Note: This column appears in the Wednesday, Sept. 11 newspaper on Page A3.

The Spot on Main is getting a new coat of paint, as is the old donut shop they own on Harding.

Work is going on to tear down the old Michael’s Ice Cream building across from Sheriff’s Office. I have always been told it is the oldest building in the county. It also has “For Sale” signs on it. I saw a house with windows removed down by the old Williams Carry Out location, so I hope some houses are being demolished that are eye sores.

Old Singer Sewing Center and Michael’s Ice Cream getting a new coat of paint.

The old Outfitters/Callahan Hardware building appears to be empty.

Congrats to Patti Morgan Hudson, daughter of my cousin Carey and Debbie Morgan, who has been named Director of Care Coordination at Adena Medical Center. Patti has been in the medical field for 28 years. She is a graduate of Oak Hill High School and attended Bloomfield Grade School.

Congrats to my neighbors, Stella Lemley and Frankie Belt, who were married Saturday!

Get well wishes to Mike McPeak who was in a terrible accident in Virginia. A semi hit his car on the driver side and he was seriously injured.

Get well wishes to Sherry Betschel who is having serious health problems.

Get well to Bobby Massie who is having cancer issues. Remember him in prayer.

Get well to Brock Morris who had a hospital stay at Children’s.

The JHS Class of 1961 was saddened to learn of the death of classmate Helen Lois Ross Ryan, who lived in Marietta, Oklahoma.

Belated happy birthday to the Jackson Health Department. The Health Department was 100 years old on Aug. 29!

Happy 100th birthday to the Jackson Lions Club!

Also belated happy birthday to the American flag, which was first flown on Sept. 3, 1777!

Mark your calendar for Scioto School Alumni Reunion at 1384 Cove Road in Jackson on October 12th. Doors open at 11 and lunch at noon. RSVP by October 1st to 740-988-0007. Bring pictures to share. If you want on the mailing list, call same number.

Mark your calendar for Oct. 20 from 1-4 p.m. at Bunn Cemetery on Gay Street across from Fantastic D beauty salon. Jackson Rotary and Lillian Jones Museum will join forces with a lot of helpers to do a living history tour of Bunn Cemetery. About ten people will be portraying early settlers that are buried there. A five dollar donation will be asked for to help with Rotary Scholarships.

Happy retirement to Johnny Ellenberger who retired from Mid City Laundromat after 45 years.

Happy retirement to Buzz Fisher who retired after 45 years as voice of the Oaks Football and Basketball. Keith Davis and I think Brian Howell are the new Voices. Both are Oak Hill grads.

Thoughts to ponder — Kids are like boats. They go in the right direction when paddled from the rear.

Another Thought — One way to find out if you are old is to fall down in front of a lot of people. If they laugh, you are still young. If they panic and starting running to you, you are old!

Redneck word of the day is “cedar”: “I know she ain’t sick cause I cedar at Walmart!”

Happy birthday on Sept. 27 to Megan Richendollar, Lois Mallock, Judy Martin and her grand-daughter, Rose Travis, Emily Jewell (21), Kaydee Brown, Rick Parks, Bobby Kallner, Bodine Rader, Norma White, Don Armstrong, and Tom Baldwin; on the 28th is Trenton Davis Tipton (12), Sally Fields, Cheryl Roe, Charlotte Puckett, Shayne and Shayla Rice (15), classmate Mariyln Manring Boyles, Mike Bianco, Colt Perry (8), Rose Stiffler, Mike Stiffler, Tonya Mercer, and Jack Taylor, and happy 52nd anniversary to Ray and Sue Statmaker; on Sept. 29 is Lucas Chapman (31), Camilla Brown, Marcielyn Kinley, Tara Richards, great nephew Bryce Johnson, Tyrus Sheeter, Rosetta Dennison, and Haven Eldridge, and happy anniversary to David and Dena Spriggs; on Sept. 30 is Olivia Powell, Ricky Lee Davis, Clint Newkirk, Majel Keirns, Kevin Brenner, Dylan Bartoe, and twins and classmates Ron and Bob Milliken, Kelly Molihan, and Dave McGhee, and happy anniversary to George and Mae Clarkson, 51 years; on Oct. 1 is niece Christina Carey, and nephew Robbie Barry, Jim Reynolds, Robin Poetker, Linda Scurlock, Mark Musick, Rhonda Strawser, Margie Caplinger (85), Belinda Peacock, Brenda Pennington, Claudia Eberts, classmate Rhoda Walsh Robinette, Becky Stroth, Shelba Edwards, Jean Foster, Bonnie Crabtree, Ed Wolford, Beth Fraley, and Brenda Mullins; on Oct. 2 is niece Tiffany Johnson, James Turner III, Aaron Owens (23), Dan Ondera, Clyde Holdren, Bob Hill, John Perry II, Dee Ackley, and Debbie Wilbur, and happy 10th anniversary to Doug and Dawn Staffin and happy55th to Wayne and Brenda Mullins.

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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