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THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 1983 - KINGS MOUNTAIN, NOF ‘8
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Photo by Gary Stewart
jail-a-thon. Volunteers raised over $11,000 for
. the Cancer Society. For more photos, turn to
Volunteers raised $11,617.88
for the Cleveland County Unit
of the American Cancer Society
in last week’s jail-a-thon at the
old First Union National Bank
Building in downtown Kings
Mountain. The goal was
Despite an eight-inch snowfall
which fell during the day Thurs-
termed the jail-a-thon “very suc-
Off-duty Kings Mountain and
Cleveland County policemen ar-
rested 117 people and took them
into kangaroo court, where they
were tried and all found guilty
by some of the most
dishonorable judges in Cleveland
Cancer Society officials
117 ‘Jailbirds’ Arrested
$11,617 For Cancer
The judges questioned the
outlaws on their knowledge of
cancer’s seven warning signals
and learned if they were
smokers, chewers or snuff dip-
pers. Persons with cigarettes on
their possession were given addi-
Bails were set from $50 to
$200. After being booked and
photographed, the prisoners
were placed in jail, where they
got on the telephone and sought
pledges to equal their amount of
bail. Most of the jailbirds raised
more than their bail.
“We exceeded all expecta-
tions,” said Darrell Austin, co--
‘chairman of the event along
with Jerry King. “Everybody in-
volved really did a super job.
“We appreciate the coopera-
tion of the businesses, industries
and individuals,” he continued.
“The response was absolutely
‘The majority of the pledge
money was turned in during the
two-day event, Persons. who
have not collected all of their
pledges are urged to do so by
April 10 and take the money to
Elaine Grigg at First Union Na-
tional Bank, or mail the checks
to Mrs. Grigg at First Union Na-
tional Bank, P.O. Box 352,
Kings Mountain, N.C. 28086.
This Easter celebrate by worshiping the
“I was glad when they
Charged With Forgery
Jerry Franklin Ledford, 34, of
410 Scotland Drive, Kings
Mountain, was charged Monday
with two counts of forgery by
the Kings Mountain Police
year term. He led the ticket in a
three-person battle for two
inside<city board seats in the
1981 fall election.
The board has not yet acted
on Ledford’s resignation. He
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resigned in a letter to Superinten- Bi)
dent Bill Davis.
Davis said the board has not
decided whether or not to ap-
point someone to Ledford’s seat.
said unto me, Let us go
into the house of the
Lord together at your House of Worship.
Share the Easter joy with those you love.
Experience the rebirth!
The warrants allege that the
forgeries took place while Led-
ford was employed by the Kings
Mountain Country Club.
Ledford i isa es me ber.
operate Wi : :
board and let citizens run for the
remaining four years of
_ resigne Fon school board posi-
tion on Tues., Mar. 15 after serv-
The annual community-wide
Easter Sunrise Service, ' spon-
sored by the Kings Mountain
Ministerial Association, will be
held Sunday at 6 a.m. in the
Veteran’s Park at Mountain
Dr. Tom Patterson, pastor of
Macedonia Baptist Church, will
deliver the sermon. Jeff Jones,
Minister of Music at Kings
Mountain Baptist Church, will
lead the special music.
Other pastors participating
will be Rev. Allen Jolly and Dr.
Joel Jenkins of First Baptist
Church, Rev. Leroy Cox of East
Gold Wesleyan Church, Rev.
Gerry Davis of Temple Baptist
Church, Rev. Harwood Smith of
St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church,
and Rev. Mrs. Pruella Kilgore.
Members of Boy Scout Troop
91 of St. Matthew’s Lutheran
Church will serve as ushers.
An offering will be taken to be
used in the Ministerial Associa-
tion’s chaplaincy program at
- Kings Mountain Hospital.
The public is invited to attend
the service. In case of rain, the
service will be cancelled.
Tenebrae Service Set
First Presbyterian Church has
scheduled special Holy Week
services Thursday and Friday.
Maundy Thursday commu-
nion will be observed Thursday
night. The church sanctuary will
be open from 7 p.m. until 8:30,
during which time worshippers
may come to the sanctuary to
meditate. Rev. Eric Faust will
take groups of 12 into the chapel
to participate in the Lord’s Sup-
The annual Good Friday
Tenebrae Service will be held
Friday at 7:30 p.m. This service
retraces the last few days of
Christ’s life on Earth, leaving
him in the tomb. The service will
regress from light to darkness,
symbolic of the rejection Christ
The public is invited to atten
Communion, Sunrise Set
Dizon Presbyterian Church
has slated special Holy Week ser-
vices this week.
A Maundy Thursday commu-
nion service will be held Thurs-
day at 7 p.m. in the church sanc-
Easter Sunrise services will be
held Sunday at 6 a.m. at the
Wells Cemetery. It is located on
the property of John Lewis
Hughes, one-fourth of a mile
past the church on Dixon School
Road. In case of bad weather,
the service will be held at the
Following the Sunrise service,
a breakfast will'be held in the
church fellowship hall.
Rev. Graham Wood, pastor,
will lead both services. The
public is invited to attend.
First Baptist To Sing
The Adult Choir of First Bap-
tist Church, Kings Mountain
will present the Easter musical,
“Joy Comes In The Morning”
Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Mt. Olive Baptist Church in
the Compact Community will
have a special Sunrise Prayer
Service Sunday from 5 a.m. until
This musical by David Danner
uses drama and songs to portray
the hope the Christian has in this
life because of the life, death,
and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
6:30 a.m. Breakfast will be serv-
ed from 6:30 until 7:15. Sunday
School will be held from 7:15 un-
til 7:45 and a special Easter pro-
‘The entire choir will dress in
biblical costumes. Place of
presentation is the church
fellowship hall. Everyone is
welcome to attend.
gram will be held from 7:45 until
8:45. Morning Norsiip will be at
Easter Cantata Slated
The Kings Mountain Church
of God Select Choir will sing the
Easter cantata “Worthy is the
Lamb” Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
and Sunday at 6 p.m. The public
is invited to both services.
Maundy Thursday Communion Set
Central United Methodist
Church will observe Maundy
Thursday communion service
Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The
, public is invited to attend.
ing just over one year of his six-
Pipe Purchase Okayed
‘City commissioners approved
the purchase of $9,460 worth. of
water and sewer pipe during a
brief meeting Monday night at
the Governmental Services
The pipe will be purchased
from Pump and Lighting Com-
pany of Charlotte.
The city awarded the bids
without waiting the normal 30
days to receive bids. Mayor John
Photo by Gary Stewart
BIG SNOWMAN - Ralph Sampson has nothing on Frosty the
Snowman, who was constructed last Thursday by Michael
Wilson. Tracy Clary. and Laura Howell (left to right) and the
Wilson home on Temple Street. Frosty measures seven feet. 8%
inches. An estimated eight to 10 inches of snow fell on Kings
Mountain Thursday. but Frosty and other area snowmen
quickly melted away as the temperatures rose above freezing
Henry Moss and Water Depart-
ment Superintendent Walt Ollis
said the companies that bid on
the pipe had told the city their
costs would increase by about
seven percent in April.
In other action Monday, the
of bids for two new police cars.
Only one bid was received
through the first advertisement.
* Authorized re-advertisement
of bids for surfacing and re-
surfacing of streets. Only two
bids were received through the
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Robert Everett Fleming, 62,
of Spectrum Road, Kings Moun-
tain, died Saturday at Kings
A Spartanburg County, S.C.,
native, he was the son of Bertha
Skinner Fleming of Kings
Mountain and the late
He was president and co-
owner of C&C Scrap Iron and
Metal Gompany, a veteran of
World War II and a member of
Patterson Grove Baptist
In addition to his mother, he is
survived by his wife, Mae Hipp
Fleming; and two sisters, Mrs.
Clyde (Virl), Conner and Mrs.
Herman (Betty) Cash, both of
He is also survived by one grand-
son, Mike Hinson of Kings
Services were conducted Mon-
day at 3:30 p.m. at Patterson
Grove Baptist Church by the
Rev. Richard Plyler and the
Rev. R.L. McGaha. Burial was
in Mountain Rest Cemetery.
Memorials may be made ‘to
Patterson Grove Baptist