Our Visit to Facebook

While in California, we visited the headquarters of Facebook in Menlo Park in Silicon Valley on August 9, 2018. It is the world's most widely-used social media platform subscribed to by two and a half billion people. That includes the other familiar services of Instagram and WhatsApp, also owned by Facebook. An astounding 25,000 people work for Facebook.

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Memorial Day Post by Oleh Kubik about Dad

I would like to post this Memorial Day.

My Dad was 16 years old when the Nazis invaded Ukraine. Hitler outlawed high school attendance and offered many youths the "opportunity" to go to Germany and work and earn some money and return in 3 months. 3 YEARS later my Dad is gaunt famished and working as a slave in Nazi labor camps.

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Visit with John D. Cooke, former vice-president of McDonald’s Corporation

December 3, 1997

On Wednesday, December 3, 1997 Jim O’Brien, pastor of UCG Cincinnati North and Lexington, KY congregations and I visited with former McDonald’s vice-president and ombudsman, Mr. John D. Cooke. We were guests at his home in Galena, Illinois where he and his wife Marge have retired. Jim O’Brien has been a friend of Mr. Cooke for many years, going back to the time when they both lived in Paducah, Kentucky.

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Until Forever

Bev and I came across Faith-based movie Until Forever.  We were looking for a movie that was a true story and found this on Amazon Prime for free.  We almost passed over it, but sure glad we didn't!    

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Opiod/Heroin Epidemic in Southern Ohio

At our October 17, 2017, Batavia, OH Rotary meeting Newtown Police Chief Tom Synan who is also the co-chairman of the Hamilton County Opiate Task Force was our guest speaker. He spoke about the heroin epidemic in Southwest Ohio.  It was an eye-opening presentation about a serious drug problem killing at an accelerating rate right here where we live. 

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