November 29, 2005, News
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Share the Harvest provides Thanksgiving
By Al Owens
I sat the meal down on the TV tray and commenced to eat it as I watched the Fox News network.
The turkey was baked just right, the dressing was scrumptious and the mashed potatoes with gravy a culinary delight. The green beans and the dinner roll provided the added touch, and the piece of homemade pumpkin pie was superb. I had mine with coffee.
And it was free, provided by Chester's Place for Thanksgiving. The little white building housing the eatery is located on Kinney Road (or KY 1306 if you prefer) just off the AA Highway near Garrison.
The "Share the Harvest" generosity began three years ago when owner Nancy Arnold decided to share the harvest of blessings from the Lord with those around the community who might not be able to enjoy a good Thanksgiving meal. Most of the folk receiving the meals are shut-ins, elderly or people who are ill.
Arnold said she got the names from churches and concerned citizens. About 20 volunteers help with the cooking and delivering the dinners from Vanceburg to Firebrick. She noted that last year the program served 250 holiday meals.
Loretta Hall and Beulah Jones helped her organize the meal program. Rayetta and Kevin Angel were among the volunteers serving up the lunches.
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Nine of the nearly 20 "Share the Harvest" volunteers at Chester's
Place in Garrison.
Owens/Lewis County Herald
of "Share the Harvest" at Chester's Place are, left to right,
Nancy Arnold, Loretta Hall and Beulah Jones. The restaurant provided free
Thanksgiving meals for dozens of elderly, shut-ins and ill folks from
Vanceburg to Firebrick last week.
They began preparing and serving the dinners last Sunday about 7:00 a.m. and worked until about 10:00 p.m. Then they continued beginning at 5:30 a.m. last Monday and served the meals until about 2:00 p.m.
The lunches are delivered in Styrofoam boxes made for the purpose but the boxes have an extra touch. On the lid of each is a Happy Thanksgiving message as follows: "We take this time each year to give thanks for all that has been given us. As our forefathers did in years past, we are sharing our rich and bountiful harvest with those around us. We hope our gift will warm your heart as much as it does ours to give it."
Ordinarily a journalist does not editorialize when writing articles but here I feel I must.
For the curious who wonder how come I got a free meal . . . well, I'm elderly, and as a writer I needed to experience the program first hand.
Most importantly, however, that a family would share the harvest so generously at this time of year truly is heart warming.
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One injured in Rt. 57 accident
One man was hurt last week as a result of a two-vehicle accident on Ky. Rt. 57 about three miles north of Tollesboro.
Deputy Johnny Bivens said the accident began Tuesday evening when a 1992 Chevrolet Blazer, operated by Harold Jent, 45, of Owingsville, was traveling south on the roadway.
Bivens said Jent reported that he was reaching for his cellular telephone, ran off the roadway and struck an embankment. The impact caused the vehicle to overturn on its side and come to rest partially in the roadway.
At that point a southbound 1997 Chevrolet pickup, operated by James Jent, 34, of Flemingsburg, rounded a curve near where the Blazer was located, Bivens said.
According to Bivens, James Jent stated he saw the Blazer and braked to attempt avoiding a collision, but ran off the right side of the road, striking the Blazer and causing the pickup to overturn. Both vehicles sustained severe damage.
Harold Jent was taken by private vehicle to Fleming County Hospital in Flemingsburg, with lacerations to his face. James Jent was reportedly not injured.
One person was hurt last week as a
result of an accident on Ky. Rt. 57 north of Tollesboro. Both vehicles were
traveling south on the road. The drivers, who are related, were on their way
from from a job site in the Crooked Creek area.
Bivens said the two men, who are related, were on their way home from a jobsite in the Crooked Creek area at the time of the accident.
Bivens was assisted at the scene by Deputy Tom Polley and Tollesboro Fire and Rescue.
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Chamber meeting to
highlight workforce presentation
The Lewis County Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly meeting on Thursday, December 1, at 5:15 p.m. This board meeting is open to chamber members, local businesses, and/or anyone who may wish to become a member.
The meeting will be hosted at the Lewis County Primary Care Center in Vanceburg. Pam McGlone of Buffalo Trace Area Development will be presenting a Workforce Report on Lewis County compared to others in the TENCO area. This information is very important to the future growth of our county.
The presentation has been presented to several other surrounding counties and it is a privilege to have this information presented at our chamber meeting.
This is a great presentation for local businesses, the school system, and the overall community in general.
If you would like more information on the meeting or if you plan to attend please contact Tracy McGuire at 606-796-6010.
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Two charged in theft
Two Lewis County men were arrested last week and charged with theft and criminal trespassing.
Deputy Johnny Bivens said he responded to a complaint of two suspicious men in the vicinity of Goldmine Junkyard at Garrison. He said the business is owned by Jack Gilbert.
The investigation revealed that the suspects allegedly removed 12 aluminum rims from the property. Bivens said the men were found walking east on the AA highway a short distance from the property.
He said that evidence collected linked the suspects to the theft.
Jamie Estes, 22, of Garrison, and Jeremy Tackett, 20, of Black Oak, were both arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking over $300 and criminal trespassing. Both were lodged in the Lewis County Detention Center.
Bivens was assisted by Deputy Dwayne Stone.
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