aig KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA _ Concerned over a dwindl- ing water supply and drought conditions led Cherryville ci- ty officials to ask for water from the City of Kings Moun- tain, blessed for the past 20 years with the large water supply of Moss Lake. ity Manager Janice Kings Mountain Historical Fire Museum will celebrate its 10th anniversary and pre- sent and former firefighters will be honored as “historical firemen’’ during a two day open house Saturday and Sunday on Cleveland Avenue. Fire Chief Gene Tignor said the Museum will open at 10 a.m. on Saturday and that firemen will be present to show films of life in Kings Mountain in 1937-1939 and 1941 at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday and from 2 until 5 p.m. Sunday. Children can enjoy a puppet show on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and again on Sunday afternoon Cherryville water lake getting low.... Hovis, Cherryville Mayor J. Ralph Beam and Cherryville Engineer Recil Wright met with Mayor John Moss Tues- day morning but Mrs. Hovis said that discussions are still underway and that Cher- ryville will begin today reopening an old well at the and kiddie rides on firetrucks. Concessions will be available. Ali events are open to the public. “We're rolling out the red carpet for all citizens of the community to attend and help us celebrate birthday number 10”, said Tignor.df The fire museum shows what a long way the city’s fire department has come since the first fire depart- ment was organized in Kings Mountain on May 21, 1931. Citizens will be interested in seeing every fire truck the ci- ty has owned, including a 1930 model American LeFrance. Hanging near the ceiling are the first 35 foot wooden lad- der and the first pompier lad- Carlton Mill plant and begin digging a new well at the town’s water treatment plant. And despite the sprinkling of rain Monday night and despite strict water conser- vation measures taken by Open House Is This Weekend At Kings Mountain Fire Museum der the fire department own- ed. A hose cart, pulled by hand during the 1920's and 30’s sits on one end of the room and near the center, coming out of the ceiling, is the pole used in city hall from 1931 to around 1969. A chief’s showcase, made from a table in city hall, during the 30’s, lines one wall and is filled with old photographs and fire department items belonging to former chiefs. The building was expanded with the growth of the museum and firemen did the work. Fire Chief Tignor will unveil a scroll with the names of all present and former firemen during the celebra- tion. Photo By Jeff Grigg Cherryville Wants KM Water Cherryville council to pro- hibit citizens from watering lawns, and washing cars, the water supply in Cherryville is critical because the level of Indian Creek, from which the town draws its water, con- tinues to drop. “We're scared to death we're going to run out of water,” she said. ‘‘Usage was lower on Saturday and Sunday when industrial water users were not operating but it will be at least two weeks before new wells can be drilled. = Further water restrictions may be imposed on Cher- ryville citizens at a meeting of the town council, the third this week, on Friday. Mrs. Hovis said that man- datory measures imposed there ‘have reduced water usage but not enough. Lou Ballew of Kings Mountain h pointed by Governor Jim Martin to the North Carolina Board of Landscape Contractors. Read about it on page 6-A. Hokk Emily Campbell was one of 200 Girl Scouts from across the country who camped out for a week on the prairie in Kansas. See page 7-A. HEE Lala Putnam celebrated her 87th birthday Sunday at Patterson Grove Baptist Church. See page 8-A. ; Hook Belmont native Olin Byrum has been called as Summer Youth Minister at Kings Mountain Baptist Church. See page 12-A. kk Kings Meuntain’s Dixie Youth Major League “all-stars are just one victory away from a berth in the state tournament. They play Dallas tonight at Deal Street Park for the District 3 championship. See story and action photos on page 9-A. 25 = =. CC & | 0) << nn M : . 25¢ B m i = = Eg rs EZ B5) / 370 = A rr TAD insides SS THAIS 0c =e = Sofa” £5 | o © = = I= “aS 2 x27 £% SW =~ = ——— >T 5 < = ZW = = ==" Cy S = 2% 3 : re - % hh Z 3 : wom > 1 | c 2 = 7 re LES ah == i fi Good things are happening to kK ." = ~ \: S A / 7 tain people... ! | Nn = Bb AE Ta 2 1 |) ALE ®okok 3s ~ : Jim Potter has been promoted t¢ © i ; Manager of Glen Raven Mills. See 2 VOL. 99 NUMBER 30 WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 1986 jn | Fe Grover Historian Bessie Harry Dies, Services Conducted Wednesday Morning Funeral services for Mrs. year appointment on the which she was a charter Bessie Frances Howard ard of the Cleveland Coun- member and author of the she was a member. Harry, 95, who died Sunday ty Historical Associ night at 7:30 p.m. in _. .- Huntersville Nursing Home, were conducted Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock from First Baptist Church of Grover, of which she was a member. Rev. Phillip Waugh, Dr. Bobby Gantt and Rev. Harold Hutchinson officiated at the rites and interment was in Grover Cemetery. Mrs. Harry, affectionately called “Miss Bessie’ by her friends, wrote the history of Grover, the history of Grover First Baptist Church and in World War II compiled an album of Cleveland County servicemen. At age 90 she ac- cepted and served a three- MRS. B.A. HARRY Funeral Services Are Today For Marie Roberts Keeter Funeral services for Mrs. morning at 11 a.m. at home Marie Roberts Keeter, 74, of after several year’s illness. Shelby Road, Grover, wife of She was a native of T.T. Keeter, were conducted Cleveland County, daughter ' Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 of the late Samuel and Emma pm. from First Baptist Dellinger Roberts. hurch of Grover of which Surviving, in addition to her husband, are one son, Rev. Phillip Waugh, Thomas L. Keeter of Grover; assisted by Rev. U.A. one brother, Lloyd Roberts of ‘McManus, officiated, and in- Shelby; one sister, Mrs. Inez terment was in Grover Gold of Earl; four grand- children and one great- Cemeiaty { Mrs. Keeter died Monday grandchild. tion of portions of the book pertain- ing to Grover and its citizens. A native of Mecklenburg County, Va., she was daughter of the late Wylie and Sarah Woody Howard and came to Grover in 1916 to teach at Grover School and on May 3, 1917, married Minette Mill executive Ben- jaman Audy Harry. Many years after retirement she worked in the sewing room at Minette Mill and was a. substitute teacher at Grover School. She was superinten- dent of Baptist State WMU in 1949-54. She was well known as a wedding director in the Grover area and held a record of perfect attendance in Sunday School and Bible School. She was Senior Citizens Queen in 1975. Surviving are four sons, Don Harry of Charlotte, Thomas Harry of Shelby, Philip Harry of Grover and Jesse Frank Harry of San- ford, Fla., two daughters, Mrs. Sarah McCarter of Grover and Mrs. Annette Woods of Piedmont, S.C.; one sister, Mrs. Maybelle Bet- tingfield of Raleigh; 19 grandchildren and 15 great- grandchildren. Memorials may be made to David Philmore Clay Harry Memorial at the Elevetand County Historical Associa- - tion, Shelby. INSTALLING PEEPHOLES - Steve Leatherwood, left, a volunteer from Shelby, is pictured installing a peephole at the home of Pauline Bridges of Kings Mountain. Pic- tured with Leatherwood are Mrs. Bridges, center, and Teresa Melton, director of the Kings Mountain Aging Program. Program Helps Elderly Some elderly residents in Kings Mountain feel safer today, thanks to a program co- sponsored by the Kings Mountain Senior Center and Kings Mountain High School. Eleven senior citizens households receiv- ed free peepholes Friday, allowing them to know who is at their doors before opening them. The peepholes were provided to the Senior Center from KMHS. Steve Leather- wood, a prozassions) counselor from Shelby, installed them free of charge. Crime against the elderly is a growing concern for Kings Mountain and North Carolina, says Teresa Melton, Director for the Aging in Kings Mountain. During its short session, the North Carolina General Assembly passed a bill entitled “An Act to Increase the Punishment for Rapes, Sexual Offenses, and Assualts committed against the Elderly.” Mrs. Melton said the Senior Center will present a special program on crime and the elderly Wed., July 30 at 10 a.m. at the Senior Center. Participating in a panel discussion will be Elaine Stoops, Deputy Secretary for the Division on Aging in Raleigh; Fletcher Sanders of the North Carolina Crime and. Public Safety Division; Steve Leatherwood, professional counselor - from Shelby; Mickey Corry, Kings Mountain attorney; and Captain Bob Hayes and Sergeant Richard Reynolds of the Xings Mountain Police Department. “Program attendees will become more aware of potential harm, how to protect themselves and how the law provides pro- tection for tilem,’”’ Mrs. Melton said.

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