After 15 years as commander of VFW Post 7098 in Richmond, Marvin Bauer who handed off that leardership position at the end of 2012 was recognized last week for his service.
The local VFW Post hosted an appreciation luncheon for Bauer last week at the Blue Grass Army Depot’s Igloo Club to honor him for all of his accomplishments as the commander. It was attended by members of all Madison County veterans groups.
During Bauer’s tenure as commander, Post 7098 provided annual donations to the Richmond Little League, visited Madison County Schools to teach fourth graders flag etiquette and conducted fundraisers to support these activities.
One of Bauer’s first accomplishments as commander was to acquire a facility from the city of Richmond for all veterans organizations to meet. He was one of the main leaders in raising $129,000 to support the first-ever Madison County Veterans Celebration in 2006. And his efforts continue to be a cornerstone for this biennial event.
Bauer also was instrumental in the acquisition of 10 acres of land from Blue Grass Army Depot for a meeting place and communal area for all Madison County veterans.
Another of his many achievements was to organize, equip and acquire dress uniforms for a 15-member honor guard that serves at local veterans’ funerals. The honor guard is coordinated by the Madison County Veterans Committee, which Bauer chairs. It is comprised of local VFW, American Legion, Marine Corps League, Viet Nam Veterans, Berea and Richmond DAV chapters.
At the recognition luncheon, new post commander Paul Mazurik presented Bauer with a certificate from John Hamiliton, Veterans of Foreign Wars commander-in-chief, honoring him for his exemplary service. The certificate read,” Such meritorious service has enabled the Veterans of Foreign Wars to continue as a great force for good in the Community, State and Nation.”
Bauer’s wife, Yvonne, also was recognized and presented a letter of appreciation for all the work she has done to support the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Bauer is also active in the Richmond community through his involvement with St. Mark Catholic Church.
After 15 years
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The gift of jealousy for the holidays
The excitement becomes palatable as the children head up to their bedrooms waiting for Christmas morning to arrive. Presents can already be seen under the Christmas tree with the promise of more arriving with Santa Claus during the night.
As the morning breaks, children clamor out of their beds and wake their parents to get started unwrapping all of their presents.
For parents, Christmas morning can be a true reward for all of the hard work that goes into the holiday season. There is nothing quite like the look on a young child’s face when she gets the present she has been asking for every night for the past month. On the other hand, the situation can bring out the worst in children, particularly between siblings.
Christmas through the years
I was just thinking the other day about what the Christmas season has been like for Nancie and me.
From the time we were married in August 1956, we began the practice of spending Christmas Eve with Nancie’s family in Owensboro and Christmas Day with my family in Louisville. As the years went by that became impossible most of the time.
Madison County, a good place to grow up
I was remembering when I was a child that my mother would give us children a quarter on a Saturday to go to the movies. That would cover our ticket into the movie plus some candy.
Sometimes we would walk. It was probably a mile or so. Sometimes mother would drop us off and pick us up later. It was a much safer world back then.
The gift of love is for us to give one another
Let us love one another, for love is of God, and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God, for God is love. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
(1 John 4:7-12)
Community invited to celebrate Mary Tate Weitkamp’s 80th Wednesday
You are invited come to Union City and celebrate Mary Tate Weitkamp’s 80th birthday on Wednesday night, Dec. 18. The party will be 6 p.m. at the Union City Ruritan. They request no gifts. Just bring a picture, card or a smile. Cake and punch will be served.
Christmas is less than two weeks away
Hello from Baldwin.
How is everyone’s week going? I hope everyone is having a great one. I also hope you are staying warm and safe.
Snow and cancellations allow us to slow down
Oh! What a great morning this Tuesday, Dec. 10, with a light snow falling and the sun is trying to shine. Isn’t life just wonderful!
Richmond’s Christmas parade is Friday night
Do you have most of your Christmas shopping done? If not, take a deep breath of air, make a hot cup of tea to clear your mind and schedule an upcoming day to finish your task.
Better safe than sorry with bad weather is forecast
How did you like the “snow day” on Tuesday?
Better safe than sorry, right?
According to the weather forecasters, more of the white stuff may be falling this weekend.
Ice forecast brings back memories of big storms
I am glad that this weather has been a hit or miss for us.
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