mmn» vh ii«pv ifkiimiHi f ¥*EL W jpft Ixp%|fc W jQUKMffIL ■ H■ Hi mmv IKH R 9 wWVuHWa^IB ■ " ■ VOL. 5, NO. 29 ‘f ; joM^w >^o Jnj ’■>«■. #TM **mm v * f*P~ '■ •> 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 offer. 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 m W.W W *JSRBr d g.'S y IP *«i \ /1 |9 #*iiißr J 19 1 imuSMl fc I A n f(r " v wkmL i ji^§ if Jr . - .; L/K;, I*- "• I** i sf*j/k ' npw ..' *% f <r j C u: " ,r ' ’’arbecue Is Fair Highlight i , J '. ; ‘ BURNSVILLE, N.C. 28714 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 Foundation 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. Notice There will be a Fish and Chicken Dinner on Saturday, July 23, beginning at 1 o’clock till 7 o'clock at Griffith Chapel Church. Slltt lafjgsgjl Wulo Ucttf Cdurry %T<*£ U- bl o 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 fates; 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 sl6; 6) Provisions have been ICont’d on page 4] i 9 . alii 4ji* ■ - l^asa ■j^V 1 9H •?. v, ~'" IVjP** - lJ ||§|B& ijMr' s gw i I ® ; J| . ffPitagl *j& ll|l|i ' - v,, fc ' 11 JkTL w- JJBb 1 J| • I mOH ma >t* ' §£ I c M* K.* -■_ }V «( Wb ,V WHk B • - L JF igkx > Jfefla B3SS*. BB I *r mB- §l ■. aJKXHHift hL.. • I JBipßi ; HUHHIIIf * •8? -OS 5 7 9 r SKf ■** * il W fl/ Si- •/*? l! J 9 •J| ■p »I A7 '-fc M m \mwf m, B ' •M!r#%%9r JiJmu 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 THURSDAY, JULY 21, 1977 . . ill ~. .i'MPOWRBRK;' m dm < lif ./■ Wk*i wm m v / KMM ■ll v'? i ofiu rJ"? ,T rmr Mi USa* : i , JKmßm jMfc - , I t ffl -’-s% j|gg||gg 1,. I J &J 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. CACTUS FLOWER will run for four nights only, Wednes day through Saturday, July 20-23 and is directed by Dr. Jack Brooking of Decatur, Georgia. 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 Gromio in TAMING OF THE 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. CACTUS FLOWER, often 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 through ‘S^ i ' .••. • •mESmBiLi I : "-;'n,- •:■■■■ r* ? I 15 c 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. Accident Report 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.