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Opal Banks had many visitors while hospitalized


Here it is and another week has come and gone so quickly. Hopefully this finds everyone doing well and that the flu bug that has began to hit Letcher County passes through our area quickly. Some have had it already and the schools closed Friday to keep it from spreading even more.

Virginia Dare Back had a good time at her recent birthday party, and many friends and family came out to help her celebrate.

Opal Banks had surgery recently at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Lexington. Along with the family those at the hospital during her surgery were Gillis and Marie Reedy, Tommy Brewer and Jerry and Bonita Adams. Beside her children and their spouses, among those visiting Opal while she was in the hospital were her brother, Luther, and his son, Mike, David and Ethan Combs, Mike Ison, and Sue’s friend, Rose. Also visiting Opal in the hospital were her granddaughters, Jessie and Beth, and Beth’s husband, Anthony, and greatgrandchildren, Hunter, Haydon and Hannah.

She is home now and doing better. Her brothers, Bill and Junior, and sisters, Hazel and Susie, among others, stopped by and saw her once she got back home. Opal’s sister Martha’s daughter, Donna, called to check on her and she received a get well card from her sister, Danola, who is staying the winter in Florida.

Susie Raglin is doing well after recently having cataract surgery and will soon have her other eye fixed.

Our sympathy to the family of Geraldine Combs who died recently. Her funeral was held at the Blair Branch Church, where she was a member. A large crowd came to pay their respects and to support her family during their time of sorrow.

My dad, Don Pridemore, had a birthday on February 2 (Groundhog Day). Mom fixed him a birthday dinner and many of the family attended.

It was sad to see all the damage that last week’s tornadoes did to so many different areas. It’s hard to imagine how those affected areas could possibly pick up the pieces and go on, especially those who lost loved ones.

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