Families and Friends


MARTIAL ARTISTS — John Ng’s Four Seasons Kung Fu and Tai Chi competition team participated in the Richmond Elite Martial Arts Open Tournament. The team won medals in every division, and qualified for the Disney Wide World of Sports Elite Martial Arts Competition later this year. The team will compete in several more tournaments this year. Frank Sexton swept his […]


Students at Larry Adams Martial Arts in Pikeville displayed their hard work and discipline for their belt rank advancement on June 7. Pictured are Tanner Darnell, Jude Brahman, Reece Anderson, Chase Anderson, Baileigh Short, Addison Davis, Dekato Ramirez, Jeff Brock, Tate Wooton, Eden Feltner, Mason Cornett, Caleb Williamson, Tayleigh Yates, Layth ElSakka, Drannan Amburgey, Mason Neace, Alton Justice, Sawyer Davis, […]

Doing undone work at Hickam Air Base, Hawaii

Early in 1950, I had orders to Hickam Air Base, Hawaii. I had quarters for my family and was in charge of the base printing department. The Pentagon wanted me to keep an eye on some workers who were sent to Hickam Field to clean up a mess left there from the raid from Japan in 1941 that never got […]

Bentley reunion set at Millstone

The Otho Bentley reunion will be held June 28, 29 and 30 at 101 Reunion Drive, Millstone, Ky. Cookouts will take place at 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and those attending should bring a covered dish for Sunday dinner at 1 p.m. For more information, call Eddie Bentley at 606-634-8867.

Fields reunion planned July 6

The Willie and Susan Fields family reunion will begin at 10 a.m., July 6 at the upper shelter at Kingdom Come State Park in Cumberland. Those attending should bring a covered dish. Contact Ison Fields for more information at 423- 231-0254.

Learn about edible plants at workshop

The Letcher County Extension Service will hold a workshop on edible plants from 9 to 11 a.m., June 21 at the Extension Service office. Participants will learn how to live off the land and survive with plants alone.

Bird netting saves berries, but can confuse neighbors

One late afternoon last week, while Loretta was attending a road trip Little League baseball game, a couple of neighborhood women were walking their dogs as they passed by our house on Charlie Brown Road. Ten years ago I would have known their names, their dogs’ names, their kids’ names and where those kids caught the school bus. Now I’m […]

Goin’ fishin’

Eli Hatton, 9, and Trigg Whisenant, 7, carried their fishing poles and other gear through the Upper Bottom section of Whitesburg Monday while on their way to fish in the Nor th Fork of the Kentucky River. They are the sons of Jamie and Julie Hatton and Will and Katrina Whisenant, all of Whitesburg. ( Photo by Sally Oakes)

The little dirty boy

My mother always told me that it is no disgrace to get dirty, but it is a disgrace to stay dirty. I believe God covered the earth with threefourths water and one-fourth land in order that we stay clean. So for the most part there is enough water for everyone to clean anything they wish. At times we do things […]

Alabama residents visit Hemphill Comm. Center

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/ pages/Hemphill-Community Center, www.facebook.com/Hemphillblacksheep. Check out our two new websites: www.hemphillcenter.org and www.blacksheepbrickoven.org. The Black Belt Citizens of Union Town, Ala., were a great addition to the local/ regional folks we had visit us on Friday night. There was a presentation and a showing of a film […]

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