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7-21-2017 Obituaries
Adele Hertz Wells Hall

Adele Hertz Wells Hall, 89, of Paintsville, after a short illness, joined our Lord in Heaven Saturday, July 15.
Mrs. Hall was born in Memphis, Tenn., August 4, 1927 a beloved daughter of William T. Wells and Adele Cason Wells. She attended Ashley Hall School and College of Charleston, S.C. Adele loved the beach, sunshine and was an amazing cook. She loved working in her yard and visits with family and friends. Adele was active in Mayo Methodist Church and taught Sunday school for many years. She was warm and caring and had an impact on everyone. She was loved by family and a “second mom” to many. She was our Adele.
Mrs. Hall is preceded by brother, Bill Wells; and survived by her husband, Dr. Maurice Hall; two sons, Thomas Hall (Anne), St. Augustine, Fla. And Alan M. Hall (Mary), Big Pine Key, Fla.; daughter, Susan Hall Schultz (Randy), Acworth, Ga.; grandchildren Brett, Amy Zachary, Alyse, and Jackson; great grandchildren, Ashley, Abby, Alice, Leo, Wesley, and Adele; and nephews, William Wells III and Jamie Wells.
Funeral services were conducted 1 p.m., Wed., July 19, in the Jones-Preston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Davis Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.
This is a paid obituary

Bobby Ray Hitchcock

Funeral services will be held Sat. July 22, 11 a.m. at the First Free Will Baptist Church for Bobby Ray Hitchcock, 77, who passed away Thursday, July 20.
Visitation will be Friday, July 21 5-9 at the church.
Burial will be at the Johnson Co. Memorial Cemetery at Staffordsville.
Arrangements under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home of Paintsville.

Kathleen Hill Blevins

Kathleen (Hill) Blevins, 92, of Satellite Beach, Fla. passed away on April 28, 2017. She was born in Ophir, Ky. to the late Arlen (Darb) and Myrtle Burchett Hill. Kathleen was an active member and greeter at the Oceanside Baptist Church. She also enjoyed quilting and playing cards. Kathleen was a volunteer for The American Red Cross for over 45 years. She was proceeded in death by her husband Raney B. Blevins, and brothers; Wallace Hill (Ann), Tollie Hill (Ruth), and Hobert Hill (Ginny). She is survived by many nieces and nephews. Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, July 22 at the Johnson County Memorial Cemetery.
This is a paid obituary

Courthouse News
Breeonna Terry of Wittensville
Brooke Bryant of Nippa
Kelsey P. Meade of Lowmansville
Marcy J. Blair of Staffordsville
Trilby L. Cantrell of Flat Gap
Savannah L. Lewis of East Point
Johnathan L. Fannin of Oil Springs
Corey M. Fairchild of Paintsville
Lynsey N. Fairchild of Paintsville

Cinthia Ann Keeton to Daniel Eugene White, Jr.
Thomas Lew Trimble to April Michelle Trombley
Shiann Nicole Hall to Joshua David Jude
Summer Conley to Steve Lumpkins
Jeffery Tyler O’Bryan to Elizabeth Catherine Cain
Alexandria Sue Joseph to Nigel Joe Bailey

Christopher D. Davis, 26, of Keaton, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, second offense, license to be in possession; no or expired registration plates, no or expired Kentucky registration receipt, failure to register or transfer or motor vehicle, failure to produce insurance card, failure of owner to maintain required insurance or security certificate and registration and title requirements for vehicle not operating on a highway.
David A. Holbrook, 52, of Paintsville, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, second offense; careless driving; obstructed vision or windshield and no or expired Kentucky registration receipt, improper signal.
Andrew Radcliff, 26, of Louisa, alcohol intoxication in a public place, first and second offense.
Beatrice H. Patrick, 78, of Salyersville, two charges of fourth-degree assault, with no visible injuries and second-degree disorderly conduct.
Rachel Blair, 34, of Sitka, second-degree criminal trespassing.
Ernest A. Hatfield, 39, of East Point, alcohol intoxication in a public place, first and second offense; second-degree fleeing or evading police and resisting arrest.
Robert Housinger, 25, of Staffordsville, public intoxication in a public place by controlled substance and drug paraphernalia to buy or possess.
William L. Bailey, 53, of Salyersville, alcohol intoxication in a public place, first and second offense.
Rebeccca K. Lyons, 37, of Sitka, public intoxication in a public place by controlled substance.
Chennye M. McDaniel, 21, fourth-degree assault with minor injury.
Andrea Salyers, 31, of Paintsville, alcohol intoxication in a public place, first and second offense.
Tara Newsome, 26, of Betsy Layne, second-degree fleeing or evading police on foot; criminal littering and obstruction or interference with an officer.
Terry Parsons, 47, of Allen, failure to operate boat at idle speeds in the harbor/congested area and riding in high rise bass seat at greater than idle speeds.
Opal J. Tackett, 42, of Tutor Key, theft by unlawful taking by shoplifting under $500.
Ronald Sammons, 26, of Paintsville, second-degree disorderly conduct, menacing and resisting arrest.
James Barker, 25, of Paintsville, alcohol intoxication in a public place, first and second offense.
Edwina Mae Guerra, 36, of Paintsville, theft by unlawful taking by shoplifting under $500 and third-degree criminal trespassing.
Michelle LeeReetor, 38, of Hudson, Ind., theft by unlawful taking by shoplifting under $500.
Brent Hansley, 33, of Paintsville, harboring a vicious animal.
Jackie Virgil McCarty, 47, of Staffordsville, second-degree disorderly conduct.
Adam Russell Jennings, 18, of Paintsville, operating on a suspended or revoked operators license, possessing license when privileges revoked and failure to surrender revoked operators license.
Rhonda S. Nixon, 47, of Paintsville, attempted public intoxication by controlled substance.
Austin Newsome, 23, of Teaberry, alcohol intoxication in a public place, first and second offenses and second-degree disorderly conduct.
Freelin Workman, 63, of Hatfield, failure to illuminate or no navigational lights.
Floyd L. Williams, 54, of Paintsville, alcohol intoxication in a public place, first and second offense, fourth-degree domestic violence assault with minor injury and third-degree criminal mischief.
Gary N. Bagwell, 57, of Olive Hill, second-degree disorderly conduct.
Don Nicholas Ramey, 29, of Thelma, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, second offense; driving on a DUI suspended license, second offense in five years; failure to produce insurance card; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security certificate; no/expired Kentucky registration receipt and driving without a license/negligence in an accident.
Kayla M. Salyers, 23, of Ashland, first-degree promoting contraband.
Cory Lyon Smith, 32, of Nashville, Tenn., fugitive from another state.

Sondra Arms vs. Kyle Arms, domestic & family.
Cabell Huntington Hospital, Inc. vs. Amy S. Conley, et al, contract.
Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. vs. James R. Varney, contract.
Hager Rowe vs. Pete Fitzpatrick, et al, personal injury.
Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC, vs. James R. Guess, foreclosure.
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company vs. William R. Castle, foreclosure.
Jerry B. Kehler vs. Luanna M. Kehler, domestic & family.
Shawn Tompson vs. Health Care Collection Service, Inc., property rights.

Louvonna Stacy and Kevin Stacy to Billy Ray Nobel.
Richard Ratliff and Kerri Ratliff to Conn Maynard and Janet Maynard.
Frances Fannin to James Michael Caudill.
Dr. Chris Bowen and Kathy Bowen to Westley Hunt and Kateland Blevins, property on Clay Ave.
Greta D. Music to Denise Castle Fields, property in East Point.
Thomas Leo Trimble to April Michelle Trimble.
David B. Wright and Emilee Wright to Charles Eric Evans and Marla Evans.
Robert Blair and Dorothy Blair to Krystal Collins.
Robert Blair and Dorothy Blair to Krystal Collins, property on Lower Twin Br.
Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Jason Thomas, property in Stambaugh.
Bonnie Lou Lyons and Robert H. Lyons to Edward E. Pack.
Melvin McKenzie and David McKenzie to Stacie Curnutte and James Curnutte, property on Ky. Rt. 172.
Joan Music to William Joe Cantrell, property in Johnson County.
Joan Music to Connie Music.
James Loyd Lemaster and Stacy Blanton Lemaster to Mary Elizabeth Lemaster, property on Ky. Rt. 1107.
Phillip Butcher and Vertice Butcher to John David Trimble.
James Ward and Rowena D. Ward to William C. Preston and Betty D. Preston.
Carl King and Connie King to Ricky Lemaster Jr. and Jessica Lemaster Risner.
Betty W. Stapleton to Chris Getschmann and Shelby Haynes, property on Daniels Branch.
Cynthia Marcum, Aka Cynthia Lee Marcum to unverified.
Charles M. Miller, II to Charles M. Miller II.
Jeanette Gambill to unverified.

All-Stars end pool play with loss to Nelson Co.
AUSTIN ALLEN made a play from the shortstop position during all-star play in London. Allen led off the game with a home run to give Paintsville an early lead, before dropping to 0-3 in pool play with a 10-1 loss.

By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Paintsville Little League All-Star Team concluded pool play during the 2017 Kentucky State Little League All-Star Tournament with a 10-1 loss to Nelson Monday at the North Laurel Little League Field in London.
Shortstop Austin Allen started the game with a solo home run to give Paintsville the early 1-0 advantage until Nelson County took the lead for good with three runs in the bottom of the third frame.

Allen, Collins homer in pool play loss against Glagow
By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Paintsville Little League All-Star Team suffered a 7-4 loss to Glasgow in the second game of pool play during the 2017 Kentucky Little League State Baseball Tournament Sunday at the North Laurel Little League Field in London.
Glasgow scored one run in the top of the first inning and held that advantage until Paintsville got things going in the bottom of the third frame.

The Downhomer
The Stuff of Life: Not Bread, Not Sugar and Spice and Everything nice. Not tomatoes! Salt!

Last week I wrote, however poorly, about how much I love tomatoes. I love eating them out of hand, love them cooked in almost anything. I love rice cooked in tomato juice, vegetable soup made with tomato juice, spaghetti with a meat sauce made from tomatoes, goulash made with tomatoes, garden salads with hunks of fresh tomatoes in them. To my notion, tomatoes enhances the flavor of just about anything you might cook them in, except maybe for desserts!
Now I will write a few words about that addition which enhances the taste of all food items; of tomatoes, and all other fruits, meat, bread, and vegetables. In fact, every single thing we eat seems unfinished without that little sprinkle of salt we give it, for it is how well our food is seasoned that always makes it taste better, be more palatable.
I have heard that the people of Scotland eat their breakfast porridge with salt and not sugar. In fact this is also how I like my instant oatmeal. If it is actually true or not for Scotland, I do like my instant oatmeal so much better with salt than with sugar. I like an orange with salt on it, like eating a grapefruit with salt, like frying up slices of sweet potatoes that are salted before the brown sugar that caramelizes them is ever added. I even like a sprinkle of salt in my fruit salad and what would bread be like without it. In fact, in many of our diet preferences it often seems that sugar and/or salt is often used inter- changeably.
To digress somewhat, we all know how we get sugar. Probably once upon time, it might have been gathered from the wild in naturally growing cane breaks. I have read how Daniel Boone and the early settlers of this land utilized the use of wild sugar cane as pig fodder. Of course they probably knew that by planting it for themselves they could make molasses. And better yet when they pulled out that sweet inner part of those stalks, after they allowed that inner goodness to dry, they had a reasonable facsimile of what in modern time we know as refined sugar. The history of the production of sugar actually goes back to the places where it first flourished; in Asia and India, Egypt, Israel and other warm places. I once read how one of the soldiers of Alexander the Great had broken off a cane stalk as they marched through a field of it and finding it so very good, he reported on its sweetness. So of course it was taken back to Europe where it eventually evolved into an industry that has helped to be part of a buying and selling cog that makes the world go round.
Today there are acres and acres of sugar cane under cultivation, as well as a certain kind of beet from which sugar is also made. Before that, people ate dates and figs and wild grapes, along with all kinds of other fruits in appeasement of their sweet cravings. Of course there was always wild honey, the honeybee probably created at the same time as all other wild things. Whatever, since then honeybees have just kept on doing their thing by producing the super sweet excretion which in time would be part of the diet of John the Baptist. The Bible tells us how that faithful forerunner prophet lived in the desert where he survived on locusts and wild honey which some of those always industrious little bees had made. In command from their Creator, and in preparation for a certain ordained purpose? I absolutely believe that from the beginning, God knew that honey from the bees He created would some day make the honey His baptist servant John would need to eat.
But how about salt?
Long before the time of Christ, salt was an important bartering item for the caravans that plied the trade routes of the world. In today’s world, we all know about the Great Salt Lake and the Bonneville Salt Flats of Utah, the salt of the Dead Sea located in the Jordan Riff area. We also know about caves of salt and the mines where tons of salt are harvested both here and in many other places around the world.
I won’t even bother to speak of the side effects of too much salt, believing the secret for its safe use being a practice of moderation! And though I myself do not have many problems with high blood pressure, I admit I am a salt-a-holic.
Recently, my son Vaughn and his wife came from Missouri for a visit home. While Janice and I worked together finishing up the soup beans, fried potatoes, corn bread and pork chops Vaughn had asked me for, we enjoyed talking, the two of us speaking casually of many things. We spoke of how important salt is to our day to day cooking, agreeing with each other that it was not as salty as it once was. Then we remembered that Bible verse where Christ tells us that when salt has lost its savor, it is only fit to be tossed out. We thought that this verse could easily be a description of some one who turns back from their first estate; becoming then an unprofitable servant. I pray this would never be so of me; my salt always viable and true.

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