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Medals awarded for Bethel race BETHEL — More than 160 runners and walkers competed Aug. 11 in the fourth annual Bethel 10K/5K race. “This year a 5K Run was added to the 10K Run and 5K Walk and successfully attracted more runners to the Bethel race,” said Judi Adams, race coordinator and vice president of Community Savings Bank, sponsor of the event. “This allows us to be able to give a larger donation to the Bethel-Tate High School scholarship fund and the Bethel Ministerial Association. We could not have done it without the 38 volun-

A worker in Tate Township cuts up wood from a tree infested with the Asian longhoned beetle in November. COMMUNITY PRESS FILE PHOTO

Clermont to receive $2 M more to fight beetle

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CLERMONT COUNTY — The county is getting $2 million more from the state of Ohio to fight the Asian longhorned beetle. The additional funding was announced Sept. 4 by the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Brett Gates, public information officer with the state agriculture department, said $1.75 million of the funding will be used to continue surveying in Clermont County for signs of the beetle. He said $250,000 will be used to fund a tree replanting program by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. In August, the federal government allocated an additional $14.8 million to the U.S. Department of Agriculture to fight the beetle. The state and federal agencies have been cooperating in beetle detection and eradication effects. The beetle was discovered in Tate Township in June 2011. The federal and state officials began surveying trees in the area and so far have discov-

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Officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Ohio Department of Agriculture are trying to eradicate the destructive Asian longhorned beetle. PROVIDED ered more than 8,800 trees infested with the beetle. Work crews had removed 8,733 of the trees as of Sept. 1. Most of the infestation has been in Tate Township and Bethel, with isolated areas of infestation in Monroe and Stonelick townships. “More extensive surveys will help us determine the full extent of the Clermont County infestation,” said David Daniels, state agriculture department director. “It is very important that boundaries of this infestation



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are identified so we can work to prevent this infestation from spreading outside the current area.” In addition to the surveys, funds will be available to replant trees for residents who had trees removed from their yards as a result of the beetle infestation. “We recognize the change in the landscape that residents are seeing with the removal of infested trees,” said James Zehringer, state natural resources department director. “Ohio has always been known for its beautiful trees, and we want to work with property owners and provide them with resources to begin replanting efforts.” The new trees will be species not usually susceptible to Asian longhorned beetle infestation.

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Biden talks up the middle Tells crowd Reps. ‘discovered’ middle class at convention Gannett News Service MILFORD — Vice President Joe Biden told hundreds at Milford High School Sunday the biggest difference between President Barack Obama and his rival, Mitt Romney, is that Obama actually believes in the middle class. “I found it fascinating how the new Republican Party discovered the middle class at the convention,” Biden said. “It was like, ‘Eureka.’ “My dad would say to us, ‘Don’t tell me your values, show me your budget. I will tell you what you value,’ ” Biden said. Biden said a closer look the Republican agenda shows plans for massive cuts to Medicare, massive cuts to Social Security, massive cuts to early education. “Why are they doing it?” he said. “They have to. They need to do it to pay for the massive tax cuts they will give to the very wealthy.” Republican reaction was swift. “Once again Joe Biden has illustrated that he is incapable of talking honestly or substantively about the most important issues affecting Ohio workers and families,” said Romney campaign spokesman Christopher Maloney. “… It appears as

Vice President Joe Biden speaks Sunday to a crowd at Milford High School. The stop was part of a two-day campaign tour through Ohio. AMANDA DAVIDSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

though he is willing to say anything to divert attention away from the Obama administration’s failed policies, which have left more than 400,000 Ohioans looking for work.” About 735 people turned out to hear Biden speak in the Milford High School cafeteria, according to the Miami Township Fire Department. It was Biden’s last stop on twoday swing through Appalachia that stopped in Zanesville and Athens on Saturday and PortsSee BIDEN, Page A2

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teers that helped along the route with directions, water holes and water sprinklers.” Burke Park was the setting for the official start and finish of the race. Results were announced and medals awarded on the Edmund G. Burke Bicentennial Pavilion stage. The top finishers: » 10K run top male awards: Eric Hunziker of Cincinnati, time 36:29; Chris Ferrone of Cincinnati; time 37:06.

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BETHEL — A man who was taken to University Hospital by aircare Sept. 6 after being run over by a tractor is in fair condition, said hospital spokesman Matt Kramer. Robert Dooley, 2988 state Route 133, was trying to jump start a tractor when it began to roll forward knocking him down, said Tony Dooley, Robert’s grandson. Tony Dooley, who had

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» 10K run top female awards: Kamaria Walton of Cincinnati, time 41:37; Pattie Lucking of Cincinnati, time 45:05. » 5K run top male awards: Adam Tolle of Georgetown, time 17:30; Zane Copestick of Bethel, time 19:36. » 5K run top female awards: Trish Hiler of Georgetown, time 21:49; Zoe Crabtree of New Richmond, time 24:41. » 5K walk top male awards: Alan Ausman of Bethel, time 37:28; Samual Hilderbrand of Seaman, time 41:10. » 5K walk top female awards: Kathleen Gough of Bethel, time 36:34; Nancy Zadek of Bethel, time 36:35. » Kids fun run winners:

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ing prior to Election Day. If you would like to sign up to become a Clermont County poll worker, call the Clermont Board of Elections at 732-7275 or email Bonnie Carlier (Democratic poll worker supervisor) at or Ruth Ann Werner (Republican poll worker supervisor) at rawerner@ For more information about the duties of a poll worker, visit the Clermont County Board of Elections website at www.Clermont Emma Lu Carter, Alyssa Foster, Kamryn Foster, Peyton Foster, Julia Bowen, Joshua Bowen, Cara Bowen, Tony Essen, Robey, Kaitlin Jones, Jenna Puckett, Levi Jones, Laura Hilderbrand, Bradley Young, Garrett, Ian Hiler, Joel Graham and Emily Bowen. “It was exciting to see the Bethel community come together for a unique opportunity of combining physical exercise and support for two important local causes,” said John Essen, president of Community Savings Bank. “Thanks to those who volunteered and participated to make the event such a success. It’s not too early to start training for next year.” Adams thanked Mike Brown for doing all of the announcements for the race; Bob and Sarah Davison, John and Shirlene Wallace and Jerry and Madonna Cahall for the use of their water sprinklers; Canter Insurance, Harmony Hill Winery and Fitzgerald Pharmacy for the “water holes” along the way; CVS Pharmacy for the water donated for the end of the race; all the intersection volunteers; and the staff at Community Savings Bank for their volunteer hours. For complete race results visit the website

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and when he approached the vehicle two male African-American subjects emerged, knocked him to the ground and and attempted to take his wallet from his pocket. Riley told police he rolled around and resisted, and the two men were unsuccessful in their attempt to rob him. The two subjects then left the scene in their vehicle described as a white minivan with no windows. Riley sustained minor facial injuries and was transported to Clermont Mercy Hospital.


lost his job and his family relocated to Delaware. The Milford stop shows how important Cincinnati’s ring counties are to winning Ohio. The Democrats don’t expect to take Southwest Ohio’s heavily Republican counties of Butler, Warren and Clermont, but President Obama must minimize the losses there. If the Democratic candidate loses big in those counties, he can’t win Ohio. In 2004, Republican former President George W. Bush won Ohio because of overwhelming Republican margins in Clermont, Warren and Butler counties weren’t offset by Democratic Sen. John Kerry’s wins in large northern Ohio counties like Cuyahoga County. Milford residents Tony Gustin, 48, and Cindy Gustin, 51, said they came to the event for one specific reason: “We wanted to see part of history.” The Gustins consider themselves blue-collar workers and wanted to hear Biden’s message to the middle class. “Joe seems to be one of the more middle-class vice presidents that we’ve seen,” said Tony Gustin. Diane Porteous-Ervin, 59, of Milford summed up Biden’s speech this way: “The (Democrats) are worried about all the right things.”

A 24-year-old Williamsburg man was injured Sept. 6 when he was attacked by two men on state Route 276 near Half Acre Road in Williamsburg Township, according to police. The Clermont County Sheriff’s Office said Trevor Riley told them he was driving on state Route 276 when he stopped about 4:50 p.m. for a car that appeared to be disabled with its emergency flashers on. Police said Riley told them he stopped to assist

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mouth earlier Sunday. Earlier in the day Biden stopped at Cruisers Diner in Seaman, Ohio, sitting down with a group of motorcycle riders. The brief chat made national news because an Associated Press photo shows a woman practically sitting in Biden’s lap. Biden touched her shoulders and leaned in to talk to the woman, according to the Associated Press caption. It’s Biden’s 17th visit to Ohio this year. He’ll be back Wednesday for an event in Dayton.

Blue-collar background may appeal to voters Hamilton County Democratic Party Chairman Tim Burke said Biden was the right choice to appeal to the middle class. Biden can connect to small towns and blue-collar America, Burke said. “He comes from that background.” Biden grew up in Scranton, Pa., and has said he knows the struggles of a family trying to get by in a bad economy. His father at one point

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Festival to combine old, new for family-friendly fun Roxanna Blevins

MOSCOW — Community members will have an opportunity to participate in the family-friendly events of past years at the 14th annual Autumn Bash Festival. The festival, which will be Oct. 5 and 6 at Washington Township Park, 2238 state Route 756, is an annual celebration promoting community involvement, said Robin Brewer Assistant Administrator Robin Brewer. “This is a communityoriented event,” Brewer said. “It’s a celebration of the people in this area in general.”

From games and rides to cornhole and karaoke, the festival will have something for people of all ages with various tastes. Although the event will be full of traditional activities from past years, this year’s fireworks show will be a little bit different, said Brewer. The fireworks, which will take place at approximately 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, will be dedicated to Road Foreman John Corbin and to those who lost their lives in the March 2 tornado. “We try to keep it very localized,” Brewer said. Many of the foods and activities available at the event will benefit local organizations.

Students from Felicity schools will be selling raffle tickets at one booth to raise money for a trip to Europe, said Brewer. Some other organizations who will be represented at the festival are the Animal Rescue League and the Cancer Society. The emphasis on the local community is apparent not only in the organizations represented, but by the location of the event. “If you live in Washington Township, it’s right here in your own backyard,” said Township Trustee Beth Nevel. The festival will be 5-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5 and noon-11 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6.

Art Affaire brings old and new artists together By Rob Dowdy

Art Affaire brings art lovers from near and far, and this year’s event is also bringing more artists than ever before to Promont House Museum. Art Affaire, held by the Greater Milford Area Historical Society, will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Promont House Museum, 906 Main St. The outdoor art show will feature art exhibits in painting, clay, sculpture, photography, jewelry, glass, fiber, wood and mixed media presented by local and regional artists. This year’s event will feature approximately 60 artists, up from 40 in previoius years. Mary Ward, an organizer for the event, said she actively recruited new artists to go along with those artists who are familiar with Art Affaire. Local artist O’Neal Johnston has been participating in Art Affaire since it began seven years ago. He said he continues to return not only for the the chance to be on the Promont House grounds, but the mix of interesting music and fellow artists as well. “The quality of the material is pretty exceptional,” Johnston said.

Milford residents Sandy Dumrese, front, and Ginny Carrington take a peek at Jennifer Becker's jewelry designs at last year’s Art Affaire. This year’s event is Sept. 22. PROVIDED Johnston’s art focuses on wood-carving and woodturning. He said one of his specialties is handcarved Santa Clauses, though he also makes small bowls, ornaments and other items made from local wood. Northside artist Elizabeth Gaul will be attending

her first Art Affaire this year after being approached by organizers during a show in Cincinnati. Gaul, who specializes in Pennsylvania-German folk art, said she’s looking forward to the event in part because of its connection with the Greater Milford Historical Society. Gaul said she enjoys educating people about older forms of art, and does so through her wood-carving, water color work and scissor-cutting works of art. Gaul has been an artist since 1980 and is originally from Pennsylvania. This will be the third year that Elizabeth Kindle, College Hill, attends Art Affaire, bringing her fiber art back to the event. She began making fiber art, which uses fabric, art and natural fibers to make bowls and other fashionable containers, shortly before attending her first Art Affaire, and is looking forward to returning this year. Art Affaire is a fundraiser for the Greater Milford Area Historical .


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memorative ride that drew about 540 cyclists, many wearing black armbands to signify they were mourning Gast’s death. As organizers shouted admonitions to be safe and to follow all traffic laws, participants bicycled away from Lunken Airport, traveled to Gast’s home in Overthe-Rhine, then returned to Wilmer Avenue. The crowd gathered around the ghost bike for a moment of silence and brief remarks. John Chester, president of the Cincinnati Cycle Club, reaffirmed bicyclists’ right to share the road with motorists. “He had every single right in the world to do what he was doing. ... God bless you, Andrew.” At the time of the fatal accident, Gast was riding on the road, which is legal for cyclists, instead of on a bike path along the side of the road. Bicyclists said the path is rugged along that section.

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Jennifer Teets, of Union Township, turned her love of crafts into an Internet business now featured on’s American Made Contest. An Etsy is an e-commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items as well as art and craft supplies. Teets A selfdescribed entrepreneur at heart, Teets always loved to make gifts for her friends and family and after years of encouragement to sell her items she opened her Inspiration Nest website at ationnest in October 2011. “With Inspiration Nest I’m not tied to any one particular item or items. I basically create whatever I want,” she said. Teets got her start crafting in grade school, joining her mom and several of her mom’s friends ev-

ery Monday night to make the “hot craft at the time.” “The first thing I remember making was a macrame plant hanger,” she said. “Those evenings were spent learning and laughing.” Martha Stewart’s American Made contest is a search by Stewart and the editors of Martha Stewart Living magazine for 10 rising stars in a new generation of small-business owners. Their work should, “share the quality, beauty, inspiration, possibility and creativity embodied by Martha,” according to Embodying Martha was easy for Teets. In her teens, stores such as Hobby Lobby, Michaels, and Lowes didn’t exist, and neither did the Internet. She remembers watching shows such as “This Old House,” “The Frugal Gourmet” and “Sewing with Nancy” on Saturday mornings to learn how to do-ityourself. “Those were the only shows on TV where you could learn how to do something,” she said. “Then along comes Mar-

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The questions came as quickly as the balls they tossed to campers at the Cincinnati Reds Rookie Success League (RRSL) underway at the Batavia Township Community Center ball fields. Reds third baseman Todd Frazier and catcher Devin Mesoraco laughed often as they pitched balls to the 6- to 12-year-olds attending the first ever Clermont County RRSL camp. In between visits to various diamonds, they fielded questions. “What’s it feel like to get knocked over by a player stealing home?” asked one young boy. “It doesn’t really hurt,” answered Mesoraco. “I look at it as a way I can save a run for my team. Besides, I have lots of padding in that catchers gear.” “How many home runs have you hit?” shouted one young girl during a question and answer session. Frazier has contributed 13 homers since his career began in the majors, while rookie Mesoraco has had six, including four this year. “I’ve been playing baseball since I was your age,” said Mesoraco, as he playfully tugged at the cap of a 6-year-old, generating a big grin from the boy. Both Reds players said they

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your special event, or will help you find the perfect recipe. Her business is an extension of her passion and desire to add charm to her surroundings.” Teets entered the contest to gain exposure. Of the 84 items for sale on her website Teets said that her best-selling item is the chalkboard name tags. But her favorite pieces to create are the washi-tape cupcake flags because, “the tape patterns are so fun and colorful – I love seeing the colors and patterns people choose, plus they’re fun to make.” October marks the oneyear anniversary of her Inspiration Nest website. Her goals for the coming year are to participate in several craft shows and to “just continue to grow the business and build on the brand,” she said.


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Carnival is incentive for achievements By Roxanna Blevins

FELICITY — Elementary school staff rewarded fourth- and fifth-grade students who passed last school year’s Ohio Achievement Assements, by inviting them to an after-school carnival Sept. 6. The assessments, which were administered at the third- and fourth-grade levels, are designed to measure students’ proficiency in reading and math. To participate in the carnival, students had to pass both the reading and the math portion of the assessment.

“We want to encourage kids to really give it their best,” said Felicity-Franklin Elementary Principal Jennifer Keller. Keller said the students were given tickets, which they used to participate in activities at various booths. Some of the activities were a beanbag toss, a ring toss, face painting and a bounce house. One activity that was particularly popular with students was the wet sponge toss. In lieu of having a dunking booth, teachers and administrators took turns standing behind a piece of wood with a circle cut out for their faces, providing students a target

Kaylyn White and A.J. Johnson studying Bb. THANKS TO MARY ANN DILLON

for sponges. The carnival experience was made complete with foods including corn dogs, cotton candy, popcorn and snow cones. Third-grade teacher Brenda Green said she likes the opportunity for staff to “let our hair down and have fun.” She said the school regularly has incentives like the carnival to encourage students to do well on the assessments. “The kids work really hard to do that,” Green said. “I’m really happy we can give them that reward.”

Third-grade teacher Dawn Stephens invites students throw a wet sponge at her face at a Felicity-Franklin Elementary School carnival. The carnival was an incentive for students currently in fourth and fifth grade who passed both parts of the Ohio Achievement Assessments last year. ROXANNA BLEVINS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Lorin Bourbeau and Ben Watson use a banana to study Db. THANKS TO MARY ANN DILLON

B(ING) HAPPY Kindergarteners Skyelynne Meyer and Landen Grause at William Bick School studying the letter Bb. THANKS TO MARY ANN DILLON

Students in Mary Ann Dillon’s kindergarten classroom in William Bick Primary School were learning about the letter Bb. They sang a Bb song, traced some Bbs, made a butterfly, colored a baby and ate bananas.





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Boys soccer

» Bethel-Tate beat Goshen 7-1 on Sept. 4 as Jason Altmayer had four goals. The Tigers lost to New Richmond 3-2 on Sept. 6. Altmayer had both goals in the defeat. » McNick used goals from Grady Garrison, Patrick Henry and Matt Foresthoefel to defeat Covington Catholic, 3-2, Sept. 6.

Girls soccer

» Bethel-Tate lost to New Richmond 3-0 on Sept 6.

Boys golf

» Bethel-Tate beat Batavia by 13 strokes Sept. 4 at Elks Run. Tyler Houck was medalist for the Tigers with a 41.


Coach Bill Jenike gathers his troops in Bethel-Tate's opener against Landmark Christian. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

» Felicity-Franklin lost to Fayetteville Sept. 5, 2520, 26-28, 25-18, 25-20. » McNicholas improved to 4-1 after defeating Roger Bacon, 3-0, Sept. 6.

Tigers’ win drought is over By Scott Springer

BETHEL — The sound of victory returned to the vicinity of Ohio 125 between the King’s Hat Drive-In and Friendly Meadows Golf Course on Aug. 31. On that night, Bethel-Tate High School’s football team, under the direction of new coach Bill Jenike, broke a string of 18 consecutive losses with a 39-6 triumph over Fayetteville Perry. It had been nearly two years since the Tigers had been on the “smiling” side of the scoreboard (14-9 over Goshen Sept. 10, 2010). For Tiger fans eager to hear the sound of the cannon again on Friday nights, it might be time to buy some matches. “I’m not really keeping up with the past,” Jenike said. “We could be 2-0, but we gave up the ball five times and a special teams touchdown (in the Landmark Christian opener) and you can’t beat anybody doing that.” After the 35-13 loss to begin the season Aug. 24, it would have been easy for Bethel’s boys to hang their heads and assume more of the same was ahead. For a veteran coach like Jenike, that wasn’t an option. “We went back to basic football, made sure everyone knew their assignments and kept coaching them up,” Jenike said. The Fayetteville Perry numbers were down and they’re not exactly a team in line for a Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown appearance. However, a win is a win. The game was never in question. Bethel-Tate led 32-6 at the half and cruised to the victory. “We moved the ball well and got the fullback involved in the offense,” Jenike said. “We’re trying to get the quarterback a little more involved in the run game.

Receiver Samuel Price comes down with a fantastic catch to get the Tigers moving against Goshen. However. the Warriors were too much on Sept. 7 as they beat Bethel-Tate 34-0. BRANDON SEVERN/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

He’s a pretty good athlete.” Senior Jon Ward is the fullback and the quarterback is sophomore Allan Haave. Standing 5foot-10 and weighing a mere 145 pounds, Haave also doubles as a defensive back. “I think he has a chance to be a really good player,” Jenike said. Joining Ward and Haave in the backfield are senior Austin Iker and junior Blace Haviland. Jenike’s message to them and the rest of the squad is to play every play at 100 percent. At Bethel-

Tate, you can’t afford to take plays off. Bethel-Tate has dropped last year’s pass-oriented offense and is running Jenike’s version of the Wing-T formation. When a player makes the right cuts and the offensive line clears a hole, the Tigers are in business. “The line’s starting to play as a unit,” Jenike said. “Every now and then a kid’s in the wrong spot. If you don’t take the right step and get your head on the right side and cut off penetration, it

really hurts the offense. We’ve got guys improving like senior BJ Roa and junior Brandon Lewis.” Jenike also has some guys in different positions, like 6-foot-4 Samuel Price who has moved from receiver to tight end. More scoring may come in the form of a multi-sport senior Jenike eyed across the practice field. “We added a kicker from the soccer team, which is going to help us,” Jenike said. “He can kick the ball pretty well. Tyler Atkins can run. I’m going to do more than kick with him; he’s going to be playing soon, I hope. He’s the fastest kid on the team.” At Bethel-Tate, sharing and scouting athletes never ends. The new coach is trying to change the mentality and has received some assistance from his senior fullback Jon Ward in delivering the message. The result has been some late additions to the roster. “It’s different, but it’s a good kind of different,” Jenike said. “Everybody wants to win, but you’ve got to make a commitment now and not be a fence-straddler. It’s a slow process.” The slate in front of BethelTate is not “Murderer’s Row,” but considering where they’ve come from, it’s not easy. As a small division school in the Southern Buckeye Conference-National, the Tigers play eight league games. Included on Jenike’s inherited schedule are all five schools from the “bigger” American division; Amelia, Clermont Northeastern, Goshen, New Richmond and Western Brown. With a new system, any victories there will have been well earned. “We’ve got some games where we’re going to surprise some people,” Jenike said. The Tigers take the field again Sept. 14 at Blanchester.


» McNicholas beat Roger Bacon, 4-1, Sept. 4. Madison Hartwell and Katie St. Charles won at singles, while the doubles teams of Loren Powell and Caroline Johnstone, as well as Reagan Powers and Sally Daoud also won.

SIDELINES Volley for the Cure

UC Clermont will again be home to Volley for the Cure on Sunday, Sept. 16, beginning at noon in the Student Activities Center. The event will be a fundraiser for breast cancer research. UC Clermont will accept donations at the door with all proceeds benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The Cougars invite the community to support a great cause and cheer them on. Fans are encouraged to wear pink and come support the battle against breast cancer. Volley for the Cure T-shirts will available for a $10 donation at the match. Matches will be at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Teams participating are UC Clermont, OU Chillicothe, OSU Marion Admission is $5 for adults, children 12 and under along with UC students, staff and faculty are free with ID. For more information about UC Clermont’s volleyball team visit:

Sand volleyball registration

Fall registration is now in progress for fall sand volleyball leagues at Cincinnati Sand Volleyball Club for men, women, coed, quads or sixes. Call 831-4252 or visit to register.

Bethel, McNick bow in week 3 football By Scott Springer and Gannett News Service

The following are summaries of local football games.

Goshen 34, Bethel-Tate 0

After notching their first win since 2010 the previous week, the Tigers were shut out by the War-

riors in a game that was halted and called a final after a half due to lightning. The loss dropped Bethel-Tate to 1-2, while Goshen went to 3-0 on the year. “Goshen has a nice team,” Tigers coach Bill Jenike said. Next game: Bethel-Tate will travel to Blanchester in search of a second win Sept. 14.

Turpin 34, McNick 7 Connor Jansen and the Turpin offense were too much for McNick as the Rockets dropped to 2-1 on the season. The Rockets entered the game ranked No. 5 in the Enquirer’s Division II-IV coaches’ poll, but the squad could never get the momentum rolling to stop No. 1

ranked Turpin. Turpin quarterback Connor Jansen rushed for a 29-yard touchdown run early in the second quarter and the Rockets never recovered. The Spartans went on to score on their next two possessions to take a 20-7 lead into the half. The contest was suspended at halftime because of lightning

strikes in the area, but resumed Sept. 8. For McNick, quarterback Austin Ernst was 18-of-33 for 207 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. Receiver Jacob Lind caught four balls for 63 yards. Next game: McNick plays at Dayton Carroll Sept. 14.





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Tea party beliefs and the Bible Would God join the Tea Party? Probably not – Acts 10:34 says that God does not show partiality or favoritism. But He would agree with Tea Party principles, not because He agrees with us, but because we agree with Him. How so? The guiding principles of the Clermont County Tea Party boil down to three: » Fiscal responsibility – we should not spend money we don’t have, either personally, as a family, as a community, or nationally. » Limited government – government does not give us rights; rather, its job is to protect our rights. » Free markets – government does not produce wealth; only free individuals working in voluntary cooperation with other free people can produce anything of value.

The Bible consistently warns against debt and advises us to carefully consider the priorities of our spending. In Randy Kleine COMMUNITY PRESS Romans 13:8, Paul says, GUEST COLUMNIST “Owe no one anything.” Anticipating credit card and installment loan debt, Proverbs 13:7 says, “There are some who pretend to be rich, yet have nothing.” The United States is borrowing money from Communist China and from investors from other nations in disobedience to Deuteronomy 28: 12, 43-44 which predicts that they will become the head and we, the tail. Proverbs 22:7 confirms, “…the borrower becomes the lender’s

slave.” Our stated national debt exceeds $16 trillion, but unfunded Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid liabilities now push that figure to $222 trillion according to Bloomberg News. This debt is now owed by our children, grandchildren, and those yet unborn. Proverbs 13: 22 says that “a good man leaves an inheritance (not debt) to his children’s children.” What about the poor and needy (and those students from middle- and upper middle-class families that demand federallysubsized student loans)? Romans 13: 1-7 lays out the proper role and jurisdiction of civil government, that is to provide an environment that protects the lives and property of its citizens by apprehending and punishing evil-doers. That is what is meant by “the

General Welfare” in the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution. Charity is properly the domain of the individual, the family, and the church. Since neither government or criminals produce anything, illegitimate government and criminals share common behaviors: both use force or threat of force to take property (and sometimes lives) from its rightful owners and give it to someone else who “needs” it. As Aesop said in 600 BC: “We hang the petty thief, but appoint the great ones to high office” to do our stealing for us. The ability to own, use, and dispose of private property is the essence of liberty, the springboard of production and wealth, and the fount of generosity. Slaves cannot own property, nor can they freely help others in need. Unless a man is able to

Ohio Beef Checkoff – make your beef herd The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association has initiated the process through the Ohio Department of Agriculture to increase the Ohio beef checkoff from $1 to $2 per head by statewide referendum. On Aug. 21, ODA Director David T. Daniels signed the order to hold the referendum on Monday-Wednesday, Sept. 24, 25 and Sept. 26, at all county offices of the Ohio State University Extension Service between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. You may vote on site at the Clermont County Extension Office, 1000 Locust Street, Owensville, located on the Clermont County Fairgrounds. You do not have to vote in your county of residence. You may also vote by mail with ballots available at all county extension offices or can be requested by contacting the Ohio Department of Agriculture at 1-800-282-1955. All mail-in ballots must be postmarked by Sept. 26. Who can vote: » Each person who bought and marketed cattle subject to the checkoff in the 12 months prior to voting is entitled to one vote. » For an individual to be eligible to vote, the cattle must have been marketed in that person’s

name. For both a husband and wife to be eligible to vote, each must have marketed cattle in their own name. If the cattle were Gigi Neal COMMUNITY PRESS marketed by a corporation or GUEST COLUMNIST partnership, the eligible voter is the corporation or partnership and the corporation or partnership has one vote. A corporate officer must vote for the corporation. The majority partner must vote for a partnership. » Beef and dairy producers are eligible to vote if they meet the above requirements. » 4-H and FFA members that have marketed cattle in the last 12 months are eligible to vote. » There is no minimum age for voting, as long as the individual can affirm they have marketed cattle in the previous 12 months. » All Ohio beef producers are eligible to vote, if they meet the above requirements. It does not matter where they market their cattle. Even if an Ohio beef producer markets all of their cattle

out of state, they are still eligible to vote in the referendum. » Out of state beef producers who market cattle in Ohio are also eligible to vote, if they meet the above requirements. They can vote by requesting a mail ballot, or voting in person at any polling place. » Referendum ballots may be cast at any polling place, regardless of county of residence. The passage of the referendum would mean a change in the total Checkoff dollars collected. The total amount collected would increase to $2 per head. There will be no change to the National Beef Checkoff; the increase would be paid entirely to the Ohio Beef Council. The additional $1 would be refundable upon request by producers paying the Checkoff. The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association would not benefit from the Checkoff increase. Beef Checkoff dollars are used by the Ohio Beef Council to increase beef demand. In addition Checkoff dollars are also used to increase the demand for veal and veal products. By law, the Beef Checkoff cannot use funds to influence government policy or action, including lobbying.

The buying power of the dollar has decreased significantly over the past 25 years. Today the dollar only buys $.47 compared to what it bought in 1985 when the national Checkoff began. The reduced buying power of the Checkoff means Ohio’s beef producers are missing opportunities to more effectively promote our product to the 11.5 million consumers who call Ohio home. In addition today’s cattlemen and the beef they produce face more challenges than ever from well-funded activists and antimeat groups who are opposed to raising beef as food. The Checkoff strengthens the voice of our industry to counteract their efforts. For additional information on the referendum, contact the Ohio Department of Agriculture at 1- 800-282-1955 and request the Ohio Beef Marketing Program Referendum, contact OCA at 614-873-6736 or Clermont Extension at 513-732-7070. Gigi Neal is the OSU Extension Educator in Agriculture and Natural Resources serving Clermont County and the Miami Valley EERA.

Beware of squabbling political groups Pull a dollar bill out of your wallet and look at the eagle on the back. In its beak is a banner with the phrase “e pluribus unum” printed on it. The phrase, meaning “out of many, one,” was our country’s motto until 1956. It originally referred to the idea that from 13 sovereign states one country was formed. Over the years, it came to mean something more: Out of many countries, ethnicities and races was born one people Americans. We Americans hold commonly shared values: Freedom of speech, press and religion; free enterprise; belief in the individual; equal opportunity, and limited government. The values are what we call “Americanism” - the glue that holds a diverse people together. They are what makes us exceptional “The Shining City on a Hill.” Radicals in the 1960s claimed that “a shared national identity”

was evil. They argued that the majority, who held these shared values, oppressed minorities. To overcome this Gary Knepp situation, it COMMUNITY PRESS was necessary GUEST COLUMNIST to identify these social groups - race, ethnicity, class, religion, gender and sexual orientation - and develop government policies that appealed to the self-interest of these groups regardless of whether these policies met the common good. And thus was born “identity politics.” Identity practitioners support politically-correct speech, sensitivity-training sessions, intrusive government intervention and make government appointments based more on their group identity than on



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their individual merit. Crafty identity politicians formulate an electoral calculus that counts votes by separating Americans into favored groups and handing out government goodies to them. By its very nature, identity politics are divisive - pitting one group of Americans against another. President Theodore Roosevelt recognized the danger posed by identity politics way back in 1915 when he wrote: “The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin … would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities.” Liberal historian Arthur Schlesinger, decades later, decried “the cult of ethnicity,” warning that identity politics will pull the country apart. We are seeing the tactics of identity politics in play. Racial divisions are being agitated. Religious practices are threatened by government policies.

Class envy is being preached. Favored groups are being rewarded, while others are being punished. In a recent poll Americans, by nearly a 2:1 margin, believe the country is going in the wrong direction. How do we change our country’s direction? One very important step would be to recognize the destructive nature of identity politics and develop objectives and politics that promote the common good - floating everyone’s boat instead of just the favored. If we don’t do this, the outcome is clear. Our country will become mired in the paralysis of “squabbling” groups that Roosevelt warned us about. Or worse, we may even devolve into the tribalism characteristic of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Gary Knepp is an attorney in Batavia and teaches history at UC Clermont. He lives in Milford.

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profit (keep what he earns) from the use of his time, labor, and capital (property), it is doubtful that he will create much wealth. The Seventh Commandment establishes the sanctity of contracts; the Eighth, the individual right to own and control property; and the Tenth, that not even in thought should a person violate the property rights of another. Pastor Chad Hovind of Newtown’s Horizon Community Church has entertainingly presented these Tea Party/Scriptural concepts in his DVD series, “Godonomics: what the Almighty has to say about the almighty Dollar,” available at Check it out! Randy Kleine is a resident of Milford.


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 email 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.


Crossroads Hospice – Volunteers are wanted to join the team of Ultimate Givers who strive to provide extra love and comfort to terminally-ill patients and their families in Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland and Warren counties. Volunteers are also needed to support signature programs inspired by Jim Stovall’s novel, “The Ultimate Gift” The Gift of a Day program asks patients what their perfect day is and staff and volunteers work to make it a reality. Ultimate Givers visit with patients in their homes, assisted living facilities and nursing facilities and help with clerical duties at the Crossroads office. They provide emotional support and companionship to patients and family members, assist with errands or provide respite for those caring for terminally-ill loved ones.For more information or to sign up as an Ultimate Giver, call 793-5070 or compete an application online at volunteering. Before becoming a Crossroads Hospice Ultimate Giver, participants must complete an application, TB skin test and training session lead by members of the Crossroads team. Volunteers must wait a minimum of one year after the death of an immediate family member or loved one before applying. Meals on Wheels – Volunteers are needed on Mondays to drive weekly, bi-weekly or monthly from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Volunteers would pick up meals from Deupree House in Hyde Park and deliver a 90-minute route to eastern Cincinnati shut-ins. A valid driver’s license and car insurance are required. For more information or to volunteer, contact Chris Lemmon at 272-1118 or e-mail her at

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





Dean Edith Peters was UC Clermont’s first dean, and the first female dean of a co-ed college in Ohio. PROVIDED

UC Clermont celebrates 40 years By Rob Dowdy

The University of Cincinnat’s Clermont College has been providing an education and opening doors to employment to thousands of students in its 40 years of existence. The school is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year by not only looking back at past accomplishments, but also looking forward to new possibilities and challenges. UC Clermont Dean Gregory Sojka said the school has always partnered with county businesses, which is how the school got its start in Clermont County. In 1969, a group of Clermont County businesses, residents and organizations made a proposal to the University of Cincinnati to bring a branch campus to the county. The group pledged $125,000 to buy a 60-acre farm property on which to build the campus. The University of Cincinnati bought the property in May 1970. Through donations and purchases, the school now occupies 91acres in Batavia Township. The school, which opened with a single building, now has eight buildings on campus. The school’s first dean, Edith Peters, who was also the first female dean of a co-ed college in Ohio, was hired in June 1972, just three months before the school opened. At the time, UC Clermont had 16 administrative and support staff, along with 10 full-time and eight part-time faculty members. The school now has 98 fulltime faculty members and 150 part-time faculty members teaching each term. UC Clermont, originally Clermont General and Technical College, opened its doors Monday, Sept. 25, 1972, with 97 full-time

UC Clermont Dean Gregory Sojka speaks with students (from left) Josh Love, of Eastgate, Laura Clifford, of Batavia, and Josh Ross, of Batavia, between classes. ROB DOWDY/ THE COMMUNITY PRESS In it’s 40 years, UC Clermont, originally called Clermont General and Technical College, has been discovered by thousands of students in and around the county. The school continues to expand its reach by offering more programs and classes for students. PROVIDED and 184 part-time students. During the 2011-2012 school year, UC Clermont enrolled 2,400 full-time students and 1,471 parttime students. Registration prior to the start of the first class in 1972 was conducted at various off-campus locations because the school’s sole building was incomplete and the main road to campus, College

Drive, wasn’t finished. Patricia Scherer, one of the first faculty members hired in the first year of the school, remembers driving up Interstate 275 to the campus, noting she passed few cars and Eastgate Mall “was a big hill.” Scherer said students began flocking to the school, even though the campus’ only building

wasn’t even completed when the first semester began. She said some of the windows had no glass and fixtures were hanging from the ceilings of some classrooms. “Nothing was really in place, but we started,” Scherer said. Sojka said while many things about the school have changed in its 40 years, the foresight of those who founded the school has remained intact. “They had a vision that this community needed a college; that it would be part of this community’s growth,” Sojka said. Sojka said 40 years after opening its doors, UC Clermont continues to welcome first-generation college students each fall and spring. He said that was part of the original intent of the

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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, SEPT. 13 Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Eastside Sports, 806 Ohio Pike, Ages 10 and up. All experience levels. Family friendly. $5. 310-5600; Withamsville.

Literary - Libraries Creative Writing Group, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Teens and adults. Free. 724-1070. Williamsburg.

Music - Blues Sonny’s Solo Blues, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, 697-9705; Loveland.

Nature Nature Knowledge Nights: Hawks and Owls of Ohio, 7-8:30 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Live birds on hand as new neighbors Raptor Inc. bring over sampling of their non-releasable teaching birds. $8, free for members. 831-1711; Union Township.

Shopping Scholastic Book Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Selection of naturerelated books. Nonmembers pay daily admission, free for members. 831-1711; Union Township.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 14 Business Seminars Civic Legislative Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Receptions Banquet and Conference Center Eastgate, 4450 Eastgate Blvd., Tom Niehaus, Ohio Senate president, will speak. $40, $25 members. Reservations required. 576-5000; Union Township.

Dining Events Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes cole slaw and French fries. Carryout available. $5.50 and up. 5752102. Milford.

Music - Blues COLD Tuna, 8 p.m.-midnight, Quaker Steak & Lube, 590 Chamber Drive, Acoustic/electric rock-n-blues from members of the Tuna Project. Free. 831-5823. Milford.

Music - Rock Hogwild, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Macadu’s, 928 Ohio 28, Free. 2480358. Milford.

Recreation Friday Night Racing, 7 p.m., Moler Raceway Park, 2059 Harker Waits Road, Now running Mt. Orab Ford Late Models, Holman Motors Chevettes Modifieds and Crazy Compacts on Fridays, Hot Laps starting at 7 p.m. Family friendly. $13, $5 ages 7-15, free ages 6 and under. 937-444-6215. Williamsburg.

Shopping Scholastic Book Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Nonmembers pay daily admission, free for members. 831-1711; Union Township.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 15 Exercise Classes Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, 135 N. Union St., Zumba fitness and Zumba Gold classes. $5. Presented by Kimberley “KC” Coniglio. 240-5180; Bethel.

Festivals Old West Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Old West Festival, 1449 Greenbush Cobb Road, Relive days of Wild West in unique entertainment experience. Re-enactments, trick shooting and roping, demonstrations, rides, food and music. Free parking. Rain or shine. $12, $6 ages 6-12; free ages 5 and under. 866-937-8337; Williamsburg.

Music - Oldies Elvis, 7-8 p.m., Great Scott, 106 E. Main St., Each week, Jo-El or

Jason Griffin take stage as Elvis. Free. Through Feb. 16. 943-4637; Amelia.

Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Eastside Sports, $5. 310-5600; Withamsville. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, $5. 240-5180; Bethel.

Nature Hands-On Nature, 2-4 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Play Facilitators provide variety of tools and toys for children to borrow to explore PlayScape. Nonmembers pay daily admission, free for members. 831-1711. Union Township. Seasonal Naturalist: Fall, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Join chief naturalist Bill Creasey for onehour PowerPoint review followed by three hours in the field. $20, $10 members. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township. Discovery Fall, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Hands-on excavation of 400-million-year-old fossils. Compare fossil finds with live stream animal discoveries. $56, $36 members. 831-1711. Union Township. First Explorers Fall, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Go in search of Monarch caterpillars. $56, $36 members. 831-1711. Union Township. Awareness Fall, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Discover what calls the stream home while searching for aquatic critters and fossils. $56, $36 members. 831-1711. Union Township. Naturalist Explorers Fall, 1-4 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Turtle Telemetry: use an antennae to locate box turtles with small radio transmitters on their shells. Aerial nets in hand, search for monarch butterflies to tag and release. $100, $69 members. 831-1711. Union Township.

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

TUESDAY, SEPT. 18 Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Eastside Sports, $5. 310-5600; Withamsville.

Farmers Market Loveland Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Loveland Station, W. Loveland Avenue, E. Broadway and Second streets, Located at Loveland Station parking area: Route 48 and W. Loveland Ave. 683-0491; Loveland.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19 Exercise Classes Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, $5. 240-5180; Bethel.

Music - Blues Bike Night with Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 6-10 p.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, 590 Chamber Drive, Free. 831-5823; Milford.

Music - Oldies

Pets Louie’s Legacy: Race to Rescue, 2-6 p.m., KennelResorts, 5825 Meadowview Drive, Sponsored dog walk, demonstrations, pet care info, raffles, adoption station, children’s area and more. Dogs must be vaccinated, on a leash and crowd friendly. Benefits Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue. Free. 831-7297; Milford. Adoption Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Angel’s Rest Animal Sanctuary Thrift Store, 221 Front St., Shop in thrift store. Funds Angel’s Rest: hospice facility for old, sick and unadoptable animals. Free. 800-6738; New Richmond.

Recreation Friends of East Fork State Park Car Show, Noon, East Fork State Park, Ohio 125, Campground, Loop C. Judging starts at noon. Trophies awarded at 4 p.m. Registration 10 a.m.-noon. Music, food, games, split-the-pot, craft show and door prizes. Participation trophies will be awarded to the first 20 vehicles. Trophies will be awarded to the top 10 vehicles. Benefits The Friends of East Fork State Park. $10 per entry, free spectators. 734-4323. Bethel. Amazing Nature Race, 10 a.m., William H. Harsha Lake, 2185 Slade Road, Visitor Center. Solve a series of nature challenges to receive your next clues. Be prepared to get wet, meet some creatures, save a life, go on a sea creature hunt and more. Activities will require driving to separate locations. For families and groups age 7 and up. Free. Registration required. 797-6081; Batavia.

Seminars Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Grailville Retreat and Program Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Transformative experience designed to empower participants to respond to current global reality with action and informed, grounded optimism about our future. $25. Reservations required. 683-2340; Loveland.

Shopping Scholastic Book Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Nonmembers pay daily admission, free for members. 831-1711; Union Township.


Thursday, Sept. 13, is a Nature Knowledge Night at the Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Learn about hawks and owls of Ohio with Raptor Inc. The cost is $8 or free for CNC members. For more information, call 831-1711 or visit CARA OWSLEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS Cincinnati Polo Club Match vs. Indianapolis, 2 p.m., Miami Meadows Park, 1546 Ohio 131, Polo match. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Polo Club. 456-6113; Milford.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 16 Festivals Old West Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Old West Festival, $12, $6 ages 6-12; free ages 5 and under. 866-937-8337; Williamsburg.

Historic Sites Clermont County Museum Day, 1-5 p.m., Harmony Hill, 229 S. Third St., Learn about Clermont County history and heritage. Free. 724-7790. Williamsburg. Clermont County Museum Day, 1-5 p.m., The Anchorage Museum, 1843 Ohio 28, Learn about Clermont County history and heritage. Free. Presented by Clermont County Historical Society. 722-1027. Goshen. Clermont County Museum Day, 1-5 p.m., Birthplace of Ulysses S. Grant, U.S. Route 52, Learn about Clermont County history and heritage. Free. 553-4911; Point Pleasant.

Music - Benefits TreeAid Benefit Concert, Noon-8 p.m., Burke Park, 100 S. Ash St., Music by Acoustic Edge at noon, Tracy Walker at 1:30 p.m., Acoustic Heroes at 3 p.m., Bryon Cox at 4:30 p.m. and HearSay at 6:15 p.m. Food vendors, green industry professionals, educational booths, demonstrations, auction, raffles and entertainment. Benefits Southwest Ohio’s healthy trees. Free; donations accepted. 315-8786; Tree_Aid.htm. Bethel.

Nature Hands-On Nature, 1-3 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Nonmembers pay daily admission, free for members. 831-1711. Union Township.

On Stage - Children’s Theater Wump Mucket Puppets, 2

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. p.m., Julian’s Deli and Spirits, 200 W. Loveland Ave., Patio. Puppet show with songs and humor. Free. 583-1725. Loveland.

Shopping Scholastic Book Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Nonmembers pay daily admission, free for members. 831-1711; Union Township.

Special Events Clermont County Historic Museum Day, 1-5 p.m., Promont House Museum, 906 Main St., Clermont County Collaborative of Historical Organization’s sponsors open house at 11 museums. Information and map at website. Free. 753-8672; specialprograms.htm. Milford. Clermont County Historic Museum Day, 1-5 p.m., Owensville Historical Society, 410 S. Broadway, Pattison home and Gauche Park Cabin. Clermont County Collaborative of Historical Organization’s sponsors open house at 11 museums. Information and map at website. Free. 753-8672; Owensville. Clermont County Historic Museum Day, 1-5 p.m., Clermont County Historical Society, 299 S. Third St., In same building as Harmony Hill. Displays on Pt. Pleasant pipes, Clermont County Infirmary artifacts, buggy and more. Clermont County Collaborative of Historical Organization’s sponsors open house at 11 museums. Information and map at website. Free. 753-8672; specialprograms.htm. Williamsburg. Clermont County Historic Museum Day, 1-5 p.m., Ross

Gowdy House Museum, 125 George St., Memorabilia of old New Richmond and life on the Ohio River. Clermont County Collaborative of Historical Organization’s sponsors open house at 11 museums. Information and map at website. Free. 753-8672; New Richmond. Clermont County Historic Museum Day, 1-5 p.m., Bethel Historical Society Museum, State Route 125 and Main Street, In Grant Memorial Building. Memorabilia of the Bethel Area. New Military Room and display of barbed wire. Clermont County Collaborative of Historical Organization’s sponsors open house at 11 museums. Information and map at website. Free. 753-8672; Bethel.

MONDAY, SEPT. 17 Business Meetings Clermont Chamber Gather on the Green, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Stillmeadow Country Club, 1 Stillmeadow Drive, $175. Reservations required. 576-5000; Pierce Township.

Exercise Classes Free Mondays, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Jazzercise Anderson Fitness Center, 1971 Eight Mile Road, New customer offer: All Mondays free in September. 8335642; Anderson Township. Zumba Fitness Classes, 6:307:30 p.m., Nothin’ But Net Sports Complex, 4343 Mount Carmel Tobasco Road, Combines body sculpting exercises with high-energy cardio. $5. 3794900; Mount Carmel.

Matt Snow, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Rincon Mexicano Restaurant, 4450 Eastgate Blvd., Suite F-5, Cantina and Dining Area. Frank Sinatra Party and a bit of Spanish party music, too. 943-9923; Eastgate.

Nature Hands-On Nature, 2-4 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Nonmembers pay daily admission, free for members. 831-1711. Union Township.

Religious - Community Healing Rooms, 7-8 p.m., Milford Assembly of God, 1301 Ohio 131, Spiritual, financial, physical or emotional healing. Free. 831-8039; Miami Township.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 20 Art & Craft Classes Learn to Draw Animals, 6:30-9 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Eight-week adult drawing class for all skill levels. Learn to see natural world as an artist sees it. $225, $200 members. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Eastside Sports, $5. 310-5600; Withamsville.

Literary - Libraries Creative Writing Group, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, Free. 724-1070. Williamsburg.

Music - Blues Sonny’s Solo Blues, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 697-9705; Loveland.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 21 Clubs & Organizations Mended Little Hearts Cincinnati Meeting, 7 p.m., Child Focus, 551 Cincinnati-Batavia Pike, Support group for families affected by No. 1 birth defect: Congenital heart defects. 1 in 100 babies is born with this birth defect. Child care available with advance registration. RSVP: 688-8280. Union Township.

Dining Events Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, $5.50 and up. 575-2102. Milford.

Music - Jazz Chris Comer Trio, 7-10 p.m., Front Street Cafe, 120 Front St., 553-4800. New Richmond.



Kids can help with no-bake pudding Yesterday I took dinner to a friend who was ill. I wanted to bring a dessert for the family along with the meal but didn’t have a lot of time, so I decided to make banana pudding. Now usually I make the pudding from scratch, like a pastry cream, but that wasn’t going to Rita happen Heikenfeld yesterday. RITA’S KITCHEN So I carried in my no-bake version and it was a huge hit. Here’s the recipe for you to try.

COOKING WITH RITA Brambles and bountiful fall fruits at Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 17. Call 513-674-6059 for details. Gardeners and foodies will enjoy learning how to grow fruits and herbs while feasting on Rita’s special menu. Some lucky students will win fruit plants.

olive oil. Add beans, cumin and oregano. Cook until heated through. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix with rice. Garnish as desired.

Mom’s no-cook best banana puddin’

4 oz. cream cheese, softened ½ cup sweetened condensed milk (This is half of the 14 oz. can. Freeze the leftover milk.) 3.5 oz. package instant vanilla pudding 1½ cups milk1 tablespoon vanilla 2 cups whipping cream, sweetened to taste*, whipped and divided, or 16 oz. whipped topping, thawed and divided 3 ripe bananas, sliced About half a box of vanilla wafers

Put cream cheese and condensed milk in mixer and blend well. Whisk pudding mix into milk and vanilla, and blend until smooth. Add to cream cheese mixture. Blend well and fold in half the whipped cream or whipped topping. Save the other half for garnish. Make layers in casserole dish: Vanilla wafers, bananas and the pudding mixture on top. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving or up to 8 hours. Garnish with whipped cream and more wafers. *To sweeten whipping cream: Stir in 1/4 cup powdered sugar or more to taste before whipping.

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Reader Dave N. would like a recipe for chicken hash and gravy to make at home.

Rita’s no-bake banana pudding uses cream cheese and instant vanilla pudding. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

Vegetarian black beans and rice (hopefully like Skyline’s)

or shaved chocolate on top. Stir in a couple handfuls of coconut into the pudding. Make individual puddings in wine glasses.

Rita’s freezer pesto

Basil is in season right now. Make your own pesto and you’ll be happy you did. This makes a nice amount and is better than anything you can buy. Plus less expensive in the long run. A great topping for pizza, pastas, soups, breads. Fabulous dolloped on polenta that you’ve cooked with a bit of garlic and Romano cheese. Pesto is good on just about anything! Go to taste on garlic. Some people like to leave the cheese out and just stir it in when thawing out for a brighter flavor.

For the fellow who loves Skyline’s vegetarian black beans and rice. I hope he likes this. I might toss in a shake or two of chili powder too.

chopped tomato, lime juice, cheese

Cook rice according to package directions. While rice is cooking, sauté onion and garlic in a bit of

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

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


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way the android phones work.’ Well, the other two phones I purchased did not.” Howard She told Ain that to the HEY HOWARD! cell phone employee but he would not take the phone back. A few weeks later, when she was back at the store for another reason, Schweitzer again inquired about getting a new phone to replace the one with which she’s continued to have problems. This time she was told the 14-day return policy had expired. In the meantime, Schweitzer continued to have billing problems. Her bill shows the company tried to correct it by giving her a credit, but the same charges also appeared on the new bills. At one point, she says, a supervisor tried to fix the billing issues but she

With new, improved cell phones coming out each year it’s no wonder nearly 500 million phones were sold worldwide last year alone. But before you buy a new wireless phone you need to know your rights, just in case something goes wrong. Cathy Schweitzer of Alexandria bought three new phones for herself and family earlier this year. She quickly noticed there was a problem with the phone she bought for herself – it would take too long to turn on. Schweitzer says, “I took it back on April 2 and they said the problem was the way I was holding the phone. That I was pressing these two buttons, the volume and the on-off at the same time. ‘Don’t do that,’ they said, ‘and that shouldn’t happen.’” But Schweitzer says she had even more problems and returned to the cell phone store two more times in the first 12 days she had the phone. “They said, ‘This is the


Jill Cochran has been working at the Boys & Girls Club of Clermont County for more than 10 years, moving from volunteer to director. Cochran recently was named director after serving several stints as interim director and fulltime staff member. Cochran’s relationship with the Boys & Girls Club began as a volunteer when her two children attended. She continues because it provides the missing link to help children succeed. As a volunteer, Cochran also assisted in community development in New Richmond, coordinating recreation opportunities in vari-

school year each day starts with “Power Hour,” which is time set aside for students to get help with homework. After “Power Hour” there’s an afternoon snack and plenty of time for activities. All efforts at the club focus on three key areas: education, healthy lifestyles and leadership. Cochran said the club also encourages college visits. Staff members take about 10 high school students to various Ohio colleges each year. She said these visits are important because many club members may be the first in their families to potentially graduate high school or consider attending college. “They can do it. Sometimes they just need that extra push,” Cochran said. The club has two locations in Clermont County, with one for ages 6-12 in Amelia and the other for ages 13-18 in New Richmond. In the coming years, the Clermont County club will work to expand in communities like Mt. Carmel or Milford.


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County OKs Batavia village annexation By Roxanna Blevins

BATAVIA — County Commissioners Sept. 5 approved a Type II annexation of property within Batavia Township, proposed by Batavia Village Council. The property approved for annexation by the commissioners is owned by Glen Wiedenbein and covers 276 acres in the township and includes parts of Bauer Road and Old Ohio 32. Some county offices and Batavia High School are part of the property being annexed. Prior to the commissioners’ vote, attorneys Joseph Trauth and Wanda Carter commented on the proposal, representing the village and the township, respectively. “What’s best for the county, what’s best for the state is not this annexation,” Carter said. Carter said the annexation did not meet the seven requirements necessary to annex property. Her two main points of conflict were contiguity requirements and the ownership of the property. Carter said Wiedenbein is not an owner because of a statutory definition. The property is composed of two distinct masses of land, which are linked only by a roadway, said Carter. Trauth said the county engineer has confirmed

that the territory is compliant with requirements. He also said that, according Nichols to Ohio Revised Code, a proper owner for a Type II annexation is “any adult individual who is legally competent seized of a freehold estate in land.” By this standard, Wiedenbein is a proper owner of the property, said Trauth. Only one owner is required for a Type II annexation, he said. Although the commissioners expressed unfavorable feelings about the annexation, two out of three of them voted to approve it. Commissioner Ed Humphrey, who voted against the annexation, said he does not believe the seven requirements were met, and he questions Wiedenbein’s intentions in petitioning to annex the land. Upon review of the details by the county prosecutor, commissioner David Uible motioned to approve the annexation. Commissioner Bob Proud seconded the motion. “It is egregious, and it is a tax-grab,” Proud said. Batavia Village Administrator Dennis Nichols said he would like for the commissioners to have agreed with the decision to


annex the property, but he is gratified by their decision. Nichols said after the village council receives a package of approval from the county, a 60-day waiting period will go into effect. After the waiting period, the village council must pass an ordinance for the annexation, and 30 days after that the annexation will go into effect. Nichols expects the annexation to be in effect by early to midDecember.


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DEATHS Carl Brewer Carl E. Brewer, 74, Bethel, died Aug. 31. He was a tow motor operator for the Sonoco Company. Survived by wife Billie Brown Brewer; son Michael (Rhonda) Brewer; grandchildren Mindy, Daniel Brewer; sisters Joyce Miller, Shirley Proffitt, Carol Burch, Terri Harrison. Preceded in death by sister Janet Leathe. Services were Aug. 31 at Community Lighthouse Church. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home.

Jeannette Crabtree Jeannette Marie Crabtree, 72, Bethel, died Sept. 2. Survived by husband Willis Crabtree; children Phillip (Tracy), Brad (Teresa), Randy (Denise) Susan Crabtree, Damon Curtis, Rita (Danny) Gilbert, Trena (Tony) Picou, Karen Winn; 25 grandchildren; 25 greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by daughters Rhonda Bryant, Ruthie Crabtree. Services were Sept. 7 at the Faith Center Church of God. Arrangements by E.C. Nurre Funeral Home.

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Carl Knauber, 73, died Sept.

Survived by children Carol, Bob; daughter-in-law Lisa; grandsons Steve (Rachael), Josh (Devona), Jacob (Amber), Justin (fiancée Angela); great-grandchildren Raelynn, Kaden, Conner, Pandora, Merrick, Armand, Addison, Mabel. Preceded in death by parents Iccie, Joseph Knauber, a brother and seven sisters. Services were Sept. 7 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home.

RELIGION Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church

Join a weekly intercessory prayer time from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Friday evening. Each session begins with a time of worship followed by intercession. Pray America is meeting in the contemporary worship space of Armstrong Chapel. For more information contact Sue Heffelfinger 513-527-4639. Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church is again offering its Divorce Care program to the community and making three additional support groups available too. Now registering for Parent’s Morning Out on Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon for the 2012-2013 school year. During the program, children are engaged in Bible stories, crafts, games, music and playtime with friends in a safe and fun, nurturing Christian environment. Open to children ages 1-5 years. Annual tuition is $510 for one child (based on $15/day) and $850 for two children (based on $25 a day). Registration forms are online at www.armstrong childrenfamilies/ preschool.html. Contact Jennifer Hock at for more information or to schedule a visit. The church is at 5125 Drake Road; 561-4220; www.armstrong

Emmanuel United Methodist Church

The church is looking for crafters of all kinds for its fourth annual craft show from 9 a.m.

to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the church. The women of the church will make homemade breakfast and lunch. There also will be a bake sale. Call Janet Hale at 752-6696. The church is at 4312 AmeliaOlive Branch Road, Batavia; 732-1400;

Epiphany United Methodist Church

Wee Three Kings Preschool has openings for the 3-year-old afternoon and 18-36 month Parent’s Day Out classes. Parents Day Out meets from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays. Parents may choose one or two days a week. The 3-year-old class meets two afternoons per week, from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Spots are filling fast. Call 683-4256. The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 677-9866;

Glen Este Church of Christ

The Antique and Classic Car Cruise-in is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at the church. A free lunch will be served and prizes will be given, even to car admirers. A DJ will play 50s and 60s music. Call the church for more information. The church is at 937 Old State Route 74, Eastgate.; 753-8223.

Goshen United Methodist Church

The church will be celebrating its 180th anniversary Sept. 22 and Sept. 23. A carry-in dinner is scheculed for 5:30 p.m.

Milford Christian Church

ABOUT RELIGION Religion news is published at no charge on a spaceavailable basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. » E-mail announcements to areeves@community, with “Religion” in the subject line. » Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. » Mail to: Community Press, Attention: Andrea Reeves, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio 45140. Saturday, Sept. 22. Past pastors have been invited to attend. Sunday, Sept. 23, District Superintendent Jocelyn Roper will be the guest speaker during worship service starting at 10:30 a.m. The service will be followed by a cake and punch reception at noon. Everyone is welcome to come celebrate this special weekend anniversary event. Sunday school is 9:30 a.m. The church’s rummage sale to benefit Agape Food Pantry is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, at the church. The Bargain Sale is 9 a.m to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the church, to benefit Agape Food Pantry. The church id st 6710 Goshen Road, Goshen; 722-2541;

Loveland Presbyterian Church

Loveland Presbyterian Church is once again “Leaving the Building” and holding an Outdoor Worship and Drama in Loveland’s Nisbet Park at 11AM. Rev. Dr. Stephen Melton and others will present a skit entitled "Bible Balderdash" prior to the sermon. Music by Bob Norton, etc. There will be a picnic after the service. Sunday worship time is 10 a.m. followed by fellowship classes and Sunday School classes.The church has a youth group for seventh- through 12th-grade. The church is at 360 Robin, Loveland; 683-2525.

Loveland United Methodist Church

The Worship team recently began offering two services: “Classic Tradition” at 9 a.m.; “Engage!” – a contemporary worship offering at 10:30 a.m. Our Children’s team will be offering nursery care all morning, and Sunday school for all ages up through grade six during both worship services. In addition, the Sunday morning experience will provide life-changing teenage studies, including confirmation class, as well as adult learning opportunities. The ministry leaders are working on finalizing plans for these offerings. for Sunday class times for teenagers and adults. To find out about all the ministry offerings at Loveland UMC, visit, follow us on Facebook, or call Pat Blankenship, director of ministry operations, at 6831738. Explore small groups, Bible studies, children’s ministry, youth ministry, adults ministry, seniors ministry and “Hands On/Off Campus” mission/outreach opportunities. The church also offers opportunities to connect in various worship arts ministries such as music, drama, video, sound and visuals. The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-1738;

The church is having a Community Meal at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. There is no cost. Milford Christian Church is at 844 State Route 131, in Miami Twp. For more information, call Kendra Widmyer at 2038726 or visit the church website. The church is at 844 state Route 131, Miami Township; 831-0196;

Milford First United Methodist Church

Special Worship Series in September include all worship services on “Becoming Difference Makers: Coming Together to Build the Future Now,” based on the book of Nehemiah. Friday Fun Day, a parent’s day out program, is now enrolling for a six-week session beginning Sept. 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuition is $60 per child. The program is for ages 2 to 5 years. For more information contact Seneca Taylor. The church is at 541 Main St., Milford; 831-5500;www.milford

Trinity Community Church

The church’s 60th anniversary celebration picnic is 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at Healy Community Center at Chamberlain Park in Deer Park. For information, call the church office. The church is at 3850 E. Galbraith Road, Cincinnati; 7917631;

Village Church of Mariemont

The church has a new service time for the resto of summer and fall and a new location. Sunday worship service is now at 10 a.m. on the corner of Maple and Oak streets at 3920 Oak St.

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Rain on the roof a welcome sound Howdy Folks; We finally got some rain we had, according to our rain gauge, two inches. We woke up during the early morning and heard it raining.I asked Ruth Ann, “Is that rain I hear?” She said it sure is. What a blessing the rain came slow and the ground really accepted the moisture, thank the Good Lord. We went to White Oak Valley Grange at Mowrystown for their Grange picnic. There was a good group there with plenty of good food. The lecturer from Monroe Grange, Bob, had a good program. Everyone enjoyed it. We do this as an exchange program, they had the program at Monroe’s picnic in July. The picnic was held at the little park in Mowrystown. It is a fine park, and is sure kept clean. It seems there is a lot of use for the park. The kids of the Grange sure enjoyed the swings and they have a swing using a tire. Claire sure enjoyed this swing. She asked if we had a tire to make a swing at their house for her. We had just

taken our old tires to Felicity the Friday before, but Tony said he had one and would get it to George them. Rooks Ruth OLE FISHERMAN Ann was talking to Pauline, and she said our great grandson weighs 9 pounds, 6 ounces, and is a good eater, and sleeps good at night. We are so privileged to have a family like we have. Pauline and Ralph celebrated 29 years of marriage this week. Ruth Ann and I were invited to a picnic at some folks from church in Nicholsville. It was a great evening and a beautiful home and property. These folks are so gracious to invite folks to their place. Thanks, Gary and Diane. Now Saturday mornning, on the first Saturday of the month, the men of the Bethel United Methodist church have a breakfast meeting. This month it was at Frisch’s here in Bethel. There were sever-

al folks there. Ruth Ann went along with me. This may sound different, but we had a Pomona Grange meeting at Pan Handle, near West Union, at 10:30 a.m. While we were up that way we did some shopping for coffee, paper goods and other things. After the meeting there is always a meal to enjoy. The big weedeater we have had for several years, needed some work, so we had taken it to Dan, so he could fix it, on the way home we stopped and picked it up, and of course paid him for the repairs/ Thanks Dan. Saturday evening we were invited to a 50-year wedding anniversary celebration for a fine couple. Their children held the party at one of the kids’ home. What a beautiful place they have. Now the two celebrating the 50 years also play music with the Kinner Express. This group plays at the Old Bethel Church here at East Fork. There was a fine group of folks helping them celebrate this wonderful event. These two wonder-

ful people have a beautiful family and several grandchildren, and have made lots of friends over the 50 years. Congratulations to Jim and Nancy Cook, from the ole fisherman and wife. Ruth Ann and Nancy were in school together, so their friendship has been for years. The Kinner Express will be playing for the Homecoming at the Old Bethel Church Oct. 7, so mark your calendar and come. On Sept. 19 the Clermont County PERI will be at the Chilo Park, with the speaker Chris Clingman. There will be some information on the activites in Columbus concerning our retirement Now I must write about, you know who, Chessy. This cat is such a blessing she waits in the morning for us to get up, when I open the kitchen door, she is ready to come in. Last Monday in the afternoon, while we were watching the news, Chessy was laying on the arm of Ruth Ann’s chair. Ruth Ann had made some banana bread earlier, so she got us some to eat. She had

put cream cheese on a slice, so she gave Chessy a small piece and after she ate it she looked up at Ruth Ann like, well, I need another piece. Whatever we are eating she will as usual eat it too. Ruth Ann needed to go to the kitchen, so she put Chessy on my lap. She snuggled on my arm and seemed to be very happy. When Ruth Ann made a noise, Chessy jumped down to see what she was doing, What a cat. While we were doing Grange reports, Chessy layed under our chairs. Start your week by going to the house of worship of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God Bless All. More Later. » The PERI for Clermont County will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Chilo Park, with Chris Cligman as the speaker, there will be no catered meal, so bring a sack lunch or stop at a nearby restaurant and pick up something. There is a Deli on 52 which has sandwiches you may order. You may call them at 876-7467, or you may also stop after the meeting and

tour and get some ice cream there. » The Bethel Lions Club will be treating the residents of the Bethel Woods apartment complex to a meal and program Monday, Sept. 17. The Men of the Lions Club will be making cakes and some of the residents will judge them, for some prizes. The dinner will be at 6 p.m. This is an annual service the Lions club does for these folks. » The Lions Club’ Birthday Calendar listings are due by this meeting. We invite anyone who would like to have their birthday and anniversary on the calendar which goes out into the community to contact one of the Lions Club members, or call the Rooks’ at 734-6980. The listings of five dates, and the calendar, is $5. If you have a business you would like to advertise on this calendar, contact us. A one-line listing is $25.

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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