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- Jana Pruett, Director of Testing and Career Placement at
Cleveland Community College, discusses the Career Aptitude Placement Services examination with Lee
Logan, a‘freshman at Kings Mountain High School. Pruett was at KMHS to administer the test which di-
rects participants toward career options.
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can't see the notes now and behind
her dark glasses could not see
clearly her new friends Mrs.
= Bridges enjoyed her 100th birthday
party Monday which was arranged
by her family and Daphine Houser,
the activity director at the nursing
Her party guests had to speak
loudly so that she could hear their
voices but apparently Bridges had
no difficulty hearing the guitar mu-
= sic and Tommy Faile's music.
"I like 'em all," said Bridges of
the songs Faile played. She said
she also sings in the Happy Time
Choir. Roommate Ruby Sellers is
her eyes and best friend.
Bridges hails from a hardy stock
of family famous, for longevity. Her
brother Joe livéd:to the ripe old age
of 105. A sister, lived to be 100 and
her one living sister, Mamie
Newton of Cherryville, 94, sat by
her side as they opened and shared
with friends a Valentine box of
candy from Jonas Bridges.
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Mountain to teach classes at A. B.
# Snow Studio on Margrace Road.
She also got interested in classi-
jal music, drama, sculpting and
clay while living in Mount Airy
and brought those interests to
In 1984 she and her husband
founded the Southern Arts Society
and for about 15 years they owned
and operated the A. B. Snow
Studio and Maynard framed his
wife's artwork. Mrs. Snow has con-
tinued the business since the death
of her husband in 1993.
The family includes one son,
Jerre Snow of Kings Mountain,
Dick Snow of Eflin, Linda
Hofacker of Lexington, Ky. and a
deceased daughter, Anne Snow
Goes who died at the age of 27.
There are five grandchildren and
Daughter of the late Paul and
Lillian Mauney, of Kings
Mountain, she has long been active
in First Presbyterian Church.
"Be serious if you want to study
art," she tells her students.
Snow says there are no limita-
tions on what an art student can do.
"I can't draw but that doesn't
stop me from painting any and ev-
erything," she says. And she does,
from abstracts to landscapes, col-
lages and fantasy works.
Currently she is busy on an
acrylic "Sheep Music"
which includes sheep and musical
cymbals on rice paper. She also
plans a second ‘sheep painting
"Ewe Male" featuring letters and
sheep. A painting’ which hangs at
the Woman's Club is entitled
"Leftovers from Another Day"
which depicts an abandoned row-
boat on a beach.
Many of her paintings have been
prize winners but she doesn't paint
to win prizes. She paints because
she loves to create and it's relax-
ation and music for the soul.
AND HOME CENTER
100 S. Cansler St. at East King St.
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June Moss Bridges was born
January 23, 1896 to the late
Marcus and Jane Harrelson Moss.
She grew up in a family of five
brothers and four sisters on Henry
Summitt's farm in the Cherryville
area of Gaston County. June
milked cows, drove a horse and
buggy, played basketball in school,
square danced, played the organ for
church socials and went to work at
the age of nine at the Phenix Mill
in Kings Mountain where she had
to stand on a tobacco box to reach
the spinning frames. Her twin
brother, Clarence, died when he
was five years old. Another broth-
er, Ezra, was a Cherryville mayor
and as president of Cherryville
National Bank once stopped a rob-
At 96 Mrs. Bridges was still
keeping house in an apartment on
McGill Court and walked a block
each morning. She crocheted bed-
room slippers for her grandchildren
and read the Bible and The Herald
until her eyesight failed. She at-
tended Penley's Chapel Church in
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and make some projections on
‘where the money could come to
fund Phase. I -of the projects mums
‘Maney, will also.review ongoing
gas. projects and..clear up.what he.
called misinpressions by an "overly
alarmed public" about the recent
state inspection which found viola-
tions of non-compliance.
"It isn't unusual to find viola-
tions of non-compliance but it isn't
like our city has leaks all over the
place," said Maney.
Maney said that during the past
15 years the total violations were
three but this year the violations to-
taled eight, not bad for 150 check-
points, he said.
He said the corrections will be
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Kings Mountain and then First
Baptist Church in Cherryville.
Her four living children are
Richard Bridges of Tega Cay, Joe
Bridges of Cherryville, Mattie Jane
Brown of Kings Mountain and
Bobbie Marshburn of Texas. There
are nine grandchildren, 19 great-
grandchildren and three great-great
What is June's secret for long
She says she really doesn't have
Working hard, loving the Lord
and reading her Bible are at-
tributes all should have, says a
woman who requires no medica-
Sitting in her wheelchair in a
Valentine red suit with her friends
‘around her she said it doesn't hurt
to practice home remedies passed
down by former generations, drink
a glass of cranberry juice a day, a
cup of good coffee and a vitamin a
"And most especially,” she says,
"to have people who love you."
done and a follow-up inspection
will follow in 60-90 days.
The city has 300 underground
valves which have to turn and are
maintained. In high traffic areas
trucks hit the valve boxes.and
many of the yalves in the system
are grease-type valves arid become
“hard to turn. Approximately 30-40
valves would not turn within a 15-
month interval, according to the re-
quirement of the stricter rules.
The inspector also noted that ad-
ditional personnel were needed in
the gas department and noted 50
underground leaks which date to
1994. Maney said the leaks oc-
curred over a 12-month period in
in remote locations and not haz-
ardous to the public.
Maney said he will request more
employees in the new budget year
but that a trencher is a must now.
Cleveland Memorial Hospital
Cleveland County Chapter of the
American Heart Association
Cleveland County EMS
Aldersgate United Methodist Church
Cleveland County Health Department
American Red Cross
are proud to sponsor the 6th Annual
Super CPR Awareness
Adult CPR Training and First Aid Choking
Infan/Child CPR Training and First Aid Choking
Saturday, February 10, 1996
Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1207 W. Dixon Blvd.
County Paramedics, EMTs, ARC and AHA
Instruction and hands-on manikin skills training will be
offered on the hour beginning at 9:00 a.m.
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To register, call Cleveland Memorial Hospital's Educational Resources
Department at (704) 487-3903 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
beginning Monday, Jan. 15 - Thursday, Feb. 8.
For more information call 487-3182
Classes will be held at Aldersgate United Methodist Church.
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policy that no city vehicle shall be
used by an employee for personal
business and noting that the indi-
vidual would be subject to repri-
mand, demotion, suspension or dis-
missal depending upon the city
manager's judgment of the severity
of the infraction. Hicks included a
copy of the city's policies.
"Neither department head was
written up in the personnel files
and that was on December 1, 1995
but on January 6, 1996 a non de-
partment head was observed in a
city truck at a local car dealership
and he was written up," said King.
Hicks would not comment on
the letter nor on what action was
taken regarding the third employee.
"I agree with Joe King that every
employee should be treated alike,
from the City Manager on down,"
said Norma Bridges.
"Whether the employee is a su-
pervisor or Department head or
what ever job he or she holds
should make no difference."
Hicks told The Herald, "I'll talk
to you about anything else but not
personnel, talking about personnel
Just brings on trouble."
It's in the city manager's lap and
that's where it should be," said
Councilman Ralph Grindstaff who
said Hicks as city manager has the
full discretion to handle each indi-
vidual personnel matter.
"I appreciate the way Hicks has
handled the matter and all city em-
ployees were notified through their
department heads that violations
would not be tolerated," said
Grindstaff says he won't micro-
manage and that's what would hap-
pen if city council tried to deal in
"Only certain people can have
access to personnel files, the per-
sonnel director, the employee and
the city manager," said Grindstaff,
"It's the law and a ‘violation of
"The law is very strict and car-
ries a stiff fine."
Councilman Dean Spears would
not comment. Councilman Phil
Hager said he received his letter
Monday night after a city utilities
, meeting at City Hall and had not
had time to study the contents.
City Attorney Mickey Corry
said the privacy of a personnel file
of a city employee is governed by
N.C. G. S. 160A-168.
Corry said that the City Council
adopted a resolution which desig-
nates the person with the city who
is responsible for the keeping of
and maintaining of the personnel
files. That person is the Human
Resources Director, Personnel
Director. That list can only be ex-
panded if an employee gives writ-
ten authorization for access to his
or her file or if such is by court or-
He said the action was taken by
Council in an effort to comply with
the law and at that time it appeared
that a number of different depart-
ments maintained separate person-
niel files and the system was being
run rather loosely.
Corry said the requirement for
the consistency of maintenance of
control of those files has not
Violations of the Personnel
Privacy Act are now considered
Appropriate steps for discipline
are included in the Personnel
Policy adopted by Council and
Corry, in his memorandum, reiter-
ated that there should be no devia-
tion from the policy under any cir-
Corry said that rights of public
employees are becoming more pro-
tected than private employees, the
distinction being that public em-
ployees are the employees of gov-
ernment units an the old phrase of
"at will" employee is becoming
quite deluded as a result of the
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"Deal gingerly with matters of
personnel,” Corry said in his mem-
orandum to Council. ‘a om
“Leave the matters to the Human
Resources Director and -City i
Manager or with those pgrsons 8
with whom such matters should be
left to be dealt with per the person- “
nel policy," he said. a7
Corry said the city has_been
lucky not to have had the kinds and
amounts of litigation as other, gov-
ernmental agencies seem to be ex-
periencing and he credits that to i
consistency of use of the personnel
He reminded board members
that in some litigation Council, can
not only be brought into litigation
by reason of his or her official duty
but as an individual. i %
One employee of the city, who 4%
asked not to be identified, said. the
second incident involved an em-
ployee with whom he worked: who
was answering a call the morning
of January 6 at a local car dealer-
ship but spotted a car he wanted to if
try out and left the city truck run-
ning while he test drove a new. car.
The employee said the man was
reprimanded by his supervisor. ..
"He knew about the rules but he
just didn't think," said the co-work-
The same source said that the
earlier incident involved a depart-
ment head enroute to a meeting in
Shelby who gave another depart-
ment head a ride to pick up a car at
a Shelby garage. :
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