Mark 50th anniversary

Family and friends hosted an open house 50th wedding anniversary celebration for Mary Carolyn and Coburn Ison at their home in Indianapolis, Ind., on Saturday Jan. 28, from 1 to 5 p.m. It was a beautiful celebration and the Isons were very pleased that family and friends could enjoy their special day with them. Mary Carolyn Dixon and Coburn Ison […]


New cervical cancer test options told

WASHINGTON Forget one-size-fits-all advice: New guidelines give women choices for cervical cancer testing that depend on their age. Once recommended every year, many major medical groups have long said that a Pap test every three years is the best way to screen most women, starting at age 21 and ending at 65. But starting at age 30, you could choose […]

Sexton reunion

A reunion of the family of Bennie Sexton, Julia Gibson Sexton, and Becky Taylor Sexton will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 16, at Thornton Park. Those attending should bring a covered dish or drinks. For more information, call Helen Craft at 633-4446 or Kathy Baker at 855-4844.

Warm weather working magic


Hope everyone has had a good week. This warm weather has worked its magic on most of us. We always feel better when the sun is bright. I love listening to the frogs. Such a joyful sound. As I came up Route 7 from Isom to Deane the other night, the frogs were having a beautiful concert. We had our […]

Cowan center giving away plants, seeds

Big Cowan

Cowan Community Center will be hosting a plant and seed distribution Saturday, March 31, at 9 a.m. They will be accepting applications. If people still need to sign up, call Valerie Horn, project coordinator, at 634-9468, or Carol Ison at 633-9831. Would like to have a work day/meeting at the Obie Fields Cemetery on Big Cowan Saturday, March 24, at […]

Dandruff control

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: How does one eliminate dandruff? I have had it for months and have tried many, many shampoos without making any progress. I can’t wear a dark suit coat. I look like I’ve just come in from a snow blizzard. Please give me some sort of program that I can follow. — H.H. ANSWER: Dandruff ’s official name […]

Bible trivia

1. Is the book of 3 Peter in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. When the seventh seal was opened there was silence in heaven for how long? 1 breath, Half an hour, Full day, 3 days 3. From Daniel 5, whose palace had a hand that wrote on the wall? Solomon, Herod, Belshazzar, Ahasuerus 4. What ancient […]

Services held for Euna Holbrook

Euna Fields Caudill Holbrook, 88, died March 16, at her home on Solomon. Born in Whitesburg to the late James ‘Tinker’ and Jane Mullins Fields, she was the widow of Leslie Dale Caudill, and later married Cecil Holbrook, who also preceded her in death along with a son and a daughter, James and Phyliss, and a step-son- in- law, Kerney […]