Whitesburg KY

Letcher Seniors rock Senior Games

Bertha Page Dye is pictured with her five children.

Bertha Page Dye is pictured with her five children.

You talk about some excited seniors at the rec center Friday, we surely had them. Letcher County Senior Citizens rocked the Senior Games in Knott County last week at the Sportsplex. They came in first place overall. The cheer team took first place, the Rook players took first and second places, the cornhole singles took first and second places, and lots of other competitions I’m not sure about, so I won’t mention them. Our cheer and dance team entertained the crowd with Elmer Hammonds and his suspenders.

The seniors are planning a trip to the flea market Wednesday, the 15th, weather permitting. Then the next Wednesday, the 22nd, will be the cookout at Letcher Manor Nursing Home. Hopefully our seniors that are in the nursing home will be able to come out and join the cookout. Please remember to keep them in your prayers.

There are so many events coming up this month in Whitesburg. I noticed the Evening Among the Stars has been rescheduled for the 31st of May. This is the post I saw about it on Facebook.



Letcher County Tourism, May 10 at 2 p.m., Join us for an Evening Among the Stars!

“On Friday, May 31 beginning at 7 p.m., Letcher County Tourism and the Challenger Learning Center will be hosting a stargazing experience on top of Pine Mountain. This event will take place at the Pine Mountain Worship Center Property, on US HWY 119, near the Little Shepherd Trail Entrance.

“Start the night off with creating and launching your very own rocket and make some unique astronaut ice cream. After dark, view the night sky through the lens of astronomical telescopes and catch a glimpse of the moon, Jupiter and Mar. Bring your own lawn chairs to enjoy a viewing of ‘The Force Awakens’ from the Star Wars series on the big screen, while enjoying hotdogs, S’mores by the bonfire, Caudill Corn and free Kona Ice.”

Another event is the Early Birds Farmers Market taking place this coming Saturday the 18th, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The vendors will have peas, greens, maple syrup and other products. This will take place across from the Letcher County Veterans Memorial. Peas were the things that got my attention. My granddaughter, Story Eliza, likes to eat them raw. Mom’s neighbors, Wendell and Alicia Cook, always give us a mess when theirs come on and Story is ready to start munching on them as soon as we get them.



Also, on that same day in downtown Whitesburg will be the Grey Matters 5K run. This race will start at 9 a.m. This is the information from the Grey Matters Facebook page.

“We have 122 racers registered online and have heard from many others who are making plans to attend.

“You don’t have to run if you don’t want to. We know a lot of folks aren’t able to, and that’s OK. Just come out and be with us. If you don’t want to walk or run, just come out and be a cheerleader for the racers. We just want to see you. We’re social people! The person that comes from the farthest away will get a prize!

“See you soon!”

Find more information and register by following this link: ow.ly/aHPU30oGccN. If you didn’t know, our Letcher county residents, Brandon Robinson and his wife Stephanie, are the two you need to contact about this fundraiser.

One anniversary I wanted to mention is Lonnie and Claudette Adams. They are also members at Letcher Independent Baptist Church along with their two daughters, Marsha Holcomb and Michelle Caudill, and their families. They celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary Monday, May 13.

Mom’s good Marlowe Coal Camp friend Bertha Dye messaged me to be sure and tell Mom happy Mother’s Day. I also saw where she was requesting prayer requests.

Imogene Sexton and her family really need our prayers, too. I’m sure Cecilia Swiney and her mommy, Carol Begley, would really appreciate our prayers, too. Merlene Day also needs our prayers, along with her children and husband. I worked with one of her daughters, Amelia Day Fields, at the Whitaker Bank when it was the Bank of Whitesburg.

Also, please remember to pray for our pastor, Bill Jones and his wife Sandy. They are going through some really rough times right now.

And once again, remember Oma’s weekly plea. Try to be in church Sunday morning and I add if your church has services throughout the week or on Sunday night you should be there then, too.

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