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Today's Features

  • By D.T. Clark, Staff

    This year marks the area’s 14th annual Cystic Fibrosis Auction, and according to main-man-in-charge Freddy Hall, it will be the kind of event regular customers know to expect and newcomers will be surprised to discover.

    Up for auction will be toys, games, memorabilia, collectibles, furniture new and antiques, building supplies (anyone need a sink?) and services ranging from private concerts to some time behind the steering wheel (stick?) of a military tank.

    Really.

  • Dan O. Carico celebrated his 95th birthday Feb. 22.

    He has four children, six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

  • Paisley Brooke Snider celebrated her fourth birthday Jan. 31 with a Sheriff Callie party with family and friends. Special guests were Joy the Clown and face painter Linda Gibson.

    Her parents are Curtis and Lorie Snider, and her older sister is Palin Snider. Grandparents are Danny and Linda Deskins of Dugspur and Harold and Joyce Snider of Dublin and the late Kathy Snider. Great-grandparents are Pauline Marshall of Laurel Fork and the late Frieda Deskins. Her aunt is Holly Choate.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Allan Funk of Galax announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Katherine, to Andrew Stephen Morris, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Barker Morris of Fredericksburg.

    Funk is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Larry Spangler of Galax and Mrs. James M. Braswell Jr. and the late Mr. Braswell of Elm City, N.C.
    Funk is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a degree in sociology.
    She is employed as an admissions representative with West Virginia Junior College in Morgantown, W.Va.

  • Ann and Tony Myers are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on March 6.
    Ann is the daughter of the late Helen and Ralph Simpson and Tony is the son of the late Annie and Leonard Myers.

    They were married in 1965 in Hilliard, Ohio.
    They have raised two children, Bill Myers and Toni Marie Teeter, and have seven grandchildren.

  • Joy and Wayne Hager and Chris and Katherine Smith announced the engagement of their children, Laura Hager of Raleigh, N.C., and Cody W. Smith of Ararat.

    The bride-elect will graduate from Meredith College in the spring.
    She is the granddaughter of Carolyn and Graham Crutchfield of Raleigh, N.C., and Doug Hager of Lexington, Ky.
    The bridegroom-elect is an assistant manager for B&H Computers in Mount Airy, N.C.
    He is the grandson of Mary Smith Berrier of Cana and Marie Marshall of Hillsville.
    An August wedding is planned.

  • David and Debbie Osborne of Independence and Mike and Ann Beaver of Cripple Creek announced the engagement of Elizabeth Devin Osborne and Stephen Michael Beaver.

    Devin is a graduate of Wytheville Community College and is a licensed physical therapist assistant for Worrell Therapy Services.
    Stephen is a graduate of Wytheville Community College and is a licensed electrician for RCS Communications in Max Meadows.
    An April 2015 wedding is planned and the couple will live in Independence.

  • Hannah Marie Hash celebrated her third birthday on Feb. 25. Family and friends celebrated with Hannah at her tractor party on Feb. 22. She is the daughter of Josh and Sarah Hash.

    Her grandparents are Joe and Felicia Hash, Charles and Tammy Copeland and Cody and Karen Wingate. She is the great-granddaughter of Wayne and Wanda Hash, James Hart, Frances Adams, Jerry and Nell Wingate and Thomas and Leta Farmer.

  • In an effort to prepare both staff and public for a new future, Bogeys, Galax’s answer to fine dining, held a private, small-plate dinner with wine pairings.

    Owner Kenneth Belton, who was one of the restaurant’s four owners before buying out the others late last year, was on hand along with consultant Judy Brannock; new chef J.C. Botero (born in Colombia, raised in south Florida and lately of Olde Mill Resort); sommelier Steve Foster of Andes Importers of Salem, who was responsible for the wine pairing; and new staff members.

  • L.D. Galyean celebrated his 80th birthday Feb. 18 with family at his home in Galax.

    He still works every day and stays young at heart.