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Henry Walker, CEO Farmers & Merchants Bank  

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Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Solutions for summer
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Get back on the horse
Strength in family
Although it may not be the most celebrated day in the U.S., Father’s Day has always been a special holiday for my family. At this time of year, every day feels like Father’s Day. My brother and I have the privilege of working with my father, Ken, to help run the bank. He continues to teach us the value of hard work by his dedication to our customers after 60 years of service, operating functions at the main branch and sharing lunch with my brother and I several times a week.

My own kids are a reminder of what I cherish most in life. I see the sparkle of youth in their eyes. I’m enjoying having my daughter, Danielle, home for the summer, so I can spend time with her, my daughter, Maddy, and son, Charlie. I’m finding that as we all grow older, it has become more difficult for us to invest time to spend with each other. I am learning the significance of my relationships with them and cherish the moments we spend together.

The past year has been a rough ride for many people, and although we now are seeing glimpses of light at the end of the tunnel, I know we can’t expect the economy to remedy itself next week. While financial stress can take a toll on one’s overall mental well-being, I encourage everyone to use Father’s Day as a reminder of the things that are important in our lives – our loved ones.