Florence News 2-21-13


Our community has lost another good friend and neighbor, Paul Chase. He was a friend to all he met and he will be missed. Sympathy to Doris and the girls and all the family and friends.

Sympathy also to the John Lee family, the Larry Griffin family, the Pam Courter family, the Pearl Byram family, Reta Sullivan and Sue Burk.

Get well prayers go out for Gary Rowlett, Tom Crabtree, Mary Lou Curlin, Jeff Peelman, Gary Lee and Kim Hambrick, Nora Gross, Joann Scott, Jerry Chase, Linda Scott, Sharon Ballard, Verle Truitt, Harold Sims, Cindy Whiteside, Betty Chase, John Scudder, Darin Rose, Chrissi Nichols, Jewell Dickerson, Gary Boyle and many more.

It was nice to visit with Joan Peelman back at Switzer Square after her surgery and recovery.

Sunday was a wonderful and busy day. First we went to church as usual, then to the Ogle Haus with Judy Lozier and Mike Johnson for the Veterans dinner, then to Madison for the King’s Daughters’ Hospital open house. Then back to church for evening service at Florence. Glenda Sullivan, Carolyn Lowe and Janet Brown also went to the KDH open gouse. We had nice visits with Lake Rayls, Danna Lee Adams, Cheryl Rice as they were greeting people. Also visited with Jean Adkins, her daughter Denise and two grandchildren, Jeanette Humphrey and daughter Penny, Cliff and Karen Hartley and family, Bobby Stivers, Randy Miller and others. It was wall to wall people and a beautiful very big building.

The first annual veterans appreciation dinner was wonderful. It was coordinated by Cash Saver Food Outlet in conjunction with the Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396 and sponsored by Belterra, Ogle Haus, Friendship Bank, Vevay Newspapers and Cash Saver. Rita Sullivan took care of the reservations for over 180 veterans and guests. Darrell Hansel gave a good speech, also Dick Jewell, American Legion State Commander, Eric Rabe of Cash Saver and others (all short speeches). The food was great and the help was also great. It was run as smooth as anything I’ve ever seen. Thanks to all involved. I’d love to name all of you but afraid I’d miss someone. We got to meet Eric Rabe’s wife and children and welcome them to the community.

Ron and Jean Sandidge, Audrey Marsh, Robin Lawson, Evelyn Smith, Nora Gross and Glenda Sullivan visited Faye Lewis last week.

Steve Bladen, Earl and Jerilyn Van Winkle, Shawn Auxier, Jack and Judy Bailey, Audrey Marsh, Dave Wilson, Angie and Kyle Handlon all visited Denny and Diana Brown last week. They want to thank Shawn for all his help[.

Roy and Bonnie Duckworth, Gary, Karen and David Wentworth, Charles and Alberta Pickett, Glenda Sullivan and Corinne Martin had lunch at KFC in Carrollton and celebrated Charles Pickett’s birthday. Happy birthday, Chuck.

Alberta Pickett and Patty Chase went to Patriot on business last Tuesday and then went to Ghent, Kentucky for breakfast at Tingle’s Restaurant.

Happy birthday to other February people, Janice Furnish, Larry Carter (at Fairway Inn), Glenda Sullivan, Torrie Heffelfinger, Janet Brown, Juanita Baer, Nadine Swift, Kenny Thomas, Kippy Hatton, and Bonnie Duckworth.

Happy anniversary to Robert and Gerrilyn Henderson.

The Swiss Idol auditions went well at the Hoosier Theater. Winners will be notified and will perform in March.

If you like to play euchre come to the Senior Citizen Center on Tuesday at noon for two hours of playing for super prizes.

The American Cancer Society will not be selling daffodils this year according to their announcement. We don’t know why.

We had a nice visit with Clyde and Mary Ruth Poling in Vevay Sunday,