Let’s be Neighbors by Carolyn Mills

Picked up a little more Thanksgiving news via telephone.

Winston Academy had the entire holiday week out. The entire Wells family of David and Penny and their three boys, Chris and Chasity and their two girls spent the week in a cabin in the Smoky Mountians.

Johnna Williamson who teaches at the Academy got in some painting at the Habitat For Humanity House. She reports that the Hooks family is hoping to get into their new home by Christmas. Johnna has worked long and hard toward getting furniture and volunteers. Hats Off!

Ann and Jim Wood spent the Thanksgiving holiday in Destin, FL with their son James and family. Their son Scott who lives in San Francisco is presently in Scotland touring textile mills.

Joe Caperton has signed the papers donating his body after death to the University Hospital for research by the medical school. Joe, we salute you!

Tracy McCully sang a medley of patriotic solos for the Green Thumb Garden Club November meeting at Winston Nursing Home. Thank you, Tracy, for sharing your talent. The residents love you.

Joyce Johnson is grieving over the loss of two of her four poodle dogs that she has loved for over a decade. Her backyard gate was left open by repair men and the dogs left. One was found run over on the bypass just off of Smith Road. The other has not been found. Hopefully someone is taking care of George, the poodle’s name. He looks like a puppy but is in fact over ten years old.

Wanda Ward has a fractured pelvic bone, the result of a fall on her own doorstep.

Betty Suttle is receiving therapy in Winston Medical Center after getting a heart valve implanted at another hospital. Grady is keeping up the home front in Noxapater as best he can.

Several from our neighborhood have been patients in our local hospital. They include Chris Bane, Alene Ingram, Mrs Alice Allbritton.

Jim Greenway of Cooksville, TN has been visiting David Mills at his cabin, the week following Thanksgiving, Have seen very little of David since Jim arrived.

Elaine Thompson helped judge a flower show in Birmingham recently. Elaine is a member of Town and Country Garden Club of Louisville and has served as a flower show judge on the state level for several years.

Enjoyed visiting with Betty Shinn in front of her place of employment Bulldog Cleaners. She saw me drive up at Fran’s Florist and came out to say hello. Betty has not attended many of the Starkville Little Theater since her granddaughter Krista Vowell has not been as involved with the group as much lately. She now teaches at Starkville Academy and loves it, especially the drama class.

Danny and Gidget Mills attended a banquet for BANKCORPSOUTH held in Starkville Saturday night. Landon visited with his grandparents, Hunter and Virginia Charlton.

Vickie McAdory introduced herself to me when she sold me hotwings at Walmart deli where she works. Said she enjoyed Lets Be Neighbors as her late grandmother Ava Burton lived in the old Ford Community and she knew some of the people written about in the column.

Dallas Mills and family moved into their new home on Saturday and spent their first night there December 1st. Their home near Goodhope Baptist Church burned to the ground during the school spring break in March of this year. The family lived in a trailer near the house while it was being built and Dallas did much of the work himself.

Christmas is almost here and the town of Louisville is looking beautiful with all the decorations bought from Bakers Acres getting lighted up to add to Main Street decorations which were put up before Thanksgiving.

Shiloh Road off Highway 14 West is getting all lighted up, too. A beautiful manger scene was put up just as Shiloh Road turns off the highway by the children of Murrey and Robin Black when they were here Thanksgiving.

Now decorations have been put up all the way to Center Ridge UMC by home owners. Thanks to Billy Catt and Julie Mills for putting my decorations up.