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Students Come Through For MDA
Students at Kings Mountain Senior High did their bit for the
Muscular Dystrophy Association March 3-10 and garnered over
$12,000 In pledges from the c(»nmunlty.
liie 1879 total Is almost twice as much as the students raised in
1078 and last year’s fund-raiser earned KMSHS the record for the
state among high schools Involved in MDA projects.
Steve Baker, event director, said, "This year’s total of pledges
again places Kings Mountain Senior High students in the number
one position in North Carolina.’’
Projects included kldnap-a-teacher, pretty legs contest, faculty-
cheerleader basketball, pie-ln-the-face, bake sales, dunking
machine, water-bombing, free throw shooting, a walk-a-thon, bike-
a-thon, skateboard-a-thon, push-a-car, monopoly-a-thon, rork-a-
th<Hi and a dance-a-thon.
‘”rho response of the student body was overwhelming,’’ Baker
said. ‘”nie faculty and students accepted the challenge of giving a
maximum effort to raise money to help those who depend on the
more healthy for their hope.
‘"nie sacrifices and the demonstration of love of those involved in
the events made an impression that none close to the benefit will
soon forget,’’ Baker said.
Baker said the people of Kings Mountain and area should feel
fortunate to have such an outstanding group of young people living
In their midst.
“'They are absolutely the greatest you’ll find anywhere,’’ Baker
continued. "The faculty and students of Kings Mountain High
would like to thank all the parents. Individuals, business leaders
and organizations for their support, donations and help in making
this effort a highly successful one.”
All events took place at the senior high and special guests on Sat.,
Mar. 10 were Larry Strain, executive director of the Muscular
Dystrophy Association; Miss Wheelchair 1978 - Robin Heffner of
Mount Holly; Miss Wheelchair 1979 — Kay Barrier of Concord; Lyn
Arrowood of Charlotte and Mark Ledford of Kings Mountain.
kiMG9 mouhtmh mirror
VOL. 90 NO. 22
TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 1979
At Lake Planned
’Die City of Kings Mountain plans to initiate a con
struction program at Moss Lake to run from April 1
through September 30, 1979 foi^ recreational develop
Monday, Mayor John Moss appeared before the
Cleveland County Commissioners, at their request, to
answer questions about the project.
Mayor Moss said the city wants to employ at least 16
persons under the Comprehensive Employment
Training Act (CETA) of 1973 as a labor fore# to develop
recreation on lake sites.
‘"nwse workers will be charged with construction of
parking areas for vehicles, boat trailers, a picnic
shelter land a fishing pier for senior citizens," the
Moss aaid the city has on hand a $60,000 grant from
the US Department of Interior, division of Bureau of
Outdoor Recreation to go Into the project.
"We have also made application for an additional
$100,000 to the department of Interior,” the mayor said.
"And ar application for $40,414 to the department of
labor to pay the wages of the CETA workers we employ
for the project.”
The $60,000 BOR grant In hand will also be used for
wages and materials and construction, as will be the
$100,000 grant, should It be approved.
The recreational development of Moss Lake has been
In the planning stages for a couple of years, according
to the mayor, as studied and designed by Gardner
Gldley and Associates of Winston-Salem.
The construction projects as outlined by the mayor at
Monday’s county board meeting sue only a part of the
overall recreational devel<q>ment plan..
"We go fiW Know 4t tM# point how much of the actual
project the work force will be able to accomplish bet- <
ween April 1 and September 30,” Mayor Moss said, "but
we expect a good portion of the work to be completed.’!
Dr, Larry Sale
By TOM McIntyre
Dr. Larry Sale visited Kings
Mountain Thursday to remind
people about Gardner-Webb
College’s field-based continuing
education program here.
Speaking to the Kings Mountain
Rotary Club, Sale said, “Gardner-
Webb Is the only senior college in
Kings Mountain — and has been
since last August.”
In August 1978 G-W began offering
adult education courses Monday
through Thursday each week at the
senior high at night and according to
Dr. Sale "It’s clicking. We offer five
degree programs in the evenings
here. The college campus offers 14
degree programs. Our aim Is to see
that the field based operation will
soon offer the same 14 In the con
tinuing education field.”
Sale told Rotaiians he wanted to
discuss the word GOAL with them.
GOAL stands for Greater Op
portunity for Adult Learners.
“Continuing education Is a
growing enterprise all across the
nation," he said. "And higher
education Is changing significantly
in 1979. The classes of 18-22 year olds
has stabilized — and In some cases,
declined — but adult education,
older citizens going back to school. Is
Dr. Sale said part of the reason
Gardner-Webb selected Kings
Mountain as a site for a field-based
operation was because they saw the
growing need for more opportunity
for adults wanting to go back to
school. "Older adults going back to
school has become part of the
lifestyle,” Sale said.
Sale said that GOAL was
established as an academic
program specifically designed to
meet the needs of qualified
graduates of two-year Institutions
who desire to earn a Bachelor’s
degree In selected areas.
The evening classes were
scheduled to let these people take
advantage, since most of these
adults hold down regular jobs during
Gardner-Webb College currently
offers programs not only In Kings
Mountain, but on the Gardner-Webb
campus. Lincoln County and
Wcsfcrp fMedrnor* Community
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“The five baccalaureate
programs offered at the Kings
Mountain Center Include Early
Childhood Education (K-8), In
termediate Education (4-9),
Business Administration, Criminal
Justice and Human Services,” Dr.
There are currently 60 persons
enrolled In the evening courses In
Kings Mountain and a total of 188
have been enrolled since the
programs began last August.
“These students have all been
degree oriented,” Sale said. "And
we feel very good about the quality
of students and their grade averages
As part of the field-based
operation, Gardner-Webb also
makes available Its main campus
reference library and brings over
large amounts of reference
materials to be used In the local
Another area of continuing
education Gardner-Webb Is In
terested in expanding Is the special
courses taught in business and In
dustry to employes.
"Give me 10 of your employes and
we can initiate a course right there
In your offices or plant,” Sale said.
“We can help your employes In
crease their business and
manufacturing skills through these
courses. We've already had learning
experience labs at Foote Mineral
here and Fiber Industries In
Dr. Sale said the cost of tuition as
stated In the college brochure Is "not
necessarily the sticker price you
pay, not with the various education
aid grants available, so don’t let tlie
cost factor stop you from continuing
Another dimension of the GOAL
program Is non-semester credit
hours. Dr. Sale said these are
programs that are not done toward
any particular degree by the
Dr. Sale said despite the success of
the G-W field based operation In
Kings Mountain, "I find that many
people are still not there are college
courses avstilable here at night.
That's why I want anyone who
knows about It to tell two or three
other people they know. Gardner-
Webb Is providing the opportunity
and only the people can belellt by
Photo by Tom McIntyre
HOW DID THEY DO THAT? - From here it looks
like someone has erected a building around a stand of
trees, doesn’t it? But, this is only an illusion. Actuaily
what you are iooklng at is the new addition on the
Cleveland Ave. side of the Kings Mountain Community
Center. The bronze windows of the addition are to
refiect the harsh rays of the sun. At the same time the
windows serve as a mirror to reflect the scene across
the street, which is a stand of trees.
Prizes Offered For Posters
Wanted: entries in the Kings
Mountain Poster Contest sponsored
by the Kings Mountain Little
'Iheatre to publicize their upcoming
Blaster production. "The Robe.”
Mrs. Lisa Whitfield, publicity
chairman for Kings Mountain Little
'Dieatre, said that cash prizes of $10
for first place and $5 for second
place will be offered to Sunday
School classes submitting the best
poster advertising the April play.
Deadline for poster entries is
Tues.. March 20 and judges will be
Wilson Griffin. Dr. Steve Bailey,
Mrs. Aubrey Mauney, play director,
and Mrs. Whitfield.
The poster must state that the
IGngs Mountain Little Theatre will
present “The Robe" by John
McGreevy from the novel by Lloyd
C. Douglas, under direction of Mrs.
Aubrey Mauney, on April 6, 6, 7 at 8
p.m. and on April 8 at 3 p.m. In Park
Grace Auditorium and that ad
mission is free.
Wofford Concert On Friday
The Wofford College Glee Club
and Mixed Ensemble, under the
direction of Dr. Victor Bllanchone,
will present a concert Friday, on
their annual Spring Tour at B.N.
Barnes Auditorium at 8 p.m.
The concert Is free and sponsored
by Central United Methodist
Composed of some 36 men. the
Glee Club will sing selections from
both sacred and secular music. The
Glee Club's repertoire Includes
"Brothers Sing On " by Grelg;
"Gratlas Aglmus Tlbl” (We Give
Thanks to Thee) by Hassler;
"Wondrous Love” arr. by
Christiansen; "Stopping by Woods
on a Snowy Evening” by Thompson;
"Old Man Noah” arr. by Bar
tholomew; "There Is Nothin’ Like a
Dame” by Rodgers; and "The
Creation" by Richter.
The Ensemble and Glee c;iub will
join In singing selections by Bach,
Faure, Vaughn-Wllllams. and
Dlstler. The Ensemble Is composed
of a selected number of Glee Club
members, Wofford and Converse
coeds who perform popular songs
complete with choreography.
A long history of excellence in
musical performance has followed
the Wofford College Glee Club since
1894 when It was founded. The
Spring Tour has become an annual
event and In recent years the Glee
Club has performed In New Orleans,
Atlanta, Jacksonville. Nashville,
CSiarlotte, Charleston, and Miami.
Steve Boggan of Kings Mountain,
son of Central United Methodist
Pastor Bob Boggan and Mrs.
Boggan, is a member of the Glee
They’ll Become Rock ’n Rollers
Residents at Kings Mountain
Convalescent Center will be rocking
and rolling on March 30th during the
national Rock 'n Roll Jamboree to
help raise funds for the American
Patients In 29 member homes of
the North Carolina Health Care
Facilities Association raised $1&.4,’>8
TTie national Jamboree goal In
1979 is $1.26 million. The Heart
Association uses the money for
research, community programs and
public and professional education.
Mrs. Sharon Stiles, of the local
Center, said that Jamboree events
will be coordinated by the local staff
and volunteers with the Kings
Mountain He.srt Fund nf w hich .Mien
IS ii:ru>',.>n Mlu sa,,i Hial
local patients are seeking sponsors
for .lamboree evenis whicli will
include lurking in 1 I' d's ii-i;!- u
wheelchairs, and walking. For
Jamboree purposes, the mile has
been shortened to 100 feet. Sponsors
donate money for minutes spent
rocking and miles rolled or walked.
"The Rock 'n Roll Jamboree Is an
ideal project for nursing home
ivitients.'' said Mrs. Stiles, who said
"It .-nahles them to play a major
nile in an inifiortant community
..,•1X11^ iiiat benefits the nation"