Life’s Reflections: Not So Newly Newlywed Games winners announced

Winners in two of the four rounds of the Not So New Newlywed Game at the Ansonia Legion, were from left, Austin and Amanda James from the second group and Troy and Janet Kammer from the first group of contestants. (Linda Moody photo)

ANSONIA—The Ansonia American Legion hosted its second annual Not So New Newlywed Game, with 16 couples competing this year.

Scott Fledderer emceed the game show, while Angie Minnich served as score keeper.

The game was played in four groups of four.

The top winners in each division were Troy and Janet Kammer, married 29 years; Austin and Amanda James, wed two years; Tess and Shane Clark, together 15 years and married eight years; and, in the fourth round, Amy and O.J. Mills tied with Julie and Kent Kimmel, splitting the prize money.

Winners were Tess and Shane Clark from the third group; and a tie with OJ and Amy Mills and Kent and Julie Kimmel declared winners of the fourth group. They are, from left, Amy Mills, Shane and Tess Clark, Ken and Julie Kimmel and OJ Mills. (Linda Moody photo)

According to Minnich, the winners in each division were presented $100 each.

The Clarks and the Kammers tied for the most points of all of the couples, it was noted.

Others competing were Kami and TJ Phillips, Johnny and Mandy Strosnider, Scott and Sophie Nieport, Kelly and Jason Menchhofer, Dan and Lisa Lockhart, and Allison Dynes and friend Mike Bohman, Darrin and Olivia Mumaw, Theresa and Tyler Fritz, Christine and Travis Shinn, Jerry and Jean Young and Bruce and Jen Feltz.

During the game night, it was announced that Bob and Diane Christian, who were in the audience, were celebrating 53 years of marriage



Jamie and I extend our condolences to the families and friends of Jane Stump, Ed Whittaker, Bob Gunckle, Lindsay Purnhagen and Judy Burns.

Please pray for these people: Dennis Leeper, Jeremy “Jerm” Burke, Albert Duncan, Bev Brumbaugh, Gary Eichler, David Pretzman, Clinton Randall, Abby Heck, Linda Lore, Ralph Byrd, Beverly McCabe Baker, Doug Winger, Rusty Maloy, Debbie Mayse, Ronnie Norton, Sonja and Dan Coppess, Jeanie Francis, Noah Back, Mary Moran, Harvey Hinshaw, Bruce Kaiser, Angie Brown, Nikole Baldridge, Amanda Mote, Tom Moody, Gary Francis, Anthony and Theresa Grillot, Lee Everhart, Paul Gigandet, Doug Whittington, Tracy Pratt, Kinley Bernard, D’Arleen Waymire, Tish Hodson Shepherd, Zach Urbancic.
Also, Sharon Gamster, Connie Stachler, Rick Libert, Harold Libert, Randy Heck, John Rimmer, Joan Keen, Carol Hemmerich, Sharon Hummel, Dave Hinshaw, Larry P. Fitzwater, Jim Thomas, Neal Gray, Michael Mowery, Debbie Mayse, Kenny Edwards, Judie Hathaway, Della Burch, Ned and Brenda Wallace, Connie Buemi Hodson, Rick Marker, Randy Garrison, Steve Waymire, Warren Menchhofer, Kenton Turner, Gary Knick, Karen Hecht, Jannie Barrow, Kathy Gragorace, Danny Foster, Noella Combs, Clay Sheffer, Becky Everhart, Marie Rieman, Becky Oliver, Jayden Martin, Jeff Rider, Stefani Priest, Steve Neff, James Enicks, Joann Freeman, Cathy Collins Peters, Donna Bixler, Vanna Hannam, Linda Subler, Roger McEowen, Jerri Barber, Sally Burnett Ganger, Gloria Hodge, Jeff Baltes, Judy Hoffman and daughter Shelly, Cathy Melling, Scott Clark, and all of those who are suffering from other life-altering illnesses.

Happy birthday:
Feb. 8 to Chad Easterling, Shad Sebring, Marilyn Erwin, Greg Kimmel, Hazel Batten, Shawna Kammer Stachler, Teri Small, Kelly Byrum and Reese Everman, Chuck Gasper, Lisa Mehaffie, Cathy Melling, Clouia Longenecker, Delores Ely, Ray Prasuhn, Deana Bowers, and Chuck Langenkamp.
Feb. 9 to Randy Byrd, Randy Swisher, Sidney Staver, Bill Brown, John Tabler, Kylie Hathaway, Shelly Soward, Tim Summers, Mick Bolton, Daryl Garber, Christian Price, Laura Armstrong and Richard Grow.
Feb. 10 to Holly McGhee, Becky Garrett-Ress, Kim Wiley-Burge, Jim Marker, Gary Scanlon, Shawn Hall, Jane Billenstein and Elvin Fourman.
Feb. 11 to Becca Riffell Brinley, Kris Riffell, Angie Clouse Westfall, Julie Warner-Price and Gary Young.
Feb. 12 to Dan Norton, Laura Ahrens, Diana Klosterman Fitzgerald, Denise Byrum, Soni Smith, Kevin Schlechty, Terri Schlechty and Bruce Rindler.
Feb. 13 to Nancy Camacho, Tim Rhoades, Anita Barga Amspaugh,Roseanne Ellison Scammahorn and Alyssa Henderson.
Feb. 14 to Butch Amspaugh, Michele Good, Joshua Widener, Paul Poeppelman and Krista Hurley-Stump.

Happy anniversary to Roger and Marlene Riffell on Feb. 8; Charlene and Donn Thornhill on Feb. 9; Ed and Shelba Kelly on Feb. 11; Angie and Dave Westfall on Feb. 13; and Brad and Cindy Horsley, Dennis and Nina Barga, Elaine and Butch Amspaugh, all on Feb. 14 (Valentine’s Day).


Think about it: “People are made stronger on the realization that the helping hand they need is at the end of their own right arm.” — Author Unknown