Florence News 5-14-15

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The American Cancer Society Relay pancake and sausage breakfast will be this Saturday, May 16th, from 8 a.m. to noon. It is a Florence and Friends team fundraiser. Come and enjoy the breakfast and help support the teams. We also need more volunteers and teams. The next Relay meeting will be Tuesday, May 19th, at 6 p.m. at the utility building on Seminary Street in Vevay. Come for an hour of information and fun.

There will be a benefit cookout Saturday, May 16th, from 1-3 p.m. at the Vevay IGA with proceeds going to the Timmy Harmon, Jr., Memorial fund. There will also be a poker run for the Timmy Harmon, Jr., fund on June 27th. Sign in that morning at the bowling alley at 9 a.m.

Sympathy to the Becky Reed family. Becky was a lovely lady and a good friend. She will be missed.

Our prayer list includes Joe Johnson, Juanita Baer, Earl Holmes, Ginny Ann Adams, Tonya Moore, Linda Mae Jones, Tracy Sullivan Seale, and Chris Schane.

The indoor yard sale went very well at Florence and East Enterprise. Beverly Stoops worked very hard at Florence with Patty Chase helping. Bev did all the heavy work. Jackie White and his wife from Ohio and Donnie White and wife from Pleasant came in. They told us stories of when they lived in Florence as kids. It was interesting (and several years ago). Several others stopped in just to make a donation to the fire department or to shop the yard sale. It was a good day. Ron Brunner and Tammy (don’t know last name) had a good day at the East Enterprise Station. Jeff-Craig and Posey fire departments also had good days. Thanks to all who support the fire departments.

Carolyn Moore, Dylan and Carly and Tess Stoops had a Mother’s Day supper with mom Beverly Stoops at Beverly’s home Saturday evening. They enjoyed the visit and helped plant her trees.

Linda Mae Jones, P.J. Jones and Annie and the kids visited Bud and Betty Hargrove Sunday and went to the Mother’s Day dinner at Belterra. Betty called her sister Peggy Stoll to wish her a happy Mother’s Day.

Glenda Sullivan and Patty Chase spent last Thursday with Loretta Westrick near Milton, Kentucky. They took McDonald’s snacks and enjoyed lunch.

Denny Bowman visited Patty Chase Wednesday on his way home from work and helped her with some chores.

Juanita Baer called to say grandson Joe Baer is now captain on the Mississippi Queen and might be through this area in July. Juanita is having heart issues and needs our prayers.

I met a lovely lady near the Vevay IGA. She helped me get my groceries into my car. I think her name was Belinda Clark from the Long Run area. Thank you, Belinda.

Mary Lou Bowman, Jeanie and Roger Woodfill, Malcolm Markland and Pam Acton went to Indianapolis April 25th to meet with Mick and Cathy Markland, Michael and Brandon Markland, Jean Ann and Barbara Pruett and other friends and relatives to celebrate Mick’s birthday at Mick and Cathy’s beautiful home. They had good food and Cathy made cupcakes instead of cutting a big cake. Good idea. Happy 65th, Mick.

A Mother’s Day and Easter celebration was held Sunday at the home of Richard and Janet Sullivan in Westport. They missed Easter due to Tracy Seale’s emergency. She is still in the hospital in Indianapolis and recovering slowly. She does know the family now and is talking and may be moved closer to home soon. Attending the celebration Sunday was Jeanette, Christy and Jodie Knaus, Chance Hinman, Clayton and Devin Seale, Dana Einhaus, Ryan Einhaus, Nicole Smoker, Cindy Geis, Janice Geis, Bryant Tulley, David Brown, Chelsea Brown, Ray Mellon and Glenda Sullivan. Those not able to attend were Margie Whitham, Squeaky Knaus and Teryn Hinman. Clayton and Devin Seale left early to go visit Tracy Seale. Every day some of the family visits her. Keep them in your prayers.

Happy birthday (97th) to Faye Lewis. She has already started celebrating with flowers, cards, gifts and calls and her company, Stella Bennett, Janet “Peachy” Kent, Mary Leo Archer, Alice Faye Whitham, Ron and Jean Sandidge, Troy Gibbs (bearing lots of gifts), Mike and Joanna Sawalich, Evelyn Smith and Glenda Sullivan.

Roy and Bonnie Duckworth, Verle Truitt, Roger Truitt, Barbara Finley, Amy Maddox, Michelle, Kiersten and Kaden McClure, Vernon and Verlene Sharp visited Genevieve Truitt at the Mother’s Day open house at the Waters of Dillsboro. Melissa Duckworth called to wish them all a happy day. Marcus, Tehya, Dorothy and John Duckworth visited Bonnie and Roy and Rick and Toni Allen Sunday.

Bobby Brown and Cheryl Messmore spent the weekend with mom Margaret Lee Weidmann. Other company was Randy and Lorraine Brown, Floyd Wiltz, Kay O’Neal, Donna Miller, Diana Brown, Audrey Marsh, Jason Messmore, Brandon and Julie Messmore and children, Gracie, Maddie, Vivie and Lyla Rose. They had a wonderful Mother’s Day.