The next Caramel Festival meeting will be 7 p.m. Thursday, June 19 at the Village Hall. They still need someone to be in charge of the Little Miss and Mister contest. If anyone would be interested in doing it please come to the next meeting.
Sandi Tumbleson Beam recently went to Paris, France, to the “Writing Research Across Borders International Conference,” where she presented a research study paper. She also attended the “International Reading Association Conference” in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she also presented her study. Her current research focuses on technology use during writing instruction with kindergarten students. Sandi is pursuing a PhD in Literacy from the University of Cincinnati and she teaches at Cincinnati Christian University. She is the daughter of Bill and Betty Ann Tumbleson and the granddaughter of Betty Hitchcock and is married to Derek Beam.
Saturday, June 14 was a beautiful day and several couples chose it as their wedding day. Kerry Shupert and Whitney Siders were married at the Winchester United Methodist Church Saturday afternoon with a reception held at the Cherry Fork Community Building. Whitney is the daughter of Slade and Donna Siders and the granddaughter of Dee and Ed Siders. Jordan Eldridge and Hannah Hoop were married at the Grooms Park near Peebles. Jordan is the son of Chris and Jaymie Eldridge and Amy and Bobby Utterback. Another marriage of interest took place in Texas. Kristyn Rhorick the oldest daughter of Scott and Cindy Gulley Rhorick of Harker Heights, Texas, was married on Saturday also. The late Earl and Mary Lee Gulley were her grandparents.
Prayers for healing are needed for Diane Lewis whose knee is doing great after her surgery but she can’t gain any strength. Also Mary Caroline Mers is going to start having home therapy for her back. Kayla Brown, the daughter of Nick and Tiffiny Cooper Brown, was taken to the hospital after she had a seizure Saturday afternoon. Her tests were clear and it may be a one time thing but keep her in your prayers.
On Saturday night I enjoyed going to see the play put on by the Arts Council at the Oliver School. They manage to come up with a new and enjoyable show every year. It’s amazing how much talent they find hidden away in Adams County. Levi Grooms was the only one I knew but he did a great job as they all did.
Sarah Knechtly, 16, the daughter of Johnny and Tina and the granddaughter of Junior and Jo Ann Knechtly and Kathy and Bill Parker, took part in the Ohio State finals of the National Barrel Horse Association on Saturday. There were 125 entries and she was one of the 50 who qualified for the finals on Sunday. She placed 6th in the Youth 2nd Division and will go to Perry, Ga,. in July for the World Barrel Horse competition. Congratulations!