July 31, 2014

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Travel to the Islands with Grilled Tahitian Fruit Foster
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The basket has a hole in it

This article on the complex issue of poverty in our nation will not be satisfying to those who have overcome monumental obstacles in achieving a lifestyle of abundance. Neither will the wealthy find comfort in what is said. Nor will those who think our government should take care of the poor like what is said. As a matter of fact, I can think of no one who will applaud. But, if it helps us to think more clearly about the issues involved, then the pain of writing this will be worthwhile, particularly where children are involved.

I began my teaching career in Breathitt County and I taught language arts to the upper grades in a newly opened consolidated school. I was also basketball coach for the school and began in earnest to build a team from scratch. I had some fairly good players but needed a big boy to play center. And, there was one in my home room.

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Reader expresses opinion over weekly column
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Local youth group experiences a chance to give back
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Chocolate cake recipe by the Amish Cook

By Lovina Eicher

It is Tuesday evening. I’m sitting out here on the front porch and it is very quiet, almost too quiet. My sisters Verena and Susan wanted our five school-age children to come off the bus there and spend the night. They will go back on the bus in the morning. Sister Emma’s three boys also went. They have eight children there from ages six to 14 so I’m sure their evening is quite noisier than usual.

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Celebrate Dad by Serving Papa's Grilled Chicken
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“Concrete Pressers”

They inhabit small towns such as Falmouth and large cities like Cincinnati and Chicago. They’re not restricted to any one particular race. They are composed of white, black, Latino and others. Our government is responsible for their creation and existence, and as far as my small mind can forecast there is no solution for the problem if current procedures are maintained. I, by no means, am making fun. In fact, I feel sorry for their plight and handicap.

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Seniors enjoyed a beautiful day of trash pick-up
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Hwy 467 cleaned up by Knoxville Christian
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Boy Scouts collect 7.7 miles of trash on Loop Rd.
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