Florence News 3-15-12


We are sending our prayers out for Betty Griswold. Sorry to hear you are not well and hope you recover soon. I have been pretty sick too for the last week and it’s no fun.

Stephanie Strothman, with the American Cancer Society Relay teams, w as in Vevay Wednesday to meet with the Belterra captain and also had lunch at Mo’s with Glenda Sullivan. They also discussed the Relay and the daffodils that will be here March 20th. They will be at Edelweiss Floral and other places around the county. We will need help getting them out. If you would like to help please call Glenda a t 427-3752 or Patty at 594-2289. We need you.

Glenda also met up with Clinton “Scottie” Scott and his granddaughter Jodie at Mo’s. They were in town on business and kind of celebrating his 84th birthday. Happy birthday, Scottie.

We went to Christine McKenzie’s visitation and got to visit with a lot of old friends and schoolmates. Royce and Analiece Stiening, Jerry and Peggy Furnish and probably others came after we left and for the service at Switzerland Baptist Church the next day. It was also good to see Emily with the Lanman family. Christine had many friends and she will be missed. Earl Wayne and Wanda Furnish were there and Earl had just got out of the hospital after surgery. He was doing fine.

I met Jennifer Briggs Sparks and Virginia Briggs and she wanted me to say Hi to my friendly neighbors, Ed and Debbie Gregory.

Neal and Jill Smith and Nala (dog) spent some time with Eddie and Debbie Gregory last week. Ray and Virginia Bear visited Ed and Debbie Gregory Saturday. They all went to Florence, Kentucky furniture shopping and met with Jill Smith there. They ate at Cracker Barrel to celebrate Ray’s birthday. He will be 83 on the 15th. Happy birthday, Ray.

Gail Ann Clements visited Margaret Lee Weidmann last week and brought goodies. Lorraine Brown took some of the goodies out to Denny and Diana Brown and stayed for a nice visit last Sunday. Margaret Lee also says thanks to Bernie Gaudin for his help.

Roy and Bonnie Duckworth went to a birthday party for grandson Kaden McClure Saturday. He was seven. Verle and Genevieve Truitt, Melissa Duckworth, Don and Janice McClure, Michelle McQueen, Ethan and Michael, Bill Anderson, Allen and Beverly Steward and grandson Cameron, Randy, Michelle and Kiersten McClure and David McClure and friend also enjoyed the party at the Church of Christ in North Madison. Hope I didn’t miss anyone.

Get well wishes for Willie Leach of Latonia, Kentucky. He had foot surgery and is Judy Lozier and Nancy Johnson’s brother.

Bing and Mary Kathryn Dickerson have been involved with the tornado cleanup in Kentucky. Mary Kathryn’s workplace sent a group to help and Bing has been checking out the damage.

Hollywood Casino of Lawrenceburg held its annual Oscar awards banquet Thursday night. Mark Scott, a resident of Vevay, won the Commuity Service Cast Member of the Year award for his years of service to the Southeastern Indiana area. Mark has been very active in his community and church for years. Mark was selected out of 1,700 employees and thinks it was an honor to win. He also was part of a team that won a team event. Good for you, Mark.

Faye Lewis’ company last week was Sarah Headen, Carol Ann Swinney, Nora Gross, Evelyn Smith, Ron and Jean Sandidge and Glenda Sullivan.

Last Sunday Mike and Cathy James, Danny, Missy and Luke James had a good home fried chicken dinner with Richard and Leona Adams. This past Sunday Richard and Leona had dinner in Versailles and went on to Holton to see the tornado damage and said it is unbelievable.

Friday Faye Snyder, Sue Turner and Leona Adams took Faye Lewis to Roxano’s and had a good lunch and visit.

Gay Nell Dalton of Colorado came in for Christine McKenzie’s funeral. She and Sharon Brown visited Margaret Lee Weidmann while here. Margaret Lee, Cheryl Messmore and Randy Brown also went to Christine’s visitation and service. Denny and Diana Brown visited Mom and Cheryl Saturday morning. Margart Lee’s other company was Randy and Lorraine Brown and Leona Nevins.

Dollie Green and Mary Lynn Reese went to Indy to visit the Azbells from Thursday to Sunday. Friday they went to the Heritage Christian School to watch Drew in a basketball 3 on 3 contest.

The Hoosier Schoolmaster film was shown at the Hoosier Theater Saturday and was good. It w as a Vevay Main Street event and went very well. They hope to show more films in the future.

Gary, Karen and David Wentworth, Roy and Bonnie Duckworth, Charles and Alberta Pickett, Patty Chase, Glenda Sullivan and Corinne Martin enjoyed lunch at Warsaw’s Hometown Pizza Sunday. Janice Ramsey and granddaughter Kyla Ramsey were also there. Jean and Dennis Rose were also there. All had a nice visit. Also Russell and Roberta McKay and grandson. We always run into a lot of Indiana people when there.

Tammy Allison Honeycutt and children, Cody, Chad, Nick and Alex Honeycutt spent Sunday with parents, Jim and Shelby Allison and also were at Hometown Pizza so we all had a nice visit. Cody was home on spring break from the Univesity of Southern Indiana.

Denny Bowman called to say he would be in Florence and might stop in Sunday. I told him how sick I had been so he brought me one of Mary Lou’s wonderful cherry delights. Mary Lou was feeling bad and didn’t come with him. Get well prayers for Mary Lou and thanks for the cherry delilght. Denny also visited Roy and Bonnie Duckworth while in Florence. Later Roy and Bonnie went to Madison for the visitation of a good friend, Lucy Hastings. Sympathy to Lucy’s family and friends. Sympathy also to the Terry and Nancy Jackson family, the Daylynn Jackson family, John Poyner family and all other tornado victims. Also Brenda Konkle Godsey, Kathy Flint Goins and others.

Get well prayers go out for Denton Bush, Paul Ballard, Paul Chase, Leo Chase, Burnie Hunt, Wayne Keith, Sheila Rininger, Jeff Peelman and many others.

The voting days will be different this year. I have a list of voting centers for your early reference.

Moorefield Firehouse on Wednesday, April 25th, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon and Thursday, April 26th from 2-7 p.m.

East Enterprise Firehouse: Friday, April 27th, 2-7 p.m. and Saturday, April 28th, 8 a.m. to 12 noon.

Patriot Town Hall: Monday, April 30th, 8 a.m. to 12 noon and Tuesday, May 1st, 2-7 p.m.

Florence Firehosue: Wednesday, May 2nd, 8 a.m. to 12 noon and Thursday, May 3rd, 2-7 p.m.

Vevay Municipal Building (on Seminary Street): Friday, May 4th, 8 a.m. to 12 noon; Saturday, May 5th, 8 a.m. to 12 noon; and Monday, May 7th, 2-7 p.m.

On Election Day, May 8th, there will be only one polling place in the entire county: At the Vevay Municipal Building on Seminary Street from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Shoe Factory Reunion will be coming up April 14th. Mark your calendars and please call if you would like to help us with new ideas.