Karen Wyant

Karen Wyant

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

Congrats to Shane and Nicole Foster on their wedding last weekend. Congrats to Sherm and Amber Lewis, who also got married last weekend. My son, Steve Wyant, got engaged to Jennifer Wilson last weekend.

Get well wishes to Tera Carter who had a hospital stay last week. Helen Mourning is out of the hospital.

I was saddened to learn of the death of JHS grad Billy Mac Clements. He was living in Chillicothe. I also was saddened to learn of the death of WHS grad, Paula Fuller Pope. I think everyone knew her mom Charmaine.

Three of our young people were called to military duties, Seth Osborne left last week, and Amber Waugh and Nathan Butcher on Jan. 19. Remember them in your prayers.

Congrats to Linda Forrest, of McArthur, whose second trip to Cash Explosion won her $11,900.

The Sweetery must be close to opening. They had “help wanted” posts on Facebook.

Daddy Daughter Dance tickets are on sale at the YMCA. The event is Feb. 28 and 29. Cost for one adult and a child is $25; an adult and two children, $35; an adult and 3 children, $40.

Thoughts to ponder — Bill paid? Food on the table? Roof over your head? Somebody needs to thank God.

Another thought — We all have pasts. We all make choices that maybe weren’t the right ones. None of us are completely innocent but we get a fresh start every day to be a better person than yesterday.

Another thought — When you have done something wrong, admit it and be sorry. No one in history ever choked to death swallowing their pride.

Happy birthday on Jan. 24 to Fred Mavis, Richard Straten, grand-daughter Kassi Barrett (22), Mark Hale, Scott Morris, Bill Branscmb, Crystal Fisher, Angie Morgan,Janice Baughman, and Carri Ann Potts is 14; on Jan. 25 is Judy Chapman, Cole Bachtel, Teresa Harrison, Brian Iricks, Nea Henry, Kris Carter, Christina Jayjohn, Jacob Devlin, Shannon Riley, Eli Ray, Linda Swingle, Jarod Malone, and Brian Adams; on Jan. 26 is Riley Abrahamson, Dan Dailey, Butch Moore, Lori Sanford, and Bonnie Kuhn; on Jan. 27 is Derek Gallagher, Kalilyn O’Shea, Bill Juhasz, Jenison Banion, and Megan Schlaback, and happy 52nd anniversary to Tom and Cheryl Gallagher; on Jan. 28 is Cindy Kessler, Jim Brown, Skip Bartram, Trey Beatty, Audrey Tipton Ruth Campbell, Ann Shelton, Chuck Malone, Brenda Fortner, Hannah Haines, Nila Milliken, Gary Perry, Betty Scott, Rhys Jones; on Jan. 29 is Pam King, Bob Eisnaugle, Ancil Cross, Carol Swank, Dave Burt, Betty Nolan, Janie Sprinkles, Lois Jolly, and Curt Arthur; on Jan. 30 is Freda Mollihan, Kelly Beatty, Denise Rife, Dawn Brown, Jacob Kisor, Bob Mastins, and classmate Woody Wright, and happy 60th anniversary to Bud and Linda Costilow.

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.

sdawes@vintoncourier.com; @sydneydawes_95

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