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Pag* 2A-UMG8 MOUNTAIN HERALO-TuMKlaT. DMramlMr 30. 1960
WELCOME TO EM - State Senator Ollie Hor-
rU, right, welcomes Charles Speed, left, and
Wilbert Forbes to Kings Mountain. Speed,
director of Operation Lifesaver in North
Carolina, and Forbes, vice president of
Photo by Gary Stewart
Southern Railwoy, were guest speakers at the
Kings Mountain Rescue Squad's Christmas
dinner lost Monday night at Cottletown Steok
Christmas for at least one Kings Mountain family
was made brighter through the efforts of Kings
Mountain’s REACT unit.
Brenda Stewart of Stowe Acres called the other
day to say a public thanks to the REACT members
who bought her family groceries for Christmas.
“My husband lost his job several weeks ago,” she
explained, “and he hasn’t been able to find work
since. One of our neighbors called REACT on Mon
day, and they came over Tuesday and took us to the
grocery store and bought our groceries.
“We really appreciate them helping us out,” she
added. “Kings Mountain is very fortunate to have a
group of people like REACT.”
have to worry about North Carolina and the United
States being a good place to live,” said Speed.
And, Wilbert Forbes, Vice-President of Southern
Railway and a former State Senator, added:
“The bottom line is that Ollie Harris gets the job
Colonel Charles Speed, former conunander of the
N.C. State Highway Patrol and now Executive
Director of the N.C. Lifesaving Program, had kind
words for Kings Mountain Senator Ollie Harris dur
ing a visit here last week to speak at the Kings
Mountain Rescue Squad’s annual Christmas ban
“If every legislator had the integrity and worked
as hard for the people as Ollie Harris, we wouldn’t
Christmas is over and most of us are happy with
the things Santa Claus brought us. But how many
of us gave Santa a gift?
Olin Whitener, my former pastor at Dixon
Presbyterian Church and now pastor at Allison
Creek Presbyterian Church near York, S.C., says
his congregation for the i>ast two Christmases has
reversed the usual gift-giving procedure.
Instead of the various Sunday School c^mscs
drawing names and giving gifts out to each Other
(handed out, of course, by Santa), the classes have
instead brought gifts to Santa Claus.
Santa comes to the church, brings everyone a bag
of fruit, and collects the gifts.
The result has been that in each of the last two
.Christmas sesons, the church has provided a big
Christmas for three needy families.
1981 Will Be Interesting
Thursday begins for the world, or at least that
portion of this side of the international dateline,
another New Year, one in which there are many
rosy predictions of good things to come, dire predic
tions of mayhem at virtually all levels, and various
and sundry in-between guesses at the future as it ap
pears in the several crystal balls.
Regardless of what happens, it is probably a safe
prediction to guess that 1981 will be a most in
teresting year. Most years are.
Many questions may be answered during the
year, many others may continue as questions.
Will the world tensions be relieved and will the
hostages be returned is a major question of many
Will Kings Mountain progress, or retrogress in
new year 1981?
Will the economic picture brighten?
All eyes will be on the leadership of the new presi
dent and the Republican Party and at statewide
levels on the second term leadership of Governor
Jim Hunt and the Democratic Party.
It is the nature of the big segment of mankind to
gave into the future with optimism. The future
holds hope and that is as it should be.
From Th« Jan. 3. 1952 Edition of
Tho Kings Mountain Horald
Kings Mounain closed its books on 19S1 at mid
night Monday and could review a busy year, which
included a full complement of joy, sorrow, progress
Annual tax listing began Tuesday, with more ac
tivity among rural residents of No. 4 Township than
by city residents.
Social and Personal
Dr. and Mrs. Nathan Reed were hosts to a
Christmas party at their home last Wednesday
Mrs. J.B. Keeter and her daughter, Mrs. D.F.
Herd, entertained at a dinner party honoring Miss
Lula Mae Teague, whose wed^ng to Wayne
Church takes place Thursday afternoon.
TODAY'S BIBLE VERSE
I press toward the mark for the prize of the high
calling of God in Christ Jesus. Phillipians 3:14
Following these suggestions should enable you to
ring in the New Year in both a merry and accident-
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The 365 days of this bright New Year lie ahead.
May they prove prosperous and provident with '
It’s two aun. on New Year’s day and spirits are
soaring as part of the group breaks into yet another
chorus of “Auld Lang Syne.”
Is anything wrong with this holiday picture?
Not yet, but there easily could be if one of the
drunken revelers decides to drive home. According
to the National Safety Council, drinking is a factor
in about half of all fatal traffic accidents. In 1979,
25,000 Americans died as a result of motor vehicle
accidents involving drivers who had been drinking.
National Safety Council reports show also that
during last year’s New Year’s holidays, 493 persons
lost their lives in traffic accidents and 21,700 suf
fered disabling injuries. The Council predicts that
this yera 420 to 520 persons will lose their lives and
19,000 to 23,OCX) will be injured during the holiday
To help insure that your happy holidays are safe
ones as well, the Insurance Information Institute of
fers some suggestions.
•If you decide to drink and drive, know your
limit and stay below it.
•If you go to a party with someone else, one of
you should either not drink or should restrict the
drinking to insure a safe return.
•Do not drink on an empty stomach.
•Eat something while you are drinking.
If you are hosting a party this year, the Institute
offers these tips.
•Provide a non-alcoholic punch or eggnog for
those who either do not drink at all or are choosing
not to drink because they are driving.
•Provide snacks or hors d’oeuvres so that your
guests will have something to eat while drinking.
•Be prepared to either put up guests for the night
or to provide alternate transportation for those who
should not drive.
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