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Nov. 9 White Mills news

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By The Staff

 White Mills

Kathleen Booker, 369-7101

CONGRATULATIONS. Congratulations to Amy Rageland, daughter of Ova Lee and Sharon Lindsey of White Mills, who graduated from Sullivan College with as associate’s degree Oct. 11, continuing toward her Bachelor of Arts degree. Her husband is Dewayne Rageland. BIRTHDAY WISHES. Happy birthday to Brent Johnson on Nov. 22; to Cory Johnson on Nov. 23; and to Bobby Williams on Nov. 25. Happy belated birthday to Violet Stith on Nov. 7. Violet is the White Mills Post Master. She and her husband, Ervin Stith, are dear friends of mine. Ervin picked and brought me elderberries this year and I made the jelly. ANNIVERSARY WISHES. Happy anniversary to Steve and Anna Booker on Nov. 23; and to Mark and Diane Booker on Nov. 24. VISITS. Ervin and Violet Stith visited me Sunday after church and brought me some goodies, cake and candy and a plate of food. Thanks. My sister, Anna Fern Best, had family in from California, her daughter, Patty, and some of her family. My daughter, Kathy Gragson, and I stopped by to see them on our way to Elizabethtown. My granddaughter-in-law Tammie, wife of Todd Johnson, visited me Thursday morning and brought me breakfast after the kitchen fire. HALLOWEEN. This past Friday night was trick or treat night. I had 15 visit me. Five of my grandchildren were in the group, Conner, Logan and Sydney Thompson and their mother, Marsha Thompson; Chris and Lynn Young and sons, Zack and Gavan Young. Lisa Riggs Shrader brought her two children, Chris and Sonya Rogers brought their son, Levi. There were several children I didn’t know and had to ask who they were. Justin Skees brought his two children and I had gone to bed, but I saw them the next day and sent candy to them. FIRE. Now to tell you about the fire that I had in my kitchen on Oct. 28. I put a large aluminum pan on the stove with a little cooking oil to clean a burn in the pan. When I turned around the flame from the oil was going to the ceiling, which caught my ceiling on fire. I fought it with a wet broom, doing the best that I could. When my son-in-law, James Johnson, arrived he went upstairs to see if it had spread to the upstairs, but it hadn’t. Now the cleaning ladies from my insurance company are staying busy taking everything down from the walls etc. cleaning, wrapping each thing. I will have a new kitchen, but nothing I had planned. Some of my old things were planned by my late husband, Floyd, and I can’t replace. But I’m so proud and thankful for my insurance that is covering my loss. One thing that burned was my mixer that sat on a cabinet near the stove and many others. GET-WELL WISHES. Best wishes to everyone who is ill. I’m glad that Shirley Williams was able to attend Center Point Church on Sunday after being ill. FALL BACK. I suppose everyone remembered to set their clocks back an hour last Saturday night. APPRECIATION. Thanks again to John Lay, son of the late Rev. Walter and Dorothy Lay. John lives in Elizabethtown. The Lay family lived in White Mills and their children attended Lynnvale School. Brother Lay was pastor of Center Point Baptist Church and White Mills Baptist at one time. John Lay is spending time going through old newspapers. I appreciate the many articles he has copied and sent me, many concerning my father, G.C. Johnson. One I really appreciated was when I was elected as page in the House of Representatives. This was a great experience for me at age 13 or 14. Thanks again to Johnny Lay. CHURCH NEWS. A large number attended service Sunday at Center Point Baptist Church with Pastor Brother Robert Jewell bringing the message. Communion was served by the deacons of the church. We had visitors who are always welcomed, one being Edward Pawley and many others. Thanks to Joe Willie Priddy, who brought watermelons to church to give away that he grew late this fall. END OF THE SEASON CELEBRATION. Zachary Young, 6-year-old son of Chris and Lynn Young, played his last football game of the season last Sunday afternoon. After the game, they had a pizza party at a local restaurant and were presented a trophy. Along with his family, his grandparents, Elnoah and Kathy Gragson, attended. COMMUNITY DINNER. The annual White Mills community dinner is at noon Nov. 16 in the White Mills Christian Camp dining room. Meats are furnished, but please bring vegetables, salads, desserts and drinks. Gather with friends to enjoy time together in giving thanks for all our blessings of this great country. For information, call 369-8118 or 369-6284. HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES. The bridge lighting, parade and chili supper are Nov. 30. The parade begins at 5:30 p.m. at White Mills Christian Camp, entries should arrive by 5 p.m. Cars, trucks, tractors or entries of any kind are welcome. For information, call Cole Miller, 862-2932. The chili dinner is from 6 to 7:15 p.m. and will benefit the Lakewood Elmentary School Resource Center. A live nativity is from 7:15 to 7:30 p.m., the bridge lighting is at 7:30 p.m. and refreshments and Santa will follow. Desserts and cookies are needed. Call 369-8118 or 369-6284. NEW ARRIVAL. Isaac Neil was born to Neil and Chasity Logsdon on Oct. 23 at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces. Siblings are Brent, Luke and Hannah. Local grandparents are Randell and Willadean Logsdon and Phillip and Anita Haycraft. Great-grandparents are Ed and Wilella Copelin.