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Page 8B-KINGS MOUNTAIN HERALD-Thursday. December 22, 1983
Don’t Forget Real Meaining Of Christmas
Every Christmas people do not realize the purpose of this nisi
precious holiday. It 1s usually taken for granted that Christ was born
on Christmas Day. Who really thinks about this during this special
time? People somehow forget about the religious thought. By means of
giving and receiving gifts we add to this advantage. Just think, if 1
weren't for the birth of Jesus, what would this holiday be?
Christmas trees, Santa Claus, and presents all add to the enjoyment,
but a prayer and thought adds a bit more. Why do we get tangled up
into the busyness? People shopping, the stores are filled with discon:-
fort. Christmas needs to be the time to settle down and relax. and
reminisce of the Christmas before — a time to be with vour tanh and
share the love vou have for then.
What about people who aren’t as fortunate as vou? 1 hese people do
not get to have the pleasure of dehghtful foods or the fun of ervinge and
receiving. During this Christmas | know there are many people who
By Rainey Haigler
aren’t as fortunate as I. My heart reaches out to those who don’t have
the things I do. For example, my mother came home one day looking
through a catalog at the toys. 1 became confused and started asking
questions about this strange sensation I felt. I knew no one in our fami-
ly was little any more. As our conversation began, she told me she
knew about a family who could not afford to buy gifts for their
children and she then discussed the hardships that this family had en-
dured. Tears began (0 roll down my face one after another. My mother
and my stepfather were the ones in charge of getting these gifts for this
particular family. There Sunday school class raised the money for
these less fortunate people.
At least there are people who care for innocent families. In this same
example Kings Mountain Senior High School has accomplished help
for others by gathering canned goods for needy fanilies. Thanks for all
the time and effort that all those people mvolved have given during
this special time of the year. To all I wish vou a very Merry Christnias!
Local residents attended the
Life Of Georgia Christmas party
Saturday night at Holiday Inn
Enjoying the festivities were
Tom and Barbara Tindall, 1.C.
and Wanza Davis, Tommy and
Judy Vaden, and Dr. and Mrs.
Blake Whirter and daughter,
Gina, ‘of Shelby, formerly of
Tom Tindall has retired after
35 years with the company.
Gina Tindall and her parents
entertained the group with
Christmas carols and favorites.
In Air Force
Tracy L. Sherrill, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Rick Sherrill, of 1202
Pamela Drive, Shelby, has
enlisted in the U.S. Air Force.
Airman Sherrill, a 1981
graduate of Shelby High School,
joined under the Air Force's
Delayed Enlistment Program
(DEP), which allows him to ac-
cumulate time in the Air Force
Reserve until he enters active
duty on March 20.
Sergeant Ted Isenhour, Air
Force recruiter in Gastonia
stated that Airman Sherrill suc-
cessfully completed a series of
tests which qualified him for the
Administrative Aptitude field
Of Valiant; Usher? “: /
Marine Cpl. Stephen G. Reel,
son of Alvin R. and Carolyn K.
Reel of Route 3, Bessemer City,
N.C., recently participated in ex-
ercise “Valiant Usher 84-2.”
He is a member of Battalion
Landing Team 374, 31st Marine
Amphibious Unit, Marine Corps
Air Station Kaneohe Bay,
Approximately 1800 Marines
and Sailors of the 31st Marine
Amphibious Unit were involved
in the unilateral amphibious ex-
ercise that was conducted
November 4-8, 1983, in the
Lancelin Army Training:-Area of
Marine Master Sgt., Robert R.
Rockholt, a 1959 graduate of
Bessemer City High School,
Bessemer City, N.C., has
reported for duty with 3rd Force
Service Support Group, on
Marine Pfc. Michael T. Pace,
son of Dainn N. Jackson of
route 3, Bessemer City, N.C.,
has reported for duty at Marine
Corps Air Station, Kaneohe Bay,
through the snow
to wish you the
oin us, as we fill the air with a joyful hymn and
ayer of peace and good will for all. We sing out
our thanks to you, dear friends, and pray that you will
be blessed with happiness and harmony this festive season.
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