Remember the Adopt-A-Spot spring cleanup that is scheduled for April 4 in the Nellis area beginning at 10 a.m.
A special thanks to William Holstine and Jackie Williams, both of Ashford, for the four display cases they recently donated to the Historic Nellis Church/Archives; Charles Tilson, of Middleburg, Fla., for the coal miner statue made from coal he donated; and Elouise Hutchison, of Elkview, for the money she donated. Charles and Elouise Hutchison are retired Boone County teachers who taught at Ashford-Rumble Elementary School.
The book, "Boone County Cemeteries of West Virginia, Volume XI," is available at the Boone-Madison Library for $15 each. It can be mailed at a cost of $19 each. The book has information on the following cemeteries: Barker at White Oak; Barker Family at Epling Hollow; Courtney at Lick Creek; Cummings at Epling Hollow; G.W. Estep, Oliver Estep and Estep, all at Ridgeview; Gillispie at Alum Creek; Gillispie at Emmons; Holstein at Dartmont; Kinder at Costa; Morris at White Oak; Morris at Grippe; Perry Family, Stone Family and Snodgrass Family, all at Rumble; Rumble Baptist Church; two Turleys at Ridgeview; and Walker at Nellis. A map also is included.
Kevin Bowes, of Costa, is having some serious health problems. Pray that Kevin gets good results on his upcoming medical tests.
Get well wishes to Pat Scarlett, of Nellis, who has been in the hospital. We hope Pat soon will be well.
Donald Hiles, of Nellis, has been on the sick list. Remember Don in your prayers.
Deanna Barnette, of Ashford, has been having medical problems with her foot. Get well wishes go to Deanna.
Happy 47th anniversary to Jerry and Jean Graley, of Emmons, on April 5.
Matt and Ann Wilkenson, of Emmons, will celebrate their anniversary April 3. They are the parents of a daughter, Faith Ann.
Bob and Pam Deickman, of Toledo, Ohio, will celebrate their 33rd anniversary April 2. They are the parents of one daughter, Dawn. Pam is the daughter of Maggie Gunnoe, also of Toledo.
Happy anniversary wishes to Rick and Drema Woodrum, of Rock Creek, who will celebrate another year together April 4. They are the parents of two sons, Rickey and Nickey.
Happy 10th anniversary to Chris and April Bowles, of Racine, who will celebrate April 5.
Happy anniversary to Eddie and Sheila Mooney, of Ashford, who will celebrate their 26th year together April 1.
Happy anniversary to Mike and Lynn Dangerfield, of Nellis, who will celebrate their 12th year together April 5.
Johnny and Frances Linville, of Hernshaw, will celebrate their 62nd wedding anniversary April 1. The Linvilles are formerly of the Ashford area.
Happy anniversary to Chuck and Karen Dunfee, who will celebrate their 32nd year together April 5.
Happy fifth birthday to Jack Mikolas, son of Dan and Dawn Mikolas, of Martin, Ohio, on April 1. He is the grandson of Bob and Pam Dieckman and the great-grandson of Maggie Gunnoe, all of Toledo, Ohio.
Happy birthday to Billy Cantley, who will celebrate April 5, from all of your friends in the Nellis area.
Chase Nelson will celebrate his 17th birthday April 3. Happy birthday, Chase!
Roy Williams, of Ashford, will celebrate his birthday April 5. Have a good one, Roy!
Happy 14th birthday to "Little" Shawn Turley on April 7.
Wayne Perdue, of Alum Creek, will celebrate another birthday April 4.
Belated happy birthday wishes to Marianna Kiel, who celebrated March 4. She is the third-grade teacher at Nellis Elementary School.
Bobby Tackett II, of Spurlocksville, will celebrate his eighth birthday April 4. He is the son of Virgil and Taina Tackett and has a younger brother, Jesse Lee. Happy birthday from family and friends.
Nellie Barker, of Ashford, will celebrate her birthday April 7. Nellie has two sisters, Mae and Ruth. Happy birthday from your friends who love you.
Samuel Kirk will celebrate his birthday April 5.
Happy fourth birthday to Destanie Reagan on April 1. She is the daughter of Michael and Terri Reagan, of Costa, and has two brothers, Shawn and Landon, and one sister, Emily.
Happy 21st birthday to Mark Foster on April 5, with love from your family.
Happy seventh birthday to Benjamin Neal, son of Donnie and Bobbie Neal, on April 4. He has one brother, Andrew, and two sisters, Julia Caroline and Hannah Ruth.
Samantha Brooke Parsons, of Ashford, will celebrate her birthday April 6. She is the daughter of Roger and Alicia Parsons.
Landon Shawn Casto will celebrate his third birthday April 4. He is the son of Shawn and Tracy Casto, of Drawdy.
Happy eighth birthday to Hannah Brooke and Mary Beth Barker on April 6. They are the twin daughters of Brundy and Shannon Barker.
Kris Marcum Adkins, of Nellis, will celebrate her 38th birthday April 3. She is the daughter of Pauline and the late Tom Marcum.
Happy birthday wishes to a special granddaughter, Genna Harold, of Ashford, who will be 19 on April 7, from Mamaw and Papaw, who love you.
Happy birthday to Sonny Payne, of South Charleston, formerly of Ashford, on April 4.
Birthday wishes to Ronda Barker Thompson, of Goodlettsville, Tenn., formerly of Costa, who will be 38 on April 3.
Happy birthday to Diane Barker on April 4.
Happy birthday wishes to Bob Hill, of Alum Creek, who will celebrate April 1.
Happy birthday wishes to Timmy Dolin, of Camp Creek, who will be 15 on April 6.
Happy 53rd birthday to Ricky Williams, of Ashford, on April 1.
Johnny Blackburn, of Greenwood, Ind., will celebrate another birthday April 7.
Happy birthday to Chelsea Paige Belcher on April 1, from Mamaw and Papaw.
Happy fourth birthday to Madison Marie Lutsy, daughter of David and Cristi Lutsy, on April 4, from Uncle Bob and Aunt Evelyn and Mommy and Daddy, who love you.
That's all for this week. Don't forget to call me at 304-836-5379 or write me at P.O. 102, Nellis, WV 25142 with any news you want to share. You also can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is 6 p.m. on Thursday.
Take care until next time.