SNAP BACK IN TIME – Helping Hands wins an honor

Published 11:00 am Monday, June 7, 2021

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SNAP Back In Time takes a look back at newsmakers from yesteryear. 

Friday, June 5, 1981

Helping Hands

Helping Hands, the Christmastime assistance project sponsored by the Stanly County Social Services Board and coordinated through the Department of Social Services, had won national recognition.

The National Association of Counties would present Stanly County one of its 1981 Achievement Awards for Helping Hands project at the annual conference of NACo at Louisville, Kentucky July 11-15.

The account of the project, which began in 1976, was written by Lois Ray and Barbara Hinson, DSS supervisors, and submitted to the National Association of Counties in February.

Stanfield Principal

Everett E. Hatley, principal of Stanfield Elementary School since 1966, notified the Stanly Board of Education Monday night of his intentions to retire at the close of the current school year, June 30.

Hatley retired on the basis of 30 years of service in public school work. He planned to move to Monroe, where he and his wife owned a skating rink.

He began teaching in Union County in 1950 and also taught a year in the Monroe Schools. He came to Stanfield in 1963 as teacher of the eighth grade and coach.