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Photo by June Glenn Jr.
R. R. Simmons And G. D. Bailey
tuber Dinner
New Industry Coming; Awards Given
Yancey County is going to
get a new industry -a 50,000-
square-foot plant in the Bow
ditch community near Mica
Announcement was made
Thursday night at the annual
dinner meeting of the Yancey
County Chamber of Commerce
at East Yancey High School.
Scholarships And Sportsmanship Awards Presented
The Yancey County Cham
ber of Commerce Annual Din -
ner Meeting, held last Thursday
night, was a huge success in
terms of attendance and en
thusiastic interest in business
at hand. The many tables pro
vided with place settings for
the dinner, proved to be in -
adequate for the crowd who
turned out for the event, and
additional places were set to
accommodate the overflow.
Following an excellent din
ner, and dessert of straw b e rry
shortcake, G. D. Bailey, presi
dent of the Yancey County
Chamber of Commerce, began
the meeting by recogn izi n g
many guests from out of town
and newcomers who were pre
One of the highlights of the
evening was the awarding of
two scholarships by the 'Vkncey
County Chamber of Commerce
Youth Task Force. Claude
Vess presented the S2OO scho
The company is Hickory
Springs Manufacturing Co. Inc,
a 26-year-old firm with major
manufacturing complexes in
Hickory and Fort Smith, Ark,
and nine full-service ware -
houses in the Southeast and
R.R. Simmons, vice presi
dent of manufacturing, said
laiships to Teresa Peterson
and Gary Lee Shuford.
Teresa Kathleen Peter
a straight "A" student atCane
River High School, plans to
attend Warren Wilson College
in Swannanoa. She is the
daughter of Mrs. Lester Peter
son and the late Mr. Peterson.
1,400 Children Vaccinated
The Yancey County Health
Department is pleased to an
nounce that some 1400 child
ren in the ages of one through
eleven years of age were givoi
the German measles (Rubella)
vaccine on Monday, May 4th
at the various schools through
out the county. For tho s e
children who have not receiwl
the vaccine, it will be avail
able any Monday morning at
the Health Center in Burnsville.
In carrying out a massive
campaign such as this, it tales
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High School Students Receive Sportsmanship Awards y * c ”” ,r
Thursday night: "The major
objective of the Micavile plant
will be to manufacture mat
tress units for the bedding in
dustry. The plant will have
an initial requirement of 60
Simmons said construction
of the fire-{woof plant should
begin later this month, with an
Shuford, who plans to ma
jor in Business Administratin
at Western Carolina Universi
ty, is the son of Mr. and Mb.
Fred Shuford of White Oak R 4
He is a senior at East Yancey
High School.
The scholarship fund is
made possible by the annua 1
much cooperation and volun —■
teer hours. Those to whom we
express our appreciation are:
Diane Dacnlet and Barb Arrell,
VISTA Volunteers, Mrs. Gar -
land Wampler, Mrs. Alan Mc-
Kinney, Mrs. Landrum Wilson
Mrs. Charlie Hensley, the
Jaycees, the Jaycettes, Burns
ville PTA, W.A.M.Y. per
sonnel, and (hose who so
generously helped finance the
publicity in The Yancey Re -
expected completion date in
December. He said the plant
would be free of pollution.
He said Charles Randolph
and Loy McCurry, both from
Yancey County, will be mat
tress department supervisors of
the Micaville plant. Charles,
his wife Melba, and their two
children are living in Bums -
Yancey Youth Jamboree, held
in August under sponsorship of
the Chamber of Commerce.
Sportsmanship Awards were
presented by the Chamber
of Commerce to two deserv -
ing students from each high
school. Recipients of the
Sportsmanship Award for Cane
River High School were Ra
mona Ray, daughter of Mr.and
Mrs. Wilson Ray and Ronnie
Randolph, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Wilkie Randolph. From East
Yancey High School, the win
ners were Pam Styles, daugh -
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Jess Styles
and Kenneth Hughes, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Max Hughes.
Also on the agenda last
Thursday evening: five new
Chamber of Commerce direc
tors were elected for a three
year term. The new directors
are J. F. Robinson,Olen Shep
herd, Ray Vance Miller, Ro
bert K. Helmle and Charles
B. Gillespie, Jr. „* *
ville. After studying'Mech -
anical Engineering for two
years at Le Toumeau College
and Liberal Arts for anoth e r
year at Milligan College, he
has completed many supervi -
sory development courses dur
ing the past three years. Charles
has been a department super
visor for the past four years at
Collins and Aikman.
Loy McCurry, his wife Lou
ise, and their two children
are also living in Burnsville.
After spending two years in
the Navy, and completing one
year of study at the University
of North Carolina, Loy has
about thirteen years of managp
ment experience with Bums -
ville Mill and Penland Hard -
wood Company.
The plant will open a
training center for employees
at the Young Auto Sales Build
ing on Main Streep Burnsville,
in August or September, Sim
mons said.
Simmons listed five reasens
for selecting the Mica v i lle-
Bumsville-Spruce Pine area:
"Available employes, avail
able land, available railroad,
good industrial climate and
very cooperative community"
Another Hickory Springs of
ficial attending the Chamber
of Commerce meeting was C.
N. Mason, general manager,
metal division.
Chamber of Commerce
president G. D. Bailey presi
ded at the meeting, whichwas
attended by 150 persons.

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