North Carolina Newspapers

VOL. 5, NO. 37
Boosters Club Plans
Membership Drive
Members of the Mountain
Heritage Boosters Club are
hoping this year will see the
largest working membership
in the Boosters’ history. At a
meeting at Mountain Heri
tage on August 22, 1977, the
club elected officers for the
Cougars Rally, But
Too Late For Win
Mountain Heritage Cou
gars played Unicoi High
School in Erwin, Tennessee
last Friday night and were
defeated by a score of 23-18.
According to the Cougar
coaches, our team was down
20-0 at half time as a result of
careless plays and fumbles.
Coach Zullinger said the
Cougars gave the Unicoi team
these points.
During the second half,
Mountain Heritage played
more determined football—
the kind of ball their coaches
knew they could play. The
Cougars scored 18 points
Burning At
Ist Baptist
The First Baptist Church
in Burnsville will be celebra
ting a note burning ceremony
Sunday, September 11. The
attractive sanctuary and edu
cational building was dedi
cated in 1969. Rev. Harold
McDonald, pastor of First
Baptist in 1969 will be
assisting in the note burning
ceremonies. All friends and
former members are invited
to attend the ceremony which
begins at 10 a.m. Sunday,
September 11.
Burnsville Little Theatre
will meet Thursday, Septem
ber 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the
Yancey County Public Li
brary. All members should
attend as well as those
interested in the Little Thea
tre’s fall production of Agatha
Christie's “The Mousetrap.”
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Children Attend Pee Wee Olympics
Region D Council of Government’s Child Development Program sponsored the “Pee Wee
Olympics” in Boone on August 11, which Included relay races, Sprint races and tennis ball
throwing contests for 3, 4 and 5 years olds. Above are pictured the children who attended from
Patsy Miller’s and Marsha Sigmon’s Home Teacher Program. Left to right are Randy Fain,
Kimberly Fox; above-Joey Parker, Karen Thomas, Billy Fox, Norman Renfro, Lisa Elkina, Misty
Hicks and Vickie Holllfleld. “
1977-78 year as follows: Sam
Capps, President; Patrick
Hardy, Vice President; Betty
Lou Young, Secretary; Ruth
Banks and David Mclntosh,
The members at this
during this half of the game.
Darrell Griggs scored 6
points on a 5 yard plunge. The
extra point attempt failed.
Joey Austin scored on a 10
yard run. Again, the extra
point was no good. Melvin
Henson scored on a 40 yard
pass from Darrell Huskins.
Outstanding offensive line
blocking was done by Barry
McKinney. Outstanding de
fensive play was exhibited by
Rocky Styles, Ricky Styles and
Stew Forrester.
The Cougars will be
playing Brevard at East
Yancey field this Friday at
8:00 p.m. The coaches state
that Brevard is probably the
best or second best team in
Western North Carolina this
year. Mountain Heritage will
need all the support they can
get for this game. Fans are
urged to be present and cheer
the Cougars to victory.
United Fund
Public Hearing
The Yancey United Fund has scheduled its
public hearing for the 1977 campaign for Tuesday
evening, September 20, from seven to nine p.m. in
the Burnsville Town Hall.
Any charitable organization active in the County
is eligible to submit a proposal for funds. Those
organizations desiring to participate should submit
a proposal which includes at least the following
1. Amount requested from United Fund.
2. Financial statements for the preceding fiscal
3. Revenue and expenditure budget for the
coming year.
4. Status with respect to the i!orth Carolina
Solicitation of Charitable Funds Act.
If at all possible, submit your proposal in advance.
Address the Fund in care of: Staunton Norris, Town
Square, Burnsville, N.C. 28714.
meeting decided to go ahead
and borrow the necessary
money for the badly needed
athletic equipment. Coach
Kruk and Coach Ed
koff submitted lists of the
most necessary pieces of
equipment. Since our boys
will be participating against
3A schools, the coaches felt it
impossible to compete on
even terms with only 1A
equipment. All members pre
sent agreed.
In order to have money to
start with, the club will be
asking for a $5.00 member
ship fee. Various projects will
be underway this season to
pay off the loan.
The next meeting will be
held in the Mountain Heritage
cafeteria September 12 at 7:30
p.m. JV and Varsity Football
teams will be guests along
with their coaches and cheer
leaders. A special invitation is
being sent to these parents.
Since this is a membership
drive meeting, all parents of
children who will be partic
pating in any Mountain
Heritage sport are especially
urged to come. Anyone
interested in the school’s
athletic program is invited to
The Boosters urge every
one to come and take part.
Remember the meeting time:
7:30 p.m. Monday, Septem
ber 12, at MHHS.
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Theresa Colette, Iva Nell Buckner Are Coordinators
Dance Event Slated
Over 1300 Yancey County
school children can anticipate
a special event on Friday,
September 30 when they will
be treated to a lecture-dance
demonstration from the North
Carolina School of Dance. On
this day, 15 dancers will visit
classrooms at East Yancey
and Cane River Middle
Schools and Mountain Heri
tage High School for mini
lectures. Following these lec
tures, students will be bused
to Mountain Heritage to enjoy
a performance by these highly
trained professional dancers.
The North Carolina School
of Dance, one of the nation’s
highly esteemed schools of
dance, has been booked by
the Toe River Arts Council
On Medical
Cost Board
Lieutenant Governor Jim
my Green announced recently
the appointment of Senator
I.C. Crawford, attorney and
veteran legislator of Ashe
ville, to the Medical Cost
Containment Commission.
Crawford represents the 26th
Senatorial District comprised
of Buncombe, Madison, Mc-
Dowell and Yancey Counties.
The purpose of the Com
mission, which was created by
the 1V77 General Assembly, is
to find solutions to the
spiraling cost# of health care .
which are jeopardizing the
continued access to medical
services by all citizens of
North Carolina.
In announcing the ap
pointment, Green emphasized
his concern over this critical
problem facing our State. He
cited Senator Crawford’s legal
background and years of,
experience as a legislator
representing the citizens of
the mountain area and prais
ed Crawford as a valuable
addition to the Commission.
Other Senators appointed
to the Commission by the
Lieutenant Governor are Ken
neth C. Royall, Jr. of Durham,
John T. Henely of Hope Mills,
I. Beverly Lake of Raleigh,
T.Cass Ballenger of Hickory,
and Chairman Craig Lawing
of Charlotte.
since February for their
appearance in Yancey Coun
ty. Although their residency
fee of $4,000 with the Toe
River Arts Council is partially
supported by a grant from the
North Carolina Arts Council
and the National Endowment
for the Arts in Washington,
D.C., a federal agency, the
cost for their lecture-dance
demonstration for the Yancey
May land Tech Gets Funds
For Training Program
Dr. O.M. Blake, Jr.,
President of Mayland Techni
cal Institute, announced today
plans for a full-scale drive to
locate and recruit 86 eligible
tri-county residents for Insti
tute programs conducted thru
the Comprehensive Employ
ment Training Act (CETA).
The Institute was recently
awarded a contract for the
expenditure of $164,145 in
CETA funds to provide
training in area skill shortage
occupations to people eligible
under the program. In order
to be eligible, a person must
be unemployed, a resident of
Mitchell, Avery or Yancey
Counties, classified as low
skilled, and have an income
that is significantly affected
as a result of being low
The training provided with
the funds is intended to
upgrade the skills of the
participants to at least a
minimum level so that they
can qualify for higher paying
jobs. Training support ser
vices will include job counsel
ing and placement.
Dr. Blake stated that "the
staff will make a
concentrated effort to locate
eligible persons not now
attending Mayland Tech in a
curriculum program and offer
them an opportunity to attend
under the CETA Program. ’ ’
A key target group will be
women who are considered
heads of their households
while other target groups will
include adult high school
dropouts, veterans, and han
dicapped persons. Eligible
persons selected for the
program would receive mini
mum niao#> navments for
students is being covered by
the Toe River Arts Council in
order for these students to
enjoy the dancers’ perfor
mance at no charge.
Theresa Coletta, Special
Projects Chairman for the Toe
River Arts Council, and Iva
Nell Buckner for the Yancey
County Board of Education,
have coordinated the partici
attending class in addition to
traveling expenses.
Emphasizing the main
thrust of the program, Dr.
Blake indicated that a real
effort would be made to
recruit persons who would
never have thought of upgra
ding their skills through
Mayland Tech, or who other
wise may never have been
afforded the opportunity to do
so. Institute staff are in the
process of working with the
Employment Security Com
mission and other state and
county agencies such as social
services, health departments
and Vocational Rehabilitation
in locating prospective
Training areas offered
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pation of the Yancey public
schools in this T.R.A.C.
special event.
A performance for the
public by the North Carolina
School of Dance is scheduled
on October 1, 8:00 p.m., at
Mountain Heritage High
School. Advance tickets
($3.50) may be ordered from
T.R.A.C., 408 Altapass Road,
Spruce Pine, N.C. 28777.
under the program will
include typing, childcare,
carpentry, bricklaying, and
business management among
All program training and
counseling will be conducted
on the Mayland Technical
Institute campus. All trainees
will be assisted in locating
employment upon completing
their training.
Persons interested in ap
plying for the programs may
do so from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30
p.m., Monday-Friday through
September 16 at the Insti
tute’s Main Campus Building.
Those persons determined as
eligible will begin training on
September 28.
An accident on Saturday,
September 3, at 12:30 a.m.
occurred off the Little Creek
Road miles north of
Shannon Bradford, 30, of
Franklin was driving a 1968
VW south and ran off the left
side of the road and overturn
ed numerous times down a
150 ft. deep embankment into
Cane River.
There was one passenger,
Farron Collins, 22, of Marion,
N.C. Both were taken to
Yancey Hospital.
Damage was estimated at
SI2OO. Trooper A.T. Morrison
A two-car accident on
Saturday, September 3 at
11:40 a.m. occurred on N)t
197 5 miles north of Burns
James Barnett, 21, df
Travelers Rest, S.C. was
driving a 1977 Ford north and
over a crest of a hill and
around a right hand curve,
crossed the center line ap
proximately 6 inches and
struck Billy Cochran, 43, of
Elizabethan, Tenn. driving a *
1968 Rambler.
Damage was estimated at
$350 to the Ford and S3OO to
the Rambler. Barnett was
charged with left of center.
Trooper A.T. Morrison
A one car accident on
Sunday, September 4 at 10:00
a.m. occurred on Hall’s
Chapel Rd.
Nina Carroll, 19, of Char
lotte, N.C. was driving a 1977
Toyota south and ran off the
right side of the road and
overturned down a 10 ft.
There were three passen
gers and no injuries. Damage
was estimated at S9OO.
Trooper A.T. Morrison inves
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