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March 16, 2014


Andrea Sherrard Gilpin, 270-735-7845

KENTUCKYWEATHER. A beautiful day full of sunshine on March 11. We took Chloe to Freeman Lake Park. We put her on the swings but she was a little scared. We also showed her the ducks. It’s amazing to watch all of her expressions.

Back to the weather. Even though we had a warm day on March 11, the next day was so typical of Kentucky weather. Rain, wind, cold temperatures and even snow flurries. Mother Nature is just teasing us again. We just have to be patient and enjoy what is given to us. Spring will be here soon.

BENEFIT. Modern Woodmen of America Chapter No. 11681 is sponsoring a Matching Fund Benefit for Bryle Holbert on April 12, at Howevalley Elementary School, 8450 Hardinsburg Road, Highway 86. There will be an auction, dinner and raffle beginning at 4 p.m. All proceeds will be matched up to $2,500 and given to Bryle to alleviate medical expenses.

Bryle was injured at work in 2011 and lost eyesight in one of his eyes. He is receiving no compensation.

Anyone wanting to donate items or monetary donations, please contact Jeff Nalley, 270-692-7391,  Anna Marie Flowers, 270-737-9425, Brod Holbert, 270-234-3199, Mary Mona Holbert at mona.holbert@facebook.com or Elsie Holbert (270) 862-3424. 

Please mark your calendars and come and support Bryle and his family.

ALUMNI. Annual Howevalley Alumni Association meeting is April 26 at Howevalley Elementary School. All graduates, friends, family and anybody who ever attended Howevalley are welcome to attend. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., a delicious dinner catered by Bob Evans at 7 p.m. with a fun-filled auction and raffle to follow.

Invitations will go out end of March. If you would like to be added to the invitation list, please contact the school or Mary Mona Holbert on facebook mona.holbert@facebook.com .

OUT AND ABOUT. My mom saw her “Charlie Ray” and Ella Garner out in town on March 11. Mom always enjoys seeing them. They used to be neighbors in Rineyville.

GET-WELL WISHES. Get-well wishes to Charlie Williams, Sabrina Smallwood, Sue Cundiff, Frankie Vertrees, Gregory Goodman, Ovel Goodman, Thelma Dunn, Mary Goodman, Mike Nall, Sierra Covin, John Shope, Opal Smallwood and Cathy Morgan.

SYMPATHY. Sympathy to the family of Melvin Goodman. He was a longtime resident of the community. He is survived by many family and friends who loved him.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Happy birthday wishes to Mary Shartzer and Gene Ford on March 17; Jackie Holbert (19 years), Kim Sanders and Andrew Masterson (20 years) on March 18; Jeffrey Helson on March 19; Gayle Evans, Mark Hoffman and Cody Kelly on March 20; and Matthew Helson on March 22.

CLUB NEWS. The Howevalley Vertrees Community Club has bunco the second Monday of each month. The club meets every fourth Monday of each month. New members are needed. Everyone is invited to become a part of the club.

ROOK. Rook is played at 7 p.m. every Thursday at the Howevalley Vertrees Community building. The game is Flaherty Rook. Bring a partner and come on down. Everyone is welcome. The season is winding down.

GOT NEWS? Call and leave your news on voice mail at 270-735-7845, if you call please be considerate of the time you choose to call, or email to margaretsherrard87@yahoo.com. Deadline is Sunday. Don’t forget you can submit photos for the column by emailing them to me. Have a blessed week.