Bleckley Men Honor Mothers

Tyrell Holloway, Marcus Hall, and Chris Jordan

by Melissa Blankenship

Sometimes the simplest expression of appreciation can leave a lasting impression.  Recently the Jeremiah #182 Masonic Lodge visited the mothers at Bryant nursing home and left them with more than just a rose. Continue reading Bleckley Men Honor Mothers

Be Aware – CF Stories from Cochran

This week is Cystic Fibrosis week.  CF is a genetic disorder that causes the body to create excess mucus that can build up in the lungs, pancreas and other internal organs.  In the lungs, this excess mucus can trap bacteria, which causes infections that can lead to respiratory failure and death.

According to the CF Foundation, 30, 000 people in the U.S. have CF.  Our own community is not unaffected by this disease.  Amye Dykes, the daughter of Troy and Cindy Dykes, lives a courageous life with CF.  Just recently Amye had to spend several weeks in the hospital and at home battling two different drug resistant bacteria that periodically cause infections in her lungs.  Amye is an old hat at these “tune-ups” as she calls them. She recently wrote a blog post about her journey with CF.  She shared the following about her daily life. Continue reading Be Aware – CF Stories from Cochran