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Letcher County Coroner Renee Campbell attended the Gifts for Life Summit held in Lexington, where she received the award for being the top referring coroner for organ donation in the eastern region of Kentucky. Presenting her with the award is Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates representative Lauren Salyer.

Letcher County Coroner Renee Campbell attended the Gifts for Life Summit held in Lexington, where she received the award for being the top referring coroner for organ donation in the eastern region of Kentucky. Presenting her with the award is Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates representative Lauren Salyer.

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

Check out our two brand 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 $600 per month, but that is less than half of one month’s power bill in winter.

The monthly shape note singing of 7-note gospel was particularly good this month. We are improving. It is an ecumenical event where no church affiliation is required or discussed. It’s a good place for backsliders such as myself to have a creative outlet as we hone our skills and blend our voices. Good coffee and Black Sheep lemon/almond scones were the literal icing on the cake for the April singing. We all had a great time. Come sing with us when you can.

John Ng’s Four Seasons Martial Arts is based at Hemphill Community Center. Under the direction of Frank Sexton, they will participate in the 20-mile yard sale in Colson this coming Saturday. Please come out to Colson and support their effort to raise needed funds. For more information on the 20-mile yard sale, call Shirley Sexton (606)633-2519.

The Digging Up Roots Ancestry Forum is meeting on Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The next one will be held May 2. The final one in May will be May 30. Participants are invited to bring a laptop or tablet, and paper and pen. The folks gathering for this are having lively conversations and doing research of great interest to them. This is a free bimonthly 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. 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: When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion. – Dale Carnegie

Schedule of Events:

May 1: Bakery open 4:30- 9 p.m. & Open Mic 7-8:30 p.m.

May 2: Bakery open 4:30- 9 p.m. & Open Mic 7-8:30 p.m.. Digging Our Roots 6:30 p.m.

May 3: Bakery open 4:30- 9 p.m. & Friday Nite Pickin’ Supper Club 7 p.m.

May 7: Senior fellowship 10 a.m. & John Ng’s Four Seasons Martial Arts 5:30 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

May 16: Bakery open 4:30-9 p.m. & Open Mic 7-8:30 p.m.

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

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

May 22: Bakery open 4:30-9 p.m. & Open Mic 7-8:30 p.m.

May 23: Bakery open 4:30-9 p.m. & Open Mic 7-8:30 p.m.

May 24: Bakery open 4:30- 9 p.m. & 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. & John Ng’s Four Seasons Martial Arts 5:30 p.m.

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

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

May 31: Bakery open 4:30-9 p.m. & 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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