Opinion Archive

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.

The Ole Fisherman had a busy week

The busy time still continues here at the Rooks

Event to help abused children to be held May 30

Mark your calendars for April 30 at the Receptions Center East, 4450 Eastgate Blvd. This event helps the abused and neglected children of Clermont County. This is a wonderful program and the service this group do for children.


Last week we drove down to Knoxville, Tennessee to spend a few days with our good friends Bob and Sharon. As we pulled out to come home Friday morning, I suggested to Yvonne that we take a scenic loop up through Big South Fork National Recreation Area, and get on I-75 at Williamsburg, Kentucky.

God works in mysterious ways

We have all experienced situations in life that come full circle and I believe some of those situations are clearly Gods work. I would like to share one such life changing experience that came full circle and without my control. The experience centers on a former Batavian and Veteran that I will explain later.

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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.

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