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Big Cowan Church has memorial meeting




PAGEANT WINNER — Jace Taylor Bates, son of Justin ‘J.J.’ and Rhiannon Bates, won first place and most photogenic in the Mountain Heritage Baby Pageant on Sept. 13 in the 13018 months category. He is the grandson of Bobby Howard of Henryville, Ind.; Lewis and Jolean Fugate of Isom; J.H. and Thelma Bates of Whitesburg; and Connie Bates, also of Whitesburg. His greatgrandparents are the late John and Thelma Howard; Leslie and Shirley Dixon of Cornettsville; Pauline Bates of Whitesburg and the late Noble Bates; Janice Vance of Whitesburg; and Edward ‘Bubby’ Vance of Rutledge, Tenn.

PAGEANT WINNER — Jace Taylor Bates, son of Justin ‘J.J.’ and Rhiannon Bates, won first place and most photogenic in the Mountain Heritage Baby Pageant on Sept. 13 in the 13018 months category. He is the grandson of Bobby Howard of Henryville, Ind.; Lewis and Jolean Fugate of Isom; J.H. and Thelma Bates of Whitesburg; and Connie Bates, also of Whitesburg. His greatgrandparents are the late John and Thelma Howard; Leslie and Shirley Dixon of Cornettsville; Pauline Bates of Whitesburg and the late Noble Bates; Janice Vance of Whitesburg; and Edward ‘Bubby’ Vance of Rutledge, Tenn.

Late happy birthday wishes to Rose Halcomb, who turned 37 Sept. 20. She is the daughter of Theresa Halcomb Jones, and lives in Lexington. I hope she enjoyed her day.

Kendall Ison had a birthday Sept. 21. I hope you had a good one, Kendall.

Caleb Amburgey celebrated his first birthday at Cowan Community Center, Sunday, Sept. 12, with lots of family and friends in attendance. He is the son of Glenna Fields Amburgey and Grover Amburgey of Ingram’s Creek. Happy birthday, Sweetie.

Jody Fields returned home from the hospital Sept. 20. Thanks for all of your prayers. Sept. 22, his son, Timothy Joe Fields died. He was 33 years old, and is survived by his dad, his wife, Jamie Kalynn Page Fields, two sons, Dakota and Tyler, and a daughter, Brooklyn, a sister, Mindy Brown, and a host of friends and relatives.

Everyone I have talked to said that he was a real nice young man, was good to everyone, and a hard worker. Our prayers go out to his family. They have had their share of heartaches lately, so please keep all of them in your prayers, especially his dad. He still has some recovery to do after his accident.

Prayer list this week: Karu Miles and his family, Hazel and Earl Rayburn and their families, the families of Delmar and Roger Fields, the families of Glen Ratliff , my children and grandchildren, all of my readers and families, all of the churches and congregations, all the lost and homeless, our friends and relatives, Burdeen and Virginia Gilley, Bill and Agnes Maggard, Charles and Audrey Hammonds, Georgette and Harry Simms, Mary Lou Fields, and all those enslaved by drugs and alcohol.

My husband and I finally ventured out to the festival and saw several people we knew: Paul Fields, Charles and Shirley Day, their son Chuck and daughter, Alecia, Sue Banks, Delilah Day and Gerald Baker, Darlene Absher and her sister Brenda, and Enos Sturgill and his wife.My husband and I had dinner last Wednesday at the Extension Office. They had soup beans. Then on Friday, I had ribs from the Shriners. All of the food was good, and they had great cooks. Whoever sold the gingerbread on the square, it was delicious. I would love to have your recipe.

My husband and I bought a couple of walking sticks. Now that we are getting older, we might need them. Mike and Melinda went for two or three days, and stayed late. Paul Fields brought them home, and I wanted to thank him.

Also, pray for his mother, Geraldine. She isn’t in real good heath at this time.

Hello to Thula Ison and her son, Lonnie. I hope they are doing well. I will try to get down and see you soon, Thula.

Hello to Jessica Jones at Red Star. I wanted to tell you that Ashley is doing well. She’s still going to school and plans to start work next week at a daycare. She loves kids so that should be a good job for her, and she seems really happy.

I hope that your school year is going well.

Ashley Renee Fields will be 18 years old Sept. 30. It’s hard for me to believe that she is all grown up. She wants to have a big party, but money-wise, I don’t think she can afford it. Papaw and I wish you a very happy birthday. Don’t get so old that you can’t remember your grandparents and where they live. We love you very much and wish you the best.

The Big Cowan Old Regular Baptist Church had its memorial meeting last weekend. Sunday they read off 347 names of members who have passed on. They had a real good singing and preaching, lots of home-cooked food, and good fellowship. I met some new people and saw some people I hadn’t seen in a long time.

About 70 people were in attendance. With this being the oldest Old Regular Baptist Church in Kentucky, it still seems to be going strong. I will try to visit again.

I used to be an Old Regular, and I enjoyed it then.

Well, until next week,

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