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 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

Be sure to visit the local museums

Howdy folks!

Last week was a busy one for me. I went over to Jerry’s to get some cedar lumber. He has different kinds of lumber; if you need any give him a call. His cell phone number is 513-200-7564. He has his own sawmill. He sure does a good job of sawing – not thick and not too thin.

When I plane the lumber, it is so easy to go through the planer. I like the cedar. It has a great smell and is easy to work with. Jerry has just about any kind of lumber you may need. He has some walnut that is over 75 years old and is in good condition. If you need that walnut lumber, give him a call. He can take his sawmill to your place. As I said, he has all kinds of lumber, some that has dried for years.

Last week my daughter Pauline, her husband Ralph, and grandsons Ralph, and his wife Kayla, and Curtis, and two great-grandsons took me to O’Charley’s restaurant. The evening was wonderful. Any time you can spend time with your grandchildren is wonderful.

The two great-grandsons were good. Little Ralphie will be having a birthday in the near future. The baby, Leland, likes for you to stand him up and talk to him. He will smile then he tries to talk. Of course, he can’t talk but he gets excited anyway. He is so cute.

Last Sunday, from 1 to 4 p.m., the cabin at the Gauche Park in Owensville was open. There were folks having a picnic in the shelter house so some of them came and took a tour of the cabin.

There were three of the members there: Edna Mae, Maggie and me. These folks read the Ole Fisherman articles and were very excited to have a tour of the cabin. After these folks were told where the cabin came from, a feller knew some of the folks who had lived in the cabin before it was moved.

There is a museum that the Owensville Historical Society has and there can be tours set up if you are interested in history. Come join the group. There are plenty of items to view in the museum and cabin. If you would like to join, give me a call at 513-734-6980. I will get you to the person that will give you plenty of history of the cabin and museum.

While we are talking about museums, there is one in Bethel that is a very interesting museum. There are displays of how to make butter, antique guns and other items. The membership is only $5 per year, three years for $10 or lifetime membership is $50. This museum has been in the Grant Building on the corner lot between state Route 133 and state Route 125. The museum is open on the first and third Saturday of each month so stop and tell the folks that are in charge how you like the museum and join or make a donation.

The hanging baskets I wrote about that I was trying – well they are producing cucumbers. I have picked a couple and there are more setting on. It looks like that might be a good thing.

The sweet potatoes I planted in a five-gallon bucket are sure growing good. I picked the first zucchini this week. The mushmelon plants have some little ones on the plant and lots of blooms.

The “maters” are starting to ripen. I picked two last evening. The Grants are picking maters, cucumbers and have lots of plants yet to sell so go to the one on Bucktown Road off Route 50. The other two are at Milford and on state Route 131 above Williams Corner. They have the big bed of tomatoes there and they are picking plenty of them.

I hope you had a good 4th of July. It was quiet here. I helped at the Kitchen of Hope at the Bethel Methodist Church. We had over 50 folks that came to eat. That is wonderful. They had a good meal. It is good to do the Lord’s work. The folks who work at the Kitchen of Hope are sure in touch with the good Lord and are to be blessed. Thank the Lord for these folks.

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

More later.

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