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Sept. 11, 2011


Andrea Sherrard Gilpin, 735-7845

SEPT. 11, 2001. Where were you on this day? It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years. I was in school and my daddy was having back surgery in a Louisville hospital. Mom remembers sitting in the waiting room watching everything on T.V.

CHURCH NEWS. Franklin Crossroads Baptist Church holds worship services each Sunday at 8:30 and 11 a.m. with Brother Ron Davis preaching. A noon meal is served. Sunday evening services are at 6 p.m. Crossroads University classes are at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Classes are: Introduction to the Old Testament, led by Travis VanMeter; Grace Walk, led by Ron Davis; The Gospel of Mark, led by Rob Sumrall; and How to Study the Bible, led by Jamie Coomer. Everyone is welcome.

A 9-11 memorial service will be Sept. 11 at F.C.B.C. during worship service. Prayer will be held for the families of 9-11 victims, our country and all the soldiers in harms way and their families.

Vertrees Baptist Church will celebrate homecoming and begin revival Sept. 25.  The morning service will start at 11 a.m.  with evening services at 6:30 p.m. from Sunday through Sept. 28. There will be a homecoming meal immediately following the morning service and a singing service afterwards. Everyone is invited to attend. Brother Roger McGuffin will bring the message and special music will be performed at each service. For information, call Brother John Boone at 536-3204.

GET-WELL WISHES.  Get-well wishes to Keon Johnson, Jeffrey Crowder, Clara Chappell Rexroat, Freda Braggs, Ed Sams, Pearl Horn, Roger Miller, Saundra Powers, Leslie (Pick) Vertrees, Bryle Holbert, Wilma Cundiff, Jerry Dyer, Bill Parrett, Josh Carlton, Willard and Opal Smallwood, Mary Belle Hornback, Patricia Hornback, Barry Childress, Adam Hay, Rosemarie Hay, Thelma Dunn and Cathy Morgan.

Eleven-year-old Keon Johnson is recovering at home following surgery for head trauma. He spent spent a week at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville. Please remember him and his family in your prayers.

MEMORIAL SERVICE. A graveside service was held for Myra Jean Yates Ray Gray at the Howevalley Cemetery. Brother John R. Clark conducted the service and the obituary was read by Wanda Edwards. Family photos were on display and flowers placed on the grave. Several friends and family members attended. The family appreciates everything that was done for them in their time of sorrow.

SYMPATHY. Sympathy is extended to Bea Wilmoth and family on the passing of her father, Sam Claywell.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Lonnie Dowell. He was a manager at Houchens for 29 years. My uncles, Brodie, Reggie and Keith, worked with him.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Happy birthday wishes to Howard Aldridge and Donavin Cecil (6 years) on Sept. 12; John Shope, Bobby Slack and Shelly Skaggs on Sept. 13; Cordell Tabb, Vonda Tabb, Nathan Powell, David “Tweeter” Miller and Lily Kate Garner (4 years) on Sept. 14; Jamilee Sherrard (18 years) on Sept. 15; Samuel Glenn Smith (11 years), Charlotte Howard, Kathy Davis, Darrell Johnson, Malari Richardson, and John Hamm on Sept. 16; and Jimmie Sherrard and Perry Hart on Sept. 18.

Two special people in my life celebrate birthdays this month. My “little” sister, Jamilee, will be 18 years old on Thursday. I remember being so proud to be her big sister and excited when she was brought home from the hospital. The other being my daddy. He celebrates his birthday next Sunday. I won’t mention how old he is but it is the same double digit number, 11 x 5. Oops, sorry daddy.

ANNIVERSARY. Happy anniversary wishes to Ricky and Dee Dee Richardson on Sept. 18 (7 years).

MARCHING BAND. Central Hardin High School marching band will compete in its first competition of the season on Saturday at Madison Central High School in Richmond. Good luck Bruins.

HOOVER’S WIT. A little boy’s aunt was thinking of buying a new car. She hadn’t learned how to drive yet. The little boy couldn’t talk plain and told his daddy, “I surely hope Aunt Fran buys a new car. I told her if she could start it, I could sop it.”

NEWS. Call in your news and leave on voice mail at 735-7845 or e-mail to margaretsherrard87@yahoo.com. Deadline is Sunday.