North Carolina Newspapers

Volume 33, No. 24
Hertford, Perquimans County, N.C., Thursday, June 16, 1977
Electric Fence
Fires Reported
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SPECIAL AWARD A special presen
tation was made at the Friday night
graduation exercises at Perquimans
County High School. Jesse Parker Perry
presented a $100 scholarship award to
Graduation Exercises Held
Graduation ' exercises .
were held Friday , night at
'Perqaimans'TCOunty High "'
School. The program in-,
eluded ; Rev. L.L. Under-
wood, pastor of the First
Assembly of God Church, .,
and remarks from guest
speaker, Dr. Louise N. Sut
ton, Chairman of the
Mathematics Department
at Elizabeth City State
University : ; , '
Special music was pro
vided by the PCHS Glee
Club under the direction of
Miss Caroline Wright,
. Re.cognited were
members of the Perquimans
County Board of Education,
PCHS principal, William E.
Byrum, and Scjiool .
Superintendent, Pat Har-'
rell. Board of Education
Chairman Clifford Winslow
awarded the diplomas to the '.
graduating seniors. 1
Co-Valedictorians were
Miss Cindy Hendren and.
Miss Claudia Winslow.
Salutatorian for the Class of .'
'77 was Miss Suzy Towe.
" Miss Hendren is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert L. Hendren. Her
high school career has in
cluded membership in the
Perquimans County March
ing Unit, Health Careers
Club, Beta Club, BIOS Club,
Galleon':. Staff, Future
Business Leaders of
America, Drma . Club,
French ' Club, and Student . '
Council: She was Selected as
one of ihe Ten Outstanding
Seniors and attended the
Co-Valedictorian ,
the Class of '77 Co-Valedictorians Cindy
Hendren and Claudia Winslow. The
award is sponsored by the Hertford
1976 session of Governor's
School with concentration in
the areY'of "English.TShe
served as a graduation mar
shal each year and has a
host of other awards and
honors to her credit. She is a
member of the Up River
Friends Meeting where she
is church pianist. Miss Hen
dren has been accepted at
the ' University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill with
possible majors in English,
philosophy or religion.
Miss Winslow, the
daughter of Mr, and Mrs.
Clifford Winslow, will attend
the University of North
Carolina at Greensboro in
the fall and plans to pursue a
career in nursing. She is the
recipient of the Katherine
Smith Reynolds Scholarship
awarded by that school. Her
high school career has in
cluded membership in the
Beta Club, ; Biology Club, !
Drama Club, French Club'
Student Council, and Health
Careers Club. She also
served on the Galleon staff
and was selected as one of
the Ten Outstanding
Seniors. Miss Winslow is a
member of the Up River
Friends Church.
Miss Suzy Towe,
Salutatorian, will attend the
University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill in
the fall where she plans to
major in French. During her
high school career, she has
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been involved in the French
Club.r Beta. Club,.' Letter
Club; served as editor of the
Galleon. She has par
ticipated in basketball and
Softball. - She attended the
1975 session of Governor's
School and served as a page
for the House of Represen
tatives this year. Miss Towe
attends the First United
Methodist Chureh and is the .
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. '
Clifford Towe.
Seniors maintaining an
89.5 average for their four
years of high school study
were recognized by inclu
sion on the Grand Honor
Roll. Those receiving this
honor, in addition to the Co
Valedictorians and
Salutatorian, were Peggy
Stallings, Beth Winslow,
Teri Copeland, Beth
Swindell, Rita Rogerson,
Chris Harrell, Michelle
Boyce, Phillip Harrell,
Beverly Eure, Tony Jordan,
Yvonne Baker,, Paula Wood,
Denise Cullipher, Donna
Thach, Gloria White, Gwen
Whedbee, Edwell Zachary,
Shirley Blanchard, and
Scott Winslow. J ;
Serving as marshals for
graduation exercises were
freshmen Sharon Hoffpauir
and Shelton Skinner;
sophomores Brenda Sawyer
and'' Donna Stallings;
juniors Mary Wood Hurdle
and Janet Rlddick. Junior
Sherie Cart wright served as
grand marshal.
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Several fires - resulting
from electric fences have
recently been reported In
Perquimans County. Of con
siderable 'concern are fires
from electric fences running
through wooded areas.
According to a report
from the N.C. Forestry Ser
vice, these fires-may be
caused when deer or fallen
limbs down the electric
fence lines. Fires started
from the negligent use of
electric fences has created a
major concern to the
Forestry Service and the
general public.
According to the Forestry
Service, the weed chopper
type electric fence is
creating most of the trouble
since it tends to keep
Library Update
Two New Story Hours
The Perquimans County Library will have two new story
hours for the summer to supplement the year-round
preschool story hour. These new programs will begin on
Wednesday and Thursday, June 22 and 23 to avoid conflicts
with various vacation bible schools. For children in grades
1-3, a story hour will be held on Wednesdays from 10-11 a.m.
For children in grades 4-6, story hour will be held from 10-11
a.m. on Thursdays. Kindergarten children are invited to
join the preschool group for story hour from 10-11 a.m. on
These story hours will involve a mixture of stories,
games, crafts and films. Older children may also be helping
with certain programs for the younger ones.
If your child falls on one of the divisions between groups,
for instance, he was in the third grade this past year but will
be in the fourth grade this coming year, use your own best
judgment, or his, about which group would best suit his
needs. The Library does not plan to be too rigid about age
groups, but programs will be planned with the main group's
interests in mind. :,.--
" Remember: Preschoolers and Kindergarten on Fridays
"frtm lMl a.lrt.Y Grades One to Three on Wednesdays from
10-11 a.m.; and Grades Four to Six on Thursdays fronrlv-ll
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Summer Reading Derby
Children and parents are reminded of the Summer
Reading Derby announced in last week's column. Children
in grades 1-8 are invited to read the books of their own
choice, give about a half minute oral report on the books,
and receive a free Hardee's hamburger gift certificate for
every five books read. More details of the program are
available at the library. Those supporting this program
recognize the need to maintain the reading skills that are
the key to your child's education through practice.
New Books for Children
New children's and young adult books are not listed very
often and when they are, only a small fraction is included.
But with the summer reading programs coming up,
everyone is reminded of some spring additions including
about 200 high interest juvenile and young adult paperbacks
plus 20 each of the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys mysteries.
; This is all in addition to the normal 25-30 per cent of juvenile
' books in our regular purchases. There are plenty of new
books for summer.
New Books for Adults
Season of the Heart by Clare Barroll is a romantic
suspense novel set in 15th century Sweden.
The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston is a
biography of a Chinese-American girl growing up in San
Francisco and surrounded by Chinese customs, myths, and
legends. - .v
Black Culture and Black Consciousness by Lawrence
Levine asserts that black Americans have their own
cultural fabric and need not make apologies to the country's
dominant cultural themes.
The Kentucky Derby: The First 100 Years is a
photographic history of America's greatest horse race.
' Far Eastern Beginnings by Olivia Vlahos explores the
. complex weave of cultures in the provinces and neighboring
' countries of China and how much they have in common.
The Incredible Dr. Matrix is a compilation of
mathematical games columns from Scientific American
magazine which explore numerology and coincidence in
things like- the Kennedy and Lincoln assasinations (Ken
nedy was riding in a Lincoln made by the Ford company)
and the malicious computer HAL in the movie 2001 whose
name is a one letter shift from IBM, etc. .
Local Farm
Bureau Office
Adds Committee
The Perquimans County,
Farm Bureau announces the ,
addition of a Woman's Com-. '
mittee , to their , county
program. ::.v''lff"-:''u
The newly organized
Woman's Committee will be
helping the local Farm v
"Bureau promote farm safe
ty, farm-city relations, farm
legation- and other pro
ject related to the work of
t;.e Farm Bureau.
The ccnrr.i'.iee member-
r' '- is c a to all women
) r - . --rs cf Farm
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pulsating when broken. The
service acknowledges the
fact that electric fences
serve as valuable and
economical aides in raising
livestock by conditional
animals to stay in a
designated area. However,
'some of the electric fence
fires have resulted from
negligence of the proper in
stallation of the unit.
The Forestry Service of
fers the following guidelines
to prevent electric fence
fires: keep all dry material
from under the fence; check
the fence daily to make sure
it is not broken or fallen;
and keep electric fences in
good repair and working
Farm, Bureau office located
in Harris Shopping Center,
Hertford. Anyone interested
in this new program is in
vited to attend.
4 Mrs, Nancy Madre has
been selected as the new
committee's chairman withx
Mrs. Hollis Williams serv
ing as secretary and Mrs.
Fannie Hurdle as legislative
advisor. Plans for safety
projects are ' being con
sirred by the group.
Fcr more information,
c 'act the local Farm
T i-au o'fice or any of the
- I'nted above.
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RETIRING Six people retiring from
the Perquimans County School system
were recognized for their many years of
service during the Annual Appreciation
Luncheon held Friday. Pictured above
HONORED Recently honored at a retiring. Pictured (1. tor.) are Mrs. Atha
retirement dinner at Perquimans Cen- Tunnell, Tommy Maston, and Mrs.
tral. ,Grmmat, School, ,wer three - Theresa Ebron, (Newbern photo)
men&erE ol : the school faculty "who are
Six Retire From
Perquimans Schools
The Annual Appreciation
Luncheon honoring Per
quimans County School
employes was held Friday
at Perquimans Hifh School.
Clifford Winslow," chair
man of the ;. Perquimans v
County Board of Education,
welcomed those attending
and introduced the Board,
members. In his brief
remarks, he reminded the
educators of the great
responsibility they have. He
said, "I'm proud of Per
quimans County. I'm proud
of you as teachers- and
employes of this school
system. We've done a
tremendous job." He also
challenged each employe to
provide the "best educa
tional opportunities possible
for our school children,"
Six retiring school person
nel were honored at the
Friday luncheon with each
receiving a retirement pin
from the Board of Educa
tion. Those retiring include
Dorcas White, Annie White,
Atha Tunnell, Theresa
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donation has been , made to the '
Children's Hospital - of .the King's
Daughters in Norfollt, Va, following the
benefit horse show, sponsored recently
by the Perquimans County Horse and
Pony Ctb. Pictured above, club presi
Ebron, Johnnie White, and
Tommy Maston.
Mrs. Dorcas White, a
teacher at Hertford Gram
mar School, is a native of
Perquimans County and has
taught in the Perquimans
School System for 26 of her
37 total years in education.
Mrs. Annie White is a retir
ing member of the lunch
room staff and served in
Perquimans County for 32
years. Mrs. Atha Tunnell,
first grade teacher at Per
quimans Central Grammar
School, has 24 teaching
years to her credit. Mrs.
Theresa Ebron is retiring
after 23 total years in educa
tion 21 of which were in Per
quimans County. She taught
fourth grade at Perquimans
Central Grammar School.
Miss Johnnie White is retir
ing as seventh grade
teacher at Perquimans
Union School having been in
education for a number of
years. Tommy Maston is
retiring as principal of Per
quimans Central Grammar
(1. to r.), those retiring are Tommy
Maston, Miss Johnnie White, Mrs.
Dorcas White, Mrs. Atha Tunnell, Mrs.
Annie White, and Mrs. Theresa Ebron.
(Newbern photo)
School after 26 years there.
Superintendent Pat Har
rell pointed out that those
educators retiring from the
local school system repre
sent a total of 195 years in
public education and 169
years of employment in Per
quimans County School
The following teachers
who will not be returning to
Perquimans County Schools
next year were also
recognized: Gaye Mann of
Perquimans Union School,
Walker Morris, Delores
Byrd and Roy Forehand, all
of Perquimans High School.
Earlier in the week, a
retirement dinner recogniz
ing three members of the
faculty at Perquimans Cen
tral Grammar School was
held. At that time, Mrs. ,
Atha Tunnell, Mrs. Theresa
Ebron, and Tommy Maston
were honored. Also present
at the luncheon were
teachers who had retired
from Perquimans Central
Grammar since Maston had
served as principal.
dent Fleetwood Harrell (left) presents
the check to William Selvey, Executive .
Director of the hospital. Of the $1,000
total, $718 was raised by the horse show
and individual donations. The remaining
$282 was donated by the club. (Newbern

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