Note: This column appears in the Wednesday, April 17 newspaper on Page A3.

I was saddened this week to learn that classmate Helen (Susie) Black Simpson had passed away on May 25, 2018 from cancer. Helen served her Country in the Air Force. We sent a check in her memory to Wellston Rotary (for new Christmas Lights). If you would like to send a donation on this project to get new lights for Wellston, send your donation to Wellston Rotary Club-memo:Christmas Lights-PO Box 602 Wellston, OH 45692. We have lost 39 in our class.

Hey Myrt! Time to get the Hummingbird feeder out! They will be here around Easter!

Mark your calendar for Sept. 28 when Wellston’s own Elle King and Miranda Lambert will be at Nationwide Arena!

Mark your calendar for the Spring Fling at Christian Life Academy on Friday, May 3 from 4-9 p.m.

Enjoyed visits from classmate Joe Howell Alexander.

If you see Sherry Derrow out and about, ask her about her encounter with a raccoon!

Classmate Karen Hollingshead and her daughter Sherry need prayers.

Prayers for Brenda Perry who had knee replacement surgery at Kings Daughter, and brother Brian Davis who had bypass surgery at Cleveland Clinic.

Steve Haley is home after a long hospital stay after surgery.

WHS grad Paul Robinette is in the hospital and needs prayers.

Get well wishes to Jim Lovett who had a hospital stay.

Get well to Paul Wyant who had knee replacement.

Thoughts to ponder: It is during the worst storms in your life that you will get to see the true colors of the ones who tell you they care about you.

Another thought: I feel sorry for people without dogs. They have to pick their own food up off the floor!

Another thought: Apparently this dude at the mall was just tying his shoes and did not want to play leap frog. My bad, dude, my bad!

Happy birthday on May 4 to Hayden Haines, Stacy Poulton, Ritchie Gregory, Jordan Riley, and Larry McCartney, and happy 63rd anniversary to Homer and Gloria Williams, and happy 62nd to Gary and Bodine Rader; on the 5th is Brenda Turner, Wanda Albright, Deanna Wood, Ron Miller, Norma White, Kathy Perry, and nephew Trevor Perry is 3, and happy 7th anniversary to brother Bobby and wife Margie Wiles; on the 6th is Chasity Morton, Ian Thorne, Celeste Stiltner (21), Louise Bowling, Brandon Hughes, Beth Clarkson, Clint Wolford, Chasity Foster, Megan McGowan, and happy anniversary to Darrell and Linda Radcliff, Charles and Barbara Johnson (63), Clint and Ann Wolford, and Karen and Dale Gilliland (41); on the 7th is Sandy McGhee, Emma Smith, Donna Wyant, Jarrod Hughes, Jonathon Lipscomb, and Yvonne Dickerson; on the 8th is Angel Coen, Randy McKenzie, Chris Brakenbury, Ben Davis, Andrea Hill, and Tiny Strickland; on the 9th is sister Doris Barry, Heather Williams, Annabelle Mercer, Tanya Barrett, Russ Browning, Sam Stevenson, Brent Michael, classmate Linda Marcum Sickles, Melissa Prater, Patty Reynolds and grand-daughter Millie, and Beth Lightle; on the 10th is Jean Carter, Keegan Graham, Josh Martin, Stephanie Kirk, Norman Gilliland, Larry McGuire, Frank Haas, and great niece Haylee Dawn Logan is 9, and happy anniversary to Tanya and John Wheatcraft and to Paul and Ruby Smith.

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.

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