. THE PERQUIMANS WEEKLY Volume J7, No. 13 USPS 428-080 Herttord, Perquimans County, N.C., Thursday, March 26, 1987 30 CENTS Brian Center to "open this Spring HERTFORD, NC? Brian Center Nursing Care of Hertford is swiftly moving toward completing and offer ing of services. The new 78- bed nursing facility will have 39 skilled care and 39 interme diate care nursing beds to provide the most modem, up-to-date nursing ^ services for Gates and Perquimans Counties. Around-the-clock professional nursing services will be provided by a staff of approximately 70 full-and part-time employees, most of whom the Center anticipates hiring from the local workforce. The Center will be hiring nurses', aides, orderlies, of fice staff, and housekeeping, mainte nance, and dietary personnel. A full-time Activities and Social Di ll rector will provide programs to keep the residents involved in facility and public activities. Therapy programs will assist residents who need reha bilitation services, with the goal of having residents return home when ever possible. Jack Russell, regional administra tor for Brain Center Management Corporation states, "The Center will be working with Department of So ^ cial Services, local physicians, and 'other agencies for referral of resi dents. We are looking forward to be ing a vital part of the Hertford com munity and working with the people in the surrounding area." Brian Center whose management offices are located in Hickory, N.C., has been providing quality nursing care for IS years. Brian Center oper ates facilities across the state and the East CCoast. Brian Center has a quality assurance staff composed of nurses, dieticians, therapists and so cial-activity workers to assist in maintaining complience with all fed eral, state, and local nursing home regulations. Brian Center also has fi nancial and accounting, devel opment, acquisitions, and operations staff to support the work of its nurs ing centers. The corporation also has several retirement apartment pro jects. Brian Center Nursing Care of Hert ford, the newest facility in the Brian Center organization, will provide a complete range of professional medi cal services along with social, activ ity, and therapy services. The Center will also need and welcome volun teers to share time and talents with residents. Individuals with specific questions regarding the potential placement of a loved one or those individuals who desire to apply for employment at Brian Center-Hertford may sent their inquiries to Mr. Jack Russell, Brian Center Regional Administra tor, Post Office Drawer 1928, Ashe boro, NC 27203. Manager elected ,to state position The manager of Albemarle Elec tric Membership Corporation, Hert ford, has been elected president of the North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives (NCAEC). Dorris B. White of Hertford, who has been manager of the co-op since 1983, was elected tp the post during the 1967 Annual Meeting of North* Carolina's statewide EMC organiza | tion in Raleigh. NCAEC operates as a full service trade association representing the state's 28 EMCs. It is headquartered in Raleigh, along with two sister cor porations which provide other serv ices to the member cooperatives. Mrs. White, a veteran of 41 years as a co-op employee, had served as vice president and secretary-trea surer of NCAEC before her election to the top leadership post. Convention set for April 4th The Perquimans County Demo cratic Convention will be held on Sat urday, April 4, at 1:00 p.m., County Chairman London announced today. | The Convention will be held at the Perquimans County Courthouse, London said. At the top of the Convention's agenda will be the election of a new County Democratic Chairman and County Executive Committee. Also, County's members on the State Dem ocratic Executive Committee will also be chosen. "The County Conventions are im portant for all Democrats in North Carolina," Chairman London noted. "With Democrats from each county choosing Party leaders and looking to the future, we will have a strong Party organization ready for victory in 1988." Improving the landscape! photo by tiina Jepson Pictured above are members of the senior Agriculture III class at Perquimans High School as they landscape the Per quimans County Agricultural Extension Buildingin Hertford. All the members of the Agriculture class had lessons in land scaping from Perquimans County Extension Director, Stan photo by Anzie Wood A sure sign of Spring! Pictured above are daffodils a sure sign that Spring has come. Daffodils can been seen throughout the county in full bloom. Govenor names three to board of education RALEIGH? Governor Jim Martin | has nominated three new members " (or appointment to the State Board of Education. Howard H. Haworth of Morganton will replace Theda Moore representing the 7th educational dis trict; William C. Meekins, Jr. of Eliz abeth City will replace Betty Speir representing the 1st educational dis trict; and Patricia H. Neal of Dur ham will replace Elmer Wilkins as an at-large member. If approved by the General Assembly, all three ap | pointees, who are Republican, will ?serve until March 31, 1995. "The quality education of our North Carolina citizens is a priority of my administration," Governor Martin said in announcing his ap pointments. "I believe that these in dividuals have the character, talent, and experience necessary to oversee the progress of education in our state 9nd provide a future of quality educa tional opportunity for all our citi zens." After receiving a bachelor of arts degree in history from Guilford Col lege, Haworth, 52, attended the Plan ning and Financial Control Program at Columbia University and the Ad vanced Management and Science Program at the Massachusetts Insti tute of Technology. He served as president and chief executive officer of Drexel Heritage Furnishings, Inc. from 1972-1983, and chairman of the board from 1963-1985. In January, 1985, he was appointed Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Commerce by Governor Jim Martin and remained in that position until January, 1987. Meekins, 59, is community rela tions manager with Carolina Tele phone and Telegraph Company. A graduate of Georgia Military Aca demy in College *>ark, Georgia, Mee Johnson talks to local students ? ? Life is full of choices! That was the message that Ken Johnson, a retired pro-football player, and former defensive end for the Cincinnati Bengals brought to the ?tpdents of Perquimans Union . School, along with the sixth graders from Hertford Grammar School. Johnson was on hand to speak to the students on drug and alcohol abuse. Johnson shared his personal expe riences involving football, and drug .iftnd alcohol abuse. Johnson stated that during his pro-career be saw many instances of drug and alcohol ? abuse among his fellow players, and 1 since his retirement he has spent his lift* working to educate kids on this l issue. He told the students that they all hrfve different gifts and talents, and that it is important that they work to f develop those gifts and talents. "Drugs and alcohol keep us from de veloping those gifts and talents, "said Johnson. "Young people who mess with drugs and alcohol are destroy ing their lives." Johnson added that the key to a person is what's on the inside, not what's on the outside. When he was in college Johnson stated he had experimented with drugs, due to peer pressure, and to feelings that he wanted to be part of the in crowd. Johnson played basket ball at Indiana University, but stated that after his experience with drugs and alcohol he ended disappointed, and lost his basketball career. He added that the drugs had taken away his talent, and robbed him of his de tire to play ban. Johnson stated that only his per ? kins continued his education at the University of North Carolina at Cha pel Hill and Asheville Biltmore Col lege. After serving in the U.S. Navy, he joined the Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company in 1950 and moved to the Norfolk Carolina Tele phone Company in 1954. He has been employed with Carolina Telephone and Telegraph since 1978. Currently president of the Down town Business Association in Eliza beth City, Meekins is past president of the Albemarle Area Development Association, past president of the Elizabeth Qty Junior Chamber of Commerce, member of the board of advisiors of Chowan College, director of Northeastern North Carolina To morrow and Skills, Inc., and chair man of the advertising committee for the Currituck Wildlife Festival. He is also a member of the Rotary Club, Ward Foundation, Audubon Society, N.C. Wildlife, and Ducks Unlimited. Neal, 52, is a residential real estate broker with Allenton Realtors in Dur ham. She attended Duke University from 1953-1956 and received a bache lor of arts degree in psychology from American University in 1959. She ob tained her real estate degree from the University of North Carolinia in 1977, attended the Graduate Realtors Institute in 1978, and became a certi fied residential specialist in 1984 Eleven members of the board are appointed by the governor, with the lieutenant governor and state trea surer serving as ex-officio members. The superintendent of public instruc tion also serves an an ex-officio, through non-voting, member. Ap pointees serve 8-year terms on the board. sonal relationship with God turned him around. He stated that after turning back to God he was offered the opportunity to play professional football. He went on to say that he learned that God has a plan for our lives, and gave him the power to say no to drugs and alcohol. Johnson talked briefly about the number of athletes who have died from drug overdoses recently includ ing Leo Bias and Don Roberts. He told the kids that those players had everything to gain, but they some wrong decisions. Johnson closed the program by saying that young people aren't an accident, and that the choice is up to them. Johnson is a member of Sports world Ministries, Inc., and travels all over the country talking with groups of young people on this issue. He makes his home in Atlanta, Georgia. 9 Winslow before beginning this job. The young men followed a landscaping plan which was developed by the extension serv ice in Raleigh. Pictured left to right are: Wayne Bass, Ken neth Chaulk, and Tracy Ferebee. All three young men are seniors. Jaycees host meeting The Perquimans County Jaycees hosted a district meeting on Satur day, March 21, 1987 for all Coastal Region Jaycees. The event was held at the Hertford Lion's Club and included Speak-up and Write-up Competitions, a re gional president's meeting, cam paign speeches for state level Jaycee offices by canidates who were pre sent, a regional meeting, and a bar becue dinner which was prepared by the local jaycees. Approximately 60 jaycees from as far away as Brevard, North Carolina were on hand for the event as well as special guests including past mem bers of the Perquimans County Jay cees. Mr. Glen Daily, current State Pres ident of the N.C. Jaycees was the guest speaker for the district meet ing. Daily thanked everyone for at tending the meeting, and stated that the future of N.C. Jaycees lies in the hands of the local chapters. He also congratulated the local chapters in the coastal region for all their efforts and success in their many projects. Some of the State Vice Presidents were also on hand Saturday evening. They reported that as the Jaycees prepare to close out the 1985-86 year they have sold 5200 cases of jelly for the Jaycee Burn Center, have raised $193,000 dollars for Cistic Fibrosis, and $65,000 dollars for Muscular Dis trophy statewide. The Jaycees have also contributed over $29,000 dollars to the North Carolina Boys Home, Also during Saturday's meeting Richard Copeland, President of the Perquimans County Jaycees was elected to the post of Regional Direc tor for the coastal region, previously Copeland has served as a District Di rector Mr. Gregg Biggs of the local chapter was also elected to the posi tion of District Director. The Edenton Jaycees won the award for the outstanding chapter in the district. The Perquimans County Jaycees continue to be an active part of the community. They have several events planned for this spring includ ing their annual Perquimans River Bass Tournament which is scheduled for Saturday, April 18th from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.. For more infor mation on the Bass Tournament con tact Sara Winslow, Tournament Chairperson, or any Jaycee. Chef's spectacular scheduled in April Get your tastebuds ready ! The local Chef's Spectacular is just around the corner. This year the an nual event which is sponsored by the Perquimans County Extension Serv ice and the Perquimans County Ex tension Homemakers will be held on Thursday, April 2nd at the Perqui mans Count Extension Office from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.. Cost for the event is $2.00. This year the Chef's Spectacular will include demonstrations by six of the county's best cooks. Ruth Eure is an avid quitter and a wiz at whatever she undertakes. She is well known for her desserts and ap petizers. Cakes and other desserts are her favorite to prepare. Mrs. Eure will be preparing her famous plain and cinnamon yeast rolls. Betty Beers and Dina Hurdle a mother-daughter team will be dem onstrating "Baklava" a fabulous Greek pastry. Betty gain her knowl edge of greek cooking first hand from her husband John who is a first-gen eration Greek-American. Betty uses several greek cookbooks in prepar ing Greek foods for her family and friends. Some the family's favorite dishes include: Stuffed grape leaves, squash pita, and Leg of Lamb sea soned with oregano, cinnamon, lemon juice, butter, and lots of gar lic. Betty also hints that her daugh ters Dina and Mary Lindsey are ex cellent breadmakers. Chris Lane will also be on hand. From all accounts, Chris Lane is a " wonderful cook who is at home in her kitchen." She sees a complicated rec ipe as a challenge, that she usually conquers with great success. Chris enjoys entertaining, and is a wiz at pastries and heavy hors'd'oeuvres which she often features when she en tertains. Chris along with Pat Storie and Nan Noble recently demon strated their success with food at the 1987 Chowan Hospital Ball where 316 feasted on heavy hors'd'oeuvres and dessert prepared by the trio. At the upcoming Local Chef's Spectacular Chris will demonstrate Pate' A Choux or puffed pastries, with meat and dessert fillings. Emma Burke will also be involved with this year's event. Emma is the mother of eight who enjoys cooking all kinds of foods. She especially likes to prepare desserts and nutbreads, and she is well known for her crea tive use of pumpkin in fruitcakes and nutbreads. Mrs. Buke will be demonstrating wok cookery which she became inter ested in from her daughter Carol. Carol is a h Home Economist with the General Foods Corp. in Cranberry, N.J. Ashley Edwards rounds out the chef's for this year's event. Ashley will be making poppy seed bread. Ashley became interested in cooking at an early age, and learned much about cooking from watching her sis ter Nancy. Ashley especially enjoys preparing sweetbreads because they make excellant gifts, and round out any meal beautifully. Make plans now to attend this year's Local Chef's Spectacular. Call 426-7697 to register. See this week's artist of the week on page 10.