Marisa Ruckel and Benjamin Watts of Carrollton would like to announce the birth of their son, Sawyer Taylor Watts born Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville, Ky. He weighed 9 pounds 7 ounces and was 21.5 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Jay and Michelle Montgomery of Carrollton and Monty and Debra Ruckel of Somerset, Ky. and his great Aunt Kathy Ruckel of Somerset.
Paternal grandparents are Chuck and Kathy Watts of Carrollton.
Feeding an average of 120 people each month has taken a toll on the Community Food Pantry housed at St. John’s Catholic Church.
“We’ve had to take cash donations and buy food to have enough for area families, so Scouting for Food could not have come at a better time,” Ruth H. Baxter, treasurer for the food pantry said. “We are out of everything that fills a basic food basket – from spaghetti sauce to macaroni and cheese.”
Something is happening to me since colder weather has set in and I think I have it figured out.
I must have lived in an earlier time when we had to prepare our bodies for cold weather because we didn’t have the luxury of furnaces that heat the whole house.
In other words, we would eat more during the winter months because our bodies needed more fat to keep us warm. I am sure you understand. It’s like when animals get a heavier coat of fur to protect them from the hardships of winter.
The Family Readiness Unit of the Carrollton National Guard Armory is selling yellow ribbons to be displayed in front of homes and businesses throughout the community in honor of the deployed unit and its members.
Ribbons are $5 each; larger custom ribbons also can be made. The money will go toward sending care packages to the soldiers while they are deployed.
PFC Cody Maiden and Ashley Dodson announce the birth of their son, Haylon West Maiden, born Thursday, July 5, 2012, at St. Elizabeth South Hospital. Haylon weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 20¼ inches long.
He was welcomed home by his sister Stefany and his brother Ian, his Uncle Zack Maiden and Aunt Britnee Maiden.
Haylon’s dad, Cody, left Oct. 9, to train with the National Guard in Fort Jackson, S.C. He’ll be home in December for two weeks and then on to Fort Sill, Okla., for more training.