People and Places, Sunday, April 14

  • Posted: Monday, April 15, 2013 1:45 p.m.

People Growing Together Toastmasters

People Growing Together Toastmasters Club held the International Speech and Table Topics Contest on Thursday, April 4, 2013. Dale Wagstaff was the first place winner for the International Speech Contest, and Jennifer Leahy was the first place winner for the Table Topics Contest. Serina Weldon came in second place in the International Speech Contest, and Tim Leahy came in second in the Table Topics Contest. The first and second place finishers advance to the Area 14 Contest on April 18, 2013 at Cannon School in Concord at 6:30 p.m. Glenda Edwards was the Contest Master.

DAV 96 elects officers

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 96 Rowan County, elected new officers at the March 18 meeting, held at the Salisbury VA Bldg. 42. Elected were:

Mike Hibler, Commander

Rodney Cress, Senior Vice Commander

Edward Brown, 1st Jr. Vice Commander

Neal Purvis, Adjutant

Robert Parker, Sr., Treasurer

Robert Parker Sr., Legislative Chairman,

Dr. Oscar Ramirez, Chaplain

Chapter 96 is actively seeking new qualified members for fellowship and addressing issues that concern veterans in Rowan County. Our next meeting will be April 15 at 6 p.m. for a meal and 7 p.m. for the meeting.

DAV is a non-profit veteran group, mailing address DAV Chapter 96 PO Box 74, Salisbury, NC 28144.

Moody selected as first runner up

Tameka Cooper Moody was selected as the 2013 first runner up for Mrs. Black North Carolina at a pageant in the capitol city Raleigh on March 24, 2013. Moody is a native of South Boston, Va. She is the daughter of Shirley Cooper and Tony Cooper.

As Mrs. Black Statesville North Carolina USA, Moody will travel the county and surrounding areas encouraging women of all races to take charge of their health. She is a third year doctoral health care administration student. Having taught for the Iredell Statesville schools and now as an adjunct professor for Mitchell Community College as well as being an instructor at Livingstone College, she is also an advocate for education. Moody is involved in Sarah’s Daughters, a mentoring program, the Academy of Excellence Foundation, Christ Theological Seminary, a previous member of the Statesville Chamber of Commerce Leadership Alumni Program and elected by commissioners for the Iredell County Nursing Home Advisory Board.

Rockwell Civitans celebrate 75 years

Governor Pat McCrory has proclaimed April as Civitan Awareness Month, and the Rockwell Civitan Club is commemorating this proclamation by celebrating its 75th Anniversary of existence and service to others. Rockwell Civitans was organized on March 31, 1938 and will celebrate this anniversary milestone on Tuesday evening, April 16, beginning at 7 p.m. with a dinner in the Immanuel Lutheran Church Fellowship Building. T

The Rockwell Civitans continue to search for those who may have been members of the club to invite them to attend. If anyone knows of former members or families of deceased former members, contact club president Kim Sheeks at 704-642-2776. There is no cost for this event.

The Rockwell Civitans work extensively with the residents at the Meadows of Rockwell Assisted Living and sponsor an annual Winter Wonderland Ball for the facility. Assisting the mission of Victory Junction Camp located in Randleman is one of the primary focuses of NC District West, which has sponsored the construction and furnishing of a cabin at the camp as well as other camp projects.

If anyone would like to know more about the Rockwell Civitan organization, they are invited to this celebration, and should contact Kim Sheeks at the above number.

Central Carolina Bridge Association

Central Carolina Bridge Association Unit 169 is sponsoring a Duplicate Bridge Sectional Tournament on May 17-19 at the Madeleine Dassow Girl Scout Learning Center, 1203 Frances Daily Court inColfax. Stratified Open and 299er pair games will start at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Saturday’s afternoon game is a special game for 299ers that will benefit the Junior Fund and awards 40% more silver points. Stratified Open and 299er Swiss Team game will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday.

A hot buffet lunch will be provided for all Swiss players. Food trucks will be on site Friday and Saturday.

There will be door prizes and a silent auction. The tournament is open to the bridge-playing public. A nominal fee is charged for each session. For partnerships, contact Mary Leger at 336-327-6357 or

Items needed for silent auction

The Spencer Jaycees will host the a spaghetti dinner in conjunction with the Millbridge Ruritan from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, April 27 to raise funds for a local family.

Tickets for the dinner, which will be held at the Milbridge Ruritan Building at 490 Sloan Road in Mt. Ulla, are $7 per plate.

The event, which will benefit the family of Emily Hain, will include a silent auction.

Hain has Chiari Malformation, a rare brain disorder occurs when brain tissue protrudes into the spinal canal, pushing the cerebellum into the base of the skull. The cerebellum controls autonomic functions such as heart rate, digestion and breathing.

She suffers an array of symptoms including daily headaches, short-term memory loss and balance issues.

Hain has another condition called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, which results in hypermobility where joints stretch farther than normal, causing joint dislocations.

Organizers are seeking donations such as gift cards and baskets for the silent auction.

Any food items or monetary donations to help fund the event will be appreciated as well. 

Those interested in donating can contact Stephanie Rouse at 704-433-6101 or

Salisbury Woman’s Club meets

During the April meeting of the Salisbury Woman’s Club, Susan Trivette, education director of the Salisbury Symphony, presented a musical program based on songs about April.

The range of music using the flute and piano included two songs played by the Titanic Band as the ship was sinking.

Trivette gave an overview of the Salisbury Symphony concert with youth participants to be performed on today.

Ann Bingham, chaplain, told a true story of a military soldier who gave his life to save his buddies from a burning vehicle.

President Angelia Bates presided during the business session where new projects were planned.

Deb Smith joined the group as a special guest.  

Hostess Betty Mohs decorated the tables with yellow flowers and favors. Trinity Oaks catered the spring luncheon.

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