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Think about these things

Saint Paul writes in Philippians, chapter 4, verse 8: “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”I believe this is the most profound wisdom that Saint Paul offers because it opens our hearts to the full knowledge of God’s mercy in Jesus Christ. I have observed on other occasi...

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What we really care about is food

Our community may have ongoing assaults, thefts, drug problems, education challenges, weather catastrophes and political campaigns and debates, but what we really care about is food.That’s right, food.Last week, tucked in between The Press’ coverage of all the other typical news events of the week — the court news, county commission actions, the controversial demolition of Galbreath Hall, benefits to help the needy, high school sports, even the...

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Nobody is as good as their selfie

I must confess I am not up to date with the latest technical gizmos. So much technology is around today that I believe most people have really lost their identity. I do not think they will soon recover.I am not against modern technology; I simply cannot keep up with it. I would vote for anybody who would call a moratorium on all updates for the next five years. As soon as I get a product, it is out of date and I need, desperately need, an update if I am going to benefit from this p...

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The Marriage Supper of the Lamb

Are you going? You say, “going where?” And I say, “To the wedding?”As you read this article, if you are reading it on Friday, there’s a wedding on Saturday. Our youngest son is getting married. He’s 32 and has finally decided this girl is the one. Needless to say, Beth is pretty excited. Her youngest child is getting married. To me, it’s all about gaining a daughter — to Beth it’s about “losing a son” — even th...

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100 Years Ago With Charlie Miller

Oct. 23, 1914Madison County Democrat — Mrs. Mary Matheney and Victor Timmons were married, Wednesday evening, at the home of the bride by Rev. Woodrow. They have the best wishes of their many friends.— Miss Lucille Pence, (Mrs. Charles Miller) of Granville, was home on Saturday and Sunday, the guest of her parents, Mrs. and Mrs. W. H. Pence.— Bruce Lewis was elected secretary and treasurer of ...

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OUR VIEW: Make your voice heard

Pumpkins and falling leaves are giving way to pink ribbons. And purple ones. And blue ones.National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month and National Bullying Prevention Month all share the 31 days of October.There’s one other observance on the crowded calendar: Free Speech Week, which started Monday and continues through Sunday. During the same time frame, Madison County residents have the opportunity to cast their ballots early....

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Election letter writing tips

Throughout the years, the exchange of ideas through letters to the editor has been the lifeblood of a newspaper’s editorial page.It is important to allow local residents the opportunity to express their opinions about issues and candidates, whether they are contrary to our beliefs or not. This is true especially during election season when some letters are bound to prompt responses and spawn a public debate.There’s an art to composing a well-written election ...

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Letter: Cemetery levy funds are sorely needed

Dear Editor,I wish to clarify and add to the information presented to the Village of Mount Sterling council on Oct. 13, 2014 and subsequently reported in both the Press and Tribune.The Pleasant Darby Union Cemetery has a 1.0 mil levy on the November ballot. If it is passed, the current 0.5 mil will expire.This levy is needed for operation and maintenance of the cemetery and equipment. Two of the mulching mowers need replaced ...

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When I look at things

When looking at things, I try to really see them for what they are, what they were and what they might turn into. Sometimes you have to wait on something before you can use it or maybe understand it.

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Letter: Say ‘thank you’ to the Keepers of The Valley

Dear Editor,The Keepers, Pleasant Valley Fire, Station 261, Plain City Fire Rescue, FDPC — no matter what you call them, it all adds up to a team of firefighters, paramedics, and EMTs that are always there when we need them.When we call, they come. They work 24-hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year in all kinds of weather, holidays included.

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That ‘early voting” brouhaha’

It seems to me that since the U S Supreme Court has agreed with the manner in which Ohio has chosen to define the length of time that Ohio voters may cast “early voting” ballots, a kinda quick overview of the situation is appropriate. Just in case you might have missed this particular brouhaha (that means a noisy ruckus), Ohio changed the number of days “early voting” is permitted from 35 days to 28.This change was challenged by the ACLU as being discriminat...

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Enforcing trade laws to support businesses

When I travel across Ohio, I hear from business owners who have successfully expanded their companies, created jobs, and sold their products in foreign markets. In 2013, Ohio exports totaled a record-breaking $50.8 billion. To quantify that, every $1 billion in exports supports nearly 5,000 domestic jobs. And in Ohio, more than one quarter of our state’s manufacturing jobs rely on exports.

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Gloria adores her mom

Hello to one and all!This week I would like to introduce you to someone who means a lot to me, someone who has played one of the most important roles in my life (that is besides my husband). I have many friends who are very near and dear to me, but this particular person has probably done more for me than anyone else ever has. You guessed it! It’s my dear mother (Dorcas Raber). Little did I know or was even able to fathom what my parents have done for me until I had a child o...

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A Las Vegas vacation in retrospect

Everyone should do something wild and goofy from time to time, if only to have something to talk about for the next five years. This is a philosophy with which my children are very familiar.My usual vacation preferences revolve around family and friends, quiet getaways and a chance to relax. Las Vegas isn’t a spot that ordinarily would pop to the top of my list. The opportunity for a week immersed in the Las Vegas culture presented itself when daughter Ingrid, son-in-law Gary...

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Safety is paramount for student athletes

Few things are as sacrosanct to so many people as high school football.That’s what makes the decision by a New Jersey school to shut down the season in response to allegations of sexual abuse all that more empowering.Nothing — or no one — should be above the safety of students. To condone the alleged actions of players through inaction would be a travesty. For others not to use this lesson to reflect on their own teams would be a lost opportunity....

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