People and Places

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 17, 2011

Rufty-Holmes Senior Center recognized
Rufty-Holmes Senior Center in Salisbury was recently recognized by AARP-NC for its long-term support of the AARP Driver Safety Program. A plaque in recognition of more than 20 years of support was presented to Rufty-Holmes Senior Center Executive Director Rick Eldridge and board member Jo Kearns, who is also AARP chapter president.
The Salisbury-Rowan chapter of AARP meets the first Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center and offers members community service, education, advocacy, leadership and fellowship opportunities. Those age 50 and older are encouraged to attend. Dues are $3 per year. Members do not have to be retired, and visitors are always welcome. Contact Rufty-Holmes Senior Center at 704-216-7714.
Salisbury Womenís Club
ěLiteracy as Lifelong Learningî as a theme was presented by Becky Ulrich, Anita Foreman, Betty Mohs, Ann Bingham, Linda Jones and Carolyn Myers.
Each person used a verbal snapshot of a book to encourage others to read during the summer months. Some of the titles were ěMany Water, ěLíEngle; ěPearl,î Min; ěArthur In Legend;î ěPower Of Now,î Tolle; ěTruman,î Mccullough; ěTravels In Siberia,î Frazier; ěThose In Peril,î Smith.
Angelia Bates, president, presided during the business session which was followed by a surprise baby shower for Ulrich. Luncheon was a party salads, sandwiches, petit fours and punch catered by Trinity Oaks and arranged by hostesses Margaret Owen and Rita Dooley.
Mooresville Genesis
Mooresville Center/Genesis HealthCare honored the following staff with a reception at the June general staff meeting. The employees were each given a service pin for the years of dedication they provide to the residents.
Cathy Cash, 15 years; Diane Deal, 5 years; Carolyn Voelker, 5 years; Linda Dimillo, 5 years; Thomasa Adams, 3 years; Holly Glen, 3 years; Vonder McGill, 1 year; Donna Scoggins, 1 year; Ronda Jones, 1 year.
Graduates honored
Sunday, June 12, Stallings Memorial Baptist Church honored its graduates with a breakfast in the Rhyne Building. A biography of each graduate was read acknowledging his or her activities, participation and educational achievements.
Those honored were Jenny Bryan, the daughter of the Rev. Charlie and Trish Bryan, graduating from Salisbury High School; Clair Karriker, the daughter of Johnny and Bonnie Karriker, graduating from Western Carolina University; and Courtney Umphlett, the daughter of Robin Allen, also graduating from Western Carolina University.