September 2, 2014

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Amish Cook shares easy chocolate chip cookies recipe

By Lovina Eicher

It’s already Thursday, the deadline for me to get this column out in the mail. This week our five children are home on spring break. The boys have been cleaning out the barn and hauling manure. The girls have been helping with the spring cleaning and also cleaning up the yard. We’ve had a few nice days this week now. It gives you the eagerness to want to plant the garden.

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County governments and schools join together to benefit county youth
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Sen. Katie Stine reviews Kentucky congressional week

The 2014 legislative session adjourned sine die, or “the end,” at midnight April 15. The session produced measures that will affect economic development, appropriate funds for state government for the next two years, public health, safety and education. Of course, as with every session, there were measures that did not succeed. I am especially disappointed that my bill, Senate Bill 5, did not make it through the House, and so many lives continue to be lost from the deadly scourge of heroin. The bill created a three-prong approach to take immediate action against the growing abuse of heroin in our state. Education, Interdiction and Treatment were clearly prioritized in the legislation that also included stiffer penalties for traffickers of heroin who could be charged with homicide when an addict overdosed and died.

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Lying: Different underpinnings in Russia and the USA

I remember being told the stories about Abraham Lincoln and George Washington while I was a student at the now defunct Elkatawa Grade School. George Washington got a new hatchet for Christmas and in his urge to see how it would cut wood, chopped down a cherry tree which his Father had planted. When queried by his father, he confessed that he had done the deed. He said, “I cannot tell a lie; it was I.”

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“The Pack Rat”

Each of us maybe has a little trait of a pack rat in our personality. A “pack rat” is one who collects or hoards up unneeded items. There are a lot of us ‘old pack rats’ who blame the hard times of the 1930s and 1950s as the cause of our collecting and saving. During those years one was always preparing for a ‘rainy day.’ There were unexpected situations such as sickness, a new baby, taxes, or accidents that would occur and demand funds, and we didn’t have the government to bail us out.

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Bedford House tenants plead management to think twice about the new non-smoking rule
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PC Fiscal Court meeting agenda Print E-mail

Pendleton County Fiscal Court meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m., April 22, 2014.

Tentative agenda will go as follows: Call to order, prayer, pledge, approval of agenda, approval of minutes, approval of treasure's report, contract with recreation commission, school system, city of Falmouth and county to provide recreation at the athletic park for 2014-15, second reading of addressing ordinance amendment, first reading of County Budget Ordinance for 2014-15, approve Justice Center Maintenance Contract with De-Bra Kemple with two percent CPI increase, approve Justice Center Janitorial Contract with Scioto with two percent CPI increase, approve Justice Center Grounds Keeping Contract with Joe Rockhead with two percent CPI increase, approve Budget and Mapping Contract with NKAPC for 2014-15, Airport Board appointment-Charles Pyles, transfers, pay bills, closing remarks by Judge Bertram/magistrates and adjourn.

 
Reese’s pudding by the Amish Cook

By Lovina Eicher

April is here, bringing us warmer temperatures. Monday was nice and warm. We hung all the laundry outside on the lines. By evening all of it was dry. How nice to be able to wash the clothes and put them away the same day. It is laundry day again today but it doesn’t look like we will be able to hang the clothes outside. It is rainy and very windy. I’m wondering if we could have a thunderstorm yet today. The frost in the ground is leaving more every day so hopefully it will be okay to get some early garden planted a few weeks from now. Time will tell if the winter weather is over with.

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention month
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Board responds to resident's "outsourcing" letter
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