SHS CLASS OF 1960 REUNION - Saluda High School Class of 1960 recently celebrated their 55th class reunion at Windy Hill Barn. Of the 61 graduates, 21 attended, along with three teachers, Mrs. Bela Herlong, Mrs. Dorothy Bradshaw and Mrs. Helen Corley. Those attending from out of state were David Goff from Virginia, Jeffery Gunter and Madeline Yarbrough Jeffries from N.C., along with Maggie Powell Rushton and Jackie Smith Avery from Georgia. Deceased members of the class are Brenda Smith Kirkland, Hoyt McGee, Ernest Long, Kenneth Yarborough, Leroy Salters, Wayne Bartley, Duane Smith, Margaret Wertz Hammond, Helen Hembel, David Riser, Robert Massey, Sylvia Rushton Whisenant, Randy Griffith, Ellen Shealy Bartley, Pattie Denny Miller and D.P. Bledsoe. Pictured: starting with the back row and working down: Bob Lake, Madeline Jefferson, Ed Hallman, Charles Long, Maggie Rushton, Marvin Adams, Grady Miller, Nelson Padgett, David Goff, Leon Edwards, Steve White, Jackie Avery, Bela Herlong, Freida Caughman, Toby Edwards, Helen Corley, Dorothy Bradshaw, Pansy Padgett, Marlene Smith, Lena Warren, George Nicholson, Jeff Gunter and Shirley Logan.
Joins Alabama Cattlemen’s staff
Curt Berry of Saluda, South Carolina, joined the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association staff on July 15.
Curt will be Director of Industry Relations and Youth Activities. Berry grew up on a cattle farm and recently graduated from Clemson University with a degree in Animal Science.
While in college Curt served as president of the Block and Bridle Club and served on the Student Government Senate. He also served as a State FFA officer.
Berry will be responsible for the Alabama Junior Cattlemen’s Association, the emerging leaders program and coordinating other youth livestock activities with State FFA and 4-H. He also will help coordinate producer education programs.
This staff position is largely funded by the state beef checkoff program.
Awarded Nursing Scholarship
Stephanie Drake, rising fresh-man at Lander University’s Honors College, was awarded the Charlotte Blackwell Memorial Nursing Scholarship.
This scholarship program has been established in memory of Charlotte Blackwell, one of the most dedicated and inspiring nurses ever to serve at Self Regional Health-care. Charlotte passed away in 2005 and her friends and colleagues established a scholarship program for future nurses.
Scholarships may be awarded to graduating high school seniors or current nursing students based on academic merit, strong com-mitment to the nursing profession, exceptional interpersonal skills and demonstration of outstanding clinical nursing skills or potential based on work experience.