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Perception is often reality

Somewhere in Afghanistan one of our fighting men and women may have just had a life changing experience. Perhaps this particular soldier was a squad leader and was involved in a horrific roadside bomb explosion that seriously injured him while taking the lives of two of his men.

Nothing like the real thing

It was the summer of 1959 when I was 11-years-old when my mom, dad, two brothers, one sister and I piled into the old family car and went to the Starlight Drive-in Movie. I vividly remember sitting out under the stars and watching a war movie called

A close encounter with the security officials

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The Ole Fisherman takes items to the Fair

We just got back from the fair, putting items in the Floral hall and the Multi purpose building.

Ruth Ann shares a recipe with readers

As I write this column, it is raining some.

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I stopped by the Batavia farmer

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I hope your tomato plants are doing better than ours. We have seven nice looking plants, but the blossoms have been slow to set. We finally have a lot of thumbnail size tomatoes coming on, but only seven that will ripen within the next couple of weeks. We did all the things we always do, like planting them in a sunny location, and fertilizing each plant with a handful of homegrown compost.

Thank Heavens for the spelling Angels!

The Literacy Council of Clermont & Brown Counties recently held its 18th annual Spelling Bee competition, and as we have for most of those 18 years, Clermont Senior Services participated in the competition.

Some reflections on the history of growing older

With coffee cup in hand I sat down on the back porch last Saturday morning, and flipped on the radio. It was 6 a.m. and the NPR station was broadcasting the news live from the BBC in London. I started to change the station but then heard a guy talking about the science of growing old so I listened in.


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