September 1, 2014

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“Warnings” Print E-mail

The term ‘warnings’ is widely used in our commercial areas today. A company or individual must disclose any possible risk that may occur when using a commodity or any related accident that could happen.

A warning attempts to distance the seller from any liabilities that may occur in the future use of a product.

I think our society has gone a bit crazy in trying to protect everyone against everything.

Our government has gotten the idea that citizens don’t have enough sense to basically protect themselves.

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“Better or Worse?” Print E-mail

Sometime I start thinking about changes that have taken place over the past 60 years. I come up with the question, is society better or worse now or then? I suppose there is no real clear cut solution or answer, and certainly if there were, it would be debatable.

I can only make one personal observation. The folks who have lived in my generation in the good old USA are better off than 99.44% of the people living in the world today, or the people who have ever lived.

People have had struggles and problems, but most of us do not know what it would be like to go to bed hungry or fear that an enemy soldier might come into our home and kill us or our family before we wake in the morning. If we put forth an effort, educational and

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United Nations Day is October 24 Print E-mail

In 1947, the United Nations General Assembly declared October 24 the anniversary of the Charter of the United Nations, as which "shall be devoted to making known tot he peoples of the world the aims and achievements of the United Nations and to gaining their support for" its work.

In 1971 the United Nations General Assembly adopted a further resolution (United Nations Resolution  2782) declaring the United Nations Day shall be an international holiday and recommended that it should be observed as a public holiday by all United Nations member states.

United Nations Day is devoted to making known to peoples of the world the aims and achievements of the United Nations Organization. United Nations Day is part of United Nations Week, which runs from October 20 to 26.

The United Nations (UN; French: Organisation des Nations Unies, ONU) is an intergovernmental organization whose stated aims include promoting and facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, civil rights, civil liberties, political freedoms, democracy, and the achievement of lasting world peace. The UN was founded in 1945 after World War II to replace the League of Nations, to stop wars between countries, and to provide a platform for dialogue. It contains multiple subsidiary organizations to carry out its missions.

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Having a safe Halloween celebration Print E-mail

 

 

 

 

Although children look forward to tricks, treats and ghoulish garb, Halloween can be fraught with fright for parents, with candy given to their kids by strangers, a legion of masked and costumed trick-or-treaters at the door. However, following a few safety tips can ensure safe fun for kids and candy-givers alike.

The activities below focus on Halloween, which is celebrated in the last week of October. The efforts throughout the month generate enthusiasm for crime prevention so it can grow stronger and become more widespread.

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October Marks Crime Prevention Month Print E-mail

Local communities join forces with local law enforcement during a time when police budget cuts are substantial.  Officially recognized as Crime Prevention Month, October is the month when the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) recognizes those who work tirelessly all year to prevent crime and highlights new tips and resources for effective crime prevention in the future.  It is also when registered Celebrate Safe Communities (CSC) sites arrange community-safety events and programs that include law enforcement agencies, schools, and businesses. Celebrate Safe Communities is a joint initiative of NCPC and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), U.S. Department of Justice.

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"The Manure Truck" Print E-mail

In the late 50’s and early 60’s there were many breweries, dairies and packing houses in the greater Cincinnati - Northern Kentucky area. Today all are practically extinct.

The focal point of the packing industry was the Cincinnati Stock Yards located on Spring Grove Avenue. The ‘yards’ handled hundreds of cattle, sheep and hogs each day to supply meat to the packers. The ‘yards’ have been long gone for many years.

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Just a Pinch - Go Nutty for Sweet Alabama Pecan Bread Print E-mail
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Just a Pinch - Quick and Easy & Sour Pork Chops Print E-mail
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Just a Pinch - More Ooey Gooey Mac & Cheese Please! Print E-mail
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The history behind All Hallows' Eve or Halloween Print E-mail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Halloween or Hallowe'en (a contraction of "All Hallows' Evening"), also known as All Hallows' Eve, is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on October 31, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows (or All Saints) and the day initiating the triduum of Hallowmas.

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