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Cool Off
In County
Cleveland County Council on
Aging is inviting participation in
Operation Cool Off for senior
Mrs. Charles Hamilton, ex
ecutive director of the program,
said that local people are invited
to donate fans and cooling units
to the program. Mrs. Hamilton
says that many elderly citizens
are suffering in the intense heat
and “citizens are encouraged to
clean out their attics and donate
any fans not in use to the pro
gram.” Mrs. Hamilton said the
program was highly successful
last year. She said the cooling
units will be returned at end of
summer to the donors.
Local citizens who need fans
or who would like to donate the
equipment are asked to call Mrs.
Hamilton at 482-3488.
Mrs. Hamilton also reminded
senior citizens to be aware of
danger of sun stroke in the in
tense heat. “Stay in the house
and drink plenty of water. If you
must do yardwork or garden
work do it in the early morning
or late evening hours,” she said.
Stopped Crime In Progress
Mrs. Cashion Cited For Bravery
A Kings Mountain woman,
Mrs. Joyce Falls Cashion, was
cited by the Cleveland County
Sheriff’s Department for
outstanding citizen participation
in aiding law enforcement in
reducing crime in Cleveland
Mrs. Cashion, wife of William
Z.(Bill) Cashion and operator of
Falls Superette on York Road,
received a certificate from
Cleveland County Sheriff Dale
Costner in spiecial ceremonies, in
which N. C. Attorney General
Rufus Edmiston participated, at
the Cleveland County Law En
forcement Center Tuesday.
Sheriff Costner said that Mrs.
Cashion’s “daring and bravery
directly led to the arrest of 22
people during a series of break-
ins in the area recently. Joyce
was a one-man patrol and ac
tually held the robbers with a
gun until officer arrived at the
Mrs. Cashion was quick to
praise the services of law en
forcement and said that “four
carsfull of officers quickly arriv
ed at the scene.” She also praised
Community Watch activities in
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CITIZEN AWARD-Mrs. Joyce Falls Cashion,
center, chats with Attorney General Fuius Ed-
minsten, left, and Cleveland County Sheriff
Photo by Lib Stewart
Dale Costner as she accepts a special award
from the law enforcement agency.
the area and said that through
this citizen participation pro
gram more robberies are foiled.
“With citizens like Joyce
Cashion, criminals will soon
learn that we just won’t put up
with break-ins,” said Edmiston
who was visiting in the county
this week. Edmiston said that
breaking and entering is the
fastest growing crime in
Cleveland County.
The certificate recognized
Mrs. Cashion “for outstanding
dedication, leadership and
achievement in aiding Law en
forcement and reducing crime in
Cleveland County.”
Officer said that Mrs. Cashion
watched a crime in progress and
apprehended one suspect. As a
result. Sheriff Costner said that
the Department cleared up 22
breaking and entering incidents
in the area.
Mrs. Cashion is active in the
Governor’s Crime Prevention
Program and has been active in
Community Watch. She served
two terms as Chairman of the
Cleveland County Democratic
Party. A Kings Mountain
native, she is the daughter of
Mrs. Craig Falls of Kings Moun
tain and the late Mr. Falls.
Going Back To School
Twenty-nine teachers from
the Kings Mountain District
School System are enrolled in a
special two weeks reading pro
gram at Bethware School.
Mastery teaching and learning
in a structured and organized
method of teaching reading is in
cluded in :he class which is in
structed by Diana Allen, Nancy
Hughes and Susan White.
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Ronald Nanney, Suaan Whit* and Diana
AlUn or* instructors for a special summer
reoding program for teachers at Bethware
School. The two weeks course began this
BURN NOTE - Rev. Jerry Smith. Church Clerk
Summi* Norman, and Doris Short, the oldest
chorter member of the Kings Mountain
Church of God. burn a not* during Sunday
morning worship service signifying that all
Photo by Gary Stewart
properties owned by the church are paid in
full. The congregation later celebrated with a
fellowship dinner in the newly-dedicated
Avery Hall, named in honor of former pastor.
S.W. Avery.
Bethware Principal Ronald Nan
ney is serving as principial of the
Exemplary Center Reading In
struction course for the second
Principal Nanney said the
teachers spend the first week in a
basic course of academics. The
second week is devoted to
prepsuation of materials in
duing charts.
Principal Nanney said the pro
gram emphasizes the “w holistic
approach and integrates
language, spelling, reading and
Bethware teachers have been
involved in the program for
three years and have been asked
to lead the ECRl course for
others for the past two years.
Principal Nanney leads classes
in behavorial management and
psychological learning theories.
The teachers demonstrate by
participation in a number of ac
tivities including teaching letter
names, letter sounds, words by
phonics, words by sight, word
writing,and skills.
Mrs. Cindy Wood, a first time
participant, said she is enjoying
learning new things that she can
use in her classroom at East
School. Other teachers echoed
her sentiments.
“We are real excited about the
program this year and are glad to
be able to offer this special
reading training again”, said
10th Birthday
On Thursday
Spectrum Fibers, Inc. will
celebrate its 10th anniversary
Thursday and Friday with Ap
preciation Day for its 166
Porta-Pig Barbecue of Lat-
timore will serve barbecue with
all the trimmings to employees
on all three shifts beginning this
Employees will receive caps
and other memorabilia of the oc
Spectrum officials from the
local plant and from the New
York City office will be on hand
to greet employees and to com
mend them for long service.
Employees with 10 years service
will be recognized in a special
Photo by Lib Stewart
LOOKALIKE-Bob Shaul of Americus, Ga. is a lookalik* for John
Denver and when Jeff and jane Redmond came home for a visit
last weekend they brought the "star" with them.
Shaul Looks
Like Denver
Iva and Tom Beam enjoyed
“fooling” some of their Wood-
bridge friends during the
weekend when they invited
them over to meet “John
The Beams’ houseguest. Bob
Shaul, of Americus, Ga., is a
lookalike for Denver but that’s
about as far as the resemblance
goes. According to Shaul, he
doesn’t play musical instruments
or sing but enjoys being invited
to parties, where he takes along
his guitar.
Bob and Carole Shaul and
Jane and Jeff Redmond were
houseguests of the Beams. Mrs.
Redmond, the former Jane
Lovelace, is daughter of the
Bob, or is it John, said that
before he cut his hair, which us
ed to be long, he v/as mistaken
for the “star” on several occa-
Bob and Jeff are chemical
engineers at Buck Eye Cellulose
Company, a division of Proctor
and Gamble, in Americas,, Ga.
The Shauls are parents of six-
year-old David.
Twenty-two guests were in
vited to the Beams for a cookout
honoring their weekend guests
and an autograph party.
The Beams and their guests
enjoyed boating and picknicking
at Moss Lake.
Watch Program
Mount Zion Baptist Church
Community will organize a
Community Watch program on
Thursday, June 2Sth, in a
meeting at 7:30 pjn. at the
Sgt. Shirley Pruitt* of the
Cleveland County SherifFs
Department will lead the pro
gram to which all residents of
the Cansler Street area are en
couraged to attend.

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