Florence News 7-10-14


The old ferry landing at Florence was lined with people to watch the great fireworks display by Warsaw, Kentucky. Many old friends visited and enjoyed the show. Thanks again Warsaw for another good 4th of July. Thanks also to Belterra for a great show for people in the Florence-Markland area as people gathered in yards and parking lots for parties and good fellowship while waiting. It was a good evening.

The Switzerland County Red Ht Ladies had its June meeting at the beautiful Swiss Inn for a very elegant tea party. They had several flavors of tea, finger sandwiches and desert. It was delicious. They took a break between the lunch and dessert and visited the quilt and antique stores next door. That was nice. Two young ladies served the ladies and were very good. Attending were Toni Kniola, Stasia Wiseman, Diana Barry, Colleen Robertson, Jan Bixler, Patty Chase, Charlene Goff, Melinda Green, Eileen Wiesmann, Faye Lewis, Claudia Dawson, Mary Christiani, Marlene Blanton, Joyce Johnson, June Lack, Peggy Higgans, Melody Stepleton, Sandy Dawson, Chrissy Hurst, Lisa Fisher and another lady and I didn’t get her name. The next meeting is planned for July 21st at the Hoosier Favorite Bar B-Q at 11:30 a.m.

The 4th of July parade at Patriot was very good according to a report from Toni Kniola. They rode in John’s ’40 Ford and had a good time.

Sandy Dawson and family had their 4th of July Bash with 114 friends and family at their home. A good reunion was had by all.

Denny and Mary Lou bowman and the Bowman boys, Sam and Luke, went to the Reds ball game in Cincinnati on the 4th of July and enjoyed the fireworks at the park after the game. The Reds won.

Patty Chase and Glenda Sullivan went to the visitation at Morgan-Nay Funeral Centre for Melissa Robinson Joseph. She was Richard and Holly (Chase) Robinson’s daughter and lived in Florence several years ago. Jim and the late Mary Lou Chase and Georgia Jewell are the grandparents. Georgia fell last week and is in a nursing home in Madison with a broken knee. Sympathy to the family and get w ell for Georgia.

Patty Chase had a nice visit with Cindy Whiteside while at Dr. Frede’s waiting room. We send our get well prayers for Cindy.

Glenda Sullivan had a nice visit with Scotty Gregory in Vevay one day.

Happy 30th anniversary to Ed and Debbie Gregory. Jill and Jade Smith spent a few days with Ed and Debbie. Debbie is doing well after having surgery a couple of weeks ago. Debbie’s address is P.O. Box 43, Florence, if you want to send a card.

Faye Lewis spent the last two weeks with Tim, Annette, Abby, Parker and Lexi Deno in West Lafayette. She enjoyed the kids, shopping, visiting and going to work with Annette. She works for a doctor and he and Faye hit it off real good. On the way home Saturday they stopped at David Sandidge’s shop to visit with him and Mia Fay. Olivia wasn’t there to visit. David took her for a ride on the golf card. Then it was on toward home but stopped in Shelbyville to see a horse race. It was quite an adventures for Faye. Sunday back at home she had lunch with Ron and Jean Sandidge and the Denos at the Sandidge home. She had such a great time we are sure to hear some more stories as the thinks of them. Evelyn Smith, Lana Kelly and Glenda Sullivan visited her Sunday. Congratulations to Ron and Jean Sandidge on their 50th anniversary. They went on an Alsakan cruise with friends Bill and Alice.

Casey, Sheila and Tiffany spent two weeks at Gulf Shores, Alabama, at Casey’s mom’s. They had a wonderful time.

Alberta Pickett’s nephew Victor Spaulding passed away July 4th. Sympathy to Rose Ann and all the family. He was from Aurora. He was a fine person and will be missed.

Gordon and LaDona Downing Scudder, Herman Scudder and daughter, Zoe, of Plant City, Florida spent the week with Paul and Sondra Furnish. While here they also visited other family members and enjoyed the ice cream social at the Moorefield Fire Department.

Paul and Sondra Furnish hosted a Fourth of July cookout for family and friends. They later watched Belterra’s fireworks from the backyard. Those attending were Jonas Keith, Linda Furnish, Shane Turner, Peyton Turner, Lane Turner, Mike and Mickie Furnish, Aiden Furnish, Kirsten Furnish, Jamie Furnish, Hazel Knaus, Sarah McCreary, Patty chase, Chuck Furnish, Terry and Patricia Morgan, Janie Peelman, Ron and Vonda Downing, Ernie and Dana Keith, Dennis and Lori Knaus, Paul Knaus, Benji Davis, Ashley David, Keylan Bates, Braden Bates, Devin McFadden, Emily Monjar, Elijah Hambrick, Jace Hambrick, Rose Asbury, Landon Peelman, Glenda Sullivan and Barb Stout.

Peggy and Darrell Stoll spent from Thursday to Sunday with Bud and Betty Hargrove. Davy and Patty Leap visited on Thursday night and brought food to join in and celebrate Peggy’s birthday. They played cards and had a good time. Linda Jones had spent a few days with Bud and Betty after getting out of the hospital. She is at her home now and doing well. We send out get well prayers for her.

Margaret Lee Weidmann’s company was Kay O’Neal, Donna Miller and Melody and Tristan Reese. Cheryl Messmore came Saturday and stayed until Monday. Randy and Lorraine Brown, Cheryl and Mom had supper at Roxano’s Saturday evening. Lorraine fixed a good supper for Randy, Ryan Cheryl and Mom Sunday evening.

The Wiley reunion was held at Butler Park the last weekend in June. Attending were: Gene and Alice Heath, Brandon Heath and girl friend, Janet Brown, Linda Brown, Charles and Alberta Pickett, Snookie and Dottie Wiley, Jo Wiley, Allen Wayne and Eleanor Jean Aldred, Roger and Andy Wiley, Geneva Morgan, John and Kimberly Thomas and daughter, Ken and Stacey Truesdell and son, Mark John Truesdell and sons, Steven and Anna Fields, Casey, Sheila and Tiffany Rininger, Casey Michael, Lilly and Lacy Rininger, Brian, Christina, Brian, Jr., and Cory Rininger, Cameron Jackson, Kevin Wiley, Victor and Rose Ann Spaulding, Linda Hunter, Emily Brown, Candance Redmon, Andrea Murphy and Cameron Murphy, Kyla Elam, Destiny Elam, Lane Franks, Albany Webb, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Webb. They plan to meet the same time, same place, next year.