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Seniors attend coal hearings, prom


Hello from the Kingscreek Center.

We have had a very busy week.

Tuesday, we went shopping in Pikeville. We checked out Magic Mart, Walmart, Dollar Tree and the Goodwill Store. Lunch was at Shoney’s. Those attending were Loreva Fields, Margie Sturgill, Eulah Mille, Faye Herron, Judy Eldridge, Brenda Fields, Mae Boggs, Colleen Cornett, Harold Day, Barbara Eldridge, Joni Fields and Cathy Ingram, our driver, and me (of course).

Thursday, there was a last minute change of plans. Instead of a nutrition class, we drove to Pikeville again for the coal hearings. They were interesting and informative. Our county Judge Jim Ward brought out how the job losses really affected this area.

We want clean water but need to be alive to enjoy the water. With all the closing of the mines, it could come to many families to either eat or be homeless.

On our way home we stopped at a little place called Pig in A Poke. Probably the best barbecued pork I ever ate, and reasonable too.

Those going to the coal hearings were Margie Sturgill, Faye Herron, Judy Eldridge, Sue Williams, Harold Day, Barbara Eldridge, Joni Fields, Cathy Ingram and myself.

Friday was our Senior Prom at the new rec center. We all dressed up and had fun. We were given corsages and boutonnieres. Made us feel really special. All the flowers were prepared by Ms. Campbell. I didn’t catch her first name.

Our King was Harold Day and our Queen was Eulah Miller. Also attending were Erna D. Hart, myself and Cathy Ingram.

A really heartfelt thank you to Cathy Ingram. She goes the extra miles to see that we are well taken care of.

They served us a luncheon and dessert and some of us danced and were interviewed for television.

Am writing in a hurry as I have to get this turned in and get on to the next project.

My soapbox moment is this: when will government and its agencies ever learn we are not all exactly alike? Look at our problems and those of other groups as having their own special needs. And everyone wants to take care of their families. It is true in Kentucky, Kansas, California or New York .

We are not lazy hillbillies but have to have a job before we can work.

Off my soapbox.

Enjoy all today has to offer, let tomorrow wait.

Smile and everyone will notice.

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