A crowd gathered around the steps of the County Courthouse at noon Thursday, May 6 to celebrate the National Day of Prayer. Thursday’s observance marked the 39th year Americans have gathered together to pray for the nation’s leaders, protectors, children, and community. Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud was the emcee for the event and he [ Read More ]
The Cedar Trace Golf Club in Owensville hosted a fund-raiser Saturday, May 8 for the Troop Box Ministry, an organization that sends monthly gift boxes to American soldiers. Founded by Diana Lawrence and Jean Johnston of Hamersville, the group has been active since 2001 and now sends 75 boxes each month to soldiers who are far from home.
The Village Association of Batavia has presented its April Property Improvement Award to local cabinet maker Ted Ramos for the extensive remodel of the home at 500 North Riverside Drive. Ramos bought the home with his son Gabriel Ramos who was deployed to Iraq and wanted a project to invest in while he was overseas.
A crowd gathered around the steps of the County Courthouse at noon Thursday, May 6 to celebrate the National Day of Prayer. Thursday’s observance marked the 39th year Americans have gathered together to pray for the nation’s leaders, protectors, children, and community.
“On Memorial Day, we reflect on the service and sacrifice of those who have died to preserve our freedom,” said Board of Clermont County Commissioners President Bob Proud. On this Memorial Day weekend, a solemn ceremony will be held at the Union Township Veterans Memorial Park, paying tribute to those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.
One high school student from Batavia High School is honored at the first meeting of each month during the school year. These students live their lives in a manner that exemplifies the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self”. Ashleigh Henson was honored as the club’s Batavia High School “Student of the Month” for May 2010.
The 2010 SkillsUSA Ohio State Championships gathered nearly three-thousand members and advisors from career training programs throughout Ohio, including 20 members of the Grant Career Center SkillsUSA Chapter. The 58th annual Skills Championship was held at the Ohio State Fairground Complex in Columbus, April 23 and 24.
UC Clermont College has created a new position to serve veterans, naming Jeff Bosworth as the academic director of veteran affairs. The Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 or the new GI Bill has been hailed as the most extensive educational assistance program for veterans since the original GI Bill was signed into law in 1944.
The Board of Clermont County Commissioners has proclaimed the month of May as Foster Care Month. In making the proclamation on May 10, 2010, the BCC recognized the valuable and extraordinary contributions of foster families who show unconditional love and support for children in crisis.
Mercy Clermont Hospital presented 16 Hospital Guild volunteers with the Presidential Service Award at the Guild’s annual recognition banquet. The award, signed by President Barrack Obama, is presented to volunteers with more than 4,000 hours of service. The recipients are, from left, Marge McCollum, Florence Smith, Harris Wright, Charles Bailey, Dorothy Jones, Geraldine Meinhart, Grace Bailey, Robert Eisen, Karen Klysz, Ester Meadors, Viola Sibert, Annabelle Neal, and Marjorie Webb. Not pictured were Charles and Molly Bostic and Oscar Morrison.