HISTORY PMSS Summary 1990-1991

Pine Mountain Settlement School
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1937-2000 HISTORY PMSS Summaries

HISTORY PMSS Summary 1990-1991

Tags: History PMSS summary 1990-1991, staff members, interns, events, Alpha Sigma Tau, Alumni & Friends Association, Burkhard Indian Artifact Collection, entrance fencing and sign, water systems, sewage treatment

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History of the Pine Mountain Settlement School

Staff Members:

Dorothy Ashley, Kitchen
Harless Barton, Maintenance
Ben Begley, E. E. Director
Pat Begley, E. E.
Ray Bird, Maintenance Supervisor
Boyd Boggs, Maintenance
Matthew Boggs, Maintenance, Night Watchman
Asbel Browning, Farm & Maintenance
Lorraine Browning, Laurel House
Debra Callahan, Secretary
Clella Cook, Intervention Teacher
Afton Garrison, E. E. (Part-time)
Opal Gray, Coordinator
Helen Harris, Laurel House
Terry Harris, Maintenance
Omeda Holbrook, Intervention Teacher
Lorene (Cumile) Lewis, Laurel House
Ruth Lewis, Laurel House
Jamie Miller, Maintenance (April – July)
Mary Rogers, Librarian, E. E.
Joyce Scearse, Laurel House
Verna Mae Shepherd, Intervention Teacher
Roxie Sumpter, Intervention Teacher
Faye Turner, Bookkeeper
Roger Turner, Maintenance (July – Sept.)
Sophie Turner, Laurel House
Mildred Wilder, Laurel House
Burton Rogers, Director Emeritus, Correspondence with donors
Paul Hayes, Director


Laine Shapiro (Fall)
Emily Wichter (Fall)
Katie Yezzi (Fall)
Allegra Algava (Spring)
Stephanie Schwartz (Spring)
Kelly Watson (Spring)

Traditional Events:

Homecoming, Fall Color Week-end, Nativity Play, Wildflower Week-end, Black Mountain Wildflower Week-end

Other Events:

The crisis situations with water, sewage and waste matters were alleviated, in full…

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…cooperation with county officials. Work continued toward permanent solutions.

The death of Ellen Hayes in July was a severe loss. Special gratitude was voiced for Paul Hayes, who continued to give maximum attention to Pine Mountain needs during this crisis period.

Alpha Sigma Tau National Foundation presented PMSS with $14,876.05 toward purchase of a new 15 passenger van. The Alumni & Friends Association donated the remainder of the purchase price of $17,893.00.

Alan Sparr, long-time friend and associate of former staff members Fred and Esther Burkhard, presented the Burkhard Indian Artifact collection to PMSS.

A new split rail fence was installed at the school entrance; the PMSS sign was reworked and painted. A new paling fence was installed behind the Creech cabin.

Practice House (Country Cottage) was renovated to create 2 apartments for E. E. personnel.

Library (Boys House) upstairs rooms were fitted with displays of pictures and artifacts of the Pine Mountain valley, PMSS, and Native American heritage.

The Clinic’s Board of Trustees obtained a grant from Fiscal Court to upgrade that building (Hill House.)

A water plant building was constructed near the reservoir to house sand filters, in compliance with State regulations.

A wetlands sewage treatment system, consisting of two units, was constructed to handle the effluent from Laurel House, West Wind and Far House.

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