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,r z News-Outl0ok December 11 2003 L !i ?: : Proud members of the Kentucky Press Association Ken Mats, Publisher &amp; Managing Editor Margaret Mats, Associate Publisher Mary Johnson, Assistant Officer Manager Harry Patrick, Office/Composion "nsha Mitchell, Office/Composib'on Kirby Haskina, Staff WalterPhotographer A unique 'headboard' that started it all The people in this world who are creative will never be bored. This is because there is always a new idea. a new project or a new plan fermenting in that great boiler cooker that we call the human mind. The American poet, critic and editor James Russell Lowell (1819-1891) once said that "Creativity is not the finding of the thing, but the making something out of it after it is found." A perfect example of this came to me m the mail a short time ago when I received a letter from Peggy Patrick, who lives near the Red River about 60 miles North of Dallas, Texas. She and her hus- band Pat read my column in the Gainesville Daily Register in ' Gainesville. you some brief background information, I had a colunm several months ago titled "You Can Create 'Own Lodge" and this is what prompted Peggy to write . Peggy and her husband Pat, had done just that and she ae the photos so 1 could see what it looked like. After I t chance to look at all the photos and read her account of (or "Mountain Retreat" as she called it), was there and shook my head in amazement. is something really special about their creation and I it with you a bit later. several years ago when their home was in seri- al repairs and somehow they jumped into a wild redecorate. Pat was raised in the New of the Colorado Rockies and was a Y fair craftsman. The first thing he did was cut some East pine trees and some crooked limbs and made a bed When peel off all the bark from the small trees, and stain them with a clear varnish, you have : beautiful pieces of wood. Then you duplicate the same with the crooked limbs and put them together with add the hardware and you have something real- and unique. Pat also built a couple of bedside and a log wardrobe. is how their "Mountain Retreat" got started, even where they live, is just rolling hills like most valleys. Not long after this, their son was doing a handy- town and he brought home an old privacy fence Peggy said, "When I realized what he was chunking fire, I rescued the lumber from that old fence and ." these boards were used to build a furniture and to trim out the entire of the house including the ceiling beams, which f In the paneled part of the house, Pat "adobed" the walls by swirling blobs of wall texture or ":mud," letting it dry, and then painting it. Above the fireplace are rough cedar boards with "mud', stuffed in between for a "loggy" look and com- pleted with four-inch pieces of round posts screwed onto the wall above the cedar. I realize that since you are not looking at the pictures, I am not doing it justice but believe me, it is creative. She goes on to say that the ceramic tile in the den came from a building salvage place. Most all of the decora- tions are Western and Southwest and came from garage sales and trade days. Some were gifts from friends. Peggy concludes by saying, "With a little time and effort, very little money and a runaway imagination, we have creat- ed a 24/7 vacation atmosphere. Here is her summary of the project. Wall texture--very cheap stuff, barn wood--free, most decorations--nickel and dime, logs--free (cut a cedar or pine tree, depending on where you live, for the asking). Now, let me back up and tell you why this project is so spe- cial and the reason I thought you might have an interest in hearing about it. The personal application here is that almost any person can do this and thi.s is true regardless of what part of the country you live in. Remember, the key word here is creative. The "Mountain Retreat" I have just described was built inside a 1974, 14' X 72' mobile home. Pat and Peggy pur- chased this mobile home new and they raised their two chil- dren in it. In 1980 they added a 16' X 32' den on to and that's what they had to work with, when they decided to remodel and redecorate. To me, this is really American ingenuity at its best. Instead of allowing their home to continue to need major repairs, complaining about their circumstances and all the other excuses people use for not having anything, they got busy and created something really rewarding and satisfying. There is no limit to what we can do with a little creativity and 1 tell you, these people have done wonders with a mobile home. Now they are looking for ways to improve the "out- side" of their home, and that was the primary motivation for Peggy writing to me. She wanted to take a look at our land- scape timber home to get some ideas. The original column about our "landscape timber" home is also in my new book. seeeee Jim Davidson is a motivational speaker and syndicated columnist.who resides in Conway, Arkansas. and has served as a motivational consultant with the Chicago-based Nightengale.Conant Corporation. He founded Continuing Education Services, lnc., and has since developed a nurnher of peonal development predates, including a cassette series, "America... A Briefi 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 Life and You Can be the Best now in its thil printing. DavMson has spoken to over 1,600 audiences in 15 states. His engage. manes have covered almost ever), area of society, and, he has worked with administrators, teachers, and students in our nation's public schtmls. His per- sonal philosophy of life center "around common sense, hard work, and treat. ing other people with digni O' and respect, qualities that he feels are so impor- tant to the future of our great nation. You ean contact him at 2 Bentley Drive, AR 72032 ember 1986: Owingsville kicks off the Christmas season a visit from Santa Claus and many other special events. morning was the of the year so far, with standing from 5 zero, and Mrs. Jack Hatton are of a daughter, born at their home. She fourth child and second She has been named tobacco sold at of $49.95, a decline cents from the previous and three cents above the of the season set last Friday, Sarah Riddle Vice, 69 old, widow of Orphus -L died at her home in sville after a several SS. and Mrs. Air Stephens bought the farm orAdair near Stepstone. The acres and sold the reported price of $2,800. Joseph Hospital in Lexington ,after a short illness. Miss Jewell Maze and Mr. Caywood McVey were united in marriage at Winchester last week. Miss Maze is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Maze, of Polksville. Mr. Bob Snedegar, who recently sold his farm at Wyom- ing, has bought property on Bath Avenue in Owingsville. He and the family of Mr. Homer D. Gray will move there, the first of March. for the children. December 4- 1986 Good weather and good pub- lic response got the Christmas season off in fine fashion last weekend with Santa's arrival, special open house sales by the stores, a dance for teenagers and a big Christmas tree and special lighting in downtown Owings- ville, providing a fitting atmos- phere. City stores reported brisk sales Friday, the traditional day- The weekend turned out to be after-Thanksgiving start of the warm with lots of rain, just right Christmas shopping season. for stripping tobacco. December 17,1959 Mrs. Aggie Turner received minor scratches and bruises in an accident early Monday morn- ing. The accident occurred on the detour of U.S. 60 near Mt. Sterling. The Denton Drug Company sold their store last week to the Owingsville Drug Store. The drug business had been in the family in Owingsville for the past 97 years. The business was started with the Kimbrough fam- ily and was operated by the Kimbroughs until about 12 years ago, when E.T. Denton, a nephew of Mr. L.O. Kimbrough, purchased the business. Stanley Smith, operator of a service station on U.S. 60 west of Owingsville was robbed at gun-point at 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Smith said a young man stopped at his home, which is near the filling station, and asked for gas. As he was attempting to unlock the station door, a man got out of a car which was parked near the station and held a gun on him. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Day and son, spent part of the last week with Mr. Cleve Buckler and chil- dren. There was a large crowd attending the shower for Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Garret, Wednesday night. Mr. Lacy Parks and Mr. C.O. Swartz were in Frankfort, Tuesday of last week, to attend the inauguration of Gov. Combs. Everyone in Youngs Valley is looking forward to having a nice Christmas. Children are talking about Santa Claus Day in Ow- ingsville and the beautiful Christmas decorations they will see there. It's a wonderful day Most of the stores heralded in the season with open houses, providing refreshments and spe- cial sales for the weekend. On Saturday afternoon, Santa Claus arrived in town aboard the Owingsviile Fire Department's big red engine and was met by a crowd of youngsters at the old courthouse. He took a seat in a trailer parked alongside the courthouse and extended a spe- cial greeting to each youngster who came to see him. With a seat on his knee, Santa asked each about their behavior in the past year and whether they minded their parents. By coinci- dence, each one had obeyed their parents and were good little children, so each received a hug from Santa and a treat from his big red bag. For the teenagers of the county, Saturday evening, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Byron hosted a Chamber of Commerce-spon- sored dance in their Owings House, which had been painted and decorated for this special occasion. Music was furnished by B&S Sound, with Brent Richardson and Steve Swim. A Christmas Community Bazaar was held in the court- house annex all day Saturday, with churches, Scouts and other organizations displaying and selling crafts, gifts baked food and other items that attracted many people to that location. The downtown has that love- ly traditional look now, with a big Yule tree erected in the courtyard by the county high- way crew and lighted with col- orful lights. The decorated trees planted in sidewalk beds give the area a most pleasant air of the Christmas season. 75-acre Flat Creek farm, as the James Clark place Bald Eagle, sold at public It was sold to Raymond for $225 per acre. Nannie Regan Young, widow of the late J.E. who formerly resided in died December 18, r a six-week illness. John Riddle and family, Oak, have moved to sville. Mr. and Mrs. Bennett will move to Mr. place. Eunice Norris, Ger- Norris and Delores spent the weekend Miss Juanita and Mary Crouch, at Harpers. Emma Sproles, 74, died the home of Sherman at Pebble, where she two years. to Mr. and Mrs, Cleve of Grange City, a Sandra Lee. Arthur Crouch, of has about completed a new home on the lot he from Russell Rogers. Mr. Herbert Snedegar is his home he bought George Gudgell. Thomas Roberts, 64, well-known citizen, died Wed-nes- December 7, at the St. Dear Editor: Here is a letter congratulat- ing Mr. Kenneth Hatton, of Sharpsburg, on behalf of his effort to have the WW II Memorial built. "Dear Mr. Hatton: On behalf of the American Battle Monuments Commis- sion and all who have labored to guild the National World War II Memorial, I am proud to present you with the official World War II Memorial Calendar for 2004. It was created especially for you and your fellow Charter Members of the World War II Memorial Society. Thank you for helping to make the Memorial a reality. We have worked for more than ten years to reach this point. Without your support, it could not have been built. I also want to offer you and your family the opportunity to attend the "Tribute to a Generation" dedication celebra- tions from May 27-30, 2004. There will be a variety of dedi- cationevents and related activi- ties you may attend. Two events require tickets the dedication ceremony and the entertainment salute to WWII veterans. I've enclosed an order form that you can use to request tickets to these two events, or you may order tickets via the Internet. Please see the order form for instructions. We hope to accommodate all who want to attend the ceremo- ny and salute, but we expect great demand for the limited seating available. To ensure that as many World War II genera- tion members as possible are able to attend these events, the number of tickets each individ- ual may receive is limited. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority consideration given to the World War II gen- eration. Please read the infor- mation contained in the en- closed newsletter before you order tickets. Meanwhile, I hope you will use the 2004 Calendar in your home or office. It will remind you every day of the courage and sacrifices made by those who fought and won history's largest and most devastating war. We must never forget them. Most respectfully, P.X. KELLEY General, USMC (Rat) Chairman, American Battle Monuments Commission WASHINGTON, D.C." Financial aid tip of the month By: Mike Pennington, Eastern Kentucky Outreach Coordinator for KHEAA There are many companies and organizations offering to help students gain financial aid information on scholarships, grants, and other sources of aid programs for college or techni- cal school. Before paying a fee for financial aid information, talk with your son or daughter's high school guidance counselor; a financial aid officer at the school they plan to attend; the Better Business Bureau in your area and the area where the company or organization is located; and the Office of the Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division, 1024 Capital Center Drive, Frank- fort, Kentucky 40601, 1-502- 696-5389. Be wary of companies charg- ing a fee. Most information about aid can be obtained free with a little effort on your part. Some companies may even offer money-back guarantees to students who don't receive any scholarship offers or other financial aid funds; but students who are unsuccessful or not sat- isfied may find that refunds are difficult, if not impossible to obtain. Answers N Rj I_ J_ M__ .g. J_...S_ J T A&A& RE OMAR [B!Atul S !E[L:-:. S _ tiii =DE mmm This week's Crossword Puzzle Making a Pitch ACROSS 1. Prepare to fire 4. Rogue 10. London Iockup 14 Brady Bill- opposing org. 15. Anti.sub weapon, slangily 16. Gymnast Kodrat 17. "Spring forward" event, e.g. 19. Civ wro 20. ",,, or maw 21. Abu Dhabi and Dubai 23 Kind of sop poplar in the South 27. Norwegian saint 28. QuitYolar 33. License plate issuer: Abbr. 36. Rock's Cream, 37. Revolutionary 64. Relapser into diplomat Silos sin 38 Crack the 68. General books Bradley 40. Have a hunch 69. Plaza Hotel 43. Tt-A-Whirl, imp for one 70. Gerund finish 44. Pompous ones 71. Anchoes 46. Faux: Abbr. 48. Son-Oorio 72. Petered out, Airport city like a well 49, Controversial 73. Computer 1994 book by add-on? Murray and Hero.rein 53. Diva's DOWN rendition 1. Those against 54. China cabinet 2. Like Al's flilam Roea 58. Furniture 3. 3ackla's piece near a pmdecelmor couch 4. Campaign 62. *Z .I funding gO. Dah" 5. "Sort of, 63. Droner, often sdflx 6. When aoublad, a dane Many wonderful free sources of student financial aid informa- tion are available to students and their parents, including the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA), high school guid- ance counselors, and financial aid administrators at colleges and technical schools. Consult Affording Higher Education, a KHEAA reference book containing more than 3300 sources of student fman- cial aid administered by Kentucky higher education institutions, state and federal governments, and Kentucky companies and organizations. 000011,1 ,, :i m"J :: 28 29 ,1100 ! 7. CompiexK:,n 30. Opossum's 52. Morales of woe Qdpper "La Bombs" 8. Ames 31. Ecto- opposite 55. Ace Brothers 32. Marsh growth Rickenbacker class 33. *'Fk3dtestickst" 56. Most MTV 9. "The Iceman 34. Fit well fans Cometh" together 57. Twilled felic playwnht 35, Ming 58. Black, to Eugene ollaaJb barns 10. Peterad 39. Lincoln end 59. Seward 11, Oodlas Douglas, in Penina.a city 12. Mean dude 1858 60, eater 13. Back muscles, 41. X-rated stuff challenge for shod 42. Leprechaun 61. MBA class 18. Design with land 65. Joke around acid 45. Blood fluids wth 22. Late-night 47. Dam-bliding 66. Ukr. at Uth., fridge visit org wce 24. Wharf pest 50. Women's _ 67. Rocketry 25. Whet snobs (activist of a toneat Wty put on sort) 26, Creamy 51. *Deck the chesea Halls" 29. SST part syllables tucky. "We are very pleased to be a part of this program, because we believe that it will ultimately Strengthen the fabric of our com- munities," said Gulley. "By col- laborating with the organizations that are already in our communi- ties, we know that we will be able to further our mission, which is to fight not only poverty, but the causes of poverty and to make the entire community more respon- sive to the needs of the low income." Gateway, along with Big Sandy Community Action of Paintsville and Daniel Boone Community Action of Man- chester are sub-grantees of Copies of this and other student.  Kemky River Foothills Cam- aid materials are available at munity Action of Richmond that public libraries, counselor offices, and on KHEAA's Web site 2vlkeJa,.. This site also provides complete infer- marion on state aid programs designed to help pay the costs of higher education and offers a free online scholarship search. Students and parents may call KHEAA toll free, at 1-800-928- 8926, extension 7377, for more information about free financial aid publications and other avail- able financial aid resources. Students and parents may also visit the National Associ- ation of Student Financial Aid Administrators Web site, at www.NASFAA.org. This site offers important information on financial aid and has links to many related sites that can lead students and parents to informa- tion about scholarships, seams, and personal finance. Remember--don't pay un- necessary fees when there are so many free sources of student financial aid information. Good luck and remember, Education really does pay! GCSO participates in faith-based initiative GCSO's (Gateway Com- munity Services Organization) Executive Director, Dennis Gulley, announced the agency has been awarded a grant as part of President Bush's Compassion Capital Fund program. The pro- gram is part of the President's faith-based initiatives. The grant is designed to enable Gateway to provide technical assistance in strengthening the capacity of small local faith-based and com- munity-based institutions, to help them provide social services in several communities in the Appalachian counties in Ken- was awarded the grant to serve 18 ' counties in East and Southeastern Kentucky. Gate-way will operate the program in Bath, Menifee, Morgan, Mont-gomery and Rowan counties. "We believe this is a unique partnership that will strengthen small faith-based institutions in. Eastern Kentucky," said Adriel, Woodman, Project Officer for' Kentucky River Foothills, The grant marks the first time a Community Action Agency has " been awarded funds under thd Compassion Caption Fund Program, to build the capacity of small faith-based and community: based institutions, though this has been going on informally forl  years, according to Kip Bow-mar,: Executive Director of the, Kentucky Association of Com- munity Action (KACA). "The' history of Community Action is, one of working with other groups, to ensure that low income fami- lies and individuals receive the=, services they need to become: more economically self suffi-: cient," Bowmar said. "This grant, gives us the opportunity to for-: really strengthen the informal;  infra-structure and partnerships, that have existed for years." Our pollcIL ii, t t, l't I: 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 distri- butiou 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. The News-Oudook will extend credit for any error made in aa advertisement only for the actual space taken by the error and not for the full advertise- merit. Corrections of significant mistakes in this newspaper will be publied when attention is called to these errors. All letters to the editors should be no more than 200 words in length and must be signed by the writer, with his or her phone number and mailing address listed, to he consi, L,'d for publication. Equal Housing Opportunity: We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of  I * equal housing opportunity throughout the Nation. We encourage and sup- I ; port an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are I am lr I: no barriers to obtaining hous'.mg be.ca, up of n..e, colo', liIon, sex, <IMBII I I