Note: This column appears in the Wednesday, Aug. 28 newspaper on Page A3.

Congrats to Jerry Lowery, 83, who received All American Track and Field certification after a shotput throw of 33 feet and three and a half inches at Jackson Track and Field competition recently!

Chillicothe Texas Roadhouse house is due to open in late September.

I read on Facebook where a company that sells underwear, surveyed 2,000 people, and forty five per cent said they wear their underwear two days or more. I hope I never have to sit beside one of them.

Congrats to Cora Landrum and Tyler Roach on their recent wedding!

Brenda Webb had another hospital stay with sepsis this time. Remember her in prayer.

Get well wishes to Aaron Riley, dispatcher at the Jackson Police Department. He is having heart surgery this week and needs prayers.

Get well wishes to my good buddy Art Bush. Hope this procedure helped you!

Classmate Clifford “Skip” Bartlett has had a massive stroke and needs prayers.

Pam Markham and Lynn Ragland had falls and needs prayers for recovery.

Kyleigh Tripp had a trip to Children’s and has a feeding tube and needs prayers. Her dad had a fall while there. Mike is a single parent raising three grade school kids and does a wonderful job. Their mother passed away a few years ago.

If you would like to send a card to Tom “Moose” Gallagher, he will be in rehab for a while. Send to Heartland (MedBridge) 1001 E. Alex Bell Rd., Centerville, Ohio 45459.

Doug and Jana Reed have a beautiful new granddaughter, Zelda Louise.

I am honorary aunt to Demi Lane Wheatley, daughter of Layne Roseberry and Austin Wheatley. She is a beauty!

Thoughts to ponder — True love isn’t “Romeo and Juliet, who died together.” It is “Grandma and Grandpa, who grew old together.”

Another thought — When people bring up your past, tell them Jesus dropped the charges.

Another thought — I just sold a lawnmower on Craig’s List. Now my neighbor can’t wake me early on Saturday morning.

A funny story — I asked my mom if I was adopted. She said, “Of course not! Why would we pick you?”

Happy birthday on Sept. 15 to Dale McClelland, Avery Walke, Doug Willis, Bob Hanson, James Sanders, Ashleigh Lemley (18), Donna Williams, Dan Marhoover, Eric Stephenson (24), and Elijah McCoy; on the Sept. 16 is Brenda Baldwin, Braxton West, Colt Allen, Elaine Bartley, classmate Bobby Clark, and Linda Curier, and happy 31st anniversary to Sally and Dale McGill; on the Sept. 17 is Mike Foster, Bill Taylor, Alice Swaney, Norma Bush, Margaret Bays, Mary Albert, sister-in-law Sherry Perry, Janet Dillinger, Kerry Jenkins, Amy Oyer, Dean Malone, Joyce Figlestahler, Chris Barber, Donna Summers, Betty Creech, Jason Holzapfel, and my sister Suzie Wiles, and happy 53rd anniversary to John and Penny Rupert; on Sept. 18 is my great-nephew Chase Adkins Joe Roberts, classmate Faye Wood McCartney, Rusty Holowell, Don Morgan, Tammy Scott, Ruby Deborde (19), Betsy Crabtree, Randy Scott, and Brittany Miller; on Sept. 19 is Ricky Boyd, Robin Beatty, Joey Ringling, William Davis Tripp (19), classmates Brenda Parker Ghearing and Susan Collins Campbell, Larry Arnold, Patty Yates and her grand-daughter McKenzie Boggs, Missy Shasteen, June Eubanks, Carter Deck, Mary Meadows, Dale Duhl, and Janie Lovett, and happy anniversary to Marshall and Joan Kimmel; on Sept. 20 is Clo McWhorter, Ellen Macabe, Travis McGhee, Misty Stephenson, Cheryl Gallagher, Edna Lambert, Tammy Ann Bryan, and Pam Mapes, and happy 61st anniversary to Harley and Kay Johnson.

Thanks for being a reader. Call me with your news at 740-286-5014, e-mail, or stop by the Maytag Store at 259 E. Main St. in Jackson.; @sydneydawes_95

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