Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


December 11, 2012

In Your View

ASHLAND — Today is birthday of crash victim

I have often wanted to respond to certain articles or comments in “In Your View” letters, but I never did. There is such a tremendous divide in this country about religion, morality, financial status, war and politics it is truly sad to see. The Bible tella us in the book of Revelation these things will happen, so we need to be prepared.

This past year something happened in our family’s life you can’t be prepared for. Easter Sunday, April 8, our son, my stepson, disappeared. He was missing for four days before he was found. He was the victim of a tragic motorcycle accident.

He was on his way home on Sunday evening when a deer jumped into him, causing him to wreck. It is as painful today as the day he was found. It is very difficult to see the pain and sadness in the eyes of my wife and daughter and other family members. There is such an emptiness or void that will never be filled.

 Every day he is thought of with love and many happy memories. I write this letter because today, Dec. 11, Buck would have been 40 years old. Today he is celebrating his birthday in a better place with his Lord and Savior and his grandparents who had passed away before him. He had a multitude of friends and some very loyal friends I might say, who have helped us out tremendously throughout the year. We are all very thankful and lucky to have had him in our lives for the time we did.  

So today, we say happy birthday, James Buckley Davis. We love and miss him.

Mark Rice, Ashland


Couponers can help our soldiers

We hope you have had a terrific year and wish you all a wonderful Christmas and  New Year. We thank those who helped us help our soldiers overseas with coupons and also those who contributed monetarily. There are some who have not put return addresses on their envelopes, so we do not know who to thank.

At the close of this year, we will have mailed out more than $200,000 worth of coupons! We thank Independent Lifestyles Editor Lee Ward for getting us started!

Here is a helpful reminder of how to help us out. We thank those who are already doing this. If you need more address labels from us, please let me know.

(1) Do not send restaurant coupons!  

(2) Please total all your coupons. Giving us the total dollar amount of your coupons makes it easier and faster for us to mail.

(3) Please make sure your coupons are no more than two months’ expired.  

(4) Manufacturers’ coupons from the dispensers in grocery stores, your local newspaper inserts and dozens of other places are good as long as those magic words “manufacturer’s coupon” are on them. Please do not send Target coupons.

(5) Please, no rebates. By the time they reach overseas and are sorted, most of them have expired.

Clifford and

Maria Hutchison, Argillite

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