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Vanceboro, North Carolina
Little Swift Creek Fire Department Annual
Christmas Party and Installation of Officers.
Adminiatrative officers: President - Jimmy Whitford, Sr.;
^ Secretary - Sheila Whitford; Treasurer - Essie Mae Whitford;
^ Board of Diracldrs: Billy Gaskins; Pete Schramm; Jimmy
Fulcher; Rick Attwood.'
Douglas Whitford; Captains - Ikie Gaskins; Terry Gaskins; Joe
Wayne Whitford. Lieutenants: - Jimmy Whitford, II; Mike Jones;
Chief G'Hbert A. Whitfotd (right) presents award to retiring
member John Evedrigtoh for. 21 years of dedicated and
^istan^ng service to the Little Swift Creek Fire Department as
Chief and Prasident.
A Tribute To Ms.
Ms. Lela Barrow passed
away in her home of 66 years
1 V? days on Saturday, Decem
ber 20, 1986 about the same
time she and her husband Ed
Barrow moved into the home
one week before Christmas in
December, 1920.1 mention the
years because this was a place
on College Avenue in
Vanceboro that Ms. Leia truiy
loved and was fortunate to
finish her life there in
happiness with the heip of her
grandsons Biii and Rick
Morris, their wives, and
The Vanceboro area was
fortunate to relive the past 99
years of Ms. Lela's life through
her words of wisdom in the
Highlights newspaper. For the
past four and one half years
she spent tireless hours
writing, reading, and preparing
her weekly articles. Even after
she was stricken with a stroke,
she practiced writing just as
she had done as a child, trying
to regain her writing skill but to
no avail. She retired from
writing for the Highlights in
late 1985. Her first article
appeared in the Highlights July
29, 1982 and she continued
writing weekly articles until her
health failed in late 1985. In the
July 3, 1986 issue of the
Highlights her first reprint of
selected articles began.
Icohtinuad on page 4
Danny Barrow, President Rescue Squad 15 (right) presents
"Outstanding Rescue Squad Member 1986" to Oral Dean Morris.
Vanceboro Rescue Squad Annual
Members of the Vanceboro Rescue Squad and their families
met at the Vanceboro Fire Department for their Annual Christmas
Supper on December 5, 1986. Special guests were Mr. and Mrs.
Gorden Joyner. Mr. Joyner is Secretary of the North Carolina
Association of Rescue & Emergency Medical Services. Other
guests were Miss Cindy Raisor, flight nurse with East Care, Mr.
Gary Cash, pilot with East Care; East Care is the Emergency
Medical Helicopter Service based at Pitt Memorial Hospital in
Greenville; Senator Joe Thomas and his wife Linda; Craven
County Commissioner Charlie Potter and wife; Craven County
Manager Tyler Harris and wife; Director of Emergency Medical
Services of Craven County, Mr. Stanley Kite and wife. The Squad
is very proud to have Stanley and Dianne as Squad members.
A very delicious meal was provided by River Side Oyster Bar.
Following the dinner each guest was recognized. Miss Cindy
Raisor spoke on the relationship between the Rescue Squad and
East Care as working together and the great benefit offeredtoour
community when needed. Mr. Gordon Joyner spoke and
reported on cost of Emergency Medical Care provided
throughout the state and the benefitof Volunteer Rescue Squads
in our communities.
Recognition was given to each Rescue Squad member for their
dedication and faithful work given toward the Squad. A plaque
for "Outstanding Rescue Squad Member for the year 1986" was
presented to Mr. Dean Morris for his outstanding and devoted
service given to the Squad and community. Dean as the Captain
of the Squad has performed his duties very professionally and
effectively. Other individuals recognized were the Charter
Member, spouses and other members who have provided
special services for the Squad.
The Vanceboro Rescue Squad has had a very good year with
many achievements. The Squad currently has thirty five members
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