Florence News 02/21/2019

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Charles Pickett had a big weekend celebrating his 80th birthday — and the celebration just keeps going on. Saturday afternoon many friends and family met at the Florence Church for a great surprise party, and he was really surprised. He saw many friends and relatives that he hadn’t seen for a long time. Sunday he went to 88 King at Madison for a good dinner with Alberta, Roy and Bonnie Duckworth, Ken and Sylvia Byars, Gary, Karen and David Wentworth, Donald Smith, Mark Scott, Glenda Sullivan and Patty Chase. It was really nice get together. Randy, Michelle, Kiersten and Kaden McClure and many from the Kent Church of Christ were also there for a good visit. Happy birthday to Chuck; also to Jean Sandidge, Peggy (Chase) Sullivan, Devin Seale. He is Glenda’s nephew and just turned 13.  Judy Lozier is able to walk on her broken ankle a little bit. Danilee Thompson is home from the nursing home in Columbus and can walk a little on her broken leg.  Thanks to my family, friends and neighbors for the special surprise party at the Historical Society Hall in Rising Sun on Saturday for Jean Burgess on her 90th birthday. A dinner was enjoyed by all and pictures, memories and visiting was shared though the afternoon.  Bob and Pat Slack of East Enterprise, Barb and Robert Rice of Biggs, California, Trey Gray and Reta Gray got together at the Elks Club. They had a wonderful evening and had some good food. They also watched Stephen Sieglitz in the play “Dead to the Last Drop”. It was a comedy and was very good.  That was a good picture of Cherry and Lucille Phillips in last weeks paper. Congratulations to them for so many happy years together.  Roy and Bonnie Duckworth, Charles and Alberta Pickett, Glenda Sullivan, Patty Chase all had breakfast on Saturday at the Sunset Grill and had a nice visit with Buster and Norma Chase and their family.