2017-07-05 / ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

By Deborah Bennett

As I reported in last week’s column, The Millen News is closed for a while as I recover from knee surgery at home. The surgery went well and I am hoping the “recovery” will go just as well.

I have begun home therapy and will advance to outpatient care soon. At that point, I will attempt to be in the office for short periods of time. Until then, all calls to the office are automatically transferring to The True Citizen in Waynesboro for assistance.

Where are those “golden years” I keep hearing about????

We celebrated our nation’s birthday on Tuesday of this week – July 4th. A wonderful Patriotic celebration was held at the Jenkins County Recreation complex with the highlight being a spectacular fireworks display. The display rivaled many of those presented in much larger cities! Kudos to all involved with the annual event and to the sponsors for bringing it to our citizens.

I still believe we live in the greatest nation on this planet and would not want to live anywhere else!

Happy birthday this week to: Bradley Black, Barbara Davis, Harriett Cato, Alvin Burke, Sarah Griffin Holley, Neida Mae Hopkins, Angela Delay, Ellie Motes, Connie Coleman, Morgan Pickett, Brad Boynton, Mitchell Thompson, Bridgett Motes, Dale Reeves and Hunter Hall.

Happy anniversary this week to: Mr. and Mrs. Andy Dudley.

Military Active Duty

Col. James Eldridge Davis, U.S. Air Force, DoD Pentagon, Washington D.C.; TSgt. Jeremy M. Chestnut, U.S. Air Force, Keesler AFB, Biloxi, MS; CPT Justin G. McBride, U.S. Army, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas; Chief Warrant Officer 5 Darryll L. Simpkins, U.S. Army, Fort Gordon Logistics Readiness Center, Augusta, GA; Tech Sgt. Stuart Burrus, U.S. Air Force, Shaw AFB, Sumter, S.C.; E-4 Christopher Simmons, U.S. Army, Missouri; E-3 Ralphael Franklin Lovett, U.S. Army, Kuwait; E-4 Rhonda Lovett, U.S. Army Reserve, Augusta, GA; Airman First Class Aaron Comstock, U.S. Air Force, Shaw AFB, Sumter, S.C.; E-5 She’nice Thompson, U.S. Army, 25th Sustainment Brigade, HHC 25th Special Troops Battalion, Wahiawa, Hawaii; and Major D. Slade Burke, U.S. Air Force, 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom.

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