Descendants of Fern Griffin Taylor and friends will host annual family reunion May 27

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 17, 2007

The LHS class of 1949 met at The Chicken Shack private dining room on Saturday, April 28, 2007.

This group of classmates meets every year.

However, a special meeting is being planned for everyone who can meet the 3rd Tuesday in October, 2007, on the 16th at Barnhill's in Troy, Ala.

Everyone missed Larry Cauthen, due to his wife not being well.

Malcom Pullen acted as spokesman.

He read the names of the deceased classmates.

Jane Taylor Byrd read the 23rd Psalm.

Malcom read a few old jokes that had everyone smiling and laughing.

Malcom said the blessing for the meal.

After the meal, everyone enjoyed fellowship.

The next reunion will be held on the last Saturday in April, 2008.

Edna Norsworthy was a guest of Doyle and Sue Taylor.

Jules and Jane Davis were the teachers who attended.

After the reunion was ended, several of the classmates gathered at the Rutledge Inn with Leroy and Ann Leddon of Fort Worth, Texas, for further reminiscing.

Others attending were: Helen McLeod Armstrong, Jane Bryan Emert, Myra Curtis Forman, Gaynell Holladay Young, Helen Dorman Collier & George, Austin & Sallilee Griffin, Charles Hamil, Haywood McGough & Charlotte Smith, James & Bobbie Milton, Ima Killough Powell & Roger, Gene Byrd, Joyce Sanders Woodham & Ben, Mary Susan Slaughter Borom, Harry & Mildred Thomas, Maurine Mount Stein, Calvin Warren & Sybil Harrison, James Henry & Jennie King, and Bernice Dawkins & Raley.

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The South Luverne Baptist Women on Missions met Tuesday, May 8th with 8 members present.

Doris Rogers gave a short devotion on Christians being a light in a world of darkness.

She also presented a program, &#8220If I Grow Up.” The story was about ministering to children who live in a world of abuse, murder and assault.

The children have no hope of growing up.

Christians need to be more alert and aware of children in these situations, and be able to minister to them and their families.

Betty Tomberlin gave the prayer calendar.

The group assembled 23 care packages of personal items for the Pink Ladies to give out as needed to patients at Crenshaw Community Hospital.

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Reminder . . . The descendants of Fern Griffin Taylor and friends will meet for their Annual Family Reunion on Sunday, May 27, 2007, at the Mt. Ida United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.

The doors will be open by 10:00 a.m., so come early and bring a basket lunch that will be served at noon.

For more information or directions, call Doyle Taylor at (334) 388-5867.

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Attention Senior Citizens . . . It's that time of year again when low income elderly citizens who qualify may sign up for free coupons to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs.

The distribution schedules will be held at Luverne Multipurpose Senior Center on June 18th & 20th, Brantley Senior Center on June 19th, and Bradleyton/Helicon Multipurpose Senior Center on June 22nd.

The coupon books will be on a first come, first served basis, one booklet per person.

No proxies allowed!

Proof of eligibility is required.

Individuals must be 60 years of age or older.

For more information, you may call Brunese Thomas at (334) 335-6712 between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.

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The 1947 LHS classmate Lunch Bunch met at the Chicken Shack for their May luncheon on Thursday, May 10th at 11:00 a.m.

Margaret Nichols gave a treasurer's report.

She also gave a report of cards that had been sent to other classmates.

The group was proud to hear that Voncile Nichols was home and doing well following back surgery in Birmingham.

There is a lot of excitement about the upcoming 60th class reunion to be held at the Luverne Shriner's Club the first Saturday in August.

The classmate Lunch Bunch will host this covered dish luncheon.

The doors of the club will open at 10:30 a.m.

The June luncheon will be held on Thursday, June 14th at Meadowcrest Community Room with a salad luncheon.

All members are encouraged to be present and bring their favorite summer salad.

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Kids College 2007. . . The Lurleen B. Wallace Community College of Luverne has planned a great month of activities in June for all kids ages 4 – 12.

Call Laura Elliott, Kids College Coordinator, today or as soon as possible to get a list of everything that is being offered during Kids College Month.

Register through June 4th.

There is a $10.00 one-time registration fee which includes a Kids College T-shirt.

You must have your child's social security number in order to register.

Class size is limited.

(334) 335-2187 or