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District Attorney Rex Gore Graduates
From Executive Program
Rex Gore, district attorney for
den and Colum
bus counties, gra
duated from the
Program of the
of District Attor
neys. He recently
attended the 19th
annual session of gorf.
the course at the University of Hous
Participants discussed ways to
improve the effectiveness of their
office in prosecuting criminals and
studied office administration and
management, ethics, constitutional
law and the prosecutor's discretion
in charging crimes.
Participates In Exercise
U.S. Navy Lt. Eric H. Piucngcr
recently participated in the 50th an
niversary of the Baltic of Coral Sea
celebration while visiting Sydney,
He is in the Persian Gulf aboard
the aircraft carrier USS Independ
ence, homcportcd in Yokosuka, Ja
pan, and is midway through a six
month deployment. This is the sec
ond time the carrier has operated in
the Gulf sincc Iraq invaded Kuwait.
During Operation Desert Storm the
warship was the first carrier to enter
the Persian Gulf in 17 years.
Pittenger is the son of Patricia A.
and Paul N. Pittenger Jr. of South
port and a 1982 graduate of St.
Mary's College, St. Mary's City,
Three local members of E Com
pany, North Carolina National
Guard received Army Achievement
Medals for their performance this
past year, while a similar numlier of
enlisted men distinquished them
selves in a leadership simulation.
Both recognitions took place at
the close of two weeks of annual
training held in May at Fort Bragg.
Achievement awards were pre
sented to Spcs. Douglas Haste of
Seaside and Ickle Stanley and
Saniuel Mil, bolh of the Shallotte
On the last full day of training
lower-ranking enlisted men assumed
company leadership positions, se
lected on the basis
of their TOW
"Top Guns" acted
as chief officers,
Long of Seaside.
Day" leaders in- LONG
eluded Spc. Haste and Spc. William
Scott Jones of Ash was promoted
to the rank of private first class.
As part of its training Company E
practiced battle skills and fired 16
TOW (tube launched optic wire
guided) missiles with 13 recorded
hits and two faulty missiles fired at
targets 2,000 meters down range.
John Belt, company public rela
tions officer, said E Company re
ceived a very strong report card
from its active duty regular U.S.
Al Millikcn of Shallotte is com
mander of E Company, 1st Battalion
Readers Will Travel Around The World In Books
Youngsters who enroll in Sum
mer Reading Club at the Brunswick
County Library's three branches will
explore "The Whole World In A
Book," but not from their fathers'
Children's librarian Susan Phil
lips has planned a variety of activi
ties for the weekly meetings of the
club, which begin July 7 and contin
ue for five weeks through Aug. 7.
However, she said in a recent in
terview, the theme is only the focus
of the club meetings, not of what the
children read on their own time.
Sessions will be held at the West
branch in Shallotte on Tuesdays, at
Southport on Wednesdays and at
Leland on Fridays. Sessions for
preschoolers will begin at 10 a.m. at
Shallotte and Southport and 10:30
a.m. at Leland. Youngsters ages 6
through 13 begin at 1:30 p.m..
Depending on participation, groups
may be further separated into ages
6-9 and 10-13, which arc the same
divisions used for the club's awards
Students will "visit" South Amer
ica, Europe, the Middle East, the
Orient, Australia and then Native
Americans in the United Suites.
Activities include a story about
each country, plus either a craft,
game or song. Youngsters will be
busy. They get to decorate T-shirts,
taste dates, make a mosiac, make a
Learn To Renew
A series of classes on refurbishing
furniture will be sponsored this sum
mer by the Brunswick County Co
operative Extension Service.
Classes will be offered on splint
chair scats on June 23; chair caning,
July 22-23; and basic refinishing,
July 13, 17 and 21.
A deposit of S5 is required for
registration, with the balance of fees
A creative mask workshop from
youngsters ages 7 to 12 will be held
July 25 in the South Brunswick
High School mutli-purpose room by
Brunswick County's Parks and
Participants, who are asked to
bring a bag lunch and something to
drink, will work from 9 a.m. to 1
p.m., using handmade masks, with a
performance at 1 p.m. for family
members and friends.
There is a S3 participation fee and
pre-registration is required. For
more information, call Emma
McGraw at 1-800-222-4790 or 253
bracelet, do lake home worksheets,
see a shadow puppet play, act out a
story, and at some locations, visit
with possibly a special guest or two.
Youngsters will also get to an
swer questions about the stories they
read on their own.
Reading on their own is the sec
ond component of the summer pro
gram and youngsters receive incen
tives and awards based on their
"What they read is their choice
-anything in the library," she said,
with all youngsters encouraged to
read material at their level of com
prehension. "We've got lots of new
books in that are being shelved now."
"We're trying to get the children
in here who don't think they like to
read, so we offer incentives," said
These include small tokens from a
Treasure Chest when a child com
pletes his or her first 10 books, and
then again after every additional 15
books. For older students, the library
uses pages read, instead of the num
ber of Every child is issued a read
ing log and a passport. In the log,
they record the books they read. The
passport gets stamped for each
country "visited" by those attending
Summer Reading Club.
Youngsters who are not able to
attend Summer Reading Club ses
sions may still participate in the
for supplies due one week prior to
hems to be refinished must be
small and easily transportable. Parti
cipants may bring their own furni
ture or order a kit to learn the tech
For more information, contact
Mary L. Russ, home economics ex
tension agent, at 253-4425.
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reading incentive program, Mrs.
Phillips said, and are eligible for all
Trophies will be awarded to the
top three readers in each age group,
with preschoolers' parents logging
the number of books read aloud.
The 27 trophies arc being provid
ed by Friends of the Library groups
in Shallottc and Southport, and indi
vidual patrons at the Lcland library.
All participants receive certifi
cates and other incentives, including
a discounted admission ticket to a
major theme park.
Day Camp Features
Two creative dramatic workshops
will be offered this summer by the
Brunswick County Parks and
Recreation Department. Open to
youths ages 10 to 18, one will be
held July 20-23 in the West
Brunswick High School multi-pur
posc room, and on July 27-30 in the
multi-purpose room at South Bruns
wick High School.
Taught by Steve Myou, the
camps will be scheduled from 9 a.m.
to noon, Monday through Thursday,
with a performance Thursday at
7:30 p.m. for parents, family mem
bers and friends.
The participation fee is S14 and
prc-rcgistraiion is required. For
more information, call Emma
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Seven Attended Event
A group of seven representatives
from the Northwest and Navassa
communities recently completed a
14-scssion conference in Chevy
Chase, Md? designed to promote in
volvement and leadership in com
The Community Voices Survival
Institute was held June 4-7 at the
National 4-H Center. The theme for
the conference was "A Day to Bring
Many Voices Together," encourag
ing dialog between grassroots citi
zen's groups and policy makers.
Attending from this area were
Fossic Ballard, Sylvester Ballard,
Debra Knox, Jessie Miller, Arlcatha
Corbctt, Janet Ballard and Linwood
Facilitating at two smali group
sessions were Mrs. Miller of North
west and Pearl W. Stanley, a Bruns
wick County home economics ex
For more information on the
Community Voices Program, call
Mrs. Stanley at 253 4425.
Marva J. Brown, a native of
Brunswick County, was recently
named administrator of the year for
the Lenoir County Schools by the
Lenoir County Education Officc
Personnel. She received the honor in
Mrs. Brown has been child nutri
tion director for the sch<x)l system
since 1982 and will hold that posi
tion in July following the merger of
the county and Kinston City units.
Her recognition described Mrs.
Brown as dedicated, sincere, willing
to always lend a helping hand, hav
ing a great sense of humor, and as a
person who has the respect of her
Parks & Rec Department
Offering Cruise To Islands
An eight-day, seven-night trip to
the Bahamas, with an Orlando, Fla.,
stopover, is being sponsored in Jan
uary 1993, by the Brunswick Coun
ty Parks & Recreation Department.
For a cost of S675 per person,
double occupancy, one can reserve a
ship cabin, enjoy eight meals and
three midnight buffets, spend two
nights in Orlando with admission to
Epcot Center and bus transportation
from the Brunswick County Sher
A non-refundable deposit of S100
per person is due by Aug. 18 and fi
nal payment required by Nov. 5.
Checks should be made payable to
Great American Vacations and
mailed to Brunswick County Parks
and Recreation, P.O. Box 249,
Bolivia, N.C. 28422.
For reservations and more infor
mation, call Emma McGraw or
Kathleen Poston at 253-4357 or 1
Arnold Potter of Route 3,
Shallotte, was the winner of a Kraco
CB radio from Advance Auto Parts
of Shallotte in a June 7 promotional
drawing at the store.
A workshop in basic tin punch
will be offered Monday, June 29, at
the Cooperative Extension Office at
the Brunswick County Government
Center in Bolivia.
The session, which begins at 9
a.m., will be led by a Extension
Homcmakcr volunteer. Participants
will learn basic techniques by mak
ing a "Wclcome" sign on metal.
A registration fee will be charged
to cover the cost of supplies. Reg
istrations arc on a first-come, first
served basis, and will be accepted
until a week prior to the class unless
the class fills early. For more infor
mation, contact the extension ser
vice at 253-4425.
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