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Local Vietnam Veterans honored Their Vietnam War service is over and they served their country with pride but the 114 who joined a local group to fellowship once a month at breakfast are thankful that our young men and women get a proper welcome home. The Kings Mountain veterans – 45 of the large membership – were presented a lasting memento of the nation’s thanks, a Vietnam Veteran lapel pin – Monday morning and pins will go to the entire membership.
Viet Nam War Veteran pin John Parker, of the First Cavalry Division of the North Carolina Chapter of the 50th commemoration, made the presentations.
Main Street Director Jan Harris is liaison for the city on the commemoration committee. This is the third year of the commemoration activities that mark the 5oth anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. “It was a tough period of time for our country and for our military,’’ said Parker at the breakfast at Mountain View Restaurant. He said the 50th commemoration of the end of the War in Vietnam has its main purpose to See VETERANS, Page 4B
Equipment from Thailand has arrived at the NTE Energy plant off Dixon School Road and is the first of the large equipment components to be shipped here.
Big equipment arriving at NTE Energy plant The first of the large equipment components arrived at NTE’s Kings Mountain Energy Center (KMEC) site on Tuesday, February 7. One of 15 Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) modules that will make its way to the jobsite from Thailand by ship to Charleston, SC, then by
rail to Blacksburg, SC, and finally by road along Dixon School Road to the Kings Mountain Energy Center site. The HRSG module was transported from Blacksburg to the KMEC site on a self-propelled transporter with 18 axles and 144 tires. The HRSG modules range from 400,000 to
500,000 pounds and are about 90 feet long. Within the next few days, the heavy-haul transport of all 15 HRSG modules will be completed. There will be about 5 other large components arriving at the job site on Gage Road over the next few months.
PLAYGROUND PROJECT – Melissa Brooks, Eli Osborne and Ruby Osborne, right, hold up a brick and poster as the church launches a big fundraiser at Central United Methodist Church to expand the church playground.
One brick at a time
Athletes honored Tuesday CMC upgrading playground Kings Mountain Mayor Scott Neisler recognized a number of people at the Jan. 31 city council meeting and presented appreciation certificates. The mayor and city council honored the Kings Mountain High School Women’s Tennis Team, tennis and golf athlete Natalie Lutz, the KMHS Women’s Cross Country Team, and the KMHS Women’s Volleyball Team with city pins and special presentations. Natalie Lutz was named Most Valuable Player for Kings Mountain High School Women’s Golf Team and Player of the Year for the South Mountain Athletic Conference and medaled in all seven conference matches and finished 7th place overall out of 64 individual p participants. She also finished 20th place overall out of 78 participants in the State 3A Championships at Longleaf
ATHLETE HONORED – Natalie Lutz is presented an award from Mayor Scott Neisler and city council after excelling in two sports – tennis and golf – at Kings Mountain High School. She was SMAC tennis player of the year and teamed with Madeline Frye to win the 3A state championship in women’s doubles. She was also Most Valuable Player for KMHS. Photo by JAN HARRIS Golf Club in Southern Pines and during the same season excelled on the Kings Mountain High Women’s Tennis Team, where she and her doubles partner, Made-
lynn Frye, won the 3A State championship in Women’s Doubles. Lutz was All Conference and was named SMAC Player See ATHLETES, Page 3A
Kings Mountain best place to live Kings Mountain is ranked by Smart Asset as one of the most affordable places to live in North Carolina. Places in the study are ranked on an Affordability
Index weighting property taxes, homeowners’ insurance fees and mortgage payments against local median income. Kings Mountain Ranks No. 6 in the annual study. The affordability index rank: average closing costs on homes 42,246; annual property tax $1,027l annual homeowner’s insurance $666; average annual mortgage payment $4,846’
median income $40,939 and affordable index 34.56. City of Cherryville in Gaston County ranked No. 2 and Stokesdale, NC as Number One. Other cities included in the study: Lewisville, No. 3; Half Moon, NC number 4; Indian Trail, No. 5; Trinity, NC number 7; Holly Springs, No. 7; 8; Knightdale, No. 9; and Sawmills, No. 10.
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Central United Methodist Church is upgrading its children’s playground this spring and a big fundraiser is currently underway. The new playground, which is expected to cost $100,000, will be funded by the sale of bricks for $100 each and engraved (up to 20 letters) with the donor’s name and the person honored. A brick can memorialize or honor a loved one or friend. Bricks will be featured against a wall around the playground. The new playground will feature a variety of features
designed to provide educational and interactive play elements, such as a climbing area, slides, ropes and wall to climb, and art and music stations. For older young people, there will be a cliff to climb and a hold and spin game, among others. Greg Dixon is chairman of the fundraising committee and members are Mary Lou Ware, Jennifer Osbourne, Lindsey Romberg and Aaron Simmons. Creative Playscapes of Matthews holds the contract for the construction. ‘’A church that is vital
and growing spiritually and numerically spends time, energy and monies on the development of existing and new disciples,’’ said Pastor Jill Rhinehart. She added, “We are hopeful that the new playground will help grow our membership by showing that we are invested in our children. We are excited about the new plan for the playground.’’ The project is expected to be completed by Summer. The current church playground was completed in Spring 2005 as an Eagle project by Stewart Livsie.
Accessible garden new senior project Senior participants in the H. Lawrence Patrick Senior Life & Conference Center love to garden. Kings Mountain Aging Program Director Sharon Eaker got the idea how to help them do just that. Her idea was to construct an accessible garden where senior citizens could walk up to the planting beds and stand to plant, weed, fertilize and nurture their plants. That would keep the gardeners from bending over to the ground and she was sure the project would delight them. Boy Scout Stephen Velky and the city’s Building and Maintenance Supervisor Darryl Dixon were contacted by Eaker and liked the idea and started on the project. See GARDEN, Page 5B
ACCESSIBLE GARDEN – Stephen Velky, Troop 92 Boy Scout, built this accessible garden, pictured, for the Patrick Senior Center as his Eagle Scout Project. The new garden makes it much easier for some senior citizens to plant and work a vegetable garden. Photo by SHARON EAKER
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Ruby Mae Wells
KINGS MOUNTAIN Bonnie Wallace, 79, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on February 13, 2017 at Testa Family Hospice House. Born in Grover, NC to the late Clyde P. Welch and Georgie Ware Welch, she was also preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Joel Wallace, brothers Eugene, Herbert, Howard, and Johnny Welch, along with her sister Hazel Conner. She worked at Bridges Hardware in Kings Mountain for over 33 years and later at Cleveland Lumber Sherwin Williams. Surviving are her sisters, Phyllis W. Lupo of Matthews, NC and Linda W. Boulet and husband Charles of Columbia, SC; her sisters-in-law Shirley Adams and husband, Don, Barbara Cook, and Dora Ann Bowen and husband, Roger; nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Dr. John Sloan will officiate the service. The family will receive friends Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 from 1-2 p.m. in the Stained-Glass Room of the church prior to the funeral. Interment will be in Kings Mountain’s Mountain Rest Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Testa Family Hospice House, 321 Kings Mountain Boulevard, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. A guest register is available at www.HarrisFunerals. com Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC, is in charge of arrangements.
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Brian Alan Painter GROVER - Brian Alan Painter, 58, resident of Grover, NC, passed away at his home on February 13, 2017. The memorial service will be conducted Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Laurel Ministries, 124 Gamble Loop Road, Bessemer City. The graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Feb. 18, 2017 at Canan Methodist Church Cemetery. A guest register is available at www.HarrisFunerals.com Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC, is in charge of arrangements.
SHELBYSylvia “Jane” Drewery, 66, died Sat., Feb. 11, 2017, at Hospice at Wendover. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home Chapel. Online condolences: www.claybarnette.com Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Shelby is in charge of arrangements.
CHERRYVILLE – Ruby Mae Bowen Wells, 97, entered into her eternal rest February 10, 2017 at Carolina Care, Cherryville, NC. Born in Scott County, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Bowen and Perlie Fritz Bowen. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Gilmer B. Wells, daughters Billie Jo Wells Roper, toddler, Ima Jean Wells and infant daughter, Greta Lou Wells and many, many other loved ones. Ruby loved the Lord and her family. She made everything beautiful. She enjoyed and took pride in her garden and flowers. She was very smart and wise and she loved unconditionally. Some special thanks go to Ruby’s youngest daughter, Lila Long, for her unselfish love and devoted care. Surviving are her daughters, Alta Summers, Saint Paul, VA; Trula Higgs, Hanford, CA; Jean Necessary and husband Bob, Kings Mountain, NC; Jackie Wiggs and husband George, Dudley, NC; Brenda Rolfes, Brooklyn Park, MN; Shirley Stenberg, Plano, TX; Lila Long and husband Mark, Grover, NC; sons, Jonathan Wells and wife, Mary, Savannah, GA and Roger Wells and wife, Sherry, Kings Mountain; brothers, Bill Bowen, Indiana, Bill Johnson and wife, Cathey, Dayton, OH and Carl Bowen,Sr. and wife, Judy, Appalachia, VA; and sisters, Nadine Williams and husband, Herbert, Appalachia, VA., Lorraine Mullins and husband Roscoe, Pennington Gap, GA, Rosetta Reed and husband, Cecil, Bristol, TN and Trina Mullins and husband, Eddie, Sneedville, Tn., many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The funeral service was conducted Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel with Rev. Bob Necessary officiating. The family received friends Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 1230: – 2 p.m. at Harris Funeral Home Interment was in Mountain Rest Cemetery in Kings Mountain. A guest register is available at www.HarrisFunerals.com Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services was in charge of arrangements.
Annie Lois Martin loved to sew
KINGS MOUNTAIN - Annie Lois Martin, 88, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on February 13, 2017 at White Oak Manor, Kings Mountain, NC. Born in Cherokee County, SC, she was the daughter of the late James Sprouse and Pansey May Ellis and was also preceded in death by her husband of more than 40 years John Ross Martin Jr. and her sisters, Etta Bridges, Dovey Messer, Ruby Whorley, and Gladys Blackwell. Mrs. Martin was a charter member of Faith Baptist Church of Kings Mountain. She loved sewing. She is survived by her sons: Larry Dean Martin (Peggy) of Kings Mountain, NC; James Allen Martin (Phyllis) of Gastonia; and John Phillip Martin (Donna) of Kings Mountain, NC. Also surviving are Grandchildren: Shannon Archer (Derek) of Boiling Springs, NC; Pam McCurry (Gary) Boiling Springs, NC; Antoinette Hawks (Robert) of Williamston, SC; April Martin of Gastonia, NC; John Martin of Kings Mountain, NC; Jennifer Martin of Kings Mountain, NC Also surviving are Great- Grandchildren: Jamie, Courtney, Chloe, Dusty, Grady, Ethan, Seth, Alex, Vaden, and Kevin Special Thanks to: Dana Putnam, Jenna Bullman, Donna Martin, Care Solutions, & Bayata for being special caregivers. The funeral service will be conducted Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 3 p.m. at Ollie Harris Funeral Chapel at Harris Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service. Interment is in Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, NC. Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105. A guest register is available at www.HarrisFunerals.com Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.
Martha Wilson Green
KINGS MOUNTAIN Martha Wilson Green, 96, of Kings Mountain, formerly of Bessemer City, went home to be with the Lord on February 12, 2017, at White Oak Manor, Kings Mountain. She was born March 13, 1920, in Cleveland County, daughter of the late Columbus Franklin Wilson and Drucilla Dixon Wilson. Mrs. Wilson was a member of Sunset Lane Baptist Church, Bessemer City.
She was a very loving and caring mother, grandmother, great – grandmother and great-great-grandmother. Her grandchildren affectionally called her” DawDaw”. A funeral service will be held 2:00pm Thursday, February 16, 2017, at Greene Funeral Service, West Chapel, 216 Archie Whitesides Rd. Gastonia, officiated by the Rev. Jerry Millwood. The family will receive friends 12:30 -1:45pm prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be at Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain. Mrs. Green is survived by sons, Kenneth Green and wife, Annie of Oak Island, Roy “Bill” Green, Lawrence Green and wife, Sue all of Gastonia; daughters, Brenda Breakfield of Gastonia, Cindy Brown and husband, Michael of Kings Mountain; daughter-in-law, Hilda Green of Fort Mill, SC; twelve grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; eight great-great- grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Green; son, Wesley” Dink” Green; sister, Isabelle Oates; daughter-in-law, Jean Green; special friend and roommate, Frances Wilson. Arrangements are with the West Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia. Online condolences may be sent to greenefuneral.com
Melvin “Sonny” Moss
retired Engineer KINGS MOUNTAIN – Melvin Kenneth “Sonny” Moss, 75, of 305 Fulton Drive, passed away Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 at Carolina Continue Care. Born in Kings Mountain, he was the widower of Gail White Moss and the son of the late Forest Moss and Laura Jolley Moss. Mr. Moss retired as an Engineer with the North Carolina Department of Transportation and was a member of Eastside Baptist Church of Blacksburg, where he was an active member of the deacon board and Sunday School teacher. He was a member of North Carolina National Guard. Mr. Moss is survived by one daughter, Amanda M. Melvin and husband, Benny, of Blacksburg; two brothers, Larry Moss and wife, Linda, and Earl Moss and wife Vera, all of Kings Mountain; two sisters, Betty Hughes and Sheila Ledford and husband, Jerry, all of Kings Mountain; and two grandchildren, Josh Melvin and Becca Melvin. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by one brother, Solan Moss, and two sisters, Virginia Gibson and Mildred Whetstine. The family received friends on Monday, February 13, 2017, from 6-8 p.m. at Gordon Mortuary, 400 West Cherokee Street, Blacksburg, South Carolina. Funeral service was held Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Eastside Baptist Church of Blacksburg, 1284 East Cherokee Street, Blacksburg, SC 29702 with Rev. Eric Sellers officiating. Interment was in Grover City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Eastside Baptist Church, PO Box 436, Blacksburg, SC 29702. The family will be at the residence of his daughter at 696 Rock House Road in Blacksburg, SC. The Book of Memories is available at www.gordonmortuary.com.
Marvin Earl Ezzell HICKORY - Marvin Earl Ezzell, 80, passed away on Monday, February 6, 2017 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton, NC. Born August 31, 1936, he was the son of the late Henry H. and Lilly Pauline Dale Ezzell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Marvin Eugene “Gene” Ezzell and his wife, Ann; grandson, Josh Denton; sisters, Evelyn Bell, Audrey Elliott; brothers, Oscar Leon Ezzell and Cleveland Wilbert Ezzell. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 25 years, Nina Gold Ezzell; daughters, Elaine Stuart and husband, Alan, Ellen Hill and husband, Scott; sons, Rick Ezzell and wife, Libby, Shawn Ezzell and wife, Mialy; he fostered four nephews and one niece; sister, Barbara Ann Dixon brother, Charles H. Ezzell and wife, Hope; grandchildren, Jeffrey Wright, Dana Sherwood, Robert Ezzell, Alicia Ezzell, Patricia Harris, Rickie Dean Ezzell, Jeanna Denton, Logan Ezzell; several great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held at 12 noon on Friday, February 10, 2017 at Catawba Memorial Park in Hickory with Chaplain Meg Skidmore officiating. The family received friends from 10:30 until 11:30 a.m. on Friday prior to the service at Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home in Newton, NC. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Children’s Hunger Fund Headquarters, 13931 Balboa Blvd., Sylmar, CA 91342 or on line at www. childrenshungerfund.org. Condolences may be sent to the Ezzell family at www. willisreynoldsfh.com . Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton is honored to serve the Ezzell family.
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Runners can sign up now For 5K/10 mile/fun run The 8th annual 5K/10 mile and fun run will be held March 11 from 9 a.m.12 noon a Kings Mountain Gateway Trail, 808 S. Battleground Avenue. Runners can sign up on line at www.racesonlinecom. Runners signed up by March 1 are guaranteed a Gateway Trail Run shirt. Packet pick up is Friday, March 20, from 3-7 p.m. at the trail or Saturday before the run. Registration is $25 before March 11 and on race day $30. Trophies will be awarded in all categories and fun runners will receive medals. For more information contact Shirley Brutko at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-739-9663.
Saturday picking and singing at Harvest Baptist Join Harvest Baptist Church, 144 Ware Road for Bluegrass picking and singing Saturday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. by the Golden Valley Crusaders. After the service light refreshments, will be served in the fellowship building. Pastor Gary Teague II invites the public.
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KINGS MOUNTAINBonnie Sue Guin, 70, passed away, Saturday February 11, 2017 at Jim Testa Hospice House in Kings Mountain. A native of Cleveland County, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Lela McDaniel Black. She was a member of Calvary Way Holiness Church. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Along with her husband, they raised three sons who have turned out to be great guys with beautiful families of their own. The family would like to thank the amazing staff at the Jim Testa Hospice House for the excellent care and love they displayed for their mother and to the family as well. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by one brother, Doyle Black. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Robert Lee Guin, Sr.; three sons, Lee Guin and wife Angela, Brent Guin and wife Nikki all of Kings Mountain, and Bart Guin and wife Lori of Greenville, NC; one sister, Nadene Case of Kings Mountain; three grandchildren, Michael, Bryce, and Spencer Guin. A funeral service was held Monday, January 13, 2017 at 4 p.m. in the Chapel of Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Kings Mountain with a visitation one hour prior at the funeral home. Her son, Bart Guin and Rev. Pete Morgan with conduct the service. Interment will be made in Mountain Rest Cemetery in Kings Mountain. The family has requested that flowers and donations be made to Jim Testa Hospice House in Kings Mountain so that other family members who are a part of other families can enjoy the flowers in their mom’s remembrance Online condolences: www. claybarnette.com. Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Kings Mountain was in charge of arrangements.
Facility inspections Cleveland County Health Department inspected facilities that serve food during the period Feb. 6-Feb. 10 and included Patrick Senior Center, E. King Street, 99; Bethware Elementary School lunchroom 99 and North Elementary School lunchroom 98.5.
Greenhouse dedication Life Enrichment Center, 110 Life Enrichment Boulevard in Shelby, will hold a greenhouse dedication on Feb. 21. A ribbon cutting will be held at 2 p.m. and a drop-in open house is planned from 2-5 p.m. The public is invited
4-H Achievement Night Feb. 17 Cleveland County 4-H Achievement Night will be held Friday, Feb. 17, at 6 p.m. at Cooperative Extension Service, 130 S. Post Road in Shelby. A light supper will be served. The theme of the program is “The Treasure of 4-H.”
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CROSS COUNTRY TEAM – The Women’s Cross Country Team was recognized with certificates and lapel pins by Mayor Scott Neisler and city council last Tuesday night. This team won the SMAC Conference championship for the third consecutive year. Head Coach Rayvis Key was conference Coach of the Year. Photos by JAN HARRIS
WOMEN’S TENNIS TEAM – Members of the Women’s Tennis Team were honored by Mayor Scott Neisler and city council for an outstanding season. This team won the South Mountain Athletic Conference Championship for the second year. Rick Henderson was named Coach of the Year. Mayor Neisler makes the presentations.
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The Kings Mountain High School Women’s Cross Country team competed and won the SMAC conference championship for the third consecutive year. All-Conference selections were Nicola Bridges, Conner Calhoun, Maggie Lloyd and Kassidy Hamrick. Head Coach Rayvis was also named Conference Coach of the Year. This was the second time in three years that the Mountaineer Volleyball team won the conference championship. All-Conference selections were Sara
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also All Conference and the team had an outstanding season with a record of 13-2overall and an undefeated record of 7-0 In the conference.
Pasour, Ka’Myiah Pressley, Lindsey Deaver and Gretchen Boyles. Head Coach Heather Pasour was named conference Coach of the Year. Special Events Coordinator Christy Conner was presented a certificate of appreciation after 15 years’ service with the city. She was formerly emopyed by the city at Mauney Memorial Library. City employee Bryan Mauney Jr. was recognized for achieving his North Carolina Plumbing Inspector Level III certification
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bage and Trash; Weeds and junk.’’ • adopted ordinance amending Chapter 50, Section 09 “Utilities deposits.” • appointed Donald Adkins to the Planning and Zoning Board as a Cleveland County ETJ member with term expiring Dec. 31, 2019. • appointed Kyle Yarbro to the John H. Moss Reservoir Commission with term expiring June 30, 2017. • scheduled public hearing on Feb.28 at 6 p.m. for a request by Gary Keyes Land Surveying (Nathan and Judia Sanders) to rezone property located off Phifer Circle from R-20 to R-10. See more photos on page 6B
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Quote of the week
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
– Winston Churchill
Soaring the wild blue yonder The calendar says wrote that February it’s February but 1984 was perfect flying nobody believes it. weather. April Brown Hasn’t the past few Morris and Tencie Eudays of summertime banks Rhea were Kings weather been a deMountain’s newest lightful change? women pilots. What These words were better way to do a story Lib Stewart Managing Editor written by this writer than to take a ride in in February 1984. It’s a two-seater Cessna February 2017 and which students used Sunday’s weather thermometer at Shelby Aviation School to said 80 degrees. learn to fly? Looking back in the 1984 The late Ronnie Hawkins, Herald file book this week I of Harris Funeral Home and
a veteran pilot himself, had given me the story tip and had offered to take me up when I got the nerve. The beautiful weather that Saturday helped me make the decision to take Ronnie up on his offer to soar the wild blue yonder. We flew below 3,000 feet around Kings Mountain over our farm in the Dixon Community (nobody came out to wave at us because they didn’t believe it was me) and over the Kings Mountain Country Club Golf
course where our General Manager Darrell Austin and others were golfing in the sunshine (D didn’t wave either). My brother, Gary, had told me that a pilot would have to tip his wing in order for someone in the co-pilot’s seat to get a picture from the air. There was no way I would try that. Ronnie said he’d take Gary up and he could make the photo. Fast forward. I should have recorded the miles I was in the air as National President of the
American Legion Auxiliary in 1999-2000 – trips that took 14-18 hours of flying to overseas destinations. But I didn’t see any scenery from the air on the plane trips but I was always glad to see the welcome sign at Charlotte’s Douglas International Airport. I would be home soon. I had to admit I enjoyed my first real ride in a small plane that February Saturday in 1984.
Pieces of Kings Mountain History By Loretta Husky Cozart Most of us drive across the King Street Overhead Bridge, spanning the NorCOZART folk Southern Railroad, without thinking much about it. In my last article, I shared the significance of the Southern Railway Overhead Bridge that is easily overlooked by many. So, I decided to research the Kings Street Overhead Bridge and learn more about that history, as well. The information and quotes for this article come from the “Kings Mountain Herald” and Davyd Foard Hood’s nomination of the King Street Overhead Bridge*, placing it on the
National Register of Historic Places. The City of Kings Mountain grew-up around the railroad and many mills were established between the late 1800’s and the 1920’s. Over the years, the number of cars on the road and the speed at which they traveled, increased. In the early 1930’s, the state highways commission established Hwy. 74 / 29, replacing most of Hwy. 20 locally, and made efforts to discourage street-level rail crossings in downtowns. At that time, Hwy. 74 entered Kings Mountain at the Gaston County line on Cleveland Avenue (present day Hwy. 216), not on King Street as it does now. To drive through Kings Mountain using the 1930 See PIECES OF KM, Page 7A
Looking back From the Thursday, Feb. 16, 1984 edition of the Kings Mountain Herald A former Kings Mountain woman, Laura Carpenter Bingham, is serving as Director of Special Projects in Bob Jordan’s campaign for Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina. Jim Testa Chevrolet has acquired the dealer franchise for American Motors Jeeps and Renaults, Mr. Testa announced this week. Kings Mountain High football standout Curt Pressley inked a grant-inaid with Western Carolina University Wednesday.
Kent Briggs, defensive end coach for the Catamounts, was in Kings Mountain to sign the 6-1, 190 pounder who led the Mountaineers in rushing last fall with 1,185 yards. Food Lion advertised Smoked Picnic, 4 to 8 pounds, at 68 cents per pound. Winn-Dixie had a twopage spread advertising “Right for Your Checklist” items including Pinky Pig Pork Chops $1.29 per pound. Harris-Teeter advertised ground beef patties at $1.29 per pound. *
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The End of Diabetes Is within Reach By Satesh Bidaisee
The Food and Drug Administration just approved what could be one of the biggest Satesh Bidaisee breakthroughs in the treatment of type 1 diabetes in decades. Dubbed an “artificial pancreas,” the MiniMed 670G is an implantable pump that senses blood glucose levels and delivers precise insulin doses to diabetic patients. Devices like these could make syringes for injecting insulin and manual blood monitors obsolete. Unfortunately, victories like this in the battle against diabetes remain rare. Even though the
condition is one of the top causes of death in the United States, research into it is grossly underfunded. Just as troubling, public awareness of how to prevent diabetes -- and how to manage it effectively -- remains inadequate. The medical community has the power to stop the diabetes epidemic in its tracks -- but only if it makes diabetes research and education a bigger priority. About one in 10 Americans currently suffers from diabetes. Worse, incidence of the disease has been rising for years. The number of cases in the United States shot up 44 percent between 2004 and 2014. Diabetes takes a toll not just on the health of millions of Americans but See DIABETES, Page 7A
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The 5 Love Languages (Part Three of a Five part series) stood. Gift givReceiving Gifts ing can be found, Three weeks to some degree, ago, we began a in every society five-part series on throughout history love languages, as a perceived exinspired and inpression of love formed by Dr. or friendship. Gary Chapman. Furthermore, reToday, we continue our explo- DR. JONATHAN ceiving and givM. BUNDON ing gifts seems ration of love Worship Pastor languages by First Baptist Church to be universal because there is focusing on the something within third language, us which says “if you love receiving gifts. I know what you may someone, you will give be thinking. “Who does not gifts.” Unfortunately, our love receiving gifts?” To be society pushes gift giving sure, gift giving is the most to the point it becomes recognizable of the love bothersome, materialislanguages, yet perhaps is tic, and meaningless. It is, also the most misunder- therefore, imperative to
give a gift as a genuine expression of love rather than obligation. Would you believe, not everyone loves to give receive gifts to the degree as you may. My wife, for instance, her primary love language is not gifts. She enjoys gift giving (cooking fantastic food for others) but does not need to receive gifts to feel loved. It does not mean she does not appreciate gifts or the intent of the giver. However, for the person whose primary love language is receiving gifts, they feel most loved when they receive a gift. A gift given with sincerity is a visual symbol of love and is
far more important to them than to other people. Additionally, they feel more loved and treasured by receiving gifts on birthdays, holidays, anniversaries and “no occasions.”Even a simple homemade card or a few cheerful flowers will communicate love to your spouse, friend, or child. Therefore, gifts are a visual reminder of your love for them. We observe this with the wedding ring.The wedding bands are gifts typically given to spouses at their wedding. The wedding band symbolizes the unending love each should have for the other person as well as his or her never
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Church Service Directory KINGS MOUNTAIN Advent Lutheran Church, NALC Member 230 Oak Grove Rd. 704-750-0171 Anew Beginning Baptist Church 415 Dixon School Rd. 704-473-1372 Ardent Life Church 420 Branch Street 704-739-7700
Crowders Mountain Baptist 125 Mayberry Lane 704-739-0310
Boyce Memorial ARP Church Edgemont Drive 704-739-4917
David Baptist Church 2300 David Baptist Church Road 704-739-4555
Cherokee St. Baptist Church 421 S. Cherokee Street 704-739-7697 Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church 618 Chestnut Ridge Road 704-739-4015 Christian Freedom Southern Baptist Church 246 Range Road 704-739-4152
703 Margrace Rd., Kings Mountain, NC
Cornerstone Church Of God 202 Margrace Road 704-739-3773
Bethlehem Baptist Church 1017 Bethlehem Road 704-739-7487
Central United Methodist Church 113 S. Piedmont Avenue 704-739-2471
Midview Baptist Church
Church at Kings Mountain 108 E. Mountain St. (KM Women’s Club Bldg.) 704-739-1323
Arise Church 830 E. King St.
Carson Memorial Baptist Church 262 Sparrow Springs Road 704-739-2247
in prayer and Bible study. Give the gift of your tithes and offerings. Give the gift of your presence and participation in worship. Our homework assignment this week is twofold, 1) Give a gift out of love to your spouse or someone you genuinely care for, it need not be expensive. 2) Give a gift to God. Write a poem or compose a song. Give the gift of yourself. You will receive a blessing as well. Until next week, may the Lord bless you and keep you. Next week we will explore the fourth love language, Acts of Service.
Christ The King Catholic Church 714 Stone Street 704-487-7697
Cornerstone Independent Baptist 107 Range Road 704-737-0477
Calvary Way Holiness Church 1017 Second Street Pastor Clifton Morgan
ending commitment to one another. Each time the spouse looks at their ring, it should be a reminder of their love and dedication to each other. In a similar manner, our heavenly Father loves to give gifts and loves to receive them as well. God gave us the greatest gift, namely Jesus Christ and subsequently a way to salvation. However, God did not stop there. Look around at the beauty of creation, the joy of friendships, family, and ice-cream. God gives us more than we deserve. Our love to God can be expressed as well. Give the gift of your time
Emmanuel Independent Baptist Church 602 Canterbury Road 704-739-9939 Faith Ablaze Church 1128 S. York Road 704-739-8496
First Wesleyan Church 505 N. Piedmont Avenue 704-739-4266 Galilee United Methodist 117 Galilee Church Road 704-739-7011
Dixon Presbyterian Church 602 Dixon School Road dixonpresbyterian.com
Faith Baptist Church 1009 Linwood Road
East Gold Street Wesleyan Church 701 E. Gold Street 704-739-3215
Gloryland Missionary Baptist Church 101 Benﬁeld Rd. 704-740-7212
Faith Holiness Church Hwy. 161/Bessemer City Rd. 704-739-1997
Gospel Assembly Church 202 S. Railroad Avenue 704-739-5351
Family Worship Center 1818 Shelby Road 704-739-7206
Good Hope Presbyterian Church 105 N. Cansler Street 704-739-1062
East Kings Mountain Church of God Hwy 161, Bessemer City/KM Hwy. 704-739-7367 Eastside Baptist Church 308 York Road 704-739-8055 Ebenezer Baptist Church 1621 County Line Road 704-739-8331 El Bethel United Methodist Church 122 El-bethel Road 704-739-9174
First Baptist Church 605 W. King Street 704-739-3651
Grace Fellowship 144 West Mountain Street 704-481-8888
First Church of the Nazarene 121 Countryside Road 704-734-1143 First Presbyterian Church 111 E. King Street 704-739-8072
Grace United Methodist Church 830 Church Street 704-739-6000 Harvest Baptist Church 144 Ware Road 704-734-0714 Kings Mountain Baptist Church 101 W. Mountain Street 704-739-2516 Life of Worship Ministries 405 S. Cherokee St. 704-777-2927 Kings Mtn. Dream Center 1128 York Road 704-739-8496 Tim & Angie Goates, Pastors www.kmdreamcenter.com
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Barbers to lead Benefit in Shelby Friday night (Ed. Note: The recipes in today’s cooking corner come from a cookbook published by Central United Methodist Church.) JUST GOOD SLAW Diana Little 1 large head cabbage, chopped 2 green bell peppers, choppers 2 red bell peppers, chopped 1 cup brown sugar 2 Tbsp. corn starch 1 egg 1 cup vinegar Combine first 3 ingredients and set aside. In a saucepan, combine sugar, starch, egg, and vinegar and cook over low heat until thick. Cool this mixture. Combine with cabbage and peppers. Add 2 tablespoons of prepared mustard. BROCCOLI SALAD Keith Falls 2 heads broccoli flowerets ½ lb. bacon, fried crisp and crumbled 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese ½ coarsely chopped nuts, walnuts or pecans DRESSING 1 ½ cup mayonnaise 1/3 cup sugar 3 tbsp. cider vinegar Mix dressing and toss over salad; mix well. Chill for 1 hour before serving. EASY BAKED BEANS Margie Alexander 2 cans pork and beans 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce ¼ cup molasses ½ cup chopped onion 2 Tbs. brown sugar 1 tsp. prepared mustard 4 slices bacon Cook bacon until crisp;
drain and crumble. Sauté o onions in bacon drippings. Mix onions, bacon and all other ingredients; pour into a 1 ½ quart casserole dish. Bake, uncovered, for approximately 1 ½ hours at 325 degrees. CANDIED YAMS Dot Jonas 6 medium sweet potatoes 1 ½ sticks margarine 1 ½ cups light brown sugar ¾ cup orange juice Boil sweet potatoes in skins until tender. Peel and cut in halves lengthwise. Lay in a Pyrex pan that has been sprayed with Pam. Sprinkle brown sugar over potatoes, slice margarine over potatoes with orange juice. Bake at 325 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes. CRISPY CHICKEN HEART HEALTHY Bessie Bumgardner 1 frying chicken or 4 chicken breasts 1 cup corn flake crumbs 1 cup skim milk Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Remove skin from chicken; rinse and dry. Season. Coat each piece with milk, shake to remove excess and roll in crumbs. Place chicken in oiled baking dish sprayed with Pam. Do not crowd. Pieces should not touch. Bake for 45 minutes. Yields: 4 servings. 270 calories. FORGOTTEN CHICKEN Lib Arthur 1 cup uncooked rice
Lawrence On Mission Grady F. Lawrence Jr. of Lawndale, Director of Pioneers for Quality Health, Inc., is on a mission. He is distributing copies of the Surgeon General’s report on smoking that was released Jan. 18, 2014. He says that only 5% of US citizens know what is in the report. Lawrence says the report is a must-read for every red-blooded American that cares about his/her health. The Pioneers for Quality Health is a non-profit organization founded in 2001 by doctors dedicated to better the quality of health for all
Americans. Their goal is to get the Surgeon General’s finding in every household in America. The report also discusses second hand smoke as a health risk. “We are blazing the trail for better health,’’ says Lawrence. Other members of the Pioneers board of directors are Datarvia Parrish, chairman; Kesha Gatlin, member, and Katherine Phillips, member. He asks that readers check out his website on www.pfqh.org or director@ pfqh.org
Polio group meeting Feb. 20 The Foothills Post- Polio Support Group, will hold their meeting on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 at 6 p.m., at the conference room of the Life Enrichment Center of Shelby. The conference room is located at the back of the building. The center is located off Hwy. 18 North, on Life Enrichment Blvd., just north of Cornerstone Dentistry. We will be making crafts instead of a formal program.
If you are a polio survivor and would like to attend, we would love to see you there! Feel free to bring a caregiver with you. For more information you may call Wanda-Greg Horne at (704) 482-8807, or Dianne Garner (704) 434-4928. Each person attending should bring his/ her own meal. Drinks (coffee and water) will be provided.
1 can cream of celery soup 1 can of mushroom soup 1 ½ c. water Chicken pieces to serve 6 Salt and pepper ½ pkg. dry onion soup mix Grease 9x13 inch baking dish and place rice in the bottom. Combine canned soups and water. Pour ½ of the soup mixture over rice and let stand a few minutes. Place chicken over rice. Add salt and pepper and remaining soup mixture. Top with dry onion soup mix. Cover with foil. Bake at 350 degrees for ½ to 2 hours. BUTTERMILK POUND CAKE Mary Black 1 cup buttermilk 1 stick butter ½ cup Crisco 2 cups sugar 3 eggs 3 cups plain flour ½ tsp. soda ¼ tsp. salt 1 Tbsp. rum flavoring or 3 tsp. vanilla Soften margarine. Add Crisco, along with margarine, to bowl. Beat a few minutes. Sif flour, sugar, salt, and soda into a bowl. Add buttermilk, eggs, and flavoring to bowl. Beat for 8 to 10 minutes with mixer. Pour into greased and floured tube pan. Bake at 325 degrees for one hour.
Digital screening mammograms being held March 15 Carolina Care and Rehabilitation and Charlotte Radiology are offering digital screening mammograms at their facility in Cherryville on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Their address is 111 Harrelson Rd., Cherryville, and they can be reached at (704) 435-4161.
Rev. Carlton Barber and his wife, Wanda, will bring “In Ya Faith Gospel Music Outreach,’’ their broken and mended tour to benefit suicide prevention outreach, to Shelby Recreation Center, 850 Sumter Street, Friday night at 7 p.m. Michael Howard and “Sounds of Victory” will appear on the program. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Refreshments will be available for sale. T shirts and CDs will also be for sale. Barber learned to play guitar and sing at his Grandmother’s knee at the age of five. Wanda Carlton, formerly of Kings Mountain, was a DJ at a Cherryville radio station and she also has a song on the couple’s CD, “Blessings from the Heart.” Lime green arm bands for suicide prevention and pink arm bands for breast cancer will be distributed. “How did you get that lonely?” is one of the songs on their music video. The Barbers are newlyweds. “I got married and I have a support team,’’ says the minister who talks openly about his growing up years as a vic-
CARLTON AND WANDA BARBER tim of child abuse, violence, and how he ran in front of a car as a teenager trying to kill himself. His message is that suicide affects everyone and that depression can lead to a person so desperate that he “throws in the towel.” “God gave me a support team and a wife who joins me in this ministry,’’ said Bar-
ber who shares his story with anyone who will listen. The Barbers invite everyone to attend their Outreach program but especially young people between the ages of 5-15. Check out their website: inyafaithradio3.wixsite.com/ inyafaith
Medicinal Herbs’ program topic At Town and Country Garden Club Wendy Isbell presented a program on “Medicinal Herbs” at the Town and Country Garden Club’s February 9 meeting at the Patrick House. Mrs. Isbell had ordered and planted seeds for some medicinal herbs and a list of the herbs and their medicinal purposes was given to the 11 members attending the meeting. President Connie Bell led the members in the reading of the Club Collect prior to the delicious meal of chicken salad croissants, vegetables and Valentine doughnuts served by hostess Sarah Rhea. Members of the Kings Mountain Post Office project committee reported that flower beds were cleaned, pansies planted and pine needles distributed at the project site outside the post office. Connie Marlowe will host the March meeting at the Patrick House on King Street. Herbs and their medicinal uses were pointed out in the program by Mrs. Isbell. Enchinacea is a highly-regarded blood purifier used in the treatment of diseases caused by impurities. It is said to increase bodily resistance to infection by strengthening the immune system. Th best reason to include Enchinacea
in herb gardens is the singularly beautiful flower with delicate pastel-purple petals radiating from the prominent red-orange corona, which continue to bloom from July to September. Yarrow is considered an all-around natural remedy without equal. As one of the bitter herbs, it has the reputation as a general fortifier, which helps to build the body’s natural resistance. It improves digestion, circulation and the functions of the liver, gall bladder and kidneys. It is valuable for cuts and makes excellent lotions for cleansing and beautifying the skin., Yarlow will grow just about anywhere Its pink or white flowers make an attractive addition to an herb garden. Chamomile is perfect for making Chamomile tea which can be used for treating indigestion, skin disorders, colic and helps calm a hyperactive or distressed child. It is the most prolific producer of flowers. The daisy-like flowers of the Chamomile herb look lovely in any garden. Lemon Bergamot comes from the mint family and may be called Lemon Bee Balm, Lemon Mint or Purple Horsemint. This name of this species is derived from the Latin
for “Citrus smell.” It is a bee, butterfly and hummingbird attractant. The essential oil in Lemon Bergamot is Citronella and is also rich in Phenolic Monoterpenes and Thymol. This provides the plant with good antioxidant and antibacterial properties. It has been used for coughs, colds, fevers and respiratory ailments. Traditional uses have been treatment for intestinal parasites and to repel fleas and mites. Lemon Bergamont may be used as a facial steam and for aromatherapy. If combined with Chamomile and Lavender it proves to be a facial steam that is very useful for oily skin and acne. Lemon Bergamot may be rubbed on the skin for an insect repellant. Hyssop is a relative of Oregano and Marjoram. This plant formed an important part of the Passover (Exodus 12:22) and ceremonial cleansing from skin diseases (Leviticus 14). Due to its properties as an antiseptic, cough reliever and expectorant, it is commonly used as an aromatic herb and medicinal plant. A strong tea made of the leaves and sweetened with honey is a traditional remedy for nose, throat, and afflictions and is sometime applied externally to bruises.
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■ POLICE ARRESTS FEB. 6: Tiffany Nicole Willis, 29, 1545 N. Piedmont Ave., injury to personal property, $1500 unsecured bond. FEB.8: Perry Antwuan Woods, 27, Charlotte, second degree kidnapping, felony, four counts assault on female, assault with a deadly weapon, no bond. FEB. 10: Franqulyn Tyrece Crawford, 23, Shelby, failure to appear, $500 secured bond. FEB. 11: Vickie Wray Stokes, 4 3, Shelby, driving while license revoked, failure to reduce speed, $1000 secured bond. FEB. 11: Kala Elaine Campbell, 23, Shelby, second degree trespass, $1000 secured bond. FEB. 11: Blair Andrew Lambert, 24, Stanley, NC, DWI, open container, $2500 secured bond. FEB. 11: Lucas Corey Tesseneer, 24, 120 Broad St., possess methamphetamine, felony, possession drug paraphernalia, no bond. FEB. 12: Lyllian Aileen Foster, 23, Charlotte, DWI, $2500 secured bond.
maker, 19, Shelby, speeding. FEB. 11: Donna Harris Adams, 60, 825 N. Piedmont Avenue, expired tag, no vehicle inspection. FEB. 11: Kelli Maria Hughes, 33, 120 Center St., no operator’s license, expired tag. FEB.12: Michael Jevan Kelly, 46, Shelby, no operator’s license. FEB. 12: William Kabe Byers, 41, 310 Silver St., consume alcoholic beverage area of a motor vehicle. FEB 13: Jennifer Beth Redmond, 38, Bessemer City, expired tag, no vehicle inspection. FEB. 13: Keith Everette Blanchard, 45, 573 Ridgeview Trail, speeding. INCIDENTS JAN. 27: A resident of Woodland Drive reported that his 2015 Kia was broken into and a $200 Galaxy S6 Edge Smart Phone was taken. FEB. 6: A resident of Adele Street reported that his automobile tag was removed from his 2006 Nissan Altima. FEB. 12: A resident of Patterson Road reported that a tire on his car was cut.
CITATIONS FEB. 6: Nancy Sheryce Fewell, 23, Gastonia, speeding without due caution, expired tag. FEB. 6: Lori Lewis Hambright, 43, 406 W. Mountain St., no vehicle inspection, expired tag. FEB. 7: Alexis Danette Smith, 22, Gastonia, speeding. FEB. 7: Michael Lawrence Voisine, 37, 612 Charles St., Apt. 34, revoked license. FEB. 7: John Franklin Turner, 47, Grover, revoked license. FEB. 7: Mitchell Thomas Ride Jr., 54, Shelby, revoked license. FEB. 7: Kristen Deann Perkins, 26, Lawndale, expired tag, no child seat belt. FEB. 7: Angela Sue Chitwood, 45, Bessemer City, revoked license. FEB. 8: Paris Cierra McClain, 28, 110 Branchwood Dr., expired tag. FEB. 10: Collin Jamal Adams, 21, Gastonia, speeding without due caution. FEB. 10: Danielle L Lynnette Glover, 25, 1506 Northwoods Dr., possession marijuana. FEB. 10: Franquelyn Tyrece Crawford, 23, 306 N. Watterson St., possession marijuana. FEB. 10: Asia Lakim Crawford, 19, Gastonia, speeding without due caution. FEB. 10: Kelly Putnam Thomas, 36, Cherryville, speeding. FEB. 11: Andre Charise Parker, 46, Shelby, speeding. FEB. 11: Wendy Dawn Martin, 40, Bessemer City, expired tag, no current vehicle inspection. FEB. 11: Ernest Nelson Patterson, 25, Charlotte, expired tag. FEB. 11: Saul Bautista Mendoza, 57, 108 Afton Dr., no operator’s license. FEB. 11: Joshua Lee Shoe-
WRECKS FEB. 3: Officer F. L. Wittington said that Carrie Marie Ramsey, 122 Press Sweezy Road, Trailer 3, operating a 1992 Jeep, rear-ended a 2014 Toyota operated by Hilario Diaz, 811 W. Gold Street Trailer 23, causing a chain reaction and a third vehicle, a 2010 Chevrolet operated by Christopher Allan Blanton, 505 Monroe A:ve., was hit. The Diaz and Blanton vehicles were stopped on King Street. Property damages were estimated at $4500. FEB 3: Officer J. L. Dee said that Brittany Griffin, 154 Autumn Woods Drive, operating a 2000 Ford, was traveling South on NC 161 and Josu Moran-Melendez, Grand Rapids, MI, operating a 2007 FRHT was parked stationary in the turn lane at the intersection of NC 161 and Floyd Street. Griffin tried to go around the back side of the truck when Melendez backed up and struck her vehicle. The truck was blocking the left-hand turn entrance onto Floyd Street, according to the Officer. Property damage was estimated at $1500 to the Griffin vehicle. FEB. 3: Officer Stephen Skinner said that James Harold Howell Jr. of Gastonia, operating a 2003 Honda, was parking his vehicle at 407 West King Street, hit a fence, went down the embankment and into the roadway of US 74 Business. No injuries were reported. Damage to the fence and stone wall was estimated at $ 8,000. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $1,000. FEB. 3: Officer Stephen Skinner said that a 1999 Chevrolet operated by Heather Michelle Anthony, 1060 Barnette Road, rear-ended a 2013 Hyundai operated by O’Brian Curry, Gastonia, on Phifer Road. Anthony was cited for no vehicle liability insurance. Property damage was estimated
at 42500. FEB. 4: Officer J. L. Dee said that Edward Shane Short, 300 Edgemont Drive, operating a 2015 Chevrolet, rear-ended a 2008 Chevrolet operated by Lynn McDaniel Echols, 122 Camelot Drive, on US 74 Business. Property damage was estimated at $2500. FEB. 5: Officer F. L. Wittington said that Geraldine Oliver, 1005 N. Cansler St., operating a 2002 Ford, struck a parked vehicle owned by Kenneth Daniel of Clover, SC, in the parking lot of Walmart. Property damage was estimated at $1850. FEB. 5: Officer Stephen Skinner said that Ted Ford, 104 Montview Dr., operating a 2007 Toyota, struck a parked 1995 Chevrolet owned by Wendell Jackson, 163 Galilee Church Road, in the parking lot at 1011 Shelby Road. Property damage was estimated at $2,000. FEB. 6: Officer F. L. Wittington said a hit and run truck driver struck a 2008 Ford operated by Wendy Creighton, Stanley, on York Road. Property damage was estimated at $2500. FEB. 6: Officer Jonathan Price said that Mary Williams Pfundstein, Charlotte, was driving her 1999 Ford in the wrong direction attempting to take I-85 North to Charlotte when she sideswiped a 2010 Honda operated by Doris Spencer of Charlotte. Slight damage was reported. FEB. 6: Officer H. W. Carpenter said that Annie Frances Yarborough, 809 Meadowbrook Road, operating a 2007 Buick, was turning from NC Highway 216 onto West Gold Street and hit a pole which was in place as crosswalk protection. Property damage was estimated at $15,000 to the car and $1000 to the pole at 101 West Gold Street. FEB. 7: Officer H. W. Carpenter said that Porsha Chiquita Whittenburg, 115 Butternut Dr., operating a 2015 Ford, struck a 2008 Jeep operated by Aileen Allison Adams of Shelby. The accident happened at the US Highway 74 Bypass off-ramp at US Highway 74 Business where Adams had stopped for oncoming traffic. Property damage was estimated at $8,000. FEB. 8: Officer F. L. Wittington said Corey Satcher, Gastonia, operating a 2005 Toyota, was merging lanes from the turn lane on King Street and sideswiped a 2017 Suba operated by Jeanette Cheshire, 613 Ridge Street. Property damage was estimated at $1850. FEB. 8: Officer F. L. Wittington said that Isaih Ryan Johnson, 21 Bennett Dr., operating a 2013 Chrysler, backed into a 2016 Nissan operated by Bruce McCleary, 107 George Lewis Road, stopped at the stop sign on Bennett Street and speaking to someone in the yard at the intersection. McCleary was taken to the local hospital. Property damage was estimated at $2,000.
DIABETES From page 4A on the economy, too. The disease costs Florida over $24 billion a year -- and the entire country about $250 billion annually. That’s bigger than the yearly economic output of most states. Compared to these staggering treatment costs, research funding for diabetes is a pittance. Consider that the disease kills 28 times more Americans each year than HIV/AIDS. Yet the National Institutes of Health spend nearly three times as much annually on HIV/AIDS research as on diabetes research. Given the enormous promise of today’s diabetes research, this lack of funding is a missed opportunity. Researchers at Harvard and MIT, for instance, are exploring a technique for making large numbers of
insulin-creating cells that, once delivered to type 1 diabetes patients, could keep the disease at bay for years at a time. Johnson & Johnson, together with biotech firm Viacyte, is currently developing the first-ever stem-cell treatment for diabetes. In short, we’ve never been closer to curing diabetes. But meeting that goal will take far longer if research funding remains as sparse as it is today. Halting the epidemic will also require a more aggressive effort to prevent and diagnose the disease. More than one-third of American adults have pre-diabetes -- the kinds of elevated blood sugar levels that often lead to diabetes. Yet 90 percent of these individuals aren’t aware of their condition. This is where government agencies and academic institutions could
have a significant impact. The school I teach at, St. George’s University in Grenada, has already taken up this cause. We’re collaborating with Grenada’s Ministry of Health on a school nutrition policy to advocate for healthy consumption habits. We’ve also worked with the ministry to launch programs that promote physical activity in schools and offer exercise classes to the community. Ending the diabetes epidemic is within reach -- if we commit to funding the most promising medical research and effectively educating the public about the disease. Satesh Bidaisee is an Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine and Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies at St. George’s University, Grenada.
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PIECES OF KM From Page 4A route, one would drive south on Cleveland Avenue, turn right on Kings Street, turn left at Battleground Avenue, turn right on Mountain Street (cross the railroad tricks), and proceed west to Shelby. It’s no wonder the town fathers wanted to change this convoluted route. Unfortunately, drivers not familiar with the area often drove straight through the intersection of Kings Street and Battleground Avenue, over the embankment, and into the railroad cut. Even with barricades, the problem persisted. These accidents, and associated deaths, resulted in lawsuits; town fathers knew something had to be done. According to Mr. Foard, the bridge was ultimately built because local businessmen wanted improved routing of the road and to obtain the Federal funding to build Hwy. 74 through Kings Mountain. A safe crossing and a westward extension of King Street were vital to achieving that goal. In 1938 and 1939, the state of NC received 2.5 million dollars in federal funding to eliminate roadgrade railroad crossings and the Kings Street Overhead bridge was funded with $125,000 of those funds. “The Men’s Club named Jonie Brian Thomasson as head of a committee to work with the Town Council and the State Highway Commission to secure the route (Herald, 19 May 1938).” Two special sessions of the Town Council were held in June 1938 and the matter was approved in both sessions. Four council members supported building a bridge, but Mayor Pro-Tem C.E. Neisler, Jr. did not. Mayor James Herndon felt that it was “necessary to determine what the damages will be” before voting, but his opinion did not prevail. The crux of the discussion was that the roadbed would have to be built-up very high west of the bridge. Editor of the Herald, Haywood Lynch, begrudgingly supported the project, stating “The overhead bridge has been officially approved by the Town Council. We have never been so enthusiastic about this location, but since most of the citizens who have expressed themselves and the
Council are for it, we are in favor of it too.” On October 6, 1938, the Herald announced the awarding of two contracts for the bridge. It was thought the bridge would be built quickly, but construction stretched well into 1939. The Herald announced on January 9, 1939 that lights would be added to the bridge. Mr. Foard noted in his report, “On 6 April 1939 the Herald’s editor Haywood E. Lynch offered a somewhat snide notice in his ‘Here and There’ column ‘Kings Mountain’s sky scraper bridge is now completed. All that is now to be done is for the two mountains leading to it to be made. Oh, and I almost forgot, a few basements to be made from what is now first floor buildings.’ On the southwest side of King Street, you can see remnants today of what Mr. Lynch was reporting, especially the rooftops of several buildings now located below road grade. On June 1, 1939, councilman James Kirby Willis made sure he was the first person to drive across the bridge. It wasn’t yet completed, but Willis noted to the Herald, ““The fill is not near completed, but at one end the grade has been filled in enough for a car to climb up.” Ultimately, 136 men were employed to build the bridge during the Great Depression. Both Battleground and Railroad Avenues, between Mountain and King Streets, had to be filled-in and brought to grade level with the bridge. The resulting banks on either side were sodded. By the time the bridge was completed, Jonie Brian Thompson had been elected Mayor. He commented during the dedication ceremony on September 14, 1939. “Several sections of the new highway itself, from the bridge to Piedmont Avenue, and just out from town, required filling. This filling required 58,000 cubic yards of dirt.” In an editorial published by the Herald, Mr. Lynch reported, “This overhead bridge and highway did not just happen, it came about after hard work on the part of local citizens, even after opposition. In fact, the Herald was never very much in favor of the ‘man-made’ mountain but now it is really very attractive and we are glad it is here.” The North Carolina
Historic Bridge Inventory conducted by Lichtenstein Consulting Engineers in 2001 concluded, ”The engineering significance of the King Street Overhead Bridge lies not in its particular association with (architect) William L. Craven … The 1938 reinforced concrete rigid frame bridge is a handsome example of its type with no surviving rivals in the state. “In North Carolina, fewer than 20 rigid frame bridges before 1961 have been identified … the King Street Overhead Bridge is the earliest surviving example of a rigid frame built by the state highway commission. The King Street Overhead Bridge stands as a rare and well-preserved example of the Art Moderne style applied to bridge design in North Carolina.” An interesting aside: Hugh Ellis Noell, Sr. served as the first Commissioner of the NC State Highway Commission for the newly established Western District and he worked on this project. He was appointed to that position by the Governor Clyde R. Hoey, from Shelby. Hugh Ellis Noell, Sr. is our own Ellis Noell’s grandfather. When you have a chance, take a walk across the King Street Overhead Bridge and admire the construction. She is a beauty and one-of-a-kind in our state. Over a period of 20 years, and within one city block, we have two prime examples of the transition from utilitarian to stylized bridge construction in North Carolina. Once again, we have a remarkable treasure hiding in plain sight. The King Street Overhead Bridge construction was controversial, but necessary. One might even consider the project a “political football,” with all the press it received and a transition in the town’s leadership during the construction. Ultimately, local citizens stepped-up to lobby for both the bridge and the new route of Hwy. 74 through Kings Mountain. New leaders were elected and the convenience and safety of the community prevailed. * (Davyd Foard Hood (July 2004). “King Street Overhead Bridge” National Register of Historic Places Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office.)
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the foundation for NASCAR. Within months, the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing would form. * February 1948: Behind the wheel of his Ford Modified, Red Byron wins the first sanctioned NASCAR race on a beach course in Daytona. * September 1950: Darlington International Raceway becomes the first asphalt super speedway to host a NASCAR event. Driving a 1950 Plymouth owned by France, Sr., Johnny Mantz won the 500-mile event. * July 1952: The first NASCAR competition to take place outside of the United States is held on a dirt track in Stamford Park, Ontario, Canada.
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Kings Mountain Middle’s Caleb Johnston fires a jumper for Kings Mountain Middle in last week’s win over Lincolnton. (Photo by Gary Smart)
Patriots beat North in five OTs Kings Mountain Middle’s boys basketball team played “one for the ages” Thursday against North Lincoln when the two teams went five overtimes before the Patriots prevailed 44-42. The win moved the Patriots into a tie with North Lincoln for first place in the Tri-County East division with 7-1 records. Coach Shane Cole’s team had used a full-court press to win its past several games, but went to a half-court trapping defense against North. The game was close throughout with North on top 11-10 after the first quarter and KM out front 20-17 at intermission. KM carried a two-point lead into the fourth period but North came back to tie the game at 33-all after regulation. Cole said both teams’ tired legs were taking a toll in overtime. The teams were knotted at 34-all after the first OT, 36-all after the second, 38-all after the third and 40-all after the fourth. “Both teams engaged in scoring one offensive basket for three straight overtime periods,” Cole said. “During the fifth overtime we knew the team that scored twice was going to win.” Kings Mountain did just that, outscoring North 4-2 to account for the final margin. Kobe Paysour led the Patriots with 15 points, including five of 10 shooting and eight rebounds. Caleb Johnston scored 16 points but more importantly grabbed a game-high 16 rebounds. Matt Toms scored three points, Isaiah Tate seven, Marcus Odums four and Wes
Hughes seven. Devin Pressley came up with a big two points in the deciding fifth OT. Johnston and Hughes played outstanding defense. Players of the week were Johnston and Paysour. Sixth men of the week were Pressley and Isaiah Tate. KM shot 44 percent from the field, 12 of 27, and continued its dominance on the boards with 36 rebounds. “What an incredible game, five overtimes, wow!,” Cole said. “It was a great game by two classy teams.” Two days before the Patriots went over the 60-point mark for the third game in a row in a 61-46 win over Lincolnton. KM continued its full-court defensive pressure and got off to a 12-0 lead in the first three minutes. The Patriots led 18-4 after the first quarter and 33-13 at halftime. KM led 43-31 going into the fourth period. Paysour tied his season high of 18 points to lead the KM offense. He hit 9 of 18 from the field and grabbed 14 rebounds. Johnston had 12 points on 6-for11 shooting, and a season-high 16 boards. Toms had 10 points, Tate nine, Marcus Odums five, Zeke Cannedy three, Wes Hughes two points and four boards, and Orlando Odums two points. Paysour, Johnston and Marcus Odums played outstanding defense. KM shot 48 percent from two point land (21 for 44) and grabbed a season high 43 rebounds.
Kings Mountain High’s basketball teams completed their regular season Thursday night with a South Mountain Athletic Conference doubleheader at East Burke. The Mountaineers came out on top 63-55 to end the regular season in third place in the conference with an 11-5 SMAC and 16-8 overall record. East Rutherford’s Cavaliers won the SMAC with a perfect 16-0 regular season and 23-0 overall mark. Shelby finished second, two games ahead of the Mountaineers. Kings Mountain’s girls fell to regular season champion East Burke 75-60. The Lady Cavaliers finished first with a 15-1 record. RS Central finished second at 13-3, one game ahead of the Lady Mountaineers who were 12-4 in the league and 15-7 overall. All league teams except last place Chase began play in the SMAC tournament Monday night. It will conclude later this week and then teams will learn their seed and first round opponent for the upcoming NCHSAA 2A and 3A tournament. East Burke’s girls got off to a quick start and were never in serious trouble against the Lady Mountaineers. The host team led 18-6 after the first quarter, 37-18 at halftime and 58-35 going into the fourth quarter. Kieran Smith scored 18 points and Savannah Coble 16 to lead the Lady Cavaliers. Hannah Clark paced the Mountaineer attack with 20 points and Kelsey Farmer and Leeasia Rhodes added 16 and 14, respectively. Chaya Hunter had eight points and 12 rebounds. In the boys game, East Burke jumped out front early and led 27-19 at intermission. Kings Mountain got hot in the second half and outscored the Cavaliers 26-14 in the third period to carry a 45-41 advantage into the final eight minutes. Adrain Delph scored 18 points, Zeke Littlejohn 17 and Shun Allison 12 to lead the Mountaineer scoring. Josh Helton added nine points, 14 rebounds and three blocked shots. Delph had nine boards and also dished out six assists. BOYS GAME KM (63) – Allison 12, Phillips 6, Littlejohn 17, Delph 15, Helton 9. EB (55). GIRLS GAME KM (60) – Drennan 2, Clark 20, Hunter 8, Farmer 16, Rhodes 14. EB (75) – Hise 5, Coble 16, Arney 6, Bowman 9, Hawkins 9, Crump 8, Davis 4, Smith 18.
Kings Mountain’s Shay Portee is closely guarded as she drives the lane in last week’s game with Lincolnton at the KMMS gym.
Girls beat ‘Cats but fall to North Kings Mountain Middle School’s girls defeated Lincolnton 42-10 but lost to North Lincoln 28-22 last week to fall into a tie for first in the Eastern Division
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3A basketball state tourney opens Tuesday Kings Mountain High’s basketball teams will learn their seed and pairings for the upcoming NCHSAA 3A playoffs Saturday. The seeding will take place at the NCHSAA office in Chapel Hill. The playoffs open on Tuesday, February 21. Second, third and fourth round games will be played on February 23, 25 and 28. The Western Regional championship will be played on March 4, and the State championship on March 11.
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KM’s Gamble second in state indoor track Gamble also tied for eighth in the pole vault with a vault of 11’6”. Ja’Myiah Pressley finished 10th in the 55 meter dash and Zeldon Roberts was 11th in the high jump.
Roberts, Force play Saturday night in KM Mountaineers to the Western Regional championship game and later played two years of college ball at Gulf Coast College and Georgia Military. The Force will play most of their games at Shu Carlton Stadium. They will be there again on Saturday, Feb. 25 against the Carolina Avengers.
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From Page 1B ing against Lincolnton with 10 points each. Monica Head had six points, Madison Weber four and Haley Hall, Marley Arnold, Dreamah Mason, Shy Portee, Yasmine Robinson and Kennedy Barnes two each. All 15 players stood out on defense. KM led 11-3 after the first period, 30-7 at halftime and 36-8 going into the fourth quarter. Thursday against North Lincoln, the shots just would not fall and the Lady Patriots fell to 7-1. North led 9-4 after one quarter, 18-8 at the half and 20-10 going into the fourth period. Shay Portee led the KM
scoring with 11 points and Mason added five. Javella Wells and Shy Portee scored two each and Madison Weber and Sharon Deras one each. “We played hard on defense but could not get the ball in the basket on offense,” said Coach Monty Deaton. Kings Mountain was scheduled to host West Lincoln Monday before closing out the regular season yesterday at Burns. The top two teams from each division will advance to the conference playoffs Thursday, with the #1 teams from the East and West hosting the #2 teams. The winners will meet February 21 in the conference championship game.
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The semi-pro Carolina Force football team will face the Blue Ridge Raiders in a United Independent Football League game Saturday at 8 p.m. at Shu Carlton Stadium. The quarterback for the Force is former KMHS star Michael Roberts. Roberts, who is Kings Mountain High’s all-time leader in total offense, led the 2008
Kings Mountain’s Orlandus Gamble finished second in the high jump in last week’s State Indoor track meet. Gamble jumped 6’6” to set a new KMHS record.
Cavs: Chris Mellon 7, Brayden Parker 4, Cody Cameron 2. Tarheels: Bradley Floyd 16, Brayden Patrick 15, Rayshawn Sull 7. Hornets 34, Knicks 23 Hornets: Aiden Taylor 15, Lyric Phonephet 8, Devon Dorsey 5, Bradey Hughes 4, Aiden Robinson 2. Knicks: Jack Kiser 10, Chance Davis 6, Aiden Carson 4, Cole Groves 3. 11-12 Boys Hornets 29, Lakers 28 Hornets: Trey Platt 14, Austin Putnam 10, Caleb Broom 5. Lakers: Will Spicer 7, Colton Mayes 5, Zack Brooks 4, Darian Lopez 4, Jordan Mull 4, Peyton Ladd 4. Kangaroos 24, Bulldogs 11 Kangaroos: Eli Osborn 8, Jonathan Stanton 6, Nick Cole 4, Jake Lloyd 4, Quan Adams 2. Bulldogs: Todj Hunt 6, Jordan Driscoll 3, Dylan Thomas 2. 10-12 Girls Dover 27, Hornets 3 Hornets: Makalylyn Rikard 2, Ragan Hovis 1. 13-15 Boys Supersonics 53, Spurs 47 Supersonics: Devin Gann 18, Zach Crawford 18, David Bagwell 11,
to several outstanding players from the 2016 Mountaineer eleven that finished second in the SMAC and 8-4 overall. All members of the JV and varsity teams will be recognized. There is no admission fee and the public is invited.
Zach Champion 3 pts, Jeremiah Adams 2 pts, Shannon Smith 2 pts Mountaineers 73, Spurs 38 Mountaineers: Koby Paysour 29, Eli Paysour 26, Bryce Kornegay 11, Raven Seagle 4, Brandon Cook 3. Spurs: Tanner Childers 16, Jeremy Huskins 13, Skyler Biddix 5, Deron Dean 4. 7-8 Boys Warriors 31, Wolverines 18 Warriors: KJ Bell 16, Aiden Smith 12, Aiden Porter 3. Wolverines: Coryon Gaines 9, Christian Adams 4, Tristan Marable 3, Matthew Kiser 2. Hornets 15, Heat: 15 Hornets: Troy Mathis 6, Ferdando Nunez 5, Aiden Hill 2, Brayden Nenonen 2. Heat: Davarien Jackson 4, Brayden Bush 4, Camden Parker 3, Daylin Hopper 2, Jason Merritt 2. 7-9 Girls Lady Hornets, 30 Dover: 18 Lady Hornets: Leah Crowell 10, Avery Bridges 10, Mollie Nantz 6, Allysia Pettis 2, Jasmine Cash 2. Dover: Gracie Mode 10, Alexa Jones 8. 9-10 Age Boys Tar Heels 38, Cavs 13
Kings Mountain High’s annual football awards night will be Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at B.N. Barnes Auditorium. The event was postponed last week due to the death of Mountaineer linebacker coach Jeff Putnam. Awards will be presented
7-8 Boys Warriors 27, Heat 19 Heat: Davarien Jackson 7, Daylin Hopper 6, Zachary Cameron 2, Brayden Bush 2. Warriors: Aiden Smith 17, KJ Bell 8, Cole Mellon 2. 9-10 Boys Pacers 25, Golden State: 23 Pacers: Chance Habel 8, Thomas Spicer 6, Elliot Habel 6, Keedon Linney 5. Golden State: Tucker Robinette 14, Jason McClain 7, Carlos Nunez 2. 13-15 Boys Hornets: 43, Cavs: 57 Hornets: Jaiden Grier 14, Dylan Platt 14, Riddick Phonephet 5, Brandon Bullock 4, Logan Patrick 4, Ryan Carr 2. Cavs: Drew Hollifield 22, Caleb Watkins 14, Nick Johnson 9, Jaidin Moore 6, Jaden Fields 4, Chace Cannon 2. Supersonics 52, Warriors: 46 Supersonics: Devin Gann 19, David Bagwell 14, Zach Crawford 9, Jordan Watts 5, Mikel Stanton 3, Abigail Brooks 2. Warriors: John Harmon Melton 22, Jonathan Lopez 6, Charlie Melton 4, Dalton Gunter, Dontae Burries 3 pts,
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Delph’s last-second shot beats East Burke, Kings Mountain girls roll over rival Crest Adrain Delph drove the lane for a basket with a second remaining to lift Kings Mountain’s Mountaineers to a 68-67 win over East Burke in the opening round of the South Mountain Athletic Conference tournament Monday night at KM’s Parker Gym. Trailing 67-66 after a reverse layup by East Burke’s Joe Duckworth with 22 seconds remaining, the Mountaineers called time out with 8.5 seconds left to set up a final shot. They missed on their first attempt, but Zeke Littlejohn grabbed the rebound and dished off to Delph for the game winner. Kings Mountain’s girls had little trouble in the opener, defeating Crest 6138. Both KM teams will be in second round action tonight, with the girls playing at East Burke at 6 p.m. and the boys at East Rutherford at 6 p.m. The tournament championship games will be played Friday at East Rutherford at 6 p.m. (girls) and 8 p.m. (boys). East Burke had upset on its mind from the beginning, leading 12-11 after the first period before KM got a spark toward the end of the second quarter to go into intermission with a 28-19 lead. With the game
tied at 17-all, the Mountaineers got buckets from Eli Paysour and Josh Helton, to go up 21-17. Delph scored on two consecutive trips down court to make it 2517, and Littlejohn added an old-fashioned three-pointer to take the Mountaineers into halftime up nine. Kings Mountain built a 15 point lead (39-24) after two straight buckets inside by Helton, but East Burke trimmed the difference to 42-37 going into the fourth period. Several missed free throws by the Mountaineers kept the Cavaliers in the game. They trimmed the margin to 52-48 on a bucket by Duckworth with two minutes remaining. With just four fouls against them, the Cavaliers began fouling the Mountaineers in non-shooting situations and were able to cut the margin to 52-51 on a three by Caleb Wright with 44 seconds left in regulation. KM’s Shun Allison broke the free throw drought with a pair at the 41-second mark to put KM up by three. Two more freebies by Allison put KM up 56-53 with 15 seconds left. KM had two fouls to give before getting into a one-and-one situation, but chose not to foul and the
Josh Helton slams one home for the Mountaineers in Monday’s overtime win over East Burke at the KMHS gym.
Kings Mountain’s Kelsey Farmer drives past a Crest defender in Monday’s SMAC playoff game at Parker Gym. (Photo by Gary Smart) Cavaliers’ Devin Sechrist hit a three at the buzzer to send the game into OT at 56. Trailing 64-62 with 1:35 left, Caleb Wright hit a three to put East on top 65-64. After Duckworth rebounded a missed KM shot with 49 seconds left, he missed two free throws, keeping KM in the game. KM’s Eli Paysour was fouled going in for a lay-up. He calmly hit both shots to give KM a 66-65 lead before Duckworth’s lay-up put East back in front and set the stage for Delph’s heroics. Helton led the Mountaineers with 17 points and Malik Phillips added 12. Dylan Thrift scored nine. Delph, who was on the bench in foul trouble much of the game, was held to his season low of eight points but hit the big one. Sechrist led East with 23. Kings Mountain’s girls rolled to a 20-8 first quarter lead and were never threatened in winning their third
straight over rival Crest in the opening game. Crest rallied a bit in the second quarter and cut the margin to 33-20 at the half, but Kings Mountain blew the game open early in the third period and cleared its bench. Hannah Clark led the Lady Mountaineers with 20 points and Kelsey Farmer added 14. Crest got 18 from Mahogany Foster. GIRLS GAME KM (61) – Clark 20, Pressley 7, Roberts 2, Farmer 14, Rhodes 7, Hunter 6, Mauldin 5. Crest (38) – Green 6, Hosch 4, Foster 18, Crosby 4, Dorsey 2, Smith 2, Haynes 2. BOYS GAME KM (68) – Allison 6, Littlejohn 8, Delph 8, Thrift 9, Helton 17, Phillips 12, Paysour 8. EB (67) – Lail 4, Cook 3, Wright 14, McDowell 3, Melton 2, Morrison 3, Duckworth 12, Sechrist 23, Kistler 3.
Hannah Clark puts up a shot against the Crest defense in Monday’s SMAC first round playoff game at KMHS gym. (Photo by Gary Smart)
Lady Patriots whip WL 40-19, playoffs to begin Thursday The KMMS Lady Patriots defeated West Lincoln 40-19 Monday to improve to 8-1 on the season and 9-3 overall. Shay Portee led all scorers with 20 points. Treazure Hopper added seven and Madison Weber had four.
Others scoring were Malazia Banner, Sharon Deras, Haley Hall and Daraniah Chambers with two each. Playing well on defense was Kennedy Barnes. Kings Mountain led 19-4 after the first quarter, 27-8 at halftime and 35-17 going
into the fourth period. The Lady Patriots were at Burns Tuesday and play in the first round of the playoffs on Thursday against yesterday’s Shelby-Crest winner.
Patriots whip West Lincoln, tied for first in conference
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Kings Mountain Middle’s boys basketball team defeated West Lincoln Monday 55-37 to stay in a tie for first in the Eastern Division of the Tri-County Conference heading into the regular season finale yesterday at Burns. The Patriots will be in the conference playoffs beginning Thursday at a site yet to be determined. KM fell behind early before taking a 13-10 lead after one quarter. The Patriots kept up their defensive intensity, outscoring the Chiefs 16-0 over the
first three minutes of the second quarter to take a commanding 37-18 lead into halftime. KM continued the onslaught in the third quarter, going on a 10-0 run to build a 53-20 lead going into the fourth period. In the final quarter, KM went to its bench as Traveon Conway, Jamie Wilson and Orlando Odums combined for 12 rebounds. Ten Patriots got into the scoring act, led by Kobe Paysour with 11 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and seven steals. Wes Hughes
had nine pints, Marcus Odums eight, Isaiah Tate seven, Jamie Wilson five, Matt Toms four, Orlando Odums four, Devin Pressley three, Traveon Conway two and Zeke Cannedy two. Paysour and Pressley were outstanding on defense. The Patriots had a season high 46 rebounds. Kings Mountain was 8-1 in the division and 9-3 overall heading into Tuesday’s game.
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KINGS MOUNTAIN VIETNAM VETERANS – Pictured is a large group of Kings Mountain Vietnam Veterans who were presented service pins at their breakfast meeting Monday morning. The pins were presented as part of the 50th anniversary commemoration of the end of the Vietnam War. The group meets on the second Monday of each month at 9 a.m. at Mountain View Restaurant. Photo by JAN HARRIS
VETERANS From Page 1A thank, honor and provide a proper welcome home that many never had as they returned to the United States from Vietnam. Living United States veterans who served on active duty in the U. S. Armed Forces at any time during the period of November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of location, are eligible to receive one lapel pin.
“We get together and we fellowship and we don’t talk about our service in the War, we help one another with any challenges that arise and we share the good memories of our families with our fellow soldiers,’’ said the local group’s leader Jim Medlin, a USAF veteran. Medlin organized a community fundraising project so that veterans could visit the Vietnam Wall in Washington, DC. He led a bus trip for those who had never visited the memorial.
Benefit Bash Offers Kids a Way to Impact Their Community The members of Gastonia’s Girl Scout Troop 20418 were looking for a way to create widespread and sustainable impact through a project leading to their Silver Award—the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn. This award prepares middle school aged Girl Scouts for a lifetime of caring about people in their community.. The girls of Troop 20418 planned to make their project big. They realized that to have a lasting impact, they needed an idea that went beyond their small troop of six girls. Their brainstorming led them to create the “Benefit Bash”, a party for friends that doubles as a vehicle for community service. With the motto “Having Fun, Doing Good,” the girls set out to develop the idea, host individual Benefit Bashes, then spread the word. Now, over a year into the process, Troop 20418 is rolling out the plan to the community encouraging other groups of kids to follow suit and host their own Benefit Bash. These girls first tested their concept with a party to benefit the Bit of Hope Ranch. Bit of Hope helps children find hope and healing through a relationship with a horse. At their “S’more Fun Fire Pit Party” they collected jeans and boots for Bit of Hope and had a s’more roast for the guests. The collection will help the campers who are there to bond with the horses but don’t have comfortable and safe clothes for riding. The girls spent less than $20 for supplies and collected over 30 pairs of jeans and gently used boots. One of the troop members, Abby Brooks, noticed that. “At our practice party, it didn’t seem like bringing a pair of jeans or two would make such a difference. But we ended up with such a big pile of donations that we learned how a Benefit Bash multiplies our giving.” Using social media, including their Instagram account (@troop20418), as well as speaking engagements at school and through youth organizations, they are sharing their vision of kids making positive change in their community. Their idea is simple. 1) Choose a charitable organization you want to impact; 2) Contact them to find out
their needs; 3) Host your bash and ask your guests for donations or plan a service project based on the needs of the organization as part of your party; 4) Spread the word by posting pictures with the hashtag #selfLessie. Annie Russell found that “Benefit Bashes have opened us up to see many needs in our own community and helped us learn how to make a difference to those in need.” In addition to helping Bit of Hope Ranch, the troop members have hosted parties to benefit a number of local organizations including The Boys and Girls Club, Cancer Services of Gaston County, S.O.C.K.S., the Kings Mountain Egg Hunt for the Visually Impaired, Girls on the Run and the Animal League of Gaston County. In return, the girls have learned the benefits of helping others. “When we walked into the Boys and Girls Club, I was overwhelmed by their appreciation,” said Sarah Jamison after her party. “We were greeted with signs and thank you notes. It was great.” Emmy Letts observed, “It’s amazing to see the people’s expressions when you bring in the donations. Cancer Services was completely out of soup in their pantry, and when we brought in the 500 cans we collected at our bash they were so thankful.” Her twin sister Lauren wants these parties to become a norm for teenagers. “Benefit Bashes have really make service fun and I hope they inspire others to do the same.” Youth organizations and individuals who would like to learn more about hosting a Benefit Bash can request a brochure or further information at Troop20418@gmail. com. If you would like to request a presentation for your group, please send an email request. For anyone hosting a Benefit Bash, the Troop asks you to post pictures to social media to inspire your friends and followers. The more kids that see peers helping others in this way, the more contagious it becomes. The girls hope to inspire many Benefit Bashes in Gaston County and beyond.
February is American Heart Month Cleveland County Emergency Medical Services gives healthy tips Almost half of all Americans have one if not more risk factors for heart disease, such as obesity, poor diet, physically inactive, or high blood pressure. Age is also a factor for increasing one’s risk. 1 in 4 deaths are attributed to heart disease in American men and women. Let’s face it, we love fast food, good restaurants and watching TV at night after work. The good news is that everyone, of all ages, can reduce their risks by making a few lifestyle changes. The American Heart
Association is calling on the younger generation to lend their voices. This year “American Heart Month 2017, Million Hearts® is calling on younger Americans to spread prevention messages. We believe young adults have the power to engage their parents in crucial conversations about heart disease prevention that can result in hearthealthy behavior changes.” (https://millionhearts.hhs. gov/news-media/events/ heart-month.html) Challenge your family to make healthier eating habits. Take that favorite family recipe and make a
few small changes to reduce calories and fat. Eat smaller portions, add fruits and vegetables and drink plenty of water throughout the day. Most Americans are dehydrated and don’t even realize it. Decrease trans fats, extra sugars, and find things with lower sodium. It’s also important to start physical activity. Even if you can only take a short walk to the mailbox and back, it’s better than being inactive all day. Take those baby steps to a better life. Be supportive of one another because very few of us like change and it’s easy to find comfort at the dinner
table. Go for a walk, develop a family friendly fitness competition or take an exercise class together. Let’s face the facts. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. But it can often be curtailed if healthier choices are made available and one takes time to manage personal health conditions. Schedule a physical, have your cholesterol levels and blood pressure checked because our families want us around and happy for many years to come.
KMMS cheerleaders love how the Patriots are playing in last week’s game at home. (Photos by Gary Smart)
Treazure Hopper shoots for Lady Patriots in last week’s home game with Lincolnton.
Kobe Paysour (11) puts up a short jumper in last week’s game with Lincolnton at KM Middle.
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NEW GARDEN AT SENIOR CENTER – Stephen Velky, Troop 92 Boy Scout, and his mother show off the new accessible garden that he built as an Eagle Scout project at the Patrick Senior Center. Photo by SHARON EAKER
GARDEN From Page 1A Young Velky, a senior at Cleveland Early College, went to work collecting donations along with some funds from
the Center and asked mentors to help and Dixon helped out with specifications for the project. Velky delivered the completed project built of mostly red cedar on Friday and set up the accessible garden at the Senior
Center. “The Senior Center is most appreciative of a job well done by this hard-working Eagle Scout,’’ said Eaker. She said a committee will be formed to plan this year’s spring garden planting.”
Stephen, son of Steve and Carol Velky, is a member of Troop 92 of Central United Methodist Church led by Scoutmaster David Estridge. “I loved the accessible garden as my Eagle project,’’ said Velky.
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bee. Ali’s ability to float like a butterfly came from years of strenuous workouts and punishment to become the greatest athlete of all time. Joy, laughter and celebration come at the end of a hard day’s work. Our greatest feelings of triumph come after a long period of work and struggle to finally realize an accomplishment or a success. Throughout life I have heard over and over that where there is no pain there is no gain. I remember my dad buying a small record player when I was a kid. He bought a dozen or so records to go with it. We wore those records out. Another day came when he bought a big stereo record player that was also worn out over the years. He would work in a coal mine all week but he and my mother and another couple would often sing for two to three hours on the front porch of our house. Two to three times a week they would sing in church. Mom and Dad worked tirelessly through-
out the week but at the end of the week they wanted to cut loose and sing and many churches gladly received them. Singing and dancing comes from the soul. There has to be an internal emotion that is within the heart that desires to leap out in joyful expression. In other words you have to want to do it and feel like doing it. I am not sure how many people today feel so good that they want to sing and dance and celebrate living. Too many no longer have even a faint hum or occasional shuffle. Many Americans no longer have a twinkle in their eyes. Many of us watch the news and we see a lot of unhappiness. We see a lot of rancor and critical, degrading talk on social media. There is too much unhappiness. A lot of unhappiness comes from the world of religion. Where did religious entities and many churches ever get the idea that good religion means an unhappy, joyless person? A lot of Middle Eastern religious groups are all about people being
glum and joyless. This is probably why some groups don’t want to hear much about Jesus who told funny stories and was the life of the party. A lot of America’s problems started on April 21st, 1964 when President Lyndon Johnson declared his war on poverty. He came to Martin County, Kentucky and sat on Tom Fletcher’s porch while the media captured the iconic picture that put a face on President Johnson’s war on poverty. I was in Inez that day, just a child and clueless as to what it was all about. President Johnson’s idea that federal dollars handed out to millions of people would solve America’s poverty problems sounded good to many but it has failed. Tom Fletcher never got out of poverty nor have forty percent of the people in Martin County especially since coalmining is now essentially over in the region. Waiting on a government check, food stamp allotment and government medical assistance does not bring much happiness to America’s fifty million
people living in poverty. Today the face of poverty can be found in any town in America and it’s still as bleak as it was in 1964. People must have work to do. A daily job, some work, a real paycheck, and a life to live gives meaning and from meaning is a feeling of purpose and happiness. When we feel good about ourselves we hum and sing a little, dance a little and celebrate a little. We have to get ourselves back to feeling better. It starts with our thinking followed by our deeds and that develops our lifestyles and our destinies. Please, let’s start now. Sow a good thought. Reap a good act. Sow a good act. Reap a happier lifestyle. Sow a good lifestyle. Reap a better destiny. We can change the direction of our nation but it begins with you and me and inside the head of every American.
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Such hearing shall be held on the above date and at the time indicated at 1013 N. Piedmont Ave., Kings Mountain, NC (Public Works, Conference Room) (Location of Hearing) You may be present at such hearing and give testimony and also you may ﬁle a written answer to the Complaint. This hearing is being conducted pursuant to N.C.G.S. 160A-443 and Kings Mountain Ordinance Sec. 4-156. This the 8th day of February, 2017.
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NORTH CAROLINA CLEVELAND COUNTY FILE NO. MC17-01-0002 NOTICE OF HEARING (AS TO FITNESS OF BUILDING FOR HUMAN HABITATION) TO: Property Owner(s) or parties of interest listed below: Marcia H. Barrino, Anzelle M. Hunter, Alexxandria Yvonne Huggins, School Workers Federal Credit Union, CC Tax Ofﬁce. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that the Director of Building Codes and Zoning Enforcement for the City of Kings Mountain, or his designated agent, shall conduct a hearing as to the ﬁtness of that building for Human Habitation, bearing the address of: 402 W PARKER ST (Parcel# 7259) Kings Mountain, North Carolina Cleveland County On the 2ND day of March,
2017, at 9:00 a.m. Such hearing shall be held on the above date and at the time indicated at 1013 N. Piedmont Ave., Kings Mountain, NC (Public W01-ks, Conference Room) (Location of Hearing) You may be present at such hearing and give testimony and also you may ﬁle a written answer to the Complaint. This hearing is being conducted pursuant to N.C.G.S. 160A-443 and Kings Mountain Ordinance Sec. 4-156.
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VOLLEYBALL TEAM – The Kings Mountain High School volleyball team won the conference championship for the second time in three years. Head Coach Heather Pasour was also named conference Coach of the Year. Mayor Scott Neisler presents certificates and city lapel pins to the players at the recent city council meeting. Photos by JAN HARRIS
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HONORED FOR SERVICE – Cristy Conner received an award for 15 years of service to the City of Kings Mountain, majority of that service with Mauney Memorial Library. She is currently the Events Coordinator for the city. Mayor Scott Neisler makes the presentation.
Life of Worship to celebrate Pastor’s 13th anniversary Life of Worship Ministries, 405 Cherokee Street behind Farmers Furniture, will celebrate the 13th anniversary of Pastor Ricky Beatty and First Lady Beatty on Feb. 18-19. Saturday’s service will at 4 p.m. and Sunday services will be at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and will
be on the theme,” Worship and His Presence.’’ Guest speakers will be Pastor Yvonne Hines of Mount Sinai Full Gospel Deliverance Center and Bishop and Lady McCullough of Friendship Christian Church. Everyone welcome.
‘Once Upon a Mattress’ Opens February 24 Kings Mountain High School Performing Arts Department will present “Once Upon a Mattress,’’ with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer, and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller and Marshall Barer. Show times are Friday and Saturday, February 24, 25, March 3 and 4 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, February 26 and March 5 at 2 p.m. at Barnes Auditorium on the campus of Kings Mountain High School. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 for senior citizens and Cleveland County Schools (CCS) Renaissance Silver Card Holders, and free for children 5 and under and CCS Renaissance Gold Card Holders. Tickets can be purchased at the box office prior to the show, in the front office of Kings Mountain High School beginning Wednesday, February 22, or by going to www.facebook. com/kmhstheatre. Written in 1958 as a short musical for a resort in the Poconos, “Once Upon a Mattress” is an adaptation of “The Princess and the Pea” by Hans Christian Andersen. The musical grew in popularity from its intended oneweek run to an Off-Broadway
opening in 1959. When it opened, it added a second act and starred Carol Burnette as Princess Winnifred the Woebegone. By turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, the show was produced for television in 1964 and 1972. In 2005, the most recent television adaptation aired, starring Carol Burnette, Tracy Ulman, Zooey Deschanel, and Matthew Morrison. Since 1964 “Once Upon A Mattress” has been among the top five most produced shows in the Rodgers and Hammerstein Theatricals catalogue and one of the top fifteen most produced musicals in the country. Directed by Heather Achter and Dan Treharne with music direction by Sarah Fulton and choreography by Lauren Gibson, the Kings Mountain High School production of “Once Upon a Mattress” is a proud participant in the Blumey Awards, sponsored by Wells Fargo, The Charlotte Observer, and The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. If you would like more information about “Once Upon A Mattress,” contact Dan Treharne at email@example.com or by calling 704-476-8330, ext. 3154.
On Thursday, February 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Activities Center at Cleveland Community College, Omar Yamini will present a program detailing what it was like to spend 15 years in prison as a young man. As part of his program, Yamini sets up a life-size prison cell and uses it to illustrate the realities of living in prison. His goal is to reach young people and show them that prison is not fun; it is not glamorous as television and movies often make it appear. When Yamini was 12 years old his parents
moved the family from the south side of Chicago to the first suburb south of Chicago. He grew up with two parents and five siblings, three of whom are now college graduates. His younger brother serves as a sergeant in the United States Air Force, and his other brother became a nine-time All-American in track and football and went on to play in the NFL. Despite growing up in a positive environment and being raised by parents who “did their job the right way,” Yamini took a different path and went to prison at age 20. The experience was so demoralizing and affected him so deeply that he wrote a book about it, and founded an organization called The
Proper Perception, LLC in 2012. In 2014, Yamini earned his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He now works to keep other young people out of prison. Earlier in the day Yamini will talk with students in Cleveland County Schools System. The evening presentation at CCC is free, and the community is invited. Along with CCC’s Student Government Association and Minority Male Mentoring program, Yamini’s visit to Cleveland County is sponsored by Changers Church, Communities in Schools, and Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.
Tozour to lead Emmanuel Revival Evangelist Rev. Rick Tozour will lead Mid-Winter revival services February 19-24 at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 102 Canterbury Road, in Kings Mountain. Sunday services are at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
and 7 p.m. during the week. Tozour and his family have been traveling in evangelism since June 1994. He has a real passion for preaching and a strong desire to see revival in local churches, according to Emmanuel Baptist Assistant
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Kings Mountain Middle School 7th & 8th grade Honor Roll Kings Mountain Middle School has announced the honor roll for 7th and 8th graders for the second nine weeks grading period. A HONOR ROLL 8TH GRADE Alyssa Marie Adams, Hanna Joy Allen, Austin Gene Brown, Mariyah Alexis Brown, Nicholas Glenn Burrows, Samara Jennise Caldwell, Daniel Hogan Carley, C ristopher Pablo Fernandez Cary, Kyann Raveion Crocker, Hannah Elizabeth Crouse, Tiynasia Angel Dawson, Clarece Elizabeth Guy, Ansley Kate Habel, Lauren Elizabeth Hullender, Andrew Louis Mannino, Aiden Charles Meisenhelter, Donald Lee Page, Emily Poeng, Devin James Pressley, Addison Riley Smith, and Aleczandria Grace Stinnett. A/B HONOR ROLL 8th GRADE Destiny Zakiya Adams, Matthew Dylan Allen, Matthew Christopher Arsenault, Madison Elizabeth Ayscue, Jacob Lamar Barlow, Kennedy Miyonna Barnes, Brooklyn Somer Bell, Robert Lee Bennix, Jaxson Kade Bolin, Logan Claire Boone, Calen Robert Buchanan, Carson Timothy Buchanan, Maggie Grace Buchanan, Teresa Brooke Callahan, Chance Amari-Evans Cannon, Rylie Nicole Carroll, Cameron Blake Cordle, Emily Anne Costner, Alyecce Marie Davidson, Breanna Star Davis, Katherine Ann Davis, Charles Hunter Deaver, Ward William Dellinger, Haylee Ann Dockery, Christian Allen Drake, Christopher Michael Earney, Zoey Elizabeth Fisher, Sharon Cristina Deras-Flores, Joshua Bradley Fowler, Lacey Camille Friday, Saline Marie Fuzie, Brent Lee Gipson, Emma Rosetta Goff, Samuel Quentin Goins, Connor Heath Goodson, Olivia Sara Green, Audrey Elizabeth Grier, Toni Lorraine Gunderson, Dalton Chandler Gunter, Haley Reanna Hall, Cole Dixon Hambright, Jonathan Adrian Hamrick, Ethan James Harrell, Sydnie Chance Hay, Ashley Cheyenne Helms, Abigail Grace Henson, Emma Caroline Herndon, Treazure Kalise Hopper, Rachel Hope Johnson, Caleb Thomas Johnston, , Breanne Nicole Jones, Jack Nickolas Lanier, Tucker Scott Leatherman, Robert Lipscomb, Diahmond Unique Littlejohn, Tanner Joseph Lockhart, Carmyn Michelle Mack, Katherine Elizabeth Martin,
Mckenzie Lynn McCurry, Kensley Marie McNeely, Cassidy Mae Meisenhelter, Dillon Aaron Messenger, Calem Isaiah Messick, Arianna Sharice Miller, Drake Matthew Morrow, Olivia Faye Moss, Eric Ngaopraseut, Marcus Leon Odums, Jordan Elizabeth Parker, Logan Graham Patrick, Kylee Lane Patterson, Brandon Luke Paulson, Bailey Elaine Payne, Daniel Christopher Payne, Kobe Bryant Paysour, Soulivanh Darren Phaengkamhak, Riddick Jared Phonephet, Oswaldo Jared Deras Ponce, Shyana Katera Portee, Savannah Lindsey Poston, Sara Anne Putnam, Jenna Elizabeth Ramsey, Charles Griffin Reed, Kayla Marie Rohan, Kennedy Piper Ross, Christopher Welch Ruffalo, Adrianna Carilena Salter, Denisse Moreno Sanchez, Brittney Michelle Short, Ryne Michael Smith, Shaelin Amonie Smith, Kimberly Jane Stacey, Jordan Danielle Stacks, Alyssa JanaeAiree Stinnett, Rebecca Alicia Trahan, Clinton Rhea Turner, Trevor Alan Walker, Lana Marie Welborn, Emma Grace White, Dagan Michael Whittaker, Dagan Michael Whittaker, Ashanti Shaynce Whittenburg, Brandon Lemarr Williams, India Makayla Shynn Williams, Walter Douglass Williams, Zayeer Jasim Williams, Aiyona Delani Willover, James Thomas Wilson, Katura Zihara Wilson, Wyatt Logan Wilson, Nathaniel Cole Winebargr, Devan Bryce Worley, Austin James Wylie and Annalisa Ixchel Yanero. 7th GRADE A HONOR ROLL Angel Aguado, David Aleman, Marlee Rose Arnold, Zachery James Baynard, Michelle Natalie Bedoya, Kaylee Lynn Boatman, Baylee Ellen Briggs, Kalin Rebekah, Brooks, Jathan Bradley Callahan, Tyler Ray Clack, Lily Caroline Gold, Rileah Jade Graham, Cheyenne Marie Huffman, Ethan Cole Humphries, Jacie Imagen Jarvis, BreAnn Meylin Jenkins, Nathanael Justis Leclercq, Madeline Grace Nolen, Joshua Alexander O’Dell, Sally Kathryn Ozmore, Avery Nicole Philbeck, Karissa Eliza Poteet, Cooper Mark Putnam, Aydin Scott Roper, Jessica Dircio Silva, Ryan Sukha Siphanthone, Ashley Summer Smith, Tyler Jason Smith, Isaiah Maurice Tate, Noah Brayden Wilson and Ashlyn Holly Wood. 7th GRADE A/B
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All Good Things . . . Surely you can all complete this old adage. “All good things must come to an end.” I have watched JAMES this old LOCHRIDGE, JR. saying be 29G, Kamay, Noord, Aruba fleshed out in real time in my life over and over again. Perhaps you can say, “Amen.” It would be nice, or so we tend to think, if the good stuff could just go on and on. That’s usually because when the good stuff comes to an end, we figure it’s time for the bad stuff to show up. It has to rain on our parade sometime. Right? Well that is one way to look at it, but perhaps not the only way. Let me suggest to you today, dear reader, that sometimes, the good stuff has to come to an end to make room for more good stuff. Just because the Lord closes a door doesn’t mean that He doesn’t have another door ready to open for us to walk through. Many of you have been following our saga for the last few years as we have planned for and prepared for our move in retirement to Aruba (aka paradise). If you have followed us on Facebook, you may also know that our permission from the Aruban Immigration Authorities (DIMAS) to live here year round has been denied. Therefore, we will be heading back to the USA on March 4 to look for a place to live and to continue to serve the Lord in our golden years. We have
some thoughts on that, some places to start looking, but more than anything else we are praying that the Lord will reveal that next open door to us. And we have faith that He will. Meanwhile, we have been looking over the past 2+ years. I can’t predict the future, but another old secular proverb is, “Hind-sight is 20/20.” Like most old sayings, they don’t always seem to be 100 percent accurate. Sometimes I see why things went the way they did and sometimes I don’t. Sometimes I come to understand why we had to go through what we had to go through and sometimes I remain befuddled. And again, I can imagine that most of you know exactly what I am talking about. But I guess understanding the past is just as much a part of FAITH as waiting on the future to unfold. We simply have to trust the Lord to have everything under control. I know; a little hard to practice at times even when we know it to be true. But as I look back this morning from my office at Good News Baptist Church in Aruba, I can see that all has not been in vain. That reminds me of the verse in 1 Corinthians 15:58: “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” Over the last 2+ years, our faith has been tested and tried. But at the same time, our faith has been strengthened and our prayer life enriched. We have had numerous opportunities to testify to the bless-
ings of walking in obedience to the Lord. It is our constant prayer that others have been influenced for good as they have watched this process unfold. Good News Baptist Church has seen that it is time to quit marking time with short term interims (for which we have all been grateful) and that they must look now for pastoral leadership from within Aruba. We ask that you keep them in prayer as this next step for them plays out. We believe God will provide that pastor and that this church will continue to bring the Light of the world into sin’s darkness. We have made many more life-long friends; indeed members of God’s forever family. Though we cannot stay year-round, we can come back as tourists from time to time and know that it will feel like home. Some have already expressed deep gratitude for the teaching and examples Belinda and I have been privileged to share during our time with the church. We have planted innumerable seeds as we have shared with tourists on the beach and in the community. Only God and time will perhaps unveil the outcome of our time spent in Aruba, but we know that we have walked in obedience to His will, His plan has unfolded as He meant it to, and the new chapter of our lives is awaiting. God is always good, always on time, and always in control. Think we will just keep on trusting Him. And we invite you to join us. It’s our choice. It’s your choice. Selah! Think about it!
Will President Trump remember Washington on Presidents’ Day? By DG MARTIN
Will President Donald Trump remember George Washington when we celebrate Presidents’ Day next week? Here is some help for him with thoughts from a column I wrote earlier. When I was growing up, February 22, Washington’s Birthday, was a major holiday. Its replacement, Presidents’ Day, just does not have the same personal connection. There are no longer cherry pies or axes to help us remember the legends of his honesty and character. Washington's name is still everywhere. In a general way, we remember that he was great. Our nation's capital is named after him. His face is on dollar bills and quarters. He has been made an important character in the Broadway production, “Hamilton.” Like some people's God, Washington is worshiped in an institutional way, but is not known very well. That is a shame. His leadership skills, military successes, common sense, wisdom, and willingness to sacrifice merit our admiration. This country's government works thanks to his management of the Constitutional Convention. His even-handed administration bound this country together in its first days. He was a genuine hero. George Washington's many successes are important to remember. We should be grateful for them. They should inspire us to higher standards of service to
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our country. But I am not thinking so much of those successes today. More important to me now are his failures and disappointments. There were many. In romance. In his military service. In politics. Miss Betsy Fauntleroy rejected him twice. She was not the only one who broke Washington's heart. He also fell in love with Sally Fairfax, the wife of his friend, and he suffered because she could only be a good friend. He began his military career in embarrassment. In the frontier country claimed by both the French and the British before the French and Indian War, Washington was put in charge of a force of British Colonials. He had a fort built to defend his troops -- in a creek bottom surrounded on three sides by higher ground. It was a stupid mistake. Soon the French had him surrounded. He surrendered after a short siege, and was tricked into signing a confession that his forces had "assassinated" a French officer who had been killed in an earlier skirmish. When this became known, he was demoted and lost his command. In politics, he started out as a poor public speaker and never got much better. His first election to the Virginia House of Burgesses in 1758 came only after he treated voters to rum, wine, brandy, beer, and "cider royal." Why think about these failures and disappointments? Why
not focus on Washington's accomplishments? Why? Because Washington's successes were built on the foundations of these disappointments and failures. The lesson of his life should not be that he was a perfect person who never failed at anything. All of us, Washington included, have terrible disappointments in romance, in our work, and in our attempts to lead others and persuade them to do the right thing. What made Washington special was his strength in getting past those tough times. His broken heart in romance did not stop him from finding a happy marriage to Martha. His early military reverses did not prevent him from becoming a great general. He worked around his political deficiencies and became our country’s most successful political leader. What we should remember about George Washington is that he overcame his disappointments. So, the next time somebody breaks your heart, or you make a bad mistake in your career, or you have problems persuading people to do the right thing, or when there is some other roadblock in your path, just remember, it happened to George Washington, too. So, President Trump, think about Washington these next few days and learn from him. And don’t forget that cherry tree story.
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