by Neoma Foreman
Don and Edith Stockstill will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception hosted by their daughter and her husband, Marty and Rich Patton, and their grandchildren at the Walker Community Building on Sunday, Dec. 2 between 2 and 4 p.m. Don and Edith exchanged their wedding vows in Harrison, AR, on November 26, 1952 and have made their home in Walker for the past 50 years. The only gift requested is for family and friends to join them in sharing their favorite memories. Or cards may be sent to them at: 300 N. 1st Street, Walker, MO 64790.
James and Tracy (Clinton) Washburn and big brothers, Declan and Corbin Washburn are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Jaycee James Washburn, born Nov. 8, 2012 at the McCune-Brooks Hospital in Joplin at 8:54 a.m. She weighed 8 pounds 2 ounces and is 20 1⁄2 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Bob Lee and Lavina Clinton, maternal great-grandparents are Bob and Laura Clinton. Paternal grandparents are Dan and Peggy Washburn and paternal great-grandparents are Dan and Ruth Washburn.
Friday, Betty and Norman Radde went to Stover to visit Bill and Mary Ellen Craig. She said her mother Addie Brown is 99-yrs-old and in a nursing home at Versailles. Sunday, we helped Mitchell Longstreth celebrate his 16th birthday.
Gary and Shirley Vickers and Charles and I spent the Veteran’s Day weekend in Branson where Charles and Gary rode in the Veterans’ Day Parade. We went to see Yakov, Grand Country Jubilee, Presley Family and Shoji. Gary and Shirley came home on Monday. Dave and Betsy Foreman, Brooklyn and Carter came and spent the rest of the week with us. We saw Joseph, went to Silver Dollar City for the Christmas lights and saw the Dutton Family show.
Friday, Rich and Marty Patton went to Branson to see his sister, Frances Kaiser, who was there from Minnesota with a tour group. They joined her for dinner Friday night and the Christmas in Hollywood show. On Saturday they were included in the tour group for a tour around the Branson area which included the College of the Ozarks campus, lunch at the Hard Luck Café and a couple hours of shopping before they headed home. Marty also joined the DAR girls in participating in the Veteran’s Day parade.
The first NEVC varsity basketball game will be Nov.27 against Weaubleau at Walker at 5:30. Nov. 29 at Ballard at 6 p.m.
The NEVC Kids First Committee is in the process of building new trophy cases for the gym lobby at the NEVC Walker campus. The students have earned much recognition, both athletic and academic, the past few years and have trophies and plaques with no place to display them. We feel the trophy cases will promote a sense of pride and accomplishment for which those students need to be recognized. Trophy cases are not in the education budget. Kids First has approximately $1,700 but the cases will cost about $2,800. If you wish to donate to this cause it will be appreciated. With a donation of $25 or more, we will put your business name on a plaque in or near the trophy case as recognition for supporting student achievement. You may send your donation to Alberta Hays, NEVC Kids First Committee, PO Box 35, Walker, MO 64790 or call 417-465-2260. NEVC is hosting the high school conference basketball tournament the first part of February and hope to have the cases built and awards on display in time for the tournament, but preferably at the start of the basketball season.