A prayer for July: Our Father’s God to Thee, Author of Liberty, to Thee we sing. Long may our land be bright with freedom’s holy light. Protect us by Thy might, great God, our King. - by Samuel Francis Smith, 1808-1895, written in 1832 when America itself was still a young nation. The above was written when Smith was 24 years of age.
Gabriella, a white mare rescued from a Woodsfield farm in December by Monroe County Humane Officer Ronda Piatt, nervously pranced around the Monroe County Fairgrounds Monday, July 17.