As reported 29 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News and The Martinez-Evans Times on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 1977:
Pupil wins March of Dimes award
Drew Bullard, a Columbia Junior High student from Winfield, was awarded Outstanding Performer of the 1977 March of Dimes Walk-A-Thon, held in May. Drew was awarded with the "Battered Boot" trophy because he raised over $450 in contributions for the National Foundation of the March of Dimes and the Columbia County Chapter of the March of Dimes.
Sixty-seven students total from Columbia Junior High, Harlem High and Evans Junior High participated and raised more than $2,000.
4-H banquet held in honor of members
About 50 awards were presented to the Columbia County 4-H Club members on Dec. 15. Over 150 4-H members, their parents and volunteer leaders attended the awards banquet, where awards were given to members who participated in the organization's state and district levels.
Columbia County's Most Outstanding 4-H'er award was presented by Doris Belcher to Hazel Luke and Le Roy Clements. The Key award was presented to Sherry Hebbard and Johnny Cummings, and Julie Newman and Bob Robertson received the Junior Leader award.
Workers vote to reject unionization
On Friday, by a vote of almost two to one, production and maintenance workers at TRW rejected unionization by the United Auto Workers; The vote was 354 against the union, 198 for the union.
According to Roland Springstroh, operations manager of the local facility, the election result was a vote of confidence of the plant. In addition, he also felt that the election showed that the employees preferred to work together rather than to work through a disinterested party.
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