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Letcher rabbits win at Franklin County Fair

Blair Branch


BRAYDEN CLAY PEREZ was born May 24 in Oklahoma City, Okla. He is the son of former Letcher County resident Vincent and Courtney Snook Perez of Oklahoma City. His grandparents are Courtney and Mona Collier of Jeremiah, and Gary and Marcia Snook of Richmond.

BRAYDEN CLAY PEREZ was born May 24 in Oklahoma City, Okla. He is the son of former Letcher County resident Vincent and Courtney Snook Perez of Oklahoma City. His grandparents are Courtney and Mona Collier of Jeremiah, and Gary and Marcia Snook of Richmond.

Michael, the boys and I traveled to Frankfort on Thursday to Franklin County Fair’s Rabbit Show with the Letcher County 4-H group.

Bailey wasn’t able to enter his senior buck Mini Rex, Jabba, because he is molting and at the moment his fur looks like he has been run through a wood chipper. Thankfully his coat should be back to normal in time for the state fair.

Dalton, however, did enter his senior buck Mini Rex, Jango, and was thrilled to walk away with third place, a ribbon, and a $3 cash prize.

Sonja and Ben West’s children walked away with several ribbons and cash prizes. They show Netherland Dwarf rabbits.

Stephen’s bunny, Katie, won Best of Breed; Martha’s bunny, Bandit, won first place senior buck; and both of Annie’s bunnies, Sonny and Honeydew, won first place ribbons for junior buck and junior doe.

My oldest son, Bailey, was thrilled to be asked to step in and show Honeydew for Annie as he couldn’t show his at that moment.

Also, I’d like to say congratulations to Ricky Meade on his first place lightweight blackface cross market lamb at the 2012 Wilderness Trail District Lamb Show.

The Letcher County 4-H program will be accepting yard sale donations through Friday, July 27 for its annual 4-H Yard-Sale that will be on Aug. 1, 2, and 3. If you have items you would like to donate, please contact the Letcher County Extension Office at 606-633-2362 for information. All proceeds from the yard sale will benefi t the children going to the Kentucky State Fair. Thanks in advance!

Mom and Dad, Allen and Sylvania Whitaker, attended church services at the Jent Cemetery at Carcassonne on Sunday. Afterward there was a dinner at the Bull Creek Old Regular Baptist Church.

Though Mom and Dad didn’t go to the dinner, they were happy to hear that Virgil Combs was able to attend, and sorry they missed getting to visit with him.

Dad, along with Opal and David Jent, attended church services at Letcher Manor Nursing Home on Sunday afternoon. They were visiting with Mary Helen Blair and Minnie Blair, both of whom attended the church services and have been doing pretty well.

Mary Helen was also well enough to go to church at Blair Branch Old Regular Baptist Church for communion.

Dixon Memorial Old Regular Baptist Church invites everyone to attend its bread baking on Saturday, July 28, at 7 p.m., and communion on Sunday, July 29, at 9:30 a.m.

Thursday, our family received some wonderful news. Deidra Gibson told us that the Lord has saved her soul. We are so very happy for her.

Gardner Allen Jent and family are in town and I was able to see those sweet babies, Hayden and Alissa, on Saturday for a couple of hours, which of course, made my day. They spent the night with Opal and David Saturday night.

All of us are ecstatic to have Allen’s wife, Jessica and the kids here for the week while Allen will be flying to Pennsylvania for work.

Opal jokingly said they will have to knock him out like Mr. T to get him on the plane. Have a safe and enjoyable trip, Al.

Wade and Lena Whitaker and kids spent the weekend in Somerset, enjoying a lot of swimming and fishing, and visited the Amish Village. They came home with a huge watermelon and several cantaloupes. Goodness, they were delicious.

Edna Blair says that it finally rained twice this week for a few minutes at her home in Indiana. Even though it is nowhere near the amount of rain they need, they are thankful for every drop that fell.

Mom says that Hazel Back is now home from the hospital, but isn’t doing well. I hope she is doing better soon.

My niece, Tonya Fields, is scheduled to have surgery on her leg in Pikeville on July 27. Please pray everything goes smoothly.

Roger Whitaker’s dialysis treatments are not working as well as they should be, and as a result he will need to be on the machine for longer periods of time each visit. I hope the additional time takes care of the problem.

Susie Blair called Mom on Sunday afternoon to let her know that John Wayne’s mom, Shirley Blair, previously of Blair Branch, died. Please keep the family in your prayers as they go through this heartbreak.

Tracy and Mike Snowden are going to be grandparents. Their son Nathan’s girlfriend is expecting a little one. I hope she has a healthy and happy pregnancy.

Kelly Caudill and Whitney Helton are now engaged to be married. Congratulations to the both of you! I wish you many years of love and happiness.

Debbie Whitaker will celebrate her birthday on July 27; Sierra Maggard, July 28; Pamela Crase Turner, July 29; and CD Webb and Opal Jent, July 31. Happy birthday to each of you. I hope your special day is filled with love and laughter.

Once again, I’d like to remind everyone that the Halcomb/Blair reunion will be Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Cowan Community Center. There will be a potluck-style dinner around noon. Everyone is invited to attend.

If I have left anyone or anything out, just let me know and I will be glad to get you next time.

I hope everyone has a healthy and happy week. If you would like to contact me, feel free to give me a call or you may email me at: alanacouch@hotmail.com.


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