CARNIVAL AHEAD -- A Halloween Carnival to benefit the trainable mulithandicapped students in the Hoke
County school system is scheduled for October 30 in the Upchurch Junior High School gymnasium from 6 p. m. to
10 p.m. Students in a class for the trainable multihandicapped at Upchurch are shown here. Front. L-R - Don
Melvin. Earl Jones. Michael Davis. Mackie McDonald, Billy Haselden. Queen Ivey. Mattie Baldwin, Anthony
Walker. Lynn Brock. Candy Craig, and Lamont McQueen. Rear. L-R -- Julian Blackburn. Katina Smith. Sheila
Taylor. Stephen Haynes, Anthony Morrisey. and Fonda Farmer.
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energy," he pointed out.
The only households eligible for
financial assistance are those that
have heating bills. Applicants also
may be eligible if their heating bills
are included as part of their rental
Households that live in public
housing or receive a utility allow
ance from the HUD Section 8
Program will be eligible for a
partial payment only if their utility
allowance does not cover all of their
Eligible households must have
total countable income at or below
the 1980 non-farm poverty level.
The amounts paid for Medicare
and hospital insurance premiums
are deducted from income.
Households that have working
members may deduct work related
and child care costs from their
Some other types of income that
are not counted at all are: loans,
income of children under 14. and
The non-farm poverty level for
different size households is: one in
household, S316 monthly; two,
$418; three, S519; four, $621; five,
S723; and six in a household, $824.
For seven or more persons in a
household, SI 02 is added for each
In addition to these income
limHs, a household's financial
assets must not exceed a face value
of S2200. Assets which will not be
covered in the S2200. limit include
household or personal belongings;
cars; home; income producing
property; insurance; value of pre
paid burial contracts; burial plots;
savings of a student under 18 who is
saving his money for school ex
penses; and money in a checking
account to meet monthly needs.
All households will be required
to apply for the Low-Income
Energy Assistance Program at the
Hoke County Department of Social
Elderly or handicapped indivi
duals may send a representative to
apply for them or call the Depart
ment at 875-8725 to make other
The Hoke County Department of
Social Services will begin taking
applications for the program on
November 1, 1982.
The Department will continue to
accept applications through De
cember 10, 1982. Since this is not a
first-come, first-serve program, the
local director states that house
holds do not need to rush in the
first week to be served.
Applications will be taken be
tween the hours of 8:30 and 11:30
in the mornings and from 1 :30 until
4:30 in the afternoon.
Several late openings are
planned in late November and early
December to assist those house
holds who might not be able to
come during the application hours.
The site for making applications
will be at the Department's office
which is located on South Magnolia
A one-time payment will be
made in early February after all
low-income households have ap
plied and eligibility has been
determined, Witherspoon said.
In a story in last Thursday's
News-Journal Hoke County Civic
League spokesman Robert Warren
was quoted as saying that his
organization had never gotten in
volved with the election process and
had not backed candidates in the
Warren said later that the league
has previously backed candidates
I Am Not Committed To Any Group Or Organization
My Only Commitment Is To The People -
ALL THE PEOPLE OF HOKE COUNTY
I Make No Promises Except To Serve All The Citizens
Of Hoke County To The Best Of My Ability
18 years experience as County Commissioner
5 years as Chairman of the Board
HONEST - FAIR - CAPABLE - DEPENDABLE
Your Vote Will Be Appreciated
NOVEMBER 2, 1982
Ad paid for by Friends of John Balfour
j Former Deputy Pleads
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p.m. Judge Sam Britt of Lumber
ton recessed the trial ? few minutes
before 5 p.m. till Tuesday at 9:30
Conoly testified October 25 that
Wilson, he, and two women friends
were drinking, starting in the
afternoon, before they went to the
camp site which is on the Wilson
family property. Diehl in his cross
examination raised the question of
whether Wilson had drank as much
as Conoly had indicated.
Diehl also demonstrated without
the rifle how Wilson fired when he
used it, with the butt against his
hip and the muzzle pointed upward
at an angle, and asked Conoly
whether this was how Wilson shot.
Miss Powell in her opening
statement to the jury, said that
Wilson in playing a prank on the
campers, slipped up close to the
campsite, tossed a smoke grenade,
then fired one burst from the rifle,
then another, and a bullet from the
second burst was the one that killed
Baker, hitting him in the chest.
Baker was among the campers.
Miss Powell also told the jury
that Wilson "didn't mean to do it."
that the "really tragic thing about it
(the death) was it was so avoidable
... a reckless use of firearm, using it
as a plaything."
Baker was to join the Hoke
County Sheriff s Department in
early July as a deputy sheriff after
serving on the Raeford Police
Force. Wilson had resigned as a
deputy last April IS and was in
private business when the shooting
Sheriff David Barrington said in
an interview last June that Wilson
came to the sheriff's department
almost immediately after the shoot
ing. The sheriff said he received a
telephone call about the shooting at
about 1:30 a.m. June 26.
The investigation was turned
over to the SBI by the sheriff
because, he pointed out, Wilson
had been one of his officers and
Baker had been due to become one.
The department was informed
that Wilson fired at the trees when
he discharged the rifle and that 10
or 12 shots in all were fired.
Baker turned in his resignation
from the police department June
2 1 . It was to have become effective
July 5, the day he was to start with
the sheriff's department. He had
joined the city staff May 22, 1977,
as a heavy-equipment operator for
the city-county landfill, then trans
ferred to the police department as
an officer on April 23, 1981.
Baker started his studies in
Sandhills Community College adult
education after Police Chief
Leonard Wiggins told him he had
to be a high school graduate before
he could be appointed a policeman.
Baker was appointed after he
completed his requirements for a
high school diploma.
Despite thfe extensive public
interest that the tragedy aroused,
few spectators were in the court
room for the trial. Nearly all the
people in the spectators' section
were members of the jury panel not
serving in the trial, and witnesses.
Relatives and friends of Baker and
Wilson made up the group of
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judgeship is being contested.
Lacy S. Hair of Fayetteville, an
incumbent and a Democrat, faces
Republican Paul E. Eaglin.
The other Democrats, including
Judge Joseph E. Dupree of Raeford
are unopposed as is District Attor
ney Ed Grannis, a Fayetteville
Democrat. Dupree was opposed in
the June 29 Democratic primary for
renomination and won.
For the first time in about 10
years, Hoke County is assured of
having one of its citizens in the
General Assembly County Com
missioner Danny DeVane was one
of the three winners of the Demo
cratic runoff primary for the 16th
District seats in the State House.
None have opposition. On the
ballot with DeVane are John (Pete)
Hasty and Sidney A. Locks.
DeVane's election will mean a
new Hoke County commissioner
will have to be named to replace
him after DeVane resigns to take
the oath of the State House office.
David Parnell of Parkton also
unopposed, will become the 13th
District's new state senator unless
unlikely and overwhelming write-in
opposition shows up in the General
Election. Parnell, a Democrat, won
the party's nomination by
defeating incumbent Sam Noble.
Parnell has been a state representa
The two candidates for Hoke
County Soil and Water Conserva
tion District supervisors -- Kenneth
Hendrix and James (Jimmy) Max
well, Jr., are unopposed in Tues
day's election which is nonpartisan.
In statewide elections to fill
judges' positions above District
Court level, only one contest is on j
the ballot. This has Democrat 4
Sidney S. Eagles, Jr., and Republi
can Betty J. Pearce running for one
of the seats on the State Court of
The voters also will decide on two
proposed amendments to the State
One would provide that the term
of office of members of the General
Assembly will start on the first day -
of January following their election. *
The other would permit the
General Assembly to enact general
laws permitting the issuing of tax
increment bonds without requiring
the approval of a majority of the
voters in elections.
Two Charged In Sex Attack
Two men were charged with rape
after a woman reported they at
tacked her October 21 in an
unoccupied house orv Rt. 1, Rae
ford, the Hoke County Sheriff s
The report said the victim was
Linda F. Allen, 25, of Raeford
Apartments, and the accused were
Weldon Harris (Moose) McKenzie,
29, of Rt. 1, Raeford, and Ray
mond Wallace, 32, of Rt. 3,
The report quotes the victim as
saying she had gone to school with
both men and that she believed
they were "all right," indicating
this was the reason she accepted an
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invitation to accompany them to a
fish fry at McKenzie's mother's
home, which is near the house
where the alleged assaults occurr
She said after the men got her to
the house, they took turns holding
her and committing the acts though
she struggled and screamed. She
said Wallace threatened to kill her
if she didn't shut up and that he
put a towel and a pillow on her
Later, while the men were getting
dressed, Miss Allen said, she ran
out of the house to Mrs. McKen
zie's. Later the two men came to
Mrs. McKenzie's and had another
man give her a ride, but the man
refused to take her to Raleigh as
the others requested but let her out
by the road in Queenmore.
The report says Miss Allen was
given a medical examination at
Cape Fear Valley Hospital in
The two accused remained in
Hoke County Jail early this week.
Other cases reported to the
sheriff s department follow.
Patricia Fay Cooper of Rt. 2.
Red Springs, reported a $220
television set and a $270.39 kero
sene heater stolen from her resi
dence October 20.
Two wheels and a tire were
reported stolen October' 10 or 11
from a new Chevrolet truck while it
was parked in the sales lot of Hoke
Auto. The value of the stolen
property was $365, the report says. I]
The thief or thieves also broke a
vent window of the truck, causing
Beatrice Harris of Box 674,
Raeford, reported the back glass
door of her resident was broken.
The damage amounted to $150.
Raeford Police Chief Leonard
Wiggins reported the following
received by his department.
Martha Beatty, 511 Grant Ave.,
reported the windshield of a 1973
Ford owned by Henry L. McNeill
was broken in three places while
the car was parked in her yard
October 21 . The damage amounted
Neil McFadyen, Jr., of 710 N.
Main St. reported October 23 his
motorcycle, a Moped, tools, skis,
and four rods and reels were stolen
from the storage shed at his home. .
The total value was $1 ,240. All but
the rods and reels were found in a
pecan grove across the street.
On November I 2. an electronics pinball machine will be given lo person with highest
verified score on machine. Come out and beat Timmy Watson's score of 243.160 points.
Tuesday nights are for church groups only S20 worth of free games (divided) will be given
to participating church groups
Hours: 3-10 p.m. Mon. & Tuts.: 3 ? 6 p.m. Wed. (Closed (or church after 6):
3 ? 10 p.m. Thurs.: 3 - 12 p.m. Fri. ? Sal.: I ? 6 p.m. Sun.
? Register For Foosball Tournament ?
Every Saturday At 9 p.m. ? SI. 00 Registration
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401 Binini? Raeford, N.C.
Have Fun In A Clean Atmosphere
30 VIDEO GAMES
Hot Dogs - Soft Drinks - Snacks
ALL THIS AND A FUN PLACE