Note: This column appears in the Wednesday, Aug. 21 newspaper on Page A3.

Get well to Carmel Johnson down at the Jackson Post Office, who was badly injured in a horseback riding accident. She has twelve broken ribs!

Get well wishes to Dave Walke who was badly injured in an auto accident near Columbus.

Get well wishes to Sabrina Hill and Aaron Riley (down at Jackson Police Department), who both had hospital stays.

Tom “Moose” Gallagher will be in the nursing facility a couple more months. He has lost 70 pounds!

Happy retirement to Master Sergeant Mark Foster on his retirement from the military. I know his parents Mark and Vicki Jo are happy to have him living in Ohio.

Midway Café in Coalton has been torn down, and the Wellston Kroger Store is just a memory.

I noticed the Trend Blend in Jackson has gone out of business. Support local business!

The new blue metal roof on the Oak Hill High School looks good!

Remember back in the ‘70s and ‘80s, if you made a bank deposit all the heads on the bill had to be going the same way? Now they are topsy turvey!

It was good to talk with Bloomfield kid, Bill Auxier, here from Florida for a visit.

Emelie Frazee will be celebrating her 98th birthday on Aug. 26. She would love to hear from friends back home. She lives at Grace Manor Suites, located at 4620 N. Socrum Loop Rd., Lakeland, Florida 33809.

Thoughts to ponder — Grief never ends but it changes. It is a passage and not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness nor a lack of faith. It is the price of love.

Another thought — If you fail, never give up because FAIL stands for “First Attempt In Learning.” “End” is not the END, but in fact means “Effort Never Dies.” If you get “no” as an answer, remember: NO is “Next Opportunity.”

Another thought — A ten-year-old girl was asked what it is like to be a Christian. She replied that it is like being a pumpkin. God picks you up from the patch, brings you in and washes off all the dirt. The God cuts open the top, and gets all the yucky stuff out, and then carves you a new smiley face and puts His light inside you to shine for all the world to see.

Happy birthday on Sept. 9 to Donnie Proehl, Angie Hale, Joshua Clary, Lee Bowling, Alayne Speakman, Brenda Nicholson, classmate Bruce Conley, Jo Lewis, Carson Evans (20) and Charlie Jane Evans (7), and happy 61st anniversary to Bob and Peggy Reed, Marsh and Tom Perry (55), Russ and Dale McLelland, Joyce and Tom Slater, Ed and Patty Yates, and Fred and Glenna Bierhup; on the Sept. 10 is Samantha Henderson, Brandon Bartram, Hadley Fain (16), Alex Terry (20), Kevin Baker, Paul Bragg III. Amber Broermann, Veronika McGowan, Joy Marquis, and Carl Eisnaugle; on Aug. 11 is Aggie Srevenson, Karen Sickles Tripp, Kelly Browning, and Jeff Pinson, on Aug. 12 is April Riley, Misty McCain, Jennifer Lewis, Genna Allen (13), Molly Wertz, Nikki Southard, and Tasha Mapes; on the Aug. 13 is Ron Stevens, Laura Armstrong, Cindy Hughes, grand- daughter Erikka Marcum, Sally Frankland, classmate Charlie “Tommy” Townsend, Kathy Nunez, Lisa Franklin, Danny Lewis, and Lou Davis; on Aug. 14 is Susan Hollback, Jan Loomis, classmate Jim Walker and Pat O’Connor, Bonita Hommes and Tammy Hill.

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.; @sydneydawes_95

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