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VOLUME 94. NUMBER 62
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24. 1981
KINGS MOUNTAIN. NORTH CAROLINA
Lunch Time At KMHS...
Help Educate Children
By MARTHA WRIGHT
Kings Mountain District
Schools provides the opportuni
ty for students to enjoy
nutritious meals every school
day. These meals are prepared
and served by each of the eight
schools by a total staff of sixty
In the late forties the United
States Congress recognized the
need to provide adequate nutri
tion for school chili'en. As a
result, Congress appropriated
money in 1946 for the beginning
of the school lunch program as it
has been known for many years.
In the early 1970’s Congress
recognized that because of cer
tain economic conditions in the
United States, many families
could not afford to pay for meals
at school. In order to insure that
those who could not afford to
pay would have equal opportuni
ty for proper nutrition. Congress
began appropriating money to
cover the cost of meals for those
students who could not afford to
pay the full price.
All meals served to students
must meet specific standards
defined by the United States
Department of Agriculture.
Specifically, each lunch served
must contain the following com
ponents: 2 ounces protein rich
food, V4 cup fruit and/br
vegetable, 1 ounce of bread, and
Vi pint of milk. The United
States Department of
Agriculture, the North Carolina
Department of Agriculture, and
the Division of Child Nutrition,
State Department of Public In
struction monitor the program
operation in every school in
North Carolina to insure that
the program operates under the
rules and regulations defined by
federal and state laws.
At the beginning of the cur
rent school year, two major
changes were made in the school
lunch program or child nutrition
program as it is sometimes refer
red to at the federal level. The
first of these changes was the im
plementation of the “offer vs.
served” option in kindergarten
through fifth grade. This change
allows students to choose either
three, four, or five items on the
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Diane Davis Fills Food Order...
United Fund Campaign
Benefits Helping Hand
The Kings Mountain United
Way campaign, which kicked off
last week with a goal of $63,000,
benefits a number of programs in
Kings Mountain, Cleveland
County, the state and nation.
One local agency is the Kings
Mountain Ministerial Associa
tion Helping Hand Fund, which
provides assistance on a short
term emergency basis to in
dividuals not able to qualify for
grams. It provides medicine, fuel,
groceries, and other forms of
assistance to families in the
Kings Mountain area, and also
provides food and toys to needy
families at Christmas.
The program operates almost
entirely on funds received from
United Way. It will receive
$8,000 in 1982.
The program is carefully
managed by the Ministerial
Association and one staff per
son, Mrs. Diane Davis. Serving
as coordinator of the Helping
Hand Fund Committee this year
is the Rev. J.C. Goare, pastor of
Kings Mountain Baptist Church.
Assistant coordinator is the Rev.
Harwood Smith, pastor of St.
Matthew’s Lutheran Church.
The Helping Hand Fund is
the only agency in the Kings
Mountain area rendering
emergency and short-term
Ross Will Run
In District 6
The Kings Mountain Board of Commissioners
race took a new twist Wednesday morning when it
was learned that John Ross, who had filed for the
District Five seat, actually lives in District Six.
Thus, Ross, who lives on West Gold Street, is in
eligible to run for the District Five seat, which is be
ing vacated by Commissioner Bill Grissom.
However, Ross will be running for the District
Six seat held by Jim Dickey. He will oppose Dickey,
Jan Deaton and Johnnie Caldwell.
That leaves only two candidates in District Five,
Curt Gaffney and William Orr. Humes Houston is
unopposed in District Two.
Elections Board Chairman Luther Bennett
discovered the error during a check of the city’s
Bennett said the city re-drew the districts in 1975
and has annexed property since that time, but has
not provided the Elections Board with updated
maps, as it is required to do.
“It’s partially my fault,” Bennett said. “1 probably
should have checked the maps before John filed,
but he thought he lived in District Five, and so did
Bennett said he had checked with Alex Brock,
Chairman of the State Elections Board, and Brock
had said Ross would be eligible to re-file in District
Bennett said his instructions when filing can
didates are “to check their registration. We normal
ly don’t check their house number,” he said.
Bennett said that Watterson Street is the dividing
line between Districts Five and Six and that Ross
lives “just over the line” in the fourth block of Gold.
Ross, a lifelong resident of the city, said he “used
to be in five. The city added a sixth district several
years ago, and that’s probably when 1 was put in
six,” he said.
“The simplest thing for me to do would be to go
ahead and run in six," he added.
if if if if
if if if if
KM Candidates Speak
Does Kings Mountain need a city manager form
of government? What improvements need to be
made in recreation, the senior citizens’ program,
and city services?
The Herald asked these questions, and more, to
the seven candidates for the three Board of Com
missioners seats which will be voted on in the Oc
tober 6 election.
The candidates have differing opinions on some
of the questions, and they agree on some.
The in-depth interview with the candidates
begins on Page 1-B of today’s Herald.
The purpose of the questionnaire-type interview
is to give the candidates a chance to speak to the
people of Kings Mountain, and to give the voters
and means of evaluating the candidates.
It’s something you’ll enjoy reading.
assistance to the citizens. The
current trend in the national and
local economies has caused a
dramatic increase in the demand
upon the program.
“As the unemployment late
incrases, more people turti lO the
ministers for help,” R;v. Goare
said. “As the costs of life’s
necessities skyrocket, many pieo-
ple who work find that their
meager income no longer is
enough to sustain them. The
sharp rise in the costs of food,
fuel and services, along with the
big increase in the number of
people needing help, have forced
the fund into a deficit situation
again this year. This does not
represent irresponsible spending.
It does represent a phenomenal
upsurge in human need in our
The Incredible Carson and
Barnes Circus—billed as
America’s largest wild animal
circus-will be in Kings Moun
tain for a one-day, two-
performance stand on Mon.,
The circus will be located on a
six-acre field on Second Street
Extension near the entrance to
Kings Mountain Industrial Park.
The circus is being sponsored
by the Kings Mountain Fire
Department and all proceeds will
go to the construction project at
the Kings Mountain Fire
Museum. The museum is being
enlarged by the addition of a 30
by 60 feet room which will
house three antique fire trucks.
The firemen are financing the
construction themselves through
hot dog sales and other fund
The circus will probably begin
arriving in town on Sun., Oct. 11
in more than 40 diesel-powered
transport trucks. The football
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Kings Mountain High
School’s annual College Day will
be held Monday from 1:15 until
2:40 p.m. in the gym.
Representatives from over 70
four-year and junior colleges
from North and South Carolina
and Virginia will be on hand to
discuss their school’s programs
with interested juniors, seniors
Juniors will be allowed in the
gym from 1:15 until 1:55 and
seniors from 2 p.m. until 2:40.
Parents are welcome to come
during any of the above times.
Applications, brochures and
other materials will be available,
and applications and material
from all the schools will be left in
the office of Guidance
Counselor D.B. Blalock for
The representatives will be
available to discuss programs,
scholarships, and answer any
other questions from students
CONDUCTOR - lackson Parkhurst will conduct the North
Carolina Symphony at its Oct. 12 visit to Kings Mountain's B.N.
Barnes Auditorium. Advance tickets are on sale.
Symphony To Perform
In KM On October 12
The North Carolina Sym
phony will perform at B.N.
Barnes Auditorium in Kings
Mountain October 12 at 8 p.m.
Officers of the Kings Moun
tain Chapter held a meeting
Monday afternoon to plan the
Andy Neisler, President, said
advance tickets may be purchas
ed at the School
Superintendent’s Office. Ad
vance tickets are $5.50 for
adults, $3.50 for students and
senior citizens and $2.00 for
children under age five. Tickets
at the door will be $6.00 lor
adults, $4.00 for students and
senior citizens and $2.(K) for
children under five.
Persons buying 10 tickets will
receive two free tickets.
Tickets purchased for last
April’s performance, w hich was
cancelled, will be honored,
Jackson Parkhurst will con
duct the orchestra. Selections
will be from Handel, Bethoven,
Stranvinsky, and others.
Officers of the Kings Moun
tain Chapter for the 1981 season
are Neisler, President; Scott
Cloninger, Vice President;
Marlene Neisler, Secretary; John
The N.C. Department of
Transportation Tuesday cleaned
and re-synchronized traffic lights
on King Street from Cansler
Street to Cleveland Avenue.
Mayor John Moss said the
work was done “to assist the
flow of traffic” in the city.
The lights are set for green 65
piercent of the time during nor
mal periods and 72 percent dur
ing pieak periods.