Florence News 1-26-12


The American Cancer Society Relay for Life 2012 had its kick off meeting Thursday night. A few teams showed up and the Switzerland County cheerleaders welcomed everyone with cheers. Our theme this year is sports. Several young boys also came to support us. It w as good to get so many young people involved. Lois McKay and Sandy Dawson came to tell about the Patriot Volunteer Fire Department and Auxiliary having a team and welcome anyone in the area t o come help them. They will sponsor a Valentine’s Day dance at the firehouse in Patriot Saturday night, February 11th, from 7-11 p.m. for middle school t o high school and anyone who wants to support them. Watch for further announcements in the paper. Kay Cook said the Kiwanis Club will have a team and welcome anyone to help. They will have a dance February 12th from 5-7 p.m. at the Waterworks building. They will have dancing, karaoke, food and more. Watch for more information about that.

The American Cancer Society Daffodil sales will start soon. If you would like to volunteer to sell in your community please contact Patty at 594-2289 or Glenda at 427-3752. We really need your help.

The Hoosier Theater board members had their holiday party-meeting Monday evening at the beautiful home of John and Libby Kinman in Vevay. January birthdays (Patty Chase and John Kniola) were also celebrated with delicious orange creamsickle cupcakes made by Toni Kniola and others brought other goodies. Attending were John and Toni Kniola, John’s niece Juliette Kniola visiting from Bloomigton, Casey and Barbara Banta, Jenny and Vickie Abbott, Patty Chase, Del Percer Snook, Libby and John Kinman, Zack Bladen and friend Ashley, and Judy and Lori Ann Lozier. Everyone had a great time.

Denny and Mary Lou Bowman, Roy and Bonnie Duckwsorth, Charles and Alberta Pickett, Tiffany Rininger, Malcolm Markland, Mike Johnson, Judy Lozier, Glenda Sullivan, Corinne Martin and Patty Chase had a big night at The Java Bean to celebrate Patty’s birthday Friday. Patty received beautiful flowers and cards. The Java Bean gave her a box of candy and a delicious muffin with a candle on it. It was a wonderful evening and they all got home before the ice got too bad. Patty says thank you for a wonderful evening and to all for the calls and cards and good wishes.

The Switzerland County Extension Homemakers ladies served a good breakfast for the United Fund Saturday at the Florence Firehouse. The ice kept a lot of people from coming that day but several attended and it was a good program. Ken Bennett spoke and thanked everyone for all they do to help and encourage others to get involved.

Glenda Sullivan and Patty Chase took Nora Gross to Madison for a doctor appointment. They had lunch at Frisch’s and enjoyed the day. They also had a nice visit with Ken and Shirley Bennett of Milton, Kentucky and their friends Gary and Deanna Hadley.

Faye Lewis’ company last week was J.B. Hatton, Mike Sawalich, Don Allen, Mark Scott, Rhonda Fiefield, Nora Gross, Evelyn Smith, Jean Sandidge and Glenda Sullivan.

Bilie Green, Hazel Huffner and Dollie Green had lunch at Mo’s in Vevay Thursday.

Jill and Neal Smith visited Ed and Debbie Gregory over the weekend. Little Paige and Gracie Gregory also visited and stayed overnight.

Ivn and Dollie Green attended the beach party at Belterra Saturday evening. Ivan and Dollie, Reesea and Joe Jackson attended Bailey’s basketball game Sunday afternoon at Madison which they lost to Southwestern. They won two games with them on Thursday.

Happy birthday to Jean Jones in Savannah, Georgia and Andrew Green. Also to John Kniola, Kelsey Bush, Barbara Ray and everyone I forgot.

Denny and Diana Brown visited Margaret Lee Weidmann Saturday morning. Kay O’Neal, Randy and Lorraine Brown, Nelleta Sandefur, Elnora Gregory, Paul Ballard, Jeff Peelman, Earl Holmes, Steve Sebree, Avalon White, Cliff Hartley’s twin granddaughters, Kim Curry, Stella Bennett, Wilma Webb, Linda Powell, Joan Peelman, Johnny Peelman, Deanna Hadley, Billy Leap of Anderson, Bruce Olds, Normalene Adkins, Carolyn Lohide, Diane Konkle, Joan Scott. Also Gerri Gregory spent some time in the hospital. Betty Mishler had surgery, got a good report and did okay. Sharon Deck has a foot injury. Don Allen and Chester Meisbeerger are recovering from surgery. Eddie Gregory has a bad cut on his thumb. He tangled with a saw but he was able to fix my house signs back up after the winds. Thanks, Eddie. Get well prayers for all mentioned and all in need.

Sympathy to the families of Polly Whitesell, Phil Vannatter, Mary Bromwell and Reggie Rieman.