Note: This column appears in the Wednesday, May 15 newspaper on Page A3.

Michael and Lisa Shepherd have opened Liza Jane’s Dairy Bar at the former Dairy Bar in Oak Hill.

Rumor has the folks at On the Spot making donuts for the Spot at the Tenderfluff building on Harding Avenue.

Walmart and Bob Evans in Jackson are both remodeling.

Congrats to officers Grimes, Masters and Taylor, whom all received promotions to sergeant! Great bunch of officers.

Congrats to Lisa Parks on her Kroger promotion to assistant head produce clerk.

Congrats to Krista Carter who is a registered nurse!

Chasity Foster, who has worked at the License Bureau many years, has resigned to broaden her horizons. Good Luck Chas! You will be missed. I read the License Bureau received an award.

Andy Elliott was inducted into the First Family of Ohio Genealogical Society’s Annual Banquet on May 3. The honored ancestor was John Nisewonger, who was born in 1742. He fought in the Battle of Point Pleasant in 1774.

Keep Moose Gallagher, Vicki Perry, Tom Hill and Tom Helm in your prayers.

Flora Wilson is at Jenkins Nursing Facility and needs prayers.

Prayers for a little boy in the fifth grade. He had surgery last week for cancer in his thyroid and in six lymph nodes. He is facing chemo and radiation and will have a scan to see if it spread.

Two other young boys from Wellston are in the hospital and need prayers.

1953 JHS grad Gloria Karr Stiles passed away on May 6 at her home in Ashville. She was a sister to Marilyn Jindra and her husband name was Lehman.

Thoughts to ponder: Don’t wait for things to get easier, simpler or better. Life will always be complicated. Learn to be happy right now, otherwise you will run out of time.

Another thought: I’m a strong woman. Everything that has hit me in life I’ve dealt with. I’ve cried myself to sleep, picked myself up, and wiped my tears. I’ve grown from things that were meant to break me. I get stronger by the day and have God to thank for that.

Life is like a roller coaster: It has ups and downs, but it is your choice to scream or enjoy the ride!

Happy birthday on June 1 to Brenda Wood, Bill Zinn, Jake Roe, Cody Riegel, Olivia Moore, William Jennings, classmate Vrenda Arthur Weber, Ellen King, Dave Thompson, and nephew Brayden Perry, and happy 65th anniversary to Fred and Norma Riegel; on the 2nd is Bev Morris, Ryan Walsh, Dallas Hartley, Jamie Swingle, Marlena Swingle, Melissa Fugett, and classmate Bill Mahle, and happy 12th anniversary to Larry and Gretle Baker, Margaret and Steve Cochran, and George and Lynn Arnott; on the 3rd is grandson Stephen Wyant is 29, Tracy Tackett, Cora Beth Farley, Marlene Stevison, Paul Tripp, Leona Pierce, and Donna Bryan, and happy 52nd anniversary to Bill and Jane Zinn; on the 4th is Kit Daily, Bob Downey, Tony Stiffler, Barbara Jordan, Cheryl Loxley, Charlene Keating, and Jeanette Abell, and happy anniversary to Ernie and Carrie Strawser, Cheri and Phil Howe, and Buck and Ann Sheward; on the 5th is Alexandria Yakes, classmate Rodney Winters, Lyle Crosier, Carolyn Oliver, Hazel Dumm, and classmate Brenda Neumann Brown, and happy 30th anniversary to Ted and Sally Penix; on the 6th is Angie Osborne, Lenoir Huston, Dennis Kennedy, Jane Hanson, Jay Riepenhoff, Cissy Riepenhoff, Ryan Taylor, Oliver Duncan, Kylie Duncan, Daniel Rice, Tristin Stevens, great niece Olivia Yoder (6), and Catherine Kisor is 95; on the 7th is Tyler Roach, Theresa Streich, Tommy Yates, Greg Nutter, Tara Cooper, Mark Riegel, Madison Gilliland, great nephew Jayden McCoy (11), and great nephew Riley Logan is 9, and happy anniversary to Billy and Pam Miller, Greg and Jeanetta Nutter.

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

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