August 27, 2014

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Two vehicle accident on Lightfoot Fork
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Accident claims life of Mason County deputy

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Kentuckian eating habits pose a danger to health according to the recent Gallup survey
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Delicious pie recipe homemade by the Amish Cook

By Lovina Eicher

It is a rainy Wednesday in June as I write this. Son Kevin’s class went to a state park in Indiana today for their school field trip, I am hoping the weather is nicer there. The temperature never went over 60 degrees so far today so it could be chilly for their nature walk through the woods.

Tonight, at 6:30 p.m., is the eight grade graduation at the school. Our fourth child, son Benjamin, will be amongst the rest of graduating from the eighth grade. This will conclude his school years. Nephew Jacob will also graduate from eight grade. Also two of Timothy’s (daughter Elizabeth’s friend) nephews are with the group graduating. One of the teachers told me this week how sad she will be to see these four boys leaving the school. She said they were always a joy to have in class.

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“Doldrums”

Doldrums is a spell of listlessness or despondency. It is also associated with that part of the ocean that lies near the equator consisting of characteristics of a boundary of calms and light shifting winds.

In early shipping days this area was also referred to as the “Horse Latitudes.” The early sailing ships depended upon winds to move the ships in travel and since there were very weak winds at this location many ships became stranded for days. When transporting horses, they would throw many of the horses overboard to lighten the ship.

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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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