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Today's Features

  • Kaylee Danielle Clontz turned three on Jan. 3. She is the daughter of Danielle Clontz of Wytheville.
    Krissy Rebecca Clontz turned four Dec. 29. She is the daughter of Eric Clontz of Fries.

    Both celebrated Jan. 16 with a Tinkerbell party at the Wytheville Community Center with family and friends.
    Their grandparents are Tim and Rebecca Clontz of Fries. Great-grandparents are Ileen and the late Boyd Trimble of Fries and the late James and Nancy Clontz of Galax.

  • Hazel Louise Jackson observed her 100th birthday anniversary on Feb. 6 in the main dining hall of Wheatland Assisted Living in Hillsville at 3 p.m.
    She was born Feb. 6, 1911 in Galax, and was the fourth of seven girls born to Joel and Addie Hawkins.
    She was graduated from Galax High School in 1929, the year of the Great Depression.

    Jackson’s father was a blacksmith and a mason who laid brick on many of the buildings built in the early 1900s in Galax.

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  • These five generations of girls were together recently during the Christmas holidays: (from left) great-great grandmother (Memaw) Maxine Spencer, Cox’s Chapel community,

    holding Audree Violet Robinson of Waynesville, N.C.; great-grandmother Marla Money of Chilhowie; grandmother Tina Webb of Asheville, N.C.,
    mother of Audree; Kailey Robinson of Waynesville.

  • Carolyn Elizabeth Gardner and Philip Michael Hash were married July 17, 2010.
    Gardner is the daughter of Reginald and Jan Gardner.

    She received a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and a master’s degree in British literature from Radford University.
    She is employed by Grayson County schools as a secondary English teacher.
    Hash is the son of Mike and Deanna Hash.
    He received a bachelor’s degree from Roanoke College in environmental science.

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  • Robert Dean and Norma Higgins will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Feb. 2.

    Their three children and spouses are Danny and Donna Higgins, Tony Higgins and Jeanne and Steve Franks.

  • Kasen Lane Galyean turned four on Jan. 9. He celebrated with a bull riding party at his home with family and friends. He is the son of Donnie and Angie Galyean of Baywood.

    He is the grandson of Nelson and Linda Galyean, Jimmy and Cathy Jones and Dennis and Janie Cox. He is the great-grandson of Chuck and Mitzi Galyean and Naoma Davis. He has two sisters, Hailee Anders and Kristin Galyean.

  • Isabella Joe Marshall celebrated her second birthday Jan. 6 with a cat themed pool party at the Galax Rec Center with family and friends. She is the daughter of Joseph and Chrissy Marshall of Galax.

    Her grandparents are Randy and Kim Bell of Galax and Dennis and Opie Marshall of Ararat.