Army trains Clayton woman’s nephew
Army Pvt. Coreteiz D. Sprangle has graduated from basic and advanced individual training at Fort Benning, Ga. He is the nephew of Melodie Dunn of Clayton and the grandson of Novella Perry of Goldsboro.
During basic training, Sprangle received instruction in drill and ceremonies, military customs and courtesies, map reading, tactics, basic rifle marksmanship, physical fitness, field exercises and first aid.
In advanced training, he received instruction to light and heavy anti-armor weapons, indirect-fire support and mechanized operations while assigned to a rifle or mortar squad.
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Sprangle is a 2011 graduate of Goldsboro High School.
Johnston youngster sells champion goat
A Johnston County youngster sold animals in the Sale of Champions at the N.C. State Fair.
From the junior livestock show, Iron Horse Auction Co. paid $10,000 for the N.C.-born and bred grand champion and reserve grand champion meat goat, shown by 3-year-old Zadock Jennings of Kenly.
Teacher of the Year
Cindy Varner Baddour, a graduate of Smithfield-Selma High School, has been named “Teacher of the Year” at Fuquay Elementary School in Fuquay-Varina. She is the dauaghter of Vicky Varner of Smithfield and the late Al Varner.
Benson man at helm of trade association
Ricky Young, owner of Young’s Auto Center & Salvage near Benson, recently gave his inaugural speech as president of the Automotive Recyclers Association. He has previously served as secretary, second vice president and first vice president.
“I am honored to take the reigns as president of ARA and to continue to play a role in preserving and promoting the work of professional automotive recyclers,” Young said in his acceptance speech.
In his remarks, Young recognized his wife, his two sons and close family friends from North Carolina who traveled to Nashville for his inaugural address. A past president of the Carolina Automotive Recyclers Association, he thanked the many CAR members in attendance for their support.
Young’s parents, Teeny and Reba Young, began Young’s Auto Center & Salvage, in 1963 as a service station. In 1972, Ricky Young took over day-to-day operations of the family business and pushed it to a new level, including the addition of a mobile crushing division in 1977.
Drain earns CFRE certification
Alison Drain, executive director of the Johnston Health Foundation, has earned her professional certification from CFRE International. In doing so, she has met a series of standards set by the organization, which includes tenure in the profession, education, demonstrated fundraising achievement and a commitment to service to not-for-profit organizations.
Drain also passed a rigorous written exam testing the knowledge, skills and abilities that are required of a fundraising executive.
Drain, who is also director of development for Johnston Health, has master’s degrees in public administration and social work from West Virginia University. She is a graduate of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College.
Outside of work, she is public-relations chair for the Rotary Club of Central Johnston County, a member of the Clayton Chamber of Commerce and chair of its Christmas parade.
She and her husband, Drew, live in the Cleveland Community. They have a daughter, Isabelle.
One of nation’s best
Jose Antonio Vega of Ideal Solutions Services in Clayton competed recently for the title of America’s Best Insulation Installer.
The 13th annual America’s Best Installer competition took place Oct. 16-18 at the Exdo Events Center in Denver, Colo.
Extension agent receives award
Jayne McBurney, a family and consumer educator with the Johnston County Cooperative Extension Service, has received the Dean Don Felker Financial Management Award from the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.
McBurney has provided programs in Johnston County since 2007; her “Love Your Money” curriculum garnered the national recognition.
“This award is for a curriculum that works,” McBurney said. “Participants have reported paying off bills, increased credit score and adding more to savings as a result of this program.”
For more information about “Love Your Money,” call McBurney at 919-989-5380.
Air Force trains Frederick Bouton
Air Force Airman 1st Class Frederick K. Bouton has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. He is a 2010 graduate of Smithfield-Selma High School.
The airman completed an eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, the Air Force’s core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate’s degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Bouton is the son of Vicki K. Bouton of Wendell.
Selma pair’s son-in-law gets Marine post
Marine Lt. Col. Michael J. Carreiro has been executive officer of the Marine Corps Air Station, Iwakuni, Japan. Before being named to his current post, Carreiro was personnel officer for the Air Station. He has served in the military for 26 years.
Carreiro is the son of J. Michael Carreiro III and Frances M. Carreiro of Tiverton, R.I. He is the husband of Myia Carreiro and the son-in-law of Chadwick and Sarah Allen of Selma.
Carreiro is a 1988 graduate of Tiverton High School, Tiverton, R.I. He earned a bachelor’s degree in 1996 from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a master's degree in 2007 from the Naval War College, Newport, R.I.