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Christmas Happiness Dec. 23, 2009

By Shavonne Potts
spotts@salisburypost.com
In 1972, there were 25 men who liked bass fishing so much, they formed a club, Salisbury Bass Masters.
“They formed this club to focus not only on fishing, but fellowship,” said member Steve Shirley.
Shirley, the club’s secretary, submitted $150 from current members in honor of three charter members who have died.
Those members were John Miller, who was the first president; Stewart Cuthrell and C.L. Eagle, who died this year.
“They stayed in the club until they died,” Shirley said.
Currently, there are 25 members of the Bass Masters. They have fishing tournaments, family picnics, dinners and other social activities.
The group meets monthly at the Rowan County Wildlife Center.
The club used to donate annually to Christmas Happiness and the members decided to pick it back up again with a donation in honor of their founding members.
“They were good friends and good fishermen, and we wanted to honor them,” Shirley said.
Yesterday’s total $48,603.61
God’s Word Sunday School Class of Stallings Mem. Baptist Church……………………….$100
City of Salisbury Technologies Services Division…………..$116
In honor of Luke and Holden Bancroft by Ethan and Savanna Bancroft………………………..$23.36
In memory of Robert E. Branch, Jr., husband, father and brother and Lousie Casal and Parnell Kelly Sr. (Mom and Dad) by Nannie Kelly Branch……………$100
In memory of James N. Shuping and in honor of Emmett C. Correll by Terri Shuping Correll…$25
In memory of Jere Austin, Katharyn Weaver, Ann Krepps and Mary Ruth Barringer by Primetimers, First United Church of Christ…………………………..$50
In memory of Reta by C. Kepple………………………………$75
In memory of “Chick” Collins and in honor of Marie Cuthrell and Miriam Clary by Mildred and Joel Collins………………………….$25
In memory of Clarence and Vergie Bostian and Melissa and Lenny Bostian by Clarence and Ann Stoner Bostian……………….$50
In memory of Ernest and Janice Stoner by Clarence and Ann Stoner Bostian……………………..$50
In memory of my greatgrandmother Wanda Pence who would always think of others before herself and in honor of my best friend, Emily Muire who is loving and caring, also my parents who do everything to provide for our family, together we can conquer the hard points in life and make peace and happiness in the world by Nellie Brown……………….$20
In memory of my father, John Saintsing by Brenda Saintsing Sokolowski………………….$100
In memory of my father, Ray Sokolowski and his caring for those less fortunate by Doug Sokolowski………………….$100
In honor of our teachers at Knox Middle School by Maddie and Emma Labovitz……………….$50
In memory of Al Boulus by Ott Pinkston……………………….$25
In honor of everyone living in Saint Johns Woods by Newt, Marilyn and Robin Cohen…………..$200
In honor of Martha and Buddy Gettys, Ryan and Paula Getty and Marinelle and Goy Neal by The Spell Family…………………$120
Anonymous……………………$50
In honor of Piper by Clara Brown…………………………….$5
In honor and in memory of all the people who have fought and died in war by Henry Brown………$15
In memory of Judy Parker Robertson “Boo Boo” from her grandchildren: Kate, Mark, Virgina Moye and Ann Hunter…….$500
In honor of my first grade teacher, Mrs. Traci Sentilles by Virginia Moye Robertson……………..$50
In honor of Jason, Jamie, Jessica, Joshua, Jennifer, Jeffrey, Cassidy and Madison…………….$50
In honor of all the children at Wee Center of First Baptist Church………………………….$25
In honor of the remarkable staff and physicians at Rowan Regional Medical Center………….$100
In honor of Carole and Bob Cross by Betsy and Hal Rhoads….$50
In memory of Marc Payette, son of Jo Ann Cross by Nancy Bilson……………………………..$25
In memory of Clifford Crosby and Walter Kepley, two wonderful husbands by Katherine R. Crosby Kepley………………………$50
The Friday Breakfast “Over The Hill Intellects”: Wilbur Boltz, Loyd Hill, Ted “Bear” Larrabee, and Ray Paradowski…………….$100
In honor of Dr. Albert Aymer on his Birthday by Pennie and Dick Martin………………………..$100
To our great beach friends by Joel and Jayne……………………..$50
In memory of John Miller, Stewart Cuthrell and CL Eagle by Salisbury Bass Masters………$150
Anonymous……………………$50
In honor of North Rowan Elem. Faculty and Staff, Merry Christmas by Angela Connolly and Rick Hampton……………………….$50
In memory of Edward and Richard Young by Wil and Maria Manuel……………………….$250
Anonymous……………………$30
Today’s total $2929.36
Total thus far $51532.97
Corrections: The dollar amount on two donations listed in Tuesday’s paper were incorrect. They should have read:
In honor of our Lord and Savior, Jesus, on his birthday and in loving memory of my Mom and Dad, Marion and Aubrey Linton, by Marsha………………………………..$49
Thank you to all who have aided me in preserving family treasures, Betty Dan Spencer, Carol Rabon at Windsor Gallery, Jackie and Bruce Wilson and Veena Wadiri at Fine Frame Gallery, Robin Hager at Spring Robin, Dallas Bennett at A Place in Time, Steve at Steve Norman Photography and Kaye Hirst and Mary Jane Fowler at Rowan Museum, by Marsha Linton………………..$21
A name also was omitted from Tuesday’s Christmas Happiness donation list.
Steve Yang donated $100 in honor of his office staff ó Shelly, Becky, Sonya, Melissa, Angie, Jennifer, Christina and Mary Jo.

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