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BY ANNA PATRICK

Our sympathy to the loved ones of Larry Vandygrift who passed away last week. Larry was born and raised on Hurricane Creek. He was a 1963 graduate of Auburn High School.

Well kiddos it's almost over. Summer is so near you can smell it! To all students, teachers, workers, etc. have a safe and happy summer. See ya in the fall!

Talking about the end of a school year, there are several who graduated college last Saturday. Jordan Blackburn and Kayla McReynolds received their diplomas from Tennessee Tech. Bobby Fletchdr and Zach Davenport walked across the stage at MTSU.

Last weekend, Ruth and Marvin Davenport left Auburntown to travel to Auburn, AL for the pinning ceremony and graduation of granddaughter, Kelsey Davenport.

Hannah Whited is still running! She placed 1st in the 1600m with a time of 5:18 at the 2015 Sub-sectionals held at David Lipscomb University.

Congratulations to Auburn students Kiley Hughes and Jesse Vaughn and Middle TN Christian School, John Neely, a student at Middle TN Christian School. These young people competed May 11th in the 4-H 2015 Regionals, Public Demonstrations and Interactive Exhibits held at the Lane Agri-Park Community Center in Murfreesboro. Kiley in a 5th grade student who placed 3rd in the Electric Public Demonstration. Jesse is in the 4th grade and she placed 2nd in the Wildlife division. John is in the 5th grade placed 2nd in the Goat division. There are ten counties represented with an average of 20-26 in each room. Around two hundred total students. No small competition. Congratulations!

The following members of the Auburn Cross Country took part in the Try Boro 5K held May 8: Hannah Junker, Kiley Hughes, Isabella Russo, Keely Campbell, Zita Davis, Leighanne Dodd, Adrianna Reed, Hunter Patterson, and Mary Beth Patterson.
Isabell Russo, age 14, Hannah Junker, age 11, and Kiley Hughes, age 10, each placed 2nd in their age group.

If you want something new out of the old to eat, Stillhouse Restaurant is the place. The owner, Todd Hollandsworth, is using recipes from books dated as early as 1915 but doing a little twist on some things to accommodate the modern palate. Beef and pork are gotten locally (you can even watch from the huge windows the future beef on hoof grazing) and the catfish are raised in Mississippi. This is "fine dining in a country setting" with a fantastic view of the countryside. The friendliness of the staff is a great plus to go with the delicious food and scenery.
There is no menu for the desserts served as they are changed daily. Friday night's delicacy were moonshine apple cobbler topped with vanilla bean ice cream and caramel pie. Saturday night, we had blueberry cobbler with ice cream and a brownie with blueberry mousse. All delicious!
You can walk around to view paintings hanging on the wall and the beautiful gourd lamps which are done by local artists and can be purchased.
The reason I know so much you may ask? Papa and I were part of the "taste testing" crowd on Friday night. It was so good we returned Saturday night with Robbie Owen, Tim, DeAnna, Alayna and Adrianna Reed, Ryan and Janna Womack and Case Isenhart for the half-price fair. Still no disappointments. Ya gotta go!

Saturday Cheyrl Pursell enjoyed her Mother's Day present when she was treated to a trip to the Nashville Zoo and a meal at Red Lobster. Enjoying the day with her were husband, Doug, daughter, Leslie, son, Jacob, Annette and Annalee.

Prosperity Baptist Church honored mothers on their special day. Shiloh Patrick escorted her mom, Shannon to the front to receive flowers for being the mother with the youngest child. Lady Allen also received flowers as she was recognized as the mother with the oldest child, Mike Allen. It was Sherry Satterfield who received flowers for mother with the most children (5).

It's a "Bingo in the Park" fundraiser for Red Apple Days, Saturday, May 30th. Prizes, food and music are planned.
It's only 2-1/2 week away - 2015 Auburn School Reunion. Sure hope you've notified all of your classmates, teachers, janitors, etc. so they came be here Saturday, June 6th. This is just a time to enjoy visiting.

Now it's time for birthday wishes which start off with Alan Hayes, Hannah McCrary, Lisa Reed, Laura Kennedy and Don Rigsby all on the 21st. On the 23rd it's Paige Tenpenny and Chelsea Elizabeth Givens who are hitting th3 18th mark. Cory Turney celebrates the 24th. The 25th sees Joelene Bobo and Barbara Cantrell gaining another year. Finishing up this week's list are Thomas Holder and "old man" Marvin Davenport. Happy birthday you all.
Happy anniversary to Ricky and Joan Bryson who became Mr. and Mrs. the 20th. The 25th see Shane and Tommy Swift celebrating an anniversary. On the 26th Lindsay and Donna Gunter and Don and Angela Moore celebrate. Happy anniversary.

If you have news for this column, please e-mail me at apatrick@dtccom.net, or call 464-4310 and leave a message

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