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SNAP BACK IN TIME – 40 Years Ago – The Week of April 1, 1980

Editor’s Note: During 2020, The SNAP will celebrate its 140th year of covering Stanly County people. In honor of 140 years, The SNAP will focus on events from 40 years ago. Later in the year, we will take a look back at events further back in time.

From the issue dated Tuesday, April 1, 1980:

Stanly Tech’s chapter of Phi Beta Lambda returned Sunday from the state conference with the 1980 Chapter of the Year Award.

Sherry Barbee took first place in the individual Office Procedures Event. The chapter took first places in all three project competitions. A 50-page paper prepared by Sherry Yow and other members won in the Best Local Chapter Activities Report Event.

Stanly Tech received recognition for Parliamentary Procedures, Business Law, Public Speaking, Typing, Shorthand, Business Communications and the Mr. Future Business Executive event.

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Three Stanly students were named district winners in Cumulative Records for their 4-H work.

Eric Andrew Huneycutt was a district winner in Forestry Cumulative Record, Paul Wilson Talley was a winner in Poultry Cumulative Record and David Loren Talley, his brother, won in Swine Cumulative Record.

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Funeral services for Vernon Hunsucker, 75, a retired grocery merchant, who served three terms as a Stanly County commissioner, were conducted at 3 o’clock Monday afternoon in Luther Memorial Chapel. Rev. Charles L. Smith and Rev. Hubert Hall officiated and interment was at Silver Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.

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From the issue dated Friday, April 4, 1980:

The Stanly County Hospital’s emergency room is now staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by full-time physicians.

The first physician woring in the emergency room was Dr. John Larson of Lee County. He was on continuous duty from 7 a.m. Tuesday to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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Two Stanly 4-H members have been named State 4-H Cumulative Record winners for 1980.

They are Eric Huneycutt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Huneycutt of Locust, and Paul Talley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Windell Talley of Stanfield. Both are members of the Locust Busy Beavers 4-H Club, where their parents serve as volunteer leaders.

Eric was named state winner in the 4-H Forestry Cumulative Record project. He was honored for his six years of work in the project, including five-time county forestry project winner, state 4-H forestry demonstration winner and delegate to the North Carolina Forestry-Wildlife camp.

Paul received recognition as the state 4-H Poultry Cumulative Record winner. His work reflected study of poultry science, especially as it relates to learning the cause and prevention of poultry diseases.