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Sunny skies make for a perfect June 4, 2022 CHS Graduation 108 students receive diplomas on a beautiful Saturday morning by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor One hundred, eight CHS seniors gladly received their diplomas under a Carolina blue sky at venerable Rudisill Stadium last Saturday, June 4. Two days prior, on Thursday, June 2, two seniors – Logan R. Hendrick and Stephen A. “Trip” Creason – received their diplomas in a special Baseball Graduation ceremony held at Fraley Field. The reason? The two youngsters are on the 2022 CHS Ironmen baseball team which was scheduled to play the Perquimans Pirates in the NCHSAA State 1A baseball championship, best two of three series in Holly Springs, NC, over the weekend. In that small ceremony,

HATS OFF (or up in the air!) TO THE 2022 CHS GRADS! – The CHS Class of 2022 toss their mortarboards high into the air, signifying that another graduation has come and gone on the field of venerable Rudisill Stadium. (photo by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media) CHS Principal Shawn Hubers said he was “proud of these two students and their entire class. I know you will do great things.” Gaston County Schools Board of Education representative for Cherryville Township, Bev-

ABC Board gives $30,000 to City at Council work session Items discussed will be voted on in the city’s July 11 regular session by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor At last Tuesday’s Cherryville City Council work session, Cherryville ABC Board President James R. Beam, Jr., presented the city with a $30,000 check. The check, Mr. Beam noted, was a result of the distribution of profits the business made for the fiscal year 2021-2022. Additionally, Beam noted they also gave $6,000 to the Cherryville Police Department as well. Store manager Allen Fraley as well as Mr. Beam, noted the store could give possibly an additional $10,000 after their audit. Mr. Fraley said that to the best of his knowledge the $41,000 given in FY 2020-2021 was the most the Cherryville ABC Board has ever given the city in a

single year, adding “…and I feel sure after the audit will we surpass that for FY 2021-2022.” He noted that if they are able, after this audit, to give the additional $10,000, it will be a total of $46,000 given to the city for FY 2021-2022. To date and since Sept. 14, 1982, Mr. Fraley said, via an email, the store has given, in distribution of profits to the city and the police department, a total of $1,174,286.36. With the estimated total revenue ($620,000) from beer and wine sales since 1982 added in, Mr. Fraley noted the ABC store has given a total revenue of all sales since 1982 as being $1,794,286.36. In his information he added they are “…on track to have sales of more than $1,600,000 for another record year as we close out FY 2021-2022.” Planning and Zoning Director Alec Blackburn had the next four topics all having to do with special use permits, amendments for zoning fees, application for annexation for a rezoning, and consideration for setting a public hearing for proposed conditional uses for a recreational vehicle See WORK, Page 2

erly Lovelace, said, “Congratulations to you and your parents, grandparents, and to all who brought them to where they are today; CHS graduates. Vaya con Dios! I pray you have a prosperous and successful journey

through life.” Guest speaker for the Thursday ceremony was retired Gardner-Webb head baseball coach and 1982 CHS graduate, Rusty Stroupe. Coach Stroupe wished Trip and Logan well

and wished them well in the future. In the Saturday, June 4 ceremony, in addition to Mr. Hubers, Ms. Jada Owenby, Assistant Principal at CHS, Mrs. Lovelace, Dr. Derrick Jackson, and Class Presi-

dent Jack Mulvey, who were at the Baseball Graduation, platform guests were: Sydney Abernathy (introduction of platform guests); salutatorian Rylee-Grace Burgis; Valedictorian Jackson Owens; Skye See GRADUATION, Page 4

2022 CHS Baccalaureate The 2022 CHS Baccalaureate service, sponsored by the Cherryville Area Ministerial Association, was held at Cherryville’s First Baptist Church on Sunday, May 22, at 7 p.m. The seniors in attendance were welcomed by Association President the Rev. Dale Hendricks, pastor of Shady Grove Baptist Church and the message was given by Rev. Keith Huss, pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Cherryville.

Some of the CHS seniors lined up outside FBC of Cherryville prior to the start of the Baccalaureate ceremony. See more photos on page 10. (photo by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

CHS’ Spencer signs to run track for CCC Yetis by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor Cherryville High senior Callista Spencer signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to run track for the Cleveland Community College Yetis last week. Spencer, 18, and her family, coaches, school staff, and fellow Lady Ironmen track members gathered at CHS on Wednesday, June 1 in order to pen her name to the LOI. Also present was Yetis track and cross-country head coach Steve McCachren. Spencer’s mom, Chassity and dad, Shannon, were in attendance, as well as track coaches Houston See SPENCER, Page 9

CHS senior Callista Spencer (sitting front and center) signed a letter of intent last Wednesday to run track for the Cleveland Community College Yetis. With her in the front row are (left to right) her dad, Shannon, and mom, Chassity. Standing (left to right): Yetis head coach Steve McCachren, CHS Athletic Director Scott Harrill, Lady Ironmen head track coach Houston Gilmore, and CHS Principal Shawn Hubers.

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Claude S. Dixon, Jr. CHERRYVILLE – Mr. Claude Solomon Dixon, Jr. passed away on Friday, May 27, 2022, at Cleveland County Hospice in Shelby, NC. He was born on June 13, 1928, in Cherryville, NC, to the late Claude S. Dixon, Sr. and Mamie Louise Byers Dixon. Claude, or “Papa” as he was so affectionately called by many, was a graduate of John Chavis High School in Cherryville, NC. He served in the United States Army, receiving the Occupational Medal (Germany) and an honorable discharge in 1952. His life’s career was working for The Cherryville Eagle, the hometown newspaper that he had sold on street corners as a boy and grew up to work there for many years as a Print Editor, even continuing after the newspaper was obtained by The Republic Newspaper Company. He retired from The Eagle after over 50-plus years of employment. He was well-known in the community, due to his work on the newspaper, but mostly because of his gentle demeanor and willingness to help however he could. His stellar work ethic was honored when he was inducted into the Cherryville Hall of Fame. Claude was a lifelong member of Rudisill Chapel AME Zion Church in Cherryville, where he faithfully served as the Sunday School Superintendent and a Choir member. He is the recipient of North Carolina’s highest civilian honor, The Order of the Long Leaf Pine, presented to him by Governor James G. Martin. He loved reading the newspaper, sporting a dapper hat or cap with khakis and a collar shirt, keeping his car impeccably clean, and spending time with his family and friends. He spent his last years at Somerset Court of Cherryville, where he was everyone’s “Papa”. In addition to his parents, Claude was preceded in death by his longtime devoted partner, Ms. Hattie Davis Roberts; one sister, Virginia Delores Dixon Twitty (Joseph); his niece, Angela Twitty Richardson; and his brother-in-law, Nelson Braxton. Claude leaves to cherish precious memories: one daughter, Claudia Stowe (Christopher) and granddaughter, Calli Lauren Stowe of Charlotte, NC; one sister, Johnnie Louise Dixon Braxton, of Lynchburg, VA; nephew, Peter Richardson, greatniece, Allie Delores Richardson both of Lilburn, GA, great-nephew, and Peter Christian Richardson, II, of Daytona Beach, FL. He leaves behind a loved and adored adopted family consisting of a daughter, Zita Roberts of Durham, NC; two grandsons: Andre Roberts of Durham, NC, and Anthony Roberts (Amber) of Kings Mountain, NC; great-grandchildren: Remun Roberts (Ta’leea)

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of Salisbury, NC; Julius, Israel, Zion and Gabriel Roberts, all of Durham, NC; Jakarri Roberts, Katlynn Roberts, Tyler McIntyre, and Noah Parks, all of Kings Mountain, NC; a long-time dear friend, Elsie “Boots” Foster of Shelby, NC; and many friends. Public viewing was at Costner Funeral Home, 2425 W. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia, NC, on Friday, June 3, 2022 from 3 until 7 p.m. Funeral arrangements were at Rudisill Chapel AME Zion Church, Cherryville, NC, on Saturday, June 4, 2022 with burial at Cherryville City Cemetery. Costner Funeral Home served the family of Mr. Dixon.

Troy Houser CHERRYVILLE – Troy Lee Houser, 75, of Cherryville, passed away Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at his residence. He was born April 17, 1947 in Cleveland County to the late Forrest Lee and Alene Lackey Houser. Troy was a family man and always stayed active and involved in what his children were doing. He coached with Optimist Football, was a Boy Scout Leader, and assisted with YMCA Indian Guides. He was also a member of North Brook Baptist Church and Cherryville Lion’s Club. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Doris “Coot” White and Betty Little; and brother-in-law, Terry Yount. Survivors include his wife, Sandra Bridges Houser; sons, David Houser and wife, Amy, and Todd Houser and wife, Noeme; grandsons, Austin Houser and Chris Hill; sister, Kathy Yount; brothersin-law, Cletus White and Steve Little; aunts and uncles, Alma McNeely, Matthew Dellinger, Clement Dellinger, and Emily Stephens; nieces and nephew, Traci Yount, Greg Yount, and Susan Fisher; greatnieces and great-nephews, Garrison Fisher, Madison Wright, Alec Yount, Colin Yount, and Sloane Yount. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 12 noon at Carpenter – Porter Funeral & Cremation Services with Rev. Dr. Wade Dellinger officiating. Burial followed at City Memorial Cemetery. The family received friends Saturday from 11 to 11:45 a.m., prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Gaston Hospice, 258 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia, NC, 28054, or North Brook Baptist Church, 7421 Flay Rd., Cherryville, NC, 28021. Condolences may be made to Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Services served the family of Mr. Houser.

Carey Beth Krywy WILMINGTON – Carey Beth Krywy of Wilmington, NC, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2022, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Monday was also her birthday; she was 44 years old. Carey Beth was the beloved daughter of Nan and the late Roger Davis of Cherryville, NC. She was born in Gastonia, NC, on May 30, 1978. Carey Beth was vivacious and charismatic. She had an endless capacity for kindness and her smile was warm and open. Carey Beth never met a stranger. She channeled her talents and joy for life into a successful sales career, where during one sales visit with a trainee in tow, she ‘closed’ both the sale and her future husband, John, on a first date. Carey Beth attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was bright and funny, a talented tennis player, and she had the heart and courage of a fighter. Carey Beth always pulled for the underdog and was quick to confront any injustice or to stand up for anyone who needed her. She poured every ounce of her warmth and energy into building a beautiful home with John and their three beloved dogs, Betsy, Juno and the late Lexi. Carey Beth is survived by her adoring husband, John Krywy of Wilmington, NC; their two fur children, Betsy and Juno; her mother, Nan Davis of Cherryville, NC; her sister, Katie Collins and Katie’s husband, Brad of Charlotte, NC; and her brother, Andy Davis of Aiken, SC. The family held a Celebration of Life Service for Carey Beth at Windermere Presbyterian Church, located at 104 Windermere Rd., in Wilmington, on Sunday, June 5, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, her family requests donations be made in Carey Beth’s name to Vintage Values, an organization in Wilmington that works to end domestic violence and provides emergency support services for survivors. Please leave memories and condolences for Carey Beth’s family at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation – Wilmington Chapel served the family of Mrs. Krywy.

WORK From Page 1 park and residential building design standards. These will all be taken up again at the city council’s regular session on Monday, July 11. Downtown Director David Day also spoke to Council about the Main Street Chair and members who have been nominated by a unanimous vote at that board’s May 25 meeting. They were seeking the Council’s vote on those named members voted to serve in the coming year. Lastly, City Clerk Paige Green discussed with Council a cemetery plot reverting back to the city’s ownership, citing Sec. 12-10 of the city’s ordinances (Code 1973, section 6-9) about such reversion of said plot to the city and getting out a public notice of same. She was instructed to do so as soon as possible.

Richard Eaker CHERRYVILLE – Mr. Walter Richard Eaker, 78, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2022 at Atrium Health – Cleveland. Richard was born on April 13, 1944 in Gaston County, NC, son of the late Everette Earl Eaker and Evelyn Mae Yount Eaker. He was retired from Jenkins Metal Corporation in Gastonia. After retirement Richard worked for Lowe’s in Lincolnton and also at the Tryon Recycling Center in Bessemer City. Richard was a member of Concord United Methodist Church in Bessemer City. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Leatherman Eaker. Survivors include his son, Chris Eaker of Raleigh; a sister, Lynn Eaker Helms of Gastonia; a sister-in-law, Lynn Bennett and husband, Rocky of Cherryville; nieces and nephews; Kevin Bennett (Lutricia), Wesley Bennett (Kristen), Kyle Bennett; Kim Huffman (Dustin), Dana Stone (Jeff), and Kenny Helms (Carrie). Also surviving are a number of great-nieces and nephews. To honor Mr. Eaker’s request, services and burial will be private. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. A guest register is available at Stamey – Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service is serving the family of Mr. Eaker.

Heavner named to Mars Hill’s Spring 2022 Dean’s List Brogan Michelle Heavner of Cherryville is one of 338 students named on the Honor Roll of the Academic Dean at Mars Hill University at the end of the spring 2022 semester. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 on a minimum of 12 semester hours, and carry no grade below a C.

City of Cherryville Events calendar JUNE June 16 – Third Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m. (Downtown) June 18 – Juneteenth Celebration, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. JULY July 1 – Independence Day Celebration, 6 to 10 p.m. July 16 – Third Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m. (Downtown) For more information on these and other events call (704) 435-3451, or visit the City’s web site at

ARRESTS 5-27: Joshua Cody Ayers, 22, 1052 QMYS End Trail, Cherryville; WSOJ (Gaston Co.) $233 “other” bond. type/amt. 5-28: Garrett Lewis Adams, 19, 1386 Rustic Trl. Lincolnton; one count each misdemeanor DUI, reckless driving to endanger, and speeding.$5,000 unsecured bond. 5-31: Roger Wayne Jones, 31, 360 Doc Wehunt Rd., Cherryville, was arrested at 535 Doc Wehunt Rd., Cherryville, by GCPD officers for one count each of larceny-other and an OFA (contempt of court/ perjury/court violation). 5-31: Larry Charles Chapman, 41, 1277 Shelby Hwy., Cherryville, was arrested by GCSO deputies at 425 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Gastonia, on one count each of an OFA (contempt of court/perjury/ court violation and a warrant from another agency. 5-31: Latisha Shante Elmore, 31, 612 S. Mountain St., Cherryville; one count of DWLR, expired registration, and WSOJ. $3,500 secured bond. 6-2: Jonathon Allen Rudisill, 32, 109 Woodvale St., Cherryville, was arrested at 2520 Lincolnton Hwy., Cherryville, by GCPD officers on one count of an OFA (contempt of court/perjury/court violation). 6-2: Jody Dellinger Welch, 50, 607 N. Pink St., Cherryville, was arrested at 325 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Gastonia, by GCPD officers on one count of aggravated assault. INCIDENTS 5-26: Cherryville woman reports attended death at her residence. Closed/cleared by other means. 5-27: CPD officer reports WSOJ on listed suspect who had an outstanding OFA. Closed/ cleared by arrest. 5-28: CPD officer reports DUI, reckless driving to endanger, and speeding by listed suspect who operated a motor vehicle while under the influence of an impairing substance. Closed/cleared by arrest. 5-28: GCPD officers report a new investigation into an aggravated assault incident at 138 Brown – Waterson Rd., Cherryville. 5-29: Cherryville woman reports larceny ($250/Apple iPad) by listed suspect who took her iPad. Case is active and under

further investigation. 5-29: Cherryville law office reports call for service (barring notice) as listed suspect was sleeping on steps of office. Closed/ cleared by other means. 5-29: Cherryville man and Maiden woman report call for service due to an altercation at a residence. Damaged: a KIA and a Chevy Silverado. Closed/ cleared by other means. 5-31: CPD officer reports DWLR, expired registration, and WSOJ on an unnamed female suspect, age 31, who was committing the listed offenses. Closed/cleared by arrest. 6-1: GCPD officers report further investigation into larceny-other at 695 S. Pink St., Cherryville. 6-2: GCPD officers report further investigation into a non-forced entry residential burglary and damage to property and vandalism at 1029 Hephzibah Church Rd., Crouse. 6-3: GCPD officers report a drug/narcotic violation and a drug/equipment violation at 304 Hephzibah Church Rd., Crouse. WRECKS 5-28: A vehicle driven by Dorian Ramon Morales, 41, 156 Amber Woods Dr., Tega Cay, SC, told the responding officer he was helping his son and ran the red light at the intersection of Church and Cherry Streets. He then collided with a vehicle driven by Stormie May Welch, 24, 1423 Bethlehem Dr., Kings Mountain, and Richard Eugene Kerley, 71, 121 Oak Leaf Dr., Kings Mountain. Thos injured at the scene were treated at the scene by GEMS and with some being transported to Atrium Health Lincoln, Lincolnton. Est. damages to the Morales vehicle: $1,500; to the Welch vehicle: $3,200; to the Kerley vehicle: $6,000. The Kerley vehicle was towed to McDaniel’s Towing by McDaniel’s Towing. Mr. Morales was cited for failure to stop at a red light and having OL. 5-31: A vehicle driven by Robert Justin Johnson, 27, 608 N. Dixie St., Cherryville, and a vehicle driven by Brittany Taylor Westbrooks, 23, 7345 Knobs Landing, Connelly Springs, NC, both sustained none to minor damage in a collision at Local Market. No injuries reported. Å

LEGAL NOTICE OF REVERSION OF CEMETERY PLOTS NORTH CAROLINA GASTON COUNTY CITY OF CHERRYVILLE CITY COUNCIL Notice is hereby given that the Cherryville City Council of Cherryville, NC is asking any relative by blood, marrriage or adoption of Ms. Ruth T. Hayes appear and confirm ownership with a deed to cemetery plots in the Cherryville Memorial Cemetery. The cemetery plots are located in row Q plot 37 A & B. When any cemetery lot or single grave openings shall remain without any interment therein for 20 years or more since last cemetery deed therefor was issued or since the last interment therein, whichever is later, and the owner of the record shall die or is not a resident of the city, and the whereabouts of such record owner or any relative by blood, marriage or adoption of such owner is not known by any member of the council, the title to such cemetery lot or single grave opening shall revert to the city. If you are a relative by blood, marriage or adoption and you can appear and confirm ownership with the original cemetery deed to the plots above, please contact City Clerk Paige Green at 704-435-1709, or 116 S. Mountain Street Cherryville, NC 28021 CE (6/8, 6/15, 6/22, & 6/29/2022)

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Post 100 Commander Mike Robinson welcomes everyone to the May 30 Memorial Day ceremonies at the Cherryville American Legion Building.

A wide shot of those in attendance for the 2022 Memorial Day Observance at the Post 100 Legion Building in Cherryville. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

Memorial Day 2022 Observance Cherryville’s American Legion Post 100 celebrated and remembered its veterans and their sacrifices on May 30, 2022, Memorial Day with small service and wreath laying inside the Legion Building on Pink Street. Commander Mike Robinson, Ladies Auxiliary Unit 100 President Lynette Christensen and Department President of the Auxiliary of North Carolina, Jill Parker-Puett, along with members Jean Skibo,

Rev. Dr. Billy Lowe, and Judy McSwain, spoke, prayed, or read a poem at the event in memory of our fallen veterans of the many wars the United States has fought. The Post 100 Color Guard fired a rifle salute and dual member (of Post 100 and Unit 100) Monica Lockwood and Sons of the American Legion member Danny Eaker placed the wreath inside the Legion building. Refreshments were served afterwards.

Cherryville City Councilwoman and Department President of the Auxiliary of North Carolina, Jill Parker-Puett, speaks at the Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 30.

After placing the wreath in memory of all the fallen service men and women for Post 100’s Memorial Day ceremony, retired Marine Monica Lockwood, a dual member of the American Legion and Unit 100 Ladies Auxiliary, and Sons of the American Legion member Danny Eaker, salute the wreath.

Here’s what’s coming up at your Cherryville Branch Library by TRACI POLLITT Manager – Cherryville Branch Library

The Post 100 American Legion Color Guard firing a rifle salute in memory of our fallen service members at the Monday, May 30 Memorial Day ceremony at the Cherryville American Legion Building.

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LEGO Club – Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. Family Storytime – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Pixel It with Perler Beads (Teens) – Thursday, June 9 at 4:30 p.m. The Friday S.T.R.E.A.M. – Fridays at 10:30 a.m., June 10 – July 29 “Dream a Big Ocean of Possibilities” with Roger Day – Monday, June 13 at 10:30 a.m. Summer Reading Book Club (grades 4-6) – Monday, June 13 at 4:30 p.m. “Into the Big Blue” w/ Gaston County Museum – Monday, June 20 at 10:30 a.m. So Much Sand! (Teens) – Thursday, June 23 at 4:30 p.m. Cooking Smart with Local Summer Fruits & Vegetables – Monday, June 27 at 10:30 a.m. “Fin-tastic Animals” w/ the Schiele Museum – Tuesday, June 28 at 1:30 p.m.

Summer Reading has officially begun! We are thrilled to be welcoming patrons into our branch this summer, as well as the many special guests we have lined up for June and July. We’ll have great performers for the children, special events provided by staff of our local museums (the Schiele and the Gaston County Museum), and presentations for our adults. It’s this last one that has us smiling, as it means the return of our partnership with the Gaston County Cooperative Extension and Linda Minges. Linda is the Family & Consumer Science Agent at the

The “Oceans of Possibilities” board and artwork in the Cherryville Branch library’s activities and meeting room. Gaston County Center of the NC Cooperative Extension (found at the Citizen’s Resource Center in Dallas). As a registered dietician, she’s provided community programs relating to local foods, chronic disease management, nutrition, food safety, and wellness for over 18 years to the residents of Gaston County. She is passionate about her work, and we are honored to have her No, it’s not really a dolphin hanging out as a coworker and in the library’s activities and meeting community partner. room; just a colorful (and transparent) Linda will be piece of art on the window of the room’s bringing two events door. Quite the illusion, wouldn’t you to the Cherryville say? (photos provided) Branch Library NC fruits and vegetables inthis summer. Both are for clude berries, corn, eggplant, our adult patrons, and both require registration, which okra, peaches, and summer begins today (June 1). First squash. Participants will reup is “Cooking Smart with ceive recipes, information on Local Summer Fruits & Veg- preparation of produce, and etables” on Monday, June storage tips. In July, Extension will 27 at 10:30 a.m. During this host “Eat Smart & Move hour-long presentation, participants will learn how to More with MyPlate” on Monmake tasty, delicious, and day, July 18 at 10:30 a.m. easy meals using the bounty We all know the benefits of of summer produce. Featured See LIBRARY, Page 9

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In the 2022 Baseball Graduation for Ironmen seniors and baseball players Stephen “Trip” Creason and Logan Hendrick, the two are escorted out onto Fraley Field, their home baseball diamond, by Junior Marshal (and fellow baseball Ironman) Will Fowler and CHS Class President for 2022, Jack Mulvey. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

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Stephen “Trip” Creason and Logan Hendrick, as well as Junior Marshal, Will Fowler, at the Thursday, June 2 Baseball Graduation held for them because the three boys were going to be in Holly Springs on June 4 to play in the 2022 NCHSAA 1A baseball state championship.

Members of the 2022 CHS senior class walk onto the field at Rudisill Stadium to the tune of Elgar’s traditional “Pomo and Circumstance”.

“Trip” Creason and Logan Hendrick toss their mortarboards in the air after CHS Principal Shawn Hubers declares then CHS graduates!

Guest speaker and CHS Class of 1995 member Leslie Schilling speaking to 2022 class of soon-to-be graduates last Saturday, June 4.

GRADUATION From Page 1 Reed (introducing the guest speaker); Cherryville school principals Audrey Hovis, Todd Dellinger, and Matt Rikard, and Tryon principal Meghan LeFevers, and guest speaker and 1995 CHS graduate, Leslie Schilling. Hubers told the graduates that is has been his honor to serve as their principal. He told them that many of them will further their educations but reminded them of their tight bonds formed as Ironmen. “I just want to challenge you to make wise choices,” he said. Mrs. Lovelace congratulated the seniors on behalf of the Gaston County Schools’ Board of Education. Said Mrs. Lovelace, “Your families and your teachers and school staff have supported you and groomed you to get to where you are today. To you parents; thank you for the impact you’ve had on these students.” Lovelace equated their lives like being the chapters of a book; one which is still being written. “Now Part Two begins! You have been given the necessary tools to go on. Remember your fondest memories. I pray you will

reflect that each day is a gift and that you will remember that through God’s grace all things are possible!” she said. Salutatorian Rylee-Grace Burgis spoke, noting that teachers have been vital to them all and that the class has always “been very close” as students. Burgis’ best memory, she said, was from middle school playing flag football at recess, adding that when they all got to high school they were hit with what she termed “the COVID adversity”, noting that terrible time “only made us stronger.” In closing, she said, “Fellow classmates, I am proud of every one of you! I can’t wait to see what we do!” Valedictorian Jackson Owens spoke next, and like Ms. Burgis, he too thanked the CHS faculty and the families of the graduates. Looking to his left at his friends and Ironmen classmates, he said, “Fellow graduates; we made it! Today marks a significant chapter in our lives. Today we move ahead. Continue to strive for excellence. Let our class tell a story of a small town with a big heart. Remember to strive for excellence.” Guest speaker and CHS Class of 1995 member Leslie Schillings took the podium after being introduced by Skye Reed to address the

seniors. Schilling, an author and successful sports nutritionist, currently lives in Las Vegas, NV, and is working on a new book, “Feed Yourself”. She talked about how she got from CHS to where she is today, telling the 2022 seniors they too can do as she has. “It is an honor to be back,” she said. “What I have learned is that things are not always what they seem. You can live a life of adventure, why just look how far you have come!” She told them of how they spent their sophomore year in front of a computer rather than in an actual classroom; not in school but rather at home learning; and that knowing now the importance of relationships we must be true to ourselves. Class of 2022, may you be blessed!” She continued, “Nobody is like you. You are a blessing. Do not be afraid of who you are because being different is gift. The skills you have learned are only the beginning; be willing to expand your heart and your mind. Relationships taught me more. Guard your mind; you can be wrong, people are not always what they seem, so again, expand your mind. If you judge people, you don’t have time to know them. Be willing to unlearn and learn

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CHS graduate Jack Mulvey shakes hands with Mrs. Beverly Lovelace, of the Gaston County Schools’ Board of Education. Waiting to shake his hand are Mrs. Audrey Hovis and guest speaker Leslie Schilling (Class of '95).

These seniors are all smiles as the leave Rudisill Stadium, diplomas in hand, ready to go forth into their summer vacation. living life with people who are different from you. I offer you a wish; a wish for a life full off relationships; a desire to look for your own purpose. Finally, take risks that can bring you closer to other people. You can bet on your-

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self. Congratulations Class of 2022!” After the singing of the classic “Alma Mater”, Principal Hubers asked the seniors to move their tassels, then declared them to the audience, pre-

senting the graduates of the CHS Class of 2022. The recessional was played as everyone then filed out of Rudisill Stadium. (Mrs. Susan L. Powell contributed to this article)

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The ‘masks of God’ and how His voice speaks to us

REV. DR. BILLY LOWE Pastor – Cherryville First Presbyterian Church

municates love, a moment of quiet silence when our hurried, almost out-of-control lives find focus and wholeness. But supremely, this “silent voice” comes to us through Jesus Christ.

Effective Communications As I was browsing the internet, I noticed that there are some interesting celebrations in the month of June. A few are… • National Accordion Awareness Month • National Adopt a Cat Month • National Country Cooking Month • National Give a Bunch of Balloons Month • Turkey Lovers Month Some topics were very serious such as Men’s Health Awareness, and some were fun like National Candy Month. One topic in particular caught my eye called “National Effective Communications Month”. It made me think about my Christian walk and how I was doing with my conversations and interactions with others. I know that all of us have been guilty of saying things that were unkind, but we must strive to be careful to use our words wisely. As Benjamin Franklin stated, “A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over.” Also, Proverbs 12:18 (GNT) says, “Thoughtless words can wound as deeply as any sword, but wisely spoken words can heal.” It is very important to remember the magnitude of what we say to our family members, colleagues, and even strangers. “The tongue has no bones, but is strong enough to break a heart. So be careful with your words.” “A broken bone can heal, but the wound a word opens can fester forever.” - Anonymous I believe that National Effective Communications Month was established to remind us that we must foster positive communication skills. The bible also admonitions us to pay attention to what we are saying. Proverbs 21:23 (CEV) “Watching what you say can save you a lot of trouble.” GROW UP Self-control of the tongue is

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I thought how selfish of me to think only of my hurt, so I prayed, “How can my son, my daughter-in-law, his brother, his grandmothers, and aunts, uncles, cousins and friends; how can they live with their wounded hearts? We are all hurting so!” That’s when Jesus spoke to me immediately answering my prayers! He spoke to me through a thought I didn’t try to think and said, “I will cover their wounded hearts with my wounded hand! I will cover your wounded heart with my nail wounded hand! It is my will for you to live! This life is always

The Word made flesh is always “a sound of gentle stillness”, for the Incarnate Word is never coercive or overwhelming, or unintelligible. Instead, in clarity it woos and beckons us, saying, “Come to Me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” This “voice of God” recently spoke to me as I experienced a personal crisis. On May 9 my grandson took his own life. On May 10, driving south on I-85 to Montgomery, Alabama, I prayed, “Lord, how can I live with this? My heart has a gashing wound in it. How can I live?” And then

going to bring heartbreak, troubles and pain. Tragedy and turmoil will always be at the door. However, there is a Holy One who can love you through it all. His Word assures us, “…that neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38) God bless and keep you all!

“Zoomerang”, VBS at Shady Grove Baptist Church, 3240 Tryon Courthouse Rd., Cherryville, will start Sunday, June 12, and run until Thursday, June 16, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. It is for current 1st Graders and above in ages, so come on and register today at https://shadygrovelife. For more information, please call Shady Grove Baptist Church at (704) 435-9605.

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attribute of maturity. Little children will say anything that is on their minds whether it’s polite or not, but an adult is supposed to be able to think before they speak. In fact, having self-control in this one area trickles down to other areas of your life. James 3:2 (AMP) says, “For we all stumble and sin in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says [never saying the wrong thing], he is a perfect man [fully developed in character, without serious flaws], able to bridle his whole body and rein in his entire nature [taming his human faults and weaknesses].” PRAY THIS PRAYER: “Lord, I praise you for giving us a way to communicate with You and others. Thank You for being a God that hears and answers prayers. Father, forgive me for failing You in my thoughts, words, and deeds. I am ashamed of some of the things that have come out of my mouth. Please set a guard over my mouth LORD, and keep watch over the door of my lips. May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.” Danyale Patterson is cofounder of Enlighten Ministries, a 501c3 organization with her husband Brandon Patterson. Contact her at www. to share a testimony, send a prayer request, or book her to speak.

City of Cherryville Recreation Department 116 South Mountain Street Cherryville, NC 28021 (704) 435-1700

Pre-Construction Conference (Westgate) The City of Cherryville will be holding a pre-construction conference for the renovations at Westgate Park. Copies of the plans are available upon request and will be provided at the conference. The renovations will include but not limited to replacement of asphalt roadways, storm-drain replacement, new concrete facilities, and a new dog park. Bidders must hold a current NC General Contractors License, carry the proper insurance coverage, and must provide a performance bond for the project. Anyone who is interested in bidding this project please contact the City of Cherryville for details. It is also highly recommended that all interested contractors attend the meeting to receive the bid package and have any questions answered about the project. This will be the only pre-construction meeting for this project. It will also be an informal meeting which contractors will not be required to attend to submit a bid for the project but it is highly recommended. Westgate Park Pre-construction Meeting Date: June 20, 2022 Time: 10:00am Cherryville Fire Department Training Room 411 East Church Street Cherryville, NC 28021

Living Word Ministries 306 East Academy Street, Cherryville Anthony Grove Baptist Church 100 Anthony Grove Road Crouse, NC 704-435-6001

Fairview Baptist Church 415 South Mountain Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-4299

Living Word Ministries 306 East Academy Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-3213

Second Baptist Church 201 Houser Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-9657

Bess Chapel United Methodist Church 6073 Flay Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-7969

First Baptist Church 301 East 1st Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-3796

Marys Grove United Methodist Church 1223 Marys Grove Church Rd Cherryville, NC 704-435-5544

Shady Grove Baptist Church 3240 Tryon Courthouse Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-9605

First Church of the Nazarene 301 North Elm Street Cherryville, NC 828-838-2428

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church 235 A.W. Black Street Waco, NC 704-435-8842

St. John’s Lutheran Church 310 West Church Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-9264

First Presbyterian Church 107 West Academy Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-6064

Mt. Zion Baptist Church 112 Mt. Zion Church Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-9636

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church 1203 St. Mark’s Church Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-5941

Bethlehem United Methodist Church 6753 NC 182 Highway Cherryville, NC 704-435-1608 Blessed Hope Baptist Church 3357 Fallston-Waco Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-8530 Body of Christ Fellowship Center 405 S. Cherokee Street Cherryville, NC Calvary Way Holiness Church 1017 Second Street Cherryville, NC Pastor Clifton Morgan Cherryville Church of God 810 East Main Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-2275 Cherryville Missionary Methodist Church 318 W. Ballard Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-6934 Emmanuel Baptist Church 1155 Marys Grove Church Rd Cherryville, NC 704-435-5764

First United Methodist Church 601 N. Pink St. Cherryville, NC 704-435-6732

North Brook Baptist Church 7421 Flay Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-4471

First Wesleyan Church 800 North Pink Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-6069

Oak Grove AME Zion Church 542 Flint Hill Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-3687

Free Saints Chapel Church 813 Self Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-0949

Oak Grove Baptist Church 219 Tot Dellinger Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-3053

Gospel Way Baptist Church 3904 Tryon Courthouse Rd. Cherryville, NC 866-356-3219 Legacy Church 805 Self Street Cherryville, NC 704-457-9615

Revival Tabernacle 1104 Delview Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-4073 Rudisill Chapel AME Zion Church 417 South Mountain Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-5621

Victory Life Assembly of God 1655 Shelby Highway Cherryville, NC 704-435-5539 Waco Baptist Church 262 N. Main Street Waco, NC 704-435-9311 Washington Missionary Baptist Church 1920 Stony Point Road Waco, NC 704-435-3138 Word of Faith Ministry 306 Doc Wehunt Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-5560 Zion Hill Baptist Church 3460 Zion Hill Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-3355

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How does God’s “silent voice” become audible to us? Martin Luther frequently spoke of “the masks of God.” By this phrase he did not mean that God is silent or inaccessible. Rather, that God most often speaks to us through commonplace people and events. God’s “silent voice” may be a word of encouragement or the simple handclasp of a friend or even a stranger, an inner confirmation of some task that we have undertaken, the sensing of a “Presence” that reassures and com-

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It’s time for the Class of 2022 to shine! by W. JEFFREY BOOKER, Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools

Congratulations to the Gaston County Schools

Class of 2022! We are very proud of this year’s seniors, and we are pleased to join their family and friends in celebrating the special occasion of high school grad-


DR. W. JEFFREY BOOKER Having qualified on 20th day of April, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of JIMMY RAY MCGINNIS, deceased, of Gaston County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Michael Anthony Howell, Executor, on or before the 18th day of August, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 18th day of May, 2022. Michael Anthony Howell, Executor Estate of: Jimmy Ray McGinnis 44 E Branch Ave Gastonia, NC 28054 CE (5/18, 25, 6/01 & 08/2022) BN (5/19, 26, 6/02 & 09/2022)

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF GASTON NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 25th of April, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of ALEXANDER RONALD MIMS, deceased, of Gaston County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned Brenton S. Begley, Administrator, on or before the 18th day of August, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 18th day of May, 2022. Brenton S. Begley, Administrator 233 E, Graham Street Shelby, NC 28150 Counsel for the Estate McINTYRE ELDER LAW PO Box 165 Shelby, NC 28151 CE (5/18, 25, 6/01 & 08/2022) BN (5/19, 25, 6/02 & 09/2022)


uation. Our seniors’ achievements are worthy of praise. They have received numerous awards for excellence in academics, athletics, the fine arts, extracurricular activities, and community

service. Millions of dollars in scholarships have been awarded to our seniors from some of the most prestigious colleges and universities in our state and across the country. Everything our seniors have achieved both inside and outside the classroom is a result of their hard work, dedication, perseverance, and commitment to success. Graduating from high school is a milestone because it happens only once in life. It is a time for our seniors to be proud of all that they have accomplished to reach the graduation stage. It also is a time to be thankful for the family members, teachers, mentors, class-

LEGAL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Cherryville City Council will meet on Monday June 13, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. at the Cherryville Community Building at 106 S Jacob Street to hold a Public Hearing in consideration of a Special Use Request for 100 Anthony Grove Road, further identified as PID # 225126. The request is for a Day Care/Elementary School to operate within existing church structures. For more information, please contact Zoning Administrator Alex Blackburn at 704-435-1705 or at CE (6/1, 6/8/2022)


mates, friends, and everyone else who’s had a meaningful role in shaping them into the people they are today. We all love stories, and every graduate has one – stories about being determined and staying focused; stories about overcoming obstacles to achieve goals; and stories about making the right choices. Collectively, the story for the Class of 2022 is one that highlights the students’ commitment to doing well in school, showing the qualities of an effective leader, supporting their classmates, their school, and their community, and making a difference in everything they set out to do. With our graduates receiving their high school diploma and moving on to college, the military, and the workforce, their stories will continue to be written, and what a wonderful narrative each one of them will be. When we think about the Class of 2022, there is one word that comes to mind: resilience. American writer Jamais Cascio said that “resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected – the goal of resiliency is to thrive.” Resilient people are tough. They are able to handle whatever comes their way, and they work

hard to bounce back from stress and struggles so they can focus on and enjoy the positives. We all know that graduation is a time for transitioning from childhood to adulthood, and it is a time for new and exciting possibilities. The graduates in the Class of 2022 are stepping out of their comfort zone and embracing the future. They are ready to thrive in a different way, in a different place, and on a different level. The Board of Education joins me in extending our very best wishes to each graduate. We encourage you to continue setting goals. Work hard always, keep your sights on what you want to do in life, and always dream big. Above all else, the resiliency that you have displayed during your high school years will be the quality that carries you through everything that you will experience in life. To the Class of 2022: be happy, be thankful, and be proud. Stay tough, keep thriving, and let your light shine brightly in all that you do. Congratulations! (Dr. W. Jeffrey Booker is the superintendent of Gaston County Schools and the 2022-2023 Southwest Region Superintendent of the Year.)

Public Notice Cherryville ABC Board Budget Hearing

NORTH CAROLINA GASTON COUNTY CITY OF CHERRYVILLE CITY COUNCIL Notice is here by given that the Cherryville City Council will conduct a Public Hearing on Monday June 13, 2022 at 6:00 p.m., at the Cherryville Community Building, located at 106 S. Jacob Street, to consider the following: Consideration of adopting the annual budget ordinance For FY 2022 – 2023 A copy of the proposed 2022 – 2023 budget may be obtained in the City Clerk’s office. All interested parties are invited to attend and be heard.

The Cherryville ABC Board will hold its annual budget hearing on June 15, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at the Cherryville ABC store located at 112-A North Cherry Street, Cherryville NC 28021. The hearing is open to the public but the public will not be allowed to comment on the proposed budget. The budget being presented is for the 2022-2023 fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2022 and ending on June 30, 2023. This notice is being run in accordance to Chapter 18B of the General Statutes of North Carolina. The budget has been submitted to the board. A copy is available for inspection in the office of the General Manager and the public hearing will take place on the time and date above. The proposed budget at the time of printing has not been approved.

Paige H. Green, CMC, NCCMC, City Clerk All meetings are open to the public.


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Post 100 Legion baseball men currently 4-0 in Area IV Western Division Cherryville Legion team is also 5-3 overall so far by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

Cherryville’s American Legion Post 100 ball club played Burke County Post 21’s ball club at Fraley Field on Tuesday, May 31, defeating them by a score of 14-5. Head coach Bob Reynolds utilized two pitchers in this battle: Will Blackburn, and Ashton Pope. Blackburn got the win, striking out six batters and walking three. Pope came in and got two strikeouts. Blackburn helped himself at his turn at bats by going 1for 4, and getting walked. Pope also helped himself going 2 for 4; one a hit to the Fraley Field fence, and getting 3 RBIs. Other hitters for the Post 100 men were lead-off batter Landon Jenkins (3-5, a triple, and 3 RBIs); Zane Brockman (4-5, a double, scored on a wild pitch, and 3 RBIs); Cole Irby (1-5, a double, and an RBI); Jacob Hammrick (1-4, a double, and a walk); Taylor Cook (2-4, 2 hits, and a walk); and catcher Reid

Stroupe (2-4, a double, 2 hits, a walk, and an RBI). The Post 100 men got their 14 runs off of 16 hits to the detriment of the Burke Post 21. Since Legion play started in May, and according to Richard Walker’s web site, Post 100 is currently 4-0 in the Area IV Western Division, and 5-3 overall. In other Post 100 AL matchups, also listed on Mr. Walker’s web site, from the most recent to the oldest game listed for Post 100, on June 1, Cherryville defeated Rutherford County Post 423, 7-6. The day before, Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day), Post 100 was at Rowan, losing to Post 324 8-1). The Saturday, May 28 game between Caldwell Post 29 and Cherryville, played at Cherryville, was suspended to June 22 with Caldwell leading 4-2 with two outs in the top of the seventh inning. On May 27, Post 100 was at Hickory Post 48, handing that team an 18-3 loss in five innings. The May 26 matchup between Rutherford Post 423, scheduled to be played at Cherryville’s Fraley Field was postponed, with no date

set for a game. On May 25, the Post 100 game at Henderson was also postponed until Tuesday, June 28, and the May 23 game pitting Cherryville at Gastonia was also postponed with makeup date set. May 22 saw Post 100’s baseball squad blank Cherryville at Burke 12-0 in five innings of play, while the day previous day, May 21, Post 23 of Gastonia played at Post 100’s home field with Post 100 taking that game by a score of 22-0 in five innings. On Tuesday, June 7, Post 100 was at Rock Hill, in South Carolina, taking on Post 34, and on Wednesday, June 8, they are in an Area IV matchup against Asheville Post 70, at Asheville (game starts at 7 p.m.). On Thursday, June 9, they play at Cleveland Co. Post 82 and 155; game time also starting at 7 p.m. The Cleveland Co. Classic starts June 10 and runs through June 12 with games at Fraley Field on Friday and Saturday, and games at Keeter Stadium on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. (Additional info and stats: Richard Walker of Carolinas Sports; Susan L. Powell; and Danny Eaker)

Burke County right-fielder Carson Dixon has one get by him at the May 31 Legion game at Fraley Field. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

Cherryville right fielder Ashton Pope taps his batting helmet on that of teammate Cole Irby who has just crossed home plate a few seconds before Pope.

Burke County’s pitcher, Daniel Stevens, almost catches the Post 100 runner off the bag as he throws to first baseman Peyton Smith, trying for the out.

Burke base runner Mason Mozely watches as Post 100 hurler Will Blackburn winds up for the throw. Looking on also is Post 100 first baseman Joseph Webb.

Pirates down Ironmen in NCHSAA 1A state championship CHS ties series 1-all in Game Two; can’t get needed runs in pivotal Game Three by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor The Ironmen, who were 8-4 in the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A, finished their 2022 season 22-12 overall, losing two games in the best-of-three State 1A Championship series held last week at Holly Springs’ Ting Park. They played the defending 1A champions, the Perquimans Pirates. After taking the program’s 10th Regional Championship, it was their first appearance in a State Championship series since 2016, according to information received from the NCHSAA. While the CHS Ironmen managed to tie the series 1-all in Game Two; they couldn’t get the needed runs in a pivotal Game Three to tie the Pirates or get a one-run lead in the heart-breaking loss to the Perquimans ball club. Game One The first game played on June 3 saw a tough pitcher’s battle pitting UNC – Wilmington signee, lefty Tanner Thach of the Perquimans Pirates, against scrappy right-hander,

Brayden Reynolds. Reynolds struck out two, gave up one run, and allowed no walks. He was followed on the mound by senior Trip Creason, who walked one batter. The score was 0-1 in favor of the Pirates. The Ironmen’s only hit in this game was from Kanon Willis who got a base hit off of Thach. Will Heavner and Will Fowler walked. There were no runs for the Ironmen and only the one hit by Willis. The Ironmen left three men on base. Game Two The second game in this state championship series, played again at Ting Park on June 4, went much better for the CHS ball club as they won by a score of 6-1 over the Perquimans Pirates. The winning pitcher in this matchup was Kanon Willis, who only walked two batters. The Ironmen got their six runs off of 11 hits, committed no errors, and left nine men stranded on base. Hitters for the CHS men were Landon Hahn (3-4, a triple, and stole second); Collin Robinson (1-4, a double and an RBI); Will Fowler (1-4, scored on a wild pitch, a walk, and an RBI); Willis (2-4); Tobias Miller (2-3, in on a fielder’s choice, and an RBI); and

Colin Huss (2-3, 2 RBIs). Will Heavner was hit by a pitch and walked and Chase Miller was hit by a pitch and got on due to a fielder’s choice. Game Three In this decisive game, the Ironmen managed only three runs off of seven hits and left eight men on base after it was all over. Coach Heavner used four pitchers in this battle, starting things off with Chase Miller, who struck out one Pirates batter. He was followed by senior right-hander, Trip Creason who was on the mound for one inning. Creason was followed by shortstop Landon Hahn who took over mound duties, striking out one batter and walking one. Eli Newsome came in and struck out one batter. Willis, meanwhile, had gotten an infield single, while batter Chase Miller walked. Pirates coach took out Tanner Thach who was near his maximum in the pitch count; brought in his starter, Jakob Meads. Meads got Ironman Tobias Miller to fly out to center thus ending the game. That was all for the Ironmen who were unable to garner the needed runs to catch up to or surpass the Pirates. (Additional info by Susan L. Powell and Danny Eaker)

The Ironmen prepare to take the field at the 2022 1A NCHSAA State Championship for the start of Game Two against the Pirates at Ting Park. (photos by Barry Heavner/The Eagle)

CHS Ironman Colin Huss drives the ball deep into the outfield in Game Two of the 2022 1A State Championship at Holly Spring’s. See photo on page 10.

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EMPLOYMENT ALIVE APPAREL SCREEN PRINTING. Hiring for Screen Department, Loader. Apply in person M-F 8am-3pm. 331 Jim Cline Road, Fallston, NC. 28042

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REUNIONS 1980 SHELBY HIGH CLASS REUNION. The SHS Class of 1980 is having its 42nd class reunion October 1, 2022. For more information please contact: Pam Blanton Williams at 704-692-2472 or email: or Lynn McCarver Hicks 704284-3303

EMPLOYMENT ONE ON ONE CARE is hiring for full/part time in the group homes for 2nd shift. Transport experience recommended not required. Hrs are 2p-11p weekdays and 8p-8a weekends. Apply in person at 203 Lee St., Shelby FULL TIME GROUNDS KEEPER NEEDED. Maintain landscaping for rental property. Must have valid NC Drivers license. Pay depends on experience. 704-473-4299 NEEDED PART-TIME CLASS A TRACTOR TRAILER DRIVER. Off weekends. Apply at Hardin’s Rental; 365 Oak Street Extension, Forest City or call 828-286-7871 ext. 4. HOTEL INDUSTRY POSITIONS AVAILABLE. Lake Lure Inn is seeking Line Cooks, Bussers, Dishwashers, Servers & Banquet Attendants, FT & PT positions available. We offer competitive pay and benefits. Apply in person: 2771 Memorial Hwy, Lake Lure or online at EOE (828) 625-2525 jbelcher@ COATS PERFORMANCE YARNS (CLEVEMONT). Coats Performance Yarns (Clevemont) 501 York Road, Kings Mountain. Apply Within. 8 hour shifts. For more information, email Kimberly. or call 704-739-4119.

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CLEVELAND COUNTY 2 FAMILY YARD SALE. Sat., June 11th, 7 am-Until. Furniture and more. 1597 S Dekalb Street, Shelby, NC 28152 BIG YARD SALE. Sat, June 11th, 6 am-Until. Furniture, Bedding, Electronics, Clothes and more. 316 Maner Rd (Near KM High School), Kings Mountain, NC 28086 TOWNWIDE YARD SALE, MOORESBORO Saturday, June 11, 2022 from 6:00AM until. Mooresboro, NC 28114

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RUTHERFORD COUNTY YARD SALE: Sat Jun 11th, 2022 from 08:00 AM - 03:00 PM. Futon, Power Washer, Vacum, Artwork much more. 376 Edwards St., Rutherfordton, NC 28139.

FOR SALE 2 CEMETERY PLOTS, MONROE NC, Lakeland Memorial Park, Garden Section, 1/2 Price OBO. (704) 562-2509 THREE WALLS OF BLACK METAL and wood adjustable shelving removed from small retail store. $225. Call 828447-8833. ITEMS FOR SALE. 2-50 inch console cabinets, used treadmill, 2 shoulder/back massagers, Flute and set of 4 Ram Truck 8 lug rims. Each item is negotiable. Please text to 704-473-3804. LARGE REAR TINE GARDEN TILLER. $250. Leave message. (704) 862-7161 CLEVELAND COUNTY GARAGE DOORS. Summer Tune-up Special, $69.95. We will check all your equipment lube, make sure it’s working correctly. We repair broken doors. Also offering new installations. 704-477-9119 or 704-472-9367. TIRES & ALUMINUM WHEELS. 265x70x17 Still mounted. Off of a 2008 Chev Silverado. Good condition! $250.00 (704) 472-7116 WESLO PRO CROSSWALK 7.9 TREADMILL Like New! Used just a few times. Comes with owner’s manual. $150.00 Call between 10am and 8pm (704) 472-0611 JOHN DEERE CLASSIC RIDING MOWER. LT-155 Auto trans, 38” deck, Kohler engine. Runs great, always garaged. As is $450. Call Rob 9am-9pm, 704-538-9743. (704) 538-9743 5 COUCHES & LOVE SEAT SETS. Like new, 3 never used. Red, Brown, Beige, Grey, $500 set. King & queen beds with Free mattresses. 2 King & queen bedroom suites $200-$500 ea. Metal office furniture, desks, chairs, file cabinets etc. 98-552-9027, 864-805-0175. 50’X30’ STORAGE BUILDING. $500 Nego. Great deal. Live in or rent. 980-522-9027, 864-805-0175.

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BUILDINGS, GARAGES, SHOPS with Concrete Slab. “We Got’Em” and “We do them Turn Key” J. Johnson Sales INC., Forest City, NC. 828-245-5895. FLAG POLES & FLAGS. 15ft., 20ft., 25ft. “All American Made!” Delivery and installation is available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City, NC. Call 828-245-5895. CARPORTS, GARAGES, RV COVERS, BOAT TRACTOR COVERS IN STOCK. Areas largest on site display. Best Selection, Options. Quality you can getting one place! J. Johnson Sales, Inc. Forest City, NC. 828-245-5895.

4 WHEEL SCOOTER $725.00. Pride 4 wheel Scooter, breaks down into 3 pieces, 35 lbs or less. Delivered & Tech warranty Call Scooterman John (704) 9514224 mobilityservices07@

PLANTS FOR SALE. Hosta, Yellow Bells, Iris, Daylily, early blooming trees. Small Japanese Maple. 828-245-0245. RIDING/PUSH MOWERS, GARDEN TILLERS, GOKARTS, MINI-BIKES. Ready to mow. All in excellent condition. Can deliver, 30+ years experience in repair work. 828-980-0853, 704-4769383.

WANT TO BUY CASH FOR YOUR CAR. Running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704-6926767, (704) 487-0228 I PAY CASH FOR DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. Up to $10 per 100ct. Must be Unused, Unexpired. I’m local and pay fast. (828) 577-4197 WANT TO BUY. ATV’s, PopUp Campers and Small Travel Trailers. Call 828-429-3935. WE BUY JUNK VEHICLES WE BUY JUNK CARS, TRUCKS AND VANS, PAYING CASH!!!! (704) 4875244 WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 6921006

RENT TO OWN CARPORTS, BUILDINGS GARAGES. J. Johnson Sales Inc., Forest City, NC. Call 828-245-5895.

DANNY’S AUTOWERKS. Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Call Danny 828-289-3081 or Jimmy 828-289-1175.


LOOKING TO PURCHASE VINTAGE FIREARMS. For restoring or parts. Grips, boxes, any gun related items. Rifles, pistols. Preferred 22’s. (704) 600-8560

RENT TO OWN DUMP TRAILERS. 7 ton $1400 down, $599 month. 5 ton $1000 down, $399 month. Limited supply. “Rent to own on all trailers”. J. Johnson Sales Inc. Forest City, NC 828-245-5895. STORAGE BUILDINGS. “We Buy, Sell, Trade” J. Johnson Sales INC. Forest City, NC 828-245-5895. REFRIGERATORS, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS. Discount Prices. 1205 Earl Road, Shelby NC. (704) 487-4443 ALL METAL GARAGES. Big Discounts! Zero down. Call for more details. 828-382-0455. TRAILERS, LAWNMOWER TRAILERS, Flatbed Trailers, Enclosed Trailers, Horse and Cattle Trailers, Saddlery. Check our prices and quality before you buy. Bridges Riding Equipment. Boiling Springs, NC.704434-6389, (704) 473-0867 STOVE AND REFRIGERATOR. White Frigidaire Stove, smooth top, electric-. Also, White Frigidaire Refrigerator, side by side with ice and water in door - $175ea. Call: 980329-2648, 704-435-8382 WEBBER SUMMIT GRILL. 4-burner, with side burner, in great condition, has Rotisserie. Call 704-472-2248. $500 or best offer. B ALLIS CHALMER TRACTOR with cultivator, motor locked, $400. Various other scrap metal. Camper for junk. Make offer. 828-245-7151. SEASONED FIREWOOD. Small stove wood bundles, stretched wrapped. $5 each. 312 Helton Road, Cherryville, NC 28021 (704) 435-3970 TWO CEMETERY PLOTS side by side, two closing of graves, two vaults. Shriner Section, Springhill Memorial Gardens, Chesnee, SC. 864592-3132. CRYPT BURIAL PLOT. inside of a Beautiful Mausoleum located at Stamey-Tysinger Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Sale for: $4000. Call us for more information at 704-477-8405.


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WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-289-1488.

FARM & GARDEN COMPLETE HAY BALING EQUIPMENT. Vermeer 405 round baler, $7500, Kunn 9.5 disc mower, $6000. Gill twin V rake $2500. Kunn folding tedder, $2500. Scott Cole (704) 472-4450 FOR SALE HUSQVARNA 48 INCH Cut Riding Mower. Original Owner. Model YTH 2348 $350.00. 828-863-0596 will Deliver for a fee. 4’X5’ ROLLS HORSE QUALITY FESCUE hay. $70 per roll. (980) 295-8808 336 JOHN DEERE HAY BALER. Looks Good and Been In The Dry! $3000 Call (704) 692-3168

CUB CADET LAWN MOWER. Cuts and runs good. 2166 model. Shaft driven. Sell or trade. $800. 828-429-8833.

SHIHTZU PUPPIES FOR SALE. One black and one black and white male. These sweet boys are so lovable and have great personalities. They are well socialized, love kids and are ready for their forever home June 13 (11weeks old). They have been dewormed and had their first 2 sets of shots. Potty training has started. ShihTzu do not shed and are hypoallergenic. We take great care and time with our pups. Woof! (616) 485-5061 MINIATURE DONKEY. Solid White. 3 years old, $250. (704) 435-9779 FULL BLOODED GERMAN SHEPHERDS. No papers. Parents on Site. Black and Tan. One solid black. Ready for Pick up. $500. Call 828748-9614 or 828-460-8187 ADULT QUAIL $5 EACH. Quail Chicks $2 ea. Quail eggs $6 per doz. Pre order Bob Whites. Hatching Eggs. (704) 476-9943 GOLDENDOODLE PUPPIES. F1. READY NOW! Two litters of cream and parti F1 Standard Goldendoodles. CKC. Second shots. Dewormed 4X’s. Males $800/ Females $1000. Call for more information (828) 962-2217 CANE CORSO PUPS, AKC CHAMPIONLINE. AKC REGISTERED ITALIAN MASTIFF CANE CORSO PUPPIES. ONLY A FEW LEFT PLEASE ASK FOR UPDATED PHOTOS. WE HAVE KENNELS IN USA, NC, HAWAII, OHIO AND CANADA! $2500.00 (705) 626-0546 SHELLYHAGGLUND705@GMAIL.COM KENNELS, DOG KENNELS, DOG HOUSES. 7x7x4, 5x10x6, 10x10x4, 10x10x6, 10x20x6, 20x20x6. Roof tops. Delivery & Installation is Available! J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City,NC. 828-2455895. AKC REGISTERED BOXER PUPPIES. 4 females. 1 solid brindle, 1 brindle with white, 2 fawn with white. Tails docked, dew claws removed, 1st shots and wormer up-todate. $800 ea. Pictures upon request. (704) 853-9300 LABRADOR PUPPIES: SILVER, BLACK, CHARCOAL. Silver, black, and charcoal lab pups available. Ready for pickup June 4, will come with AKC papers and up-to-date on shots/ dewormer. Black labs $950, silver/charcoal $1300. Text/call 704-692-1795. (704) 692-1795

BOATS 19’ SKI BOAT WITH TRAILER. 1991 Century Arabian. 3.2 Mercruiser. Interior & exterior is in real good shape. Boat runs very well. Call Richard (828) 429-3791

PETS & LIVESTOCK LAB PUPPIES. WE HAVE BEAUTIFUL lab puppies ready to go now to their forever homes. Black, yellow, chocolate, and silver labs. 700 with CKC Registration paperwork and health records of up to date shots and wormings. Silvers are 1000. (704) 418-9006 AKC GOLDEN RETRIEVERS AKC Golden Retriever Puppies available. Wormed weekly starting at 2 weeks old. Come with vet check and 1st puppy shot. $900. Contact Thomas at (252) 337-5981 (252) 337-5981 nandtward2020@gmail. com AKC LAB PUPPIES. There is one black male and one yellow male left. These puppies have been dewormed and will have their first puppy shot. (252) 286-5023

3 KITTENS TO LOVING HOMES. 8 WEEKS OLD. LITTER BOX TRAINED. 3 MALES. NEED TO BE NEUTERED. CUTE AND PLAYFUL. 2 ORANGE, 1 GRAY. Free! (704) 487-0740 YORKIES AND CHORKIES AND TCUPS 8 weeks and up with deworming and updated shots (919) 229-1059 LAB PUPPIES FOR SALE $600. Born April 20, ready for pick up June 11. They will be vet checked, wormed, and up to date on first round of shots. $600 each, with $200 deposit. Blonde and Chocolate available. Text 828-980-0998 for details, photos available. (828) 980-0995


Wednesday, June 8, 2022

The Cherryville Eagle

LIBRARY From Page 3 healthy eating, but many of us aren’t sure where to start. This is where MyPlate can help, showing participants how small changes add up over time, bite by bite. Using MyPlate can help a person establish a healthy eating routine with guidance on how to get a variety of foods such as fruits and vegetables, grains,

Page 9 able interest in a workshop we previously hosted, “A Matter of Balance”, and we hope to bring that to our community again soon. For more information on Summer Reading, library events, and more, call us at (704) 435-6767, or stop by the branch at 605 E. Main Street. Our public service hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Happy Summer!

proteins, and dairy into one’s daily diet. This onehour program for adults will give participants an overview of how MyPlate works. Again, registration is required and opens today (June 1). Did we happen to mention that both these events are free? That’s right! We are pleased to provide these programs for the adults in our community, and we’re looking forward to bringing more of them this fall. There has been consider-

Standing (left to right): CHS Lady Ironmen’s head track coach Houston Gilmore, Lady Ironmen track team member Ceniya Powell, and assistant track coach Joy Cash. Sitting (left to right): Lady Ironmen track team members Rylee-Grace Burgis, future Yetis runner Spencer, and Khya Brooks. (photo by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

SPENCER From Page 1 Gilmore and Joy Cash, fellow Lady Ironmen track team members, Rylee-Grace Burgis and Khya Brooks. In the audience were a host of her fellow track team members and other students who came to wish her well and be there for her big day. Spencer has two sisters, Allison and Catie. “I’m excited,” said Callista. “This feels like a dream come true!” She said she has run track since she was in seventh grade at John Chavis, and

has been on the CHS volleyball team as a junior. She ran CHS cross-country as a junior also. “I want to be an elementary school teacher,” she said, adding that she wasn’t sure where she wanted to go as far as attending a fouryear college. Mom, Chassity said, “we are very proud of her, and this was unexpected.” Dad, Shannon agreed, adding, “We’re still in kind of a state of disbelief, but we are very happy for her!” Yetis coach McCachren said he saw Callista run at a couple of CHS’ meets and was suitably impressed and

wanted to offer her a chance to run at a college level. “Coach (Justin) Willyoung recommended her, plus I could tell she had talent,” he said. Coach Gilmore, who has been at CHS for the past five years; two of which have been as the ladies’ track coach, said, “I think this is awesome! She’s going to do great things there (at CCC). She’s good at track and sprinting, and will do well.” Coach McCachren said the Yetis will use Callista’s speed and talents in the 200 and 400-meter races and such as well as in cross-country running.




AKC CANE CORSO PUPPIES. Two males: one blue brindle, one solid black. Tails and ears docked. For info: Ronnie, 704-974-2716 WHITE HOMING PIGEONS FOR SALE. Suitable for ceremonial white bird release. $20. (704) 472-9481 PETS LIVESTOCK. ADGA Registered Nigerian Dwarf Kids, Some Polled, Blue Eyed and Moon spots all handled Daily! $150.00 to $350.00 828-248-2125

BOXER PUPPIES. CKC REGISTERED. These are big healthy puppies, up on shots and worming. They are $300 each. (704) 466-3135

CARS & TRUCKS 1978 CHEVROLET STEP VAN for sale. $2,000 or OBO. 350 motor, good transmisson. Call 386-235-7753.


2009 DODGE JOURNEY. In excellent condition, looks good. 147K miles. $6500 (704) 964-5201 2011 FORD FUSION SEL. Fully loaded, leather seats, aluminum wheels, 114,000 miles, $5,995. 828-287-3820. 2010 KIA SOUL 112,770 miles, Call for Price, clean low miles (704) 748-1890





1984 FLEETWOOD PACE ARROW MOTOR HOME. 30 FT., 85,987 miles. $8,995 firm. Never be homeless! 828-453-0828.

2&3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Nice and clean, water furnished. Oak Grove Community, Kings Mtn. Call or text, 704-739-0259.


MOBILE HOMES & APARTMENTS. In Kings Mountain. Price starting at $100 per week. Call (704) 739-4417

OCEAN LAKES MYRTLE BEACH. Cottage N34. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, den, kitchen, dining, covered deck, near country store. Call Dorcas, 803-718-2659.


BEACH HOUSE AT OCEAN LAKES. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps 6. Golf cart included. Weeks and long weekends available. 704-473-1494.

FOR RENT CLEVELAND COUNTY 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH MOBILE HOME. $600 deposit, $600 month. 704-300-3647

2&3 BEDROOM TOWN HOMES. Townhomes located in Shelby, NC. We are currently accepting applications for our waiting list. Rent is based on income (and some expenses are deducted). Please visit us today at Laurel Hill Apartments 1526 Eaves Rd., Shelby NC or call for more information 704-487-1114. Equal Housing Opportunity. LIONS SENIOR VILLAGE HAS 1 bedroom HUD subsidized apartments for low income seniors. Taking applications. Age 62 or older. Equal Housing Opportunity. 211 North Morgan Street, (704) 482-7723

2008 5TH WHEEL MONTANA. 2 previous owners. very clean inside, lots of storage, fireplace. $22,500. Call: 704-418-6389.

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RESIDENCES AT HUMBOLDT PARK (55+) Refreshed Units Available Now! Quiet, Comfortable, 55+ Community. Shelby’s best Senior Living! Be at Home, in a Humboldt home. Call Property Management Corp today or come by for a tour. 715 Dellinger Rd, Shelby, 704-705-4516 or 704705-4533 (Leave a message if voicemail) rentals@

CLEVELAND COUNTY OUTSIDE CITY OF KINGS MOUNTAIN. Nice 2 bedroom 1 bath mobile home on large lot. No pets or smoking. References required. 704-418-3790

5 BEDROOM HOUSE, $400 WEEK. 3 bedroom house, $250 week. Boiling Springs area. (704) 300-0920

1998 CHEVROLET CORVETTE. 130,000 miles, White, Black Interior. Automatic, Hard and glass top, CD Disc Changer. $8,000. 704-9745765 Leave Message.

2005 34 FOOT JAYCO EAGLE. RV on permanent site, gated community at Lake James Landing. Wrap-around deck with roof, large lot with outside building for golf cart. Swing, fire pit, lot has parking for boat. Location on front row. River view, lake view. Close to boat landing & pavilion. Must see! 828-245-1600 or 828429-0559.

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3 BEDROOM 2 BATH HOUSE. Attached 2 car garage, large detatched garage, updated throughout. Lawn maintenance included. Shelby/Waco area. $1350 month, $1350 security deposit. (704) 236-8198 MOVE IN SPECIAL. 2 & 3 Bedroom, deposit required. $200 weekly rates. Includes power and water. NO PETS. (704) 473-4299

RUTHERFORD COUNTY 2 & 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Small private park between Spindale and Forest City. Starting at $550 per month. 828-382-0475.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2022

CHS’ Owens and Burgis are 2022 valedictorian and salutatorian by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

Seniors Jackson Lee Owens and Rylee-Grace Burgis have been chosen the school’s Valedictorian and Salutatorian respectively for 2022. Valedictorian Jackson Lee Owens is the son of Jason and Cathy Owens and will be attending Lenoir-Rhyne University, majoring in Pre-med, and will also be participating in Track and Field. Jackson plans a career as a pediatrician. His honors and awards are as follows: Chief Junior Marshal; National Honor Society; a Dwight H. Harrelson Memorial Scholarship Recipient; a Track and Field SPC 1A State Champion; and a Gaston County Track and Field Meet MVP. Salutatorian RyleeGrace Makayla Burgis is the daughter of Samantha O’Bryant and Theodore Burgis and will be attending the University of North

Jackson Lee Owens CHS Valedictorian

Rylee-Grace Makayla Burgis CHS Salutatorian

CHS Ironman Kanon Willis at bat against the Perquimans Pirates in Game One of the 2022 1A NCHSAA State Championship at Holy Springs’ Ting Park. (photo by Barry Heavner/The Eagle)

Carolina at Chapel Hill where she will major in Biology. Rylee plans to go into dentistry. Her honors and awards are as follows: National Honor Society; National Technical Honor Society; and Albert G. Myers Scholarship recipient; a State Champion Cheerleader; and a State Qualifier in Track and Field. Jackson and RyleeGrace graduated on Saturday, June 4, along with their fellow CHS seniors at a ceremony at Rudisill Stadium.

The group of 2022 CHS seniors who attended the baccalaureate, along with the Junior Marshals, listened to a quartet sing a gospel song just before Rev. Keith Huss delivered the message.

With smiles on their faces and also looking to forestall getting rained on too, the CHS seniors prepare to go into the church for the baccalaureate. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

These young men and women know that with this baccalaureate, they are one step closer to their goal – graduating from Cherryville High School.


How to Get Underutilized COVID Funeral Assistance Funds Dear Savvy Senior, I recently saw a news segment on TV about a government funeral assistance program available to families who lost loved ones during the pandemic. What can you tell me about this? I lost my 78-year-old mother to COVID in 2021 and want to find out if I’m still eligible for any funeral funds, and if so, what I need to do to get them. Still Sad Dear Sad, I’m very sorry about the loss of your mother. The government program you are asking about is the COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (or FEMA). This program is part of the American Rescue Plan, a stimulus package passed in 2021 in an effort to help the country financially manage amid the pandemic. This program, which has no end date, offers up to $9,000 to cover the cost of a funeral for someone who died of COVID-19 as far back as January 2020.

Unfortunately, less than half the people believed eligible for funeral assistance have actually applied for it. Here’s what you should know about the program’s requirements and how to apply. Where to Start? To apply for COVID-19 funeral assistance, you must do it over the phone by calling FEMA at 844-6846333, anytime Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern Time. The application process takes about 20 minutes. After you apply, FEMA will provide you an application number, which you may use to create an online account at if you choose. You will then need to submit supporting documents, including a death certificate for your mother, but it must state that her death “may have been caused by” or “was likely the result of” COVID-19 or COVID-19like symptoms. Her death must also have occurred in the U.S. on or after Jan. 20, 2020.

If you don’t have this, you won’t be eligible. You’ll also need to submit proof of funeral expenses, such as itemized receipts, invoices or funeral home contracts. These supporting documents can be submitted either online (through your account), by mail (P.O. Box 10001, Hyattsville, MD 20782) or via fax (855-261-3452). After the paperwork is received, it takes FEMA about 45 days to make an eligibility decision. Families who had multiple deaths due to the coronavirus can also apply. One family can receive up to $35,000 across multiple funerals. Reimbursements can be used to cover any portion of funeral expenses including burial plots, caskets, preparation of the body, cremation, urns, clergy, services and headstones as well as costs related to state or local ordinances and producing death cer-

tificates. But be aware that pre-paid funerals are not eligible for reimbursements. Any payment made specifically for a funeral prior to death is considered a duplication and is not eligible. If FEMA approves your application, the funds will either be deposited into your bank account or sent by mail via check, usually within a few days of approval. If, however, you receive a letter from FEMA saying you’re ineligible, or if the amount awarded is not enough, you have the right to appeal within 60 days of FEMA’s decision letter. For more information on the COVID Funeral Assistance program, visit economic/funeral-assistance. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior. org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.