The next Neighborhood Watch meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 26, at
6 p.m. at the Nellis Church/Archives. Make plans to attend.
The 30th annual Nellis-Armco reunion, combined with the 6th annual Nellis Grade School reunion, is Saturday, June 30, beginning at noon in the Nellis Elementary School gym. Also, The Happy Valley Boys will be singing at the Historic Nellis Church/Archives at 10:30 a.m. Mark your calendar and make plans to spend the afternoon with former neighbors and long-time friends. Food will be available.
Sympathy to the family of Carol Ann Allen Harmon of Cool Ridge (formerly of Ridgeview) who passed away June 8 at the age of 65.
Condolences to the family of Bob Bradley of Costa who passed away June 12. He was 68.
Thanks to Arlene Given of Pax for sharing this recipe:
Chocolate Polka Dot Cake
1 (18.25-ounce) package devil’s food cake mix
1 cup water
1/3 cup chocolate-flavored syrup
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips, divided
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/2 cup plus ½ teaspoon vegetable shortening
4 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Coat two 9-inch round cake pans with cooking spray. In a large bowl, beat cake mix, water, chocolate syrup, oil, and eggs until well combined. Stir in 1/2 cup chocolate chips then pour batter into pans. Bake 35 to 40 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Allow to cool 10 minutes then invert onto wire racks to cool completely. In a medium bowl, beat butter, 1/2 cup vegetable shortening, confectioners’ sugar, milk, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Frost the cake. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt remaining chocolate chips and vegetable shortening , stirring constantly. Allow to cool slightly, then dip the tip of a wooden spoon handle into the melted chocolate and make chocolate polka dots at intervals around the cake. Let chocolate harden then serve, or cover loosely until ready to serve.
Happy anniversary to Chris and Terri Selbe of Costa on June 23. They are the parents of two sons, Adam and Alex.
Happy anniversary to Ron and Cindi Poe of Marion, Va. who celebrate their 9th year together June 26.
Walter and Janet McDerment of Ashford will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary June 24. Happy anniversary!
James and Charlene Williams of Creston, Ohio will celebrate their 51st wedding anniversary June 24. They are the parents of two sons and have eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren; all reside in Ohio.
Happy anniversary to Steve and Janie Belcher on June 23. They are the parents of two daughters, Hannah and Chelsea. Happy anniversary from your family.
Happy anniversary wishes to Jackie and Jo Alice Lutsy of Ashford who celebrate their 32nd wedding anniversary June 21. They have two sons, J.D. and Justin.
Happy 15th anniversary to Manny and Amy Treadway on June 21.
Happy 33rd wedding anniversary to Tony and Gail Gillispie of Nellis on June 21. They are the parents of two sons, Mark and Dustin.
Happy 4th wedding anniversary Lee and Faith Ann Wilkinson Justice on June 21.
Happy 3rd wedding anniversary to Josh and Beth Caruthers of Huntington, who celebrate June 20.
Ellhue Bowles of Ashford is now home from the hospital. Get well wishes to Ellhue.
Get well wishes to Patsy Scarlett of Nellis who has been in the hospital.
Maggie Gunnoe and son Billy Gunnoe II of Oregon, Ohio, have been visiting friends and family in the Nellis area the past week.
Happy birthday to Diane Graley of Nellis who celebrates June 25.
Happy birthday wishes to Janet Fitzsimmons of Nitro on June 23. Janet is the daughter of the late Owen and Hazel Henley of St Albans.
Happy 19th birthday to Jessica Hutchison, daughter of Art and Faye Hutchison, on June 25. She has an older brother, Jacob.
Happy birthday to Steven Chandler II who will be 25 years old June 26.
Happy birthday wishes to Phyllis Kinzer of Tampa, Fla. who celebrates June 22.
Happy 74th birthday to Dola Kinder of Nellis on June 26.
Happy birthday to Shelia Mooney of Ashford who celebrates number 50 on June 25.
Birthday wishes are sent to Misty Mitchell who celebrates June 26.
Special happy birthday wishes to Amanda Gail Hutchison of Williamsburg, Va.
who will be 25 years old June 25.
Terry Laws of Nellis celebrates another birthday June 26.
Happy 9th birthday to Heather Nicole Perdue, daughter of Don and Lisa Perdue of Ashford, on June 25.
Happy birthday to Sydney Gayle Barnett who will be 22 years old June 26.
Happy birthday wishes go to Sonny Davis in Michigan on June 22.
Happy birthday wishes to Angie Hiles of Nellis on June 23.
Happy birthday to Alan Perdue, son of Dennie and Carol Perdue of Ashford, on June 20.
Brenda Estep celebrates her birthday June 22. Happy birthday from Punkin, Mary Lou and Ethan.
Happy 12th birthday to Daniel Vanoy on June 26 from mom and stepdad, Rick and Deanna Holstein, and brother Travis Holstein, all of Ashford.
Courtney Woodrum celebrates her 24th birthday June 22. She is the daughter of David and Karen Woodrum of Parkersburg. Courtney’s grandparents are Marceline Woodrum of Camp Creek and the late Claude Woodrum and Arley and Carolyn Treadway of Ashford.
Happy 21st birthday to Kayla Bentley of Ashford, who celebrates June 20, from Shawnda, Brian and Tina.
Happy birthday wishes to Anna Cooper who will be 26 years old June 21.
Jonathan Smith, son of Wanda and Luther Smith of Nellis, celebrates his 42nd birthday June 21.
That’s all for this week. Don’t forget to call (304)836-5379 or write P.O. Box 102, Nellis, WV 25142 with any news that you’d like to share. You can also e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is 6 p.m. Wednesday. Take care until next time.