These are photos of our Christmas Program for the Hickory Withe Community Association as we met at Hickory Withe Baptist Church on December 1.  We enjoyed music performed by R. S. V. P., The Mid-South’s Premier Men’s Chorus. This was the 4th year R.S.V.P., an Acapella group, has performed for HWCA. If you are interested in contacting R.S.V.P. they can be reached at RSVPCHORUS@gmail.com for further information.

 

HWCA wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

 

 

 

President Bob Munns opened the meeting at 6:30 p.m, Nov. 3, 2016. Elected officials and guests were recognized. Everyone enjoyed a delicious pot luck dinner.

 

Jane Michell gave an interesting presentation on the early days of Hickory Withe along with many old pictures and stories passed down from her father.

 

Due to the Vesta Home Show there was no meeting in Oct. so there were no minutes to be presented. Treasurer, Becky Sue Evans, was out of town and no report was given.

 

President Munns gave an update on the Vesta Home Show. A total from $1 per ticket sold was $10,750 and he will pick up the check on Tuesday. He thanked everyone that helped with special thanks to Joann Allen, Bob and Kathy Kenney, Merrel and Kathy Miller.

 

Announcements:

Nov. 12 - Bazaar at UMC in Somerville, 9-3:00.

 

Linda Meyer - pray for our country at 7:00 each day.

 

RSVP singing group will be our entertainment at the December meeting.

 

Our Christmas projects for this year were presented: sign up to bring a gift for the Galloway mom's and an unwrapped toy for a child under 12 for the Fayette Cares toy drive. Bring gifts to December meeting.

 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:10 p.m.

 

Joann Allen, Secretary

 

 

Hello Folks,

 

Here we are with another year nearly gone. I say that because we go into "Holiday Mode" and the County Commission normally does not meet in December, so I may not email you in December. Did I hear some "amens" in the background?

 

We got the elections behind us and the process worked again. As you know, Mr. Trump won and now I hope we will support our new leadership and have a positive impact in helping to overcome some of the problems plaguing our Country. I really feel good about some of the things he has said, one of which was; I will return control of educating our children to the state and local level.

 

Helping the education process in Fayette is why I ran for office, so his statements, in that regard, really got my attention. Many signs are appearing that we have the right leadership to make Fayette County Schools (FCS) a leading educational system, which others will want to emulate. We are seeing many new successful programs, including sports, attesting to this.  And two weeks ago was the startup of ARISE2Read. I believe we will have all of our students reading at grade level real soon.

 

Last month, we did remove from the Grass Ordinance, the part which placed responsibility on the County to police, repair/demolish, blighted properties. The County was to pay for same, with hopes it could recover the costs from the property owner. This was too far reaching for our County to be involved, so we removed it.

 

Having lost our hospital, in Somerville, we have been working on various ways to meet the emergency medical needs of our citizens. We have now contracted for "air ambulance service" for all of Fayette County. You cannot call it, but our emergency response personnel will initiate the call when they deem it needed.

 

There is grumbling for the Electoral College to be replaced by the popular vote. Do not worry, as it is not going to happen. It would take a Constitutional Amendment and thirty eight states would have to ratify it, plus other changes including Congressional action. Our Founding Fathers set it up right and it is not about to be changed.

 

Our Hickory Withe Community Association meets Thursday, December 1, 6:30 PM, at Hickory Withe First Baptist Church, on Hwy 196, one half mile north of US64. Join us for a good time with your neighbors and friends in this community.

 

Then on, Thursday, December 8, at 6:30 PM, our West Fayette Republican Club, meets at 2735 Highway 64, Suite 101 in the Deer Creek Crossing Center.  Come and see what we are doing.

 

Since I will not likely talk with you before the holidays, I want to wish each and every one of you a wonderful thankful, Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas, with a brand new, New Year Day and year to follow.

 

It is a pleasure to serve you good people of Fayette County. If you need me email or call me 496-0247.

 

Kindest regards,

 

Homer Bunker