Veteran Gary Trumbo needed a helping hand when he retired after 21 years in the military.
“Back in 2003, when I was discharged from Iraq, I had medical issues,” the Williamstown resident said. “Before, the VA started paying me my retirement on the pension, I was having trouble with my finances.”
That’s where Salute Inc. came in.
Founded in 2003 by Will and Mary Beth Beiersdorf, Salute Inc. helps meet the financial, physical and emotional needs of the military service members, veterans and their families.
• Summer camp registration opens - April 15
Registration forms can be found online or in the Parks and Recreation office in Suite 10 of the Grant County Courthouse in Williamstown. Grant County Community Education partners in the camps.
Little Dippers Camp for children ages 4 to 6 years old will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 21-23. Registration, which ends May 31, is $25 for one camper and $2o for each additional camper living in the same household.
Are you expecting a baby? Have you had a baby in the last year? Do you sometimes have questions about your pregnancy or little one and wish you had some expert advice?
You can ask the experts at the sixth annual Grant County Baby Expo from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 7 at Sherman Elementary School.
The event is sponsored by the following organizations: Grant County Community Collaborative, Grant County Family Resource Centers, Williamstown Family Resource Center and Grant County Community Service.
The Grant County Saddle Club offers the following opportunities for horse enthusiasts:
• April - The Grant County Saddle Club will meet at 7 p.m. on April 21 at the Grant County Extension Office on Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown.
Anna Mary Kells Gordon likes most everything about her life—her entire 100 years.
“Everybody always called me Anna Mary, by both names,” she said. “And I like my name.”
“I’ve been in Grant County all my life,” Gordon said. “Born, raised and raised my family on Highway 36.”
She was born March 19, 1911, the daughter of Bennie and Frannie Kells. She was one of three girls and three boys.
Chris Lawrence had a secret that the reserved, humble man didn’t share with many outside his close friends and family.
Lawrence, a native of Williamstown and graduate of Williamstown High School, lived for 10 years with ulcerative colitis, a chronic disease that causes inflammation and sores in the colon (large intestine) and rectum.
The American Cancer Society is offering free makeup to female cancer patients at their Look Good Feel Better Session on April 18 at St. Elizabeth Grant County.
Patients will learn how to enhance their appearance utilizing make up techniques. The session starts at 6 p.m. and is limited to the first 12 callers. Call the American Cancer Society to register at 859-647-2226.
The Grant County High School class of 1961 will have their 50th class reunion on May 28.
Addresses for the following people are needed: Audrey Beagle, Kathryn Milner, Eddie Coulson, Joan Kerns and Helen Wynn.
If anyone has these addresses, call Elsie Dever at 859-824-5945.