July 22, 2014

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Local students perform service across state; thank local businesses for their support Print E-mail

Mackenzie Moore was one of 28 high school students that participated in an eight-day trip performing services across the commonwealth of Kentucky and learning about the area's rich, cultural history.

Dear Editor,

Y-Corps Service to the commonwealth consisted of 28 high school students from all over the state. We traveled around Kentucky for eight days while taking part in service projects and learning more about our commonwealth.

We started off in Louisville with Youth Build and from there we traveled to Owensboro to help the International Bluegrass Museum. We stopped at Bowling Green and helped Community Action, and then stopped at the Corvette Museum and a water park. We took a tour at Mammoth Cave then surprised a volunteer with house supplies after a fire destroyed her house. My favorite day was when we assisted the Christ Outreach for the Blind in Rockcastle, the same day we drove to the Kentucky Horse Park and helped clean up the buckets and stalls for the horses. That night we stopped and had some fun at the Anderson County Fair! Our final full day was spent at Kentucky YMCA in Frankfort working on building a shed, organizing, and painting. That night we worked at Central Park in Louisville with Shakespeare in the Park.

This trip was a blessing and I want to thank Woodhead Funeral Home, Xanadu Salon, Houchens, and Peoples Funeral Home for donating money towards the trip and I want to thank everyone who helped me fund-raise. I also want to thank Senior Council for letting me get almost all my volunteer hours in with them!

Thank you,
Mackenzie Moore

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We still have a great deal to learn in our lifetime Print E-mail

A friend of mine saw a letter to the editor in a newspaper and sent it to me. He thought it has some really great truths to it and I thought I would print it in The Falmouth Outlook for our subscribers and others to read. The author is unknown.

Debbie Dennie,
Editor, The Falmouth Outlook

We Still Have Much To Learn

I've learned that no matter what happens or how bad it seems today, life goes on and let's just hope for a better tomorrow.

I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he or she handles things such as a rainy day, a slow driver in front of you when you have to be some place at a certain time, and tangled Christmas tree lights.

I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you will sure miss them when they are gone from  your life.

I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.

And I've also learned you should never go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands. You just might need to be able to throw something back.

I've learned that if you pursue happiness it will elude you. But if you focus on your family, your friends, the needs of others, your work and doing the best you can, happiness finds you.

I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart that usually I have made a right decision.

I have learned that when I have  pain, I don't have to be one.

I've learned that everyday we need to reach out and touch someone. People love the human touch, just holding hands, a warm hug, or just a pat on the back. People may forget what you said and they may forget what you did. But they will never forget how you made
them feel.

But I still have a lot to learn.  Just pass this on to everyone you care about as I just did. Sometimes they just need a little something to make them smile.

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Relay for Life would like to say "thank you" Print E-mail

Dear Editor,

On behalf of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Pendleton County, I would like to thank everyone for their support of this year’s event. The funds from our event and others across Kentucky and the country are able to help individuals in every community – including Pendleton County – touched by cancer.

For example, from September 2012 through June 2013, ACS has provided 44 local cancer patients and caregivers 588 services to help them get well. This has included providing 124 nights of free lodging for Pendleton County cancer patients and caregivers at a Hope Lodge facility, saving nearly $15,000 in hotel costs. Relay For Life dollars also go to provide support services to help local patients through programs like Look Good Feel Better so they can address appearance-related side effects from treatment and foster confidence, friendships and hope as they continue on their cancer journey.

And dollars also go toward implementing and maintaining programs like the Pendleton County Road to Recovery program, which recruits, trains and manages volunteer drivers to assist patients get to and from their needed treatments. From Sept. 2012-June 2013, nearly 90 rides were provided to five local cancer patients so they did not have to skip or quit their cancer treatments on their personal “road to recovery.”

Your support of Relay For Life provides information at any time to answer questions or connect to available resources, and funds research that may touch someone you know with a new treatment option or new way to prevent or detect cancer. So to our Relay For Life volunteers, committee members, teams and sponsors, you are making an impact against cancer here in our community.

Sincerely,

Janice Polley
Sponsorship Chair & Proud Team Captain of Falmouth
Baptist Church, Falmouth
janice.polley@insightbb.com

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City thanks everyone for making parade a success Print E-mail

The city of Falmouth staff, and a host of other volunteers would like to say a huge thank you to all the participants in the July 4th parade.  They appreciated your involvement in helping to make the parade a success.

They would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank the Pendleton County Fiscal Court as well for their continued monetary contribution to the parade festivities.  They were inadvertently left out of the acknowledgements, but they are to be commended for their contribution.


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Honoring the memory of a fallen constable Print E-mail

Dear Editor,

I recently had the privilege and honor, along with Pendleton Constable Lou McCord, to represent Pendleton County in a memorial service honoring the memory of the very first law enforcement office to lose his life in the line of duty in the history of the commonwealth, the honorable deputy constable John Holton, Bracken County, on Thanksgiving eve in 1845.

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"Thank you" letter for all who helped with the Butler veterans celebration Print E-mail

Dear Editor,

This is a great thank you for what went on in Butler, Ky., on May 27, 2013 for the Veterans in Pendleton County and all over Kentucky. God, you helped this Dumb-Hillbilly so much to make this a great event. The great lady Mrs. Alice Smith, the mayor of Butler, did so much to help the veterans too. Thank all that helped so this was the greatest day for our Veterans in Butler, Ky. Please don’t let it stop, O.K.?

The awards that were given to the two great W.W.II ladies, Mrs. Ann Delaney and Mrs. Henrietta Manor were so, so great; also two awards were given to veterans from Flour Creek and Butler Baptist. God thank you for waking up some of the American people. This Dumb-Hillbilly would like to thank you from his heart all the great people that helped me for 11 years with the schools in Pendleton County. Please if you read this great Outlook paper, send them a thank you card and say God Bless You all so much. You all know why Pendleton County is #1 in Kentucky for our great veterans who have given all of us our freedom.

Thank you to the great people with their great donations for a great day, May 27, 2013, Butler.

Napier Pallet, Inc., Hilltop Stone – John Steele, P.C.S. Club, Donnie Johnson, Michael Redden, Heritage Bank – Mark, David Bay – B.B’s, Wal-Mart – Alex, Donnie Spencer, John Peoples, John Steele P.C., P.V.A, Karen Yelton, U.S. Bank, 5th/3rd Bank, Brinkman Oil, Wyatt’s, Soldiers of the 478th Ft. Thomas, commander Joel Nahari and the ROTC chaplain Shelby McDowell and the Firing Squad from Post 109 American Legion, Mr. Matt Sorrell, Billy Corbin, Mayor Alice Smith and Comm.

Thank you all from the bottom of my heart,

Bill Ashcraft
#1 Dumb-Hillbilly

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Poem: N.E.H.S. helps Mother Nature Print E-mail

By: Maxie Kordes

Strolling up and down the hills of 1054 North
we wondered if those that drive really see it worth.

Throwing out their old, worn rugs.
Pitching glass or plastic jugs.

Rolling tires down shallow banks.
Tossing cans from which they drank.

Is this any way to thank, our dear old, Mother Nature?

And then the 5-gallon paint buckets let fly,
four of them, we all wonder "Why?"

A steering wheel cover aside the road,
was it too much of a heavy load?

Cigarette butts sprinkled and dumped.
This has got all of us stumped!

Is there a shortage of garbage cans?
Don't people know that littering is banned?

Only four miles of road did we tread.
Twenty-one people and 42 bags fed.

We apologize to Mother Nature today.
And hope it doesn't end up the same littered, old way.

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4-H Crossroads Club cleaned five miles on Highway 10 Print E-mail

Dear Editor,

Five members of the 4-H Crossroads Club cleaned up five miles of Highway 10 and New Hope Road on March 23, 2013. We picked up 20 bags of trash. There were a lot of bottles, cans and fast food containers along the side of the road. Remember to keep your trash in your vehicle until you get home or you can throw it away in the proper trash receptacle. Help keep Pendleton County clean!

Sincerely,
Autumn  Ferguson, Leader 4-H Crossroads Club

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Project Grad PHS students picked up litter Print E-mail

Dear Editor,

On Saturday, March 23 several volunteers for Project Grad came out to pick up trash along Hwy 27 North in Pendleton County. We were thankful for the dry weather and worked all day to clean our area highway. The money we earned will pay for a safe night of fun for our graduating high school seniors.

With our children graduating and moving on in their lives, we sincerely hope that they have all learned from the litter abatement program through the years. Our entire community benefits in many ways -- those who see first-hand the effect that littering makes, those who drive our roadways and those who live here.

Thanks,

Jenny Schlueter,
PCHS class of 2013, Team Leader

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Knoxville Baptist Youth picked up highway trash Print E-mail

Dear Editor,

After only a few short months it was once again time to clean our roads. We were truly shocked to have collected 14 bags of garbage after only a short period of time! The main item we picked up was empty beer bottles. Drivers be sage when traveling on the back roads of Pendleton County.

Debbie Collins,
Knoxville Baptist Youth

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