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I want to wish several friends a happy birthday starting with Marie Ann Fields, November 13; Hager Trent, the 16th, and Jeanie Bates, our second cousin, on the 22nd. Sam Callahan, Frank Fields, our brother-in-law, all three on the same day, Charles Lee Boggs the 26th. That’s all, folks. Have a good one, okay? Please print this? Thank you, Stanley Pack.

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Just to let the law-abiding citizens know that the state police are planning to start harassing the innocent citizens over their seatbelt law. So if you live in Perry, Letcher, Breathitt, Knott or Leslie County and you drive on the highway, you can expect to be harassed by the police and have to pay a fine. This is the same type of harassment that happened in Knott County last April when people were getting out of their vehicles to pump gasoline and the police ran up to them and wrote them a ticket for no seatbelt. How can they write you up for no seatbelt when you are getting out of your vehicle to pump gas? This is uncalled for, and it needs to be stopped.

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What are the views of County Judge/Executive Terry Adams on the homeless, and can we really believe any answer he gives? Does he have a close relative who is homeless, freezing, and going hungry? What has happened to Letcher County, to its people?

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Genesis 2:7 says the Lord formed man from the dust of the ground, breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living soul. Then in Genesis 2:17, the Lord says, ‘but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.’ Then, on over in Genesis 3:4, ‘the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.’ There were three lies told there. Either Satan lied or God lied, you choose. The lie was that he wouldn’t die. So who started that lie?

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To a certain disrespectful person: After dark you sure do like to shine your lights into my house. Just keep it up and you will see blue lights, because the law is going to come and take you to jail. By the way, you’ll lose your pretty little job, too.

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I would like to know if it is legal for people to print things in the paper about people, their health and their lives. How can they do that without anyone’s permission?

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It’s a shame when LKLP brings free coal and wood to pill dealers in the Spring Branch area. These same pill dealers don’t pay a garbage bill, either. It’s a shame, but I guess in Letcher County it doesn’t matter. If you’re in the clique you’re in the clique.

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Just thought the The Mountain Eagle would want to know there’s a new report out in the Lexington Herald Leader about Trump’s policies leaving Kentucky’s timber industry in danger of collapse. Do you guys have any idea what effect this is having on the lumberyard there in Whitesburg?

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This guy from Neon at E Potter Road said, ‘You get on SSI, come down and I’ll live with you. I’ll be your wife if you leave your girlfriend.’

. Last Tuesday was November Madness for Kentucky basketball. EJ Montgomery could not play and the Wildcats lost. UK needs two bigs in the game at the same time. If we’d had two bigs in the game we would not have lost to Evansville.

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I would like to speak my piece concerning the City of Jenkins, specifically Mayor Todd Depriest and his garbage crew (or lack thereof): The crew that comes around to people’s houses leave garbage containers open, they turn them over, and a lot of people have garbage left in the cans. Come on, guys, you have a job; do it. Mayor Depriest, please do something about these workers of yours. Thank you.

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Wake up and sober up. Trump is not concerned with the U.S. citizens at all. He even says at rallies, ‘I›m the only one who matters.’ If you remotely think that he cares about you, your family, livelihood, health and safety you are severely misguided. He is all about himself and making a dime. Anyone who stands behind a grown-up human being who mocks a person because of their physical disabilities or where they are from is as shameful as he is. Teach your children that being a bully is wrong. Children are killing themselves over being bullied. Christians, if you believe the Bible it clearly says that we are all created equal, doesn›t it? You can›t claim to truly be a follower of Christ if you uphold this cruel being.

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If Donald Trump is left in the White House you will soon find out how much that he really cares about you, your freedom, and your security. If you keep your nose in Facebook and on Trump’s Twitter feed you have to be very misguided. He tells on himself because he just can›t help it. He is a one-man show that actually needs to be in a mental ward.

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For the people who drive a black car and a blue pickup: You are running around out here spending your daughter’s checks and your grandson’s checks, but you will get caught up in it. And when you do get caught I hope it’s in the paper. You are not doing right by those kids.

. The county judge lost five votes last week and five votes this week.

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Hard Rock, I will miss you my friend. I love you as a brother and I always will. The tears in my eyes can be wiped away, but in my heart you will always stay. Our friendship was true, as it should have been. Children, young lads, old men we became. My friend, you went first, sadly to say. It should have been me, I always try to lead the way. The ages you belong to now. God likes good friends, too. Say hello to my people, some of them loved you too. May you find peace in the afterlife, I will be coming to find mine soon. You will be missed my friend, my tears are for you. Brother Ray.

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I’m calling about the Smoking Saturdays show on WMMT-FM. When you Google Smoking Saturdays you get an anti-smoking video, but when you call the guys at the station they actually take the time to talk to people. They even take time and patience with us old people.

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Congratulations to Governor elect Beshear on his win. Things will get done now. Maybe things will really change if Moscow Mitch the Undertaker gets voted out, too. He is very proud to say that he lets nothing come to the floor because he is the Grim Reaper. If he doesn›t do anything for the people why is he still there? Dump Trump and ditch Mitch.

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Is anyone else but me tired of reading everyone’s political comments on Facebook, whether they are Democrat supporters or Republican supporters? I loved Facebook back in the days before everyone with an opinion started feeling the need to express theirs, no matter how uneducated they are about the matter they are complaining about. Facebook would be much better if it would just ban politics altogether. Until that happens, people should remember that it’s better to remain silent and thought a fool than to speak up and remove all doubt.

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While watching these impeachment hearings and learning just how corrupt Trump really is, I am sure a number of his Letcher County worshippers will call Speak Your Piece to take up for him. To those people I say this: You know good and well you would call for the public hanging of a Democrat if they had committed these same treasonous crimes that Trump obviously has done. Trump is a lowdown traitor and deserves to be removed from office. The difference between Democrats and the Trump cult is that Democrats admit when their people do wrong and call for them to step down from office; the Trump cult members make fools of themselves trying to defend the indefensible.

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I think that it’s a shame to slander someone’s name in Speak Your Piece when you don’t know the facts. Thank you.

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I put this in the ‘just wondering’ category, because I don’t know and I just wonder about it. Can you name a few people in Kentucky who make $50,000 a month and don’t have a lot of experience doing their job? It’s a simple question. That sounds like a lot of money to me, but I don’t know. Thank you.

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Some of you may have seen or heard about Kanye West visiting the Harris County Jail in Houston, Texas on November 16. He and his ‘Jesus is King’ group held a song and worship program for the inmates there. You can look up clips of this on YouTube and see for yourself. Some might be critical of him for doing that, but I think it was just great. Providing something positive and uplifting for the inmates is exactly what is needed in jails and prisons. Whether it fits your personal definition of ‘church’ or ‘spirituality,’ at least Kanye is providing a ray of hope for those jail inmates. It’s hard for me to imagine Jesus returning and not going to preach in jails and prisons. Ask your preacher what your church is doing for the forgotten men and women in local jails and prisons. As I once heard it said: ‘Church should be a hospital for lost souls, not a museum for saints.’ Please give some thought to this. Thank you.

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President FDR said it would never do for the public sectors to have unions. Boy was he ever right. Unions in the public sector have caused a lot of problems for a lot of people.

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This impeachment hearing against our president was started before he was ever sworn into office.

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When people meet the conversation often turns to the disturbing times we are going through. There are so many things to talk about, such as drug abuse, mental illness, and the large number of homeless people. Worldwide, people of different political and religious beliefs can’t talk to each other respectfully. We see bad natural disasters as well as disasters caused by people mentioned in the sentences above. I know some people can’t see what First Thessalonians 4:17 says about the return of Jesus.

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We wouldn’t have this bad drug problem today if our government had adopted the policy of mafia crime boss Paul Castellono; if you deal you die.

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Watching this impeachment inquiry on television is the most stupid, one-sided government I have ever seen. I never thought America would tolerate such shenanigans.

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God bless you, Mr. President. I think the American people are tired of hearing these Democrats go on and on and on and not do anything for America at all. The more they do to you, Mr. President, the more it seems like they are helping you — and they are helping you, Mr. President. You have a right to fire anybody you want to and you have the right to say anything you want to say. These Democrats have rattled my chain so much I can hardly stand it. We appreciate what you are doing for America, Mr. President.

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In addition to Trump and his buddies in the natural gas industry working hard to drive the final nail into the coffin of the coal industry, now comes the news — and it’s not fake news — that Trump’s tariffs are killing the logging industry in eastern Kentucky. We will be lucky to have a United States left if Trump isn’t voted out of office next year.

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I have a question for you so-called Christians and so-called preachers who still support Donald Trump. How do you justify standing up for a man who has already broken and still regularly breaks nearly every single one of the Ten Commandments? Please reply.

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This November, during National Family Caregivers Month, let’s recognize the impact of caregiving and honor the more than 16 million

Americans caring for someone with Alzheimer’s. I was one of those caregivers. As my mother’s cognitive health began to decline, I brought her to live with me full-time. I had never heard the word Alzheimer’s, yet the behaviors I noticed aligned with this disease. As the years progressed, caregiving become more demanding — it took a toll on my own health as I began developing ulcers. I reached out to local organizations for support and came across the Alzheimer’s Association. The services were invaluable. In particular, the support groups provided an outlet to cry or vent and know the people in the room could relate. I also attended every conference and workshop available. If you’re just starting this journey with a loved one, the best thing you can do is educate yourself. I lost my mom two months ago, but will continue to be an advocate for caregivers and those living with this terrible disease.

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