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FIELD TRIP — Cowan Headstart recently visited Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital where they learned about doctors and nurses. Staff members gave the children treats. Headstart will take field trips later this month to the Kingscreek Fire Department and the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department.

FIELD TRIP — Cowan Headstart recently visited Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital where they learned about doctors and nurses. Staff members gave the children treats. Headstart will take field trips later this month to the Kingscreek Fire Department and the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department.

I’d like to speak my piece about Archie Banks. He’s got three more months to go. I just bought two more lawn mowers. If he thinks he can cut grass I’ll give him a job.

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To my ignorant next door neighbor: This is from me and no one else. Mind your own damn business and leave other people alone. Who comes to my house is none of your business. You get in enough trouble by yourself. You don’t need anymore.

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I’d like to wish my daughter, Renee Coomer, a very happy birthday. She is from Little Colley. She had her birthday with her daughter, Cheyenne Renee Roberts, on October 6. Love, Mom and Mamaw, Jackie.

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Well, since you know who I am and where I am, why don’t you confront me and we’ll just see who pays. No real man wants you, that is why you swing with your own kind. You will have all of eternity to grieve about all of the things you have said and done, you lying piece of trash.

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Who is the person responsible for keeping people from smoking in the courthouse?

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People, I am watching on TV who I believe is the governor of Florida. He says he is pro-life yet he says he is for a woman’s right to have an abortion if she wants. Well, I just wonder if he is against child molestation, but if that is what they want to do will he support them, too. No he won’t do that right now but give him 20 years and he will. Little children don’t have a choice in this. People, I don’t even know what I would do. I am so disgusted. We’ll catch you later when I think of something to say. I am out of words.

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The United States is in an uproar over Christine McDonnell, the Republican candidate for senator in Deleware, whipping the socks off of the Democrats. Now, they accuse her of being a witch. Well, Nancy Reagan ran this here country for eight years through witchcraft. You don’t ever hear anything about that. Think about it, people.

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They say time heals all wounds, but you have one that will never heal.

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Hey. This is an invitation for Letcher County Jailer Don McCall, from some of the inmates. We would love for you to come down and have one of our good, cold breakfasts that we have every morning. Thank you.

 This goes out to the Whitesburg cop. Next time you try to charge me with public intoxication when I have been drug-free for a year, I will go to the mayor’s office and have your job for harassment.

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I love how people around here are all the time calling Speak Your Piece saying he’s a rat and they’re rats. Usually they are the ones who are rats and have no proof to prove their facts. I would love for you to come to my face and call me a rat. I live on Little Colley Gap. Come here anytime you want.

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I have often asked myself this question: if you judge a person, condemn, criticize or talk about another human being, does that define who they are or does it only prove who you are? Well, we could be describing everyone in Speak Your Piece, because there is always a grin, chew and bare it session in this newspaper. It seems somebody must be getting their hair in a little bind. If they are, maybe they need to take a pill and chill, because Speak Your Piece has always been a place where you could learn something or just relax and throw it over your shoulder. If you can’t, maybe you need to read another section of The Mountain Eagle
and get you a cup of coff ee and go out on the porch and look at the mountains. Have a great day. Bye.

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It must be nice to just pull in and take a handicapped parking space without even thinking about the people that need it. You are one selfish bitch.

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Roses are red. Violets are blue. You called and had me pulled over on my way to the doctor. So I figured I would return the favor and make me a phone call, too. Now your grandson is in jail on his way to rehab for a long time. So who is so smart now, Mr. Elk Creek man?

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People of Letcher County, take one moment and think before you vote. Do you want your county to be better for everyone to live in? Our county is not moving forward. It is falling behind. Our water projects were started by Carroll Smith and his fiscal court more than eight years ago. Now, four years after Smith was voted out of office, most of the people still don’t have water. Truth is, some people never will have any water. Truth is, we can’t stand four more years of decisions this fiscal court is making. Some say we have come too far to turn back now. The things this fiscal court has done, I would be ashamed to try and turn back around and face the people of Letcher County. This November, let’s get rid of this fiscal court and get some new friendly faces that really care for people in our county. If you are like me, you don’t like someone who will speak to you today, but next time they see you they act like they don’t even know you, especially after the election when they don’t need you anymore. That is not being a friend, that is being a user to get what you want. They don’t use me anymore and I hope they don’t use you anymore, either. The next four years will be critical to get rid of the ones that are in there now. I can’t see one thing that has been done in District Two in the last four years — just what volunteers have done and the court members try to take credit for it.

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Hey, sweetheart. Don’t you just hate it that you have to leave when I come around? So get lost.

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Dear Speak Your Piece: You all won’t run the dirt that is the truth on Mullins for District judge, but it is going to come out. And the church people that really need to be in the churches will all vote against him. The bar association sure will frown on some of his actions.

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Mr. Damron, I don’t know what he did to you. I just know he isn’t as bad as you think. He had bad judgment that night. That’s all. Everyone deserves a chance in life, even you. I pray that God touches you and you have a change of heart. Did you know The One that holds your world in His hand also holds your heart in His hands? Please bring my baby back to me. Thank you.

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This is for my best friend, my soul mate Jackie. My baby has gone away. I am all alone today. I miss you so much. I miss the sweet hugs. Why did you go that night? I couldn’t make you see what was right. I asked you to stay, but you left anyway. Now you are so far away my heartbreaks. When I close my eyes I see you. Without you, what will I do? Love, your angel.

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I want to wish Shawn Patrick Hollenbeck a happy fifth birthday. His parents are Shawn and Crystal Hollenbeck of Redfox, and his grandparents are Joe and Betty Hollenbeck of Sergent, and Gary and Debbie Jent of Redfox, and Toby and Rosetta Baker of Eolia. He has two brothers, Austin and Joseph Combs. Happy birthday, Shawn.

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The mouth of Elk Creek is sharp as a dart. He walks around telling everybody they need to be smart, yet he is such a dud walking around with his hearing aid turned wide open picking up pop cans and cigarette butts.

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What has happened to the Whitesburg American Legion? I took some friends up there the other night and I was never so embarrassed in my life. That place is filthy. The bathrooms were horrible. What in the world is going on? Who is the manager? You guys need to clean that place up. It’s not even fit to go in there. It’s filthy and nasty. If you get this message and clean the place up, maybe you will have more people.

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I was reading Speak Your Piece and saw a comment about Letcher County Judge/Executive Jim Ward. Someone commented that Gerald Baker ought to be a good judge. You can make up lies and tell rumors all you want to about Judge Ward, but one thing is clear, he has done more for this county than our other judge, Carroll Smith, did for this county. Jim has already brought more jobs and industry to this county. All Gerald Baker is out for is just to try to build a couple of more churches. He doesn’t want anyone to make any profit. Mr. Baker is not going to get my vote. I will vote for Jim Ward.

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I would like to speak my piece. I sure don’t care a thing for our district judge we have in there right now. One certain boy can get out and do drugs and anything else he wants to do. This boy is a pure old drug dealer. They put him in jail and the judge slaps him on the hand and keeps him until he has sobered up. This same judge can catch someone who is not doing all of that stuff and he throws the book at him. I will remember you, old buddy, come election day. You’ll not get a vote from me or my family. I don’t appreciate you one bit. This boy who I am talking about, you know who he is. He’s got you under his finger some way. Must be election time for you.

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Well, we’ve got a new drug dealer who moved into our neighborhood. I want to know why I have to pay property taxes and these people don’t? All they are doing is decreasing the value of my property while my taxes keep going up. What is UNITE doing? Funding the drug dealers? They sure aren’t stopping them.

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Hey, loser. No, I don’t think I will be heartbroken. It’s a shame you don’t have the guts and come to me and tell me about this little so-called story of yours.

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Voters of District Two, I am asking you to support Archie Banks for magistrate. Look around you. We now have clean water for the first time in the history of this county. The Colson firehouse is now state of the art. The senior citizens center is outstanding. The roads in District Two are in better condition than I have ever known them to be. I am not putting down the opposing candidate. As far as I know, he is a good man who means well, but that is not the issue. Archie Banks has experience. He knows how the fiscal court works. He certainly does not hesitate to speak up if he thinks District Two is being slighted. My final point is this: A vote for Archie Banks will get you my blessings and his thanks. And I thank you.

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In regards to the picture on the back page of The
Mountain Eagle
of the bull elk, would it have anything to do with that salt block that keeps the elk coming back? They are beautiful, but they do destroy our trees and shrubs and anything else that is around. But what can we do? Thank you.

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To the one that put that comment in there about the man at Gordon: When did all of this take place? When did it happen?

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I’ve got a piece I would like to say to the one who put that in about the women at Gordon: You are jealous. I bet you don’t have the guts to call me a slut to my face. You can’t hate him as much as he hates you.

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Both you and him are sneaky slime scum of the earth. If that is the only way you can get a man by sneaking and trying to take him, then both of you are scum.

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I want to speak my piece to Archie Banks. Archie, I listened to your radio ad the other day. Yes, we have gone too far to turn back. Those are true words, Archie. When you told that man in the fiscal court meeting to sit down because he was only a grass cutter you went too far. You are right, so we are going to the poles in November and we are going to listen to your message that you have gone too far and we are going to vote you out and put some respect back in the fiscal court so people can come there and talk to decent people who will listen to them. I am a veteran and I was shot twice in Vietnam and I could not sit there and speak to you. So, Archie, I am not going to vote for a man who doesn’t respect his country and fellow man. Thank you and bye.

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It’s better to leave a slut and be with one of God’s angels.

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Please, please don’t believe a word he says when he says ‘I promise.’ That’s a big laugh. Thank you.

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This is in response to the comment to Blondie: Yes, I have the guts. Do you after what you all have done? You are nothing but a little runaround you-know-what. So anytime you want to call it, call it.

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People who talk about people and tell lies on people, then see them and try to come close and suck up are really pathetic.

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This is to warn all you women out there in Letcher and surrounding counties: If you love your man and want to keep him, keep him out of the Mayking area. A certain woman lives there and she will take him if possible. She has already slept with her husband’s two brothers.

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I get annoyed when I hear Republicans talking about states’ rights. What they’re talking about is Confederate political theory. The party of Lincoln won the Civil War on the basis of one nation. The party of Lincoln lost the Civil War in 1994 when the Republican Congress adopted Confederate political theory. I find it ironic that conservative Republicans are the group most hostile to the ideas and teachings of Abraham Lincoln. One nation under God should include one people and one nation, not a nation of independent states. I find it ironic that there are conservative political leaders and conservatives opposed the right to vote for women.

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I have a privatized pension plan. I called the number on my statement when my check didn’t show up. I got a computer, but none of the options was, ‘I ain’t got my check, but you’ll help me find it.’ As I listened to the options several times, I hung-up and decided to wait until next month to see if I get one then. I don’t know who to complain to about this, but my neighbors all listen to me complain and tell them they need a private pension plan too. P.S. I don’t like my neighbors.

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Ronald Reagan was a nice guy and raised the retirement age for Social Security from 65 to 67. Rand Paul is a nice guy, too, and wants to again raise the retirement age for Social Security. What is a working person supposed to do with all these nice people helping us to work longer, unlike the politicians who get retirement at any age?

She leaves a son, Chris Halcomb, and her husband, Don Runyon. Freda loved life and lived it fully, even through her illness. How much greater must be her joy in her new life.

Shade Boggs finished in first place in the junior varsity cross-country meet last week at Letcher County Central High School. Eric Fields, grandson of Nell and Jerry Fields, got second place in the meet.

Regina Crawford attended the premier of “Secretariat,” a movie about the greatest of all racehorses, in Lexington last week.

Ramona Combs Finchum is looking forward to the reunion of her WHS Class of 1980, at the Cowan Community Center. She is hoping many come, and have a good time seeing each other.

The Cowan Homemakers met at the Community Center. Seven members attended, and Anna Yonts was the hostess.

Members wore an important piece of jewelry and told its story. We saw some beautiful pieces and heard some fascinating stories of history, sentiment, and fleamarket finds. The lesson was on quick fixes to make clothes fit better.

We were happy to have a visitor. Vera Caudill brought her granddaughter, Brittany, who is visiting, along with her three little boys.

We had a nice surprise at church on Sunday. Catherine Banks, who had not been able to attend for a long time, was there. Her daughter, son-in-law, and grandson brought her. It was good to see them all.

We were also glad to see Bob and Ramona Caudill’s daughter, Laura, and her family there with her beautiful new grandbaby.

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