Bennington News 6-7-12


Rick Van Norstran was admitted to Dearborn County Hospital Sunday afternoon with a serious infection. He took his second treatment of chemotherapy Friday and when he left they told him they might not have any to give him for his next round. It is a shame that someone is fighting cancer and he cannot get the treatment he needs. Please keep Rick in your prayers.

Marsha Roeschlein is returning to work this week after recovering from open heart surgery. That woman is tough. She had cancer in 2006. She would get up every morning to be at Dearborn County Hospital by 6 a.m. for her chemotherapy treatments, so she could make it to the Courthouse in Vevay by 8 a.m. to work. I am sure Judge Coy and the rest of the Courthouse staff are ready for Marsha’s return.

Congratulations to all of the Switzerland County graduates. A special congratulations to our neighbor Levi Martin. We are proud of you. Dana and Dara Swanson hosted a graduation party for Levi Sunday afternoon. Bob and I stopped by for a minute as we returned home from Dearborn County Hospital. A big thank you to Dara for sending us home with lots of food for supper.

We were happy to see Josh and Becka Browning at our church Sunday. We always have communion at the Bennington Church on the first Sunday of the month. Reverend John Scudder comes to give communion. We always start services at 9 a.m. and 9 came and John hadn’t shown up. I knew something was wrong. At about 9:20 here came John. He and his wife Paulina started on their way, and their muffler had fallen off of their car. So they had to turn around and go back home to get their truck. After serving communion John told the crowd, “I knew that muffler was loose, and I put off getting it fixed. So don’t put off your soul salvation.”

Happy belated 71st birthday to Buddy Swanson. Glo Asbury and Sue Purcell left Monday morning for a trip to Niagara Falls. Ruby McMackin is at her home this week.

Glenn Bovard and Kassi Houze entertained for Kassi’s son, Kole’s 2nd birthday Sunday. They had a large crowd of grandpas and grandmas, relatives and friends. Kole enjoyed his miniature four-wheeler he received. James and Amanda Asbury and sons spent Saturday with James’ mother Glo Asbury. Amanda is recovering from having kidney stones last week.

Carl Bovard is once again at home, after returning from King’s Daughters’ Hospital on Friday. His sister, Jeanette Rhodes, and his brother, Dick Bovard and wife Audrey called on him Saturday afternoon.

Bob and Betty Griswold were guests of Rosemary Bovard Saturday evening for dinner. Rosemary showed us beautiful photos of the Mississippi Queen she had taken, as well as many pictures of little Harper.

Sonny and Juanita Chatham attended a graduation party for their grandson Brady Sunday evening at the home of Allen Scudder on Bradford Road. On Friday evening they attended a graduation party for Ethan Scudder. Then on Friday night they attended a birthday party at Eugene Scudder’s for Breann.

We attended the First Friday in Vevay on June 1st. We were in a beautiful courtyard that Ron Hocker built. Glenn had his hotdog stand open, and many attended even though the weather was chilly. I got to visit with a lot of folks who had stopped by. Ron Hocker told me all about the fall of the stock market, and how high the price of gold has risen. Randy Brown stopped and talked with me, and we discussed how happy his mother, Margaret Lee, is that Randy’s son Ryan is home. Randy and Lorraine are happy to have him home, too. Nathan and Donna Hughes stopped by, and Nathan told me he has been working full time at the Kentucky Speedway. He said they are keeping him pretty busy, and I told him it was good for him.

We saw Hope Chandler in Cross Plains on Sunday. He told us he was getting ready to get set up for the flea market in Friendship. He said it is a good time to visit with old friends and make new ones.

Ernie Woodruff moved Saturday from Valley Apartments in Vevay to Milan. We wish him well in his new environment.

Emma Sullivan was sick Sunday afternoon. Grandma hopes you feel better, Emma.

Happy sixth birthday to Ben Bovard. We love you.

Glenn Bovard is the proud owner of a 1974 Honda 350 motorcycle that he bought from Bob. Be sure to look out for him on the road.

They got Rick Van Norstran’s temperature under control and sent him home Monday afternoon.

Thanks to Brittany Roeschlein for helping me type the news this week.