People and Places, Sunday Sept. 29

  • Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2013 12:01 a.m.
Cleveland High School Class of 1943 — Front row: Frank White, Ruby Smith Miller and Ruby Gatton Wasson.  Back row: Mildred Barringer Wells, Hazel Barringer Oates, Eloise Albright McLean, Mary Kathryn Williams Sloop, Muriel Bumgarner Campbell, John I. Naile
Cleveland High School Class of 1943 — Front row: Frank White, Ruby Smith Miller and Ruby Gatton Wasson. Back row: Mildred Barringer Wells, Hazel Barringer Oates, Eloise Albright McLean, Mary Kathryn Williams Sloop, Muriel Bumgarner Campbell, John I. Naile

Cleveland High School Class of 1943

The Cleveland High School Class of 1943 celebrated its 70th class reunion Saturday, Sept. 21 at DJ’s Restaurant.

All agreed the annual affair was great food, great company and great fun. In addition to the class members pictured to the right were many family members and helpers.

Rockwell High School Class of 1951

The Rockwell High School Class of 1951 celebrated its 62nd reunion Sept. 14 at Morgan Ridge Vineyard in Gold Hill.

Norman Kesler welcomed the group and Bob Beaver did the invocation.

A buffet dinner was enjoyed by the 16 class members and spouses.

Classmates talked and enjoyed a tour of the vineyard was given by Amy. She explained the process of making wine, step by step, and answered questions.

One class member, Kenneth Honeycutt, has died since the last reunion.

A business meeting was held and the members decided to change the reunion to the third Saturday in September. The next reunion will be Sept. 20, 2014. The time and place will be announced later.

Norman Kesler, Bob and Becky Beaver and Darline Kesler will be leaders with Bob Beaver as treasurer.

Those attending were Norman and Betti Kesler, John H. and Betty Barringer, Annie Mae Winders, Mary Williams, Derwood Puckett, Bruce and Mary Penley and Darline Kesler from Salisbury; Bob and Becky Beaver, Betty Holshouser from Rockwell; Rae Huneycutt from Faith; Alfred and Edna Mahaley from Kernersville; and Melissa Adams, visitor from Kannapolis.

Rockwell High School Class of 1952

Classmates from the Rockwell High School Class of 1952 met Sept. 24 at Ryan’s Family Steakhouse with 14 class members present, along with 14 guests.

Sue Misenheimer welcomed everyone and introduced the guests. She placed a lighted candle on the center table in memory of Jimmy Ruth Shuping Hensley and Joe Lee Poole, who recently died. Sue shared messages from members who were unable to attend.

Larry Corl offered to make plans for next year’s reunion. Members reminisced and shared mementos as they enjoyed a time of fellowship before and after an enjoyable buffet meal.

Those present were: James Alexander (Christine), Mary Agner (Hubert), Grace Bolick, Peggy Bost (Hugh), Mike Conry (Jean), Larry Corl (son Mike and family), Margaret Gordon, Milburn Leonard (Hazel), Dewy Lomax (Violet), Peggy Marion (Don), Sue Misenheimer (friend Larry), Ruth Shaver, Geneva Williams (Lou) and Minnie Woods (Jackie).

Novant Auxiliary meeting

The newly named Novant Health Rowan Medical Center Auxiliary Board met Sept. 19.

Dari Caldwell, president of NHRMC, gave an updated presentation on the ongoing renovation progress, new doctors on staff, projected growth and future plans of the Medical Center. Caldwell thanked the Auxiliary for its financial and volunteer support.

Nursing scholarship recipients Christian Mitchell of Concord, and Kandee Luckadoo, Salisbury, were introduced to the board. They are enrolled in the nursing program at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and are currently participating in a psychiatric patient-advocacy internship at the Hefner VA Hospital.

Board members approved the election of officers for the year 2014. They are:

Dotty Clement, president

Toni Kenerly, 1st vice president

Sherry Nall, 2nd vice president

Gene Wolfe, secretary

Carolyn Hood, treasurer

Eleanor Andrews, assistant treasurer

Before adjournment, Georgia McCorkle reminded the board of the Auxiliary’s December fundraiser, the Tree of Hope.

The Salisbury-Rowan community will be encouraged to give a small donation in honor or in memory of a special person or group. These names will appear on a Christmas tree in the hospital courtyard and will also be printed in the Salisbury Post.

An Auxiliary membership is free and open to Rowan County residents 18 years or older.

Sherry Wall, current president, presided at the meeting.

Salisbury Women’s Club meets

The Salisbury Women’s Club’s September meeting honored member Margaret Owen for 43 years of membership and volunteering in the club.

Margaret served the local club and District Six. Family members present included her husband, Tom Owen; son, Wib Owen; daughter, Janie Hirst; and son-in-law, Dr. Hugh Hirst.

Margaret received a Proclamation, a scrapbook of pictures and articles made during her years of leadership and the book, “The Butterfly Effect: Everything You Do Matters” by Andy Andrews.

Ann Bingham, chaplain, talked about a little girl who gave 57 cents to her church and it began a fund that has grown to a mega church and a university. Her contribution did matter.

Angelia Bates, president, presided during the business session where plans for the year were made.

She thanked hostess, Deb Smith, for the beautiful and colorful fall table decorations.

Trinity Oaks catered the special luncheon.

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