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Bath County News-0utlook Your Hometowra Newspaper March 17, 2011 11 COMMUNITY NEWS I* The"l" Lands Are Sinking By: Journey Verch us that it is okay to be man is an island", but cmmmon sense to contrib- American adults have become increasingly self- absorbed in the past two decades, and our nation's teenagers have followed suit, becoming even more elf-centered than previ- ous generations to the point where they no lon- ger contribute to society they way their parents and grandparents onc did. In addition, because of parental, older, peer, and media examples, American children have evolved into. whining, spoiled, indolent "little people". Americans of all ages have reached an apex of egotism mainly because our modern soci- ety consistently informs self-absorbed, especially if such behavior helps us get ahead or makes us "happy". Consequently, the way our nation and its people have spent money in the past few years is reflective of the way American society has turned self-indulgence into something that bor- ders on a constitutional right. But we should. not judge our country or our fellow Americans too harshly, after all, we did not invent selfishnessm we merely perfected it. Inthe 17th century, Eng- lish poet John Donne was so perturbed by the self- ishness he saw around him that he coined the now famous idiom; "No PreschooliHead Start Registration Preschool/Head Start county-wide registration for the 2010-11 school year will take place from 9:00 to 3:00 at the Gateway Head Start Building (Kendall Springs Road) on April 2, 2010. At registratior each child will be provided' with free hearing and developmental screenings. These screen- ings take approximately an hour to complete so parents should make sure that their children have been fed and have rested properly prior to registration. Please bring the follow- ing pieces of information to registration: 1.your child's Social Secu- rity card 2.your child's official birth certificate 3.your child's immuniza- tion record :4,proof of income 0N,2s ar last year's tax forms pre- ferred). &physical 6.eye examination by an optometrist or ophthalmol- ogist If the above pieces of information are not avail- able on registration day, they MUST be provided before the child can enter Preschool/Head Start. For more information, please call Stephanie Little or Ni- cole .Martin at 674-6314 or Rita Manley or Sharon Grider at 674-2766. i i i Football pregram holds annUal spring game The Bath County High School football program re- cently conducted its annual Red/White game as part of this years spring praotice session. The highly-corn, petitive spring high school football game ended in an 8,8 tie. A breakdown of the  award-winners for the Red/ White game follows. Line- man Award: Adam Hughes; Defensive Player'. Hayden Swartz; ll0-Percent Award: Dalton At;mit- age; .Offensive Award: iTra- vis Waiters, Jared Rich- ards and Griffin Bradley; MVP: Michael Wells. Bath County concluded the 2009 season 2-9. After opening the campaign 0-7, Bath County experienced a solid turnaround late inthe reg- ular-season. The Wildcats claimed impressive victo- ries over familiar foes East Carter and Morgan County during the final month of the regular-season. Follow-" ing a loss at home to long- time rival Heming County in a regular-season finale, Bath County fell to Middles- boro in the opening round of the Class 2A State Play- offs. Middlesboro defeated the Wfldca 49.-14 in the postseason matchup. Sev. era] young players Showed promise for Bath County throughout the 2009 sea- son, stepping up nd con- tributing right away. The Wildts compete in Class 2A, District 7 along with pe rennia] state title contender Prestonsburg, Shelby Val- ley and Morgan County: Bath County has not finalized and  schedule for the 2010 sea- son. # what many people aren't familiar with is the rest of what Donne said, ".. every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main .... Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind and there- fore never send to know for 'whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee." Donne (like Gandhi.', Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King Jr., and many other great leaders and think-" ers) realized that what happens in an individu- al's life affects ALL life on this earth. Indeed, when America's economy began to collapse, so did economies all over the world What happened - in America is that we be-': came so blihdsided by our individualwants and needs that we marooned ourselves on our own lit- tle "I" lands. Worse yet, we were so busy build- ing these little "i" lands that we no longer had the time, energy, money, or ulte to society in the way we should have. While it; ishighly unlikely that D)onne could have predict- ed just how much modern people would become self- albsorbed, the author's w,ords seem strangely rel- ewant to the type of men- tlity that has @erme- alted America's psyche in recent years. One of the fist lessons kindergarten teachers try to instill in their young pupils is that their behavior has conse- quences, and fortunately (and not a moment too soon) the failed economy is the teacher who helped Americans relearn this timeless lesson. The positive aspect to all these years of personal and national egotism is that countless Americans are starting to turn their attention away from themselves and back to humanity. A little more than a year ago the econ- omy forced Americans to stop spending like there was no tomorrow, and the people of this nation were suddenly made aware ture. of how much debt they Thanks to the failed had, how much they had economy many of the spent, and collectively 'T' lands built by self- how much of their finan- ish Americans are now cial, mental, spiritual, sinking, and millions oi and emotional resources former 'T' land dwellers had been squandered at are rowing their boats malls, Star Bucks, The ashore to rejoin the con- Gap, and a litany of other tinent they so foolishly "dream" endeavors (such abandoned in the hopes as houses, vacations, and of buying their "dreams" cars) that had become and "happiness" at a cost the unsound bedrock of they could neither corn- American's economic cul- prehend nor afford. Thank You From The Little Family[ i The Charles and Juanita Little Family wish to epress their great appreciation for the many acts of lndness and love. 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