Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces.The holiday, which is observed every year on the last Monday of May. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries.
The Memoral Day service at the Old Westfield School will be on May 29 at noon.
The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine proudly announces that Kelsey Kapolka will receive the degree Doctor of Medicine. The Honors Day Ceremony for the graduating class of 2016 will be Saturday, May 28. Kelsey’s parents are Debbie and Jeff Kapolka. Kelsey’s grandmother’s are Martha Moorefield and Helen Kapolka.
Congratulations to Jacob Burwell! Jacob graduated from Salem Baptist Christian School Friday, May 20. Jacob will be attending The William States Lee College of Engineering in the fall. Jacob is the son of Kim and Becky Burwell. His grandmother is Mycleta Burwell.
The 1971 graduating class of East Surry High School held there class reunion last Saturday night. What a wonderful time it was!
Exciting news from Stoney Ridge! This year’s Vacation Bible School, “Submerged,” is coming on Saturday, June 18. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. This VBS is to encourage children to dive deeply into a new life through Jesus Christ. Our one-day program features great music, led by Katie Vestal, and entertaining, Christ-centered videos. The videos will capture the imagination of our guests. Fun activities will teach important lessons from the Bible. Make plans now to bring your children and/or grandchildren to VBS and enjoy our annual cook-out after the VBS.
Westfiled Baptist Church VBS Is June 20 through 24 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Kids Camp will be at the church July 18 through 21 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Dana Hunt Leaders Save Lives blood drive will be held at Westfield Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, Friday, June 3, from 1:30 to 6 p.m. For more information and your appointment time, call 434-579-8461. Bring your photo ID.
Congratulations to Denise and Jeff Yarborough on their wedding day, Saturday, May 21. The beautiful wedding was held at Francisco Presbyterian Church with The Rev. Terry Collins officiating.
Sherri and Tim Hutchens are celebrating their 28 th wedding anniversary On May 27. Happy Anniversary to you two.
Happy Anniversary to Bristol and Thomas Newman. Six wonderful years they have celebrated.
Jeff and Wendy Cartwright will celebrate a wedding anniversary on June 1. Happy Anniversary.
Mary Nunn was given a surprise 70th birthday party Saturday, May 21 by family and friends.
Happy Birthday to: Mike Lawson, Patricia Simmons, Katie J. Wooten, Angie Nunn, Hugh Covington, Danny Martin, Leslie Spencer, Tina Collins, Amy H. Martin, Courtney Wall, Sheila Simmons, Lora Jean Thompson, Jean Fleshman, Brad Jessup, Barbara Lowe and Lois Tilley
Prayers for: Kay Pell, Sandra M. Barker, Elizabeth Smith, Fronia Gravley, Peggy Manuel, Elsie Cartwright, Roger Stevens, Carol Bowman, Scotty Marshall, Peggy Beck, Tammy Ayers, Marion Vaden, Karen Carpenter, Betty Humphries, Stephen Fagg, Gilmer Ray Jessup, RJ Love, Elva Dearmin, Ersie McIntyre, Calvin Love, Hallie Hall, Jason Blevins, Jeff Hooker, Sue Robertson, Betty Crim, Margaret Vaden, Lolene Vaden, Thelma Taylor and Elizabeth Joyce.
Sympathy goes to Billy, Glenn and the Sisk family.
Odell Alfred Sisk, age 80, of Pilot Mountain, went to his heavenly home on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Forsyth Medical Center.
He was born on October 8, 1935 in Stokes County to the late Madison Sisk and Mary Lou Dalton Sisk.
Jane Nunn may be reached at 336-351-6866.