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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Sept. 11, 2001, the forgotten promises…

On Sept. 11, four passenger airliners were hijacked by 19 al-Qaeda terrorists so they could be flown into buildings in suicide attacks, (also referred to as 9/11). These were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks launched by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda upon the United States in New York City and the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. The attacks killed almost 3,000 people and caused at least $10 billion in property and infrastructure damage. (In ...

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A living sacrifice

As promised last week, this week’s column is about being a living sacrifice.Being a living sacrifice is the key to knowing the will of God for your life, “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: buy be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect...

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Hurry, hurry, hurry!

Although it won’t be official until September 23, summer is essentially over. Vacations are fond memories, the kids are back in school, and it’s time to organize our time so that everything fits in our busy post-lazy-hazy-days-of-summer lives. So, have you purchased your season tickets to make sure you won’t miss any of DCCA’s upcoming outstanding presentations?What’s that you say? You can’t buy season tickets because you don’t know what yo...

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Begging your pardon

Recently the Florence Freedoms made Pete Rose an honorary first-base coach. The Freedoms are a member of the unaffiliated Frontier League and located in Florence, Kentucky. This team also retired Rose’s number 14 during the seventh inning, commanding attention from the press and fans.Personally, I believe this event instigated by the Florence Freedoms was a stroke of brilliance. It causes many of us to again question why after 25 years Pete Rose is still not reinstated to bas...

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Taking steps to remove and replace Common Core

Common Core, an attempt at nationalizing education standards, has been a hot topic in Columbus and the west central Ohio for over a year now. Efforts have been made in the House Education Committee to repeal the standards and or limit the impacts of the Common Core on our schools. Some attempts at limiting the impacts of the Common Core have been successful and are being implemented, but a full repeal of the Common Core has proved a difficult feat.

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Cobalt blue

The jar was blue. It came off the shelf whenever a Loxley girl had a stuffy nose or chest cold.Mom warmed the substance in a pan of hot water then held a towel over the head of the sick girl, allowing her to breathe in the vapors. For further healing, a warm cloth was placed across the sticky stuff when Mom slathered it on her child. Now I’m not saying this was awful. It was, in fact, soothing. Yes, like many of you, I grew up with Vicks in my life.

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SOUL Walk slated for today

This year’s Soul Walk is taking place from 2 to 5 p.m. today at Harter Park in Union City, Indiana.It’s a great way to honor those loved ones who have passed and to celebrate their lives. The event is moving and healing for those grieving.Featured this year will be a raffle; a live butterfly release, weather-permitting and, new this year, lunch will be provided as a fundraiser. The walk has...

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Busy Bee Storytime resumes

With Tri-Village back in session and kindergarten smiles still shining from the ”first timers” it is also time to check the schedule for pre-schoolers. And one fun event is Busy Bee Storytime at the New Madison Public Library. This popular library program renews on Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m. If your little one has not experienced this well planned and active hour, now is the time to let them enjoy the adventures of storytelling.

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Another lesson learned

On the first day of school, Eddy, our third-grader, came home for lunch, looked me straight in the eye, and said, “I’m not going back to that school! No sir. And you can’t make me!”That was quite an outburst from our normally fairly reasonable son, but I was having enough trouble just trying to get back on school days schedule again without making anybody else do anything, so I just looked at him.He continued, “Okay, I’ll tell you why....

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Brave new world

“When a child turns 12 [she] should be kept in a barrel and fed through the bung hole, until [she] reaches 16…at which time you plug the bung hole”—Mark TwainIn the Swensen household, most of our days are predictably banal—cleaning, eating, talking, squabbling, apologizing, eating, hugging, running, homework completing, hollering, asking, answering, eating, investigating, worrying, laughing. And, especially with regard to the amigos, more eating. In th...

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It’s a boy for the Rhodehamel family!

Welcome Zane Rhodehamel! Congratulations to Shane Rhodehamel and Darlene Barga on the birth of their second son, Zane Paxton Rhodehamel on Aug. 18 at 8:35 a.m. Zane weighed 6 pounds 2 ounces and was 18 ½ inches long.He is welcomed home by big brother, Carter Rhodehamel and big sisters, Stephanie and Tiffany Barga. Grandparents are Lora Rhodehamel of Arcanum, Mike and Lisa Rhodehamel of Englewood, and Acie and Marilyn Gambrel of Lynn, Indiana. Great-grandparents are Bob and Lou...

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