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I am so pleased that my neighbor and friend, Judy D. Sims, came home Saturday after being in the hospital for 17 days. She had the aneurysm removed that had plagued her for so long. She says she is doing well. She is anxious to be in her own bed.

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Judy D. Sims of Marina Road came through her aneurysm surgery just fine on Wednesday, September 1. This surgery was delayed almost a year. She was in Huntsville and they transferred her to UAB.

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Violet Heath’s son’s great grandson is still in St. Jude’s Hospital. He is 3-year-old Sawyer Hosinger of Mississippi. The family took his 6-year-old brother, Haden, to visit him as they thought it might help him feel better. They are treating Sawyer for symptoms of leukemia.

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Deborah Moore stayed with her grandchildren, Ansley and Jay Barnes, while their parents, Ann Marie and John Barnes, took a trip to the Florida Keys. They were celebrating their 20th anniversary.

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Shirley Leslie, who is 98 years old and lives on Bakers Chapel Road, had her granddaughter Stephanie Osteen visited her. Another day, Shirley’s daughter and husband Betty Jo and Chris Thornton spent the day with her on the 7th. They brought lunch and a lot of groceries.

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Rodger Horton is having an eye procedure done. He will be wearing glasses all the time after it is done.

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Bakers Chapel Baptist Women met at the church on July 12. Those present were Betty Ratchford, Rita Graham, Dorritt Campbell, Carolyn Cook, Delores Moore, Jacee White, Joyce Colkmire, Kay Anderton, Olivia Raulston and Frances Wrenn.

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It rained 3 nights out of 4 for Bakers Chapel Baptist Church’s Vacation Bible School. All had an enjoyable time anyway. One night the electricity went out, so they went home early.

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My sweet neighbor Kat Sorrell and my daughter-in-law, Sandy Cameron, have picked 10 quarts of blackberries on my fence row to put in the freezer. Since I'm not able to pick them at this time, it is a blessing to me. 

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During a windstorm last week, a tree fell on Marina Road where I live and blocked the road. Our road commissioner for this district, Rick Watson, and his men soon had it open to traffic. On the other road behind Judy D. Sims’ home, a large pecan tree was uprooted.

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Nancy Gilbreath Graham visited me on Monday, the 14th. She brought me some homemade vegetable soup and some orange fluff for dessert. It was enough for 2 meals.

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Nancy McCoy is happy to be at home after surgery, hospitalization and rehab. She says she is finally feeling a little better. Her husband Leon is a good caregiver.

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Lewis Stewart is home from the hospital but still is not well. His wife Kate said he is in the bed most of the time. Their son Stanley and his wife Jennifer came from Hazel Green and spent the day.

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The Bailey family of this community and surrounding areas had a reunion recently at Buck’s Pocket. The eldest member of the survivors, Edward Bailey, aged 87, lives near there so he requested they have it there. They have a pavilion and picnic area. The members of the family that I know are …

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Danny and Dana Jordan have another grandson who had a birthday. Wilder Rigsby was 1 year old on May 13th. He celebrated by taking his 1st few steps. Wilder is the son of Lindsay and Matt Rigsby. He has an older brother, Finn, who is 3 years old.

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Billy and Donna Beard have much to celebrate. Their daughter Ana-Lee Murphy has received her master’s degree in social work from the University of Alabama. Her husband, Roman Murphy, received a B.S. degree in management of information systems from the College of Business at the University. T…

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Deborah Moore’s grandson Jay Barnes had a birthday on April 30. He was 13 years old and is the son of Ann Marie and John Barnes of Grant.

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Henryville United Methodist Church of Claysville is having an indoor yard sale on May 11 from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.

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Frances Wrenn attended her grandson Alex Wrenn’s tennis tournament at Boaz recently. It was so hot that her neck got sunburned. The only shade she could find was behind a power pole. Alex’s team did not win.

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Joy and Rodger Horton’s son, Jeff Taylor of East Peoria, Illinois, is having a lot of trouble with his eyes. Their other son Rodger Horton Jr.’s eye is better. He has lost the sight in his other eye. Their son, Matthew, Gail and Conner Horton, who live near them, came to eat a meal with them…

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Bakers Chapel Road had a tree down last Wednesday, which hampered traffic for a short while. The county removed it in a hurry. One of my health care workers was delayed temporarily.

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Folks in my neighborhood are thankful to North Alabama Co-op for keeping our electricity working during last week’s storms. Also, we appreciate our TV companies keeping our TVs operating. We couldn’t go outside unless it was necessary or we might have washed down the river. I thought we migh…

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Joy and Rodger Horton are back in their house after a fire. They haven’t gotten everything in place yet, but they are working on it.

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Frances Wrenn brought me a sandwich after she babysat all morning with her great-grandson, Emmett, 2-year-old son of Rachel Hess. His mother put him in a movie to watch. When it was over, Frances wanted him to watch another, but she wasn’t sure how to do it. Emmett solved the problem. He wal…

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Judy D. Sims’ granddaughter Kelsey Bell and her family have vacationed for a few days in the Smokey Mountains. The in-laws went along also.

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Joy Horton had a bad infection. Her doctor sent her home with medication and she is recovering. Joy and Rodger Horton are having repairs done on their house after a fire did damage. They are adjusting.

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Chris Cornelius, brother of mechanic Eddie Cornelius, has recovered from COVID-19. He is back in Barfield Health Care, where he was, before being sent to a hospital in Tuscaloosa.

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Rodger & Joy Horton of Burroughs Drive had a house fire on Monday the 8th. It caught in the attic, supposedly some electrical wiring. There was some water damage and some fire damage. They are blessed that they are safe and they didn’t lose the house.

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Shirley Leslie’s daughter Sue Lynn McPeters passed away after a long illness on Monday, Feb. 1, at her home in Toney, Alabama. She was buried on Thursday at Old Prospect Cemetery. Shirley, who is 97, made the remark, “No one should go before her parents.” My sympathy is with you and yours, Shirley.

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Rodger and Joy Horton’s son Matthew has the COVID virus and pneumonia. Rodger Horton Jr. of Washington, IL, is recuperating from eye surgery and has to have two more surgeries. They are currently having another ice storm.

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My daughter-in-law, Cindy Cameron of Arab, celebrated her birthday on Jan. 15.

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Nancy McCoy broke her left foot in 3 places, when a vacuum cleaner fell on it. She is having to wear 2 boots.

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Frances Wrenn’s grandson Andrew Wrenn celebrated his 18th birthday on the 27th of December. Andrew is a senior at Dar and the son of Daniel and Telah Wrenn.

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Judy D. Sims had visitors, her great grandchild Brylee Bell and her granddaughter Kinsley Sims spent 2 nights with her. She said they wore her out playing Monopoly. Another day, her grandchildren Addy and Kai Bell spent the day with her.

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Judy D. Sims had a visit from her granddaughter, Kelsey Bell and her children Brylee, Addy and Kai Bell.

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Shirley Leslie of Bakers Chapel Road spent Thanksgiving with her daughter, Sue Lynn and Jimmy McPeters of Toney, Alabama.

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Kate & Lewis Stewart ate their Thanksgiving meal across the street at the home of their daughter and her husband, Patricia and John Mize. Kate said they had room for more. Kate did most of the cooking and then carried the food to Patricia’s. They fed several family members and friends. K…

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Charles and Rita Graham and their families celebrated Thanksgiving on Sunday, November 22. I hear they had a good crowd and lots of food.

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Rodger Horton made a trip to the Farmers Market on Saturday and bought fresh turnips, turnip greens, kale and cabbage. That makes me hungry just thinking about some good Southern cooking.

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Kay Anderton is doing some better after having a heart procedure at Huntsville Hospital.

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Kay Anderton’s daughter, Becky Thompson, who lives in Theodore, Ala., has Legionnaire’s disease. Kay talks to her often.

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Judy D. Sims had a few visitors at her house on Friday, Oct. 23. Her son Greg Sims stayed awhile. Her great-grandchildren Brylee and Addy Bell along with Judy’s neighbor Milyea Edwards had a great time playing and riding their bikes.

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Lewis and Bobby Stewart, Marty Ann Bundy and Loyce Winton made a trip to see Loyce’s sisters, Joyce Hobbs and Alveda Rhymer, in Altamont, Tennessee. Alveda had her 90th birthday in August. The group took food and the Tennessee folks had food, so they enjoyed a good lunch.

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Most of Lewis and Kate Stewart’s family went out to eat together to celebrate Lewis’ 84th birthday. Those attending were Lewis and Kate Stewart, Stanley and Jennifer Stewart, Patricia and John Mize, Shawn and Danielle Cryar, Martha Ann Bundy, Chris, Cole and Cara Stewart, Tyler Davidson and …

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Joy Horton had her gallbladder removed last week and is feeling much better. She didn’t even have to stay in the hospital overnight.

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Deborah Moore spent some time in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, with her granddaughter, Mikayla Meeks. Her grandson, Brenton Meeks, took her and brought her home.

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Elizabeth Jeffers and her husband Jeff of Taylorsville, Kentucky, are back in Grant, visiting friends and relatives and winterizing their home that Elizabeth inherited from her parents. She calls me when she can. I enjoy her visits by phone or in person.

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Deborah Moore of Lewis Mountain fell on the 16th and was on the floor an hour before she could get help. She is bruised but improving. Her grandson Brenton Meeks is taking classes online at Wallace.

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Kay Anderton’s daughter, Becky Thompson, who lives in Theodore, Alabama, is not well at this writing. Kay talks to her by phone regularly.

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Rodger & Joy Horton of Burroughs Drive are enjoying vegetables out of their late garden. They were not able to get the garden in early because of the rain and Rodger’s health.

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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.