Congratulations to Mallory Eldridge and Jamy Patterson on the birth of their son, Karsyn River Patterson, who was born on May 24. He weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 19 inches long.
His grandparents are Mike and Karen Eldridge of Elk Creek and Ike and Kaye Patterson of Whitesburg. His great-grandparents are Herbert Eldridge also of Elk Creek, Jewel Dixon of Letcher, R.B. Dixon of Williamsburg, and Geraldine Collier of Neon. He has an older sister, Aubrey.
Virgil Combs of Carcassonne had to have surgery in Pikeville. He had to have his defibulator changed and put in deeper with more wires. He started bleeding from an artery and had to have more surgery, but is now is now out of ICU though he’s still very weak but hanging in there. I wish him the best.
Doyle Dean Johnson of Jeremiah has been in WARH ICU with pneumonia. I hope he feels better soon.
My sympathy to the family of Thomas Griffie of Letcher, who died May 23. I know his wife Sherry and his two daughters, Kristen and Nikki. My heart goes out to all the family. He was 54 years old.
Mary Sue Pinyerd of Jeremiah had surgery on Wednesday, and got to come home the next day and is doing better.
My dad and mom, Pnut and Jean Blair of Elk Creek, had to go to Lexington Friday for Dad’s doctor’s appointment. He had to have a test done for swelling in his legs, and they said they think it is fluid buildup. They are going to send the results to the doctor he sees in Hazard.
Happy birthday to Beverly Johnson of Carcassonne, it was on May 24, to Kevin Arnold of Elk Creek who had a birthday on May 29, and to Leslie Gibson Hammons of Hazard on June 1.
There will be a benefi t show held for Andrew Allen Brady Reynolds of Isom on June 30 at the Campbell’s Branch Community Center from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., to raise money for treatments for Brady. He has a rare blood disorder called chronic netrupenia.
I’ll be putting updates in my column every time I have news about more fundraisers. Everyone please come out and help.