By ANNA PATRICK
The graduating class of 1959 of Auburn High School has lost a member of their class. JoAnn Hughes Nichols passed away Saturday the 28th. Our condolences to her family. A brother, J.C. Hughes, resides in this community.
Following a lengthy illness, Mattie Drue Nichols went to home to heaven the first day of March. She lived her life in Auburntown until her health warranted moving to Lebanon to be near her daughter,. Our sympathy to daughter, Judith Vanhook, and sons, Eddie and Danny Nichols and families.
Well here we go again - more snow and ice. Is spring really "just around the corner"?
Tuesday, February 24th, the 4-H Regional Public Speaking was held at the fairgrounds in Lebanon. There were 10 counties represented with an average of 20 participants per grade. This is the highest level for 4th-8th grades. Sharon Bessant, a 6th grader at Auburn Grammar placed 4th. Fifth grader, Kiley Hughes, placed 2nd. Kiley's 4-H poster also made it to the regionals. We congratulate them and thank them for representing their school, county and 4-H as well.
It was a birthday celebration for Kelly Brandon who was honored for her 9th Saturday the 28th. Enjoying the Barbie Party were Bridgett Dodd, Cody Brandon, David and Brenda Dodd, Doug Brandon, John and Britany Dodd, Leighanne, Caitlin and Jon Matthew. Marshall Smithson, Magaline Davenport, David and Pam Gaither, Regina and Rilley Mayo, Shirley Young, Tiffany Dodd, Kallie and Kelsie Burnett, Kirk Jones, Cindy and Dixe Garrison, Jennifer Brown, Carly and Ben, Wendy Eidson, Hunter and Morgan, Allen and Anna Leach, Jennifer, Cabel, Joshua and Joanna Powers and Brandon Watson. There was a surprised visit from Kelly's teacher, Leslie Pursell.
Congratulations to the Lions and Lionettes. Both teams are Regional Basketball champs with the Lionettes moving on to the state tournament. The Lions fought hard in the sub state but came up a few points short. It has been a great year for both teams.
Important dates coming up - have your noted them on your calendars? The first one is for another great tournament beginning Monday the 16th at 4:00 p.m. when the Auburn Lady Knights take on the Eastside Lady Tigers. This game is followed by the Eastside Tigers and the Cubs of Woodbury. The last girls' game of the night is between The Lady Bears of Short Mt. and the Westside Eagles. Finishing up the night's competition are the Short Mt Bears and the Auburn Knights.
Competition continues Thursday night with the Consolation and Championship games being played Saturday the 21st.
And don't forget the "extra" enjoyment of seeing "Miss" Cheryl's Cheerleading girls (4th graders) perform a routine during half time of the Lady Knights and Lady Tigers game.
Another reminder - the concession food is outstanding so come prepared to eat supper
The second date is Thursday, March 26th when the Auburn Historical Society meets at the Auburn Church of Christ fellowship hall.
And as of right now the third date is Saturday, June 6th when employees, students, faculty, and ANYONE with any connection to Auburn School is encouraged to attend the Y2015 reunion. Our local Lion's Club will supply a fish and shrimp meal. But you don't have to eat - just come and enjoy remembering the "good ole days". However, eating will help support the projects of the Lion's Club. More details forthcoming.
Hope you "sprung forward" and made it to church on time!
Coming up with birthdays this week are Travis Turney, Justin Gilley ad Joyce Dutton on the 11th. It's a busy day for Tamisha Cantrell, Emily Sheerer and Charles Rictchie on the 12th . Friday the 13th is the lucky day for Marjorie Cooper Gilley. Jimmy Mingle puts 68 years under his belt on the 14th. Janna Reed Womack leaves her teens behind on the 15th the same day Jerry Parker, Anthony Cantrell, Gail Watson McKnight and Teresa Davis Brandon celebrate their days. On the 17th Sandra Gaither and Tracy Hollandsworth end our week's list of birthdays. Happy days to all of you.
It was March 11, 1966 when Betty Patrick changed her last name to Betty Thomas when she wed Terry. On the 15th in 2013 David Gaither and Pam Duggin became Mr. and Mrs. Happy anniversary to both couples.
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