Pageant to benefit needy families

The Prince and Princess Pageant will be held at 6:30 p.m., Dec. 6, at the Hemphill Community Center. For applications, contact Tina Collier, 855-4529, or Tabitha Muncy, 855-7720, or visit Shoe Show or Food World in Whitesburg or Neon. Deadline to apply is Dec. 1. All proceeds will benefit needy families for Christmas.

Preparing for colder weather


Seems like I don’t have much news anymore. Not many coming and going anymore. Bob and Christine Gatton enjoyed a nice visit on Cowan recently. They came by for a short visit while they were here. It was good to see them. Many of our relatives don’t come as much as they did when their parents were alive and we […]

Services are held for Pauline Caudill

Pauline Brown Caudill, 63, of Taylor, Mich., died October 27. She was a daughter of the late Robert and Angeline Brown. Funeral services were held October 30 in Michigan. Burial was in the Michigan Memorial Park Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Paul Caudill; two sons, Robert Caudill and wife Nancy and Arlie Dale Caudill and wife Kimberly; a daughter, Patricia […]

Dems expand control of Senate

WASHINGTON Democrats fattened their majority control of the Senate on Tuesday, ousting Republican Sens. Elizabeth Dole of North Carolina and John Sununu of New Hampshire and capturing seats held by retiring GOP senators in Virginia, New Mexico and Colorado. With 29 of 35 Senate races called, Democrats were guaranteed at least a 55-45 majority, including two holdover independents who vote […]

Strange But True

• It was Andrew Jackson Young, American civil-rights activist, former U.N. ambassador, congressman and mayor of Atlanta, who made the following sage — and disturbingly accurate — observation: “Nothing is illegal if 100 businessmen decide to do it.” • Those who study such things claim that by the time the average American reaches the age of 20, he or she […]

ENERGY DRINKS: Are They Worth The Hype?

Energy drinks seem to be everywhere — in advertisements, in the hands of celebrities, and in the soda aisles at your local market. But are they worth the hype, and more importantly, are they safe for people with diabetes? The Short Answer: No! Energy drinks — Red Bull, Monster, Adrenaline Rush and Venom to name a few — mostly consist […]

Jean Ison celebrates her 80th birthday with party

Southern Ohio

Hello again, everyone! It is getting very cold in the Harrison, Ohio area! I guess I may as well get used to a visitor called Old Man Winter as he is going to be around for a while. Please overlook any mistakes that may occur in this column. My computer went on vacation to my computer repairman’s house. It finally […]


Lilly Mae Stidham will celebrate her first birthday Nov. 8. She is the daughter of Andrew and Erin Cokonougher-Stidham. Her grandparents are Ila Blair and Ronnie Stidham and the late Karen Stidham.

Services held for Geneva Blankenship

Graveside services for Geneva Pridemore Blankenship, 61, of Greenup, were held October 30 at Horsemill Point Cemetery. A daughter of the late Mark and Minta Adams Pridemore, she died October 28 in Huntington, W.Va. She was a sister of the late Wendell Pridemore, Wilma Allen, and Juanita Whitaker. Surviving are her husband, Estil “Buck” Blankenship; a son, Marty Little and […]

House Democrats gain in northeast and south

WASHINGTON House Democrats solidified their control of the northeast and made gains in the South on Tuesday by defeating Republicans from Connecticut to Arizona as they pushed for historic gains in their majority. “It’s the night we have been waiting for,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. Ousting 22-year veteran Rep. Chris Shays in Connecticut gave Democrats every House seat […]