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Fire was burning on top of Carbon Glow


Our hot, dry weather continues across the area and everything is so dusty and brown looking. The weatherman says we’re supposed to have rain this week and cooler temperatures also. Hopefully we can get some rain to keep the forest fire threat down.

On top of Carbon Glow a large fire was burning across the dry grass and weeds. On Sunday evening we drove by to take a look. The fire looked like it had been close to the gas well equipment sitting on the hill, and the wind blowing was fanning the fire on.

Hope everyone had a good Labor Day weekend. It was Isom Days and the rodeo that weekend and many people came out to attend.

The Indian Bottom Church Association also met on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of that weekend. A very large crowd gathered in to attend. Many different churches were well represented at the old school building at Yellow Creek in Knott County. Everyone enjoyed the Christian fellowship, good food and meeting with their brothers and sisters in the Lord.

Our sympathy goes out to the family of Sherd Martin, who died last week. He lost his wife just a short time ago and his family has lost both of their parents in a short time span. Sherd lived a long life, being 100 years old at his passing.

Also, the family of Marvin Jarrett must be heartbroken to lose their brother. Marvin was active in the Whitesburg area and known by many for his volunteering on WMMT. Our thoughts are with his family and friends during their sorrow.

I received a note from former Jeremiah resident Jean Logan, now of Michigan. She wanted to let folks know that former Blackey resident Kester “Bug” Logan was killed in a car accident on Sept. 4 near his home in Lake, Mich. He was laid to rest there, next to his late wife, Helen. Their son, Harold, and his family survive them and Bug also leaves three sisters, Sara, Zola, and “Pete.”

Jean didn’t get to make it “home” to Kentucky this year. Her family has been going through a lot of health problems. She says hello to all back here.

It was sad to learn that H.D. Caudill had died. I haven’t heard any details about it except his sons were taking him to Texas to a World War II reunion. His sister, Dare, was supposed to have had a new pacemaker put in last Thursday. I hope it went well and helps her to be a little stronger.

George M. “Junior” Adams Jr. took his sisters Opal Banks and Hazel Adams up to visit their brother, Bill Adams, who is having health problems. They sat on the porch at Bill and Joyce’s home and had a nice visit. Bill and Opal have both been having tests run and their families are concerned about them. Their sister, Martha Howard of Dayton, Ohio, recently celebrated her 90th birthday. It was on Sept. 3.

The reunion of the George M. and Sally Adams descendants will be coming up on Oct. 6 at the Stuart Robinson Dining Hall.

I hope Carla Slone is feeling better this week.

Mitchell Dale Caudill is doing much better and felt like going to the car show in Pigeon Forge. He and Denise went and hopefully enjoyed their trip. Others from Blair Branch were going also and planned on meeting together there.

It was also the car show held at MCHC this past weekend, and a large crowd was there to enjoy it.

On Labor Day, Don, Coreen and K.P. Pridemore and I went to Wheelersburg, Ohio, to the flea market and to Dad’s sister’s home for dinner.

Tommy Harris Smith, Mary Jo Blair, and Lillie Mae Hale also went from Letcher County, and Kenneth and Anna Lou Blair came up from Lexington.

We all got together at Roy Kenon and Billie’s home for lunch. Elva and Bill Marshall, Lenville Pridemore and his family, “Little” Roy, and some of Roy and Billie’s church friends were there.

We missed Lee and Wilma Pridemore and our thoughts were with them and Traci.

We drove by and took a look at Elva and Bill’s new home, also, while we were there.

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