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Nov. 12, 2008
Zerger Inducted into Veterans Hall of Fame
War II veteran and former prisoner of war Herman Zerger was one of 20
veterans inducted into Ohio’s Veterans Hall of Fame Nov. 7 at Veterans
Memorial in Columbus. Shown between an Army honor guard, are
Charles P. Clegg, 2007 inductee, Herman Zerger, 2008 inductee; and Governor
Ted Strickland, who presented the award.
Photo by Martha Ackerman
State Representative Jennifer Garrison presented Herman Zerger with a
commendation from the Ohio House of Representatives recognizing his
induction into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame.
It was this writer’s privilege and
honor to attend the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame, Class of 2008, induction
ceremony held Nov. 7 at Franklin County Veterans Memorial in Columbus.
Woodsfield’s Herman Zerger was one of the 20 inductees that included
representatives of armed conflicts from World War II, Korea, Vietnam and
Desert Shield/Desert Storm.
Over 30 Monroe County residents,
which included Zerger’s family and friends, were on hand to witness the
State Representative Jennifer
Garrison presented Zerger with a commendation from the Ohio House of
Representatives recognizing his induction into the Ohio Veterans Hall of
Zerger, a World War II veteran and
former POW, was nominated by Monroe County Veterans Services Director Gary
Lake, whose wife Jean wrote the following narrative from the information
Gary compiled with the aid of Zerger’s niece, Dee Vargo:
“It is with great admiration and the
highest respect that I nominate Herman Zerger to be inducted into the Ohio
Veterans Hall of Fame. He truly is an incredible man and well-deserving of
this honor. Not only is he a decorated World War II veteran and former
prisoner of war, but he has exemplified what selfless service and true
sacrifice is throughout his life as he continued on after his military
service with endless contributions to the community, state and nation.
As a public servant leader, his life
epitomizes impeccable character and radiates the qualities of humility,
honesty, generosity and fairness to all men. He lives his life with endless
energy and continues to be a source of tremendous wisdom and encouragement
to every person he meets. With two main passions as the driving force behind
his active life – serving fellow veterans and serving his fellowman in the
political realm – he has contributed a myriad of accomplishments to his
continual service to the country he loves. Honored and highly respected
locally, statewide and nationwide, Herman Zerger is one of the most
outstanding, unusual people you could ever meet.
His military years are marked with
tremendous selfless service and sacrifice. During WWII in 1942, Herman
enlisted in the U.S. Army and served as a Platoon Sergeant with Rifle Co.
I-141st Infantry, 36th Infantry Division. As a young man, 18 years old, he
fought 300 days on the front line in 31 battles in both Italy and France. He
received a Bronze Star for valor after he took out a German tank that had
his small company pinned down. He cast his first vote (for Franklin Delano
Roosevelt) from a foxhole facing the Germans before being taken as a
prisoner on Feb. 3, 1945 by the SS troops, Hilter’s elite, the same day
sniper and mortar fire pinned down his unit. As a POW, he lived on grass
soup infested with bugs, inadequate clothing, unheated and rat-infested
quarters with very primitive sanitation and no medical care. Torture was
commonplace. He suffered from malnutrition and frozen feet, handling metal
railroad rails with no gloves, pulling the skin
and flesh right off his hands and fingers. And yet, he would do it again
for his country. He returned home in May 1945, weighing in at 100 pounds.
Later, his unit was presented with the prestigious Presidential Unit
Citation, the highest award given to a combat unit.
Upon his return home from the war,
his service to others continued as he worked with his father at Zerger’s
Quarry, the family business. He was instrumental in moving the quarry stone
to provide today’s foundation for Monroe County roads, surrounding county
roads, and state roads and learned the business the hard way – from the
bottom up. Many local people remember the tireless efforts of both he and
his father as they cleared roads in the blizzard of 1950. During this storm,
they worked seven full days, 24 hour shifts opening up snow-blocked state
roads. Later, he became owner and operator of the business and is well known
for his honesty and integrity as he faithfully served the community for 50
years. At the same time, he also served the local community for 10 years as
Special Duty Sheriff under the former Monroe County Sheriff Francis
Sulsberger. It became quickly known to all who knew Herman that his word was
as good as a handshake. It is no
surprise that in 1972, he was elected by the local people for five
consecutive terms, a total of 20 years, as Center Township Trustee.
In 1946 Herman began his 62 years of
selfless service to his fellowman through veteran activities and politics.
Through these two avenues, he discovered the heartbeat that would drive his
future. In 1946 he was elected to the Monroe County Democratic Central and
Executive Committee where he has worked in every election for 62 years. Also
in 1946, he began his involvement with local veteran functions and became
one of the founding charter members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post
5303 where he served as trustee for 40 years, and also the 40&8 Grand
Voiture of Ohio No. 363 where he served as chaplain. From those beginning
days until now, with heart and soul, Herman continually poured his efforts
into selflessly serving veterans and his fellowman through politics. Today,
he influences lives all over the state and nation.
His accomplishments in the political
realm are endless, and his honors are many. Herman has represented the
community interests as Monroe County Democratic Chairman for 45 years. He is
presently honored to be the longest serving and the oldest serving county
Democratic chairman in the state of Ohio. He attends all local, district and
state-level political events. As chairman of the Monroe County Executive
Committee, he attended an Independence Day function hosted by John Kerry and
his wife in 2005. He is continually on the go, averaging 1,000 miles a week
serving others, campaigning in Canton, Columbus and Chillicothe and
continuing in leadership roles at all levels.
Statewide, he is known to be a man of
integrity and impeccable character and has received many honors. Currently,
at the state level, he is serving his eighth term as Sergeant of Arms of the
Ohio Democratic Chairman’s Association and is in charge of the conduct of
the association meetings. He has been personally invited 18 times to the
Governor’s mansion in Columbus, for political events hosted by Governor Ted
In 1987, he was chosen from 88 county
chairmen to be honored as Democrat of the Year at the Democratic State
Dinner. In 1992, he received the State Achievement Award due to his active
role in the democratic process. In 2002, he received the Ohio Democratic
Service award which was given for longevity of time in serving the
Democratic Party for the State of Ohio since 1946. In 2004 he was honored
with a Certificate in Applied Politics from Bliss Institute for his active
citizen participation in the democratic process in the State of Ohio. In
2007, at the Ohio Democratic State Dinner, he was honored guest of State
Senator Brocceria and was bestowed one of the greatest honors of all –
leading a crowd of 2,000 people in the Pledge of Allegiance. He is so well
respected at the Ohio Demo-cratic Headquarters that during campaigns,
bracelets were worn as a reminder with the initials WWHZD – “What Would
Herman Zerger Do?”
Herman Zerger is not only widely
recognized across the state, but he has also earned respect nationwide. Due
to his humble nature, not many people know that a filmed documentary on his
life as a veteran is on record at The Library of Congress in Washington,
D.C. In 2003 he was the honored guest of Congressman Ted Strickland for the
Presidential State of the Union Address in Washington, D.C. In 2004 he was
the honored guest of Congressman Ted Strickland in Washington, D.C. for the
dedication of the World War II National Monument. He has also accompanied
the Ohio Democratic Chairman four times to national meetings at the White
House, as part of a delegation representing Ohio political interests and
veteran concerns during the Clinton administration. He actively campaigns
county and statewide and meets national leaders when they are in the state
of Ohio – Al Gore, John Kerry, Bill and Hillary Clinton, among many others.
As chairman of the county
Democratic Executive Committee, he was named to the steering committee of
the Ohio Veterans for Gore and served as the county coordinator for the Al
Gore for President campaign.
Herman is presently involved in over
17 local, state and national veteran organizations. Nicknamed “Zerg”
throughout his life by all who know him, he is still constantly on the go
every day, serving veterans in the political realm, striving in his selfless
way to make life better for his fellowman. He actively participates in an
average of 12 veteran events each month. He is a founding charter member of
at least five different veteran organizations throughout the state of Ohio.
He has held many leadership positions and currently serves as Trustee of the
36th Infantry Breakfast Club, Junior Vice of the Mid Ohio Valley Ex-POW
Chapter 15, and since 1983, continues to serve as a Lifelong Trustee of
In recent years Herman has continued
to step into new leadership positions of influential veteran advocacy in the
political realm. His wisdom and opinion is continually sought and valued by
state politicians and political leaders. He was chosen as one of five
veterans by Congressman Ted Strickland to serve on his Veterans Advisory
Committee during his campaign for governor. In this capacity Herman gathered
input from veterans all over the state of Ohio to address issues and voice
veterans’ issues and concerns to politicians. He not only serves as Lifetime
Honorary Chairman for the Ohio Democratic Veterans Caucus since 2000, but he
is also one of 12 District Representatives to the newly formed Ohio
Democratic Party Veterans and Family Member Caucus. Recently, he was
appointed District Representative to the Advisory Committee for Democratic
Veterans Caucus in 2008.
Herman’s selfless service and genuine
concern for veterans is evident in everything he does. He is always thinking
of others. No matter how busy his schedule is, he still makes it a priority
to stay in touch with fellow veterans and friends through phone calls,
nursing home visits, hospital visits and by attending funerals of fellow
WWII veterans. Recently, he was instrumental in bringing a new VA Community
Based Outpatient Clinic to Marietta, Ohio, and participated in the
dedication ceremony for the facility. A few years ago he was asked to
present Normandy Invasion medals to 22 Monroe County veterans during a
special awards ceremony held by the county Veterans Services officer. He was
not only a guest speaker to local residents at Westwood Landing Assisted
Living Facility, but he also presented an American flag flown over the
nation’s Capitol to the local Woodsfield Nursing and Rehab Center on behalf
of Congressman Charlie Wilson. Not only does he
play an active role in annual Memorial Day and Veterans Day celebrations,
but he was recently honored as a founding member of the local VFW when he
rode in a Jeep behind the honor guard and American flag in the 2008 WHS
Herman’s friends are a major part of
his life and he keeps in close contact with those he fought alongside in
WWII. Not long ago, he attended a nationwide reunion of the 141st Infantry
Regiment, Co I in Las Vegas. He has returned to Europe five times. This last
time he returned with fellow comrades to revisit battlefields, German
friends and a monument dedicated to his unit – the 36th Infantry Division –
remembering the many sacrifices made by all soldiers. It remains his desire
to return yet again. One of his fellow comrades is presently writing a book
of shared war experiences of which Herman is a major part.
Herman has also authored 28 articles
for the local paper referencing his combat experiences and is presently
working on another for future publication. He has faithfully kept a daily
journal of all his adventures for the last 12 years. He has also been
involved in local civic groups over the years. He has been interviewed by
numerous local papers. He has been interviewed by the local television
station, WTRF 7, Wheeling, W. Va. He has also been interviewed by Denver
Conley of the American Legion in documenting his veteran experiences. In
June 2008 he was featured in a POW special televised in Orlando, Florida.
At 84, Herman is more active than
ever before and his tireless energy and zest for life remain unmatched. His
optimism and positive outlook is contagious and inspirational to people of
all ages. He relates well to young people and speaks on behalf of veterans
to local school students, ensuring their understanding of the historical
significance and sacrifice endured by his peers in WWII.
He seeks to help young people learn
about the democratic process and is the founder and mentor of the Young
Democrat Club in Monroe County, formed six years ago. One of his newest
endeavors is assisting in bringing an Ohio Wilderness Boys Camp for at-risk,
emotionally disturbed boys to Monroe County.
With great enthusiasm and an undying
concern for others, Herman has poured his life into numerous veteran
organizations and politics influencing people at the local, state and
national levels. The innumerable ways he has affected the lives of other
people are far reaching, He has held leadership positions in numerous
organizations. His accomplishments among veterans continue with each new
day. His honors in both the veteran and political realm are many. His
lifestyle epitomized the military values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless
service, honor, integrity and personal courage. His devotion and commitment
to fellow veterans, his depth of concern for all people and his endless
supply of energy and determination against all odds are unspeakable. His
years of selfless service to citizens locally, statewide and nationwide
leave a legacy for the next generation. He is a true veteran to be
Woodsfield Resident is PGA Master Professional
Former Woodsfield resident Jim Swarthout has become one of only 352 Master
Professionals in the United States. He is currently the Regional Manager for
New Hampshire’s Pheasant Ridge Golf Club and White Mountain Country Club.
Jim Swarthout, PGA Certified Golf
Professional, just added one more very important term to his title – Master!
After passing extensive comprehensive
testing in the General Management Certification process in March 2006,
Swarth-out became eligible to work toward his ultimate goal of becoming a
The PGA of America is made up of
28,000 men and women. The Masters program was established in 1969 by the
board of directors. It was organized to recognize PGA members who make
significant efforts to improve themselves as golf professionals and maintain
the highest degree of excellence for themselves and their operations.
Swarthout completed and submitted his
300-page project in General Management in July 2008. The first step of the
process was completed after the project was re-viewed and accepted in
Swarthout traveled to Port St. Lucie
in Florida to the PGA Education Center in October to present his powerpoint
project to a panel of Master Professionals. An extensive question/answer
session followed the presentation.
A few days later Swarthout received
notification that he had earned his Master status and became one of only 352
Master Professionals in the United States!
The son of Jim and Lil Swarthout of
Woodsfield, Jim is a 1987 graduate of Woodsfield High School and a 1992
graduate of Missis-sippi State Univer-sity.
He became a PGA member in 1994 and is
currently employed as a Regional Manager for Pheasant Ridge Golf Club in
Gilford, New Hampshire and White Mountain Country Club in Ashland, New
Swarthout resides in Gilford, New
Hampshire with his wife Michelle and two children Tyler and Ellie.
Advances to Region 23 Final
Dominates Trimble 45-15 in Division VI Semis
Tyler Brooks gains yardage as the Pilots soundly defeat Trimble 45-15 to
advance to Ohio Division VI, Region 23 finals. Also shown are D.J. Duke
(56), Travis Riesbeck (69) and Jordan Clegg (34). River will face
Malvern at Harding Stadium, Steubenville, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m.
Photo Courtesy of the Wetzel Chronicle.
The River Pilots advance to Ohio Division VI, Region 23 finals after handily
defeating Trimble 45-15 at Don Drumm Stadium in Marietta Nov. 7.
A six-year veteran coach, Flannery
and his Pilots are sporting a 12-1 record on the year as they advance to the
Ohio Division VI, Region 23 final Nov. 14. River will face Malvern at
Harding Stadium in Steubenville at 7:30 p.m.
Pre-sale tickets for the play-off
match-up will be on sale at the high school Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.;
Thursday, 8 a.m. til 5 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. til 2:30 p.m.
Flannery’s club held a 14-0 advantage
with 28 seconds remaining in the half when a punt block out of the end zone
and a last-second Trimble touchdown narrowed the lead to 14-9.
The second half was all River. They
chewed up the clock with runs by seniors Tyler Brooks, Jordan Clegg and
Taylor Potts who combined for 318 net yards.
Trimble had not allowed an opposing
player to rush for 100 yards since week one of the 2008 season.
Brooks, an All-Ohio candidate, had
five TDs for 182 yards on 19 carries to lead River.
Clegg added 78 yards, while Potts
added 58 on the ground and 52 more on receptions from his junior brother,
Dylan Potts, who finished with 94 aerial yards on seven completions.
The Pilots’ defensive unit, led by
seniors D.J. Duke and Travis Riesbeck, forced a punt on the opening series
of the game.
On the first snap, Brooks bolted 73
yards for the first TD with 9:12 showing on the clock.
Sophomore place kicker Tanner
Wright was accurate for the PAT to give River a 7-0 lead.
On the Tomcats’ next possession, Duke
blocked a punt which Riesbeck scooped up at the 39. The drive stalled when
an illegal block denied a first down catch at the 15 and the Pilots punted.
On River’s next possession, the
Pilots went 60 yards in 11 plays as Brooks touched the ball seven times and
followed Duke’s 4th-and-goal block from the two-yard line. Wright’s kick was
good for the PAT to make it 14-0 River.
Riesbeck teamed with Duke to force a
punt, but River’s Dylan Potts scrambled for the bouncing pigskin on a
botched exchange from center to recover at his two.
Trimble’s big rush on a punt resulted
in a block out the end zone for a safety and a 14-2 difference at 28
seconds. On the free kick, Trimble went 45 yards to set up a 23-yard pass
which resulted in a TD, bring the score to 14-9 at halftime.
“At halftime, I told the kids we’d
shot ourselves in the foot and this is the time when we show our character,”
said Flannery, “and I thought we fought back from this adversity.”
River opened the second half
gaining ground behind the blocking of Riesbeck, junior guards Jeremy Corrick
and Joey Asturi, Duke, junior tight end Tyler Jeffers and Daniel Starr.
Two Starr catches for 28 yards
culminated in a Wright 27-yard field goal for a 17-9 advantage at 7:46.
Trimble was forced to punt again and
the Pilots went 61 yards in 11 plays as Potts connected with Starr once and
twice for 32 yards to Taylor Potts.
Brooks scored and Wright’s PAT made
On the Tomcats’ next possession,
Taylor Potts recovered a Trimble fumble at the nine yard line. Moments
later, River fumbled it back to Trimble. A Tomcats’ run made it 24-15 at
8:44, but Duke blocked the PAT.
Jordan Clegg ran 48 yards for the
next TD; Tyler Brooks added a TD with a 30-yard run. Brooks finished the
scoring with a 37-yard punt return. Tanner’s kick after each touchdown was
good. Final: River 45, Trimble 15.
CHARLES G. SPEEDY
Charles G. Speedy, 74, Hannibal, died
Oct. 29, 2008, at the Acuity Specialty Hospital, Steubenville. He was born
May 8, 1934, in New Somerset, the son of the late Charles Kenneth and Jennie
Douds Speedy. To view the obituary, sign the guest
register or send condolences to the family, go to www.clarkefuneralhome.com.
ROBERT E. HAMILTON
Robert Eugene Hamilton, 87, died
peacefully in his home on Oct. 8, 2008, in Ventura, Ca. He was born March
28, 1921 to the late Homer L. and Marie Christman Hamilton of Woods-field,
the fifth of nine children.
Claude English, 92, Woodsfield, died
Nov. 5, 2008 at his home. He was born April 6, 1916 in Monroe County, a son
of the late Floyd A. and Minnie Griffin English.
Condolences can be expressed at www.bauerturner.com
Susan Barker, 57, Shinnston, West
Virginia, died Nov. 7, 2008, at West Virginia University Hospitals Ruby
Memorial. She was born April 16, 1951 in Barnesville, a daughter of the late
Claude and Mary Beardmore English.
CHARLES McINTIRE, SR.
Charles Robert McIntire, Sr., 69,
Clarington, died Nov. 5, 2008 at his home. He was born in Monroe County,
March 5, 1939, a son of the late James McIntire and Alice Haslam McIntire
Hugi. Condolences can be expressed at
BERTHA E. ZIGLER
Bertha E. Winkler Zigler died Oct. 26, 2008 in Hospice care at the Inn of
Medina following a three-week illness. She was born Aug. 2, 1923 in
Hannibal, a daughter of Harry and Henrietta Winkler.
She graduated from Hannibal High
School in 1941. Following graduation, she moved to Seville, where she met
and married Harold Zigler on Nov. 9, 1946. They made their home in Seville
until moving to Wadsworth in 2005.
For online register book, obituary, condolences, visit
Susan Barker, 57, Shinnston, West
Virginia, died Nov. 7, 2008, at West Virginia University Hospitals Ruby
Memorial. She was born April 16, 1951 in Barnesville, a daughter of the late
Claude and Mary Beardmore English.
Last night a president for change
towards the right direction was elected.
We are told that the financial
crisis, the two wars, global warming and the past governmental performance
cast the decision for this outcome.
But I believe dedicated volunteers
and hard working voters generated it. People of common decency and respect
for humanity and the world, proved that our country is still a great
democracy, and gave us all new hope.
Robin Bishop and I canvassed Monroe
County for Ohio for Obama, starting in August. We have two observations we
would like to share.
First, it can be very difficult to
find specific houses, even in the more densely populated areas. Many houses
lack house numbers. Many street sign poles lack street signs. Many mailboxes
lack numbers. We understand that local e-squads, law enforcement and mail
carriers already know where people live; they are part of the community. We
also understand that there have been efforts to get houses identified and
marked with numbers. We hope these efforts continue, because the situation
could be catastrophic if there were a widespread emergency.
Second, we spent considerable time in
Beallsville, Lewisville, Clarington, Sardis, Hannibal and Woodsfield. The
last week of the campaign we were joined by volunteers from DC, upstate NY
and Montana. Local residents were sometimes extremely clear in their lack of
support for our candidate, but over a period of three months, talking with
hundreds of people, interrupting people who were busy with other things, we
are so proud of our neighbors. We encountered not a single incident where
we, personally, were treated with anything but courtesy and helpfulness.
This is a wonderful testament to the
character of the people who live in Monroe County, and we want to thank all
of you who were so kind to us and to our out-of-state visitors.
It is pleasant to
see dreams come true, but fools will not turn from evil to attain them.
Whoever walks with the wise will
become wise; whoever walks with fools will suffer harm.
The Hunter Education class will be
held Nov. 17, 18, 19 and 20 in the Woodsfield Elementary cafeteria from 5:30
- 8:30 p.m. This course is required for obtaining a hunting license.
Pre-registration is not required. Students should bring a highlighter.
Students 10 years of age or under must be accompanied by an adult.
Talk about being glad the election is
finally over. Now we can watch TV without the political ads over and over.
The regular ads are bad enough. I heard someone say the presidential
election cost eight dollars a vote. This does not count all the other folks
running for election. They tell us some of our banks and Wall Street are
having a rough time. To top this I missed NCIS on Tuesday evening.
As you go through life you seem to
have any number of things happen to you. Fortunately most are of a good
happening. The excellent write up and stories of veterans in the Beacon last
week are examples of something happening, no way could they be called
pleasant but it worked out OK. They came home alive; many do not. Too often
we tend to forget.
I try to focus on the good things and
put what I consider not so good in the back of my mind and forget.
In church Sunday, we lit candles in
honor of all the families and ministers who had been a part of our church
since its beginning.
Then I had to make a choice after I
watched NFL game day on Fox. As much as I really wanted to listen to Bob
Welsh and his stories and poems at the library, I chose to attend the
dedication of the chimes at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ.
I enjoy listening to chimes. We have
a clock on our mantel that chimes every hour except from 9 p.m. till 6 a.m.
We also have a smaller chime clock that needs a new battery. Maybe I’ll get
around to putting a new battery in it sometime.
The chimes in the church are
computerized and as you might guess they can do everything except two
things. One of them is talk and the other I’ll mention later on.
Paula Frank has spent hours learning
and playing the chimes. What a job she has done. For example, she recorded
the chimes and played the piano at the same time. Talk about chills going up
Different possibilities of the chimes
were explained and demonstrated. The program brought back memories of the
late 40’s while walking to class on the campus of OSU and hearing the chimes
ring out from Orton Hall. Believe me, several times during the program I
came close to breaking down.
As I said I like to hear the chimes.
You folks in Woodsfield who can hear them are lucky, my opinion.
We used to have a lunch meeting at
Hartville with several buddies who were together in the service. I always
tried to sneak back where they kept the big expensive grandfather clocks and
listen to them chime.
The chimes are complicated and can do
things you might not expect. For example, near the end of the program, it
was explained that cards were available that contained songs of all types of
music. Just insert the card and the chimes ring out as long as you might
Well, a redneck who had slipped in to
listen, to what he thought was bells, asked, “Is there a card for country?”
I guess not, judging from the reaction. Oh well!
I still would like to hear “Turkey in
the Straw” or “Alabama Jubilee” or maybe even “Boil That Cabbage Down”
played on the chimes.
It was an afternoon to be remembered.
Veterans were also honored by Paul Ring’s band playing all of the songs of
each of the armed services. Those who had been in the service or had a
relative in the service were asked to stand and be recognized.
I mentioned redneck a little earlier.
Most of us have heard or repeated a redneck statement somewhere along the
line. Something like, “You might be a redneck if you own three hound dogs
and a billy goat.”
We laugh at redneck jokes, but hey,
I’ve lived some of those jokes and I don’t think it caused me any harm.
Maybe made me a better person.
As I talk with several folks one
topic seems to come up. What is our country coming to with all of the things
happening? Maybe there is a new breed of redneck that has developed.
What do you think? You might be a
redneck if: It never occurred to you to be offended by the phrase, “One
nation under God”.
You might be a redneck if: You never
protested about seeing the 10 commandments posted in public places.
You might be a redneck if: You still
say “Christmas” instead of “Winter Festival” or “Holiday Season.”
When you read the paper or watch some
of the happenings on the national media, you begin to wonder what kind of a
world are we leaving for our grandchildren?
I guess you know by now if the River
football team is still rolling along. Wouldn’t it be great if they could
roll right along to the state finals? Go Pilots!
One last thought: If you didn’t read
the experiences of the veterans in last week’s Beacon, go back and read it.
Be a good Redneck. Attend church
Bible readings: (Mon.) Psalm 46; from
Philippians (Tues.) 1:3-11; (Wed.) 1:12-18; (Thurs.) 12:19-26; (Fri.)
1:27-30; (Sat.) 3:17-41; (Sun.) 4:2-9.