Florence News 3-31-16


The American Cancer Society Relay for Life organization meeting was held last week. The next one will be April 19th. Plans are for a six hour event at Ogle Park on June 25th from Noon to 6 p.m. They are planning to attach the luminary names to balloons and have a balloon release instead of lighting candles and the names will be read. They plan to have the auction. If you want to donate to that for your advertisement the money will go to the relay in the name of any team you want to support. They are also talking about asking the churches in the county to have a Survivor Sunday by recognizing all the cancer survivors in their church. Please get a team together and come to the next meeting with your ideas to make this a big really for Switzerland County and make your team the top money making team.

Our prayer list includes: Charles Pickett, Jimmy Ware, Eddie Ware, Leona Ware, Buster Chase, Margaret Turner, Bootie Thornton, Pete Lowe, Lulubelle Thomas, Kenny Miller, Frances Miller, Josh Henry, Ronnie O’Banion, Frank Grzebyk, Francis Pike and all in need.

The Red Hot Hatters met at Tracy’s Diner for a great meal and meeting March 21st. Diana Barry, Deanna Graham, Eileen Wiesmann, Mary Christiani, June Lack, Charlene Goff, Joyce Johnson, Laura Rigo, Jan Bixler, Sandy Dawson, Stasia Wiseman, Dottie Keaton, Patty Chase and Kay Cook all enjoyed the get together. The next one will be at Mo’s. Watch for the date announcement. They are planning to have a tea in the Relay For Life. Sandy Dawson will be in charge of that. See her if you want to get on the team or donate to the auction or buy a balloon to be released with the name you choose to be recognized. It will all go to the Red Hat team total.

Bill and Dorothy Conley from Mitchell visited friends in the area and visited Glenda Sullivan at Swiss Villa. It was good to see Bill and Dorothy. They used to live near Center Square. Other visitors for Glenda were: Barbara Purnell, Patty Chase, Evelyn Davidson, Penny Christman, Bob Robbins, Randy Miller, Jeanette Knaus, Rahe Jean Griffin, Alice Whitham and Rita Sullivan. Glenda is at home now and doing well. Her other visitors included: Nathan and Donna Hughes, Nadine Swift, Belle Shipp and friend, Jade Haynes, Tracey South, Patty Chase, Rita Sullivan, Carolyn Lowe, Wayne Robinson, Roy and Bonnie Duckworth, Cindy Geis and Richard and Janet Sullivan.

Cindy Geis visited Pete and Carolyn Lowe Sunday. Richard and Janet Sullivan visited Marjorie Whitham at Swiss Villa Sunday.

I have to correct a mistake I made last week. Becky Curlin went to Indianapolis Beef and Boards with the group of ladies. I put Beverly instead of Becky, sorry.

Tonya Moore and Lester visited in Vevay. She is still recovering at the Dillsboro Waters and came to see her friends at Granny’s. It was a really good visit and good to see her again. You are still in our prayers, Tonya.

Roy and Bonnie Duckworth and Verle Truitt visited Genevieve Truitt at the Waters of Dillsboro.

The Florence Church of Christ had a really good breakfast after its Sunrise Service Sunday. At the evening service they enjoyed singing and shad the sermon in songs.

Kay Cook will fill the Patriot Town Board vacancy left by Sarah Hoffman’s resignation.

Jerilyn Van Winkle spent Easter with Mark Arvin and Bobby Ferguson at Indianapolis.

Cheryl Messmore spent the weekend with mom, Margaret Weidmann and family. They had a delicious Easter dinner prepared by Lorraine at Randy, Lorraine and Ryan Brown’s home. Donna Miller, Kay O’Neal and Randy, Lorraine and Ryan Brown also visited Margaret Lee.

Judy Lozier’s sister Nancy Johnson and brother Willie Leach and her girls LeAnn and Lori visited for Easter and attended church with her at Florence.

Mike James and family had a big Easter dinner at their home for the family. About 20 attended. Bryan, Brooke and Paul came and also Richard and Leona Adams.