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l i: .... ii!ili! i!iiiiiiiiiiiii!i Member of: /National Newspaper Association  entucky Press Association Kentucky Weekly Newspaper Association "J International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors Ken E. Metz, Publisher & Managing Editor Margaret C. Metz, Auocte ltr, ,4dvw'slng ManJger Sunny Kramer, wrnwor Lana Lawson, sak. Rve Tonja May, Au/t Ray Ellis, om,.mpo om nawr You can get hoked on 'prescription drugs' A few days ago, I got a very touching letter from a young man who was in jail in another state. He begins by saying; "I saw your article about drags and not know- ,i, !iiiiil ing who your friends are. Some- one brought a newspaper into the cell and I found it lying on the table. Reading about the two young men reminded me that it is not only young college age people who get into real trouble because of drugs." He then began to tell me, in a three page handwritten letter, the most horrible story )n about events in his life that led to his incarceration and the loss of at least for the time being. I be understood here that presenting columns of bring me no real because we would positive things, but r column helps thousands of people avoid the pitfalls drugs, it will be worth it all. The true-life this young man related to me is especially is not about "Illegal" drags but about drags that have been his undoing. There tllumber of issues in his story that can touch each of you can figure out what they are. of the details that may place you insicle so that you can feel and experience some of the he is experiencing. He said that soon after from college, his wife gave birth to their third , a son, and she later returned to work at the local while he remained home to take care of the m mind that this is his story) In August, ght arm was going to sleep even when and about. Within a month, the numbness was with a throbbing pain. After he consulted his gh a umber of ordered tests, prescribed pain medication. remained on the pain medication until he underwent surgery the following May. While on the from the surgery, he was prescribed a stronger Percocet 10mg and then he noticed that both of even though he was on this medi- another pain medication, this time Valium 10mg was also added. He said his family could tell that something had changed in him, but they were the only ones until now. On the morning of April 22nd, the day after his baby son's 2nd birthday, he awoke around 10:30 a.m. and found his two school-age watching their little brother. He had not gotten up to take the children to school. Being arrested by the state police at his brother's house was the next thing he remembered. At this point, I am going to break in and summarize his story. This man left his three children and went to call his wife who was 100 miles away, working at another hospital. After he got to his brother's house, he looked and could not find his son. The creek behind the house was up and he just knew he had fallen into it, so he' called 911. The police and rescue squad arrived and after a thorough search, the child could not be found. All of his children were found three days later at an apartment and he was charged with three counts of felony abandonment and for DUI. He had been in jail for42 days because his bail was so high he could not raise it. The rest of his story about the consequences of his actions is even sadder, but as he said, "I had never used drags before and the "Prescription" drugs were a new false sense of security for me." He concludes with these words, "I can only wait and hope for the best; I hope my family will still want me." The point is simple. You, or I, can get hooked on "Prescrip- tion" drugs. (Jim Davidson is a motivational speaker and syndicated columnist. You may contact him at 2 Bentley Drive, Conway, AR 72034.) (Jim Davidson is a motiva- tional speaker and syndicated columnist. You may contact .him at 2 Bentley Drive, Conway, AR 72034.) eeeoo Jim Davidson is a syndicated columnist who resides in Conway, ArkansaL and has served as a motivational consultant with the Chicago-based Nightengale-Conant Corporation. He founded Con- tinuing Education Services, Inc., and has since developed a number of personal development products, including a cassette series, "America .. A Brief Glimpse Of All 50 States" and "Staying Up in a Negative WorM". He is also the author of two books, titled How To Plan Your l.df., and You Can Be the Best. now in its third printing. Davidzon has spoken to over 1.600 audiences in 15 states. His engagements have covered almost every area of society and, he has worked with administrators, teachers, and students in our nation's public schools. His personal philosophy of life centers around com- mon sense, hard work, and treating other people with dignity and respect, qualities that he feels are so important to the future of our At this point, he consulted the same neurQswgeQn great nation. You can contact him at 2 Bentley Drive , Conway, AR the first surgery. The diagnosis was 72032. spinal fusion surgery and again was prescribed : :ii!!iiiii!iiiiiiiiii hogs are selling for $7.75 per 100; Win. R. Boyd claims to be best rabbit shot in all of Bath County, 704 rabbits may be proof! 1899 '.Collins Ball, aged 37, who died home at Olympia, November buried in his native county, and Mrs. Royse Allen, of are guests of Mr. and B. Hughes. to Mr. and Mrs. Richard of Stepstone, a son, Harry and Mrs. Alex Connor gave a party Friday night. The fol- Misses Anna and Peters, Nina Hazelrigg, Elan Lillian Daugherty, Lorena Lee Wood, Messers. Ed Dr, E." C. Perry, 15ord Patterson, John and Crit Young. 1900 Shrout, of Prickly Ash, has Very sick this week with scarlet who was fa- ns a rebel raider here during the War, is said to be dying at the Asylum. His derangement a bite from a fox ' of last week to Mr. John Markland, of Prickly tWin sons. Ciem Riddle and Miss Bertha Okla, were married at the of Elder Zimmerman. At- were Miss Carrie Vice and Flendrix. 25, 1909 P. Colliver and Miss Anna of Flat Creek, eloped to Myers, of Batavia, Ohio, the 18 yoming ,500. are selling at $7.75 per in this vicinity. hunters killed a colt mare for Mrs. Allie Clay at last week. 18, 1901 ofMonterey,Cali- is visiting his family at Olym- Teal, of Preston, was in to have his foot treated for blood bank at Salt Lick will install a afety deposit vault boxes. November 14, Thomas Damell, of Odessa, and Miss Pearl Hedrick, at the residence of Elder Zimmerman. Attendants were Miss Louise Sorrell and Jess Anderson. Married November 21, at the home of Elder Zimmerman, Mr. Garfield Anderson and Miss Ruth Stephens ,of Okla. Attendants were Miss Martha Stephens, John Low and B. S. Stephens. November 27, 1924 Miss Lucille Vice entertained with a dinner party to announce the en- gagement of Miss Virgaline Byron and Mr. Fassett Botts. The wedding will take place during the Chrisunas holidays. While gathering turnkeys, Leslie Stephens, of Pebble, cranked the truck and it ran over him breaking his arm. Mr. and Mrs. Pressly Everman and Mr. and Mrs. John Everman visited their parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Everman on Flat Creek. The wedding of Miss Thelma Blount, of Sharpsburg, and Mr. Harold Stone Robertson, Bethel, was solem- nized at the Christian Church in Sharp- sburg Tuesday evening. November 26, 1925 Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Denton are parents of a son, born November 24. He has been named John Kerry. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Lem Denton, of Okla, a son, November 19. Charlie Riddle, of Troy, Ohio, and W. T. Jones, of Cynthiana, were here for the sale of the Riddle heirs. Charlie Riddle bought the land at $69 per acre. Wm. R. Boyd claims to be the best rabbit shot in Bath County, having brought to.the market here 704 rabbits as proof. November 24,1927 Nathan Sorrell died at his home at Bethel, November 21. Burial in the Bethel Cemetery under auspices of Masonic Lodge. Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Stone, Mr. and Mrs. Obert Garner, of White Oak, each gave a party in honor of Misses Ruth and Nancy Swetnam and Mitchell, who are going west to make their home. The farm ofthelateI. B. Donaldson consisting of 200 acres, was sold to Willie Copher and Ashby Dawson at $48 per acre. Mrs. Ann Stone has returned to her home after spending a month with her sister, Mrs. Battle Hart, at Kendall Springs. Thursday, November 27, 1941 Tobacco marketing cards are avail-. able at the County A. C. P. office.. Cards are not required for the unload-. ing of tobacco on the warehouse floor,; but they are required at the time pro- ducers get their checks. The Woman's Division of Chris- tian Service held their monthly meet- ing last Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs. John Bromagen. Seven mem- bers and two visitors were present. Mrs. George Rawlings had charge of" the program. After the program, re- freshments were served. Mrs. Bromagen was assisted by Miss Ruth Bromagen and Miss Naomi Corbin. Messrs. Dolly, Johnny and Bobby Otis and Misses Lily Withrow and Nancye Otis called on Misses Lucille. and Maxine Rose Sunday night. Mr. Sherman Hart purchased the 150 acre farm of Mr. Ben Thompson, near Stulltown, last week at the re- ported price of $5,000. Mr. James Vernon Whitton had the misfortune to break his arm while playing last week. Word has been received here of the marriage of Mr. Ewell Goodpaster to Miss Christine Petitt at Newport, on November 21. Both young people were born and reared here in Bath County. Mr. Goodpaster is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John O. Goodpaster and the bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. "Dumpy" Petitt. They will make their home in Cincinnati. Little Joe Taylor, the 17-month- old baby of Mr. and Mrs. RoUie Reed, died Monday, November24, of pneu- monia. H leaves to mourn his loss, his mother, father, one brother and two sisters. His remains were laid to rest in the Owingsville Cemetery Tuesday. Weep not his love ones, for we know.he has gone to rest. November 29, 1990 Blue Grass Mulch is located on 8.9 acres of land on the Preston depot and railroad right-of-way with the Bath County Industrial Foundation negoti- ating the purchase of this site from CSX Corporation for $12,800. Allen Railroad Contractors, Inc., of LaPorte, Indiana, has filed action to quiet tides in Bath Circuit Court on behalf of the 14 Bath Countians who own adjacent property. LETTER& Dear Editor: Some people in life experience great misfortune and Kenny Land- saw is one of those people. Some time ago, Kenny's job was terminat- ed when the industry where he worked, moved their operations to Mexico. Kenny then got into an avail- able training program to become a registered nurse. Things were going well, but with just a little time re- maining until completion of his train- ing, Kenny discovered that he had cold-rectal cancer and had to have surgery. His hospital stay was lengthy, costly, and repetitive. During this Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons, when we think of blessings and gifts, we at the Owingsville First Church of God are asking you to join with us in a benefit supper and auction for Kenny Land- saw and his family. It will be Satur- day, December 7, from 5-8 p.m. The menu will be country ham, fried po- tatoes, soup beans, cornbread, cole- slaw, desserts, and drinks. But the real treat will be the good feeling that you get when you know that Kenny and his wife and children will have better holidays and a better future, because of the love and sup- port we show to them at a time of need. Sincerely, Lowell R. Rice, Pastor Owingsviile First Church of God Dear Editor: Our World War II veterans are leaving us at a rate in excess of 1,000 per day and in Bath County, we only have a few of these very prec!ous and special people left. We at the Owingsville First Church of God would like to do something to show our appreciation and gratitude to them, by hosting a Country Ham Breakfast for them, Saturday, December 7, at 9 a.m. Many will remember December 7 as the day Pearl Harbor was attacked, prompting the United States to enter World War II. We don't want to miss inviting every World War II veteran to this breakfast, so I'm asking you to make this letter available to the people of Bath County and encourage those who have Bath County World War II veterans in their family, to call us so that we can extend a special invita- tion to them. The number to call is 1- 606-674-2361. And if there are any World War II veterans reading this letter, we hope that you will join us for this very special gesture of appreciation for you. You are indeed "The Greatest Generation". Sincerely, Lowell C. Rice, Pastor Owingsville First Church of God A Legislative Perspective By: Rep. Carolyn Bdcher A successful deer hunting season could help prevent transmission of a fatal disease that affects the brain of deer and elk, the state legislative Agriculture and Natural Resources and Natural Resources Committee was told last week. State Fish and Wildlife Resourc- es Commissioner Tom Bennett told lawmakers that his agency is relying on hunters to keep the state's deer population under control, to help wildlife officials prevent the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), a type of spongiform encephalopa- thy, which is similar to "mad cow disease" in cattle. No known cases of CWD have been found in Kentucky, he said, but a case was confirmed earlier this month in Illinois. "The only way to keep it out of Kentucky is to try to keep the deer out of Kentucky," said Bennett. "If hunter numbers go down, our ability to maintain the deer herd the way it is, is diminished." Bennett said hunters need to kill 120,000 deer in Kentucky this sea- son, to control the population. The western U.S. Chronic Wast- 'ing Disease Alliance (CWDA) re- ports that managing wild deer popu- lations is one method of controlling the disease. Colorado, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Saskatchewan, are making severe cuts in their local wild deer populations, in order to cut the risk of the disease. CWD was first detected among mule deer in Colorado in the 1960s, according to the CWDA. King iZo: 00v00ord ACROSS 1 "Come again?" 5 French friend 8 Wan 12 Of a golden age of Latin literature 14 Type of market 15 Nottingham forest 16 Hit the ground 17 Anes 18 Fit for con- sumption 20 Seraglio group 23 Wound sou- venir 24 Leave out 25 Atlanta marcher 28 Spasm 29 Alternative to wallpaper 30 Color 32 Summertime dessert 34 Prepare a casserole 35 Set up for a drive 36 Potato, e.g. 37 Gentle wind 40 Cranberry ter- ritory 41 Do nothing 42 Sleuth 47 - about (roughly) 48 Atmosphere 49 Opposltionists' 10 War, to 25- . 13 ;7 21 122 1 -5 42 43 48 5O votes Across 50 Great dismay 11 New Haven 51 Risque campus 13 Emulated DOWN Leander 1 Existed 19 Pub missile 2 "Wha'dja 20 Stolen say?" 21 Writer 3 Census statis- Kingsley tic 22 Affluent 4 Mini-tower 23 Recoiled 5 Teensy particle 25 Portable elec- 6 Noted chair- tric cutter man 26 Moby's pur- 7 Hardly G- suer rated 27 Micro-wave, 8 State positive- jocularly ly 29 Quarry 9 Thick slice 31 Always 33 Numbing L 26 44 compounds 34 One might get GIs aroused 36 Actress Spelling 37 Utah nationai park 38 Writer Ferber 39 Stratagem 40 She played , Lilith on "Cheers" 43 Health care , setup (abbr,) 44 - budget 45 A dozen XXV 46 Cryptog- " rapher's aid Bennett said his agency will col- lect 1,000 deer and elk brain samples to test for CWD this fall. Samples will come from animals collected statewide, that are "hunter harvest- ed", or hit and killed by automobiles, along with samples collected by bi- ologists. Gov. Paul Patton signed an exec- utive order last week, that places a moratorium on the import of any type of deer--white-tailed, elk, car- ibou, reindeer, fallow, and mule deer --into Kentucky, to prevent the spread of CWD. The disease is spread among deer and elk populations, through body fluids such as urine, feces, and sali- va. CWD is not believed to be conta- gious to livestock or humans. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (DFWR) wants to assure hunters that "it is safe to hunt deer i n Kentucky". But, it would like to remind hunters that there are certain things they should and should not do, when handling animal car- casses of any kind, and those things are: 1. Do not use household utensils to dress animals. 2. Wear latex gloves when han- dling any carcass. 3. If the animal appears sick or exhibits strange behavior, call the DFWR, at 1-800-858-1549, and tell the agency where the animal was found. I hope you have a fun and produc- tive deer season. Have a good week. Speaker Richards files bill giving diploma to qualified Korean vets House Speaker Jody Richards, a co-sponsor of legislation earlier this year that grants high school diplo- mas to WW II veterans who started high school, but were unable to com- plete it, has filed a bill for the 2003 Regular Session, that would do the same for qualified Korean War vet- erans. "There were 123,000 Kentucki- ans who fought in this conflict, and many of those were unable tO com- plete high school because they were called to duty," said Richards, D-Bowling Green. "Granting them a diploma is the least we can do." Next July will be the 50-year an- niversaryof the end of the war. Ken- tucky played an important role throughout, beginning with the loss of five men during the war's first battle. Ultimately, 868 Kentuckians were killed, out of a total of 33,61 soldiers. Among those who lost their lives were William Barber, of West Lib- erty, who won the Medal of Honor after he and his company of Marines held a crucial mountain pass open for six days. Four other Kentuckians also received that award: Cot i '. John Collier and Private First C i .... Ernest West, both from Boyd Couri ' ty; Second Lieutenant Carl Dodd, oi, Harlan County, and Private First: Class David Smith, of RockcastlC i County. The Korean War, often known a ' the "Forgotten War", because it w:: ', sandwiched between WW II :i' Vietnam, was notable for sc things. It marked the first conflic! it, the Cold War between the Americ:'. : way of life and Communism, and i '," was the first time the United Natiort. ', formed a coalition to play an activl : role. The Korean War was als  first conflict in which the mi : , was integrated. : ' Beginning in 1950 with the  ' sion of South Korean by the (',, , i munist forces of North Korea, war was fought under terrible cored  I tions, and for a time, it appeared I! I north would ultimately win. Ont:, i hard fighting and the surprise l,:i I ing of American forces at Int . i well behind enemy lines, saved . : Korea as an American ally. I=,: historians have been focusing  ...... I on the importance of this wm I stemming the tide of Communsr  and in recognizing the sacrifices ! those who served there. " "It was a bitter struggle for H,, who fought and like any war, a, ! was sacrfficed, Richards said. far as I am concerned, this time ,. never be forgotten, by me or .- colleagues in the General Assc bly." "As we pause this Veterans' Da! to remember all that was done on , behalf by those willing to serve th,'i country, it is vitally important H :. we not only remember what H:  did, but that we do whatever we c do to help them continue leadi, productive lies," Richards added "The General Assembly has truly taken that to heart over the years, doing such. things as building two new nursing homes just for veteran, contributing to the WW II Memorial being built in Washington, D.C., anct making it easier for veterans to r- turn to the classroom to teach. I kno,, we will do even more in the coming years, beginning with this legisli tion." Richards' bill will be reviewed by legislators during the 30-day regular session, which begins in early Janti- ary and runs throug h March. , ,/ Tell the merchant you saw his ad in The News-Outlook. He will appreciate it. And so will we. Our policy ... Any advertising offered by any person to any employee or agent of The Bath County News- Outlook is subject to final acceptance by the publisher at any time prior to distribution of this newspaper. The publisher reserves the right to refund any money paid and to reject any offer to advertise. The right is also reserved to edit all news or advertising copy to express clarity, News-Outlook will extend credit for any error made in an advertisement only for the actual space taken by the error and not for the full advertisement. Corrections of significant mistakes in this newspaper will be published when attention is called to these errors. All letters to the editor" should be no more than 200 words in length and must be signed by the writer, with his or her phone nomber and mailing address listed, to be considered for publication. Equal Housing Opportunity: We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U. S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the Nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin.