Sept. 7 Howevalley news

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By The Staff

 Mona Holbert


SEPTEMBER. A new month and the hot weather came along with it. Little rain is being predicted. We only can  keep hoping for it. HOWEVALLEY VERTREES DAY. The community’s festival is this Friday and Saturday. Friday’s events include a cornhole tournament at 6 p.m. POC: Donnie Goodman, 862-3667, or Reggie Holbert, 862-3424. Entry fee is $10 and registration begins at 5 p.m.; the baby contest begins at 6 p.m. Friday. Registration is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Entry fee is $10. POC: Betty Pullen, 862-4844. Saturday’s events begin with the parade at 10 a.m. Line up at the Ruritan building. Come early. POC: Brother John R. Clark, 862-9540. This year’s grand marshals are Harold B. and Janice Meredith. They both have lived in the Howevalley community for many years and attended Howevalley School. The Almost Mr. Howevalley contest is at 2 p.m. Entry fee is $5. It is open for ages 16 and older. POC: Amanda Smith, 862-3130; an auction of donated items from businesses and baked goods is at 5 p.m. Hodges Auction Co. will conduct the auction. POC: Elsie Holbert, 862-3424, or Sandy Stout, 862-3871; the beauty contest will begin at 7 p.m. All age groups. Registration is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. POC: Amanda Smith, 862-3130; music and dancing begin at 9 p.m. The band “Wild Country” will play. Gospel singing, games and craft booths and ticket sales will be throughout the day on Saturday. Food and drinks will be served on Friday and Saturday. Nominate someone for mayor of Howevalley. Candidates will vie for the honorary job by getting people to cast money votes for them in their containers. Winner will be determined by whoever collects the most money. POC: Sandy Stout, 862-3871; also contact Sandy to display your deceased loved one’s photo on the memory board. Come and spend the day. Bring your lawn chairs and sunscreen. Enjoy bingo, a cake walk, duck pond and other games. The festival is sponsored by the Howevalley Vertrees Ruritan Club. REUNIONS. West Hardin High School Class of 1973 will have its 35th class reunion Sept. 20 at West Hardin Middle School. A dinner/dance begins at 6:30 p.m. All class members and friends of classmates are invited. The cost is $15. RSVP to Freddie Lucas, 769-2632, or e-mail WHHS73@gmail.com. West Hardin High School Class of 1988 will hold its 20th reunion from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 27 at Pine Valley. RSVP by sending in your money and reservations to Dawn Coffman Walter, 316 Robin Rd., Elizabethtown, KY 42701. For information, call Angie Smith Bryan, 737-0512. Descendants of Mack and Beatrice Goodman will have their reunion Sept. 20 at the White Mills ball park pavilion. A potluck meal begins at 1 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and visit with family and friends. CORRECTION. Due to my error, Kayla and Eric Goodman’s baby shower was held at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethown on Aug. 24. GET-WELL WISHES. Get-well wishes to Daniel Vermillion; Charlie Duncan; Erik Erickson; Cathy Morgan; Mike Lucas; Harold B. Meredith and Wilma Cundiff. HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Happy birthday wishes to Kara Goodman (20 years) on Sept. 10; Jerry Miller on Sept. 11; Howard Aldridge and Donavin Cecil (3 years) on Sept. 12; Bobby Slack, John Shope and Shelly Skaggs on Sept. 13; Cordell Tabb, Vonda Tabb, Nathan Powell, David “Tweeter” Miller and Ellen Smothers on Sept. 14; Jamilee Sherrard (15 years) on Sept. 15; Samuel Smith (8 years), Charlotte Howard, Kathy Davis, Darrell Johnson, Malari Richardson, Derrick Norberg and John Hamm on Sept 16; and Jimmie Sherrard and Perry Hart on Sept. 18. ANNIVERSARIES. Happy anniversary wishes to Darrell and Joanna Butler on Sept. 9; Dwight and Babette Stiles on Sept. 14; Doug and Carla Peters on Sept. 16 (19 years); and Ricky and Dee Dee Richardson on Sept. 18 (4 years). LABOR DAY. I visited my mom on this day. I had taken a cushaw squash and we made pies from it. I had never made one before. I plan to freeze another one to use later on. Her grandkids, Margaret, Jamilee, Paige and Jackie, and niece, Pamela Jo, visited also. BACK IN THE DAY. Tobacco crops. I remember the days when papaw Alva Goodman and Uncle Guy Goodman planted several patches of tobacco. It took a lot of hours and man power to harvest these crops. My brothers and cousins would work for hours cutting it and housing it. I would help strip it. Back then we would hand tie it in bundles. It also was a lot colder then when it was time to strip it. Lots of time there would be snow on the ground. We would try to keep warm by a burning wood stove and wear several layers of clothing. LAUGH LINE. A guy pulls up to the gas pump and hears a chick say “hey sweetie” from the other gas pump. He says “how ya doing?” She gives him a funny look. She was talking on her cell phone. NEWS ITEMS. Call in your news and leave on voice mail at 234-3298 or e-mail to mholbert31@yahoo.com by Sunday evening. Have a great week and be careful with the heat.