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Black Sheep marks first anniversary



Pictured are at the celebration of Black Sheep Bakery’s anniversary are Evelyn Adkins, Skylar Griffith, Michelle Potter and Gwen Johnson.

Pictured are at the celebration of Black Sheep Bakery’s anniversary are Evelyn Adkins, Skylar Griffith, Michelle Potter and Gwen Johnson.

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/ pages/Hemphill-Community Center or www.facebook.com/Hemphillblacksheep.

Check out our two new websites: www.hemphillcenter.org and www.blacksheepbrickoven.org.

Wow, like double wow! We were pleasantly surprised at the number of folks who showed up the celebrate one year of Hemphill Community Center doing business as Black Sheep Brick Oven Bakery and our newly installed solar energy system. Thanks to the friends who gathered from near and far and all the ones who sent regrets for their inability to be at the party. We had great food, great music, and great fellowship. Our apologies to our call-in customers for being swamped and in celebration mode.

We have thus far created two part-time positions and we hope with the solar installation we will be able to create more employment opportunities, as all our money will not hopefully be paid in electrical costs. We will have to pay our payment of $311 on the panels now but are waiting with bated breath to see how much our energy bill from Kentucky Power is for the current month. We were able to get the solar up and running on June 15 at around 2 p.m. We will keep you informed on how that all unfolds as we go along.

Black Sheep Bakery recently celebrated its first anniversary.

Black Sheep Bakery recently celebrated its first anniversary.

We have some other thoughts about community development and opportunities for community wealth and are thinking of forming a co-operative arts coalition for the Hemphill area. We will organize a meeting soon to discuss these things. Crafters and artists will be invited to come share their thoughts. More on that later.

Employment and sustainable community wealth is our vision. May the force be with us as we rebuild in a sustainable “We own what we make” sort of way.

NA meetings are henceforth going to be held at Hemphill Community Center. We are proud to host these meeting for those on the recovery road. These meetings will be held Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and Sundays at 6 p.m. weekly. All are welcome.

The Digging Up Roots Ancestry Forum is meeting on Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Participants are really enjoying themselves. The final workshop for June is June 27. Next month workshops on July 11 and the 25th. Participants are invited to bring a laptop or tablet, and paper and pen. This will be a free bimonthly workshop offered courtesy of Jo Ann Hall Osborne. For more information, call (606) 855-4463.

We have converted Friday Nite Pickin’ to a supper club environment where folks can come and enjoy music while eating their evening meal from the fabulous Black Sheep Menu. We will have a featured local singer/songwriter every Friday. Come support local live music and community building efforts. Music on Fridays from 7 – 9 p.m.

You have an open invitation to come and hang out with us at the Center when you can. We have Wi-Fi now so kids and adults are better satisfied not being cut off from their electronic devices. We also have a playground and a walking track so bring the whole family for a visit. Regardless of differences in education, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, or perceived differences, all are welcome and will be treated with justice and friendship. It’s a hate free zone and you are invited! Come and linger among friends!

Weekly Quote: It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes. Sally Field

Schedule of Events:

June 26: Bakery open 4:30 – 9 p.m., NA Meeting 6 p.m., Open Mic 7 – 8:30 p.m.

June 27: Bakery open 4:30 – 9 p.m. and Open Mic 7 – 8:30 p.m., Digging Up Roots Ancestry Forum 6:30 p.m.

June 28: Bakery open 4:30 – 9 p.m. and Friday Nite Pickin’ Supper Club 7 p.m.

June 30: NA Meeting 6 p.m.

July 2: Senior Fellowship 10 a.m. and John Ng’s Four Seasons Martial Arts 5:30 p.m.

July 3: Bakery open 4:30 – 9 p.m., NA Meeting 6 p.m., Open Mic 7 – 8:30 p.m.

July 4: Closed

July 5: Bakery open 4:30 – 9 p.m. and Friday Nite Pickin’ Supper Club 7 p.m.

July 7: NA Meeting 6 p.m.

July 9: Senior fellowship 10 a.m. and John Ng’s Four Seasons Martial Arts 5:30 p.m.

July 10: Bakery open 4:30 – 9 p.m., NA Meeting 6 p.m., Open Mic 7 – 8:30 p.m.

July 11: Bakery open 4:30 – 9 p.m. and Open Mic 7 – 8:30 p.m.

July 12: Bakery open 4:30 – 9 p.m. and Friday Nite Pickin’ Supper Club 7 p.m.

July 14: NA Meeting 6 p.m.

July 16: Senior fellowship 10 a.m. and John Ng’s Four Seasons Martial Arts 5:30

July 17: Bakery open 4:30 – 9 p.m., NA Meeting 6 p.m., Open Mic 7 – 8:30 p.m.

July 18: Bakery open 4:30 – 9 p.m., and Open Mic 7 – 8:30 p.m., Digging Up Roots Ancestry Forum 6:30 p.m.

July 19: Bakery open 4:30 – 9 p.m., and Friday Nite Pickin’ Supper Club 7 p.m.

July 23: Senior fellowship 10 a.m. and John Ng’s Four Seasons Martial Arts 5:30 p.m.

July 24: Bakery open 4:30 – 9 p.m., NA Meeting 6 p.m., Open Mic 7 – 8:30 p.m.

July 25: Bakery open 4:30 – 9 p.m. and Open Mic 7 – 8:30 p.m.

July 26: Bakery open 4:30 – 9 p.m. and Friday Nite Pickin’ Supper Club 7 p.m.

July 28: Monthly Shape Note Singing 2 – 5 p.m., NA Meeting 6 p.m.

July 30: Senior Fellowship 10 a.m. and John Ng’s Four Seasons Martial Arts 5:30 p.m.

Friday Nite Pickin’: Open mic at intermission. Family friendly environment.

Inclement weather policy: Watch for cancellations on Facebook two hours before scheduled events.

Hemphill Community Center/ Black Sheep Brick Oven Bakery 2514 Hwy 317, Jackhorn, KY 41825.

A merry heart makes a good medicine but a broken spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22

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