USS Decatur

Filed under: Uncategorized — tkm July 22, 2007 @ 17:0 pm


Zach, our youngest, is stationed in the Navy @ the San Diego navel base and is a crew member on the USS Decatur.  While he was out for his 1 month deployment in July the U.S. military intercepted a midrange target missile in a test off Hawaii.

CLICK to view a website with more information and pictures:

Every citizen has a right to…

Filed under: Uncategorized — tkm July 16, 2007 @ 0:0 am

Every citizen has a right to…

• Live, work, and play in a municipality that promotes community safety, health, and wellness, while safeguarding the natural environment.

• Live in a municipality in which all mandated services are delivered effectively and efficiently.

• Live in a municipality in which citizens receive value for their property tax dollar.

• Live in a municipality that plans and manages growth responsibly, including the building, maintenance, and renewal of appropriate infrastructure.

• Live in a municipality that attracts, retains and promotes productive and effective employees committed to their own on-going professional training and growth.

• Live in a municipality that enhances the quality of life of its citizens by providing services beyond those mandated by law.

• Live in a municipality whose government communicates effectively with its citizens.

Standards for governmental policies come not just from documents that describe them, but also from traditional culture.  Too often, there is a disconnect between governmental policies and practices due to a failure of the public to monitor behavior and to respond appropriately.  If public officials do not assume an aggressive role in ensuring that the culture is one of integrity and accountability, government will continue to cultivate their own culture in their own way.

Citizens of Portsmouth have the opportunity and the responsibility to participate in their government. This process of self-government insures that power will always remain where it belongs – with the people.

Knowledge is a fundamental right for all citizens, and is the essential tool among people for raising awareness and their knack for decision making on a more solid basis.  With knowledge, people of our community will have a better understanding of their rights and they will succeed in making advances in our community.

In our community the internet is one form of communication used to gain knowledge through documents, ideas and opinions free of government control and restrictions.

7-14-07 AUTISM

Filed under: AUTISM,Uncategorized — tkm July 14, 2007 @ 13:0 pm

7-25-07 Community Common “Letter to the Editor”

Dear Editor,

The Autism Project of Southern Ohio would like to thank the entire community on the part that they played in making the 5th Annual Walk for Autism and the 1st Annual Cruise-in for a Cure a major success! Here is the list of our corporate sponsors: Hopeworks; DocRoc and the Remedies; USEC; Glockner Enterprises; US BANK; Southern Ohio Medical Center; Ryan Salmons, State Farm Insurance; United Collections Bureau; Grandview Builders; Upper Cuts Hair Studio; AFSCME LOCAL 1039; Portsmouth Fire Fighters Local 512; Fraternal Order Of Police Lodge 33; R & R Tent Rentals; Roger W. Davis Funeral Home; Moose Lodge 762; Toro Loco Inc.; Dave’s and son Cleaning Service Inc.; Portsmouth Eagles AERIE #4285.

Special service mention to: The Cruisers for supporting us, the Criminal Justice class at Scioto County JVS for their services, Tammy and Erin Harris for their expertise in the concession booth, the people at SOMC for their help, Stephanie Shaeffer for her determination and support, and Cameron Lute-a child with autism that brought in over $1,000 in pledges.

The list can go on and on for all the sponsors and gifts from businesses and individuals that gave to our cause. We assure everyone that we will pursue the needs of our autistic community. Our job has been put into high gear, and we are ready to step up to the plate to make a difference and look forward to seeing you at functions in the coming months and our 6th Annual Walk and our 2nd Annual Cruise-in for a Cure.

In the meantime, let’s not give up hope for a cause and a cure to be found. We need to service the children that are afflicted and educate the community as a whole that this is an epidemic that is deserving of your love, understanding, and patience. These children can learn and function in our society. They need a method of teaching, the support of everyone, and the confidence that they are just as important as the next person.

Wendy Potts 

posted by tkm 7-28-07

ABC News
July 14, 2007

Researchers Raise Eyebrows With Autism Findings

CLICK:  ABC News – July 14, 2007

Additional information I have obtained from our local Autism Group:

CLICK:  6-18-07 CAHO Regional News Letter #4

CLICK:  2007JulySeptnewsletter

CLICK:  Registration Form – Swimming Lessons
(No longer accepting registration – Class started last week)

CLICK:  Registration Form – Lowell and Autism:  A Success Story & the School that Helped Get Him There

CLICK:  Send a Letter to your Congressman


CLICK:  Marshall Grad Overcomes Hurdles to Get Degree – reported on WSAZ News Channel 3

CLICK:  Marshall University – The West Virginia Autism Training Center


Happy Birthday America

Filed under: HOLIDAY,Uncategorized — tkm July 3, 2007 @ 23:0 pm

The Pledge of Allegiance

I pledge allegiance to the flag
of the United States of America
and to the Republic for which it stands.
One nation under God, indivisible,
with liberty and justice for all.

“The Star Spangled Banner”

Oh, say can you see, by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, now conceals, now discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines on the stream:
‘Tis the star-spangled banner! O long may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has wiped out their foul footstep’s pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war’s desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heaven-rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, for our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”
And the star-spangled banner forever shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!



Filed under: Meetings,Uncategorized — tkm July 2, 2007 @ 21:0 pm

The next scheduled East End Neighborhood Grant Meeting is 7-9-07.

See information linked below:

CLICK: 7-9-07 East End Neighborhood Grant Meeting