“Lest we forget”- We had thousands in the Vietnam War in the 1960s and 1970s.Some were from the Miami Valley of Ohio and now share their stories of Christmas day in a land that most Americans at the time couldn’t locate on a map.
Description automatically generated with medium confidenceOur local law enforcement officers are on the front lines of the fentanyl crisis. They know all too well the toll it’s taking on communities across our state.
In November, many of us reflect on what we have in our lives to feel gratitude for, and I am no different. After spending the last 5 years of my career at the Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities (SCBDD), I can very honestly say that I’m grateful for every employee who works with me. I am continually impressed by the dedication and creativity the staff at SCBDD demonstrate. I wish the community could see these people in action more often. From the passion and commitment of Shelby Hills, our special education preschool team, to the patience and resourcefulness of our Service & Support Administrators and Community Education & Outreach staff, I cannot ask to be the leader of a better team. No matter their role, whether they work in Early Intervention or in our facilities department, our employees wholeheartedly support the mission of our organization.
By Marla Boone
By Betsy Kimbler
As we move ahead with the campaigns for the next U.S. president, our dysfunctional country is on the razor’s edge. As violence seems to be a regular occurrence, some citizens are hostile to those they consider unworthy: Jews, African Americans, Latinix, Asian Americans, LGBTQIA+ and on and on. Anxiety, fear, depression, isolation are rampant.
By Vivian Blevins