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Letcher Co. seniors win Rook tourney



Chesnee Cruze Mason with her “goods” for sale at Mountain Heritage.

Chesnee Cruze Mason with her “goods” for sale at Mountain Heritage.

Praise God, we got to take Mom on her first trip since open-heart surgery. Well, other than to doctor’s visits and physical therapy that is. We surely don’t call those trips. But, Saturday she got to see her precious son and daughter-in-law, Albert and Tonya Worley Tacket, that we hadn’t seen since January. We took a trip to Bristol where my sister and brother-in-law, John and Lucille Graves, live. We try our best to have a birthday get-together in March because my birthday and my brother’s birthday are both in March. We had so much fun and they were such good hosts.

We took my two granddaughters with us and Story, the 7-year-old, had a wonderful time hanging out with John and as she says they chit chatted. Mom was completely worn out, though, by the time we got back home. Hopefully we will get to take a trip to North Carolina this year to visit Albert, Tonya, Courtney, Harlynn, A.J. Tackett and all Ashley’s family.

Remember last week I told you all the Rook tournament was going to be held Friday in Breathitt? Well, our teams took first and second places. Ionna Noble and Rose Hammonds came in second place and Lydia and Sue Miles came in first place. I didn’t get to see any of them today because I left at 10:00 but I know they had to be tickled pink.

Ronnie and Sheila Collins Biggerstaff are pictured with their grandson Foster.

Ronnie and Sheila Collins Biggerstaff are pictured with their grandson Foster.

The Letcher County Senior Citizens also took a trip to Jenkins Senior Citizens this past Thursday for a health fair. They also stopped at Hardee’s and ate lunch. This week we will be practicing corn hole and getting ready for all the other tournaments coming up this month and next.

We are all very worried about Estil Taylor. He was admitted to Pikeville Medical Center ICU last week and I haven’t heard anything since then. He has been sick for a few months now.

I also saw on Facebook yesterday Ronnie Biggerstaff had a heart attack Tuesday the 26th. Sheila said he had no damage done to the heart because another artery picked up the slack and took over. She said with diet, exercise, and medicines he should be fine. Also, remember to pray for their daughter Brandi as she has had many episodes of pancreatitis.

JOHN and DEBBY ADAMS

JOHN and DEBBY ADAMS

As you look at this picture I have posted of Canaan James Holbrook you will understand why Mommy is so smitten with him and can’t quit talking about him. We’re going to get her an 8×10 of this so she can just look at it all the time he isn’t here.

A few birthdays that I noticed were Debby Adams on the 30th of March, Edwena Stallard Sexton on the 25th, and I forgot to mention my sister Charlene Mason’s granddaughter, Chesnee Cruze Mason, last week. Her 9th birthday was on the 24th. I posted one of my favorite pictures of her. This was taken at the Mountain Heritage Festival where she sat her a table up to sell her items. These included rocks, sticks, leaves, and such. Funny thing is though, she sold some of them.

A fun thing that’s coming up on April 20 is an Easter egg hunt. This will take place at Fishpond Lake at Payne Gap, Kentucky, and will start at 12 p.m. on the dot. It will be sponsored by the Lions Club and Jenkins Kiwanis Club.

Canaan James Holbrook is the son of Steven Duane and Chasity Holbrook. His paternal grandparents are Kenneth Dwight and Delores Tacket Holbrook, maternal grandparent is Vada Toler, and great-grandmother is Dorothy Pennington Tacket.

Canaan James Holbrook is the son of Steven Duane and Chasity Holbrook. His paternal grandparents are Kenneth Dwight and Delores Tacket Holbrook, maternal grandparent is Vada Toler, and great-grandmother is Dorothy Pennington Tacket.

Another post I saw and wanted to share is from Letcher County Tourism. For those of you that don’t have Facebook, here is the information shared on their Facebook page.

Do you have a gorgeous snapshot of Letcher County that you would like to share? Here is your opportunity! Letcher County Tourism is hosting a photo contest.

The contest will run from Friday, April 1, to May 13. Participants under the age of 18 are required to have a parent’s permission to enter. To enter the contest and for a complete list of rules and regulations, visit https:// www.discoverletcher.com/ photo-contest, or check out Letcher County Tourism’s Facebook event page. Photos picturing wildlife, nature, culture or anything else that showcases the beauty and lifestyle of Letcher County are welcome.

The winning photo will be used in this year’s tourism marketing campaign, and will be featured on the website as well as included in social and print media. The winner will also receive a $250 gift card from the contest sponsor, Appalachian Wireless.

So start snapping these pictures and submit them in to Letcher County Tourism’s Photo Contest!

There are so many prayer requests on my mind. Some of them are in desperate need of prayer. Elaine Smith is still in the hospital and in critical condition. My aunt, Linda Joyce Pennington Hall, is still in need of everyone’s prayers. Cecilia Swiney is also still in the hospital and needs our prayers. The families of those that have lost loved ones recently especially need our prayers. Please remember the trial that is coming up involving our pastor and his wife’s son, Bobby Jones, and his girlfriend Crystal.

And once again, you know what I’m going to say just as Oma did, please try to be in church Sunday and Sunday night and throughout the week, if your church has services then.

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