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Wisconsin tourists enjoy Civil War reenactment


Last week’s rain gave the ground a pretty good soaking but didn’t seem to make the streams and creeks flow much higher. It really did make the leaves fall from the trees, though.

I’m sorry I forgot to mention the death of one of Isom’s most known and well loved residents, Edith Ison. Everyone who knew her knew she was one of a kind and was well respected throughout the community. A large crowd of family and friends came out to show their love and respect for Edith during her visitation and funeral. She was laid to rest in the Isom Cemetery next to her husband, Corb, and we send our condolences to her family.

The Civil War reenactment at Leatherwood was held this past weekend and also their Military Ball was held Saturday night at the Stuart Robinson School cafeteria.

I talked with a group of tourists from Wisconsin who just happened to hear about the reenactment while staying in a hotel at Whitesburg and drove down to watch it. All five of them said they really enjoyed it and couldn’t believe they got to watch all the action for free.

Congratulations to Jamie and Julie Hatton who recently welcomed their little baby girl. A few of the grandparents I know are Dickie and Diane Adams of Isom, Bill and Joyce Adams of Letcher, and Hargis Ison of Isom. I’m sorry I don’t know all of Jamie’s family, but hopefully Oma Hatton will have their names in her column.

It was a beautiful day Sunday for Gary Eugene Adams’s baptism. The wind was a bit cool but the sun made it to be a pretty day. It was evident how well like Gary is by the huge crowd that attended the service and also stayed to have dinner at the church with him, Debbie, and the family.

Saturday was Tammy Adams’s birthday and we had a little birthday party for her at the kitchen of Blair Branch Church. I won’t tell her age, but she had a nice time and we wish her many more.

Belated birthday wishes to Randy Campbell, Hoover Holcomb, and Gillis Reedy of Isom, who had birthdays last week.

Evangene and Arizona Adams and Della Blair drove down to London Saturday to visit with Ben Blair and his family.

Sorry to hear that Roy Dixon of Sycamore Loop had a heart attack recently. He is home and we hope feeling better.

There will be a food drive Nov. 2 at the Isom IGA sponsored by AARP. Anyone wishing to donate canned food, please bring it by that day.

Roy Kenon and Billie Jean Smith came in from Ohio to go to the Smoky Mountains with Lee and Wilma Pridemore. They had a good trip but came home a day early due to the rain on their last day there.

Sherrill and Carla Slone and their family took a trip last week to Florida. I hope their little granddaughter, Elaine, had a good time and I’m sorry I didn’t hear who all went with them or more details. I have a tendency to forget what people tell me.

It was good to hear that Lenore Dixon joined church at Tolson Creek on Sunday. I think she is taking her membership to the Mount Olivet Church at Blackey. Don’t forget about the upcoming fund-raiser being held for her to go toward her treatments for cancer. The one held Saturday went very well and raised quite a bit.

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