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Rev. Robert Haynes, pastor of Temple Baptist Church, will deliver the
sermon at the traditional community-wide Easter Sunrise Service
Sunday morning at 6:30 a.m. in Mountain Rest Cemetery.
Other ministers of the Kings Mountain Ministerial Association will
participate in the service to which the public is invited.
Special music, "Easter Song," will be presented by Jake Dixon, Linda
Dixon, Marilyn Hamrick and Sonny Peeler. A Community Choir, under
the direction of Linda Dixon and with Libby Putnam at the keyboard,
will sing "Hallelujah Chorus" to close the service.
Jim Putnam will give the trumpet call to resound the new day after
which Rev. Harwood Smith, pastor of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church,
will give the welcome. The opening prayer will be prayed by Rev.
Liston Sellers, pastor of Galilee/St. Paul United Methodist Church. The
congregation will sing the hymn, "Christ The Lord Is Risen Today" and
Dr. Donald Mitchell, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, will read the
Haynes will deliver the sermon on the topic,” The Power of the
The service, under sponsorship of Kings Mountain Ministerial
Association, will be held before the large cross in Veteran's Park.
HM Dixon Presbyterian Church will hold Easter Sunrise service Sunday
morning at 7 a.m.
Rev. Allan Sinclair will lead the service, which will be followed by
Other services of the day will include Sunday School at 10 a.m. and
morning worship at 11 a.m. The public is invited.
B Two Holy Week services are scheduled at First Presbyterian
Maundy Thursday Communion will be celebrated Thursday night at
The Service of Tennebrae will be held Good Friday evening at 7:30
Scripture readings and special music will be featured in the services.
The public is invited.
B The Adult Choir will lead a Holy Week Cantata, "Thy ‘Will Be
Done," at Maundy Thursday service Thursday night at 7 p.m at Boyce
Memorial ARP Church. Dramatization will be by the Senior High
group. A communion service will conclude the service.
Most scholars agree that there were at least 10 post-resurrection ap-
pearances of Jesus. Some appearances were described in detail in the
scriptures. Others were alluded to in the gospels and even in some of the
"Join us on Sunday at 8:30 a.m. for this great service celebrating Jesus
Christ who is alive forevermore,” said Rev. Eugene Land, pastor. "You
will be changed as you encounter the Risen Christ through the Biblical
eyewitness accounts of those whose lives were changed as they met
Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m. Sign-up is necessary for the
HB A joint Maundy Thursday service will be held by St. Matthew's
Lutheran Church and Resurrection Lutheran Church Thursday at 3 p.m.
at St. Matthew's Church on North Piedmont Avenue. :
Rev. John Futterer, Resurrection pastor, will deliver the sermon, as-
sisted by Rev. Harwood Smith in the service of the spoken word.
The service is designed especially for those worshippers who can't at-
tend Maundy Thursday evening services. The public is invited.
HM Holy Week services at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Crescent Hill
will culminate on Easter morning with a 7 a.m. Sunrise Service followed
by breakfast, the 10 a.m. Church School and the 11 a.m. Festival of
Rev. John Futterer will lead the Maundy Thursday communion service
at 7 p.m. Thursday. The service will feature the stripping of the altar which
symbolizes the stripping of Jesus Christ and His degradation on the cross.
The Service of Tennebrae, a somber, very quiet service, will be held at 7
p-m. on Good Friday.
At the Easter Sunrise Service special music will be presented by the
Chancel Choir under the direction of Donald Deal with Mrs. Deal as or-
ganist. The Choir will also sing at the 11 a.m. worship service.
Thursday, April 8, 1993
A public workshop on the proposed
extension of Dixon School Road will be held
by the North Carolina Department of
Transportation on Monday, May 3, at Kings
Mountain City Hall.
Representatives of NCDOT will be
Howard said that two options are under
discussion by DOT but both roads come into
US 74 at the same location, across from Elam
Road 2031, and both run south and split due
south and parallel to the Kings Mountain
available to discuss the proposed project and
answer any questions between the hours of 4-
8 p.m. Informational maps will be posted.
City engineer Tom Howard said the
proposed project consists of extending Dixon
School Road, south of N.C. 216, to U. S. 74
Business west of Kings Mountain. The
proposal will include constructing a two-lane
road on a new location.
The road is outlined in the city's proposed
revised thoroughfare plan which has been in
the works since 1979. The new road would
be designed to alleviate congestion and traffic
problems on Phifer Road leading to the two
One of the options has the new road
running parallel about 300 feet to the back of
houses in a southeasterly direction of Dixon
City planner Gene White said that earlier
discussions with DOT indicate they may
favor the westerly route which intersects with
Phifer Road 2500 feet south of the middle
school property. That road would come out
on Margrace Road just south of Bain Road
several hundred feet and run a straight line
down Dixon School Road below Tin Mine
school plants and particularly ease the
congestion at the new middle school.
ip service celebrating the
RIBBON-CUTTING AT HARDEE'S - City officials and Ha
Manager George Wood is at right.
City Council considers pay increase
The good news for 173 full-time
city employees is that City Council
has recommended in next year's
budget a 3 1/2 percent cost of liv-
ing hike plus a 2 1/2 percent merit
raise for qualifying employees.
The. bad news is that raises are
contingent on the city finding a
new medical insurance carrier to
save increased costs of escalating
medical coverage which is going
up 24 percent.
City Manager George Wood
made the recommendations, which
the board approved, during a
marathon 16-hour third annual
budget and planning retreat Friday
and Saturday at Cleveland
The board authorized the staff to
advertise for bids for medical in-
surance coverage and indicated
that it will set a special meeting in
May to let the bids and award a
contract to a new carrier.
Wood estimated that the city will
~ ebrating the 20th anniversary of the restaurant in Kings Mountain and the opening of the new building.
Front row, left to right, Jerry White, Alvin Greene, Kent Williams, Mayor Scott Neisler, Norma Bridges,
Kevin Falls, Rev. Robert Haynes and Cecil Dickson. Back row, Jim Guyton, Phillip Hager, Lucille
Williams of the Chamber of Commerce and county comissioners Ralph Gilbert and Sam Gold.
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Chief of Police Warren Goforth, left, presents budget requests from the Kings Mountain Police
Department during City Council's third annual planning retreat. The Chief's request for five additional
patrolmen was not funded as a priority by Council which did approve three new police vehicles. City
on tax increase
School board members have
mixed feelings about asking for a
one cent hike in the supplemental
school tax and put off their deci-
sion on banning door-to-door sales
by K-8 students until the May
meeting for more input from the
The board also asked Supt. Dr.
Bob McRae to draft a policy
would outline what type of fu
five elementary schools and middle
school once those K-8 students are
told to stop selling door to door.
"I've found that people are leery
of paying higher taxes, even for ed-
ucation," said Board member
Shearra Miller. She asked if there
is a guarantee that the policy might
not be resumed in later years by
another board of education,
So far the response to McRae's
idea to hike the school tax a penny
is running 2-1 in favor but he says
spend $128,000 more in medical
insurance costs next year if it sticks
with its present carrier which is an-
ticipating a hefty increase.
Despite the rising costs of insur-
ance, Wood told the Council that
the city's finangial pictyre is
brighter because city bond pay-
ments have peaked, meaning inter-
est payments on the city's current
bonds can not increase again, and
most of the city's least purchase
agreements are two years away
from final payments.
However, he told the board that
only $650,940 was available for
capital outlay which was $53,000
less than last year and despite the
fact that the gas department had
added $50,000 in sales. Wood said
inflationary costs were up more
During its budget deliberations,
the board indicated it will fund on-
ly two new lease purchase agree-
ments next year; one for a leaf col-
lection machine at a cost of
$19,600 to be paid over a three
year period and the other for a.
$75,000 garbage truck to be paid
over a three year period at interest
rates of an estimated 7 1/2 percent.
Wood said that next year
$200,000 in lease purchase pay-
ments will come off the budget and
will free up more money for other
projects. Between the lease pur-
chases and debt service payments
the 1993-94 payments will de-
crease by $68,000. and in fiscal
year 1994-95 will decrease by
Wood called medical insurance
the city's number one problem.
"We can't make raises and we
have to hold off on buying a few
equipment items until bids come in
on the insurance," he told the
He recommended that since cap-
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that most of the input has come
* from school personnel and from
parent advisory groups who want
the system to put a stop to kids
peddling their wares door to door
to raise money for the schools.
For years, schools have been
paying for special programs and
equipment with funds collected in
door-to-door drives but the idea of
kids continuing to knock on doors
has become unpopular with both
parents and school officials,
He recommended at the March
school board meeting a 1 cent in-
crease in the supplemental school
tax so that such sales can be
banned. In the meantime, he has
invited input from the public.
How much would a penny more
in taxes cost? He estimated that for
a family with $100,000 worth of
property, the cost would be about
$10 a year.
.the boy's father.
Chad's improvement answer to prayer
Chad Baity, 7, spoke two words last week. For his
parents, Cindy and Brent Baity, it was an answer 10
Now, the parents are trying their personal brand of
_therapy by repeating words clearly and often to the
"It will just thrill us to death if
Chad can say 'hi' to his school
mates and friends who come to see
him in the Rehabilitation Unit of
Carolinas Medical Center," said
He urges Chad's classmates and
other friends to visit the boy from
6:30-8:30 p.m. cvenings and share
with him news of school and other
"Chad is going to pull through," said Baity, who
belicves that if love and hope can heal a child that it
won't be long until Chad is his usual happy self.
A nurse heard Chad call his three year old sister's
name while the father was walking down the hall
calling her 100. Baity said Brooke was playing and
he told Chad he was going to check on her.
Chad has been working with a speech therapist
five days a week but last week was the first time he
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had spoken, Baity said. Baity said Chad has commu-
nicated by nodding his head yes and no and has grad-
uated from the sensory stimulation program to the
acute rehabilitation therapy programs.
Baity and Chad watched the big
Carolina/Michigan basketball game Monday night.
Chad likes to watch movies with a 14 year old girl
who received a head injury in a shooting incident in
South Carolina. Chad hasn't said the girls’ name yet
but his parents say the two ‘sweethearts’ spend time
in the TV room pushing buttons to signal the movics
they want to watch.
"Chad tries harder when he gets excited so we're
thinking of ways to excite him," said Baity, who says
if*Chad's school mates will call him that he will take
them to Charlotte to see Chad.
Baity is trying to get Chad a pass to come home on
Easter Sunday. The boy has been in the hospital 76
days and Baily thinks it will be good therapy for him
to come home, if even for a few minutes.
The Kings Mountain boy lost consciousness dur-
ing lunch at West School on Wednesday, January 20.
Chad's parents say Chad, whose fight against the
rarc medical discase has caught the attention of the
community, is doing "wonderful." :