The farm looks like a storm hit recently but it’s really just my husband’s new deer deterrent technique. It seems to be working. In the past we have forgone the Irish Spring soap, human hair and coyote urine for more reliable barriers. Tomato cages, tobacco stakes, wire, spiral plastic trunk wrap and yes, an occasional arrangement of lawn chairs have created distance between rutting and browsing deer.
January 1, 1998
Pvt. Joshua Souder graduated on Nov. 12, after 15 weeks of training at Ft. Sill, Okla., with Delta battery 19th field artillery 4th platoon. He is a 1997 graduate of Grant County High School. Souder is the son of Bill and Brenda Souder of Corinth.
December 25, 1997
Navy Lt. Marcus C. Camacho, a 1988 graduate of Grant County High School in Dry Ridge is scheduled to spend the holidays forward deployed to Atsugi, Japan with carrier Early Warning Squadron 115. He joined the Navy in May 1988. Camacho is a 1992 graduate of the U.S. Navel Academy in Annapolis, Md. with a bachelors degree.
If there was anything that I came to understand more profoundly this year it would have to be the power of instinct: mine, our animals and the forces of ideologies of which I agree and disagree. I reread my year end column from 2011 which reminded me of where I was 12 months ago; it helps me better appreciate where I am today. It seems we didn’t do too badly, after all, and it’s all because both Andy and I recognize the power of instinct.
Last Sunday I felt like I was under siege! There were starlings everywhere; so much so that I feared being splattered with poop at every turn. The surprising thing about starlings is that they are everywhere yet not from here. It’s another story of one good intention going bad. Apparently back in 1890, in honor of a Shakespeare festival in New York City’s Central Park, 60 European starlings were released. The following year another 40 were released and today the bird is one of the most numerous species in North America.
December 18, 1997
Dry Ridge family physician Darl T. Shipp, M.D. has joined Summit Medical Group. Dr. Shipp will continue to see patients at the same location in Dry Ridge. Dr. Shipp specializes in family medicine and is a native of Grant County. Shipp is also a graduate of Mason High School.
Corinth will get it’s grocery store back. That is, once Terry and Linda Allen, owners of Allen’s Country Store get through the legal hoops to rebuild.
The next step is a City Board of Adjustments meeting, which will be held Dec. 13 at the Corinth City Building.
Picking out the perfect Christmas tree was something that I used to take very serious: all the cleaning and moving of furniture and packing of boxes and light-stringing and unstringing required a tree worth the effort! I have scaled back in recent years but still see the fun in finding a tree that fits your space and holds precious ornaments with style.
December 11, 1997
Marian Wilhoite is the cheesiest. That’s what the letter telling her she had won the “I am a Velveeta Mom” said. The letter won Wilhoite $1,000 and a six-month supply of Velveeta cheese. Wilhoite was named one of 18 grand prize, first place winners. With four children Wilhoite has always used Velveeta.