Florence News 5-12-16


Hello from Florence. We hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day. This poem was read at our church Sunday evening and we would like to share it with you.

Thank God

for Mother’s Love


There is no love,

like a mother’s love,

no stronger bond on earth…

like the precious bond that comes from God,

to a mother, when she gives birth.

A mother’s love is forever strong,

never changing for all time….

and when her children need her most,

a mother’s love will shine.

God bless these special mothers,

God bless them every one…

for all the treats and heartache,

and for the special work they’ve done.

When her days on earth are over,

a mother’s love lives on…

through many generations,

with God’s blessings on each one.

Be thankful for our mothers,

for they love with a higher love…

from the power God has given,

and the strength from up above.

The primary voting is over and it seemed like a lot of people got out to vote. That is good. Now we are looking forward to the November votes and hope everyone takes advantage of their right to vote. Watch this paper for the time and places to vote.

The Red Hot Hatters of Switzerland County will meet May18th at the new restaurant in Patriot for lunch at 11 a.m. Call Kay Cook for information at (812) 594-2281. The Red Hot Hatters will have a team in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life at the Ogle Park on Saturday June 25th from noon until 6 p.m. with a survivors lunch at noon and a balloon release at 6 p.m. with the luminary names attached and they will be read.

In last weeks paper Joe Johnson visited Margaret Lee Weidmann but due to misprint is was spelled wrong.

Roy and Bonnie Duckworth visited her mom Genevieve Truitt at the Waters of Dillsboro. They also saw Tonya Moore. She is doing good.

Richard and Leona Adams were in a head-on collision accident last Thursday near Rising Sun. They were taken to Dearborn County Hospital. Richard was released the same day and Bob Stutzman brought him home. Leona was transferred to U.C. Hospital with three broken ribs and two crushed ribs and other injuries. She came home the next day but had to go back that night with other complications. She came home Sunday and both are recovering but really hurting. Keep them in your prayers.

Also on the prayer list is Mary Lou Bowman. She is at home recovering from emergency surgery. Denny is taking good care of her. Others on the prayer list are: Lorraine Brown, Loretta Westrick, John L. Lock, Sondra Stave, Mary Jane Rice, Margaret Turner, Gayle Rayles, Frank Pike, Charles Pickett, Mark Scott’s daughter.

Art and Carolyn Gakstatter were in from Warsaw, Indiana on a business and pleasure trip. I had a nice visit with them at Fairway Inn.

Glenda Sullivan and Patty Chase were guests of the Carrollton, Kentucky River Red Hat Ladies last week at Madison’s Bob Evans. It was a good meal and good service. Attending were: Pat Perkins, Ethel Talbott, Millie Fernald, Cookie Louden, Sue Westrick, Linda Gallimore, Martha Moorman, Hazel Ray, Margaret Dailey, Leona Hauber and Alice Long Burke. Their June meeting is being planned for the Stadium at Belterra. Watch this column for further details. They invite Red Hat Ladies to join them.

Loretta Westrick and Teresa Proctor met Patty Chase and Glenda Sullivan at Welch’s restaurant in Carrollton for a good lunch. They had fun picking out who would win the Kentucky Derby Saturday. They all “picked” the winner.

Linda Jones, Jerry Jewell and PJ Jones and Annie and the kids all had a good Mother’s Day with Bud and Betty Hargrove on Sunday.

Marc Duckworth and beautiful baby Maggie visited Roy and Bonnie Duckworth at church in Florence Sunday evening on his way home.

Margaret Lee Weidmann’s company was Gracie Jean, Maddie Lee, Vivia Louise, Lyla Rose and mom Julie Messmore; also Diana Brown, Audrey Marsh, Jason Messmore, Randy and Ryan Brown, Cheryl Messmore spent the weekend. Margaret Lee and Cheryl had supper at Mo’s compliments of Bobby Brown. They couldn’t be with them so he took care of them. Lorraine Brown came home Saturday after having surgery at Louisville and she is recovering slowly at home. Keep her in your prayers. Margaret Lee received cards and presents and phone calls from the ones who couldn’t be there. It was a good Mother’s Day.

Tracy, Clayton and Devin Seale; Dana, Ryan and Nicole Einhaus; Cindy Geis; David and Chelsea Brown; Roy Mellen; Jeanette, Squeaky, Christy and Jodi Knaus; Allen Gibson; Jennifer Craig; and Glenda Sullivan had a good Mother’s Day with Richard and Janet Sullivan at Westport. The highlight of the day was the announcement by Ryan and Nicole Einhaus of the baby due in November. Congratulations.

Margie Whitham didn’t feel like riding that far so Richard and Janet, Squeaky and Jeanette visited her at Swiss Villa in the evening.

Glenda Sullivan and Patty Chase went to Rising Sun Saturday to visit Jennifer Poling at the Dollar Store and later met Nadine Swift and her cousin Jeff Powell for dinner at Jack’s Restaurant in Rising Sun. They also had visited with Libby Markland, Linda Fisk, Mark and Gail Turner, Connie Adkins and Bob Browning at Jacks at different tables and times. Nadine’s cousin Jeff is from the Kansas City, Missouri area and came in for a few days to visit many relatives and many grave yards to say respects to other relatives and friends. They had a good visits.

LoriAnn and LeAnn Lozier spent Mother’s Day with their mom Judy Lozier and attended church at Florence.

The Florence Church of Christ will have a men’s work detail Saturday May 14th at 8:30 a.m. Women are welcome, too.