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First of all, I need to make a correction to last Wednesday's news. I wrote of James Walker's death. I had his address as Clark Drive and it is Clark Street. I also wrote that he and his wife were married 68 years and they were married 58 years. I apologize to his sweet wife Sonja and the family.

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Loyce Winton's twin sister, Joyce Hobbs of Altamont, Tennessee, has lost a grandson, who was born dead. All the family and friends, who live in various areas are saddened. 

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A baby shower was held for the granddaughter of Faye Cryar, Emma Vaughan, at the Rotary Cabin on Sunday, July 12. There was a good attendance with lots of gifts. 

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Bill Cornelius's house is up for sale. Bill died in November of 2019, so his son Wes of Fayetteville, Tennessee, now owns the house. Mr. Cornelius was my neighbor on Marina Road. 

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Leon and Nancy McCoy’s great-grandson and great granddaughter Forrest and Arvella came to visit and swim in their pool.

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Loyce Winton and her twin sister Joyce Hobbs of Altamont, Tennessee, had their 85th birthdays on June 17. Loyce's family all came to help her celebrate except her grandson Dusty Graves, who lives in Arkansas. He called Loyce. Loyce's daughter, Donna Graves, her husband Mike and Loyce's son, …

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Deborah Moore celebrated her birthday on June 18. She is not telling her age.

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Frances Wrenn’s granddaughter Annessa Wrenn married Logan Hamilton on Saturday, April 13. The wedding took place at Grant Church of Christ at 6 o’clock. Annessa is the daughter of Daniel and Telah Wrenn and her other grandmother is Thelma Simmons.

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Frances Wrenn had a tick to bite her on her back and dig in. She had it removed by a doctor. 

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Frances Wrenn and her granddaughter Sydney Hess went on a historical tour recently with Pete Sparks' group. They went to Corinth, Mississippi, for a 2 day trip to visit the Shiloh Battlefield Site, where many were killed in the Civil War. Sydney is a history major at Jacksonville University. 

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Judy D. Sim's son, Chris Sims, is back in the ICU of Huntsville Hospital. He has been taking dialysis and has had heart problems for quite awhile. 

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The 3rd Sunday in May is the time for Decoration Day at Free Home Cemetery in Grant. Mildred Watson Bailey and her family always try to attend and decorate graves and clean. Then they go to the home of Mildred’s daughter, Tammy Evans of Watson Drive, and have lunch.

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On Sunday afternoon, April 26, our electricity was off for over 4 hours. I had an oil lamp which I lit in case the power was not on by dark. But fortunately, it came on before it got dark. It could have been worse for me, as I was sitting in my lift chair working Sunday’s puzzles. I was not …

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My good friends, Frances Wrenn and Violet Heath, came by last Saturday and brought down some things that were stored upstairs. I was not able to do that. I really appreciate them.

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Bakers Chapel Baptist Church had another outdoor service on Saturday afternoon. There was another forecast for stormy weather on Sunday. The cars were parked outside with windows down. Rev. Terry Sharp is the pastor.

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Shirley Leslie, age 96, fell in her home and got a knot on her head and hurt her foot. She was able to get up without help. Her grandson, Neil Smith, came from Huntsville and took Shirley to the emergency room. The doctor said that her foot was not broken. She is recuperating at home.

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Deborah Moore has been really sick with bronchitis.

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Terry Sharp, pastor of Bakers Chapel Baptist Church, lost a brother-in-law to death. He had been ill for some time.

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To ensure residents stay healthy during the COVID-19 crisis, Rehab Select at Barfield Health Care has restricted all visitors until further notice.

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Becky and Wayne Whitaker are grandparents for the first time. Their son Adam and wife Amanda became the parents of a beautiful girl named Adalynn Grace Whitaker. Adalynn was born on March 10, weighing 6 pounds 10 ounces and she was 20 inches long. She was born at Spring Hill Hospital in Gran…

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Trenton Moore of the United States Navy, who is stationed in Groton, Connecticut, fell and broke his hand. 

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Judy D. Sims' granddaughter, Kinsley Sims, spent the night with her recently. The week after, Judy got sick. She got medication from her doctor and is some better. 

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Talen Gurley had the flu a few days ago. He felt lousy.

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Frances Wrenn and Thelma Simmons ate dinner with Daniel & Telah Wrenn. Daniel is the son of Frances and Telah is the daughter of Thelma. They share mutual grandchildren.

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First of all, I need to correct an error of mine. Larry Martin was in Huntsville Hospital instead of Marshall North. Sorry, Larry. I hope you are feeling much better.

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Judy D. Sims' son Chris went for a check-up in Birmingham. They kept him for a few days as he had excessive fluid. He was able to come home on the 28th. 

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Frances Wrenn brought my supper from the church last Wednesday night.

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Ernestine Martin’s granddaughter and great granddaughter, Angela and Brynne Kelly, visited her from Opp, Alabama. They also visited Angela’s dad and his wife, Larry and Cathy Martin. Ernestine was real excited that Angela and Brynne attended church with her. Angela is a school teacher and Br…

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Rodger Horton had a procedure performed on his heart last Monday in Huntsville Hospital. He had to stay overnight. He came home on Tuesday and said that he felt much better.

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Frankie Leath’s dad, George Leath, had surgery on his hand.

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Delores Moore, Jacee White and the Ukulele Group played for the residents and staff of Branchwater Retirement Home of Boaz on Thursday, December 12.

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Bakers Chapel Baptist Women met at the church for their monthly missionary meeting on Dec. 3. Those present were Frances Wrenn, Deborah Moore, Rita Graham, Betty Ratchford, Carolyn Cook, Joyce Colkmeir, Violet Heath, Kaye Anderton, and Catherine Cameron.

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This writer had her 86th birthday last week on Nov. 22. I received lots of cards, calls, a few visits and a few gifts. When you get to be my age, you don’t need a lot of gifts. My neighbor, Lyndsae Edwards brought my dinner, so I enjoyed my day.

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Rodger and Joy Horton’s granddaughter and her family, Brooke Horton, have moved here from Washington, Illinois. They have found an apartment at Pleasant Hill and they are pleased to be living in the south.

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My daughter-in-law, Sandy Cameron, comes weekly and vacuums, washes and cleans. I am truly blessed to have her.

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Nancy Gilbreath Graham of Birmingham visited and brought Catherine Cameron her lunch.

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Violet Heath and France Wrenn went with the Henryville United Methodist Church Springers to eat lunch at Mrs. Bobo’s in Lynchburg, Tennessee.

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The call came across the radio as a possible structure fire, with people at Barfield Health Care next door able to see it.

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Judy D. Smis had an MRI on Friday, Oct. 11. She hasn’t heard the results yet.

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Joy Horton celebrated her birthday on October 2. She had a birthday cake at church that she shared with everyone. When she arrived home, some of her family members visited and brought another birthday cake. Family members were son Matthew, Gail and Conner Horton; granddaughter Brooke Horton …

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Henrietta Mason of Huntsville, a former resident of this community, called recently. She is a good friend of my daughter, Gail. She and I had a good time reminiscing about olden times of the 60’s, etc.

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Bad things seem to follow me lately. First, I had to have a new hot water heater. Next was four new tires, my old ones had dry rotted. So what is next?

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Will Stewart, son of Dean Stewart and Joanna Stewart, celebrated his 16th birthday with a cookout and a pool party on Sunday, Sept. 1. His birthday was Sept. 3.

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Andy Whitaker visited his grandmother Violet Heath and had breakfast with her.

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Violet Heath, Becky Whitaker, Caroline Cooke, Catherine Cameron, Francis Wrenn, Joyce Colkmeir and Dulcie Walls helped Kay Anderton celebrate her birthday by taking her to eat.

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Joyce Colkmier was baptized at Baker’s Chapel Baptist Church on Aug. 4.

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Nancy Graham visited Catherine Cameron and brought her lunch.