Francis Whitaker of Carcassonne had to be flown out to Holston Valley Hospital on Friday afternoon. She and her husband Stewart were cutting a tree when it hit her in the face. She fell and broke the bones in her face below her eyes, eight ribs, and her jaw, and she also had some damage to her back and loss of blood. As of Saturday she was able to only squeeze the family’s hands when they talked to her. Francis is such a sweet person. I wish her a speedy recovery.
Tara Couch of Linefork got to come home about a week ago from a hospital in Lexington. She is doing a lot better. Her mom Dena said she is glad she is finally home.
Bill Johnson of Woodrock is doing better. He is sitting up now and is talking. That’s good to hear. He has been sick for quite awhile now.
Bill Gibson of Isom took a turn for the worse last week. He was taken off of all the machines but had to be put back on because his lungs collapsed. He was 106 the 18th.
Happy birthday to Shelby Vice of Blackey. She turned 4 on Jan. 12. She is the daughter of Kyle and Heather Bates Vice, and has a sister, Macey.
I was so sorry to hear that Debbie Campbell’s business, Annie’s Frugal Finery, had burnt down in Whitesburg on Wednesday of last week. I’m glad no one was hurt.
I had all the family over on Saturday for cake, ice cream and hot dogs for my daughter Jennifer’s birthday. She turned 25 on Jan. 14. Jessica Sparks and her girls Kaydance and Kameran were in from Lincoln Park, Mich., and they came over also.
Happy birthday to Manis Blair of Elk Creek. It was on Monday.
Happy birthday to Bruce and Bryan Packard. It was on Jan. 17. Bruce and his family live in Huntington, W.Va., and Bryan his family live in Richmond. They are the sons of Lois Packard of Carcassonne.