by Polly Barnard
Circle #4 of Galatia Presbyterian
Church met Tuesday morning.
April 13 in the home of Mrs. Pearl
Bruton with 11 members present.
Circle Chairman, Mrs. Lydia John
son called the meeting to order.
After the business part Mrs. Gillis
Ray led the Bible Study. After the
meeting adjourned refreshments
were served by the hostess.
Due to illness of Rev. Charles
Hester of First Baptist Church of
Clarkton, North Carolina the re
vival services at Pittman Grove
Baptist Church has been post
poned. It has been rescheduled,
beginning Sunday evening April 25
^at 7:30 p.m., continuing through
Friday evening April 30. The public
There will be a gospel singing
Friday evening April 23 at 7:30 at
Pittman Grove Baptist Church.
The public is invited.
This correspondent had one of
the most horrifying experience of a
lifetime the past Friday about
noon. Having just left the dentist
?office a short distance away, drove
Vdown Main Street and parked in
front of Home Food Store. As I got
out of the car a gentleman im
mediately came to the curb and
told me my car was on fire. By this
time it was obvious, as fire could be
seen under the car and smoke was
coming from under the hood from
all sides. I was so frightened I could
hardly remember my name!! Before
I could collect my wits and get to a
0phone, someone had notified the
Fire Department and police,
thanks to the thoughtful and
helpful people in Raeford! Several
people came out with their portable
fire extinguishers to help until the
firemen arrived, which was
It was an awful experience seeing
the car burn but as there was not an
explosion and no one was injuried,
have much to be thankful for,
? Would like to express gratitude
to everyone for being so helpful!! A
special thanks to Franklin Teal for
providing me with transportation
Mr. and Mrs. Alton McCulloch
were called to Greensboro this
weekend due to the illness of Mrs.
McCulloch's mother, Mrs. Olivia
Pardue. Mrs. McCulloch remained
in Greensboro but Mr. McCulloch
^returned home Monday.
? Mrs. Louise Watson and Mrs.
Wright Parker visited friends in
Laurinburg last week.
Mrs. Wright Parker returned to
Selma Monday after several days
visit with her sister Mrs. Louise
Watson, While here she visited
other relatives and friends around.
Mrs. Martha Sessoms of Pine
bluff visited Mrs. M.L. Wood. Sr.
^ Mrs. M.L. Wood. Sr. ac
Pcompanied Mrs. Marianna John
son McLean and Mrs. C.P. Kinlaw
of Raeford on a trip to Columbia.
South Carolina a couple of days last
week. They visited Mr. and Mrs.
C.B. Johnson and family. Mr. and
Mrs. Tommy Johnson. Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Allan Barnes and
family and reported a delightful
trip. Mr. C.B. Johnson and Mrs.
Johnson, who was the former
^Gertrude Cottingham, and Mrs.
Barnes who was the former Mary
Nancy Johnson are formerly from
Mrs. Lawrence Barnard had a
real nice visit with Mrs. Bobbie
Strother of near Aberdeen Thurs
day afternoon. Mr. and Mrs.
Strother and sons have recently
completed and moved into their
new home which is a true beauty
k Mrs. James White is still im
proving and hopes to soon he able
to be outside some.
Mrs. L.D. Long of Fayetteville
was admitted to Cape Fear Valley
Hospital in Fayetteville last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Miller Cook
entertained with a joint birthday
dinner the past Sunday for their
daughter Mrs. Billy Cox and
Donald Wood of Dillon. South
^Carolina. Those attending were the
honorees and their families. Todd
Wood of Dillon and Barry Wood of
the home. Everyone had a real nice
Leonard Brock returned to work
after having been ill for several
Howard Tillman Brock of
Broughton. Connecticut visited his
parents Mr. and Mrs. E.T. Brock,
Jr. and family for several days last
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Hill of Mt.
Clemmons. Michigan spent last
week with Mrs. Hills' parents Mr.
and Mrs. David Gibson. While
here they visited other relatives in
Mrs. Virginia Thornton and son.
Chris of Fayetteville visited Mr.
and Mrs. David Gibson and other
relatives in the area the past
? Miss Teresa Allen of Chester
field. South Carolina spent her
"spring holidays" with her mother.
Mrs. Alice Allen last week. While
here they visited Mr. and Mrs.
Bryant Alford of Mullins. South
The community extends heartfelt
sympathy to the family of Miss
Angelia Gayle Powell who was
fatally injured in an automobile
.accident the past Sunday. May we
Pall remember them in prayer.
The Hoke County Ambulance
Service and the Hoke County
Rescue Squad will unite in an effort
to promote Emergency Medical
Services Week May 1 at the
Edenborough Shopping Center
from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Displays will be set up for the
information of the public.
Other activities will be reported
in The News-Journal next week.
Gov. James B. Hunt, Jr., issued
the following proclamation.
WHEREAS, our emergency
medical services system provides
life-saving care to the citizens of
this State; and
, Rescue Squad
WHEREAS, thousands of emer
gency medical technicians, para
medics, emergency department
physicians, and nurses are trained
in a variety of emergency medical
WHEREAS, a vast number of
our citizens have been trained in
cardiopulmonary resuscitation so
they may help their fellow citizens
in time of need; and
WHEREAS, concerned citizens
and elected officials are serving on
regional emergency medical ser
vices councils throughout the State
to further guide the local develop
ment of a comprehensive emer
gency medical care system; and
WHEREAS, a large number of
these individuals unselfishly volun
teer their time to provide this
valuable service; and
WHEREAS, recognition is due
these individuals who serve on
behalf of all North Carolinians;
THEREFORE. 1. Janies B.
Hunt, Jr. Governor of the State of
North Carolina, do hereby pro
claim the week of April 25-Mav I.
in North Carolina and commend
this observance to our citizens.
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