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Bath County News-Outlook Your Hometown Newspaper September 9, 2009 7 mm Coaches make a dif- ference in the lives of students everyday. Aca- demic coaches, athletic coaches, peer coaches, professional coaches and many other forms of coaches. Just who is a coach? A coach is some- one who teaches you things, believes in you, gives you constructive criticism to help you learn from your mistakes and a coach is your friend. All of us have had coaches in our lives. Every one of us needs a coach. We need someone to be our cheerleader. This is just what the "Job Coach" does for the students en- rolled in the Community Based Work Transition Program (CBWTP). For the past 25 years Bath County High School has been a part of this pro- gram. The Job Coach takes students enrolled in the program to area businesses for job shad- owing/training through- out their last two years of high school. Students can work a few days in businesses each week to get on the job training that could be beneficial to the student and their employer. Students would already have their training, provided a job becomes available in your business, after their graduation. You would be hiring someone that already knows the ropes of how your business runs. Not only is this great for students, but is a great partnership with businesses in the com- munity. Jodie Ratliff, Job Coach says " There are some tax advantag- es for businesses who join Bath County High School as a partner with the CBWTP." According to Jodie, the CBWTP is an educational program of your high school pro- vided within the com- munity instead of the classroom. The purpose of the CBWTP is to as- sist special needs and/or students with a disabil- ity in moving smoothly from school to the work setting by providing real work experiences prior to the students exiting the school system. The goals for this program is to have the student work for 2 years prior to grad- uation. The students will then figure out if this job is what they are interested in or not and will learn how to meet the expectations of their employer and those that they work with. It gives them responsibilities, experience and goals to look forward to. Coaches come and coaches go. Students come and students go. What is important is the time that they sail across each others paths. Lives have been touched and lives have been changed. Isn't that what life is really all about - touching and changing lives? If you or your business would like to be a part of touch- ing a changing the life of one of our students, and would like more information on the tax credit for your business, please contact Jodie Ratliff (Job Coach) or Stephanie Little (Spe- cial Education Director) at the Bath Co. School System. Are weeds and brush stealing your pasture profits? Interested in turning these money robbers into valuable resources? Stay tuned and learn how. What do leafy spurge, yucca, cedar trees, and musk thistle have in common? Yes - they all are plants we often consider to be undesir- able in our pastures. A couple are even called noxious weeds. And they all are difficult and expensive to spray and kill. But they also might be your most valuable, untapped resource. How? Well, weed, and all sorts Many could add five leafy spurge, yucca, ce- of other plants cattle to ten goats. If these dar trees, musk thistle, rarely eat. Eastern goats eat your weeds, and many other weeds pastures have their you save money on her- and brush are the pre- own problems with ce- bicides. Fewer weeds ferred feed of goats, dars, thistles, buck- means more grass for Now don't go turning brush, and other weeds,your cattle. And goat off your radio. I know Spraying, digging, or kids sell for fifty to one many of you would bulldozing often are hundred bucks apiece never 'lower' yourself too expensive. But we during the November to grazing goats. But need to do something through March holiday maybe it's time we re- to save our pastures, season. Save money, evaluate our bias and and goats eat these extra grass, and more figure out how to best weeds. Set aside your income. Are you still use our grazinglands, pride and think about too proud to even con- Earlier droughts out this for a second. Mostsider using goats on west have weakened grazing operations your land? (SOURCE: grasses in many areas have enough weeds to Bruce Anderson, Ex- and led to an explo- add one goat for every tension Forage Spe- sion in yucca, western cow and not need to cialist, University of ragweed, broom snake- reduce cow numbers. Nebraska). STOP LEG CRAMPS BEFORE THEY STOP YOU. Catcet is designed to help stop low calcium leg cramps. Just ask your pharmacist. 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