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THE PERQUIMANS WEEKLY
visit to area
On April 13th, Governor James
Martin will be visiting Perquimans
As part of a tour of Northeastern
North Carolina Governor James
Martin will be touring several Albe
marle area counties including Pasqu
otank, Currituck, Camden, Perqui
mans, Gates, and Hertford Counties.
The governor will be landing in
Elizabeth City at approximately 8:00
a.m.. His schedule includes a news
conference in Elizabeth City at H. L.
Trigg school, and kicking off the
Murfreesboro bicentennial cele
bration as well as speaking to the stu
dent bodies at several high schools.
Governor Martin will arrive in Per
quimans County at approximately
10:45 a.m. Monday morning, and he
|^s scheduled to speak briefly with the
student body of the high school on the
football field, afterwords he will hold
a short meeting with the Perquimans
County Board of Education and seve
ral distinguished guests.
According to Ed Sweeney, of the
Governor's eastern office in New
Bern, the governor will speak to the
students on several topics, and will
discuss some upcoming educational
Issues with the board of education.
County school officials are also
planning to hold the meeting between
the Governor and the school board in
the new science building at the high
In the event of rain the Governor
will speak to the student body in the
high school gym.
The Governor is scheduled to leave
Perquimans County at approxi
mately 11:45 a.m., moving on to
Gates and Hertford counties before
returning to Raleigh late in the af
Pictured above are Mr. Edward Hunter, and Mr. Lionel Jones as they install new window
screens at Central School. The screens were installed by the school maintenance crew, but were
purchased by the PTA of Central School from money raised at the Fall Fun Festival earlier this
Jim "Catfish" Hunter day
The Perquimans County Board of
Commissioners reviewed a proposed
animal control ordinance on Monday.
The Perquimans County Commi
sioners have proclaimed May 9th
Jim "Catfish" Hunter day in Perqui
In honor of Jim "Catfish" Hunter's
election into the Baseball Hall of
Fame and in recognition of the festi
vities which are being planned to
-honor Hunter on May 9th the com
missioners officially proclaimed
May 9th, Jim "Catfish" Hunter day
at their meeting on Monday.
The commissioners also reviewed
an animal control ordinace on Mon
day which has been recommended
for adoption within the county by sev
eral county residents.
The proposed ordinance which was
reviewed by a committee made up of
several members of the board along
with Ray Winslow, the Perquimans
County Animal Control Officer is
similar to the ordinances currently
being inforced in Hertford, and Win
fall, but does have some minor differ
The board of commissioners will
hold a public hearing on the proposed
ordinance at their next meeting,
Monday, April 20th, at 8:00 p.m. in
the Perquimans County Courthouse.
At that meeting they will review
the ordinance, and are hoping to re
ceive public comment on the ordi
The commissioners stated that the
new ordiance is similar to the ones
currently being used by the towns of
Hertford and Winfall. It is their hope
that the town councils of Hertford
and Winfall will consider adopting
the county ordiance to provide uni
form animal control laws throughout
Randy Keaton also reported to the
board that he has been given the okay
to set up the bond sale of the bonds
which will be sold to cover the co6t of
the high school construction project.
Keaton told board members Monday
that the sale will be held sometime in
June of the this year, and that the
county has been guaranteed a 5.75
percentage rate on the bonds by
FHA. He also reported that the high
school project is 95 percent complete.
In the area of county expenditures
and revenue Keation reported to the
board that through February of this
year 82.7 percent of the revenue for
the county's budget had been col
lected, and that 60.3 percent has been
spent. Keaton reported that the
county is in good shape financially,
and that these percentages were nor
mal for first eight months of the year.
Keaton also gave the quarterly build
ing inspector's report for the month's
of January, February, and March.
According to the report 47 new build
ing permits were issued during the
quarter, and 241 building inspections
were performed. Keaton also pointed
out that some $664,485 dollars worth
of residential construction has begun
in the county. The total fees collected
by the building inspector's office dur
ing the quarter was $3670.00
The board also voted to send a let
ter to area legislators stating their
support of a bill introduced in the
state legislator which calls for an ad
ditional one percent sales tax which
will be earmarked for school contruc
tion. The new bill has the potential to
provide the county with as mush as
$560,000 dollars for the schools.
The board also voted Monday to ac
cept a banking proposal from Peo
ples Bank and Trust to handle all the
county's financial transactions such
as checking and savings etc . . Peoples
Bank is currently providing services
for the county, the new proposal goes
into effect on July 1, 1987.
There being no further business the
meeting was adjourned.
Special olympics scheduled for April 30th in county
It's that time again! It's time for
the Perquimans County Special
Olympics! This year parents and
olympians will find a few changes.
The local Olympics will be held at
Hertford Grammar School on Thurs
day, April 30, 1987, beginning at 9:30
a.m. Aproximately SO olympians will
be participating. These olympians
will be from Perquimans Central,
Hertford Grammar, Perquimans
Union and Perquimans High Schools.
The very first Special Olympics be
gan in 1963. The Kennedy Foundation
and American Association for
Health, Physical Education and Rec
reation cooperated on a physical fit
ness program for mentally hand
icapped individuals and offered
awards for achievement. In Decem
ber of 1968, Senator Edward Kennedy
announced the establishment of Spe
cial Olympics Inc. through the Jo
seph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation. By
1970, all fifty states, the District of
Columbia and Canada had Special
Olympic organizatins totalling 50,000
Since 1968, more than two million
special children and adults have ex
perienced the joy of play and re
ceived the benefits of physical train
ing and sports competition. These
benefits would not be possible with
out the commitment from the com
munity. Only through individuals
giving their time, energy and finan
cial support has the Olympics been
able to survive and grow.
The Perquimans County Special
Olympics would not be able to func
tion without your support. Excep
tional teachers and volunteers are
selling Haree's Coupons at one dollar
each. With the local chapter and fifty
cents goes to Hardee's. The coupon
allows you to purchase food at Hard
ees withouty having to use cash. The
money received from the coupons
helps to support our atheletes at tyhe
Local Regional and State level com
petitions. If you are interested in pur
chasing a or several coupons, please
see any exceptional teacher in the
Perquimans County School system.
The local unit is also soliciting dona
tions from businesses, local groups
and individuals. If you or your orga
nization would like to contribute to
this very worthy cause, please make
your tax deductible gift payable to
the Perquimans County Special
Olympics and mail to: Alma Banks,
Central School, Winfall, N.C. 27985.
See you at the Olympics!
Hospice seminar set
begin on April 9th
On Thursday, April 9th, at the Per
quimans County Senior Center, a
nine week week training session will
begin for people interested in becom
ing hospice volunteers.
The seminar will run from 7:00 un
til 9:30 for nine consecutive weeks,
and will deal with training volunteers
4^) provide care and support at home
for the terminally ill.
The purpose of the hospice pro
gram is to provide care and support
for people who are in the last phases
of a terminal illness so that they can :
live better and more comfortably. ,
The program affirms life, and sees
dying as a natural process. Hospice
feels that by providing services, and
a coring community, patients and
families can go through the nec
essary preparations for death.
The hospice program was started
in 1967 by Dame Cicely Saunders
when she opened St. Christopher's
Hospice in London, England. The
first American Hospice was started
in 1974 at New Haven, Connecticut.
By 1979 the number of Hospice pro
grams had risen to 210 programs in
the United States, and according to a
seminar conducted in 1984 over 1200
programs are now in operation. The
W>cal hospice program which is run
by Albemarle Home Health Care was
begun in I960.
Hospice programs differ in some
aspects. Some programs provide
support groups while other programs
offer complete support services.
Most of the programs provide home
care services, and can arrange for
inpatient care when needed.
All of these programs are available
Mp patients and their families who are
terminally-ill, and are no longer un
der treatment for cure of their ill
ness. Most of the patients have been
diagnosed to have a life expectancy
under six months.
When a patient is referred to Albe
marle Home Health Care for the boa
pice program by his or her doctor,
the hospital, a friend of the patient,
family or other, a team made of a
mine, and a social worker as well as
Others evaluates the patient's, and
the families' needs and than sets out
to provide care and support tor the
patient and family.
The programs and services pro
vided are designed so that the patient
may live until they die free from pain
and other physical symptoms. Both
the family and the patient are also
provided with the psychological, so
cial and spiritual support they need
before and after the death of the pa
After the needs of the patient and
their family are determined the So
cial worker-Coordinator of the hos
pice programs contacts the county
chairperson for hospice in the pa
tient's county and makes arrange
ments for volunteers.
When a volunteer is selected to work
with a patient they meet with the
team and the patient, along with the
Family, and than determine the goals
of the care to be provided.
In order to be a hospice volunteer a
person must complete the training
course, but they also must be a car
ing and compassionate individual, be
non-judgemental and accepting of
others and their beliefs, must be able
to deal with a terminal illness and its
implications, must be able to per
form as a team member, and they
must be able to report patient-family
(iata, and keep accurate records.
Volunteers must also complete an
interview with the hospice care coor
dinator, and have a yearly T.B. test.
The training session which begins
on April 9th will cover all facets of
the mentioned above. Wanda Bar
nard, Hospice Coordinator will open
the program, and throughout the nine
week seminar prospective volunteers
will receive information on the hos
oice philosophy, pathophysiology of
lying, session on dealing with the
family, information on the grief proc
sss, instructions on what to do when a
leath occurs in the home, informa
:ion on active listening, funeral plan
ling, and a session on what a volun
teer really does.
Volunteers for the hospice pro
p-am are always needed. If you
would like information on the pro
p-am itself or the training session
rootact Ms. Wands Barnard, Hospice
Hoortlintor at 4K44M or 33M066.
Pictured above is Micheal Winslow recent winner of the Ste
phen Kelly award. See page 11 for the story.
Martin campaigns against litter
RALEIGH? On April 16 first lady
Dottie Martin and former first lady
Jeanelle Moore will join forces to
support the state's CleaaSweep cam- 1
paign and to focus on the littering '
problem along North Carolina's 1
roadsides and in its communities. I
They will travel across the state by I
plane, stopping at six airports to ad- '
dress public officials and community <
leqaders on the importance of litter 1
prevention. They also will recognize >
local groups for cleanup efforts al- 1
Clean Sweep is a new, statewide <
initiative encouraging citizens to dis- s
pose properly of trash and garabage.
Broms symbolic of cleanup activ- s
ities will be presented to area mayors c
and county commission chairmen.
Acompanying Mrs. Martin and
Mrs. Moore on the plane trips will be
representatives, of Keep N.C. Clean
and Beautiful, Inc. (KNCCB), the
state's Keep American Beautiful pro
gram, the N.C. Department of Trans
portation and the Onslow Clean
County program. They include Mal
:olm W. Owings of Pinehurst; Edwin
IV. Woodhouse, Carl R. Lowendick,
lean H. Dodd, all of Raleigh and Sa
?ah B. Humphries of Jacksonville.
The public is invited and encour
tged to attend any of the airport
The clenaup campaign is being
ponsored by KNCCB, a non-profit
urbanization chaired by Mrs. Moore.
funds for shelters
six counties in Northeastern North
Carolina have been chosen to receive
$13,000 each to supplement emer
gency food and shelter programs in
the area. The monies are part of $70
million appropriated by Congress to
help expand the capacity of food and
shelter programs in high-need areas
around the country. The counties of
Camden, Chowan Currituck, Gates,
Perquimans, and Pasquotank qual
ify for these funds on the basis of
provery and unemployment figures
collected during the last official cen
A Local Board made up of rep
resentatives from your county gov
ernment and human service agencies
will determine how the funds are dis
tributed among the emergy food and
shelter programs in the area. Ms.
Debi Cavanaugh, Executive Director
of the Albemarle Food Bank-Food
Pantry, has been elected to chair the
Local Board, whiefi is responsible for
reviewing and recommending agen
cies to receive these funds. Non
profit agencies delivering emer
gency food and-or shelter programs
in these couties are urged to contact
Ms. Cavanaugh as soon as possible to
make application. The deadline is
April 10 for agency application. The
Local Board will meet on April 13 to
review the applications received.
Further information may be ob
tained by contacting Ms. Cavanaugh
at P.O. Box 1704, Elizabeth City, N.C.
27909 or by calling 919-335-4346.
Break-ins occur over
Two local businesses were broken
into over the weekend according to
According to Hertford Police Chief
Marshall Merritt, Albemarle Furni
ture and G & S Seafood Restaurant
were broken into sometime between
closing time on Saturday, and Sun
In both cases the rear entrance to
the business was opened using some
type of pry bar, and only money was
taken. Albemarle Furniture report
edly lost $20.00, and $200.00 dollars
was taken from G and S Seafood.
The cigarette machine at G and S
Seafood was also broken into.
Merritt stated that no suspects
have been found, but that some fin
gerprints were taken at the both
An investigation is continuing, and
Merritt stated that all businessman
are to be cautious. Merritt also stated
that businessmen should leave all
cash registers open at night to pre
vent them from being destroyed.
Town council sets
The Hertford Town Council has an
nounced that it will hold a public
hearing on April 21, 1987.
The purpose of the hearing will be
to discuss the Winfall Town Council's
request for the town of Hertford to
furnish police protection for the
Town of Winfall.
Mayor Cox stated that the Hertford
Town Council is holding the public
hearing in order to allow the citizens
of Hertford and Winfall an opportu
nity for comment on this issue.
Hie hearing will be held at the Per
quimans County Courthouse at 7:30