Note: This column appears in the Wednesday, May 22 newspaper on Page A3.

We lost another Bloomfield kid last week. Clarence Scarberry, from JHS Class of 1965, passed away in Lima.

My brother Eddie and wife Sherry Perry, are new grandparents to James Henry David Walker. He weighed eight pounds and seven ounces.

Pat Riegel has a new great-grandson, Henry David Needler. He weighed seven pounds and 10 ounces.

Prayers for Lee Snyder having serious eye problems. Moose Gallagher and Vicki Perry still needing prayers. A fifth grader is doing well after thyroid cancer surgery. My neighbor, Stella Lemley, had surgery and needs prayers. Stacia Allison had surgery. The little boy from Wellston is doing better but still in the hospital.{div}Get well to Paula Chapman who broke her hip. Get well to David Ferris who had a hospital stay. Get well to Jim Wyatt Jr., on dialysis with kidney failure and on a vent.{/div}Gay Gilliland had very serious brain surgery last week.

Sassy Queen had a bad fall. She broke multiple ribs and her lung collapsed. Thank God she had a medic alert when she fell and could get immediate help! Remember her in prayer.

I saw on Facebook that Adena in Chillicothe is planning an expansion. It will be five stories high and will be the future home of Orthopedics and Robotic Surgery. It will feature contemporary operating rooms, upscale patient rooms, inpatient rehab and outpatient services.

Work going on at the old Dr. Williams office on Main Street.

I heard on the radio that Jackson County has over 30 sex offenders. On a recent check, only a couple weren’t doing what they needed to do.

Vivian Bevins has written a new book “The Yerkle Yerkle Rooster.” I got my copy ordered from Amazon and it is due to ship in July! I hope it is as entertaining, as her book “The Horse Who Liked Chocolate Ice Cream.”

Last week was like “old home week.” I talked with JHS 1988 grads Anthony Carlisle and Laura Owens. Went to IHOP on Sunday and shared a seat with former Jackson resident, Jean Hammond, who moved to Chillicothe in 2005!

Why is sleeping in called “lazy” but going to bed early isn’t? Asking for a friend!

Thoughts to ponder: when I say “the other day,” that could be yesterday or 15 years ago!

Another thought: F.E.A.R. has two means — Forget Everything And Run, or Face Everything And Rise. The choice is yours.

Another thought: When you focus on problems, you have more problems. When you focus on possibilities, you have more opportunities!

Happy 15th anniversary to Don and Priscilla Fouts on May 26!

Happy birthday on June 8 to my brother Bob Farley and great-granddaughter Sadie Wyant (10), Ruth Swaney, and Connie LeMaster and happy anniversary to John and Jan Loomis; on the 9th is Becky Evans, Wimpy Crabtree (87), Karen Curtis her grand-daughter is 46, Jerry Ewing, Jack Congrove, Tammy Baisden Frazier, Gary Mercer, and Shelba Biggs; on the 10th is Wade Sagraves, Ethel Snyder, Brian Duncan, Marilyn Eisnaugle, and Ed Jones, and happy 30th anniversary to Mac and Nancy Mahon, happy 59th to Raymond and Lyn Wyant, and Phillip and Cindi Kuhn; on the 11th is Lee Delay, Tyler Yates, Bobby Jeffers, Bonnie Duhamel, Katie Congrove, Nancy Howell, Lisa Kabel, Dave Jenkins, Becky Hughes, and Geneva Causey, and happy 59th anniversary to Jerry and Freda Lowery; on the 12th is Blake Eisnaugle (22), Adam Rhymer, Eric Moore, and Myrna Flaker, and happy anniversary to Bob and Gloria Addington; on the 13th is Jacob Saunders, Chris Peoples, Debbie Keating (60), Jay Stewart (25), Carolyn Stover, and J.J. Hale; on the 14th is Diane Erwin, Brittini O’Shea, Dorothy Jones, and happy anniversary to Tony and Laura Thorne.

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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