People & Places Sunday, Aug. 9

Published 12:00 am Sunday, August 9, 2015

DAV Chapter 96 holds awards ceremony

The Rowan Chapter DAV 96 is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity, accomplished by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.

In a recent awards ceremony, local members were recognized with plaques and certificates.


The Granite Quarry High School Class of 1950 

FAITH — The Granite Quarry High School Class of 1950 held its annual reunion at the Family Life Center of Faith Baptist Church in Faith, formerly McCombs Grocery). Twenty-eight classmates, spouses and guests attended.

Nathlyn Fesperman Fisher welcomed the group with special recognition to former teachers Doris Ritchie and Jean McCombs and one of the class mascots, Tommy Trexler.

Grace Bost Sapp gave a memorial tribute to deceased classmates since the last reunion: Geraldine Hinceman Basinger, Hilda Eller Hess, Robert Lesley and Betty Holshouser Shuping.

President Fisher presided over the business, followed by entertainment by the Darrell Connor band.

The following officers will be retained: Nathlyn Fisher, president, Roana Bost, vice-president, Gaynelle Morgan, secretary, and Frances Peeler, treasurer.

A catered meal and fellowship were enjoyed by the following: Lottie Ritchie Simpson (Harry), Herman Ritchie, Nancy Cain Isenhour (Bob), Annita Elium Davis (Jim), Jean Broadway Holshouser, Polly Fisher, Patricia Bringle Masters, Roana Agner Bost, Frances Beck Peeler, Gaynelle Fulk Julian Morgan (Melvin), Mary Earnhardt Powlas, Nathlyn Fesperman Fisher, Sherry Gantt Eagle (Clement), Sybil Barnhardt Campbell, Grace Bost Sapp, Mary Ellen McCombs, Verne McCombs, Joyce Thomas Trexler, Jean McCombs, Doris Ritchie, Tommy Trexler, Phil Holshouser and Jeff Campbell.

The next reunion will be held Aug. 6, 2016.


Boyden High School Class of 1955 to reunite

The Boyden High School Class of 1955 is celebrating their 60th class reunion Sept. 19, at Salisbury Country Club. Classmates should contact co-chairs Barbara Wagoner and Alice Waddell or Mary Kesler and Peggy Mowrey.


Davis Hospital School of Nursing to celebrate 

The Davis Hospital School of Nursing is celebrating 95 years of nursing with a homecoming Sept. 12 at Ramada Inn, 1215 Garner Bagnal Blvd., Statesville.

Social and registration begins at 11 a.m., followed by a plate luncheon at 12 noon. The cost of the event is $25 and reservations should be made by Aug. 20.

All former students of the school are encouraged to attend and may bring a guest. An update of addresses is needed because many invitations are being returned due to insufficient addresses. Send changes to Tootie G. Robertson, 1759 Mocksville Hwy., Cleveland, NC 27013. Tel: 704-872-7325. Registration forms are available at this address.

For more information, call Joyce Keever, 704-872-3564, or Mary Wilkinson, 704-872-2515.


Symphony to hold auditions

The Salisbury Symphony Orchestra will hold auditions for principal and assistant principal second violin, third horn, and any others who want to be on the orchestra’s substitute list. Music Director David Hagy will hear auditions on Saturday, Sept. 12 in the Williams Music Building on the campus of Catawba College.

Auditionees will be asked to play a prepared piece of their choice, excerpts of the music director’s choice, and sight-reading.

For a list of excerpts and an appointment time, email executive director Linda Jones at or write to Audition Information, Salisbury Symphony Orchestra, P. O. Box 4264, Salisbury, NC 28145.

More information about the Salisbury Symphony and its 2015-2016 season is available at



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