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What a great way to end your Senior year from high school. Bringing home the big trophy for first place in the National Beta (that's NATIONAL, folks) Talent Show were the Sr. Bets of CCHS. No it wasn't just seniors with the talent who were involved but it sure does make for a grand ending of their high school years as they traveled to Richmond, VA and with the help of the "undergrads" they topped out in the talent - FIRST TIME EVER! Congratulations.

And it's congratulations to Amelia Higgins who showed the Grand Champion Chiangus Female and Champion Bred and Owned with HIGG Annie Oakley 331A. It was the National Jr Show held recently in Louisville, KY
Then there are congratulations to Katie Dunn who became Mrs. Darby Palmer in a beautiful ceremony performed by dad, David Dunn. The event was held Saturday at the Houston Station in Nashville.

A native of this community, Mary Jones Kelly, showed her powers last week in the Tennessee Senior Olympics when she came away with 4 golds to hang around her neck - one each in hammer, discus, shot put and javelin. Congratulations Mary. Now it's on to the Nationals in Minnesota.

Friday night was a special treat for Tim, DeAnna, Alayna and Adrianna Reed when they were treated to a home cooked meal at the newlyweds' (Janna and Ryan Womack) home. They enjoyed some fun times after the meal.
Saturday night, P-pa, me and grandson, Kullon Patrick, were treated to a home cooked meal at Sam, Bethany, Rylan and Amaieah Morrison's. Of course, we went with 1 boy and brought back 2! Both spent the night with the Reeds.
They started out on a mission but wound up just riding around and seeing the country in the middle southern portion of Kentucky. But for Bobby and Brenda Francis and Terry and Betty Thomas it wasn't a complete loss when they pulled in at Harper's Catfish in Scottsville, KY to enjoy their "all you can eat" catfish.

Attending the LaFever Reunion and Vicki Sandlin's 50th Birthday party Saturday were Lanny and Hunter Sandlin, Derrick, Amy and Hudson Campbell, Hayley Reynolds, Bo, Alberta, Nick, Danielle, Leah, and Preston LaFever, Tooney and Freda Cummings, Dannie and Nancy Haley, Jimmy Haley, Marie Seabaugh, Helen Rhodes, Rhvonda and Katie Laughter, Ben and Wilma LaFever, Jerry and Melody Alexander, Billy Melton, Kathy Miller, Diane and Makayla Roller, Rex and Linda LaFever, Lindsey Foppe, Kat Campus, Donnie, Kholton, Dillon, Donann, Zara and Brantley Melton, Shane, Jason, Debbie, Ryan, Reese and Lexi LaFever, Sandra and Wayne Cobble, Neda and Solon Sherrell, Tim and Marcia Smith, Joe, Ronnie and Carl LaFever and Jeff, Donna and Heather LaFever.

Lee Wessler, who with her husband, George, once made her home on Kennedy Creek was back this way for a little while. She and George moved to Saint Petersburg, FL, where he passed away. She did pass by her old home place and toured around out town.

The rain did not deter members of Prosperity Baptist Church when they joined together Sunday afternoon the 29th for a cookout at Greenbrook Park in Smithville.

Jewell Patterson Dale begins our birthday list this week when she celebrates her 74th year on the 9th. Danny Kennedy and niece, Tyger Kennedy celebrate the same day but different years on the 10th. Elaine Reed, Brian Dale and Sandy Osborne add another year on the 11th. Anna (love her name) Lara turns 7 on the 12th. Nicholas Hale enters his last year in the teens on the 13thand Amy Gannon spends her last year in the 50's when she celebrates the 14th. Happy days to all of you.

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