I received a phone call the past week from a childhood schoolmate at Brush Creek Grade School. Sue Kinder and I lived at Ridgeview and our teachers at school were Hattie Tagliente, Tommy Hanger, Smokey Barker and Glenna Eastep and Willis Elkins. Sue moved to Carlsbad, New Mexico in 1959, where she resides today. She is a former school teacher and is now enjoying her retirement. I was very pleased to have made contact with Sue after all these years.
Sympathy to the family of Kenneth Hill of Laurens, S.C. who passed away August 20. Kenneth, and brothers Gary and Sterling, lived at John’s Hollow and attended Nellis Grade School in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
Thanks to Emil Bryant for the nice compliment on the B.A.R.N. column. Emil, formerly of Ridgeview, now resides in Kerrville, Tex. Emil says he is a faithful reader of the Coal Valley News.
Jimmy “J.D.” Hager of Nellis recently bagged a whopping 12-point buck in Elkview. Congratulations, J.D.!
Sue Pauley Barker of Nellis says this is a good recipe for the holiday season. Thanks, Sue, for sharing.
1 1/2 cups plain flour
1 cup butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans or chopped peanuts
Mix all the above ingredients together and press into a pizza pan. Bake at 400F degrees for 15 minutes. Let cool for 30 to 45 minutes.
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
3/4 cups powdered sugar
1 8-oz. container whipped topping, thawed
Mix softened cream cheese and powdered sugar. Fold in the whipped topping to the above mixture. Spread this mixture over the cooled pizza crust.
4 cups sliced fresh strawberries (save a few to put on top)
1 3-oz. pkg. strawberry gelatin
1 cup water or strawberry juice
1/2 cup sugar
dash of salt
4 tablespoons cornstarch
Mix gelatin, sugar, salt and 1/2 cup water or strawberry juice. Dissolve cornstarch and other 1/2 cup of water or juice. Stir in gelatin mixture. Cook until thickened and add strawberries. Let cool. Spread on top of the cheese layer. Top with fresh, sliced strawberries. Makes 10-12 servings.
Get well wishes to Robbie Lutsy of Chesapeake who is now home from the hospital after having pneumonia.
Pam Null of Nellis has been in the hospital. Get well wishes from your friends.
Happy birthday to Maggie Gunnoe of Toledo, Ohio on Dec. 11 from all your family.
Happy 5th birthday to Emmalee Rae Laws, daughter of Jeff and Dawn Laws of Nellis, on Dec. 10. She has an older brother, Tyler, and sister, Kaylee.
Happy birthday to Cartha Bush Smith of Wooster, Ohio who celebrates Dec. 11.
Happy 9th birthday to Ivy Lynn Barker, daughter of Kenny and Tonya Barker of Ashford, on Dec. 12.
Richard Gene Adkins of Seth celebrated Nov. 30. Belated happy birthday wishes to Richard from family and friends.
Ronald Thomas Baker of Hampton, Va. celebrates his 16th birthday Dec. 10. He is the grandson of Beulah Baker.
Happy 8th birthday to Luke Barker, son of Mark and Vanessa Barker, on Dec. 12.
Happy birthday to Donna Nelson of Costa who celebrates Dec. 10.
Happy 49th birthday to Matt Kinder of Ridgeview Dec. 11.
Belated happy birthday wishes to Nicky Hager of Seth who turned 53 Nov. 17.
Happy 47th birthday to David Mooney on Dec. 19 from his wife Fay. David resides in North Carolina.
Happy 20th birthday to Logan Shammbaugh on Dec. 10. Logan is the son of David and Faith Dangerfield and the grandson of David and Gale Dangerfield of Ashford.
Happy birthday to Cindy Blair of Charleston on Dec. 12.
Happy birthday to Lyntoy Keonacorn in Texas on Dec. 11. Lyntoy is the granddaughter of Beulah Baker.
Happy 42nd birthday to Mike Cooper on Dec. 8.
Birthday wishes go to Edra Kirk of Seth on Dec. 12 from family and friends.
Happy birthday to Carol Lea Perdue of Ashford on Dec. 14.
Happy birthday to Jennifer Lynn Seago who will be 33 years old Dec. 12.
Happy birthday to Tony Ward of Ridgeview on Dec. 10.
Ashley Dangerfield of Nellis celebrates her 15th birthday Dec. 13. Ashley is the daughter of Mike and Lynn Dangerfield. Happy birthday from Papaw David and Mamaw Gale.
Birthday wishes go to Shilla Laws of Nellis on Dec. 10 from all your friends and neighbors.
Happy birthday to Doris Adkins of Seth on Dec. 12 from your family.
Happy birthday to Rick Kirk of Ashford who celebrates another birthday Dec. 8.
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 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.