Phillips is now
on donor list
Butch Phillips, who needs two
lung transplants, is going to St.
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Thursday, October 19, 1995 - THE KINGS MOUNTAIN HERALD - Page 3A
Kings Mountain Weather Report
(Compiled by Kenneth Kitzmiller)
Louis, Mo. October 28 to be placed mo Oct. 11-17 Year Ago
on a donor waiting list. Total precipitation 2.61 1.09
Michelle Phillips will accompa- Maximum one day 1.50 (14; 67 (13)
ny her husband. Year to aate 52.25 49.07
Doctors in St. Louis gave the Minimum temperature 40 (15) 39 (17)
green light to the surgery this week Maximum temperature 76 (12) 70 (15, 17)
and asked the young couple to Average temperature 59.6 55.6
come to St. Louis to be placed on a
donor waiting list.
Several fund-raising events have
been held in the area to help the
couple defray the costs of the trip
and housing in St. Louis until the
BBQ to benefit
Kings Mountain Fire
Department will sponsor a benefit
barbecue sale Friday and Saturday
from noon until 8 p.m. with all
proceeds going to the Fire
Plates are $5 which includes a
free chance for a drawing on a 13
inch RCA color TV with remote.
The public is invite to eat at the
fire department at 106 Spruce
Street behind City Hall or to take
Benefit singing Saturday
at Pathway Baptist Church
Pathway Baptist Church,
Parkdale Circle, will sponsor a
benefit singing Saturday beginning
at 3 p.m. to help defray the cost of
medical expenses for the Rev.
The featured groups will include
Robert and Tara Fraley, Willie
Kings Mountain Rescue Squad will soon start a drive for funds to build a new home on Shelby Rozd
beside of West Gate Plaza. From left to right, Squad members Scott Craig, Debra Robbs, Captain Jonie
Blanton and Debbie Wright stand in front of the new sign.
KM Rescue Squad to give kids Halloween Party
Before the Kings Mountain
Rescue Squad officially kicks off a
campaign for funds to build a new
building it will honor underprivi-
leged children and their families at
a Halloween party Saturday begin-
ning at 1:30 p.m. at the Rescue
After treats and gifts are present-
ed to children the Squad will host a
fall festival and picnic from 4-6
p.m. for the children and their fam-
Debbie Wright and Debbie
Robbs, who chair the event, said
that.as many as 75 children and
their families are expected to at-
tend the event. She said the Squad
.appreciates donations’ from Food
‘ion, "Winn-Dixie, Harris-Teeter
and Eckerd Drug Store to make the
“party possible and hopes that every
. underprivileged child in the area - erous support of Kings Mountain
* wilbtake part. people and look forward to being
wv yf in a new home soon," he said.
"We even have a Mad Scientist to The Kings Mountain Rescue
entertain the kids in Halloween Squad, an all-volunteer squad, was
garb," she said. organized in 1958. Twenty-three
Captain Jonie Blanton said the members are currently active.
Squad recently purchased property
on Shelby Road beside of West
Gate Plaza to build a new home in
the future. He said that plans are
being drawn for the facility and the
fund drive will begin in the next
month or two.
"We always appreciate the gen-
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Arrowood, Way of the Cross
Baptist Church Choir, Mike
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Williams, Greg Moore and many
Rev. James Hamrick, pastor, in-
vites the public.
Keith Cobb is director of the
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Griffin, John and Jewel Warlick,
Larry and Evelyn Hamrick, Mary
and Chuck Adams, to name a few.
Wright learned his do-it-yourself
trade well, evidenced by the more
than 50 stately Grandfather clocks
he has created for family and
friends. LER oon Ey TREY :
He has three.children,. Harold of
Concord, Carolyn Armstrong of
Greenville, SC and Mary Lou
Scism, a next door neighbor and
five grandchildren, all grown. He
and Elta Grigg were married in
1932 and she died in 1992.
Mrs. Wright has one son, Ernest
Howell of Swannanoa and three
"Sam and I never had a daugh-
ter, so now I am blessed with two
a daughters," says Willie proudly.
bh Willie and Melvin dated for
about a year and then were married
May 24, 1994 in Central United
Methodist Church in the presence
of all their family members and an
"adopted" daughter, Rita and her
husband, Terry Baker.
Besides his woodworking hobby,
| Melvin enjoys gardening and Mrs.
Wright freezes and cans.
Biscuit baking is a favorite hob-
by of Melvin's which the whole
family enjoys. Melvin bakes home-
made bread, stirring up the biscuits
with oil and all the children enjoy
the biscuits fresh from the oven
and piping hot without jelly or but-
"Every time my son comes home
he wants some of Melvin's bis-
cuits,” says Willie.
A Wright, born in a family of 10
children, has one sister living.
Reba Hicks works at the Putnam
sock mill nearby.
A master carpenter for more
| than a quarter century, Wright is
renown for his Grandfather clocks,
most of which are at least six feet
ten inches tall and are constructed
of oak, cherry or walnut. He can
build a clock in about a week's
time if he doesn't stop to do anoth-
er job. He has made clocks for all
A maple rolltop desk was his
second to make last week for an
] Asheville man who also ordered a
i Cyprus bedroom suite and match-
ing night stand. Oak swing sets
are also popular items and Melvin
keeps plenty of materials around.
| He gives away the shavings to any-
| one who wants them.
The Wrights took a late honey-
moon trip to Niagara Falls with a
tour group and plan more trips
when Melvin finishes up a few
In the meantime, the couple at-
tend both Patterson Grove Baptist,
is three years old
Sets of 4
1% RY how Arthur Hord was three
; years.old October 14. He celebrat-
‘ed "With a party at his home on
2 A Power Ranger theme was car-
ried out in decorations and refresh-
ments. He and his guests enjoyed
Power Ranger cake, hot dogs and
other refreshments. ™ °
Matthew is the son of Dwayne
and Jennifer Hord of Kings
Mountain. He has two sisters,
Kristina, 7, and Ashlee, 5.
Grandparents are Donald and
Johanna Fite and Dick and Linda
McClain, all of Kings Mountain, ]
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