Nita J. Gillespie Ressler, 84, of Richmond, passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2011, at the Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center of Richmond, Kentucky. She was born on October 2, 1927, in Blair, Oklahoma, to the late Roy Wells and Maggie Grace Plew Gillespie. She was the widow of MSgt. Harry Kaylor Ressler (Ret.).
Mrs. Ressler had worked as a retail grocery clerk for many years and was a homemaker, who loved reading in her spare time. In 1945, she was crowned the Cotton Queen of Kern County, California, and was very proud of this accomplishment for her efforts in supporting the military.
The Kentucky Farm Bureau Berea Office has recently put the final touches on their newly completed finished walk-out basement. The space is a new and bright open room, which is a total of 2464 square feet and includes a kitchenette and two bathrooms. Our office is conveniently located off I-75 at exit 77. The space is well suited for meetings, weddings and baby showers, birthday parties, bereavement dinners and other types of catered dinners.
The space cost $100.00 a day to rent. Another $100.00 is required for the deposit of which $50.00 is kept as a clean up charge. The person renting the facility can clean the room thoroughly instead of paying the $50.00 cleaning fee. Also no alcohol or live bands are allowed on premises, to comply with Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance requirements. If you would like to look at the meeting space or have any questions, please call David Mayo at 986-2318.
I started reading Christmas stories to groups when I was only 5 years old. I guess I’ve always had a knack for storytelling because as I stood before my brother’s 3rd grade class and read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, I didn’t realize that the book was upside down. Although my telling of Clement Clarke Moore’s story was not verbatim, nonetheless, its spirit and meaning were very much alive. Because, you see, the spirit of Christmas resides in the hearts and minds of children; written words will never express the true meaning of Christmas that lives within us.
As a child I can remember our family going to the hospital cafeteria so that we could eat Christmas dinner with my mom when she was at work. Therefore, I am confident that I have had more holiday meals in a hospital than I have at home. That experience gives me an eccentric feeling of belonging to Continue reading A Christmas Story→
Chad Hembree and Jennifer Escobar catch up with Body Recall director Jeff Rubin at the broadcast booth of BereaOnline.coms coverage of the 2011 Berea Twilight Christmas Parade. One of the subjects discussed is the terrible loss to the community by the passing of Dorothy Chrisman, founder of Body Recall and retired Berea College professor.
Rhonda McIntyre catches up with Parade chair Danny Miller once again in to see how things are lining up. Danny Miller represents the Berea Chamber of Commerce parade committee and is an active agent for New York Life.
Join the Berea Parks and Recreation Department TONIGHT Dec.13th at 6pm at the Folk Center for Christmas cookie making, games, activities, arts and crafts and perhaps a special guest! Free event-all ages! Call 986-9402 for more info!
Local Businessman Frankie Blevins chimes in with Rhonda McIntyre to explain why the parade is not only important to his family, but serves his business as well. Frankie is a practicing attorney with the Berea firm of Blevins Law.
Glenn R. Marshall, 66, passed away on Monday morning, December 5, 2011 at his Waco cabin.
Glenn was born on July 16, 1945 in Madison County and was the son of Glenard Bush Marshall and Anna Margaret Hunter Marshall. During the Vietnam Era, he served in the U.S. Army, spending 18 months in Korea. Glenn was a teacher, coach, and school administrator, having previously served as Superintendent and Interim Superintendent of Madison County Schools. He was currently Assistant Superintendent of Madison County Schools. The Richmond Chamber of Commerce had honored him with the B. Michael Caudill Educator of the Year Award. Glenn was a member of the First Baptist Church of Richmond.
He was preceded in death by his father, Glenard Bush Marshall, and one brother, Curtis Marshall.
As the temperatures plummeted to 25 degrees the brisk air and full moon provided a radiant glow upon the historical Irvinton Home in Richmond, KY on Saturday evening. The Spirit of Christmas came alive on the inside providing warmth, cheer, education and delicious refreshments to the visitors attending the open house.
Richmond Tourism and Battle of Richmond Association jointly coordinated this fundraiser for the Salvation Army, providing tours and stories from the 1800””s sharing their knowledge about the 1862 Battle of Richmond and the construction of the beautiful historic Irvinton home.
Several Battle of Richmond Association Board members, reenactors, and area students, along with Richmond Tourism Director Lori Tatum were on hand dressed elegantly in period clothing. Santa and Mrs. Claus made an appearance to listen to the Christmas wishes from the children that Continue reading 2011 Christmas Spirit at Irvinton→
The mission of the Berea Chamber of Commerce is, with integrity, to promote prosperity and enhance the quality of life in the Folk Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky by supporting current businesses; encouraging new business development; enhancing communication and collaboration; along with promoting Berea as a place to live and work and the Awards Banquet proves that the Chamber is doing an exceptional job accomplishing these goals.
The Awards Banquet was held Friday, December 9th at the historical Boone Tavern Hotel & Restaurant with a reception in the lobby and Greg Shackelford providing beautiful Christmas music. The banquet began at 7PM in the dining hall with entertainment by Ronnie Parker & Friends.