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September 26, 2002
heading home from school.
Students from East Elementary take time to pose before
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“Personally, speaking for
myself, I think we've got
enough on our plates right
now,” Spears said.
Council also:
e Set the date of October
29 at 7 p.m. for a public
hearing regarding a request
from William and Donna
Huffstetler to rezone proper-
ty located at 236 Wright
Road from residential R-10
to conditional use R-20.
* Budget amendment for
the Planning Department
for $599 to cover Lake
Norman RPO dues
e Resolution to add wood
enclosed dumpster pad and
brick enclosed dumpster
pad to the City Standard
* Resolution to add stan-
dard street cross section 60
right of way 24’/28’ back to
¢ Resolution approving
the Hall Crossing Phase two
subdivision plan.
e Resolution for exten-
sions of water, sewer and
street drainage into Hall
Crossing Phase 2
Resolution authorizing
the sale by auction of
municipally owned personal
property on Saturday
October 19.
e Authorize a cross walk
and three-way stop behind
East Elementary School.
* Budget amendment for
$261,641 for the
water/sewer department to
complete the second street
sewer main extension proj-
ect and Floyd Street Sewer
Main Extension Project.
e Approved a request
from Wanda Conner for
rezoning of property at 703
West King Street from
Residential R-8 to Office.
Approved sending back
David A. Scism’s request to
rezone property located at
133 Scism Road from resi-
dential R-10 to conditional
use general business.
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Bob Wooten said he filed
a complaint with DSS after
the facility allegedly tried to
transfer his father-in-law
Robert Goforth Sr.
According to Wooten, this
was after he spoke with
Summit Place Executive
Director, Kristi Anthony, A
about alleged abuse of
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One of the issue's sur-
rounding the possible trans-
fer was Goforth’s condition.
‘Goforth had been on dial-
ysis before he died on
February 22.
In a letter dated February
8, Anthony requested that
Goforth’s family keep a
nurse on-site to be with
Goforth, which would meet
the requirements for skilled
The, letter said’ skilled care
requires a Ssessmient’ and ©
obser¢HtiBI GH ied ged bin
nurses on a 24-hour basis.
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efforts. We don’t have as
many rangers to do as much
Other areas, such as main-
tenance also had to adjust to
the state’s financial situa-
Sox said some trail and
grounds maintenance have
had to wait while his staff
concentrates on maintaining
the park’s buildings and
picnic areas.
While the state budget sit-
uation has not been cata-
strophic, Sox said the
biggest impact has been the
hiring freeze.
But Crowders has been
able to acquire land that
connected the park with the
Kings Mountain National
and State Parks in South
Carolina. That occurred in
December 2000.
“In some ways, on capital
projects and land acquisi-
tions, we were able to get
some things done that may
have been delayed right
before all of this happened,”
he said.
The state didn’t pass a
budget before the July 1
start of the fiscal year for the
second consecutive year.
With that in mind, Sox said
there is a possibility certain
facilities could be closed a
couple days a week.
“We hope not, but that is
still a possibility until we
receive some direction from
the administration,” he said.
Sox said he’s seen job
freezes while at Crowders,
but he did not want to spec-
ulate on the current finan-«
cial situation.
But despite the recent
financial situations in the
state and nation, Sox still
sees positive things in his
“The greatest joy for me
in working for parks is
being able to be involved in
preserving and protecting
unique and significant natu-
ral resources,” he said.
One of the difficulties
with his job is the hours.
Rangers work most week-
ends a year.
Since he lives at the park,
Sox ¢ould be! dalled 24 hours
a daycduring an emergency,
something he cited as both
an advantage and disadvan-,
Sox, who became interest-
ed in working with the out-
doors in college, said the job
does have its perks.
“It's a wonderful job.
There's not a lot of money
involved,” he said. “It’s one
of those jobs with great vari-
ety to the work and there
are frequent rewards -
instant and long-term.”
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sion participants had to
stop using.
“Somewhere we've got to
get away from a county-
wide tax to provide Shelby
water,” he said. “That is
simply a misnomer.”
Kings Mountain City
Manager Jimmy Maney |
questioned whether the
plan would benefit Kings
Mountain like it would
Shelby and the Sanitary
“The question is, is this
the right plan,” he said. “Is
this the answer to the coun-
ty’s water problem?”
Maney said most of the
tax dollars in the plan
would go to either Shelby
or the Sanitary District.
He said it would be
tough to explain a tax
increase for water to some-
one who is not served by
one of the county’s water
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request for the land, said
the construction company
was turned down for the
credit because it did not
have enough points to qual-
The application only
needed a couple more
points, Beam said.
“We are in the process of
renegotiating with the ~~ *
Eagan group to put in
another application for the
project using a local
lender,” Beam said. “They
feel confident, with a local
lender, they can bé success-
ful inthe fext round.”
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get this big," she said. "Once
I got started I just couldn't
stop. I think he was wanting
something quite a bit sim-
pler but I ended up covering
every single wall that he
ave me."
Although she paints
many afternoons, Hardee
also works at an area doc-
tor's office and teaches at
the Kings Mountain branch
of the Cleveland County
Having painted on walls
in her hometown of Sanford
during high school, Hardee
had few problems with the
walls at Grace.
"Walls aren't really a
stranger to me," she said.
"These were a little bit
tough. They're textured,
almost like a popcorn ceil-
ing. You can see they're real-
ly kind of rough. They were
really hard to do a lot of
detail on. It made it a little
bit harder. It was a chal-
lenge, but it was a lot of
Since she had not done a
mural in a while, Hardee
said she was excited to do
the one at Grace.
It started in the nursery
and went to the other class-
"I just started in the nurs-
ery," she said. "I had a good
idea of how I wanted it to
look and I pretty much
threw that together.”
Hardee portrayed scenes
from the Bible with 36
species of animals pared
together similar to descrip-
tions in the Old Testament
story of Noah's Ark.
She has not received any-
more requests for murals,
but Hardee stays busy recre-
ating vacation photos on
canvas for family and
. With the completion of
one mural, Hardee said she
might do another one.
"I might consider it," she
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Mrs. Lala Wofford Gossett,
92, of Fort Mill, SC, died
Tuesday, September 17, 2002
at White Oak Manor.
A native of Woodruff, SC,
she was the daughter of the
late Toy L. Wofford and
Leila Victoria West Wofford.
She was wife of the late
Daniel Cleveland “Clayton”
Gossett. She was also pre-
ceded in death by her son,
Roy W. Gossett of
She was retired from
Springs Industries. She was
a homemaker and member
of Westerly Hills Baptist
She is survived by her
sons, Toy Charles Gossett of
Montclair, NJ and Donald C.
Gossett of Greer, SC; sister,
Ila Wofford Allen of
Woodruff, SC; grandchil-
dren, Patty Silvestri of
Morristown, NJ, Sally Bardi
of Verona, NJ, Donna
Ferrara of Sussex, NJ, Clay
Gossett of Pittstown, NJ,
Todd Gossett of
Woodbridge, VA, Ashley
Harris of Kings Mountain,
and Mary Beth Gossett of
Greer, SC; and 12 great-
The funeral was conduct-
ed by the Rev. Roger Brown
at 11 a.m. Friday at Westerly
Hills Baptist Church, Fort
Mill, SC. Burial was in
Philadelphia United
Methodist Church cemetery.
Memorials may be made
to Westerly Hills Building
Fund, 1730 Doves Road,
Fort Mill, SC 29715.
Wolfe Funeral Home of
Fort Mill was in charge of
Clifford Eugene Rippy of
Kings Mountain died
September 19, 2002 at
Cleveland Regional Medical
Center in Shelby.
A native of Cleveland
County, he was the son of
the late J.K. and Lucy Payne
He is survived by his
sons, Timothy S$. Rippy of 111
Shelby amd Richard Eugene
Rippy of Kings Mountain;
and sister, Louise Yarbro of
Kings Mountain.
The funeral will be held at
a later date.
Harris Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.
Margaret Elizabeth Cook,
96,-1410 East Gaston Street,
formerly of South Grove
Street, died September 19,
2002 at Lincoln Nursing
A native of McDowell
County, she was the daugh-
ter of the late William B.
Griffin and Florence Sigmon
Griffin, and wife of the late
Loy William Cook.
She was a homemaker
and attended South River
Baptist Church.
She is survived by her son
and daughter-in-law,
Thomas and Carolyn Cook
of Lincolnton; daughter,
Ruth Winebarger of Kings
Mountain; sister, Ann
Louise Scronce of Vale;
daughter-in-law, Ruby Cook
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002
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of Lincolnton; 10 grandchil-
dren; 17 great grandchil-
dren, and eight great great
The funeral was conduct-
ed by the Rev. Lester
Paysour at 2 p.m. Sunday at
E.F. Drum Funeral Home.
Burial was in Crouse Baptist
- Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made
to South River Baptist
Church, Lincolnton, NC.
Hill, 84, formerly of 103 E.
Louisiana Avenue, died
September 23, 2002 at
Carolina Care Center in
A native of York County,
Sc, he was the son of the late
James A. and Mary Revis
Hill and husband of the late
Annie Mae Jones Hill. He
was also preceded in death
by his brothers, Garnet Hill
and Alexander Hill, and
niece, Sylvia Morgan.
He was a member of
Bethea Methodist Church
and was retired from
He is survived by his
nephews, Roger Hill and
J.C. Hill of Kings Mountain,
Ronnie Hill of McCoy, TX,
and Howard Hill of
Bessemer City; nieces, Betty
Koonce, Vivian Landers and
Cynthia McMillan, all of
Bessemer City; and great-
great niece, Molly Morrow.
The funeral will be con-
ducted by the Rev. E Dick
Whitner at 11 a.m. Thursday
at Ollie Harris Memorial
Chapel in Kings Mountain.
Burial will be in Oakland
Cemetery, Gaffney, SC.
Pallbearers will be Roger
Dale Crisp, Todd Landers,
Howard Grindstaff, Brick
Hill, Zackary Hill, and Chris
Memorials may be made
to Hospice of Gaston
County, PO. Box 3984,
Gastonia, NC 28054.
Harris Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.
SHELBY - Mandie Moore:
Lee, 78) forfiférly ofi i
BessemngoCibyjidiethoc bi
September 23, 2002 at
Century Care, Shelby.
A native of Dalton, Ga,
she was the daughter of the
late William Richard Moore
and Martha Price Moore
Wyatt. She was also preced-
ed in death by her husband
Leonard William Lee, broth-
er Robert Moore, and sister
Frances Hannah.
She was retired from CDA
Armstrong Mill in Gastonia
after 42 years of service.
She is survived by her
brother, Samuel James
Wyatt of Kings Mountain;
sister-in-law, Rosie Moore of
Bessemer City; and grand-
son, Daniel Wayne Lee of
The funeral will be con-
ducted by the Rev. Richard
Williams at 3 p.m. Friday at
Sisk-Butler Funeral Home,
Bessemer City. Interment
will be in Westview
Gardens, Bessemer City.
Visitation is from 7-8:30
p.m. Thursday at Sisk-Butler
Funeral home.
Sisk-Butler Funeral Home
is in charge of arrange-
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