In a few short weeks, school will be ending for the year. Many students are much looking forward to their summer vacation.
Congratulations to PFC John Garretson, son of Galen Garretson formerly of Boone County, who was an Honor Graduate in his Initial Active Duty Training (IADT) in the New Hampshire National Guard. John is the grandson of Jean Halstead Garretson and the late Boyd Garretson.
The next Neighborhood Crime Watch meeting for the Ashford, Nellis, Costa and Ridgeview area is set for Tuesday, May 29, at the Nellis Elementary School gym, beginning at 6 p.m. Make plans to attend.
The Benjamin, George, Wilburn and Wade Kirk family reunion is scheduled for August 18 at Darmont Park. Any descendants of this family are invited to attend. Please bring a covered dish and drinks.
Thanks to Maggie Gunnoe of Oregon, Ohio for sharing this week’s recipe:
Shortcut Carrot Cake
1 (26.5-ounce) package cinnamon streusel coffee cake mix, streusel and glaze packets reserved
3 large eggs
1 1/4 cups water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 large carrots, peeled and finely grated
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans, toasted and divided
1 cup flaked coconut
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 (16-ounce) containers cream cheese frosting
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 3 (8-inch) round cake pans. Line with parchment paper or wax paper. Combine cake mix and streusel packet in a mixing bowl. Add eggs, water, and oil; beat at medium speed with an electric beater 2 minutes. Stir in carrots, 1/2 cup pecans, and coconut. Pour batter evenly into prepared pans. Bake 20 to 22 minutes. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. Invert pans onto racks; remove pans and paper. Stir together glaze packet and orange juice; brush over warm cake layers. Cool completely. Spread frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake. Sprinkle sides of cake with remaining 1 cup pecans. Chill at least 2 hours.
Happy 3rd wedding anniversary to Dr. Luke and Bobbi Rae Hutchison Martin of South Charleston who celebrate May 9. Bobbi is the daughter of Tom and JoAnna Hutchison of Elkview and Luke is the son of Linda Martin and Julian Martin, both of Charleston.
Happy 16th anniversary to Mark and Angela Kirk of St Albans on May 12. They have two daughters, Hannah Grace and Holly Catherine.
Happy anniversary to Ronald and Doris Rust Griffith who celebrate their 60th year together May 13. Also, Ronald wishes his wife a happy birthday and a happy Mother’s Day.
Happy 7th wedding anniversary to Marshall and Kendra Capps of Ridgeview on May 14. They are the parents of a daughter, Hailey Grace.
Happy anniversary wishes go to Berthel “June Bug” and Cheryl Pauley of Nellis who will celebrate their 28th anniversary May 11.
Happy 2nd wedding anniversary David and Courtney Walker of Nellis who celebrate May 15.
Happy 46th anniversary to Bob and Kay Tackett of Costa on May 13. They are the parents of four children, daughters Bobbie Jean and Tonya Sue of Indiana, Jenny of Costa; and son Virgil James of Charleston.
Get well wishes to Holly McCallister of Ridgeview who has been in the hospital.
Happy 7th birthday to Brody Jackson Thompson, son of Mark and Ronda Thompson of Goodlettsville, Tenn. on May 10. Brody is the grandson of Ronnie and Carol Thompson of Seth, Joyce Barker of Hometown, and Rodney Barker of Morganfield, Ky. Brody has a younger sister, Alana Kathryn.
Larry Ross Jr. of Ridgeview celebrates his birthday May 10.
Happy birthday to Mike Laws on May 10.
Paul Baker celebrates his birthday May 9. Happy birthday from your mom, Beulah Baker.
Happy birthday wishes to Ciera Paige Ramsey who celebrates her 13th birthday May 10.
Happy birthday wishes to Juanita Armstrong of Ashford, who celebrates her 76th birthday May 9, from children and friends.
Happy birthday wishes go to Nancy Turley of Ridgeview who celebrates May 15.
Happy 86th birthday wishes to Johnny Linville of Hernshaw on May 10 from your children and friends.
Happy birthday to Kari Wagoner who celebrates number 30 May 10, and to her brother, Jeremy Wagoner, who will be 32 May 11.
Happy birthday to Jamie Banks of Ashford who will be 28 years old May 10.
Happy Birthday to Annastacia Carol Kathryn Kirk who will be 19 years old May 14.
Happy birthday wishes to Twila Dolin of Foster on May 15.
Happy birthday to Dakota Dotson of Nellis on May 13 from mamaw and papaw.
Jimmy May celebrates his birthday May 14. Happy birthday, Jim.
Happy birthday to David Cooper of Ashford who will be 65 May 11.
Melissa Dolin, daughter of Jack and Teresa Dolin of Nellis, celebrates her 32nd birthday May 15.
Dustin Gillispie, son of Tony and Gail Gillispie of Nellis, celebrates his 22nd birthday May 10. Happy birthday, Dustin!
Isaiah Steven Hunter Holstein will celebrate his 2nd birthday May 10. Happy birthday from Mommy Holly, Mamaw Belinda, and Great-grandmaw Betty.
Happy 34th birthday to Misty Bias of Ridgeview on May 13.
Celebrating his 65th birthday May 12 is Eddie Gaunch of Charleston.
Happy birthday to James Totten of Grants, N.M., who celebrates May 12, from all your relatives and friends in West Virginia.
Happy birthday to my husband, Tom McComas, who celebrates May 11.
Peter Barker celebrates his 18th birthday May 12 and Owen Barker celebrates his 21st birthday May 16. Happy birthday, guys.
Skyler Beth Pauley of Ashford celebrates her 18th birthday May 11.
Happy birthday to Tina Williams of Belva who celebrates May 9.
Happy birthday to Karen Dunfee of Ashford on May 11.
Happy birthday to Chuck Kinder of Nellis on May 12.
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. on Wednesday. Take care until next time.