Florence News 7-6-17

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The Florence area people met last Wednesday at the Florence Church of Christ to make plans for the 200th birthday party for the town. Many good ideas were tossed around and we need to set a Saturday afternoon date, maybe in September or October. Come and help us if you have a good story or picture of the past. Please pass this information along to friends or relatives of families who lived here years ago. The next meeting will be Thursday, July 13th, at the church.

The Wiley Reunion was two weeks ago at Butler Park. Attending was: Charles and Alberta Pickett; Janet and Linda Brown; Snooky and Dottie Wiley; Ken and Stacy Truesdell and Kenneth, Jr., and Taylor; Steve Fields; and Jerry and Linda Webb. Same time and place next year.

Sondra Stave sent me a big jar of delicious homemade pickles. Thanks, Sondra. I am enjoying them.

Eddie and Debbie Gregory and many other friends and family attended Sherrie Whitham’s birthday party. Happy Birthday, Sherrie! I heard you got a special gift in a card. Wonderful!

Richard Adams is doing well after his eye surgery. Richard and Leona had Sunday dinner at Red Lobster.

I had a nice visit with PJ Jones and Annie, David, Maddie, Jason, and Jasmine with they came to church at Florence on Sunday.

Randy, Lorraine, and Ryan Brown’s company has been Kay O’Neal, Paul and Bryan Messmore, Molli Funk and fiancée Jesse Jones, Jerilyn Van Winkle, and Devin Scudder. Cheryl Messmore will be visiting a few days.

Richard and Janet Sullivan of Westport visited Marjorie Whitham at Swiss Villa on Saturday, and later visited Glenda Sullivan in Vevay. That evening, they met up with Squeaky and Jeanette Knaus at Rising Sun for a nice meal together.

Tracy Seale’s company at the Waters of Clifty Falls at Madison this week has been Clayton and Devin Seale, Janet and Richard Sullivan, Steve and Judy Malone, and Sondra Hyde.

Casey, Sheila, and Tiffany Rininger returned home Sunday after a long visit with family in Alabama.

Sympathy to the Mary Lib Branham family; the Cindy Whiteside family; the Kay Rook family; the Beverly Fockler family; the Patricia Purnell family; and the Christine Ellis family.

Get well prayers for Glenda Fritter, Larry Turner, Megan Rininger, Kris Colen, and Erin Lamkin.