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News From Alexis

Sheila Pressley/Correspondent

Donald and Alice Nelson celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary July 3. They have two daughters: Olga Cunningham and Patricia Nelson, both of Alexis. They have three grandchildren.

The 31st annual pork chop BBQ and Steve McBride Softball Tourney is Sunday, July 26 at W.A. Allgeyer Diamond, North Henderson. Pork chop sandwiches and polish sausage will be served, beginning at 10 a.m.

All proceeds will benefit the Steve McBride Scholarship Fund. Alexis men's Club is sponsoring the event.

Rubie Downard, Knoxville, celebrated her 90th birthday during an open house potluck held July 18 at James Knox Park there. She has 10 children including Cheryl (Bob) Yerkey of Alexis, 31 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren and 25 great-great-grandchidlren.

A benefit for Nancy Garrett is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 1 at the Alexis Community Center, beginning at 5 p.m. There'll be a bake sale by United Presbyterian Women and an auction is scheduled for 7 p.m. Raffle tickets are available at area businesses, from Sam and Rhonda Medhurst and Brenda Gregory.

July SHARE delivery day is Friday July 24, beginning about 1:20 p.m. at Alexis Community Center. Persons may also sign up for August SHARE at the time.