People & Places Sunday, Oct. 22

Published 12:00 am Sunday, October 22, 2017

Cannon Memorial Lodge 626

By Thomas A. VanEtten Sr., MBA, PMP, CLSSBB, Certified Lean Master

KANNAPOLIS — Recently, Brothers from Cannon Memorial Lodge 626 arrived at the Kannapolis Police Department to show thanks and appreciation, present coffee and muffins, and to provide an award of recognition to the officers.

“It’s sad that in today’s environment, people only remember the Police when they need help — the rest of the time, it’s as if they are forgotten. As a service-based Masonic Lodge, we felt it an honor to thank the officers for their hard work and dedication to keeping Kannapolis a great place to live” said Thomas VanEtten, secretary of the Lodge.

Chief of Police Woody Chavis accepted the award on behalf of the KPD. Thank you to the officers of Kannapolis for their continued efforts to keep the streets safe, as well as to the Brothers that attended, and to French Express Coffee House in Kannapolis for supporting our efforts by supplying the muffins and coffee.

Masons that attended: Hugh Moose, Dalton Jordan, Bobby Brown, CJ Nickelson Jr., George Maxwell, Jerry Tucker, Steve Jordan, Josh Karriker, Jason Mathis, and Thomas VanEtten Sr.


Boyden High School class of 1962 


Boyden High School class of 1962 held its reunion the weekend of Sept. 29-30.

The weekend started with a gathering at the home of classmate George Kluttz. George and Margaret provide a wonderful dinner and gathering in their back yard for more than 70 classmates and guests.

Saturday night the festivities continued at the Country Club of Salisbury with a social hour and dinner. During the evening the class memorialized the 40 deceased classmates. Classmates on the planning committee for the reunion from Salisbury were Nancy Wallace Dunham, Sandy Goodman, Tom Lynch, Pete Poole, Judy Johnson, Michael Rowland, Marcia Sned Reamer, George Kluttz, Margie Kirk Sides, Zandra Harrison Spencer and Ben Kirk-Sherrills Ford.

Also attending from Salisbury: Ronald Basinger, Ann Brownlee, Clay Burleson, Brenda Holshouser Dwiggins, Wayne Eller, John Isenberg, Patsy Thompson Kent, Fred Lee, Margaret Eason Lipe, Nancy Welch McDaniel, Georgia Peele McCorkle, Steve and Betsy Hannold Overcash, Mike Peninger, Allan Rouzer, Michael Rowland, Jim Goodman, Judy Johnson, Bill Jarrett, Patricia Loftin Gilbert, Margaret Thompson Shumate;

Greensboro: Robert Angel, Bill Mangum, Randy Uzzell; Carolina Beach: Mark Arthur; Kannapolis: Barry Bostian, Kent Gudger; Roaring Gap: Ray Earnhardt; Asheville: Kay Nussman Goodman; Charlotte: Sandra Hopper Jacobs; Wake Forest: Steve Jarrell; High Point: Edward King, Irv Parnell; Asheboro: Richard Lowman; Concord: Jim Monroe, Jeanette Murphy Trexler; Durham: Charles Rouzer; Mooresville: David Wood; Winston-Salem: David Safrit; Raleigh: David Rendleman; England: Nancy Peacock Bluett; Maryland: Theda Bundy Askew, Susan Morris Carroll; Illinois: Laurie Cress Farrell; South Carolina: Dennis Lamb; Georgia: Jim Riddle, Jeanne Smith Ehlers, Ernie Weant; Florida: Mary Horton West; Texas: Terri Singer Speicher; Virginia: Bill Saunders, Sunny Spires Dixon; Ohio: Sue Ann Horton Worley.


Health fair offers free mammograms

The Delta Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and Novant Health Breast Cancer Center will offer free mammograms on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at First Calvary Baptist Church. Preregistration is required by contacting Earnestine Krider at 704-637-7183 or Marva McCain, 704-640-0087 and completing an application.

Appointments are first come, first served. Application deadline is Monday, Oct. 23. The mammogram is offered to those with Medicaid, Medicare, insurance or no insurance. Ladies must be at least 35 years old to participate. First Calvary Baptist Church’s Missionary Unit 6 will also offer blood pressure check, mini-workshops and health information.


Kim-Ward plays with summer symphonies; Ward receives award

Miran Kim-Ward, daughter-in-law of Bill and Celeste Ward of Salisbury, travelled to Chicago to play a brief summer season with an orchestra made up of visiting musicians and members of the Chicago Symphony. Afterward she returned briefly to New York, then went to Pittsburg, where she accompanied the Pittsburg Symphony Orchestra on their European Tour. She is now back playing with the New York Symphony Opera Orchestra, where she has a position in the first violin section.

Kim-Ward’s husband, John Ward, son of Bill and Celeste Ward and executive chef manager for bakery products at the New York restaurant Per Se, was recently awarded $5,000 to go work for a week at a restaurant of his choice in the San Francisco Bay Area.


DAV and Auxiliary 96

The DAV and Auxiliary 96 will meet Monday, Oct. 23 in Building 42 at the VA Hospital, at 6:30 p.m.


Davie High class of 2007

MOCKSVILLE — The Davie High graduating class of 2007 will hold its 10 year reunion on Saturday, Nov. 4 at Triple J Manor House, 362 Interstate Drive, from 6 p.m. until midnight. For more information, email


Rowan Redbuds

Rowan Redbuds Garden Club will meet on October 26, 1:00, at Foil Tatum Park, 223 N. McCoy Road, Salisbury. Bring a chair. This will be a Walk and Talk by Steve Brown with the City of Salisbury. The meeting will be canceled if the weather is bad. Guests are welcome. Carolyn Alexander, president 704-637-0928


Toss for Tots 

Fundraiser Sponsored by Prevent Child Abuse Rowan (Terri Hess House), 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28: F&M Trolley Barn, 165 East Liberty St. Friendly corn hole competition and other fun games, raffles for Panthers Package (includes box seats), food catered by the Smoke Pit, music by LiveHouse, great selection of beer, wine and the signature drink of the night. Tickets at the door or


Humane Society’s Fall spaghetti dinner

Friday, Nov. 3: Lunch 11 a.m.-1 p.m. / dinner 5-8 p.m., carry out or dine in. Delivery for orders of 5+. Rhyne Building, Stallings Memorial Baptist Church, 817 S. Main St. Delivery order deadline is Nov. 2. Call 704-636-5700 or fax 704-633-5832. Meals $6 adults/$3 children under age 12. Spaghetti with meat or meatless sauce, salad, garlic bread, dessert, tea or water. No beverage with delivery. Proceeds go for the veterinary care and rehabilitation of sick or injured stray and abandoned animals.


Application deadline for Winston-Salem Symphony’s Peter Perret Youth Talent Search  is Nov. 1

WINSTON-SALEM — The Winston-Salem Symphony is accepting applications to audition for the annual Peter Perret Youth Talent Search through Nov. 1. First round auditions are November 11 at Durham Academy in Durham from noon-6 p.m. and in Winston-Salem on Nov. 18 from noon-6 p.m. at Crawford Hall on the campus of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

For more information about application and audition requirements and to complete an online application visit

Applicants from across the state compete in two age categories: Junior Level, ages 8-12, and Senior Level, ages 13–senior year of high school. First, second, and third place winners will be named from each age group and will receive cash prizes. First place winners will be invited to perform with the Winston-Salem Symphony at the upcoming Concert for Community in February.

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