Sympathy to the family of Fred Darby of Ashford who passed away May 23 at the age of 42.
Condolences to the family of Jason L. Kinder of Cleveland, Ohio (formerly of Ridgeview) who passed away May 20 at the age of 80.
The 29th annual Nellis-Armco reunion, combined with the 5th annual Nellis Grade School reunion, is slightly more than three weeks away. It is scheduled for Saturday, June 25, beginning at noon. The Nellis Elementary School gym has been reserved for this date. Mark your calendar and make plans to spend the afternoon with former neighbors and long-time friends. Food will be available.
Congratulations to Diana Walker of Nellis who is now manager of One Stop (formerly E-Mart) at Ashford.
H.L. Baldwin, wife Donna, and son Jeff, of Oakland, Neb., recently visited the Historic Nellis Church/Archives. They enjoyed seeing, for the first time, the original church bell installed on the beautiful granite base funded by Mr. Baldwin. A brass plaque is placed on the base in honor of his grandparents, A.J. and Ella Baldwin.
The family descendants of Jess and Clayte Estep will gather Saturday, July 16 at the Senior Citizens Building at Racine Park for their annual family reunion. All family members, relatives and friends are invited to bring a covered dish and join everyone at noon for an afternoon of fun, food and fellowship.
A note of death in the B.A.R.N. column on May 18 should have read: Jimmy Adkins of Kirby. He was the husband of Nancy Berry Adkins. Their last name was misspelled and listed as Atkins.
Cody Adkins, son of Randy and Janie Adkins of Costa, came up with an idea of how the Sherman High School graduation could be seen and enjoyed by everyone. Cody figured out how to hook up a camera to a computer and created a web-cast of the graduation. Good job, Cody, everyone appreciates your great idea! Cody plans to study computer science at WVU Tech in the fall.
Bob and Wanda Kincaid of Nellis will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary June 1. Happy anniversary.
Happy anniversary wishes to Kermit and Rose Harless of Nellis who will celebrate their 48th anniversary June 6. They are the parents of three children, Rick of Costa, and Steve and Sandra of Nellis. They also have four grandchildren, Jessica, Brittany, Ritchie and Chelsea, and one great-grandson, Austin.
Happy 20th anniversary to Jeff and Shelia Cooper of Ashford who celebrated May 25. They have four children, Kevin, Jeffrey, Travis and Katie, and one granddaughter, Kelsie.
Happy anniversary to Almon Fred and Shirley Giles who celebrate their 64th on June 6.
Happy 4th anniversary to Jon and Jessica Evans Rach on June 2. They are the parents of a son, Austin
Happy 3rd wedding anniversary to Jeremy and Hannah Graley Hudnall of Ashford on June 7. They are the parents of a daughter, Cayleigh Addison, and a son, Maddox.
Continued get well wishes and prayers to Lucille Baldwin of Nellis who remains on the sick list.
Happy birthday to Mary Ann Kinder of Costa who will be 48 June 1.
Happy 11th birthday to Dana Olivia Nelson on June 7.
Carol Bowles Starling of Ashford celebrates her birthday June 4. Happy birthday from Bill, Mark, Angie, Hannah, Holly and all your family.
Birthday wishes go to Jimmy Graley who will be 37 years old on June 6. He is the son of Ernie and Diane Graley of Nellis. Jimmy has two sisters, Renee and Carrie.
Happy 66th birthday to Jean Graley of Emmons on June 5.
Belated happy birthday wishes to Anna Gaye Lambert, formerly of Nellis, who celebrated May 23.
Katie Halstead of Comfort celebrates her 15th birthday June 3. Happy birthday!
Happy birthday wishes to Eric Kinder, son of Dola and the late Ray Kinder, who celebrates June 6.
Happy 3rd birthday to Thomas James Norris, son of Jeff and Misti Norris of Old Hickory, Tenn., on June 5. He has an older sister, Karlie. Grandparents are Ronnie and Carol Thompson of Seth, and Wilma Norris of Madison, Tenn.
Happy birthday to Ronald Barrick of Ridgeview who celebrates his 60th birthday June 3.
Happy birthday to Alice Holstein of Ashford on June 4.
Jessica Keenan of Flowery Branch, Ga. celebrates her 19th birthday June 5. Jessica is the granddaughter of JoAnn and the late Jack Keenan of Pinellas Park, Fla.
Happy 16th birthday to Julie Ward.
Beulah Baker of Hampton, Va. (formerly of Racine) celebrates her 77th birthday June 1.
Happy birthday to Bobby Graley of Ashford who celebrates June 5.
Happy 6th birthday to Alex Benjamin Perdue, son of Ben and Dema Perdue of Ashford, on June 2.
Happy birthday to Misti Pennington, daughter of Danny and Kay Kinder of Emmons, who will be 34 June 1. We wish her many more.
Happy 2nd birthday to Daniel Edison Helmick, son of Paul and Kris Helmick, on June 5. Grandparents are Rick and Sue Peros of Ridgeview.
Jenny Linville of Camp Creek celebrates her birthday June 1. Happy birthday, Jenny!
Jennifer Kinder of Weirton will celebrate her birthday June 3. Jennifer is the granddaughter of Sonny and Alice Kinder of Nellis.
Angel Turley celebrates her birthday June 1.
Dana Turlington celebrates her 28th birthday June 2. She is the granddaughter of Beulah Baker of Hampton, Va.
Tom Evans of Logan, Ohio celebrates another birthday June 1.
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 would like to share. You may also e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is 6 p.m. Wednesday. Take care until next time.