KMHerald 12-21-22

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KM City Council meeting schedule for 2023

The regular schedule for monthly meetings of the City Council for the City of Kings Mountain is adopted at the December regular meeting each year. The meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. and are held in Council Chambers at City Hall.

The schedule for 2023 is as follows: • January 31 • February 28 • March 28 • April 25 • May 30 • June 27 • July 25 • August 29 • September 26 • October 31 • November 28 • December 12

The agenda package for each meeting, in its en-

tirety, is available at https:// www.cityofkm.com/159/ City-Council the Friday afternoon prior to the meeting. Regular meetings are live streamed each month and may be found on the “City Council” page on the City’s website at www.cityofkm.com.

Citizens may address Council during the appropriate times, as defined on the agenda. Signup sheets are available on the table located in the lobby for those who wish to speak. The City of Kings Mountain would like to ensure that people with disabilities can access its meetings, programs, and activities. Should you require assistance to participate in a meeting of the City of Kings Mountain City Council, contact the City Clerk at least 5 business days before the event.

City schedule for the holidays

City Offices will be closed Friday, December 23 and Monday, December 26 in

Wreaths Across America Day

On December 17, at noon, Colonel Frederick Hambright DAR Chapter, along with GFWC Kings Mountain Woman’s Club and Shelby Civil Air Patrol Composite Squadron honored veterans interred at Mountain Rest Cemetery.

Over 1,300 veterans now reside at the cemetery, and nearly 800 of them had wreaths placed during the ceremony.

After the posting of colors by Shelby Civil Air Patrol Composite Squadron, NCSDAR State Recording Secretary and Colonel Frederick Hambright Chapter WAA Committee Chair Renee Bost introduced

See WREATHS, Page 4A

Employees and patrons of Catawba Two Kings Casino in Kings Mountain and casino consultant Delaware North have donated more than $6,000 worth of toys – 1,437 toys in all – to the regional Toys for Tots campaign to provide holiday toys to deserving children in York and Cleveland counties.

This is the second consecutive year that the casino and Delaware North have coordinated the Toys for Tots drive at the casino. Jennifer Elberson, director of marketing for the casino, oversaw the promotion of the drive with donation boxes placed at the casino.

The donation was coordinated with regional representatives of Toys for Tots and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, which operates the program nationwide.

“On behalf of Catawba Two Kings Casino, I want to

thank our patrons, employees and Delaware North for helping make this a very successful second year of contributing to Toys for Tots,” said Kathy George, president of the Catawba Nation Gaming Authority. “These toys are going to help many children in Cleveland and York counties have a wonderful holiday who otherwise might not have.”

“Delaware North has supported the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots campaign at some other casinos we operate across the country, so we were excited to be able to join the Catawba Two Kings Casino employees and the Catawba Nation Gaming Authority in this effort,” said Chuck Kilroy, lead consultant for Delaware North.

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Mountain Rest Cemetery will shine bright with luminaries for Christmas on Friday, December 23 until Sunday, December 25. City of Kings Mountain invites everyone to drive through the cemetery to enjoy the luminaries. The King Street Gate will be open until 11 p.m. each night to allow you to drive thru and enjoy. Photo by City of KM City of Kings Mountain held the official ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of Streetscape, Phase 2A. City Manager Marilyn Sellers cut the ribbon as city council members, city employees, local merchants, contractors, and citizens looked on. Photo by Christy Conner observance of the Christmas Holiday. Garbage collection for week of December 26 will be delayed one day. The following week, City Offices will be closed Monday, January 2, 2023, in observance of the New Year Holiday. Garbage collection will also be delayed one day. All branches of the service, along with POW/MIAs were honored at Wreaths Across America at Mountain Rest Cemetery on December 17. Photos Loretta Cozart
Casino, patrons, and partners donate 1,500 toys to local children
Catawba Two Kings Casino’s presentation of toys collected for Toys for Tots, a program operated nationwide by the U.S, Marine Corps Reserve. Pictured L-R: Front to Back: Kathy George, president of the Catawba Nation Gaming Authority; Marine Sergeant Linda Scott; Trent Troxel, vice-president of the Catawba Nation Gaming Authority; Erik Palmer, finance consultant with Delaware North; Associate Marine Jeff Tanguay, who oversees the regional campaign for York County; Jennifer Elberson, director of marketing for the casino; Marine Sergeant Major Tommy Ayers; Marine Sergeant Ed Egan; Dr. Jimmy Magar, who leads the Cleveland County Toys for Tots campaign; and Marine Sergeant Scott Smith. Photo by Delaware North Honoring Veterans

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Connie Bennett Ledford, 87, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on December 15, 2022 at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill, SC.

She was born in Cleveland County, NC, daughter of the late Grady Otto and Evelyn Martin Bennett and was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 59 years, Carol T. Ledford.

Connie was also preceded in death by her brother, Stonewall Jackson Bennett and a grandson, Paul T. Ledford.

She and her husband were the owners and operators of Kings Mountain Printing for many years.

Connie was a graduate of Kings Mountain High School. She was a former member of Mary’s Grove United Methodist Church and a longtime member of Boyce Memorial ARP Church. Connie was a very artistic person who enjoyed painting and quilting. She was an avid sports fan and an accomplished golfer who loved accompanying her husband during his golf outings.

Connie was a wonderful and loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother who enjoyed spending every moment she could with her family. Her kindness, love, and guidance will continue to inspire her family and loved ones throughout their lifetime.

She is survived by her children: Scott Ledford and wife Angie, Rock Hill, SC, Barry T. Ledford and wife Tina, Kings Mountain, NC, and Karen Roberts and husband Craig, Topsail Beach, NC; sister: Gay Bennett Shockley, Gastonia, NC; grandchildren: Lauren Barnes (David), Katie Rodriguez (Jake), Nathan Ledford, Colton Roberts (Jordan), Mackenzie Roberts, and Sheldon Roberts; great-grandchildren: Graves Barnes, Mary Grace Barnes, and Lydia Rodriguez; sister-in-law: Pat Champion; aunt: Billie Martin and several nieces.

Funeral service will be held on Sunday, December 18, 2022 at 2:00 PM at Boyce Memorial ARP Church with Reverend Dr. Rob Patrick officiating.

Visitation will be on Sunday, December 18, 2022 from 1:15 PM to 1:50 PM prior to the service in the Ladies Parlor at the church

Interment will be in Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, NC.

Memorials may be made in Connie’s memory to Boyce Memorial ARP Church at 111 Edgemont Drive, Kings Mountain, NC 28086.

Guest register is available at: www.harrisfunerals.com.

Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.

James Barry Ware

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – James Barry Ware, 71, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on December 06, 2022 at his home after a brief battle with CNS Lymphoma. Jim was born in Cleveland County, NC, son of the late James Woodrow and Gertrude Allen Ware. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BSBA and worked in the banking and savings and loan industry before being self-employed in real estate.

He is survived by his wife: Mary Lou Harper Ware; children: Allen Ware and wife Amanda, and Meredith Earls and husband Trent; grandchildren: Harper, Holden, Hudson, and Hunter Ware and Sawyer Earls.

Celebration Of Life Service was held on Friday, December 9, 2022 at 2:00 PM at Central United Methodist Church at 113 South Piedmont Avenure, where Jim was a member. Pastor Bruce Gwyn officiated.

The family received friends following the service at the Church.

Private family Interment was held at Mountain Rest Cemetery

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church or Hospice of Cleveland County.

Guest register is available at: www.harrisfunerals.com.

Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services , Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.

Scott Blackwood

KINGS MOUNTAIN: Scott Blackwood, 60, died Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at his home.

Born in Gaston County, he was the son of the late Harold Buddy Blackwood and Blanche Waldrup Blackwood.

Scott owned and operated Blackwood’s in Kings Mountain since 2006 and was a community leader. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who always enjoyed playing Santa Claus. He had an infectious smile and laugh. He had a love for Pink Floyd and horror movies.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Amber Blackwood; sister, Pat Blackwood; and brother, Mike Blackwood.

He is survived by his daughters, Samantha Tate and her partner Louiz Nascimento of Myrtle Beach and Cati Tate of Kings Mountain; grandchildren, Gabriel Crotts, Sofie Crotts, Aurora, Alex and Dylan Nascimento; nephews, Alex Blackwood, Chris Blackwood and Brian Parris; niece, Holly Hudson; and cousin, Johnny Warrick.

The family received friends 4:00PM-6:00PM, on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home in Kings Mountain.

Aquamation services are entrusted to Clay-Barnette Funeral & Aquamation in Kings Mountain.

Online condolences: www.claybarnette.com

■ POLICE

ARRESTS

DEC. 7: Travis Justin Fasnacht, 42, Lake Lure, common law robbery. Felony: communicating threats, $100,000 bond, secured.

DEC. 9: Patricia Irene Walker, 397 Seattle Street, resist public officer, disorderly conduct, criminal summons.

DEC. 10: Mathew Coleman, 34, 101 Marigold Street 3, assault on female, no bond.

DEC. 11: Donna Renee Robinson, 58, Mocksville, larceny of motor vehicle, felony; possession of stolen vehicle, felony; $25,000 bond.

DEC. 13: Dewayne Neil Hutto, 57, 1505 Shelby Road, assault on female, communicating threats, no bond.

INCIDENTS

DEC. 10; Jones & Sons Enterprises, 416 Dixon School Road, reported theft of seven truck tarps valued at $2,345.

DEC. 12: City of Kings Mountain, 101 W. Gold Street, reported $300 dam-

age to two street signs, one stop sign and one signpost.

DEC. 12: Storage Depot, 715 York Road, reported $7,000 damage to a cinder block column.

DEC. 12: A resident of Belvedere Circle reported a break-in and over $1,200 damage to properties.

DEC. 12: A resident of Cabaniss Road reported a break-in and theft and damages over $7,000.

DEC. 12: A resident of Cleveland Avenue reported a suspect forged a check electronically and mobile deposited it into a bank account.

DEC. 12: A resident of Somerset Drive reported theft of a .22 caliber handgun, Glock, valued at $400.

DEC. 14: A resident of Charles Street Apartments reported someone broke a window and took a dining room chair.

WRECKS

DEC. 7: Officer Carpenter said Richard Lee Easler, 111 Chadwick Drive, operating a 2007 Nissan, struck a 2017 Honda operated by Michele Byers, 147 Dixon

School Road. The accident happened on NC 216 North. Property damage was estimated at $2,500.

DEC. 7; Officer Childers cited Joshua Charles Burris, 115 Mirada Lane 2, with no operator’s license and failure to reduce speed after the 2009 Honda he was driving rearended a 2014 Chrysler operated by Caleb Mills, 304 Somerset Drive. The accident happened at N. City Street and NC 216.Property damage was estimated at $2,000.

CITATIONS

DEC. 11: Jody Daren Carr, 42, 500 Phenix street, expired tag, altered tag, revoked license.

DEC. 11: Jessica Nicole Ashe, 35, 410 Clinton Drive, revoked license, fictitious plate.

DEC. 12: April Mae Demmerie, 123 Yarbro Road, expired tag.

DEC. 12: Joseph Alan Weaver, 48, 118 Tibor Drive, speeding.

On October 10, at around 2:40 a.m., a resident located at 2120 Tryon Courthouse Road, near Bessemer City, NC called Gaston County Communications advising an unknown suspect(s) had shot into their house. Police responded to the residence and began investigation. There were several people in the house, but no one was injured. After an exhaustive investigation, County Police Detectives have identified the suspect as Dectorious Quentail Alexander, 31, 803 Bethlehem Road, in Kings Mountain.

an Occupied Dwelling and one count of Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. He was arrested on December 12, by the United States Marshalls Service Carolina Regional Fugitive Task Force in Hickory, NC. Alexander is currently incarcerated at the Gaston County Jail under a $60,000 secured bond awaiting trial. This is an on-going investigation. The Gaston County Police encourages anyone with information related to this case to contact Detective M. Rheinson at 704-866-3320 or Crimestoppers at 704-8618000.

On December 14, agents from the Gaston County Police Departments Special Investigations Unit and Belmont Police Department served an arrest warrant on Kirby Faulkner of 409 Stowe Rd Belmont.

During the investigation, Officers obtained a search warrant for the premises and located 2 pounds of Cocaine, approximately 2 pounds of Marijuana, and 3 firearms.

On November 30, between 12:30 a.m. and 6:15 a.m., three unknown male suspects broke into Nugget Powersports off York Highway in Gastonia. The suspects stole 12 dirt bikes and 5 four wheelers from the business. They left and returned to the business three times. A U-Haul box truck, believed to be stolen, was used to transport the stolen dirt bikes and four wheelers.

The suspects were wearing hooded jackets, face masks and gloves. One dirt bike and one four-wheeler were left behind at the scene due to being damaged while removing them from the building. The U-Haul truck

was also left at the scene. A white or champagne colored Cadillac SUV was seen in the area and is also believed to be involved in this crime.

The suspects used a metal pole to knock out multiple outside lights on the business’ property and two exterior cameras to conceal their identity. The lock on the gate of the fence at the back of the business was cut off to make entry to the secured area of the business. This is a list of the dirt bikes and four wheelers stolen from the business:

· Black RFZ DB36 250cc Dirt Bike

· White RFZ Thunder

Mr. Faulkner received a hold pending his first appearance court proceeding. Mr. Faulkner was charged with three counts of possession of firearm by felon, two counts of trafficking Cocaine, felony Possession of Marijuana, and manufacture Marijuana.

Anyone with information on this arrest can contact Sergeant Waldrop at 704-8663320.

■ OBITUARIES
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Connie Bennett Ledford Alexander has been charged with one count of Discharging a Firearm into
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Heating assistance for qualified families

Cleveland County Department of Social Services is now taking applications from individuals who need financial assistance with paying their heating bills.

Each eligible household may receive up to a maximum of $600 per year for heating and cooling assistance combined.

This is a federally-funded program and the total amount that Cleveland County received for heating and cooling assistance this year was $547,000. Of this total funding, $264,000 was paid to 1,342 households for cooling assistance this past summer. That deduction leaves a remaining balance of $283,000 in the County’s emergency fund to pay for heating bills this winter.

To be eligible to receive financial assistance with heating, a household must:

• Be located in Cleveland County

• Have at least one U.S. citizen or non-citizen who meets the eligibility criteria

• Have income equal to or less than 150% of the

federal poverty limit

For example:

• For a household of one, an income of $18,732 or less

• For a family of four, an income of $38,628 or less

• Have a health-related issue that might be made worse without heat

• Have a utility bill that shows how much is owed to the utility company

• Be responsible for their heating cost

Each household is individually evaluated, and if determined eligible for assistance, payments are made directly to the household’s utility company. Each household can receive a maximum of $600 per year in heating and cooling financial assistance. For example, if a household received $200 for cooling assistance this summer, they would be eligible to receive up to $400 more for heating assistance this winter.

This program provides a total payment to the utility company on behalf of the person who has applied and

determined to meet eligibility requirements. However, many utility bills bundle electric or heating with water, sewage and/or trash. This program provides financial assistance for the portion of the bill that covers heating. The purpose of this program is to resolve the financial crisis caused by the heating bill. If the total utility bill has fees associated with other utilities (trash, water, sewer), that portion of the bill must be paid before the applicant can receive financial assistance for heating, or else the crisis that the household is facing will not be resolved.

Last year, Cleveland County provided heating and cooling assistance to 2,775 applicants for a total of $588,000.

For more information on the program and eligibility, visit www.ncdhhs.gov/ assistance/low-income-services/crisis-intervention. You also can call Cleveland County’s Department of Social Services at (704)

KM Rotary Club Christmas program

Celebrate Shelter Pets at Cleveland County Animal Services at 1601 Airport Road, Shelby, by giving a shelter dog or cat a forever home this holiday season. Adoption hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and adoption fees are waived through December 31. The shelter is closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

The mission of the Cleveland County Animal Services Department is to protect the health and safety

of our residents; promote humane care and prevent cruel treatment of animals; and work to reduce the number of stray and homeless animals in our county.

Their vision is to end homelessness of companion animals, where none will suffer neglect or abuse, while being a fiscally responsible organization, and preserving the safety, security, and welfare of our residents.

Cleveland County Animal Services strives to

make the adoption process as seamless as possible. Our priority is making the best possible matches to find forever homes for shelter pets.

To view available dogs, visit https://www.clevelandcountypets.org/dog-adoptions. To view available cats, visit https://www.clevelandcountypets.org/cat-adoptions.

For more information, call Cleveland County Animal Services during regular hours at (704) 481-9884.

Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of four free at-home tests from USPS.com. The program had been paused but was resumed due to increases in COVID numbers.

Having test kits available at home makes testing easier when you need it and helps avoid having to purchase kits if you get sick.

Here’s what you need to know about your order:

• Limit of one order per

residential address

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• Orders will ship free starting the week of December 19, 2022 Before you throw out old test kits, check online at FDA.gov to see if they have expired. In some cases, expiration dates have been extended.

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Kings Mountain Rotary Club held a special Christmas Luncheon for their December 15 meeting on Thursday at the Patrick Senior Center. Johnathan Bundon, Worship Pastor at First Baptist Church in Kings Mountain lead the club members in a few Christmas carols, including Joy to the World and a harmonica solo from Silent Night. Pastor Chip Sloan of First Baptist Church brought the guest speaker, David Irish, who gave his backstory on how he came to Rotary. If you are interested in joining the Rotary Club, join them at the Patrick Senior Center on Thursdays at noon. Pastor Chip Sloan (left), along with David Irish (center) and Jonathan Bundon (right) participated in the Christmas program at Kings Mountain Rotary Club. Photo by Amanda Justice First Presbyterian Church of Kings Mountain invites the community to join them for a special Candlelight Service at 9 p.m. on December 24 at 111 East King Street.
Shelter pets need forever families Lucky the cat, and PJ the dog are two sweeties looking for new families.
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Christmas decorations in KM

As we celebrate the last few days of Advent, let’s take a moment to appreciate all the ways in which Kings Mountain residents celebrate Christmas. As individual as those who decorate, all appreciate this holiday in their own way. Special thanks to all who shared photos of their special holiday decorations.

WREATHS

From Page 1A

Mayor

Eight wreaths honored members of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Merchants Marine, Space Force, and POW/MIA.

At the conclusion of the program, TAPS was played

wreaths were placed in the Veteran’s section of the cemetery.

Grave specific wreaths were placed next, and the remaining wreaths were placed across the cemetery to as many veteran’s graves as would allow.

“The goal for next year is to place a wreath on every veteran’s grave at Mountain

munity to start planning for next year now and sponsor a wreath today. Every wreath ordered by January 15 will be matched and allows us to honor more veterans in 2023.”

Wreaths for 2023 may be purchased online at wreathsacrossamerica.org/ NC0200P.

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‘… an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”

Matthew 1:20-21

Life is full of unexpected circumstances.

Joseph had planned everything out and all was in place for him to marry his soonto-be-bride, Mary. But then the unexpected happened… we all know this story. Can you imagine what must have gone through Joseph’s mind once he got the news about Mary before the angel of the LORD came to him in a dream? I am sure he experienced betrayal, anger, heartache, and tur-

moil. Thanks be to God, everything changed for Joseph when God entered his life in a dream. The words of God that came through an angel comforted and changed his life forever. He along with Mary would be the earthly parents responsible for Jesus, the Savior of the world! When God came into His life, he was transformed.

Here’s the truth for all of us, God entered the world a couple thousand years ago as a baby, Jesus! The world has never been the same, people are now able to know God personally, experience God in similar ways as Joseph did

in his dream, and be transformed and saved from sin in Jesus Christ. There is so much beauty and love in the Christmas story, and it is wonderful to be able to celebrate the birth of Jesus every year.

However, the birth of Jesus is to be celebrated and lived everyday. Jesus brought the joy of God to the world when he came, and if you live for him, you too can have joy!

“and those the Lord has rescued will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sigh-

ing will flee away.”

Isaiah 35:10 NIV

Everlasting joy is what we carry with us through all the ups and downs of life. We may not always be happy in this life, but we can live in the joy that comes from being changed and transformed by the One that has created us and sets us free from sin!

May we celebrate the Savior and King that came as a baby boy so many years ago and live our lives in the everlasting joy that comes only through Jesus!

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Kings Mountain Area Church Directory

St. Paul United Methodist Church N. Cansler Street 704-739-1256

Sunrise Baptist Church 208 Mail Road 704-692-3007

Temple Baptist Church 612 N. Cansler Street 704-739-4716

The Favor Center Church 602 Slater Street

True Gospel Holiness Church 1608 Shelby Road 704-739-6764

First Wesleyan

505 N. Piedmont Ave. • Kings Mountain, NC

Love Valley Baptist Church 2032 Bethlehem Road 704-730-0075

Macedonia Baptist Church 1101 S. Battleground Ave. 704-739-6811

Midview Baptist Church 703 Margrace Road 704-739-6711

Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church 220 N. Watterson Street 704-739-8354

Mountain View Agape Church 506 Sparrow Springs Road 704-739-0160

Mt. Zion Baptist Church 220 N. Watterson Street 704-739-8354

New Beginnings Church of Jesus Christ 541 Crocker Road 704-730-9507

New Bynum Chapel AME

Zion Church N. Cansler Street 704-739-2606

New Camp Creek Baptist Church 863 New Camp Creek Ch. Road 704-487-7128

New Life Family Worship Center 428 Oak Grove Road 704-739-9371

Oak Grove Baptist Church 1022 Oak Grove Road 704-739-4833

Oak View Baptist Church 1517 York Road 704-739-7831

Pathway Baptist Church 3100 Parkdale Circle 704-734-0852

Patterson Grove Baptist Church 301 Oak Grove Road 704-739-5826

Penley’s Chapel Church 1805 N Piedmont Ave 704-524-4139

Peoples Baptist Church 1010 Groves Street 704-739-0398

Progressive Church of Our Lord 1001 Cleveland Avenue 704-734-1070

Resurrection Lutheran Church 600 Crescent Circle 704-739-5580

Royal Praise Ministries 2055 Shelby Rd.

Saint Matthew’s Lutheran Church 201 N. Piedmont Avenue 704-739-7466

Second Baptist Church 120 Linwood Road 704-739-4216

Shady Grove Baptist Church 339 Shady Grove Road 704-739-8920

Unity AME Zion Church 948 Unity Church Road 704-228-0328

Vestibule AME Zion Church 2175 Vestibule Church Road 704-739-7961

Westover Baptist Church 114 Westover Drive

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

Arise Church 830 E. King St.

Bethlehem Baptist Church 1017 Bethlehem Road 704-739-7487

Boyce Memorial ARP Church Edgemont Drive 704-739-4917

Calvary Way Holiness Church 1017 Second Street

Pastor Clifton Morgan Carson Memorial Baptist Church 262 Sparrow Springs Road 704-739-2247

Central United Methodist Church 113 S. Piedmont Avenue 704-739-2471

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

Christ The King Catholic Church 714 Stone Street 704-487-7697

Concord United Methodist Church 2404 Tryon Courthouse Rd. Bessemer City, NC 704-629-3571

Cornerstone Church Of God 202 Margrace Road 704-739-3773

Cornerstone Independent Baptist 107 Range Road 704-737-0477

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An evening with Santa at the library

On Monday, December 12 at 6 p.m., children, and their families enjoyed to an evening with Santa at the library. Decorated for the holidays, Mauney Memorial Library was filled with holiday cheer, along with the sounds of laughter from the children and a “Ho, Ho, Ho,” from Santa himself.

After reading a story to the children, Santa had a Christmas question and answer session. Then he visited with each child to hear their special Christmas wishes.

January library news

Mauney Memorial Library has the following events scheduled during January. The library will be closed Monday December 23 through 26 for Christmas, and December 31 through January 2 for the New Year observance.

Technology Assistance Make an appointment , 704-739-2371.

Zoom Storytime with

Miss Anne (Preschoolers) - Tuesday, January 3, 10:30-11 a.m.

Register: www.mauneylibrary.org event calendar. Event URL will be sent via registration email. Follow along with stories and songs from the comfort of your home.

Library Storytime in Person (Preschoolers) - Starts Tuesdays, January 10, and Thursdays 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Mauney Library Community Room. Come to the library to enjoy a story, music, and a take home craft with Miss Anne.

Learn Grow Play (Preschoolers) - Play in centers, then enjoy a story, music, and a take home craft with Miss. Anne. Fridays 10:30-11:30 a.m. Mauney Library Community Room Chapter Book Club: (Ages 10 - 14) - (See Mauney Library Calendar

for more details). Thursday, January 12 3:30-4:30 p.m. Library Community Room. Discuss the book of the month. Refreshments served.

Free Genealogy Consultations (Adult) - (See Mauney Library Calendar). Registration Open January 1528. Learn more about your family tree through a free consultation with genealogy expert Greg Payseur. You will be contacted to set up an appointment after your registration.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observance

Library Closed January 14 through January 16“Meet Dr. King” Presented by Bright Star Touring Theatre. Monday, January 16, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Kings Mountain Little theatre aka Joy Performance Center, 202 South Railroad Ave., Kings Mountain. Meet Dr. King is a wonderful introduction to the life and work of one of America’s

7th Annual Miss Mountie Scholarship Pageant winners announced

New queens were crowned at the 6th Annual Miss Mountie Scholarship Pageant held on October 22, at the Family Worship Center in Kings Mountain, NC. Here are the results: Grace Stockes was crowned Tiny Miss Mountie, Bella Smith was crowned Little Miss Mountie, Sofie Middlebrooks was crowned Young Miss Mountie, AnnaBella Reynolds was crowned Junior Miss Mountie, Kynli Jordan was crowned Freshman Miss Mountie, Michelle Torres was crowned Teen Miss Mountie and Anna Holder was crowned 2023 Miss Mountie. Cambree Dean won overall photogenic.

Audience Choice Winner went to AnnaBella Reynolds, Junior Miss Mountie. Audience Choice is the first community ser-

vice project for all Miss Mountie contestants where they bring nonperishable food items that are donated to a local food ministry. The contestant who provides the most items wins Audience Choice.

All Mountie winners went home with beautiful crowns, sashes and prizes. Additionally, Miss Mountie, Anna Holder, was awarded a $1200 scholarship, which is the largest scholarship award to date. The scholarship funds were from 100% of program ad sales and contributions.

The Miss Mountie organization would like to thank the sponsors, benefactors, advertisers and parents and families of all contestants.

Miss Sophia Kellstrom, who started the pageant because of her senior project at Kings Mountain High

School, served as emcee and sang during intermission. Other special entertainment included singing and dancing by the 2022 queens.

The Miss Mountie Scholarship Pageant, a proud partner of the City of Kings Mountain, is a community-based organization with the goal of empowering young women to reach their full potential and educational goals through personal development, scholarship, life-long sisterhood, and community service all while representing the historical pivotal city of Kings Mountain. Follow the Miss Mountie organization on Facebook and Instagram to see how the new queens are serving Kings Mountain, NC.

(Ed. Note: The recipes in today’s Cooking Corner are from “100 Years in the Kitchen” by women of the church of First Presbyterian Church)

FRESH COCONUT CAKE

Debbie Patterson

1 six oz. pkg. frozen or fresh coconut

1 small carton sour cream

1 cup sugar Mix and chill overnight.

Bake a Duncan Hines white cake mix according to package directions. Split layers or bake in 3 layers. Cool overnight.

NEXT DAY

Spread coconut mixture between layers, reserving ½ cup. Add 1 carton Cool Whip to reserved coconut mixture and ice cake. Keep refrigerated. Better if you don’t cut for several days.

LEMON CAKE

Arlene Barrett

1 pkg. Duncan Hines yellow cake mix

1 (3 oz. pkg.) lemon jello

¾ cup oil

most influential men. This show is perfect for younger audiences, serving to introduce students to major concepts of Black History like freedom, integration, and equality. Meet Dr. King helps young people begin to understand the importance of Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement. Follow along as the play takes us from Dr. King’s life as just a young boy experiencing racism for the first time, to meeting his wife, Coretta, to becoming a pastor and finally a national inspiration.

Lego Club (Ages 6-12) - Third Thursday of every month 3:30-4:30 p.m. Library Community Room. Free build and participate in group projects, snacks provided.

¾ cup water

1 t. lemon flavoring

Put all ingredients in a bowl except eggs. Then, add eggs, one at a time, and mix well. Bake 325 degrees, 1 hour, in a tube pan. Pour over cake while hot:

1 c. powdered sugar

3 Tbs. lemon juice, can use reconstituted

MILLION DOLLAR

POUND CAKE

Clara Rhea

1 lb. whipped margarine

3 cups sugar

6 eggs

4 cups plain flour, do not sift

¾ cup sweet milk

1 t/ vanilla

1 t. almond, or use more vanilla Cream margarine and add sugar. Add eggs, one at a time. Beat well after each, add flour and milk alternately. Add extract. Bake

Notary Class (Adults Only) - (Registration Required). Register and Pay Cost $100.00 at The Legrand Center. Monday, January 23, 9:00-3:30 p.m.

Library Community Room

Planning Your Spring Garden (Adult) - (Registration Required). Wednesday, January 25, 2-3 p.m. Library Community Room. Join Cleveland County’s own YouTube sensation Justin Lane from S&K Greenhouse. There will be a drawing for a $30 gift certificate.

Zoom’N On-Line Book Group

(Adults) - (Registration Required) 0 Read. Relish. Recap. Read a book of your choice and share with the group. Fourth Wednesday of every month 4:00-5:00

one hour and 45 minutes at 300 degrees. Leave in pan one hour before removing. Bake in large tube pan.

HEAVENLY CAKE

Jane King

1 box Deluxe II yellow cake mix

Mix and bake in long pan.

1 large can crush pineapple

1 cp sugar

1 large box vanilla instant pudding Mix sugar and pineapple together and bring to a boil. Pour over cake while hot. Mix pudding and put on top of the pineapple. Put cake in refrigerator and cool. Spread large container of Cool Whip over cooled cake. Spread coconut on top along with crushed pecans.

p.m. Register: www.mauneylibrary.org event calendar. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

Cricut Basics for Beginners

(Adults) (Registration Required) Tuesday, January 31, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Library Community Room. Learn the basics of using a Cricut cutting machine and make a simple craft using Cricut Design Space. This class is reserved for those with no prior experience.

Please follow the library on Facebook and Instagram. Mauney Memorial Library is located at 100 S. Piedmont Avenue, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. For the latest in library news and events, visit www.mauneylibrary.org.

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By Mari Slaughter 2022 Miss Mountie Pageant winners. Photo by Richelle Benton

CCC named Best Community Colleges in North Carolina

Higher education resource guide releases the best community colleges for

2023

Intelligent.com, a trusted resource for program rankings and higher education planning, has included Cleveland Community College on its list of the Best Community Colleges in North Carolina in

2023.

The research identifies top schools in the state based on tuition costs, the number of credits required to graduate, and the online coursework delivery format.

Intelligent.com implemented a unique methodology that ranks each institution on a scale from 0 to 100 across six categories. The scoring system compares each school

to tuition costs, admission, retention and graduation rates, faculty, reputation, and the student resources provided for online students.

Studies show that obtaining a degree increases income substantially, with graduates earning 84 percent more than those with only high school diplomas or those without a completed GED. The percentage difference in

earnings continues to grow with higher learning degrees such as master’s, doctoral or professional degrees, with the unemployment rate decreasing to as much as 1.6 percent for those with a doctorate. To access the complete ranking, please visit https://www. intelligent.com/best-community-colleges/northcarolina/#cleveland_community_college.

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KM tops Huskies by

Kings Mountain began taking control of the game in the final minute of the third quarter to take the lead over the visiting Hunter Huss Huskies and went on to an important 69-62 win in a Big South Conference battle Friday night at Donald L. Parker Gymnasium.

It was the second win over a strong Gaston County opponent – the other being Ashbrook – to open what looks to be an exciting conference race for the 2022-23 season.

KM’s opening BSC opponents, along with the South Point Red Raiders and Crest Chargers and, of course, the Mountaineers appear to be ready to make this race one of the closest in many years.

With the Huskies up 45-44 with just over a minute remaining in the third period KM freshman Bradley Floyd, who would finish with a game and career-high 37 points, drove the lane and was fouled while scoring. He added the free throw to put the Mountaineers up 47-45 and they never trailed again.

The big key, though, just may have been the outstanding defensive play of the Mountaineers that followed. The home team controlled the boards, limiting the Huskies to just one shot at the basket.

A bucket by Qua Sanders to open the fourth quarter increased the lead to 49-45. The Mountaineers were able to gradually increase the lead the rest of the way.

Curtis Simpson’s bucket, followed by a pair of free throws by Floyd got the Mountaineers up 61-52 midway of the quarter and Bryson Brown’s bucket stretched the lead to double See HUSKIES, Page 2B

KM Middle Lady Patriots volleyball wins fourth straight championship

Kings Mountain Middle School’s volleyball team won its fourth straight TriCounty Conference championship last week with a 3-0 sweep of North Lincoln, 25-20, 25-23, 25-23.

“This victory was especially sweet since we lost our first match of the season to North Lincoln by a score of 3-1,” noted head coach Lindsay Ellis. “I told

the girls then the comeback is always stronger than the setback and they fought for it all season long, beating them the next two times 3-0 with one of those times being in the championship match.

“Relentless adorned the back of their warm-ups all season and this team embodied every single bit of that word,” she added. “This

was a rebuilding year for us, and they improved so much throughout the season. It has truly been a magical thing to be a part of. I am so proud of who they became as players but also who they became as people.”

Leaders in the championship match were:

- Campbell Benton with 12 kills, nine digs, a block, 10 service points and two

aces.

- Jillian Patton with 12 assists, 13 service points, five aces, 25 digs and two kills.

-Avaclaire Moss with 13 service points, seven digs, four aces and nine assists;

-Avery Cruise with 16 service points, six aces, an assist and 23 digs;

-Ava Broome with nine service points, five aces,

one assist and 38 digs;

-Kaylee Mull with 21 digs; and, -Jaylee Woodward with seven kills.

“Honestly, this win was an entire team effort,” Coach Ellis said. “We could not have had so much success this season if it wasn’t for every player on our roster.”

Cruise qualifies for state meet

Kings Mountain’s indoor track team competed in two meets last week.

The Mountaineers traveled to Bunker Hill to participate in their Polar Bear meet.

Kings Mountain was led by Hunter Cruise’s winning and state qualifying

10 feet pole vault. Cruise also finished first in the 1000m run and ran a leg on the winning 4x800 meter relay.

Other impressive finishers were Max Thompson, who was second in the mile, and Isaiah Watts who was second in the 1,000

and third in the mile.

For the Lady Mountaineers, Divinity Ervin finished first in the 3200 meter run with a 13:40. Brooke Waseman finished second in the 500 meter run.

Tuesday, the KM runners traveled to Wedding-

ton’s Polar Bear Meet and was the only 3A school in a sea of powerful 4A schools.

Although temperatures were much colder the Mountaineers were led by Max Thompson’s second place mile finish in 4:51. Alex Jackson came in

third in the shot put with a throw of 40’10”.

Nic Horn and Hunter Cruise tied for fourth in the pole vault at 9’6”.

Brooke Waseman was the top runner for the KM ladies. She finished seventh in the 500 meter run.

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Hunter Cruise (left) and Nic Horn participated in the pole vault in last week’s KMHS indoor track meets.

Pinnacle Classical Academy students win flagship scholarships

As the fall semester draws to a close, the 39 seniors in Pinnacle Classical Academy’s class of 2023 have already been offered a combined $3.4 million in four-year academic merit scholarships -- including flagship scholarships that cover the full cost of tuition, room, and board.

David Briceno has been awarded a QuestBridge National College Match full four-year-scholarship to Tufts University (Medford, Massachusetts). This scholarship is valued at $326,400.

Amy Brooks has been awarded the Lifeshape Scholarship and the Founders Scholarship at North Greenville University (Tigerville, South Carolina). These scholarships, valued at $147,640, will cover the full cost of tuition, room, meals, books, materials, and required fees over four years.

“We are so proud of David and Amy for winning these flagship scholarships, and to all of our seniors who have worked so hard during their years

at Pinnacle,” said Dr. Shelly Shope, the school’s headmaster. “We do everything possible to help make college more affordable for our families -- by offering dual-enrollment courses in partnership with Cleveland Community College and the University of Arizona, as well as by offering Advanced Placement courses.”

“We are also becoming an increasingly frequent recruiting destination for college admissions officers, from the Ivy League to regional colleges and universities,” Dr. Shope continued. “This fall, we hosted visits from admissions officers from four states, and these contacts help give our students crucial insights as they apply for college and for scholarships.”

Now celebrating its 10th anniversary year, Pinnacle Classical Academy is a tuition-free K-12 public charter school in Shelby. Enrollment information is available at www.pinnacleclassicalacademy.com.

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The Grinch makes a visit to town

The Grinch arrived at Mauney Memorial Library on Wednesday, December 14 at 3:30 p.m. in the Community Room. “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”, by Sigmon Theatrical, immersed musical performance and featuring Grinch, his dog Max, and Cindy Lou Who.

The children watched in wonder at the classic story unfolded before them utilizing live actors, puppets. Audience participation was encouraged as those in attendance helped Grinch’s heart grow three sizes as he leaned the true meaning of Christmas.

“Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store.

Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more!

And what happened then? Well, in Whoville they say

That the Grinch's small heart grew three sizes that day!

Christmas Day is in our grasp So long as we have hands to grasp.

Christmas Day will always be Just as long as we have we.

Welcome Christmas while we stand Heart to heart and hand in hand.” Merry Christmas!

Prepare now for winter weather

Winter Weather Preparedness Week was Dec. 4 - 10 and Governor Roy Cooper is encouraging North Carolinians to plan and prepare now, before potentially dangerous winter weather arrives.

“Winter weather predictions across North Carolina can be challenging, which means we all need to be prepared by updating emergency preparedness kits and reviewing our family’s emergency plan,” Governor Cooper said. “Residents should stay informed by paying attention to trusted and official sources of information regarding weather forecasts and alerts.”

While warmer and drier than normal conditions are favored across North Carolina due to La Niña conditions likely continuing throughout the winter, this does not mean that wintry precipitation will not develop across the state, leading to potentially icy roads and other hazards.

Governor Cooper urges residents to monitor winter weather conditions and forecasts by listening to local media and paying close attention to winter weather watches, warnings, and advisories. While the criteria for these may vary across North Carolina the premise is the same so remember:

• Winter Storm Watch is

issued when conditions are favorable for either heavy snow, sleet, or freezing rain within the next 24-48 hours.

• Winter Storm Warning is issued when confidence is high that a winter storm will cause significant impacts within the next 24 hours.

• Winter Weather Advisory is issued when wintry weather is expected and residents should exercise caution as light to moderate amounts of snow, sleet, or freezing rain are expected within the next 24 hours, causing travel difficulties.

To help ensure you are ready for winter weather, North Carolina Emergency Management officials urge you to:

• Always keep at least a three-day supply of nonperishable food and a supply of medication in your home.

• Keep fresh batteries on hand for weather radios and flashlights.

• Dress warmly. Wear multiple layers of thin clothing instead of a single layer of thick clothing.

• Properly vent kerosene heaters and ensure any electric generators are operated outside and away from open windows or doors to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Never burn charcoal indoors.

• Use a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather radio or a weather alert app on your

phone to monitor changing weather conditions.

• Keep alternative heating sources and fire extinguishers on hand. Be sure your family knows how to use them.

• Store an emergency kit in your vehicle. Include scraper, jumper cables, tow chain, sand/salt, blankets, flashlight, first-aid kit, and road map.

• Make an emergency supplies kit for your pet and include medical records, first-aid kit, enough canned/ dry food and water for three to seven days and pet travel bag or carrier.

• Do not leave pets outside for long periods of time.

• Ensure your pet has a well-fitting collar.

• Bring pets inside when temperatures drop below freezing.

• Move livestock and other animals to a sheltered location with food and water.

If you must travel during bad weather, emergency officials remind motorists to leave plenty of room between you and other vehicles and, if driving on snow- or ice-covered roadways, reduce your speed. If conditions worsen, pull off the highway and remain in your vehicle. Do not set out on foot unless you can see a building close by where you can take shelter.

Winter has officially arrived

Wednesday, December 21 marks the first day of winter, the astronomical moment when the Sun reaches the Tropic of Capricorn, and we have our shortest day and longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere in terms of daylight, according to Farmer’s Almanac.

The term “solstice” comes from the Latin words sol (Sun) and sistere (to stand still) because, during the solstice, the angle between the Sun’s rays and the plane of the Earth’s equator (called declination) appears to stand still.

Upon the winter solstice, the Sun appears at its lowest in the sky, and its noontime elevation seems to stay the same for several days before and after this day. The Sun’s gradual decrease in the sky reverses upon the winter solstice, marking what many cultures believe to be a “rebirth” of the Sun as the hours of daylight become longer.

Essentially, daylight hours (the period of time between sunrise and sunset each day) have been growing slightly shorter each day since the summer solstice last June, which is the longest day of the year (at least in terms of light). December

21 marks the start of when days will begin to grow longer. They will continue to do so until we reach the summer solstice again in June. Then the cycle will begin anew.

While we celebrate the winter solstice, those living in the Southern Hemisphere will be simultaneously marking the arrival of summer. That’s because while our half of the globe is inclined away from the Sun, their half is inclined toward it. Being tilted away from the Sun brings us shorter days and colder temperatures

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Children enjoyed “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” at the Mauney Memorial Library last Wednesday, December 14. (Photos provided) During the winter, the Northern Hemisphere is tilted away from the sun, resulting in cooler temperatures and shorter days that slowly grow longer into spring. (Photo Farmer’s Almanac) This photo was taken last January when KM was blanketed with snow. Photo by Liz Harlow

Free telemedicine program launched to increase access to COVID-19 treatment

People who test positive for COVID-19, particularly those who are uninsured or don’t have a primary care doctor, will have better access to treatments thanks to a time-limited telemedicine program launched by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services in partnership with StarMed Healthcare. After a positive test, early treatment is key to avoiding

severe illness and hospitalizations, and treatment may even reduce complications from post-COVID conditions, also called long COVID.

“More than 1 million people in North Carolina don’t have health insurance, which has made accessing care for COVID-19, as with other diseases, very challenging,” said NCDHHS Secretary Kody H. Kinsley.

LEGAL NOTICE

Notice of Administration

Having qualified as Limited Personal Representative of the Estate of Carolyn M. Lutz; aka, Carolyn Virginia Moore Lutz DOD: 11/12/2022, deceased, late of 2016 Fairview Road, Shelby, NC 28150, Cleveland County, North Carolina, the undersigned does hereby notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate said decedent to present them, duly verified, to the undersigned at 524 Country Club Circle, Shelby, North Carolina, 28150, on or before the 21st of March, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the said estate will please make immediate settlement with the undersigned.

This the 21st day of December, 2022.

Adelyn L. Parker

Limited Personal Representative of the Estate of Carolyn M. Lutz File # 22-E-1047

KMH (12/21, 28/2022 & 1/04, 11/2023)

LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 23rd day of November, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of PANSY H. SELLERS; AKA, PANSY HALLMAN SELLERS; AKA, PANSY ELLEN HALLMAN SELLERS, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Charles Blenard Sellers, Executor, on or before the 2nd of March, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 30th day of November, 2022.

Charles Blenard Sellers, Executor Estate of: Pansy H. Sellers; aka, Pansy Hallman Sellers; aka, Pansy Ellen Hallman Sellers 246 Sellers Road Kings Mountain, NC 28086

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LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 23rd day of November, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of J.L. SELLERS, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Charles Blenard Sellers, Executor, on or before the 2nd of March, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 30th day of November, 2022.

Charles Blenard Sellers, Executor Estate of: J.L. Sellers 246 Sellers Road Kings Mountain, NC 28086

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LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK

In the Matter of the Estate of: KAREN TESSENEER MACOMSON, Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS and DEBTORS

Having qualified on the 10th day of November, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of Karen Tesseneer Macomson, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Executor on or before the 8th day of March, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment.

This the 7th day of December, 2022 BRANDON LEE MULL 636 S. POST RD. SHELBY, NC 28152

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“This program provides a temporary bridge to care for many in rural and historically marginalized communities, but we still need long term investments to close the coverage gap.”

Free telemedicine appointments to screen for COVID-19 treatment eligibility will be available, while funding allows, to North Carolinians who have tested positive for COVID19 with an at-home test or other method. To set up an

appointment visit https:// starmed.care/nc or call 704941-6000, seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. If the telemedicine provider determines a patient is eligible for oral antiviral treatment, such as Paxlovid, they can send a prescription to the patient’s chosen pharmacy or through a mail-order pharmacy.

“Authorized COVID-19 treatments like Paxlovid can prevent hospitalizations and save lives if started within five days of symptoms,” said

LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK

In the Matter of the Estate of: JEANNE B. ESKRIDGE, Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS and DEBTORS

Having qualified on the 21st day of November, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of Jeanne B. Eskridge, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Administrator on or before the 1st day of March, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment.

This the 30th day of November, 2022

LYDIA WILSON 1112 BLENHEIM DR RALEIGH, NC 27612

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LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 13th of December, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of STEVE W. MILLER, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned, Doris Miller, Administratrix on or before the 21st of March, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 21st day of December, 2022.

Doris Miller, Administratrix Estate of Steve W. Miller 1305 Greer St. Shelby, NC 28152

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LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 8th day of December, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of LAURA BELL VAUGHN, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Daphne Petty, Executrix, on or before the 15th of March, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 14th day of December, 2022.

Daphne Petty, Executrix Estate of: Laura Bell Vaughn 111 Ridgewood St Shelby, NC 28152

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LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 1st of December, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of GREGORY CLAYTON OLMSTEAD, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned, Cindy M. Spearman, Administratrix on or before the 7th of March, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 7th day of December, 2022.

Cindy M. Spearman, Administratrix

Estate of Gregory Clayton Olmstead 1834 Stony Point Road Shelby, NC 28150

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NCDHHS Assistant Secretary for Public Health and State Public Health Officer Dr. Susan Kansagra. “Everyone, especially people at high risk of getting very sick from COVID-19, should have a plan to contact a health care provider right away if they test positive.

This telemedicine program offers another option for quick access to lifesaving treatments.”

This telemedicine screening service is available regardless of insurance status and IDs are not required. If you have insurance, StarMed Healthcare will bill your health plan and NCDHHS will pay for any additional balance. If you do not have insurance, you will not be charged for your appointment. Oral antiviral pills are available at See FREE, Page 5B

LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK

In the Matter of the Estate of: MARY ELLEN HARRIS, Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS and DEBTORS

Having qualified on the 7th day of December, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of Mary Ellen Harris, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Executor on or before the 15th day of March, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment.

This the 14th day of December, 2022

MYRA GETTYS 1459 UNION CHURCH ROAD SHELBY, NC 28150

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LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 31st day of October, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of PATRICIA A. ROSS; A/K/A, PATRICIA POOLE ROSS, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Tammy Pearson, Executrix, on or before the 15th of March, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 14th day of December, 2022.

Tammy Pearson, Executrix Estate of: Patricia A. Ross; a/k/a, Patricia Poole Ross 124 Kelly Jo Lane Shelby, NC 28150

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LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to N.C.G.S. §5514-07 that Articles of Dissolution of Shelby Signs Inc, a North Carolina corporation, were filed in the office of the Secretary of State of North Carolina on the 1st day of Dec, 2022. All creditors of and claimants against the corporation are required to mail their respective claims immediately in writing to Mark Sexton: Administrator, 10460 Roosevelt Blvd N #384, Saint Petersburg, FL 33716. Each claim should include the name and address of the claimant, the date on which the claim arose, the amount of the claim, and should include with it any supporting documentation which may substantiate the claim. Any claim against the corporation will be barred unless a proceeding to enforce the claim is commenced within five (5) years after the publication date of this notice.

Published Dec 21, 2022

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LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 14th day of December, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of GLENDA BELLE KAY; AKA, GLENDA HICKMAN KAY, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Mark John Kay, Executor, on or before the 21st of March, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 21st day of December, 2022.

Mark John Kay, Executor

Estate of: Glenda Belle Kay; aka, Glenda Hickman Kay 4938 Casar Rd Lawndale, NC 28090

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Telemedicine appointments through StarMed’s registration form are available in English and Spanish and six additional languages will be made available by the end of the week. Consultations are available in more than 200 other languages through an on-demand interpretation service. American Sign Language interpreta-

tion is also available. The telemedicine program will last from mid-December until funding runs out, which is estimated to be about midMarch.

COVID-19 trends are again rising according to the NCDHHS COVID dashboard. Flu and RSV have already stretched hospital capacity this year. One way to help is to get vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. Everyone 6 months of age and older should stay up to date with their COVID-19

LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 6th day of December, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of FRANCES ALLEN BULLOCK, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Brenton S. Begley, Administrator, on or before the 21st of March, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 21st day of December, 2022.

Brenton S. Begley, Administrator Estate of: Frances Allen Bullock

McINTYRE ELDER LAW 233 E. Graham Street Shelby, NC 28150

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LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 29th day of September, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of ROBERT WAYNE BULLOCK, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Brenton S. Begley, Administrator, on or before the 21st of March, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 21st day of December, 2022.

Brenton S. Begley, Administrator Estate of: Robert Wayne Bullock McINTYRE ELDER LAW 233 E. Graham Street Shelby, NC 28150

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LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 6th day of October, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of VICKY DARLENE DUKES, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Brenton S. Begley, Administrator, on or before the 2nd of March, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 30th day of November, 2022.

Brenton S. Begley, Administrator Estate of: Vicky Darlene Dukes McINTYRE ELDER LAW 233 E. Graham Street Shelby, NC 28150

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LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK

In the Matter of the Estate of:

JOHN HOGUE GJELHAUG, Deceased File No. 22 E 382

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA CLEVELAND COUNTY

IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION 22 E 382 Having qualified as Administratrix of the Estate of John Hogue Gjelhaug, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the Estate of said John Hogue Gjelhaug to present them, duly verified, to the undersigned, Jessica G. Morton, c/o Loann S. Meekins, Teddy Meekins & Talbert, PLLC, 301-A E. Warren Street, Shelby, NC 28150 on or before the 8th day of March, 2023 or same will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said Estate please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 7th day of December, 2022. Jessica G. Morton, Administratrix of the Estate, c/o Loann S. Meekins, Teddy Meekins & Talbert, PLLC, 301A E. Warren Street, Shelby, NC 28150 KM (12/07, 12/14, 12/21 & 12/28/2022)

vaccines and boosters. Find a vaccine location near you at MySpot.nc.gov. Everyone 6 months or older should also get a flu vaccine annually. Visit MySpot.nc.gov/flu to find locations and more information.

Both the flu and COVID19 vaccines are available at the Cleveland County Health

Department. The flu vaccine is available with no appointment necessary, while the COVID vaccine does require an appointment by calling 980-484-6019.

NCDHHS strongly encourages everyone to stay prepared by knowing what to do and where to go if you get sick with COVID-19.

LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK

In the Matter of the Estate of: JUANITA AGNES S. CAVENY aka JUANITA SMITH CAVENY, Deceased.

Having qualified on the 14th day of December, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of JUANITA AGNES S. CAVENY aka JUAITA SMITH CAVENY, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Executrix on or before the 23rd day of March, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment.

This the 21st day of December, 2022 Diana C. Stroupe (FKA Hughes) 113 Early Road Kings Mountain, NC 28086

C. Andrew Neisler, Jr CLONINGER & NEISLER ATTYS P.O. Box 515, 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086

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LEGAL NOTICE

NORTH

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STATE

CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 8th day of December, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of LINDA GRACE WEAST TOWERY, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Robert Edward Thrift, Executor, on or before the 21st of March, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 21st day of December, 2022.

Robert Edward Thrift, Executor Estate of: Linda Grace Weast Towery 736 Lakehurst Dr Shelby, NC 28150

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LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK

In the Matter of the Estate of: RODGER T. MCDANIEL, aka RODGER TALMADGE MCDANIEL, Deceased.

Having qualified on the 30th day of November, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of Rodger T. McDaniel aka Rodger Talmadge McDaniel, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Executrix on or before the 9th day of March, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment.

This the 7th day of December, 2022

Cynthia M. Smith, Ex 129 Uley Branch Road Dallas, NC 28034

C. Andrew Neisler, Jr CLONINGER & NEISLER ATTYS P.O. Box 515, 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086

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LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK

In the Matter of the Estate of: DONALD RAY POWELL, Deceased.

TO CREDITORS and DEBTORS

NOTICE

Having qualified on the 5th day of December, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of Donald Ray Powell, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Administrator on or before the 16th day of March, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment.

This the 14th day of December, 2022

Donald Christopher Powell, Adm 909 Oak Grove Road Kings Mountain, NC 28086

C. Andrew Neisler, Jr. CLONINGER & NEISLER ATTYS P.O Box 515, 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KM (12/14, 12/21, 12/28/22, & 1/4/23)

Keep at-home tests on hand and take one if you have symptoms or if you have come in close contact with someone with COVID-19, even if you are up to date on your vaccines. Get tested at least five days after you last had close contact. Free at-home COVID-19 tests are available for pick up at the Cleveland County Health Department Monday – Friday from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. There is a limit of 6 tests per person per week.

If you test positive, stay away from others and follow the CDC’s isolation guide-

lines. Seek medical care immediately if you have trouble breathing or experience other warning signs. COVID-19 treatments are available and can lower your risk of hospitalization or death. For more information, visit MySpot. nc.gov/FindTreatment (Spanish) or set up a telemedicine appointment online or by calling 704-941-6000.

Through the pandemic, StarMed Healthcare operated 750 test sites across 29 North Carolina counties, administering more than 900,000 tests and more than 500,000 vaccines.

LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK

In the Matter of the Estate of: REBECCA C. BRACKETT aka REBECCA CONDREY BRACKETT, Deceased.

Having qualified on the 15th day of December, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of REBECCA C. BRACKETT aka REBECCA CONDREY BRACKETT, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Executrix on or before the 23rd day of March, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment.

This the 21st day of December, 2022

Amber Nicole Gipson, Ex. 1135 Longbranch Road Grover, NC 28073

C. Andrew Neisler, Jr CLONINGER & NEISLER ATTYS

P.O. Box 515, 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086

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LEGAL NOTICE

EXECUTRIX NOTICE

Having qualified on the 9th of December 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of Aaron Jay Lowery (22 E 782) deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against said estate to present them, duly verified, to Amy Lanell Lowery, c/o A. Susan Biggers, Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C., 402 East Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina 28150, on or before March 22, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate settlement with the undersigned. This the 21st day of December, 2022.

Amy Lanell Lowery Executrix of the Estate of Aaron Jay Lowery c/o A. Susan Biggers Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C. 402 East Graham Street Shelby, North Carolina 28150

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LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATRIX

Having qualified on 29th of September, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of Barbara Harrill Hawkins (22 E 851), deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them, duly verified, to Susan Sullens, Administratrix, c/o A. Susan Biggers, Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C., 402 East Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina 28150, on or before March 22nd, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 21st day of December, 2022.

Susan Sullens Administratrix of the Estate of Barbara Harrill Hawkins c/o A. Susan Biggers Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C. 402 East Graham Street Shelby, North Carolina 28150

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LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATRIX

Having qualified on 1st of December, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of Billy Gene Lovelace (20 E 940), deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them, duly verified, to A. Susan Biggers, Administratrix, Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C., 402 East Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina 28150, on or before March 15, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 14th day of December, 2022.

A. Susan Biggers

Administratrix of the Estate of Billy Gene Lovelace Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C. 402 East Graham Street Shelby, North Carolina 28150

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

MERRY CHRISTMAS from you friends at J Johnson Sales, Forest City, NC

BUSINESS SERVICES

YARD BUDDY. Outdoor work such as trimming bushes, small trees, spraying weeds, gutter cleaning. General property clean-up. No grass cutting or leaves. Serving Shelby & Cleveland County. (980) 2950750

GOLDEN DOMERS TOY AND HOBBY. Visit our NEW LOCATION .....Model Cars, Die-cast Cars & Trucks, Tractors, Hot Wheels, Construction Toys, Sports Memorabilia, Autographed Items, Hard to Find Items! See Mike & Brandon Willis. We’re located at 104 Oliver Ave. (behind El Acapulco Mexican Restaurant in Boiling Springs), Shelby 704-297-0102 or 704-297-0103

SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS. Visit www.NC4Ever.com and see if your business is listed. NC4Ever@usa.com

JAMES BALLARD PAINTING SERVICE. Paint Kitchen Cabinets only. Pre-estimated price. References available. 828-4297511 or 828-429-3743. Ask for James.

CONCRETE SPECIALTIES. Driveways, patios, slabs, sidewalks, Bobcat work. Kelvin Carter 864-590-8054.

PRESSURE CLEANING NEEDED. Must provide own electric and water, 14x70 ft. mobile home near Ellenboro. 828435-5746.

HOMEOWNERS, CONTRACTORS, REAL ESTATE AGENTS, need a little work? Jackson Corbin Property Services, LLC. Specializing in small jobs/punch list. Carpentry, painting, plumbing, tile, etc. Need a hand for a day or two? Give me a call. Professional quality work, affordable prices. 828-980-1823 or email jacksoncorbin71@gmail.com

J DOUGLAS TREE SERVICE LLC. Tree removal, trimming, 24 hour emergency service, 20% discount to Seniors, First Responders, Police Officers. 704-276-1114.

RETAINING WALLS, PAVERS, GRADING, DEMOLITION, site cleanup, ponds, fencing, maintenance, irrigation, landscaping, pruning, planting, excavator work. 828-453-8113.

CAROLINA BARN AND SHED PICKER! Do you have a Barn, Garage, or Shed full of antiques or lost treasures your looking to get

DOG KENNELS $449.99 NOW $399.99 til Dec. 23rd, 2022. Dog House was $150.00 NOW $100.00 til Dec. 23rd. “Delivery & Setup is Available!” J Johnson Sales, inc. 2690 US Hwy. 221 South, Forest City, NC. Ph. 828-551-7176

PURE RAW LOCAL HONEY. $20 quart, $12 pint. Produced in Rutherford County. Comb honey $24 quart. Call/text Jackson Corbin 828-980-1823.

FIREWOOD. SEASONED 95% OAK ., 1/4 cord load - $70, $85 - delivered. Bundles - $5 each. 704-435-3970 or 704-4583081.

LOTS OF TOYS AND NICE stuff for sale. Call 704-2408023

STRONGWAY GARDEN CART. The tires are flat. $25.00. 704-692-0085.

TRACTORS, EQUIPMENT, RIDING MOWERS, GARDEN TILLERS, GO-KARTS. Ready to mow. All in excellent condition. Can deliver, 30+ years experience in repair work. 828980-0853, 704-476-9383.

SEASONED SMALL STOVE WOOD. Cut, split and delivered. All seasoned or mixed with green oak. $75. 828-395-0758.

STORAGE BUILDING FOR SALE. 10x16 Barn Style Roof and Door, 2 Lofts, 2 Windows, Metal roof. $4,000 or OBO. 704-718-1035.

City 828-245-5895

ITEMS FOR SALE. Stiel Power Auger with 2 attachments-$175, Electric Pole Chainsaw-$95, Draft Beer Refrigerator-5 Kegs and 3 Beer Gas Bottles and many accessories-$185, Weight Bench w/bar & weights-$125. 828-286-8093.

TRAILERS, LAWNMOWER TRAILERS, Flatbed Trailers, Enclosed Trailers, Horse and Cattle Trailers, Saddlery. Check our prices and quality before you buy. Bridges Riding Equipment. Boiling Springs, NC. 704-434-6389, (704) 473-0867

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ALL GOOSENECKS & EQUIPMENT

Ft. Gooseneck 10 Ton was $16,900 NOW $15,200 “Only 1 at this price til Dec. 23rd” J Johnson Sales, inc. 2690 US Hwy. 221 South, Forest City, NC. Ph. 828-245-5895

1 LOT WITH 4 ADJOINING PLOTS. $3900. Located in Rose Hill Cemetery in Fallston, NC. (704) 472-5682

USED CAMPER TOPS: BUY/ SALE/TRADE. Various sizes and styles. 828-980-0788.

DEER CORN, 50 POUND BAG. $11. Callahan Farms. Cletus: 704-300-5341; Steve: 704-472-8865; Todd: 704-6921627

FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Truck and Trailer Loads. $50 - $75. Can Deliver. 704-466-7623.

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EMPLOYMENT

St, Shelby NC

PART TIME CHURCH ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT. The hours are 8:30 AM—2:30 PM (Can be flexible) The pay is $18 per hour. This is considered a part time position. Resumes can be sent to bgkale1@gmail. com or faxed to 704-4346438 704-434-6431 pleasant.ridge@att.net

PART TIME BOX TRUCK DRIVER and part time CDL Class A driver. Off weekends. Apply at Hardin’s Rental; 365 Oak Street Extension, Forest City or call 828-286-7871 ext. 4.

COMPLETE CARE INC. Is seeking CNAs / In Home Aides for Cleveland and Gaston Counties. Apply M-F, 8am-4pm at 404 W. Warren St, Shelby, NC 28150 or call (704) 4809340

BUSINESS

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GREAT FOR GIFTS OR COLLECTING SILVER, GOLD & COINS! SILVER Bars & Rounds 1 Oz., 5 Oz., 10 Oz., 32 Oz., 50 Oz. and 2022 Silver Eagles. GOLD 1 Gram, 2.5 Grams, 5 Grams, 10 Grams, 1/10 Oz., 1/4 Oz., 1/2 Oz. & 1 Oz. “We Buy, Sell & Trade”! Jake’s Knives Coins, Collectibles & Antiques located at 1008 S. Lafayette St., Shelby, NC. Call 704-600-6996 or (980) 295-5568

48” SAW MILL BLADE (RUSTY) $200, Toro Wheel Horse (15.5hp - 44” Cut) $400. Totes $75-$100, Burning Barrels $15, Feed Barrels $20, Solid Top Barrels (Plastic & Metal) $10. Hickory, NC. Call Jeff before 6 pm (828) 327-4782 BRAND NEW 16’ ALUMNUM Walk Board, $200. (1) 1000 watt generator, new, $100. Call 704-530-7576

WANT TO BUY: STANDING WALNUT logs or white oak logs. Call for info: 828-2890742.

CASH FOR YOUR CAR. Running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704-6926767, (704) 487-0228

I PAY CASH FOR DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. Up to $10 per 100ct. Must be Unused, Unexpired. I’m local and pay fast. (828) 577-4197

WANT TO BUY. Low mileage Buick, Toyota, Honda or reasonable priced vehicle. Can receive voicemail but NO TEXTS. (980) 745-5396

WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 692-1006

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

WANT TO BUY. ATV’s, PopUp Campers and Small Travel Trailers. Call 828-429-3935.

GOLDADOR PUPPIES.

a non-smoking home. (704) 4723860

DOZENS ENCLOSED TRAILERS 10% OFF. CASH or CREDIT CARD. “We also Rent to Own” No Credit Check! J Johnson Sales 828-245-5895. Located at 2690 US Hwy. 221 South, Forest City, NC.

HORSE QUALITY HAY. Square and round bales. Call (704) 487-6855

ALL ENCLOSED TRAILERS 10% OFF! 8.5’ x 36’ Enclosed Auto Carrier (Three 7k Axels) with Heat & A/C was $47,900 Repo Price $31,000 til Dec. 23rd. J Johnson Sales, Forest City, NC. Ph. 828-245-5895

NEW BEE KEEPING PROTECTIVE GEAR. Helmet with vail-$15, Gloves-$10/pair, Suit with vail-$65. Limited sizes and quanity available. 828-9801823.

FREE MILITARY GRADE TACTICAL FLASHLIGHT Free! Military Grade Tactical Flashlight with self-defense features, 3 brightness levels, window breakage aspect - NC4Ever@ usa.com

CLEVELAND COUNTY GARAGE DOORS. Summer Tuneup Special, $69.95. We will check all your equipment lube, make sure it’s working correctly. We repair broken doors. Also offering new installations. 704477-9119 or 704-472-9367.

TRIPLE D PAINTING, LLC. All your painting needs. Free estimates. Over 25 yrs experience! Facial board replacement available!!! Many local references available !! (704) 418-5736 childresstracy1@gmail.com

AKC STANDARD POODLE Born 9/20/2022, fully AKC registrable. Apricot 6 males and 1 female available. Vet checked and shots UTD. Raised in home with Dam & Sire. Very smart, alert loving pups. Ready for their forever home. $1200 (252) 670-2659 Merceraudrey@ yahoo.com

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PYREDOODLE

MINIATURE SCHNAUZER. AVAILABLE FOR CHRISTMAS. Beautiful min Schaunzers. White chocolate (M), white (M). Brown (F), Black (F), & Pepper Parti (M) all available for Christmas pickup. Also one rare Sable (M) that will be available the week of New Years. These babies are raised in my home and handled daily. They will be vet checked, UTD on shots and have their first grooming. Prices range from $1250 to $2400. Now accepting visitors and non refundable deposit that will hold your baby till Christmas. No better gift than a life long buddy. (704) 534-4368 lpastore3@yahoo.com

GOLDENDOODLE PUPPIES. F1B GoldenDoodle Puppies looking for their forever homes. Located in Shelby, NC. They were born on October 21, 2022 to an F1 GoldenDoodle and a Standard Poodle. Both parents are on sight. We currently have 4 sweet girls (Chocolate, Tan, Black & Champaign) and 5 handsome boys (Tan, 2 Chocolate, 2 Pardi). These are very sweet and intelligent dogs. We are asking for a $1000 rehoming fee. They will be the perfect Christmas gift for your loved ones! (704) 473-7057 office. shelby@gmail.com

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Shelby awarded $750,000 Downtown Revitalization Grant

Governor Roy Cooper announced today that 42 local governments in rural areas across the state have been awarded grants from the Rural Transformation Grant Fund, supporting rural economic development projects in North Carolina. Under the Downtown Revitalization Grant category, City of Shelby was awarded $750,000.

A total of $19.76 million will be issued in this second round of grantmaking from the Fund, which helps local governments overcome challenges that limit their economic competitiveness. The funding comes from the American Rescue Plan, signed by President Biden last year. The North Carolina Department of Commerce and its Rural Economic Development Division administers the fund.

“More support for North Carolina’s rural communities is on the way with these transformative grants, made possible by President Biden’s American Rescue Plan,” said Governor Roy Cooper. “These funds, backed up by the expertise of our rural development team at the Department of Commerce, will bring more economic opportunity to people across the state.”

The Rural Transformation Grant Fund, the centerpiece of a broader Rural Engagement and Investment Program from Commerce, addresses a wide variety of needs, from revitalizing downtown districts, building the capacity of local government staffs, revitalizing neighborhoods, fostering small business recovery, and generally supporting economic growth initiatives.

The Rural Transformation

Grant Fund awarded grants in four categories today:

• The Downtown Revitalization category supports downtown development initiatives that help grow and leverage a community’s commercial core into an asset for economic growth and prosperity.

• The Resilient Neighborhoods category offers grants focused on community development and quality of life improvements, such as eliminating food deserts, creating healthy living initiatives, and increasing access to affordable housing options, among other initiatives.

• The Community Enhancements for Economic Growth category provides grants to local governments to smooth the way for economic development opportunities, such as the acquisition of land and buildings, the preparation of business sites, and the removal of structural and physical barriers that may be limiting development.

• The Rural Community Capacity Building (RC2) category provides educational and professional development opportunities for local government staffs, with the additional ability for local governments to then ‘apply what they’ve learned’ by developing funding proposals for projects in their local areas.

“Extensive preparation and planning are the key ingredients for economic development success,” said North Carolina Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders. “I’m pleased to see this second round of grants go out to help our rural communities reach the next level of growth.”

Local governments

awarded project grants from the Rural Transformation Grant Fund include:

Downtown Revitalization Category

• Bertie County $200,000

• City of Conover $640,000

• City of Elizabeth City $641,000

• City of Laurinburg $650,000

• City of Lenoir $580,000

• City of Rocky Mount $800,000

• City of Shelby $750,000

• Town of Bryson City $600,000

• Town of Carthage $350,000

• Town of China Grove $680,000

• Town of Elkin $800,000

• Town of Hertford $725,000

• Town of Marshville $200,000

• Town of Maysville $850,000

• Town of Murphy $665,000

• Town of Nashville $675,000

• Town of Plymouth $725,000

• Town of Richlands $330,000

• Town of Roseboro $825,000

• Town of Spindale $395,000

• Town of Spring Hope $800,000

Resilient Neighborhoods Category

• Town of East Spencer $580,000

• Town of Rosman $450,000

• Town of Saratoga $300,000

• Town of Seven Springs $400,000

• Town of Vass $650,000 Community

Enhancements

Category

• Cherokee County $550,000

• City of Marion $450,000

• Clay County $850,000

• Franklin County $450,000

• Hertford County $725,000

• Town of Bladenboro $325,000

• Town of Louisburg $450,000

• Town of St. Pauls $150,000

For the Rural Community Capacity (RC2) category, the following jurisdictions have been awarded $49,999 each:

• City of Archdale

• Hertford County

• Town of Garysburg

• Town of Jonesville

• Town of Liberty

• Town of Mars Hill

• Town of Maysville

• Town of Pilot Mountain

• Town of Rosman

• Town of Spruce Pine

• Town of Wilson's Mills

“Following the best practices that we know work well, these economic development grants will bring new vitality to many rural communities,” said Kenny Flowers, the Commerce Department’s Assistant Secretary for Rural Economic Development. “I look forward to working with these communities as we work to transform the economy in rural North Carolina.” Descriptions of the projects being awarded today are available at the Commerce website.

A third window for grant applications is expected to open in the spring of 2023. More information about the Rural Transformation Grant Fund is available at nccommerce.com/transform.

Treat early to prevent hospitalization

If you test positive and are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19, treatments are available. In a new CDC study, adults who were prescribed Paxlovid for mild to moderate COVID-19 were over 50% less likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19.

CDC researchers assessed electronic health record data and found that receiving Paxlovid was associated with a lower overall hospitalization rate across age groups, whether they were vaccinated or not.

Paxlovid is recommended for people who are more likely to get very sick and hospitalized with COVID-19, especially older adults and those with multiple medical conditions, regardless of vaccination status.

As we enter the holiday season, it’s important to take steps to protect yourself and others from serious illness with COVID-19, including staying up to date on COVID-19 vaccines and promptly talking to

your healthcare provider about treatment options if you test positive for COVID-19.

If you have COVID-19 symptoms:

• Test: Use a self-test, locate a test site, or find a Test to Treat location.

• Talk: If you test positive, talk to a healthcare professional to determine if you are eligible for treatment, even if your symptoms are mild right now.

Treat: Start treatment within five days of developing symptoms.

Paxlovid is not a replacement for COVID-19 vaccination. COVID-19 vaccination makes you much less likely to get very sick. Still, some vaccinated people, especially those ages 65 years or older or who have other risk factors for severe disease, may benefit from treatment if they get COVID19. A healthcare provider will help decide which treatment, if any, is right for you.

As we celebrate this holy season, let’s remember to treat one another with kindness, love and understanding. We hope you’ll join us in the true spirit of the season with prayers of peace and goodwill toward all mankind. From our flock to yours, go our best wishes for a blessed Christmas and a happy New Year.

PETS & LIVESTOCK

FOR RENT

LEBARON. 2 convertibles, 1 for parts. $1000 firm. No batteries. (828) 453-0828

2008 ACURA MDX, 99,123 miles. Call for Price, (704) 7481890 sales@ctcautosports.com

CAMPERS

SCENIC RIDGE COUNTRY CAMPGROUND. Cherryville, NC. Cabins. RV Spots, Daily Weekly, Monthly, Seasonal Sites. (704) 435-0938

VACATIONS

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OCEAN

POMERANIAN CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES. 1 male, 1 female, 1 longhaired, 1 shorthaired. UTD shots & worming, 8 wks old. $400. (828) 460-5372

AKC STANDARD POODLES. Standard Poodle Puppies. (252) 412-2046

MOUNTAIN FEIST PUPPIES. Excellent treeing stock, dewormed, 1st shots, 6 weeks old, ready now. Make great Christmas gifts! $125. 828289-2105.

MAYBE YOU CAN BUY LOVE. Christmas special. 6 parti yorkies- 4 females/2 males. Normally sell for $2k+ but this Christmas just $1,200.00 each. Taking non refundable deposits now. Available now or can hold for Christmas week delivery. Vet certified. (704) 4737042 rvcollins@gmail.com

974-6790 susan.mccraw55@ gmail.com

AKC REGISTERED CANE CORSO PUPS. Ready to go. All shots UTD. For more info, contact Ronnie (704) 974-2716

AKC REGISTERED LABRADOR RETRIEVER PUPPIES. 10 weeks old. Have had first and second shots and wormed. Ready for their forever homes now. Chocolate $700. Yellow $600. Black $500. Call or text 828-429-0210.

MIN PIN PUPPIES. Born 3/10/22, $400 each obo. Up to date on shots and dewormed, parents full-blooded. 1 1/2 year old male. $250. 828-2893905.

CARS & TRUCKS

2009 TOYOTA TACOMA 380,000 miles, $7500.00, All highway miles, excellent condition inside and out. New tires, battery, alternator. All maintenance documented. (704) 634-0553 bkingery@carolina.rr.com

REAL ESTATE

RUTHERFORD COUNTY 2BR, 2BA, 1100SF, HEAT PUMP, 10 acres partly wooded, rolling, secluded, pond. $249,000. Text 828-919-1477 or leave message. Additional 14 acres available. 342 Right Prong Road, Ellenboro, NC. Ellenboro, NC 28040 ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A 2BR, 2BA home with land to buy for Christmas? There’s a work in progress 7 miles from Ellenboro. Call me. 828-4535746.

FOR RENT

3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH HOUSE. Attached 2 car garage, large detached garage, updated throughout. Lawn maintenance included. Shelby/Waco area. $1450 month, $1450 security deposit. 704-236-8198

117 GARVER STREET LAWNDALE, NC. 2 BR, 1 BA, Central Heat & Air, big back yard, NO PETS, non-smokers only. Criminal background check and proof of income. $600/mth, plus $350 deposit. Contact Tommy Wilson, w/Clay & Associates Real Estate. Call: 704-4181251.

MOBILE HOMES & APARTMENTS. In Kings Mountain. P. Call (704) 739-4417

RUTHERFORD COUNTY

3-4 BEDROOM BRICK HOUSE. Can be used as 4 bedroom, 1.5 bath. Carport, deck, central heat and air. $1400 plus deposit. (828) 4587403

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

COMFY AND VERY CLEAN 2-Bedroom 2 full baths, bonus room. Large private lot not in park. New plush carpet, new paint and master bath. Fridge, new range and water included. No pets. No smoking. $750 mo. Email exxona@yahoo.com for pictures.

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CANE CORSO PUPPIES FOR SALE I HAVE NINE PUPPIES I C C F CERTIFIED, TAILS CROPPED, DEW CLAWS ARE REMOVED. AAPUPPY WOULD BE A GREAT ADDITION TO YOUR FAMILY. CALL TO RESERVE YOUR PUP TODAY. ASK FOR JEFFERY
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AMERICAN BRITTANY PUPPIES FOR SALE. Champion bloodlines Ready for new homes. Orange and white, vet checked, will be up to date on vaccinations. Call for details, ask for Ben. Only 2 males left Check Ridgeview Brittanys on FB. 704-472-3652 (704) 4723652 Britman657@yahoo.com BONDED, 4 & 5 MONTH old kittens. Beautiful colors: calico, grey/white, black/white, and ebony. Playful. Fully vetted. No fee, but bet reference. 704-6007142 GOLDEN DOODLE PUPPIES $500. All 10 weeks old, 2 males, 4 females. All have had first shots. 704-309-4513. TRUFFLES IS LOOKING FOR HER forever, indoor home. She’s dainty and sweet, 1-1/2 yr. female. No fee, but vet reference. Fully vetted. 704-487-6555
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PUPS. BLACK, BLOND OR MULTICOLOR Labradoodle pups, Father reg standard Poodle, mother large F1 Labradoodle. Shots, wormed and dew claws done by ready date. Ready Jan 1. Solid colors $600 multi-colors $800. Two females look like blond Labs like reg Lab grandma if u are looking for Lab. Taking deposits. Call
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CARS & TRUCKS
RIDGE COUNTRY CAMPGROUND. Cherryville, NC. Cabins. RV Spots, Daily Weekly, Monthly, Seasonal Sites. (704) 435-0938
LAKES MYRTLE BEACH. Cottage N34. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, den, kitchen, dining, covered deck, near country store. Call Dorcas, 803-718-2659.
CLEVELAND COUNTY 2 BEDROOM DUPLEX, FALLSTON. Quiet area, central heat/ air, stove, refrigerator, H/W floors. No smoking or pets. Not HAP eligible. Available Jan.1st. $600 mo. (704) 487-5480
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BUILDING FOR RENT. Across the street from the hospital at 803 N. Washington Street, Shelby. Previously a dentist office and would make a great salon. Call for pricing, 704-300-2820
HICKORY CREEK APARTMENTS FOR SENIORS. (62 and older), disabled (50 and older). Shelby. Now taking applications for waiting list. 418 East Warren Street, Shelby. (704) 487-6354 2&3 BEDROOM TOWN HOMES. Townhomes located in Shelby, NC. We are currently accepting applications for our waiting list. Rent is based on income (and some expenses are deducted). Please visit us today at Laurel Hill Apartments 1526 Eaves Rd., Shelby NC or call for more information 704-487-1114. Equal Housing Opportunity. MOVE IN SPECIAL. 2 & 3 Bedroom, deposit required. $200 weekly rates. Includes power and water. NO PETS. (704) 473-4299 FOR
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LIONS SENIOR VILLAGE HAS 1 BEDROOM HUD subsidized apartments for low income seniors. Taking applications. Age 62 or older. Equal Housing Opportunity. 211 North Morgan Street, Shelby, NC (704) 482-7723
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1-14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter 2 cups all-purpose baking mix 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 cup sugar 1 13 oz. pkg. Hershey milk chocolate kisses

Beat condensed milk and peanut butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add baking mix and vanilla, beating at low speed just until blended.

Shape dough into 1 inch balls; roll in sugar.

Place on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 350º for 11 minutes.

Remove from oven, and immediately place a

chocolate kiss in center of each cookie. Remove cookies to wire racks to cool. Yield: 3 doz.

RUSSIAN TEA CAKES (BUTTERBALLS)

1 cup butter

1/2 cup sifted confectioners

sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 2-1/4 cups flour

1/4 tsp. salt

3/4 cup chopped nuts

Mix butter, sugar and vanilla. Stir in flour and salt. Stir in nuts. Chill one hour. Roll into 1 inch balls. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Bake 10 to 12 minutes. Do not let them brown. Roll cooled cookies in powdered sugar.

Dear Savvy Senior, What tips do you recommend for long-distance caregivers? I help take care of my stubborn 86-year-old mother who still lives at home about 150 miles from me.

Need Advice

Dear Need, Providing care and support for an aging parent who lives far away can present a variety challenges that can make the job difficult and stressful. Here are some tips and resources that may help you.

Long-Distance Caregiving

When it comes to monitoring and caring for an aging parent from afar, you have a couple of options. You can hire a professional to oversee your mom’s needs, or you can manage things yourself by building a support system, tapping into available resources, and utilizing technology devices that can help you keep tabs on her.

If your mom needs a lot of help, you should consider hiring a geriatric care manager who will give her a thorough assessment to identify her needs and will set up and manage all aspects of her care. But geriatric care managers are

expensive typically charging between $100 and $250 per hour after an initial assessment of $150 to $750 and are not covered by Medicare.

To find a geriatric care manager in your mom’s area, visit AgingLifeCare.org or contact the nearest Area Agency on Aging (call 800-677-1116) to see if they have a list of providers.

If, however, your mom only needs occasional help, or if you can’t afford to use a care manager, here are some things you can do yourself to help her.

Create a care team: Put together a network of people (nearby friends or family, neighbors, clergy, etc.) who can check on your mom regularly, and who you can call on from time to time for occasional help. Also put together a list of reliable services you can call for household needs like lawn care, handyman services, plumber, etc.

Tap local resources: Most communities offer a range of free or subsidized services that can help seniors with basic needs such as home delivered meals, transportation, senior companion services and more. Contact the nearby Area

Aging Agency to find out what’s available.

Use financial tools: If your mom needs help with her financial chores, arrange for direct deposit for her income sources, and set up automatic payments for her utilities and other routine bills. You can also set up her online banking service, so you can pay bills and monitor her account anytime. Or, if you need help, hire a daily money manager (AADMM.com) to do it for you. They charge between $25 and $100 per hour.

Check essential documents: This is also a good time to make sure your mom has the following essential legal documents: a will; a living will and healthcare proxy, which allows you to make medical decisions on her behalf if she became incapacitated; and a durable power of attorney, which gives you similar legal authority for financial decisions, if needed.

If she doesn’t have these documents prepared, now is the time to make them. And if they are prepared, make sure they’re updated and know where they are located.

Hire in-home help: Depending on your mom’s needs, you may need to hire a part-time home-care aide that can help with things like preparing meals, housekeeping or personal care. Costs can run anywhere from $12 up to $25 per hour. To find someone, try websites like Care. com or CareLinx.com.

Utilize technology: To help you keep tabs on your mom from afar, there are various technologies that can help. For example, there are medical alert systems, video camera monitors, wearable activity trackers, and electronic pill boxes that can notify you if she has taken her medications. And to help you coordinate her care with members of her care team there are websites like LotsAHelpingHands.com.

For more tips, call the National Institute on Aging at 800-222-2225 and order their free booklet “Long-Distance Caregiving: Twenty Questions and Answers.”

Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.

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