Families and Friends

Teach for America group visits Hemphill 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. Last week Friday Nite Supper Club turned into a great gathering of folks from all over the nation. We were so happy for our visitors and excited to try to make their first […]

Black Lung Association to meet Tues.

The Southeast Kentucky Chapter of the National Black Lung Association will meet at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, at the Letcher County Health Department in Whitesburg. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend. Respiratory Clinics of Eastern Kentucky staff and local attorneys with experience assisting with federal black lung claims will be present […]

Letcher Seniors rock Senior Games



You talk about some excited seniors at the rec center Friday, we surely had them. Letcher County Senior Citizens rocked the Senior Games in Knott County last week at the Sportsplex. They came in first place overall. The cheer team took first place, the Rook players took first and second places, the cornhole singles took first and second places, and […]

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STUDENT OF THE MONTH — Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College education major Sara Hatton was named Whitesburg Campus Student of the Month for April. Following graduation this May, she plans to further her education by pursuing speech pathology. She says she chose SKCTC so that she could achieve her credentials locally and “still be available to serve my family […]

Black Sheep crew caters two wedding receptions



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. It was a weekend of hard work and great fun for the Black Sheep crew. On Saturday we catered wedding receptions for two lovely couples very dear to our hearts. Malcolm Wilson and Amy […]

My new home


For a few months I have been living in Vaca Valley Living Community. All folks are older, many are ladies. A few of us are retired military. They like to visit with me in my room to look at all the awards and photos I have from all over the world. My military record, with my photos, is shown on […]

Cincinnati’s Appalachian Festival draws musicians


Southern Ohio Hello again everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day with family. I know there are a few that have a hard time this time of year. Grab a beverage let’s sit down and chat a spell. Have you ever heard the expression, it’s too wet to plow? Well Friday was a cold, very wet day. Saturday […]

Roarks to hold reunion

The Roark family reunion will take place June 8. A potluck dinner will be held at noon at the Kingscreek Fire Department. Those attending should bring their favorite dish to share. There will also be an auction to raise money to keep the reunion and items for that are needed. Come early and stay late and visit with friends and […]

Alligator wanted to swim and ride the ocean waves


Cowan Area I hope everyone is enjoying May. The rain is needed to make everything grow, though I’m not as happy with the cooler weather. Mike and I had a fabulous time on our trip to Myrtle Beach. The big adventure was Mike telling me there were police trucks on the beach. I went out on the balcony and saw […]

‘Blackberry winter’ moves on, taking any chance of frost with it


Points East In the spirit of the late Yogi Berra who, legend has it, coined such bits of wisdom as, “It ain’t over till it’s over,” and “ It ain’t over till the fat lady sings,” I will admit that there’s still a chance that we’ll get another frost before next October. On the other hand, I’d be willing to […]


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