Note: This column appears in the Wednesday, Aug. 14 newspaper on Page A3.

Happy retirement to my friend Mary Beth Tipton, who retired from the prison at Lucasville where she worked as a nurse.

Congrats to our own Cody Henderson, the new world champ cornhole champion!

It is that time again — Victory Grange needs your help making apple butter. Anyone wishing to help (and get a free lunch!) should call Rick Neal at 740-286-3099. Volunteers are needed at the Hall on Pattonsville Road on Aug. 23 and 24, and also on Sept. 16. If you are out and about at the Festival, donate an hour of your time peeling apples. Great Scout or 4-H project!

The Original Rocket Pizza is coming back to Wellston in mid-September.

No more John Boy and the Morning Café on the radio: now it is Matt McKee and the Morning Crew!

I was saddened to learn of the death of Stacia Allison, one of the most-liked people I know.

Get well wishes and prayers needed for Lee Snyder.

The new policeman in Granville, Ohio, is Dave Yerian’s grandson, Cade.

I enjoyed a visit with Jack and Marcie Shelton home for a visit from Florida.

Thoughts to ponder — I hate when people ask me what I am doing tomorrow. I don’t even know what I am doing right now!

Another thought — Every child in school should be able to get free breakfast and lunch.

Another thought — Being a Christian isn’t for sissies. It takes a real man/woman to live for God. A lot more man/woman than to live for the Devil!

Happy birthday on Sept. 4 to Melissa Davis, Stephanie Bush, Mary Jackson, Kevin Henderson (28), Lyn Speakman, Libby Wyant, Glenn Potter, Tami Smallwood, Corbie Miller, Denise Corbman, Jenny Taylor, and Blake Ritter, and happy anniversary to Terry and Marsha Lloyd, Mike and Kelly Alford (20), and Rick and Karen LaBow; on the Sept. 5 is Steve Lanier, Todd Yates, Garnet Duncan, Randy Farley, classmate Bob Faught, Christine Cox, and Susan Downey and happy anniversary to Gerald and Nora Seitz (55), and Shannon and Nathan Riley (15); on Sept. 6 is Mindy Barry, Estacy Adkins, Todd Barker, Thabitha Russell, Nathaniel McDowell (13), Lorenda Oberholzer, Brice Stepp, and classmate Mike Martin, and happy 50th to Gary and Nancy Argabright; on Sept. 7 is Lloyd Perry, Wayne Tilley, and Lisa Clarkson, and happy 18th anniversary to Kris and Bryan Carter; on Sept. 8 is Ed Yates, Kim Mercer, Hannah Chapman, Moriah Marcum, Wayne and Bill Hamilton, sister-in-law Barb Farley, and Mary Dale Montgomery.; @sydneydawes_95

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