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because a big part of my love for the sport is the solitude. I always leave my phone at home when I go. When I’m hunting, I don’t want any distractions from the here and now. That being said, I do still enjoy getting out and hunting with others. The first week after Thanksgiving, I always join my dad and a few of my cousins at my parent’s property for a camping and hunting trip.

I look forward to fall in Ohio every year. Cooler temperatures and cutting firewood are a big reason why, but mostly I look forward to the start of bowhunting season. From September through the end of November, I spend my weekends in the woods on the hunt for the perfect buck. The quiet of the early morning and the solitude of the woods are part of what I enjoy about bowhunting even if I don’t manage to shoot anything. I’ve been a bowhunting enthusiast for the past 10 years — about as long as I’ve practiced law. It was something that my family had done for years, and, slowly but surely, it became something I enjoyed as well. Before bowhunting, I tried golf as a pastime. I know a lot of lawyers who enjoy it, but I could never really get into the swing of it. Bowhunting replaced golf for me because it was a lot less frustrating, and, unlike my golf balls, my arrows went where I directed them. That’s not to say I was a natural at bowhunting, or that I even enjoyed every aspect of it right away. During the first few years that I hunted, I practically had to drag myself out of bed on those early September mornings. After a week of getting up for work, it’s hard to fight the body’s natural desire to sleep in on the weekends. But eventually, my desire to get out in the woods overcame my tiredness. I don’t really ever go bowhunting with others WHY I LOVE BOWHUNTING IN THE FALL AN ESCAPE TO SOLITUDE

We use shotguns instead of bows, and we sleep in my parents’ barn. Even though deer hunting season technically goes through February, it’s too cold for me to enjoy being outside for extended periods of time after Thanksgiving. So, after hunting by myself all fall,

a big hunting trip with family is a great way to cap off the season. I think one of the main reasons I enjoy bowhunting is because I don’t consider shooting a buck a successful hunt, and I don’t consider a hunt where I come home

empty-handed a failure. Sometimes I’ll see a little deer and let it go, with the hope that it will come back bigger the next year. It’s been a

few years since I actually shot one. For me, if I enjoy the environment and return from the woods relaxed, I call that a success.

–JeffreyMenoski

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WHAT’S NE Getting back into the swing of things after a few days off. Over the summer, Kellee and I took Kyzlee to the beach for the first time. She enjoyed the pool and the ocean so much that each day was a battle to get her to come inside. Kyzlee enjoyed her time at the beach and hanging out with her cousin Jozi! believe that she’s 2 already, but she sure is growing up fast. Not only did Kyzlee love eating birthday cupcakes and opening presents but she also loved cooking and making the potato salad. We also celebrated Kyzlee’s 2nd birthday! It’s hard to

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, upward of 40% of people aged 55 and older are continuing to work past the normal retirement age. There are a number of reasons why people are choosing to stay employed, with one of the biggest being a lack of retirement funds, but some are also using work to keep their minds and skills sharp. In fact, most of the jobs that the 55-plus crowd goes after keep them engaged with the community and help them lead more active lives. • Real estate appraisers/assessors • Property/real estate/community association managers • Technical writers • Tax preparers • Construction/building inspectors • Crossing guards • Clergy These seven jobs are projected to grow between 8–14% over the next six years according to BLS data. They often pay well and don’t always require a full-time commitment. Many even offer flexible WHY MORE ADULTS OVER 55 CONTINUE TO WORK FINDING FULFILLMENT IN YOUR GOLDEN YEARS The BLS categorized the jobs many older workers are currently pursuing:

schedules, which can help older workers spend more time with peers or loved ones. This balance is exactly what many older workers are looking for, especially those who are “part-time retired.”

More importantly, however, most older workers find these jobs fulfilling. They allow older folks to interact with the community and stay active, both of which, research suggests, are essential to healthy living as people age. For many, working past retirement, or not leaving the workforce entirely, can be a win-win-win: It’s a win for your bank account, a win for your health, and a win for the community.

LOCAL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

GARY W. CAIN REALTORS AND AUCTIONEERS

The name Gary W. Cain has been synonymous with real estate and auctioneering for decades. An auctioneer since 1956, Gary expanded into real estate in 1967. Established as a small family business, the company has grown to include a qualified staff of professional realtors and auctioneers, serving clients from offices in East Springfield and Steubenville. Give them a call at 740-266-2246!

This newsletter is for informational purposes only and no legal advice is intended. Be sure to consult with this law firm if you have a specific question about your situation. And, remember that Edward and Jeff don’t take any unplanned inbound telephone or in-person meetings. We believe each case deserves our undivided attention.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS These SEMINARS AND TELECONFERENCE CALLS are FREE. That’s right; There is no charge. We just ask that you preregister so we can make sure there’s enough space. We want to make sure people make good decisions about their legal situations. September: Estate Planning — Alternatives to the Medicaid Asset Protection Trust and How to Set Your Family up for the Future. UPCOMING VIP EVENTS

October: Business Call — It’s the Fourth Quarter. There’s still time to accomplish your goals.

November: Real Estate Call — How to Get Along With Your Neighbor.

If you see a seminar or teleconference that’s interesting to you or your family, be sure to preregister by calling 740-314-4829 or visiting LittlejohnLawLLC.com. We’ll send you more information as we get closer to the meeting but only to those who have preregistered. If you have a topic you would like to learn more about, be sure to attend one of our seminars or teleconferences. Send your email requests to office@elittlejohnlaw.com.

CLASSIC APPLE CRISP

Inspired by Food Network

INGREDIENTS

Filling: • 5 lbs Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and chopped • 1/4 cup pecans, finely chopped • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour • 2 tbsp maple syrup • 1 tbsp lemon juice

Topping: • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour • 1/3 cup brown sugar • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon • 1/4 tsp salt • 6 tbsp chilled butter, cut into pieces • 1/4 cup pecans, coarsely chopped

DIRECTIONS

1. Heat oven to 350 F. 2. In a mixing bowl, mix all filling ingredients together. Transfer to individual serving ramekins. 3. In a different mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, and salt for the topping. Mix in butter until it forms lumps roughly the size of a pea, then stir in pecans. Sprinkle topping over filling. 4. Bake for 35–40 minutes, let stand for 10 minutes, and serve.

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BOWHUNTING SEASON IS HERE!

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WHY MORE ADULTS OVER 55 CONTINUE TO WORK

LOCAL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

WHAT’S NEWWITH ME AND MY OWN

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UPCOMING VIP EVENTS

CLASSIC APPLE CRISP

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HOW TO RESPOND TO SCHOOL BULLIES

IS YOUR CHILD BEING BULLIED?

What You Can Do to Help

A new school year is a prime opportunity

• If they’re refusing to go to school or ride the bus, they may be dreading their bully. • If they’re rushing to the bathroom after school, it may indicate that they’re being bullied in the bathroom, which is a common tactic bullies use to avoid teachers. • If their grades suddenly change, it may be the result of constant harassment. • Anxious or depressed moods can be the result of bullying as well. If you spot one or more of these signs, it’s time to talk to your child about what’s happening to them at school. LISTEN When your child does open up, the best thing you can do is listen. It can be tempting to try to give them advice or question the way they handled the situation, but doing

this can give your child the impression that it’s their own fault they are being bullied. Let them tell you the whole story, without judgment, and then help them come up with ideas on what to do next. FINDING THE RIGHT SOLUTION Once you’ve been informed that your child is being bullied, you should inform teachers as soon as possible. Apart from that, there are several ways you can help your child to deal with bullies, so talk to them about what approach they would be most comfortable with, such as de-escalation strategies or a buddy system with their friends. As with most conflicts, the sooner you handle the situation, the better. Martial Arts is a great way to combat bullying by building self-confidence. If you know of anyone who’s being bullied call my parents at 740.266.6568 and they’ll help your loved one develop the “Yes, I Can Attitude!”

for kids to make new friends among their classmates. Unfortunately, kids also form connections during the school year that aren’t always positive, and many

children become the targets of school bullies. If you suspect your child is being bullied, there are a few things you can do to help. KNOW THE SIGNS Kids usually don’t open up about being bullied right away. However, there are some common signs that your child is being harassed. Here are a few of them:

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