday falls on one of our regular press daysi the paper will publish only once. Deadline for news and advertising for the paper will be 5 p.m. Mon day. The paper will carry a Tuesday dateline and be published late Tues day afternoon. Board Meets Monday Night A Special, Called Meeting of the Board of Commissioners has been called for Monday, Dec. 29, at 12 Noon for the purpose of reviewing the Pre-Application of the Small Cities Application for Grant to be submitted to the Department of Housing and Ur ban Development, Greensboro Area Office. The Pre-Application is to be submitted by Jan. 1. Minor Damage In House Fire Kings Mountain Firemen responded to two fire alarms dur ing the weekend. Depot Stop and Go reported fuel spillage Sunday morning at 9:25 a.m. No damage was BL u r' e reported. Photo by Gary Stowort ^ on fire at a residence at 4 Ben- Ramoy, Tico-prosidont. Lorry Hamrick. Ir.. nett Dr. Sunday afternoon at proaidont. and W.S. Fulton IB. vie* proaidont. 2:15 p.m. Firemen reported Not pteturod la Dcm Honoycutt, trooaurar. minor damage.