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In addition to the telephone and the U.S. Mail, The Mountain Eagle accepts comments to Speak Your Piece by electronic mail. Our address is: mteagle@bellsouth.com

This is a 31-year-old single woman responding to the single guy who left a message in Speak Your Piece: Meet me at Hardee’s on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

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I don’t know the details of the health care debate, but I always know that something somebody doesn’t want costs too much and something they want doesn’t. If you want something you have the money for it and if you don’t want it you don’t have the money for it. That’s the way it is with the health care debate. I need health care. I can afford health insurance, but the insurance doesn’t pay anything so I don’t go to the doctor because I can’t afford the co-pays. If they lower the age for Medicare eligibility to 55, my wife and I would be in hog heaven. God bless you and have a nice day. I am a Republican, but I am for Obama.

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Get your guns, fellows. It’s cat killing time on Bill Moore Branch.

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Could The Mountain Eagle let us know whatever happened with the report Peewee Back said he was ordering as board chairman concerning the missing drug test from the personnel files in the offices of the Letcher County Water and Sewer District? Is the report public record? If so, how would the public get access to the record?

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Hey, Redneck. Did you get your Christmas present yet? You better be getting back with your little hen before I take her away from you and move her up to Neon.

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I can’t believe that this so-called preacher is strutting up and down the streets in Whitesburg. He’s a socalled preacher, okay? How much did they pay you to preach in the funeral, hypocrite?

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I’ve heard some girls referring to some Letcher County guys as PBR playboys. Please tell me what a PBR playboy is?

(We’re assuming PBR stands for Pabst Blue Ribbon beer. Maybe a reader will be kind enough to let you know what a PBR playboy is.)

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I would like to thank Alicia Cook for being at the funeral for David Hall. I would also like to thank the friends and family for being there. We love you, Christy and Michelle.

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Was the person who commented in Speak Your Piece being serious when he or she said all the money we spend on t-shirts, license plates and other items that say ‘Friends of Coal’ doesn’t support the coal miners? We need to get the message out so we don’t give them more money.

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I tell you what I think about that, sir. I don’t think you’ve got enough sense to deliver a message clearly.

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Merry Christmas to all Letcher County Water and Sewer District Board members, Board Chairman Pewee Back and Superintendent Tim Reed. I hope that Jesus Christ touches you this Christmas and fills your heart with faith, peace and joy. If anyone needs it, you guys do and just maybe the way you have persecuted the Christians in the past will stop. You can be forgiven if you ask Jesus Christ, but you have to ask.

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A certain fast-food restaurant in Whitesburg needs to do something with one of its high managers. She is rude and obnoxious and very annoying. She treats us as if we are nothing and she is the queen of all walks. Until something is done about her, my family and friends will not be back to this restaurant.

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Happy birthday to Sherman Maggard Jr. of Jenkins on December 26. We love you. From Mom, Sabrina and Mack.

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About the drug test that was stolen by Letcher County Water and Sewer District Superintendent Tim Reed. Pewee Back, the board chairman, stated that he was having Tim Reed fill out a full report. Can the Mountain Eagle let me know if the report is public record and if so how would the public get access to the record?

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According to the Bible, being a hypocrite is one of the worst sins. Pine Creek is full of hypocrites who do nothing but talk about others. If I go to hell I will see them there.

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A certain man at Pine Creek might have people fooled for now, but he’ll back to his old ways. He is nothing but a hypocrite who talks about other people.

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A ‘speck rose’ is a person who does not bathe and is unclean. This definition describes a certain girl in Neon.

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It amazes me how people can put a jolly fat man in a red suit in the same category with a man who was beaten and nailed to a cross. I just can’t understand how some people think about three wise men traveling far from the East. Do you realize how old the baby Jesus was by the time they got there? And do you even understand what Christmas is? Does anybody understand about the conception and what September 29 is? What about the Course of Abia that Luke took between June 13 and 19? Understand things before you go following man’s traditions.

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TVS Cable is taking the Home Shopping Network off the air on February 15 unless they get a large amount of calls asking them to keep it. Check your November payment. It shows you on the bottom of the page. Thank you.

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I was calling about a little boy has lung cancer and was told he only has one year to live. All he wants for Christmas is one million Christmas cards. His name is Nathan Elfrink. His address is 2415 Taylor Blair Road, West Jefferson, OH 43162.

(While your intentions are good, the parents of seven-year-old Nathan Elfrink released a statement on December 15 asking that no more cards be sent to their son, who has been battling a brain tumor since 2004. The parents, Dode McVey and Tod Elfrink, ask that instead of sending cards, people make a small donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the hospice program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.)

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I am so glad to see people are finding out the real District Two Magistrate Archie Banks and are talking about it in Speak Your Piece.

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I agree with the person who said ‘E’ needs to give the stuff back to her friend. This friend is no concern to me, but I know for a fact that what E is doing to her is wrong. E should be big enough to give the stuff back. Thank you.

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I would like to wish Logan a happy birthday. It was on December 21. We love you so much, Bub. Love, Daddy and your stepmom.

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To a girl in Blackey: Please sneak around and come and see me one more time. I miss hearing your sweet voice. When you pay attention to me it makes me happy. I love you. From your secret admirer.

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I would like to wish a few of my Letcher County friends and family a merry Christmas and a happy New Year’s. To Ernest and Betty Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Lamb, my son and daughter, Raymond and Ivory Rucker, my son and daughter, Kyle and Rosemary Bartley, and all my grandchildren and greatgrandchildren wherever you might be, I love you. Lillian H. Rucker.

(You also mentioned a couple of Adamses, but we didn’t get their first names because of noise in the telephone line. Sorry about that.)

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Hello, Dream Lover. Christmas is around the corner, and I hope we have a good one this year. I am looking forward to our time together. Then we will have your birthday to celebrate. I’ve already got plans for that, too. I just hope the weather holds out. I’m so afraid it will snow so that we can’t get together. I sure hope not. Love, kisses and hugs, your Sunshine always.

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You big hypocrite fat devil, you. I know you’re not a Christian, you devil hypocrite. I hope they record this and I hope they put it in the paper.

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Jim Ward, Archie Banks and the Water and Sewer Board have behaved disgracefully, and it looks like the county is finally fed up. This mess has worked up into a real firestorm, and I hope and believe it will sweep these people out of office. What do they think they are, emperors? Do they think there can be no consequences for doing these things that are so harmful to the county? And where are the prosecutors, and why is there no investigation for possible criminal violations? Most of all, where is the newspaper and why have there been no editorials on this? Or on anything else for that matter? I can’t remember seeing an editorial since Tom Gish was there. What is the purpose of the paper, just being an advertising circular?

(Fact: If it were not this newspaper fulfilling what we who work here consider our duty to cover county government, you wouldn’t know the first thing about the recent controversies surrounding the Letcher County Water and Sewer District and the district’s board or directors.)

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Robert, Heather and Chancelor, I hope you have the best Christmas ever. I love you.

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Merry Christmas to Roland, Ellen, Doug and Ruth Ann. I love you.

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To the person who commented in Speak Your Piece last week about voting for anyone that runs for county judge but Jim Ward in the next election: I will extend that courtesy to you, and my family will also not vote for Jim Ward. I know this for a fact, because I asked them whom they were going to vote for and they said anyone but Jim Ward because he has not helped anyone in Letcher County except the elite clique. Will anyone else extend the same courtesy to me about voting for anyone but Jim Ward?

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Thanks, Oma, for the beautiful floral arrangement. You are just too nice. Have a wonderful Christmas. Love U.

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What great news that Mayor Craft is going to help put in a nice hotel in downtown Whitesburg. About time we had a decent place for visitors to stay again. Nice to have a mayor who helps the people rather than himself.

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I heard the county judge say on TV that ‘we have took action to . . .’ This is as much an indictment of our schools as it is of our government.

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The only way we can ever improve the dismal state of affairs in Letcher County is to face the facts about the officials we have chosen, and somehow come up with a better quality of leaders. There are plenty of honest, capable people here, and they must be convinced to fill this void. We are lagging way behind all the surrounding counties. Our politicians are only interested in election funding, campaigning, and staying in office. When it comes to doing a job, most don’t have a clue. Judge Ward is reportedly claiming that he has raised $60,000 to $70,000 for the next election. He probably isn’t telling that almost all of these contributions came from his family, his political clan, and from gas company executives from several states. Why would these people from all over get into a Letcher County race? I think most of the people who have been here a few years know the answer to that. Do our officials consider the amount of funds they raise to be a good yardstick for their performance? Good grief.

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How come the Letcher County Water and Sewer District doesn’t announce its meeting date and time on the radio and in The Mountain Eagle? Plenty of concerned citizens in Letcher County would like to attend the meetings, especially after all the turmoil that has surrounded the board in the last year. Does the board feel we citizens are not privileged enough to comment at the meetings and give feedback on the direction of the board? Does the board feel the citizens of Letcher County are not mentally capable enough to be a part of bringing safe drinking water to Letcher County? Does the board feel that if concerned citizens are at the meeting the board won’t be able to persecute Christians as they have in the past year? The board should not be able to have secret meetings without giving citizens at least a one-week notice of the meeting time and date. Is this legal not to inform the taxpaying and voting citizens in Letcher County? I would like an answer from some county official such as Judge Jim Ward if he is concerned enough to give a concerned citizen a truthful answer.

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Sunshine is well aware of what her old goat got into before he met his Sunshine, but that doesn’t count anymore. It’s Dream Lover and Sunshine now. Before me there was Wife No. 1 and then Wife No. 2. Now he has his Sunshine. With age came pleasure when Dream Lover and Sunshine found each other.

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I loved the picture on the Christmas card, but someone was missing.

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If you want to really know what is ahead for America and what Obama’s left-wing radicals have in store for you, watch the Alex Jones documentary, ‘Fall of the Republic.’ You can download it free by Googling ‘The Perfect Storm: The Fall of the Republic.’ It’s two-and-a-half hours long, but it’s probably one of the most important pieces of information gathering that you will ever watch. This is what the global elite new world order rulers have in store for America. Most people don’t have a clue what is taking place in Copenhagen. First step in global domination, and Obama will probably sign the treaty.

(And I bet this coming ‘domination’ began back on August 4, 1961, when evildoers published a fake birth notice for Barack H. Obama in both major newspapers in Honolulu, Hawaii, and set about getting him elected in November 2008 as the United States of America’s first black president. Seriously, caller, you seem much too intelligent to fall for this ‘new world order global domination’ nonsense. As you now know, Obama did not sign ‘a treaty’ during last week’s talks in Copenhagen.)

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What is going on with the McRoberts Elementary School campus? Could someone tell me why every event they have anymore is being held at Jenkins High School? This is very inconvenient for all the parents and students at McRoberts. Are they trying to consolidate everyone like LCC?

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Where were you? You didn’t even come to the Colson Fire Department to meet Santa. Now you don’t get anything for Christmas.

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A politician came to my door the other day saying he wanted to do things for the teen-age and pre-teen children of this county. I’ve noticed over the years that election time is the only time anyone wants to do anything for our young people. Anytime something does happen for the young people, you have a bunch of police officers and politicians hanging around until the place closes down. If these politicians want to build something for the young people, they should let the young people who use it and their parents oversee it.

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To the woman with the Jeep with the Tennessee plates and stickers: I’ve known you for a long time and, yes, I would give anything to see you again. Signed, You Are So Hot and Cute.

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Please, Ron Johnson, come back to Harlan Circuit Court and get rid of Russell Alred. He’s a much worse hanging judge than you ever were.

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