North Carolina Newspapers

Volume J7, No. 13
USPS 428-080
Herttord, Perquimans County, N.C., Thursday, March 26, 1987
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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,
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.

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