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  • Dick and Bobbie Schiller celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Feb. 4. The couple resides in Crestwood.

    They married Feb. 4, 1950, in Pennsylvania.

    Dick is a retired Dupont employee. They have two children – Tom (Pam) Schiller and Richard (Jenny) Schiller; six grandchildren, Christopher, Mitch, Alayne, Caroline, Laura and Hannah; and two great-grandchildren, Max and Sam.

  • Paul and Linda Nichter of Crestwood announce the wedding of their daughter, Heather Michelle Nichter to David Keith Mullins of La Grange, son of Robert and Leighanna Davis.

    The bride is an Oldham County High School graduate. 

    The groom is also an OCHS graduate and is self-employed.

    The wedding took place Nov. 21 at the groom’s parents’ residence with Chris Gustafson officiating.

    Amber Nichter, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor. 

  • Matthew Cooke, a senior from Crestwood, was recently named Western Kentucky University’s 2010 Coming Home King.

    Cooke, who was sponsored by Phi Gamma Delta, was honored at halftime of the WKU vs. Arkansas State basketball game at Diddle Arena.

  •  U.S. Army Spec. Bin Wan recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

    During the nine weeks of training, he studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics.

    He is the nephew of Shihua Pan of Prospect.

  • Southern States employee Bruce Bentley recently attended a comprehensive three-day training program designed to qualify him as a certified grow master specialist at Southern States Cooperative Inc. in La Grange.

    The program is designed to augment the knowledge of employees involved in advising customers on crop production. 

  • Greg and Julie Schwab announce the birth of their daughter, Addison Marie Schwab, born Oct. 21 at Baptist Hospital Northeast in La Grange. 

    She weighed seven pounds, five ounces and measured 20 and a half inches long.

    Grandparents are Denny and Joan Roth of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Roger and Pay Schwab of Jackson, Mo.

    Great-grandparents are Pete and June Jaco of Whitewater, Mo. and Emily Roth of Ste. Genevieve, Mo.

  • A warm, reviving shower is a cue for me to find ways to nurture myself. A supportive letter or e-mail from a friend is a reminder of my duty to nurture others. Whenever I feel burned-out, I vow to take care of myself.

  • Over the years beans have been a staple food for many people in many countries.

    Beans and other legumes such as lentils and peas are powerhouses of protein, folic acid, iron and zinc; as well as a good source of low glycemic carbohydrates. Beans are rich in soluble fiber, beans can help lower cholesterol, reduce colon cancer risk and contain beneficial nutrients. There are many creative ideas for using  beans in your diet. Add to soups, salads or puree for dips. They’re an important part of a vegetarian diet.

  • A 5-year-old came home from Sunday School excited. His teacher, he reported to his parents, had told the story of Adam and Eve and how Eve was created from Adam’s rib.

    A few days later he told his mother, “My side hurts. I think I’m having a wife.”

    How nice it would be to have a marriage that easily. But we married folk know a good marriage takes love, hard work, communication and romance. As Valentine’s Day approaches I share with you a beautiful story of romance.

  • Bruce and Sandis Parks of Crestwood announce the engagement of their daughter, Sabrina Kelly Parks to Joshua Kane Underwood of Glasgow, son of Buddy and Anne Grant Underwood of Glasgow.

    The bride-elect is a graduate of Georgetown College. She is employed by Wickliffe Veterinary Pharmacy in Lexington.

    The groom-elect is a graduate of Georgetown College. He is employed at Cook, Downing and Underwood Insurance Agency in Glasgow.

    A fall wedding is planned. Invitations will be mailed.

  • Dr. Andrew Rochet, MD, emergency medicine, has been elected medical staff president for 2010 at Baptist Hospital Northeast.

    Rochet is a 1998 graduate of Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at University of Louisville Hospital in 2001.

    Other medical staff officers for 2010 include:

  • Baptist Hospital Northeast recently announced several personnel changes.

    Dr. Matt McDanald, MD, obstetrics/gynecology, has been named chief medical officer. His responsibilities include serving as a medical liaison between the hospital and medical staff, assisting with medical staff credentialing, quality and resource utilization issues, assisting in recruiting needed medical specialties to the communities served by the hospital, and representing the hospital and the medical staff in the community. 

  • Dusty and Kathy Vinson of Cox’s Creek announce the birth of their son, Cuyler Scott Vinson, born Oct. 9. He weighed eight pounds and one and a half ounces and measured 21 and a half inches long.

    Grandparents are Dwayne and Beverly Vinson of Freedonia and Mary Barnes of La Grange and the late Huey Barnes. 

    Great-grandparents are Rev. Elden Stallins of Marion, Hugh and Irene Barnes of La Grange and Vernon and Ida Dick of Monticello.

  • Members of the Pewee Valley Fire Department honored Eddie Klosterman for 35 years of volunteer service Saturday during the department’s annual awards banquet. 

    Klosterman, of Crestwood, told the crowd he became interested in volunteering as a firefighter after his brother joined. These days, Klosterman volunteers alongside his two 18-year-old sons, Alex and Andrew Klosterman.

  •  Oldham County native Dr. E. Bruce Heilman received a Great American Award in December from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and College of the Ozarks President Jerry C. Davis. Made evident by his work ethic and devotion to country, Heilman’s life and career reflect the values of a great American. 

  • Janet Scherzer recently joined Baptist Medical Associates Crestwood as a board-certified physician’s assistant. 

    She holds a bachelor’s degree in physician assistant studies from MCP Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. She was previously based at Baptist Medical Associates Taylorsville.

  • U.S. Army National Guard Pvt. Paul D. Speelman II recently graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Knox.

    During the nine-week training period, Speelman received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship and bayonet training, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, armed and unarmed combat, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions and core values.

    He is the son of Judy A. and stepson of Barry J. Lamoreux of Prospect.

     

  • The La Grange Police Department presented annual awards in December. Awards and recipients include:

    • Officer of the Year – Detective Bruce Goodfleisch, as elected by fellow officers.

    • Meritorious Service Award – Sgt. Russell Rouff and Officer Doug Hickerson; 

    • Crime Prevention Award – Officer Ray Whitehill;

    • Accident Investigation Award – Officer Scott Wolf;

    • Traffic Enforcement Award – Officer Scott Wolf; and 

  • Jeffrey D. Smith recently completed basic training at the U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, S.C.

    He completed a 12-week course of intense training designed to challenge new Marine recruits both mentally and physically. 

    He is stationed at Camp Geiger, N.C. for four weeks of combat training. His field of expertise will be in ground ordinance electrical calibration, requiring an additional eight months of training beginning this month.

    He is the son of Stephen and Rebecca Smith of Centerfield and a 2009 graduate of Oldham County High School.

  • Scot and Taren Winskye of La Grange announce the birth of their daughter, Chloe Mae Winskye, Sept. 24 at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville. 

    She weighed seven pounds, 4 ounces and measured 21 inches. She is the sister of Noelle Sophia Winskye.

    Maternal grandparents are Randy and Trish Ferris of Jeffersontown and maternal great-grandmother is Elfieda Plutat of Kokomo, Ind. Paternal grandparents are Marilyn Schaeftlein and the late Dick Winskye and Mary Lou May of Brandenburg. Great-grandmother is Mildred Schaeftlein of Shively.