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MONDAY, DECEMBER 24,1984
Christmas Eve services ‘at
. NUMErous Kings Mountain area
churches will highlight the com-
munity’s celebration of the Birth
of Christ. 2
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gregations
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~ Presbyterian - St. Matthew’s
Lutheran and ‘Resurrection Sa
Lutheran churches plan 11 p.m.
‘Candlelight services with special 2
music by the Choirs of the: :
_ church and communion services
at First Presbyterian and Resur- :
or ‘Communion service where Dr.
anim
: with. children may take part
the worship service. “What, bet-
Paul's United ‘Methodist Chur-
ches. John Wesley’s Covenant
~ Service will be used as the con-
celebrate the
year and will
culminate with Holy Commu-
nion.
~ First Presbyterian Church will
: hold two services on Christmas
Eve - one at 5 p.m. to accom- g
modate families with small
children who mea
y be unable to
attend the later ervice, and the
11 pm. traditional candlelight
Fau
in order that tamil
ter emphasis for our children,
Christmas Eve with the family
of God. What better way to
prepare for the Christmas: Eve
supper, than to share in this ser-
er he said. :
Young people of East Side
§ Baptist Church will present “The
Nativity” as the. Christmas Eve
Claus will distribut treats after
wards in the church fellowship
i hall. ‘Rev.
aid
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‘Dale
Sa En oly : &
ristmes” ‘will Pe held at Tr
kas ty. Episcopal Church at 6:30 p.m.
Christmas carols, special music
by various members of the con-
Beware Of Con Artists
Warning to Kings Mountain
women-watch out for flim flam
artists this season.
This is the plea of the Kings
Mountain Police Department
who are investigating complaints
by a Kings Mountain area
woman that she lost $4100 from
and Catherine
Christmas list.
SANTA'S ON HIS WAY Christmas is just around the corner
and boys and girls all over Kings Mountain are anxiously
awaiting the arrival of St. Nick. Here, Bethany Jimison, left
Champion tell Santa what's on their
an exterminating company over
the past four years and on Dec.
11th lost $1500 in cash to a man
claiming to be James Wilkinson,
Jr., representative of Tri State
Services Company of Rock Hill,
S.C, who had told her that
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of Rock Hill, S.C., with whom
she had a contract for house ex-
terminating, owed = her. some
money for “structural damages.”
Det. Richard Reynolds said
there is no such exterminating
company and the man who rip-
ped off the senior citizen gave a
false name and company.
According to investigation by
Det. Reynolds and Det. Jerry
White of Cleveland County
Sheriff’s Department, the man
representing himself as James
Wilkinson, Jr., a representative
of Tri State Services Company,
told the woman that his com-
pany had purchased the former
Home Car Exterminating Co.,
with whom she had signed a four
year contract to exterminate her
home. Wilkinson said that the
company owed $1700 to the
KM woman for structural
damages but that the old com-
pany had issued a joint check in
the name of the Kings Mountain
lady and a Shelby man who he
said he would have to get to co-
sign the check. The KM woman
signed the check, went to the
bank with the man, and drew
$1500 from her savings account,
expecting the man to return later
in the day after he got a
signature on the check. The man
has not been seen and won't be
seen, according to police.
According to Det. Reynolds,
senior citizens are targets of flim
flam artists who may still be
working this area. Reynolds said
he had been told by Rock Hill,
S.C. police that flim flam artists
had ripped off many elderly
citizens in that area and some
had even signed over their pro-
perty to them in what he called a
“slick operation”
Lt. Reynolds said police are
looking for the suspect and
would appreciate any help from
any other citizens who may have
been contacted by any in-
dividual representing Tri State
Services Exterminators, which
does not exist. The police need a
car tag number or any informa-
tion.
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On. Sunday
KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA
~ what better time, on such a busy
“evening than to come aside or
~ for worship, what better time for
~ those alone, than than to join on
gregation, and Service of Holy
Communion will be included in
the service. The service will be
by candlelight. Rev. Thomas
Hudson of Rock Hill, S.C. will
lead the service and the public is
invited to attend.
“The traditional Candlelight
Communion service will begin at
11 p. m. Christmas Eve at Resur-
rection Lutheran church where
the sanctuary will be decorated
with two Chrismon trees and
grapevine wreaths. Rev. Phillip
Squire will eg | the service of Fats
afternoon
members of the Resurrection
congregation decorated the
church and later in the evening
held a White Christmas party,
presenting gifts to the Lutheran
Home ‘at Hickory. Choir
members also caroled in the
neighborhood. :
St. Matthew’s Lutheran
Church traditional 11 p.m.
Candlelight service on Christmas
Eve will feature Christmas an-
thems by the Senior Choir,
under direction of Mrs. Richard
McGinnis; the Junior Choir
under direction of Mrs. Jeff
Mauney. Mrs. L.E. Hinnant will
be organist for the program of
carols and special music. Rev.
Harwood Smith will lead the ser-
vice, to which the community is
invited to attend. The Lutheran
sanctuary will be decorated on
Sunday with live greenery and
Christmas red poinsettias
presented in memory and in
honor of friends and loved ones
by members of the congregation.
The altar will be decorated with
26 red poinsettias, flanked by
Chrismon trees and centered by
an Advent wreath.
The Christmas Eve Union Ser-
vice at Central United Methodist
Church is the first time that area
Methodists have joined for a
Christmas Eve worship service
and is a continuation of their
Bicentennial Celebration. Com-
bined choirs from the several
churches will present special
music, with Mrs. Linda Dixon at
the organ. Rev. Larry Puryear,
pastor of Grace United
Methodist Church, Rev. Lyn
Sorrells, pastor of El Bethel
Hoey Memorial ‘United
Methodist Churches. Rev.
Dewey Smith, pastor of Galilee-
St. Paul Methodist Churches
and Rev. George Auman, pastor
of Central United Methodist
Church, will lead the service.
Rev. Mr. Sorrells will present the
meditation.
The sanctuary of Central
United Methodist Church is two
Chrismon trees with green
wreaths at the windows and can-
dles at each pew and on the
altar.
The traditional Christmas Eve
service at Boyce Memorial ARP
Church will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Special music by the choirs will
be featured.
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The City of Kings Mounisin and Kings Mottin resident James.
“Hank” Plonk have been sued for a total of $21 million over a house
fire on December 20, 1982 which claimed the lies of two. small
children and seriously burned their mother.
Nancy Sue Martin of Kings Mountain, through Aries Roel,
- Forbes of Gastonia, filed the suits in Gastonia Superior Court: |
‘Thursday-two years to the day after the fatal fire.
Mrs. Martin’s two children, three-year-old Melissa: Lynn Martin, :
nd 14-month-old Connie Sue Martin, along with ‘Mrs. Martin's
boyfriend, Conley Payne of Bessemer City, died in the house fire at i
~ 504 Broad Street. Melissa Lynn Martin was revived briefly by Kings
Mountain fireman Frank Burns and was on a respirator for six days in
1982.
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of the home by Payne, was burned over 50 percent of her body.
Mrs. Martin asks $2 million in actual damages and $5 million in
punitive damages i in each of the three suits.
The suits cliree that Mr. Plonk, who owned the house which Mrs.
Martin was renting, supplied Mrs. Martin with a “faulty” heater and ;
the City of Kings Mountain supplied £as to the hone “knowing the : i
heater was faulty.”
The suits ask for jury trials.
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; schools, clubs and individuals -
will probably set a record this
year for Christmas-season giving
to the needy.
The Kings
Ministerial Association year-
round sponsored Food Bank,
which had been operating in the
“red” recently because of lack of
3 donations, was getting contribu-
tions from many people led by
heavy contributions of cans of
food and staple items from Kings
Mountain school children.
Kings Mountain Fire Depart-
ment is distributing toys to at
least 250 Kings Mountain
children today and tomorrow
and on Thursday volunteer
firemen distributed food baskets
to members of the Senior
Citizens Aging Program at the
Depot.
Ministers of the community
have been ringing bells in the
shopping centers and downtown
for several weeks in an effort to
co receive donations for needy
families this Christmas and to
help families with fuel and food
year round.
Nurses on North Station at
Kings Mountain Hospital had
collected boxes of canned food
and staple items on Thursday
and Friday for contribution to
the Kings Mountain Food Bank
and students at Central School
had collected over 800 cans of
food in a project spearheaded by
the Student Council.
At Kings Mountain Senior
High, the Student Council, in
cooperation with the Interclub
Council, sponsored a food collec-
tion and over 20 clubs par-
ticipated in the effort to gather
hundreds of cans of food for the
needy to be distributed in the
KM Food Bank. Patrick
Hamrick headed up the project.
Other KMHS clubs, in addi-
tion to participating in the food
drive, sponsord individual pro-
jects. Fellowship of Christian
Athletes sent a contribution to
the hungry of Ethiopia and
members of the French Club
adopted one family and provided
$250 worth of food, other staple
items, and clothes.
Members of the Key Club and
Keywenettes caroled at the
Kings Mountain Convalescent
Center and took gifts and
members of the Masqueraders in
the Drama Club sang carols on
Radio Station WKMT. Students
in Food Service prepared a
Mountain
regular basis in the |
Economics Department kit -
and members of the Beta Chi
adopted a family for Christmas
and provided food for them.
Members of the National Honor
Society conducted a school-wide
drive for Toys for Tots which
they took to the local fire station
for distribution by firemen to the
needy.
Students conducted the
various projects after school and
this meant much to them,
because they were giving a
Christmas gift of themselves and
it came from the heart”, said Stu-
dent Council Advisor Anita
Campbell.
At West School some of the
elementary students adopted a
family and mothers in ‘the
Parent-Teacher Organization
played Santa to the teachers and
served them a Christmas lun-
cheon in the Library while the
students were supervised by
other PTO mothers in the school
cafeteria.
Most clubs in town provided
Christmas cheer to the needy as
did churches, and Santa had
many helpers this year.
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Burning
Of Leaves
Unlawful
Burning of leaves inside
the city limits of Kings
Mountain is in violation of
city ordinances, according
to Chief Gene Tignor of
the Kings Mountain Fire
Department.
Loose leaves may be
placed on the curbside
through January 31, 1985.
After that, leaves must be
placed on the curbside in
bags or boxes.
The loose-leaf pickup
usually ends on December
31 but has been extended
through January because
of unseasonal weather
which has contributed to
leaves staying on the
trees.
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