Two citizens groups to join forces

Iredell Citizens for Integrity will join forces with Washington, D.C.-based Citizens for a Sound Economy to bring a stronger source of information on government to Iredell County, said Buddy Hemric, president of the local group.

“With the strength of CSE and their network of a Speakers Bureau, we will have access to a large source of information to keep (residents) better informed about what is taking place in Raleigh and Washington,” Hemric said in a written statement last week.

Citizens for a Sound Economy also has a Raleigh office. The group’s objective is less government and lower taxes. Details: Hemric at (704) 876-4922.


Humane Society’s ‘Kindness’ effort

The Iredell County Humane Society will offer a summer program called “Kindness to Animals.”

The society will educate children of all ages during the summer on proper animal treatment, at camps, Bible schools, summer schools, day-care centers and other locations. Details: Maxine Middlesworth at (704) 872-5340.


Hooper Center receives award

The Winnie L. Hooper Center recently received an award from the nonprofit I-Care Inc. for partnering to serve youth in Iredell County.

One of the youth recognized for her achievement was Reneta Stewart, a sophomore at Mooresville Senior High School. Reneta is a member of the National Vocational Technical Honor Society at N.F. Woods Technology Center.

She also is a member of her youth choir, New Life, at United Church of Christ. Reneta is the daughter of Terri Howard and Barry Stewart of Mooresville.