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Red Hats host party for Ruth Ward

Hope everyone had a blessed week. Ours was wonderful. Clester and I went to Richmond to visit our children and grands. Our grandson Jason Holbrook and his family moved into their new home. It is next door to his parents, Greg and Sharon Holbrook. It is a beautiful home and huge. I can get a bed in one of their closets and they will never know I’m there. We love it.

I had to play in the creek with Jared, Ethan and Rylee. Our grandpups also had a good time, Macie, Daisy and Marley. Daisy is a tiny wiener dog and her legs are so short we about lose her. She skinnied down the creek bank with us and loves to wade.

Maxine Quillen had her thyroid surgery and is now home and doing fine. Thank God she can talk. We were worried about that. Can you imagine her having to be quiet? We will continue to pray for good news for her.

The Letcher County Mountain Mamma Red Hats had a going-away party for Ruth Ward on Saturday. We wish her the very best in Lexington, but we will miss her. She is such a fine lady and we all love her. Those attending were: Ann Bradley, Irene Smith, Liz Lee, Sally Caudill, Vernell Mullins, Lois Shortt, Freda McFall, Mary Gilliam, Jean Cook, Ann Reynolds, Marsha Banks, Shirley Whitaker, and Frances Day.

Had a call from Pat and Otho Holcomb. They sure enjoyed seeing everyone at the Letcher County Picnic in Vermillion, Ohio. Otho knew most of the 70 or so folks there. Pat said she met Emma and Red Engle and so many others. She did give me a list, but I cannot find it.

Our prayer list includes Artie Large, Brice Baker, Debbie Hogg, Lindell Sturgill, Alene Cook, Ford Richardson, Bubby Vance, Linda Lou Baker, Lucky Dennis Sturgill, Warren Douglas Baker and all that are in need of healing.

Our sympathy to the family of H.C. Tyree and to the Bentley and Duncil family on the loss of their cousin Tommy.

The 20-mile yard sale will be October 1 and 2 from Sandlick to Colson and from Isom to Colson. If anyone in the Thornton- Campbranch, Indian Creek area wants to participate, please call Shirley Sexton and she will try to find a place for you. Her number is 633-2519. Some of the churches and stores are also participating as well as the Beckham Bates Elementary School. We especially need any farm produce, such as pumpkins, squash, gourds, fodder shocks, walnuts, greens, potatoes or anything like that. Call Shirley if you have any farm things and she will help find you a spot.

This is a good example of what we can do with the community working together. This yard sale is the biggest one this side of Corbin! Shamarra’s Dream Library uses its sales to buy gloves and winter hats for preschool children. Also, Shirley has a new project to buy pajamas for the foster children in our county. God bless Shirley for all she does for the children. Please come out and buy some items and meet your friends and neighbors. I’m looking forward to seeing a lot out on these days.

The Colson seniors, and I’m sure the other centers, enjoyed the picnic at Fishpond Lake. East Kentucky Physical Therapy and Sports Clinic, Marty and Brandy Baker, gave gift cards to the strongest man and woman. Linda Sturgill volunteered as the bigger woman, but she was a weakling and didn’t win a thing. She has fun no matter where we take her.

This week the Colson Center will be going to Whitesburg Day on Wednesday. Thursday we will be going to Pikeville for its fall parade at City Park. Friday will be our oldfashioned potluck dinner with soup beans and all the fixings. Hey, we are having a pie contest that day and the best pie will win a prize. You know they will all be winners!

On October 1 we will be having our fall fund-raising dinner. It will be a hot dog box, with hot dog, potato salad baked beans and cake for $5. Call the center if you would like a dinner, or better yet just come by and eat it there. Who knows, we may dance a tune or two. We will have a yard sale on that day too.

Happy birthday to Rita Collins and Madeline Conley.

Visiting with Richard and Bonnie Kincer is Richard’s sister, Sarah, and her husband Warren Hagen from Ashland, Ore. Sarah has written two books. ‘Still Point Life: Notes from a Kentucky Woman” is about coal camps and the second one is ‘The Land, The Land, Always The Land’. Sarah will be at Whitesburg Day with her books either on the street or in the library, and will have a booth at the tents. Do stop by and see her. She is a native Letcher Countian.

Hope to see everyone at the library on Wednesday. We will be selling our books for the Historical Society and you can find some nice Christmas gifts.

May God bless each and every one.

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