People and places
The Granite Quarry High School Class of 1948 held its 63rd reunion on Nov. 5 at Shiloh Reformed Church in Faith.
Social hour gave classmates and guests time to reminisce about good times in school, talk about family and accomplishments in life. The red rose and red and white class colors were used to decorate the dining tables.
ěBuddyî Foster welcomed the 17 classmates and 14 guests who attended. Faye Cauble Kesler had devotions and prayer. Doris Peacock Cline gave a memorial in remembrance of deceased classmates. Foster conducted a brief business meeting, was voted to hold the reunion the at the same place, Shiloh Reformed Church on Nov. 3, 2012.
Prizes were given to Billy Frank Brady and wife Mary for having the most grandchildren, to Glenn Webb and wife Martha for traveling the most distance and to guest Bill Cline for being the oldest.
Planning committee members Doris Cline, Rose Holshouser and Buddy Foster were appointed to serve again in 2012. A buffet lunch was enjoyed by all.
Local classmates attending were Perry Adams and wife Norma, Harry Basinger and wife Jerry, Hilda Barger Beck and husband Wentworth, Billy Frank Brady and wife Mary, Phillip Brown, Faye Cauble Kesler and husband ěBob,î Ann Corn Petrea and husband Clyde, Lillian Eagle Harvel, Hugh Fisher, Mary Kennedy Gaines, Herman Kepley, Rose McCombs Holshouser and husband Glenn ěPud,îMary Frances Oddie Wells, Doris Peacock Cline and husband Bill, Elberta Privette and sister Gertha Honeycutt, Bobby Wilhelm and Glenn Wilson.
From out of town came John ěBuddyî Foster with wife Trevor and their grandson James Foster, Sherrills Ford; and Glenn Webb and wife Martha from Stoneville.
Genesis service pins
Mooresville Center/Genesis HealthCare honored the following staff at their November general staff meeting. These employees were each given a service pin for the years of dedication and excellent quality of care they provide to our residents.
15 year: Amanda B. Turner;
10 year: Teresa Williams, Angela Repreza, Alfreda McClain;
5 year: Mary Alexander, Lynn Donelson, Gladys Everhart, Kimberly Westmoreland, Alicia Riffle;
3 year: Elizabeth (Suzie) Armstrong, Raykesha Everhart, Winifred Tillman;
1 year: Gwendolyn Russell, Brynne Beaver, Charlene Gabree, Tammy Peeler, Yedidah McMillan, Annette Neal, Natika Chambers, Anthony Clark, Sasha Reid, Lanee Hamby, Devin Wagoner, Robin Appleby, Tiffany Brown, Bettie Moore, Jasmine Hector.
District 3 awards
The first District 3 Group 2 Awards Banquet for older missionaries was held at Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church in Salisbury. The theme for the program was ěPreaching, Teaching, Reaching ó A Call to Spiritual Integrity by the Anointing of the Holy Spirit with Emphasis on Love.î
Money raised went to the J.J. Johnson Bible School Camp.
Twenty-eight missionaries over the region were honored as well as three district officers: Eva Johnson, Clara Barger and Edna Allan.
CLEVELAND ó The Cleveland Lions Club sponsored the 40th annual Cleveland Christmas parade on Dec. 3, an annual event since 1972 that has always showcased local folks and activities.
The parade started at the old YMCA building with the West Rowan JROTC leading the way followed by one special entry, a portion of a beam from the world trade center. Fire trucks and ambulances followed, and then antique cars and trucks, Cub Scouts, cloggers, queens, motorcycles, trains, and elves.
The Cleveland parade is one of the few that still allows horses (positioned behind the marching entries), and candy to be tossed to the children. Santa perched atop a Cleveland Fire Department fire truck brought up the rear.
Thanks to all entries, spectators and judges for supporting the Cleveland Lions Club. Our judges were: Meghan McCann of Burlington, Leslie Rush of Cleveland and Michael H Schwartz, Lions District Governor from Gastonia. Judges are selected from the spectators as it gives the community an opportunity to be involved.
Winners in categories were:
Queen, Marine Corps League Queen Aunika Allen; Commercial, Andyís Homemade Ice Cream; Horse, ěFaith Riders;î Humorous, Donald the Goat; Regular, Woodleaf Cub Scout Pack 320; Antique, James W. Hoffner, Dairy 1953 International Pickup; Religious, Third Creek Presbyterian Church.
Parade announcer was Cleveland Lions Club member Terry Moore, ěthe voice of the parade.î