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Original Hospital Employee Retires After 30 Years
Annie Catherine Rhodes of Kenansville was employed
I at Duplin General Hospital when it opened in 1955. She
began work two weeks prior to the hospital's opening
for patients in February of 1955 and was honored last
week by Duplin General staff members at her
retirement after 30 years on the job. According to
Duplin General Hospital Administrator Richard Harrell
and Director of Nursing Ann Houston, Miss Rhodes is
one of several 30-year employees of the hospital. She is
a graduate of B.F. Grady High School and Memorial
General Hospital (now Lenoir Memorial Hospital)
School of Nursing. Pictured above are Duplin General
Director of Nursing Ann Houston, Annie Catherine
Rhodes, retiring after 30 years as a nursing shift
supervisor, and Hospital Administrator Richard
JK Club Presents Musical
The James Kenan High school
drama club, the Unicorns, will
present "You're a Good Man Charlie
Brown" in the gym May 2, 3 and 4.
Rehearsals are already underway
at James Kenan. The play is under
the technical direction of Mary
H*wes with musical directum. by
Melanie Morgan and Jim Hayes.
According to Unicorn Club spon
sor Jo Jones, the drama is the first
public stage play the organization
has undertaken. However, she
pointed out prize winning appea
rances by the Unicorn Club in the
Warsaw Veterans parade, the
Kenansville Twelve Days of Christ
mas with the James Kenan Chorus,
at the James Kenan Open House
and before organizations like the
United Daughters of the Confede
racy and the Warsaw Chamber of
Commerce. The Unicorns have
approximately 40 members, all of
which have a part in the upcoming
The cast of "You're a Good Man
Charlie Brown" is made up ot six
actors. Members of the Unicorn
Club, not cast in the play, have beetT
assigned jobs such as publicity,
stage and set design, and properties
technicians, Jones said.
Duplin Ranks High
In Agricultural Lists
1 North Carolina's ranking agricul
tural county also ranks among the
nation's agricultural elite.
Duplin County, paced by its
poultry and swine industries, ranked
44th among the 3,000 U.S. counties
in value of agricultural products,
according to the 1982 census of
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agriculture. The county has ranked
among the top 100 agricultural
counties for two decades.
In 1982, Duplin's agricultural
marketings were listed at $207.6
The top three agricultural coun- i
ties, all from California, were Fresno
with $1.49 billion; Kern, $107 billion;
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and Tulare, $963 million. Fourteen ot
the top 30 counties were in
Among Eastern counties, Lan
caster County, Pa., ranked 11th at
$575 million; Palm Beach, Fla., 14th
at $535 million; Sussex, Del., 29th at
$270 million; and Dane, Wis., 30th at
Tobacco Short Course
Neil Barwick of Duplin County, is fl
one of 46 county tobacco farmers a
who attended a tobacco short course ^
conducted bv the North Carolina c
Agricultural Extension Service with P
the assistance of a grant-in-aid from c
Philip Morris, USA.
Dr. Larry Syk r>, director, agricul- ']
jral programs, Philip Morris, usa,
nd Dr. Chester Black, associate
ean and director of N.C. Agri
ultural Extension Service,
resented certificates to whose who
ompleted the four-day course.
The group made an all-day bus
rip to Richmond, Va. to visit the
'hilip Morris leaf processing, manu
factoring and research facilities. All
other sessions were held at the
McKimmon Center on the NCSU
campus in Raleigh.
The certificate is signed by Dr.
Black, and J. Michael Moore, asso
ciate agricultural extension agent for
This Friday At JSTC
Everything is in readiness for this
Friday's Spring Festival celebration
on the main campus of James Sprunt
Technical College in Kenansville. A
full 12 hours of entertainment and
outdoor activities are planned for
students and the community to join
in the College's annual celebration of
the coming of spring.
Planned and sponsored by the
Student Association, Spring Festival
offers a variety of games, contests,
exhibits, musical entertainment and
much more for all ages to enjoy.
Continuous events such as canoe
rides, basketball, tennis and train
rides will be available throughout the
Special events are also scheduled
with appeal to all interests and age j
groups. For the children, WITNey
the Hobo, star of the popular after
school television sho^r, will be
making a special appearance at 1
p.m. Other events include a fishing
contest, an aerial show with sky
divers, a martial arts exhibition and
an evening fireworks display.
Appropriately, the Jacksonville
band "Festival" will perfrom from 8
to midnight for the audience's v
listening and dancing pleasure. The
four-member group plays a variety of
musical selections, ranging from
easy listening to Top 40 and rock
You won't want to miss the
excitement this Friday, April 26 at
JSTC's Spring Festival. Bring the
family and enjoy a full day of exciting
activities. It ali begins at 12 noon.
See you there.
Schedule of Events '
12:00 noon - opening ceremony -
East Duplin High school ROTC
1 p.m. - WITNey the Hobo
2 pi.m. - Student/Faculty softball
2:30 p.m. - Tug-O-War across the
3 p.m. - Sack Race
3:30 p.m. - Clarence Palmer - jazz
organist (JSTC visiting artist)
4 p.m. Sports Parachutists
4:30 p.m. - Martial Arts performance
5:30 - 8 p.m. - Disc Jockey - D103 -
8 p.m. - midnight - Dance "Festival"
9 p.m. - Fireworks
Continuous Events - train rides,
fishing contest (1-3 p.m.) bake sale,
canoe rides, volleyball, tennis,
basketball, emergency service
display, food, fountain drinks, Army
equipment display, balloons.
Duplin Librarian Hired
Linda Hadaen will begin work as
the new Duplin County librarian
June 3, Duplin County Manager
Ralph Cottle said last week.
The Duplin County Board of Com
missioners hired Ms. Hadden by
unanimous vote, following a recom
mendation of the county library
board. Her salary will $19,131.
She is now working *s the young
adult librarian for Stanley County.
Ms. Hadden holds a master's
degree in library science from East
The former Duplin County libra
rian, John Michaud, resigned in
December to take a job with the state
Department of Correction in the
Green County town of Maury.
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Duplin Democratic Party
Asks Office Changes
The Duplin County Democratic i
Party wants to expand the county's I
two elected boards and change the 1
way the boards are elected.
The Democrats have adopted a '?
resolution calling for the Board of t
County Commissioners and the <
school board to be increased from
five to seven members each. The '<
resolution also calls for the two <
boards to be nominated and elected I
by district. <
Board members are now nomi- 1
nated by district voters in the
primary election. Although nniri- 1
nated by district, they are voted on
by voters throughout the county in
the November general election.
The resolution claims the current
system results in "under or no
?epresentation by moderate-sized
:ommon interest groups."
The resolution, which was passed
it the party's convention last week
;nd, also says the present district
ines allow whites to be a majority in
;ach district. It contends this violates
the voting rights act.
Long-time County Commissioner
O.J. Fussell of Rose Hill said he had
no comment on the resolution this
Convention delegates elected
Gregory Miller of Rose Hill chairman
to succeed Bobbie Marshburn of
Wallace, who did not seek re
election to the two-year term.
Also newly elected are Linda Beck
of Warsaw, first vice chairman;
Riddick Wilkins of Warsaw, second
vice chairman; Bob Kornegay of
Glisson Township, Third vice chair
man; and Louise Dobson of Teachey,
secretary. Melvin Williams of
Beulaville was re-elected treasurer.
Cathy Fink To Appear
In Duplin County Schools
On Tuesday, April 30 and Wed
nesday, May 1, Cathy Fink will
perform at several schools in Duplin
Cathy is a champion banjo-player
and a concert performer of folk
songs, country songs, swing tunes,
mountain songs, yodeling songs,
topical songs and old time fiddle
tunes. Cathy .has toured the U.S.,
Canada and Great Britain for ovc 10
years, performing in over 2,lv0
clubs, concerts, schools and festi
She has five record albums and
her solo album, "Doggone My
Time" was rated one of the ten best
albums by the Washington Post in
1982. Rounder Records just released
Cathy's new children's and family
record, "Grandma Slid Down the
Mountain." It includes the yodeling
lesson that has b^en so popular in
her concerts and shows off Cathy's
vocal and instrumental versatility.
Cathy Fink will sing folk and
country songs from her award
winning album including the title
song, a free yodeling lesson, her
nationally known five-string banjo
picking, a variety of homemade
instruments and some uptown story
telling. Joe Wilson of the National
Council for the Traditional Arts,
said, "Cathy's enthusiasm and good
musicianship make her a children's
performer whom adults enjoy as
much as children." She has occa
sionally been caught "having a look
on her face as if she's about to put
shaving cream in somebody's
socks," but no matter what she's
doing, the audience is doing it with
her. Pete Seeger called her new
children's record "The best one
I've heard this year" and Ms
Magazine in hided it in ..their
?Selection of the 10 best toy* of 19S4.
Cathy Fink is brought to you by
the Duplin County Arts Council.
The Warsaw Chamber of
Commerce is sponsoring a Spring
Showcase on May 4 at BB&T parking
lot. It will feature crafts, art, food
sampling, exhibits, a fashion show
and all-day entertainment from 10
a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Chamber of Commerce is
sending letters requesting merchant
participation with some type of
special sale or sidewalk sale.
Group For Support
Of The Arts
Governor James G. Martin recog
nized IS business and arts groups for
outstanding support of the arts in
North Carolina. The awards were
presented April 17 during the annual
meeting of the Governor's business
council on the arts and humanities.
BB&T was one of 10 companies
and five arts organizations which
received awards for creating part
nerships between cultural organiza
tions and the business community.
Accepting the award was L. Vincent
Lowe Jr., president and chief execu
tive officer. BB&T received the
award for the past three years.
BB&T was cited for publishing
"North Carolina: Reflections of 400
Years," a book commissioned by the
bank in honor of the state's 400th
anniversary. Ten percent of the
proceeds from public sales is being
donated to the N.C. Museum ol
History Associates for renovation of
the museum's new quarters. In
addition, nearly 4,000<copies of the
book will be donated to the state's
schools and libraries.
The awards are made annually
through the Governor's Business
Council on the Arts and Humanities,
a seven-year-old organization of
almost 40 business executives ap
pointed by the Governor to en
courage broader business support of
Award winners received otiginal
metal sculptures by Jim Gallucci of
Greensboro and commissioned by
R.J. Reymonds Industries, Inc.
Kenansville Chamber Of Commerce Welcomes Business
Members of the Kenansvillc Area Chamber of
Commerce were on hand during the grand opening of
Anthony's Hair Designs in Kenansville April 18.
Kenansville Area Chamber of Commerce members
Tom Rouse and David Phillips welcomed Anthony's
Hair Design stylist Becky Buckner, along with stylist
Kim Johnson and shop owner/stylist Anthony "Tony"
N^rtin during grand opening ceremonies last week.
A&thony's Hair Designs opened March 12 and shop
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nours are fl a.m. too p.m., ivionaay inrougn rnaay ana
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. Tony, owner of Anthony's
Hair Design, is a resident of rural Mount Olive and a
graduate of James Sprunt Technical College in
cosmetology. According to Tony, the shop offers
service for the entire family and no appointments are
necessary. Pictured above in front of the business,
loqited next to McDavid and Associates on N.C. #11^
lefijto right, David Phillips, Tony Martin, Kim Johnson,
Becky Buckner and Tom Rouse.