KM Herald 12-7-22

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workshop in KM

Did you hear the news?

Santa and his elves scoured the countryside high and low to find a location for his new workshop.

After seeing Patriots Park through his magical snow globe, Santa and his elves decided to build his

workshop right here in Kings Mountain.

After receiving many visitors last weekend, Santa will open his workshop back up for two more weekends: Friday and Saturday Dec. 9 - 10 and Friday and Saturday De-

cember 16 - 17.

It will open each evening at 5:30 p.m. and close at 8:30 p.m.

Bring your camera and your best smile. Santa is looking forward to seeing you!

Palenick selected as KM’s new City Manager

City of Kings Mountain (COKM) is proud to announce that Jim Palenick has accepted an offer to lead the City of Kings Mountain as the new City Manager. Jim will be relocating to Kings Mountain after the

Marilyn Sellers is currently serving as City Manager where she has served for seventeen years. At the May 5 budget work session, Sellers informed City Council that she did not wish to renew her contract coming up in September. After 34 years of service to the City of Kings Mountain, Marilyn

Her retirement announcement came at a time when there are over 100 vacancies in NC for City Managers. Due to the urgency to find a qualified candidate, City Council reached out to Developmental Associates to coordinate a nationwide search for the role. That in-depth search takes time. Sellers graciously agreed to work through January to assist with a smooth transi-


COKM partnered with Developmental Associates for the City Manager search process. Developmental Associates is an organizational development company that partners with governmental, educational, and non-profit organizations for executive recruitment. Developmental Associates conducted a nationwide search for candidates for our City Manager position.

Of the 31 initial applications received, 21 met the minimum qualifications.

Fifteen applicants were selected for phone interviews.

Five completed an assessment center and three were selected for onsite interviews with city council.

The Assessment center is a means of gathering relevant information, under standardized conditions, about an individual’s capabilities to perform in a highlevel managerial position. While City Council recognized the value of partnering with Developmental Associates, the team also wanted to have a Kings Mountain connection that truly understands what makes Kings Mountain unique.

Shearra Miller, Executive Director for Cleveland County Arts Council and Kings Mountain resident, agreed to represent the citizens of the City of Kings Mountain on the Assessment board. Her insight and participation in the two-day process was instrumental in selecting the final candidate.

Jim Palenick was born and raised in Allegan, a small town of 4,500 in

On Friday December 2, around 6:10 p.m., Kings Mountain Police responded to the Mountainside Market at 506 Waco Road in reference to an armed robbery. Officers on scene were told that the suspect entered the store, brandished a firearm, and demanded money from the register.

The suspect is described as a black male wearing a black hoodie, black ski mask, grey sweatpants, and light-colored crocs. The suspect left the store on foot direction of travel unknown.

KMPD is requesting the community’s assistance in helping identify the suspect

involved in the crime.

If anyone can identify the suspect or has any information regarding the incident please contact the Kings Mountain Police Department at (704)734-0444 or Cleveland County Crime Stoppers at (704) 48l-TIPS (8477).

KM Parade rings in the Christmas season

The Catawba Two Kings Casino’s Share Change program raised $10,000 from July through September for two local charitable organizations: $5,000 each for the RideAbility Therapeutic Riding Center and Cleveland County YMCA.

Share Change, the Catawba Nation’s charitable initiative through the casino, enables patrons to donate the remaining change on slot vouchers by dropping them in the Share Change ticket boxes located on the casino floor.

With these donations, the program has provided close to $50,000 to organizations in local communities since the start of the program. The casino launched the Share Change program several weeks after its July 2021 opening, and new charita-

ble recipients are designated every three months by the Catawba Nation Gaming Authority’s board of directors.

See CASINO, Page 8A

Kings Mountain Christmas Parade stepped off right on time at 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 3, despite rain earlier in the day. Crowds gathered along the parade route, along Battleground Avenue from East Gold Street, and turning onto King Street at the Overhead Bridge, then continuing to Deal Steet.

Kings Mountain High School’s football team was the Grand Marshal of the event this year, and supporters turned out in black and gold apparel to show their support and love for a team that worked so hard this season to earn a 13-1 record. It is a season that will be long remembered as one of the best for KMHS

and the community.

One hundred -plus parade entrants helped make the event special, and included KMHS marching band, the Carolina Panther Top Cats with Sir Purr, the Gastonia Honey Hunters with their mascot BAM.

The parade was filled with music from dance troops, Dance Magic, Dance Reflections, KM Elite, KM Optimist Club, and Fine Line Dance Company and the event lasted over an hour and a half.

A Christmas parade wouldn’t be complete without a visit from Santa, and this year’s event did not disappoint. As anticipated, Santa arrived right on time to ring in the Christmas season in Kings Mountain!

City of Kings Mountain

debuted Santa’s Workshop at the

Park where children visited him to share their Christmas wishes. He’ll be back again on December 9-10 and Dec. 16-17 in case your child missed speaking with jolly Olde St. Nicholas in person. Special Christmas dates for Lines for Santa’s Workshop stretched far for this new attraction. There is no charge to visit Santa.

The Christmas festivities continued downtown Saturday evening, as twinkling Christmas lights illuminated city streets with Mayor Scott Neisler’s signature Downtown Christmas Fantasy Light Show where a dazzling display of lights See PARADE, Page 7A

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Gazebo in Patriots JIM PALENICK Kings Mountain held their annual Christmas parade this past Saturday. See more scenes on pages 7A-8A. Photo by Damien O’Brien
Mountainside Market Casino’s Share Change program benefits two local nonprofits
Wendy Schonfeld, Executive Director and certified riding instructor at the RideAbility Therapeutic Riding Center and Cameron Corder, CEO of Cleveland County YMCA, were recently presented with $5,000 for each of their organizations raised from donations collected through the Catawba Two Kings Casino’s Share Change program. Photo provided

George Langdon Hatch

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – George Langdon Hatch was born on January 3, 1938 and went to be with his Lord on November 29, 2022.

George was a long-time resident of Kings Mountain, having restored the old Ormand house in 1975.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Marjorie Wicks, great-granddaughter Hannah Wicks, his parents George Coggeshall Hatch and Dorothy Norris Hatch and brother Gardner Hatch.

George was a mechanical engineer by trade, but his passion was helping others. He served on the boards of Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland County, Kings Mountain Crisis Assistance Ministry and the Kings Mountain Kiwanis Club. He was very active in Habitat builds, participating in the building of more than a dozen homes. When multiple sclerosis limited his physical activity, he started “George’s Bookstore” within the Habitat ReStore, which is still operating today. He tutored in literacy, helping many adults learn to read. Additionally, he taught literacy tutors in the Laubach Literacy program. He was an enthusiastic donor of platelets for the Red Cross Pheresis program, racking up a total of 95 gallons worth of donations before heart trouble required him to stop. He volunteered at the battered women’s shelter as a handyman.

In 2000, George received the Spirit of Freedom award from the Shelby Star for his extensive volunteer work.

He was a member of Boyce Memorial ARP Church where he served as Deacon. Formerly he was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Kings Mountain, where he spearheaded the “2-cents-a-meal” program which raised funds to build wells for impoverished people in Malawi and Crisis Ministry.

George enjoyed summers with his family at Bustins Island Maine and driving his boat around Casco Bay.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Helen; sister Cynthia Brueck (Steven) of Albuquerque, New Mexico; son George Hatch (Eva) of Dunwoody, Georgia; daughter Pam Vance (Allen) of Dunwoody, Georgia, son-in-law Michael Wicks of Lincoln, Nebraska; six grandchildren, and seven great grandsons.

A memorial service will be held at Boyce Memorial ARP Church on Friday, December 16 at 2PM.

In lieu of flowers, he asked that people donate to the Kings Mountain Crisis Ministry and Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland County.

Details for donations to George’s favorite charities: Checks can be mailed to: Kings Mountain Crisis Ministry, PO Box 1335 , Kings Mountain, NC 28086. Donate online at

Donate to Habitat for Humanity Cleveland County at:

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

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

June Chalmers Lee


For June Carolyn Chalmers Lee of Kings Mountain, NC, worshiping the Lord every day and going to church on Sundays were at the top of her “Favorite Things” list. On the Sunday morning of November 27, 2022, June passed peacefully from this earth and awoke to worship in the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

June, age 87, was born the fourth child of J.T. and Carrie Chalmers on July 6, 1935, in Ware Shoals, SC, at the home of her maternal grandmother. She grew up in Anderson, SC, and would often recount to her children and grandchildren her fond childhood memories of being part of the “Mill Village” of Orr-Lyons Mill. Rumor has it that June Avenue, one of the streets surrounding the mill, was named after June Chalmers! June’s love for her daddy was always apparent, and his love for people spilled over into her life. During her high school years, June played basketball for the textile league and was a huge baseball fan, able to spout off players’ stats – especially those of the Brooklyn Dodgers – in a split second. Taking her sports interests with her to Limestone College, June filled her years there with many athletic successes in basketball, field hockey, archery, and other sports alongside a major in biology and leadership positions in several student organizations. After graduation, June worked as a medical technologist. It was during this time that a friend introduced her to Joe Lee, whom she would marry the next year.

After birthing two of her four children and working as a phlebotomist to put her husband through medical school, June put down the needle and syringe and became a “professional volunteer” in her beloved Kings Mountain, NC. Always an advocate for public education, she served as room mother and PTA president at North Elementary and later ran for Kings Mountain School Board, serving a total of 12 years. Her other professional volunteer gigs included serving with the Hospital Auxiliary, the Board of KM Ministerial Association, P.E.O. and Hospice. In her more than 55 years as a member of First Baptist Church of Kings Mountain, June served as Sunday School teacher, Sunday School Director, VBS teacher, Bible study leader, and Pastor Search Committee Chair (twice!). “I’ve been blessed, and I’d like to return that,” she said. “That’s what life is all about – helping others.”

While generosity was June’s way of life, cooking was her passion. In cooking a chuck roast for her family, making coconut cakes at Christmas, or baking dozens of chocolate chip cookies for first responders, her love for others and her joy of life shone through. Her joyful smile and (sometimes mischievous) giggle will always be remembered. As one of her nieces expressed, “Her smiles always had a little

more love and laughter behind them. And something in her eyes made me think [she was saying], ‘I’m fun to be with.’” June wasn’t hesitant to tell you the source of her joy – her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

She left behind a well-read and note-filled Bible, and her greatest legacy is that she left shoulders of faith for her children and grandchildren to stand on.

June was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Joseph Lee III; her parents; two sisters; and one brother. She is survived by her children: Nancy Lee Bryant (Michael) of Gibsonville, NC, Stephen Lee (Bonnie) of Warm Springs, VA, Michael Lee (Lori) of Clermont, FL, and Suzanne Lee Orr (Ron) of Murfreesboro, TN; twelve grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Joe Chalmers (Pat) and David Chalmers (Brenda).

The family would like to thank Brookdale Burlington Memory Care and AuthoraCare Collective Hospice for their excellent care and love for June during her time in Burlington. Also, we wish to express a very heartfelt thanks to one very special friend of June’s (you know who you are!) whose care and laughter allowed her to remain in her home for an extended time.

A service to celebrate June’s life was held on Monday, December 5, at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church, 605 West King Street, Kings Mountain, NC, by Brother Chip Sloan. Burial followed at Mountain Rest Cemetery. The family received friends from 2-4 pm on Sunday, December 4, in the Stained Glass Room of First Baptist Church, Kings Mountain.

Interment was held in Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, NC Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Kings Mountain (605 West King Street, Kings Mountain, NC 28086) or AuthoraCare Collective Hospice (914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215).

Guest register is available at:

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

was a master mechanic, this was not his primary focus. He was a faithful, devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He was fondly known as “Big John” or “Papaw John” who enjoyed having his family for meals.

Survivors are his wife of 65 years Ruth Wilson Yarbro; his son John Yarbro, Jr. and wife Regina; his daughters Jill Hinson and husband Mike; and Julie Rikard and husband Quinton; his brother William Andrew Yarbro; six grandchildren: Jessica Yarbro (Kris Wold), John Michael Hinson (Tayah), Mitchell Hinson (Erin), Emily Yarbro, Wilson Rikard (Samantha), and Jonathan Rikard; and great granddaughter Reagan Hinson.

A family burial will take place at Kadesh United Methodist Church Cemetery on Thursday, December 8 at 11:00.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 8, 2022 at Boyce Memorial ARP Church with Dr. Robert Patrick and Dr. John Sloan officiating.

Memorials may be made to Boyce Memorial ARP Church, 111 Edgemont Drive, Kings Mountain, NC.

Guest register is available at:

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



NOV. 22: Tiffany Amber Ferguson, 38, Conover, DWI, no bond, trial date Nov.23 NOV. 22: Joshua Keith Clay, 35, 132 Mountain Side Drive, larceny/motor vehicle, felony; possession stolen motor vehicle, no bond, trial date Nov. 23.

NOV. 24: Amanda Dean Stidham, 42, 21 Bennett Drive, misdemeanor larceny, $2,500 unsecured bond.

NOV. 24: Steven Ryan Carroll. 24, Gastonia, possess drug paraphernalia, citation.

NOV. 24: Derek Paul Gann, 26, possess marijuana paraphernalia, citation.

NOV. 25: David Michael Jones, 54, Shelby, order for arrest, driving while license revoked, not impaired rev., $500 secured bond.

NOV. 25: Sydney Diane Reynolds, 21, Greensboro, two counts injury to personal property, $2,500 unsecured bond.

NOV. 25: Datrixian Nehemiah Seigle, 19, 510 N. Piedmont Avenue, domestic violence assault, misdemeanor child abuse, no bond.

Paul Eugene Wilson

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Paul Eugene Wilson, 71, died Thursday, November 24, 2022 at his home in Shelby, NC with his beloved dogs Baby Girl and Sasha by his side.

Paul was born June 24, 1951 in Gaston County, NC to the late Arthur Howard Wilson and Velonia Almond Wilson.

Known by all who knew him as the kindest soul, Paul found the beauty in everyone and everything and cherished time with loved ones above all else. His love and gifts are seen in every piece of wood he collected, carved, sanded and shined for endless hours into works of art for those he loved. He was a memory keeper and master story teller and cherished the woods and land he called home. Paul was an avid reader and writer and composed incredible music which he taught us soothed the soul. He could create or fix anything anywhere and his wisdom and skill will carry on in the many treasures he bestowed on family and friends. One of the strongest men ever to live will carry on in all of us, our beloved man in the woods reminded us always that family is everything and a smile was the greatest gift of all.

Paul is survived by his son Jason Howard Wilson (Hope), granddaughters

Hunter Anniston Wilson and Jaycie Morgan Wilson (Anthony Batte) and their children Amani and Becklen. He also leaves behind his beloved sister Linda Wilson Hill (Karl), their daughter Jennifer Hill Miles (Jeff) and their children Lucas and Ellie Kate, and daughter Katherine Hill Doyle (Liam) and their children Piper, Eden and Langley. He is survived by his sister-in-law Sue Wilson Moore and children Kenneth, Tina, Cindy and Johnny. He also leaves behind his nephew Scott Fitch. He is preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Velonia, his sister Dorothy Wilson Fitch (Mike) and their sons Mike and Craig, his brothers Arthur “Bud” Howard Wilson, Jr, and Wayne Wilson.

Paul will be especially remembered by every walk through the beautiful woods, every walking stick he fashioned from the woods and gifted to so many, and from the memories he created and passed on.

Memorial service will be held at Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel on Saturday, December 10, 2022 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Bob Holtsclaw, officiating.

Visitation is 12:30 – 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, December 10, 2022 prior to the service at Harris Funeral Home Kings Mountain, North Carolina.

Internment will be in Bessemer City Memorial Cemetery, Bessemer City, North Carolina

Memorials: PB&J Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 579 Kings Mountain, North Carolina 28086.

Guest register is available at:

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

Dixon School Road.

NOV. 24: A resident of Raven Circle reported larceny of a motor vehicle and currency.

NOV. 24: A resident of Spruce Street reported larceny of currency.

NOV. 25: A resident of West Mountain Street reported a vehicle break-in and damage to a trunk lid.

NOV. 26: KM Pharmacy, 1106 Shelby Road, reported a break-in and $2,000 damage to a 4x6 feet window.

NOV. 28: A resident of Erskine Drive reported fraud. NOV. 28: A resident of Rosedale Street reported $400 damage to a rear patio slider door.

NOV. 28: Cash Pro Pawn, 101 S. Battleground Avenue, reported a customer pawned stolen property to obtain currency.

NOV. 28: A resident of Merrimont Drive reported $400 damage to a basketball goal.

NOV.29: Boyce Memorial ARP Church, 111 Edgemont Drive, reported fraud.

NOV. 29: Walmart, 1011 Shelby Road, reported shoplifting of $45 in merchandise and concealment of the goods.

NOV. 29: A resident of West Gold St. Extension reported that a shopping cart was pushed into a 2016 Toyota Corolla and damaged $1,494.79.

NOV. 29: CVS, 1017 Shelby Road, reported larceny of over $150 in overthe-counter medicine by a shopper putting the medicine in her purse.

NOV. 30: Moss Lake Campground, 2621 Oak Grove Road, reported a customer paid camping fee for one night, stayed a second night and left without paying.

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – John Floyd Yarbro, Sr was born on May 29, 1933 and went to be with his Lord on November 30, 2022. John was a lifelong resident of Cleveland County and was preceded in death by an infant son, his parents John E. and Sarah Vela Herndon Yarbro, and his siblings Carrie Patterson, Julia Huffstetler, Ed Yarbro, George Yarbro and Ava Sipes.

John was an active member of Boyce Memorial ARP Church where he served as Deacon and Elder. In his later years, he attended First Baptist Church, but he returned to his home church before his death.

John was a Korean War veteran. He retired from Martin Marietta Aggregates. Although he

NOV. 25: Aaron Thomas Willobee, 23, 704 Sandhurst Drive, communicating threats $1,000 secured bond.

NOV. 25: Frankie James Dobbins, 41, Kings Mountain, breaking or entering, $1,000 unsecured bond.


NOV. 22: Patriot Jacks, 832 E. King Street, reported larceny of a $40 child’s North Face Jacket pink/yellow.

NOV. 23: Patriot Jacks, 832 King Street, reported larceny of an Itsy Ritzy backpack valued at $96.08.

NOV. 23: Cornerstone III Properties reported larceny of plywood, lumber, plumbing fittings and extension cords from a construction site on Lackey Street.

NOV. 23: A resident of East Ridge Street reported damage to a glass window on a garage door.

NOV. 24: A resident of McAdenville reported larceny of a burgundy money clip with US Currency on

John Floyd Yarbro
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McAdenville Christmas lights are shining bright

The annual Christmas light spectacular in McAdenville is once again filling everyone who sees them with holiday cheer. Here are some tips to make the experience a safe and special one.

Best time to see the Christmas Lights

If possible visit on Monday – Tuesday – Wednesday or Thursday nights. A tremendous increase in Traffic occurs on Friday – Saturday and Sunday nights.

The times

….Please... Note....

New Time

Each night Monday thru Sunday 5:30 until 10:00 PM.

Lights will go off regardless of the number of cars in line. All Christmas Lights in the common areas of town are on timers, which turn the lights on and off at pre-set times.

Walking thru...Please stay on the sidewalks.

Walking is a great way to see the Christmas lights, the decorated homes and to hear the sounds of the church chimes.

However, when walking

through, please stay on the sidewalks and never go in the yards or on porches of our residents. The decorated homes are private residences, please be respectful while walking.


How much does it cost?

The light display is FREE, no cost whatsoever.

Where can I park and what is the cost?

There are five parking areas in town;

1. Behind the McAdenville Baptist Church/Caromont Clinic.

2. Poplar Street, behind the business area of town.

3. Beside the lake in the heart of Christmas Town.

4. McAdenville Elementary School is a great place to park for those entering from US Highway 29-74.

5. Free parking is also available at the River Keep location on Dickson Road. You can reach Dickson Road off of Highway # 7, just below the I-85 exchange going into McAdenville.

6. Also, in the business

area, street parking is allowed.

How long is the route thru Christmas Town?

The route is approximately 1.3 miles long, on weekends it may take 30-45 minutes to drive the full route, most weeknights it will take less time.

Entrance and Exit Points

There is only one route through Christmas Town.

If you enter town from Interstate 85, once you get to the town limits, continue through town until you reach U.S. Highway 29-74. At this point you will leave Christmas Town.

If you enter town from U.S. 29-74 (coming from the Charlotte area) continue through town until you reach Interstate 85. At this point you will leave Christmas Town .

Are hayrides permitted?

Yes, however, the wagon etc. used for the hayrides must be pulled by a Motor Vehicle. Animals pulling Wagons, Horseback Riding etc. are not permitted on the Christmas Town Route.

Are Touring -Church buses allowed in Christmas Town?

YES.....there's about 300 buses that come thru each year.

Are the light turned on in Inclement Weather?

Yes, more than 30 timers throughout town turn

the lights on and off regardless of the weather conditions.

I have a Dog, are animals allowed to walk thru Christmas Town with their owner?

Yes, however, all animals MUST be on a leash and controlled by their owner.

Can I drive my Golf Cart on the streets of McAdenville during the time the Christmas Light are on?

Only if the Golf Cart is Street must be registered by the state of North Carolina and equipped same as an automobile.

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the Joy Performance Center was the sight of the Downtown Holiday Market. Local Vendors featured goods and crafts, and, of course, the extremely popular Bela Express train rides returned for another season. Holly Jolly

Hayrides debuted downtown. All this and more will continue Saturdays, December 10 and 17.

All this and more in can be found in downtown Kings Mountain for two more weekends, both Friday and Saturday evenings from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

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Scenes from KM Christmas Parade

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“The Light is coming!”

December is filled with preparing our homes and storehouses for Christmas. This is an exciting time of year when we finally get to put up the bright lights and decorations that illuminate our lives for a few weeks, longer for those of you that decorate before Thanksgiving. We begin to smell food that reminds us of years past when life

was much simpler, food that reminds us of Grandma and Grandpa, Mom and Dad. This is the season to enjoy the company of loved ones and fill our bellies with delicious food. But hovering over all of us like a dark raincloud is the lingering darkness that we face. Difficulties, trials, mistakes, and deaths cast a darkness over your life and mine.

Even in the “brightest” of times, Christmas, we cannot seem to shake the darkness that surrounds us in this life. We begin to lose sight of the light, the goodness in this world that helps us have perspective. We begin to stay under this dark raincloud longer and longer, beginning to forget what it is like to feel the warmth of the sun on our face.

It is easy be consumed by a dark world. We find ourselves enthralled in stories and situations that render darkness and violence. We live as though

there is no light in this world, possibly forgetting there is light at all. In the midst of darkness it is normal to feel as though there is no hope. We all fall into periods of heartache, turmoil, anxiety, depression, and loneliness. We begin to seclude ourselves from reality, further delving into the darkness. We cannot remain here, but we cannot do it alone.

2 Corinthians 4:4 , “The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the

glory of Christ, who is the image of God.”

Jesus is the Light of the World! He is the warmth on our face that reminds us of the blessing of each new day. Through Jesus we are set free from the chains that hold us down and cast darkness over our life.

The Light is coming! In the midst of this dark world, light is dawning. The Son is coming over the horizon. Jesus is coming again! He is our only hope in this life. Grace, faith, and salvation is found in Him, Jesus

Christ our Savior.

Psalm 121:1-2, “ I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” The One that made the world knows you, understands you, loves you, and wants to save you. Love Him, trust Him and live for Him alone! All of this is possible because of the Light of Jesus that came at Christmas!

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

Family Worship Center

1818 Shelby Road • 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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Notice: In order to accommodate the number of churches in our communities, we will print two alternating lists of churches each week. If you don’t see the church you’re looking for, be sure to check next week. Support Our Local Churches Call us today to find out how to place your ad on this page 704-484-1047 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder: AND HIS NAME SHALL BE CALLED WONDERFUL, Counselor THE EVERLASTING FATHER, The Prince of Peace Isaiah 9:6 The Staff of HARRIS FUNERAL HOME 108 S. Piedmont Ave. • Kings Mountain 704-739-2591 704-482-9896 904 S. Post Rd., Shelby Locally Owned and Operated Security & Surveillance Systems Specialists for over 32 Years Kenny Spangler, President 227 S. Cherokee St. Kings Mountain 704-739-0193 Tire Inc. We Support our We our local churches churches. 228 S. Washington St. Shelby Compliments of & Gift Gallery C&C Heating & Cooling, LLC Sales–Service Installation Bobby Childers - Owner • NC License #9507 704-739-1043 502 York Rd. • Kings Mountain LAUGHLIN FURNITURE 400 N. Lafayette St., Shelby 704-484-3204 You Call We Haul 704-739-4747 CARS THAT FIT YOUR BUDGET 704-487-5520 tel/fax 1016 College Ave. (Hwy. 150) • Shelby, NC 28152 (Near Boiling Springs, NC) IMPORTS STEIBEL ED
Pastor Cameron Barefield Kings Mountain Church of the Nazarene

Woman's Club officers installed

On Monday November 28, the GFWC NC Kings Mountain Woman's Club installed a new slate of officers for the 2023-2025 administration.

Anne Gamble, GFWC NC District III president presided over the ceremony.

The theme was "Opening the Door to Service" with each new officer being given an ornament representing a front door and gifts related to their office.

Installed were, Jodi Adam's, Second Vice President, Crystal Buchanan, Recording Secretary, Julienne Hambright, Corresponding Secretary, Valerie Boyd, Treasurer, Johann Sherrill, Chaplain and Sunshine Smith, Historian.

First Vice President Bendatra McDowell, recognized current officers for their hard work over the last year and presented a lovely token of appreciation. Denise Cobb is President of the club.

Hospice Cleveland County

“Lighting the Way” December 9

The holidays bring memories of times past and anticipation of holidays yet to come. Memories are our way to hold on to the people we love, and the holiday season is a beautiful time to reflect on the happy times we shared with those so dear to our heart.

Each year, Hospice Cleveland County gives individuals an opportunity to honor and remember special loved ones, friends, and even favorite pets at their annual ‘Lighting the Way” Fundraiser. For each contribution of $10. a luminary is placed on the Court Square in Uptown Shelby. Each luminary is labeled with the name of the individual or pet to be remembered. Special military luminaries are also available while supplies last.

This year’s event will be held on Friday, December 9, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the Marion Street side of the Court Square in Uptown Shelby. Orders are requested no later than December 2. A limited number of luminaries can be purchased the night

of the event. For more information call 704-751-3486 or visit www.HosplceCares. ee To purchase online visit:

In addition to this year’s luminaries. Central United Methodist Church will be partnering with Shelby Presbyterian. First Baptist Church Shelby, and Aldersgate United Methodist Church for a special Christmas Cantata called “City of Hope” which will be performed on the Warren Street side of the Court Square starting at 7pm Participation in events like this help Hospice Cleveland County enhance the lives of individuals and families by bringing hope, dignity, and compassion when they need it most and allow them to spend their final months wherever they call home, surrounded by their loved ones.

Hospice accepts individuals of all ages with any life-limiting illness, such as cancer, emphysema, heart disease. Alzheimer’s disease and debility and decline. Referrals may be made by the patient, family member, physician, minister, friend - anyone who cares. Medicare. Medicaid, and Private Insurance fund most Hospice care, however, services are provided regardless of ability to pay.

Hospice ensures that pain management, therapies. and treatments all support a plan of care that is centered on the person’s goals. Hospice care also provides emotional support and advice to holp family members become confident caregivers and adjust to the future with grief support for up to a year.

For over 35 years. Hospice Cleveland County has served

Handmade for the Holidays Gift Shop

23 at 111 S. Washington St., in Shelby.

There is a great selection of one-of-a-kind gifts

for everyone on your list, for every taste and every budget. If you don’t know what to get that hard to please person, Cleveland County Arts Council also offers gift certificates that can be used for artwork or classes.

Artwork includes handcrafted jewelry, hand woven scarves and hats, ornaments, jellies, fused glass, soup bowls and designer coffee cups, stained glass, lamps, and candle holders, cutting boards, bottle stoppers, mosaics, holiday cards, and much, much more.

Shoppers are welcome Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, and Fridays, 9:00 am –7:00 pm, and Saturdays 10 am – 2pm. For more information, call 704-4842787.

not only the individual experiencing a life-limiting illness, but also his or her family and loved ones. The needs of a family continue after the death of a loved one. Because of the individual differences in reactions to loss and death. Hospice Cleveland County offers a variety of services to the families they serve and to the community in general. There is no charge for any of these services.

Hospice appreciates all the volunteers who make these events possible. If you or someone you know would be interested in joining the Hospice Special Events Committee, call 704-751-3573. More information about hospice, palliative care, and advance care planning is available at or by calling 704-487-4677. Please also visit their Facebook Page and YouTube Channel for videos on Hospice & Palliative Care as well as other topics.

Wreath Across America Day is December 17

Wreaths Across America Day is December 17, at noon at Mountain Rest Cemetery located at 111 S Dilling Street in Kings Mountain. This event is spearheaded by the Colonel Frederick Hambright DAR Chapter and is supported by Kings Mountain Woman’s Club and Shelby Civil Air Patrol.

With nearly 800 wreaths sold to date, the community’s assistance is requested to honor veterans at Mountain Rest Cemetery. Bring your family and join the community in thanking Kings Mountain veterans for their service to our county during this moving ceremony. You can sponsor a live, handmade balsam wreath for $15 at https:// donate.wreathsacrossamerica. org/?pageId=44544.

Each sponsorship goes toward a veteran’s wreath that will be placed on the headstone of an American hero as we endeavor to honor all veterans laid to rest on Saturday, December 17, as part of National Wreaths Across America Day.

“Every donation and wreath sponsorship are a meaningful gift from a grateful American who knows what it means to serve and sacrifice for the freedoms we all enjoy,” said Karen Worcester, executive director of Wreaths Across America.

“We are so grateful to the good people of this great nation for participating in our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach.”

Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester in 1992.

The organization’s mission –Remember, Honor, Teach – is carried out in part each year by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies in December at Arlington, as well as at thousands of veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond.

All Wreaths Across America Day events are, non-political/ religious events, open to all people.

(Ed. Note: The recipes in today’s Cooking Corner are from “A Cookbook of Treasures,” a cookbook published by Bess Chapel United Methodist Church of Cherryville.) HONEY

1 c. sugar

½ c. coconut

½ cup chopped nuts

1 stick margarine

(I use ½ stick)

Boil macaroni in 3 cups water and 1 tablespoon salt.

Drain. Add margarine and combine all other ingredients in a large bowl. Put in a greased casserole and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Let set 10 to 15 minutes before serving.



Lamer Voncannon

2 c. plain flour

2 c. sugar

2 eggs 1 No. 2 can fruit cocktail

2 tsp. salt

2 tsp. soda

Mix well. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Put this in a 13x9-inch baking pan.

Cook 10 minutes and pour over warm cake.


Lillie Lackey

1 pkg. yellow cake mix

3 pkgs. Frozen coconut

2 c. sugar

1 pt. sour cream

1 (9 oz.) Cool Whip



1 c. Pet milk

Mix sour cream, 2 packs coconut and sugar. Chill in refrigerator overnight. Reserve ½ cup of filling. Bake layers and cool. Split layers in half. Fill layers with remaining filling. Mix ½ cup filling with Cool Whip. Ice top and sides of cake. Let cake stay in refrigerator for 3 days before serving. After icing with Cool Whip, put third pack coconut on top and side.

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GFWC NC District III President Anne Gamble, right, installs officers of Kings Mountain Woman's Club. Photo provided Cadet Lopez-Ochoa of Civil Air Patrol Shelby Composite Squadron placing wreath last year. Photo by Loretta Cozart Cleveland County Arts Council’s Handmade for the Holidays Gift Shop is open through December

Christmas festivities continued after parade

Following the Kings Mountain Christmas Parade, festivities continued into Saturday evening downtown at Patriots Park.

At 5:30 p.m., entertainment began at Liberty Falls Amphitheater as dance troupes from Dance Reflections performed, followed by Kings Highway at 6 p.m. Dance Magic performed at 7 p.m.

The headliner for the evening was Kelly Crabb & the Bowling Sisters and their Merry Little Christmas Tour that began at 7:30 p.m.

Meanwhile, Christmas festivities continued throughout Patriots Park, and twinkling Christmas lights illuminated city streets with Mayor Scott Neisler’s signature Downtown Christmas Fantasy Light Show on Railroad Avenue.

Katie and Grady Costner’s Christmas Lights Extravaganza shone brightly, and families walked along, and sometimes through them, to admire the lights.

Many patrons strolled through Patriots Park to see the lights, visit Santa’s Workshop, and shop.

Liberty Mountain Garden located at the Joy Performance Center was the sight of the Downtown Holiday Market. Local Vendors featured goods and crafts, and, of course, the extremely popular Bela Express Train Rides returned for another season. Holly Jolly Hayrides debuted downtown.

Santa will return to his Workshop at the Gazebo in Patriots Park again on De-

ing him.

The Christmas season has begun in Kings Mountain, bringing the sights and sounds of the holiday to our community. Activ-


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“The Share Change program allows the Catawba Nation and Catawba Two Kings Casino to make a positive change in the community by helping very deserving local charitable organizations,” said Kathy George, president of the Catawba Nation Gaming Authority. “The generosity of our casino patrons is great to see, and we thank them for their participation.”

RideAbility is a Therapeutic Riding Program whose mission is to offer a wide range of equine assisted services and programs to children and adults with special needs, as well as veterans, to promote physical, psychological, emotional, social, and spiritual well-be-

ing. RideAbility addresses the health, wellness, and educational needs for their special needs community. About 50% of their participants are unable to pay for services and require tuition assistance.

“We want to thank the casino and its patrons from the bottom of our hearts for loving our families, loving our mission and helping us to be able to share our mission and help more families and children who can’t afford to come to our program,” said Wendy Schonfeld, executive director and certified riding instructor at the RideAbility Therapeutic Riding Center. “Now we are going to be able to serve so many more people because of your amazing donations.”

The mission of the Cleveland County YMCA is simple:

To help all people reach their God given potential in spirit, mind and body. The Cleveland County YMCA has a focus on developing the potential of youth, improving individual health and well-being, and giving back to and supporting communities.

“We appreciate the Catawba Nation for their trust and support in delivering services to kids and families who just can’t afford the programs and for helping kids and families grow strong together,” said Cameron Corder, CEO of Cleveland County YMCA.

From October through December, the Share Change program at the casino is collecting donations for The Salvation Army and the Cleveland County Boys & Girls Club.


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Southwest Michigan, His Dad worked in a factory for 43 years and served as a reserve Sheriff Deputy. His mom was a homemaker who volunteered in her local church. Jim and his two brothers were the first to attend college.

Jim graduated Summa Cum Laude from Western Michigan University with a B.S. in Public Administration and Economics. He went on to earn an MPA from WMU with Honors and began his career in local government administration.

That career spans over 30 years in public service, Jim has served the cause of fiscal stewardship, economic sustainability and Community and economic development and redevelopment as an innovative and entrepreneurial, local government leader.

Jim’s career began with small communities in his home state of Michigan. From there, he moved to Rio Rancho, New Mexico, a small town with a big company—Intel. As Intel grew, the city grew as well.

During his tenure, Rio Rancho was listed as one of the fastest growing cities in the US and multiple municipal projects were completed: Examples include: $47M multi-purpose Event Center arena; $17M City Hall built; New Central Library; Aquatic Center; $100’s of Millions in new streets, water, and sewer infrastructure

Jim first came to North Carolina when he accepted the City Manager position in Gastonia, North Carolina in 2007 (Population 73,000).

Gastonia had 934 employees and a $186M operating budget with a full range of services, including an airport, museum, and golf course. In 2012, Jim accepted the Chief Administrative Officer position in Dallas, NC where he served for 4 additional years.

Since his time in NC, Jim has moved back to the MidWest and spent a few years in Racine, Wisconsin and Middletown, Ohio – both communities of 50-70K citizens.

Jim has been a full member of the International City and County Management Association (ICMA) for over 30 years and earned the designation of ICMA-Credentialed

Manager in 2009. Along the way Jim has served on the Boards of Chambers of Commerce; Downtown Development Authorities; Convention & Visitors Bureaus; Economic Development Corporations; Community Development Authorities; Tax Increment Financing/District Boards; and County Planning Boards and Dispatch Authorities. He has been a member of multiple Rotary clubs and served as a Rotary Board member.

Jim enjoys following sports and is a lifelong Michigan Wolverine and a long-suffering Detroit Lions fan. He enjoys NBA and college basketball and loves watching the History channel. Jim is divorced and has 1 adult son, Austin, who lives and works in Washington, DC.

Jim enjoys hiking, biking, reading, cooking, and travel. Some of his favorite travel spots are Santa Fe, New Mexico and Greenville, SC.

City Council unanimously selected Jim Palenick as the new City Manager.

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ities will continue for two more weekends, so bring the family and share the joy and excitement the Christmas season brings with your family and friends. Various scenes from this past weekend at the Hometown for Christmas event. Photos by Damien O’Brien

Rushing leader Jeffries, top receiver Sanders will return to lead the Mountaineers next fall

Kings Mountain’s Mountaineers will lose some good senior players off this year’s 13-1 football team, but many others will be returning next year to hopefully lead the team to another great regular season and playoff run.

Two of the top five statistical leaders – running back Teddy Jeffries and receiver Ja’Qualyn Sanders will be among the veterans returning when the Mountaineers begin their 101st year of football in 2023. Stat leaders who will be graduating next June


Littlejohn finished his three-year run as varsity quarterback with 155 completions in 242 attempts for 2,488 yards and 21 touchdowns.

Richardson, a four-year starter who missed the last five games last year with an injury, led in tackles with 92 and also rushed for 108 yards and 10 touchdowns in short yardage situations.

Junior Curtis Simpson, who is being highly recruited by major colleges, led the

Ellis hit 58 of 62 PATs and three of six field goals for 67 points.

Jeffries, a junior, was one of the top running backs around with 1,144 yards on 160 carries. He missed the Mountaineers’ final playoff game against East Lincoln with an injury.

Sanders, another junior, led the team in receiving with 45 catches for 762 yards and five touchdowns.

PASSING – Lamont Littlejohn 155-242-2,488 yards,

Caleb Holland 141-825, 10 TDs; Robert Kendrick 36204, 4 TDS; Micah Ward 35156, two TDs; AJ Richardson 32-108, eight TDs; Zay Smith 13-100, one TD; Micah Ward 35-156, two TDs; Ja’Qualyn Sanders 1-3, one TD; Josiah Hill 12-54.

RECEIVING – Sanders 45-762, five TDs; Bryson Brown 25-475, four TDs; Armstrong 1-5, Xzorian Lenair 15-358, one TD; Adams 1-6, Jeffries 8-118; Fair 2-25.

TACKLES – AJ Richardson 92, Jason Melton

Kendrick 29, Willis 23, Smith 22, Holland 2, Micah Ward 23, Ja’Qualyn Sanders 3, CJ Houser 29, Antonio Armstrong 64, Bryson Brown 29, Sincere Lenair 3, Zavion Wilson 22, K. Adams 8, J. Roberts 10, Jeffries 1, Negron 1, Immanuel Feemster 3, Carter Simpson 2, Ethan Guy 7, Josiah Hill 1, Jaden Ellis 1, Malik Littlejohn 2, Rodney Unnasch 61, Odums 3, Black 7, Thomas Fair 18, Michael Lubas 3, Eli Lipscomb 43, Isaiah Eskridge 4, Lee 3,

Vaughn 3. SACKS – Curtis Simpson 23, Richardson 15, Lloyd 1, Ward 1, Melton 5, A. Armstrnog 7, Currie 7, Unnasch 3, Fair 2, Lipscomb 3.

PUNTS – Max Thompson 13-453, 34.8 average.

SCORING – Jeffries 114, Holland 84, Kendrick 30, Smith 24, Lloyd 18, Ward 12, Sanders 36, C. Simpson 6, Brown 24, Littlejohn 6, X. Lenair 18, Richardson 60. PAT – Ellis 67, Richardson 5, Thompson 4.


Wed., Dec. 7

4 p.m. – High school indoor track, Kings Mountain and Foard at Bunker Hill.

Thur., Dec. 8

6 p.m. – High school basketball, Kings Mountain at East Gaston.

6 p.m. – High school swimming, Crest, Cramer and East Gaston at Kings Mountain.

Fri., Dec. 9

6 p.m. – High school basketball, Ashbrook at Kings Mountain.

TBA – High school wrestling, Kings Mountain

Cheerleaders perform zero-deduction routine at NCHSSA Invitational


December 3 in Raleigh. The girls performed a zero-deduction routine in the largest division in the competition.

The team is made up of 18 girls and their rou-

tine consisted of stunting, tumbling, band dances, and crowd leading cheers.

Two hundred teams were present at the competition, the biggest in NCHSAA history. Kings Mountain has not participated since 2004 and represented Kings Mountain

with pride.

Cheerleaders serve as a support group for the different interscholastic athletic teams within their schools. Cheerleaders should always improve student morale, boost team spirit, and help a school achieve the most worth-

while objectives in its interscholastic program.

The positive crowd and student body involvement, directed by the cheerleading squad in support of the school team, should be a major goal.

KMMS volleyball remains unbeaten

Kings Mountain Middle School’s girls volleyball team won two more matches last week and carried an unbeaten record into Tuesday’s final regular season division match at Lin-


The Lady Patriots swept West Lincoln 25-5, 25-11, 25-14 on Tuesday and beat East Lincoln 25-19, 25-15, 25-15 on Thursday.

Leaders at West Lincoln

were Campbell Benton with 10 service points, four aces and eight kills; Avaclaire Moss with 12 assists, two kills, nine service points and one ace; Jillian Patton with seven assists, one kill, nine

service points, five digs and an ace; Avery Cruise with 12 service points, five kills and nine digs; Ava Broome with six digs and three service points; and Jaylee Woodward with seven kills.

in Olympic individual tournament.

Sat., Dec. 10

TBA – High school wrestling, Kings Mountain in Olympic individual tournament

Tues., Dec. 13

5:30 p.m. – High school wrestling, Kings Mountain, Polk Co. and Statesville at Newton-Conover quad. Wed., Dec. 14

4 p.m. – High school indoor track, Kings Mountain and other teams across Western North Carolina at Polk County.

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Jan. 10 South Point

Jan. 12 Burns Jan. 13 at Stuart Cramer

Jan. 17 at Crest

Jan. 20 at Ashbrook

Jan. 24 at Hunter Huss

Jan. 25 at Shelby

Jan. 27 North Gaston

Jan. 31 Forestview

Feb. 3 at South Point

Feb. 7 Stuart Cramer

Feb. 8 at Cox Mill

Feb. 10 Crest

*Holiday tournament at KMHS.

Drive Thru Live Nativity

Everyone is invited to come out to the Rehobeth United Methodist Church Drive Thru Live Nativity/ Town of Bethlehem Christmas event on December 9th10th from 6 pm -8 pm. The church is located at, 2036 Rehobeth Church, Road, Shelby, NC 28150. Rain date for this event will be December 16th17th from 6pm -8pm.

Chamber after hours at Gragg Financial Dec. 13

Gragg Financial at their location at 9 E. Marion Street in Shelby on Tuesday, December 13 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Oak Grove Fire Dept. Boston Butt fundraiser

If you like North Carolina barbecue and supporting your fire department, it is time to place your order with Oak Grove Fire Department. They are conducting their annual Christmas Boston Butt sale starting now until December 22. All Boston butts are traditionally wood smoked, $40, and include slaw and sauce. Purchase online via their Facebook page or by contact a member. Pickup for Boston Butts is December 24th, between 3:00 -5:00 p.m.

Chamber Member Luncheon at Spinning Leaf at


Cleveland County Chamber of Commerce announces their Member Luncheon Hours sponsored by Spinning Leaf at Northlake at 1200 N. Washington Street in Shelby on Wednesday, December 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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Pinnacle Classical Academy ranks in top 5% of state's school districts, charter schools on ACT

Pinnacle Classical Academy's students were among the highest scoring in North Carolina on the ACT College Admissions Assessment in 2021-22, according to data recently released by the Department of Public Instruction.

North Carolina administers the ACT to all 11th graders in public schools each spring.

The average ACT composite score of Pinnacle Classical Academy's students (21.2) was much higher than the average composite score statewide (18.2) and exceeded the average score of 114 out of 115 of the state's K-12 local school districts, including the school districts in Cleveland and surrounding counties. Pinnacle Classical Academy's average ACT composite score also ranked #16 among the

206 public charter schools in North Carolina.

In addition, the students' average ACT reading score (23.9) ranked #9 among the 206 charter schools in the state.

"Because of the hard work of our faculty and our classical curriculum, our students excel on the ACT, which is so crucial for college admissions and scholarship decisions," said Dr. Shelly Bullard, the school's headmaster. "Our students read great works of literature and explore primary sources, allowing them to become thoughtful readers -- a skill that will serve them well throughout their lives."

Debbie Clary, Pinnacle Board member commented, “At Pinnacle, our students are funded at an average of 26% less than their peers in the traditional public school. The

state’s government operated schools are allowed to keep a portion of the local and some federal funds for the students public charter schools serve. In addition, public charter schools do not receive any funds for our school buildings, while the government operated public schools buildings are compliments of state and county funds, without limitation or regard of cost per square foot. Not only are taxpayers getting a bargain in public charter schools, our students are getting a superior education.”

Located in Shelby, Pinnacle Classical Academy is a free K-12 public charter school that is celebrating its tenth anniversary year. The 29 seniors in the class of 2022 were offered a combined $3,088,800 in four-year merit scholarships and awards.

Gaston College receives grant to expand adult educational opportunities

Gaston College has received an Educational Opportunity Centers program grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The program provides counseling and information on college admissions to qualified adults who want to enter or continue a program of postsecondary education, and also advises participants on financial aid options, including basic financial planning skills. It is administered through the Federal TRiO Programs office.

The grant is for five award periods, with the first budget period running from September 1, 2022, through August 31, 2023. Gaston College has received $232,049 for this period. Subsequent budget periods span from September 1 through August 31, ending in 2027. Federal funds finance 100 percent of the total costs of the program; zero percent of non-federal dollars have been used to finance this program.

Over those five years, the Gaston College TRiO-Educational Opportunity Center

aims to help expand educational opportunities for adults in Gaston and Lincoln counties. The funds from the grant will place professional support staff in the community to provide counseling and information on college admissions and financial aid to qualified adults with a desire to pursue education beyond high school. The Center’s overall goal is to increase the number of adults in the surrounding area enrolling in colleges and universities.

All services are provided free of charge to participants who meet the eligibility requirements. Among those requirements are U.S. citizenship or permanent residency in Gaston or Lincoln County, being at least 19 years old, and not having previously earned a college degree. Priority is given to individuals who are low-income or who have parents who do not have a college degree. Veterans, military family members, and unaccompanied, homeless, or foster-care youth are strongly encour-

aged to apply. Services include assistance completing applications for college admissions, testing and financial aid for 2- and 4-year colleges, guidance and referrals to GED and Adult High School programs, career counseling, college pre-admission counseling, specialized assistance for veterans, assistance with scholarship applications, and education and counseling designed to improve financial and economic literacy for participants.

“The caring and supportive TRiO-EOC staff at Gaston College are committed to turning your educational dreams into reality by helping remove barriers that often keep people from taking the next step in their educational journey,” said Dr. Jennifer Nichols, Vice President for Educational Partnerships. “Let us help you take that next step.”

For more information about the program and eligibility requirements, email

Marine’s Toys for Tots helps local children in need

Western North Carolina Toys for Tots is a locally operated campaign of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation. All toys and monies collected by their campaign stays in the area to help children right here at home.

With the aid of local volunteers, WNC Toys for Tots has served the children of Western North Carolina for over 20 years. Last year they helped over 4,500-plus children with the donations of toys and money that were received.

Ruth Holbert is the Coordinator for WNC Toys for Tots campaign and is a resident of Henderson County, where the campaign is headquartered. “This year we want to help just as many children as we can. I hope that you can take the time to either purchase a $10.00 or more toys and drop it in our collection boxes that you will find located in your local businesses or make a monetary donation. Remember the need is GREAT and the children in our communities are counting on us to

make a difference for them this Christmas Season,” Holbert said.

“If you would like to contribute to our campaign by making a monetary donation, please mail a check made payable to Toys for Tots to 1035 Kyles Creek Rd., Hendersonville NC 28792. We cover children ages 1 -year up to 13 -years old.”

Western North Carolina Toys for Tots’ campaign covers Buncombe, Cleveland, Henderson, Madison, Polk, Transylvania, and Yancey counties. They work in conjunction with Elementary Schools in these counties as well as other programs who work to distribute the toys to families in need.

If you reside in any of these counties and require assistance from this program, please see your child’s school counselor or have them contact. If you do not

Marine bear.

CCC paramedic program re-accredited

The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) has awarded continuing accreditation to the Emergency Medical Services Paramedic program at Cleveland Community College.

This means the EMS Paramedic program meets standards developed by professionals within the discipline. These standards are intended to reflect what a person needs to know and be able to do to function successfully and provide safe, appropriate care as a paramedic.

and maintaining accreditation requires external

verification, review, and validation. As a CAAHEP-accredited program, CCC’s EMS Paramedic program submits outcomes

for an annual review and goes through a comprehensive site visit review with CAAHEP every five years. The next comprehensive evaluation of the program, including a site review, is scheduled to occur no later

Scan this barcode to find out more information about helping Toys For Tots.

have school aged children and require assistance, please contact us at 828-272-6043 or email wnctft@yahoo. com and they will direct you to another organization that they are working with in your county.

Where to cut your own Christmas tree

Nothing makes the home feel cozier during the Christmas season that a fresh-cut tree. With tree lots available in several places around town, you might decide to support local businesses and purchase from them. But for many, making the trip to a tree farm and cutting a fresh tree is their tradition.

According to NC Christmas Tree Association, North Carolina is ranked second in the nation in number of trees harvested and cash receipts. The state provides 26 percent of all real Christmas trees in the nation.

Fraser Fir trees make up 94 percent of all the Christmas trees grown in NC. Approximately 850 growers producing Fraser Fir Christmas trees on an estimated 40,000 acres. North Carolina Fraser fir has soft, pleasant-to-touch needles, incomparable needle retention, long lasting aroma, and more pliable yet stronger branches for even the heaviest ornaments.

Depending upon your preference, where you buy your Christmas is as individual as the person buying

Please include the following in your email, your name, city, county (this is very important) contact number and the gender and ages of your children. We do not want children’s names. If you have signed up with another program, please do not ask us for help as this is considered double dipping and it is not fair to other families.

The pickup date for collection boxes started on December 4, because they are short staffed at their warehouse. However, monetary donations continue to be accepted.

The Toys for Tots staff hope you will be willing to help them reach their goals and ensure that every child in Western North Carolina wakes up on Christmas morning and realizes that “Santa did come after all.” Semper Fidelis.

it. Some folks love to drive for hours to purchase a tree in the same location they bought trees with their parents, while others choose to stay closer to home. Others might just visit a friend’s land and choose to cut a tree there. There is no right way to do this; what you do with your family creates memories that last a lifetime.

With so many trees available in the state, trees are plentiful just about everywhere you look. However, no Choose ‘n Cut farms are in Cleveland County, according to the NC Christmas Tree Association. There are quite a few tree farms within a twohour’s drive though. Some of those are:

• Appalachian Christmas Mountain Farms - 7177 US Hwy 421 N Boone, NC 28607

• Appalachian Evergreens, Inc. - 574 RC Cook Road Blowing Rock, NC 28607

• Avery Farms / Trinity Tree Company - 615 Avery Lane Plumtree, NC 28664

• Boyd Mountain Christmas Tree Farm - 445 Boyd Farm Rd Waynesville, NC 28785

• C & J Christmas Trees1999 Brookshire Rd Boone,

NC 28607

• Cartner Christmas Tree Farm - 901 Balsam Drive PO Box 247, Newland, NC 28657

• Circle C Tree Farms372 Will Cook Road Boone, NC 28607

• Clawson’s Christmas Tree Farm - 4805 194 N Boone, NC 28607

• Good Shepherd Farms, LLC - 2155 Blackberry Road Boone, NC 28607

• Helms Christmas Tree Farm - 6345 Christmas Tree Lane, Vale, NC 28168

• Panoramic View Christmas Tree Farm - 368 Panoramic Lane Boone, NC 28607

• Snowy Mountain Christmas Tree Farm - 4699 Linville Falls, Hwy 221 S., Newland, NC 28657

• Two D’s Nursery7849 Linville Falls Highway Newland, NC 28657

For a more comprehensive list, visit the NC Christmas Tree Association website.

Avoid job scams this holiday season

Retailers and shippers traditionally hire seasonal workers to fulfill the demands of holiday shoppers whether they are online or in person. These jobs are a great way to make extra money, sometimes with the possibility of turning into a long-term employment opportunity, however, they are not all what they seem.

When looking for something part-time or to fill the gap until a better opportunity comes along, the Better Business Bureau has some suggestions to make the seasonal job hunt successful. Being proactive in finding the right opportunity is key, but so is watching out for a job that just seems too good to be true. Tips to avoid holiday job


• Employers will never ask for payment upfront for a job. Beware of businesses that ask applicants to pay for job supplies, application, or training fees. These expenses are the responsibility of the employer ... and a big red flag that something is wrong.

• Be wary of job offers that don’t require an interview. Even during the peak hiring season, reputable companies prefer to talk to top job candidates before hiring them. If a job offer is presented without an interview (on the phone or in person) or is offered only via the internet, question the company’s hiring practices, and do a little more

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Frasier Fir is the most popular Christmas tree grown in NC. Photo by NC Christmas Tree Association

Molly Grantham book signing at Imperial Mercantile

Molly Grantham, anchor, author, speaker, and mom will be at the Imperial Mercantile on December 11 from 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. for a signing of her books “The Juggle Is Real” and “Small Victories.”

Molly Grantham is a two-time EMMY-award-winning journalist who has been named TV News Reporter of the Year for both Carolinas, one of Mecklenburg County’s “50 Most Influential Women” and most recently, “Charlottean of the Year” in 2020 by Charlotte Magazine. She anchors WBTV News at 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., and solo anchors the 11 p.m. She published her second book last year in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, is a leader in social media, and is heavily involved in the Charlotte community.

Since arriving in Charlotte as a reporter in 2003, Molly has covered gangs, terrorism, and the fight to legalize cannabis oil in North Carolina. She is also well-known for #MollysKids, children with uphill medical battles. Molly

raise funds for pediatric illnesses and research. Much of it is through her active Facebook page (www.

Her first book, Small Victories: The Off-Camera Life of an On-Camera Mom, sold out on Amazon in its first week. It’s a funny, real-life account of juggling too much. A perfect lead-in to her second book, The Juggle is Real, which launched in May of 2020 and encourages women to laugh through imperfections and some-




Having qualified on 9th day of November, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of ROBERT BREVARD CALLAHAN, 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, Derrick Eugene Callahan, Administrator, on or before the 23rd of February, 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 23rd day of November, 2022.

Derrick Eugene Callahan, Administrator Estate of: Robert Brevard Callahan 2917 Wood Rd Mooresboro, NC 28114

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


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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times drop balls they have up in the air. (Reviews and more, here:

In 2018, Molly gave a TEDx Charlotte Talk called “The Real We Are” on stereotypes about women and image. It was well-received, in part because it wasn’t something you expect a television news anchor to tackle, being that her career is visual and harshly judged.

Cancer has hit Molly’s family hard. Her grandfather died of pancreatic cancer. Her mom died of breast cancer in 2017 and her father, who she calls her “forever hero,” died of colon cancer in 2006. Her grandmother also battled breast cancer and her great-grandmother died of the disease. It’s part of the reason she has a huge passion to find a cure. Every year she captains #TeamMolly for Komen Charlotte’s “Race for the Cure” and over the past decade has helped that event raise millions, pouring much of it back into the community.

Molly and her husband, Wes, have a 10-year-old

daughter, 7-year-old son, and baby boy who is a 1 -year-old.

In her next life, she wants to be a mermaid.


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• Be wary of big money for small jobs. If an employer is promising outrageously good wages for what seems like simple tasks such as reshipping packages, stuffing envelopes or answering phones, this is a red flag. These too-good-to-be-true offers are an attempt to steal your

Who should get a flu vaccine this season?

Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine every season with rare exceptions according to the Centers for Disease Control. Vaccination is particularly important for people who are at higher risk of serious complications from influenza. A full listing of people at Higher Risk of Developing Flu-Related Complications is available.

Flu vaccination has important benefits. It can reduce flu illnesses, visits to doctor’s offices, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as make symptoms less severe and reduce flu-related hospitalizations and deaths.

Different flu vaccines are approved for use in different age groups.

• There are several flu shots approved for use in people as young as 6 months old and older, and two are approved only for adults 65 years and older.

• Flu shots also are recommended for pregnant people and people with certain chronic health conditions.

• The nasal spray flu vaccine is approved for use in people 2 years through 49 years of age. People who are pregnant and people with certain medical conditions should not receive the nasal spray flu vaccine.

personal information from a fake job application and can take a long time to recover from.

• Never work for a company before they hire you. A legitimate company will not ask potential applicants to complete complex projects before making an official offer. Before beginning any work, request an offer letter or confirmation in writing of what the job entails, including an official start date and compens.




Having qualified on 9th of November, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of JOHN WRIGHT WILLIAMS, 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, Shanda Spencer, Administratrix on or before the 16th of February, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All per-sons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 16th day of November, 2022.

Shanda Spencer, Administratrix Estate of John Wright Williams. P.O. Box 1899 Boiling Springs, North Carolina 28017

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Having qualified on 15th day of November, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of RUBY S. PRICE, 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, Jacquelyn H. Price, Executrix, on or before the 23rd of February, 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 23rd day of November, 2022.

Jacquelyn H. Price, Executrix Estate of: Ruby S. Price PO Box 310 Bostic, NC 28018

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There are many vaccine options to choose from.

• For people younger than 65 years, CDC does not recommend any one flu vaccine over another.

• For adults 65 years and older, there are three flu vaccines that are preferentially recommended for people 65 years and older. These are Fluzone High-Dose Quadrivalent vaccine, Flublok Quadrivalent recombinant flu vaccine, and Fluad Quadrivalent adjuvanted flu vaccine. If none of the three flu vaccines preferentially recommended for people 65 and older is available at the time of administration, people in this age group can get any other age-appropriate flu vaccine instead.

The most important thing is for all people 6 months and older to get a flu vaccine every year.

If you have questions about which flu vaccine to get, talk to your doctor or other health care professional. More information is available at Who Should and Who Should NOT Get a Flu Vaccine.

Who Should Not Receive a Flu Shot:

But not everyone should get a flu shot. Different influenza (flu) vaccines are approved for use in people in different age groups. In addition, some vaccines are not recommended for certain groups of people. Factors that can determine a person’s suitability for vaccination, or vaccination with a particular vaccine, include a person’s age, health (current and past) and any allergies to flu vaccine or its components.

For the 2022-2023 flu season, there are three flu vaccines that are preferentially recommended for people 65 years and older. These are Fluzone HighDose Quadrivalent vaccine, Flublok Quadrivalent recombinant flu vaccine, and Fluad Quadrivalent adjuvanted flu vaccine. This recommendation was based on a review of available studies which suggests that, in this age group, these vaccines are potentially more effective than standard dose unadjuvanted flu vaccines. There is no preferential recommendation for people younger than 65 years.

If none of the three flu vaccines preferentially recommended for people 65 years and older is available at the time of administration, people in this age group should get any other age-appropriate flu vaccine instead.

People with egg allergies can receive any licensed, recommended age-appropriate influenza (flu) vaccine (IIV4, RIV4, ccIIV4, or LAIV4) that is otherwise appropriate. People who have a history of severe egg allergy (those who have had any symptom other than hives after exposure to egg) should be vaccinated in a medical setting, supervised by a health care provider who is able to recognize and manage severe allergic reactions. Two completely egg-free flu vaccine options are available: Flublok Quadrivalent recombinant flu vaccine and Flucelvax Quadrivalent cell-based flu shot.


In the Matter of the Estate of: ALICE ELIZABETH TOWERY aka ALICE ELIZABETH JONES TOWERY File No. 22 E 106


STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA CLEVELAND COUNTY IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION 22 E 106 Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Alice Elizabeth Towery aka Alice Elizabeth Jones Towery, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the Estate of said Alice Elizabeth Towery aka Alice Elizabeth Jones Towery to present them, duly verified, to the undersigned, Jessica Jones Lance, c/o Loann S. Meekins, Teddy Meekins & Talbert, PLLC, 301-A E. Warren Street, Shelby, NC 28150 on or before the 16th day of February, 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 16th day of November, 2022. Jessica Jones Lance, Executor of the Estate, c/o Loann S. Meekins, Teddy Meekins & Talbert, PLLC, 301-A E. Warren Street, Shelby, NC 28150 KM (11/16, 11/23, 11/30 & 12/7/2022)



In the Matter of the Estate of: JOHN HOGUE GJELHAUG, Deceased File No. 22 E 382


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)

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CCSO adds Cunningham to Most Wanted

On December 5, Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office added Marcus Marcel Cunningham, 33, to their Most Wanted list. Cunningham is described as 6', 04" tall and weighing 165 pounds.

He is wanted for assault by strangulation, assault on child with injury, possession of stolen vehicle, possession of stolen firearm, and possession of firearm by felon.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s office by using their mobile app or by calling 704.484.4822.

Gaston County has 13th rabies case

On Wednesday, November 30, at 9:15 p.m., Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement responded to a call regarding a resident’s dog that killed a raccoon in the back yard of their residence located in the 3400 block of Autumn Drive in Gastonia, NC. The dog was upto-date on its rabies vaccinations and received a booster soon after the incident. On November 30, 2022, the raccoon was processed, and a rabies specimen was sent to the North Carolina State Lab.

On Friday, December 2, Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement was notified the raccoon tested positive for rabies.

Animal Care and Enforcement notified the resident and conducted a neighborhood canvas around Autumn Drive, Gastonia, NC to notify the community of the positive rabies result and to verify rabies vaccinations for family animals in the area.

Gaston County Animal Care and Enforcement also notified the Gaston County Department Health and

Human Services.

Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement stresses the importance of having an up-to-date rabies vaccination for all your pets. By keeping your pets current on their rabies vaccines, you are protecting them from contracting the disease from wildlife and spreading the disease to your family and other animals, and people in the community. Furthermore, it is important to never handle or transport sick animals.

The animal could have rabies. Gaston County residents should contact Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement to capture and transport sick animals. This represents the thirteenth confirmed rabies case in Gaston County this year. No further information is currently available.




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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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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GCPD seeks assistance in larceny from motor vehicle case

On November 30, Gaston County Police Department released a request for assistance in an October larceny. The department shared that on October 11, between 11:30 p.m. and 11:58 p.m., two Stihl chainsaws, one Stihl backpack blower and one Milwaukee drill set were stolen from a resident’s vehicle off Rudisill Road in Lincolnton.

The suspect is a white male with tattoos on his shoulders and on his back possibly. He was driving a two-toned vehicle, light colored upper half, and darker colored lower half. The make and model are unknown. The vehicle also has a tag on the

front, but it was not legible in the videos. The victim stated the vehicle was very loud. Please keep in mind the photo is of low quality but are the only ones available to GCPD. Videos are also available on their Facebook page.

If you have any information regarding this case or the identity of the suspect, please contact Officer Proctor with the Gaston County Police Department at 704-866-3320 or Crime Stoppers of Gaston County, anonymously, at 704-861-8000. Please do not comment information publicly on Facebook.

CCRM Emergency Winter Shelter Now Open

Providing Emergency Shelter

for People in Need During Extreme Weather Conditions

Cleveland County Rescue Ministries (CCRM) is welcoming men who seek overnight emergency shelter during the winter months at their men’s restoration building, located at 706 Julius Street. Intake begins at 4:00PM every day and a total of 30 beds will be provided. This year the shelter will be opening one month earlier, with services lasting from December 1st – March 31st.

The Men’s Overnight Emergency Winter Shelter is an emergency service that is put into effect every year to prevent individuals from spending the night in extreme cold and potentially freezing to death. All individuals will receive a hot meal at night, breakfast in the morning, warm blanket, and a place to sleep for the night.

“This is how we are helping people.” said Micheal Woods, the Executive Director of CCRM, as he takes pride in this service. “We are grateful knowing that we are keeping people safe, fed, and alive.”

If you have questions, wish to donate, or would like to volunteer at CCRM, you can obtain more information by calling Cleveland County Rescue Mission at (704) 4811889 or visiting their website at

Cleveland County Rescue Mission (CCRM) is dedicated to serving the homeless and poor populations of Shelby, and Cleveland County, NC.

By providing access to basic needs as well as opportunities for restoration, personal growth, and development, CCRM enables people to begin their journey out of crisis and into self-sufficiency. For more, visit

Atrium Health now part of 5th largest hospital chain in US

After sharing plans to come together in May, Advocate Aurora Health and Atrium Health today announced they have closed on their formal combination to create Advocate Health. The combined organization will focus on best meeting patients’ needs by redefining how, when and where care is delivered.

In addition to delivering the best health outcomes and making care more accessible and affordable, Advocate Health is committed to being a force for meaningful social impact. The organization aims to bring medical innovations to patients more quickly, address the root causes of health inequities, advance population health, enable career advancement and achieve

carbon neutrality by 2030.

“Powered by 150,000 teammates – including the best and brightest physicians, nurses, researchers and faculty – we are poised to push past traditional geographic and care delivery boundaries to create a healthier tomorrow for all,” said Eugene A. Woods, chief executive officer of Advocate Health.

“We couldn’t be more pleased to bring our organizations together to do more, be better and go faster to help more people live well while training the next generation of health care professionals,” said Jim Skogsbergh, who will serve alongside Woods as chief executive officer until his retirement in 18 months.

Advocate Health is




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


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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headquartered in Charlotte, while maintaining a strong presence in the Chicago and Milwaukee areas, including a planned, new, Milwaukee-based institute for health equity. The Advocate Health Care, Atrium Health and Aurora Health Care brands will continue to be used in their respective local communities, with Wake Forest University School of Medicine serving as the academic core of the combined entity.

The board of directors comprises an equal number of members from Advocate Aurora and Atrium Health.

Thomas C. Nelson, chair of Atrium Health’s board of directors, will chair the

new organization’s board until Dec. 31, 2023. Michele Richardson, chair of Advocate Aurora’s board of directors, will assume leadership for the immediately succeeding two-year term.

Advocate Health serves nearly 6 million patients annually and is the fifth-largest nonprofit integrated health system in the nation. With revenues of more than $27 billion, the newly combined organization comprises more than 1,000 sites of care and 67 hospitals with more than 21,000 physicians and nearly 42,000 nurses. The health system delivers nearly $5 billion in annual community benefit.




Having qualified on 10th day of November, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of JAMES EDWARD BLANTON, 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, Vicky Blanton, Executrix, on or before the 16th of February, 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 16th day of November, 2022.

Vicky Blanton, Executrix Estate of: James Edward Blanton 1347 Crossland Rd Clover, SC 29710

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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


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

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HANDYMAN. All rental and residential services. No job too small. Call Ray at 704-813-7623

WILL CLEAN HOUSES. Want your house to sparkle and shine for the holidays then give me a call. Call or text me at 704-419-9016 or email me at (704) 419-9016

CAROLINA BARN AND SHED PICKER! Do you have a Barn, Garage, or Shed full of antiques or lost treasures your looking to get rid of? CALL ME! I have a trailer if you have larger items. Serving Cleveland and Gaston County and surrounding areas. Tim 1-661312-6159 (661) 312-6159

NO-BUG CHRISTMAS! Bob’s Pest Control. Yard sprays only. Ants, fire ants, yellow jackets, roaches, mice, rats. 704-6897024.

WARREN AUTOMOTIVE SALES & SERVICE. State of the Art Diagnostics for Major or Minor Repairs.Trusted & Skilled Mechanics. Tuesday - Saturday 10 - 6 (828) 748-8050


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

NOW UNTIL CHRISTMAS. Open 10am-5pm Tuesday-Sat. Closed Sunday & Monday. Farm House Decor, Antiques, Collectibles, Vintage Toys, Hot Wheels, Jewelry, Christmas and MORE. 985 US 74 Business Hwy., Ellenboro. Find us on FB. 828-382-0075.

BIG CHRISTMAS SALE. Fri & Sat, Dec 2nd & 3rd. Over 1,000 new toys. No pallet stuff. Sandy Mush beside OHM, across from Fire Dept. For details call. (828) 755-4129



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


MOBILITY CHAIRS, SERVICE, USED/NEW. Mobility chairs from $450. to $1695. Service, used and new chairs. Call/text Scooterman John. 704-951-4224 (704) 951-4224 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.

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.


CHRISTMAS PUPPIES! AKC LABRADORS. One chocolate male, one black male, two black females remaining. 8 weeks old. Parents on site. Vet-checked, dewormed, first shots $800. Call or text (704) 473-4891

GREAT FOR GIFTS OR COLLECTING! SILVER, GOLD & COINS! SILVER Bars & Rounds 1Oz., 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

NEW BEE KEEPING PROTECTIVE GEAR Helmet with vail-$15, Gloves-$10/pair, Suit with vail-$65. Limited sizes and quanity available. 828980-1823.

ALL METAL GARAGES. Big Discounts! Zero down. Call for more details. 828-382-0455.

STORAGE BUILDINGS NEW, USED, REPO’S. LARGE SELECTION! CASH or RENT TO OWN. NO CREDIT CHECK! J Johnson Sales 2690 Hwy 221 South, Forest City Thursday - Friday 10-5 Saturday 10-12 (828) 245-5895

METAL ROOFING IN STOCK! Thursday - Friday 10-5 Saturday 10-12. J Johnson Sales (828) 245-5895

FREE HORSE MANURE COMPOST Free horse manure compost. Great for gardens. Located in Bostic, NC. 828-4470652 (828) 447-0652


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

2 BEAUTIFUL CATS FREE. Spayed & neutered, shots. Solid black, green eyes, mixed Siamese, blue eyes. Very healthy. (704) 472-7233

CHRISTMAS PUREBRED GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES. $500 each. Ready to go December 4th. Text 704-6856323 or call 704-702-2235 for more information.



HOME REMODELING. Interior and exterior remodeling. Call Charlie today for your free estimate! (828) 244-7087


YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 532-1587

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

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


RUTHERFORD MINI STORAGE AUCTION PUBLIC SALE. 11:00AM December 16th. Rutherford Mini Storage, 1301 US Hwy 221, Rutherfordton, NC. Contents of Units: #B12 Wihide for non-payment of storage rent. (704) 473-7358 (704) 473-7358 andrew.sain@

STANLEY MINI STORAGE AUCTION PUBLIC SALE. 12:30PM, Dec 16th, Stanley Mini Storage Storage, 3844 Charles Raper Jonas Hwy., Stanley NC. Contents of Units: #53/100 Foreman, #96 Willard, #41/88 Straw, #52 Brown, #110 McSwain, #130 Baker, #64 Pruitt, #17 Bailey, #40 Capps, #12 Messer, #14/15/109 Ritch, #18/113 Wood, #23/99 Smith, #35 D. Abernathy, #44 Sheriff, #58/63 N. Abernathy, #85 Gore for Non-Payment of Storage Rent. (704) 473-7358 andrew.


SMALL KIDS MINI-BIKE $350. Small kids 4 wheeler $450. 2006 Harley $5,000. All garage kept. 828-247-0506.

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

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

BRAND NEW 16’ ALUMNUM Walk Board, $200. (1) 1000 watt generator, new, $100. Call 704-530-7576

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

OLD GAMBLING MACHINE $150. Would make a good man cave piece. (704) 300-1818 1999 DODGE 1500. $800. I have ‘99 Dodge pickup, been wrecked, has some good body parts, has good 360 engine and new radiator. (704) 300-1818

ASSORTMENT OF CHILTON REPAIR MANUALS. I have a large assortment of Chilton Auto Repair Manuals. Some are imports and trucks. Some Motor Manuals all are hard back copies. Best Offer! (704) 300-1818

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

ALL TRAILERS CASH, FINANCE, CREDIT CARDS or RENT TO OWN. J Johnson Sales Forest City, NC. Thursday - Friday 10-5, Saturday 1012. Ph. (828) 245-5895

STEEL CARPORTS & GARAGES. 12 wide, 18, 20, 22, 24 & 30 wides on display. Large onsite display. J Johnson Sales Forest City 2690 Hwy 221 South. Thursday - Friday 10-5 Saturday 10-12. Ph.(828) 2455895

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

PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704-482-2243. (704) 538-5788

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

NEW USED REPO BUILDINGS Thursday - Friday 10-5 Sat. 10-12 J Johnson Sales 2690 US Hwy 221 South, Forest City, NC (828) 245-5895


DANNY’S AUTOWERKS. Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Call Danny 828-2893081 or Jimmy 828-289-1175.

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

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

CASH FOR YOUR CAR. Running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704-692-6767, (704) 487-0228

REGISTERED CHOCOLATE LAB PUPPIES. 5 males, 8 wks 12/23/22, wormed & shots. Ready for forever home. (704) 477-8944

KONG PET CRATE $25. Pet carrier $25. Clean, perfect condition. Text for info & photos. (317) 966-3383

OEG BANTUM CHICKENS. Free to good home. (704) 4661398

DOG KENNELS & DOG HOUSES. Dog kennels 10x10x6, 10x20x6, Dog Houses 8x12, 10x16 Delivered & Installed Available. J Johnson Sales Thursday & Friday 10-5 Saturday 10-2. Ph. (828) 2455895

LOOKING FOR A PUPPY Looking for a female puppy. Full blooded. No mix breed please. 8 weeks and younger. Prefer small breed. Text with info and pictures. 7044739866 (704) 473-9866

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.

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

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


GERMAN SHEPHERD FEMALE. Solid black, 18 months old, AKC registered, working bloodline. $450. 828-429-0053, 828-7489238. Check our Facebook at Dysart Wolf & Sheperd Kennel.

AKC REGISTERED SCHNAUZER PUPPIES. Salt & Pepper. Ready by Dec 15th. Call or text, (704) 915-0004


AKC REGISTERED AKITA PUPPIES. Ready Dec 3rd. Serious inquiries only. Nice size, beautiful puppies. (704) 6005975

GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPPIES $800. Golden doodle puppies $1,000. All 7 weeks old, male & female. All have had first shots. 704-309-4513.


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

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

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

CUSTOM BUILT PLAY SETS. Metal/Tarp roof. Playhouse, Sandbox, Swings, Slides, Rock Climbs and more. Delivery available. Union Mills, NC. 301491-3174.

USED & NEW MOBILITY CHAIRS From $475. Call Scooterman John @ NC Mobility Services 704-951-4224






RENT TO OWN TRAILERS. ENCLOSED, DUMP, GOOSENECK, CAR HAULERS. Thursdays - Fridays 10-5, Sat. 10-12. J Johnson Sales, inc. (828) 245-5895

Page 6B The Kings Mountain Herald | Wednesday, December 7, 2022 ANNOUNCEMENTS BURGERS SPECIAL BUY 1 $4.79. Get 1 Free, 4 hot dogs $5, 2 Footlongs $6 at Top Dog Fast Foods. Spindale. PLACE YOUR HOLIDAY ORDERS TODAY!! PIES $17.50 - $22.50 & MEALS $21.50 Tom’s Bakery, 120 Belvedere Ave., Shelby, NC 28150. Email: tgreene1@twc (704) 473-1413 BINGO! $300-$500 JACKPOT. $2 hotdogs to go also. Monday Nights at Neal Senior Center Shelby. For details call
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
COINS * COINS * COINS. We Buy & Sell Coins. “Coin Collector Supplies.” JAKE’S KNIVES & COLLECTIBLES. 1008
South Lafayette Street, Shelby. Call 704-600-6996 (980) 295-5568
COUNTRY CHRISTMAS VOCALIST/GUITARIST. Country Christmas Vocalist/Guitarist available December 1st through 15th for your special Christmas celebration, within a 50-mile radius from Gastonia. Indoor venues only.
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Chewy Sugar Cookies

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1-1/4 cups margarine

2 cups white sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/4 cup white sugar for decoration

• Preheat oven to 350 degree. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

• In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and 2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then the vanilla. Gradually stir in the dry ingredients until just blended.

Roll the dough into walnut sized balls and roll the balls in remaining 1/4 cup of sugar. Place cookies 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets and flatten slightly.

• Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until lightly browned at the edges. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Rolled Sugar Cookies

1 1/2 cups butter, softened 2 cups white sugar

4 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

5 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

• In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).

• Preheat oven to 400 degrees). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

•Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.

Amish Sugar Cookies

(Soft cookie made with batter, rather than dough) 1-1/2 cups vegetable oil 1-1/2 cups white sugar

2 eggs 4 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. baking powder 1 cup buttermilk 3/4 tsp. salt 3/4 tsp. vanilla extract

• Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

• Mix together vegetable oil (yes, 1 1/2 cups of vegetable oil), sugar and eggs. Mix in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, buttermilk, salt and vanilla.

• Pour teaspoon-sized amounts of batter onto cookie sheets, leaving plenty of room in between. These cookies will puff up and get large.

• Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1 egg, beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons milk 40 miniature chocolate covered peanut butter cups, unwrapped

• Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda; set aside.

• Cream together the butter, sugar, peanut butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg, vanilla and milk. Add the flour mixture; mix well. Shape into 40 balls and place each into an ungreased mini muffin pan.

• Bake at 375 degrees for about 8 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately press a mini peanut butter cup into each ball. Cool and carefully remove from pan.

Peanut Butter Balls

1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter

1/2 cup butter, softened 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

4 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar

6 ounces semi-sweet

chocolate chips

2 tablespoons shortening

• Line a baking sheet with waxed paper; set aside.

• In a medium bowl, mix peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and confectioners’ sugar with hands to form a smooth stiff dough. Shape into balls using 2 teaspoons of dough for each ball. Place on prepared pan, and refrigerate.

• Melt shortening and chocolate together in a metal bowl over a pan of lightly simmering water. Stir occasionally until smooth, and remove from heat.

• Remove balls from refrigerator. Insert a wooden toothpick into a ball, and dip into melted chocolate. Return to wax paper, chocolate side down, and remove toothpick. Repeat with remaining balls. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to set.

Russian Tea Cakes

1 cup butter

1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar

2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup chopped walnuts

1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar for decoration

• Combine all ingredients, mix well.

• Refrigerate dough until chilled.

• Roll dough into 1 inch balls and bake for 15 minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven.

• Once baked, roll while still hot in confectioners’ sugar until coated. Let cool. Lightly dust with more confectioners’ sugar.

Coconut Macaroons

2/3 cup all-purpose flour

5-1/2 cups flaked coconut 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk

2 tsp. vanilla extract

• Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or aluminum foil.

• In a large bowl, stir together the flour, coconut and salt. Stir in the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla using your hands

until well blended. Use an ice cream scoop to drop dough onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about golf ball size.

• Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until coconut is toasted.

Pumpkin Bars

4 eggs 1 2/3 cups white sugar

1 cup vegetable oil 1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin puree

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

2 tsp. ground cinnamon 1 tsp. salt 1 (3 oz.) package cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 tsp. vanilla extract 2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar

• Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

• In a medium bowl, mix the eggs, sugar, oil, and pumpkin with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Stir into the pumpkin mixture until thoroughly combined.

• Spread the batter evenly into an ungreased 10x15 inch jellyroll pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in preheated oven. Cool before frosting.

• To make the frosting, cream together the cream cheese and butter. Stir in vanilla. Add confectioners’ sugar a little at a time, beating until mixture is smooth.

Spread evenly on top of the cooled bars. Cut into squares.

Sugar Cookies

Makes 3 dozen cookies Soft cut out sugar cookie recipe that keeps its shape and dough does not need to be chilled before baking- perfect edges every time!

1 cup unsalted butter 1 cup granulated white sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 1 egg 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 cups all purpose flour Preheat oven to 350° F.

•In the bowl of your mixer cream butter and sugar until smooth, at least 3 minutes Beat in extracts and egg.

•In a separate bowl: combine baking powder and salt with flour and add a little at a time to the wet ingredients. The dough will be very stiff. If it becomes too stiff for your mixer turn out the dough onto a countertop surface. Wet your hands and finish off kneading the dough by hand.

•DO NOT CHILL THE DOUGH. Divide into workable batches, roll out onto a floured surface and cut. You want these cookies to be on the thicker side (closer to 1/4 inch rather than 1/8).

•Bake for 6 minutes for soft cookies or 7-8 minutes for crisper cookies. Let cool on the cookie sheet until firm enough to transfer to a cooling rack.

NOTES: You can use salted butter (just leave out the 1/2 teaspoon salt). If you must chill the dough just leave it on the counter top for 10 minutes before rolling or work the dough with your hands for a few minutes. Lemon flavoring may be substituted for the almond flavoring. Truffles can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

White Chocolate

Oreo Truffles

40 Oreos

1 cup cream cheese, softened 2 cups white chocolate, melted

• Using a food processor, pulse the Oreos into fine crumbs. Remove 1/4 cup of the crumbs and set aside.

• Mix the cream cheese into the remaining crumbs. The mixture will be sticky. Roll the mixture into 1 inch balls, and place them onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Freeze the balls for 30 minutes.

• Dip each ball in the melted chocolate, place back on the baking tray, and sprinkle with the reserved Oreo crumbs. Refrigerate for 1 hour, or until firm. Keep refrigerated for up to 5 days. Keep in the refrigerator and serve chilled, so the chocolate won’t melt.




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Dear Savvy Senior, I’m interested in getting some of the new over-the-counter hearing aids that just became available a few month ago. Can you offer any tips to help me with this?

Straining to Hear

Dear Straining, The new FDA approved over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids that started rolling out this fall are a real game changer for the roughly 48 million Americans with hearing loss. Adults with impaired hearing can now walk in and buy hearing aids at a pharmacy, big box chain, consumer electronics store or online, without a prescription and without consulting an audiologist.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved this new class of hearing aids to lower prices and improve their availability.

About a third of people ages 65 to 74 and half of those over age 75 have hearing loss severe enough to affect their daily life. Yet about 80 percent of people who would benefit from hearing aids don’t wear them, according to the National Institutes of Health, primarily because of

the hefty price tag.

Traditional hearing aids ordered through an audiologist cost anywhere from $1,000 to $7,000 a pair and are not covered by most private insurers and traditional Medicare. The new OTC hearing aids range from $200 up to $3,000.

Who Should Get Them?

OTC hearing aids are specifically designed for adults (18 and older) who have mild to moderate hearing loss. You don’t need a hearing exam or prescription to buy them, and they are designed so you can fit and tune them yourself.

Do you have mild to moderate hearing loss? The specific signs are having trouble hearing or understanding conversations, especially in noisier environments, over the phone, or if you can’t see who’s talking. Or, if you need a higher volume of TV, radio or music than other people, or have to ask others to speak more slowly, louder or repeat what they said.

If, however, your hearing problem is more severe than that, for example, if you also have trouble hearing loud sounds such as power tools or motor vehicles,

or if you struggle to hear conversations in quiet settings, then your hearing loss is considered more significant than overthe-counter aids are intended to address.

To help you get a basic sense of your hearing problem, you can take an appbased test like Mimi ( or SonicCloud (

If you find that your hearing loss is significant, you’ll need to work with an audiologist or hearing instrument specialist to find a hearing aid that works for you.

What to Look For

To help you choose a good OTC hearing aid that meets your needs and preferences, here are some important points to keep in mind.

Return policy: It can take weeks for your brain to adjust to hearing louder sounds through a hearing aid, so be sure to choose a brand that offers at least a 30-day free trial period, or money back return policy. The FDA requires manufactures to print their return policy on the package.

Set up: Many OTC hearing aids require a smartphone or computer to adjust and op-

erate the devices to your specific needs, while others have the controls on the device. This will also be labeled on the box. Choose one that fits your preference and comfort level.

Battery: The package also should tell you what kind of battery the device uses. Some of the older versions of hearing aids have replaceable batteries, but many of the newer ones have rechargeable batteries that come in a charging case, where you charge them up every night.

Customer support: Some companies offer unlimited customer support to help you adjust or fine-tune your hearing aids, while others might limit support or charge extra. Be sure you check.

For more information, including product reviews, see the National Council on Aging’s OTC hearing aids buyer’s guide at

Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and

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