People and Places
The Salisbury Kiwanis Club recently installed its new board members for 2008-2009.
The new leadership team includes: Mike Walsh, president; Chris Ratliff, president elect; Don Coggins, vice president; Jerry Lawson, secretary; Alan Rutherford, treasurer; Sandy Flowers, immediate past president.
Board members are Rick Eldridge, Todd Hildebran, Tom Schneider, Jim Sain, Ronnie Smith, Glenn Taylor and Tyler Weant. The Salisbury Kiwanis Club meets every Friday at noon at the Salisbury Country Club.
Boyden class of ’52
The 1952 graduating class of Boyden High School held its 56th reunion Nov. 14-15.
On Friday night, 65 class members and guests met at the Harold B. Jarrett Legion Post for a barbecue dinner fixed by Pinky Trexler and his crew. Harry Garwood, commandant of the legion post and a member of the graduating class, handled the arrangements.
After dinner, members mingled and renewed friendships.
On Saturday night, 75 members and guests met at the Salisbury Country Club for an evening of food, conversation and reminiscing. Local musician Marc Hoffman entertained on the keyboard with music of the ’50s.
Members again mingled for before local photographer Charles Goldman took the class photograph.
Richard “Dick” Smith served as master of ceremonies. He introduced the reunion committee: Pat Bonds Beck, chairman; Elaine Sells Stiller, Pat Melchor Epting, Claudette Shaw Barger, Stewart McCanless Earnhardt, Peggy Russell Smith, Pete Waggoner, Sam Hoffman, Harry Garwood, Dick Smith and Harold Mowery.
He also introduced the Rev. C. Henry “Hank” Rendleman, class member and retired Lutheran minister from Hickory, who gave the invocation and memorial for the 44 deceased class members.
Deceased members are: Barbara Ann Aldridge, Charles Wade Baggett, Charles Deal Barringer , Margaret Parish Barrow, Sarah Constance Burke, Shirley Jeanette Butler, Murray Donald Cauble, Lois Pauline Cauble, Marion Junior Cauble, James Butler Chapman, Douglas Cooper Cheyne Jr., William Sherrill Cline , Shirley Elizabeth Copley, Virginia Louise Cranfield, Donald Vance Davis (killed in Vietnam);
Also, Ronald Ranson Davis, Anna Louella Earnhardt , Herbert Franklin File, Charles Donald Forrest, Richard Paul Frick, Mary Elizabeth Fulton, Evelyn Lee Gray, Harold Dean Hagle, Patricia Lynn Hamilton, Robert Wayne Harrelson, Walter Robert Kepley Jr., Harriet Virginia Leonard, Nancy Lowder, Annie Joyce Mabry, Patricia Ann Malone;
Also, Arthur Dixon McCutchan, Donald Lee Peacock, Paul Larry Peninger, Luke Wayne Polyak, Harry Lee Rainey, Joe Lee Rink, John Alexander Ritchie, William Kenneth Rudolph, Tommy Carson Rufty, Hubbert Eugene Shores Jr., Sidney William Webb, Freddie Jean White, William Robert Whitler and Larry Arnold Wiles.
Smith introduced two special guests: Joe Ferebee of Richfield, former baseball coach and teacher, and M.L. Barnes of Concord, former football teacher and coach. He also introduced class member Mary Ann Shoe and Don Graham, who were recently married. Graham was a former teacher and coach at the high school.
After a delicious dinner, Smith introduced Theron “Ted” Graham, class member and artist from Linville Falls. Smith and his wife Mary gave each person in attendance a Christmas card drawn by Ted Graham, who also provided several pictures with a Williamsburg theme as door prizes. Ted Graham presented two special pictures to Ferebee and Barnes.
Attending the weekend events were: Bevan Barringer and Laura of Mooresville; Jim Bibb of Lenoir City, Tenn.; Don Brantley and Betty of Newport News, Va.; Tal Broughton and Mary Virginia of Daleville, Va.; Bob Chambers and Honey of San Marino, Calif.; Jim Eagle and Doris of Yorktown, Va.; Bob Elium and Eleanor of Lynchburg, Va.; Carolyn Elliott Link and Bunny of Asheboro; Don Fryar and Ann of China Grove;
Also, Ted Graham and Mary of Linville Falls, Carolyn Hess Reinhardt and Parks of Apopka, Fla.; Ronald Hillard and Joye of California, Md.; George Holbrook and Janice of Spartanburg, S.C.; Charlie Honeycutt and Gail of Pawleys Island, S.C.; Dorothy Lovette Peacock and Jimmie of Concord; Delores Howard Norris and daughter Debi Morris Jester of Winter Park, Fla.; Rebecca Marley Wetmore and Sam of Woodleaf; Shirley Moose Meadows of Raleigh; John Patterson of Charlotte; Hank Rendleman and Susan of Hickory;
Also, Mary Ann Shoe Graham and Don of Concord, Monna Spargo Hayes of Charlotte; Ted Stroupe of Deep Gap; Betty Tutterrow Jacobs and Lewis of Granite Quarry; Martha Lou Waller Waller and Joe of Pauline, S.C.; Jane Walton D’Auvray of Greensboro; Jim Weaver and Christa of Hickory and Hugh White of Durham.
Attendees from Salisbury: Pat Bonds Beck, Bill Broadway and Margaret, Harry Garwood and friend Phyllis Richardson, Sam Hoffman and Barbara, Herman Huffman, Stewart McCanless Earnhardt and Dick, Pat Melchor Epting and Sonny, Harold Mowery and Peggy, Elaine Sells Stiller, Naomi Scruggs Rice and niece Ann Scruggs Link, Claudette Shaw Barger and Jerry, Dick Smith and Peggy Russell Smith, Pete Waggoner and Barbara, Boonie Young and Sandra.
The 60th reunion will be held in 2012.
TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) recently selected Patricia McMullen of Monroe, area captain, to participate in “Time to Shine,” an international recognition event.
TOPS’ Field Staff were invited to their International Headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for the “Time to Shine” opportunity, which took place in late October.
According to Barbara Cady, TOPS’ president, McMullen” and 100 others were selected from among 400-plus field staff to participate because of her exceptional service to the nonprofit, weight-loss support organization.
They received specialized training and fellowship, designed to capitalize on their already strong leadership skills.
McMullen has served the chapters and members of the Greater Piedmont Area for six years. She oversees 26 local TOPS chapters in Anson, Cabarrus, Iredell, Mecklenberg, Rowan, Stanly and Union counties.
Visitors can attend their first TOPS meeting free of charge.
To find a local chapter, visit www.tops.org or call TOPS Headquarters at 800-932-8677.
Kelly McCowan of Kannapolis is the recipient of the North Carolina Society of Radiologic Technologists (NCSRT) Imaging Professional for Excellence award.
She is a radiology clinical instructor at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.
McCowan was officially recognized at a reception held during the NCSRT annual conference on Oct. 18 at Embassy Suites in Concord.
The Rowan Council Literacy Council has just completed a Laubach workshop for new tutors.
The workshop was conducted by trainers Clyde Harriss, Phyllis Martin and Carolyn Myers.
The training is for non-professional people who would like to help others improve their reading skills or teach English as a Second Language to foreign-born residents.
Tutors completing the13-hour course were: Laurie Lee, Eula McCleave, Dan Rattray and Sallie White.
The Literacy Council offers tutoring services to any adult who is 16 years old or older.
Anyone wanting to register for the next workshop or to receive tutoring help should call the Literacy Council office at 704-216-8266.
Rowan County Literacy Council is a Distinguished Agency of Rowan County United Way.