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14 -November 08, 2012 Your Hometown Newspaper News Outlook EXTENSION NEWS COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY" College of Agriculture Gary Hamilton " Cooperative Extention Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources Martha Perkins Cooperative Extention Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences Health and safety issues for Kentucky's aging farmers Because farmers are ex- posed to multiple hazards throughout extended ca- reers, physical problems can start early. To main- tain health, Kentucky farm workers, whose average age is 57, higher than the average worker, must pay attention, particularly as they age, to issues caused by their way of life. Risk of suicide. Farmers have the highest suicide rates of any occupation. Farmers are exposed to multifaceted stress and pressure. In addition to hard physical labor and long days throughout the year, a farmer must be able to endure the vagaries of nature and livestock, ad- verse weather conditions, market fluctuations, gov- ernment policy changes, and family pressures. This unique, emotional pressure can be difficult to manage, and in some cases, it can lead to suicide. Falls. Falls are one of the leading causes of death. It is important to note that most falls occur from the same level--"trips and slips" are the main danger. Being pushed by a cow, slipphlg in muff, failing on i6=-'mundane' ,. accidents that occur on the ground can cause injury, especially for an older person. Hearing loss. Farm work routinely exposes farmers to damaging noises. For example, the ear which is turned to the front of the tractor, where the ex- haust is loudest, will have greater hearing loss. Farm youth have more hearing loss than non-farm youth, which, because hearing loss is cumulative, is a haz- ard. As farmers age, they may not be able to hear important noises such as approaching machin- ery, verbal warnings, or people approaching them, increasing the danger to them and people around them. Melanoma. Farmers often remove clothing to stay cool, so more skin is exposed to damaging sun. They don't often use sunscreen and may not practice regular skin self- exams. Of special note are the tips of the ears. Many farmers wear base- ball caps, which increase the sun exposure of the ears and back of the neck. Working without a shirt or in sleeveless tops also increases the risk of sun damage. Cataracts, Repeated sun exposure from farming accelerates the risk of de- veloping cataracts. Statis- tically, farmers are more likely to develop cataracts ata younger age and, oth- er than professional fisher- man, they have the highest rate of cataracts, largely because they do not wear protective sunglasses. Preventative care. Farm- ers often ignore their own health and safety, adopt- ing a fatalistic view that "it won't happen to me." They routinely skip vaccines such as tetanus infrequent- ly visit doctors. Compounding the physi- cal issues is the fact that farming culture is unique, and therefore the way that doctors and nurses interact with and relate to farmers is important. Re- searchers are beginning to develop new guidelines to better screen and under- stand farmers, who have a strong cultural and emo- tional commitment to the farm that clinicians may not understand. Sometimes, adjusting the screening questions can help doctors gauge a patienfs risk for an illness. For instance, over half of all farmers are bi-vocation- al. But often, only the non- farming job is reported to clinicians, which limits their ability to screen for certain farm-related ill- nesses and injuries. Farmers often define health as the ability to work. In a lifelong profes- sion that expects, reveres and upholds such com- mitment, careful health screenings and care are necessary to keep farmers working during their ad- vanced years. For more information, contact the Bath County Cooperative Extension Service. Source: Deborah Reed, UK College of Nurs- ing. KeepingFood Safe during Power Outages Seeing the thousands of people on the East Coast dealing with power outag- es and flooding in recent days is a reminder of some of the precautions we need to consider as we get clos- er to winter and possible bad weather in our area. Keeping food at safe stor- age temperatures, during a power outage is crucial to avoid foodborne illness during weaner emergen- cies. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends these food safety steps you should take to larepe for severe weaer. An appli- ance thermometer in the refrigerator and freezer can help to determine if f60d is safe during power The Paisley Posey Flowers & Gifts for. 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Get customized t-shirts, sweats, boodles, polos and more for your event, team, business, church, school, or community group. outages. The refrigerator temperature should be 40 degrees Fahrenheit or low- er and the freezer should be 0 degrees Fahrenheit or lower. Pack food tightly together in the freezer. This helps the food stay cold longer. Freezing left- overs, milk, fresh meat and poultry that you may not need immediately can help keep them at a safe temperature longer. Keep coolers on hand to store refrigerated food in case the power goes out for more than four hours. Buy or make ice and store in the freezer for use in the refrigerator or in a cooler. Freeze gel packs ahead of time for use in coolers. If the power goes out, keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible. A refrig- erator will keep food cold for about four hours if you keep the door closed and a full freezer will keep its temperature for about 48 hours. A half-full freezer will keep its temperature for 24 hours. When the power comes back on after a weather emergency, check the temperature in the refrig- erator and freezer. If it's 40 degrees Fahrenheit or lower, the food is safe. If you don't have a thermom- eter in the freezer, check each package of food. If the food still contains ice crystals or is below 40 degrees Fahrenheit when checked with a food ther- mometer, it can be safely refrozen. Throw out any perish- able food, such as meat, poultry, fish, soft cheeses, milk, eggs, leftovers and deli items that have been kept in a refrigerator or freezer above 40 degrees Fahrenheit for two or more hours. Never taste food to de- termine if it's safe. When in doubt, throw it out. Educational programs of the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of race, color, age, sex, reli- gion, disability or national origin. Winter feeding areas for livestock As we move closer to cold weather, it is a good time to think about strate- gies for winter feeding of livestock, since it is a nec- essary part of nearly all operations. Choosing the right place for winter feed- hag can improve produc- tion and reduce threats to nearby water resources. A poorly chosen site for win- ter feeding can have nega- tive impacts on soil and water quality. A significant amount of pollution can occur if win- ter feeding is conducted around streams, water bodies or other environ- mentally sensitive areas such as flood plains and creek bottoms. Storm- water runoff from these areas can carry mud and manure into nearby wa- ter bodies, creating wa- ter quality problems. If these contaminants can be traced to a specific opera- tion, the owner could be subject to fines from regu- latory agencies. To reduce water pollu- tion and avoid fines, pro- ducers can follow a few simple steps. First, place winter feeding areas in well-drained locations. These areas should not allow runoff containing mud and manure to drain intoneighboring proper- ties, streams or sinkholes. The farther away a feed- ing area is from surface or ground water resources, the less likely water pollu- tion is to occur. Next, producers should consider using confined winter feeding that allows cattle to access a structure or paddock for feeding and then return to a larger for- age pasture. Smaller "sac- rifice" pastures reduce the area damaged from winter feeding and can be used as central hubs for multiple pastures as part of a rotational grazing system. By placing water and mineral supplements away from the structure, cattle will be enticed to eat in the structure and then move out and way. The volume of manure will be easier to manage because the animals will spread it throughout the fields. Finally, heavy-use area pads around winter feed- ing areas can greatly re- duce mud and rutting from tractor and hoof traf- tic. These pads are con- structed using geotextile fabric, crushed stone and densegrade aggregate. By making these consid- erations for winter feeding of livestock, producers can greatly reduce the poten- tial to contaminate water resources and can improve production. For more information, contact your Bath County Cooperative Extension Service. Eating and Preparing Healthy Meals Through 4-H At different times, during the past couple weeks, Mrs. Ra- mey's Bath Coun- ty High School Nutrition/Cu- linary Classes have been sup- plemented with 4-H Foods & Nu- trition Curricu- lum. Students were first intro= duced to My- Plate Guidelines for eating and living healthy. Then students improved their skills of measur- ing, understand- ing recipes, etc. by preparing their own healthy meals. Recipes included Fruit Kabobs, Taco Soup, Baked Po- tatoes, and Gra- nola Snacks. Livestock Sales Report Farmers Stockyards, Inc. Flemingsburg, KY 41041 Week Ended Date: November 3, 2012 Total Receipts for week: 899 Baby Calves $20.00 to $260.00 Steers $118.00 to 8168.00 Heifers $99.00 to $147.00, Slaughter Cows $60.00 to 878.00 Slaughter Bulls $81.00 to 899.00 Cows by head $675.00 to $1450.00 Cows and Calves (byhead) 8950.00 to $1575.00 Stock Bulls $925.00 to $1150.00 Stockers $160.00 to $410.00 We have regu- lar sales for all livestock every Saturday begin- ning at 12:30. We begin re- ceiving cattle on Friday for Satur- day's sales. Feed and water pens are available. For hauling ar- rangements to Wamers Stock- yards call 606- 845-2421 or 888-658-1288 or Elden Ginn at 606-782-2477. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY BATH CIRCUIT COURT DIVISION II ACTION NO. 11-CI-90149 TAX EASE LIEN INVESTMENTS 1, LLC PLAINTIFF VS: NOTICE OF COMMISSIONER'S SALE WILMA LEE STEGALL BUTLER, ET AL DEFENDANTS By virtue of a Judgment and Order of Sale entered in Bath Circuit Court on 2 August 2012, to raise the sum of $2,516.75, interest, fees, and the costs of sale, I will expose for sale to the highest and best bidder at the Courthouse door, in Owingsvine, Bath County, Kentucky, on Saturday, 10 November 2012, at the hour of 12:00 p.m., the foUowing described prop- erty: A certain piece or parcel of property located in Bath County, Kentucky and being more particularly described as follows, to-wit: BEGINNING at a set stone and running 149 feet northwardly; thence 309 feet Eastwardly to Mrs. W'flma Staton's line; thence 123 feet Southwardly to a set stone; thence 185 feet Westwardly to the beginning. Located at 48 Bait Shop Road; Map ID # 080-20-06-008.00. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY conveyed to Wilma Lee Stegall Butler, a married person, by Deed dated 2 July 1999 and of record in Deed Book 191, Page 66, of the Bath County Clerk's office. This property is sold subject to all real estate taxes, easements, and off-sales of record; and reference is hereby made to the office of the Bath County Clerk. The terms of the sale shall be ten (10%) per cent cash or check at the time of sale and the balance on credit of thirty (30) days with privilege of the successful bidder to pay in full at the time of sale: The successful bidder requesting credit must execute bond with approved surety bearing interest at the rate of twelve (12%) per annum from date of sale until paid, which bond shall have the full force and effect of a Judgment and should execution be issued thereon, no replevy shall be al- lowed. A lien shall exist and shall be retained by the Commissioner on the property sold as security for the purchase price. Hon. Earl Rogers HI Master Commissioner Bath Circuit Court Published in the Bath County News Outlook on 10.24, I 1.1, & 11.7