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Benny Jones Band brings in the new year at Hemphill


Happy New Year to all. I brought the old year in at the Hemphill Community Center with the Benny Jones Band and a host of friends. We had a great time. When the band comes back you should come listen to them. They are such a great band.

I had company over the weekend. My nephew-inlaw Donnie Vinson from Shepherdsville came and spent time with us. I always enjoy having family visiting with me.

Happy birthday to Raybon Fleming, who turned seven on Jan. 1 and celebrated with a party at the Center. There were lots of children and adults present. He had a ‘Ben 10’ birthday party.

Also happy birthday to Martha ‘Blondie’ Keel Hampton, Justin Collier, Deziare Reynolds and her papaw David Thomas. All had birthdaye Jan. 1.

Teresa Fox of Hemphill and Kiya Woosley of New Albany, Ind. celebrated the 3rd; Joshua Fleming, Jan. 8; and a special friend of mine, Starla Collier Holbrook of Payne Gap, Jan. 10.

Please pray for Betty Holmes of Jeffersonville, Ind. and her sister, Joy Jonavich of Brunswick Hills, Oh. They are the sisters of Starla Collier Holbrook, Ernie Collier, Wesley Collier and Gloria Slone, all formerly of Hemphill. Please keep this family in your prayers through their time of need.

Mable Johnson had a grandson, Shawn Holbrook, and Kaylee in for a visit. They are residing in Finley, Ohio, and have four children, four-month-old Kendolyn Monek, Riley Jade, also Miah and Tyson. All had a great time.

Our condolences go to the family of Gloria Fay Fleming Kaelin, who died in Charlestown, Ind., on Dec. 28.. She was the daughter of Pallas and Opal Fleming Burke, all formerly of Hemphill. So sorry for your loss. We will keep the family in our prayers.

There will be a quilt top making class on Thursday, January 13 at 10 a.m. at the Center. We are not experts at making these, but we are more than glad to help out with those who are willing to learn. So if you are interested in this class, call me at 855-4191.

I saw Judy Hampton at Walmart and she tells me that she and her husband Paul have a first great-grandson. His name is Gavin Robert Nahrowld and he was born on January 1. He weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20¾ inches long. His parents are Rob and Ashley and they are living in Lexington. Congratulations to all of you. Enjoy your new gift from God.

I stopped in at the used clothing store in Neon. It is called God’s Country Closet. they are having a half-price sale for the month of January. If you get time, stop by and check it out. There are some great items in there to choose from..

The regular monthly meeting for the Community Center for the month of December was cancelled for the first time in 10 years because of bad weather, but we will be having a meeting the second Monday of January, which will be on the 10th, at 6:30 pm. Please feel welcome to attend this meeting. We need new people with new ideas.

If you would like to rent the building, call 855-7737.

I hope everyone has a great year in 2011. I hope to have another article for you again next week. This one would have been longer but I had it all typed out and hit a button to send it to the newspaper and deleted the whole article. Goes to show that I am not very smart when it comes to computers. If I left anything out that I promised to put in when I talked with you, just let me know and I will put it in next week’s article.

Hope everyone has a great year in 2011. Hopefully I will have another article for you next week.

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