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Published on August 6, 2014
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Letters to Editor Policy Opinions Cyndi Pritchett – Editor Sarah Stockton – Advertising Manager Billy Guffey – Advertising Design and Layout Paula Gunderman – Typesetting USPS 139-900 412 Courthouse Square, P.O. Box 307 Burkesville, Kentucky 42717 Phone (270) 864-3891 • firstname.lastname@example.org The Cumberland County News is published each Wednesday at Burkesville, KY and is entered as a periodical at the Burkesville Post Ofce. Subscribtion rates are: $19.00 (including tax) per year in Cumberland and adjoining counties; $27.00 (including tax) elsewhere in KY; and $30.00 out-of-state (no tax). POSTMASTER: Send address changes to P.O. Box 307, Burkesville, KY 42717. Member of the Kentucky Weekly Newspaper Association, the Kentucky Press Association, the National Newspaper Association, and the Burkesville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce. © Copyright, Cumberland County News, 2014 Cumberland County News Happy Birthday to you! Jo’s Bookmark I’M eaturing one o my avorite poems in this week’s BM. It’s reminiscent o my childhood, grow- ing up on the banks o the Cumberland River where amily still lives and where our amily’s arms lay. I eel so blessed to live here and need to say that there are people all over the county who love what Cum- berland County has to oer. Many, like I, were born here and many chose to come here and adopt it as their home. We need, i controversy arises, to remem- ber that we are all involved because we love Cum- berland County even though we may have diering opinions as to what direction we want the County to go. At The River At the river, I sit on some ne days and watch the current weave its way ‘round, along and out o sight. Sometimes, beore night alls, I play a young sprite, careree, gay; I hum happy sounds, then chase the mole that lives underground. At the river I fy with an eagle, who rom overhead, her nest o young has fed, screaming, outraged! It’s a river eagle that screams to me in gibberish rhyme as I fee on aged grape vines that hold steadily ater all these years. At the river where memory sears as I now sit and let my spirits soar; I hear above the water’s roar, a song this river sings to me o movin’ on and immortality. Aug. 6-12 David Feuston - 6th Beatrice Davidson - 6th Summer Gilbert - 6th Tonya L. Scott - 6th Lillie Smith - 6th D.J. Wilson - 6th Brooklyn Marie Denney - 6th Frances Mannix - 6th Summer Scott - 6th John Hancock - 7th Freddie Bow - 7th Mandy Wheat - 7th Kayla Beth Waid - 7th Johnathan Beaty - 7th Charolette McIntyre - 7th Ruth Young - 7th Jeff Flowers - 8th Terry Green - 8th Heather Muse - 8th Jimmie Capps - 8th Mildred Berry - 9th Johnny Webb - 9th Angela Pattengale - 9th Judy Owens - 9th Malcolm Wells - 9th Tammy Cary - 9th Heather Danielle Riley - 9th Faye Pharis - 9th Robert H. Whitlow - 9th Matthew Dale Dyer - 9th Lesley Phelps - 10th Jessie Shoopman - 10th Chrissy Thrasher - 10th Brandi Branham - 10th Dale McClusky - 10th Jennifer Rush - 10th Debbie Branham - 11th Erin Branham - 11th Quentin Branham - 11th Christina Armstrong - 11th Becky Duvall - 11th Bob Weimer - 11th Dominic Banter - 12th Betty Milam - 12th Extension Notes 4-H and Youth Development Elijah Wilson Cumberland County Extension Ofce 90 Smith Grove Rd., Burkesville, KY 42717 Phone: 433-7700—email@example.com Back to school on a budget Source: Jennier Hunter, extension specialist or am- ily nancial management A new school year is quickly approaching, and you’ve probably noticed the shelves at retail stores are lined with school supplies. I you have children in school, this is something you know is going to happen every year. It may not be included in your normal monthly budget, however, because it is not a reoccurring expense. Don’t worry. You can still prepare and save yoursel time and money when your amily purchases supplies and clothes or the new school year. The rst thing to do is de- termine what your child ac- tually needs. School supply lists are usually available at schools and sometimes at local retailers. Once you have the list, go through last year’s school supplies and oce supplies you have but rarely use. This can help you mark some things o your list beore ever stepping oot into a store. Identiy the items on the list that you will need to pur- chase and prioritize them. You can develop a budget based on your needs. Talk with your children about the dierence between needs and wants beore going to the store, especially i they will be shopping with you. Check out retail store sales lyers or coupons in your local newspaper or online. At the store, stick to the items your child needs. O- ten stores will give large discounts to entice you to buy more. I your budget allows, you may set aside a small amount o cash, such as two to three dollars to allow your son or daughter to pick a small want on their list once you are at the store, such as a printed binder as opposed to a less expensive plain binder. Beore going clothes shopping make sure you know the dress code or your child’s school. Sort through your children’s closet to de- termine what clothing items they can still wear rom last year and what you need to purchase. Remember you can spread out your clothes buying over several months because you child won’t need some items like snow boots or jackets until it gets colder. You are also less likely to overspend i you bring a set amount o cash to the store and leave when it’s gone, compared to using a credit card that doesn’t have im- mediate consequences. More inormation about budgeting and other nan- cial topics is available or adults and children at the Cumberland County Coop- erative Extension Service. Educational programs o the Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless o race, color, sex, religion, disability or national origin. An Encouraging Word: A Powerful Force By Howard Coop Lancaster, Kentucky Almost ty-seven years ago, on October 4, 1957, I nished reading, or the rst time, Ernest Hemingway’s Pulitzer Prize winning book THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA. Ater the years have gone by, I don’t remem- ber a whole lot about that book, but I still remember one important thing in it. Hemingway had Santiago, an old sherman who had gone or eighty-our years without catching a ish, say, “It is silly not to hope.” Then, the old sherman set out to sea on a shing expe- dition one more time. In a little while, a giant marlin took the bait, and ater a three-day struggle, the old man reeled in the marlin, attached it to his boat, and headed home. Hope enabled Santiago to achieve a lie- long dream. When there is hope, one does not give up. Even in the most dicult situations and under the most unusual circumstances, one proceeds with condence and assur- ance. Hope has been dened as “a eeling that what is wanted will happen,” and it is “desire accompanied by anticipation or expecta- tion.” So, most olk hope, and or them, hope gives a unique dimension to their lives. They discover that when there is something to hope or, there is something to live or. Hope is a positive, pow- erul, and transorming inluence that keeps one going orward even when the way ahead is unclear. An anonymous individual wrote, “Yesterday is already a dream and tomorrow is only a vision, but today, well-lived, makes every yes- terday a dream o happiness and every tomorrow a vision o hope” toward which one can move with condence. Victor Hugo is oten quotes as saying that hope is “The word which God has written on the brow o every man,” and Joseph Addison called “something to hope or” one o “the grand essentials o happiness.” Hope is a powerul orce in lie. Someone wrote, “When hope is alive, the night is less dark; the soli- tude less deep, ear less acute.” Cumberland County Conservation District PO Box 228, Burkesville, KY 42717 (270) 864-2606 firstname.lastname@example.org cumberlandconservation.com Jeff Mowers, Chairman Conservation Connection District Equipment/ Soil Survey Book Geotextile (Filter Fabric) / Broadleaf Weeds Publication Je Mowers, Chairman o the Cumberland County Conservation District would like to announce that the August 2014 Conservation Connection is the availabil- ity o District Equipment / Soil Survey Book / Geotex- tile (lter abric) / Broadlea Weeds Publication. We have 4 pieces o arm equipment available to producers: Boomless Jet Sprayer, McHale Hay Wrap- per and and (2) Haybuster No-Till Seed Drills. These pieces o equip- ment are available on a rst come rst served basis. Geotextile (lter abric) is also available at the Conser- vation District oce. Stop by the oce to pick up your “FREE” Soil Survey o Cumberland County Boo and “FREE” Complimen- tary Copy o the Broadlea Weeds o Kentucky Pastures publication. This publica- tion includes color photo o weed species, lie cycle, preerred time or herbicide treatment and mowing. For more inormation, please contact the Cumber- land County Conservation District at 329 Keen Street or call 864-2606, Monday- Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Posted Land Ads run once a month and cost $25 per year. Call 270-864-3891 for more information. Hooray for Rosa Muse! Her treatments are over! By John W. McCauley, Kentucky Farm Service gency State Executive Director This week marks the15th Annual National Farmers Market Week, where we celebrate the abundance o summer and the armers and ranchers who make it possible. USDA has identied strengthening local ood systems as one o the our pillars o rural economic development. Nationwide, local ood is one o the ast- est growing segments o agriculture. The 2012 Cen- sus o Agriculture indicates that 150,000 armers and ranchers nationwide are selling their products di- rectly to consumers, oten through armers markets. Through the 2014 Farm Bill, USDA is making a historic investment o more than $78 million to support armers markets and local and regional ood systems. As State Executive Di- rector o Kentucky, I have seen rsthand how armers markets here in Kentucky are helping to support am- ily arms and grow local economies. They bring com- munities together, connect- ing cities with the arms that support them and pro- Top Reasons to Shop at a Kentucky Farmers Market vide KY with resh, healthy ood. The Commonwealth has over 155 armers’ mar- kets and well in excess o 2,500 vendors. In honor o this week and Kentucky’s armers and ranchers, here are my top ve reasons to shop at a armers market this week (and every week): 1. You’re buying local. Farmers markets bring benets not only to pro- ducers, but to consumers and our local communities as well. When local ood marketing opportunities exist or rural producers, they cause ripple eects throughout the rural econo- my. Farms and ranches buy ertilizer and seed, invest in arm machinery, con- tract the services o custom operators, and support lo- cal businesses like restau- rants and retailers. Growth in these areas leads to new demand or community ser- vices like schools and hos- pitals, which in turn leads to jobs. 2. Strong local econo- mies! This segment o agri- culture is a vibrant growth area that is drawing young people back to rural com- munities, generating jobs, and improving quality o lie. Spending our hard earned money with local businesses helps support Kentucky’s economy, en- sures that more o every ood dollar ends up back in a armers’ pocket, and helps keep that money cir- culating in Kentucky. 3. Farmers markets are easy to nd. The USDA’s National Farmers Market Directory now lists 8,268 markets across the country, a 76 percent increase since 2008. Here in Kentucky, the number o armers markets has grown to over 155. You can nd a armers market near you by typing in your zip code at www.armers- markets.usda.gov 4. Talk about options. Farmers markets oer a wide variety o resh, a- ordable, convenient and healthy products sold di- rectly rom the arm. You can nd ideas or how to use your purchases at www.whatscooking.ns. usda.gov 5. They take plastic. In addition to accepting cash, many armers markets now take advantage o mo- bile card readers and can accept credit cards, nutri- tion program benets and even git cards. The direc- tory at www.armersmar- kets.usda.gov lists pay- ment options available at each market. For more inormation on National Farmers Market Week and what USDA is doing to support armers and ranchers in Kentucky, visit www.usda.gov/knowy- ourarmer. Deadline for all items is Monday at 5 p.m.