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Teacher Jane Knight retires at Danville-Neel School

Published 9:23pm Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Jane Knight is being missed by her fellow teachers and many friends at Danville-Neel Elementary School.

Mrs. Knight retired at the end of the 2011-2012 school year after serving as a schoolteacher for 36 years. During her long tenure at Danville-Neel, she headed up the school’s annual talent show and Pioneer Days observance and was noted as always having extra time for her students and their parents. She was a very dedicated teacher who earned the respect of her co-workers, students and parents. She was honored as “Teacher of the Year” on three different occasions by veteran’s organizations and was also named “Morgan County Teacher of the Year.”

Ms. Knight was mentioned several times in valedictory speeches by her former students. According to Linda Owens, she was the reason that her daughter, Jonna, chose education as a career.

Congratulations to Ms. Knight on a job well done and best wishes for good health and happiness in your retirement. It is people like you who make our world a better place in which to live.

Members of Shady Grove Baptist Church express Christian love and heartfelt prayers for the following: James Roden, Florence Painter, Blondie Morris, Connie Campbell, Olivia Alred, Marty Etienne, Sanford Reeves, Phil Lane, Tina DeYoung, Cindy Simmons, Emma J. Bowling, Brad Anderson, Lillian McCleskey, Sydney Woznicki, Bob Sims, Richard Cannon, Ron Beavers, Mandy Price, Sandy Starnes, Christy Hall, Stephen Hamilton and Steve Raley.

Congratulations go out this week to Jonathan and Emily Alred on the birth of their daughter, Olivia Emerson Alred. She was born Aug. 3 weighing seven pounds and eight ounces. She is the granddaughter of Danny Alred and the great-granddaughter of Helen Alred.

Special happy birthday wishes go out this week to Hayden Little on Sept. 27, Nancy Eddy on Sept. 28 and Tyler McAbee on Sept. 30.

Wonderful belated happy wedding anniversary wishes go out to Dale and Hope McAbee who celebrated their anniversary on Sept. 25.

Happy wedding anniversary to Joseph and Brandi Hardin who will celebrate their 9th. anniversary on Sept. 27.

A want to remind everyone about the Massey School Reunion, which will be held Sat., Oct. 6, at the Massey Fire Station. Anyone having old photos or other school memorabilia is asked to bring them to share with other former students.

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