■ HUM I r I ' I I MEN'S CLUB SUPPORTS SCOUTS—The Burnsville Men's Club, which has long sponsored Boy Scout activity in Yancey County, gave tangible evidence of its support last Monday night Dr. Garland Wampler, on behalf of the Club presented a check for SIOO to Scout Leader John McLain to help send two lkcal boys to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. The boys will leave by bus on June 24 for a three week trip. Enroute they will visit New Orleans, points across the border in Mexico, and Carlsbad Caverns. While at the Scout Ranch which covers a vast area in northeastern New Mexico, they will spend 10 days on a hike covering about eighty miles of wild mountain terrain. Bluegrass Festival Planned For June; Proceeds To Aid Pensacola Fire Dept. A meeting was held Feb - ruary 15, 1972 and plans ■were discussed and made for a Second Annual Bluegrass Fes tival, to raise money for the Pensacola Volunteer Fire De partment. This second festi val grew out of a successful event held last May, which was the first fund raising pro ject of the organization. History of the Volunteer Fire Department began when on May 3, 1971, a group of Pensacola citizens met at Mountain Wilderness to organ ize a fire department to serve the Pensacola area. This group chartered the organiza tion and officers were elected as follows: President, Jerry Wilson; Vice Presidents Ron ald Eubanks and Frank Hens ley; Secretary-Treasurer, Jeannie Eubanks. The seven member Board of Directors included Byrl Ballew, Walter Riddle, Ray Miller, Kenneth McMahan, Isaac Williams, Ben Wilson, and Wayne Ray. Three aldermen were elected as follows: Billy Brook: Wil son, Sammy D, Riddle, and Mrs. Grace Grass muck. Attorney G. D. Bailey drew up the Charter and it was filed at the State Capitol on July 23, 1971. In order to stimulate inter est, enthusiasm and at the same time build a foundation for this plan, a Bluegrass Fes - tival was planned and held on May 28 and 29, 1971. It fea tured Jim and Jesse and The Virginia Boys from the Grand Ole Opry. An amateur Blue grass Band contest was held on Friday evening, May 28. First place winners were the Motor City Bluegrass Boys from Detroit, Michigan. Second place winners were Ralph Lew is and The Piney Mountain Boys of Asheville. Jenny Vance and The Linvilie River Boys from Crossnore were the third place winners. The next day Jim and Jessee per- East Yancey Beats Tryon By Rick Huskins Friday the East Yancey J.V.s won over Tryon 66-50 to clinch the Blue Ridge Tournament Championship. High scorers for the Pan thers were Hughes with 23, Honeycutt 19 and R. Bigger staff, 13. High scorers for Tryon were Mize with 17 and Carter with 15. Honeycutt, Hughes, and R. Biggerstaff received all conference player awards far East Yancey. Mize, Payne and Jackson received all con ference for Tryon. East Yancey JV* have a record of 10-4 on the season. formed along with the winners of the band contest, and then an "ole timey" square dance was enjoyed by all. Although it was very cold and rainythat weekend, the festival was a huge success. Other fund raising projects conceived for the fire depart ment included a fund raising square dqnce planned by the youth of the community. It featured "The Leaders" and was held at Mountain Wilder ness. July 31 and Augist 21,1971 two Spaghetti Suppers were held in the Pensacola School cafeteria to raise more funds sot thfe fife department. On October 2, 1971 a raf fle was held at a Browning Au tomatic Rifle was won by Mr. Boyd Banks of Burnsville. The Pensacola Community has worked very hard and put in many long hours to get a volunteer fire department star French Broad: No Hike ; On February 17, 1972,the North Carolina Utilities Com mission has granted Carolina Power G Light Company a 14. 38% hike in their electri cal rates which includes con tinuation of the 5.6% interim increase the company has been charging since June. This rate increase will cost the average CP & L consumer an additional $3.00 a month. The rate increase of 14. 38% which was granted by the North Carolina Utilities Com mission to CP G L will not affect the member consumers of French Broad EMC. At the present time the rates of French Broad EMC are less than those of CP & L Company's. French Broad All-Star Game By Robert Howard Friday hight, March 3,the East Yancey All-Stars will put their undefeated record on the line when they tackle the Over-The-Hill-Gang. The East Yancey All Stars consist of Kenny Deyton, Ron nie Fox, Ernie Howard, Boyd Howell, Coach Dean Hicks, Jeff Linton, Gene Metcalf, Jim Norris and Randy Thomas. The admission is sl.oofor adults and $. 50 far children and under 8 free. Game time is 7:30 p. m. in the East Yancey Gym, Blood Mobile The Blood mobile will be at the Armory in Burnsville on Wednesday, March 8, from 100 to 6:00 p. m. The quota for this visit is 100 pints. ted. Along with the fund raising projects they have re ceived several donations but it takes a considerable amount of money to get needed faci - lities. The community is very determined to get these facilities. The Second Annual Blue grass Festival will be planned further and more information can be found in later issues of The Yancey Record or over WKYK radio. At present,the festival is to be held at Moun tain Wilderness Park, donated for this purpose again this year by Ray Miller,on June 23 and 24, 1972, Due to so many requests, Jim and Jesse and The Virginia Boys will be the featured guest stars again this year. Watch for further details of this second big fund-raisirg festival—sure to be a great success again this year. EMC has only had one rate increase in the 31 year his tory of the Cooperative vhich became effective June of 1971, however, the Coopera tive has had three rate reduc tions that have saved the member sonsumers of French Broad EMC hundreds of thou sands of dollars annually. These rate reductions took ef fect in 1946, 1957 and 1966. The management of Frinch Broad EMC regrets to inform the members that the elec trical bills will be late due to difficulties in changing over from the out-dated and badly worn billing equipment to new and modem computer billing procedures. Penalties will not be charged to the consumers on this January and February billing. We regret that the February bills will be three to four weeks late, D. M. Robinson, Gen eral Manager said. Bee log 4-H The Bee Log 4-H C lub held its monthly meeting on February 7th. During this meeting the 4-H summer camp was discussed. It will be held the first weekof July. A Valentine party was also planned and held Feb. 11. The members decided to sell "Auto Handy Brushes" to raise money for the club. Following the meeting, Miss Wanda Edwards, Public Health Nurse, talked to the group about First Aid. Every one enjoyed her visit. The next monthly maeting will be the 2nd Monday in March. Mr. Advertiser: Your Ad Reaches Over 20,000 Readers Each Week V 01.36, N 0.9 MAY Tech Courses Ok’d The State Board of Educa tion in regular session in Ra leigh on Thursday, February 3, approved the offering of the following curricula by Mayland Technical Institute: Automotive Mechanics Business Administration Secretarial Science Mayland Technical Institute is now ready to accept appli cations for the above courses for this fall. Application forms may be obtained from Mayland Technical Institute or from high school corn*las. The above curricula were selected after a survey of the interest of all high school stu dents of Mitchell, Yancey and Avery Counties. 1717 responses to this survey indi cated a strong interest in these fields. Advisory com mittees made up of local people engaged in these fields are-assisting in contin- ... uous planning and evaluation of courses. Automotive Mechanics is a one-year diploma course designed to develop the basic knowledge and skills ncces - sary for inspecting, diagnos ing, repairing, and adjustirg components of Automotive vehicles. Manual skills are developed in practical shop work, and understanding of the operating principles in volved in the modem auto mobile comes in class assigi ment, discussion and shop practice. Increasing complexity ani changes in automotive vehi cles, brought about bysefenoe and engineering, make it imperative that students have opportunities to adapt to new techniques in servicing ve - hides. Graduates of the curricu lum diagnose engine trouble, maintain and repair mechan ical, electrical, and otheT component parts of passenger cars, trucks, and buses. Many specialize in particular types of repair work such as trans mission after they have ob tained an all-round know - ledge of automotive servic - mg and repair. Business Administration is a two-year degree program designed to prepare the stu dent for employe ment in one of many occupations aommen to business. The training is aimed at preparing the stu dent in many phases of ad ministrative work mcountered in the average business. Secretarial Science is de signed to offer students the necessary skills in typing, taking dictation, transcrib - ing, filing, and other skills essential for stenographic or secretarial work. The curri culum is so arranged that a student may, during the fin al quarter, take options as to specialized areas in the secretarial field such as me dical, legal, or executive terminology and vocabulary. The graduate rpay thus enter a secretarial position in a variety of offices, business, physicians, or other medical offices, law offices, etc. TWIRLERS WIN STATE COMPETITION—The Metrolina Twirling Festival, a state wide competition, was held Saturday, Feb. 19 at Belmont Abby College, Belmont, N.C. The Flashettes, a twirling group made up of girls from Ashville, Spruce Pine, and Burnsville, placed Ist in Parade Corp in the juvenile division and are now eligible to attend the Drum Majorettes of America nationals which will be held in Ashville. Four girls from Burnsville entered an individual event - Special Beginners Best Appearing Event - in which they modeled in their twirling costumes. In the division for ages 6—B, Cynthia Whitson placed 4th, and Tonya Allen placed 3rd. In the division for ages 9-10, Sonya Riddle placed 4th, and Gina Ferguson won 2nd place. Posing in their costumes 1. to r. are Tina Banks, Gina Ferguson, Tonya Allen, Sonya Riddle, and Cynthia Whitson. Two other Burnsville members of the Flashettes are Kim Slagle and Sherri Phillips. 4-H County Council Met By Carol J. Pyle Extension Agent The 4-H Comity Council met Thursday night, February 24th at the Courthouse. All the 4-H Clubs in Yancey Coxrnty were represented. The main order of business was the election of County Council officers: President, Mike Hop son, Brush Creek Club; Vice President, Kay Honeycutt, Clearmont Club; Secretary treasurer, Janet Treadway, Bee log Chib; Reporter, R. Laws, Clover Club. A list of club resource persons, educational programs and calendar of events were given to the club leaders and presidents. An addition to the resource list this year is an op portunity for tours to various industries and businesses in the county. Upcoming dates and events were discussed. The Council voted to meet on the fourth Thursday evening of every school year month with a monthly program. A County-wide Clean -Up Campaign in cooperation with the Community Development Chibs was disetssed as a project for March through May. Dis cussions on possibilities for 4-H softball teams during the summer followed. Cancrrte plans will be made at the next 4-H County Council meeting March 23rd. Notice The Yancey Comity Board of Education will meet Fri day night, March 3rd, at 7:30 p. m. I THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 1972 J Girl Scout Cookies Arrive- | j Home Delivery In Progress J i Monday, February 28th, Girl Scout Cookies were un loaded at the First Baptist Church, Burnsville under the supervision of Mrs. Garrett D, Bailey, Neighborhood Cookie Coordinator; Mrs. John Mc- Lain, Chairman for the Junior Troop; Mis. Helen Ferguson, Chairman for the Brownie Troop and Mrs. Charles B. Gillespie Jr., Leader of the Cadette Troop. They helped to sort and count cookies for distribution to the troops. Girls began taking orders for cookies January 28th. They will be delivering cookies March Ist through 18th and , r ' Bfi 'BMB^l^^llflfllJMlt' l ! iuttiaiffl!M ,|||,| '‘ il|i ffmcrp l i 11 1 1'n urnwii—■—' 1 laßagfi. ll _ - ■•" 3®- ' Girl Scout Leaders Supervise Delivery Os Hundreds Os Boxes Os GS Cookies * f * peisons wishing to order addi tional cookies may call 682- 2323, Mrs. Garrett Bailey, or one of the Troop Chairmai. The senior girls in Troop #66 will be selling on Saturday and after school from booths in various places of business in town. Profit from the purchase of cookies will helpß,ooo girls in Western North Carolina be nefit from Girl Scouting ac tivities. Local troops earn five cents on each box they sell. The profit which F*isgah Council makes provides Day Camping, Resident Camping, and Troop Camp equipment :io e for all events such as Scam per, Roundaree and other troop and council-wide events. Burnsville has four active troops: Brownie Troop #B6, Leaders: Ms. Gene Woody and Ms. Donald Styles; Jun ior Troop #BB, Leaders: Mrs. Carlyle Bledsoe and Ms. Bill Hess; Cadette Troop #65, Leaders: Ms. Charles Gilles pie Jr. and Mrs. Forest McCall; Senior Troop #66, Advisors: Miss Sandra Fox and Mrs. Mar garet R. Young. Special thanks during thfc annual project goes to Troop Chairmen, Mjg. H. T. Fergus on, Mrs. John McLain and Mrs. Frank Horton.