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One family member was erroneously left off for prayers for Flonnie Fletcher's family and that was Earl James. So sorry but the prayers for him and his family also.

This community has lost another member. Jackie Bryson's battle with long term illness ended Wednesday the 21st. Our prayers and sympathy to his wife, Ann and family.

Hannah Whited has made a name for herself in the Track and Field Meets as a Central Magnet runner. She came in 6th in the A-AA TSSAA State Track Meet. This is no small feat for her first year and since she is a Freshman, we can look for greater things in her future.

She was recognized at the recent Central Magnet's Awards presentation as the Best Distance-Female. Congratulations Hannah!

Congratulations also to Jordan Turney for his running ability with Central Magnet. His 4x800 relay team placed 2nd in the TSSAA State Track Meet.

It was a big night Friday, the 23rd, for Cannon County High School Seniors as they walked across the stage to receive their diplomas. Congratulations to all.

Saturday morning, Janna Reed left out with news graduates, Maddie Simmons and Maddie Walkup, to go north to New York, NY. Tagging along were Lisa Simmons, Shellie Walkup and her sister, Janie. They returned Wednesday tired but having had a great time.

Saturday afternoon, Tim, DeAnna, Alayna and Adrianna Reed and P-pa and I were among a huge crowd who enjoyed the great party for Daxton Patrick and buddies, Cole Kaney, Wesley Sadler and Jason Taggart. The event was held at the beautiful home of Wesley's grandparents, John and Linda Sadler.

Wade and Jennifer Duggin with several family members enjoyed Memorial Day weekend camping out at Normandy Lake.

Terry and Betty Thomas left out Wednesday for Shelbyville where they spent the next few days with son, Patrick. They watched him receive several blues and reds at the TWHBEA Spring Fun Show.

Bobby and Brenda Francis treated granddaughter, Callie Francis and her friend, Madison Gaither, to a weekend of trail riding near Jamestown.

Auburn Baptist Church topped off the graduation festivities with Youth Sunday. Jeran Tenpenny was the guest speaker. The honoree graduate was Bethany Griffith. A fellowship meal followed this special service.

Summer Supper Celebration was held recently at the Woodbury Nursing Center to celebrate National Nursing Home Week. Winfred Gaither, Donna & Eddie Nichols, and Brenda Francis were a few who enjoyed the event with family members and friends. The event involved a block party in which the street was closed off and Huff and Puff trucking provided a transport truck stage for the Gilley Bros. band to perform. Administrator John Sheehan grilled all the meat and the staff prepared the sides and desserts as well as decorations and set up.

Coming sometime in June, a group of "once-upon-a-time kids" in the village of Auburntown will be coming back to enjoy a day of leisure, touring the beautiful hills of Cannon County, visiting Chick (Ellen) Smithson's childhood farm, and stopping at other nostalgic and interesting places. They will then picnic at the Charlie Hawkins Park. Call Mary Jones Kelly at 931-261-7874 if you would like to be a part of this "travel-back-in-time" excursion.

June 4th is Scarlett Turney's and Noah Barnes' birthday. On the 5th Terry Thomas, Nancy Haley, Ryan Womack and Haley Armstrong all have their day. Becky Gandy and C. J. Hughes celebrate the 6th. Alyssa Whited, Brady Lewis Lee and Sunshine Robbins get to put another year behind them on the 7th. Alberta Griffith's is the 8th. Kathryn Faille gets her cake on the 9th and Danny Nichols and John King wind up the week's wishes on the 10th. Happy birthday to all of you.

It's the 55th anniversary of Joe and Velma Turner on the 4th. That same day but in 2011 it was Nick Smith who took Lori Jackson as his bride. On the 6th day of June in 1972, Clarence and Pam Nipper were wed. Happy anniversary to all three couples.

If you have news for this column, please e-mail me at, or call 464-4310 and leave a message if no answer.

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