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    Page 14A-THE KINGS MOUNTAIN HERALD-Thursday, June 18, 1992
What about success?
Music. It's good and loyal.
Unlike some people, it's depend-
able.
Music will get down in the gut-
ter with you. It will stand tall at a
royal banquet. It is still with you,
even though you make mistakes.
Whether you're in a tux or com-
fortable in jeans, music will hang
with you. Music is versatile. There
is a kind of music to please every-
one.
I reckon the Good Lord made
music mostly for ole peckerwoods
like me, those of us who have
nothing, don't know nothing, and
don't suspect nothing. Music is
magical medicine. It will cure what
ails you. It there's nothing wrong
with you, it will help that too.
There are millions like me who
have spent their whole lives in mu-
sic. Music has always been my
crutch, I've never made a great deal
of money. I have, so far, managed
not to starve. I have traveled and
met some very nice and talented
people.
What about success? It's some-
thing we all look for, It means dif-
ferent things to different people.
Many say that having a lot of mon-
ey is where its at. The money part
of success hasn't happened for me.
It's been an elusive, teasing lady.
| In Service |
Completes basic
Army National Guard Pvt. April
M. Condrey and Pvt. Kimberly L.
Hale have completed basic train-
ing at Fort Leonard Wood,
Waynesville, Mo.
During the training; students re-
ceived instruction in drill and cere-
monies, weapons, map reading,
tactics, military courtesy, military
Justice, first aid, and Army history
and traditions.
Condrey is the daughter of
Diana C. and Allen R. Condrey of
931 Long Branch Road, Grover.
She graduated from Kings
Mountain High School in 1991.
Hale is the daughter of Patricia
D. Dixon of 1016 Margrace Road
and Haskell D. Hale of 1291 Phifer
Road, both of Kings Mountain, She
is a 1985 graduate of Kings
Mountain High School.
Graduates course
Airman Robert R. Burton has
graduated from the aerospace
propulsion specialist (jet engine)
course at Chanute Air Force Base,
Rantoul, Illinois.
Students were taught repair and
maintenance of jet engines, with
emphasis in ground safety prac-
tices when ground support equip-
ment. Included in the training were
maintenance documentation and
manhour accounting, as applicable
to engine maintenance.
He is the son of Donald W.
Burton of 601 Jackson Street,
Kings Mountain, and Sherry A.
Mobley of Whittier, Calif,
The airman is a 1990 graduate of
Pioneer High School in Whittier.
Arrives for duty
Air Force Airman Anethia L.
Moore has arrived for duty at Shaw
AFB at Sumter, SC.
An apprentice wideband com-
munications equipment, she is the
daughter of Dorotha A. Moore of
550 Crocker Road and niece of
Threcie M. Brown of 446 Hillway
Drive, both of Kings Mountain.
She is a 1991 graduate of Kings
Mountain High School.
Enlists in USAF
Stevan N. Robbins, son of
Johnny and Linda Bunch of Kings
Mountain and the late Steve
Robbins, recently enlisted in the
Air Force's delayed enlistment pro-
gram, according to S/Sgt.Taylor,
local AF recruiter.
A 1990 graduate of Kings
Mountain High School, he is
scheduled for enlistment in the reg-
ular Air Force in December. After
graduation from a six-week's basic
training course at Lackland AFB,
he will receive technical training in
his designated career area.
Robbins will earn credits toward
an associate degree in applied sci-
ences through the Community
College of the Air Force while at-
tending basic and technical training
schools.
8 Marine Lance Corporal Brian
A. Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Luther Ware of Kings Mountain,
was recently promoted to his pre-
sent rank while serving with 2nd
Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Marine
Division, Camp Lejeune.
The 1991 graduate of Kings
Mountain High School joined the
Marine Corps in July 1991.
She would lead me up the stairway
of success. Then she laughs in my
face and slams and locks the door.
I could hear her footsteps echoing
off in the distance. Like the old fel-
low said, "The world is pregnant
with success, and I'm a miscar-
riage."
I think success is doing what
you want to do. If you like to fish
and have a job doing it, then I con-
sider you successful. What good is
making $1,000 a day if you're in
misery and hate what you do?
I know some good singers who
gave up music to work for the ever
loving dollar. Some of them are
rich now.They are happy. It's too
late for the money to help their ca-
reer. As long as they live, they will
wonder if they could have made it
as a professional singer. I know
some singers who don't want to be
in the big time. They are happy
staying home. If they can sing a
couple of times a week at a goat
roping or a ladies’ sewing circle
they are happy.
It goes without saying there are
thousands of jobs. As long as you °
have one you enjoy, in my humble
opinion, you are successful.
&
OFF TO FRANCE -- Students and teachers from Kings Mountain High School left for France Monday.
On the trip are: front, left to right, Brandy Lewis, Barbara Starnes, Lisa Olsen, Kathy Goforth, Jenny
Reid, Shannon Davis, Kristi Feemster. Back, Jean Moore, Carol Peeler, Aaron Allen, Brad Ellis, Pete
Small, Lindsay Suber, Jacqueline Harmon, Jean Lankford. The group will travel throughout France for
ten days.
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