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Suffolk News Herald – 1978

Council Turns Down School Request

The Suffolk City Council turned down a request to consider using the city farm as a site for a school facility. The move was in reaction to a letter sent to the city manager by School Superintendent Forrest L. Frazier. He requested, “The parcel of land commonly known as the City Farm be used for both present and future educational requirements.”

Individual responses from councilmen made it clear that council has other uses for the property in mind.

“Since when do we use property valued at $30,000 per acre for a school plant, ” Councilman Edward L. Felton asked. “Years ago that parcel was considered for a high school but due to the potential hazards of traffic that location was dropped,” said Councilman Andrew B. Damiani.

Church Choir in Concert

The Adult Choir of Tabernacle Christian Church will be in con

cert with the Gospel Sensationals of Portsmouth on Sunday at the Bethlehem Christian Church on Bute Street. Mistress of ceremonies will be Lenora Barnes, the devotionals will be led by Rev. William Copeland, and the prayer will be offered by Tony Copeland.

Story Hour

Nancy White, children’s librarian at Morgan Memorial Library will be in charge of the story hour on Friday mornings. The hour is designed for pre-schoolers two-and-a-half to four-and-a-half. There will be songs, finger plays, story readings, and a circle game for the children.

Assisting the librarian are Betty Speight, Faye Green and Cathy Hale.

Story hour will begin at 10 a.m., and refreshments will be provided by the Junior Volunteer Service Corps.

Girls Coca-Cola Bowlers in First Place

Coca-Cola held to first place despite two losses to Griffin Oil in the Suffolk Women’s Bowling League this week, and Suffolk Sheet Metal moved into second place with two wins over the Moose.

Connie Hall of Jackson’s rolled both high set (360) and high game (144). Others bowling 300 or more were Sara Carter, Betty Gardner, Verna Wood, Gwen Quigley, Marjorie Hott, Peggy Cornett, Berlene Byrum, Joyce Knight, Delia Soule, Mary Humphries, Judy Turner, Lell Kinsey, Christine Cabrall.Mary Branchaud, Jo Ann Drake, and Evelyn Bradshaw.

Club Honors Harry

G. Blair Harry’s “Outstanding work on last year’s Jamboree” was a big factor in his selection as this year’s recipient of the Suffolk Sport Club’s Member of the Year award.

Harry, the current club president, completely reorganized the format and committee structure, making future Jamboree programs easier to plan and execute. He is a graduate of Suffolk High School, Randolph Macon College, and T.C. Williams Law School. He played basketball and football at Suffolk high, and varsity basketball at Randolph-Macon.

Good Mileage

Medlin Chrysler Plymouth on Pruden Boulevard extols the 28 miles per gallon highway of the Plymouth Volare, and the Ford dealership proclaims 33 mile per gallon highway for the new Fairmont.

Willis Heads Driver Ruritans

J.C. Willis has been installed as president of the Driver Ruritan Club. Others taking office during a recent club meeting were: J.E. Wise, vice president; E.E. Outlaw, treasurer; Charles Munson, secretary and H.C. Otlaw, board of directors.

Lester Mansfield, a past Zone Governor of Ruritan International, installed the new officers.