I Inihi \fuynnr Chirk
Have you ever heard a preacher
just go "on and on" and always saying
the same phrase every Sunday''
An elderly man sat me down one day
and told me about when he was small
"how they fixed the preacher of the
one door church".
"Every Sunday , you would hear
our preacher say " If the Lord's trumpet
would sound. would yoube ready
to go?" So one Friday w hen we were
leaving school, myself and my two
friends asked the band director if we
could take our trumpets home and
" Early that Sunday morning we
climbed into the loft of the church
and got in the right place Some of
the members of the church knew
what we were going to do and some
didn't The preacher sure didn't!.
Well, Sunday school got over with
and preaching began. I guess that it
was about 20 minute and Preacher J
started with that phrase ' If the
Lord's trumpet would sound, would
you be ready to go?' 1 blew real soft
on my trumpet. And the preacher
said 'Huh, I think 1 hear him now!'
"Then the preacher got real fired up.
and was really going to it. Then he
said the phrase again 'if the Lord's
trumpet would sound, would you be
ready to go?' That time me and one of
my friend gave a "toot" or our trumpets.
Preacher J. said again '1 think
I hear him coming now!'
" Boy, that was all that it took. He
was preaching Hell, fire and brimstone
right Forabout 20 minutes you
didn't hear the phrase And then he
said it again and. well we thought
that it was enough. So when he said
'if the Lord's trumpet would sound,
would you be ready to go,' we three
boys did a CHARGE with the trumpets!
" Preacher J. looked around and it
was too far to the only door, but not
too far to jumf) out one of the windows
that were on each side of the
"So, he jumped out the window
and got his coat tail hung on both
sides Preacher J. said, 'God, I love
you, but bless a church with just one
"And from that day to this we
have never heard the phrase again."
Than you Mr. M. for sharing this
Has anyone told you " that they
love you today?" Well. I do
by Or Josopn 7 3<>il
Radiotrician uiith Aooaton Haalth Cars
One of tc most xsoriixonic medical
problems for parents and doctors
alike is tluii os appendicitis
An\tunc our children run lexer
and complain of bcll> pain ihisdiagnosis
seems to creep into the
back of oui minds
Acute appendicitis results from
a germ infection in a small branch
oil the large intestine called the
appendix The condition is most
common in teenagers and xoung
adults v ith the peak ages between
15 and 24 scars Of course, this
disease can be seen in an\ age
The tspical signs of appendicitis
begin as loss grade fcxcr and
pain around the area of Ihc bells
button The pain usual Is ntoxcslo
the area of the right loxxcr abdomen
(the tspical location of the
appendix in 8<>%ofpaticnts ) Usually
there is a loss of appetite xxith
vomiting, cspcciallx in soungcr
children The diagnosis is often
difficult in.soungcnildrcn because
it is a less likcls age group and
because the vomiting mas be the
dominant s\ iiipiom oscrshudowing
bells pain There arc oilier
illnesses thai can mmtis npivndicilis
making ihe diagnosis dial
much harder A few of these diseases
include inflamed pancreas,
kidncs infection, spastic colon and
If sou suspect sour child nun
have appendicitis. thc> should see
a doctor as soon as possible Bs
examining the child and checking
a blood count, it mas make the
diagnosis more obs ious. The treatment
is surgery The inflamed appendix
must be rcntos cd to prcs cnl
it from rupturing and spreading
the infection If not treated a perforated
appendix can lead to death
Fortunately. this is rare in this
Remember, if sou have any
quest ions you would like answered
or want to hear about a particular
subject ssritc to me at P O Box
lit in. Pembroke NC 2X172 lake
care and s\c ssill talk again next
Letters to the Editor y
Candidate for LREMC Board
Grateful for Support Shown
As a candidate to the LREMC
Board of Directors, 1 was honored to
have the support of many LREMC
members who supported m> candidacy
I am very grateful to every one
who worked on the campaign
There are some serious concerns
regarding the election, which have
been raised with the LREMC Elections
and Credentials Committee,
While this Committee studies and
evaluates these concerns. I want to
lake the time to tell my supporters
that our campaign for reform is moving
ahead Forone thing. the LREMC
Elections and Credentials Committee
will be recommending to the
LREMC Board that it drop the requirement
that forces members to
vote a certain number of candidates.
The vast majority of the LREMC
membership are opposed to this re-'
quiremcnl. More than once the membership
has voted to drop the requirement,
but the LREMC Board has
failed to adopt the membership's recommendations.
Through our campaign, we were
successful in getting the Elections
and Credentials Committee to go on
record supporting the membership's
recommendation This is an important
victory and while-the LREMC
Board has yet to act oh the recommendation.
we can all fake pride in
our efforts in moving this issue into
the Board room This is what 1 sought
as your candidate to the LREMC
Board, and while 1 may not be in the
board room to champion our cause. 1
believe our campaign has brought
this issue forward to the point where
the LREMC board can no longer
ignore the recommendations of the
1 have been encouraged by
LREMC members to seek a new election.
After long and hard consideration
1 believe a new election would
not be in the interest of the LREMC
membership Such elections, when
held in the past have proven to be
expensive to the co-op Rather than
put the co-op to this added expense.
1 have decided to devote my time and
energy to working on those issues
that we as consumer members have
attempted to articulate through my
There arc many concerns. At this
particular industry restructures itself
to comply with de-regulation laws,
we must find better ways to broaden
the diversity of the co-op front the .
board room on down to the consumer
base And. we must do this while
providing consumers the best utility .
services available at the lowest possible
cost These arc the challenges
confronting the LREMC Board of
Directors, and they are important
challenges that should concern all of
1 want to. also, express my con- 3
gratulations to Mr. Ambrose
Locklear, and all other candidates,
who were successful in their election
campaigns. In the months ahead,
this Board will need our support as
they move the co-op into the 21st
Century. We, as consumer-members,
need to give them this support, while
not being neglectful of our rights and
obligations as consumer-members.
Again, thanks to all my supporters
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1 look fofward to other opportunities
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1 believe the progress that we have
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