The Good Folks of Lennox Valley

The good folks of Lennox Valley:“Silver Tongue” Dick Bland Begins His Assault

The good folks of Lennox Valley:“Silver Tongue” Dick Bland Begins His Assault

The Good Folks of Lennox Valley January 19, 2016 at 5:12 pm 0 comments

By Kevin Slimp “Renderings with Raymond” was normally a labor of love for Raymond Cooper. After all, it was his “baby.” Started in 1997 as a camouflaged attempt to bolster his clandestine mayoral candidacy, the talk show drew close to half of Lennox Valley’s residents each weekday from noon untilRead More

The good folks of Lennox Valley:Raymond’s Fireworks Steal the Show on July 4

The good folks of Lennox Valley:Raymond’s Fireworks Steal the Show on July 4

The Good Folks of Lennox Valley January 12, 2016 at 4:46 pm 0 comments

By Kevin Slimp Raymond Cooper had been priming the pump all week on his daily radio show, “Renderings With Raymond,” as he prepared to carry out his evil scheme on the morning of Sunday, July 4. Talk had been rampant on the show since Monday concerning three topics:    –Read More

The good folks of Lennox Valley: Radio Host Has Major Religious Awakening

The good folks of Lennox Valley: Radio Host Has Major Religious Awakening

The Good Folks of Lennox Valley December 29, 2015 at 3:59 pm 0 comments

By Kevin Slimp Truman Capote once said that fame is good for only one thing: “They will cash your check in a small town.” Famous people weren’t plentiful in my hometown as June moved into July of 1998, but we had one homegrown luminary, Raymond Cooper. Since buying the town’sRead More

The good folks of Lennox Valley:Radio Host Has Major Religious Awakening

The good folks of Lennox Valley:Radio Host Has Major Religious Awakening

The Good Folks of Lennox Valley December 19, 2015 at 5:55 pm 0 comments

By Kevin Slimp Truman Capote once said that fame is good for only one thing: “They will cash your check in a small town.” Famous people weren’t plentiful in my hometown as June moved into July of 1998, but we had one homegrown luminary, Raymond Cooper. Since buying the town’sRead More

The good folks of Lennox Valley:Drama peaks as June 98 winds down in the Valley

The good folks of Lennox Valley:Drama peaks as June 98 winds down in the Valley

The Good Folks of Lennox Valley December 11, 2015 at 2:02 am 0 comments

By Kevin Slimp When thinking back to childhood memories, people have a tendency to remember summer as a restful, peaceful time of life. In my hometown of Lennox Valley, summer was anything but restful as June of 1998 neared its end. May and June were brimming with drama worthy ofRead More

The good folks of Lennox Valley:It’s finally Sunday! Can anyone save Sarah?

The good folks of Lennox Valley:It’s finally Sunday! Can anyone save Sarah?

The Good Folks of Lennox Valley December 1, 2015 at 6:10 pm 0 comments

By Kelvin Slimp Sarah Hyden-Smith was usually a cheerful, confident woman. Lennox Valley Methodist Church was her third appointment, having served as an associate pastor at two larger churches since graduating from a fine seminary in Central Ohio five years earlier. Sarah, however, was no longer in Central Ohio, andRead More

The good folks of Lennox Valley: QVC reigns among the women of Lennox Valley

The good folks of Lennox Valley: QVC reigns among the women of Lennox Valley

The Good Folks of Lennox Valley November 24, 2015 at 6:14 pm 0 comments

By Kevin Slimp It didn’t take a Nielson rating to uncover the favorite local entertainment in Lennox Valley in 1998. Without our own TV station, the newspaper and radio were our outlets for local news. Our paper, The Lennox Valley Hometown News, came out every Wednesday morning like clockwork. ARead More

The good folks of Lennox Valley: Lambs, Mary Ann and the Federal Reserve System

The good folks of Lennox Valley: Lambs, Mary Ann and the Federal Reserve System

The Good Folks of Lennox Valley November 17, 2015 at 5:06 pm 0 comments

By Kevin Slimp Mary Ann Tinkersley was the prettiest girl in all of Lennox Valley during my teenage years, and truth be told, she was the primary reason for the drop in my algebra scores between the winter and spring semesters of 1998. My mother made me spend at leastRead More

The good folks of Lennox Valley: QVC reigns among the women of Lennox Valley

The good folks of Lennox Valley: QVC reigns among the women of Lennox Valley

The Good Folks of Lennox Valley November 10, 2015 at 8:41 pm 0 comments

By Kevin Slimp With all the craziness surrounding Raymond Cooper’s candidacy for mayor and the appointment of Sarah Hyden-Smith at the Methodist Church, it would be easy to get the idea that life was never normal in my hometown. Let me make something clear: I’m sure there were normal daysRead More

The good folks of Lennox Valley: Lady preacher’s visit upstaged by election

The good folks of Lennox Valley: Lady preacher’s visit upstaged by election

The Good Folks of Lennox Valley November 8, 2015 at 12:44 am 0 comments

By Kevin Slimp It had been almost three months since the members of Lennox Valley Methodist Church learned their pastor, Rev. Glynn Vickers, was being moved in June of 1998. And it had been four weeks since that fateful moment on May 4 when Diane Curtis, chair of the MethodistRead More