Whitesburg KY

Letcher County seniors bring home medals


I had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend in Pigeon Forge with my daughter and granddaughter, Sharon and Amanda Holbrook. Amanda has completed her second year at Eastern Kentucky University.

I spent a few days in Richmond with my children and grands and had so much fun with Kyle, Jared, Ethan, Seth and Rylee Elizabeth. My greatgrandson, Kyle, went to Louisville with his archery class.

Mr. Bud Tolliver celebrated his 97th birthday and we wish him many more. Bud and Hazel were my neighbors back in 1962 and were so good to us. We have always loved them. Henrietta and Shirley take good care of them.

Opal Fouts recently spent a week in Florida with some friends of hers from Chicago. She said they treated her like a celebrity. Opal was a bright star in the Golden Girls Pageant for the Relay for Life. She lost her daughter, Michelle, to cancer at a young age and she was honored to take part in the Relay. She really enjoyed it.

Anna Belle Wright was crowned Golden Girl. She did the Whitesburg High School Class of 1961 proud. We all love Anna Belle.

Charlie and Wilma Holbrook visited in Richmond last weekend with their children and their families. Their granddaughter, Jessica Spicer, will be graduating.

Colson seniors have been busy. We had a hot dog box and yard sale last Friday and it was a great success. Thanks to Neon Food World for helping us out. We appreciate them so much.

We had a picnic with seniors from other centers. The bluegrass band is always a big hit. The dancers were really happy. Judge Ward, Magistrate Archie Banks, Johnny Ray Turner and many others dropped by to visit.

Thursday our Letcher County seniors traveled to Knott County to the Sportsplex for a day of fun and games. Judge Ward was might nigh worn out from presenting as many medals. Can Meade won so many medals he had to weigh 20 extra pounds. Bill Blair got his wish, Chasity Gayheart presented one of his medals and gave him a big hug.

In the cheerleading competition, four counties were represented. After the judges couldn’t reach a decision between Letcher and Perry counties, they gave each squad 30 minutes to learn a new cheer. Each squad would then perform and then they would pick the winner. Let me tell you, us gals were sweating. After we did our routine and Perry County did theirs, we had a delicious lunch.

Oh, the Letcher County cheerleaders were Lydia Hall, Della Lowe, Faye Bennett, Joann Hall, Connie Cook, Linda Sturgill, Brenda Seals, Opal Fouts, Jewel Maggard and me.

The last event announced was the cheerleading. Knott County won third place, Perry County second, and Letcher County first. Director Trenda Kincer jumped across two tables!

I am so proud of our seniors here in Letcher County. Each center is such a vital part of its community. Isn’t it wonderful that we have a place to go and not only get a good meal but fellowship? Let’s enjoy our golden years! Invite someone to go with you.

May God bless all of our sick folks. Prayers are sent out to Jimmy Adams, Carol Baker, Lou Lucas, Willie Perry, Landon Sexton, Nora Logan, Arthur and Joyce Sergent, Herman Lloyd, Cheri Hampton, Dwanna Isaacs, Burnett Tackett, June Sergent, Alfred Fields and family, Orbin Thomas, and Noval White.

Birthday wishes to Nancy Bowen, Linda Humphrey, Anthony Jent, Warren D. Baker, Goshen Hall, Arnold Bentley, and Rosa Tackett.

Sympathy to the families of Conley Anderson, Ray Centers, and Fred Isaacs.

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