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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,
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
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
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
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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
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 -
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.
The Yancey Comity Board
of Education will meet Fri
day night, March 3rd, at
7:30 p. m.
J Girl Scout Cookies Arrive- |
j Home Delivery In Progress J
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
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Girl Scout Leaders Supervise Delivery Os Hundreds Os Boxes Os GS Cookies
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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.

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