Mother's Day contest winners announced
Pictured from left are: Jordan Howington, 11, a fifth grader at South Ripley Elementary, his grandmother, Linda Alsip, Versailles, and Zane Stewart, 5, pictured with his mother, Amy Stewart of Osgood. Jordan and Zane were winners in Ripley Publishing Co.'s annual Mother's Day contest. They each received $15 and a dozen roses to present to their mothers. Jordan wrote: "My mom is special because she is not my mom. She is my Mamaw. She got me when I was a brand new baby 11 years ago. She takes good care of me. She helps me do my homework and watches me play baseball. She cooks good too. She don't play Wii so good but she plays gin rummy really good. When I was little I asked her if I came from her tummy. She said no I came from her heart. I think that might be better. I love her and she loves me. Zane wrote: "She loves me. She rites me notes in my snack box. She reads books to me. I love my mom." He is a kindergartner at JCD and the son of Amy and Bill Stewart of Osgood.