GRADUATING CLASS - Five members of the Ch'TA ABE elass here who graduated last week are pietured
with instructors. Standing, (left to right) are Lorraine Graham. F.B. Cobnan, and Clara R. Frierson. Seated, (left to
right) are Bennie Edwards, Ronnie Haith. Roosevelt McNatt, Malcolm White, and Luther hnklear. (Not shown is
To Many, A Job
Basic Education Opens Up Futures
Reading, writing, simple arith
metic. Tasks taken for granted by
most people, yet for some 12,000
persons in Hoke and Moore coun
ties who have never mastered these
fundamentals, the chance to attend
classes and learn basic education
skills can make a tremendous
difference in their lives, and may
mean a job for the first time.
The Hoke County Adult Basic
Education (ABE) class is sponsored
by the Comprehensive Employment
and Training Act (CETA) and
taught by Sandhills Communit
E.B. Coleman, chairman of th
adult basic education at Sandhill;
is enthusiastic about the program
"Much has been done, yet we hav
not reached thousands who couli
and would profit. Many simply d<
not know such training is available
Many others need encouragcmen
to enroll". Coleman said.
Six of the 12 students enrolled ii
the class held in the old count;
office building in Raeford recentl
completed their frst ten weel
session and Coleman and in
structors Clara Frierson and Lor
raine Graham expressed pride ii
the group's accomplishments.
"One ladv started with us am
she couldn't so much as write hei
own name. Well, now she is going
to the blackboard and writing
numbers for subtraction. Yoi
should see the change, and how
happy she is knowing she is reall)
learning". Coleman said.
"Our goal is to reach as many
people as possible through the
program", he said.
In addition to the CETA class,
other classes are held at Scurlock
school. West Hoke elementary, and
A class is also offered at the
South Hoke community center.
A new ABE class will begin Jan.
h at I P.M. in the old county office
building, for persons who are
unable to attend in the evening
because of w ork schedules or other
Classes arc all free of charge,
cxcept for a $2 enrollment fee.
By Miss Ida Graves
Esphesus Baptist Church presented
their Candle Light Christmas
program Sunday night. There were
many attending. The program was
directed by Mrs. Nancy Black. Mrs.
Martie Jackson and Mrs. Barbra
Jackson. The children in the program
were from lour to fourteen. The
organ music was by Mrs. Barbra
Jackson. After the program, the
members pounded Rev. and Mrs.
WiUard Singehary. and refreshments
and cookies and cake was served in
the basement, with a wonderful
Mr. and Mrs. A.A. Fowler of
Fayetteville were Sunday guests of
the Graves' family. Mis> SaIIic Graves
returned home with the Fowlers for
i few days. Mrs. Fowler has been in a
wheel chair for the past nineteen
Mrs. Jim Maxwell. Mrs. John
Covington. Mrs. Mary Monroe and
Sail ic Lynn attended a bridal shower
honoring Miss Lynn Britt in
Lumberton Friday night. Miss Brut
received many lovely gilts. The
wedding will take place in January.
Miss Britt is engaged to Jinimie
Mrs. Leona Chason and son
Ronnie's guests were Mrs. Mary
Shelton and children Regenia. and
Rebecca. Also were Mrs. Peggie
Smith and Mrs. Velda Ayscue.
Mrs. B.F. McGregor and Miss
Jcnnctte Middle I on spent Sunday in
Salisbury-, with Mr. Lonnie Harris,
and Joe Harris Jr. Mr. and Mrs.
Lonnie Harris and Mr. and Mrs. Joe
T. Harris are Miss Middleton's
brothers and sisters ? in - law. Glad to
report Mrs. McGregor is improving
from her illness.
Mr. and Mrs. Mack Sandy visited
Mr. Sandy's mother. Mrs. Maude
Sandy in Atlanta, Georgia Sunday.
Mack Sandy and J.C. Himmingway
and Mr. Sandy's nephew Frank
Sandy entertained the patients at the
Rest Home, with music and singing.
Mr. and Mrs. George Maxwell and
children plan to spend the holidays
with Mrs. O.B. Maxwell. Mr. and Mrs.
Maxwell are from Indcava.
Mrs. O.B. Maxwell spent last week
in Raleigh with her children.
Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Melvin spent the
weekend with Mrs. O.B Maxwell.
Also Mr. and Mrs. Melvin's children
Charles and Kimberley.
We are glad to report John Glisson
will come home for the holidays
Thursday if weather permits. Mrs.
Glisson reports, Mr. Glisson is in
need of a wheel chair. Anyone
wishing to give or loan one will be
Sandy Grove Methodist Church
will present their Candle Light
Service Sunday night. Dec. 21st.
F.veryone is cordiallv invited.
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