t Thursday 20^ VOLUME 96, NUMBER 48 THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 1981 KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA Operation Cool Off Underway In County Cleveland County Council on Aging is inviting participation in Operation Cool Off for senior citizens. 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 County. 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 scene.” 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 L. M-ii • ***M»V 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. ) • kf READING WORKSHOP-Nancy Hugh**, Uft, 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 week. 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 year. 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 penmanship.” 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 structure, comprehension,creative 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 Nanney. Spectrum 10th Birthday On Thursday Spectrum Fibers, Inc. will celebrate its 10th anniversary Thursday and Friday with Ap preciation Day for its 166 employees. Porta-Pig Barbecue of Lat- timore will serve barbecue with all the trimmings to employees on all three shifts beginning this morning. Employees will receive caps and other memorabilia of the oc casion. 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 group. 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 Denver.” 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 Beams. 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 church. 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.