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“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” (Maya Angelou)

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I imagine most of our readers have watched the movie “The Ten Commandments” at least once. If so, how close were you watching? According to my “Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader,” there were a few scenes with something called “time bombs” — things caught on camera that did not exist at the time.

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Those interested in a meal need to RSVP by 2 p.m. the day before at 419-599-0033. There will be no salad bar. The menu meal is served daily from noon-12:30 p.m. Frozen meals will be delivered to Meals on Wheels clients (at an earlier date) for the holidays the senior center is closed. A turk…

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An avid golfer came home from his usual Saturday round and bragged to his neighbor about having golfed with club pro. “It was incredible. It was the best golf of my life. And the best part was, at the end of the round, there was only a single digit difference between us.”

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Here we have an example of life’s philosophy from a third-grade girl:

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On July 26, 1911, Paul Geidel broke into a New York City hotel room of William Jackson. Rumor had it that Jackson kept a lot of cash in his room. Geidel jumped Jackson while he slept, and suffocated him — possibly unintentional — with a chloroform-soaked rag. It turned out the rumor was wron…

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I don’t forget things too often, but I really flubbed this time. I recently received a notice that I was delinquent in paying my real estate taxes for 2020. Thinking it was those that I paid in 2020, I found out that it was for the taxes that were due in early July of this year, which cover …

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The Napoleon High School Class of 1981’s 40th reunion will be held Saturday, Oct. 9 from 5-9 p.m. at Leisure Time Winery in Napoleon.

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Technology is great … when it works.

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Most of our readers know exactly where we were when JFK was assassinated in 1963, and they also vividly remember where they first heard about the 2001 terrorist attacks 20 years ago today. Those events dictate history in our lifetime and they will always remain embedded in our brain.

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Those interested in a meal need to RSVP by 2 p.m. the day before at 419-599-0033. There will be no salad bar. The menu meal is served daily from noon-12:30 p.m. Frozen meals will be delivered to Meals on Wheels clients (at an earlier date) for the holidays the senior center is closed. A turk…

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I’m sure that most of our readers remember John Carson on the “Tonight Show.” I know that I stayed up late on several occasions when I was teaching the next day. Carson’s monologue would be the topic of conversation in the teacher’s lounge the next day.

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Those interested in a meal need to RSVP by 2 p.m. the day before at 419-599-0033. There will be no salad bar. The menu meal is served daily from noon-12:30 p.m. Frozen meals will be delivered to Meals on Wheels clients (at an earlier date) for the holidays the senior center is closed. A turk…

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There are certain workplaces where the word “busy” can’t be used, but I think the word is acceptable in our life. We made a combined five visits to health-related personnel this week; we are preparing for the Dictionary Project around Henry County; we’re in the midst of Hall of Fame weekend …

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Along with sickness, COVID-19 has also brought forth those who wish to capitalize by developing clever fraud schemes. One of my banks sent me some of the frauds for which one should be watchful:

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It was another hot weekend, but Ann and I did make it out to the Relay For Life Luminary walk just after nightfall on Saturday. As we heard the names of loved ones, or when we spotted their luminaries, it gave us time to reflect on their lives and perhaps to ask “What If?”

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My third funeral visitation last week was for friend Charlie Leader. I say “friend” even though I didn’t know much about his family or his achievements. Let me explain.

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I had to do a double-take the other day when I noticed an obituary for John Grime. My father was John and my actual first name is also John. So, you begin to realize the short-lived shock.

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Those interested in a meal need to RSVP by 2 p.m. the day before at 419-599-0033. There will be no salad bar. The menu meal is served daily from noon-12:30 p.m. Frozen meals will be delivered to Meals on Wheels clients (at an earlier date) for the holidays the senior center is closed. A turk…

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We have spent too much time at funeral homes this week and the most recent passing was that of Carolyn Plassman. Back in 2002, Carolyn and her husband Donald (“Whitey”) spotted a story in the newspaper about a lady in South Carolina (Mary French) who had started the Dictionary Project. They …

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Let’s start our day with a thought and a related scripture writing.

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“Each person must live their life as a model for others.” (Rosa Parks)

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I found out too late that this past Saturday was Senior Citizens Day. When I was growing up, I thought that anyone over 40 was a senior citizen. But as the years rolled by, and I was passing those milestone birthdays, I found that the age of senior citizens keeps advancing also. I realized t…

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The 2021 Henry County Fair is now history, and we have to wait about 357 days until we visit with friends at the 2022 event.

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Jared Michael Foor, 41, Napoleon, general labor, to Tammy Sue Taylor, 43, Napoleon, general labor.

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From the Archbold Buckeye archives comes this story from Aug. 21, 1946:

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This was given to me some time ago and perhaps it is now time to share it with our readers.

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As I was growing up, my parents took the family to the Toledo Zoo once a year. It was a picnic day, as Mom would make Kool-Aid drinks, ground bologna sandwiches, chips and perhaps some potato salad (which had to be eaten quickly so it wouldn’t spoil) and we would picnic in nearby Walbridge P…

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“Smile, you’re on Candid Camera.” It was on this date, in 1959, that the Explorer 6 satellite, launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and transmitted the first picture of Earth from space. I just bet it could have been a winner at the Henry County Fair photo competition.

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The art room and wood shop will also be open daily during this week. The ping pong and pool tables will also be available. Card and board games are allowed, but there will be no tournaments or switching tables.

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The daily lunch served at the Henry County Senior Center has returned for August. Those interested in a meal need to RSVP by 2 p.m. the day before at 419-599-0033. There will be no salad bar offered for the foreseeable future.

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If you ever testify in court, you might wish you could have been as sharp as this policeman. He was being cross-examined by a defense attorney during a felony trial. The lawyer was trying to undermine the police officer’s credibility.

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Pre-season conditioning is over. It’s time to produce.

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A client was on trial, accused of assault with a deadly weapon — a charge he vehemently denied. The state’s star witness, at the end of the length testimony, made the very damning statement, “And that’s when he starting shooting at me with a .45.”

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It was on that date, in 1944, that Smokey Bear was created as part of a national campaign to prevent forest fires. Smokey Bear was born Aug. 9, 1944, when the U.S. Forest Service and the Ad Council agreed that a fictional bear would be the symbol for their joint effort to promote forest fire…

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While watching the Tokyo Olympics Wednesday evening (yes, we do stay home once in a while), we got involved in the shot-put competition. World record holder Ryan Crouser, who extended his own Olympic record three times during the games, again captured the Gold, besting runner-up Joe Kovacs, …

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The daily lunch served at the Henry County Senior Center has returned for August. Those interested in a meal need to RSVP by 2 p.m. the day before at 419-599-0033. There will be no salad bar offered for the foreseeable future.

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Life hack for parents (or even grandparents): Convince the kids you hate something you actually like. My grandchildren used to spend countless minutes “tormenting” me by massaging my back and shoulders.

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On Monday, July 19, the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) issued a final decision approving the price increases for all Market Dominant mail classes. The new prices take effect Sunday, Aug. 29.

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The Wide Awake Club of Hamler will meet to recognize the organization’s 100th anniversary Sunday at the Hamler Community Park building. Invitations were sent to 49 former members for the event in the tradition of a formal tea. The Wide Awake Club was formed in 1920, but due to the COVID-19 p…

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Spotted on the back of an Amish horse-drawn carriage in Pennsylvania was this handwritten sign: “Energy efficient vehicle: Runs on oats and grass. Caution: Do not step in exhaust.”

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It was on this date back in 1943 that Lt. John F. Kennedy’s PT-109 was rammed by a destroyer, slicing it in two. The destruction was so massive, other American PT boats in the area assumed the crew was dead. Two crewmen were, in fact, killed, but 11 survived, including Kennedy.

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The art room and wood shop will also be open daily during this week. The ping pong and pool tables will also be available. Card and board games are allowed, but there will be no tournaments or switching tables.

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“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” (Maya Angelou)

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I imagine most of our readers have watched the movie “The Ten Commandments” at least once. If so, how close were you watching? According to my “Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader,” there were a few scenes with something called “time bombs” — things caught on camera that did not exist at the time.

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Those interested in a meal need to RSVP by 2 p.m. the day before at 419-599-0033. There will be no salad bar. The menu meal is served daily from noon-12:30 p.m. Frozen meals will be delivered to Meals on Wheels clients (at an earlier date) for the holidays the senior center is closed. A turk…

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An avid golfer came home from his usual Saturday round and bragged to his neighbor about having golfed with club pro. “It was incredible. It was the best golf of my life. And the best part was, at the end of the round, there was only a single digit difference between us.”

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Here we have an example of life’s philosophy from a third-grade girl:

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On July 26, 1911, Paul Geidel broke into a New York City hotel room of William Jackson. Rumor had it that Jackson kept a lot of cash in his room. Geidel jumped Jackson while he slept, and suffocated him — possibly unintentional — with a chloroform-soaked rag. It turned out the rumor was wron…

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I don’t forget things too often, but I really flubbed this time. I recently received a notice that I was delinquent in paying my real estate taxes for 2020. Thinking it was those that I paid in 2020, I found out that it was for the taxes that were due in early July of this year, which cover …

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The Napoleon High School Class of 1981’s 40th reunion will be held Saturday, Oct. 9 from 5-9 p.m. at Leisure Time Winery in Napoleon.

  • 0

Technology is great … when it works.

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Most of our readers know exactly where we were when JFK was assassinated in 1963, and they also vividly remember where they first heard about the 2001 terrorist attacks 20 years ago today. Those events dictate history in our lifetime and they will always remain embedded in our brain.

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Those interested in a meal need to RSVP by 2 p.m. the day before at 419-599-0033. There will be no salad bar. The menu meal is served daily from noon-12:30 p.m. Frozen meals will be delivered to Meals on Wheels clients (at an earlier date) for the holidays the senior center is closed. A turk…

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nagla Bedir didn't discuss Sept. 11 with her New Jersey high school students last year. Mid-pandemic, with remote learning, it wasn't a conversation she wanted to have via computer screen. But this year, returning to the classroom just after the end of America's longest…

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I’m sure that most of our readers remember John Carson on the “Tonight Show.” I know that I stayed up late on several occasions when I was teaching the next day. Carson’s monologue would be the topic of conversation in the teacher’s lounge the next day.

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Those interested in a meal need to RSVP by 2 p.m. the day before at 419-599-0033. There will be no salad bar. The menu meal is served daily from noon-12:30 p.m. Frozen meals will be delivered to Meals on Wheels clients (at an earlier date) for the holidays the senior center is closed. A turk…

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There are certain workplaces where the word “busy” can’t be used, but I think the word is acceptable in our life. We made a combined five visits to health-related personnel this week; we are preparing for the Dictionary Project around Henry County; we’re in the midst of Hall of Fame weekend …

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Along with sickness, COVID-19 has also brought forth those who wish to capitalize by developing clever fraud schemes. One of my banks sent me some of the frauds for which one should be watchful:

  • 0

It was another hot weekend, but Ann and I did make it out to the Relay For Life Luminary walk just after nightfall on Saturday. As we heard the names of loved ones, or when we spotted their luminaries, it gave us time to reflect on their lives and perhaps to ask “What If?”

  • 0

My third funeral visitation last week was for friend Charlie Leader. I say “friend” even though I didn’t know much about his family or his achievements. Let me explain.

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I had to do a double-take the other day when I noticed an obituary for John Grime. My father was John and my actual first name is also John. So, you begin to realize the short-lived shock.

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Those interested in a meal need to RSVP by 2 p.m. the day before at 419-599-0033. There will be no salad bar. The menu meal is served daily from noon-12:30 p.m. Frozen meals will be delivered to Meals on Wheels clients (at an earlier date) for the holidays the senior center is closed. A turk…

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We have spent too much time at funeral homes this week and the most recent passing was that of Carolyn Plassman. Back in 2002, Carolyn and her husband Donald (“Whitey”) spotted a story in the newspaper about a lady in South Carolina (Mary French) who had started the Dictionary Project. They …

  • 0

Let’s start our day with a thought and a related scripture writing.

  • 0

“Each person must live their life as a model for others.” (Rosa Parks)

  • 0

I found out too late that this past Saturday was Senior Citizens Day. When I was growing up, I thought that anyone over 40 was a senior citizen. But as the years rolled by, and I was passing those milestone birthdays, I found that the age of senior citizens keeps advancing also. I realized t…

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The 2021 Henry County Fair is now history, and we have to wait about 357 days until we visit with friends at the 2022 event.

  • 0

Jared Michael Foor, 41, Napoleon, general labor, to Tammy Sue Taylor, 43, Napoleon, general labor.

  • 0

From the Archbold Buckeye archives comes this story from Aug. 21, 1946:

  • 0

This was given to me some time ago and perhaps it is now time to share it with our readers.

  • 0

As I was growing up, my parents took the family to the Toledo Zoo once a year. It was a picnic day, as Mom would make Kool-Aid drinks, ground bologna sandwiches, chips and perhaps some potato salad (which had to be eaten quickly so it wouldn’t spoil) and we would picnic in nearby Walbridge P…

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“Smile, you’re on Candid Camera.” It was on this date, in 1959, that the Explorer 6 satellite, launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and transmitted the first picture of Earth from space. I just bet it could have been a winner at the Henry County Fair photo competition.

  • 0

The art room and wood shop will also be open daily during this week. The ping pong and pool tables will also be available. Card and board games are allowed, but there will be no tournaments or switching tables.

  • 0

The daily lunch served at the Henry County Senior Center has returned for August. Those interested in a meal need to RSVP by 2 p.m. the day before at 419-599-0033. There will be no salad bar offered for the foreseeable future.

  • 0

If you ever testify in court, you might wish you could have been as sharp as this policeman. He was being cross-examined by a defense attorney during a felony trial. The lawyer was trying to undermine the police officer’s credibility.

  • 0

Pre-season conditioning is over. It’s time to produce.

  • 0

A client was on trial, accused of assault with a deadly weapon — a charge he vehemently denied. The state’s star witness, at the end of the length testimony, made the very damning statement, “And that’s when he starting shooting at me with a .45.”

  • 0

It was on that date, in 1944, that Smokey Bear was created as part of a national campaign to prevent forest fires. Smokey Bear was born Aug. 9, 1944, when the U.S. Forest Service and the Ad Council agreed that a fictional bear would be the symbol for their joint effort to promote forest fire…

  • 0

While watching the Tokyo Olympics Wednesday evening (yes, we do stay home once in a while), we got involved in the shot-put competition. World record holder Ryan Crouser, who extended his own Olympic record three times during the games, again captured the Gold, besting runner-up Joe Kovacs, …

  • 0

The daily lunch served at the Henry County Senior Center has returned for August. Those interested in a meal need to RSVP by 2 p.m. the day before at 419-599-0033. There will be no salad bar offered for the foreseeable future.

  • 0

Life hack for parents (or even grandparents): Convince the kids you hate something you actually like. My grandchildren used to spend countless minutes “tormenting” me by massaging my back and shoulders.

  • 0

On Monday, July 19, the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) issued a final decision approving the price increases for all Market Dominant mail classes. The new prices take effect Sunday, Aug. 29.

  • 0

The Wide Awake Club of Hamler will meet to recognize the organization’s 100th anniversary Sunday at the Hamler Community Park building. Invitations were sent to 49 former members for the event in the tradition of a formal tea. The Wide Awake Club was formed in 1920, but due to the COVID-19 p…

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Spotted on the back of an Amish horse-drawn carriage in Pennsylvania was this handwritten sign: “Energy efficient vehicle: Runs on oats and grass. Caution: Do not step in exhaust.”