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News Outlook Your Hometown Newspaper PICKSHEIN NEWS April 04, 2013 - 7 by Eddia Mae ed in setting eggs, I can He was married to like family. Stewart furnish the incubator Mary Copher, and theyI have a lot of infor- and eggs. You can el- had two children, Paul mation about the Co- I would like to get my ther have the chickens Copher, who married pher family. Right now garden started soon. I on halves, or I will give Elizabeth Clark, and I would like to find a am getting ready to sow them so much for every Edna, who married picture of James Ar: lettuce, chicken hatched. Red Highly. In later thur Copher, who was I would like to get I would like to buy years, Mary lived with born in 1882 here in some white greasy grit an electric cook stove Red and Edna in Olym- Bath County. bean seeds and some cheap. If anybody haspia. I would go everyEddia Mae decided to old fashioned mountain one they want to get rid Wednesday and take share pictures this week bunch beans seeds from of, give me a call. Mary to her own old of the Omer Copher anyone who might haveMy dad worked for a home and fix her din-family and the Richard them. The last time Ilot of different people, ner. She enjoyed it to Copher family while had mountain bunch even if it was for just a no end. she continues to gather beans I got them formsack of flour. He broke One of our neighbors her pictures for the Hat- somebody in West Lib-mules and did other growing up was the ton family. erty. work for Mr. Omer Co-Richard Copher family. If anyone is interest- pher. We were close to them Children of Richard "Dick" Copher (taken in 1982): Bobby, Dolly, and Ray Copher Ray Copher, Richard "Dick" Copher, Bobby Copher, Nellie Copher, and Dolly Copher Elizabeth Clark Copher and Omer Copher withPaul Copher with Don, Mary Copher, Elizabeth Don Copher Copher, and Omer Copher Richard Copher's family: Andy Copher broth- er), John Copher (brother), Mary Cophe? Rob- erts (sister), Pearl Copher (mother), apd Ruth Copher Wells(sister). / 4. e man in By Cecil Lawson , , KyNewsGroup When Roscoe Cas- sidy was born on April 5, 1908, the world was a very different place. Travel was on foot, by horse and buggy, or by train. Most people who lived in the country had no electricity and no phones. News traveled by word of mouth and weekly newspaper. Theodore Roosevelt was ending his second term as President, and William Howard Taft was preparing to run against William Jen- Rings Bryan to vie for the Presidency. Preston had been set- tled a little over twenty years before as a rail- road depot, and much of the Blevins Valley area where Roscoe grew up was still wooded and un- developed. According to Roscoe's son Mike, his father grew up in a tent in his grandfather's yard in Blevins Valley, where his mother had a dresser with only three legs. Roscoe's father farmed, played the fiddle, and into the U. S. Army in using a tractor. 1942. He was trained as Mike said that Ros- combat cnginee and ,, oe.u sed to 10V , call adt]0n in North Af-:.. Square dances. Mike, an rica and Germany. accomplished dancer in One story he remem- his own right, remem- bers happened during bers growing up and his first week m Africa. having his family set The colonel of his unit aside the furniture in handed him an M-1 ri- the house so that friends fie and said that no one and family would come was to get near the post. over on Friday night and Roscoe was told he could dance until Sunday af- either say halt and then ternoon. shoot, or shoot and tell Mike was never sure them to halt. of how he did it, but Ros- One night a lone Arab coe had all sorts of con- on a mule approached nections with country the post. Roscoe called music performers and out "Halt," but the Arab politicians. He recalls did not reply, so he fired one day when Bluegrass a shot. The next morn- pickers Lester Flatt and ing, they found the mule Earl Scruggs Came by for dead. His fellow soldiers a visit. He also remem- got a kick out of it, but bers that Roscoe was the colonel put him back good friends with Gov. on duty, saying he did Bert Combs. The Cas- exactly as he was told. sidy boys were all good He remembers being at playing ball, and Ros- on a boat for 14 days on coe happened to be good the Atlantic Ocean be- friends with Govenor fore he landed in Africa, A.B. "Happy" Chandler. but he returned to the Roscoe also well spent United States from Par- a great many years is, France on an airplane whittling with the other in 24 hours. '%Vas a lot of men on the porch of the difference coming back," Blevins Grocery Store in he said. He said he also Preston. never had any desire to Now a resident of go back to Europe. Ridgeway Nursing Roscoe returned to Home and Rehabilita- ii!iiii!iiii made moonshine for the Bath County where he tion Center, Roscoe This year's milestone government on the Ken- became a farmer and retains a sharp mind birthday is made bitter- tucky River. His family raised a family of hisdespite problems with grew corn and tobaccoown after marrying his hearing and sight, sweet by the passing of his daughter Mona this and raised cattle. HeAnna Grace Parks. He Staff tells of his visits past Sunday after a long had three brothers, W. has four children - the to the VA Hospital in battle with cancer. His late Mona Cassidy, Mike G., Woodford (both now deceased), and Kenneth, who was born on the same day as Roscoe and will be 91 years old this Friday. Like many men of his time, Roscoe was drafted Cassidy, Delores Vice, and Jodi Cassidy. For many, many years, Roscoe farmed us- ing a mule. It was only in later years, before he retired, that he began Lexington, when he was family hopes that Friday asked how he kept his afternoon's public birth- health and longevity, day party at the Bath '2VIt. Sterling whiskey," County Agriculture Ed- he answered. Asked if ucation Center will be a he knew that would kill high point in his week. him, he would enquire Mike said that Roscoe back, '"When?" is already receiving a sBath 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, KY 40360 Members of the Kentucky Press Association The International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors 1011 SUBSCRIPTION RATES: F2$.N for year im Ba~ Cmmy, $3UedmC~re in l(~tad~ tad S3S,00 emt ofmt~ Sul~rll~l~m I~hl& uhJ lax wkem aEplkable. All ml~crLpfem payaMe ha advuce. 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 cal1606-674-9994 to confirm that the letter was received. HOW TO REACH US Mailing address: p.O. Box 577, Owingsville, KY 40360 Phone: 606-674-9994 Fax: 606-674-9994 Email for news and advertising: melissa~kynewsgroup.eom number of letters of con- who are late, Mike said. gratulations on his lon- "My time is just as im- gevity from the Gover- portant to me as yours nofs Office, Sen. Mitch is to you," Mike remem- McConnell, the Penta- bers him saying. gon, and even from Pres. Good words to live by. Barack Obama. For his hundredth Thanks to the Cassidy birthday, Mike said that family and Jan DeAr- Roscoe fussed to no end mond for all of their as- because Pres. Obama sistance in writing this sent his letter three article. months late. "He has no sympathy" for people DEADLINES: Editorial copy deadline is 5 p.m. Friday. Advertising copy wit/ proof deadline 5 p.m. Friday, advertising copy without proof, 10 a.m. Friday Classified advertising deadline 10 a.m. Tuesday. PItOTOS/ELECTRONIC ADVERTISING: Color, black and white and digita photos are.all accepted. Digital photos should be submitted in the jpg format an( can be emailed. Old photos will be accepted at any time. Please do not submi newspaper clippings or photocopies. Photos may be picked up after they an published in the newspaper. 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