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Dec. 23, 2012


Andrea Sherrard Gilpin, 735-7845
   The weather warmed up again. Mother nature is playing tricks on us. On Dec. 17, we had rain, lightning, thunder and hail. There was even a rainbow. It’s suppose to be cold in December and what about the white stuff? A white Christmas would be perfect. I hope everyone has a blessed Christmas.

CLUB NEWS.The Howevalley Vertrees Community Club will have bunco at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at the club building. Bring snacks to share. Everyone is welcome. For information, call Freda Griffen at 862-9413.

   The club held its holiday dinner and meeting Dec. 17. A delicious meal was enjoyed. Officers for 2013 are Treavor Mather, president; Jesse Edwards, vice-president; Barbara McCamish, secretary; and Shortie Holbert, treasurer. Directors are Carlton Blanton, Mike Nall and John R. Clark.
   GET-WELL WISHES. Get-well wishes to John Shope, Wilma Jean Cundiff, Mr. Vermillion, Leslie Vertrees, Cathy Morgan, Eddie Booker and Opal Smallwood.
   SYMPATHY. Sympathy is extended to the family of Guy T. “Buddy” Pirtle. He lived in Scottsburg, Ind., where he owned and operated The Mariann Travel Inn and Restaurant. He grew up in Howevalley, living in the house beside the Howevalley School. The home now is owned by David and Daisie Goodman. He attended Howevalley elementary and high school. His parents were Guy and Mary Alma Kerfoot Pirtle. Siblings were two sisters, the late Brenda Sue Cooper and th late Lorane Joy Hack. His brother, Jack Pirtle, survives. He is survived by his wife, Dorie Cox Pirtle, a daughter and two stepdaughters.
   My mamaw, Shortie Holbert, would stop in the restaurant whenever she visited Indiana in hopes of seeing Buddy there.
   Sympathy is also extended to the family of Tom Coogle of Cecilia. He is survived by two sons, Larry and Jimmy, a daughter, Kay, and daughter-in-law, Vickie. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Delores, a son, Vernon, and son-in-law, Cary Stark. He attended Howevalley elementary and high school.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY.Happy birthday wishes to Helen Butterworth, David Yates and Cleatus Riggs on Dec. 25; Jasmin Kniermiem on Dec. 26; Kasey Smallwood, Larry Lucas, Pete Copelin and Sarah Kuhn on Dec. 27; Steve Peters and Alivia Goodman (5 years) on Dec. 28; Brother Harold Kniffen on Dec. 29; and Corey Smallwood and Mona Holbert, my mom, on Dec. 31.
   ANNIVERSARY. Happy anniversary wishes to Ray and Susan D’Amico on Dec. 28 (21 years).

BUILDING RENTAL.Call now to reserve the Howevalley Vertrees Community Club building for your holiday gatherings. Rental fee is $50. For information, call Elsie Holbert, 862-3424.
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