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Bethel seeks grant for parking lot By John Seney

BETHEL — Village officials are applying for a federal Community Development Block Grant to pay for the repaving of the municipal parking lot. Administrator Travis Dotson said the lot, next to the municipal building at 120 N. Main St., qualifies for the grant because it is the main parking lot for the downtown area. Village council members March 22 approved the block grant application. The block grant funding comes from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, but is allocated by the Clermont County commissioners. Dotson said there may not be a lot of funding available this year, because a lot of the funds may be allocated for rebuilding after the


The next village council meeting is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at the municipal building, 120 N. Main St.

March 2 tornadoes. “But we will apply,” he said. Dotson said he expects the project to cost about $65,000. The village received a Community Development Block Grant last year for repairing the South Charity Street bridge. Work on the the bridge is expected to begin this spring. The bridge project will to cost about $200,000, with most of that coming from the grant. The vehicle bridge on South Charity is open to traffic, but in need of repairs. A pedestrian bridge which was washed out also will be replaced.

Coolers, food OK at Burke Park By John Seney

BETHEL — Village officials April 12 said private organizations are not allowed to prohibit coolers and outside food at Burke Park. Administrator Travis Dotson told council members he has received complaints from people not being allowed to bring coolers to baseball and softball games at the park. Geoff Vontz, president of the Bethel Boosters Association, which organizes baseball and softball games at the park’s ball fields, said the group adopted the rule against coolers to increase income from concession sales. He said too many parents were bringing coolers and picnics to games. Dotson said picnics and coolers were allowed in Burke Park. The association did not have an exclusive contract and could

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not prohibit people from bringing food to games, he said. Dotson said village officials may have to post signs on the fields to point out that coolers are al-

lowed. Mayor Alan Ausman said only two of the ball fields used by the association are in Burke Park. The other fields are at Ebon Hill Intermediate School and under the jurisdiction of the BethelTate school board. Ausman said the association officials would have to check with members of the school board on the rules for their fields. The issue was brought to light at the council meeting during a discussion of an internal dispute in the boosters group. See BURKE, Page A2 the right and log in using your Facebook account. You can vote every day up to 150 times until midnight Friday, May 18. See Sports for a listing of who’s on your newspaper’s ballot.

Cody Gorski and Lou Chapman work on a model plane at BAMfest last year. FILE PHOTO

Hot Wax show to headline BAMFest music By John Seney

BETHEL — Hot Wax, a band that puts on a Las Vegas-style show playing music from the 1950s and 1960s, will be the headline musical act at this year’s BAMFest. “They put on a fabulous show,” said Judi Adams, BAMFest committee chairman. The Bethel Art and Music Festival, popularly known as BAMFest, will run from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 12, and feature art displays and demonstrations, music, food and events for the kids. Bill Skvarla, music chairman for BAMFest, said Hot Wax will perform 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the main stage at Burke Park. “They do quite a show,” he said. “They’re a lot of fun.” There are 10 members in the Hot Wax band. “They’re the biggest band we’ve ever had,” Skvarla said. Earlier in the day, there will be musical performances from noon to 5 p.m. at the Frontier Stage in Burke Park. The lineup: » Chelisa Bailey from noon to 1 p.m. » Tim Snyder from 1 p.m. to 2

The band Hot Wax will perform May 12 at BAMFest. PROVIDED p.m. » Rick Andrews from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. » Michael Rickey from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. » Byron Cox from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Also part of BAMfest will be musical performances from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Skvarla’s Har-

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Rick Peters, a softball coach, said the association’s officials threatened to remove him as coach because of a confrontation with officials over field use. Vontz said Peters had

used profanity. Village officials said they had no jurisdiction over the rules of a private organization. “When you sign on to be a coach, you agree to abide by their rules,” council member Jeremiah Hembree told Peters. “I hope this can be resolved in a mature way,” Hembree said.


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BRIEFLY Spring benefit

The Friends of the Fair will host their annual Spring Benefit from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday, May 5, at the Clermont County Fairgrounds. There will be dinner, dancing, silent auction and cake auction. The proceeds will be used to improve the hog barn and show arena on the fairgrounds. Cost is $25 per couple, $15 per single, $5 for children age 9 to 18 and free for children under age 8. For more information, call Lisa at 262-3229 or Jack at 937-378-4134. OWENSVILLE

Day of prayer

Clermont County will participate in National Day of Prayer activities Thursday, May 3. A joint National Day of Prayer gathering is set for

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7 p.m. inside the Bethel United Methodist Church, 402 W. Plane St.

Junk days FELICITY/FRANKLIN TWP. — The junk clean up

days for Felicity and Franklin Township resident will be held 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, May 11, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the village maintenance building, 611 Neville St.Items that will not be accepted are normal household garbage, hazardous materials, chemicals, tires, paint and batteries. Air conditioners and refrigerators will be accepted. No scrap collectors are allowed due to legal liability.

Winery to open

TATE TWP. — Harmony Hill Vineyards will have its 2012 summer grand opening from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 5. Owner Bill Skvarla said most of Harmony Hill’s award-winning wines are back, including Concerto, Ovation, Woodwind and Aria. Tastings are 50 cents each. The grand opening will feature seven hours of continuous live music at the Hill Center Stage. The winery is at 2534 Swings Corner-Point Isabel Road. For more information, call 734-3548 or visit

Bethel Lions

BETHEL — The Lions Club will meet Monday, May 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the Grant Memorial Building on the corner of Main and

Plane streets. New members are welcome. Call the Rooks at 7346980 for more information. The Lions Club collects used eyeglasses to be cataloged and given by volunteer optometrists to people in the third world countries who cannot afford glasses. The Rooks will collect used eyeglasses during BAMFest May 12 in Burke Park.

Grange to meet

MONROE TWP. — The Monroe Grange will meet at 7 p.m. Friday, May 4, at the hall, 2644 Ohio 222 in Nicholsville, south of Ohio Pike. The membership chair will conduct the program. Plans for the plant sale the next day will be finalized. The plant sale is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at the hall. Available will be garden, flower, herbs and native plants. The first 25 customers will receive a gallon of root stimulator free with purchase. The monthly card party will take place at 7 p.m. May 5 at the hall. The game is euchre. This is open to the public. The charge is $1.50 to play. Refreshments are available. For more information, call the Rooks at 734-6980.

Burg yard sale

WILLIAMSBURG — The village-wide yard sale will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 5, and Sunday, May 6. Businesses will have special discounts and sales going on during the weekend. Residents are invited to hold yard sales. No per-

mit is required; it is a free weekend. There also will be yard sale and food booths at the old high school, 549 W. Main, the corner of Fifth and Main streets. For more information, call 724-6107.

Radio club

MILFORD — The Milford Amateur Radio Club will hold their 22nd annual Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at the Eastside Christian Church, 5874 Montclair Blvd. in Miami Township, the building that used to house the Milford cinema. Cost is $5, children under 12 are free. Tailgating will be conducted in the parking lot at a cost of $1. Inside tables are $5 and requires an admission ticket. Commercial vendors are invited. Hourly prizes will be awarded plus a grant prize will be given out at the end of the day. VE exams will be given at 9 a.m. Walk-ins are welcome with identification.

Open House

BATAVIA TWP. — Ohio Valley Goodwill will host an open house from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 4, at the East Vocational Services Center, 4247 Grissom Drive. The public is invited to learn more about the paid work experiences, community-based recreational activities and volunteer experiences . R.S.V.P. by Thursday, May 3, by calling Sharon Hannon at 771-4800, ext. 6364, or email


Clermont County Recorder and former Batavia Township Trustee Debbie Clepper presented former Batavia Township Fiscal Officer Ruth Ann Ashburn with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Ashburn served the township for more than 20 years in various positions, lastly as fiscal officer. Clepper said the township officials were so grateful for her work they named the meeting room after her when she retired. The award was presented by the Clermont County Township Association members during their annual meeting April 19 at Grant Career Center. More than 300 attended the dinner served by the culinary program students. Hillsboro Mayor and comedian Drew Hastings was the guest speaker. THERESA L. HERRON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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PROM MEMORIES Last week, the Community Press asked for your prom or graduation memories. Here is a memory from a Milford resident about her prom. As a sophomore in 1965 in the burbs of Chicago, I was asked to my first prom. There were no balloons, no airplane sky messages, no “promposals,” no texting and certainly no Facebook, no photos to record the event. The poor guy had to scrounge up the nerve to ask for the date face to face and risk a major rejection. For me, he was a sweet guy and one I had a crush on. He called on our house phone and asked if he could come over. I know he practiced, but face to face it became all bumfuggled and he blurted out: “You wouldn’t want to go to the prom with me would you, probably not but I thought I’d ask” … all in one winded breadth. Back then, we didn’t rent limos, there were no “after prom parties.” Motels and alcohol were not even on the radar. The girls

PROM, GRADUATION MEMORIES SOUGHT April proms bring May graduations, bring a lifetime of memories. What do you remember of your high school prom, after prom and graduation? Maybe it was the fancy dress you talked your parents into spending way too much money on, or maybe you made your own dress. Did you and your date have a fancy meal, or hit the McDonald’s drivethrough? And was that really you with that big hair? How late did you stay out? Send your stories to Include a photo or two if you still have them. Send photos as .jpg attachments.

did, however, splurge for our beehive and bouffant hairdos at the local beauty shop (they weren’t called salons or spas). We did our own manicures and if there was time, painted our toenails. Because our prom was on a Friday evening, we were permitted to leave school an hour early (whooo hoo). Those beehives and bouffants took hours so we needed a head start, not to mention the extra time it took to apply our heavy black eyeliner and extra blue shadow. Glam-

our required patience and precision. The dance was held at a generic ballroom in downtown Chicago. The tickets were an outrageous $10 per couple. Two semischmaltzy restaurants offered late, after-prom dinners. You had your choice of chicken or beef for the whopping bargain of $30 per couple, tip included. I know my date saved for months for that evening. All that and we made it home by our midnight curfew. Most parents back

then did not foot the bill for our extravaganza, nor did they have the money to even chip in. The best part of the prom event was my Mom allowing me to play hookey and shop for the perfect dress and have lunch at the famous Palmer House. We found a wonderful gown which was much too pricey. It was a simple dress by today’s standards. Spending $100 for a prom dress in 1965 was ridiculous. Oh, and don’t forget the long white elbow length gloves (with pearl accents),

there’s another 10 bucks. However, she paid half and the dress and gloves made it home with us on the ell safe and sound. Now 46 years and several dances, dresses and a wedding gown later, my dear Mom is gone, but I will never forget how special she made my first prom with shopping, primping, photos and breakfast the next morning for all our friends, good old-fashioned fun. The magic of prom night doesn’t fade away. You never forget your date (and his awful ba-

by blue tuxedo) and all the important people who made your night exciting and magical. To all you Milford Eagles and Eaglettes, please be responsible and safe on your special night this year. May your memories be sweet and unforgettable. And, let your parents take as many pictures as they want without any whining on your part, it’s their big night, too. And boys, don’t forget to open the car (or limo) doors for your gorgeous date.

Ellen Fuhrman lives in Milford

By John Seney

GOSHEN TWP. — The trustees April 18 voted to declare a number of items surplus and sell them online. Administrator Ray Snyder said the items would be offered for sale on the online auction site The items include filing

cabinets, computer printers and monitors, an overhead projector, a fax machine, a gun safe, a copier and an aluminum boat. There are several vehicles offered for sale: » A 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix with 204,640 miles. » A 2001 Mutsubishi Eclipse with 125,000 miles. » A 2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport wit 145,984 miles.


» A 1999 Mazda PDL with 125,547 miles. » A 1996 Ford Ranger with 160,213 miles. » A 2003 Ford CV Police Interceptor with 16,385 miles. “There’s a lot of nice stuff on there,” Trustee Bob Hausermann said. Snyder said he had no estimate of how much money the items would bring.

The Clermont County commissioners April 23 proclaimed May as Foster Care Month. Commissioner David Uible, right, presents Tim Dick, deputy director of Children’s Protective Service, with the proclamation. Dick praised the work of foster parents. “We value and appreciate all our foster parents,” he said. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


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GRANT STUDENTS SERVE DINNER Grant Career Center recently served a Community Appreciation Dinner.

Community response to the dinner is outstanding with 1,025 people in attendance. THANKS TO PAM MCKINNEY

National Technical Honor Society members volunteer their time to help decorate for the Community Appreciation Dinner at the school April 21. THANKS TO PAM MCKINNEY

Phillip White carries balloons to the cafeteria to decorate the tables. THANKS TO PAM MCKINNEY

Allied Health Science students Mackenzie Rinehart, left, Morgan Calhoun and Clare Schaljo get ready to present their Proper Drug Disposal project to the guests. THANKS TO PAM MCKINNEY

Steele-Pierce honored as UC Clermont’s 2012 Distinguished Alumnus April 25

18 new scholarships announced Submitted by Mae Hanna UC Clermont College

BATAVIA — UC Clermont College honored Dr. M.E. SteelePierce as the 2012 Distinguished Alumnus at the college’s annual Scholarship Luncheon April 25, which is held to recognize scholarship recipients, donors and a special graduate. The Distinguished Alumnus award is given upon individuals who have distinguished themselves through significant professional accomplishment, made contributions to their community and attended UC Clermont College for at least one year. “Every time I drive up the hill to UC Clermont, I feel like it’s a homecoming, in the truest sense of the word, coming home. I am grateful to my Clermont family who continue to support and inspire me. Little could I have imagined over 30 years ago the catalyst this place would be for the direction of my life and my career,” said Steele-Pierce.

Steele-Pierce is the assistant superintendent at West Clermont Local School District. She has been a Clermont County educator for three decades. She is a firstgeneration college student, graduating from UC Clermont College in 1982. Steele-Pierce went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in English, a master’s degree in education administration and a doctorate in leadership and change. Her areas of expertise are adult learning and professional development, instructional leadership and technology. “A true test of a quality UC Clermont College graduate is not only their academic performance while a student, but their performance as a professional in their community. With M.E. Steele-Pierce we have that example in spades. She personifies our message to students that they can start here and go anywhere. Dr. Steele-Pierce is a shining example of what our graduates are capable of doing,” said Dean Gregory S. Sojka. Steele-Pierce has lived in Clermont County since 1978. She and her husband, Bob, live in Miami

Dr. M.E. Steele-Pierce, assistant superintendent for West Clermont Local School District, is UC Clermont College's 2012 Distinguished Alumnus. PROVIDED

Township. She has two children, Amy and David, both Glen Este High School graduates and four grandchildren. She is on the board of Clermont Senior Services, serves on UC Clermont’s Proudly Cincinnati campaign committee and the college’s service learning advisory committee, is an alumna of LEAD Clermont, represents K-12 schools on

the state library committee and is a member of the League of Women Voters. “I love the UC Clermont tagline: ‘The Power of UC, Close to Home.’ It’s true. When I think about this campus, I marvel at how the people here continue to support one another and are present for each other in a way that exemplifies true community,”

said Steele-Pierce. The luncheon provides an opportunity for students to meet their benefactors. About 275 people attended the event on campus in the Student Activities Center. Eighteen new scholarships were announced during the luncheon. They are: Anderson Hills Pediatrics Scholarship, Bachelor of Applied Administration Legacy Scholarship, Bonnie G. Camden Family Scholarship, E. Fidler Family Legal Aid Scholarship, Rosemary Imbronyev Memorial Scholarship, Kirschner Family Scholarship, Jennifer & Daryl Klein Book Scholarship, League of Women Voters Clermont County Janet Bramsen Memorial Scholarship, LOTH, Inc. Scholarship, Lunko Scholarship, E.C. Nurre Funeral Homes Scholarship, Rodenberg Family Foundation Scholarship, UC Clermont College Allied Health Scholarship, UC Clermont College Distinguished Alumni Scholarship, Village Association of Batavia Community Commitment Scholarship, Walker Family Scholarship, Juanita Werling Foundation Scholarship, Bruce A. Ziegler Aviation Scholarship.



Vote for your Journal Sportsman of the Year By Scott Springer


Cyra Jones, Bethel-Tate/ Grant Career Center, senior Volleyball, Basketball, Track. Four years of varsity volleyball and junior Olympic volleyball. Three-year starter and captain senior year. First-team SBAAC. Three-year basketball starter. Captain junior and senior year. Silver Certificate Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association junior year, Gold Certificate senior year. Secondteam SBAAC. Three years in track. First-team SBAAC in track. Part of record 4x200 relay. Scholar athlete all four years. 4.305 GPA, sixth in senior


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BETHEL — It’s time to pick your The Bethel Journal 2012 Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year. Voting opened Monday, April 30. To place a vote, go to Find the red and blue Sportsman of the Year logo on the right-hand side (you may need to scroll down) and click on it for a list of newspaper ballots/ links. Log into using your Facebook account and vote. You can vote every day up to 150 times until midnight Friday, May 18. Readers and school officials nominated these students online during two weeks in mid-April. Because of the record volume of nominations, we were not able to use all worthy nominations this year. Private school nominations are located in the home paper of that school. Here are the students on your ballot:


class. ACT score of 30. Member Bethel-Tate National Honor Society and Grant Career Center Honor Society. Highest score in Clermont County on American Legion Americanism and Government as sophomore. Anthony Munoz Youth Leadership Conference participant. Volunteer at various youth sports camps, St. Mary’s Annual Fish Fry and Clermont Soil and Water District Annual Tree Sale. Full academic scholarship to Morehead State to study civil engineering and construction management. Andi Lanigan, Bethel-Tate, senior - Cross country, soccer, basketball, track. First-team SBAAC in cross country all four years. Regional qualifier three years, missed by one runner freshman year coming off ACL tear. Three-year letter winner in soccer. Second-team SBAAC junior year and first-team senior year. Three-year letter winner in basketball. Four-year letter winner in track, first-team SBAAC sophomore and junior year (senior awards pending). First honors student and president of the National Honor Society. Goodwill Good Guide. Vol-

unteer for Hoxworth blood drive. Will run cross country at Shawnee State. Arica Stutz, Felicity-Franklin, junior - Soccer, basketball, track. Three-year letter winner in soccer. SBAAC second-team sophomore and junior year. Three-year letter winner in basketball. SBAAC second team sophomore year, first team senior year. Three-year letter winner in track, SBAAC first team freshman and sophomore year with junior awards pending. State meet participant in hurdles in 2010. Regional meet participant in four events past two seasons. President of 4-H Club. Honor student at FelicityFranklin and Grant Career Center. Class president since seventh grade.


Jacob Fry, Felicity-Franklin, senior - Soccer, basketball, tennis. First-team SBAAC in soccer for coach Vicki Wehrum. 10th leading scorer in Tri-state. Varsity basketball for coach Damon Smith. First-team SBAAC in tennis as a sophomore and junior with senior awards pending for

coach Ralph Adams. Trevor Shouse, FelicityFranklin, senior - Soccer, basketball, tennis. Two-year letter winner in soccer. SBAAC first team. Four-year letter winner in basketball. Ranked in the top 30 in Cincinnati in offense and defense for the 2011-2012 season. SBAAC first team. Four-year letter winner and SBAAC first team in tennis. Made it to district finals in 2011, first time in school history. Honor society at Grant Career Center. 4-H member for 13 years. Involved with Clermont County Junior Fairboard and Clermont County Meat Goat Association. Matt Small, Bethel-Tate, senior - Football, basketball, track. Second-team SBAAC receiver as a junior, first team as senior. One of the leading scorers on the Tigers’ basketball team until his season was curtailed due to injury. SBAAC first-team high jumper for track team after being discovered in Bethel-Tate parking lot jumping over a car. Went on to finish third at the state meet with a leap of 6’5”. Personal best is 6’6” at a meet in Wilmington. Small stands 5’11”. Has attracted interest from the University of Cincinnati. Dylan Torok, Bethel-Tate, senior - Soccer, Cross country. Three-year varsity player in soccer for coach Dave Schellenberger. First-team SBAAC senior year. 27th in Tri-state in scoring with 15 goals and six assists from midfield position. Also ran cross country for coach Pam Taylor during soccer season with a personal best of19:03. Will attend Shawnee State to major in sociology and play soccer.



» Bethel-Tate beat Goshen 13-3 in six innings April 23. Tyler Hacker got his sixth win and Nick Marshall was 4-4, driving in four runs. On April 25, Hacker went to 7-0 as Bethel-Tate beat New Richmond 12-2 in five innings. He also was 3-4 with two runs batted in.


» Felicity-Franklin beat East Clinton 16-1 in five innings April 23. Montana Wear struck out 11 and drove in three runs. Jordan White and Whitney Grooms also drove in three runs each. The Lady Cardinals beat East Clinton again on April 24, 8-2. Wear struck out 11 and Kelsey Mitchell was 2-4 with a triple and run batted in. On April 25, Wear struck out14 as Felicity-Franklin blanked Williamsburg 8-0. The Lady Cardinals blanked Loveland 7-0 on April 27 as Wear struck out 12 and homered. » Bethel-Tate lost to New Richmond April 25, 10-6. Jessica Cahill was 2-2 in the defeat.


» Felicity-Franklin beat East Clinton 4-1 April 24 as Brian McRae, Ricardo Magnago and Mack Hayden won singles matches.

Girls track

» Bethel-Tate’s Lauren Stacy was the field event MVP at the Anderson Invitational April 27 after winning the shot put and finishing second in the discus.

Boys track

» At the Anderson Invitational April 27, Bethel-Tate’s Erik Shinkle won the 110 and 300 hurdles and Matt Small won the high jump.

Tigers, Cardinals feature state experience By Scott Springer

‘Where did this kid come from?’ Small has received interest from UC and may eventually sign. For now, the sky’s the limit. “If my ankle gets fully healed, I’m thinking 6’8”,” Small said.

BETHEL — This portion of Clermont County has the distinction of having three state-caliber track athletes competing in meets this season that have experienced the pomp and circumstance of Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus. At Bethel-Tate, Lauren Stacy was eighth in the state in the shot put and 13th in discus as a sophomore. Her teammate, Matt Small, took third in the high jump as junior. Meanwhile, at FelicityFranklin, Arica Stutz missed going her sophomore year, but did make it in the 100 hurdles as a freshman in 2010. Recently, that trio of talent was together at an April invitational to update The Bethel Journal on their progress.

Lauren Stacy

After finishing as district champ in the shot put and discus in her debut season at BethelTate, Stacy has continued her success in the area throwing pits. As of presstime, her worst outdoor performance was third place in the discus April 21. Outside of that event, Stacy’s name has been at the top at each meet she’s participated in. “I like winning,” Stacy said. Instead of playing football for her father, Wayne, as she did in 2010 (offensive line), Lauren Stacy took the fall to work on her craft. She wrapped up a busy indoor winter season in the middle of March, participating in the weight throw and shot. At one stop in Cedarville she heaved the round steel ball 40’6”. “I think shot is where my forte

Arica Stutz

Felicity-Franklin's Arica Stutz is all smiles after winning the high jump at Bethel-Tate April 16. SCOTT

Matt Small easily clears the bar at 6' at Bethel-Tate's home meet April 16. Small was third in the state meet last year with a leap of 6'5." SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY

Lauren Stacy heaves the discus for Bethel-Tate April 16 at a home meet. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY




is,” Stacy said. “I’m still working on disc; it’s a work in progress. I’m hoping to be 43’ in shot by state and 135’ in disc.” Those totals would put her in with the cream of the crop in Division III at the state meet, an experience she hopes to enjoy once again as a junior. “It was fun,” Stacy said. “It was one of the best experiences you could ever have. I was used to doing big meets from doing AAU as a child. It wasn’t totally nerveracking for me as I was used to being at big meets with my dad.” Wayne Stacy has coached college track and has supervised his daughter’s progress. He also had some hand in getting Lauren’s teammate Matt Small on the trip to the state meet last year. Lauren Stacy is open as far as her college interests. She lists schools in Iowa, Florida and

South Carolina as contacting her as well as Bowling Green, Ohio University, the University of Cincinnati and Wilmington. She’s also looked at Kent State and Grandview (Iowa - where the Stacy’s moved from). Though the early meets have resulted in consistent wins, she looks forward to tougher competition as the season progresses.

“It was right before a football game and I was playing basketball (outside),” Small said. “Jacob (Dickhaus) had his car there and they’re like, ‘Jump the car!’ I just went and jumped it.” He went from a compact car to clearing the bar at 6’5” in Columbus in a year’s time. Practice and track shoes proved their worth. “I cleared 6’ my first time in gym shoes,” Small said. “They were like, ‘That could win every meet!’ I have no form, so apparently I have to be able to jump.” Small’s personal best is 6’6” at a meet in Wilmington. While not your typical high jumper, Small’s heard from most college coaches that improved form could soar him further upward. “Some people say I look like one (high jumper),” Small said. “Last year, no one thought I was good and then I’d jump and it was,

Matt Small

At 5’10”, Small’s weight appears to be up from the 130 pounds and change it was during football season. His ankle is also healing from an injury during Bethel-Tate’s basketball season, where the young Tiger can easily dunk. When healthy, Small’s frame has the ability to do curious things. To the best of his recollection, the first car jump was a 1997 Ford Probe.

It’s been written before, but junior Arica Stutz practices on a Felicity-Franklin team that has four hurdles, no high jump bar and no track. “We run around the parking lot,” Stutz said. “I also can’t practice high jump. I think our bar just broke on accident. It’s also hard to practice hurdles on concrete.” Because of that, Stutz usually travels to Bethel to use their facilities. Despite the setbacks and inconveniences, Stutz has personal bests of 15.76 in the 100 hurdles, 5’1” in the high jump and 15’ in the long jump. Her mother was a hurdler, as was one of her sisters. Now, Arica Stutz has all of the family records. The coach of the Ohio Collegiate Athletic Conference champion UC Clermont, Mike Mathews, is familiar with her basketball work and coaches her older sisters Cayla and Marisa. “I know he really wants me to come to Clermont and play,” she said. “I know my major (architectural engineering) should be my main focus, but track will be the deciding factor in choosing.” Unfortunately, UC Clermont does not offer track. If they did, Arica Stutz might be open to grabbing rebounds again. Lauren Stacy, Matt Small and Arica Stutz will be in competition again at the SBAAC meet at Amelia High School May 8-9.



LETTER TO THE EDITOR Earlier this month, John Corbin, director of highway maintenance in Washington Township, succumbed to cancer at too young an age (55). John was a good and decent man admired and respected by all who came in contact with him. He had the knack of making friends out of strangers and adding these new friends to his huge extended family. It has been said that a good man can be measured by his many little, nameless acts of kindness and love. Those of us who experienced John Corbin’s charm over the years, perceptively understood that he was a very good man. Tom Dix Moscow

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A disaster has hit our community causing destruction and even death from this terrible tornado.

Many are still suffering from the loss of their homes, loss of income, loss of the ability to work. On Thursday, May 3, there will be a “God and Country” Concert at the Bandstand by the river in New Richmond, beginning at 6:30 p.m. At 7 p.m. we will have a prayer service with Bible reading and prayer for those suffering in our community. Those attending are asked to bring food donations and nonperishable items that will be given to our local food pantry. For those who would like to make a cash donation, we’ll have a box. That evening we’ll recognize all of the volunteers who’ve worked so tirelessly to restore and rebuild Moscow. We ask God to bless them and to bless America.

Libbie Bennett, Prayer Service Coordinator Vickie Hall, God & Country Coordinator New Richmond

Some with Social Security pay taxes Question: I recently received my 1099. Does that mean I’m going to have to pay taxes on my Social Security benefits? Answer: If you file a federal tax return as an “individual” and your total income is more than $25,000, then the answer is yes: you will have to pay federal taxes on your benefits. If you file a joint return and you and your spouse have a total income more than $32,000, you will be expected to pay federal taxes, as well. If your taxable income is below those thresholds, there is no need to pay taxes on your Social Security benefits. If you need to pay taxes on a portion of your benefits, you will need your SSA-1099. This form shows the total amount of benefits received in the previous year and is used to find out whether any benefits are subject to tax. You will need to submit it when you complete your federal income tax return. You already should have received your SSA-1099 for tax year 2011 in the mail - they were automatically mailed to all beneficiaries by January 31. If you receive Social Security and have not yet received a Form SSA-1099, you can request a replacement online at Or you can call Social Security’s toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213 (TTY, 1-800-325-0778) and ask a replacement SSA-1099 be mailed to you. If you would like more information about paying taxes on your Social Security benefits, visit and read Publication Number 915, Social

Security and Equivalent Railroad Retirement Benefits. You also can call the Internal Revenue Service Shauna toll-free at Gardenhire 1-800-829-3676 COMMUNITY PRESS (TTY, 1-800GUEST COLUMNIST 829-4059). Question: Can I have federal taxes withheld from my Social Security check? Answer: Although you are not required to have federal taxes withheld from your Social Security benefit, you may find that easier than paying quarterly estimated tax payments. To have federal taxes withheld, or to change your original withholding request, you will need to: » Complete IRS Form W-4V. » Select the percentage (7, 10, 15, or 25 percent) of your monthly benefit amount you want withheld. » Sign and return the form to your local Social Security office by mail or in person. You may obtain IRS Form W-4V from the IRS Website at fw4v.pdf or by calling the IRS toll-free number, 1-800-829-3676. You may also obtain the form by calling Social Security at 1-800772-1213 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Social Security is not authorized to withhold state taxes, if any, from your benefit payment.

Shuana Gardenhire is the manager of the Batavia Social Security Office.

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CH@TROOM April 25 question:

Do you think the recent scandals involving the Secret Service and General Services Administration is an example of a federal government that is too large and bureaucratic? “No. It is an example of a lack of morality of people in general. “This is a disgrace on the men who have passed some of the highest security checks. This was shameful. The thing that is worrisome is that this was probably not the first time and it must have been ignored. It has nothing to do with government being too big.” K.L.S. “In spite of the fact that the Republican Party has made criticism of our government their core message, and in spite of the fact that our government does do things terribly wrong from time to time, the U.S. government is rather lean compared to most of the rest of the developed world. “The trouble with the oversimplification that the Republicans have wallowed in for some decades is that we have lost a significant part of our ability to have a functional national dialogue about real problems. “It is more important for people in this nation to understand that every Republican candidate for president, and almost every member of Congress and the U.S. Senate in that party is dead set on the same type of austerity measures which doubled the length of the Great Depression in the U.S., and made it even worse in Europe, back in the 1930s. “Now Europe is dominated by people who demonize government spending, and their current recession is much worse than ours, but we have a lot of people clamoring for more bad times. “President Bush, who is no hero in my book, understood economic stimulus. President Obama has done so, and saved countless jobs, and created a platform for growth which might not have existed, and which is still fragile. “Listen to the people who say that we need a long-term program for fiscal responsibility and a short term investment in our infrastructure. These are the people who will guide us out of the smoke and rubble. “And when an alcoholic or a troubled soul emerges from this great nation’s government and does something intolerable blame the individual and fix the problems. Don’t pretend that it is an indictment of the whole complex organization that keeps us going. N.F. “No, these scandals are not caused by big bureaucratic government, they are caused by individuals and managers who exhibit incredibly bad judgment. “That such people are in charge may be the result of an organization that has gotten too big to police itself, but the explanation I favor is poor or nonexistent leadership at the top. President Harry Truman proclaimed ‘The buck stops here,’ but in today’s White House that concept has been replaced with ‘Don’t blame me.’” R.V. “This question is almost rhetorical. The Secret Service falls under the jurisdiction of the Treasury Department, so where does the accountability fall, on

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the Secret Service, or the Treasury Department? “The federal government is too large and bureaucratic in many ways. There are more commissions, sub commissions, and committees in our government than one can imagine. If corporate America ran like this, you could imagine what this country would be like today?” O.H.R. “Everything about our government is too large and bureaucratic. I don’t think that this is what our founding fathers had in mind when the government was first set up. “As far as the Secret Service goes, I guess no part of government on either side is beyond corruption.” D.D. “I am so disappointed with the Secret Service. I have had the upmost respect for them for a lifetime. I can’t imagine what would have lead them so far from their mission to represent the United States and the president with the dignity we all expect. “I don’t think it has anything to do with government getting too big. I think it was poor judgment and not thinking through the repercussions. Maybe there is too much stress and expectations are too high. Regardless, I think everyone involved should be fired and their actions not tolerated now or in the future.” E.E.C. “I don’t think government is currently too big. “I think there is a push by the Republican party to paint that picture, however when they were in power they had scandals and big government abusing the people’s tax base. Two unfunded wars, tax entitlements for the wealthy, in terms of the Bush tax cuts, and not amending the carried interest tax law, no-bid contracts to companies connected to the administration. “So graft and misuse of funds cuts both ways in both parties and with these being the freshest scandals in Washington, they’ll be painted by some as government’s misuse of their power and the people’s taxes. “Government needs to be a size that will create an environment where people can get an education, job training, and have private industry regulations and safe guards in place so worker’s are not abuse or taken advantage of. “I think the current issue is that government is in a standoff on both sides so maybe we need to shrink government by shrinking the egos and inflexibility of those in Congress. I think that is where I would start to try to shrink government.” I.P. “Absolutely. And like the iceberg that sank the Titanic, you don’t see the whole picture. “The biggest problem with ‘the government’ is that there really isn’t much oversight, and many, if not all, government

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agencies act as if they are not answerable or accountable to anyone. “In the private sector (at least to a certain extent) if employees mess up they risk being fired. If companies mess up they risk being prosecuted, and certainly risk their financial stability and survival. “Not so with the government, i.e., witness our president. He seems to think he can do anything, and is even counting on being re-elected in November.” Bill B. Would it were that simple. These actions may be immoral or unethical, but they are not illegal. Contrast them with alleged bribes by Wal-Mart, false accounting by Lehman Bros. or pedophile priests all of which involve illegal actions. “You are lead to the conclusion that our society thinks ‘it’s OK if I can get away with it’; that ‘accountability is for others, but I should be forgiven’. Despite the high moral image we have, and like to project abroad, of American society the actions of all these “knuckleheads” project a very different image, and actions speak louder than words! “The saddest part is that students of history will note that such actions in the past have preceded the decline and fall of empires. We have been warned!” D.R. “Yes, and not only that, what ever happened to ‘The buck stops here’? I’m amazed that apparently no one’s mother taught them to fess up when they’re wrong. “I’d have much more respect if someone admitted to wrong doing and took their punishment without whining that it was someone else’s fault.” J.K.

April 18 question:

Do you believe pastor and author Rick Warren’s assertion that dogs and cats go to heaven? Why or why not? “I do believe that dogs, cats and other animals can go to Heaven, but not in the same way as humans. Humans have a body and a soul, the body dies and the soul, if God wills it goes to Heaven. Animals do not have souls, when they die, that’s it. But, if a soul in Heaven wills for their beloved animal to be with them in Heaven, then the animal can go to Heaven. So, not all animals go to Heaven.” J.L. “If there are going to be animals in heaven we may have read about it in the Bible, Mr. Warren might be right but there is no certain evidence that he is. Heaven was created for God’s chosen people, and if He also chooses for animals then we may also see some dinosaurs there. What a great place it will be. I think I’ll trust God for His choices.” D.D. “Yes, I believe that God does have a plan for all living things. I am not sure what his plan is for the dog two doors down that continues to wake me up multiple times each week. Or maybe it should be the owner that fears a little hell and damnation.” M.A.F.

Bethel Journal Editor Theresa L. Herron, 248-7128 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.



Lily Williford of Williamsburg celebrates winning the first place People’s Choice Award for her invention, The Mud Caper, which can be used to remove mud from boots.


Eric Riedel of Bethel won the second place People's Choice Award for "Eric's Exploding Dog Toy Launcher." PROVIDED


Nathan Ball of Bethel won the Most Amusing Invention Award for "Balloon Plane." PROVIDED

STEM students showcase inventions


Amanda Bush of Williamsburg won an Inventor's Log Award for "Exit Clean." PROVIDED

Gracie Smith of Bethel won the Extra Effort Award for "Shower Power." PROVIDED

Kati Jurgens of Williamsburg won the Money-Saving Invention Award for "Kati's Waste-Not." PROVIDED

Where can individuals be found who think creatively, invent new products and have big smiles on their faces? The Clermont County Gifted STEM Center. Students from Bethel-Tate and Williamsburg local schools attending gifted classes at the center recently participated in the 2012 Invention Convention, where students displayed their own original inventions. The students studied the engineering design process. This involves asking questions about a problem in the world, and then imagining, planning, creating and improving their solutions. Students also learned techniques for thinking more creatively. They designed and created their original inventions and developed elevator pitches to promote their products. An elevator pitch is a short presentation designed to get someone interested in your project in the amount of time it takes for the elevator to get to your floor. At an evening event, the students displayed their work, delivered their elevator pitches, and were rewarded for their extra efforts.

Drew McKibben of Williamsburg built a “TIO,” a two-in-one sweeping system. PROVIDED

Brett Jones of Bethel won a third-place People's Choice Award for his "Granny's Terrific Towel." PROVIDED

Abby Hill of Bethel received the Inventor's Log Award for her "Pow Wow Umbrella Cover." PROVIDED

Madison Neth of Williamsburg won the Elevator Pitch Award for "X-Hear Phones." PROVIDED


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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, MAY 3 Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 513-379-4900. Anderson Township.

Home & Garden Building Better Soil through Worm Composting, 7-8:30 p.m., Clermont County Fairgrounds, 1000 Locust St., 4-H Hall. Learn how to let the worms do the work of making compost for you. Includes dessert for children. For ages 7 and up. $10, free for children. 513732-7070, ext. 13. Owensville. Plant Exchange, Noon, Goshen Branch Library, 6678 Ohio 132, Bring plant from your garden and exchange it for another plant. Bring plant in pot or container. Label plant with name and any other useful information. Ages 18 and up. Free. 513-722-1221. Goshen. Plant Exchange, Noon-5 p.m., New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd., Bring plant from your garden and exchange it for another plant. Bring plant in pot or container. Label plant with name and any other useful information. Ages 18 and up. Free. 513-553-0570. New Richmond.

Literary - Book Clubs Thursday Afternoon Book Club, 1:30-2:30 p.m., MilfordMiami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, “State of Wonder” by Ann Patchett. Large print copies of each book are available. Free. 513-248-0700. Milford.

Literary - Libraries Teen Writing Group, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Union Township Branch Library, 4450 Glen Este-Withamsville Road, Share thoughts, writing and snacks with other local young writers. Ages 7-12. Free. Registration required. 513-528-1744. Union Township. Creative Writing Group, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Teens and adults. Free. 513-7241070. Williamsburg.

Literary - Story Times BabyTime, 10:30-11 a.m., New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd., Interactive story time with parent and children birth to 18 months. Tickle time, lullaby rhymes, songs and short stories to introduce your child to literature. Free. Registration required. 513-553-0570. New Richmond.

Music - World Community Drum Circle, 7-9 p.m., Riverside Coffee Mill, 177 S. Riverside Drive, With Bob Laake. Plenty of extra Djembe drums to participate. Free. 513-732-2326; Batavia.

On Stage - Student Theater Oliver, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Turpin High School, 2650 Bartels Road, Musical. $10. Presented by Turpin Theater. 513-232-7770, ext. 2820; Anderson Township.

Pets Family Night: Free Dog Park, 6-9:30 p.m., KennelResorts, 5825 Meadowview Drive, Cedar Grove Dog Park. All dogs welcome. Dog owners required to bring proof of dog’s vaccinations. Family friendly. Free. Through Aug. 30. 513-831-7297; Milford.

Shopping Loveland Bridal Expo, 5-9 p.m., Oasis Golf Club and Conference Center, 902 Loveland-Miamiville Road, Imperial Ballroom. More than 50 experienced wedding professionals showcase products and services. Appetizers, cocktails, fashion show, ballroom dancing, cash prize, resort giveaway and more. $5, $2.50 advance. Presented by Ohio Bridal Expos - Claiborne Productions. 937-748-0247; Loveland.

FRIDAY, MAY 4 Business Seminars Job Search Learning Labs, 1-2:45 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. 513-

474-3100; Anderson Township.

tools they use to survive. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 513-521-7275; Anderson Township.

Dining Events Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes cole slaw and French fries. Carryout available. $5.50 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 513575-2102. Milford.

On Stage - Theater Capisce!, 6:30-10 p.m., Milford Christian Church, $30 couple, $20 per person. Registration required. 513-831-0196; Miami Township.


Home & Garden Plant Exchange, Noon, Goshen Branch Library, Free. 513-7221221. Goshen. Plant Exchange, Noon-5 p.m., New Richmond Branch Library, Free. 513-553-0570. New Richmond.

Literary - Libraries Used Book Fair, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Goshen Branch Library, 6678 Ohio 132, Used fiction and nonfiction books and audio/ visual materials for adults, teens and children. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 513-722-1221. Goshen.

On Stage - Student Theater Oliver, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Turpin High School, $10. 513-232-7770, ext. 2820; Anderson Township.

On Stage - Theater Capisce!, 6:30-10 p.m., Milford Christian Church, 844 Ohio 131, Family Life Center. Dinner theater. Set in 1930s Chicago, follow Detective Thursday as he tried to discover who is out to get suspected crime boss, Tony the Tough. For ages 14 and up. $30 couple, $20 per person. Registration required. Through May 6. 513-831-0196; Miami Township.

Saturday, May 5 Art & Craft Classes Unconventional Chain Mail Jewelry: Book Signing, Noon-3 p.m., AllyBeads Jewelry & Gifts, 16 Main St., Meet author, Laura Poplin, as she signs copies of her new book, “Unconventional Chain Mail Jewelry.” Book features technique tutorial in each chapter and covers five basic weaves: Euro, Byzantine, Unbalanced Euro, Japanese and Chrysanthemum. Free. 513-831-8300; Milford.

Benefits Friends of the Fair, 7 p.m.midnight, Clermont County Fairgrounds, 1000 Locust St., Multi-Purpose Building. Dinner, dancing, silent auction and cake auction. Family friendly. Benefits Hog Barn and Show Arena funding. $25 per couple, $15, $5 ages 9-18, free ages 8 and under. 513-262-3229; Owensville.

Clubs & Organizations Clermont County Genealogical Society Meeting, 1 p.m., Doris Wood Branch Library, 180 S. Third St., Program: Brick Walls. Finding it difficult to find some of your ancestors’ parents? Members discuss ways they have overcome those problems. Free, visitors welcome. Presented by Clermont County Genealogical Society. 513-723-3423; http:// Batavia.

Education eBooks 101, 2-3 p.m., Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St., Basics of eBooks. Cover the Ohio eBook project, what you need to get started, choosing a device and basic searching. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 513-752-5580. Amelia.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 513-379-4900. Anderson Township. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, 135 N. Union St., Zumba fitness and Zumba Gold classes. $5. Presented by Kimberley “KC” Coniglio. 513-240-5180; Bethel.

Exhibits Exploring History Through Textiles, 1-4:30 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive, Quilts on display on loan and from GLHSM collection. 513-6835692; www.lovelandmuseu-

St. Andrew Church, 552 Main St. in Milford, is hosting a Perennial Plant Sale and Flea Market from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 5. For more information, call 831-3353. FILE PHOTO Loveland.

Films Ring Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto Fight Live, 9 p.m., Rave Cinemas Milford 16, 500 Rivers Edge Drive, Floyd “Money” Mayweather battles Miguel Cotto, who will attempt to defend his WBA Super Welterweight World title. This is a step up in weight for Mayweather. With WBC Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez, from Mexico, as he takes on six-time World Champion Sugar Shane Mosley. Rated: Not rated (2 hours 30 minutes). $15, plus fees. Presented by Fathom Events. 513-248-2169; Milford.

Historic Sites Open House, 1-4 p.m., Ross Gowdy House Museum, 125 George St., House built around 1853 during New Richmond’s most prosperous era of steamboat manufacturing. Demonstrates local architecture and displays of historical items. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Historic New Richmond. 513-543-9149. New Richmond.

Home & Garden Granny’s Spring Plant & Herb Sale, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road, Granny’s Garden School. Annual, perennial, herb and vegetable plants for the home and professional gardener. Free food from the Art Institute of Ohio-Cincinnati and Mark Metcalf from VegHead. Garden experts will be on hand both days to answer questions. Workshops available. Free. Presented by Granny’s Garden School. 513-324-2873; Loveland. Perennial Plant Sale and Flea Market, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Andrew Church, 552 Main St., Assortment of inexpensive perennials and bulbs. Craft items, dishes, collectibles, antiques, unique items and more. Benefits St. Andrew Church. Free. 513-831-3353. Milford. Plant Exchange, Noon, Goshen Branch Library, Free. 513-7221221. Goshen. Plant Exchange, Noon-5 p.m., New Richmond Branch Library, Free. 513-553-0570. New Richmond. Spring Plant Sale, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road, Select from wide array of tomato plants, annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs and compost by the bucket. Free. Presented by Granny’s Garden School. 513-324-2873; Loveland.

Literary - Crafts Fancy Nancy Tea Party, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Bethel Branch Library, 611 W. Plane St., Wear your fanciest clothes for pictures, stories, wand making and fancy dessert. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. 513-734-2619; Bethel.

Literary - Libraries Used Book Fair, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Goshen Branch Library, 513-7221221. Goshen. Quilt Show Open House Reception, 2 p.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 LovelandMadeira Road, Refreshments. Music by Wild Carrot and the Roots Band. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 513-369-4476; www.cincinna-

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Music - Bluegrass Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers, 7-10 p.m., Front Street Cafe, 120 Front St., Bluegrass, acoustic and Americana music by all-female band. Includes book release party for Trina Emig’s new instructional banjo book, “Becoming Banjo Worthy.” Family friendly. Free. Resewrvations recommended. 513-553-4800; New Richmond.

Music - Choral Praise and Hallelujahs, 7-9 p.m., Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, 7515 Forest Road, Cincinnati Choral Society. Celebrating renovation of sanctuary and installation of pipe organ. Program features organ soloist Dr. Danny Stover. Spirituals by William Dawson and Otto Olsson’s Te Deum with AHUMC Chancel Choir, organ and strings. Dr. Douglas K. Belland, conductor. $15, $10 students and seniors. Presented by Cincinnati Choral Society. 513-784-2379; Anderson Township.

Music - R&B Spring Fling, 8-11:30 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7820 Beechmont Ave., Music by Soul Pocket. Dancing begins at 8 p.m. Light appetizers, sodas and water provided. Cash bar. Ages 18 and up. Benefits Cultural Center of Batahola, Managua, Nicaragua and Our Lady of the Mountains, Staunton, KY.. $25, $20 advance. 513-388-4466. Anderson Township.

Nature Full Moon Hike, 8:30 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 513-521-7275; Anderson Township.

On Stage - Student Theater Oliver, 2-4 p.m. and 7:30-9:30 p.m., Turpin High School, $10. 513-232-7770, ext. 2820; Anderson Township.

On Stage - Theater Capisce!, 6:30-10 p.m., Milford Christian Church, $30 couple, $20 per person. Registration required. 513-831-0196; Miami Township.

Pets Dog Wash, Noon-4 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, Members of Clough United Methodist Jamaica mission Team wash dogs of all sizes and breeds. Benefits church mission trip to Kingdom Builders

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ABOUT CALENDAR Loveland. Used Book and Magazine Fair, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Union Township Branch Library, 4450 Glen EsteWithamsville Road, Used fiction and nonfiction books, magazines and audio/visual materials available for adults, teens and children. Free. 513-528-1744. Union Township.

Singles Night: Free Dog Park, 6-9:30 p.m., KennelResorts, 5825 Meadowview Drive, Cedar Grove Dog Park. Single adults ages 21 and up welcome to share love of dogs with other single adults. Dog owners required to bring proof of dog’s vaccinations. Free. Through Sept. 2. 513-831-7297; Milford.

Ministries in Jamaica next summer. Family friendly. Donations accepted. 513-231-4301. Anderson Township. Puppy Play: Free Dog Park, 1-3 p.m., KennelResorts, 5825 Meadowview Drive, Cedar Grove Dog Park. For puppies up to age one. All puppies must have completed, at minimum, their second round of puppy shots. Family friendly. Free. 513-831-7297; Milford. Puppy Social, 10-11 a.m., All Creatures Animal Hospital, 1894 Ohio Pike, Puppies socialize with other pups under supervision of professional trainers at indoor facility. Free. 513-797-7397; Amelia.

Senior Citizens Super Senior Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, Vendors provide information in all areas of senior living: health and wellness, social groups and activities. Includes chair volleyball tournament. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Miami Township Parks and Recreation. 513-248-3727. Miami Township.

Shopping Community Garage Sale, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Anderson Township, , Locations scattered throughout township. List of times and locations available online. Free. 513-688-8400. Anderson Township.

SUNDAY, MAY 6 Dance Classes Belly Dance Classes with Maali Shaker, 2-4 p.m., Dance Etc., 5985 Meijer Drive, Beginner/Intro Technique 2-3 p.m. Choreography Class 3-4 p.m. Choreography participants have opportunity to perform in Cincinnati Belly Dance Convention show Aug. 18. $18 both classes; $12 one class. Registration required. Presented by Maali Shaker Egyptian Dance. 513-576-1400; Milford.

Exhibits Exploring History Through Textiles, 1-4:30 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 513-683-5692; Loveland.

Home & Garden Granny’s Spring Plant & Herb Sale, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, Rita Heikenfeld will share her extensive knowledge about herbs 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. 513-324-2873; Loveland. Plant Exchange , Noon, Goshen Branch Library, Free. 513-7221221. Goshen. Plant Exchange, Noon-5 p.m., New Richmond Branch Library, Free. 513-553-0570. New Richmond.

Nature Predators in the Sky, 2 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Take an up close look at hawks and owls and the

Square Dance Lessons, 7-9 p.m., Mount Moriah United Methodist Church, 681 Mount Moriah Drive, Ages 8 and up. Instructor: Sharon Murphy, licensed square dance caller. $5. Presented by Beechmont Squares Dance Club. 513-8716010. Withamsville.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 513-379-4900. Anderson Township. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, $5. 513-240-5180; Bethel.

Home & Garden Container Gardening, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St., Martha Jane Zeigler, local gardener, discusses types of containers to use, what plants work best in containers, how to care for them and more. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 513-752-5580; Amelia. Plant Exchange, Noon, Goshen Branch Library, Free. 513-7221221. Goshen. Plant Exchange, Noon-5 p.m., New Richmond Branch Library, Free. 513-553-0570. New Richmond.

Literary - Book Clubs Book Chat, 6-8 p.m., Union Township Branch Library, 4450 Glen Este-Withamsville Road, “I Don’t Know How She Does It” by Allison Pearson. Copies of book available for checkout. Ages 18 and up. Free. 513-5281744. Union Township.

Literary - Crafts Crochet Group, 6-7:30 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Evening of crochet. Learn basic crochet stitches and how to read and follow crochet patterns. For 12 and up. Free. 513-724-1070; Williamsburg.

Literary - Libraries Introduction to eBooks, 7-8 p.m., Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, Teens and adults learn about Ohio eBook Project, statewide consortium of libraries that jointly provide free downloadable eBooks, eAudiobooks, music and video. Free. Registration required. 513-248-0700. Milford. Used Book and Magazine Fair, Noon-8 p.m., Union Township Branch Library, Free. 513-5281744. Union Township.

Music - Cabaret Sinatra Night, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Tong’s Thai Restaurant, 1055 Main St., With Matt Snow, “The Cincinnati Sinatra.” Dinner available starting at 4:30 p.m. Family friendly. Free. 513-2482999. Milford.

TUESDAY, MAY 8 Civic Board of Park Commissioners Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Juilfs Park, 8249 Clough Pike, Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 513-474-0003, ext. 5096. Anderson Township. Farmers Market Loveland Farmers’ Market, 3-7 p.m., Loveland Station, W. Loveland Avenue, E. Broadway and Second Streets, 513-6830491; Loveland.



Celebrate Derby with hot brown and mint juleps You don’t have to live on the south side of the Ohio River to know the first Saturday in May is Kentucky Derby Day. Some of the fastest horses in the world compete in the famous race for the distinction of wearing a necklace of roses. It’s also a Rita big party Heikenfeld day – counRITA’S KITCHEN try ham, fried apples, biscuits, spoon bread, green salad, fresh mint juleps and lemonade with mint.

Legendary Hot Brown

From the Brown Hotel in Louisville. This is the real deal – I called the hotel and verified the recipe. The photo is from the restaurant. They were so accommodating. I don’t know if I can wait until Derby Day to make this. The notes in parentheses are mine. Ingredients (makes two hot browns): 2 oz. butter (¼ cup) 2 oz. all-purpose flour (½ cup) 1 qt. heavy cream (I’d use whipping cream) ½ cup pecorino Romano cheese, plus 1 tbsp. for garnish Salt and pepper to taste 14 oz. sliced roasted turkey breast 2 slices of Texas toast (crust trimmed) 4 slices of crispy bacon 2 Roma tomatoes, sliced in half Paprika, parsley

In a two-quart saucepan, melt butter and slowly whisk in flour until combined and forms a thick paste (roux). Continue to cook roux for two minutes over medium-low heat, stirring frequently. Whisk whipping cream into the roux and cook over medium heat until the cream begins to simmer, about 2-3 minutes. Remove sauce from heat and slowly whisk in pecorino Romano cheese until the Mornay sauce is smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. For each hot brown, place one slice of toast in an oven-safe dish and

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Hot browns from the Brown Hotel in Louisville are quintessential Derby Day fare. THANKS TO THE BROWN HOTEL.

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cover with 7 ounces of turkey. Take two halves of Roma tomato and set them alongside the base of turkey and toast. Next, pour one half of the Mornay sauce to completely cover the dish. Sprinkle with additional pecorino Romano cheese. Place entire dish under a broiler until cheese begins to brown and bubble. Remove from broiler, cross two pieces of crispy bacon on top, sprinkle with paprika and parsley, and serve immediately.

Mint juleps

Make a simple syrup: combine 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar and a generous 1/2 cup roughly chopped spearmint leaves in a pan. Bring to a boil and cook until sugar dissolves. Let cool, then strain. Fill your frozen goblets (or even regular glasses, not frozen) with crushed ice and pour about 4 oz. bourbon and 1/4 cup mint syrup in each. Go to taste on this! Top each with a sprig of mint and a straw which has been trimmed to barely come up to the top of the cups.

Tip from Rita’s kitchen

Spearmint or peppermint – which is best for juleps? There’s always a debate about this. Spearmint is traditional, and sweeter than peppermint. Peppermint contains a lot of men-

thol, which makes it taste stronger. Peppermint is used in a lot of medicines and also in toothpastes, peppermint candies and chewing gum. Spearmint is much milder in flavor and used more in the culinary area. It used to flavor chewing gum and candy.

Rita’s clone of Kentucky Derby pie

Authentic Kentucky Derby pie is a closely guarded secret and even the name is copyrighted. Probably my most-requested recipe this time of year. Start with an unbaked pie crust.

The Taste of Northern Cincinnati had almost 1,000 guests to a yummy diversity of food, fun, family and friends. “What a great event! Delicious food, happy people, and a fun time,” said Ed Cunningham, who reflected the feelings of many. “It exceeded all expectations,” Debbie King said. “We loved the single entry price as opposed to paying per taste. Getting to vote for the best awards added a fun participatory element beyond eating.” All indoors and for one small cost, “…what an awesome concept and you pulled it off magnificently,” said Kelly Meyers. Restaurants presented guests with generous portions of their specialties, while vying for awards in five categories. Sharonville Chamber President Rich Arnold said “…every restaurant here is a winner. The satisfied expressions on each guests face said it all!” Each guest had ballots to vote in all five categories. The winners are: » Best appetizer: Savory Cupcakes presented by Golden Rule Catering,

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38 E. Main St., Amelia, OH, 45102; (513) 753-3671; » Best salad: Asian Salad presented by Elements Conference and Event Centre, 11794 Lebanon Road, Cincinnati, OH, 45241; 325-1112; » Best entrée: Pecan Chicken presented by Manor House Restaurant (on the campus of Maple Knoll Village), 11100 Springfield Pike, Springdale, OH, 45246; 782-2429; www.manor

» Best dessert: Brulee Cheesecake presented by Parkers Blue Ash Tavern, 4200 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH, 45242; 891-8300; » People’s Choice: Elements Conference and Event Centre, 11794 Lebanon Road, Cincinnati, OH, 45241; 325-1112; “Congratulations to the winners and to all of our restaurants. The Sharonville Chamber looks forward to next year’s Taste of Northern Cincinnati,” Arnold said.

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat eggs and then beat in sugar, corn syrup, butter and vanilla. Stir in bourbon, nuts and chocolate. Bake about 40-55 minutes or until filling is puffed and crust is golden. Cool and serve with whipped cream. Store in refrigerator.


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Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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it,” Donna said. Since they owned the condo outright there should be no problem Howard getting a Ain loan on the HEY HOWARD! property but “the bank manager called to say there was a lien against the property that was put there after

the title search for the closing was done and it was against my husband,” Donna said. They were told the lien is from a Capital One judgment but David said he never had an account there. So, they checked with the county clerk of court. Donna said, “She sent me a copy of the original judgment from Butler County. It said the lien is to be placed against David M. Allen who lives

in Middletown. We never lived in Middletown.” In addition to that document, the clerk also gave the Allens a mistaken identity affidavit and told David to fill it out and send it to Capital One. He did, but “we’ve never heard anything back from them and I don’t even know whom to call anymore,” Donna said. Finally, Allen took that affidavit to her lender and then got approval for the line of credit on the condo, but it took an extra two weeks because of all the confusion. “This is not the first

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Fishing delayed by motor issues Howdy folks, Last week we built another raised bed and took the dirt out of a couple tractor tires, so if any one would like to have the tires to garden in, come and get them free. Thursday we got to go fishing. Now, I thought everything with the pontoon was ready. Well we got the license, put gas in the tank, charged the battery - everything looked good. We had minnows, the fishing tackle, put the pontoon in at the ramp, started the motor and backed out in the lake. Then Ruth Ann parked the truck and trailer. I parked the boat by the dock and the motor quit. I came to realize the bulb on the gas line was bad and wouldn’t pump gas to the motor. We then loaded the pontoon back on the trailer with the help of another boater. I have helped lots of other folks, so we had help when we needed it. We sure thank this young feller for his help. We went back home, took the gas line off and went down to Bethel Marine. I showed the young feller that is running the business what the trouble was and in a few minutes he had the right gas line and bulb that pumps the gas to the motor. I was at the business probably 15 minutes and was on my way back home to put the new line on the motor. Then pumped the bulb and put the rabbit ears on the motor to put water in. It started the motor and it was fine, so off we went back to the lake. As a friend of ours use to say, “I tella you boys,” if you need service on your boat or parts for it, stop at the Bethel Marine store on Ohio Pike. That feller knows his business and can get you going so

you can enjoy your boating. Their phone number is (513) 734BOAT or 2628. George Now I Rooks have OLE FISHERMAN talked about our problem with the boat. We got back on the lake and fished for a couple hours and caught some fine crappie, got home, cleaned the fish and Ruth Ann fried some for dinner, WOW!! Mark your calendar for the Fox Reunion. It will be held at the Monterey Baptist Church on Newtonsville-Hutchinson Road next to the Clermont Northeastern School. It is May 5 beginning at 6 p.m. there will be several groups singing. We were hoping to attend but it seems everybody has so much to do. We have a garden and herb plant sale at the Monroe Grange Hall that day from 9 a.m. till 3 p.m. Then the monthly card party there that evening beginning at 7 p.m. We have the bird feeders hanging so that we can watch them and Ruth Ann said the other evening she saw a Goldfinch feeding. We haven’t had any goldfinch since last fall and we miss watching them feed. It is so amazing how they change colors from summer yellow to fall brown then back to yellow. A friend of ours that will be 100 years young on June 7, used to say he had yellow birds. He is living in Oklahoma now

with his children so they can take care of him. Last week, as we were eating dinner, I saw a rose-breasted grosebeak at the feeder. By golly, that made our day. This is the first one this year. Ruth Ann said I guess we need to keep buying bird feed. We get ours from Carney’s Feed Mill. They mix their own bird feed. Last week, we went to Felicity and got a truck load of dowel rods. The company there makes drum sticks and dowel rods. These are the rejects that cannot be sold, so we make log bird houses out of them. We will have some of these at the Bethel Arts and Music Fest May 12 at Burke Park. Last weekend the Grant’s Farm and Greenhouses had their open house at all three of them. The one on Bucktown Road, the one on Ohio 131 and the one in the old Milford Shopping Center along U.S. 50. The crowd at the farm was good even with the chilly and damp weather. They have good plants, trees, shrubs and garden supplies. The employees are so helpful, you can get good service. Danny sure knows his business so stop at any of the places. After we left there Saturday, Ruth Ann and I stopped at the U. S. Grant Vocational School for their appreciation dinner here at the edge of Bethel. The meal was great as usual. The crowd was big. The greenhouse was busy with some great plants. They will be open until about two weeks before school is out.

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We always enjoy their event. The Forsee fellers are brothers, sure know their business of cooking. The students that attend the culinary classes sure are good. Now if you would like to stop for a noon meal they are open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. May 9 will be their last day for this school year to be open. We are still working on the tornado relief for the Bethel Lions Club. Giving out Kroger, Walmart, Home Depot and Lowe’s cards. The Goshen Lions Club and the Milford Kiwanas and the Clermont P.E.R.I. have given us donations to help. Now you thought I was forgetting the third party at our house. Well, you are wrong. Chessy is still keeping a watch on the birds. While we were at the Grants open house she was outside all day, so when we got home she sat on our laps till we went to bed. Then she slept in my chair all night. The Bethel churches will be joining together for the National Day of Prayer evening on May 3 at the Bethel United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. So come and pray for our country, world and community. Start your week by going to the house of worship of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God bless all. More later.

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The Lay Pastoral Ministry Program will offer two summer events designed to help parish and non-profit staff members recruit, equip and sustain an effective volunteer base. The Mobilizing Parish Volunteers, a workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 23, will provide an overview of the volunteer recruitment process from pre-work and theological underpinnings to the collaborative agreement or volunteer contract. The workshop will examine who volunteers, the most effective strategies for recruiting volunteers, the steps in a successful recruitment campaign, common mistakes in recruitment and how to create volunteer performance descriptions/ministry agreements that motivate volunteers and keep them accountable. The $75 fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and handouts. The workshop will be at the Bartlett Pastoral Center on Athenaeum’s main campus at 6616 Beechmont Ave. The workshop can be attended as a standalone event. It is required for students enrolling in the graduate elective course below. The course, “Recruiting, Motivating and Sustaining Parish Volunteers” is open to anyone with an undergraduate degree. The course, which earns three graduate credits, will begin with the workshop, “Mobilizing Parish Volunteers” June 23. For more information, contact Walt Schaefer at 233-6130.

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Church of the Good Samaritan

The church is having a high tea at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 12, at the church. Tickets are $20 per person. Contact Rita Buhler at 732-3743. Wear hats and have fun. The church is at 25 Amelia Olive Branch Road, Amelia; 753-4115.

Kingsway Fellowship

The congregation will hear from Master Sergeant Doug Reed who was severely injured in combat April 11, 2010, while serving in Afghanistan. He is the Jackson Fire Department chief in Jackson, Ohio, and a member of the Ohio Army National Guard. He will speak at the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services May 20. The church is at 4359 E. Bauman Lane in Batavia; 735-2555; www.kingsway

Lerado Church of Christ

Members will host a free concert with Zack Shelton and 64 to Grayson at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at the church. Shelton is the son of gospel musician Thomas Shelton and is a junior at Kentucky Christian University. Teaming with Shelton is lead guitarist Craig Cunningham and fiddle player and vocalist Laura Jones, who also attend KCU. Lerado Church of Christ is one of the band’s first stops on their summer “Kickstart Tour.” The band’s purpose is to share their passion for Christ through their love for music. CDs will be available for purchase. The church is at 5852 MarathonEdenton Road in Lerado. Everyone is welcome.




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Arrests/citations Rosemary A. McCann, 34, 35 Bethel Park Drive, burglary, March 20. Katherine L. Cyrus, 24, 2355 No. 1 Laurel Nicholsville, theft, March 19. Kenan T. Parlier, 20, 439 S. Union St., marijuana possession, paraphernalia, March 4. Christopher T. Neal, 28, 2643 Spring St., driving under influence, March 18. Jessica J. Lindsay, 34, 77 Wolfer Drive, drug possession, paraphernalia, March 7. Stanley R. Morgan, 46, 3724 Ohio Pike, driving under influence, March 13. Julie R. Sexton, 18, 2911 Old Ohio 32, driving under suspension, March 17.

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The Bethel Journal publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department, call: » Bethel, Chief Mark Planck, 722-6491 » Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, 732-7500

CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Arrests/citations Joseph J. Shipley, 34, 1723 Swope Road, Bethel, forgery at 1723 Swope Road, Bethel, April 19. Rodney Presley, 43, 1 Moores Lane, Felicity, receiving stolen property at 422 Light St., Felicity, April 18. William Travis Harwood, 31, 319 Main Street No. 1, Felicity, violate protection order or consent agreement at 2019 Hospital Drive, Batavia, April 19. Douglas Edward Carter, 49, 1111 Ohio 133, Bethel, possession of drugs - marijuana at 1111 Ohio 133, Bethel, April 16. Robert Lee Marcum, 37, 3212 Ohio 756, Felicity, theft at 209 Prather Road, Felicity, April 19. James Leslie Harris, 37, 100 McMurchey Street, Bethel, drug paraphernalia, possession of

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James Harold York, 82, Bethel, died April 24. He was a veteran. Survived by children Roy, John, James (Billie) York, Mary (Larry) Stapleton; siblings Carol Grigsby, Georgie Creech, Andy, John York; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Letty York, sister Barbara Neeley. Services were April 28 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home.


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