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August 9, 2017

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C-12 Opinion Wednesday, August 9, 2017 The Press-Dispatch drew Mellon. • A diamond is the only kind of ice that keeps a woman warm- Elizabeth Taylor. • No money- no honey- Unknown. • All heiresses are beautiful-John Dryden. • Money cannot buy love, but it can put you in a good bargaining position- Unknown. HAPPINESS Happiness- we all pursue this, re- lentlessly. Money does not always bring happi- ness. People with $10 million dollars are no happier than the people with $ 9 million dollars- Hobart Brown. • It is wrong to assume that men of immense wealth are always happy- John D. Rockefeller. • There are two ways of being hap- py. We must either diminish our wants or augment our means-either may do—the result is the same and it is for each man to decide for himself and to which happens to be easier- Benjamin Franklin. • It's pretty hard to tell what brings happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed- Ken Hubbard. • Read the eight beatitudes from the Bible- they bring true happiness. • Most people will be about as happy as they decide to be- Unknown. CHARITY We all need to practice this virtue. God has given us two hands- one for receiving and the other for giving- Bil- ly Graham. • An American journalist in China watched a Sister cleaning the sores of wounded soldiers. "I wouldn't do that for a million dollars! " the visitor remarked. And without pause in her work, the nun replied, "Neither would I." • Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal- the Bible. • A man there was, and they called him mad; the more he gave, the more he had- John Bunyan. • Tis more blessed to give than to receive- the Scripture. • • • Wisdom of the soul. No one can ruin your day without your permission. • The best way to escape your prob- lem is to solve it. • Life's precious moments don't have value unless they are shared. • A person who asks a question might be a fool for five minutes, but a person who does not ask is a fool for- ever. • A best friend is like a four leaf clo- ver...hard to find and lucky to have. • Success stops when you do. Humor of the week: Two seniors who were widowed decided to get married. They went for a stroll to discuss the wedding and on the way they pass a drug store. They both go into the store. The man asks the pharmacist if he is the owner. The pharmacist said yes. Then the man asks if he sells heart medicine, circulation medicine, medi- cine for arthritis, medicine for memo- ry, vitamins, sleeping pills, Geritol, fi- bers pills. The pharmacist said yes of course. The woman asks if they have wheel- chairs and walkers. The pharmacist said of course, all sizes and speeds. Then they both said, "That's great, we would like to use this as Our Brid- al Registry." Have a great week! more and more Americans are left with fewer choices and narrower networks of doctors and other medical professionals." That's why it's time for Congress to get back to work. Lawmakers need to revisit Obamacare's central problems, pronto. Step one, according to Mr. Moffit, is to cut Obamacare's slew of taxes. Step two is to give the people and their state lawmakers the free- dom to decide for them- selves (using an amend- ed version of Obamacare's own Section 1332 waiver process) whether they want to keep Obamacare's costly insurance regulations and mandates. Step three: phase down higher Medicaid payments to able-bodied adults with- out children who can work. This would reorient federal spending toward the poor- est and most vulnerable re- cipients. Congress also could use a taste of its own medicine, so to speak, which is why Mr. Trump should cancel the illegal taxpayer insurance subsidies for congressional health coverage — monies drawn from the Treasury by the Obama administra- tion without statutory au- thorization. "That way, House and Senate members and staff can fully experience Obam- acare the way that millions of middle-class Americans do — having to pay inflated premiums without the bene- fit of special taxpayer subsi- dies that are available to no other class of American cit- izens," Mr. Moffit writes. "If members of Congress want Obamacare, they should get it — good and hard." In Washington, there are no permanent victo- ries or permanent defeats. We must continue to press to completely roll back the damage caused by Obam- acare and replace it with a patient-centered health sys- tem that works better for all Americans. Ed Feulner is founder of The Heritage Foundation ( Continued from page 11 REPEAL Continued from page 11 COMPILATIONS state appointed a guard- ian for Charlie and stripped the parents of their natural rights. Consider the doctor's po- sition. Here is a child mak- ing international news. You are going to come out of this looking heartless and draco- nian. Let someone else take the pressure. The attending physicians said no! I have read comments such as "As much as we might sympathize with par- ents who cannot accept the death of a beloved baby, the truth is that terrible things happen, and this baby's con- dition is simply one of those tragic facts of life: some- times there is really noth- ing to be done." What did they just say? Kill him! What do the par- ents know? It is for their own good! What the public fails to appreciate and understand here is the overriding issue: "who has the moral authori- ty to make life and death de- cisions about anyone? " Is it the parents/family or the State/doctors? We have the answer. Yet again, Charlie Gard's case was not about whether he would respond to experi- mental treatment; it was do the parents have the moral authority and right to take their child out of the Great Ormond Street Hospital, away from British law, and seek to save their son's life. The answer was no. A second question has been identified by a host of libertarian writers. In Carlie Gard's case, "Does the State own the individual, or does the individual have a right to self-ownership and self- preservation? " We have the answer. Will America follow the British into embracing death? Charlie Gard never had an opportunity to seek out life, truth, beauty, and Christ. Someone tied a millstone around his neck and tossed him into the abyss of death. Fortunately, Christ was there to catch him! Think about it! Continued from page 11 CHARLIE Continued from page 11 VISIONS Court Report CRIMINAL Pike Circuit court Nicholas R. Hendrick charged with counts I-IV child molesting, a level 1 felony, count V incest, and count VI ne- glect of a dependent. Aaron J. Kell charged with failure to return to lawful detention, a level 6 felony. Albert Mattingly petitions for intra- state probation transfer. Logan C. Grannon petitions for in- trastate probation transfer. TRAFFIC AND MISDEMEANOR Pike Circuit Court Darrell Cox charged with operating a vehicle with a schedule I or II con- trolled substance or its metabolite in the body. Roselda Cruz charged with operat- ing a motor vehicle without ever receiv- ing a license. David T. Porter charged with driv- ing while suspended. Seth A. Myers charged with count I possession of marijuana and count II possession of paraphernalia. Shelby G. Robling, Jr. charged with count I possession of paraphernalia and count II use of private land with- out consent. Gage M. Goodwin charged with driving while suspended. James R. Armes charged with oper- ating a motor vehicle with an ACE of .08 or more. Nathan A. Houchin charged with driving while suspended. Brian R. Collins charged with theft. Nathan Wells charged with posses- sion of marijuana. CIVIL DOCKET Pike Circuit Court Midland Funding LLC sues Eric Hayes on complaint. Donald Ray Marcum sues Bobbi Lou Marcum for dissolution of marriage. Amanda S. Collard sues Kenneth R. Collard, Jr. for dissolution of marriage. SMALL CLAIMS Pike Circuit Court Tower Construction sues Sharon Cropper on complaint. Vera and Gary Hunt sue Norfolk Southern, c/o Douglas Pickle, on com- plaint. INFRACTIONS Pike Circuit Court Kaleb Bolin charged with count I motorized bicycle helmet violation and count II disregarding stop sign. Shane Garland charged with safety belt violation. Ashley Gee charged with speeding, 87 mph in a 70 zone. Kylie Hammock charged with safe- ty belt violation. Jacob Stoll charged with safety belt violation. Luke Vinnedge charged with safety belt violation. Glen Wagler charged with safety belt violation. Rebecca Bledsoe charged with count I operating a motor vehicle with- out financial responsibility and count II driving while suspended. Margaret Beckman charged with disregarding stop sign. Brandy Boudakian charged with driving while suspended. Betty Cosby charged with operating with expired plates. Florentino Lopez charged with driv- ing while suspended. Charles Mulvey charged with safe- ty belt violation. Tia Vance charged with speeding, 88 mph in a 70 zone. Brian Barnes charged with speed- ing, 92 mph in a 70 zone. Paul Branum charged with speed- ing, 65 mph in a 55 zone. Alyssa Colgan charged with speed- ing, 90 mph in a 70 zone. Nathan Evans charged with speed- ing, 56 mph in a 40 zone. Jayson Harper charged with speed- ing, 80 mph in a 70 zone. Christopher Jones charged with driving while suspended. Brandon Knepp charged with speed- ing, 80 mph in a 70 zone. Taylor McCandless charged with speeding, 65 mph in a 55 zone. Jordan Messmer charged with speeding, 85 mph in a 55 zone. Trevor Nau charged with speeding, 87 mph in a 70 zone. Carl Sauvey charged with speeding, 86 mph in a 70 zone. Bailey Shade charged with speed- ing, 85 mph in a 70 zone. Kevin Smith, Jr. charged with speed- ing, 100 mph in a 70 zone. Harry Weir III charged with speed- ing, 75 mph in a 55 zone. to the national government, it doesn't have that power. It belongs to us, in the states. The 10th Amendment re- mains in the Constitution as a quaint remnant, but per- haps no Constitutional pro- vision has been more thor- oughly and stubbornly dis- regarded in 20th and 21st Century practice. Whether it's Obamacare or the fed- eral Department of Educa- tion or the EPA, most mod- ern presidents and U.S. Sen- ators have never met a 10th Amendment violation they didn't like. Although the federal ju- diciary claims the mantle of Constitutional protector for itself, it has abdicated any meaningful role in defend- ing the 10th Amendment. If Patrick Henry were alive today, he might tell us that the doom of the 10th Amend- ment was sealed when the 17th Amendment stripped it of institutional protectors. I'm with Mark Levin and Mike Huckabee, who have called for repeal of the 17th Amendment. Paradoxically, indirect election could make the Senate more democratic, more sensitive to the grass roots, less beholden to shad- owy cash-flushed PACs, less reliant on big media buys and therefore less preoc- cupied with campaign fun- draising. Washington insid- ers would lose their grip on Senate campaigns, which would revert to pragmatic, down-to-earth state legisla- tures. It's time to end this reck- less Constitutional frol- ic that second-guessed the Founding Fathers, and guessed wrong. It's debat- able whether repeal would give us our country back, but at least it might give us our states back. Continued from page 11 STATES Convincing people of how the world really works in hopes of promoting more humane policies requires examination and falsifi- cation of false visions and premises. That's a tough job with little prospect for com- pletion. Walter E. Williams is a professor of economics at George Mason University. Thank you, Pike County. Words cannot describe how grate- ful I am for the three years I have spent here. I have been blessed to coach some of the most amazing boys and hard workers. We have experi- enced things that not many people get a chance to experience. We have had three straight winning seasons. We won, not one, but two sectional cham- pionships (in a row), knocked off the number one team in Class 3A, played in Bankers Life Fieldhouse, played in the Hoosier Gym and were constant- ly supported by one of the best com- munities in Indiana. We saw police es- corts to and from games and held pep rallies at PC-1. We had three years of ups and downs that allowed us to stick together in order to succeed. We could not have achieved these ac- complishments without the support of the community, hard work from the players, willingness from par- ents and especially the best coach- ing staff around. These are the rea- sons we consider ourselves a family. This was not an easy decision. My wife and I discussed the situation on numerous nights, which left us ex- hausted. When you pour your heart and soul into something, it is not easy to move on from it. But I can say, with my head held high, that I did the very best I could. My coaching staff did the very best they could. My kids did the very best they could. We are leav- ing Pike Central Basketball in better shape than what we inherited, which speaks volumes for the type of pro- gram we tried to run. It is now time to move on to the next step in my career. A change that will be better for my family in numerous ways. I will always hold Pike County close to my heart. I must thank Mrs. Blake, Mrs. Fiscus, Mr. Whitehead and the School Board for taking a chance on a person with no head coaching experi- ence. I would like to thank the coach- es and managers – you did an amaz- ing job every day. I want to thank the community for all the love and support. Thank you to the parents for always be- ing there to help out and allowing me to coach your sons. Thank you to the Basketball Club for your tremendous hard work and support. Thank you to all the teachers for all the support that you have shown. Thank you to the var- ious businesses, Petersburg Hardware Store, Cakes and Coffee Cafe, Mikel's Graphics, and PC-1 Stop for all you have done for the basketball program over the last three years. I would al- so like to thank our current adminis- tration, Mr. Holland, for your support. You really have things moving in the right direction. Lastly, for the boys. Work as hard as you possibly can in all you do. And for the seniors, you have accom- plished so much and improved great- ly each year. You have something not everyone has. You are destined for big things. Go make it 3!!!!! Coach Jason Roach Shattered window leads to an act of kindness To the Editor: This letter is in regards to the Wash- ington Hatches vs. Pike Central Char- gers golf match August 2 at Prides Creek. Lady Hatchet golfer, Faith Dalton, hit an errant shot on the No. 7 hole that shattered a window at Donnie Boger's home. He came out and met Faith's Dad, Shannon, at the fence. She im- mediately started crying while walk- ing up to say she was sorry and that she didn't do it on purpose. Mr. Boger was as nice about it as he could be. He told her not to worry about it, that it's only a window that can be fixed. The crying still continued and he was try- ing to calm her down. He told her he was the one that built a house on a golf course, not her, and to go and have fun, and finish the match. I wanted to write this letter because it was a breath of fresh air to witness Mr. Boger being so kind and compas- sionate to a young girl. It seems like in today's world all you hear is some- thing negative. Tip of the hat to Mr. Boger. Lady Hatchet Golf, Roger Padgett Letters to the Editor A farewell letter for Coach Jason Roach REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Bryan R. Corn Personal Rep and Mary C. Corn deceased convey to Nancy L. Roy, real estate as record- ed in Pike County. Rudy C. Tilley and Kathey E. Tilley convey to Andrea M. Tay- lor, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Terry Kempf conveys to Clayton J. Greener, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Jack Davis conveys to Bryan Hirsch and Elizabeth Hirsch, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Randy Hamm Personal Rep and Melvin Hamm estate convey to Bowman Family Holdings Inc., re- al estate as recorded in Pike Coun- ty. Brian D. Stone TOD conveys to Joshua D. Stone, real estate as re- corded in Pike County. Owen Delmar Garretson con- veys to Gregory Neil Barrett, real estate as recorded in Pike County. German American Bancorp quit- claims to Town of Winslow, real es- tate as recorded in Pike County. Christopher L. O'Brien and Jen- nifer M. O'Brien convey to Jenni- fer M. O'Brien and Christopher L. O'Brien, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Mary Rose Engler quitclaims to Michael J. Engler and Christina T. Engler, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Three T Properties LLC conveys to Patrick G. Carlisle and Jessica H. Fisher, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Mark Goodpasture conveys to Cheyanna N. Goodpasture and Clayton M. Sallee, real estate as recorded in Pike County.

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