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Elswick family enjoys week at Pigeon Forge

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TORI RAE MEADE is the daughter of Travis and Hilary Meade. Her grandparents are Sheila Swisher of Whitesburg, John Swisher of Smoot Creek, and Betty Meade of Sergent.

TORI RAE MEADE is the daughter of Travis and Hilary Meade. Her grandparents are Sheila Swisher of Whitesburg, John Swisher of Smoot Creek, and Betty Meade of Sergent.

Hello, everyone, hope you are all doing well. I’ve been seeing some forest fires across from us. I hope it hasn’t caused any damage.

Pricy Elswick called me the other day to tell me her family spent a week in Pigeon Forge. All her family except one and all her grandchildren but two went along. They went to a car show and stayed at the Lazy Bear Motel and all really enjoyed it.

I enjoyed going to the Ermine Center on Friday. Lennon Hammock wanted me to mention all the workers up there. They work really hard and are all so nice and friendly. They always make you want to come back.

I saw Bob Mohen up at the First Baptist Church. We were up there to get our Angel Food. He said he and his wife, Flo, had spent a week in Kansas and he didn’t like Kansas. There’s no place like our own Letcher County.

I sure am enjoying the music Bobby Pass of Indiana sent me. I called and thanked him and enjoyed talking to him. I think I found out his whole life history and who his family is. I didn’t have to tell him any of mine; he had all that from reading my news in The Eagle. If you have a computer, he has a radio show, “Bobby Joe’s Gospel Jubilee”, on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. I think Rose Ballard Durham mentioned it in last week’s Eagle. It’s bobbyjoe@bounceradio.net. Some of you may want to get it. It features a lot of our local singers, Gary Bennet, James Bennet Adams, Steve Caudill, Brock Family, and many more. He’s formerly from here.

GOING TO IRAQ -  Chris Hooper, son of Judy and Paul Hooper, is on his way to Iraq. He is from Cowan.

GOING TO IRAQ – Chris Hooper, son of Judy and Paul Hooper, is on his way to Iraq. He is from Cowan.

I called my old friend, Ada (Miller) King, a few days ago. She was doing well. Her husband, Arthur King, was having some leg trouble. Hope he is doing better. They live in Miamisburg, Ohio. They were Suite 107Lexington, our Marlowe friends. My sister, Louise Shepherd, and her three daughters, Shannon Banks, Pam Gardner, and Carol Day, spent the day on Saturday at Kingsport celebrating Louise’s birthday. Her birthday is April 30. She’s probably 39 and holding. They had a good trip.

I went to a household shower at Cowan Community Center on Saturday for Suzette Sturgill and Randall Sexton. They will be married May 31 in Gatlinburg. It was a real good shower. It was good seeing all the Cowan people. There was a big crowd and lots of good food and nice gifts.

There was a birthday party on Saturday evening for my great-grandson, Sam Mullins, at the Hazard Pavilion. There were lots of people there. They all had a great time. He is the son of Angie (Hatton) Mullins and Rich Mullins of Dry Fork.

We had one of the very best revivals at our church, Whitco Pentecostal Faith Tabernacle, with evangelist Bro. Jimmy Jewel of Ohio. Our pastor, Bro. John Conn, and the whole church thank everyone for helping make it great. All the other churches who attended surely were appreciated. We are proud of our church.

My sons, Rob and Billy, and I enjoyed our usual Wednesday night meal at Pine Mountain Grill. I look forward to that each week. I’m glad Rob was feeling better after his bout with the flu.

My husband, Clyde, is doing about the same.

May God bless all of you. Try to be in church somewhere this week.

This news from the Ermine Senior Citizens Center:

“On April 22, visitors at the Ermine Senior Citizens Center were Senator Johnny Ray Turner and Judge Jim Ward. Mr. Turner talked to all the seniors and was very nice.

“After lunch the seniors played bingo and as it was Earth Week, the gifts were items to go along with the occasion, and very nice gifts, too.

“Thursday we had a hot dog sale and we did really well. The workers worked very hard for the sale. Thanks to all of you that helped. We really appreciate everything you do for us.

“Lizzie M. Wright and Rhonda Cook went to Kingsport, Tenn. They saw Josephine Spangler there, who had been in a car wreck a few weeks back. She was there to see the doctor. She hurt her knee and her hand was broken, also her fingers. She was there to have her casts removed and they put smaller ones back on. Hope you get OK, Josephine, and get back to the center real soon as we all miss you.

“Lizzie Mae and Rhonda ate lunch at Golden Corral and saw some of the Boone Fork seniors there also. After lunch they went shopping and then back to Kentucky, the best place in the world.

“Our site manager, Debbie Slone, is back at work and doing better. We hope she will soon be well. We missed you and are glad you’re back with us. We love you, Debbie. From all the gang at the Ermine Center.

“If you are a senior citizen and want to have fun, come and join us. We quilt, tack quilts, play games, talk, and eat. We have wonderful cooks and the best food ever. So come on and join us. We welcome you to our center. Until next time, may God bless all.”

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