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Larry Adams Martial Arts is very proud of longtime member John Epling (right) of Elkhorn City. Epling was promoted to third degree black belt on Feb. 1. He has been studying Kenpo Karate under Larry Adams for 14 years and throughout that time never failed to impress all of those around him with his dedication to his study of martial arts and his discipline in his practice of martial arts. He is the example of excellence and an asset to our organization and his community.

Larry Adams Martial Arts is very proud of longtime member John Epling (right) of Elkhorn City. Epling was promoted to third degree black belt on Feb. 1. He has been studying Kenpo Karate under Larry Adams for 14 years and throughout that time never failed to impress all of those around him with his dedication to his study of martial arts and his discipline in his practice of martial arts. He is the example of excellence and an asset to our organization and his community.

It’s wonderful when you actually achieve your goals and one of my goals was to write for The Mountain Eagle after retiring and moving to Little Cowan. I am now writing my first column for The Mountain Eagle (after retiring and moving to Little Cowan).

I’m proud to follow some strong women in my life who wrote for The Mountain Eagle. My Granny Beulah Caudill, my Aunt Carolyn Ison, my Great-Aunt Elsie Banks, and cousins Doris Banks, Doris Ison, and Kathy LaMonte all wrote the Cowan News at one time or other. I probably left out someone but I’m proud to follow in their footsteps.

If you have any Cowan news, just send an email to cowannews@aol.com and I’ll try to get it in the Cowan column.

Harold Day is home from the hospital. He had a bad four-wheeler accident a couple months ago and has been in the Hazard Hospital. He is home with home health and physical therapy helping him. His family and friends are so glad he’s home and recuperating.

Faye Campbell is home from the hospital. She was at Central Baptist in Lexington. She’s doing better. Faye is my sister-in-law.

I am enjoying the warmer winter weather here in Letcher County. Mike and I lived in Wyoming for 3 1/2 years and I’m glad to be out of their winter weather. I still get weather notices from Wyoming and that state is having more ice and snow. A friend sent a text to tell me it was zero degrees for a high. After reading that text I knew I preferred the upand down temperatures of Kentucky.

On Saturday, Feb. 9, I attended a bridal shower in Lexington for my niece Jaimie Ware. Jaimie will be marrying Skylar Mefford of Amelia, Oh., in March. Jaimie’s parents are Susan and Tony Ware of Lexington. The shower was held at Calvary Church of the Nazarene in Lexington. Another niece, Janis Marr, was the hostess for the shower. Those in attendance for the shower, along with Jaimie, were: Susan Stamper, Alyssa Stamper, Laura Harris, Cassie Harris, Hannah Harris, Susan Ware, Lori De Jesus, Jennifer Jimenez and daughters Savanna, Isabella, Lilliana, and Marcy, Ellen Woodroof, Joy Welch, Alicia Holman, Shirley Bonta, Rachel Smith and daughter Leighton, and Barbara Campbell all of Lexington.

Also attending were Thelma Ison and Debbie Vice of Flemingsburg; Janis Marr and children Addison and Tucker of Berea; Donna Hollingshead of Burlington; Heilery Mefford and Brenda Richendollar of Seaman, Oh.; Terry Fischer Ware of Nicholasville; Carol Ware of Pittsboro, Ind.; Lizzy Jones of Louisville, Laura Curtis and Debbie Ross of Cynthiana; Kate Rockey of Amelia, Oh.; and Martha Wenning of Whitesburg. Jaimie received a lot of nice gifts and there were a lot of memories made along with fun.

I do check out social media and sometimes I read something that seems worthwhile: Remember — friends are supposed to make you feel good about yourself.

Enjoy the week.

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