Believe me, I am not a fan of politics. I, myself, am in favor of whoever and whatever is for the good of the people.
This year’s campaign seems to have everyone on edge and disgruntled, but I say put it in God’s hands. Pray that it will be run honestly and that the best person wins and continues on with his/her term in a respectable manner.
It’s too bad things went as far as they did in the race for U.S. President in 2016. Hopefully, voters will give deep thought to the candidates and issues they see on the ballot this year and take their right to vote seriously.
Bringing up the flaws of the opponent doesn’t get anybody anywhere and this year, especially, messed it up for those considering either side. How do voters know what’s true and isn’t? If they’re like me, they don’t have time to investigate every issue or every person or every accusation.
Yet, people keep on with the mud-slinging, whether the accusations are true or not.
What a cruel nation we have become. How are our children and grandchildren going to handle future elections after listening to this year’s bantering of the candidates and their supporters?
I love this nation and want to continue with our freedoms, which means that some laws that have come to be need to be reversed, taking things back to the way they were…back to the basics.
I’m nobody….but please do what’s right in your heart when you go to the polls Tuesday. I don’t want me or my family and friends to live in fear.
I just happened to see this on a post on Facebook a little bit ago: “If all Republicans were like Reagan and all Democrats were like JFK, this country would be going places.” Sounds good to me, but then, like I said, I’m not a political person.
Hopefully our new President will love God, love America, love us and do what’s best for its people. (As I am finishing this on Wednesday night, Tim McGraw sings his song “Humble and Kind” in the background on the Country Music Awards. It won song of the year. How appropriate. This song inspires me so and hope it does all Americans on Election Day.)
• The Treaty City Senior Dances will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Mondays at the VFW Post on North Ohio Street in Greenville. Cost for admittance is $3 for singles and $5 for couples. Music will be provided by Tom Everhart.
• The Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 7084, Union City, Indiana, will be having a bake sale on Sunday from noon until sold out. Items will include candy, cakes, cookies, coffee cakes, breads, cheese cakes, brownies, cupcakes, pies and Scotcheroos. Proceeds will go into the auxiliary’s cancer fund.
• Upcoming events at Ansonia American Legion are: Wing Night from 6 to 8:30 p.m. with euchre from 5 p.m. until close on Nov. 9; the free Veterans Day bean supper, with serving at 5 p.m. and drawings at 6 p.m. on Nov. 11; the steak fry from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 12 at $13; Jennifer’s Burritos from 5 to 8 p.m. for $7 on Nov. 18; and the OSU vs. Michigan football game Nov. 26 (bring a covered dish and bar opens at 11 a.m.).
• The Ansonia United Methodist Church will be hosting its annual Election Day dinner on Tuesday from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
• The Cancer Association of Darke County (CADC) is having its “A Holiday of Hope” Poinsettia sale, with an order deadline of Nov. 21. Cost is $12 for a six-inch poinsettia and $25 for the 7 1/2-inch ones. Payments are due with order, with checks being made payable to the Cancer Association of Darke County. Pick-up dates will be Dec. 9 from 1-5 p.m. or Dec. 10 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Hannah’s Garden Center, 5411 U.S. 36-East, Greenville. Those wanting more information may contact the CADC office at 937-548-9960, or drop by the CADC office at 1111 Sweitzer St.
Happy birthday to:
• Nov. 9 to Tom Magoto Jr., Danielle Keiser, Corvin Farmer, Don Delaplane, Linda Johnston, Mary Francis, Mikey Shoenleben and Rob Widener.
• Nov. 10 to Jan Knapke, Teresa Knapke, twins Dennis Shiverdecker and Diane Shiverdecker Zumbrink, Shelly Hoffman, Alysha Jenkins, Greg Wendel, Kaylee Hartrum, Jacob Erwin, Ray Donadio, Bridget Swabb Ashley, Lillian Leedom, Kelly Barga, Jeff Clack and Deanna Best.
• Nov. 11 to Marge Harman, J.D. Clymer, Deanna York, Kristy Randall, Deanna Best, Michael Mullens, Candy Stump, Sharon Henry and Kelly Brandon Goodwin.
• Nov. 12 to Mary Mestemaker, Maxine Hamilton Alexander (70), Krista Klipstine Spence, Shannon Young, Paul Smith, Dorothy Bubeck and Bobby Leeper.
• Nov. 13 to Kitty Henson Rapier, Gwen Hurd, Jill Beam, Michael M. Lyme, Janie Goines, Lesley Smith Fourman, Richie Black Jr., Adam Kunk and Beth Cline Turner.
• Nov. 14 to Berley Branham, Jeannette Unrast, Cordell Hunt, Nikki Klingshirn Hiestand, Davey Fitzgerald and Al Bliss.
• Nov. 15 to Ryan Carpe, Marabeth Null, Karen VanScoyk Gibboney, Randy Mayo, Chuck Minnich, Doug Lyme, Haleigh Luce, Betty Henderson, Gary Brown, Jeremy Pepper and Ryan Bayman.
Happy belated birthday to: Sandy Welch and Dylan Burnfield, both on Oct. 29; Hillary Moody on Nov. 3;
Happy anniversary to Rick and Emily (Rhoades) Clark on Oct. 30.
Happy belated anniversary to Chuck and Sandy Miller on Oct. 31.
Don’t forget to pray for: Tom Brumbaugh Jr., Pastor Don Brode, Scott Clark, Steve Schafer, Tom Hawkins, Roxanne Reichard-Grant, Chris Young, Greg Moody, Robin Grice, Connie Apple, Jodie Glick, Ron Kreitzer, Kohen Thwaits, Jerrod Pratt, Keith Starks, Scott and Judy Stahl, Dawn Oldiges, Judy York, Lowell Elsass, Linda Johnston, Stacy Dorko, Tracy Bailey, Shannon Peters Hall, Jack Riegle, Bruce Knick, Aiden Turner, Brody Wilson, Terri Martin, Marie Rieman, Carol Bollheimer, Roger McEowen, Lara Brunner, Al Bliss, Tim King, Gary Poor, Clinton Linebaugh, Layna Best, Jean Eastridge, Justin Ungericht, Alishia Clark Funk, Glenna Curry, Mike Bale, Phyllis Gibbons, Rosemary Wetzel, Angie Young Noggler, Kenny Borger, Mary Marshall, Jenson Fullerton, Gary Reier, Carmen Sanders, Michael Allen Clark, Elmer Long, Anthony Joyner, Shirley Mead, Harry Moody, Jim Moody, Linda Subler, Shelly Hoffman, Betty Grimes, Kathy Magoto, Dean Brewer, Lisa Hall, Tammy Shapiro, Ken Martin, David Magoto, Phil Clark, Sonny Hunt, Don and Nina McDaniel, D’Arleen Waymire, Pappy Harshman, Delores Duncan, John Klipstine, Elsie Svajda, Dave Sherman, Sue Chitty.
Also, Phil Chilcoat, Christine Pipenger, Paul Barton, Terry Ungericht, Gracyn Blackburn, Robert Codling, Dave Starline, Bob Hiestand Jr., Kathy and Tom Hamilton, Joanne Sharp, Ivan Miller, Cindy Elson, Cary Van De Grift, Dina Dancer Morris, Teresa Mayo Amspaugh, Tina Kiser Deaton, Tonia Thompson, Fred Monnin, Stephen “Brownie” Brown, Nate Epperson, Brad Pipenger, Faye Schlecty, Sheila Reed, Bill Beasley, Steve Cunningham, Kody Ketring, Bob and Sandy Finkbine, Kevin Dickey, Joe Martin, Brenda Grimes, Margaret “Peg” Bundy, Kevin Hemmerich, Penny Starns, Tim Heck, Vanna (Hannam) Abbott, Addie Henderson, Barb Morrow Zimmerman, Samantha Smith, Todd Walls, Ron Kramer, Dana Holzapfel, Kara Didier, Carla Welch and Bill Schuette.
And, pray for all those others who suffer from the many debilitating diseases, and may God bless all of our military people serving and protecting this nation, as well as rescue, fire and law enforcement personnel who put their lives on the line to protect us.
Jamie and I sincerely extend our condolences to the families of: John Widener, Betty Cole, Patricia Pax and John Schlebo.
Think about it: “Obama can’t save us. Mrs. Clinton can’t save us. Donald Trump can’t save us. The only one who can change the heart of man is the Lord.” — Benjamin Watson
Linda Moody is a staff writer for The Daily Advocate. Her column appears every Saturday. She can be reached at email@example.com.