Becaaie of the hoUdayi, the
MIrror-HeraM will publlih
oely oae edltloa next week,
appearinc on aewiitandi
Wedneiday mernlng, Dec. 28.
Advertlalng deadline la
Friday at 4 p.m. and newa
deadUne la Monday at S p.m.
Genral Manager Darrell
Auatin ezpreaaed appreciation
to all advertlaera and readera
far their cooperatlaii.
kinG9 MOUMTWtl MIRROR
THURSDAY. DECEMBER 22, 1977
PUTTING IN ORDERS - SanU CUua paid a aneak viait to Klnga Mountain
today to take laat-minute ordera for Saturday night. Two lovely young ladiea
made aure he got their requeata In |dwto at left ia Ann Marie Sandera,
daughter of Mr. and Mra. Steve Sandera, who ia fond of aome candy Santa
Photoa by Gary Stewart
brought aiong. At right, Suaan Bums, daughter of Mr. and Mra. Frank Bums,
whispers her requests into Santa’s ear. Santa said he has his sleigh packed
and is ready to go.
Downtown Stores Buzzing
KMers Preparing For Oiristmas
Kkiga Mountain citlaans were busy this
week preparing for Christmas
Retail stores bulgsd with patrons this
week, as citisena kept busy at completing
shopping Hats and merchants antldpste
another bu«y throe days, today, Friday
and Chrlatmas Eve before the Chriatmaa
Holidaya began for many cltlsans of the
aiea last weekend, and a largo number
will be free of regular duties unto Jan. 1.
School children were diamiaaed at the
end of the day on Tuesday for a long
Some buainesaes and offices wiU ob
serve a holiday on Mon., Dec. M, in
cluding the City of Kings MounUin and
aome downtown merchants
MkJorlty of Klnge Motmtaln reUU
stores are open untO ItW p. m. with
wfll observe the regular closing schedule.
Most industrial firms are already
enioying a week’s holiday, and with pay,
including Neiaco, Pauline Mill,
BurUngton Industries, Phenix Plant,
Sadie Cotton Mills, and Minette MUls.
Other firms closing thla weekend for
the holiday are Kings Yams, Kinmont,,
Mauney Hosiery Mills, Cleveland'
Lyn-Tex Inc., Ideal Hosiery and Ruppe,
Shorter holidaya will be observed by
Park Yam MiUs, which closes at 11 p. m.
Friday and reopens with the third shift at
11 p. m. on Mon, Dec. 26, and Duplex and
Grover Industries, which closes Friday
and Monday for the holiday.
Chestnut Ridge Baptuf Chureh
congregation gave their pastor and wlfo.
Rev. and Mrs. MltcheU Pniitt, a unl«M
’Ihs 400 membnrs, on recommendation
;artlia Board of deacons, have preaantad
.Ihs new chirch paiaonage to tbs coupio
for life moanliM that In event of death at
.elUier of the Pruitts, the remalaiag
partner woidd still have a home for Ufa.
"We are indeed fortunate and moat
Mataful,” said Rev. Pruitt, hi his 141k
year as pastor of the chwch. ‘"Ilie Lord
lias greatly blessed us and our
Ibs PruitU came to Kings Mountain la
JuiM^ll64 from Mt. Whllaker BapHal
Qaatfo of Blacksburg, 8. C. ’Ihoy are
nativas of ShWhy.
Oirlng Iho Pruitt Isadsnbip, the
church has conduetsd a massive building
and ranovatlon program, has eon-
siructed the aU-room brick paieenago,
bidlt a second lOOeeat audltorium-
sasaetunry with fun 0sommt and
oonstnictad a foDowaMp hall and Sunday
EA’TON OIVBS ’TOYg ’TO NEEDY — Plant officials of
Baton Cotporalion are pictired presantlng 71
stockings full of toys for needy area cbilihen to Mayor
John Henry Moss for distribution to the Toys for ’Tots
prowam. ’The stockings wore left from the annual
to area nasdy in Grover. From laft, Psrsonnal
Manager Joa RobiUard, Haywood Homaslay, CharUo
Mom, Gonmal Managir John JMaJors and Mayor
An unidentified flying ob
ject was sighted in the Nor
thern United SUtes this
morning and Is reportedy
traveling mtb toward Kings
According to reports, the
UFO resembled a slegh Uled
with toys, driven by a let,
jolly old man and eight
reindeer, one of which hae a
bright red nose.
At the pace they’re
traveling, it’s eetimatod
they’U reach Kings Mountain
sometime around Saturday
night or Sunday morning.
Services Are Set
Christmas Day serviem at Kings
Mountain arm churchm Sunday will
celebrate the birthday of Christ
At least two Kings Mountain churches
have arranged special musical programs
for Sunday morning.
Oak Grove Baptist Chwch has planned
a 10 a. m. cantata, "Down From His
Glory,” by John W. Peterson for the only
service of the day, according to Rev
Russell Hinton, pastor. ’The church choir,
wfll sing the cantoU, under the dlreetion
of Bobby Webeter, with Mrs. Bobby
Webster at the organ and Mrs. Russell
Hinton at piano. Narrator for the pageant
wfll be Willard Boylm and fmtured as
soloisu wlU be Mrs. OUie Jo Rom, Mrs.
Betty Ware, Mrs. Marty Southards and
’Ihe Chancel Choir of St Matthew’s
Lutheran Church wiU sing the cantata,
“Noel, Nod,” at die Sunday morning
warship hour at 11 o’clock. Mrs. Richard
McGfainis is directing the program and
Mrs. L, E. Hinnant is organist.
Several churchee wlil have ab
breviated schedulm on Sutxlay.
’Ihere wiU be no Sunday School at First
Presbyterian and Dixon Presbyterian
Churches. Coffee and doughnuts wiU be
served from 10;M to 11 a. m. in the
recreation building at First Presbyterian
Church and a short worship service will
be held in the eanctuary from 11 to ll:M
a. m. All other Sunday activitim wiU be
At Dixon Proabyterian Chirch an
informal service win be beldatt:l$a. m.
with Rev. Olin Whitener, pmtor, to bring
are plaimed by four Kings Moiaitaln
congregations Saturday night.
At St. Matthew’s Lutheran,
Resurrection Lutheran and First
Presbyterian Churchm the traditional
serviem wfll be hdd at 11 p m. Com-
mimion services wiU be held by both
First Presbyterian and Rmurrection
Boyce Memorial ARP Church wlU have
a traditional Christmas Eve service at
7:30 p. m. with special music by the
choirs, under direction of Trip McGill,
with meditation by Dr. Charim Edwards.
Chancel and Junior Choirs of St.
Matthew’s Lutheran Chwch will present
a Christmas Musicale on Christmas Eve,
featuring carota, with Mrs. L. E. Htonant
at the organ and Mrs. Richard McGinttls
directiiig. Dr. L. Glenn Clonlnger wiU
give a Christmas meditation. ’The church
wfll be directed for Christmas with two
Deal WlU sing “O Holy Night” and the
Choirs of the church wfll present
Chriatiiuts anthems at the candlelight
communion service at Resurrection
iiUtheran Church. Mrs. Aubrey Mauney
wfll be organist and Donald Deal wlU
direct the choirs. Rev. Glen Boland wiU
fond the commuoton meditation and the
church w!!’ V decorated with candles
snu t'aditions'i ^ceenery.
Mrs. Judy Whisnant wfll be featured as
soprano soloist in the spedal music to be
presented by choirs of First Presbyterian
Church at the 11 p. m. service which wiU
fmture Holy Conununion. Rev. Gary
Bryant will lead the meditatiM and the
church wfll be decorated with two
Chriamon trees and traditioiial greenery.
Prior to the program, young people of the
church wUl stage a live nativity scene
from 8 until 11 p. m. on the front lawn of
the diurch on King Street.
A Living Manger Scene wUl be
presented by youth people of First
Presbyterian Church on Christmas Eve
from 8 until 11 p m.
’The scenewiU be reermted on the front
lawn of the church on King Street for the
benefit of all who pass by to remtaid them
of God’s gift to us at Christmas.
Various young people of the church wUl
take the role of characters at the manger
on the day Christ was born.
Su Luke*8 Christmas Story
For Unto You Is
And it came to pam in those days, that
there went out a decree from Caesar
AiMustus, that all the world should be
And this taxing was first made when
Cyrenius was governor of Syria.
And all wmt to be taxed, every one into
hk own dty.
And Joseph also went up from Galilee,
out of the dty of Namreth, Into Judm,
laUo the city of David, which la called
Bethlehem (becaum be was of the house
mid linea* of David).
’To be Umd with Mary his espoused
wile, being grmt with child.
And so It was, that, while they were
there, the days ware aooompllahed that
she should be daUvarad.
And she brought forth her firatborn
eon, and srrappod him In ssraddling
clothes, and laid him in a mangar;
bacaum there was no room for them ia
And there wore In ihe same oouatry
shsifliards abidii« in the Sold, kesplag
watch over their flock by night.
And, lo, the angal of the Lord came
upon them, and tbs glory of the Lord
For unto you is born this day in the dty
of David a Saviour, which is Christ the
And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye
shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling
clothes, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel
a multitude of the heavenly host praising
God, and saying.
Glory to God In the highest, and on
earth peace, good wlil toward mea
thing which the Lord bath made known
Mary end Joseph and the babe lying In a
And when they bad sem it, they made
known abroad the saying which was told
And aU that board it wondarod at those
Ihinga which wore told thorn by the
And the angol said unto them, Faar
not; for, bahoM, I briiM you good tUtaMs
of groat joy. which ahaU bo to all pooplo.
pondarOd them In her haart
And the shophards returned, glorifying
and praising God for sU the things that