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The Good Lord has taken some good friends to his home

The Good Lord has taken a couple good friends to his home in heaven. They were Burton Smith and Tom Gardner. We will miss these two along with their families, and a host of friends. Both were farmers and knew their farming good.

Memorial Day, Mothers Day, and the 9-year-old

Memorial Day, Mothers According to a recent Gallup Poll only 28 percent of Americans know the true meaning behind Memorial Day. Each war has taken many loved ones but it seems we have become calloused to those personal sacrifices that will impact a family for the rest of their lives.

A tribute to a great older American, Lois Dale Brown

May is Older Americans Month. We are fortunate to live in American and in Clermont County, which is a great place to live at any age. It is an especially great place to live during your later years, if you happen to need a little extra help to continue enjoying the comfort of your own home.

Memorial Day service to be held at Old Bethel Church

Now mark your calendar for the Memorial Day Service at the Old Bethel Church on May 31, here at the East Fork Park. The service starts at 10 a.m. The music will be by the Kinner Express and at 11 a.m. The American Legion will be here at the cemetery to honor the veterans buried here.

The Ole Fisherman will take care of your bee swarms

I am writing this on Monday evening after the Bethel Lions Club meeting, because on Tuesday morning we need to be at the Middle School for election by 6 a.m. The other morning while eating breakfast we were watching a little tufted titmouse gathering materials for it

Clermont Senior Services opens its sixth housing facility

This past weekend was wet and soggy outside, but the halls of Summerside Woods were warm and dry, and spirits were high, as 45 senior citizens began moving into their new home on Summerside Road in Union Township. A grand opening and dedication ceremony is planned for June 29. More details about this event will be provided at a later date.

35th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War

This past Friday, April 30, 2010 marked the 35th anniversary of the Communist victory of the Vietnam War. In my opinion, our military men and women did not lose the war but were actually prevented from winning by our own politicians, the media and many United States citizens and protesters that did not have the stomach for war.

Bullies come in many shapes and sizes

A bully comes in many forms. Your first thought may be the schoolyard bully but as you will read a little later in this article this particular bully may look more like Mr. Rodgers than Bubba.

Tangling with a bobcat at Paint Creek State Park was frightening

Last week I pulled our Scotty travel trailer out Route 50 to Paint Creek State Park for a couple of days. Sunny days in April are a great time to go camping because, except for a few other hardy souls, you have the campgrounds and trails all to yourself.

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