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President of Rowan Farm Bureau honored at luncheon

Karlene Doby, president of the Rowan County Farm Bureau, was recognized at the presidents’ and agents’ luncheon during the Dec. 3-4 annual meeting of the N.C. Farm Bureau Federation in Greensboro.

Agents in the Rowan County Farm Bureau Agency met goals to qualify Doby for the honor. The agents and agency also received plaques for superior production.

New sales associates

Olga Iris Garcia and Marilyn Alicea have joined Century 21 Cornerstone as sales associates. Both will specialize in residential/commercial property sales in Cabarrus and Rowan counties and surrounding areas, working out of the Speedway office location in Concord.

Garcia previously worked for AllState as a life specialist in New Jersey, where she has had an active real estate license since 1995.

Alicea completed her real estate training through J. Y. Monk. She previously was a legal secretary for two corporate partners for 10 years. Originally from New York City, she has served as legal secretary to her home owners association for the past three years. She is active with her church and volunteers to help families to apply Bible principals.

She and Israel, her husband of 21 years, have three children.

Medical Spanish class

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College will offer a class in medical Spanish beginning in February.

SpeakEasy’s Survival Spanish for Healthcare is designed for adults with no previous experience in the Spanish language and is a practical guide to using Spanish on the job.

The class will meet 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays Feb. 21-April 25 in Room 617 on the Salisbury campus.

Cost is $55 plus a $35.60 textbook. Registration begins Jan. 2. For more information, call 704-637-0760 or visit www.rowancabarrus .edu.

Century 21 associate

Jean Griswold has joined Century 21 Cornerstone in Concord as a sales associate. She will specialize in residential/commercial property sales in Cabarrus and Rowan counties and surrounding areas.

Griswold will work out of the Speedway office location in Concord.

She has 30 years’ experience within the medical industry and founded multiple healthcare programs in the Carolinas, including Mobile Health Outreach and Metrolina Outreach Mammography and Outreach Healthcare Services. She has also been an active community leader.

She and husband John have four children and four grandchildren.

Special Olympics gift

Special Olympics North Carolina has received a $20,000 grant from the CVS/pharmacy Charitable Trust, the private foundation managed by CVS Corp.

Special Olympics will use the gift to provide year-round sports training and athletic competitions for participating youth with intellectual disabilities whereby they can develop physical fitness and improve their self esteem and socialization skills. This gift will allow an estimated 17,000 new and current youth across the state to be served.

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Linda Braswell compiles the Rowan Roundup of companies, organizations and individuals. You can submit information about new businesses, honors and management promotions to her at the Salisbury Post, P.O. Box 4639, Salisbury, NC 28145-4639; fax it to 704-639-0003; or e-mail lbraswell@ salisburypost.com. Please include a daytime phone number.

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