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The Spiker Gazette
Oxford, WV                                                       Volume 1                    Issue 1                                       June 2, 2007
In this Issue:  
  "Here's What's in the News Today" -- an Introduction to the Spiker Gazette
  "An Apple a Day (from the Spiker Family Tree) Keeps the Doctor Away???"
  "Introducing the Spiker Gazette Staff"
  Join our Mailing List -- Get the Spiker Gazette sent directly to your mailbox each month.
  Family Announcements -- This is what you told our reporters at the 2007 Annual Spiker Reuni

HERE'S WHAT'S IN THE NEWS TODAY.

 

AN APPLE A DAY (FROM THE SPIKER FAMILY TREE) KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY???  Submitted by Bobbi Spiker-Conley

         

People have long relied on newspapers for information regarding local and world events.  In addition to the "news of the day", these periodicals also provided announcements of births, marriages and deaths, and provided entertainment through society-, neighborhood- and gossip-columns.  The Spiker Gazette is now the media for all things relating to the Spiker Family Gathering Place. 

This page is your first stop for all the latest news and information about the Spiker family.  Check out upcoming activities in our CALENDAR.  Look up someone's contact information in our ADDRESS BOOK.  Post your thoughts in our FORUM.  Or simply stop by for a CHAT

Check back often for the most recent edition of the Spiker Gazette.

 

 

Robert Spiker may have gotten his eyes from his mother and his nose from his father but that's not the only thing he received from his family.  He also inherited an increased risk for colon cancer, prostate cancer and Alzheimer's Disease.  As he discovered, knowledge of one's Medical Family Tree is a vital tool that can help you and your doctor make informed decisions about screening for, and preventing, potential health problems. 

Inspired by Bob's story (which you can read here), the first project for the Spiker Family Gathering Place is to create a complete Family Medical Tree.

You may be assured that your personal health information will NOT be posted on our website.  The finished chart will be distributed at the 2008 Spiker Family Reunion ONLY to those that volunteer to participate in this project. 

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We can help you get started.  Simply visit the Spiker Family Medical Tree for tips  on creating your own personal medical chart.

At minimum, we would like to include the health information for all first and second generation Spikers (Jake and Gay and their children).  You may choose to include your own health information as well.  (Even if you do not share with the group your own health info or that of your children, your personal chart should include this data.  Be sure to share your entire history with your physician.)

A volunteer is needed to receive everyone's completed charts to compile them into a single medical history that can be distributed to the rest of the Spiker clan.  Anyone interested in volunteering for this project should contact Bobbi Spiker Conley.


Spiker Family Reunion

The Spiker Family Auction raised $405 to benefit the South Fork Cemetery Fund.  In attendance were...

 

Brada Stotts Evans, WV   Brock Stotts Evans, WV
Paula Nolan Columbia, MO   Michael Nolan Columbia, MO
Mark Spiker Pennsboro, WV   Marilyn Spiker Pennsboro, WV
Katie Spiker Pennsboro, WV   Jeana Spiker Pennsboro, WV
Mike Spiker Ripley, WV   Drew Spiker Ripley, WV
Ann King Bunner Harrisville, WV   Kari Deremer Morgantown, WV
Briana Spiker Morgantown, WV   Cathy Gregis Jane Lew, WV
Larry Gregis Jane Lew, WV   Clayton Yeager Salem, WV
Devon Yeager Salem, WV   Mikayla Yeager Salem, WV
Sarah Smith Charleston, WV   Chris Smith Charleston, WV
Connor Smith Charleston, WV   Kate Smith Charleston, WV
Chris Swiger Jane Lew, WV   Jonelle Swiger Jane Lew, WV
Slate Swiger Jane Lew, WV   Sawyer Swiger Jane Lew, WV
Angie Benson Hurricane, WV   Robby Benson Hurricane, WV
Connie Holovics Amherst, NY   David Holovics Amherst, NY
John Spiker Jane Lew, WV   Sue Spiker Jane Lew, WV
David Spiker Jane Lew, WV   Bryan Spiker Jane Lew, WV
John Bob Spiker Jane Lew, WV   Kate Spiker Jane Lew, WV
Ava Spiker Jane Lew, WV   Gracie Spiker Jane Lew, WV
Keri Hurst West Milford, WV   Dana Hurst West Milford, WV
Morgan Hurst West Milford, WV   Phoebe Hurst West Milford, WV
Dean Spiker Good Hope, WV   Jeff Spiker Good Hope, WV
Jean Spiker Good Hope, WV   Alice Spiker Marietta, OH
Jane Hayes Harrisville, WV   Cali Hayes Harrisville, WV
Cruz Hayes Harrisville, WV   Boots Larew Union, WV
Coon Larew Union, WV   Melanie Fouse Inwood, WV