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You won’t want to miss Thursday’s show! During the first half hour we’ll be chatting with a Berlin, Ohio bookstore owner, Eli Hochstetler. I met Eli while on my January book tour at his The Gospel Book Store – a great place! (And be sure to check out their online store.)

Then for the second half hour, we’ll hear from the publisher of The Budget, Keith Rathbun. Keith has generously offered a year’s subscription to The Budget to one of my listeners! Leave a comment {HERE} for your chance to win! I read The Budget every week.

More about The Gospel Book Store: The Gospel Book Store was started in the late 50s. Eli Hochstetler bought the store in October of 1975 and has enjoyed meeting and helping many wonderful people through the years.

A few thoughts from Eli: “Our store is a real brick-and-mortar business. We provide friendly face-to-face service when you stop by and fast shipping from national warehouses when you choose to shop on-line. Our desire is to help all people fulfill their walk in Christ.” Visit their website.

More about Keith: Keith Rathbun is publisher of The Budget, a community weekly newspaper for Sugarcreek and eastern Holmes County. In addition, The Budget publishes a weekly newspaper that is distributed nationally and internationally to Amish and Mennonite communities across the United States, in Canada, Central and South Americas and overseas. 

Rathbun has worked with weekly newspapers his entire professional career. He was sports editor of the West Life upon graduating from Ohio University (BSJ-74), and edited and published SCENE in Cleveland until 2000 when he moved to Sugarcreek to publish The Budget.
Rathbun practices what he publishes, by getting involved in the community. He serves as secretary of both the Sugarcreek Business Association and Rotary Club, and chairs Sugarcreek’s Community Christmas Celebration. He sits on the Board of the Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce. He also helped to found the Garaway Education Foundation.
“It’s important to be a vital part of the fabric of the community in which you are privileged to publish,” Rathbun states. This commitment was recognized in 2007 when The Budget was honored as Tuscarawas County’s “Small Business of the Year.”
A proud graduate of Ohio University (BSJ ’74), Keith and his wife, Maxine, reside in Sugarcreek. They have two married children and two grandchildren, all living in Ohio.

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