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Our animals are a joy to us

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Thank you for helping to make a difference

From time to time a personal story comes across my desk about an older person we are helping. These stories often bring a smile to my face or a tear to my eye, as I

Musical held at Bethel United Methodist Church

The musical at the Bethel United Methodist Church, last Sunday evening was wonderful and the crowd was big, over 400 peopleattended. After the music the church had cookies, fruit, veggies, lunch meat and cheese and folks sure enjoyed the music, snacks, and visiting with their friends.

Fifth annual

Last Saturday evening American Legion Post 72 in Mt Carmel was rockn

Politicians don

The bully pulpit has long been used by people in position of authority and especially by the President of the United States. Typically, the bully pulpit offers great opportunity and influence for a given cause or argument. I raise the issue of the bully pulpit as it pertains to veteran


Last Tuesday we went to the Grants Greenhouse and Farm and got some seed potatoes. They got in six skids of them. Now I don

Trees are there for little boys to climb

While walking in the backyard with our grandson last weekend he asked me to help him climb a tree. He is only 3-years-old so I could understand he wanted to be sure that Grandpa had a firm grip on an arm or leg as he stretched to reach a limb above his head and pull himself to a secure perch all of six feet off the ground.

Do our veterans really have any political clout?

Our country has approximately 24 million armed forces veterans out of a total population of approximately 308 million American citizens. Ohio has approximately 970,000 veterans and Clermont County has about 16,000 veterans.

VA has claimed a backlog since 40s

President George Washington once said,

Employers should consider hiring military veterans

As many of the returning veterans begin their civilian life they find a new enemy that is very devastating both financially and emotionally. The new enemy is unemployment! Imagine coming back from a tour(s) of duty in Iraq or Afghanistan to discover your financial situation has been turned upside down.

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