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ONE YEAR OLD — Sophie Grace Holland celebrated her first birthday April 23. She enjoyed a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse party with family and friends. She is a daughter of Brandon and Ashley Holland of Little Cowan, and has a sister, Makayla, 8. She is the granddaughter of Marty and Mary Richardson of Little Cowan, Bert Holland of Vicco and Gwen Holland of Hazard.

ONE YEAR OLD — Sophie Grace Holland celebrated her first birthday April 23. She enjoyed a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse party with family and friends. She is a daughter of Brandon and Ashley Holland of Little Cowan, and has a sister, Makayla, 8. She is the granddaughter of Marty and Mary Richardson of Little Cowan, Bert Holland of Vicco and Gwen Holland of Hazard.

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.

The fund drive for the 4 Letcher Co solar projects is going on. Tax-deductible donations can be submitted via an online process. Be sure to specify it is meant for the Hemphill Community Center project. We need around $15,000 to kick off our project. Get in touch and we can send you the link to donate to the whole project or you can donate via our website listed above. We usually try to strong-arm all our expenses on our own but this is a huge undertaking for us. It is hard for us to ask but here goes…Please help us. No donation is too large or too small. For more information, call our Google number, (971) 867-4337, or (971) 86SHEEP.

We look forward to being out from under the burden of the huge energy costs. We will still have a payment for the solar panels and installation of around $325 per month, but that is a lot less than one month’s power bill in winter. With a little help we could pay off for the panels and be able to create another job for someone. Construction should begin in a few days. If we can get the array of solar panels in place, we can build some credit for the winter. If you are looking for a 501©3 worth donating to, then please help us with this project. Wouldn’t you rather help bring solar energy to a coal camp than to help the IRS?

The Digging Up Roots Ancestry Forum is meeting on Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Participants are really enjoying themselves. The next one will be held May 30.

Participants are invited to bring a laptop or tablet, and paper and pen. This will be a free bi-monthly workshop offered courtesy of Jo Ann Hall Osborne. For more information, call (606) 855-4463.

Black Sheep Bakery is our sole funding stream. We are no longer just a senior center. All ages are encouraged to hang out at our place. 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.

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. Jake Sumner will be with us on Friday. Come support local live music and community building efforts. Music on Fridays from 7 to 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.

It’s a hate free zone and you are invited! Come and linger among friends!

Weekly Quote: Creative activity could be described as a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual. Arthur Koestler

Schedule of Events:

May 8: Bakery open 4:30- 9 p.m. and Open Mic 7-8:30 p.m.

May 9: Bakery open 4:30–9 p.m. and Open Mic 7-8:30 p.m.

May 10: Bakery open 4:30-9: p.m. and Friday Nite Pickin’ Supper Club 7 p.m.

May 14: Senior fellowship 10 a.m. and John Ng’s Four Seasons Martial Arts 5:30 p.m.

May 15: Bakery open 4:30–9 p.m. and Open Mic 7-8:30 p.m.

May 16: Bakery opens 4:30–9 p.m. and Open Mic 7-8:30 p.m.

May 17: Bakery open 4:30-9 p.m. and Friday Nite Pickin’ Supper Club 7 p.m.

May 21: Senior fellowship 10 a.m. and John Ng’s Four Seasons Martial Arts 5:30 p.m.

May 22: Bakery opens 4:30-9 p.m. and Open Mic 7-8:30 p.m.

May 23: Bakery opens 4:30-9 p.m. and Open Mic 7-8:30 p.m.

May 24: Bakery open 4:30-9 p.m. and Friday Nite Pickin’ Supper Club 7 p.m.

May 26: Monthly Shape Note Singing 2-5 p.m.

May 28: Senior fellowship 10 a.m., and John Ng’s Four Seasons Martial Arts 5:30 p.m.

May 29: Bakery open 4:30-9 p.m. and Open Mic 7-8:30 p.m.

May 30: Bakery open 4:30-9 p.m. and Open Mic 7-8:30 p.m. Digging Our Roots 6:30 p.m.

May 31: Bakery open 4:30-9 p.m. and Friday Nite Pickin’ Supper Club 7 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.

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

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