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By ANNA PATRICK

It's been a busy week around here. First, Prosperity Baptist Church ended their 2015 Vacation Bible School on Thursday night. There was a great attendance and one of the best results for VBS.

Auburn Church of Christ is currently going on this beginning each night at 6:00.

Robert and Wytona Lester took mom, Hallean Tate on another big trip. They flew out Friday May 29th to return Saturday, June 6th. The 3 landed in Oregon where they rented a car and toured the beautiful Columbia Gorge and Crater Lake. They travelled thru the Red Wood Forest in California, went 2 miles underground touring the Sea Lion Cove and then up to Washington by way of 101 shoreline to re-enter Oregon.
Thursday it was a trip to Stillhouse Restaurant for Jewell Dale, Wanda Yule, P-pa and me where we enjoyed a tour of the Restaurant but most of all the delicious food. Thanks Todd.

Friday we were all off to Nashville to help Jewell find her another car since hers had been declared "totaled" following the wreck she was involved in recently. Although still somewhat sore, she is improving.

Saturday we were up and running to enjoy the 4th five year reunion of Auburn School. There were lots of "regulars" (those who have attended each year) but there were also several "new" ones to come in and enjoy getting caught up on each other's life. There were lots of hugs and laughter. Although this was not entirely for graduates, there were 3classes which had 6 members present - 1958, 1960 and 1964. The next get together will be 2020 - see you then!!
Sunday, Wanda and I were up early to travel to Macon, GA where we spent the night with our brother, Richard and wife. We enjoyed supper with their son, Todd and grandchildren, Michael and Katelyn. Monday morning it was off to their usual Chick-Fil-A place to enjoy breakfast with friends, Robert Haralson, Robert and Essie Herndon and Billy and Pat Hursey. Although it was a quick trip (Wanda had to fly home to Missouri Tuesday), we had a great visit.
Lisa Reed is off again and this time to do some sunning in Gulf Shores, AL. This girl sure like to travel!

Maggie and Alan Hale are expecting a little boy. At her 20-week ultrasound, the baby was diagnosed with myelomeningocele or spina bifida. This is a neural tube defect in which the bones of the spine do not completely form resulting in an incomplete spinal canal which in turn causes the spinal cord, nerves and spinal fluid to be in a sac on the baby's back. Vanderbilt was consulted and the good news little "Westin" is a candidate for surgical intervention but the bad is she and Alan have to give up their jobs and move to the Nashville area. This, of course, puts a financial burden on the family. The operation alone is around $8,000. A "gofundme" (go fund me) Facebook site has been set up for financial help.

The Auburntown Historical Society meets at the Auburn Church of Christ Fellowship Hall this Thursday at 7:00 p.m. The speaker at the Auburntown Historical Society June meeting will be Greg Tucker and his wife Mish-Triet. Greg is a historian, columnist for the Daily News
Journal in Murfreesboro, and President of the Rutherford County Historical Society. He will speak on "What You Really Do Not Need to Know about Rutherford and Cannon Counties"

The Auburn High School Book will be for sale at Red Apple Days in Auburntown. The cost is $50.00 per book or if mailed, the cost is $56.00. And those days will be here before you know it.

Sunday, June 21st is Father's Day. Prosperity Baptist Church is recognizing all fathers present that day with a special program. The Gore family, Michael and Stacy, are bringing special music and testimonies - those of being addicts, thieves, etc. - during the Morning Worship Service at 11:00. Everyone is invited.
Starting our birthday wish list this week are Jerry Gaither, Beverly Bryan, Stanton Bryson and Caitlyn Crook all on the 18th. Mable Turney, James Hastings and Mary Alice Armstrong each observe theirs the 19th. Philip Hayes has his special day on the 21st, while Joyce Leach is next on the 22nd. Rounding out the week are Judy Todd and Daxton Patrick on the 23rd. Happy birthday to all of you.
Pat and Mike Bryson celebrate their 37th anniversary on the 17th. Colton and Abby Tuck have their 4th on the 18th, and Tim and DeAnna Reed hit the Silver one on the 23rd. Happy anniversary to all 3 couples.
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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