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Middle Cowan/Dongola area planning a reunion

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The organizers of Whitesburg Bike Nite expressed their appreciation to everyone that rode in the Support Coal Miners Ride on Saturday, July 14. Though there were some wet times throughout the day, the organizers said everyone rode proudly to support the coal mining industry, stopping by the Coal Miners Museum at Hemphill and with an honor pass for Drad Fleming. Thanks were also given to the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department for escorting the ride to ensure the safety of the motorcyclists.

The organizers of Whitesburg Bike Nite expressed their appreciation to everyone that rode in the Support Coal Miners Ride on Saturday, July 14. Though there were some wet times throughout the day, the organizers said everyone rode proudly to support the coal mining industry, stopping by the Coal Miners Museum at Hemphill and with an honor pass for Drad Fleming. Thanks were also given to the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department for escorting the ride to ensure the safety of the motorcyclists.

Some of the folks of the Middle Cowan/Dongola community have decided they need a chance to get together for a good visit without it being a sad occasion. So they are getting up a community reunion.

Middle Cowan/Dongola is the area from the Cowan Chapel Church up to the Arvie Boggs home. Before consolidation there was a Middle Cowan School. This was a small, close-knit community and school, but now they are scattered through the states.

They are hoping many can come for a reunion at the Cowan Community Center on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you can come, please call Faye Miles Campbell at 606-633- 2873 or Sue Flannery Banks at 606-633-5019 so they can know about how many to expect.

Please bring a covered dish, drinks, lots of old pictures and some stories.

Last Saturday night was a happy occasion as the Little Cowan Primitive Baptist Church ordained Bro. Charlie Little as a deacon. We appreciate Charlie and know he will serve well. His sons, daughters-in-law and all of his beautiful grandchildren were present. His son Tony preached, and son Phillip sang. It was good to hear them again.

Virginia Brown has a new great-granddaughter, Savanna, in Texas. Her parents are Jacob and April Brown. Her grandparents are Joe and Linda Brown of Mississippi. She has a big sister, Hannah.

Carol Caudill and Linda Lucas recently spent a week with Marilyn Banks of Edinburgh, Ind., at the Banks farm in Pulaski County. They shopped and visited the Amish County and had a restful week.

Mason Lucas of Kingsport, Tenn. spent the week with his nana, Linda Lucas of Cowan. They had a good time, but he had a little accident and had to visit the ER. He was a very brave and cooperative patient. Then his mom, Melinda, and brother, Aiden, also visited. Mason is fine now and back home with his family in Tennessee.

Gail Brewster, her friend Danny, Liz and Aiden from Pell City, Ala., visited at the family farm at Mt. Victory. Liz is the daughter of Scott Ramage of Cowan, and Aiden is Scott’s grandson.

Others there for the weekend were Scott Ramage, Colleen, Josh and Amber of Cowan; Don Banks of Cowan; Patrick and Marilyn Banks of Edinburg, Ind.; Chris, Gwenn and Mattie Handlin of Milton; and Linda Lucas and Carol Caudill of Cowan.

The granddaughters of Bernard and Minnie Vae Banks spent the weekend in Gatlinburg, Tenn. Those there for the weekend were: Beth Callihan, Renee Stevenson, Gail Brewster, Jill Kent, Gwen Handlon, and Tori Akers. These cousins enjoy getting together and getting away for the weekend.

Another group of cousins who call themselves ‘Granny’s Girls,’ the granddaughters of Beulah and Cassell Caudill, had a great get together at the Watts’s houseboat on Norris Lake. They were Donna Watts, Doris Ison, Kaye Fischer, Debbie Vice, Laura Gail Harris, Susan Ware and Martha Wenning.


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