Here is something my sister Jane Hall wrote in 2005.
It is just as true today as it was then.
Long, long ago there was a terrible one-eyed giant called Cyclops who preyed upon the populace of travelers.
Sad to say we now have a rebirth of this terrible killer and en-slaver.
He kills conversation and creativity, especially in the young. He controls our daily activities, holding us a slave to his whims.
Families are torn apart over his dominance in our lives. He does not allow books in his cave, since that would rob him of his power over our lives and challenge his control.
Much of the time in his cave is spent subjecting us to his false and misleading propaganda and engendering materialism and hypochondria.
The sad thing is that he could be such a force of good, stimulating and enriching our lives.
Will no Ulysses appear to rid us of this poisonous monster, who is keeping us in the abominable slavery?
Will the village elders awaken and save us from this peril?
Alas, they are all afraid to challenge him.
Television is a divider, not a uniter.
Jane Hall graduated from EKU in 1942. She sang in the EKU choir and played in the band. She was married to doctor Peter Hall (deceased) and resides in Princeton.
Ed Miracle Golf Scramble a big hit
This past Saturday, 60 generous golfers teed it up at Battlefield Golf Club in the Ed Miracle Scholarship Foundation Golf Scramble.
It was a very successful fundraiser and there are three worthy young high school graduates who will get some needed financial help.
Here is a report on the scramble in Donna Miracle's own words:
The eighth-annual Ed Miracle Scholarship Foundation Golf Scramble was played at Battlefield Golf Course — under COVID-19 guidelines and the threat of thunderstorms.
A total of 15 team took part in the event.
The team of Rhett Alred, Jake Wilson, Taylor Spurlock and Johnny Wilder took first place with a score of 53.
Second place went to the team of Frank Vicini, Dennis Hatfield, Bobby Hall and Lawson Hon.
First place in the women's team competition went to Linda McClenden, Ronda Thompson, Shirley Beard and Addison Beard.
The closest to the pin winner for the men was Jay Gluck and for the women was Addison Beard.
The longest drive winner for the men was Bobby Hall and for the women was Shirley Beard.
Connor Cornett won the putting contest and Ann Grannan won the 50/50 contest.
The Miracle Family appreciates these golfers and friends for their continuing support. This event funds scholarships that help graduating seniors entering college, who are selected from Madison County and Harlan County by the guidance counselors at those schools.
This year's recipients are Cloe Emerson and JaShe Garner from Madison Central and Will McCarthy from Harlan High School.
Thanks Donna for the report.
Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye — Helen Keller
Live, Love, Laugh and Learn ... Glenmore