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Still rockin’ after 47 years

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It was a trip back in time for nearly 10,000 music fans packed into the Riverbend Music Center on Wednesday night, there to see and hear the music of two bands who have stood the test of time as well as any. REO Speedwagon and Chicago are spending the summer of 2014 touring together and for those in attendance on Wednesday, it was money well spent.The two groups made their names with hit after hit in the 70s and 80s but their show on Wednesday proved that they have not skipped a beat over all those decades.

 

Gelter-West reunion set for Aug. 31

The Gelter/West reunion will be held Sunday, Aug. 31. Those who attend should bring dinnerware, a covered dish and any pictures to share with the group.Serving begins 1 p.m. in the annex of the Macon Church of Christ.

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Hopewell site deserves UNESCO nomination

To the Editor:The UNESCO World Heritage Site program is considering three historic sites in southern Ohio for designation as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These sites are Fort Ancient, the Hopewell Culture National Historical Park and the Newark Earthworks.Within the tourism industry, recognition as a World Heritage Site is the equivalent of winning four stars for a restaurant or an Olympic gold medal for an athlete. Having the Hopewell sites listed would...

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A surprise in the leaves

As I finished up weeding the hillside next to the house last week I was surprised by something moving in the leaves of the groundcover. I was relieved to find a most unusual insect – a walkingstick! I had just been talking to someone about not seeing any Praying mantis or Katydids so far this summer and then this little walking stick appears.

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Mosleys to celebrate 65 years

Lawrence and Gladys Mosley, of Ripley, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Aug. 25.They were united in marriage at the Austin Baptist Church, in Austin, Ind.Their family included, children and spouses, Charles and Karen Mosley of Tuolumne, Calif.; Debbie Mosley of Ashland, Ky; Donnie and Phyllis Mosley, Kelly Mosley, and Jennifer Polley, all of Ripley; three grandchildren, Beth Mosley of Natomas, Calif.; Madyson Spears of Ashland, Ky. and Chandler Polley of Rip...

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New Faith UMC to host community picnic

New Faith United Methodist Church, located 5452 Marathon Edenton Road, in Marathon, will hold a community picnic in the park for residents of Perry and Jackson Townships.The event will take place beginning with 11 a.m. worship at the park shelter, followed by the picnic, music, games. There is a play area and a walking track.This is a free event for local township residents.

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Mystics to play Concert on the Square

The dynamic four-man singing group, The Mistics, from Cincinnati, will perform a free concert 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, in front of the historic Brown County Courthouse in Georgetown.Free outdoor concerts in Georgetown are a long-standing tradition, going back to the 1970s. South Main Street will be blocked off, and the audience is invited to place lawn chairs and blankets to listen to the music.The sponsors of this concert are Brown County Judges Margaret Clark, Scott G...

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No BCGH retiree meeting this month

There will be no Brown County General Hospital retiree breakfast meeting this month.

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Veterans Home Volunteers to host golf outing

By Brian Durhambdurham@civitasmedia.comSARDINIA - The Ohio Veterans Home will be hosting a four person scramble golf tournament on Sept. 6 at the Whiteok Golf Course between Sardinia and Mt. Orab. The cost is $75 per person and includes golf, lunch, dinner, and prizes for the winners.

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MO Lions to host Ben Houser Memorial Golf Scramble

Mt. Orab Lions Club will sponsor the Ben Houser Memorial Golf Scramble at White Oak Golf Club. The golf club is located 5510 Tri County Highway, in Sardinia.Registration will begin 9 a.m. with a shotgun start 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20.The cost for a team of four is $200. The cost to sponsor a hole is $100. A golf cart sponsorship will be $40.Proceeds from the event will go toward improvements and projects within the Mt. Orab and Western Brown area....

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Did Bigfoot take the port-a-let?

Really haven’t had much time lately to write a column. You know I have been chasing Bigfoot and all…That really was an interesting program the Brown County Public Library put on at the Gaslight Theater. Just shy of 200 people showed up to hear all about the hairy, smelly creature.There’s a story in the Thursday News Democrat if you want to read about what happened.I know, you want to know what I think about Bigfoot.Well, I...

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Toastmasters date correction

Brown County Toastmasters will meet 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, with speeches starting promptly 6:30 p.m. Toastmasters is an international organization known for helping people develop their public speaking skills.Guests are welcome to come to meetings to see what Toastmasters is all about. For more information, email colonialfence@frontier.com. Editor’s note: Originally this ran with an incorrect date - please note the correct date.

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Here’s credit 101 for your college freshman

To parents with a freshman entering college this fall: You’re probably expecting to shell out major bucks for tuition, room and board and a million other necessities over the next few years. But before you send your kid off, make sure you share one gift likely to steer him or her along the road to financial security – a sound understanding of how credit works.You probably learned the hard way yourself that young adults encounter many unfamiliar expenses – and temp...

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Antique tractor dreaming, it could happen

What does it mean to be an antique machine? Some say that anything dating prior to 1960 is antique, others say that anything older than twenty five years is considered an antique, but by this last reckoning, all of my children are now antiques. I wonder … what could that possibly make me?Our blue Ford 4000 tractor dates back to 1966. I was 12 years old when it rolled off the factory line. I was living in the city, playing in a small back yard covered with slate flagstones and...

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Avoid expensive errors when paying for college

By Jim HoldenIt’s just about Back-to-School time again. If you have young children, you might be hustling them to the store for backpacks and binders. But if you fast-forward a few years, you can envision driving your kids a little farther — to their college dorms. And when that day comes, you’ll want to be financially prepared. So you’ll want to avoid making costly mistakes when preparing for, and paying, those big bills. Here are some of the most common of...

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You can lead a kid to vegetables, but you can’t make her eat

I was active in advocating for school lunch reform at the time. The bill became law shortly after I published a book on U.S. food policy. It seemed like such a perfect solution: Fix school lunch and you improve the diets of millions of kids instantly. You also help the next generation develop healthy habits for life.Kids who eat breakfast and lunch at school eat nearly half their week’s meals in the cafeteria. Kids who just eat school lunch consume nearly one quarter of their...

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Experts: Russian ban won’t hurt Buckeye State farms

COLUMBUS – A ban announced by Vladimir Putin on American food exported to Russia will have far less economic impact on our nation’s farmers than it will on the consumers in Russia itself, according to an international trade expert at The Ohio State University.“Was I surprised by the announcement? Nothing he (Putin) does surprises me,” Dr. Ian Sheldon said Thursday just hours after the announcement was made in Russia.Sheldon is the Andersons profes...

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Thousands attend OVAMS

GEORGETOWN — Thousands braved through the rainy, muggy weather to attend the 2014 Ohio Valley Antique Machinery Show from Aug. 7-10.While no numbers have been released, multiple directors of the Ohio Valley Antique Machinery Show LLC called this year’s event a “record year,” with participation from all across the region, as well as the participation of chapter six of the National International Harvesters Collectors Club.“The weather was fabu...

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