Over the Memorial Day holiday we all remembered the Veterans of wars gone by. We think particularly of those who lost their lives to make ours better. For me it was a very busy weekend, with family and friends. Amy, Jon and Benji were all here and so were Carrie and Ashlee. It was unique to have all three grandchildren (Connor, Ellee, and Rex) here at the same time. That was pretty special.
By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comI never thought I would ever get up the nerve to write this column, but after what may have happened in Minford this week and after again listening to the voice of my friend Brenda Strickland, laced with tears, I suddenly realized that while there are some parts of one’s life that he or she would rather not recall, sometimes there is the greater good.I was bullied as a child. Once you make it known that you have been ...
By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comHere is the fact - the city of Portsmouth is in financial straits no matter how you look at it. While City Manager Derek Allen tries to pull financial solutions out of a hat somewhere, some things are evident to people who visit places such as city parks or walk down Chillicothe Street. The city does not have the manpower to keep all of its property well groomed and pristine.
By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comSome of you may not have been aware but the city of Portsmouth was invaded on July 12. By invaded I mean the event City Invasion was held at Spartan Municipal Stadium.For months prior to the event volunteers and organizers canvassed the area with promotional material.The event was held with a great deal of anticipation on the amount of people that may attend, before the event one city official said organizers wer...
By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comI’ve worked with Susan Foster over the years in different capacities, a member of the press, a volunteer with PACT, a techie in her shows; she is one director I’ve worked with more than any other. Over my time spent around Foster, I’ve constantly heard the same remark from nearly everyone, which is the observation of her highly skilled nerves and the recommendation she become canonized as a saint as quickly as possi...
By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comIt has been a tough year for the United States of America. Veterans have been fined for flying flags in front of their homes by homeowners associations, soldiers banned from restaurants because they have their service dogs, students being told they can’t wear pro-America shirts because it incites violence.
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