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Early voting at rec center is speedy

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Kathleen Howard Miles Brock with her five children, Debbie Miles Lester, Sandi Miles Carrol, Kathy Miles Sloce, Ken Miles and Barry Miles

Kathleen Howard Miles Brock with her five children, Debbie Miles Lester, Sandi Miles Carrol, Kathy Miles Sloce, Ken Miles and Barry Miles

A very important thing going on in our county this week is the voting locations that are set up until Nov. 2. You can vote at either the Letcher County Recreational Center in Whitesburg or the Letcher County Clerk’s office. Even though the rec center is closed from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, you can still go in and vote. On Saturday the times are from 8 a.m. to 12. I voted Tuesday and it took me about five minutes.

Now, I just wish I could do away with all the political ads on our cable TV. They’re about to drive me and Mommy crazy. My youngest granddaughter, Story Eliza, even said the other day, “I’m getting so tired of listening to Amy McGrath blah, blah, blah and Mitch McConnell blah, blah, blah. They are driving me batty.” They don’t have cable and so I asked her when she saw those. She said they are on her iPad when she is doing her schoolwork. Makes me wonder what else is coming up on those iPads for our school age children to see.

I remember going with Daddy to Colson School to vote many years ago. It sure was a different experience then compared to now. I like it now much better. Then, there were all kinds of people passing out cards for their candidates and as you walked up to the sidewalk they would bombard you and try to get you into a conversation about your choices. Daddy had told me beforehand to not even look at them, just take their cards and keep walking. He also told me there was vote buying going on, and I was devastated when I saw that. So, when the law was passed to stop all that craziness going on at the voting booths, I was so happy. Since then, it’s been a pleasure to vote instead of a dread.

Dorothy Pennington Tacket is pictured with her grandson Steven Holbrook.

Dorothy Pennington Tacket is pictured with her grandson Steven Holbrook.

Another event happening will be the Turkey Trot 5 KY, sponsored by University of Kentucky College of Agriculture and MCHC. You can walk, run, bike, or hike your 5K. Do whatever is comfortable for you! Here is how it works:

1. Register here ( for FREE) by Thursday, November 12, at 11: 59 p. m.: uky.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ 6ldYTQbPlSEa6b3.

Jean Adkins, her granddaughter Sarah Adkins, and her daughter-in-law Ida Webb Adkins

Jean Adkins, her granddaughter Sarah Adkins, and her daughter-in-law Ida Webb Adkins

2. Complete your 5K anytime between Friday, Nov. 13, and Sunday, Nov. 15, by 11:59 p.m.

3. Cross the virtual finish line by Nov. 15. at 11:59 p.m. (finish line survey will be sent to you by email).

4. Redeem your free t-shirt!

Okay for birthdays this past week and this week coming. Kathy Miles Sloce and Ida Webb Adkins both celebrated on the 16th. Colette Taylor will celebrate her birthday on the 21st, Cassie McCool-Solis, Carol Little Brown and my nephew Steven Holbrook all have birthdays on the 22nd. Then, my little sweetie pie, Canaan James Holbrook, Steven and Chasity Holbrook’s youngest son will have his second birthday on the 26th. Last year his birthday party was at Mom’s so she could be with him on his birthday, but this year we will not be able to do this because of COVID-19. The picture posted is of Mom and Steven Holbrook, but if you didn’t pay any attention to Mom’s black hair you would not know that this is Canaan instead of Steven. He is Steven’s carbon copy.

Patty Sexton’s great-grandchildren, Zander, Jayce, and Riddik Walters. They are the great-great-great-grandchildren of the late Ervie and Annette Sexton of Sandlick, and grandchildren of Paulla and Eddie Adams of West Virginia.

Patty Sexton’s great-grandchildren, Zander, Jayce, and Riddik Walters. They are the great-great-great-grandchildren of the late Ervie and Annette Sexton of Sandlick, and grandchildren of Paulla and Eddie Adams of West Virginia.

So many heartbreaking things have happened in our county since last week. Without mentioning any in particular, just pray for our whole county. The people affected by these happenings need our earnest prayers. Their hearts are broken and only God can give them the comfort they need. Along with that, please remember our pastor, Bill Jones, and his family. It has been four years and three months since their son was murdered and they are just now getting court dates.

I’ll close here with Oma’s weekly plea, try to either go to church Sunday or listen to a service online. I can’t wait till I can encourage you to be in a church service face to face again.

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