Whitesburg KY

Three babies join family


Hello everyone — I hope you enjoyed the lovely weather we had over the weekend. It was fantastic.

I think I preferred Sunday’s weather since there was sunshine. If there’s sunshine, I can deal with the weather.

Sandra K. Day, of Cowan, passed away on Jan. 7. She was the daughter of the late Clayton and Orpha Day. Sandra is survived by three sisters, Kathy (Robert) Sword, Marcia (Eddie) Roberts, and Barbara (John) Banks. She is survived by three nephews, Daniel Sword, Clayton Banks, and James Roberts. She is survived by four nieces, Tori Akers, Clayshan Kincer, Chanda Baskins, and Angie Jones, along with several great-nieces and great-nephews. Sandra will be missed by everyone she came in contact with.

I have a faint memory of Sandra babysitting us back in the 1960s. I just remember her being at the house. She’ll be in everyone’s memory.

Debbie and Jeff Vice of Flemingsburg took a family trip to Clearwater, Fla. Those that went with Debbie and Jeff were: Molly Vice of Nashville, Tenn.; Ben, Hazelee, Caroline, and Owen Vice of London; and Ellen and Ryan White of Liberty. They had a wonderful time and, as we know, any time spent with loved ones is wonderful. Debbie said it was so relaxing to have the time together.

Our family has expanded by three in the past few months. Here are the latest new babies and we welcome them to the family.

Aubrey Jean Breitwieser arrived on Nov. 28, 2019. She weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. Her parents are Jade Hasenour and Cavan Breitwieser. Grandparents are Brie and Nick Decker and great-grandparents are Mark Goldman and the late Patti Sigrest Goldman. Aubrey Jean resides in Indiana with her parents.

Hazel Grace Barnett arrived on Jan. 7. She weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and was 19 3/4 inches long. Her parents are David and Jessica Barnett. Her older brother is Jonathan. The grandparents are Michael and Stacy Barnett, and the great-grandmother is Stella Sigrest Barnett. Hazel Grace resides in Indiana with her parents.

Ruby Claire Wat t s arrived on Jan. 9. She weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long. Her parents are Michael and Victoria Watts and her grandparents are Mike and Donna Watts. Ruby Claire resides on Little Cowan with her parents.

My niece, Janis Marr of Berea, was injured due to the weekend’s winds. She was leaning into her car when the car door slammed across the back of her leg. She’s bruised and has a sprain. I’m hoping she gets better soon. Janis is the daughter of my brother, John Campbell.

Kae and David Fisher had the company of their grandson, Jesse Creedance Cook, and three friends from Pikeville for an overnight stay. Kae and David enjoyed their company, as they were well-behaved young men.

Kae and David’s granddaughter, Lexi Santana Pease, is working part-time at the Texas Roadhouse in Pikeville. Lexi is a senior at Shelby Valley High School.

Cassie Harris of Lexington is engaged to Joshua Blanchard of Lexington. They are planning a fall wedding. Cassie is the daughter of Laura and Mike Harris of Lexington. Cassie is the granddaughter of Bob and Ramona Caudill of Little Cowan.

The Letcher County Extension Office had a post on its website about ordering plants. The prepaid order needs to be turned in by March 13. The plants will be in after the first week in April. I printed out the order sheet and already have it filled out. I enjoy getting plants from the Extension Office.

I finally got my second shingles shot. The first one was free since it was under my COBRA insurance. It turns out that Medicare doesn’t pay for the second shot, so I had to. I did wait until January for the shot so it would go towards this year’s deductible. I think I’m caught up with all immunizations.

My feelings were hurt when I read Speak Your Piece last week. Someone had written in and stated that the residents of Little Cowan were unfriendly and unkind. I was shocked when I read the piece. I don’t know the circumstances that the author is/was dealing with, but Little Cowan is friendly. I’m sorry the author has had a negative experience but if they look around, there are kind and friendly people here. We’re open to making new friends and we try to help when we can.

The weekly quote is attributed to Katrina Mayer. “Being a good friend doesn’t mean you always have the right words to say. Sometimes it means you just know when to be a good listener.”

If you have any news please email: cowannews@aol.com. Have a good week. Thank you.

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