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News Outlook Your Hometown Newspaper Editorial March 22, 2012 -7 Heaven Is A Lot Like By Chades Mattox ALON THE "I first became acquaint- ed with Tecumseh at the age of twelve years, and be- ing the same age myself; we became inseparable corn- #anions - Tecumseh Was always remarkable from his boyhood up for the dignity & rectitude of his deportment. Tllere was a certain some- thing in his countenance and manner that always commanded respect & at same time made those about him love him." Stephen Ruddle, a cap- rive white prisoner from Ruddle's Station which was destroyed in June 1780; on his assessment of his closest Shawnee friend, Tecumseh. This account of Tecumseh is from Stephen Ruddle, pro- cured by Maj. IL Graham - Ruddle lived at the time, in Missouri - a man of great veracity, Benjamin Drake; From the Draper Manu- scripts Volume 2 YY. Spring 1785 near the present-day site of Maysville Kentucky, along the Ohio River. The two young Shawnee warriors were the best of friends and their friend- ship had been one forged in the time of war. It had been a friendship unlike most for the Shaw- nee youth that grew into young adulthood north of the Ohio River. The two youths were members of the Hispoo- koo sept of the Shawnee Tribe. One was called Sinnan- tha or simply Big Fish. The other was called Te- cumseh, or Blazing Pan- ther Leaping Across the Sky-or a similar variation as he was named after a comet, which streaked across the sky on the night of his birth in 1768. Tecumseh had been born into the Shawnee Tribe while his closest companion Sinnantha, had been adopted into the tribe in 1780 following the great Native American and Brit- ish invasion of Kentucky and the destruction of Capt. Isaac Ruddle's Sta- tion. S'lnnanth'a had been born Stephen Ruddle and was adopted into a Shaw- nee clan family very close to the family of Tecumseh. Sinnantha adapted to Shawnee life completely and soon his knowledge and remembrance of-the English language was just a memory, as was his former white family mem- bers. The two youths were children of war and their home village of Chillicothe had been destroyed on four separate occasions before they had embarked on this, one of their first raiding actions against the Kentuckians. They were both very young teenagers but Shawnee warriors trained at an early age and were sent into battle soon after. The dozen or so white men had stopped their boats and were preparing a meal on the Kentucky side of the Ohio River when the attack began. Within only a few min- utes the attack was over and all but one of the white men had been killed and scalped. Tecumseh had started them all with his athleti- cism and hand-to-hand skills with his war club, knife and tomahawk. He had slain three white men individually and as- sisted his fellow warriors who struggled with two others. The s'm le white prison- er was tied to a tree along the river, kindling piled beneath him and he was burned to death. The older warriors shouted insults at the pris- oner as he burned and would have caused seri- ous problems had he not bested them all in the en- gagement. Though the Shawnee warriors continued to prac- tice the torturous methods of burning prisoners well into the next several de- cades, there has been little or no evidence to support that Tecumseh ever par- ticipated in this act. Stephen Ruddle praised him for his civility even during times of otherwise great violence between Native American forces and Kentuckians. I continue my research into these two young Shawnee warriors who helped decimate a group of Kentucky traders near brought about many con- frontations between them- selves and the Kentuck- ians. Tecumseh would often raid into northeastern Kentucky and was fond of stealing horses from the forts of Michael Cas- sidy and George Stockton in present-day Fleming County. Sinnantha would go on to be reunited with his father in 1795 and would eventually return to Ken- tucky and the neighbor- hoods of Bourbon and Harrison County where he grew up. The complexity of the relationship between Ste- phen Ruddle and the great warrior Tecumseh is one tormented him further in Maysville in 1785. every way imaginable, but Tecumseh and Sinnantha held back-silently, until they were berated by their fellow warriors. Thus began the time in Tecumseh's life when he elevated himself from skilled warrior to skilled statesman. His hatred for the entire white race was great, but he reminded them that the torture of prisoners was the act of a coward and his words struck deeply to those around him and we will examine further if Both would continue the Good Lord is willing, to fight for the freedom in future columns, Dear of their people and this Reader Allow a Child to Change Your Life To be a part of our team, Contact us Spring training begins soon www.k yassetskentucky.com Help Wanted g recent tournament Colonial Personal Care Home in Owingsville is currentlyaccepting applications for Personal Care Giver. Care giver will be responsible for supervi- sion of residents, housekeeping and dietary ser- vices. This position is part-time and second shift. Apply in person at Colonial Personal Care Home between the hours of 8 a. m. and 1 p. m. No phone calls please. Submitted by Kelly Wilson Bath County recently hosted the District Tournament. If basketball wasn't what you really wanted to see you had several other opportunities to watch our talented MudenL We had an academic showcase from each of our schools and from Menifee County Schools. Our amazing band made a wonderful showing complete with a reunion of brothers. Jacob Barker (Bath County Alumnae) and Samuel Barker played well together The Bath County Co- operative Extension Ser- vice and the University of Kentucky will hold a spe- cial program entitled: The MarketReady Produc- ers Sales Training, March 27th & 28th at the Bath County Agricultural Edu- cation and Marketing Cen- ter from 345 P.M. both eve- nings. Who should attend? Producers and processors interested in improving or expanding food businesses by selling to restaurants or food service institutions. MarketReady Training is useful to producers who are considering or devel- op'rag a new food business, and can certainly be help- ful to those who are cur- rently selling products to a few local retailers or res- taurants. Although mainly for food businesses, those considering crafts may al- so gain marketing tips and strategies. The Market- Ready program will pro- vide you with a profession- al marketing education to improve sales relation- ships with restaurants and food service institutions. This national program, developed by the Univer- sity of Kentucky Cooper- ative Extension Service, will provide you with the tools for business success. Please join us! Registration cost is 825, which includes class materials and dinner. Space is limited. To regis- ter call 859-257-7272 exten- sion 223. STERLING IJkNES The Bath County Exten- sion Service has two Pesti- cide Card Trainings sched- uled for April. Both will be held on Monday, April 2nd. One will begin at 10:00 AM and the other will be held at 6:00 PM. Both will be held in the Bath County Extension Office Meeting Room. This is the training that provides you with the card that is required at the farm stores to buy restrict- ed-use pesticides for per- sonal use. N Bath County News-Outlook (USPS 045260) is published every Thursday by M.C. Investments d/b/a/Bath County News-Outlook, 81-A Water St., Owingsville, KY 40360 Periodicals Postage Rates are paid at Owingsville, KY 40360 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Bath County News-Outlook, PO Box 577, Owingsville, KY 40360 Members of the Kentucky Press Association The International Society of WeeklyNewspaper Editors all [~I~L'RIHPTION RATES: $25.M kr ytmr il Bs~ Culty, $34Ln4elsewSere h, Kentucky and $35.00 me dstste. S~bso-iptiom ~9tde sslm tan wkeee sFqp6ml#_ An ml~xiptiom payable im tdva~. 930 Carmago Road, Mt. Sterling Ph (859) 497-2518 ' SHOWI"IMES FORMARCH 23- ~, 2012 Submitted by Kelly Wilson Also, several students were able to show off their vocal skills before each game including Kassy Hamilton, BCHS and Acappella Lights, Crossroads Elementary. This Bath County Middle School Sixth grader, Kyla Copher received cheers from all direction as she finished a moving rendition of the National Anthem. Kyla is the daughter of Christopher and Carmen Copher. The Hunger Games 1:55, 6:25, 9:30 PG-13 Project X 10:00 R PG-13 The Hunger Games " 21 Jump Street 1:15, 4:25, 7:30 1:25, 4:35, 7:25, 9:55 The Hunger Games PG-13 Silent House R 1:50, 6:00, 9:05 1:40, 4:30, 7:10 John Carter 3D PG-13The Lorax 2D eo 4:05, 9:40 1:05, 4:15, 7:t5, 9:55 PG-13 PG The Lorax 3D John Carter 3D i I; U~lr~[,I,] A Caribbean Cruise Submitted by Chester Greene Western Brown School District, Mt. Orab, Ohio, .............. . has returned from a 7-day-night cruise of the Western Caribbean area. He visited Key CALL FORA FREE QUOTE 1-8T/~IS-W8 West, Florida, Falmouth, Jamaica, Georgetown, Cayman Island, Cozumel, Mexico, and Tampa, Florida. The weather was great with a high of 89 degrees and a low of 50-60 degrees at nighttime. There were approximately 1250 passengers plus 600 crew members. The ship was large enough to serve everybody without waiting in long lines and small enough to have a family atmosphere. The service was great plus excellent care and food ready 24 hours a day on the Lido or.llth deck plus 4-5quality restaurants. If you have never cruised,,it would be a great adventure for you. Polly and I have made 12 cruises. If you have not cruised, you have missed a great adventure. You unpack your luggage and the person in charge of your room takes over until you are ready to depart 7 days later. Regular meals were served 3 times a day by waiters in the main dining room seating approximately 500. WE ENCOURAGE LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Bath County News-Outlook welcomes letters to the editor. Letters must be signed and include a daytime phone number for confirmation. Unconfirmed letters and unsigned letters will not be published. Phone numbers are not published. We reserve the right to deny publication of letters and to edit letters for content. The deadline for letters to the editor is 5 p.m. Friday. Send letters to: Editor, Bath County News-Outlook P.O. Box 577 Owingsville, KY 40360 Letters may also be e-mailed to: melissa@kynewsgroup.com However, if e-mail is used, the sender should call 606-674-9994 to confirm that the letter was received. HOW TO REACH US Mailing address: EO. Box 577, Owingsville, KY 40360 Phone: 606-674-9994 * Fax: 606-674-9994 Email for news and advertising: brad@kynewsgroup.com M0n..Fri. 7:30anP5pm; Sat, 8anP11am CI0sedSun, DEADLINES: Editorial copy deadline is 5 p m Friday. 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