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News Outlook Your Hometown Newspaper April 04, 2013 - 5 i / Article and photos submitted by Kelly Wilson For two weeks the halls of the Bath Coun- ty Middle and High Schools have been filled with, not only the famil- iar faces of students and staff but also, gladly, the faces of community volunteers from Bath and surrounding coun- ties who invested their time to prepare our stu- dents for their future. Operation Preparation is a state wide initia- tive handed down from the Kentucky Depart- ment of Education in collaboration with the Department of Work- force Development in which every eighth and tenth grade studenl in the state is to be matched with a commu- nity volunteer who will advise each student on the process of plan- ning for college and/or a career upon gradua- tion from high school. It is beneficial for the student to engage with someone less familiar and who has a common interest and for the stu- dent to be exposed to professionals outside their home or school. The community advi- sors help bring a differ- ent point of view to the student and remind our future citizens that it's never too early to start planmng for them to reach their potential. Free of pressure, our Bath County 8th and 10th grade students spoke with one of more than twenty profes- sionals over a nine day span about their career aspirations, whether Lainey Mattox of Northeast AHEC talked with a stu- dent at the middle school about a future in Health Sciences while another student waited and listened Joe veeneman, ., Kentucky State Police spoke with two sophomores, Tyler Bromagen and Eli Hubbard, about a future in Law Enforcement peration Preparation ~|~~~~~~g~ the student has been taking the courses rec- ommended to prepare him/her for success and whether the student is on target with his/her grades. Many students were surprised at the process and felt that the effort was valuable. Stephanie Mann Crouch, parent of 10th i choice ." = Jamie Clark, a corn- -= munity volunteer from KCTCS said, "I'm im- - pressed with these kids. _-= A lot of them are asking - questions and have an - idea about what they - want to do. Many of - them already know -=_ what they want and - just have a few ques- == grade student Jesse tions on the next step." - Mann called to say, With volunteers Jesse came home from ranging from doctors school today excited to artists, Bath County about his career choice students were . fortu- - and his future in law enforcement. He said he had been matched by computer as a good candidate for the pro- fession and then he was able to speak with a Kentucky State Police- man. He feels like he will definitely explore that option now and is confident about his nate to have an array of professionals who care about the future of our students and our community. Preparing students to be College/ Career Ready through Operation Preparation advising has been time well spent both for stu- dents and advisors. StUH~Of the Week: by l ,:hdle Thompson = I am very pleased to - nominate I~ Harmon for = the Honors Board for her - exemplary work and attitude - in my English 100 and Eng- - lish 200 dual-credit college - c~ses. - ISz is one of around fifty - students who will be the - first ever in the history of - Bath County High School to - graduate spring with 6 - college credit hours in Eng- - lish (Writing). Therefore, - I.iz has not been afforded -= the luxury of experiench/g -"Seffmrifis" because she - has been too busy! Despite - I~s course load and extra- - curricular involvementa = she has kept her deadline~ = turned in quality worL and - demonstrated a willingness - to participate during class time. She is what I jokingly - call a "low-maintenance" stu- _-= dent if she is absent or gone - on a field Irip, I can count --- on her to check Blackboard Holly Howard, Bath County Memorial Library, = (on onlinevirtualclassroom spoke with an 8th grader about Human and -environmentthroughMSU) Public Services - and get her materials and - make-up work ready herself_ - Besides her work ethic, - the other reason I chose Liz n in fact succeed. Congratu -= tions, I/z! IJz in her own words: = My name is Liz HannorL _---- I am a senior at Bath County - High School During my - lime at BCHS, I have been = involved in various clubs __. and organizations including - Beta, HOSA, and FCA. I am - the Vice President of the - 2013 senior class. In my free - time, I enjoy going to church - and being a part of my youth - group. I also enjoy spending - time with my friends and - Upon graduation, I --- plan to attend Morehead - State University to be#n = my journey to becoming a - pharmacisL I will do my un- --- dergraduate study at Morn - head and then continue my - education at a higher level - to obtain my PharmD. &eter - becoming a pharmacist; I - plan to return home to serve - the people of Owingsville as _-= their hometown pharmacist; - and give back to the com- _-= munity that has given to me -= throughout my life. -- = During my lime at BCHS, --- I have. especially enjoyed - my classes taught by Mrs. - Thompson. She has taught - me how to effectively write _--= and revise college level pc- - pers. This is a skill I know I - willuse at the nextlevel and I --- feellike I am more prepared - - is because of her good atti- -= tude. We have a lot to do to = get ready for college-level ---- work Liz takes this rigor in for college because of her - - good slride. She knows how teachings. I enjoy writing - to '])hy the game" and get and seeing myworks grow --- the work done without com- as she gives suggestions, - - plaining or frying to negofi- In conclusion, my expe- - - to take for her to succeed in enjoyable. I feel like I am Mandy Cart.r KEDCr spok. " ' ~ the bi~i~i~O~d~-~he:::~l-"; ~p~red fr ~'comei~~~~'t "~n Crouch about.the, field of EdiJcation..:whlle Sergeant ~U~. ~ : " I Zach Young spoke with another in the background -Iamconvmceumacsne w~ expenencemmem.oz~13. about a career with the Army National Guard. ~~|~|~~|~~~ iliiii ~m Bath County Preschool and Head Start Regisntion Preschool/Head Start county-wide registra- tion for the 2013-2014 school year will take place from 9:00 to 3:00 at the Gateway Head Start Building (Kendall Springs Road) on Fri- day, April 19, 2013. Please bring the fol- lowing pieces of infor- mation to registration: 1. your child's of- ficial birth certificate 2. your child's up- dated immunization re- cord : 3. proof of income (W-2s or last year's tax forms preferred) child can enter Pre- school or Head Start. For more information, please call Christina Grace or Lisa Stewart at 606- 674-6314 or Pa- tricia McClure or Mi- chelle Stanley at 606- 674-2766. 4. current physi- cal examination (within last 6 months) 5. eye examina- tion by an optometrist or ophthalmologist ~ Since 1991, True Built Barns has been committed to I If the above pieces /~'~-~ providing quality, portable buildings at affordable prices, | /~'~ ~ ~,= giving you the best possible value for your hard-earned | of information are not |1~ -- ___ ~ldollar. Our storage building are handcraffed by a team of | available on registra- I T~B le~| ||| T skilled Amish and Mennonite craftsmen who understand | | l i g~[~t~e~lllL.-II traditional values and old fashioned quality. We oonfi- | tion day, they MUST I ~ dently guaranteo your staisfaetion with our products and | be provided before the Operation Preparation Volunteers for investing in our students! Sonny Rawlings-Bath #55 Masonic Lodge Joe Dickhaus-Pathways Sheila Anderson-KEDC Dr. Dustin Cupp-St. Claire Family Medicine-Owingsville Holly Howard-Bath Co. Memorial Library Amy Fawns-Bath Co. Buss/SACC Substitute ]amie Clark-KCTCS Lainey Mattox-Northeast KY-AHEC Crystal Riddle-Educational Talent Search Terence Clemens-Bath Co. Extension/4-H Youth Development Gary Hamilton-Bath Co. Extension Agent for Agriculture Kim Hunt-Price-Attorney Sgt. Zachary Young-Ky. National Guard Trooper Joe Veeneman-Kentucky State Police Lavonda Thomas-St. Claire Family Medicine-OwingsviUe Sam Wright-Citizens Bank Barbara Carter-Citizens Bank Janet Carmen-WIMV 89.3 Christian Radio Sandy EUington-Gateway District Health Department Mandy Carter-KEDC You've shown your Wildcat Pride!! Telephone April 1,2013 Dear Cooperative Member: Annually, since March 1989, Mountain Rural Telephone Coop. Corp,, Inc. has been distributing Capital Credits to our custom- ers. As you know, Mountain Telephone received a $78 million award ($38.3 million grant & $39.8 million loan) which we continue to use toward our Fiber to the Home Project. This funding a.k.a. Broadband Stimulus Funding was made possible by the Ameri- can Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009. This money is allow- ing us to build our customers a highly sought after fiber network, which many of you are now experiencing with Mountain Tele- phone TV and increased Broadband Internet speeds. The Federal Government, through the USDNRUS requirements, CLOSELY RESTRICTS DISTRIBUTION OF CAPITAL CRED' ITS until 75% of the project construction is complete and Moun- tain Telephone meets set standards of financial strength AND stability. Mountain Telephone expects to meet these require- ments and resume distribution of capital credits in a few years. During this time of non-payment, your Capital Credits are con- tinuing to accumulate. We are so excited about our fiber accomplishments and what it is meaning to our customers! We feel this is a small price to pay for the technological benefits our families will receive when the project is complete. Sincerely, Mountain Telephone