AWARD WtNNh.R ? Rena Smith, a winner of the citizenship award presented
by the Woodmen of the World for outstanding government service, is pictured
at her home.
Both Citizen Awards Go To Women Recently
For the first time in its history of
annual dual awards for community
service, both winners of this year's
Annual Citizenship Award pre
sented by the Woodmen of the
World are women.
Mrs. Rena Smith and Mrs.
Marion Clark received their
plaques and were honored at a
The awards, which are voted on
by the male membership and
female membership separately, are
given to recognize outstanding
service to the community by
non-Woodmen, treasurer Elizabeth
Mrs. Smith, who moved here in
1935, worked for the old NY A until
1941, when she moved to personnel
manager of the Ft. Bragg post
exchange system. She retired from
the Employment Security Com
mission in 1970, but has remained
very active in numerous community
and civic projects.
"1 would like people to remem
ber me for what I've done after my
retirement rather than what 1 did
prior to it," said Mrs. Smith.
"This award means more to me
than any one I have ever received
because it was from the people
from here who have been so good to
me over the years." she added.
Mrs. Clark began with the
county tax collector's office, and in
1945 also took on the job of
Veterans Service Officer, the post
she continues to hold. Her efforts to
find scholarships for disabled
veterans and emergency assistance
to place veterans in hospitals over
the years were described by the
Woodmen as outstanding service
"beyond the call of duty.. .
Thomas Harrell received the Mr.
Woodman award and Mrs. Carson
Davis, Sr., received the Woman of
Woodcraft plaque, also during the
A WARD WINNER - Veterans Service Officer Marion Clark is shown at her
desk. She was a winner of the Woodmen of the World annual citizenship award.
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Staff Enjoys Holiday Get-togethers
The Sandhill Regional Library
System members, consisting of
Moore, Anson, Rockingham,
Richmond and Hoke counties
attended a Christmas steak dinner.
Fri., Dec. 5 at the Ellerbe Springs
Restaurant onHwy. 220 in Ellerbe.
Entertainment was presented by a
couple who played a guitar and
sang. It was a grand evening for all
A lovely dinner was also given for
the Hoke library staff and their
husbands Saturday. Dec. 13 by
Mrs. Laurie McEachern in her
Again, we like mentioning the
new library building and hope you
will ask to see the model we have of
it in the library. I'm sure more of
you are interested now that it is
going up. Please, don't shake your
heads negatively when we say, "We
hope to be in before July." We've
waited so long and our hopes are
high. Just be excited with us.
Some of you have responded to
our asking for the "mini page"
from your Sunday papers. We are
very grateful and hope more of you
will respond. These will be used for
"Citizens United for the Improve
ment of Reading." Please bring us
yours and your neighbors. Thank
The sample talking book we have
been showing to the visually and
other handicapped folks has had
favorable response. The library has
placed several of these in the
county. You may need one of these
in the home of your loved one.
Please come by and let us show you
how it can be used for greater
happiness and enlightenment for
you or that special person. The
service is completely free through
the North Carolina library for the
Physically Handicapped program.
This consists of a record player
which will be placed in your home
with records of stories, news music,
etc. These will be sent periodically.
We emphasize, this service is free.
Mrs. Jay Williams is gathering
notes to write a history of the Hoke
County Public Library and she is
compiling a list of our Genealogical
Materials and holdings on North
Carolina local history. We are
adding to our books on genealogy,
as more and more people are
becoming interested in this field.
Our North Carolina collection will
be housed in the Hoke County
room of our new library.
If you miss the mvsterv and
western books from their usual
place, you will find them through
out our novels. They are marked
with yellow stickers so they can
be easily found. Please bear with
us. We are having to learn all over
again also. We hope the one more
BIG move will be the last time we
have major changes.
Our story hours, especially this
season of the year, are very well
attended. The cool weather does
not hamper the spirits of these little
ones and we hope this eagerness
will continue. Look forward to
many different stories, games,
songs, and puppet shows in the
future. Also, don't forget to check
out your Christmas books. You
only have a few more days for these
There will be NO story hours
DEC. 23 but we wish all our little
folks and all friends and patrons of
the library "A VERY MERRY
DECEMBER 23, MONTROSE
and DECEMBER 24, ASHLEY
These runs will NOT be made
due to the Christmas holidays.
The following is a list of the new
books received this week by the
Sandhill Regional Library System
and distributed among member
county libraries. They may be
requested from the Hoke County
Library or its bookmobile.
"Lady Pamela" by Clare Darcy
"A Wreath of Lords and Ladies"
by James Fraser
"I Take Thee. Serenity" by Daisy
"The Cricket Cage" by R.M.
"Passions and Other Stories" by
Isaac B. Singer
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dist Men "Ladies Night" at the
Raeford Methodist church at 6:30
Thursday. Dec. 18. 6:30 P.M..
County Office Kitchen. Raeford
Extension Homemakers Club.
Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2 P.M.
Rockfish Extension Homemakers
Club with Mrs. Roscoe Bundy.
Monday, Dec. 22. 7 P.M. Coun
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What's in a name? Cranberries,
as you may or may not know. were
originally called crane berries. And
they were named that because the
bud and stem resembled the head
and neck of a crane.
But. "cran" or "crane" - the
berries have made their mark for
menus throughout the year -- and
especially during the holidays.
And small wonder. For cranber
ries can be served from morning to
For a special breakfast, try
chopped cranberries added to your
favorite muffin recipe or breakfast
Next time you're having ham for
dinner, try glazing it when it's
partially cooked ?? with crushed
cranberry sauce and brown sugar.
Serve cranberry sauce on w affles,
pancakes and steamed puddings.
You can make a number of
desserts from fresh and processed
cranberries. Sherbets, ice cream.
cake. pie. pudding and tarts arc
among the favorites.
And. keep in mind that many a
dull meal can be brightened by the
addition of cranberries as a
If you're planning to serve cold
cuts at a holiday buffet -- make
sure they are fresh and chilled. And
don't allow them to stand at room
temperature too long.
In fact, you may wish to prepare
several trays of food -- so that some
food may be left in the refrigerator,
until the first tray of meats is used.
Then bring in a fresh supply. This
way ?? meats will stay cold and
bacteria will not have a chance to
If you're serving salads -shrimp,
chicken or something similar --
remember that they are highly
perishable. So pack the serving
dish in cracked ice -- or. use small
serving dishes and refill often from
the refrigerator. You'll want to use
the same precautions with deviled
eggs, cheese and sour cream dip.
On holidays -- or anytime large
groups get together -- it isn't
unusual to run out of refrigerator
space and perhaps become a bit
careless in the way you handle food.
But. if you keep in mind that
bacteria can cause food poisoning
-- you can prevent errors in
handling, preparation and serving.
It all adds up to this. All
perishable foods -- such as cream ;
pies, seafoods and dishes made
with eggs. fish, meat and poultry ;
should be kept cold -? that is -?v
below forty degrees. And you
should never let them stand at
room temperature for more than
By the same token - you should
keep hot foods hot ? that is at least
No doubt about it. Holiday food
fare is fun -- but careful planning is
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