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Our sympathy to the King family on the sudden passing of Bill King. He and wife, Peggy, were on their way home last week from vacationing in Florida and visiting friends in Alabama when on I-20 he experienced a massive heart attack.

During the past week, several from here or have loved ones here are experiencing severe health issues. Our prayers and get well wishes go to Holly Gilley Fisher, Ernest Davis, and Danny Jackson.

This news is short due to sending it on Tuesday. P-pa underwent back surgery Wednesday and Friday so I stayed with him in Nashville. He is to come home Monday (yesterday).

There was a good turnout for the fish and chicken fry Saturday the 17th. Principal Melinda Crook thanks everyone for their support.

August the 29th is a good day for birthday celebrations as Jeff Fletcher, Jacob Pursell, Chase Bogle, Bridgett Dodd, Dustin Mears and Bre'Anna O'Neal all add a year. The 30th is just 1 shy of that list with Kim Fleming, Laura Reed Cooper, Burton Moulder, Curtis Davenport and Tommy Shahan celebrating. Then we begin the month of September with Dannica Lillian Hughes turning 6. Finishing up the week on the 3rd is Waylon Jackson who hits number 8. Happy birthday to all of you.

Celebrating birthdays last week were Tommy Griffith, Kirtsen Garrison, Sam Morrison and Wayne Hale all on the 14th. Melissa Mingle and Regan Vaughn had theirs the 15th. On the 16th Caitlyn McCrary and Freda Henson get to add a year. The 17th was a popular day for birthdays as Karen Stinnett, Jamey Johnson, Bonnie Hagar, Louise Holden, Karen Neely and Tina Cooper all got cake and ice cream. Katherine Saddler added a year on the 18th while Aaron Vantrease turned 34 on the 19th. Finishing up the wishes on the 20th were April Melton and Chastity Gilley. Hope each of you had a great day.

Sunday, my family was a part of the 206 who attended church with the Dillon Street Baptist congregation for their "Friends and Family" day. We returned here for a birthday celebration for Sam Morrison.

No anniversaries but hoping all of you have a safe Labor Day weekend.

Thanks and congratulations to Mary Jones Kelly for the following: The Tennessee Shooting Stars basketball team recently won the Nationals gold medal in Cleveland Ohio. 12 teams in age 70-74 competed with the Stars being the only team to go undefeated. The defeated Michigan Spirits, who were beaten by Tennessee earlier. Down 9 at half time the Stars out scored the Spirits to win the Gold. Final Stars 32 Spirits 24. This is back to back championship for the Stars. Mary Jones Kelly played high school basketball 1955 through 1958. This was her third National to win. She also won silver in Hammer & 5th in Discus at the Nationals. She holds the record in Tennessee to throw the discus over 60 feet in age 70. She is a USATF/ All American in Track.

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