Cafeteria staff serves up laughter
by Addie Tschatnler
•All 68 people on board
American Eagle Flight 4184
were killed Monday when the
plane crashed and burned in
The twin-engme commuter
plane was awaiting clearance
to land at O’Hare International
Airport in Chicago when it
Apparently, the crash was
due to a severe rainstorm,
which kept the plane formland
ing on time.
•The Supreme Courtagreed
to decide whether state schools
may refuse to subsidize student-
run religious magazines.
The University of Virginia
student group said it is being
singled out unfairiy. The deci
sion, experted by July, could
clarily whether tax dollars can
be used to advance religious
•Southeastern Baptist Theo
logical Seminary, which re
mained when Wake Forest
College left for Winston-Salem
in 1956, will begin offering two-
and four-year religion degrees.
The campus may also grow
as enrollment will begin to in
This spring about two
dozen undergraduates will join
the 900 or so seminary stu
dents already enrolled at South
• The South Carolina search
for the two missing boys, 3-
year-old Michael and 14-month-
old Alex, has been called off.
Sheriff Howard Wells of Union
County began talks with offi
cials from the FBI and the S.C.
State Law Enforcement Divi
sion to reconsider strategy.
by Melissa Cloer
Every day of the week at exact times
we know that a hot meal is awaiting us.
Belk Dining Hall offers xis a variety of
options to choose from, such as Cafe
Features, Grille Worits, Salad Garden,
Kettle Classics, and the Deli Comer.
As we go through the cafeteria
lines, we do not really pay much atten
tion to those who s6rve us. However,
the staff members are very interesting
people to get to know.
It is amazing how long many of
them have been serving Meredith stu
dents and feculty and enjoy doing so.
During my interview with many of
them I learned a lot about them, and
when I ate lunch that day, I felt like I
was eating in a place among caring
Molly Singletary has been working
at Meredith since 1973 and loves the
Meredith traditions like Cornhuskin’
and making Thanksgiving dinners.
Before coming to Meredith she was
a cook in a hospital in Adanta, Ga.
Singletary’s most embarrassing
moment was when she fell on the caf
eteria floor in front of everyone.
Linda Taylor came to work at
Meredith 25 years ago when her hus
band was the first food service direc
tor. Taylor worked with ARA at Lime
stone College in South Carolina prior to
working at Meredith.
One year at Cornhuskin' they used
her voice to announce the $1 menu,
One cafeteria worker was once
cooking boiled eggs and had forgotten
to turn on the steamer, so when he put
them out, to his amazement, they were
raw. Who was this staff member?
It was Paul Jones, who came to
Meredith 14 years ago, because it was
work in his field. Some of Mr. Jones’
prior jobs include being a truck driver,
collecting money for companies, and
working for a food company.
Bill Kazda, who has only been woik-
ing at Meredith for a month and a half,
saw the job as an opportunity to get
back into the campus food service, to
move south, and to get back into a
Kazda worited in restaurants, ho
tels, and for University Food Service
before coming to Meredith. Even
though Kazda has only been here for a
short period of time, he has had an
embarrassing moment — he once
dropped a whole cart of trays.
Donald Jones came to work at
Meredith right out of school, 20 years
have been woriung here for four years.
They both saw a job opening and de
cided to go for it.
White said he"...jumped on it.”
Working at the News and Observer
Noel Custer also came to Meredith
out of college. Custer has been at
Meredith as part of the cafeteria staff
since Jan. 10 of this year.
Custer previously was a restaurant
manager in Atlanta, Ga., did his intern
ship in Colorado, and worked at Holi
day Inn in Miami Beach, Fla. Custer
said “working with Dave Oakley" was
something he really enjoyed.
Elouise Dixon was assembling parts
before she came to work at Meredith
threeyearsago. Dixon wanted to come
and work at Meredith because “it was
something different. ”
Dixon says one of the funniest
things about being part of the staff is
working with Kazda.
Charlie White and DeLoris Eaten
phtot by Jan Seate/Laura Ross
was a previous job of White’s.
White believes the funniest thing
that has happened since he has been
here was when there was a going away
party for someone, and that person got
tons of cake thrown in his face.
Some additional help from a few
“Meredith Angels” helps the cafeteria
staff tremendously. The students help
from preparing/serving food in the
cafeteria to catering. These students
are Kyle Hoffman, Melissa Hubbard, L.
Jingy, Ashley King, Renee McGuire,
Heather McKeithan, Melissa Odem,
Anna Ryals, Kristin Stimson, Maria
Wright, Claire Evans, Tiffany Privette,
Beveriy Whaley and Jennifer Moore.
The entire dedicated cafeteria staff
is a big part of our everyday lives.
Without them, we could all starve.
It's Cornhuskin' time!!!
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November 3 at 4:30 p.m.