Kevin Akins with children at the Children s Center. Mrs. Irene Coins, a
member of the staff, is at left. [Staff photo. |
Mrs. Wood Attends
Farm Aviation Meeting
Mrs. Roy Wood, Rt. 3. Raeford.
director of N.C. for the women of
National Agricultural Aviation
Association participated in the 15th
annual Congress on Aerospace
Education, held at the Atlanta
Sheraton Hotel. April 1-3.
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Over 700 educators, admini
strators. business and industrial
leaders met to better equip the
teaching profession in informing
the public of the significance ot
aerospace on all aspects of society.
Among the dignitaries present
were George P. A. Forschler.
deputy assistant secretary of the Air
Force. Reserve Affairs; Brig. Gen.
Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager. USAF
Retired, the first man to fly faster
than the speed of sound: A. Scott
Crosstield, pilot of the X-15 rocket
aircraft; and Astronaut David M.
The U.S. Air Force Strategic Air
Command briefed the Congress on
the Soviet military threat.
Teachers' workshops and field trips
to Lockheed Aircraft and Atlanta's
Hartsfield International Airport
The Congress is jointly sponsored
by the National Aeronautics and
Space Administration, the Federal
Aviation Administration, the Na
tional Air and Space Museum, and
the Civil Air Patrol.
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Sandhills Youth Center's SWAP
Kevin Akins is a 20-vear-old
Rockingham man working with the
handicapped children at the Hoke
County Children's Center.
"It's good to be able to help
kids." he savs.
Judy Crawley, director of the
center, says. "It's meant a lot to us
having Kevin here. Not only is he
just a hard worker, but it's meant a
lot just having him here. He's
dedicated to the kids."
But it's a two-way street: working
with the kids at the center is
helping Kevin to get ready for his
Kevin is due tor parole from the
Sandhills Youth Center at McCain
in July. He was the first Sandhills
inmate to be chosen to work at the
Children's Center. He started April
Before being selected as the
badly needed helper, Akins was
screened thoroughly. The screening
included inspection of his record of
conduct at the Youth Center, his
record before coming to the center,
and his attitude.
He is one of 35 to 40 youthful
inmates (ages 18 to 21) of the
Youth Center and the Morrison
correctional facility at Hoffman
who are working helping the
regular staffs help the handi
capped. The inmates include some
of the young women at Hoffman
who help at the McLaurin Center
sheltered workshop at Rocking
Every one of them had to go
through a thorough screening like
Akins' before being selected. Their
day away from their state resi
dences is like Kevin's.
Kevin catches a ride from a
volunteer "chauffer" at the Youth
Center in the morning, goes to the
Children's Center, helps with the
youngsters there till about 5 p.m.
when his "ride" returns him to the
Youth Center for the night.
Akins's fellow residents at the
Youth Center are working daily
between weekends with the pre
school-age youngsters at the Moore
County Youth Center in Southern
Pines, and the school-age boys and
girls in the special classes for the
multihandicapped students at
Upchurch Junior High School and
in Moore County schools.
Tom Olsen. a counselor at the
Youth Center (not to be confused
with the State Correctional Facility
Tor over-2l men across the road),
says the participation of the selec
ted Center residents is done in
SWAP program, which is about
two years old. "SWAP" is com
posed of the first letters of the
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1 ? 6 SUNDAY
RAEFORD, N. C.
w if A 1 ofriClal ,i,le: Sandhills
Work Adjustment Program. Olsen
s working in the Division of
y-ationa. Rehabilitation Services
of the State Department of Human
S-amUrHeS; explained the pro
gram during a visit to the Chil
dren s Center Friday morning.
Olsen sees SWAP as a perfectly
appropriate ??slang" name for the
Ho?f?ram ? ?r. the McCain and
Hoffman institutions because "we
trade things," he said
heln1],he.b0yS giVC ?f ,hemselv? to
nelp the community with its pro
a" the community helps
the boys to readjust socially and
provides them with experiences.
Whether or not the boy will be
associated later with these experi
en<*. they make him feel pretty well
Akms said "it's good" for him
"Af^h needed" He added, also
AH the staff is real nice. They have
friends h?n 01J! V01, ^Ust with their
Olsen described the principal
^uiremems Kemsai" ,he oK
?lec?df "ad '? ""*< ">
. Ke*in had to reach his "behav
iour level to go out into 'the
ofWhr!?,be f7e ?J '"^actions
davs ?h Centerurule.s for at least 90
days, showing he is progressing
has got his act together.'^
to and Past record had
mem 3" even tempera
diploma (Kevin did this at Rich
mond Technical Institute in his
home county, before he got in
trouble with the law. He had
t of Richmond Senior
School in his junior year.)
* k,n.s also had to be a volunteer
capped W,,h thC Severe,y handl
He has to fill a need in hie
general rehabilitation plan.
?w.?[ K?.vin' Olsen continued, a
let him adjustl?en.t re socialization"
to others?"01 MZe ^'S ?k''8ations
in Saking of Akins and the others
the program. Olsen said, "We
feel they gain a lot more confidence
nersonT ? ,hr?Ugh successful
people ,n,eract,?n ^ ith other
l98IkiinSp aKSente,nCed in ^bruary
1981 in Richmond County to three
o five years. He said this was for
larceny (of a motor vehicle) and
indicated a violation of probation
?mposed earlier in a brea^gS
anH ,ng?CaSe W3S involved. "Drugs
and stuff messed my life Up." he
He said he committed these
them " H C ,0 make " "P to
%% h"eca"uaida'tkhn8 ab?m ,hc
collisions wifh ^he law.1" Wh "is
Kevin revealed he was "born
and,f\oaSH Chns,ian last October
and y owed never again to take
alcohol or drugs. He said he
became reborn after he started
Center l""P " ,he V?'"
"I could feel it here." he said
pointing to his heart, when the new
spiritual experience came to him
Honestly coming to realize that
forhavinpS<"nerH feeling contrition
in Jmus OirT ? ' 3nd pUtting faith
Jesus Christ are the elements
necessary for becoming born aglin
SaSn ',ke his fel,ow '"mates at
^andh'Hs. earned his way to Sand
hills by his good conduct, from his
Friday, April 16
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Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich
Monday, April 19
Pork Chop Pattie
Steamed Rice, Gravy
Tuesday, April 20
Wednesday, April 21
Battered Fried Fish
Potato Rounds, Catsup
Thursday, April 22
Turkey and Noodles or
Fluffy Potatoes or
Candied Sweet Potatoes
original confinement in a more
Olsen said that regular groups of
the inmates at the Youth Center
also work in the community, in
SWAP: members of the Jaycees.
and alumni of "I Can," the
Motivated Training program whose
courses, followed by a graduation
banquet and ceremony at the end
of each series of classes.
Kevin started with the Children's
Center April 8. He was practically
destined to the assignment of
helping with the youngsters. In a
trial visit, part of the screening, a
week or so before he was selected,
he visited the center.
The director said he took to the
children immediately, and the chil
dren took to him immediately. It
was love at first sight.
One advantage for having Kevin
and the other young men from
Sandhills helping with the
youngsters, one member of the staff
pointed out, the regular staff at the
Children's Center in the schools'
classes consist of women. Con
sequently. for the children, the
Youth Center boys provide an
important male presence, some
what like substitute fathers.
Kevin spoke of the friendliness of
the staff at the Children's Center.
The women show it. as though he
were a member of the family. They
gave him a surprise birthday party
one day (a few days later than his
20th birthday), and then there was
an Easter card on Good Friday at
the end of the day as he w as leaving
to return to the Youth Center.
Those are special little things that
mean a lot. and are not done in the
line of duty.
It adds up to friendliness.
After a month's experience with
Kevin and his services to the
children, the center's director says
"we definitely plan to get another
guy when Kevin leaves." She was
talking about another boy from the
Sandhills Youth Center.
by Polly Barnard
There was excellent attendance
at Galatia Presbyterian Church the
past Sunday morning for worship
service. The message by Dr. David
button was outstanding and the
Chancel Choir, directed by Mrs.
Patty Hasty was an inspiration.
Attendance for worship service
was excellent at Philippi Pres
byterian Church the past Sunday
morning. The sacrament of Com
munion was observed.
The "Sunrise Service" was well
attended at Tabernacle Baptist
Church the past Sunday morning.
1 he attendance for regular morn
ing worship service was also good.
Dr. John Wesley White, Billy
Graham Evangelist Associate is
conducting the "Fort Bragg Spiri
tual Life Crusade" at Hedrick
Stadium this week. Dr. White will
be speaking each evening through
Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The Evan
gelist team was invited by the post
Military' Chaplains and is assisted
Zl t^FayettevilIe area churches.
I ne 200 voice choir is composed of
local church choir members. Ken
Carter Choir Director, Ted
Cornell. pianist and Myrtle Hall
Soloist are with the Evangelist
team. The public is encouraged to
Pittman Grove Baptist Church
reported good attendance Thurs
day evening for the Communion
Service. Dogwood blossoms deco
rated the Communion table and the
church was lighted bv candles.
Sunday morning worship service
was well attended also.
Revival services will begin Sun
day. April 18 at 7:00 p.m. and will
continue through April 23 at
Pittman Grove Baptist Church.
The public is cordially invited.
There was excellent attendance
at Parkers United Methodist
Church the past Sunday for
worship service. The altar was verv
beautifully decorated with a pro
fusion of Easter lilies furnished by
Sandy Grove United Methodist
Church and Parker's United
Methodist Church held joint "Sun
rise Service" the past Sunday
morning at Camp Rockfish. There
was good attendance and Sandy
Grove Church served coffee and
sausage biscuits following the ser
Attention!! Members of Rockfish
fheCRC1 'ITS6 *egis,rar wll be at
the Rockfish Fire Station Wed
nesday, April 21 from 2:00 until
B.W p m. to register anyone who
nas tailed to register to date. If you
are not registered please register'
And please Vote!
Mrs. Mattie Hales of the Way
side Community received a frac
tured hip from a fall last week. She
had surgery following the injury
and is getting along very well at this
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Davis of
Selma vi sited Mrs. Davis's parents
Mr. and Mrs. Amos Grant. Jr. the
rhX?' a"dnMrs; James Carson and
children Pricilla and Robert of
mnfh ord*,site* M'- Carson's
mother, Mrs. Elvira Carson the
past Sunday. Others visiting her
?nHeMr- a^dMrS- De?? Jackson
Kelly S?n* y and Mrs- Kay
Mrs. Beulah Mclnnis Lee of
Dunn spent the past weekend with
wN5da Williams and
attended church with her at
Philippi Presbyterian Church
where she saw many friends of long
standing. They had lunch with Mr
and Mrs. A.L. Long, Jr. Mrs. Lees'
son. Kenneth of Dunn came for a
visit Sunday and she returned home
D.A. "Zan" Gillis of the Galatia
Community who had surgery at
H.ghsmith-Rainey Memorial Hos
pital last week is recuperating at
home now. Hurry and get well Mr.
Gillis! Everyone misses you!
Eric Wood who has been a
patient in Cape Fear Valley Hos
pital in Fayetteville was released '
from the hospital last Friday and is
recuperating at home now.
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Wood of
Newton stopped by for a visit with
Mr. Woods' grandmother. Mrs.
A W. Wood. Sr. last Friday. They
were on their way to the beach for
Mr. and Mrs. David Wood and
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Wood all o?
Burlington also visited their
grandmother Mrs. A.W. Wood.
Sr. during the weekend.
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Wood and
sons, of Raeford. Marion Wood of
Charlotte and Mr. and Mrs.
Douglas Monroe were visitors of
A.W. Wood. Sr. the past Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. D.D. McCraney
and daughter. Carolvn. Mrs.
Robert Lisenby and son. Michael
spent the past weekend with Mrs.
Mary Caddy and son. James Jr. in
Gray Court. South Carolina. On
their return trip they toured Cow
pens Battleground and Kings
Mountain Battleground and had
lunch in Belmont. North Carolina
Eveoone enjoyed the trip very
much. Michael is a history "buff
so he especially enjoyed the tour of
the points of historical interest.
Mr. and Mrs. Alton McCulioch
visited Mrs. McCulloch's mother.
Mrs. Olive Pardue and sister, Mrs.
Howard Brown and Mr. Brown in
Greensboro the past Sunday.
Mrs. Alton McCulioch "has re
ceived word that her brother.
Robert H. Pardue of North Wilkes
boro who has been in the hospital
for the past two weeks has become
Mrs. James White who under
went surgery at Highsmith-Rainev
Memorial Hospital in Fayetteville
last week is now recuperating at
Mrs. Wright Parker of Selma is
visiting her sisters Mrs. Louise
Watson and Mrs. Grace English.
Miss Nellie McFadyen spent last
week in Raeford with Mr. and Mrs.
fclwood Baker, to be with her aunt
Mrs. Minnie McMillian who was
critically ill and passed away last
Friday. She also attended the
funeral the past Sunday afternoon,
sympathy is extended to Miss
McFadyen and the other family
Mr and Mrs. Alton McCulioch
attended the wedding of M/Sgt
Stephen Morris at John F. Kennedy
Chapel at Fort Bragg April 3.
Reception followed at the home on
lverness Dr., Asheton Forest Fay
..Mrs?LD- Long and daughter
Mrs. Dianne Udeck of Fayetteville
visited Mrs. Louise Watson Friday
of last week. 3
James and Jason Turner of
rayetteville spent several days last
week with their grandparents. Mr.
and Mrs. Bruce Turner, Jr
MT?ud Mi,zi Plummer of
Morehead City spent several days
the past week with their grand
pfummer ^ ^ MfS' RaIPh
John Plummer of Fort Rucker
Alabama is spending the week with
Rummer an<1 M" RalPh
Miss Becky Plummer of Rocky
Mount spent the weekend at home
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Plummer and
children of Fayetteville visited Mr
Plummer's parents, Mr. and Mrs
Ralph Plummer the past Sunday
Correction please! There was an
TRTKT thf Spellin8 of ,he name
l KUiT in last weeks paper It was
TRn^t'y lPelled FROST Mrs.
TROST is the former Betty Jean
Wood who now lives in St. Paul
Minnesota but has been visiting her
"nd Mrs Eric
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