Virginia L McQuitty Practices get underway for fall sports Jays soon to begin quest for SHAC title Western Brown to hold Meet the Teams Night and OHSAA parent meeting Aug. 8 Norville F Hardyman Carol J Tracy James Witt Hundreds of Narcan doses used in 2016 Heavy weekend rain causes flooding and damaged roads Child Focus hosts Chamber of Commerce meeting Mary F McElroy Broncos out to defend SBAAC American Division soccer title Bronco 5K to take place Aug. 5 EHS volleyball team ready for new season Michael C Cooper Raymond Mays Harry E Smittle Jr Mary A Flaugher Western Brown’s Leto excels in Australia Rockets ready for 1st season in SBAAC Paddling, hiking activities available at Ohio State Parks SB Warriors get set to hit gridiron for 2nd year of varsity football Scotty W Johnson Glenna V Moertle Ricky L Hoffer Ruth E Ward David A Watson Janet L Dotson Vilvie S King Steven C Utter Cropper joins Fallis at Bethel-Tate Local kids find success in world of martial arts 13th annual Bronco 5K Run and Fitness Walk set for Aug. 5 Teams compete in memory of Randy Fulton Mike W Smith Roger Helton David A Borders Timothy E Argenbright Joseph W Sherrill Frances K Pedigo Cecil N Graham Sawyers charged in sex for heroin plot Group demands changes at ELSD Blanche Malblanc Pauline L Kirk Over 70 take part in 11th Joe Myers 5K Classic Lions Club 4th of July Festival brings outdoor fun to Ripley ODNR reminds visitors to swim safe this summer Changes in high school track and field/cross country rules include school issued and approved uniforms Betty L Philpott Judy B Williams Billie J Russell Remembering Ravye 25 attend volleyball camp in Fayetteville Western Brown hosts Pee Wee Football Camp Eugene L Baumann Kids enjoy a ‘Touch-a-Truck’ event in Mt. Orab New police chief takes over in Fayetteville BC Chamber moving forward on 2017 SummerFest Two killed in wrong way crash in Mt. Orab Jack Hamilton Charles L Glover Maxine M Stires 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

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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

2016 News Democrat