Football season is in full swing. It looks like all of our area football teams are doing well this year. The cooler weather definitely has decided to stay for awhile. Before we know it, the leaves will be turning and falling to the ground. Its almost time to get out those Halloween decorations. QUOTE OF THE WEEK Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn. -- Elizabeth Lawrence BIRTHDAYS Happy belated birthday to my daddy, Matt Hatfield, of Madison, on July 17. I love you daddy, from Hope. Happy belated birthday to Warnie Gene White, of Lick Creek, on Sept. 13. Joshua Fuller, of Wharton, celebrated his birthday on Sept 14. Happy birthday to Lawrence Lusk, of Van, on Sept. 16. Happy birthday to Tyla Shipman, of James Creek, on Sept. 17. Happy birthday to Lena Mae Baire, of Bandytown, on Sept. 17. Chris Curry, of Barrett, will celebrate his birthday on Sept. 17. Birthday wishes go out to Chuckie Workman, of James Creek, on Sept. 17. Happy birthday to Jack Meadows, of Wharton, on Sept. 18. Happy birthday to Montana Lovejoy, of Twilight, on Sept. 18. Brandi Osborne, of Van, will celebrate her birthday on Sept. 19. Happy birthday to Mandi Ball, of Van, on Sept. 20. Brent Stevenson will celebrate his birthday on Sept. 23. ANNIVERSARY Happy 65th anniversary to Kenneth and Marie Bennett, from Kenny Bennett. Norman and Lisa Moore, of Wharton, will celebrate their anniversary on Sept. 17. Emil and Joan McDorman, of Barrett, will celebrate their anniversary on Sept. 23. GET WELL Get well wishes go out to the following: Daniel Green, of Barrett, who had a heart catheter. Randi West, of Barrett, who injured her ankle. Corey Agosti, of Bob White, who broke his thumb. SYMPATHY Condolences go out to the family of Elisabeth Ann Sharp, 38, of Wharton, who died on Aug. 31. Deepest sympathy wishes go out to the family of Betty Ann Nelson Burns Workman, 80, who died on Sept. 5 at Boone Memorial Hospital in Madison. Condolences go out to the family of Eva Snyder, 88, of Van, who died on Sept. 5. CONGRATULATIONS Congratulations to Jason and Brandy Conrad, of Madison, on the birth of their son, Eyan. He was born on Sept. 10, weighing 6 pounds and measuring 19 inches. Congratulations to Nick Bias, who finished 18th in the annual Charleston Distance Run. He ran the 15-mile course in 1 hour, 34 minutes. Great job, Nick! CHURCH NEWS Browns Branch Freewill Baptist Church will have singing and preaching by Johnny Adkins on Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome. The Star of Bethlehem Freewill Baptist Church at Twilight and its pastor, Rev. Melvin Messer, invite everyone to attend their services Sunday mornings at 10:30, Sunday evenings at 7 and Wednesday evenings at 7. Children's Church is held each Wednesday. The church will have dinner at noon and afternoon service at 2 on the second Sunday of each month. Ricky Bailey drives the church van throughout the community. Anyone who wants a ride to and from church services should call Bailey at 245-8493. If you have information you want to share, please send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 467 James Branch Road, Wharton, WV 25208. You also can call me at 304-247-6917. If I am not home, please leave a message. I need your information by 5 p.m. on Thursdays. This column needs all of you to keep it full of information. Until next week, take care.