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November 2018 • Volume 41, Number 8

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November Message From Mayor Riehl

Hello! A very wet Halloween night did not dampen this spirts of our young residents to get out and do a little trick or treating. November is here and old man winter has already brought us some cold temperatures, reminding us of what comes next. With these colder temperatures and snow just around the corner, now is the time to get prepared for winter around our homes and here at the city. The salt barn is full and our Public Service Department is ready to keep our streets clear and safe during any upcoming snow events. Please remember during these cold winter months to check on those in our community who may

become shut in should the weather turn severe enough that they cannot leave their homes for the basic needs. Election Day has passed and with a higher number of voters in Bellevue exercising their right to vote. Our community once again has delivered an excellent group of candidates to serve as your next Mayor and City Council. Thank you for casting your vote and I’m sure all will work hard to make Bellevue great! And thank you to all the candidates who stepped up and put their name on the ballot for all our local races. It takes a huge commitment and great amount of time and resources to run for any office. The holiday shopping

season is just around the corner. Shop Bellevue this season for great gifts and service without any hassle. Our annual Christmas Walk will take place on November 23 and 24 on Fairfield Ave. Small business Saturday will also take place on the 24th. Kicking off the shopping season in Bellevue and will continue through the month of December, with great shopping, dining, and drinking. Shopping local, in our wonderful independently owned businesses, keeps those dollars here in the local economy to get reinvested into our community here at home. The Bellevue Neighborhood Association has already been busy preparing to make our town festive for the holidays. They will

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“Roger Ihrig, Bellevue Barber Closing Shop”

Roger opened his first barber shop at 353 Taylor in 1963. In 1985 he moved his shop to 358 Taylor. He met and serviced many residents of Bellevue for 55 years. Roger graduated from Campbell County High School then attended Covington Barber College. In 1965 he married his wife Judy and they had three boys. Roger and Judy loved to travel. A highlight of one of their travels was an Alaska cruise. “Roger stated he loves people and Bellevue is a nice community and I had a great time here and I met so many nice people”. Roger, Bellevue will Interview and contributed by Carol J. Rich miss you.

Meet Christine Brondhaver

Based on a gut feeling, Christine Brondhaver opened a home décor shop in Bellevue years ago with her husband. Christine and Larry were toying with the idea of opening up their own shop, and a Christmas commercial for Cleves & Lonneman led Christine to explore what Bellevue might have to offer. The perfect storefront was open and waiting for a business, and Christine knew this was their place. After spending some time in the home décor business, Christine noticed customers asking, “where can I find the nearest coffee shop?” In just one day, five customers asked for coffee. Christine vowed that if five more customers ask for coffee the next day, they would hang up the décor and start serving coffee. As fate would have it, five customers asked for coffee, and shortly after, Christine and Larry opened

Avenue Brew. Although they changed their business model, Christine is happy to stay in Bellevue: “This city offers a great community environment. People are out enjoying a walk down Fairfield Avenue to visit the stores and coffee shops. The community knows each other, and at Avenue Brew, we love being a central point of gathering.” Avenue Brew serves handpicked food and custom-made coffee, offering a unique and delicious experience. Although Avenue Brew is well known for coffee, they also serve breakfast and lunch daily, and on Fridays and Saturdays, they serve dinner. Adding to the coffee and food, Avenue Brew is now serving alcohol, and plans are in the works for a specialized drink menu and patio. Christine Brondhaver is excited about all that Avenue Brew has planned and looks forward to serving up some biscuits and gravy!


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Code Enforcement Corner

by Terry Baute Code Enforcement Officer Hello Bellevue Residents! THANK YOU to all of our veterans. November 11th we celebrated Veterans Day. Being a former Marine, I am proud to be part of this special day of recognition. We should all say a special prayer and offer a heart felt thank you to all the veterans of this great nation of ours. I also say Semper Fi to our Marines. The Marine Corps birthday is celebrated every year on November 10th. So there you have two days of celebration in recognition of

our veterans who are serving or have served in the armed forces. Thank you all for your service and God Bless America! I believe the clean up Bellevue this past month was a success. I say success because we filled both dumpsters in our parking lot as well as public works picking up trash and debris from our alleys and filled their dumpster. Thank you to all who helped make clean up a success for our city. A special thanks to our public works team. These guys do a fantastic job and work hard to keep the city free of debris and trash. Please help them in keeping our own areas, streets and alley free of trash. Speaking of trash, I think we all need a special refresher course in how we dispose of trash and what is expected by CSI, our trash collection group. In a nut shell you are allowed up to four cans and

one large item such as a couch for weekly trash pick up. Once again all furniture, couches, beds clothing MUST be wrapped in plastic. We have large plastic bags that we sell at our city building at a price of $3.00 dollars per bag. They come with twist ties and are heavy duty and very durable. The fine for not placing this stuff in plastic can and does result in a fine of $100.00 per incident. Do the math $3.00 bag vs. $100.00 fine. One other point is that not having lids on cans causes problems with animals and with rain. A can with an inch of water is extremely heavy and CSI probably won’t pick it up. The weight limit for a trash can is 75 pounds. Please do your part in trash collection and disposal of trash. Remember when in doubt about a permit please call us and we will be more than happy to assist you with your project. I hope this Winter season brings you peace, good health, prosperity and fortune. Be kind, do good work and stay in touch! Have a safe winter!


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S hop T he A venue Y ule L ove I t ! The countdown is on! First Friday on December 7th falls two and a half weeks from Christmas. Don’t fret! Do yourself a favor and don’t leave town and get into the thick of the Christmas shopping frenzy. Instead shop The Avenue where you’ll feel the spirit of Christmas created by your local businesses and Bellevue Neighborhood Association neighbors that decorated all of Bellevue. Embrace our old-fashion charm and know you can find something for everyone on your shopping list with the added benefit of reinvesting in your community! Is there anything better than the sparkle of Fairfield Avenue at night during the holiday season offering stress-free shopping? Welcome to First Friday: Shop The Avenue – Yule Love it! Beginning at 5 pm. It will be an evening “yule love”


be working hard, as they always do, over the next few weeks to make Bellevue come to life for the Holiday Season. A big thanks to all the great volunteers who make this happen all year long and make it look effortless, even though it is not. Once again the City of Bellevue will be participating with the Campbell County Library in the annual “Drop your Drawers” campaign to collect new underwear for the School Resource Center here in Bellevue. Please drop them off at the City Clerk’s office during regular business hours, boy or girls sizes 4 to 16 before December 31. Last year we collected over 100 pairs for this great cause. Please take time to wrap up those last minute outdoor projects to prepare for the winter months ahead. Please remember to keep the alleys clear of garbage cans and debris so that the

of shopping that simply cannot be found at the mall or big box store. You’ll find one-of-a kind gifts, handmade items, delectable treats, and inviting eateries all delivering a festive ambiance and personalized attention. Shopping locally is a reinvestment in your community. Our local businesses contribute to not only what makes Bellevue the perfect place to call home; they also support our schools, churches, and organizations that create community. They are there for you and will continue be able continue to deliver with your patronage. There truly is something to the “shop local” dialog – it makes places special and sustainable. Stay in touch with all the holiday offerings by visiting us on Facebook at

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alleys can be cleared during snow events. Remove your vehicle from the street if possible when snow falls so Public Services can plow the streets safely. I wish you a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving and look forward to a joyous holiday season.

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Kent Lofts Development Hello, I’m on the Bellevue Planning & Zoning Commission, and I suppose we were among the first points of contact with the folks from Ashley and Orleans when they proposed their project. I think the initial reaction we had was incredulity – Who in their right mind thinks they can turn this big old factory into attractive modern residences? We tinker here and there with our zoning code to meet new conditions, but I’m told that our basic document has been around since the 1960s. It took a nip and a tuck in several places to accommodate a project of this size in a neighborhood at least 100 years old. The developers along the way showed a great deal of consideration to the neighbors concerned about what the project would do to their preferred parking arrangements. While they were under the usual pressures developers live with in launching a big deal, they showed patience with us as we worked through the cumbersome

process of map changes and text amendments. The developers quickly worked through negotiations on a financing package with the city and the board of education. These people hung in there! After a while our mood on the planning commission shifted to one of gratitude toward the developers. Soon after that, there emerged excitement … These developers, Orleans and Ashley, have done Bellevue a great favor. Not just the obvious ones … • A ten million dollar investment; • Jobs and incomes flowing out of the project • A hundred or so new residents for a town that’s lost a quarter of its population in the last 40 years. A jazzy residential enclave in a part of town that hasn’t had much in the way of major investment in decades. The developers have given us something better and more important. They’re helping us see a better version of ourselves.

Jim Dady, Chair of the Bellevue Planning and Zoning Commission provided remarks at the Kent Lofts Groundbreaking. October 18, 2018

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The developers certainly know the business environment out there. We’re living in a competitive world. You don’t think Cincinnati was jealous when Newport landed Newport on the Levee, the Aquarium? You don’t think cities aren’t scrapping for every dollar of investment out there – from the Catalytic Fund, from Southbank Partners, from Tri-Ed, from OKI, from the private market? It’s a jungle out there! These developers have shown us how to find underdeveloped gems in our midst that we’ve overlooked ourselves, and shown us how to buff and polish and make them new again. It’s a great lesson. What the experience with these developers teaches us is that Bellevue can be in the front rank of towns in the region. Consider our assets … Durable, historic, and attractive housing right in the pocket of what many young, and not so young, homebuyers want. A strategic location smack in the middle of one of America’s great metro areas, and alongside one of the principal inland waterways. A cadre of business people with the entrepreneurial spirit to serve their clientele, and take care of their families, and their employees and their families. Emerging social networks coming together to make neighborhoods better, to make the town better. Everywhere I go in the region they tell me, ‘I hear good things about Bellevue.’ I know people who grew up here, moved away, and who are clamoring to get back here. What the developers have reminded us of, and what we should remind ourselves of every day is that Bellevue can be the greatest little city in Greater Cincinnati. James P. Dady, Member Bellevue Planning & Zoning Commission Contributed by Carol J. Rich



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Two Teachers Are Better Than One! Charleston, South Carolina has been voted the #1 city in the World by numerous travel magazines. The Promise Group, an educational consulting company based out of Charleston, is excited to award 2 Bellevue High School teachers with a Luxury Vacation to beautiful Charleston, South Carolina. Kathy Lewis, the founder and CEO of The Promise Group, grew up in Bellevue, Kentucky and

is a 1982 graduate of Bellevue High School. Kathy has dedicated her career to serving students, parents, and teachers in public education. The Promise Group is committed to keeping the promise of quality education on behalf of students and teachers. Kathy has never forgotten her Kentucky roots and the many educators who were dedicated to keeping the promise of education to her. She understands the importance

of teachers and that their care is paramount to student achievement. Kathy decided, through her company, to pay it forward - by awarding a teacher working in the place where her future was cared about and considered as she believes we must care for those who care for our youth. She hopes that this offering will celebrate and highlight great teachers and the importance of their position and compelling contribution. The Award - Vacation at Pumpkin Retreat worth $7000.00 • 6 days and 5 nights in a 5 bedroom 4.5 bath waterfront home • Private Island location with firepit, private dock, and pier head • Luxury appointed and professionally decorated home • Gift Basket with


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Fairfield Avenue Christmas Walk November 23 and 24 from 10am to 6pm Make the Christmas Walk your holiday tradition! The day after Thanksgiving leaves us with fond memories, a refrigerator brimming with leftovers, and the beginning of the holiday shopping season. Start yours off with the 2-day Fairfield Avenue Christmas Walk from 10 am to 6 pm each day! It’s your opportunity to turn Black Friday, November 23 into a colorful day. And, for Small Business Saturday, November 24 we have all sorts of surprises for shopping “small.” Shop one or both days for a stress-free experience steeped with nostalgia, filling your heart with wonder and a chance

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to win fabulous prizes! You’ll find our independent businesses offer an eclectic mix of merchandise for everyone on your holiday list. Take a break at one of our eateries or brewery to revel in the ambiance of the day. Avoid the lines, the traffic, and all the hype driven by executives in some far away city. Stop, chat, visit, get your picture taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus on Schneider’s patio, weather permitting. In addition to our enticing festive ambiance, our prizes will make you

not want to miss a thing. Each business you visit you’ll earn one chance to win prizes donated from each participating business valued at a minimum of $30! It gets better, there’s a grand prize of a sparkling piece of jewelry donated by Cleves and Lonnemann Jewelers. Are you curious about all the prizes? Keep your eye on Cleves and Lonnemann’s window and the ShopBellevueKY Facebook page to see what you have a chance to take home in time for the holidays!


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Get Reacquainted With The Shelter by Terri Baker The Campbell County Animal Shelter has been making positive changes over the last few years. They have reduced euthanasia and increased adoptions for animals in their care. This is very hard work and not an easy task. With this change means animals are staying longer. Due to their extended stays they need enrichment activities to keep them from getting

bored in the kennel or cage. Many of the items used are normal household items. Find out what items you can donate to help them pass their time. Also you may want to volunteer your time and walk dogs or play with cats. Just getting the dogs out of their kennel and interacting with them helps tremendously. The shelter is currently full. If you have considered add-

by Alvena Stanfield Thanksgiving is the most heavily traveled holiday. This great holiday would be ruined if family members were injured. Obvious items are not speeding and if flying arriving a bit early at the airport. Avoid driving tired or after a few drinks. Stopping at a motel is less expensive than car insurance deductibles or medical costs. These are the obvious items. But there is another hazard both when traveling

and here at home most of us ignore. That is the risks in a parking lot. Stay alert is their first suggestion. We often shop to exhaustion after work. Since daylight savings time ended that usually means parking in the dark. They suggest pulling through or backing into parking spaces. That may be a challenge but when pulling forward to leave it

ing a new pet to your home, please visit the shelter. If you really want to help but don’t want to go to the shelter you can find them on Facebook and share their pets up for adoption. There are many different ways you can help the animals at the shelter. It is everyone’s job to help save animals in your community. Give the shelter a call and get started helping. 859-635-2819.

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Hall of Fame Inductees Thursday November 15, 2018 the Northern Kentucky Athletic Directors Association proudly inducted the newest class to its Hall of Fame. This 36th annual event took place at Receptions in Erlanger, Kentucky. Bellevue High School was honored to have two former athletes inducted that evening. Jack Hurtt, an All-State football player, who led his team to the 1977 State Football Championship, and Lisa Luthy Nessler, a State Champion Hurdler and Track AllAmerican were inducted. Both Jack and Lisa are 1978 graduates. They are Nos. 54 and 55 from Bellevue High School. Along with our 3 Distinguished Service Award Winners, Bellevue High School is Proud to lead all schools in Northern Kentucky in membership to the Hall.

is easier to avoid hitting a pedestrian or an incoming vehicle. If possible park under a light. Carry a flashlight and a camera. Delay texting and talking on the phone until you are inside. Finally, don’t tempt thieves by showing your treasures. Each of these ideas make sense year round. So have a happy, safe Thanksgiving.

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More Holiday Events

Toy Trains, Wahoo’s Winter Wonderland, Dickens’ Village, Carolers and More. The holidays are off to an early start. The Holiday Toy Trains launched their 27th year of delighting generations with more than 30 animated, guest-operated features and 250 feet of track rolling through busy cities and snowy countrysides. Holiday activities continue throughout the season at the museum and, except as noted below, are included with museum admission. For reservations, call (859) 491-4003. •The Hills of Kentucky Dulcimers - Saturday, Dec. 1, 2-4 p.m. The popular dulcimer group will perform seasonal music. •Strolling Carolers -



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Sunday, Dec. 2, 2-4 p.m. The Covington Carolers in Victorian garb will fill the halls of BCM with holiday songs. •Tot Tuesdays! Christmas Crafts -Tuesday, Dec. 18, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Celebrate a crafty Christmas and create a decoration for your home with your toddler. $1 craft fee per child. •Homeschool Days@ BCM: An 1880s Christmas in Covington Through the Art of Mary Bruce Sharon -Wednesday, Dec. 19, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Learn about Christmas in Covington and Cincinnati in the 1880s, using the art of Mary Bruce Sharon as a catalyst for discussion. Create a period ornament for your own Christmas tree. For homeschool students in grades 2-5. $8 per student (includes craft fee) and $5 for adults. Preregister by December 15. •Brown Bag Luncheon: Christmas Traditions of Northern Kentucky -Thursday, Dec. 20, noon1:30p.m.



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Wynita Worley, outreach services coordinator for Kenton County Public Library, will talk about holiday history and our favorite ways to celebrate locally. Bring your lunch; beverages and desserts are on us. $3 for BCM members; $10 for future members. Reservations recommended. •Chippie’s Sensational Science Lab: Christmas Scientists - Friday, Dec. 21, 1-2 p.m. Make Santa’s milk dance, bend candy canes

and perform other holidayinspired experiments. $3 lab fee per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Preregistration required. •Jake Speed Concert Friday, Dec. 28, 2-3 p.m. It’s American folk, bluegrass and ragtime with Jake Speed, who returns to BCM’s Rivers Gallery for another rollickin’ holiday concert. •Kid-Friendly New Year’s Eve Party - Monday, Dec. 31, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Crafts, games, snacks and fun for the whole family as they count down to 2019. $7 for BCM members; $12 for future members. Behringer-Crawford Museum is located at 1600 Montague Road-Devou Park, Covington, KY 41011. For more information call 859-491-4003 or go to This article is a continuation from the October Issue. There are many more events. Call for details.

Congratulations to the Grandview Elementary School students of the month honored for their Tiger Spirit at the October 24, 2018 Board of Education Meeting.

Pictured, back row: Superintendent Robb Smith, Principal Angie Young, Assistant Superintendent Janis Winbigler • Front row: Landen Biers, Jaylynn Vickers, Kinleigh Rice, Wyatt Lewis, Carter Slone, Chloe Meyers • Not Pictured: Carter Raleigh

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by Jo Anne Warren, Master Gardener, Tree Hugger “Urban forests are an important resource. Urban foresters, planners, and decision-makers need to understand trends in urban forests so they can develop and maintain sufficient levels of tree cover—and the accompanying forest benefits—for current and future generations of citizens.” A noble sentiment, but there are problems. Soil. Usually a complete disaster. Compare an old-growth forest, with its soft, crumbly, humus-rich and constantly moist soil,

welcoming delicate roots, with the hard-surface, compacted urban soil, not to mention the cement surround, of the unmanicured tree well full of opportunistic weeds. “Call this soil?” one can almost hear the newlyplanted tree saying? “I was uprooted from a nursery, balled up and thrown into a truckbed, then planted here for this?? We’ve got the asphalt road on one side, just 2 feet from one side of my root ball, then pipes beneath me, and the terrific soil compaction I endured in planting. Where can I go for water, nutrients, a little

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space for heaven’s sake! At least, it looks pretty good from the top. They didn’t plant me in the shadow of a dying sycamore! “But wait. What’s that smell? Extra, unsolicited fertilizer from dogs, who lift their legs as high as they can on my trunk. Their urine can burn and kill my roots. And those winter salts sprayed around me to melt snow. Frankly, I’d prefer the snow—it’s not toxic. Those salts are thrown up on my trunk by passing cars, causing painful injuries to my neighbors the conifers, whose needles will develop yellow and brown spots, reducing their ability to photosynthesize next summer, weakening

them. “Weakening means the invasion of pests—scales and aphids—who thrive in our warming atmosphere. Winters are too warm and summers, forget it.” One consolation for this tree will certainly be the


human habit of planting entire rows of the same species. At least they can talk! But whatever these street kids are saying, if the tone reflects their tough lives, will remain their secret . . . from us.

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Shop the Fairfield Avenue Christmas Walk from the 200 to 700 blocks to see all your old favorites and many new shops. Enjoy the best of the “good ol’ days” where you and the holiday spirit are in the forefront. Shop Small There’s more! We’re celebrating Small Business Saturday during the Christmas Walk with the assistance of American Express who recognizes small independent businesses communities bring character and vibrancy that provide a unique sense of place and a thriving economy. The Christmas Walk is an ideal

time to shop your old favorites and discover those that will become your new favorites with the added bonus of chances to win great prizes. Plus, In Vue volunteers will have Shop Small goodies for you. Elf Marie arrive on Tom Rechtin, Sr’s vintage Bellevue fire truck at 11 am in front of Schneider’s Sweet Shop where you will find Santa and Mrs. Claus on their patio waiting to have their picture taken with you. You’ll also get a chance to meet the Special Olympic’s Polar Bear. He may entice you to take the Plunge in February.


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NKY PR Meeting The NKY Chapter of Kentucky Public Retirees will have their monthly meeting on Monday November 12, 2018 at Golden Coral 388 Orphanage Rd. Ft. Wright, KY. Meeting time will begin at 11:45 a.m. with lunch and social time. Beginning at 12:30 p.m. there will be a short program and business meeting. It is not mandatory to attend lunch and social time. Members can come for the program and short business meeting. The latest election results and the upcoming legislative session in January 2019 will be discussed. Retirees who worked for state and local governments, State Police, support staff from local independent school systems, and support staff from Kentucky State Universities are eligible to join. Only requirement is to receive a pension from CERS, KERS, and STATE POLICE. KPR has a website, Facebook page, and twitter account. All questions can be addressed to NKY Chapter President Milton Mains email MHLM38@twc. com or Ralph Wolf NKY membership chair 859-341-0031. Submitted by: Melissa Artopoeus NKY Chapter Public Relations

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“Be Thankful” I remember as a kid my parents and others telling me to be thankful for what I have. As a kid we all want things. These days kids and adults want the latest, most updated, “best” of just about everything: phone, computer, car, and don’t forget the designer cloths. I’m always amazed at how important labels are. The older I get the less I know about what is latest of anything. In some ways that is a blessing. In other ways it’s just a sign that I’m not up on what’s going on in the world. But what is enough? When is it that we want no more? How do we measure the significance of things compared to the necessities and blessings of life? How is it that we not only express an attitude of gratitude but that our way of living is from a place of love and thanksgiving? How is it that we might have lifestyles of living simply so that others might simply live? One of the most well know scripture verses that most of us have at least heard or read at some point in our lives is Psalm 23, from the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament). The first verse has often felt like a strange phrasing for many of us. In the King James Version, it says, “The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.” Back when I was first beginning to read and study the Bible, I thought this was saying that we shall not want the Lord. It was rather confusing. Modern Bible trans-

lations and paraphrases through the years have helped us better grasp this phrase. The most recent translation that I have become familiar with is from The Inclusive Bible which translates Psalm 23:1 this way, “God, you are my shepherd – I want nothing more.” As we draw near to Thanksgiving Day we begin to think and reflect on what we are thankful for. I always encourage people to make a list. As we make that list consider what things are material and what are not. Consider where God is on our list. Consider the “blessings” that we have that are given by God. What better way to be thankful than to realize that God is our shepherd, our guide, and there is nothing more for which we desire. Be Thankful!

From the Corner is written by the Rev. Keith M. Haithcock, Pastor & Teacher of St. John United Church of Christ on the corner of Fairfield and Ward Avenues in Bellevue, Kentucky.

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Bellevue Community News - November, 2018  

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