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Volume 42, Number 11

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In 1945, our club was formed by a group of Bellevue veterans who had returned from World War II. They decided to start a club for the veterans from our city of Bellevue. They called it the Bellevue Veterans Club and held their meetings at Resch’s Café until the membership grew and a larger place was needed to hold their meetings. The city building was that place for a time, as was the Avenue Café. In 1949 our present property was purchased and in a few years a ranch style building was built to house our membership. In 1970 our building was enlarged to the size of our present building. In 1955 our boy’s baseball program was started. Our



An unknown author once said, “Leaders instill in their people a hope for success and a belief in themselves. Positive leaders empower people to accomplish their goals.” And at Holy Trinity School, that is exactly what teachers and staff are hoping to accomplish with the implementation of the Leader in Me program. Leader in Me (LiM) is a school leadership program based on Steven Covey’s “7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” Leader in Me is designed to enhance a school’s current curriculum by providing additional lessons in critical thinking,


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girls’ volleyball program was started in 1970. With these two programs came the start of our youth league program. This program was started for all boys and girls regardless of their talent or experience. Also in 1955 our club sponsored a team in the knothole league for the more experienced players. In 1975 two additional fields were added to our grounds. Lights were added to our first field and in 1991 they were added to a second field. Today hundreds of children are involved in our youth baseball and volleyball leagues and our knothole program. The children involved in these programs are from our local community.

We also have other activities such as softball for the men and co-ed softball leagues for the young adults. We have horseshoe leagues for the men, ladies and co-ed teams. Bellevue High School’s baseball team uses our field for their home games every year. Bellevue Youth Football has used our grounds for practices for many years. Our Christmas Relief Committee has a Christmas food program for needy families of the community. In 1995, a Ladies Auxiliary started working with us on our many activities. Our goal is and has been to help our community in any way we can. We’re proud to be a part of this fine community

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self-discipline, social-emotional skills, global awareness, appreciation of diversity, problem solving skills, and many more essential skills to prepare students for college, career, and life beyond school. Over the summer, Holy Trinity’s faculty and staff participated in a two day workshop for Leader in Me, and they regularly attend additional coaching days in order to meet with other LiM schools and gather ideas to bring to their students. Most recently, the LiM Lighthouse coordinators, Mrs. Christina Rice and Mrs. Sarah Stevie and principal Mrs. Katie Jacobs, spent two days in December observing a local elementary school in Boone County. Mrs. Jacobs, Mrs. Rice and Mrs. Stevie, along with the outstanding faculty and staff, have implemented a

system of school wide jobs for students to apply for and carry out, a shout out system for students caught being leaders, and many other exciting, positive changes. Students have LiM journals, and teachers and staff wear different “habit” shirts every Thursday to remind students what leadership habit everyone is working on. Banners have been created and hung in each hallway to serve as a reminder for students. Leader in Me has brought a tremendous positive change to Holy Trinity’s faculty and students. Student accomplishments are celebrated daily and weekly; students have been given a voice and a chance to lead their peers in various school wide jobs; teachers

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2-8-20 by Mayor Charlie Cleves Visioning Just like last year at this time, February promises to be one of our busiest months of the year. On Saturday morning February 8, the Board of Council met with City of Bellevue staff for a visioning session. I want to thank our staff which includes City Clerk/ Treasurer Mary Scott, City Engineer Mike Yeager, Police Chief Leland Estepp, Fire Chief Chris Adkins, Zoning Administrator Cindy Minter, Code Enforcement Director Tom McDaniel, Public Services Foreman Rick Mallery, Community Development Director Jody Robinson, City Attorney Dave Fessler and City Administrator Frank Warnock. Staff and the Board of Council met for a long morning to try to develop planning for the City in the upcoming year. Frank brought the idea of a visioning session from his days at Covington, and this process has been very helpful for Bellevue. We shared our ideas to try to reach a collective vision for the City. We did this last year and it worked. Many of the ideas that we talked about are now reality. I told everyone there how much I appreciated us working together. We don’t make much money as elected leaders, and we have to spend a lot of time at events like the visioning session. But we don’t do it for the money, we do it because we care. The visioning session asks, what is our vision? What are the goals? What do we need to do better? I should also note that we will soon be giving up a day of work to go to Frank-

fort to visit with legislative leaders and share some of our ideas and requests. This is the annual Kentucky League of Cities legislative event that connects local elected leaders with state legislators. We go there to meet with our legislators to lobby them with what is important to our City. No rest for the weary. I’ll be meeting with Frank and Mary to talk about the fiscal year budget that begins July 1, 2020. We go through the budget carefully. Just recently, we met with Sanitation District No. 1 to talk about the Shady Terrace area flooding issues, Covert Run, Lincoln Road, the industrial park, and the high school football field issues. If we could just raise the City up about 10 feet, we’d be out of the flood zone for the most part, but we can’t do that, so we’re taking a look at options. I have learned that meetings are a way of life. Frank and I have attended meetings recently with developers, Southbank, the monthly Mayors meetings, staff meetings and others, and that’s the way it is and has to be. In any event, I want to share a few of my ideas that I shared at the visioning session Saturday. It has been a pleasure working with Council and staff this past year. Together, we have accomplished a lot. Now, we’ve got more work to do. This is our 150th year in existence, and we want to make this a special year. Our Sesquicentennial Planning Committee has been working to plan events, and I hope we will take the time to pause, reflect and consider how we need to understand and appreciate how

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historic home, even if you do not live in one of our local or national historic districts, from the foundation to the roof and everything in between. There are sessions about financing, historic tax credits that a number of Bellevue residents have taken advantage of, and more. It’s an opportunity to better understand how to maintain, improve your property and understand historic preservation. A “Taste and Talk” at lunchtime with a free boxed lunch and keynote speaker, Scott Sidler from the Craftsman Blog. Following his talk there will be dessert in the Vendor Fair and more sessions. An added highlight to the Vendors Fair is a hands-on area! Our schedule is being finalized so registration will be open later this month. For the latest information on NKY Restoration Weekend and helpful hints about and other preservation related information, join us on Facebook at We’ll let you know on Facebook when the registration is open, but in the meantime you can check

out our website at www. NKY Restoration is an unincorporated association and collaboration of individuals who represent businesses, artisans and craftsman, non-profit organizations, the Kentucky Heritage Council, cities and the local historic preservation offices in Northern Kentucky whose main goal and purpose is to provide educational opportunities in and to advocate for historic preservation though organizing the NKY Restoration Weekend and related programming for architects, planners, business owners, and property owners. The weekend celebrates NKY’s historic architecture while promoting historic preservation, rehabilitation, and sustainability to participants throughout the region. This event is made possible through sponsorships and is partially funded with a generous Certified Local Government grant given to the Cities of Bellevue and Covington from the National Park Service and administered by the Kentucky Heritage Council.


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The classic film, The Big Lebowski, ushered in a wave of “Dudeism,” a philosophy to simply take ‘er easy, no matter what. March 6th is the nation’s official day to join with others in a “Dude” state of mind. A few White Russians are a must while you chill with friends on The Avenue in your bathrobe and shorts, or a bowl-


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nKy C hApTer Kpr M eeTing The NKY Chapter of Kentucky Public Retirees will meet on Monday March 9, 202 at Golden Corral 388 Orphanage Road Fort Wright, KY. Meeting time is 11:45 a.m. We will begin with a buffet lunch and guest speaker to be determined at later date. A short business meeting will follow with updates from 2020 legislative session in Frankfort. Retirees who receive a pension from CERS, KERS, and STATE POLICE are eligible to join along with their spouses. The group is made up of retirees from state government, state police, county and local governments, support staff from KY. Independent school systems, and support staff from KY. State colleges and universities. Member ship is free from month of joining


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have been given the tools to transform their students into global thinkers with the confidence to be leaders everyday in big and small ways. “Our son has so much confidence and leadership skills after being in school there for a short 6 months,” said Marlene Thies, whose son, Robby, is a member of the kindergarten class. Much more is on the horizon for Holy Trinity and Leader in Me. School “families,” weekly shoutout celebrations, and the inclusion of bi-monthly clubs are just some of the things in the works for next year and beyond at Holy Trinity.

to end of year for first time members. Individual member ship dues are $15 a year from January to December 2020. KPR has a website that an application for membership can be completed along with paying yearly dues. KPR has a twitter account, Facebook page, and quarterly newsletter “The Kernel” with all the latest pension news. To be a member it is not required to attend all monthly meetings, Although we strongly urge individuals to do so. All questions can be addressed to NKY Chapter President Milton Mains 859-512-9881 or email MHLM Submitted by: Melissa Artopoeus Public Relations for NKY Chapter of KPR

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special the City of Bellevue is now and how we can improve it. The one thing I know we all have in common is that we want the City of Bellevue to be a safe, clean, vibrant, caring and fun city. I have established a few goals for my visioning plan. Here they are: 1. Complete the first phase of the FEMA project. 2. Complete the drainage system on Lincoln Road. 3. Sign a development agreement for the city-owned riverfront development site. 4. Sign a development deal for the Marianne Theater. 5. Have the Kroger gas station complete and open for business. 6. Design the Donnermeyer Drive upgrades. 7. Sign a development agreement for the Shady Terrace. 8. Upgrade our parks. Add electric service to Swope Park. Raise the level of the low end of Beach Park. Plan for the installation of a fishing pier/observation deck/water taxi drop off point. 9. Advertise a development RFP for City-owned property adjacent to the industrial park. 10. Attract more businesses to Fairfield Avenue that are open 6-9 pm. 11. Get started with creating the Riverfront Commons Project (the trails connecting the cities along the Ohio River). Now, I know you are on board with all of that. Let’s get moving. Next, I want share Frank’s Top 50. He’s a little out there on some of his ideas. I have to keep an eye on him, but as hard as it is for me to say this, he does

have some good ideas even though some of them may be a little crazy. He shares his Top 50 each year. Here are his ideas, goals and outlandish wish list: 1. Move forward with the FEMA North & South Sherry, Bonnie Leslie project. 2. Economic development incentive programming. Review law, regulations so they are friendly to business. 3. Focus on Taylor Business District— marketing it as the Heart of Bellevue, perhaps/sprucing it up. 4. Quarterly meetings with Sanitation District No. 1. 5. Code enforcement ordinance re-write. 6. Expand, energize and market Bellevue Entertainment District. 7. Activate actual street improvement projects. 8. Complete Lincoln Road. 9. Take sidewalk repair/tree enhancement to the next level. 10. Franchise fee review and modernization. 11. Increase, promote professionalism of City staff. 12. Riverfront development. 13. Marianne Theater RFP. 14. Review of bond debt; consider refinancing debt. 15. More focused investment approach. 16. Continued improvement of the Avenue. 17. Make Center one-way in front of the high school. 18. Produce a thoughtful, focused, effective 2020-2021 budget. 19. Review franchise legislation. 20. Fire up the Human Rights Commission. 21. Enact procurement policy. 22. Social contract for Council, No. 2. 23. Continue Ambassador Club (monthly visits

to businesses). 24. Monitor and review of short-time rental regulation. 25. Witte Park developed. 26. Pay/ benefits enhancement for staff. 27. Park upgrades. 28. Continue grant effort. 29. Re-design, improve Donnermeyer business district. 30. Pedestrian bridge restoration. 31. Review website policy. 32. Review/improve website. 33. Establishing backup plans for departments. 34. Review and consideration of improved pedestrian safety. 35. More restaurants, destinations on the Avenue. 36. Creating tourist attractions for Bellevue; i.e. iconic structures (bus), museum. 37. Complete Book of Boards. 38. Tree Commission ordinance re-write. 39. Special events city-wide. 40. Traffic flow on the Avenue review and improvement. 41. Streetscaping at key locations. 42. Improved fleet management and budgeting. 43. Memorial Parkway turn lane. 44. River access from Bellevue Beach Park. 45. Think Tanks. 46. Combined services with Dayton, other entities. 47. Public/private partnerships. 48. Promote Historic Preservation; review of guidelines. 49. Expand access to public transportation. 50. Speakers’ corner in Bellevue Beach Park. I think we had a pretty good year in 2019. I’m hoping for an even better year in 2020. If you have any ideas or thoughts, please feel free to share.

Susan “Sue” Lynn Parr Huiet, 62, of Florence, Kentucky, passed away on Saturday, January 25th at Highlandspring in Ft. Thomas, Kentucky. She grew up in Bellevue, Kentucky and attended Bellevue High School. She was a long time employee of the Internal Revenue Service in Covington, Kentucky. Sue was preceded in death by her mother Janet Soehngen Parr and brother Leon Scott Parr. Sue is survived by father Kenneth Parr and stepmother Billie Jo Parr, sons Jacob Huiet and Jeremiah Parr, brother Larry Shane (Colleen) Parr and sisters Stephanie (Burke) Herron, Shelia (Paul) Walton, Sharon (Art Rowland) Parr, and many nieces and nephews. A private memorial event

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Dawahares/KHSAA, and the Bellevue Hall of Fame. The football field at Nicholas Co. is named in his honor.

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We are proud to continue “BHS Athletic History” it is a monthly feature. All the information and work to produce this column was provided by Coach Mike Swauger.

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Ben H. PumphreyFootball Coach, 19661967. Track Coach- 19671968. Coach Ben Pumphrey came to Bellevue as Head Football and Track Coach at the start of the 196667 school year. A renown Track Coach throughout the Commonwealth his Tiger football teams also did quite well. His 1966 squad defeated the eventual State Champions from Dayton during the regular season. He recorded two winning seasons during his short stay in Bellevue. It was in the spring during the track and field season where the

standard was set. Coach Ben, wearing his familiar straw hat, led the Tigers to consecutive State Track and Field Championships in 1967 and 1968, the first for the school. In 1967 the team broke 12 school records. Coach Pumphrey’s career saw him coach Football and Track at 11 Kentucky high schools from 1955 through 1999. He won 179 victories in football, a noteworthy achievement as many of the wins were at schools not known for their football tradition. His true forte was coaching Track. Coach Pumphrey was, indeed a “Gentle Ben” and would often refer to his players as his “honeys.” He was a master motivator, telling every kid he ever coached how great they were, big or fast, slow or fat, and they believed him. He is a member of the

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The Sprague BoysPlus one- Scott- 1970, Jay1979, and Jeff- 1980. The Spragues (along with dad Jack, a 1945 BHS graduate) excelled in football and track while attending BHS. Father Jack was All-NKAC in football as a senior and also was a state track meet qualifier. Scott was a member of the 1967 and 1968 State Championship Track Teams, earning 11 medals during his career at state and currently holds school records in the 100 at 10.7 (shared) and the 200 at 22.0. He was a fine football player and went on to UK where he ran track and set school records. Jay, won the State 110 high hurdles in 14.4 which is still a state record 40 years later. (and school record) Jay also won the State 300 meter int. hurdles in 38.94. He


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was a major contributor on the 1977 State Championship Football Team. Jeff, held the school record in the 400 meter dash at 49.7 since 1980 until it was broken by Seth Evers in 2018. Jeff also quarterbacked the 1979 State Football Champions and was selected to the All-State Team. All three brothers are members of the Northern Kentucky Athletic Directors Association and BHS Hall of Fame. Sister Susan Sprague Enslen, a 1982 graduate of BHS excelled in track and field as well and is a member of the Schools Hall of Fame. Robbie Thomas- 1970Robbie excelled in football, basketball, and tennis. He earned 11 Letters, was an All-Conference quarterback in football and All-Region guard in basketball. In tennis Robbie was a singles and doubles Regional Champion. In 1969 he and teammate Rick Rothfuss finished as State Runner-up. Betsy Rothfuss- 1973One of the most outstanding female tennis players in school. Betsy was a 6year letter winner for Coach Meng. She was a Regional Runner-up in doubles as an 8th grader and sophomore. She dominated Northern Kentucky in singles as a junior and senior by winning back to back Regional Titles. Betsy will forever be remembered as a fierce and competitive player on the court during her career with the Lady Tigers. Sheri Shouse- 1975Sheri participated in volleyball, basketball, and track. She was an all-around versatile athlete in the early years’ of girls athletics. She was All-Conference in volleyball and led her team to 3 titles, including a 17-1 record her senior season. Sheri averaged 18 ppg in basketball and led her team a Conference Title and berth in the Regional Tournament. In track she was a state meet participant after

leading her team to Regional Championships during her junior and senior years. Karen Forge- 1976Karen was the best athlete in the class of 1976. She was All-Region in volleyball and basketball. She led Coach Meng’s first 3 teams to Conference Titles and a Regional Runner-up. Karen helped lay the foundation for the success of the program. She was the first female in school history to receive an athletic scholarship, attending Morehead State University, and playing volleyball. At Morehead she met her husband, Walt Terrell, who would go on and pitch in the Major Leagues. Jennifer Lyons- 1977Jennifer was one of the greatest basketball players to come out of Northern Ky. In 3 seasons for the Lady Tigers she scored 2752 points which for many years was the Regional record for a male of female player. (her rebounding totals and assists were off the chart but we do not have the stats to verify) As a senior Jennifer averaged 32.4 ppg. And once scored 54 against Our Lady of Providence. She led her club to a Regional Runner-up. She was a first team All-State selection. Jennifer played in the prestigious Ky-Indiana AllStar game. She went on to Northern Ky University and finished her career as a 1000 point scorer.


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MenTAl heAlTh MATTers How our thoughts can control over behavior.

by Whayne Herriford, MS, LPCC Many times, when I work with people who have anxiety or depression, we begin to notice that their responses to triggers for those feelings have to do with thoughts they are having. For example, they see someone who appears to be frowning at them and they assume they’ve done something wrong. So not knowing what that might be they get anxious or depressed not considering that the person may have been frowning for a totally unrelated reason! Some of the thoughtdistortions that can produce these negative thoughts are: •“All-or-nothing” thinking that makes things either right or wrong. Few things are that black and white – there’s usually lots of grey. •A big one for lots of people is anything that starts with “I should” or “I have to” or “I must.” Many times, when we have these kinds of feelings it’s because someone or something external to ourselves has created that belief. In reality, there are very few things that people should, must or have to do. •There’s a term called ‘catastrophizing’ which means that anything that happens to us, no matter how small, feels like the end of the world. Nothing is the end of the world but the end of the world. •For some of us it’s hard to accept positive feedback or compliments so we put down or discount achievements or accomplishments from others. When we think this way, we also will tend to only look at mistakes we have made and not consider the positives in our lives. •Emotional reasoning describes a tendency to think that because we feel a particular way it must be true. Feelings are important and always need to be considered, but they are frequently not a true indicator of the reality of a situation. •In relationships I find

that a typical problem is “jumping to a conclusion” because we believe we can read the other person’s mind and know what they are thinking. Familiarity with another person certainly leads to this ability in some situations, but it’s unlikely that you can actually read another person’s mind. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is designed to help people look at this tendency and practice “thought-stopping” when they feel themselves falling into this routine. When faced with cognitive distortions that are creating undesirable outcomes for a person the goal is to be able to identify the thought when it happens and stop before acting. We then look at alternative interpretations for the triggering event and determine if our initial thought was the correct one. Usually when someone can learn to stop themselves from going forward with an incorrect thought they can, over time, manage the anxiety or depression better and have better relationships with others. Whayne Herriford, MS, LPCC is a licensed professional clinical counselor in the state of Kentucky and practices in both NKY and Cincinnati. This column is intended to provide general information to people about mental health related issues and is not for diagnostic or treatment purposes. You should always consult with a mental health professional when you have concerns about thoughts or feelings. If you have a question you’d like to see addressed in a future column, please send it to: The Bellevue Comm. News. email to communityshopper or mail to 464 Kuhrs Lane Kentonvale, Ky. 41015



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by Jo Anne Warren Master Gardener, Tree Hugger We are being made aware of the need for trees native to our hemisphere. In the 19th Century when the plant hunters were sending beautiful species back to us from China, a basic correlative was somehow missed, and in fact is still but dimly understood—they should have shipped their pollinators with them! The plants had developed with their pollinators for four or five hundred years, creating a workable relationship. The plants will not “take up with” alien pollinators, our own bugs, birds and butterflies. Now we are trying to learn our native species— trying to find these varieties to plant. As it is currently crucial to save and encourage our native pollinators, we must learn the appropriate plants and cultivars of those plants and plant them in our cities and properties. It will be difficult to learn this body of knowledge from our nurseries and landscape architects, who are not ready to re-learn their business. What is for sale is not labeled for “native,” and it is difficult to find out from websites, but books are being published as this knowledge is developing-they are in our libraries-the Civic Garden Center in Cincinnati and our public libraries-- and gradually we can add natives to our streets and yards. In a discussion at a local garden club recently, the experienced gardeners were almost in tears, saying, “Do I have to rip out all these beautiful plants?” It was decided that no, no ripping out is tough, but when we plant something new we can learn what native plant will serve in its place; and we begin to convert our streets and properties to food for pollinators. Carpinus carolina, American Hornbeam. Among the best trees that tolerate compacted, infertile soils and the general environment found in cities and along streets and sidewalks, this tree has all the right characteristics--not a messy, brittle tree that could cost

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as a prisoner of war under the rules of war. (Soldiers captured in combat zones in possession of civilian clothing were liable to be treated as spies and summarily executed.) In prewar conditions, discharged veterans typically donned civilian clothing when returning home, but this was logistically difficult during wartime and immediate post-war America. Approximately 16 million men and women served in the uniformed services during the crisis, most of whom were scheduled to be discharged within a short period of time during the general demobilization at the end of the war. Clothing was already in short supply due to cloth rationing, and the immediate clothing needs of millions of returning veterans threatened to crash an already overtaxed system. Federal law, however, prevented civilians, even veterans, from wearing military uniforms under most circumstances. The Honorable Service Lapel Button was created to allow returning veterans to continue, legally, to wear their military uniforms while, at the same time, signifying that they had ceased to be active duty personnel. The discharge insignia, embroidered onto a cloth lozenge and sewn on the right breast of the tunic, allowed its wearer to continue to wear his or her uniform for up to thirty days subsequent to discharge. Some veterans wore the pin on their civilian lapels for many years after the end of the war. It also appeared on a postage stamp honoring veterans, and is widely used as an unofficial symbol of veteran’s pride. The usage of the term “ruptured duck” later expanded to also refer to individuals wearing it, as in “that ruptured duck is flying space-available.” Presumably because these individuals were usually in a great hurry to return to their homes in the United States, the term later came into use when describing somebody or something which was moving quickly.

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an extravagant lifestyle, and how Remus grew an illegal bourbon empire that stretched nationwide. He murdered his wife Imogene in cold blood in Eden Park and the resulting trial was a national media sensation. Batchelor currently teaches in the Media, Journalism & Film Department at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. The event is free but registration is required. Register at or www. Batchelor will sign copies of his book after his talk. Refreshments will be available at a cash bar. This event is made possible through a partnership among the Campbell County Historical & Genealogical Society, the Newport History Museum, the Campbell County Public Library, The Newport Syndicate and American Legacy Tours (the Gangster Tour). Adults. Register. Library Night at Falcon Theatre: The Agitators 8-10 pm Thursday, March 19 Location: Falcon Theatre, 636 Monmouth St Newport, 41071. The final dress rehearsal of Falcon Theatre’s production of The Agitators will be free of charge, this night only, to patrons who register and have a library card with the Campbell County Public Library. Doors open at 7:30 pm. The play tells the story of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass, young abolitionists who began their 45-year friendship with a common purpose and like ideals. Eventurally, as their movements collided

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What can I say about love?! I think of the song “Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing.” A popular song with music by Sammy Fain and lyrics by Paul Francis Webster. The song was publicized first in the movie, Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955), winning the Academy Award for Best Original Song. If you don’t know this song, I’m glad, because that means you are younger than me and you’re reading this article – I’m happy about that. Maybe I even could say, I love you for that. Our culture uses the word love for all kinds of things. I’ve even heard people say that they “love” broccoli! Sometimes it just gets downright silly what we use the word love for. I mean really, how do you love a car? It all depends on what we are trying to say, I guess.

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I’m a big fan of the Masterpiece Classic show, Downton Abby. I own the whole series and have watched them several times. It is a great story set in an interesting time period that draws me out of my normal life and into a British reality I find fascinating and entertaining. I’ve caught myself saying, “I love Downton Abby.” I laugh when I say that, but in other ways it makes me wonder, is this where my love is going - to a Masterpiece Classic show on PBS? Surely my love is given to people, expressed through how I live, and to devotions far more significant than Cupid, that god of desire and affection found on greeting cards, candy boxes, and pillows. So, for what and who do we extend our love? A lawyer once asked Jesus, “Teacher, which com-

mandment in the law is the greatest?” Jesus said, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ Love is not a noun, it is a verb that embraces honesty, encompasses devotion, and embodies action. Love is a many-splendored thing.

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Bellevue Community News - February, 2020  

Bellevue Community News - February, 2020