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\ 5O The Ohio County mm WWW, O time Serving You Since 1965 MARCH 16-B Pictured left to right, Cluster Belcher, AARP; Dolores Eskridge, president of Ohio County Retired Teachers Associa- tion; Paige Tichenor; Jackie Phelps, Beaver Dam Elementary Principal; and in back is Paige's grandmother, Carolyn Tichenor. winner announced in 2004-2005 essay contest A Beaver Dam Elemen- schools submitted essays to other district winners then The essay competition is tart School student was se- their fifth-grade teachers become eligible to participate part of an initiative designed lected Ohio County Winner who selected each school's in the state finals. The event to recognize the significant ;n the"2004-2005 Kentucky winner prior to Thanksgiv- culminates with the namingcontributions that older GrandparentoftheYear'es- ing. Each participating of a state winner on April 22, Kentuckians make toward say contest, sponsored by school winner and school re- 2005, at the annual meeting shaping the lives and values AARP Kentucky and the ceives special certificates, of KRTA where both the win- of the Commonwealth's Kentucky Retired Teachers' Ohio County's school winners ner and the "Grandparent of young people. In Kentucky Association (KRTA). are Brent Phelps of Southern the Year" will be honored,and nationwide, increasing Paige Tichenor, Highway Elementary and Briana The "AARP Grandparent numbers of adults 50 and 136, Hartford, is among Richards of Fordsvilte El- of the Year" essay contest is over are the primary thousands of Kentucky fifth- ementary, organized by local RTA units caregivers to minor children. graders who participated in As county winner, Paige and AARP chapters statewide The 2000 census showed al- the fourth year of the essay will receive a framed certifi- who help secure local school most 36,000 grandparents in competition which ran from cate for her efforts, and her participation, promote theKentucky serve as primary August to December 2004. essay will be submitted for activity and serve as local caregivers for their grand- Students at participating district competition. She and contest judges, children. Q Smith to conduct meeting Brian Smith, regional representative Fletcher's office, will conduct a meeting Monday, 7, at 9 a.m. at the Ohio County Community Multi-Purpose room. The public is invited. Donations needed With Easter just around the corner, Clothing Closet would like to help those less fortunate by asking you to donate something nice, like last year's Easter outfits for the boys and girls to wear on Easter Sunday. Please don't forget about the parents. You can donate to The Together We Care Clothing Closet at 100 West Render Street in The hours are Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. to p.m. to 3 p.m. Baseball/softball , signups Hartford Park s baseball and softball sign-ups will Saturday, March 5 and 12, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m: Wayland Alexander Elementary School's cafeteria. Pewee minor league little girls' softball. Call 9831 or 298-3945 for more information. OC Repair Affair 2005 It is time for preparations to start for Ohio 2005 Repair Affair. The date for this year's be Saturday, June 4, 2005. Repair Affair is a blitz designated to building wheelchair raml homes and repairing gutters or other needed ! that can be coi pleted in one day. Volunteers the community rally together on this day to needed repairs on these homes. Homeowners who qualify for this program are income elderly, disabled individuals or families disabled childin their home. Applications from March 3 at the Ohio County Senior a.m. to 3 p.m. Applicants need to bring with them of income and a copy of their deed to complete the cation process. If you have any questions, tact them at (270) 298-4487. GRADD monthly meeting Green River Area Development ing notice. Since there is the possibility that a could be canceled, relocated or rescheduled, please the GRADD office at (270) 926-4433 to confirm a ing prior to attending. Wednesday, March 2: Green ment Corporation, 8:30 a.m., GRADD Board Room. Wednesday, March 9: GRADD Board of Directors, a.m., GRADD Board Room. Tuesday, March 22: GRADD Regional Trans Committee, 10 a.m., GRADD Board Room. Friday, March 25: Good Friday, GRADD closes Tuesday, March 29: Technical Advisory Transportation, 10 a.m., Room 406, City Hall, Hunting Heritage The Fifl h Annual Hunting March 5, opening at 4:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., at County Park, 1802 Country Club Lane, Hartford, 42347. There will be door prizes. Call 274-3944 or 232-5931 for ticket information- The Ohio County Senior Center Choir sings together during U.S. Congressman Ed Whitfleld's visit last Wednesday. hitfield mainly addressed the concerns over Social Security. Dusttn Bratcher photos, Times-News gulators warn Raising a healthy and appy child has never been nore of a challenge than it reatest role in resolvin today. Drug abuse, buse and lack of a frilly tructure are driving an in- Creasing number of juveniles "mental treatment," some even being "treated" by antidepressants may pressants, when a good dose of parental care and atten- tion may be, in fact, what is needed. According to Medical News Today, a new study sug- gests that a resounding per- centage of patients treated with standard treatments for depression did not get any better---they still had their Medicare is offering quali- fied low-income beneficiaries a $600 credit for 2005 on Medicare- approved drug dis- count cards to help them pay for their medicines. If you qualify for the credit, Medi- care will also pay the enroll- ment fee for the card, which may be up to $30. The sooner you sign up, 33 children and one in eight depression after two years. dolescents may have whatRegulators in the LVK is- call depression. Sui- sued a warning that 0ntid?- ide is the third leadingpressants maybe unstti le ause of death for 15 to 24- for children because ofahes- :ear-olds and the sixth lead- timated 3.2 percent increased !ing cause of death for five to risk of suicide among chil- 14-year-olds. dren who take these drugs. Many of these kids are be- The FDA has issued a warn- ling "treated" with antide- ing that doctors should be ldhood depression: e for chilq cautious in prescribing anti- establish a s xong familythe aspect of a patient, a sud- depressants to children. The support structure for my den deterioration of his se- warning Cited the possibility son, a place where he canrenity, generally stems from that antidepressants may be grow in confidence and learn some incident which "has linked to suicides when taken to feel good about himself." caused him mental anguish." by patients under the age of Judy applies the tech- "One of the biggest lessons 18. niques of Dianetics, devel- I have learned is that it all Actress Judy Norton, best oped by author and philoso- starts with me," says Judy. known for her long running pher L. Ron Hubbard. In "When I am feeling low--or part as Mary Ellen in "The Dianetics:The Modern Sci-I can't cope with my own con- Waltons," a show based on ence of Mental Health, Mr. flicts and emotions--it strong family values, is now Hubbard explains that spreads right through the a mother herself. "Spending stress and aaxiety can be un- family. It's so important to time with my son is one of the derstood and alleviated, "It learn to deal with your own most important things in my is possible, when a person issues and emotions. When life--and his," says Judy. has been too disturbed by an you feel calm and clear about "Making the time to be with event of the day to address your life, you can help your your children and learning himself to the problem atchildren much more effec- how to talk with them is a hand, to alleviate his distur- tively. Dianetics helps me do vital part of creating a safe bance with a few minutes of this." family environment. I want to work. A sudden change in the better. To receive the full credit for 2005, you up by March 31, received the $600 2004, unused will be over grad you additional $600 2005. To assist niors in eligibility and Medicare a Discount Carc credit, representativ Green River Area ment efits Coalition will be ! able for seniors at County Senior Hartford from 9 a.: p.m. on March 4 Fordsville Senior from 9:30 a.m. to on March 7. Please pared to provide the tion requested Worksheet seen beloW- Your ZIP code ferred drug store of your prescriptiov cines. Plus your come and your nual income. Phone: more information. m