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Brandon Lee Sexton, 20, son of ex-Marine Corps Sergeant and Four Seasons Martial Arts instructor Frank Sexton of Burdine and Angela Jones of Hilton, Va., left for Marine Corps boot camp at Parris Island, S.C., on January 5. He is a graduate of Lighthouse Christian School in Kingsport, Tenn. His father says he is very proud of his son and thinks he will make a good Marine.

Brandon Lee Sexton, 20, son of ex-Marine Corps Sergeant and Four Seasons Martial Arts instructor Frank Sexton of Burdine and Angela Jones of Hilton, Va., left for Marine Corps boot camp at Parris Island, S.C., on January 5. He is a graduate of Lighthouse Christian School in Kingsport, Tenn. His father says he is very proud of his son and thinks he will make a good Marine.

Hello everyone! Hoping all is well this year!

So sorry to hear about Mike Hogg getting killed on New Year’s Eve. My sympathy goes out to his parents and his grandmother Ruth Frazier. Such a senseless death for a young man. I cannot imagine the pain they are going through. It is one thing to die of natural causes, but another to be killed. Hope God gives them peace and comfort during this time.

The funeral home boards have been full lately. So sad to pass by there.

Hope everyone is prepared for all the snow and cold weather that we are supposed to be getting. Try to stay warm and stay home if you can. I know my old house sure gets cold even with the heat on, but I will thaw out eventually. LOL.

I had to cancel Mike’s doctor’s appointment in Pikeville at the Foot Care Center last week because of ice. Hoping we can make it this week.

Big Cowan

Keep James Boyd from Dante, Va., in prayer. He has been in the Johnson City hospital for heart problems. His mother Marie Johnson Boyd called and told me. She is doing lots better. She wanted everyone to pray for James. I am hoping he gets well soon. He and his wife are a big help to Marie.

In memory this week:

Monroe Pack, who died one year ago on Jan. 7. He is gone but not forgotten. Thoughts for Yvonne Pack Day on this day. She sure misses her dad. I always liked Monroe and Alberta. I saw a lot of them when I was growing up.

Also, Mary Ann Brock Maggard died a year ago on Jan. 2. She is missed daily by her boys, Jamie, Joe and Tony, also by Carla and Destiny and the rest of her family and friends. I remember her making the best French toast. I had never had it before and went to Indiana to visit them when I was younger and she made French toast. Yum! Yum!

Talked to Rose Ballard on Facebook. She is a character. We made plans to have coffee together the next time she comes to the mountains. She is a correspondent for The Mountain Eagle for Ohio.

Emily Jones was glad to have both her boys (young men) home for the holidays, Daniel and Dalton Jones. Dalton is stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. She and Paul have raised two nice looking young men. Emily is the youngest daughter of Agnes Maggard of Columbus, Ind., and the late Bill Maggard Sr.

Hello to Shelby Bockover of Greensburg, Ind. Haven’t talked to her for awhile. Seems like we play phone tag. We keep missing each other’s calls.

Hoping Georgette Day Sims and her brother Zane Day are doing better. They have both been in bad health lately. Keep them in prayer as well as Irene and Eugene Day, Agnes Maggard, Dorothy and Glen Miles, Della and Morris Maggard, Archie and Margaret Fields, Melinda Daniel, Mike Fields, Carla, Destiny, Tony, Joe Maggard, Linda and Brack Sexton, Autumn Boggs, my grandchildren, myself, Chad Fields and Amber Fields, Tim Amburgey, Charles and Pat Large, Audrey and Charles Hammonds, also the homeless, shut-ins, and all those in the nursing homes and hospitals.

To all my family and friends and former neighbors in Indiana, stay warm and stay safe with all the snow and messy weather you have already gotten and probably will get more. The weather up there is like Letcher County — if you don’t like it, wait 15 minutes and it will change.

Well folks, I am running out of things to write about so until next time, keep someone in prayer, attend the church of your choice, and be good to someone.


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