Florence News 12-18-14

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Happy holiday greetings and thank you to Pat and Jacquita for the lovely gift and to the staff for all you do for me.

Happy birthday to David Westrick in Dallas, Texas, and to Mary Ann Jones in Vevay.

Faye Lewis’ company was Robin Lawson, Gertrude Voris, Evelyn Smith, Jean Sandidge and Glenda Sullivan.

The Jones-Ellard Hominy Ridge Christmas party was a big success again according to reports I heard. Many family and friends enjoyed the good fellowship and the food was described as fantastic and lots of prepared by Steve and Sam. I couldn’t be there and know I missed a good time. Thanks for the invitation. I may have a lost of guests next week.

Margaret Lee Weidmann’s company was Kay O’Neal, Donna Miller, Randy and Lorraine Brown.

Brandon and Julie Messmore have a new baby daughter born December 12th and has been named Lyla Rose. She will be welcomed home by her three sisters. Congratulations.

Judy Lozier, Patty Chase and Alberta Pickett met Judy’s sister Nancy Johnson of Independence, Kentucky, Thursday evening and went to the Gaither Concert at N.K.U. It was wonderful. We had other Vevay people sitting near us who made the evening even more pleasant. Roy and Julie Leap, Pam Acton, Wilma Swango and Ron and Debbie Lee were all nearby. On the way out we saw Vera McAlister. She said Sheila McAlister, Ronnie and Connie Spurlock, Mary Jane and Christine Demaree were there too and really enjoyed the show. I’m sure there were more local people there.

Reva Johnson called to tell about her nephew Chuck Schmidt of Markland being in Norton’s Hospital in Louisville. She said he was really sick and at that time they didn’t know why. Let’s keep him in our prayers. Reva said she and Jim were doing well. Jim had been sick but they are okay now and said hi to Switzerland County. Thank you for calling, Reva.

I had a nice visit with Cheryl McMillian and her friend while working at the Welcome Center Friday and had a nice visit with Jimmy and Mary Simmons and Bill and Mary Lynne Jewell at Shell’s one evening.

Sylvia Byars, Leona Adams and Patty Chase of the Florence Flowers Extension Homemakers Club visited Swiss Villa last week and helped the residents make out their Christmas cards and mail them.

The Red Hot Red Hat ladies of Switzerland County had a beautiful Christmas meeting at the lovely Schenck Mansion last week. The delicious lunch was prepared and served by the Mansion. About 15 ladies enjoyed the day. The January meeting plans to be at Patron’s. Watch this column for the date.

I had a nice visit with Dollie Green and Mary Lynn Reese at the Welcome Center. Mary Lynn said she retired a couple of weeks ago. Good for you, Mary Lynn.

Glenda Sullivan and Patty Chase went to Orscheln to visit with Angie Chase. Her mom was there too. On the way home Glenda and Patty found a new place to eat near Aurora at the little putt putt golf course. The name of it is Putt & Grub and they had good food.

Tom Hargrove and daughter and friend of Fairland visited Bud and Betty Hargrove last week. P.J. Jones and Annie and the kids and Jerry and Robin Jewell also visited.

Linda Mae Jones will go to Louisville Cancer Center for more tests. Keep her in your prayers. Also, keep Sandy Hickman, Mary Gordon and Chuck Schmidt in your prayers too.

Leona Adams visited Aunt Ginny in Villa Hills, Kentucky. Her nephew Nick made them an apple pie.

Leona took Cathy James on the Morgan-Nay tour to Louisville to the theater to see “A Christmas Story”. They ate at Bristol Tavern.

Monday, December 8th, visitors of Evon and Reta Gray were Bob and Pat Slack of East Enterprise. They brought a fruit basket, homemade candy and cookies to help celebrate Evon’s birthday. Later in the day grandson Trey Cole Gray made Grandpa a homemade birthday card. It was pretty neat. They had a great day.