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Feb. 7, 2008 Edition

< Donate to VFW Operation Uplink

Members of the State Highway (ODOT) Chapter 5600
union donated $1,000 to the VFW�s Operation Uplink.
The program provides pre-paid phone cards to
active-duty military and hospitalized veterans. This
money went to the military personnel deployed to
Afghanistan. Shown are, from left, front: Alonzo
Wilson, Commander of Post 5303; Tony Chappell, state
worker; VFW member Jim Clift; Gary Betts, state
worker; back: state workers Terrill Wickham, Josh
Williams, Dammond Harmon, Mike Brown, Rex McConnell
and Post 5303 senior vice Roger Elliott. Photo
by Martha Ackerman

by Martha Ackerman
Staff Writer

Operation Uplink - "Until they come home, we'll bring
them voices from home."
American soldiers deployed to Afghanistan are
benefiting from the generosity of state highway
workers from Monroe County.
Members, 20 in all, of State Highway Workers (ODOT)
Union Chapter 5600 donated $1,000 to Operation Uplink.
The donation was made through Woodsfield VFW Post
5303.
Operation Uplink, sponsored by the Veterans of
Foreign Wars, provides free pre-paid phone cards to
active-duty military personnel and hospitalized
veterans.
Thousands of troops have been deployed, many for a
year or more. Operation Uplink lets these men and
women keep in touch with their loved ones as they
struggle with the hardships of being so far away from
home.
Launched in 1996, VFW Operation Uplink has
distributed thousands of phone cards, many to military
personnel in Afghanistan and Iraq.
As money becomes available in the local state highway
workers� union chapter, members decide what charitable
organization they would like to support. This year it
was a unanimous decision to donate the money to
Operation Uplink.
"We want to support those guys all we can," said Josh
Williams.
In 2006 VFW Operation Uplink began hosting "Free Call
Days" throughout Iraq. On special holidays like
Independence Day and Christmas, troops can call home
at no charge from more than 200 Internet cafes for a
full 24-hour period.
For more information on the the program, log on to
VFW Operation Uplink.

<Buckeye Hills Agency on Aging Funds Senior Center Wish List

Employees preparing meals for the Monroe County home delivered
and congregate meal programs include from left: Debbie Stephens,
Laura Kuhn and Dee Hutchinson.

GMN employees served over 17,000 meals to
Monroe
County
ís senior citizens in 2007. Shown
with the new kitchen equipment from left are Senior
Center Site Manager Alice Piatt; GMN Tri-County
Executive Director Gary Ricer; driver Max Clegg;
and Michele Hollins, Senior Services Director.
 

 

 

 

Members of the Monroe County Council on Aging and
staff at the local Senior Center were ecstatic at a
year-end wish list being granted with funds from the
Buckeye Hills Area Agency on Aging in December. The
Monroe County Senior Center is a place where
individuals can gather, socialize and enjoy
activities, lunch and events throughout the year.
Nutrition services include home delivered and
congregate meals.
"We received over $5,300 in equipment for the home
delivered and congregate meal programs in Monroe
County," said Michele Hollins, GMN Tri-County Senior
Services Director.
"One of the new services we will provide with the
equipment and ice machine is a mobile salad bar
offering," said Hollins. "We also purchased equipment
to help make the home meal delivery process easier for
staff."
GMN Executive Director Gary Ricer noted that the
Monroe Senior Services receive 68 percent funding
through the Buckeye Hills Area Agency on Aging
programs. "We are pleased that the program is now
operating without deficits and employs 16 full- or
part-time employees. It serves as a "one-stop" program
for seniors across the county."
In 2007, the Monroe County program provided 12,191
home delivered meals and 5,329 congregate meals to
county residents. It was noted that recipients
provided over $28,000 in donations for these meals, an
average of $2.10 a meal - this is above average for
other rural counties.
"Monroe is a proud county, they take care of the
senior citizens and the residents support our services
well," added Hollins. "We are very proud that senior
service levies have always passed with voter support."
"The donations provided through the AAA will save
local Council resources for other needs throughout
2008," said Alice Piatt, Senior Center Manager.
Members of the Monroe County Council on Aging include:
Jean Ackerman; Monroe County Commissioner Francis
�Sonny� Block; Walter Burkhalter, president; Elsie
Butler, Carol Cope, Margaret Dalrymple, Van Morris,
Ruth Paine, Betty Weber and Arlene Winland as well as
Ricer, Hollins and Piatt from GMN.
Buckeye Hills Area Agency on Aging is planning for
future needs and promoting independence, dignity,
health, and well being for individuals 60-plus and
their caregivers throughout the region by contracting
with service providers dedicated to delivering the
highest quality service available. AAA8 is also the
area's administrator of PASSPORT services, a
cost-effective, in-home alternative to nursing home
care for Medicaid-eligible Ohio residents age 60 and
older.
For more information on the AAA8 nutrition services
call 740-373-6400 or 1-800-331-2644.

<Commissioners' Meeting
by Arlean Selvy
Publisher
An update on services for senior citizens was
presented at the Jan. 26 meeting of Monroe County
commissioners, who also received a letter asking that
the resignation of the EMS Association director be
reconsidered. Discussed also was the proposed move of
county court offices and a salary increase for its
clerk.
Gary Ricer, GMN Tri-County executive director,
Michele Hollins, senior services director, and Gwynn
Clifford, Buckeye Hills - Hocking Valley Regional
Development District, spoke to officials about the the
county's senior program.
"Monroe County is very generous," said Hollins. She
said it boasts the highest donations per meal in the
eight county Agency on Aging area. According to
discussion, all seniors wishing to be served, are -
there is no waiting list for meals.
Congregate meals (meals served at the senior center)
in 2007 totaled 4,816 in Clarington and Woodsfield;
Donations averaged $2.05 per meal. "That's excellent,"
said Hollins, who also commended her staff and
volunteers for the 825 in-kind hours given to the
program
Home delivered meals totaled 10,641. Donations for
these averaged $1.43 per meal.
Funding for the various meals comes from a Buckeye
Hills senior meal program, Buckeye Hills Area Agency
on Aging program, Monroe County Job and Family
Services, levy monies and donations.
Information was also submitted concerning other
senior programs including transportation, medical
escort, homemaker, Alzheimer homemaker/respite, and a
new service referred to as SCSEP, formerly known as
Green Thumb.
Ten Monroe Countians participate in the program. They
work at host sites throughout the county earning $7 an
hour, 20 hours a week, while being trained for
unsubsidized employment. According to Ricer, SCSEP
puts over $72,000 into the county. He noted the senior
citizens are the most dedicated workers.
Dave Kuhn, coordinator of the EMS Association,
submitted a letter asking that his resignation, as
coordinator, which he submitted Jan. 8, be
reconsidered. In his letter, he wrote, "After
attending several meetings with you and the EMS
association, I feel that we have come a long way to
better understand the concerns facing both the EMS
system and the county."
He said the association has been working hard to
improve service and help where they can to ease the
financial problems facing the county.
Commissioners took no action with regard to Kuhn's
request. It was suggested the request be discussed in
executive session. However, no session was called.
In another matter, also noted in the letter read by
Kuhn, he said, "As you and the rest of the community
witnessed [Jan. 25], the need to keep [our current]
EMS system in tact was shown by the awesome job
performed when faced with a tragic situation. When
they were put to the test, they passed with an A plus.
You should be as proud of them as I am," said Kuhn.
"It showed that the endless training and dedication of
these people has paid off. You would never get this
kind of community response or compassion through a
private EMS service."
Kuhn noted that three Monroe County squads, Antioch,
Beallsville and Woodsfield, and a Belmont County
squad, Somerton, responded to the accident involving a
school bus and a car. The driver of the car was
life-flighted and later died of injuries suffered in
the crash.
The squads were commended for their work at the
scene. Commissioner Francis �Sonny� Block told Kuhn,
�My heart goes out to you guys ...� when they are
faced with situations such as the fatal crash.
In another matter, Kuhn noted that the association
continues to work on a contract proposal. On a motion
by Commission President John Pyles, the board agreed
to extend the 2007 contract until Feb. 29.
An executive session was held concerning personnel
with regard to disciplinary action. Included in that
session was Ronda Piatt, county dog warden. Officials
took no action concerning the session.
County Court Judge Jim Peters and Brenda Roberts,
clerk, spoke to officials about a pay increase for
Roberts. The judge told commissioners his clerk has
had no raise since 2005. He made note that she has
been with County Court for seven years and, due to
the cost of living, is making less money now than when
she started. He noted too that the court's caseload
has increased significantly and continues to increase.
"Ninety percent of the work gets done by the clerk and
deputy clerk," said Peters, who commended Roberts for
her work. "It's hard to explain the disparity in
salaries," said Peters when noting the pay of other
clerks. Discussed briefly was the possibility of using
money from county court's special projects fund on a
temporary basis.
Commissioners indicated they will give the request
consideration.
Judge Peters said a uniform pay policy is needed by
the county. Commissioners agreed.
In another matter, Peters spoke briefly about the
proposed move of his office from the third floor of
the courthouse to the first floor. The move would
entail revamping the commissioners' office to be used
as a courtroom. Peters said he will talk with his
architect and submit a proposal
Wayne Forshey, a former member of the airport
authority, approached commissioners to discuss the
airport authority.
He was questioned about his reason for asking to be
on the agenda. Forshey said it was to discuss the
appointments to the airport authority and asked why
Larry Fisher is still on the board.
Commissioner Pyles said he would entertain a motion
to listen to Mr. Forshey.
There was no motion and Pyles asked him to leave
unless he had another question.
Forshey did, and it also was about the airport.
"Not here - not now," said Pyles, noting he would not
hesitate to push the alarm and bring the sheriff to
the courthouse if Forshey persisted.
"You will answer, and you will answer in public,"
declared Forshey as he left the meeting.
Drew Dimmerling, courthouse custodian, reported on
items to be placed in an auction. The auction is being
held by the village of Woodsfield and the county plans
to place a number of items, including chain saws, a
chipper, and various other items, in the auction. The
event will be held March 13 beginning a 6 p.m. at the
Woodsfield Fire House on Airport Road.

< Warm the Children Donation Dollars at Work in District

These smiling faces show just how much new coats and
boots are appreciated by Warm the Children
participants. Sara, Shaun, Shyann and Rebecca Stimpert
were introduced to the program by the Head Start
teacher. "Thanks to everybody for donating to the
program. It's nice to know people care," said Betty
Stimpert. Donations may be mailed to: Warm the
Children, c/o Pandora Neuhart, 40189 Gun Club Rd.,
Woodsfield, OH 43793.

The smiling faces of children are special rewards for
the many people who donate to Warm the Children. Most
people do not see these smiles, but the volunteers do
and it warms their hearts.
Each year Monroe County Beacon readers are asked to
donate to Warm the Children and the response is
incredible. Warm the Children provides new, warm,
winter coats and boots to children of needy families
in the Switzerland of Ohio Local School District.
The program, which is sponsored by the Monroe County
Beacon and Woodsfield Kiwanis Club, is supported by
donations from churches, organizations and
individuals. Every dime of every dollar donated is
used to Warm the Children. No administrative fees are
deducted; all administrative and advertising fees are
borne by the Beacon.
Woodsfield resident and Monroe County Auditor Pandora
Neuhart serves as volunteer coordinator of the
program. At the beginning of each school year,
registration forms are taken to each of the schools in
the district. Teachers and school administrators
identify the children in need. Parents are asked to
fill out the form and return it to the school. Forms
are also available at the Beacon office, located on
East Court Street in Woodsfield.
Volunteers meet the children and their parents to
shop locally. All the money stays in Monroe County,
making it a win-win situation for the child, their
parents and local merchants.

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<Our Readers Write

Dear Editor,
I�m writing in response to the letter to the editor
in the Jan. 31, 2008 edition of the Beacon. The one
where the lady had to file a law suit against the
school district.
I just wanted to say Kudos to Mrs. Hupp! It take a
lot of guts to do what she is doing. To go through all
she has and still be able to stand and fight for not
only her rights but to fight so fiercely for her son.
I am very proud of what she is doing.
Why wouldn't I be, she�s my daughter, and she is
right, what she does now may very well help children
of the county down the road. It�s a shame that any
child or family should have to deal with autism, but
we should all try to make it easier on any family that
does.
Nobody would openly choose that life for their child
or themselves. I just want to say good luck, Jackie!
You have more support than you think, don�t give up!
Helen Scott
Quaker City

Dear Editor,
In response to the letter written by the lady with
the autistic child, that had to file a federal law
suit against the school district, published in the
Beacon, Thurs., Jan. 31, 2008. My parents pay taxes as
well as any other land owner in this county, I and two
siblings had to graduate from the trailers that our
school district calls a high school. We did so with
honors, so I must say that it�s not the building that
makes a scholar it�s a combination of the child,
parents, and teachers. Hats off to all three.
But when I hear from my parents that they are trying
to raise taxes to build another school, when I know
that the tax payers of the county are already
stretched as far as they can go, it really burns me up
to hear that the school district can afford legal
fees, for a federal court case.
Now I have spoken with Mrs. Hupp, and I know for a
fact that her legal fees are well over one hundred
thousand dollars. I guess the question that I must
pose is how can the school district afford such fees,
and not be able to afford a building for the children
and why have they kept this situation away from the
tax payers?
I feel that the tax payer had a right to know what
that kind of money is being spent on. And why are the
people just now hearing of it? It�s my understanding
that this law suit was filed against them months ago.
It seems to me like someone needs to brush up on
Wright�s Law and the no child left behind act, because
obviously this parent has. School districts everywhere
had better understand that those laws were put into
place for a reason. And that they are not above the
law.
One other thing they need to realize is that it is
not the tax payers� responsibility to pay for their
mistakes. Now you can say that they have insurance to
cover that. But who pays for that? The tax payers,
that�s who. And if this lady wins, and she seems to
have a case or the federal courts wouldn�t waste their
time with it. The tax payers are going to be expected
to foot the bills for the higher insurance premiums as
well.
It seems to me that instead of going out of their way
to hide their mistakes that they should be
concentrating on making sure it doesn�t happen again.
I feel that they should write the wrong where this
poor lady and her son is concerned as well. And not
put the responsibility on the tax payers to pay for
it. They will never get the voters of the county to
support giving them money for anything if they can�t
be trusted to be honest, and responsible with it.
Jennifer Stewart
Clarington

Dear Editor,
If dogs are considered man�s best friend then here
are a few questions to ponder. Why are some dogs
tethered to a dog house and positioned 50 feet away
from the owner�s home? Why are some dogs placed in a
�shelter� that does not protect them from the weather,
such as snow, rain and extreme temperatures? Why do
these dogs never get socialized with their families?
Why do some dogs never get fresh food and water on a
daily basis? Why do they not receive veterinarian care
on an annual basis, or when they are sick or injured?
Why do some people allow their dogs to roam freely and
have them become public nuisances? Why when these dogs
do not return home, why don�t the owners call and
attempt to locate their dog? Why don�t people get
their dogs fixed? Why do dogs, despite the treatment
they receive from their human counterparts, still want
to be loved by the hand that abuses and neglects them?
It bewilders me how people in this community and
throughout the United States are so ignorant when
taking care of their animals. The simple things we
take for granted and yet require for our own
homeostasis is food, water, shelter. We live in a
house that is climate controlled: in the winter we
have heat; in the summer we have air conditioning.
Dogs require the same thing; they deserve a solid
constructed doghouse that has four walls, a solid
floor and leak proof roof, in the winter they require
straw to help keep them warm. Gee, same thing we
desire. They deserve to have access to food and water,
again same thing we expect. They do not like being
alone all the time, well neither do we and we are
surrounded by family and friends. If we are alone it
is by our own choice. If we are not home within a time
period our family gets worried and tries to locate
where we are. If that would not happen you would feel
unloved.
It sickens me that some folks don't feed their
animals for days, or just not feed them at all. Or
people who move, just leave their animals behind, tied
to a tree or an outside structure, uncaring to the
animals they leave behind. I can not believe all the
people who breed animals just for the money and do not
care for the integrity of the breed. Do these
so-called breeders care that homeless animals, in
shelters are being euthanized because of their get
rich quick scheme? Or businesses or individuals who
buy puppies or dogs that support puppy mills? These
are facilities that have dogs crammed in small cages
and living in deplorable conditions acting as breeding
factories.
Animal cruelty is not just towards dogs but all
animals. It is amazing to hear from law enforcement
officials that a two-sided doghouse is adequate
shelter or feeding livestock every fourth day is
acceptable. Or that it is acceptable to chain goats in
the middle of a field during a hot summer day, without
shelter, food and water. These examples are true
accountable facts that have happened in Monroe County.
We need to make a change to improve the lives of all
animals. Everyone in this community needs to take a
stance together, not just a couple of individuals but
everyone to make a change. For things to transform we
need to work together and help change the laws and
ordinances. Law enforcement officials need to enforce
these laws and not just ignore the complaints they
receive. If you see an animal being abused or
neglected make a formal written complaint to the
proper authorities. The more complaints that are
received pertaining to animal cruelty will hopefully
open the eyes of the politicians and make them realize
there has to be improvements made.
Hopefully some day soon humans will be more humane to
man�s best friend and the other four-legged creatures
that can be cared for by humans. It would be nice to
see it in my lifetime but most likely not. In the
meantime, until changes are made, think how many
animals will suffer and die needlessly because of
ignorance.
For those of you that do take care of your animals I
applaud your efforts.
This article written in memory of those animals that
have suffered and perished unnecessarily.
Donna Coplan
Humane Society of
Monroe County

Dear Editor,
A response to Mr. Ault�s letter to the Beacon, Jan.
31, 2008.
Mr. Ault,
I misspoke about your name and for that I apologize.
I commend you for keeping the issue to having
forward-looking, progressive, and responsible schools
in our community alive. That we can agree on. I just,
however, ask that you not put words in my mouth. I did
not take a position on the Ohio School Funding Ballot
issue, pro or con, as you suggest. My research does
indicate, however, that the 12 state-wide groups that
support the issue have these five core elements which
should be included in any reform.
1. Guarantee accountability with public reports.
2. Reduce the number of new local property tax
levies.
3. Identify the cost of quality education, and
require the state to pay a higher portion of the bill.
4. Cut property taxes for senior and disabled
homeowners.
5. Protect state funding for school facilities, local
safety and services, and colleges and universities.
Although the details of the funding chance are still
evolving and have yet to reach the ballot, I find
little fault with their basic premises.
Incidentally, our school district was a member of the
coalition that ultimately led the Ohio Supreme Court
to declare Ohio�s method of school funding
unconstitutional over five years ago.
I was not blaming taxpayers of our school district
when I said no new monies have been voted in 20 years.
Unlike you, I was simply suggesting that the dollars
of the district have been well-spent and that the
demands of the employees have been modest. Otherwise,
the state would have taken over permanently many years
ago.
What I am suggesting is that our communities must
find a solution to the facilities crisis in our
district before the state makes these decisions for
us. I certainly think, Mr. Ault, we can agree on that.
We have old and proud communities who have
historically supported their schools in many ways.
What we haven�t done is look beyond our individual
borders. Each segment of the county will ultimately
have needs for their children. And because we are a
county system we are all interdependent. Are we to
remain polarized and think only of ourselves, or must
we look to a broader picture? Isn�t it time that all
parts of the county support the idea that Monroe
Central�s current situation is intolerable? And isn�t
it just as critical that the Monroe Central
communities, once that support occurs, return in kind
to the needs of Beallsville and River? Having three
schools with local support is a tremendous thing � if
we are willing to pay for it.
As for the cost of living, ask the residents of the
county just how much cheaper it is to live here. Only
real estate prices and taxes are less than the rest of
the state. In fact, co-op utilities, transportation,
recreational and entertainment costs are probably
higher.
Finally, my two sons also graduated from River, but
left many years ago to Martins Ferry and Columbus to
pursue their careers. Both have expressed to me on
many occasions that they would have loved to have
lived in Monroe County but there was nothing for them
here. And had they chosen Cleveland or any other place
in this great country to live, I would have supported
them. I intend to live out my days in Monroe County
because I love it here, but I am certainly advocating
that others look objectively at what our county offers
in educational and job opportunities compared to
districts not that far away.
Mark Miracle
Clarington

Dear Editor,
Way to go Alicia and Marcia! I, too, am outraged and
often moved to tears about the plight of animals in
Monroe County.
Dogs chained to boxes or allowed to run loose often
being killed, horses and cattle in fields with no
shelter and many times no feed or water.
I moved here six years ago from a northern county and
that was not the way things were there. People took
care of their animals.
It is time for the citizens of Monroe County to take
a look at themselves and their neighbors. There may
not be a state law or county ordinance but in the
hearts of us humane love should be there.
It is time for all of us to stand up and speak for
these poor neglected and often �throwaway� animals.
They have no other voice.
Joanne Dixon
Woodsfield

< Obituaries (read the full obituary in the paper) 

RUBY THOMAS
Ruby Thomas, 74, Rinard Mills, formerly a Hamler
resident, died Jan. 25, 2008, at Shelby General
Hospital, Marietta. She was born May 16, 1933, in
Salyersville, Ky., the daughter of Jonah and Eva
"Granny" (Lovely) Wireman.

ORLAN E. EMERY
Orlan Eugene Emery, 77, Overland Park, Kan., died
Jan. 30, 2008, at Royal Terrace. He was born Aug. 2,
1930, in Woodsfield, a son of the late Thomas and
Mildred Dressler Emery.

EDGAR E. "ED" GRAY
Edgar E. "Ed" Gray, 74, 103 1/2 Home Ave.,
Woodsfield, died Feb. 2, 2008, at Barnesville
Hospital. He was born May 23, 1933 near Lewisville, a
son of the late Clinton and Clara Bell Feiber Gray.
Online condolences may be expressed at
www.wattersfuneralhome.com

HAROLD MILHOAN
Harold "Mutt" Milhoan, 92, Beallsville, died Jan. 31,
2008, in Monroe County Care Center, Woodsfield. He was
born Dec. 4, 1915, near Beallsville, a son of the late
Samuel and Harriet Moore Milhoan.

ELIZABETH L. FERGUSON
Elizabeth L. Ferguson, 79, died Jan. 30, 2008, at
Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. Condolences
may be sent to www.schoedinger.com.

<Around the Burnside

By Denny Easterling

If you keep your mouth shut, you will stay out of
trouble.
Mockers are proud and haughty, they act with
boundless arrogance.
Where does our money go, or maybe do we have any, or
how do we have money? During this age of technology it
seems money moves around without moving money. I�m not
sure how it works so I don�t worry. Esther and I have
our retirement checks sent to Citizens National Bank
electronically, according to advice given. Now there
is no money moves along that pathway but yet I could
go to the bank and pick up the money sent to my
checking account if I wanted to. How did it get there?
I don�t like to carry much cash around in my
billfold. I guess it�s a carry over from when I didn�t
have money. I had a friend tell me once he wouldn�t
feel right unless he had a hundred dollars or more in
his pocket. I told him if I had that much money in my
pocket, I�d be wearing someone elses pants.
Oh by the way, show me a man with both feet planted
firmly on the ground, and I�ll show you a man who
can�t get his pants off.
I don�t really understand all I know about it but
some places will write the check for what I have
purchased and then hand the check back to me with void
written on it and I guess that amount of money is gone
from my checking account before I leave the store or
at least the same day if during working hours.
I guess maybe if I had enough cards, pre pay like all
companies suggest I do I could get by without handling
any money. Not for me as I plan to keep on doing as I
have and as long as I don�t get a nasty letter or
nasty phone call from the bank I won�t worry about it.
Most companies and stores are satisfied to get their
money but �It�s my money and I want it now!�
Went to a Maverick�s basketball game the other
Saturday. Very enjoyable, although they didn�t win,
you knew they were trying their best.
One of the things I enjoy is the fact every player
gets into the game. They may not have the athletic
ability we might see on TV or at a high school game,
it does not mean they do not work and try just as hard
as those with more ability.
For example, the team the Mavericks had a player who
appeared to have a problem moving or walking. A coach
helped him on to the floor, catch the ball for him and
let him shoot for the basket. The Maverick players
would not guard him but would let him shoot. Another
player with very limited ability made a couple of
baskets and you could not believe his joy. He just
shook all over. When someone like this makes a basket
every one cheers.
Another thing I noticed. I think all of the players
in the game had excellent hearing. The coaches didn�t
need to shout and scream at their players to let them
know what they wanted them to do. Go to a high school
game and you might get the idea all the players are
hard of hearing the way some coaches are talking to
them. I can even hear them with my hearing aids in my
pocket.
I guess maybe I should talk as I was told by a
teacher his students straightened up when they heard
me yelling at my students in the room next door. I
guess high school boys are used to getting yelled at.
At any rate, watching a Maverick basketball game is
interesting and very enjoyable.
I�m not sure if you read the letter to the editor or
not but I find them most interesting and sometimes
contain how I feel but afraid to write about it in
Around the Burnside.
If you did not read the letter written by Jacqueline
Hupp in last week�s Beacon you need to dig your copy
out and read it. A very heart warming story. It�s the
kind of a story you will not read very often in our
media or hear on radio or watch on TV. It�s something
we all should read and take a look at ourself.
Experience is the thing you have left when everything
else is gone.
Still have some of the beans left so maybe I�d get me
a bean sandwich with plenty of mustard on top. I ate
my share of soupbean sandwiches while growing up.
Now, in addition to the soupbeans for dinner and
supper, the other morning Esther surprised me with a
charge of fried mush. That too hit the spot. If I
remember correctly Dad used to cook up mush to feed
our hound dogs. No fancy food for them. Our pets now
days have about as many different choices of food as
we do. If you don�t believe this just walk down the
shelves of dog and cat food.
A guy who drives - a car wide open - is not thinkin�
- he�s just hopin� Burma Shave.
No matter the price - no matter how new - the best
safety device in the car is your Burma Shave.
This was written on a student�s report card by a
teacher in New York City: Since my last report your
child has reached rock bottom and has started to dig.
Last minute news: The old school house located on the
playground in Lewisville is being torn down. More next
week.
Don�t forget church as Easter is just around the
corner.
Bible readings: (Mon.) Psalm 25:1-10; From Luke
(Tues.) 14:1-6; (Wed.) 14:7-9; (Thurs.) 14;10,22;
(Fri.) 14:12-14; (Sat.) Ephesians 3:1-10; (Sun.) I
Peter 5:1-5.