5-25 Rineyville News

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By The Staff

BIRTHDAYS. This week’s birthday list includes Jason Pike, Mike Gunning, Lydia Miller, Fred Dohn, Addison Foushee, Danny Crewz, Randy Grezsik, Earl Crews, Michael Miller, Ruth Froedge, Aaron Yates, Bailey Nall, Meredith Cubera, Scott Booker, David Riney, Nina Kaelin, Tyler Vessels, Bert Jones, Gene Miller, Mary Riney, Delphine French, Gene Cecil, Jerry Davis, Becky Miller, Phyllis Taylor and Shorty Brown.

SPECIAL BIRTHDAY. Rhonda Newton celebrated her 50th birthday May 14. BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION. On May 18, Ridge Spring United Methodist Church members celebrated Willis Willyard’s 90th birthday with a surprise birthday celebration that also included his family and friends in the community. He now has his marked parking space with his name on it. Willis has attended Ridge Spring most of his life. He was baptized there in 1929, and by 1977 he was one of five who kept the church alive. For years, Willis and Lottie were the first ones to open the doors of the church each Sunday. In previous years, Willis has served on every committee and probably done every job involved with keeping a church open. He started teaching Sunday school in 1938, but in recent years has given that leadership position over to other members. He taught for many, many years. When they lived down the road, Willis drove his tractor to church more than once on a Sunday morning to be sure that, if anyone came out in the weather, they would find the door unlocked. The word serve fits Willis.   GET-WELL WISHES. Please keep the following people in your thoughts and prayers: Dennis Arnold, Corbett “Hippy” Baker, Bud Brangers, Bunny Brangers, Steve Brangers, Annetta Brown, Patty Burgess, Louann Carman, Leanna Cecil, Jadon Cox, Robert Cummings, Danny Crewz, Bill Davidson, Jim Downs, Debby Duda, Wanda Duke, Jim Kitson, Alma Mahanna, Louise Matheny, Rusty Mitchell, Cathy Morgan, Dorothy Muse, Richard Nall,  John Pawley, Billy Ray, Virgil Ray, Margie Shively, Jack Taylor, Joe Wise, Tom Wiseman, Zach Wiseman and Will Yates. ANNIVERSARIES. Happy wedding anniversary to Tony and Tina Yates today; James and Maxine Shanks on Monday; Calvin and Donna Nall and Kevin and Amy Purdom on Tuesday; and John and Deanna Pike on Wednesday. RINEYVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. The following students have birthdays this week: Kirsten Brown and Andrew Dickey today; Chris Clenney on Monday; Brittany Dunbar and Madison Lindsay on Tuesday; Seven Brandenburg and Sophia Cantwell on Wednesday; Jimmy Parris, Keyshaun Shanks, Kelsie Stilwell and Cody Walker on Thursday; Kyler Goodman and Madelyn Sabol on Friday; and Caitlin Coppinger, Dray Grady, Jaylyn Lyons and Sydney O’Bannon Milesko on Saturday. There is no school on Monday. There will be a dress rehearsal on Tuesday and the talent show is on Wednesday starting at 8 a.m. Thursday will be the final day of this school year. RINEYVILLE COMMUNITY PARK. The next meeting is at 6 p.m. June 1 at the park. Baseball and softball season games are in full swing. The soccer program is well on its way to being established. Thanks to all who have contributed to get these programs up and running and continually helping the park to progress. Walkers use the blacktop trail and the surrounding area to walk. Many basketball games are going on in the evening, along with children using the playground. It is great to see the people of this community taking advantage of the facilities. SUBMIT YOUR NEWS. Give me a call at 737-2973 or e-mail your news to rgpike@alltel.net by Monday evening.