By ANNA PATRICK
Condolences to Deborah Robinson Givens and family on the loss of her husband, Jeff Givens. Sunday morning Jeff was returning home from a horse show in Ohio. He ran into heavy rains in Kentucky and his truck and horse trailer jack knifed sending them over a guard rail. He was buried Friday. Our prayers for the family now and in the days ahead.
Get well quick wishes to Derrick Hughes who underwent emergency appendectomy a few days ago.
Betty and Terry Thomas have returned home following several days in Asheville, NC where son, Patrick, showed several entries in a horse show. Congratulations to Patrick, he returned home with many, many blues and horse shoe florals.
Sunday was a beautiful day here and a great day for a 50th celebration. That is just what Bro. Thurman and Laura Seber did. First, it was a 50 year ministry anniversary for Bro. Thurman who preached his first sermon as an ordained minister 50 years ago to the day. Later, he and Laura were honored by their children and family for their 50 years of wedded bliss. Congratulations on both accounts.
Sunday was another day of celebration as our son, Ray, celebrated his 48th year (I was VERY young!!) His special dessert was a Reese's peanut butter cups concoction - a peanut butter brownie bottom with a peanut butter cheesecake topping. Can you tell that next to banana pudding, Reese's Peanut Butter cups may be his favorite (among many!).
The Auburntown Historical Society meets this Thursday (the 17th) in the Church of Christ Fellowship Hall. It begins at 6:30 p.m. with a potluck fellowship meal. Mike Jones, who has Cannon County kin, is the guest speaker and his topic is Researching Genealogy. Election of officers for 2014 will also take place. Everyone is invited.
The Auburn School cheerleaders are sponsoring a chicken fried chicken dinner tonight (Tuesday the 15th) at the Auburntown Community Center from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. The menu includes gravy and your choice of 3 vegetables: mashed potatoes, pinto beans, corn or okra. Rolls or cornbread is the bread of choice. Dessert and drink included. This is a good plate for the price - Adults $8.00, children ages 4-10 $5.00 and plates are free to those 3 and under. Todd Hollandsworth is the chef. Come on by, sit down and enjoy or pick up to take home. No need to wash the dishes!
Alana Vaught begins our birthday list this week when she turns 39 on the 16th. Johnny Dorris and Zach Sheerer have celebrations the 17th. Rabon Brandon puts another year behind him on the 18th. The 20th is when Joanie Blackburn should get her cake and ice cream. The 21st sees Clay Shirley, J. T. Brown and Andy Higgins all entering another year. Finishing up our list on the 22nd are Tom Ganoe, Savannah Gunter and Cindy Garrison. Happy birthday to all of you.
Happy 11th anniversary to Dan and Sarah Turney Wilderson.
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