Florence News 4-30-15


The Switzerland County Home Extension ladies had a lovely Achievement Day program at the Aberdeen Methodist Church. We have several new members and would welcome more. The meeting and program was really good and interesting and the delicious lunch made it even better. Those Aberdeen ladies are the best cooks ever. Mary Lou Bowman made a cherry delight and made sure I got some. It was really good and so was the Bulah Walton’s butterscotch pie. Thank you ladies from all of us.

The Hoosier Theater presented the Cincinnati Kinderballet Saturday morning. I’m sure it was good but I went to the kids program at the Y instead. Different organizations were having promotions for the kids and giving out sample gifts. I was there with the Hoosier Theater camp information. It will be in June and the cost is $10 for the week. Watch the Vevay paper for more information.

Saturday night the Kentucky Bluebelles Bluegrass Band was at the Hoosier Theater and really entertaining. They will be appearing around the area. Try to see them if you missed Saturday’s show. They are great.

Stan Whalen of Ohio, Debbie Marke of Ohio and Connie Russell of Texas were at the Hoosier Theater Saturday night having a siblings weekend. They stayed at the “Log Lick Lodge” on Log Lick Road.

The East Enterprise Fire Department will have an indoor yard sale next Saturday, May 9th. Rent a space and table. The proceeds will go to the fire department. Come and set up or come and help. There will be one at the Florence Fire Station at the same time if you would like to volunteer to help call Beverly at (812) 534-2080 or Patty at (812) 594-2289. There will be a concession stand at Enterprise but not at Florence unless someone volunteers to do one. Volunteers are needed and thank you.

Don Truesdell has been preaching at the Center Square Church of Christ for 50 years. That is quite an accomplishment. There was a celebration for him Sunday at the church and many ministers and their congregations were represented as well as friends and family.

Charles and Alberta Pickett, Ken and Sylvia Byars and Roy and Bonnie Duckworth were there from Florence. I can’t name them all but they came from all around. Congratulations Don and Carolyn and all your family for the fine work.

Kay O’Neal, Randy and Lorraine Brown, Floyd Wiltz, Angie Handlon, Audrey Marsh, Sharon Wilson and Diana Brown visited Margaret Lee Weidmann.

Happy birthday to Loretta Westrick. Steve and Jon came from Louisville Tuesday and brought her presents and a beautiful and delicious cake. They went to Madison shopping and had a birthday lunch at Bob Evans. The next day Patty Chase and Glenda Sullivan took her a birthday lunch and she had saved them some of the birthday cake.

LoriAnn Lozier celebrated her birthday last week at a party at their home on Atkinson Hill Road. Friends and family enjoyed the party.

Happy birthday LoriAnn and to Danna Lee Jackson Adams. Danna Lee is the late Danny and Inky Jackson’s daughter who was raised in Florence and is a really good friend.

Mark and Rhonda Scott enjoyed a trip to Gatlinburg, Cherokee, Bristol and Kingsport catching up with grandchildren and families along the way. They stopped for a birthday party in Lexington, Kentucky on the way home and had a wonderful time.

Peggy and Darrell Stoll spent the weekend with Betty and Bud Hargrove. P.J. Jones and Annie and the kids and Linda Jones visited while they were there. Jerry and Robin Jewell also met with them.

Richard and Janet Sullivan’s daughter Tracy Seale has been moved from St. Vincent Hospital to Select Medical Specialty Hospital still in Indianapolis. She showed a big improvement Sunday. Richard and Janet and Clayton (Tracy’s husband) were to meet with the doctors Monday. We hope they got good news. Keep them in your prayers.

We received word last week that our Class of 1954 classmate Don Hyde had passed away. I think he was in Colorado. Sympathy to the family and friends.

Another classmate Lucille Rieman Bunger also lives in Colorado. We send her get well wishes and a big hello from Vevay.

Faye Lewis’ company was Robin Lawson, Alice Faye Whitham, Mark Scott, Evelyn Smith, Glenda Sullivan, Jean Sandidge, Gertrude Voris, Mike and Joanne Sawalich, Annette, Abby and Abby’s friend, Grace Mies from Champaign, Illinois.

Sympathy to the Jerry Aldred family. Jerry was a fine person and a good friend to all. He will be missed.

Get well prayers go out for Joe Cleaver, Joe Johnson, Steve Ward, Johnny Lock, Verle Truitt, Linda Mae Jones, Brittany Goins, Diane Patterson, Tonya Moore, Leah Jones, Kenny Griffin, Butch Konkle, Jim Corbin, Sharon Ballard, Linda Webb, Chuck Schmidt and many I have missed.