Fran and I are thankful that many of our family members will be able to gather at our home this week. Fran will be busy creating a delicious Thanksgiving meal. She will prepare traditional Thanksgiving dishes and some of our family favorites. A few of the dishes we will be enjoying include our family Favorite Rolls, Broccoli Salad, and Carrot Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Icing.
Fran and I hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Very respectfully yours,
Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles Holiday Closures
- Customers Advised to Call Ahead; All Agencies Closed November 22 -
COLUMBUS – On Thursday November 22, 2012, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, all Bureau of Motor Vehicle locations will be closed. There are a number of agencies across the state that may be closed or have limited hours the days following the holiday.
Customers should call ahead to their local Deputy Registrar to verify they are open. A list of Deputy Registrar locations and phone numbers can be found online at: http://bmv.ohio.gov/county/cnty_lst.htm.
Deputy Registrars are contracted agents who offer driver license, state identification card and vehicle registration services in each county of the state for the BMV.
During the holiday closures, customers are also encouraged to renew vehicle registrations and purchase specialty license plates by visiting www.OPlates.com or by calling 1-866-675-2837.
ODPS Encourages Thanksgiving Travelers to Buckle Up. Every Trip. Every Time.
COLUMBUS – The Thanksgiving holiday period is one of the busiest travel times of the year, and the Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS) wants to remind all travelers, whether they’re traveling across the country or just across town, that one of the best ways to ensure a safe arrival is to buckle up, every trip, every time.
During last year’s Thanksgiving holiday (Nov. 23 – Nov. 27, 2011), there were 17 fatalities; six of the people killed were not belted. To try to reduce those numbers and keep Ohioans safe as they travel, the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) and hundreds of local law enforcement agencies across the state will be out between now and Nov. 28 looking for aggressive, impaired or otherwise unsafe drivers.
Motorists and passengers should remember that a seat belt is always their best defense against an impaired driver. Local safety efforts are funded and coordinated by ODPS’ Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS), which promotes educational programs, coalition-building efforts and campaigns focused on highway safety.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, seat belts saved more than 12,500 lives nationwide during 2010 alone. Research shows that the risk of fatal injury to front seat passenger car occupants is reduced by 45 percent, and the risk of moderate to serious injury is reduced by 50 percent, when seat beats are worn correctly.
U.S. Manufacturing Gains 13,000 Jobs in October.
The latest monthly U.S. jobs numbers were issued recently:
Overall, the unemployment rate was essentially unchanged at 7.9 percent in October. Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 171,000.
Manufacturing employment increased by 13,000 jobs in October. On net, manufacturing employment has shown little change since April.
Said Scott Paul, Executive Director of the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM), of the latest jobs report:
“Manufacturing jobs are essentially unchanged since April. For a sector that received so much attention on the campaign trail, that’s simply not good enough. The strength of our manufacturing sector is important to the health of our economy.”
Farm Service Agency Administrator Urges Farmers and Ranchers to Vote in County Committee Elections
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2012 — Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan M. Garcia announced today that the 2012 FSA county committee elections are going on, with the mailing of ballots to eligible voters happening earlier this month. The deadline to return the ballots to local FSA offices is Dec. 3, 2012.
“The role and input of our county committee members is more vital than ever,” said Garcia. “New county committee members provide input and make important decisions on the local administration of disaster and conservation programs. With better participation in recent years, we also have seen promising increases in the number of women and minority candidates.”
Eligible voters who do not receive ballots in the coming week can obtain ballots from their local USDA Service Center. Dec. 3, 2012, is the last day for voters to submit ballots in person to local USDA Service Centers. Ballots returned by mail must also be postmarked no later than Dec. 3. Newly elected committee members and their alternates will take office Jan. 1, 2013.
OBESITY AT AN ALL TIME HIGH
Obesity in America is reported at an all time high. Medical costs associated with obesity are at an all time high and continue to drive costs up. This is especially prevalent among America’s youth. Some school districts are banning junk food to solve obesity among students. Indeed there have been reports of school administrators taking away Oreos and other sweets from students. And in New York, Michael Bloomberg has banned super sized soft drinks.
Rare Bible Manuscripts on Display at Creation Museum
Items moving from the Vatican to the popular Bible-upholding museum
PETERSBURG, Ky.—A new exhibit in the Creation Museum, part of an impressive travelling exhibition of rare Bible manuscripts and artifacts from the famed Green Collection, was dedicated at the five-year-old museum near Cincinnati. Leading the dedication ceremony was Steve Green, Chairman of the Board of the future Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., which has already collected more than 40,000 biblical antiquities. Mr. Green is the president of the retail chain Hobby Lobby.
Verbum Domini is the name of the Museum of the Bible exhibit. Some of the artifacts were on display at the Vatican earlier this year. Verbum Domini (“The Word of the Lord”) is made up of 27 valuable Bible-related items in an exhibit that celebrates God’s Word throughout the ages. By visually weaving together the story of the Bible, the exhibit honors the world’s most indestructible book. It also highlights the efforts of brave scholars who lost their lives in the sometimes dangerous work of Bible translation.
Scott named OFBF Outstanding Young Farmer
COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Erik Scott of Georgetown has been named Ohio’s Outstanding Young Farmer by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF).
The contest is designed to help young farmers strengthen their business skills, develop marketing opportunities and receive recognition for their accomplishments. Contestants are judged on the growth of their farm businesses and involvement in Farm Bureau and their community.
The 27 year old Scott wins 250 hours free use of a Kubota M–series tractor provided by Kubota, $1,000 in Grainger merchandise sponsored by Farm Credit Services and an expense paid trip to the American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting in Nashville this January.
Scott farms with his family, growing corn, soybeans, tobacco, hay and pasture. They also raise beef cattle and operate a farm market that sells all natural beef. He is a graduate of Ohio State University’s Agricultural Technical Institute. He is a member of the Brown County Farm Bureau and has been active in the state Young Agricultural Professionals program.
WEEC SPORTS – WEDNESDAY 11-21-12:
COLLEGE MENS BASKETBALL: NO. 1 INDIANA 82 GEORGETOWN 72 OT, BUTLER 82 NORTH CAROLINA 71, MICHIGAN STATE 74 BOISE STATE 70, AND IN DIV. 3, GRINNELL COLLEGE 179 FAITH BAPTIST BIBLE 104, GRINELL’S JACK TAYLOR SCORES AN NCAA-RECORD 138 POINTS, INCLUDING 27 3-POINTERS, AND HE ENDED UP MAKING 52 BASKETS OVERALL! OH, BY THE WAY, DAVID LARSON HAD 70 IN THE LOSING EFFORT FOR FAITH BAPTIST! IN A LOW SCORING AFFAIR, WITTENBERG 66 CAPITAL 54, BILL BROWN’S TIGERS 3-0!
RUTGERS BECOMES THE 2ND EAST COAST TEAM IN AS MANY DAYS TO JOIN THE BIG TEN OFFICIALLY, SAYS CBSSPORTS.COM.
CAL FIRES FOOTBALL COACH JEFF TEDFORD AFTER A 3-9 SEASON, INCLUDING A 35-28 LOSS AT OHIO STATE.
NFL FOOTBALL THURSDAY: 12:30PM: HOUSTON AT DETROIT, 4:15PM: WASHINGTON AT DALLAS, 8:20PM: NEW ENGLAND AT N.Y. JETS.
SUNDAY 1PM: PITTSBURGH AT CLEVELAND, OAKLAND AT CINCINNATI, BUFFALO AT INDIANAPOLIS.
SATURDAY NOON: NCAA DIV. 3 2ND ROUND: WITTENBERG AT HOBART, NEW YORK. MICHIGAN AT OHIO STATE AS THE BUCKEYES TRY TO GO 12-0! OREGON AT OREGON STATE, STANFORD AT 9-2 UCLA, NOON: INDIANA AT PURDUE, 3:30PM: AUBURN AT ALABAMA, WISCONSIN AT PENN STATE, 7PM: SOUTH CAROLINA AT CLEMSON, 8PM: NO. 1 NOTRE DAME AT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL STATE SEMIFINALS, FRIDAY NIGHT 7:30PM: COLUMBUS HARTLEY VS. CLINTON-MASSIE AT NORTHMONT, MARION LOCAL VS. MCCOMB AT WAPAKONETA, MOGADORE VS. NEWARK CATHOLIC AT NEW PHILADELPHIA, NEW ALBANY VS. TROTWOOD-MADISON AT PIQUA, SATURDAY 7PM: CINCINNATI MOELLER VS. PICKERINGTON NORTH AT DAYTON’S WELCOME STADIUM, THURGOOD MARSHALL VS. BELLEVUE AT OHIO WESLEYAN, COLDWATER VS. LIBERTY-BENTON AT LIMA SENIOR.
A FORMER CROSS COUNTRY STATE CHAMPION DOING QUITE WELL IN HIS JUNIOR YEAR AT THE AIR FORCE ACADEMY. ISAIAH BRAGG, FORMER EMMANUEL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY STANDOUT, HELPED THE MENS TEAM TO A 2ND PLACE AT THE MOUNTAIN WEST CHAMPIONSHIPS IN OCTOBER, PACING THE MENS TEAM WITH A 7TH PLACE FINISH OVERALL, AND TO A 6TH PLACE FINISH AT THE NCAA REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS IN FORT COLLINS, COLORADO EARLIER THIS MONTH! BRAGG HELPED IN SCORING FOR THE 10K RACE FINISHING 55TH. THE MENS TEAM FINISHED 1ST AT 2 OTHER MEETS DURING THIS PAST SEASON! ISAIAH IS THE SON OF DR. DAN AND ANNETTE BRAGG. THE AIR FORCE MEDIA GUIDE REPORTS ISAIAH SAYING “HE CONSIDERS RUNNING A GIFT AND HIS WAY TO GLORIFY GOD.”