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NORMAL AGAIN. Hardin County and surrounding counties are almost back to normal. Most of us have electricity, but there are a few that don’t as I write this column Feb. 9. The ice is gone, but a lot of us have a lot of cleaning up to do. The weather was beautiful last weekend. Temperatures rose to the 70s and the warmth of the sunshine felt good. The warmer days have everyone getting spring fever, but after all it still is February. Last year in this month we had a tornado. I hope there isn’t a repeat of that. I’d rather have snow. BENEFIT. A benefit will be held on Feb. 28 for Amy Horn Meredith, her husband, Matthew, and daughter, Cassie, at Howevalley Elementary School. Money raised will help defray expenses that insurance doesn’t cover for Amy’s treatments and other expenses. She was diagnosed with brain cancer in December 2008. A soup/chili supper will begin at 4 p.m., an auction around 5:15 p.m., with gospel singing throughout the evening. Amy’s church, Yates Chapel, is sponsoring the event. Modern Woodmen of America will match funds raised up to $2,500. To donate auction items, call Alice Slaubaugh at 862-5454; food and drink donations, call Norma Horn at 862-4123; other POCs include: Dusty Sullivan, 763-2378, or Mike Nall, 862-3041. Your attendance, support and prayers will be greatly appreciated. STUDENT SPOTLIGHT. Lillian Rice, a kindergarten student in Mrs. Crowder’s room at Howevalley Elementary School, is the daughter of Janelle Darland of Cecilia. Her hobbies include riding her bike and playing with her animals. Lillian always has a smile on her face and always is willing to help others. GET-WELL WISHES. Get-well wishes to Amy Horn Meredith; Cathy Morgan; Faye Valentine; Ella Garner; Brother John R. Clark; Dona Whalen; Charlie Ray and Willard Smallwood. I spoke with Willard Smallwood’s daughter, Barbara, on Feb. 7. She said he is improving and has been moved to Helmwood Healthcare facility. Glad to hear he is doing better. Brother John R. Clark is recuperating at home after breaking his leg. We hope you have a speedy recovery. SYMPATHY. My heartfelt sympathy to the family of Cecil Bird. I spoke with him often when I worked at the grocery store. Many of his coworkers at Dow Corning were saddened to learn of his death. Sympathy also is extended to the family of Herbert Hazelip of Cecilia. I went to school with some of his children. VISIT. I visited my friend and neighbor, Ella Garner, on Feb. 8. We watched the Louisville Cardinal basketball game. Keith, Becky and Lily-Kate Garner stopped by while I was there. Lily-Kate now is walking and talking more all the time. She is adorable. HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Happy belated birthday to my friend, Teresa Pearsall, on Feb. 12. Other birthday wishes to Jawanda Buntain and Levi Anderson on Feb. 19; Edna Goodman, Kory Helm and Pat Booker on Feb. 20; Valerie Butler, Morgan Dalton (14 years) and Brady McDowell (8 years) on Feb. 21; Martha Brown, Ashley Puckett (16 years), Elijah McStoots (8 years) and Heavin Goodman (9 years) on Feb. 22; Gary Goodman, Michael Butler and Lynn Butler on Feb. 23; Dana Patterson, Curtis Duvall (22 years), Taylor Cobb (13 years) and Junior Riggs on Feb. 24; and Jean Lucas and Forrest Cooper (13 years) on Feb. 25. ANNIVERSARIES. Happy belated anniversary wishes to Keith and Becky Garner on Feb. 10 (13 years); other wishes to Willard and Opal Smallwood on Feb. 19 (60 years); Hansell and Patty Peters on Feb. 19 (15 years); and Larry and Sheila Lucas on Feb. 22 (3 years). DRIVING LESSON. Whenever traffic lights aren’t working, every car must stop and proceed with caution in a 4-way stop manner. On Feb. 1, I was doing just that and my truck got rear ended. Many drivers don’t follow this rule. BACK IN THE DAY. Valentines. When my girls were little, they each would pick out a box of valentines to give to their friends and classmates. Some would be Disney characters, Blue’s Clues, Power Rangers, bears, cats or dogs. LAUGH LINE. Why did the secret agent think that his dog was a spy? Because he caught it snooping around. NEWS ITEMS. Call and leave your news on my voice mail at 234-3298 or e-mail to email@example.com by Sunday evening. Also, remember to put “News” in the subject heading and please no download files to open. Have a great day.