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Glad to hear Gene Harris is at home and doing well following a few days' stay in the hospital recently,

Tim and DeAnna Reed were hosts to the girl's basketball team's Christmas party Tuesday night. Lots of pizza topped off by a chocolate fountain was enjoyed by Samantha and Madison Gaither, Hannah Whited, MaLeah Scott, Kirsten Garrison, Hattie Fann, Katie Hancock, Elana and Katherine Russo, Sarah Hood, Alyssa Whited, Katelyn Duggin Shelby Parker, Alyssa Williams, Daysha Murray and Adrianna Reed. Janna and Alayna Reed were on hand to help.

Friday night Janice and Charles Ritchey presented her Sunday School class with their annual gift of a delicious meal. Enjoying the event were Robbie Owen, Elaine and Jimmy Mingle, Bobby and Brenda Francis, Hallean Tate, Terri Cooper and Kizzie Lou Vance.

One day last week Harold D and Earlene Duggin with Ruth and Marvin Davenport stopped in Smyna where they picked up Steve and Lois Hawkins to travel on into Nashville. Here they visited with the Hawkins' son, Greg and family and also enjoyed the beautiful Christmas lights set to music that Greg has done for the past several years.

It was a weekend in the Smokies for Betty and Terry Thomas. Joining them were Patrick Thomas and Lauren Hamilton of Cedar Grove and Stefanie Gaither, Samantha and Madison and Brad Leach. They enjoyed a day at Dollywood, another day some went to the Titantic show while others were at Dixie Stampede. One day was spent touring Nick's Foods Inc. located near Jefferson City. Terry calls the owner "the egg man" as their expertise is in producing hard boiled eggs which they tell us is a real eye-opening sight.

Sunday the 16th, Auburn Baptist Church had the AWANA Christmas program. There was also special music by Carly Brown and Caitlyn Crook. A Sunday School breakfast fellowship was enjoyed.

Prosperity Baptist Church held their Wednesday night service at several homes when they went caroling leaving a fruit basket with each home.

Today (Tuesday the 25th) is the day we celebrate a very special Person's birthday. Happy Birthday Jesus. Others celebrating this week are Shawna Kennedy hits 26 on the 26th. Betty Thomas enters the Medicare group on the 27th. Mitchell Davenport celebrates the 29th with Brian Leyhew, Dalton Lack, Dustin Lack, Dawson Reed and Lindsay all ending up this year's wishes on the 30th. Opening up the new year of 2013 are Stacy Baines Doug Gaither, James Paul Davenport and Kathy Hays. Happy, happy birthday you all.

On the last day of the year in 1993, Todd and Susan Turney were wed. Happy 19th to you. On the first day of 2005 Brian and Terri Jackson were wed. Happy 7th to you.

Here's praying each of you have a safe and happy New Year from the Patrick household.

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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