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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1989
KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA 25¢
School Zones Public Hearing Monday
O'Shields KM Principal Of Year
Glenda O'Shields, principal of
Central School, has been selected
1989 Wachovia Principal of the
Year for Kings Mountain District
Schools in a program co-sponsored
by Wachovia Bank and Trust
Company and the North Carolina
Department of Public Instruction.
Announcement was made by
Superintendent of Schools, Bob
Mrs. O'Shields will now move
on to competition with other local
winners from Region 6. Regional
winners will be selected from the
state's eight educational regions.
From among those eight, three fi-
nalists will be selected for an on-
site visit, resulting in the selection
of the statewide winner.
Mrs. O'Shields has served as
Central's principal for the past sev-
en years. She has been involved
with teacher effectiveness, as-
sertive discipline, and teacher per-
formance appraisal instrument
training for teachers in Kings
Mountain District Schools.
In 1984, Mrs. O'Shields was
trained by the National Association
of Secondary School Principals to
be an assessor. In this position, she
assesses the entry level administra-
tor for the N.C. State Department
of Public Instruction.
This year, she has been actively
involved with the Middle School
Committee. As a co-chairperson of
the committee, she has visited vari-
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Only God Works Miracles
KM's Brenda Caldwell Returns Home
From Taking Cancer Treatment In Greece
The Kings Mountain Board of Education will hold a
public hearing Monday night at 7:30 p.m. at B.N,
. Barnes Auditorium to give the community an opportu-
nity to discuss the need for re-drawing elementary
school attendance lines.
Supt. Bob McRae said citizens who wish 10 speak
will be given an opportunity to speak both to the over-
all need for making changes, and to any of the possible
scenarios that have been proposed to this pot, and to
present any other viable recommendations they may
Citizens wishing to be heard should go to the audi-
torium early and have their names put on the list of
speakers. Each person will be given five minutes to
state their comments.
The school board members will listen to the com-
- ments, but will not take part in the discussion and will
not make any decisions about re-drawing lines. They
will gather the information given by citizens and con-
sider it in future decisions which must be made at an
open meeting of the board of education.
Re-drawing of attendance lines may be necessary
because of the racial imbalance of several schools, par-
ticularly East and Bethware. The percentage of black
students at East is 56 percent, which is far above the
The hope of a cure for cancer has drawn numerous
Cleveland County people to Athens, Greece. Kings
Mountain resident Brenda McDaniel Caldwell, 46,
: who returned home Thursday, said she would go again
“her new hope and elation /
"It was like a door opening for me," said Brenda,
whose face was radiant as she talked about her faith in
God and her visit to Dr. Hariton-Tzannis Alivizatos
Resident To Go
Janet Childers, 27-year-old Kings Mountain woman,
will be taking what is probably the most important trip
of her life this weekend.
Miss Childers is going to Athens, Greece to take a
cancer treatment from Dr. Hariton-Tzannis Alivizatos.
She will be accompanied to Greece by her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Childers. Janet and Janette Childers
expect to be in Greece for about 21 days but Mr.
Childers plans to return to Kings Mountain once the
family is located and Janet begins her injections of a
Miss Childers discovered a lump in her breast five
years ago when she was a senior at the University of
North Carolina. She has most recently undergone treat-
ment at Duke Hospital.
Numerous cancer patients from the county have
gone to Greece to see Dr. Alivizatos who runs a pri-
vate clinic in his home and for nearly 25 years has ad-
ministered a secret cancer treatment of his own inven-
tion. The established medical community has not
recognized the doctor's treatments but some local pa-
tients who have been to Greece have been encouraged
by the treatments.
Childers has offered to hand-carry with him to
Greece blood samples from several cancer patients
who have indicated interest in having their blood test-
ed by the doctor.
Project Graduation Planned
who claims that cancer is caused by a chemical imbal-
ance in the body and he corrects that imbalance by the
serum he injects, which boosts the immune system and
helps rid the body of cancer tumors and cells through
natural body waste. At the same time, the entire body
times accompanies a colon problem and may have : Resa :
been enhanced by the 19 injections of the serum dur- ; ; >
ing the couple's 22-day stay in Athens. Her telephone
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Photo by Gary Stewart
FUN IN THE ICE - The combination of ice, snow and freezing rain which came to the Kings Mountain
area Friday and Saturday wasn't as much as our neighbors in northern counties but it was enough for
youngsters to have some fun in. In picture above, Marylee Dilling (front), daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David
Dilling, and Carrie Davenport (back), daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Charles Davenport, have some fun sled-
ding in the Dilling's lawn.
system-wide minority average of about 26 percent.
The minority percentage at Bethware is 14 percent,
which is far below the system-wide average.
The seven scenarios discussed by the board thus far
1 - Shifting students from the Pine Manor area from
East to North, and students from between Piedmont
Avenue and the Southern Railway tracks from North to
2 - Shift the Northwoods and Carolina Garden stu-
dents to North and North students from between
Piedmont and the railroad to East.
3 - Close East School and send East students to
North, West and Grover.
4 - Close East and send all East students to North.
(This move would require additional buildings at
5 - Close both East and West and build one new ele-
mentary school to house students from both school
6 - Send Northwoods students to Bethware; North
students east of Piedmont to Parker Street to East;
Bethware students from Goforth Road, Spectrum
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Kings Mountain was thawing out this week from the
first winter ice storm of 1989 which left some 1,200
residents without power from 3 1/2 to 6 hours
Electrical Superintendent Jimmy Maney said one of
the feeders at the York Road Sub-Station kicked out
due to the storm. Ice-laden limbs falling into power Ix
lines was blamed. for power outa
‘the manner in which emergencies are handled,
‘Maney. Kings Mountain Community Center was
opened as a shelter but City Manager George Wood
said that few people went to the facility. Maney said
citizens living in the King Street area and the area of
Kings Mountain Hospital were without power about 3
1/2 hours and those living in the Southwoods-
Mermrimont area were without power about six hours.
When ice started melting on Sunday, tree limbs on the
lines weighted down by the ice snapped off and an out-
age was reported on Gaston Street.
Maney said electrical crews worked from 5: 30 a.m.
Saturday until 12 p.m. Saturday night restoring service
and were back on the job at 8 a.m. Sunday morning.
Limbs already cut out by tree-trimming resulted in less
power failures, he said." Tree trimming was a real plus
for us.," said Maney who noted that some
Mecklenburg County residents were without power all
"Southwoods and Merrimont customers are on the
tail end of the system and when you lose a portion dur-
ing peak situation you have to ride the system to find
the problem," Maney explained. "We had to close the
switches and bring the sub-station back on line a sec-
tion at a time so as not to overload the sub-station. The
bad part about losing a feed out of a sub-station is that
you can't throw a switch and bring the lights back on,"
A backup generator at Kings Mountain Hospital
failed about 30 minutes into a power outage Saturday
but repairmen were able to get it fixed before the lack
of electricity posed any problems for patients.
Emergency preparations were made to transfer patients.
if that had been necessary. The backup power was only
off for a few minutes and resulted when the electrical
power went off about 3 p.m. and tripped a circuit
breaker for an electric motor that feeds fuel into the
backup generator from a holding tank.
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REV. BOB COLLINS
Volunteers in Cleveland County
are making plans for a Project
Graduation to be held on Tues.,
May 30 for graduating seniors at
Kings Mountain, Shelby, Burns
and Crest high schools.
Project Graduation is an alcohol
free/drug free party for seniors on
graduation night. The concept be-
gan several years ago when a high
school in Maine had seven of their
graduating seniors killed on gradu-
ation night in alcohol-related acci-
dents. Most people have heard
about it because of the promotion
for Charlotte's Project Graduation
the last three years at Carowinds.
Theirs has been very successful
and now other counties are having
Plans have not yet been finalized
but volunteers working for the
Cleveland County project hope to
secure a site such as the County
Fairgrounds for the local party.
Rev. Bob Collins of Kings
Mountain met with senior classes
of all four county high schools and
said he had overwhelming support
from the seniors. He surveyed 871
seniors and 820 of them (or 94 per-
cent) said they would participate in
A steering committee has been
established and has begun its work
to plan Project Graduation. The
committee includes students and
adults from each of the four
The goals, Rev. Collins said, arc:
*To have a place for seniors to
CITY OF KINGS MOUNTAIN
CASH ON DEPOSIT, INVESTMENTS & INTEREST
EARNED SUMMARY AS OF 01/31/89
go on graduation night that is alco- FUND ACCOUNT Shs INVEST.
hol and drug free. DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION
*To teach the concept that teens General Fund Cash First Union Nat'l 124,156.66
c at u i alco- Investments 60,000.00
can have a great time without alc il I gomont pon
hol and drugs. | Capital Project Cash First Union National 8,837.43
*To offer a place for seniors who Water & Sewer Cash-W/S Operating Acct. 141,161.14-
ant (0 party but don't want to face Fund Investments : 100,000.00
wa 0 party . £ Electric Fund Cash-Electric Operating 154,271.15
the peer pressure to drink to cele- Gas Fund Cash-Gas Operating 70,406.48
i aduati Perpetual Care Cash 6 .
brate their graduation. : p Cash nonts s 142,000.00
*For parents to know that their Totals 215,763.59 572,488.76
children are having a good time,
drug free. =
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