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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A Day of Salvation

Betty Randle from Eden Prairie, MN, who our family has known for 50 years just sent me this poem.  She wrote it for the arts and crafts exhibit at the Wisconsin Dells Festival site next week.  She says she writes poems like this most every year and I wanted to share it with you. 

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Coleman and Heather Gidcumb

Bev and I are very happy for our niece Heather Kubik and Coleman Gidcumb who were married on September 22, 2017 in High Country Orchard in Colbert (Spokane area), Washington. Seeing Heather marry into such a fine family was very joyful for us to experience.  Both hold upright values and their marriage will be a success.

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