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Al Thompson left Northwest Ohio on August 17 on a bicycle ride around the perimeter of the United States in an effort to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity and Save the Children.

Here is an excerpt from his blog, which you can follow by going to and clicking the icon in the upper right corner.

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When Indianapolis graphic designer Scott Arvin designed the cover for The Biggest Week in American Birding’s Visitors’ Guide, he chose to call the nine-day event “Warblerstock.”509BirdPlate

For those too young to remember, Warblerstock is a reference to Woodstock — a legendary rock music festival attracting an audience of 400,000 people over four days on a dairy farm in New York state from August 15-18, 1969.

The superintendent of the Oregon City Schools District said last week that he and School Board President Carol Molnar will honor a pledge to use revenue from a 3.95-mill levy passed last November for local Career Technical programs and extra-curricular activities.

Superintendent Hal Gregory specifically noted in a recent email to The Press that the funds would not be “available for employee raises.”

“On behalf of Mrs. Carol-Ann Molnar, school board president, and myself, and, as the representatives of OCS [Oregon City Schools] who publicly committed to using the recently approved 3.95-mill levy proceeds exclusively for maintaining local Career Technical programs and extra-curricular programs, we remain committed to that promise,” stated Gregory.

After a successful presentation of the musical “Hello Dolly,” the director of the Woodmore Drama Club says it’s time for the school district to begin planning for a performing arts center.

The club staged the musical March 17-20 in the cafetorium of the new PreK-8 building in Woodville, drawing mostly sellout crowds, according to Marcia Busdeker, who praised administrators and staff members for accommodating the production team and cast as they held auditions and rehearsals in different district buildings to, in turn, accommodate the practice schedules of athletic teams, cheerleading squads and other groups.

Regardless of your thoughts are on the Vietnam War, few argue that it’s fair to say that veterans who served this country in that conflict deserve our appreciation.

Unfortunately, for many of those veterans, anything but appreciation was shown to them when they returned in the 1960s and 1970s from southeast Asia. Many of the troops were treated by protestors with great disdain and abhorrence, something that might be difficult for many younger people to believe.

That’s why veterans believe that saying "thank you" is so important. They argue that people should showing respect and adoration for those who admirably served this country, as well as their loved ones, is important, no matter how long ago the war took place.



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