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The 1983 edition of the
Bethware Community Fair will
open on September 13th and run
of Miss Laura Southards, 5th grade student at Bethware School.
will reign as Little Miss Bethware Fair. She is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry B. Blanton of Kings Mountain.
Laura is active in G.A.'s and childrens choir at Oak Grove
Baptist where she attends. Her interests include sports,
i needlework, and music. She was recognized for “Best Perfor-
through Saturday, September
17th at the Bethware School
mance” at a recent piano recital.
Mrs. Fred Southards, Sr. and the late M. Southards of Kings
; : She is the grand-daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stokes Wright.
i Mountain, and Mrs. Vangie Blanton of Connelly Springs.
The fair has been in existance
for 36 years and features farm
and home exhibits, school crafts,
farm machinery, livestock, and
exhibits from local organiza-
Miss Sandi Watterson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Watter-
son will reign as the Senior Miss Bethware Fair for the 1983 edi-
tion of the fair.
Currently, Miss Watterson is a Senior Class President at
Kings Mountain High School. She is also Beta Club Vice Presi-
dent and an active member in the National Honor Society.
FCA and the High School Band. She is also a member of Oak
Grove Baptist Church where she serves as pianist for the adult
After high school, Sandi plans to attend college to study
This is the second year that
the fair will run four days, and
there will be two days termed
family days. On Tuesday and
Thursday armbands may be pur-
chased that enable the wearer to
ride as many times as he or she
wishes for the one price of $5.00.
Opening time each day will be 4
p.m. Tues., 4 p.m. Wed., | p.m.
Thurs., 3 p.m. Fri., | p.m. Sat.
All exhibitors are requested to
ethware Fair Opens September 13th
bring exhibits on Monday from
5 until 8 p.m. and Tuesday from
10 a.m. until 8 p.m. All exhibits
will be judged on Wednesday,
Sept. 14th and will be released on
Saturday, Sept. 17th at 7 p.m.
Jack Harmon is president of
the Bethware Progressive Club
and Stokes Wright is fair
manager. Magic Midways will
be featured on the midway.
DeAnn Blanton Breaks
DeAnn Blanton of Athens,
Ga., broke a state record which
had stood since 1975 in the
Southeastern United States Zone
Swimming Competition in
Winter Haven, Fla., last
The 12-year-old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt Blanton
Jr., formerly of Kings Mountain,
won first place in the 100 meter
She recently set four records
in the City-County Swimming
Championships in Athens, winn-
ing the girls 50-free, 100-free,
50-back and 100-individual
DeAnn is the granddaughter
of Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt Blanton
of Kings Mountain.
tative Joseph B. Roberts, III of
Gaston County has been ap-
pointed to the North Carolina
Criminal Code Revision Study
Committee by House Speaker
Liston B. Ramsey.
The committee was establish-
ed by the 1983 General
Assembly to review and recom-
mend revisions to update the
criminal laws of the State.
Roberts, a Gastonia attorney,
represents Gaston and Lincoln
counties in the 44th House
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