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JoAnn Hall was the big winner at bingo games

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Birthday wishes to Nancy Gibson, Chester Baker, Duke Lucas, Hazel Tolliver, Beatrice Banks, Clarence Tolliver, Leslie Hall, Jimmy D. Adams, Marlee Baker, and Tracy Brown.

Darrell and Nancy Gibson celebrated their anniversary last week. We wish them many more!

Visiting with Duke and Lou Lucas were her sisters, Anita Redden, Melissa Baker, and Creda Isaacs, and her brothers, Coolie, Edsel, and Ken. Anita lives in Beckley, W.Va.

Our seniors visited Camp Nathanael last week and had a great time. A delicious lunch was served to over 200 seniors in their new dining hall.

Clester and I enjoyed a weekend visit with our daughter Sharon Holbrook, granddaughter Amanda Holbrook, and greatgranddaughter Rylee Elizabeth Holbrook. They also visited with Charlie and Wilma Holbrook.

Shirley Thomas was in Colson visiting with her mom Henrietta Thomas, and grandparents Bud and Hazel Tolliver. They celebrated Hazel’s birthday.

Ann Bradley took a group of ladies to Lexington for the ovarian screening. Amy Collins Wilson always comes by to visit. Amy works at the hospital. She is the daughter of Ronald Collins. Phoebe Craft’s daughter also visited with her mom. Sue lives in Lexington. I would tell you some of the things we did but Ann, Colleen, and Marie dared me to “tell all.”

Mildred Baker called to remind us that donations are needed for the upkeep on the Colson Cemetery. She said some graves need to have some fill dirt. Contact Mildred or Robert Gerald Baker.

Jean Cook and Mary Gilliam hosted a baby shower for Mike and Kristy Gilliam at Pine Mountain Grill. They are expecting a boy in a few weeks. Jason sure did enjoy helping. He will be a great “big brother.” I have never seen so many clothes. He sure will be the best dressed. You should have seen the Harley jacket Mamma Mary got him.

I saw Earnestine Spangler at the hospital last week. She looks younger all the time! I know her great-grands keep her young.

April 22, 19 of our seniors from Colson and Boone Fork Centers traveled to Inez for the Town Hall Meeting with Senator John McCain. He was so gracious. I was allowed to go on his bus. Ed Mullins shook hands with the Senator twice. After the meeting we were treated to lunch at Ida’s Tea Room.

The Colson seniors will be selling a hot dog box lunch on May 2 and having a yard sale. The 20-mile yard sale is always a lot of fun.

JoAnn Hall was the big winner at our bingo games. She shared her “loot” with Opal Fouts. Opal is our candy maker so we strive to keep her happy.

Sherry Fugate came by the center with her daughter Callie Bates. Callie and Tosh are our cheerleading coaches. Sherry worked in the county court clerk’s office and was always so nice to everyone. We hope Sherry comes back again.

Sympathy to the families of Ralph Marcum and Phyllis Tolliver Adams. Phyllis, Bill and I were classmates. May God bless these families.

Thanks to Opaline Anderson for the pictures of students at Mill Creek School at Deane. My sister in-law Ruby Isaacs was in one of them. Opaline’s sister Veda was the teacher and took the pictures.

Hazel Tolliver and Opaline shared their obituaries with the Historical Society. Thanks so much.

Clester’s brothers Charles and Dannie called this week. Charles lives in Bristol, W.Va., and Dannie lives in Gainesboro, Tenn.

Our prayers go out to Herman Lloyd, Orbin Thomas, Linda Sturgill, Geneva Akeman, Lana Gibson, Carol Baker, Wilma Collins, Cheri Hampton, Geneva Profitt, Ryan and Tammy Frazier.

I met Ronnie Ellis of the Frankfort Bureau, CNHI News Service, while in Inez. He had a lot of nice things to say about the Gish family and The Mountain Eagle. I invited him to come to Letcher County anytime.

Peyton Combs really enjoyed the Lions Club meeting on Thursday evening. He slept through the whole thing! He is the handsome son of David and Amy Combs. Of course Wendell and Alisha Cook are doting grandparents.

Maxine Quillen Venters of Indiana, has been in Colson visiting with her family. She and Jessie have had a great time. She and I had a nice phone visit.

Had a call from Mavis Ann Sisco of Duncanville, Tex. She is the daughter of the late Stella Yonts Meade of Deane. Their family reunion is always held in June at the home of Mary Meade, our neighbor. Clester and I have always been welcomed to join them. Mavis was so excited with the pictures I sent her of Mill Creek School students.

Thanks to Raymond Isaacs and Vivian Spangler for helping to identify some of the students.

May God bless everyone.


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