We had a very busy week at the center. Sherry Wright and Katie Dollarhide from Faith Moves Mountains came by and did a very informative program on cervical cancer. Their message is: Ladies, get your pap test. It may save your life. We appreciate them visiting us and hope they come by again.
Friday was our potluck dinner and did we ever have a ‘spread’. I know we have better cooks in Letcher County than anywhere in the world. Paula Dean would be impressed with their cooking. Nora Logan makes the most mouth-watering dumplings! Of course all the food was just as good.
Mary Newsom and Kim Looney from Pikeville Medical Center came on Friday and did blood pressure and oxygen level checks. Opalene Anderson said she got a perfect score. Mary and Kim gave each senior a "goody" bag. Mary Mullins was there taking pictures. Thanks, girls, we had a good time.
Birthday wishes are being sent out to Debbie Brock, Judy Mangus and our driver Rick Mullins. Rick is worth at least a hundred dollars!
A special thanks to Kristy Gilliam who answered my s.o.s. My new copier had me stumped. I will admit I am mechanically, electronically challenged, so Kristy is my go-to when I have a problem with my computer or copier. Kristy is expecting a baby in a few weeks and we are all so excited, especially Aunt Jean Cook.
Brandon Sturgill has been visiting with Bruce and Linda. He is from Boyle County and is the son of Bruce’s brother, Lucky Dennis Sturgill. I’m sure he visited other family while here. I was glad to see him no matter what Bruce told him. He is a really handsome man.
Our revival at Faith Independent Baptist Church was well attended. We had three young men come forward and dedicate their lives to Jesus and what a blessing we all got. Brother Danny Castle from North Carolina is a powerful speaker and if you have never heard him preach you have missed a wonderful message. He can raise the roof! I thank God that we live in a country where we can worship together.
Amy Cornett and her beautiful baby boy drove from Lexington to be with her family at the revival Friday night. Of course the baby was passed around a lot; everyone wanted to hold him. He is so blessed to have such a loving family. Veletta and Willie have two grandsons, not much difference in their ages. Willis and Ashley have a gorgeous little boy, too. Four generations were there together.
It was good to see T.J. and Lena at church. T.J. is improving, thank God. Our prayers are with them.
I talked to Judy Dent. She says she will be in Letcher County before long.
We need some help with a few grave markers for the Sandlick Cemetery. I’m trying to find some information on Rachel Spencer, Joe and Maggie Stamper. I know there is someone that knows these families. We will be setting new stones and want some information on them. Also, I need any information on S.D. "Dick" Adams. Does anyone know where he is buried?
This week is National Library week. Visit your local library and see what’s happening.
Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family of Roger Breeding. Roger was not only a barber in Isom but was a caring person, loved and respected by all who knew him. Every time I have asked him for help with anything he has helped. So many organizations he has given a helping hand. All the guys who went there for a haircut called him friend.
Did you know that our physical therapy at Whitesburg ARH has a lot of new programs? No need for us to travel to other places for specialized therapy. Susanne says we can do so much more. So many good things are happening at our hospital. It’s all right here, folks!
My phone number is 855- 7338.