Wednesday, 11 July 2012 00:38
To the Editor, Manchester Enterprise:
I would like to take this means to say thank you for having one of Kentucky's finest newspapers. Your public service is the best, bar none.
My wife and I were back home for the OBI homecoming from our home in Florida where we both retired from teaching school. I am from Bullskin in Clay County and my wife Diane's roots are Dayton, Ohio. I am writing specifically to say thank you to the fine folks who found my reading glasses and put them on our car door handle at the Walmart in London. I hope these folks read this letter. My wife and I always marvel at how good the people are in this part of the country!
I would be amiss if I did not say thank you also to our good friend Coleman House, who is a former dean and teacher at OBI. He retired from the Knox County Schools as supervisor of Special Education. He is always helping us and doing favors for us and so many others. Also my brother, Lewis Burns, tells me he looks forward to his Manchester Enterprise each Thursday. He likes the newspaper and keeps several weeks of back issues.
Please let me also say thank you to Darrell Glenn Hudson who does most of the work in putting together our annual OBI homecoming Friday Night at Frisch's. Best wishes to Darrell Glenn's cousin Wesley Couch, Assistant Superintendent of Clay County Schools, who just received his doctorate from University of the Cumberlands; and to OBI's new president Dr. Paul Davidson. Finally, thanks to Myrtle Cooke, OBI 2012 Alumni Director, who works so hard to make it a great homecoming.
Again, thanks a million to the fine folks who found my reading glasses and put them on our car door handle. You all are the greatest people in the world, and returning my lost glasses proves my point.
Frank A. Stormy Burns
1960 OBI graduate
Wednesday, 04 July 2012 00:35
Flora Collins (maiden name), born about 1906, daughter of Adeline Gray Collins.
Celia or Ellen Gray (these were sisters & Gray was their maiden name) born about 1916 and 1920, daughters of America Gray who died probably 25 or so years ago.
Lizzie Gray, daughter of Matilda Gray, was born about 1890 and I have no further information about whom she married or who her children were.
Thank you for your help,
Todd D. Moberly
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 12:46
I’m writing to ask you to make a correction on an article in the June 14 paper. The article regarding the ones who started the Burchell Softball Field. It stated that I was one of the ones, but I wasn’t. The Chadwells Joe and Johnnie and Bea Burchell were the ones who started the field.
Joe had a team for Chadwell Body Shop and Bea one for Manchester Lumber. Their teams were going to other places to play so they decided to put one in Clay County for their teams to play and for others to have a place to play.
I only went to work there after Johnnie asked me to help her run the concession stand.
All credit goes to the Chadwells and Burchells.
- Martha Adams Hounchell
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 12:44
Letter to the Editor
To the people of Oneida and Bullskin:
I have a question, would any of you stand by and watch a thief steal from your children? I don’t think so, but that is what is happening right now. Someone is trying to shut down our children’s school.
Oh, they will bus them to another school, a longer bus route. Do we want that? No, not a one of us wants Oneida School taken away.
Let’s stand together and fight. Say what we mean and mean what we say. United we stand, divided we fall. Let’s not fall. We vote, we pay our taxes.
We have a right to have our school remain open. Our kids and grandkids all have the right to attend the school of their choice, and the choice is Oneida.
So, I say, stop this nonsense.
Stop talking about shutting down the school. Stop throwing away our tax money. Put it back into Oneida School! We have very young doctors, nurses, lawyers, etc. attending Oneida right now. Let’s show them that they do count. Let’s fight to keep them right where they are.
How would you like to ride one hour or longer on a hot bus? You wouldn’t like it. So, don’t put our kids on one. These kids are not cattle. Don’t just move them from one place to another without thinking how is this going to affect them.
We are not going to shut up and take this. We are going to fight for the kids We will not lay down and let anyone take away our school. I will proudly stand up and fight for Oneida Elementary any day. Will you stand with me? We may step on some toes, but so what. They are stepping on our kid’s future.
Very proud sponsor of Oneida Elementary and Bull Skin
Wednesday, 18 January 2012 13:59
Is there blood on your hands?
I’m a grieving parent that’s only trying to save other parents from the hurt of your heart being torn out. Drug addiction is too easy and just not a county problem, but most of a nation.
The way the pills are made, just rehab won’t do it. It takes a mighty will power and God. If the drug user can’t focus or, so they say, has a fried brain, it’s too late. Only God can help if it’s His will. Love them all you can till the end comes and it won’t be long. If you haven’t been affected, thank God for the blessing.
If on a user that you can’t help them, lock them up for 6 months, nothing else can clean the body out. It’s a national problem of the economy too, just indifference of most people not caring if it doesn’t bother them.
Attention, chemist and scientist can’t you make pills be used to cure the problems without so much high in them? Where’s our faith as a Christian.
I’m asking all people that reads this to spread the word to others with emails to Frankfort and Washington. I’m computer ignorant, but I ask you to help me help others. There’s a lot out there that have been left with hurt and they know what I’m going through.
Most of all, do what God says to heal our nation, 2nd Chronicles 7:14. All people that has blood on their hands are drug dealers, drug doctors, patients who sell their pills instead of using them and people of indifference. Let’s speak up and speak out so people will listen. Make it so hard on lawmakers and law enforcers that it won’t be profitable any longer.
Remember, to kill a snake, you must cut its head off. I consider these drug dealers and drug doctors (remember some doctors don’t do this.) the Snakes.
Remember, ‘you reap what you sow.’
Gal 6:9. I’m praying for all. We are all God’s children. Yours in Christ, hoping to save a user or some users or perspective users.
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