Life’s Reflections: Seniors have fun at Memory Lane

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Winners in Tom Everthart's Halloween costume contest this year were, from left., J.R. Day, Debbie Arnett, Gary Arnett and friend Pat Elliott, Cindy Wolfe and Bert DeMange. And, that's Tom in the background onstage with his musical equipment. (Linda Moody photo)

GREENVILLE—It is always a fun time to visit the Memory Lane events, which are held at the VFW in Greenville almost every Monday afternoon, especially when it comes time for dressing up at Halloween time.

Not a whole lot of people dressed up for the event this past Monday because some just opted not to be in the judging.

However, the ones who did were recognized and received special prizes from deejay Tom Everhart, who received help with judging by Barb Bey.
Winners were J.R. Day, first place, as a Native American; Debbie Arnett, second; couple Gary Arnett and Pat Elliot, third place, as Mickey and Minnie Mouse; Cindy Wolfe, fourth, as a cat; and Bert DeMange, fifth, as Olivia Newton-John.

Attendees, most of whom are in their 60s and older, do a lot of dancing which makes for great exercise. And, they do it to Everhart’s rock and roll music.

And that man knows his rock and roll history and has even published some books on it.
I do not care to dress up for Halloween myself, but it is great to see others do it and being creative about it when they do.

Hopefully, everybody will adjust to the time change once again and be safe in their travels.
Don’t forget our military people, past and present, as we observe Veterans Day this Friday. Scheduled are parades, services and soup meals, some at lunch time and some at supper time.

Have a happy day, all!

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Jamie and I extend our condolences to the families and friends of Dolores Bowman, Robert Finkbine, Nola “Cathy” Nixon, Marlyn Ruth Forshee, Karen Criswell and Harvey Crick.

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Please pray for these people: Angie Brown, Melikka Riffell, Amanda Mote, Tom Moody, Gary Francis, Anthony and Theresa Grillot, Lee Everhart, Dan Coppess, Paul Gigandet, Doug Whittington, Tracy Pratt, Kara Harter, Kinley Bernard, D’Arleen Waymire, Tish Hodson Shepherd, Clinton Randall, Sherry Klingshirn, Zach Urbancic, Sharon Gamster, Connie Stachler, Susie Francis, Rick Libert, Harold Libert, Randy Heck, John Rimmer, Joan Keen, Carol Hemmerich, Sharon Hummel, Dave Hinshaw, Bob Drees, Larry P. Fitzwater, Jim Thomas, Neal Gray, Michael Mowery, Debbie Mayse, Kenny Edwards, Judie Hathaway, Ralph Byrd, Della Burch, Ned and Brenda Wallace, Connie Buemi Hodson, Jim Kammer, Rick Marker, Randy Garrison, Steve Waymire, Warren Menchhofer, Kenton Turner, Gary Knick, Karen Hecht, Barbara Alexander, Jannie Barrow, Kathy Gragorace, Danny Foster, Noella Combs, Clay Sheffer, Becky Everhart, Sharon Miller, Marie Rieman, Mary Bryant Arnett, Becky Oliver, Ronnie Young, Albert Duncan, Jayden Martin, Jeff Rider, Stefani Priest, Steve Neff, James Enicks, Joann Freeman, Cathy Collins Peters, Donna Bixler, Vanna Hannam, Brenda Wallace, Linda Subler, Roger McEowen, Jerri Barber, Sally Burnett Ganger, Gloria Hodge, Jeff Baltes, Cory Meadows, Judy Hoffman and daughter Shelly, Cathy Melling, Scott Clark, and all of those who are suffering from other life-altering illnesses.

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Happy birthday:
Nov. 10 to Twins Diane Shiverdecker Zumbrink and Dennis Shiverdecker, Shelly Hoffman, Jan Keiser, Teresa Knapke, Don Delaplane, Linda Johnson, Lillian Leedom, Kelly Barga, Jeff Clack and Marge Harman.
Nov. 11 to DeAnna Best, Deanne York, Candy Stump, Sharon Henry and Kelly Brandon Goodwin.
Nov. 12 to Maxine Alexander, Krista Spence, Paul Smith, Shannon Young, Dorothy Bubeck, Pam Schlarman and Bobby Leeper.
Nov. 13 to Lesley Fourman, Richie Black Jr., Adam Kunk, Beth Turner, Judy York, Jill Beam, Kitty Rapier, Tim  Burton, Gwen Hurd, AJ Watts, Rick Darner and Carol Barth.
Nov. 14 to Jeannette Unrast, Cordell Hunt, Nikki Hiestand, Davey Fitzgerald, Brian Rismiller and Sarah Dinkins.
Nov. 15 to Randy Mayo, Karen Gibboney, Doug Lyme, Gary Brown, Jeremy Pepper, Ryan Bayman, Elaine McMahan, Ryan Carpe, Adam Liette and Pastor Derek Specht.
Nov. 16 to Chelsea Thwaits, Caron Stoltz and Rowena Stump.
Happy anniversary to: Matt and Stacy Barnt on Nov. 11, Myron and Marilyn Stammen on Nov. 13 and Rick and Kathy Beam on Nov. 14.

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Think about it: “True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.”– Author Unknown