March 1, 1976: Stories featured in the Suffolk News-Herald 29 years ago…

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 1, 2005

Squad passes $29,000 mark

With the passing of the month of February the Nansemond-Suffolk Rescue Squad has collected $29,889, or just about three-fifths of the 1976 fund drive goal of $50,000.

In previous years the drive goal had usually been met by this time.

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Ironically, this past year the squad answered 4,387 calls for emergency and medical assistance, more than in any previous year. With the number of miles driven by the rescue units totaling 17,628, costs have soared.

When a squad offers this much service to a community it seems likely that there should be no problem in raising funds for operation.

Showcase tickets on sale

Tickets for the Bicentennial Showcase, to be held March 21 and March 28 at Suffolk High School, are now on sale at nine area banks.

The Showcase, an extensive choral and narrative program, will include a large cast made up of community members in depictions of periods of history and important historical events from Jamestown in 1607 up to the present day.

Famous persons who will be portrayed in the Showcase include George Washington, Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver, Thomas Jefferson, Robert E. Lee, Abraham Lincoln, Dr. Martin Luther King and others.

The nucleus of the Bicentennial Showcase Chorus is formed from the Community Male Chorus directed by John Turner and the Pickard Chorale directed by Marvin Packard. Singers from churches all over the city have joined with them.

Nansemond-Suffolk host playoff game

Nansemond-Suffolk Academy already had second-place clinched in eastern division Virginia Academy Athletic Conference standings but it was still good to win that regular season finale.

The Saints would up their regular schedule Friday before a large crowd of home partisans with an 83-77 triumph over Brunswick.

And, keeping pace with the varsity, Coach Billy Eudy’s N-S jaycees kept their conference slate clean with an 83-45 victory over Brunswick’s junior varsity in the first game.

The Saint jaycees are assured a trip to Randolph-Macon College Saturday, March 13, to meet the Western Division junior varsity winners in a championship game.

The Nansemond-Suffolk varsity will play its first round tournament game here Tuesday night against the third-place West team, probably Huguenot but possibly Brunswick.

Yeates, JFK in cage finals

It was district champion John Yeates (20-2) against runner-up John F. Kennedy (19-3) in the finals of the Peanut District Group AA basketball tournament at Tidewater Community College last night.

And, no matter who wins, theses two finalists will represent the Peanut District against the Southside District in the Region 1 playoffs this coming weekend, also at Tidewater.

As district champion Yeates automatically goes to the regionals. The tournament champion goes, too, but if Yeates is also tournament champion, the other tournament finalist-in this case Kennedy-goes.

John Yeates made it to the tournament finals Friday with a rousing 62-60 overtime victory over Suffolk, the team that had handed the Chargers their only two defeats in the regular season.

Suffolk Garden Club discusses judging

The Suffolk Garden Club met in the home of Mrs. John Fisher for its Feb. meeting.

Mrs. Charles Shotton presented the program on &uot;Current Trends in Judging.&uot; Mrs. Shotton emphasized that when the judging the modern and abstract designs of today, on open mind in important in interpreting the feeling and mood of the arranger.

Blue awards in exhibits were as follows: Mrs. Donald Goldberg, Mrs. Leroy Soper, Mrs. James Kirkpatrick, Mrs. H. J. Kidd, and Mrs. Larry Riddick. In horticulture blue awards went to Mrs. J. E. Holland, Mrs. W. A. Mallory, Mrs. James Kirkpatrick, Mrs. Leroy Soper, and Mrs. Harry Pettit.

-Compiled by Jennifer Rose