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Jan. 15, 2012


Andrea Sherrard Gilpin, 735-7845

NEW YEAR. How is your new year going so far? The first few days were okay, but then the dreaded sick bug hit. There are just too many symptoms to mention, but let me tell you it is no fun. So many people have it and it usually lasts around 72 hours. If you’re lucky and haven’t had it, just remember to keep chicken broth soups, crackers and Popsicles on hand.

COMMUNITY LOSS. A few years back a lady, Eleanor Goodman, moved to the community. She had lived in Eastview with her husband, Lawrence, and raised their family there. She was a member of Smith Chapel United Methodist Church and after moving to Howevalley, she attended Yates Chapel Community Church. She went home to Heaven on Jan. 4. She loved to cook, loved her children and many grandchildren and most of all God. She is survived by her children, Arnold, Hubert, Larry, Catherine, Betty, Norma and Sharon; a sister; and several grandchildren.

CLUB NEWS. The Howevalley Vertrees Community Club’s next meeting is at 7 p.m. Jan. 23. To join the club, it is $1 per person. Everybody is welcome, we need some new members to join. There will be a potluck meal before the meeting. We also need some new members to help with some new ideas to help out the community and Howevalley Days this year.

CHURCH BENEFIT. Yates Chapel Community Church will have a benefit chili/soup supper and auction Feb. 4 at Howevalley Elementary School. The supper will begin at 4 p.m. EST, with the auction to follow at 6 p.m. The dinner will include all you can eat chili/soup, a sandwich, drink and dessert, $5 for adults and children 10 and younger eat for free. Proceeds will go to the church building fund. For information, contact Norma Horn, dinner, 862-4123, or Curtis Goodman, auction, 234-4376.

ROOK. Rook is played at 7 p.m. each Thursday at the Howevalley Vertrees Community building. Everyone is welcome.

GET-WELL WISHES.  Get-well wishes to David Catlett, Ronnie Helm, Clara ChappellRexroat, Ed Sams, Pearl Horn, Leslie (Pick) Vertrees, BryleHolbert; Jerry Dyer, Bill Parrett, Josh Carlton, Opal Smallwood, Barry Childress, Adam Hay, Rosemarie Hay, Thelma Dunn and Cathy Morgan.

SYMPATHY. Sympathy is extended to the family of Donna Joy Pearson. She was a member of Franklin Crossroads Baptist Church. She gave of herself many years of youth and children’s ministries and to her church. She battled cancer for five years. She attended church service on Jan. 1 and went to Heaven on Jan. 5. Her faith in her savior Jesus Christ never waivered. She is survived by her husband, Sam; daughters, Holly and Kellee; son, Lee; four  grandchildren; and three brothers.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Happy birthday wishes to Kayla Lucas on Jan. 16 (15 years); Stevie Duvall on Jan. 17; Renee Holbert and Steven McCamish on Jan. 18; Terry Barnes, Chasity Lucas, Autumn Nichols and Tristan Holbert (3 years) on Jan. 19; Aaron Stillwell, Betty St. John, Paula Raizor and Blake Peters on Jan. 21; and Faith Gage and Frankie Goodman on Jan. 23.

HOOVER’S WIT. Someone asked a little boy one day if he liked his school teacher. He said, “Yeah, I like my teacher; It’s them upstitutes (substitutes) I don’t like.”

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