Ruby A Ratliff Donna J Moore Stella M Glasscock Ellen L Gelter Alverda T Guillermin Justin N Beach EHS dedicates ‘Kiser Court’ SBAAC awards First Team football all-stars, winning teams Sizer earns SBAAC American Division Volleyball Player of Year honors for 3rd straight year Broncos to host Blue Jays for OHSAA ‘Jimmy Young’ Foundation Game, Nov. 17 Vern W Kidd Jr Brown County Election Results – 2017 Michael D Hines Raymond W Napier Leslie E Boyle Gary L Barber RULH NHS welcomes new inductees K-9 Units and handlers visit RULH High School EMS members honored for service Road work on Ripley streets to begin Russell K Wolfer SHAC recognizes volleyball all-stars SHAC cross country all-stars take home awards Eastern girls finish runner-up in SHAC golf standings Week 10 football roundup Kathleen J Bright Sister Marjean Clement Veterans Service Office Moves RULH MS students hold first Science Club meeting Bald Eagles spotted 2017 Celebration of Lights being planned Carlos L Beck Georgetown XC teams qualify for regional championship meet Warriors advance to Div. II Regional Meet Lady Rockets reach end to successful volleyball season Week nine football roundup Lady Warriors regional bound Amy J Caudill Bertha Lindsey Bobby S Conley Ripley Council considers insurance changes, will be making repairs on Rankin Hill Road PRC Walk for Life raises $4,600 Mary E Hahn Gary R Cornette Week 8 football roundup Notable soccer season reaches end for G-Men Lady Broncos are SBAAC American Division XC champs SHAC XC title goes to Lady Warriors Arthur Smith Eugene M Jennings Jr Billy R Kilgore Sr Carol D Roberts Thelma L Gray Ripley FFA off to a busy start this year Ripley River Village Christmas adds new events Man found dead in ditch Rev Alvin B Woodruff Jackson L Russell Lady Broncos bring home 11th SBAAC American Division title in 12 years Lady Rockets wrap up regular season Warriors rally for win Broncos make it two in a row Helen L Whalen Veterans saluted at the Brown County Fair Prints available of Eagle Creek Bridge, by local artist Tommy J Stamper Sue Day Broncos move closer to SBAAC American Division title Lady G-Men working hard, showing improvement Sports complex soon to open in Mt. Orab Week 6 football roundup H Ray Warnock Ripley McDonalds robbed overnight Familiar pizzeria in Ripley has new owners Linda Taylor Rene Sizemore-Dahlheimer Eugene Snider Eric Workman Gregory Terry Edith M Moore Eileen Womacks Michael C Jennings Janice K Brunner Cheer squads compete at ‘Little State Fair’ Truck, tractor pulls draw a crowd at Brown County Fair Week 5 football roundup Lady Broncos rise to 11-6 with win over Batavia Broncos buck Clinton-Massie, Goshen James H Boyd Warren A Stanley Jane R Ernst Darrell F Anderson James W Ball Jr June R Paul Robert Kattine Tony W Ratliff Carroll G Boothby Ripley Council addresses roof replacement and paving projects Beasley Farm to remain agricultural forever Janet R Whitt

Giving thanks this holiday season

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the wonderful holiday season, but its meaning often gets lost in the food and the hustling around from one place to another while visiting friends and family during the short breaks from school or work.

Thanksgiving is meant to be a time to slow down and give thanks for the many blessings we have received throughout the year. My family and I have so much to be thankful for again this year. I am thankful for my wife, my children, my grandchildren and my many good friends. I am especially grateful for the opportunity to represent the people of southern Ohio and thankful for the two great staff who work in my office.

In 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt moved Thanksgiving one week earlier in November in an effort to increase retail sales during the Great Depression by allowing additional days to shop before the holidays. After much opposition, Thanksgiving was moved back to its original date on the fourth Thursday of November.

I ask everyone to take this opportunity to reflect on the many blessings we have to be thankful for this year and I encourage you to take it one step further by giving thanks to the people who helped you get where you are today.

There are many things to be thankful for, but don’t let your gratitude stop with just a thought. It is important that we turn our thoughts into action. Express thanks to those who are close to you, to those who have helped you this year, and to the many men and women in our military who protect our way of life. Together, we can make the true meaning of this holiday come to life.

As always, if I can be of assistance to you or your family, please contact my office by phone at (614) 466-8082 or by email at Uecker@OhioSenate.gov.

State Senator Joe Uecker (R – 14th district)
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