Smiling Faces 2011 - by the Defiance Crescent News
Smiling Faces is a newspaper insert with some of the best baby pictures from Defiance, Ohio and its vicinity. Published by The Defiance Crescent News and Dix Communications.
Thanks to all who voted! Congratulations to our Winners! 2nd Place 3rd Place $500 Savings Bond Winner $250 Savings Bond Winner VOTING PROCEEDS TO SUPPORT THE NEWSPAPERS IN EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN AREA SCHOOLS Sophie Andrews Daughter of Marv and Cathy Andrews FINAL ROUND VOTES: 2321 Kamdyn Heck FINAL ROUND VOTES: 2000 Son of Janine Heck Parker Krzykowski Son of Kevin and Heather Krzykowski VOTES: 1005 Sarah Barnes Daughter of Brian M. and Joni K. Barnes VOTES: 430 Landon Robles Son of Joe Robles and Megan Trenkamp VOTES: 367 Jaelynn Hussey Daughter of Travis Hussey and Kim Winterfeld VOTES: 301 Isaac Webb Son of Joe and Kate Webb VOTES: 243 Brooklyn Biddix Daughter of Brock Biddix and Chelsea DuCap VOTES: 224 Skylar Hovis Daughter of Amber Ward and Josh Hovis VOTES: 200 The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Friday, February 25, 2011 Building a better breakfast? Try starting with whole grains (ARA) -- Getting a good start to your day takes a lot more than the alarm going off at the right time and avoiding traffic. What you eat in the morning can have an effect on your whole day -- and your health. "Choosing whole grain at breakfast is a great first step in starting your day off on the right track," said Dr. Travis Stork, author and host of the Emmy Award-winning daytime talk show "The Doctors." "When grocery shopping, look for foods that list whole grain at the top of the ingredients list." Plenty of nutritious breakfast options will please any palate and pack a whole-grain punch, such as oatmeal and whole grain cereal, toast, waffles and pancakes. Only 5 percent of Americans get the recommended three full daily servings of whole grain, according to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. In fact, the average person gets little more than half a serving of whole grain each day. "It's concerning that Americans aren't getting enough whole grain, a key component of a healthy diet," said Stork. "Eating the recommended amount of whole grain can help with diabetes and weight management as well as reduce the risk of heart disease." Stork is partnering with General Mills to educate Americans about the importance of whole grain and how it's easy to eat a diet rich in whole grain by making the right choices -- beginning with breakfast. Only whole grain provides vital nutrients found in the complete grain -- including the bran, the 2011 SMILING FACES I3 germ and the endosperm -- and the health benefits come from these three components working together naturally. In addition to fiber, whole grain contains antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and other important nutrients for a healthy diet. One of the simplest breakfast solutions for families with busy schedules is ready-to-eat cereal -- but it's also one of the healthiest breakfast choices you can make. Cereal is the leading whole grain source for Americans as well as the top source of whole grain in children's diets. In fact, General Mills guarantees every Big G cereal -- such as Cheerios, Lucky Charms and Chex -- contains at least 8 grams of whole grain per serving. To learn more about the benefits of whole grain and eating a healthy breakfast, visit www.wholegrainnation.com. ARA Content Photo Whole grains get your day off to a good start. ANIJA NICOLE ACEVEDO Ashley Acevedo & Thomas Kochel Defiance, OH Michelle & Carl Dotson Armondo Acevedo Born: December 19, 2008 BRYSON ALAN ADAMS Defiance, US/OH Marty & Lisa Adams Peggy Adams ; Michael & Susan Small Josh & Melissa Adams Born: October 27, 2010 BELLA MARIE AGLER Ashley Valle & Cody Agler Defiance, OH Nina Valle Jay & Terri Agler Born: June 29, 2010 AMIYAH GUADALUPE AGUILAR Jessica Ambil & Jorge Aguilar Defiance, OH Born: July 31, 2010 JORGE ALEJANDRO AGUILAR, II Whitney Mekus & Jorge Aguilar Defiance, OH Born: April 17, 2007 KIRRA JANNELLE ALVAREZ Andrea McCoy & Josh Alvarez Fort Wayne, IN Wayne & Anne McCoy; Marissa & Brian Noll George Alvarez; Ed & Phyllis Schlink Born: February 22, 2010 SOPHIE LYNNE NOEL ANDREWS Marv and Cathy Andrews Defiance, OH Trudy Smith, Richard Andrews; (Late)David and Charlene Strock Born: December 17, 2009 ADDYSON KYLIANA APPEL Casey Jo Waisner; Brandon James Appel Edgerton, OH Tammy & Daniel Addington Chad & Esther Waisner; Lolita & Duane Appel Born: August 14, 2010 NORMAN ELLIS ASHWORTH Amie (Moore) & Sherle Ashworth Paulding, OH Randy Moore, Mr & Mrs. David Till, The late Mr. & Mrs. Howard Ashworth Born: December 27, 2009 DALLAS NATHANIEL AUCH Megan Cass, Nathan Auch Defiance, OH Jim and Kathy Auch, Dan and Marie Cass Born: May 26, 2010 I4 2011 SMILING FACES The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Friday, February 25, 2011 BRYNN AVERY BAKER Brandon & Tiffany Baker Defiance, OH John & Sue Baker, Mark & Wendy Ryan Born: February 10, 2010 SARAH NICOLE BARNES BRANT EDWARD BALZARINI Born: September 20, 2010 BRAYDEN ROBERT BALZARINI Born: March 16, 2007 Born: February 19, 2010 Bryan, OH Kenneth & Marsha Barnes; Michael and Kaylene Corwin BRACIN OWEN BAUER Joshua Bauer & Shelby McMichael Continental, OH Duane & Laura Grindstaff, Brent & Robin Bauer, Jim & Carrie McMichael Born: October 10, 2010 Brian & Joni Barnes Nicki & David Balzarini Peoria, AZ Leslie & Randy King, Beth & Fred Balzarini, Rick Beilke FAITH ELIZABETH BEAVERS ALLISON CAROLINE BEARDSLEY ADDALYN JEAN BEARDSLEY Born: December 14, 2006 Shane & Anne Beardsley Sherwood, OH Paul & Jean Troeger, Steve & Lynette Beardsley, the late Carol "Frosty" Sprow Toledo, OH Eric and Dee Nethercutt, Jeff and Laurie Davy, Mark and Gail Beavers Neil and Sandie Beavers Born: March 30, 2009 LIAM EARL BEHNFELDT Defiance, OH Tony and Cathy Aschemeier; Todd and Chris Behnfeldt Jeremy and Krista Behnfeldt Born: June 23, 2009 RYLEE ALEXIS BELCHER Robyn Erickson & Jordon Belcher Defiance, OH Ron & Ruth Belcher; Robert & Sundee Erickson Born: March 9, 2010 LUKAS JAMES BENNETT Defiance, OH James & Carole Bennett, Thomas Kleinhenn, Melvina Smith, Helen Fenter, Mary Bennett, Hazel Kleinhenn, Ina Adkins Mark & Theresa Bennett Born: November 4, 2007 SERENITY MARIE BERRY Defiance, OH Doug and Inga Berry; Marianne and Mike Shawley, Diana and Bill Shuler Brandi Froelich and Aaron Berry Born: March 15, 2010 Napoleon, OH Brian and Lori Bickel Lee and Rosemary Hoeffel; Alberta Page Nate and Christa Bickel Born: November 20, 2009 NOLAN LEE BICKEL AIDAN STONE BERRY Julie (Stone) & Matt Berry Columbus, OH Jim & Jackie Stone, Cathy Berry, Richard Karl Born: December 18, 2002 ISABELLA GRACE BERRY Julie (Stone) & Matt Berry Columbus, OH Jim & Jackie Stone; Cathy Berry; Richard Karl Born: April 6, 2007 SIENNA LOVE BERRY Julie (Stone) & Matt Berry Columbus, OH Jim & Jackie Stone; Cathy Berry; Richard Karl Born: September 17, 2010 The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Friday, February 25, 2011 2011 SMILING FACES I5 Born: December 9, 2007 ANNABELLE JEAN BINGHAM HAYES DANIEL BINGHAM Born: September 22, 2005 Holgate, OH Curt & Julie Bingham, Rosemary Shelt, Pat Maassel, Jim & Deb Oberhaus Dan & Kim Bingham BROOKLYN RAY BIDDIX Brock Biddix & Chelsea DuCap Wauseon, OH Tony & Amy Castle; Mike & Stacey DuCap Rob & Tammy Biddix Born: November 17, 2009 Jeff & Jennifer Bigham Rochester, NY Doug & Teri Ordway, Dick & Peggy Bigham Born: February 7, 2010 CURRIE BIGHAM ZOE GRACE BILLINGS Defiance, OH David & Becky Bockelman, Jeff Billings, George & Sue Shaneyfelt Robert & Jennifer Billings Born: December 16, 2008 AMAZIAH LILLY-ANN BLACK Born: May 9, 2010 Bryan, OH Kathie & James Black; Great-Grandparents: Richard & Jannetta Norling BROGAN ALEXANDER BLAKE Defiance, OH Julie Bush; Mickey & Cindy Blake; Great-grandparents: Charles & Marilyn Ankney Katie Black Elizabeth Bush & Darrin blake Born: May 5, 2010 CADINCE NOELLE BLEVINS Holgate, OH Tom & Tracy Whetstone; Todd & Jennifer Blevins; Doug & Heather Smith Jill Whetstone & Nathan Blevins Born: April 5, 2009 ANTHONY TAYLOR BLANK Born: July 8, 2008 ALEXANDER BENJAMIN BLANK Born: April 20, 2010 Toledo, OH Susi & Jamie Blank, Brad & Debby Moore, Great-GrandparentsMary Ellyn Blank, Martha Zimmerman Tony & Angie Blank HAYDEN MATTHEW BOK Defiance, OH Steve Bland, Dave & Nancy Bok, Charles & Susan Simpson David & Amanda Bok Born: July 21, 2008 ASHLEY EILEEN BROOKEY Greer, SC Larry & Kandy Hammersmith, Rick & Gina Brookey Jill & David Brookey Born: April 4, 2010 ALEXANDER BROWN Josh & Anna Brown Defiance, OH Barry & Barb Brown; Brenda Justinger Born: April 8, 2010 TAYLOR LYN BROWN New Bavaria, OH Pam Harrow, Bill Brown, Delores Vaughn, Ken & Rita Duseberg Steve & Kaylin Brown Born: July 5, 2010 I6 2011 SMILING FACES The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Friday, February 25, 2011 GAVIN NICHOLAS BROWN Born: February 16, 2010 LILY MARIE BRUCE Veronica Aguilar & David Bruce Defiance, OH Jesse & Vicky Quintero; George Aguilar; Steve Bruce; Lisa Feeney; Lisa Webb Born: August 30, 2006 JASLENE DAVEIGH BRUCE Veronica Aguilar & David Bruce Defiance,, OH Jesse & Vicky Quintero; George Aguilar; Steve Bruce; Lisa Feeney; Lisa Webb Born: May 5, 2008 TRACE ANDREW BUCHHOLZ Andy & Andrea Buchholz Defiance, OH Jim & Betty Brink; Steve & Marilynn Buchholz Born: September 4, 2008 RAGON RENEE BUEHRER Defiance, OH Rodney & Lori Buehrer, Craig & Vicky Preston, Jim & Donna Preston, Rex & Ruth Detwiller Robert & Sarell Brown Bryan, OH Bruce & CC Brown; Craig & Sherry Starry Nicholas & Laura Buehrer Born: December 21, 2010 ABIGAIL MAISON BUSH Born: April 10, 2006 ANDREW MAXWELL BUSH Born: July 20, 2010 Brian & Amy Bush Plain City, OH Bob & Pam Brown, Lee & Karen Bush, Norma Gerken CLAYTEN TRACE BUEHRER Archbold, OH Rodney & Lori Buehrer, Carol Quillet, Fred & Gert Sanders, Eldred Buehrer, Anette Quillet Dustin & Rachel Buehrer Born: June 15, 2009 GAVIN ALEXANDER BUSSING Born: August 25, 2010 Defiance, OH Richard & Patricia Bussing; Great-Grandparent: Richard Bussing, Sr. CARMEN LEIGH CAMPOS McClure, OH Tim & Becky Prigge, Jose & Juanita Campos, Great-Grandparents- Lloyd & Jeanette Harms Samantha Bussing Adam & Kristin Campos Born: September 2, 2008 ADDISON CAMPBELL Born: May 17, 2002 BLAZE CAMPBELL Born: October 27, 2003 Ty & Suzanna Campbell Evansport, OH Addison & Tanya Brunner, Great GrandparentsTom & Shirley Schlosser BRAILYN KALI CLEMENS NOAH DALTON JAMES CEREGHIN Born: September 15, 2009 CHLOE ADENA CEREGHIN Born: September 27, 2007 Kylee Valkinburg & Jamie Cereghin Defiance, OH Debra Metz, Dave & Suzie Valkinburg, Sheri Cereghin, Mike Cereghin, Ann & Earl Crothers, Virginia Hefflinger, Gifford Mohney Continental, OH Mike & Joanie Holman; George & Doris Clemens; Kathy & Rod Lawson Brooke Holman & Brock Clemens Born: September 30, 2008 TYSON LEE CLEMENTZ Continental, OH Ron & Vickie Weisenburger, Teresa Clementz, Joe & Cheryl Clementz Brandon & Katie Clementz Born: February 5, 2008 TUCKER JAMES CLEMENTZ Continental, OH Ron & Vickie Weisenburger, Teresa Clementz, Joe & Cheryl Clementz Brandon & Katie Clementz Born: October 30, 2009 ALEIGHA JOELLE COFFMAN JOHN CONRAD CLIPPINGER Born: July 16, 2008 Born: July 16, 2008 Maj. Scott and Renae Clippinger Manassas, VA Julia and Tim Hall, Randy and Laura Postlethwait, Conrad and Linda Clippinger NOAH COOPER CLIPPINGER Jeremy & Kirsten Coffman Defiance, OH Chuck & Terre Baden, John & Ginny Coffman Born: February 7, 2003 The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Friday, February 25, 2011 2011 SMILING FACES I7 I8 2011 SMILING FACES COLE ROCCO COMMISSO Born: October 20, 2002 The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Friday, February 25, 2011 CHRISTIAN VICTOR COMMISSO Born: January 21, 2004 Born: January 28, 2005 PEYTON ELLIOTT CORRESSEL CHASE DOUGLAS COMMISSO Born: August 6, 2008 SAVANNAH ROSEMARIE CORESSEL Born: December 25, 2000 Defiance, OH Ralph & Peg Coressel, Raymond LaVoy, Beverly LaVoy Dave & Jeanne Coressel Doug & Angela Commisso Defiance, OH Vic & Rita Steffel, Jim & Joyce Commisso JAXON STANLEY COOK Born: February 25, 2010 Paulding, OH Stan Sr. & April Cook; Nylice Lawson; Bill & Angie Johnson Stan Jr. & Jill Cook KYLE JAMES COTTRELL Born: April 26, 2010 CLAYTON MATHEW COTTRELL Born: July 31, 2007 Carl & Jolene (Sprow) Cottrell Sherwood, OH Paul & Jean Troeger, Charles & Sandy Cottrell, the late Frosty Sprow SAMANTHA COOLMAN Born: December 30, 2008 Jake & Holly Coolman Ney, OH Steve & Barb Coolman; Jeff & Jane Meyers Born: September 6, 2006 Wilmington, NC Lynn & Sandi Gaylord; Great Grandfather- Merlin Gaylord KIVA DAILEY DANIEL DELBOSQUE II Daniel Delbosque & Rebecca Kelly Defiance, OH Fransico Delbosque, Olivia Delbosque; Gary and Sherrie Schackow Born: January 5, 2010 Chad & Lisa Dailey Born: May 12, 2006 SYDNEY DEAL MASON DEAL Born: March 10, 2004 Kurt & Jody (Cummins) Deal Perrysburg, OH Ted & Carol Deal, Mike & Cheryl Cummins JORDAN RENAE DAVIS Born: April 5, 2002 Born: July 23, 2008 JD & Jennifer Davis Evansport, OH Bruce & Juli Kunesh, Sam Davis EVAN STEPHEN DAVIS GAVIN DIESEL DAVIS Born: February 4, 2010 PAYTON HARPER DOBBINS JAMES CALVIN DERROW Born: February 5, 2008 Born: August 31, 2010 Kable & Erin Derrow Defiance, OH Jeff & Sue Strausbaugh, Dan Derrow, Ron & Julie Burk JUDY MAE DERROW MORGAN DELAYNI DOCKERY Born: July 17, 2008 Born: April 13, 2010 Isaac & Brittany Dockery Continental, OH Dick & Terri Morgan, Tina Dockery, Isaac & Sebrena Dockery MAECI ALAYNA DOCKERY Michael and Chandra Dobbins Defiance, OH Marvin and Cindy Young; Teresa Young; Dave Mast Born: October 18, 2009 The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Friday, February 25, 2011 2011 SMILING FACES I9 Born: September 21, 2007 GABRIEL JOHN DRASIEWSKI JACOB RONALD DRASIEWSKI Born: July 22, 2010 Randy & Rana Drasiewski AUBREY LEE DILLER Born: September 11, 2006 KYLEE JANE DILLER Derek and Sarah Diller Perrysburg, OH Larry and Rose Smith; Mark and Keeta Diller Born: July 13, 2009 THOMAS DAVID DUERK Benjamin & Lauren Duerk Defiance, OH Tom & Linda Crawford; David & Jane Duerk Born: June 1, 2010 Cincinnati, OH Ron & Krys Drasiewski Derek & Sarah Diller Perrysburg, OH Larry & Rose Smith; Mark & Keeta Diller MASON DEAN DUCAT Born: April 3, 2007 MADISON VICTORIA DUCAT Born: April 7, 2003 Defiance, OH Dennis & Victoria Lichty, Dennis & Kathy Ducat Dennis & Amy Ducat KAMRYN LEE EICHER Jessica Smith and Spencer Eicher Delta, OH Darlene and Shawn Smith; Terri Lafferty; Aaron Eicher Born: February 14, 2010 RUBY EVELYN ELSTON Born: June 7, 2007 EMMA ELIZABETH ELSTON Born: January 20, 2010 Ney, OH Jim & Chris Jacob, Gene & Barb Elston; Great-GrandmothersDolores Jacob, Pat Fronk Jason & Sara Elston KAILIE ANN EICKHOFF Napoleon, OH Linda & Jeff Comadoll; Bev and the late Joel Eickhoff; Joann Gerken; Donna Nagel; Leona Austermiller; Ruth Eickhoff Chandra & Jon Eickhoff Born: September 4, 2010 ALTHEA DENISE FILLMAN Born: December 14, 2002 CRYSTAL ANN FILLMAN Born: February 26, 2005 Ben & Megan Fillman Defiance, OH Lisa Homier, Steve Ryan, Tom & Greta Porter, Bill Fillman (dec.) DANE ALLEN EWERS Joe and Allie Ewers Defiance, OH Russel and Laura Walters; Gary Caryer; Danett Caryer Born: July 28, 2009 I 10 2011 SMILING FACES The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Friday, February 25, 2011 Texting for your baby's health (ARA) -- Did you just find out that you're pregnant? Are you concerned about your infant's nutrition? Want quick tips to help you have a healthy pregnancy and healthy first year for your baby? Now expectant or new moms can easily get the information they need through a free service on their cell phones: text4baby. Text4baby provides timely pregnancy and health tips sent directly to participants' cell phones in the form of text messages. While 90 percent of people in the U.S. have cell phones, text4baby is the first free, health education program in the country to harness the popularity of texting as a mode of communication. Pregnant women and new mothers who text "BABY" (or "BEBE" for Spanish) to 511411 receive weekly text messages, timed to their due date or their baby's birth date through the baby's first year. The messages, which have been vetted by government and nonprofit health experts like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Academy of Pediatrics and March of Dimes, deal with nutrition, immunization and birth defect prevention, among other topics. "There's lots of information out there in books, on the Web and being shared by doctors, but what is unique about text4baby is that it brings personal � TEXTING, Page 26 ARA Content Photo Free service allows new mothers to get through a text-messaging service. answers to questions about their new babies MASON HENRY FERGUSON Born: December 7, 2010 Defiance, OH Rick & Dawn Wenzinger; Chuck & Jeri Ferguson; Scarlett Westcott Matt & Jana Ferguson John & Barbara Fish Hicksville, OH Dennis & Yvonne Fish, Ruth Fenter Born: June 15, 2005 ELIJAH FISH AVA MADISON FISH John & Barbara Fish Hicksville, OH Dennis & Yvonne Fish; Ruth Fenter Born: March 19, 2009 KARLEE RAYNE FISHPAW Born: October 23, 2010 LOGAN EARL LEE FLEETWOOD Lonnie & Jessica Fleetwood Defiance, OH Earl & Doris Fleetwood; Lee & Judy Bayliss Born: October 15, 2010 Bob & Ann Fishpaw Defiance, OH Ed & Sandy Potter; Freda Keys JAYVIER NICHOLAS ALEJANDRO FLORES Stephanie Lantz, Robbie Flores Defiance, OH Jenny Lantz Born: November 15, 2009 HAYDEN NATHANIEL FLORES Jessica Hendricks & Derrick Flores Defiance, OH Matt & Lisa Bishop, Jeff & Michelle Hendricks, Robert & Tammy Flores Born: May 30, 2008 JOEL AIDEN JEFFREY FOSTER Rob & Amy (Baldwin) Foster Defiance, OH Scott & Liana Baldwin, Doris Baldwin Born: March 4, 2009 Born: November 20, 2010 Dayton, OH Daniel & Teresa Lambert; Larry & Judy Fox OWEN TODD FOX Larry & Amy Fox TAYVIN CARTER FREDERICK Born: April 10, 2010 Defiance, OH Scott & Nancy Frederick, Luke & Deloris Hofacker, Wally & Dorothy Aschemeier Kylea Frederick The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Friday, February 25, 2011 2011 SMILING FACES I 11 MALLORY RENEE FREJKOWSKI Cincinnati, OH Vince and Donna Polce, Wayne Olsson; Ray and Mindy Frejkowski Joe and Jackie Frejkowski Born: September 5, 2010 WALKER MAXWELL FREUND Born: August 13, 2010 MILES WILLIAM FRIEDMAN David & Kristina Friedman Holland, OH Rich & Peg Snyder, Jerry & Kathy Friedman Born: March 27, 2010 JACKSON STONE FRIESNER Jamie & Jared Friesner Columbus, OH Jim & Jackie Stone; Marcia & Chip Friesner Born: March 10, 2008 HARPER REESE FRIESNER Jamie & Jared Friesner Columbus, OH Jim & Jackie Stone; Marcia & Chip Friesner Born: November 3, 2010 Phillip & Jill Freund Powell, OH Maxine Penny, Jerry & Sue Yetter ALEXIS NICOLE GAMBLER HAYLEE MACKENZIE FULK Born: April 16, 2004 Born: January 12, 2006 Coleen & Shaun Fulk Stryker, OH Jerry & Peggy Ramey, Arnie & Linda Fulk, Wanda Lockard EMMALEE MEGAN FULK ADDALEE MADISON FULK Born: July 30, 2008 Lonnie & Lori Gambler Defiance, OH Ron & Jalaine Weber Born: August 30, 2006 SAMUEL ALLEN GEE Defiance, OH Tim & Rhonda Szabo, Bill & Christel Bussing, Jeff & Sheri Gee. Jeffrey and Mallory Gee Born: November 1, 2010 PAULINA EMMALYNN-GRACE GEORGE Defiance, OH Tom & Liz Jones; Gerry & Jenny George; Doug & Darcy Moore Derek and Cassie George Born: June 3, 2007 MAKIYA RENOL GIBSON Randall and Tina Gibson Napoleon, OH Fred & Maria Carrizales; Donna Gibson Born: July 29, 2009 Born: September 1, 2008 Jeni & Jon Giesige, Napoleon, OH Janelle & Roger Cline; MaryAnn & Tony Giesige; GreatGrandparents Larry & Pat Nye, Inez Giesige, Revella Willitzer; Great-Great Grandmother Elda Dannenberg LAUREN LOUISE GIESIGE ELLA JADE GIESIGE Sherri Davis & the late Travis Giesige Defiance, OH Cheryl & Jr. Giesige Wilma & the late Ivan Davis Born: March 6, 2006 TEYLAN SAIGE GILROY Bryan, OH Samuel Dixon, Jr. & Eura Dixon; Shelva & Joe Gilroy and the late Donna Gilroy Kimberly Dixon & Matt Gilroy Born: June 12, 2006 CAMRYN CRUUZ GOMEZ Defiance, OH Obie & Andrea Mouser, Larry Sr. & Clara Gomez, the late Mary Jean & Gordon Wiles, the late Hilario Gomez & Janie Gomez Larry Gomez, Jr. & Natalie Mouser Born: April 10, 2007 ANGALINA MARIE GONZALES Destiny Torres & Nicholas Gonzales Defiance, OH Ann Gomez, Janie Gomez, Edward Gonzales, Yolanda Gonzales Born: March 30, 2010 ARELLIA ESPERANZA GONZALES Destiny Torres & Nicholas Gonzales Defiance, OH Ann Gomez, Janie Gomez, Edward Gonzales, Yolonda Gonzales Born: December 16, 2007 JOSIAH ALEXZANDER GONZALEZ Trini Perez, Marcus Gonzalez Defiance, OH Debbie & Jose Gonzalez, Adam Perez Born: October 23, 2005 ETHAN MICHAEL GROH Valerie Otte & Michael Groh Hicksville, OH Jerry & Wendy Otte Linda Shairhime & Michael Groh Born: July 22, 2010 I 12 2011 SMILING FACES The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Friday, February 25, 2011 MASON WILLIAM GUTIERREZ Abbey Hahn & Dan Gutierrez Defiance, OH Greg & Lisa Hahn; Margarita Gutierrez Born: August 13, 2010 BRAYDON MICHAEL HALE Born: May 18, 2007 Defiance, OH Bob & Suzann Bauer ALEXIS JO HALKER Antwerp, OH Bruce & Penny Russell Vickie Halker & the late Pat Halker Kristi Hale Todd and Nicole Halker Born: July 10, 2010 BRIELLE ANNMARIE HALL Born: October 28, 2010 Defiance, OH Michael & Kathy Hall AVERY JAMESON HALLER Brent & Rachel Haller Irmo, SC Denny & Carolyn Haller Born: March 10, 2010 Erica Hall OWEN CLEMENT HANCOCK Whitehouse, OH Virgil Falter & the late Carol Falter; Barb Hancock & the late Ronald Hancock James and Judith Hancock Born: February 27, 2010 Douglas & Glescie Hare Defiance, OH Lawrence & Diane Hare Born: March 11, 2010 DORIANE HARE NICHOLAS CHARLES HARTNETT Dan & Sanda Hartnett Belvedere, IL George & Tonie Morris; Dan & Maria Hartnett Born: August 17, 2009 SHANNON LIN HARTZELL Born: September 18, 2010 Defiance, OH Curt (Dinger) & Lindi McBride, Ray & Deb Hartzell HEATHER RENEE HARTZELL Danielle Brinck & Dustin Hartzell Sherwood, OH Trish Hartzell, Deb & Jeff Brinck Born: September 15, 2010 Stan & Kelly Hartzell CASEN CHRISTOPHER HEALY Born: January 5, 2010 Chris & Erica Healy Defiance, OH Carl Healy, Nancy Filbert, Diane Higgins KAMDYN CHARLES NICOLAS HECK Born: January 17, 2010 Paulding, OH Chuck & Doris Ames; Daniel Link RYLEE JADE HEDEAN Chris and Danielle Hedean Hamler, OH Karen Shiarla & Dan Shiarla; Mary Louth & Daniel Hedean Born: August 17, 2010 ARIANNA LYN HELLAND Zach Helland & Tiffany Smith Lima, OH Sarah Mekus; Jim Helland Born: May 19, 2010 ANTHONY ALFREDO HERNANDEZ Amanda Mullins & Anthony Hernandez Defiance, OH Sylvia Mullins & the late Samuel Mullins; Martin & Linda Hernandez; Mary Perez Born: September 4, 2008 Janine Heck ZACHARY HINKLE Born: February 18, 2002 TAYLOR HINKLE Born: April 14, 2004 Stacey & the late Dan Hinkle Centerville, OH Mike & Cheryl Cummins, the late Ray & Betty Hinkle BYRON ALAN HORSEY Defiance, OH Johnny & Norma Davis, The late Dick Sproul, Glennis & the late Velma Horsey Cindy & the late Roger Horsey Born: April 16, 2003 SKYLAR NICHOLE HOVIS Amber Ward & Josh Hovis Wauseon, OH Billie Jo & Steve Ward; Danny Hovis; Guadalupe Hovis Born: August 31, 2010 ELI JOSEPH HOWERTON Born: January 30, 2007 Al & Julie Howerton Defiance, OH Junior & Roxanne Brown The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Friday, February 25, 2011 2011 SMILING FACES I 13 At the intersection of U.S. 24 and S.R. 15/18 I 14 2011 SMILING FACES The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Friday, February 25, 2011 ALEX JOSEPH HOMIER Born: May 9, 2007 Born: September 24, 2009 ELLA KAYE HOMIER Defiance, OH Kevin & Jackie Hoschak, Mark & Kathy Homier Adam & Amanda Homier BENJAMIN RUSSELL HOELLRICH Born: May 2, 2006 OLIVIA MAE HOELLRICH Born: October 25, 2010 LUCAS SCOTT JAMES HUBER Defiance, OH Charles & Bonnie Watson; Ed & Vicki Schwab; Ronald Huber (late) Jamie Watson and Ryan Huber Born: June 30, 2010 Todd & Jennifer Hoellrich Napoleon, OH Rick & Kathy Hoellrich, Judy Weller, Ron & Sue Weller Born: December 1, 2010 AVA HUBER ADDILYN HUBER Born: March 10, 2009 New Bavaria, OH Jim & Marilyn Thomas, Trinda Lane & the late Marvin Huber Adam & Jamie Huber JAELYNN CHRISTINE HUSSEY Travis Hussey & Kim Winterfeld Defiance, OH Darin & Melissa Hussey Vickie Winterfeld Born: November 4, 2010 ASHLYN JEAN JACKMAN Amber Mueller & Andrew Jackman Defiance, OH John & Teresa Mueller Gary & Cheryl Jackman Born: April 21, 2010 CADEN MICHAEL JEFFREYS Defiance, OH Ronnie and Mary Pinckley; Frank and Faye Jeffreys Maryann M. Mitchell and Shane Jeffreys Born: June 16, 2008 DEAGAN OTIS LYNN JOHNS Born: November 8, 2008 Defiance, OH Lenny & Lana Johns; Dave & Renee Bowling; Mike & Dawn Ludwig KATE RENEE JOHNSON Nathan and Maureen Johnson Defiance, OH Dennis & Bunny Williams; Ralph & Susan Johnson Born: May 19, 2010 KENDEL JOSEPHINE JOHNS Born: January 26, 2011 Defiance, OH Mike & Dawn Ludwig, Dave & Renee Bowling, Lenny & Lana Johns KEALIE ALYSHA SALENA KALITA Kevin & Patti (Santos) Kalita Kentwood, MI Ruben & Theresa Santos, Jr. Dwight & Bonnie Kalita Born: October 5, 2009 KELLAH LYNN KAUFMAN Born: October 5, 2010 Defiance, OH Dave & Tara Kaufman Jeff & Aleasha Johns Jeff & Aleasha Johns Kristie Kaufman KASEN JAMES JOOST Born: July 1, 2007 RYLEE KAMREN JOOST Born: July 25, 2005 Matt & Kierstin Joost Defiance, OH Jim & Sue McLain, Brent Joost, the late Karen Joost ISABELLE LOUSIE KELLY Tim & Amanda Kelly Napoleon, OH Tom & Sue Like, Tim Kelly, Jacki Koziel Born: July 7, 2010 CALVIN WILLIAM KEPLER Born: February 15, 2010 VIVIANA ANYIAH KING-MAYEKU Katrina King & Serge Mayeku Defiance, OH Robert & Isabella King, Polly Bevins & Wyatt Vaughn Born: August 4, 2008 Jason & Mindi Kepler Bryan, OH Rex & Janie Haver, Walt & Mary Kepler The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Friday, February 25, 2011 2011 SMILING FACES I 15 Will new school lunch programs make veggies less appealing? (ARA) -- School lunches will be changing, thanks to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's complete overhaul of federally subsidized school lunch programs. But will all the changes be for the better? Possibly not, according to some experts and studies. The changes, implemented over a period of years, aim to limit calories, reduce sodium and increase the consumption of vegetables and whole grains. "Improved nutrition is a laudable goal, but the realities of science and nutrition may surprise the government," said Morton Satin of the Salt Institute in Alexandria, Va. "Scientific studies show that kids are more likely to eat their vegetables if they have adequate salt." "The promotion of healthy food choices in schools should be driven by knowledge and understanding of science and nutrition," Satin said. Dark green vegetables are among the most nutritious foods. However, they all contain very bitter phytochemicals that affect their palatability. Broccoli is a perfect example. Adding salt to these vegetables makes them taste much better. "There is a natural concern by some as to whether the current salt reduction ideology may end up having a negative impact on nutritious food choices and overall health," Satin added. A recent research paper from the University of Pennsylvania examined the response of tasters to varying amounts of salt in a range of foods that were naturally bitter, including vegetables and other foods deemed to be healthy. Reducing the salt intake made these foods less appealing, and as a result adversely affected the tasters' nutrient intake. In another double-blind taste panel study conducted at Ohio State University, cooked broccoli was fed to individuals from three different age groups: children, adults and senior citizens. The broccoli florets were prepared with different levels of salt and the results made it clear that, even though participants were unaware as to which sample was which, salt significantly increased broccoli's palatability. Both children and seniors liked broccoli better with more salt on it -- up to 350 mg per 85 g serving of broccoli, the highest level of salt used for these two groups. For both children and adults, the broccoli's bitterness decreased as the level of salt increased. "Based upon these results, it is likely that policies promoting population-wide restriction of salt in foods may result in significant segments of the population responding by avoiding the more bitter, but far more nutritious food choices or simply reaching for the salt shaker to make bitter better," Satin says. In the United Kingdom similar actions backfired. Their government outlawed the use of salt in schools in 2005. Writing in the UK Telegraph, journalist Paul Eastham complained that, since the school ban on saltshakers, his 14-year-old daughter stopped eating vegetables, because they were so bland. "All the goodness they promise to deliver remains untouched on the plate -- a complete waste of nutrients, health potential I 16 2011 SMILING FACES The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Friday, February 25, 2011 HAYDEN ASHLEY KNOWLES Ashley Flores & Dirk Knowles Oakwood, OH Born: November 30, 2009 BRAXTON KONDAS Brent & Lauren Kondas Defiance, OH David & Sharmaine Kondas Born: October 11, 2009 TREYEN BERYX KRABER Kurt & Jackie Kraber Defiance, OH Don & Kay Kraber Born: March 10, 2010 PARKER JAMESON KRZYKOWSKI Kevin & Heather Krzykowski Gainesville, Fl David & Cynthia Thompson; Richard Harris- Great-Grandfather Born: September 8, 2010 MASON DOUGLAS LAMBERT Jamie & Dusty Lambert Sherwood, OH Doug & Judy Long; Steve & Linda Lambert Born: May 4, 2010 JAYDEN MARCO THOMAS LANCON Sophia Lancon & Greg Bass Defiance, OH Fernando & Irene Lancon Bob & Susan Lawson Born: July 31, 2009 ELOISE EMILE LAWSON Molly and Steve Lawson Defiance, OH James & Rebecca Braker; Mark & Nan Lawson Born: November 18, 2010 AVA MAE LEATHERMAN Beau Leatherman, Emily Wischmeyer Oakwood, OH Born: August 24, 2009 ARIA MARIE LEONARD Grand Rapids, OH Tim & Brenda Leonard, Chris & Jerry Robinson, Tim & Jeanne Weber Eric & Lisa Leonard Born: July 28, 2010 CAMERON JACOB LESKOW Ashlee Grunden & Jacob Leskow Defiance, OH Lori & Joe Grunden; Trish & Rick Leskow Born: March 25, 2010 ONLY 5 STARS WILL DO ONLY 5 STARS WILL DO WITH CARGO SO PRECIOUS SYDNEY MICHELLE LANTOW Born: July 30, 2001 LAUREN ELIZABETH LANTOW Born: July 18, 2006 Doug & Michele Lantow Middleburg Hts., OH Phillip & Marlene Lantow, Karen Grant & the late Gerald Grant TED CECIL LANTOW Born: November 20, 2006 OWEN PHILLIP LANTOW Born: May 30, 2008 Potomac Falls, VA Phillip & Marlene Lantow, Glenn & Gen Kuhn Matt & Emily Lantow Awarded an overall 5-star safety rating, the stylish, roomy fuel-efficient Chevrolet Traverse helps protect you and your loved ones while adapting to your needs. With 24 MPG highway, Traverse FWD offers better fuel economy than any eight-passenger crossover. When it comes to room, Traverse delivers there too, offering more cargo space than any vehicle in its class - more than Toyota Highlander, Ford Flex and Honda Pilot. Drive assured your Traverse accommodates your life beautifully while protecting your precious cargo. The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Friday, February 25, 2011 2011 SMILING FACES I 17 ABILENE RAYNE LONG Ney, OH Mark McClain, Roberta & Doyle Eicher, Jennie Long, Earl & Ilean McClain Melissa & Chris Long Born: July 8, 2008 CALEB JEROME MANGAS Born: September 30, 2010 KENLEY KAY MANRIQUEZ Sergio Manriquez & Mindy James Defiance, OH Chuck & Tami James, Rafe Manriquez & Raquella Yoder Born: April 14, 2009 CALVIN M. MARTIN Defiance, OH Jim & Cathy Martin; Mike & Lori Schafer DJ & Kristin Mangas Defiance, OH Jerry & Karen Mangas Tim & Janee Brant Joel and Ashley Martin Born: January 18, 2010 CALEB D. MARTIN Joel and Ashley Martin Defiance, OH Jim & Cathy Martin Mike & Lori Schafer Born: March 28, 2007 KALE MICHAEL MARSEE Sean Marsee and Shauna Hornish Oakwood, OH Jerry & Kelly Feeney, Bradley Hornish, Myrna & (the late) Cletus Marsee Born: December 13, 2009 IZAYAH GUADALUPE MARTINEZ Angie Moreno & Jerry Martinez Defiance, OH Richard & Ginger Moreno, Georgina Martinez, Greg & Jan Rokita Born: May 25, 2009 SHAWN ANDREW MARTINEZ Andrew Martinez & Aimee Wagner Defiance, OH Mike & Carol Wagner Gilbert & Norma Martinez Born: December 22, 2009 Born: January 19, 2010 Micah & Maggie McGhee, Defiance, OH Mike & Jan McGhee; Colleen & Kevin McDougall; Daniel & Ellen Shock; Great Grandparents; Ron & Velma Shock; Lannie & Shirely Wright; Howard & Helen Miessler; Tom & Vera McGhee DAVIS MICHAEL MCGHEE TAYLOR ROSE MCKEEN Clint & Stefanie McKeen Sherwood, OH Jeff & Kathy Brown, Tim McKeen, Nancy & Kim Fisher Born: May 30, 2010 MADELYN CLAIRE MCKEVER KAYLA ELIZABETH MAVIS Born: January 5, 2007 Born: December 17, 2008 Scott & Jenny Mavis Edgerton, OH Gary & Pat Mavis, Jim & Agnes Timbrook, Marge Timbrook, Dorothy Mavis, Helen Haidue SAMANTHA RENEE MAVIS Ben & Lindsay McKever Easley, SC Dan & Ann Scribner Jim & Linda Gallaher Born: August 14, 2009 EASTON LAWRENCE MEDINA ADDIE LYDIA MEDINA Born: November 20, 2007 John & Amanda Medina Findlay, OH Al & Pam Shook, Arthur & Soila Zapata ASHER LAWERANCE MESSMANN Harry & Ashley Messmann Paulding, OH Bob & Pam Gardner Todd & Trish Messmann Born: October 3, 2010 ZACHARY AARON METCALF Michael & Jennifer Metcalf Pleasant Hill, MO Dave & Cathy Scheirer; Gary & Louise Metcalf Born: June 4, 2010 ARIANA CHEYENNE MILLER HENDRIX WILLIAM MEYERS Born: February 2, 2008 Born: April 25, 2010 Greg & Christine Meyers Defiance, OH Tom & Samira Stelzer, Ray & Sue Meyers BECKETT JOHN MEYERS Born: March 18, 2010 Paulding, OH Robert Miller, Marty & Angie Beck, Charlie & Margie Miller Michelle Miller I 18 2011 SMILING FACES The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Friday, February 25, 2011 ETHAN JOSEPH MILLER Born: December 16, 2009 HEIDI MICHELLE SWARY Born: June 15, 2005 Mark Center , OH Chuck & Sandy McCartney, Joe & Mikee Miller Stacy & David Miller GAGE WESTIN MILLER Sherwood, OH Tim & Tammy Miller; John & Diane Manz; Elaine Manz Tyler and Briana Miller Born: June 5, 2010 BOWAN ALAN MILLER Born: July 19, 2007 BRYNNA ASHLYN JANE MILLER Born: October 1, 2010 Todd & Missy Miller Defiance, OH Wally & Linda Scheirer, Frances Birkemeyer, Great Grandfather- James Wallar ASHLYN GREAR MULLINS Born: May 9, 2008 IRELYN GRACE MULLINS Born: May 27, 2010 Malinta, OH Tony & Luann Mullett, Diane & the late Virgil Mullins Greg & Stacie Mullins CALEB JAMES MONK Jonathan and Carey Monk Defiance, OH Curt and Rhonda Monk; Jamie and Cindy Zsembik Born: May 4, 2010 CALLI NICOLE MORRIS Ney, OH David & Roberta Morris; Craig Holman; Wanda & Steven Stark William & Amanda Morris Born: March 16, 2010 MACKENZIE JO MOSS Born: February 2, 2007 B.J. & Kelly Moss Continental, OH Gary & Deb Hunt, George & Kim Moss COLLIN JAMES MOWEL Angie Sifuentes & James Mowel McClure, OH Leonel & Barb Sifuentes Born: January 14, 2008 NINA NICOLETTA NEWTON Mark & Jennifer Newton Lynhurst, OH Larry & Pat Newton; Mary Dilisi Born: May 3, 2007 Mark & Jennifer Newton Lynhurst, OH Larry & Pat Newton; Mary Dilisi Born: September 26, 2009 JUDE NEWTON OWEN DENNIS NOLAN Tim Nolan & Alissa Erford Defiance, OH Dennis & Becky Erford, JoAnn Nolan, Mike Nolan Born: June 7, 2010 BRITAIN FAITH OKULY Paula Anderson & Jason Okuly Napoleon, OH Paul & Rosemary Sheley; Judy & Steve Okuly Born: May 28, 2009 TRINITY MARIE O'BRIEN KINSLEY CAMILLE O'BRIEN Born: March 18, 2009 Keith & Trena O'Brien Austin, TX Chuck & Terre Baden, Ed & Camille O'Brien AUTUMN KAI OSBORNE Defiance, OH James & Stella Osborne, Betty Williams, Gale Pace (dec.) James & Lisa Osborne Born: January 8, 2006 AZLYN MARIE PAGAN Javier Pagan & Shalane Brown Defiance, OH Tammy Brown, Tim & Sue Brown; Bidelson & Edna Pagan Born: October 15, 2009 BRYSON CHRISTOPHER PAINTER Courtney & Chris Painter Salisbury, NC Tina & Gary Roughton, Stuart & Michelle Painter Born: April 19, 2010 The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Friday, February 25, 2011 2011 SMILING FACES I 19 I 20 2011 SMILING FACES The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Friday, February 25, 2011 MASON ANDREW PARKER Andrew & Brittany Parker Defiance, OH Daniel & Penny Parker; Jennings & Charlene Jarrell Born: October 4, 2010 ROSTON ALAN PETERS Richie and Ashley Peters Defiance, OH Ron and Cathy Smith; Kristy Peters; Randy Peters Born: September 22, 2010 MICHAEL PAUL PILARCIK Brian & Maria (Seibert) Pilarcik Linesville, PA Gary & Marsha Seibert, Bill & Celeste Pilarcik Born: November 9, 2009 TORAN JOSE PLATA Defiance, OH David Nussbaum; Cynthia Wieging; Refugio Plata; Abigail Plata Jose and Ashley Plata Born: October 18, 2010 CAMRYN GRACE PROZY Don and Lindsay Prozy Defiance, OH Pam and Dale Mumy; Jim and Tami McNeel Born: October 28, 2010 IZAIAH RAMOS Marc Ramos & Ursula Wallen Defiance, OH Connie & Francisco DelBosque; John Wallen; Con & Bonnie Gomez Born: April 19, 2008 SAMANTHA MICHELLE REINEKE Jay & Amy Reineke Defiance, OH Roger & Marilyn Reineke Born: March 17, 2010 GABRIEL ADAM RAMON Born: October 9, 2007 JEREMIAH PAUL RAMON Born: June 11, 2010 OWEN MICHAEL REYNOLDS Justin & Jaime Reynolds Defiance, OH Kevin & Jackie Hoschak, Mark & Kathy Reynolds Born: July 29, 2009 Adam & Heidi Ramon Defiance, OH Paul & Liz Weisgerber, Gloria Ysasaga LANDON DAVID JOSEPH ROBLES Joe Robles & Megan Trenkamp Defiance, OH David Trenkamp Andrea Makula Born: August 12, 2010 Born: November 27, 2008 ADAM DAVID ROCK Darrel & April Rock Sherwood, OH Jack & Char Rock; Larry & Linny Williams JASMINE NICOLE RODRIGUEZ Born: February 12, 2008 EMILIANO LEE ROEHRIG Julie & Matthew Roehrig Defiance, OH Rebeca & Luis Lopez; Ed Roehrig Born: April 5, 2010 CARTER MATTHEW ROHDY Born: December 2, 2009 Defiance, OH Wendy & Mark Ryan, Dave & Barb Rohdy, Donna Rohdy Shelley Rodriguez Defiance, OH Dexter & Janis Benecke Jeff & Amy Rohdy Born: November 5, 2000 RUBEN SANTOS IV Born: July 16, 2008 PARIS LYNN SANTOS Ashley Nunn, Ruben III & Priscella Santos Defiance, OH Dave Nunn, Sandy Nunn, Ruben & Theresa Santos Jr., Stuart Owens, Edith Owens JULIAN GIOVANNIE RUIZ Born: April 6, 2008 Defiance, OH Maria & Armando Ruiz Bryan Ruiz Adam J Salaz & Jaimie Kryder Defiance, OH Leo & Betty Salaz; Marivel Kryder, Anthony Kryder Born: November 9, 2009 ADAM J SALAZ, JR. ALEXANDER JOHN SALINAS Tyler Leatherman & Stephanie Salinas Defiance, OH Darryl & Pansy Leatherman; John & Sylvia Salinas; Bill & Christine Murphy Born: September 23, 2010 The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Friday, February 25, 2011 2011 SMILING FACES I 21 Five financial 'baby steps' for new parents (ARA) -- While today's economy continues to put extra stress on most Americans' wallets, those preparing to welcome a new child into the family experience the added pressure of a whole new set of expenses. From diapers to baby furniture and day care, the costs for new parents mount quickly. For some, the reality of these expenses is daunting. Others are completely unaware of how the joy of a new child will impact their financial situation. So, just how much does a baby cost? The answer depends on many factors. Does one parent stay at home or does the family hire a child care provider? Will the child attend public or private school? Is there a need for a larger home or car for the growing clan? Raising a child costs an average of nearly $11,000 the first year and more than $220,000 for the first 18 years, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. So where do expecting and new parents start? Thrivent Financial for Lutherans offers these five "baby steps" to help them prepare. 1. Start early. During your pregnancy, take the time to determine your family's immediate financial needs as well as your long-term goals. 2. Create a realistic budget. Determine the true cost of what you will need and weigh it against the new realities of your household income situation. This is particularly important if you plan on leaving the workforce for an extended period of time. Consult another new parent for a list of monthly baby expenses to get a clear picture of those costs. 3. Start and/or increase an emergency fund. The chances of unexpected expenses will become much greater once the little one comes on the scene. 4. Get protection through proper insurance. It's time to face your own mortality and vulnerability. Protection is critical. Consult with a financial representative to insure your health, property, income and life through appropriate insurance. In addition, consider a juvenile life insurance policy when your child is born. Also, be sure to update the beneficiary designation on your own policies once the baby is born. "For new parents, one of the biggest financial priorities we hear about is their desire to protect their family's financial future," says Bruce Fear, vice president of protection products and solutions for Thrivent Financial. "The foundation of this protection starts with having the proper insurance in place in case of an unexpected event. This can provide some peace of mind to many parents." 5. Save for college. Before you know it your child will leave the nest, so start saving for junior's college experience now. A financial professional can assist with the various investment tools available today for college savings. Furthermore, opening a savings account in the child's name is a great starting point for depositing monetary gifts given to the child. Supporting a family is hard work. Having the knowledge and tools you need to help ensure your financial stability will make the journey less complicated and even more rewarding. For more information, go to www.thrivent.com/planning/ life/having_baby.html or call (800) 847-4836. ARA Content Photo Its never too early to establish sound financial practices for new parents. I 22 2011 SMILING FACES The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Friday, February 25, 2011 LORELEI MAE SALYERS Luke & Autumn Salyers Hicksville, OH John & Reba Salyers Tom & Misty Mack Born: May 12, 2010 PIPER GRACE SARGEANT Dublin, OH Linda & Charles Lord; The late Pat Sargeant & Donnabell Sargeant Neal & Heather Sargeant Born: January 27, 2010 ANNA ISABELLE SCHNIPKE GRAHAM EDWARD SCHLACHTER GRETCHEN KRYSTYNA SCHLACHTER Born: September 28, 2009 Mark and Gina Schnipke Leipsic, OH Ron and Joyce Verhoff Jerome and Sharon Schnipke Born: July 21, 2008 Dean & Renae Schlachter Continental, OH Ron & Krys Drasiewski, Glen Schlachter, Susan Schlachter JACALYN MIRIAM SCHORTGEN Tony & Katie Schortgen Toledo, OH Mr & Mrs Jim Schortgen, Mr & Mrs Paul Gibbs, Jim Hoops Born: December 1, 2009 NOLAN LEE SCHROEDER Defiance, OH Allen & Paula Fairchild; Erwin & Anne Schroeder; Paul Perdue; Shirley Sadler; Karis Schroeder; Margaret Simonis Brittany Fairchild & Ethan Schroeder Born: September 13, 2010 MADILYNN GRACE SCHUETTE Holgate, OH John Schuette, Linda Schuette, Jeff & Robin Wollet, Doug & Patti Huffman Matt & Michelle Schuette Born: April 16, 2010 ALIVIA GRACE SCOTT Born: September 17, 2010 AVA MARIE SEIBERT Defiance, OH Mary Seibert & the late Mark Seibert, Jeff & Carol Miller & the late Bruce George Brian & Leslie Scott Archbold, OH Steve & Helen Scott; Rebecca Stork, Mike Stork Paul & Kendra Seibert Born: May 11, 2009 CODY JOSHUA SHAW Born: May 5, 2006 EMMA GRACE SHEETS Born: May 29, 2007 BRADYN CHRISTIAN SHAW Born: September 1, 2004 Defiance, OH Robert & Bonnie Shaw, Louis & Ann Brunswick GARRETT NICKOLUS SHEETS Born: September 22, 2010 Defiance, OH Don & Janice Helmke, LeRoy & Connie Sheets John & Amy Shaw Nick & Nicole Sheets ALIYAH MARIA SHAWVER Ana Alicia Gomez & Justin Shawver Defiance, OH Tomas & Irma Gomez; Jerry & Lori Mobley; John Shawver Born: July 1, 2009 JERSEY MARIE DANIELLE SHELEY Jericha Benavides & Brennen Sheley Hamler, OH Daniel & Lydia Benavides Daniel & Barb Sheley Born: June 24, 2010 KENYAH SHIREY Born: March 12, 2008 WESTON SHIREY Born: June 15, 2009 MADELYN RAE SHULL ASHTYN LEIGH SHULL Dustin & Kylee Shirey Ft. Wayne, IN Marty & Sue Shirey, Dave & Lesa Mansfield, Chris & Mark Stockman, Denny Holtsberry Born: January 7, 2009 Kelly Shull Defiance, OH Jim Shull, Dawn Divjak The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Friday, February 25, 2011 2011 SMILING FACES I 23 DRAKE JACOB DOUGLAS SHOLL Anjelica Yoh and Jacob Sholl Defiance, OH late Dawn Yoh-Smith, Jimmy Smith, Tracy Cain-Sholl, late Douglas Sholl Born: December 17, 2010 NEVIAH JANE SHOOK-PAGAN Abby Shook & Javier Pagan Defiance, OH Al & Pam Shook, Bill & Edna Pagan Born: July 30, 2003 EZRA GRAE SIMONICH Luke & Nichole Simonich Defiance, OH Robert & Linda Gill Dennis & Juanita Simonich Born: May 3, 2007 SAVANNAH JO SINN Born: January 25, 2010 AUBREY DANA SKINNER-KRASS Victoria Krass & Christopher Skinner Napoleon, OH Gale Skinner; Derek Krass; Bill & Chandra Krass; Craig Skinner Born: April 12, 2010 Steve & Alicia Sinn Latty, OH Anita Gebhart Tom & Laurie Sinn MAKAYLA LAKER-SIERRA Born: September 16, 2007 MALACHI SIMMONS Born: August 27, 2007 Born: September 27, 2010 Defiance, OH Butch & Amy Schlegel. Great-grandparents; Juanita Fisher, Lee & Sherry Messer ISABELLA LAKER-SIERRA Born: January 9, 2010 ROMEO SIMMONS Britni Elliott-Schlegel ALEXIS LAKER-SIERRA Born: May 15, 2002 Jeremy Sierra & LeAnn Laker Defiance, OH David & Janet Laker, Jesse Sierra, Cindy Williamson ISABELLA JOLIEGH SMITH Mackenzie Beck & Josh Smith Defiance, OH James & Phyllis Waldron; Don Smith; Regina Beck Born: May 5, 2010 CHARLES REMINGTON SPEISER Born: November 30, 2008 Defiance, OH Rosalia Hinojosa, Sue Speiser, the late Charles Jerry Speiser, Great-Grandparents- Merle & Orma Lee Koeppe MARISKA SUZANN SPENCER Adrienne Spencer & Matt Spencer Cloverdale, OH Mike & Mary McCoy; Rex & Deb Spencer; Rick & Sandy Waaland Born: October 1, 2007 BELLA LYNN STAMBAUGH Defiance, OH Steve & Amy Stambaugh; Russel & Laura Walters; Craig & Na Ewers Chadd & Lisa Speiser Megan & Blake Stambaugh Born: July 15, 2010 JACKSON BLAKE STAMBAUGH Defiance, OH Steve & Amy Stambaugh; Russel & Laura Walters; Craig & Na Ewers Megan & Blake Stambaugh Born: July 6, 2008 ALIANA MAE STANTZ Matthew Stantz & Kenyotta Rembert Sherwood, OH Robert & Tonya Rembert; Jack & Brenda Stantz Born: May 13, 2010 ANALYSIA ELIZABETH STEINGASS Daniel & Katherine Steingass Defiance, OH Guadalupe & Virginia Urbina Karen Arnes Born: August 24, 2007 CHRISTOPHER ALAN STEINGASS Chris & Tara Steingass Defiance, OH Alan & Darlene Steingass John & Sharon Walker Born: October 24, 2007 LUCIANA BELLE STIPE HENRY THOMAS STIPE Born: February 9, 2010 Andrea (Bell) & Jason Stipe Toledo, OH Tom & Sue Stipe, Steve & Londa Renn, Dennis & Marti Bell I 24 2011 SMILING FACES The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Friday, February 25, 2011 Make tummy time fun for baby, stress free for parents (ARA) -- Most new parents relish the idea of any activity that helps their baby grow, develop and gain strength. And for the most part, babies are pretty positive about those types of activities too -- except when it comes to their introduction to "tummy time." "I'll never forget the first time I put my son on his stomach for `tummy time' like the pediatrician had recommended," says Sarah Sawyer, a mother of three from Denver, Colo. "Within a few seconds he was red in the face and screaming at the top of his lungs. His little head flopped around and I could tell he was miserable. I was heartbroken that I had put him through this, and I knew I had to find a way to make the experience more fun and comfortable for him." In 1992, the American Academy of Pediatrics began recommending parents put their babies to sleep on their backs to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Since its inception, the Back-to-Sleep Campaign is credited with reducing SIDS deaths by 50 percent. With babies spending so much time on their backs, however, they may be missing out on the important developmental and physical benefits of having time on their tummies. Plus, babies who lay on their backs too long may develop bald, or even flat, spots on their heads. To combat these problems, pediatricians now recommend parents place infants on their tummies for supervised playtime. Newborns, however, often rebel against being placed on their stomachs for play. Most babies eventually learn to enjoy tummy time as their motor skills and physical strength improve. Still, finding ways to make tummy time as fun and comfortable as possible -- as soon as possible -- can make the experience more positive for both baby and can see and do. If your baby sees you beside her -- making funny faces, offering a toy or even just holding eye contact -- she's likely to feel more secure. -- Start out slowly. Long periods on her tummy, when she's not used to the position, can be stressful for any baby. Instead of attempting a marathon session all at once, ease your baby into the experience, starting out with a minute or less of tummy time. Pick her up, soothe and comfort her, and try again. And learn to read baby's signs of when she's had enough. -- Give her props. Giving baby a new perspective by propping her up under her arms may help make tummy time more fun for her. If your baby has some control of her head and neck, which often occurs by 4 months, a pillow under her armpits may give her the elevation she needs to enjoy tummy time. The Boppy Tummy Play Pad comes with a built-in pillow that fits perfectly under baby's armpits to prop her up. -- Safety should never be secondary. Tummy time is ultimately intended to benefit babies by helping them develop strength and motor skills. If you see your baby is tiring or if she is unable to shift her head to the side from a facedown position, pick her up immediately and try again later when she's well-rested. Never leave a baby alone on the floor or any other surface; adult supervision is a must for safety. Most babies learn to enjoy tummy time. "The time when babies are this helpless is so short and sweet, you'll probably find yourself missing your baby's tummy time days when he's toddling around getting into everything he can reach," said Sawyer. ARA Content Photo More and more pediatricians are recommending parents place their infants on their tummies for supervised play times. parents. Here are some tips for making tummy time fun for baby and stress free for parents: -- Comfort is key. Make sure baby is dressed in comfy, loose-fitting clothes that allow ease of movement. Choose the floor surface carefully. Avoid hard or slippery surfaces. Consider using a play product specifically designed for tummy time, such as the Boppy Tummy Play Pad. Available in designs for boys and girls, the generously sized pad creates a comfortable spot for baby to play in a prone position and includes stimulating, repositionable toys to keep her entertained. Boppy is the same company that makes the popular feeding pillow. -- Company makes it more fun. While your baby is on her tummy, get down on the floor beside her, as close to her level as possible, so she can see you are with her. Remember, many babies object to tummy time because it limits what they LUNCHES From Page 15 and money -- all because they remain unpalatable," Eastham wrote. "My daughter might not touch the `bland' vegetables at school, but at home -- where she is allowed to use salt -- she clears her plate." The World Health Organization points to iodized salt as key to eliminating iodine deficiency disorders, one of the most common -- and preventable -- world-wide causes of brain damage. The WHO calls iodized salt a "spectacularly simple, universally effective, wildly attractive and incredibly cheap `weapon' against childhood mental retardation." "Salt is a necessary nutrient," Satin notes. "Without adequate intake, serious consequences arise. If the United States continues down a path of forced sodium reduction, with no recognition of the science indicating many negative effects of such reduction, American children may have more serious worries than bland food and a diet lacking in vegetables. In some countries where pregnant women and children do not consume enough iodized salt, cognitive development is a serious problem in children. This is a problem remedied many years ago in the United States through the iodization of salt." While proponents of the school lunch sodium reduction campaign may have the best of intentions for children, some science and health experts are skeptical. "I predict a lot of salad and vegetables will go in the trash can at local schools," said Lisa Katic, a registered dietician. "This will not help us improve childhood nutrition." The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Friday, February 25, 2011 2011 SMILING FACES I 25 VICTORIA JANAE STONE Dr. Mick & Lorie Stone Defiance, OH Dr. James & Jackie Stone Born: March 11, 2006 JAYDEN ANDREW STONE Amanda Stone & Adam Erford Defiance, OH Denny & Becky Erford, Marc & Rose Pessefall Born: February 6, 2006 AVA ELYSE STORK Jeremy & Alana Stork Defiance, OH Michael & Kathleen Gustwiller, Gary & Peggy Stork Born: February 1, 2007 DRAVIN MICHAEL STRATTON Amy Joe Foust & Jesse Stratton Delphos, OH Pam Stratton, James Stratton; the late Irv & Judy Trentman Born: July 4, 2009 MAKS RAY STUCKEY Luke and Janessa Stuckey Archbold, OH Steve and Chris Rupp; Dan and Julie Stuckey Born: October 3, 2010 IAN ALEXANDER STRICKLER Kelly Slattman and Mike Strickler, Sr. Continental, OH Mike & Marge Kosch; Wayne & Karen Strickler; Great Grandparents: Virginia Potthoff, Luella Kosch Born: October 22, 2008 EVAN JOSEPH STRICKLER Continental, OH Mike & Marge Kosch; Wayne & Karen Strickler; Great Grandparents: Virginia Potthoff and Luella Kosch Kelly Slattman and Mike Strickler, Sr. Born: October 22, 2008 MICHAEL JAMES MATHIAS STRICKLER, JR. Continental, OH Mike & Marge Kosch; Wayne & Karen Strickler; Great Grandparents: Virginia Potthoff and Luella Kosch Kelly Slattman and Mike Strickler, Sr Born: July 7, 2007 DYLAN GENE SWARY Eric & Anne-Margaret Swary Key West, FL Craig & Theresa Swary, Andrew & Debra Sobota Born: October 27, 2010 ADDISON MAE THOMAS Randal & Amy Thomas Defiance, OH Michael & Nancy Yambor; Randy & Connie Thomas Born: August 21, 2008 HAYLEIGH MARIE TORREZ Eric-Jordan Torrez & Brianne Kinder Defiance, OH Laurie Torrez; Melissa Leskow; Tom & Janet Steele; Tom & Janis Kinder Born: November 6, 2010 TRISTEN-JORDAN TORREZ Eric-Jordan Torrez & Brianne Kinder Defiance, OH Laurie Torrez; Melissa Leskow; Tom & Janet Steele; Tom & Janis Kinder Born: March 26, 2007 JAZELLE RAELAN URBINA Valentino Urbina & Jessica Davila Defiance, OH Linda & Rick Davila; Cindy & Lupe Urbina Born: August 20, 2007 IZABEL MORGAN UTENDORF Born: December 29, 2009 Ottawa, OH William & Joan Utendorf, Marilyn Hazelton & the late Charles Hazelton DEVIN CHARLES RAY VANCE Daniel & Bobbie Vance Defiance, OH Mose & Jane Vance; Gene & Janet Maag Born: January 1, 2010 Amy & David Utendorf MADISON ALIZABETH VALERIO Born: April 13, 2009 BROOKE ALLISON VALERIO Born: April 17, 2007 Michael & Julie (Boggs) Valerio Continental, OH John & the late Donna Boggs, Mike & Linda Valerio Born: September 30, 2009 Larissa Luttfring & Joey Velasquez, Jr., Leipsic, OH Darl & Nancy McCullough; Joe & Sylvia Velasquez Sr.; Ida Velasquez; Alan Luttfring; Great-GrandparentsWilma Giesige, Ron Giesige Sr., Jeanne Luttfring MYA PASSION VELASQUEZ MARGARET GRACE WACHTMAN Defiance, OH Rolland & Linda Deming, Verona Lillian Wachtman; Dan & Rhonda Weber Terry & Kaycie Wachtman Born: May 3, 2010 EASTON GRAEME WAGNER Stephen & Jodi Wagner Defiance, OH Bob & Peg Kimble; Darlene Wagner Born: November 2, 2010 I 26 2011 SMILING FACES The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio - Friday, February 25, 2011 Should parents `pay' kids for good grades in school? (ARA) -- Motivating your children to do well in school can be one of the most important -- yet challenging -- things you can do as a parent. If your children are inspired at a young age to set and achieve long-term goals, and earn good grades in the process, they're more likely to succeed in the future. But igniting that spark is no easy task. Perhaps in addition to giving praise and a hug for good grades, you take them out to dinner or to their favorite amusement park. But cash and material items might be more motivational, a recent online poll indicates. A majority of kids and parents backed "earning for learning." In fact, three out of four kids, and 60 percent of parents agree that incentives can help reinforce good behavior while helping children learn about money, according to the poll of more than 1,200 parents and children conducted by the Northwestern Mutual Foundation's financial literacy website, Themint.org. When asked which incentives might motivate kids, children and adults combined agreed that physical motivators like "cash rewards" (19 percent) and "desired items" (23 percent) like clothes, games or an iPod were more influential than experiential incentives like "a special dinner at a favorite restaurant" (12 percent) or "a trip to a theme receive. When all is said and done, of course, the decision is personal. Every child is unique, so parents should consider incentives that work best for their family. Here are some tips to consider: -- Start by focusing on what you will reward. Is it focused on a specific grade? Improvement? Effort? An accomplishment? What is the timeline -- the full school year or will you offer quarterly incentives? -- If you have more than one child, do you have different expectations for each child? What you expect for one child may not be the same expectations for a different child. -- Talk to your children. Explain the expectations and the rewards. If a child understands what is expected and what the reward might be, he is far more likely to work for the reward. -- What kind of reward are you negotiating? The rewards may depend on the child. If your family does not eat out often, and the child thinks a restaurant is a big deal, allowing the child to choose a restaurant as a reward might be a great incentive. For other children, financial rewards or prizes may be a better choice. Choose a reward that you are comfortable with providing, and that is appropriate for the expectations. -- If your child receives a weekly allowance, consider a "bonus" for the child. For example, if the child receives a $5 per week allowance, give her an extra $5 as a one week bonus. For older students, you could consider a larger quarterly bonus. This type of format is similar to the way a bonus might be provided in the "adult" world. ARA Content Photo A recent online poll indicates that cash and material gifts may be better motivation for good grades than some other common incentives. park, water park or other attraction" (4 percent). Parents may be encouraged to hear that kids ranked parents' praise and encouragement comparably to cash rewards or desired items, garnering 27 percent, 25 percent and 33 percent support, respectively. "Parents should take away from this the message that their praise and the positive examples they set are very powerful in shaping kids' long-term habits, and rewards can provide extra inspiration for some students to succeed when it comes to report cards," said Janie Schiltz, of Northwestern Mutual. Praise and rewards often work hand-in-hand. For adults in the workforce, paychecks and performance bonuses are great motivators, but praise and encouragement are also important parts of job satisfaction and can be drivers for good performance. 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