Just a reminder, the memorial at the Caudill Cemetery at Red Star will be this Saturday, August 25, at 5 p.m. and dinner will be held after the service. Everyone is welcome to attend and please bring a covered dish for the potluck dinner.
Larry and Sandy Hall’s daughter, Misha, has left for college at Morehead. Larry and Sandy went down to be with her on her birthday Sunday. We will miss seeing Misha at the Isom IGA where she worked as a cashier.
Happy birthday wishes to Travis Morton of Jeremiah. We all sang “Happy Birthday” to him on Saturday evening at Blair Branch Church. He also got quite a bit of cash to make his birthday a little happier and to buy himself something.
This week Noah Campbell and Jacob Madden are celebrating their fifth birthdays.
Jacob had his party on Saturday at his grandparents, Lee and Wilma Pridemore’s, home with family and friends attending.
We are all concerned about Jacob, Holly, and Hannah’s mother, Traci, who is having health problems. We pray everything will be OK when she has her tests.
We seem to have so many people in our area that are sick. Our prayer list at Blair Branch Church had so many names on it that are asking for prayer because of cancer and other health problems, that you wonder if our food or water is the cause for so much sickness.
David Jent was recently in the hospital because of heart problems and the doctors think he may have blockages.
We were sorry to hear that David “Buzz” Adams isn’t feeling well and hope he is doing better soon.
Last week our Letcher Homemakers Club met at the Blackey Library. Only about half our members were present because of other things going on. We discussed the upcoming Mountain Heritage Festival and annual regional meeting to be held in Whitesburg this year.
Virginia Dare Back wasn’t able to attend because of having a doctor’s appointment to have a pacemaker put in. We hope it all went well and she can gain her strength back.
It was good to hear that Mitchell Dale Caudill is doing pretty well since his recent bone marrow transplant. We hope he continues improving.
It’s sad to hear of so many churches in Letcher, Knott and Perry counties getting broken into and robbed. People seem to have no respect for themselves or others and now not even a holy place of worship.
This all stems back to the rampant drug problem in our areas. I think Letcher and all other counties should try to join in with Pike County and sue the makers of OxyContin and have them put rehab facilities in each county. Plus, have them free of charge to all addicts. It’s hard to kick a habit when you can’t afford to get into a rehab clinic. That’s my opinion on the subject.