Zachary Arlin Jent born Friday, Oct. 12. He weighed 7 lbs and was 19 inches long. Parents are Allen and Jessica Jent. Grandparents are David and Opal Jent, Larry and Joann Hall. Great-grandparents are Allen and Sylvania Whitaker, and Rachel and Arlin Shepherd. He was born in Laconte Medical Center in Sevierville, Tenn.
Steve and Phyllis Adams of Elk Creek lost one of their grandsons. Scotty Shepherd of Michigan died on Oct. 15. He was 26.
Carcassonne New Covenant Ministries would like to invite everyone to special services on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 6 p.m. The speakers will be Kevin Wilson and Tim Amburgey. Then on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 11 a.m., the speaker will be Steve Collette, an ex-drug addict who was transformed by the power of God. He also appeared in the documentary “Appalachian Dawn”. Everyone is welcome. You can call 633-3865 for more information. The directions are you take Hwy. 3408 below Blackey and proceed across the mountain. Bear right at Pascal Dixon Rd. Follow until the Carcassonne Church sign.
Happy birthday to Ethan Brown of Letcher. It was on Oct. 10.
There was a baby shower held for Ethan and Crystal Frazier at the Blair Branch Church. They are expecting a baby girl in November. They have a son, Gage.
Happy birthday to Kaydance and Kameran Tourangeau of Blackey. It was their fifth on Oct. 12. They are the children of Jessica Sparks and Justin Combs and have a baby sister, Kennadie Combs. Grandparents are myself and my husband Lee Roy of Carcassonne, and Paula Sparks of Michigan and the late Jeff Sparks of Neon.
Happy birthday to Tommy Gibson of Isom. It was on the 12th. Tammy Whitaker of Blackey had one on the 13th, Ann Caudill Hite of Hazard the 15th, Patrick Wells of Lexington also the 15th, Michelle Wilder of Crases Branch the 16th, John Dixon of Carcassonne the 19th, Brandie Back of Elk Creek the 18th, and Oakley Fugate of Carbon Glow turned 19 on Oct.15. Shiloh Morton of Carcassonne had a birthday on the 20th and Shaun Ratliff of Blackey had one on the 19th
My sympathy to the family of Has Griffie of Hallie. He died on Oct. 11. He was 74.
Danny ‘Hoot’ Campbell had to be taken to the WARH last week and last I heard he was in ICU. I wish him the best.
Emory Caudill of Carcassonne had to have a heart cath on Thursday in Huntington, West Va. He is doing well now.
Earl Combs of Carcassonne had surgery also on Thursday. I hope he is doing better.
Happy anniversary to John and Melody Morton of Jeremiah. It was their 25th on Oct. 17. They renewed their vows at the Blair Branch Church on the 17th.
The Rotary Club of Whitesburg is needing a list of parents with children ages newborn to 5 years old because the Dolly Parton Imagination Library will be starting a program for the zip codes 41804, 41821, 41824, 41826 and 41832. This is the Isom area all the way down to Linefork. Also I just found out another zip for the other side going down the other side of the road toward Linefork. It’s 41731. They get their mail from Cornettsville. If anyone that meets the criteria and would like to send me their information, names, the names of the children, and your phone number, your children will receive free books. You can send me your information at firstname.lastname@example.org. Joyce Whitaker of Carcassonne is the one who asked me to do this and I think it’s a great idea. She said it would probably take a little while to get started, maybe around February of next year.
My sympathy to the family of Paul Gene Adams of Isom. He died on Oct.16. My husband Lee Roy worked with him in the mines. He was 44.
Rachel Smith and Michael Phillips’s baby girl Neveah had to be put in the hospital on Saturday evening. She has been sick with a virus and her fever went to 105.3. I hope she feels better soon. She is a precious baby. They live on Carcassonne.