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A recent edition of Reader’s Digest featured several facts about Arlington Cemetery. Arlington National Cemetery is a United States military cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., in whose 639 acres the dead of the nation’s conflicts have been…

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Which is easier — saving $5 a day or $150 a month? Mathematically they’re the same, but psychologically, they’re very different. Social scientists have found a huge advantage for the little-bit-every-day habit.

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DELTA — The 10th reunion of alumni, teachers, employees and friends of the former Pike Township School at Winameg, Ohio, will take place Saturday, July 17 at 1 p.m. at the Delta Park shelterhouse on Taylor Street.

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A doctor made it his regular habit to stop off at a bar for a hazelnut daiquiri on his way home. The bartender knew of his habit, and would always have the drink waiting at precisely 5:03 p.m.

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It is Flag Day 2021, a holiday always celebrated on this very date. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.

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A pastor was in the habit of reading every word of his sermons — which were rather long and tedious. One of the congregation members thought to cure him of this, and, before the service, slipped into the pulpit and removed one page at random.

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The Dictionary Project emails me the word of the day each and every day, and the other day the word was “weed.” I have known the meaning of this word for many decades, but I thought I would pass it on to our readers just the same.

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The Henry County Senior Center is offering “drive-thru” meals for seniors.

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Ann and I spent some time comforting others and celebrating a graduation this past Friday.

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It was on this date, back in 1944, that the British codebreaker Colossus Mark 2 cracked the German naval communications vital to D-Day plans for the very next day.

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A Roman Catholic Priest, an Anglican priest and a Baptist preacher were standing near a river conversing when the subject of which church was nearest to the teaching of God arose. The Roman Catholic priest said that of course there was no argument that the Roman Catholic Church was since the…

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Readers think that Ann and I are on the go all the time, but there exist purposes for many of our little adventures.

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Another blood drive is just around the corner here in Henry County. It takes place this upcoming Saturday at Harley Davidson Sales and Service in Napoleon. The first drops of blood will be drawn at 9 in the morning and things wrap up at 2:30 p.m. You can check on available times at https://w…

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The Henry County Senior Center is offering “drive-thru” meals for seniors.

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Inspirational thought for the day …

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As we close the door to May and welcome the new month of June, our first blood drive in the county takes place Tuesday. This is a mini-drive taking place at the Napoleon American Legion from 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. However, it is by appointment only. Please call Janet at 419-967-0976 to schedu…

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I recently purchased a stack of periodicals at an estate sale and most of the lot were magazines for Korean War veterans. One of the magazines spotlighted several famous Korean War vets. Included in the list were astronaut and Senator John H. Glenn (flew 90 missions, shooting down three MiGs…

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It was 56 years ago today that Muhammed Ali KOed Sonny Liston with the so-called “phantom punch” in the first round to keep his heavyweight boxing title. (You have to remember that back then, there was only ONE heavyweight crown).

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Ann lost another classmate last week as Deb Rex passed away. Deb was one of the first of Ann’s classmates that I met as we were dating. There were four girls from Ann’s class who each married boys two years older and the quartet of gals and guys got together every once in a while. Deb always…

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The next Henry County blood drive is approaching for Tuesday, May 25. This is a double red (or power red) drive and is by appointment only. It runs from noon-6 p.m. and is at the American Legion in Napoleon. Call Ann at 419-599-2711 to check on available times.

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Jack Nicklaus II shares this story with readers in a recent issue of Golf Digest:

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I tend to pick up area newspapers when I travel (a habit inherited from my mentor Moe Brubaker), and our trip to Reno was no exception. From the Reno Gazette Journal came a story about vaccinated tourists letting loose and helping Las Vegas make a rebound. It went:

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It was on this date, in 1963, as I was preparing to graduate from Archbold High School, that Jean Nidetch founded Weight Watchers.

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A few side notes from our recent visit to Reno:

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Rosemary Clooney’s career spanned music, TV and film and the entertainer received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002, just four months before her death. The aunt of actor George Clooney, she once sang (at age 8) with her sister Betty at her father’s mayoral campaign rally. She was in sever…

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“Show us your Lark!” Certainly, the ad execs who coined this slogan for the cigarette brand knew that it would eventually become the punchline for a variety of dirty jokes, but as they say on Madison Avenue, who cares? As long as they remember the product name, there’s no such thing as bad p…

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“Although no one can go back and make a brand-new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand-new ending.” (Carl Bard)

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The Henry County Senior Center is offering “drive-thru” meals for seniors.

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How about another piece from my “Remember Television” book?

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Another month has bit the dust as we are already five days into May. It seems like just yesterday that we were welcoming April and waving goodbye to March. Time has a way of speeding up as we progress through life.

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There was a young lion who wandered from his father to test whether or not he would get the same respect from the other animals as his father did. As the young lion approached some monkeys he roared and asked, “WHO IS THE KING OF THE JUNGLE?” The monkeys, being afraid, responded, “YOU are!” …

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It was 77 years ago today that “Going My Way” opened in New York.

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It was on this date in 1957 that Larry King hosted his first radio show on Miami station WAHR.

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The Henry County Senior Center is offering “drive-thru” meals for seniors.

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Back to cigarette ads …

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Because of the wartime rubber shortage, golf balls were in scarce supply in 1945. Sam Snead, who said he was paying $100 a dozen for balls, won the Los Angeles Open while playing the entire tournament with one ball — it was given to him by Bing Crosby.

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Can we get a police report on that, please? It was on this date, back in 1962, that NASA’s Ranger 4 crash-landed on the far side of the moon. How about the license of the responsible party behind the crash?

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A person who is not afraid of looking like a fool gets to do a lot more dancing.

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We use our DVR to record a large number of programs, and one of those frequently-taped shows is “Gunsmoke.”

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Sunday marked the birthdays of Ann’s son Chad and our great-grandson Bo Keeterle. Bo turned four and he had himself a big party, unlike last year’s drive-by celebration by family and friends. I was able to make the celebration, but Ann passed on the invitation since she was prepping for a co…

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Ann’s bowling team has completed another season of splits, spares and strikes (along with a few gutter balls?) and my Milton Berle book had a few gems about the sport:

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On this date, in 1948, ABC joined television networks NBC and CBS. ABC had launched as a radio network in 1943, which served as the successor to the NBC Blue Network, which had been purchased by Edward J. Noble. It extended its operations to television in 1948, following in the footsteps of …

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It was on this date, 60 years ago, that Brigade 2506, made up some 1,400 CIA-trained Cuban exiles, invaded southern Cuba along the Bay of Pigs. Outnumbered by Fidel Castro’s troops, their mission failed.

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The Henry County Senior Center is offering “drive-thru” meals for seniors.

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A few more facts about Daylight Saving Time …

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I have to say goodbye to another person I would call a friend. Milt Apel, who was a Napoleon Lions Club member (he once served as president), served his country even better, especially with the local American Legion post.

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Do you ever get one of those days where everything is scheduled for the same day? That was the case in the lives of Ann and I this past Saturday.

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I donated blood the other day for the first time in quite a while as my iron levels were not meeting the required cut-off level on two previous attempts to donate. I checked with my physician and she recommended I take some iron supplement. I did so and I surpassed the required level the oth…

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It’s back to Bowling Green this weekend for Ann and I as the flea market moves up a week because of a schedule conflict. I have been peddling at this flea market for 25 years and the lineup of fellow vendors is always changing. Most of the vendors are seniors and that means they are 65 or ol…

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COLUMBUS – The Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP), a program of the Ohio Department of Insurance, is currently hosting free “Welcome to Medicare” webinars through June for people nearing the Medicare eligibility age of 65, Department of Insurance Director Judith L. Fre…

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A company has a team member named Jimmy who has a habit of writing rude, dismissive messages to difficult customers. If the customers complain about Jimmy, the team apologizes and says he’s been fired.

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Which is easier — saving $5 a day or $150 a month? Mathematically they’re the same, but psychologically, they’re very different. Social scientists have found a huge advantage for the little-bit-every-day habit.

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DELTA — The 10th reunion of alumni, teachers, employees and friends of the former Pike Township School at Winameg, Ohio, will take place Saturday, July 17 at 1 p.m. at the Delta Park shelterhouse on Taylor Street.

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A doctor made it his regular habit to stop off at a bar for a hazelnut daiquiri on his way home. The bartender knew of his habit, and would always have the drink waiting at precisely 5:03 p.m.

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It is Flag Day 2021, a holiday always celebrated on this very date. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.

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A pastor was in the habit of reading every word of his sermons — which were rather long and tedious. One of the congregation members thought to cure him of this, and, before the service, slipped into the pulpit and removed one page at random.

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The Dictionary Project emails me the word of the day each and every day, and the other day the word was “weed.” I have known the meaning of this word for many decades, but I thought I would pass it on to our readers just the same.

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CINCINNATI (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic and the distribution of the vaccines that will prevent it have surfaced haunting memories for Americans who lived through an earlier time when the country was swept by a virus that, for so long, appeared to have no cure or way to prevent it.

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The Henry County Senior Center is offering “drive-thru” meals for seniors.

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Ann and I spent some time comforting others and celebrating a graduation this past Friday.

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It was on this date, back in 1944, that the British codebreaker Colossus Mark 2 cracked the German naval communications vital to D-Day plans for the very next day.

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A Roman Catholic Priest, an Anglican priest and a Baptist preacher were standing near a river conversing when the subject of which church was nearest to the teaching of God arose. The Roman Catholic priest said that of course there was no argument that the Roman Catholic Church was since the…

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POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Terry Colli and three other residents of the John Knox Village senior community got a trip via computer to the International Space Station in the kickoff to a Stanford University study on whether virtual reality can improve the emotional well-being of older people.

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Readers think that Ann and I are on the go all the time, but there exist purposes for many of our little adventures.

  • 0

Another blood drive is just around the corner here in Henry County. It takes place this upcoming Saturday at Harley Davidson Sales and Service in Napoleon. The first drops of blood will be drawn at 9 in the morning and things wrap up at 2:30 p.m. You can check on available times at https://w…

  • 0

The Henry County Senior Center is offering “drive-thru” meals for seniors.

  • 0

Inspirational thought for the day …

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As we close the door to May and welcome the new month of June, our first blood drive in the county takes place Tuesday. This is a mini-drive taking place at the Napoleon American Legion from 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. However, it is by appointment only. Please call Janet at 419-967-0976 to schedu…

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I recently purchased a stack of periodicals at an estate sale and most of the lot were magazines for Korean War veterans. One of the magazines spotlighted several famous Korean War vets. Included in the list were astronaut and Senator John H. Glenn (flew 90 missions, shooting down three MiGs…

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It was 56 years ago today that Muhammed Ali KOed Sonny Liston with the so-called “phantom punch” in the first round to keep his heavyweight boxing title. (You have to remember that back then, there was only ONE heavyweight crown).

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Ann lost another classmate last week as Deb Rex passed away. Deb was one of the first of Ann’s classmates that I met as we were dating. There were four girls from Ann’s class who each married boys two years older and the quartet of gals and guys got together every once in a while. Deb always…

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The next Henry County blood drive is approaching for Tuesday, May 25. This is a double red (or power red) drive and is by appointment only. It runs from noon-6 p.m. and is at the American Legion in Napoleon. Call Ann at 419-599-2711 to check on available times.

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Jack Nicklaus II shares this story with readers in a recent issue of Golf Digest:

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I tend to pick up area newspapers when I travel (a habit inherited from my mentor Moe Brubaker), and our trip to Reno was no exception. From the Reno Gazette Journal came a story about vaccinated tourists letting loose and helping Las Vegas make a rebound. It went:

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It was on this date, in 1963, as I was preparing to graduate from Archbold High School, that Jean Nidetch founded Weight Watchers.

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A few side notes from our recent visit to Reno:

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Rosemary Clooney’s career spanned music, TV and film and the entertainer received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002, just four months before her death. The aunt of actor George Clooney, she once sang (at age 8) with her sister Betty at her father’s mayoral campaign rally. She was in sever…

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“Show us your Lark!” Certainly, the ad execs who coined this slogan for the cigarette brand knew that it would eventually become the punchline for a variety of dirty jokes, but as they say on Madison Avenue, who cares? As long as they remember the product name, there’s no such thing as bad p…

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“Although no one can go back and make a brand-new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand-new ending.” (Carl Bard)

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The Henry County Senior Center is offering “drive-thru” meals for seniors.

  • 0

How about another piece from my “Remember Television” book?

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Another month has bit the dust as we are already five days into May. It seems like just yesterday that we were welcoming April and waving goodbye to March. Time has a way of speeding up as we progress through life.

  • 0

There was a young lion who wandered from his father to test whether or not he would get the same respect from the other animals as his father did. As the young lion approached some monkeys he roared and asked, “WHO IS THE KING OF THE JUNGLE?” The monkeys, being afraid, responded, “YOU are!” …

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It was 77 years ago today that “Going My Way” opened in New York.

  • 0

It was on this date in 1957 that Larry King hosted his first radio show on Miami station WAHR.

  • 0

The Henry County Senior Center is offering “drive-thru” meals for seniors.

  • 0

Back to cigarette ads …

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Because of the wartime rubber shortage, golf balls were in scarce supply in 1945. Sam Snead, who said he was paying $100 a dozen for balls, won the Los Angeles Open while playing the entire tournament with one ball — it was given to him by Bing Crosby.

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Can we get a police report on that, please? It was on this date, back in 1962, that NASA’s Ranger 4 crash-landed on the far side of the moon. How about the license of the responsible party behind the crash?

  • 0

A person who is not afraid of looking like a fool gets to do a lot more dancing.

  • 0

We use our DVR to record a large number of programs, and one of those frequently-taped shows is “Gunsmoke.”

  • 0

Sunday marked the birthdays of Ann’s son Chad and our great-grandson Bo Keeterle. Bo turned four and he had himself a big party, unlike last year’s drive-by celebration by family and friends. I was able to make the celebration, but Ann passed on the invitation since she was prepping for a co…

  • 0

Ann’s bowling team has completed another season of splits, spares and strikes (along with a few gutter balls?) and my Milton Berle book had a few gems about the sport:

  • 0

On this date, in 1948, ABC joined television networks NBC and CBS. ABC had launched as a radio network in 1943, which served as the successor to the NBC Blue Network, which had been purchased by Edward J. Noble. It extended its operations to television in 1948, following in the footsteps of …

  • 0

It was on this date, 60 years ago, that Brigade 2506, made up some 1,400 CIA-trained Cuban exiles, invaded southern Cuba along the Bay of Pigs. Outnumbered by Fidel Castro’s troops, their mission failed.

  • 0

The Henry County Senior Center is offering “drive-thru” meals for seniors.

  • 0

A few more facts about Daylight Saving Time …

  • 0

I have to say goodbye to another person I would call a friend. Milt Apel, who was a Napoleon Lions Club member (he once served as president), served his country even better, especially with the local American Legion post.

  • 0

Do you ever get one of those days where everything is scheduled for the same day? That was the case in the lives of Ann and I this past Saturday.

  • 0

I donated blood the other day for the first time in quite a while as my iron levels were not meeting the required cut-off level on two previous attempts to donate. I checked with my physician and she recommended I take some iron supplement. I did so and I surpassed the required level the oth…

  • 0

It’s back to Bowling Green this weekend for Ann and I as the flea market moves up a week because of a schedule conflict. I have been peddling at this flea market for 25 years and the lineup of fellow vendors is always changing. Most of the vendors are seniors and that means they are 65 or ol…