Western Brown youth basketball camps a success Leto to represent Team USA in Australia Broncos hard at work in preparation for fall season Eastern approves bowling team Phyllis Ruth Lois A Manley Eddie L Carr Thomas L Carnahan Cameron Barkley Walter J McGee Gary J Graham George D Johnson Walter F Crawford Jr Charles E Meranda Jr Corbin testifies before Ohio Senate Five arrested in Hamersville drug bust Neil Diamond tribute band coming Hyde finds home at Midway Youngsters work to improve on hoop skills at Eastern basketball camps Sizer named All-District Honorable Mention Western Brown’s Barnes earns All-State, All-District honors Local players compete in SWOFCA Ron Woyan East/West All-Star Game 6th annual Ravye Williams Memorial 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament set for June 24 Clarence E Teal Rosie B Poe Monard C Boots James P Conrad James T Dinser Scott J Swearingen Eastern’s Farris earns award for top 2-point field percentage in Ohio Georgetown’s Seigla earns All-District honors OHSAA announces 2017 football regions and playoffs format Western Brown volleyball camps a success with over 100 in attendance Rigdon finishes high school running career with 10th place finish at state track and field championship meet Grace E Fite Women return to county jail as funds start to run low Georgetown Council takes action on vacant structures Veterans honored in Mt. Orab John McGee Timmy Burson Patricia A London Mary J Hall Kenneth R Behymer Western Brown’s Joe Sams commits to Marietta College WBHS to hold girls youth basketball camp Huseman signs with UC Clermont Day to continue baseball career on collegiate level at UC Clermont Western’s Pack signs with NKU WBHS to host youth boys basketball camp Eastern’s Rigdon, Hopkins are STATE BOUND James Ratliff Robert P Lesko Armstrong sentenced to twenty years on child porn possession charges Russellville hires new Village Clerk Russellville Council approves purchase of two ambulances FP School Board changes millage funding formula Thirteen charged by Brown Co. Grand Jury Local athletes advance to track and field regionals SBAAC awards baseball, softball, boys track and field First Team all-stars SHAC awards baseball all-stars Lady Broncos finish as SW District Div. II runner-up Lady Warriors cap off season as SE District Div. III runner-up Impressive post-season tourney run reaches end for Lady Rockets Rose M Crone Thousands visit Traveling Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Wall Strategies discussed to join Maysville/Mason County KY with Brown Co. communities for economic growth Road and bridge work planned in county Linda M Lawson Margaret G Newkirk Gregory R Dunn Sandra L Haitz Wesley A Cooper Everette F Donell Lady Broncos move to SW District Div. II finals Lady Rockets top Cincy Christian 22-1 to earn berth in district finals Lady Warriors head to SE District Div. III finals with win over Gallia SW District Track and Field Tourney action gets underway Russell E Conn Robert T Fisher Philip L Paeltz David Beals Gregory A Smith II William G Mullinnix Patricia Ogden Brittany Stykes remembered by friends and family 2018 county budget could be cut by up to ten percent Georgetown Police Chief updates council Over 40 vendors, crafters at 2017 Annual Craft Show Cropper’s time as GHS girls basketball coach expected to end after 21 years at the helm Barnes’ perfect game and big hits lead Lady Broncos to round one sectional win Broncos advance in sectional play with win over Mt. Healthy Kenny B Williams Stephen E Marcum Christopher J Lovett Brandon M Traylor Gaslight renovations set to begin Ripley students view mock crash at school ‘Angela’s Curbside Cuisine’ taking area by storm Fisher sentenced to 17 years for child porn possession Fundraiser for Russellville 200th Celebration May 6

This was a very busy week

Howdy folks!

It looks like this week will be a busy one for me. Today I talk to the seniors at the welcome Center. I do this every second Tuesday of the month. I really enjoy visiting with them. They seem to be happy when I talk and visit with them.

Last Saturday was a busy day. The Kinners picked me up at 6:45 a.m. then went to the World Harvest Church at Canal Winchester. The Kinners’ daughter, Claire, was inducted into the honor society. She was selected to be a member of the Cardinal Crest Membership. It is based on being scholarly, leadership, service, character and citizenship. The young lady is very active in her young life. She graduated from the eighth grade. The other young lady, Grace, graduated from high school—Ohio Virtual Academy. There were 400 students that graduated that day. The church where the event took place held 5,000 people. I have never been in a church that big – it was beautiful. After we left there they dropped their children off at the 4-H camp at Clarksville. Then they took me to meet my daughter and son-in-law to go to a 50th wedding celebration at the Maple Ridge Lodge in Cincinnati. These two folks, Mort and Barb, have been friends of Ruth Ann and me since we attended the 20–20 program several years ago. There was a big crowd there and the food was extra good. They did some celebrating of the past and present. The band played and there was dancing. We sure enjoyed the event.

On Sunday after church my daughter Deb and son-in-law Bob took me over in Kentucky to meet some folks and have a meal at the DeShas restaurant. This restaurant was several miles above Maysville and we had a fine meal. After we ate we went back down to Maysville to visit some of the homes the fellar and his wife are rehabbing. I was very tired by the time I got home so Chester could lay on my lap. This day was for me, it was my birthday.

I had to stop writing to put more dry food in Chester’s bowl. When he can see the bottom, he thinks I should be putting more dry food in his bowl. He is spoiled I think.

The whole weekend was wonderful. I have a wonderful family thank—God for them. When I got the Sunday Sun, there was an article in the paper about a young man who is walking across the United States. He was raised in Hawaii. This is a spiritual and emotional journey. He left Point Pleasant Beach in New Jersey. He has walked 600 miles through Washington DC, Maryland, West Virginia and now in Ohio. He has 2,400 miles to go. He is most looking forward to seeing the Grand Canyon and Colorado. I hope and pray he makes it. He has a cart he keeps his tent and other things in—that is like Steve Newman had when he walked around the world.

Sherry’s Pay Lake on Slade Road last week had some visitors from Hyde Park, seniors who came fish in the lake. Some were in wheelchairs and caught some fish. They come the first week of June. Gary said one lady caught a nice catfish and you could hear hollering all over the lake. That sounded like my mother when she caught a fish. There were probably 20 people, 10 to 12 were in wheelchairs. Gary and Sherry, who own the lake, welcome the seniors every year. That is a wonderful thing to do so the seniors can have something to look forward to. Thanks Gary and Sherry – God bless you both.

I had the pleasure of going to the Northeastern Lions Club dinner and installing two new members—I enjoyed that very much. Thanks Northeastern Lions.

Start your week by going to the house of worship of your choice and praising the good Lord. God bless all.

More later.

George Rooks is retired as a park ranger for Eastfork State Park. He can be reached at grrooks@yahoo.com.

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