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The 2016 Special Olympics Regional Aquatics Meet was held in Lebanon recently. We are so proud of Jessie Jackson who won 1st place in the 50M freesytle! Congrautulations.

And I quote: "What a way to start the 2016 show season!" John Buyrl Neely put all of the following "under his belt" at the 2016 Tennessee Junior Market Hog Show held recently at the Tennessee Livestock Center in Murfreesboro: Rutherford County Showmanship Champion, Rutherford County Champion Market Hog, Central Region Showmanship Champion, State Junior Showmanship Champion, State Junior Skillathon Champion, AND the 2016 Tennessee Junior Swine Premier Exhibitor!! Way to go JB.

It's with a broken heart that we learned of the passing of my niece's (Marsha Kraft) husband, Chuck Kraft following a short illness. Our thoughts and prayers for Marsha and children, Lindsey and Josef.

Eddie and Donna Nichols enjoyed a visit Monday from her niece, Gretchen Abernathy and children, Theo and Trane of Nashville. They also visited with Sara Gaither.

Auburn School is hosting a Red Cross blood drive on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. If interested in being a donor, contact Cindy Larson at 464-4342 or as soon as possible for an appointment. The Red Cross people are coming soon and she needs as many appointments are possible. We are hoping for a big turnout for this first time event. Each donation could save up to three lives!

Students and school personnel got some extra days off due to snow. That re-sets the County Basketball Tournament to begin Thursday the 28th so that the last game of the regular season can be played (which was Monday the 25th).

Happy 4th birthday to Bodie Workman on the 27th. Jody Tuck's is the 28th (he's somewhat older than 4 thought!). Frank Patrick hits the double 6's on the 29th. The last day of the month belongs to Michelle James. David Tate opens up the month of February with his special day with Bryan James and K.C. Hale finishing out the week on the 2nd which is also Dave Buterbaugh's and Groundhog Day!! Happy birthday you all.

Happy 2nd anniversary to Ryan and Erica Melton Garrett on the 1st day of February.

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