Note: This story appears in the Wednesday, Feb. 27 newspaper on Page A3.

John and Cheryl Perry announced they are opening a physical therapy location in Gallipolis.

The Clothing Castle in the old Stiffler building is under new ownership and has lots of merchandise.

Rumor has Kali’s sold in Oak Hill but not the Dairy Bar.

Article on Facebook says the polar vortex should have eliminated 85 per cent of the stink bugs!

Congratulations to Pandora Roseberry who has joined the Air Force. So proud of her! Her dad, Greg, is career Air Force. Mom, Renee, is so proud of both of them!

I lost one of my readers this week, Richard Bloss. Over the years he has called me many times to discuss what was in my column. Goodbye ole Scout. Sure gonna miss talking with you.

I was saddened to learn of the death of Joyce Spriggs who worked in the office at Stiffler’s. Not many of us Stiffler’s employees left.

We lost Bloomfield kid, Van Bentley, this past week. He was class of 1967.

Lillian Heitzman passed away in California. She was over 103 years old!

The owner of C & J Maytag, Earl Ray, lost his son Gary Ray last week.

We will have lost one of the good guys, Patrolman Jim Callahan of the Jackson Police Department, when he retires on March 13 (which is his birthday!). He has over 30 years of experience.

Peggy Mercer had a hospital stay.

Hughie Beach, Tammy Kennedy and Steve Sickles had surgery. Steve’s sister Judy also had a hospital stay.

My good buddy John Fugett was transferred to Riverside hospital. His wife’s niece, Heather Shehadi, also had surgery.

Tony Wood had triple bypass surgery.

My classmate Gary Delong had a hospital stay. Remember him and Larry Donahoe in your prayers.

I love to read Phil Thompson’s reports on Facebook about what is going on in Milton Twp. He says the engineer’s office is replacing a bridge on Wellston Park Road. After five years of grant writing, bids went out for a Water Station, for those who haul water, and it will be located by the Detour. Plus, a culvert is going to be replaced on #12 Hollow. Good job trustees.

We have a new member to our family tree: Ellie Jayde Tilley was born on Feb. 3. Grandparents are cousin Doris and Darrell Tilley.

Thoughts to ponder — Things that tell the truth are small children, drunk people and yoga pants.

Another thought — Hackers need to step their game up and delete everyone’s loans, bad credit and mortgages!

Another thought — If Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy. If Grandma ain’t happy, run!

Another thought — A lot of you never had to go get your own switch off the tree as a kid, and it shows.

Happy birthday on March 12 to classmates Gary Argabright and Larry Gray, Helen Reese, Floyd Landrum, Shelly Jayjohn, Etta Wallace, Timothy Jenkins, and Bill Denney; on the 13th is Pat Trimble, Audrey Burris, John and Don Curtis, Sandi Jenkins, Bob Rice, Jim Callahan, and Joyce Martin (95); on March 14 is Erin Hopkins, Hazel Reed, John Morris, Lynn Brisker, Mariah Sirback, Bobby Massie II, Teresa Miller, and John Grow, and happy 11th anniversary to Lisa and Greg Linton; on the 15th is Bud Staten, Delores Eisnaugle, Benji Whaley, Turley Cooper III, Rodney Smith, and Braylon Grant Tilley (7), and happy anniversary to Jim and Kim Milliken, Bud and Rosie Staten, and Jeff and Elaine Bartley; on the 16th is Diane Jackson, Alisha Bishop, niece Allison Jeffers, Jim Fisher, Dianne Kiser, Rosemary Blair, Patty Downey, Marsha Baisden, David Johnson, classmate Gil Hambrick Steele, David Gillum, and Brant Derrow, and happy anniversary to Dan and Suzy Phipps; on the 17th is Sue Henry, Pat Tackett, Gary Sexton, Will Sexton, Larry Henry, Shelby Nicole Jones (18), Eric Lipscomb, Griffin Brown (17) Carolyn Gregory, Sam Browning, Jimmy “Peanut Butter” McKenzie, and Iva Williamson, and happy anniversary to Shawn and Megan Richendollar, and Tom and Lori Kipfer.

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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