North Carolina Newspapers

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Shown above are members of
the Girl Scout Neighborhood
team as they met last week to
complete organisational piaw
Girl Scout Troop Leaders are
(seated 1. to*r.) Mrs. G. D.
Bailey, Mrs. Evelyn Wilson, Mrs.
Girl Scooting Underway
In Cennty
Burnsuille, N.C.
for the Girl Scout Program for
the coming year. Seated left to
right are Mrs. Kenneth Laugh
run, Troop Consultant; Mrs. Ed
Earl Young. Mr. W. E. McKinney
Standing, Mrs. Pauline Long,
Mrs. Vincent Westall, Mrs.
P.P. t K.
Boys 8 through 13 throughout
Yancey County are invited to
display their football talents in
punting, passing and kicking in
the 7th annual nationwide Punt,
Pass & Kick Competition. Young
Auto Sales will award 18 troph
ies, one to each of the top three
boys in each of the six age
groqps between 8 and 13.
Mr. Joe Young, Owner of
Young Auto Sales explained that
PPAK involves no body contact
and that every boy has an equal
chance to win since each com
petes only against boys his own
age. "There is absolutely no
charge for entering and no spec
ial equipment Is needed,’’ he
said. "Registration for Punt,
Pass k Kick is open from Sept. 1
thmugh October 6th with Young
Auto Sa'es as registration head
Continued to back page
Dedicated To The Progress Os Yancey County
Littlo Loague
[Wins First Place
Pensacola Little Leagus came
out first in division in the coun
ty. The final league game was
played at Pensacola when the
team met and defeated Burns
ville Braves August 26.
Following the game the-Little
League team Father
and Son game. And game
a switch in baseball. The moth
ers were umpires and manag
,ers for the team,
i Trophies were awarded each
/ boy on the team after the game.
A pre-game party was held
Tuesday before die Saturday
game. The party for the play
ers, asb nine through twelve,
wag, .held at the Riverside Skat
ing Rink.
Adults managing the team are
H. D. Ray, Jr., Ray Burnette,
and Ralph Byrd.
Players on the champion team
were Larry McMahan, Bobby
Lee Riddle. Kevin Ray, Kim
Burnett. Glen Williams, Doyle
Byrd, Russell Wilson, Mark Rid
dle, Keith Allen, Gary Allen,
Steve Pate. Terry Pate and
Gary Riddle.
Thursday, September 7, 1967
gar Hunter, Jr., Neighborhood
Chairman; and Mrs. Jack Bif
gerstaff, Troop Organizer.
Jack Edge, Mrs. Bill Hess. Mrs.
Willard Crowder, Mrs. Garland
Wampler, Mrs. James McWhir-
Rev. Finley Leaving Burnsville
Hess Receives
William N. Hess of Burnsville,
presently the Assistant Regional
Librarian of the Avery-Mitchell-
Yancey Regional Library will
take a year’s leave of absence
to study for a Master of Librar
ianship degree at Emory Uni
versity in Atlanta. He was re
cently awarded one of 327 Fed
eral Scholarships given through,
out the United States, and one
of 10 such Scholarships awarded
by Emory University, for grad
uate study in Lihrarianship.
These scholarships, authorised
under Title H-B of the Higher
Education Act of 1065, will pay
both tuition and support of the
students and their families. Sup
port for the program nation,
wide will total $3,775,250, which
will go to 58 Library Schools to
provide for 327 scholarships at
the Master’s level.
In addition to the Federal Fel
lowship award. Mr. Hess has al
so received a Schntarshto Grant
from the State of North Carotins
Lions To Hold
By poplar demand, the Lions
Club of Burnsville will hold ano
ther watermelon slicing Sunday
afternoon at the picnic area of
Mountain Wilderness Park at
Pensacola. This will be the final
watermelon cutting of the sea
son sponsored by the Burnsville
On Labor Day a melon cutting
was sponsored by the club at the
picnic area. Rutherford County
melons were served, and every
one who participated said that
the melons were the sweetest,
best flavored melons tasted this
season. The same type melons
will be served Sunday.
On Labor Day a plane piloted
by a commercial pilot was on
the landing strip of the Park
from 1:00 o’clock through the
afternoon, taking passengers for
a ride.
At one time Monday, three
planes were on the field. And
four planes visited the field that
It has been announced that the
Asheville Flying Service will
have a plane or planes on the
field Sunday for passenger ser
The Lions Club also announced ,
that arrangements have been
made with Mr. Miller, park own
er, for families who wish to
bring food for a picnic may use
the park facilities without charge
That is except for the water-'
melon desert you may wish to %
Watermelon and plane rides
will be available from 1;00
Number One
Announcement has been made
by Rev. Woodward Finley, Pas
tor of Burnsville Presbyterian
Church, that he will be leaving
Burnsville soon for further study.
The Rev. Finley, who has
been pastor here for five years,
will further his education at
Vanderbuilt University.
During his five-year service
here, Rev. Finley has served in
many different places as a bene
fit to the area. He is now Presi
dent of the Yancey Chamber of
Commerce, a director of WAMY
and an official of Yancey United
Although he has taken a very
actiVe part in many of the nec
essary humane and civic fields
in addition to his pastorate, his
work in the Yancey Chamber of
Commerce has been outstanding
for the past two years.
Cane River
E.Y. Defeated
Cane River’s Rebels put on a
show of speed and strength in
the final quarter Friday night
to defeat Crossnore High School
The Rebel team out classed
the visiting team on the gound.
The local boys dug up 220 yards,
while the Crossnore team show
ed only 70. In the passing de
partment, the visitors completed
four out of ten passes for sixty
yards, while the Rebels made
one of four for 10 yards.
Cane River punted five times
for an average of 35 yards, with
Crossnore kicking three times
for a 23-yard average.
No score showed on the board
until the last quarter. Following
a 50-yard drive, Randy Parker
drove one yard for the first
touchdown and made the extra
point. Then Willie Jobe made a
55-vard run for the final score.
Cane River made 10 first
downs while the visitors made 7.
Cane River will meet East
Yancey Friday night at East
The Mars Hill Wildcats were
too much for the East Yancey
Panthers Friday night, when the
Mars Hill team scored four
touchdowns and three extra
points while the Panther team
scored two touchdowns with no
The score was 26-12.
In both passing and ground
play the strong Mars Hill team
proved superior to the Panthers.
On the ground Mars Hill rolled
up more than 300 yards, with
East Yancey gaining a bit more .
than 150. And in passing, the
Panthers one of four for IS yards,
while the Wildcats of Mars Hill
completed eight of 11 tries for
02 yards.
The East Yancey team’s post
ing was excellent, however.
Forced to kick five times, the
team averaged 55 yards. The
Mars Hill team was forced to
punt twice ior a35 yard average.
The East Yancey team will
meet the Cane River Rebels on
the F»«t Yancey field this Fri
day night.

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