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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Awesomeness Fills Lawrence County Courtroom Thursday Morning

LAWRENCE COUNTY - AUGUST 11, 2022 - Judge Bob Cline conveyed the feeling, and great moment in the lives of four graduates of the Drug Problem Solving Court in Lawrence County Superior Court II, Thursday morning.

From left to right: Shirley Terrell, Michael Osborne, and Kyle Chenault - Michael graduated the program with a quote he used when he began the program " No Stupid People Allowed"

" When you remember the first time you seen an elephant. This is what best describes, today, these four people are living the best part of their lives, now," said Judge Cline. " Awesomeness, this is how I can best describe being here today,"

Lawrence County Superior Court II Judge Bob Cline

However, it was more than a feeling, it was the description of the experience and personal stories, that lives can really change for the better. After hearing their reflection on where they were, and where they are now. These people truly are "AWESOME,"

Congratulations are in store for Danry Pfleider, Kristie Deckard, Michael Osborne, and Austin Hardwick graduated the program.

The program takes about three years to complete for those who enter into the Lawrence County's Drug Problem Solving Court. A few may some setbacks along the way, but with the determination and willingness those who put their mind to it, can really make it.

All four shared their stories of how addiction played in their lives, and finally made their way into the court system. For some addiction started in their teen years, with the escalation into harder drugs, and some turning into dealers.

However, that is all in the past all four are employed, living in homes, and enjoying their lives sober.

All four supported by many family members, friends and with a team of professionals from the court system to get them where they are today.

The Drug Problem Solving Court continues to help those who enter the court system with an opportunity to improve their lives being sober. The four took advantage of this opportunity and are doing well.

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