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Fire threatens Carcassonne Community Center


Happy birthday to Billie Miller of Blackey. It was on Nov. 6.

A power line went down over here on last week and caught the hills on fire. It was heading right for the Carcassonne Community Center but thankfully it was put out. It would have been a great loss to lose the center. Mae Fugate called and she and the community wanted to thank Letcher Fire and Rescue; our magistrate, Keith Adams; Mae’s son-in-law, Danny Hall, and everyone else that helped with the fire. It was also the evening that we got a thunderstorm so that was a help also.

Mae’s daughter, Loretta Henrikson, has been sick. She has laryngitis and is not feeling well. I hope she feels better soon. One of Mae’s other daughters, Wanda Howie, came in and visited with Mae. Wanda lives in Tennessee.

Stella Dixon of Blackey, had to be put in the Pikeville hospital on Friday. She is having problems with her kidneys. They said only about 40 percent was working. Her granddaughter, Tammy Whitaker, was supposed to be baptized at the Blackey Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday, but it was postponed till Stella comes home. Sunday was the homecoming at the church.

Junior Adams of Whitesburg, is also in the Pikeville hospital. He has fluid built up around his heart. He is the father of Rita Gilley of Letcher.

On Saturday, my son, Justin; my nephew, Gary Fugate; my niece, Shanna Adams and her husband, B.J.; Dusty Blair, and Joey Caudill all went to the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville to see the groups Hinder and Papa Roach in concert.

Some of my family went up and visited with my cousin, Eric Back in the nursing home. He is doing OK except for his hands. They cause him a lot of pain and sometimes he just can’t use them. My uncle, Dorse Back, goes by and sees him just about every day to see if he needs anything.

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