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Burnsville’s Own Huck Finn
Mac Buchanan from Haven Heights Nursing Home gets to the banks of the Cane River
whenever he can get transportation. He likes to take home a mess of fish but hasn’t had much luck
lately. This descriptive photo, which captures the dedicated fisherman in his glorious solitude, is
one taken by Brian Westveer who is teaching another Mayland Tech photography coarse
beginning this Thursday, July 21, at the Yancey Learning Center.
Chamber Needs Volunteers
To Work At Crafts Fair
The Yancey County Cham
ber of Commerce is in the
process of recruiting volun
teers to work in the 21st
annual Mt. Mitchell Crafts
Fair to be held on the Square
August 5 and 6.
In order to carry out an
event of tnis size, it is
necessary to have the assis
tance of about 200 men,
women and children from the
community at large. Those
volunteering to help with the
Fair can expect a good deal of
hard work, a comparable
amount of fun and a genuine
sense of accomplishment
when the weekend is over.
Some of the jobs to be
filled will be working in the
concession stand a greater
part of both days. One of the
more pleasant and rewarding
duties is occupying the
Chamber of Commerce booth
offering information and as
sistance to guests. Perhaps
the hottest and hardest work
involves the barbecuing of
chicken on Saturday. Tradi
tionally this task has been
done by a small group who
truly enjoy their work. Barbe
cuing is a skill that others
would do well to learn. The
ladies who serve the dinner
are some of the best ambassa
dors the community has to
Some may wondef why a
small community would at
tempt to carry out a venture of
this size. One of the simpler
reasons is that it has been
going on for twenty years and
those who have annually
enjoyed the festivities would
suffer from its absence. But
beyond the tradition, there is
the need on the part of the
community itself to display
some of the genuine hospita
lity that is lost in mechanized
society. These are people who
feel that their way of life is
different, perhaps better and
it should be demonstrated to
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those who choose to see.
Anyone who would like to
participate in the festivities
and has a couple of hours free
on August 5 or 6, please
contact Jerry Newton in the
Chamber of Commerce office
or call 682-7413.
School Buses Are
Ready To Roll!
* Edgar Hunter, Superin
tendent of Yancey County
Schools reports that the
school system has received six
new school buses that will be
put into operation when
school begins next month.
These are replacement buses
furnished by the state and
each is equipped with power
brakes, power steering and
automatic transmissions. The
buses are also equipped with
a dual braking system.
General Assembly-
Rewrites Statutes
The 1977 session of the
North Carolina General As
sembly has rewritten and/or
amended statutes that affect
the registration of motor
vehicles. Some of these are:
1) An increase in driver
education fees for motor
vehicle license plates from
$2.00 to $3.00. This means
that plates on all licensed
vehicles that heretofore were
sls will now cost sl6;
2) Anyone having a
permanent license plate will
now be allowed to transfer
these plates from one vehicle
to another of the same
classification upon payment of
a $2.00 transfer fee rather
Gets Grant
From ARC
An Appalachian Regional
J Commission grant in the
* amount of $137,795 has been
awarded the Mountain Area
Health Education Foundation,
Inc. in Asheville, according to
Congressman Lamar Gudger.
It is the second year of
funding of a family practice
residency and family nurse
practitioner program.
The programs have as
their purpose the amelioration
of the critical shortage of
primary health manpower in
Appalachia North Carolina.
; The project will serve the
people of a 16-county area-
Avery, Buncombe, Cherokee,
Clay, Graham, Haywood,
Henderson, Jackson, Mc-
Dowell, Macon, Madison,
Mitchell, Polk, Swain, Tran
sylvania, and Yancey Coun
ties, North Carolina.
Total cost of the project is
$898,815. The State will fund
$611,020, and local sources
will provide $150,000.
There will be a Fish and
Chicken Dinner on Saturday,
July 23, beginning at 1 o’clock
till 7 o'clock at Griffith Chapel
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Three new buses have also
been ordered by the county to
replace buses that were
"borrowed” from the state
last year. When these arrive
Yancey County may be the
first school unit in the state to
have an entire fleet of buses
with dual braking systems
and no buses (except spares)
that are more than ten years
old since the entire fleet will
be made up of models ranging
from 1968 to 1977.
tkan having to buy new
3) Vehicles 35 years old or
dder will have their classi
tcation changed from ‘Horse
less Carriage’ to ‘Antique
|uto’ for an annual fee of
®.OO. Vehicles 50 years old
ad older will be designated
* Horseless Carriages and
Will be issued a permanent
license plate for a fee of $18;
|Uj 4) Special license plates
jean now be issued to
members of fire departments
or rescue squads upon pay
ment of an additional $lO. The
license plate will identify the
member with the words
‘Fireman’ or ‘Rescue Squad'
ot ‘Fireman-Rescue Squad.’
Applications may be obtained
tl rough the local branch
ol Ices or the Division of
M otor Vehicles in Raleigh and
mist be completed and
re:urned to the Division of
Motor Vehicles on or before
O tober Ist of each year;
5) Ex-prisoners of war are
n< longer required to have
ben a resident of North
C irolina during the period in
w rich they became a prisoner
tc qualify for a POW license
p ite. These plates may be
obtained from the Division of
Motor Vehicles in Raleigh for
tl|e regular registration fee of
6) Provisions have been
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Fillingame’s The Name
Who arc the Flllingames? They are Joanna and Riley, two
musical performer* who have been providing entertainment at
The Chalet, Little Switzerland, daring the past month. Hie
Fill Ingames-she plays an electric piano and recorder; he
plays a guitar-produce “easy listening” musk comprised of
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Photo by Joe Moody
Members Os Cactus Flower Cast Perform
Parkway Presents
Cactus Flower
A spicy, sophisticated
comedy is second in Parkway
Playhouse’s theatre-fare.
for four nights only, Wednes
day through Saturday, July
20-23 and is directed by Dr.
Jack Brooking of Decatur,
Dr. Brooking follows Lou
Criscuolo from THE EDGE
OF NIGHT as director at
Burnsville's summer stock
operation. Brooking, an out
standing man of the theatre,
has acted and directed in
many parts of the world. He
has performed for the Inter
national Theatre Institute in
Bucharest, Rumania with a
seven-member improvisation
team and directed a Spanish
production of LOOK HOME
WARD ANGEL in Guatemala
City. He is associated with
Agnes-Scott College and re
cently performed the role of
SHREW. As a person ‘‘with
diverse interests,” he finds
directing more challengkg
than performing. Aside from
theatre, Brooking is a painter
and weaver of “ojos.”
“We’re trying for a zany
feeling of New York and ‘The
Big Apple’ in this play. The
script is also rich in character
study-it’s going to be a
challenging and fun show.
associated with the movie
starring Goldie Hawn, is the
story of a romantic quad
rangle among a middle-aged
dentist in pursuit of a pretty
coed whc is pursued by her
handsome author-neighbor,
Igor. The devoted secretary,
Stephanie, who blooms within
the action of the play as does
the flower of the title-plant,
completes the formula for
confusion and laughter.
Judith Sapp and Paul
Yuell, professional actors
from Greensboro, North Caro
lina occupy leading roles,
supported by Pat McLean and
Robert Pritchard from Park-
everything from folk to the top 40. Some of the favorites of the
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way’s anting company,
Performances are Wed
nesday through Saturday,
July 20-23 in Burnsville, S.t.
Reservations may be made by
calling 704-682-6151.
An accident on Monday,
July 18 at 7 o’clock a.m.
occurred on Jacks Creek Road
9‘/j miles out of Burnsville.
Edward Peterson, 28, of
Green Mountain was driving a
1971 Oldsmobile south on
Jacks Creek Rd. Driver
smelled smoke and noticed
smoke coming from under
dashboard. He stopped, got
his family out and went to caH
the Fire Department. The
vehicle completely burned
before the Fire Dept, arrived.
There were no injuries.
Damage was estimated at
$2,000. Trooper W.J. Stall
ings investigated.

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