Hello everyone, it has been a couple of weeks since I have put anything in the paper. Thank goodness the snow has finally melted away and spring is right around the corner. I hope.
I got a call from Patsy Potter Watts who is now living at Cherokee Lake in Tennessee.
She is formerly from Potter Town in Hemphill. She would like to send belated birthday wishes out to her wonderful mother, Myrtle Strange Potter, who was 90 years young on February 27. Happy birthday from your children Vickie, Paul, Patsy, Betsy and Trish. I really enjoyed talking with Patsy.
I hope Lessie Fleming is feeling better. She was attacked by a cat that bit her on the leg and caused Lessie numerous problems. I hear she is walking a little now so she is on the road to recovery. Good luck, Lessie, we are praying for you.
Also Brandon Fleming wrote on Facebook that his wife Jeannie is in Pikeville Hospital and is a diabetic. Jeannie, I hope you are feeling better. I can relate to your problem. My husband is a diabetic and it is not easy to watch everything that you eat. Good luck.
The Fleming-Neon Elementary School academic team competed in a regional tournament at Letcher County Central High School last month and came in first in quick recall which means that they will go on to Louisville this month to compete in the state tournament. Good luck, team, hope you can walk out a winner there also.
Our archery team from Fleming-Neon placed second at the regional tournament at Jeff and will be going to Louisville to try to win the state championship.
We are extremely proud of all these children and the parents who help to make this possible, and we are especially thankful to their coach Jim Bob Mc- Cauley, who dedicates so much time to teaching this archery team.
He is a wonderful coach and a dedicated teacher. You can tell that the children really like him.
If you would like to make a donation to help the academic team or the archery team, it would be greatly appreciated and needed. Send it to Fleming-Neon Elementary School, but please hurry. These kids compete in two weeks.
I want to say a special happy birthday to my grandson Hunter Hampton, who turns seven years old today (March 3).
Three should be his lucky number. He was born on 03-03-2003 at 11:33 in Room 203 at Whitesburg Hospital. Happy b-day, baby, Mamaw and Papaw love you lots.
We will be having our regular monthly meeting at Hemphill Community Center on Monday, March 8, at 6:30 p.m. Please feel free to attend this meeting.
South Mountain Boys played at the center on Feb. 26. We had a good time. On Saturday, Feb. 27, Cumberland Gap Connection performed and everyone had a good time. If you missed out on either of these bands you missed some good music, but they will be performing again soon.
On Friday, March 5, will be East KY Tyme at 7:30 p.m. and Highway 23 with Gina Seals will be back on March 12.
Happy birthday to Dock Potter from Seco, Hunter Hampton and his brother Cody from Neon, Joseph Ellish from Isom, Trey Wilson from Craft’s Colly, Amber Lewellen from Pekin, Ind., Isaac Lee Broughton from New Albany, Ind., and Angela Marino from Pekin, Ind.
Anniversary wishes go out to Astor and Mable Taylor, who celebrated their 41st on February 28. They are from Craft’s Colly.
Happy anniversary also to Stacey and Steve Purlee of Salem, Ind., Sereda and Squire Chandler of Scottsburg, Ind., and Stephanie and Jack Cook of Salem, Ind.
Tracey Branham of McRoberts, happy birthday to you.
If you will notice when you are in Hemphill, there are usually a lot of wild turkeys on the hillside between the post office and the Freewill Baptist Church. They are really fun to watch. Bring a camera and get some great photo shots.
Alice Hayes will be celebrating 20 years as our postmaster at Jackhorn Post Office on March 10. She is such a wonderful person and does such a great job. Keep up the good work, Alice, we all love you. Also, Sandra Bentley will be at the Cromona Post Office for 20 years on the same date.
Thank you for reading my column and if you have any news, please call me at 606-855-4191. I will be glad to put it in the paper for you. If you would like to rent the center, call me in advance. It stays pretty well booked.
I hope the next time I put an article in it will be about our very warm weather because I am ready for spring have my Travel Trailer ready to hit the road and do some relaxing and fishing.
Till next time, may God bless you all.