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Doty Creek School reunion planned May 16




FIGHT AGAINST HUNGER — The medical assisting, radiography and respiratory students from the campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College at Whitesburg engaged recently in a “Fight Against Hunger” war and collected 540 items for donation to the local food pantry. The respiratory class won the battle with a collection of 300 items. Shirley Sexton and Grayson Holbrook played key roles in the project.

FIGHT AGAINST HUNGER — The medical assisting, radiography and respiratory students from the campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College at Whitesburg engaged recently in a “Fight Against Hunger” war and collected 540 items for donation to the local food pantry. The respiratory class won the battle with a collection of 300 items. Shirley Sexton and Grayson Holbrook played key roles in the project.

Plans have been made for the Doty Creek Grade School reunion to be held on May 16, and the school bell will ring at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Anyone who attended school there, had relatives who attended, or would just enjoy a few hours of fun, visiting and chatting, please come join in.

Please bring photos, memories, or funny stories, and don’t forget to pack your lunch, too.

Call Ernie or Janie Caudill, 633-7481, or Charlotte Hampton, 633-2185, for more information.

Happy 50th wedding anniversary to Bennett and Carol Breeding, who will be having an anniversary party on Saturday.

Coreen Pridemore celebrated her birthday on April 29. We’ll not say how old she turned.

Thankfully, Ila Adams wasn’t hurt as badly as the doctors first thought when she fell early Saturday morning. They first thought she had a skull fracture, plus the cut on her head, but tests in Pikeville Hospital ruled out a skull fracture.

She had to have some staples to seal up the cut and got to come home once everything showed up okay. She was able to go to church on Sunday and is doing well despite the incident.

Recently, when we were visiting at Letcher Manor Nursing Home, we stopped by to say “happy birthday” to Danny Caudill. His sisters and brother and other family and friends were having him a birthday party, and he and Anita, his wife, were really enjoying having everyone there to help make his birthday special.

If April showers do bring May flowers, we should have plenty of pretty blooms next month. We even had some hail falling with the rain on Saturday night.

Sorry to learn at Dixon Memorial Church last Sunday that Relon Hampton hasn’t been feeling well. There were so many on the prayer list, which it seems to be that way at all churches.

The West Letcher Oral History meeting, held last Monday, was entertained by Randy Wilson and a group of dulcimer players.

Our area has been touched by so much sadness with the loss of beloved family members and friends.

Jeremiah

Michael Blair, son of the late Vernon and Vina Whitaker Blair, died in Elizabethtown. He was brought back here for the funeral, and was laid to rest in the Blair Cemetery on Blair Branch. He was a few years younger than me, and his sister, Reta, was my classmate. Sympathy to his son, daughter, sister, friends and relatives during their sorrows.

Sterlin Caudill, wonderful husband to Mertie and loving father to Lynn and Lisa, was called away on April 25 at the age of 90. He was a World War II veteran.

Sterlin and Mertie were blessed to spend 68 years together and usually, if you saw one, you’d see the other. They were so close. He was a son of the late Alva and Betty Caudill, and his brother, Elmer and sister, Dorothy, are the surviving siblings.

Our sympathy to the family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, his many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. He will be missed so much in the area.

The Hallie area of Linefork lost longtime resident Jack Watts. It seemed he was gone so suddenly, and we didn’t know he had gotten sick. Most everyone remembered him for the years he drove the school bus.

His funeral was held at Cedar Grove Church and he was laid to rest in the Watts Cemetery. Deepest condolences to Helen and their son Allen, Bozell and George B., the grandchildren, and all his kinfolks.

Over on the Knott County side at Redfox, longtime resident James Rhonald Higgins died. In his lifetime he was a member of the 1956 Carr Creek High School basketball team that won the state championship, a coal mine owner, a logging company owner and a certified electrician. But his biggest accomplishment was being a husband to the late Mollie Higgins and father to their children. Sympathy to the entire family who survives him.


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