Florence News 3-7-13


Hooray to Switzerland County for winning the Sectional. Good for you.

The Florence and Friends Relay for Life 2013 team plans to have a meeting tonight (Thursday, March 7th) at 6 p.m. at the Florence Church of Chris meeting room. Try to come if you want to be on the team. We need you. Call Patty at 594-2289 if you have questions.

Saturday evening Roy and Bonnie Duckworth, Ken and Sylvia Byars, Alberta Pickett, Patty Chase and Belle Shipp met with Janet Brown, Glenda Sullivan and Nadine Swift at Lawrenceburg Frisch’s to help them celebrate their birthdays all on February 27th. They had lots of pretty and funny cards to pas around the table and chocolate fudge cake. Our little servers did an excellent job. A good time was had by all.

Janet and Richard Sullivan of Westport and Jeanette and Squeaky Knaus visited with Margie Whitham and had a good afternoon. They called Glenda Sullivan but she wasn’t home as usual so she missed their visit again.

Patty Chase visited Ruth Schwade, Libby Ray, Mary Moore and others at Swiss Villa Saturday morning.

Glenda Sullivan, Faye Lewis and Patty Chase went to Madison for Faye’s appointment and met Peggy Sullivan at Frisch’s for a good visit. Faye’s company last week was Judy Amos, Evelyn Smith, Nora Gross, Jean Sandidge, Joanna Sawalich and Glenda Sullivan.

Denny and Diana Brown’s company last week was Rita Sullivan, Karen Miller, Angie Handlon, Judy Bailey, Shawn Auxier, Audrey Marsh and Steve Bladen. They want to thank Rita and Karen for the good homemade soups and jellies and for all the laughs and pleasant and enjoyable visit. And they want to wish Judy a happy birthday.

I missed Garnet Keith and Jodie Winslow and probably others in the January and February birthday list. Oops.

Loretta Westrick and I had a nice visit by phone. She had just spent a few days in Louisville with Steve and Jon while she had some work done to her house. She had a good time in Louisville.

Our prayer list includes Buck Goins, Fleeta Bell Smith, Paul and Sharon Ballard, Linda Brown, Lori Ann Lozier (wisdom teeth removed), Casey Rininger, Nora Gross, Jeff Peelman, Libby Ray, Juanita Baer, Betty Chase, Ray and Virginia Bear, Jerry Chase, Tom Crabtree, Gary and Kim Hambrick, Jodie Winslow, Eddie McClellan, Sarah McCreary, Jeff Otter, Dutchie Scholl, Cindy Whiteside and many more.

Bob and Linda Smith spent the weekend in Ohio. Friday they visited Linda’s mother Phyllis McCoy at Newark and had an early birthday dinner for Linda’s March 19th birthday. The next day they went to Bob’s parents, Bob and Joy Smith in Piqua. They had good visits. Happy birthday, Linda.

Jacey Peelman spent part of the weekend with grandparents Jeff and Brenda Peelman.

Bonnie and Roy Duckworth, Verlene Sharp, Roger Truitt, Barb Finley, Clayton Truitt, Michelle, Kiersten and Kaden McClure, Sherry Johnson and Amy Maddox all visited Verle and Genevieve Truitt Sunday afternoon to celebrate Genevieve’s birthday. Melissa Duckworth, Marc Duckworth, Ted, Andy and Rodney Sharp called to wish her a happy day. She got lots of cards, flowers and gifts with the ice cream and cake.

Ronnie and Lois Ackerman visited Margaret Lee Weidmann Wednesday and took her to the Julia Knox House for a wonderful lunch and visit. Ronnie went home to Florida Thursday.

Karen Miller: Margaret Lee and family really thank you for the article you sent them about their family many years ago. They are enjoying it. (Margaret Lee asked me to stop and share it with them.)

Carolyn Lowe treated Janet Brown to a delicious birthday dinner at the Julia Knox House Friday.

The Swiss Idol Show at the Hoosier Theater was a big succes with a full house again. First place winner was Lorin Linsey, second place was Josh Wilhoite and third place was the mother-daughter duo, Lisa and Moriah Kindler. All were very good. Last year’s winner Lucy Parker was there to entertain during the judging and intermission. It was a very good night.