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Sept. 22, 2013

White Mills

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Terri Spencer, 270-862-4604

What an absolutely wonderful day last Sunday turned out to be. White Mills Baptist Church celebrated its 175th anniversary and more than 200 people showed up to help us celebrate such a huge milestone. Ron Lewis, one of our former pastors and a former U.S. Congressman, gave the message. He has not lost his touch. Our current pastor, Brother Bruce Underhill, honored the member who had been a member the longest, Olene Richardson. Olene joined the church and then left and then came back. The member who has had the longest continuous membership is Bettye Mae Raymer. The oldest member who was present was Delbert Love. The newest member of the church is Sharon Quinn. The youngest member is Seth Hay. Seth is 6 years old and was baptized this past year. It was so great to see so many people there who had moved away and came back. The service was followed by a potluck meal that was out of this world. My husband, Kenny, has decided to try his baking skills. He made a wonderful dish called vanilla surprise and some other dessert made with crescent rolls and cream cheese. He also made our famous banana pudding. Everyone kept telling me how great my desserts were and I did confess that Kenny made them. We even had tables outside to honor the old “dinner on the grounds” tradition. The weather was beautiful. I can’t wait until the next 175 years.

ANNIVERSARIES. Happy Anniversary to Howard and Gladys Buckles on Sept. 21. They will be married 56 years. It is so awesome to see marriages do last, especially when God is part of it. Congratulations. I hope that you have a blessed day.

BIRTHDAYS. Happy birthday to a beautiful young lady, Melanie Smith, on Sept. 24. Also on the Sept. 24, Zachary Sheetz will celebrate his birthday. Zach is such a wonderful young man and I love teaching him at church. On Sept. 25, Robie Richardson will celebrate his birthday. I would put in a picture of him, but he hates to have his picture taken. Happy birthday to all of you.

COMMUNITY NEWS. The West Hardin High School Class of 1973 will celebrate its 40th reunion Oct. 19. For information, contact westhardin73@gmail.com. Correct mailing addresses are needed for the following graduates, Arvin Goodman, Barbara Campbell, Charles Pendleton, Barbara Fraze Allen, Tony Casey, Jo Ann Coghill and Frances Helm. If anyone has a mailing address or phone number to contact them, please email westhardin73@gmail.comwith the information.

Hosparus of Central Kentucky appreciates everyone who has contacted the office offering to make lap quilts or blankets as a part of the Hosparus CARE Blanket Program. Your kindness, thoughts, and wonderful talents have been such a caring gift to Hosparus patients and families. The agency sincerely appreciates the wonderful response to the request for help with this program. The CARE Blanket Program is ongoing with Hosparus. Please keep Hosparus in mind as you make future blankets and quilts. They will always be appreciated. For information, contact Annette Jones, 270-737-6300, 800-686-9577 or email ajones@hosparus.org.

White Mills Festival in the Ballpark, sponsored by White Mills Civic League and White Mills Christian Church, will begin at 6 p.m. Friday. There will be a barbecue cook off, corn hole tournament, fireworks, music, games, and inflatables. It will continue on Saturday with a 5k race, canoe and kayak race, trap shoot, games and inflatables. For information, contact Tim Dennis, 270-369-6284 or www.whitemillschristianchurch.com.

GET-WELL WISHES. Get-well thoughts and prayers go out Lois Gray, Sydney Dover, Brooklynn Disselcamp, Noreida Reesor, Tiffany Rice Spratt, Calvin and Velma Sarver, Brendan Weir, Michael Jegier, Darrell Jones, Delbert Logsdon, Delbert Love, Hallie Thompson, Kathy Richardson, Jean Ammons, Angel Johnston, Jim Long, Shirley Williams, Olene Richardson, Kevin Thorp, Richard Keiter, Melissa Fagnant, Sharon Lindsey and Rose Brown. If you have anyone you would like for me to add or to take off the list, please contact me.

SUBMIT YOUR NEWS. If you have any news you would like to see in the column, please contact me at 270-862-4604 or email joshuak218@windstream.net. Have a blessed week.