The Community Church at Cedar Springs will celebrate their 4th anniversary and Homecoming on November 2 beginning at 10:00 am. There will be special music during the service. Brother Graham Lewis, founding pastor of the church, will be the special guest preacher. A potluck meal will follow the service. Everyone invited.
Members of our staff were faced with tough decisions today as they scrolled through the dozens of entries, trying to narrow down the 5 finalists. The pumpkins were judged on creativity, difficulty, type of art or decoration, and overall appearance.
Finalist 1, Robert Lindsey, has a nice family of very detailed painted pumpkins. The straw hat adds a nice touch. Number 2 is Ashlee Jaggers, with Snoopy as the Red Baron. She and her family used a gourd for Snoopy's head and a pumpkin for the body. The house is decorated cardboard. 3 is from Candice Spencer, with a detailed carving of "Jasmine," from Disney's Aladdin. Number 4 is from Beth Hawkins, whose husband very carefully carved a scene from Sleepy Hollow. Lastly, is finalist number 5, Autumn Coulter, whose husband first free-hand drew their daughter's favorite, Mickey Mouse, then carved it.
The contest was only open to individuals or families, but as an honorable mention, we want to share great picture of a pumpkin decorated as a bubble gum machine from Mrs. Kori Skaggs' 7th period Study Skills class. Great job!
Remember, the winner gets $50 cash, so please vote above, (voting more than once won't be counted) and we'll announce the winner this Thursday! We'd like to thank our contest sponsor, Creekside Garden and Nursery, and we encourage you to visit them on Chalybeate Road.
Otter Gap Missionary Baptist Church will hold a revival meeting starting tonight, October 26, with all services beginning at 7pm. Bro. Steve Gipson, the pastor, will be assisted by Bro. Jonathan Hodges and Bro. Terry Day. Everyone welcome.
Be sure to stop and visit the folks below for Trunk-or-Treating in addition to your normal stops on Halloween this Friday! Kyrock Fire Department will also hand out candy from 5-7pm.
South Edmonson Elementary sent their "Bulldog Blasters," made up of 17 fourth-grade students to WKU and Aviation Park to compete in the first annual Rocket Building Competition. The Bulldog Blasters competed against 40 other schools from the region. The contest was made up of two parts, each with separate awards. The first was held at the WKU Research and Development Center, the second was at The Aviation Park on Three Springs Road. The first half of the contest required teams to first predict how far their hand-made rockets would travel on a special made runway. After the launch, points were given on accuracy of the actual distance and staying within the boundaries. The second half allowed students to fire the rockets straight up, where points were awarded on how long the rocket stayed airborne.
The Bulldog Blasters didn't fare very well during the first portion, and didn't place. However, the second portion was a different story and the team's rocket (made from classroom material and powered by compressed air) sailed longer than any other rocket in the contest, allowing the Bulldog Blasters to be top dogs of the day and winning the first place trophy. The team was coached by Mrs. Heather White and Mrs. Heather Deweese, both 4th grade teachers. Check out the highlights below with a list of all the team members.
Darren Doyle, Edmonson Voice
(Pictured in front of the airplane) Top, L-R: Xander Adamson, Ty Brantley, Kylee Houchins, Garreth Barbee, Sadie Blanton, Claire Burklow, MaKaylee Thompson, Alyssa Doyle, Reagan Nunn, Bladen Cook. Bottom: Jude Clemons, Zander Bass, Ryley Jones, Peyton Keith, Brayden Doerr. (Cam Lich and Daren Alexander not pictured.)
Folks from all over the county came out to South Edmonson Elementary tonight to enjoy the school's annual Fall Festival as well as a delicious chili supper. The event is the main fundraiser for the school's PTO, which raised thousands of dollars each year for various items and causes.
Did you or your family members make our slide show? Check out below and see.
Edmonson Voice Staff
Darren Doyle, photos
The crew from Pike Electric was out again today installing new utility poles along Highway 743 near Chalybeate Church. The utility lines are being moved back in order to accommodate the next phase of the road construction project. Joe Burden, foreman for the crew, said all the utilities should be moved within 3-4 weeks. Highway 743 is undergoing a complete rebuild from it's beginning at Highway 101 all the way past South Edmonson Elementary. The project's main objective is to better serve the large amount of school traffic.
Can you believe it's been 40 years?! We'll be celebrating our 40th Class Reunion on Saturday, November 29th at the 5/6 Center in Brownsville. (Formerly our old High School.)
Sign in will be at 6pm, cost is $12.00 per person.
Please send money and number of people attending by November 17th to:
145 Goldenrod Court
Sheperdsville, KY 40165
We'll have sandwiches, drinks, and snacks. We're also planning on giving away prizes. If you have any memories of '74 or of any past reunions, please share!
We're looking forward to a great time,
The Planning Committee:
Revona Decker VanHaverbeke, Dennis Parker, Shelia Ray Durbin, Debbie Davis Smith, and Regina Deweese Prewitt.
Congratulations to the winners of the ECHS Girls Basketball Night Golf Scramble this past weekend. A good time was had by all and the Lady Cat Basketball Team was able to raise money to help them in the upcoming season.
Winning Team Members:
Closest to pin winner:
The Lady Cats would also like to send out a special thank you to all of the hole sponsors:
Brownsville Prescription Shop Bank of Edmonson
Hampton Inn Miller Auto
Summit Title Alford's Pharmacy
Edmonson Drug Smiths Grove Prescription Shop
Mark Woosley R&R Refrigeration
Gary Force Body Shop Dairy Queen
The Community Church at Cedar Springs, 8825 Brownsville Rd, will host Trunk or Treat on Halloween, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm. If you don't get many trick or treaters at your house, come set up your car and hand out treats to the little ones.
If you have children, bring them by for trick or treating. It's a great way to unload them from the car one time and make several candy stops.
Everyone welcome! Rain or shine - in case of inclement weather, we will move inside to the fellowship hall.
Please join us as we celebrate and honor our parents, Hoyt and Linda Webb's 50 years of marriage on Sunday, November 16, from 2:00-5:00 pm, at the Main Street Activity Center, 210 S Main St, Brownsville, KY 42210. We welcome your presence and friendship as we celebrate a very blessed marriage. In lieu of presents, feel free to write down a memory you have with our parents to share with them the day of their celebration. If you are unable to attend or would like to add your memory with mom, dad and their family to the album being put together for their special day, please send to Beth Roeder. You can message Beth on Facebook, email her at email@example.com or mail to Beth Roeder, 615 Denham Road, Smiths Grove, KY 42171. Please RSVP via Facebook by clicking here.
The ECHS Lady Cat Basketball team will be having a Night Golf Scramble October 18th at dark at Diamond Caverns. There will be no handicap, $40.00 per golfer and hole sponsors are still available at $50.00 per hole.
It's that time of the year again folks, little ghosts, goblins and witches are going to be filling our streets looking for those Halloween treats. Chalybeate Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a trunk or treat at the community building next to the firehouse on Halloween. If you live on a rural road and don't get many little visitors we invite you to please come set up and give the little ones a safe place to get their treats. For more info about the date and time call or text 270-246-0601 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ECHS Volleyball will host their last game of the season October 13, 2014. This will also be our "Cancer Awareness Game and Senior Night". Please join us as we honor Shirley Mae Jaggers and Hallie Jayne Stice as this year's Co-Captains. We will host a silent auction with proceeds benefiting both girls. Rye Davis will be on hand to sing the National Anthem. Some items up for auction include: Corvette Museum tickets, Chimenea, Holiday World tickets, Lost River tickets, $100.00 gift certificate from Martin Meredith Taxidermy, and much more! Please come support your Lady Cat Volleyball team, Monday, October 13th. Game starts at 5 against the Hart Co Lady Raiders!
The ECHS Lady Cat Basketball team will be having a Night Golf Scramble October 18th at Diamond Caverns at sundown. There will be no handicap, and the price $40.00 per golfer. Hole sponsors are still available at $50.00 per hole. See the form below for more information.
Edmonson Voice Staff
James Coates, Contributor
The chilly winds didn't seem to bother the huge crowd this past Saturday on the Courthouse Square as the Washington Meredith Masonic Lodge #355 held it's 16th Annual Car Show. The Lodge holds the show each year to raise money for their scholarship fund. The Lodge said the event was their biggest turnout yet. Jimmy Davis was this year's winner with his 1969 Chevy Camaro SS Convertible. This year's show featured over 50 cars competing for the top spot.
Jimmy Davis' 69 Camaro SS, overall winner Jimmy Davis (L) accepts the winner's trophy from
photo by Travis Parsley Masonic Lodge member Tom Blaha (R)
photo by James Coates
Cedar Springs will hold a revival with services beginning Sunday night, October 12. Brother Jeff Doyle is pastor, services are 7pm, and everyone is welcome.
Hello I'm Wayne Jaggers, the father of Shirley Mae Jaggers. I would to thank the people of Edmonson County for all of their help and prayers for our girl. She is doing well right now. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers and prayers are a powerful medicine.
Edmonson Voice Staff
A familiar Brownsville face will no longer be seen around town as James Weldon "Gordy" Houchin died last night at his home. Mr. Houchin, or just simply "Gordy" as he was known, had a number of health problems that eventually caught up with him.
Gordy was seen regularly on the streets of Brownsville, at a number of local businesses, or stopped somewhere having a friendly conversation with someone. We normally don't elaborate on obituaries, but we felt it was fitting to further mention Gordy, as he was a popular, eclectic figure who was kind to all. You can read his full obituary here.