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Music to their ears

The students in the BethelTate High School marching band are happy with the district’s new band director. Cory Near was hired in July and started band camp with the students Aug. 2. “I think he’s really cool. We really like him and we’re getting a lot more done (at band camp) than we did last year,” senior field commander Nina Martin said. FULL STORY, A2

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The village of Moscow recently conducted the third annual Moscow Car Show at Riverside Park in Moscow. More than 30 cars registered for the show and a number of prizes and awards were handed out. SEE PHOTOS, A4

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Burke Park gets new swings Safety issues found with village’s playground equipment

By Mary Dannemiller

A new set of swings has been installed in Bethel’s popular Burke Park playground just months after an inspector found them unsafe. In March, a representative from the village’s insurance liability carrier found safety issues with the slide, the swings and chains and several bolts throughout the playground. The bolts have been replaced so they are no longer dangerous and the swings and chains were recently installed, said Village Administrator Travis Dotson. “We received playground equipment and the new swings were installed within a day or two of receipt,” he said. “The only item left is the spiral slide.” The slide did not come with a schematic to show how to attach it to the existing structure and requires a concrete pad be poured before it can be installed, Dotson said. “We have the schematic now, but we need to pour a concrete pad for the base of the slide to mount up to,” he said. “We have several spots in town that need concrete so we will be working to do all the spots at once, within a month.” Village officials considered having public works employees repair the playground equipment as a


Jillian Dick, left, and Christine Patrick, both of Bethel, use the old swings at Burke Park. New swings and chains were recently installed. cost savings measure, but decided to order new equipment instead. “Originally we talked about potentially trying to fix it in house so the administration went out and looked at it, but there wasn’t any way to guarantee safety,” said Mayor James Dick.

The Felicity Initiative for Neighborhood Excellence conducted its annual Cool Tools for School event Thursday, Aug. 12. SEE PHOTOS, A5

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Indoor art gallery

Tucked beneath the tall trees on 65 acres of land between Moscow and Neville is a custom-built log house. But this cabin it not a normal house, it’s home for a wide range of traditional art. FULL STORY, A3 For the Postmaster


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“With something that is manufactured and installed as it was meant to be there won’t be potential for liability issues in the future.” Fiscal Officer Angel Burton said the equipment cost about $5,100 and was paid for out of the Burke

Park fund, which has a balance of about $39,000. She also said the purchase will not affect the village’s general fund. The next village council meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 23, at the village municipal building, 120 W. Plane St.

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After the bed of a pickup truck used by the Bethel Public Works Department was damaged in a hitand-run crash village officials weren’t sure how they would pay for its replacement. Faced with a tight budget and a tough economy, Village Administrator Travis Dotson turned to the Internet to find a good deal. “We first considered having the bed repaired and a local quote came in at $2,800,” said Village Administrator Travis Dotson. “We were able to find a solid utility bed locally on and we purchased it for $250. We will paint it and it’ll work fine for us.” The bed of the truck was damaged when it was hit by another vehicle while the truck was parked in front of the village’s electric building, Dotson said. “The driver’s side of the bed was struck above the wheel and a long gash was ripped into the metal,” he said. “The public works employees pounded the metal together as best they could, but it’s still a safety hazard.” Village Councilwoman Janice Ireton stressed the importance of spending money wisely and finding deals. “In our economy today everybody is looking for ways to cut costs,” she said. “This way we’re supporting our local community and helping with our budget. We would not have

been able to afford the bed at this time, however with Travis going through Craigslist we got something our utility crew very much needed.” The new utility bed not only is cheaper than a replacement, but is an upgrade from the type of bed the truck had before it was damaged. “It was discussed that a utility bed would be a better fit for our needs in that it allows for more tool storage and is secure,” Dotson said. “This truck is used to carry electric equipment and to respond to electric issues and the utility bed will allow for easier access to the tools and equipment.” Ireton also said Dotson made sure the vehicle was in good condition before bringing the option to council. “As a consumer you have to be able to make sure you’re safe going into a situation,” she said. “You have to have knowledge about the item you’re looking for an be willing to explore. Travis and (public works supervisor) Mitch Hatfield have a lot of that knowledge and they used common sense.” Village council will continue to use the Internet, auctions and other ways of saving money when buying equipment, Ireton said. “Our village administrator is doing what’s best for the village by going outside the box, whether it’s a yard sale, surplus sale or a sheriff’s auction,” she said. “We’ll use whatever means necessary to save money.”


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August 19, 2010

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New Bethel band director scripts a goal By Kellie Geist

We really like him and we’re getting a lot more done (at band camp) than we did last year,” senior field commander Nina Martin said. “He knows how to have fun, but he knows when to buckle down and get us moving.” Near recently graduated from The Ohio State Univer-

The students in the Bethel-Tate High School marching band are happy with the district’s new band director. Cory Near was hired in July and started band camp with the students Aug. 2. “I think he’s really cool.

sity with degrees in music education and tuba performance. He spent five years playing sousaphone in the marching band. And yes, he dotted the “i” in the band’s signature script Ohio formation. In addition to marching band, Near will teach concert band, music and guitar, music appreciation and

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Cory Near recently graduated from The Ohio State University, where he spent five years with the marching band – an experience he hopes will help him lead the Bethel-Tate High School marching band. KELLIE GEIST/STAFF

Cory Near, Bethel-Tate High School’s new band director, talks to the students during marching band camp Thursday, Aug. 12.

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world music. Near said he looked around a few other schools in the area and some out of state, but thought Bethel was a good fit. “I researched (BethelTate) before I applied and I really liked what I saw about the school,” he said. “I like Cincinnati and Bethel-Tate seemed like a great place to start my career.” Being at Bethel-Tate and living in Amelia also means Near is close to his family in Fairfield, where he went to high school. During the first two weeks with the district, Near got to spend a lot of time with the students in the marching band. “The kids and parents have been just great – even with the heat. My goal, and the kids’ goal, is to go to at least one competition this year,” he said. Bethel-Tate is scheduled to play at the University of Cincinnati Band Night Saturday, Sept. 11, and at the Hamilton High School West competition in October. “We still have a lot of work to do,” Near said, watching the students take a water break in the 90 degree heat. “But they’ve been hard workers and I think we can do it.”

Nominations are open for the fifth annual Celebration of Hope and Heroes Luncheon Friday, Oct. 15, at Receptions East. This event is sponsored by the Partnership for Mental Health, Inc. and is planned each year to recognize individuals who inspire hope and bring out the hero in everyone. This year’s luncheon theme is “Putting a New Face on Mental Health.” The keynote speaker will be Karen Graves, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and CEO of LifeStream Support LLC. Graves will present “The Face of Mental Health Treatment in a Technological World” and will focus on how technology is being used for treatment, the advantages of online treatment, research and statistics on this new treatment philosophy and will present client testimonials. Call 947-7201 for reservations. The cost is $25 per ticket or $20 for members of the Partnership for Mental Health. The luncheon and award ceremony are open to the public. The luncheon’s main focus will be the Celebration of Hope and Heroes award ceremony. Nominations will be accepted until noon Aug. 26, and include a variety of ways to recognize individuals for their efforts to promote a positive mental health culture. Three Hope Awards will be given to people in recovery from mental illness – the

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Maple Creek offers wide variety of traditional art wares, classes By Kellie Geist

Tucked beneath the tall trees on 65 acres of land between Moscow and Neville is a custom-built log house. But this cabin it not a normal house, it’s home for a wide range of traditional art. The Maple Creek Artisan Center is an indoor gallery where dozens of artists sell their work. Opening the center started about eight years ago when owner Steve Herndon was at an outdoor art show with a few friends. “It was raining and they were talking about how there are so few places around here to sell their work,” he said. At the same time Herndon, who builds custom log houses with his company Wolfhaus, was looking to try a new home model. When a man from St. Leon asked if Herndon was interested in buying an old barn for the wood – it was the perfect storm. Herndon used the reclaimed wood from St. Leon, Ind., and stone from the center’s grounds to build the model. After 18 months of building, the artisan center was ready for business. Maple Creek is now home to a wide variety of traditional arts including pottery, blacksmithing, painting, photography, glass-working and weaving. They sell handmade soaps and jams, offer classes and host a number of art-centered events. “We’re working hard to develop classes and programs and our goal is to have full-time workshops, guest cabins and a pottery studio,” Herndon said. Construction also is under way on an amphitheater. To help with the pottery studio, Maple Creek is asking people to sponsor customized Ohio Slip bricks that will be used in the construc-

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Maple Creek hosts a fall festival each year to celebrate the arts. This year’s festival will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, and Sunday, Oct. 10. The center also holds open houses throughout the year and will hold a holiday open house during the Christmas shopping season. For more information, call 513-876-0081 or visit


This group of potters meets at the Maple Creek Artisan Center every Wednesday. The center offers pottery classes, but also wheel time for local potters. From left are Kathie Hays of New Richmond, Cathie Haverkamp of Withamsville and Mollie Beusterien of Batavia. Cindy Woolum of New Richmond also is pictured.


Each room in the Maple Creek Artisan Center is packed with a variety of traditional art pieces including photography, woodworking, blacksmithing, painting and more. tion. Although being in the southeastern part of the county might seen a little far into the country, Herndon said building the center off the beaten path is part of the long-term plan. “People ask us why we


The Maple Creek Artisan Center was built using wood from two barns in St. Leon, Ind.

are way out here, but people probably wouldn’t want to stay in guest cabins in Eastgate,” he said. Center manager Vicki Ginn said while the scenic drive may seem long, Maple Creek isn’t that far away. “It’s amazing how many local people don’t even know we’re here. People think we’re so far away, but it’s really only 30 minutes from downtown Cincinnati,” she said. Herndon, who builds custom wood furniture and cabins along with log homes, said opening an artisan center wasn’t really a stretch. “I’ve always been creative and have had hobbies like blacksmithing and woodcarving. I had some knowledge and interest in the traditional arts and I realized there was a need for support of the arts in the area,” he said. The team also is working on their own branded line of

pottery dinnerware. Some of the pieces are currently on display and Ginn said people can place custom orders. Pottery is something the artisan center is especially known for. In fact, they have one of the few woodfired kilns in the area. To have a wood-fired kiln, you have to be able to feed the fire constantly for three days and keep the temperature at 2,400 degrees. When the kiln is running, any local potter who is willing to feed the fire can place their work inside. Also, Maple Creek has a number of pottery wheels that, when they aren’t being


On the third floor of the Maple Creek Artisan Center, there is a room dedicated entirely to weaving and quilting.

used for classes or private workshops, can be rented for wheel-time. Herndon also said local artists are welcome to visit the grounds and work. “We’re committed to supporting the arts, so if someone wanted to sit on the porch and paint or carve, we’d be happy to have them,” he said. For more information about Maple Creek Artisan Center’s pottery studio bricks, classes, wares and events, call 876-0081 or visit them online at www.

Maple Creek Artisan Center is working to start a project called Tree Endless. During this project the center will take a tree that is being torn down and use it for art. Similar projects have been done in other parts of the country. “The artists take the tree and use everything from the roots to the leaves to the bark and, of course, the wood,” said Maple Creek owner Steve Herndon. The project would end with an open house and traveling exhibit of all the works made from the tree. Maple Creek Artisan Center is looking for public organizations and sponsors to partner with for this project. For more information, call 513-876-0081 or visit

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Event organizer Davina Dunn, left, and Bethel resident Dave Lawrence measure a car’s length of raffle tickets during the third annual Moscow Car Show. More than 30 vehicles were registered for the car show and the village gave out a number of door prizes and awards. A car’s length of raffle tickets could be bought for $20.

The village of Moscow conducted the third annual car show at Riverside Park.

Car show The village of Moscow recently conducted the third annual Moscow Car Show at Riverside Park in Moscow. More than 30 cars registered for the show and a number of prizes and awards were handed out, including:. Best of Show - Lou Schaffer

Show & Shine Award Ron Altman Best Ford - Darin Schaffer Best GM - Don Mefford Best Mopar - Steve Roark Best Truck - Fred Boob Best Other - Tom Carnahan Motorcycle, second place - Jim Hiles Motorcycle, first place Glenn Nichols

Top 10 1 - Dave Johnson 2 - Jeff Rutherford 3 - Cliff and Jean Barnes 4 - Hilda Davenport 5 - Joseph Rutherford 6 - Chris Goodman 7 - Bob Gieske 8 - Mike and Pat Brown 9 - Ronda Koehler 10 - Jeff Carnahan

Washington Township firefighters Danny Jones, left, and Ronald Whitaker spent some time at Riverside Park to attend the Moscow Car Show. The two, along with firefighter Eric Fisher, brought the fire truck in case of an emergency.

Moscow Car Show judges John Smithers of Williamsburg, left, Jamie Callihan of Amelia, center, and Jay Riedel of Williamsburg inspect this historic truck. Debbie Haley of Batavia also judged the vehicles.

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Hundreds of people lined up outside Felicity-Franklin High School for the annual Cool Tools for School event.

Savanah Hills, a fifth-grader, colors a butterfly at the Precious Resources Christian Child Care table.

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Christine Collins, left, watches while Anna Metzger with the Ladies Auxilery Post 7496 hands colored pencils to fourth-grader Devon Gaghan.

The Felicity Initiative for Neighborhood Excellence conducted its annual Cool Tools for School event Thursday, Aug. 12. During Cool Tools, any child registered in the Felicity-Franklin School District was able to receive free school supplies catered to their specific grade.


Tom Koprowski, left, handed out information about the Epilepsy Foundation during Cool Tools for School. Kathleen Mounce and first-grader Michael Mounce check out his table.

Fourth-grader Noah Reisert, left, and seventh-grader Trevor Reisert try to stay cool while waiting in line for school supplies.

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Bethel-Tate High School freshman Lindsey Smith, right, along with other members of the band, work to learn the sets in the first song of their halftime show.

Band camp

The Bethel-Tate High School marching band conducted band camp Monday, Aug. 2, through Friday, Aug. 13. The band, under new director Cory Near, is hoping to attend at least one competition this year. In past year, the band only has played at football games and other school events. Near said the school is schedule to participate in the Hamilton High School West’s competition Oct. 16. Also this year, the band will be part of the University of Cincinnati Band Day Saturday, Aug. 11. During this event, bands from around the Tristate get to play on the field with UC’s marching band.


Senior Chelsea Davis marks time in her place on the sideline while other band members move behind her.

Bethel-Tate High School freshman Autumn Kirsopp makes her way into the final set of the marching band’s first halftime song.

When the students in the Bethel-Tate High School marching band are practicing marching without instruments, they hold their arms up like this to improve posture and get them ready to hold instruments. From left are sophomore Ben England, senior Destiny Ziggas and freshman Alex Nissel.

Field commander Nina Martin, a senior, helps the Bethel-Tate High School marching band keep tempo.

New band director Cory Near gives the band a few encouraging words about the morning’s practice before giving out the sets for the second halftime song.

Junior Sami Hency stands at attention while she waits for band director Cory Near to tell them to move to the next set.


First glance at fall sports

The Bethel Journal is taking a look at fall sports by putting the spotlight on high school teams as a first glance at the season, with more coverage to come on other schools. Expect to see all-inclusive football coverage on Aug. 25.

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By Mark Chalifoux

• The boys’ golf team finished 12th with a 370 in the Batavia/Madeira Invitational at the Vineyard, Aug. 10.

This week in McNicholas sports

SIDELINES Baseball tryouts

The Force 16U baseball team is looking for five players for the 2011 season. The Force is a four-year AABC Baseball Club that plays both National and American teams in the SWOL league. The team’s home field is on Round Bottom Road, Milford; they also play several games out of Talawanda High School. The Force will try for three major tournaments in the 2011 season: the Buckeye Elite, Black Swamp Invitational and a World Series. Several smaller tournaments may also be played. Head coach Steve Marshall has 15 years coaching high-school-age kids. He also heads up the Champion Baseball High School Elite Fall Ball League with Mike Bricker. This league is played in the Fall and Showcases the Top Varsity players in the Tristate to more than 60 colleges and scouts. A total 20-30 boys get college scholarships through this program alone. Assistant coach Michael Heck played four years of college baseball where he set several hitting records as well as got the MVP award his senior year of college. Assistant coach Jeff Cobb pitched at Xavier University until suffering an arm injury. Call 200-9346 or e-mail

Baseball tryouts

Playground Allstars 18U select travel baseball team is looking for experienced travel ball players for the 2011 season. Players may not turn 19 before May 1. Contact the following for an individual workout: Mike Smith at 3001817, or Eric Maye at 4829053. Selected players will be offered an opportunity to play ball. Visit


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Team concept key for Tigers’ success

This week in Bethel-Tate sports

• McNicholas girls’ golf team placed first with a 192 against Fenwick’s 204 and Carroll’s 233, Aug. 9. McNick’s Lucy Fry shot two under par 34 on the meadows at Weatherwax. The girls’ golf team finished first with a 170 against Mercy’s 174 and Alter’s 198, Aug. 10. Alison Hickman shot 2 over par 37 on the front nine at Reeves Golf Course. Frey shot a 39. The girls also took home the win against Taylor after shooting 185 over Taylor’s 210. Frey shot a four over par 37 on the front nine at Shawnee Lookout. • The boys’ green golf team placed fourth with a 334 in the Batavia/Madeira Invitational at the Vineyard, Aug. 10. The gold boys’ team finished ninth with a 349. On Aug. 12, the boys placed 13th with a 371 in the Anderson Invitational at Legendary Run.

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Hayley Rose (17) of Bethel tries to fend off Ciara Nickol of Felicity. Rose will be one of the top players for the Tigers this season.

The Bethel-Tate High School girls’ soccer team should be an exciting team to watch with a considerable amount of speed and, according to head coach Brenda Woodward, “excellent teamwork.” “We’re going to do really well this season,” Woodward said. “We’ve had some really strong players in the past but this is the best overall team I’ve seen here.” Woodward is in her first season as the head coach after spending several seasons as the assistant. Woodward said the team is coming together very well and the Tigers’ leadership will be important this season as Bethel-Tate has a younger team. The captains are seniors Hayley Rose and Blake Woodward and junior Brittany Fischer. “They have done really well so far and they each

have their own leadership qualities,” Woodward said. “One is more supportive, one is more vocal and one just does what we ask and leads by example.” Rose will be a strong center midfielder for BethelTate and is a returning FirstTeam All-SBAAC player. Woodward is a strong sweeper for the Tigers, and junior Andi Lanigan has been playing very well. Sophomores Taylor Atkins and Alex Schinkle are two younger players who could develop into impact players for Bethel-Tate. One big key for the Tigers will be the team’s communication, which is the best Woodward has seen it, she said. “The communication has been excellent. The team is very cohesive and works well together,” she said. “Another strength for us will be our speed and our passing. Still, the biggest thing for us is we definitely play that team concept of

play. There’s not one standout, and we have strengths both ways and should easily have some all-stars at the end of the season.” Woodward said she thinks the team will be very competitive in the league as several other teams lost a considerable amount of seniors. The Tigers will be competing with New Richmond and Goshen among others for a league crown. “They always have good teams,” Woodward explained. “Batavia is always good and even Felicity has a really good squad this year.” The team has looked good in scrimmages so far and Woodward said this is the hardest time of the year for the girls. “They are ready to play and get some games in but the season doesn’t open until Aug. 23 against Purcell Marian,” she said. “We’re definitely ready to go.”

Experience, attitude change fuel Felicity By Mark Chalifoux

The Felicity-Franklin High School girls’ soccer team should be an improved squad in 2010 as the Cardinals have much more experience heading into the season. “I’m hoping for great things this year,” head coach Amber Chandler said. “I know we can do better than we did last year. We’re not No. 1 in the league yet, but ask me again in five weeks, that could change. I’ve got to see how we do in games.” The reason for Chandler’s optimism is because the Cardinals return a fairly experienced team, even if they are still relatively young. The Cardinals have only one senior, Christine Dreiling, but have a talented junior class. The team will be led by defenders Mackenzie Dunaway, Brittany Sowers and Shayla Baker. The offense will be led by Hillary White, Shelby Lucas and Dreiling. FelicityFranklin also has a talented freshman class. Chandler is also encouraged by a change in the team attitude. “They are communicating more and starting to trust each other more,” she said. “In the past we’ve lacked drive sometimes and gave up too easily but once


Felicity-Franklin’s Mackenzie Dunaway is one of the team’s top players. we start to show the heart and drive, this will be a good team. With the ball, they are more talented than a lot of the teams I’ve had.”

Chandler said she’s seen changes from the team even in conditioning. “They have been fighting through all the heat we’ve had without a single complaint,” Chandler said. “They have this syndrome of refusing to give up, and I hope that carries over to the field. It’s encouraging for the younger girls to see that out of the girls who have been here for awhile.” As good as the Cardinals will be this year, they should be even stronger next season as the talented freshmen and junior classes have more experience playing together. That being said, FelicityFranklin will be a team that other schools in the SBAAC can’t take lightly. Chandler said she expects Batavia and Blanchester to be the toughest schools in the National Division and New Richmond and Goshen to be the teams to beat in the American Division. Chandler said she thinks the Cardinals will be a fun team to watch this season. “I was just watching them in the last 20 minutes of a scrimmage and was encouraged watching them do their own thing and talk with each other,” she said. “The defense is always pretty strong and hopefully the offense will become strong, too. This team is pretty


Felicity-Franklin’s Hillary White fights with a Blanchester midfielder for a ball during a game in 2009. White is part of a talented junior class for the Cardinals. excited about what they can put together and our bench is a lot deeper this season. “One of the hardest things I’ll have to do is

making a starting lineup every game that leaves out some talented kids but that’s a good problem to have,” Chandler said.

McNick’s Frey leads Rockets golf By Mark Chalifoux

The McNicholas High School girls’ golf team should have one of its strongest teams in recent years as head coach Willy Corbett has some strong returning talent. The Rockets are led by state qualifier Lucy Frey, who averaged a 41.28 for the Rockets in 2009. “Lucy is like having a No. 1 pitcher, someone that goes out and always has a solid round,” Corbett said. “More importantly, what she does is picks everyone else up. It’s her commitment and her attitude to

the other girls that makes her valuable. She really enjoys the team concept and that helps bring the girls together.” The team also returns Allison Hickman, the team’s No. 2 golfer from 2009. Lauren Lamping and Nicole Latreille are two more returning players for the Rockets. “We should have a very good Division II team,” Corbett said. “We have one more year of experience for everybody and if they improved as much as they did last year we should be pretty good.” Corbett is entering his eighth year coaching the team and said

this is probably the best team he’s had. He said the competition in the conference should be fierce. “Alter and CJ (Chaminade Julienne) are always really good,” he said. “We narrowly missed state last year as a team and I think the girls would love to be there so that’s the goal we hope to achieve.” He said the key for the girls would be to have a short memory to avoid overthinking bad shots. “If you have a bad hole it can creep into the next hole and turn into a bad round if you let it,” Corbett said. “You need to forget the bad and remember the good.”

Corbett said the competition for the top few spots after Lucy should be strong and that helps the team get better. “Depth is what makes the difference at the lower divisions,” Corbett said. “Everyone has a good player or two but what separates the teams is having the second and third strong player. Depth makes a huge difference.” Corbett said he’s ready for the start of the season. “It will be a fun season,” he said. “We have super nice girls and nice parents and that makes it enjoyable for me.”



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With a new poll showing support sliding for Ohio’s smoking ban, with Kentucky counties considering a ban, how effective are such bans? “I can’t remember the last time I was exposed to people smoking in an indoor public place in Ohio. That is proof enough for me to believe the ban works and I want it to continue to work. “While I smoked for about 8 years during my teenage and early 20s years, I quit in 1970 and have not smoked again. “I find exposure to smoke offensive and we all know it is unhealthy. There is no reasonable basis for questioning that it is workplace hazard for those who must work where people smoke. No one has a ‘right’ to contaminate the air that we breath. “Ohio should not back down on this issue.” F.S.D. “I will not patronize any establishment that allows smoking where I am going to sit and eat. Such patronage usually lasts an hour. Exposure to third-hand smoke is not prudent. “I do not think gambling is wise either. The state of Ohio encourages that activity (lottery) too. “It makes you wonder about the intelligence of the legislatures. Of course legislatures and intelligence are oxymorons. “Why would any educated person submit themselves to a proven health hazard promulgated by stupid people?” J.S.D. “In my opinion, they are totally ineffective in terms of inducing smokers to quit, and probably only minimally effective, if at all, in reducing exposure of nonsmokers to second-hand smoke. “I suspect that the bans are only ‘feel-good’ measures in the end. I say this as a reformed and repentant smoker who smoked for probably 25 years, and quit only after 2 year-long failed attempts. I wish I had never started, but I can't change the past. “Addiction to cigarettes is in the same category as obesity and poor physical fitness today. It's all about willpower. “We can blame it on Sir Walter Raleigh, I guess, but ultimately we have to take responsibility for own actions.” Bill B. “I love, love, love the smoking ban in Ohio. My family now chooses Ohio restaurants, etc. over Kentucky ones based on the fact that across the river we still have to deal with cigarette smoke. So I would say the ban is very effective. “’‘Voluntary’ bans are useless. The locations where a large number of the customers smoke (and thereby where the owners would likely be reluctant to stop them) are exactly the locations that are

This week’s question Tri-County Mall has joined Newport on the Levee and is now requiring teens to have an adult escort after 4 p.m. on weekends. Do you support the idea? Why or why not? Every week The Bethel Journal asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with “chatroom” in the subject line. the most dangerous for workers and unpleasant for non-smokers. Those are the locations that a full ban on smoking helps the most.” E.S. “I think the ban is very effective. I particularly like the ban in restuarants. I hated eating in smoky places and would avoid certain establishments because of the smoke. Keep the ban.” K.S. “It would be nice if smoking bans were more effective. Currently, as a non-smoker and someone who enjoys fresh air, my rights are frequently violated. “For example, it is difficult to avoid cigarrette smoke filled-air when I am waiting at my bus stop. Also, many people smoke nearby entrances to public buildings that I need to access. “However, I am glad that public locations such as restaurants, hotels, sports venues, and offices do allow smoking. I support to extend and expand the smoking ban as much as possible.” D.M. “Interesting that Kentucky is considering a smoking ban, while some people in Ohio are trying to have the ban rescinded. “I love the smoking ban – there are so many places I go now that I would not go when they were smoke-filled. “And there are Kentucky establishments I avoid, because they are still smoke-filled. I hope the current Ohio policy stays in effect, as is!” J.S.B. “I’m a non-smoker. Secondhand smoke irritates me. I can’t help that and the irritation isn’t something I should have to endure in order for another person to enjoy tobacco. “I am quite tolerant of smokers and in bygone years I didn’t have many problems with tobacco use in restaurants that had smoking and non-smoking sections. “The ban, however, covers public places such as stores, restaurants, malls, workplaces such as offices, indoor arenas, and outdoor stadiums. That has been helpful. No more gagging while standing in line at the BMV.” R.V. “Not sure, but I like the nonsmoking restaurants.” N.P.

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35th anniversary of end of Vietnam War

Friday, April 30, marked the 35th anniversary of the communist victory in the Vietnam War. Our military men and women did not lose the war, but were actually prevented from winning by our politicians, the media and many United States citizens and protestors who did not have the stomach for war. If you ever wondered why many Vietnam veterans struggled when returning home, try wearing the tag of “loser” for the rest of your life knowing it was out of your hands. Imagine how difficult it was for those family members who lost a loved one during the war and later hearing hurtful comments from fellow citizens for which they had made the ultimate sacrifice. I can’t change history, but I offer mythbusting facts and statistics about Vietnam veterans. Myth: The United States lost the war in Vietnam. Reality: The American military did not lose a battle of any consequence. This included the Tet Offensive in 1968, which was a major military defeat for the Viet Cong (VC) and the North Vietnamese Army (NVA). The fall of Saigon happened April 30, 1975, two years after the American military left Vietnam. How could we lose a war we had stopped fighting? Myth: Most Vietnam veterans were drafted. Reality: Two-thirds of the men who served in Vietnam were vol-

unteers. In contrast, two-thirds of the men who served in World War II were drafted. Myth: The war was fought largely by the Dan Bare uneducated. Reality: VietCommunity nam veterans Journal guest were the best columnist educated forces our nation had ever sent into combat. About 79 percent had a high school education or better. • More than 58,000 Americans were killed. • 75,000 were severely disabled. • 23,000 were 100-percent disabled. • Of those killed, 61 percent were younger than 21. • 11,465 of those killed were younger than 20. • More than 2,500 were listed as MIA/POW. • More than 300,000 were wounded in action. • 97 percent of Vietnam veterans were honorably discharged. • 91 percent of Vietnam veterans are glad they served. • Vietnam Veterans personal income exceeds that of our nonveteran age group by more than 18 percent. • 85 percent of Vietnam veterans made successful transitions to civilian life.

Our military men and women did not lose the war, but were actually prevented from winning by our politicians, the media and many United States citizens and protestors who did not have the stomach for war. • 87 percent of the American people hold Vietnam veterans in high esteem. Hollywood movie producers and most of the media did great harm to the Vietnam veteran by always portraying them in a very negative way that was just not true. Jane Fonda was a traitor in 1972 and in 1999 was profiled by ABC’s “100 years of great women.” Final thought: War is brutal, very unfair and innocent people get killed. Once engaged, always let the military do their job and self-serving politicians should stay out of the way. If we get in it, we should only be there to win it. Anything else does even more damage, just ask a Vietnam veteran. Does this sound familiar with today’s wars? Dan D. Bare is executive director of the Clermont County Veterans Service Commission and is a Vietnam Combat Veteran.

Clearly, smog season returns It’s that time of year again. No, not baseball season, beach season or the holiday season. Something else that occurs year after year is smog season. While people don’t look forward to smog season it faithfully returns each summer, starting in April and extending through October. Smog is at its peak intensity during summer. Ground-level ozone is the type of smog that is the main concern for Greater Cincinnati. Groundlevel ozone results from motor vehicle exhaust, industrial emissions, gasoline and chemicals that have been “baked” by sunlight. Smog is an air pollutant that can negatively affect anyone. People especially at-risk include children, the elderly and individuals suffering from respiratory problems. Symptoms from smog exposure include a limited ability to breathe, irritation of the throat and lungs, which cause coughing and sometimes choking. In addition, the impact smog has on the ecosystem is far-reaching. Steve Pendery, president of the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments and Campbell County judge executive, recognizes the multi-faceted impact of smog: “Smog is a very serious issue in our region that extends to the health of our residents, the environment we live in, and the economy we spend in.” A survey of Greater Cincinnati

residents found that an overwhelming majority acknowledge the seriousness of smog and genuinely want to help improve it. Almost half – Callie 49.4 percent – of Holtegel r e s p o n d e n t s believe that air Community pollution in Press guest Greater Cincincolumnist nati is a problem and want to make an effort to improve the situation, and 22 percent of respondents found the seriousness of air pollution in Greater Cincinnati extremely important and want to see change now. To see Cincinnati’s smog decrease and the air quality to improve, individuals need to do their share for cleaner air. While taking on responsibility for Cincinnati’s air quality might initially seem like a burden or chore, it’s actually very simple and easy to do. “It doesn’t take much effort to change your daily habits and advocate for clean air in Cincinnati,” said OKI Executive Director Mark Policinski. “Being conscientious and planning ahead can make a big difference.” The survey, conducted by OKI, revealed how real people apply clean air principles in everyday life. When posed the question,

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Smog is an air pollutant that can negatively affect anyone. People especially at-risk include children, the elderly and individuals suffering from respiratory problems. “How do you do your share for cleaner air?” individuals reflected on their clean air habits. A mother of two responded, “Having good carpooling practices through riding with friends to social events, church and the mall.” A Xavier University student said, “Walking to campus with my roommates, instead of all of us driving separately.” Some additional ways to reduce smog include taking the bus (call METRO 513-621-4455), ride a bike, refuel your vehicle after 8 p.m., conserve electricity, eliminate unnecessary vehicle trips, creating a smog alert notification system for employees, and avoid use of gasoline-powered lawn equipment on smog alert days. There are resources available regarding air pollution, smog and how you can make an impact in Cincinnati. Visit the website or call 1800-621-SMOG. Callie Holtegel is an OKI communications intern.


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Williamsburg native begins diplomatic assignment in Iraq By Kellie Geist


Mary Lou Parrott, left, and Trisha Brasfield operate Batavia Floral Designs.

Batavia Floral Designs offers personal touch By John Seney

Mary Lou Parrott, owner of Batavia Floral Designs, said the personal touch is what sets her small business apart form other flower shops. “We know most of the customers when they walk in,” she said. Batavia Floral Designs is primarily a flower shop, but it does sell some gift items. Parrott said in the past several years wind chimes have become popular gifts to send for funerals. “It’s a wonderful way to express sympathy. A person has the wind chimes forever,” she said. Batavia Floral Designs has been in business in the village of Batavia since 1987, and at its present location since 1999. It is truly a family business. Parrott’s husband, Skip, drives the delivery truck. Their daughter, Trisha Brasfield, has worked at the shop for 20 years and is the head designer and manager. There also are two parttime designers, Mickey Rammell and Julie Haglage, who have worked at the shop since it opened. Brasfield said she handles a lot of the funeral work. “We’re a smaller shop, so we take the time to personally get to know the family,” Brasfield said. “We pride ourselves on that.” She also works with

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Address: 229 E. Main St. Phone: 732-2323 Website: www.bataviafloral Owner: Mary Lou Parrott Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday; 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday; closed Sunday. brides on wedding planning. “Our motto is ‘No wedding is too big or too small,’” Brasfield said. The shop was named the top Clermont County florist in 2009 in the Community Press Readers’ Choice Awards. “I was very grateful,” Parrott said. “We have a number of loyal customers.” Parrott said a website for the shop was set up several years ago, and business has increased. She said Brasfield helps keep the website site updated. The shop offers delivery service throughout the Greater Cincinnati area. It also participates in Teleflora and BloomNet for out-oftown delivery. The shop sells Batavia schools spirit wear, with the proceeds going to the athletic boosters. Other items available for sale at the shop include silk arrangements, gift baskets, candy bouquets and inspirational verse pictures. “We strive for quality and to satisfy the customer,” Parrott said. “We guarantee our work.”

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Williamsburg native David Caudill has been around the world, but no matter where he goes, Clermont County will always be home. Caudill served as the Clermont County Clerk of Courts from 1995 to 2005. In January 2005, he joined the U.S. Foreign Service and went to study Spanish with a Mayan family in Guatemala. Later that year, Caudill packed up his wife and two sons and took a post in consular affairs in Santiago, Chile. “When I was in Chile I had the opportunity to work in the embassy with some great people, but we also got to travel all over South American and see some fascinating things,” Caudill said. “When it came time to my second assignment, I wanted to go to the Middle East because the Middle East always seems to be an important place in our foreign policy.” In 2007 Caudill returned to the KELLIE GEIST/STAFF states to study Arabic and, in 2008, Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud recognizes hometown diplomat David Caudill during the he was sent to Qatar. His work in the commissioners’ meeting July 21. Persian Gulf state focused on human said joining the foreign service was a rights, Israeli and Palestinian affairs great decision. and Qatar’s relationship with Iran. “It combined the element of meanCaudill said he requested Qatar ingful public service with foreign polibecause of it’s international imporcy, which I’ve always been interested tance and because it would be more in. I wanted to be able to learn lancomfortable for his family. His guages and study history and policy youngest son graduated from the in other parts of the world and yet international school in Doha and his apply those lessons learned in the wife was able to do things like drive a service of my country,” he said car, go out without a veil and work at Caudill, a two-time recipient of the the embassy. PROVIDED Actually, being in Qatar helped Former Clermont County Clerk of Courts David U.S. Department of State’s Meritorious Award, was recognized for his efforts Caudill slow down. Caudill, who works for the Foreign Service, will spend during the Clermont County commis“The hectic pace of day to day subtwo years in Iraq with a reconstruction team. sioners’ meeting July 21. urban life was not our experience Commissioner Scott Croswell, who there. We were able to dial back and with a team of military personnel and focus on the family,” he said. “We did- civilians to improve the ability of local also grew up in Williamsburg, said he n’t have the day-to-day demands of governments to provide basic services was excited to honor someone from having teenagers in the United for their people. He will be working his hometown. “I take great pride in the fact that specifically with the police and the States.” we both graduated from Williamsburg However, Caudill’s family will not courts in Iraq. “I hope to put to use some of the High School,” Croswell said. “I know be joining him on his next assignment. His two sons are in college and valuable lessons I learned as clerk of that not just the people in Williamsit’s too dangerous for his wife, courts on behalf of our mission in burg, but all of us who have watched your career, live vicariously through Iraq,” he said. Michelle, to go. Caudill will be able to return to his you ... I just wanted you to know how For the next two years, Caudill will serve as a Provincial Action Officer Union Township home a few times proud all us, in the county and in with the reconstruction team in Bagh- during his assignment for rest and Williamsburg, are of you.” While the Foreign Service is an dad, Iraq. This will be a two-year relaxation. After Iraq, Caudill will spend two exciting line of work, Caudill said he assignment for Caudill – an assignyears working in the Office of Israeli and Michelle plan to retire in Clermont ment he requested. “I felt like, when I was clerk of and Palestinian Affairs in Washington County someday. “There’s just something special courts, I did very important work. I D.C. In addition to Chile and Qatar, want to continue to do important Caudill has completed temporary about running into someone at the work. I don’t want to just go places assignments at Abu Dhabi, United store that you’ve known all your life, where I could have minimal impact Arab Emirates and the U.S. Consulate or seeing them at church on Sunday,” he said. “There’s something comfortand maximum tourism opportunities,” General in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Although his life has changed dra- ing about having a place like that to he said. While in Iraq, Caudill will work matically in the last five years, Caudill call home.”

Library makes Valentines for Veterans The Clermont County Public Library presented about 250 valentines to the Clermont County Veterans Service Commission Wednesday, July 14. The “Valentines for Veterans” valentines were made by library visi-

tors during February for Library Lovers Month. While valentines are typically given on Valentine’s Day, Veterans Service Commission Executive Director Dan Bare said the commission

gives the valentines to veterans year round. “The valentines are made by children and it’s just so innocent. Every veteran is different, but these are really touching,” he said.


As part of Library Lovers Month in February, the Clermont County Library asked people to make valentines for veterans. A total of 250 of those valentines were given to the Clermont County Veterans Service Commission Wednesday, July 14. From left are: Ken Cook, Cliff Riley, Howard Daugherty, Commission Executive Director Dan Bare, Library Assistant Director Sue Riggs, Robert Derr and Ken Cook.


Sue Riggs with the Clermont County Public Library hands a box of 250 valentines to Clermont County Veterans Service Commission President Ken Cook.


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Miami Township Tea Party Meeting, 7-8 p.m., Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, Group of citizens concerned with direction of government at all levels. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Miami Township Tea Party. 300-4253; Miami Township. Community School Supply Drive, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Edward Jones Investment Office, 5881 Cook Road, Accepting donations of school supplies. 248-8054. Mulberry.


Blooms & Berries Farm Market and Summer Produce Stand, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 9669 S. Ohio 48. 697-9173; Loveland. Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Shaw Farms Produce, 1737 Ohio 131. Call for hours. 575-2022. Miami Township.


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road, Pick 10 bouquets of up to 24 stems, includes flowers and herbs. $35 donation. Registration required. Presented by Granny’s Garden School. 5133242873; Loveland.


Mystery Book Club, 12:30 p.m., MilfordMiami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, Adults. “Triple Cross” by Kit Ehrman. Bring bag lunch. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 248-0700. Milford.


Creative Writing Group, 11 a.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Inspire and offer suggestions. Adults only. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 7241070. Williamsburg. F R I D A Y, A U G . 2 0


Community School Supply Drive, 9 a.m.5:30 p.m., Edward Jones Investment Office, 248-8054. Mulberry.


Clermont County Historical Society Meeting, 7:30 p.m., UC Clermont Campus, 4200 Clermont College Drive, Free. Room S143. Featured speaker, Debbie Clepper shares stories and pictures of the manse on Cole Road that her great grandfather built in the 1800s. 753-8672. Batavia. Frontier Square Dance Club, 8-10:30 p.m., American Legion Hall Milford, 111 Race St., Plus-level square and round dance club. Prerounds start at 7 p.m. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Milford.


Job Search Skills Workshops, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Workshops provide technically-oriented learning opportunities for anyone currently in job transition. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. 4743100; Anderson Township.


Blooms & Berries Farm Market and Summer Produce Stand, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 697-9173; Loveland. Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Shaw Farms Produce, 575-2022. Miami Township.


St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 5890 Buckwheat Road, Food, games for all ages, rides, bid and buy, music and raffles. Free. 575-0119. Milford. New Richmond Riverdays, 6 p.m.-midnight, New Richmond Riverfront, Front Street and Susanna Way, Concessions, rides, games, gambling tent, crafts, food, beer and beverages, petting zoo, mini-tractor pull and more. Presented by Village of New Richmond. Through Aug. 22. 553-4146; New Richmond. St. James Mediterranean Food Fest, 5-11 p.m., St. James Antiochian Orthodox Church, 6577 Branch Hill Miamiville Road, Church Hall. Music, food and drinks. $1 admission, free parking. Through Aug. 22. 583-9600; Loveland.

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Friday Night Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Music by 46 Long. Outdoor covered patio or air-conditioned dining area. Includes specialty, a la carte and children’s dinners. Music, fishing demonstrations and naturalist’s wildlife programs. $3.95-$9.25; parking permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. Through Sept. 3. 791-1663; Symmes Township. Summer Wine Sampling and Entertainment Series, 5-9 p.m., Harmony Hill Vineyards and Estate Winery, 2534 Swings Corner Point Isabel Road, 50 cents per sample. 734-3548; Bethel.

FESTIVALS St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Free. 575-0119. Milford. New Richmond Riverdays, Noon-midnight, New Richmond Riverfront, Cardboard Boat Regatta at 1 p.m. 553-4146; New Richmond. Rock the Boat Club, 1 p.m.-midnight, Miami Boat Club, 6071 Second St., Music festival. Admission includes draft beer. Skyline Chili, Liberty City BBQ and Mio’s Pizzeria. Music by Patsy’s Decline, Midnight On Vine, 4th Day Echo, Rick Huckaby and Prizoner. Ages 21 and up. $20, $15 for Miami Boat Club members. Registration required. 831-6905; Miamiville. St. James Mediterranean Food Fest, Noon-11 p.m., St. James Antiochian Orthodox Church, $1 admission, free parking. 583-9600; Loveland.




Mount Carmel Garden Club Meeting, Noon, Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Planning meeting for next year’s program book. Visitors or new members welcome. 984-9993. Union Township.


Williamsburg Garden Club Mum Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Williamsburg Mum Sales, U.S. 32 and McKeever Road, $4 for eight-inch pot or three for $11. Larger 12-inch pots available for $12. Call ahead for large orders. Benefits beautification of Williamsburg Community. Presented by Williamsburg Garden Club. 7247824. Williamsburg.


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 5133242873; Loveland.


Friday Night Racing, 4:30 p.m., Moler Raceway Park, 2059 Harker Waits Road, Quartermile dirt oval racing. Late Models, UMP Modifieds, Chevettes and Street Stocks. $13$15, $5 ages 7-15, free ages 6 and under. 937-444-6215; Williamsburg. Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble, 11 a.m., O’Bannon Creek Golf Club, 6842 Ohio 48, Begins with boxed lunch by the Honey Baked Ham Company, followed by shotgun start. Hole prizes, awards ceremony and buffet dinner. $700 foursome, $175 single. Registration required. Presented by Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce. 683-1544; Loveland.


Christianity and the Transformation of Consciousness: An Integral Retreat, 6:30 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Continues through 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22. Weekend of group learning and sharing, ritual, music, and storytelling to begin the task of healing. With Leslie Hershberger, LFH Group and Quanita Munday, Nzuzu LLC. $300 single occupancy, $250 double; $200 commuter. Reservations required. 683-2340; Loveland.

Williamsburg Garden Club Mum Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Williamsburg Mum Sales, 7247824. Williamsburg.


Lagniappe, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Anna Ree’s Andouille, 1329 U.S. 52, Cajun. 699-4102; New Richmond.


Stream Exploration, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Stream Access B on Geology Trail. Learn about collecting and identifying fossils. All ages. $5, $1 children, free members. 831-1711; Union Township. Fossil Identification, 10 a.m.-noon, Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Learn about collection, identification and classification of fossils from Cincinnati Dry Dredgers. $5, $1 children, free members. 831-1711; Union Township. Alpacas 4 You Open House, Noon-4 p.m., Breezy Hill Acres, 1549 Altman Road, Stop in for a few minutes or spend several hours to visit the animals and get information on alpacas. Free. 404-4411; New Richmond. Alpacas 4 You Open House, Noon-4 p.m., New Richmond Alpaca Farm, 1240 Bethel New Richmond Road, Stop in for a few minutes or spend several hours to visit the animals and get information on alpacas. Free. 253-3700; New Richmond. Alpacas 4 You Open House, Noon-4 p.m., Teddy Bear Alpaca Ranch, 3510 Ohio 131, Stop in for a few minutes or spend several hours to visit the animals and get information on alpacas. Free. 460-6858; Goshen. Alpacas 4 You Open House, Noon-4 p.m., Una Luna Alpaca Farm, 344 E. Poplar St., Stop in for a few minutes or spend several hours to visit the animals and get information on alpacas. Free. 600-5700; Loveland.


Non Profit Animal Adoption Event, 1-7 p.m., PetSmart Eastgate, 650 Eastgate South Drive, All breeds and puppies, too. Presented by Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue. 917-292-6779; Eastgate.


What Flows from the River, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Little Miami Scenic River and Trail Center, 211 Railroad Ave., Art, culture, music, recreation, science, wildlife events in the afternoons. Hamilton County SWCD Gwen Roth, Watersheds, 1 p.m. Free. 893-4453; Loveland.


Sketching for the Adult Beginner class will he held 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22, at the Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Union Township. Art educator Hilary Neu will teach the basics of sketching. Students should bring an unlined journal and something to sit on outdoors. The class, for ages 14 and up, is $15 and $10 for Cincinnati Nature members. Registration is required. Call 831-1711. S U N D A Y, A U G . 2 2


Henry Ford Squares, 5-7:30 p.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Western style square dance club for experienced dancers with round dance and line dancing. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Union Township.


Zumbathon Fundraiser, 3-4:30 p.m., Nisbet Park, 210 Railroad Ave., Amphitheater. Led by certified instructor, Jenna Schroeder. Benefits Back2Back Ministries’ Hurricane Alex relief fund. $10 suggested donation. Presented by Back2Back Ministries. 754-0300; Loveland.


St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Festival, 110 p.m., St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Chicken dinner and beer with ID available. Free. 575-0119. Milford. New Richmond Riverdays, Noon-6 p.m., New Richmond Riverfront, 553-4146; New Richmond.

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Community School Supply Drive, 9 a.m.5:30 p.m., Edward Jones Investment Office, 248-8054. Mulberry.


Frontier Squares Square Dance Classes, 7:30-9:30 a.m., American Legion Hall Milford, 111 Race St., No prior dance experience necessary. Wear casual dress and smooth-soled shoes. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Milford.



Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Market, 2-5 p.m., Milford Shopping Center, 633-5218; Milford.






What Flows from the River, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Little Miami Scenic River and Trail Center, Canoe Trip - Registration required by e-mailing Steve Carson at or stopping by Little Miami Scenic River Center, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Free. 893-4453; Loveland.

Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30 p.m., Friendship Lutheran Church, $5. 310-5600; Pierce Township.

Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 5133242873; Loveland.

St. James Mediterranean Food Fest, 2-9 p.m., St. James Antiochian Orthodox Church, $1 admission, free parking. 583-9600; Loveland.



Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Market, 2-5:30 p.m., Sports Page Cafe, 453 Cincinnati Batavia Pike. 688-1009; Mount Carmel.

Spinebenders Book Club, 7 p.m., New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd., Adults. “Stones into Schools” by Greg Mortenson. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 553-0570. New Richmond.

Loveland Concerts in the Park, 6 p.m., Nisbet Park, 210 Railroad Ave., Music by American Legion Dance Band. Presented by City of Loveland. 683-0150; Loveland.

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Full Moon Walk, 9:30 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Sturgeon Moon. Ages 8 and up. $5, free for members. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township.


Volunteer Exploration Sessions, 10-11 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Family friendly. Free. 831-1711. Union Township.

Paxton’s Idol, 9 p.m., Paxton’s Grill, 126 W. Loveland Ave., Karaoke competitions with prizes. 583-1717; Loveland.


Wednesday at the Movies, 2 p.m., Doris Wood Branch Library, 180 S. Third St., Adults. “A Call Girl” directed by Damjan Kozle. Free. 732-2128; Batavia.


Bingo at St. Veronica, 5 p.m., St. Veronica Parish, 4473 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road, Parish Center. Birthday specials, raffle, Lucky Loser, giveaways and door prizes. Food and drink available. Ages 18 and up. $10, free ages 84 and up. 528-1622; Mount Carmel.

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Community School Supply Drive, 9 a.m.5:30 p.m., Edward Jones Investment Office, 248-8054. Mulberry.


Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30 p.m., Friendship Lutheran Church, 1300 White Oak Road, $5. 310-5600; Pierce Township.


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 5133242873; Loveland.


Learn to Crochet, 6 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Learn simple stitches. Bring a crochet hook size H or larger. For teens and adults. Free. Registration required. 724-1070. Williamsburg. PROVIDED

The “Wiggly Circus Live!” Tour comes to The Bank of Kentucky Center at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25. The Wiggles bring friends Captain Feathersword, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Henry the Octopus and more for the interactive family event. Tickets are: $12-$77 with additional fees. Call 800-745-3000 or visit


Sinatra Night, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Tong’s Thai Restaurant, 1055 Main St., With Matt Snow, “The Cincinnati Sinatra.” 248-2999. Milford.


Learning Through Art Inc. is hosting its annual Kroger Cincinnati Snaps Photo Competition through Sept. 30. The juried photo competition encourages area residents to share snapshots of their neighborhoods in an effort to share the beauty of the region. Winning photos are honored at an annual Kick Off ceremony, and featured in the following summer’s exhibition, such as the current Virtual Photo Exhibition on Fountain Square, which runs through Aug. 31. To submit a photo, and for rules, go to Pictured is a winning photo from last year, “The Genius of Water,” by Jessica Huff of Fairfield.


Bethel Journal

August 19, 2010


The current of life today is not kind to us When we’re young we dream about how we’re going to change the world. When we grow older we find it’s hard enough trying to keep the world from changing us. There is an inexorable current in life that swirls and rubs against us as it flows. Like water running over a solid rock, it can wear us down, a little bit here, a little bit there. Our positive ideals and dreams can be gradually worn away until we become disfigured and not at all as we intended. Life’s current that flows against us today is certainly not kind to us. Nor is it designed to form us in healthy ways. It has become more coarse, violent and self-centered. Our civilization is losing its civility. A symbol of today’s harshness can be found in the extreme fight-

ing sports. Participants punch, kick and bloodily pound each other as the a u d i e n c e applauds. For a moment we can imagine we’re Father Lou back watching Guntzelman the brutality of the Roman coliPerspectives seum! Television, newspapers and movies show us homeless people beaten with baseball bats, women being stoned to death for adultery, children murdered, our young children murdered, the Taliban seizes 10 unarmed people dedicated for years to helping the poor and sick, marches them into the woods and shoots them down. Do we experience shock or revulsion?

Or are we inured to life’s pitiless current? There seems to be a constant dumbing down of the finer things of life. Our country, formerly in the first place in the world in the percentage of those gaining college degrees, has now fallen to 12th place over the last 30 years. “Spend more money and we’ll be back as No. 1,” we think. Really? Spending more money accomplishes everything? Does spending money create civility? Right now we’re practicing denial. Who wants to hear that the sky is falling, that drugs are spreading, and that the food we thought was good for us isn’t? We don’t want to hear it. So, we live as though it isn’t true. Mental health experts urge us to be more proactive. Sometimes we must learn how to swim

upstream to reroute the current of life that is diminishing us. We have so many good things to protect, preserve and enjoy – the people we love and who love us; more opportunities than we realize; good books, music, art and athletics to uplift and inspire; and a spirituality that brings inner peace. In the fading days of the Roman Empire the leaders of the people thought that “bread and circuses” were the political solution. They would divert the common people from realizing the disintegration of their country. Hopefully, we’re not ready for our fading days yet. It’s time to use the adult and insightful minds we’ve been given to keep from losing all our youthful dreams. G.K. Chesterton wrote: “There is a kind of work which anyone

can do, but from which many people shrink, generally because it is very hard work, and sometimes because they fear it will lead them where they do not wish to go. It is called thinking.” It is hard to fight a current. Sometimes we talk a good game but really don’t want to expend the effort to go where our hearts and minds tell us we must go. Chesterton’s quote calls us to think. See what’s happening to us. Then adopt the motto of the City of Blue Ash that has worked so well: “Aspire! Achieve! Advance!” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Don’t skip the Skype when traveling overseas Traveling overseas can be quite expensive, especially when you consider the exchange rate with the U.S. dollar. So I thought I’d share some of the best ways I found to get cash in the local currency, as well as to make calls back to the U.S. without breaking the bank. It used to be the best way to get cash while overseas was to go to a local ATM and get the local currency. That gives you the best currency exchange rate and it’s less expensive than going to a money exchange store.

B u t now many l o c a l b a n k s h a v e started charging a 3 percent onverHoward Ain csion fee to Hey Howard! use a foreign ATM, just as happens with most credit cards when you use them outside the country. But there’s a way you can avoid all these conversion fees. All it takes a little planning. Institutions like Union Savings Bank offer an ATM card but don’t

charge any fees at all. Officials there tell me you may have to pay a fee imposed by the ATM you use, but Union Savings won’t charge anything. So, allow a few days to set up a checking account at a conversion-free bank and get an ATM card there before your trip. Most credit cards also charge a conversion fee ranging from 2.7 percent to 3 percent, depending on the card you use. However, cards issued by Capital One don’t charge any conversion fee at all. I got such a card to for the express purpose of using it

outside the U.S. Often when calling back to the U.S. you have to pay what can amount to expensive international calling charges. But, I found if you have access to WiFi while on vacation, you can save a bundle. I used my iPod Touch, which is not a phone, and downloaded Skype, which most people use to carry on conversations using computers. Skype also allows you to call a landline phone and talk using your computer. So, using my iPod Touch, which is small enough to put in my pocket, I walked

around, found local places advertising free WiFi, and made my calls to the telephones back home. The only thing I needed to get before I left the U.S. was a set of earbuds that included a microphone in the cord. Skype has a 30-day free trial period which both my brother Stewart and I used when we went outside the U.S. Stewart found Skype to be very good, with a clear connection, but only when he had a strong enough WiFi signal. I also found Skype worked perfectly and was

simply amazed at the clarity of the calls. Going over your free trial period cost less than $7 a month, but it’s well worth it when you compare it with the cost of an international cell phone calling plan. Bottom line, a little planning can save you a lot if you’re considering travel outside the U.S. 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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August 19, 2010

Favorite recipes are shared among friends, readers Today and next week I’m sharing s o m e favorite recipes – the ones that readers request throughout the Rita year. If you Heikenfeld have a Rita’s kitchen f a v o r i t e dish that everyone raves about, I’d love for you to share it. Try the frozen fruit cocktail dessert or sorbet for a cool ending to the recordbreaking hot days we’ve been having.

Lela Groene’s heirloom frozen fruit cocktail dessert

“This was a favorite at holidays and other special meals,” Lela wrote. Make sure you use evap-

orated, not sweetened condensed milk, for this dessert. 3 oz. cream cheese, softened 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon maraschino cherry juice (from jar) 2 ⁄3 cup evaporated milk 16 large marshmallows 16-oz. can fruit cocktail, undrained 1 ⁄4 cup chopped maraschino cherries. Mix together cheese and juices, and let stand. In a saucepan, combine milk and marshmallows. Stir over medium heat until marshmallows melt. Remove from heat. Stir in cream cheese mixture. Mix in fruit cocktail and cherries. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper muffin cups. Spoon mixture evenly into muffin cups. Freeze until


firm. Remove from tin, still in paper muffin cups, and serve frozen. They will thaw just a little on the serving plate.

Jayne Homsher’s bleu cheese coleslaw

Madeira resident Jayne Homsher shares her version. Feel free to add more bleu cheese if you like. 1

1 ⁄2 lbs. green cabbage, shredded 2 carrots, peeled and shredded 1 ⁄4 cup sweet onion, finely chopped 1 ⁄3 cup cider vinegar 3 tablespoons sugar 1 ⁄3 cup mayonnaise 1 ⁄3 cup sour cream 1 ⁄3 cup crumbled bleu cheese Salt and pepper to taste Combine cabbage, carrots and onion. Heat cider vinegar and sugar to boil.

Toss with vegetables and let sit 15 minutes. Drain the vegetables well and combine with remaining ingredients. Prepare at least two hours ahead or overnight so flavors can mingle.

Helen Sarky’s Lebanese vegetarian green bean stew

Anderson Township reader Helen Sarky sent me this recipe. These beans are always served in some fashion at the famous Lebanese festival held at St. Anthony’s of Padua 1 pound fresh or frozen green beans, cut into 2-inch lengths 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 ⁄2 cup sliced thinly onions 1 tablespoon minced garlic (opt.) 1 ⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon or to taste


Salt and pepper to taste 2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint 11⁄2 cups diced tomatoes 1 cup water or chicken stock 1 tablespoon lemon juice Heat oil over medium heat until hot. Add onions and sauté until caramelized (three minutes); add garlic and sauté another two minutes. Stir in cinnamon, salt, pepper and mint and keep stirring. Add tomatoes, water and lemon juice and keep stirring. Add beans and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover pan and cook until tender, about 20 minutes. Serve over a bed of cooked rice.

Five-minute fruit sorbet

Any canned fruit works well. Fruit cocktail and apricot are favorites at my house.

1 can, 16 oz. or so, fruit in heavy syrup 1 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon vanilla (opt.) Place unopened can in freezer for at least 12 hours or until frozen. Submerge unopened can in hot water for a minute to loosen edges. Transfer contents to food processor or blender in batches if necessary, cutting into several chunks. Process or blend until smooth, about half a minute. Add lemon juice and blend. Scoop into balls and serve right away or refreeze up to eight hours. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.



100’s Lined up Yesterday at the Hilton Hotel Cincinnati Airport for the Vintage Guitar Show. By Mort Enright STAFF WRITER TheInternationalVintageGuitarCollectorsAssociation will be placing ads in newspapers, radio and running television spots this week asking people to bring in any and all guitars. Those that do bring in their guitars will be able to speak with collectors one on one and have their items looked at with an expert set of eyes. With the help of these IVGCA members, offers will be made to those that have vintage and modern guitars. Highest prices are paid for those made before 1970. All guitars will be examined and purchased including vintage guitars, acoustic guitars, banjos, any and all other types of musical instruments. Those that decide to sell their items will be paid on the spot. If you are like a lot of people you might have an old Vintage Guitar lying around. If you have ever wondered what it’s worth, now might be your chance to find out and even sell it, if you choose. Vintage guitars could be worth a lot according to the International Vintage Guitar Collectors Association also known as IVGCA. Collectors will pay a fortune for Vintage Guitars, Banjos, Acoustic Guitars and even Drum Sets for their collections. If they are rare enough, one could be worth over $100,000 according to David Mcintosh, Vintage Guitar Collector and IVGCA member. One 1960 Gibson Les Paul went for $100,000 to a collector in July of 2007. While that is an extreme example, many rare and valuable guitars are stashed away in attics, closets, basements, or in a garage around the country. The IVGCA and its collectors have organized a traveling event in search of all types of Vintage Guitars and Instruments. “Even common guitars can be worth a significant amount due to high collector demands,” says Mcintosh. The rarest guitars these collectors are looking for include: Martin, Gibson, Gretsch and Rickenbacker. These guitars always bring big premiums according to the IVGCA. While the IVGCA’s specialty is guitars, they are also examining other instruments, including drum sets, banjos, flutes, clarinets, etc. The IVGCA says “You never really know what you have until your item is evaluated by experts. Whatever kind of instrument you may have, bring it in to our experts. Think about it. You could walk away $100,000 richer!” So, whether you have one instrument you think might be valuable or a large collection you recently inherited, you can talk to these collectors for free. If you’re lucky, you may have a rarity worth thousands. Either way, there is nothing to lose and it sounds like fun.

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Bethel Journal

August 19, 2010


Pringle’s offers ‘Wealthy’ crop of apples Howdy folks, We went over to Pringle’s Orchard last week and got some apples, and John said his blackberries were still doing good. The next crop of apples are Wealthy and John said they looked good, so if you need apples and blackberries go see the Pringle’s Orchard. I walked with John down to the berry patch and the canes were loaded with some beautiful berries the size of your thumb. I have known the Pringle’s for a long time. I used to help John’s Dad, Roscoe prune the apple trees and pick apples. At one time they had the finest peaches you could find any place. The pecan crop looks good the tele-

phone number is 6259866. They are located n e a r Stonelick State Park. We went George over to Rooks Grant’s Farm got Ole and Fisherman b r o c c o l i , cabbage, cauliflower plants and more spinach seed for a fall garden. The plants sure look good and they have a good bunch of them. Now is the time to start setting out these plants for some excellent eating. We have some onion sets so there will be another bed of green onions, our grandson-in-law loves the

green tops and our granddaughter loves the bulbs. Last Thursday evening the Bethel United Methodist Church choir started practice for the upcoming Heritage Celebration weekend Sept. 11-12. This practice on Thursday evening will continue until next year at June. But you will be hearing more about the Heritage Celebration later. Now I don’t want to make you folks hungry, but here is what we had for a noon meal (dinner) last week: tomatoes, taters, roasting ears (corn), blackberry jelly, bread, butter, and I had a good cup of coffee. Now for items that came from the garden. It is so good to be able to get this

garden produce, that you have planted, hoed and taken care of. Ruth Ann has been canning tomatoes, making blackberry jelly, putting cranberry beans in the freezer and freezing blackberries. These frozen blackberries will make a pie, cake, or cobbler. Ruth Ann will make a blackberry jam cake for the Clermont Senior Services annual Art, Antiques and Collectible event to help raise money to help the seniors. This event will take place at the Receptions at Eastgate on Sept. 10. This is always a great event with a great meal, silent auction, raffle and a live auction where the cake will be auctioned, and lots of laughter and fellowship.

Mike at the Boar’s Head Bait Shop in Afton, said the fishing is good, the Muskie are starting to be caught. The two biggest were a 22inch one, and the biggest was 25 inches long. The crappie are being caught in big numbers, but the 9-inch limit for the crappie is hard to get. Next year should be good for the bigger crappie. The catfish are feeding good, two fellers caught 17 channel catfish one evening last week. They were of nice size and will furnish some good eating. The stripers are biting good with some nice big ones, they need to be 16 inches long before they can be kept. The bluegills are in good numbers.

The Clermont County General Health District is mailing postcards to all county residents encouraging family disaster preparedness and participation in the 9/11 Drill Down for Safety campaign Saturday, Sept. 11. “We are joining with the Safe America Foundation to not only remember the tragic terrorist attacks on America that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001, but to encourage all citizens to use that day to prepare for emergencies at home or work,” said Clermont County Health Commissioner Marty Lambert. “Every family should have an emergency plan in place and enough supplies on hand to shelter every

member of the family and household pets for up to a week,” she said. Should any type of emergency situation occur, preparedness is the best response. “This type of plan can work for tornadoes, severe storms, power outages or basically any type of situation that requires an immediate evacuation or for citizens to shelter in place for an extended period of time,” said Lambert. There are many Web sites that offer information on developing a disaster plan, including, www.CincinnatiRedCross.or g, or In addition to prepared-

ness, the Clermont General Health District encourages citizens to help their communities recover from a disaster. In Clermont County, there are numerous opportunities to help friends and neighbors, including the Tristate Medical Reserve Corps. “We need both medical and non-medical volunteers,” said coordinator Carol Kisner. For details, visit www., call 735-8412 or e-mail “I’d also like to encourage people to store emergency text messages in their cell phones,” said Lambert. “By setting up various distribution lists, you can quickly reach loved ones should an

emergency occur.” During an emergency, text messages will often be successful, even when voice lines are jammed. In addition, you can text all family members at once to let them know you’re safe and that you are on your way to your meeting place, previously identified in your emergency plan.

George Rooks is a retired park ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.

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We haven’t been on the lake for over a month due to all the work we have here with the volunteering and work here at home. We went over to Goshen for a visitation for a dear lady Sunday afternoon, Louise Speer. Her son, David worked at Stonelick State Park and here at East Fork. We saw several friends from Newtonsville we hadn’t seen for a long time. Start your week by going to the church of your choice and praise the good Lord. God bless all.

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CCDD attends ADA event July 26 marked the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a piece of legislation that has allowed people with disabilities to lead more active and independent lives. Adults from the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities (CCDD) attended a celebration on Fountain Square July 26 to commemorate and honor the efforts of individuals who made this legislation a reality. Several booths varying from local Lions Clubs to organizations providing services to those with disabilities were on display. Entertainment and special programs from local groups also were offered during the four-hour event. “This is a wonderful experience,” said Pattie Dick of Amelia, who attends the CCDD Senior Retirement Program. “I’m really excited to be part of something so memorable.” Before the ADA was passed, people with disabilities often had a hard time participating in groups, organizations or churches. It was even difficult for someone with a disability to obtain a job, much less retain that position for longer than a few months. With the help of ADA, employers are now able to learn techniques on how they can help employees with disabilities become successful and important members of their team. In addition, the ADA has assisted individuals with disabilities learn how they can help themselves suc-

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Bethel Journal


August 19, 2010

RELIGION Bethel United Methodist Church

Church members will host a free seminar on cell phones and texting while driving at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20. Talking on cell phones and texting are common and helpful tools. This seminar will help the public be aware of how people may take safety for granted when using cell phones. The church is at 402 W. Plane St.; 734-7201.

Eastgate Community Church

The annual “Farewell to Summer” Community Picnic is set for 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, at the Union Township Veteran’s Park, corner of GlenEste-Withamsville Road and Clough Pike.

There will be games, prizes, oldfashioned egg toss and tug-ofwar. Lunch will be provided. Wear picnic clothing and bring a blanket or chair to sit. Call 843-7778 for more information.

Laurel United Methodist

The church hosts Sunday School at 10 a.m. and church worship at 11 a.m. Sundays. The church is at 1888 Laurel-Lindale Road, Laurel; 553-3043.

Lerado Church of Christ

Gospel musician Thomas Shelton will hold a gospel concert at 11 a.m. Sept. 5. Lerado will host a fellowship meal following the morning assembly, Evangelist Rick Breiden-

baugh and the Lerado congregation extend a warm invitation to everyone. The church is located at 5852 Marathon-Edenton Road.

The church is at 360 Robin Ave., Loveland; 683-2525,

Locust Corner United Methodist Church

Plan to attend one of four free performances of the original “The Saved & The Searching” musical presented by Mt. Moriah United Methodist Church in Union Township. Set within the filming of a soap opera, the musical tells an inspirational, yet comical, story about the importance of forgiveness. The writer and director is Doug Heflin, the director of vocal music at New Richmond High School. The musical is suitable for families with chil-

The church hosts Sunday School at 9 a.m. and Sunday worship at 10 a.m. Sundays. The church is at Locust Corner and Wagner roads, Pierce Township; 752-8459.

Loveland Presbyterian Church

All youth groups now meet at 6 p.m. every Sunday night beginning with supper, a short worship service and group sessions.

Mt. Moriah United Methodist Church

dren of all ages. All performances are free, but seating is limited. Presentations are at: 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12; 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13; 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15. Call 752-1336, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., to reserve tickets or visit The church is at 681 Mt. Moriah Dr., near Interstate 275 and Beechmont Ave.

SonRise Community Church

The church meets for services at Mariemont High School, 3812 Pocahontas Ave., Mariemont; the office is at 203 Mill St., Milford; 576-6000.

True Church of God

A concert will be 7 p.m. the third Friday of each month, featuring new bands and artists. Free food and music. Call Angel at 876-0527 or 734-7671. The church is at 513 Market St., New Richmond.

Williams Corner Church of God

All school-age children are invited for a Back-Pack Sunday service at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 15. After the morning service all school-age children in attendance will receive a free sling pack with school supplies to help get them started for the new school year. The church is located at 6162 Ohio 132, Goshen; 218-5315.


ASSEMBLIES OF GOD CHRISTIAN - CHURCH OF CHRIST RIVER OF LIFE Assembly of God 1793 U.S. 52, Moscow, Ohio 45153 Pastor: Ralph Ollendick Sun. Contemporary Service SS -9:45am,Worship 11:00am Wed.- Informal Biblestudy 7-8pm Come Experience The Presence of the Lord In Our Services



Sunday School 9:30am Morning Worship 10:45am Wednesday Night Worship & Prayer Service 7:00pm Nursery provided for all services/ Youth & Children’s Programs


FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF MT REPOSE 6088 Branch Hill-Guinea Pike Ken Slaughter, Pastor

Sunday School 9:45am - Worship 11am (nursery provided) Sunday Evening Service 6pm-Youth 6pm 513-575-1121


2831 State Route 222 Mark Pence, Pastor 513-313-2401 Sunday School....9:30AM Sunday Worship....10:45AM Childrens Church & Nursery Avail Wednesday Prayer Service & Youth Meeting....7:00PM Nursery & Children’s Activities


770 South Riverside, Batavia OH 45103 Raymond D. Jones, Pastor 732-2739

Sunday School 10am; Morning Worship 11am; Sunday Evening Service 6pm; Wednesday Eve. Prayer Service & Bible Study, 7:00pm

Reaching the Heart of Clermont County

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF GOSHEN 1828 Woodville Pike • 625-5512 Pastor Junior V. Pitman Sunday School – 10:00am Morning Worship – 11:00am Prayer Time – 5:30pm Sunday Evening – 6:00pm WED. Prayer & Bible Study – 7:00pm Nursery provided for all services

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF FELICITY 212 Prather Rd. Felicity, OH Pastor: Chad Blevins 876-2565

Sunday School Sunday Worship Sunday Eve. Childrens Mission Sunday Eve. Adult Discipleship Sunday Eve. Worship Wed. Eve. Adult Bible Study

9:45am 10:45am 6:00pm 6:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm


3052 ST. RT. 132 AMELIA, OH 45102 Pastor John Davis 797-4189 Sunday School..............................9:30am Sunday Morning Worship............10:30am Sunday Evening Worship...............6:30pm Wednesday Prayer Service ...........7:00pm Wednesday Youth Group...............7:00pm


St. Bernadette Church 1479 Locust Lake Rd Amelia, Oh 45102 753-5566 Rev. Bill Stockelman, Pastor Weekly Masses, Saturday 5:00 PM Sunday 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM

St. Mary Church, Bethel 3398 OHIO SR 125 Bethel, Ohio 45106-9701 734 – 4041 ( fax ) 734 - 3588 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor Saturday Mass – 4:00 PM Sunday Mass – 10:30 AM

St. Peter Church

1192 Bethel-New Richmond Road New Richmond, OH 45157 513-553-3267 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor

Saturday Mass - 5:00 PM Sunday Mass – 8:30 AM

844 State Rt. 131

1/2 mile east of Route 50 Sunday School 9:30a Sunday Worship 10:30a Youth Worship 10:30a Nursery provided.

513 831 0196



101 South Lebanon Rd. Loveland, OH 45140 683-4244 Lead Pastor Jonathan Eilert Pastor Grant Eckhart Saturday Service 5:00pm Sunday Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00am Sunday School 9:30am

GOSHEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 6710 Goshen Rd, Goshen Across from Goshen High School 513-722-2541 Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am Blended Worship Traditional and Contemporary Youth Fellowship 6:00pm Nursery Available


UNITED METHODIST Amelia United Methodist C h ur c h

19 E. Main St., Amelia OH 45102 ‘To become and make disciples of Christ”


Classes for every age group

Sunday School ~ 9:30 am

Sunday Worship


Outdoor Shelter Service

Sunday Worship: 8:30 & 10:30am Bible Study: 9:30am & 6:00pm Youth Groups: 6:00pm

Indoor Worship Service

937 Old State Route 74 (Behind Meijer) 513-753-8223



Real People...In a Real Church... Worshipping a Real God! 1675 Hillstation Road, Goshen, Ohio 45122 722-1699 Pastor Tim McGlone Service Schedule Sunday School 10:00am Sunday Worship 10:45am Sunday Evening Worship 6:00pm Wednesday Youth Service 7:00pm Saturday Service 7:00pm

Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia

EPISCOPAL ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH & ST. THOMAS NURSERY SCHOOL 100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052 Sunday 7:45am Holy Eucharist* 10:00am Holy Eucharist Rite II *Childcare Provided


Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115

Pastor Mike Smith


Contemporary Worship Practical Message Classes for Children & Teens Nursery Care Sunday 6:00PM Avalanche Youth Service Wednesday 7:00PM Bible Study (adults) / Avalanche Youth We have many other groups that meet on a regular basis 4050 Tollgate Rd, Williamsburg, OH 513-724-3341 Mark Otten, Pastor


A Loving Church in Jesus’ Name Sunday School..............................10:00AM Sunday Morning Worship..............10:45AM Thurs Prayer & Bible Study..............7:00PM Nursery Provided for Sunday Morning Worship 6208 Guinea Pike, Milford, Ohio 45150 Pastor: Melvin Moore Church: 513-575-5450

638 Batavia Pike Corner of Old St.Rt. 74 & Summerside Rd Phone: 513-528-3052 Pastor: Joseph Jung Sunday Morning Worship: 8:30 & 10:40 Nursery Care Available Sunday School for all ages: 9:30 Web: E-mail:

SUNDAY SERVICE TIMES Morning Worship 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m. High Voltage Youth 6 p.m.



BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 402 W. Plane St. Bethel, Ohio 513-734-7201 Sunday Worship 8:00 & 10:45am Contemporary Worship 9:30amSunday School 9:30 & 10:45am For All Ages: Nursery Care for Age 3 & under Full Program for Children, Youth, Music, Small Groups & more Handicapped Accessible PASTORS: Bill Bowdle -Sr. Pastor Steve Fultz - Assoc. Pastor; J. D. Young - Youth Pastor Janet Bowdle - Children’s Pastor

2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN


EMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sunday School 9:00am Worship 10:30am Children’s Worship and Childcare 10:30am Corner of Old SR 74 and Amelia-Olive Branch Rd 732-1400 Worship Services

25 Amelia Olive Branch Rd.

Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist

A special prayer and healing service on the 1st Sunday evening of each month at 7:00pm

Sunday Morning 10:00AM

10:45 a.m.

A Blend of contemporary and traditional styles, with a relevant message for today! Nursery / Children’s Church during 10:45 Worship Service


Sunday Worship 10:30 AM Prayer Meeting 7:00 PM (Wed) Thomas J. Trunnel, Pastor

Sunday Worship Service......8:30am, 10:30am Sunday School.......................9:30am w/nursery & children’s church

8:30 a.m.

Contemporary and traditional with live music and multi-media.

3072 Lakin Chapel Rd Bethel, Ohio 45106 (Anderson)

Located at 2580 US Hwy 50 (next to the library) or (1mile east of Owensville on 50)

Casual, Contemporary and Music filled service. Enjoy coffee and a donut before the service.

A fellowship where God changes people for life. Come visit us! 2545 Highway 50 Owensville, OH 45160 513-732-2324 Sunday School 9:00am Childrens Church 10:00am Worship 10:00am


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Owensville United Methodist Church


Contemporary Sat 5pm & Sun 9am Traditional Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Full childcare & church school at all services. 513-677-9866 Dr. Doug Damron, Sr. Pastor (across from the Oasis Golf Club) Rev. Lisa Kerwin, Assoc. Pastor

6635 Loveland Miamiville Rd Loveland, OH 45140

Trinity United Methodist

4359 E. Bauman Lane | Batavia, OH 45103 Pastor, Troy P. Ervin

“Encircling People with God’s Love” Traditional Worship.......8:15am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship..................9:30am Sunday School...............................9:30am Nursery Available 5767 Pleasant Hill Rd (next to Milford Jr. High) 513-831-0262

Williamsburg United Methodist Church

Welcomes You

Sunday Morning Schedule: 9AM - Worship: Traditional 10AM - Classes & Groups 11AM - Worship: Contemporary Nursery care provided

A New Life - A New Prospective A New Song Pastor: Michael Fite info: 753-3159 c 3868 M Man Rd., Withamsville, OH 45245 (behind the Water Works car wash) Sunday Worship. 10:00am


A Loving, Praying, Caring Church Join us for Sunday Services

330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176

Worship Service ...................... 10:00am Church School......................... 11:15am CONNECT Youth Service........ 6-8pm Fellowship/Coffee Hour after Worship Nursery Provided/Youth Group Activities

360 Robin Av (off Oak St) Loveland OH

One block north of Main Street at 3rd 513-724-6305 Pastor: Rev. Duane A. Kemerley Interim Youth Director- Lisa Smith


NAZARENE Bethel Nazarene Church Rev. Scott Wade, Senior Pastor Rev. Cynthia Church, Discipleship Pastor Rev. Dale Noel, Congregational Care Pastor Rev. Kent Davenport, Youth Pastor Rev. Mark Owen, Worship Pastor SUNDAY: Sunday School (All Ages) Worship Service Children’s Worship. (1st-5th Grades) Discipleship Hour Nursery Care Provided Handicapped Accessible

683-2525 •

9:30am 10:30am


CALVIN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Amelia/Withamsville - 3mi. East of I-275

1177 West Ohio Pike (SR125)-Phone 752-2525 Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am

Rev. Kathleen B. Haines, Pastor Nursery care provided

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 199 Gay Street Williamsburg, Ohio 45176 Phone: 513-724-7985 Sunday School: 9:30A.M.

Worship:10:30A.M.(SupervisedNursery) PRESCHOOL: Tues, Weds, Thurs


EVANGELICAL FREE 5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

Services 8:00 am, 9:15 am & 11:00am Steve Lovellette, Senior Pastor Nursery proivided at all services

Take I-275 to exit 57 toward Milford, Right on McClelland, Right on Price, church soon on Right


176th Year in Felicity Walnut & West St. Felicity Rev. Jane Beattie, Pastor 876-2147 Contemporary Worship..... 9:00am Sunday School.................10:00am Traditional Worship..........10:45am Nursery provided for all Sunday morning services

“Room for the Whole Family”

MONDAY: Ladies’ Bible Study/Prayer Group WEDNESDAY: ‘Bethel Chapel’ Prayer Service Youth Group - Grades 6-12



7:00pm 7:00pm

S.Charity & E. Water Sts. Bethel, Ohio 45106 513-734-4204 Office: M-F 8:00am - 2:00pm E-mail:

949 SR Bus. 28, Milford 831-3218 Eric George, Pastor Rob Meyer, Youth Leader Kent Underwood, Minister of Worship & Music

Sunday School 9:30am Worship/Children’s Church 10:30am Sunday Equipping Hour 6:00pm Adult Bible Study/Youth/Kids Club 7:00pm WED “A friendly Church for the Whole Family”

All Withrow High School graduating classes – recent or long ago, are invited to the first Withrow Tiger Fest from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 21, at Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave. This will be an all-class reunion, and a fundraiser for the Withrow music program. Withrow can't take its band to “away” events because of the cost of transportation. Cost is $45 for adults 18 and older, $25 for 4-17 year-olds, and free to children 3 and under. Tickets include admission, parking, all-day picnic shelter with catered meal at 4 p.m., access to Sunlite Pool, all rides, playground, games, and allday free soft drinks. To join in the fun, send check, payable to Tiger Fest c/o Treasurer, to Chairman Benny R. Lane, 9124 Silva Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45251. Include a stamped, self-addressed envelope with names and ages of those attending, plus phone numbers and e-mail address. This event is open to all Withrow graduates and their friends and families. Contact Chairman Benny R. Lane at , or home phone 513-385-1839, or cell 513602-7873. Oak Hills High School Class of 1975 – is having its 35-year reunion from 8 p.m. to midnight, Friday, Sept. 3, at Aston Oaks Golf Club. Contact Chuck Eckert at for information. Turpin High School class of 1980 – is having its 30-year reunion from 7 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Sept. 4, at Royal Oak Country Club. Visit for details. Deer Park High School Class of 1970 – is having its 40th reunion Sept. 10 and 11. It starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, there will be a warm-up party at Chicken on the Run in Deer Park. Then at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 11, there will be a picnic and grill-out at the home of Shawn and Penny Sadler, 4753 Kugler Mill Road. For more information or to RSVP, contact Patty Husman 479-4965, or Marc Rouse at 378-9563. Princeton High School Class of 1965 – is having its 45th reunion Friday and Saturday, Sept. 10-11. For details, e-mail Sue at Amelia High School Class of 1980 – is having its 30-year reunion from 7:30-11:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 11, at Holiday Inn Eastgate. Cost is $35 per person. Contact Amy Grethel O’Leary at 752-0424, Barb Ramsey Merchant at 4743685 or Robin Ladrigan Iredale at 607-7071. Check out “1980 Amelia High School” on Facebook. Mercy Hospital Alumnae and the Butler County Nurses – are having the annual Mass at St. Julie Billart Church at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 19. A breakfast honoring the Class of 1960 will follow at Ryan’s Tavern. Cost is $17 a person. To reserve your spot send a check to Mary Jo Shannon at 784 Millikin St., Hamilton, OH 45013 by Sept. 1. Please include year of graduation. Goshen High School Class of 1980 – is having its 30th year reunion from 7-11 p.m., Friday, Sept. 24, at Receptions in Loveland. Contact Tina Creekmore Wiley at Twiley88@cinci.rr.con or by calling 265-0165 for more information and to purchase tickets. Deer Park High School Class of 1960 – is having its 50th reunion Sept. 24 and 25. Friday night is the homecoming football game. Alumni can tour the building and attend the game. At. 6 p.m. Saturday, dinner is planned at Double Tree Guest Suites, 6300 E. Kemper Road, Sharonville. Contact Sharon Ellis Neu at, or call 336-7850. Western Hills High school Class of 1970 – is looking for missing classmates. Classmates should sent contact information to: Bill Rothan or Sue Wilson at, or call 2872341. The reunion is planned for early October of this year.




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Juvenile, 13, theft, Bethel, Aug. 3. Juvenile, 14, theft, Bethel, Aug. 3. Juvenile, 15, theft, Bethel, Aug. 3. Phillip D Bowling, 28, 4572 Ohio 743, Moscow, open container liquor at 2169 Bethel New Richmond Road, Bethel, Aug. 4. Daniel J. Vice, 28, 4703 Ohio 276,

Batavia, felonious assault at 2810 Wilson Road, Bethel, Aug. 5. Angela Gilb, 37, 427 Gay St., Williamsburg, theft at 2630 Ohio 222, Bethel, Aug. 6.

Incidents/investigations Assault

At 2730 Ohio 222, Bethel, Aug. 6.

Criminal damaging/endangering

At 2169 Bethel New Richmond Road, Bethel, Aug. 4. At 2528 Bethel New Richmond Road, Bethel, Aug. 2.

Criminal trespass

At 2989 Macedonia Road, Bethel, Aug. 4.

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Bethel Journal

August 19, 2010





Felonious assault

At 2810 Wilson Road, Bethel, Aug. 5.

Identity fraud

At 972 Hopewell Road, Felicity, Aug. 5.

Open container liquor

At 2169 Bethel New Richmond Road, Bethel, Aug. 4.


At 2702 Ohio 232, Bethel, Aug. 2. At 2005 Justin Lane, Bethel, Aug. 6. At 2005 Justin Lane, Bethel, Aug. 7. At 2039 Whispering Willow Lane, Bethel, July 23. At 2124 Ohio 222, Bethel, Aug. 4. At 2630 Ohio 222, Bethel, Aug. 6.

Charles Melvin Kinion

Charles Melvin Kinion, 43, of Pryor, Okla., formerly of Bethel died July 18. Survived by wife, Melanie; sons, James Tyler Kinion, Charles Kane Kinion and Josh Blair; daughter, Aubrey Blair; grandsons, Kinion Noah Kinion, Colton Kinion and Keyen Scott;

mother, Connie Atchison; sisters, Ginger (Darryl) Wilson and Patty (Darren) Hugley; grandmother, Bess Kinion; and several nieces, nephews, family and friends. Preceded in death by father, Jimmy; grandparents, Osborne and Nellie McQueary; and grandfather, Clarence Kinion. Services were July 22 at Adair United Methodist Church.

Evelyn McFadden

Evelyn McFadden, 84, of Franklin

Township died Aug. 4. Survived by son, Elliott Wayne McFadden; daughter, Gwendola Dees; sisters, Dorothy Cook, Thelma Cross and Louise Bullock; grandchildren, Teresa Vanover, Gregory Dees, Christina, Lisa and Shannon; and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband, Bert McFadden; brother James Clyde Bush; and sister Ethel Madden. Services were Aug. 7 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Homes, Amelia.


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Patrol urges motorists to drive safely as the school year begins

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Do you know there are more than 50 different buildings in Clermont County used for the education of our children? There are thousands of school children who are using the roadways to reach school. Some of them walk, some of them ride buses, some drive and others ride with their parents and friends. The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reminding motorists to drive safely as the summer comes to an end and the school year begins. All drivers usually encounter either a stopped school bus or drive through a school zone during a normal day. Be extra careful when driving this time of year. Pay attention for additional pedestrians walking along the roadways as the school year begins. Some schools are increasing the walking distances students will have to travel to the bus stop to save money. Many of these students may be as young as 5 years old. There will be increased traffic on area roadways, which are already congested. Motorists are encouraged to give themselves extra


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August 19, 2010


Cincinnati Park Board – is partnering with Disney to provide service projects to the community. Disney is promoting community service in 2010. Volunteering in a park for a day will earn volunteers a one-day pass to Disney World or Disneyland. Visit to register for the “Give a Day Get a Disney Day” program by searching on the Web site for Cincinnati Parks. Sign up for an opportunity and serve six hours in a neighborhood park, nature center of greenspace. Then, give a day of service to Cincinnati Parks by volunteering for one of the approved opportunities. Up to eight passes will be given per family, an $80 value per person. Ticket must be used by Dec. 15. Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden – needs volunteers in the volunteer education program. Volunteers will receive training, invitations to special events and a monthly newsletter, among other benefits. There are numerous volunteer opportunities now available, including: “Ask Me” Station Program, Slide Presenters Program, Tour Guide Program, Animal Handlers Program, CREW Education Program. Each area has its own schedule and requirements. Certified training is also required. Must be 18 or older and have a high school degree or GED diploma. Call the zoo’s education department at 559-7752, or e-mail volunteereducator@cincinnatizoo.or g, or visit Grailville – needs volunteers for the garden in Loveland. Volunteer days are 9 a.m. to noon selected Saturdays. For a complete list visit or call 6832340. Volunteers will work in the kitchen and herb gardens. No experience is needed, volunteers may participate once or for the entire season. Volunteers should bring gloves, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, footwear that can get dirty and a snack if desired. Tools are provided.


Granny’s Garden School – needs help in the garden. Granny’s is growing produce for needy families in the area, with support from the Greenfield Plant Farm. Greenfield Plant Farm donated their surplus tomato and green pepper plants to the Granny’s Garden School program. Granny is seeking help with maintaining the gardens, planting and harvesting more produce. Granny’s is at Loveland Primary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. Call 324-2873 or e-mail, or visit GRRAND – Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs takes in needy displaced, abandoned or unclaimed stray golden retrievers and places them in volunteer foster homes until adoptive families are found. Call 1-866-981-2251 and leave your name and phone. Visit E-mail League For Animal Welfare – A no-kill shelter, needs volunteers 16 and older to help socialize cats and 18 and older to socialize and walk dogs. Other opportunities available. Call 735-2299, ext. 3. Save the Animals Foundation – Needs people 18 and older to staff its shelter for homeless cats and dogs. Call 378-0300 for cats and 588-6609 for dogs. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum – has a new horticulture volunteer program. Volunteer opportunities include working side by side Spring Grove’s nationallyrenowned horticulture team at this National Historic Landmark. Groups of volunteers will be developed to help in the following areas: Keeping the front entrance area looking spectacular, controlling invasive species, taking care of the tree and shrub collection. They are also looking for a volunteer, or volunteers, to help with the hybrid tea roses. New volunteers join the volunteer docents who are ambassadors for the cemetery and arboretum. Information ses-

sions, conducted the last Saturday and first Wednesday of each month, will explain the volunteer opportunities. Sessions are at 10 a.m. in the Historic Office, just inside the main entrance to the cemetery. For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Whitney Huang, Spring Grove horticulturist at 853-6866. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum is the nation's second-largest cemetery and arboretum which consists of 730 acres. Spring Grove serves the Cincinnati area but has welcomed visitors from all over of the world. As part of the arboretum, more than 1,200 plants are labeled and serve as a reference for the public. Spring Grove is looking for volunteers to help maintain specialty gardens, photograph plants, and help with computer work. Please call 513853-4941 or email Tri State County Animal Response Team (CART) – Is at 11216 Gideon Lane in Sycamore Township. Meetings are open to the public. Visit for monthly subjects or more information. Call 702-8373. Winton Woods Riding Center – is in need of volunteers to assist with the Special Riders Program, which provides training and competition opportunities for children and adults with disabilities, and to help with barn duties, horse shows and a variety of other tasks. No experience is necessary and training is provided. Interested individuals ages 14 and older are invited to contact the Winton Woods Riding Center at 931-3057, or at




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work one-on-one with children who are struggling to read. Call 621-7323 or e-mail Jayne Martin Dressing, Clermont 20/20 – and its college access program, Clermont Educational Opportunities, offer a mentoring program that matches adults to work with a group of high school students from local high schools. Volunteers are needed to become mentors to help students stay in school and prepare to graduate with a plan for their next step. Call Terri Rechtin at 753-9222 or 673-3334 (cell) or e-mail for more information. Granny’s Garden School – Volunteers needed from 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays to work on behind-thescenes projects. Volunteers also needed to help with developing Web pages. Call 489-7099; Granny’s Hands-on Gardening Club is looking for new gardeners, to work with garden manager Suellyn Shupe. Experienced gardeners, come to share your expertise and enjoy the company of other gardeners while supporting the Granny’s Garden School program times: 1:30-4 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The school is located at the Loveland Primary and Elementary, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. E-mail or visit Great Oaks is recruiting volunteer tutors for its Adult Basic and Literacy Education Classes and English to Speakers of Other Languages classes. There are numerous sites and times available for volunteering. The next training sessions areWednesday, Aug. 25 and Wednesday, Sept. 1 in the afternoon or evening. Call 612-5830. Inktank – Group looking for volunteers to help children and adults improve their skills in writing-based initiatives. Call 542-0195. Raymond Walters College – Needs volunteers to serve as tutors to skills enhancement students. The class meets from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays and from 5-8 p.m. Thursdays. Call 745-5691. Winton Woods City Schools – Wants to match community members who are interested in volunteering in the schools with the students. Volunteer opportunities at Winton Woods Primary North and South, middle school and high school. Volunteers who would have oneon-one contact with students outside of a classroom are required to have a background check. To volunteer, contact Gina Burnett at or 619-2301. The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s College Readiness Program that inspires and encourages teens of color toward paths of success is looking for caring professionals who want to make a difference, and for young people who can benefit from positive adult role models. Part of a national YMCA initiative, the local program incorporates mentoring, career exploration and college readiness; and helps students develop a positive sense of self, build character, explore diverse college and career options. Volunteers, many of whom are sponsored by area companies, share their own personal insight and encouragement. Contact Program Director Darlene Murphy at the Melrose YMCA, 961-3510 or visit YMCA – The Ralph J. Stolle Countryside YMCA is looking for volunteer trail guides for school groups. Call 932-1424 or e-mail


Business Volunteers for the Arts – BVA is accepting applications from business professionals with at

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least three years experience, interested in volunteering their skills within the arts community. Projects average six to eight months in length and can range from marketing or accounting to Web design or planning special events. A one-day training program is provided to all accepted applicants. Call 871-2787. Center for Independent Living Options – Seeking volunteers to staff Art Beyond Boundaries, gallery for artists with disabilities. Volunteers needed noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call 241-2600. Cincinnati Museum Center – Needs volunteers to work in all three museums, the Cincinnati History Museum, the Museum of Natural History and Science and the Cinergy Children’s Museum, and special exhibits. Call 287-7025.

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American Diabetes Association – Seeks volunteers in its area office located downtown for clerical support, filling requests for educational materials from phone requests, data entry, special events support and coordinating the Health Fair. Call 759-9330. American Heart Association – Volunteers needed to assist with the American Heart Association’s cause campaigns, Power to End Stroke, Go Red For Women, Start!, and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Assignments include clerical work, event specific duties and community outreach. Contact the American Heart Association at 281-4048 or e-mail Bethesda North Hospital – has openings for adult volunteers in several areas of the hospital. Call 865-1164 for information and to receive a volunteer application. Captain Kidney Educational Program – Needs volunteers one or more mornings or afternoons a month during the school year to educate children in first through sixth grades about kidney function and disease. Training provided. Call 961-8105. Clermont Recovery Center – Needs volunteers to fill positions on the board of trustees. Clermont County residents interested in the problem of alcohol or drug abuse, especially persons in long-term recovery and their family members, are encouraged to apply. Contact Barbara Adams Marin, CQI manager and communications coordinator, at 735-8123 or, Kim King, administrative assistant at 735-8144. Crossroads Hospice – Seeking volunteers to assist terminally ill patients and their families. Call 793-5070. Destiny Hospice – is seeking caring and compassionate people to make a difference in the life of a person living with terminal illness. No special skills or experience needed; simply a willingness to help provide comfort and support. Orientation is scheduled to fit the volunteer’s schedule. Opportunities are available throughout the Cincinnati, Middletown and Butler County area. Contact Anne at 554-6300, or Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care – is seeking volunteers in all Greater Cincinnati communities. Evercare provides care for those facing end-of-life issues and personal support to their families. Volunteers needed to visit with patients and/or assist in administrative and clerical tasks. Volunteers may provide care wherever a patient resides, whether in a private home or nursing facility. Call 1-888-866-8286 or 682-4055. Heartland Hospice – is seeking people with an interest in serving terminally ill clients and their families. Volunteers are needed for special

LEGAL NOTICE The Village of Bethel will receive sealed bids for Street Repair Bid Paving. and Specification Packets are available at the Village of Bethel Municipal Building, 120 N Main St, Bethel, Ohio 45106. Sealed bids will be accepted until 1:00 PM Friday, August 27th. Bids will be opened at 1:00 August PM Friday, 27th. The Village of Bethel reserves the right to reward bids based upon the lowest, best and most responsive bid. The Village also reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to award the project in whole or in part. Please direct all questions to the Village Administrator at 513-734-2243. 100157899979

projects such as crochet, knitting, making cards and lap robes, as well as making visits to patients. Training is provided to fit volunteers’ schedules. Call Jacqueline at 731-6100, and Shauntay 8315800 for information. Hospice of Southwest Ohio – Seeks volunteers to help in providing hospice services, Call 770-0820, ext. 111 or e-mail Hoxworth Blood Center – Hoxworth is recruiting people to help during community blood drives and blood donation centers in the area. Positions include: Blood drive hosts, greeters, blood donor recruiters and couriers. Call Helen Williams at 558-1292 or The Jewish Hospital – 4777 E. Galbraith Road, Kenwood, needs adult volunteers to assist at the front window in the pharmacy and also to assist with clerical duties, sorting patient mail, etc. They also need volunteers to assist staff in the family lounge and information desk and a volunteer is also needed in the Cholesterol Center, 3200 Burnet Ave., to perform clerical duties. Shifts are available 9 a.m.7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Volunteers receive a free meal ticket for each day he or she volunteers four or more hours, plus free parking. Call 686-5330. The hospital also needs adult volunteers to assist MRI staff and technologists at the reception desk of the Imaging Department in the Medical Office Building, located across from the hospital at 4750 East Galbraith Road. Volunteers are also needed to assist staff in the family lounge and at the information desk in the main hospital. Shifts are available Monday through Friday. Call 686-5330. Mercy Hospital Anderson – Seeks volunteers for the new patient services team, the Patient Partner Program. This team will provide volunteers with the opportunity to interact directly with the patients on a non-clinical level. Volunteers will receive special training in wheelchair safety, infection control, communication skills, etc. The volunteers will assist in the day-to-day non clinical functions of a nursing unit such as reading or praying with the patient; playing cards or watching TV with the patient; helping the patient select meals; running an errand; cutting the patient’s food. Call the Mercy Hospital Anderson Volunteer Department at 624-4676 to inquire about the Patient Partner Program. Wellness Community – Provides free support, education and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones. Volunteers needed to work at special events, health fairs, bulk mailings and other areas. Visit and click on “volunteer” to sign up. Call 791-4060, ext. 19.


Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati – Seeking volunteer campaign assistant to plan workplace employee giving campaigns and campaign project support volunteers to assist with campaigns. Call 475-0475 or e-mail No experience necessary – Seeking volunteers to help with autism program based on the book “SonRise” by Barry Neil-Kaufman. No experience necessary. Call 2311948. Sayler Park Community Center – is looking for volunteers to help with youth instructional sports and art classes between 2-6 p.m. weekdays. Volunteers need to be at least 18 years of age and a police check is required. Contact 9410102 for more information. SCORE-Counselors to America’s Small Business – A non-profit association seeking experienced business people to counsel others who are or wish to go into business. Call 684-2812 or visit

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