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

Crappie tournaments begin in April

Howdy folks.

We lost another angel to Heaven last week. I went to the funeral on Monday morning, the visitation was from 10 a.m. until noon then the funeral. This was at the Nazarene Church in Bethel. This lady had a great family – several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Folks remember—“You preach your funeral the way you live your life.” There was a big crowd and the burial was at the Williamsburg cemetery. Then there was a fine meal for the family and friends. This is a time to remember about how she lived. During the service her son, Terry, gave a eulogy about his early life at home. There were two boys and one girl. Terry told how his mother and dad I guess were kind of strict when they were growing up. Terry picked up a paddle his mother used on them. If she used the paddle your name was on it. He said they wondered why his dad’s name was on the paddle – wow. The three ministers who gave a talk were very impressed with this lady. The Nazarene minister, Rev. Scott, gave the message and it was a fine message. After the message when folks were going through visiting the folks – when I shook his hand – he said this message was for you too since it was just a little over a year since Ruth Ann had died. The folks at the Nazarene church are so fortunate to have Reverend Wade and his lovely wife to minister to their church. Now on Wednesday evening his wife is directing the community choir. The lovely lady I have been writing about is Elvira Adams. She lived in Williamsburg. This lady was like Ruth Ann she always had a big smile for everybody. On the celebration of life was, “I’m free, Don’t grieve me for now I am free, I’m following the path God laid for me. I took his hand when I heard him call I turned my back and left it all.”

I was talking to Mike at the Boars Head Bait Shop in Afton this morning. He said he and grandma were down to Golden Corral on Tuesday and a lady came over to their table. She really was glad to see Mike’s grandma. She has read so much about her and finally got to meet her. This lady spent several minutes talking to them – especially the queen– Mike’s grandma. She is a very lovely lady. Mike is so fortunate to have her.

Mike gave me the schedule for the Crappie tournaments they will be have this year. The first one is April 17, and then May 15, June 5, June 19, Aug. 7, and the championship for the year is Sept. 17 and 18. Now on Aug. 6 the Boars Head Bait Shop always holds a special event for a special project to raise money. This year the event is for Parkinson’s disease. The time is noon to 7 p.m. If you go you can speak to grandma.

While I was writing this article I heard a noise and the propane truck was here. I buy from Lykins. The propane in the tank was at 40 percent. The driver filled the tank to 80 percent. I grew up with the Lykin’s boys at Newtonsville. Their dad and mother were fine folks – they were farmers when I first knew them. Then their dad started a station in the Newtonsville area – they are good people.

I had to go get a new belt for the sweeper this morning – the old one broke. So while I was down toward Amelia, I stopped and got some more seed starters at Walmart. I needed to have a new spare tire. It seems the one I had for the truck – it just disappeared, so Bethel Marine got me a wheel and put a tire on the rim and then helped put the tire back on the truck.

I had an invitation to go to Windy’s world in Williamsburg. I always enjoy being there with them. Those folks there at the store are a very interesting group and it’s an interesting place. While there a woman was weaving a rag rug – another one sewing the border around a quilt. The folks who own the store are very strong Christians.

I filled the bird and squirrel feeders last Saturday so on Tuesday morning the feeders were empty. I have a big bunch of Cardinals and when the snow is on everything, the red Cardinals sure look pretty.

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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