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Posted November 19, 2014 at 3:44 pm


by Forest F. Harvey

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. It was first started as a day of thanksgiving and praise. This means different things for different people.

In the 40’s, when we were growing up in the south, it meant “hog killing day”. The weather was thought to be cold enough to help preserve the meat. In the 60’s in West Virginia, it meant “deer hunting day”.

Traditionally the turkey has become the food of choice for this day. In my early years we did not have a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner but a big fat hen. In Kentucky fresh turkey was

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    Vacation Bible School

    Posted August 13, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    We just recently finished with vacation bible school at our church, and I couldn’t help but think back to my childhood experiences with vacation bible school.

    Lilian Melton, also a “Reader’s Write” author came to get us

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    Snow Day!

    Posted January 3, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Snow day!!!

    That is music to a school age child’s ears. You watch the weather in anticipation of waking up with a white blanket of fun covering the ground.

    Children even consider not

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    Christmas Memories

    Posted December 4, 2013 at 2:57 pm



    by Forest Harvey

    During the Great Depression in 1929, America suffered some of the hardest

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    Goats and ghosts

    Posted October 30, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    by Forest Harvey

    In Keyhoe, Kentucky there was an old Methodist Church sitting on the top of a hill that was later sold to the Church of the Nazarene. It was surrounded by a cemetery .

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    Overton County News

    Posted October 23, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Livingston Academy’s gymnasium will be named Derward Vaughn Memorial Gymnasium.

    Overton County Board of Education approved the naming during the Tuesday, October 8 regular monthly meeting.

    A committee had been formed to choose possible names for the gymnasium,

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