North Carolina Newspapers

    THE PERQUIMANS WEEKLY
Volume 57, No.20 USPS 428-080 Hertford, Perquimans County, N.C., Thursday, May 14, 1987 M (
LOCAL
COA news
and information
see pege 2
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FEATURE
Perquimans' animals
steal the show
see page 3
COMMUNITY
Community calendar
see page 1 1
Council votes no
to police proposal
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Hie Hertford Town Council voted
Monday evening to deny the Town of
Yfiofall's request for police protec
tion.
Members of the Hertford Town
Council voted unanimously to deny
the request stating they didn't feel
the Hertford Police Department
could provide adequate service at the
present time to the citizens of both
communities.
Councilman Erie Haste stated at
Monday's meeting that he didn't feel
based on experiences over the past
year or two that the Hertford Police
Department could obtain and keep
enough qualified police officers to
provide both towns with adequate
services which are necessary.
Haste added that he felt that the
council should continue to do every
thing possible to promote co-opera
tion between the two towns, including
assisting the Town of Winfall with all
police matters until they can make
other arrangements.
Members of the Hertford Town
Council also expressed feelings that
they are not saying they will never
again consider the possibility of pro
viding police protection for the citi
zens of Winfall. The council just feels
that at the present time taking on the
added burden of providing Winfall
with police protection would not be a
wise decision.
The council feels that if the situa
tion changes in the future they would
certainly reconsider the issue.
The Winfall Town Council will now
be forced to seek an alternative
source of protection.
In other action taken by the board
at Monday's meeting four resolutions
were passed concerning the waste
treatment improvement project. The
resolutions included a loan resolu
tion, equal opportunity agreement,
an assurance agreement, and an op
erating budget for the waste treat
ment improvement project of
$14,001.00.
The council also approved a con
tract between Dail Harris and the
Town of Hertford for the upkeep of
the town's two cemetaries at a cost of
$13,525.00 for 12 months.
There being no further business the
meeting was adjourned.
ECSU announces new
development plan
Elizabeth City State University has
developed a new academic devel
opment program which according to
school officials has gotten off on the
right foot.
During a news conference last
Thursday at ECSU, Chancellor
Jimmy Jenkins announced that 97
students from high schools in the 16
county Albemarle area including stu
dents from Perquimans County have
elected to take part in an incentive
schiorship program which will begin
with the 1987-1968 school year if fund
ing for the program is approved. Jen
kins also stated that as many as 100
more students may be accepted for
the program which offers students
schlorships of up to $12,000.08 over
their four year college enrollment.
-Students in Northeastern North
Carolina who are in the top half of
their graduating class and meet
other admissions requirements are
considered eligible for the schiorship
program. Guidance counselors in
1 area schools, along with pastors from
local churches are being asked to
provide local students with informa
tion on the program.
The schiorship program will only
make up on facet of the development
program according to Jenkins.
"The schlorships are only one com
pooet of the new program," said Jen
kins. "We don't want people to forget
about the other componets."
In January of this year, University
of North Carolina President, C.D.
Spangler announced the new pro
gram.
Facets of the program revealed by
Spangler included: review and eval
uation of all academic programs at
ECSU, evaluation of the teacher edu
cation programs, and review of the
management of the university with
regard to specialized areas such as
financial aid, counseling, and others.
A funding request sent to the gen
eral assembly earlier this year by the
university system seeks funding for
ISO to 250 new schlorships a year for
new students as well as transfer stu
dents who come to ECSU and meet
the established criterian.
ECSU school officials feel that
funding for the program will be ap
proved, and are hoping with the new
funding that as many as 1000 new
schlorships may become available
over the next several years.
As a result of the new schlorship
program at the university the quality
of students is greatly improving
according to school officials. The av
erage SAT score at ECSU currently
is 623 which is up from 612 in 1965.
With the new academic devel
opment program Jenkins is hopeful
that the average SAT score will go up
as much as 130 points in the new few
years.
Arts Extravaganza
scheduled In May
For the third year the Perquimans
County School System will host the
v?"y special Arts Extravaganza on
May 21st and 22nd which will be held
?t. Union School. The arts festival will
. begin on Thursday morning at 9:30
' a.m. and will continue through the
day until 3:30 p.m. On Friday the
hqtirs will be from 9:30 pm. During
the two days, students, teachers, par
ents, and community citizens wil be
performing, displaying art works,
providing exhibits of hobbies and
crafts. Items in several booths will be
available for purchase.
Friday is packed with extra special
entertainment At 6:30 p.m. the high
' school chorus, under the direction of
Mr 4 Lynwood Window, will present a
concert. At 8:00, Mr. David Ziemba,
band director, will lead the Union
and high school bands in a concert
which will bring the 1967 Art Extra -
ganza to a close.
Also plan on treating the family to
a BBQ chicken dinner which wil be
served from 4 to 7 p.m. The dinner, at
$3.50 a plate, will be prepared by the
high school FFA group. On each
plate will be BBQ chicken, potato
salad, green beans, rolls, tea, and
cupcake.
An invitation is extended to all to
come, browse, and enjoy two full
days of art, music, and fun.
The Extravaganza Planning Com
mittee wishes to express apprecia
tion and thanks to all those who are
working so hard to make this a suc
cessful two day presentation.
Winfall celebration set
Saturday, May 16, will be a time of
celebration in the Town of Winfall as
residents hail the municipality's
} 100th Anniversary. A day of festivi
ties is planned to mark the event,
wtth an appearance from the reign
tqg Miss North Carolina and a perfor
mance by the U.S. Navy's Atlantic
Fleet Band highlight the activities
3n addition to special porfor
moaces throughout the day there will
bo numerous displays depicting Win
tkm of homemade cake*.
Men from around the area will
have the opportunity to vie for the
first place in the "best Mustache"
contest, and older residents and visi
tors will be able to recall the "good
old days" under a shady tent com
plete with wooden rocking chairs.
Hie oeMratkm will |
at 11:00 a.m. at Perquimans Central
School on N.C. 37 in Winfall. Every
to invited to attend and parties
wiD be donated to tee Winfall
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"Catfish" honored
Above Jimmy Hunter and his family are seen riding down
Church Street Saturday during Jimmy "Catfish" Hunter
Day. See this week's Jimmy "Catfish" Hunter Day supple
ment for all the details.
Jaycees plan county 4th of July celebration
The Perquimans County Jaycees
are planning the biggest 4th of July
celebration ever. The day long event
will be called "Saturday in the
Park. ..a 4th of July Gala," and will
feature food, crafts, entertainment,
games, and the best fireworks show
ever.
The activities will kick off at 9 a.m.
and will include something for young
and old alike.
Playing for the second annual
street dance will be the popular band
"Magic," who will provide music va
rying from top 40 to country rock.
According to Rod Moxley, the band's
leader, the group is looking forward
to traveling to Hertford to celebrate
the 4th with their Perquimans County
fans.
A fish fry will be held in the eve
ning. No tickets are being sold in ad
vance. Plates will be available on a <
first-come, first-served basis. i
Craft, food, and display booths are *
available for rent $25 per space. All
groups, individuals and business en- <
tities are invited to participate. i
Performers are being sought to en- '
tertain throughout the day. Vocalists,
musicians, and dancers are asked to I
contribute their talents to the gala.
To rent a space, set a performance,
Pictured above Pat Harrell, Perquimans County School Superintendent, welcomes spectators
to the Regional Special Olympics.
Regional Special Olympics held
On Saturday, May 9th, in Elizabeth
City over 400 special athletes gath
ered for the Albemarle Area Re
gional Special Olympics.
Huggers, parents, teachers, and
friends watched as athletes from the
region competed in 16 different track
and field events including the SO me
ter dash, the Softball throw, and the
various relays.
Pat Harrell, Superintendent for the
Perquimans County Schools wel
comed spectators along with other
area school officials, and Anthony
Downing, Perquimans County Recre
ation Department Director was on
hand to lead the special olympians in
exercises before the games.
The Special Olympics program
was started in 1969 by the Joseph P.
Kennedy Jr. Foundation, and
guidelines and rules for the Special
Olympic games are established by
the International Olympic Commit
tee.
Special Olympics is designed to
give children with mental and physi
cal handicaps an opportunity to de
velop motor skills, and build their
self image.
Over 300 volunteers helped with the
regional Special Olympics on Satur
day including several residents from
Perquimans County. Mr. and Mrs.
Cohen served edibles to the olympi
ans, and Ms. Deborah Coates and the
PCHS Art club spent the day painting
faces and arms. Kathy Ansink, TMH
teacher at PCHS, was this years'
events coordinator for the regional
games.
Congratulations to all the partici
pants.
Above Emmett Long Is teen buying some goods on Friday during the Perquimans County
Extension Homemakers' Share- In.
>r get turtner lniormauon, cau jea
lie Biggs at 426-5959 or Susan Harris
it 426-5307.
The Jaycees hope to provide a day
)f family fun. They request that no
ilcoholic beverages be brought into
ihe park.
Come on down on July 4th and cele
brate Independence Day with your
friends and neighbors in Missing Mill
Park.
Blanchard
convicted
The Hertford Police Department has
announced that Andrea Blanchard
plead guilty and was convicted on
charges of breaking and entering,
and larceny which resulted from a
robbery as Woodard's Drug Store in
February of this year.
Blanchard who was caught by
Chief Merritt, and Senior Patrolman
Timothy Spence during the robbery
on the roof of Woodard's Drug Store
has been awaiting a trial and sen
tencing since that time.
Blanchard was sentenced this
week in Perquimans County Superior
Court to eight years, 158 days in con
junction with the robbery of the drug
store.
Jail-a-thon
scheduled
The Perquimans County Cancer So
ciety will hold their annual Jail-a
thon, Thursday, May 21st, from 9:00
a.m. until 4:00 p.m at the Perqui
mans County Courthouse in Hertford.
For a donation of $25.00 or more
area residents will be able to have a
fellow citizen put under arrest.
The Hertford Police Department
and the Perquimans County Sheriff's
Department will be assisting the can
cer society with this project. For
more information concerning the
jail-a-thon contact Debbie Sutton at
426-5124.
Share-In
held Friday
Extension Homemakers's Week was
observed May 4th through the 10th in
North Carolina and in Perquimans
County.
The Perquimans County Home
makers' Extension Club marked this
observance on Friday, May 8th, from
11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. with exhib
its on the Court House Green in Hert
ford.
Although the weather did nothing
to co-operate members of the Behri
dere club didn't seem to mind.
Members of the club seemed in
good spirits as they peddled home
made ice cream, and other items to
passers by.
Read this
week's
"Catfish"
Hunter edition
    

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