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Having good neighbors is important


News time comes around pretty fast. It’s hard to believe another year will soon be gone. Many people are busy making plans or getting ready for Christmas. Many of us have many happy memories of the past. So far we have had nice fall weather.

Get well wishes to Mrs. Joyce Herron who was in a hospital several days in Morehead. Glad she is feeling better and hope she will continue to improve.

I was pleased when Mr. Alvin Wright of Big Cowan, came by for a visit this past week. His father, the late Joe Wright, and Bert worked together at Jackson Furniture and Neon Gas Co. at Neon for many years. Our families have been good friends over the years.

Mr. Bobby Phillips enjoyed a nice visit with his family in Florida, but it’s always good to get back home.

Most everyone seems to be pretty busy. They don’t give you much news to put in the Eagle. Your friends would love to hear from you.

Our sympathy to the family of Mrs. Vergil Banks of Elizabethtown who died this past week. She was brought back for burial in the Banks Cemetery on Little Cowan. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. It will be a sad Christmas for many whose loved ones have been called away.

Happy birthday wishes to Elder Woodrow Fields and Edison Glen Banks, who celebrated birthdays this past week. Elder Woodrow enjoyed a good dinner at the church on Sunday.

Dec. 1 was the birthday of my sister, the late Louanna Banks Day, who was called by death this past year. Our birthdays were all special over the years. Most of our family were blessed with long lives over the years.

Several attended church at Little Cowan on Sunday. Elder Brad Dutton and his wife came from Louisa. We enjoyed dinner at the close of the meeting. Bob and Christine Gatton attended. They also came by for a visit on Saturday and visited with several others during their stay. Carl Bennett enjoyed dinner with us at church on Sunday.

We miss a lot of our relatives and friends who aren’t with us anymore, but we have many happy memories of the past.

I put my Christmas tree up early with many happy memories of the past.

Glenis Little and others have been getting the children ready for their Christmas program. People are busy in many ways. We just need to remember the reason for the season.

Mrs. Georgia Phillips is feeling better after spending several days in Whitesburg Hospital. Hope she will continue to improve.

There is a good program on TV from Beattyville. They are singing “Fallen Leaves” as I am writing. It has a true meaning. So many of our people are gone.

Our neighbors seem to be getting ready for Christmas. We have good neighbors. I have about adopted some of them. They have lived here since they first got married and now have grown children. It means a lot to have good neighbors.

We are very proud of our nurse-in-the-making, Amanda Wright Brown. Amanda scored highest in her class on the final exam. In May she will graduate from Southeast Community College with an associate degree in applied science in nursing. Amanda plans to continue her education at the University of Kentucky to get bachelor’s and master’s degrees and become a mental health nurse practitioner. We wish her the best and we are certain she will be a knowledgeable and caring practitioner.

“Christmas on the Creek” happened Friday evening. A group of children and adults went caroling for the neighbors. Then they and others met at the beautifully decorated Cowan Community Center for food, fun, caroling, and fellowship. Bob Gatton played the piano and Logan Dollarhyde played the banjo. The children received books from Scholastic through Save the Children.

We are sorry Carol Ann Ison was sick and unable to attend. Your prayers for her would be appreciated.

This warm weather is nice for Christmas shoppers this time of year. Hope everyone has a nice week.

Love and best wishes to all.

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