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Fo ru-m The Bath County News-Outlook, Owlngsville, KY 40360 Week of February 2 i -Feb 28i ..... The Bath County Member of: /National Newspaper Association  entucky Press Association Kentucky Weekly Newspaper Association  International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors News-Outlook Ken E. Metz, Publisher &amp; Managing Editor Margaret C. Metz, AssoclatePubllsher, AdvertfslngManaget Sunny Kramer, WriterPhotographer Lana Lawson, sales Representative Tonja May, Assistant Ray Ellis, OfficeComposition OffiCe Manager 1 Winner o,['518 major national and state awards for newspaper excellence A national 'cry' for character The famous American lawyer '::,i% and statesman, Henry Clay, once : said, "Of all the properties which : belong to honorable men, not one *: is so highly prized as that of char- acter." Unless you have been un- der a rock for the past 30 to 40 years, you know that a.s a nation, we have suffered greatly because of the lack of character on the part of far too many of our citizens. You can not think of any area in our society, including the economy, all levels of govern- ment, the church, the home and our most prized institutions of learning, and not find glaring ex- nore and more human beings are failing test. This has become so widespread and t has almost become a national crisis. As recognized this need, the United Of Education has provided over $25 dollars in Federal Character Education grants to programs to provide Character Education pro- in every state in the nation I might add considerable debate as to whether this money is spent in the right way. Many schools develop the at the elementary level when Dary Matera, a 3r the Miami News who has written ten subject, says it should be focused at the high He points to Columbine and other high s where tragedies have occurred as the basis for his the need is seen by students them- take matters into their own hands to do t. Such was the case at Mundelein High After a gross scene at an annual Homecoming I the crowning of the queen dissolved raucous cat fight, involving gallons of chocolate s of the junior class decided it was time something about the lack of character by other m the school. And do something about it, they e a far reaching story about a return to people wanting to exhibit traits of In my case, I don't to look far to find a wonderful example of where a .Y of people are involved in developing char- of thei r young people. One of the best our state is the progressive, fast growing, city of Monticello, Arkansas, located in the Southeast part of the state. I went to college there a couple of years, back in the mid-fifties, so I will have to give you a disclaimer on the front end. But I can tell you this for sure, these people have it together. Several years ago when the combined schools of Monticello and Drew Central decided to imple- ment a character education program, they decided to involve the whole community. It began with a first year kick-off at the town .square with bands, students, parents, school officials, business people and a liaison from the governor's office in attendance. Later, every school cam- pus did activities. For the first three years, they instituted a "Word Of The Week" and the local newspaper provided space for people in the county to write an article about this word. The radio station taped spots, local businesses placed the word on their marquees and churches put it in their bulletins. Here are just a few of the words which will give you the idea, Responsibility, Cooperation, Polite- ness, Kindness, Generosity and Joy. Two years ago, they decided they wanted Character Education to become the culture of their schools and the community rather than just an event each week. Assistant Superintendent Barbara Brown spearheaded this effort and with the help of an advisory board, they chose nine Character Education Guiding Principles that school personnel, parents, busi- ness people and community leaders agreed to live by. Character is caring. (Jim Davidson is a motivational speaker and syndicated columnist. You may contact him at 2 Bentley Drive, Conway, AR 72034.) (Jim Davidson is a motivational speaker and syndicated columnist. You may contact him at 2 Bentley Drive, Conway, AR 72032.) eeeee Jim Davidson is a syndicated columnist who resides in Conway, Arkansas, who ha.: served as a motivational consultant with the Chicago-based Nightengale-Conant Corporation: He founded Con- tinuing Education Services, Inc., and has since developed a number of personal development products, including cassette series, "America . A Brief Glimpse Of AII 50 States" and "Staying Up in a Negative World. "He is also the author of two books, titled "How To Plan Your Life" and "You Can Be the Best', now in its third printing Davidson has spoke m over 1,600 audiences in 15 states. His engagements have covered almost every area of society and has worked with administrators, teachers, and students in our nation's public schools. His personal philosophy of life centers aroand com- mon sense, hard work, and treating other people with dignity and respect, qualities that he.feels are so important to the future of our great natron. You can contact him at 2 Bentley Drive, Conway, AR 72032. 23, 1888: Several church members at Bethel, "tripped the fantastic"; David Wilson Bank, in Flemingsburg, closes its doors 1887 Daugherty sold over 800 from one cent to Judy has moved into his resi- at Bethel recently, bought of ark. Atchinson, of Wyoming, ferry line across I from the line post senously injured. 1888 grand jury for circuit court J. W. Barnes, foreman; oodpaster; j. p. Fenwyck; ; Hugh Clark; P. oore; A. G. Robertson; J. T. nson; D. D. Hart; James Will- B. M. Goodpaster; James H. Power; Hugh Lowery; Gudge 'eral-good members of the at Bethel, "tripped the light :ic" at the dance last week. 26, 1891 of John Conyers and daughter of Martin ay last, by Elde,, news of the killing of Edward , on the streets of Dallas, s, by Clark Cash, was received reversal sorrow. 1894 3oodpaster, aged old, died Tuesday at his on Salt Well. following is a list of the grand J. T. Atchison; Silas Corbin; Clark; j. W. Barnes; John illiams; S. N. Cassity; Ratliff; L. D. Harris; Lee J. T. Lanthram; and James K. 15, to Mr. and Mrs. Hedrick, of Oakla, a son. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Rice, of e Hill, a son. 1895 Stewart, of Flat Creek, has the "Shirley" farm and will near town. are glad to see John Boaz in , after a long siege of measles. the cold spell there were wells frozen over and the ice thick it could not be broken bucket. Aitkin, Garr and Robertson, s. Alfred for removal of tu- mors in the liver. February 27, 1896 John T. Lathram is down with a severe case of pneumonia, at his home on Naylor's Branch. The closing of the doors of the David Wilson Bank, in Flemingsburg, was a surprise to our people, as they thought it was one of the solid institu- tions. February 27, 1896 Born February 22, to Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Carmichael, a daughter. Mrs. James Stone has gone to Cin- cinnati for treatment. She was accom- panied by her husband. Miss Jessie Cassity, of this county, and W. C. Satterfield, will be married on March I I. Horace Lane has gone to Harris- burg, Virginia, to work for the Wrought Iron Range Company. Aram Jones has presented this of- fice with an aged book, The Life of Martbz Van Buren, which has been in his family many years. February 18, 1897 Cynthia Darnell and J. L. Vice eloped from Sherburne, and were married by Rev. Chandler in Bethel. Taking Salt Lick as the center, and drawing a circle four miles in diam- eter, we have within that radius 15 widows. February 25, 1897 According to rule, a drought is pre- saged by the extraordinary rainfall in the first quarter of the year. In 1884 there was a similar precipitation of water and a dryer fall and summer were never known. Some of the boys took the wildcat out of Reynolds to have some sport. None of the fighting dogs there could do a thing to Lynx Rufus. February 17, 1898 Elizabeth Denton, of Georgetown, visited her son, A. N. Denton, this week. The emblematic bronze wheel h arrived tbr the monument, for A. D. Aunt Kitty Coyle, of Naylor's Branch, is in good health, as usual, and is still able to sit by the fire and smoke her pipe. February 20, 1919 Leona Katherine, age five years, daughter of Robert Williams, died of spinal meningitis Tuesday, interment in the cemetery here. The appraisers have fixed the value 0fthe estate of Mary Flagler Bingham at $99,584,886.98, of which the state claims $4,537,418.98 as inheritance tax. February 27, 1919 Harvey Sexton and Elizabeth Conn were married in Mt. Sterling, on Wednesday Of last week. Nick McCarty, of Salt Lick, had his hip broken by the kick of a mule. Ben Arnold has received from his son, Joe, who is with the American Army in Germany, a German helmet.. February 16, 1922 Dock Coyle, who is sojourning in Colorado for his health, is here for a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. Coyle. The following wills were probated in county court Monday: Pillow Ficklin; Lafe Ginter; Nancy Ratliff; and J. H. Roberts. February 23, 1922 Dr. S. C. Alexander; Aaron Fan- ning; Wess Alfrey; Prof. Ryan; and Cole Stone, of Salt Lick, were here attending court. Died February 18, after a long ill- ness, Emmet Parks, aged 48 years, at his home in Salt Lick, burial at Barnes Burying Ground. 1937 Note: World is Preparing For Another War According to a survey made by the foreign policy association, the world expenditure on arms and armies in preparation for war, has more than doubled in the last two years, reach- ing a record height of$11,000,000,000 in 1936 alone. Thursday, February 27, 1941 LETI00EL200 [ to the editor ] Dear Editor: The Kentucky Division of Forest- ry would like to take this opportunity to thank the citizens of Kentucky for their assistance during the wildland fire emergency last fall. Over 2,000 firefighters were working to combat the worst fire season in a decade. Arson was by far the largest sin- gle cause of the fires. Historically, about half of out woodland fires are caused by arson. Last fall, nearly all of the fires from October 31 through the month of November were set by arsonists. We want to thank the many con- cerned citizens who reported more than 30 arson tips to the Division of Forestry, U.S. Forest Service. Ken- tucky State Police, and local offi- cials. From those tips, there were 12 arrests, and a number of juvenile actions pending. There are several more cases still under investigation. It takes the people in our commu- nities to take a stand against arson- ists if we are ever going to stop these senseless fires. The increased num- ber of calls turning in those that threaten our lives and homes is en- couraging; however it will take ev- eryone watching for arsonists and the willingness to testify against the individuals to get the problem stopped. Citizens of Kentucky can help in many ways. Supporting your local fire departments is one way. Anoth- er is to report an arsonist by calling 1-800-27-ARSON. Thank you for your help. Without arson fires, we can have less danger to our lives and property, smoke free air to breath, and a beautiful spring. Sincerely, Leah W. MacSwords, Director Kentucky Division of Forestry Dear Editor, Are there enough Policemen? Apparently, there were in Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia. And there are today in Red China, Cas- tro's Cuba and in every other Com- munist/totalitarian country, because, in spite of the most inhuman oppres- sion of body and spirit and a bare subsistence economic existence, these regimes remain in power. But it takes informers on every block and an immense secret police apparatus backed by unlimited power to terror- ize, torture and incarcerate for any reason or for no reason. In the (formerly) Christian west, we, too, have had many occasions of the oppressive use of government power against its citizenry. In Eliza- bethan England it is recorded of sol- diers riding up to a church where a priest would be saying mass, throw- ing a rope over a nearby tree limb, dragging the priest out and giving him the choice of hanging or con- verting. Islam, called the Scourge of God, rampaged over the Christian world for 1000 years and converted vast areas to Mohammed with the simple message of "convert or die". In our own day we have had the recent examples of some eighty per- sons, mostly women and children, incinerated by government forces at Waco. And at Ruby Ridge FBI marksmen killed a young boy and a mother holding her baby in an effort to arrest a man accused of a minor fraction of law. One of our Founding Fathers said that government is force. George Washington said government, like fire, is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. In the US today, it was clear, even before 9-l l, that government internal security mea- sures were getting tighter and, as with the RICO law, impacting the innocent because of an agenda driv- en interpretation given by some judg- es. There are two ways to maintain order in society: by an increasing amount of force as government be- comes oppressive or by the "internal policeman" morally god persons ac- knowledge in their desire to live by the "natural Law" (the Ten Com- mandments). In our society, by the strategy of gradualism, led by dedi- cated members of the Anti-Christian Litigation Union, the First Amend- ment, which says, "Congress shall make no law respecting the estab- lishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof', has been reinterpreted to mean that religion will not be permitted in any public forum (except Secular Humanism which has twice been defined by the Supreme Court as a religion). God has been evicted from our schools, our dominant media, our legislatures and our courts (with a few notable exceptions). Buffs grave in the cemetery. It will be mounted on a massive stone base. There have been some lai'ge crops of winter tobacco raised (around the stoves) and from smoke of the burning tobacco beds, the usual acreage will be cultivated this summer. February 24, 1898 Who wants to go to Cuba to help ihe insurgents gain their freedom'? James Edgar Denton, son of Mr. I and Mrs. Edgar Denton, of Owings- ville, reported at Charleston, West  ,,'"'=<\