July 13 White Mills news

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By The Staff


Kathleen Booker, 369-7101

BIRTHDAY. Happy belated 89h birthday to Maxiene Stith on July 6. There were 74 who attended the potluck dinner and birthday party held at the White Mills Civic League Building. Maxiene appreciated everyone who attended and for gifts. SMALL WORLD. My son-in-law, David L. Knight, traveled with a group from Franklin Crossroads Baptist Church last September on a mission trip to Jordan and Israel. Among the group of 40 who made the journey were a couple from Branson, Mo., Bob and Sue Mabe. Bob Mabe informed us that he and his family were the original group that started the entertainment business in Branson, more commonly known as the Bald-Knobbers Hillbilly Jamboree. David will conduct an auction for Wilson Mabe on July 19 in Munfordville. Wilson Mabe is quite an accomplished musician himself and David was surprised to learn of this connection with Branson. David plans to contact Bob and Sue when he travels to Branson on July 9-10. VISITS. Lisa McDonald and children of Independence spent a few days with her parents, Ervin and Violet Stith, in White Mills and attended White Mills Days. Robert Skees of Indiana was here for White Mills Days and is spending a few days with Ervin and Violet Stith. Alex Johnson of Tampa, Fla., son of James and Loretta Johnson, visited his parents at their home during the Fourth. Those enjoying supper with James and Loretta were Brent Johnson, Anna and Gaven; Todd and Tammie Johnson and family; David and Katrina Knight; Alex Johnson; Elnoah and Kathy Gragson; myself; and Willoughby Johnson. Fireworks were enjoyed after a delicious meal. WHITE MILLS DAYS. July 4 was enjoyed by many families with cookouts and fireworks. White Mills Days were July 4-5 and were enjoyed by a huge crowd and after watching the nice and beautiful parade, everyone went to the Christian Camp for a delicious chicken dinner served in the huge dining room. I was glad to see Vernon and Lena Vinson and eat with them. Vernon is recovering from back surgery and also was able to attend Sunday morning service at Center Point Baptist Church with his wife. I also was glad to see Distie Miller at church, who is recovering from foot surgery. Louise Williams, chairman for getting cakes donated, appreciate the 104 cakes donated. I was glad to learn that White Mills senior citizen Jerome Peerce was able to attend White Mills Day. Sorry I didn’t see him. Mayme Bland, chairman for the donation of pies, appreciated everyone who donated all the pies for the dinner. HARDIN COUNTY FAIR. The Hardin County Fair was from July 7-12. I hope everyone was able to attend. My daughter, Loretta Johnson, helped me with my exhibits for the fair and took me to exhibit. I appreciate the way I am treated at the County Fair. There was help to carry everything in from the car. Loretta took care of exhibiting my vegetables and canned fruits. I did the flowers. Everyone was very helpful. I am sorry to not list the chairmen. My daughter, Kathy Gragson, took me today to pick up my exhibits. Thanks to Loretta and Kathy and everyone who are so thoughtful. CHURCH NEWS. Fresh Cut Grass (which is a gospel Bluegrass music group) will be at Zion Methodist Church on Upton Melrose Road at 6:30 p.m. July 19. Angela Fulkerson also will sing. Everyone is invited. Franklin Crossroads and White Mills Baptist had Bible School this past week. I hope everyone enjoyed it. SYMPATHY. Sympathy to all who have lost loved ones and get well to all who are ill. APPRECIATION. Thanks to Phyllis Spratt for the sweet sympathy letter and to all others for cards.