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The Letcher County School System is a joke. Someone makes an untrue statement and ruins someone’s life by with those lies and gets them tried and convicted and thrown out of school. When did hearsay rule the world? Students should not be allowed to have phones in school. I hope all three of you are done the same way. Maybe someone will lie on you as you have done on someone else. Karma is a you-know-what. Any person can say anything and get other people in trouble. It’s who you are and whom you know.

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Donald Trump is the best friend the Democratic Party ever had. All of the people he has offended over the past two years turned out in droves to vote against him in the mid-term election and give a majority to the Democrats in the House of Representatives. You just wait until the next election; if Trump continues on his same path he will help the Democrats win a majority in the Senate and win the White House too. Figuratively speaking, history will record that Donald Trump ‘shot himself in his own foot’ and ‘drove nails in his own coffin.’

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Colene Bailey Pack, I’m real sorry to hear about Rass. Our sympathy goes out to you all. Our mailman needs to quit scattering the mail. This is the last part of November, and I want to wish some people a happy birthday starting with Hager Trent, a longtime friend, who celebrated on November 17, the same day as Rita Gale Boggs Stapleton. Frank Fields, our brother-in-law, has a birthday on the 22nd, Thanksgiving Day this year. So does Sam Callahan, our used to be brother-in-law, and Jeanie Bates our cousin, whose birthday is also the same day. Please print this, okay? Thank you, Mr. Stanley Pack.

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To a really nice man that met back in September: You opened the door for me at Lee’s Restaurant near Walmart. I had on a t-shirt that had writing on it about Jesus. You said you liked my shirt, but I just smiled, as I’m kind of bashful and backwards. I hope you didn’t think of me as rude or stuck up. Anyway, I just wanted to say that if you’re not married or engaged and you are a Christian man and you would like to become friends, meet me at Lee’s Restaurant at about 12 noon on December 4. If you are married or engaged or anything, then please accept my apology.

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I am absolutely positive that I am not in love with an ex-boyfriend of mine. But, dang, he sure is my favorite memory and I will always love the memory of our romance. I wish blessings to him always.

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One of the most beautiful people I have ever seen is the blonde receptionist at Dr. Heath Cook’s office in Jenkins. She is absolutely astonishing and deserves a modeling contract. Just saying.

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To the idiot who called in about the person feeding the cats at Dunham and Jenkins: Why don’t you help spay and neuter them? Strays don’t ask to strays. And you’re probably being fed through food stamps from the government, so you need to keep your mouth shut about it.

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God bless America. Mr. President, keep us safe. Do not trust Russia. Mr. President, do not trust North Korea. Sure they’re release a few people and bust up a few silos, but what about all of those I talked about a few years ago — the ones America knew they had but didn’t do anything about it? Let’s get them out of the way before we really negotiate … ah, I’ll just hush before I call them what I really think.

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I’ve been hoping to get in touch with a certain Banks woman for quite a few years. I think it’s time to make this happen. There’s an old saying, one man’s prize is another man’s failure. So, Miss Banks, if you’re available, please respond in next week’s Speak Your Piece.

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We have a massive coyote and black bear problem in the Doty Creek area. Are you allowed to shoot coyotes? I know you can’t shoot black bears. The game wardens need to start doing their jobs and trap these nuisance animals and take them far enough away so they don’t come back.

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Remember how it hurts to be messed over by the people you loved and you thought loved you? There are no words to describe it. They take your money and do anything else they can to hurt you when you love them. It hurts to the bottom of my heart to have this happen to me by people who I thought loved me.

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Lo and behold, look who’s on the cover of this past week’s Mountain Eagle — Mr. Shiloh Adams, the same person they arrested on drug charges a year ago.

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I went to a wedding on Kingscreek this past Saturday evening at the Rondall Meade Farm. It was such a nice wedding, with a very nice couple getting married. It was a beautiful day for it and all of the friends and neighbors were there to give it a great atmosphere. I want to congratulate the bride and groom, who are two of the finest people I’ve ever known and I love them both. I just wanted to say, ‘Congratulations.’

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I would like to personally thank Jim Ward, Barry Engle, and Janet Ratliff for running clean races although the majority of the voters did not vote for those good people. They were talking about people being qualified; well Janet Ratliff was more than qualified. She worked under Margaret Nichols for 22 years. That doesn’t qualify? Just saying.

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Just wanted to let the people know that we sure missed our chances when Wayne Fleming lost the mayoral race in Jenkins. As long as the current city leaders remain loyal to a certain family, things will never change. It’s a shame the young officer who arrested the city employee on drug charges left and went to Pound. He probably wouldn’t have had a job anyway after arresting one of the clan. The water is awful, the taxes are high, the roads are terrible, and the school is falling apart. But we do have a swimming pool and you can now buy enough beer to drink your sorrows away.

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A few weeks ago I went to well-known beauty shop in Whitesburg and walked out with my hair destroyed. I went straight to another beauty shop and the lady there made it even worse. I ended up having to go to Philip Adams in Hazard to get my hair fixed. If you need a good haircut, please go out of town. Thank you very much.

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To the citizens of our county: Where did this Mickey Stines even come from? Barry Engle met all of the qualifications needed for the office of sheriff of Letcher County. Barry Engle and Danny Webb are the only two in Letcher County with the qualifications to be sheriff. I don’t know where this Stines guy even comes from. I never even heard of him until it was election time. Well, I guess we need to check out our new sheriff.

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Is it no illegal for a candidate running for office to put on social media, ‘If you need a ride to vote, call my’ phone number? Whitesburg needs to really look out. Thank you.

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I am a really concerned citizen of Letcher County. I am concerned about the drug epidemic and the lack of education and experience of our new officials who will take office in January, especially in the sheriff ’s department. No candidate has ever been more qualified than Barry Engle.

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I think we got a good election report coming back. All of these old ones are going out and the new ones are coming in. I just hope they can clean this place up like it should be.

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I haven’t been seeing any gravel being hauled now that the election is over.

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I am so sick of drugs in Letcher County — and in Knott, Pike, Perry and all the rest. But Letcher is my county and I am sick of these drugs destroying our youth and destroying our county. I am a young man in my prime and would love to be able to go out and meet wonderful young women. The thing about it is we cannot meet any good young women in our county because of drugs. Older men — those in their sixties and seventies — are getting all of the younger women because they buy their drugs for them. I’m not saying that’s the kind of woman I want; I don’t want a drug-headed woman, but she probably was a good person at one time. This is what our county has come to.

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Dear Japan: Do not trust Russia. Our president doesn’t trust Russia even though some people act like he does. Our president is a businessman and America will grow as long as he is in there.

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I would like to send a message out to a lady who used to live in Pine Creek, but ended up moving over on Cram Creek before her husband ended up betraying her to be a pure dog and even turning her child against her: You are a beautiful woman and I would very much love to have dinner with you. Just call me the big rooster. That’s all I can say, but I would love to hear from you. You are a wonderful human being, and not the sleaze your husband has portrayed you to be.

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It’s amazing how it is when you call the sheriff ’s department to report a crime or anything else they just sit there and won’t pick the dad-burned phone up whatsoever. It just rings and rings and rings, and then when somebody does pick it up they just cut you off. Then when you call back they just let it ring again. What’s the deal?

(Just guessing here, but perhaps they are mistaking your phone number on ‘Caller ID’ for that of someone who may have cried wolf one too many times. Regardless of what ‘the deal’ may be, you should always dial 9-1-1 if you’re reporting a true emergency.)

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I would like to leave a message to one of my old flames I dated years ago. I think it’s high time you know why I left. The reason I left is this: It is because I walked over there to come in and see you and — after walking that far — I walked in to catch you doing what you were doing. You really liked your dad’s best friend. You liked him a little too much from the looks of what was going on. I saw what was going on, and he most definitely liked what you were doing to him.

I am tired of them lying to me and telling me they are going to deliver my propane when they’re not going to deliver it.

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To a certain caller: You said you didn’t understand how the Letcher County people could put someone like Mickey Stines into office since he had never done any law work outside of the courthouse. Well, the other one was in the sheriff ’s office all those years and didn’t do anything except make speeches in front of old people.

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I was just reading Speak Your Piece. I never put anything in here, but the man that made the comment that the last president put all of us to work in eastern Kentucky must never have worked in his life. That man was destroying us. Our President Trump is the best president we have had in twenty years. Listen, he could have given everyone in Letcher County a hundred dollars a month, because he never gave a raise to the old people drawing disability in twelve years. Where did that money go? And the gas tripled in price and the food did, too. They can’t even buy the food today. So to you who made the comment that he put us all to work, I sure would like to get one of those jobs. Thank you.

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I would like to thank the Letcher County voters for putting the people into the courthouse who I think are truly good people. I think they will do their best. I don’t they a miracle will happen, but I think they will work for the people. I think Letcher County voters made the wisest choice in every election. I wish the newly elected officials the best and I believe they will do their best to work for us.

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I can’t believe the people around here are hollering ‘Democrat’ or ‘Republican.’ The job of the President of the United States is to unite the people in the House and Senate so they will work together. Instead, he gets on his phone and tweets messages that little kids would do. I could see some 12-year-old saying the things he says, but not a man who is supposed to lead our country. I don’t think he knows what leadership is. You have to lead, not boss people around and say nasty things to and about them.

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Pastors, are you leading your flock down the wrong path? You’re doing that if you’re teaching the Rapture. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17 is about where the dead are and what happens when Jesus returns. The dead are in their spirit body. Verse 17 is about the ones in their flesh body going into their spirit body, which is expressed as meeting Jesus in the air. When Jesus comes back there will be no more flesh. 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3 tells us that Jesus will not return until after Satan comes pretending to be Jesus. Tell your flock if they are flesh it is not Jesus.

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To a certain person: It is pretty sad when you promised your dad you would take care of your mom. Now you have taken the sixty thousand dollars and she’s left in the nursing home. Way to go, Daughter.

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To me, it is as lowdown as you can get when a little child has to take his or her lunch home from school on a Friday evening and let them eat the food in the bed while the little children do without.

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This is concerning the Whitesburg Housing Authority: How do some people get by with everything while other people get in trouble? Some people are allowed to park triple cars while other people can’t. I would like to know why.

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I was wondering if maybe all of these politicians who are leaving their signs up will have to pay some sort of fine for littering. The signs are going to be left up until they are torn to pieces and I think the candidates should be held accountable. Politicians, please get your signs down. Thank you.

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I want to speak directly to the point. How can a certain fellow get away with only six months probation after beating, biting, punching, head-butting and kicking a woman he is about twenty times bigger and stronger than?IfthatwereIIwould be penitentiary bound on a sixty-year term. Another thing: What kind of union allows one person to work while the other is forced to quit in fear for her life? That is a real union.

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If you’re going to get out and fool around and sneak and cheat behind the back of your wife or husband at Sandlick — and I’m sure it’s the wife being cheated on since it’s a white pickup truck —please get off the road so that people can’t see what is going on. Also, you need to realize this is deer season and we have guns with scopes that let us see what is going on. Get a motel room.

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