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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





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 StottsEvans, WV Brock StottsEvans, WV
Paula NolanColumbia, MO Michael NolanColumbia, MO
Mark SpikerPennsboro, WV Marilyn SpikerPennsboro, WV
Katie SpikerPennsboro, WV Jeana SpikerPennsboro, WV
Mike SpikerRipley, WV Drew SpikerRipley, WV
Ann King BunnerHarrisville, WV Kari DeremerMorgantown, WV
Briana SpikerMorgantown, WV Cathy GregisJane Lew, WV
Larry GregisJane Lew, WV Clayton YeagerSalem, WV
Devon YeagerSalem, WV Mikayla YeagerSalem, WV
Sarah SmithCharleston, WV Chris SmithCharleston, WV
Connor SmithCharleston, WV Kate SmithCharleston, WV
Chris SwigerJane Lew, WV Jonelle SwigerJane Lew, WV
Slate SwigerJane Lew, WV Sawyer SwigerJane Lew, WV
Angie BensonHurricane, WV Robby BensonHurricane, WV
Connie HolovicsAmherst, NY David HolovicsAmherst, NY
John SpikerJane Lew, WV Sue SpikerJane Lew, WV
David SpikerJane Lew, WV Bryan SpikerJane Lew, WV
John Bob SpikerJane Lew, WV Kate SpikerJane Lew, WV
Ava SpikerJane Lew, WV Gracie SpikerJane Lew, WV
Keri HurstWest Milford, WV Dana HurstWest Milford, WV
Morgan HurstWest Milford, WV Phoebe HurstWest Milford, WV
Dean SpikerGood Hope, WV Jeff SpikerGood Hope, WV
Jean SpikerGood Hope, WV Alice SpikerMarietta, OH
Jane HayesHarrisville, WV Cali HayesHarrisville, WV
Cruz HayesHarrisville, WV Boots LarewUnion, WV
Coon LarewUnion, WV Melanie FouseInwood, WV