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KM fire chief gives
| dips to senior citizens 16-year-old KMHS student s
Home fires that cause injuries
“and deaths can be prevented, Kings
“Mountain Fire Chief Frank Burns
“told members attended the Kings
“Mountain AARP Chapter meeting
at the Senior Center recently.
Smoking, heating, cooking and
“electrical fires are the leading caus-
“es of injury and death among older
“people and such fires can often be
s-avoided by following safety tips.
Burns outlined the safety tips
“that can help eliminate some of the
fires that strike older adults.
SMART
SMOKING HAZARDS
Don't smoke in bed, never
smoke anywhere unless you are
wide awake.
Never leave smoking materials
“unattended.
Use large, deep ashtrays.
Carefully check under and be-
hind all furniture, especially uphol-
stered furniture, for discarded or
smoldering smoking materials after
you have finished smoking.
Try not to mix medication or al-
cohol and smoking.
Extinguish all smoking materials
when finished with them and emp-
ty ashtrays only when smoking ma-
terials have had time to cool com-
pletely.
SMART COOKING
BEHAVIORS
Keep all combustible materials
such as towels, curtains, paper,
plastics and loose-fitting clothing
away from the stove or range.
Never leave food cooking unat-
tended, use a timer.
If a pan ignites, slide a lid on it
and turn off the burner.
Keep pot handles turned inward
from the edge of the stove and the
burners.
Use lightweight pots and pans.
Keep potholders and lids nearby.
Make sure the lighting over the
stove is good.
Keep the cooking area well ven-
tilated.
Never use a stove to heat your
home.
Brown completes
computer course
Marine Pfc. Wilbur J. Brown,
son of Linda M. Farris of Route 3,
Kings Mountain, recently complet-
ed the Microcomputer Repair
Course,
Duringgiheyc GOUESE: uy witigh was
Bold rat Marine "Corps
Communications Electronic
School, Marine Corps Air Ground
Combat Center, Twentynine Palms,
Calif., students learned to operate,
maintain and repair desk-top com-
puters and associated equipment.
The 1991 graduate of Crisp
County High School, Cordele, Ga.,
joined the Marine Corps in
November 1994.
Army group plans
12-day Italy tour
The 5th Army Association,
Veterans of the Italian Campaign,
WW II, plans a 12-day tour of
Italy, departing in early May from
New York.
The group will visit Rome,
Florence, Venice, Padua, Siena,
Anzio, Netunno, and American
military cemeteries.
5th Army veterans and others in-
terested may contact the associa-
tion for details. The address is Sth
Army Association, 465 Shore Rd.
7-P, Long Beach, NY 11561
(phone 516/432-3022 or 800/314-
4499).
Carolina Country
on audiocassette
Carolina Country, the official
monthly publication of North
Carolina's electric cooperatives, is
now available on audiocassette
through the North Carolina Library
for the Blind and Physically
Handicapped.
The library serves North
Carolina citizens who are blind, vi-
sually impaired or who have physi-
cal disabilities that prohibit them
from holding or reading printed
publications.
To receive Carolina Country
through this service, call 1-800-
662-7726 and request an applica-
tion.
State income tax
help is available
Randolph D. Teague, local rev-
enue manager for the. North
Carolina Department of Revenue,
said personnel to assist in filing
state income tax returns will be
available Tuesday and Thursday of
each week through April 15 at the
NC Department of Revenue office
at 117-A West Marion Street,
Shelby.
Assistance will be available be-
tween 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Taxpayers should take the pread-
dressed forms which were mailed
from Raleigh. Since taxable
income from the federal income
tax return is the starting point for
preparing North Carolina income
tax returns, that form must be com-
pleted first and taken along.
¥
Store needed items in such a
way that you never have to reach
over the stove top.
Clean grease from all surfaces.
Wear clothing with short or
close-fitting sleeves while cooking.
Close the oven door and turn off
the oven in case of an oven fire.
SMART HEATING
BEHAVIORS
Have your heating systems and
equipment checked professionally
once a year.
Keep 3 feet, 1 meter, of space
around all heating equipment.
Understand how to operate your
equipment properly.
Keep portable heaters at least 3
feet, 1 meter, from things that burn,
including you.
Do not dry clothes on a heater.
Never store the fuel for a heater
in the home. Keep combustible lig-
uids outside or in a detached shed.
Do not stand near heating equip-
ment while wearing loose-fitting
clothes.
Clean the chimney regularly, and
use a fireplace screen.
Never leave a fire unattended.
SMART ELECTRICAL
BEHAVIORS
Make periodic safety checks of
all your electrical equipment.
Check all electrical cords for
fraying, holes, damage, safe place-
ment and overloading.
Make sure all outlets and switch-
es are cool to the touch.
Never use any equipment with
exposed wires.
Use light bulbs of the proper
size and wattage.
Unplug unused appliances.
Use only tested and listed elec-
trical appliances. Use the proper
plug adapters when indicated.
Do not use any electrical appli-
ances near water.
Make sure there is plenty of air
space around your television.
SMART GENERAL
BEHAVIORS
Install smoke detectors outside
bedrooms and on each level of
your home, test them weekly and
change the batteries annually or
when the detector chirps, signaling
a dying battery.
Make periodic fire safety checks
of your home.
Keep a telephone whistle and
your-glasses near your bed.
i Kecplemeigendy Ble plidhe num-
bers nearby.
Make sure you can unlock all
your doors ad windows.
If you are disabled and would
find it difficult to escape from a
fire, notify your local fire depart-
ment.
IN CASE OF FIRE
Have an exit plan, with two
ways out and a meeting place out-
side the home.
Practice your escape plan twice
a year.
Don't use the elevator, know
where your stairways are.
Test your door before opening it.
If it is hot to the touch, keep it
closed and use your second way
out.
Crawl low under smoke.
If your clothing catches fire,
stop, drop and roll or smother the
flames with a blanket.
Thursday, January 25, 1996 - THE KINGS MOUNTAIN HERALD - Page 11B
Kings Mountain Police Report
A 16-year-old Kings Mountain High
School student was suspended for 10
days Thursday after Resource Officer
Maurice Jamerson cited him for pos-
session of one-half ounce or less of
marijuana, a controlled substance.
Jamerson said that because the
youth is attending the CODAP drug
prevention program that the suspension
was cut to two days.
The incident happened on the first
day of school at 9 a.m. after students
returned from an extended vacation, in-
cluding holiday and snow days.
The citation reported noted that the
student's appearance in Cleveland
County District Court at Shelby is
mandatory.
ARRESTS
James Kane Floyd, 24, 802
Princeton Dr., no operator’ license.
Order for arrest from Gaston County.
$500 bond.
Thomas Michael Feaster, 36, 4008
Woodlawn St., Sharon, SC, DWI, $300
bond, secured.
Michael Dean Dudney, 37, 136
Long St., Rutherfordton, obtaining
possession ( a prescription) by misrep-
resentation, a felony, $2000 bond, se-
cured.
Brayon Keith Rhodes, 20, 202
Parrish Dr., worthless checks. Criminal
summons.
CITATIONS
Tomarcie Alston Clark, 24, 3517
Belfast Dr., Gastonia, unsafe move-
ment.
Christopher Dewayne Williams, 24, -*
2011 Redwood Circle, expired registra-
tion.
Earl Felix Guy, 55, 3000 S. York
Rd., Lot 10, Gastonia, speeding.
Tamera Ervin Price, 31, 218 Wright
Rd., driving without a license.
Natavian Jebezz Gill, 22, 512 N.
Watterson St., tinted windows.
Curtis Lee Burgess, 31, Route 3 Box
294, failing to reduce speed.
Dustie Bell Gladden, 27, 800 Gantt
St., parking in a handicapped zone.
Drayon Holland, 43, 437 Hillway
Dr., running a stop light.
Troy Scott Henderson, 27, 3031
“Salem Dr;, Gastonia, driving after li-
cense was revoked.
William Houston Bolivar, 44, 102
Butternut Dr.; speeding in a school
zone.
Carlos Noe Ysasi, 26, 8300-138
Paces Oaks, Charlotte, speeding.
Chastity Diane Hale, 20,
Brantley Dr., tinted windows.
Delta Ann Causby, 21, Yarbro Rd.,
speeding.
Kenneth Dean Childers, 33, 2397
Sunset Dr., Gastonia, speeding.
© INCIDENTS
Brice Carmen Rhodes,
Landing St., reported theft of two bicy-
cles.
Winn-Dixie, Kings Mountain Plaza,
reported that:a: customer: concealed a
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white Miseps potlight bulb'in hispock="
et and left
it.
Patty Lane Hollins, Grover, reported
theft of medicine from her 1991
Chevrolet truck parked at Kings
Mountain Plaza.
Charles David Cody, Country Pine
Dr., Gastonia, said that his 1983 Jeep
SW was damaged $250 when it be-
came wedged between the rail and wall
at the York Road carwash.
Beatrice Farr, 70 Pine Manor, re-
ported theft of a VCR.
Ptl. Linda H. Belk reported that a
dog climbed over a fence and attacked
a pet pig at 308 Fulton Street.
Ela-Mea Groves, 206 Park Dr., re-
ported a first degree burglary at her
home. She said that a subject entered
her home at night and took a Life-Line
phone unit.
The Pantry, 301 Phifer Rd., reported
that a customer pumped $16.01 in
gasoline and drove from the pumps
without paying for it.
Nancy Howell Laughridge, 15
Georgetown Apt., reported theft of an
e store without paying for
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automobile tag. The number: ERR-
1843.
Aundra: Lazar Byers, 1819 Alpine
Dr., reported theft of bicycles.
Diane Elizabeth Parker, 403
Hillwide Dr., reported that a suspect
took her keys from her purse and her
four-wheel drive truck. Ptl. H.W.
Carpenter is investigating.
Childers Heating & Cooling, 309 N.
Cansler St., reported theft of a cordless
drill and assortment of tools and acces-
sories valued at $600. The items were
taken from a truck at 505 Broad Street.
Kevin: Scott Melton, 107-A N.
Piedmont Ave., reported theft of a cel-
lular phone from his vehicle.
Amy Noel Deaver, 904 Sharon Dr.,
reported that someone let the air out of
two tires on her 1988 Nissan.
Michelle Angeleta Turner, 92 Pine
Manor, reported theft of her $293
AFDC check from her mailbox.,
Annette Black Nealy, 77 Pine
Manor, reported that a window screen
was broken out during an attempted
break-in.
Jacob Moschler, 310 W. Mountain
St., reported theft of a Krico AMP and
a Sony Walkman cassette radio from
his 1984 Honda.
Brian Cloninger, 206 S. Cansler St.
Apt. 2-B, reported that a window pane
was broken out at his residence.
Jeremy Jones Abernethy, Route 15,
Hickory, reported theft of goggles, ski
clothes, a Jam Box, Sony Diskman, a
Harley Davidson black leather bag,
shaving kit, handmade knife and as-
SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 1996 + 9 AM-2 PM
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sorted clothing and toiletries from his
room at a local hotel.
Patricia Lynn Boone, 317 Chestnut
St., reported theft of her pocketbook
containing credit cards,a checkbook
and driver's license.
The Pantry, Phifer Road, reported
that a driver pumped $18.90 in gaso- .
line and left the pumps without paying
for it.
Brenton Wilson, 302 Ebenezer Rd.,
reported that the front left corner and
right rear of his bumper was damaged
by an unknown driver at the Harris-
Teeter parking lot.
Phyllis Farmer Stanton, 224
Hickory Grove Rd., reported felonious
larceny theft of her purse containing
currency, food stamps, a blue ice ring,
a butterfly bracelet and a book of
Central Carolina bank checks. The in-
cident occurred on Second Street.
WRECKS
JANUARY 15
Ptl. H. W. Carpenter cited a 16-
year-old student with failure to yield
the right of way after an accident at
North Sims and West King Streets.
Carpenter said a 1991 Ford operated by
the student pulled into the path of a
1982 Chevrolet truck operated by
Alfred Ash, 211 Dilling St. Damages
were estimated at $2800.
Ptl. H. W. Carpenter said that a
parked 1994 Toyota owned by David
Ralph Corn, 521 Katherine Ave., was
struck by a hit and run driver in the
parking lot of Winn-Dixie. The 1994
Toyota was damaged $400. Ptl. P. A,
uspended
Berry cited Curtis Lee Burgess, 31, of
Route 3, Bessemer City, with exceed-
ing safe speed after a wreck at
Canterbury Road and King Street.
Three people were treated at Cleveland
Memorial Hospital.
Berry said that Burgess, operating a
1986 Chevrolet which was damaged
$3,000, was traveling West on King
Street and hit the brakes when he real-
ized the driver in front of him was on
ice.
Rick Moore, of 500 Downing
Drive, also traveling West on King
Street and operating a 1991 Ford, told
the office he saw the approaching car
but could not get out of the way. The
Moore car went into a spin and struck a
silver Chevrolet pickup truck which
left the scene. Both drivers and
Cynthia Black Burgess of Bessemer
City were transported to the hospital by
the Kings Mountain Rescue Squad.
JANUARY 18
Ptl. Debra Garris said that a 1989
Pontiac operated by Angela Tonya
Carpenter, 414 Pinnacle Rd., pulled in-
to the path of a 1984 Cadillac operated
by Rhonda Griffin Thomas, 1028
Cleveland Ave., Grover; on York Road.
Property damages were estimated at
$5,000.
Carpenter told the officer that she
was leaving the parking lot of Phillips
66 Station and a large truck had
stopped in the northbound lane to let
her out. Carpenter pulled into traffic
and hit the right side of the Thomas ve-
hicle.
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