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New Members Appointed To Blue Ribbon Bear Board

This article first appeared in issue 10, and was written by Ed Waggener.

MIKE MANN. On the management team at his father's restaurant, he is the one who championed alligator steak for the menu, and he was the first to report the Mike Younger bear spotting.

OLENE MILES, retired from Community Trust Bank in Campbellsville and can now devote full time to the Bear Board. Ms. Miles will watch for bears at Holmes Bend Boat Dock, on Golden Parker Road, West Egypt Road (Tree Tunnel Road), and around Charity Baptist Church-more generally, the Jericho area served by the late Jim Riall's store. Her reports will be carried in a later issues.

J.W. HENDERSON, contractor and former NRA employee, and brother-in-law of Tommy Giles, is taking the Tater Cave Ridge Road area in the Chance Community. "Bears hibernate in the cave," he says.

RYAN MONTGOMERY. The youngest bear board member. Ryan is three years old, but already knows the wilderness around his Oak Grove Road like another Buck Campbell, and is usually armed so that, he says, "I can shoot monsters if they jump out of the Tv or out of my dreams." Ryan also has super powers and a pretend cape. His super powers are used only for those purposes he chooses. When asked to do some things, he replies, "I'm sorry, my powers won't permit that." And that's that.

JACKIE MONTGOMERY. Well acquainted with the bears on the New Mexico countryside west of El Paso. Prior to moving to Oak Grove Road, Ms. Montgomery lived in the wilds of Knott County, where cougar and bobcats menaced the area. Trilingual, Mrs. Montgomery speaks English, teaches Spanish, and understands Kentucky dialect.

LLEWELYN HORTILLOSA, M.D. Noted psychiatrist, one of which was definitely needed by the bear board. He will report bear sightings in the country club area are reported. (Laugh, but Walker Store Road is less than 4 miles away, and a bear was sighted there)

JEAN CRAVENS has volunteered to watch the area from the Hoosier Dome east to Market Square Arena, West to West Street, and south to Bargersville, and east to Hope, Indiana.

JAMES WOODY. So many people believed that James Woody would never be known for anything greater than to share the glory of having brought the first dairying to Adair County way back in the 1900's. In reality, that is no small fame. That and the fact that Judge Delzina Belcher has made him an honorary Harlan County Coal Miner qualify him for the Bear Board.

Applicants should contact any bear Board Member.

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1996-12-14 - Photo Staff. BEAR BOARD DEAN GARY COOMER, brother-in-law Loren Bennett, and Bear Board Member in charge of the Green River Sector Tommy Giles, review Bear Board Bible, the Kentucky Wildlife Resources pamphlet, "Black Bears in Kentucky," to confirm that the cubs Mr. Bennett saw were really bears.This item first appeared in Issue 10 of the print edition of Columbia! Magazine.
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1996-12-14 - Photo Staff. BEAR BOARD MEMBERS J.C. LASLEY, left, and GARY COOMER, right, welcome new member Mike Mann.This item first appeared in Issue 10 of the print edition of Columbia! Magazine.
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