The next Neighborhood Crime Watch meeting will be Tuesday, July 31, at the Nellis Church/Archives building, at 6:00 p.m. Make plans to attend.
It was nice meeting Harriet Bowles of Grimesland, N. C. who has been visiting the past week with her grandparents, Teddy and Libby Bowles of Ashford, and other relatives and friends in the area.
Sympathy to the family of Doris Kirk of Ashford who passed away July 12 at
the age of 84. Doris will be sadly missed by all her family and many friends.
Beverly Hamilton of Collbran, Col. shares one of her favorite recipes this week:
Roasted Mashed Potatoes
6 red potatoes (about 2 1/2 pounds total), cut into 1-inch chunks
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 onions, thinly sliced
1 (7-ounce) jar roasted red peppers, drained and chopped
1 tomato, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 cup milk
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Place potatoes in a large soup pot and add just enough water to cover potatoes. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat 20 to 25 minutes, or until tender.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat and sauté onions 4 to 5 minutes, or until tender. Add roasted peppers, tomato, garlic, sugar, and Italian seasoning; sauté 5 minutes then set aside. Drain potatoes and place in a large bowl. Add milk, butter, Parmesan cheese, salt, and black pepper. Beat with an electric beater on medium speed 2 to 3 minutes, or until smooth. Add onion mixture to potatoes and stir until well blended. Serve immediately.
Happy anniversary to Bobby and Diane Barker, formerly of Ashford, on July 27. They are the parents of three children, Barry, Cindy and Brundy.
Mitch and Debbie Woodrum of Ashford celebrate their 27th wedding anniversary July 27. They have two children.
Happy anniversary to Chris and Donna McComas of South Charleston who celebrate their 22nd year together July 29. They are the parents of two children.
Happy 20th wedding anniversary to Brian and Judy Buskirk of Nellis on July 25. They are the parents of two daughters, Breanna and Alexyss.
Happy 14th anniversary to Sean and Donna Perdue Bowles of Ashford on July 25.
Happy 3rd wedding anniversary to Christopher and Sarah Drain Bodnar of Toledo, Ohio who celebrate July 25. Sarah is the granddaughter of Maggie Gunnoe, also of Toledo.
Happy birthday wishes to Michelle Harless of Nellis who celebrates her 30th birthday July 28. Michelle is the daughter of Juie and Kim Smith of Ashford.
Happy birthday to Randy “Bo” Barker of Ashford on July 31.
Happy birthday to Tammy Hammond of Ashford on July 31 from Mom and Dad.
Happy birthday to Whitney Renee Barker on July 29.
Happy birthday to Breannah Pauley who celebrates her 9th birthday July 28from nana Pat.
Happy 40th birthday to Angie Smith Blaylock of Nellis on July 31.
Happy 20th birthday to Debra Louise Hager and David Walter Hager who celebrate July 29.
Ernie Graley of Nellis has another birthday July 28. Happy birthday and we wish him many more.
Happy belated birthday wishes to Lou Estep of White Oak on July 17.
Crystal Brooke Sharp celebrates her 22nd birthday July 28.
Happy 49th birthday to Karen Vrooman of Toledo, Ohio on July 30. She is the daughter of Maggie Gunnoe, also of Toledo.
Happy 32nd birthday to Ben Nelson on July 30. He is the son of Mitch and Sarah Nelson of Nellis.
Birthday wishes go out to Bryce Mooney, who will be 3 July 27, and happy belated birthday to Brayden John Mooney of Ashford who turned 6 years old on July 19,
from Mamaw Linda and Papaw Roger.
Happy 18th birthday to Brendan Barrick on July 30.
Rick Caruthers of Cross Lanes, son of Richard and Doris Caruthers of Ashford, celebrates his birthday July 29. His wife Shelly celebrates July 26. Happy birthday.
Happy 37th birthday to Jerry “Boodle” Pauley on July 28.
Happy birthday to Mickey Joe Jones who celebrates his birthday July 27.
Roger Stewart of Ashford turned 60 July 16. Belated happy birthday wishes from your favorite sister.
Davy Bowles of Foster celebrates his 31st birthday July 27. He is the son of David and Janet Bowles.
Happy birthday to Drema Woodrum of Rock Creek on July 27.
Happy birthday to Timmy Hager of Nellis on July 28. He is the son of Timmy and Rebecca Hager of Drawdy, who wish you a very happy birthday and love you very much.
Michael McCormick celebrates his birthday July 25. Happy birthday with love from your mother, Arlene.
Happy 18th birthday to Teddi LeAnn, daughter of Hershel and Michelle Halstead of Costa, on July 25.
Happy 13th birthday to Bailey Wayne Kirk, son of Roy and RheAnna Kirk of Ashford, on July 25.
Happy birthday to Chris McComas of South Charleston on July 26.
Happy birthday to Missi Lovejoy who celebrates July 29.
Happy 12th birthday to Clifford Lucas Ross on July 26. He is the son of Larry Jr and Lesley Ross of Ridgeview.
Happy birthday wishes to Cody Javins of Nellis who will celebrate July 25.
Happy 5th birthday to Trent Butcher, who celebrates July 25, from Mommy and Daddy, Carrie and Marty Butcher.
That’s all for this week. Be sure to call (304)836-5379 or write P.O. Box 102, Nellis, WV 25142 with any news that you would 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.