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Football games accompany cookout


Hello everyone – I hope October is off to a good start for everyone. The weather quickly became October-like. I do enjoy the cooler weather and I hope it doesn’t rain a lot.

I just deleted my entire news column, even the saved part. I don’t know what I hit but it’s missing. I hope I get everything typed out that needs to be typed.

I did miss the Whitesburg news and Hemphill news last week. I enjoy reading those columns.

Feel Better Wishes are being sent to Janice Wolod; Edison Banks; Randy Brown; Janet Napier; Kelly Robinson; Patsy Adams; Janis Marr; and Allissa Fields.

Last Wednesday morning John, Mike, and I went to Riverside Park and got in line for our McDonald’s coffee cup. We do appreciate McDonald’s doing this for their customers.

Charity and Jerry Hall of Columbus, Indiana came in for several days. They visited her sister Ramona and Bob Caudill of Little Cowan. It was a good visit for all.

Our sister, Susan Ware of Lexington, came in for the weekend. It was good spending time with her. John, Susie, Mike, and I did have a game of Caton that ended up in a stalemate. That was unusual and interesting.

Joe Stamper of Lexington came in for the weekend. He did a lot of yard work while he was in.

Michael Campbell of Newport came in for the weekend. His niece, Addison Marr of Richmond, came with him. They visited John Campbell of Little Cowan and Glen Brown of Whitesburg.

Anna Bledsoe of Berea came in on Saturday. She visited her grandpa John Campbell of Little Cowan and her great-grandpa Glen Brown of Whitesburg. It was good seeing her for a short visit.

Janis, Mike, Myles, Tucker, and Cami Marr came in on Saturday and stayed until Sunday. They visited her dad, John Campbell of Little Cowan, and her grandpa, Glen Brown of Whitesburg. Their daughter Addison was already here and their daughter Anna had come in and gone back. They came in to see Glen Brown for his birthday.

On Saturday night we had a cookout at John’s house. It was a staggered cookout as people came and went at various times. During the cooking and eating times there were two football games going on also: the Ohio State University game and the University of Kentucky game. Luckily both teams won.

Those at the cookout were John Campbell; Susan Ware; Michael Campbell; Kathy LaMonte; Janis Marr; Mike Marr; Myles Marr; Addison Marr; Tucker Marr; Campbell Marr; Mike Wenning and Marty Wenning.

A big thank you to Kathy LaMonte for bringing the brownies and cookies. It was a good time. Susie, Kathy, and I spent a lot of time being entertained by Cami.

On Sunday we visited Doris Banks for a little while. Those visiting were Kathy LaMonte; John Campbell; Dianna Newsome; Carol Caudill; Anna Yonts; Susan Ware; Mike Wenning; and Marty Wenning. It was a nice visit but short for us. John, Dianna, Susie, Mike and I left to go eat lunch as Susie had to head back to Lexington.

My birthday calendar is missing so I’ll probably be mentioning birthdays all month.

The October birthdays are: October 4 – Kayla Brashears; Alex Caudill; Carolina Eldridge; Austin Banks; October 5 – Glen Brown; October 9 – Dean Fields; Brian Fields; October 10 – Renee Sturgill Boyer; October 14 – Mike Wenning; October 15 – David Baker; Joanna Halcomb Brewer; October 17 – Thelma Caudill Ison; October 18 – Jessica Cole Pease; October 19 – Anderson Tucker Marr; October 21 – John Rayburn; Campbell Rose Marr; October 24 – Amber Lea Surber; October 28 – Colette Wenning; October 29 – Tasha Brown; October 30 – Karen Fields; October 31 – Mark Wenning.

I’m sending happy anniversary wishes to our son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Becky. They will celebrate 10 years of marriage on October 8, 2021.

Nancy M. Bates, age 91, passed away on September 27, 2021. She used to own Nancy’s Style Shoppe in Whitesburg.

She is survived by her husband, Ralph Bates, and two daughters Deborah (Tom) Ison and Lynda (Randy) Harker. She had four grandchildren: Lyndsey (Caleb) Dawson; Ali (Nicco) Firios; Nick Harker; and Bryan Ison. She had three great-grandchildren: Norah Dawson; Emerie Firios; and Miles Dawson.

She is survived by one sister and one brother: Sandra Butler and Ray Polly.

Visitation and services were held on Friday, October 1, at First Baptist Church, Whitesburg. Burial was at Green Acres Memorial Park, Ermine.

Condolences are sent to Debbie and Tom Ison.

Dorothy “Dottie” Lee Easley, age 77, of Hatfield, Indiana, passed away on September 30, 2021. She is survived by her husband, Pete Easley of Hatfield, Indiana; her daughter Stacy (Micheal) Barnett of Birdseye, Indiana, and her son David (Becky) Shaw of Centralia, Illinois.

She is survived by four grandchildren, Lucas Rininger; Eli Shaw; Kimora Shaw; and Fernando Shaw.

A memorial service will be held on October 9, 2021 at Boultinghouse Funeral Home in Rockport, Indiana. Visitation and service will begin at 11 o’clock at the funeral home. Burial will follow at James Parker Cemetery in Hatfield, Indiana.

Condolences are sent to Stacy and Micheal Barnett.

This week’s quote is attributed to Helen Keller: “Keep your face to the sunshine and you will not see the shadows.”

If you have any news please email CowanNews@aol.com. Thank you.

Enjoy the week and stay safe.

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