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Vanceboro, North Carolina
Phone 244-0780 December 29,1983-January 5,1984
Mr. & Mrs. Levi
Anderson Honored
Mr. Linwood I. Swain
Mrs. Linda H. Harriett
Educators of the Month
The New Bern-Craven County Chamber of
Commerce in conjunction with the New Bern-Craven
County Board of Education spotlights “Educators of
the Month” for December 1983. Mr. Linwood I. Swain,
Science Teacher at New Bern High School and Mrs.
Linda H. Harriett, Media Specialist at Fort Barnwell
Elementary School.
Mr. Swain resides at 5112 White Oak Drive, New
Bern, N.C. He grew up in Washington, N.C.,
graduating from Washington High School. He
received his BS Degree from the University of North '
Carolina at Chapel Hill, N.C„ and his Masters Degree
from Duke University at Durham, N.C. In 1970
Linwood was honored by receiving the North Carolina
Outstanding Biology Teacher Award, presented with
this Award was a $4,000.00 microscope, he was also
runner up for the National Outstanding Biology
Teacher Award. In 1971 Linwood was chosen as
“Outstanding Young Educator” by the New Bern
Jaycees. He attends Centenary United Methodist
Cburch and tries to spend each summer on the Outer
Banks, his latest hobby is computers.
Mrs. Harriett resides at Route 2, Box 54-E, New
Bern, N.C. with her husband. Mrs. Harriett grew up in
Jones County, graduated from Jones Central High
School, received her BS Degree in Social Studies from
Meredith College, Raleigh, N.C. and her Masters
Degree in Library Science from East Carolina
University, Greenville, N.C. She serves as building
representative for the North Carolina Association of
Educators, is a member of Rhems United Methodist
Church and a Bible School Teacher. Her hobbies are
crafts and reading.
Football Contest Grand Prize
Grand Prize Winner of
$100.00 was Jimmy Huff
with 62 points. John Kite
hiul 22 points; Dexter
Jones 18 points and
Tracey Perry 16 points.
Top money winners were
Jimmy Huff $77, Tracey
Perry $60, Dexter Jones
$30, Daisy Gentry $30,
Gary Taylor $24, and
Irene Morris $20. Total
amount of money won in
the contest was $414.99.
Mr. Richard L. Cannon, Jr, publisher of the HigMighU, awards Jimmy Huff
with the $100 Grand Prize Check. •'
Mr. & Mrs. Levi Anderson
A Christmas Party with all the trimmings was the
order of the day for Mr. & Mrs. Levi Anderson of Rt. 3,
Vanceboro, last Friday night at the home of their son,
Jackie Anderson. “The children wanted to do
something extra special for our parents since they had
been extremely sick during the year so we got together
for a good old timey Christmas party with all the
trimmings,” said Jackie Anderson.
Mr. & Mrs. Anderson have lived in the Vanceboro
area all their life. They have made their livelihood
from farming, tobacco, corn, and beans. They have
reared ten children, five girls and five boys. They are:
Judy Morris, Janis Riggs, Janie Howard, Jeanette
Elsworth, Alice Faye Jerry, Loyd Wiggins, Snoky
Wiggins, Calvin Anderson, Johnny Ray Anderson, and
Jackie Anderson.
The Andersons have sixteen grandchildren and four
Mrs. Anderson stated that she and Mr. Anderson
thoroughly enjoyed the Christmas party and are
looking forward to next year’s party. There were over
fifty people in attendance.
Home Destroyed
The home of Mr. Leslie Pelham of Route 3,
Vanceboro was completely destroyed by fire
Sunday morning, December 26, making a very sad
Christmas day for him and his family.
The home caught fire from a flue entrance to the
chimney according to bystanders. Everything in
the home was destroyed including clothing,
furniture, and appliances.
Anyone wishing to aid this family in any way can
contact the Highlights or call the family at 244-

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