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September is Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month

Oh no! Did someone say the “c” word? What is it about cancer that makes everyone want to run and hide like the person has leprosy or something? We hear so much about cancers these days and as important as Breast cancer awareness is, I wanted to spread some awareness about gynecological cancers.

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Landmark veteran’s legislation

Editor:September 16 is a landmark day for Ohio’s approximately 900,000 veterans of military service. On that day, House Bill 488 takes effect, bringing new levels of valuable support to veterans and their family members who enroll in Ohio’s public colleges and universities.Unanimously approved by the Ohio General Assembly and signed into law this past June by Governor John Kasich, HB 488 will improve veterans’ and service members’ access to higher...

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Broken promise

In 1970 there was a significant election for governor that resulted in the Ohio State Income Tax first being passed. Local real estate property taxes had been escalating due to implementation of the Park Investment Supreme Court decisions that mandated market-sales valuation and uniform percentage assessment.Farmers were especially reeling from this soon to come tax burden along with residential property owners. Part of the trade off when the State Income Tax was enacted was a prom...

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Be inspired!

As many children and parents know, Skippyjon Jones is a little Siamese kitten who lives with his sisters and his mother and often gets into trouble; that’s when the fun starts. For example, after being sent to his room for misbehavior, Skippyjon glimpses a reflection of himself while bouncing on his bed, notices that his ears are too big for his head and his head is too big for his body - so decides he must be a Chihuahua!

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Goals create vision and focus

A dream written down becomes a goal. A goal broken down becomes a plan. A plan backed up by action makes your dreams come true. Therefore a goal without a plan is just a dream.Sounds exciting, as well as simple and straightforward, relatively speaking. However many of us seem to live a life without direction, perhaps even mundane. Could this truly be because we haven’t truly considered what we want from life? Consider if today you were asked what your goals are in life, how w...

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The reality of climate change

Editor:A new world map may persuade skeptics of the reality of climate change. The current Earth Island Journal notes that the prestigious National Geographic Society is changing its atlas to reflect our changing globe.Because of the swiftly diminishing Arctic ice shelf, geographers are constrained to apt acknowledgment. And top-notch cartographers patiently accept the physical actualities.We live amid the consequences of decisions made long ago. We must coura...

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Students promised lots of activity

From the vantage point of my advanced years, I have observed that nature has a way of balancing things out. Which was why, as most people were enjoying the unusually cool summer, I like Cassandra, whom none of the Greeks believed when she warned them about the Trojan horse, was predicting doom and gloom. I knew we would eventually pay for all that comfortable temperature. Sure enough, as soon as school started, the temperature and humidity began to soar!Speaking of balance though, ...

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Sixth child carries on tradition

Last year John started kindergarten reluctantly. As the year progressed so did John until he actually looked forward to going each day. Then as the year drew to a close he became reluctant again.This year John started first grade, reluctantly.He made it through the first day, but the second day his two sisters told me, “John cried in school today. He said he had a stomach ache.” John said nothing. He just looked at me solemnly.The next several days...

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Recycling by way of rummage, yard, barn sales

Rummage sales. Yard sales. Barn sales. It is really quite interesting to go to these types of sales and watch the people. So many people seem to enjoy checking out what is for sale.There are those who shop for themselves, their children or grandchildren. It’s a great way to say money on toys or clothes. Babies and children grow so quickly that their clothing rarely show wear and the selection is usually unbelieveable, especially if you go to the Community sales. Just park you...

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Amish Cook enjoys time with family

Hi to all of you.Summer is rapidly turning to autumn and we will soon be heading back home to Illinois. We have been staying with my husband’s family near Danville, Ohio for the past several weeks. It is cooling off more during the night and the air has more of a fall feel. I’m looking forward to the winter months with a newborn baby. Lord willing. At the same time, I also enjoy fall weather. I especially enjoy picnics and camp-outs. I was delighted the other day when m...

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Fall splendor

Our summer was wonderful with the temperatures and low humidity – then come fair week and we had hotter temperatures than we had in July. The temperatures are now cooler and we can tolerate being outside. It is a pleasant time to get out and let nature inspire you to start thinking about fall and the beautiful colors it brings.We have been to Aultman’s on Horatio-Harris Creek Road where he has wonderful pumpkins, squash, gourds and mums. Our favorites are the Cinderella...

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When you move away

Something happens when you move away. The going home is sweeter, I think. Perhaps because when I returned home, I stayed there in that same house for several nights. Saying good night to Mom and Dad was even more comforting than when I was a kid. Yes, something happens when you move away.Often I am asked how I can remember all the things that I carry around in this silly head. In my mind, I wonder why I would forget them. My days on the farm were each and every one a treasure…...

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Surprise, surprise

I’ve spent a lot of time with my children and my wife, in a wide variety of settings, so I like to think I’ve got them pegged pretty well. Ask me for a one sentence description of each and I’m happy to oblige. Nevertheless, they’re humans, not automatons, so they surprise me once in a while with their behavior or with the choices they make.

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A#’s annual craft bazaar coming in October

Arcanum A# Club (our band boosters’ club) will hold its Annual Craft Bazaar on Oct. 19 in the Arcanum Field House (old gym). This will be in conjunction with the cheerleading competition. They are looking for craft vendors. They will be offering a 10-x-10 space for $25. If you are interested in renting a space, please contact Michelle Blackburn at 937-564-5212 or Maria Moore at 513-403-0604 for more information.

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Let’s roll

It has been 13 years since Sept. 11, 2001.I’m confident that you vividly recall where you were when you heard the horrific news that planes had hit the World Trade Center towers in New York City.

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