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By ANNA PATRICK

Auburn Baptist Church celebrated birthdays and a baptism Sunday the 11th. Jerri Feinstein turned 24 and Lily Hughes had her 9th. Emma Claire Crook was the baptismal candidate.

Robbie Owen enjoyed a great visit Thursday. Great granddaughter, Lilyan Adora Bennett of Antioch came to spent some time with her. Of course, dad and mom, Aaron and Michelle, had to tag along!

Kullon and Shiloh Patrick spent Saturday with the Reed family.

Get well and speedy recovery wishes to Frank Patrick who is currently in Vanderbilt Hospital. Please pray for him as he is to undergo major surgery Thursday (15th).

It's good to see Jody Tuck out and about again.

Several from here enjoyed attending the "Battle at Bristol" Tennessee vs. Virginia Tech game. Chris and Joanie Blackburn, Jordan and Emily and Jason and Tanya Whited, Alyssa and Alana were just a few I know of.

It's a cross county column this week and thanks to C.J. Hughes who is supplying the information for our elementary and middle runners.

Auburn Knights who competed and did great in the elementary division of the Nashville Percy Warmer Meet Sunday were Lily Hughes and Caitlin Dodd. Kiley Hughes placed 6 in the Middle division which consisted of 65 runners.

Tuesday it was off to the Coffee County meet where, for the 4th year in a row, the Middle Cross country took home first place in team for both boys and girls! Kiley Hughes was 3rd. Leighanne Dodd set a new time for her. There were 70 runners.

Cannon County High School teams are doing great also. They traveled to St. Andrews at Sewanee the 8th. Girls' team took 1st place AGAIN and the boys came in 3rd out of 8 teams. AND AGAIN no surprise here Hannah Whited was top girl runner with Austin Duggin 1st in the boys' division. Isabella Russo came in 4th.

The next meet was held Tuesday in Cookeville. Girls once again placed 1st with Hannah Whited doing her usual - 1st. Austin Duggin did a great job. He paced 2nd and had his best personal record of 18.21 in a 5K.

Other medalists included ex-Knights Isabella Russo and Madison Gaither,

Congratulations to all of the above - a job well done.

Congratulations to Adrianna Reed who competed Saturday in Lebanon in the Wilson County only cross country meet. She won her 1st place in running!

October 29th is fast approaching. This is the date for the 2nd annual benefit Running 1.4U 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run or Walk and Breakfast for Russell Fults. Purpose is to raise awareness for dementia and hydrocephalus as well as help with expenses for Russell and wife, Helen. Deadline for early registration and the guarantee of a t-shirt is October 15th. But you can register the day of the benefit which also includes a delicious breakfast.

Here it is time for birthdays and to start us off is Ashley Patrick who celebrates the 24th. It's a 9th party for Krista Nicole Bryson on the 26th. Finishing up our short list this week is Cody Hughes who turns 26 on the 27th. Happy birthday to everybody!

Happy anniversary to Ronnie and Becky Gandy on the 25th.

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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