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Irene Dodson, 862-3808
Hope everyone had a merry Christmas with family and friends. I know it was a lonely Christmas for those who had to be away and could not be with their families, as well as leaving an empty feeling for those at home. Also our sympathy goes out to those who have lost loved ones during this holiday season. God Bless each of you.
HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS. I very much enjoyed the annual lunch Wednesday given we writers for The News-Enterprise at an Elizabethtown restaurant with our most recent Editor Ben Sheroan. He was seated next to me, and found I knew many of his uncles, aunts and cousins, from which we had much discussion. Staff included Terri Swain, Katie Nall, Mary Alice Holt and Holly Tabor, who told us she would be going back to college to further her education. I’m sure she will be missed at the office. Writers attending besides myself were, Nora Sweat, Mona Holbert and Daphne Turpin.
Floyd and I, along with James, Wayne and Marcia Barnes, had an enjoyable Christmas day in Bowling Green visiting my grandchildren, Brock, Ashley and Brody Barnes, granddaughter, Emily Barnes, of Bowling Green also was there. We enjoyed a delicious lunch and exchanged gifts.
Sunday we were pleased to have children and grandchildren visit with us here at home. Carleen Myles Vollmer of Nashville, Don, Danette Alexander, Donald, Missy Alexander and children and James Barnes of Elizabethtown ate lunch with us and exchanged gifts.
Edna Drane along with about 20 other family members enjoyed Christmas at Gosha with her daughter, Diana and Ed Hunsinger on Thursday evening.
Billy Parker, and mother, Ruby Parker, spent Christmas day with his daughter, Sarah, Steve and children. Others visiting were his son, Matthew Parker of Lexington and Steve’s brother. Billy’s wife, Mary Parker, was visiting with her parents in Texas, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Massey.
On Monday, Billy and Ruby Parker visited his son, Zachary Parker, and family in Lexington, Ruby was amazed at how much their baby had grown since she last saw him. He is now 8½ months old.
CHURCH NEWS. I understand we had a good crowd in attendance at College Heights United Methodist Church Sunday to hear our former pastor and District Superintendent Colman Howlett, whom I understand delivered a good message. Sorry we were unable to attend.
BIRTHDAY WISHES. Happy January birthdays to Kathy Farley, Jan. 3; Kenneth Allen, Jan. 5; Samantha Alexander (11 years) and Ben Yates, Jan. 10; Jan.11th, Alyssa Gent, Jan. 10; Paul Clark and Joyce Money, Jan. 15; Tiffany Hill and the Rev. Wm. Dodson, Jan. 16; Brian Goodman, Jan. 18; Ronnie Cheatwood and Sue Skeeters, Jan. 19; Sarah Roberts, Jan. 20; Kiley Jacobi, Jewell Blair, Tom Rogers and Sharon Atcher, Jan. 21; Harris Cheatwood, Jan. 23; Lois Goldsmith, Jan. 25; Jan. 26th. Charles Russell, Jan. 26; and Ken Drane, Jan. 31. May each of you have the best birthday ever and many more.
GET-WELL WISHES. Prayer concerns to Maynard and Doris Pile, Ray and Cathy Golden, Hank and Cynthia Fullen, Billy Parker, Martha Sappenfield, Joel Bas’, Floyd Dodson, Evelyn Stone, Shirley Sessums, Ruth Smith, Carmon Delgado, Wes and Pat Houser, Tim Johnson, Liz Willett, Debbie Dickerson, David Hester, upcoming double organ transplant, Phyllis Ruff, paralyzed, Mr. Aubrey, Margie Henderson, Thelma Dunn, Ann Edwards, broken hip, Elaine Youravich, broken arm, all those missing loved ones. Also our military and country leaders.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY. “The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” — Leo Tolstoy.
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