Sweet & Sassy: Getting together with friends


A couple of events I recently covered — the Versailles Prom’s “An Evening of Stars” [the fifth annual spring formal for special needs adults in Darke County and surrounding community] and the Palestine Church’s Senior Prom dubbed “A fun evening for the Young at Heart in our community,” — I went by myself and was asked by several people, why I didn’t bring my son, Jamie, along.

Didn’t know I should or could was generally my response.

So when I heard the Persons Centered Services was going to have an open air dance two Fridays ago, I thought ‘Why not?” Jamie was more than willing to attend it with me.

We went and had lots of fun, which I knew we would. How could we not when Tom Everhart and Harmony were entertaining and lots of other people we know were there for socialization?

My son and I both love music and he dances more than I do. I love watching people dance and used to do it myself and wish I could now, but my knee would probably give out on me and I would fall and really “break a leg.”

Jamie never thanks me enough for doing things like this for him. He lets me know over and over again. And, he never failed me this time, either. I’m still hearing about it, not only about the music he heard but about the people who were there.

In fact, he jokingly called himself a “womanizer” as he attracted the attention of a few members of the opposite sex. He enjoyed that as well. That’s my boy, though. I’d take him to an event like that again. It was worth it.

He did say that by seeing a couple of people there, it gave him a whole new outlook on life. Jamie is very caring. I love him for that, too.

Thanks, PCS for having us and hosting such an event for the community.

See you next week after vacation.


• The Treaty City Seniors Dances continue every Monday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Eagles Lodge on East Third Street in Greenville. Tom Everhart will entertain with his rock and roll music of the past. This week, they are hosting an Hawaiian luau. There will be door prizes and a 50/50 drawing.

• Ansonia American Legion Post 353 is planning an event July 22, with tacos, taco salad and burritos from 5 to 8 p.m. only and margaritas all night.


Happy birthday to:

• July 20 to Dave Miller (50), Brittany Macnutt Androne, Tim Ullery and Vanessa Paris.

• July 21 to Mark Hartrum, Brian Petitjean, Jenna Stocker, Janice Farmer, Renee Stewart, Justin Hines, Travis Burk, Sara Cromwell, Bob Peters, Scott Zumbrink, Dee Wampler Schmidt and Ryan Widener.

• July 22 to Katie Gibboney, Sarah Dynes, David Dean, Sherry Waymire, Sherry Rodeheffer, Casey Lentz, Robyn Eby Flannery, Cody Leeper and Nick Anderson.

• July 23 to Buck Jones (15), Dan Foster, Pastor Don Brode, Lisa Edwards Stucky, Rob Longenecker and Sandy Thiebeau Smith.

• July 24 to Kenny Anderson, Sheila Christian, Bradley Gates, Jessica Brown, Everett Garland Jr., Barbara Duncan Clarke, Josh Green and Marla Blume Werner.

• July 25 to Jason Aslinger, Amy Peters, Van Skyock and Bruce Shank.

• July 26 to Gene Jenkins, Kim Beam Allie, John Marchal, Judy Pepple, Terry Neal, Jacob Wuebker, Bill Fraley, Terry Neal and Andrew Leeper.

Happy anniversary to Gary and Susie Francis (32) on July 21; Glen and Pat Hufford, Nicole (Arnett) and Kirk Rice and Sherry and Paul Klingshirn, all on July 22; Tom and Cindy Moody, Connie and Tim Rhoades and Roby and Judy Longenecker, all on July 23; and Deb and Gary Kunk on July 25.

Happy belated anniversary to


Don’t forget to pray for: Stacy Dorko, Dick Michael, Tracy Bailey, Denver Harter, Dodie Foster, Glenna Curry, Lee and Bea Moody (our parents), Carol Bollheimer, Roger McEowen, Tim King, Gary Poor, Clinton Linebaugh, Layna Best, Jean Eastridge, Justin Ungericht, Alishia Clark Funk, Shannon Peters Hall, Tom Hawkins, Mike Bale, Phyllis Gibbons, Rosemary Wetzel, Greg Whittington, Helen and George Fanning, Angie Young Noggler, Kenny Borger, Mary Marshall, Jenson Fullerton, Judy York, Treva Hamilton, Sue Miller, Gary Reier, Carmen Sanders, Michael Allen Clark, Elmer Long, Anthony Joyner, Shirley Mead, Dave Sloan, Harry Moody, Jim Moody, Linda Subler, Jerrod Pratt, Tim Ridenour, Shelly Hoffman, Keith Howard, Betty Grimes, Kathy Magoto, Dean Brewer, Lisa Hall, Dick Neff, Tammy Shapiro, Ken Martin, David Magoto, Phil Clark, Sonny Hunt, Terry Longfellow, Don and Nina McDaniel, D’Arleen Waymire, Linda Johnston, Ron Kreitzer, Pappy Harshman, Delores Duncan, John Klipstine, Elsie Svajda, Dave Sherman, Sue Chitty, Phil Chilcoat, Christine Pipenger, Paul Barton, Terry Ungericht, Gracyn Blackburn, Robert Codling, Kohen Thwaits, Dave Starline, Bob Hiestand Jr.

Also, Kathy and Tom Hamilton, Joanne Sharp, Ivan Miller, Cindy Elson, Cary Van De Grift, Dina Dancer Morris, Teresa Mayo Amspaugh, Tina Kiser Deaton, Tonia Thompson, Fred Monnin, Stephen “Brownie” Brown, Nate Epperson, Brad Pipenger, Faye Schlecty, Sheila Reed, Bill Beasley, Steve Cunningham, Kody Ketring, Bob and Sandy Finkbine, Kevin Dickey, Joe Martin, Brenda Grimes, Margaret “Peg” Bundy, Kevin Hemmerich, Penny Starns, Tim Heck, Vanna (Hannam) Abbott, Addie Henderson, Barb Morrow Zimmerman, Samantha Smith, Todd Walls, Ron Kramer, Melissa “Missy” Helmer, Dana Holzapfel, Kara Didier, Carla Welch, Bill Schuette and to all those others who suffer from the many debilitating diseases.

And, God bless all of our military people serving and protecting this nation, as well as rescue, fire and law enforcement personnel who put their lives on the line to protect us.


Son Jamie and I extend our condolences to the families of: Dr. Jack Harless, Elmer Reynolds, Margaret Cullers, Roger Painter, Gill Hawk and Janet Coblentz.


Think about: it: “One good thing about procrastination is that you always have something planned for tomorrow.” — Unknown





By Linda Moody

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