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Darren Doyle, story: photos submitted by SEES:
You'd be hard pressed to find someone that doesn't smile when you offer them a freshly made ice cream sundae; however, if you tell them you're going to turn them into one, you're likely to get different results.
Principal Jamie Woosley of South Edmonson Elementary is unlikely to smile the next time he hears the words "ice cream sundae," because on Friday, January 27, he became the main ingredient in a human sundae, as a reward for students' success in a recent SEES fundraiser.
Any SEES student that sold five items or more in the recent fundraiser was able to take part and dump ice cream sundae components on top of Principal Woosley, as he sat helpless in a small plastic tub. He was pummelled with ice cream, chocolate sauce, caramel, strawberry syrup, cherries, and whipped cream.
"I wasn't prepared for how cold this was going to be," said Woosley. "There's a reason it's called 'ice' cream."
He said when he agreed to take the punishment, he was thinking that a little chocolate or strawberry syrup would give the kids a few laughs while all he'd have to endure was a sticky shirt. He apparently forgot about the ice cold, ice cream.
"I thought my toes were going to get frostbite!" he said with a laugh. "I actually was glad to get the syrup...at least it was warm."
He also said he figured this would only be a five minute stunt, or so, but it lasted much longer than that.
"This went on for 15 minutes and we had about 50 or 60 kids that kept dumping this stuff on me. We also had some teachers join in as well. Honestly, I thought they enjoyed it way too much."
He then talked about the goal he wanted to achieve through his embarrassment, which was all for the kids.
"It's all about having our students stay excited about South Edmonson," he said. "We raised over $12,000 in our PTO fundraiser at the first of the year and we rely so much on these funds. It helps us do the things we need to, and our kids love this kind of thing."
He said it took several showers to finally get rid of the mess.
"It was all in fun, and the kids loved it, but I'll never look at an ice cream sundae the same way again."
by Alyssa Doyle, sixth grade student at EC 5/6 Center
On Monday, Darren Doyle, the editor of The Edmonson Voice, came to the Edmonson County 5/6 Center to speak to Mrs. Meghan Stidham’s 6th grade journalism class.
He covered many things and discussed what you might report, like anything that affects residents, crime reports, human interests, wrecks, sports, entertaining things, and upcoming events.
Darren talked about the importance of using credible and reliable resources and used funny examples like aliens and UFO’s in the news to make things more entertaining and to make the kids laugh.
Mrs. Stidham, the elementary journalism class teacher, asked Darren to speak to the class to help with the school’s newspaper. This helped the kids better understand the elements of news articles.
Darren must have hit it off with the kids because when he was done speaking, Daren Alexander, a student in the class asked, “Where do you sign up to get a job at the Edmonson Voice?”
Edmonson Voice Staff Report
Students, faculty, and staff at Kyrock Elementary School recently welcomed Kiwi, a baby kangaroo, as well as a Skink, Bearded Dragon, talking Parrot, and a Python. They learned about habitats & eating patterns of various other animals thanks to a visit from "ZOODLES," an animal instruction organization that makes visits to schools.
Students and staff got an up-close view of the animals and enjoyed the educational and exciting experience.
Check out these beautiful aerial shots on the Green River and downtown Brownsville after yesterday's light snow.
Darren Doyle, story: ECCA photo:
If you've ever seen a sign in Edmonson County that says "BEEF: IT'S WHAT'S FOR DINNER," you've seen evidence of the Edmonson County Cattlemen's Association. But if you're like most folks here, that's about all you know about the local organization that's been around for over 20 years.
Local resident and farmer Scott Childress, who serves as the secretary/treasurer of the ECCA, says the organization is making a difference for local beef farmers and there's much more to the group than a few signs.
"We're not an organization out here that just meets and goes home," he said. "We're working hard to help our local beef producers be more efficient with production and provide good, quality beef."
Childress said that from the best of their knowledge, the first chapter in Edmonson County was organized with the help of the late Alvin Childress along with Jimmy Davis. He also said that Mrs. Beverly Reed served as the first sec/treasurer which was sometime in the early 90's.
"They say that Alvin was instrumental in getting things started here. It was like he could see into the future of beef farming and was able put things together that are still helping us today."
He said the group's goal is to be an advocate for beef farmers throughout the area as they promote the beef industry, advertise, lobby, and fight for legislation that helps working farmers.
"We now have all these unnecessary regulations that hurt us," he said. "You have to have a vet's prescription to get some common minerals that you used to be able to buy at the store or feed mill. We're fighting against these types of things."
According to the Kentucky Cattlemen's Association website (kycattle.org), Kentucky is the largest cattle producing state east of the Mississippi River with over 1.1 million beef cows and currently ranks 5th nationally in total number of farms.
The group has scheduled their next meeting on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 6pm at the EC Public Library meeting room as they welcome guest speaker Dr. Michelle Arnold, who is a University of Kentucky veterinarian. Everyone interested in the promotion of local beef farming is encouraged to attend.
Joining the group and attending the local meetings are things that Childress says are very important for local farmers in Edmonson County. "Here's a chance for farmers to be part of something that can help them," he added.
The state KCA, which has over 10,000 members, will be holding their annual convention on January 19-20, 2017 at the Lexington Convention Center. Childress says he plans on going once again as the event is something he really enjoys.
Still need a reason to check out the ECCA?
"We've got some good sandwiches, too," Childress said with a smile.
The local chapter has around 100 members with Royce Vincent serving as president and Jimmy Luttrell as vice president.
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