People & Places Sunday, Aug. 11

Published 12:00 am Sunday, August 11, 2019

Sisters become authors
Melody Turner Monroe recently released her book titled “Pete Cluckington and the Others.” In this children’s book that targets 7-11 year-olds, the author utilizes farm animals to teach lessons in diversity, acceptance and unity.
A national board certified teacher in early to middle school music, Melody received a BS degree in music education from Appalachian State in Boone, and an MS in arts management from George Mason University in Arlington, Va. She teaches music in the Montgomery County School System, Maryland.
Monica Turner Leak released her book titled “No More Hashtags: Remembrance and Reflections.” This collection of poetry and prose remembers those whose voices have been silenced in death have gone unheard and for whom justice is yet demanded. Monica is a speech pathologist in the Charles County School System in Maryland.
Melody and Monica are graduates of Salisbury High School and the daughters of Revs. William and Patricia Turner.


Reunion News

South Rowan High School Class of 1969 50th Reunion
September 14, 2019 at Concordia Lutheran Church, China Grove
6 -10  pm
$10 per person
Mail to:  SR Class of 69, 870 Old Beatty Ford Rd, China Grove, NC 28023
Send contact info to:
Informal meal at Gary’s BBQ on Friday, Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m.


Volunteer For BlockWork
Volunteer applications for the BlockWork event on Make A Difference Day, October 26, 2019 are now open. Learn more or apply now with some friends at
Applications due by Tuesday, October 1, 2019


Fundraiser for firefighter
New London — NLUMC Music In Missions Concert Series present ‘Songs Created in His Image’ as performed by Noah Melton, at New London United Methodist Church, on Sunday at 4:30 p.m.
All donations received will go to the family of Alastair Parker, firefighter and first responder in Randolph County who was critically injured in a horrific car accident on June 29. As a result of his injuries, Alastair cannot return to work as an EMT with WakeMed Critical Care.


Grief programs
MOORESVILLE — Loss of a Spouse seminar. Saturday, Aug. 17 at 9:30 a.m.; or GriefShare: A special weekly seminar and support group. Saturday, Aug. 24 at 9:30 a.m.
Shearer Presbyterian Church. Regster at or call 704-236-7570.

KANNAPOLIS — GriefShare: For those who have lost loved ones, to help them through the grieving process. Classes begin Sept. 9 and run for 13 weeks on Mondays at 6 p.m. and are held at Central Baptist Church located at 1810 Moose Road. $17 covers materials. Call the church for more information at 704-938-8883.





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