Author: Eric Meadows

Coal miner’s children on way to get groceries.

Sept 1938 – “Coal miner’s children on way to get groceries. All these wires are alive, carrying from 250 to 530 volts. People and children are often knocked down, sometimes killed. This is the main and only thoroughgare to company store and school, from their homes (in background). The “Patch,” Chaplin, West Virginia” : Marion Post Wolcott photographer ~ US Farm Security Admin. #minerslife #minerskids #Appalachia

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Appalachian Artist Shopping

Coming soon, Voices of Appalachia will be hosting an Appalachian Artist Shopping site like no other for artists, crafters, photographers, and musicians that are creating in our vibrant region. Vendors will have their own site where they can maintain and sale as many items as they wish with no individual product listing fees. We also plan to have two sales options: one will be a traditional “Etsy” style site where you would be notified of orders and you handle and ship the order yourself. The other will take on more of an “Amazon” type style where we store your products in our lockable...

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In Eastern Kentucky, USDA Launches Relending Program to Reduce Rural Poverty Nationwide

(from USDA Office of Communications) Long-Term, Low-Interest Financing Made Available to Community Development Organizations, Guaranteed by Private Lenders and Supplemented by Private Foundation Grants BEREA, Ky., Oct. 6, 2016 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today unveiled an innovative partnership with community development organizations from across the country, providing $401 million of Community Facilities program funds to recipients with a track record of successful programs to help reduce poverty in some of the nation’s poorest and most isolated rural communities. Twenty-six community development organizations have been approved to draw upon the funding to provide long-term, low-interest financing to be “re-lent” to...

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The People’s Budget

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 06

Arthurdale Community Yard Sale

May 6 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon 08

Community Meeting

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon 08

Community Meeting

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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