Whitesburg KY

Benefit dinner planned at Blair Branch Church


I hope everyone has been about to get out and enjoy the last few days of nice, warm weather. It gives you a chance to work around the outside of your house and do the last of the yard work, cleaning porches, etc., or just get out and take a walk.

David and Denise Mullins of Isom enjoyed the weekend at Blowing Rock, N.C.

The fund-raisers held for Travis Morton have been getting an overwhelming show of support. The radiothon raised over $16,000, then there were the hot-dog dinners and the bluegrass music benefit held at Campbell’s Branch School, which were both very successful. It shows how much Travis and his family are loved by the communities, and how everyone is concerned about Travis’s health.

The community will also be having a soup bean dinner with all the extras that go with it, held at the Blair Branch Church on Nov. 20, from 11 a.m -7 p.m. The cost will be $5 and all proceeds will go to Travis and his family for their medical and personal expenses while he is in the hospital in Cincinnati.

Bob and I, Sue Goodson, Kenny Joe Banks, Opal and Hunter Banks all went to Lexington recently for Opal’s doctor appointment. After leaving the doctor’s office, we drove to Nicholasville to have dinner and a visit with Jessie Banks at the new Cracker Barrel Restaurant. We were glad she had time to sit down and eat with us.

Former Jeremiah resident Alger Bowens died last week after recently having a lung transplant. Alger was the son of the late Paul and Annie Bowens, who lived on Drew Branch (Dee Smith Hollow), and later lived at the mouth of the hollow. He was a brother to Donald, Josephine, Pauline and Edie, and they, along with his son and grandchildren, have our sympathy. His uncle, Gene Back, will also miss him so much.

Evolena Adams hasn’t been feeling well lately, and Vada Caudill is also having a lot of health problems. We hope these two Blair Branch ladies are doing better this week.

The Mount Olivet Church at Blackey will be having its church bazaar on Dec. 5 this year, so keep that on your calendar for some good eats and gifts.

The Isom Presbyterian Church is having its bazaar on Nov. 21, and its usually has a nice sale, too.

Brenda Caudill Watts died this past week, and her funeral was held at the Cedar Grove Church on Sunday evening. She was the daughter of the late Arlie and Edith Caudill of Crases Branch, and the wife of Gary Watts. Our sympathy goes out to her family.

I think I forgot to mention that Shade Combs Jr. had recently died in Indiana, and his funeral was held there. He was a brother to Bennett Combs, and many back here remembered him.

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