Florence News 12-4-14


The Tom Shelton Concert will be tonight (Thursday, December 4th) at the Florence Church of Christ at 7 p.m. Come and enjoy his good program and the refreshments to follow.

I had a good Thanksgiving. I had lunch with Loretta Westrick near Carrollton and a nice visit. I came back to Indiana and missed dinner with LeeAnn Bush and family, then missed dinner with Johnny Dale and Kim Lock, but made it in time for dinner with Denny and Mary Lou Bowman and family. It was a good day.

Glenda Sullivan spent Thanksgiving Day with Richard and Janet Sullivan in Westport. Squeaky, Jeanette and Christy Knaus, Chance and Teryn Hinman, Cindy Geis, Dana Einhaus, Ryan Einhaus, Nicole Smoker, Clayton, Tracy and Devin Seale also enjoyed the day with them, Margie Whitham wasn’t feeling well enough to go and they missed her. Hope she is better now.

A few weeks ago our Florence breakfast bunch visited with Deborah Thibodea from Verona, Kentucky. Deborah said she used to live in Florence and remembered some of the group.

Glenda Sullivan and Patty Chase went to the visitation for Jon Peddie at Morgan-Nay Funeral Centre in Madison Saturday. His daughter is Brandy Graham, our American Cancer Society Relay representative. We also knew his late wife, Shirley Haskell. She went to school with us at Phillips and Mt. Hope schools. Sympathy to the family. Sympathy also to Joe and Janet Lee Cleaver and family. Their son Joseph Michael Cleaver, Jr., passed away last week at his home in Indianapolis. He was 58 years old and it was probably a massive heart attack.

Sympathy to the Melody Smith family. She was a lovely lady and will be missed.

Congratulations to Rodney Nay for the well deserved Funeral Director of the Year award. Rodney, Roger and all of their group are a great asset to our area and we are glad to have them.

I had a nice visit with Dr. George and Rita Zubaty at the Welcome Center. He was doing very well and hopes to be back to work after Christmas. We will keep him on our prayer list.

I also had a nice visit with Joe and Stephanie Gosciniak as they were relocating over the weekend.

Get well prayers go out for Gertrude Voris, James Whitham, Dean and Tina Henry, Betty Chase, Bill Wiseman, Bob Hayes, Verle and Genevieve Truitt, Karen Nickell, Louis Bullock, Larry Wentworth, Evelina Brown, Jonas Keith, Jerry Chase, Debby Hunter, Jerry Aldred, Shirley Hewitt, and many others.

Margaret Lee Weidmann and Lorraine Brown were at Larry Boggs’ office Tuesday afternoon when they had a surprise visit from Santa and his helper (Joe Deck and Joey). They went home with a big turkey that fed a lot of their family (Thank you Joe and Joey.)

Ryan Brown and friend Hogan arrived home Wednesday for the holidays.

Thanksgiving dinner was at Randy and Lorraine Brown’s home. Ryan and Hogan, Floyd Wiltz, Barry Smith, Cheryl and Mom all enjoyed the day. Margaret Lee’s company the next day was Kay O’Neal, Cheryl, Bobby and Diana Brown, Randy and Lorraine, Ryan and Hogan, Floyd Wiltz, Bear Bladen, Kim, Addison and Carson Roark, Angie Handlon, Diana Brown, Paul, Shawn, Lisa, Garren, Taylor, A.J. and Jason Messmore and friend Vicky Ellis, Megan, Niko and Kylee Ferreira, Chad, Carey, Sloan and McKenzi Brown. Hope we didn’t miss anyone.

The East Enterprise Fire Department will have breakfast with Santa Saturday, December 6th, at the East Enterprise Firehouse. Ladies bring the candy canes.

The Switzerland County Red Hot Red Hat Ladies will meet at the Schenck Mansion Tuesday, December 9th, at 11:30 a.m. for its Christmas party. We can bring an exchange gift or donate that amount to the Toni Kniola Scholarship Fund or both.

Faye Lewis had Thanksgiving dinner with Ron and Jean Sandidge and Tim, Annette, Abby, Parker and Lexie Deno. Sunday she enjoyed lunch at the Sandidge’s with the Denos and David and Olivia and Mia Faye Sandidge. Faye’s company the past two weeks was Gertrude Voris, Robin Lawson, Ron and Jean Sandidge, Carolyn Hysell, Mike and Joanna Sawalich and Mike’s mom Janis Sawalich, Mary Pohlman, Evelyn Smith and Glenda Sullivan.

The Hoosier Theater did it again – almost a full house both Friday and Saturday nights for the stage show of “Dearly Departed.” These local performers are really good. I had a good visit with my classmate Arlene Curtis Facemire.

Bonnie and Roy Duckworth had Thanksgiving dinner with Marc and Tehya Duckworth and all their family in Independence, Kentucky. Verle Truitt spent the day with Genevieve at the Dillsboro nursing home. He goes to see her almost every day.