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Coffee chat

Alexandria Mayor Bill Rachford will be in the council chambers of the city building, 8236 W. Main St., ready to talk with whoever comes in the door between 10 a.m. and noon Saturday, Feb. 5. Rachford said he’ll have hot coffee at the ready and people can come and talk to him about whatever is on their mind in an informal setting. As long as people keep coming out to chat, the first Saturday coffee meetings will continue, he said.

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Caucus meeting

The Northern Kentucky Legislative Caucus will hold a public comment meeting in conjunction with the 2011 General Assembly Session from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 12, at Northern Kentucky University, at the University Center in the old cafeteria. The event continues the practice of the caucus to invite the public to make comments when the Legislature is meeting. The format for those wishing to speak will require signing in on a first-come, firstserved basis, with the amount of time allotted for each speaker determined by the number of sign-ups.

Recognizing volunteers

A master gardener, a police officer, a summer camp counselor, and members of a Girl Scout troop, fair board, and beef cattle association board share one thing in common by being named outstanding volunteers. The Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service announced the winners of the annual “Outstanding Volunteers” honor at a Monday, Jan. 24 banquet and awards ceremony for their work in 2010. LIFE, B1

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Meeting canceled for 135-acre preserve By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

Managers of the 135-acre Hawthorne Crossing Conservation Area near Alexandria have postponed a Feb. 10 public meeting about their ideas for the property so they can have more time to create a more detailed plan for the property’s resources. Mary Katherine Dickerson, a spokesperson for the Campbell County Conservation District, said they want to create the best resource management plan ideas possible before bringing it to the public, but details including how the public will access the Licking River through the property haven’t been worked out. The conservation district has been advised by the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund to request an extension to submit the resource management plan to the state agency. “The public meeting, it was going to be what we were proposing to the state of what our management will be like for the property, and we will be held to that,” Dickerson said. The state typically grants oneyear extensions, and the conservation district won’t be able to find out at least until April if the extension is officially granted because that’s when the KHLCF board meets next, she said. The conservation district has been working with the Campbell County Fiscal Court and the Campbell Conservancy, its partners on the Hawthorne Crossing property, to create the resource management plan since they partnered to purchase the land in 2008 with an $800,000 state grant. Dickerson said they want to make the right decisions about the property in the final resource management plan to both protect the property and incorporate public access. “In a hundred years when none of us are around, I want someone to say they did a good job with this,” she said. An extension will also allow the

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Mark Leopold, right, an agricultural scientist with Northern Kentucky University Center for Applied Ecology, gives student Natalie Ware some pointers at the Hawthorne Crossing Conservation Area near Alexandria on a January 2011 day for treating honeysuckle bush stumps with herbicide to prevent it from growing back after being cut.

resource management plan to incorporate a new partnership where Northern Kentucky University's Center for Applied Ecology will help control invasive plant species on 44 acres of the Hawthorne Crossing property, Dickerson said. NKU started work in January to eradicate bush honeysuckle on the 44 acres, and will re-establish native plants over the same area, she said. NKU received approval to start the program through the Northern Kentucky Wetland and Stream Restoration Program that is fully funded by developers to compensate for losses of aquatic resources in Northern Kentucky, Dickerson said. When the resource management plan is complete, there will be time

for feedback, and an opportunity for citizens to look at and comment on the plans for Hawthorne Crossing, she said. “And we want them to, because we want to be a good neighbor, and we want our neighbors to be happy,” Dickerson said. Dickerson said the boundary marking of the property has been completed and possible routes for public access to the property are being investigated, but need more evaluation, and grants for the property are being pursued. For information or questions about Hawthorne Crossing property call the Campbell County Conservation District at 635-9587. For more about your community, visit www.nky.com/alexandria

Updates, including tentative start and finish dates for more than a dozen ongoing or upcoming state highway projects in Campbell County, give insight into the scope of roadwork drivers will have to deal with this year and in coming years. The biggest project for 2011, priced at about $26 million, will be work to pave all of Interstate275 through Campbell County and is scheduled for completion by Dec. 1, 2011, said Campbell County Administrator Robert Horine in a report to county mayors Jan. 25. The I-275 work will include a widening of the exit ramps onto the AA Highway in Wilder, he said. “There will be a continuous lane south from I-275 onto the AA Highway southbound with no stopping,” Horine said. A median cable barrier will also be installed all along I-275. The majority of the I-275 work will be during evenings and weekends to minimize delays for people’s work commutes, Horine said. The work will include both directions of I-275, and work to pave Interstate-471 is planned for 2012 so both the roadways aren’t under construction at the same time, he said. “So, I-275 throughout Campbell County is essentially all going to be repaved this year,” Horine said. Horine also announced news and updates on more than 20 proposed or scheduled projects from a list submitted by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Department of Highways District 6. • Construction to widen U.S. 27 in southern Campbell County is expected to be complete by the end of this year, and that will make the highway four lanes almost to the county line with Pendleton County, he said. • The turn lane at Ky. 1998 and Ky. 8 in Silver Grove under construction now will be complete this spring, Horine said. • A sidewalk project is on the state’s agenda for 2011 along U.S. 27 in Southgate. • A right turn lane will be added by spring 2011 on the AA Highway at Rocky View Road in coordination with a water main installation. • The awarding of bids for the John’s Hill Road and University Drive reconstruction project in Highland Heights was delayed from January to February because of right-of-way acquisition issues, and the project will be completed either in 2011 or 2012. • Horine said the project design is almost finished for the Ky. 9 extension from 12th Street in Newport to the Taylor-Southgate Bridge, and the state expects to

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allocated, he said. • A proposed reconstruction of Ky. 547 between the AA Highway and Ky. 10 in Alexandria may be dropped due to a lack of funding, Horine said.

Other 2011 state road paving projects

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has scheduled the following roads for resurfacing projects in 2011: • Fort Thomas Avenue (KY. 1120) from West of Highland Avenue to U.S. 27. • Grandview Avenue (Ky. 445) from U.S. 27 to Ky. 1120. • AA Highway (Ky. 9) from south of Fredrick’s Landing in Wilder to north of Center Street in Wilder. • Nunn Drive and Three Mile Road (Ky. 2238) from U.S. 27 to the I-275 entrance ramp. • Ky. 8 from Williams Lane to Fender Road in the Melbourne and California areas. • Ky. 8 from Painter Road (Ky. 2921) to Smith Road (Ky. 735) in the Menor area. • U.S. 27 from south of Nagel Road to the Pendleton County line. For more about your community, visit www.nky.com/campbellcounty

SD1 states need for sewer rates and we are still arguing for more time,” he said. Proposed rate increase process SD1 was successful in Sanitation District No. 1 of Northern Kentucky has proposed either arguing for the $1.2 billion As Sanitation District No. 1 adaptive watershed approach of Northern Kentucky consid- a rate increase of 9.5 percent, 12.5 percent or 15 percent each year instead of the $3.2 billion traers rate increases, the utility is in fiscal year 2012 and 2013. Using SD1 2s average monthly usage for residential customers of ditional approach that would pressing the story about how have equated to a typical it is lobbying for more cost- 600 cubic feet per month, the current average monthly sewer bill is $30.36 monthly. monthly sewer bill of $350 by conscious federal interpreta• Under option 1 (15 percent): The average 600 HCF (Hundred tions to combat water pollu- Cubic Feet) monthly bill in 2012 will be $34.92, and $40.14 in 2013. 2025, Vatter said. “We said, ‘That’s simply tion problems in addition to • Under option 2 (12.5 percent): The average 600 HCF monthly unaffordable,’ we argued describing how the money bill in 2012 will be $34.14, and $38.40 in 2013. will be used. • Under option 3 (9.5 percent): The average 600 HCF monthly bill against that, and were successful,” he said. The three rate increase pro- in 2012 will be $33.24, and $36.42 in 2013. Prior to the Jan. 27 meetposal options of either 9.5, SD1 2s Board of Directors will meet at the office of SD1, 1045 ing, Mike Apgar, director of 12.5 or 15 percent for each of Eaton Drive, Fort Wright, at 7 p.m. March 22 for final consideration governmental affairs for SD1, the next two years were pre- and approval of the rates and fees for the 2012 and 2013 fiscal spoke to a quarterly meeting sented to the judge-executives years. For information visit SD1 2s website at www.sd1.org. Source: Ron Schmitt Jr., SD1 2s director of finance. of Campbell County mayors of Boone, Campbell and KenJan. 25, about the rate ton counties Jan. 19. SD1 has increases. also taken its need for the rate increases ing. It’s not just that streams and rivers The situation with the region’s sewon the road in a series of three public are muddy, it’s that there are bacteria ers when the SD1 took them over from meetings. Campbell County’s public meeting was Jan. 27, at Campbell Coun- and solid waste in them that impact the most cities and counties in 1994 was that of an outdated system, and growth ty Middle School in Alexandria and a water quality, Vatter said. “And the water we rely upon now is of development in Northern Kentucky total of three residents spoke. Tim Hills, who said he lives around polluted, and we all share a responsibil- over the years was causing more overflows, Apgar said. Cold Spring on the Licking River, said he ity to fix it,” he said. Vatter said if SD1 said “no” to the “It was out of sight and out of mind” enjoys fishing and boating, and in the last two years there’s been a foam and EPA, the area could face fines, and that he said. “And quite frankly, not a strong even things floating in the river that the EPA also has the power to impose a investment was made over the years.” development moratorium on areas and Apgar said SD1 has also implementshouldn’t be there. “It’s about time SD1 took the time has done so in places including Boston ed a multi-faceted strategy to push back and effort to fix the infrastructure tha’s and even in Alexandria, Ky. in the past. against the EPA and ask the U.S. ConThe Alexandria moratorium imposed gress to consider costs to communities been avoided for too long,” Hills said. Sue Reid of Alexandria, one of two in the 1990s was the result of a sewage more when interpreting how to enforce people to argue against the cost of the treatment plant that literally overflowed, the Clean Water Act. Also, SD1 and rates, said she learned some things dur- and wasn’t lifted by the EPA until after other utilities, through he U.S. Confering what she described as a “good” SD1 built the new Eastern Regional ence of Mayors are forcing that cost presentation by SD1, but was concerned Wastewater treatment plant in Alexan- issue with the administration of President Barack Obama, Apgar said. about sewer bills going up because she dria in 2008, he said. Vatter said SD1 argued before sign“Since most (major) U.S. cities are can hardly pay what she owes monthly ing the consent decree in 2005 with the led by Democrats, there’s a good chance now. the administration will listen,” Apgar Brandon Vatter, director of planning EPA about what was being required. “Now, we argued for more time, we said. and design for SD1, showed a presentation with photos of aged sewer pipes said we can’t do this in 20 years and get that have collapsed or cracked and leak- it all done by 2025, and they said no, By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

Counties start regional 911 discussion By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

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911 dispatch services in Campbell County in 2002, and similar concerns over projected expenses is driving a new round of talks about the feasibility of a regional system. Campbell County Judgeexecutive Steve Pendery said a Jan. 26 meeting with the judge-executives of Kenton and Boone counties was the first of what is expected to be many talks about 911 dispatching. With an unfunded federally mandated reduction in radio signal bandwidth termed “nar-

row banding,” agencies have to buy new radios, Pendery said. Dale Edmondson, director of Campbell County Consolidated Dispatch Center in Newport, was brought in as an unofficial adviser during the judges’ first meeting, in part because he’s already been involved with consolidation of 911 services. Edmondson said equipment purchases are also what led Fort Thomas, Newport and Campbell County to start working to consolidate into

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one dispatch agency in 1999, after there had already been more than 10 years of conversation. Emergency service agencies are already taking a hard look at their equipment purchases, and it’s worth a look to consider ways to eliminate some of those purchases by sharing, he said. “Some of those things are going to be expensive for everybody, and probably as a region those things would probably be less of an impact if we work together,” Edmondson said. Increasing and bettering the delivery of services is a common topic of regular meetings of the three judge-executives, and a conversation has started about the potential of 911 services working more efficiently in regional way, said Boone County Judgeexecutive Gary Moore. Moore said 911 dispatching consolidation was an issue he talked to voters about during his re-election campaign. It will be important to involve the public in discussions on the issue, but even more so is to engage the public safety community and involve first responders in the conversation, he said. “The outcome may be that it’s not the thing to do, but I think we owe to our residents in these challenging financial times to evaluate it,” Moore said. Kenton County Judgeexecutive Steve Arlinghaus hopes the judges will have another regional dispatch conversation in three to four weeks. “I think the meeting was very positive. All three judges are clearly interested in moving forward with 911 efforts,” Arlinghaus said. The open-discussion meeting went on for about an hourand-a-half, Arlinghaus said, adding “there’s still a lot to be learned about technical issues and data.” Reporter Regan Coomer contributed.


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SD1 eliminating Silver Grove sewer overflow where children play Eliminating diluted raw sewage that overflows into a wooded area next to a public park in Silver Grove during heavy rains is the primary reason for planned $19-million sewer public health protection project slated to start by the end of the year. Sanitation District No. 1 of Northern Kentucky will build a new “force main line” to protect public health by eliminating the Ash Street Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) in a wooded area next to a Silver Grove park, said Chris Novak, deputy executive director of operations for SD1. The new force main line will start in Silver Grove and go through Camp Springs along Four Mile Road to connect with the Riley Road pump station in Alexandria and convey raw sewage uphill to the agency’s Alexandria treatment plant, Novak said. A CSO is where storm water and sanitary sewage designed to be combined into the same line overflow during wet weather including heavy rains, he said. “It drains in to a real public open area, and it’s a real public health concern,” Novak said. The Ash Street CSO in Silver Grove drains into a wooded area where there are trails near a public park where children have been observed playing, and there is evidence of people riding bikes and four-wheel all terrain vehicles on the trails, he said. Residents and businesses will not be allowed to connect to the new force main because of the risk of the pressure forcing sewage into people’s basements, Novak said. Currently, the existing gravity sewer lines send sewage from the area

around a circuitous route starting in Silver Grove and continuing through the river communities of Dayton, Bellevue, Newport, Covington, Ludlow, Bromley and out to SD1’s Dry Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Villa Hills, he said. Along the way, the sewage, especially during heavy wet weather events, can cause backups and overflows at different points along the route, Novak said. There is an additional overflow at a pump station near the bottom of River Road underneath Interstate275 near Fort Thomas, he said. “The pump station actually overflows out of a bypass during rain,” Novak said. A new pumping station for the force line main project will allow SD1 to pump up to 7 million gallons a day during rain events to the Alexandria treatment plant and eliminate the problem caused by the CSOs along the current route, he said. “It will eliminate about 38 million gallons of overflow a year,” Novak said. The entire project, including the cost of a new pump station, is estimated to cost $19 million, he said. The plan is to start work either in late 2011 or at the beginning of 2012 and will last about 18 months. The line work will likely be done during warm weather, and the pump station is the only reason for the length of time it will take to complete the project, Novak said.

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Property concerns over the construction of the sanitary sewer force main that will follow Four Mile Road through Camp Springs has caused resident Anna Zinkhon to ask her neighbors to come together and share their concerns and questions at a Feb. 23 com-

munity meeting. Zinkhon said the primary driver for the community meeting is to ensure that taxpayer money is saved, and that construction time is well planned and incurs the least amount of hindrance to the agricultural businesses in the area. “We just want to communicate as best we can with SD1,” Zinkhon said. Many people don’t understand what their property rights are, and the neighbors who have experience dealing with things like utility easements are helping the neighbors who don’t have that experience, she said. “It’s just good communication,” Zinkhon said. There has been a lot of surveying done, and the residents want to understand what the design is going to be since it will affect people’s property, yet they won’t be able to tie in to the sewer line being put in, she said. “So, we’re going to be

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of impacted properties will be performed, Novak said. SD1 will be at the Feb. 23 meeting, but it’s been called at a point where routing issues are being worked out with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet because parts go under and next to a state road, he said. Novak said SD1 wants to be able to give people complete answers about how the work will happen and where it will happen, and all those things are still being worked out. For more about your community, visit www.nky.com/campbellcounty

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said. Most people have been concerned about how the construction will impact their property, and SD1 is trying to keep the line in the state right-of-way of the road as much as possible, Novak said. SD1 requires about 30 easements with property owners for the project, and about half of them are already signed, he said. Other people have been concerned about how the construction will impact access to the road, how flagging crews will operate, and about how restoration

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dealing with the inconvenience, and we’re not getting any of the benefits,” Zinkhon said. Zinkhon has been emailing her neighbors and scheduled a community meeting at the firehouse in Camp Springs on Four Mile Road for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23. Novak said that SD1 has already been working with residents impacted along the route of the planned force main individually, and that’s often the best way to approach easements because each property is impacted differently, he

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Students raise money with mulch sale By Amanda Joering Alley ajoering@nky.com

School fundraisers usually involve selling everything from candy bars to magazine subscriptions, but at Newport Central Catholic High School, students are selling mulch. For the second year, the school is holding a spring mulch sale offering black platinum, premium cypress and pine straw mulch. Ed Rawe, a parent of two NCC students who helped start the fundraiser last year, said he got the idea after seeing the success another school had with a mulch sale. “This is just a good opportunity for the school and customers,” Rawe said. “They may have to pay a little more, but we deliver the mulch and they are supporting the school.” The bags of mulch range in price from $4.50 to $7.50 including delivery and from $4 to $7 for pickup. Besides raising money for the

school, the sale is also a contest where students can win cash prizes for being a top seller. Rawe said making the sale a contest helps motivate the students to reach out to their family, friends and neighbors to sell more. Last year one student sold 250 bags, and the school as whole sold nearly 5,000 bags, Rawe said. “We’re hoping that number will grow this year,” Rawe said. “All the profit goes back to the school and helps us keep tuition costs down.” Anyone interested in buying mulch can contact a NCC student, call the school at 292-0001 or visit www.nccmulch.com. Orders will be accepted for contest credits through Friday, March 4, and bags will continue to be sold until they run out after that. Students and parents are encouraged to help with the delivery of the mulch, which will begin Saturday, March 26. For more about your community, visit www.nky.com/newport

March for Life

Newport Central Catholic students Stephanie Hardesty, Christine Ciafardini, Abby Caudill, Danielle Wade, Jennifer Kues, Logan Simons, Kelsey Johnson, Sarah Suedkamp, Paige Piccola, and Becca Hoffman, travelled to Washington D.C., for the annual March for Life. More than 220 NCC students went on the trip.

Tyler Tipton, of California, and a junior at Campbell County High School, squishes two bricks together using mortar as he builds a wall for masonry competition during C.E. McCormick Area Technology Center’s annual local SkillsUSA competition in Alexandria Tuesday, Jan. 25. Top students in the local competition will advance to higher levels of the competition, possibly including the June 19-24 National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City. McCormick has typically sent several students to the national competition in recent years.

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Charles Webb, of Fort Thomas, and a junior at Highlands High School, prepares to perform an electronic engine performance scan as part of an automotive repair competition during for masonry competition during the C.E. McCormick Area Technology Center's annual local SkillsUSA competition in Alexandria Tuesday, Jan. 25.

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Thomas Harmon, a junior at Bellevue High School, measures and pencils in the area where he will saw a board during the carpentry competition at the C.E. McCormick Area Technology Center’s annual local SkillsUSA competition in Alexandria Tuesday, Jan. 25.

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Sam Mefford, of Alexandria, and a junior at Campbell County High School, lifts and turns over a wall piece he is making for the carpentry competition during for masonry competition during C.E. McCormick Area Technology Center’s annual local SkillsUSA competition in Alexandria Tuesday, Jan. 25.

Kevin Wells of California, a senior at Campbell County High School, smothers a brick with mortar during a masonry wallbuilding competition at the C.E. McCormick Area Technology Center’s annual local SkillsUSA competition in Alexandria Tuesday, Jan. 25.

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Kenny Turner of Butler, a junior at Pendleton County High School, removes a car’s front disc brake for the automotive repair competition during C.E. McCormick Area Technology Center’s annual local SkillsUSA competition in Alexandria Tuesday, Jan. 25.

COLLEGE CORNER Transylvania dean’s list

Six Campbell County residents and Transylvania University students have been named to the Dean’s List for the 2010 fall term. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average during the term. • Junior Joshua Travis, an English major, is the son of Lawrence and Catherine Travis of Alexandria.

• First-year student Emmalyne Wyatt is the daughter of James and Angela Wyatt of Alexandria. • First-year student Eugenia Wyatt is the daughter of James and Angela Wyatt of Alexandria. • First-year student Stephen Kowolonek is the son of Steve and Shonda Kowolonek of Fort Thomas. • Junior Gregory McGraw, an exercise science major, is the son of

Michael and Melissa McGraw of Fort Thomas. • First-year student Alicia Reinersman is the daughter of William and Dawn Reinersman of Silver Grove. Transylvania, founded in 1780, is the nation’s sixteenth oldest institution of higher learning and is consistently ranked in national publications as one of the top liberal arts

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EKU graduates

The following local students graduated from Eastern Kentucky University on Dec. 18: Kelly Horner of Newport, bachelor of science in elementary education teaching; Jennifer Kaufman of Cold Spring, bachelor of science in special education teaching; Brittany

Klosterman of Bellevue, bachelor of science in elementary education teaching; Emily Bankemper of Alexandria, bachelor of science degree in elementary education teaching; and Michael Martin of Fort Thomas, bachelor of science degree in business and marketing educational teaching.


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The week at Campbell

• The Campbell County boys basketball team beat Harrison County 70-53, Jan. 18. Campbell’s top-scorer was Nate McGovney with 19 points. On Jan. 21, Campbell County beat Holmes 70-69 in overtime. Campbell was led by Nate Losey with 21 points. • The Campbell County girls basketball team beat Bracken County 62-41, Jan. 24. Campbell’s top-scorer was Katilin Siegmundt with 14 points. In girls basketball, Campbell County beat Scott 57-47, Jan. 18. Campbell’s top-scorer was Taylor Griffin with 15 points. On Jan. 22, Campbell County lost 55-49 to Harrison County. Campbell’s top-scorer was Taylor Griffin with 12 points. • In wrestling, Ryle beat Campbell County 49-17, Jan. 19. Campbell’s Yenter pinned D. Pruett in 3 minutes, 45 seconds; Collins beat Meiman in a 17-7 major decision; Bachman beat Stephens in a 15-4 major decision; and Franck beat Williamson 9-2. Also on Jan. 19, Campbell County beat Withrow 44-31. Campbell’s Maggard won by forfeit; Yenter pinned Underwood in 3 minutes, 5 seconds; Fausz pinned Harkness in 2 minutes, 53 seconds; Fryer pinned Snow in 1 minute, 21 seconds; Hamilton won by forfeit; Collins beat Tombs in a 161 technical fall; Bachman pinned Nelson in 1 minute, 45 seconds; and Statmiller beat Isaac 10-9. • In boys swimming, Campbell placed 10th with a score of 32 in the NKAC Championships, Jan. 22. • In girls swimming, Campbell County placed 13th with a score of 17 in the NKAC Championships, Jan. 22.

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The week at Brossart

• The Bishop Brossart girls basketball team beat Holy Cross 62-54, Jan. 18. Brossart was led by Becca Kidney with 20 points. On Jan. 21, Brossart beat Mason County 54-47. Hartig led Brossart with 14 points. • In boys basketball, Brossart beat St. Patrick 73-38, Jan. 14. Brossart’s top-scorer was Joe Jennings with 16 points.

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Here are the updated district and conference standings for local basketball teams through Jan. 29: 36th boys: NewCath 3-0, Bellevue 1-1, Dayton 1-1, Highlands 1-1, Newport 0-3. The district tournament is unseeded. 36th girls: NewCath 2-0, Bellevue 3-2, Dayton 3-3, Newport 1-4, Highlands 1-1. The district tourney is unseeded. 37th boys: Scott 2-0, Campbell County 3-1, Bishop Brossart 2-1, Calvary 1-3, Silver Grove 0-3. Upcoming: Feb. 7, SG at Scott; Feb. 9, Scott at Brossart; Feb. 15, Calvary at SG. 37th girls: Campbell County 4-0, Scott 3-1, Brossart 2-2. Silver Grove 1-3, Calvary 0-4. Upcoming: Feb. 15, Calvary at Silver Grove.

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Mustangs edge ’Breds in All ‘A’ tuneup By James Weber

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The boys basketball teams at Bishop Brossart and Newport Central Catholic could meet in the championship game of the All “A” Classic state tournament. If they do, it will be hard to match the drama they produced Jan. 28 when they had their regularly scheduled meeting at the “SyDome,” a.k.a. Brossart’s home Seither Center gym in Alexandria. The teams played in front of a packed house, which included several recent former players like Hanover freshmen hoops teammates Grant Pangallo (NCC) and Jacob Rieger (Brossart). They watched Brossart rally from 13 points down in the fourth quarter to beat NewCath 49-42 in overtime. Brossart improved to 11-6 and NewCath is 12-5. “This is the loudest I’ve ever heard the gym,” Brossart junior guard Zach Fardo said. “It was a great experience.” The game was a key conference battle in Division II of the Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference. Both teams left the gym with one defeat. Holmes, a new D-II member this year, has zero. The immediate implications on the All “A” state title were the most important. “It’s obviously a big boost because they’re one of the teams to beat in the entire thing,” Brossart head coach Mike Code said. “It’s a good experience for our kids.

The week at NewCath

• The Newport Central Catholic boys basketball team beat Highlands 45-29, Jan. 25. NewCath’s top-scorer was Jake Giesler with 19 points. Highlands was led by Ryan Egan with 11 points. • The Newport Central Catholic girls basketball team beat Mason County 65-52, Jan. 22. NewCath’s top-scorer was Kiley Bartels with 21 points. Newport Central Catholic beat Walton-Verona 54-36, Jan. 25. NewCath’s top-scorer was Hannah Thiem with 15 points.

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The two boys teams are on opposite sides of the bracket and wouldn’t meet until the final. NewCath (14-5) will play Edmonston County (11-6) 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, in the fourth game of the day in the boys tourney. NewCath’s half of the bracket is filled with All “A” state veterans. In the second round, NCC would face either University Heights or Hazard 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4. The other teams in the bracket are Louisville Christian, Lexington Christian, DeSales and Bardstown. Brossart (11-6) plays West Carter (14-5) 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3. Brossart would play 9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, against either Gallatin County or Betsy Layne. Potential semifinal opponents are Metcalfe County, Danville, Heath and Barbourville. Semifinals are 1 and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, and the final is 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6. The NewCath girls play Saint Patrick (8-10) 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. With a win, NCC would play Walton-Verona or Danville 11:30 a.m. Friday. NCC would play the second semifinal 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Potential opponents are Monroe County, West Carter, Sheldon Clark and Ballard Memorial. The final is 12:30 p.m. Sunday. See more Recorder sports coverage at www.cincinnati.com/blogs/presspreps

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Bishop Brossart junior Zach Fardo celebrates a key play in Brossart’s 49-42 boys basketball win over Newport Central Catholic Jan. 28 at Brossart’s Seither Center in Alexandria. They’ve worked really hard all year and it’s nice to see them get rewarded with a win over a quality opponent. NewCath is a legit top 20 team in the state.” NewCath led 35-22 after its first possession in the fourth quarter, then had trouble hanging on to the ball. Brossart went on a 16-1 run to take a two-point lead at 38-36. Guard Nate Verst started the run with a threepointer. He tied the game at 36 by sinking a trey from the baseline with three minutes to play. Verst then made a layup off a high-low pass from junior center Joe Jennings for the

lead. Verst scored all 10 of his points in the fourth quarter and OT. As the Brossart student section liked to remind their NewCath counterparts: “He’s a freshman!” “He’s made a big shot here and there, but nothing of this magnitude,” Code said. NewCath senior center Jake Giesler made two free throws to tie the game with 1:12 left. Giesler then missed a running layup at the buzzer to send the game to a fourminute extra period. Fardo hit a three-pointer in the OT to give Brossart the lead for good, 43-40.

Verst converted a layup with 30 seconds left to make it 45-42. Giesler missed a three-pointer, and Brossart made four straight foul shots to put it away. “It’s really how we practice,” Fardo said. “We practice every day hard. We never gave up. It means a lot. Every time you go into a rivalry, you know it’s going to be good.” Fardo led all scorers with 21 points. Justin Saunders had eight. “Zach has had an excellent two weeks,” Code said. “He’s getting more offensiveminded. He’s expanding what he can do, and it’s crucial for this team.” Code credited Jennings, a 6-foot-8 junior center, with solid defense on the 6-7 Giesler, one of the frontrunners for Ninth Region Player of the Year. Giesler had 15

points. “Joe did a good job of slowing him down,” Code said. “You consider where he came from, a guy on JV averaging a point a game last year, to where he has become a pretty good varsity player in a short amount of time. That excites us for the future.” The loss snapped a sixgame winning streak for the Thoroughbreds. “It was a tough environment,” NCC head coach Grant Brannen said. “We made a couple of mistakes, but give credit to Brossart. They took the momentum and hit some shots. We’ve got to fight through adversity. We kind of lost our cool, but we’ll be all right.” See more sports coverage at www.cincinnati.com/ blogs/presspreps

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Campbell County High School’s Nate Losey (24) blocks a layup by Scott basketball player Cameron Haynes (2) at Scott High School Jan. 25. Scott won 73-66 in a key 37th District seeding game.

Notre Dame’s Chandler Clark, left, battles Campbell County’s Megan Rauch and Kaitlin Siegmundt (33) for the ball during their girls basketball game Jan. 26. Notre Dame won 52-45.

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NKU picks up key home league wins By James Weber jweber@nky.com

After picking up a pair of key home wins, the Northern Kentucky University men’s basketball team is ready for a tough homestretch. NKU is 16-4 and 9-3 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference after beating Illinois-Springfield 99-86 Jan. 29 at NKU’s home arena, the Bank of Kentucky Center in Highland Heights. NKU plays at Missouri S&T and Drury, then hosts Kentucky Wesleyan (Feb. 10) and Bellarmine (Feb. 12) in its final two home games. NKU’s last five games are against teams with a 14-5 record or better. Bellarmine is 19-1, 12-0. “Every team has been ranked nationally and regionally, so we have to bring our ‘A’ game down the stretch,” NKU head coach David Bezold said. The Jan 29 win featured season highs in points from senior guard Dennis Gagai (19), junior guard Jon Van Hoose (19) and sophomore forward Erik Stenger (12). NKU hit 14 three-

pointers. Stenger (Cleves/St. Xavier), is one of several Greater Cincinnatians on the team, including starting guard Tony Rack (Moeller), junior guard Mike Hester (Simon Kenton), sophomore forward Corey Sorrell (Walton/Holy Cross), sophomore guard Mitch Shover (Covington Catholic) and starting senior forward Chris Knight (Withrow). “Today I felt like we had a lot more energy and that showed in our offensive performance,” Bezold said. “We’ve been playing defense really well and we’ve had good bench production. If we have starters struggling, we have guys who can come in and pick it up.” Stenger’s size is key to the NKU’s inside game. He has been starting recently. NKU has six Division I transfers, including 6-foot-3 guard Malcolm Eleby, a St. Bonaventure transfer who leads the team in points, assists and rebounds. He had nine points and six assists against UIS, but also eight turnovers. “He tries to do too much some-

times,” Bezold said. “He just wants to play so perfect and that’s not going to happen. He’s been a big catalyst for us and our record.” Senior guard Josh Tabb, a University of Tennessee transplant, and junior forward Bobby Shannon averaged more than 11 points a game. Knight averages 10 points a game. The NKU women’s team is 14-6 and 8-4 in league play after beating UIS 75-45. The win was NKU’s second in a row after a three-game losing streak. Junior guard Casse Mogan averages 17 points a game to lead the way. Junior forward Sadie Bowling posts 10 points a game. Sophomore guard Jaimie Hamlet (Glen Este) is the third-leading scorer. Junior Stephanie Hodges (Conner) and sophomore Shanece Miller (Anderson) average more than 15 minutes a game off the bench. NKU is tied with Southern Indiana for leadership in the GLVC East. They will meet in the regular season finale Feb. 19 in Evansville. See more sports coverage at www.cincinnati.com/blogs/presspreps.

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NKU sophomore Erik Stenger (St. Xavier) shoots during NKU’s 99-86 home win over Illinois-Springfield Jan. 29 at the Bank of Kentucky Center.


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“A well deserved grade of Fminus. I would not vote for this incompetent poseur if he were the only candidate running!” J.G. “I would give him a ‘D’ and no, I would not vote for him in 2012. “He gets a ‘D’ because while I think his economic policies, in particular his borrowing and spending, have put the country’s finances in a very precarious position he is sincere about his policies and believes in them. “I just think he is very, very wrong.” T.H. “F. No.”

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“What grade would I give Barack Obama for his first two years in office? F minus. “He is adept at exceeding the limitations of government and interfering where he has no business. “And while I give him credit for being ‘intelligent’ in a way he is totally incompetent to be the chief executive – but he loves to bask in the limelight, which is one of the reasons I flunk him. I can’t stand arrogance. “Do I plan to vote for him in 2012? Are you kidding? Not in a million years.” Bill B. “I would grade President Obama an F. He has not helped our county. “No good things have happened internally and much worse worldwide, people have really been affected by his administration. The health care plan is crazy.” E.S. “I would give President Obama a ‘D’ for his first two years in office. However, I would give him an ‘A’ for his campaign. “His mastery of rhetoric in combination with use of technology to access the masses (even those who would not ordinarily participate), along with taking advantage of the public’s poor perceptions of other parties’ candidates got him elected. “He knows how to ‘talk the talk’ but doesn’t ‘walk the walk.’ I saw through it back in ‘08 and continue to do so. I will not vote for him in ‘12.” C.P. Although I tend to lean a bit towards the liberal side of the fence, I try to remain fairly openminded politically. “I think President Obama has done a decent job of implementing many of the changes on which he ran for office. Despite being handed an economic nightmare in the wake of the prior administration’s (and, yes, even some of that passed down from earlier ones, too) horrific shortcomings, Obama has managed to stabilize job losses, stem the real estate decline and even push through the start of a new health care program aimed at helping the uninsured. “I would give him a ‘B’ overall – no president is perfect and none has ever been able to deliver anywhere near all of their campaign promises. “Since the GOP has not produced any solid ideas for turning our economy around any faster or any better than has the current

What do you remember about the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion in January 1986 or the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster in February 2003? Send your answer to “mshaw@nky.com” with Chatroom in the subject line. administration I will definitely vote for Obama again in the next election (especially if someone like Sarah Palin or Michelle Bachman is running against him – heaven help us all!). “What we desperately need to do now is let middle-class Americans have the greatest tax break so they can get back on their feet financially so we can begin to develop ‘real’ new sources of jobs, get the real estate market moving again and put a stop once and for all of big banks and Wall Street milking the American economy for every nickel on which it can get its greedy hands. If I hear of one more big bank exec getting a huge bonus after being bailed out by us, the average American taxpayer, I’ll be sick for sure! “’Nuff said ...” M.M.

“In my opinion the grade on Obama’s first two years is a resounding ‘F’; however, throughout my life – from Mama’s knee to my husband’s arm, from childhood to adulthood – I’ve learned that the office of the president of the United States of America should be given respect. “Hence, the best I can give him is a ‘D’ for being the ‘leader of the free world’ and knowing where the teleprompters are placed. “Also he should have a point or two for siring two adorable daughters and for seemingly caring alot for his sweet dog, Bo. Plan to vote for him in 2012? You jest, of course!” C.W.

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It is interesting to listen to a group of people who like to call themselves the “tea party” argue for the “freedom” of Kentuckians to not only kill themselves by smoking, but the “freedom” to endanger the lives of innocent men and women who must work in smoking restaurants and bars to feed their families, and the children who must go to smoking restaurants and bars because that’s where their smoking parents take them. It is also puzzling that this group of people, who oppose taxes and health care reform, are willing to force all Kentuckians to pay the

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‘Ask and ye shall receive’ verse lost on state leaders I’ve never claimed to have all the answers, but I do have many questions about the world. Some involve personal annoyances: Why do so many people who go to Wal-Mart enter through the “Exit” doors and exit through the doors clearly marked “Enter?" Why is it that so many gas stations now require you to prepay at the pump with your credit card, but then still make you go inside to get the receipt? Why is that so many restaurant servers wait until you have a mouth full of food to ask you: “How is everything?” And why is it that servers ask you how everything is before you even have a chance to take a bite and find out? Others cause my Facebook readers to ponder deeper issues: Why is it that “friends” and associates often will empathize and be “with you” when you are down and constantly growl about how bad things are but become jealous – even meanspirited – if you express joy at the glass half full? One of my Facebook friends reminded me that such envy is “amazingly ugly,” which describes the re-distributionists who resent the successful and capitalism in general and want to turn us into a groveling, entitlement-minded people. If you want to know what their world looks like, take a look at what’s happened to our economy during the past decade. It’s been run into the ground by pork

barrel spending and a failure to address the hard issues. This leads me to questions about Kentucky’s political leadership. Jim Waters So, for labor and politiCommunity bosses cians: Since you Recorder have made your guest opposition to parcolumnist ents having the freedom to send children to public charter schools – which are improving education in other states – what plans do you have to rescue more than 10,000 students currently behind educational bars in Kentucky’s Tier 5 failing schools? And a question for Gov. Steve Beshear, who recently proposed raiding $167 million from next year’s Medicaid budget to pay for the government program’s deficit this year. He said the shell game would allow the state to take advantage of federal stimulus money. Isn’t that just putting off the inevitable – delaying tough decisions about cuts and changes that eventually will arrive? Hmmm ... that brings to mind other questions: Could the governor be thinking more about his political future by delaying hard decisions until after this year’s gubernatorial campaign? He wouldn’t do that, would he?

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“Extremely pleased with President Obama. Will absolutely vote for him in 2012. “He has accomplished so much in his first two years of service. He has brought back honesty and integrity to the office of the president of the U.S. We should all be proud. L.A.R. “F! Two years ago Obama told us ‘Give me the trillion dollar stimulus package or unemployment will go up to 8 percent.’ He got his stimulus package and unemployment went up to 10 percent! “For two years he’s told us ‘The stimulus is working’ even though unemployment is currently at 9.6 percent. “The backbone of the Obama administration has been BOB, Blame it On Bush. “Candidate Obama promised all legislation will be online 5 days before it’s voted upon and it will be covered on CSPAN for the benefit of the people. The Obama-Care debacle demonstrated how he lied and that he is unable to control his own party. “He has repeatedly humiliated America around the world, most notably by lecturing Germany’s Angela Merkel that her handling of the financial crisis was wrong. Two years later Germany has emerged from that crisis while Obama is too proud and arrogant to learn a lesson from her. “Will I vote for him? I doubt if Joe Biden will vote for him.” R.V.

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Meanwhile, questions abound about House Bill 193 sponsored by Rep. Susan Westrom, D-Lexington, which would establish a statewide, government-imposed smoking ban on privately owned businesses in the commonwealth: • The bill lists “sole proprietorship” among the categories of regulated businesses. Why should we believe that this won’t lead local health department bureaucrats to trample upon privately owned property and fine a farmer (sole proprietor) for smoking a cigarette in his tobacco field? • Will it be considered discrimination if a business refuses to hire someone because they smoke – just as it would be if a business refused to hire a physically disabled job candidate? • The Ohio Department of Health reported that the Buckeye State has spent more than $3.2 million identifying businesses violating the statewide smoking ban, which went into effect in 2007. Yet, the state only collected $400,000 of the $1.2 million in fines levied. Why should Kentucky taxpayers believe that House Bill 193 won’t add to the state’s faltering fiscal health, as well as trample on private property rights and civil liberties? Jim Waters is vice president of policy and communications for the Bluegrass Institute, Kentucky’s free-market think tank.

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Spirit of volunteerism honored By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

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From left: Friends Sylvia Kelly of Highland Heights, Mary Anne Nienaber of Newport, Ginny Burkart of Fort Thomas, Ruth Whitehead of Wilder, Margaret Stenger of Cold Spring and Marian Burkart of Florence pose for a picture at the Northern Kentucky Senior Games - Winter Edition.

Group of friends have fun showing off their ‘hattitude’ By Amanda Joering Alley ajoering@nky.com

For about two years, red hats and purple outfits have been a way of life for a group of Northern Kentucky women. The T.C. Hattitudes, a group of 16 women ages 65 to 80, have been going to events, luncheons and going on trips together after several of them met through a Town & Country Sports and Health Club water aerobics class. “We would go swimming together at Town & Country, and soon, we became good friends,” said Ginny Burkart of Fort Thomas. “We are all red-hatters.” Red-hatters are women that belong to the international Red Hat Society, a global society for women over 50. Wilder resident Ruth

Whitehead, the “queen” of the group, said several members used to be part of other groups that disintegrated over time. “We had such a good time in the other groups that we wanted to keep it going, so we started our own group,” Whitehead said. The group started meeting about once a month and going to several events together, including the Northern Kentucky Senior Games, which several members attended Jan. 27. “Vice-queen” Sylvia Kelly of Highland Heights, said the group is full of great women who like to get out and have a good time. “It’s really about the camaraderie,” Kelly said. “When we get together, we go all out with our hats and outfits and wear lots of bling and just have fun.”

Departments to collaborate on citizen’s police academy By Amanda Joering Alley ajoering@nky.com

Police departments throughout Campbell County are pulling their resources and working together to plan the first county-wide citizen’s police academy. Members of several departments are meeting now to plan the curriculum for the academy, which is being planned for this spring. Lieutenant Rich Whitford from the Fort Thomas Police Department said the departments have always worked well together on other things and this is just another way to get everyone involved. “This is just another way we’re trying to take a regional approach,” Whitford said. “With small budgets, a lot of departments are having to do a lot more with less.” Chief Ed Burke of the Cold Spring Police Department said he feels the county-wide academy is a good idea because different AUTO

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departments may have experts in certain areas that other departments don’t have, and he hopes this will help get more citizens involved. Burke said in the past, Cold Spring has tried to put on an academy, but didn’t get enough applicants. “By working together we get a wider pool of instructors and a wider, more diverse group of recruits,” Burke said. Whitford said participants will visit the different departments learning about a variety of facets of law enforcement throughout the academy, which will be held during three-hour sessions, once a week for several weeks. By each department presenting a specific topic, the academy will be able to provide even better training for residents, Whitford said. How long the academy will last and when it starts is still being determined, but citizens can contact their local departments for more information, Whitford said. |

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Winners of the Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service’s Volunteer of the Year awards for work done in 2010 pose for a group photo during the Jan. 24 awards ceremony banquet at the extension service’s Highland Heights office. ter gardener. Korpik regularly volunteers at the Lakeside Commons Educational Gardens in Highland Heights, and no matter the weather, is there on his regular volunteer day working in the vegetable garden in particular. Korpik is also board member on the Alexandria Fire District Board of Trustees, and serves as the chaplain for the Alexandria Police Department. Ray Kues of Camp Springs was selected as the 4-H Outstanding Volunteer of the Year. Kues, a biology teacher at Bishop Brossart High School, said he was not able to accept the award in person because he was in Washington, D.C. with 48 students and two other adults as part of the “March for Life.” It’s for Kues’ work with children at summer camp that earned him the award. He’s volunteered at the annual 4-H summer camp for six years, and has been in charge of leading groups of campers ages 1214. Kues has a campfire every night and gives the campers responsibilities. Being at camp brings back memories of when he was a child at the Marydale camp in Erlanger, Kues said. “I just love the experience of it,” Kues said. “It just reinforces how important it is for kids to go to camp and enjoy themselves, because in the fast pace of society today, a lot of kids don’t get that opportunity. ”

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Cold Spring Police Department Sgt. Brian Messer accepts his Outstanding Volunteer award from Family and Consumer Science agent Kate Vaught during a Jan. 24 ceremony at the Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service office in Highland Heights.

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• The Campbell County Beef Association won the Agriculture and Natural Resources Volunteer of the Year Award as a group in recognition for meeting twice a month or more to come up with the guidelines for the new farmer-owned cooperative marketing freezer beef direct to consumers. Members of the board members include Steve Martin, Vince Rawe, Steve Martin, Rob Krift, Ron McCormick, Bryon Messmer and Rock Grogan. • Girl Scouts of America Troop 281, a group of 16

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Jim Korpik of Alexandria shakes hand with David Koester, extension agent for horticulture, during the Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service’s annual Outstanding Volunteer awards ceremony at the Highland Heights office Monday, Jan. 24.

girls led by Jennifer Heiert and Wendy Guevara out of Reiley Elementary School in Alexandria and Grant’s Lick Elementary School, won the Outstanding Volunteers for Natural Resources and Environmental Management. The members of Troop 281 built a rain garden filled with native trees, shrubs and wildflowers at the Campbell County Environmental Education Center in 2010. • The Campbell County Agricultural Society (also known as the Alexandria Fair Board) won the the Outstanding Extension Volunteer for Community and Economic Development. The all-volunteer fair board was honored for providing, “the community with fun and educational activities

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Campbell County Cooperative Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources Don Sorrell, left, presents Steve Martin of California with the Agriculture and Natural Resources Volunteer of the Year Award recognizing the entire Campbell County Beef Association Board of Directors with the award. Other board members include Vince Rawe, Steve Martin, Rob Krift, Ron McCormick, Bryon Messmer and Rock Grogan. during Labor Day weekend,” during the last 154 years, according to an extension service newsletter about the awards. Representing the fair board to receive the award four of the board’s current officers: Doug Carmack, president since 2004; Byron Farley, vice president since 2007; Sally McNichols, secretary since 1996; and Rick Fugate, treasurer since 2004. For more about your community, visit www. nky.com/campbellcounty

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Campbell County Cooperative Extension agents for 4-H Youth Development Owen Primm, left, and Sherri L. Farley, third from left, and Sherri Broderick, far right, present Jackie Kues, second from left, with her husband Ray’s Outstanding Volunteer of the Year award for 4-H during the Jan. 24 award ceremony at the extension office in Highland Heights.

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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD F R I D A Y, F E B . 4

ART EXHIBITS

First Friday Gallery Hop, 6-10 p.m., Covington Arts District, Madison Avenue, Pike Street and MainStrasse Villag, First Friday of every month. Covington’s galleries, restaurants and other venues open late for original artwork viewing. Free. 859-292-2322. Covington. Isolation & Togetherness, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Works by Matthew Andrews, Dominic Sansone, Mallory Felktz, Marcia Alscher, Alan Grizzell, Patrick Meier, Sherman Cahal and Janie Marino. Free. Through Feb. 18. 859-957-1940; www.thecarnegie.com. Covington.

COMMUNITY DANCE

Friday Night Ballroom Dance, 8-10 p.m., Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, Group lesson 8-8:30 p.m. DJ dance to multiple styles of ballroom dance music begins 8:30-10 p.m. Family friendly. $5. 859-2912300. Covington.

EDUCATION

AARP Tax-Aide, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Middle and low-income taxpayers are eligible for tax preparation service. Those with complex tax returns advised to seek professional assistance. Free. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665; www.bcpl.org. Burlington.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

Jo Koy, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Ages 18 and up. Special engagement. No coupons or passes accepted. $22. 859957-2000; www.funnyboneonthelevee.com. Newport. Dysfunctional Comedy Tour, 8 p.m., Keefer’s Irish Pub, 902 Madison Ave., With comedians Michael Rudolph, Kim Sherwood, Larry Love, Jay Armstrong, Marc Sester and Rob Wilfong. $5. 859-261-5333. Covington.

ON STAGE - THEATER

The Odd Couple, 7:30 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Neurotic neat freak Felix Ungar and slovenly sportswriter Oscar Madison have almost nothing in common, except being divorced, dysfunctionally sharing one New York apartment. $15-$19. Through Feb. 13. 859-957-1940; www.thecarnegie.com. Covington. Twelve Angry Men, 8 p.m., Monmouth Theatre, 636 Monmouth St., Play by Reginald Rose adapted by Shermen Sergel. Directed by Jim Waldfogle, produced by Dee Dunn. $12, $10 students and seniors. Presented by Wyoming Players. Through Feb. 5. 513588-4910; www.wyomingplayers.com. Newport. Blithe Spirit, 8 p.m., Stained Glass Theatre, 802 York St., Noel Coward classic. Newly married novelist takes part in seance in order to drum up new material for himself. But soon he is tormented by the ghost of his dead first wife. $20. Presented by Footlighters Inc. Through Feb. 5. 513-474-8711; www.footlighters.org. Newport.

SPORTS

Winter/Spring Meet, 5:30 p.m., Turfway Park, 7500 Turfway Road, Free, except March 26. 859-371-0200; www.turfway.com. Florence.

FOOD & DRINK

Wine Tasting, 4-8 p.m., D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Covington, 670 W. Third St., Free. 859-291-2550; www.depsfinewine.com. Covington. Wine Tasting, 4-8 p.m., D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Fort Thomas, 90 W. Alexandria Pike, Free. 859-781-8105; www.depsfinewine.com. Fort Thomas. Wine Tasting, 5-9 p.m., StoneBrook Winery, 6570 Vineyard Lane, $5. 859-635-0111; www.stonebrookwinery.com. Camp Springs. Wine Tasting, 4-8 p.m., The Liquor Cabinet, 1990 North Bend Road, Free. 859-5869270. Hebron. Wine Tasting, 5-9 p.m., Camp Springs Vineyard, 6685 Four Mile Road, $1. 859-4480253. Camp Springs.

KARAOKE & OPEN MIC

YOUTH SPORTS

Baseball Yardie, 5-6 p.m., At The Yard Baseball Training Center, 330 Weaver Road, Weekly through Feb. 25. Jake Shaffer teaches baseball mechanics for hitting, pitching and fielding. Grades K-5. $100. Registration required. 859-647-7400; www.atybtc.com. Florence. Softball Yardie, 7-8 p.m., At The Yard Baseball Training Center, 330 Weaver Road, Weekly through Feb. 25. Sarah Gronefeld teaches softball mechanics for hitting, pitching and fielding. Grades K-5. $80. Registration required. 859-647-7400; www.atybtc.com. Florence. S A T U R D A Y, F E B . 5

BUSINESS SEMINARS

Gallery Opening Night Party, 9:30 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Parlour. Music by K Frey, Goodnight Noises and the Honeycutters. Doors open 8 p.m. Free. 859431-2201; www.southgatehouse.com. Newport.

SCORE Seminar: Starting and Nurturing Your Business, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Center, 300 Buttermilk Pike, Suite 330, Learn to create a business plan, determine the market for your product, use marketing tools, define and penetrate your market, price your product or service, select the entity for your business, obtain financing, schedule events and milestones, hire professional help and keep financial records. $40. Presented by Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. 859-426-3651; bit.ly/i0mFnt. Fort Mitchell.

MUSIC - COUNTRY

COMMUNITY DANCE

Karaoke, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Oakbrook Cafe, 6072 Limaburg Road, Presented by Lipsmackers Karaoke. 859-814-1250; www.facebook.com/pages/LipsmackersKaraoke/170169989677712. Burlington.

MUSIC - CONCERTS

Whiskey Creek, 10 p.m., Peecox II, 12200 Madison Pike, 859-356-1440; www.peecox.com. Independence. The Tin Hearts, 9 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Juney’s Lounge. Modern Americana music by five-piece band. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-431-2201; www.southgatehouse.com. Newport.

MUSIC - ROCK

Just Us, 10 p.m., Peecox, 635 Donaldson Highway, 859-342-7000; www.peecox.com. Erlanger. Pop Empire, 9:30 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Ballroom. With Sacred Spirits, We Are Hex and the Kickaways. Doors open 8:30 p.m. $8 ages 18-20; $5 ages 21 and up. 859-431-2201. Newport.

Tango Dance Party, 8:30-11:30 p.m., Step-NOut Studio, 721 Madison Road, Social Tango dancing. Bring appetizer or wine to share. Ages 18 and up. $10. 859-291-2300; www.stepnoutstudio.com. Covington.

EXERCISE CLASSES

Zumba Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, Latin dance fitness party. First class free. Packages available. Family friendly. $30 per month for unlimited classes; $10 drop-in, $5 class punch cards. 859-291-2300. Covington.

FOOD & DRINK

Wine Tasting, 1-6 p.m., StoneBrook Winery, $5. 859-635-0111; www.stonebrookwinery.com. Camp Springs.

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HEALTH / WELLNESS

How Healthy Are You?, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Hopeful Lutheran Church, 6430 Hopeful Church Road, Information on state-of-the-art German technology used to measure and analyze body energy through the hand. With Vicki Richter, certified biopulsar biofeedback analyst. Benefits Hopeful Lutheran Church. Ages 18 and up. $20. Reservations required. Presented by Natural Healing 4 You. 513218-1493; www.naturalhealing4you.net. Florence.

HOLIDAY - MARDI GRAS

The Voodoo Carnival: A Mardi Gras Masquerade, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Doors open 8 p.m. Performances by Queen City Cabaret, Pickled Bros. Sideshow, Robin Marks Magic, Zahara’s Tangled Web and Switchblade Syndicate. Includes belly dancers, magic, beads and prizes. $15, $10 advance. 859-4312201; www.ticketweb.com. Newport.

KARAOKE & OPEN MIC

Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Super Bowl Bellewood, 1211 Waterworks Road, $12 buckets, $3 domestics and $2 jello shots. With DJ Chill Will. No cover. Presented by Super Bowl. 859-781-1211; www.superbowlnky.com. Newport.

MUSIC - BIG BAND

Swingtime Big Band, 7:30-11 p.m., York St. Cafe, 738 York St., 859-261-9675; www.swingtimebigband.com. Newport.

MUSIC - COUNTRY

Coralee and the Townies, 9 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Juney’s Lounge. Soulful, blues-influenced honky tonk music. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-431-2201; www.southgatehouse.com. Newport. Cross-Tie, 10 p.m., Peecox II, 12200 Madison Pike, 859-356-1440; www.peecox.com. Independence. Girls, Guns & Glory, 9:30 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Parlour. Doors open 8:30 p.m. Country/Americana music. $8 ages 18-20, $5 ages 21 and up. 859-4312201; www.southgatehouse.com. Newport.

YOUTH SPORTS

Softball Gamer Advanced Fundamentals, 12:30-1:30 p.m., At The Yard Baseball Training Center, 330 Weaver Road, Weekly through Feb. 26. Sarah Gronefeld teaches softball advanced fundamentals including hitting, pitching and fielding. Grades 6-8. $80. Registration required. 859-647-7400. Florence. Softball Grinder Advanced Fundamentals, 1:30-2:30 p.m., At The Yard Baseball Training Center, 330 Weaver Road, Weekly through Feb. 26. Sarah Gronefeld teaches softball advanced fundamentals including hitting, pitching and fielding. Grades 9-12. $80. Registration required. 859-647-7400; www.atybtc.com. Florence. Softball Gamer Hitting Class, 2:30-3:30 p.m., At The Yard Baseball Training Center, 330 Weaver Road, Weekly through Feb. 26. Sarah Gronefeld teaches mechanics of hitting. Grades 6-8. $80. Registration required. 859-647-7400; www.atybtc.com. Florence. Softball Grinder Hitting Class, 3:30-4:30 p.m., At The Yard Baseball Training Center, 330 Weaver Road, Weekly through Feb. 26. Sarah Gronefeld teaches mechanics of hitting. Grades 9-12. $80. Registration required. 859-647-7400; www.atybtc.com. Florence. S U N D A Y, F E B . 6

BENEFITS

Kathy Luschek Memorial Super Bowl Party, 5:30 p.m., Alexandria Community Center, 8236 W Main St., Drinks, food and game on giant screen. Benefits Bishop Brossart High School baseball program. $40 couples, $25. Presented by Bishop Brossart High School. 859-635-2108, ext. 128; www.bishopbrossart.org. Alexandria.

FOOD & DRINK

Wine Tasting, 1-6 p.m., StoneBrook Winery, $5. 859-635-0111; www.stonebrookwinery.com. Camp Springs.

ON STAGE - THEATER

The Odd Couple, 3 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, $15-$19. 859-9571940; www.thecarnegie.com. Covington. M O N D A Y, F E B . 7

EDUCATION

Word I, 6:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Learn basics of Microsoft Word 2007. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. New Students Welcome Monday, 9 a.m., Alexandria Adult Learning Center, 8236 W. Main St., Free. 859-757-6836; www.MyGED.org. Alexandria.

EXERCISE CLASSES

MUSIC - ROCK

The Truth, 10 p.m., Peecox, 635 Donaldson Highway, 859-342-7000; www.peecox.com. Erlanger.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

Jo Koy, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Ages 21 and up. $22. 859957-2000; www.funnyboneonthelevee.com. Newport.

ON STAGE - THEATER

The Odd Couple, 7:30 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Sign language interpreted and closed captioned. $15-$19. 859-957-1940; www.thecarnegie.com. Covington.

Zumba Class, 6-7 p.m., Step-N-Out Studio, $30 per month for unlimited classes; $10 drop-in, $5 class punch cards. 859-2912300. Covington. Beginner Yoga, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Lifepath Center of the Healing Arts, 734 Bromley-Crescent Springs Road, Upstairs, yoga studio. $10 (if 12 class pass is purchased). Registration required. 859-992-6300; www.lifepath-2001.com. Crescent Springs.

LITERARY - STORY TIMES

Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m., Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St., Stories, songs and crafts. Ages 4-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-572-5035. Newport. Toddler Story Time, 10 a.m., Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Stories, songs and activities. Ages 2-3. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-781-6166. Cold Spring. Pajama Story Time, 7 p.m., Fort Thomas-Carrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave., Stories, songs and activities. Ages 3 and up. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-572-5033. Fort Thomas. Tot Time, 11 a.m., Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Short stories, games, dancing and baby signing. Ages 18 months2 1/2 years. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-781-6166. Cold Spring.

PROVIDED

“Hot Chocolate and Hot Art,” part of First Friday Gallery Hop, will be 6-10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at Passionate Arts Center, 31-33 W. Pike St., Gallery 31, Covington. Enjoy art exhibits, savor hot refreshments and mingle with artists. Exhibits include paintings, pottery, jewelry, textiles and more by artists Ann Harrod, Don Seither, Bob Hebenstreit, Carin Hebenstreit, Karen Ng, Theresa Freytag, Jason Parsley, Jaimie Iliff, Paula Peake, and David Whitelaw. The event is free. For more information visit www.covingtonarts.com or call 859-393-8358. Pictured is “Celebration,” an acrylic painting, by Cincinnati artist Ann Harrod.

HEALTH / WELLNESS

Weight Loss Class, 5:30-6 p.m., Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 11969 Taylor Mill Road, $30 per month, $20 per month with three-month membership. First class free. Presented by Equipped Ministries. 859-8028965. Independence.

HOLIDAY - BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Cold Spring Branch Book Club Discusses To Kill a Mockingbird, 11 a.m., Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Discuss this Pulitzer Prize-winning book about an AfricanAmerican man accused of rape during the Depression in Alabama. The accuser’s lawyer wants to reveal the truth, expose the town’s bigotry and encourage people to imagine the possibility of racial equality. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-781-6166; www.cc-pl.org. Cold Spring.

LITERARY - STORY TIMES

Toddler Story Time, 10 a.m., Fort ThomasCarrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave., Stories, songs, finger plays and craft. Ages 2-3. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859572-5033. Fort Thomas. Preschool Story Time, 1:30 p.m., Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Ages 4-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859781-6166. Cold Spring. Preschool Story Time, 11 a.m., Fort ThomasCarrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave., Stories, songs, finger plays and craft. Ages 4-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859572-5033. Fort Thomas. Pajama Story Time, 7 p.m., Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St.,Ages 3 and up. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-572-5035. Newport. Baby Time, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St., Clap, sing and bounce with your child. Birth to age 2. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-5725035. Newport.

MUSIC - ROCK

We Came As Romans, 6 p.m., Mad Hatter, 620 Scott St., With For Today, the Word Alive, Woe Is Me and Texas In July. $17, $15 advance. 859-291-2233; www.cincyticket.com. Covington.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

Underbelly, 9 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Doors open 8:30 p.m. Cincinnati’s strangest comedy show features improv, sketches, poetry, music and more. Ages 18 and up. $6 ages 18-20; $3 ages 21 and up. 859-431-2201. Newport.

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EDUCATION

Frank Duveneck: Kentucky Artist, 7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Sarah Siegrist, art historian and expert with the Behringer-Crawford Museum, sheds light on world-renowned painter who lived in the Cincinnati area. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665. Burlington.

HEALTH / WELLNESS

Scoliosis/Posture Screening, 9 a.m.-noon, Homan Chiropractic Newport, 52 Carothers Road, Brief health questionnaire. Spinal and postural evaluation for scoliosis. Free. 859291-2225. Newport.

MUSIC - BLUES

Ricky Nye and Bekah Williams, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Chez Nora, 530 Main St., 859-4918027; www.cheznora.com. Covington. Blues Jam, 8 p.m., Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave., Hosted by Dick and the Roadmasters award-winning blues band. Burgers & Blues Dinner starts 6 p.m. Family friendly. 859-261-1029. Latonia. T H U R S D A Y, F E B . 1 0

HEALTH / WELLNESS Runner’s Injury Clinic, 5-6:30 p.m., St. Elizabeth Edgewood Sports Medicine, 830 Thomas More Parkway, Receive assistance from local medical providers, including physical therapists, athletic trainers, physicians and registered dietician. Free. Registration required. Presented by Bob Roncker’s Running Spot. 859-301-6300; www.stelizabeth.com/sportsmedicine. Edgewood. MUSIC - STUDENT PERFORMANCES

Young Band Night, 6-9 p.m., Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave., Four young or new bands perform. Free. 859-261-1029. Latonia.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

Dean Edwards, 8 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, $15. Ages 18 and up. 859-957-2000; www.funnyboneonthelevee.com. Newport.

RECREATION

Bridge, 12:30-3 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, Free. 859-342-2665. Union.

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PROVIDED

Find artwork relating to the themes of evolution, metamorphosis and change that celebrate the life and work of Charles Darwin in the Cincinnati Museum Center's new exhibit, "Form from Form: Art from Discovery." Paintings, ceramics, sculptures and mixed media are all inspired by Darwin. It is through March 13 in the John A. Ruthven Gallery. Pictured is "Metamorphosis No. 56," by January Marx Knoop. For information, call 800-733-2077 or visit www.cincymuseum.org.

Financial Strategies for Successful Retirement, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Thomas More College, Center for Adult & Professional Education, 365 Thomas More Parkway, Weekly through Feb. 22. Class demonstrates a conservative approach to wise money management and identifies issues facing retirees. How to protect assets from erosion due to inflation and more. Instructors: R. Michael Stacy, CFP and Stephen A. Wright, CFP, CRPC. $60. Registration required. Presented by Thomas More College. 859-344-3333; www.thomasmore.edu. Crestview Hills.

PROVIDED

International performing artist Tatiana “Tajci” Cameron, pictured, comes to the Aronoff Center for the Arts Jarson-Kaplan Theater at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, for the musical "My Perfectly Beautiful Life." It is the story of four women in search of balance and self discovery. Cameron wrote the music and lyrics. It is directed by Caitlin A. Kane and presented by Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative. Tickets are $7; $4, students. Call 513-621-2787 or visit www.cincinnatiarts.org.


Life

February 3, 2011

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All some people need is just a good listening to catch every word. Hearing and listening are Deep listening is an two entirely different things. art to be cultivated. We all hear way too much Not many people are sound as noise. accomplished at Hearing occurs when engaging in it. sounds and words are physIn fact, it would be ically received by our ears. If interesting to ask ourwe’re engaged in a converselves the question, sation, we hear the other’s Father Lou “In my lifetime, name words, interpret what they Guntzelman at least five people I probably mean, and then fashion a response. Perspectives found I could turn to when I needed them to Ordinarily, we spend be a good listener to most of our lives engaged in conversations of this sort – not me.” True listening, empathic listengreat substance but informational and polite, like a veneer on wood. ing, is essential. It’s one of the Listening goes deeper than main reasons we go to counselors hearing. It’s interesting to note the and even pay them. It’s to have etymology of the word “listen.” It someone listen to the story of our comes from the Anglo-Saxon root life, take us seriously in a nonword meaning to list, i.e. to tilt as judgmental way, and understand. How heartwarming when we a ship lists to one side. It leans a find such a person. That doesn’t little. The word arose from the obser- mean they agree or disagree, but vation that when one person is that they grasp what we’re going really listening to another, he or through inwardly. Our deepest inner experiences she may at times lean a little toward them in concentration to can only make their appearance in

Listening is not only hearing words, but “hearing the speaker’s feelings” along with the words. Hearing only a flow of words is like hearing the words of a song but not the music that enhances them. the world – and eventually be accepted by us – when someone else glimpses them and understands. By doing this, another person validates our own experience of ourselves. Listening is not only hearing words, but “hearing the speaker’s feelings” along with the words. Hearing only a flow of words is like hearing the words of a song but not the music that enhances them. When we actually listen, we grasp the music as well. To be a good listener we need compassion and empathy. What happens if any one of us tries to be a good listener when someone asks us to be? It means I will pick up much more than the words they say. I

will detect unspoken aspects such as the emotions that vibrate in their voice. I’ll note their body language, eyes and facial expressions as well as the speed that accompanies their words. I’ll call to mind as much as I know of their life experiences. I won’t be focused mentally on my own responses but on them as I trustingly look them in the eye. I won’t always have something clever to say, but I will respond to them honestly with respect and confidentiality. An adolescent undergoing the turmoil of their changing world is usually depicted as the typical example of someone not being listened to. That’s often true. But the truth is that every stage of life looks for

a genuine listener. Consider the aged. Consider spouses. Consider yourself. So here we are in the Age of Information. Look at all those people on cell phones: tweeting, textmessaging, fingering thousands of apps. Think of all the conversations today and tonight on computers and telephones. Imagine all the words that flow back and forth. See Dick. See Dick talk. Talk, Dick, talk! But what good is all the talk if no one really listens? Our hearts experience the failure to be listened to as an absence of concern. It implies that no one is interested in walking over the bridge between us. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@communitypress.com or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

What are your rights when you get a repair? Do you know your rights when a serviceman comes to your house to repair or service something? Unfortunately, all too often consumers learn the price after the work has already been done and it’s time to pay the bill. Laverne Wilson of Batavia said she had no idea what the final bill would be when her recliner chair stopped working after three years. “The back wouldn’t go back – some days it would and some days it wouldn’t. So, in December I called the manufacturer and they said the warranty had ended,” Wilson said. Wilson agreed to pay $120 for a serviceman to come to her home to see if it could be fixed. “He came out and looked at the chair. He turned it over and said, ‘I don’t think we can get the parts for that anymore.’ But he said, ‘I just happen to have a kit with me. Some lady ordered the parts and decided not to have the chair fixed, so I

just happen to have it.’ ” Wilson said she agreed to have the repairman use the kit. Howard Ain She said he Hey Howard! had to cut the massage and heat sections of the chair to get the back working – and promised to return with more parts. “He never said a word about it costing more. So, I thought it was just $120,” she said. Wilson said the manufacturer called a few days later to tell her, “ ‘Before we order the parts we want you to understand it’s going to be $250 for what he’s already done.’ I said, ‘Oh my goodness. I wouldn’t have had it done had I known it was going to cost that.’ ” Wilson said she told the repair company not to charge her for the repair because she didn’t approve, but was told she would be

charged because the work had already been done. Ohio consumer law says you must get an estimate for any repair or service costing more than $25. In fact, you must sign a contract stating what type of estimate you want: oral, written or no estimate at all. “I didn’t sign anything,” said Wilson. “He didn’t tell me anything. I didn’t see (any) papers. I wondered about that because even the warranties I’ve had on other appliances and things, you signed something when they came.”

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Wilson said she’s now disputing the charge with her credit card company. The company does have a right to come back and take off the repair kit, but it will have to return the chair to the condition it was in –

with the massage and heat sections working. Kentucky does not have such an estimate law. Therefore, it’s important to remember, no matter where you live, always ask up front what the cost will be

before agreeing to any repair or service. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.


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February 3, 2011

Go for the extra point with these gameday goodies Whether you’re for the Steelers or the Packers, y o u ’ l l need lots of good party food for keeping your energy up during all the cheering (hopeRita fully) and Heikenfeld gametime Rita’s kitchen frenzy. W e usually have appetizers, pizza and my husband Frank’s Caesar salad. For dessert, I always make homemade glazed doughnuts. Here’s some really good appetizer recipes to get you in the “Go team!” mood.

Buddy Boy pizza

I’ve shared a Big Boy pizza recipe in the past, and this one is just as good. 1 Boboli pizza shell Frisch’s tartar sauce Hamburger dill pickles Shaved ham Grated Swiss cheese

Spread a nice layer of tartar sauce on the shell. Add pickles, ham and Swiss. Bake at 375 degrees until cheese melts, about 10 minutes or so.

Texas caviar

This is a healthier alternative than the norm, but still so yummy. 2 cans, approximately 15 oz. each, black-eyed peas, drained 1 can, 14.5 oz., petite diced tomatoes, drained 2 jalapeños, seeded and minced – more or less to taste 1 small onion, diced very small 1 ⁄2 yellow bell or other colored bell pepper, diced very small Handful or so chopped cilantro 1 ⁄3 cup each: red wine vinegar and olive oil Salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste: start with 1⁄2 teaspoon

1 teaspoon dry oregano 2 teaspoons cumin Mix everything together. Cover and refrigerate anywhere from a couple of hours to a day. Before serving, adjust seasonings. I like to add extra vinegar, salt and pepper. Serve with favorite chips.

Seven layer dip

Guests can’t get enough of this. 1 pouch taco seasoning 1 can, approximately 16 oz., refried beans 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature 2 cups sour cream 16-oz. jar salsa 2 large tomatoes, chopped 1 bell pepper, chopped 1 bunch green onions, sliced Iceberg lettuce, shredded 6-oz. can sliced black olives, drained

8 oz. shredded Mexican blend or Cheddar cheese, or more to taste Mix taco seasoning and beans. Spread onto platter. Mix sour cream and cream cheese. Spread over beans. Top with salsa, tomatoes, peppers, onions and lettuce. Sprinkle with cheese. Garnish with olives. Serve with chips.

Crockpot chicken wings

These are spicy, sweet and sticky. Have plenty of napkins! Go to taste on the sauce. 3 pounds chicken wings, patted dry with wing tips cut off and each wing cut at the joint to make two Salt and pepper 11⁄2 to 2 cups favorite barbecue sauce 1 ⁄3 cup honey 2 teaspoons each: mustard and Worcestershire Tabasco to taste (opt.) Season wings and run under broiler until nicely

browned on each side. Put into sprayed crockpot. Combine sauce ingredients and pour over chicken. Cover. Cook on low for four hours or on high for two hours.

Like Seven Hills barbecue

Boone County reader Virginia Langsdale shares this popular recipe. “Very similar to Seven Hills sloppy joes. Found it in a Florence Christian Church cookbook published way back in 1969. It was sent in by Kay Garnett who said she fixed it often for her family. It is so good,” said Virginia. 1 pound ground beef 1 large onion, chopped 1 bell pepper, chopped 2 tablespoons sugar 1 ⁄4 teaspoon ground cloves 1 tablespoon vinegar 1 tablespoon dry mustard 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup ketchup

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Mix everything together. Cook over low heat for 45 minutes. I told Virginia you could serve on buns with slaw, if you like, or with a dollop of Cheez Whiz on top, with an onion bun.

Online recipe

Rita’s yeast raised glazed doughnuts: Check out my online version of this column at www.communitypress.com for the recipe.

Notes from our readers

Cheryl Raine made my chicken chili for her Mount Healthy United Methodist Church’s annual chili cookoff and won first place. She added a “healthy dose of Jamaican jerk seasoning (at least 2 tablespoons).” Now that’s what I like to hear. Taking my recipe and making it better. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community press.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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KABA has opened registrations for the 2011 season with a number of options: Register & pay online; fill out a form online and pay via the US mail or at one of the on-site location; Register on-site at Dick’s through March 13th from 10 - 5 on Sat. & 1- 4 on Sunday. COACHING VACANCIES

Adults interested in coaching should attend one of the Dick’s sign-ups or the KABA Community Day at Dick’s on Feb 19th. All volunteers must pass a background check. The form is available online at KABA’s web site.

League Structure

Tee Ball – 3-4-Young 5’s

The first season starts in March and plays games on Saturdays. Practices will be scheduled. Each child receives a hat, shirt, pants and socks. Games are played in about one hour. Each player bats each and every inning. The program is conducted by the Learn to Play Academy. Volunteers are encouraged.

Rookie MP – 5 & 6’s

Registration is available by submitting either an individual team registration form or by submitting a league roster form. Registration forms for the various national affiliations are also required. Deadlines apply, so register early.

League Structure

Tournament Placement

Minor – 9 & 10’s

Rec Plus or All Star

AABC

Major – 11 & 12’s

Competitive or Select League

The division starts Saturday, April 2nd. One game is played during the week and another on the weekend. Roster batting and pitch counts are used. 46 ft. pitching distance and 60 ft. base lengths. Pre-season; Memorial Weekend (USSSA State Tn.) and the End of Season Tourney. Full uniform provided.

This age group starts in late April and plays 12-14 games. Practice is held weekly. Two pitches are thrown and then the batting tee is used. Children receive a hat, shirt, pants and socks. The games last 1 hour and 15 minutes.

This age group starts April 2nd. One game played during the week and another on the weekend. A number of tournament options exist and games with other outside leagues scheduled. 50 ft. pitching and 70 ft. base distances. Pre-season; Memorial Weekend (USSSA State Tn.) and the End of Season Tourney.Full uniform provided.

Machine Pitch – 7 & 8’s

Babe Ruth & Select 13 - up

This age group starts April 2nd and plays once during the week and on the weekend. Practices are held weekly. Upgraded uniform - belted pants, belt, hat, shirt and socks. Stealing introduced; KABA is hosting the USSSA State Tournament for regular season rec team’s.

KENTUCKY SELECT

These age group starts when the team’s are able to play. Those with high school players will start around Memorial Weekend, while those without start as early as April 2nd. When possible, KABA arranges entrance into outside tournaments - several scheduled now.

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KABA‘s Community Day at Dicks is set for February 19th from 10am to 4pm. All KABA families will receive an additional 15% off any purchase in the store. For more information, please contact Jeff Keener at 859-991-4619.

Regular season teams are combined to form multiple all - star or travel teams. Also create an additional tournament trail for teams when they lose in current tourney trail. Ability to send more than one all star team to meaningful tournaments.

Entire leagues may join Kentucky Select and benefit from being able to offer multiple bids and tournament tracks to the participating teams. The advantage is that this type of league naturally meets the game requirement of the national affiliations. Scores recorded for NABF, USSSA registered leagues.

Kentucky Select League

Select teams from the same area are paired with teams in other parts of the state. Local partners play during the week and travel to other areas for Saturday and Sunday doubleheaders. Minimum of four teams - Goal six to eight.

This affiliation offers its Regionals in Cincinnati for even year age groups. Winners advance to special sites including Puerto Rico (room & travel included). Odd year age group option to proceed directly to World Series. Regular season teams. Individual State Tourney sites to be placed.

CABA

This affiliation uses individual age group tournaments. The World Series are for the best teams, while the National Championships are for the next tier. One State Tournament site is being sought for July 1st.

NABF / PONY / Hap DuMont

NABF is for regular league teams/ WS in South Haven, MS, while PONY & Hap Dumont allows either reg. season or all star team participation. PONY uses a series of play & win tournaments, while Hap Dumont has direct berths to their World Series. Tourney locations are being sought for these tournaments.

Registration Form

Team Name ____________________________________ Age ______ Manager’s Name __________________________________________ Address __________________________________________________ City __________________________ State ____ Zip _____________ Ph # ________________________ Cell # _______________________ Email Address ____________________________________________ For Details: jeffreyakeener@gmail.com or 859-991-4619

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Age is determined on April 30, 2011. KABA offers Tee Ball (3, 4’s Young 5’s), Rookie Machine Pitch (5-6); Machine Pitch (7-8); Minor (9-10); Major (11-12) & Babe Ruth (13 & 14) and Select (15 & Up).


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Arrests/citations

Todd J. Brown, 27, 119 Locust St., giving officer false name or address at 8191 Riley Road, Jan. 9. Carol L. Moore, 41, 19 Helen Drive, warrant at 19 Helen Drive, Jan. 9. Jeannie M. Wildeboer-Kaufman, 36, 5 Lakeside Drive, DUI - third offense, failure to maintain required insurance - first offense, careless driving at Village Green Shopping Center No. 2 and U.S. 27, Jan. 11. Amanda N. Maschinot, 19, 1482 Licker Road, possession of open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle, person 18-20 in possession of or attempt to have another purchase alcohol, disregarding traffic control device - traffic light at AA Highway and Ky. 709, Jan. 15. Amy L. Nelson, 32, 3 Greenup St.,

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POLICE REPORTS Third degree forgery

Report of children attempting to pay with food with counterfeit $10 bill at 6707 Alexandria Pike, Jan. 6.

About police reports

The Community Recorder publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. fourth degree assault at 3 Greenup St., Jan. 16. Isaiah D. Nelson, 27, 3 Greenup St., fourth degree assault at 3 Greenup St., Jan. 16.

Incidents/investigations Theft by unlawful taking gasoline

Report of gas taken without paying at 9242 Alexandria Pike, Jan. 6.

COLD SPRING

Arrests/citations

Victoria Bennett, 36, 1429 Russell Ave., theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting at 5400 Alexandria Pike, Jan. 15. Katie M. Overbeck, 25, 801 Matson Place, theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting at 5400 Alexandria Pike, Jan. 15. Tiffany N. Simmons, 25, 366 Pooles Creek Road, first degree possession of controlled substance - opiates - first offense, third degree possession of a controlled substance - drug unspecified - first offense at 5400 Alexandria Pike,

Jan. 17.

Incidents/investigations Theft by unlawful taking

Report of purse taken from car in parking lot at 5010 Alexandria Pike, Jan. 17. Report of metal shelves taken from barn at 234 Dry Creek, Jan. 25.

FORT THOMAS

Arrests/citations

Paul Hummel, 43, 4295 Selby Court, warrant at 1041 South Fort Thomas Ave., Jan. 20. Tonya Scarbrough, 36, 9179 Tamarack Drive, warrant at I-471, Jan. 20. Mary Bowman, 36, 435 River Road, first degree possession of a controlled substance at Moock Road at U.S. 27, Jan. 21. Blake Kashaun, 25, 1603 Aspen Pines Drive, warrant at 1603

Aspen Pines Drive, Jan. 21. Timothy Burns, 27, 3358 Twilight Drive, warrant at I0471, Jan. 23.

Incidents/investigations Second degree burglary

At 232 Ridgewood Place No. 1, Jan. 18.

Theft by unlawful taking

At 112 Park Place, Jan. 21. At 100 Carmel Manor Way, Jan. 18.

NEWPORT

Arrests/citations

Kristine Giroux, 22, 509 Fourth St., first degree possession of a controlled substance, second degree possession of a controlled substance, no operator’s license at 10 block of West Eighth St., Jan. 24. Darnell McCarter, 42, 195 Joliet Ave., first degree trafficking a controlled substance, trafficking marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia

at 1 Levee Way, Jan. 24. James Lawson, 23, 406 West Fifth St., theft by unlawful taking at 1301 Monmouth St., Jan. 24. Shawn Cole, 18, 1320 Knolton Ave., fourth degree assault at 801 Central Ave., Jan. 19. Billie Fields II, 36, 2465 West McMicken Ave., fourth degree assault at 1359 Grand Ave. No. 206, Jan. 14.

Incidents/investigations Theft by unlawful taking

At 130 Pavilion Way, Jan. 18.

DEATHS David Lynn Alexander

David Lynn Alexander, 50, of Washington, died Jan. 11, 2011, at the Ray Hickey Hospice Center in Vancouver, Washington. As an undergraduate he worked on contract with Dupont Industries at their kevlar plant in Ireland and later joined Oracle Corporation, serving as a sales consultant and trainer in their western division. He was an avid sportsman and animal lover. Survivors include his parents, John and Gennie Alexander of Fort Thomas; sister, Dianne Alexander of

Fort Thomas; brother, John Alexander of Leesburg, Fla.; and nieces, Alicia Reitano and Andrea Reitano of Fort Thomas and Erica Peter of Watertown, N.Y. Memorials: Fort Thomas Education Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 75090, Fort Thomas, KY 41075; SPCA of Cincinnati, 3949 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223 or Hospice of the Bluegrass, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

Lila Jean Bole

Lila Jean Bentley Bole, 87, of

Newport, died Jan. 27, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker and floral designer. She was formerly employed at Mesh’s Dress Shop of Newport and Covington and was a member of First Baptist Church of Newport. She was the last survivor of 13 brothers and sisters. Survivors include her husband, Charles Bole; sons, Ralph E. Bole of Cincinnati and Henry “Hank” Bole of Dayton; daughters, Mary Bole Ferguson of Newport, Carolyn Crout of Kenton County and Diana L. Spaulding of Walton; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchil-

dren; two great-great-grandchildren. Interment was at Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Memorials: First Baptist Church of Newport, E. 8 York St., Newport, KY 41071.

Barbara Ellen Combs

Barbara Ellen Combs, 66, of Taylor Mill, died Jan. 27, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Florence. She was a clerk with American Insurance Company and a member of Keturah Church of God, Newport. A son, Jamie Lee Combs, died previously. Survivors include son,

Donnie Combs of Bellevue; daughter, Brenda Beck of Independence; sisters, Joyce Kraft of Taylor Mill and Lydia Smiley of Florida; and two grandchildren. Interment was in Riverside Cemetery, Falmouth.

William R. Cox

William R. Cox, 81, of Fort Thomas, died Jan. 23, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Fort Thomas, the Fort Thomas Masonic Lodge No. 808 and the

Scottish Rite, Covington. He was an inspector for the Ford Motor Company, Sharonville, and a U.S. Air Force Korean conflict veteran. A sister, Ruth Peelman, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Plummer Cox; daughter, Julie Rosenhagen of Alexandria; brothers, David Cox of Alexandria and Leonard Cox of Orlando, Fla.; and sister, Rebecca Weber of Independence. Burial was in Butler Cemetery.

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The Alexandria and Community Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. will be hosting a semi-formal Valentine's Dance Saturday, Feb. 12. Cocktails will be served at 6 p.m., steak or chicken dinner at 7 p.m. with dancing from 8 p.m. until midnight. Music provided by Mike Young. Cost is $50 a couple. Reservations required. RSVP at 859-635-5991, ask for Sandy.

MARRIAGE LICENSES Leanne Messmer, 21, and Corey Hunley, 19, both of Fort Thomas, issued Jan. 19. Kristen Schnitzlez, 32, and Jeffrey Peters, 37, both of Fort Thomas, issued Jan. 21. Barbara Foster, 50, of Texas and Joey Adams, 49, of Fort Thomas, issued Jan. 18. Amanda Johnston, 22, of Fort Thomas and Christopher Trutschel, 24, of Cincinnati, issued Jan. 21. Susan Hutchinson, 26, of Covington and Michael Sanzenbacker, 36, of Fort Thomas, issued Jan. 21. Suzanne Lewis, 44, and Jeffrey Miller, 52, both of Cincinnati, issued Jan. 24. Jamie Moorman, 35, of Cincinnati and Steven Chambers, 48, of Covington, issued Jan. 24.

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Marian C. Cropper

Marian C. Cropper, 82, of Highland Heights, died Jan. 27, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker. Her husband, Thomas E. Cropper Jr., died in 1994. Survivors include son, Tom Cropper; daughters, Donna Schmidt and Linda Stanger; sister, Helen Johnson; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Burial was at St. Stephen Mausoleum, Fort Thomas. Memorials: St. Joseph Church Building Fund, 4011 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076.

Loraine E. Lawrence

Loraine E. Lawrence, 87, of Fort Thomas, died Jan. 26, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker, member of Christ Church, United Church of Christ in Fort Thomas and a volunteer at St. Luke Hospital. Her husband, Duard J. Lawrence, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Denise Grause of Fort Thomas; sons, David Lawrence of Fort Thomas and Keith Lawrence of Waverly, Ga.; and eight grandchildren. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Wood Hudson Cancer Research, 931 Isabella St., Newport, KY 41071.

Dannie P. McMullen

Dannie P. McMullen, 58, of Newport, died Jan. 18, 2011, at his residence. He was a U.S. Navy Vietnam veteran and worked at Inner Lake Steel in Newport. His parents, Charles and Phyllis McMullen, and a son, Matt McMullen, died previously. Survivors include his children, Madelyn McMullen and Dannie Talmadge; sisters, Toni Bergen and Tracey McMullen; and two grandchildren.

Charles E. Parnell

Charles E. Parnell, 74, of Woodlawn, died Jan. 22, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He worked in the Electric Meter Department with Cinergy and retired after 42 years of service. He was a former Mayor of Woodlawn, retired captain of the Woodlawn Fire Department, founding member of the semi-annual “Old Friends” fishing trip and a former board member of the IBEW Retiree’s Group, Local No. 1347, Cincinnati. Survivors include his wife, Gayle Neises Parnell; daughters, Mary Helen Chafin of Tipp City, Ohio, and Jerri Lenz of Independence; son, Charles J. Parnell of Alexandria; brothers, Thomas Parnell of Cold Spring and Gary Parnell of North Bend, Ohio; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery, Cold Spring. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Healthcare Foundation, Nurses Endow-

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Roy ‘R.L.’ Parrott

Roy “R.L.” Parrott, 71, of Bellevue, died Jan. 27, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was retired with Phillip Bell Furniture Company and a member of the Dayton-Bellevue Christian Church. Survivors include his wife, Martha Hurley Parrott; daughter, Tammy Thomas of Fort Thomas; son, Jerry Parrott of Bellevue; brother, Kenneth Parrott of Dayton, Ohio; sisters, Jackie Waldroop of Elsmere, Janice Osborne, Kathy Rodgers and Judy Davis of Lafollette, Tenn.; and one grandchild. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Memorials: American Diabetes Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 304, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Dorothy M. Peterson

Dorothy M. Peterson, 81, of Highland Heights, died Jan. 25, 2011, at her home. She was a retired data entry clerk with Federated Department Stores. Her husband, Warren E. Peterson, died previously. Survivors include sons, Keith Peterson and Chris Peterson; brothers, James Knauer and Donald Knauer; and six grandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Memorials: St. John’s United Church of Christ, General Fund or Music Fund, 415 Park Ave., Newport, KY 41071.

Ronnie Puckett

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Daniel B. Webster

Daniel B. Webster, 67, formerly of Warsaw, died Jan. 18, 2011, at his home in Fort Myers Beach, Fla. He was a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran, serving until March 1970, when he was honorably discharged as a captain. For 33 years, he owned and operated Dan’s Marina in Warsaw and was a certified public accountant and a real estate broker. He enjoyed traveling and achieved a personal goal of visiting all 50 states and more than 100 countries. His sisters Linda Lloyd and Charlotte Myers died previously. Survivors include his daughter, Erica Carpenter of Zionsville, Indiana; sisters, Mary Sue Teegarden of Alexandria, Ramona Bezold of Lawrenceburg, Ind., Regina Stewart of Sparta and Cindy Wheeler of Carrollton; and four grandchildren. Memorials: Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of Warsaw or the VFW of Fort Myers Beach.

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