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Celebrations

  • Chili cook-off

    The community of Charleston Way, which is just south of Shelbyville, had its annual homeowners association meeting at the Stratton Center, and nine residents competed in a chili cook-off, with members of Shelbyville Fire and Rescue as judges. With the Shelbyville Fire and Rescue Team Station 3 are (starting fourth from left) Chester Rice, who receives $50 for second place, Ardie Morris, who accepts for Philip Morris, third-place ($25) winner, and Cecil Goodloe, who receives $100 for first place.

  • 5 generation: Sanford

    5-generations of the Sanford family gathered recently for a photograph. Pictured are (on floor) Noel Sanford and her daughter, Abagail Sanford; (second row) Ryan Sanford, holding his daughter, Mary, Lorene Mahoney, holding her great-great grandson Gabriel Jackson, grandfather Billy Sanford; and (back row) Amber Jackson and Joyce Sanford, great-grandmother.

  • Wedding: McNeal

    Mandi and Vince McNeal were married on Oct. 17 in the garden of the Bodley Bullock House in Lexington.

    Mandi McNeal is the daughter of Dee Lisa Willard of Shelbyville and Willie Willard of Waddy.

    The groom is the son of Teresa Schmidt of Oldham County.

    Wedding music was provided by Forrest and Emily Coleman, who sang "The Love I Found in You" and "This Day." Sound was provided by Luke Wisely.

  • Scout food drive

    Members of Boy Scout Pack and Troop 270, sponsored by Shelby Christian Church, participated in the annual Scouting for Food Drive. This year they collected nearly 1,200 items of food. The food was donated to the Serenity Center.

  • Angel quilts

    Five women from the Jennie C. Benedict Circle of Shelbyville, a branch of the King's Daughters and Sons, presented 25 handmade angel quilts to Jan Antos, director, Sandy McGill, administrative assistant, and Cyndi Lewis, receptionist, of the A Loving Choice Pregnancy Center in Shelbyville. The women of the created these angel quilts with loving hands and hearts to warm and protect HIS little angels. Showing the quilts were (from left) Jean Donovan, Paula Gentry, Maria Newill, Antos, Zerilda Franz, president of the club, and Norma Beasy.

  • 50th anniversary: Rogers

    Collis and Edna Mae Rogers of Spencer County will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 7 with a party at New Hope Church, 722 Town Hill Road.

    Family and friends are welcome to attend the event, which is scheduled for 4-7 p.m.

    The Rogers are the parents of Arlene Rogers, Karen (Tony) Freeman and Renee (Eric) Langford. They have one grandchild, Abbigail Langford.

    The Rogers were wed in Tennessee and hope to spend this special day with family and friends.

  • 50th anniversary: Martin

    James and Roseanne Martin of Eminence have been married for 50 years. The couple were married on Jan. 4, 1960.

    James Martin was born in Louisville, and Roseanne Martin is from Shelbyville. Both were raised in nearby Eminence.

    She spent the early years as a homemaker while he served in the United States Marine Corps. He saw two tours in Vietnam.

    During his military career the family lived on both coasts (Camp Lejeune, N.C., and Bremerton, Wash.)