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FIVE GENERATIONS - Kacey Nations of Jonesville, SC, great-
grandmother Nancy Collins of Kings Creek, SC, great-grandmother
Roxie C. Bledsoe of Grover, Roy Nations of Jonesville, and grand-
mother Polly Nations of Kings Mountain represent five generations of
the Nations family.
Black History program
set at Mauney Library
Thursday, February 1 at 7 p.m.
at Mauney Memorial Library,
Paula Lark strums on her banjo and
launches into a story and a song :
and dance.
Punctuated with the beat of a
conga drum, she recreates the folk-
lore and music of the African
American culture, and transports
her audience beyond the ordinary
into the realms of joyful probabili-
ty. She samples Caribbean and
African music, and moves on to
white mountain gospel, rap, jazz
and pop. She interacts with the au-
dience and creates a setting in
which everyone is drawn outside
himself to experience the joy of
life no matter what, and to relocate
the child within.
Born and raised in Alabama,
Paula Lark has performed all over
the United States. She was the
artist in residence at Cleveland
Community College several years
ago, and still maintains a residence
in Shelby.
Although Paula is a black artist,
her message is universal and will
appeal to every race and ethnic
group. Her emphasis on joy, hope
and love transport us away from
the everyday drudgery and issues
that do not really matter, and. to-
wards the things in life that are re-
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ally important. She explores human:
attitudes and reactions to an abun-|
dance of love and wisdom through
audience involvement, and issues a
call to common sense and decency
in human relations. She quotes
from a variety of writers, songwrit-
ers, and poets, including Ralph
Ellison, Maya Angelue, Frederic
Douglas, her own relatives, little
children and teenagers.
Paula will begin our celebration
of Black History Month. Her. per-
formance will begin a month-long
emphasis on black history and cul-
ture and current issues. Books and
materials relating to African
American life will be highlighted
throughout the month. There will
be programs for school children
during the day, and a program for
the general public at 7 p.m.
Refreshments will be served at
the evening program:
Wilsons announce
birth of Zachary
Zachary Grayson Wilson was
born December 19, 1995 at Gaston
Memorial Hospital in Gastonia.
He weighed seven pounds, 14
ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long.
Parents © are Ronnie and
Stephanie Wilson of 306 Plantation
Maternal grandparents are
Rocky and Joy Brown and paternal
grandparents are Charles and the
late Virginia Wilson. Zachary
has one older brother, Ronnie
Wilson Jr.
Abbey Kates celebrates birthday
Abbey Lynn Kates, daughter of
Jerry and Debbie Kates of Kings
Mountain, was 11 years old
January 15. She celebrated with a
party January 14. A "cheerleader"
cake, ice cream and chips were
served, and a sleep-over was held
January 15 at the Kates' home.
Guests included Brenn and
Adam Kates, Jessica and Justin
Detter, Frank Estes, Nicole
McMurry, Christian Wheeling,
Renee Moss, Angelene and Amber
Sisk, John, Erica and Bryant Van
Dyke, Brittany White, Sharon and
Dillon White, and Sandy and
Magan Surber.
Abbey is the granddaughter of
George and Mary Melton of Kings
Mountain and Henry and Atha
Kates of New Kent, VA. She has a
sister, Brenn, 9, and a brother,
Adam, 6.
Caroline Baker honored
on her second birthday
Caroline Alexis Baker, daughter
of Steve and Sandra Baker of 604
Meadowbrook Rd., celebrated her
second birthday December 28,
She was honored at a family din-
ner on her birthday at the home of
her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
Jack Cobb. On January 6 a
Snowman birthday party was held
for friends and family at her home.
Caroline is the granddaughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Cobb and Dr.
and Mrs. Tom Baker and great-
granddaughter of Fred Sanders.
Thursday, January 25, 1996 - THE KINGS MOUNTAIN HERALD - Page 5B
Peanut and
~ Jelly Sandwiches
Years ago, when a coal miner went down into the
depths of dark tunnels and shafts, he took with him two
things—a lunch pail and a carbide lamp.
Atthe end of a shift when he got home, the miner put
away his lamp and opened up his lunch bucket. From it
he would remove two uneaten peanut butter and jelly
sandwiches. Each day he would eat whatever was
packed in his lunch, but would not touch the two peanut
butter -i-:d jelly sandwiches as long as'he was down in
the mines. : :
More so in the old days than today, there was always
the threat of a disaster occurring. For this reason, he
saved the two sandwiches. It meant hope of survival,
something to eat, should he ever become trapped. The
miner knew well he must always save something in
There are two things we must count on. Prayer—It is
the peanut butter that satisfies our hunger in time of
need and the jelly that sweetens our life. Secondly,
worshiping in God's house. It's a spiritual lamp.
Pray daily and attend services frequently. Sandwich
them together. They are the mainstays of religious
+ sustenance.
Copyright 1989, Keister-Williams Newspaper Services, P. O. Box 8005, Charlottesville, VA 22906
1 Kings
Scriptures Selected by.
The American Bible Society.
It is the desire of area pastors and the community minded firms listed
here that GOD be taken into the solution of ALL our problems.
Worship HIM In Church Regularly 1
First Carolina Federal
Savings Bank
Since 1907
739-4781 + 482-0222 » 865-1111
Amity Finance
Of Kings Mountain
Harris Teeter
and Employees
Kerns Trucking, Inc.
You Call - We Haul
Plonk Tire
Wray and Tim Plonk
Attend Church
Allen’s Flower Kings Mountain
Shop, Inc. Herald Gaston, Cleveland and York
Management and Staff Counties
Grover Mac’s Grocery Parkdale Mills, Inc.
Industries 900 N. Piedmont Ave. #5 & #19
“Where Friendly People Work”
Management and Employees
Peggy’s Restaurant
415 N. Piedmont Ave.
Wade Ford
You Can Count On Wade
The Printin’ Press
Canterbury Road
Harris Funeral
Home, Inc.
Ollie Harris and Staff
Attend Church
Nationwide Insurance
306 E. King Street
The Sub Factory
124 A. West Gold Street
Love’s Fish Box
1104 Shelby Road
Quick Way Cleaners
110 N. Cleveland Ave.

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