North Carolina Newspapers

May 1974
minded ladies found bh3ms=>lves at the home of Mrs, Odell Flynn
(Martha; the morning of April 25tli, anc ‘beccune an organif^ational meeting of a
garden club in PKS, From the C^arden a-nd Civj.c Department of the Women’s C.Iub of
Morehead City came Mrs, Jal^e w^.de to explain garden clubs in general and to
0 fer some suggestie^ns on hew to set one up, Martha was chosen temporary
ganizational chairman; she will gather a committe^^ axomid her i,o outline possible
aims and points of emphasis for a PKS club, Meam.rkile, those present deciaed to
become affil5^ted with the Garaen Olol* ^>f North C;.xolina w^iich. In turn, mak.3S
them members automatically of c-3 National Coanci;, of S':;ate &.rd3n Clubs,,,,,,,
Local conservation, landscaping ,md upkeep of our parks^ personal gardening,tips
seemed to be especially important to ih-)se v-h-) spc.ko up at Thui^-sday meetjjig.
All agreed that work in these areas cc^-mu ahead of g-I'andi.ose flower arranging and
competition with other clubs, It ?s appt-.r,5nt thv^t there are many outstanding
gardeners in PKS, These and other ladies who are t:-,ger to keep our new town
blooming, are willing to share their ij:owlec,ge and to lea m new things aboiit all
kinds of gardening are urged to attend the next mce-bing^ to be held at the hor^e
of Mrs, Robert Ames (Elizabeth) on White Ash 10?00 A,M,, Thursday, May ^I'rd,
It is hoped that membership can be kept small enough so that tha group can meet
in homes. Please call Elizabeth if you want to C(^mci on the 23rd so that she and
Peg Knigh-^, her co«*hostess, can dust off enoi:gh chaiics,
—oOo —
We Are A Town I” said Mayor Redfield, and those words brought applause. The '‘i
battle was overj Jim Redfield*s hours of anguished devotior. to the cause were
at last rewarded. He proposed that letters be written ^o Ronald Uarl ifeson and
13, Livingston Stallings, thanking them for their he?-p in getting the bill passed
which ratified, confirmed, and validated the incorporation election of last
August, which had recently been contested. Sighs of relief are still being heardN
throughout PKS,
Commissioner McBride commented on Police Chief Overman’s award as outstanding
young police officer.
Building Inspector Ray Scoggins thanked the Commiss3.oners for sending him to the
study course for building inspectors, saying the experience had been well worth ‘
the time spent on it.
Commissioner Ramsey reported that the mosquito control study is still under^y.
The project must be carefully budgeted and manned, and will need further Tnves-*
Garbage pick-up remains under Commissioner Ramsey's watchful eye as well. He
is attempting to find out which is more economical and efficient; personal or
town contracts with garbage collectors.
MARSH GRASS planting in the Sound along a section of Oakleaf has begun a three
year experimental project in PKS by the State, The people who have come down
from Raleigh to do the job are as excited about the advencrr as our ovm resi
dents because this is the first time any of this kind of T)lanting, done in a
variety of ways, some in diagonal rows, has been uxidertaken against a Lulldiead,
The whole thing is being accomplished free of charge to PI{S, yet it will be a
big conservational help to us.
Citizens of the now firmly incorporated Town of PKS gr.tteKd April 25th to honor
Ronaj.d Earl Mason and D, Livingston Stallings for their help in keeping PKS a
town. The party was an appetizer sampler’s paradise, as guests filled the big
table in the Atlantis Lounge with one gourmet goody after another for all to
share. Although Mr, Stallings was unable to attend, Mr, Mason was greeted
heartily by all.
Ann Benzing has spoken to us about the STATION CLUB 3,n Beaufort, and we asked
Mra, Glenn Bailey to tell us more about it. The Station Club works with people -
with mental problems who are referred by the Neuse Clinic and are trying to

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