Karen Wyant

Karen Wyant

Note: This column appears in the Wednesday, Jan. 8 newspaper on Page A3.

Hey, Myrt! Put on your dancing shoes! Jackson YMCA is having ball room dancing lessons from Jan. 15 to Feb. 19 from 6-7 p.m. Free to Y members and $25 for non-members.

I saw on Facebook that Bowman Home Care has closed.

Get well wishes to former Jackson grad, Billy Mac Clements. He is very ill at this time.

Prayers needed for Helen Mourning, who is in Riverside with heart issues.

Sad to learn that Al Burger passed away. He was 85 and, from the comments on Facebook, very much loved!

Christy Williams Davis, former teacher, passed away the day after Christmas. Graveside services were held on Saturday.

I talked to Howard Whaley on Facebook and he, along with Barkley and Charlie Cook, attended the viewing of classmate and Liberty School kid Reavis “Pete” White, who went to grade school with us. I would have loved to see them. Howard said his sister Kay Canter is living in Cincinnati with one of her sons.

Congrats to my good friend, Linda Wolford Baisden who got a new great grandson, Ashton Ryan Sexton, on Dec. 23.

That’s not rain in Ohio. That’s Buckeye Tears!

Happy Retirement to Tim Wojdacz, City of Wellston Engineer. He is married to classmate Donna Holzapfel.

Thoughts to ponder — My ducks are absolutely not in a row. At this point, I don’t even know where they are!

Another thought — Anyone who has lost loved ones knows that you don’t recover. Instead, you learn to incorporate their absence and memories into your life and channel your emotional energy toward others, and eventually your grief will walk beside you instead of consuming you.

Another thought — The main function of the little toe on your foot is to make sure all the furniture is in place.

One last thought — Be the person your dog thinks you are.

Happy birthday on Jan. 16 to Laverne Allen, Louise Farley, Darla Haynes, Joel Wood, Bill Sheward, John Akers, Jo Perry, and Gene Woolum; Celebrating a birthday with me on Jan. 17 is brother Eddie Perry, Blake Hutchison, Noah Stevens, Megan Grimes, Russell Gage Boggs, Nick Morse, Brenda Aubrey, Robin Oiler Smith, Kathy Weber, Eugene Riffe, Lisa Wells, Molly Pierce, Todd Richards, Kayla Burns, Jonathon Rollins, Bret Marshall Davis, Kim Hatley, Emma Grace Davis, and Lynn Starkey; on Jan. 18 is Ryan Stafford, Keith Preston, Kayla Reed, Jodi Kinker, Linda Emmert, Gary Dearing, classmate Garold Riley, Arthur Hamilton Jr., Ashley Norman, Tami Trepanier, and Josh Evans’ on Jan. 19 is Charlie Wyant, Bill Cole, Tom Evans, Pat Riegel, Doris Roberts, Kinley Morris, Susie Eisnaugle (89), Emileigh Dunn, Tami Norman. Kristine Powell, Tim Akers, Janet Potts, Nancy Skaggs, Zachary Shaw, and Twila Bentley Ervin, and happy 44th anniversary to Butch and Sherry Aldrich; on Jan. 20 is Don Mourning Sr., Tyrus Coyan, Mike McDonald, Karen Humphreys, Carol Jo Wallace, Jacob Betschel, Juanita Ramey, Teresa Davis, Millie Arnold, Barb Hammond, Kit Beckner, Beau Kearns, Charles Orender, and Max Helms; on Jan. 21 is Cyndi Azbel Price, Cynthia Wallace, Jeremy Newkirk, Tim Silvey, Shiela Smith, Bob Gillespie, and Teresa Thompson; on Jan. 22 is Joshua Betschel, classmate Connie Downard Shultz, Keith Woolum, Beverly Swaney, Sue Hendershot (90), Kelly Carter, and Donna Gray, and happy 55th anniversary to Jim and Sandy Leonard; on Jan. 23 is Howie McCarty, Wanda Phipps, Brandi Cornett Mullins and husband Stephen, Joanna Congrove, Elaine Wimer, Carol Landrum, Sharon McWilliam, Elwood Hall and Patti Stover.

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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