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Church raises money for building

Big Cowan


A late happy 70th birthday to Charles Day, who celebrated on July 31.

More birthdays that I forgot to mention are: Autumn Renee Hensley, who turned one on Aug. 1. She is the granddaughter of Rosa and Bobby Bates of Whitesburg; Ellen King on Aug. 5; Pam Taylor on Aug. 12, Sierra Dollarhide on Aug. 15; Peggy King Caudill on Aug. 18. All have a wonderful day, and a happy birthday.

The Lord has really blessed our little church. The Freewill Baptist Church of Whitesburg, located at Whitco, had a benefit singing and dinner on Aug. 1, and was able to raise enough money to have the building built to house the furniture and appliances for the needy. We also had a very generous donation.

Praise God, this is always something we all have wanted for awhile. We thank everyone for their support.

I made a mistake in the paper two weeks ago. Audrey and Charles Hammonds of North Vernon, Ind., wanted to say a big hello to their friend John Combs, not John Cornett. Sorry for the mistake.

I met a real nice family on Cowan on Saturday, James Standifer, his wife and daughter. They were having a yard sale.

Irene and Eugene Day have spent these hot days canning and freezing and stringing beans. They’ve also canned beets. They stay really busy for their age. Irene will be 81 on Aug. 6. Have a good one, Irene, and I love you very much.

She is my mom’s only sister still living. I pray that she will be around a few more years.

My granddaughters are in Augusta, Ga., this week, visiting relatives. I hope they are having a good time. They’re supposed to go to Myrtle Beach before they return to Indiana. I pray for them to have a safe trip.

My good friend and neighbor in Greensburg, Ind., needs our prayers. He is in the hospital. He is married to Shelby Thomas Bockover, the daughter of the late Culbert and Nancy Thomas, formerly of Little Cowan.

Get well soon, Bobby.

Uncle Isom Fields called from Morristown, Tenn., to tell everyone hello and to check up on everyone since the reunion.

I have had a vision and a dream for the Big Cowan Community Center for several years now, and my niece, Pam, has the same vision.

We would like to see steps built up to the Obie Fields Cemetery. Anyone who has ever been up there knows how steep it is, and it’s really hard for our older people to get up there.

I would like to see a few wooden steps with rails, and a platform to stop and rest, a few more steps, then another platform with more steps and a landing at the top.

If anyone knows someone who could donate the lumber, maybe we could have a meeting at the Center and get volunteers to help build it.

If anyone would like to help with this project or knows someone who could donate funds, please call me at 633-0439. Or if you have information on someone to call, get in touch with me. Thanks.

The Freewill Baptist Church at Whitco will be selling meatloaf dinners on Thursday, Sept. 3, starting at 11 a.m. members will be taking orders for eat in or carry out. The menu will consist of meatloaf, mashed potatoes, corn, green beans, a roll and a dessert for $5. You will need to furnish your own drink.

We really have some good cooks, and I’m sure you will enjoy it. You can call Johnny Collier at 633-0995.

I hated to hear that Freddie Frazier’s wife, Cheryl, had died. She had been sick for a long time.

Our sympathy goes out to Freddie and his son. I am sure she will be missed.

Our pastor, Johnny Collier, turned 62 on Aug. 3. The church gave him a gift card to use at Pine Mountain Grill or Double Kwik. He thanked everyone for it.

I hope you had a good day, Brother Johnny. We all love you.

People on our prayer list this week include: all of our children and grandchildren; those who are bound by drugs and alcohol; Kayleigh Russell, 3 years old, who has cancer; Linda Polly and family; Shelby and Bobby Bockover; Joann and Leroy Fields and family; John Simmonds and Lisa Simmonds; Grant Fields; Astor Fields Jr.; Archie Fields; Kathy Wolfe; Irene and Eugene Day; Melinda Daniel and Mary Lou Turner; Mary Ann Maggard; Barbara Ann Boggs; Bill and Agnes Maggard; Audrey and Charles Hammonds; Hazel and Earl Rayburn; and Mary Lou Fields.

Sorry if I’ve left anyone out. May the Lord bless you and keep you this week.

Attend the church of your choice and make God first in your life. Remember to “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him. And He shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6.


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