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MOAA Officers
At their Jan. 14 meeting held at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, the Military Officers Association of America, Central Carolina Chapter elected the following new officers:
Col.John Gray, president; Maj.James Westmoreland Jr., first vice president; Maj. Mark Hayden USA, second vice president; Maj. Martha Frances Mincey USARNG, secretary; Lcdr. Robert T. Loeblein USNR, treasurer; Lcdr. Carrol J. W. Fisher, immediate past president; Maj. Wayne Huston Swiers US, chair veteran’s service committee; Lt Col. William “Bill” McAdams USMCR, chair membership committee; Lt. Col./ Lcdr. Fleming Otey, director; Col. Harold “Hal’ Rhoads, director; Lt. Col. John “Jack” Owens, director.
J.C. Price celebration
The American Legion observed its 89th anniversary in March, and the local J.C. Price Post 107 had a gala celebration for this milestone on March 19.
Commander Mae Carroll announced the appointment of Comrade Charlie Rankin as chairman of this committee. The keynote speaker was Dr. Robert Fulwood, pastor of Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church.
Carroll presided. Invocation was by Chaplain James McManus and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Comrade John Knox. POW-MIA ceremony was by Carroll and Comrade Willie Granford.
A tribute to veterans was given by Moree Granford, auxiliary vice-president.
Special recognitions were done by Comrade John Knox and Carroll. Initiation certificates of appreciation were given to Fulwood, Christian A. Turner and Rankin. Legionnaire of the Quarter was granted to McManus for service given to the post beyond the call of duty.
Continuous membership certificates were given to W.O.T. Fleming (50 years), Leon Gaither Jr. (60 years), Leroy Grier (50 years), Robert Chambers (50 years), Leonard Harris (50 years).
Comrade Robert Cooper introduced the officers of the post. Comrade Homer Robertson gave the closing remarks and congratulated Carroll for receiving the 2008 Elizabeth Koontz Humanitarian Award.
Introduction of guests by Comrade Roy Leazer included: Dr. Ronald Hash and members of the Love Center, Commander Ann Steele and members of Post 172, Phyliss Richardson and Comrade Harry Garwood, Post 342.
Other comrades present were: Maurice Dunlap, Dan Haddock, James Best, John Pharr, Charles Weldon, John Earl Graham, Lewis Reid.
Auxiliary members present were: Moree Granford, Clara Barger, Joyce Smyre, Mary Leazer and Mollie Feimster.
Refreshments were served by Funderburke. Food was donated by Legionnaires. “Happy Birthday” was sung by all with candles on a birthday cake.
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Sarah Hall compiles news for People & Places. Contact her at 704-797-4271 or shall@salisburypost.com.

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