Birthdays


Lura Hambelton happily greeted family and long-time friends at the March 4 celebration of her 92nd birthday. She expressed thanks to each person who came to her party, as well as those who sent birthday greetings. Lura Faye (as many people know her) beamed as she reported that she had received 76 beautiful birthday cards. She said she has spent hours reading and rereading them, enjoying each card and the words written in it. Her family also expressed its gratitude to those who helped Lura feel special and loved on her 92nd birthday.  

Jena Moyer, right, gets ready to serve up the 90th-birthday cake after Theta Porter blows out the candles.
SQUIRES – Customers, friends and family poured into Porter’s Cafe on Monday for a sweet reason — but, for once, it wasn’t proprietor Theta Porter’s homemade pies.Instead, it was simply to celebrate the beloved cafe owner, who turned 90 last week.“Not many people her age are still running a...

Jena Moyer, right, gets ready to serve up the 90th-birthday cake after Theta Porter blows out the candles.
SQUIRES – Customers, friends and family poured into Porter’s Cafe on Monday for a sweet reason — but, for once, it wasn’t proprietor Theta Porter’s homemade pies.Instead, it was simply to celebrate the beloved cafe owner, who turned 90 last week.“Not many people her age are still running a...
Celebrating 92nd birthday Friends and family of Lura Faye Hambelton, right, are invited to join her in celebrating her 92nd birthday from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at the home of her daughter, Charlotte Hambelton Barr, 63 Panoramic Point northeast of Gainesville (immediately off of County Road...
The children of Bonnie Luna of Gainesville and the late Delbert Luna helped Bonnie celebrate her 88th birthday Jan. 9 at the home of their daughter, Marilyn Tilley. Pictured, from left: Carolyn Sue Cockman, Bonnie Luna, Shirley Sinor and Marilyn Tilley. Also present were Larry Cockman, Delbert...

Joe Dolecki will celebrate his 100th birthday at a party to be hosted by his son and granddaughter Sunday at The Center in Gainesville. Everyone is invited.
Editor’s note: Gainesville-area resident Joe Dolecki will celebrate his 100th birthday from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, at The Center in Gainesville. Everyone is invited to the party. This story about Joe’s first 100 years is based on information provided by Yolanda Dolecki, his wife of 69 years...
Ozark County native Lena Ledbetter Hobbs, now living in Dallas, Texas, celebrated her 89th birthday Monday by enjoying gifts of chocolate, a fresh-flower bouquet and a party balloon followed by a meal with her daughter, Anita Hobbs Horton, at her favorite Mexican restaurant. The waiters “swooned...
Ozark County native John R. Sims, seated, center, now living in Mountain Home, Arkansas, was honored recently with a surprise 90th birthday hosted by his family including wife Guavana, pictured behind him with their four children, from left, Jeania Hood, Rick Sims, Terry Sims and Katherine Coffman...

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