By ANNA PATRICK
Well they're here! It starts Friday morning with the first day of school - registration day. First REAL day is Tuesday the 9th. On that note, Auburn teachers visited with a majority of their students when they let them know of the "We Care Cannon" project and the "Back to School Party".
That night Red Apple Days begin with live Gospel singing. Saturday is filled with the Lion's Club 5K and fish fry, beauty pageant, children's activities, AVFD dunking booth, parade, live music, lots of vendors and much more. So bring your chairs that night and Saturday and enjoy all the fun as well as visiting with friends and neighbors.
Auburn Baptist Church finished up a very good week of Vacation Bible School with Family night and homemade ice cream.
Jeffrey, Kaylee and Alana Rusnock are home after spending the summer with family and friends in the beautiful mountains of Missoula, Montana.
Justin and Tiffany Junker, Hannah and Nate had a good time spending their vacation recently in the waters of Cape San Blas, FL.
So glad to hear that Rita Davis was not injured when she was involved in a car accident recently.
It was movie day Tuesday one more time before school starts for Kullon and Shiloh Patrick, William and Grant Buterbaugh, Adrianna Reed, Alayna Reed, Case Isenhart, DeAnna Reed, Janna Womack, Ppa and myself. Again we met Rylon and Amaieah Morrison and mom, Bethany, to enjoy "Ice Age, Collision Course". And AGAIN this was topped off afterwards with ice cream at Dairy Queen.
It's another State Sheep Expo in the books and John Buyrl Neely did a great job. He placed 2nd in the skillathon by only one point with a 94. He then won the 1st place commercial ewe premier exhibitor. He was also names a premier exhibitor in the market lamb division. Congratulations JB!
So sorry to learn of the passing of Mark Parker. He was a native of this community but had made his home in Wisconsin. Several family members still live here. He was the son of Wilma Nell Perry and the late Billy Parker.
Coming up for birthdays this week are Lauren Burkhead Carver on the 3rd. My daughter-in-law, Anita Patrick, and Darnell Brown enjoy their day on the 4th. Gary Gilley's is the 5th. Robbie Owen gets to spend her last year in the 70's on the 6th. On the 7th Amelia Higgins and Alana Whited get to eat cake and ice cream. Shirley Turney celebrates the 8th and finishing up the week are Jennifer Brown, Anita Griffith and Winfred Gannon. Happy birthday you all.
It's the 40th wedding anniversary for Charles Dickey and Dean Vantrease when they celebrate the 5th. Jack and Ann Campbell and her sister, Mainell and Joe Foutch will celebrate theirs together - it's the Campbell's 63rd and the Foutch's 61st!! The 8th of August, 2009, Kyle Patrick took as his bride, Shannon Brown. May each of you have a blessed day.
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