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News Outlook Your Hometown Newspaper November 13, 2014 - 7 VETERANS DAY 2014 As we approach Veter- ans Day let's all respect our brave military: pres- ent, past and future. These are the warriors who defend every right that so many Americans take for granted without scant concern; these men and women of the armed services have protected this great nation since the beginning of the republic. God bless those who have served and are currently serving to protect the freedoms we hold so dear. What would America be without the one per cent of military personnel who have put their lives on the line so that we can wor- ship as we please, enjoy free speech, start busi- nesses, go to ball games, and wear scrap iron in our tongues while having pink hair; all basic rights have been won by the blood of the fallen. These thoughts of military service and tile devotion for past veter- ans led to a beautiful ex- perience for me over the weekend. On October 21th the oldest World War II vet- eran in the U.S. died in Owingsville, Ky. His name was Roscoe Cassidy a PFC during the war; he served with a combat engineer company from 1942 until 1945 in four major cam- paigns across Europe; he earned four Bronze Stars for his valor and devotion to his country. Men like him and his generation of selfless others are why we don't speak German or Japanese today. Those men who fought the brutal fascist thugs to defeat, in a world war which claimed more than 50 million peo- ple, were both honorable and humble. Long before President Kennedy, 20 years later, uttered his fa- mous words. "Do not ask what your country can do for you, rather, ask what you can doffor your colin- try," this man met the call of America. Mr. Cassidy didn't flinch when he was summoned to war: he sim- ply asked what he could do for his country and did it vithout question. He joined the U.S. Army at 38 years of age, an advanced age f6r a new recruit. I did not personally know him but as a combat veteran of Vietnam's 1st Cavalry Di- vision, I wanted to pay my respects to an American patriot on learning of his passing. It was related that Mr. Cassidy always said he didn't fear but ,was more afraid that he would have no one at his funeral; he mused that all the peo- ple he had known, over the last 100 years, were dead. He was wrong in his fear of not being remem- bered! He had a beautiful funeral fitting for any man of honor and courage. His funeral service was han- dled by three ministers, four community leaders, and attended by local citi- zens and scores of veter- ans from different wars. All military branches were represented as were mem- bers from the VFW and the American Legion. Many funny stories were told and from the tales told, one could tell that he was a gentleman, a joy, and a real character. There were whites and blacks, Demo- crats and Republicans, rich and poor, and young and old there for his send off. Everyone was there for the same reason: to say goodbye and thank him for being a good man. The mourners paid their last respects to a mem- ber of what Tom Brokaw referred to as the "Great- est Generation". The feel- ing in the room, during that celebration .of life, is what Americans should feel every day: together- ness, respect, and mutual support. The spirit of what made America the great nation that it is radiated with us on Saturday as we, honored a good man. Two U.S. Marines, in their best dress uniforms, stood at each. end of his coffin, dflringthe 3 hour service. A Color Guard. Of Army soldiers in dress blues served pall- bearers. The mayor of Ow- ingsville read a city proc- lamation, the Kentucky General Assembly sent a proclamation, Congress- man Andy Barr read an insert that will be entered into the Congressional Record, and the Patriot Guard, too numerous to count, each approached the gentleman's coffin to render slow reverent salutes. The ceremony would have moved any citizen to a feeling of great pride in seeing the honors bestowed on Mr. Cassidy. Tears were running as the salutes kept coming for more than thirty minutes. America's oldest veteran was then carried to his resting place by Amish men on a farm wagon; it was a fitting honor for the boy who grew up in rural Bath County and lived there his entire rife. The sounds of the wagon, . on the uneven pavement, made sounds, surely fa- miriar to him as a boy. The noises made by of the clanking wheels seemed appropriate for a man born when Teddy Roos- evelt was president. The entire funeral procession of veterans, community leaders, local citizens, and active military members followed slowly behind his cortege for the brisk walk to his burial ground. At the gravesite, the Army Color Guard laid him to rest with much. 1 care, soft manner, and pre- cise dignity as a bagpiper played a beautiful hymn in the distance. The 21 gun salute pierced the pris- fine day with a sharp jolt as the bugler played Taps for another American sol- dier. The flag was folded and softly presented to the family; as they sat there in silence, Mike, his son, gen- tly stroked the flag of the greatest nation on earth. Mr. Cassidy had been re- membered by a grateful nation just as all veterans should be remembered and honored. U.S. military members serve, and some die, for the same Ameri- can freedoms for which he served. Veterans proudly served to protect citizens who are kept secure so they may enjoy the sacred blessings of freedom. Mili- tary members have always sacrificed so that others would not have to bear the horrors of battle which Mr. Cassidy witnessed. We'll always remember Mr. Cassidy as our old- est veteran but he was no different than other veter- ans, he just rived longer than most. He loved his country like all veterans love their country. Please remember all our veter- ans on November llth I1 I would like to thank all of the people who supported me in my recent campaign. It was an hOnor to serve as Bath County Judge/Executive for the last four years. I sincerely wish the best for Bath County and the new administration. Lowell B. Jamison you owe them much! God Bless America and the re- maining veterans of the "Greatest Generation". Goodbye Mr. Cassidy, you were a good man and you were remembered, Sir! Robert Adams Commander 7/13th Ar- tilleryAssociation Viet- nam Vietnam '67 68' I greatly appreciate the support given me in the recent election and I give a big "thank you" to everyone who voted for me. Sincerely, Betty Butcher Bailey of Mt. Sterling 706 Maysville Rd. FALLHAEV $q[ 8I I CIAL Turkey with Served with 2 sides Enjoy. a warm slice of Pumpkin Pie Citizens Bank Owingsville Banking Company • , Peoples Bank for your support of Pre.Game and Fifth Quarter Your support made it possible for us to do more than we ever have before! l Missing from Slate Ave. yard - home of Tom Byron. Abnormal heart condition - needs medication. Much loved by family. Reward offered. 674-6096 or just please bring him home. Ordinance 2014-1 ..... l ;: , ~ORDINANCE ADOI~TING THE CITY OF SALT LICK, KENTUCKY A~NNUALt~UbGE~ FOR'THE' F I S~A"E YEAR ' • |ULY I, 2014 THROUGH JULY 30. 2015 "~,tf,~-, ~ - ESTIMATING REVENUE AND RESOURCES AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE OPERATION OF CITY GOV- ERNMENT WHEREAS. an annual budget proposal and message has been prepared and delivered to the City Council, and WHEREAS. the City Council has reviewed such budget proposal and made necessary modifications, NOW, THEREFORE, BE rr ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SALT LICK. SECTION 1: ~hat the annual budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014 and ending June 30, 2015 is hereby adopted as toUows: General Municipal LGEA Resources Available: Fund Road Fund Fund Fund balance carried forward $46,782.00 $39,872,00 $1,771.00 CDBG Fund $89.00 Estimated Revenues: Property taxes/Franchise fees/ $25,000.00 Telecommunications tax/Bank Deposit Tax License and Permits $400.00 Intergovernmental Revenues $30,000.00 Interest Income $500.00 Charges for Services $2,800.00 Rent $2,400.00 CDBG Grant $7,400.00 $1.000.00 $287,420.00 Total Estimated Revenues: $61,100.00 Total Resources Available for $107,882.00 Appropriation $7,400,00 $1,000,00 $287,420.00 $47,272.00 $2,771.00 $287,509.00 Appropriations: General Government $79,882.00 Police $6,000.00 Propety Acquisition $10,000.00 Streets Sanitation $3,000.00 Parks and Recreation $4,000.00 Debt Payment $5,000.00 Community Development Project $47,272.00 $2771.00 Total Appropriations: $107,882.00 $47,272.00 $2,771.00 Estimated Fund BalancesEnd of $0 Fiscal Year $287,509.00 $287,509.00 $0 $0 $0 SECTION 2: "l?nat this Ordinance shall be in effect July 1, 2014. Brad Frizzell, Mayor , City of Salt Lick Attest Judy Caudill City" Clerk City of Salt Lick First Reading: 7-24-14 Bill Unchester - Aye" Second Reading: 9-2-14 Martha Gulley - Aye Adopted: 9-2-14 Walter Powell - Aye Published: 11-13-143-Aye to 0-Nay Published in the Bath Count), News-Outlook 11.13.14. Bath 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 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 Weekly Newspaper Editors 2013 SUBSCRIPTION RATES $25.00 for year in Bath County, $30.00 elsewhere in Kentucky and $35.00 out of state. Subcriptions include sales tax where applicable. All subcri~tions ~a~,able in advance. WE ENCOURAGE LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Bath County News-Outlook welcomes letters to the editor. 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