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8 I MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012 The Sentinel-Echo I www.sentinel-echo.com Teamsters prepare for new growing season BY MAGEN MCCRAREY Howard stood along a tree-line with a handful of locals who weren’t drivClods of earth in Cold ing a team, reveling at the Hill were interrupted rare sight that brings back Thursday by teams of memories of growing up mules tilling soil for spring in southeastern Kentucky planting. Utterances like and using mules as a way “gee,” “haw” and “whoa” of life to plant and sow echoed through fields of crops such as corn, tobacsprouting dandelions. co, wheat and oats. “We are just all friends Gill Russell said his getting together and havfather earned 50 cents a ing work days, play days, day with a team of mules, whatever you want to call for plowing and dragging them,” said Wendell Benge, timber out of the woods. a teamster driving a team Russell said it’s easy to of mules. spot a well trained pair of Benge’s “papaw” taught mules because of how they him how to plow a field glide through a field with during his summers off ease and grace. school, and he has loved it In those days, most mule ever since. He received his pairs would work 10 to 12 stout pair of mules when hour days, everyday. they were six months old. Thursday, the mules Today, they are a five-yearworked from 10 a.m. to 4 old hard working pair. The p.m. PHOTO BY MAGEN McCRAREY mules work, but it’s all “What a day now,” Charlie Thompson led his “red team” of mules across a freshly tilled field to break them in for the season. play for Benge. Benge said, as he yelled “I wouldn’t work a lick out “whoa” pulling on if I could afford it. I’d play the reins to his team of with them everyday,” he two sweat-glossed mules the Laurel Trails Saddle Club. tion since the introduction of motorsaid. “When we were young’uns growing named Lester and Earl. ized vehicles such as tractors. But Mules were popular in the South the tradition is still carried out by en- up, this is what we did,” said Howard from the 1800s to the early 1950s, but MMCCRAREY@SENTINEL-ECHO.COM thusiasts like Benge and his teamster Ramsey. “This is the way we farmed were ruled out of the farming equaeverything.” friends, many who are members of Staff writer Arrests Mar. 25 Susan Taylor, 41, 6384 Barbourville Road, London, serving a bench warrant for court Mar. 26 Josh Asher, 26, 3163 Pine Top Road, London, serving a bench warrant for court, two court Edward C. Cosgrove, 23, 1867 Lily Road Lot 8, London, serving a bench warrant for court, two counts Donovan B. Engle, 21, 1102 Cassidy Road, London, serving a bench warrant for court Eddie Eversole, 25, 46 Hensley Road, East Bernstadt, theft by unlawful taking/dispensing — all others; serving bench warrant for court Randall Farthing, 46, 27 McWhorter Road, London, remanded from circuit court; serving a bench warrant for court; trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense Linda B. Hall, 47, 724 Hall Hollow Road, Hulen, Ky., operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc., first offense; possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle prohibited Deborah Hibbitts, 42, 122 Hibbitts Lane, London, serving a bench warrant for court Sean D. Hinkle, 27, 2200 Dinsmoore Drive, Lexington, public intoxication of controlled substance, excludes alcohol; possession of marijuana; drug paraphernalia — buy/possess Jonathon S. Martin, 20, 34 Brandon Drive, Corbin, federal prisoner held — in transit/court/serve out Marissa N. McConnell, 19, 1200 Corbin Manor Apartments, Corbin, serving a bench warrant for court Lauren E. Noel, 23, 4685 Collinswood Drive, Lexington, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc., first offense; possession of marijuana; drug paraphernalia — buy/ possess Travis L. Owens, 30, 220 East Fourth Street, London, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc., first offense; license to be in possession; no/expired Kentucky registration receipt; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, first offense; failure to produce an insurance card; failure to wear seat belts Michael B. Phelps, 21, 150 Harold Reams Road, London, third-degree criminal trespassing; seconddegree possession of a controlled substance, hallucinogen Mar. 27 Christopher Blackwell, 35, 3902 Barbourville Street, London, second-degree hindering prosecution or apprehension; second-degree disorderly conduct Dean Blackwell, 62, 3902 Barbourville Road, London, second-degree hindering prosecution or apprehension Shanda Caldwell, 37, 2010 Ky. 90, Corbin, remanded from district court Brandy L. Charboneau, 32, 102 Corn Cemetery Road, London, probation violation for misdemeanor offense Joseph L. Ferrell, 30, 294 Spur Henslow Road, Calvin, Ky., serving a bench warrant for court, three counts Randall Hess, 27, 1622 Fariston Road, London, receiving stolen property under $10,000 Lisa Lawson, 35, 305 West Third Street, Corbin, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/ security, first offense; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc., first offense; owner to notify clerk of residence/name change Kevin D. Lee, 35, 68 Sunset Lane, Corbin, remanded from court Tabitha G. Lovins, 25, 697 Gregory Branch Road, Manchester, alcohol intoxication in a public place, first/second offenses Priscilla A. Lovins, 25, 697 Gregory Branch Road, Manchester, alcohol intoxication in a public place, first/second offenses Christopher L. Mason, 24, 310 Laurel-Whitley Road, Corbin, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug unspecified; serving bench warrant for court, two counts Joshua W. McKay, 30, 114 Turner Loop, Gray, speeding 15 mph over the limit; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc., aggravated circumstances, second offense Noel D. McQueen, 50, 266 Collins Lane, Corbin, serving a bench warrant for court, two counts Brian L. Moore, 351 Park Hills Road, Corbin, parole violation Kraig T. Musick, 41, 2528 Philpot Road, London, alcohol intoxication in a public place, first/second offenses Curtis W. Scalf, 27, 1773 Hopkins Cemetery Road, Lily, probation violation for felony offense Scott A. Smith, 27, 554 Smith Brewer Road, London, fourth-degree assault, domestic violence, no visible injury Jonathan Wagers, 31, 747 Roy Black Road, London, second-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug unspecified; third-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug unspecified; public intoxication of a controlled substance, excludes alcohol; prescription of a controlled substance not in original container, first offense Wesley R. Whitman, 25, 212 Penical Road Apt. No. 201, Rosehill, Va., serving a bench warrant for court Tammy J. Williams, 48, 136A Boring Drive, London, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc., second offense; failure to notify an address change to the Department of Transportation; operating on a suspended/revoked operator’ license; serving a bench warrant for court Mar. 28 Roxanne M. Witt, 33, 781 Robinson Creek Road, Lily, serving a bench warrant for court Tonya L. Blankenship, 32, 105 Myrtle Blankenship Road, Stopover, Ky., operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc., aggravated circumstances, first offense; endangering the welfare of a minor; possesssion of marijuana; serving bench warrant for court Stephen Eversole, 31, 34330 Umbrella Road, Webster, Fla., first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense, methamphetamine; possession of marijuana; third-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug unspecified; serving a bench warrant for court Whitney M. Greer, 20, 3025 Summer Springs, London, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc., second offense; driving on a DUI-suspended license; disregarding a stop sign; no/expired registration plates; no/expired Kentucky registration receipt; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, first offense; failure to produce an insurance card; excessive windshield/window tinting Daniel I. Grim, 22, 451 Bowling Branch Road, London, serving a bench warrant for court Marty Napier, 32, 300 Reams Lane, London, serving a bench warrant for court, two counts Jeffrey C. Shortridge, 27, 3028 Summer Spring, London, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc., first offense; license to be in possession; careless driving Taylora D. Smith, 22, 965 Ky. 149, Manchester, first-degree terroristic threatening Flora D. Westfelt, 21, 68 Gumm Road, London, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense, methamphetamine; possession of marijuana; third-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug unspecified Roxanne M. Witt, 33, 781 Robinson Creek Road, Lily, serving a bench warrant for court To Subscribe, Call 878-7400. I’m Alive.. because someone like YOU joined the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry At 3 months old, Katie’s parents noticed the whites of her eyes were turning yellow. Katie would not survive without a liver transplant. 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Clark, 44, 678 Mill Pond Road, Manchester, second-degree controlled substance endangerment to a child; drug paraphernalia — buy/possess Vada Collins, 38, 1546 Corn Fork Road, Prestonsburg, serving bench warrant for court John S. Cox, 19, 3461 King Arthur Drive, Lexington, speeding 17 mph over the limit; possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle prohibited; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc. under 21 years of age Kelli L. Harris, 26, 32 Beechwood Terrace, London, leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid or assistance; operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc., aggravated circumstances, first offense Paul D. 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