Letters From Leton: Fix and Go

Over the years, I have often used regular Appalachian words or phrases that, shall I say, surprise some folks. I can recall using the word “diddle” (Appalachian for “a small chick”) at a Bankers Meeting in Richmond. As I saw the blank stares, I explained the word to a group who, beyond not knowing what… Read more »



COVID-19 Unemployment Scams and How To Avoid Them

Due to complications arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, over 26 million Americans have recently filed for unemployment benefits (including a record 22 million Americans in the 4 weeks leading up to April 11), and even more are expected to file in the coming weeks. The record-smashing number of filings have slowed down filing websites and… Read more »



COVID-19 Medical Scams and Red Flags to Avoid

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has released an advisory regarding a recent rise in medical scams related to COVID-19. The fraudulent activity centers around fake medical products and services, non-delivery scams, and price gouging of medical items.  Fraudulent Medical Products Examples of fraudulent medical products and services related to COVID-19 may include false claims… Read more »











Rosie the Riveter

Letters From Leton: Rosie the Riveter!

As many (if not most) of you know, I love history–Learning from those who faced challenges and interacted with friends (and former enemies) and learning why they did what they did. One aspect of being a lover of history is iconic pictures (pictures, after all, are worth 1,000 words) and paintings from those times. A picture that… Read more »





Coronavirus Economic Aid Resources

Congress’s passage of the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act) stimulus package on Friday, March 27 is a hopeful sign that our nation will take the necessary steps to mitigate the suffering of the Coronavirus pandemic and set the course for lasting recovery. The $2 trillion emergency stimulus package provides crucial relief… Read more »