Bethel United Methodist Church Nov. 14 opened its doors to the community with the Kitchen of Hope. Volunteers invite people in need of a hot meal to come join them each Saturday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. for a “come as you are” free sit-down hot lunch. Brenda Braden, the originator and leader of this outreach said, “I saw a need for this outreach and felt God asked me to do it.”
Bob Proud, President of the Clermont County Board of Commissioners, was present at the Jan. 21 meeting of the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities to administer the Oath of Office to members for the 2010 calendar year. The Clermont DD Board uses its January meeting to reorganize by accepting nominations for officers and to determine the date, time, and location of future meetings.
The Centers for Disease Control reports that suicide is the second leading cause of death among 25-34 year olds, and the third leading cause of death among 15- to 24-year olds.
The Monroe Grange will meet at 7 p.m. Friday Feb. 5. Following the meeting there will be a program then snacks, which each member will bring something to share, and share in the fellowship.
The Bethel Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the U.S. Grant Memorial Building on Monday Feb. 1. This will begin with a catered meal, then the meeting, finalizing plans for the upcoming Pancake Breakfast at the Bethel Tate High School from 7:30 – 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13.
Approximately 45,000 first half 2009 real estate tax bills are in the mail to taxpayers without bank/mortgage company escrow accounts said Clermont County Treasurer, J. Robert True. The deadline for payment is Feb. 10.
Happy 90th birthday to Mrs. Elsie Minnick on Feb. 9, 2010. Elsie graduated from Mt. Orab High School and was a teacher and principal in the Williamsburg and Forrest Hills Schools You can send her a birthday card c/o P.O. Box 69, Marathon, Ohio 45145.
The National Society of High School Scholars has announced that Batavia High School student Jaclyn Crouch has been selected for membership. Crouch is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Crouch of Batavia. The society recognizes top scholars and invites only these students who have achieved superior academic excellence. The announcement was made by NSHSS founder and chairman Claes Nobel, a senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes.
Ohio Agriculture Director Robert Boggs presented a certificate of recognition to Clermont County Agricultural Society for the completion of an outstanding 2009 Fair season. Virgil Burroughs accepted the certificate on behalf of the fair board.
According to Feeding America, the largest domestic hunger-relief organization in the United States, at least 10 percent of the children in each state, or 12 million children nationwide, suffer from hunger. Hunger affects nearly every community. Almost 12 percent of rural households and nine percent of suburban families struggle with food insecurity.