It was a rainy day here in Wise. I laid around and worked on resumes. My uncle received his first chemotherapy treatment today. It went well and as of this evening he was feeling a little weak but not sick. He needs our prayers. I am going tomorrow to put in more applications for work. No word today on anything and nothing new in the paper. I am keeping my hopes up but it is hard. I have several offers from other towns but I would have to move there to make it work. I want to stay here if I can and God willing.
IN THE NEWS:
I watched Bill O’rielly interview Mikey Moore this evening. I came to this conclusion. Moore hates Bush and will blame him no matter what the facts are. All he has to stand on is that there were no WMD’s in Iraq. Who cares about the bad intelligence Bush was given, who cares about removing Saddam, who cares about helping women and children. I believe any man given the information he was given, and after the attacks on 9/11 would have acted the same way. After 9/11 Bush could not take the chance. Moore would not even admit Saddam harbored terrorists. Bush lied! Where was he during the Clinton era? Why is he not calling foul on Kerry and his documented flip flops. Kerry received the same info the president did, and he voted to go to war. Oh, that’s ok. Go figure.
I had written about seeing a body Sunday morning. Well he turned out to be a friend from high school days. Now the story.
(From the coalfield.com
The body of Jody Ray Owens, 40, was found on the side of Coeburn Mountain Road on Sunday morning, after suffering head and chest injuries following a fall from a high embankment.
Police say Owens had been traveling with Leroy Lester Carico, 54, down Hall Mountain Road around 11:40 p.m. Saturday night, when their car nearly collided with a cruiser driver by Wise County Sgt. Russ Martin. Martin swerved out of the way, then doubled back to pull the car over. Carico was alone in the vehicle. Carico allegedly told the deputy that Owens had jumped out of the car just before Martin pulled them over. The deputy had not seen a passenger in the car when he first passed, so he did not know whether to believe Carico. Carico was arrested for driving under the influence, police said Monday. On Sunday morning, the sheriff's office received a call that a body had been found lying beside Coeburn Mountain Road. It was determined that the body was that of Owens, who had apparently fallen off an embankment.” It’s tragic that the subject jumped out of the car like that," Sheriff Ronnie Oakes said Monday. "They'd been drinking and partying. . .that was the reason this whole thing occurred.” The body was sent to the chief medical examiner's office in Roanoke for an autopsy to determine the time and cause of death. Oakes said the investigation is continuing.
Jody was a classmate and friend. We partied together many times back in school. I had not seen Jody in a while, but I knew he was still there, on Pole Bridge Road, acting crazy and having a good time. When I would see Jody and ask what he had been up to, he would say, "still out on Pole Bridge."Jody signed my year book “ Keep on partying Kilo” I gave up the partying, but Jody never did. I will miss seeing him at the fair and at football games. Some how it feels odd knowing Jody is not there any more. Pole Bridge will never be the same. God Bless