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This is to the person in Pike County who just bought my camper: I am the owner of the camper. Please return my camper and I will not file charges against you or the other party involved. You have received stolen property. Please return my camper.

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A family member and I were recently walking near the old Whitesburg High School building and noticed it was starting to look a little rundown. I was just curious what the county plans to do with it? I was also wondering why Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College didn’t seem interested in it? It seems like it would be an excellent place for more classroom space, parking, dining, extracurricular activities, etc., for the college. Anyone know why the college hasn’t tried to purchase it? I’m a former student at Southeast. I remember the parking was terrible there some days when I was enrolled. I know Southeast recently built the Belinda Mason Building, which is really nice. It just seems the college could use a little more parking, dining, and activity space. Thank you.

(The old school hasn’t been forgotten. Last we heard, there is interest in turning it into housing.)

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The amount of our December electric bill got my attention, and like a lot of other people I wondered about the amount of the rate increase Kentucky Power Company was charging us. I dug through my collection of old power bills to find bills for two months in which we had used nearly identical amounts of kilowatt hours. One bill was for January 2010, five months before the June 2010 approval of a rate hike to Kentucky Power Company by the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC). The second bill was for December 2010, six months after that same rate hike approval. We used three more kilowatt hours (KWH) in December than in January. To calculate the percent of the rate increase for our total bill, I subtracted the smaller January bill from the December bill to find the dollar amount of the rate increase. However, this dollar amount included the charge for the three extra KWH used in December. A KWH costs slightly less than a dime, so three KWH’s cost slightly less than $.30. So I subtracted $.35 from the price increase just to be sure that the remaining amount of the price increase was the result of only the June rate hike approval. Dividing this latter amount by the earlier January bill yields .2998154982, or approximately a 29.98% total price increase. Kentucky Power’s ad on page A7 of the January 26, 2011, issue of The Mountain Eagle states, ‘That rate increase ( June 2010) added about 17 percent to our average customer’s bill.’ Our calculated 29.98% increase is 76.35% greater than the 17% mentioned in Kentucky Power’s ad. So I looked at the itemized breakdown of the total bill and compared the ‘ rate billing’ in a like manner. PSC’s rate increase approval may have been only for the rate billing rather than for the customer’s total bill. By subtracting the amounts of the rate billing, making the $.35 adjustment, and dividing as explained above, my calculator showed a 19.90% rate billing increase. That is much closer to, but still 17.06% more than, the 17% mentioned in the KY Power ad. What caused the 10% increase from the 19.90% rate billing increase to the 29.98% total bill increase? Add-ons: adjustments, charges, and taxes! The major cause was the ‘Fuel Adjustment,’ which increased the December total bill slightly, but reduced the January total bill by a sizeable amount. The January total bill was also reduced by a ‘Net Merger Credit,’ which did not appear on the December bill. All the other add-ons were higher on the December bill. The January bill was also reduced by a ‘Deposit Interest Applied,’ but in my calculations for the total bill rate increase, I used January’s ‘Current Electric Due’ amount before this interest reduction was applied. As someone used to say, ‘And there you have it!’ Was that Paul Harvey?

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I woman 64- year- old daughter in Cottondale, Alabama. I am originally from Whitesburg. I love reading The Mountain Eagle, especially Speak Your Piece. I am looking for two young and active men between 18 and 90 years old to have a good time with and to start a family. Reply next week if interested.

(You sound like quite the catch.)

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Hey little drummer boy. We all want to tell you something. We’re not boycotting the club. We love the club. It is you we are boycotting. How long is it going to take you to realize and understand that people don’t like you? They don’t like you. They don’t like your mommy. They don’t like your daddy. They don’t like your music. I wouldn’t want to be where someone didn’t want me. There were two people there on a Saturday night. Do you need to be hit in the head by a 2×4 to understand that people don’t like you?

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This is to the person that just recently bought a little camper from a certain person: The camper did not belong to him. It belonged to his brother. It was a loaner for the man to stay in. The camper was sold for $200. The people who bought this camper need to return it to the original owner. And to his girlfriend: He is playing you like a bad violin. He is with his wife. Really, it is to both parties. Whoever has the camper needs to return it.

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One of the saddest things about Letcher County and much of eastern Kentucky is that many of our people actually believe we are normal and the rest of the world is weird.

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I heard a rumor that a coal operator had donated $1 million to the Harlan County High School for a football field. If this is true, I would like to say thank you. I have grandchildren that attend that school and that is just a heck of a nice thing to do to help a community. I don’t even think the man lives in Harlan County. I’ve not heard of the news media reporting it, which is no surprise. Thank you very much. The people in Harlan County really appreciate it.

(Former coal operator Richard Gilliam made the generous donation of $ 1 million this past November. The news of Mr. Gilliam’s gift to Harlan County High received major coverage in Kentucky’s newspapers, as did news of his earlier financial contributions to his former employees at Cumberland Resources and its subsidiaries when the companies sold to Massey Energy.)

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What are our police good for if none of them do their job? And I’d really like to say my taxes pay for them to sit at Subway and eat or sit on the side of the road picking up girls. They really need to start getting the people they are supposed to get.

( Rare is the week this newspaper doesn’t contain several articles about police officers who serve Letcher County doing their jobs.)

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I would like to respond to the comment made last week regarding the Cowan Elementary School 8th grade trip. I attended the meeting and am working to raise money for this trip. Not once was a price per child mentioned, let alone $1,500. We are raising the money collectively. The trip will consist of two nights and three days at Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia Beach and Busch Gardens. The trip will include hotel, meals, tickets twice to Colonial Williamsburg, an aquarium, the beach, Busch Gardens and transportation. You’re looking at less than $500 per child if you have to average it out. The school board would not approve of $1,500 per child and no parent would either — that’s crazy. As for the parents who will attend this trip, they will have to pay their own way and provide their own transportation. MJP is going to Savannah, Georgia, and their trip cost is more than ours — don’t hear any complaints from those parents! Please get your facts straight, attend a meeting, or just ask the school before you make such exaggerations.

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It’s too bad the state is gone from a certain nursing home, because whenever the state was there they had all kinds of help. Now that the state is gone, they are short-staffed and don’t have anyone to help. None of the head people will help the CNAs, and the CNAs are doing everything by themselves.

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The City of Jenkins can save a lot of money by utilizing the superior knowledge of Councilman Terry Braddock. He is out in public bragging that he made the city auditor look like a fool and sent him back to Lexington with his tail tucked between his legs. Braddock contends in his personal audit of the city finances he found a $400,000 surplus and contends that it must be from overcharging utility customers. He pledges that he will fight for the common man and will not rest until the money is refunded to the people. The truth is, he added up a list of unrelated numbers and drew the wrong conclusion, but he will never admit it. Incidentally we can fire the city attorney, too, because Councilman Braddock with a sidewalk law degree will provide legal services for free. He learned to say ‘quid pro quo’ and now he thinks he is a lawyer.

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I sure do admire those people in Egypt. They are standing up to their government. They have guts. They’re not like cowards like me. I’m so cowardly I don’t do anything. I just hop up here and sit like a little wet hen and let them kick me around and send me any kind of electric bill, send me any kind of water bill, send me any kind of tax bill. This is the old wet chicken saying good-bye.

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Letcher County Judge/ Executive Jim Ward needs to take his secretaries back to school and teach them how to talk to people and take care of business.

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The Wiley’s Wild Weekend Saturday morning radio show needs a name us rednecks can pronounce. Call Wiley at 633-1208 and tell him what you would have it called. I still can’t pronounce Wokum. I’m not sure I can spell Wokum either. Call Wiley and suggest a name less far out. Thank you and have a nice day.

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I’m a parent at Cowan Elementary School and I’m also involved with the eighth-grade trip. I would just like answer the person who was complaining about our trip and said we were raising money and suggested it costs $1,500 to go: That is crazy. Apparently you didn’t come to our meeting. Instead, you are making up outlandish rumors. Please come to the next meeting and you will realize the cost isn’t even close to $1,500. We haven’t even set a price yet. You are looking at people who are just trying to cause problems so my suggestion is come to our next meeting.

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Well, they shut the dope dealer down in Jeremiah, but they have moved everything to Carbon Glow. If you all need anything, they are still in business.

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I’m going to tell all of you you had any dealings with the Jeremiah drug bust you better watch it, because he is ratting them all out now. He is singing a song.

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Let’s see if I’m getting this right: One of our county’s best-known medical facilities is turning a large chunk of its operation over to a hospital from another county that had to close its new fancy new sore throat clinic at Walmart less than two months after it opened? In this case, I really don’t think it’s a good idea to be outsourcing our health care to Pikeville.

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I’d like to thank the law enforcement in Letcher County for stopping the drug dealing at Jeremiah. I wish they would hit Woodrock and Carbon Glow.

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My issue is handicapped parking in the county. You can go to the high school to pick up your children and if the children have problems and cannot walk to the car, you cannot find a place close enough. They allow other people without a handicap to park there. Those of us who are handicapped cannot park there. It is the same at Walmart and every other place. If they get a ticket, it is excused. What is going on here?

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I have more to say about the benefits of a private pension plan. As of February 4 I still hadn’t got my statement for tax purposes and was told I could expect it sometime next week. The laws apparently do not apply to private pension plans.

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Would someone please answer this in next week’s Speak Your Piece? Who would I call about a bad situation at a nursing home in Cumberland? We had another bad incident on Sunday evening. People, if you have anyone in this nursing home, please check them often.

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What ’s would probably take a good hour, but I was just wondering in my few short seconds how it feels to be a deceitful liar day after day after day? Do you have a conscious? Is the name of your game to just use people until you can do better? How do you look someone in the face day after day knowing that you are lying? You smile. You go on like everything is fine and you are living lies. I bet when you go to bed at night and lie down, you feel like one of those child puzzles with 15 pieces. Your life is like one of those puzzles and you just throw it in the air and however it lands is how you feel the next day, although you just constantly pretend that everything is fine. You lie day after day and several people know you lie. You are living two or three lives. The people that know you only think they know you, but in fact you are not that person at all. You are someone totally different, and to beat it all the other people think you are as fine as sliced bread. You are a horrifying person. If I were you, I would be afraid of myself. You need to start telling the truth a little. No, actually, I don’t think you could handle the truth. I think everything you do you think is right. I think you don’t think there is anything wrong with what you are doing. The only thing I know is what goes around comes around. All your lies are going to catch up with you because I don’t even think you know the truth. I think you don’t think there is anything wrong with what you are doing, but it will catch up with you. The sad part is when they figure it out, you are going to spend the rest of your life by yourself. How could you be that selfish to get what you want? You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time. Your bottle is just about full. I hate to tell you this, but a lot of people already know. How can you live such a selfish, irresponsible life? Selfish is the key word, except you are not going to gain anything because you are going to lose it all.

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I’m referring to the person who said they wouldn’t vote for Jim Ward. He is the best judge we have had in a long time. As for Jenkins, we now have the best mayor we’ve ever had. G.C. Kincer is a wonderful man. Whitesburg has everything, so why be jealous of what Jenkins gets? I wish Childers Oil would bring all of their business operations to Jenkins where they would be appreciated. They help a lot of people. Dr. Chandrashekar also gets talked about, but he is a good man. He helps people, but doesn’t brag about it.

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This is the person who called in about the supposed rape of the young lady by a police officer: I agree with you. I do not want to believe that, but stuff does happen. I had a relative years ago who we later found out was molesting his own daughters. I did not want to believe that, but come to find out it was the truth. Personally, I don’t care a whole lot about cops but I do believe there are enough good ones out there that will take care of business if this is true. Yes, I agree with you that I hope this isn’t true. But, young lady, if such a thing did happen, you go get checked out and make them put a lie detector’s test on you. Don’t let this destroy you.

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My boss tells about being in the drugstore the other day. There was this elderly woman who counted out her change to make her copay for her Medicare medicine. Behind her was this young person who walked up and presented a Medicaid card. Why can’t the elderly live without fear of their Social Security and Medicare being cut?

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Is it lazy journalism or sheer apathy that The Mountain Eagle staff waits for stories to come to them rather than doing some good oldfashioned investigating. So why is it that a large group of politicians in Letcher County are involved in embezzlement, voter fraud, and yes even murder, yet we never hear a word of it in The Mountain Eagle. … What are you waiting for — the court system to hand you a stack of indictments before this becomes a story?

(Are you sure you didn’t mean to call the police instead of the newspaper?)

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I saw Wayne Fleming in Frankfort fighting the power company on behalf of the people of Letcher County. I didn’t see Jim Ward although there were other county judges there. During the Neon water crises, I called the courthouse and asked for Jim Ward. He wouldn’t take the call when he was told what it was in reference to. I called Wayne Fleming and within hours we were getting help I think he should run for judge/ executive. Maybe we could get garbage picked up at our homes, bridges repaired in a timely manner, water flowing to our homes, and someone to finally stand up to the gas companies. On another note, how many of you were surprised that the new center in Whitesburg is going to cost more than we were first told and that there is still no plan to pay for it? Oh I forgot for a second, it will be put first before everything else. By the way, it won’t be free. If you use it you have to pay for the services.

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I hope The Mountain Eagle keeps up with this cocaine story and won’t let it just go away. It seems like if anybody gets caught with drugs, people are ready to hang them. I hope The Mountain Eagle keeps up with their good reporting and sees the outcome on this cocaine case.

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I was just wondering if anyone has been up Pert Creek to look at people’s yards and the junk and garbage they have around their houses. There are rats as big as dogs running around. They don’t do a thing about it. I have never seen the beat in my life. I think people go to the garbage dump just to find trash to place in their yards just to aggravate people. I think they should stop it.

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I’m just calling on the behalf of everybody about the drug dealers in Jeremiah and the Florida deal. They are going to get caught. A lot of people are going to rat and take risks on hurting their families and their children. Let them get caught on their own behalf and quit sticking your nose in other people’s business because it is going to become your family’s business and you don’t know what it is going to do to your family. It is safest to leave things the way they are.

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To the lady parole officer: You can come up on Bill Moore Branch and arrest me anytime you want.

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I wanted to answer to the person calling in about Green Acres Cemetery: Management can’t help it if the winter winds blow some flowers off. It looked beautiful except where flowers were blown off a grave. I’ve got family buried in a cemetery that is never taken care of and we have never criticized. When I read that I went up to Green Acres Cemetery just to see. I think I know the smart aleck who put that comment in the paper. She has always been a troublemaker. She has lied about a lot of things, just to put it plainly.

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Letcher County needs to get a pied piper to lead all of these rats away from here.

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I just saw Magistrate Wayne Fleming and State Representative Leslie Combs on the news talking about trying to get people’s electric bills lowered. Bless their hearts. I am so proud of them. The representative from the power company said it is cold outside. That’s just an excuse for taking advantage of a situation. The stockholders are the ones getting the money from this. They were talking today about their equipment being 30 years old. With the millions and millions of dollars they have collected over the years, they should have top-of-the-line equipment. I think they are taking advantage of the situation and blaming it on the weather. We can’t control the weather. God does that. But they can control their stockholders.

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Ladies and gentleman, was just watching the evening news on WKYT in Lexington and I saw a great leader on there. A great guy named Wayne Fleming was speaking up for the people of Letcher County concerning their high power bills. I for one can attest to Mr. Fleming and I think he is a fine gentleman. He would make a great leader for this county. I didn’t see our current judge on the news. I have been noticing Mr. Fleming for a long time now. Ladies and gentleman, he should be our county/judge executive.

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I think instead of our state representative meeting with the power company for something they can’t do a thing about now because it is already done, they need to get together and talk about electing the Kentucky Public Service Commission members instead of having them appointed by the governor. I think they should be elected by the people of the state. That way the people of the state would have a word in what they do.

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I want to speak about the electricity problem. We are in a blackout. We were in a blackout before we got the electricity and we are still in it. We can’t afford to pay our bills and have to sit around in the dark. They encourage us to use technology. How can we? We can’t afford to pay the bills. We’ll have to get rid of our computers, highdefi nition televisions, alarm systems, microwave ovens, crockpots, kidney dialysis, oxygen and air conditioners. We can forget it. The power company is causing crime to skyrocket. Medication, gas, electricity, crime and politics have bankrupted the people. They blamed it on the cold temperatures and the bad insulation. Now they will blame it on high winds. Kentucky Power lied when they said they were keeping rates affordable. They are not. They say they value their customers. They do not. Remember the next governor’s race if we don’t get some help. What would our ancestors think of all of this? They wouldn’t have treated our ancestors like this because they wouldn’t have put up with it. I know people who are moving out of state because of all of this. I don’t blame them. It used to be 40-cent bacon and 50- cent meat. How in the hell can a poor man eat? Today it is $ 700 electric power bills and $7 meat. How in the hell are we going to eat? You know who is on the board of the Public Service Commission, don’t you? The power company and Attorney General Jack Conway must think the people are crazy. The power company says the reason for the rate increase was to strengthen their financial condition, but they weakened ours.

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Jeremiah residents, do you need cocaine, OxyContin or crack? Find a trailer on a certain mountain and you will find what you need.

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To a certain man at Premium: I know you are seeing other women, so what is the point of staying around with me? I’m not as dumb as you think I am.

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Is it fair or not? Some go home with fat paychecks. Wonder why? It is because they don’t pay for their food? The camera needs to roll and see who packs out.

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It is very hard for me to admit something. All of my life I didn’t think a good education was that important. I mean, I knew you had to have a good job to live to be decent and respectable in your community. I have come to realize that in fact it is true and has happened in the last 20 or 30 years. If you are not smart, you aren’t going to make it. If you don’t have a good education, you are not even going to be able to read your bills to pay them. You can be outsmarted in a flash. For example, I know this person that bought a $6,000 item. He has paid right at $100 a month on this item for the last seven years. It is not paid off yet. He still owes $3,000 on it. I thought something was kind of fishy. They have compiled interest on interest. Listen, kids, every morning when you stand in the cold waiting to go to school and you wonder about the hassle, you have to get smart enough to not let it be a hassle. I have figured it out. Any way you can get snickered out of a dollar, you will. Most things are just a money scam. You better be making arrangements for your life and your future.

(Well said.)

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People, I keep watching on television where they keep praising Ronald Reagan and talking about what a good man he was. Let me tell you my experience with Ronald Reagan. For the first 10 years of my working life, I was a minimum wage man. Finally in 1973 I got a good job in a union coal mine. I had good retirement, made good pay and worked eight hours a day. I was treated like a human being. Ronald Reagan went into office January 20, 1980. I had had that job eight years, but on February 20 I lost that job. After that, I had to take every scumbag job I could until I retired in 2008. Ronald Reagan is not the man they are claiming him to be, at least not to those he victimized like coal miners, people who work at Hardee’s, and air traffic controllers. He was no more than Saddam Hussein and Adolf Hitler.

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Some woman said to pray for the power company. My reply to that is if coals of fire would come down on their heads for being so crooked and ripping people off, then so be it. That sounds like revenge and is most likely the wrong thought for me to have, but $600 and $700 power bills that were normally $200 or $300? Thank you, Stanley David Pack.

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Well now folks, there are several birthdays throughout the month of February — all family and close friends — starting with Jody and Dianna Barren, Jamie Pack, Dakota Fields, Xavier, our brother Lonnie, Debra’s grandson, Opal Boggs, Joseph Pack, Valentine’s Day, Johnathan, last of February, Bub Pack our second cousin who lives in Columbus, Ind. who’ll be 81 years young. Last but not least, I’m asking for a miracle to happen, Lord, and I know I’m not worthy. Please print this. Thank you very much, Stanley Pack.

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To my loving wife who has been there for me: I miss you dearly and can’t wait until that day comes again for me to hold you close and love our kids, and enjoy one another once again. Thank you for your love. I love you Nancy J.

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Congratulations Montana Eldridge, 4 years old, for pulling her own first tooth. The Tooth Fairy brought her $5. The Kentucky Ridgerunner.

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A poem related to the winter season: ‘The winter of 2010 and 2011 united everyone together, most of the time snow was light as a feather./The hills and valleys were covered with snow and the traffic flow was very slow./Schools were out for a week or two and the kids are staying home from school./The parents were driven to a frenzy relative to the dismissal of school, and if the snow continues too long ‘what in the world will we do?’/The students were elated about being out of school and wondering about what will happen in June./The teachers and school personnel are worried about the length of the school year, but I’m sure the state will make it clear./Computer toys have students’ attention today; many of them cannot ride in a sleigh./Be careful and do not fall, the attorneys are waiting for your call./ This winter has been a blast, six more weeks of it to last./Winter is the time for making stew, possible a good time to drink some brew./’Cabin fever’ has set in, but spring will make people happy again./Put all your winter equipment away, and look forward to that first spring day./The winter started in December, making this a season to remember./The good, bad and ugly that winter brings, makes us happy that it will soon be spring.’ Written by the Winter Observer.

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I have been dealing with the power company for several months and can honestly say the lady I have been dealing with is dedicated to the power company one-hundred percent. She should be awarded the employee of the month award. My problem with her is that I thought that as a paying customer of a public utility company I had a right to receive truthful answers. My problems began with a pole light. I called to ask that it be repaired, and since the bill was for a business the recording said for me to have my federal ID number ready. When the lady answered she asked for this number and I told her I didn’t have one, that I used my husband’s Social Security number and did she want that. She said ‘no,’ if you don’t have a federal ID number, you don’t have your business set up right. I told her I didn’t call to discuss IRS business, I called to discuss power company business. Solely owned businesses with no employees are not required to have federal ID numbers. I then offered her my account number and reluctantly she agreed that she could look at my account by using my account number, at which time she informed me I didn’t have a pole light because it wasn’t on my bill and that I couldn’t report a light out that wasn’t mine. She then told me that it was illegal for me to put a light on their pole and she wanted to know who put it up. My reply was that it was a man driving a power company truck, but since it had been 40 years I didn’t remember what he looked like but if it was not my light whose was it. She said she would have to come out and investigate it. She did and she had it fixed and added it to my bill. She failed to tell me who was paying it before. She just let that part slide by. So I did my own investigation and I believe the church next door was paying for the light. I believe that when the church moved to another location several years ago and the power was disconnected the power company failed to disconnect this light. This means that no one was being billed for it, and as I said it had been years. I have located two other vacant homes in my neighborhood that have disconnected power with these same kind of lights burning every night and they too have been on for years and I don’t believe anybody is being billed for them. So, I’m thinking that the power company is big on telling us to turn off lights we don’t use and that maybe they should send somebody to turn them off — not only the ones I have found but all of them in their billing area. They are charging me $9.90 base rate each month and then adding their adjustments, school tax and state tax. My last bill was charged $11.28. I believe this amounts to a lot of money and could lower their need for their next rate increase. Mr. Robinson stated in last week’s paper that we have to pay for those who don’t but we shouldn’t have to pay because the power company simply fails to do its job. After all, this lady was quick to tell me I didn’t know how to run my business and my business didn’t send her a bill every month. Shortly after this the cooler went down and I later noticed the power bill was less. Seems normal. However, the usage kept getting lower but the meter was running when I checked it. When I received my bills in January for my home and this business I saw I was being billed for 38 days on both bills. My first call was to ask about the 38 days, at which time I was told it was due to weather conditions. This lady said that they were not allowed to estimated bills anymore and the weather prevented them from being read. When I explained my father’s bill was for 34 days she asked me to hold while she checked to see if I had a pending no read meter. I asked what that was and she said it was if I had a dead meter the meter reader would have to come back to check it. I didn’t have one. I wrote about some of this conversation last week. I then called and asked this lady to check my meter and she agreed it needed to be checked. A new meter was installed and the man said the old one was dead. Yesterday she called me and said that the federal regulatory commission forced them to estimate my bill and that I needed to back up to September and pay. I asked her why the reader didn’t indicate I had a pending no read meter. She said it wasn’t dead when it was read. She said it had just been going down since September. I told her that according to all these ads in The Mountain Eagle the power company stated their modern, automated electricity meters are accurate, dependable and reliable. She said they were. I asked if a power surge could cause this and she said no, they were protected. I then asked if they could run slow or could they run fast and again she said no. She said to her knowledge they had only had two such as mine. I’m thinking, how would she know if other people hadn’t called her as I did? I’m also thinking that since I was charged for one KWH, my meter was dead when he read it. I believe their meter tore up the cooler, but I believe they will say the cooler tore up the meter even though it was protected against power surges. I have always heard you can’t deal with the power company. She told me she was going to come read the meter so she could make her estimate. I guess she’s going to make her estimate during heating season back to September and won’t consider the cooler hasn’t been running or compensate for it. So, true or untrue, right or wrong, I’ll lose and they’ll win. Do you think it’s possible to have other dead meters out there? Do you think it’s even possible that meters could run fast since they can run slow? Do you think they should be allowed to estimate a bill only when they’re sure it will benefit them? How much of our money do you think they spent for their ads telling us their equipment was accurate, dependable and reliable? Will this also be added in our next rate increase? Do you believe this one KWH appeared on this meter the instant it was read so it didn’t show up as a dead meter? I don’t know. I’m the lady that can’t take care of my own business.

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I’ve been going to Jenkins Double Kwik for several years now and one person has stood out to me. This woman is Yetta, I only know her on a first name basis. Anyway, I see this woman working nearly every shift imaginable, be it mid-day or mid-night. This woman is always working. She’s always cleaning or always doing something. She’s extremely friendly and helpful. She strikes me as one of the most devoted and genuine employee’s I’ve ever witnessed. This woman deserves a raise or a bonus or something.



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