CHEERS for the appearance of The Traveling Wall now at Barnesville Memorial Park. It draws attention to veterans, service personnel and others who strive to keep our nation
free. Cheers also to those who made its appearance possible.
CHEERS to the congregation of the Somerton United Methodist Church for working to raise funds for the construction of a church building to replace one which had stood in the
village for 139 years until it was destroyed by the wayward
winds of a derecho.The town may be small, but like Mighty
Mouse, the church members aren't afraid of a challenge. They
also have been helped by other United Methodist congregations.
JEERS to the cockfights which have drawn people from eight states to a pit in Eastern Kentucky. Such blood-letting and cruelty doesn't deserve the term, "blood sport," as it's
sometimes defined. There's nothing sporting about it.
CHEERS to those who participated in the National Day of Prayer. Selected as this year's theme was "'One Voice, United in Prayer,'" to emphasize "the need for individuals,
corporately and individually, to place their faith in the
unfailing character of their Creator, who is sovereign over all
governments, authorities, and men."
CHEERS to the fact that Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's annual Light the Night Walk has to date raised more than $70,000 with more funds being received to help in the fight
against these illnesses.
CHEERS to the Jefferson County commissioners who have begun the formation of a land bank which could lead to the demolition or improvement of vacant houses throughout that
county and to the Belmont County commissioners who are now
studying such a formation as a possibility.